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Op-Ed: Five years in, Tim Cook has proven he's the man to be Apple's CEO

Five years ago today, Tim Cook became the permanent CEO of Apple as co-founder Steve Jobs stood down due to ill health. The news prompted concerns that Apple would never be the same. While the company has changed, it's still the same at heart though.

Growing numbers of iPhones affected by alarming 'Touch Disease'

There are growing reports that a new "Touch Disease" defect is plaguing two-year-old iPhone 6 and 6 Plus devices. It leaves the displays on the handsets flickering and unresponsive, rendering the device unusable. Apple is yet to comment on the issue.

Apple accused of iPhone price-fixing

Apple has been accused by Russia's state competition watchdog of price fixing in relation to its iPhones. The U.S. technology giant refutes the accusation.

Report: The iPhone 7 will have three new features

With the launch of the iPhone 7 only weeks away, Apple is close to finalising the hardware of the new phone. According to a credible new report, it will feature the long-rumoured dual-lens camera, no headphone jack and a capacitive home button.

Apple's Indian smartphone troubles are getting even worse

A new report has revealed the extent of Apple's failure to win over Indian smartphone buyers. Google's Android now holds 97 percent of the market as Apple struggles to win customers over with the iPhone. Most devices sold in India are cheap handsets.

WhatsApp doesn't delete your conversations when you tell it to

A prominent iOS security researcher has discovered WhatsApp retains traces of your conversations even after you delete them in the app. Remnants of the messages remain on your phone, creating a "treasure trove" of data that could restore conversations.

Apple has sold its one billionth iPhone

Apple has sold its one billionth iPhone since its introduction in 2007. Apple CEO Tim Cook revealed the news to staff yesterday, describing the iPhone as a "world-changing" device. It came amid news that sales declined for the second straight quarter.

Hackers can access your iPhone by sending an image in a text

Apple customers are being urged to update their devices after the discovery of a major vulnerability. Attackers could access an iPhone or Mac by sending a specially crafted text message. The method is similar to last year's 'Stagefright' Android bug.

People in China are rioting at KFC locations, shattering iPhones

People are protesting and boycotting KFC locations across China. Following last week's ruling that Beijing had no legal claim in the South China Sea, many Chinese citizens are blaming the US.

Headphone companies optimistic for a future without 3.5mm jack

As Apple prepares to launch the iPhone 7 without a traditional headphone jack, the audio industry is moving to anticipate a future where the humble 3.5mm connector is no more. Many companies are viewing the situation positively.

Apple's iPhone 7 Plus revealed in leak, includes dual-lens camera

Apple is likely to launch its next iPhone within the next two months. With only weeks to go, a new set of images has revealed the iPhone 7 in full, including the new dual-lens camera and smart connector accessory port for the larger Plus variant.

Some iOS beta users are getting locked out of their phones

Some users of Apple's recently-launched iOS 10 public beta are reportedly getting locked out of their Apple ID after enabling two-factor authentication, preventing them from resetting their passwords. The cause is believed to be a server bug.

iPhone 7s coming in 2017: Novelty design or blast from the past?

A brand new redesign of the iPhone keeps all the best features of the previous models intact while looking back at the all-glass body that made the iPhone 4 so popular. That's just one of the rumours circulating around Apple's upcoming 2017 iPhone 7s.

Spotify accuses Apple of using App Store 'weapon' to block update

Apple recently rejected an update to Spotify's iOS app, refusing to approve the new version and preventing it getting to users. Spotify now alleges Apple made the move to stifle competition and hurt its business, increasing the growth of Apple Music.

Man says he invented the iPhone 20 years ago, sues Apple for $10b

A man has filed a lawsuit against Apple alleging the company's iPhone, iPad and iPod products infringe on his designs for an "Electronic Reading Device" created over 20 years ago. He is seeking over $10 billion in damages from the company.

Apple patents tech to disable iPhone cameras at concerts

Apple has been awarded a patent for a technology that could automatically deactivate your iPhone's camera while at a concert or other public event. It would prevent people from inconveniencing others by taking photos and illegal recordings.

The Chinese company that banned iPhone sales 'barely exists'

The Chinese company that recently banned sales of the iPhone 6 in China "barely exists," according to an investigation into Shenzhen Baili Marketing Services. The smartphone company currently has no products available and has closed down its website.

Apple sets a mystery, releases iOS 10 without an encrypted core

Last week, Apple released a developer's preview of iOS 10, the latest update to its ubiquitous mobile operating system. Researchers have since discovered the kernel has been left unencrypted, allowing developers to investigate what lies in the core.

Apple's iPhone 7 to have almost nothing new at all

Multiple reports released today have revealed that Apple plans to do away with its two-year iPhone upgrade cycle. Consumers shouldn't expect any major changes for 2016's "iPhone 7" beyond the controversial removal of the headphone jack.

iPhone 7's innovative dual-lens camera reportedly cancelled

One of the iPhone 7's few headline features has reportedly been cancelled due to "immature" technology. The Plus-sized variant of the upcoming handset was expected to include a dual-lens camera to power new features. It will now use a standard system.

iOS 10 won't let you delete space-wasting stock apps after all

At Apple's WWDC conference this week, the company announced you will be able to remove its stock apps to clear clutter off your home screens. However, it has since emerged that all is not what it seems and apps won't actually be deleted.

Future iPhones may have wraparound glass, augmented reality apps

Apple could be planning to develop an iPhone that features a curved wrap-around display and the ability to run augmented reality apps. The company was awarded a patent for the technology on Tuesday, indicating its interest in the area.

Siri gets smarter in iOS 10, Apple's 'biggest ever' update

Apple has announced iOS 10, the latest version of its iPhone and iPad software. The free update will launch in the fall and includes a heavily upgraded Siri, improvements to the lock screen and notifications and a refreshed suite of preinstalled apps.

Do you use Siri in public? 97% of Americans are too embarrassed

A survey of American iPhone users has found that over 98 percent of all owners have tried out Siri, Apple's preinstalled digital assistant. Of that figure, just 3 percent have done so in public though, with the overwhelming majority too embarrassed.

Tim Cook thought an official iPhone case was a third-party fake

Apple CEO Tim Cook went on a tour of India and China last week, visiting Apple retail stores in local markets to talk to staff. According to reports, Cook ran into trouble on the journey as he identified a genuine iPhone case as "counterfeit."

New AI app for the iPhone gives you an 'intelligent memory'

A new app is seeking to bring artificial intelligence and machine learning to the iPhone, giving you an "intelligent memory" inside your smartphone. Snips has modelled the way humans learn to create an app that sorts and links all your data.

Google's new iPhone keyboard lets you search the web while typing

Google has launched a new keyboard exclusive to Apple's iPhone. The keyboard resembles Apple's default one but includes direct access to Google's search engine and a large selection of GIFs and emoji. It makes it easier to access Google from iOS.

Apple's App Store takes a day off as search feature falls apart

Apple users are reporting widespread problems with the App Store today that are hiding search results for popular apps. Trying to find the official app for major brands does not display the correct results. Apple has confirmed the problem.

Tim Cook promises iPhone innovation 'you can't live without'

Apple suffered its first iPhone sales drop last quarter but it doesn't appear to have shaken CEO Tim Cook. Amid rumours of the iPhone 7 being a potential disappointment, Cook gave an interview insisting Apple is making things you "can't live without."

Apple could tell you when autocorrect destroys a text message

Autocorrect can dramatically speed up typing speed on mobile devices. It's not without its problems though and can insert a wrong correction or autocorrect things that should be left alone. Apple wants to fix that, letting you know when it makes mistakes.
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