In the past Apple had used Intel modems in phones for AT&T’s and T-Mobile’s 3G GSM networks, and Qualcomm modems for Verizon and Sprint’s CDMA networks. But Intel’s 7560 modem supports both CDMA and GSM. And 3G networks are on the way out anyway, as carriers convert their networks to full LTE. Verizon no longer requires CDMA support, but Sprint, U.S. Cellular, KDDI in Japan, China Telecom, and a few small operators still do. … [Read more...] about Intel To Supply 70% Of iPhone Modems This Year, 100% In 2019
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Apple is also dismantling the iTunes app in MacOS Catalina, breaking its core features into three separate apps. The Music app will cover many of the functions that iTunes previously offered, including backup and sync for iPhones, iPads, and iPods. A dedicated Podcasts app will let users listen to podcasts and search them based on their transcripts. The TV app will mirror the one that’s currently available on iOS and Apple TV, letting users view their recommendations, Channels subscriptions, and iTunes purchases. … [Read more...] about MacOS Catalina will track down your lost MacBook with other people’s iPhones
However, if Apple has any particular hope, it’s this: Amazon and Google are both invasive with consumer data. These companies track our activity largely with the goal of selling us something at just the right moment. Apple is far more transparent. It’s actively pushing machine learning to the device level by developing an on-device machine learning API and working on a specialized machine learning chip to bring advanced AI to your phone, theoretically, without all your data going to a server, where it might be accessible by the government, advertisers, and more. It’s making cross-device encryption a standard, which means a federal agent who seizes your phone at a border crossing–which happened during the Muslim ban–can’t as easily download its contents and read it all. And most of all, that new HomePod speaker, powered by Siri, will anonymize and encrypt everything you say. That means your private questions are not tied to your … [Read more...] about Why Does Apple Think It Can Get Away With Selling Overpriced Stuff?
But when Apple designs a product, it does so with the promise that it is designed in with the interests of the consumer mind. I use an iPhone not just because it looks good and is easy to use, but because it intrinsically feels like it’s been made for me. The phenomenon is no random accident, but the result of careful, user-centered design. With every button and gesture deployed on my iPhone, Apple is solving problems for me that I may not even know exist. Or at least, it’s trying to. … [Read more...] about The Sneaky Psychology Of Apple Pay–And How It Could Cost You
The potentially more exciting update would be the introduction of long-awaited universal apps that could work seamlessly across Mac OS and iOS (though there’s some debate as to whether this will be announced at WWDC or later this year). Right now, developers have to build apps for both of Apple’s platforms distinctly, and consumers can get sucked into buying apps again and again as a result. After the update, iMacs and Macbooks would literally be able to run iPad apps, and a platform called UXKit will allow developers to design a single piece of software to run cross-platform. Aside from solving a lot of user confusion, this platform agnostic approach to apps could enable developers to be more creative about the interplay of their apps across various screens, and usher in an era where there’s actually some advantage to owning both an iPhone and an iMac. … [Read more...] about Apple’s biggest event of the year is looking unusually quiet