Fast Company has reported that future versions of the Apple Watch will be adopting the solid-state side buttons layout, which is similar to the design that used on the iPhone 7 Home button. With Apple Watch's solid-state side buttons, combined with the Taptic Engine, it would provide precise haptic feedback when pressed.


Apple will stick with the Watch's current button configuration, with a button and a digital crown situated on one side of the device, but neither will physically click as before. Rather than reacting to the user's touch by physically moving back and forth, the new buttons will vibrate slightly under the fingertip, using the haptic effect Apple calls the Taptic Engine. (The digital crown will still physically rotate to navigate through content.)

The solid-state design could also enhance the waterproof performance of the Apple Watch and take up less space, whereas Apple could use it to improve the Watch's battery capacity or add other components. Besides, the company would also use these buttons as sensors to collect health-related information.

Fast Company believes that Apple Watch with solid-state side button support will be released as soon as this year, or it will be launched in 2019 at the latest. Following 2019, Apple may launch an Apple Watch without any buttons, and rather supports touch and swipe gestures.

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According to a supply chain source, who has predicted that three new upcoming iPhone models will be sporting with a new generation of Face ID technology, and there is no obvious change in the module size. Instead,  the main focus is on the algorithm processing—expected that there will be a 300% boost in reliability.


The source has also talked about the dual sim, a feature that’s specifically made for the Chinese market, which will be exclusively available for the high-end “iPhone X Plus” models. Additionally, The source claims that the device is already in production at the assembly line.

Apple is widely rumored to introduce three new iPhones this year: a second-generation of iPhone X model that looks identical the current model, a high-end and 6.5-inch OLED version called iPhone X Plus, as well as a low-cost LCD model that is measured at 6.1-inch.

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A new report comes from Nikkei claims that Apple is taking a "cautious approach" to iPhone shipments in 2018 compared to 2017 orders, in which the company asked its suppliers to cut around 20 percent fewer components for the 2018 iPhones.


”Apple is quite conservative in terms of placing new orders for upcoming iPhones this year," one of the four sources, who is in the supply chain, told the Nikkei Asian Review. "For the three new models specifically, the total planned capacity could be up to 20% fewer than last year's orders."

Notwithstanding iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X orders topped 100 million, the report suggests that shipments for the second-generation iPhone X, 6.5-inch OLED ‘iPhone X Plus’ and cheaper 6.1-inch LCD iPhone, are in the 80 million range, according to four sources speaking to Nikkei.

Nikkei's report, however, did stating that there will be three new iPhones arrange to ship in September 2018. Furthermore, the sources believed that Apple informed its supply chain to "prepare earlier" for this year’s OLED versions and ensuring that the devices won’t suffering from delayed problems.

Following the release of iOS 11.4 last week, Apple has just stopped signing iOS 11.3.1, which means you can’t downgrade to iOS 11.3.1 anymore. This appears in response to the recent jailbreak news regarding iOS 11.3.1.

Apple usually stops signing old versions following the release of a new update. This is Apple’s way of ensuring that users can experience the most recent version of iOS and thus have the latest security as well as performance improvements.


During the WWDC 2018 keynote, Apple mentioned that the installation rate for iOS 11 has surpassed 81%. It is believed that maintaining such a high installation rate should have something to do with the frequent closure of the signing channel for the older versions.

As far as jailbreak concerned, apparently, Electra Jailbreak would soon support iOS 11.3.1, according to the official website of the jailbreak tool. Thanks to the Ian Beer, who have released tfp0 exploit that enables iOS 11.3.1 to be jailbreakable.

First spotted by Patently Apple, a new class action lawsuit filed against Apple claims that all models of the Apple Watch have shared the same defect in which causes the display to "crack, shatter, or detach from the body of the watch.”

The Watches all contain the same defect and/or flaw, which causes the screens on the Watches to crack, shatter, or detach from the body of the Watch (the “Defect”), through no fault of the wearer, oftentimes only days or weeks after purchase.


According to court documents, as it claims that Apple has sold millions of watches with the defect throughout the United States, and "knew that the Watches were defective at or before the time it began selling them to the public,” but “failed to disclose the Defect.”

Move on, the lawsuit says that Apple has an internal policy to "deny the existence of the defect, claim the Defect is the result of “accidental damage” caused by consumers rather than the design flaw and provides no Warranty on the issues.

Further, Apple’s conduct, when confronted with the Defect, indicates that its internal policy is to deny the existence of the Defect, claim the Defect is the result of “accidental damage” caused by consumers, and then refuse to honor its Limited Warranty on those grounds.

Apple hasn’t yet commented on the matter. However, the company has acknowledged few issues with the Series 0-3 models, like the swollen batteries and markings on the display. The complaint is seeking damages of $5 million.

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Nothing resembles more futuristic and Star Trek than making AirDrop to instantly beam pictures, videos, contacts, Voice Memos, Map locations, and more to other devices. Now, with iOS 12, Apple introduced a way to let you share a password between devices with AirDrop. Here is how to do it.
  1. Go to the Settings app on your Home screen
  2. Scroll down until you see Passwords & Accounts
  3. Then tap on the Website & App Passwords. 
  4. From there, tap on the password field whatever your account is
  5. Choosing AirDrop and select a nearby device

Once you have AirDropped the password to a nearby device, the password will go straight into the same Passwords section in Settings, or a site that matches your chosen account, from there, you should notice the option to update it or cancel the process entirely.

Apple has announced macOS 10.14 and watchOS 5 during the WWDC Keynote on June 4th, the latest operating systems that are designed for Macs and Apple Watches. And now we have discovered some little tidbits that the company didn’t cover in the event...

The MacOS Mojave, which will be released later this year, will be the last version to support 32-bit apps. As early as 2007, Apple released OS X Leopard, the first Mac operating system to support 64-bit apps. According to Apple, macOS High Sierra released last year is the last macOS to support 32-bit without any compromise.


Safari now finally support for favicon in tabs, means you’ll see a website’s icon directly in its respective tab. Although some people think that this will only further confuse the tabbed interface, if you open many tabs, it can assist you to a website more easily. However, favicons are disabled by default and can be enabled via the Safari Preferences settings.

Other new macOS Mojave features including a new Lock Screen design with bigger image and font, custom accent colors that will take the result on menu button clicks, Software Update moves to System Preferences, instead of via Mac App Store, new DVD Player app that gets Touch Bar controls and a new icon. and will no longer support system-wide Facebook or Twitter logins.

As for watchOS 5, Weather app now shows UV index and wind speed data, and can now add cities to Weather and World Clock app, another neat change is that you can now to manually connect the Wi-Fi networks, while iOS 12's grouped notifications feature also applies to watchOS 5.
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