Tag Archives: iPhone

Trump’s new FCC chairman believes that manufacturers should enable the FM chips in smartphones

The Trump administration’s new chairman believes that smartphone manufacturers should enable the FM radio in the devices. Recode reports that FCC Chairman Ajit Pai believes that access to FM radios inside of smartphones is a public safety issue. Pai notes that enabling the radio would be better for public safety as internet/cell phone service isn’t…

AirPods firmware silently updated from 3.3.1 to 3.5.1

Apple has silently updated the AirPods firmware from 3.3.1 to 3.5.1 earlier today. The AirPods automatically update its firmware when its inside the AirPods Case, charging, and is connected to a nearby iOS device. The new firmware doesn’t seem to have any user-facing features. When the update takes place, there’s no on-screen alert or notification,…

New legislation will make it easier to open and repair iPhones

Lawmakers in Nebraska, Minnesota, New York, Massachusetts and Kansas have introduced a “Right to Repair” legislation that aims to make it easier for individuals and indie repair shops to open and repair electronic devices, including the iPhone (via Motherboard). The law would require manufacturers to sell individual parts to individuals and indie repair…

WSJ: Apple looking into flexible display tech for future iPhones

The Wall Street Journal reports that Apple is ‘considering’ new display panels for future iPhone designs that could jumpstart bendable displays for smartphones. The LCD screen would be coming from Japan Display and would use plastic instead of the typical glass displays we find in LCD panels today. Japan Display says that they will begin mass…

Report: Apple and Foxconn to invest $7B in U.S. manufacturing

According to President Donald Trump, Tim Cook has “eyes opened” on U.S. assembled iPhones, reports Nikkei. The report states that Apple and Foxconn are “mulling” a joint investment for a $7 billion automated display in the United States. However, this isn’t the first rumbling of Apple and Foxconn wanting to move manufacturing to the United States….