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2016

Cost of out-of-warranty Apple Watch Sport repairs drops to $199

Friday March 25, 2016

As of this week, the Apple Watch is not only cheaper to buy, but also to repair in the event that it's broken without an AppleCare+ warranty, with a new cost of $199 per incident.

Trade-in guide: Where to get the most money for your iPhone or iPad ahead of Apple's iPhone SE and 9.7" iPad Pro [U]

Friday March 25, 2016

The best time to sell your old iPhone or iPad is when Apple introduces new models, like it did this month with the iPhone SE and 9.7" iPad Pro. Here's a guide to help you sell your old device for the highest value to Apple, Gazelle, BuyBack World, Next Worth, Amazon, or one of the many other buyback services. [Updated Pricing 4/20/16]

Shootout: Apple's new 9.7" iPad Pro vs. iPad Air 2

Friday March 25, 2016

The new 9.7-inch iPad Pro is meant to be a successor to the iPad Air 2 as much as a cheaper alternative to its 12.9-inch sibling. But what separates the 9.7-inch Pro from its predecessor, and what's unchanged?

Netflix admits to throttling video on AT&T & Verizon, says it was to protect viewers

Friday March 25, 2016

Netflix has been throttling video for AT&T and Verizon mobile subscribers for over five years, the streaming service has newly admitted, claiming it was in customers' best interests.

AppleInsider podcast talks iPad Pro, iPhone SE, True Tone display and more

Friday March 25, 2016

This week on the Appleinsider podcast, Victor and Shane discuss the iPad Pro, iPhone SE, Apple's servers, the embedded Apple SIM, and the FBI's possible use of Cellebrite to crack the San Bernardino iPhone 5c. Andy Somerfield of Serif, makers of Affinity Photo, joins Victor to talk about color management, the iPad Pro's True Tone, and his company's image editing software.

Apple halts iOS 9.3 updates for older iPads, iPhones after activation issues [u]

Thursday March 24, 2016

Following reports of activation errors from users updating older iPhones and iPads to Apple's recent iOS 9.3 release, which rendered their devices unusable, the company on Thursday recognized the issue and temporarily paused downloads for affected models as it works on a fix.

Apple Music for Android update introduces home screen widget

Thursday March 24, 2016

In continued efforts to improve its flagship Android app, Apple pushed out an update to Apple Music on Thursday that, among other improvements, builds in a home screen widget for playback control.

Hands on: Apple takes aim at PC users with 9.7" iPad Pro

Thursday March 24, 2016

It's not surprising that Apple has incorporated the new features first introduced last fall for its 12.9 inch iPad Pro to its new 9.7 inch iPad Pro--essentially making it an enhanced iPad Air 2 packing an A9X brain, quad speakers and support for the new Apple Pencil and Smart Connector. What is surprising is that in just six months, Apple has enhanced the iPad Pro with an iPhone 6s-class camera with True Tone flash, and has invented a new "True Tone Display" for adapting the screen to ambient lighting--a substantial investment in iPad as a platform.

First look: Apple's new USB 3 Lightning to USB-C cable and Camera Adapter for iPad Pro

Thursday March 24, 2016

Owners of Apple's 12.9-inch iPad Pro can now tap into the greater power of the device's Lightning port thanks to a pair of new USB 3-based accessories released this week: A USB-C to Lightning cable, and a Lightning to USB 3 Camera Adapter with USB-A port input and power passthrough.

Apple airs Apple TV ad focusing on Siri voice control, Apple Music

Thursday March 24, 2016

Apple on Thursday shared a new Apple TV ad highlighting the fourth-generation set-top's Siri voice control functionality, deep content search and Apple Music integration.

Apple's first TV series to focus on developers, 'app economy'

Thursday March 24, 2016

After months of rumors, Apple on Thursday confirmed it is working with musician Wil.i.am and two industry executives on an original TV series set to highlight app development and the surrounding "app economy."

Microsoft attempt at artificial intelligence becomes Hitler-loving, misogynistic PR disaster

Thursday March 24, 2016

It took only 24 hours for a Microsoft artificial intelligence project to turn from a typical tweeting teenage girl into a hate spewing, offensive public relations debacle, thanks to coordinated attacks on the learning software.

Shares of PayPal slide amidst rumors of browser-based Apple Pay checkout

Thursday March 24, 2016

PayPal stock dipped on Thursday, as investors reacted to a new rumor claiming Apple Pay may soon further encroach on its business with upcoming website integration.

Macs may go even longer between revamps as Intel kills tick-tock

Thursday March 24, 2016

Already burdened with improvement cycles measured in years, Mac owners could soon find more room for despair, as Apple supplier and chipmaker extraordinaire Intel has announced that they will no longer follow their famous tick-tock development strategy.

Who would actually use the selfie flash on a 9.7" iPad Pro?

Thursday March 24, 2016

The most surprising feature of Apple's new, smaller iPad Pro isn't the underclocked CPU or the unexpectedly excellent 4K-capable rear camera. No -- the most astonishing addition is Retina Flash.

Sony to bring popular PlayStation titles to Apple's iOS in Asia and Japan

Thursday March 24, 2016

Like its rival Nintendo, Sony appears to be taking a soft approach to the lucrative smartphone gaming market, announcing on Thursday that it will bring some PlayStation titles to iPhone gamers in Japan and Asia.

iPhone SE battery bests iPhone 6s, Samsung Galaxy S7 in stress test

Thursday March 24, 2016

Battery life could be a key difference maker for the iPhone SE, as the smaller handset has been shown to last far longer than more expensive phones -- including the iPhone 6s.

Video: How to use Apple's new Night Shift mode in iOS 9.3

Thursday March 24, 2016

Starting with the launch of iOS 9.3, newer Apple devices have gained a feature called Night Shift, which changes the color tones of your iPhone or iPad display to a warmer hue. In this video, AppleInsider goes hands on with the handy new addition.

Apple's iPhone SE and 9.7-inch iPad Pro now available for preorder in 13 territories

Thursday March 24, 2016

As previously announced, Apple on Thursday activated online preorder sales for its new 4-inch iPhone SE and 9.7-inch iPad Pro in 13 territories, including key markets in North America, Europe and Asia.

Apple online store goes down in preparation of iPhone SE, 9.7-inch iPad Pro sales

Wednesday March 23, 2016

Apple's online storefront went down for maintenance late Wednesday in preparation of a start to preorders for the iPhone SE and 9.7-inch iPad Pro, two new devices announced at a special event on Monday.