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2016

This week on AI: iPhone 7, AirPods, Apple Watch Series 2 & more emerge from shadows

Saturday September 10, 2016

Finally putting an end to rumors, Apple this week revealed the iPhone 7, a second-generation Apple Watch, and more at a press event in San Francisco, putting the new devices up for preorder on Friday.

Roundup: The best cases you can buy for Apple's iPhone 7 and 7 Plus right now

Friday September 09, 2016

With the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus hitting store shelves, new cases are hitting the market at a rapid rate. AppleInsider has rounded up a list of the best iPhone 7 cases that you can buy right now to keep your device in pristine condition.

Apple fires dozens of Project Titan employees as autonomous car initiative shifts to underlying tech

Friday September 09, 2016

Apple is reportedly rethinking plans to enter the self-driving car business, and in so doing has shut down portions of the widely rumored development project, laying off dozens of employees.

AT&T & T-Mobile versions of iPhone 7 likely using Intel modem incompatible with Sprint & Verizon

Friday September 09, 2016

The iPhone 7 models Apple is selling for AT&T and T-Mobile customers don't support Sprint and Verizon, likely because some of them use an Intel modem that doesn't work with CDMA networks, a report noted on Friday.

Dual-lens camera to remain iPhone Plus exclusive in 2017

Friday September 09, 2016

Apple is predicted to keep the dual-camera setup debuted this week with iPhone 7 Plus an exclusive to 5.5-inch versions of its smartphone lineup in 2017, according to well-informed KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

Explosions prompt FAA to warn airline passengers against using Samsung Galaxy Note 7 in flight [u]

Friday September 09, 2016

With just a week to go before Apple's jumbo-sized iPhone 7 Plus hits the market, its chief competitor --Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 --continues to deal with the fallout from faulty batteries, including a safety warning issued by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration.

Tim Cook email response tells sender to 'stay tuned' for Mac refresh

Friday September 09, 2016

Apple CEO Tim Cook has allegedly returned an email from a concerned consumer, and suggests that there are imminent changes in the pipeline.

Apple's Wide Color screen on the iPhone 7 will lead to more faithful color reproduction

Friday September 09, 2016

Apple has implemented many different changes to graphics presentation over the years, but none may be more dramatic and have a more lasting impact than the ongoing shift from older technologies to the new Wide Color standard as found in the iPhone 7 family.

Deals: Up to $200 off first-gen Apple Watches; iPhone 7 pre-order offers; 13" MacBook Air (1.6GHz, 8GB, 128GB) for $790

Friday September 09, 2016

Deals on Apple products are heating up after this week's keynote. Snap up a first-gen Apple Watch at $150-$200 off. Or trade in an iPhone 6/6s/Plus and get a 32GB iPhone 7 for free (or get the 256GB iPhone 7 for the price of the 128GB model at Sprint). An 8GB 13" MacBook Air is also $210 off on eBay.

AT&T & Verizon join in on 'free' iPhone 7 deals offering up to $650 in credit [u]

Friday September 09, 2016

Not content to let Sprint and T-Mobile steal their thunder, U.S. carriers AT&T and Verizon have launched their own promotions in which customers can potentially get a free iPhone 7 after trading in an older device. [Updated with second AT&T option]

Apple Upgrade Program participants complain of no stock, scheduling problems

Friday September 09, 2016

The iPhone Upgrade program is intended to give people the ability to get Apple's new phone every year, shortly after release. Problems with the pre-order process overnight are leading people to question why they signed up for the program.

Apple to reopen in-store iPhone 7 reservations on Sept. 17

Friday September 09, 2016

In the U.S., Apple has temporarily called a halt to in-store shopping reservations for the iPhone 7 -- but those will reopen at 8 a.m. on Sept. 17, potentially giving people who missed launch-day preorders another shot at getting a device within the next two weeks.

How Apple achieves the high-gloss 'jet black' color on the iPhone 7 & 7 Plus

Friday September 09, 2016

Apple made something of a fuss about the iPhone 7's new "jet black" color during this week's press event in San Francisco, going into depth about the nine-step process needed to achieve that look. Here's how it's accomplished.

Trade-in time: Sell your first-gen Apple Watch to BuyBackWorld and grab a $10 bonus

Friday September 09, 2016

AppleInsider readers looking to offset the cost of an Apple Watch Series 2 by selling their first-generation Apple Watch can use an exclusive coupon code this week to add an additional $10 to BuyBackWorld's industry-leading cash payouts of up to $175. Plus, an extended price lock lets you hang onto your watch until Halloween.

AppleInsider podcast talks Apple event, iPhone 7, Apple Watch Series 2

Friday September 09, 2016

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Daniel Eran Dilger tells Victor Marks about Apple's big keynote, and details hands-on impressions with Apple Watch Series 2, iPhone 7, AirPods and more.

iPhone SE beats out iPhone 7 in LTE internet time, iPhone 7 Plus battery life king

Friday September 09, 2016

Apple Senior Vice President Phil Schiller may claim that the battery in the iPhone 7 Plus is the best yet, but the same does not hold true for the iPhone 7. According to Apple's own testing the smaller iPhone SE beats out the iPhone 7 by an hour when accessing the internet on LTE.

Apple's iPhone 7 and Apple Watch Series 2 now available for preorder [u]

Friday September 09, 2016

As scheduled, Apple's iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus and Apple Watch Series 2 went up for preorder early Friday in nearly 30 territories around the world, including key markets in North America, Europe and Asia.

Apple's online storefront down ahead of iPhone 7, Apple Watch Series 2 preorders

Thursday September 08, 2016

Apple's online storefront and dedicated Apple Store app went down at around 5:50 p.m. Pacific on Thursday as the company makes preparations for a rush of iPhone 7 and Apple Watch Series 2 preorders.

Macy's to host Apple store-within-a-store in New York, sell Apple Watch this holiday

Thursday September 08, 2016

Apple has agreed to open a store-within-a-store concept at Macy's Herald Square flagship location in New York, with the deal also granting the department store chain access to Apple Watch Series 1 and Series 2 in time for the holiday shopping season.

Apple to meet with augmented reality contact lens firm EPGL, discuss possible iOS support

Thursday September 08, 2016

Apple's iOS might be first to support an augmented reality contact lens system currently in development at EP Global Communications, as the two companies are scheduled to meet next week to discuss potential platform integrations.