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Topic: iPhone

Apple said to be unifying Find My Friends & Find My iPhone, developing Tile-style tracker

04/17/2019, 09:04 am

Apple is reportedly working to merge Find My Friends and Find My iPhone into a single app, and even compete with Tile by launching a new object-tracking tag.

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Editorial: The big loser in the Apple - Qualcomm settlement isn't Intel, it's Android

04/17/2019, 08:04 am

Without Apple buying its 5G modems in annual volumes greater than 200M units, Intel had little chance of staying afloat in competition with Qualcomm. However, the Open Handset Alliance of Android phone makers is the bigger casualty of the deal, because they're losing the strongest marketing point they've had to rival iPhones in ten years: exclusive access to Qualcomm's leading 5G modem chips.

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Apple looking at updated 4.7-inch iPhone based on iPhone 8 for spring 2020

04/17/2019, 07:04 am

A Taiwanese report claims that Apple may revive the iPhone 8 with updated internals early in 2020, but analysts are wary of the proposition.

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With AirPower dead, what does the future hold for Apple's wireless charging tech?

04/17/2019, 07:04 am

AirPower is dead. While that particular accessory will never see the light of day, there are technologies that were going to be shown off in the AirPower that can still be scavenged from the corpse -- and some limitations that Apple is now unshackled from, now that the AirPower is gone.

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Apple to integrate Qualcomm's 5G chips in iPhone by 2020, report says

04/16/2019, 06:04 pm

A surprise settlement in a years-long legal battle over licensing and patents has opened the door for Apple to adopt Qualcomm 5G modems, but the chips are not expected to reach iPhone until 2020.

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Apple, Qualcomm reach modem licensing deal to end 'no license, no chips' trial

04/16/2019, 03:04 pm

Apple and Qualcomm have hammered out a deal, concluding a high-stakes patent licensing trial scheduled to start on Tuesday before it even really began.

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TSMC's 6-nanometer process could be used in 'A14' chip in 2020 iPhone

04/16/2019, 10:04 am

Following its work on a 7-nanometer chip production process, TSMC has revealed it has created a 6-nanometer version that has the potential to be ready for mass production in time to make Apple-designed A-series chips destined for the 2020 iPhones.

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iPhone gaining US marketshare, slipping in China & Europe, say March-quarter numbers

04/16/2019, 08:04 am

While Apple's iPhone is increasingly ubiquitous in the U.S., the product's share is declining in urban China and the five major European markets, according to new research estimates.

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Police leveraging Google location data to cast wide dragnet for crime suspects

04/15/2019, 04:04 pm

Law enforcement agencies are taking advantage of Google's collection of location data generated by its iOS apps and Android devices to determine potential suspects of crimes, an investigation into the practice reveals, but the misuse of a database has led to innocent iPhone users being dragged into cases just from being relatively nearby to an area of interest.

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Editorial: An iPhone on a NBA bench isn't big-league sports' largest problem with technology

04/15/2019, 03:04 pm

The Philadelphia 76ers' Amir Johnson was caught on camera scrolling through his iPhone on the bench during Sunday's playoff game. The episode raises questions about sports, devices, and the workplace.

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TSMC will use updated 'N7 Pro' 7-nanometer process for 'A13' chip manufacturing

04/15/2019, 07:04 am

Apple's "A13" processor will use a 7-nanometer process for its production, but chip foundry TSMC is reportedly planning to use a different enhanced process to the current version it has come up with, named "N7 Pro."

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Foxconn confirms that mass production of the iPhone will begin in India soon

04/15/2019, 07:04 am

Foxconn CEO Terry Gou has positively affirmed that the company will start up its production lines for the iPhone in India, but which models will be built there isn't clear.

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Foxconn CEO Terry Gou stepping down later in 2019

04/15/2019, 06:04 am

Long-time Foxconn CEO Terry Gou has announced that he will step down from his post as the head of Apple's largest manufacturing partners.

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Editorial: How AirPods and Shortcuts shifted Apple's Siri story and blunted Amazon's Alexa Echo threat

04/14/2019, 07:04 am

Two years ago there was no shortage of media coverage imagining that Apple's entire hardware business was about to be eclipsed by a new voice-first world where Amazon's Alexa, Google's Assistant and perhaps even Microsoft Cortana would shift consumer and developer attention away from iPhone apps and toward stationary Internet-connected microphones running ambient "skills." Why didn't that actually happen?

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What to expect from the Apple versus Qualcomm 'no license, no chips' trial

04/13/2019, 10:04 am

After a year of maneuvering. Apple and Qualcomm are set to face off in Judge Gonzalo Curiel's courtroom starting on Tuesday afternoon. AppleInsider breaks down the developments of the last year, leading up to the trial.

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China iPhone sales stabilizing ahead of quarterly results, gaining on Huawei

04/12/2019, 01:04 pm

Apple's fortunes in China are slowly turning around, suggests Morgan Stanley, with a continuation of share growth for the iPhone user base in March taken as an indicator of better than expected results heading into Apple's upcoming quarterly financial results.

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Over $700 million in imports by Apple, Samsung & others held up by India e-waste authority

04/12/2019, 11:04 am

Apple and devices from other manufacturers are being prevented from being imported into India, with iPhone shipments piling up at customs after import permits were suspended over an alleged failure to follow e-waste regulations.

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Foxconn's assembly of iPhone X in India to start in July

04/12/2019, 08:04 am

Foxconn will be commencing commercial production of the iPhone X in India from July, according to a report, with manufacturing of the high-specification model following the iPhone SE, iPhone 6S, and iPhone 7 in being assembled for the local market to save on import fees.

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New lawsuit alleges patent infringement by all Wi-Fi-enabled Apple products

04/11/2019, 06:04 pm

A company called Red Rock Analytics in a new lawsuit charges that Apple is infringing a patent covering transceiver technology in Wi-Fi chips.

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Lower iPhone sales volumes & China troubles the new normal for Apple, says Credit Suisse

04/11/2019, 09:04 am

Initiating coverage on Apple, Credit Suisse says that the slowdown in sales of the iPhone is expected to continue throughout 2019, with the smartphone business said to be in a "difficult spot" due to longer device lifecycles and a loss of effectiveness of price rises on revenue.

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