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Topic: iPhone

Hands on: Procreate Pocket 3 brings art app's iPad features to iPhone

05/13/2019, 06:05 am

The iPhone version of illustration and art app Procreate adds typography features, animated GIFs plus warping and distortion tools. There's also the iPad version's QuickMenu feature that means you spend less time tapping on controls.

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New photos show 'beta' Apple Card with NFC-enabled packaging

05/12/2019, 05:05 pm

Newly-published photos are said to show one of the first physical Apple Cards, including its special packaging for quick iPhone pairing.

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Editorial: Can Apple News+ kill 'fake news' and save journalism?

05/12/2019, 11:05 am

Apple's News+ subscription service threatens to kill the open web's surveillance advertising clickbait model of fake news engagement to save journalism. Why would Apple want or care to do that? Here's a look.

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Comparing Apple's iPhone XR versus Google's Pixel 3a XL

05/12/2019, 11:05 am

Google I/O 2019 saw Google introduce a pair of mid-range Android-based smartphones, the Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL. We wanted to compare it to Apple's more affordable iPhone XR, and see how well Google's newest mid-range device can compete with Apple's iPhone XR.

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iPhone in plant catches accused predator, SWAT team busts iPhone thieves on the Apple crime blotter

05/12/2019, 09:05 am

Apple Store thefts lead to police car crash, a SWAT team raid, and famous rapper smashes an iPhone while another has his stolen while he's in jail, all on the Apple crime roundup.

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Apple to add green and lavender to next-gen iPhone XR color palette, report says

05/10/2019, 11:05 pm

A report out of Asia on Saturday claims Apple's next-generation 6.1-inch LCD iPhone model, slated to succeed the current iPhone XR, will come in six color options including new green and lavender hues.

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Apple's latest iPhone privacy ad touts iMessage encryption

05/10/2019, 08:05 pm

Apple on Friday published a third installment to an ad series focusing on iPhone privacy, with the latest commercial throwing a spotlight on the company's end-to-end encrypted iMessage platform.

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Group FaceTime iOS 12.1 eavesdropping bug lawsuit is dismissed

05/10/2019, 03:05 pm

A U.S. District Court in Houston has granted Apple's request to dismiss a lawsuit over a Group FaceTime bug in iOS 12.1, which at launch allowed third parties to eavesdrop on conversations.

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Chinese iPhone decline slowed in April, buoyed by local smartphone demand

05/10/2019, 11:05 am

The decline of Chinese iPhone sales slowed in the month of April, UBS said in a Friday investor memo, but that may have been because of improvements in overall smartphone demand in the country.

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TSMC enters mass production of 'A13' chips in preparation for 2019 iPhone launch

05/10/2019, 10:05 am

Apple chip partner Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co has commenced production of the next iPhone System-on-Chip, the Apple-designed "A13," one that is thought to start mass production in May ahead of the annual iPhone refresh in September.

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Moving Apple's assembly out of China to avoid tariffs will take 'multiple years,' analyst warns

05/10/2019, 10:05 am

If Apple is indeed hit by proposed U.S. tariffs on Chinese imports, it could take the company "multiple years" to move assembly outside of China, according to a Morgan Stanley investor memo.

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Questionable report claims iPhone SE, iPhone 6, iPhone 5s won't support iOS 13

05/10/2019, 07:05 am

The next major version of iOS won't work with the iPhone SE, the iPhone 6, nor older models, a supposed list of devices compatible with iOS 13 claims, but while two models of iPad apparently won't be supported with the release, the sixth generation iPod touch will receive the operating system update.

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Apple shipped 4.5M iPhone XRs in North America last quarter, estimates say

05/09/2019, 05:05 pm

The iPhone XR was easily the most popular smartphone in North America during the March quarter, with shipments of about 4.5 million, according to Canalys research estimates.

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60 percent of US gamers play on iPhones and other smartphones, industry group says

05/09/2019, 10:05 am

A majority of American adults play games, and of those, 60 percent spend some or all of their play time on smartphones, according to the industry's Entertainment Software Association.

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Editorial: With sales falling backward, Google's Pixel 3a takes a desperate step into cheap commodity

05/09/2019, 09:05 am

When Google decided to stop rebranding its partners' Androids as Nexus models and launched its own Pixel phones three years ago, it targeted the camera as its best hope for standing out in a crowded, competitive smartphone market. That strategy failed in 2016, 2017, and in 2018. This year, Pixel 3 sales actually fell. Now, Google is back with a Nexus-priced phone in a market being devastated by even cheaper commodity.

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Apple could make iPhone's TrueDepth camera cheaper using liquid crystal tech

05/09/2019, 09:05 am

Light-emitting elements on Apple devices like the flood illuminator and dot projectors of the iPhone's TrueDepth camera system could benefit from a new diffuser system in the future, one that could switch between different modes by using the same technology that drives liquid crystal displays.

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China's smartphone market picking back up, says Apple supplier Dialog

05/09/2019, 09:05 am

The CEO of Apple power chip supplier Dialog Semiconductor sounded a positive note on the Chinese smartphone market on Thursday, though whether or not Apple will benefit remains to be seen.

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Render of '2019 iPhone' case highlights square rear camera bump

05/09/2019, 07:05 am

Another new render for what is speculated to be the 2019 iPhone has been produced, this time showing what a supposed case for the unannounced flagship smartphone could look like, complete with space to fit the square camera bump.

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Proposed US bill would ban loot boxes in Mac & iOS games for players under 18

05/08/2019, 02:05 pm

A bill proposed by U.S. Republican Senator Josh Hawley of Missouri would prohibit game developers from selling loot boxes in Mac, iPhone, and iPad games played by people under 18.

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Bird launches iPhone-connected Bird One scooter for fleets & personal ownership

05/08/2019, 09:05 am

Bird on Wednesday announced the Bird One, an iPhone-connected scooter meant for both its sharing service and personal ownership.

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