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iPad and iPhone rumours, Russian sapphire in Apple Watch, Square

(Mockup from Apple Insider)
(Mockup from Apple Insider)

Rumours of new iDevices — An ‘iPad Pro’ has been rumoured for September. This posited 12.9-inch ‘iPad Pro’ should enter mass production sometime in September or October, KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says in a note to clients. And people reckon it will have Force Touch from new pressure-sensitive Apple stylus … This all sounds tenuous to me, but Apple’s mythical ‘iPad Pro’ has allegedly been spotted in iOS app analytics. More reasonable to expect, I think, is an ‘iPhone 6s’. Composition testing of what is purportedly a shell for Apple’s next-generation iPhone confirms previous reports that the new device will move to 7000-series aluminium, an alloy first introduced to Apple’s lineup with the Watch.

Russia’s Monocrystal identified as Apple Watch sapphire supplier — Apple’s scratch resistant sapphire supplier for the Apple Watch is reportedly Monocrystal, a Russian firm which has become the largest synthetic sapphire manufacturer in the world.

Square’s new Apple Watch app turns your wrist into your wallet — 
Square Cash on Apple Watch lets you transfer money to your friends for free.

iPhone 6 Whitehouse Xmas, iPad, gifts, Square, Tomb Raider

Photographer Brooks Kraft took some informal Christmas snaps in the Whitehouse using iPhone 6
Photographer Brooks Kraft took some informal Christmas snaps in the Whitehouse using iPhone 6

White House photographer used an iPhone 6 to catch people off-guard — Christmas at the White House means a whole lot of camera flashes, poses, and smiles, and that usually means plenty of fancy camera equipment. For one seasoned photographer, Apple’s iPhone is the tool of choice this year. As Time reports, photographer Brooks Kraft – who has spent over a decade covering events at the White House, decided to take a different approach to capturing this year’s Christmas festivities.

How Apple’s iPad could flourish again — Apple’s iPad sales have been declining. Everyone in North America and Europe who needs or wants one has bought one. Now, Apple is faced with the need to engage new, perhaps less affluent geographies. But also, crucially, there is the business of getting the iPad on a path to more capabilities, growing with user needs and expectations. The phenomenal sales of the MacBook Air punctuates this lack of iPad development and maturity.

Best holiday gifts under (US)$75 — It’s time to save some of that hard-earned cash with our Daily Deals, featuring exclusive TUAW Deals, a handy list from Dealnews and TUAW’s handpicked iOS and OS X selections.

Square releases Caviar restaurant delivery app, Tomb Raider II comes to iOS — Two interesting new apps hit the App Store recently, as payments company Square unveiled a new app for its Caviar restaurant delivery service, while game studio Square Enix brought another classic game to Apple’s portables with Tomb Raider II.