The latest iPad and iPad mini models hitting the refurb counter is still big news if you're looking to pick up a tablet and hoping to save some dough, so we have some great deals to start things off in that realm. Then a regular member of the weekly deals, the MacBook Air sees some serious price drop action. Plus, what should you do with the money you save? Why, buy gear for your new devices of course.
Pretty much everyone expects an iPhone 6 to arrive later this year, and judging from the number of leaks that have been popping up on the radar, it could be sooner than later. The latest is a physical mockup for the reportedly 4.7-inch handset, with a larger 5.5-inch model also said to be in the cards. But why speculate on the future when we've got some tasty tidbits of news right here in our overnight recap...?
Further fueling the "iPhone 6" rumor fire, images surfaced today on UkranianiPhone.com (via 9to5Mac) which allegedly show renders of Apple's next smartphone for the purpose of creating third-party accessories for the unit. While similar "leaks" have shown a phone with a similar size and look, the latest images are noteworthy because they give the device's specific measurements.
Lately some iPhone 5 users have had issues getting the Sleep/Wake buttons on the top of their devices to work, and today Apple announced that it's willing to fix the problem with no cost to the user. Apple claims that the problem only affects a "small percentage" of the devices, but the Cupertino company also provided a support page that determines if you qualify for the free support.
Taking a cue from social networking services like Foursquare and Apple's own Find My Friends, Facebook has started releasing a new service for its iOS app that will announce when your friends are in the general area. It's called Nearby Friends, it's optional, and it's meant to facilitate impromptu group activities and social events.
It's all but a given now that the next iPhone will come in two larger screen sizes, but that extra real estate raises the important question of how Apple plans to handle the resolution. As a user named "Pi is exactly 3" on The Verge's Apple forums notes (via Cult of Mac), it'll likely remain the same if past history proves anything.
Anki Drive turned heads last June when it took the stage at Apple's WWDC 2013 with its iOS-compatible toy race cars powered by a form of artificial intelligence. As of today, Anki has expanded the lineup, offering new cars, new tracks, and a new race mode.
Up until now we've generally only seen renderings of what the next iPhone could look like, but a new photo from China's Weibo (via 9to5Mac) may have given us one of our first clear glimpse of the device's actual front panel. For comparison, whoever took the photo also held up an iPhone 5s next to the supposed iPhone 6 panel within the confines of what looks like a factory setting.
We've heard a lot of good things about the so-called iPhone 6, but the word from Peter Misek, an analyst from Jefferies, is that Apple is trying to get carriers to raise the price of the device by a full $100, up from its base cost of $199. At the moment, carriers are allegedly fighting the Cupertino company's advances, but that could change as the iPhone is the only significant smartphone scheduled for launch later this year.