I was on vacation last week when Apple’s new first-party Smart Battery Case arrived on my doorstep, which was actually kind of nice—freed from the pressures of having to write something about it as soon as humanly possible, I could just use it for a few days and worry about writing everything down at a later date.
The ease with which you can “just use” the battery case is probably the best thing about it; you slide your phone into it and go about your business. But it’s not for everyone, and when I send it back to Apple I probably won’t end up buying one of my own.
A research note by Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities has leaked, indicating a number of planned changes that Apple will allegedly be making to their flagship device during its next iteration; including a 12MP rear camera, a long-awaited memory boost to 2GB of RAM, and a rose gold colour option for the Apple geek that must have all his gear match. Other changes that are listed include rearranged internals to address BendGate, another microphone to improve speech quality, and Force Touch input in order to bring that technology from the Mac to their primary breadwinner.
A pair of Florida men have sued Apple for allegedly misrepresenting the amount of storage room available to owners of 16GB iPhones and iPads.
The two, Paul Orshan and Christopher Endara, accused Apple of "unfair, unlawful, and fraudulent business acts or practices," including false advertising, and asked a California federal judge to designate the lawsuit as a class action so that others can participate.
There's a scary new piece of malware that collects call logs, phonebook contacts and other sensitive information from Apple iPhones and iPads. Should you be worried?
The malware was first discovered by researchers at Palo Alto Networks who dubbed it WireLurker and said it exhibited behavior that had never been seen before in malicious software targeting Apple's platforms.
Apple has confirmed that it will never make a cheap iPhone.
Speaking at Recode's Code/Mobile conference, Apple product marketing executive Greg Joswiak delivered the bad news that Apple has no intention of chasing the budget market to compete with low-cost Android devices, dismissing speculation that the firm might one day release an affordable iPhone.