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iPhone XR

iPhone XR, for when £1,000 is just too much for a smartmobe

Review Back in 2007, Apple convinced the world a phone that could barely last a day was OK. In 2018 it has set out to persuade the public that a phone costing £749 is somehow a bargain. Is that an iPhone in your lanyard or are you just happy to see me? Reg the vulture strikes a moody poses with the kit. Is that an iPhone in your …
Richard Speed, 6 Nov 2018
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Boom! Just like that the eSIM market emerges – and jolly useful it is too

Well, that didn't take long. Owners of new iPhones can now download an app and stick some data and minutes on the second SIM that Apple has thoughtfully included, allowing cheap calls and roaming data that your main SIM provider might not include. The UK's veteran virtual SIM pioneer Truphone was the first to break cover, …

Wow. Apple's only gone and killed off Mac, iPad, iPhone family... figures for units sold to fans

Cupertino tastemaker Apple Inc has logged yet another record quarter, though investors are worried that sales may be starting to slow. The renowned creator of the Pippin on Thursday delivered both its fourth quarter and full-year numbers for its fiscal 2018. For the Q4 FY 2018 period, ending September 29: Revenues of $62. …
Shaun Nichols, 2 Nov 2018
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iPhone XR guts reveal sizzle of the XS without the excessive price tag

After years in the doldrums, the iPhone XR could boost Apple's phone shipments. iFixit's teardown revealed that the trusted, conventional iPhone design now incorporates a modular (removable) SIM card reader and single-deck motherboard. Intel provided the LTE modem – not surprising given Apple's ongoing legal dispute with …
Andrew Orlowski, 30 Oct 2018
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UK High Court blocks iPhone Safari privacy suit against Google

The UK High Court has blocked an attempt by British consumer rights advocates to fling a multibillion-pound class-action sueball at Google over iPhone handset tracking allegations. The full judgment (PDF) was handed down in London today. cash Google coughs up $17m to end Safari STALKER COOKIE brouhaha READ MORE The case was …
Jude Karabus, 8 Oct 2018
Apple Watch Series 4

Watch Series 4: What price 'freedom'? About as much as you'd expect from an Apple product

Review What could be more Silicon Valley than inventing a technology to alleviate the inconvenience caused by another you invented? But that's one of the biggest appeals of the Apple Watch. After 18 months of lolling about without a discernible purpose – like a boomerang kid who can't decide what to do with their life – the Watch has …
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Spoiler alert: Google's would-be iPhone killer Pixel 3 – so many leaks

The launch of the Google's Pixel 3 has become the leakiest since an Apple employee left a prototype iPhone 4 in a bar. After a batch of Pixel 3 test units were stolen and went on sale on the black market, the trickle of photos and benchmark scores over the summer became a flood. The latest revelation leaves Google with little …
Andrew Orlowski, 28 Sep 2018
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Former Apple engineer fights iPhone giant for patent credit and denied cash, says Steve Jobs loved his 'killer ideas'

Analysis A former Apple engineer is suing his old employer to force it to acknowledge his role as the inventor of "Find My iPhone" and to compensate him for unfair dismissal. Darren Eastman, the inventor credited on an Apple patent for detecting battery errors (US 7877631B2), is seeking to have his name added to five Apple patent …
Thomas Claburn, 28 Sep 2018
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Oh, and another thing, Qualcomm tells court: Apple handed Intel our chipping source code

Qualcomm has attempted to add another accusation to its 2017 lawsuit against Apple – this time claiming to a San Diego court that Cupertino wasn't just careless with proprietary info, but that it stole "vast swathes" of data to pass over to Intel. The accusation comes in the form of an amendment filed on Monday to a lawsuit …

Remember when Apple's FaceTime stopped working years ago? Yeah, that was deliberate

Apple is accused of deliberately shafting people who didn't upgrade their iPhones and iOS, in a class action lawsuit over its FaceTime video-conferencing software. This week, US district judge Lucy Koh allowed [PDF] a class-action lawsuit against the tech giant to move forward after she rejected Apple's argument that it can do …
Kieren McCarthy, 20 Sep 2018
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Deliveroo to bike food to hungry fanbois queuing to buy iPhones

The most shameless press release of the week award goes to Deliveroo for trying to share the limelight with Apple by offering to bike food to fanbois queuing for the latest iPhones released tomorrow. “Forget crushed crisps and soggy sandwiches to snack on when waiting in the cold and rain to get the newest iPhone,” PR babble …
Paul Kunert, 20 Sep 2018

Probably for the best: Apple makes sure eSIMs won't nuke the operators

Analysis The great techno-utopian fantasy for years has been that eSIMs will destroy mobile networks' lock on customers – allowing real-time switching. The phone would tune into the best signal. This notion was touted by the same sort of people who 15 years ago thought Wi-Fi would kill off mobile networks – Clay Shirky, WiReD magazine …
Andrew Orlowski, 14 Sep 2018
Apple iPhone XR

The grand-plus iPhone is the new normal – this is no place for paupers

Analysis So. The £1,000 iPhone X was not an aberration – Apple wants it to be the new normal. A grand is the new "mid-range". Yesterday Apple discontinued its budget iPhone SE and unveiled new models costing £1,500. Since relatively few people switch between platforms, Apple's growth relies in part from making more money from people …
Andrew Orlowski, 13 Sep 2018
Apple iPhone XS

Apple in XS new sensation: Latest iPhone carries XS-sive price tag

Apple on Wednesday held its annual mobile device pageant at its Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino to acquaint the fascinated with its latest fondleslabs, phones and wrist wraps. Despite the secrecy – which failed after developer Steve Troughton-Smith found Apple's products listed in an XML file on the company's website – and the …
Thomas Claburn, 12 Sep 2018
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Apple cops to iPhone 8 production oops, offers to fix borked phones

Apple has 'fessed up to a production issue that affects iPhone 8s – but not those sold in Europe. It said that a "very small percentage" of the devices "contain logic boards with a manufacturing defect". "Affected devices may experience unexpected restarts, a frozen screen, or won't turn on. Apple will repair eligible devices …
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Muslim American woman sues US border cops: Gimme back my seized iPhone's data!

An American woman is suing the US government's Homeland Security and Customs and Border Protection to get the data border agents copied from her phone. Rejhane Lazoja said that when she landed at Newark Liberty International Airport on February 26 after a nine-hour transatlantic flight, she was subjected to a secondary …
Shaun Nichols, 23 Aug 2018
Apple iPhone 6s

Apple leaks rekindle some hope for iPhone 'supercycle' this year

Leaks of a forthcoming budget iPhone have boosted predictions that Apple will sell more smartphones in 2019. In 2017, the launch of the iPhone X marked the 10th anniversary of the original iPhone. It was predicted to spark a "supercycle" of demand – a term coined by Bernstein analyst Toni Sacconaghi – given that Apple received …
Andrew Orlowski, 23 Aug 2018
iPhone 8 and 8 Plus

iPhone 8 now outsells X, and every other phone

One day Apple may look back on its great iPhone X adventure and view it as an embarrassing midlife crisis, like running off with the au pair. The iPhone 8, based on a four-year-old design, was the best-selling phone in the world in May, according to Counterpoint Research. Samsung's Galaxy S9 Plus took second place. The X still …

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