• Apple’s iCar could save MILLIONS of people’s lives using clever safety system

    Apple’s iCar could save MILLIONS of people’s lives using clever safety system

    This technology can predict the movements of other vehicles on the road and checks surroundings 60 times per second to make sure there’s no danger ahead.

    The patent is the first hard evidence of Apple’s plans to develop an autonomous car and respresents “the underpinnings of a self-driving” motor, according to the website Apple Insider.

    The tech giant is ‘investing heavily’ in the self-driving vehicles, it revealed in a letter to the US highways regulator.

    Director of product integrity Steve Kenner wrote: “The […]

  • Apple blames iPhone battery fires on ‘external factors’

    Apple blames iPhone battery fires on ‘external factors’

    Apple says it’s not to blame for a spate of iPhones apparently catching fire.

    The Shanghai Consumer Council, a watchdog group in China, reported last week that eight iPhone 6 devices had spontaneously combusted. Apple’s response is that “external factors” were to blame for these “thermal events” with the phone batteries, the BBC reported Wednesday.

    Batteries have been causing headaches for smartphone manufacturers over the past year. Apple recalled iPhone 6 and 6S models in China after they switched themselves off before […]

  • Samsung wins legal victory over Apple as Supreme Court throws out $399m penalty for copying the iPhone

    Samsung wins legal victory over Apple as Supreme Court throws out $399m penalty for copying the iPhone

    The US Supreme Court on Tuesday tossed out a $399 million patent award from Samsung over copying Apple’s iPhone design, sending the case back to a lower court.

    The justices ruled 8-0 that Samsung should not be required to forfeit the entire profits from its smartphones for infringement on design components, in a case closely watched by the tech industry.

    The 11-page ruling found that the $399 million penalty — one element of a major patent infringement case — was inappropriate because […]

  • Apple health technology executive said to leave company

    Apple health technology executive said to leave company

    Yoky Matsuoka, who joined Apple Inc. in May as an executive to help run health technology initiatives, has left the iPhone maker, according to people familiar with the matter.

    Matsuoka was hired to lead teams involved with the company’s HealthKit tracking software, the CareKit tool for managing patient medical care, the ResearchKit framework for conducting medical studies via Apple devices, and related machine learning algorithms. Matsuoka reported to Jeff Williams, Apple’s chief operating officer, who also runs the teams related to […]

  • Apple FINALLY addressed iPhone 6s battery problems – but only in China

    Apple FINALLY addressed iPhone 6s battery problems – but only in China

    Apple has broken its silence at last about the glitch that is driving a iPhone 6 users round the bend – but only to users in China.
    Some handsets are shutting down unexpectedly despite having hours of battery left.

    The iPhone 6s has been switching off suddenly for some users, sometimes during crucial moments

    Apple promised to swap batteries, but has remained tight-lipped about what was exactly was causing the fault.

    But last night it issued a statement that has lifted the lid on […]

  • Apple shows ambition to get into self-driving car race

    Apple shows ambition to get into self-driving car race

    Apple Inc (AAPL.O) is wading in to the debate over regulation of self-driving cars, declaring it is excited about the potential for automated transportation and calling on U.S. regulators not to restrict testing of such vehicles.

    A five-page letter from Steve Kenner, Apple’s director of product integrity, to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is the company’s most comprehensive statement yet about its interest in self-driving vehicle technology. The Nov. 22 letter followed more than a year of industry speculation about […]

  • Apple Inc said to fly drones to improve its Maps data and catch up with Google

    Apple Inc said to fly drones to improve its Maps data and catch up with Google

    Apple Inc. plans to use drones and new indoor navigation features to improve its Maps service and catch longtime leader Google, according to people familiar with the matter.

    The Cupertino, California-based company is assembling a team of robotics and data-collection experts that will use drones to capture and update map information faster than its existing fleet of camera-and-sensor ladened minivans, one of the people said.

    Apple wants to fly drones around to do things like examine street signs, track changes to roads […]

  • Samsung moves past Note7 crisis, but its SDI battery affiliate struggles

    Samsung moves past Note7 crisis, but its SDI battery affiliate struggles

    In the shadows of Samsung Electronics’ Note7 smartphone crisis, affiliate Samsung SDI is quietly reassuring anxious clients including Apple Inc that its batteries are safe.

    But potential new customers may prove harder to convince as Samsung’s biggest in-house parts supplier grapples with the reputational fallout from the Note7 debacle.

    Created as a joint venture with Japan’s NEC to make vacuum tubes in 1970, Samsung SDI’s TV and smartphone screens and batteries were key to Samsung Electronics’ rapid growth.

    But it now faces a […]

  • What does YOUR phone reveal about you? Android users tend to be honest while Apple fans are more outgoing

    What does YOUR phone reveal about you? Android users tend to be honest while Apple fans are more outgoing

    Your choice of phone can reveal much more about your personality than you think.

    A new study has found people who buy Android phones are more honest and humble than those who pick iPhones.

    Meanwhile, Apple fans tend to be extroverted and likely to see their phone as a status object.

    A group of researchers from the University of Lincoln and Lancaster University studied hundreds of people and their relationships with their phones.

    They found Android users are more likely to be older, male, […]

  • iPhone 6S: Apple reveals some devices have fault which turns them off

    iPhone 6S: Apple reveals some devices have fault which turns them off

    Apple has admitted that a “small number” of iPhones have a fault that makes them unexpectedly shut down.

    The iPhone 6S phones affected by the fault were made over a two-month period last year, the tech company said in a statement.

    Users have found that the phone will stop working, despite the battery being charged.

    Apple said: “This is not a safety issue and only affects devices within a limited serial number range that were manufactured between September and October 2015.”

    They added: “If […]

  • Apple Is Reportedly Exploring iPhone Production In the U.S.

    Apple Is Reportedly Exploring iPhone Production In the U.S.

    Apple is reportedly asking its manufacturing partners to investigate moving iPhone production to the United States, according to the Japanese newspaper The Nikkei.

    According to the report, sources claim that Apple has approached Foxconn and Pegatron, the two manufacturing companies that are largely responsible for assembling iPhones. Foxconn is apparently exploring the possibility, while Pegatron has elected to decline due to cost concerns.

    According to The Nikkei, Apple made the request to explore moving manufacturing to its partners in June, prior to […]