If you updated your iPhone to iOS 12 this week and noticed that some Activity Challenge awards are missing, you’re not alone.
In a new support document, Apple has acknowledged that five limited edition awards may be temporarily unavailable in the Activity app after updating to iOS 12, presumably due to a minor software bug of some kind.
They include:Thanksgiving Day Challenge 2016 Mother’s Day Challenge 2017 Veterans Day Challenge 2017 Thanksgiving Day Challenge 2017 China National Fitness Day 2018
Apple is aware of this issue and will address it in an upcoming software update, according to the support document.
MacRumors has [...]
Apple may adopt a new power-saving backplane technology for iPhone and Apple Watch displays in the long term, which should contribute to longer battery life on those devices, according to research firm IHS Markit.
For context, the backplane is responsible for turning individual pixels on and off, meaning that it plays a significant role in determining a display’s resolution, refresh rate, and power consumption, as IHS explains.
At present, OLED displays in smartphones use LTPS TFT, or low-temperature polysilicon thin-film transistors, as the standard backplane technology. But, in the coming years, IHS believes Apple could switch to LTPO TFT, or [...]
Fortnite could launch on Apple TV at one point in the future, according to a new discovery by the @StormLeaks Twitter account late yesterday. As reported by esports and gaming website Dexerto, @StormLeaks found a single line within Fortnite’s code that references „tvOS,“ suggesting that Epic Games may be planning to launch the popular game on Apple’s fourth- and fifth-generation set-top boxes down the line.
Still, this is just a single mention of tvOS in Fortnite’s code and shouldn’t be taken as a guarantee that the game will be available to play on Apple TV soon. If it does, the game would likely require a compatible wireless gaming [...]
Corning this morning unveiled its next-generation Gorilla Glass product, Gorilla Glass 6, which it says offers „unprecedented protection against multiple drops“ and better protection against drops from higher heights.
According to Corning, Gorilla Glass 6 is its most durable cover glass to date, made of a new material that’s been engineered to stand up to more than one drop. The average person drops their smartphone seven times a year, making multi-drop durability a key feature Corning wanted to improve.
Devices using Gorilla Glass 6 were able to withstand 15 drops from one meter onto rough surfaces, which is up to two times better than Gorilla [...]