Plenty of Apple, iPhone, and iPad news gets released each week – but we know you’re busy, so we’ve got your back. Here, we’ve picked out some of the most notable things you should know from the past few days and summarized them for easy digestion. You’re welcome.
So please dig into this week’s Apple news bites, freshly sourced from all around the web. As ever, click through to read the full stories if you want to know more!
Apple’s share of the European smartphone market has fallen 17% since the same time last year, with Samsung making up much of that ground. Apple has held third place in this market for a while now, and while the premium-level iPhone will never be able to compete with budget Android handsets in terms of scale, it’s a little worrying that it’s market share has dropped so quickly in just a year.
AAPL plummetted 5% after the news of Trump’s new 10% tariff on goods imported from China, the assumption being that Apple would have either annoy customers with another price raise, or lower its bottom line by absorbing the new tax itself. Either way, the tariff has been delayed until December, meaning next month’s iPhone launch won’t be affected. In response, AAPL is back up 5%!
The official waterproof rating of the iPhone X states that it can be safely submerged to a depth of 1.5m for up to 30 minutes. Nowhere does Apple recommend losing your handset on the bottom of a lakebed – but that’s just what happened at a watersports venue in the UK. The iPhone was found by divers two days later, and switched straight back on without issue. Impressive stuff!
Hackers have developed a way to tap into your computer using a special Lightning cable that looks indistinguishable from the real deal. Such a cable can access files from your device when an iPhone or iPad is plugged in and the Trust This Computer pop-up is clicked. You probably don’t need to worry about your existing cables, but consider this a warning not to accept free chargers from suspicious parties!
Later this year, Apple will finally launch its long-awaited streaming service, Apple TV+. With it will come a whole host of originally programming that we know a little about, and Apple has dropped a mysterious teaser for one of its flagship shows. The Morning Show stars Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon as morning TV hosts, and though it looks somewhat promising, not everyone is sure it’ll be a hit.
Watch it here and make up your own mind.