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NO. WAY. ‘Limited volumes’ of sapphire iPhone 6 at launch?

Much has been said about the iPhone 6, but Apple is doing a good job of keeping us guessing. One model uses sapphire crystal; they both use sapphire crystal. One model is launching in September; they’re both launching in September.

For what it’s worth, TrendForce is sticking its beak in, suggesting that the sapphire display version of the iPhone 6 will arrive in “limited volumes” at first.

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Five of the worst mobile games I’ve played this year

Five of the worst mobile games I’ve played this year

Lewis Curdie  4 days ago

There’s a frankly ridiculous number of new games released each week on the App Store (and Google Play, to be fair), and with many of them actually being pretty decent, I can generally cherry pick my review candidates and stick to the good stuff.

Still, pobody’s nerfect, and thanks to overzealous press releases and/or sultry PR gals (mostly the latter, ahem), I’ve been guilty of occasionally letting the odd stinker through the hallowed Mobo-gates. Here I list five of this year’s worst.

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Apple’s iPhone 6 to make other phones more expensive?

We’ve been hearing plenty about iPhone 6 specs, proposed launch and release dates, and a possible delay for the larger chap, but here’s a story from out of left field.

Eastern speculation machines suggest the iPhone 6 could make future non-Apple phones more expensive. Zuh?

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Review of the week

Review of the week

Lewis Curdie  7 days ago

Another week, another seven days closer to death. And, less depressingly, the much-discussed launch of the iPhone 6, though we're still not entirely sure when that's happening.

Mostestest comments this week goes to A rant about Three Mobile, as yours truly bemoaned the temporary lack of home broadband and a subsequent reliance on tethering.

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Apple ‘tentatively’ eyeing mid-September for iPhone 6 launch

Apple likely won’t give us a great deal of notice for the iPhone 6 launch event, so between now and then, for the next 5-6 weeks, we can expect every man and his dog to take a wild stab in the dark.

The latest anonymous sources have pinned the tail on “mid-September”, which, yeah, pretty much jives with what we’re expecting.

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Four things we’re looking forward to in 2H14

Four things we’re looking forward to in 2H14

Lewis Curdie  Jul. 24 at 13:00

There’s clearly been some disruption in the space-time continuum. It seems like only yesterday that we looked back over space year 2013AD, but already we find ourselves in July 2014. JULY. How did that happen?

Yes, we may be racing towards death at an alarming rate, but on the plus side, lots of cool stuff is being released in the second half of 2014. “List four of them in some kind of feature, big man!” Sure.

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iPad mini 3 to release as iPad mini Air?

iPad mini 3 to release as iPad mini Air?

Lewis Curdie  Jul. 23 at 12:00

First we had the Apple iPad mini, then came the iPad mini 2 (left) – or iPad mini Retina if you prefer.

With the iPhone 6 and iWatch hogging the rumour limelight of late as far as Apple is concerned, we haven’t said a great deal about the inevitable iPad mini 3, but fresh Chinese whispers suggest it’ll hit the market as the iPad mini Air, with a suitable reduction in size.

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Apple iPhone 6: 70-80 million units built by year-end?

Incredibly, I’m currently staring at a headline that reads: “Next iPhone Will Offer Bigger Screens”. THAT IS BRAND NEW INFORMATION. Well, if you’ve been in a coma for the past six months.

They’ll measure 4.7in and 5.5in, blah blah blah… The more interesting part of the story, for our money, is the notion of Apple ordering more iPhones for launch than ever before.

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Five things we think we know about the iPhone 6

Five things we think we know about the iPhone 6

Lewis Curdie  Jul. 22 at 13:00

Of all the top smartphone manufacturers, Apple probably does the best job of keeping things under wraps until, like, the actual product launch, but that’s not to say there aren’t countless leaks beforehand – on an almost daily basis at the moment for the iPhone 6

With less than two months to go (maybe), I’ve complied all the pertinent stuff and put together – er, as the title reveals – Five things we think we know about the iPhone 6.

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Google Play’s freemium games won’t be labelled ‘free’ much longer

The European Commission loves sticking its political beak into the world of mobile, but to be fair, we’re usually pretty happy with the results – such as the recent lowering of data roaming caps.

Similarly, I’m quite happy with the decision that freemium games shouldn’t really be labelled free on app stores like Google Play and, well, the App Store.

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