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Topic: iPhone

Research firm expects first annual iPhone sales drop, in growing global market

08/16/2016, 06:08 pm

New market research data suggests a five percent expansion of worldwide smartphone shipments in 2016, but analysts still expect Apple to post its first full calendar year with declining sales of the iPhone since the 2007 launch of the device.


RunKeeper, Snapchat updated to better utilize iOS and Apple Watch features

08/16/2016, 04:08 pm

New updates released Tuesday RunKeeper and Snapchat bring a host of improvements like enhanced Apple Watch connectivity for the fitness app and "Low Power Mode" energy conservation techniques for the secure communications utility.


Street date for Apple's 'iPhone 7' could be Sept. 23, AT&T document hints

08/16/2016, 01:08 pm

Despite some recent rumors pointing at an earlier launch, the "iPhone 7" could end shipping as late as Sept. 23 -- well after an expected Sept. 7 press event, a leaked AT&T schedule suggests.


Hong Kong Apple Pay users get support for Bank of East Asia and HKT Tap & Go

08/16/2016, 12:08 pm

On Tuesday, Hong Kong residents gained access to two more payment options for Apple Pay, namely the Bank of East Asia and Hong Kong Telekom's Tap & Go.


Hunter launches Signal ceiling fan with Apple HomeKit support

08/16/2016, 11:08 am

Following several months' delay, Hunter on Tuesday launched the Signal, the first ceiling fan on the market with support for Apple's HomeKit platform.


Apple expands carrier billing availability with rollout in Taiwan and Switzerland [u]

08/16/2016, 01:08 am

Apple on Tuesday launched a new carrier billing options in Taiwan and Switzerland that lets users charge iTunes purchases directly to their monthly cellphone bill.


Rumor: Apple's 'iPhone 7' to offer improved fast-charge support

08/15/2016, 05:08 pm

One way Apple will aim to keep the "iPhone 7" competitive is the addition of new fast-charge technology, according to one rumor.


Apple CarPlay coming to higher-end models of Honda's 2017 Civic Hatchback

08/15/2016, 03:08 pm

Honda on Monday announced that when it launches in North America this fall, the 2017 Civic Hatchback will support Apple CarPlay and Android Auto -- though only on higher-end trims.


Questionable photos of space black 'iPhone 7 Plus' appear online

08/15/2016, 10:08 am

New photos of an alleged "iPhone 7 Plus" emerged over the weekend, but may be of a mockup instead, given past images from the same source.


Microsoft updates Office apps to allow on-screen sketching for iPhone

08/15/2016, 09:08 am

Over half a year after adding Apple Pencil support to Office for the iPad Pro, Microsoft on Monday added a similar feature for written annotations to the suite's core iPhone apps.


Alleged 'iPhone 7' schematics hint at mic instead of second speaker

08/12/2016, 12:08 pm

Although Apple's 4.7-inch "iPhone 7" may replace a 3.5mm headphone jack with a second speaker grill, that grill may not actually have a speaker behind it, according to leaked schematics posted on Friday.


Iran to reportedly allow iPhone imports to cope with rampant smuggling problem

08/11/2016, 05:08 pm

The Iranian government is working to allow iPhone imports in a bid to stem a growing smuggling problem in the country, reports said on Thursday.


Siri joking with users in response to some Pokemon Go queries

08/11/2016, 05:08 pm

Apple has updated the Siri response database with some light-hearted remarks for users asking about the wildly popular Pokémon Go mobile game.


Logitech debuts Pop Home Switch for simplified smarthome control

08/11/2016, 01:08 pm

Logitech on Thursday announced the Pop Home Switch, a deliberately simple control for multiple home automation platforms, albeit with the exception of Apple's HomeKit.


Patent filing hints at Apple's future in consumer-driven healthcare monitoring

08/11/2016, 12:08 pm

A new Apple patent filing for an electrocardiogram device suitable for consumer use reinforces the company's continued moves into the healthcare monitoring business.


Apple's US & European iPhone sales grow despite global setbacks

08/11/2016, 12:08 pm

Apple managed to grow its iPhone sales in the U.S. and the big five European markets during the June quarter, in spite of a global decline in shipments, according to new research data.


Latest pics show alleged 'iPhone 7' in space black, 'Plus' models with & without Smart Connector

08/11/2016, 11:08 am

A trio of new images claim to show Apple's next-generation iPhone in three different colors, including a dark shade of space black. In addition, photos of larger 5.5-inch models depict versions with and without a magnetic Smart Connector.


New 'iPhone 7' photos show off alleged case design, hint at pressure-sensitive home button

08/11/2016, 10:08 am

New photos of "iPhone 7" parts from different sources may back expectations about the phone's casing, as well as the absence of a physical button on the product, likely to ship next month.


Oops: Microsoft leaks its Golden Key, unlocking Windows Secure Boot and exposing the danger of backdoors

08/10/2016, 04:08 pm

Microsoft has demonstrated why the FBI's desire for "Golden Key" backdoors allowing "good guys" to bypass security is such a bad idea: it inadvertently released its own keys to Windows tablets, phones, HoloLens and other devices using UEFI Secure Boot.


Rumor: 'A10' CPUs destined for Apple's 'iPhone 7' surface in new pics

08/10/2016, 12:08 pm

With the announcement of Apple's next-generation iPhone said to be less than a month away, suppliers are undoubtedly gearing up for a massive product launch, and new pictures claim to show the "A10" chip that could power the "iPhone 7."