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iPhone users can share car keys in Wallet with non-iPhone users

Apple iPhone users with iOS 16.1 software can now share car keys in their Wallet with non-iPhone users, starting with Google Pixel devices. In the future, that capability will extend to other devices

More headaches for Apple in China as protests erupt at Foxconn

Two weeks after Apple warned of production delays in China amid heightened COVID-19 restrictions, the giant is facing more challenges as worker protests broke out at its largest manufacturing partner

Supported iPhones in the US and Canada can now contact emergency services via satellite

Months after it was announced at an event in September, Emergency SOS via satellite, Apple’s service for the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro that uses satellite to route emergency calls, launched to

Apple pledges $450M toward expanding the satellite infrastructure powering Emergency SOS

As a part of its Advanced Manufacturing Fund, Apple will invest $450 million in satellite network and ground stations to power Emergency SOS, its service for the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro lineups th

Apple earnings see iPhone revenues up, still short of forecast

Sometimes earnings leave you wondering how good is good enough. Take, for example, Apple’s Q4, which finds the iPhone maker beating Wall Street expectations overall but still seeing an extended trad

China’s smartphone shipments slumped 23% in Jan-Aug

Smartphone shipment is often seen as the bellwether of China’s consumer spending, and right now, the picture isn’t very rosy. The world’s largest market for smartphones shipped 175.1

Apple exec says future iPhones will comply with EU’s USB-C mandate

There has been a lot of consumer demand and regulatory push on Apple to change the iPhone’s charging port from the lightning connector to USB-C. Earlier this month, the European Parliament voted

PayPal rolls out support for passkeys on Apple devices

PayPal is making it easier to log in to its services — if you’re an Apple device user, that is. The payments giant today announced that it’s adding passkeys as a log in method for Pa

Apple Fitness+ is coming to iPhone iOS 16.1 on Oct. 24

Next Monday, October 24, Apple Fitness+ is coming to iPhones with iOS 16.1, so users in 21 countries can use the service without needing to buy an Apple Watch. Apple also announced today an Artist Spo

Google Messages adds reaction support for iPhone texts and in-app reminders

Google has left no stones unturned in pushing Apple to adopt the Rich Communication Services (RCS) that the search giant argues will improve cross-platform communication. With little to no luck so far

YouTube Music rolls out iOS 16 lock screen widget ‘Recently Played’

Following the launch of Apple’s iOS 16 update, Google’s YouTube Music becomes the latest to introduce an iOS 16 Lock Screen widget. “Recently Played” can be added to a user’s lock screen

Belkin’s $30 Continuity Camera accessory is now available for MagSafe iPhones

Continuity Camera was one of the odder additions that arrived in the last round of Apple operating system updates. It seemed like an awkward fix to a longstanding issue with Mac webcams, clipping your

Apple offers a deeper dive into crash detection

Apple’s recent hardware events have been punctuated by a touch of doom and gloom. It’s a tonal shift from the usual celebratory nature of these presentations — all by design, of course. The

Living with Apple’s iPhone 14 Plus

What constitutes a big phone in 2022? It’s been a moving target for a number of years now — albeit a target that has been steadily moving in a single direction. It’s tough to determine the e

Apple reportedly readjusts iPhone 14 production targets after slow demand

Apple’s new iPhone 14 lineup isn’t proving to be as popular as the company would have hoped for. So it is readjusting its production targets by cutting down additional orders for the devic

Apple to move 25% iPhone production to India by 2025, 20% iPad and Apple Watch to Vietnam, analysts say

Apple began assembling some of its devices in India and Vietnam a few years ago, slowly cutting its reliance on China. The Cupertino-giant is now gearing up to make the two nations key global manufact

How to set up eSIM on your new iPhone 14

Apple has had support for eSIM since the iPhone Xs/XR, but this year it is going all in by ditching the physical SIM card slot for all iPhone 14 versions sold in the U.S. While models sold in other co

Adobe buys Figma, Uber gets hacked, and Google shrinks Area 120

Hello, friends! Welcome back to Week in Review, the newsletter where we quickly sum up the most read TechCrunch stories from the last sevenish days. The goal? Even if you’ve had a busy week, a q

iOS 16 users are getting creative with the new background removal feature for photos

We said this a couple of months ago, and we’re sticking to it now: the new background removal and image cutout feature is the most fun thing to come out of iOS 16. Yes, Lock Screen widgets and c

‘Top Widgets’ soars to No. 1 on the App Store, displacing BeReal, as iOS 16 customization takes off

As iOS 16 Lock Screen customization takes off, an iPhone personalization app called Top Widgets has soared to the No. 1 spot on the U.S. App Store’s top free apps list, displacing BeReal. The Si
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