iPhone 7 Plus Headphone Jack

iPhone 7: The death of the headphone jack might be greatly exaggerated

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iPhone 7: The death of the headphone jack might be greatly exaggerated

Most rumors we’ve heard about the iPhone 7 say it’ll be the first Apple smartphone to ship without a standard 3.5mm headphone jack. Even the competition is reportedly planning to ditch the standard port in the future, with Intel looking to convince customers to adopt USB Type-C audio. But a new leak showing purported iPhone 7 parts seems to indicate that the death of the headphone jack may have been greatly exaggerated.

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iPhone Security

Court forces woman to provide fingerprint to unlock her iPhone

By on May 2, 2016 at 10:30 PM.

Court forces woman to provide fingerprint to unlock her iPhone

Earlier this year, the FBI and Apple found themselves embroiled in a contentious legal dispute regarding the locked iPhone of Syed Farook, one of the San Bernardino terrorists. Unable to access the device, the FBI wanted Apple to create a tailor-made version of iOS that would circumvent built-in iOS security measures. Apple, meanwhile, vehemently refused, with Tim Cook even stating that the FBI wanted Apple to create the “software equivalent of cancer.”

Eventually, the FBI managed to access Farook’s locked iPhone after purchasing a hack from an anonymous third-party. And so while Apple’s specific dispute with the FBI seemingly resolved itself, the broader issues the case raised still persist and will undoubtedly assume the public spotlight again.

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Tim Cook Defends Apple

Tim Cook defends Apple, teases exciting new products in the pipeline

By on May 2, 2016 at 10:07 PM.

Tim Cook defends Apple, teases exciting new products in the pipeline

Apple’s earnings report last week saw the company report a year over year decline in profits for the first time since 2003. The biggest contributing factor to the decline, not surprisingly, is that year over year iPhone sales dropped by 16%. Notably, Apple’s most recent quarter marks the first time iPhone sales declined in company history.

Consequently, the usual contingent of pundits and analysts have come out of the woodwork, all exclaiming that we’ve reached ‘peak iPhone’ and that Apple at this point has nowhere to go but down. In an effort to inject a bit of good news and all-around optimism to a particularly negative Apple news cycle, Tim Cook earlier today appeared on CNBC with Jim Cramer where the Apple CEO teased that the company has some interesting and innovative items in the product pipeline.

“We’ve got great innovation in the pipeline,” Cook said to Cramer. “New iPhones that will incentivize you and other people that have iPhones today to upgrade to new iPhones. We are going to give you things you can’t live without that you just don’t know you need today. That has always been the objective at Apple, to do things that really enrich people’s lives. That you look back on and you wonder, how did I live without this.”

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iPhone 8 Rumors

Major tech breakthrough iPhone users have been waiting for is finally here

By on May 2, 2016 at 12:58 PM.

Major tech breakthrough iPhone users have been waiting for is finally here

Why is the iPhone 6s Plus so gigantic and unwieldy when Samsung’s Galaxy S7 edge is wonderfully compact and manageable? Both smartphones have screens that measure 5.5 inches diagonally, so they should be reasonably comparable in size. But alas, the Galaxy S7 edge is a pleasure to use with one hand while the iPhone 6s Plus is far too huge for most users to comfortably manage.

The reason is partially because of Apple’s need to keep that great big home button situated beneath the screen for Touch ID fingerprint authentication. Soon, however, Apple might be able to ditch the home button without having to move its fingerprint scanner to a less convenient position on the back of the phone. More →

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Best Free iPhone Apps

10 paid iPhone apps on sale for free for a limited time

10 paid iPhone apps on sale for free for a limited time

By on May 2, 2016 at 12:08 PM.

Welcome to a brand new week of brand new sales on paid iPhone and iPad apps that are dropping to free for a limited time. We’ve got 10 fresh apps to kick off the week with, and you’re going to be happy you found your way to today’s post. Included among them are a great email app, a very cool weather apps, two apps Minecraft fans are going to love, and plenty more. More →

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Apple Watch

Developer gets Windows 95 running on an Apple Watch

By on May 1, 2016 at 12:45 PM.

Developer gets Windows 95 running on an Apple Watch

The Apple Watch may admittedly feel a big sluggish at times, but the device’s internals – 520 MHz processor, 512 MB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage – are more impressive than what many old PCs were running back in the early to mid 90s. That being the case, developer Nick Lee recently took it upon himself to see if he could get Microsoft’s seminal Windows release – Windows 95 – up and running on the Apple Watch.

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Apple Mac

We really wish Apple would start paying more attention to the Mac

By on April 29, 2016 at 8:13 PM.

We really wish Apple would start paying more attention to the Mac

Apple last quarter experienced its first year-over-year drop in revenue since 2003. Not only that, but Apple saw a sales decline across all major product lines: iPhone sales were down 18%, iPad sales were down 19% and Mac sales were down 9%.

With most analysts preoccupied with iPhone and iPad sales, it appears that the Mac continues to be overlooked. Which is strange given that the Mac these days is actually more profitable than the iPad. During Apple’s most recent quarter, for example, the iPad generated $4.4 billion in revenue compared to the Mac which brought in $5.1 billion in revenue. More →

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Best iPhone Games April 2016

5 of the best free iPhone games you might have missed in April

5 of the best free iPhone games you might have missed in April

By on April 29, 2016 at 5:34 PM.

Not every gamer has been enthused by the rise of free-to-play gaming on mobile devices, but it gives everyone a chance to try out all kinds of new experiences without ever spending a cent (unless they want to).

In fact, there are so many new games released every month that it can be hard to keep track, which is why we’ve decided to round up five of the best free iPhone games that launched in April that you need to try.

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iPhone iPad Correct Plural Phil Schiller

Apple exec says you should never mention iPhones when discussing iPhones

By on April 29, 2016 at 3:46 PM.

Apple exec says you should never mention iPhones when discussing iPhones

Any iPhone users out there when have been around long enough to have bought an early iPhone 4 unit will remember the unexpected cellular signal loss they may have experienced. The antenna was on the outside of the phone, and Apple’s engineers didn’t foresee this problem: holding the phone by its antennas might mess with cellular reception. But then late Apple cofounder and CEO Steve Jobs famously explained that if you experienced signal issues while using the iPhone 4, you were probably holding it wrong.

Now, a different Apple executive is telling us we’ve been doing something else wrong when it comes to the iPhone. More →

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Best Free iPhone Apps

Today’s best paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free

Today’s best paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free

By on April 29, 2016 at 11:37 AM.

It’s time to close out the week with one last batch of paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free. Yesterday’s list included a whopping 15 premium apps that were all made free for a short time, and a number of them are still free downloads today as well. Friday’s list packs 10 new apps though, and you’ll find them all laid out below. More →

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Best iPhone Wallpapers 2016

This is how I make my iPhone look so much better than yours

This is how I make my iPhone look so much better than yours

By on April 29, 2016 at 10:47 AM.

Every time I publish a post that includes a photo of my iPhone at the top of the page, my email inbox and Twitter DM box fill up a little quicker than usual. Why? People always seem to love the wallpapers I use on my iPhone. I’m not a designer and I don’t do anything particularly special to find wallpapers or to make them, but I do put some effort into the wallpapers I use. There are so few things Apple allows users to do to customize the look of the iPhone, so I try whatever I can to give my phone a little extra flair.

How do I always manage to make my iPhone look so much better than yours? It’s time to let the cat out of the bag. More →

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