Apple confirms 65% of iPhones and iPads run iOS 11, less than 30% are still on iOS 10

Google releases monthly updates concerning the distribution of various Android versions, but Apple doesn’t have to do that. From time to time, the US giant releases statistics that offer us a look at the iOS distribution at a macro level.

Today, Apple published statistics about the iOS 11 adoption, as well as how the previous versions of the operating system performed in comparison. It’s true that fragmentation exists in the world of Apple as well, but not at the same level as Google’s Android.

But let’s not compare apples and oranges, and get straight to the point. According to Apple, …


Apple's 'I'm sorry' for throttling old iPhones isn't good enough for Congress

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The drama surrounding Apple’s old iPhone batteries isn’t over yet. 

Four U.S. House Republicans sent a letter to Apple CEO Tim Cook on Friday asking for answers on batterygate. 

In December, Apple admitted to throttling the speed of older iPhones to increase battery performance, a long-time conspiracy theory among iPhone users that turned out to be true. As a result, Apple issued an apology to its customers, and announced reduced pricing for out-of-warranty iPhone battery replacement, from $79 to $29. 

But the apology and explanation from the billion dollar company wasn’t enough for House Republicans, who want more answers on the subject, according to ReutersRead more…

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Apple sued for slowing down iPhones with older batteries

Apple is getting sued for “purposefully slowing down older iPhone models when new models come out”. A lawsuit was filed today in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California by Los Angeles residents Stefan Bogdanovich and Dakota Speas. 

The plaintiffs claim that Cupertino’s decision to implement power management features that can affect the performance of an iPhone presents a breach of contract, as Apple has failed to properly inform the user or obtain consent prior to making these changes. Here’s what the filing reads:

Defendant …

Apple should've been more upfront about throttling iPhones with weaker batteries (poll results)

After Apple acknowledged that iPhones with aged or weaker for whatever other reason batteries will take a hit in peak performance, we asked you if Apple could have given the explanation beforehand, along with the introduction of the processor throttling feature in iOS 10.2.1. The vast majority of our 2089 respondents replied in the affirmative, stating that the company should have warned users with iPhones two years and older that their devices might become slower due to processor throttling, unless they visit a service center to swap the battery. …

Apple admits it artificially slows down iPhones with older batteries

Apple has admitted that it artificially slows down iPhones with older batteries – even some iPhones with less than 1 year on their battery clock – to prevent them from even more serious issues like unexpected shutdowns. Apple admitted to this in a bureaucratic, corporate speak, saying that this is a “feature” it introduced “to smooth out the instantaneous peaks”, which in simple terms simply means that it is slowing down the iPhone processor.
The company kept this a secret from the public for nearly a year, but a recent user investigation on Reddit …

Do you think Apple should've been more upfront about throttling iPhones with weaker batteries?

By now you might have heard about the brouhaha which resulted from Apple’s acknowledgement that iPhones with aged or weaker batteries will take a hit in peak performance, in order to preserve their internals better. Today’s lithium batteries are rated for a certain amount of charge cycles before they start degrading in terms of capacity or ability to provide peak current. 

On the other hand, chipsets and other hardware are becoming ever more powerful and demanding, resulting in going over the fence when trying to extract stronger current from a weaker battery. This could …

Apple's new iPhones top the sales charts and Google searches

Apple’s iPhone 8 and iPhone X are the second and third most searched terms for 2017, announced Google in its traditional yearly recap. The ranking defaults to global, but you can also zoom in to specific countries to see what was searched most in your neck of the woods. Those two top the most sought after words in the Consumer Tech category (duh), followed by the Nintendo Switch and the Samsung Galaxy S8.

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Best Buy debuts 3-day Apple Event with discounts on iPhones and iPads

Best Buy is now running a promotion on some Apple products that will end on Saturday, December 9 at 11:59 pm CT. Customers can buy iPads, iPhones and even Macs at lower prices than usual.

More importantly, the newest iPhone and iPad models are on sale as well, even if the discounts aren’t that big. You can find below some of the most important deals you can take advantage until Saturday night:

Trade up to iPhone X: get up to a $250 Best Buy gift card with trade-in of select iPhone devices and qualified activation;Save up to $200 on iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus …

Palm Pre vs iPhone X: Qualcomm wants iPhones banned for misusing Palm OS interface patents

In a tit-for-tat move, Qualcomm responded to Apple’s patent counterclaim last week by adding Palm into the mix. So far, it has accused Apple of infringing on connectivity, power efficiency, and 3D imagery patents on the iPhone 7 to iPhone X models, but it just piled on a few interface ones for a good measure.

What’s Palm got to do with it, you ask? Its webOS now largely lives in smart TVs, as LG bought the rights to use it a while ago, albeit not the patents, and as a result its TV interface is one of the most user-friendly among big TV makers (we …

Apple developing "the most advanced" power management chips, could premiere on iPhones as soon as 2018

Apple seems to be aiming to reduce its dependence on suppliers. Earlier this year, Cupertino cut its ties with GPU maker Imagination Technologies and later introduced an in-house graphics chip on its latest A11 SoC. Now, word has it that the US tech giant is designing its very own power management chips which could be featured in iPhones as early as 2018. 
According to sources of Nikkei Asian Review, the new power management chips would be “the most advanced in the industry”. A power management chip controls …