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Topic: iPhone

Sales of iPhones down year-on-year despite popularity of iPhone XR in US

07/19/2019, 11:07 am

The iPhone XR was the best-selling smartphone in the United States in the second quarter, according to research from Kantar, but the share of iOS device sales seem to have slipped in both the US and major European markets while Android vendors enjoy growth during the same period.

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TSMC's 5-nanometer process may start with Apple 'A14' in early 2020

07/19/2019, 09:07 am

Apple could shift the 2020 A-series processor to a 5-nanometer production process, comments from TSMC CFO Lora Ho suggests, with a shift to mass production of the processor architecture node tipped to commence in the first half of 2020, spurred on by 5G smartphone demands.

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Hackintosh vs Mac Pro, 2019 iPhone dummy models, and more on the AppleInsider Podcast

07/19/2019, 08:07 am

This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, William and Victor talk about 2019 dummy iPhones, how cases get made, what's up with the slower SSD in 2019 MacBook Air, and whether you can make a Hackintosh that's faster than a Mac Pro.

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Review: IFROGZ's Airtime earbuds are sabotaged by unreliable connections

07/18/2019, 03:07 pm

IFROGZ's Airtime wireless earbuds do surprisingly well as a budget AirPods alternative, but flaky connectivity means you should probably turn elsewhere.

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Apple monitoring South Korean suppliers over Japanese trade war

07/18/2019, 09:07 am

Trade wars are continuing to prompt Apple to rethink some of its manufacturing and supply chain options, with the iPhone maker said to be examining the situation of an ongoing tiff between South Korea and Japan, one which could lead to Apple using China's BOE for future iPhone display panels.

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Raymond James upgrades Apple stock to $250 on 2020 iPhone promise

07/18/2019, 07:07 am

Apple's use of a 5G modem in the 2020 iPhone could trigger high sales for the smartphone generation, Raymond James suggested while upgrading their rating of Apple shares, but the firm is still concerned the 2019 cycle will be "the weakest in years."

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'Sky: Children of the Light' finally reaches worldwide audiences [u]

07/17/2019, 11:07 pm

Once a showcase title for the Apple TV, thatgamecompany's "Sky: Children of the Light" is now finally in wide release, including the U.S., though only for iPhones and iPads. [Updated with Apple TV delay]

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iPhone loyalty rates down to 8-year low, survey claims

07/17/2019, 10:07 pm

The loyalty of iPhone owners in the upgrade cycle outside of Apple's iPhone upgrade program has reportedly fallen to its lowest levels since 2011, benefiting Samsung, new survey data suggests.

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Newly discovered Bluetooth exploit tracks iOS, macOS devices

07/17/2019, 02:07 pm

Researchers have identified a flaw in the Bluetooth communication protocol that may expose iOS, macOS, and Microsoft users to device tracking.

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How Apple has tackled security leaks in iPhone and Mac factories

07/17/2019, 11:07 am

Six years ago, an employee at Jabil, one of Apple's suppliers, stole thousands of iPhone 5c casings from a factory in China, prior to the product being announced. Since then, Apple has upped its efforts to reduce theft and leaks from the factory floors.

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Don't use FaceApp if you want to keep the rights to your photos

07/17/2019, 09:07 am

FaceApp has added new age-based filters to their app, bringing it back into the public eye and back on to users' phones. However, if you want to keep your photos as your own, you probably shouldn't use the app.

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Apple to add Time of Flight 3D feature for 2020 iPhones

07/17/2019, 07:07 am

The iPhones launching in 2020 may feature a Time of Flight sensor, which helps determine distances between objects and the lens.

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YouTuber reveals 'iPhone 11' models, claims few changes

07/17/2019, 05:07 am

Long-time YouTuber Marques Brownlee has dummy models of all three 2019 iPhones, reportedly made to be sent to the manufacturers of protective cases.

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DOJ asks appeals court to pause enforcement of Qualcomm antitrust ruling

07/16/2019, 06:07 pm

The U.S. Justice Department on Tuesday asked a federal appeals court to temporarily halt enforcement of an antitrust ruling against Qualcomm, citing the necessity of the company in 5G networking, and support from both the Energy Department and Defense Department.

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Apple previews 'holding hands,' other emoji updates planned for this fall

07/16/2019, 05:07 pm

Using World Emoji Day as the excuse, Apple on Tuesday previewed some of the emoji it will be adding to iOS, iPadOS, watchOS, and macOS in supporting Unicode 12.0.

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Review: Moment's new bags are great for photographers & non-photographers alike

07/16/2019, 01:07 pm

Moment recently took the wraps off its new line of bags and we've been taking them with us on our mobile photo shoots to try them out. Here's what we thought.

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iOS 13 & iPadOS bug said to allow unauthenticated access to usernames & passwords

07/15/2019, 08:07 pm

A bug in the current iOS 13 and iPadOS betas reportedly allows people to bypass security and access usernames and passwords in the Settings app -- though in practice, the issue is a relatively minor threat.

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New House bill aims to make US more prominent in 5G space, combat China

07/15/2019, 06:07 pm

A new House bill proposed by Texas Republican Rep. Michael McCaul seeks to make the U.S. more prominent in 5G networking -- and specifically to deflect Chinese influence.

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NFL, NBA to tap into iPhone to boost fan experience in stadiums

07/14/2019, 06:07 pm

Major sports leagues have to rely on technologies to make fans engage more with the games, as well as to offer more revenue-generating opportunities, the commissioners of the NBA and NFL have advised at the Sun Valley conference, with iPhones used by fans in stadiums a possible trove of data for managing sales and the overall visitor experience.

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Are your iPhone or Apple Watch alarms not going off? Here's how to fix it

07/14/2019, 03:07 pm

If you've never had this problem, we're not surprised because it is really rare. However, we also envy you tremendously, because when you do get it, it is extraordinarily inconvenient. As yet, Apple has no fix for it -- but we do have a workaround.

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