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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    Tech vultures have circled their ears down on the new iPhones' speakers where a loud hissing or wooshing noise could be heard. Because there has to be a debacle about the iPhone every damn year. Stephen Hackett of the 512 Pixels podcast posted about the noise on his blog, saying that the hissing occurred as he was restoring data from iCloud to his iPhone 7 Plus. "After picking the device up from my desk, it was clear the sounds are coming from the back of the phone," Hackett said, "possibly from the CPU." The hissing seems worse as the internal silicon on the logic board loads down with ...

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    Apple removed the 3.5mm headphone jack from the iPhone 7. Why remove this standard port for connecting audio gear? Courage. Many people have made comments regarding the age of the phono jack. This is a connector which was originally developed in the late 1870's. This design is well over a century old, so certainly by now we should have a better way to send audio from a source to speakers right? Apple thinks they have the solution and it basically involved using the same data port the iPhone uses to sync and charge. Certainly this 21st century connection has to provide a higher quality ...

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    Juan was on the ground early in the morning to check out the crowd outside the Apple Store out in Pasadena California, and he was featured on almost every single news outlet in the greater LA metro area. iPhone launch days are always media events, and the folks at AT&T were kind enough to open a store early for us to play with the new iPhone 7 before our pre-ordered matte black phone arrived. Of course, today is not just a day to brag about being on TV, today is when we finally start playing with Cupertino's latest and greatest. The iPhone 7 won't shock anyone with its design, landing ...

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    The Eastern Texas District Court in Tyler, one infamous for its plentiful decisions in favor of large patent holding firms, has put another verdict in the win column for a subsidiary of Acacia Research Corp. A federal jury ruled that Apple has to pay the company $22.1 million for willfully infringing upon a patent related to cellular networks. Infinite Loop, the jury felt, failed to invalidate the patent concerned in its arguments. A finding of willful infringement allows the judge to increase the awarded damages to as much as triple the ruling. Acacia's patent portfolio comes from a bevy ...

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    The highest-profile battle over privacy and technology has not ended. In fact, it may have only just begun with a lawsuit filed by three news organizations against the FBI. You may recall that the agency wanted Apple to decrypt an iPhone 5c in the possession of Syed Rizwan Farook, one of the perpetrators of a mass shooting in San Bernardino, California, that killed 14 people and wounded 24 others. Farook and co-perpetrator, wife Tashfeen Malik, were killed shortly after their attack. The FBI claimed it wanted to obtain sensitive documents from the phone that might have helped Farook plan ...

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    In addition to the typical sense of excitement traditionally surrounding any new iPhone launch, there’s an unusual confusion associated with the 7 generation’s popularity, since Apple uncommonly decided to keep pre-order and first weekend sales numbers under wraps. We know the iPhone 7 Plus is completely sold-out already, as well as the smaller variant in the snazzy new jet black color, but it’s impossible to tell whether that’s actually due to rampant demand or low supply. Or a combination of the two. What’s pretty much set in stone however is the plus-sized model’s superior ...

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    While it’s likely nowhere near as popular as the completely sold-out iPhone 7 Plus, the second-generation Apple Watch, aka Series 2, also launches today, and might be hard to come by in certain colors and configurations at first, currently listed as shipping in several weeks or even months from the official Cupertino e-store. But if you’re only curious to take a quick peek under the hood of a 38mm Series 2, iFixit follows the all-revealing iPhone 7 Plus teardown with a similarly vicious disassembly of the waterproof iOS-compatible wearable. Don’t worry, the repair experts will try to ...

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    Love it or hate it for the new waterproof design or its controversial headphone jack exclusion, you’d probably give anything to hold an iPhone 7 in your hand on launch day, if for nothing else than to take it apart or try to bend it. It’s okay, you can admit it, this is a safe environment for the most unconventional desires. Especially when durability tests are conducted for educational purposes, which has become the specialty of YouTuber JerryRigEverything. Unsurprisingly, his ruthless scratch, burn and bend inquiries end with a perfectly intact matte black 4.7-inch iPhone 7, though ...

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    It’s iPhone 7 launch day (for what it’s worth), and the repair specialists over at iFixit are apparently among the culprits for the plus-sized variant’s patchy worldwide availability in all colors. But their rush to snap up the rose gold iPhone 7 Plus of course has noble motivations, the dual rear cam-sporting 5.5-incher being disassembled so you don’t have to do it at home, where you could damage some of its precious internals. Like the 3, yes, 3GB LPDDR4 RAM supplied by none other than Apple’s arch-rival (and occasional ally) Samsung. Or the slightly souped-up 2,900mAh battery, ...

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    We're running a special segment this week to discuss Samsung and the response to the Note 7. Is the media doing a fair job in reporting on these incidents? Has Samsung responded appropriately? Is there any way to salvage the Galaxy brand name? Also, the iPhone 7 will be in our hands in less than 24 hours, and it's apparently selling out like crazy! HTC has a new phone headed to Sprint! We've got a fresh look at the Google Pixel phone! Microsoft kills the Lumia! Watch the live video broadcast from 2:00pm Eastern on September 15th (click here for your local time), or check out the ...

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    Update: T-Mobile announced late Thursday that the connectivity issues caused by the carrier version of the iOS 10 update for the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and iPhone SE has been fixed in a new software package. Those who already installed iOS 10 can go into Settings, tap General, and see "About to install the fix". Other users may install the update as per usual. Our original story is below.  If you have an iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus or iPhone SE with T-Mobile, hold off on that iOS 10 upgrade. Yes, we know, your friends are iMessaging each other with stickers and invisible ink, but sit tight, ...

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    There is a growing trend in mobile today that seems hell bent on getting rid of the 3.5 mm headphone jack. For those of you not familiar with…sound…the 3.5 mm jack is pretty much the industry standard for headphones. There are some variations here and there, notably in the sound production industry, but for years and decades, if you were listening to audio on a consumer device, it was passing through a 3.5mm headphone jack. Which makes Apple's missing headphone jack something that needs to be talked about, even though we already had this conversation earlier in the summer. We get it - ...

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    They’re wireless, effortless, magical, and… you’ll most likely struggle keeping them on or not losing them as you eventually forget to store them in their snug, smart charging case after each use. They’re Apple’s highly controversial new AirPods, available in white only starting late October at an excessive $159 a pair stateside. Aimed at “forever changing the way you use headphones”, the super-tiny, 4 gram-each earbuds would have probably not received so much flak from iFans and iHaters alike if the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus still featured traditional 3.5mm audio jacks. This way ...

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    When Motorola, or just Moto, how parent company Lenovo likes to call the Android OEM these days, pointed the finger at Samsung for allegedly “stealing” its “original” Always On Display feature about a month ago, the attack came off as bitter, misguided and even a little desperate. Then, while everyone was mocking the newly unveiled iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, the Moto Z makers again took aim at the troubled Galaxy Note 7-producing Korean giant, accusing it of not adhering to “the highest standards in quality and testing” of batteries. Relatively fair point, though it still felt low to ...

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    Everybody wants a piece of the rapidly growing, multi-billion dollar music streaming pie, including Amazon, according to fresh word around the water cooler. But as for that ancient gossip about Apple Music looking to merge with Tidal and truly go after stubborn market leader and veteran Spotify, it turns out there’s no truth to it. Well, technically, Jimmy Iovine, the co-founder of Beats Electronics and Tim Cook’s music guru since 2014, didn’t deny “such discussions had taken place” in a short statement to BuzzFeed News. He merely stressed Cupertino is no longer interested in ...

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    There are a lot of numbers in that headline, many of which need context and perspective to mean something, but as always, the bottom line is Apple knows how to rapidly and widely spread a major new software update like no other. It’s the advantage of building iPhones and iPads in-house from the ground up, not partnering with third-party OEMs, and taking away the privilege of proprietary optimization, i.e. custom bloat, from carriers. Despite a hiccup “during the first hour of availability” threatening the smooth expansion of iOS 10, everything ultimately went according to plan on ...

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    No headphone jack? No major redesign? No actual physical home button? No problem, said millions of iFans around the world, as they pre-ordered the heck out of some of Apple’s most controversial iPhones in the super-successful iOS device family’s history. Unfortunately, we’ll never know exactly how many iPhone 7 and 7 Plus copies have been snapped up since September 9, and how many more people will snatch them off the shelves of physical Apple stores and authorized retailers during the upcoming first weekend of concrete availability. What Cupertino isn’t shy to reveal is only ...

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    "These initial sales will be governed by supply, not demand, and we have decided that [a first weekend sales figure] is no longer a representative metric for our investors and customers." Apple would not disclose initial sales numbers for its iPhone 7. Sure, maybe the supply chain was struggling to keep up, but observations about the pre-order process and T-Mobile's reported quadrupling of iPhone pre-orders lead us to think that high demand has been mobilized. So high, Taiwan's Digitimes is reporting from its sources that chip orders for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus have surged to a ...

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    This running gag has been making the rounds online even before the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus were officially unveiled, suggesting Apple would be dropping features, functions and components every year going forward until iOS handhelds are nothing but plain, solid, super-thin slabs of glass. Ironically, it seems that after the 7’s controversial headphone jack exclusion, one of the biggest changes in store for next year’s anniversary iPhone release might be the altogether removal of the home key. Already, the iconic physical, clicky button also hiding the Touch ID fingerprint sensor has turned ...

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    Sometimes, the most memorable and effective commercials are the simplest ones. That may not entirely be the case for Apple’s first YouTube-uploaded 30-second iPhone 7 TV ad, which you’ll no doubt forget as soon as Penelope Cruz or the Cookie Monster return to plug the two trendy new iOS handhelds. Still, it’s refreshing to see you don’t always need a huge production budget, celebrity cameos, tear-jerking story, or even a catchy audio track to do a newly released, highly anticipated product marketing justice. There’s no narrator telling us what to love about the iPhone 7 and 7 ...

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    iOS 10 is available now for the iPhone 5, 5c, 5s, 6, 6 Plus, 6s, 6s Plus, SE, sixth-gen iPod Touch, iPad 4, Air, Air 2, Mini 2, 3 and 4, as well as the 9.7 and 12.9-inch iPad Pro, but it’s not always wise to rush these things, and insist on being among the world’s first iFans running a brand-new operating system build. No matter how many public betas precede wide-scale rollouts of “finished”, fully polished software goodies, a fraction of iDevices will oftentimes encounter major issues at first. Phone and tablet “bricking” is one of the worst things that can happen in these ...

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    Apple has just made iOS 10 public to everyone, meaning if you haven't already checked your Software Update setting, you probably should. We have a separate extensive look at everything iOS 10 can do, but as history proves, you don't always end up using everything that Apple announces. Some features are cool, others, simply not as useful as others. We've been actively testing iOS 10 since the first beta, and decided that it was best if we condensed a separate video that details everything you might care about most with regards to this software update. Watch our full video to learn more.

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    The year 2016 will be remembered for many reasons, but one of the most positive reasons to remember this year will be looking back at all of the amazing options we gadget fans enjoyed at a mid-pack price. This year we saw the line between wallet-friendly phones and more expensive premium options almost completely erode. High end performance, competitive storage and battery options, and some beautiful hardware designs. With so many fantastic options, we felt it was worth coming back to produce another quick showdown of our favorites so far. It's an incredible collection, and funny to think ...

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    T-Mobile CEO John Legere took to a Periscope livestream to talk about the Un-carrier's iPhone 7 carriage and revealed that pre-orders for both 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch variants have tallied up to "like four times" the number of iPhone 6 pre-orders the carrier got in its first four days. The matte Black version, not the Jet Black color, was revealed as the most popular in T-Mobile's population. "This has been the biggest launch ever for us," Legere said. There's plenty of evidence to back Legere's claim up. Shipping delays piled on T-Mobile variants of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus faster ...

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    At first glance, there’s nothing special about the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus internals. Less laughable than the dual-core in-house Apple A9 processor of the 6s and 6s Plus, the quad A10 is paired with a modest-sounding 2GB RAM inside the newest 4.7-inch iOS handheld, and 3 gigs of the good stuff under the hood of the dual rear cam-sporting 5.5-incher. Meanwhile, most Android high-enders marry 4GB RAM with quad-core Snapdragon 820 SoCs, some pack eight CPU cores, and 6 gigs of RAM is starting to look like less and less of an oddity. But the battle for mobile supremacy isn’t always a numbers ...

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