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The iPhone SE. (Source: Macworld)

iPhone SE 2 billed for September release

The iPhone SE 2 has been in the headlines for a few weeks now. The successor to the pint-sized, cheaper iPhone released two years ago is on its way, and could very well be released sooner than expected, in September.
Apple customers may also benefit from in-store loans made available by Goldman Sachs. (Source: Trend Hunter)

Apple credit card may be coming soon

According to a report by the Wall Street Journal, Apple has teamed up with investment bank Goldman Sachs to produce a joint credit card. The Cupertino-based company already has a deal with Barclaycard in regard to financing purcha...
The A12 SoC is expected to be launched in mid-2019. (Source: MyDrivers)

Leak claims Apple's upcoming A12 smartphone SoC is ~30% faster than A11

Leaker Ice Universe claims that TSMC is manufacturing A12 prototypes using the new 7 nm process, and the performance gains over the current A11 are considerable, sitting at ~30%. However, the power consumption is not on par with w...
Fan-made renderings depicting possible designs for the tri-cam setup. (Source: iDropNews)

Triple rear camera iPhones coming soon

According to a Yuanta Securities report, Apple already expressed its interest in integrating rear tri-camera setups for its upcoming high-end smartphones. The future iPhones could get 5X optical zoom per lens and it looks like the...
Apple's iPhone X has sold well despite rumors to the contrary. (Source: Apple)

Apple Q2 results silence iPhone X critics with US$61B in revenue

Despite concerns that Apple might miss its targets for the quarter, the company has instead returned record numbers for its fiscal Q2. The Cupertino giant raked in a net profit of US$13.8B for the quarter on gross revenue of US$61...
Apple analyst, Ming-Chi Kuo, formerly of KGI Securities. (Source: KGI Securities)

Prolific Apple tipster Ming-Chi Kuo leaves KGI Securities, Tim Cook heard cheering

Ming-Chi Kuo, serial leaker of Apple's product plans, has left KGI Securities. The news could mean a slow down in the number of accurate leaks about Apple's product plans, much to the relief of many an executive at Apple's Cuperti...
Image: Apple (w/ edits)

Barclays: Apple won't include Lightning to 3.5mm adapter this year

Barclay's analyst Blayne Curtis is predicting that Apple will stop bundling the Lightning to 3.5mm audio adapter with the iPhone released this fall. If this prediction comes true, iPhone users that want wired audio would have to s...
TSMC's new 7nm FinFet fabrication process will be used for the Apple A12. (Source: TSMC)

TSMC 7nm FinFet plans give a big hint about Apple’s future iPhone chips, possibly MacBooks too

TSMC has revealed that its new 7nm FinFet process will deliver mobile chips that are at least 20 percent faster and 40 percent more efficient. It has also revealed that it has developed two separate 7nm FinFet tracks, one optimize...
Daisy's robotic arm is able to tear down up to 200 handsets per hour. (Source: Apple)

Apple presents Daisy, the iPhone recycling robot

Daisy can dismantle up to 200 handsets per hour while salvaging a variety of materials that can be reused in future devices. This is part of Apple's GiveBack program that incentivizes users to turn in their old models for dismantl...
Since the iPhone SE 2 is said to still feature a 4-inch display, the dreaded notch is most likely to stay away from this model. (Source: Apple)

Rumor | Apple iPhone SE 2 could be announced soon

A recent EEC approval filing revealed that Apple could be preparing to launch a slew of unannounced mobile devices and one of these could be the iPhone SE 2. No specific hardware specs were revealed in the EEC file, but the iPhone...
What Apple's September 2018 iPhone lineup could look like. (Source: KGI Securities)

Rumored 6.1-inch notched LCD iPhone could start from just US$550

Apple could be set to introduce the rumored 6.1-inch LCD iPhone "9" starting from as low as US$550, according to KGI Securities analyst Ming Chi Kuo. Kuo also predicts that Apple will start selling dual SIM, dual standby (DSDS) iP...
Recent Apple leaks have included details about the iPhone 8, iPhone X, and iOS 11's gold master code. (Source: Technologizer)

Apple memo about leaks gets leaked

An internal memo warning Apple employees about the consequences of leaking information has been leaked. The tech giant has suffered from a considerable number of leaks in the past, and the memo warns that leakers face losing their...
Luminescence shock avoidance technology could also potentially save battery power. (Source: Gadget Hacks)

Apple patent deals with luminescence shock

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has published a patent application for “Luminescence shock avoidance in display devices” that was filed by Apple in December 2017. Luminescence shock occurs when a device is tu...
Image: Macrumors

Apple may copy Huawei's triple camera design next year

The trendsetter may become the copycat: rumors coming out of Taiwan speculate that Apple may be releasing an iPhone with three lenses in 2019, a design that may be inspired by Huawei's P20 Pro.
The Product Red iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus Special Editions dazzle in glorious red. (Source: Apple)

Apple announces Product Red Special Edition iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus

Apple has announced the impending release of the Product Red Special Edition iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. The devices will be available to order from April 10 and physical units will start appearing in Apple stores in some countrie...
Apple has improved on their 2016 result of 93% of operations running on renewable energy. (Source: Cult of Mac)

Apple claims to be 100% green

Apple has published a press release today claiming that the company is now 100% powered by renewable energy. The tech giant has heavily invested in a number of sustainable energy projects such as wind farms and solar power product...
Facebook. (Source: Hillary Fox)

Facebook will soon allow you to delete your drunk texts

Facebook will allow users to delete/unsend their messages soon. This "feature" was unlikely to be released anytime soon but the company has promised to do so after it was revealed that company executives have had the ability to un...
Image: Apple

Apple will release an updated Mac Pro desktop in 2019, and it will be a complete redesign

In an event hosted for creative professionals earlier today, Apple executives clarified that the new Mac Pro desktop will indeed be released in 2019. In a somewhat surprising move, Apple will be working with professionals outside ...
Is that an iPhone in your pocket...? (Source: Maxim)

Apple rumored to be working on touchless controls and curved screens

A report from Bloomberg has suggested that Apple is working on a couple of interesting features for future smartphone releases. The first feature is touchless gesture controls, which would enable the user to operate the phone by m...
The Apple-designed A11 Bionic is one of the fastest mobile processors on the market. (Source: Apple)

Bloomberg: Apple dumping Intel for its own silicon by 2020

If Intel was counting on keeping Apple as a customer into the future, it might have to think again if a new report from Bloomberg is accurate. The Cupertino giant, which has long made the market-leading silicon powering its iPhone...
The OnePlus 6 will feature the infamous iPhone X notch. (Source: GizmoChina)

OnePlus 6 beats Samsung Galaxy S9+ in leaked GeekBench results

The OnePlus 6 prototype that is featured in the GeekBench results is powered by the same Snapdragon 845 SoC that comes with the Galaxy S9+ (US version) and Xiaomi Mi MIX 2S and it also features the same 6 GB of RAM. Apparently, th...
The next-generation 5.8-inch OLED iPhone could start from US$899 for a 64GB model. (Source: Apple)

Rumors point to a cheaper iPhone X sequel

Stung by lower than anticipated sales for its flagship iPhone X, Apple could be set to lower the entry point for the next-generation of OLED iPhones expected in September by US$100. This would bring the starting point for the next...
The current iPhone X offers a 5.8-inch screen. (Source: MacRumors)

Apple may reveal iPhone X Plus in September

It has been reported that Apple will unveil the iPhone X Plus in September. There has already been mention of three new iPhone variants coming this year from the Cupertino-based manufacturer, including a “giant high-end iPhone,” a...
Apple is busy prototyping its next-generation of Retina displays. (Source: Wccftech)

Apple looking to bypass Samsung as a display supplier with its own MicroLED tech

Apple is hard at work developing its own next generation of Retina displays according to a new report. The company is prototyping its own MicroLED technology in a US factory before potentially partnering to mass produce the panels...
Fortnite follows PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds into the mobile space. (Source: Epic Games)

Fortnite Battle Royale has come to mobile devices, cross-play support in tow

Fortnite Battle Royale's popularity has skyrocketed of recent, and it's sure to grow even further, with Epic Games confirming that the battle royale shooter is coming to both iOS and Android, and with cross-play support across all...
Designers at Essential are working on the PH-2. (Source: GSMArena)

Is Essential solving the problem for notch haters?

Essential has filed a patent with the USPTO for “image capture with a camera integrated display.” Could this mean the American technology company is working on a method to remove the selfie camera from the polarizing top notch pos...
The Huawei P20 is one of a myriad new Android devices to feature an iPhone X-style notch. (Source: Evan Blass)

Full Huawei P20 range leaks out, notches galore

Serial leakster Evan Blass is at it again, this time spoiling the official unveiling of the Huawei P20 line up. As rumored, the three model range all feature iPhone X-style notches, once the source of ridicule among the Android fa...
The iPhone X True Depth Camera System is embedded in its notch. (Source: Apple)

Opinion: The iPhone X notch is not great design, so why copy it?

Apple has historically been known for its industrial design prowess, understandably sparking the creation of many an imitation. Given the controversial iPhone X notch is not considered one of its greatest design elements, the mind boggles as to why smartphone makers are falling over themselves to copy it.
Anker PowerPort Wireless 5 Pad and Stand Review

Anker PowerPort Wireless 5 Pad and Stand Review

In this review will be testing Anker's two cheap wireless chargers, and whether they work with the iPhone X.
The first 5G iPhone will likely get pushed to 2020. (Source: Apple)

A 5G capable iPhone in 2019 is highly unlikely

Apple could be looking to play the waiting card until Intel gets its 5G modem ready, which implies Qualcomm is being given the slip. We might not be seeing a 5G enabled iPhone in 2019 although Apple is already testing the technolo...
Bizarrely, notches are in vogue and the Oppo R15 and OnePlus 6 are next in line. (Source: Weibo)

Oppo R15, OnePlus 6 to follow the iPhone X notch copycat trend

The most controversial design element of the iPhone X has now been embraced by Oppo, and by default, OnePlus for their next flagship smartphones. Both the Oppo R15 and the OnePlus 6 will feature a “me too” notch when they arrive i...
No signs of any struggle have been recorded in the Apple 911 calls. (Source: Sacramento Bee)

Broken Apple devices seeking emergency assistance

Apparently the 911 emergency services communication center in Elk Grove, California has been receiving hundreds of calls coming from an Apple repair and refurbishing site in the vicinity. Since October, 2017 the total of 911 calls...
Apple CEO Tim Cook striking a visionary pose for Fast Company. (Source: Ioulex)

Apple's product pipeline is "into the 2020s" according to Tim Cook

Apple CEO Tim Cook has revealed that it is working on products now that won't ship until well into the 2020s. Although it is obvious Apple works on products in advance of their launch, the company has never been quite this specifi...
Apple has released a patch for the Indian character bug that causes severe crashes on all platforms.

Apple releases patch to fix the Indian 'Telugu bug' on all platforms

Apple has released a patch that will fix the so-called 'Telugu bug' on iOS, MacOS, tvOS and WatchOS. When users receive a message or notification that contains a certain Indian character, the app crashes and becomes unusable. In s...
HP previously partnered with Apple in 2004 to resell its iPod with HP branding. (Source: Wikipedia)

HP to officially resell Apple products

HP will be reselling Apple's iPhone, iPad and Macs to its enterprise customers. The new program is aimed at giving its customers a one-stop solution for the deployment and support of multiple devices and operating systems in the w...
The estimated cost of building Apple Park was US$5 billion. (Source: Digital Trends)

Apple Park's glass walls and doors are hazardous for workers

Apple Park may look like a futuristic marvel but apparently it has been causing a number of painful incidents for workers due to its abundance of glass features. It seems distracted Apple employees are walking straight into the su...
Face ID technology is expected to be featured in future Apple flagships. (Source: MacRumors)

Smartphone market share forecast predicts Apple gains

A leading market intelligence research company has issued a report forecasting smartphone market share gains for Apple in 2018. Samsung remains in the top spot but could see a drop in overall market share.
iOS 12 will focus more on polishing the user experience than introduce new features. (Source: MacRumors)

iOS 12 will finally make 'Peace' with customers

Apple is looking to revamp its software development workflow to balance introduction of new features and ironing out existing bugs. The upcoming iOS 12 internally codenamed 'Peace' will be the first result of this strategy.
iOS 9 was released in 2015 and is found on millions of devices. (Source: Apple)

Apple in damage-limiting exercise over code leak

Leaked code for the iBoot section of iOS 9 was uploaded to GitHub this week, leading to concerns that the software may have fallen into the wrong hands. Apple has already made maneuvers to try to limit the damage caused, but the c...
Apple reduced the price for replacement batteries. (Source: BGR)

Apple may offer battery rebate in regard to Batterygate controversy

In a letter to the Senate Commerce Committee chairman, Apple has hinted at possibly offering a rebate to customers who bought replacement batteries at full price because of the "Batterygate" controversy. Apple reduced battery pric...
Samsung Headquarters. (Source: Social Barrel)

Global smartphone sales figures for 2017 released - Samsung still kings, Xiaomi now fifth-largest brand

Reports by Strategy Analytics and IDC have provided data that gives a clearer idea of the state of the global smartphone market over 2017. Samsung rests cozily at the top, Apple follows steadily, and Xiaomi sees incredible growth....
We could see new Apple devices make their debut starting from March 2018. (Source: MacRumors)

New Apple products could launch starting from March this year

DigiTimes claims that component suppliers are getting increased orders from Apple and that new iOS and MacBook devices are slated for debut starting March 2018.
Apple's underperforming iPhone X. (Source: Apple)

iPhone holiday sales point to weak iPhone X demand

The first negative holiday quarter of iPhone sales growth suggests that rumors of weaker than expected iPhone X demand were on the money. Despite a record holiday quarter, Apple missed analyst expectations for iPhone sales.
Apple confirms the US Government's probe into the iPhone throttling controversy. (Source: Hypebeast)

Apple responds to reports regarding the US Government's enquiry into throttling iPhones

Apple confirmed that the US Government has asked questions regarding intentional throttling of old iPhones and reaffirmed that it would not degrade the customer experience to force upgrades.
iPhone X Plus dummy model alongside an iPhone X. (Source: @venyageskin1 via MacRumors)

More details of upcoming iPhone X successors emerge

New predictions from KGI Securities reveal more details about the upcoming iPhones this year. The new report reiterates earlier predictions and outlines the display and component suppliers for the 6.1-inch model while also predict...
Apple Watch 2. (Source: Apple)

Apple WatchOS 4.3 Developer Beta brings some new usability features

The latest developers beta for Apple's WatchOS 4.3 brings back Apple Music integration, improved fitness information in the Siri watch face, and a new portrait charging mode. Apple's WatchOS holds a 57 percent share of the smartwa...
We might see 3 new iPhones this year. Note: The image incorrectly indicates that the iPhone 8 Plus has 2 GB RAM. (Source: KGI Research/MacRumors)

More info on Apple's 3 iPhone models for 2018 emerge, iPhone X will live on in spirit

KGI Securities revealed some more information about what can be expected of iPhones in 2018. Alongside the details, the report also implied that the iPhone X will be discontinued than be discounted due to low sales. Apple watchers...
Qualcomm headquarters. (Source:

European Union fines Qualcomm EU€997 million (US$1.2 billion) for anti-competitive practices

Qualcomm is facing a EU€997 million (US$1.2 billion) fine from the European Union for anti-competitive practices based around a five year contract (2011 - 2016) with Apple which imposed a financial penalty if Apple sourced 4G LTE ...
The Apple HomePod packs a powerful CPU, directional speakers, and a 6-microphone array. (Source: Apple)

Apple HomePod up for pre-order on Jan 26, arriving Feb 9

Apple's wireless HomePod speaker is finally launching on February 9 for US$349 with pre-orders starting tomorrow in the US, UK, and Australia. The HomePod features an enhanced Siri experience, spatial awareness, and a wide soundst...

Apple devices are already protected against Meltdown without any hit to performance

With the massive vulnerabilities recently discovered in Intel CPUs, the main question on everyone's minds are when affected devices will be updated to guard against possible exploits. Apple is ahead of the game; apparently, the la...

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