Disney CEO and former Apple board member Bob Iger has a new book coming out later this month, and ahead of its release, Vanity Fair has shared some key excerpts about Steve Jobs, who was Iger’s close friend. When Iger first took over as CEO of Disney, the relationship between the two companies was strained due to Jobs’ disagreements with Michael Eisner and the end of a deal that had seen Disney…

Apple’s vice president of communications, Steve Dowling, is leaving the company after 16 years, reports Recode. Dowling in 2014 took over from Katie Cotton, Apple’s former PR lead who left the company. Since then, he’s been running Apple’s PR team. Dowling first joined Apple in 2003, serving as Apple’s head of corporate public relations under Katie Cotton until assuming the vice president position after Cotton’s departure. In a memo to staff, Dowling…

There was some mixed information about the RAM in the new 2019 iPhone models, which has led to confusion over the course of the last week. Benchmarks of the new iPhones have continually listed 4GB of RAM in all iPhone 11, 11 Pro, and 11 Pro Max devices, but a rumor sourced from a certification database suggested there was 6GB RAM in the iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max. That led to…

Apple’s new 2019 iPhone lineup uses modems from Intel rather than Qualcomm, PCMag confirmed today thanks to the devices’ field test screens. We already expected Apple to use Intel modems in the iPhone 11 and 11 Pro because Apple’s renewed relationship with Qualcomm came too late in the year for it to swap over to Qualcomm modems, so PCMag‘s news isn’t a huge surprise, but it’s useful to have confirmation. PCMag says…

A U.S. District Judge in San Jose today certified a class action lawsuit that accuses Apple of using “inferior” refurbished products as replacements for its AppleCare and AppleCare+ protection plans despite promising consumers new or equivalent to new replacements. [PDF] The class action lawsuit was first filed against Apple in July 2016 by customers in California who were unhappy that their iPhones and iPads were replaced by refurbished devices under Apple’s AppleCare…

Likely-accurate battery and RAM specifications for the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max have surfaced in filings submitted to Chinese regulatory agency TENAA and uncovered by MacRumors. Apple has filed many products with TENAA over the years, as legally required, and the listings have proven reliable on multiple occasions. Last year, for example, accurate battery capacities and RAM in the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR…

Apple provided iPhone 11, 11 Pro, and 11 Pro Max review units to members of the media following its September 10 event, and today, those reviews were published, giving us some insight into the new devices. Apple this afternoon highlighted several of the reviews, focusing on the positives of the iPhones, including the upgraded camera tech and the improved battery life. Apple shared key passages from sites that include TechCrunch, The Verge,…

Apple has signed a deal for an adaptation of “The Mosquito Coast” set to star Justin Theroux, reports Variety. “The Mosquito Coast” is based on the 1981 novel of the same name by Paul Theroux, Justin Theroux’s uncle. Image via Variety The novel is told from the viewpoint of 14-year-old main character Charlie Fox and focuses on his father, Allie, who is an inventor. Allie becomes critical of American consumerism and culture,…

Apple has begun shipping out iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max, and Apple Watch Series 5 orders ahead of Friday’s launch date, ensuring customers will receive their devices on time. Apple hasn’t updated its own order system and many orders will say “Preparing to Ship” until later in the week, but customers in the United States who are receiving their devices via UPS can use the UPS My Choice…

The non-profit Wi-Fi Alliance today announced the release of the Wi-Fi 6 certification program, noting that devices with the Wi-Fi 6 Certified logo will meet the “highest standards for security and interoperability.” Wi-Fi 6, aka 802.11ax, delivers faster speeds, greater network capacity, improved power efficiency, lower latency, and connectivity improvements in areas with several Wi-Fi devices. Wi-Fi 6 devices also must support WPA3, the latest version of the Wi-Fi security protocol with…