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Topic: iPhone

Shanghai consumer agency reports spontaneous iPhone 6 fires, Apple refutes claim

12/06/2016, 03:12 pm

With a battery repair program already in place, Apple is under more fire from consumer protection agencies in Shanghai, with eight claims of iPhone 6 fires -- but Apple blames external damage for the problem after inspection of the afflicted devices.

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Apple adds four more providers to single sign-on support in iOS 10.2 & tvOS 10.1 [u]

12/06/2016, 03:12 pm

Four additional TV providers have joined support for Apple's single sign-on feature in iOS 10.2 and tvOS 10.1, though a number of conspicuous gaps remain. [Updated with feature going live]

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Mophie launches Juice Pack Air cases for iPhone 7 & 7 Plus

12/06/2016, 01:12 pm

Mophie on Tuesday released versions of the Juice Pack Air for the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, in fact its first dedicated battery cases for Apple's current flagships.

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Google updates iPhone search app with changes intended to boost usage, customization

12/06/2016, 01:12 pm

Google has updated its stand-alone search app for iOS, and has shifted the focus of information presented to user away from a personal upcoming events feed, and towards a curated news and current events feed in an effort to boost user interaction with the app.

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Instagram introduces comment & profile control features, anonymous reporting for self-injury

12/06/2016, 12:12 pm

Facebook-owned Instagram on Tuesday announced several new options for comments and profiles, intended to create a friendlier atmosphere for the photo- and video-based social network.

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Supreme Court sides with Samsung over Apple, says payments shouldn't cover whole device profits [u]

12/06/2016, 10:12 am

In a unanimous decision, the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled in favor of Samsung in a long-running dispute with Apple, arguing that design patents can only cover components of a smartphone, and not the entire product. [Updated with Apple statement]

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Impending iOS update to help diagnose additional iPhone battery shutdowns

12/06/2016, 09:12 am

An imminent iOS update will help collect information about sudden iPhone shutdowns, specifically problems aren't limited to the iPhone 6s units Apple is currently offering battery replacements for, according to an updated support document posted on Tuesday.

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Apple's 'Romeo and Juliet' ad puts iPhone 7 Plus camera in focus

12/05/2016, 09:12 pm

Apple on Monday released its latest iPhone ad, a touching 30-second short highlighting the dual-camera system introduced with iPhone 7 Plus.

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Netflix top grossing iPhone app after enabling content downloads

12/05/2016, 08:12 pm

Less than a week after enabling downloads of select TV shows and movies for offline viewing, Netflix on Monday beat out popular games and rival streaming services to become the top-grossing iPhone title for the first time ever.

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Apple issues new public & developer iOS 10.2, macOS 10.12.2 betas, plus dev-only watchOS 3.1.1 beta

12/05/2016, 01:12 pm

Apple on Monday issued a sixth iOS 10.2 beta and a fifth macOS 10.12.2 beta to developers and public beta testers, as well as a fourth watchOS 3.1.1 developer beta, all of which include unspecified bug fixes and performance improvements.

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Netflix uses 'chunk' analysis on downloaded video to save space, retain quality on iPhone

12/05/2016, 11:12 am

On iOS devices, Netflix has broadened how it handles encoding videos for downloading, looking at a feature in short chunks, and making decisions on how each piece should best be handled.

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South Korean developers complain Apple's iOS app refund terms causing financial problems

12/05/2016, 10:12 am

Developers in South Korea are decrying the iOS App Store's refund policy, saying that they are spending an inordinate amount of time cracking down on customers who have claimed to need a refund for an app's purchase by minors, yet are still consuming resources.

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UK police turn to stealing in-use iPhones from suspects on the street, bypassing encryption

12/05/2016, 09:12 am

U.K. law enforcement has turned to legalized "street robbery" to avail themselves of suspected criminals' iPhones, snatching them after the owner unlocks them to prevent contents from being irretrievable by forensics teams.

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Apple switches App Store pricing to local currencies in 9 countries

12/02/2016, 01:12 pm

In nine markets, Apple will soon move to using local currencies on the App Store, according to an official notice to developers.

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Apple issues iOS 10.2 beta 5 to public & developers

12/02/2016, 01:12 pm

Apple on Friday released a fifth beta of iOS 10.2 to developers and public beta participants, its second update of the test software in just four days.

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Apple blames iPhone 6s battery problems on air exposure during manufacturing

12/02/2016, 12:12 pm

Elaborating on an unfolding issue with iPhone 6s shutdowns, Apple on Friday linked the problem to gaffes during the manufacturing process.

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UL safety testing shows 95 percent of counterfeit iPhone chargers lack safeguards, are unsafe

12/02/2016, 10:12 am

A commissioned report of 400 fake Apple chargers bought from all over the world found that 99 percent of them were unsafe, and didn't have sufficient safeguards to protect users and plugged-in devices.

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Taiwan indicts Foxconn manager on stealing & selling 5,700 iPhones

12/02/2016, 10:12 am

An ex-senior manager with Foxconn, Apple's main assembly partner, was reportedly indicted in Taiwan on Friday for stealing and selling some 5,700 iPhones in China.

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Consortium forms out of worries Apple could monopolize AMOLED supply with future iPhones

12/02/2016, 09:12 am

Several major Chinese smartphone vendors are forming a consortium with a supplier to invest in AMOLED production in 2017, mainly out of worries that Apple will end up monopolizing panel supplies with upcoming iPhones, according to reports.

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iHeartRadio steps into on-demand streaming with latest app updates

12/01/2016, 03:12 pm

Adding more competition to an already tough marketplace, iHeartRadio on Thursday released iOS and Android app updates allowing listeners to stream music on-demand with a paid subscription, thanks to a partnership with Napster.

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