Apples fires back at Australian encryption bill

In a seven-page letter to the Australian government, Apple criticized the country’s proposed Access and Assistance Bill 2018. Apple claims, among other complaints, that the legislation raises cybersecurity concerns and give the state power to abuse users’ privacy. Apple stated, “We encourage the government to stand by their stated intention not to weaken encryption or […]

Reigns: Game of Thrones uses Apple’s face recognition to determine trust or deceipt

In the upcoming Reigns: Game of Thrones for iOS, you have to know who to trust. Should you ally yourself with Tyrion Lannister or Daenerys Targaryen? If you happen to have one of the new Apple iPhone X devices — the X, the XS, or the XS Max — you may have a better chance. The face-tracking […]

A dead mall near Apple’s Silicon Valley headquarters is transforming into a $4 billion development

Eric Risberg/AP City officials approved the construction of a $ 4 billion development project just blocks away from Apple Park, the company’s new headquarters. The project was stalled for years due to concerns about congestion, traffic, and declining home values. The approval could set a precedent for future affordable housing proposals, including a $ 29 million initiative in […]

Apple’s $1,000 iPhones are turning it into a luxury brand — and it could lose a whole generation of customers (AAPL)

Apple is increasingly transforming itself into a luxury brand. A year after debuting its first thousand-dollar smartphone, the company replaced it with two more. At the same time, it cut its lowest-priced iPhone. The moves could boost Apple’s near-term revenue and profits. But they could lead to stagnating phone sales and could discourage people from […]

Peter, 96, gets the pip as council won’t empty his green bin with apples in

Peter Jinks, 96, has placed windfall apples in the green bin since it was introduced 10 years ago. But officials say only “grass cuttings and cut-back vegetation” can go in it and residents have to use a domestic waste bin for “windfall fruit”. Outraged Peter, who has an apple tree in his garden, believes he […]

Apple’s colorful new iPhone XR could trigger a long-awaited upgrade cycle (AAPL)

Apple Apple’s announced a new smartphone model Wednesday, the iPhone XR. The new device shares the same basic design as the company’s flagship iPhone XS and many of the same high-end features, but is $ 250 cheaper and comes in an assortment of colors. That combination of price, design, and features could make it popular […]

Here’s everything that happened at Apple’s huge iPhone launch event (AAPL)

Getty CUPERTINO, CALIFORNIA — Apple just launched a bunch of new products, including iPhones and Apple Watches.  Apple invited journalists, Wall Street analysts, and VIPs to the Steve Jobs Theatre on its campus in Cupertino, California, so it can drum up hype for its biggest product launch of the year.  Apple’s launches are a Silicon […]

Apple’s A12 Bionic is the first 7-nanometer smartphone chip

Apple’s new iPhones come with a brand new chip called the A12 Bionic. The company says it’s the industry’s first 7-nanometer chip and contains 6.9 billion transistors. That statement is true, to an extent — it’s the first chip that will be commercially available to the public. Last month, Huawei also announced a 7-nanometer chip […]

Liveblog: All the news from Apple’s “Gather Round” event

Enlarge / The invitation Apple sent to members of the press. (credit: Apple) Liveblog starts in: View Liveblog On September 12, Apple will host a live product announcement event out of the Steve Jobs Theater at its Apple Park campus in Cupertino, California. The company is expected to announce multiple new iPhones and an updated Apple […]