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New iPhone to have dual-camera, pressure sensitive home button: Report

posted onAugust 8, 2016
by l33tdawg

The new iPhone set for release in September will have a dual-camera system, pressure sensitive home button, and will remove the headphone jack seen on previous models, according to Mark Gurman of Bloomberg.

The well-connected journalist says Apple will unveil the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus successors in September, ahead of a big iPhone overhaul in 2017. As rumored, the larger 2016 iPhone Plus will have a dual-camera system capable of taking better photos. It's not clear what sensor the Plus will pack.

Mini-review: A week with Apple’s lumpy new iPhone battery case

posted onDecember 17, 2015
by l33tdawg

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.

Alleged details of "iPhone 6s" leak, including new rose gold colour option

posted onMay 13, 2015
by l33tdawg

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.

iPhone owners sue Apple over storage space, allege fraud

posted onJanuary 5, 2015
by l33tdawg

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.

The iPhone WireLurker malware: What you need to know

posted onNovember 7, 2014
by l33tdawg

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 confirms it will never make a cheap iPhone

posted onOctober 29, 2014
by l33tdawg

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.

Apple wants iPhone to pay for train fares, access secure locations

posted onOctober 28, 2014
by l33tdawg

Most of us are already attached at the hip to our smartphones, so why not make them ever more useful in our daily lives? Apple seems intent on doing so by expanding use of near-field communication (NFC) to do more and more things.

NFC was just introduced to the latest iPhone and iPad models to facilitate the launch of Apple Pay, which allows users to charge a credit card or account by placing the device near a payment terminal, and Apple is currently rolling the feature out to more and more places around the world.

Apple expected to begin selling iPhone 6 in China on October 10

posted onSeptember 28, 2014
by l33tdawg

A series of reports from China have pointed to iPhone 6 sales beginning on Friday, October 10. The date was most recently supported by a store preparation timeline presented to retail employees in an internal training course.

The information points to product readiness and employee training that begins October 7 to support initial sales three days later.

Apple yanks iOS 8 update after crippling iPhone 6 and 6 Plus

posted onSeptember 25, 2014
by l33tdawg

Apple today released, then quickly pulled, its first update for iOS 8 after customers flooded its support forum with reports that their iPhone 6 and 6 Plus smartphones could no longer connect to a cellular network.

iOS 8.0.1, which was supposed to fix a host of bugs, including several prominent issues that had garnered press -- like one that barred apps relying on Apple's new Healthkit framework -- was released around 10 a.m. PT (1 p.m. ET).