A trio of characters contained in a simple text message -- that is all it takes to deactivate (thankfully temporarily) an iPhone unit. This was revealed as much by an online hacker recently (via the YouTube channel EverythingApplePro). So which characters exactly will cause pandemonium on Apple’s smartphones? They include a white flag emoji, a “0” and a rainbow emoji.
According to a report recently published by Taiwan based news website Digitimes, this year’s upcoming iPhone 8 could be equipped with a full glass front and rear side flanking a center frame made of metal.
Here is some good news for iOS mobile users, especially those who already own the headphone jack-less iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus and are looking to get hold of wireless earphones -- Apple’s AirPods are made available to order from the tech giant’s Online Store.
More than a year ago, Netflix had decided to include an in-app subscription feature in its app for iOS powered mobile devices, and that move might have contributed immensely in its growing popularity ever since. Indeed during the last month, the app had reached the Top Grossing chart for the first time, landing at number nine. Recently, Netflix’s app adds another reason to celebrate, for it has become the top grossing app for iPhone devices in all of the United States.
Foxconn is known as one of the biggest tech manufacturers in the world, routinely building electronics and components for some of today’s most popular tech brands, including Apple, Hewlett Packard, and Sony, just to name a few. Recently, one of the company’s senior managers has been reportedly hit with charges over stealing and then reselling about 5,700 iPhone devices manufactured from the Foxconn factory.
Yikes. Apple has disclosed that there is a defect in the batteries of certain iPhone 6s units that causes them to shut down all of a sudden. According to the tech giant, the likely affected devices are those iPhone 6s units manufactured between September and October of last year.
The crew behind Mozilla’s Firefox are releasing a new mobile web browser app designed to run on devices powered by Apple’s iOS mobile operating system. More significantly, it emphasizes private and secure Internet surfing as the core of its overall interface experience.
This should be welcome news to Apple fans. The tech giant’s might be releasing its wireless AirPods during the holiday shopping season after all -- at least, as suggested by an updated AirPod listing found in the website of Alza, an official Apple retailer based in the Czech Republic. The listing also mentioned an expected December ship date.
Apple could be in harm’s way if Donald Trump imposes trade tariffs on China, which has become arguably the manufacturing capital of the world. Well, at least according to an editorial published by Global Times. In that editorial, various theories were thrown regarding possible countermoves by China to any trade war happening when the President-Elect takes office.
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