All of Google’s recent moves prove that, more than ever, Google wants to be more like Apple. It wants to make the same high-end products Apple delivers, it wants to create its own custom hardware for them, it wants to control the software experience, and it even wants to improve user privacy.
The Pixel phone series is a testament to that, the pinnacle of Google’s ambitions to date. We do expect Google to improve the Pixel in future years and actually become a decent iPhone alternative, as both Pixel series have had to deal with plenty of controversies.
iPhone X Plus, the bigger version Apple’s flagship phone, might become reality. While there isn’t a hint of any official report directly from Apple, a series of credible rumors started late last year. Even a very respected KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo chimed in, confirming Apple’s next move. Based on feedback from users of Reddit, Twitter, and other social platforms; it appears that Apple would give a solid incentive to convert the plus size iPhone users to the more expensive version. The market for bigger phones, sometimes called phablets, has become significant since Apple had introduced the iPhone 6 Plus version in September 2014, as a response to Samsung’s Galaxy Note [...]
Hours after Motherboard reported that the iBoot source code for iOS 9 had been leaked on GitHub, Apple has issued a response, significantly downplaying the severity of the leak. When the leak was first uncovered, panic set it almost immediately, with one security researcher going as far as to call it “the biggest leak in history.”
As Motherboard explains, iBoot is the program responsible for ensuring that the operating system of the device loads correctly. It’s the first process that runs when you boot up an iPhone or an iPad, and having it out in the open could potentially give hackers the ability to develop new exploits or jailbreaks for the software.
Apple’s iOS 11.3 will bring a brand new Battery Health menu to the Settings app that offers users information about the current state of the battery, as well as a way of stopping the operating system from toggling the speed of the handset. We’ve already shown you what that new menu looks like, but Apple shared more details about how the feature will work, and it also posted a number of images to help illustrate the new functions that will be enabled in the Battery Health menu.