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Midweek Apple bites: iPhone 11, Maps privacy, iPod touch, USB-C

We don’t have time to write about every single piece of Apple news that comes our way, and you probably don’t have time to read it either. So each week we take the smaller stories from around the web – things that are interesting, but don’t warrant full articles – and bundle them into a bite-sized package for easy digestion.

Please dig into this week’s Apple bites, freshly sourced from all around the web. As ever, click through to read the full stories if you want to know more!

Renders show another supposed iPhone 11 prototype with smaller notch, sleeker camera bump design

We’re only halfway into January and already we’re seeing plenty of rumors regarding Apple’s next flagship iPhone. To our mind, this design does a better job of cramming three cameras on the back than the last renders we saw.

Should Apple bring the iPad Pro design to the iPhone 11 to create a modern iPhone 5?

A developer has mocked up what the next iPhone would look like if it took cues from the latest iPad Pros, which feature flat steel strips in place of the curved edges of modern iPhones. It looks like the iPhone 5 went full-screen, and we love it.

DuckDuckGo Integrates Apple Maps for Map and Address Searches

The privacy-focused search engine has deemed Apple Maps suitable for inclusion in its address searches. DuckDuckGo is a website (and self-contained web browsing app) that does a lot of the stuff you’d use Google for – without the tracking.

Apple developing new iPod touch, 2019 iPhones could switch to USB-C

Two interesting tidbits from the supply chain, especially for those who pine for the iPod touch. It also suggests the next iPhones could ditch Lightning to go all-in on the universal connector already used by the latest MacBooks and iPad Pros for charging.