Still using an iPhone 5? iOS 10.3.4 is required to keep your phone working

You may remember that, back in July, Apple released rare bug-fix updates for older versions of its operating system: iOS 10.3.4 and iOS 9.3.6. This was necessary to help keep older iPhones and iPads maintain accurate location functionality as the GPS network goes through a time rollover transition. However, the problem is even more serious […]

Report: Amazon working on new Echo speaker to directly compete against HomePod and Sonos

According to Bloomberg, Amazon is working on a new addition to the Amazon Echo smart speaker lineup to more directly compete against Apple’s HomePod and Sonos speakers in terms of sound quality. The new model is purportedly set to release “by next year” and current prototypes feature at least four internal tweeters. The HomePod cylinder […]

‘Father of iPod’ Tony Fadell thinks Apple needs to tackle iPhone addiction, company reportedly working on it

The former Apple engineer Tony Fadell, nicknamed the ‘father of the iPod,’ thinks Apple has a responsibility to tackle the problem of iPhone addiction. He says what is needed is the equivalent of nutrition advice – where we know which food types in what quantities are healthy – and then a way to track our […]

Telstra acknowledges widespread iMessage & FaceTime outage, says it’s working on a fix

Telstra, one of the largest mobile carriers in Australia, is experiencing a widespread outage of iMessage and FaceTime services. Oddly enough, this outage only seems to affect Apple’s services, as everything else functions normally. The carrier has confirmed the outage on Twitter and says it is working on a fix… more… 9to5Mac

Apple says ‘working hard’ to get iPhone X orders to iPhone Upgrade Program customers after Citizens One snafu

Apple this weekend is contacting iPhone Upgrade Program customers who stayed up, or woke up, to order an iPhone X early Friday only to find the company’s financial partner, Citizens One, was unable to process loan applications. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

Apple reportedly working to offer ‘premium TV’ streaming bundle

Although its original efforts are believed to have failed, Apple isn’t giving up on its goal to sell a streaming TV bundle. According to a new report from Recode, Apple is currently working towards selling consumers a “premium TV bundle” consisting of HBO, Showtime, and Starz. more… Filed under: Apple 9to5Mac

AirPods vs. Powerbeats3: Which Apple W1 headphones are better for working out and exercising?

Apple now has four pairs of headphones on the market with its proprietary W1 wireless chip, allowing for simpler Bluetooth pairing and better connectivity. But only two of those headphones are really well suited for workouts: Apple’s AirPods and the Powerbeats3. AppleInsider helps you decide which pair is right for you. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

Apple said to be working on wireless charging solution with Broadcom, may not launch until 2018

A lot has been made about what sort of wireless charging system the iPhone 8 will feature, but according to JPMorgan analyst Harlan Sur, Apple has been working with Broadcom on a new customized solution. As noted by CNBC, Sur says that Apple has been working on the solution with Broadcom for some two years. more… […]