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2017

Android smartphone vendors reportedly pushing for foldable mobile devices with dual displays

Monday November 13, 2017

Android smartphone manufacturers are looking towards developing more foldable phones to offer consumers a larger display to compete against bigger handsets like the iPhone 8 Plus, a report claims, with a number of vendors said to be working on mobile devices using multiple screens to create a larger display area.

Amazon rumored prepping free ad-supported version of Prime Video [u]

Monday November 13, 2017

Raising a potential threat to Apple's TV plans, people wanting to watch Amazon's movies and TV shows may soon be able to stream without paying for a Prime subscription, which normally costs $99 per year. [Updated with official denial from Amazon]

Apple issues third developer betas of iOS 11.2, macOS 10.13.2, watchOS 4.2, tvOS 11.2

Monday November 13, 2017

Apple on Monday supplied developers with a third pre-release beta of its four major platforms, all of which are due to receive point-two releases in the coming weeks.

Apple working 24/7 to finish downtown Brooklyn store as giant glass pane shatters

Monday November 13, 2017

Crews are working around the clock to put the finishing touches on the first Apple store in downtown Brooklyn, but they recently suffered a setback -- a massive pane of glass has shattered.

'Midnight Fog' edition of Apple Watch Nike+ to ship on Nov. 14

Monday November 13, 2017

A new color combination for the Apple Watch Nike+ Series 3, "Midnight Fog," is coming to Nike's online and retail stores on Tuesday.

6.5-inch iPhone X, 6.1-inch LCD iPhone in the works for late 2018 launch

Monday November 13, 2017

Apple is said to have three new iPhone models in the pipeline for a late 2018 launch, two of which will be the company's biggest handsets ever, crossing the six-inch threshold with new edge-to-edge OLED and traditional LCD models.

YouTube promises fix for severe battery drain on iPhones & iPads

Monday November 13, 2017

Google's YouTube said it's working to solve a bug in its iOS app causing heavy battery drain on iPhones and iPads, even when running in the background.

Deals: 13" MacBook Pros as low as $1,149; 15" MacBook Pros from $1,769 ($200-$700 off); $400 to $800 off 27" iMac 5Ks; $200 off 9.7" iPad Pros

Monday November 13, 2017

As Black Friday approaches, we're seeing deals heat up with instant and coupon savings on 13" and 15" MacBook Pros, as well as new lower pricing on closeout 27" iMac 5Ks with discounts of up to $800 off. Apple's 32GB 9.7" iPad Pro (Wi-Fi Only) is also marked down to $399 with the 128GB model ringing in at $499 ($200 off) -- all with no tax collected on orders shipped outside NY and NJ.

Robbers smash into Apple's flagship UK store in lightning raid

Monday November 13, 2017

Ten robbers on five mopeds broke into Apple's Regent Street store in London early Monday morning, using one of the scooters to smash through the store's glass facade.

Video: One week using Apple's iPhone X vs. iPhone 8 Plus

Sunday November 12, 2017

There are benchmarks and specs -- and then there are actual use cases that may differ between the iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X. AppleInsider has spent over a week with the iPhone X now, and here's what we think about it, versus the iPhone 8 Plus.

Review: August's Smart Lock Pro + Connect bundle is a pricey but useful Apple HomeKit add-on

Sunday November 12, 2017

August's top-end Smart Lock Pro + Connect bundle probably is probably a costly luxury for most people, but works as advertised, and with HomeKit in tow can be a gateway to some clever automations.

iPhone X impresses Windows executive, Android fans but bitter bloggers still hating

Saturday November 11, 2017

Apple's iPhone X is drawing compliments from some unlikely places, ranging from the official Twitter account of Steven Sinofsky, the former President of Microsoft's Windows Division, to diehard Android fans sharing their unvarnished opinions on Reddit. However, it can't please embittered bloggers who wanted Apple to fail.

iPhone X, iPhone 8 Plus production accelerating alongside cutback in orders for iPhone 8

Saturday November 11, 2017

Reports from the supply chain suggest that any production problems that may have plagued the iPhone X are long past, and Apple and its manufacturing partners will increase production to ship about 26 million of the OLED model in the holiday quarter.

Review: Fitbit Ionic aims at Apple Watch, but needs more apps

Saturday November 11, 2017

Fitbit's first attempt at a smartwatch proves better as a high-end fitness tracker than a full-on competitor to the Apple Watch.

This week on AI: Apple AR glasses in 2020, iPad Pro with Face ID & more

Saturday November 11, 2017

With the iPhone X barely on shelves, rumors have already begun to turn to future Apple hardware, including the company's predicted augmented reality headset.

Video: Apple's Clips 2.0 puts you in the Millennium Falcon cockpit with Star Wars augmented reality

Friday November 10, 2017

Apple's updated Clips 2.0 on Thursday, and it now supports augmented reality 360-degree selfie scenes using iPhone X's TrueDepth camera system. Other additions include Disney content including a panorama aboard the Millenium Falcon and Mega-Destroyer -- and AppleInsider shows you all the new features.

Apple to reopen improved Burlingame & Burlington stores on Nov. 18

Friday November 10, 2017

Two Apple outlets -- one in Burlingame, Calif. and the other in Burlington, Mass. -- will both reopen on Saturday, Nov. 18 at 10 a.m. local time, following months of renovation work.

Some iPhone X owners report mystery green lines appearing on displays

Friday November 10, 2017

Some buyers of Apple's iPhone X are encountering green lines along the left or right side of the OLED display, according to various accounts on social media.

Deals: 9.7" iPads for $299, 10.5" iPad Pros as low as $599 ($50-$100 off); 32GB 9.7" Pros for $399 or 128GB for $499 + 1TB G-Drive for $50

Friday November 10, 2017

Early Black Friday deals are heating up on Apple iPads with 2017 9.7" models for $299. Or upgrade to a 10.5" iPad Pro for as low as $599 after $50 to $100 cash discounts. The popular 9.7" iPad Pro for $399 deal is back ($200 off), plus a 1TB G-Drive USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive is just $49.95. All with no tax on orders shipped outside NY and NJ.

Apple Watch gets special Veterans Day activity challenge

Friday November 10, 2017

Apple on Friday announced a new activity challenge for Apple Watch owners, meant to commemorate Veterans Day on Nov. 11.