Apple

Working on the macOS and iOS operating systems, Apple is the most valuable brand in the world. Founded by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak and Ronald Wayne in 1976, Apple has its company headquarters situated in Cupertino, California. Known for his 'attention to detail' and disruptive mind, Jobs is revered in the technology space, even after his death. As of 2016, Apple's net revenue stands at $215.63 billion.

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NewsBytes Briefing: Apple M1 Macs are dying slowly, and more

25 Feb 2021

NewsBytes Briefing: Apple M1 Macs are dying slowly, and more

If you thought Macs are expensive, wait until you learn how long the new M1 Macs are going to last. Well, not very long as their SSDs are decaying alarmingly quickly.

Apple rumored to replace iPad mini with foldable iPhone

24 Feb 2021

Apple rumored to replace iPad mini with foldable iPhone

Latest report from MyDrivers suggests that Apple might replace the iPad mini with a foldable version of the iPhone. If that didn't sound bizarre enough, this foldable iPhone will also support stylus input.

Apple M1 Mac users report abnormally high SSD usage

24 Feb 2021

Apple M1 Mac users report abnormally high SSD usage

Over the past week, numerous Apple users have tweeted about abnormally high SSD usage on their few-month-old M1 Macs.

NewsBytes Briefing: Facebook shows Australia its merciful side, and more

23 Feb 2021

NewsBytes Briefing: Facebook shows Australia its merciful side, and more

After successfully getting Google to capitulate and pay for news, Australia learned the hard way that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is made of sterner stuff. Facebook's Aussie news ban also wiped out critical resources involving suicide helplines and COVID-19 information channels.

#DealOfTheDay: iPhone 12 mini available with benefits worth Rs. 6,000

23 Feb 2021

#DealOfTheDay: iPhone 12 mini available with benefits worth Rs. 6,000

If you are planning to own an iPhone, this might be a good deal for you. Flipkart is offering the iPhone 12 mini (64GB model) with an instant discount of Rs. 6,000 on EMI transactions via HDFC Bank Debit and Credit Cards.

Leaked AirPods 3 images reveal in-ear design and shorter stem

22 Feb 2021

Leaked AirPods 3 images reveal in-ear design and shorter stem

Late last month, we reported that Apple's next-generation true wireless earphones (AirPods 3) could be launched by mid-2021. On Saturday, Chinese website 52audio leaked an image and some CAD renders showing off the earphones and the charging case.

NewsBytes Briefing: Google keeps firing its ethics researchers

20 Feb 2021

NewsBytes Briefing: Google keeps firing its ethics researchers

Google's former pride and joy, its Ethical AI research team, is turning out to be a PR campaign gone awry. The search giant had hired scientists promising them freedom, but the honeymoon period ended when they began publishing papers critical of Google's own products.

Border conflict with China impacts iPhone production in India

20 Feb 2021

Border conflict with China impacts iPhone production in India

Repercussions of India's geopolitical tensions with its neighbor China are being felt at Apple's iPhone production facilities in India. The South China Morning Post reports that the tensions have limited the issuance of entrance visas to Chinese engineers, which, in turn, is impacting Apple suppliers in the country.

NewsBytes Briefing: Zuckerberg goes full Sopranos on Apple, and more

16 Feb 2021

NewsBytes Briefing: Zuckerberg goes full Sopranos on Apple, and more

Last month, we had predicted how Apple's new-found love for privacy was an act of war and that it would lead to the Silicon Valley equivalent of a gang war.

Zuckerberg tells Facebook employees "to inflict pain" on Apple

16 Feb 2021

Zuckerberg tells Facebook employees "to inflict pain" on Apple

This weekend, a Wall Street Journal report elaborated upon the ongoing rift between Apple CEO Tim Cook and Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg.

Apple will repair faulty Apple Watch batteries free of charge

16 Feb 2021

Apple will repair faulty Apple Watch batteries free of charge

Apple released the watchOS version 7.3.1 update yesterday. It intends to fix a bug affecting, what Apple claims to be, "a very small number" of Apple Watch Series 5 and Apple Watch SE devices.

'Foundation' is Apple TV's answer to 'GoT': Details here

15 Feb 2021

'Foundation' is Apple TV's answer to 'GoT': Details here

Foundation is the latest lion-sized entrant into mainstream sci-fi entertainment, and Apple TV+ is banking its success on this "Autumn 2021" release.

Google Chrome beta for iOS allows locking incognito tabs

15 Feb 2021

Google Chrome beta for iOS allows locking incognito tabs

The latest beta version of the Google Chrome browser for iOS reportedly lets users lock incognito tabs using Touch or Face ID.

Apple Pay users can now make purchases using Bitcoin

14 Feb 2021

Apple Pay users can now make purchases using Bitcoin

It looks like there's no stopping Bitcoin from going mainstream. Everyone's favorite cryptocurrency is now coming to Apple Pay.

NewsBytes Briefing: Facebook is after your vital stats, and more

13 Feb 2021

NewsBytes Briefing: Facebook is after your vital stats, and more

From your political preferences to buying habits, Facebook's spying of its users is comprehensive. However, there's always some scope for improvement.

Apple offers free battery replacement for eligible 2016-17 MacBook Pros

11 Feb 2021

Apple offers free battery replacement for eligible 2016-17 MacBook Pros

Specific MacBook Pro models from 2016 and 2017 were affected by an issue which wouldn't let their battery charge past one percent.

NewsBytes Briefing: Apple pulls a Xiaomi with advertisements, and more

09 Feb 2021

NewsBytes Briefing: Apple pulls a Xiaomi with advertisements, and more

Apple had recently taken great pains to warn us about its evil Big Tech brethren and their evil advertisements. Looks like it forgot to heed its own warnings.

Apple introduces ads in App Store Search tab. Hypocrisy much?

09 Feb 2021

Apple introduces ads in App Store Search tab. Hypocrisy much?

After pontificating about privacy and the menace of tracking ads, Apple is now deploying advertisements in its App Store app.

NewsBytes Briefing: Elon's trying to tell us something, and more

08 Feb 2021

NewsBytes Briefing: Elon's trying to tell us something, and more

The US has printed more money last year than it did in two centuries since its founding. In a totally unrelated incident, the world's billionaires grew richer by $10.5 trillion.

iPhone 12 can deactivate pacemakers, other medical implants

08 Feb 2021

iPhone 12 can deactivate pacemakers, other medical implants

Apple iPhone 12 can seriously interfere with the working of medical devices such as pacemakers and implantable defibrillators.

Hyundai/Kia say they aren't in talks for Apple Car

08 Feb 2021

Hyundai/Kia say they aren't in talks for Apple Car

South Korean automaker Hyundai Motor Co and Kia Corp told Bloomberg on Monday that they are not in talks with Apple Inc. to develop the rumored Apple Car. The news sent Hyundai and Kia shares sliding.

Apple to discontinue iPhone 12 mini's production by Q2 2021

08 Feb 2021

Apple to discontinue iPhone 12 mini's production by Q2 2021

JP Morgan's supply chain analyst William Yang has claimed (via AppleInsider) that Apple will discontinue the production of its iPhone 12 mini handset by Q2 2021.

Massachusetts man accidentally swallows Apple AirPods whilst asleep

07 Feb 2021

Massachusetts man accidentally swallows Apple AirPods whilst asleep

Worcester, Massachusetts resident Bradford Gauthier recently woke up with trouble swallowing, and a missing Apple AirPods. His wife and son jokingly suggested he might have swallowed it.

NewsBytes Briefing: Google learns blackmailing Australia doesn't work, and more

05 Feb 2021

NewsBytes Briefing: Google learns blackmailing Australia doesn't work, and more

They say it doesn't hurt to try, but Google will beg to differ; especially, if that involves blackmailing entire countries.

Apple rumored to be working on a $3,000-worth VR headset

05 Feb 2021

Apple rumored to be working on a $3,000-worth VR headset

As if VR headsets weren't expensive enough, Apple is now rumored to raise the bar even higher. The iPhone maker is expected to launch a $3,000-worth virtual reality headset as early as next year, with a mind-boggling 8K resolution per eye.

Apple rumored to invest $3.6 billion in Kia Motors

04 Feb 2021

Apple rumored to invest $3.6 billion in Kia Motors

Apple is rumored to be planning an investment of $3.6 billion in Hyundai-owned Kia Motors. The deal could be the first step toward producing the Apple Car at Kia's facilities in Georgia.

NewsBytes Briefing: Amazon caught stealing tips from employees, and more

04 Feb 2021

NewsBytes Briefing: Amazon caught stealing tips from employees, and more

Amazon is known to routinely work its employees to death, but it gets worse. The American technology giant has been caught stealing tips from drivers working under the Flex program.

NewsBytes Briefing: Jeff Bezos steps down as CEO, and more

04 Feb 2021

NewsBytes Briefing: Jeff Bezos steps down as CEO, and more

After heading Amazon for more than two decades, Jeff Bezos has stepped down as the CEO to take over as the Executive Chairman.

iPhone SE 3's concept renders leaked; specifications also tipped

02 Feb 2021

iPhone SE 3's concept renders leaked; specifications also tipped

Apple is working on a new affordable handset that could be announced as iPhone SE 3 (or iPhone SE Plus) later this year.

NVIDIA's GeForce NOW cloud gaming service enables M1 Mac support

01 Feb 2021

NVIDIA's GeForce NOW cloud gaming service enables M1 Mac support

Gaming on Macs was pretty much a source of memes for the longest time, but that is about to change with Apple's new M1 chips. NVIDIA's game streaming service GeForce NOW has just added native support for the M1 silicon-based Macs.

iPhone 13 could combine in-display fingerprint sensor with Face ID

31 Jan 2021

iPhone 13 could combine in-display fingerprint sensor with Face ID

Apple continues its trend of being a couple of years behind the curve. After having its Face ID gambit ruined by face masks, the iPhone maker finally seems ready to give in to consumer demand for in-display fingerprint scanning.

Tata Tiago Limited Edition launched at Rs. 5.79 lakh

31 Jan 2021

Tata Tiago Limited Edition launched at Rs. 5.79 lakh

Tata Motors has launched a limited-run model of the Tiago hatchback. It is based on the XT variant of the car and costs Rs. 29,000 more.

Skoda India removes Karoq SUV from its website: Details here

31 Jan 2021

Skoda India removes Karoq SUV from its website: Details here

Ahead of the launch of the Kushaq SUV, Czech automobile manufacturer Skoda has removed the Karoq SUV from its official India website, hinting that it might be discontinued in the country.

Robinhood reportedly sells GameStop shares without permission from traders

29 Jan 2021

Robinhood reportedly sells GameStop shares without permission from traders

Trading app Robinhood on Thursday prevented investors from buying several stocks in order to facilitate short-selling hedge funds in their battle against the working class investors from the WallStreetBets subreddit.

NewsBytes Briefing: GameStop controversy attracts government scrutiny, and more

29 Jan 2021

NewsBytes Briefing: GameStop controversy attracts government scrutiny, and more

The battle between working class Americans and Wall Street billionaires has garnered bipartisan support from both sides of the US Senate.

Ahead of launch, limited-run Tata Tiago hatchback teased

29 Jan 2021

Ahead of launch, limited-run Tata Tiago hatchback teased

Tata Motors has put up a teaser announcing the launch of a limited-run variant of its Tiago hatchback in India tomorrow i.e. January 30.

Ahead of launch, Ferrari Roma makes way to India

29 Jan 2021

Ahead of launch, Ferrari Roma makes way to India

Ahead of its launch in India, two units of the Ferrari Roma have made their way to our shores. While the first one is finished in British Racing Green color, the latter sports Silver paintwork.

Nexon EV gets a second price-hike; new sales milestone reached

29 Jan 2021

Nexon EV gets a second price-hike; new sales milestone reached

Following a second price-hike, the XZ+ and XZ+ LUX variants of the Tata Nexon EV have become costlier by Rs. 15,000.

Apple goes after Facebook, Google with its pro-privacy PR move

29 Jan 2021

Apple goes after Facebook, Google with its pro-privacy PR move

Apple CEO Tim Cook made a commitment to privacy while speaking at the Computers, Privacy, and Data Protection conference.

Mahindra XUV300 is now the safest car in South Africa

29 Jan 2021

Mahindra XUV300 is now the safest car in South Africa

The Mahindra XUV300 has become the first car in South Africa to be awarded a 5-star safety rating by the Global NCAP. To recall, the model received a similar rating from the agency in India last year.