Tag Archives: iPhone

Apple is working on long range wireless charging, according to report

According to a report from Bloomberg, Apple is working on a wireless charging solution that could make its way into the 2017 iPhone. The iPhone maker is working with several partners in the United States and Asia to create a solution where iPhones and iPads can be charged across the room, rather than using an inductive charger and power mat. Of course,…

Apple supplier comments strengthen noise cancelling EarPods rumor

As we inch toward an inevitable announcement of Apple’s next flagship iPhone, the rumors continue. Many ‘iPhone 7’ rumors have orbited around the idea of Apple eliminating the 3.5mm headphone jack. One rumor has claimed that ‘iPhone 7’ will ship with a set of Lightning connected EarPods. Another rumor said that those Lightning EarPods will also noise…

California bill could compromise iPhone security

California Assembly Member Jim Cooper (D-9th) introduced Assembly Bill 1681 (AB 1681) on January 20, 2016. The bill would require that any smartphone manufactured on or after January 1, 2017, and sold in California after January 1, 2017, be able to be decrypted and unlocked by its manufacturer or OS provider. While Cooper probably has good intentions…

Apple releases iOS 9.2.1 to the public

Alongside OS X 10.11.3, today Apple has released iOS 9.2.1 to the public. The firmware has been in beta for several weeks and contains a small MDM fix that would have apps stall while downloading or installing. Today’s update is available over-the-air and is compatible with all devices that support iOS 9. iOS 9.2.1 marks the fifth update to iOS 9 to…

Report: Apple Watch 2 in March is highly unlikely

In December, there was a rumor stating that Apple is working on the second-generation Apple Watch and that it will be unveiled in March. But according to TechCrunch’s Matthew Panzarino, he believes the Apple Watch 2 won’t be coming so early in the year. Citing several sources familiar with the matter, Panzarino says we’ll see an Apple Watch refresh…

iPhone chip maker TSMC says 2015 earnings were its highest in 29 years

It’s been claimed that this year will be the year the iPhone sales will not increase, however, it’s a different story with iPhone chip maker TSMC. According to a report from Focus Taiwan, 2015 were its highest in its 29-year history. The company posted NT$306.57 billion (US$9.15 billion) in net profit for 2015, a 16.2 percent annual increase. TSMC’s…

New patent suggests that in addition to getting rid of the headphone jack, Apple wants to improve speaker quality

A new patent that was awarded to Apple today suggests that the company is looking for a way to create higher quality audio in a device that is smaller and thinner. This falls in line with the recent rumors suggesting that the iPhone maker wants to get rid of the headphone jack as a whole in the iPhone 7, favoring Lightning and Bluetooth. Given the area…

How to temporarily hide stock icons on iOS 9

If you’re looking to hide icons that come stock on your iOS device, YouTuber Jose Rodriguez has found a way. Most users just throw useless icons into some sort of junk folder, Apple aids you in some ways by allowing you to hide the iTunes and iBooks Stores, as well as the Podcast app. Though Rodriguez’s method is fairly simple, it may not be available…

Apple: Close to agreement with suppliers on OLED screens

Rumors that Apple will be switching from IPS LCD to OLED screens have been around for years, however, the latest rumor reported by Reuters digs a little deeper. LG and Samsung Display are close to a final agreement with Apple for the screens, the Electronic Times report said, adding the two Korean firms plan a combined 15 trillion won ($12.8 billion) in…