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Is Touch ID More Secure Than Face ID? Apple Seems To Think So

From the look of things, Face ID is less secure compared to Touch ID. Apple seems to agree because it can't be used as an authentication method for the Ask to Buy feature.

Apple December 23, 2017

Apple Now Being Sued For Intentionally Throttling iPhone Performance

A class action lawsuit has been filed against Apple over its iPhone-throttling behavior. The plaintiff argues that the company employs this practice so as to force consumers to upgrade to newer phones every year.

Apple December 22, 2017

Apple Now Requires iOS Games Like 'Hearthstone' And 'Clash Royale' To Reveal Loot Box Odds

In revised guidelines for the App Store, Apple now requires iOS games to disclose the odds of loot boxes. Games that will be affected by the provision include 'Hearthstone,' 'Clash Royale,' 'The Simpsons Tapped Out,' and 'South Park: Phone Destroyer.'

Apple December 22, 2017

Apple To Launch Cross-Platform iOS And macOS Apps Next Year?

Apple developers might soon start building apps that run on both iOS and macOS. If true, Apple wouldn’t be the first to take a cross-platform approach to apps, but it will still be a big deal.

Apple December 23, 2017

Confirmed: Apple Throttles iPhone Performance, But Not For The Reason You Think

It's now confirmed that iPhones slow down as they age, but it's to avoid random shutdown issues, and not to force users to upgrade. However, the fact remains: Apple is throttling iPhones.

Apple December 21, 2017

Apple Solves iPhone X Supply Shortage: Next-Day Delivery, Same-Day Pickup Now Available

Apple has apparently solved the iPhone X supply shortage, with the smartphone now available for next-day delivery and same-day pickup in most stores. Apple was not expected to catch up with the iPhone X demand until next year.

Apple December 20, 2017

No, You Won’t Be Able To Buy AirPods This Holiday Season, So Here Are Some Alternatives

Thinking of buying the Apple AirPods as a holiday present? Well, you can’t. Because of supply shortages, orders won’t ship until early next year, so here are some alternative Bluetooth headsets to consider.

Apple December 18, 2017

iPhone X Adoption Overtakes iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus

A new report suggested Apple’s flagship anniversary phone is now the most popular in the 2017 series. The iPhone X attracts more buys despite the high price and delayed release.

Apple December 15, 2017

Siri, Shush! Apple Patent Suggests Siri May Detect If You’re Whispering, And It’ll Whisper Back

Imagine if Siri knows when you’re whispering and also whispers back in response. Apple apparently made a patent exactly for that feature, but don’t get excited yet.

Apple December 16, 2017

Apple Pours $390 Million In US-Made iPhone Laser Tech, Creating 500 Jobs In The Process

Apple announced that it will invest $390 million in optical communications components maker Finisar. The manufacturer will use the money to refurbish its Texas plant, create more than 500 jobs, and make laser chips for iPhones.

Apple December 14, 2017

Apple's $4,999 iMac Pro To Go On Sale This Thursday, Dec. 14

Apple's first ever iMac Pro is ready to hit retail soon and launch on Dec. 14. The machine will start at $4,999 for the base model, with higher configurations available to meet various needs and preferences.

Apple December 13, 2017

Apple Allegedly Throttles Older iPhones To Make Degraded Batteries Last Longer

In a Reddit thread, an iPhone 6s owner said that the device's performance significantly improved after a battery replacement. Does this mean that Apple is purposely throttling older iPhone models to make their degraded batteries last longer?

Apple December 12, 2017

Apple Improves iPhone X Availability: Shipping Dates Drop To Just A Few Days

Apple has been having trouble keeping up with iPhone X demand, but it seems better now. iPhone X availability has improved and shipping estimates are now down to 1-3 days in some markets.

Apple December 12, 2017

What To Expect From 2018 iPhones: Face ID, Bigger Batteries, And Pre-5G Technology

Face ID is arguably the iPhone X's headlining feature, and according to reports, it's making its way to all the 2018 iPhones. What's more, bigger batteries and pre-5G technology are coming along to boot.

Apple December 9, 2017

Why Apple Is Buying Shazam For $400 Million

Shazam doesn’t have to worry about turning a profit anymore. Apple is reportedly buying the popular app for $400 million, possibly benefitting from its augmented reality platform.

Apple December 9, 2017

Apple Says The Important Thing Is To Be The First To Make Tech 'Fantastic'

For Apple, beating the competition to the punch of a new idea doesn't matter. What's important is being the first to make it 'fantastic,' such as the Face ID and the iPhone X notch.

Apple December 7, 2017

Apple Names App Of The Year, Game Of The Year For iPhone and iPad: Here Are The Winners For 2017

Apple awarded this year's App of the Year and Game of the Year for iPhones and iPads. The most popular apps and games on the App Store and content on Apple Music and iTunes for 2017 have also been revealed.

Apple December 8, 2017

Apple's Most Expensive iPhone Available Unlocked In US: SIM-Free iPhone X Now On Sale

Apple's expensive iPhone X is now available for purchase unlocked and SIM-free in the United States. The smartphone is compatible with both GSM and CDMA networks, but don't expect attractive installment options.

Apple December 6, 2017

Apple Releases tvOS 11.2 With New Sports Tab, Video Display Mode Switching, And HDR Improvements

Apple has now moved tvOS 11.2 out of beta testing and is beginning to roll it out for owners of its latest Apple TV models. Among the new features are a dedicated Sports section, HDR playback optimizations, and others.

Apple December 6, 2017

Apple Pay Cash Now Live In The US: But Is It A Venmo Killer?

Because Apple was forced to roll out iOS 11.2 early, it’s got no other choice but to also activate Apply Pay Cash for users, finally allowing them to make peer-to-peer payments via Apple Pay. Will it replace Venmo, though?

Apple December 5, 2017

Apple Releases iOS 11.2, Fixing Some Things And Breaking Others: Should You Upgrade?

Apple released iOS 11.2 to take care of the iOS restart bug, but the update was not ready for prime time just yet. Since it was rushed out, iOS 11.2 is not bug-free and some might be better off skipping this one.

Apple December 5, 2017

Why Face ID Only Supports One Face, According To Apple Exec Craig Federighi

Apple’s Face ID is secure, fast, and probably the next big thing in the world of biometric unlocking for smartphones. But why does it support only one face? Apple software engineering VP Craig Federighi explains.

Apple December 4, 2017

iPhone X Powered By Qualcomm Gets Faster LTE Speeds Than Intel Variant

LTE speeds and performance on the iPhone X depend on which model you have. Based on a study, Qualcomm-powered variants can get faster LTE speeds than the Intel versions.

Apple December 2, 2017

Qualcomm Wants To Ban iPhone X Sales On AT&T And T-Mobile

Qualcomm requested the U.S. International Trade Commission to stop the imports of certain iPhone models, including the iPhone X, that run on AT&T and T-Mobile. These devices use rival Intel's modems, while those on Verizon and Sprint use Qualcomm's.

Apple December 1, 2017

Apple Watch Carves Out Identity As Health-Focused Device: Heart Study App And EKG Reader Will Save Lives

The Apple Watch is carving out its identity as a health-focused smartwatch. Apple launched the Apple Heart Study app in partnership with Stanford Research, while the FDA cleared AliveCor's KardiaBand electrocardiogram reader as its first medical device accessory.

Apple December 1, 2017

Apple Releases Update To Fix macOS High Sierra Security Flaw: Here’s How To Install It Now

Mac users can now let out a sigh of relief as Apple has finally rolled out a fix to macOS High Sierra’s critical security flaw. The issue is so serious that Apple is making it a mandatory update.

Apple November 30, 2017

Apple Support Now Has A YouTube Channel With iOS Tips And Tricks

Apple officially launched its Apple Support YouTube channel, offering tips and tricks for a number of tasks. The channel currently has 10 'how-to' videos with simple instructions for the whole process.

Apple November 29, 2017

Twitter Made Animoji Karaoke A Thing, And Now It’s An Official iPhone X Ad

A singing Animoji is better than a regular Animoji. That appears to be the case in Apple’s latest iPhone X ad, with a concept plucked right out of Twitter.

Apple November 28, 2017

Apple Offices In South Korea Raided By Authorities Ahead Of iPhone X Launch

South Korean authorities raided Apple’s offices just before it was about to launch the iPhone X in the country. The incident is expected to raise lingering questions about the Korean Fair Trade Commission’s shady practices.

Apple November 24, 2017

Apple Tipped To Launch 4-Inch iPhone SE 2 In First Half Of 2018: What To Expect

A major iPhone SE upgrade is long overdue, but that may change soon. According to a new report, the iPhone SE 2 will make its debut in the first half of 2018.

Apple November 24, 2017

Apple Publishes Research Detailing Enhanced Obstacle Detection For Self-Driving Cars

Apple is typically secretive, but it's starting to open up and it has now released an intriguing research paper. The company is working on a new LiDAR-based system to improve object detection and navigation for self-driving cars.

Apple November 23, 2017

Apple Acquires Augmented Reality Startup Vrvana For $30 Million: AR Headset Coming?

Apple has been extremely secretive about its plans for augmented reality, but its latest acquisition might be hinting at something. The company has acquired startup Vrvana, which develops a headset that supports both AR and VR.

Apple November 23, 2017

Apple Supplier Foxconn Allegedly Uses Illegal Student Labor In iPhone X Assembly Line

Apple supplier Foxconn is allegedly using illegal student labor in one of its factories for the assembly of the iPhone X. The students are being forced into overtime hours and are required to complete an internship to graduate.

Apple November 22, 2017

Apple Park Finally Opens Its Visitor Center To The Public: Fun Things To Do Inside

If you’re near Cupertino, California and you want to get a peek inside Apple Park, this is your chance. Apple has officially opened its Visitor Center, which has a store, a café, an observation deck, and an augmented reality setpiece.

Apple November 18, 2017

Apple Diversity Chief Denise Young Smith Resigning After 6 Months, To Be Replaced By Christie Smith

Denise Young Smith, Apple’s current diversity and inclusion chief, is leaving the company at the end of the year. This comes a month after her controversial comments on diversity.

Apple November 19, 2017

Apple HomePod Release Date Delayed To Early 2018: Amazon And Google Pull Ahead In Smart Speaker Race

The Apple HomePod release date has been pushed back to early 2018. This means that the Amazon Echo and Google Home smart speakers will have one less competitor this holiday shopping season.

Apple November 19, 2017

2018 iPad Pro Will Be Powered By Octa-Core A11X Bionic Chip: Rumor

The next-generation iPad, to be released in 2018 according to rumors, will be powered by Apple’s upcoming octa-core A11X Bionic chip. It will also come with processors needed to perform artificial intelligence-based tasks, such as Face ID.

Apple November 17, 2017

Here Are The Best Black Friday iPad Deals 2017 From Best Buy, Target, Walmart And More

Various retailers such as Best Buy, Target, and Walmart will offer iPad discounts for Black Friday 2017. Here are some of the best iPad deals for the upcoming annual shopping holiday.

Apple November 16, 2017

A 10-Year-Old Used Face ID To Unlock His Mom's iPhone X: Will All Families Have The Same Problem?

A 10-year-old boy was able to unlock his mother's iPhone X using his face. Should iPhone X owners worry that the Face ID feature of Apple is unsafe and that random people can unlock their devices?

Apple November 15, 2017

Apple Wants The 2019 iPhones To Have Laser-Based 3D Sensors: What Will They Be Used For?

Apple is working to integrate rear-facing, laser-based 3D sensors into the 2019 iPhone models. The new system will perform 3D mapping by releasing lasers on objects and then calculating the time for the lasers to bounce back.

Apple November 14, 2017

Apple To Release 3 iPhones Next Year, All With The Bezel-Less iPhone X Design

Apple is apparently going full iPhone X next year. Famed Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo claimed that there will be three iPhone models in 2018, and all of them will feature the bezel-less design of the iPhone X.

Apple November 13, 2017

Should You Upgrade To iOS 11.1.1? Here's A Look At What's Inside

The iOS 11.1.1 update fixes two reported problems with the mobile operating system. Users who are thinking about upgrading to the latest version of iOS 11 will have to base their decision on the current state of their device.

Apple November 13, 2017

Face ID Tricked By A $150 Mask: Should iPhone X Owners Worry?

A Vietnamese security firm was able to trick Apple's Face ID security feature through an elaborate mask that cost $150 to make. Should iPhone X owners worry about this discovery?

Apple November 12, 2017

Non-White Employees Now Make Up 46 Percent Of Apple, According To New Diversity Report

Apple has now released its latest diversity report, showing slight progress on some fronts, and room for improvement on others. An overwhelming percentage of white men are still running the Cupertino tech firm.

Apple November 11, 2017

Apple Launching iPad With Nearly Bezel-Less Display, Face ID In Late 2018: No OLED This Time, Though

The next iPad will go through a major redesign that involves removing Touch ID, making the display nearly bezel-less, and equipping it with Face ID. Rumors suggest this next-generation iPad will launch later next year.

Apple November 9, 2017

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