The iTunes Festival is coming back in September 2012. We’re inviting more than 60 artists to perform 30 consecutive nights of brilliant live music at the Roundhouse in London. Be sure to check back—we’re adding new artists to the line-up on a regular basis. Every ticket to the iTunes Festival is free—you can apply to win tickets to any performance. » iTunes Festival 2012: 30 Nights Of Free Music In London
Parts of the upcoming iPhone “5″ which will most likely be introduced on September 12, continue to surface. These last photos which were highlighted by Apple.pro [Google translation] showing what appears to be the most completely assembled front panel seen yet. Above you can see an assembled front panel complete with LCD frame, front camera, and home button. After the break you can find more closeups showing flex cables for display, front camera and home button. » Photos Of “iPhone 5″ Front Panel With Home Button, Front Camera & Shielding Installed
FaceBook released an update to its standalone Messenger app. The new update includes support for smiley and emoji graphics, the ability to tap a friend’s name to access their Timeline, bug fixes, and a new messages sound. » Facebook Messenger Updated With Active Friends, Smileys & Fixes
NYTimes reports on the responses from Apple and Samsung about the patent verdict which found largely in favor of Apple and resulted in an over $1 billion verdict against Samsung. After the break you can see what Apple and Samsung have to say about this decision. » Apple & Samsung Responded To The $1 Billion Patent Verdict
Apple journalist Jim Dalrymple has posted a cryptic message suggesting that Apple will hold two separate media events this fall for the new iPhone and iPad mini. The message was written in response to a theory by John Gruber of Daring Fireball, in this post: » Possible Two Separate Apple Media Events for New iPhone & iPad Mini
The latest rumors say that Apple is ditching the 30-pin connector that’s been used since the release of the iPod in 2001 for a smaller, space-saving connector. Apple is reportedly releasing an adapter that will allow customers to use their old peripherals. Now, for the first time we get a look at what is allegedly the dock cord that will come with the next iPhone. » The iPhone 5 Mini Dock USB Cable?
Smartphone Medic has posted a video comparison of iPhone 4S and next-generation iPhone parts. They cover some internal components (like power and flex cables) in addition to the iPhone front glass pieces. » Next iPhone & iPhone 4S Parts Compared [video]