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Apple rumour round-up: iPhone 6, Apple TV and iWatch

The first possible sighting of iPhone 6, an Apple TV upgrade and the latest iWatch whispers feature in our round-up of the big Apple stories this week

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Apple is expected to launch a new iPhone in September, and this week saw the first images of the iPhone 6 hardware supposedly leak online.  Posted to Twitter, it’s unlikely the photos are genuine, but some of the features shown do corroborate with strong rumours elsewhere. The most striking of which is the bezel-free screen; spoken of for some time.

The device also looks to be thinner than the current iPhone 5s, and there have been reports of Apple manufacturing the iPhone in a range of sizes for the first time. Coupled with iOS 8 – also expected this year, 2014 is already shaping up as a defining year for iPhone.

This week has also seen a lot of buzz around Apple TV. At the start of the week reports were circling of a huge overhaul; turning the Apple TV into a fully-fledged set-top box providing TV shows and other media to users. These have since been scaled back however, with sources now suggesting that negotiation issues with Time Warner has led to a change in direction by the Cupertino company. Talk now is of just a few episodes of TV shows being on offer.

iWatch is still circulating the rumour mill too, with the hiring of biometrics expert Marcelo Lamego, supposedly to join the growing team working on Apple wearable tech. There are suggestions that the iWatch could be able to focus in on basic health stats to help you maintain a steady lifestyle. This neatly ties in with the potential introduction of ‘HealthBook’ launching alongside iOS 8 and the iWatch, possibly as early as WWDC in June.

 

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