iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C rumors: new iPhones could soon be offered by Boost Mobile

Leaked images tweeted by @evleaks show what seem to be Boost Mobile promotional posters for the iPhone 5S and 5C.

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The 5S is described as “legendary,” whereas the 5C and its color variety are deemed “brilliant.”

The announcements say the two devices would be offered by Boost Mobile in standard no-contract model with the Shrinking Payments feature, by which bill decreases in time as long as the user doesn’t leave the carrier.

The new iPhones will be launched on nine regional wireless carriers in the U.S. starting October 1.

iPhone 6 rumors: Apple could shift to Taiwan’s TSMC for chip manufacturing

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Korean daily Hankyung reports that most of the chip manufacturing will be assigned to Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC).

The publication writes that TSMC will be given the task of producing up to 70% of the A8 processors and the rest will be given to Samsung.

In June the Wall Street Journal reported that Apple had signed an agreement with TSMC for the production of microchips starting from 2014 but that Samsung would remain the main supplier for next year.

Source: Hankyung Via Digitimes

iPhone 6 concept design with 4.5 inch display and iPad 5 concept bring new interesting specs

The iPhone 6 concept is presented with specs like a 4.5-inch widescreen Multi-Touch display, a 13-megapixel camera with 1.5u pixels f/2.2 aperture, a fingerprint identity sensor built into the Home button, 1080p HD video recording 120 fps and more.

The video also shows an iPad 5 concept, which is rumored to be unveiled next month at an Apple event.

It is also speculated that the next iPad that will feature an A7X chip which has the 64-bit architecture implemented, will come with a modified design and a possible better camera.

The new concepts are designed by Mustafa Dağdelen.

Watch the concept and tell us what you think:

Deborra-Lee Furness on husband Hugh Jackman: “I like him all ways: chubby, muscley, skinny. I’m always having affairs”

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One of Hollywood’s most lasting couple opens up in Town & Country magazine’s October 2013 issue about what makes their relationship so strong.

Deborra-Lee Furness and Hugh Jackman married in April 1996 after meeting a year earlier on the set of TV drama Correlli. The handsome actor wanted to wait five months until proposing to the beautiful actress, but he eventually gave up.

“I decided, I won’t ask her to marry me for six months,” he told Town & Country magazine. “Then after four months I thought, ‘That’s the most ridiculous rule!’”

The Wolverine star revealed their secret for a happy marriage for the August 2013 issue of Good Housekeeping.

He recounted the moment he popped the question to Deborra.

They went on a morning stroll and the 44-year-old actor led his lady to a table with croissants and flowers that he had set next to a lake at a botanical garden. Then he popped the question, and Furness started crying with happiness.

Given his acting career, Jackman’s look has changed over the years, and his wife explains how she likes him best.

“I like him clean-shaven,” she admits. “But I like him all ways: chubby, muscley, skinny. I’m always having affairs.”

“From day one, we were best mates,’ Jackman said. ‘We just clicked. We were giggling and laughing – we just connected.”

“Deb is the last one to bed and the first one up in the morning. You know those dolls that, when you lie them down, their eyes close? And as soon as they’re vertical, their eyes open?”

“That’s Deb. It’s almost annoying. She has two speeds: Stop and Go. She is always, ‘Let’s do this, let’s do that.’ And she is very funny, very quick.”

Jackman also said that communication is the key to successful relationships.

“We talk about everything all the time,” he said. “The bedrock of any relationship is to communicate, and Deb and I have always done that, discussing whatever’s going on, good or bad.”

Deborra-Lee Furness and Hugh Jackman have two children, Oscar and Ava.

iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C, iPhone 6: carrier release, teardowns, specs and more

On Friday, September 20, Apple launched the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C, selling an estimated 9 million devices in 10 countries during the release weekend.

Apple managed to break its own record as the figures this year outsold the 5 million iPhone 5 devices the company gave away last year in the debut weekend.

Analytics firm Localytics found that the iPhone 5S turned out three times more popular compared to the iPhone 5C in the U.S., and the device scored even five times higher in Japan.

The research also revealed that China was the country with the most iPhone 5S units sold, followed by Australia, Germany, Japan, Canada and the U.S.

78% of the devices sold by Apple worldwide were iPhone 5S units.

Ten regional U.S. carriers announced this week that they will be launching the two iPhones on October 1.

They include Virgin Mobile US, Appalachian Wireless, C Spire, Bluegrass Cellular, Cellcom, GCI, MTA, Nex-Tech Wireless, Ntelos and Strata.

Several teardowns were performed on the devices following their launch.

Market research firm IHS discovered that Apple spends $199 to build the 16GB iPhone 5S, and $218 for the 64GB version.

Regarding the iPhone 5C, HIS found that the handset costs somewhere between $173 and $183, with an assembly cost of $7.

The displays turned to be the most expensive parts, estimated at $41.

A teardown by Chipworks team gave a detailed look at the new A7 chip and revealed a quad-core GPU.

A review of iPhone 5S camera performance showed the device’s performance in terms of bright and low-light, panorama, speed and battery life among others.

And finally, something funny related to the new iPhone has to do with what a woman from Charlestown was willing to give up in order to keep the memory of Steve Jobs alive.

About Apple’s next iPhone, CNET’s Lance Whitney has written an article about the possible features of the rumored iPhone 6.

Lady Gaga says no to rumors of Rihanna collaboration on ‘ARTPOP’

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The Barbados singer wrote a few days ago about a “monster hook,” which seemed like an allusion to Gaga’s “Little Monsters.”

“Just left the studio… Recorded a #monster hook for one of my favorite artists! And that’s all I can give you… #NavyShit,” Rihanna tweeted.

However, during an appearance on Los Angeles’ KISS-FM, Lady Gaga cleared things up when asked by a fan about a possible duet.

“Well, no, that’s not true. But, I mean, it’s a rumor, I guess,” she said. “I mean, I like Rihanna. Rihanna’s wonderful, and I always like hanging out with her when I see her.”

The singer’s ARTPOP album drops on 11th November.

Adele rumored to play Dusty Springfield in forthcoming biopic

This film project will reportedly be based on a screenplay written by David Stenn, and according to the Daily Star, the movie is “in the early stages of development.”

The publication also revealed that Nicole Kidman is also rumored for this role.

Along with “Son of a Preacher Man”, Dusty Springfield hits include songs such as “I Only Want to Be With You”, “Anyone Who Had a Heart” and “I Just Do not Know What to Do With Myself.”

The British singer was nominated for an Oscar for the 1967 song “The Look of Love,” included on the soundtrack of the movie “Casino Royale.”

iPhone 5S rumors: new iPhone supply demand may not be enough until December – analyst

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Comparing the current demand with that from last year, analyst Gene Munster says Apple won’t cover market demand by early December.

“By comparison, the iPhone 5 did not reach supply/demand equilibrium based on online shipping times until early December,” Munster says. “It appears that the 5S could follow the same pattern based on early ship time tracking.”

All the iPhone 5S devices ordered by Apple are now delivered in October, except in Japan, the country in which the smartphones are not available for purchase in mobile operators’ stores.