A hidden asset on an Apple server that hosts iOS software update catalogs may confirm the full range of iPhones and iPads compatible with iOS 14, including devices as old as the iPhone 6s and the iPad mini 4.
The next major version of iOS will be supported on all devices capable of running iOS 13. In contrast, two models of iPad will not support the shift to iPadOS 14, according to a source with a dubious track record.
Apple assembly partner Wistron is increasing its production capacity in India, ramping up productivity for its third plant in the country after an initial trial by the firm, with iPhones thought to be the main produce from the newest operation.
Apple is promoting its production of a number of iPhone models in India, with the start of a new marketing campaign for the iPhone 6S in the region sold with the tagline "Now made in India," in reference to the government's initiative to encourage local manufacturing.
Apple will stop selling the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in India, senior industry executives claim, as part of a strategy to reinforce the iPhone's premium image, a move that also aims to increase the price of iPhones sold in the market and to change where it is being sold to consumers.
While Apple's shipments in the Japanese smartphone market dipped 10.5 percent year-over-year in the December quarter, the iPhone still enjoys overwhelming popularity there, according to new research data.
Qualcomm has won a preliminary order in a Chinese court banning the import and sale of iPhones with older versions of iOS installed out-of-the-box, over software patents that Apple was found to have violated in iOS 11.
This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, Victor and Andrew O'Hara discuss the new 2018 iPhone rumors, iPhone 6s production in India, and Foxconn's factory in Wisconsin. We also give a preview about some multi-room speaker systems Andrew is reviewing.
Apple has reportedly started commercial production of a second iPhone in India, with a Wistron facility manufacturing the iPhone 6s for sale in the region alongside the iPhone SE, a move that will help Apple avoid import duties for the second India-produced model.
Apple production partner Wistron has successfully received approval to develop more land in India to fuel expansion for its manufacturing efforts, a move that could lead to the firm producing the iPhone 6s in the region in the future.
A video posted to YouTube over the weekend compares the operating performance of an iPhone 6s before and after its battery is replaced, demonstrating in real time the nominal gains users can expect to see when a device is no longer software throttled.
Italy's antitrust organization has launched a probe investigating allegations that Apple and Samsung use software updates not as a tool to secure or expand upon smartphone capabilities, but to speed up the aging process and force users to buy new phones.