When Apple officially rolled out its iOS 7 mobile operating system about three years ago, it also launched the Made for iPhone hearing aid program, which aimed to make mobile devices more accessible to users with hearing impairments. This is done in various ways, including making full use of Bluetooth technology (to stream audio) and a special protocol technology from Apple in order to better connect hearing aids to iPhones and iPads.
Apple apparently has plans to transform its HealthKit app bundle into something more than just a tracking tool, but into a complete diagnostic tool that collates fitness and health related information that can be used to provide medical advice. According to Bloomberg, the iPhone maker has been busy assembling a team consisting of health care experts over the last few years.
For some mobile users, Apple’s latest iPhone models -- the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus -- did not really offer much in terms of new features and functionalities. But upon closer inspection, and it certainly helps to look at the bigger picture, there may be more to this year’s iPhone offerings, especially in relation to our expectations for next year’s models.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is facing a lawsuit filed against it by three news organizations. Indeed, Vice, the Associated Press and Gannett (parent company of USA Today) are all suing the agency because they want to learn how exactly the government was able to successfully hack into a particular iPhone unit used by one of the suspects involved in the San Bernardino shootings that happened in December of last year.
It is official -- Apple has formally introduced its latest iPhone offerings, the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus. Before we go discuss the features and functionalities, know that both devices are coming to store shelves everywhere on September 16th of this year. With regards to pricing, the iPhone 7 starts at $649, while the iPhone 7 Plus starts at $769.
Apple’s feud with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) may be over, but according to the agency’s director James Comey, there will be more battles to come over the subject of mobile device encryption. Speaking during a briefing held just this week, the FBI chief shares his insights on the topic, and has stated that he fully expects other legal actions from the United States government in the future in order to gain access to smartphones and tablet devices that are encrypted.
It was bound to happen eventually, despite Apple’s historically dominant streak. This week, the tech giant registered its first ever decrease in iPhone sales, with the total volume of iPhone shipments falling 16 percent to 51.2 million units. That figure is clearly not as good as the 61.1 million units of iPhone devices that Apple shipped during the first quarter of last year, but right around the 51 million units projected by most industry watchers for the months spanning January to March of this year.
In a document filed in a federal court case in New York, Apple expressed some harsh words for the Justice Department. The iPhone maker argued that the mere fact that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) was able to unlock an iPhone device without any assistance whatsoever from Apple is evidence that the feds did not need any help in the first place.