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Ten years of the iPhone: The device that started smartphones

The iPhone reached its tenth birthday this week, a milestone not just for Apple but the history of consumer technology. Since its launch, over one billion handsets have been sold, giving rise to millions of apps and a new generation of mobile-based media.

Op-Ed: iPhone celebrates 10 year anniversary

Today marks the ten year anniversary of Steve Jobs' unveiling of the iPhone. Ten years on, the iPhone is undeniably one of the most important pieces of consumer technology out there.

Tim Cook and other execs took a pay cut for missing targets

Apple CEO Tim Cook and other top executives at the company were paid less in 2016 for missing performance targets, Apple disclosed on Friday.

Super Mario comes to the iPhone

Tokyo - The iconic video game character Super Mario is to make his debut on Apple products, with 'Super Mario Run' to be made available to iPhone and iPad users.

Apple investigating reports of more iPhone 6s battery issues

Apple has admitted it's looking into reports that more iPhone 6s models are abruptly turning off. It recently started a battery replacement scheme for a "very small number" of phones with a manufacturing issue. The problem now seems to be more widespread.

Apple says iPhone 6s battery problems caused by 'air'

Apple has blamed too much air exposure for causing the battery issues and random shutdowns experienced by some iPhone 6s owners. The company has already initiated a replacement program for affected handsets, admitting there's a manufacturing flaw.

Apple accused of intentionally slowing down Verizon's iPhone 7

Apple is deliberately throttling the iPhone 7's performance on Verizon's network so it matches the AT&T version, according to recent reports. The two versions of the handset have different modems inside, one of which is dramatically faster than the other.

iPhone users beware: Five second video brings handsets to a halt

iPhone users have been warned against opening links to MP4 files being sent in messaging threads and emails. Opening the video brings an iPhone to a complete standstill, leaving it unusable until rebooted. It's thought the file may be corrupt.

Apple announces iPhone 6s battery replacement program

Apple has announced it is offering free battery replacements to a small number of iPhone 6s owners whose handsets could "unexpectedly shut down" during use. The company advised affected customers that the problem does not pose a safety risk.

Apple admits 'Touch Disease' is real, blames users for damage

Several months after the iPhone 6's "touch disease" problem first hit the headlines, Apple has acknowledged that the touchscreens on some phones may stop working. However, it is blaming users for dropping the handsets and will be charging for repairs.

Report: Apple planning three new iPhone 8 versions for 2017

Apple is planning to release three versions of the iPhone 8 next year, according to a credible report. Apple will use a new OLED display on one of the models and offer two alternatives with its current LCD panel. It's possible there will be three sizes.

You can now 'unsend' emails with Gmail for iOS

Google has announced the most substantial update to its Gmail app for iOS in four years. The overhaul includes a freshened interface, faster search and an "undo send" button that lets you pull email back while it's still sending to the recipient.

'Secret' one-handed keyboard found hidden in iPhone's software

A one-handed keyboard mode has been found inside Apple's iOS. It has been lurking unseen since at least 2014 and is not publicly accessible. If activated, it could make typing significantly easier on Apple's current large-screen iPhones.

Budget iPhone 7 'eight times slower' than pricier high-end models

Tests have revealed that the cheapest model of Apple's iPhone 7 is as much as eight times slower than the more expensive versions when running some performance benchmarks. It's down to Apple's use of slower storage modules in the low-end phone.

Study reveals how shockingly awful the iPhone 7's battery life is

A study by UK consumer rights group Which? has crowned the iPhone 7 the worst performing flagship smartphone in terms of overall battery life. Apple's emphasis on thin design has led to compromises in battery capacity, leading to under a day's runtime.

Viral video claims to reveal iPhone 7's 'secret' headphone jack

A prank video that claims to reveal how to expose the iPhone 7's "secret headphone port" has gone viral, attracting over 10 million views. Some owners appear to have been tricked into drilling 3.5mm holes into the bottom of their $649 phones.

Apple working on fix for broken iPhone 7 EarPods buttons

Apple's iPhone 7 comes without a headphone jack, giving owners the choice of wired or Lightning headphones. The company's own EarPods supplied in the box are causing problems though, with the company admitting there's a bug in the remote control.

iPhone 7 owners complain about annoying 'hissing noise'

The iPhone 7 has only been available for a few days but an issue's already been discovered. Growing numbers of users are reporting an audible "hissing noise" can be heard inside the case. The problem's believed to be caused by poorly-damped coil noise.

What the Internet is saying about the new iPhone and Apple Watch

Apple unveiled its new software and hardware products at an event in San Francisco on Wednesday. The highlights were definitely the new iPhone 7 and the Apple Watch Series 2. The Internet was abuzz with reactions to the new products.

Apple is now being sued over iPhone 'Touch Disease'

Last week, news broke that scores of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus handsets are turning up at repair shops with a new hardware defect dubbed "Touch Disease." It leaves the handset's display unusable. Apple is now being sued by a group of consumers.

iPhone users urged to update after 'unprecedented' spyware found

Apple has released a critical security update for iOS that contains patches for three of the most serious flaws ever discovered in the software. A successful exploit has been found in the wild, giving hackers complete access from a single text message.

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.
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