iOS

Tony Fadell Opens Up About iPod-Based iPhone Prototypes

Tony Fadell Opens Up About iPod-Based iPhone Prototypes

Over the last couple of days, early prototypes of iPhones have surfaced, with the most recent batch showing what a virtual clickwheel would have looked like on a touchscreen device.

These Were the Early iPhone Prototypes Tony Fadell and Scott Forstall Were Working On

These Were the Early iPhone Prototypes Tony Fadell and Scott Forstall Were Working On

After posting screenshots and a video showing Acorn OS — the alternative to iPhone OS for the original iPhone — in action, Sonny Dickson has now posted photos and a comparison video of the two iPhone prototypes that were competing internally at Apple. Dubbed P1 and P2, the former was led by Tony Fadell, while the latter was led by Scott Forstall.

iOS 10.3 Beta 1 with New Theatre Mode Rumored to Be Released on January 10

iOS 10.3 Beta 1 with New Theatre Mode Rumored to Be Released on January 10

As per famed leaker Sonny Dickson, Apple will be releasing iOS 10.3 to developers early next month (January 10th). The upcoming version of the OS will come with a new feature called Theatre mode along with a new “popcorn-shaped” Control Center icon.

PSA: A Malicious File can Crash Messages App on Your iPhone

PSA: A Malicious File can Crash Messages App on Your iPhone

In recent times, a number of bugs have been discovered in iOS that could potentially brick your iOS device (remember the date bug?). Adding to that list, a new bug has been discovered in iOS that exists right from iOS 9 to iOS 10.2 and can permanently crash the Messages app on your iPhone.

Security Firm Finds Apple Stores Call History From Every iPhone

Security Firm Finds Apple Stores Call History From Every iPhone

Apple takes privacy very seriously — much more seriously than most of its rivals — but it seems it’s not quite as innocent as it makes out. A Russian security firm has discovered that the company is pulling call history from every iPhone that has iCloud enabled.

What’s New in iOS 10.2 Beta 2

What’s New in iOS 10.2 Beta 2

Earlier today, Apple released the second beta of iOS 10.2 for all compatible iPhones and iPad. The beta update brings some new features and additions, including the new TV that Apple first demoed at its “Hello again” event on October 27th.

One-Handed iPhone Keyboard Found Hidden in iOS Code

One-Handed iPhone Keyboard Found Hidden in iOS Code

A one-handed iPhone keyboard that makes it easier to type on larger displays has been found hidden in iOS code. Developer Steve Troughton-Smith was first to uncover the unused feature, which can be activated in the iOS Simulator — as shown in the video below.

10 Most Annoying Things about iOS 10 and How to Fix Them

10 Most Annoying Things about iOS 10 and How to Fix Them

iOS 10 comes with many new exciting features, but it also comes with some annoyances that might put you off, ranging from the new ‘Press home to unlock’ method to losing your beloved iOS 9 features.

Developers Can Now Offer Auto-Renewable In-App Subscriptions on the iOS App Store

Developers Can Now Offer Auto-Renewable In-App Subscriptions on the iOS App Store

Ahead of the iOS 10 release to public later this week, Apple has made some of the major changes to App Store revenue sharing live for developers. The company had first detailed these changes right before WWDC this year.

Prevent Your Friends From Snooping Around By Locking Them Into Only One App

Prevent Your Friends From Snooping Around By Locking Them Into Only One App

If you routinely give your friends access to your iPhone, to make a call or to see some photos, you know they almost always end up snooping around. If you want to prevent this from happening, you can use a built-in Accessibility feature in iOS called Guided Access. This is also useful if you have kids and you hand them your iPhone or iPad to watch videos but don’t want them accidentally using everything that’s on your iPhone.