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MacBook Chicago Apple Store

Downtown Chicago is getting a new flagship Apple Store, and on Thursday, workers installed a giant Apple logo on the roof, or to be more specific, one that looks just like a MacBook Pro. The completed building will feature an all-glass construction, as well as a thin, carbon fiber design, which could mean a new color for the next-generation laptop. Click here to view the first image in this week's things that look like other things gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of people being submerged in a 6-foot water balloon.

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iPhone 8 Case

Apple is just months away from officially unveiling the iPhone 8, but smartphone case retailer MobileFun may have leaked some new details. Their Olixar cases are claimed to offer a perfect fit for the iPhone 8, and the next-generation handset has been rendered with a bezel-free edge-to-edge display with no physical home button. On the back, there's a vertically oriented dual lens camera. Continue reading for a video detailing more features about the iPhone 8.

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iPhone 8 Watch

If the iPhone 8 has a flexible display, the Apple Watch may eventually become obsolete. It would still come equipped with a dual lens vertical camera and a fingerprint scanner hidden behind the screen. Under the hood, it's powered by an Apple A11 chipset, working perfectly with the POLED panel. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Apple Sneakers

Before the iMac, iPod, and several other famous Apple products, the company gifted their employees a pair of white sneakers. Designed exclusively designed for employees in the early '90s, one pair of these rare kicks are headed for auction, with an exorbitant starting bid of $15,000. Believe it or not, the event's organizer, Heritage Auctions, estimates the value of the pristine pair of US size 9 1/2 at $30,000. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.

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HomePod

Apple unveiled "HomePod" speaker at WWDC on Monday as it moved to challenge Amazon Echo and Google Home as a smart home and music hub. Powered by the Siri digital assistant, it's designed to work with the Apple Music subscription service and can produce rich sound while tapping into the artificial intelligence power of Siri. The device is also a potent assistant for news, messages, weather, traffic, home controls and more. Continue reading for another hands-on video and more information.

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iPhone 8 Touch Bar

It's only a matter of time until Apple's iPhone 8, or whatever it may be called, is revealed to the public, but for the time being, fans will have to settle for leaks. One in particular claims that at least one model will have a secondary touchscreen, also known as the Touch Bar, near the bottom, where you'll be able to easily toggle between apps, or log-in via TouchID. Technical specifications wise, the top-end model is rumored to have a 5.8 inch Full HD AMOLED screen with 3D Touch, 4GB of RAM and an Apple A11 chipset. Click here to view the first image in this week's geek life gallery. Continue reading for a fascinating viral video showing how lock picking actually works.

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iMac Pro

Apple has officially unveiled the iMac Pro, and it's a monster. Priced from $5,000 USD, this monster features a 27-inch Retina 5K display with support for 1 billion colors, up to 18 Intel Xeon processors offering 22 Teraflops of graphics computation, and last, but not least, AMD's all-new Radeon Pro Vega GPU with 16GB of VRAM, 128GB of ECC RAM, and the capability to host up to 4TB of SSD storage. Continue reading for a hands-on video, more pictures and information.

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iPhone 8 Wireless Charging

It's rumored that the iPhone 8 will come in several different sizes, and so far, we haven't come across any prototypes indicating that it's the case, but ConceptsiPhone would like to show us what the 4.7", 5" and 5.5" models might look like. Aside from the curved OLED display and dual rear cameras, we also catch a glimpse of how the wireless charging functions, without requiring users to physically place the device on a special pad or dock. Click here for the first image in this week's funny autocorrect texts gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of an unsuspecting undercover police arrest.

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iPhone 8 Display

Most concepts based on leaked iPhone 8 designs have focused more on the dual cameras, but this one, by "The 90s Robot" shows us how its rumored OLED display could work. Starting off, we get a stainless steel frame, while a transparent OLED piece up conceals the front camera, sensors and speaker. Continue reading for a video of the iOS 11 one hundred features list, and more information.

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iPhone 8 Edition

Another day, another iPhone 8 (Edition) leak, and this time, it's a new design from Benjamin Geskin. In addition to 4mm bezels, this concept boasts an immersive display comprised of one piece of glass, complete with a seamlessly embedded Touch ID sensor near the bottom. The sides feature polished stainless steel, while the OLED display sports 2.5D glass. Continue reading for an actual mockup, more pictures and information.

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