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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... More »

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... More »

Until Recently, Websites Were Hacking iPhones

Hackers were able to access iPhones' keychain and messaging apps

(Newser) - Visit a website, and boom—your iPhone is hacked. That nightmare vulnerability was plaguing iPhones until a Google team warned Apple about it in February, the Verge reports. Google's Project Zero team found that hacked websites were taking advantage of security flaws to crawl into any iPhone that came... More »

Whistleblower Reveals 'Secret' Siri Recordings

Apple tells contractors to stop listening to Siri recordings

(Newser) - Think Siri doesn't listen? It does at times—so Apple has told contractors to stop listening to recordings made on the iOS software, the Guardian reports. This after a whistleblower report in the Guardian found that contractors, hired to maintain quality control, were hearing private recordings made unintentionally by... More »

Steve Jobs' 'Spiritual Partner' Is Leaving Apple

Jony Ive designed iPhone, iPad, iMac

(Newser) - The man Steve Jobs once called his "spiritual partner" at Apple is leaving the company after nearly 30 years. British industrial designer Jony Ive—who became Sir Jonathan Ive in 2012—designed the iMac, iPod, iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch, among other products. He joined the company in 1992... More »

Woman Boards Flight, Gets Shocking AirDrop Message

'It was just very explicit,' says Kat Pitman

(Newser) - Air travel can already be stressful, but try starting a flight with an unwanted dose of pornographic imagery—which is exactly what happened to Kat Pitman, USA Today reports. The 40-year-old says she had just boarded a Southwest Airlines flight from Louisville to Chicago on Friday when her iPhone buzzed... More »

Apple Is Killing One of Its Biggest Products

The long-rumored demise is finally here

(Newser) - Love it or hate it, iTunes has been around for nearly 20 years—and now it's getting the boot. Apple will announce its pending demise on Monday at a developer conference in California, Bloomberg reports. The multi-faceted media software is slated to be replaced by separate TV, Music, and... More »

Judge Rules on Man Caught Driving With Dead Cellphone

Canadian judge explains his thinking in detail

(Newser) - A man caught driving with a dead cellphone has been found guilty of using a cellphone while driving, the Guardian reports. A Canadian judge ruled Monday that Patrick Henry Grzelak, caught wearing earbuds behind the wheel in British Columbia in Oct. 2018, had broken the law. "The cellphone itself... More »

Students' iPhone Scam Took Apple for $900K, US Says

Fakes sent in for repairs were replaced by genuine ones

(Newser) - Two college students scammed Apple out of $900,000 by sending fake iPhones to the company for repair under warranty, federal complaints say. The company realized many of the thousands of phones were counterfeit but still returned almost 1,500 genuine replacements to the students, NBC News reports. The phones... More »

'Siri, I Am Going to Shoot Up a School'

Indiana teen arrested after disturbing query

(Newser) - A 13-year-old boy in Indiana ended up in juvenile detention after asking Siri a disturbing question—and sharing the results online. The Valparaiso Police Department says the teen told the Apple digital assistant, "Siri, I am going to shoot up a school," Fox reports. Police say the teen... More »

Massive FaceTime Privacy Flaw Revealed

Apple bug let users eavesdrop in secret

(Newser) - Anyone might've gained access to a FaceTime user's conversations and live camera footage via a bug Apple is now racing to fix. The website 9to5Mac first reported Monday that a bug in Apple's Group FaceTime feature allowed an iPhone or iPad user to call another user and... More »

iPhone Tweet Means Demotion for Workers at Rival

A big whoops for Huawei

(Newser) - Falling solidly under the "you had one job" umbrella this week is a story out of China. If you're responsible for updating Huawei Technologies' social media pages, highlighting a rival tech company probably isn't the best idea—which is exactly what two Huawei employees just discovered. Reuters... More »

Apple Shares Dive After CEO's Bad News

'This is Apple's darkest day during the Cook era'

(Newser) - Apple shares are in store for a bruising after CEO Tim Cook's warning to shareholders on Wednesday. The share price dived 8% in after-hours trading and is now down by a third from its October peak. The price is expected to plunge further on Thursday, bringing other tech stocks... More »

Demand for the iPhone Isn't What it Used to Be

Apple's revenue expected to be 9% lower than previous projection

(Newser) - Apple acknowledged that demand for iPhones is waning, the AP reports, confirming investor fears that the company's most profitable product has lost some of its luster. The reckoning came in a letter from Apple CEO Tim Cook to the company's shareholders released after the stock market closed Wednesday.... More »

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 »

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