iphone

How iOS 14 will change your iPhone forever: Tech Support

Welcome to Tech Support, a segment where I, Dan Howley, serve as your intrepid guide through the sometimes confusing, often frustrating, world of personal technology.

Here, I answer all of your most pressing questions about the various gizmos, gadgets, and services you use in your everyday life.

Have a question of your own? Reach me on Twitter at @danielhowley or email me at [email protected]

Now, on to your questions. This week’s dilemma:

“How much will iOS 14 change my iPhone?”

Apple unveiled iOS 14 on Monday, and it’s set to bring some of the biggest changes to your iPhone in years. Now I know, change is scary. It’s the reason I’ve been using the same toothbrush for three years. Well, part of the reason. I’m also just very lazy.

But the updates to iOS 14 will dramatically improve your iPhone’s functionality. Curious as to what those improvements are? I’ve got

Read More

Apple CEO Tim Cook tried to teach me how to use iPhone

Berkshire Hathaway (BRK-A, BRK-B) CEO Warren Buffett, whose company is the largest stakeholder in Apple (AAPL), says he lacks the iPhone skills of a toddler despite a personal tutorial from the smartphone maker’s CEO Tim Cook.

“I went out to California, and Tim Cook very patiently spent hours trying to move me up to the level of the average two-year-old,” Buffett told Yahoo Finance’s editor-in-chief Andy Serwer in an exclusive interview on March 10 in Omaha, Nebraska. “And didn’t quite make it.”

But Buffett doesn’t hold it against Cook or his top-selling smartphone.

“We had a lot of fun. He is a terrific guy,” Buffett said. “Unbelievable product.”

Source: David Foster/Yahoo Finance

Berkshire Hathaway’s position in Apple was worth $73.7 billion as of Q4 2019, which is more than double the cost of the investment. Berkshire first invested in Apple in 2016.

Last May, Apple released an iPhone game

Read More

Why nobody on Wall Street really cares Apple is reportedly delaying new iPhone releases

If you’re Apple (AAPL), it pays to have gobs of cash and a gazillion of plugged in sell-side analysts obsessively covering your stock. That’s especially so right now amidst a global health pandemic that has crushed the global economy and has made buying a new $1,000-plus iPhone sometime this year seem silly (if not financially impossible for many).

Shares of the tech behemoth barely budged on Monday following a story in the Wall Street Journal that Apple would push back the production of its latest iPhones by roughly a month. Apple typically releases several new handsets in the fall just before the holiday shopping season.

The company is reportedly working on four new iPhones for release this year, some with 5G capability.

Two Apple spokesmen didn’t return Yahoo Finance’s request for comment on the WSJ report.

At first blush, one would think news of a delay of any kind for

Read More

Apple debuts low-cost iPhone SE starting at $399

Apple (AAPL) on Wednesday announced its long-anticipated sequel to its low-cost iPhone SE, which happens to be called the iPhone SE. Based on the design of the iPhone 8, the SE will start at $399 when it hits the market on April 24.

Unlike the current-generation iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max, the new SE will feature a smaller 4.7-inch Retina Display. The iPhone 11 comes with a 6.1-inch Liquid Retina panel, while the iPhone 11 Pro has a 5.8-inch Super Retina screen. The iPhone 11 Pro Max, meanwhile, sports a massive 6.7-inch Super Retina screen.

The iPhone SE is the spitting image of the iPhone 8 in design and shape, meaning it also includes Apple’s older, though much-loved, Touch ID fingerprint reader. Unfortunately, it also means the phone won’t include Apple’s Face ID face scanning technology.

Though the outside of the SE features the

Read More

Why Apple probably won’t launch its 5G iPhone on time: Tech

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Get Yahoo Finance Tech, a weekly newsletter featuring our original content on the industry, sent directly to your inbox every Wednesday by 4 p.m. ET. Subscribe

A man wearing face mask sits at an Apple Store in Hong Kong Wednesday, April 1, 2020. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

‘They get one shot’: Why Apple probably won’t launch its 5G iPhone on time: At its annual smartphone event in September, Apple appeared to be poised to launch its first 5G-capable iPhone — what is seen as its most important iPhone ever. But with the coronavirus outbreak scrambling global markets, China’s supply chains still dealing with issues, and millions out of work, the chances of Apple launching that phone on time are increasingly slim.

READ MORE

Coronavirus: Zoom under increased scrutiny as popularity skyrockets

Sheryl Sandberg on how Facebook is helping small and medium businesses

Read More