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iPhone 5 design images leaked, bigger screen with the same design as iPhone 4?

Another iPhone 5 rumor has surfaced overnight and again it is emanating from a Chinese site that claims to have some engineering diagrams of the iPhone 5.

The images resemble the current iPhone 4 with the exception of the screen. The screen appears larger and takes up most of the front face with an extremely slim bezel. The images do resemble a previous leak of the front panel which many claimed were fake.

We just got what appears to be mold engineering drawings for iPhone 5. These would be used by case designers to create plastic, TPU, aluminum, silicone and leather cases. A while back we hear rumors that iPhone 5 would have a curved back but these images show iPhone 5 with the same form factor as iPhone 4 but with an edge to edge screen.

It is certainly not unusual for case manufacturers to receive information in advance of a new Apple product launch. We have recently seen iPad 2 information leaked in a similar way and turn out to be accurate.

We don’t know if this is real at this stage but the idea of a larger screen in a similar sized form factor is very appealing. There are a few more images after the break; take a look, then let us know what you think? Would you like a larger screen without a dramatic increase in the size of the device?

[iDeals China via MacRumors]

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New and updated iPhone and iPad apps for Friday, March 11

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!

  • Instapaper: 3.0 is a huge updated that brings social features, a new browser, and more! [$4.99 - iTunes link]

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Ordering an iPad 2 this morning? Standing in line this evening?

It's iPad 2 launch day in the US folks and that means a bunch of you will start hitting store.apple.com at 1am PST/4am EST to play your online orders and others will start lining up at local Apple Stores, AT&T, Best Buy, Target, Verizon Wireless, Walmart and select Apple Authorized Resellers at 5pm local time to pick an iPad 2 up live and in person. And TiPb is going to be there with you!

Not sure yet if you want to get an iPad 2?

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Apple iPad crushing competition in consumer demand and customer satisfaction ratings

Despite growing competition as new tablets begin to enter the market, Apple's iPad is still king when it comes to consumer demand and customer satisfaction according to a recent ChangeWave survey.

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iOS 4.3 features: In-app purchases always require password

iOS 4.3 means you no longer have to worry that your little ones might spend away your fortune on Smurfberries and other in-app purchased goodies. According to the Washington Post, Apple's latest iPhone, iPod touch and iPad software updates requires a password to be entered each and every time an in-app purchase is made. Under the old system iOS would remember your password for a short period of time meaning your children (or significant other!) could tap away at potentially costly in-app purchases with impunity. No longer.

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iMovie now universal app for iPhone 4, iPad 2, and 4th generation iPod touch

Apple has updated iMovie for iPhone to a universal app to support the iPad 2 and also brings new themes and HD sharing directly to YouTube, Facebook, Vimeo, and CCN iReport.

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GarageBand now available in App Store

Apple has released GarageBand for iPad today. Create music with virtual instruments, or plug in your own and record, edit, and share your music.

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iPad 2 launches tomorrow in the US

Apple has sent out a press release reminding us -- as if we needed it! -- that iPad 2 will go on sale tomorrow in the US. Online orders via store.apple.com begin at 1am PT/4am ET so it'll be early to rise for internet buyers. Retail sales start at 5pm local time but if you plan to get one in person be aware the lineups will probably start much earlier!

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Apple publish guided tour videos, get ready for iPad 2

Apple has released some new guided tours for the iPad 2, which goes on sale tomorrow in US and on the 25th in additional countries. The guides are pretty in depth and cover existing features of the original iPad like iBooks, AirPlay, Mail, Safari etc, but also now cover GarageBand, FaceTime and iMovie which are new to the iPad 2.

There are a total of fourteen guided tour videos. If you are planning on picking up an iPad 2 tomorrow, you really should check them out. Get ready to enjoy your new iPad to the full!

[Apple]

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Apple to open temporary store at SXSW

Apple is set to open a temporary store this Friday in the Scarbrough Building at the SXSW (South by Southwest Interactive Conference) in Austin.

Earlier this week construction workers started retrofitting a 5,000 square foot area of the building which Apple has leased for two weeks only.

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