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iPhone 11 Pro Said to Offer 13% Faster 4G LTE Speeds Than iPhone XS

During its media event on Tuesday, Apple revealed that the new iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max feature faster gigabit-class 4G LTE, but the company didn't provide any further details. However, an internet speed testing service claims to have the numbers. The new #iPhone11 Pro and Pro Max include faster 4G LTE, how much faster? About 13% … [Read more...]

AppleCare+ Renewable Monthly Payment Plans Now Available for iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch

Last year, Apple added monthly payment options to some of its AppleCare+ protection plans on select devices, and now the company has decided to make them even more flexible: On Tuesday, it began offering rolling monthly subscription plans that automatically renew until canceled by the customer. AppleCare+ renewable monthly plan offered at … [Read more...]

iPhone XS Series Models Now $100 Cheaper at Apple Retail Stores

Following its iPhone 11 series announcements on Tuesday evening, Apple has shaved $100 off the price of its remaining retail stock of previous generation iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max models. Brick-and-mortar Apple stores are now offering iPhone XS models with 64GB, 256GB, and 512GB storage for $899, $1,049, and $1,249, … [Read more...]

‘Hey Beeb’ – BBC Developing Voice Assistant for iPlayer App and Website

The BBC has announced its intention to launch its own voice assistant next year to help users find their favorite programs and interact with online services hosted by the public broadcaster. The voice assistant's working title and wake-word is currently "Beeb," and it will be built into the BBC's website, its iPlayer app and other mobile apps, … [Read more...]

Instagram is Developing Another Direct Messaging App to Rival Snapchat

Facebook is said to be working on another messaging app called "Threads" that would act as a companion to the main Instagram app, reports The Verge. Despite the demise of its standalone "Direct" messaging app, the social media company still appears intent on challenging Snapchat with the development of a rival platform. To that end, Threads … [Read more...]

Second Rumor Claims 2019 iPhones Will Come With USB-C Chargers

Apple's 2019 iPhones will come with a USB-C charger as well as a Lightning to USB-C cable in the box, according to a new rumor today. 😆The iPhone 11 will come with a USB-C charger. pic.twitter.com/FqYgAHJnqx— ChargerLAB (@chargerlab) August 20, 2019 Hong Kong website ChargerLAB claimed in a tweet that Apple will do away with its … [Read more...]

Apple ‘Aggressively Testing’ OLED Displays From China’s BOE for 2020 iPhone Lineup

Apple is in the final stages of certifying flexible OLED panels produced by BOE Display for use in future iPhones, according to a new report out today. The Nikkei Asian Review says Apple is "aggressively testing" screens made by the Chinese company, as it considers taking on BOE as an OLED supplier to cut costs and reduce its reliance on … [Read more...]

Apple Card Just Got an Official Twitter Account

Apple has just launched an account on Twitter dedicated to its new credit card, which went live for customers in the U.S on Tuesday. The official account, which goes by the handle @AppleCard, has so far only posted one tweet that links to the company's Apple Card webpage. It's not yet clear what purpose the account will serve beyond … [Read more...]

Twitter Tests ‘Snooze’ Feature That Temporarily Silences Notifications

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Twitter is testing a "Snooze" button that allows you to pause push notifications from the mobile app for an allotted time. Discovered by tech blogger Jane Manchun Wong, the experimental feature lets users temporarily snooze push notifications for one hour, three hours, or 12 hours. As Wong notes, the setting should come in handy for users … [Read more...]

Apple Trials AirPods Production in Vietnam in Bid to Cut Reliance on China

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Apple will begin trialing AirPods production in Vietnam as part of a strategy to diversify product manufacturing beyond China, according to a new report by Nikkei Asian Review. China's GoerTek, one of Apple's key contract manufacturers, will this summer begin testing the resilience of its manufacturing processes for the newest generation of … [Read more...]

Apple Readies 3D Sensing Rear Camera Component Supplies for 2020 iPhones

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Apple has asked one of its manufacturing partners to ready components for use in rear Time-of-Flight (ToF) camera lenses said to be coming to next year's iPhone lineup, according to DigiTimes. Apple has reportedly asked its supply chain partner to supply VCSEL components for use in rear ToF camera lens in its mobile devices to be released in … [Read more...]

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Gives Talk to Apple’s Marketing Department

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Jack Dorsey, CEO of Twitter and Square, visited Apple headquarters on Tuesday to give a talk to employees, according to a report by Bloomberg. The billionaire's address at Apple is said to be one of several speakers talking to select Apple staff as part of an ongoing series. Dorsey reportedly spoke with employees from the marketing … [Read more...]

Amazon’s Alexa to Offer NHS-Verified Health Advice to Britons

From this week, users of Alexa devices in the United Kingdom will be able to get expert health advice from the voice-activated smart speakers, thanks to a partnership between Amazon and the National Health Service. When health-related queries such as "Alexa, how do I treat a migraine?" or "what are the symptoms of flu?" are put to the devices, … [Read more...]

Health Insurer Anthem Poaches Several Apple Health Employees

A CNBC report on Tuesday brought attention to a slew of recent hires away from Apple's Health team to health insurer Anthem, which is trying to improve the user-friendliness of its consumer technology. According to the report, Anthem has hired half a dozen current or former Apple employees over the last few months, including veteran Apple staff … [Read more...]

Apple Opens App Design and Development Accelerator in Shanghai

Apple has announced the opening of a new Design and Development Accelerator in Shanghai as part of an effort to support engineering talent and boost growth in China's iOS developer community. Located in Pudong District, the Accelerator is being launched to give Chinese developers a chance to work closely with Apple experts to enhance their app … [Read more...]

Dropbox Touts New Collaborative Cloud Storage Management App

Dropbox on Tuesday announced a new client for Mac and Windows that seeks to make the cloud storage service a "meta-platform" for collaborative tools in the productivity workspace. Called "the new Dropbox," the client aims to let teams create and collaborate without ever leaving the app, by enabling them to create and edit Google and … [Read more...]

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