Apple in Talks to Buy Cobalt Directly From Miners

February 22, 2018

Apple Inc . is in talks to buy long-term plies of cobalt immediately from miners for the first time, is in accordance with parties familiar with the issues, seeking to ensure it will have enough of the key artillery part amid manufacture frights of a shortage driven by the electric vehicle upturn. The iPhone maker is one of the world’s largest “users ” of cobalt for the artilleries in its…


The WIRED Guide to the iPhone

February 16, 2018

It's not just the best-selling gadget ever created: It's probably the most influential one too. Since Steve Jobs announced the iPhone in 2007, Apple has sold more than 1.2 billion of them, creating giant businesses for app developers and accessory makers, and reimagining the way we live. Millions of people use an iPhone as their only computer. And their only camera, GPS, music player, communicator, trip planner, sex finder, and…


This year’s new iPhones might not be as fast as they could be

February 6, 2018

Image: lance ulanoff/mashable Apple might finally ditch Qualcomm, the supplier of LTE modems in the iPhone, after getting locked into legal disputes over patent royalties last year. KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo claims, according to MacRumors, that Intel might be the exclusive supplier of modems for all the new iPhones launching later this year. Why should you care? Because it could mean the new iPhones might have potentially slower data…


iPhone Super Cycle Pronounced Dead

February 5, 2018

The iPhone “super cycle” — a wave of upgrades and new customers that was supposed to wash over Apple Inc. this year with the introduction of its model X — was pronounced dead on arrival. In Apple’s first earnings report since the launch of the pricey flagship smartphone, the company reported lower-than-expected handset sales from the holiday period. Chief Financial Officer Luca Maestri also forecast a decline in the average…


Get a long lasting steel iPhone cable while it’s on sale

January 24, 2018

Image: mota Heads up: All products featured here are selected by Mashable’s commerce team and meet our rigorous standards for awesomeness. If you buy something, Mashable may earn an affiliate commission. There are forever friends, forever rings, and even My Tamagotchi Forever, but “forever” is not usually a word you hear associated with tech gadgets. And although a “Forever iPhone” is clearly not happening in this millennium, we can finally get our…


How to quit your tech: a beginner’s guide to divorcing your phone

January 18, 2018

Six very busy parties aim a digital detox What’s the first thing you do when you wake up? Spoke the story? Check your emails? Scroll through social media? Now, guess your phone’s not in the room. If that attains you feel aimless or uncomfortable, it may be season for a digital detox. This doesn’t have to be about giving up the digital world-wide absolutely, says Time To Enter Off and…


It’s time to scale back iPhone X sales expectations

January 14, 2018

Image: Lili sams / mashable The iPhone X is one of our favorite gadgets of 2017, and basically sets the benchmark for new smartphones. It has an impeccable camera, a gigantic screen that takes up the entire front panel, and a fancy 3D camera used for authentication. But all of this excitement hasn’t been enough to guarantee strong sales. Early signs indicated iPhone X adoption was outpacing iPhone 8 and…


MashTalk: Why old Android phones don’t slow down like iPhones

January 14, 2018

Image: Vicky Leta/Mashable After it was revealed in late 2017 that Apple intentionally slows down the performance of older iPhones as their batteries deteriorate, people freaked out. There were explanations, recriminations, apologies, lawsuits, and, finally, solutions. But in the wake of that specific controversy, a question arose: Does this happen to Android phones, too? SEE ALSO: Why this year in smartphone design has been epic For the most part, the…


Here’s why your phone can’t have a removable battery

January 3, 2018

Image: vicky leta/ mashable Apple rarely rationalizes when it messes up. But where reference is does, it’s typically followed by even more passion and worried users. Case in object: Apple finally acknowledged it did a poor enterprise transmitting to its purchasers about how and why it slowed down iPhones with older batteries. And while most people will forgive the company and accept its two forthcoming solutions( a $29 artillery replacement…


Mom’s attempt to use Animoji to send her daughter a message goes hilariously wrong

January 2, 2018

Parents and technology aren’t ever a accord induced in heaven. But, one mother’s attempt to use Animoji to send a message to her daughter proceeded hilariously mistaken when she submitted to a coughing fit mid-way through the send. SEE ALSO: Apple has officially climbed on the Animoji karaoke bandwagon Twitter user’s @< strong> nmariesinclair video of her mother’s disastrous-yet-brilliant Animoji fail ran viral, gaining more than 6million views, and nearly…