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Recent articles by Mikey:

'AirPods Studio' rumored to feature head and neck detection

Apple's widely rumored over-the-ear headphones, tentatively dubbed "AirPods Studio," will boast a few novel features including head and neck detection, according to a report on Monday. → Read More

Apple's iPhone 11 captures 68% of India's 'ultra-premium' smartphone market

While Apple has yet to make substantial inroads into India's mainstream smartphone market, the tech giant's latest flagship iPhones continue to dominate top-tier category sales. → Read More

Samsung to launch 'innovative' physical debit card this summer

Following in the footsteps of Apple Card, and in the shadow of a rumored debit card solution from Google, Samsung on Thursday announced plans to field a physical debit card product in partnership with finance company SoFi. → Read More

Apple's first Mini LED product might not launch until Q1 2021

Apple's first product to integrate Mini LED display technology might see a later-than-expected launch timeline due to setbacks caused by the coronavirus pandemic, according to new research from TF Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. → Read More

Facebook SDK update caused multiple iOS apps to instantly crash

A number of popular iOS apps, including TikTok, Pinterest and Spotify, were impacted by an update to Facebook's SDK, software that many developers rely on to streamline the user login process. → Read More

Apple extends dominant smartwatch market lead in Q1

Apple Watch extended its lead over smartwatch market competitors during the first quarter of 2020, according to new statistics from research firm Strategy Analytics, with Apple's wearable now accounting for more than 55% of the whole. → Read More

Judge calls for settlement hearing in patent case involving ex-Apple engineer

Darren Eastman, a former Apple engineer who is suing the company over allegations that he was not properly credited on key patents related to Find My and Passbook functionality, last week bolstered his case with additional evidence, leading the judge presiding over the case to call for a settlement conference. → Read More

Apple's Mobility Trends Reports adds additional regions, all 50 US states covered

Apple this week expanded the dataset of its Mobility Trends Reports tool to include hundreds of new cities and sub-regions, allowing researchers to better study the effects of COVID-19 on personal and public transportation. → Read More

Most Australian Apple Stores to reopen this week

Apple on Monday announced plans to reopen its retail fleet in Australia, with the tech giant set to return 21 out of 22 outlets to limited operating status on May 7. → Read More

CDC contact tracing recommendations give nod to Apple-Google approach

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention this week published a paper outlining key features public health organizations should look for in a COVID-19 contact tracing platform, with the recommendations closely following methodology implemented in Apple and Google's exposure notification system. → Read More

Apple executive Cynthia Hogan to help vet Biden's VP pick

Cynthia Hogan, Apple's vice president for public policy and government affairs, is part of a four-person committee tasked with vetting potential running mates for presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden. → Read More

Apple iPhone shipments see steep decline in Q1, analysts estimate

While Apple managed to exceed Wall Street expectations to post an all-time quarterly earnings record for the first calendar quarter of 2020, a period heavily impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, sales of its most important product, iPhone, slumped. → Read More

Apple retail chief expects more stores to reopen in May

Apple in an internal video to employees on Monday outlined upcoming plans for its retail stores, most of which are closed due to COVID-19, saying the company will likely reopen "many more" brick-and-mortar locations in May. → Read More

Apple says iOS Mail vulnerabilities do not pose immediate threat, patch coming

Apple on Thursday responded to reports concerning the discovery of two zero-day vulnerabilities found in its Mail app for iOS, saying the unpatched flaws do not pose an immediate threat to users. → Read More

Apple employees with kids feel overworked despite internal support efforts

Apple in April promised to develop flexible work solutions for employees with children who are working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic, but a report on Thursday notes some parents are still feeling the pinch. → Read More

France asks Apple to disable iOS security feature for national contact tracing app

France is working to release a contact tracing app to monitor the spread of COVID-19, but Apple's built-in iOS security features currently prevent the software from functioning. → Read More

Apple Music bested by Spotify, Pinterest in 'brand intimacy' study

Marketing research firm MBLM in a "brand intimacy" study released month found Apple Music regained ground in the apps and social platforms segment after placing fifth in last year's study. → Read More

Apple wins dismissal of lawsuit claiming it 'broke' FaceTime on older iPhones

A Florida court on Monday dismissed a consumer lawsuit that alleged Apple purposely "broke" the FaceTime feature on iPhone 4 and 4S models in a supposed cost-saving measure, judging the complaint is barred by statute of limitations. → Read More

A12Z chip in 2020 iPad Pro confirmed to be recycled A12X

A closer look into Apple's A12Z system-on-chip processor, introduced with the latest iPad Pro series in March, confirms the silicon is indeed a re-binned A12X from 2018. → Read More

Apple challenges VoIP-Pal's latest patent suit, claims asserted IP is invalid

Apple on Friday countered a renewed legal pursuit from VoIP-Pal, an entity that leverages voice over IP patents against larger technology firms, saying it does not infringe on the patent-in-suit and attests the property's claim are invalid. → Read More