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McDonalds Chicago Headquarters

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This isn't an Apple Store, just the new McDonalds headquarters in Chicago's West Loop neighborhood that houses 2,000 employees and the company's Hamburger University for training employees. Inside, you'll also find 'work neighborhoods', a McCafe, lots of outdoor terrace spaces, and museum-like displays showcasing Happy Meal toys as well as vintage memorabilia. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Apple Watch Series 4

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Available for pre-order this Friday (Sep. 14), the Apple Watch Series 4 will be offered in 40mm and 44mm models with larger displays (35 percent and 32 percent). Other new features include: a haptic feedback-equipped Digital Crown, a 50 percent louder speaker with a microphone position optimized for call clarity and a 64-bit, dual-core S4 chip that is twice as fast. The two models will ship on September 21st, priced at $399 (GPS) and $499 (LTE). Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.

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New iMac Concept

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What if future Apple laptops and desktops use Apple-designed ARM processors that are capable of running iOS apps, while retaining the features and support for older Mac-only apps that most Mac users require? If that happens, this new iMac Concept could be one of the first models. Featuring a 5K display with ultra-thin bezels, FaceID, an integrated AirPower charging pad and a Magic Keyboard with a built-in Touch Bar. Continue reading for more pictures.

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Apple AR Glasses

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Apple Inc. officially announced that it has acquired Akonia Holographics LLC, a six-year-old startup known for their augmented-reality glasses displays. It's speculated that the company is prepping to ship an AR headset, possibly Apple Glass, or a similar device as early as 2020. Akonia's "HoloMirror" technology is designed to project full-color images onto transparent glass lenses of augmented-reality headsets. Continue reading for another picture and more information.

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iPhone 9 iPhone XC

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A leaked slide from a Chinese carrier's marketing purportedly states that Apple's three new smartphones will be called the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Plus, and the iPhone XC. They will reportedly be priced at $1000 (iPhone XS Plus), $900 (iPhone XS), and $699 for the entry level iPhone XC. The latter will sport an LCD display rather than OLED to cut down on costs. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.

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New 2018 iPad Pro

Apple is expected to reveal a new iPad Pro model at their September 12 press event, and the biggest change is rumored to be the addition of Face ID as well as smaller bezels on the 12.9" display. Other features may include: Apple's A12X processor, 4GB of RAM, and up to 512 GB of storage space. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and additional information.

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iPhone XS iPhone XS Plus

Lee Gunho of ConceptsiPhone has recreated the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Plus from the earlier leaked images, showing what both handsets look like from just about every angle. These renders are consistent with the rumors of Apple releasing two new OLED-based 5.8" and 6.5" iPhone models, both with dual rear cameras, along with an iPhone 9 sporting a 6.1" LCD display. Continue reading for another video and more information.

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Apple Watch Round

The Apple Watch's design has remained relatively unchanged since it was first released back in April 2015, but now, the new model, set to be revealed on September 12, will at least look slightly different. However, some fans are still waiting for a round face, and DBS Designing gives us a first glimpse at what the user interface for such a device could look like. Continue reading for another video and more information.

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Apple Watch 4

Photo credit: 9to5 Mac

Thanks to an early video stream that Apple accidentally leaked, 9to5Mac manage to capture an official image of the Apple Watch Series 4. Featuring an edge-to-edge, thinner body, a red ring to denote the LTE version, an additional microphone hole on the right side, and a more flush button beneath the crown. Continue reading for another video and more information.

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Leaked iPhone Xs

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Apple officially announced a September 12 reveal event, and the world may not have to wait until then to catch a glimpse of the iPhone Xs. This leaked marketing image shows the handset's new gold color option and the two OLED display sizes, with the larger one possibly being a 6.5" panel. Continue reading for another video and more information.

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