With Apple no longer bundling a power adapter with the iPhone 12 lineup and even removing it from the box of the iPhone 11 and the iPhone SE, the company has gone ahead and launched a new USB-C power adapter. The 20W USB-C power adapter is the same one that Apple is bundling with the iPad Air 4 that also goes on sale later this month.
There have been reports in the past suggesting that Apple could soon start working on a foldable iPhone. The Cupertino-based tech giant had even filed for patents related to a foldable smartphone, pointing that it is seriously considering a foldable iPhone. Today, a popular leakster, Ice Universe, has revealed on Weibo that Apple has ordered a batch of foldable displays from Samsung, suggesting that Apple is indeed working on a foldable iPhone.
Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo believes that Trump’s ban on WeChat could have ramifications for Apple in China and the move could hurt iPhone sales in the region in a big way.
Apple announced its earnings for the third fiscal quarter of 2020, beating market estimates and reporting record revenue. It defied the COVID-19 pandemic due to higher sales of iPads and MacBooks as more people stayed home and worked. The company also announced strong sales from its iPhone, Services, and Wearables categories. It also confirmed that the launch of the iPhone 12 series has been delayed by a few weeks.
Apple recently settled a ‘Batterygate’ lawsuit against it by agreeing to pay $500 million which could see affected users get up to $25 from the company. Now, the company is being subjected to another multi-state U.S. investigation that is being led by Arizona for intentionally slowing down older iPhones.
Last year, Apple had announced at the Black Hat security conference that it will be providing security researchers with ‘jailbroken’ iPhones to allow them to find more vulnerabilities in iOS. Almost a year later, the company will finally start providing these iPhones to security researchers and analysts that meet the eligibility criteria.
The results of the 2020 iPhone Photography Awards have been announced which showcase the excellent imaging capabilities of the iPhone. One would think that most of the winning entries would have been taken from an iPhone 11 or iPhone 11 Pro, but that’s actually not the case. In fact, one of the winning photos was shot from an iPhone 4.
We all know that smartphones are made using various metals and some rare earth minerals. To find out exactly what goes into making a smartphone and electronics in general, some scientists went through blending an iPhone to the dust. What they found was a bit surprising, and everyone should take note of how their smartphones are made why there’s a need to recycle them.
If you were affected by the ‘batterygate’ issue, you can get up to $25 from Apple. The company had decided to pay $500 million to end the class action lawsuit slapped on it in the United States.
A number of popular iOS apps including Spotify, TikTok, Tinder, and PUBG are crashing for iPhone users due to an issue with the Facebook SDK. All these apps use the Facebook SDK and offer it as an alternative login option. This is the second time this year that a number of iOS apps are crashing due to an issue with the Facebook SDK.