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Apple rumors: iOS 6 beta, iPad minis, Apple Maps


Here are the latest Apple rumors from the blogosphere:

“Late last month, Wired covered the emergence of a cottage industry of businesses selling access to iOS developer betas prior to their official launch. Apple offers these developer betas to registered iOS developers. The fee for such a registration is $99/year. Some enterprising individuals have turned around and started selling their 100 possible device slots to users looking to install the iOS betas prior to their official launch.” — “MacRumors” (

“Adding to already mounting rumors circulating about a smaller format iPad a new report claims that the device will be assembled in Apple manufacturing partner Foxconn’s Brazil factory starting in September for a holiday release.” — “AppleInsider” (

“Since Apple unveiled its new in-house Maps app for iOS 6, we have discovered bits and pieces of what it has planned for the final release this fall. Apple already showed off Yelp integration, turn-by-turn navigation, and the 3D flyover mode, and it appears to be utilizing a new Avenir typeface. Today, Techpp posted a code dump from the iOS 6 maps app courtesy of developer Cody Cooper who found some interesting evidence of potential Maps integration with OS X.” “9to5Mac” (

“Apple is cracking down on sites selling access to iOS betas.” — “MacStories” (

“PC makers are said to be “facing threats from Apple” over Ultrabook designs that resemble the ultraportable MacBook Air.” — “AppleInsider” (

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