Apple has held preliminary discussions with four unnamed suppliers of LiDAR sensors for self-driving vehicles. That might indicate that the Cupertino giant has rebooted its self-driving hardware, code-named Project Titan, although the sensors could also be for the vehicles used in the company's in-house shuttle service for employees.
WhatsApp recently brought an optional feature for locking your chats with Face ID or Touch ID, requiring a positive biometric scan to unlock the app, but it can be bypassed through iOS's system-wide Share sheets. Facebook is aware of the problem and has promised a prompt fix.
Keeping true to its promise, Apple will compensate 14-year-old Grant Thompson who figured out that the sketchy eavesdropping flaw in the group FaceTime feature existed.
In December, Bloomberg said Apple could release a 5G iPhone in 2020. While chip maker Intel already has a 5G modem suitable for the Apple smartphone, Apple has now doubled-down on in-house modem development by restructuring some of its hardware teams.
Reuters has reportedly learned that Apple is most likely to begin assembling flagship iPhone models in India sometime in 2019. According to the report, Apple's primary contract manufacturer Foxconn will invest 25 billion Indian rupees, which works out to about $356 million, to expand its plant in Sriperumbudur town in the southern state of Tamil Nadu.
Even though Apple has not officially confirmed that the latest iOS 12.1.2 update does pack in fixes for a pair of Qualcomm software patents that were supposed to remove any infringing functionality, Qualcomm told Reuters yesterday that the Cupertino firm remains in violation of a Chinese court’s orders to stop selling iPhone 6s through iPhone X in the country.
Even though Apple added a toggle to iOS which disables the controversial CPU throttling and offered consumers discounted battery replacements, the Italian watchdog has fined the Cupertino technology giant ten million euros, which works out to about $11.4 million bucks, over using software updates to slow down iPhones and push people into buying new models.
That massive 6.5-inch OLED panel adorning a 256-gigabyte edition of the new iPhone XS Max amounts to nearly one-fifth of the phone's total bill of materials, according to estimates by TechInsights in their teardown of the handset.
Apple has confirmed acquiring a Longmont, Colorado-based startup, named Akonia Holographics, that specializes in making “vibrant” lenses for augmented reality (AR) glasses. The purchase price and date are unknown. The deal is yet another indication that the Cupertino tech giant has been developing an AR headset of its own.
Apple's acquisition of the British music identification service Shazam should be approved by the European Commission antitrust regulators after all, a new report has alleged.
California-based chipmaker DSP Group today confirmed it's partnered up with Amazon on a low-power Alexa chip that's smaller than a 10-cent coin, which third-party vendors will be able to take advantage of to embed the smart assistant in their own portable accessories.
A report alleged Apple had decided to adopt OLED display panels across all three new iPhone models due next year even though several analysts said such a transition wasn’t likely.