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How a 'Boring' iPhone Led to Samsung's Big Mistake

Samsung rushed things to get flashier phone to market quickly

(Newser) - In the race to sell smartphones, it turns out that Apple was the tortoise and Samsung was an exploding hare. Sources tell Bloomberg that Samsung rushed the Galaxy Note 7 to market to take advantage of what the company had discovered would be an unexciting iPhone 7 from Apple. The... More »

Apple Dumped Headphone Jack Out of 'Greed,' 'Stupidity'

Mashable columnist laughs off company's claim that 'courage' led to getting rid of iPhone feature

(Newser) - Apple presented its new smartphone Wednesday, and nestled in with the iPhone 7's much-ballyhooed features was the disclosure that the company is getting rid of the phone's headphone jack—news that wasn't exactly met with universal acclaim , or much acclaim at all. Chris Taylor is one detractor... More »

Apple's New iPhone Is Just a Modest Upgrade

And you better not lose those expensive wireless headphones

(Newser) - This year's iPhone, revealed Wednesday, is seen as a more modest upgrade, as several analysts noted that it was increasingly difficult to make impressive changes in hardware, the AP reports. Among Apple's biggest changes are nixing the headphone jack and adding a "dual lens" camera to the... More »

New iPhone Tells Headphone Jack to Hit the Road

Apple will unveil its new iPhone 7 on Wednesday

(Newser) - Wednesday is new iPhone day, also known as tech-news Christmas. So here's what people are saying less than 24 hours before Apple unveils its new iPhone 7:
  • The biggest news circling around the new iPhone is its lack of a headphone jack, opting instead for wireless headphones or headphones
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Streisand: Siri Mispronounces My Name, but Tim Cook Is On It

She says Apple head is putting out a fix

(Newser) - If you own an iPhone, the next iOS update on Sept. 30 will include a strange fix for Siri. It seems the Apple virtual assistant does not currently pronounce Barbra Streisand's name correctly, the singer recently told NPR . "[It's] Streisand with a soft S, like sand on... More »

Cyclist Burned After He Falls on His iPhone

Australian Gareth Clear has third-degree burns on his butt

(Newser) - Sydney cyclist Gareth Clear was riding his bike with his iPhone 6 in his back pocket over the weekend when his foot slipped off the pedal and he lost his balance and fell—all par for the course for riders of any level. But he was not expecting his phone... More »

NFL Star Breaks Elbow Catching ... an iPhone

It was brand new, guys

(Newser) - Darren McFadden might lose his spot as the Dallas Cowboys' starting running back thanks to a slippery iPhone. McFadden—fourth in the league for rushing last season—nearly dropped his brand new iPhone at his home over Memorial Day weekend. In an effort to catch it, he cracked his right... More »

You Can Finally Delete Apple's Default Apps

Bye bye, Stocks

(Newser) - No longer will your iPhone be filled with default apps you never use and can't get rid of. With Apple's iOS 10, unveiled Monday at its developers' conference, users can finally delete many apps that come standard on Apple devices, like Stocks, News, and Weather, writes Lily Hay... More »

Thieves Dressed as Employees Terrorize NYC Apple Stores

They've made off with nearly 100 iPhones since February

(Newser) - Thieves have stolen more than $55,000 worth of iPhones from New York City Apple Stores over the past four months by dressing as employees. The New York Post reports it started in February when a woman dressed like an Apple employee grabbed eight iPhones from an Apple Store on... More »

After Baby Stops Breathing, 'Hey Siri' Comes to Rescue

Aussie mom used voice-activated feature to call ambulance as she performed CPR

(Newser) - An Aussie mom recently penned a heartfelt thank-you note to Apple, and her story of how the company's "Hey Siri" feature helped save her 1-year-old daughter is now making the rounds. Per 9to5mac.com , Stacey Gleeson noticed her daughter, Giana, wasn't breathing back in March, and as... More »

Police Hacked iPhone of Actor's Murdered Wife

Authorities say text messages show the couple were fighting

(Newser) - While the FBI was trying to figure out a way into the locked iPhone that belonged to one of the San Bernardino shooters, the LAPD found a hacker to crack a phone belonging to the murdered wife of actor Michael Jace , the Los Angeles Times reports. Jace—best known for... More »

Woman Ordered to Unlock iPhone With Fingerprint

Some say move violates 5th Amendment

(Newser) - Apple's fight with the feds over unlocking the San Bernardino shooter's phone has dominated the headlines, but a judge demanded a woman's fingerprint be used to unlock her iPhone—a first in a federal court case, reports the Los Angeles Times . Paytsar Bkhchadzhyan's phone was seized... More »

Easy Trick Turns iPhone Folders From Squares to Circles

Because who wants to be square?

(Newser) - Looking to gussy up your iPhone or iPad home screen? Lifehacker reports on a "fun little trick" that changes your lame, old square folders to awesome circle folders. All it takes its setting a very small image—like 3 pixels by 3 pixels small—as your home screen wallpaper... More »

Apple Revenue Down for First Time in 13 Years

...since 2003, when the iPod was hot and there was no iPhone

(Newser) - Apple sold more than 51 million iPhones in the first three months of this year—and that's the problem. That's 10 million fewer iPhones than the tech giant sold during the same quarter a year ago, its first year-over-year decline in iPhone sales. As a result, Apple on... More »

How Did FBI Crack That Phone? They Paid Hackers

'Gray hats' discovered iPhone security hole

(Newser) - To get into the locked iPhone of San Bernardino gunman Syed Rizwan Farook, the FBI apparently did something Apple never does : give money to hackers. Sources tell the Washington Post that the agency avoided a legal battle with Apple by paying a group of so-called "gray hat" hackers who... More »

FBI Trying to Hack iPhone in Murder Case

Apple devices belong to Arkansas murder suspects

(Newser) - The FBI will again put its mysterious phone-hacking skills to use: A prosecutor in Arkansas says the FBI's Little Rock field office has agreed to help hack an iPhone and iPod owned by two teenagers accused of killing a couple in July. Hunter Drexler, 18—whose iPhone 6 was... More »

FBI to Apple: No Worries, We Hacked Your iPhone

So ends the legal dispute over Syed Farook's device

(Newser) - The FBI said Monday it successfully used a mysterious technique without Apple Inc.'s help to hack into the iPhone used by a gunman in a mass shooting in California, effectively ending a pitched court battle between the Obama administration and one of the world's leading technology companies.... More »

Latest Apple Update Is Causing Apps to Crash

Many users are reporting the issue with iOS 9.3

(Newser) - If you haven't updated to iOS 9.3, you may want to wait: According to AppleInsider , users are reporting a bug that causes apps to crash and freeze. The problem occurs when clicking hyperlinks in Apple apps including Mail, Messages, and Safari, as well as some third-party apps like... More »

Apple Doesn't Pay Hackers, So Hackers Help FBI: Experts

The black market is doing just fine, though

(Newser) - Hack into Google, Facebook, or Microsoft products and one can reap "bug bounties" that those companies pay to unearth their own flaws. But Apple doesn't pony up for such detective work, which is why security experts say they're not shocked an outside party— Reuters notes an Israeli... More »

Apple Reveals Smaller Phone

The SE will start at $399

(Newser) - Apple confirmed a badly kept secret of the tech world on Monday: It's rolling out a 4-inch phone called the iPhone SE. The Wall Street Journal reports that the $399 price for the 16GB version is the company's lowest ever for a new phone. The 64GB version will... More »

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