Because Apple sells more than 150 million iPhones a year with a sprawling network of suppliers making components, its ability to maintain such a wide cone of silence has become near-impossible. Apple has been mum but it appears that the upcoming iPhone will switch to sapphire screen coating instead of the thin Corning Gorilla Glass that has been there since 2007. And how do we know this is happening? Last November, Apple paid $578 million to GT Advanced Technologies in Arizona to help it produce lots and lots of sapphire, used commonly in high-end watches because it’s so durable and scratch resistant. But what wasn’t yet clear was whether that meant Apple would be taking the big step of covering the whole iPhone screen with it. (more…)
Apple has released updates for its mobile operating system iOS to patch a bug that blew apart the integrity of encrypted connections in the right conditions. (more…)
iOS 7.0.4 includes bug fixes, security patches, and a slew of new features and software improvements. (more…)
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Apple unveiled a thinner, lighter version of its popular tablet called the iPad Air along with a slew of new Macs and new software at a Tuesday event in San Francisco — just in time for the holiday shopping season. (more…)
The iPhone 5S, 5C, and iOS 7 are now out and available to all. Now it’s time for some new iPads. Apple has been making a lot of big changes lately, and we expect many of them to extend to its fifth iPad 5 and second iPad Mini. Both devices defined their categories and they are both set for an upgrade. We aren’t expecting Apple to reinvent the tablet this year or come out with a new iPad model, but there are some changes afoot. Below is everything we think we know about the iPad 5 and iPad Mini 2. (more…)
There’s a lot of talk around biometric authentication since Apple introduced its newest iPhone, which will let users unlock their device with a fingerprint. Given Apple’s industry-leading position, it’s probably not a far stretch to expect this kind of authentication to take off. Some even argue that Apple’s move is a death knell for authenticators based on what a user knows (like passwords and PIN numbers).
Apple on Tuesday sent out invitations for a media event next Tuesday, Sept. 10, at which the company is expected to show off its next-generation iPhone models that will come in a new range of colors. (more…)
Apple is currently planning a late October launch for OS X Mavericks, according to a report from 9to5Mac. (more…)