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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 latest versions of their various operating systems protect against Meltdown, and a fix for Spectre is coming to Safari in the next f...
Apple allegedly throttling older iPhones with degraded batteries
A user on Reddit has posted potential evidence that Apple could be throttling older iPhones relative to the output battery voltage to prevent them from drawing too much power. Although this is not the first instance of throttling on iPhones, it surely has been a subject of much debate.
IHS chart shows how much the iPhone X costs to produce compared to previous models
The iPhone X costs almost 2.5x more than the original iPhone SE in materials alone which coincidentally matches the 2.5x retail price of the Apple flagship.
Apple fixes the autocorrect bug on iPhones and iPads
The bug that came with iOS 11.1 and simply did not allow some users to type "i" by replacing it with "A" and a Unicode symbol has just been fixed by iOS 11.1.1. This update also takes care of an issue with Siri ("Hey Siri" sometimes not working).
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.
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.
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.
Google and Apple release emergency patches to fix Wi-Fi exploit in iPhone 7 and Galaxy S7 Edge
The Wi-Fi exploit works with any mobile device that integrates Broadcom Wi-Fi chips. Google and Apple claim they have released emergency patches for Android 8.0 Oreo and iOS 11, but it may take some time to patch all devices.
iPhone X to pack 3GB of RAM, biggish (for Apple) 2,716 mAh battery
The iPhone X will pack one of the largest batteries Apple has put in a smartphone. It's RAM, however, will be the same 3 GB found in the iPhone 8 Plus.
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.
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.
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.
Huawei overtakes Apple for No. 2 global smartphone maker spot
Huawei is now the second most popular smartphone maker, according to data from Counterpoint. Although the iPhone 7 range is still the most popular on the market, Huawei's popularity in China has driven its sales success.
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.
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.
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...
Qualcomm hits back at Intel's claims of anti-competitive behavior
Qualcomm has responded to Intel's claims that they are an "anti-competitive bully," by asserting that they aren't specifically targeting Intel's products, just those that infringe on their patents.
Qualcomm CEO thinks Apple will settle in latest lawsuit
Apple is expected to adhere to the contract and pay up the patent royalties it owes to Qualcomm, else the court expanses would be too high, says Qualcomm CEO.
OnePlus 5 officially hits the launch pad and is more Apple-esque than ever
OnePlus has unveiled the much anticipated upgrade to its smartphone lineup
OnePlus posts an image of the OnePlus 5 in hopes of combating iPhone rip-off claims
A new Twitter post by OnePlus attempts to prove the differences between its upcoming device and the iPhone 7 Plus. Unfortunately, it does the exact opposite.
Consumer watchdog accuses Apple of misleading customers about repairs
Australia's consumer watchdog is taking Apple to court over allegations that the company lied or misled customers about their rights as consumers under Australian law.
Apple and Samsung dominate 2017 American Customer Satisfaction Index
The two brands claimed every spot in the ACSI's top 20 smartphones ranked according to customer satisfaction.
Apple hits $800 billion market valuation
The Cupertino Giant set a record at market close on Tuesday by eclipsing $800 billion in market capitalization, a first for any U.S. company.
Apple iOS 10.3 now publicly available
The update brings a shift to Apple's new APFS file system, which should increase overall system performance and better allocate storage space. There are a few other changes as well.
Wikileaks says the CIA specifically targeted Apple products
The notorious activist group says that the CIA developed specialized tools to specifically target and infiltrate Apple products, namely Macbooks and iPhones. The tools have been in use since at least 2008.
Amazon's Alexa comes to iOS
The digital assistant is currently only available in Amazon's own app and is somewhat limited in what it can do. However, it can still query information, order products, and control other connected devices in a smart home.
Google says it has patched exploits used by the CIA
Google is confident that the latest versions of Android and Chrome are not vulnerable to the hacking tools detailed in the latest Wikileaks dump. Older versions of the software, however, may still be vulnerable.
Research firm finds iPhone failure rate increasing, eclipsing Android
Research firm Blancco has found that iPhones have become remarkably less reliable over the past five quarters. At the same time, Android phones have increased in reliability significantly.
Apple's iPhone refresh details get further confirmation
In light of new information, Nikkei Asian Review now states that Apple's iPhone 8 will feature three configurations, one of which is the 5.8-inch OLED version. In addition, we're also getting two smaller versions of the iPhone 8 sometime this year.
Apple rumored to update iPad Pro, iPhones in March
According to Japanese website Mac Otakara, the Cupertino Giant will add several new sizes of iPad Pro and new colors to the iPhone SE and iPhone 7 lines.
Glitz and glam on the go: MOXYO Showtime Glass adds sparkle to your iPhone's screen
Showtime Glass is a tempered glass screen protector for iPhones. It has embedded glitter that "sparkles in any light condition" but is not visible when the display is on.
Xiaomi may be making its own mobile SoC, codenamed "Pinecone"
Xiaomi may be joining Huawei as the second Chinese smartphone company to manufacture a mobile system-on-a-chip, or SoC.
Super Slow: Sony develops smartphone camera capable of recording 1080p at almost 1,000 fps
The new sensor can capture 19.3 megapixel still images in 1/120 seconds and can record 1080p video at 960 fps, allowing for incredible slow-motion playback.
Apple to start making iPhones in Bangalore
As the Indian market grows, Apple seeks to take advantage of this trend and plans to start manufacturing smartphones locally as soon as this April. The location chosen for the plant is Bangalore, India's technology hub.
Oppo R9 replaces iPhone as top selling phone in China
After five years, a mighty titan has been dethroned. Apple's iPhone has finally been supplanted by a fast-growing mid-range smartphone maker Oppo Electronics. Apple will have to impress with the iPhone 7 in order to win Chinese consumers back.
Apple Stroll: First AirPods TV-ads promise easy pairing
Three 15 second TV-ads and a one-minute video put the spot on Apple's wireless AirPods, that are supposed to make music life easier for Apple users, thanks to an improved pairing technique and Siri integration.
Apple "Take mine!": New iPhone 7 Plus commercial puts focus on Portrait Mode
Apple shows off how powerful Portrait Mode in the iPhone 7 Plus really is. The new commercial aptly named "Take mine!" follows a young woman around a small village in Italy where everyone wants to have their pictures taken.
Getting the Apple AirPods before Christmas can cost up to $1.000
If you really want to get your hands on the Apple AirPods before Christmas next week, it can cost you up to $1,000, a quick look at ebay reveals. Apple's shipping window has increased to six windows by now.
Apple's wireless AirPods now available for purchase
After several delays, Apple's AirPods are now listed on Apple's online store.
Occipital Bridge: Mixed Reality Headset for iPhones
Occipital will start selling the Bridge, a Mixed Reality Headset for iPhone 6 or higher in march of next year for $399. A limited explorer edition for developers is available now.
Apple AirPods finally coming in the next few weeks
Impatient iPhone 7 owners will be able to purchase a pair of AirPods hopefully before the end of this month according to an email from Apple CEO Tim Cook.
Cortana coming to the UK on Android and iOS
Microsoft is sending their digital assistant across the pond and updating her look, to boot.
Study shows over 99% of counterfeit Apple chargers dangerous: watchdog group
UK watchdog Trading Standards tested 400 counterfeit "Apple" chargers for basic safety violations. Only 3 passed.
Apple working on "more than 10" designs prototypes for next iPhone
Distinct new features include curved and OLED displays.
Dongle life with Apple MacBook (Pro) and iPhone 7: The Video
How is life with the new MacBook (Pro) and the iPhone 7, The Verge wondered and made a video about it. Is it better now than with previous generations? Or are you stuck in dongle hell? Watch and find out for yourself!
Five second video can crash iPhones
A short five second video that's able to cause iPhones and iPads to lock and freeze can be easily shared via a link.
iPhone manufacturing might be moved to USA
"iPhone: Made in the USA?" Apple may ask iPhone manufacturers to move production to the United States in the future.
Individual Macbook Pro chargers don't come with a USB-C cable
Macbook Pro users hoping to buy additional chargers for their new device will have to provide their own USB Type-C cables.
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