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Rumor: A Lightning cable with a reversible USB end now?

Come on, China…you’re not even trying anymore.

Apple hires former Navteq executive to join Maps division

Still attempting to pacify disgruntled Apple Maps users.

Spotify for iPhone receives new and improved sorting features

Spotify has released updates to its iPhone client—improving sorting capabilities for Play Queue management, adding a filtering option, and checking duplicate songs. The Play Queue management has a drag-and-drop option for listeners to arrange or reorder the songs at their pleasure.

Apple to be Foxconn’s first client in robotic factory services

Is it possible for robots to replace humans in mass production? Foxconn, the chief manufacturer of Apple’s iOS devices, thinks so.

Rumor: 5.5-inch iPhone 6 will launch on September 25

Another iPhone 6 release has surfaced—this one from the Chinese language website, China.com—claiming Apple will announce the next generation iPhone on September 19th ahead of a September 25th launch. The purported iPhone 6 will come with a larger 5.5-inch display, and will be labeled the “iPhone Air.”

Video shows iWatch concept running iOS 8

SET Solution, a Milan-based consultancy company, created a video that features iWatch and iOS 8 concepts in action with a number of key specifications that may or may not be possible for Apple to include. As of press time, the YouTube video has nearly 70,000 views, having just been uploaded on July 2nd.

Groupon app updated for U.S. and U.K. users

The Groupon app has been updated to feature new Nearby and Freebies tabs, an improved user experience in mailbox, new categories, and more. With hundreds of deals and a daily dose of updates from different local merchants, users can find the best travel, shopping, and activities tagged at their lowest prices.

Apple reduces iPhone 5 trade-in value

Users who want to trade in their iPhone 5 for credit towards a newer model will find less value for their legacy devices, as Apple has slashed the trade-in-value by $45. Once as high as $270 at Apple Stores, the iPhone 5 trade-in value is now listed at $225. This offer is available to U.S. and Canada Apple stores only.

Pangu untethered jailbreak supports iOS 7.1.2

Have you updated your firmware already? If you’re having second thoughts and would like to try the Pangu untethered jailbreak solution that was released last week, it’s your lucky day; the developers have already rolled out an updated version, compatible with the latest iOS 7.1.2.

Apple launches back to school promotion for Mac, iDevice purchases

Apple has launched its Back to School Promotion as the school year shopping season kicks-off. Students who purchase Mac models (except the Mac mini) are eligible to receive a $100 gift card, while iPad and iPhone buyers are entitled to a $50 gift card.

Official lease plan shows Apple Store location in Marlborough, Massachusetts

It was just recently that Apple began hiring for the future retail store at Marlborough, Massachusetts, and now an anonymous tipster has revealed its exact location—a leaked document of the Solomon Pond Mall’s official lease plan surfaced, and Apple will occupy a T-shaped space that covers 7,400 square-feet, beside Clark’s store on the lower level.

Waze loaded with new and improved features for on the road escapades

Waze is getting better and smarter with version 3.8.0 rolled out on Wednesday. Stay connected with friends and family, keep safe while on the road, and let your personal GPS voice assistant do the work until to reach your desired location.