KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has issued a new investor note predicting that Apple will release a larger iPhone in 2014 with 4.5-inch to 5-inch display.
Dots, a popular game for iOS, has been updated with a new limited edition Gravity Mode.
Yelp has received an update today that brings in a new search filter UI with additional attributes that you can filter by. There is also a new photo viewer, improved review highlights and bookmark results now appear in search results.
Apple is not going to upgrade the hardware of its Apple TV next week but will update the software, according to a new report from AllThingsD.
9to5Toys Last Call: Slingbox SOLO (Refurb.) $55, Gateway 21.5″ 1080p monitor $87, Incipio Atlas waterproof iPhone 5 case $35, more
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Slingbox SOLO: stream live TV to your iPhone/iPad (Refurb.) $50 + $5 flat shipping (Reg. $100)
Gateway 21.5″ 1080p LCD HD Monitor $87 + free in-store pickup
Other great deals from today:
- New! Incipio Atlas waterproof, dust-proof, shock-resistant iPhone 5: $35, OtterBox Defender iPhone 4/4S: $18 (Reg. $50)
- New! Anker Astro E4 13000mAh portable high capacity power bank $39 shipped (Reg. $50)
- New! Game/App Deals: Cubasis for iPad: 30% off, Cut The Rope: FREE, iOS freebies, more
- New! Joby original GorillaPod flexible tripod for point and shoot cameras $15 shipped (Reg. $20)
- New! 1-year magazine subscriptions: Popular Science $5 (Reg. $47), Conde Nast Traveler: $5 (Reg. $48)
This week’s best deals that are still alive:
- 3M portable wireless projector with Roku streaming stick $170 Shipped (Reg. $300) - Limited quantities remain
- Great 69 Cent Songs on iTunes (No.1 songs from every decade, genre, more)
- Camtasia/Crossover/+8 other Mac apps for $10, AfterShot Pro+10 apps: $49
- Game/App Deals: AC4: Black Flag for Xbox One: $43, Readdle’s Calendars+ FREE (Reg. $7), iOS freebies, more
- SAMSUNG D3 Station 3TB USB 3.0 Black External Hard Drive $100 shipped
- Roku 3 1080p streaming media player w/ private listening mode $85 Shipped (Reg. $100)
- Save $50 on any new iPad 2 (starts at $349) or Retina iPad 4th gen (starts at $449) at Walmart
- eBook Freebie: 50 Ways to Protect Your Identity in a Digital Age… (Reg. $25)
- Logitech T400 Zone Touch wireless optical mouse $15 shipped (Reg. $40)
- Game/App Deals: Pacific RIM: FREE, Street Fighter 2 Collection: $1, more
- Amazon end of summer digital games sale up to 80% off
- Get an extra 1GB of Dropbox space for free
New product announcements & reviews:
- Amazon announces the all-new Kindle Paperwhite e-reader, now available for preorder starting at $119
- Western Digital fills out its NAS-optimized RED hard drive line with new 2.5 inch versions
- Review: The Just-Mobile UpStand, a functional iPad stand wrapped in a beautiful design
- Sony officially begins serving up 4K Ultra HD video downloads with one big caveat
- LifeProof’s new protective nuud case for iPad mini now available
- JBL Spark Bluetooth speaker features a fresh design and promises big sound
BlackBerry submitted BBM for iOS to Apple for review two weeks ago but is still waiting for App Store approval.
Following some adjusted wording on iBooks Textbook pages inside of iTunes that ignited speculation of iBooks Textbooks finally becoming compatible with the iPhone, a new iBooks Textbooks category has begun populating on the iOS 7 App Store for iPhone. The section is currently accessible via the Education category of the store.
As you can see in the screenshots above and below, the category is not currently populated or fully functional. However, there is promotional imagery for several categories (including Life Sciences, Humanities, and a High School Core Curriculum) that is fully optimized for the size of the iPhone’s display…
While it is possible that this is simply a server error on Apple’s part (the iPad and iPhone obviously have the same iTunes backend), perhaps the optimized artwork is a hint that iBooks Textbooks support for the iPhone and iPod touch is imminent.
We’ve also just discovered that yesterday’s reference to all iOS devices supporting iBooks Textbooks has returned:
A leak of a future iTunes-related feature would not be unprecedented. Ahead of Apple’s October 2012 event, references to the then-upcoming iBooks 3.0 appeared in iTunes. Back in 2011, references to new iCloud app auto-updating features also surfaced prematurely.
Apple is holding an iPhone-focused media event on September 10th, so perhaps the potential announcement will occur on that stage.
Earlier this year, BlackBerry announced that it would be bringing its popular messaging platform beyond its own devices and onto the application stores for both iOS and Android…
Sources say that the BBM for iPhone application is nearly identical to the version on the BlackBerry Z10, but lacks a couple of unspecified features.
While BBM has been in review for 2 weeks, Apple tells developers that it has been approving 99% of submitted apps within 5 business days:
At the beginning of last month, BlackBerry began inviting users to beta programs for the BBM for Android and iOS apps.
BBM for iOS and Android will be significant for the struggling phone maker amidst rumors that the company may spin off the service into its own firm.
Apple is reportedly preparing to ship the iPhone 5C to China Mobile indicating that a deal between the two companies may have finally been reached.
Breaking: Apple Plans To Ship Less-Expensive IPhone To China Mobile.—
Ian Sherr (@iansherr) September 06, 2013
The less-expensive iPhone, dubbed ‘iPhone 5C’ unofficially for now, will be coming to China Mobile, according to WSJ. Apple’s CEO Tim Cook was in China last month to speak with China Mobile’s executives about the deal. We had heard whispers and rumors from analysts and other spectators about the news, but WSJ’s confirmation adds massive credibility to the news.
It isn’t clear if Apple and China Mobile have signed an official sales agreement, but the fact that Apple is planning to ship phones implies a deal has been struck.
Apple has asked Foxconn, its longtime contract manufacturing partner, to add China Mobile to the list of carriers slated to receive a new low-cost iPhone, one of these people said. It isn’t clear when the phones would be delivered. Apple is shipping two new iPhones this September, according to people familiar with the company’s plans, including a new high-end model and a cheaper version.
Apple will be holding a satellite media event in China for the first time, joining events in Tokyo and Berlin (and Cupertino, of course). It looks like this upcoming iPhone launch will be the biggest ever across the globe, and analysts are expecting that the new carriers – which includes DoCoMo, Japan’s largest carrier – will double launch week sales.
Update: Bloomberg says that the China Mobile iPhone, while coming, won’t be announced at the September 10th event.
Bloomberg is corroborating China Mobile iPhone deal.—
Mark Gurman (@markgurman) September 06, 2013