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iPad mini Roundup Updated

Apple's Thursday, October 16 event may see the debut of a new Retina iPad mini. While rumors about the new mini have been overshadowed by the iPad Air, it is expected to see a processor upgrade and the addition of Touch ID.


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iPad mini Roundup Updated

Apple's Thursday, October 16 event may see the debut of a new Retina iPad mini. While rumors about the new mini have been overshadowed by the iPad Air, it is expected to see a processor upgrade and the addition of Touch ID.


Recent Mac and iOS Blog Stories
Autodesk Launches AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT for Mac 2015
Email App 'Mailbox' for Mac Enters Open Beta, Available to All Users
Apple Opening New Retail Stores in Florida and New Hampshire This Week
iPhone 6 Pre-Orders in China Top 20 Million Through Carriers and E-Commerce Site JD
Buyer's Guide: Deals on the iPad Air, MacBooks, Apple Accessories, and More
Boost Mobile to Offer iPhone 6 and 6 Plus Starting October 17 With $100 Discount
Chinese Carriers Take One Million iPhone 6 Pre-Orders in First Six Hours
Skype for Mac Gains New Mobile-Style Redesign for Improved Chat Experience







iPad Air Roundup Updated

Apple is debuting its next-generation iPad Air this Thursday, with part leaks pointing towards an A8X chip, 2GB of RAM, and storage starting at 16GB. Rumors also suggest the updated tablet will feature Touch ID, an improved camera, a gold color option, and a new anti-reflective coating.


Recent Mac and iOS Blog Stories
Autodesk Launches AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT for Mac 2015
Email App 'Mailbox' for Mac Enters Open Beta, Available to All Users
Apple Opening New Retail Stores in Florida and New Hampshire This Week
iPhone 6 Pre-Orders in China Top 20 Million Through Carriers and E-Commerce Site JD
Buyer's Guide: Deals on the iPad Air, MacBooks, Apple Accessories, and More
Boost Mobile to Offer iPhone 6 and 6 Plus Starting October 17 With $100 Discount
Chinese Carriers Take One Million iPhone 6 Pre-Orders in First Six Hours
Skype for Mac Gains New Mobile-Style Redesign for Improved Chat Experience







iPhone 6 Begins Shipping to Customers for Sept 19th Delivery

Apple began accepting pre-orders for the iPhone 6 on Friday, September 12th. The first of those orders are beginning to ship to customers. Verizon sent notices to customers today with tracking numbers for their early orders.

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Despite the early shipping, FedEx will hold shipments for simultaneous delivery on launch day -- Friday, September 19th. Despite the coordinated effort, some new iPhones may slip through and arrive a day early or so.

Readers on our forums are tracking their shipments and order status in various threads:

- The "I just bought/ordered/shipped/received my new iPhone 6/6 Plus" thread
- iPhone 6 & 6 Plus Sprint Pre-Order Thread!
- T-Mobile.com preorder thread
- ATT Pre-order status
- VZW Order Status Thread
- UK iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus Thread


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iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

Apple launched the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus yesterday. Here's what's new with iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, some hands on impressions, as well as how to buy them when they go on sale on September 12th.


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iWatch Roundup Updated

With just four days to go until we get our first look at Apple's wearable device, rumors are ramping up. New information suggests the iWatch will have a curved, flexible OLED display covered in sapphire, NFC support, and wireless charging capabilities. Check out our roundup for all of the latest rumors.


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‘iPhone 6′ Case Giveaway and Other Prizes from MacRumors

The iPhone 6 is expected to be announced on September 9th, 2014 with an Apple Media event. The actual launch will likely take place a couple of weeks later.

Some of the first rumors of any new Apple iPhone seems to come from the case manufacturers. There's a huge financial incentive for case manufacturers to be early to market with case designs for a new iPhone. The first leaked schematics for the iPhone 6 were published in March, 2014 and the first cases based on the designs started appearing shortly thereafter.

These case-design leaks aren't always correct, but this time there have been part leaks as well. Our iPhone 6 roundup goes into great detail about what we know so far.

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During our early iPhone 6 research, we obtained a batch of 200 rumored 4.7" iPhone 6 cases with our logo on it. We thought they might be useful on day one of iPhone 6 launch, or could simply serve as a MacRumors souvenir if the specs turn out to be not-quite-right. So, we're giving away 200 4.7" iPhone 6 cases to 200 of our mailing list members selected at random. To be clear, these cases might not even fit the real iPhone 6-- but that's part of the appeal. The case colors will be distributed at random, but possibilities include red, blue, grey, and frosted clear.

We'll be giving out other prizes over time to our mailing list subscribers. Official rules are available here. For this initial prize, we have to limit it to U.S. mailing addresses only, due to the cost of shipping 200 items internationally. iPhone 6 case giveaway contest deadline is midnight (Eastern) on the evening of Thursday, August 21st 2014. Winners will then be picked and mailed their cases, hopefully in time for September 9th.

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