Apple refuses to swap the Lightning connector from iPhones for a USB-C port so a robotics engineering student has created his own USB-C iPhone to prove its feasibility.
It's been a process, but Apple is adopting USB-C as its go-to option for ports on many of its devices. A slow process, but a process nonetheless. But the company is obviously still missing a few important pieces in the puzzle, some of which are the most important components. And the European Union is looking to change that.
Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo at TF International Securities, a financial services group in the Asia-Pacific region, has predicted in a new note to clients seen by MacRumors that Apple will most likely be sticking with the Lightning port on iPhones for the “foreseeable future.”
This year's upcoming iPhone 12 models are widely expected to stick with Apple's proprietary Lightning connector and now a leaker has posted a fresh batch of previously unseen photographs of the new cable showing off its braided fabric design,
My iPhone's battery often finds itself scrambling to catch a charge before I leave for the day, whether it’s an all-day outing or a short trip to the grocery store. In any case, it would be helpful if my iPhone could charge faster than it already does out of the box, and it’s axiomatic that most iPhone users would agree.
On stock devices, users could enable Low Power Mode while charging to juice up their handset’s battery faster, but if you’re jailbroken, then you can take advantage of a far more effective solution that comes in a form of a new and free jailbreak tweak dubbed PowerUp by iOS developers Kurrt and Squiddy.
RGB lighting effects are popular for computer peripherals, especially in the PC gaming community. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Apple doesn’t offer anything of the such for its platforms, and this includes the iPhone and iPad.
If you’re looking to add a touch of RGB to your jailbroken iPhone that isn’t so overpowering that it looks completely gaudy, then you might enjoy a newly released and free jailbreak tweak dubbed rgbBattery by iOS developer jesseb0rn.
The next iPad Air should become the second Apple tablet to swap the company's proprietary Lightning port with the more ubiquitous USB-C protocol. At the same time, the upcoming iPad mini refresh should retain Lightning I/O.
The European Commission has been trying for years to get tech companies to adopt a single, standardized wall charger, but the effort has not gone well.
According to a new research note shared by a Barclays analyst today, Apple could release a completely wireless iPhone model without Lightning — and quite possibly without USB-C or any other form of wired charging for that matter — as soon as next year.
If you’re anything like me, then you’re ecstatic about the release of the checkra1n jailbreak. It’s an exciting development that utilizes @axi0mX’s checkm8 bootrom exploit to facilitate software liberation on handsets ranging from the iPhone 5s to the iPhone X. Moreover, it’s the first public jailbreak to support iOS 13.
But it’s difficult to ignore the elephant in the room here, and that’s the sheer number of public beta testers that have reported challenges getting into DFU mode and jailbreaking, citing common issues such as Error-20 and failure to boot jailbroken.
Chargeasap, a Sydney, Australia startup, recently launched their smart charging solution on Kickstarter. I’ve had a chance to spend some quality hands-on time with it ahead of launch.
The next iPhone models that Apple will probably release in the fall next year should feature smaller notices and have wider antenna bands to support 5G connectivity.