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  • Apple Will Reportedly Release An iPhone Without Any Ports In 2021

    Thu 8:10pm By BeauHD
    Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says there will be four new OLED iPhone models in 2020, followed by a new iPhone without a Lightning port in 2021. 9to5Mac reports: In 2021, Kuo is predicting a followup to the iPhone SE 2 as well as a new iPhone model without…
  • Apple's Activation Lock Will Make It Very Difficult To Refurbish Macs

    Wed 7:10pm By BeauHD
    Apple's Activation Lock is an anti-theft feature built into iOS, watchOS, and macOS Catalina that prevents people from restoring your Apple devices without your permission. "With the release of macOS Catalina earlier this fall, any Mac that's equipped with…
  • The iPhone 11 Pro's Location Data Puzzler

    Wed 3:10pm By msmash
    Brian Krebs: One of the more curious behaviors of Apple's new iPhone 11 Pro is that it intermittently seeks the user's location information even when all applications and system services on the phone are individually set to never request this data. Apple says…
  • Apple's and Microsoft's 2019 Holiday Ads: Naughty Or Nice?

    Sat 9:34pm By EditorDavid
    Long-time Slashdot reader theodp writes: In Apple's 2019 holiday ad The Surprise (YouTube, 11.8M views), the reveal at the end is that two young girls thought to have been frittering away time on their iPads have been making an unforgettable, heartwarming…
  • Intel Says It Sold Its Modem Chip Business To Apple at 'a Multi-Billion Dollar Loss' Because…

    Nov 29, 2019, 1:02 pm By msmash
    Intel sold its smartphone modem chip business to Apple at "a multi-billion dollar loss," the U.S. chipmaker said in a court filing on Friday, alleging that rival Qualcomm forced it out of the market. From a report: Intel made the claims in a brief filed with…
  • Jony Ive Has Left Apple

    Nov 28, 2019, 5:09 pm By msmash
    Famed designer Jony Ive has disappeared from Apple's Leadership page, signaling an end to his time in Cupertino. Ive joined Apple in 1992 and led the design team from 1996. From a report: Jony Ive's last day at Apple was always a bit of a mystery. The June…
  • Apple Changes Crimea Map To Meet Russian Demands

    Nov 27, 2019, 2:24 pm By msmash
    ardmhacha writes: Apple has complied with Russian demands to show the annexed Crimean peninsula as part of Russian territory on its apps. Russian forces annexed Crimea from Ukraine in March 2014, drawing international condemnation. The region, which has a…
  • Right-to-Repair Groups Don't Buy Apple's Answers To Congress

    Nov 27, 2019, 11:10 am By msmash
    Last week, Apple responded to a series of questions that the US House Judiciary Committee sent to it back in September as part of a broader antitrust probe. Apple answered a series of questions about its hardware repair programs. It emphasized that it doesn't…
  • Court Rules Apple Doesn't Owe Patent Troll $503 Million

    Nov 22, 2019, 9:02 pm By BeauHD
    An appeals court ruled that Apple doesn't have to pay $503 million to VirnetX, a company often accused of being a patent troll. The court didn't reverse the original patent-infringement decision though, it just said the amount must be recalculated or a new…
  • Apple CEO Tim Cook: China Really Hasn't Pressured Us.

    Nov 22, 2019, 10:21 am By msmash
    hackingbear writes: In a talk with ABC News, Apple CEO Tim Cook discussed Apple's investment in the United States, his relationship with President Trump, China and more. When asked if there was a line Apple would not cross if China pressured the company [to…
  • Apple's Hour of Code Plans Include 'Coding Labs' For 3-Year-Olds

    Nov 22, 2019, 8:00 am By BeauHD
    theodp writes: This week, Apple unveiled its Hour of Code and Computer Science Education Week plans which, predictably, call for the nation's kids to learn coding the Apple way (vs. the Google, Microsoft or Amazon way!). "The new [Swift-focused] Everyone Can…
  • Apple Pulls All Customer Reviews From Online Apple Store

    Nov 21, 2019, 7:02 pm By BeauHD
    Apple has removed the "Ratings & Reviews" section from all product pages on its website. The changes were apparently made between November 16 and 17, and it's "currently unclear what has prompted this decision, nor when Apple will bring back the option to read…
  • Inside Apple's iPhone Software Shakeup After Buggy iOS 13 Debut

    Nov 21, 2019, 12:30 pm By msmash
    Apple is overhauling how it tests software after a swarm of bugs marred the latest iPhone and iPad operating systems, Bloomberg reported Thursday. From the report: Software chief Craig Federighi and lieutenants including Stacey Lysik announced the changes at a…
  • No, That Mac Factory in Texas Is Not New

    Nov 21, 2019, 10:21 am By msmash
    President Trump on Wednesday toured a Texas plant that makes high-end Apple computers, chatting with Apple's chief executive, Timothy D. Cook, and accepting a plate with the words "Assembled in USA." From a report: It was a pretty typical publicity event,…
  • Apple Locks Top Secret-Spiller Out of His Developer Account

    Nov 21, 2019, 9:40 am By msmash
    Guilherme Rambo, one of the top Apple secret-spillers, says Apple locked him out of his developer account, preventing him from accessing critical tools needed to create and update iOS and Mac apps. From a report: In a blog post detailing his problem, Rambo…