Last year around this time, Apple finally accepted that it was intentionally slowing down older iPhones due to their degraded battery capacity. Thanks to all the backlash that followed, Apple announced a $29 iPhone battery replacement program that runs throughout 2018.
Apple is looking to unveil its magazine subscription service as early as spring 2019. The company is planning to launch relaunch Texture as a part of Apple News early next year. Apple had acquired Texture, a subscription service that provided one with access to 200 magazines for a monthly fee, in March this year.
Yesterday, Qualcomm announced that it was granted an injunction over the import and sale of iPhones in China since Apple violated two of its software-related patents. The blanket ban affects many popular iPhones starting from the iPhone 6s to iPhone X.
In early December, Apple officially released iOS 12.1.1, along with updates for the other major platforms as well.
An iPhone XS Max is already an expensive smartphone, even in the United States, but the price can be even crazier in Egypt.
Earlier this year, Bloomberg in an explosive report claimed that Apple and other tech giants like Amazon were using servers infected by Chinese spy chips. Apple, Super Micro, and others strongly refuted the claims, though the publication never retracted its report. Now, Super Micro has informed its customers that it has done an outside audit of its servers and hardware and has not found any proof or signs of tampering.
Google has started rolling out Google Lens to its Google app for iOS. The visual search app has been available on most Android devices since March and has received some major updates over the months. Post updating to the latest version of Google for iOS, users will see a lens icon right in the search bar beside the voice search icon.
If you believe in coincidences, then there isn’t much to see when it comes to Apple aggressively promoting the idea of trading in an older iPhone to get a new model in light of constant analyst expectations that Apple’s not selling a lot of iPhones in late 2018.
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Qualcomm Gets Chinese Court to Ban Import and Sales of iPhone X, iPhone 8, and Older iPhones in China
A Chinese patent court has passed a preliminary injunction on the sale of iPhones for violating two of Qualcomm’s patents. The preliminary ruling bans the sale and import of certain iPhone models in China, though Apple and its vendors are still free to manufacture and export devices from the country.