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Samsung has won the lion's share of iPhone 12 OLED display orders. (Source: EverythingApplePro)

80% of iPhone 12 displays to be supplied by Samsung, LG and BOE to pick up the rest

Apple frenemy Samsung has secured the supply of 80 percent of Apple’s iPhone 12 OLED display orders according to Digitimes. The remainder of the OLED panel supplies are said be supplied by both LG and BOE.
Sanjiv Sathiah, Wed, 27 May 2020 14:21:00 +0200
Towers of Everland plays well in both landscape and portrait modes

Towers of Everland out on Apple Arcade: first-person dungeon crawler offers a premium alternative to The Elder Scrolls: Blades

Towers of Everland just landed on Apple Arcade. The first-person dungeon crawler offers a more light-hearted experience than The Elder Scrolls: Blades and Legends of Grimrock, without sacrificing content quality. However, poor per...
Arjun Krishna Lal, Sat, 23 May 2020 16:59:00 +0200
Apples iPhone SE (2020) shines in our review with many small improvements

Apples iPhone SE (2020) shines in our review with many small improvements

A new iPhone for less than $500? Currently, only the iPhone SE (2020) makes this possible. This sounds like a good deal and while the smartphone offers many con...
Apple A13 Bionic | Apple A13 Bionic GPU | 4.7" | 148 g
Daniel Schmidt, Fri, 22 May 2020 21:01:00 +0200
unc0vered's iOS 13.5 jailbreak will likely arrive sometime in the next couple days (Image source: WCCFTech)

iPhone 11 jailbreak update: Get ready for unc0ver 5.0.0: semi-untethered iOS jailbreak with Windows support, compatible with all iOS 13.5 iPhones and iPads

@unc0verTeam recently announced that a working, universal iOS 13.5 jailbreak will be arriving soon. The jailbreak is compatible with Windows, meaning iPhone and iPad users won't need to use a Mac to jailbreak their devices, as wit...
Arjun Krishna Lal, Thu, 21 May 2020 08:42:00 +0200
iOS 13.5 includes user-friendly tweaks to make life during COVID just a bit easier (Image source: Apple)

Apple's COVID-19 iOS update: iOS 13.5 and iPadOS 13.5 deliver easier FaceID with masks on, COVID-19 exposure notifications API, and tweaks to FaceTime group calls

Apple's latest iOS 13.5 update includes tweaks to FaceID and FaceTime group chat that aim to improve user experience due to COVID-specific issues. The FaceID mask tweak makes it easier for users to unlock their iPhones and iPads w...
Arjun Krishna Lal, Thu, 21 May 2020 08:15:00 +0200
The Apple Watch Series 3 is available on Amazon at a steep discount. (Image source: Amazon)

Apple Watch Series 3 sells for just US$231: enough to sway Galaxy Gear S3 and Fitbit Versa users?

The Apple Watch Series 3 is now available on Amazon for as low as US$231. This brings it into contention with the Galaxy Gear S3. However, LTE capabilities, superior build quality and tight iOS integration make the Series 3 a soli...
Arjun Krishna Lal, Wed, 20 May 2020 11:41:00 +0200
The Gobi app icon (Image Source; Josh Constine)

More Apple iOS 14 features get leaked

Apple's upcoming iOS 14 is bringing more augmented reality integration via apps such as Gobi that offer dining and shopping interactions through new circular QR codes. The Find My app will also be updated with audio and haptic cue...
Bogdan Solca, Tue, 19 May 2020 14:23:00 +0200
Apple iPhone SE 2020 Review - Small phone with a fast-beating heart

85% Apple iPhone SE 2020 Review - Small phone with a fast-beating heart

An upgraded classic. With the second generation of the iPhone SE, Apple has visually recreated the iPhone 8. While this has resulted in a - for current standards - relatively compact smartphone with a few high-end features, the screen-to-body ratio is fairly poor. Meanwhile, the low base price is another plus for the iPhone SE 2.
Apple A13 Bionic | Apple A13 Bionic GPU | 4.7" | 148 g
Daniel Schmidt, Mon, 18 May 2020 09:15:00 +0200
Virtually test out a Sony TV in your house with its new app. (Source: Sony)

Sony launches a new AR app to help users choose which of its TVs to buy

Envision TV AR is a new Android and iOS app designed by Sony to help users reluctant to go outdoors shop for a new big-screen device in any case. It uses the augmented-reality (AR) features of a smartphone to virtually place Sony ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Fri, 15 May 2020 17:41:00 +0200
1More's new neckbuds. (Source: 1More)

1More announces its latest Dual Driver wireless in-ear neckbuds with ANC

1More has introduced its new Dual Driver ANC Pro Wireless In-Ear Headphones. This new product is not truly wireless, but does improve on its predecessor through the addition of Bluetooth 5.0 and a Wind Noise Resistance mode on top...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Fri, 15 May 2020 16:53:00 +0200
Apple's Magic Keyboards causes rapid battery drain in some iPads

Magic Keyboard reportedly causes massive battery drain on some iPads

Several iPad users are complaining about accelerated battery drain when the tablet is paired with the keyboard. One user lost nearly 25% battery with just two hours of continuous keyboard use. The problem appears to be software ag...
Anil Satyanarayana, Thu, 14 May 2020 19:26:00 +0200
The next version of the iPad Air may implement an in-display Touch ID fingerprint reader. (Image via

New iPad Air 2020 renders showcase in-display Touch ID and razor-thin bezels

New renders of the next iteration of Apple's iPad Air may bring a massive change to the tablet's design language. According to leaks obtained by Svetapple, the next iPad Air will feature minuscule bezels with an in-display Touch I...
Sam Medley, Thu, 14 May 2020 18:36:00 +0200
There will be four iPhones to choose from this time around

iPhone 12 lineup to start at $649; base variants will come with 128GB storage

Prolific leaker Jon Prosser confirms that there will be four variants in the iPhone 12 series this year. The iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Max will come with a 60Hz OLED display, 4GB of RAM, and a dual-camera setup. Prices start at $649...
Anil Satyanarayana, Mon, 11 May 2020 17:38:00 +0200
Ken Kocienda says there was nothing inevitable about the iPhone. (Source: Apple)

Apple legend Ken Kocienda says there was nothing inevitable about the iPhone

Was a smartphone like the iPhone inevitable? Ken Kocienda, one of its designers doesn’t believe so. Rather, Kocienda argues in a tweet over the weekend that it was “an act of creativity” and that, as such, “It wasn’t inevitable”....
Sanjiv Sathiah, Mon, 11 May 2020 12:53:00 +0200
The iPhone 12 Pro model will be picking up a 120 Hz refresh rate according to the latest spec leaks. (Source: @EveryApplePro and @mweinbach)

New iPhone 12 details leak: 120 Hz ProMotion display confirmed for Pro models only, larger battery, improved Night Mode

Apple’s next-generation iPhone 12 range will include OLED panels across all four Pro and non-Pro models, but there will be key differences. According to @EveryApplePro and @mweinbach, the 120 Hz ProMotion high refresh rate technol...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Sun, 10 May 2020 13:58:00 +0200
A13 devices should finally enable full-speed Wii and GameCube emulation on DolphiniOS (Image source: Dolphin)

Super Mario Galaxy and Super Smash Bros in your pocket? DolphiniOS 2.20 enables iPhone 11 and iPhone SE support: 60 FPS gameplay on A13 devices with Xbox One and PS4 controller support

The developers of DolphiniOS recently announced the launch of version 2.20 of the Nintendo Wii and GameCube emulator. The latest update enables support for A13 devices, allowing iPhone 11 series users to take advantage of their po...
Arjun Krishna Lal, Sun, 10 May 2020 13:06:00 +0200
Apple is preparing for a two-pronged post COVID-19 retail strategy. (Source: Apple)

Apple launches online shopping hub with access to Genius support, trade-ins, lessons

Apple seems to be adapting to the realities of a post-COVID-19 world where fewer people might venture into Apple Stores, even as some start to re-open globally. The company has just launched a new online hub that pulls together al...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Sun, 10 May 2020 07:03:00 +0200
The Powerbeats Pro may be updated soon. (Source: Apple)

The next Powerbeats Pro may launch soon

Recent FCC documentation shows that Apple has what appears to be Powerbeats Pro 2 in the works. They have now picked up further certifications that probably put them close to an unveiling. Therefore, they may be launched in the US...
Deirdre O Donnell, Wed, 06 May 2020 20:24:00 +0200
Apple's premium iPhone X is currently on sale on Amazon, undercutting midrange Android phones (Image source: Amazon)

Deal | The iPhone X is cheaper than the Xiaomi Mi Note 10 today, at just US$445: better offer than the iPhone SE?

The Apple iPhone X is currently selling on Amazon for just US$445. This makes Apple's erstwhile flagship cheaper than the OnePlus 7T and even the midrange Xiaomi Mi Note 10. Budget users put off by the iPhone SE's compromises migh...
Arjun Krishna Lal, Sat, 02 May 2020 13:49:00 +0200
Apple looks to be keeping the pricing steady for its next-generation iPhone 12 expected to launch in Q4 this year. (Source: SvetApple)

iPhone 12 range pricing and model numbers leaked

We already know quite a lot about the next major iPhone release, but we haven’t been clear on Apple’s proposed pricing and the key features of the four planned models. Until now. Tipster Jon Prosser seems to be very well connected...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Thu, 30 Apr 2020 16:02:00 +0200
The wait is finally over for a first-party iPad keyboard with trackpad support. (Source: Notebookcheck)

Hands-on: iPad Pro Magic Keyboard with trackpad - worth the weight?

The Magic Keyboard with built-in trackpad support has been a long time coming from Apple. Ten years long, in fact. To say its arrival has been eagerly awaited is an understatement so there is weight of expectation as well as the actual weight of the device itself to contend with. But in the end, is the weight worth it?
Sanjiv Sathiah, Thu, 30 Apr 2020 06:27:00 +0200
Apple certifies new TWS earbuds. (Source: FCC)

Apple certifies new TWS earbuds, could be next-gen Powerbeats Pro

Some new TWS earbuds from Apple have passed through Federal Communications Commission (FCC) testing. These products are not new AirPods, however: their new certification lets their Beats branding slip, in addition to the fact they...
Deirdre O Donnell, Tue, 28 Apr 2020 20:46:00 +0200
The iPhone 12 Pro Max is expected to closely match this leaked CAD-derived render. (Source: EverythingApplePro)

iPhone 12 production pushed back "about a month" says WSJ

Apple’s iPhone 12 will launch this year, but mass production said to have been pushed about a month due to the COVID-19 outbreak. According to the Wall Street Journal’s sources, the phone is still on schedule to launch this year, ...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Tue, 28 Apr 2020 15:32:00 +0200
The DJI Mavic Air 2 features an outstanding range of 10 kilometers (6.2 mi). (Source: DJI)

DJI Mavic Air 2 drone goes official

DJI has officially launched its eagerly anticipated Mavic Air 2 drone. The new device features a host of new and improved features and functionality while keeping the same user-friendly approach to shooting high-quality aerial foo...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Tue, 28 Apr 2020 05:16:00 +0200
Tread lightly before opening any texts on your iOS device

A string of text with Sindhi characters is crashing iOS devices worldwide

A particular string of characters in the Sindhi language seems to be wreaking havoc on iOS devices worldwide. Upon receiving the text in question, iOS crashes completely. A force restart is required to get the iPhone/iPad operatio...
Anil Satyanarayana, Fri, 24 Apr 2020 12:01:00 +0200
The exploit is introduced via a seemingly harmless blank email. (Image Source: zecOps)

Apple's iPhone and iPad devices have been plagued by serious vulnerabilities since 2018, security analyst reports

The vulnerability allows attackers to gain control of all the data stored within the mails received via the Mail app on iOS devices. Apple has recently become aware of the security problem, but the vulnerability may have been expl...
Bogdan Solca, Thu, 23 Apr 2020 13:48:00 +0200
Facebook's Dark Mode is more of a Dark Grey Mode. (Image via 9to5Mac)

This is Facebook's Dark Mode on iOS

Facebook's Dark Mode is just around the corner. Various online sources have been able to enable the feature, showing a questionable design choice. Instead of using blacks in the theme (like most other dark modes), Facebook's Dark ...
Sam Medley, Wed, 22 Apr 2020 16:05:00 +0200
The tfp0 bug that may lead to Jailbreak on A13 iOS devices. (Image via @ProteasWang on Twitter)

New exploit may lead to Jailbreak on A13 devices like the iPhone 11

A new exploit discovered in iOS 13.4.1 on A13 devices may lead to an eventual Jailbreak method for the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max running the latest version of iOS. While the bug itself is not able to Jailbrea...
Sam Medley, Tue, 21 Apr 2020 19:08:00 +0200
Apple's Xcode developer software is embedded in iPadOS 14 builds according to Jon Prosser. (Source: Apple)

Xcode said to baked into iPadOS 14, big implications for developers and pro-class apps for iPad

The leaks just keep coming from Jon Prosser at the moment and this new one is a big one, particularly if you’re a developer. However, it also has possibilities for the introduction of pro apps on the iPad which will only serve to ...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Tue, 21 Apr 2020 13:51:00 +0200
The upcoming iPad Air is set to feature mini-LED technology (Image source: Notebookcheck)

Tipster unveils trove of upcoming Apple products: new mini-LED iPad Air with in-display fingerprint in the offing

A tipster unveiled a large number of purported devices and technology that Apple's set to reveal in 2021. This includes a 12-in ARM MacBook, further confirmation about Apple Tags, and evidence that the 2021 iPad Air might feature ...
Arjun Krishna Lal, Mon, 20 Apr 2020 12:33:00 +0200
Could the new AirPods tipped by Prosser be an AirPods Pro 'Lite'? (Source: Apple)

New AirPods ready to go, could join new MacBook Pro for May launch

Apple is keen to build on the sales momentum of its AirPods line. According to the latest in a string of Apple-related leaks from Jon Prosser, a new model is inbound and set to join the line up as soon as May when the next round o...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Mon, 20 Apr 2020 12:04:00 +0200
A sketch of the new True Depth Camera system powering Face ID. (Source: @JonProsser)

iPhone 12 Pro second-generation Face ID system detailed, more

Jon Prosser looks to be heading to No. 1 with a bullet as the leading Apple tipster on the internet right now. A self-professed “professional a**hole,” Prosser has been on the end of some excellent leaks lately, and his latest one...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Mon, 20 Apr 2020 11:25:00 +0200
The Tor Project has had to cut its team to 22 in response to a steep drop in funding. (Source: The Tor Project)

The Tor Project forced to lay off one-third of its staff

The Tor Project has announced that it has had to let go 13 employees, which counts for one-third of its core workforce. Entirely funded by donations, the team has been forced to make the layoffs due to the effects of COVID-19.
Sanjiv Sathiah, Sun, 19 Apr 2020 12:05:00 +0200
A shot of the alleged Google Card. (Source: TechCrunch)

A new leak suggests Google's version of the Apple Card is on the way

Late 2019 saw rumors that Google was developing a type of Apple Card-competitor in partnership with certain financial institutions. Now, there may be more evidence that this new instrument is indeed nearly a reality. It is to be a...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sat, 18 Apr 2020 21:51:00 +0200
WhatsApp to let more users participate in group calls

WhatsApp will soon allow more users in group audio and video calls

A future version of WhatsApp will allow more than four users to participate in group audio and video calls. There is no word about what the revised upper limit will be just yet. Since the feature is still in development, it will b...
Anil Satyanarayana, Fri, 17 Apr 2020 14:41:00 +0200
This is our best look yet at what the iPhone 12 Pro Max will look like. (Source: @EverythingApplePro)

Near final iPhone 12 Pro Max render based on official CAD leak

EverythingApplePro and XDA’s Max Weinbach claim to have exclusively revealed the final iPhone 12 Pro Max design. It certainly looks authentic and aligns with recent rumors about its overall look. The biggest highlight from the app...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Fri, 17 Apr 2020 11:37:00 +0200
The new iPhone SE doesn't have all the latest hardware. (Image via Apple)

The iPhone SE 2020 doesn't have Apple's U1 Ultra Wideband chip, won't support AirTags

The new iPhone SE packs a lot of Apple's latest mobile hardware, but the U1 Ultra Wideband is absent. While this chip isn't used for much now, it does mean that the iPhone SE will be locked out of any features that rely on the chi...
Sam Medley, Thu, 16 Apr 2020 18:53:00 +0200
The iPhone SE has a great chip, but just 3 GB of RAM and a tiny 1,821 mAh battery. (Source: Apple)

New iPhone SE has a tiny 1,821 mAh battery, just 3 GB of RAM

Apple's new iPhone SE might have some serious chops at its price point, but it isn't all great news. A China Telecom listing shows it is fitted with a small 1,821 mAh battery and just 3 GB of RAM.
Sanjiv Sathiah, Thu, 16 Apr 2020 11:42:00 +0200
The new Magic Keyboard for iPad Pro is up for order. (Source: Apple)

Apple's crazy expensive Magic Keyboard for iPad Pro is now up for order

Apple’s most expensive iPad Pro accessory yet is now available to purchase. The new Magic Keyboard for iPad Pro features a number of upgrades over its predecessor, but Apple is making you pay dearly for them.
Sanjiv Sathiah, Thu, 16 Apr 2020 09:24:00 +0200
A screenshot from pegging the iPhone SE 2020 for an April 15 release date, captured earlier today. (Image via Jon Prosser on Twitter)

Update: Confirmed | iPhone SE 2: The iPhone SE 2020 may launch today

According to a suspect claim by a Chinese retailer, the iPhone SE 2020 (or iPhone 9, depending on the final name) may launch later today (April 15) at 11 A.M. Eastern. Several leakers have claimed that Chinese retailer Suning is p...
Sam Medley, Wed, 15 Apr 2020 16:40:00 +0200
The Apple A12X and the A12Z are exactly the same chip but the Z gets all eight GPU cores enabled. (Source: Apple)

TechInsights confirms our analysis that the A12Z in the new iPad Pro is just an A12X with an extra GPU core enabled

As we reported exclusively, the iPad Pro (2020) is fitted with a rebinned A12X chip that it has simply renamed the A12Z. The confirmation comes after TechInsights carried out an x-ray of the A12Z highlighting it has exactly the sa...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Wed, 15 Apr 2020 06:34:00 +0200
The new Apple Watch? (Source: YouTube)

New Apple Watch 6 and watchOS 7 leaks point to TouchID, new mental-health tracking feature and more

We have now reached a part of April 2020 increasingly regarded as "iPhone SE 2 Week"; however, this has not stopped the new Apple Watch rumors coming thick and fast. They now point to a new form of authentication for this device, ...
Deirdre O Donnell, Mon, 13 Apr 2020 20:45:00 +0200
Image via AltStore

You can now sideload unverified apps on iOS without Jailbreak or revokes

The latest update to the AltStore/AltServer iOS app allows users to sideload their own IPA files without the need for Jailbreak or the worries of possible revokes. AltStore uses a method that exploits the app developer license sys...
Sam Medley, Sun, 12 Apr 2020 03:58:00 +0200
Quiet Mode is coming to Facebook's mobile apps. (Source: Twitter)

Facebook introduces a Quiet Mode for its iOS and Android app

Facebook has recently introduced a new group of settings to help the user manage the time they spend on its mobile app. Now, it has been augmented further with Quiet Mode, a set of toggles that allows notifications to be silenced ...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sat, 11 Apr 2020 19:44:00 +0200
The new Covid-19 contact-tracing API will depend on user opt-in, apparently. (Source: Google)

Apple and Google collaborate on a new API to help track Covid-19 transmission

Consumer tech has already been used for 'Covid-19 contact tracing' in Taiwan and South Korea already. Now, Google and Apple have jointly announced a new API to do the same using Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE). It will apparently used ...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sat, 11 Apr 2020 17:53:00 +0200
The Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro has been awarded top marks in an independent screen evaluation. (Image source: Soomal)

Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro smartphone tops Soomal's display evaluation charts but there's no Huawei P40, OPPO Find X2, or Samsung Galaxy S20 to oppose it

The new Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro smartphone has leapfrogged over various iPhones to head Soomal’s display evaluation charts for both subjective user experience and the more objective professional color tests. It’s a good result for the Xi...
Daniel R Deakin, Fri, 10 Apr 2020 12:29:00 +0200
Image via Apple

Chinese retailers cut prices on iPhone 11 devices to boost sales

Online Chinese retailers are selling the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max at significant discounts. Retailers hope the cuts will spur Chinese consumers to buy an iPhone. However, many Chinese people are delaying the...
Sam Medley, Thu, 09 Apr 2020 17:36:00 +0200
Tuned is a new app for couples aimed squarely at couples. (Image via Apple App Store)

Facebook releases Tuned, an app that gives couples a "private space" to message each other

Tuned, an app designed for couples, is now available on iOS. The app comes from the NPE Team within Facebook. Though Tuned is billed as a private app for couples, users should be aware that anything sent through Tuned could be sen...
Sam Medley, Thu, 09 Apr 2020 04:40:00 +0200
Casio's new G-SHOCK Move. (Source: Casio)

The latest Casio G-SHOCK watch is the first of its line to have a heart-rate monitor

Casio's upcoming addition to the G-SHOCK line has heart-rate tracking functions for the first time. The watch's new sensor is also joined by others to track fitness-related activities while in use. It is also a Bluetooth device, w...
Deirdre O Donnell, Wed, 08 Apr 2020 22:49:00 +0200
Here's our first look at the upcoming iPhone 12 series

Latest iPhone 12 leak showcases screen sizes, LiDAR sensor, camera setup, and more

Apple's much-awaited iPhone 12 series is reportedly in its final prototyping stages. The base iPhone 12 will come with a 5.4 or 6.1-inch screen and two cameras, while the larger iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max will come with t...
Anil Satyanarayana, Mon, 06 Apr 2020 17:29:00 +0200


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