Apple’s mission to make the world a greater place means it’s more environmentally friendly than most Silicon Valley giants. So much so that it built an amazing iPhone disassembly robot called Liam that pulls apart old devices to salvage the parts for recycling.
An iPhone 6 caused panic on an Alaska Air flight this week after bursting into flames 90 minutes away from landing. Anna Crail, a college sophomore, was watching a movie on her device en route to Hawaii when flames began “shooting out” of it.
Alphabet chairman Eric Schmidt can probably have all the Nexus smartphones he wants absolutely free, but it seems he’s not interested in those. During a recent trip to South Korea, Schmidt was caught snapping photos on an iPhone.
Apple’s recent court victory suggests it is slowly but surely winning its battle to maintain iPhone privacy in the U.S., but it may not be so successful elsewhere. France is threatening to fine the Cupertino €1 million ($1.08 million) for every iPhone it refuses to unlock.
Apple, with its new iOS 9.3 upgrade, appears to have added a feature for IT administrators that could upset a lot of employees. According to a PDF on the company’s Developer Center, employers will be able to dictate where app icons sit on company iPhone home screens.
Bill Gates says Apple should unlock an iPhone used by a San Bernardino gunman to help the FBI. The Microsoft founder and former CEO believes this is a one-off scenario, and that Apple should provide the government with the information they need to solve its case.
Despite overwhelming support from fans and many of its peers in the technology industry, it looks like Apple’s battle against the FBI isn’t supported by everyone. In fact, in a recent survey, Pew Research Center found that more than half of respondents are on the Justice Department’s side.
Apple is battling against a court order to unlock one iPhone for the FBI, but the U.S. Justice Department wants the Cupertino company to extract data from many more. According to a new report, there are around 12 undisclosed cases similar to that Apple is already fighting.
Apple rolled out its third iOS 9.3 beta earlier this week — and followed it up with a public beta on Wednesday — and although it is almost identical to the second beta, there is one nice new addition. Those on Verizon can now enjoy Wi-Fi Calling.