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On this week's episode of the AppleInsider Podcast, a new rumor claims that the iPhone 15 battery may be giant, Meta's Twitter-rival Threads has launched to success but also privacy concerns, and more!AppleInsider on ThreadsIt's a shame that Threads is made by Facebook, and so comes with a history of privacy concerns and an App Store "nutrition label" that's enough to turn you vegan. But right from launch it's been a bigger success than other Twitter alternatives like Mastodon, and by a long, long way. Read more...
Twitter's attorneys are already threatening the nascent Threads with a lawsuit for stealing trade secrets and misuse of intellectual property.The letter, sent by the Quinn Emanuel law firm, claims that Twitter has "serious concerns that Meta Platforms has engaged in systematic, willful, and unlawful misappropriation of Twitter's trade secrets and other intellectual property."Allegedly, Meta has hired dozens of former Twitter employees, intentionally, and with the intent of using Twitter's trade secrets to make the platform. The letter, provided to Semafor
Meta today officially launched Threads, the new social media app that it has been working on as an alternative to Twitter. Threads was meant to launch on Thursday, but the company pushed it live early due to the excitement surrounding its debut. Threads is described as "Instagram's text-based conversation app," and it is unmistakable as a Twitter clone. With the app, users can post "Threads" that other users can reply to, with Threads from followers showing up in a main timeline. Meta is linking Threads to Instagram, which means Instagram usernames port over to Threads and Instagram users have the option to follow the same people they follow on Instagram.Threads is where communities come together to discuss everything from the…
The iPhone SE 4 has reportedly been delayed by another year, over continuing concerns about OLED quality from a new Apple supplier.Previous iPhone SE modelsThe rumored iPhone SE 4 has been on, off, and back on again in various forms including as a not-for-sale engineering test. Now The Elec says that the low-cost iPhone is coming, but that it has been delayed. Read more...
Apple's market capitalization has once again hit $3 trillion as the company's shares opened at $191.78 this morning, up just over 1% compared to yesterday's closing price. It has been nearly 18 months since Apple very briefly hit the milestone in January 2022 before declining along with the overall market. At the beginning of this year, Apple's value dipped below $2 trillion, but the company's shares have risen 53% so far this year, pushing them back to all-time highs in recent days. Reaching the $3 trillion market capitalization milestone again has required a slightly higher share price than it did 18 months ago as Apple has continued to aggressively buy back its stock, reducing the overall share count of the…
Developers can create Apple Vision Pro apps that take over a user's whole vision, but if that user moves a certain distance, Apple will switch off the app.An example of a fully immersive Vision Pro app. (Source: Apple)Apple doesn't tend to talk about fully Virtual Reality (VR) in regards to its Vision Pro headset, but the device is capable of it. What it's more likely to be used for, though, is what Apple calls a "fully immersive experience." Read more...
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