Category Archives: iPhone


News: Apple replies to senator’s questions about Face ID safety

Dan Pye October 17, 2017

Apple’s efforts to explain how its Face ID technology works and why it can be trusted to safeguard user data have drawn praise from Senator Al Franken, who sent the company an inquiry shortly after the feature was announced, CNET reports. Franken, the leading Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology and Law, asked for specifics about the new technology, as he did in 2013 when he had similar questions about Touch ID.…


News: Apple releases third developer betas for iOS 11.1, tvOS 11.1 + watchOS 4.1

Dan Pye October 17, 2017

Apple has released a third set of betas for iOS 11.1, tvOS 11.1, and watchOS 4.1 to registered developers. The release notes for all three platforms mostly indicate bug fixes, although watchOS 4.1 adds Apple Music streaming capabilities to the Apple Watch Series 3, including support for iCloud Music Library and Apple Music radio stations. Recent reports also suggest that iOS 11.1 may add support for Apple Pay Cash, with Apple’s corporate and…


CarPlay Becoming A ‘Must Have’ Feature For iPhone Users

Tyler Lee October 17, 2017

The times of when all we demanded from our car’s entertainment system was radio is long gone. Fast forward to today and our requirements for an infotainment system has changed where it needs to have a display, support Bluetooth connectivity, pair with our phones, show maps, and so on.

This has allowed companies such as Apple and Google to come up with their own car infotainment systems like CarPlay and Android Auto respectively. It is also why it is not a surprise to learn that demand for CarPlay is slowly on the rise amongst iPhone users, or at least that’s according to a recent survey conducted by Strategy Analytics.

According to the survey, it has found that in the US, 23% of smartphone users say that CarPlay is a “must have” feature for their next car purchase. 56% have said that they are interested, while 21% aren’t interested. This number is higher in other parts of the world like Europe where 25% say it is a must have, and China where the number is even higher at 36%.

Admittedly CarPlay isn’t quite taking off like iOS given how competitive the field is, and not to mention many carmakers who already have solutions of their own, but what do you guys think? Is CarPlay (or Android Auto for our Android readers out there) a “must have” feature for your next car?

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iPhone With Apple Pencil Support Rumored For 2019

Tyler Lee October 16, 2017

The Apple Pencil is one of the key features of Apple’s iPad Pro tablets, and many have wondered if eventually the day might come where the iPhone could support the stylus. It turns out that it might in the next couple of years, or at least that’s according to a recent report out of Korea by The Investor (via Tech Radar).

According to the report, it quotes one of their sources telling them that Apple could be preparing an iPhone that supports the Apple Pencil as early as 2019. The report also claims that Apple is in talks with various stylus makers for a partnership of sorts, and that Apple could be giving its A-series chipset a major upgrade to better support handwriting features.

This is not the first time that the idea of an Apple Pencil for the iPhone has been floated, although given that the current design of the Apple Pencil for the iPad Pro makes it hard to bring it around, we’re not sure how Apple plans to address this with the iPhone. After all we’re sure that not everyone wants to carry the two devices separately, right?

We’re also not 100% sure if the idea makes sense. Sure, Samsung has seen a lot of success with its Galaxy Note series and the S Pen that accompanies it, but whether or not Apple seems that success as worth following is another story. In any case take it with a grain of salt for now, but what do you guys think? Is an iPhone with an Apple Pencil something you’d like to see in the future?

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iPhone 7 Reportedly Outselling The iPhone 8 In The US

Tyler Lee October 16, 2017

This year we saw Apple announce the iPhone 8, 8 Plus, and the iPhone X. The latter represents the latest in Apple’s design and technology and can be considered to be a very beast compared to the iPhone 8. This might explain why there have been reports to suggest that the iPhone 8 isn’t doing as well as it could because customers are waiting for the iPhone X.

However it seems that there could be another reason, and that is customers are preferring the older iPhone 7 models. In a report from Reuters, they are citing carrier store surveys conducted by KeyBanc Capital Markets in which it was found that as far as US consumers are concerned, the iPhone 7 appears to be outselling the iPhone 8.

It is understandable why this might be the case, since apart from the under-the-hood performance upgrades, the iPhone 8 isn’t exactly the most compelling upgrade over the iPhone 7, at least compared to the iPhone X. The lower price tag also makes it a more attractive alternative to those who’d rather not spend too much money.

This isn’t to say that the iPhone 8 is a flop, far from it, but rather the survey has found that the iPhone 8 isn’t as popular compared to its predecessors. It has also been suggested that customers are waiting for the iPhone X for comparison before making a decision. KeyBanc analyst John Vinh says, “Many respondents indicated that a meaningful portion of customers are buying iPhone 7 in lieu of the new iPhone 8, given the lack of significant enhancements in the new phone.”

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News: Report: Apple considering offering stylus-compatible iPhone as early as 2019

Dan Pye October 16, 2017

After debuting the Apple Pencil for the iPad Pro two years ago, the company is reportedly considering making its iPhones compatible with some form of stylus as early as 2019, The Investor reports. While Steve Jobs was famously against introducing a stylus with his touchscreen devices, Apple released the Apple Pencil aimed at artists and designers to mostly warm reviews. Apple also added handwriting and markup functions in iOS 11, making the Apple…


News: Apple reportedly moving to FaceID for all 2018 iPhones, getting rid of TouchID

Dan Pye October 16, 2017

Well-connected KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo claims Apple will abandon TouchID entirely in its 2018 iPhones, opting to use FaceID instead for all models, 9to5Mac reports. Kuo previously said FaceID’s fate was dependent on how users reacted to the feature in the iPhone X, but he now believes the device’s 3D sensing capabilities will be a “key selling point” for Apple, allowing the company to “capitalize on its clear lead in 3D sensing…


Apple Rumored To Release iPhone With Stylus In 2019

Adnan Farooqui October 15, 2017

Here’s a headline that Steve Jobs wouldn’t believe. A new rumor out of South Korea suggests that Apple is going to release an iPhone with a stylus in 2019. It claims that engineers at Apple have been working on an iPhone that would ship with a stylus. If the company decides to go ahead with this plan, the stylus-touting iPhone is said to be released in 2019.

Korean news outlet The Investor reports that Apple is in talks with multiple stylus manufacturers for a potential partnership. Some sources suggest that Apple might ultimately decide on a supercapacitor stylus which would require an upgrade of its A-series processors to support handwriting recognition.

It’s not like Apple has never made a stylus before. It sells one for the iPad Pro called the Apple Pencil, but the stylus doesn’t work on any of its iPhones, it’s too large for smartphones anyway.

Apple’s diehard fans might have a difference of opinion about whether or not an iPhone should come with a stylus. Apple co-founder Steve Jobs was vocal in his opposition to the idea of an iPhone with a stylus.

That was back in 2007 when stylii were very common, Jobs used to say that “if you see a stylus, they blew it.” However, companies like Samsung have seen considerable success with their stylus-equipped handsets, look no further than the Galaxy Note lineup.

It’s going to be a difficult decision for Apple and perhaps it might be even more difficult to convince the Apple faithful that it’s the right one.

Apple Rumored To Release iPhone With Stylus In 2019 , original content from Ubergizmo. Read our Copyrights and terms of use.


News: Apple releases iOS 11.0.3 with a warning about ‘non-genuine replacement displays’

Jesse Hollington October 12, 2017

Apple has released iOS 11.0.3, a minor update for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch users that addresses specific issues with iOS 11 on older iPhone models — audio and haptic feedback problems on the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus and unresponsive touch input on some third-party iPhone 6s displays. The iOS 11.0.3 release notes also include a specific caution against “non-genuine replacement displays” emphasizing that “Apple-certified screen…


Man Tattoos T-Mobile’s Logo On Himself For A Free iPhone 8

Tyler Lee October 12, 2017

What would you do for a free iPhone 8? Would you be willing to tattoo yourself to get one? Because that’s what Philip Harrison of Phoenix, Arizona did in order to land himself the free handset. Harrison had tweeted at T-Mobile’s CEO asking if he were to tattoo T-Mobile’s logo on his arm, would they be willing to give him a free iPhone 8.

“Hook me up with a iPhone 8 and ill tattoo the T-Mobile logo on my arm for all to see, you have my word @JohnLegere”. Legere responded to Harrison’s claim and promised that if he were to go through with it, they would have a deal. It looked like both Harrison and Legere were true to their word because following Harrison’s posting of his T-Mobile tattoo, Legere responded by saying that he will be helping him get his promised iPhone 8.

A deals a deal @JohnLegere, and the deed is done. I gave you my word, I’m forever representing team magenta #TattooForPhilip pic.twitter.com/UfxvkE70U4

— Philip Harrison 😎 (@philishadagrape) October 9, 2017

According to Harrison, “Did I do it for an iPhone 8? Sure, but I also did it for the story that would be forever attached to the tattoo #TattooForPhilip”. Speaking to CBS 5 in Phoenix, Harrison told the news station, “My girl told me to get it (on the upper bicep) so then you’ll be able to hide it and I was like, that’s not where everyone can see it. I know it might sound crazy, but I was like, I got to stick to my word.”

We’re not sure that not everyone agrees with Harrison’s choice, but we suppose it’s less desperate than selling off a kidney for an iPhone, right?

Man Tattoos T-Mobile’s Logo On Himself For A Free iPhone 8 , original content from Ubergizmo. Read our Copyrights and terms of use.

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