Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones News - Page 1
Epic Games has revealed email chains that show Apple officials decided to not to tell iPhone users of the biggest iOS compromise to date.
The mass hacking of iPhone users can be traced back to the iPhone 6S launch. Cybersecurity researchers identified 40 malicious "XCodeGhost" apps on the App Store, a number that soon increased to a staggering 4,000 malicious apps. All of these apps contained code that added the infected iPhone to a botnet that was then stealing information from the user. The malware appeared as Apple's own app development tool, "Xcode," and was covertly added infectious code into apps being created.
Epic Games dropped the evidence of Apple choosing not to tell 128 million infected iPhone users about the hack in court. App Store VP Matthew Fischer wrote, referring to Apple Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing Greg Joswiak and Apple PR people Tom Neumayr and Christine Monaghan, "Joz, Tom, and Christine-due to the large number of customers potentially affected, do we want to send an email to all of them?" The email was never sent out to users.
Apple unveiled its new 2021 iPad Pro in both 11-inch and 12.9-inch display sizes, with the larger 12.9-inch iPad Pro packing a new mini-LED display, 5G connectivity, Apple's in-house M1 processor... aaaand now it's not going to be shipping until mid-July.
Apple has changed the delivery time for its larger 12.9-inch iPad Pro, with Bloomberg noticing the changes of the shipping dates to somewhere between June 24 to July 8 in the US. This is for most versions of Apple's new 12.9-inch iPad Pro in its varying storage amounts.
If you want to get the new 12.9-inch iPad Pro any sooner then you'll have to spend big bucks getting the 2TB model, but it won't come with 5G (which I don't think most people would use for the most part, as they can always tether their mobile connection to the iPad Pro). Still, it's a little while to wait if you've been hyped about the new iPad Pro.
Apple is ramping up into its next-gen iPhone 13 family of smartphones while Samsung is building out its new range of Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3 foldable smartphones, with Apple setting its sights on 120Hz OLED displays for its two higher-end iPhone 13 handsets.
Samsung is reportedly supplying Apple with around 110 million OLED displays for both its current-gen iPhone 12, and next-gen iPhone 13 lineups. LG Display and BOE will supply a small number of OLED displays to Apple for its iPhones, but it will be Samsung that will exclusively provide Apple with 120Hz OLED LTPO panels for the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max smartphones.
Apple will be using multiple Samsung-made parts in its new iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max, with the direct competitor of the company supplying rigid flexible printed circuit boards (RFPCB) with the regular iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini using multiplex FPCB. RFPCB has benefits in that it can be both rigid, and folded -- paving the way for that foldable iPhone coming in 2023.
Samsung has been killing it in the foldable smartphone market where it is the clear leader, but Apple isn't going to be sitting on its iHands and waiting... a foldable iPhone is coming and we should see it in 2023.
The news is coming from Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo in a note to investors that was seen by MacRumors, with Kuo explaining that they forecast Apple to launch its foldable iPhone with an 8-inch QHD+ flexible OLED display in 2023. Kuo predicts that Apple will ship somewhere between 15-20 million foldable iPhones in 2023.
Kuo said that next-gen foldable smartphones will be "must-have" product lines for not just Apple and Samsung, but all major smartphone brands of today and tomorrow. Foldable smartphones will be the next big "super replacement cycle" for high-end smartphones in the coming years.
Samsung's next-gen Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3 foldable smartphones will reportedly be launching in July 2021, but new rumors now suggest the Galaxy Z Fold 3 will sport an under-display camera.
If the rumors are true then this would be the first Samsung product to have a flashy new under-display camera, with the leaks coming from some very low-quality images shared online. The promotional images from Samsung's new Galaxy Z Fold 3 foldable smartphone have it teasing internally as the "first foldable with Under Display Camera".
Not only that, but the internal Samsung marketing material for the new Galaxy Z Fold 3 smartphone having S-Pen support with the tip not being as fine as previous iterations so that it will not scratch that super-precious foldable display that Samsung will have on the Galaxy Z Fold 3.
Apple's new iPad Pro is a tour-de-force of technology, powered by Apple's new M1 processor, 5G connectivity, and a beautiful Liquid XDR mini-LED display to boot... but don't you dare drop or damage your new 12.9-inch iPad Pro.
Why? Cos it'll cost you $699 to repair it -- where for $100 more you could just buy yourself a new 11-inch iPad Pro. That $699 cost is ballooned out that high for the sole reason that if you don't have AppleCare+ warranty, then you'll be paying an arm and a leg to get your 12.9-inch iPad Pro repaired.
The mini-LED display is the reason Apple is charging a wallet-busting $699 to repair the 12.9-inch 2021 iPad Pro without AppleCare+ but if you do have AppleCare+ then that $699 repair cost drops to just $49. You'll also find yourself with 2 x accidental damage repairs every 12 months, too. You can also split up the AppleCare+ payment with a subscription service at $7.99 per month, which works out to $149 over the course of two years.
Phase one of the Federal Communications Commission's mandatory 10 digit dialing will begin on April 24, and here's what it means for you.
The reason for the 10 digit mandatory dialing is because the FCC is implementing a new 3-digit number, "988". When dialed, 988 will reach the National Suicide Prevention and Mental Health Crisis Lifeline, and is for people that are experiencing a mental crisis or are thinking about committing suicide. Due to many areas already having a 3-digit prefix of 988, the FCC needs to implement 10 digit dialing.
Local area calls that already have 988 as a working prefix will "have to be dialed using all 10-digits of the phone number, even if they are in the same area code", according to DFTCommunications. A local call will require the area code + telephone number (or 1+ area code + telephone number depending on dialing plan). Currently, these calls only require seven digits, but the mandatory change of phase one will begin on April 24.
Apple has finally announced its new 2021 iPad Pro which packs a next-gen mini-LED display, 5G connectivity, and up to 2TB of storage.
The new 2021 iPad Pro is available in two sizes with the 11-inch and 12.9-inch while being new 2021 iPad Pro models in the same family, are very different underneath. The 12.9-inch iPad Pro packs the new mini-LED display, while the smaller 11-inch iPad Pro does NOT have a mini-LED display -- that's a very big difference. If you want the best, you'll need the larger 12.9-inch iPad Pro and you'll pay a premium for it.
The 11-inch Liquid Retina display is an LED-backlit display with IPS technology, a native resolution of 2388 x 1668 with 264 PPI. The bigger and meaner 12.9-inch Liquid Retina XDR display is the star of the show here, with a mini-LED-backlit display with a native resolution of 2732 x 2048 with 264 PPI.
Samsung is rumored to be bringing up the reveal date for its next-gen Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 2 foldable smartphones, where the company could launch them as soon as July.
The latest rumors are coming from South Korean outlet The Elec, which reports that Samsung will unveil the two new foldable smartphones at its Unpacked event in July. We are to expect upgrades across the board, with Samsung using smaller batteries in the new Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 2 over their predecessors.
Rumor has it the new Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 will have a 6.2-inch cover display, and 7.5-inch internal display but overall the phone will be more "compact" through thinner bezels and an under-display selfie camera. Samsung will also have better thermals in the new Galaxy Z Fold 3 smartphone as it is reportedly using its in-house low-temperature polycrystalline oxide (LTPO) thin film transistor (TFT).
Apple is poised to launch its next-gen 2021 iPad Pro in the coming weeks, with the introduction of exciting new Mini LED display technology.
According to new rumors the 2021 iPad Pro will be launched in mid-April, so just a week or so away from now with the Wi-Fi only model launching first and a 5G-capable iPad Pro launching in the weeks after. The new leaks are coming from leaker 'Kang' who says the Wi-Fi only 2021 iPad Pro launches in mid-April, 5G-powered one in the weeks after.
We are to expect Apple's next-gen A14X processor inside of the new 2021 iPad Pro, with the aesthetics and design of the new 2021 iPad Pro expected to be the same as previous-gen iPad Pro models, all of the new goodies will be inside. The new Mini LED display will be the big point here with the 2021 iPad Pro, but we should have camera upgrades, speakers upgrades, slimmer bezels and a few other tweaks like usual from Apple.