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2017

Apple's iPhone 8 & 8 Plus use smaller batteries, maintain battery life

Thursday September 14, 2017

Apple has actually shrunk the batteries in the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus versus their predecessors while maintaining the same longevity, filings with the Chinese government show.

Apple Watch Series 3 cellular Apple Music streaming coming in October at the earliest

Thursday September 14, 2017

Apple Watch Series 3 owners opting for LTE may be sold on Apple Music streaming straight to the device -- but the feature won't arrive until a software patch arrives "soon."

Apple issues golden master of macOS High Sierra ahead of public launch Sept. 25

Thursday September 14, 2017

Just a few weeks before macOS High Sierra officially launches, Apple has issued a golden master candidate build to developers and public beta testers, signifying that the anticipated Mac update is almost ready for the masses.

Face ID on Apple's iPhone X will be limited to one person per device

Thursday September 14, 2017

The Face ID system on Apple's iPhone X will only recognize one face per device, short-circuiting a strategy some people used with Touch ID, according to Apple.

Apple AirPower charging plate uses Qi protocol, but may not be compatible with other devices

Thursday September 14, 2017

Apple's AirPower charging plate will charge three Qi devices, and appears to be the first plate that takes advantage of the protocol's ability to deal with multiple devices on the same charger by sensing the location of the device, and only inducing a charge in those locations.

Deals: 2017 top-tier 15" MacBook Pro for $2,799 ($200 off); $100 off iMac 4Ks; eero 2-pack for $179 ($120 off); 15% off iPhone 8 and X cases

Thursday September 14, 2017

Shoppers this week can save $200 on Apple's current 15" MacBook Pros, including the 3.1GHz, 512GB, Radeon 560 model (now $2,799). Or save $100 on an iMac 4K with prices starting at $1,199. The eero 2-pack is also $120 off today only, while new iPhone 8 and iPhone X cases are 15% off with coupon.

Google set to challenge Apple's iPhone 8 & X with Oct. 4 announcement of 'Pixel 2'

Thursday September 14, 2017

Google is preparing an Oct. 4 announcement, when the company is widely expected to reveal a second-generation Pixel phone that will go toe-to-toe with Apple's iPhone 8, and later the iPhone X.

Apple has been 'all-in' on iPhone X Face ID replacing Touch ID for over a year - report

Thursday September 14, 2017

Apple has allegedly been planning for Face ID to be a full replacement for Touch ID for well over a year, a new report claims, refuting earlier claims by the supply chain that the removal of the fingerprint technology is a recent decision.

Rumor: AirPods Wireless Charging Case coming in December for $69

Thursday September 14, 2017

The AirPods Wireless Charging Case teased during Apple's Sept. 12 iPhone event is rumored to arrive in December, at a cost of $69, a report out of Europe alleges.

Face, the future: the new touch-less ID of iPhone X

Thursday September 14, 2017

Four years after introducing Touch ID to radically enhance iOS users' privacy and security, today's Apple is doing exactly what Steve Jobs would do -- phasing it out and moving on to something even better: Face ID technology in iPhone X.

Watch: How to get an iPhone 8 on launch day through the iPhone Upgrade Program

Thursday September 14, 2017

Want to get your hands on an iPhone 8 or 8 Plus on launch day? AppleInsider walks through the steps iPhone Upgrade Program members need to take before preorders go live this Friday.

Apple denies iPhone X failed in onstage demo, says Face ID feature worked as intended

Thursday September 14, 2017

Responding to media outlets and critics eager to report that iPhone X's tentpole Face ID feature failed during Tuesday's keynote presentation, Apple on Wednesday issued a statement saying the handset, and more importantly the biometric feature, worked as intended.

Apple mulling $3B investment in Bain bid for Toshiba chip business, report says

Thursday September 14, 2017

In what could be Apple's largest single outside investment since its acquisition of Beats, the company is supposedly in discussions to put up around $3 billion toward Bain Capital's bid for Toshiba's memory chip business.

U.S. wireless carriers offer only moderate discounts on iPhone 8

Wednesday September 13, 2017

Though Apple raised the price floor of its iPhone lineup this year, U.S. carriers are offering only moderate discounts and incentives on iPhone 8 series devices, much less so as compared to last year.

Apple's A11 Bionic matches single-core 13" MacBook Pro performance in alleged benchmark

Wednesday September 13, 2017

Reported benchmarks of Apple's latest A11 Bionic system-on-chip design, which will see release in the iPhone X and iPhone 8 series, show it outpacing not only current generation A10 and A10X chips, but matching the performance of some 13-inch MacBook Pro configurations, at least in terms of single-core processes.

Watch: Everything you need to know about Apple TV 4K

Wednesday September 13, 2017

Apple will launch an upgraded version of its Apple TV set-top box later this month with support for 4K HDR streams. Before you buy, check out all the specific in this video.

Senator calls on Apple to address Face ID privacy concerns

Wednesday September 13, 2017

One day after Apple debuted its new depth-sensing Face ID biometric solution to the world, U.S. Senator Al Franken (D-Minn.) is calling on CEO Tim Cook to address concerns over the technology's potential impact on consumer privacy and security.

Apple hikes repair, replacement & AppleCare+ prices for iPhones

Wednesday September 13, 2017

Alongside announcing the iPhone 8 and X, Apple has also raised the cost of some AppleCare+ warranties, as well as out-of-pocket repair and replacement costs for every recent iPhone model.

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

Wednesday September 13, 2017

With pre-orders starting this Friday, and the first deliveries hitting Sept. 22, it may be tempting to buy an iPhone 8 instead of waiting for the iPhone X, coming Nov. 3. There are a few factors to consider before going either route.

5.8" iPhone X designed for two-handed use as Apple apparently drops support for Reachability

Wednesday September 13, 2017

After years of resisting the trend of larger phones, Apple has now fully embraced two-handed smartphone use with the iPhone X, as the device apparently lacks Reachability -- a feature first introduced three years ago with the iPhone 6.