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This Week in Mobile: Apple, Apple, Apple… and Megan Smith

We’d like to help you top up your weekly knowledge of the mobile industry every week! Pay attention to know what the new buzz is…

Here at Fueled, a design and development company based in New York and London, we are obsessed with everything that happens in mobile, be it rumors of iPhone hardware, delectable Android updates or new apps we love. Every Friday, we’d like to help you top up your weekly knowledge of the mobile industry so you can keep your finger on the pulse.

After months (and months) of speculation, the unveiling of Apple's newest technology is almost here! This week, we've rounded up the latest Apple rumors in anticipation of the big event.

Apple Wallet

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Perhaps the biggest and most exciting news about the new Apple products are reports that the company has partnered with American Express, Visa and Mastercard on a new iPhone payments system. Wallets could become an ancient relic before the New Year. via Re/code

iWatch

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Jonathan Ive, Apple's design chief, reportedly joked that Switzerland will be in trouble once Apple's iWatch comes out. The new technology will reportedly cost around $400. via The Verge

The iPhone 6

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A Russian website this week released a high-quality, hands on video of the new iPhone 6 assembled from leaked parts. It's the best and most exciting leak we've seen so far. via 9to5Mac

Roundup

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So, what can we expect on Tuesday? The New York Times reports that the new iPhones will have a special one-handed mode and the iWatch will have a flexible screen, wireless charging, and a tiny processor. What else do you think Apple will debut? via NYTimes

Megan Smith

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In awesome news, The White House announced on Thursday that it has named Megan Smith its next CTO. Smith is an ex-Google executive with decades of experience in Silicon Valley. Congrats, Megan! via The Washington Post

See you, Tuesday for the big announcement! 

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