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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...
According to a new report, Apple AirTags are still being used in a high number of stalking incidents across the country. The report included police reports from some of the country’s largest police departments over an eight-month period. An AirTag is designed to locate a user’s lost items and costs a mere $29. You... Read more...
Apple issued an update yesterday for iOS 15.4.1 that aims to address a battery drain issue many users reported having following the release of iOS 15.4 a couple of weeks ago. The update also includes support for iPad supported tablets, with updates for watchOS and macOS Monterey also being released. They also include... Read more...
So you've been sifting through the Facebook Marketplace or eBay, trying to find yourself a shiny new iPhone. You finally come across one and can't believe the deal you're getting! You receive the device in the mail and find out something's wrong. It could be anything, so you decide to take it to an authorized repair... Read more...
Earlier this month, Apple held its Peek Performance event, during which the company announced the third-generation iPhone SE, featuring 5G capability and Apple’s latest system on a chip (SoC), the A15 Bionic. The iPhone SE is Apple’s budget phone offering, which packs updated internals while adhering to the design of... Read more...
Apple is said to be looking into creating a hardware subscription service for its iPhone and other devices, much like paying a monthly subscription for an app. It would come at a time when the cost of smartphones and other electronic devices continue to rise. Apple is no stranger to subscription services. It... Read more...
Last week Apple released its latest iOS update and many iPhone users noticing decreased battery life. The update, iOS 15.4, aimed to fix some known issues while adding a few new features to Apple devices. Apple included a feature in iOS 15.4, which gives users the ability to unlock their phones while wearing a face... Read more...
In an effort to reduce its carbon footprint, Apple no longer bundles earbuds and chargers with its iPhone devices, a decision it made in late 2020 with the launch of the iPhone 12. Also in doing so, Apple may have saved billions of dollars in the past year and a half, through a combination of reduced shipping costs... Read more...
Apple has, for years, been a thorn in the side of right-to-repair activists and many consumers as well, that want the ability to fix their iPhones at a repair center of their choice. A recent announcement by Apple, however, may slightly change some of that headache for repair enthusiasts. The ability to swap out... Read more...
Apple has fessed up to a bug introduced in iOS 15 that, for some iPhone users, was not respecting their wishes to opt out of sharing voice recordings to strengthen Siri, the built-in digital assistant. Fortunately this privacy bug was stomped out with the release of iOS 15.2, so be sure your iPhone is updated (the... Read more...
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