Analyst expects iWatch to replace iPod in the future; doesn’t expect an iPod refresh this year

Analyst expects iWatch to replace iPod in the future; doesn’t expect an iPod refresh this year

According to a research note from Christopher Caso, an analyst with Susquehanna, the iPod lineup will not be refreshed this year, which means that there won’t be a new iPod Touch to accompany the iPhone 6 launch in September. The report also states that Apple could be looking to replace the iPod line with the upcoming iWatch sometime in the future, indicating that the iPods are on their death beds now.

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Report claims 5.5-inch iPhone 6 will feature ultra-thin design; may be delayed due to battery issues

Report claims 5.5-inch iPhone 6 will feature ultra-thin design; may be delayed due to battery issues

Taiwanese publication Commercial Times (via G4Games) reports that the rumored 5.5-inch iPhone 6 may be delayed. The report claims that the delay is due to yield issues with the battery required for the 5.5-inch model.

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Apple interviewing for executive positions on its mobile payments team

Apple interviewing for executive positions on its mobile payments team

Apple allegedly is interviewing executives in the payments industry as part of the company’s push into mobile payments, reports Re/Code. This information was obtained from two people familiar with the process.

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WWDC 2014 Rumor Roundup: iOS 8, OS X 10.10 and more

WWDC 2014 Rumor Roundup: iOS 8, OS X 10.10 and more

Apple announced its WorldWide Developer Conference (WWDC) 2014 for developers will be held from June 2nd to June 6th at the Moscone West Convention Center in San Francisco, California.

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Apple not likely to make its own baseband chips until 2015: JP Morgan

Apple not likely to make its own baseband chips until 2015: JP Morgan

JP Hall, who is an analyst from JP Morgan has specified to the investors that Apple is unlikely to use its own baseband chips for the iPhones and iPads, at least until 2015. This comes as a recent report suggested that Apple will start designing its own baseband chips.

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New Apple TV Set-Top Box to Play ‘Key Role’ in 2014, Feature Motion Controls

New Apple TV Set-Top Box to Play ‘Key Role’ in 2014, Feature Motion Controls

In a recently-released research note, well-connected KGI Securities analyst Ming Chi Kuo notes that the Apple TV set-top box is set to receive a refresh later this year, with the updated device playing a “key role” in Apple’s ecosystem. The new device will include a plethora of innovative new features including motion control, which will allow users to interact with the device without the need for a remote control.

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iWatch to have ‘Fashionable Appearance’; may come in two Sizes, Top End to Cost ‘Several Thousand’ Dollars

iWatch to have ‘Fashionable Appearance’; may come in two Sizes, Top End to Cost ‘Several Thousand’ Dollars

In the latest product roadmap from KGI Securities (which are typically released on an annual basis), analyst Ming Chi Kuo gave his predictions for the forthcoming iWatch, and has revealed a lot of interesting tidbits about the Apple wearable that we haven’t heard up to this point.

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New report claims Apple will unveil iWatch in September

New report claims Apple will unveil iWatch in September

According to a report from Taiwanese Publication Digitimes, Apple is already receiving samples for flexible circuit boards from Flexium Interconnect, Zhen Ding Technology Holding and Career Technology for the upcoming iWatch. These companies specialize in making flexible PCBs.

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iWatch may include UV Light Exposure Sensor

iWatch may include UV Light Exposure Sensor

According to a research note from Barclays analyst Blayne Curtis, Apple’s rumored iWatch may include a UV light exposure sensor manufactured by Texas based Silicon Labs.

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Apple iWatch to launch in Q3 2014 [Report]

Apple iWatch to launch in Q3 2014 [Report]

According to supply chain sources, the Apple iWatch wearable device will break cover in Q3 2014. It is said that Quanta Computer will manufacture the device while TPK and Richtek Technology will supply sapphire touch panels and chips required for the device. The processor of the iWatch will be designed by Apple apparently with production outsourced to Samsung.

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