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iPhone SE2 coming 2020 – report

Oct 10, 2019 - 7:06 PM

Aside from the iPhone SE2, the report says a new iPad Pro and an augmented reality headset are in the works

A NEW IPHONE SE? A new version of the iPhone SE may be heading to stores in 2020. Image from Apple.

Apple pulls Hong Kong app used by protesters after China warning

Oct 10, 2019 - 2:12 PM

Apple's pulling of HKmap.live is blasted as bowing to China and comes as high-profile brands come under pressure from communist authorities over perceived support for democracy demonstrations in Hong Kong

Apple releases Philippine prices for iPhone 11, 11 Pro, and 11 Pro Max

Oct 09, 2019 - 5:28 PM

The base iPhone 11 model starts at P47,990

Screenshot from Apple live stream


China warns Apple against 'reckless' support of Hong Kong protesters

Oct 09, 2019 - 1:08 PM

An opinion piece in the People's Daily, the mouthpiece of the ruling Communist Party, highlights a transport app available on Apple's store that it alleges helps protesters identify police in Hong Kong

CHINA WARNS APPLE. A man takes pictures using the latest iPhone model outside an Apple store in Hangzhou in China's eastern Zhejiang province on September 20, 2019. Photo by AFP

iPhone 11 pre-orders at Globe, Smart start on October 18

Oct 08, 2019 - 3:48 PM

(UPDATED) Pricing for Apple's iPhone 11 series has not yet been revealed by either telco

APPLE 11 PRO. The new Apple 11 Pro is seen on display during an Apple product launch event at Apple's headquarters in Cupertino, California on Tuesday, on September 10, 2019. Photo by Josh Edelson/AFP


iPhone 11 to arrive October 25 in the Philippines

Oct 03, 2019 - 3:57 PM

Expect prices to be announced soon

IPHONE 11. Screenshot from Apple livestream


New tricks: What are iOS 13’s most useful new features?

Sep 23, 2019 - 4:22 PM

Here’s a quick list of worthwhile additions in Apple’s latest mobile software update, from the much-awaited dark mode to enhanced privacy settings

IOS 13. The newest version of Apple's operating system for iPhones is now available for download. Photo by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler

Apple Arcade could boost ranks of video game players

Sep 19, 2019 - 2:15 PM

Apple Arcade differs from rivals by offering unlimited access for a flat monthly fee to more than 100 exclusive games uninterrupted by ads or microtransactions

APPLE ARCADE. In this file photo taken on September 10, 2019 Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks on-stage during a product launch event at Apple's headquarters in Cupertino, California. Photo by Josh Edelson/AFP

Apple slams EU as epic court battle over tax bill begins

Sep 17, 2019 - 10:19 AM

(3rd UPDATE) The EU's tax demand, made 3 years ago, 'defies reality and common sense,' Apple's lawyer Daniel Beard tells the EU's lower General Court

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 Watch Series 3 price down to P11,990

Sep 13, 2019 - 2:02 PM

Series 3's price goes down from P17,990

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iPhone XR vs. iPhone 11: Which should you get?

Sep 12, 2019 - 7:26 PM

The XR is now priced cheaper, while the 11 boasts fancy new camera tricks and the latest Apple processor

iPhone XR Philippine price down to P40,990

Sep 12, 2019 - 7:16 PM

The iPhone 8 and 8 Plus also get price cuts

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Apple TV+ debuts in the Philippines on November 1

Sep 11, 2019 - 5:07 AM

Apple enters the online streaming market

APPLE TV+. Screenshot from Apple


Apple Arcade arrives September 20 in the Philippines for P249 a month

Sep 11, 2019 - 4:40 AM

Apple will be offering a one-month free trial for the games subscription service

APPLE ARCADE. Photo from Apple


Apple unveils iPhone 11 models, with price cut

Sep 11, 2019 - 3:57 AM

The cheapest iPhone 11 retails for $699, which is $50 cheaper than last year's budget iPhone XR

Things and objects the iPhone 11 cameras have been compared to

Sep 11, 2019 - 3:38 AM

Anime eyes, spider eyes, shavers, stoves – you name it, and Twitter's got it

IPHONE 11 PRO. Photo from Apple


Everything Apple announced at its September 2019 event

Sep 11, 2019 - 1:01 AM

Check out our list of announcements from Apple's September 2019 event!

What’s Apple announcing aside from new iPhones at their September 2019 event?

Sep 10, 2019 - 4:39 PM

A new Apple Watch, and specific details on Apple TV+ and Arcade are some of the things we're hoping to hear about at Apple's iPhone event

ARCADE. Ann Thai, senior product marketing manager of the App Store at Apple Inc., speaks during a company product launch event at the Steve Jobs Theater at Apple Park on March 25, 2019 in Cupertino, California. Photo by Michael Short/Getty Images/AFP

Where to watch Apple’s iPhone 11 event online

Sep 10, 2019 - 3:46 PM

Apple streams one of their events on YouTube for the 1st time

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New iPhones to share limelight as Apple revs up services

Sep 10, 2019 - 2:03 PM

About a third of the 900 million iPhone users around the world are in an upgrade 'window,' meaning a strong potential for handset sales, according to analyst Dan Ives.

Screenshot from Apple livestream


iPhone to share the spotlight with services at Apple's big event

Sep 08, 2019 - 10:34 AM

Current speculation is that Apple will introduce 3 upgraded iPhones, including Pro models, and a successor to its more affordable iPhone XR

THE NEXT BIG THING. In this file photo taken on June 03, 2019 Apple CEO Tim Cook presents the keynote address during Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) in San Jose, California. File photo by Brittany Hosea-Small / AFP

iPhone 11: Expected specs, features, price

Sep 05, 2019 - 7:33 PM

Apple's latest iPhone offerings will be revealed on September 10

APPLE. In this file photo, a reporter walks by an Apple logo during a media event in San Francisco, California. Photo by Josh Edelson/AFP


Google reveals years-long 'indiscriminate' iPhone hack

Aug 30, 2019 - 5:43 PM

Google reports a two-year iPhone hacking operation that exposed user photos, live user location information, and other data


Next iPhone expected to be unveiled September 10

Aug 30, 2019 - 2:18 PM

Mark your calendars, Apple fans

IPHONE. A customer touches the screen of the new iPhone X at the Apple Store Union Square in San Francisco, California.Photo by Elijah Nouvelage/AFP


Apple loosens grip on iPhone repair work

Aug 30, 2019 - 11:16 AM

The change comes in the face of criticism that the iPhone maker's tight grip on where repair work could be done was unfair

Photo from Apple


Apple apologizes for listening to Siri talk, sets new rules

Aug 29, 2019 - 12:08 PM

Apple will allow its employees to review conversations only from customers who opt into the 'Siri grading' program to improve the voice recognition technology

SIRI. In this file photo taken on September 9, 2015 a reporter walks by an Apple logo during a media event in San Francisco, California. File photo by Josh Edelson/AFP

PSA: McDonald’s Twister Fries are back, and we're ready

Aug 29, 2019 - 11:52 AM

Other limited edition items like the Ebi Burger and Teriyaki Samurai Burger are back, too – plus a new Fuji Apple McFreeze

U.S. tech industry cool on Trump deal on France digital tax

Aug 28, 2019 - 9:47 AM

France's levy has been criticized in Washington for departing from precedent on taxing revenue instead of profits and for targeting a narrow group of companies

GAFA. This combination of pictures shows the logos of the GAFA, named after US multinational technology and Internet-related services company Google, Amazon, Facebook and Apple, displayed on a tablet in Paris, on February 18, 2019. Photo by Lionel Bonaventure/AFP


How to use Smart carrier billing on the App Store, Apple Music, and iTunes

Aug 27, 2019 - 10:00 PM

Subscribers can now use their Smart postpaid or prepaid lines to make App Store purchases

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Next iPhone to have 'Pro' version, shatter-proof body

Aug 25, 2019 - 9:41 AM

Apple is expected to unveil three new iPhone models this September, 2 of which are going to reportedly have 'Pro' in its name

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Apple debuts credit card in U.S. as it readies TV+ launch

Aug 21, 2019 - 12:31 PM

Apple Card has features that could shake up the credit card industry include not charging fees, giving users cash back on purchases, and providing tools for people to better manage their debt

APPLE CARD. Image from Apple


In PH, Samsung, Apple edge out Huawei in mobile download speeds

Aug 16, 2019 - 4:28 PM

Opensignal studies how mobile phone quality can improve or degrade one's mobile network experience

Huawei still number 2 smartphone seller despite U.S. sanctions

Aug 01, 2019 - 3:49 PM

The Chinese firm manages to boost its sales even as the overall market declined, remaining on the heels of sector leader Samsung and ahead of US-based Apple

Photo from Huawei


Apple gets lift from services, offsetting iPhone weakness

Jul 31, 2019 - 11:46 AM

Profit in the quarter ending in June falls 13% from the year-ago period to $10 billion while overall revenues increase 1% to a better-than-forecast $53.8 billion

APPLE. In this file photo taken on June 03, 2019 Apple CEO Tim Cook presents the keynote address during Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) in San Jose, California. Photo by Brittany Hosea-Small / AFP


SoftBank unveils investment fund to drive 'AI revolution'

Jul 26, 2019 - 2:53 PM

Japan's SoftBank group plans to partner with tech firms including Apple and Microsoft in a new $108-billion investment fund to accelerate the 'AI revolution'

SOFTBANK. This picture taken on November 23, 2018 shows people walking in front of a shop of Japan's telecoms giant SoftBank in Tokyo. Photo by Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP


Apple takes majority stake in Intel modem unit

Jul 26, 2019 - 2:43 PM

Intel chief executive Bob Swan says the deal 'enables us to focus on developing technology for the 5G network while retaining critical intellectual property and modem technology that our team has created'


U.S. announces antitrust review of Big Tech firms

Jul 24, 2019 - 10:36 AM

The Justice Department does not name specific companies but appears to signal targeting Google, Facebook and Amazon, which dominate key sectors of the digital economy

BIG TECH. This illustration picture taken on April 20, 2018 in Paris shows apps for Google, Amazon, Facebook, Apple (GAFA) and the reflection of a binary code displayed on a tablet screen. Photo by Lionel Bonaventure/AFP

Apple in talks to buy Intel smartphone chip unit – report

Jul 23, 2019 - 4:48 PM

Apple has been investing in its own mobile chips to ramp up performance and features in its devices and reduce its dependence on Qualcomm

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Smoothie Saturdays: Spinach apple

Jul 13, 2019 - 5:04 PM

Enjoy this nourishing and cleansing smoothie

Spinach apple smoothie

Apple Watch Walkie Talkie app disabled due to vulnerability

Jul 11, 2019 - 5:29 PM

The vulnerability lets other people listen to another person's iPhone without consent

APPLE WATCH SERIES 4. Screenshot from livestream.


Apple's star designer Jony Ive to set up own firm

Jun 28, 2019 - 11:38 AM

Ive will pursue 'personal projects' but also continue to work closely 'on a range of projects with Apple,' the California tech company says

JONY IVE. Apple's Chief Design OfficerJony Ive speaks onstage during the 2017 New Yorker TechFest at Cedar Lake on October 6, 2017 in New York City. Photo by Brian Ach/Getty Images for The New Yorker/AFP


Apple recalls Macbook Pros over battery fire risk

Jun 21, 2019 - 7:00 PM

The recall affects 15-inch MacBook Pros with Retina displays sold between September 2015 and February 2017. Apple adds it will replace batteries free of charge.

MACBOOK PRO TROUBLE. 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

Apple says U.S. tariffs on China would backfire

Jun 21, 2019 - 11:01 AM

Apple says the tariff proposal by Trump would hurt Apple's ability to compete and also end up reducing the tech giant's contributions to the US economy in taxes and investments

APPLE. In this file photo taken on September 9, 2015 a reporter walks by an Apple logo during a media event in San Francisco, California.Photo by Josh Edelson/AFP


First 5G iPhones to launch in 2020 – report

Jun 18, 2019 - 8:02 PM

5G is reportedly coming to two new iPhone models: a 5.4-inch and a 6.7-inch one

IPHONE X. A customer touches the screen of the new iPhone X at the Apple Store Union Square on November 3, 2017, in San Francisco, California. File photo by Elijah Nouvelage/AFP


Latest iOS beta reminds you to unsubscribe from paid services during uninstalls

Jun 18, 2019 - 7:35 PM

Apple's iOS 13 beta appears to be prompting users if they have a subscription to an app they're uninstalling from their device

U.S. antitrust hammer for Big Tech: What happens next?

Jun 05, 2019 - 1:05 PM

Each firm has different issues, but any probes could center on whether they abused their dominant position and stifled competition

Developers sue Apple over app store fees

Jun 05, 2019 - 12:52 PM

The lawsuit, which was filed in federal court in California, claims Apple cornered the market with its iOS App Store, collecting a 30% commission on all app sales and in-app purchases

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Power Mac Center opens its first Mobile Care Service Center

Jun 04, 2019 - 1:56 PM

Apple users can now get their products repaired at Power Mac Center's service center at The Podium

Photo from Power Mac Center


'Sign in with Apple': A more secure alternative to Google and Facebook sign-ins?

Jun 04, 2019 - 10:03 AM

Apple promises it won't profile users or track their activity with its own app sign-in option

Screenshot from Apple website


All the top announcements at WWDC 2019: iOS 13, iPadOS, macOS Catalina

Jun 04, 2019 - 8:28 AM

The new version of iOS, and macOS arrive along with the very first version of iPadOS

All screenshots from Apple livestream