The debate over privacy and security continues to swirl around Apple's legal battle with the FBI over iPhone encryption. In the meantime, observers are looking forward to two new iPhone designs this year. Details surrounding the upcoming iPhone SE and iPhone 7 continue to surface. Continue reading for more details on the top Apple news of the week.
Apple may finally take the plunge into TV production, with reports of a series starring Dr. Dre in the works. Besides original programming, the company is also set to announce the iPad Air 3 and an upgraded 4-inch iPhone. Both new devices could launch quickly after the official announcement in mid-March. Instagram fans can now easily switch between accounts, and Facebook fans can upload Live Photos. Here are some of the highlights in Apple news this week, including a record dividend for AAPL shareholders.
The week in Apple news brought more reports detailing next generation products in the pipeline. Throughout the coming year, the iPhone 7, iPad Air 3 and iPhone 6c are all set to launch. Design changes and upgraded internal hardware will update most of Apple's mobile products. Super Bowl 50 will be widely accessible on iOS devices this evening, and Nintendo has a secret iOS app in the works. Here are more details on the week in Apple news.
Speculation surrounding the next generation 4-inch iPhone continues, with more iPhone 6c leaks surfacing online. Existing devices received a minor iOS 9.2.1 update, bringing no new features but fixing a long list of security vulnerabilities in iOS 9.2. Apple Pay already works in China, and in Apple Watch news the exclusive Hermès collection can now be purchased online. Also, the iPhoneFAQ is looking for writers to join our team! Get details in the latest news roundup below.
A 4-inch iPhone has allegedly made its way into the wild thanks to an unnamed source at Foxconn. M.I.C. Gadget has posted a short 40-second video to YouTube featuring the rumored device. The video doesn't show much, just someone flipping the device around revealing the device's SIM card tray and its iPhone 6-like design. It is unknown if the video is real or fake, but it's the first big purported Apple leak of 2016.