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2016

Facebook switches on bot-based purchases in Messenger

Monday September 12, 2016

Facebook on Monday announced that one of the key poles of its bot strategy, chat-based purchases, will soon take effect for users of its Messenger app.

iPhone 7 & 7 Plus have bigger batteries than iPhone 6s line, specs show

Monday September 12, 2016

The 4.7-inch iPhone 7 features a 1,960 milliamp-hour battery, while the 5.5-inch iPhone 7 Plus includes a 2,900 milliamp-hour supply -- both significant increases over their predecessors, a report noted on Monday.

iPhone 7 Plus vs. iPhone 7 camera: Dual lenses provide major upgrade potential

Monday September 12, 2016

Apple's choice of an all-new dual-sensor camera module on the iPhone 7 Plus steals the show, making it a compelling upsell from the 12-megapixel single lens on the iPhone 7. If you're still torn deciding between which model is for you, here's a comparison of what the iPhone 7 Plus camera offers over the iPhone 7.

Pro photographer tests iPhone 7 Plus cameras at US Open, finds they perform 'exceedingly well'

Monday September 12, 2016

Apple and ESPN equipped photographer Landon Nordeman with an unreleased iPhone 7 Plus for this weekend's U.S. Open tennis tournament, resulting in a series of photos showcasing the new dual-lens system for the phone, set to launch on Friday.

France & Netherlands among EU countries considering pursuing share of Apple taxes

Monday September 12, 2016

In the wake of the European Commission's ruling against tax deals between Apple and Ireland, the finance ministers of several other European countries are reportedly considering a share of the iPhone maker's back taxes.

Deals: Up to $270 off 15" MacBook Pros; 27" iMac 5K (3.3GHz/8GB/2TB/M395) for $1,900; 50% off PDF Expert 2.0 for Mac

Monday September 12, 2016

Shoppers this week can save $150-$270 on 15" MacBook Pros. Or snap up Apple's current 27" iMac 5K at $400 off MSRP. PDF Expert 2.0 for Mac is also $29.99 ($30 off).

Sports Illustrated shares NFL gameday photos promoting dual-lens iPhone 7 Plus

Monday September 12, 2016

Having been given an early promotional unit by Apple, Sports Illustrated on Sunday published a series of photos shot with the iPhone 7 Plus, which includes a second lens for 2x optical zoom.

Apple features 10-movie bundles for $10 in 10th iTunes Movies anniversary sale

Monday September 12, 2016

Celebrating the 10-year anniversary of movie sales on the iTunes Movie store, Apple is offering up six 10-movie bundles from five studios for $10 each to U.S. shoppers.

iPhone 7 rumors postmortem: What the Apple rumor mill got right, and what it didn't

Sunday September 11, 2016

For regular AppleInsider readers, last week's Apple event came with no major surprises, as the rumor mill signaled exactly what to expect from the iPhone 7 and Apple Watch Series 2. Here's a recap of which sources got it right --in some cases well in advance of the product announcements.

Editorial: Apple's AirPods, iPhone 7, Series 2 Watch out... journalists

Saturday September 10, 2016

The September 7 Apple Event raised some troubling questions for many tech journalists and their prewritten narratives. It's almost as if they'd been caught in a huge lie and were now forced to ad-lib a toddler-like series of distractions in a bid to avoid any consequences to their reputations. They're often wrong, here's why.

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]