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2017

iPhone X with 3D camera appears to support 'animoji' capturing facial expressions in iOS 11

Saturday September 09, 2017

The leaked iOS 11 GM continues to shed light on new features including 3D animated emoji that respond to a user's facial expressions for users with what now appears to be called the iPhone X -- and looks to be called "animoji."

iOS 11 firmware reveals apparent names of Apple's next phones: iPhone X, iPhone 8 Plus & iPhone 8

Saturday September 09, 2017

With just a few days to go before Apple reveals its highly anticipated 10th-anniversary iPhone overhaul, the name of the mystery product may finally be known: iPhone X, according to the company's own iOS 11 golden master firmware.

Firmware reveals Apple Watch 'Series 3' to come in 'Blush Gold', 'Ceramic Gray'

Saturday September 09, 2017

The leaked iOS 11 GM firmware reveals that there appear to be two new colors for the Apple Watch. We expect to see these at the Apple Event at the Steve Jobs Theater on Tuesday, where we'll be on site and hands-on with the newly announced devices.

This week on AI: 'iPhone 8' & Apple Watch details leak in iOS 11 GM, Apple may buy Bond, new Beats & more

Saturday September 09, 2017

On the eve of Apple's Sept. 12 iPhone event, last-minute rumors and an iOS 11 GM leak hinted at "iPhone 8" details, as well as the device's troubled history. In a pair of separate surprises, the company also launched new high-end Beats headphones, and was rumored to be pursuing rights to the James Bond franchise.

Inner workings of Apple's 'Face ID' camera for 'iPhone 8' detailed in report

Saturday September 09, 2017

Apple is widely rumored to integrate cutting-edge facial recognition solution in a next-generation iPhone many are calling "iPhone 8," and a report published Friday offers an inside look at the of the technology before its expected debut on Tuesday.

Leaked iOS 11 GM confirms 'iPhone 8' 'Face ID' facial detection, revamped AirPods, more

Friday September 08, 2017

A deeper dive into Friday's leaked iOS 11 GM seems to reveal a slew of new features set to launch with "iPhone 8," including a facial recognition system dubbed "Face ID," new Portrait Lighting camera effects, a True Tone display and more. A new version of AirPods is also hinted at in the code.

LTE Apple Watch 'Series 3' tipped in leaked iOS 11 GM

Friday September 08, 2017

Friday's supposed iOS 11 GM leak continues to yield clues about Apple's upcoming product launches, with new evidence pointing to the imminent release of an all-new Apple Watch "Series 3" with LTE connectivity.

Supposed iOS 11 GM leak reveals new wallpapers suitable for OLED screens

Friday September 08, 2017

A golden master of iOS 11, the final version of Apple's next-generation mobile operating system, was reportedly leaked on Friday, potentially bringing with it clues as to what Apple will announce at its expected iPhone unveiling next week.

Rumor: Supposed 'iPhone 8' box label shows up online, seemingly confirms branding

Friday September 08, 2017

A highly suspicious photo found circulating on Chinese microblogging site Weibo this week purportedly shows a box label for an unreleased "iPhone 8" model, suggesting the name will be used for at least one Apple smartphone expected to debut next week.

Apple contributes $5M to 'Hand in Hand' hurricane relief effort, to open donations this weekend

Friday September 08, 2017

Hand in Hand: A Benefit for Hurricane Relief on Friday announced a $5 million donation from Apple, which will be put toward ongoing Hurricane Harvey relief efforts in Texas, as well as programs benefitting what is expected to be massive damage from the incoming Irma.

Apple's foreign suits against Qualcomm can continue while US case ongoing, judge rules

Friday September 08, 2017

Apple's 11 international lawsuits against Qualcomm -- in places like China, Japan, and the UK -- can go on while an original U.S. case is underway, a U.S. federal judge ruled this week.

Apple updates WWDC app for iOS, Apple TV with support for Handoff

Friday September 08, 2017

Three months after the Worldwide Developers Conference concluded, Apple is still updating the official WWDC app, making it easier for developers to access videos and content to help create apps for upcoming platforms like iOS 11 and macOS High Sierra.

Diabetes monitoring company Dexcom partners with Fitbit, but Apple Watch users not abandoned

Friday September 08, 2017

After praising the Apple Watch earlier in the year, glucose monitoring software company Dexcom has forged a partnership with Fitbit to integrate the technology into the Ionic smartwatch -- but the monitoring featured in the Fitbit device may appear on the Apple Watch with watchOS 4.

Bearish analyst pushes new & unlikely reason for OLED 'iPhone 8' delay, suggests October launch

Friday September 08, 2017

An analyst who is notoriously bearish on Apple stock is pushing a new claim that that metal casing issues in the fabrication process of the "iPhone 8" are causing a problem, and claims it could be the source of a possible delay in shipping the OLED device.

Spotify drops Web streaming for users of Apple's Safari browser

Friday September 08, 2017

Streaming music service Spotify has apparently dropped access to its Web Player for users of Apple's Safari, despite it continuing to work on Chrome, Edge, Firefox, and Opera.

Microsoft launches My Workspace Office 365 toolbar for Apple's macOS

Friday September 08, 2017

Microsoft this week debuted a new tool for Office 365 users on the Mac, bringing quick access to apps, files and information to the macOS menu bar.

Up to 143M US consumers exposed in Equifax hack, could impact iPhone buyers

Friday September 08, 2017

U.S. credit scoring agency Equifax has admitted that hackers gained access to the data of 143 million Americans earlier this year, something that could be particularly relevant to people in Apple's iPhone Upgrade Program.

Fox studio head hints deal for early rentals on Apple's iTunes still 6-12 months out

Friday September 08, 2017

A deal between movie studios and companies like Apple and Comcast to provide early-access movie rentals should be complete within the next 6 to 12 months, the studio head of 20th Century Fox said at a Los Angeles media conference.

AppleInsider podcast talks 'iPhone 8' & OLED supply, speaks with iZotope about Spire Studio

Friday September 08, 2017

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Neil and Victor talk about next week's announcement of the 'iPhone 8', Apple Watch, OLED technology, and Victor interviews iZotope's Product Manager, Colin Thurmond, about their new Spire Studio recording hardware.

HomePod hardware purportedly pops up in China and California ahead of December launch

Friday September 08, 2017

Though Apple is not due to open HomePod orders until December, versions of the hotly anticipated Siri-equipped speaker appear to be in testing by employees in the U.S., while one Instagram user seems to have snagged a unit in China.