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  • Mass Production of iPhones To Start In India

    Tue 8:50pm By BeauHD
    Apple is poised to begin mass production of iPhones in India this year, according to Foxconn Technology Group Chairman Terry Gou. This marks a big shift for the largest assembler of Apple's handsets that has long concentrated production in China. Bloomberg…
  • Intel Will Exit 5G Phone Modem Business, Hours After Apple and Qualcomm Settle Licensing Dispute

    Tue 8:10pm By BeauHD
    Intel announced Tuesday afternoon that it will no longer be working on 5G chips for smartphones, leaving Apple with only one supplier for its iPhones, Qualcomm -- the same company that it was battling in court until midday Tuesday. CNET reports: Intel late…
  • Apple, Qualcomm Settle Royalty Dispute

    Tue 3:25pm By msmash
    Apple and Qualcomm have settled their royalty dispute, the companies said on Tuesday. From a report: The settlement includes a payment from Apple to Qualcomm as well as a chipset supply agreement, suggesting that future iPhone may use Qualcomm chips. The two…
  • Mozilla Wants Apple To Change Users' iPhone Advertiser ID Every Month

    Tue 10:04am By msmash
    Mozilla has launched a petition today to get Apple to rotate the IDFA unique identifier of iOS users every month. From a report: The purpose of this request is to prevent online advertisers from creating profiles that contain too much information about iOS…
  • iOS 13 To Feature Dark Mode and Interface Updates, Report Says

    Mon 9:00pm By BeauHD
    9to5Mac has learned of several new features expected to be included in iOS 13. From the report: Dark Mode: There will be a system-wide Dark Mode that can be enabled in Settings, including a high contrast version, similar to what's already available on macOS.…
  • Why Tens of Thousands of Perfectly Good, Donated iPhones Are Shredded Every Year

    Apr 12, 2019, 11:30 pm By BeauHD
    An anonymous reader quotes a report from Motherboard: Tens of thousands of perfectly usable iPhones are scrapped each year by electronics recyclers because of the iPhone's "activation lock," according to a new analysis paper published Thursday. Earlier this…
  • Dutch Regulators Want To Know Whether Apple is Favoring Its Own Apps

    Apr 11, 2019, 12:03 pm By msmash
    Apple has another antitrust problem in Europe. Dutch regulators said Thursday that they have opened an investigation into whether Apple has abused its market position by giving preferential treatment to its own apps. From a report: The Netherlands Authority…
  • Apple Will Likely Replace iTunes on macOS With Standalone Music, Podcasts, and TV Apps in Next Major…

    Apr 10, 2019, 11:20 am By msmash
    Developer and blogger Guilherme Rambo, writing for 9to5Mac: Fellow developer Steve Troughton-Smith recently expressed confidence about some evidence found indicating that Apple is working on new Music, Podcasts, and perhaps Books apps for macOS, to join the…
  • Apple Music Caught Censoring Pro-Democracy Music In China

    Apr 10, 2019, 9:00 am By BeauHD
    An anonymous reader quotes a report from Gizmodo: Chinese journalists and netizens recently found that Apple Music's Chinese streaming service censored a song by Hong Kong singer Jacky Cheung that references the 1989 Tiananmen Square pro-democracy protests, an…
  • Apple Providing Free Data Migration With a Mac Purchase or Repair

    Apr 9, 2019, 5:35 pm By msmash
    Apple is now offering data migration services for free when customers purchase a new Mac or need to have a Mac replaced for repair reasons. Prior to this month, data migration was priced at $99. From a report: Beginning April 2, there will be no cost for Data…
  • 'Exodus' Spyware Found Targeting Apple iOS Users

    Apr 8, 2019, 9:40 pm By BeauHD
    The surveillance tool dubbed "Exodus" has been ported to the Apple iOS ecosystem. According to Threatpost, the spyware "can exfiltrate contacts, take audio recordings and photos, track location data and more on mobile devices." From the report: Earlier this…
  • Apple TV+ Includes A Muppet Who Codes

    Apr 6, 2019, 9:34 pm By EditorDavid
    Long-time Slashdot reader theodp writes: While Apple CEO Tim Cook may not be able to force schoolchildren to code, there's no law against Cook and Apple using Sesame Street to make preschoolers want to code. Among the original Apple TV+ shows Cook announced at…
  • BBEdit Returns To the Mac App Store

    Apr 5, 2019, 5:35 pm By msmash
    Bare Bones Software this week announced the return of BBEdit, a popular text, code, and markup editor, to the Mac App Store after a nearly five year hiatus. Bare Bones Software: When the Mac App Store debuted in 2011, BBEdit was one of its first products…
  • Apple Hires AI Expert Ian Goodfellow

    Apr 4, 2019, 10:10 pm By BeauHD
    One of Google's top minds in artificial intelligence has joined Apple in a director role. Ian Goodfellow said on his LinkedIn profile that he switched employers in March. He said he's a director of machine learning in the Special Projects Group. CNBC reports:…
  • iPad Mini Teardown Reveals a Frankenstein of Components From Different iPads

    Apr 2, 2019, 9:30 pm By BeauHD
    The updated fifth-generation iPad mini has been torn apart by iFixit, revealing an "amalgamation of components and designs from other iPads -- the internals of a previous iPad mini, the camera system of an iPad Pro, and the exterior design of an iPad Air,"…