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Purported iPhone 8 schematics show ‘bezel-less’ front, rear Touch ID, supposed dimensions

In what is the first supposed leak of ‘real’ iPhone 8 technical schematics, an image posted to Weibo today claims to show technical drawings for the next-generation iPhone straight from Foxconn. The drawings depict an iPhone 8 front and back with minimal bezels on the left and right sides of the …

Mobile Technology

Apple releases iOS 10.3 with Find My AirPods and launches Night Shift on the Mac

It’s a busy day for Apple updates<p>Apple is currently in the process of rolling out iOS 10.3, with the biggest new feature reserved for AirPods owners. You can now track the location of Apple’s wireless earbuds in the Find My iPhone app, either by playing a sound from one or both misplaced AirPods, …

Apple printed out giant tweets for its new iPad Pro ad campaign

iPad Pro vs. PC<p>Apple has released a new series of iPad Pro commercials comparing its newest tablet to PCs. In the ads, Apple uses real tweets from Twitter users who have been replaced by actors in the ads (at least one of the account owners was contacted before the ad went live). The commercials …

New iPhone might have a 'function area' instead of a home button

There's no lack of rumors about the upcoming iPhone's screen, which is widely expected to be covering the phone's entire face. But the latest report …

Apple reportedly going all in with wireless charging for the iPhone 8

Apple has been long-rumored to bring wireless charging with the upcoming iPhone overhaul and it seems the electronics titan is finally pulling the trigger on the new tech.<p>Esteemed KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has suggested we can expect all three rumored iPhone 8 models to feature inductive …

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All Three New 2017 iPhones to Feature Wireless Charging

Apple is widely rumored to launch three new iPhones this year, and KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo now claims that all of them will feature wireless charging.<p>Kuo said wireless charging increases the internal temperature of smartphones, so he expects the rumored iPhone 8 with an OLED display and …

Mobile Technology

Apple Could Purge Tens of Thousands of Old iOS Apps

Mashable has noted a change in Apple’s compatibility warning that suggests future versions of iOS will not support a swathe of older software. Among …

Apple could be working on ARM-based Mac chips to make the Mac more efficient

Apple is already using an ARM -based chip in the latest MacBook Pro with a Touch Bar and Touch ID sensor. According to a new report from Bloomberg, the company could go one step further and use the co-processor to offload some tasks.<p>But first, let’s talk about the co-processor in the MacBook Pro …

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Tim Cook is living in the future (and you can too)

Tim Cook is living the Jetsons lifestyle — minus the jetpack and flying car — thanks to Siri and the growing number of HomeKit devices on the market.<p>The Apple CEO offered a rare glimpse into his private life Tuesday during Apple’s quarterly financial report, painting a picture of techno-utopian …

​Apple reportedly designing its own chip for Mac laptops

That could translate to a battery life boost and also mean the brains of your MacBook could start looking a lot more like the brains of your iPhone or iPad.<p>Apple is reportedly designing a chip for Mac laptops that could boost battery life while also helping it achieve more independence from Intel …

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Apple will eventually require apps to use the new iOS 10.3 API for App Store rating popups

Apple is launching an official way for developers to ask for ratings in the App Store with iOS 10.3. The new system attempts to strike a balance for customer experience and developer incentive, allowing users to leave a rating without leaving the app — but the API enforces that the developer can …

Apps

Apple will let developers reply to reviews in the App Store soon, for iOS and Mac apps

Apple has announced that it will soon let developers reply to reviews on the iPhone, iPad and Mac App Stores. As part of the iOS 10.3 release notes, the company says that by the time iOS 10.3 is available to customers, developers will be able to respond to customer reviews on the App Store.<p>This is …

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Apple won a patent for an Apple Watch with speakers and touch screens in the band

For instance, each band link may contain an electronic device like a speaker, switch, button, or touch screen, which the patent document describes as an "input device."<p>These input devices are capable of communicating with the main device, such as the Apple Watch, to instruct it to perform an action …

Apple Plotting ‘Significant’ Push Into Scripted TV Shows, Movies (Report)

Apple wants to stocks its music-subscription service with original scripted TV shows and potentially movies, seeking to become a bigger Hollywood …

Apple to switch up its manufacturing process for iPhone 8

Apple will adopt a new manufacturing process to deliver an all-new form factor for iPhone 8, according to a new report. The next-generation Apple smartphone will use a stainless steel forging process for its metal frame as opposed to traditional CNC machining.<p>To celebrate the iPhone’s 10th …

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Apple to play its Trump card and boost its ‘Made in America’ credentials

Apple has submitted a notice to the US Foreign Trade Zones Board, signaling its intent to vastly expand manufacturing capabilities at its Mesa, Arizona facility, where it already produces components for its computer systems.<p>Apple’s notice was submitted on December 27, and published on the Federal …

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The 10th Anniversary iPhone May Be the Best iPhone Yet

For the first time in three years, Apple is prepping a brand new design for the 2017 iPhone upgrade cycle. And based on early leaks and rumors, the …

Apple drops first new beta updates of 2017

The first big batch of beta updates of 2017 have finally arrived from Apple, bringing developers a slew of bug fixes and performance improvements on the Mac, iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch and Apple TV.<p>Apple’s betas come nearly three weeks after the last batch of updates. The new software updates …

Smart TV

New Apple Watch to Launch in Fall 2017 With Improved Battery Life But No Major Design Changes

Apple's third-generation Apple Watch is expected to be unveiled in the third quarter of 2017 and will focus on improving battery life and overall performance, according to a new report out of China.<p>On Tuesday, the Chinese-language <i>Economic Daily News</i> (<i>EDN</i>) claimed the next iteration of the wearable …

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Apple Loop: New iPhone 8 Leaks, Apple AirPods Latest Issue, Major MacBook Pro Problems

Taking a look back at another week of news from Cupertino, this week’s Apple Loop includes an old design for the rumored iPhone 7S, more details on the iPhone 8′s OLED screen, the ongoing battery issues with the MacBook Pro, faults in the iPhone 7 camera, AirPod charging issues, secrets of the iOS …

Mobile Technology

Apple reportedly sourcing 5.8-inch AMOLED panels for next iPhone exclusively from Samsung

We’re still several months away from the next major iPhone launch so the rumors don’t paint a particularly clear picture of what to expect just yet. Digitimes points to a new supply chain report, however, that continues to believe a new 5.8-inch iPhone with an AMOLED panel supplied exclusively by …

Mobile Technology

Apple publishes its first AI research paper

When Apple said it would publish its artificial intelligence research, it raised at least a couple of big questions. When would we see the first paper? And would the public data be important, or would the company keep potential trade secrets close to the vest? At last, we have answers. Apple …

Apple AirPods still work and practically unscathed after 10ft drop test, washing machine cycle and water submersion

Yesterday, we shared a video of a marathon runner testing the real-world resilience of the AirPods as fitness workout headphones. Apple doesn’t claim that the wireless earbuds are waterproof so there were some fears that they would be ruined by sweat or simply fall out.<p>These concerns appear …

Tech Trends

Apple's Sierra update 'fixes' Mac battery woes by removing 'time remaining' estimate

After the new MacBook Pro came out in October, a number of users complained about the device's battery life. Apple advertises 10 hours of battery …

We might finally know why Apple delayed its futuristic wireless earbuds

The little white earphones were expected to go on sale sometime in October for $159. We're now approaching Christmas, however, and they're still nowhere to be seen.<p>Apple formally delayed the earbuds in October, saying it needed "a little more time before AirPods are ready for customers," but it has …

MacBook Pro Users Express Concerns About Limited Battery Life

A subset of users who purchased a new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar claim to be experiencing shorter than expected battery life.<p>In particular, some users claim to be getting as little as 3 to 6 hours of battery life on a single charge, or between 30% and 60% of the up to 10 hours advertised.<p><i>MacRumors</i> …

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Apple iOS 10.2 Release Imminent After Beta 5 Rolls Out To Devs, Public Beta Testers

Apple is constantly working to improve and update its mobile operating system for its iPhones and iPads. The Cupertino giant is currently working on …

The next Apple Watch could have a circular display

A newly published Apple patent shows the company is thinking about giving the Apple Watch a round facelift.<p>The Apple Watch design may come full circle. Apple patents published Thursday indicate that the California tech company may give the Apple Watch a circular display.<p>Both the original Apple …

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The iPhone 8 might break a record set by the iPhone 6

Apple might start reporting launch weekend iPhone sales numbers again next year, assuming this report is accurate: renowned Apple analyst Ming-Chi …

Could Apple's AirPods be delayed due to connectivity problems?

+1<p>Share<p>Tweet<p>Share<p>Stumble<p>Pin<p>Apple’s AirPods were kind of a big deal for Apple when they announced them at their iPhone Keynote, but they’re still …

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