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News: Apple sued over iPhone moisture sensors

Apple has been sued by a California woman over what she claims are false-positive readings on the iPhone’s moisture sensors. InformationWeek reports that Charlene Gallion of San Francisco claims to have had two separate iPhone units fail within six months of each other, and was denied warranty coverage due to triggered sensors. Gallion claims that neither of the units was ever subjected to water damage. The suit itself states, “As a result…

News: Apple launches replacement program for Headphones with Remote

Apple has launched a new Apple Headphones with Remote Replacement Program for units included with certain third-generation iPod shuffle models. According to the program’s page, “Apple has determined that the Apple Headphones with Remote included with the iPod shuffle (3rd gen) may fail under certain conditions.” The page claims that a “very small percentage” of iPod shuffle owners had experienced the issue, and that the…

News: Likely iPhone 4G prototype found, disassembled

A supposed fourth-generation iPhone has been found in the wild, and has since been photographed and disassembled. Gizmodo reports that the unit was found in a bar in Redwood City, CA, in a case that made it appear to be an iPhone 3G or 3GS. While it will display a connect to iTunes screen, and is recognized by Xcode and iTunes as an iPhone — with different product identifiers than any current iPhone model — it appears the device was remotely…

News: New iPad 3G pre-orders being pushed to May 7

According to Apple’s online store, new pre-orders of the iPad 3G will not ship by the end of April. The store’s iPad page lists new Wi-Fi + 3G orders as shipping by May 7, while the already-released Wi-Fi models are shipping in 5-7 business days. Apple has been accepting pre-orders for the iPad 3G since it opened orders on March 12, but up until this point, all 3G pre-orders had been expected to ship later this month. Apple recently began…