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Possible Apple Lightning-to-Headphone Adapter Surfaces ➝

Mitchel Broussard, writing for MacRumors:

As shown in the pictures shared today, the adapter’s cord appears short and visually similar to that of Apple’s current adapters sold on its website, including the USB-C to USB and Thunderbolt to Gigabit Ethernet accessories. The Lightning plug does not appear to fit particularly well into its sheath, but it’s unclear if it might be an incomplete part, damaged during disassembly, or simply a knockoff product.

The legitimacy of this particular adapter seems sketchy to me, but if Apple does release a product like this, I expect it will look very similar.

New Apple Mouse and Wireless Keyboard Appear in FCC Filings ➝

Mitchel Broussard, writing for MacRumors:

The internals of both devices will see a notable overhaul in their Bluetooth capabilities, with each device getting a bump from Bluetooth 2.1 to Bluetooth 4.2. The upgrade will bring about Apple accessories that should see a noticeable increase in battery life and more robust communication between the input devices and the main computer.

Also of note is the inclusion of integrated lithium battery packs, which users will have to charge instead of the swapping in traditional AA batteries as seen in the current generation of the Magic Mouse and Apple wireless keyboard.

I don’t use Apple’s wireless keyboard very often anymore — instead most of my typing takes place on a MacBook Air or iPad. But I recently found myself in front of a friend’s iMac and I was amazed at how uncomfortable the keyboard felt to me.

Maybe it’s because I’ve grown accustomed to the flatter feel of typing on my MacBook, but it left me wishing that Apple could find a way to get rid of the battery compartment — allowing their standalone keyboards to feel more like their laptop keyboards. And I’m glad they seem to have been thinking along the same lines.

Rumors of New 4-inch iPhone May Be False ➝

Mitchel Broussard, writing for MacRumors:

Just over a month after sparking discussion of a possible new 4-inch iPhone in 2015 based on supply chain sources speaking to Taiwanese media, Chinese site Feng.com now claims its own sources are seeing no indication of such a device.

I’m still holding out hope for a new 4-inch iPhone. The 4.7- and 5.5-inch iPhones are a bit larger than I’d like them to be. All we can do is wait and see what September brings (unless more solid claims crop up).