Qualcomm Says Apple’s Claims in $1 Billion Lawsuit Are ‘Baseless’; Company ‘Misrepresented Facts’

Apple on Friday announced it’s suing iPhone modem supplier Qualcomm, which owns many wireless patents, “after years of disagreement over what constitutes a fair and reasonable royalty”. The suit argues Qualcomm withheld nearly $1 billion in payments it owes to Apple as retaliation because Apple cooperated with the Korea Fair Trade Commission. Last month, Korean regulators slapped Qualcomm with a $850 million fine over its patent-licensing practices.

Quickify: Add a Song to Your Spotify Playlist From Control Center or Lock Screen

Spotify users who rock a jailbroken device on iOS 9 are going to love a new free jailbreak tweak called Quickify.

Apple’s New iPads May Not Arrive Until the Second Half of 2017

A trio of new iPads that KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicted for this year may not launch until the second half of 2017, according to supply chain reports cited by trade publication DigiTimes. The new 9.7, 10.5 and 12.9-inch iPads won’t launch before summer because they’re still in the planning stage.

Malwarebytes Discovers ‘Fruitfly’ Malware in macOS That Runs Using ‘Antiquated Code’

Security software development firm Malwarebytes has just exposed what could be the first known case of Mac malware for the year of 2017.

Analyst Claims iPhone 8 Will Come With 5.8-inch OLED Display, Wireless Charging

Apple’s next iPhone is expected to adopt a 5.8-inch wraparound AMOLED display that utilizes a fixed flex screen like Samsung’s ill-fated Galaxy Note 7.

Apple Rumored to Expand iPhone 6s Battery Replacement Program to iPhone 6

According to a rumor by Japanese blog Mac Otakara, Apple may extend its iPhone 6s battery replacement program to iPhone 6 following reports from iPhone 6 owners who claim to have been plagued with the same issues as their iPhone 6s counterparts.

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Probe Details Leak; Blame Internal Design and High-Capacity Battery For Explosions

Official investigation conducted by Samsung Electronics has determined that a faulty battery was the main reason for Note 7 fires, a fiasco which led to a worldwide recall of the handset before the device was fully discontinued, Reuters reported Monday. A person familiar with the matter told the news gathering organization that Samsung should officially announce the results of the investigation next Monday, January 23, a day before the company is scheduled to reveal its fourth-quarter earnings.

Apple and Samsung Dispute Over iPhone Design Reopened

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on Thursday reopened a longstanding patent lawsuit related to Samsung copying the design of the iPhone nearly six years ago, following an order of certiorari from the U.S. Supreme Court, according to court documents filed electronically this week.

Apple Releases Trio of New Ads for AirPods and One for Apple Watch

Apple on Saturday shared four brief television commercials for AirPods on its official YouTube channel, running fifteen seconds long each. The videos showcase some of the key user features of the wireless earphones, like accessing Siri with a double-tap and seamless Bluetooth pairing on Apple gear made possible by the firm’s in-house designed wireless chip, dubbed the W1. Watch the new ads and let us know how you like them in comments.

iOS 10.2 vs iOS 10.2.1 beta 4 [Speed test]

Just yesterday, Apple released iOS 10.2.1 beta 4 to developers and public testers. Compared to iOS 10.2, the .1 release brings about some minor bug fixes and enhancements. But what about performance? Does 10.2.1 bring any major performance improvements to the table?

iPhone 8 Said to Feature IP68-Rated Water Resistance

iPhone 7 files as Apple’s first smartphone with IP67-rated dust and water resistance, but the next iPhone should be even more water resistant. According to The Korea Herald on Friday, unnamed industry sources in the know have stepped forward saying iPhone 8 will feature the IP68 rating protection.

U.S. Appeals Court Revives App Store Monopoly Case

iPhone app purchasers may sue Apple over allegations that it has monopolized the mobile app market by not allowing users to purchase them outside the App Store, reports Reuters. The decision comes from the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, and it revives a long-standing lawsuit regarding Apple’s iPhone app practices.

Apple seeds macOS Sierra 10.12.3 beta 4, iOS 10.2.1

Apple has officially seeded developer beta 4 of iOS 10.2.1. The first developer beta did not have any major forward-facing new additions to the mix. With the minor point upgrade, Apple is focusing on fixing any issues discovered since the public release of iOS 10.2, as well as boosting overall performance.

Creator of Swift and LLVM, Is Leaving Apple to Join Tesla as VP of Autopilot Software

Swift creator Chris Lattner is leaving Apple to take a position as Vice President of Autopilot Software at Tesla. Lattner announced his departure Tuesday on a Swift.org forum, and Tesla published a blog post shortly after welcoming him to the company.

Apple Reportedly Partners with Carl Zeiss To Launch Smart Glasses This Year

Bloomberg recently alleged that Apple is considering a digital glasses gadget for a possible release some time in 2018. In a Facebook post published Tuesday, well-known blogger Robert Scoble claims that the Cupertino firm has partnered with German lens specialist and optical instruments maker Carl Zeiss on the project, which should develop augmented reality optics for the digital glasses.

10 Years Later, the iPhone is Still an Impressive Landmark

Apple on Sunday posted a press release entitled “iPhone at ten: the revolution continues.” The announcement recognizes that it’s been 10 years since Steve Jobs unveiled the original iPhone, and reflects on how far the handset has come.

Apple seeds third beta of iOS 10.2.1, macOS Sierra 10.12.3, watchOS 3.1.3 and tvOS 10.1.1 to developers

Apple has officially seeded developer beta 3 of iOS 10.2.1. The first developer beta did not have any major forward-facing new additions to the mix. With the minor point upgrade, Apple is focusing on fixing any issues discovered since the public release of iOS 10.2, as well as boosting overall performance.

MultiActions: Move and delete apps in bulk

One of the main features that iOS doesn't support is the ability to delete or move many apps at once. iPhone users had to move, delete apps one at a time. Now we've got a new jailbreak tweak called MultiActions, this tweak lets you move and delete apps in bulk.

TSSChecker’s Latest Update Fixes an Issue with iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus

It seems tihmstar has been busy putting right the flaws in his suite of tools; just one week after he revealed that a bug in his .shsh2 saving tool TSSChecker had led to all iPhone 7(+) blobs saved with it being invalid, a new update restores the ability to correctly save blobs on Apple’s most recent flagship device.

Apple Confirms Plan To Open First Retail Store in South Korea

Apple is planning to open a retail store in Seoul, South Korea, reports Reuters. This will be the company’s first official store in the country, which also plays home to the headquarters of Samsung, Apple’s largest competitor in the smartphone space.
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