iPhone 5S Production To Begin In December As Apple Battles Against Supply Constraints [Report]

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The iPhone 5 is less than two months old, and Apple is already preparing to build its successor.

Following the supply problems Apple has faced with the iPhone 5, the Cupertino company is reportedly woking to ensure that it is better prepared for the iPhone 5S by trialling production way ahead of the handset’s public release. According to one Chinese newspaper, it will begin production of up to 100,000 iPhone 5S units this December.

Apple Suppliers Now Shipping 13-Inch Retina MacBook Pros, Refreshed iMacs [Report]

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Waiting for its little brother? The wait could soon be over.
Waiting for its little brother? The wait could soon be over.

Itching to get a Retina Mac, but worried the 15-inch MacBook Pro is too big? Well you may not have to wait too long for the 13-inch model. According to one report, Apple’s suppliers have already begun shipping the 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro, and refreshed iMacs ahead of their launch in the coming months.

Adding New Dock Connectors To All iOS Devices This Fall Is A Manufacturing Impossibility

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There's a good reason why this new dock connector won't be coming to all iOS devices this fall.

It seems like Apple’s sixth-generation iPhone will be the first iOS device to boast a brand new, mini dock connector when it launches this fall. But there have been rumors that claim Apple will refresh all its iOS devices to make the new connector a standard across its entire lineup.

Not only does this seem highly unlikely, but there’s one reason why it’s an impossibility: Apple’s supply chain just couldn’t handle a refresh that big.

WSJ Confirms Amazon Is Testing A Smartphone That Could Enter Production This Year

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Amazon hopes to expand its mobile reach with a new smartphone.
Amazon hopes to expand its mobile reach with a new smartphone.

Following earlier rumors that claimed Amazon is gearing up to launch a smartphone that will rival Apple’s iPhone, The Wall Street Journal has confirmed with sources that the retail giant is currently testing the device with its suppliers, and that it could enter production as early as the end of this year.

WSJ: The iPad Mini Is Coming, Will Enter Production In September

What the iPad mini may look like up against its siblings.
What the iPad mini may look like up against its siblings.

Following yesterday’s report from Bloomberg that revealed Apple plans to release the long-awaited iPad mini this September, a new report from The Wall Street Journal has this morning added even further credence to those claims.

According to “people familiar with the matter,” Apple’s suppliers are preparing for mass production of a new iPad with a display smaller than 8 inches, which is expected to begin in September.