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If you have a cracked iPhone screen and want to get it repaired the “right” way, you will soon have a new avenue for getting those repairs completed — and it won’t necessarily have to be at an Apple Store. Apple is sending out its own proprietary machines that can safely and effectively replace iPhone displays, while certifying that secure elements of the device (like the fingerprint sensor) will continue to work. According to a new report, Apple will be sending out 400 of these machines in 25 countries throughout the globe by the end of 2017. Unsurprisingly, Best Buy, which is one of the largest... Read more...
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (AOCC) is again taking Apple to task over fatal "Error 53" codes that appear on some bricked iPhone and iPad devices that have been repaired by third-party services, though this time the consumer watchdog says it caught Apple employees misleading customers about their legal rights to a remedy. At issue here is a security check that iOS performs on mobile devices to ensure they have not been compromised. Where things get tricky is when turning to an unauthorized repair shop to fix a broken iPhone or iPad, as might be the case if the screen cracks... Read more...
Apple is still embracing the tablet form-factor, and that is readily apparent with the new all-new 10.5-inch iPad Pro, which replaces the previous generation 9.7-inch model. The 10.5-inch iPad is largely able to keep the same dimensions and weight of its predecessor by shrinking the bezels to accommodate the larger display. The new 10.5-inch iPad Pro joins a refreshed 12.9-inch model, both of which include TrueTone displays that are 50 percent brighter. The displays also incorporate ProMotion technology, which is just a fancy way of saying that they have a refresh rate of 120Hz instead of 60Hz.... Read more...
While companies left and right have been jumping on the virtual reality bandwagon that was created in large part by the Oculus Rift, one firm has been curiously absent—Apple. That changed yesterday when Apple announced at its annual developer conference (WWDC) an external graphics enclosure that will enable developers to develop and test graphically demanding apps, including VR content. The "External Graphics Development Kit," as it is called, can attach to any Mac with Thunderbolt 3 connectivity. Support for the enclosure is added through macOS High Sierra, the latest version of Apple's operating... Read more...
Apple has just announced the latest iteration of its long-running iOS software platform, which powers hundreds of millions of iPads and iPhones around the globe. While iOS 11 doesn’t rewrite playbook with regards to the all-important user interface, there are a lot of thoughtful additions that have been made to make it even more useful for everyday consumers. For starters, Apple Pay has gained the ability to tackle person-to-person transfers, allowing you to easily send or receive money to/from family and friends. This functionality is included across all iOS devices and the Apple Watch. Apple... Read more...
So, what did Apple do with those old design models for the Mac Pro? Apparently, it used them to create the HomePod, which is Apple’s take on the smart speaker movement that is sweeping the tech world. The HomePod is a “Breakthrough Home Speaker” first and foremost that measures less than seven inches tall and features seven beam-forming tweeters at the bottom of the device and an Apple-designed woofer for rich bass. As you might expect, HomePod has full support for voice controls with deep Siri integration, which would put it in the same league as the Amazon Echo and Google Home; albeit with far... Read more...
Apple first gave us a hint that a more pro-oriented iMac was on the way back in April, and today at WWDC, the company gave us an early look at what will ship later this year: the iMac Pro. As you might expect, the iMac Pro has the same basic design language as the consumer-oriented iMac, but it cranks the hardware specs to the max — in fact, it’s the most powerful Mac ever produced according to Apple. The iMac Pro will be available in 8-, 10-, and 18-core (36 threads) Xeon configurations all while maintaining the familiar all-in-one form-factor. You’ll get a 27.5-inch 5K display, but powering that... Read more...
Foxconn is attempting to acquire Toshiba's semiconductor business though it is not going at it alone. According to multiple reports, both Apple and Amazon have joined forces with Foxconn to grab a piece of the sale, with each company offering up an untold amount of financial backing to help push the deal through.It is also said that Taiwan's Foxconn, also known as Hon Hai Precision, has partnered with Sharp in its bid. Foxconn acquired Sharp last year in a deal worth in the neighborhood of $3.5 billion."Foxconn can confirm that we have submitted a bid for Toshiba's chip business with a number of... Read more...
Apple's annual developer conference (WWDC) kicks off today and runs through Friday, during which time the company is expected to make several announcements. One of them will be iOS 11, the newest version of Apple's mobile operating system. While we wait for official details, it looks as though drag-and-drop functionality will finally find its way to iOS. Internet sleuths discovered the feature in Apple's own Feedback app for iOS beta testers. There is now an entry that reads "Split View/Drag and Drop" in the app's list of preset options for reporting issues. Bearing in mind that no such feature... Read more...
  As the launch of the iPhone 8 draws nearer with each passing day, the rumors surrounding Apple’s next-generation flagship are starting to hone in on single design theme and feature set. This is becoming more apparent thanks to some new leaks that have made their way to the internet. The first leak compares the new iPhone 8 not only to the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, but also with Samsung’s red-hot Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus. Compared to its siblings, the iPhone 8 is slightly larger than the iPhone 7, but much less of a behemoth than the iPhone 7 Plus. However, the iPhone 8’s screen is... Read more...
By the numbers, Apple's bread and butter is still the iPhone, which accounted for more than $33 billion of its $52.9 billion in revenue during the second quarter of 2017. That is all well and good, but having a diversified portfolio of products could help Apple get by on a rainy day, should that day ever come, and one sector the company is reportedly expanding into is the smart home speaker market. This could happen as soon as this summer.Citing people who are supposedly familiar with Apple's plans, Bloomberg says Apple might debut its Amazon Echo rival its annual developer conference (WWDC) in... Read more...
Rumor has it that Apple is developing a brand new processor dedicated to artificial intelligence tasks, including facial and speech recognition. Apple may have gotten an early start in AI with Siri, however, this chip would allow the company to catch up to competitors like Google and Amazon, which are blazing new trails with the Google Assistant and Alexa, respectively. The chip has reportedly been dubbed the “Apple Neural Engine”, and would take over AI duties currently handled by the iPhone's processor and graphics chip. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 incorporates such a module. Apple Headquarters,... Read more...
It is only a matter of time before all of the major wireless carriers in the United States upgrade their wireless infrastructures to 5G, which will provide a significant boost in performance over 4G. In preparation for that day, Apple has begun testing next-generation wireless technologies so that its future iPhone models such as (potentially) the iPhone 8 will be ready for the high-speed revolution. We know this because the FCC made public an experimental license filed by Apple that gives the company permission to use a new wireless technology called millimeter wave. "Apple Inc. seeks to assess... Read more...
Apple and Nokia have made nice on a patent dispute, putting an end to what could have been contentious litigation. Nokia had actually sued Apple at the end of last year after failing to convince the Cupertino outfit to renew expiring licensing agreements that were inked back in 2011. At the time, Apple accused Nokia of morphing into a "patent troll," claiming the once top seller of cellular phones was trying to "extort money" for technologies it did not own. The strong rhetoric from Apple painted the company as a champion of the people. "We are standing up for inventors everywhere by fighting this... Read more...
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