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Topic: iPhone

Overnight preorders of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus set new record for Apple

09/12/2014, 12:09 pm

Apple on Friday revealed that preorders for its 2014 iPhone lineup, which have only been available for less than 12 hours, reached a new overnight record, setting the stage for what could become its biggest-ever launch weekend once the devices become available Sept. 19.

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UnionPay partnering to bring Apple Pay to China with iPhone 6 & iPhone 6 Plus

09/12/2014, 09:09 am

Though the Apple Pay system will debut initially in the U.S. alone in October, Apple reportedly has plans in place to begin expand its mobile wallet service internationally to China through partner China UnionPay Co.

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Apple's iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus now available for preorder [ux2]

09/12/2014, 04:09 am

Apple and its partner wireless carriers on Friday initiated preorders for the latest iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus handsets, though the purchase process was a harrowing experience for customers who saw persistent issues with the Online Apple Store.

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Online Apple Store down ahead of iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus preorders

09/12/2014, 12:09 am

Apple's online store was taken down Thursday night as the company braced for what is expected to be a flood of preorders for its recently-announced next-generation handsets, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.

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Apple Pay nets favorable transaction fees from banks, denied support from Walmart and Best Buy

09/11/2014, 11:09 pm

A detailed look at Apple's new Apple Pay mobile and online payments solution reveals the reasoning behind decisions from credit card issuing banks to not only adopt the service, but offer low per-transaction fees.

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Apple's capacious iPhone 6 models to drive higher sustained ASPs, analyst says

09/11/2014, 07:09 pm

Based on unlocked iPhone price checks, Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster believes Apple's latest handsets will see higher sustained ASPs thanks to upgraded storage capacities and the new top-end iPhone 6 Plus model.

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iPhone 6: First impressions after using Apple's "bigger than bigger" phone

09/11/2014, 06:09 pm

Apple's eighth iPhone event introduced two new larger-screened, larger-capacity new phones, iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, along with a continuation two of the world's top selling models, iPhone 5c and 5s, now at a reduced price.

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Apple to offer in-store iPhone 6 pickups for online preorders

09/11/2014, 05:09 pm

Departing from its usual product launch operations, Apple will have iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus models waiting at brick-and-mortar stores on Sept. 19 for customers placing preorders online.

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With new cameras, Apple's iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are a boon for mobile photographers

09/11/2014, 03:09 pm

With the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, Apple added numerous features designed to make life better for users. Photographers are no exception, getting goodies like phase detection autofocus and optical image stabilization --†AppleInsider took a look at all of the imaging upgrades coming to the next-generation handsets.

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Samsung smartphone trade-in requests surge in wake of Apple's iPhone 6 announcements

09/11/2014, 02:09 pm

The unveiling of Apple's iPhone 6 handsets has unsurprisingly fueled a flood of trade-in requests from previous-generation iPhone owners lured by the new devices' larger displays and bonus features. But they're not the only ones preparing to make the jump -- many owners of smartphones from Apple's chief rival Samsung are also eager to upgrade their experience.

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How to back up and prepare your old iPhone for sale or trade-in ahead of Apple's iPhone 6 launch

09/11/2014, 08:09 am

With preorders for Apple's next-generation iPhone beginning tonight, AppleInsider takes a look at the precautions iPhone owners planning to sell or trade their old handset for a brand-new iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus need to take before divesting themselves of their passť device.

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Apple to reportedly miss internal launch target for Chinese iPhone 6

09/10/2014, 05:09 pm

According to a report on Wednesday, Apple intended to debut the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus in the important Chinese market on Sept. 9, but those plans have been delayed as the company awaits regulatory approval for the new handsets.

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T-Mobile announces 'Wi-Fi Unleashed,' promises Wi-Fi calling on all new handsets

09/10/2014, 05:09 pm

At a special media event on Wednesday, T-Mobile announced its latest "Un-carrier" initiative in "Wi-Fi Unleashed," which has the company promising Wi-Fi call and text support with every new phone sold.

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Everything you need to know about preordering your new iPhone 6 & selecting a model

09/10/2014, 03:09 pm

With two new iPhone models at two different screen sizes launching later this month, preordering the iPhone 6 may be the most difficult decision yet for Apple fans. AppleInsider is here to help with a breakdown of options before preorders begin on Friday, Sept. 12.

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Apple to collect swipe fees from banks for Apple Pay transactions - report

09/10/2014, 10:09 am

Apple's new Apple Pay system has the potential to become a huge revenue driver, as the iPhone maker has reportedly reached agreements with its partner banks to take a cut of the revenue earned from so-called "swipe fees" when consumers make purchases through the platform.

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Printable iPhone 6 pre-order picker can help you choose the right size model

09/10/2014, 09:09 am

If you weren't among the chosen few who got to handle Apple's new iPhones at the company's special event Tuesday, blindly choosing the right size iPhone 6 to pre-order later this week could prove stressful. But a new printable iPhone pre-order picker may offer a helping hand.

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Discover in talks to join Apple Pay, Swift goes GM at version 1.0

09/10/2014, 09:09 am

Apple might soon have all four major U.S. card issuers on board with its new Apple Pay service, as Discover confirmed on Tuesday that the firm is in talks to sign on. Meanwhile, Apple's new Swift programming language has hit version 1.0 as iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite near release.

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How Apple made the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus ready for one-handed use

09/09/2014, 09:09 pm

Rumors were confirmed on Tuesday when Apple launched the new iPhone lineup, with the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus landing squarely in "phablet" territory. But the company included some special user interface tweaks to make the added real estate manageable.

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Sprint to launch new 'iPhone for Life' rental option and special subscription plan

09/09/2014, 07:09 pm

U.S. wireless carrier Sprint on Tuesday announced a new iPhone hardware rental plan dubbed "iPhone for Life," in which customers pay a flat monthly fee to "rent" Apple's device rather than buy it outright.

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Reminder: Gazelle's extended iPhone price lock ends today, lock in a 45-day cash offer before midnight

09/09/2014, 04:09 pm

Readers looking to sell their old iPhone to help pay for a new iPhone 6 have until midnight to take advantage of Gazelle's extended price lock, which lets you lock in a cash offer for your old iPhones that's good for 45 days, meaning you won't be required to send it in for another month and a half. [Updated to note expiration of Gazelle's extended price lock promo]

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