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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 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


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


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

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

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

Screenshot from Apple


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


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


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

Screenshot from Apple website


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


Apple will again launch a trio of iPhones later this year – report

Jan 14, 2019 - 2:20 PM

The successor of the XS Max will reportedly sport 3 rear cameras

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Apple resumes iPhone X production as new iPhones struggle – report

Nov 23, 2018 - 2:16 PM

Apple's original notched phone makes its return

IPHONE X. Shutterstock photo


Apple cancels iPhone XR production boost due to low demand – report

Nov 06, 2018 - 9:01 AM

Budget-conscious buyers are going for last year's iPhone 8 and 8 Plus instead


iPhone Xs and Xs Max: Smart postpaid rates

Oct 20, 2018 - 11:45 AM

Smart releases its iPhone Xs and Xs Max packages shortly after Globe releases theirs

Screenshot from Apple livestream.


iPhone Xs and Xs Max: Globe postpaid rates

Oct 19, 2018 - 1:45 PM

Globe releases their postpaid rates for Apple's new iPhones


Apple releases PH prices for iPhone XS, XS Max, XR

Oct 16, 2018 - 11:22 AM

The most expensive variant is just about P2,500 away from breaching the P100,000 mark

IPHONE XR. The XR is Apple's 'budget' offering. Photo from Apple


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Sep 13, 2018 - 2:16 PM

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Apple admits iPhone 8 logic board defect, sets up replacement program

Sep 03, 2018 - 10:14 PM

If your iPhone 8 has been having random restarts and screen freezes, it might be one of the 'very small percentage' of units Apple claims as having a defective logic board

U.S. gov't asked Facebook to help wiretap Messenger – report

Aug 20, 2018 - 3:37 PM

The case is reminiscent of Apple's case in 2016 when the FBI asked it to break into a locked iPhone for an investigation

Photo from Shutterstock


Images of alleged upsized iPhone X emerge online

Aug 01, 2018 - 6:28 AM

Alongside it is the 'midrange iPhone' which will reportedly sport a 6.1-inch LCD screen

COOK. Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks during a product launch event at Apple headquarters in Cupertino, California. Photo by Josh Edelson/AFP


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'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.

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


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.

'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 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 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

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

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

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


Tear-jerking iPhone X short film goes viral in time for Chinese New Year

Feb 12, 2018 - 1:11 PM

'If your family reunion only lasts three minutes, what will you do?' asks this 7-minute feature, shot entirely on an iPhone X

WAITING GAME. A boy waits for his mother in this screenshot from '3 Minutes,' a short film shot on an iPhone X. Screenshot from Apple/YouTube


Apple delivers record profit, seeks to allay iPhone X fears

Feb 02, 2018 - 11:35 AM

'The iPhone X surpassed our expectations,' says Apple CEO Tim Cook, contrary to rumors that said that the Apple flagship wasn't doing well

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


U.S. agencies investigate Apple over iPhone slowdown

Jan 31, 2018 - 2:45 PM

Authorities are looking into whether Apple investors were misled about the performance of iPhones

IPHONE SNAFU. iPhone 7s or older are affected by the forced slowdown from the early 2017 iOS update. Photo from Apple


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Smoking iPhone battery forces evacuation at Zurich store

Jan 10, 2018 - 12:23 AM

'A shop assistant sustained minor burns while removing the battery that overheated,' a police statement says, adding that 7 others received medical attention but did not need to be taken to hospital for treatment

OVERHEATING IPHONE. 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 bumps up timeline of $29 battery replacement price, now in effect

Dec 31, 2017 - 7:02 PM

Apple says the $29 replacement price will be made effective immediately, rather than in late January

Apple apologizes for slowing iPhones, offers discounted batteries

Dec 29, 2017 - 5:10 PM

Apple is reducing the price of an out-of-warranty iPhone battery replacement from $79 to $29 for anyone with an iPhone 6 or later whose battery needs to be replaced

IPHONE. Apple offers discounted batteries to users needing a battery upgrade as the firm apologizes for slowing down the performance of the iPhone. AFP photo.

Apple admits to slowing iPhones as batteries age

Dec 22, 2017 - 12:05 PM

Apple says it's to help older iPhone adapt to new OS features, but admission fuels theories that it's to nudge people to buy newer models

PLANNED OBSOLESCENCE. Apple confirms a long-held belief among conspiracy theorists that Apple slows down older iPhones through time. Pictured is Apple CEO Tim Cook speaking at a launch event in 2016. File photo by Josh Edelson/AFP


Apple planning lower-cost iPhone for 2018 – reports

Dec 08, 2017 - 12:31 PM

We're talking about Apple here though

BACK TO METAL. Pictured are the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, which have metal backs – just like one of the rumored 2018 iPhones. The iPhone 8, 8 Plus and X, the 2017 releases, all have glass backs for wireless charging. Photo from Apple


Apple releases Philippine off-contract prices for iPhone 8 series, iPhone X

Nov 16, 2017 - 5:17 PM

Be prepared to shell out up to P74,000 for the iPhone X with the 256GB storage capacity!

New Samsung ad mocks iPhone and its history of launches

Nov 06, 2017 - 5:20 PM

The minute-long ad features a young man growing slowly dissatisfied with the iPhone as he gets older

A CHOICE. A man makes the switch from iOS to Android using a Samsung phone. Screen shot from YouTube video

Benchmarks show that iOS updates don't slow down old iPhones

Oct 10, 2017 - 4:10 PM

New 3DMark test results show a minimal performance decrease among older iPhones after upgrading to iOS 11


WATCH: A rundown of Apple's new iPhones in 2 minutes

Sep 13, 2017 - 9:03 PM

Here s a rundown of the iPhone 8 8 Plus and the X s specs and features

IPHONE X. The X has a new edge-to-edge display called 'Super Retina'. Photo from Apple.


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