Trump’s latest tariff threat could hit Apple hard, force it to move iPhone production

President Trump has threatened to increase tariffs on goods imported from China from 10% to 25%. He claimed in a tweet that this increase would happen on Friday. It’s previously been reported that 25% is the point at which Apple would seek to move US iPhone production out of China, and that the Cupertino company […]

Durability test shows iPad Pro can be bent in half with relatively little force [Video]

A new video from the JerryRigEverything channel tested the durability of the new iPad Pro hardware, subjecting Apple’s newest tablets to scratches, burns, and bending … more… The post Durability test shows iPad Pro can be bent in half with relatively little force [Video] appeared first on 9to5Mac. 9to5Mac

Watch: Up close with the 2016 MacBook Pro’s 2nd-gen butterfly switch keyboard & huge Force Touch trackpad

The 2016 MacBook Pro lineup features two key hardware enhancements that help boost productivity: a second-generation butterfly mechanism keyboard and the largest Force Touch trackpad ever integrated into an Apple laptop. In this latest video installment, AppleInsider takes a closer look at the new components and how they compare to past models. AppleInsider – Frontpage […]

iPhone 7 again rumored to feature Force Touch Home button, come in new Space Black option

Earlier today, we shared a handful of videos that gave perhaps the best look yet at the upcoming iPhone 7. Now, a new report from Macotakara reiterates a few features that the iPhone 7 could very well feature, including a capacitive Home button. more… Filed under: Apple 9to5Mac

Apple voices opposition to UK bill that would force it to weaken iOS encryption

Last month in the UK, a bill that could significantly change how Apple is able to encrypt user data on iOS was introduced. Called the Investigatory Powers Bill, it has the potential to require Apple to hold a key to encrypted smartphones and services such as iMessage and FaceTime. While Apple didn’t comment on the […]

Force Touch Panels Enter Mass Production Ahead of ‘iPhone 6s’ Launch

As the launch of the so-called “iPhone 6s” and “iPhone 6s Plus” inches closer, suppliers have begun shipping Force Touch panels for the next-generation smartphones, according to DigiTimes. The report claims that Apple’s supply chain partners started shipping Force Touch panels in limited quantities in June before ramping up production of the pressure-sensitive modules in […]

Bloomberg: Apple begins manufacturing next-gen iPhone with Force Touch

Bloomberg is reporting that Apple has started early production of the next-generation iPhone with Force Touch. We initially reported back in May that the next-generation iPhone will include a design similar to the current lineup of devices, but include support for Force Touch.  Force Touch was first unveiled with Apple Watch and in Apple’s Retina MacBook […]

Apple Starts Early Production on Next-Generation iPhones With Force Touch

Apple is starting production on its next-generation iPhones, reports Bloomberg, and the new models are equipped with Force Touch capabilities. Force Touch, first introduced with the Apple Watch, is a feature that’s able to distinguish between a light tap and a harder press, enabling a range of new gestures. The two new iPhones will retain […]

Coupons: Save $199 off all BTO early 2015 MacBook Airs & Force Touch 13″ MacBook Pros with AppleCare

AppleInsider readers in the market for one of Apple’s new early 2015 MacBook Airs or MacBook Pros with AppleCare can combine instant discounts, rebates and exclusive $ 60 coupons to save $ 199 to $ 303 off every single new built-to-order configuration, with no sales tax outside NY & NJ. In every case, the end […]

Retina MacBook Teardown Reveals iPad-Like Battery Connector, Details Force Touch Trackpad

After Apple revealed the new 12-inch Retina MacBook at its March “Spring Forward” event, the performance and speed of the sleek-but-slightly-underpowered machine came into question by many. Unlike the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro, the Retina MacBook comes with an Intel Core M Processor and provides only a single USB-C port to double as an […]