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2017

Apple to grow and revamp Century City store in LA with mall's $1B expansion

Monday September 18, 2017

Apple is reportedly taking advantage of a $1 billion overhaul at Los Angeles's Westfield Century City mall on Santa Monica Boulevard to launch a new, much larger store in the facility.

Bluetooth 5 on iPhone 8, iPhone X improves range and speed of BLE iBeacons, IoT sensors

Monday September 18, 2017

One of the new specifications to appear on the new iPhone 8 and iPhone X is Bluetooth 5, an enhancement of the Bluetooth 4.2 Low Energy protocol. Its primary benefit enables BLE devices (such as iBeacons, wearable sensors and other low-power fixtures of the "Internet of Things") to work over greater distances or at faster speeds.

Apple Watch Series 3 with & without cellular vs. Series 1: Which model is right for you?

Monday September 18, 2017

The Apple Watch now has three distinct models at three separate price points, giving consumers more options than ever -- but also making buying decisions more difficult. Should you get a Series 3 with cellular, without cellular, or a Series 1? AppleInsider is here to help.

Sprint offers free 64GB iPhone 8 after trade-in to lure subscribers

Monday September 18, 2017

Sprint on Monday launched a promotion offering a free 64-gigabyte iPhone 8 in exchange for trading in an iPhone 7, Samsung Galaxy S8, or Galaxy Note 8.

Demand for Apple Watch Series 3 with cellular stronger than expected, taking 80%+ of preorders

Monday September 18, 2017

With a starting price just $70 more than the non-cellular option, the new Apple Watch Series 3 with cellular accounts for the lion's share of preorders ahead of this Friday's launch.

Giveaway: Enter to win a case for the iPhone 8, 8 Plus or X

Monday September 18, 2017

Casetify is partnering with AppleInsider this week to offer readers the chance to win a smartphone case valued at up to $45. Fifteen winners will be drawn -- and each winner can select from a variety of Casetify cases, including covers for the new iPhone 8, 8 Plus and iPhone X.

Not all iOS 11 features coming on Tuesday, Apple Pay Cash coming later in the fall

Monday September 18, 2017

Apple has detailed a few features in Tuesday's iOS 11, and has noted that the feature that allows for person-to-person money transfers, dubbed Apple Pay Cash, will arrive in an update to iOS 11 and watchOS 4.

W2 chip in Apple Watch Series 3 boosts wireless speeds while maintaining battery life

Monday September 18, 2017

One of the things Apple briefly touched on in announcing the Apple Watch Series 3 last week was the W2, a new self-designed wireless chip that's nominally the successor to the W1 found in audio accessories like AirPods and the Powerbeats3. But what advantages does it offer, and why is it in a watch instead?

Deals: 13" MacBook Pro (256GB) for $1,199 ($300 off); 15" MacBook Pro (Radeon 560) for $2,599 ($200 off); iPhone 8 and X cases for $5

Monday September 18, 2017

Shoppers this week can save $200 to $300 on popular 13- and 15-inch MacBook Pro configurations with no tax outside NY and NJ. Or pick up a Caseology case for the iPhone 8, 8 Plus, or X for $4 to $5 with free shipping after coupon.

How high dynamic range support enables richer colors on Apple TV 4K

Monday September 18, 2017

Apple has added high dynamic range, or HDR, to the new Apple TV 4K. AppleInsider explains what the term means as it pertains to 4K video, and how it applies to the new set-top box.

iPhone 8, iPhone X lack support for T-Mobile's new 600 MHz extended LTE network

Monday September 18, 2017

The technical specifications for Apple's new iPhone 8 and iPhone X lack a discrete entry for the 600MHz spectrum required to use T-Mobile's new multi-billion dollar LTE network on Band 71 -- but at present, only one other smartphone has support for the frequency.

New trailer teases 'Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of Our Lives,' coming to Apple Music Oct. 3

Monday September 18, 2017

Apple has posted a trailer for "Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of Our Lives," announcing that the documentary -- long on the company's slate -- will finally make its Apple Music premiere on Oct. 3.

With iPhone 8, Apple's Silicon Gap widens as the new A11 Bionic obliterates top chips from Qualcomm, Samsung & Huawei

Monday September 18, 2017

Official benchmarks posted by Geekbench show that Apple's A11 Bionic delivers a huge jump in performance over last year's A10 Fusion used in iPhone 7, with scores that are not just far beyond other mobile ARM competitors' latest chips, but higher than the base Intel Kaby Lake Core i5 processor Apple uses in its 13 inch MacBook Pro.

Protective cases you can get for your iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus now

Monday September 18, 2017

The iPhone 8 has a different design than last year's iPhone 7, but the dimensions are very similar. It's possible you have a case that works now -- try it out and see. But, if it doesn't fit, or you just want a new case, AppleInsider has rounded up a few of the best options that are available now.

Watch: All the details about the iPhone X that you may have missed

Sunday September 17, 2017

AppleInsider tells you everything you need to know about the iPhone X, in less than seven minutes.

Hands On: Mellel 4 targets Mac and iPad Microsoft Word users with indexing and outlining

Sunday September 17, 2017

The popular but niche word processor chiefly used by academics and technical authors has just been updated, with 95 new features.

Relocated Apple store opens for business in Reno, Nevada

Saturday September 16, 2017

Apple on Saturday opened the doors of a relocated Reno, Nev., retail outlet to a crowd of eager customers, the latest in the company's chain to benefit from an "Apple store 2.0" redesign developed under executive Angela Ahrendts.

Watch: Apple goes all-in on augmented reality

Saturday September 16, 2017

Apple is going all-in on augmented reality with iPhone X, iPhone 8 and iOS 11. From hardware acceleration on the A11 Bionic chip to ARKit in iOS 11, check out all the new AR features consumers coming to Apple's product line starting Sept. 22.

T-Mobile's John Legere boosts Apple Watch LTE speed limit in response to customer feedback

Saturday September 16, 2017

T-Mobile's CEO, John Legere, took to Twitter to announce a change to their Apple Watch plans, boosting the speed limit that the company had applied to the Series 3 LTE-equipped model.

This week on AI: Apple unveils iPhone X & 8, Apple Watch Series 3, Apple TV 4K & more

Saturday September 16, 2017

It all came out this week, as Apple finally revealed the OLED-based iPhone X, the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, a third-generation Apple Watch with LTE, and the Apple TV 4K. Find all the details you might have missed right here.