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February 13, 2017

iPhone 8 to have battery capacity of 5.5″ iPhone in 4.7″ body with OLED display

OLED iPhone 8 to have significantly larger battery

A note was obtained by MacRumors from KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo where he mentioned the iPhone 8 will use a more expensive stacked logic board design to allow Apple to use a 2,700mAh battery (comparable to the 5.5″ Plus models) in a 4.7″ form factor.

Stacked SLP

The stacked logic board design creates more space inside the iPhone, allowing Apple to fit a higher capacity battery in the same space as the previous iPhones.

OLED displays are more energy efficient than LCD displays as they do not require a backlight, this will lead to huge gains in battery life but at a [...]

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November 3, 2016

The new MacBook Pro – What you need to know

The long awaited refresh to Apple’s iconic line of powerful, high-end laptops is finally here. This time there are 3 variants and while two of them feature the star of the show, the third hints at the extinction of the MacBook Air. While the new MacBook Pro puts a lot on the table, some sought after features have also been removed in the pursuit of aesthetics and consistency.

Touch Bar

The standout feature for this year’s MacBook Pro is the Touch Bar, a touch-screen strip that lies between the keyboard and the display. Apple sacrificed the top row of function keys, including the power and escape keys for the sake of a more digital interface. This [...]

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February 18, 2016

Apple Refuses US Order Against Encryption

Apple’s CEO Tim Cook, released an open letter to its customers explaining that the FBI and the US government were ordering them to include a security hole in the future iOS updates with the objective of preventing terrorism. According to Apple this could potentially lead to hackers finding the backdoor and compromising users’ security.

The US government’s initiative was proposed to Apple after the San Bernardino terrorism incident in December when Apple cooperated with the FBI providing them with data and information to resolve the case. As Apple noted, the FBI, instead of asking Congress to pass legislation resolving the encryption fight, has proposed what appears to be a [...]

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February 14, 2016

Don’t follow this iPhone “guide”

Don’t set your iPhone’s date to 1970

Recently, a post on Reddit detailed a new iPhone bug that bricks any 64-bit iOS device when its date is set it January 1 1970. Since this post, many news outlets have written articles about this bug and it didn’t take long until there were “guides” that tricked users into bricking their iPhone.

 

The devices affected are: iPhone 5S, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 4, iPad Air, iPad Air 2.

Currently the only fix involves temporarily disconnecting the battery by opening the phone or letting the battery drain (this can take a [...]

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