Posts tagged with: Apple

Founded in 1976 by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak, Apple is the most valuable tech company in the World. Apple started as a computer company but today it has become one of the largest smartphone producing companies in the world. Other than iPhone, Apple is well known for its products such as iPods, iPad, iTunes, and Macs. The company's latest smartphone was iPhone 4, that is widely praised for its hardware as well as software. Apple's portable devices are powered by iOS mobile operating system. Read our Apple coverage for the latest iPhone news, reviews and videos:

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    As tired as Apple can get this season for keeping its update pace quite high for the public betas of iOS 10 and macOS and the developer betas of the whole kit and kaboodle, it's important to keep in mind that the software engineers in Cupertino are juggling so many balls at once. Recent stories have made that apparent like Barbara Streisand requesting to Tim Cook that Siri pronounce her name correctly. There was also that patch for three major vulnerabilities from a malware creator serving governments called NSO Group. And don't forget about Apple's wannabe Snapchat project and all of its ...

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    Apple Music might have been the first and brightest service enterprise that Infinite Loop has undertaken in a while, but if what's being said by insiders is true, Apple could be making a competing app to Snapchat and Instagram from scratch. That's the word as told to Bloomberg. iPhones and iPads will get new software features in addition to the debut of the new app. Video messaging app Snapchat has 150 million daily active users who spend half an hour every day on it. Instagram, which recently launched a video timeline feature based on Snapchat's, also takes up a major chunk of time. ...

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    We've got a mega show for you this week, running down our favorite spoilers before we ship off to Berlin for IFA. We're getting a better look at what could be the LG V20,  and let's have a chat about Apple's responses to warranty issues... These stories plus answering questions from the Pocketnow mailbag! Make sure you're charged and ready for episode 215 of the Pocketnow Weekly! Watch the live video broadcast from 2:00pm Eastern on August 25th (click here for your local time), or check out the high-quality audio version right here. And don't forget to shoot your listener mail to ...

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    Verizon may want to take a page from EE’s playbook, as its UK-leading wireless service provider counterpart doesn’t seem to know the meaning of the expression “resting on one’s laurels.” In addition to not ruining the out-the-box Galaxy Note 7 user experience, EE today inaugurates a unique Apple Music offer to keep rivals O2, Vodafone, and 3 at bay. Both new and upgrading pay monthly iOS and Android customers are treated to six free months of Cupertino’s immensely popular audio streaming app, double the standard complimentary trial around the world. Only Australia’s Telstra ...

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    If you felt like speculation over the soon-to-be-unveiled new iPhones, dubbed 7 or 6SE, became just a wee bit repetitive and unexciting lately, you might be in for a long, monotonous year of rumors and gossip regarding the 2017 iGeneration. We get it, the iPhone 8, 7s, 7 or however Apple intends to call its first major redesign in 36 months is supposed to be a big deal. But we’ve already lost count of the credible source-based reports highlighting the same key prospective upgrades. All-glass build this, dual-curved OLED screen that, no more home button, etc., etc. Granted, Bloomberg ...

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    NSO Group is the reason why you should probably install iOS 9.3.5. Apple released the update today to address three previously unknown vulnerabilities that were exploited two weeks ago when spyware from the Israel-based organization targeted Ahmed Mansoor, a human rights activist hailing from the United Arab Emirates. "New secrets about torture of Emiratis in state prisons," a text read with a URL that may have represented The Emirates Foundation. Mansoor, who's been hacked by government agencies before, decided to put the message to Citizen Lab, a cybersecurity rights project of the ...

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    Apple's supply chain for the iPhone and other devices has been suffering as sales have slid over the past year. Worse yet, as Apple continues to demand lower prices for more labor and more products, we see companies trying to push back on the giant. It's still not enough for the people toiling at the factories, though, according to advocacy group China Labor Watch. CLW talked with employees inside parts supplier Pegatron and found hazardous working conditions, poor management of about 100,000 workers and cover-ups that have helped the company pass Apple's welfare inspection. Conditions ...

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    iOS 9.3 may have done Apple's software reliability in for this quarter, at least according to Blancco Technology Group. The firm has been tracking device failure rates for some time now and this is the first quarter where iOS fails outgrew Android ones. How badly? Proportionally to each side, iPhones had a 58 percent fail rate as compared to 35 percent for Android. Blancco blames this on tweaks made iOS 9.3.1 and x.2 as both caused "faster battery drain, random crashes, poor sound quality when taking Bluetooth calls and WiFi connectivity problems." 29 percent of all iOS failures were ...

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    Can't wait for the next iPhones to come out? Thinking of getting an iPhone 6s or 6s Plus but it's just too darn expensive? Don't want to settle for a refurb or pre-owned unit? T-Mobile has your number, but only if you've got another iPhone you can trade in. You can get a 16GB iPhone 6s for only $100 if you trade in an iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus or an iPhone 6s Plus for some reason. The price jumps to $350 if you give up an iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s or iPhone SE. For a 16GB iPhone 6s Plus, it's $100 for an iPhone 6 Plus swap, $200 for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s and $450 for all iPhone 5 ...

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    Samsung, delivering software at the speed of sound. Dull, throbbing noise through thick layers of foam and lead. Like, seriously, this would've been useful way before the time when you're about to launch the next iteration of your Gear S lineup. Great. It looks like Koreans are starting to pair up their Gear S2 and Gear Fit 2 wearables to their iPhones. It's part of a beta test of iOS compatibility that Samsung promised would happen for the S2 by mid-January. Well, lucky you, Verizon customers. You were the only ones that almost got it. But this program should spread it to everyone (we ...

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    While the expected iPhone 7/6SE upgrades and subtle design revisions may not feel compelling enough to prompt 6s or even 6 owners to switch to a “new” iOS handheld, some iFans no longer covered by a warranty probably don’t have a choice but to give up their old precious. Even if you took extra care of your almost two year-old iPhone 6 or 6 Plus, dodged “Bendgate” headaches and unwanted curves, and just generally played all your cards right, you might have still encountered a very serious issue. Dubbed Touch Disease by a group of experts who routinely deal with it professionally, ...

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    While all the 3.5mm headphone jack omission talks and controversies surrounding the next-gen iPhones, dubbed 7 or 6SE, are technically still hypotheticals, the odds of Apple deciding against the traditional audio connector removal at the eleventh hour can almost no longer be calculated. It’s more likely that Cupertino will eventually build an Android device, which is what Steve Wozniak famously (and half-jokingly) advised Tim Cook to do a couple of years back. Okay, let’s just say the two feel equally unrealistic at the moment. But the always outspoken, candid and frequently ...

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    While 2017 looks pretty much certain to be the road-opening year of sharper, not-necessarily-pricier OLED iPhones, the jury is still out on whether we’ll also see Apple adopt curved display technology manufactured by Samsung in 12 or 24 months. It remains unclear how many of next year’s iPhone 8 (7s?) configurations will be able to move away from LCD screens as well, and what kind of production rates Cupertino can realistically hope for with a sole OLED supplier most likely in its corner. Definitive answers to these very delicate questions are obviously impossible to formulate in the ...

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    Trying to break into a competitive space dominated by Apple and Spotify, and also including respected veterans or tech giants like Deezer, Google, Pandora or Tidal, doesn’t make much sense for Amazon, unless Jeff Bezos can think of a unique marketing angle for music streaming addicts. Affordability of course remains one of the best and safest sales pitches around, regardless of exactly what you’re commercializing. Tablets, smartphones, voice-enabled wireless speakers, as well as software products of all sorts have better odds of succeeding when priced aggressively enough. Now, how does ...

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    Barbara Streisand is a woman on a mission. At 74, not only does she continue to sing her heart out, — her latest album, Encore: Movie Partners Sing Broadway, shows her chords off with the likes of Jamie Foxx, Melissa McCarthy and Anne Hathaway — she demands that automatons pronounce her name correctly. Streisand. That "sand" part is not "zand". It's "beach sand" sand. Sure, Google pronounces her name correctly, but to many iOS users on their iPhones and iPads (and soon on their Macs), she is Tony Award-winning vocalist Barbara Streizand. Well, until September 30th. Where else but on ...

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    We’ve said it a number of times in the recent and not-so-recent past, and we’ll say it again as often as we get the chance. While the US remains an important market for any smartphone manufacturer, be it veteran or rookie, seeking global relevance, China and especially India can even more easily make or break an OEM’s ambitions. That’s because there’s still room for growth in the country so adamantly opposed to refurbished iPhones, which appeared to reach a saturation point this beginning of the year, quickly bouncing back between April and June, according to the International ...

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    Many are still debating if the best idea is to get a brand new Samsung Galaxy Note 7, or to consider the larger iPhone 6s Plus. The thing is, these two devices could not be more different. They actually serve very different types of users, where one is looking for more capabilities, while the other just wants a larger iPhone. One one hand we have the latest iteration of the lineup that created the phablet category, and on the other we have the iPhone that grew up to compete. Deciding on which is a better buy is actually less complicated than you think, so watch our full comparison to ...

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    Number two ride-hailing app Lyft has been looking to better compete with top dog Uber while fending off newer transit startups like Bridj. And so, after nine funding rounds and a company valuation of $5.5 billion, it went to look for an owner. Would General Motors increase its investment of Lyft to a controlling stake? Nope. According to Recode's sources, it didn't make a bid. The company shopped itself out to Alphabet, Amazon, Microsoft and even Apple for $9 billion before cutting down that price. As Uber is divesting from its service in China, it now has incentive to hit Lyft hard back ...

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    With several Asian parts manufacturers heavily reliant on Apple's business for sales revenue and a downward trend in sales for the iPhone set to continue for at least the next three months, we may either see Infinite Loop harvesting reduced product margins or the end of the standard $649 iPhone. Digitimes is reporting that manufacturers are refusing to cater to Apple's requests for lower lot prices. The company has been asking parts makers for up to a 20 percent discount as general iPhone unit sales fell 15 percent last quarter compared with last year and orders came in some 30 percent ...

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    Possibly the most significant hardware upgrade of the upcoming 5.5-inch iPhone 7 Plus (not Pro, not 6SE) has stopped being a secret a long, long time ago. Countless renders and live pics initially starring dummy units and mockups, and ultimately actual device prototypes, as well as recent video material shows the subtly redesigned iPhablet featuring a brand-new, trend-following dual rear-facing camera. But what about the smaller, likely lower-end and considerably cheaper iPhone 7? It’s also not a big mystery that a more conventional single snapper with a larger lens shall grace the back ...

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    Although it’s almost two whole years old, which is an age that sees many mobile devices retire somewhere quiet and sunny, the iPhone 6 Plus still has everything it needs to remain in the spotlight (not to mention darn expensive), even after the 7-series launch next month. Its iconic design will go largely unchanged, the Full HD 5.5-inch LCD screen may need to wait another year for a significant upgrade, the battery life has no big enhancement in sight, and iOS 10 should arrive as soon as it does for the 6s Plus. Sure, the Apple A8 processor and 8/1.2MP cameras are a little outdated, with ...

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    The success of a first-generation product can be characterized by the hype that's built around a sequel. That's been the case for the Apple Watch as we've been itching to get our wrists inside of the band of an Apple Watch 2. One thing that we may not look forward to after much rumination, though, is cell connectivity. According to Bloomberg's sources, existing data chips are sapping too much battery for Apple to consider them feasible for consumer use. An Apple Watch without 3G or LTE is not good news for carriers to latch on — they've been stocking the Samsung Gear S2 for a while to ...

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    Intel might be off of its own struggling horses for mobile. With 10nm ARM-based chips on the way, LG will be happy to buy up some of the legacy chipmaker's new products soon. But Tawian Semiconductor Manufacturing Company could be facing some competition if Intel's chipsets are proven to be good enough and catch Apple's eye. Analysts are pointing to Intel getting a share of the modem orders for the upcoming iPhone as a good indicator that if the company can bring a good ARM SoC to play, Apple may hire it to make its chips — slightly different than ARM's designs. Intel still has catching ...

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    If you thought “Chipgate” was bad, wait until you see how iFans react to a prospective “Displaygate” next year. Granted, it’s way too early to have any guarantees regarding the 2017 iPhone, which could be branded 7s, 8 or even 7 if Apple decides to go with a convoluted but fitting 6SE moniker for this fall’s generation. It’s widely believed the iPhone 8 (let’s call it that for convenience purposes at the moment) will finally turn over an all-new leaf as far as external appearance goes, with glass everywhere, minimal screen bezels, and a long overdue LCD to OLED technology ...

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    Fresh rumors? At this point, nothing about the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, which will apparently be called exactly that after all, is really fresh anymore. Every “new” speculative report confirms, reiterates, nuances or flat-out contradicts previously relayed intel or gossip, and as irritating as it may feel, we’re left going round in circles until Apple puts us out of our misery with a formal announcement in a few weeks. Notoriously hit-and-miss “industry sources” quoted by Digitimes today send us on a short time travel back to January, then early June, and late June as well, echoing ...

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