China Subtly Mocks Trump, Says He Should Switch to Huawei Phones

The New York Times published a troubling report yesterday alleging that President Trump uses off-the-shelf iPhones to talk with friends and that both Russian and Chinese spies are listening to Trump’s phone calls to figure out how to manipulate him. But China would like the American president to know that if he’s worried about security, he can always switch to Huawei. Read More >>

Apple’s iOS Will Reportedly Soon Have a Feature That Locks Down USB Data Access After a Week

Apple’s latest move in its ongoing war of words with the FBI, the US National Security Agency, and other intelligence and law enforcement agencies over encryption is a feature that turns off USB data access on locked iOS devices. Read More >>

A Bug in the iOS Camera App’s QR Code Reader Could Send iPhone Users to Malicious Websites

A vulnerability in the way iOS’ camera app handles QR codes could potentially result in users being unknowingly redirected to malicious destinations. Read More >>

How to Tell If Your iPhone Battery Is Screwed and What You Can Do About It

Earlier this week, Apple admitted that it is deliberately throttling the performance of older iPhones running newer versions of iOS, explaining that artificially limiting the speed of those devices was necessary to prevent aging lithium ion batteries from failing. As TechCrunch explained, while users have long suspected the slowdowns were intended to cajole them into upgrading their phones to a newer, more expensive model, Apple says it is just trying to smooth out power draw on the batteries to prevent them from randomly shutting down. Read More >>

Apple Is Testing a Beta Fix to the iOS 11 Control Centre’s Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Switches

iOS 11, the fancy new version of Apple’s OS that shipped just about two months before the launch of its latest line of expensive phones, introduced some changes to Control Centre, its app which streamlines the annoying process of changing settings by putting the most commonly tweaked ones on a single swipe-up menu. One issue? The changes included buttons that appeared to be convenient Wi-Fi and Bluetooth switches, but in reality simply disconnected phones from nearby devices and networks instead of turning the chips off. Read More >>

The iPhone X is Indisputably Better Than the Samsung Galaxy S8… At Breaking

The iPhone X has just come out, and with it comes all the arguments about whether it's actually the best phone. Well I am here to tell you that the iPhone X is indisputably the best phone out there, but only if you're only counting its ability to break. Apparently this phone s very fragile. Read More >>

This £449,344 iPhone Robbery Sounds Like the Craziest Heist Movie

A year-long manhunt ended last weekend, when police arrested a gang of five Romanian stunt thieves near a large collection of Van Gogh paintings in the Netherlands. In their hideout, the cops found £449,344 worth of iPhones that the suspects allegedly lifted off the back of a truck—while it was barrelling down a motorway. Read More >>

iOS 11 Has a Secret Feature That Lets You Stomp Around Cities Like Godzilla

With the introduction of iOS 11 and a development tool called ARKit, Apple is betting that augmented reality could be the next revolutionary feature for smartphones. At the very least, it’s facilitated a secret feature that lets iPhone users pretend they’re giant monsters stomping through a tiny city. Read More >>

Thai Click-Fraud Farm Busted Using Wall of iPhones

Three Chinese citizens were arrested in Thailand on Sunday after a police raid uncovered a massive click-fraud operation of roughly 500 smartphones, mostly iPhones, and an estimated 350,000 SIM cards. The men reportedly admitted to using the phones to inflate the number of clicks on ads in WeChat, China’s largest messaging app. Read More >>

A Band of Thieves Dressed Like Apple Workers Keep Stealing iPhones From NYC Stores

Earlier this year, three individuals stole a total of 67 iPhones from an Upper West Side Apple store. Last week, 19 more iPhones were snatched from a SoHo store. How could these criminals possibly infiltrate the impenetrable security of a retail store run by certifiable geniuses? By dressing like Apple store employees, of course. Read More >>

An iPhone is the Latest Thing to Catch Fire on a Plane

Lithium-ion batteries and aircraft have some bad blood: Boeing’s 787 Dreamliners were grounded three years ago because of battery fires, the Us Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) banned all lithium batteries in hold luggage, and now an innocent iPhone has caused a fire on an Alaska Air flight. Read More >>

This New iPhone is Fake But it Doesn’t Matter Because This is Basically What it Will Look Like Anyway

Have you seen this video of the new 4-inch iPhone SE “spotted in the wild” in China? It’s fake. But it doesn’t matter. Because that’s probably what they’re going to look like anyway. Read More >>

Piers Morgan Doesn’t Really Seem to Understand How iPhones Work

There have been a ton of melodramatic statements made about Apple’s current disagreement with the FBI—many of them from Apple itself! But a tweetstorm from Piers Morgan this evening might take the cake. Read More >>

Report: Apple is Slowing iPhone Production

The iPhone is Apple’s cash cow, pumping out over 60 per cent of its revenue every year. So if Apple’s putting the brakes on iPhone production, implying a slowdown in sales sometime later this year, that could spell disaster for the world’s most valuable corporation. Read More >>