1. AlphaAtlas

    Apple Confirms That the T2 Chip Blocks User Repairs

    Last month, we reported that Apple's "T2" chip would block repairs of Apple products, citing documents obtained by Motherboard. But iFixit got their hands on a Macbook Pro around that same time, and found that they could switch displays and logic boards without the T2 chip locking them out...
  2. cageymaru

    Alibaba Sets E-Commerce Record with Singles Day Shopping Festival

    Alibaba has set a new e-commerce sales record on China's 11.11 or Singles Day as over $30.8 billion was spent during the event. It took the online retail portal 85 seconds to hit $1 billion in sales. Sales increased 27% over last year and more than 1 billion delivery orders were processed. In...
  3. AlphaAtlas

    New Mac Mini and Macbook Air are Surprisingly Repairable

    Apple's devices have been getting more difficult to repair every year, and they've even taken legal action against unauthorized repairs. However, 2 recent teardowns on iFixit suggest that Apple might be backing down a little. While the new Macbook Air still has soldered RAM and flash, iFixit was...
  4. AlphaAtlas

    Apple Shifts XR Production to Older iPhones

    A report by Nikkei Asian Review suggests that Apple's $749 "budget" iPhone XR is not as popular as expected. A "source familiar with the situation" said "For the Foxconn side, it first prepared nearly 60 assembly lines for Apple's XR model, but recently uses only around 45 production lines as...
  5. AlphaAtlas

    Apple Stops Reporting Unit Sales Amid Strong Earnings

    Apple announced that year-on-year quarterly earnings were up nearly 20% in their latest earnings call. While total device sales were relatively flat, Apple's big price bumps more than made up for it. VentureBeat pointed out that Apple isn't keen on advertising these relatively flat sales, as...
  6. cageymaru

    Smartphone Manufacturers Are Ready to Embrace the Fold-able Phone

    Five of the world's smartphone makers have been applying for patents related to fold-able smartphones. The reasoning behind this move is that many consumers don't see the need to upgrade to the newest model of smartphone nowadays, so manufacturers are afraid that sales will start to lag. Also...
  7. AlphaAtlas

    Apple Devices Bricked By Helium Leak

    One day, when Erik Wooldridge was installing some GE MRI Machines at Morris Hospital, he started getting calls claiming that cell phones and Apple Watches the building weren't working. At first, he thought the MRI machine must have generated some kind of EMP, but other medical devices and...
  8. cageymaru

    Apple Revitalizes the iPad Lineup and Announces New Mac Mini and MacBook Air

    Apple has announced new models in the company's iPad lineup. The iPad Pro will come in 11-inch and 12.9-inch form factors with new features such as slimmer sides for edge-to-edge viewing, faster processors, Face ID, and an upgraded back camera. The product line will feature the A12X Bionic...
  9. cageymaru

    Apple iOS 12 Disables 'GrayKey' iPhone Hack Used by Governments Around the World

    Apple has successfully blocked the "GrayKey" hack that allowed law enforcement and governments around the world unfettered access to passcodes on Apple devices running iOS. Devices running iOS 12 and above can only have metadata such as file structure and unencrypted files accessed by Grayshift...
  10. cageymaru

    Tim Cook Slams Data Collection as 'Weaponized Against Us with Military Efficiency'

    Apple CEO Tim Cook's impassioned speech at a privacy conference in Brussels slammed data collection companies for committing surveillance on their users to fuel oppressive regimes and monetary gains from selling private user data. Tim Cook says, "We shouldn't sugarcoat the consequences. This is...
  11. AlphaAtlas

    Italy Fines Apple and Samsung for Performance Degrading Updates

    Reuters reports that Italy's anti-trust watchdog accused Apple and Samsung of releasing software updates that degrade device performance. Both companies were slapped with a 5 million Euro fine, which works out to about $5.7 million USD, and Apple was fined an additional 5 million for "failing to...
  12. cageymaru

    GasBuddy App Causes iPhone Woes

    The GasBuddy app is allegedly causing a black screen accompanied by a spinning wheel to appear on iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPhone XS, and iPhone XS Max devices according to leaked Apple documents. After the wheel of death appears, the phones become unresponsive. Apple Genius Bar...
  13. cageymaru

    Apps Can Track Your Every Move Even After Uninstalling Them in iOS and Android

    The intentions of app developers are difficult to gauge sometimes. They can invent wonderful software that makes you wonder how you ever lived without it, or they can create privacy nightmares at the same time. Adjust, AppsFlyer, MoEngage, Localytics, and CleverTap are app developers that...
  14. AlphaAtlas

    Macs Could Jump to ARM in 2020

    TSMC is already making all of Apple's 7nm iPhone chips, and a new report by analyst Ming-Chi Kuo suggests that TSMC will remain their sole supplier in 2019 and 2020. That isn't a huge surprise, as TSMC, Samsung, and Intel are the only bleeding edge foundries left. Intel is suffering from...
  15. karsten

    FS: Apple iPhone 6 16GB Space Gray AT&T with accessories

    ****runs on AT&T**** SOLD $75 shipped phone is in good condition imei clean icloud clean comes with genuine lightning cable, a/c plug and earbuds. also comes with red leather flip case battery replaced recently no sim card
  16. AlphaAtlas

    TSMC Will Make All of Apple's A13 Chips

    Sources tell Digitimes that TSMC will the the sole supplier of Apple's 7nm A13 chips in 2019. With Globalfoundries out of the leading edge process game, that means AMD, Nvidia, and other chip designers like Mediatek and Huawei will have to share TSMC's 7nm production capacity with the 800 pound...
  17. AlphaAtlas

    Apple's T2 Chips Prevent User Repairs

    According to documents obtained by Motherboard, new Macbook Pros and iMac Pros can't be repaired or modified without authorization from Apple. Both of the company's new computers contain a "T2" chip that handles storage, facial recognition, the touch bar, and the fingerprint sensor, among other...
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    FS: Apple Watch Series 2 Stainless Steel 42mm

    SOLD $155 Shipped Includes box and black band, screen is in perfect condition. stainless steel has some light scratches but I'm sure could be buffed out. Click here for full sized images
  19. cageymaru

    Apple Ships Laptops with Intel Management Engine Enabled

    Apple has shipped laptops with the Intel ME or "manufacturing mode" enabled. Intel practices "security through obscurity" where corporations such as Apple have to sign a NDA before using certain software packages in an attempt to protect intellectual property. Normal users would never know...
  20. cageymaru

    Apple's Hardware-Centric Focus Keeps It from Growth in Emerging Technologies

    Apple has remained a hardware-centric company but supply chain makers in Taiwan have begun questioning the company's business model. Competitors of Apple are branching off into emerging tech such as IoT, cloud service and AI to shore up their portfolios. This is in stark contrast to Apple...
  21. cageymaru

    U.S. International Trade Commission Judge Declines to Ban iPhone Imports

    It seems that Apple has won another round of the ongoing Qualcomm vs Apple dispute about alleged patent infringement. A U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) judge refused to ban Apple iPhone products from being sold in the U.S. even though he ruled that they infringed on one of Qualcomm's...
  22. AlphaAtlas

    Teenage Apple Hacker Escapes Conviction

    An Australian teenager who hacked into Apple's servers, and had access to them for about a year, pleaded guilty without getting any jail time. Instead, he got away with an 8 month probation sentence. The now 19 year old boy has been accepted into a university to study criminology and cyber...
  23. cageymaru

    Qualcomm Accuses Apple of Stealing Trade Secrets for Rival Intel

    Qualcomm has accused Apple of stealing "vast swaths" of trade secrets to assist Qualcomm's rival Intel in fixing engineering flaws and to increase the performance of Intel's lower quality modem chipsets used in the iPhone. Qualcomm wants to amend its original allegations in its lawsuit to...
  24. AlphaAtlas

    Apple A12 Gets a Die Shot

    Techinsights just updated their iPhone Xs Max teardown with a die shot of Apple's A12. The chip comes packaged with Micron LPDDR4x SDRAM, and has an area of 83.27 square millimeters, which is slightly smaller than the A11. Proportionally, the chip appears to be similar to the A11, with the big...
  25. cageymaru

    How to Connect an Oculus Rift to the VirtualLink Port on an NVIDIA GeForce RTX Series

    According to testing by Reddit users, the USB-C VirtualLink port on the new NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 can be used with the Oculus Rift VR headset. Reddit user TheDecn accomplished this by using Apple's USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter to hook his Oculus Rift to the VirtualLink port on his RTX...
  26. cageymaru

    Huawei Trolls iPhone Fans with Free Power Banks and "You'll Need It" Message

    Huawei's marketing team was truly ingenious with a recent campaign targeting Apple fans camping outside of Apple Stores overnight in anticipation of the iPhone XS and XS Max product launches. They gave away Huawei power banks to 200 lucky Apple fans with the message 'Here's a power bank...
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  28. cageymaru

    Fixjeiphone NL Presents the World's First Teardown of the Apple iPhone XS

    Fixjeiphone NL has performed the world's first tear down of the new iPhone XS. The article explains all of the parts inside of the smartphone and improvements made to the design in comparison to the iPhone X. Make sure to enable the English subtitles in the video. Battery (capacity): we can...
  29. AlphaAtlas

    Apple is Giving Users a Trust Score

    Venture Beat reports that Apple is giving its users "trust scores" based on how they use their devices. The updated privacy policy says that calls and emails will be used to determine the score. An Apple correspondent told Venture Beat that the system is intended to fight iTunes fraud, and that...
  30. AlphaAtlas

    Apple is Deleting Purchased Movies from iTunes

    A Canadian Twitter user who purchased several movies from iTunes found that 3 of the movies weren't in his library anymore. Upon contacting technical support, they said the movies are "not available" in the Canadian iTunes store, and gave him a meager voucher for 2 movie rentals, worth a...
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    Apple iPhone X 64GB - Factory Unlocked

    Apple iPhone X 64GB, purchased directly from Apple in December 2017 - store receipt available to verify. This is model # A1865 so it works on all carriers. The phone is in perfect condition (no dents, scuffs, or scratches anywhere) and it still has plenty of time left on it's original one year...
  32. cageymaru

    Tech Corporations to Testify Before the US Senate About Data Privacy Practices

    Representatives from multiple internet based businesses and ISPs are scheduled to testify about their consumer data privacy practices before the U.S. Senate. This is being done so that lawmakers can eventually draft new laws to protect consumer data privacy. "U.S. Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.)...
  33. AlphaAtlas

    Apple Special Event is Streaming Live

    Apple is streaming a "Special Event" starting at noon CDT. Rumor has it that Apple will unveil new iPhone models and various other iDevices at the event, which isn't exactly a stretch since Apple does this every year. Interestingly, Apple is also streaming the event on Twitter, which they...
  34. AlphaAtlas

    Apple Leaks Unnanounced iPhones

    Apple leaked the names, screen sizes, and colors of the unannounced 2018 iPhone lineup. The iPhone XS will feature a 5.8 inch screen, while the XS Max has a 6.5 inch display. Both phones come with 64GB, 256GB, and 512GB storage options. The iPhone XR, which is rumored to be a low cost iPhone...
  35. karsten

    FS: 2009 4,1->5,1 Mac Pro 8 cores 2.66GHz

    Selling a dual processor 2009 Mac Pro that's been flashed to 5,1 latest Mojave EFI. 8 cores 2.66GHz 24GB RAM 8800GT BT/WiFi SSD adapter $sold It has one bent foot but sits level.
  36. AlphaAtlas

    Apple Becomes Most Shorted Stock on Wall Street

    Ahead of tomorrow's product launches, AFR reports that Apple has become the most shorted stock in the US. Investors already have about $10 billion USD hedged against the company's future, surpassing recent bets against Tesla and Amazon. The shorts come amid a public complaint that tariffs...
  37. cageymaru

    Apple App Store Jewel "Adware Doctor" Pilfered Phone Data to Send to China

    The Adware Doctor app occupied the front page of the Apple App Store as the #4 highest rated app, but it had a dark secret. Instead of removing viruses and malware from iOS devices, it was collecting all browser history, app store purchases, and more to bundle into an encrypted file to be sent...
  38. DooKey

    Netflix is the Latest Company to Try Bypassing Apple’s App Store

    Netflix is wanting to join companies like Epic, who dumped Google Play, and bypass the Apple App Store. They are testing a way for their customers to register and pay for Netflix without using the Netflix app. While they are at it they are also looking to skirt the commissions from Google Play...
  39. DooKey

    Apple Hired Scores of Ex-Tesla Employees This Year, and not Just for its Car Project

    Apple is hiring lots of Tesla engineers lately and not all of them are working on the Apple car. Many of these engineers are getting one-and-a-half times the salary they were earning at Tesla and they like the leadership better at Apple. Some of the other projects they are working on are...
  40. DooKey

    Apple makes Facebook Pull Its Spyware(ish) VPN From the App Store

    It appears Apple has changed their App Store rules and no longer allows an app to collect information about other apps installed for purposes of advertising/marketing. This rule change put Facebook's Onavo VPN app on the naughty list and Apple let them save face and pull it voluntarily before...