India has signed a new law that demands all smartphones, including the iPhone, must provide a “panic button” feature from January 1, 2017. The move will allow users to notify the nearest security agency when they are in trouble.
Apple has patented a new design for hybrid headphones with wired and wireless connections that won’t drop audio when switching between the two. The headphones could be the perfect accessory for a future iPhone that ships without a 3.5mm headphone jack.
If you want a smartphone with an optical zoom lens, you have to settle for a bulky device with a huge hump in its back. But a new Apple invention for a compact telephoto lens that folds away when not in use could change that for future iPhones.
iPhone addiction is real. You might not think you use your device a lot, but you might be surprised by how much you check it throughout the day. According to Apple, the average iPhone unlocks their handset 80 times every single day.
Apple takes security and privacy seriously, which gives us peace of mind when we buy a device like the iPhone. But they’re not immune to hacking and snooping. To prove this, German hacker Karsten Nohl demonstrated his ability to snoop on phone calls and text messages during an episode of the CBS show 60 Minutes.
Huawei is hoping that it can surpass Apple in the China smartphone market within three years. The company, which is based in China, also hopes to outperform Samsung within five. Its aim for 2016 is to ship 140 million devices worldwide.
The iPhone exploit that allowed the FBI to access an iPhone 5c used by terror suspect Syed Farook is unlikely to be shared with Apple, according to a new report. It is thought the flaw was found by a private company that maintains ownership of it.
Apple’s bid to increase its success in India by selling used iPhones hasn’t been well-received by local companies, who are concerned that the move will increase the amount of electronic waste and jeopardize their future. Industry executives are now fighting Apple’s plan.