20% of US iPhone buyers bought iPhone 11 in Q3; two money-saving tactics used

Consumer Intelligence Research Partners says its data suggests that around 20% of US iPhone buyers in Q3 opted to buy one of the three iPhone 11 models despite availability being limited to the final week in the quarter. The market intelligence firm says more budget-conscious consumers had two different approaches to balancing features against price… […]

[Update: Company responds] Viral FaceApp raises concern about how personal photos are being used

Update #3: In a statement to 9to5Mac, FaceApp has addressed some of the privacy concerns. The company says it “might store” some uploaded photos in the cloud: We might store an uploaded photo in the cloud. The main reason for that is performance and traffic: we want to make sure that the user doesn’t upload […]

Apple Heart Study not used to gain FDA clearance for Apple Watch Series 4 ECG

The Apple Heart Study, conducted in partnership with Stanford Medicine, collected heart rate data from more than 400,000 Apple Watch users in its attempt to determine whether wearable devices can effectively detect irregular heart rhythms. Contrary to previous reports, however, the results were not used to gain clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration […]

Apple Watch, other wearables increasingly used to manage chronic health conditions, study says

A study of user data pulled from popular health app Cardiogram yields unique insight into usage the patterns of Apple Watch and other wearable products, suggesting devices with advanced biometric monitoring capabilities are seeing increased use in the management of chronic conditions. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

Review: Powerbeats3 with Apple W1 chip are the most reliable Bluetooth headphones we’ve ever used

Bluetooth audio –?especially when exercising –?has always been "good enough," but never great. Apple’s W1 chip in its latest headphones lineup changes that, and the proprietary wireless technology steals the show in its new sports-focused Powerbeats3 headphones. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

Vietnamese site claims it has used a real iPhone 7, features 4K video recording at 60 FPS and rubber seal SIM tray

A poster on a Vietnamese Apple website is claiming to have used a working iPhone 7 unit, ahead of the device’s official unveiling on Wednesday at Apple’s press media event. The writer shares his experience handling Apple’s iPhone 7 (not the Plus model) and most of he what he says mirrors previous reports. Apply some skepticism here though: there are no photos for evidence. […]

Patent troll comes after Apple over battery charging technology used in iPhone 6s

Apple today has been hit with a lawsuit by Texas-based Somaltus LLC, which claims that the charging system used by the iPhone violates a patent it acquired from Snap-On Technologies. Snap-On Technologies originally acquired the patent in 2010 for an “integrated battery service system” that performs a “plurality of services related to devices/components that are […]

Apple Maps Now Used Three Times More Than Google Maps on iPhone

When Apple Maps first debuted alongside iOS 6, it drew significant criticism for its inaccuracies in mapping data, errors when locating points of interest, lack of transit information and odd 3D mapping imagery. Many users opted not to upgrade to iOS 6 due to the app’s flaws, and iOS 6 adoption jumped 29 percent once […]