Tag Archives: iPhone

Apple’s ‘cutting edge’ technology could allow the company to open its first retail store in India

Back in January, a report came out noting that Apple is wanting to open its first retail store in India. However, the company had some barriers to overcome. The Indian government states that a company can only sell products in the country if at least 30% of the devices are made in the country. But, Apple is reportedly being granted an exemption because…

Intel looking to slash 3.5mm headphone jack in favor of USB-C audio

The rumor mill strongly suggests that Apple will ditch the headphone jack in favor of lightning capable headphones in its upcoming iPhone refresh due this fall. But, according to a report from Anandtech, Intel is also looking to make a similar move, though favoring USB-C rather than lightning. Intel believes that moving to USB-C capable headphones…

‘Panic button’ will be required for iPhones in 2017 in India

According to the Indian Express, a new motion signed into Indian law enforces all phones, including iPhones, to feature a ‘panic button’ which will ping the device’s location as well as call local authority. The new law will begin to take place starting January 1, 2017. iPhones have had GPS ever since the iPhone 3G, however, the new law will force…

iPhone Upgrade Program now offered through Apple’s website

When Apple announced the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus last year, they talked about a new program that enticed users to upgrade their phone every year instead of a two-year cycle. Called the iPhone Upgrade Program, the program was only available to customers who made purchases through Apple Stores. Today, this upgrade program will no longer be limited to…

Sharp to begin mass production on OLED displays

To no surprise, Sharp is planning to build out multiple supply lines to start creating OLED displays. Recently purchased by Foxconn, the company plans on building OLED displays for future iPhones (via DigiTimes). Sharp will set up one 4.5G and two 6G AMOLED production lines with monthly capacity of 13,000, 11,500 and 34,500 glass substrates respectively,…

Apple adds another 32 banks and credit unions to Apple Pay

In Apple’s continued expansion of Apple Pay, the company has added another 50 U.S. banks to the company’s mobile payment service. Apple Pay is available for iPhone 6 and above and Apple Watch in-store via NFC. The service is also available in-app for any iPad supporting Touch ID. Here’s the list: Alaska Airlines/Horizon Airlines Employees…