Here's what iPhones and iPads are compatible with Apple's augmented reality ARKit framework

iOS 11-bundled ARKit is out and neat augmented reality apps are already available for users to download and freely use on their iOS 11-powered devices.

A virtual ruler? Check! An interactive furniture designer? Sure thing! An augmented car showroom? You bet!

An AR-powered human atlas that allows you to explore livers, digestive organs, and lungs from the inside? Ugh… yeah, sure….
The potential benefits and uses of AR are huge and quite possibly the next big mobile software trend that’s …


The new iPhones will support fast wireless charging

So, Apple’s new iPhones are finally getting wireless charging! We’d insert a cheering minions GIF here if they weren’t so overused. Not only that, the iPhone 8, 8 Plus, and X all support fast charging over the wire. Well, there’s the small caveat that you need to invest an extra $75 in a wallplug and cable that provide that fast charging, but at least the option is there, right?

At first, we thought that the new iPhones would not support any form of fast wireless charging. And it seems that’s going to be true at launch. However, browsing through the Belkin Boost Up Wireless Charging Pad …

These are the iPhones and iPads that will be updated to iOS 11 on release date

Apple unveiled the September 19th release date for iOS 11 yesterday, and, as you can imagine, while the new iPhone 8, 8 Plus and X will ship with it out of the box, the rest of the iPhone and iPad gang will have to get it over the ether. As usual, there are some winners and losers, meaning that really old iPhones and Apple tablets won’t get any of the iOS 11 goods, as you can see in Apple’s helpful list above. 
Anything iPhone 5 and below, or the OG iPad mini, won’t be updated to any of the new features, but if you are rocking these dinosaurs, it’s …

NYPD to put 36,000 useless Windows Phones to waste, replace them with iPhones

The New York Police Department will scrap 36,000 Windows Phones that it gave police officers over the past 2 years because the devices are already obsolete and cannot be updated.

A huge step into the 21st century… not.New York City bought Nokia smartphones running Windows Phone as part of a $160 million NYPD Mobility Initiative under Mayor Bill de Blasio that was said to be “a huge step into the 21st century.” Mere months after the last phones were given to cops, the NYPD is now planning to replace all of them with iPhones. Ouch! These days, …

Need more proof that the new iPhones will have wireless charging? Here's a $50 stand

RAVPower, the maker of all things powerbank and charging, has given us one more tangential evidence that the upcoming iPhone crop will indeed feature a wireless method to pump them full of electrons. It has apparently already in production of a wireless charging stand with the Qi standard that can output no less than 10 watts of power, or double what the wired iPhone chargers provide, due to the inevitable power loss when charging through the ether. 

Thus, the RAVPower chief has sent the following statement which all but confirms that the company …

Apple Watch 3 could be unveiled along with the new iPhones in September

It’s no secret that Apple plans to unveil new iPhones in September, but there’s one more thing that’s likely to make an appearance at the event. The sequel to the Apple Watch 2 seems to be on track for a September unveil as well.

The so-called Apple Watch 3 will be announced along with the iPhone 8 and two other iPhone 7s models, CNBC reports. According to a source with knowledge of the matter, the next Apple Watch won’t need to be paired with the iPhone to receive calls.

If Apple Watch 3 will be a standalone wearable device not requiring tethering to an …

Apple Watch Series 3 could feature brand new form factor, coming along with new iPhones

We have just heard the big news about the Apple Watch: the new model, likely to be called Series 3, is expected to make its debut alongside the announcement of the three new iPhones in September. A massive scoop by Bloomberg also revealed that the new Series 3 Watch will support data connectivity on its own, so it will not need to be tethered to your iPhone to get updates.
But did you know that the new Apple Watch will also look different from the previous two? This is what Apple analyst and insider John Gruber says on his blog, citing an …

It's not a Vin Diesel movie: iPhones worth more than half a million stolen from a moving truck

Dutch police have arrested five men suspected in the theft of iPhones worth more than half a million US dollars, but it’s not just the sheer amount of iPhones stolen: the men have allegedly pulled off a Fast and Furious stunt to make it happen. Driving a modified van near the truck loaded with the iPhones, one of the men broke into the truck while it was moving and started throwing boxes with iPhones into the van.
The five man, all with their origins in the Eastern European country of Romania, were arrested at a holiday park in central Netherlands …

OLED iPhones may be here to stay, Apple tipped to front LG $2.7 billion for a supply line

LG might be keeping mum on exactly how much may Apple be fronting it for its giant investment in OLED display production, but industry sources are quickly swooping in to fill the void with numbers, as usual. Previously, they speculated that Apple may be responsible for $1.7 billion of the $8.5 billion total OLED panel-making bill, but now they up the ante with a cool billion more.

The $2.7 billion sum is said to be an advance payment by Apple for securing a production line dedicated entirely to iPhone displays, starting in 2019. Rumor has it that the 2018 Apple …

Nearly two thirds of the iPhones sold in the last 10 years are still in use

The iPhone has turned ten less than a month ago. And as we wait for the next-generation iPhone 8 to come out, we came across an interesting piece of information. Apparently, nearly two thirds of all iPhone devices ever sold are still in use today.

Just to put it in perspective, as of March, the total number of shipped iPhones was 1.163 billion units, according to Apple. And the market analysis firm Newzoo now reported that 62.6% of them were still in use as of April of this year. This makes for a total of 728 million old iPhones still in the hands of their users.

Additionally, …