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Apple working on new Books e-reader application, heralded by renaming in iOS 11.3 beta

01/25/2018, 07:01 am

Apple appears poised to refresh its iPhone and iPad e-reader app, Books, after years of few changes.


Estimates peg iPhone X shipments at 29M in Q4 2017, 7M of which went to China

01/23/2018, 09:01 pm

Apple shipped some 29 million iPhone X units in the last quarter of 2018, according to fresh estimates from Canalys, making it the best-shipping smartphone for the period.


Apple releases macOS High Sierra 10.13.3, iOS 11.2.5, watchOS 4.2.2, and tvOS 11.2.5

01/23/2018, 01:01 pm

Apple has updated its entire suite of operating systems, shipping updates macOS High Sierra 10.13.3, iOS 11.2.5, watchOS 4.2.2, and tvOS 11.2.5 to the public on Tuesday.


Entry-level 2018 6.1-inch iPhone may be LCD, cost between $700 and $800

01/23/2018, 12:01 pm

An investor's note is shedding some more light on previous prognostications, saying again that moving at least some iPhone X features to the entire line will boost sales volume -- and has some predictions on specifications of the 6.1-inch LCD model.


After speculative reports of slow sales, iPhone X is now said to be in the "high end of the industry range"

01/23/2018, 10:01 am

Just one week after delivering a widely-distributed report speculatively suggesting that 'weak demand' might result in Apple canceling production of iPhone X this summer, analysts are now lining up to shift their stories in the days before Apple releases its actual fiscal Q1 performance data for the winter quarter. In a remarkable turn, iPhone X is suddenly said to be selling well, and scuttlebutt about slashed component orders is again looking uninformed.


Man causes explosion in Chinese electronics store by biting replacement iPhone battery

01/23/2018, 09:01 am

A man in an electronics store in China caused a replacement battery for his iPhone to explode by biting the component, according to a report, with footage from the incident quickly becoming a viral hit in the country within days of being uploaded to a video sharing service.


Supply chain rumors again point to OLED and LCD iPhone models in 2018

01/23/2018, 12:01 am

A new report claims Apple is meting out display orders for its next-generation iPhone lineup, which is rumored to include two OLED versions -- 5.8 and 6.5 inches -- and a 6.1-inch LCD variant.


iPhone 8 outsold iPhone X in Apple's holiday quarter, consumer survey finds

01/22/2018, 12:01 pm

Apple's active shipping of eight iPhone models during the holiday season has led to some interesting data, with the fall 2017 releases outselling older models nearly two to one.


iPhone X seen as 'strategic success' for Apple as 3D sensing cameras 2 years ahead of competitors

01/22/2018, 10:01 am

Fretting over iPhone X sales data is a fool's errand, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo believes, as he told investors on Monday that the premium-priced handset is a key strategic move for the company, positioning it far ahead of competitors for years to come.


Apple highlights Portrait Lighting selfies in latest iPhone X ad

01/21/2018, 09:01 pm

Apple continued its promotional push for iPhone X on Sunday with a short video advertisement featuring Portrait Lighting selfies, a new front-facing camera mode made possible by the smartphone's TrueDepth camera system.


South Korean prosecutors probe Apple over iPhone slowdowns

01/19/2018, 09:01 pm

A day after a South Korean consumer group filed a complaint against Apple over the company's handling of iPhone battery issues, prosecutors on Friday said they have launched a probe to determine whether the iPhone slowdown debacle amounts to planned obsolescence.


Voice commands coming to Amazon's Alexa app for iPhone & iPad

01/19/2018, 03:01 pm

People wanting to make use of Amazon's Alexa voice assistant will soon be able to talk to it through the company's iOS app, instead of depending on an Echo speaker or other compatible device.


Apple issues beta 5 for watchOS 4.2.2, beta 6 for macOS 10.13.3, beta 7 for iOS 11.2.5

01/19/2018, 01:01 pm

Three new betas have been released by Apple for developer testing, with new versions of iOS 11.2.5, macOS 10.13.3 and watchOS 4.2.2 now available.


'Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery' trailer released, 'Hero Academy' sequel hits iPhone and iPad

01/19/2018, 12:01 pm

More details about PortKey Games' second 'Harry Potter' title destined for iOS have surfaced via a new trailer, meanwhile Robot Entertainment has shipped the sequel to 'Hero Academy' on iPhone and iPad, refreshing the original game by switching out asynchronous combat for real-time gameplay.


Apple CEO Tim Cook named in South Korean complaint over iPhone slowdowns

01/18/2018, 11:01 pm

South Korean consumer group Citizens United for Consumer Sovereignty this week filed a criminal complaint against Apple CEO Tim Cook, alleging the company's decision to throttle iPhones with depleted batteries amounts to destruction of property and fraud.


Opposed by Apple, 'right to repair' bills nonetheless pile up in state capitols

01/18/2018, 07:01 pm

Some 17 states have now introduced so-called "right to repair" legislation despite strident opposition from consumer electronics manufacturers, including Apple.


iPhone chip supplier TSMC anticipates drop in premium phone shipments, Bitcoin to fuel growth

01/18/2018, 03:01 pm

Chip manufacturer TSMC is anticipating a decline in shipments for premium smartphones this year, advising during its fourth-quarter earnings briefing that orders relating to cheaper mobile devices will rise slightly, with company growth likely to occur through embracing cryptocurrencies.


Once-blocked Net Neutrality-tracking app Wehe will be allowed in the iOS App Store

01/18/2018, 03:01 pm

Apple blocked Wehe, an app to test net neutrality compliance -- but after the developer provided more information, the company has reversed its decision and is now allowing the app in the store.


Apple, Samsung under investigation by Italian government over planned obsolescence allegations

01/18/2018, 01:01 pm

Italy's antitrust organization has launched a probe investigating allegations that Apple and Samsung use software updates not as a tool to secure or expand upon smartphone capabilities, but to speed up the aging process and force users to buy new phones.


Fix for 'chaiOS' malicious link that crashes Messages coming in next iOS update

01/18/2018, 01:01 pm

The iPhone-crashing "chaiOS" bug in Messages is getting a fix, with Apple confirming that a patch is due "next week" to solve the problem.