Here are your Apple rumors and AAPL news items for today:
iPad: A new rumor claims that Apple’s (AAPL) new iPad will be thinner than the current generation of iPads, reports DigiTimes. The online publication cites sources that claim that the new iPad will be the same size and have the same resolution as the current generation. These sources also claim that the new iPad will have “an enhanced processor” and “improved fingerprint recognition.” Some touchpad companies are already rumored to be filing orders for the new iPad.
Diversity: Apple has announced two new scholarships for minorities that are attending universities, AppleInisder notes. The scholarships for minorities are called the “Product Integrity Inclusion and Diversity Scholarship.” Requirements to apply for the scholarship include being a women, Black, Hispanic or Native American. Those applying for the scholarship must also be registered to attend a university in Fall 2015 and be in a field related to computer science. They also must be at least sophomores. There are two $10,000 scholarships.
Lines: Some customers have already started lining up to purchase Apple’s iPhone 6, reports MacRumors. Several people have been spotted sitting outside of the Apple Store on 5th Avenue in New York City. The company hasn’t officially announced the iPhone 6 yet, but it’s expected to do so during a media event on September 9. The device doesn’t have an official release date and isn’t expected to be out until after this month. This would have these campers sitting outside of the Apple Store for at least two weeks to get the iPhone 6.
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