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What iPhone would have looked like back in 1984

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Apple has become the most valuable company in the world thanks to the incredible success of the iPhone. Over half a billion iPhones have been sold since the original was released in 2007, but do you ever wonder what the smartphone would look like had Apple made it back in 1984?

Pierre Cerveau reimagined Apple’s flagship product in his neat “Macintosh Phone Concept” that takes inspiration from one of Apple’s other killer products — the Macintosh 512k.

Take a closer look:

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How to annoy your Facebook friends with GIFs

The GIFs have landed on Facebook.

The GIFs have landed on Facebook.

Facebook and GIFs seem like they’ve both been fixtures of the Internet forever, but it has taken until 2015 for the two to finally hookup.

Starting today, Facebook users can annoy friends with the most amazing GIFs the web has to offer. Unfortunately, you can’t upload your favorite GIFs directly to Facebook but you can embed them from other websites.

Here’s how to do it:

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Apple snatches up augmented reality company Metaio

Apple is diving into AR.

Apple is diving into AR.

Apple has finalized an acquisition for the augmented reality company Metaio in a move that could soon bring the German firm’s AR tech to iOS and other Apple devices.

Metaio, which specializes in creating augmented reality tools for other businesses as well as other computer vision solutions, mysteriously announced last night that it would stop selling its services, but filings with the German government reveal that the company has transferred all of its shares over to Apple.

Take a look at their incredible tech in action:

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Apple loses appeal to dismiss antitrust monitor, again

Apple can't ditch its ebook compliance monitor.

Apple can’t ditch its ebook compliance monitor.

Apple just can’t get rid of its shady antitrust compliance monitor.

After making another appeal to the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York to disqualify Michael Bromwich as its monitor, Apple was rejected by the federal court this morning, even though the judge said Apple’s allegations against Bromwich ‘give pause.’

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Yes, you can get a ticket for using Apple Watch while driving

Never use Digital Touch while driving.

Don’t Digital Touch and drive.

Everyone knows that talking on your cellphone while driving will get you a ticket in most places, but one driver in Canada recently found himself taking heat from the police after he was caught tapping his Apple Watch while behind the wheel.

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Get your Apple gear in hours: Apple now offering same-day delivery

Why visit the Apple Store when you can get stuff deliver same day?

Why visit the Apple Store when you can get stuff deliver same day?

Need a new Lightning cable right now but don’t have time to drive all the way to the Apple Store? Starting today you don’t even have to leave your couch to get your Apple fix, now that the Apple Store app has added same-day delivery via Postmates integration.

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CBS will ‘probably’ sign Apple TV deal, if the money’s right

Add CBS to the list of broadcasters ready to sign a deal for Apple TV

Add CBS to the list of broadcasters ready to sign a deal for Apple TV

The new Apple TV streaming service might not be launching as soon as we hoped, but when it does, CBS will probably be part of the package.

CBS CEO Les Moonves made an appearance at Recode’s Code Conference and revealed that he just met with Eddy Cue last week to talk about Apple’s upcoming plans. When asked whether CBS will be apart of the new service, Moongraves said “probably.” However, it’s going to take a lot of money to close the deal.

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Cars are ‘ultimate mobile device’ and other Apple insights from Jeff Williams

The man described by Fortune as "Tim Cook's Tim Cook."

The man described by Fortune as “Tim Cook’s Tim Cook.”

Apple’s VP of operations, Jeff Williams, took the stage at Recode’s Code Conference today to talk about everything from his pride and joy (ResearchKit), to the future of Apple Watch.

A full lineup of new software and products are sure to be announced next month at WWDC, but Williams revealed some of the surprises early, telling Walt Mossberg that Apple Watch apps are about to get a new SDK so they can run faster.  Apple’s electric car project came up as well with Williams calling cars  ‘the ultimate mobile device.’

Here are seven juicy insights into Apple’s future from the interview:

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Apple Watch apps are about to get the speed boost they desperately need

Native Apple Watch apps are coming.

Native Apple Watch apps are coming.

Apple Watch is one the most incredible watch I’ve ever owned, but there’s just one problem — the apps are all soooo slow.

That could change pretty soon, according to Apple VP of Operations Jeff Williams, who says Apple will give developers a preview of native Apple Watch apps at next month’s Worldwide Developers Conference.

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Apple will kick off WWDC 2015 with June 8 keynote

WWDC is just around the corner.

WWDC is just around the corner.

Apple updated its official WWDC app this morning, and along with listing hundreds of sessions that will give developers an inside look at the latest iOS and Mac software, the app reveals the conference will kick off with a two-hour keynote June 8.

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