Apple and Broadcom have signed two multi-year deals that will see the latter supply the iPhone maker with a variety of “high-performance wireless components and modules.” The two new agreements are in addition to another agreement that Broadcom had signed with Apple in June 2019 for the supply of specific RF components and modules.
The EU has recently been trying to bring a new mandate to force tech giants to adopt a common charging port for smartphones – the USB Type-C. According to the EU, this will reduce e-waste. It means that Apple will have to ditch its proprietary Lightning port in its iPhones in favor of USB Type-C port. That will be a big move for the company since it has been using Lightning port since 2012.
Jeff Bezos, the world’s richest man and the owner of Amazon, had his iPhone hacked after he received a suspicious message over WhatsApp from the personal account of the crown prince of Saudi Arabia, Mohammed Bin Salman. Both of them were having a friendly chat when the latter sent Bezos the malicious file.
The iPhone 11 series seems to be a hit among buyers in the US, at least during the holiday quarter. The iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max seem to have made up more than two-thirds of all iPhone sales in the country.
If the new report from Forbes is to be believed, extracting data from a locked and an encrypted iPhone is no more a myth. The publication claims that the FBI used a tool called GrayKey to hack into an accused’s iPhone 11 Pro Max and extract data from it.
Barclays analysts believe that the iPhone 12 models due to launch later this year will feature a “refreshed” TrueDepth camera system that will benefit Apple supplier Lite-On Semiconductor.
35 companies including Microsoft, BMW, and Apple have written to the European Commission about patent trolls stifling innovation and blackmailing them.
The Government of India is planning to offer subsidized loans to suppliers of Apple and Samsung, which would entice them to open manufacturing facilities in the country.
Ahead of the Chinese New Year later this month, Apple has released a short film titled “Daughter” shot entirely on the iPhone 11 Pro to celebrate the occasion. The video stars leading actress Zhou Xin and has been directed by Theodore Melfi.
Ever since its launch in 2007, the iPhone has changed the whole world. It changed how we interact with phones, use apps and services in our everyday lives, capture photos, and even the way we work. Today marks the thirteenth anniversary of the unveiling of Apple’s first smartphone.