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2016

iPhone SE battery bests iPhone 6s, Samsung Galaxy S7 in stress test

Thursday March 24, 2016

Battery life could be a key difference maker for the iPhone SE, as the smaller handset has been shown to last far longer than more expensive phones -- including the iPhone 6s.

Video: How to use Apple's new Night Shift mode in iOS 9.3

Thursday March 24, 2016

Starting with the launch of iOS 9.3, newer Apple devices have gained a feature called Night Shift, which changes the color tones of your iPhone or iPad display to a warmer hue. In this video, AppleInsider goes hands on with the handy new addition.

Apple's iPhone SE and 9.7-inch iPad Pro now available for preorder in 13 territories

Thursday March 24, 2016

As previously announced, Apple on Thursday activated online preorder sales for its new 4-inch iPhone SE and 9.7-inch iPad Pro in 13 territories, including key markets in North America, Europe and Asia.

Apple online store goes down in preparation of iPhone SE, 9.7-inch iPad Pro sales

Wednesday March 23, 2016

Apple's online storefront went down for maintenance late Wednesday in preparation of a start to preorders for the iPhone SE and 9.7-inch iPad Pro, two new devices announced at a special event on Monday.

Why Apple's iPhone SE lacks 3D Touch technology

Wednesday March 23, 2016

Apple on Monday debuted iPhone SE, the long-awaited 4-inch form factor refresh that borrows liberally from iPhone 6 and 6s parts bins to offer consumers a low-cost iPhone option with very few sacrifices. However, the SE is missing one key feature: 3D Touch.

Hands on: Apple targets the mainstream with new iPhone SE

Wednesday March 23, 2016

Even before Apple held its "Loop you in" event, analysts and the company's media detractors were vocally opining that all the announcements would be boring. While there weren't any shocking new revelations to rock the industry, Apple's latest product releases provide some deep insight into where the company is headed this year, starting with the new iPhone SE.

Google Maps for iOS adds ride services tab, Spotlight search & more

Wednesday March 23, 2016

Google on Wednesday issued another update to the Google Maps iOS app, most notably adding a dedicated tab for people wanting to travel via ridesharing services.

Mac owners unable to log in to Messages, FaceTime after OS X 10.11.4 El Capitan update

Wednesday March 23, 2016

A number of Mac owners are experiencing issues with iMessage and FaceTime logins after upgrading to the latest version of OS X 10.11.4 El Capitan released Monday, with evidence suggesting a bug in the apps' account activation system.

Apple Pay to feature website integration later this year, report says

Wednesday March 23, 2016

Apple is taking steps to position Apple Pay as a comprehensive digital payments platform, and will later this year move beyond touchless transactions and in-app purchases with support for mobile websites, a report said Wednesday.

'NAND mirroring' could let FBI break into iPhone without Apple's help, researchers say

Wednesday March 23, 2016

Whether or not Cellebrite is involved, the FBI may be able to unlock the iPhone of San Bernardino shooter Syed Farook through a process known as "NAND mirroring," security researchers explained on Wednesday.

Days after Apple Watch's $50 price cut, competitor Pebble lays off 25% of staff

Wednesday March 23, 2016

Affordable smartwatch maker and wearable device pioneer Pebble announced on Wednesday that it is laying off 25 percent of its staff this week, citing difficulty raising capital in Silicon Valley.

Chevy, Honda, Hyundai, Kia, Subaru & Volkswagen preparing new CarPlay-ready vehicles

Wednesday March 23, 2016

In tandem with this week's New York International Auto Show, several major car brands have unveiled more vehicles supporting CarPlay, Apple's bridge interface between iPhones and dash displays.

You can watch movies with Dolby Digital 7.1 surround sound in iOS 9.3

Wednesday March 23, 2016

If you're the type to use an iPad as a television, you can pencil in a subwoofer for your next summer blockbuster viewing party as Apple has extended its ecosystem support for Dolby Digital Plus to iOS 9.3.

Six-part Vice video documentary 'The Score' premieres on Apple Music

Wednesday March 23, 2016

Apple Music is this week launching an exclusive six-part Vice documentary, The Score, bolstering the amount of video content on the fledgling streaming service.

How to enable Wi-Fi Calling in iOS 9.3 for Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile iPhones

Wednesday March 23, 2016

With Monday's release of iOS 9.3, all four major U.S. cellular carriers -- including the latest addition, Verizon -- now support Wi-Fi Calling on Apple devices. Here's how to activate the feature on supporting networks.

Apple moves to bring iCloud infrastructure in-house predicated by backdoor fears - report

Wednesday March 23, 2016

Apple's multi-year effort to develop its own servers and networking hardware has reportedly been driven in large part by security concerns, as the company worries that supply chain tampering may lead to deeply embedded vulnerabilities which are difficult to find and remediate.

Video Recap: Apple's iPhone SE and iPad Pro announcements in 2 minutes

Wednesday March 23, 2016

Apple's annual springtime media event is in the books, and the company brought out two blockbusters in the powerful iPhone SE and 9.7-inch iPad Pro. Watch as AppleInsider recaps the announcements and shows some new hands-on footage.

FBI using Israeli firm Cellebrite to help break into San Bernardino terrorist's iPhone

Wednesday March 23, 2016

An Israeli forensic software company, Cellebrite, is helping the FBI try to unlock the iPhone 5c used by San Bernardino shooter Syed Farook, according to a national newspaper.

Piper Jaffray sees virtual reality partnerships boosting Apple's iPhone business near-term

Wednesday March 23, 2016

Investment firm Piper Jaffray continues to believe that virtual reality and augmented reality will play a huge part in Apple's future, but the transition toward such technology will be gradual, likely leveraging the popularity of the iPhone in the shorter term.

Apple rolls out 'Nearby' Maps search feature in Japan

Wednesday March 23, 2016

Apple on Tuesday flipped the switch on "Nearby" Apple Maps search results serving the Japanese market, offering users in that country quick access to commonly queried points of interest like restaurants, shopping malls, health services and more.