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: Twitterati feels the subscription blues, and more

18 May 2021

NewsBytes Briefing: Twitterati feels the subscription blues, and more

Apple has been going after its Big Tech rivals by hurting their ad revenue models, but Twitter is making sure it can weather Apple's impending "adpocalypse".

#DealOfTheDay: iPhone 12 Pro available with benefits worth Rs. 9,000

14 May 2021

#DealOfTheDay: iPhone 12 Pro available with benefits worth Rs. 9,000

If you are looking to switch from Android to iOS or just want to upgrade your existing iPhone to one of the latest models, this deal might interest you.

Rumor suggests Apple is developing a console rivaling Nintendo Switch

12 May 2021

Rumor suggests Apple is developing a console rivaling Nintendo Switch

Apple has long abstained from launching products and software features that would attract gamers to the company's ecosystem. However, if rumors circulating on the Korean forum Clien.net are to be believed, Apple could be in the process of developing a Nintendo Switch rival.

NewsBytes Briefing: WhatsApp masters the art of lying, and more

12 May 2021

NewsBytes Briefing: WhatsApp masters the art of lying, and more

After the public outcry over WhatsApp's ham-handed privacy policy, Facebook was forced to delay the deadline and assure that users won't lose their accounts or functionality.

This is how 2021 MacBook Air will look like

11 May 2021

This is how 2021 MacBook Air will look like

Apple is working on a new-generation MacBook Air which is expected to be launched later this year or early-2022.

Hidden Apple AirTag developer settings found in Find My app

10 May 2021

Hidden Apple AirTag developer settings found in Find My app

A Reddit user who goes by "cyem" inadvertently discovered a hidden "developer mode" on Apple's Find My app for the iPhone 12. The mode allows the tweaking of multiple user interface parameters.

Google Play mimics Apple's App Tracking Transparency with 'safety' section

09 May 2021

Google Play mimics Apple's App Tracking Transparency with 'safety' section

Late last year, Apple introduced privacy labels for its App Store listings. Now, Google has pre-announced its plans to implement something similar.

Apple iPad Pro 12.9-inch model's deliveries delayed by two months

08 May 2021

Apple iPad Pro 12.9-inch model's deliveries delayed by two months

If you are planning to buy the recently-launched M1-powered iPad Pro, chances are you will have to wait for a couple of months to receive the device.

NewsBytes Briefing: IBM creates first 2-nanometer chip, and more

08 May 2021

NewsBytes Briefing: IBM creates first 2-nanometer chip, and more

Those who thought IBM had stopped making processors are in for a surprise as the company claims to have created the world's first 2nm processor.

Apple adopts new way to record serial numbers of iPhones

08 May 2021

Apple adopts new way to record serial numbers of iPhones

Apple's plan to transition to a new randomized serial number system seems to be in action starting with the iPhone 12 Purple edition that was recently launched in multiple countries.

Apple sued over iPhone 6's alleged 'battery explosion'

07 May 2021

Apple sued over iPhone 6's alleged 'battery explosion'

Two years after the iPhone 6's battery exploded in Robert Franklin's face, the Texan man is seeking a class-action suit against Apple for allegedly selling defective batteries and violating the warranty pledge.

NewsBytes Briefing: SpaceX's Starship finally sticks the landing, and more

07 May 2021

NewsBytes Briefing: SpaceX's Starship finally sticks the landing, and more

After numerous flight tests ending up in fiery balls of fire, Elon Musk's SpaceX has finally managed to land a Starship prototype without an incident.

Emails reveal Apple's desperation to prevent Netflix ditching in-app purchases

06 May 2021

Emails reveal Apple's desperation to prevent Netflix ditching in-app purchases

It is well known that Apple charges a 30 percent commission on in-app purchases (IAP) per its App Store policy.

Apple Music might get high-fidelity streaming upgrade in coming weeks

05 May 2021

Apple Music might get high-fidelity streaming upgrade in coming weeks

Apple Music might get high-fidelity audio support in the vein of quality-focused music streaming services such as TIDAL.

This is how iPhone 13 Pro Max will look like

05 May 2021

This is how iPhone 13 Pro Max will look like

YouTuber Lewis Hilsenteger (Unbox Therapy) has shared details of a realistic-looking dummy model of the iPhone 13 Pro Max, giving us a good idea of what to expect from the upcoming Apple flagship.

NewsBytes Briefing: Twitter finally opens up Spaces, and more

05 May 2021

NewsBytes Briefing: Twitter finally opens up Spaces, and more

After beta testing Spaces on minorities and marginalized netizens for a while, Twitter has finally opened up its Clubhouse clone to common folks, provided you happen to have at least 600 followers.

Here's how we designed and 3D printed free AirTag case

04 May 2021

Here's how we designed and 3D printed free AirTag case

The AirTag might be an engineering marvel, but Apple forcing users to spend on mandatory cases left a sour taste in our mouths. That's why we came up with a free AirTag case that you can download and 3D print for free.

Could an upcoming Apple Watch make blood sugar monitoring painless?

03 May 2021

Could an upcoming Apple Watch make blood sugar monitoring painless?

A recent SEC filing by British electronics start-up Rockley Photonics reportedly revealed that Cupertino-based smartphone manufacturer Apple has been its largest customer for the last two years.

Facebook, Instagram iOS apps include notices extolling virtues of app-tracking

03 May 2021

Facebook, Instagram iOS apps include notices extolling virtues of app-tracking

After fielding frontpage newspaper advertisements to influence public opinion against the App Tracking Transparency (ATT) measures introduced in iOS 14.5, Mark Zuckerberg is relaying the same message through the Facebook and Instagram iOS apps.

Apple's upcoming M1 chip's successor has reportedly entered production

30 Apr 2021

Apple's upcoming M1 chip's successor has reportedly entered production

Apple made headlines when it announced a transition from Intel CPUs to its custom-designed processors in 2020. Since then, the M1 chip has featured in devices including the recently launched iPad Pro, 13-inch MacBook Air, and MacBook Pro.

NewsBytes Briefing: Intel should be worried of Apple, and more

29 Apr 2021

NewsBytes Briefing: Intel should be worried of Apple, and more

Even as Apple's new iOS 14.5 wreaks havoc on Facebook's and Google's advertising business model, its custom-designed processors have not only displaced Intel's offerings, but their performance and efficiency threatens the x86 rivals.

Apple Music introduces new feature with 100 city-focused music charts

29 Apr 2021

Apple Music introduces new feature with 100 city-focused music charts

It looks like Apple Music is here to take on other major players in the music streaming industry.

Here's how Apple is going after Facebook, Google's bottomlines

28 Apr 2021

Here's how Apple is going after Facebook, Google's bottomlines

Apple seems committed to upending Facebook's and Google's ad revenue models. The iPhone maker is thinking several steps ahead and preemptively plugging loopholes that could be exploited by its Big Tech rivals.

NewsBytes Briefing: Apple puts Facebook, Google on notice, and more

28 Apr 2021

NewsBytes Briefing: Apple puts Facebook, Google on notice, and more

In January everyone had dismissed Apple CEO Tim Cook's privacy campaign as a PR stunt. We had called it back then that it was no ordinary PR stunt, and Cook was setting up a booby trap to gut rivals Facebook and Google.

Apple releases software updates for iPhone, iPad, macOS, and tvOS

27 Apr 2021

Apple releases software updates for iPhone, iPad, macOS, and tvOS

Cupertino-based tech giant Apple has released software updates for all its major platforms including the iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, Apple TV, and HomePod.

NewsBytes Briefing: App makers are terrified for Apple, and more

24 Apr 2021

NewsBytes Briefing: App makers are terrified for Apple, and more

If you thought the term Big Tech mafia was a hyperbole, think again. App makers told US senators that they are scared of Apple and Google during the ongoing anti-trust dog and pony show.

iOS 15 may pack iPad UI improvements, notification delivery upgrades

23 Apr 2021

iOS 15 may pack iPad UI improvements, notification delivery upgrades

Following Apple's Spring Loaded event, it's almost certain that the company will announce its newest iOS 15 and the equivalent iPadOS 15 at the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) usually held in June.

NewsBytes Briefing: Hackers blackmail Apple with repair schematics, and more

23 Apr 2021

NewsBytes Briefing: Hackers blackmail Apple with repair schematics, and more

Apple has been fleecing customers with exorbitant repair charges and planned obsolescence, but now a hacker collective called REvil has turned the tables on it.

Here's a round-up of Apple AirTag accessories you'll eventually need

22 Apr 2021

Here's a round-up of Apple AirTag accessories you'll eventually need

Following months of anticipation, Apple finally announced its coin-shaped object trackers dubbed AirTag at the company's Spring Loaded event on April 20.

Hackers leak Apple iMac, unreleased MacBook schematics, demand $50 million

22 Apr 2021

Hackers leak Apple iMac, unreleased MacBook schematics, demand $50 million

After Facebook, it's Apple's tryst with cybercrime after it was targeted in a $50 million ransomware attack. Hackers have got their hands on a cache of engineering schematics for a number of Apple products by targeting the company's Taiwanese supplier.

NewsBytes Briefing: Facebook promotes cybercriminals targeting its userbase, and more

22 Apr 2021

NewsBytes Briefing: Facebook promotes cybercriminals targeting its userbase, and more

Facebook's recent string of security snafus aren't mere coincidences, but a symptom of what's turning out to be systemic security lapses. Case in point: Facebook Messenger users in 84 countries face serious phishing threats.

Apple unveils iPad Pro with notebook-grade M1 chip, mini-LED display

21 Apr 2021

Apple unveils iPad Pro with notebook-grade M1 chip, mini-LED display

At its Spring Loaded event, Apple launched a variety of computing hardware including its latest generation iPad Pro powered by the same M1 chip that can be found in its notebook-form siblings such as the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro.

Apple Spring Loaded Event roundup: Here's everything Apple announced

21 Apr 2021

Apple Spring Loaded Event roundup: Here's everything Apple announced

Apple finally held its first event of the year. As expected, the iPhone 13 received no mention, but the company unveiled new iMac and iPad Pro upgraded with its M1 chipset, in addition to AirTag and Apple Card.

Apple's Find My app can now locate non-Apple products too

20 Apr 2021

Apple's Find My app can now locate non-Apple products too

Tech giant Apple has recently announced that the Find My app and its underlying Find My network will expand to include third-party accessories and products.

Every important upcoming iOS 15 feature you should know about

19 Apr 2021

Every important upcoming iOS 15 feature you should know about

Apple hasn't yet released iOS version 14.5, but with the company's Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) likely to be held in June, now is a good time to round up all the important features rumored to be a part of the upcoming iOS 15.

Apple's 'Spring Loaded' event confirmed for April 20

14 Apr 2021

Apple's 'Spring Loaded' event confirmed for April 20

Apple has announced an event for April 20 at 10:00 AM PDT (10:30 PM IST). This will be the brand's first major event for 2021.

NewsBytes Briefing: Your WhatsApp account isn't safe anymore, and more

14 Apr 2021

NewsBytes Briefing: Your WhatsApp account isn't safe anymore, and more

Another day, another colossal security bungle from the good folks at Facebook. If two separate data leaks weren't bad enough, it was revealed that anyone who knows your phone number can nuke your WhatsApp account.

US official calls Tim Cook's voting on iPhone suggestion 'preposterous'

10 Apr 2021

US official calls Tim Cook's voting on iPhone suggestion 'preposterous'

Ohio's Secretary of State, Frank LaRose, called Apple's CEO Tim Cook's idea of voting on the iPhone "preposterous."

iPhone 12 leads the top-10 bestselling smartphones' list globally

10 Apr 2021

iPhone 12 leads the top-10 bestselling smartphones' list globally

In a remarkable achievement, iPhone 12 has reserved the top space in the bestselling smartphones' list globally for the month of January 2021, according to Counterpoint.

Apple kept iMessage from Android to lock users within iOS

10 Apr 2021

Apple kept iMessage from Android to lock users within iOS

Apple's high-level executives have admitted that the company could have made iMessage available on Android but it instead chose to trap users in the iOS walled garden.