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2020

Coronavirus to hit Android's hopes for 5G, folding screens the hardest

Thursday February 13, 2020

As Apple deals with interruption of the COVID-19 epidemic in China, its Android competitors face all the same issues; except that they make far less money and operate on much thinner margins across fragile shipment volumes.

Beijing Apple Stores reopening on Feb 14, rest remain closed

Thursday February 13, 2020

Apple plans to reopen some of its Apple Stores in Beijing as the threat of the coronavirus continues to keep other locations closed.

Apple exploring HomeKit smart home update with device tracking, simple setup

Thursday February 13, 2020

Apple wants to expand the abilities of HomeKit by making it possible for devices to communicate with wall outlets, units which could potentially track the location of other HomeKit hardware, as well as potentially simplify the configuration of new HomeKit devices with others.

Apple suppliers gearing up for 'iPhone SE 2' production

Thursday February 13, 2020

Rumors continue to mount, suggesting that the "iPhone SE 2" may be close to release as manufacturers begin full production of device components.

Foxconn refutes report on China factory restart timeline

Wednesday February 12, 2020

Foxconn on Wednesday invalidated a report that claimed the company plans to reopen a significant portion of its Chinese production force in February, though the firm failed to set the record straight with an official timeline.

This Apple Watch deal offers up to $500 in savings ahead of Valentine's Day

Wednesday February 12, 2020

AT&T Wireless is offering shoppers an aggressive deal on the Apple Watch Series 5 (and Series 3) just in time for Valentine's Day.

Apple stops signing iOS 13.3 following release of iOS 13.3.1

Wednesday February 12, 2020

Following the release of iOS 13.3.1, Apple on Wednesday stopped signing code for iOS 13.3, effectively barring downgrades to the older operating system.

iPhone 11 Pro vs Samsung Galaxy S20 - $999 premium smartphones head-to-head

Wednesday February 12, 2020

Apple's iPhone 11 Pro and the Samsung Galaxy S20 are the lower-end gateways into super-premium smartphones, and the long-time competitors are pushing for bigger specs than ever to win over customers.

Essential sees no way to ship the Gem phone and is closing down

Wednesday February 12, 2020

Essential is never going to ship the Gem smartphone, and is ending support for the Essential Phone and Newton Mail as the company shuts down.

Mobile World Congress 2020 canceled due to coronavirus outbreak

Wednesday February 12, 2020

The GSM Association has decided to cancel this year's Mobile World Congress, citing the health and safety of the city of Barcelona and show attendees as a major concern.

Microsoft Project xCloud iOS testing starts with 'Halo: The Master Chief Collection'

Wednesday February 12, 2020

Microsoft's Project xCloud games streaming service is coming to the iPhone and iPad in a limited availability TestFlight preview.

Sonnet debuts SF3 Series Pro Dual-Slot Thunderbolt 3 Card Reader

Wednesday February 12, 2020

Sonnet aims to help digital image technicians, photographers, and videographers transfer their data quickly and securely with a brand new Thunderbolt 3 card reader for CFexpress 2.0 Type B and XQD Media.

'iPhone 12' production may fall behind schedule because of coronavirus

Wednesday February 12, 2020

Apple may be shifting production of the "iPhone SE 2" to Taiwan while "iPhone 12" production could slip behind schedule, according to questionable speculation from within the supply chain.

Microsoft's Surface Duo suffers a Face ID-style demo failure, nobody cares

Wednesday February 12, 2020

Microsoft's demo of its upcoming Surface Duo completely flopped during its developer day event yesterday, calling to mind Apple's embarrassment at the launch of iPhone X. Yet unlike the demo failure of Face ID in 2017, observers only briefly noted the issue in passing and instead focused on the unlikely potential for Microsoft to turn around its unbroken string of tablet flops over the last two decades. That's a big problem.

Review: Woolnut leather sleeves for iPad and Mac offer attractive, minimalist protection

Wednesday February 12, 2020

Taking all of that aluminum and glass in Apple's portables on the road can be daunting. Woolnut hopes to reduce those concerns, by covering your gear in a slim, leather sleeve.

How Apple is being affected by the coronavirus so far

Wednesday February 12, 2020

The coronavirus continues to spread through China, leaving many businesses and factories closed throughout affected areas. Here's how Apple and Foxconn have been impacted so far.

Rumor: Apple developing 'AirPods Pro Lite' headphone model

Wednesday February 12, 2020

A report outlining Apple's supply chain operations amid the ongoing coronavirus outbreak mentions the company is working on a new headphone product called "AirPod[s] Pro Lite," a potential low-cost version of AirPods Pro or a next-generation AirPods.

Foxconn looks to restart half of China production facilities by end of February

Tuesday February 11, 2020

Apple partner Foxconn is reportedly working to return its China-based production capabilities to half strength by the end of February, a move that would bring vital supply lines back to life after being shut down due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Mac malware outpaced Windows PCs threats for first time in 2019, report says

Tuesday February 11, 2020

According to a report from Malwarebytes on Tuesday, the number of malware threats detected on Mac endpoints outpaced those targeting Windows PCs for the first time in 2019, with adware accounting for a bulk of all detected threats.

Siri now answers your 2020 election questions

Tuesday February 11, 2020

Apple News is now handling readers' 2020 election questions in a new way -- with Siri.