Apple is Adding World Cup Content to Siri, the App Store, Apple News, and More

We’re now just a few days away from the World Cup, and Apple has announced that it has made it easier to follow along with the action using its devices and services. Siri, iBooks and Apple News have all been updated with new content for the big event.

Apple releases second betas of iOS 11.4.1, macOS 10.13.6, and tvOS 11.4.1

Apple has a lot of beta software out there getting tested, from the immediate followup to iOS 11.4 and looking beyond to iOS 12. Today, though, it has its sights set on the beta for the immediate successor to iOS 11.4. Apple has officially seeded the second developer beta for iOS 11.4.1 to registered developers. It can be downloaded and installed as an over-the-air (OTA) update for iOS devices that have been registered, or developers can download the new pre-release software from Apple’s Developer Center directly.

Apple Watch to Adopt Solid State Buttons With Haptic Feedback

Apple Watch could soon feature solid state buttons that don’t move up and down. Instead, it will sense the touch of a finger. Despite this change, the button configuration found on the wearable device will remain the same, according to Fast Company.

Apple Stops Signing iOS 11.3.1 after the release of Ian Beer's Exploit

Apple has stopped signing iOS 11.3.1 which means that downgrading or restoring to that firmware version is no longer possible. A few days ago we reported to you that iOS 11.3.1 gained jailbreak support thanks to a new tfp0 exploit released by security researcher Ian Beer.

Houdini iOS 11.3.1 Semi-Jailbreak Released

If you follow Abraham Masri (@cheesecakeufo)’s Houdini semi-jailbreak project, then you might be excited to hear that beta 3 has been released this week with support for iOS 11.3.1, all thanks to Ian Bear’s newly-released tfp0 exploit.

Known bugs discovered in iOS 12 beta so far

After opening keynote at WWDC 2018, Apple unveiled iOS 12 beta 1 to the developers and if the initial response to the beta is anything to go by, it seems to be extremely fast even on older iPhones just as Apple had promised during its keynote.

iOS 12 on iPhone and iPad [Video hands on]

Yesterday Apple unveiled the next major software update for its iPhones and iPads: iOS 12. The update brings about a number of new features and improvements, including faster performance, group FaceTime calling with up to 32 people, tons of new stuff for AR and Animoji, and much more.

iOS 12 Compatibility List

Earlier today Apple announced the new iOS 12 which comes with plenty of features and improvements, However, the highlight of the update is that it focuses on performance and stability the most.

iOS 12 Announced with Improved Performance

As expected, Apple has announced iOS 12 at this week’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in San Jose, California. In making the announcement, Apple said iOS 12 will support all of the devices that supported iOS 11. This year’s update is all about adding more stability to the software and offering better performance.

PSA: Jailbreakers should prepare devices for an iOS 11.3.1 jailbreak ASAP

Coolstar has announced that he plans to release Electra iOS 11.3.1 jailbreak that will support all iPhones and iPads including iPhone X. As we reported earlier, he has advised jailbreakers on iOS 11 – iOS 11.1.2 jailbreak to save iOS 11.3.1 blobs so they can restore to iOS 11.3.1 even after Apple stops signing iOS 11.3.1 firmware using the futurerestore tool.

iPhone X Plus Rumored to Have Triple Lens Rear Camera

While most of the rumors pertaining to Apple’s supposed triple-lens iPhone have so far pointed to a late 2019 release at the earliest, a new report alleges that this year’s flagship iPhone—the 6.5-inch iPhone X Plus—would also come outfitted with three rear-facing cameras.

Apple Starts Decorating the McEnery Convention Center Ahead of WWDC 2018

With the 2018 edition of WWDC all set to kick off next week, Apple’s event team has started decorating the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California where the event will be held. Apple is using the WWDC artwork across the entire front of the convention center, with posters containing a similar artwork being used inside the convention center and on flags being hoisted on nearby street lamps.

Apple Seeds Developer Beta 1 of iOS 11.4.1, macOS 10.13.6, tvOS 11.4.1, watchOS 4.3.2

Apple on Wednesday seeded the first betas of iOS 11.4.1, macOS 1013.6, watchOS 4.3.2 and tvOS 11.4.1.Registered developers can download the new betas through Apple’s developer center, or they can install them using each platform’s respective OTA mechanism.

Apple to Use OLED Displays Across Entire 2019 iPhone Lineup

Apple’s rumored triple-lens iPhone, allegedly coming in 2019, may bring 3x optical zoom and advanced 3D sensing via stereoscopic vision, one analyst speculated Tuesday. That’s according to a research note from Deutsche Securities analyst Jialin Lu, mentioned in a Tuesday report from Taiwanese publication Economic Daily News (Google Translate).

iOS 12 May Introduce New NFC Features, Like a Virtual Transit Card

Apple is said to be “making a significant change” to NFC, or near-field communication in iOS 12. In doing so, the wireless protocol, first introduced with the iPhone 6, could move beyond Apple Pay payments, according to The Information.

Samsung Ordered to Pay Apple $539 Million for Infringing iPhone Patents

A jury has told Samsung it must pay Apple $539 million for infringing on three design patents with Android phones sold between 2010 and 2011. The unanimous decision was made in U.S. District Court, Northern District of California in San Jose, California. The number is significant because it’s higher than what Apple was likely to get based on past court decisions, according to Bloomberg.

Apple Teams up With Volkswagen for Driverless Employee Shuttles

Apple’s dream of producing driverless cars has moved forward, but not in the grand way it once hoped. The iPhone maker and Volkswagen are partnering to turn some of the German carmaker’s new T6 Transporter vans into self-driving shuttles for Apple employees. This comes after other carmakers said no to Apple’s loftier automobile goals, according to The New York Times.

Apple Will Live Stream the WWDC 2018 Keynote Address

Apple is going to be providing a live stream of its WWDC keynote address this year. On Tuesday, the company added a new events page to its website with an invitation to “watch the keynote 6/4 at 10am PDT.”

Apple becomes the fourth largest smart speaker brand worldwide

The rumors regarding Apple’s first smart speaker haven’t been great, painting a picture that suggests the device isn’t doing so well in the sales department. According to new research from Strategy Analytics, Amazon shipped 4 million smart speakers during the first quarter of 2018 or an increase of 102 percent year over year. At the same time, Google shipped 2.4 million units, which was a 709 percent increase. Alibaba followed with 700,000 units sold.

Apple Pay Now Available in Ukraine

That's right. It looks like that Apple Pay is making its way to more markets and this time it is available in Ukraine. The revelation is not official from Apple side, but many Apple users from Ukraine who found that they can add MasterCard or Visa credits cards on Apple Pay.
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