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2017

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.

Inside iPhone 8: new 29 watt Fast Charging like iPad Pro, using USB-PD

Friday September 22, 2017

Apple's new iPhone 8 supports new Qi wireless charging pads as a wireless convenience, but if you're in a hurry to recharge, you'll want to plug it in to take advantage of the significantly faster charge you can get using a standard 10 or 12 watt iPad adapter. New to iPhone 8 is an even quicker "Fast Charging" feature that uses the 29 watt USB-Power Delivery specification associated with USB-C and USB 3.1 to get you from zero to 50 percent in 30 minutes.

Watch: Unboxing all 3 iPhone 8 colors, plus bonus Quick Start setup

Friday September 22, 2017

Considering a new iPhone 8 or 8 Plus? AppleInsider unboxes all three color options of Apple's latest handset lineup and goes through the new Quick Start setup feature, which lets users transfer setup options and settings over from another device running iOS 11.

iTunes Digital Copy redemptions from non-4K Blu-rays appear to support 4K streaming on new Apple TV

Friday September 22, 2017

While 4K films on iTunes are streaming-only, it appears that users may be able to upgrade their movie collection if they buy a physical Blu-ray copy that comes with an iTunes Digital Copy code, even if the Blu-ray is just 1080p HD.

Apple extends iTunes movie rental viewing window to 48 hours

Friday September 22, 2017

To coincide with the launch of Apple TV 4K and iPhone 8 series, Apple on Friday updated its website with new information regarding movie rentals, saying viewers now have up to 48 hours to complete their rented titles after first pressing play.

First look: Apple TV 4K with tweaked Siri remote design

Friday September 22, 2017

If you owned the previous fourth-generation Apple TV with Siri remote, you'll be hard pressed to find any differences with the new fifth-generation Apple TV 4K, aside from a white, raised ring around the Menu button on the remote.

Apple premieres new promo video, '8 things to love about iPhone 8'

Friday September 22, 2017

Apple on Friday released a new video ad, "8 things to love about iPhone 8," looking to hook viewers on its latest smartphone, shipping today.

First look: Apple Watch Series 3 with cellular: stainless steel vs. aluminum

Friday September 22, 2017

The new Apple Watch Series 3 has arrived, and AppleInsider offers a closer look at what to expect from the next-generation model, including new packaging, a new sport loop band, and the controversial Digital Crown red dot.

Apple says it's only streaming 4K iTunes movies, not offering downloads

Friday September 22, 2017

With the Apple TV 4K launching on Friday, people hoping to upgrade their desktop iTunes movie purchases to 4K may be disappointed -- Apple is only streaming video in that resolution, not offering downloads, according to an official support document.

Video: The best ARKit apps you can download now on iOS 11

Friday September 22, 2017

One of the most hyped features of Apple's new iOS 11 update is ARKit, a series of tools for developers that make it easier than ever to create augmented reality apps. with ARKit apps now available on the App Store, AppleInsider gives you some of the best options you can test out right now.

Apple's Tim Cook says iPhone 8 & Apple Watch Series 3 seeing localized sellouts

Friday September 22, 2017

Apple is seeing localized sellouts of the iPhone 8 and Apple Watch Series 3 on launch day, though units may still be available, Apple CEO Tim Cook said in a TV interview.

Apple says it studied famous painters & photographers for Portrait Lighting on iPhone X & 8 Plus

Friday September 22, 2017

Apple looked at lighting by photographers like Annie Leibovitz and Richard Avedon -- and painters like Johannes Vermeer -- when building the Portrait Lighting feature found on the iPhone X and the iPhone 8 Plus, the company claimed in an interview published on Friday, coinciding with the launch of the iPhone 8 line.

After decade of iPhone launches, there's still a line in San Francisco

Friday September 22, 2017

At Apple's Union Square flagship retail store in San Francisco, an early morning line of about 100 people formed down the block for new iPhone 8 and Apple Watch Series 3 buyers, split between users with pre-order reservations and people who just stopped by to pick up the new gear.

Ikea 'This Charges Everything' ad campaign for iPhone 8 Qi charging invokes past Apple slogans

Friday September 22, 2017

Ikea is capitalizing on not just Apple's inclusion of Qi charging on the iPhone 8 and iPhone X to promote its own line of compatible charging equipment -- but also implements variations of phrases that Apple has used in the past.

Inside watchOS 4: New app dock scrolls vertically, offers access to all apps

Friday September 22, 2017

After being introduced in watchOS 3, the app dock for Apple Watch has already been redesigned in watchOS 4, with a new ferris wheel-like vertical scrolling interface that lets users view multiple apps at once.