If you happen to be reading this from somewhere in the great white north of Canada, we've got a special recap for you today, with the bulk of our news coming right out of that country. Of course, if you were hoping Verizon would come up there and save your wireless industry, think again -- then read on for all the details.
As two-factor authentication becomes more widespread, users start relying more on apps like Google Authenticator, which thankfully received a much-needed facelift — and, less thankfully, one show-stopping bug.
Well, that was quick. Earlier this week we reported that Apple might be rolling out its trade-in program sometime next month, but as CNBC reports, it's actually effective in Apple retails stores today. Much as we've seen with Best Buy's popular trade-in program over the summer, iPhone users can trade in their old iPhones for a gift card, which will then be used toward the purchase of a new Apple smartphone with a two-year contract.
If it seems like it's been months since Apple released anything new, it's because it has. With the exception of a MacBook Air refresh in June, nothing new has emerged from Cupertino since last October, when the iPad mini made its debut. But autumn is nearly upon us, which promises to bring a bevy of goodies for the holiday shopping season, not least of all the new iPhone. Or iPhones, as a series of increasingly convincing leaks and rumors have seemingly revealed. With an official unveiling (possibly) on the near horizon, we've pulled together the most believable rumors and reports we've heard so far, and boiled them down to a list of what we're likely see in the coming weeks.
While few outside of Apple's Cupertino headquarters truly know what the company has in store for the iPhone with the rumored September 10 event, at least one analyst weighs in on how things might shake out for a possible family of handsets.
Rumors and leaks are heating up and you know what that means: pure speculation! Fakes! A slowly growing fever pitch of excitement as we get closer and closer to the big day. If the 9/10 predictors are right, we'll be seeing Apple invites pretty soon, but only time will tell. That, and a MacLife columnist goes Android rogue — GASP!!!
Sometimes you want to stay grounded at your desk and this week's Mac refurbs will do the trick at some very nice prices that leave you some walking-around money. Of course, sometimes you need portability, and these brand new MacBooks can fill that void at great prices too. And if you need some accessories, well, you know we've got those to spare.
We're getting closer and closer to Apple's fall event, which means more rumors are cropping up, leaks are making headlines, claimed leaks are competing for news cycle oxygen, and jockeying for a little time on Apple's hobby TV box thingamajig is becoming more interesting. Did you miss any of that this week? Well, climb aboard, kids, because we're gonna do the news in ten.
If BusinessInsider is to be believed, we still don't have any concrete idea as to when the so-called "budget" iPhone will ship, but we at least have a name for it. According to what the publication identifies as an in-the-know source who doesn't actually work for Apple, the long-anticipated phone will be called the iPhone 5C. Here's to hoping that the "C" doesn't just stand for "cheap."
It seems like every week a new rumor (or three) about what Apple may be up to surfaces, but few of them come with the credibility of today's Wall Street Journal report claiming bigger iOS devices could be in the works.