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2017

With iPhone 8, Apple's Silicon Gap widens as the new A11 Bionic obliterates top chips from Qualcomm, Samsung & Huawei

Monday September 18, 2017

Official benchmarks posted by Geekbench show that Apple's A11 Bionic delivers a huge jump in performance over last year's A10 Fusion used in iPhone 7, with scores that are not just far beyond other mobile ARM competitors' latest chips, but higher than the base Intel Kaby Lake Core i5 processor Apple uses in its 13 inch MacBook Pro.

Protective cases you can get for your iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus now

Monday September 18, 2017

The iPhone 8 has a different design than last year's iPhone 7, but the dimensions are very similar. It's possible you have a case that works now -- try it out and see. But, if it doesn't fit, or you just want a new case, AppleInsider has rounded up a few of the best options that are available now.

Watch: All the details about the iPhone X that you may have missed

Sunday September 17, 2017

AppleInsider tells you everything you need to know about the iPhone X, in less than seven minutes.

Hands On: Mellel 4 targets Mac and iPad Microsoft Word users with indexing and outlining

Sunday September 17, 2017

The popular but niche word processor chiefly used by academics and technical authors has just been updated, with 95 new features.

Relocated Apple store opens for business in Reno, Nevada

Saturday September 16, 2017

Apple on Saturday opened the doors of a relocated Reno, Nev., retail outlet to a crowd of eager customers, the latest in the company's chain to benefit from an "Apple store 2.0" redesign developed under executive Angela Ahrendts.

Watch: Apple goes all-in on augmented reality

Saturday September 16, 2017

Apple is going all-in on augmented reality with iPhone X, iPhone 8 and iOS 11. From hardware acceleration on the A11 Bionic chip to ARKit in iOS 11, check out all the new AR features consumers coming to Apple's product line starting Sept. 22.

T-Mobile's John Legere boosts Apple Watch LTE speed limit in response to customer feedback

Saturday September 16, 2017

T-Mobile's CEO, John Legere, took to Twitter to announce a change to their Apple Watch plans, boosting the speed limit that the company had applied to the Series 3 LTE-equipped model.

This week on AI: Apple unveils iPhone X & 8, Apple Watch Series 3, Apple TV 4K & more

Saturday September 16, 2017

It all came out this week, as Apple finally revealed the OLED-based iPhone X, the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, a third-generation Apple Watch with LTE, and the Apple TV 4K. Find all the details you might have missed right here.

Apple addresses ad industry complaints over Safari tracking prevention feature

Friday September 15, 2017

In response to advertising industry objections to Safari's new Intelligent Tracking Prevention feature, Apple on Friday explained how the service is a boon for both consumers and ad services who use it responsibly.

Apple airs Apple Watch Series 3 ad showcasing Apple Music over LTE, AirPods support

Friday September 15, 2017

Apple on Friday posted to its official YouTube channel a new commercial hyping Apple Watch Series 3 and the device's ability to stream Apple Music over cellular networks.

Apple's 'differential privacy' still collects too much specific data, study says

Friday September 15, 2017

Apple's use of "differential privacy" -- a method that inserts random noise into data as it's collected en masse -- doesn't go far enough to protect personal information, a study suggested this week.

Apple's Craig Federighi details Face ID in new interview [u]

Friday September 15, 2017

In a brief interview on Friday, Apple SVP of Software Engineering Craig Federighi answered a few questions about the Face ID facial recognition feature that will ship out to customers in November, dispelling some of the more contentious rumors, providing background on its development and touting the system's benefits.

Virgin Mobile USA sets later Sept. 29 launch for Apple's iPhone 8 & 8 Plus

Friday September 15, 2017

The U.S. incarnation of Virgin Mobile won't launch the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus until Sept. 29, a full week after the devices arrive from Apple and the country's four major carriers, according to an announcement.

AppleInsider readers are split on the iPhone X notch, but most support Apple's decision to embrace it

Friday September 15, 2017

It wasn't quite a landslide vote, but AppleInsider readers came down in favor of Apple's decision to highlight and not hide the so-called "notch" housing the camera, sensors and earpiece atop the iPhone X edge-to-edge display.

These stickers cover up the Digital Crown red dot on your Apple Watch Series 3 with cellular

Friday September 15, 2017

The Apple Watch Series 3 with cellular features a unique aesthetic decision, placing a large and noticeable red dot on the Digital Crown, that may not be appealing to all buyers. Thankfully, there are a few decent options for covering it up with a decal.

Apple hardware lead Johny Srouji to speak at Carnegie Mellon on Sept. 18

Friday September 15, 2017

Johny Srouji -- Apple's senior VP of Hardware Technologies -- will give a speech at Pittsburgh's Carnegie Mellon on Monday, Sept. 18, the university's Computer Science school has announced.

Video: Should you preorder Apple's iPhone 8, or wait for iPhone X?

Friday September 15, 2017

The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are now available for preorder ahead of next Friday's launch. But with the iPhone X so close behind, prospective buyers may have a hard time choosing between the two. AppleInsider offers some insight to help you make your big buying decision.

Apple's new App Store rules say devs must provide alternative to Face ID for kids under 13

Friday September 15, 2017

Updated App Store Review Guidelines published this week include a variety of changes, most notably dictating that apps wanting to make use of Face ID on the iPhone X must offer an "alternate authentication method" for children under 13.

A11 Bionic processor in iPhone 8, iPhone X contains first Apple-designed GPU, new secure element

Friday September 15, 2017

Apple has brought design and development of the A11 Bionic processor even more in-house with the eradication of outside solutions, allowing the company to speed up and further integrate the new chip's various processes more than it ever has before.

Apple isn't expected to catch up to iPhone X demand before first half of 2018

Friday September 15, 2017

Apple is poised to be able to ship about 40 million iPhone X units before the end of 2017, which won't be nearly enough to meet consumer demand for the redesigned handset with edge-to-edge OLED display, according to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.