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The Galaxy Note 9 is unsurprising pricey. However, some early customers may get certain perks with their pre-orders. (Source: SlashGear)

It's official: the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is really expensive

Preorders for the Galaxy Note 9 have already started. The prices associated with this event confirm what has been suspected for months: the new Samsung phablet will set you back considerably. The prices also compare well with thos...
The EU might compel Apple to switch to more universal connector standards such as USB-C. (Source: Lifewire)

EU Commission might go after Apple's Lightning Connector

The European Union is looking into the current fragmentation in smartphone connectors and has setup an inquiry to see if a single connector type can be mandated across all smartphones. While the issue of multiple plugs is almost p...
The new 'iPhone' icon found in the beta code. (Source: Twitter)

iOS 12 beta code yields another possible leak: a new phone this time

A developer has turned up yet another icon that may represent another new Apple device. This one may correspond to the putative iPhone XI Plus. It may also be l...
Apple A11 Bionic | Apple A11 Bionic GPU | 5.8" | 174 g
The OnePlus 6. (Source: CNET)

OnePlus knocks out Samsung and Apple to become biggest premium smartphone seller in India

OnePlus overtook Samsung and Apple to become the biggest smartphone brand in India's premium smartphone segment, with the OnePlus accounting for 30% of sales of premium devices in Q2.
Huawei is only 5% market shares behind Samsung and 2019 might bring some surprises. (Source: Android Authority)

Huawei sold more phones than Apple in Q2 2018

Thanks to record-breaking P20/Pro smartphone sales and additional support from the secondary Honor brand, Huawei snagged Apple's second place for most handhelds sold in Q2 2018. The Chinese company also aims to break into the U.S....
The Apple iPhone X is outselling the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus

The Apple iPhone X is outselling the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus almost 4-to-1

Approximately 23 percent of all current smartphone users in the United States are using a Samsung model. Sales of the latest Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus smartphones, however, have been sluggish with a worldwide userbase that is less tha...
The 2018 Apple iPad Pro will have much slimmer bezels. (Source: Macotakara)

Upcoming Apple iPad Pros to sport slimmer bezels and ditch the headphone jack

If reports are to go by, the upcoming 12.9-inch and 10.5-inch Apple iPad Pros are all set to go almost bezel-less. These iPad Pros will also be getting the Face ID feature and in all likelihood, will be ditching the 3.5mm headphon...
Qualcomm will not be supplying iPhone modems from now on. (Source: Investopedia)

Qualcomm might not supply modems for upcoming iPhones

In the backdrop of Qualcomm's earnings call for this quarter, the company stated that Apple intends to use only Intel modems in the coming iPhone release and thus, Qualcomm will not be supplying modems for the next iPhone. It rema...
You'll soon be able to make and receive calls on your HomePod. (Source: Slashgear)

Apple HomePod gets the ability to make phone calls and a bunch of new features with OS 12

The upcoming OS 12 update for the Apple HomePod is slated to bring a slew of new features to the smart speaker including the ability to make and receive calls when paired with an iPhone and set multiple timers. With the upcoming M...
Siri co-founder Tom Gruber bids adieu to Apple. (Source: Tom Gruber.org)

Tom Gruber, the last of the Siri co-founders, leaves Apple

The last of Siri's co-founders, Tom Gruber, has announced his retirement from Apple. Siri was acquired by Apple in 2010 but two of its founders left in the succeeding years. The news comes in the wake of Apple recently appointing ...
The Xiaomi Redmi 4 topped the list of devices with high failure rates. (Source: NDTV Gadgets)

Report: Xiaomi Redmi 4 and Apple iPhone 6 were the 'worst performing' smartphones of 2017

Research firm Blancco has published a Mobile Device Repair and Security Report that throws up some interesting facts. The report puts Samsung as the OEM with the highest failure rate among Android manufacturers and the Xiaomi Redm...
Front panels of the 2018 Apple iPhone lineup. (Source: Ben Geskin on Twitter)

First pictures of the front glass panels for the 2018 iPhones show thicker bezels for the 6.1-inch model

Leakster Ben Geskin tweeted a photo showing the front glass panels for the three iPhone models Apple is expected to announce this September. All the panels sport the now infamous notch and while all of them are edge-to-edge displa...
Huawei's quick charging standard outperformed competitors with the highest rate per minute. (Source: Hometop)

Quick charge comparison shows Huawei's SuperCharge is the fastest, followed by OnePlus's Dash Charge

A comparison of various different quick charge technologies has shown that Huawei SuperCharge has the highest charge rate, along with OnePlus Dash Charge. Meanwhile, the non-OEM specific technologies trail behind, as does Apple Fa...
Apple's freshly minted Chief of Machine Learning and AI Strategy, John Giannandrea. (Source: Apple)

Better late than never, Apple has appointed an AI Chief to save Siri

If there is one area that Apple has been seriously lagging Google, it is in the effective application of AI technologies to advance its flagship iPhone. Enter Google's former head of Machine Intelligence, John Giannandrea, who is ...
2018 iPhones could come in a rainbow of colors. (Source: 9to5 Mac)

Ming-Chi Kuo: 2018 iPhones could also come in blue, red, gold and orange

Ming-Chi Kuo is back with Apple predictions and expects the 2018 iPhone range to pack several new color options including blue, red, gold and orange. The new colors will vary according to model, with the gold color reserved for th...
A German engineering student has designed a case that deploys protective springs when dropped. (Source: Pre-view-online)

No more cracked screens? German engineering student designs an 'airbag' for your phone

A German engineering student has designed a 'mobile airbag' case that protects your phone by detecting when it has been dropped and deploying springs to cushion the fall. The prototype has won a national mechatronics award in Germ...
The 5.8-inch iPhone X is the smallest compared to the iPhone 9 (middle) and iPhone X Plus (left). (Source: Shai Mizrachi)

iPhone 9 / iPhone X Plus new details get leaked

Latest leaks show that the iPhone 9 and the iPhone X Plus will feature bigger screens compared to last year's iPhone X. The Phone 9 gets a notched 6.1-inch display, but only one camera on the back, while the iPhone X Plus boasts a...
Image: Apple

First public beta of iOS 12 released

Apple just released the first public Beta of iOS 12. Committed Apple users can download the Beta for free from Apple's site, but be warned - as beta software, there are quite a few bugs still being worked out. Still, this is the o...
Apple iPhone SE will no longer get a successor, claim recent rumors mid-June 2018

Apple allegedly killed the iPhone SE 2

Despite all the leaks and rumors about the successor of the iPhone SE, it seems that Apple has recently decided to stop its development. Insiders familiar with the inner workings of the Cupertino giant mention that three other han...
Lightning connector on iPhone 7 smartphone

Next year's iPhones might ditch the Lightning connector

According to multiple sources familiar with the matter, Apple is currently redesigning the chargers and the charging interface for its next-gen iPhones and iPads. The iPhones expected to arrive next year will probably drop the exi...
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Apple bans crypto-mining apps from all its platforms

Apple's App Store Review Guidelines have recently been updated with a section dedicated to cryptocurrencies. In sum, Apple's app stores (iOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS) will no longer allow apps that create or generate cryptocurren...
The Ulefone X.

Ulefone announces the launch of the archetypal iPhone X clone, the Ulefone X

iPhone X clones are a dime a dozen, and the latest device to join that hallowed list is the subtly-named Ulefone X. The new device may be a shameless clone but it does look good on paper, which is more than can be said for a few o...
All images via Apple

WWDC 2018 | Apple debuts iOS 12 (which feels behind the curve)

The latest version of Apple's mobile operating system, iOS 12, refines a few existing features while introducing few new ones. All said, iOS 12 is exciting for the Apple fanbase, but it seems like the iPhone is playing catch-up to...
Image source: Apple

WWDC 2018 | WWDC 2018 Live Blog

Join us as we share our thoughts during Apple's WWDC 2018 developer conference.
Games provided 75% of the App Store's revenue in 2017. (Source: Mac Rumors)

The iOS App Store made over US$130 billion since July 2010

A report from analytics firm App Annie has stated that the iOS App Store has made revenue of over US$130 billion from July 2010 to December 2017. The report offers a number of incredible statistics, including the fact that 170 bil...
Samsung's top place is expected to remain under pressure from Chinese brands during 2018. (Source: Digital Trends)

Global smartphone sales rise, Samsung still number one

A report from the research company Gartner has stated that global sales of smartphones in the first quarter of 2018 have risen slightly from figures issued in the same quarter of 2017. Over 383.5 million smartphones were sold in 1...
Some iPhone X users are complaining that their lens covers are cracking. (Source: Apple)

"Lensgate": is the iPhone X camera lens cover susceptible to cracking in normal use?

Reports have started to surface of customers complaining that their iPhone X rear camera lens covers are cracking, even though they haven't been dropped. Apple uses sapphire crystal for its lens covers which are resistant to scrat...
TSMC purportedly readying Apple A12 production for upcoming iPhone X Plus (Source: Bloomberg)

TSMC purportedly readying Apple A12 production for upcoming iPhone X Plus

Apple could beat Qualcomm to market with the first consumer smartphone equipped with a 7 nm SoC. Its custom A12 processor is predicted to power the next generation of iPhone and iPad devices coming later this year. As usual, the i...
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...

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