Apple’s launched a new battery replacement program, and all the other news you’ve missed

Don’t miss our round up of this week’s top news

With so many new devices and gizmos being released on a daily basis, we understand that it’s quite hard to keep up with what’s hot and what’s not in the tech world. And that’s why you need to read this news round-up right now.

Apple’s got a new battery replacement program for faulty iPhone 5 units

If you feel that your iPhone 5’s battery juice has been depleting too fast, you might be eligible for Apple’s new battery replacement program. Apparently, Apple agrees some units have been showing signs of faulty batteries. Do a quick serial number check on its website and if you pass it, Apple will replace the battery for free.  

READ MORE: If your iPhone 5 has faulty battery, Apple will replace it for free

This is how the highly anticipated Moto X+1 looks like

Take a good look, because this could be Motorola’s upcoming Moto X+1. Serial smartphone-outer @evleaks posted spyshots of the purported device, showing the possibility of an option with a wooden finish. Some of its specifications were also leaked, so we’re waiting on Motorola to confirm or debunk these rumours.

READ MORE: Here’s the first official pic of the Motorola Moto X+1

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LG confirms the launch of a circular faced Android Wear at IFA 2014

LG’s all set to launch a new smartwatch at IFA 2014, based on what we saw from its latest new trailer. What’s so special about the wearable device is that it'll sport a circular watch face, like what we’re expecting from the Moto 360. Apparently, the new smartwatch will be named the G Watch R.

READ MORE: IFA 2014 will house LG’s new circular faced Android Wear

HTC will soon out its Desire 820

HTC’s on a roll this year - it's only just launched its One (M8) and One (E8), along with its Butterfly 2 and now, has announced plans to reveal one more. By the looks of the invite it sent out (it’s got a big 8-2-0 splayed across the image), it’s most likely the Desire 820. And the only other hint we got is that it’s going to be one speedy unit.

READ MORE: The HTC Desire 820 is most likely on its way

Is Microsoft unveiling Windows 9 next month?

The rumour mill’s spinning of a new Windows OS, and it could possibly arrive as early as 30 September. Sources claim that Windows 9 is on its way and Microsoft’s planning on calling it “Threshold”. It’s also claimed to sport a number of new features and UI changes, including its Cortana personal assistant.

READ MORE: Windows 9 to be unveiled on 30 September

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