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

Apple slashes trade-in values for many of its products

Apple has proudly touted its trade-in and recycling programs, mentioning them prominently at major events, during investor calls, and on its website. But in changes that quietly went into effect this week, the company reduced the trade-in value for many of its products, meaning consumers will get less money for their old iPhones and other … Read more Apple slashes trade-in values for many of its products

Apple says its ultra wideband technology is why newer iPhones appear to share location data, even when the setting is disabled

This week, security reporter Brian Krebs asked why the newest iPhone 11 Pro appeared to be sending out a user’s location even when the user disabled Location Services in their phone’s settings, in conflict with Apple’s privacy policy and the express wishes of the user. Apple  told Krebs it was “expected behavior” and that there were no security … Read more Apple says its ultra wideband technology is why newer iPhones appear to share location data, even when the setting is disabled

Don’t cancel your Apple TV Plus trial until it’s almost over

Illustrations by Alex Castro / The Verge Apple TV Plus launches today, and Apple has a pretty slick limited time deal: buy a new iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV, or Mac, and you’ll get a free one-year trial of the company’s fledgling streaming service. But there’s a catch: claiming the free trial automatically signs … Read more Don’t cancel your Apple TV Plus trial until it’s almost over

Apple will make its new Mac Pro in the US

Apple will make its new Mac Pros in Austin, Texas, continuing to build the computers at the same facilities that have been assembling the prior-generation Mac Pros since 2013. Apple says building the computer in the US is possible thanks to receiving a tariff exemption on “certain necessary components.” Production is supposed to begin “soon.” This is … Read more Apple will make its new Mac Pro in the US

Asteroid May Be on Collision Course With Earth Next Year, NASA Monitoring Its Orbit

Asteroids – rocky bodies floating in the space – don’t evoke a particularly positive feeling. Remember one of them hitting the earth and wiping out the dinosaurs? Well, it appears that another huge asteroid might be on a collision course with our planet and might wreak havoc due to its sheer size. Named 1998 OR2, … Read more Asteroid May Be on Collision Course With Earth Next Year, NASA Monitoring Its Orbit

Huawei Files to Trademark Its Hongmeng Mobile OS Around the World After US Ban

China’s Huawei has applied to trademark its “Hongmeng” operating system (OS) in at least nine countries and Europe, data from a UN body shows, in a sign it may be deploying a back-up plan in key markets as US sanctions threaten its business model. The move comes after the Trump administration put Huawei on a blacklist last month that barred it … Read more Huawei Files to Trademark Its Hongmeng Mobile OS Around the World After US Ban

Apple Earnings Preview: Will Its China Problem Continue?

Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) has big trouble in Greater China. In early January, the company issued an updated forecast before its first-quarter earnings report, lowering its guidance by a whopping $5 billion. While the shortfall was the result of several factors, the greatest contributor to the decline was economic weakness in China. The company also faced currency headwinds due to a … Read more Apple Earnings Preview: Will Its China Problem Continue?

Apple is working to speed up repairs of its bad MacBook keyboards

Apple is now conducting repairs of MacBook, MacBook Air, and MacBook Pro keyboards on-site at its stores, and it’s promising a next-day turnaround for pickup in many cases, according to MacRumors. The company previously sent machines out to its repair depot, but it’s now telling its Genius Bar employees to handle “most” keyboard-related repairs at the store … Read more Apple is working to speed up repairs of its bad MacBook keyboards

Apple is reportedly planning a March 25th event to launch its subscription news service

Apple is reportedly planning an event on March 25th to launch its upcoming paid Apple News subscription service, according to a report from BuzzFeed. The event will reportedly focus on Apple’s service business, so it’s unlikely that we’ll see any new hardware, like the rumored iPad mini, AirPods, or long-anticipated AirPower charger. But the timing and theme … Read more Apple is reportedly planning a March 25th event to launch its subscription news service