Items tagged with iPhone

While many may want Apple to bring Touch ID back to the iPhone, do not get your hopes up for it to happen anytime soon. A new report says that while the company has been testing ways of adding Touch ID to the iPhone, it is likely not coming in the near future. Apple recently launched its iPhone 14 lineup after... Read more...
Yesterday evening, iPhone users may have been surprised to see multiple push notifications from Apple News containing a racist slur and other obscene language. The notifications were triggered by Fast Company’s Apple News account, prompting Apple News to disable the publication’s news channel. As it turns out, a... Read more...
iOS 16 is just around the corner, and should be available for download on 9/12/2022, and your older Apple device might get the update. Are you, and all of your apps, ready for the update? Through lock screen changes, Wallet updates, and messaging tweaks, Apple is bringing quite a bit to the newest version of iOS... Read more...
Apple's update to its mobile operating system is coming, and much sooner than you think. The newest version, iOS 16, will be released on September 12, 2022. iOS has come a long way since its release in 2007, and Apple is still finding new ways to improve the experience. We'll first go over the rather long list of... Read more...
Apple has unveiled a new generation of iPhones with better cameras, longer battery life, and a "Dynamic Island" instead of a notch. One thing the new phones won't have is RCS messaging support. Apple CEO Tim Cook was asked at Vox Media’s Code 2022 event whether the company would heed Google's calls to adopt the... Read more...
If you are still using an iPhone 5S, 6 or 6 Plus, you have a rare OS update to download. Apple released an update on Wednesday for iOS 12 that patches a security hole already fixed in its newer versions of iOS. It seems older smartphones are getting some love recently, as both Apple and Samsung have released... Read more...
In an emergency, your smartphone can help you far beyond just dialing 9-1-1. Modern smartphones are increasingly including safety features like panic-button style triggers, automated location sharing, and even triggers to record and share video. These features are designed to both help you in the moment and to help... Read more...
Security researcher Michael Horowitz, not to be confused with the current United States Inspector General, has been updating a blog post titled "VPNs on iOS are a scam" ever since May 2022. The rather lengthy post goes into detail about data leaks that occur outside of a VPN tunnel on iOS. The issue was first reported... Read more...
Anyone with an iPhone in their pocket or a Mac on their desk should be hitting that update button today. Apple has announced an emergency patch for iPhones, iPads, and macOS computers, an increasingly common event. The update addresses a pair of zero-day vulnerabilities in Apple's software, meaning they are already... Read more...
Apple efforts to design its own 5G modem hardware in-house "may have failed," setting the stage for Qualcomm to be the sole supplier of 5G chips for next-generation iPhone models that will ship in the second half of next year, according to Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. If that's the case, Qualcomm's future earnings... Read more...
Rumor has it that the upcoming update to the entry-level iPad will include a USB-C charging port, sport the A14 Bionic chip, and support fast 5G connectivity. Being the higher-end variants of the iPad already have USB-C, this would finally give the entire iPad family the universal port. The entry-level iPad has... Read more...
Apple kicked off its WWDC 2022 event today with a prolonged preview of iOS 16, which promises the "biggest update ever to the Lock Screen" and a bevy of other changes. Some of the updates are rather minor, like editing the font on the Lock Screen text. But others are more impactful, such as being able to edit an... Read more...
The popular iPad could be receiving an update along with iPadOS 16 that will make the tablet more like a laptop, and less like a phone. The multitasking interface is supposed to be getting a new design that will make it easier to see what apps are open and switch between them. The iPad has been a very popular... Read more...
Security researchers from the Technical University of Darmstadt in Germany have found that even if an iPhone has been powered off, some segment of its wireless connectivity remain active in the device. Most notable is Bluetooth, though NFC and Ultra-Wide-Band both may remain active as well. Through the Bluetooth... Read more...
NVIDIA's GeForce NOW cloud streaming service added Fortnite today to its already large library of games it supports. The full launch removes the waitlist that existed prior to today, and enables all current and new members with the opportunity to stream the extremely popular battle-royale game on both iOS and Android... Read more...
According to an unnamed insider, Apple is currently testing USB-C ports and functionality for a future iPhone model. It has been 15 years since the iPhone burst onto the scene, and every one of them has had a proprietary charger, starting with the old 30-pin for the first generation and later following up with the... Read more...
Do you remember your first portable MP3 player? We're not talking about disc-reading MP3 players either. We're talking about on-the-device storage MP3-file music players. Here at Hot Hardware, most of us are old enough to remember having at least one SD-card-only MP3 players at one point. For most people in the... Read more...
A couple weeks ago, we dug into the iPhone 14 leaks and rumors that have been circulating around the web. While we covered most of the information currently available in that post, there are a couple additional details worth discussing. We recently wrote about how the computer chip shortage seems to show no signs of... Read more...
The answer to the question posed in our headline is...it's complicated. So it goes with many things in life, like an undefined relationship status. That's an apt comparison to Apple announcing that its Self Service Repair program is now available to iPhone owners in the US, because at a glance, there are some things... Read more...
The USB Type-C connector was devised to be the be-all and end-all of external connectivity. Whether it's carrying DisplayPort video signals, Thunderbolt high-speed data transfers, power delivery, or plain old USB, this port can do just about everything. For the most part, device manufacturers have swarmed towards this... Read more...
Apple recently drew attention when it accidentally revealed an upcoming power adapter. However, even without the company inadvertently teasing its own products, plenty of details are reaching the public through leaks. The design and features of the as yet unrevealed iPhone 14 lineup are quite quickly coming into view... Read more...
Leaks are quite common in the mobile device world. Thanks to leakers, we often know the physical design and specifications of a phone before it is officially revealed. However, sometimes companies accidentally reveal product details early through official channels. Apple appears to have done exactly that, then... Read more...
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