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The 2009 iPhone 3GS is going back on sale in South Korea

The Apple iPhone 3GS is going <i>back</i> on sale via South Korean carrier SK Telink after a new batch was found still in boxes at a warehouse, as reported by <i>VentureBeat</i>. The devices will be sold with original packaging for 44,000 won (about $41) with no contract. When the phone first came out in 2009, the …

iPhone

Apple signs Oprah for a multi-year deal

Apple has been building its programming roster as it gears up for a launch of its TV platform, and it's latest deal is with Oprah Winfrey. The company announced today that it will be creating original programs with Winfrey that "embrace her incomparable ability to connect with audiences around the …

Battlestar Galactica

Lego is basically building AR ‘Sims’ for its playsets

Lego is infusing its bricks with digital magic in a series of new augmented reality experiences using Apple's updated ARKit 2. The Lego AR experiences, due out later this year, combine real-world Lego buildings with digital landscapes. Build a physical Lego structure, such as the Assembly Square …

Augmented Reality

Apple is adding group FaceTime video calls to iOS 12

Apple is adding the ability to FaceTime more people onto a video call, allowing up to 32 people to be on the call — and tapping an increasing interest in group video calling stemming from apps like Houseparty<p>As far as features go, this was a pretty natural addition to the FaceTime App. Houseparty …

Apps

Apple Debuts iOS 12, Group FaceTime, New Augmented Reality Apps

<b>Apple</b> (AAPL) on Monday unveiled its next-generation mobile operating system, iOS 12, which boasts faster performance and enhanced features such as …

Smart TV

How to watch Apple's WWDC keynote

It's already that time of year again: WWDC, Apple's annual developer conference. You can peep it live, as it happens, right here from wherever you are at 1PM Eastern/10AM Pacific. New this year? You'll be able to watch the keynote in Chrome and Firefox in addition to Safari and Microsoft Edge. It's …

Apple

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak still hates this iPhone X feature after months of using it

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak famously said the iPhone X would be the first model of the device he would not get on day one. In December, Apple CEO …

Steve Wozniak

Apple unveils iOS 12 for iPhone and iPad

Apple has officially announced iOS 12 for iPhone and iPad at its annual Worldwide Developer Conference in San Jose. We’ll update our story below with details as they’re announced.<p>Apple says iOS 12 doubles down on performance<br>• iOS 12 will be supported on all iOS 11 devices<br>• Apps launch 40% faster, …

Apps

iOS 12: 8 features we want to see in Apple's new iPhone software

Apple is expected to announce its new mobile operating system, iOS 12, at its Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) event today.<p>The software update won’t be available to the public right away, but is expected to be released later this year. Here’s what’s on our wishlist for iOS 12. While iOS 12 …

Apple

Apple Explains How iOS 12 Will 'Help You Limit Distractions', Announces Grouped Notifications

As expected, Apple today revealed a multitude of features coming to iOS 12 that will improve the user's digital health and "help you limit distractions." These features will be built into iOS 12 and feed back into a new area of the Settings app called "Screen Time," found under Do Not …

Apps

Apple’s iOS 12 improves performance, even on your old iPhone

As expected from Apple's developer-focused showcase here at WWDC, here's your first glimpse of iOS 12. Previewing what's headed to your iPhone (and iPad) later this year, you might be surprised that it doesn't look all that different. CEO Tim Cook teased that the customer is at the center of …

iOS

Here are the biggest iOS 12 features Apple announced at WWDC 2018

Apple

Follow Our WWDC Coverage & Join the Conversation Live

By now you likely know that Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference keynote event will take place Monday, June 4. This year, we want to have a two-way conversation with you all during the event. We’ll joke, share information, and host an after-party in the form of a live podcast. Follow along and …

Apple

Google Will Try to Tackle Latest iPhones With Pixel Phone Upgrades

Google is working on an upgraded Pixel smartphone line for this fall, including a model with a nearly edge-to-edge screen, seeking to boost revenue …

Mobile Technology

Apple might launch a triple camera setup on its 2019 iPhones which will support 3D sensing capabilities: Report

While it is yet to be seen if Apple is launching an iPhone at this year’s WWDC developer conference, reports have emerged about an iPhone that is …

Augmented Reality

iPhones lead online smartphone sales in China – Counterpoint

There has been a mix of good and bad news for Apple in China of late. Canalys relegated Apple to the ‘Others’ category after strong sales by local brands, but Apple’s own numbers show the market to be as big as Europe.<p>Apple’s reputation took a hit as customers questioned the company’s transparency, …

IPhone 8

Apple ‘proud to advance’ new USB-IF HID standard for braille displays along with other tech companies

USB Implementers Forum has today shared a new Human Interface Device standard for braille displays. This marks an important step for providing greater accessibility to those with low vision or blindness to devices across manufacturers and operating systems.<p>Announced in a press release, USB-IF notes …

Braille

Telegram CEO says Apple is blocking Telegram updates worldwide

The popular messaging app, Telegram, hasn’t seen an App Store update since late March. It now appears that ever since Russian authorities ruled that the app was illegal in the country, the company has been unable to release an update to the App Store in any region.<p>Apple has yet to respond, so it’s …

App Store

Xiaomi's new Mi 8 Android phone shamelessly copies the iPhone X

Xiaomi built its mobile empire with iPhone knockoffs, and it looks the company hasn't outgrown the habit.<p>The Chinese tech titan announced a trio of …

Mobile Technology

Apple just cut the price of the one cable you can't get anywhere else that charges your iPhone super fast

Apple recently dropped the price of one of its iPhone cords from $25 to $19, eagle-eyed Apple blog 9to5Mac spotted on Monday.<p>Normally a cable price cut wouldn't be news, but this is one of the most important cords that Apple makes.<p>On one side, it has a Lightning connector, which is how most people …

Mobile Technology

This app hacked the iPhone’s dual camera system, and you’ve never seen anything like it

Apple wasn’t the first smartphone maker to switch to a dual-lens camera setup on the back of its handsets. Of course once Apple did it, plenty of …

Mobile Photography

Tesla’s Siri integration now works with Model 3

In version 3.3.3 of the Tesla iOS app, released today, Siri integration now works with the Model 3.<p>The changelog states that it’s only “minor fixes and improvements,” but I’d argue that this is more than just a minor improvement.<p>Tesla has had Siri integration for the Model S and X since November, …

Audiophile Calls AirPods ‘Best’ Wireless Earbuds He’s Ever Heard

Vlad Savov, a self-professed audiophile and one of The Verge’s founding editorial staff members, was skeptical of AirPods. That is, until he got …

Apple is Tightening the Rules on 'What's New' Changelogs in App Store

Apple this week informed members of its Developer Program that it will be enforcing stricter rules for "What's New in This Version," the section on the App Store in which developers can list changes they made to their apps.<p>Starting in April, developers will only be able to edit the "What's New" …

iPhone X SE Leak Reveals Apple's Design Decision

Apple’s 2018 iPhone plans are becoming clear. We already know there will be three iPhone X-inspired new models and they will cost significantly more, but a new design leak suggests the cheapest new model will also be the most successful…<p>Backing up video footage from leak specialist Macotakara last …

Mobile Technology

How to Quickly Delete Numbers in the Calculator App

There are a lot of hidden little tricks and tips for all of the native apps on the iPhone, including the Calculator app. If you're typing in numbers and make an accidental mistake, you don't need to start all the way over -- there's a simple gesture to delete a single number.<p><i>Subscribe to the</i> …

Apps

Trade war: Why not tax iPhones made in China?

When Tim Cook makes the rounds on Capitol Hill, does he talk about jobs and the Zhengzhou bonded zone?<p>From Neil Cybart’s daily email to Above Avalon …

Tim Cook

How to Set a Custom Lock Screen Message on Your Mac in Case It's Lost

You can set a custom message to appear on the lock screen of your Mac, which is super useful if you ever misplace or lose your Mac. It lets people see who the Mac belongs to as soon as it's opened up, and there's no question about ownership.<p>You will need an administrator account to create a lock …

Operating Systems