Apple might move back to metal for one iPhone 9 model

Apple might move back to metal for one iPhone 9 model

The iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X all have glass backs, having moved away from the metal rears of past generations, but according to a source at least one of 2018’s models might switch back to a metal rear. Speaking to Nikkei, the source, who’s apparently “privy to the company’s product designs”, said that Apple will launch a 6.1-inch LCD phone that will “probably” have a metal back available in several colors.

Qualcomm claims Apple shared its trade secrets with Intel in new lawsuit

Qualcomm claims Apple shared its trade secrets with Intel in new lawsuit

  The ongoing, worldwidelegalwar between Qualcomm and Apple definitely isn’t stopping anytime soon. Today the chip producer has filed a new lawsuit against the iPhone maker, and this one could be quite bad for Apple if Qualcomm’s allegations are proved truthful. Qualcomm says Apple “exercised its commercial leverage” to demand “unprecedented access” to its “very valuable and highly confidential software, including source code”. We’re talking modem firmware, by the way – Apple has been buying mobile data modems from Qualcomm for years. With the iPhone 7, however, the company has also started to use Intel modems for some batches. Apple iPhone X…

Apple releases iOS 11.1, watchOS 4.1, macOS High Sierra 10.13.1, and tvOS 11.1

Apple releases iOS 11.1, watchOS 4.1, macOS High Sierra 10.13.1, and tvOS 11.1

After a few weeks of beta testing, Apple has finalized iOS 11.1 and made it available today for supported devices. This release doesn’t bring huge new features compared to iOS 11, which debuted last month, but that doesn’t mean you should ignore it. Headlining iOS 11.1 are over 70 new emoji, including new food types, animals, mythical creatures, clothing options, more expressive smiley faces, and gender-neutral characters.

Amazon Great Indian Festival sale: best deals on Kindle and Apple products

Amazon Great Indian Festival sale: best deals on Kindle and Apple products

Apart from some very good deals on smartphones in Amazon’s Great Indian Festival sale 2017, the e-commerce giant is offering some good discounts on other products as well. There are good deals available on Kindle and some Apple products as well. The sale has started today at 12 AM and will last up to August 12. However, some deals may run out before the last day, so it may be best to grab them when they’re available. In this post,

Apple TV 4K

Apple TV 4K

If you’re new to the world of streaming boxes – as many people are – and have bought a slightly-too-fancy-but-go-on-it’s-a-treat 4K HDR TV recently, the new Apple TV 4K is an excellent thing to place under your new set. Because that’s arguably the only reason you’d buy this ultra-connected TV box, with the previous Apple TV from 2015 offering a lot of the same functionality but shorn of the powerful 4K and HDR images the

Apple hints that iPhone 8 will launch in September

Apple hints that iPhone 8 will launch in September

Apple CEO Tim Cook just gave us the strongest sign that the iPhone 8 release date will indeed happen in September. Today’s earnings call by the Cupertino company forecasts a strong quarter spanning July 1 through the end of September. That’s the best sign iPhone 8 won’t be late. Apple projects revenue will be between $49 billion and $52 billion, according to the company’s fiscal 2017 guidance, higher

Apple beats expectations in Q3, has sold over 1.2 billion iPhones in 10 years

Apple beats expectations in Q3, has sold over 1.2 billion iPhones in 10 years

Apple posted iys results for the third quarter of this year, beating Wall Street expectations and sending the stock up 6% in after-hours trading. Revenue for the quarter grew 7%, earnings went up 17%. The Services division hit an all-time high revenue, Tim Cook says that the division alone could be a Fortune 100 company.   Average selling prices of Apple devices Also, iPads have bounced

Apple HomePod

Apple HomePod

Apple HomePod is the smart speaker that wants to be at the center of your home audio experience, and that’s great news for iPhone and iPad users. We got a chance to see the HomePod immediately after Apple’s WWDC keynote in San Jose, but we weren’t allowed to touch it. In fact, we couldn’t even touch the pristine white table it sat on, and trying to activate it with ‘Hey, Siri’ didn’t

Apple TV

Apple TV

Update: Apple TV is having some real problems with its latest software update, tvOS 10.2. Many are reporting that the new update is breaking AirPlay support on third-party apps like Airfoil that allows Mac or Windows users to stream any audio source. If it existed in a bubble, Apple TV would be a stellar product. It offers a steady improvement over its three-year-stagnant predecessor – a device built for the then revolutionary new

Apple Pays is the most popular mobile payment method in the US

Apple Pays is the most popular mobile payment method in the US

Theres no denying that when Apple does something, it usually sticks around, and Apple becomes associated with it. The best example of this is the mobile payment business: While Apple was not the first one to provide a widely available mobile-payment service in the US, it is certainly the most popular one these days. Boston Retail Partners surveyed more than 500 of the top North American retailers about mobile payment services and

Apple developing low-power ARM chip for the Mac

Apple developing low-power ARM chip for the Mac

Apple is currently working on an ARM-powered chipset for its Mac, according to sources at Bloomberg, The new chipset will run alongside the existing Intel processors to handle low-power tasks. According to Bloomberg, the new chipset will handle tasks such as Power Nap, a feature of macOS that allows the computer to perform tasks such as checking for emails and software updates when the computer is sleeping. Relegating

Apple’s share of worldwide smartwatch market last year was nearly 50%

Apple’s share of worldwide smartwatch market last year was nearly 50%

Apple claimed nearly 50% share (49% to be precise) of the worldwide smartwatch market last year, according to a new report from research firm Canalys. Fitbit and Samsung came in at second and third position with 17% and 15%. Talking about the last quarter, the report notes that Q4 2016 was the best quarter for the Apple Watch so far – of the total 9 million smartwatches that were shipped in the quarter, shipments

Apple iPhone 7 Plus review: Time-saver edition

Apple iPhone 7 Plus review: Time-saver edition

  AppleiOSTime-saver IntroductionThe iPhone 7 Plus hardly needs an introduction. Apple’s latest always get the attention no matter how much or how little the company has changed. An aura of controversy has always been part of Apple’s marketing and some might argue that the polarized opinions actually work in their favor.Compared to its predecessor, the iPhone 7 Plus comes with a more refined design, it packs even more processing power, and ups the game with a new dual-camera setup on the back. And while the 7+ isn’t the first to slap two snappers next to each other, it is the first to…

iOS 10.2 beta with Unicode 9.0 emoji set

iOS 10.2 beta with Unicode 9.0 emoji set

Apple released a new beta of iOS 10.1 to developers yesterday. It features a bunch of additions and improvements, but probably the biggest one for most users is going to be the new emoji. For starters, iOS finally added support for the Unicode 9.0 emoji set. This includes some new emoji, such as shrug, facepalm, rolling on the floor laughing, selfie, bacon, and a whole bunch of other food and animal emoji. Apple

Apple wireless AirPods announced for $159

Apple wireless AirPods announced for $159

The previously leaked Apple AirPods have been officially announced at the company’s big event today. They are truly wireless earbuds, following in the footsteps of only a handful of other such products – things such as the Bragi Dash, Earin, Samsung Gear IconX, as well as the recently unveiled Jabra Elite Sport and Bragi The Headphone. Like all of those earbuds, the AirPods come with absolutely no wires, not

iPhone 7 headphone jack: why did Apple drop it?

iPhone 7 headphone jack: why did Apple drop it?

iPhone 7 headphone jack: why did Apple drop it? Apple has now officially unveiled the iPhone 7, and despite all the petitions, complaints and furious customers, the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus have arrived without a headphone jack. From bendgate to bugs, Apple is no stranger to criticism and controversy, but the iPhone 7 is proving to be one of the company’s most controversial handsets yet, all thanks to this one feature,

Apple Watch Series 2

Apple Watch Series 2

In addition to announcing the new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus today, Apple introduced Apple Watch Series 2. Like all first-generation products, the original Apple Watch had some serious shortcomings. First, without cellular connectivity or even GPS, the Apple Watch could not stray beyond the Wi-Fi range of an iPhone without losing much of its functionality. The second

Apple iPhone 7 pricing and availability, pre-order on September 9

Apple iPhone 7 pricing and availability, pre-order on September 9

If you have been living under a rock, you wouldnt know that the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus were just announced at Apples main event in San Fransisco. Among the slew of things announced today like the Apple AirPods, Apple Watch Series 2, and the various App and Game cameos, the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus made their grand entrances. As far as pricing goes, the iPhone models will start with 32GB of storage. The iPhone 7 and 7 Plus will be available

Apple Watch 2 release date, news and rumors

Apple Watch 2 release date, news and rumors

Apple Watch 2 release date, news and rumors Update: The Apple Watch 2 release date announcement is this week, according to all of the rumors, and it’ll debut at the iPhone 7 launch event. Here’s the news so far. You really want the Apple Watch 2 for all of this new features, especially after holding out on the current Apple Watch, or maybe you got that one too and are already searching for a smartwatch upgrade.