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2016

Launch iPhone 7 purchasers predominantly upgraders, looking for 128 GB

Monday September 19, 2016

An analyst's examination of iPhone 7 buyers at launch sees more customers looking at 128GB models versus 256GB, with the vast majority of early buyers upgraders from older iPhones rather than switchers from Android.

Apple looking into glitch causing iPhone 7 to lose service after turning off Airplane Mode

Monday September 19, 2016

Apple is reportedly investigating a problem affecting the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus that causes the devices to lose cellular access after a person turns off Airplane Mode.

Deals: 20% off 13" MacBook Pro; 15% off $50 iTunes gift card; iOS 10 dev bundle for $35

Monday September 19, 2016

Shoppers this week can pick up a 13" MacBook Pro for $1,029.99 on eBay while supplies last. Or scoop up a $50 iTunes gift card for $42.50. The Complete iOS 9 & 10 Development Bundle is also 94% off.

No need for 4K display on Apple's iPhone 7 because of screen quality, expert claims

Monday September 19, 2016

Apple's Wide Color display on the iPhone 7 is the iPhone's best yet, with a record high contrast ratio and record low reflectance according to a recent third party analysis, and the quality of the screen may cast doubt on rumors of a shift to OLED displays.

Samsung Note 7 battery fire woes triggered by rush to beat Apple's iPhone 7 - report

Monday September 19, 2016

The battery fires and eventual recall of the Galaxy Note 7 can all be traced to Samsung executives wanting to rush the phone, based on rumors Apple's iPhone 7 wouldn't have any major improvements, according to a report.

Inside iOS 10: See everything that's new in Messages

Monday September 19, 2016

Now that iOS 10 is out in the hands of iPhone and iPad users around the world, AppleInsider offers a deeper look at the major feature additions Apple implemented in Messages, including emoji replacement, text bubble animations, rich links and the iMessage App Store.

James Corden joins Eddy Cue, Jimmy Iovine and Bozoma Saint John in new Apple Music ad

Monday September 19, 2016

Late night talk show host James Corden on Sunday became the latest celebrity to feature in an Apple Music ad, with the "Carpool Karaoke" creator joining Apple executives Eddy Cue, Jimmy Iovine and Bozoma Saint John for a humorous TV spot that aired during ABC's presentation of the Emmy Awards.

Too soon? Apple's new iPhone 7 ruffles feathers with Lightning audio, Home button changes

Sunday September 18, 2016

Hands on, real world use of Apple's latest iPhone 7 models provides overwhelming evidence that the company has a clear vision for the future and is marching toward it without much regard for the opinions of its detractors. This "courage of conviction" backs a series of rather radical and somewhat controversial iPhone 7 changes for Apple--already well known for breaking with the past.

Apple shares new iPhone 7, Apple Watch Series 2 ads with focus on water resistance, camera

Sunday September 18, 2016

Apple released three new commercials for its latest iPhone 7 and Apple Watch Series 2 on Sunday, each showcasing new hardware features like water resistance, fitness tracking and iPhone's low-light camera capabilities.

iPhone 7 owners say phones producing 'hissing' sound under heavy task loads

Saturday September 17, 2016

Some early iPhone 7 and 7 Plus adopters are complaining of an audible "hissing" sound when the devices' A10 processors run into heavy demands.

Apple's solid-state iPhone 7 haptic Home button requires a new hard reset trick: Down+Wake

Saturday September 17, 2016

Apple's new iPhone 7 models introduce a new solid-state (non-mechanical) Home button which no longer physically depresses but instead is a software-driven sensor. That necessitates a new physical button sequence to hard-reset the device if it stops responding; that happens to be holding the Volume Down and Wake buttons for five seconds.

This week on AI: iPhone 7 & Apple Watch 2 launch, iOS 10 goes live & more

Saturday September 17, 2016

The big news, naturally, was Friday's launch of the iPhone 7 and the second-generation Apple Watch. iOS 10, tvOS 10, and watchOS 3 emerged on Tuesday though, and there was still plenty of news going on outside the launch-day bubble.

iPhone 7 solid-state home button works on capacitive touch, gloved users beware

Friday September 16, 2016

With iPhone 7, Apple updated its iconic home button from a mechanical push-button design to a solid-state sensor stack, meaning it requires direct contact with skin, or a capacitive glove, to operate.

Apple investigated, took action against alleged sexism at Cupertino headquarters

Friday September 16, 2016

In the shadow of this week's iPhone launch, surprise allegations of corporate sexism surfaced at Apple's Cupertino, Calif., headquarters, though company executives say the situation was investigated and "actions have been taken."

Black & Jet Black: Unboxing the new iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus with Lightning headphones

Friday September 16, 2016

Apple's latest iPhone 7 models sport two new color finish options: a solid matte Black and a high gloss Jet Black. Both appear to be in high demand, so if you're on the fence (or in line) we've taken some photos and videos highlighting the differences, including their almost invisible new seam lines, Apple's enhanced leather case options and the new Lightning headphones.

Tips: Apple Watch Series 2's 'Wake Screen on Crown Up' lets you discreetly check the time

Friday September 16, 2016

The newly released Apple Watch Series 2 boasts a unique feature that allows users to check the time in a more subtle way, without distracting people nearby, via the Digital Crown. Here's how to use it.

Beats Solo3 Wireless headphones may have range up to 400 ft. or more

Friday September 16, 2016

The Class 1 Bluetooth in Apple's new Beats Solo3 Wireless headphones are providing extreme range, in some cases beyond what the Class 1 specification actually calls for, according to user anecdotes.

First look: Apple Watch Series 2 Sport with GPS, S2 chip, new ceramic back, second mic hole

Friday September 16, 2016

Though the new Apple Watch Series 2 looks largely the same as its predecessor, there are a number of subtle improvements to the hardware beyond the addition of GPS and a brighter screen. AppleInsider offers a first look at the newly released wearable.

FBI sued to divulge info on San Bernardino iPhone 5c encryption hack

Friday September 16, 2016

A trio of journalistic establishments have filed a freedom of information lawsuit, attempting to compel the FBI to divulge information about the hack it purchased to break into the San Bernardino shooters' iPhone 5c.

Patent holder Acacia wins $22.1M judgement against Apple

Friday September 16, 2016

A federal jury has ruled in favor of Acacia Research, awarding a subsidiary of the patent licensing firm $22.1 million in damages from Apple for the latter's violation of a cellular networking patent.