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First iPhone X batch reportedly only contains 46,500 units

posted onOctober 16, 2017
by l33tdawg

Reports detailing the first shipment of Apple's $999 iPhone X claim there will be even fewer devices to go around than originally expected. According to a Digitimes report that references news from the Chinese outlet, Apple's manufacturer Foxconn recently began shipping the first round of iPhone Xs to the Netherlands and the United Arab Emirates, but that first batch only included 46,500 devices.

iOS 11 bugs are so common they now appear in Apple ads

posted onMarch 20, 2018
by l33tdawg

If you blink during Apple’s latest iPhone ad, you might miss a weird little animation bug. It’s right at the end of a slickly produced commercial, where the text from an iMessage escapes the animated bubble it’s supposed to stay inside. It’s a minor issue and easy to brush off, but the fact it’s captured in such a high profile ad just further highlights Apple’s many bugs in iOS 11.

macOS May Lose Data Due to APFS Filesystem Bug

posted onFebruary 19, 2018
by l33tdawg

Under certain conditions, macOS may copy data into the void, leading to data loss of important files, all due to a bug in how the operating system handles APFS sparse disk images.

The issue was discovered and reported to Apple this past week by Mike Bombich, the creator of a Mac backup application named Carbon Copy Cloner.

iMac Pro review: Hard to upgrade, but holy Jony Ive it’s fast

posted onFebruary 19, 2018
by l33tdawg

Some high-end professional Mac users are frustrated, and they have been for years.

The current Mac Pro received a lukewarm reception when it began shipping in 2013, and it has been preserved in amber ever since. The MacBook Pro went with few substantial updates for a long period of time after 2012. And when Apple overhauled its video editing software and released Final Cut Pro X in 2011, many editors were turned off by its compromises.

Slow iPhone X sales turning out to be a huge headache for Samsung too

posted onFebruary 19, 2018
by l33tdawg

It's not just Apple feeling the effects of lackluster iPhone X sales.

Samsung is also now grappling with the same problem. Since Apple relies on the Korean tech giant for the iPhone X's expensive display panels, it is now searching for a new buyer, according to a report from Nikkei.

Apple celebrates Chinese New Year with teary iPhone X ad

posted onFebruary 12, 2018
by l33tdawg

Friday sees China begin to celebrate its New Year.

You might imagine that many brands would create cheery, uplifting communication to herald the Year of the Dog. Apple thought different. It released a long ad that puts tears before cheers.

Based on a true story, it tells the tale of a woman who's a conductor on one of the longest train routes in China -- Nanning to Harbin. It's a six-day journey. This means she rarely gets to see her young son, named Ding, during the New Year festivities.

Apple's confidential iBoot source code leaked online

posted onFebruary 9, 2018
by l33tdawg

The confidential source code to Apple's iBoot firmware on iOS devices was leaked on GitHub.

Motherboard's Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai reported on Wednesday that someone posted the iBoot source code on a GitHub repository. The code had been posted by a new user on Reddit last year, but very few people took notice of it until the code was uploaded this week to GitHub, where anyone could find it.