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All iOS 7 leaks may be wrong

It has been widely rumored that iOS 7 will feature a fresh new look with a very, very flat interface.

However, well-connected Apple blogger – John Gruber of Daring Fireball notes that one of his sources has told him that all the leaks regarding iOS 7 are wrong.

As pointed out by MacRumorsJohn Gruber had this to say in this week’s episode of his The Talk Show podcast.

I know almost absolutely nothing. I don’t think I’ve been this ignorant of what’s coming, software-wise, for a keynote since the iPhone 1 back in 2007. Which is great…I’m super excited. [...]

SwiftKey developer optimistic Apple will allow third-party keyboards in iOS 7

At the D11 conference last month, Apple CEO Tim Cook said that the company plans to open up a “lot more” on the API front in the future, referring to iOS 7′s unveiling at WWDC.

This has naturally got everyone’s hopes up, including TouchKey, the makers of popular Android keyboard SwiftKey.

Speaking to AllThingsD, TouchKey marketing chief said:

“It’s great they are thinking in that way. That’s very different from the message we would have gotten a year ago. The most obvious API for them to open is the keyboard, because it is the greatest weakness. The keyboard is the thing that needs work more than anything on that platform. If and when the keyboard is liberalized, we would jump on it with the greatest speed we could bring to the table.”

Win a Netatmo weather station for Father’s Day

Does your dad — or do you — have a fascination with the weather?

Is he always checking his iPad for local weather conditions, sending precipitation reports to the Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network, or obsessively watching storm chaser videos on the Weather Channel app? If that’s the case, or if you’d just like to win something really cool for Father’s Day, then we have the giveaway for you. TUAW and Netatmo are giving away a Netatmo Weather Station valued at $179.

As featured in our review from last year, the Netatmo Weather Station includes both outdoor and indoor air quality sensors and also tracks temperature, humidity, and noise levels, all of which is available with a glance at your iPhone or iPad.

Just in time for Father’s Day: Waterfield Designs Finn Wallet [video]

Waterfield Designs makes some of the nicest computer, tablet, and smartphone accessories out there, and by nice I mean customizable, good-looking, and durable. I’ve had a Waterfield Designs iPad Travel Express bag for about three years now, dragged it all over the world, and it still looks like it did when it was brand new. Well, that same durable design is now showing up in your pocket with the delightful Finn Wallet (US$29), which can be used either as a wallet (duh!) or to house a naked iPhone. Let’s take a look!

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Apple praised in China for environmental policies

Chinese environmental activist Ma Jun recently said that Apple has made major strides towards becoming more environmentally friendly and transparent with respect to the company’s operations in China.

Apple praised in China for environmental policies

While speaking at the Fortune Global Forum in Chengdu, China, Ma explained that Apple has recently transfromed from a company that was completely closed off about its environmental practices in China to one of the more environmentally progressive tech companies in the country.

Adam Lashinsky of Fortune reports:

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