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More iPhone 5 metal back, 4-inch screen, NFC rumors

Adding more -- if decidedly similar -- fuel to iPhone 5 rumor fire, China Times is reporting that trial production has begun on the device, and that it does indeed have a 4-inch screen, metal back/chassis, NFC (near field communications), and perhaps an improved antenna and dual GSM/CDMA support. All this packed into pretty much the same form factor as iPhone 4.

They claim, however, it will only ramp up production in Q3, 2011 (July to September) which would be later than Apple's typical summer release schedule.

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International iPad 2 pricing announced, UK less than the original iPad launch price

Earlier today Apple confirmed that iPad 2 will go on sale Friday, 25 March at 5pm local time, with online orders starting a 1am -- and now international pricing has begun to show up.

Read on for the full breakdown...

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iPad 2 hits 25 more countries this Friday, March 25

There will be no delays as Apple has just confirmed iPad 2 will be available this Friday, March 25 in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the UK. Just like the US launch, online orders will begin a 1am (they don't say which time zone?) and in store purchases will be available starting 5pm local time.

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Original iPad can use the Smart Cover, with a little work [video]

If you are hanging onto your original iPad but really want one of the new Smart Covers for iPad 2, now you can. Dan Provost has discovered that by simply super gluing a few small magnets to the side of your iPad 1, the case fits and works very nicely.

The video after the break shows how it is done and although it does sound a little rough and ready, the final result is actually quite neat. If you decide to remove the case in the future, you’re still going to be literally stuck with the magnets on the side of your iPad, so be aware before you try this for yourself.

Folding of the cover to allow the iPad to stand up looks a little precarious but in the raised typing wedge mode it looks fine. The one missing feature, is the iPad does not automatically turn on and off when opening and closing the cover.

Is anyone willing to give this a go? Let us know in the comments!

[TUAW]

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Apple sues Amazon over App Store trademark, Microsoft sues B&N over Android

Apple has filed suit against Amazon.com, seeking to stop Amazon from using the term App Store to describe their Android market.

“We’ve asked Amazon not to copy the App Store name because it will confuse and mislead customers,” said Kristin Huguet, a spokeswoman for Apple.

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Angry Birds Rio for iPhone, iPad released!

The much anticipated sequel to Angry Birds, Angry Birds Rio is starting to hit the App Store! New Zealand will get it first but it'll keep rolling out over the course of the night and everyone should get it soon. Now, you thought the birds were angry before? After being kidnapped and caged by evil smugglers, they are even angrier! Once the furious fowl escape their captors, they are on a mission to save Blu and Jewel - two rare macaws and stars of the upcoming Fox motion picture, Rio.

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Wife said no to iPad 2... but Apple said yes!

In the post-it note dual of "Wife said no" and "Apple said yes", any guesses as to which yellow sticky turned out on top? That's right, Apple's fantastic customer service strikes again. A man returned an iPad 2 because his wife disapproved of the purchase only to find one arrive at his door shortly after. The full story goes something like this:

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Everyday brings easy daily self-protraiture to iPhone

The new app Everyday for iPhone is simple in premise -- it helps you take a daily self-portrait. You can align today's photo based on a grid or yesterday's photo and, of course, you can share it via the usual social network suspects. From the minds and talents of William Wilkinson, Adam Lisagor (aka lonelysandwich), Noah Kalina, and Oliver White and is based on White's "Noah Takes A Photo Of Himself For 6 Years project.

Now I'm not sure I'd personally use it for self-protraiture but for parents, especially new parents, it could be a terrific way to keep a daily journal of their children, especially with the video composition feature. Anyone out there giving it a try?

Screenshots and pre-requiste Adam Lisagor video after the break!

[$1.99 - iTunes link]

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AT&T to use T-Mobile spectrum for LTE

AT&T has confirmed they'll be using their newly announced T-Mobile US acquisition -- more specifically T-Mo's 1700MHz AWS spectrum (currently providing 3G and "4G" HSPA+) -- for a bigger, better LTE rollout ("4GS?"). See the slide above for details.

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