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$6.6M in Apple Products Stolen in Truck Heist

British police say driver, guard were tied up

(Newser) - Police in Britain have asked the public to be on the lookout for anybody selling suspiciously cheap Apple products. Police say bandits made off with $6.6 million in iPhone 11s, iPads, Apple Watches, and other products after a truck heist in Northamptonshire, central England, reports Reuters . The truck was...

Are You Using Your iPhone's 'Secret Button'?

Back of the phone has been touch-sensitive since late September

(Newser) - The latest update to iPhone software added a nifty new feature that may have escaped the attention of many users. It added what Chaim Gartenberg at the Verge calls a "secret button"—the back of the phone. The Back Tap feature turns the "entire back of your...

Here are Apple's New iPhones, Designed for 5G

Models won't include a charging adapter anymore

(Newser) - Apple unveiled four new iPhones on Tuesday that are equipped with technology for use with faster 5G wireless networks. The staggered release schedule compresses Apple's window for building up excitement heading into the holiday season, the AP reports. With unemployment and economic anxiety high during the COVID-19 pandemic, consumers...

Apple Unveils Discount Watch, but No New iPhones Yet

It was company's first virtual-only product reveal

(Newser) - Apple introduced a cheaper version of its smartwatch Tuesday in its latest attempt to broaden the appeal of its trend-setting products while many consumers are forced to scrimp during the coronavirus pandemic. The scaled-down Apple Watch follows on the heels of a budget iPhone the company released five months ago...

Filing Opens in iPhone Settlement

Apple to pay about $25 to each owner who endured slowdown over battery issue

(Newser) - Filing has opened for iPhone owners wanting their cash settlement over battery issues. Apple will pay about $25 to each owner under the settlement of a class-action lawsuit, MacRumors reports, after the manufacturer admitted slowing down older iPhones to head off shutdowns caused by degraded batteries. Apple's payments are...

FBI Cracks Phone of Shooter on Base, Finds al-Qaeda Link

Saudi shooter at Pensacola naval base killed 3 Americans

(Newser) - Last year, a Saudi military officer training at a US naval base in Florida shot and killed three American sailors and wounded eight others. Now, federal authorities have finally broken into one or both of his iPhones and discovered a link to al-Qaeda, reports the New York Times . The gunman,...

Apple Debuts a Much Cheaper iPhone

iPhone SE starts at $399

(Newser) - There wasn't a crowd at the launch of the latest iPhone, and with all Apple stores outside China closed, customers won't be able to try it before they buy it. The new iPhone SE, the first low-cost phone the company has released since 2016, has the same name...

Apple Makes a Big Change to Cleaning Instructions

Yes, you can use disinfecting wipes on your iPhone

(Newser) - Concerned about keeping your phone free of coronavirus germs without destroying it ? Apple wants you to know that it's fine to use disinfectant wipes on your iPhone. In fact, per Engadget , the tech giant actually changed the cleaning section of its website to reflect that. "Using a...

Apple Settles Suit for $25 per iPhone Owner

Company slowed older phones to keep batteries going

(Newser) - Owners of iPhones could receive $25 from Apple after the company agreed to pay up to $500 million to settle claims over intentionally slowing down older phones to preserve older batteries. Apple and lawyers representing iPhone consumers agreed to a deal stemming from Apple's 2017 admission that it was...

This Is Why Movie Bad Guys Never Have iPhones

Knives Out director spills the beans

(Newser) - In the version of the world that Apple wants to see on the big screen, only the good guys have iPhones, according to Knives Out and Last Jedi director Rian Johnson. In what may be a spoiler for Knives Out and numerous other films, Johnson tells Vanity Fair that "...

Warren Buffett's Flip Phone Is 'Permanently Gone'

Billionaire investor now uses an iPhone11

(Newser) - After years of encouragement in the form of gift iPhones, as well as an offer from Apple's CEO to fly to Omaha to set one up for him, Warren Buffett has made the switch. He's now using the new iPhone11, CNBC reports. What did he do with his...

Coronavirus Throws Apple, iPhone for a Loop

Plants have reopened, but second-quarter results will take a hit

(Newser) - Apple is warning investors that it won't meet its second-quarter financial guidance because the viral outbreak in China has cut production of iPhones. The company based in Cupertino, Calif., said Monday that all of its iPhone manufacturing facilities are outside Hubei province, the epicenter of the outbreak, and all...

When Traveling, Beware of This

Experts warn against using public USB charging stations

(Newser) - Travel much? You may already know not to fire up your devices on free USB public charging stations, but if not, here's the warning: "Depending on the vulnerability they exploit, they would have access to everything you would have access to on your phone," cybersecurity pro Jim...

Apple Won't Unlock Mass Shooter's iPhones

The California company refuses to fully unlock iPhones

(Newser) - Should federal agents be hacking into iPhones? The issue came up before in a mass shooting case, and now, with the Pensacola shooting under investigation, it's back in the headlines. Attorney General William Barr asked Apple to help unlock two iPhones used by terrorist suspect Mohammed Saeed Alshamrani—who...

Woman Lost in Woods Saved Thanks to iPhone Flashlight

Woman got lost on a trail, was spotted via night vision helicopter

(Newser) - That iPhone flashlight really comes in handy sometimes ... like when you're missing in the Florida wilderness and hoping to be rescued. That's what happened to a 60-year-old female hiker who got lost on a trail at Thonotosassa's Flatwoods Wilderness Park Sunday; she called 911 from the "...

The 10 Most-Googled Terms of the Year

Disney Plus tops the list, and yes, 'Baby Yoda' makes an appearance on a sub-list

(Newser) - What did Americans want to know about this year? Google is letting us know via its annual list of the most-searched-for terms in the US:
  1. Disney Plus : Disney's addition to the ever-growing list of streaming services tops the list for 2019.
  2. Cameron Boyce : The Disney Channel star was found

You May Want to Check Your iPhone Before Sunday

Without a software upgrade, some older iPhones, iPads may stop working

(Newser) - If your old reliable iPhone or iPad has been chugging along just fine, allowing you to avoid ponying up money for a new one, you might want to check just how old it is before Sunday. Apple is now warning that versions of both devices that came out in 2012...

As Cybersecurity Adviser, Giuliani Made a Major Blunder

He locked himself out of his iPhone and took it to an Apple Store

(Newser) - On Feb. 7, 2017, a 72-year-old man walked into an Apple Store in downtown San Francisco and said he needed help unlocking his iPhone because he'd entered the wrong password more than 10 times. It would have been an unremarkable occurrence—if that man, Rudy Giuliani, hadn't been...

A Cheaper iPhone May Be Headed Our Way

Renowned analyst predicts iPhone SE 2 will cost $399, arrive sometime in first quarter of 2020

(Newser) - As Mashable puts it, Ming-Chi Kuo "tends to be right a lot of the time," meaning people are paying attention to his latest reveal on a possible new iPhone. MacRumors reports the analyst is adding to his previous disclosure that he thinks Apple is planning on releasing a...

Apple Unveils New Version of iPhone

The basic '11' will cost $699

(Newser) - Apple unveiled its new iPhones Tuesday, though the changes are not substantial from previous models, per the AP . The company also announced an unexpected price cut for the cheapest model, underscoring Apple's efforts to counteract a sales slump of its flagship product. The iPhone 11 will be $699 instead...

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