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Apple patent shows off Siri working in iMessage

A new Apple patent describes how Siri could work inside iMessage chats to do things like schedule meetings based on location and availability of those in the chat (via Apple Insider). In one of the illustrations, one chat participant asks “How long till you guys get here?’ and Siri is able to check everyone’s location and answers the question…

Supply constrains could dictate Apple’s move to OLED in the iPhone next year

One of the larger features for next year’s iPhone is making the switch from LCD to OLED for its display technology. While the Apple Watch and the MacBook Pro’s Touch Bar use OLED for their displays, the iPhone has been stuck with the traditional LCD panels. Bloomberg now reports that Apple has plans to switch to OLED next year. The report says Apple’s…

Apple reducing revenue cut from video streaming apps

There are reports circulating online that Apple has plans of changing the way it handles third-party subscriptions for video streaming services using its platform. The report comes from Bloomberg, which stated that Apple is planning to cut down its revenue percentage from these video streaming apps as a way of improving its relationship with those who…

Latest AirPods release date news suggest they will launch next month

Originally unveiled during Apple’s iPhone 7 event in September, with a release date of late October, then being delayed even further after Apple said it needed ‘a little more time’ to make sure they’re ready for customers, the much anticipated AirPods may have a release date according to a retailer. The latest guess comes from Czech Republic retailer…

Suppliers: Trump’s plan to make Apple products in the U.S. impractical

The WSJ says president-elect Trump’s campaign promise to ‘get Apple to start making their computers and their iPhones on our land, not in China’ is impractical. When Jabil Circuit, the world’s third-largest contract manufacturer by revenue, needed to quickly ramp up production of its electronics components a few years ago, the company was able to…

The latest 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar teardown reveals that speaker grills are cosmetic, Touch Bar tough to replace

With the new MacBook Pros beginning to ship to customers, iFixit has gotten their hands on the new 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar and have, of course, tore the computer open. There are a few interesting tidbits tidbits that they’ve found that you may not have known.. For starters, most of the internal component layout has been adjusted to…

KGI: 2017 iPhone to have two separate 5.5-inch models

As most of us know, Apple is expected to dramatically redesign its iPhone in 2017, with at least one model featuring an OLED display. Now, KGI Securities analyst is reporting that Apple’s flagship iPhone lineup will feature two 5.5-inch variants. The report says Apple is expected to introduce three new iPhone models in 2017. One of which will include…

Apple seeds watchOS 3.1.1 beta 3 to developers

A little over a week since the last beta, Apple has now released watchOS 3.1.1 beta 3 to developers. We’re unsure at the moment what’s new in the beta but we’ll update this post with new information when available. If you’re a developer and want to get it yourself, you can get it from the Developer Portal. If you’re already on the beta, go ahead…

Super Mario Run for iOS to be released on December 15

The upcoming Super Mario Run from Nintendo will be available on the iPhone and iPad starting on December 15. Apple brought Nintendo’s Shigeru Minamoto on stage in September during Apple’s iPhone 7 event to unveil the game on iOS with a future release date and unknown price tag. Now, we know both details. Nintendo announced today that it’s first…