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Apple

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tidbits from around the globe include a rare M&A foray, iPhone 5 leaks, and more patents pointing towards wearable technology.

This morning Apple

announced

a deal to purchase

AuthenTec

(AUTH)

for $8 per share, a near 60% premium to yesterday's closing price.

AuthenTec makes mobile and network security solutions, and recently signed a deal with

Samsung

to be featured in its new Android smartphone and tablets.

As the

iPhone 5

gets ready to launch, perhaps in late September, various cases are showing up. One of them now has a prototype inside it, detailing what it might look like.

Gizmodo

notes that the case from

Cool Zone PDA

shows the iPhone with a taller design, headphone jack on the bottom of the phone, and perhaps a smaller dock connector.

There have been

rumors and speculation

that Apple is looking into wearable technology, and another patent points to this.

A

patent application

Apple filed with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office points to glasses, very similar to what

Google

(GOOG) - Get Report

did with its Project Glass.

The patent filing is titled "Display resolution increase with mechanical actuation."

Shares of Apple edged lower in Friday trade, off 0.36% to $572.8.

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Written by Chris Ciaccia in New York

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