Apple’s iPhone 12 and Mac sales skyrocket despite ongoing pandemic

Apple’s iPhone 12 lineup maintained enormously strong demand from consumers from January through March, according to the company’s fiscal Q2 earnings posted today. Apple reported record March quarter revenue of $89.6 billion, up 54 percent year over year. via Technology and News Today https://www.theverge.com/2021/4/28/22407894/apple-q2-2021-earnings-iphone-ipad-mac

The iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini are now available in purple

Until today, Apple’s iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini was available in five colors: black, white, red, green and blue. Today, at its annual iPad event, the company unveiled yet another color: purple. via Technology and News Today https://www.engadget.com/apple-iphone-12-purple-171623995.html

Today I learned the iPhone’s excellent document scanner can be controlled from a Mac

The iPhone’s Notes app has a powerful document scanning feature built right into it, and today I learned that this scanner can be controlled directly from a paired Mac in a variety of apps. via Technology and News Today https://www.theverge.com/2021/3/1/22306875/apple-continuity-camera-ios-ipados-document-scanner-macos-mojave

Anker’s MagSafe-compatible battery pack will stick to your iPhone on March 3rd

Anker has released a new MagSafe-compatible battery pack that can attach directly to your iPhone to offer charging without the need for a cable, 9to5Google reports. The Anker PowerCore Magnetic 5K Wireless Power Bank will launch on March 3rd for $39. via Technology and News Today https://www.theverge.com/2021/2/23/22297307/anker-magsafe-compatible-battery-pack-apple-iphone

Apple eclipses Samsung as top smartphone vendor for the first time in four years, says Gartner

The introduction of Apple Inc.’s iPhone 12 family helped the smartphone giant overtake Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. as the top smartphone vendor in the holiday quarter, according to Gartner, marking Apple’s first time holding down the top position in four years. Apple AAPL, -2.98% had a 20. via Technology and News Today https://www.marketwatch.com/story/apple-eclipses-samsung-as-top-smartphone-vendor-for-the-first-time-in-four-years-says-gartner-11614008750

Google Fi’s VPN is coming to the iPhone this spring

Google Fi’s VPN is coming to the iPhone this spring

Google Project Fi’s VPN service has only been available to Android users in beta so far, but that’s about to change. “We’re expanding access to the VPN to iPhone, so that it will be available for all users on Fi,” the company announced in a press release.

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The Morning After: Apple tests iPhone face unlocking that works with a mask

The Morning After: Apple tests iPhone face unlocking that works with a mask

If you bought the newest iPhone last year, you might have struggled with unlocking it on the go. Yes, like all iPhones since the iPhone X, there’s Face ID, but when half your face is covered with a mask, it doesn’t work. (And some of us might have wished for the return of Touch ID).

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iPhone 12 Pro Max camera: Why this pro photographer is super excited

iPhone 12 Pro Max camera: Why this pro photographer is super excited

As a professional photographer, I’ve been blown away by how the iPhone 11 Pro has been able to replace my DSLR on photo shoots.

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See what lidar can do on the iPhone 12 with this 3D-scanning app

See what lidar can do on the iPhone 12 with this 3D-scanning app

The iPhone 12 Pro’s depth-scanning lidar sensor looks ready to open up a lot of possibilities for 3D-scanning apps on phones. A new one designed for home scanning, called Canvas, uses lidar for added accuracy and detail. But the app will work with non-pro iPhones going back to the iPhone 8, too.

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Apple added a secret button to your iPhone, and you may not have even noticed

Apple added a secret button to your iPhone, and you may not have even noticed

In today’s digital age, it sometimes feels like hardware has taken a back seat to the software that drives our devices. Button of the Month is a monthly column that explores the physical pieces of our phones, tablets, and controllers that we interact with every day.

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IBM toolkit keeps data encrypted in iPhone and Mac apps while in use

IBM toolkit keeps data encrypted in iPhone and Mac apps while in use
It’s now more practical to keep data encrypted while you use it, provided you’re using an Apple device. IBM has released (via ZDNet) a toolkit that makes it easier to implement fully homomorphic encryption (FHE) in iOS and macOS apps.
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Apple supplier Broadcom suggests a delayed iPhone launch this year

Apple supplier Broadcom suggests a delayed iPhone launch this year
There’s no official word about any iPhone delay yet, but Bloomberg reports that Broadcom CEO Hock Tan’s comments on a quarterly earnings call lend credence to their earlier rumor that the new device will launch a few weeks later than usual.
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Apple supplier Broadcom suggests a delayed iPhone launch this year

Apple supplier Broadcom suggests a delayed iPhone launch this year
There’s no official word about any iPhone delay yet, but Bloomberg reports that Broadcom CEO Hock Tan’s comments on a quarterly earnings call lend credence to their earlier rumor that the new device will launch a few weeks later than usual.
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