iPod touch could make a comeback in 2019

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Remember the iPod touch? Sort of?
Photo: Apple

Apple’s phone-less iPhone might be getting a refresh. A leak indicates a new version of the iPod touch is in development.

And this might not be the only iOS product coming out of retirement: other recent reports have an updated iPad mini in the offing.

2018 iPad Pro might make a change you’ll hate

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Smaller bezels will reportedly be a highlight of the 2018 iPad Pro, but will that make up for a huge drawback?
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The next-generation iPad Pro is going to have some nice improvements, like smaller screen bezels resulting in an edge-to-edge look.

But not every change is likely to go down well with fans. Apple is also supposedly going to remove the headphone jack, as it has done in its iPhone line. But that’s probably not the move that will draw the most criticism.

2018 iPhone mockups hint at new details

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3D mockups might reveal additional info about the 2018 iPhone models.
Photo: Mac Otakara

The release of Apple’s next smartphones is apparently close enough that the Asian supply chain has detailed specifications on the design. These have been used to create 3D mockups.

A video comparing these to current iPhone models reveals new details about Apple’s plans.

iPhone 8 inductive charging may be a wee bit slow

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This is what will bring wireless charging to iPhone 8.
Photo: Weibo

One of the biggest new features on Apple’s next-generation iPhone might be a bit of disappointment to buyers.

According to the latest rumor out of Asia, Apple will use an older standard for its inductive charging feature which means recharging could take longer than expected.

‘iPhone Edition’ may get Apple Watch-like steel band

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iPhone 8 concept
Same size as the iPhone 7, but with a bigger screen.
Photo: Martin Hajek

The iPhone 8 may take some design cues from the Apple Watch, if the latest rumor out of Asia turns out to be true.

Apple will supposedly use an improved version of the Apple Watch’s stainless steel as the frame for the new iPhone 8. Glass in the front and the back will sandwich the stainless steel plate on the iPhone 8 but, according to the report, it won’t have a curved screen.

iPad Pro may get thicker in 2017

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The iPad Pro is about to get even bigger.
The iPad Pro is about to get even bigger.
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Apple is planning to launch new iPad Pros in the first half of 2017 and according to a new rumor out of Asia, they may be a bit thicker than the previous models.

Apple Testing Budget iPhone For Later This Year In Colors Like Blue, Pink, Green And Orange [Rumor]

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Apple is rumored to be working on a budget iPhone targeted at emerging markets. The device will allegedly be made of plastic and look like an iPod touch in the back and an iPhone 5 in the front. Other reports have claimed that Apple is working on multiple color variations beyond the traditional black and white.

Today a new report from Japanese publication Macotakara claims that Apple is currently testing such a device in the supply chain for production later this year.