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Trump Ridicules Report About Risky iPhone Habits

NYT says China and Russia are eavesdropping on his iPhone calls

(Newser) - A new report from the New York Times accuses President Trump of being so lax with his phone habits that Russia and China routinely listen in on his personal conversations. Trump, however, ridiculed the idea in a morning tweet . "The so-called experts on Trump over at the New York... More »

Apple Releases Hefty New iOS Update

It landed in iPhones, iPads, and iPods on Monday

(Newser) - Apple has released the newest edition of its mobile operating system. As the tech behemoth promised last week while unveiling several new devices , the iOS 12 update was made available for iPhones, iPads, and iPod Touch on Monday, USA Today reports. The new iOS will be supported by the new... More »

Here's What Apple Debuted at Today's Event

Including 3 new iPhones, among them the company's most expensive one yet at $1.1K

(Newser) - Apple unveiled three new iPhones on Wednesday, including its biggest and most expensive model yet, as the company seeks to widen the product's appeal amid slowing sales. CEO Tim Cook showed off the iPhone XS Max, which has a bigger screen than the one on last year's dramatically... More »

New iPhone Names Leaked by Apple's Own Site

ATH spotted names in sitemap file

(Newser) - Some of Apple's thunder may have been stolen by ... Apple. The company is slated to reveal its new line of iPhones at 1pm ET Wednesday, and the expectation has been that three new ones are coming, including its most expensive model to date, reports the AP . In advance... More »

Guy Who Invented iPhone's Autocorrect Apologizes

But Ken Kocienda isn't really that sorry, as he explains

(Newser) - You may not know the name Ken Kocienda, but you've likely cursed him. Or at least one of his inventions. As Kocienda explains in a piece at Wired , he worked as an engineer at Apple back when the iPhone was being invented, and he played a crucial role in... More »

Apple to Unveil New iPhones Next Month

The event is set for Sept. 12

(Newser) - September is nearly upon us, and you know what that means: we get a glimpse of the next generation of iPhone. At least, that's the speculation from Business Insider , which reports that Apple has sent out invitations for an event at its Cupertino HQ, adding that the company has... More »

AP Probe: Google Is Storing Data You Said Not To

Specifically, your location data

(Newser) - Google wants to know where you go so badly that it records your movements even when you explicitly tell it not to. An AP investigation found many Google services on Android devices and iPhones store your location data even if you've used privacy settings that say they'll prevent... More »

Apple and Samsung Settle Epic Patent Infringement Battle

The companies filed a notice in federal court that they have agreed to drop the case

(Newser) - An epic legal battle between smartphone titans is finally over. Apple and Samsung have settled their seven-year patent dispute over Apple’s allegations that Samsung copied the iPhone’s design and software, reports CNN . Terms were not available, but according to the Wall Street Journal , the companies filed a notice... More »

Woman Has 25M Reasons to Not Let Toddler Use iPhone

'iPhone is disabled, try again in 25,114,984 minutes'

(Newser) - Well, that's one way to beat a smartphone addiction. The South China Morning Post reports a Shanghai mom is locked out of her iPhone for the next 47 years after her 2-year-old son repeatedly entered the wrong passcode. The mom, identified only as Lu, gave her son the phone... More »

Every iPhone Now Unlockable by the Feds, Report Says

Sources told 'Forbes' that a federal contractor discovered a way to get around Apple security

(Newser) - The federal government is likely now able to unlock any model of iPhone. A report in Forbes says a contractor known as a go-to for when U.S. officials want a suspect's device unlocked has discovered a way around Apple's security features. The contractor is an Israeli firm... More »

Apple May Alter Phone Lineup Like Never Before

It's rumored to be killing iPhone X before first birthday

(Newser) - Apple's most expensive iPhone ever might also be its shortest lived. A report from Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities—dubbed "the king of Apple analysts" by Mashable —predicts Apple will end production of the iPhone X after shipping 18 million devices in the first quarter of 2018,... More »

iPhone Slowdown Will Soon Be Optional

But Tim Cook doesn't recommend you disable it

(Newser) - Apple has somewhat good news for users of older, slower iPhones who don't want to go out and buy a new battery. Tim Cook tells ABC News that a new iOS update—expected in early February, per the Verge —will allow iPhone users to disable Apple's deliberate... More »

Apple Investors Sound Alarm Over Products' 'Consequences'

They're worried about iPhone's impact on kids

(Newser) - Apple needs to do something about the "unintentional negative consequences" its products are having on children, two of the company's investors warn. In an open letter , Jana Partners LLC and the California State Teachers' Retirement System, which own about $2 billion in Apple stock between them, call for... More »

Apology Could 'Fundamentally Change' Apple

But investors should be celebrating, according to one source

(Newser) - When Apple apologized Thursday for deliberately—and secretly— slowing down older iPhones to make sure their batteries continue to function, it was an "extraordinary move," Business Insider reports. And that's not just because it was a rare apology from the company. Matt Weinberger writes that the apology... More »

Apple Apologizes for Secretly Slowing Down Old iPhones

It's offering $50 off replacement batteries

(Newser) - Apple says it is sorry about secretly slowing down older models of iPhone —and to make sure there are no hard feelings, it will offer battery replacements at a reduced price. In a letter on its website, the company says it would never "do anything to intentionally shorten... More »

Apple Slowed iPhones, Forcing Owners to Buy New Ones: Suit

Apple hit with lawsuit Friday

(Newser) - iPhone owners from several states sued Apple Inc. for not disclosing sooner that it issued software updates deliberately slowing older-model phones so aging batteries lasted longer, saying Apple's silence led them to wrongly conclude that their only option was to buy newer, pricier iPhones. The allegations were in a... More »

3 Quotes That Explain Apple's iPhone Battery Confession

It is indeed slowing down older phones

(Newser) - Apple on Thursday copped to something users have long suspected: It slows down older iPhones. While conspiracy theorists have suggested it was part of a planned obsolescence gambit, Apple says it is, on the contrary, trying to make sure older phones continue to work. The admission came after Geekbench , a... More »

Weird iOS Glitch Forces Awkward Typos

There are 3 ways to fix it, for now

(Newser) - "I" is one of the most common words in the English language. But for some iPhone users, it's impossible to type. According to MacRumors , a bug in Apple's iOS 11 has messed with the predictive text function on some iPhones. The result is that when users type... More »

iPhone X Is a Step Toward 'Invisible' Tech

Reviewers discuss Face ID, battery life, and the phone's legacy

(Newser) - It took only minutes for the iPhone X to sell out worldwide before any detailed reviews came in. Tech analysts don't think early adopters will be disappointed, except perhaps when it comes to cost. Forbes notes Apple's highest-priced iPhone yet—$999 for a 64GB model, $1,149 for... More »

Preorders In for iPhone X, but There's Already Controversy

Rumored production issues and too much hype regarding demand are the buzz right now

(Newser) - The iPhone X will officially ship on Nov. 3, but those vying for Apple's latest smartphone were able to try to preorder on Friday—and the first available batches sold out in mere minutes. CNET reports only a few models were left after just 10 minutes of opening the... More »

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