Apple’s Latest Patent Describes Using the iPhone to Access and Control Vehicles

Apple’s Latest Patent Describes Using the iPhone to Access and Control Vehicles

The latest patent granted to Apple by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office describes “portable devices” that provides the owner of a vehicle with full control over it. The portable device depicted in the diagram looks like an iPhone that would be able to wirelessly communicate to the car and issue commands to it.

Tim Cook: Apple Won’t Become a Carrier or MVNO

Tim Cook: Apple Won’t Become a Carrier or MVNO

Speaking at Startup Fest Europe in Amsterdam today, Apple CEO Tim Cook confirmed the Cupertino company has no plans to become a carrier or mobile virtual network operator (MVNO). Apple simply doesn’t have the expertise, he said.

iPhone 6 Prototype Surfaces on eBay With Test Software, Big Price Tag

iPhone 6 Prototype Surfaces on eBay With Test Software, Big Price Tag

A prototype iPhone 6 unit has surfaced on eBay running Apple’s internal debugging software called SwitchBoard. The handset packs a red Lightning connector but no FCC markings, and you’ll need well over $5,000 spare if you’re interested in claiming it.

Apple Expected to Launch 13-inch Retina MacBook and Drop MacBook Air Lineup in Q3 2016

Apple Expected to Launch 13-inch Retina MacBook and Drop MacBook Air Lineup in Q3 2016

Apple will introduce a new 13-inch Retina MacBook and drop the entire MacBook Air lineup later this year, according to reliable KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. The move means the MacBook Air won’t get the Retina display upgrade many fans had been waiting for.

2016 MacBook Pro to Be ‘Thinner and Lighter’; Feature Touch ID and OLED Touch Bar Display

2016 MacBook Pro to Be ‘Thinner and Lighter’; Feature Touch ID and OLED Touch Bar Display

KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo — known for his accurate track record of predicting Apple’s future plans — in his new report says that Apple will be launching a thinner and lighter revamped MacBook Pro this year. Beside these cosmetic changes, the new MacBook Pro(s) will also feature Touch ID and an OLED display located above the keyboard.

Apple Supplier Sees Uptick in Manufacturing Orders Ahead of 2017 iPhone

Apple Supplier Sees Uptick in Manufacturing Orders Ahead of 2017 iPhone

Will Apple launch an iPhone in the year 2017 that features an OLED display? The Rumor Mill believes it will, and suppliers are seeing a trend that could suggest that future will happen.

Daily App Deals for May 23, 2016 featuring Block vs Block, Smart PDF Scanner and more

Daily App Deals for May 23, 2016 featuring Block vs Block, Smart PDF Scanner and more

We have some great apps for you today that are discounted for a short duration in the App Store, including Block vs Block, Smart PDF Scanner and others. Some deals may expire quickly — even on the same day of this post. If there is a discounted app that you like, grab it while it is still on sale.

iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus Schematics Confirm Dual-Camera Exclusivity and no Smart Connector

iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus Schematics Confirm Dual-Camera Exclusivity and no Smart Connector

There’s still at least a couple of months to go before Apple unveils its next iPhone lineup, but the Rumor Mill hasn’t stopped churning out new things to go over anyway.

Apple Seeds tvOS 9.2.2 Beta 1 to Developers

Apple Seeds tvOS 9.2.2 Beta 1 to Developers

Apple has seeded the first developer beta for iOS 9.3.3, as well as the first developer beta for OS X 10.11.6, and now a new beta for tvOS as well.

Apple Seeds OS X El Capitan 10.11.6 Beta 1 to Developers

Apple Seeds OS X El Capitan 10.11.6 Beta 1 to Developers

Apple has seen fit to seed another beta of OS X to developers, following on the heels of releasing the first developer beta for iOS 9.3.3.