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iPhone 6C 7C

Here's a first look at the upcoming iPhone 6C / 7C / Mini that should be announced at Apple's press event in September. This engineering sample from iPhone maker Foxconn is allegedly a "4-inch iPhone 2016 model design, [which has a] similar design like [the] iPhone 6S, but smaller." The company has been rumored to be working on a smaller model, and this would fall right in line with the rumors. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny school pictures gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of the Star Wars Force Awakens opening as an anime.

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Macintosh TV

Released in 1993 at the retail price of $2,907 ($3,444 today), the Macintosh TV was Apple Computer's first attempt at computer-television integration. It shared the external appearance of the Macintosh LC 500 series, but in black. The Macintosh TV was essentially a Performa 520 that could switch its built-in 14" Sony Trinitron CRT from being a computer display to a cable-ready television. It was incapable of showing television in a desktop window, although it could capture still frames to PICT files. It came with a small credit card-sized remote control that was also compatible with Sony televisions. It was the first Macintosh to be made in black and came with a custom black keyboard and mouse. Only 10,000 were made in the model's short time on the market. Continue reading for more.

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Apple iCar

Many are predicting that Apple will either build their own electric car, or buy out Tesla, but either way, these images show what the interior most certainly will not look like. Starting off, we have a touchscreen center console with far too much going on, including multiple displays and even a "Slide to Start" car function. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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iPrinter Apple 3D Printer

Photo credit: Martin Hajek

Martin Hajek envisions what he thinks the Apple 3D printer would look like. Called the "iPrinter", this machine boasts a top-mounted iPad Mini that's connected to a 3D printing store, which allows users to purchase models, such as BB-8 from Star Wars or the Eiffel Tower. A removable resin tank ensures that you'll easily be able to swap things out when printing material is running low. Continue reading for more detailed shots. Click here for a few bonus images.

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Apple Unreleased

First unveiled in 1983, the Apple Bashful was a tablet computer far ahead of its time. This prototype, along with the others you're about to see, were all created by Frog Design Inc., which is a global design and innovation firm founded in 1969 by industrial designer Hartmut Esslinger in Mutlangen, Germany as "esslinger design". Their first designs for computer manufacturers were for proprietary systems by CTM (Computertechnik Muller) in 1970 and Diehl Data Systems in 1979. More prominent are the designs for Apple Computer, starting with the case of the portable Apple IIc, introducing the Snow White design language used by Apple during 1984-90, and continuing with several Macintosh models. The firm designed Sun's SPARCstations in 1989 and the NeXT Computer in 1987. Continue reading for more.

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Fan iPhone 7

While there hasn't been an official iPhone 7 announcement from Apple yet, we all know it's coming, and most likely before the end of 2016. Some people are already preparing their camp out supplies, while others, like Jermaine Smit, are already creating their own concepts. This one supposedly features a 4.7 inch Super AMOLED Full HD display, 16.0-megapixel camera, 2GB of RAM and up to 128 GB of storage. Continue reading for more examples of what the handset definitely will not look like.

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iPhone 6S Retro

Fans of the Apple IIe personal computer will appreciate the retro touches ColorWare applied on its limited edition, individually numbered iPhone 6S Retro handset. Unfortunately, style comes at a price, with the 16GB model priced at a whopping $1,599. "The glossy, rainbow Apple logo, the matte vanilla-colored exterior and faux vents harken back to the 1980s. The contrast of the sleek 21st century technology coupled with the old school look is a thrilling contradiction. Order one today," said ColorWare. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny work pictures gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of "Snake" recreated in real-life.

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iPhone 7 Concept

The iPhone 6S was just released, but Apple fanatics are already hard at work coming up with designs for the iPhone 7, slated to be announced in 2016. This one, by Dusan Djokic, features a OnePlus One-inspired design, and a bizarre dual camera setup on the back, with one located near the charging port. Instead of the usual single color metal design on the sides and back, it boasts a shiny silver bezel. Continue reading for more pictures.

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Fake MacBook Air

China is known for their elaborate knockoffs, and one of them is this MacBook Air, which features a unibody design. If you're not able to tell the difference at first glance, everything changes when you switch it on, as it's actually running Windows 7 Ultimate, and not OS X. This $328 laptop is powered by an Intel ATOM D2500 (1.86GHz), 4GB of DDR3 RAM, a 500GB hard drive, and sports a 14-inch LED HD Screen display (1366 x 768). Despite these lowly specs, it still has a 1.3-megapixel camera for video conferencing as well as 802.11b/g Wi-Fi connectivity. Continue reading for more fascinating images that you probably haven't seen before.

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Apple iRing

Photo credit: Mail Online

Mail Online gives us a first look at what could possibly be Apple's upcoming smart ring, based on patents the company filed. This device has its own touchscreen interface, as well as motion sensors that monitor the wearer's hand movements, a microphone for Siri, and haptic feedback to alert a wearer of notifications. "A user's hands may be preoccupied with another task, for example, or the user's hands and/or arms may become fatigued after holding the device in a viewing position for extended periods of time. The light emitted by a touchscreen may be inappropriate in certain social environments or even dangerous if it gives away the position of a threatened use," said the patent. Continue reading for another picture and more information.

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