News tagged: Apple
Internal memos at Apple indicate the company is changing its warranty policy so that third-party iPhone display replacements don't void your coverage. Previously, the moment you went to a local repair shop to fix your display, you lost all your other coverage.
Apple is growing its offices in Seattle to carry out more work on machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI). Seattle is already home to most of the company's AI-related work and it purchased a Seattle-based AI and machine learning startup called Turi last year.
Although a whole new range of iPad Pros are reportedly going to be announced next month, Apple may not ship some of the models until May or June. DigiTimes reports the 10.5 and 12.9-inch models won't ship for months, whereas the 9.7-inch iPad will ship sooner.
An investigation into an iPhone 7 Plus that exploded and was caught on camera will be carried out by Apple. The video shows a phone smoking and its case melting. It's been viewed well over a million times and shared thousands of times across Twitter.
At least five internal groups at Apple are working on wireless charging ahead of the iPhone 8's release, reports MacRumors. Many rumors have claimed the iPhone 8 will be the first Apple handset to come with wireless charging. Apple recently joined the Wireless Power Consortium.
Apple's new campus has received an official name and a general grand opening date. The location will be known as Apple Park and employees are going to begin moving to the campus in April. It'll take over six months to fill Apple Park with 12,000 employees who are moving to it.
A growing number of 2016 MacBook Pro owners are reporting issues with the laptop's keyboard. They've reported things like non-functional keys and high-pitched clicking sounds. Some owners also says the keys don't all feel the same, which makes for an odd typing experience.
KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo believes the iPhone 8 will come with a depth-sensing camera that'll enable 3D photos. The new "revolutionary" camera is going to add 3D data to 2D images. This could be used for upgraded selfies as well as for face and iris recognition.
Apple is highly opposed to the European Commission's decision that the company must pay $13.7 billion in back taxes to Ireland. It appealed the ruling in December and discussed its defense in the Official Journal of the European Union on Monday. The EC made "fundamental errors."
Apple is going to hold an event next month that'll see the unveiling of new iPad Pro models, a 128 GB iPhone SE, and red iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus units, reports Mac Otakara. There will reportedly be new 7.9, 9.7, 10.5, and 12.9-inch iPad Pro models.
Apple has reportedly acquired a startup involved in AI-based face recognition, lending support to rumors that an upcoming iPhone will offer facial recognition. The deal between Apple and RealFace, an Israeli startup, is said to have gone down for "several million dollars."
Apple dropped to fifth place in the Chinese smartphone market during Q4 2016, with local competitor Xiaomi taking over the fourth position. Canalys reports there were 131.6 million total smartphone shipments during the quarter, coming out to a third of global shipments.
To keep up with the competition, Apple plans to include wireless charging solution with the next-generation iPhones. According to JPMorgan analyst Harlan Sur, Apple has been working with Broadcom on a new customized wireless charging solution for iPhones.
Whether or not Indian government agrees to the incentives Apple has requested, the company is set to begin assembling the iPhone SE in the country. The report says that Apple will start making the iPhone SE at its Bangalore manufacturing plant in India in the coming months.
The fifth-generation Apple TV, which might be out later this year, could come with 4K support. Bloomberg reports Apple is testing a new unit that can stream 4K Ultra HD content. The current prototype is known as J105. It also reportedly offers more "vivid colors."
Apple announced today that its traditional Worldwide Developers Conference won't be held in San Francisco at the Moscone Center this year. The 28th annual WWDC will be held at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose. The event happens from June 5 till June 9, and
Some of the features that'll reportedly be found in the iPhone 8 are advanced facial scanning and support for some augmented reality capabilities. Those features were discussed in recent reports from JP Morgan's Rod Hall and Goldman Sachs' Simona Jankowski.
Some reports about the iPhone 8 have indicated the phone is close to bezel-less, suggesting Apple may want to get rid of the home button with it or another upcoming model. If it goes in that direction, a different fingerprint reader setup will presumably be required.
Right to Repair legislation that's under consideration in Nebraska will be fought by Apple, reports Vice's Motherboard. If the legislation were to pass, Apple and other companies would need to sell repair parts to consumers and independent repair shops.
Some OLED displays for next year's iPhone might be sourced from BOE Technology Group, a Chinese company. Bloomberg reports Apple is figuring out how to ensure it has enough OLED displays available for a large-scale shift away from LCD. Apple has been testing its displays.