iPhone 9 and New iPad Pro on Track for March Launch

A Bloomberg report reiterates what Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo claimed yesterday: the iPhone 9/SE 2 is launching in March despite the coronavirus outbreak. The report does not that Apple plans could still change as factories in China are resuming production slower than anticipated after the extended New Year Holiday due to the coronavirus outbreak. The virus outbreak has affected Apple’s sales negatively in China. The company revised its guidance earlier today saying it will now miss its estimated revenue for Q1 2020 due to the extended shutdown in China. The shutdown has…

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Apple Releases watchOS 6.1.3 for Apple Watch with Bug Fixes

Apple has released a new stable version of watchOS today for all its smartwatches. The watchOS 6.1.3 update brings some critical bug fixes for Apple Watch owners. The Cupertino-based smartwatch maker has released watchOS 6.1.3 to all the Apple Watch users, and the update brings bug fixes and performance improvements. The update fixes a bug that prevented the irregular heart rhythm from being detected and notified to users in Iceland. Apart from this critical bug fix, nothing concrete has been mentioned in the official changelog. The update is compatible with…

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Latest Apple Pencil Patent Details Features like Touch ID, Force Touch, More

Apple has been granted a series of patents by the U.S Patent and Trademark Office. The list of patents includes the one that details new Apple Pencil features like Touch ID, pressure sensors and a haptic feedback sensor on the pencil body. The patent talks about the possibility of Apple Pencil including more different components like biometric readers, orientation detectors, gyroscopes, accelerometers, display, sensor, switch, and buttons. Furthermore, Apple also mentions that Apple Pencil will use one or more than one sensor in order to detect when the tip of…

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Apple Testing Use of Smart Fabric for Future Wearables

Apple has been testing various methods to make its wearable devices easier and more natural to use, be it the use of smart bands or additional sensors. A new patent reveals how the company is testing the use of smart fabrics that could double up as buttons. Similar to various touchscreen-compatible gloves from third-party brands, Apple plans to use a conductive fabric mechanism to make wearable devices more comfortable to wear. One of the recent patents filed by the Cupertino-based company talks about how fabric can be mixed with conductive…

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iOS Software Engineer Calls out Apple for Promoting Its Services like an Adware

A software engineer working at Tumblr claims that Apple’s promotion for its own services is almost like adware. The Tumblr employee, Steve Streza details the same on a blog post and maintains that it is his personal view and not that of his employer. Steve mentions how over the years Apple has built a strong suit of services and add-ons that users need to pay for. The list includes iCloud data, Apple Music, AppleCare extended warranty and the recently launched Apple TV+. The aggressive push seems to be working for…

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Apple AirTags Supply-Chain Ramp Up Hints at Q3 Launch

Reputed Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says that Apple’s supply-chain partner Universal Scientific Industrial will start supplying the SiP for the Ultra Wideband tracking tags a.k.a ‘AirTag‘ in Q2 or Q3 of 2020. By the end of the year, shipments for the SiP are expected to reach tens of millions of units. Universal Scientific Industrial will be the primary supplier of the SiP (System-in-Package) of the AirTags and fulfill around 60% of the total orders. Apple has been widely expected to release the AirTags in the first half of 2020. The…

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Grab 96% Discount on this Amazing Parallels Mac App Bundle and Save Over $1,000

Parallels has announced a massive sale on its premium Mac app bundle that offers up to 96% off and nets one over $1,000+ in savings. As a part of the sale, Parallels is giving 10 popular Mac apps to customers of Parallels Desktop for free. Basically, if you buy Parallels Desktop 15 for $79.99, you will get access to 10 other extremely popular Mac apps for free. The bundle includes the following apps: Parallels Desktop for Mac Parallels Toolbox for Mac and Windows Parallels Access MindManager 12 For Mac 1Password for…

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Chimera Jailbreak for iPadOS 13 Teased

If you own an iPad and feel like you are missing out on all the jailbreaking fun, here’s some news that will cheer you up. Electra team developer CoolStar has posted a screenshot that shows an updated version of Chimera jailbreak for iPadOS 13. If previous tweets of the developer are anything to go by, the updated Chimera jailbreak tool for iPadOS 13 – iPadOS 13.3 will support A9-A11 iPad and iPad Pro variants instead of A12/A13 Bionic devices like Unc0ver. This means that the older 9.7-inch and 10.5-inch iPad…

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Apple Could Hold iPhone 9 Media Event on March 31, Launch on April 3

Apple is expected to hold a media event in late March to announce the iPhone 9, a refreshed MacBook Pro, and some other products. A new report from iPhone-ticker claims that Apple will be holding a media event at the end of March. As per the publication’s sources, Apple will be holding a media event on March 31. Given that the company tends to hold a media event almost every year towards the end of March, this date does seem plausible. The company will announce the iPhone 9/SE 2 at…

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Apple Says It Will Miss Q1 2020 Revenue Target Due to Coronavirus

Apple has updated its financial guidance for the March quarter and announced that it will be missing its revenue estimates for the time period due to the Coronavirus outbreak. The company had announced its financial results for Q4 2019 on January 28 and provided its estimated revenue target for Q1 2020. The company had expected to generate revenue of $85.5 billion and $89.5 billion. However, the Coronavirus outbreak and the extended shutdown in China caused by the virus has affected Apple’s sales negatively and has prompted it to revise its…

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