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iPhone 8: Apple has CPU cycles to burn

While the iPhone 8 retains the same unremarkable design for the fourth year running, the internals are a different story. Thanks to extraordinary improvements in semiconductor design, it has been able to shrink the capacity and size of its battery pack, while opening up a significant performance lead over Qualcomm and Samsung …
Andrew Orlowski, 25 Sep 2017

If you need to replace anything other than your iPhone 8's battery or display, good luck

iFixit’s teardown of the new iPhone 8 confirms that the screen and battery remain relatively replaceable, despite the addition of Qi-compatible wireless charging coils in the unit. Overall the site gives the 8 6/10 for repairability… the same score as last year. The iPhone 3GS in 2009 was given a 7/10 and only needed three …
Andrew Orlowski, 22 Sep 2017

Attention adults working in the real world: Do not upgrade to iOS 11 if you use Outlook, Exchange

Apple's latest version of iOS, namely version 11, may struggle or flat-out fail to connect to Microsoft Office and Exchange mailboxes. That's a rather annoying pain for anyone working in a typical Windows-based work environment. The Cupertino idiot-tax operation admitted this week that iOS 11 contains a bug that potentially …
Shaun Nichols, 21 Sep 2017
Apple Watch Series 3

Mobe reception grief turns LTE Apple Watch 3 into – er, a dull watch

The new LTE-enabled Apple Watch 3 appears to suffer from a bug that can keep the touch-screen wearable from connecting to cellular data networks. Multiple reviews of the still-unreleased device have found that when wearing it without its paired iPhone, the Apple Watch constantly tries to connect to nearby Wi-Fi networks, …
Shaun Nichols, 20 Sep 2017

Behold iOS 11, an entirely new computer platform from Apple

Review After years of complacency – and falling sales – Apple has transformed the iPad into something it should have been from the start: a proper computer. iOS 11, which dropped Tuesday evening, only does a little bit for the iPhone, but a great deal for the iPad. It isn't too much of an exaggeration to say that a mature computer …
Andrew Orlowski, 20 Sep 2017

Itching to stuff iOS 11 on your iPhone? You may want to hold off for a bit

Apple's latest iOS version is out today – iOS 11 – but before you rush into updating, you'll want to check that it doesn't destroy any of your favorite apps. This version will insist on running only 64-bit apps and will kill support for 32-bit apps. That means several things: for one, if you have anything earlier than an …
Kieren McCarthy, 19 Sep 2017
Nine inch iPad Pro and Smart Keyboard

Apple bumps up price on iPad Pro as flash costs climb

Apple has raised the price on much of its iPad Pro tablet line. The Cupertino giant did not say why it was bumping up the price for the 256GB and 512GB iPad Pro 10.5-inch and 12.9-inch models by $50. A Wi-Fi only 256GB iPad Pro now costs $649 for the 10.5-inch model and $799 for the 12.9-inch one. The 64GB models for both …
Shaun Nichols, 13 Sep 2017

Apple’s facial recognition: Well, it is more secure for the, er, sleeping user

Security watchers have given Apple’s introduction of facial recognition technology a cautious welcome. The newly unveiled iPhone X smartphone débuts an advanced facial recognition technology, called Face ID, which relies on Apple’s TrueDepth camera system. The technology features seven sensors and machine learning algorithms …
John Leyden, 13 Sep 2017

Sacre bleu! Apple's high price, marginal gain iPhone strategy leaves it stuck in the mud

Comment You may or may not know that the phrase "industrial revolution" was coined by a Frenchman. "La révolution industrielle se met en possession de l’Angleterre," wrote the economist Jérôme-Adolphe Blanqui. What irony, you may think. While Britain was inventing the modern world with its engineering, rich natural resources and …
Andrew Orlowski, 13 Sep 2017
Apple's iPhone X

Apple: Our stores are your 'town square' and a $1,000 iPhone is your 'future'

Apple has summoned friendly press to its new Cupertino campus to christen the Steve Jobs Theater with the introduction of a new set of products to hit the shelves this Fall. CEO Tim Cook used the occasion to showcase updates to the AppleTV and Watch lines, while a new, eye-wateringly expensive iPhone model stole the show. …
Shaun Nichols, 12 Sep 2017
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Five ways Apple can fix the iPhone, but won't

Apple's new iPhone will be packed with new features you didn't know you needed. It almost certainly won't be getting features it absolutely does need. We made a list of what Apple needs to do, but won't. 1. Two-day battery life Apple’s obsession with making the iPhone as slim as possible means that when you buy an iPhone the …
Andrew Orlowski, 12 Sep 2017

Massive iPhone X leak trashes Apple's 10th anniversary circus

Apple apparently deploys resources comparable to the security apparatus of a repressive Cold War Balkan state to try to prevent leaks. To very little effect. And with magnificent irony, it seems to have itself to blame for the biggest leak of all. On Friday, several news outlets received a drop of what appeared to be a late …
Andrew Orlowski, 11 Sep 2017
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Wisconsin advances $3bn bribe incentives package for Foxconn

Wisconsin has moved forward a $3bn incentives package to lure manufacturing giant Foxconn to the US state. Governor Scott Walker (R) said the gift would cement the Taiwanese goliath plans to build a $10bn manufacturing plant in Wisconsin that would be charged with assembling LCD screens. The proposed plant is set to employ …
Shaun Nichols, 18 Aug 2017
iPhone 6S battery

What code is running on Apple's Secure Enclave security chip? Now we have a decryption key...

Apple's Secure Enclave, an ARM-based coprocessor used to enhance iOS security, became a bit less secure on Thursday with the publication of a firmware decryption key. The key does not provide access to the Secure Enclave Processor (SEP). Rather, it offers the opportunity to decrypt and explore the otherwise encrypted firmware …
Thomas Claburn, 17 Aug 2017
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10 minutes of silence storms iTunes charts thanks to awful Apple UI

A song that consists entirely of ten minutes of silence has cracked the top 50 on Apple's iTunes charts. The smash-hit, "A a a a Very Good Song" by New York-based reporter Samir Mezrahi, is in fact a rather clever trick to get around one of the more annoying bugs in the way iTunes syncs up with cars via Bluetooth. Drivers and …
Shaun Nichols, 16 Aug 2017

Google paying Apple BEEELLIONS to stay search top dog on iDevices, say analysts

Google may well pay Apple $3bn in fiscal year 2017 to keep its search engine the default on iOS devices, analysis by Bernstein suggests. In 2016, while suing Google for copyright infringement, an Oracle lawyer let slip that Google paid Apple $1bn in 2014 to keep its search engine the default in Safari on iPhones. The new …
Andrew Silver, 15 Aug 2017

US trade watchdog puts down the phone to Qualcomm, reaches for probe, sticks it in Apple

America's international trade watchdog is officially probing Apple over claims its iPhones and iPads infringe technology patents. The ITC announced Tuesday it had begun a Section 337 investigation of the Cupertino giant to assess whether iOS smartphones and fondleslabs should be banned from being imported into America because …
Shaun Nichols, 8 Aug 2017
Nine inch iPad Pro and Smart Keyboard

Apple celebrates soaring iPad sales: Put it on my tab, says CEO Tim Cook

Apple is crediting a resurgence in its education programs and school sales in helping to drive up iPad sales to its first gains since 2014. The iGiant touted numbers that topped expectations in its fiscal year 2017 Q3 (ending July 1). They further excited analysts by projecting a monster fourth quarter to close out fiscal 2017 …
Shaun Nichols, 2 Aug 2017

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