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Turns Out The iPhone X Can Fit Into The iPhone XS Battery Case Just Fine

Apple says the new iPhone XS Smart Battery Case isn't compatible with the iPhone X. However, after a few tests here and there, it can actually work with the older iPhone.

Apple January 16, 2019

Apple Releases Battery Cases With Wireless Charging Support For The iPhone XS, XS Max, And XR

Apple is rolling out three new battery cases for its latest iPhone lineup. Called the Smart Battery, they are designed to extend the battery life of the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR.

Apple January 15, 2019

Apple Couldn't Use Qualcomm Chips For 2018 iPhones Because Qualcomm Refused To Sell Them

Apple chief operating officer Jeff Williams reveals that the Cupertino brand wanted to use Qualcomm modems for the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR. However, the chipmaker refused to sell them.

Apple January 14, 2019

Chinese Retailers Cut Down iPhone Prices Due To Weak Demand

Local resellers in China are giving away huge discounts on iPhones as Chinese consumers continue to go for cost-effective and feature-rich alternatives. Are the latest iPhones still worth the cost?

Apple January 12, 2019

Apple Plans To Release 3 New iPhones This Year

Apple will be launching three new iPhones this year, with one succeeding the iPhone XR, reports said. The highest-end will have three rear cameras, while the other two, dual lens.

Apple January 12, 2019

Huawei Sends A New Year’s Tweet — From An iPhone

Huawei wished everyone a Happy New Year in 2019 by tweeting from an iPhone. The social media employees involved have since been allegedly demoted, and their salaries have also been reduced.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech January 5, 2019

Cyber Researcher Who Claims To Have Bypassed Apple's Face ID Cancels Public Talk

After claiming to have bypassed Apple's Face ID, a security researcher withdraws from his scheduled presentation about the matter. This was at the request of his employer, which called the work 'misleading.'

Security January 3, 2019

Tim Cook: Apple Could Lose $9 Billion In iPhone Sales Over Weak Demand

Apple has revised its forecast for Q1, dropping the original number by $9 billion. Cook cites weakened iPhone demand, particularly in China and other developed markets, as the reason for underwhelming sales.

Apple January 3, 2019

Analyst Reduces iPhone Production Forecast, Cuts iPhone XS Max Estimation By Nearly Half

iPhone production is forecast to go down for the first quarter of 2019 because of weak demand. The iPhone XS Max is expected to take a huge hit, with estimates getting cut by 48 percent.

Apple December 30, 2018

AT&T Reportedly Developing Wireless Charger That Powers iPhone and Apple Watch Simultaneously

Filings at the FCC and the Wireless Power Consortium reveal that AT&T is developing a wireless charger that’ll top up an iPhone and an Apple Watch at the same time. It’ll cost $100 when released, although it’s unclear when.

Gadgets December 30, 2018

Sony To Supply 3D Camera Sensors For iPhone 11

Sony is reportedly ramping up production on 3D Time of Flight cameras following manufacturers’ orders. Apple is apparently one of those customers, which implies the next iPhones will come equipped with 3D sensors.

Apple December 29, 2018

Apple Will Begin Producing Top-End iPhones In India This 2019

Apple could begin manufacturing top-end iPhone models in India via Foxconn. The company already makes iPhones in the country, but only older and lower-end models.

Apple December 27, 2018

Android Users Are Switching To iOS Because Of The iPhone XR

More users are taking the plunge and switching from Android to iOS. According to a research report from Consumer Intelligence Research Partners, it's largely because of the iPhone XR.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech December 27, 2018

Twitter For iPhone Now Allows You To See Most Recent Tweets First: How To Switch To Reverse-Chronological Feed

Twitter has rolled out an update for iPhone users that lets them enable a reverse-chronological feed. This meant that fresh tweets will appear at the top regardless of their popularity across the platform.

Apps/Software December 19, 2018

Cydia Store For Jailbroken iPhones Is Shutting Down

Jay Freeman announced that Cydia Store is shutting down starting immediately. The main reason for the closure is that the service is not making profits anymore.

Apps/Software December 16, 2018

Rumor: iPhone eSIM And Dual SIM Support Coming To Verizon In December

Verizon might reopen eSIM activations for the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR this December. According to a leaked internal memo, the carrier is ready to offer dual SIM support once again following a software snag.

Apple November 22, 2018

Amazon Will Finally Sell Apple Products Directly, But Not All Of Them

Apple will soon sell its products on Amazon directly. Beginning January, only Apple and authorized resellers will be allowed to sell Apple products on the store.

Apple November 10, 2018

Apple Apparently Won’t Release A 5G iPhone Until 2020, And You Can Blame Intel

Apple won’t release an iPhone capable of 5G until 2020. Its chosen modem provider, Intel, is still having some problems with its 5G chip.

Apple November 3, 2018

When It Comes To Smartphone Lifespan, Brand Name Matters More Than Hardware

Many critics have denounced smartphone manufacturers in recent years for producing devices that quickly become obsolete, creating a "planned obsolescence" that is costly for consumers and the global environment. Yet while many consumers clamor for increased "repairability" - and thus longer lifespans - for these devices, a new Yale-led study finds that there is a more important factor in determining how long smartphones remain in use: Brand cache.

October 16, 2018

Apple Original Content Will Be Free For iOS And tvOS Device Owners

Apple, which is investing $1 billion into original programming, is planning to give away the content for free. The Apple streaming service, apparently, was not planning to challenge Netflix and Amazon Prime.

Apple October 11, 2018

Students Can Now Use Their iPhone And Apple Watch As Campus ID

Students from Duke University, the University of Alabama, and the University of Oklahoma may now use their iPhone and Apple Watch as their contactless campus ID. When will the feature be available to all schools in the United States?

Apple October 3, 2018

New iOS 12 Features That iPhone Owners Should Definitely Try Out

Apple has rolled out iOS 12, which comes with several new features. Here are some of the best ones to try out, including Memojis, Screen Time, and Live Listen for AirPods.

Apple September 19, 2018

iPhone Battery Replacement Price Will Soon Go Up From $29

On Jan. 1, 2019, Apple will increase prices of replacement batteries not covered by warranty. Batteries for more recent iPhones will be $49, and batteries for the iPhone X will be $69 beginning next year.

Apple September 14, 2018

Apple Shows Off The iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, And iPhone XR

Apple finally unveiled the iPhone XS, the iPhone XS Max, and the iPhone XR. Here's a quick rundown of what the three 2018 iPhone models offer, along with their release dates and prices.

Apple September 13, 2018

Here's How To Watch The Apple 2018 iPhone Event Live

Apple fans have various options on how to watch Apple's Sept. 12 event live. They can watch through Apple's official website, the Events app on the Apple TV, or on Twitter.

Apple September 12, 2018

The 2018 iPhones Will Be Named iPhone XS, iPhone XS Plus, And iPhone XC: This Makes More Sense

A leak revealed that Apple will name the 2018 iPhones as the iPhone XS, the iPhone XS Plus, and the iPhone XC. The official monikers will soon be revealed, but among all other rumors, these names make the most sense.

Video Games September 10, 2018

Larger 2018 OLED iPhone Named iPhone XS Max, With A Price Tag Like Last Year's iPhone X

Apple will reportedly name the larger iPhone X successor the iPhone XS Max, pushing the smartphone's branding into even stranger territory. The price of the 6.5-inch OLED iPhone was also leaked, along with those of the two other 2018 iPhones.

Apple September 7, 2018

This Is The Feature That Will Give Android Smartphones An Edge Over iPhones In The Near Future

A security feature already found in the Vivo X21 will give Android smartphones an edge over Apple's iPhones in the near future. Its most high-profile appearance will be on the Samsung Galaxy S10, which will be released next year.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech September 5, 2018

The iPhone XS Looks Amazing, But Its Name Is Kind Of Weird

An exclusive report by 9to5Mac revealed that this year's OLED iPhones will be named the iPhone XS, and a concept video showed how amazing they will look. However, the name of the smartphones is weird and confusing.

Apple September 3, 2018

Apple Sends Out Invites To 'Gather Round' On Sept. 12: Here's What To Expect From The Event

Apple sent out media invites for a Sept. 12 event, which will be held at the Steve Jobs Theater. Shortly after the invitations were released, 9to5Mac shared the first look at the upcoming OLED iPhones and the new Apple Watch.

Apple September 1, 2018

The 2018 iPhones Will Deliver Best Performance Since iPhone 6, Report Claims

Apple is set to make its best performance with the launching of its latest iPhone series in mid-September. The shipment of the latest iPhones will reach 70 to 75 million by the end of the year.

Apple August 30, 2018

Huawei Takes 2nd Place In Global Smartphone Sales, Confirmed By Gartner

Huawei has overtaken Apple as the second largest smartphone company in terms of units sold worldwide in the second quarter of 2018. Huawei sold 49.8 million devices, while Apple sold around 44.7 million phones.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech August 29, 2018

Apple Not In A Rush To Roll Out 5G iPhone: Here's Why

Apple is expected to roll out its 5G-compatible phones by 2020. However, Apple is taking it easy as it has to shell out an additional $21 per unit for the use of 5G technology.

Apple August 24, 2018

Rumor: Upcoming iPhone Flagship Will Have Apple Pencil Support, 512 GB Storage

Apple is rumored to be unveiling three new iPhones this September. According to market analyst TrendForce, two of them will have apple Pencil support and be offered in 512 GB.

Apple August 16, 2018

Apple Says iPhones Don't Spy On Users, But Here's How To Make Sure

Apple gave its assurance that iPhones are not listening to user's conversations. However, for those who are still concerned that their iPhones are functioning as spying devices, there are some ways to protect against it.

Apple August 9, 2018

iPhone Chip Supplier TSMC Forced To Shut Down Factories Due To Computer Virus

TSMC, Apple's sole supplier for the main processor of iPhones, was forced to shut down several factories due to a computer virus. How will this affect the upcoming 2018 iPhone models?

Apple August 5, 2018

Apple Market Value Officially Reaches $1 Trillion, The First Company To Do So

Apple has officially become a trillion-dollar company, the first American-based brand to reach that milestone in the stock market. Can it keep the honor, though?

Apple August 3, 2018

Apple Is Reportedly Making Dual-SIM iPhone Models, According To Dug-Up Code In iOS 12 Beta

Apple might introduce a new feature on future iPhones. Code buried within the latest iOS 12 beta includes mentions to a second physical SIM tray, suggesting dual-SIM iPhones are on the horizon.

Apple July 31, 2018

2018 iPhone Leaks: Here's Our First Look At The iPhone X Plus And Budget iPhone X

Infamous leaker Benjamin Geskin uploaded pictures that allegedly show dummy units of the iPhone X Plus and the budget iPhone X. The two 2018 iPhone models look very similar to the current iPhone X, but with certain differences.

Apple July 31, 2018

iPhone Banned In India? It May Happen, If Apple Doesn't Give In To The Government

Apple is struggling with iPhone sales in India, but it may face an even bigger issue soon. The government may ban iPhones if Apple continues to refuse approval for an anti-spam app developed by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India.

Apple July 23, 2018

Apple Struggles In India This Year With Less Than A Million iPhones Sold So Far

Apple’s journey to dominate the Indian smartphone market don’t seem to be working. Bloomberg says it has barely sold 1 million iPhones in the first half of 2018, and sales predictions for the rest of the year aren’t so positive.

Apple July 16, 2018

Apple Reportedly Upgrading Every Product In Its Lineup This Fall, Even The Mac Mini

Apple is preparing a whole slew of upgrades this fall, if analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is correct, which he nearly always is. Expect upgrades for Apple’s entire product lineup, save for the iPod.

Apple July 12, 2018

Apple Fixes iPhone Bug That Crashed Apps For Mentioning Taiwan Or Using Taiwan Flag Emoji

A friend told security researcher Patrick Wardle in April that China was trying to hack her iPhone. It turned out to be a peculiar bug that caused apps to crash whenever the word 'Taiwan' or the Taiwan flag emoji appeared.

Apple July 11, 2018

How Do You Know If Someone Is Rich? Ask If They Own An iPhone Or iPad, Study Says

Owning an iPhone or iPad is the best indicator that a person is rich. Researchers had a 69.1 percent chance of correctly guessing whether people belonged to the high-income bracket if they own an iPhone.

Apple July 9, 2018

Apple To Launch 2018 iPhone Models With New Color Options, Like Blue And Orange

Apple will launch new colors for this year's iPhone models, according to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. The 6.5-inch OLED iPhone will come in black, white, and gold, while the 6.1-inch LCD iPhone will come in gray, white, orange, blue, and red.

Apple July 6, 2018

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