A number of rumoured stories on new Apple devices have surfaced online, making fans eager every day.
While some of these reports are understood to be legitimate, others just try to revamp old non-story speculations. Some of the gadgets in the rumours include the much-awaited iWatch and Retina iPad Mini among others.
Following is the consolidated list of rumours spreading online.
iWatch Gets Slimmer
Apple is said to make its rumoured iWatch slimmer by using some technology which resembles the Bluetooth LE tech. A patent application revealed recently has also indicated that the firm might be trying to slim its device.
It has been understood that Apple can actually manage to shed some thickness from its iWatch by using a smaller battery. The patent, however, just mentions "device" and not reveal whether it's a wearable device or smartwatch.
New Partners for iOS Device Production
Apple might get some new partners to manufacture iOS devices, according to a report from the Wall Street Journal. It has been noted that instead of taking help from manufacturing firms, such as Foxconn and Pegatron, Apple might risk giving the iPhone 5C manufacturing work to Wistron and Compal Communications. These firms might also be given the job of assembling the iPad Mini.
It has been reported that Apple is moving away from Foxconn and Pegatron, due to their labour issues which have been highlighted in the news in the past few years.
Reasons for Retina iPad Mini Launch Delay
Reports say that Apple's Retina iPad Mini realese date has been delayed because of the LCD burn-in issues found in the device's IGZO retina display by Sharp. The damage is not visible to the eyes but due to the firm's high standards for its Retina displays, the device is taking its time to hit the shelves.
Both LG and Sharp are said to work in co-ordination for the display for this tablet, according to Wired.
On-Site Repairs in Apple Stores for New Models
Apple stores are said to soon commence the on-site repairing of its iPhone 5S and 5C in its Apple stores, as per sources. The screen replacements are said to cost $150 but will be free if the user has got AppleCare. Some of the other fixes which can be done in an Apple store are: replacing of speakers, rear camera, volume buttons, vibrating motor and the home button in 5C.
The closing of a number of Apple stores early next week hints that the staff might be getting trained for these works as scheduled in their quarterly meetings.