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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!

Here's how you can watch Apple's September 2018 keynote event

Sep 12, 2018 - 7:54 PM

Apple is livestreaming its keynote on Twitter for the first time ever!


What to expect: Apple's iPhone launch for 2018

Sep 12, 2018 - 5:28 PM

Apple is expected to unveil 3 new iPhone models this year and we’re rounding up what to expect during Apple's latest keynote

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

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

Apple expected to unveil new iPhones at September 12 event

Aug 31, 2018 - 10:53 AM

Three new iPhone models are expected to be revealed

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


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


Apple quarterly profit leaps in 'best June quarter ever'

Aug 01, 2018 - 6:52 AM

Apple reports that it sold 41.3 million iPhones in the recently ended quarter, just shy of the 42 million figure anticipated by analysts

HISTORICAL MONEY. Apple flirts with a history-making, trillion-dollar market value based on its share price. Photo by Josh Edelson/AFP


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


Apple inches closer to $1-T market value with earnings on the horizon

Jul 31, 2018 - 6:05 PM

A 7% rise in share price following the earnings report will make Apple the first trillion-dollar company

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


iPhone ownership top indicator of wealth in U.S. in 2016 – researchers

Jul 09, 2018 - 3:24 PM

'Across all years in our data, no individual brand is as predictive of being high-income as owning an Apple iPhone in 2016,' says researchers from the US National Bureau of Economic Research

IPHONE X. The iPhone X is one of the most expensive phones today, with a $999 launch price. Screenshot from Apple website


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 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

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.

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


New Nokia X6 adopts the notch like many Android phones this year

May 21, 2018 - 4:04 PM

It’s Nokia's first phone to sport the display cutout popularized by the iPhone X

X6. Currently a China-exclusive, rumors abound of its eventual international release. Photo from HMD Global/Nokia


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

CCTV captures alleged iPhone 6S explosion in Las Vegas repair shop

May 15, 2018 - 2:00 PM

The incident shows that any device with a lithium-ion battery can potentially explode if damaged, mishandled or defective


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 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’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's iOS 11.3 update riddled with bugs, report users

Apr 22, 2018 - 11:02 AM

Both iPhone and iPad users are reportedly experiencing distortion, stuttering, and skipping during music playback, podcasts, phone, and FaceTime calls

IPHONE 7. A worker handles a newly arrived Apple iPhone 7 at an electronic store. File photo by Eitan Abramovich/AFP


AMLC’s purchase of iPhone 7s flagged by COA

Apr 18, 2018 - 4:06 PM

AMLC drafts a budget for 24 Android phones for its investigators, but ends up buying only 16 units of the more expensive iPhone 7

FLAGGED. AMLC's purchase of 16 iPhone 7s for its investigators is flagged by the Commission on Audit.

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

Huawei P20 phones leap over iPhone X, Galaxy S9 in camera rankings

Mar 28, 2018 - 4:35 PM

The P20 Pro scores a 109 on DxOMark, 10 points higher than the previous top-rated phone, the Samsung Galaxy S9+

P20 PRO. The P20 Pro is priced at 899 euros while the standard is priced at 649 euros. Photo by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler


$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


4 future Android phones expected to have iPhone X notch

Feb 28, 2018 - 2:31 PM

The ASUS ZenFone 5 is the first high-profile Android phone to sport the iPhone X notch. It's not alone. Huawei, Xiaomi, OnePlus, and OPPO may be joining the party


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

Google likely ‘borrowing’ iPhone X notch with upcoming Android update

Feb 15, 2018 - 3:27 PM

Insiders have spoken about Google’s upcoming software update that readies new Android smartphones rumored to be mimicking the iPhone X’s cutout design


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


Facebook to test Instant Articles paywall on iOS devices

Feb 13, 2018 - 12:12 PM

Originally tested on Android devices, Facebook moves forward with testing for the subscription-based product for the iOS, beginning March 1

PAYWALL. First tested on Android phones, Instant Article paywalls will soon be tested on iOS devices. Photo from Facebook


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 downplays iBoot source code leak

Feb 09, 2018 - 4:23 PM

Apple says the source code leaked is 3 years old, and 'by design, the security of our products doesn’t depend on the secrecy of our source code'

APPLE'S IBOOT LEAK. This file photo taken on January 30, 2015 shows an iphone next to the Apple logo in Lille. File photo by Philippe Huguen/AFP

Part of source code for iPhone's operating system posted online

Feb 08, 2018 - 11:03 PM

The iBoot code is said to be part of the iPhone operating system that ensures the proper startup of iOS when you turn on the iPhone

iPhone X bug prevents users from answering calls

Feb 07, 2018 - 2:19 PM

According to one user, it takes 6 to 8 seconds after the call ringtone is first heard for the display to activate

Photo from Apple


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


EU fines chipmaker Qualcomm 1 billion euros for Apple deal

Jan 24, 2018 - 8:24 PM

The fine is the latest blow struck by the EU against US tech giants and also a fresh hit for Qualcomm, the leading global supplier of smartphone chips, following another antitrust fine of $800 million imposed by authorities in Taiwan last year

Apple facing slew of Russian lawsuits over slow iPhones

Jan 18, 2018 - 10:59 AM

Apple faces hundreds of lawsuits in Russia, in addition to a US class action and a legal enquiry in France because of the planned obsolescence of its smartphones

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


SciTech wRap for January 13, 2018

Jan 13, 2018 - 10:39 AM

Here's a roundup of our favorite science and technology stories for this week!

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

Anthony Davis dunked on Ron Baker so hard his iPhone facial recognition failed

Jan 01, 2018 - 3:38 PM

Baker roasts himself after getting posterized by Anthony Davis

BLACK EYE. Ron Baker has a black eye as a souvenir from this poster dunk by Anthony Davis. Photo from Twitter (@BR_NBA)