Apple Might Turn Back to Glass Case for Futuristic iPhone in 2017

8:00 AM, Apr. 18th, 2016 · · News

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Apple could turn to a page from yesteryear when it comes to the next major form factor change in the iPhone, according to KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo [via 9to5Mac]. The analyst said that Apple is planning to ditch aluminum for an iPhone refresh and return to an all-glass enclosure—but interestingly he says Apple will do so in 2017. 

Apple, FBI Testifying Before Congress on Encryption Again

10:50 AM, Apr. 15th, 2016 · · News

FBI Director James Comey testifying last month on encryption and law enforcement investigations

Apple and the FBI are headed back to Washington to answer questions about law enforcement investigations and encryption. Apple general counsel Bruce Sewell and FBI science and technology executive assistant director Amy Hess are scheduled to appear before the House Energy and Commerce subcommittee on Tuesday, April 19.

Kanye’s New ‘Saint Pablo’ Exclusively on Apple Music

9:22 AM, Apr. 15th, 2016 · · News

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Remember how Kanye West said "never never never" about streaming his "Life of Pablo" album on Apple Music, and then he did? Now you can stream his new song, "Saint Pablo," exclusively on Apple Music—it isn't available on Tidal. I don't think this word "never" means what he thinks it means.

Amazon’s Kindle Oasis Reader Ups the Price for Thinness and Battery Life

7:15 PM, Apr. 14th, 2016 · · News

Amazon Kindle Oasis

Amazon announced a new member of the Kindle ebook reader family, Kindle Oasis. The company claims the device has been physically designed to get close to the goal of having it disappear while you're reading, and it features "months" of battery life, but it comes with something we aren't used to seeing from Amazon, a higher price.

Law Enforcement says No Leads on Syed Farook’s iPhone

11:20 AM, Apr. 14th, 2016 · · News

Syed Farook's iPhone 5c is the ghost town of investigation leads

Last week I laid out the case for Syed Farook's work-issued iPhone 5c being a bust in the FBI's investigation into last December's San Bernardino mass shooting, and now law enforcement is saying the same. That means the FBI and DOJ were more than willing to toss aside the digital security for iPhone owners around the world to unlock a smartphone they reasonably knew wouldn't give them any useful information.

FBI Scores a Hollow Victory in Apple iPhone Unlocking Fight

5:50 PM, Apr. 11th, 2016 · · News

Court orders Apple to do what it already does to help FBI investigations

The FBI won what amounts to a hollow victory in its fight to force Apple to break its own iPhone encryption. A Federal Judge in Boston an order compelling Apple to help recover data from an iPhone, but stopped short of forcing the company to break its own encryption or hack the lockscreen passcode, effectively telling the company to do exactly what it already does to help out law enforcement agencies.

The Next Apple Watch is Coming in Spring. Or Fall. Maybe

11:19 AM, Apr. 11th, 2016 · · News

The second generation Apple Watch is coming this spring and it's going to be 40 percent thinner than the original model. Or, the

The second generation Apple Watch is coming this spring and it's going to be 40 percent thinner than the original model. Or, the new model is coming this fall and it'll have the same form factor as the original. What we really know about the second generation Apple Watch is that we don't really know anything yet.

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tl;dr: No one knows when the next Apple Watch is coming, or what features it'll have.