Okay, look. I’m not the first person to say this, and I certainly won’t be the last. But iOS 11 is bad. The new operating system has turned my phone into a bug-infested carcass of its former self, and the frustration of trying to use it sometimes makes me want to die, too.
It’s official. Apple’s 10th anniversary iPhone is finally here and it’s called the iPhone X. The phone’s bezels have been basically eliminated, and its screen is bigger. And returning to a design element from years past, the new phone has a glass back, something we haven’t seen since the iPhone 4s.
It’s iPhone day!
Last night was game one of the NBA finals, and anticlimactic as the game itself was there was no shortage of action off-court.
NCAA women’s basketball switched from halves to quarters two years ago, but Siri didn’t get the notice. Ask Apple’s digital assistant for a women’s tournament score, and she’ll excitedly inform you that the game was a thriller—going to double overtime.
Apple, a company that makes pretty good phones and computers, is diving into the world of original content for some reason. The company just released the first teaser trailer for its new show, “Planet of the Apps,” and the experience of watching it is similar to what I’d imagine being slowly lowered into a vat of acid…
Late this afternoon, Nilay Patel, the editor-in-chief of The Verge, published a post detailing the circumstances around the departure of Chris Ziegler, a founding member of the site. As it turns out, according to Patel, Ziegler had been pulling double duty as an employee of both The Verge and Apple.
On Wednesday, Mic published an extensive report on leaked internal emails from Apple employees that discussed the “sexist, toxic work environment” at the company. The anchor of the story, and the incident that apparently sparked an internal email thread among 12 employees, was an account by “Danielle” (a pseudonym),…
Last night, we discovered that typing the word “butt” into iOS 10's new, baked-in GIF search leads you to a certain My Little Pony in a fairly compromised position. Apple’s already corrected that particular oversight, but they’re not done yet—because the new Messages app is also hiding actual, very easy-to-find…
Did you update your phone to iOS 10 recently? I sure hope not—it’s a goddamn nightmare. But for those of you that didn’t heed my warning, should you decide to search the default (default!) GIF library for the word “butt,” you’ll find a sultry My Little Pony doing what no My Little Pony should ever do.
Yesterday, Apple released its latest major software update with iOS 10. As far as I can tell, the iteration exists only to cut my battery life in half, make my Messages app unusable, and trick me into downloading hundreds of cartoon Biebers and one George R. R. Martin. Reader, don’t be like me. Don’t update your…
Well, well, well. Apple, Inc., a cash-hoarding operation that occasionally does online strip shows, announced a new line of consumer electronics today. There are places to revel in the minutia of every last tech spec, but I promise that you are not interested in processors and megapixels nearly as much as the tech…
Most people just go along with whatever life hands them. No critical thought. For years I asked people, “Why do I need an iPhone?” Haven’t yet met the man nor woman who could give me a straight answer.
At approximately 1:00 p.m. today, in the year of our Lord 2016, Tim Cook defiled the memory of the late Steven “Steve” Paul Jobs with an abomination built of space-gray hubris. Today, Tim Cook discarded the iPhone headphone jack. And with that headphone jack, the soul of its creator went, too.
You probably already knew that Apple was announcing a new iPhone today, but did you know that it was planning to livetweet its announcement? And that in doing so, it kind of accidentally fucked over every tech blogger in the country? It’s the best gift Apple could have ever given us.
Gareth Clear was biking in Sydney this past weekend with his new iPhone 6 riding shotgun in his back pocket. After taking a “minor fall,” the 36-year-old cyclist says his iPhone exploded in his back pocket, melting away his biking shorts and causing third degree burns. Clear eventually needed surgery and a skin-graft.
If the proliferation of Mean Girls (released in 2004) memes on the Internet hasn’t convinced you that the nostalgia cycle is faster than ever, consider that early iPods and Apple promotional materials are now being marketed as classic collectors items—with Ebay values rivaling more traditional memorabilia from far…
I watched my first Apple keynote today. I enjoyed it, because it was a window into an amusing culture. But I did not see much that I wanted to throw money at, and you probably won’t either.
As it often does in the springtime, Apple is hosting a splashy event today, where everyone expects to see some new products. The most intriguing rumored new member of the family will be a 4-inch iPhone SE for people with tiny hands as well as a smaller iPad Pro for pretty much anyone with hands.