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2016

Apple shares new iPhone 7, Apple Watch Series 2 ads with focus on water resistance, camera

Sunday September 18, 2016

Apple released three new commercials for its latest iPhone 7 and Apple Watch Series 2 on Sunday, each showcasing new hardware features like water resistance, fitness tracking and iPhone's low-light camera capabilities.

iPhone 7 owners say phones producing 'hissing' sound under heavy task loads

Saturday September 17, 2016

Some early iPhone 7 and 7 Plus adopters are complaining of an audible "hissing" sound when the devices' A10 processors run into heavy demands.

Apple's solid-state iPhone 7 haptic Home button requires a new hard reset trick: Down+Wake

Saturday September 17, 2016

Apple's new iPhone 7 models introduce a new solid-state (non-mechanical) Home button which no longer physically depresses but instead is a software-driven sensor. That necessitates a new physical button sequence to hard-reset the device if it stops responding; that happens to be holding the Volume Down and Wake buttons for five seconds.

This week on AI: iPhone 7 & Apple Watch 2 launch, iOS 10 goes live & more

Saturday September 17, 2016

The big news, naturally, was Friday's launch of the iPhone 7 and the second-generation Apple Watch. iOS 10, tvOS 10, and watchOS 3 emerged on Tuesday though, and there was still plenty of news going on outside the launch-day bubble.

iPhone 7 solid-state home button works on capacitive touch, gloved users beware

Friday September 16, 2016

With iPhone 7, Apple updated its iconic home button from a mechanical push-button design to a solid-state sensor stack, meaning it requires direct contact with skin, or a capacitive glove, to operate.

Apple investigated, took action against alleged sexism at Cupertino headquarters

Friday September 16, 2016

In the shadow of this week's iPhone launch, surprise allegations of corporate sexism surfaced at Apple's Cupertino, Calif., headquarters, though company executives say the situation was investigated and "actions have been taken."

Black & Jet Black: Unboxing the new iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus with Lightning headphones

Friday September 16, 2016

Apple's latest iPhone 7 models sport two new color finish options: a solid matte Black and a high gloss Jet Black. Both appear to be in high demand, so if you're on the fence (or in line) we've taken some photos and videos highlighting the differences, including their almost invisible new seam lines, Apple's enhanced leather case options and the new Lightning headphones.

Tips: Apple Watch Series 2's 'Wake Screen on Crown Up' lets you discreetly check the time

Friday September 16, 2016

The newly released Apple Watch Series 2 boasts a unique feature that allows users to check the time in a more subtle way, without distracting people nearby, via the Digital Crown. Here's how to use it.

Beats Solo3 Wireless headphones may have range up to 400 ft. or more

Friday September 16, 2016

The Class 1 Bluetooth in Apple's new Beats Solo3 Wireless headphones are providing extreme range, in some cases beyond what the Class 1 specification actually calls for, according to user anecdotes.

First look: Apple Watch Series 2 Sport with GPS, S2 chip, new ceramic back, second mic hole

Friday September 16, 2016

Though the new Apple Watch Series 2 looks largely the same as its predecessor, there are a number of subtle improvements to the hardware beyond the addition of GPS and a brighter screen. AppleInsider offers a first look at the newly released wearable.

FBI sued to divulge info on San Bernardino iPhone 5c encryption hack

Friday September 16, 2016

A trio of journalistic establishments have filed a freedom of information lawsuit, attempting to compel the FBI to divulge information about the hack it purchased to break into the San Bernardino shooters' iPhone 5c.

Patent holder Acacia wins $22.1M judgement against Apple

Friday September 16, 2016

A federal jury has ruled in favor of Acacia Research, awarding a subsidiary of the patent licensing firm $22.1 million in damages from Apple for the latter's violation of a cellular networking patent.

Deals: $400 off 15" MacBook Pro; 30% off ZeroLemon iPhone 7 Battery Case; 99% off dev training

Friday September 16, 2016

Shoppers can pick up a 15" MacBook Pro for $1,599.99 on eBay this week. Or snap up a ZeroLemon iPhone 7 Battery Case for $69.99. A lifetime iOS and Xcode developer training subscription is also $79.

Some new iOS 10 Home app features not supported by third-gen Apple TV [u]

Friday September 16, 2016

After users upgrade devices to iOS 10, they won't be able to take full advantage of some new HomeKit-related features on older, third generation Apple TVs.

Apple stops returns & exchanges for retail purchases in Hong Kong

Friday September 16, 2016

In parallel with the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus launching in Hong Kong, Apple has simultaneously halted all returns and exchanges for Apple and Beats products bought at the company's local retail stores.

Target, Best Buy hamstrung by Apple Watch, iPhone 7 stock issues

Friday September 16, 2016

Brick and mortar retailers Target and Best Buy have apparently not been given enough inventory to fulfill all pre-orders, and are emailing customers informing them that Apple Watch Series 2 orders won't be shipped by the promised date.

iPhone 7 teardown confirms Intel modem in AT&T, T-Mobile models

Friday September 16, 2016

A pair of teardowns have confirmed speculation that Apple used multiple vendors for cellular modems in the iPhone 7 family, with an Intel-made wireless modem found in a model for AT&T and T-Mobile.

Apple's iPhone 7 & 7 Plus survive early drop & water tests

Friday September 16, 2016

With the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus already out in many parts of the world, people are beginning to subject Apple's phones to numerous stress tests, including drop and water tests that, at least in some early cases, the products are passing.

Apple fans line up worldwide for iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus & Apple Watch Series 2

Friday September 16, 2016

The iPhone 7 and 7 Plus rolled out to 28 regions around the world on Friday, and was anxiously awaited by crowds picking up pre-orders, with others disregarding Apple's warnings of low stock.

AppleInsider podcast talks iOS 10, iPhone 7 stock at launch, and headphones

Friday September 16, 2016

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Neil Hughes tells Victor Marks about the latest iOS, iPhone 7 supply shortage, headphones (Bluetooth and otherwise), and more.