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Wednesday September 12, 2018

iPhone XS and XR: Everything you need to know

Wednesday September 12, 2018

Apple officially revealed their new iPhone XS, XS Max and XR handsets at a special event on Wednesday, introducing the world to the A12 Bionic SoC with larger Neural Engine, new camera advancements and its biggest-screened iPhone yet. We go over the biggest changes from iPhone X, feature additions and new functionality in this video.

Apple to enable new iPhone eSIMs via software update, iPhone XS boasts faster wireless charging

Wednesday September 12, 2018

With the big announcements out of the way, we take a closer look at a couple of less-prominent features coming to the iPhone XS -- dual SIM support and faster wireless charging.

Here are the best iPhone XS and XS Max cases you can buy right now

Wednesday September 12, 2018

With iPhone XS and XS Max preorders underway, we're rounding up the best cases you can buy right now to protect your new device, keeping it safe from drops, spills and scratches. Best of all, these cases can be ordered now for shipment ahead of the XS and XS Max.

Apple activates iPhone Upgrade Program pre-approvals for iPhone XS pre-orders

Wednesday September 12, 2018

Apple on Wednesday began the loan pre-approval process for new and existing members of the iPhone Upgrade Program who plan to purchase a new iPhone XS or iPhone XS Max, ensuring customers enrolled in the plan are on equal footing with regular consumers once the handsets go up for pre-order on Friday.

Apple just released the iOS 12 GM, here's everything you need to know

Wednesday September 12, 2018

Following Apple's "Gather Round" event, the company released the Gold Master of iOS 12 to beta testers ahead of public release. Here's everything that changed.

Apple iPhone XS, XS Max and XR support T-Mobile's 600MHz LTE spectrum

Wednesday September 12, 2018

The iPhone XS, XS Max and XR are Apple's first handsets to support the 600MHz spectrum, a robust LTE band currently being rolled out by T-Mobile to expand its U.S. network.

Apple says iPhone & Watch apps will have to support iOS 12, watchOS 5 & new hardware by March

Wednesday September 12, 2018

Following its Wednesday GM releases, Apple on Wednesday began calling for developers to submit apps compatible with iOS 12, watchOS 5, and tvOS 12, warning that iPhone and Apple Watch apps will have to meet new standards come March.

Apple refreshes Apple Watch band lineup with new colors and styles

Wednesday September 12, 2018

As it has done after every Apple Watch release, Apple on Wednesday updated its Apple Watch band offerings with new colors and styles, including a new gold Milanese loop.

iPhone XR hands-on: New model called 'fascinating,' 'a super-strange phone'

Wednesday September 12, 2018

Apple Wednesday unveiled its lower-end -- but still very expensive -- new iPhone model, the iPhone XR. The assembled tech press sized up the new device after the "Gather Round" event in Cupertino.

Nearly all mention of AirPower wiped from Apple's website, suggests further delays or abandoned product

Wednesday September 12, 2018

AirPower, Apple's advanced wireless charging mat that was teased at last year's iPhone event, was noticeably absent from Wednesday's "Gather Round" announcements, and mention of the device has been scrubbed from the company's website.

Apple Watch Series 4 hands-on: 'bigger is better'

Wednesday September 12, 2018

Members of the media size up the new Apple Watch following Apple's "Gather Round" event in Cupertino on Wednesday.

iPhone battery prices to go up in 2019, but stay below pre-2018 levels

Wednesday September 12, 2018

As expected, Apple will hike the prices of out-of-warranty iPhone battery replacements starting in January, but will keep them below what it charged before offering $29 swaps in the aftermath of last year's slowdown controversy.

iPhone XS, XR hands-on: Max is large but light, XR shows major potential

Wednesday September 12, 2018

Apple introduced its three new iPhones Wednesday, and one of the major takeaways for the XS and XS Max is that they're very big. A look around the web at early hands-on demos.

Beats announces urBeats3 colors to match iPhone XR, new Solo3 hues

Wednesday September 12, 2018

Though Apple's Beats brand failed to get any stage time at Wednesday's "Gather Round" event, the audio subsidiary is preparing to release new color options for two popular headphone lines, some of which are designed to match the just-unveiled iPhone XR.

Last call: $1,200 off Apple's loaded 2017 2TB 15" MacBook Pro; 13" Touch Bar (16GB, 512GB) for $1,749

Wednesday September 12, 2018

The lowest prices of the year are here on Apple Mid 2017 13- and 15-inch MacBook Pros. Save an incredible $1,200 on the top-of-the-line 15-inch model with a 3.1GHz processor, 2TB of storage and Radeon 560 graphics. Apple's 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar with 16GB of memory and 512GB of storage is also on sale for $1,749 ($450 off).

Apple drops bundled 3.5mm adapters from all new iPhones, sticks with 5W USB-A power

Wednesday September 12, 2018

In a potential disappointment to some buyers, iPhones are no longer shipping with 3.5mm headphone adapters in the box, and still come with 5-watt power adapters that forego USB-C.

Remembering the durable ceramic Apple Watch Edition, now dropped from Apple's lineup

Wednesday September 12, 2018

The beloved and tough ceramic Apple Watch is no more. AppleInsider laments the quiet passing of what will surely be remembered as a classic.

Apple discontinues sales of iPhone X, 6S, 6S Plus and SE

Wednesday September 12, 2018

Apple added three new models to its iPhone lineup on Wednesday, but subtracted several older versions, including former flagship iPhone X and the popular small-format iPhone SE.

AppleCare+ adds theft and loss protection for iPhone, starts at $14.99 per month

Wednesday September 12, 2018

Overshadowed by Wednesday's hardware announcements, Apple is introducing a new tier to its AppleCare+ extended warranty service for iPhone that lets owners pay to protect against theft and loss.

Apple seeds GMs of iOS 12, tvOS 12 & watchOS 5, 11th macOS Mojave beta

Wednesday September 12, 2018

Prepping for launch, Apple on Wednesday released golden masters of iOS 12 and tvOS 12 to developers and the public, as well as new developer-only seeds of watchOS 5 and macOS Mojave.