• Matte Black iPhone 7 Casing Unexpectedly Chipping

    Matte Black iPhone 7 Casing Unexpectedly Chipping

    Owners started noticing the casing had chips where the aluminum was visible beneath the anodized surface.As spotted by 9to5Mac, it looks as though that same issue is happening again with the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, but only on matte black models.
  • Report: Wireless Charging Coming to Next iPhone

    Report: Wireless Charging Coming to Next iPhone

    First it eliminated the headphone jack, and now Cupertino might finally introduce wireless charging, eliminating the need for a power cord, too.Because of the increased heat dissipated during wireless charging, Kuo suggested the next iPhone will have added graphite lamination to prevent the phone from overheating.
  • Apple Orders 160M iPhone 8 OLED Panels

    Apple Orders 160M iPhone 8 OLED Panels

    All the rumors suggest the iPhone 8 will be a very different smartphone to the iPhone 7 and what has come before.According to The Korean Herald, last year Apple ordered 100 million OLED panels from Samsung Display for use in the iPhone 8.
  • Intel's 7560 Modem Could Push Next iPhone to 1Gbps

    Intel's 7560 Modem Could Push Next iPhone to 1Gbps

    Today Intel announced its XMM7650 modem, which joins Qualcomm's X16 in the gigabit LTE world.The Qualcomm modem is in some Australian and Japanese hotspots, and it's likely to appear in the Samsung Galaxy S8 phone.
  • Apple: iOS Update Fixes Random iPhone Shutdowns

    Apple: iOS Update Fixes Random iPhone Shutdowns

    If your iPhone 6 or iPhone 6s randomly shuts down, updating to the latest version of iOS might fix the problem, Apple says.The company told TechCrunch that software issues are causing a small number of iPhone owners to experience random shutdowns, but that most users reported significantly fewer issues after they upgraded to iOS 10.
  • Intel's 7560 Modem for iPhones May Come in 2018

    Intel's 7560 Modem for iPhones May Come in 2018

    Last week we reported on an Intel press release for a new modem which might, in theory, kick Qualcomm's part out of iPhones.So it probably won't be eligible for this year's iPhone.
  • The SEcret iPhone Is More Fun for Less Money

    The SEcret iPhone Is More Fun for Less Money

    The iPhone SE puts the iPhone 6s's processor and the iPhone 6's modem into the iPhone 5s's body, but it's more than just those parts.This is the iPhone you're less likely to dive into, so you're more likely to spend time looking at and thinking about the world around you.
  • Apple Illegally Fixed iPhone Prices in Russia

    Apple Illegally Fixed iPhone Prices in Russia

    The ruling comes after a months-long investigation that began last summer into Apple's retail practices in the country, the Financial Times reported.The FAS ruling applies to iPhone 5 and iPhone 6 pricing, with Apple reportedly telling retailers that it would terminate sales agreements if the devices were not sold at approved prices.
  • Spotify is the best streaming music service, but its competitors aren’t far behind

    Spotify is the best streaming music service, but its competitors aren’t far behind

    The world of on-demand music streaming has never been more crowded.Whether you’re into music discovery, streaming radio, or the highest audio resolution you can find, these are the best on-demand streaming services in the land.
  • Apple's Clips App Targets Social Media Video Fiends

    Apple's Clips App Targets Social Media Video Fiends

    For times when you want to share a more polished video with your followers, you might want to check out Apple's new Clips app.Announced today alongside an updated iPad, Clips lets you combine video clips, photos, and music into a complete video that you can upload to your social network of choice.
  • Hidden Tips for Mastering iOS 10

    Hidden Tips for Mastering iOS 10

    With the release of every new mobile operating system—especially Apple's iOS—there comes a slew of new features.Like iOS 9 and iOS 8 before it, iOS 10 is no exception.
  • Apple Starts Rejecting Apps if Name Includes Price

    Apple Starts Rejecting Apps if Name Includes Price

    Developers will take any advantage they can get in the overly crowded app stores for Apple's platforms, and that includes reminding potential customers that their app is completely free to use.To that end, it's common to see "free" included as part of the app name.
  • Apple Replacing PowerVR With In-House GPU

    Apple Replacing PowerVR With In-House GPU

    The desire for control even extends as far as the processor at the heart of the iPad and iPhone, which Apple designs itself.Now it seems, Apple is bringing the design of the GPU in-house, too.
  • Apple May Turn Siri Into a Voice Security Guard

    Apple May Turn Siri Into a Voice Security Guard

    If you own a device running Siri, all it takes to get her attention is to utter the phrase "Hey, Siri.Patently Apple discovered a patent filed by Apple describing a system where Siri is capable of learning to recognize specific voices.
  • Qualcomm Countersues Apple With Serious Allegations

    Qualcomm Countersues Apple With Serious Allegations

    Furthermore, Qualcomm fired back with allegations that Apple beached and mischaracterized agreements and negotiations between the two companies, and more.Perhaps most damning, Qualcomm is claiming that Apple "chose not to utilize the full performance of Qualcomm's modem chips in its iPhone 7" and "misrepresented the performance disparity between iPhones using Qualcomm modems and those using competitor-supplied modems.
  • Geek Builds Own iPhone Using Chinese Market Parts

    Geek Builds Own iPhone Using Chinese Market Parts

    When in Shenzhen, he couldn't fail to notice the abundance of cell phone parts available to buy at the markets of Huaqiangbei.What's clear from his experiment is, not only is making an iPhone possible, it can be done using recycled parts.
  • iPhone Thief Outsmarted at Coachella Music Festival

    iPhone Thief Outsmarted at Coachella Music Festival

    Music festivals are all about good times, but there's one thing that can instantly kill your vibe: having your smartphone stolen.A bunch of Coachella-goers found themselves in this less-than-ideal scenario over the weekend, but instead of pouting about not being able to Snapchat or text their friends, they got smart.
  • Report Tips 3 New iPhones, Including Premium Model

    Report Tips 3 New iPhones, Including Premium Model

    More rumors about Apple's 2017 iPhone lineup have emerged, with Bloomberg on Tuesday corroborating earlier rumors that Apple is readying three new iPhones for release this fall: upgraded versions of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, along with a "new top-of-the-line handset with an overhauled look.But don't expect the screen's curve to be too dramatic.
  • Apple Aims to Use Only Recycled Materials

    Apple Aims to Use Only Recycled Materials

    The Cupertino tech giant in its 2017 Environmental Responsibility Report, released today, said it aims to have a "closed-loop" supply chain, "where products are built using only renewable resources or recycled material.Those are lofty goals, which Apple admittedly isn't 100 percent sure how to accomplish.
  • Smartphone Market: Not Dead Yet

    Smartphone Market: Not Dead Yet

    Is smartphone market dying?Not according to IDC, which released new figures today that indicate the smartphone market is actually growing.