Apple Watch’s eSIM will come to iPhone 9 and company

This year's new iPhones may feature electronic SIMs and that may have carriers like AT&T and Verizon worried, especially as they're being investigated. The post Apple Watch’s eSIM will come to iPhone 9 and company appeared first on Pocketnow. SOURCE: Pocketnow - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Apple AirPower Charging Pad Expected To Launch In 2018

It seems Apple’s Wireless AirPower charging pad has had a few technical hurdles that Apple’s engineers are working to address and resolve before a launch date. Recent talk regarding the debut of the Apple’s AirPower charging pad seem to have surfaced again, and the latest talk states that Apple hopes to present the wireless charging pad sometime this year. It seems Apple’s engineers have come across a few issues which have caused the delay, one major issue seems to point [Read Entire Story]

Future Apple Watches Could Get Touch-Sensitive, Solid-State Buttons

One of the changes that Apple made to its iPhones in recent years is the removal of the physical home button in favor of a solid-state button. This simulated the home button but because it doesn’t move, it means that it is less prone to mechanical failure (something iPhone users have been dealing with).While we have yet to hear widespread reports of the Apple Watch’s digital crown failing, Apple could be attempting to get ahead of that potential problem. In a report from Fast Company, they claim [Read Entire Story]

The Future Apple Watch 4 Is Rumored To Have A New Redesigned Look

The latest rumor suggests the future Apple Watch 4 will have an edge-to-edge screen, with a larger display, and a longer lasting battery. The rumors and talks are coming in strong for the future Apple Watch 4, talk has it that Apple could not only be updating the Apple Watch but adding a few new amenities to the future device. The recent rumor states the next-gen may sport an edge-to-edge screen and could have a 15% larger screen. More talk states users could expect new sensors to assist in [Read Entire Story]

U.S. Department of Justice Investigating Claims AT&T, Verizon and GSMA Colluded to Prevent Customers From Easily Switching Carriers [Updated]

The United States Department of Justice today launched an antitrust investigation to determine whether U.S. carriers, including Verizon and AT&T, have coordinated to prevent consumers from easily switching wireless carriers, reports The New York Times. AT&T, Verizon, and GSMA, an industry group that sets mobile standards, were asked in February for documents related to their efforts to hinder the implementation of eSIMs. An embedded SIM, or eSIM, is a standardized chip that's designed to [Read Entire Story]

Apple Facing Lawsuit Over Heart Rate Sensor in Apple Watch

Apple is facing a lawsuit from Omni MedSci, a company that says Apple is infringing on its patented technology with the Apple Watch's heart rate sensor, reports Axios. Omni MedSci claims to have met with Apple from 2014 until 2016, but Apple ultimately ended discussions for a partnership and then reportedly used Omni MedSci's patented technology. Omni MedSci filed a lawsuit in the Eastern district of Texas today, claiming that Apple willfully infringed on its patents and asking for an [Read Entire Story]

Apple’s MicroLEDs Might Arrive As Early As The Second Half Of 2018

For a while now we have been hearing rumors that Apple could be looking to develop their own microLED screens. However for the most part it has been suggested that these displays might not arrive anytime soon, but if a report from DigiTimes (via Cult of Mac) is to be believed, those screens could arrive as early as the second half of 2018.The report claims that Apple is working with TSMC on the displays. For those unfamiliar, TSMC is more or less the main supplier for Apple’s A-series of [Read Entire Story]

Apple Watch Series 4 Could Be Coming Soon

Apple just might be working on a new redesigned round Apple Watch Series 4 to release this upcoming fall or later this year. The latest talk has it that Apple could release a new redesigned Apple Watch Series 4 later this year, if the rumor is close to being true, it would fit in with previous Apple Watch release dates which normally occur in the Fall for the September Event. Talk has it that KGI Securities analyst Ming Chi-Kuo believes Apple will release an updated Watch with a larger display, [Read Entire Story]

Samsung Gear S4 Rumored To Be In The Works

The Samsung Gear S3 was launched in 2016 and for those who were expecting a successor, that didn’t exactly happen last year where Samsung instead launched the Gear Sport. However the good news is that 2018 could be the year of the Gear S4, at least according to a report from the folks at SamMobile.According to the report, it seems that Samsung is working on the Gear S4 and that the model could come with more health features. The report claims that we could looking at improvements to health and [Read Entire Story]

How big will the Apple Watch Series 4 be?

Will Apple bloat the next Apple Watch with a bigger display and bigger battery? We don't exactly know yet, but one reputable analyst has set specs out. The post How big will the Apple Watch Series 4 be? appeared first on Pocketnow. SOURCE: Pocketnow - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Apple Reportedly Looking To Develop Their Own MicroLED Screens

Apple is a company that prefers relying on itself if possible, at least that’s the impression that they give as they typically control both the hardware and software of its products. In fact certain hardware components are designed by Apple, like their A-series of chipsets, instead of relying on third-party companies like Qualcomm.This is why it doesn’t come as a surprise to learn that according to a report from Bloomberg, it appears that Apple could be looking to develop their own displays [Read Entire Story]

Fitbit Versa is the name of the company’s next ‘mass appeal’ smartwatch

Already leaked in a bunch of revealing renders, the looming Fitbit Versa "mass appeal" smartwatch gets a name... and one more high-quality promo image today. The post Fitbit Versa is the name of the company’s next ‘mass appeal’ smartwatch appeared first on Pocketnow. SOURCE: Pocketnow - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Fitbit Ionic: adidas edition launches at $330, lower-cost smartwatch in the works

Up for pre-order now, the $330 Fitbit Ionic: adidas edition goes directly up against the Apple Watch Series 3 Nike+. Next, Fitbit plans to unveil a smaller, cheaper smartwatch inspired by the OG Blaze. The post Fitbit Ionic: adidas edition launches at $330, lower-cost smartwatch in the works appeared first on Pocketnow. SOURCE: Pocketnow - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Apple May Launch New AirPower Wireless Charging Mat In March

The latest rumor states that Apple may debut its new AirPower wireless charging mat in retail stores, reportedly in the month of March. Talk has it that Apple is planning to ship its Apple AirPower wireless charging mat by the end of March at the latest, at this time specific information regarding the exact launch date has not been disclosed. Last September, Apple announced its wireless AirPower charging mat, but for some reason it was delayed being launched late last year to the public. [Read Entire Story]

Apple Reportedly Will Launch New AirPod This Year Featuring “Hey Siri”

The latest report regarding Apple’s AirPod states that Apple is planning to upgrade its AirPod sometime this year. The company also plans to make some adjustments with Siri in the new earbuds. According to a report by Bloomberg Technology, Apple is at work upgrading its AirPods, just how are they planning this upgrade? Well for one, Apple plans to incorporate a voice activation with the famous words “Hey Siri” in the new AirPod this year. As of now, the current AirPods requires [Read Entire Story]

Apple Could Source Key Battery Components Directly From Miners

Image credit – iFixitWhile a lot of research is being done on alternatives to lithium-ion batteries for safety and environmental purposes, right now the majority of our electronic gadgets are powered using lithium-ion batteries and it is a reality that’s hard to escape. This means that components need to build such batteries are constantly in demand.This could also lead to potential shortages, especially in the face of greater demand, thanks to the rise in electric cars, but Apple has [Read Entire Story]

Highlights of Apple’s 2018 Shareholders Meeting

Apple's annual shareholders meeting took place at the Steve Jobs Theater at Apple Park this morning, with shareholders gathering to vote on proposals and ask questions of Apple executives. Apple does not live stream its shareholders meetings, but several members of the press, such as CNET's Shara Tibken and Business Insider's Kif Leswing, were at the event and shared details on what was covered on Twitter. Image via Shara Tibken Much of the meeting was spent discussing shareholder [Read Entire Story]

Huawei will hold an event at MWC 2018 even if it doesn’t unveil the Huawei P20

MWC 2018 is just a couple of weeks away, and we are expecting Samsung to dominate the headlines as the company will unveil its 2018 flagship lineup with the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus. However, Samsung’s decision to announce its devices at MWC 2018 reportedly pushed back plans for Huawei and LG to unveil new products at the event. It seems that won’t necessarily be the case for Huawei, as a post on Weibo confirmed that the company will be unveiling a new lineup of products at MWC [Read Entire Story]

Sharp & LG Reportedly Competing For Apple’s OLED Orders

Some of the technical advantages of LED versus LCD technology are clear enough to see why LED display technology is the way of the future, at least for now. It is also why it wouldn’t be surprising to see Apple start to incorporate more OLED displays into its other products as well, going beyond iPhones.What this means is that Apple will need a lot of components, and this is something that both Sharp and LG are looking to take advantage of. In a report from DigiTimes (via 9to5Mac), it seems that [Read Entire Story]

Apple Confirms ‘Meltdown’ and ‘Spectre’ Vulnerabilities Impact All Macs and iOS Devices, Some Fixes Already Released

Apple today confirmed that it has addressed the recent "Meltdown" vulnerability in previously released iOS 11.2, macOS 10.13.2, and tvOS 11.2 updates, with additional fixes coming to Safari in the near future to defend against the "Spectre" vulnerability. Apple has also confirmed that the two vulnerabilities affect all Mac and iOS devices. The company's full statement, available through a new support document covering Meltdown and Spectre, is below:Security researchers have recently [Read Entire Story]

The Apple Watch May Not Have Non-Invasive Glucose Reader For Several Years

A recent report states that Apple is still working on the technology for developing a non-invasive glucose reader for the Apple Watch.  The most recent report regarding Apple and its latest research for developing a non-invasive glucose reader for the Apple Watch is still in progress, it seems this new project may take a little more research and time to develop the right technology to apply to the future Apple Watch. Apple is dedicated to using the Apple Watch as a health monitor rather than [Read Entire Story]

What to Buy With the iTunes Gift Card You Unwrapped Today

If you show an interest in Apple or technology in general, chances are good that you received at least one iTunes gift card today from a friend or family member today. Given the card can be used to purchase apps, games, music, movies, TV shows, books, and more, it can be difficult to decide what to buy with your newly acquired funds. We're here to help with a roundup of ongoing iTunes and App Store sales as well as some other hand-picked recommendations. Holiday Movies on Sale In [Read Entire Story]