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Hoping to capitalize on Apple battery controversy, HTC and Motorola volunteer that they don't slow down old phones

12/28/2017, 02:12 pm

Bad publicity for Apple is a potential opportunity for competitors to gain ground, as seen with the iPhone battery controversy compelling HTC and Motorola to issue statements, saying they do not throttle performance on phones with older batteries.


Criminal lawsuit over iPhone battery slowdowns filed in France, where planned obsolescence is illegal

12/28/2017, 12:12 pm

Fallout continues to grow following the discovery that Apple slows down older phones with aging batteries to prevent random shutdowns, as a new criminal lawsuit in France aims to hit Apple's pocketbook -- and could even result in jail time.


South Korea probes Apple's decision to slow down iPhones with weak batteries

12/28/2017, 10:12 am

The Korea Communications Commission has reportedly asked for an explanation in the wake of Apple's admission that it slows down older iPhones to prolong battery life.


Apple tops device activations during holidays, iPhone X handily beating iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus

12/27/2017, 09:12 pm

Apple once again leads the industry in smartphone and tablet activations during the week before Christmas, with very strong sales of the iPhone X leading the iPhones released in 2017, with the iPhone 6 and iPhone 7 availability both overseas and as used devices adding to the lead.


Powercast promises wireless charging of consumer electronics at an 80-foot range

12/27/2017, 06:12 pm

A second at-range wireless charging company has announced its Federal Communications Commission approval, and will be demonstrating its far-field technology, capable of charging multiple devices up to 80 feet away at the Consumer Electronics Show in January.


First look: Diminutive Dride Zero dash cam aims at Apple-esque setup and use

12/27/2017, 08:12 am

Dride is an Israeli startup set up with the intent to make iPhone-compatible dashcams easy to install and to use with the ultimate goal of making people drive safer, and AppleInsider paid them a visit.


Energous WattUp mid-range power transmitter granted approval by FCC

12/26/2017, 08:12 pm

Wireless charging technology company Energous announced that it has received Federal Communications Commission certification of the WattUp Mid Field transmitter, which when perfected will deliver RF-based power to compatible devices at a distance of three feet.


How to backup and wipe your old iPhone or iPad before selling it or passing it on

12/26/2017, 01:12 pm

While those who receive iPhones and iPads this holiday season may be quick to set up their shiny new device, not everyone puts as much thought into preparing their old hardware for sale or regifting. AppleInsider details how to back up your data from the old hardware, as well as wiping it ready for its new owner.


As Qualcomm dispute drags on, Apple said to tap MediaTek for additional 2018 iPhone modem capacity

12/26/2017, 09:12 am

Looking to reduce its reliance on legal foe Qualcomm, Apple is said to be eyeing a partnership with Taiwan's MediaTek, which could supply baseband modem chipsets for iPhones beginning in 2018.


A Christmas miracle: iPhone X now available at 97% of US Apple stores

12/26/2017, 09:12 am

Customers looking to buy an iPhone X post-Christmas should have little problem, as new data shows the device in stock at as many as 97 percent of U.S. Apple stores.


Supply chain scuttlebutt stokes fears that Apple's $999 iPhone X price is too high

12/26/2017, 08:12 am

Ahead of typical seasonal trends, where iPhone sales traditionally cool off after the holidays, supply chain reports have begun projecting doom and gloom for Apple's flagship iPhone X, prompting analysts to cut estimates.


Get these essential apps for your new iPhone or iPad

12/25/2017, 12:12 pm

If you're lucky enough to be given a new iPhone this holiday season, or used gift money towards buying the devices, the first thing on your mind is deciding what apps to download. To help you decide, AppleInsider has put together a list of essential apps that you really should consider using on your brand new hardware.


Advanced TrueDepth camera, Face ID "major drivers" of iPhone X user satisfaction

12/23/2017, 11:12 pm

A consumer sentiment report of early iPhone X adopters indicates that its TrueDepth camera is a "major driver among positive ratings," and that the features it enables--including Face ID and Animoji--are key market differentiators driving interest in the high end phone.


Review: Sonos One brings high fidelity to smartspeakers

12/23/2017, 09:12 am

The Sonos One may be the best smartspeaker you can buy -- and with its pricetag and upcoming features, will probably pose a serious threat to Apple's HomePod.


Watch: Top 9 new AR games for iPhone X

12/22/2017, 08:12 pm

It's been a couple of months since iOS 11 was released, bringing us augmented reality apps and games. Let's take a look at the top new AR games.


Judge sanctions Apple for failing to turn over documents in FTC case vs. Qualcomm

12/22/2017, 08:12 pm

A U.S. judge has approved sanctions against Apple, ordering the iPhone maker pay $25,000 for every day it doesn't produce requested documents in a Federal Trade Commission lawsuit against Qualcomm.


Third iPhone battery lawsuit says Apple used slowdowns to avoid fixing defects

12/22/2017, 06:12 pm

Taking a different tack, another class action lawsuit -- following Apple's admission that it slows down iPhones with weakened batteries -- charges that the company made the change to avoid the full cost of fixing defects.


Second class action suit surrounding Apple's throttling of iPhones with depleted batteries launches

12/21/2017, 09:12 pm

Just hours after the first class action suit was launched against Apple alleging harm by the company's actions to keep iPhones functional in the case of a chemically depleted battery, a quintet of filers in have also launched their own in Chicago.


Apple hit with lawsuit after admitting to slowing down iPhones with depleted batteries

12/21/2017, 04:12 pm

A day after Apple acknowledged slowing down iPhones with degraded batteries, a Los Angeles man is pursuing a class action lawsuit in the matter.


Developer says now-fixed Apple HomeKit vulnerability was temporarily worsened in iOS 11.2

12/21/2017, 01:12 pm

Though Apple ultimately solved the issue with iOS 11.2.1 and tvOS 11.2.1, a HomeKit vulnerability discovered in October was simply made more severe in iOS 11.2, according to one developer.