Apple may be working on a new 4-inch iPhone, dubbed the iPhone 6C by the tech press, for an early 2016 release date. An unusual move for Apple, no doubt, but judging by the demand for a modern iPhone with a "classic" form factor, it may turn out be the smartest thing Apple could do.
Apple's iOS 7 introduced Jony Ive's redesigned flat interface and a slew of new features built around it. Then iOS 8 brought the Mac and the iPhone closer together with a bunch more feature additions, with more incremental updates on the way to add Watch into the mix. It looks like iOS 9 won't be packed to the gills with more new stuff, but will finally make sure all of it reliably works.
After a contentious year of debate over whether and how to implement smartphone "kill switches" -- applications that allow users to disable their lost or stolen devices remotely -- it looks like most smartphones will come with that option in an attempt to deter smartphone theft. Here's good news from Apple: They work.
U.S. Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) has garnered a reputation of questioning privacy implications for not only his constituents but for Americans across the country. With the release of the Samsung Galaxy S5, Franken wrote a letter to the company's executives regarding the smartphone's fingerprint scanner.