US President Barack Obama confirmed on Wednesday that he is not allowed to use an iPhone because of security concerns. Instead the president must use an aging, but secure BlackBerry handset, says a report in Security Week.
It’s been a long time coming, but it appears that Apple has finally inked a deal that’ll bring the iPhone to China Mobile. According to the Wall Street Journal, the iPhone will go on sale starting December 18 with the Chinese carrier. This news is not surprising as it has been rumored for months. The final hint was the report that a China Mobile subsidiary recently started accepting pre-orders for the Apple-branded iPhone 5s and 5c.
Every country is different — you can see it in the food, in the fashion and for Apple fans, in the prices of the iPhone. Thanks to MobileUnlocked, we now can zip around a map of the world and get a glimpse of iPhone 5s prices in the different countries where the handset is sold.
The Touch ID is great when it works, but a number of iPhone 5s users have complained that the fingerprint sensor fails to recognise the correct print on the first try. Today a new post by Dr. Drang speculates as to whether the iPhone 5s’ Touch ID fingerprint recognition gets worse over time.
What Apple intends to do with its recent acquisition of 3D chip maker PrimeSense is turning out to be quite the guessing game. Earlier guesses pointed to a gesture-based TV, but later reports claimed that it was more about indoor-mapping.
You have to give Carl Icahn credit — when he has a cause, he sure is persistent. His latest move to persuade Apple to give more of its cash reserves back to stockholders is perhaps his boldest. Instead of merely talking publicly about his proposal to increase the stock buyback program, Icahn has filed a shareholder proposal that’ll turn up for vote during Apple’s next annual shareholder’s meeting.