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Apple’s next generation mobile processor goes into mass production

Bloomberg reports that Apple’s manufacturing partner, TSMC has started the mass production of the next generation A12 mobile processors for the three new iPhone models launching later this year. Citing information from its sources, Bloomberg claims that the A12 chip will be based on a 7nm design which is smaller, faster and more efficient than…

Apple Music hits 38 million paid subscribers

Apple Inc’s streaming music service now has 38 million paid subscribers, up from 36 million in February, the company said on March 12. Apple is locked in race for subscribers with Amazon.com Inc, Alphabet Inc’s Google and others as streaming music becomes the dominant form of paid music consumption. Apple’s number compares to 71 million…

Apple will now replace out-of-warranty iPhone batteries for US$29

Apple apologized today for its handling of a battery issue affecting older iPhones, and offered to replace aging batteries for just US$29 (~RM117), dramatically less than the US$79 fee it would typically charge. The replacement service will be available worldwide, starting in January and continuing until December 2018. Apple will also be including a new feature in the next iOS update…

You can now learn Chinese on iOS via an AI-powered app developed by Microsoft

If you have the interest in picking up Chinese and own an iOS device you might want to look up the Microsoft Learn Chinese app, which is AI-powered. The app basically lets users hone their Chinese language skills without having to practice with another person, and as well all know, It is extremely difficult for…

Shazam has been acquired by Apple

Apple recently confirmed that it had acquired music-identifying app Shazam. In a statement, Apple said that Shazam and Apple Music are naturally compatible, and there are fascinating plans in store. Apple did not reveal the acquisition amount, although TechCrunch reports that the agreement was in the range of USD 400 million (~RM1.63 billion). Snapchat and…

Rumor: Apple to use faster circuit board technology for the Apple Watch and Mac in 2018

Faster and more versatile circuit boards might be coming to the Apple Watch and Mac next year. KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo shared in his latest investor note that Apple is working with manufacturer Career on integrating the new, flexible circuit boards used by the iPhone 8 and iPhone X into…

Apple Pay Cash launches to iPhone users in US

Apple Pay Cash has started to be rolled out in the US, allowing iOS users to send payments directly through iMessage. The solution was announced in June 2017, the company adding ahead of iOS’s launch that the feature would be available this fall with an update to iOS 11 and watchOS…

Apple buys NZ-based wireless charging firm PowerbyProxi

We know Apple hates wires. It hates wires so much that its iPhones now do not have a 3.5mm audio jack.   For Apple, wireless is the way forward, and while many things can be done wirelessly today – wireless music, wireless file sharing –  wireless charging is still a problem. Sure, you…

Rumor: Apple to release new iPad Pro with Face ID and Apple Pencil next year

  Weeks after KGI Securities analyst Ming Chi-Kuo predicted that future iPad Pro models would come with Face ID, Bloomberg followed up with a similar report with more details on what to expect next year.   According to Bloomberg, Apple is working on a new, high-end iPad Pro model with Face ID. The inclusion…

Apple: Here are the top 10 emoji used in the U.S.

Apple recently published an overview of its differential privacy technology on macOS Sierra and iOS 10 or later, which includes an interesting chart on the top 10 emoji used by U.S. English speakers.   While there are no concrete numbers, it is obvious that the ‘Face with Tears of Joy’ is the…