Tag Archives: iPhone

Apple Refutes iPhone Passcode Bypass Claims by Hacker, Claims It’s a Result of ‘Incorrect Testing’

HIGHLIGHTS A hacker had claimed a passcode bypass last week The hack appears to bypass lock out and erase data options Apple has disputed the genuinity of the hack Apple will soon bring the controversial USB Restricted Mode to iPhone and iPad devices with the rollout of iOS 12 later this year. This toggle in the settings will cut off communication through the USB port when the phone has ... Read More »

Apple Said to Warn Suppliers of Lower Parts Orders for New iPhone Models

Apple has asked its supply chain to manufacture about 20 percent fewer components for iPhones in the latter half of 2018, the Nikkei Asian Review on Friday cited industry sources as saying, sending the iPhone maker’s stock down 2 percent. Apple expects total shipments of iPhones to be launched this year to be 80 million, less than the 100 million shipments ... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy S9+ Cheaper to Make Than iPhone X, But Costs More Than Galaxy Note 8: TechInsights

While it is cheaper than the Galaxy Note 8 for the consumers, the new Galaxy S9+ is apparently the most expensive Galaxy series phone to build. Samsung reportedly spends $379 (approximately Rs. 24,700) in manufacturing the Galaxy S9+. This is more than the cost incurred in producing the Galaxy S8+ and Galaxy Note 8 as well as the Apple iPhone 8 Plus. However, the overall cost of goods sold (COGS) ... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9+ Drop Tests Show They Are Tougher Than iPhone X, Galaxy S8

Samsung claims that the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ feature 20 percent thicker glass protection and a stronger 7-series aluminium frame, compared to their predecessors. A new drop test video puts that claim to the test. The video finds that despite being breakable, the Galaxy S9 models are more durable than the last year’s Galaxy S8 and iPhone X. Another video on YouTube compares the ruggedness of the ... Read More »

Apple Should Address Youth iPhone Addiction, Say Two Large Investors

Apple shareholders Jana Partners and the California State Teachers’ Retirement System are urging the smartphone maker to take steps to address what they say is a growing problem of young people getting addicted to Apple’s iPhones, Jana partner Charles Penner said. Jana, a leading activist shareholder, and CalSTRS, one of the nation’s largest public pension plans, delivered a letter to Apple on ... Read More »

iPhone Battery Replacement Programme Will Cost Apple $10 Billion From Reduced Sales: Barclays

Apple’s offer to replace old batteries at cheaper rates may affect new iPhone sales in 2018. Barclays analyst Mark Moskowitz, in a note, says that even a small percentage of people opting for battery replacement over upgrade could affect the sale of new iPhone models. Apple had recently apologised for slowing down iPhone models and offered a new battery replacement programme. Under the ... Read More »

Analyst: iPhone X availability improved due to increased production, demand still strong

Apple iPhone X is a hard device to manufacture. It took more than a month longer than the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus to arrive to the shelves and even so initial stock was pretty limited and shipping estimates increased to 5-6 weeks. Yet stock quickly started to improve after the launch and currently waiting times are down to 1-2 weeks. Even the expansion to 14 new markets yesterday didn’t ... Read More »

Apple iPhone X now on sale in 14 new countries

As promised the iPhone X is now available for purchase in 14 more countries. Yesterday it started selling in Israel and as of today another 13 markets join the list – Albania, Bosnia, Cambodia, Kosovo, Macau, Macedonia, Malaysia, Montenegro, Serbia, South Africa, South Korea, Thailand and Turkey. Lately, Apple ramped up production and the delivery estimates have improved from 5-6 weeks to 1-2 weeks in ... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy S9 to Take on iPhone X’s Face ID with Enhanced Iris Scanner: Report

While hackers are exploring ways to fool the technology behind Apple’s Face ID, Samsung is now rumoured to be working on an enhanced iris scanner to take on the iPhone X’s killer feature. The new development is reportedly in works for the Galaxy S9 that would supersede the existing Galaxy S8. ET News reports that Samsung is developing new software to make face recognition on ... Read More »

Apple Served With Search Warrant for Access to Texas Shooter’s iPhone: Report

Apple has been served with a search warrant for access to an iPhone SE which was used by the gunman who killed 27 people in a Texas church, as per media reports. The gunman Devin Patrick Kelley, 26, walked into the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs on November 5 and opened fire. He later killed himself. According to a San Antonio ... Read More »