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2018

Apple raises AppleCare+ pricing for Apple Watch Series 4 to $79, introduces monthly payments

Thursday September 13, 2018

Apple has bumped the cost of its AppleCare+ warranty service to $79 for owners of the new Apple Watch Series 4, an increase that presumably covers more expensive components like integrated ECG sensors.

iPhone XS & iPhone XR have improvement to near-field communication, allowing for easier interactions

Thursday September 13, 2018

Apple has updated Core NFC, the iOS system used to perform NFC-based transactions with apps, with the change now allowing for tags that use the technology to be read by an iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR without requiring the user to open a relevant app beforehand.

Compare the Series 4 Apple Watch 40mm and 44mm sizes to older models with this printable guide

Thursday September 13, 2018

There aren't many options for screen size on the Apple Watch -- but there are an awful lot of different-sized wrists. AppleInsider shows you exactly the size of the new Series 4 Apple Watch in its 44mm and 40mm size plus how it really compares to the previous generations.

Apple Watch Series 4 a 'tipping point,' can make a 'material difference' for people, says Jony Ive

Thursday September 13, 2018

The Series 4, revealed on Sept. 12, "will be a more marked tipping point in understanding and adoption" of the Apple Watch, chief design officer Jony Ive said in an interview published on Thursday.

Project Verify is AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile & Verizon's solution to mobile security

Thursday September 13, 2018

The four major U.S. wireless carriers in March announced plans for a new authentication platform for the iPhone and other mobile devices. Now, the effort has a name.

Apple's iPhone XR has the best claimed battery life of any iPhone, ever

Thursday September 13, 2018

Apple says the new iPhone XR offers battery life of 1.5 hours more than the iPhone 8 Plus, making it the best ever. AppleInsider takes a look back at similar claims Apple has made about the product line in the past.

Looking at Apple's new camera system on the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max

Thursday September 13, 2018

The iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max have an externally similar camera assembly to the iPhone X, but under the lens is a new system. AppleInsider delves into the new camera, and what it will do for you.

iPhone XS has 4GB of RAM, 2.49 GHz A12 chip according to benchmarks

Thursday September 13, 2018

What appear to be early benchmarks of the iPhone XS have appeared on Geekbench, giving a rawer view of the device's specifications than those offered by Apple.

Apple 'wants to serve everyone' with wide iPhone price range, Tim Cook says

Thursday September 13, 2018

Although the cost of the iPhone XS Max may be prohibitive for many people, Apple is trying to cater to a wide range of customers, CEO Tim Cook said in an interview published Thursday.

How Apple has hit 2 billion iOS devices sold, and when it will hit 2 billion iPhones

Thursday September 13, 2018

At the start of Apple's "Gather Round" iPhone XS launch event on Wednesday, CEO Tim Cook took to the stage and advised the company was close to shipping its 2 billionth iOS device. AppleInsider checks the numbers to see how close that goal is, and how far away the iPhone is from reaching the same milestone.

Compare the iPhone XS and iPhone XR versus the size of other iPhones with this printable guide

Thursday September 13, 2018

There are a lot of possible screen sizes for the iPhone. AppleInsider shows you exactly the size of the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR -- and how they compare to other recent models.

Apple and the aggressive rollout of its iPhone XS vision for the future

Thursday September 13, 2018

Last year, Apple introduced a 'revolutionary' new iPhone X as if it were a futuristic concept car-- alongside the more typical, incremental advancements of iPhone 8. The new X was intended to show off Apple's vision for the future of mobile devices. This year, that future arrived and expanded to become the new normal, fully exploiting Apple's lead with the front-facing 3D TrueDepth camera.

Review: Master & Dynamic MW07 truly wireless earphones are a premium version of AirPods

Thursday September 13, 2018

AppleInsider takes a good look hard look -- and a good listen -- to Master & Dynamic's latest entrant into the wireless earphone space and compares them directly to Apple's AirPods.

How to use the Apple Upgrade Program to get an iPhone XS, and prepare for pre-orders now

Thursday September 13, 2018

The unveiling of new iPhones on Wednesday means an opportunity to upgrade, and Apple has an easy way to do it with the Apple Upgrade Program. AppleInsider lays out a potentially money-saving option for Apple customers -- especially those that like to upgrade every year.

Woman in Apple Park 'Mission: Impossible' video took the long way around

Thursday September 13, 2018

The woman who brought a clicker to CEO Tim Cook in the intro video for the Sept. 12 iPhone event took an especially long detour through Apple Park, according to a designer with the company.

Final day: Enter to win 1 of 5 Apple Watch Series 4 bands from Pad & Quill

Thursday September 13, 2018

AppleInsider is partnering with Pad & Quill this week to give away five Apple Watch bands just in time for the release of the Apple Watch Series 4. Handcrafted using premium materials, these bands are valued at over $100 each. Five lucky winners will be chosen on Sept. 18, so enter today.

iPhone XS and iPhone XR are a recipe for success for Apple stock

Thursday September 13, 2018

The day after Apple unveiled three new, pricey iPhones and a new Apple Watch, the move even further towards the premium segment was a focus of several analyst reports, with them all saying that Apple's earnings will hit new heights both from increased sales volume, and a higher average selling price per device.

iPhone XS & iPhone XR shipments forecast to top 85M by end of 2018, most being XR

Thursday September 13, 2018

With just a few months left to go, the iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR are nevertheless predicted to beat 85 million units by 2019, according to a new research estimate.

What happened with Apple's wireless AirPower charging pad, and why

Thursday September 13, 2018

Apple's AirPower is in stealth mode, as the company has mostly scrubbed it from its online presence. The technology is hard to perfect, and is much more than it appears at first glance -- AppleInsider tells you why.

The iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, and Series 4 Apple Watch on the AppleInsider Podcast

Thursday September 13, 2018

AppleInsider talks about, and breaks down everything you need to know about Apple's "Gather round" event and the imminent releases of the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, and Series 4 Apple Watch.