Phil Schiller

Why Apple’s HomePod Is Three Years Behind Amazon’s Echo

Apple Inc. audio engineers had been working on an early version of the HomePod speaker for about two years in 2014 when they were blindsided by the …

Business

How to make money from a free app

Recent estimations project that global gross app revenue will double to reach $102 billion by 2020.<p>As the mobile app ecosystem undergoes rapid …

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Why Was Apple’s HomePod Delayed Until 2018?

If you haven’t heard by now, Apple has pushed the release of the HomePod from the more advantageous Holiday sales season to sometime in early 2018. I can’t say this comes as a massive surprise, because there has been very little news on the device over the last month. Part of that is because of the …

Apple

iPhone X Adoption Only A Bit Behind The iPhone 6s

Apple’s iPhone X’s lead-times dropped this week from 3 to 4 weeks to 2 to 3 weeks and Gene Munster at Loup Ventures updated his analysis of the X’s availability at US Apple stores. While the on-line availability became better Munster’s data is mixed. Additionally Localytics provided me with …

Viral

Apple pushes launch of HomePod smart speaker to early 2018

(Reuters) - Apple Inc has pushed the launch of its HomePod smart speaker to early next year from December, the company said on Friday.<p>"We can't wait for people to experience HomePod ... but we need a little more time before it's ready for our customers. We'll start shipping in the US, UK and …

Amazon.com Inc

iPhone X Lead-times Drop To 2-3 Weeks

Apple decreased the lead-times for the iPhone X from 3-4 weeks to 2-3 weeks on Wednesday. I have tracked iPhone lead-times for the 4S, 5, 5c, 5s, 6, 6s, 7 and now the 8 and X. While I didn’t follow all of them until the lead-times disappeared I believe it is worthwhile to follow the iPhone 8’s and …

Technology

This $150 mask beat Face ID on the iPhone X

It's just a proof of concept at the moment<p>Vietnamese cybersecurity firm Bkav claims it's been able to bypass the iPhone X's Face ID feature using a mask. The mask is made to trick Apple's depth mapping and the result is a kind of creepy hybrid monster head with realistic cutouts for the eyes, nose …

Face ID

Microsoft CEO tells iPad users to 'get a real computer'

Commentary: In India, Satya Nadella spots two journalists with iPads. He isn't entirely impressed.<p><i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>There's been so much news this week, what with the XBox One X being launched and the iPhone X undergoing …

Technology

How Much More Is An iPhone X Worth Than An 8 To Apple

TechInsights has performed a preliminary analysis on how much it cost to make the iPhone 8 and X 64GB versions. It is interesting to see what the cost differences are and how much more money Apple makes by selling an X, especially when millions or tens of million units are involved. <i>(Note that I own</i> …

IPhone X

It’s Up to Apple to Redeem Goofy Headsets

Apple CEO Tim Cook says augmented reality could be “huge.”Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Apple is reportedly pouring resources into its next big …

Augmented Reality

Seven things you might not know your iPhone can do

By Brianna Steinhilber, NBC News<p>Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you have likely heard the buzz surrounding Apple’s new product launches. And the iPhone X has garnered the majority of the attention. Today is the official launch day for the device, meaning it is now stocked on store shelves …

iOS

Samsung has a new anti-iPhone ad and it’s actually hilarious

Samsung over the past few years has never been afraid to take shots at Apple in the media. More often than not, Samsung ads tend to poke fun at …

Samsung Galaxy

Samsung mocks iPhones (and iPhone fans) in new ad

Back in 2012 Samsung was making deep inroads into Apple territory, stealing market share from the iPhone maker with a combination of compelling products and great marketing.<p>A series of ads mocked Apple’s notorious fans and painted the Cupertino company as boring and outdated. Apple struggled to …

Samsung

Apple says its suppliers leaking could hurt its bottom line

• <b>Apple says that leaks from its "suppliers" is a risk for the company.</b>• <b><br>Apple says it takes steps to protect its valuable internal data.</b>• <b><br>But lots of valuable information about the new iPhone was public before it launched.</b><p>Apple is famously secretive. Its goal is to "surprise and delight" and it's a lot …

Business

Supreme Court rejects Samsung appeal in Apple patents case

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court has rejected Samsung’s appeal of court rulings that it impermissibly copied features of Apple’s iPhone.<p>The justices on …

Judiciary

No, siblings aren't 'fooling' Face ID — they're training it

If you give your sibling your iPhone X Passcode, Face ID isn't being fooled by them. You've already turned off security and are now letting Face ID …

iOS

How Apple Watch laid the foundation for iPhone X

With a vibrant, full-faced OLED screen sporting handsomely-rounded corners edged in polished stainless steel, passive biometrics that "just work" to …

Smartwatches

An Apple Executive Celebrated iPhone X Release Day by Giving $25 Million to His Alma Mater

Friday is a big day for Phil Schiller.<p>On the long-anticipated release date for the iPhone X, which Schiller unveiled in September, the Apple …

College & University

Boston College announces $150M expansion in the sciences

BOSTON – Boston College is betting big on the sciences.<p>The private Jesuit school, better known for its philosophy and economics programs, unveiled plans Friday for a $150 million science facility that will bring a new engineering major to campus.<p>School officials are calling it an ambitious step …

Boston College

The iPhone X’s Greatest Feature Is: Animoji Karaoke

The iPhone X is here, finally, in all its shiny, bezel-free, costs-a-sizable-portion-of-your-rent-money glory. I’ll admit that I was, initially, a …

Karaoke

iPhone X rushed from 2018 to this year

Apple’s senior vice president for hardware engineering, Dan Riccio, said that “a lot of hard work, talent, grit, and determination” was put into …

Technology

Schiller Institute - Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences | Boston College

The new facility will include space for BC’s Computer Science Department and Shea Center, as well as classrooms for its core courses, all of which …

Education

X Factors - is this the greatest phone ever made? And can it justify the unprecedentedly high starting price?

By some distance, the iPhone X is biggest tech launch of the year, if not in the last five years. With a new all-screen design, Apple has thrown …

Phones

OnePlus 5T will definitely have a headphone jack, and here’s why

In the smartphone industry, we have seen a running debate over the old fashioned headphone jack for a couple of years now. Many flagship devices have decided to ditch the standard 3.5 mm jack, while others had kept it in. Today, OnePlus confirmed that its next smartphone, the OnePlus 5T, will keep …

Headphones

The iPhone X was supposed to be a 2018 deal

Apple on Friday will launch the iPhone X In various markets around the world, making the first November release for an iPhone ever. Yes, this iPhone …

iPhone

What's Really Up With Apple Giving Face Data To Developers?

App developers can access more robust data about your face and the expressions you make with iPhone X, raising concerns from privacy advocates who …

Technology (Australia)

Apple iPhone X review: An expensive status symbol that still wows

Testing the iPhone X for 48 hours ahead of its official launch on Friday reminded me of what really drew people to the Apple’s original iPhone when …

United Arab Emirates

iPhone X face data spooks some privacy experts

Apple Inc won accolades from privacy experts in September for assuring that facial data used to unlock its new iPhone X would be securely stored on …

Privacy

Apple's Q4 Earnings: Has The iPhone Still Got The 'X Factor'?

“Off the charts.” That’s how Apple described pre-orders for its tenth anniversary phone, the iPhone X. Yet one wondered prior to Apple Inc. (AAPL), which was due to report its fiscal fourth quarter (Q4) earnings after the close in New York this Thursday, if there would be enough else in earnings …

Business

The Mystery Behind Apple's December Quarter's Guidance

Tim Cook and the Apple management team have done a very good job of hitting their guidance numbers, and I believe they will be successful again when they report September quarter’s results after the close today. For four of the past five quarters the company’s revenue has been between the mid-point …

Business