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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...
Daniel R Deakin, 13 Apr 2018 22:39
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...
Daniel R Deakin, 13 Apr 2018 01:33
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.
Sam Medley, 10 Apr 2018 23:25
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...
Daniel R Deakin, 10 Apr 2018 05:46
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...
Daniel R Deakin, 21 Mar 2018 04:10
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...
Jonathan Maes, 20 Feb 2018 11:46
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.
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, 01 Feb 2018 16:42
The primary use of the palm ID system would be an intuitive way to retrieve a forgotten password. (Source: Samsung)

Samsung could include palm ID system in future Galaxy phones

A recent Samsung patent describes how the palm scanner could help users remember forgotten passwords. The image of the user's palm features embedded incomplete characters that would appear random to other people, but could juggle ...
Bogdan Solca, 05 Dec 2017 15:34
The LG V30 came in second. (Source: Androidguys)

No phone charges faster than the OnePlus 5T, tests reveal

Ever wondered how fast some of the best devices in the world right now charge? Pretty fast, if you consider the results of a test conducted on the OnePlus, LG, Apple, Google, and Samsung flagships for 2017. The LG V30, for example...
Ricci Rox, 03 Dec 2017 20:25
The 6.5-inch and 5.8-inch OLED iPhones expected to be released in 2018. (Source: KGI Securities)

New iPhone models with dual-SIM option and Gigabit LTE are expected to launch in 2018

The dual-SIM feature could end up on the OLED models already leaked a week ago. The gigabit LTE speeds will be provided by the Intel XMM 7560 and Snapdragon X20 LTE chips.
Bogdan Solca, 22 Nov 2017 17:20
Face ID on the iPhone X offers a disappointing user experience.

Face ID on the iPhone X is a backwards step in usability

First impression: Face ID is undoubtedly a sophisticated piece of technology. However, it is fails to offer a better user experience than Touch ID as a method of authentication — even if it is theoretically more secure.
Sanjiv Sathiah, 22 Nov 2017 07:42
IHS graph shows how much the iPhone X costs to produce compared to previous models (Image source: Apple)

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.
Allen Ngo, 22 Nov 2017 07:39
Delays in the production of the iPhone X hit Foxconn hard. (Source: Apple)

Foxconn profits tumble on the back of iPhone X woes

Apple's manufacturing partner took a lot of of pain due to delays with the mass production of its flagship iPhone X. This, coupled with sluggish sales of the iPhone 8, saw Foxconn's profit for the quarter tumble 39 percent.
Sanjiv Sathiah, 15 Nov 2017 08:48
Rumors point to three iPhone X-like models from Apple in 2018. (Source: KGI Securities)

Rumors point to three iPhone X-like models in 2018

Apple looks set to notch up no less than three iPhone X-like models in 2018, according to KGI Securities' Ming-Chi Kuo. Two will be high-end AMOLED models while the third will be a mid-range model slotting into the space currently...
Sanjiv Sathiah, 14 Nov 2017 12:14
Apple's iPhone 8 flagship family gets a new minor iOS update

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" sometim...
Codrut Nistor, 10 Nov 2017 19:35
Apple's iPhone X costs an estimated US$357.50 to manufacturer, resulting in a gross profit margin of 64 percent. This does not include research and development or marketing costs, of course.

Apple's iPhone X may cost even less to produce than previously thought

Recent teardowns estimate that the iPhone X costs even less than previously thought to manufacturer at around US$357.50. While the iPhone 8 has a gross profit margin of 59 percent, the iPhone X's is 64 percent. Apple CEO Tim Cook ...
Douglas Black, 08 Nov 2017 07:15
In spite of all the Qualcomm lawsuits, Apple is doing well and even managed to sell more products. (Source: Apple)

Apple's Q4 2017 earnings turn out better than expected

Revenues cap at US$52.6 billion and Apple managed to sell more iPhones, iPads and Macs compared to Q4 2016. The iPhone 8/X models are expected to increase revenues by as much as US$35 billion for Q1 2018.
Bogdan Solca, 03 Nov 2017 11:59
Grovemade Wireless Charging Pad. (Source: Grovemade)

A wireless charging pad from Grovemade that actually looks good with your furniture

Grovemade, who are known for producing high-quality accessories, have started pre-orders for a cork and stainless steel based charging pad which fits nicely with modern furniture design aesthetics.
Craig Ward, 29 Oct 2017 22:51
Points for effort. (Source: Pocketnow)

The average iPhone X is being scalped for US$1500

Apple fans who want to pick up the company's newly released iPhone X could find themselves shelling out up to 50% more than MSRP to get their hands on one. Those who find the idea of paying scalpers hundreds of dollars more distas...
Douglas Black, 28 Oct 2017 09:00
PowerbyPoxi. (Source: Movac)

Apple aims to improve wireless charging by purchasing New Zealand based 'PowerbyProxi'

Apple has recently introduced wireless charging to the iPhone series, and has now cementeted their position in the wireless charging market with their purchase of New Zealand based 'PowerbyProxi'
Craig Ward, 26 Oct 2017 23:58
Flag of the Peoples Republic of China. (Source: PublicDomainPictures/Pixabay)

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.
Craig Ward, 14 Oct 2017 19:53
An iPhone 8 suffering from a faulty battery. (Source: The Economic Times)

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.
Sanjiv Sathiah, 10 Oct 2017 06:14
Microsoft Edge logo. (Source: Microsoft)

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.
Craig Ward, 07 Oct 2017 23:50
Apple iPhone 8 Plus Smartphone Review

89% Apple iPhone 8 Plus Smartphone Review

Big sibling, small improvement. As with its smaller sibling, the Apple iPhone 8 Plus does not have many new features. We get a slightly revised chassis, now with a glass rear panel, as well as the new A11 chip. However, small optimizations improve the iPhone in many areas.
Apple A11 Bionic | Apple A11 Bionic GPU | 5.50" | 202 g
Daniel Schmidt, Patrick Afschar Kaboli, 03 Oct 2017 22:05
Both iPhone devices were launched on September 22.

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.
Ricci Rox, 03 Oct 2017 09:48
Apple iPhone 8 Smartphone Review

83% Apple iPhone 8 Smartphone Review

Step by step. We already suspected that Apple would only show a slightly improved version of its smartphone this year. The eighth-generation iPhone from Cupertino gets a revised chassis and more performance, which is at least more than in the previous years.
Apple A11 Bionic | Apple A11 Bionic GPU | 4.70" | 148 g
Patrick Afschar Kaboli, Daniel Schmidt, 02 Oct 2017 00:33
Looming iPhone X production issues could mean very limited supply come November (Sourced: Apple)

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 uni...
Allen Ngo, 01 Oct 2017 17:59
When the cell towers and wifi goes down in an emergency, this is your best backup. (Source: Pixabay)

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.
Craig Ward, 30 Sep 2017 03:11
North American iPhone 8 models may have faster LTE modems than the international versions (Source: Apple)

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 iPh...
Allen Ngo, 28 Sep 2017 19:54
The iPhone X gets the same 3 GB of RAM as the 8 Plus, but larger battery. (Source: Apple)

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.
Sanjiv Sathiah, 27 Sep 2017 04:47
The pieces that make up the Apple iPhone 8. (Source: iFixit)

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.
Craig Ward, 23 Sep 2017 20:51
iPhone 8 Plus showing great dynamic range in this mixed light scene. (Source: DxOMark)

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, an...
Craig Ward, 22 Sep 2017 22:21
Is iPhone X production running behind schedule? (Source: Apple)

iPhone X may not yet be in production

Already facing predicted supply constraints, production of the iPhone X may not yet have even started. If true, this could push back the launch of the highly anticipated device until December.
Sanjiv Sathiah, 22 Sep 2017 01:57
Legacy 32-bit apps will fail to launch on iOS 11. (Source: MacRumors)

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 ...
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, 19 Sep 2017 13:44
Ditch your smartphone charging mats: Pi charges from 12-inches away

Ditch your smartphone charging mats: Pi charges from 12-inches away

A new startup going by the name of Pi looks set to change the way we charge our devices in the near future. If it works as promised, you can get set to ditch your wireless Qi charging mats.
Sanjiv Sathiah, 19 Sep 2017 12:01
Alleged A11 Antutu benchmark results. (Source: Weibo via wccftech)

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.
Craig Ward, 16 Sep 2017 20:46
The new iPhone X is undoubtedly somewhat controversial. Is it truly the revolution of the smartphone?

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.
Alexander Fagot, 14 Sep 2017 18:39
Craig Federighi of Apple during a live demo of the iPhone X. (Source: Apple)

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?
Sanjiv Sathiah, 14 Sep 2017 14:41
Apple iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus flagships now official (Source: Apple)

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.
Codrut Nistor, 13 Sep 2017 14:10
The A11 Bionic SoC powers the iPhone 8 / 8 Plus / X models that will be released on September 22. (Source: Apple)

iPhone X A11 SoC benchmarks leaked before official presentation event

The A11 hexacore SoC packs 2 high-performance Monsoon cores, 4 energy-efficient Mistral cores and a 3-core GPU. The single-core test results are higher than what most Qualcomm chips can score in multi-core tests.
Bogdan Solca, 13 Sep 2017 10:59
The iPhone X features an full-body OLED display. (Images: Apple)

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, a...
Sam Medley, 13 Sep 2017 00:15
The Snapdragon 845 will power next year's Samsung Galaxy S9. (Source: Qualcomm)

First Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 benchmark surfaces

Next year's flagship SoC from Qualcomm seems to be a bit better than Apple's A9 chip, but it's still behind the A10 and most likely A11 chips when it comes to single core performance tests.
Bogdan Solca, 11 Sep 2017 12:31
The iPhone X could pack a hexa-core punch. (Source: iDrop News)

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.
Sanjiv Sathiah, 11 Sep 2017 09:46
The current iPhone 7. (Source: Apple)

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 C...
Craig Ward, 07 Sep 2017 23:59
Apple's Siri is vulnerable to ultrasonic voice hacks.

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 ...
Sanjiv Sathiah, 07 Sep 2017 13:15
Huawei has overtaken Apple as the No. 2 global smartphone maker. (Source: Huawei)

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.
Sanjiv Sathiah, 06 Sep 2017 12:51
The "above 12 MP" improved camera modules will begin production in October 2017. (Source: Apple)

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, lar...
Bogdan Solca, 06 Sep 2017 12:26
Artist's impression of the iPhone 8. (Source: Forbes)

Latest iPhone 8 rumor reveals 512 GB model with a $1,200 price tag

As previous rumors have suggested, Apple's upcoming iPhone should be the most expensive yet. Starting at US$999 for the base model with 64 GB of storage and going all the way up to US$1,199 for a 512 GB version, the iPhone 8 will ...
John Garcia, 04 Sep 2017 23:51
Apple's Special Event keynote will be live on September 12, 10 am PDT. (Source: Apple)

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.
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, 01 Sep 2017 12:24
The nearly bezel-less iPhone 8 could soon be upon us. (Source: iDrop News)

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.
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, 28 Aug 2017 19:07


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