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Apple May Drop Touch ID in the Next iPhone

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Apple was the first smartphone maker to integrate high-quality fingerprint sensors into its phones, but it may also be the first to stop using fingerprint sensors. According to a new report from KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple could drop its Touch ID system completely in the next iPhone. Instead, it would rely upon Face ID, which is set to debut in the iPhone X. Apple was faced with a conundrum as the iPhone X launch ...

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Benchmarking Firm Says Apple Isn’t Slowing Down Your Old iPhone

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. When you get a new phone, it seems blazing fast and fun to use. A year or two later, probably not so much. Is that actually because the phone is slower, or have your standards just increased? Apple in particular has been accused of callously damaging performance of older iPhones with new software updates to gently “encourage” upgrades. But benchmarking firm Futuremark says it’s all in our heads. Futuremark assembled this data in response to ...

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Apple update fixes iPhone 8 crackle issues

iPhone 8: What’s new? Apple has released its latest iOS 11 update in a snap to make a crackle stop. Last week, some iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus users reported hearing a crackling sound during phone and FaceTime calls. Early adopters of the new devices complained on Apple’s support forums and sites like Reddit of a high-pitched buzzing sound stemming from the phones’ built-in earpiece. But on Tuesday, Apple released a software update (iOS 11.0.2) that claims to remedy the problem. The free download can be found in Settings ...

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Apple Confirms Reports of iPhone 8s Splitting Open While Charging

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. The iPhone 8 has been out for barely a week, but we’re already seeing a pair of odd reports about the device, in two cases–one in Japan, and one in Taiwan. In one case, the user was charging the phone when she reports it suddenly snapped apart. In the other, a woman in Japan received her new phone, only to discover it had separated in transit. Both devices appear to be iPhone 8 Plusses, and ...

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Apple Confirms Reports of iPhone 8s Splitting Open While Charging

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. The iPhone 8 has been out for barely a week, but we’re already seeing a pair of odd reports about the device, in two cases–one in Japan, and one in Taiwan. In one case, the user was charging the phone when she reports it suddenly snapped apart. In the other, a woman in Japan received her new phone, only to discover it had separated in transit. Both devices appear to be iPhone 8 Plusses, and ...

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Apple Is Quietly Designing and Building Its Own Silicon Empire

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Ever since Apple bought PA Semi, it’s been clear the company had aspirations of semiconductor design. Its CPU architectures have differed from other vendors by emphasizing raw single-thread performance, and it’s been debuting co-design chips like motion and audio co-processors for the last several years. It’s also purchased part of Toshiba’s flash memory business, thereby gaining a NAND source for itself without having to directly shoulder all of the burden of building a fab and ...

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FCC Chairman Ajit Pai Wants Apple to Unlock the iPhone’s FM Radio

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. It’s not common knowledge in the United States, but the majority of Android devices in-market technically sport FM radio tuners built into their SoCs. It used to be next to impossible to find a smartphone from any vendor in the US that offered an unlocked radio, but that’s improved somewhat in recent years. We’ve seen some audio services pop up that support this capability, and a handful of smartphones and carriers that now support it ...

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FDA test speeds up approval for Apple and other tech companies

Apple unveils 4K TV, Apple Watch Series 3 Apple, Alphabet and Samsung’s future forays into medical software could get speedier FDA approval thanks to a new program announced Tuesday. The FDA is launching a pilot program that will give vetted tech companies pre-approval to work on medical software. The government agency oversees drug and medical device approval, in addition to food and health products. It has already pre-certified nine companies, including Apple, Samsung, Alphabet’s Verily, FitBit, Roche and Johnson & Johnson. The program is a slight departure from how the ...

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Apple Quietly Increases Cost of iPhone Screen Repairs

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Apple will begin rolling out its new generation of iPhones later this week, and it’s getting ready by increasing prices. Specifically, Apple is going to charge more to replace a broken screen, and not only on the latest and greatest iPhones. All the company’s phones from the last few years will now cost you $ 20 extra if you need a screen replacement. Plus, some phones now cost more if you want to add the ...

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Apple iPhone X vs. iPhone 8 Plus vs. Samsung Galaxy Note 8: Specs Compared

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Apple launched its refreshed iPhone 8 and 10th-anniversary-edition iPhone X yesterday. Samsung, of course, launched the latest Galaxy Note 8 a few weeks ago. But how do the devices compare with each other, and which one is the right choice for you? Let’s take a look. It’s impossible to cleanly compare the specs on an iPhone versus an Android device thanks to underlying differences between the phone operating systems and the hardware choices of their ...

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