Tag: Apple

Are the Apple AirPods Pro really that good?

When Apple's latest earbuds, the AirPods Pro, hit the stores last Wednesday (Oct 30), customers went crazy, braving long queues patiently to purchase the US$249 (S$338) wireless earphones. The AirPods Pro is a more souped-up, upscale version of Apple's popular wireless earbuds. They cost way more—...

Gender neutral emojis hit screens in new Apple update

Apple has put out new gender neutral emojis of most of its people icons -- including punks, clowns and zombies -- as part of an update to its mobile operating system. The tech giant has offered growing numbers of inclusive emoji designs in recent years,...

Huawei CEO caught in airport carrying an Apple iPad

Looks like the top executive of Huawei is an Apple fanboy. Huawei CEO Ren Zhengfei was recently photographed at an airport security checkpoint. The photo depicts Ren packing up his belongings, as the airport security officer inspects what appears to be Ren's Apple iPad. The photo...

Apple’s Tim Cook defends move to pull out app tracking Hong Kong police

Apple pulled out a mapping app that tracked real-time movements of Hong Kong police vehicles, riot forces, and tear gas firing locations due to its alleged "violation of local laws and company guidelines." The app called HKmap.Live uses crowd sourced data through a Telegram bot, news...

Long, winding lines for Apple’s iPhone 11 Singapore launch

Singapore — Crowds of people lined up in long winding queues outside the Apple store on Orchard Road in eager anticipation of the iPhone 11. A line formed outside the store a day before the official launch date of the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro,...

Apple slams EU as epic court battle over tax bill begins

by Catherine KURZAWA Apple went on the offensive against Brussels in an EU court on Tuesday, fighting the European Commission's landmark order that the iPhone-maker reimburse Ireland 13 billion euros ($14 billion) in back taxes. The EU's tax demand, made three years ago, "defies reality and...

More than a week’s worth of work for the iPhone 11 Pro

Are you planning to buy the iPhone 11 upon its global release on Sept 20? Are you willing to give up more than a week's wages to do so? Picodi's iPhone affordability index compared countries' average monthly incomes to the local prices of the iPhone...

What you need to know about the new iPhone 11, including its lower price

Singapore—It’s that time of year again for Apple to unveil the product that basically changed the future of smartphones, the well-beloved iPhone, of course. The biggest surprise about the 2019 iteration of the iPhone is its price. On the lowest end of the three models...

Certain MacBook Pro models banned on Singapore airlines due to fire safety risk

Singapore—Some older models from Apple’s 15-inch MacBook Pro line of laptops have been banned from Singapore Airlines (SIA). Apple issued a voluntary recall of laptops sold from September 2015 and February 2017, since these units use a battery that could overheat and present the...

Apple’s MacBook Pro joins list of items banned from flying, certain units being recalled

Apple – Owners of any 15-inch macOS powered laptops now face the uncertainty of not being able to fly with their devices. On June 20, Apple released a recall for a limited number of older generation 15-inch MacBook Pro units stating that "the battery...