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2017

5.8" iPhone X designed for two-handed use as Apple apparently drops support for Reachability

Wednesday September 13, 2017

After years of resisting the trend of larger phones, Apple has now fully embraced two-handed smartphone use with the iPhone X, as the device apparently lacks Reachability -- a feature first introduced three years ago with the iPhone 6.

Quick charging the iPhone 8 and iPhone X requires at least $70 in accessory purchases

Wednesday September 13, 2017

Apple says that the iPhone 8 and iPhone X will charge from completely depleted to 50 percent in 30 minutes -- but what it omits is that it requires additional purchases to do so, from a narrow range of vendors.

Apple exterminates USB-C troubleshooting port on Apple TV 4K, adds Gigabit Ethernet

Wednesday September 13, 2017

The new Apple TV 4K is getting faster network connectivity with the addition of a Gigabit Ethernet port, but the company has also removed the USB-C port previously used for troubleshooting and screenshot capture.

AirPods Wireless Charging Case an add-on, release date and pricing unknown

Wednesday September 13, 2017

While there is a Qi-compatible AirPods Wireless Charging Case coming, it does not appear to be included with the default SKU of the AirPods for the foreseeable future -- and the pricing of the peripheral is unknown.

Rumor recap: Who was right and wrong about the iPhone X and iPhone 8

Wednesday September 13, 2017

It's increasingly difficult for Apple to surprise fans at its keynote presentation thanks to persistent leaks. But this year proved even more leaky than usual, thanks largely to Apple itself. AppleInsider offers a recap of the iPhone X and iPhone 8 rumor cycle, with a breakdown of who got what right -- and wrong.

Apple invites iPhone Upgrade Program members to 'prep' for Friday's iPhone 8 pre-orders

Wednesday September 13, 2017

Apple has begun sending emails to people in the iPhone Upgrade Program, urging them to do "prep work" to be sure they can pre-order an iPhone 8 this Friday morning.

LTE Apple Watch Series 3 boosts minimum required device to iPhone 6 for initial setup [u]

Wednesday September 13, 2017

The Apple Watch Series 3 adds LTE but at a cost to older iPhone owners -- the iPhone 5s won't be able to set up or communicate with the device at all.

Apple's iPhone 8 pre-orders will start at 12:01 a.m. Pacific time on Friday

Wednesday September 13, 2017

This Friday's iPhone 8 preorders will start at 12:01 a.m. Pacific time, or 3:01 a.m. Eastern, Apple has confirmed via its website.

Apple migrates sought-after Jet Black finish to lower-capacity 32GB iPhone 7

Wednesday September 13, 2017

Apple has expanded the jet black finish beyond just the higher capacities of the iPhone 7 family, and is now offering it on the 32GB versions of both the iPhone 7, and iPhone 7 Plus.

Disney lone major studio holdout for 4K movies in Apple's iTunes

Wednesday September 13, 2017

A significant gap in Tuesday's announcement of 4K movies coming to iTunes was Disney, normally one of Apple's closest corporate partners.

AppleInsider podcast gives hands-on impressions of iPhone X, iPhone 8 from Apple's event

Wednesday September 13, 2017

In this special episode of the AppleInsider Podcast, Daniel Eran Dilger joins Victor to talk about the Sept. 12 event and what we saw announced: Apple Watch, AppleTV, iPhone 8 and iPhone X. Daniel breaks away from the event to give his thoughts on what's really important that we saw today.

First look: iPhone 8 series with A11 Bionic chip, wireless charging, more

Wednesday September 13, 2017

If Apple hadn't introduced iPhone X at a special event on Tuesday, iPhone 8 and 8 Plus would have been its premium priced, stand-out smartphone models for 2017. But even with the new X shamelessly showing off, the relatively less exciting pair of 8s actually offer a compelling upgrade for buyers who want and need less than the absolute best, most expensive option in smartphones.

First look: Apple Watch Series 3 and AirPower

Wednesday September 13, 2017

As expected, Apple unveiled a slew of new products at its special media event on Tuesday, including a revamped Apple Watch with LTE connectivity for true standalone operation. AppleInsider was on the scene to go hands on with the latest hardware.

LTE Apple Watch details: iCloud Music Library streaming, 16GB of storage, LTE talk time and more

Tuesday September 12, 2017

After announcing Apple Watch Series 3 onstage at a special media event on Tuesday, Apple provided additional details about its latest wearable, noting increases in onboard storage, music streaming information and expected battery life when connected to an LTE network.

First look: Hands-on with Apple's iPhone X

Tuesday September 12, 2017

Apple released its first major iPhone redesign in three years on Tuesday with iPhone X, a technologically advanced smartphone that boasts an all-new OLED Super Retina Display, TrueDepth camera system, Face ID, A11 Bionic Chip with onboard neural engine and more. AppleInsider went hands-on with Apple's newest flagship and came away impressed by the handset's fit and finish.

Apple discontinues (Product)Red iPhone 7, ups iPad Pro pricing

Tuesday September 12, 2017

Not announced during Tuesday's packed keynote was Apple's apparent discontinuation of the (Product)Red iPhone 7, as well as a price increase for high-capacity iPad Pro models.

Apple is de-bloating iTunes with latest 12.7 release, removes App Store

Tuesday September 12, 2017

Apple on Tuesday updated its iTunes software for desktop computers, with the latest release marking major changes in both content presentation, supported devices, feature additions -- and deletions -- and more.

Apple quietly cuts price of iPhone SE to $349 for 32GB, $449 for 128GB

Tuesday September 12, 2017

While introducing its most expensive iPhone ever, the $999-and-up iPhone X, Apple also cut the price of its smallest and most affordable handset, making it cheaper than ever to purchase a new model.

AT&T, Verizon will charge $10 per month for Apple Watch Series 3 cellular data plans [ux2]

Tuesday September 12, 2017

Though the Apple Watch Series 3 with cellular hardware costs just $30 more than its predecessor, it will run users an additional $10 per month for mobile data access on America's two largest wireless carriers.

Apple intros urBeats3 headphones & cheaper Apple TV Siri Remote

Tuesday September 12, 2017

While flying under the radar compared with bigger hardware announcements, Apple on Tuesday launched new Beats headphones -- the urBeats3 -- and a slightly tweaked Siri Remote, most remarkable for its lower price tag.