Stanford students put down their iPhones to protest device addiction

No, it doesn’t have the impact of the student sit-in to protest the Vietnam war that took place at Stanford in 1966. But you might consider this to be the 21st Century version of that event. Students from the California university staged a protest this past weekend at the Apple Store in Palo Alto to protest device addiction. More specifically, the group (named Stanford Students Against Addictive Devices or SSAAD) were complaining that Apple wasn’t doing anything to stop users from constantly checking their iPhone and iPad devices.

Holding signs in front of the store in protest of Apple’s …

Twitter trolls are using the latest iOS bug to crash iPhones


It looks like trolls are exploiting the latest iPhone bug to make life very difficult for Twitter users.

Earlier in the week, yet another iPhone-crashing iOS bug surfaced. For some reason, a single character from the Indian Telugu language will cause whatever app it’s viewed in to crash repeatedly.

Apple has said it’s aware of the issue and plans to fix it in an upcoming update, but the issue has proved to be particularly problematic on Twitter. As word of yet another crash-inducing bug has begun to spread, it appears that some Twitter users are using it to their advantage. Read more…

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Apple probing Goldman Sachs to finance the purchase of new iPhones

Apple has been working with Goldman Sachs for its investment banking needs for a while now, but the latest rumor pegs the duo as taking the financial relationship to a whole new lеvel. Wall Street’s renowned investment bankers are looking to score a big client for their budding commercial banking push, and it seems that Apple might do the trick.

The financiers from Cupertino are reportedly in talks with Goldman Sachs’ retail banking arm to be the next iPhone and iPad purchase lender. When carriers phased out phone subsidies, Apple started offering an iPhone zero-interest loan …

Apple sells lower than expected 77.3M iPhones in fiscal first quarter; iPhone X sales appear strong

Apple was hoping to stop all the talk about disappointing iPhone X sales with the release of its fiscal first quarter earnings; instead, there is more confusion. The tech giant reported sales of 77.3 million iPhone units during the three month period from October through December 2017, with iPhone revenue amounting to $61.6 billion. Analysts were looking for Apple to report sales of 80.2 million handsets. Last year’s fiscal first quarter saw Apple ring up a record 78.3 million iPhones, resulting in a year-over-year decline.

Bulls might look at the average revenue per unit, which came in …

5 things we hope Apple will improve in future iPhones

When the iPhone X came out, there were quite a few changes about not only how it looks, but how it operates. Apple removed the iconic home button and Touch ID, replacing them with gestures and Face ID. It was a lot to take in and, while it felt like what made the iPhone a simple and straightforward device to use was being removed, we still reserved judgment for when we would get to spend some time with the smartphone.

And, sure enough, the iPhone X has its perks that one is bound to love. The smooth operation, the incredible display, the respectable battery life — all reminders of the fact …

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


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 …