What Apple's Rumored iWatch Smart Watch Could Look Like

All this smart watch talk is beginning to inspire some amazing new concepts of what Apple's rumored iWatch smart watch could turn out to be in real life. The latest and most intriguingly beautifully simplistic concepts was done by Thomas Bogner, and it's basically an all-black Nike FuelBand-inspired piece that looks a little like Apple's discontinued Bluetooth Headset only formed as wristband gadget with a single concave button seamlessly integrated into the rubber-like tapered band which features a curved glass touchscreen display complete with sleek sweeping transition effects, and modes that effortlessly switch between detailed interfaces like legible iOS-like text message strings and full time and date amongst other tailored apps. It almost seems like the perfect, non-gimmicky smart watch concept ever created that actually mirrors some of the iPhone's functionalities right on its wide curved display. You know you want one, and we'll take one too please.

Nir Schneider


Apple Likely To Release A Thinner, Redesigned Thunderbolt Display

Apple's Thunderbolt Display is reportedly on short supply at third-party resellers. And that typically means one thing, an imminent refresh. Apple typically makes one product that sports an improved design, and then tries to implement its innovative design onwards. In this case, Apple's 2nd generation Thunderbolt Display will most likely adopt a similar ultra-thin design of the late 2012 iMacs with a sharper IPS display (possible higher resolution), improved speaker performance and upgraded USB 3.0 ports. With think, with our mockup below, that the new Thunderbolt Display's profile will have a unified thickness throughout instead of a tapered one. For all we know, it might even have a new, simplified name as well now that Thunderbolt isn't anything new.

13-Inch Retina Display Macbook Pro Is Finally Coming

I'm sure by now, just about everyone is aware of the long-rumored iPad Mini announcement coming up on October 23rd. What if you don't care for a miniature version of your favorite tablet you say? Good thing Apple is also announcing a 13-inch Retina Macbook Pro then. 

There has been multiple reports from a number of reliable sources pointing towards the latest Retina upgrade for the most popular Macbook Pro. It is reported that the 13-inch models will come with a brand new never before seen battery design as well as ports replicating that of the 15-inch Retina Macbook Pro. Coming with a MagSafe 2, two Thunderbolt ports, USB 3.0 port, and a headphone jack on the left, while rocking another USB 3.0 port, a HDMI port, and a SD slot on the left. If you were hoping for an extra boost in GPU power, then you're out of luck. It seems that it is still designed for Intel's integrated graphics. 

Look forward to the announcement on the 23rd as we'll have the full report to keep you guys updated. 

The New iPhone 5 Charge & Sync Connector Leaked

Rumor and speculation talks of a smaller, redesigned Dock Connector port circling the soon to be released iPhone 5 have just become all the more plausible with hard core evidence of some leaked parts of what is said to be the iPhone 5's new 8-pin Dock Connector plug with a MagSafe-like design. The parts show a much rounded charge and sync plug without the cable attached that matches recent hardware leaks of the iPhone 5's redesigned Dock Connector port. Nowhereelse reports that these parts are yet to be confirmed , but we're seeing the big picture already. And we think Apple is indeed going smaller with the iPhone 5 to save valuable space in hopes of making a much better charge and sync experience for iPhone users.

Nir Schneider


iPhone 5 Physical Mockup Is Beautiful

The alleged iPhone 5 is starting to take shape after case leaks suggested a redesigned body with iPad 2-like characteristics. Until now we've seen countless renders of how the iPhone 5 will supposedly look like, but now an actual physical mockup of an iPhone 5 was made based on recent case leaks and hardware components. 

Based on CAD designs, hardware components, several leaked hints, cases and recent, believable mockups we created a three-dimensional computer model. This virtual model was then used to build a very detailed, true prototype that you can hold in your own two hands. 

The process to create this prototype is the same that’s used to create the iPad. The back was machined from a sold block of aluminium, which was later treated with glass pearls to get the same slightly rough touch that we already know from the iPad.

iPhone 5 mockup on the right

We've seen exact physical mockups of the iPad 2 week before it was released that have proven to be on point thanks to various case leaks of the iPad 2. This iPhone 5 mockup could really be what Apple has up its sleeve for when it will announce the next new iPhone on October 4.

Nir Schneider


Will Apple Ever Release A White 27-Inch LED Thunderbolt Cinema Display?

It would make perfect sense for Apple to release a white bezeled 27-inch LED Thunderbolt Cinema Display for all the right reasons. As many of you already know, when Apple first released the iPad, it was only available in a black bezeled enclosure. Soon after it the black iPad took the world by storm, Apple released the iPad 2, a thinner and faster tablet in both black and white configurations. That has also been true with the release of the iPhone 4. Although it is true that Apple has kept the Mac and Cinema Displays in an identical color scheme of silvery raw aluminum and black bezeled enclosures, one might think what would be the next step Apple could take in order to give its loyal customers more variety to select from.

We've seen a steady trend of female iPad 2 and iPhone 4 users opting for the white colored iDevices, and that could very possibly be the same outcome if Apple releases a white 27-inch LED Cinema Display. Heck, even iMacs in both white and black bezels could be absolutely brilliant. All this is of course without thinking it thru all the way in terms of compatibility and how Apple markets their massive and expensive external display. Adding a white option to the LED Cinema Display means that Apple will also have to create MacBooks that also come in a white bezeled configuration. Because that would spur the perfect white matching desktop setup Apple has intended. But that isn't all that simple and could indeed be the reason why Apple hasn't released a white bezeled LED Cinema Display thus far. That, plus having a thick black bezel helps you concentrate more on what's going on in the screen. 

It's very possible that we might see some sort of more color selection added to the lineup of Apple external displays, iMacs and even MacBooks. Until then, we'll just have to deal with what's currently available on the market.

iPhone 5 Silicone Cases Revealed

These silicone cases purported to be made for the upcoming iPhone 5 are now in full mass products across China. It's believed that when case manufacturers get strong enough leaked details of Apple's soon to be released products, they start to pump out cases to be one of the first to score big once the iPhone 5 is released. We've seen and even tried very similar silicone cases that were popping everywhere for the iPad 2 right before it was released, and those silicone cases turned out to be spot on. 

These silicone cases suggest the iPhone 5 will have a larger form factor and similar tapered back design similar to the iPad 2. It will be interesting to see Apple bringing back the first generation aluminum design to the iPhone 5 to match up with the slimmed down, tapered theme shown with the iPad 2 and iPod Touch 4G. The chances of these iPhone 5 silicone cases being the real deal is very high at this point. Past rumors pointed towards a slimmer iPhone 5 with a larger screen. We'll just have to wait and see if more identical cases reveal themselves to strengthen these rumors.

Nir Schneider