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iPhone could get the accessory that every iPad Pro owner loves

If you’ve been hankering to use the Apple Pencil with your iPhone, you may finally get your wish this year. That’s according to a new report from market intelligence firm TrendForce, which suggests

iPhone manufacturer struggles despite record revenues

With Apple recently hitting a $1 trillion valuation, you’d think it would be a great time to be an Apple supplier. According to new quarterly earnings released by Apple’s long-time manufacturer

Today in Apple history: Tide turns against Apple in war with Microsoft

August 14, 1991: As Apple and Microsoft head to court to battle each other, the tide begins to turn against Cupertino and its claims that Windows unlawfully copies the look and feel of Mac OS. The

Google makes big improvements to Gmail, Google Voice on iOS

Google just rolled out its latest Gmail and Google Voice updates on iOS. Users can look forward to big improvements, particularly in Voice, which now sports a brand new design. iPhone owners even get

Turkish president says country will boycott iPhones

The iPhone is among the U.S. electronic good that could be barred from Turkey as part of a new boycott announced by the country’s president on Tuesday. “If [people currently] have iPhone, there is

Siri Shortcuts can now control your HomeKit devices

Apple’s new Siri Shortcuts app, which is currently being beta tested ahead of a release alongside iOS 12, now comes with limited HomeKit support. Its latest update gives testers the ability to add

Apple is opening its first store in Kyoto, Japan this month

Apple will open a new Apple store location in Kyoto, Japan this month, its first in the city, which is located in the Kansai region of Japan. This will be the ninth Apple Store to be opened in Japan,

Motorola’s next flagship is the most shameful iPhone X clone

Android vendors have been taking inspiration from the iPhone X’s design since Apple unveiled it last fall. That’s why almost every flagship handset hitting the market has an edge-to-edge screen and a

12-inch MacBook shortage hints at impending refresh

A refresh is overdue for Apple’s 12-inch MacBook lineup, and it looks like it could be arriving soon. Availability of the machine has dwindled at one major retailer, which suggests new models —

Apple rolls out new betas for macOS, tvOS and watchOS

Apple might have pulled its latest iOS 12 beta shortly after seeding it, but there are other updates for developers to get their hands on. A seventh beta release is now available for macOS Mojave,

Guess the price of the 2018 iPhone lineup

Apple is probably just a month away from revealing the iPhone 11 and the rumor mill has given us practically all of the info other than a price tag. Last year Apple shocked the public with the price

Apple releases iOS 12 beta 7, then quickly withdraws it

The latest early-release version of iOS 12 was made available to developers today — but it disappeared shortly afterward. This afternoon’s release of iOS 12 beta 7 was met with widespread complaints

Apple secretly urges iOS app makers to add subscriptions

Apple wants developers to stop selling iOS applications and start renting them instead. The reason is simple: this forces users to pay more for software. Apple held a secret meeting in New York City

We may finally know AirPower price

The long-awaited launch of Apple’s AirPower wireless charging pad may coincide with the launch of the 2018 iPhone lineup. Based on a new report out of Asia, Apple engineers are in the debugging phase

This Siri Shortcut will automatically text your commute time to your spouse

This Siri Shortcut will automatically text your spouse and tell them when you'll get home. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Apple pulls Group FaceTime from iOS 12

Group FaceTime, one of the hot new features promised for iOS 12, won’t be available when the operating system debuts this fall. Apple now says it will push back the Group FaceTime launch until later

Ralph Nader tells Apple to give massive profits to the little guys

Apple becoming the world’s first trillion dollar company has put it in the crosshairs of consumer advocates, including Ralph Nader. He heavily criticized the company for a $100 billion stock buyback,

How to enable iPhone Photos extensions

Photos Extensions are little apps that live inside the Photos app. Here's how to enable them. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Another clue that ‘inexpensive’ MacBooks will land soon

One of Apple’s manufacturing partners will enjoy a significant boost in the fourth quarter of 2018 as a result of the company’s new, “inexpensive notebooks.” Quanta Computer has just been overtaken by

iPhone bass guitar cranks up the geek factor

Stig Pedersen’s upgraded “iPhone” does not have a touchscreen. It does, however, have a fingerboard, frets, pickups and two strings. That’s because Pedersen’s iPhone bass is really more of an upgrade