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    Apple quietly reduces trade-in value for iPhones, iPads by up to $100

    Hopefully no one here was hoping for a good trade in toward the iPhone 12. They are really going to rape their own loyal customers arent they? Sad do to be an Apple user(me). Some of these are REAL bad, the iPad Pro trade-in value dropped by $70. wth Apple...
  2. scojer

    Siri listens to everything you do.

    Thanks to YeuEmMaiMai I like how they'll no longer use contractors, and keep it in house, to limit future whistle-blowers. There really is no such thing as privacy anymore.
  3. scojer

    Apple Is Locking iPhone Batteries to Discourage Repair

    It’s not a bug; it’s a feature Apple wants. Unless an Apple Genius or an Apple Authorized Service Provider authenticates a battery to the phone, that phone will never show its battery health and always report a vague, ominous problem. If you replace the battery in the newest iPhones, a message...
  4. DooKey

    Apple's Reinvention as a Services Company Starts for Real Monday

    There have been rumors flying all around about Apple moving towards services to expand their pocket books even more and the folks over at Bloomberg are saying all of the official announcements are coming Monday. If you think about it this move makes sense because iPhones are starting to reach a...
  5. AlphaAtlas

    Bloomberg Claims iDevices With Laser 3D Cameras are Coming

    Citing "people familiar with the plans," a recent report by Bloomberg claims that Apple plans to launch iPhones and iPads with a longer range, rear-facing 3D camera "as soon as next year." This new camera would supposedly use a laser scanner to create a 3D representation of the environment...
  6. cageymaru

    Smartphone Manufacturers Slow Production as Global Demand Weakens

    According to reports, the global smartphone market is cooling off as manufacturers slowed production in Q4 2018 and have modest goals for Q1 2019. Smartphone sales in Q4 2018 were lower-than-expected and this has led to the scaling back of production by smartphone manufacturers. "TrendForce...
  7. AlphaAtlas

    Apple Allegedly Replaced 11 Million Batteries Following CPU Throttling Scandal

    Apple's missed revenue targets have sent investors scrambling for explanations, and a few pointed fingers at Apple's 2017/2018 CPU throttling scandal. Apple started a relatively affordable program to replace batteries in older iPhones for $29, and some analysts thought the program could put a...
  8. AlphaAtlas

    Apple is Allegedly Entering the Camera Count Arms Race

    Citing the Wall Street Journal, Reuters reports that Apple is planning to launch 3 new iPhones this year. Despite reportedly lackluster iPhone XR sales, the lower end iPhones are still set to use LCD panels. The highest end model is said to have 3 rear cameras, while the other two will "only"...
  9. AlphaAtlas

    Qualcomm Posts $1.5 billion Bond to Stop Some German iPhone Sales

    VentureBeat reports that Qualcomm posted about $1.5 billion in security bonds to enforce a ban on certain iPhones in Germany. Qulacomm won the case late last month, but had to pay this bond to actually enforce the ban. Apple recently ran into similar legal trouble in China, but that order only...
  10. cageymaru

    Apple Lowered Its Q1 Revenue Guidance Due to Slow iPhone Sales in China

    Apple has lowered its Q1 revenue guidance in a letter to investors. CEO Tim Cook also conducted an interview with CNBC in which he discusses factors such as rising trade tensions, the strong U.S. dollar and its effect on sales of iPhone products in China. He noted other factors such as users in...
  11. cageymaru

    Contract Prices of NAND Flash Products to Drop 10% in 1Q19

    DRAMeXchange is reporting that the bit output from the NAND Flash industry is higher than expected as yields for 64-layer 3D NAND production has remained steady through 2018. NAND Flash demand has remained sluggish as the shortage of Intel CPUs continues, lower-than-expected iPhone sales and the...
  12. cageymaru

    How to Stop Apps from Tracking Everywhere You Go

    Todd Haselton of CNBC has written a guide on how to disable location services for apps to keep them from tracking your location. His guide covers the iPhone and Android ecosystems. For example, there are options in the menus to completely disable location services or to only enable it for...
  13. AlphaAtlas

    Qualcomm Wins Preliminary Court Case Banning iPhone Imports in China

    Reuters reports that Qualcomm won a case involving the importation and sale of iPhones in China. According to the report, the order "affects the iPhone 6S through the iPhone X sold with older versions of Apple’s iOS operating system," but Apple told Reuters that "all iPhone models remain...
  14. AlphaAtlas

    Apple Allegedly Cuts iPhone Production Again

    The Wall Street Journal claims that Apple is cutting back iPhone production across the board. "People familiar with the situation" say that the iPhone XR was hit particularly hard, mirroring a report by Nikkei Asian Review earlier this month. But according to the WSJ's sources, Apple cut...
  15. AlphaAtlas

    Apple Stock Downgraded Following iPhone Sales Predictions

    CNBC reports that a Guggenheim Partners analyst predicted a 5% decline in 2019 iPhone sales, and naturally, other analysts have cut down price targets in response. The word of financial analysts tends to form a kind of self-fulfilling prophecy, and sure enough, Apple's stock price seems to be...
  16. AlphaAtlas

    Apple Shifts XR Production to Older iPhones

    A report by Nikkei Asian Review suggests that Apple's $749 "budget" iPhone XR is not as popular as expected. A "source familiar with the situation" said "For the Foxconn side, it first prepared nearly 60 assembly lines for Apple's XR model, but recently uses only around 45 production lines as...
  17. AlphaAtlas

    Apple Stops Reporting Unit Sales Amid Strong Earnings

    Apple announced that year-on-year quarterly earnings were up nearly 20% in their latest earnings call. While total device sales were relatively flat, Apple's big price bumps more than made up for it. VentureBeat pointed out that Apple isn't keen on advertising these relatively flat sales, as...
  18. cageymaru

    Apple iOS 12 Disables 'GrayKey' iPhone Hack Used by Governments Around the World

    Apple has successfully blocked the "GrayKey" hack that allowed law enforcement and governments around the world unfettered access to passcodes on Apple devices running iOS. Devices running iOS 12 and above can only have metadata such as file structure and unencrypted files accessed by Grayshift...
  19. cageymaru

    GasBuddy App Causes iPhone Woes

    The GasBuddy app is allegedly causing a black screen accompanied by a spinning wheel to appear on iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPhone XS, and iPhone XS Max devices according to leaked Apple documents. After the wheel of death appears, the phones become unresponsive. Apple Genius Bar...
  20. cageymaru

    Apple's Hardware-Centric Focus Keeps It from Growth in Emerging Technologies

    Apple has remained a hardware-centric company but supply chain makers in Taiwan have begun questioning the company's business model. Competitors of Apple are branching off into emerging tech such as IoT, cloud service and AI to shore up their portfolios. This is in stark contrast to Apple...
  21. cageymaru

    U.S. International Trade Commission Judge Declines to Ban iPhone Imports

    It seems that Apple has won another round of the ongoing Qualcomm vs Apple dispute about alleged patent infringement. A U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) judge refused to ban Apple iPhone products from being sold in the U.S. even though he ruled that they infringed on one of Qualcomm's...
  22. cageymaru

    Qualcomm Accuses Apple of Stealing Trade Secrets for Rival Intel

    Qualcomm has accused Apple of stealing "vast swaths" of trade secrets to assist Qualcomm's rival Intel in fixing engineering flaws and to increase the performance of Intel's lower quality modem chipsets used in the iPhone. Qualcomm wants to amend its original allegations in its lawsuit to...
  23. cageymaru

    Huawei Trolls iPhone Fans with Free Power Banks and "You'll Need It" Message

    Huawei's marketing team was truly ingenious with a recent campaign targeting Apple fans camping outside of Apple Stores overnight in anticipation of the iPhone XS and XS Max product launches. They gave away Huawei power banks to 200 lucky Apple fans with the message 'Here's a power bank...
  24. FrgMstr

    You Hate the Planet if You Buy an iPhone XS

    Motherboard is taking issue with Apple's Lisa Jackson saying that longer lasting phones you keep using are "the best thing for the planet." Motherboard tells us that making a new iPhone is an incredibly destructive endeavor. It notes among other things, that a single iPhone construction uses...
  25. AlphaAtlas

    Apple Leaks Unnanounced iPhones

    Apple leaked the names, screen sizes, and colors of the unannounced 2018 iPhone lineup. The iPhone XS will feature a 5.8 inch screen, while the XS Max has a 6.5 inch display. Both phones come with 64GB, 256GB, and 512GB storage options. The iPhone XR, which is rumored to be a low cost iPhone...
  26. cageymaru

    Apple Topples the $1 Trillion Mark in Value

    Apple has finally reached the $1 trillion mark in value. The $5.89 gain in the stock price on Thursday meant that Apple was worth $1,001,679,220,000. Amazon is expected to supplant Apple at the top in a year or two. But for right now, Tim Cook has been riding the wave that Steve Jobs handed...
  27. cageymaru

    Apple's New iPhone X May Require Authenticated Chargers for Fast Charging

    According to news out of Japan, Apple may start requiring that only chargers with a C-AUTH or 'USB Type-C Authentication' can fast charge the new iPhone X models. Stopping dangerous third party chargers and cables from damaging your phone is a great idea. But the question is will Apple allow...
  28. DooKey

    Apple Passes Over Intel in Search for 5G Chips for the iPhone

    Calcalist has reviewed some internal Apple communications and it appears that Intel is out of iPhones beginning with the 2020 models. Also, the Intel team working on the next-gen modems have been redirected to other efforts within the company. Further, Intel and Apple aren't responding to...
  29. DooKey

    New 2018 iPhone Models to Come in Gold, Grey, White, Blue, Red and Orange Colors

    9To5Mac says Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo believes the 2018 iPhones are going to come in three flavors and will also have a larger variety of colors. Besides the additional colors that will be offered we'll see the entry-level iPhone come with an LCD screen and lots of X features, an upgraded...
  30. FrgMstr

    iPhone Will Give Exact Location to 911 Soon

    Apple has now decided to let the caller's exact location to be transmitted during 911 calls, just like every other app on your phone. Under the new system, iPhones will send their exact location to a RapidSOS dispatcher, which will then forward the coordinates to local emergency response...
  31. DooKey

    Cops say iPhone Hackers Have Found a Workaround to Apple's New Security Feature

    Apple just announced a new security feature for their phones that helps to prevent intrusions through the USB port onboard. However, cops are pretty confident that hackers have already found a workaround for this feature and security firm Grayshift, makers of the GrayKey used by police to break...
  32. DooKey

    Folding Andromeda Device Could be Microsoft’s iPhone Moment

    Microsoft has been rumored to have a folding phone in the works for some time and the latest patent of the device shows how it could be used and what it would display. It looks like a small hinged tablet and has displays on both sections. The keyboard appears to be a GUI and can disappear when...
  33. DooKey

    Apple Will Seal Up Law Enforcement’s Favorite iPhone Cracking Method

    An upcoming version of iOS is going to stop law enforcement from using the USB port on iPhones to break into the phone. The feature is called USB Restricted Mode and if the phone is locked will limit access after one hour of inactivity. At this point the USB port will only allow charging. Apple...
  34. FrgMstr

    iPhone Losing Some of its Global Luster

    While the Galaxy S9 Plus and S9 have overtaken the iPhone X in global market share, Apple still holds 5 of the top ten spots, making up 9.3% of the global smartphone market. Samsung pulls in behind with 6.5% total, and Xiaomi rounds it out with 2.9%. According to the latest research from...
  35. R

    82% of American Teenagers Own an iPhone?

    Business Insider is reporting that 82% of American teens currently own an iphone, and 84% say that their next phone will be an iPhone. This information comes from a "PiperJaffray's Teens Survey," which according to the article questions thousands of kids across 40 states with an average age of...
  36. DooKey

    Cops Will Definitely Use Dead Suspects Fingers/Face to Open iPhones

    It was pretty much a given that once Apple began using fingerprints and face ID that iPhones weren't going to be very secure if the owner was incapacitated or dead. The FBI and other law enforcement organizations have been using fingers and faces of bad guys to open iPhones (Site detects ad...
  37. DooKey

    Siri Reads Your Notifictions Aloud Even When the Lock Screen is Hidden

    Apple has a little privacy issue on their hands now that it has come out that Siri will read aloud notifications from the hidden lock screen if you ask her to. Apple is aware of the issue and plans to release a software patch in a future iOS release. It's good Apple is going to fix this...
  38. R

    Apple is Secretly Developing Its Own Screens

    Bloomberg is reporting that Apple is designing and manufacturing its own displays for the first time. According to the article, Apple is producing next generation MicroLED screens in a 62,000 square-foot secret facility in Santa Clara California. Currently they have only developed a prototype...
  39. R

    Android Tops iOS in Loyalty Survey

    Consumer Intelligence Research Partners, LLC. or CIRP has released new research that finds that Android users are more loyal to their platform that iOS users. They survey of 500 people shows that Android has a 91% loyalty rate while iOS loyalty is at 86%, which is as high as the research company...
  40. FrgMstr

    Students Protest Apple Addiction as 911 Calls Pick Up

    It amused me that both of these headlines are circulating at the same moment in the news cycle. First, The Stanford Daily leads with a "huge" protest at the local Apple store in Palo Alto. Stanford Students Against Addictive Devices (SSAAD) are upset that Apple is not doing more to curb iPhone...
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