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2017

Another alleged 'iPhone 8' schematic shows Touch ID home button on back of device, vertical camera

Wednesday April 19, 2017

An illustration claiming to show the design of Apple's next-generation flagship "iPhone 8" includes features and measurements consistent with earlier leaks, most notably a circular space centered on the back of the device that could be the home button and Touch ID fingerprint sensor.

Apple Music & iCloud users receive unexpected subscription discontinuation alerts

Wednesday April 19, 2017

A number of Apple Music and iCloud users reported sudden problems with their subscriptions on Wednesday, including cancellations, or an inability to change plans.

'iPhone 7s,' 'iPhone 8' chip orders suggest more than 100 million iPhones on tap by end of year

Wednesday April 19, 2017

A new supply chain report from Apple's suppliers suggests that the company is escalating orders compared to previous years, and is readying over 50 million iPhones for sale per quarter during the second half of calendar year 2017.

Tim Cook accepts Newseum 2017 Free Expression Award, says companies should have values

Tuesday April 18, 2017

Apple CEO Tim Cook took the stage at the Newseum in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday to accept the institute's 2017 Free Expression Award, for which the tech mogul was honored in the Free Speech category. AppleInsider was there live, and offers highlights from the event.

Comparison: Which 9.7" iPad is right for you?

Tuesday April 18, 2017

In the market for a new 9.7-inch tablet? Having trouble deciding between the all-new 2017 iPad and the older but more powerful iPad Pro? AppleInsider breaks down the pros and cons of each model in this video comparison.

Samsung's Galaxy Note 8 to feature dual camera array ala iPhone 7 Plus

Tuesday April 18, 2017

Looking to recover from last year's exploding Note 7 fiasco, Samsung is expected to launch its first ever dual camera handset in the Note 8 later this year, according to a report from KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

Snapchat for iPhone gains 3D, augmented reality 'World Lenses'

Tuesday April 18, 2017

The iPhone version of Snapchat on Tuesday updated with a feature called World Lenses, making more advanced use of the augmented reality technology Snap has experimented with for over a year.

Google Maps adds Timeline support on Apple's iPhone & iPad

Tuesday April 18, 2017

Google on Tuesday announced another update to the iOS version of Google Maps, bringing support for a Timeline feature previously limited to Web and Android users.

Facebook reveals full Apple Music integration in Messenger, AR initiative at F8 conference

Tuesday April 18, 2017

At Tuesday's keynote speech for Facebook's F8 developer's conference, Facebook announced full Apple Music integration with Messenger is coming soon, plus an assortment of technologies and developer programs intended to boost augmented reality adoption for all users of the social media platform's apps.

Apple's GarageBand, iMovie, Keynote, Numbers, Pages now free for all iOS & macOS users

Tuesday April 18, 2017

Previously only free with purchase of new hardware, Apple's entire suites of iWork and surviving iLife apps on iOS and macOS are now free for all, with no purchase requirement.

Pandora Premium drops invite system, launches wide with iOS & CarPlay support

Tuesday April 18, 2017

Pandora Premium -- Pandora's on-demand music service, challenging Spotify and Apple Music -- moved out of an invite-only phase on Tuesday, launching for the general public including support for Apple's iPhone, iPad, and CarPlay.

Conde Nast uses Apple's iPhone 7 Plus to shoot covers for 'Bon Appetit,' 'Traveler'

Tuesday April 18, 2017

Publisher Conde Nast is continuing to use the powerful camera of the iPhone 7 Plus to its advantage in important areas of its publications, with two magazines using photographs generated by Apple-produced smartphone for their cover shots.

Apple Pay picks up over 25 more card issuers across US & China

Tuesday April 18, 2017

Apple on Tuesday added over 25 more banks and credit unions to its list supporting Apple Pay, spread around both the U.S. and China.

Availability of Apple's 12.9" iPad Pro slips to May as rumored update looms

Tuesday April 18, 2017

Possibly shedding some light on an anticipated refresh, the 12.9-inch iPad Pro stock situation appears to be dwindling, with nearly no stock of popular models in high-volume stores, and an expected refresh date across the board of May 16.

Pornhub launches TrickPics for iOS, an AR photo filter for censoring nude selfies

Tuesday April 18, 2017

Though its listing on the App Store is decidedly vague, a new app dubbed TrickPics is actually the creation of pornography streaming site Pornhub, allowing users to censor nude photographs on their iPhone with augmented reality.

State-backed fund may take minority stake in Toshiba's memory unit to prevent foreign buyouts

Tuesday April 18, 2017

The state-supported Innovation Network Corp of Japan may pursue a minority stake in Toshiba's memory business, allowing the government to block the sale of a majority stake to businesses deemed risky to national security -- including two Apple suppliers, according to a report.

W1 Beats Deals: Solo3 Wireless for $160 ($140 off); BeatsX for $120 ($20 off); Powerbeats3 Wireless headphones for $130 ($70 off)

Tuesday April 18, 2017

Amazon this week is slashing prices on popular Beats headphones equipped with Apple's W1 chip by up to $140. Pick up a pair of Solo3 Wireless headphones for $159.95 or save $20 on BeatsX earphones. Powerbeats3 Wireless Class 1 Bluetooth earphones are also $129.99, a discount of $70 off.

Logitech POP programmable button gains Apple HomeKit compatibility with new model

Tuesday April 18, 2017

Logitech has updated the its POP home automation line, adding support for Apple's HomeKit platform with a new hardware revision, giving users the ability to control smart home devices and scenes with the simple press of a button.

Teardown finds Samsung Galaxy S8+ battery 'virtually identical' to fire-prone Note 7

Tuesday April 18, 2017

Samsung is apparently confident that a rash of fires with its Note 7 phablet were caused by manufacturing errors, and not design or parts, as it has adopted many of the same features -- and even one of the same battery manufacturers -- with the new Galaxy S8+.

Apple still experimenting with 'iPhone 8' tech including curved screens, new camera systems

Tuesday April 18, 2017

Apple is testing a variety of different technologies for this year's "iPhone 8," according to a report reaffirming many rumors about the phone's features, such as an edge-to-edge Samsung OLED display and new camera technology.