iPhone 7 Rumors

New leak suggests the most controversial iPhone 7 rumor is all wrong

New leak suggests the most controversial iPhone 7 rumor is all wrong

By on June 20, 2016 at 9:41 AM.

The news cycle surrounding new iPhone launches each year follows the same general mold. Details begin to trickle in slowly at first, and then they gather pace as component production picks up. Slow leaks become a gushing river once full production begins, of course, and there’s typically almost no mystery left at all once Apple finally gets around to unveiling its new iPhones each September.

While the rumor mill has grown increasingly accurate over the years — especially when the same reports come from multiple sources — there are still bumps in the road every now and again. As it turns out, the latest such bump suggests that the single most controversial iPhone 7 rumor to date is completely wrong. More →

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Trump Apple Republican Convention

Apple reportedly boycotts GOP convention because of Trump

By on June 20, 2016 at 8:20 AM.

Apple reportedly boycotts GOP convention because of Trump

Remember when Donald Trump asked people to boycott Apple for refusing to help the FBI unlock the San Bernardino shooting (but then kept using his iPhone anyway)? Well, now it appears Apple is ready to boycott the Republican party’s GOP convention over Trump. More →

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WWDC 2016 9-year-old Coder

Meet the 9-year-old iPhone app developer who’s better at coding than most adults

By on June 17, 2016 at 9:00 PM.

Meet the 9-year-old iPhone app developer who’s better at coding than most adults

Tim Cook said Apple gave 350 scholarships to young developers to this year’s WWDC event, highlighting one winner in particular. 9-year-old Anvitha Vijay from Australia got the chance of a lifetime thanks to a scholarship, not to mention getting a shout-out from Tim Cook on stage. Sure, this is a great marketing stunt from Apple, which basically told the world that it’s so easy to code that the youngest iOS developers are just 9 years old. But that doesn’t take away anything from Vijay’s accomplishments — she’s a developer who can code better than most adults. More →

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16GB iPhone 6s iOS 10

iOS 10 will make 16GB iPhones great again

By on June 17, 2016 at 6:15 PM.

iOS 10 will make 16GB iPhones great again

Apple might ditch the 16GB storage tier in the upcoming iPhone 7, but there are plenty of current iPhone users that have to deal with just 16GB of onboard memory. There are plenty of solutions for optimizing storage on devices with limited memory, including moving data to the cloud, buying external storage solutions like this great iPhone flash drive, and managing installed apps better. But Apple is apparently ready to help out with storage optimization in iOS 10 thanks to what appears to be a hidden feature of the newly announced operating system.

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iPhone SE Shipping Times

iPhone SE demand continues to outstrip supply months after launch

By on June 17, 2016 at 2:59 PM.

iPhone SE demand continues to outstrip supply months after launch

After failing to make a significant impact with the iPhone 5c back in 2013, Apple has a bonafide hit on its hands with this year’s iPhone SE. Nearly three months after the phone’s launch, retailers are still struggling to keep up with demand.

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Samsung Copies Apple

Samsung’s copying of Apple has reached an embarrassing new low

By on June 17, 2016 at 12:18 PM.

Samsung’s copying of Apple has reached an embarrassing new low

It’s quite embarrassing that Samsung in 2016 still feels the need to blatantly copy as much as it can from Apple. And while it’s one thing for Samsung to look towards the iPhone for inspiration — because let’s be honest, Apple isn’t shy about siphoning off features from Android either — it’s an entirely different matter to see Samsung going so far as to copy Apple’s advertising campaigns.

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Best Free iPhone Apps

10 paid iPhone apps on sale for free today

10 paid iPhone apps on sale for free today

By on June 17, 2016 at 11:53 AM.

Welcome to our fifth and final post of the week covering paid iPhone and iPad apps that go on sale for free. We’ve got a particularly solid batch for you today, and it took us quite a long time to prepare it. But we dug through more than 200 apps this morning so you don’t have to — you’ll find the 10 best ones below. And as always, there are still a few freebies in Thursday’s post so be sure to head back and check it out. More →

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How To Downgrade From iOS 10

How to ditch iOS 10 and downgrade back to iOS 9

By on June 17, 2016 at 11:28 AM.

How to ditch iOS 10 and downgrade back to iOS 9

Apple on Monday released iOS 10 beta 1, allowing anyone with access to a developer account (or without a developer account, if you follow these instructions) to try out the brand new features. While iOS 10 might be the biggest iOS update we’ve seen in years, beta releases aren’t always stable. Moreover, the first beta release can be especially buggy, so you may want to return to the most stable iOS 9 version out there if you upgraded and you’re having problems.

We have good news: Not only is it possible to downgrade to iOS 9.3.2, the process is actually quite easy. More →

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iOS 10 Features Tricks Tips

Hands-on video shows 75 new iOS 10 features you need to see

By on June 17, 2016 at 11:03 AM.

Hands-on video shows 75 new iOS 10 features you need to see

Whether you’re an iOS veteran or you’ve just discovered the iPhone an iPad, moving to iOS 10 will require a bit of learning. The software update is massive, containing a slew of important improvements – Siri, iMessages, Apple Maps, and AI features come to mind – but plenty of smaller changes and tricks that will also significantly improve your mobile experience.

We have talked extensively about iOS 10 – check our iOS 10 hub for all the WWDC 2016 coverage – and even saw an impressive iOS 10 beta 1 review. But the following video puts an overview of an impressive number of new iOS features all in one place. More →

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iOS 10 Dark Mode

How excited would you be if your iPhone looked like this?

By on June 17, 2016 at 10:13 AM.

How excited would you be if your iPhone looked like this?

On Thursday we shared some great news that made Apple fans around the world giddy with anticipation. Dark Mode, the most sought-after iOS feature following rumors ahead of WWDC 2016, was found hiding in iOS 10. Developers always snoop around the code in new iOS beta releases in search of clues that might reveal unannounced iOS features, and that’s exactly what they found in iOS 10.

Want to see what Dark Mode looks like in iOS 10? You can check out actual screen shots of Dark Mode enabled on an iPhone in this post. Want to see what Dark Mode should look like in iOS 10? We’ve got you covered. More →

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iPhone Trademark China

iPhone sales halted after Chinese firm accuses Apple of copying its design [updated]

By on June 17, 2016 at 9:21 AM.

iPhone sales halted after Chinese firm accuses Apple of copying its design [updated]

Whether it’s suing Samsung over rounded corners, or being accused of plagiarism by the Android crowd, Apple and plagiarism seem to go hand-in-hand. Its latest copyright law is something a little different though.

According to Engadget, a “random Chinese company” has accused Apple of aping the design of its 100C smartphone. At first glance, you can kind of see where it’s coming from: the 100C looks vaguely like an iPhone 6, if you close your eyes, take a couple shots and squint real hard.

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iMessage Android App Release Date

Apple will probably never release iMessage for Android

By on June 17, 2016 at 8:27 AM.

Apple will probably never release iMessage for Android

One of the crazier Apple rumors that hit the internet in the weeks leading to WWDC said that Apple will unveil an iMessage for Android application at the show. iMessage is one of Apple’s best iOS apps, an SMS/messaging client that even Android fans would want to use on their devices.

During the keynote, Apple proved it’s interested in upping its iMessage game, as the chat app received the biggest update in years. The new features make iMessage an even better alternative to Facebook Messenger or WhatsApp, but an Android version of the app was never announced.

Now we know why that happened, and we get the feeling Apple might never go forward with iMessage for Android plans.

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