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Apple has found itself in trouble more times than we could count over privacy issues with its iPhones and other products. Apple recently issued an iOS 13.3.1 beta that is aimed in part at patching a flaw in location tracking on the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro. Apple had promised to bring a toggle switch to allow customers to turn off this tracking feature specifically. The toggle can be found in Privacy > Location Services > System Services, and it is labeled "Networking & Wireless." Apple warns that turning off location services for Networking & Wireless could affect Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and ultra wideband performance. Those particularly concerned about having their location tracked... Read more...
iPhone 11 Apple was under fire this past week for tracking iPhone 11 users’ locations even when that setting was disabled. They have now promised that an update is on its way. iOS 13.3 will likely be released next week and contain a fix for unwanted location tracking. Security researcher Brian Krebs or “KrebsOnSecurity” recently discovered that Apple’s range of iPhone 11 devices will occasionally report a user’s location. These intermittent pings occur even if a user has diabled location tracking. A video captured the odd behavior. Apple originally responded that this was “expected behavior” and refused to offer any further details. Apple then “came... Read more...
When Apple launched its new iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro smartphones back in September, the company impressed with its blazing fast A13 Bionic SoC, incredibly bright display, and top-notch image quality from its new dual- and triple camera arrays. More importantly, Apple managed to boost battery life by up to 5 hours compared to the previous generation models without a significant increase in thickness. For those that still aren't satisfied with the battery life improvements (+1, +4, and +5 hours respectively on the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max), then Apple has just officially launched new Smart Battery Cases for all three smartphones. Like previous generation Smart Battery... Read more...
One rumor that absolutely refuses to die is the pending launch of a successor to the original iPhone SE (Special Edition), which came out in 2016 and was discontinued a year later. Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo reckons it will finally see the light of day in early 2020, and he has some interesting predictions about the hardware makeup of the unannounced handset. His time frame for the iPhone SE 2 matches a report from Nikkei earlier this month—as the story went, Apple hopes a lower cost iPhone model will scoop up some market share in China, where Huawei and other companies are doing well. The report said Apple had not settled on a name, but was viewing it internally as a successor to the iPhone... Read more...
Apple has published a new support document that talks about the virtues of using genuine replacement screens for the new iPhone 11 line in case of breakage. Apple says that its iPhone displays have been designed, tested, and manufactured to its rigorous quality and performance standards. According to the company, these standards include for brightness, color accuracy, white balance, and performance for features like True Tone, Night Shift, and Haptic touch. Apple says that if the screen of an iPhone 11 needs to be replaced that it is important to use certified technicians and genuine Apple parts to repair it. To show techs working on an iPhone 11 model at a glance if the iPhone 11 has a genuine... Read more...
An upcoming incremental update to iOS could result in some iPhone models throttling the CPU, in certain situations. The feature (not a bug) is basically a workaround for a degraded battery that might otherwise turn off an iPhone unexpectedly. This feature already exists older iPhone models, and soon will be rolled out to newer models. "For iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 7, and iPhone 7 Plus, iOS dynamically manages performance peaks to prevent the device from unexpectedly shutting down so that the iPhone can still be used. This performance management feature is specific to iPhone and does not apply to any other Apple products. Starting with iOS 12.1, iPhone... Read more...
When Apple announced its iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro smartphones earlier this month, the upgraded cameras were perhaps the most talked about new feature. The iPhone 11 (the successor to the iPhone XR) now features two cameras, while the iPhone 11 Pro/Pro Max (successors to the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max) come with three cameras. But equally important is the SoC that is powering the smartphones: the A3 Bionic, which is comprised of over 8.5 billion transistors. This new SoC is based on second-generation 7nm process tech, with a heavy emphasis on performance-per-watt. The folks over at Wired were able to talk with Phil Schiller, Apple's SVP of Worldwide Marketing, and... Read more...
The iPhone 11 family of smartphones were announced last week, and despite being official, there has been some controversy over the specifications of some of the smartphones. Specifically, there had been a rumor that started with listings in a certification database that suggested the iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max smartphones had 6GB of RAM inside. That rumor contradicted benchmarks of the new iPhone models that had turned up and listed only 4GB of RAM. Steve Troughton-Smith discovered this morning inside Xcode that all versions of the iPhone 11 feature 4GB of RAM, which puts the iPhone models down in RAM compared to many Android devices. That means that the iPhone 11 models carry over with the same... Read more...
Many people have been talking about the upcoming iPhone 11’s trypophobia-triggering cameras, but the device’s insides are the real attention grabber. The iPhone 11 will ship with Apple’s new U1 chip. Although the U1 chip’s Ultra Wideband technology will initially be used in a limited capacity, it could potentially power new augmented reality experiences and security features. First, what is Ultra Wideband (UWB) technology? UWB is a radio technology that is used for short-range, high-bandwidth communications. It is particularly useful for precision location and tracking and time-of-arrival-based localization. Apple’s UWB technology will be primarily used for spatial... Read more...
Leading up to the launch of the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro, there were widespread reports that the phones would include two-way wireless charging. However, the feature was never mentioned during their public debut on September 10th. Today, Apple watcher Sonny Dickson confirmed suspicions that hardware to enable two-way or bilateral charging is indeed still embedded in the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro smartphones. However, it has been disabled by software for some unknown reason.  On the eve of the iPhone 11 launch, respected Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo stated that the feature had been canceled. Given that this revelation came so close to the official launch, it would be seemingly impossible... Read more...
Apple apparently has a bit of work to do before it rolls out iOS 13 to the public later this month. The beta release has been available for quite some time now, and a security researcher has discovered a vulnerability on iOS 13 that could potentially expose a user's entire contact information, without ever having to get past the lockscreen. Jose Rodriguez discovered the flaw earlier this summer. According to his YouTube video demonstrating the sneaky lockscreen bypass (yes, another one), he notified Apple of the issue on July 17, though it is not clear if Apple acknowledged the bug to him. Here's a look at the flaw in action... It is a rather simple hack—in the video above, Rodriguez activates... Read more...
Apple is a company that is overly obsessed with making its devices thinner and lighter from one generation to the next. While having a thin device is no doubt nice, there are diminishing returns when it comes time to boost battery life -- something that all users can appreciate. Apple is reversing course with its iPhone 11 Pro family – which was announced yesterday -- and we're actually seeing some pretty substantial gains in battery life compared to iPhone XS family. When Apple launched the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max in 2018, it said that battery life had improved by 30 minutes over the iPhone X for the former, and by one hour and 30 minutes for the latter.  In the case... Read more...
Apple had its big keynote address for this year, and the highly anticipated iPhone 11 family has been revealed. As expected, there are three new models that have been announced, which are successors for the iPhone XR, iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max respectively. Meet the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max. Let's start off with the iPhone 11, which is the least inexpensive of the bunch. It features a 6.1-inch LCD (like its predecessor) along with a revised (and faster) version of Face ID. The screen resolution remains the same (1792x868), but Apple has made some slight modifications to the panel to make improve colors and overall performance. Inside, Apple is using a new A13 Bionic SoC,... Read more...
In addition to being a useful benchmark for processors of all kind (desktop, laptop, phones, tablets), Geekbench is also the go-to place for leaked data, as we have seen time and again. As it pertains to that, a fresh leak points to an unreleased Apple iPhone model. The data suggests it is a successor to the iPhone XR, and if the listing is accurate, we can expect a bump in RAM. The model is listed as "iPhone12,1" running iOS 13.1, with "N104AP" listed as the motherboard. That latter identifier is in line with previous rumors suggesting the iPhone XR successor (part of the iPhone 11 series) is going by the codename N104. What's interesting about the database entry is the amount of RAM—it... Read more...
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