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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 »

After Prison, OJ Simpson Wants Seafood Steak, iPhone

Attorney says Simpson has missed the 'simple pleasures'

(Newser) - OJ Simpson has big plans when he's released from prison after nine years—which could happen as early as Monday . "He wants to eat seafood; he wants to eat steak," attorney Malcolm LaVergne tells ABC News . "He wants to enjoy the very simple pleasures that he... More »

Behold Apple's New iPhone X

It's the 'biggest leap forward since the original iPhone'

(Newser) - It was an iPhone bonanza on Tuesday, with Apple announcing not one, not two, but three new iPhones during its annual conference, ABC News reports. The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus—starting at $699 and $799 respectively—are a continuation of the iPhone as we know it and feature... More »

Leak Reveals Big Changes for iPhone 8

No more home button, for one

(Newser) - We now have the best idea yet of how Apple's iPhone will be updated in its 10th anniversary edition . The final version of iOS 11 leaked over the weekend, apparently confirming the pricey iPhone 8 will get rid of its home button in favor of a bezel-free display with... More »

New iPhones Expected to Be Unveiled on Sept. 12

'Wall Street Journal' sets a date for next Apple showcase

(Newser) - Those waiting to upgrade their iPhones can expect to see the new options on Sept. 12. The Wall Street Journal reports that as the date for the next Apple product unveiling. Assuming that's the case—last-minute production glitches could throw off the schedule—customers should be able to order... More »

Popular iPhone Case Gets Recalled

Leaking liquid from MixBin product can cause chemical burns

(Newser) - A popular iPhone case is being recalled for the worst of reasons: chemical burns. MixBin is calling back 275,000 or so glittery iPhone cases made for the iPhone 6, 6S, and 7 and sold through retailers such as Amazon, Henri Bendel, MixBin, Nordstrom Rack, Tory Burch, and Victoria's... More »

$590K in iPhones Stolen —From Moving Truck

5 Romanian men face charges in the Netherlands

(Newser) - They might've been game to join Dom Toretto's crew. Instead, five men accused of daring thefts from moving vehicles across Europe are behind bars in the Netherlands. Dutch police say five Romanian suspects, aged 33 to 43, were arrested over the weekend after a July 24 theft that... More »

No, a $1,400 iPhone Doesn't Make Sense

Tech writers disagree amid rumors of a pricey new phone from Apple

(Newser) - Apple is coming out with a new iPhone later this year, and the hottest rumor isn't so much about tech specs as price. For its 10th-anniversary phone, Apple is said to be considering a price tag north of $1,000, and perhaps as high as $1,400, for the... More »

Steve Jobs Really Didn't Want Apple to Make the iPhone

And more from the 'secret history' of the iPhone

(Newser) - Steve Jobs really didn't want Apple to make a phone. Not only was the Apple CEO wary of dealing with mobile carriers, he was worried smartphones would only ever be popular with the "pocket protector crowd." After increasing pressure from employees, Jobs finally agreed Apple could make... More »

Suspect Tells Judge He Forgot His Phone Passcode; It Works

Meanwhile, another man got 180 days in jail for giving cops incorrect passcode

(Newser) - If authorities in Florida demand the passcode for your iPhone, giving them the incorrect one will net you 180 days in jail. But claiming you forgot? That's apparently a get-out-of-jail-free card. Christopher Wheeler is suspected of abusing his daughter, and detectives believe his phone contains images of her injuries,... More »

Trump Is Said to Have a Single App on His Phone

Surprised to hear it's Twitter?

(Newser) - CNET thinks that President Trump should load his iPhone with apps to help out in a variety of situations: Candy Crush for "dull meetings," for instance. But Mike Allen notes for Axios that "top White House officials" have told him the commander in chief only has... More »

Working Theory in Jet Crash: iPhone in Cockpit Is to Blame

Investigators say co-pilot may have used wrong outlet in EgyptAir crash

(Newser) - Investigators still don't know what caused an EgyptAir jet to crash last year en route from Paris to Cairo, but they're seriously looking into the possibility that a co-pilot's iPhone or iPad Mini is to blame. The theory is that the co-pilot plugged the device into a... More »

Note to iPhone Thieves: Do Not Answer FaceTime Calls

Deputy called stolen phone, alleged perp answered, got his picture taken

(Newser) - The latest gleeful Facebook post from law enforcement comes to us by way of, why yes, Florida: Specifically, the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office, which titled its post , "Smile - Thanks to a Quick Thinking OCSO Deputy - You're Being Facetimed Using a Stolen Phone!" Which brings... More »

He Flipped a Switch and the Home Exploded. Siri Saved Him

Christopher Beaucher was checking on his mom's vacant NH cottage

(Newser) - A New Hampshire man who was injured in a house explosion is thanking Siri for saving his life. Christopher Beaucher says he was checking on his mother's vacant cottage in Wilmot on May 1 when he saw something suspicious and went inside, per the AP . He tells WMUR-TV when... More »

Feinstein Reveals How Much FBI Paid to Hack iPhone

Agency shelled out $900K to see San Bernardino shooter's info

(Newser) - Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the top Democrat on the Senate committee that oversees the FBI, says the government paid $900,000 to break into the locked iPhone of a gunman in the San Bernardino, Calif., shootings . The FBI considers the figure classified, and also won't disclose the identity of the... More »

iPhone Thief Gets Creative Inside a Target Store

Cops: She dressed as employee, stole $40K worth of iPhones

(Newser) - She wasn't a Target employee, but a woman who sure seemed like one allegedly made off with around $40,000 worth of iPhones from a Virginia store. NBC Washington reports Fairfax County cops are looking for the retail impostor, who they say donned attire resembling a worker's getup,... More »

Fast-Thinking 4-Year-Old Saves Mom With Siri

He uses her thumb to unlock phone, then summons help

(Newser) - A tech-savvy 4-year-old boy saved his mother’s life by unlocking her iPhone with her thumbprint and using Siri to call an ambulance when she became unresponsive. The BBC reports that during the emergency call in south London, the boy identified as Roman thought his mother had already died, saying... More »

Hackers Threaten to Wipe 559M Apple Accounts

A video reportedly shows them accessing one

(Newser) - Hackers identifying themselves as "Turkish Crime Family" are threatening to wipe hundreds of millions of Apple users' devices, including files backed up on the iCloud, if Apple doesn't pay a ransom of at least $75,000, reports Motherboard . The hackers say they have access to as many as... More »

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