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Apple could be set to launch a new iPhone model that will compete directly with the Samsung Galaxy Note. The new iPhone will use a supercapicitor stylus that offers a more pen-like feel according to a new rumor out of South Korea.
Qualcomm trying to get iPhone sales banned in China
Qualcomm has filed several lawsuits in China in an attempt to block iPhone sales over patent disputes.
Samsung CEO resigns amid "unprecedented crisis"
One of Samsung's three CEO's has announced his resignation from the South Korean giant. Citing the "unprecedented crisis" facing the company, Kwon Oh-hyun, CEO of Samsung Electronics and Samsung Display will step down in March 2018.
Apple could release a foldable iPhone in 2020
Apple and LG are partnering on a foldable iPhone planned for 2020, if a report out of Korea is accurate. With the two companies have partnered on iPhone components in the past, it seems like a plausible response to Samsung's plans to launch a foldable Galaxy Note next year.
iPhone X was five years in the making says Jony Ive
Apple's Chief Design Officer Jony Ive has revealed that the iPhone X has been five years in development. The process was particularly painstaking with numerous missteps before it finally emerged as the iPhone X we now know today.
Not so swell? More reports of iPhone 8 battery swelling issues
Apple's iPhone 8 may be off to a good start from a sales perspective, however, it hasn't been a completely smooth launch. Reports off swelling iPhone 8 batteries have now surfaced on seven separate occasions.
iPhone 7 was the most purchased phone internationally in the first half of 2017
Market intelligence firm, IHS Markit, have released their research showing the most popular models for the first half of 2017. The top 10 contains five Samsung models, four Apple models, and one Oppo model.
Forget Safari, now all iOS users can live life on the Edge
Microsoft has now opened their new Edge Browser for iOS beta up to allow any iOS user to join the beta program. Edge for iOS aims to bring features from the desktop and easy syncing.
Another iPhone 8 Plus explodes, Apple to investigate
Following last weeks reported incident of an iPhone 8 Plus blowing up in Taiwan, another user, this time in Japan, has filed a similar claim.
Samsung will make a lot of money... from the iPhone X?
As the sole supplier of the OLED displays used in the upcoming iPhone X (and one of the main suppliers of NAND flash memory used in the phone), Samsung is poised to make quite a bit of money on total sales if the iPhone X is as successful as some estimates are guessing.
Good luck finding an iPhone X this Holiday season
Analysts are forecasting pre-orders of up to 50 million on a production supply of only about 12 million before the end of 2017. Most may have to wait until early 2018 or pony up several hundred Dollars more on eBay to secure a unit.
Apple tells the FCC they can't enable FM radio in the iPhone 8 because it doesn't have one
In response to the FCC asking Apple to "do the right thing" and enable the FM radio in the iPhone, Apple have responded to say they can't because the iPhone 7 and iPhone 8 don't have FM radio hardware.
The iPhone 8 in North America may have faster LTE modems than the international versions
The iPhone 8, 8 Plus, and X will each support 24 different LTE bands across the globe. European iPhone SKUs, however, will be shipping with slower Intel modems that could force Apple to limit maximum download speeds across all iPhone SKUs to the lowest common denominator.
Analytic firm estimates component costs of the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus to be just over a third of their retail prices
With the iPhones released a few weeks ago, analytical platform IHS Markit has released a new report on the production cost of both the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, with that of the 8 Plus being 37% of its retail price.
Mac OS High Sierra goes live, brings VR, HEVC, Metal 2, more
Apple has released the latest version of macOS to its users. Dubbed macOS High Sierra, the new version brings the most significant system changes in decades in some instances.
Siri and Spotlight: Bing out, Google in
Apple has announced they are dropping Bing as the provider of search results for Spotlight and Siri searches in favor of Google. Bing will continue to provide the image search results on Siri.
iFixit teardown rates iPhone 8 repairability as 6 out of 10, but glass back almost impossible to replace
iFixit have completed their teardown of the iPhone 8. They found that the screen and battery were fairly easy to replace, but that the rear glass panel was extremely difficult to remove due to large amounts of glue.
Tim Cook says the iPhone X is "value price" for consumers
At least one analytical firm is not expecting noticeable price cuts until 5 to 12 months after launch. Cook suggests taking advantage of 24-month installment plans and other incentives as alternatives to pay for the iPhone X.
iPhone 8 Plus has the best camera on any smartphone according to DxOMark
DxOMark have put the iPhone 8 and the iPhone 8 Plus through their extensive test suite, declaring that they are the best smartphone cameras they have tested to date. Strong points include exposure, contrast, color reproduction, and flash performance.
PSA | Legacy 32-bit iOS apps will fail to run on iOS 11
The iOS 11 update is just around the corner for compatible Apple devices. Users of legacy 32-bit apps need to be aware of the fact that iOS 11 will not allow execution of 32-bit apps unless they have been updated by the developer to support the 64-bit architecture. Going forward iOS, and eventually macOS, will support only 64-bit applications.
Apple iPhone X component costs estimated to be $412.75 USD
Samsung is making bank on the iPhone X as its OLED panel will be the costliest component by far. Meanwhile, the unique 3D sensing camera will cost about as much as the DRAM component and A11 SoC each.
KGI: Demand for iPhone X will outstrip supply until Q2 2018
According to KGI Securities, forecast demand for the iPhone X indicates that Apple may not reach an equilibrium between demand and supply until Q2 2018.
Apple A11 scores 25 percent higher on Antutu than highest SnapDragon 835 result
Apple has told consumers to expect large performance gains from their new A11 SoC, and a newly leaked Antutu benchmark supports that claim.
Apple iPhone X and Face ID: revolution of the smartphone?
(Update) You can like or hate Apple, and with the new iPhone X and its facial recognition feature Face ID a deep rift has been created that goes straight through the published observations so far. We've taken a look at what known YouTube personalities like MKBHD, security expert Edward Snowden, and some other tech- and business-sites have to say about the future of the iPhone. We also talk about the alleged Face ID fail during the keynote.
Apple reveals new Beats By Dre 'urBeats3' earbuds
Among all the fuss over the new iPhones, Apple revealed their new urBeats3 wired earbuds. They feature inline music and phone controls, secure-fit wing tips to hold them in place, and promises of fine-tuned acoustic design.
Apple iPhone X Face ID demo fail explained
The iPhone X keynote featured a lot of cool new tech, including Face ID. Unfortunately for Apple's Craig Federighi, things didn't go to plan when demonstrating it live in front of an audience of millions. Or did they?
Apple iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus now official
The new 4.7-inch iPhone 8 and the 5.5-inch iPhone 8 Plus come with a new processor, upgrades to the camera system, augmented reality features, louder speakers, wireless charging, and a new glass and aluminum build.
The Apple Watch Series 3 is now official, starts from US$329
Apple has officially launched the Watch Series 3 during its September 2017 keynote. The new Watch now sports LTE connectivity with a host of new fitness features and will be launching on September 15 with prices starting from US$329.
This is the iPhone X: Apple's flagship, reimagined
The iPhone X brings a complete overhaul to the iPhone's design language. Featuring a 5.8-inch full-body display, the iPhone X brings new innovations to Apple's flagship line, including improved camera optics, facial recognition, and a new CPU tuned for AI-driven tasks.
iPhone X could pack a hexa-core processor
Apple seems intent on making sure that its next flagship iPhone packs a performance punch. Leaked code from a Gold Master build of iOS 11 indicates that it will feature a hexa-core processor.
Production glitches with iPhone 8 OLED screen could hurt holiday sales, claims Wall Street Journal
The Wall Street Journal has reported that they were informed of "production glitches" by a source close to the issue. The problems have apparently caused a shortage of completed products and this shortage could continue into the Christmas period.
Siri and Alexa are vulnerable to ultrasonic voice commands
Chinese researchers have been able to launch malicious voice command attacks on every major voice assistant including Siri and Alexa. Using ultrasonics, the researchers were able to hack devices with any victim completely unaware that their device had been compromised.
Apple could up the megapixel count and the screen size for the iPhone 9
Apple plans to include camera modules with more than 12 MP in the iPhone 9 models. The company has already booked the Largan Chinese facility and will roll out the new camera modules that could feature dual or multiple lenses, large apertures, and 3D sensing functions starting October 2017.
Leaked VMI document offers an insight into Apple's warranty repair rules for the iPhone
Apple's Visual/Mechanical Inspection (VMI) guide details how Apple Care centres handle in-warranty and out-of-warranty repairs. The leak of this guide is not exactly path-breaking but definitely offers an insight into how Apple honors warranty and decides the service eligibility of a device — in this case, the iPhone.
It's official: Apple's iPhone 8 event will be held on September 12
Apple has sent invitations for its iPhone 8 launch event, which will be held for the first time in the Steve Jobs Theater inside Apple's 'spaceship' campus.
NYPD contemplating on replacing 36,000 odd Windows Phones with iPhones
In the continuing habitual setback for Microsoft in its mobile endeavors, the NYPD will soon be scrapping its 36,000 odd smartphones running Windows Phone 8.1 for iPhones. The department is taking the decision in the wake of Microsoft halting updates for the ill-fated mobile OS.
The iPhone 8 could launch on September 12
Apple has scheduled a product announcement event on September 12 and all expectations are that this could very well be the event that the Cupertino giant would announce the new iPhones and the Watch Series 3 to the world.
Virgin Mobile announces a steal of a deal for iPhone users
$1 a month gets you unlimited everything for the next 12 months. All you have to do is bring your iPhone to Virgin Mobile, or buy one directly from them, and sign up for the biggest wireless service deal the company has ever offered.
Fighting game classic Tekken is coming to Android and iOS
An adaptation of one of the most successful fighting game franchises is coming to mobile. BANDAI NAMCO recently announced Tekken Mobile, which should be arriving on iOS and Android devices soon.
TAITO Famicom "classic" Takeshi's Challenge now available on Android and iOS
Ever wanted a game where you play a middle-aged Japanese businessman experiencing a midlife crisis? The infamous Famicom title "Takeshi No Chousenjou" ("Takeshi's Challenge" in the West) is now available on Android and iOS.
Disney sued for allegedly illegally collecting data on children with smartphone apps
Disney is being sued along with three software companies for creating software targeted at young children that collect personal information and send it to advertisers without the consent of parents. Disney has signaled it aims to face the suit in court.
New iPhone 8 case render adds support to all-screen design
A render made by a case manufacturer showing an iPhone in their rugged case appears to show the iPhone 8 will have an all-screen design and an on-screen button. The location of the fingerprint scanner isn't shown, but it could be under the screen, on the back, or completely absent in favor of an IR scanner.
Samsung ramping up OLED production to meet Apple demand
The South Korean manufacturer will dedicate at least seven of its manufacturing plants to OLED production just to satisfy Apple.
New Apple Watch will pack an LTE modem, eschewing the need for an iPhone
A Bloomberg report referencing trusted sources claims that Apple is getting ready to release an LTE-enabled Apple Watch towards the end of the year. The addition of an LTE modem in the Watch would mean the device could operate completely independently, increasing its appeal.
You can now send money using Skype and set the interface to dark mode
Microsoft has released two feature updates to their Skype iOS and Android apps in quick succession. The first brought PayPal integration to iOS and Android apps, while the second adds a dark mode option to the Android app which helps reduce eye strain eye strain during night use.
Apple's third quarter results beat expectations, reveal challenges
Apple's third quarter financial reports show strong performance of the iPad and online Services. Meanwhile, revenue in the Greater China region dipped by 10%, highlighting one of the company's future challenges.
iPhone 8 to have infrared face-detection
Developers have found hints inside Apple's early HomePod firmware that point to the iPhone 8 making use of infrared facial recognition. The entries were found in the BiometricKit framework, which is where TouchID also resides.
Broadcomm WiFi can be hacked on iPhone and several modern Android phones
A Black Hat researcher has found a vulnerability with Broadcom wireless chips used in various phones including iPhone, Nexus, and Galaxy S phones. This bug allows a hacker to overflow the memory in the wireless chip and execute code in the device memory. Apple and Google have patched the flaw, but will third party manufacturers push the update to their devic...
Apple pulls VPNs from Chinese App Store
Apple has pulled a number of censorship-defeating tools from their App Store in China, citing Chinese law. The move to accommodate the Chinese government deprives many in the country of access to information.
Foxconn to open new LCD manufacturing plant in Wisconsin
Foxconn, the electronics manufacturer largely responsible for building components used in the iPhone, has announced their intention to construct an LCD manufacturing plant in Wisconsin. In return, the state of Wisconsin will pay the Taiwanese company US$3 billion in taxpayer subsidies.
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