Dear Apple: don’t let a trackpad turn the iPad into a Mac

Good morning and congratulations on making it through another week. I had been planning on writing about some of the issues I had while writing my Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra review — specifically my bafflement that Samsung is once again asking reviewers like me to be beta testers. It’s inconceivable that the company didn’t realize there were issues … Read more Dear Apple: don’t let a trackpad turn the iPad into a Mac

Apple considers allowing apps like Chrome and Gmail to be set as iOS defaults

Apple is considering letting users set third-party apps as the iPhone and iPad’s default web browsers and email clients, Bloomberg reports. The company is also reportedly working on allowing third-party music services like Spotify to run directly on its HomePod smart speaker, bypassing the need to stream them from an Apple device over AirPlay. Although the plans … Read more Apple considers allowing apps like Chrome and Gmail to be set as iOS defaults

Apple may ditch Qualcomm’s 5G antennas for iPhone 12, to go with its own design

Apple is expected to launch multiple iPhones this year, with at least one of them being a 5G enabled device. The smartphone is expected to make its way to the market later this year, but ahead of its launch there have been a number of leaks and rumours which claim to reveal important details about … Read more Apple may ditch Qualcomm’s 5G antennas for iPhone 12, to go with its own design

More Bad News For Apple As ‘All-New’ iPhone Release Exposed

Apple has had a tough week. It accidentally leaked a major iPhone upgrade in iOS, in France it was fined $27M for deliberately slowing iPhones and now the company’s first new iPhone release of 2020 has been revealed. iPhone 12 concept render, Apple’s 2020 iPhone will be beaten to market by an all-new model. BEN GESKIN Apple iPhone … Read more More Bad News For Apple As ‘All-New’ iPhone Release Exposed

YouTube mulling Apple TV Channels competitor, report says

Citing people familiar with the matter, The Information reports YouTube over the past few months held discussions with a number of content owners to feel out potential partnerships. Whether the talks were fruitful or are ongoing remains unknown. For consumers, the feature provides a streamlined signup process from a convenient and easy accessible online portal. Streaming providers are granted … Read more YouTube mulling Apple TV Channels competitor, report says

Apple fined for slowing down old iPhones

Apple has been fined 25 million euros (£21m, $27m) for deliberately slowing down older iPhone models without making it clear to consumers. The fine was imposed by France’s competition and fraud watchdog DGCCRF, which said consumers were not warned. In 2017, Apple confirmed that it did slow down some iPhones, but said it only did … Read more Apple fined for slowing down old iPhones

Apple suppliers & assemblers intending to restart China production on Feb 10

In defiance of the Coronavirus, Apple suppliers including Foxconn are reportedly in the early stages of restarting facilities in China, with production expected to resume on February 10. Tim Cook visiting Foxconn assembly plants in 2017 Foxconn said on Tuesday that it expects to be able to restart Apple’s closed production lines on February 10, … Read more Apple suppliers & assemblers intending to restart China production on Feb 10

Apple releases iOS 13 update. Check out the key details

Apple recently released its first iOS 13 update of the year to enhance user experience via bug fixes and security updates. Among improvements, the latest iOS 13.3.1 update brings major update that will enable users to disable the location-tracking functionality of the U1 Ultra Wideband chip. This essentially means that there is an option to toggle … Read more Apple releases iOS 13 update. Check out the key details

Apple Loop: Powerful iPhone 12 Revealed, Forget Apple’s AirPods, How The iPad Failed

Taking a look back at another week of news and headlines from Cupertino, this week’s Apple Loop includes new images of the iPhone 12 Pro, a closer look at the iPhone 9, a privacy switch for location in iOS 13, Apple’s competitor to the AirPods Pro, why Steve Jobs’ iPad vision failed, Apple’s strong quarterly … Read more Apple Loop: Powerful iPhone 12 Revealed, Forget Apple’s AirPods, How The iPad Failed

Apple reportedly held preliminary acquisition talks with MGM

Citing sources familiar with the matter, CNBC reports MGM held talks with a number of companies, including digital media distributors Apple and Netflix, to gauge interest in a possible sale. Whether those discussions are ongoing remains unknown. Rumors last month suggested Apple was in negotiations to secure content from MGM Epix. Today’s report, which focuses on the survival of traditional media … Read more Apple reportedly held preliminary acquisition talks with MGM