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iPhone 11 plans are out for Globe, Smart

Oct 21, 2019 - 5:33 PM

Pre-orders run until October 24

IPHONE 11. Screenshot from Apple live stream


The iPhone SE2 may be priced at $399 – analyst

Oct 15, 2019 - 8:43 PM

Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicts the iPhone SE2 will be priced the same as the iPhone SE when it came out

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 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


Russian man sues Apple for 'turning him gay'

Oct 04, 2019 - 7:31 AM

The man files suit in a Moscow court after an incident this summer in which a cryptocurrency called 'GayCoin' was delivered via a smartphone app, rather than the Bitcoin he had ordered

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


Google expected to unveil new Pixel phone on Oct. 15

Sep 17, 2019 - 9:58 AM

Google looks to challenge the latest generation of iPhones recently unveiled by Apple

PIXEL 3. The Google Pixel 3 phone is on display during the official launch of the new Google Pixel 3 and 3 XL phone at a press conference in New York on October 9,2018. Photo by Timothy A. Clary/AFP


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

Screenshot 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!

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


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


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


The week in phones: Xiaomi Mi 9 teaser, LG OLED speaker, 'China Red' iPhone XS

Feb 17, 2019 - 4:37 PM

The Xiaomi Mi 9 reportedly features a 48 megapixel primary sensor and an iridescent back

MI 9. Official Xiaomi photo


FaceTime bug lets callers eavesdrop as Apple promises fix this week

Jan 29, 2019 - 1:29 PM

(UPDATED) Apple has temporarily disabled Group Facetime, presumably to fix the issue, though it did not specify any actual reason behind their move

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

Qualcomm paves way for ban on some iPhones in Germany

Jan 04, 2019 - 9:20 AM

Qualcomm posts security bonds totaling $1.53 billion that would be awarded to Apple if the Munich iPhone ban is overturned by a higher court


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Jan 03, 2019 - 1:37 PM

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Apple cuts outlook, sees 'challenges' in China, emerging markets

Jan 03, 2019 - 7:35 AM

The company slashes its revenue guidance for the first fiscal quarter of 2019, ended December 29, to $84 billion – sharply lower than analyst forecasts averaging $91 billion

APPLE IN CHINA. Customers queue outside an Apple store to get their hands on the new iPhone XR in Shanghai on October 26, 2018. File photo from AFP

Apple risks iPhone ban in Germany after court case loss

Dec 21, 2018 - 11:41 AM

The iPhone 7, 7 Plus, 8, 8 Plus and X may be banned in Germany after Qualcomm wins its case against Apple

IPHONE 7. The iPhone 7 smartphone is on display on the day of its release at Covent Garden in London on September 16, 2016.  Photo by Jack Taylor/AFP


Qualcomm wants iPhone Xs, Xs Max, XR banned in China too

Dec 14, 2018 - 1:54 PM

This follows the ban on some older iPhone models – the iPhone 6, 6s, 7, 7 Plus, 8, 8 Plus, and the X – earlier this week

IPHONE XR. Photo from Apple


China court bans iPhone sales in patent dispute – Qualcomm

Dec 10, 2018 - 10:51 PM

The move marks the latest in a long-running dispute over patents and royalties between California tech giants Apple and Qualcomm playing out in courts and administrative bodies worldwide

(FILES) In this file photo taken on November 20, 2018 an iPhone sits on display at an Apple store in lower Manhattan in New York City. A Chinese court ordered a ban in the country on iPhone sales in a patent dispute between US chipmaker Qualcomm and Apple, according to a Qualcomm statement on December 10, 2018. The statement said the Fuzhou Intermediate People's Court had granted Qualcomm's request for two preliminary injunctions against four subsidiaries of Apple, ordering them to immediately to stop selling the iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X. SPENCER PLATT / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP

Google extends telecom service Fi to iPhones

Nov 29, 2018 - 12:59 PM

The freshly renamed 'Google Fi' service aims to take on traditional carriers by letting people pay based on how much data they use and roam internationally

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


Smart launches iPhone Xs series with an epic surprise for loyal subscribers

Nov 19, 2018 - 3:33 PM

15 lucky subscribers each received a surprise upgrade to a 512 GB iPhone Xs Max — the latest and top-of-the-line iPhone variant currently available

iPhone XR arrives November 16 in PH via Globe

Nov 07, 2018 - 2:41 PM

Pre-orders will begin on November 9

Promotional material from Globe


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


Apple's 5G iPhone expected in 2020 - report

Nov 05, 2018 - 3:01 PM

Apple wants to use an Intel 8161 5G modem chip for the 2020 devices

A FUTURE 5G IPHONE? 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 quarterly profit leaps but shares slip on outlook

Nov 02, 2018 - 10:23 AM

Apple says net profit climbs thanks to growing sales of digital content and services to of users and other Apple gadgetry including iPhones

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. File photo by Josh Edelson/AFP


U.S. phone owners holding on to old devices far longer than ever – study

Oct 31, 2018 - 3:39 PM

The study suggests that U.S. phone owners would wait almost 3 years to make an upgrade

iOS 12.1 with Group FaceTime rolls out on Wednesday

Oct 30, 2018 - 11:30 AM

With the new update, FaceTime now supports 32 concurrent participants, up from 2


WATCH: Smart launches the iPhone Xs, Xs Max with Kris Aquino

Oct 29, 2018 - 12:29 PM

The new iPhones officially become available at retail, with Smart being one of the outlets to hold a launch

IPHONE LAUNCH. Sam YG and Kris Aquino host the launch of the new iPhones. All photos by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler

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


iPhone XS, XS Max available on Globe on October 26

Oct 12, 2018 - 12:50 PM

Pre-orders start on October 19

IPHONE X S and X S Max, Screenshot from livestream.


iPhone XS, XS Max owners report charging problems

Oct 01, 2018 - 3:35 PM

Some models reportedly refuse to charge while in sleep mode and when the screen is off

Screenshot from Apple


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Sep 13, 2018 - 2:16 PM

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iPhones now dual-sim capable with the XS and XS Max

Sep 13, 2018 - 3:46 AM

The iPhone XS starts at $999 while the XS Max starts at $1,099

DUAL-SIM. The XS and XS Max are the first iPhones to have a dual-sim feature. Screenshot from Apple presentation


With iPhone XR, Apple says goodbye to bezels, legacy design

Sep 13, 2018 - 3:20 AM

It sports a new screen called 'liquid retina'

XR. Apple says goodbye to the bezeled era with the entry-level XR. Photo from Apple


At a glance: The major announcements from Apple's September 2018 keynote

Sep 13, 2018 - 2:05 AM

Check out Apple's announcements at a glance!