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TS Henry, Federalism, Boracay, Apple emojis | Evening wRap

Jul 17, 2018 - 9:50 PM

Watch Rappler’s evening newscast with Gelo Gonzales

Apple celebrates 'World Emoji Day' with 70 new emojis

Jul 17, 2018 - 3:29 PM

Jeremy Burge, the creator of this annual celebration and founder of emojipedia.org, has said in the past that he chose July 17 because the Apple calendar emoji shows the said date


Apple launches $300M 'green' fund for China suppliers

Jul 13, 2018 - 3:27 PM

Apple is pushing for greener processes in China where most of their products are assembled

APPLE. File photo by Josh Edelson/AFP


Apple’s new MacBook Pros get a much-needed performance boost

Jul 13, 2018 - 11:42 AM

The company says that the 15-inch model is up to 70% faster, while the 13-inch model is twice as fast.

PRO UPGRADES. Apple says the new Pros will deliver faster performance for complex simulations and data manipulation. Photo from Apple


Blue, orange, and red iPhones may be coming – report

Jul 06, 2018 - 10:55 AM

Three new iPhones are expected this year: a 6.1-inch entry level model, a 6.5-inch 'plus' version, and an upgraded iPhone X

IPHONE X. The new iPhones coming this year are expected to come at several price points but all of them will be retaining iPhone X design elements. Shutterstock photo


Apple and Samsung settle lengthy iPhone patent battle

Jun 28, 2018 - 10:39 AM

The 7-year-old legal battle comes to an end with an undisclosed settlement between the world's two biggest smartphone makers

MARATHON BATTLE. Samsung and Apple finally settle legal battles involving now-vintage Apple iPhones and Samsung Galaxy phones. iPhone and Galaxy photos from Apple and Samsung


Apple acknowledges Macbook keyboard problem, extends warranty and repairs

Jun 26, 2018 - 12:12 PM

The extended warranty now covers models up to four years after it was first bought from retail.

MACBOOK. Apple is extending warranty coverage for Macbooks with problematic keyboards. Screenshot of the Macbook Pro from Apple website

Apple fined millions in Australia for false iPhone claims

Jun 19, 2018 - 1:19 PM

'The court declared the mere fact that an iPhone or iPad had been repaired by someone other than Apple did not, and could not, result in the consumer guarantees ceasing to apply, or the consumer's right to a remedy being extinguished,' ACCC Commissioner Sarah Court says

FINES. A picture shows the Apple logo outside the Apple store in Covent Garden in London August 30, 2016. File photo by Daniel Lean-Olivas/AFP

Bitcoin 'whales' and market manipulation, plus 3 more things in cybersecurity this week

Jun 16, 2018 - 3:19 PM

From bitcoin's silently powerful minority directing the value of the cryptocurrency to cyberattacks against Singapore during the Trump-Kim summit, it's your weekly roundup of Cybersecurity news

Top 4 announcements at Apple's 2018 Worldwide Developers Conference

Jun 05, 2018 - 12:32 PM

Apple shows off iOS 12, macOS Mojave, and new features for watchOS

TIM COOK. Apple CEO Tim Cook at the Worldwide Developers Conference keynote on June 4, 2018. Screenshot from livestream.

Inflation rate, COA on Binays, Apple updates | Midday wRap

Jun 05, 2018 - 12:12 PM

Watch Rappler’s midday newscast with Bea Cupin

Rounding up the features of iOS 12

Jun 05, 2018 - 5:40 AM

Apple's iOS 12 is bringing new functionality to iPhones, such as Group FaceTime, Siri Shortcuts and Memojis

WWDC 2018. A man takes a photo before the start of Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) at the San Jose Convention Centerin San Jose, California on June 4, 2018. Photo by Josh Edelson / AFP

Apple's latest macOS update is called Mojave

Jun 05, 2018 - 3:00 AM

Apple's latest MacOS update ends a so-called '4-year mountain bender' and adds plenty of quality of life changes and additional features

MOJAVE. Mac OS heads to the desert with new features and a new name. Screenshot from livestream

Apple's iOS 12 gets Group Facetime

Jun 05, 2018 - 2:31 AM

Group Facetime will allow up to 32 people to go on a Facetime call at the same time.

GROUP FACETIME. Up to 32 people can now engage in a Facetime call at one time. Screenshot from livestream

Apple's iOS 12 will run on devices supporting iOS 11

Jun 05, 2018 - 1:44 AM

Apple's newest mobile operating system update will work on older devices – including the iPhone 6 family – with the update reportedly improving the performance of iOS on older devices

FASTER. The iOS 12 update is meant to provide faster performance for older devices, as any Apple device supporting iOS 11 will support iOS 12. Screenshot from livestream.

Riding-in-tandem, Aquino and Dengvaxia, Warriors vs. Cavaliers | Evening wRap

Jun 04, 2018 - 7:30 PM

Watch Rappler’s evening newscast with Bea Cupin

Long-soaring smartphone market heading to earth

Jun 03, 2018 - 7:00 PM

'It is for sure not the death of the smartphone; it is the death of the growth of the smartphone market,' says an analyst

Telecom equipment company Huawei CEO Richard Yu presents the new P20 smartphone in Paris on March 27, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / ERIC PIERMONT

Galaxy S10 and future iPhone X to feature 3 rear cameras – report

Jun 03, 2018 - 3:40 PM

No details are revealed as to what the third sensor would do for the rumored phones

THREE-CAMERA PHONES. Samsung and Apple to be said to be working on their iteration of a phone setup with 3 rear cameras. Screen shot from Huawei website.

Telegram says Apple cleared path for app update

Jun 02, 2018 - 10:29 AM

Telegram chief Pavel Durov, in a tweet, thanks Apple and the California-based company's top executive Tim Cook for 'letting us deliver the latest version of @telegram to millions of users, despite the recent setbacks'

TELEGRAM. An illustration picture taken through a magnifying glass on April 17, 2018 in Moscow shows the icon of the popular messaging app Telegram on a smart phone screen. Photo by Yuri Kadobnov/AFP

Apple working with Valve to make Steam Link compliant

May 28, 2018 - 3:45 PM

Apple isn't closing the door on the app, with the company's senior vice president Phil Schiller saying they want to ensure it will comply with App Store guidelines

Apple's internal documents show iPhone 6 models more likely to bend

May 25, 2018 - 1:43 PM

Apple's tests find the iPhone 6 is 3.3 times more likely to bend when compared to the iPhone 5S. The iPhone 6 Plus, meanwhile is 7.2 times more likely to bend compared to the iPhone 5S.

IPHONES 6 AND 6 PLUS. Image from Apple PR.

Jury tells Samsung to pay big for copying iPhone design

May 25, 2018 - 11:52 AM

The award appears to be a bit of a victory for Apple, which had argued in court that design was essential to the iPhone.

5 things we expect to be unveiled at Apple's WWDC 2018

May 24, 2018 - 12:48 PM

We round out some of what we’re expecting to be unveiled at this year’s Apple Worldwide Developers Conference

APPLE. Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks during a product launch event at Apple headquarters in Cupertino, California on October 27, 2016.  File photo by Josh Edelson/AFP

Next-generation chips for upcoming iPhones now in production – report

May 23, 2018 - 6:45 PM

The new chip could be the first to use a 7-nanometer design, smaller than the 10-nanometer chips in today's flagships

APPLE. A customer touches the screen of the last year's iPhone X at the Apple Store Union Square in California, USA. The next Apple flagship may be using a 7-nanometer chip, which would make it the first commercial device to sport one. Photo by Elijah Nouvelage/AFP


Jury still out in 7-year-old Apple-Samsung iPhone patent trial

May 22, 2018 - 2:01 PM

Apple wants $1 billion in damages while Samsung wants to lower the figure to around $28 million

CLASSIC BOUT. Older Apple iPhones and Samsung Galaxy phones are embroiled in the legal battle. iPhone and Galaxy photos from Apple and Samsung


Will Apple bundle fast USB-C chargers with 2018's iPhones?

May 17, 2018 - 12:14 PM

The Apple rumor mill claims this year's iPhones will have USB-C fast chargers included instead of the traditional 5-watt units

A DIFFERENT CHARGER? This file photo taken on September 12, 2017 shows an iPhone X during a media event at Apple's new headquarters in Cupertino, California. File photo by Josh Edelson/AFP

Apple sued for selling Macbooks with defective keyboards

May 14, 2018 - 2:20 PM

The lawsuit says that Apple knew of the problem before launch. Those no longer covered by warranties have reported paying $400 to $700 for repairs


Does the iPhone SE 2 have a notch? A case vendor mockup points to 'Yes'

May 11, 2018 - 12:36 PM

Distributed by retailer Mobile Fun, the Olixar render features an iPhone with an edge-to-edge screen, an iPhone 5-styled chassis, and a notch on top of the screen

A NOTCH? A reported render of the iPhone SE 2 points to the phone having a notch. Screenshot from Mobile Fun product webpage.

Apple shelves plans for Ireland data center over trees

May 10, 2018 - 6:33 PM

The project, first announced 3 years ago, would have been the biggest private investment in western Ireland

'Black dot' emoji locking up iPhone, iPad and Mac messaging app – reports

May 10, 2018 - 1:29 PM

The dot contains hidden code that overloads a device's CPU


The iPhone X is the world's best-selling smartphone of early 2018 – report

May 07, 2018 - 1:36 PM

Apple's current flagship is followed by the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus at second and third respectively, according to a report by Strategy Analytics

Apple reports higher profits, unveils big share buyback

May 02, 2018 - 12:38 PM

Apple chief executive Tim Cook offered a bullish outlook on the company, touting the company's product pipeline as the 'best we've ever had' and championing good sales of the iPhone X

APPLE. The Apple logo is seen on the outside of Bill Graham Civic Auditorium before the start of an event in San Francisco, California on September 7, 2016. File photo by Josh Edelson/AFP

Apple developing AR, VR capable headset – report

Apr 30, 2018 - 4:00 PM

The headset is currently in development and is expected to arrive in 2020.

APPLE. This file photo taken on June 13, 2016 shows the Apple logo displayed on a screen at Apple's annual Worldwide Developers Conference presentation at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco, California. File photo by Barielle Lurie/AFP

Apple’s 4-inch iPhone SE 2 could launch in May

Apr 23, 2018 - 2:26 PM

Reports say it would have specs in line with the iPhone 7, including an A10 Fusion chipset

Apple planning a subscription-based news service – report

Apr 18, 2018 - 4:52 PM

Apple is integrating Texture's technology into the premium service, which will likely be an upgrade of the Apple News application

Apple unveils 'RED' iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus

Apr 10, 2018 - 5:32 PM

An unspecified percentage of the proceeds from the sales of these limited edition devices is going toward the Global Fund HIV and AIDS grants.

PRODUCT (RED). All photos from Apple


Apple turns green, claiming '100% clean energy'

Apr 10, 2018 - 10:29 AM

Its retail stores, offices, data centers and co-located facilities in 43 countries operate now with renewable energy, says the tech giant

TIM COOK. Apple CEO Tim Cook looks on during a visit of the shopfitting company Dula that delivers tables for Apple stores worldwide in Vreden, western Germany, on February 7, 2017. File photo by Bernd Thissen/AFP


Apple developing curved screens, touchless controls for future iPhones - report

Apr 05, 2018 - 3:21 PM

The company is reportedly exploring new technology to help its top-selling product stand out from a market becoming more crowded with competition

FUTURE IPHONE TECH? This file photo taken on September 07, 2016 shows  the Apple logo is seen on the outside of Bill Graham Civic Auditorium before the start of an event in San Francisco, California on September 7, 2016. File photo by Josh Edelson/AFP

'Fortnite: Battle Royale' launches on iOS

Apr 03, 2018 - 5:19 PM

Itching for a fight? 'Fortnite: Battle Royale' is now available for eager gamers with supported iOS devices!

FORTNITE ON IOS! The famous Battle Royale game is now freely available for iOS users! Screen shot from YouTube.

Apple to switch from Intel chips to self-designed ones by 2020 – report

Apr 03, 2018 - 9:09 AM

Intel shares dive as news of Apple's planned shift comes out

COOK. Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks during a product launch event at Apple headquarters in Cupertino, California on October 27, 2016.  Apple revealed its new line of MacBook Pro laptops as well as a new Apple TV app. File photo by Josh Edelson/AFP


EU unveils digital tax targeting Facebook, Google

Mar 21, 2018 - 8:59 PM

The special tax is the latest measure by the 28-nation European Union to rein in Silicon Valley giants and could further embitter the bad-tempered trade row pitting the EU against US President Donald Trump

France to take legal action against Google, Apple for 'abusive' practices

Mar 14, 2018 - 4:58 PM

The action against Google and Apple comes as US President Donald Trump moves towards imposing a 25% tariff on imported steel and 10% tariff on imports of aluminium

LEGAL ACTION. France will take legal action against Google and Apple for 'abusive business practices. Background from Shutterstock.

$50 iPhone 5S swarmed by thousands in Malaysia

Mar 06, 2018 - 1:46 PM

A Malaysian Apple reseller cancels its clearance sale last weekend after 11,000 buyers queued up for old Apple products including MacBooks and iMacs

iPhone photo from Apple


Cheaper MacBook Air expected for Q2 of this year – report

Mar 05, 2018 - 4:16 PM

Apple is reportedly releasing a budget-friendly version of the MacBook Air. The Macbook Air currently sells for $999.

APPLE. The Apple logo is seen on the outside of Bill Graham Civic Auditorium before the start of an event in San Francisco, California on September 7, 2016. File photo by Josh Edelson/AFP

EU aims to tax internet giants at '2-6%' – France

Mar 04, 2018 - 8:22 PM

Critics say the tax-avoidance strategies used by the tech titans like Google, Amazon, Facebook and Apple – deprive EU governments of billions of euros while giving them an unfair advantage over smaller rivals

TAXED. The European plans to tax giant technology companies like Google, Facebook, Amazon, and Apple.

3 new iPhones, including upsized iPhone X, expected for September – report

Feb 27, 2018 - 5:35 PM

The reported trio coming out later this year includes an upgraded iPhone X, a larger version of the same upgraded model, and a more affordable iPhone with flagship features

MORE NEW IPHONES? The Brooklyn Apple Store is seen during a media preview in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn on July 28, 2016 in New York City. File photo by Kena Betancur/Getty Images/AFP

An Indian character is causing Apple devices to crash

Feb 19, 2018 - 11:14 AM

The bug, discovered a few days ago, allegedly crashes and blocks access to messenger apps when rendering or viewing the specific Indian Telugu character

APPLE. This file photo taken on September 17, 2012 shows the Apple logo on the Apple store on 5th Avenue in New York. File photo by Don Emmert/AFP


Samsung hunting for OLED panel buyers as Apple slashes iPhone X production

Feb 19, 2018 - 11:00 AM

Samsung, who hoped other smartphone makers would adopt its OLED panels, finds the manufacturers sticking to LCD panels instead

IPHONE X. The new iPhone X is seen in the Apple Store Union Square on November 3, 2017, in San Francisco, California. File photo by Elijah Nouvelage/AFP

Why the media is a key dimension of global inequality

Feb 17, 2018 - 3:00 PM

The story of expanding global media networks is often told as if they spread freedom everywhere, liberally and evenly. But when we ask freedom for whom, the tale gets more complex.

Global media systems cannot effectively contribute to social progress until opportunities are more widely shared. Internet.org by Facebook/Facebook

LOOK: 10 iPhone X clones from China

Feb 14, 2018 - 6:15 PM

While a number of Chinese brands have made a name for themselves with their own designs, a considerable number still choose to make straight-up imitations

Photo from Oukitel