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Luke DormehlLuke Dormehl is a UK-based journalist and author, with a background working in documentary film for Channel 4 and the BBC. He is the author of The Formula: How Algorithms Solve All Our Problems, And Create More and The Apple Revolution, both published by Penguin/Random House. His tech writing has also appeared in Wired, Fast Company, Techmeme, and other publications. He'd like you a lot if you followed him on Twitter.

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iPhone 6s could be slightly thicker than its predecessor

Leaked alleged schematics showing the iPhone 6s.

Leaked alleged schematics showing the iPhone 6s.

Apple tends to focus on internal components rather than external changes when it comes to its incremental “s” releases.

However according to a new leaked schematic, this year the company might think a bit different — with a slightly redesigned iPhone body that, surprisingly enough, could turn out to be marginally thicker than last year’s model.

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Pegatron needs you! iPhone builder to take on 40k workers for new models

Apple is hoping for big things from its next gen iPhone.

Apple is hoping for big things from its next gen iPhone.

Apple is predicting big things for its next-generation iPhone 6s — and for Apple’s manufacturers, big orders means hiring a big workforce to deal with it.

A new report today claims that Protek, a Pegatron subsidiary based in eastern China, is hiring 40,000 additional workers to cope with the iPhone 6s manufacturing it’s scheduled to start work on next month.

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Possible iPhone 6s keynote and launch date revealed

The iPhone 6s and 6s Plus are ten weeks away.

The iPhone 6s and 6s Plus are ten weeks away.

With just two full months to go until the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus are officially unveiled, a Chinese gadget blog has allegedly revealed the launch dates of both the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus — courtesy of sources inside the Foxconn supply chain.

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iPhone 6 Plus explodes in Hong Kong (literally)

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The iPhone 6 Plus is one of the hottest phones out there.

The Chinese iPhone market is exploding, but perhaps a bit too literally for one Hong Kong woman, who claims that her 128GB iPhone 6 Plus exploded while being charged — not only separating the screen from the handset, but significantly melting the back cover.

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iPad Pro could arrive later this year, with a little help from Sharp and Samsung

The iPad Pro is on its way.

The iPad Pro is on its way.

Apple is turning to both long-time manufacturing partner Sharp and long-time “frenemy” Samsung to help build the displays for its eagerly-anticipated 12.9-inch giant-sized iPad Pro, according to a new report.

Sharp is said to have provided a small test batch of the enormous 264ppi, 2,732×2,048 displays in June, which met with Apple’s high production standards. However, Cupertino is also said to have given Samsung a back-up role building screen panels — suggesting that Apple is expecting big things with this next-gen device. Pun intended.

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Trademark filing hints that El Capitan is coming to iPad

El Capitan coming to an iPad near you?

El Capitan coming to an iPad near you?

Hidden in the dense verbiage of Apple’s latest trademark filing for OS X El Capitan is an intriguing detail not previously seen in similar filings for OS X Mavericks or Yosemite — revealing that Apple’s next-gen OS X could possibly be on its way to the iPad.

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Woz: Entertainment trumps accuracy in new Steve Jobs trailer

Seth Rogen plays Steve Wozniak in the forthcoming Jobs biopic.

Seth Rogen plays Steve Wozniak in the forthcoming Jobs biopic.

The Woz wasn’t exactly the world’s biggest fan of the Ashton Kutcher-starring 2013 movie Jobs, whose script he infamously dismissed as “crap.” But what did he make of the trailer for Danny Boyle’s Steve Jobs, which landed earlier this week?

In an email correspondence, Wozniak gives something of a mixed view — essentially dinging the film for its accuracy, but arguing that its heart is in the right place.

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iPhone set to reach record shipments as new models enter production

iPhone 6s is on the way.

iPhone 6s is on the way.

Apple will ship 50 million iPhone units in the fourth quarter of 2015, according to a new report published today which claims that companies in the iPhone 6s supply chain have started delivering finished components to Foxconn and Pegatron for final assembly.

If accurate, this means that the iPhone 5s, 6, 6 Plus, 6s and 6s Plus will hit combined shipments of 230-240 million units in 2015 — up from the 192 million units Apple shipped last year.

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iPhone 6s likely to receive major camera upgrades both front and back

Get ready for a major camera upgrade for the iPhone 6s.

Get ready for a major camera upgrade for the iPhone 6s.

Rumors that the iPhone 6s will receive a new 12-megapixel camera with 4K video recording got a boost today — thanks to a document allegedly leaked by a Foxconn employee.

The document also suggests that the iPhone 6s’ front-facing camera will receive a massive upgrade from the 1.2-megapixel sensor found in current iPhones thanks to a new 5-megapixel sensor.

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