Apple has placed increased emphasis on device trade-ins in the last few years, with the company largely relying on third-party partners for its trade-in program, including Atlanta-based outfit Phobio in the United States. While many customers are satisfied with their trade-in experience, The Verge today reported that there has been an “alarming uptick” of online complaints about Phobio in the last few months. The report claims that many of these complaints have…

Google today announced new automation and web features coming to Google Assistant for Android and iOS, with the most notable feature for Apple users being the ability to locate a lost iPhone using the digital assistant. Android users have long been able to use the Google Assistant to trigger a sound for their smartphone if it got lost. That same ability, much like Apple’s own Find My system, is coming to the…

Amazon has today introduced its second-generation Echo Buds with a 21 percent smaller design and enhanced active noise cancellation. The second-generation Echo Buds introduce a white color option, and it is difficult to see past the clear design cues that Amazon has taken from the AirPods Pro‘s charging case, which looks almost exactly the same with an elongated design, a single centered LED, and a long groove to open the lid. Much…

The upcoming 2022 iPhone lineup will feature two 6.1-inch devices and two 6.7-inch devices, with no mini-sized 5.4-inch ‌iPhone‌, well-respected Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said in a note to investors that was seen by MacRumors. Two of the iPhones will be high-end models and two of the iPhones will be lower-end models, similar to the current iPhone 12 lineup. Apple introduced the 5.4-inch ‌iPhone‌ mini in the ‌iPhone 12‌ lineup and plans…

Following the overnight Siri leak and subsequent announcement that Apple will hold a media event on Tuesday, April 20, a new Twitter hashflag has appeared to help provide visibility for the event on the platform. For the last several recent events, Apple has utilized hashflags, which are little icons next to hashtags on Twitter, as a way to market its events. The company first started the tradition with “#AppleEvent” during the September…

Prior to its upcoming bench trial with Epic Games, Apple filed hundreds of pages of documents covering findings of fact, which include some interesting and previously unknown tidbits about ‌Epic Games‌. ‌Epic Games‌ planned its rebellion against Apple for at least two years ahead of when it opted to brazenly violate Apple’s App Store rules, with Apple’s ‌App Store‌ fees at the heart of the dispute. Epic is of the opinion that…

Last week, Apple announced the launch of its Find My network accessory program, allowing compatible third-party accessories to be tracked in the ‌Find My‌ app right alongside Apple devices. The first products that work with the Find My app will include the new Chipolo item tracker, new Belkin earbuds, and two electric bikes from VanMoof. Given that VanMoof is based in the Netherlands, Dutch website iCulture‘s editor-in-chief Gonny van der Zwaag was…

When iOS 14 launched, Apple announced a new Find My network accessory program designed for third-party accessory makers, and in April 2021, Apple launched the initiative. With the Find My network accessory program, third-party accessory makers can add Find My integration to their devices, allowing products to be tracked in the Find My app right alongside Apple devices. This guide covers everything that you need to know about the accessory program, from…

The Federal Communications Commission today called on people to test their internet speeds with the FCC Speed Test app to further its research into broadband availability through the Measuring Broadband America Program. The FCC says that the data collected on broadband network performance across the United States will help its efforts to provide improved coverage information to the public. “To close the gap between digital haves and have nots, we are working…

Rare discounts on the iPad mini 5 have cropped up today on Amazon, offering up to $69 off the 7.9-inch tablet. Sales start with the 64GB Wi-Fi model at $344.99, down from $399.00, available in Silver and Space Gray. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with some of these vendors. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running….