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Topic: iPhone

Netflix enables downloads of select content for offline viewing on iOS, Android

11/30/2016, 09:11 am

Netflix has deployed the ability to download select TV shows and movies from its catalog, with most of the initial offerings coming from the company's unique programming.

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Facebook launches Instant Games on Messenger for iOS, Android & Web

11/29/2016, 04:11 pm

Facebook on Tuesday launched Instant Games, a series of titles that can be played in the Messenger iOS and Android apps, or through the company's website.

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Supply chain data suggests Apple slightly cutting iPhone 7 orders, endangering growth forecasts

11/29/2016, 03:11 pm

A new supply chain report suggest that Apple may be reigning in build orders for iPhone 7 family of devices, potentially putting some year-over-year growth projections in danger.

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Second Samsung appeal bid on $119.6 million iPhone slide-to-unlock patent verdict denied

11/29/2016, 11:11 am

The U.S. Court of Appeals has denied Samsung's bid for a second re-hearing of the storied 2014 patent trial with apple, covering auto-correct, quick links, and slide-to-unlock, and is now on the hook for the $119.6 million ruling.

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All-new OLED 'iPhone 8,' glass-backed 4.7" model expected to drive Apple sales to 'unprecedented' highs

11/29/2016, 08:11 am

iPhone sales in the second half of 2017 could reach a massive 150 million units, as Apple suppliers are gearing up for a massive upgrade cycle set to outperform the iPhone 6 series, based on pent-up demand for new designs and new technology, like wireless charging.

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Apple killing it in India: grabs first place with 66% of premium phone sales

11/28/2016, 03:11 pm

Apple crushed Samsung in the emerging market for premium smartphones in India during October, taking a leading 66 percent share of sales. Samsung's second place accounted for 23 percent of sales from Galaxy S7 and similar phones, while Google--which has made the subcontinent a focus--took 10 percent of sales. Only 1 percent was attributed to other makers.

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CNN buys Casey Neistat's Beme video-sharing app, plans major new business

11/28/2016, 09:11 am

CNN has reportedly acquired Beme, the video-sharing app co-founded by YouTube celebrity Casey Neistat -- with plans to turn it into a much bigger project.

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Apple asks OLED suppliers to increase output in anticipation of curved 'iPhone 8' in 2017

11/28/2016, 09:11 am

Apple is said to be exploring more than 10 potential prototype models in anticipation of next year's 10th anniversary of the iPhone, with the company eyeing an OLED-display curved "iPhone 8" for launch in 2017.

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Verizon offers 'free' iPhone 7 with trade-in as part of Black Friday deals

11/23/2016, 04:11 pm

Looking to match T-Mobile, Verizon on Wednesday announced its own Black Friday deals, including a nearly identical trade-in offer letting people get a "free" iPhone 7 or 7 Plus.

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Apple, TSMC reportedly ramping up 10nm chip mass production for use in future iPhones

11/23/2016, 02:11 pm

Reports from China suggest that the major chip fabricators are all readying mass production of 10nm process processors, including Apple's manufacturing partner TSMC for multiple companies.

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Man recovers working iPhone 4 from bottom of Pennsylvania lake

11/23/2016, 02:11 pm

Thanks to an unusual set of circumstances, a Pennsylvania man is reportedly having a lost iPhone 4 returned to him in working condition, despite losing it at the bottom of a lake in March 2015.

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Samsung races to match Apple's iPhone 7 with new glossy black Galaxy S7

11/23/2016, 09:11 am

As it did with gold and rose gold handsets before, Samsung is said to be preparing to launch a glossy black version of the Galaxy S7, mimicking the Jet Black color available for Apple's iPhone 7.

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2017 4.7" LCD 'iPhone 7s' predicted to become Apple's new mid-range affordable handset

11/23/2016, 09:11 am

With Apple expected to launch three new iPhone models next year, a new report suggests the company could slash prices on the 4.7- and 5.5-inch models with legacy LCD technology, allowing them to appeal to a new segment of consumers.

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All 2017 iPhones expected to feature wireless charging and glass casing

11/23/2016, 06:11 am

Recent rumors indicate Apple will employ a substantially glass chassis for its next-generation iPhone lineup, with most pundits chalking up the material change to aesthetics. New information from analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, however, suggests Apple is turning to a glass sandwich design to better facilitate wireless charging.

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US regulators ask smartphone makers to implement function-limited 'driver mode'

11/23/2016, 12:11 am

Federal auto safety regulators looking to cut down on smartphone-related accidents and fatalities are asking device manufacturers like Apple and Samsung to develop and include a so-called "driver mode" in their products, a function-limited operating configuration akin to existing airplane mode settings.

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Apple grabs record 91% share of global smartphone profits in Q3, analyst says

11/22/2016, 06:11 pm

According to the latest estimates from market research firm Strategy Analytics, Apple iPhone sales gobbled up 91 percent of worldwide smartphone profits during the third quarter of 2016, setting a new record.

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T-Mobile offers 'free' iPhone 7 with Black Friday trade-in promotion

11/22/2016, 04:11 pm

The U.S. branch of T-Mobile on Tuesday announced a series of Black Friday-related promotions, most notably letting people get a "free" 32-gigabyte iPhone 7 or 7 Plus with a qualifying trade-in.

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Circulating five-second video causes Apple iPhones to freeze

11/22/2016, 11:11 am

iPhone owners are cautioned to be careful about tapping unsolicited links as a new five-second MP4 video, currently being shared online, is causing devices to freeze not long after it's played.

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Pundits believe Apple's Jony Ive no longer involved in iPhone, Mac product design [u]

11/22/2016, 10:11 am

According to numerous reports said to be out of Apple headquarters, the company's Chief Design Officer Jony Ive hasn't contributing much to Apple's consumer goods design as of late, and has been more interested in architecture and similar projects for the last few years.

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Apple patents foldable iPhone with flexible display that can clip onto clothing

11/22/2016, 03:11 am

An Apple patent published Tuesday reveals the company has for years been actively investigating a hinged iPhone format, with designs calling for a flexible metal-backed OLED display capable of being folded in half.

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