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2017

Apple's iPhone 5s takes comparatively mild speed hit from iOS 11 upgrade

Tuesday September 19, 2017

While 2013's iPhone 5s is the oldest device to support iOS 11, the device takes a smaller performance hit with the new software than the iPhone 5 does running iOS 10, or the iPhone 4S running iOS 9, according to benchmarks shared on Tuesday.

Video: Everything you need to know about Apple's iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus

Tuesday September 19, 2017

In our latest video, AppleInsider goes through every new detail, feature and specification on the iPhone 8 series lineup, helping you decide whether to upgrade or wait for the iPhone X.

iPhone 8 wireless charging speed will improve with future firmware update from Apple

Tuesday September 19, 2017

At launch, the iPhone 8 will recharge via inductive wireless technology at a rate comparable to the standard 5-watt charger that ships with the handset. But Apple plans to improve that speed with a future software update.

Early reviews paint Apple's iPhone 8 & 8 Plus as good devices overshadowed by iPhone X

Tuesday September 19, 2017

Ahead of the devices' Sept. 22 launch, some reviews of the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus are already beginning to trickle in, comparing them against both earlier iPhone models and the elephant in the room, the OLED-based iPhone X shipping Nov. 3.

Tim Cook speaks to Good Morning America, discusses iOS 11, iPhone X, Face ID, Steve Jobs legacy

Tuesday September 19, 2017

Apple CEO Tim Cook sat down with Robin Roberts a few hours before the launch of iOS 11, and spoke about the iPhone 8, the iPhone X, iOS 11, ARKit, and the legacy of Steve Jobs.

August unveils HomeKit-compatible Smart Lock Pro, redesigned Smart Lock and Doorbell Cam Pro

Tuesday September 19, 2017

Smart lock manufacturer August on Tuesday unveiled a new hardware lineup headlined by the revamped Smart Lock Pro, a HomeKit-compatible retrofit device that boasts all-new "DoorSense" technology that alerts users when their door is left ajar. A second, more affordable device also launched, as did a new version of the Doorbell Cam.

Winners of the BlackPods (customized AirPods) giveaway announced [Daniel M. and Bob B.]

Tuesday September 19, 2017

AppleInsider would like to congratulate the winners of our latest giveaway, Daniel M. and Bob B., each of whom will receive a pair of BlackPods delivered to their door.

Apple begins rollout of TV app in Australia, Canada ahead of iOS 11 & tvOS 11 debut

Monday September 18, 2017

Apple on Monday began rolling out its TV app in Australia and Canada ahead of tomorrow's scheduled iOS 11 and tvOS 11 release, which will deliver the one-stop streaming hub to seven additional countries later this fall.

Boston Red Sox used Fitbit to steal signs, not Apple Watch, reporter claims

Monday September 18, 2017

Recent accusations that the Boston Red Sox used an Apple Watch to steal signs from the New York Yankees were misguided, since the team may have actually used a Fitbit instead, according to one reporter.

Apple to grow and revamp Century City store in LA with mall's $1B expansion

Monday September 18, 2017

Apple is reportedly taking advantage of a $1 billion overhaul at Los Angeles's Westfield Century City mall on Santa Monica Boulevard to launch a new, much larger store in the facility.

Bluetooth 5 on iPhone 8, iPhone X improves range and speed of BLE iBeacons, IoT sensors

Monday September 18, 2017

One of the new specifications to appear on the new iPhone 8 and iPhone X is Bluetooth 5, an enhancement of the Bluetooth 4.2 Low Energy protocol. Its primary benefit enables BLE devices (such as iBeacons, wearable sensors and other low-power fixtures of the "Internet of Things") to work over greater distances or at faster speeds.

Apple Watch Series 3 with & without cellular vs. Series 1: Which model is right for you?

Monday September 18, 2017

The Apple Watch now has three distinct models at three separate price points, giving consumers more options than ever -- but also making buying decisions more difficult. Should you get a Series 3 with cellular, without cellular, or a Series 1? AppleInsider is here to help.

Sprint offers free 64GB iPhone 8 after trade-in to lure subscribers

Monday September 18, 2017

Sprint on Monday launched a promotion offering a free 64-gigabyte iPhone 8 in exchange for trading in an iPhone 7, Samsung Galaxy S8, or Galaxy Note 8.

Demand for Apple Watch Series 3 with cellular stronger than expected, taking 80%+ of preorders

Monday September 18, 2017

With a starting price just $70 more than the non-cellular option, the new Apple Watch Series 3 with cellular accounts for the lion's share of preorders ahead of this Friday's launch.

Giveaway: Enter to win a case for the iPhone 8, 8 Plus or X

Monday September 18, 2017

Casetify is partnering with AppleInsider this week to offer readers the chance to win a smartphone case valued at up to $45. Fifteen winners will be drawn -- and each winner can select from a variety of Casetify cases, including covers for the new iPhone 8, 8 Plus and iPhone X.

Not all iOS 11 features coming on Tuesday, Apple Pay Cash coming later in the fall

Monday September 18, 2017

Apple has detailed a few features in Tuesday's iOS 11, and has noted that the feature that allows for person-to-person money transfers, dubbed Apple Pay Cash, will arrive in an update to iOS 11 and watchOS 4.

W2 chip in Apple Watch Series 3 boosts wireless speeds while maintaining battery life

Monday September 18, 2017

One of the things Apple briefly touched on in announcing the Apple Watch Series 3 last week was the W2, a new self-designed wireless chip that's nominally the successor to the W1 found in audio accessories like AirPods and the Powerbeats3. But what advantages does it offer, and why is it in a watch instead?

Deals: 13" MacBook Pro (256GB) for $1,199 ($300 off); 15" MacBook Pro (Radeon 560) for $2,599 ($200 off); iPhone 8 and X cases for $5

Monday September 18, 2017

Shoppers this week can save $200 to $300 on popular 13- and 15-inch MacBook Pro configurations with no tax outside NY and NJ. Or pick up a Caseology case for the iPhone 8, 8 Plus, or X for $4 to $5 with free shipping after coupon.

How high dynamic range support enables richer colors on Apple TV 4K

Monday September 18, 2017

Apple has added high dynamic range, or HDR, to the new Apple TV 4K. AppleInsider explains what the term means as it pertains to 4K video, and how it applies to the new set-top box.

iPhone 8, iPhone X lack support for T-Mobile's new 600 MHz extended LTE network

Monday September 18, 2017

The technical specifications for Apple's new iPhone 8 and iPhone X lack a discrete entry for the 600MHz spectrum required to use T-Mobile's new multi-billion dollar LTE network on Band 71 -- but at present, only one other smartphone has support for the frequency.