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2017

Last call! Giveaway: Enter to win an unlocked iPhone 8 in Space Gray complete with a Speck Presidio Ultra case

Monday September 25, 2017

AppleInsider has partnered with Speck this week to offer readers the chance to win a special iPhone 8 package. One lucky winner will receive an unlocked 64GB iPhone 8 in Space Gray complete with a Presidio Ultra case from Speck to keep the new device safe and secure. Total combined value exceeds $750.

Apple switches from Bing to Google as default search platform in Siri, iOS Search, and Mac's Spotlight

Monday September 25, 2017

Apple is switching from Microsoft's Bing to Google as the default Web search provider for Siri, iOS Search, and Spotlight on the Mac, the company announced on Monday.

MLB At Bat to get Apple ARKit enhancements for 2018 season

Monday September 25, 2017

Major League Baseball is in the middle of testing ARKit features for its At Bat iOS app, which will offer people live statistics as they watch a game from the stands.

Deals: Apple Watch Series 2 as low as $289 ($80-$120 off); 2017 13" Touch Bar $1,649 ($150 off); high-end 15" MacBook Pro $2,099 ($700 off)

Monday September 25, 2017

Kicking off the last week in September, Apple authorized resellers are rolling out discounts on remaining Apple Watch 2 devices with savings of $80 to $120 off. Apple's Mid 2017 13" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar is also $150 off, while the Late 2016 high-end 15" MacBook Pro is $2,099 with no tax outside NY and NJ.

Latest Apple Park drone video shows construction progressing past debut of Steve Jobs Theater

Monday September 25, 2017

Sunset drone footage of Apple Park in Cupertino shows that construction is still very much ongoing at the new headquarters, even after this month's public debut of the Steve Jobs Theater.

Apple taking cautious approach with iPhone X production before preorders begin - report

Monday September 25, 2017

With preorders for the iPhone X not set to start for over a month, Apple is said to be employing a conservative approach with production of its flagship handset, as suppliers are reportedly turning out parts at a pace slower than anticipated.

iPhone X preorders could top 50 million, but TrueDepth camera is bottleneck for Apple

Monday September 25, 2017

The premium-priced iPhone X is on track to be a colossal success for Apple, but whether or not the company can overcome production issues to satisfy consumer demand remains a major question mark ahead of its November launch.

Apple rumored to launch jumbo-sized 6.46-inch iPhone X in 2018

Monday September 25, 2017

Reports from South Korea suggest that Apple has ruled out a 5.2-inch OLED phone in 2018, and is examining two sizes of OLED screens with one very similar to the iPhone X, plus a large-format LED model.

New levels, character coming to 'Super Mario Run' with 50% discount

Monday September 25, 2017

Nintendo is preparing to release a major update to 'Super Mario Run' on September 29, with the Friday upgrade introducing new content to the iOS platform game, including a new game mode and playable character, with a discount implementing at the time of the update's release cutting the price of unlocking the full game in half.

High Sierra validates Mac firmware weekly, alerts users to possible security issues

Monday September 25, 2017

A new routine in High Sierra runs automatically weekly and checks the firmware of the Mac that is installed on to check for modifications that may jeopardize the security of the machine.

Apple Watch Series 3 teardown finds slightly bigger battery, few other changes beyond LTE

Monday September 25, 2017

A teardown of the Apple Watch Series 3 published on Monday found that the device is largely similar to the Series 2, but with some redesign work to accommodate LTE technology.

Watch: Why Apple TV 4K can't play 4K YouTube videos

Sunday September 24, 2017

Apple TV 4K promises users the ability to view 4K HDR content from a wide range of sources, including Netflix and Apple's own iTunes Store. However, the streamer is incompatible with one of the world's largest repositories of free 4K content: YouTube. We explain why.

Video: First look at new Apple TV 4K with HDR

Sunday September 24, 2017

The new Apple TV 4K offers ultra-high resolution streaming from services like iTunes and Netflix, as well as access to apps and games on the tvOS App Store. AppleInsider offers a closer look at the new set-top streaming box.

Netflix app updated for 1080p HDR on iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, forthcoming iPhone X

Sunday September 24, 2017

An update to the iOS Netflix app brings HDR video to Apple's new crop of phones including the iPhone 8 family and November's iPhone X, but as of yet, the feature has not been added to the Apple TV version of the app.

Inside iPhone 8: Apple's A11 Bionic introduces 5 new custom silicon engines

Saturday September 23, 2017

Apple's new A11 Bionic chip used in iPhone 8 and the upcoming iPhone X packs in an array of processing cores and sophisticated controllers, each optimized for specific tasks. We only know a bit about these, let alone what else is packed into this SoC. Here's a look at the new Apple GPU, Neural Engine, its 6 core CPU, NVMe SSD controller and new custom video encoder inside the package.

Watch: Unboxing both Apple Watch Series 3 Edition models...at once

Saturday September 23, 2017

Apple released its all-new LTE-connected Apple Watch Series 3 lineup on Friday, including two Edition models sporting sleek ceramic cases. AppleInsider presents a special dual unboxing of the high-end wearables, in both gray and white.

This week on AI: iPhone 8, Apple TV 4K & Apple Watch Series 3 make their debut alongside OS updates

Saturday September 23, 2017

The iPhone 8, Apple TV 4K, and Apple Watch Series 3 finally hit shelves at the end of the week, not long after the launch of iOS 11, tvOS 11, and watchOS 4. All was not smooth sailing for Apple, as the company found itself having to promise minor software updates to fix bugs or fill in missing features.

Imagination Technologies sells to China-backed equity firm for 550M pounds

Friday September 22, 2017

Canyon Bridge, an equity firm backed by Chinese fund Yitai Capital, on Friday announced an agreement to acquire British chipmaker, and soon-to-be-former Apple partner, Imagination Technologies.

Singapore government to trial Apple Pay for public transport in 2018

Friday September 22, 2017

A small number of commuters in Singapore will soon be able to use their iPhone or Apple Watch to pay for train and bus rides, as the country's Land Transit Authority plans to launch a pilot program involving Apple Pay in 2018.

Apple adds global FeliCa support to Apple Pay with iPhone 8, iPhone X & Apple Watch Series 3

Friday September 22, 2017

Overshadowed by Apple's recent glut of hardware news, the company's latest mobile devices now feature NFC technology that allows all iPhone 8, iPhone X and Apple Watch Series 3 devices, even those sold outside of Japan, to interact with FeliCa terminals.