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2016

3rd-gen Apple TV departs Apple retail, remains at big-box stores

Thursday September 08, 2016

Even though Apple didn't update last year's fourth generation Apple TV at Wednesday's "See You on Sept. 7" event, the three-year-old third generation Apple TV is being pulled from its store shelves -- but other big box retailers aren't doing the same, yet.

How the Apple Watch Series 2's 'swim-proof' technology works

Thursday September 08, 2016

At its press event on Wednesday, Apple made a big deal out of the Apple Watch Series 2 being "swim-proof" -- here's how the technology operates, and what its limitations are.

Stereo sound on iPhone 7 uses standard speaker plus earpiece in landscape mode

Thursday September 08, 2016

Apple's new stereo sound implementation on the iPhone 7 series of phones utilizes the bottom speaker in conjunction with a balanced earphone on the device, instead of a second edge-mounted speaker.

Watch: Hands-on video with Apple's jet black glossy iPhone 7

Thursday September 08, 2016

The highly anticipated iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus were unveiled in San Francisco this week, and AppleInsider was there for a hands-on look at the new jet black glossy finish and dual-lens cameras. Here's a quick look and rundown of everything you need to know about the new iPhone, coming Sept. 16.

Apple Pay to launch in Japan, New Zealand and Russia this year

Thursday September 08, 2016

Somewhat overshadowed by Wednesday's big iPhone and Apple Watch product announcements, Apple announced its fledgling payments service, Apple Pay, is set to expand into Japan, New Zealand and Russian later this year.

Instagram to take advantage of iPhone 7 Plus cameras, wide color gamut display in app update

Thursday September 08, 2016

Popular photo sharing app Instagram is developing an app update specifically designed to take advantage of Apple's upcoming iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, the latter of which boasts two cameras for wide angle and telephoto photography.

What you need to know about Apple Watch Series 2 before preorders begin on Friday, Sept. 9

Wednesday September 07, 2016

Although iPhone 7 hogged the spotlight at Apple's Sept. 7 special event, the company also announced a hotly anticipated update to its wearables lineup in Apple Watch Series 2. The second-generation device ships next week with GPS capabilities, faster processor, swim-proof housing, a new ceramic edition and more.

Apple defends decision to ditch 3.5mm jack, says AirPods development began years ago

Wednesday September 07, 2016

As expected, Apple did not include a 3.5mm headphone jack in its upcoming iPhone 7 and 7 Plus handsets, but company executives say the legacy port's demise has been a long time coming.

Everything you need to know before preordering Apple's iPhone 7 & iPhone 7 Plus on Friday, Sept. 9

Wednesday September 07, 2016

In just a few short days, the new iPhone 7 will be available for preorder ahead of its Sept. 16 launch. AppleInsider is here to guide you through your choices to help you decide which model is right for you.

Apple debuts new videos promoting health, 107-second iPhone event recap

Wednesday September 07, 2016

Following Apple's iPhone event on Wednesday, the company released a handful of videos showcasing the keynote and upcoming products, including iPhone 7, Apple Watch and AirPods, as well as five shorts promoting healthy life choices.

AppleCare+ gains $29 iPhone screen swaps, makes $99 fee universal for other repairs

Wednesday September 07, 2016

In tandem with announcing the iPhone 7 on Wednesday, Apple also revised its AppleCare+ plans for iPhones, instituting a $29 screen replacement option but forcing all customers to pay $99 for any other form of accident repair.

Trade-in roundup: iPhone 7 has landed, here's where to get the most cash for your old iPhones

Wednesday September 07, 2016

The best time to sell your old iPhone or iPad is when Apple introduces new models, like it did with the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. Here's a guide to help you net the highest trade-in value for your iPhone from Apple, Gazelle, BuyBack World, NextWorth, Amazon, or one of the many other buyback services.

Jet black iPhone 7 potentially vulnerable to scratching, Apple admits

Wednesday September 07, 2016

People considering the jet black versions of the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus should be careful, as those options are more prone to scuffing and scratching, Apple notes on its website.

First Look: Apple's new iPhone 7 and Apple Watch Series 2

Wednesday September 07, 2016

Apple's "See You on Sept. 7" event on Wednesday brought the expected iPhone 7 family refresh, with features aimed at extending battery live and improving user photography, as well as a new Apple Watch with GPS technology. AppleInsider was on the scene, and spent some time with each new piece of gear.

Apple Watch Series 2 abandons gold Edition models in favor of ceramic

Wednesday September 07, 2016

In announcing the Apple Watch Series 2 on Wednesday, Apple also silently did away with its real-gold Edition line, replacing the material with tougher ceramic.

Apple quietly doubles iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 4 storage, lowers iPad Pro prices

Wednesday September 07, 2016

While not announced onstage during Wednesday's iPhone event, Apple has quietly updated its iPad lineup specifications with storage buffs for iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 4, and price drops for the top-of-the-line 9.7- and 12.9-inch iPad Pro models.

Apple releases iOS 10, macOS Sierra, watchOS 3 and tvOS 10 GM seeds, Sierra to launch Sept. 20

Wednesday September 07, 2016

Following Wednesday's iPhone event, Apple issued golden master versions of iOS 10, macOS 10.12 Sierra, watchOS 3, tvOS 10 and Xcode 8 to developers ahead of public releases this fall.

Apple debuts $159 AirPods wireless earbuds with W1 wireless chip, 5 hours of battery life

Wednesday September 07, 2016

As rumored, Apple at its special event on Wednesday introduced a wireless headphones called AirPods, which come packed with advanced technology like a custom wireless chip, beam-forming microphones, accelerometers, infrared sensors and more.

Apple officially ditches headphone jack for Lightning, will include adapter in iPhone 7 box

Wednesday September 07, 2016

The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus will ship not only with a pair of Lightning-connected EarPods, but also a legacy headphone adapter in the box, Apple announced on Wednesday.

Apple announces water resistant iPhone 7: pressure sensing home button, dual cameras, jet black finish

Wednesday September 07, 2016

This year's iPhone 7 series features a number of upgrades throughout, including a new jet black glossy finish option, a click-free pressure sensitive home button, and the best mobile cameras Apple has ever offered. Storage has been doubled, and preorders begin this Friday ahead of a Sept. 16 launch.