France probes Apple over iPhone planned obsolescence complaint

French authorities are investigating whether Apple deliberately slows down older iPhones in order to increase sales, AFP reports. The move follows a complaint by a French consumer group, HOP, that campaigns against planned obsolescence and which filed a complaint against Apple in December. Programmed obsolescence is illegal in France under … More…

The iPhone X reveals why Tim Cook was so mad about Palm

At the unveiling of Apple’s new flagship smartphone yesterday, the iPhone X, CEO Tim Cook said it was something the company’s staff had been working on for a decade. The new premium handset with its edge-to-edge display (minus one unfortunate top notch) does away with the physical home button entirely … More…

iPhone Xs Face ID raises security and privacy questions

The new top-of-the-range iPhone does away with the home button and its built-in fingerprint reader in favor of a new biometric — called Face ID — which uses a 3D scan of the user’s face for authenticating and unlocking their device. It also replaces Touch ID for Apple Pay too. Apple … More…

Tons of features of iPhone 8, iPhone X detailed in leaked iOS 11 build

Another iPhone 8 leak ahead of Apple’s fall event next Tuesday when it’s official expected to unveil its new flagships: 9to5Mac has been digging through the Golden Master build of iOS 11, and pulled out a few new nuggets of intel about the incoming top of the range iPhone (code-named D22). We’ve also … More…

The iPhone 8 could mute notifications when youre looking at the screen

Last week, Appleaccidentally releasedan early build of the HomePod firmware. Guilherme Rambo has been digging around a library file to spot strings and references that hint at future products and features. In particular, he just noticed that the next iPhone will be able to detect when youre looking at the … More…