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Apple launches the iPhone 12 and 12 mini in a new purple color

Apple is hosting its long-awaited launch event today for several products, but the company's first announcement today wasn't something entirely new. There's a new purple color for the iPhone 12 and 12 mini, and it will be available soon. During today's event, Apple revealed that the iPhone 12 will get a new purple color, joining the...

iPhone lineup in 2022 may come with 48MP cameras, no “Mini” 5.4-inch model

While this year's iPhone lineup will not be unveiled until the end of this year, rumors have already started to surface regarding Apple's 2022 and even 2023 iPhone models. And while these kinds of rumors must not be taken at face value as they can be wrong and plans can always change, especially in such...

iPhone 2023 to feature under display Face ID, periscope telephoto lens

Apple will reportedly launch an iPhone with a Face ID system that sits below the display. The feature is expected to hit the iPhone lineup by 2023 alongside other notable features, including a periscope-style telephoto lens. According to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo in a new inventory note reported by 9to5Mac, Apple’s iPhone 2023 (not the final name)...

Samsung launches iTest to help iPhone users get a taste of Android

Long-time iOS users who haven't had the opportunity to try an Android phone in a while can now get a taste of Samsung's Android skin right on their iPhones. The South Korean smartphone giant has launched a new interactive web experience, called iTest, that will let iPhone users easily "sample the other side." To try the...

Apple could soon deliver iOS security updates independent from other updates

After releasing a major platform update every year, like Android 12, Google usually follows up by launching new security patches every month. Apple could be considering introducing something on the same lines for iOS. The fourth iOS 14.5 beta update includes some changes hidden in the internal codes that suggest that Apple is considering delivering...

Apple iPhone 13 expected to feature Always-On Display, along with 120Hz refresh rate

We are just about a month and a half into 2021, enjoying our iPhone 12, and we are already being greeted by some promising leaks for the next generation of iPhone, the iPhone 13, or the iPhone 12S, whatever it ends up being called. A bunch of information has recently popped up from various sources...

A developer got Ubuntu Linux booting on the Apple iPhone 7

Back in March 2020 when Corellium presented Project Sandcastle to boot Android on the Apple iPhone 7 using the checkra1n jailbreak, it sparked hopes about the potential of OS-level aftermarket development on legacy iPhone models. Barring hardware failure, many of these devices may still have years of use ahead of them if power users can...

Texas detective says the data encryption of modern Android phones is superior to iPhones

The US government has been trying to pressure companies like Apple to create a backdoor in its smartphones to help law enforcement agencies access encrypted data when needed. Such a backdoor could help agencies gather crucial information about a detainee, which can then be used as evidence in a court of law. However, critics have...

OnePlus Switch update brings back support for iPhone data migration

Just about a year ago, OnePlus updated the OnePlus Switch app to support iPhones. The app aims to make it easier for iPhone users to switch to a OnePlus device. However, it was broken earlier this year when Apple cracked down on the use of enterprise certificates. The latest beta update to OnePlus Switch brings...

[Update: Settlement details] Qualcomm accuses Apple of stealing their secrets and giving them to Intel

Qualcomm has accused Apple of stealing "vast swaths" of information and passing them on to Intel, a court filing has revealed. Apple and Qualcomm have been embroiled in an ongoing legal battle for a while now, and it shows no signs of slowing down. According to Qualcomm, Apple took confidential information and trade secrets and...

OnePlus Switch updated to support switching from an iPhone

Switching from iOS to Android has been very hard to do for a long time. Apple really limits what you can do when switching to Android. There are some services from companies like Samsung and Google which transfer your messages, contacts, pictures, call logs, and even some apps. OnePlus has updated OnePlus Switch, which is...

XDA Smartphone Camera Comparison – Part 2: Moving from Outdoors to Indoors

Mobile photography is one of the cornerstones of the smartphone experience. I recall that my very first all-touch smartphone was the Samsung Omnia, a phone that touted its mobile photography skills with a then unheard of 5MP sensor. The technology continued to improve, leading to Apple pushing it forward with iPhones and Nokia basically putting...