Apple planning to cut hiring due to slipping iPhone sales

Apple is looking to cut back on hiring due to slipping iPhone sales, reports Bloomberg. Citing sources familiar with the matter, the outlet’s Mark Gurman says the company plans to reduce hiring for some divisions following weaker-than-anticipated handset sales during the recent quarter.

Next iPhone could feature 10MP front camera and 14MP rear camera

This year’s iPhone may feature significantly upgraded front and rear camera sensors, according to Indian website CompareRaja. In a joint report with prolific smartphone leaker Steve Hemmerstoffer (OnLeaks), the outlet says at least one of the prototype handsets Apple is testing right now has a 10MP front camera, and a 14MP camera on the back.

Next-gen AirPods receive Bluetooth SIG certification

The next model of Apple’s popular AirPods has surpassed another milestone on its way to release. As noted by MySmartPrice, the wireless earbuds have received certification from the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG), essentially giving them the green light to move forward.

iOS 12 lets developers create extensions for reporting unwanted texts and calls as spam

iOS 10 included a CallKit framework that brought a system-wide way for customers to use specialized apps on their iPhone, like Hiya and TrueCaller, that automatically identify and block nuisance calls before the phone even rings. With iOS 12, Apple started allowing developers to write new types of call-blocking extensions that gather information from the user before deciding whether to report or block the number.