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Topic: iPhone

Apple cedes ground in growing Chinese smartphone market as consumers await redesigned 'iPhone 8'

02/06/2017, 12:02 pm

The iPhone is being overtaken in China by a raft of new locally-produced smartphone rivals, according to a new report, which shows Apple's market share dropping despite greatly increased smartphone shipments in the region.

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Apple objects to 'free ride' requests by Australian banks to open up NFC on iPhone

02/06/2017, 10:02 am

Apple has complained to the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission over the resistance of major banks in the country using Apple Pay, with a recent filing claiming a request to open up access to the iPhone's NFC controller would effectively allow banks to avoid using Apple Pay entirely.

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Apple floats idea of refurb iPhone sales as condition of local manufacturing in India

02/06/2017, 10:02 am

Apple is looking to revive the idea of importing and selling refurbished iPhones in India as a possible condition of it starting local manufacturing in the country, a report said on Monday.

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VR evangelist doubles down on rumor that Apple AR headset is inbound, moves date up to 2017

02/06/2017, 08:02 am

Augmented and virtual reality herald Robert Scoble has amplified his predictions about an Apple partnership with Carl Zeiss on a pair of smart glasses, and is predicting an announcement of the technology possibly as early as the middle of 2017.

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Hacker uncovers files suggesting Cellebrite used codes from jailbreak tools to defeat iPhone security

02/02/2017, 02:02 pm

Cellebrite, the digital forensics company believed to have helped the FBI break the security of the San Bernardino shooter's iPhone, may have repurposed other existing cracking tools used for jailbreaking iPhones, according to a new cache of files allegedly sourced from the security firm.

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See how Apple's iPhone reached a new record high ASP of $695

02/02/2017, 01:02 pm

The iPhone's record-setting average selling price (ASP) achieved last quarter continues an upward trend in iPhone pricing, led by growing popularity for Apple's premium-priced, more-fully-featured "Plus" models.

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Subaru adds Apple CarPlay support to upcoming 2018 Legacy

02/02/2017, 01:02 pm

Ahead of next week's Chicago Auto Show, Subaru on Thursday announced the 2018 Legacy, just its second vehicle to support Apple's CarPlay platform, which brings Siri and iOS apps to dash interfaces.

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Google adds QR code scanner to 3D Touch menu in iOS Chrome 56 update

02/02/2017, 11:02 am

The latest update to the Chrome browser on iOS is providing iPhone users with the ability to scan and search QR codes using 3D Touch, while those browsing on the iPad will benefit from a redesigned tab switcher.

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Nintendo's free-to-play 'Fire Emblem: Heroes' arrives on Apple's iPhone and iPad

02/02/2017, 09:02 am

As promised, Nintendo on Thursday released "Fire Emblem: Heroes," the first game in the "Fire Emblem" series to make the leap from dedicated consoles and handhelds to the iPhone and iPad.

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Energous, Dialog Semiconductor launch small RF charging circuit, possibly destined for 'iPhone 8'

02/02/2017, 09:02 am

Dialog Semiconductor and Energous have launched a new wireless charging component that is cheaper and takes up less space than previous iterations, a part that could help Apple incorporate over-the-air power in a future iPhone or iPad.

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Apple, IBM, United Airlines banding together for better staff iPhone, Apple Watch integration at airports

02/02/2017, 09:02 am

The initiative between the three companies will assist United Airlines to develop apps for better communication, regulate peak customer demands better, and assist in more effective maintenance for over 50,000 devices already deployed, and more to come.

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Apple's Q1 iPhone numbers knock Samsung out of first place in global marketshare

02/01/2017, 10:02 am

Apple's record iPhone sales during the December quarter allowed it edge ahead of Samsung and once again become the world's top smartphone vendor, though not for whole of 2016, according to new research data.

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Apple pushes AirPods firmware 3.5.1 to synchronized iPhones with minor bug fixes

02/01/2017, 09:02 am

A firmware update for Apple's AirPods is being distributed now, which brings undisclosed bug fixes to Apple's sought-after wireless earbuds.

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Huawei hires 'I'm a Mac' pitchman to take on Apple in US ad blitz

02/01/2017, 04:02 am

Actor Justin Long, who in the mid to late 2000s served as the de facto face of Apple for his part in the "Get a Mac" ad campaign, has been hired by Huawei to star in a new series of commercials touting the Chinese upstart's smartphones.

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Cook calls Apple's $1B litigation against Qualcomm a 'last resort'

01/31/2017, 06:01 pm

In Tuesday's post-earnings conference call, Apple CEO Tim Cook reiterated that while the company is not a fan of litigation, Qualcomm's actions and refusal to negotiate fair patent licensing terms forced the iPhone maker to sue.

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Apple sees light at end of tunnel in China as revenues stabilize on constant currency basis

01/31/2017, 06:01 pm

Though Apple posted record-setting highs for the first quarter of 2016, revenues are still facing headwinds in China due to a weak yuan and continuing difficulties wth the Hong Kong market.

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Apple's iPhone hits ASP of $695 in record-setting fiscal Q1

01/31/2017, 05:01 pm

Apple returned to growth during the holiday quarter thanks in large part to iPhone, sales of which hit an all-time high of 78.3 million units with an average selling price of $695, also a record.

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Driven by its App Stores, Apple's 'Services' business explodes with $7.17 billion in revenue

01/31/2017, 05:01 pm

Apple's earnings once again broke records for the company, but Services stands out, earning the company $7.17 billion just on Apple Pay, digital content, and others.

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iOS 10.3 beta reveals Apple will cut off 32-bit support in 'future versions of iOS'

01/31/2017, 11:01 am

Bringing an era to a close, an upcoming version of iOS -- possibly iOS 11 -- will drop support for 32-bit apps entirely, according to an error message discovered in the first iOS 10.3 beta.

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Nintendo reveals high unlock rate for 'Super Mario Run,' delays 'Animal Crossing' for iPhone

01/31/2017, 09:01 am

Nintendo's mobile efforts are paying off, after the gaming company confirmed better than expected revenue from "Super Mario Run" on iOS, but advised gamers will have to wait a few months before they can play "Animal Crossing" on an iPhone or iPad.

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