Apple is actively building its own cellular modem chip for future iPhones, according to a paywalled report by The Information today.
The report, citing a person briefed on the plans, claims that Apple has engineers working on the project close to its headquarters in Northern California. For several months, Apple has also been actively hiring engineers in San Diego, where the company has an office with a growing Wireless Architecture team.
Due to the complexity of wireless modems, it could take Apple as long as three years to ship iPhones with them, according to analysts cited in the report. Apple is already rumored to debut its first 5G-enabled iPhone in 2020, [...]
Google today announced a major expansion of its Project Fi smartphone plan, which has previously been available on select Android devices. As of today, iPhone and iPad users are also able to take advantage of Fi, with a new a new iOS app available with setup steps.
Project Fi, which is being renamed „Google Fi“ alongside the expansion of the service, is designed to provide hassle-free cellular service with perks like international data coverage at an affordable price.
The Google Fi service is priced at $20 for unlimited talk and text, along with $10 for each GB of data used up to 6GB. At the 6GB cap, data becomes free, and at 15GB, data speeds [...]
Amid product refreshes for the iPad Pro, Mac mini, and new MacBook Air, Apple today released iOS 12.1, a major update that brings features like eSIM support for the new iPhones, Group FaceTime, real-time Depth Control, and new emoji.
iOS 12.1 also addresses a couple of bugs that iPhone XS, XS Max, and iPhone XR users have been facing since the new devices were released. We mentioned these new features in our full iOS 12.1 release post, but we didn’t want anyone to miss out on the news that Apple has implemented fixes for two key problems.
Image via Reddit Following the launch of the iPhone XS and XS Max, new iPhone owners began complaining about excessive [...]
Best Buy’s latest flash sale is for the Apple Watch Series 3 today only, particularly those models with GPS and Cellular capabilities. In the sale, you can save $300 on the Ceramic/Sports Band and Stainless Steel/Milanese Loop collections.
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This brings the 42mm Stainless Steel Case with Milanese Loop down to $449.00, from $749.00, and the 38mm White Ceramic Case with Soft White/Pebble Sport Band down to $999.00, from $1,299.00. These represent the best prices available [...]