Woman Claims Water-Resistant iPhone Saved Her Life After Boat Capsize

Apple’s newer iPhone models all feature water-resistance which is great for the accidental drop in the toilet or the swimming pool, but in the latest story, it seems that the iPhone managed to save a woman’s life after her boat had capsized in Japan, where its water-resistant capabilities allowed her to make a call to Japan’s coast guard who ultimately came to rescue them.


Customer Sues Apple Over iPhone’s Notch, Claims To Be Misled

Until companies can find a way to place the smartphone’s earpiece, camera, and front facing camera directly under the screen of the phone itself, the notch design is here to stay. For some this is an unfortunate reality, although many have since gotten used to it or have made peace with it.


Notable Apple Analyst Further Slashes Estimates Of The iPhone XR

Apple’s iPhone XR is meant to represent a version of the iPhone that for the most part, shares some of the high-end features of the iPhone XS and XS Max, but is priced slightly more affordable (relatively). One might think that based on this, it could be a hit amongst customers who’d rather not shell out over $1,000 for the iPhone XS.


Jailbreak App Store Cydia Store Announces Its Shut Down

For the longest time ever, jailbroken iOS devices would source their apps via Cydia which was the official app store for jailbroken iOS devices. Unfortunately it seems that in the future, users who jailbreak their devices will need to start sourcing their apps from elsewhere as Cydia’s creator, Saurik, has announced that the app store will be shutting down.


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New Display Tech Could Make 2019’s iPhones Thinner & Lighter

Apple’s iPhones are already pretty thin, but from what we know about the company, they do seem to love slimming down their products even further. Now it is not expected that 2019’s iPhones will feature a major design overhaul, but it could get thinner, at least according to a report from Korean media outlet ETNews (via Cult of Mac).


Job Listing Hints At Apple’s Plans To Make Their Own Modems

Apple is generally known as a company that largely likes to rely on itself for both hardware and software, which is why they design their own phones, their own chipsets used in their own phones, their own software that runs their phones and their computers, and so on. This is why it never really surprised us to hear that they might want to make their own modems.


Verizon’s App Has Been Updated To Allow eSIM Activation

Last week Verizon announced that they would finally be supporting eSIM, which means that iPhone Xs, Xs Max, and XR owners would finally be able to add a second line to their iPhones. However the process involved using a QR code to activate the eSIM, which while not terribly inconvenient isn’t quite as efficient as it could be.


Analyst Expects iPhone Sales To Drop In 2019

From what we’re hearing, it certainly seems like Apple’s new iPhones aren’t selling as well as the company would like, and also based on surveys, it seems that not many people are as interested anymore in buying a new iPhone. This is why it doesn’t come as a surprise to learn that 2019’s iPhones might continue doing “badly”.


Survey Finds Purchase Intent For iPhones Are At A 5-Year Low

Apple’s iPhones have long been a highly sought after and desirable product, and to a certain extent they still are. However it seems that as far as purchase intent is concerned, those figures have slumped considerably. This is according to a survey conducted by UBS which found that purchase intent for iPhones are at a 5-year low.


Data Shows New iPhone Adoption Is Lower Than The Previous Year

There have been various claims suggesting that Apple’s new iPhones for 2018, the iPhone XR, Xs, and Xs Max aren’t selling as well as many, including Apple and their investors, would like. Given that Apple doesn’t plan to share figures of its iPhone sales anymore, we guess we’ll never really know 100% how many units they might have sold.


Apple’s CEO Shares Magazine Cover Taken By The iPhone

Our smartphone cameras have come a very long from back in the day, where some of them have higher megapixel counts than some compact cameras. They also come with smarter features compared to more traditional cameras, so it’s not surprising to see how more creators are turning to their smartphones to create amazing photos and movies.


Apple Sending Push Notifications To iPhone Users, Asking Them To Upgrade

If you buy a product like a smartphone, tablet, computer, or TV, would you be annoyed if you started receiving messages from the company in question telling you to upgrade when a new model is out? We imagine that not everyone will be thrilled by this, but that’s more or less what Apple has been doing.


Apple Could Still Be Interested In In-Display Fingerprint Sensors

When Apple introduced Face ID on the iPhones (and eventually the iPad), they ended up removing Touch ID in the process. According to Apple back in 2017, Touch ID was never up for consideration when designing the iPhone X, suggesting that Apple could potentially be done with the tech on its mobile devices for good.


Verizon Turns On eSIM Support For iPhone Owners

One of the new features of Apple’s iPhone Xs, Xs Max, and the XR is dual SIM, where models in the US rely on a single physical SIM and an eSIM for the second one. While this saves space internally and makes it easier to switch carriers, the only downside is that carriers will need to support the feature.