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, 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 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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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 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 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
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 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
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 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 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
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
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’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 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
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
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 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
Apple is developing new ways for the iPhone to get some juice. According to a new report, you might soon be able to wirelessly charge your iPhone with an AirPods charging case.
Apple June 27, 2018
Apple quietly refreshed an official support page to issue a stern warning against jailbreaking iPhones. Apple outlined the risks of unauthorized modifications to the iOS, but will that be enough to deter iPhone owners from jailbreaking?
Apple June 26, 2018
A security researcher claimed that he found an iOS vulnerability that allows hackers to guess an iPhone's passcode through brute force, which is basically trying all possible combinations. Apple issued a response to the alleged exploit.
Apple June 25, 2018
Apple misled consumers about its Error 53 iOS bug that bricked devices, and now, it has to pay. An Australia federal court hit Apple with an AU$9 million fine, or about US$6.8 million.
Apple June 20, 2018
Apple's upcoming iOS 12 for the iPhone will have a new feature for emergency situations. iPhones will now share the location of the user automatically when they call 911.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech June 18, 2018
Screen Time, one of the new iOS 12 features, will surprise people by showing them how much they use their iPhone. Even Apple CEO Tim Cook was surprised by the incredibly detailed information provided by Screen Time.
Apple June 18, 2018
Grayshift revealed that it has already found a way around the 'USB Restricted Mode' in iOS 12. The security feature disables the phone's USB data connection if the phone has not been unlocked for an hour.
Apple June 18, 2018
Apple introduced 'Animojis' for its Messages app last year, but with iOS 12, users will be able to create characters based on their appearance. The 'Memojis' feature allows users to customize their own avatar.
Apple June 18, 2018
A South Korean publication reported that a local carrier plans to resell original stock of the Apple’s ancient iPhone 3GS model. The phone, which Apple introduced in 2009, will retail for a mere $40.
Apple June 15, 2018
Apple has outed the upcoming USB Restricted Mode, and it'll give criminals a tougher time breaking into iPhones. However, in the same vein, law enforcement will also face the same difficulties.
Apple June 13, 2018
Apple invited developers and researchers to expand their digital health community by creating new apps through its Health Records API. iOS users will be able to store their medical records in this new app.
Apple June 5, 2018
Apple announced a host of new features that will be coming to the iPhone and iPad with the iOS 12 update. Some of the best improvements include group FaceTime, group notifications, and Screen Time.
Apple June 5, 2018
Apple has reportedly decided to ditch LCD screens for OLED displays in all three of its iPhone models planned for release next year. The news sent shares of Apple's main supplier, Japan Display, tumbling by 10 percent.
Apple May 29, 2018
Apple will launch a triple-lens camera iPhone next year, according to Deutsche Securities analyst Jialin Lu. Apple will further support augmented reality with the feature, which will be copied from the popular Huawei P20 Pro.
Apple May 29, 2018
The next major iOS update will finally make NFC chips on iPhones more useful. A rumored software update, which is already being used in the Apple HQ, will allow iPhones to unlock doors and pay for transit fares.
Apple May 28, 2018
Apple has reportedly begun mass-producing its new A12 chips. The 7-nm processors will bring new improvements to the next generation of iPhones, including faster apps, better storage, and more efficient batteries.
Apple May 26, 2018
Apple apparently knew all about the iPhone 6 bending issue but kept saying that there were no engineering issues with the smartphone. The information, revealed from internal documents filed in court, brings the spotlight back to the Bendgate controversy.
Apple May 25, 2018
Legrand just unveiled its Radiant wall plate, which introduced industry's first in-wall wireless charger. It is supposed to replace a standard outlet so that users can tuck away their phones and charge it without cables.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech May 24, 2018