A patent lawsuit filed by Qualcomm against Apple has been thrown out by a German court in a reversal for the chipmaker after it won a recent court ban on the sale of some iPhones in the country, reports Reuters.
Daring Fireball's John Gruber, quoting an unnamed source, says Apple replaced a total of 11 million iPhone batteries under the $29 battery replacement program that debuted at the end of 2017 and ran through 2018.
Japanese website Mac Otakara — as noted by AppleInsider — reports that Apple is planning a seventh generation iPod touch and will likely replace the Lightning port on all 2019 iPhones with USB-C.
Are you into fidget spinners? I’m not, but if I were, I’d probably make good use of the ZenPod.
iOS 12 supports QR codes. A QR code (quick response code) is a type of 2D bar code that is used to provide easy access to information through a smartphone. In this process, known as mobile tagging, the smartphone's owner points the phone at a QR code and opens a barcode reader app which works in conjunction with the phone's camera.
It’s alive! Maybe. According to a tweet from ChargerLab, mass production of Apple’s AirPower has begun at Luxshare Precision, which makes AirPods and USB-C cables. If the long-promised product ever actually arrives, it will be able to charge a Qi-compatible iPhone, an Apple Watch, and a pair of AirPods (in a special wireless charging case) at the same time regardless of where they're placed on the pad. AirPower hasn't been priced yet, but guesses have it costing anywhere from $150 - $200.
Twenty-eight percent of mobile shoppers used wallets like Apple Pay or PayPal and 29 percent of mobile orders came from mobile wallets on peak days including Black Friday and Cyber Monday, according to the 2018 Holiday Shopping Report from Salesforce.
PayPal has appointed marketing (and Apple) veteran Allison Johnson to the position of executive vice president and chief marketing officer (CMO), effective today. In this newly created role, she’ll be based in the company’s San Jose headquarters and report directly to PayPal CEO Dan Schulman.
Charlie Sloth has announced a show on Apple Music’s Beats 1 radio; The Charlie Sloth Rap Show starts at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 19, which will hear the former BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra DJ bring interviews and “his famous Fire In The Booth freestyles to a new audience, according to a NME report.
With last fall’s release of the USB-C-equipped iPad Pro models, it’s been important to find out exactly which USB-C hubs on the market work well with those iPad Pros…and which don’t. I’ve used several that have had issues when connected to my iPad Pro, but fortunately that’s not the case with Satechi’s $59.99 USB-C Mobile Pro Hub. Today we’ll take a look at the device, the features it offers, and how it works with Apple’s latest iPad Pro models.
Hopefully you haven’t already given up on New Year’s resolutions, because if one of those resolutions was to do your best to relieve your stress, manage anxiety, improve your focus and all-in-all try to improve your quality of life, we have the perfect iOS app for you. Aware Mindfulness is one of the highest rated meditation and mindfulness personal trainers you can buy, and with this deal you’ll be able to use it for a lifetime for just $29.
HitCase’s $69.99 SPLASH has just about everything I’m looking for in an iPhone case. My only issue — and it’s not really HitCase’s fault — is that the SPLASH is adds a smidge too much width to the Apple smartphone (in my case, an iPhone Xs Max) to allow it to slip into smartphone holsters, which I like to use.
The HomePod, Apple's wireless speaker from Apple, will be available in mainland China and Hong Kong markets starting Friday, Jan. 18. It will be available in white and space gray.
There are rumors that Apple will release Apple-branded over-the-ear headphones this year along with its AirPods and Beats-branded product. And the tech giant has been granted a patent (number 10,178,463) for such a product.
On a regular basis, Apple World Today posts a list of notable new apps or app updates that have been released. They may not necessarily be new, but they're popular and deserve mention. Here are this week’s picks.
Apple Daily Report: Lady Gaga removes her duet with R. Kelly from her ‘Artpop’ album (and more news)
Engadget reports that Lady Gaga has removed a song from her 2013 album Artpop on iTunes and Apple Music. The song in question, "Do What U Want," features a performance from disgraced hip-hop performer R. Kelly, who is accused of multiple sexual crimes, and can no longer be streamed or purchased from Apple's music services. Artpop is still available on both, but the album just moves from track six to track eight, as if the song never existed.
You love your MacBook Pro, but you don’t like to carry around a lot of dongles. There’s a solution — this great 7-in-1 USB-C Hub for MacBook Pro from OMNIHIL plugs onto one side of your MBP and converts two of the Thunderbolt 3/USB-C ports into 7 ports.
Apple’s general counsel Kate Adams took home about $5 million in pay last year, in addition to earning stock in the Cupertino, California-based computer giant, according to Law360. With all the lawsuits the tech giant faces, I’d say she’s worth it.
Apple will release three new iPhone models again this fall, including a successor to the” struggling Xr, the lower priced 2018 device with a liquid-crystal display that has fallen short of Apple’s sales expectations,” reports the Wall Street Journal, quoting unnamed “people familiar with the matter.”
Apple has filed for a patent (number 20190012072) for “character recognition on a computing device” that shows the company is working on further improvements to the handwriting tech on iOS devices — and is even considering bringing it to macOS.