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Game developers testing Apple A5-chip equipped iPhone 4?

9to5Mac has heard that Apple is allowing select, high level gaming companies to get a head start developing for the next-generation iPhone 5 via a special A5-chipset powered iPhone 4.

The person who chose to share this information with us calls it the ‘iPhone 4S’, though the device itself only has typical Apple prototype nomenclature. He also shared that the device spends its evenings in a safe in the company’s offices.

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New and updated iPhone and iPad apps for Thursday, April 21

Every day, TiPb gets flooded with announcements for new and updated iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad apps and games. So every day we pick just a few of the most interesting, the most notable, and simply the most awesome to share with you!

  • Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP: Now a universal app for iPhone and iPad! [$4.99 - iTunes link]

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Verizon sells 2.2 million iPhone 4, says iPhone 5 will be a world phone

Verizon joined Apple and AT&T this week in releasing their quarterly results, and during the conference call revealed 2.2 million Verizon iPhone 4 were sold since launch, and that iPhone 5 looks to be a world phone. Overall, Verizon announced 6.3 percent year-over-year increase in revenues, data revenues up 22.3 percent, 1.8 million net new subscribers, and 104.0 million total connections, including 88.4 million retail customers.

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10 year anniversary of first Apple Store opening?

According to Apple Insider, Apple employees have been told this week, that they can’t take any annual leave between May 20 and May 22. The announcement came via email to all store managers.

Now before we get over excited about the possible release of the new iPhone or any other new Apple product, it would appear that the days coincide with the 10 year anniversary of the opening of the first brick and mortar Apple Stores. The first Apple Stores to open were in McLean, Virginia and Glendale California; they were both opened on May 19, 2001.

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RockMelt Social Browser hits App Store

RockMelt has released a free iPhone version of its popular desktop app, a social-network, orientated web browser, that integrates with your Facebook/Twitter accounts, to share sites with your friends/followers as you surf, or you can update your social network statuses directly from the app. RockMelt for iPhone, brings all of these to the iPhone.

Since RockMelt uses your facebook login, the iPhone App offers real-time syncing for your bookmarks, RSS feeds or social networks, between your iPhone and other computer. As well as offering their new "View Later" feature, which allows you bookmark specific items, like sites or tweets which you can read on your computer.

Unfortunately, there is no iPad app, as of yet.

Are you a RockMelt user? Will the iPhone app be replacing your current iPhone browser? Check out screenshots and a video after the break.

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AT&T activates 3.6 million iPhones in Q1, 2011

AT&T has just finished their Q1, 2011 quarter, which saw 3.6 million iPhone activations, 1 million more than the same time last year. And that's with a Verizon iPhone launch right in the middle of it. So was AT&T unfazed by the new competition, or would they have activated even more if Verizon still wasn't on the scene?

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Apple Q2 2011: 18.65 million iPhones, 9.02 iPods, 4.69 million iPads

Apple today reported their Q2 2011 results, which included 18.65 million iPhones, 9.02 iPods, 4.69 million iPads sold during the quarter. Revenue was $24.67 and profits $5.99 billion.

“With quarterly revenue growth of 83 percent and profit growth of 95 percent, we’re firing on all cylinders,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. “We will continue to innovate on all fronts throughout the remainder of the year.”

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Real Racing 2 HD updated with 1080p video-out

Real Racing 2 HD has been updated with the support for 1080p video-out and dual screen gaming support on the iPad 2.

  • Full HD 1080p TV-out and dual screen gaming support on iPad 2. Experience Real Racing 2 HD like never before in stunning, true 1080p while real-time racing telemetry is displayed on iPad 2
  • Enhanced visuals for Alkeisha Island and San Arcana tracks on iPad 2
  • Memory optimizations to minimize crashes
  • Various minor improvements and fixes

When playing in dual screen mode, the iPad acts as a steering wheel for driving your car in addition to showing other information pertaining to the race, like the course map.

Who's excited about this? If you pick this one up, let us know what you think! Also, make sure to check out the demo after the break!

[$9.99 - iTunes link]

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Facebook for iPhone updated with Find your Friends

Facebook for iPhone has been updated with the ability to stalk find your friends.

  • Find your Friends on Facebook using your phone
  • Add your phone to your profile
  • Bug fixes

Apple was rumored to have been working on Find my Friends, did Facebook just beat them to the punch?

Anyone else wish Facebook would explicitly list which bugs have been fixed? If you've noticed any fixed bugs (or the arrival of new ones) let us know in the comments below!

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iPhone Live podcast tonight at 9pm EDT, come chat!

iPhone Live! podcast is tonight people! We've got Rene, Georgia, and Mark Gurman from 9to5Mac and Air Horn fame, so show up and chat with us!

Time: 6pm PT, 9pm ET, 2am BST!

Place: http://live.tipb.com/live/

(You can watch from iPhone via Ustream Viewer app (here's how) and iPad (we recommend Duet Browser.)

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