Senators pile on Goldman Sachs over alleged Apple Card bias, bank to offer shared household credit line

Democratic senator and U.S. presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren on Wednesday chided Apple Card financial partner Goldman Sachs over the firm’s response to claims that its algorithms introduce a credit limit bias against women. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

iPhone XR update boasts faster 6-core processor and 4G RAM, alleged benchmark suggests

Benchmark scores logged with Primate Labs’ online Geekbench 4 tool detail a heretofore unknown iPhone model equipped with an unidentified six-core ARM processor boasting 4GB of RAM, specifications that match rumors of an anticipated 2019 iPhone XR follow-up. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

Apple facing class action lawsuit over alleged iTunes & Apple Music data sale

Residents of Rhode Island and Michigan lead the suit, which maintains that Apple profits unjustly by releasing what users play in iTunes and on Apple Music to other companies, and also allowing third-party app developers direct access to what tracks are in users’ iTunes library. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

Alleged iCloud spy chips, plus a new iPad Pro, Mac mini & MacBook Air — Apple’s October 2018 in review

October 2018 saw Apple host an iPad Pro, Mac mini, and MacBook Air refresh event — but Bloomberg dropped an iffy China iCloud spy chip bombshell. Plus, Kanye West elected himself as an unofficial Apple spokesman. All this and more, in Apple’s October 2018 in review. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

More detailed alleged iPhone 8 schematic surfaces, suggests wireless charging will be based on Qi tech

Although there are still many doubts about the iPhone 8 rumored design, mocked up above, a new schematic has surfaced on Weibo today. This drawing (embedded after the break below) is a more detailed version of what we saw yesterday and includes label annotations for many components. The new dual front and (vertical) back cameras are visible and a rear Touch ID sensor is […]

More Photos Show Off Alleged Lightning EarPods for iPhone 7

A series of photos have been posted on Chinese microblogging service Weibo, and later shared by French website NWE, that provide a closer look at what appear to be Lightning-equipped EarPods. However, it cannot be fully distinguished if these are official Apple headphones or simply Chinese counterfeits. Apple is expected to remove the 3.5mm headphone […]

New Images Depict Alleged 7.04 Watt-Hour Battery Designed for iPhone 7

We’ve already seen several alleged part leaks for the next-generation iPhone 7, and now Chinese site Digi.tech.qq.com [Google Translate] (via HDBlog.it) has shared images of what is believed to be the battery that will be included in the device. The battery lists a capacity of 7.04 watt-hours, slightly larger in capacity than the equivalent battery […]

Alleged Leaked iPhone 7 Images Reveal New Case Design

The first purported leak of the case design for the iPhone 7 appeared yesterday on French blog Nowhereelse.fr. The alleged images from Taiwanese phone case manufacturer Catcher Technology depict a subtle chassis redesign for the iPhone 7, which is expected to be released by Apple this coming September. Photo allegedly depicting new iPhone 7 chassis […]