Get the Lowest Prices anywhere on Macs, iPads and Apple Watches: Apple Price Guides updated September 24th

Topic: iOS

Siri response raises hopes for 'dark mode' in iOS 10

06/12/2016, 06:06 pm

A curious response from Apple's Siri indicates the virtual assistant will soon support "dark mode" settings, suggesting forthcoming integration with OS X, or a highly anticipated introduction of dark mode functionality on iOS.

16 comments

Apple rumored to announce Apple Pay for the web at WWDC 2016

06/10/2016, 05:06 pm

Building on rumors claiming Apple Pay would see website integration this year, a report on Friday says Apple is planning to officially announce the new payment feature at its Worldwide Developers Conference keynote next week.

24 comments

Apple needs a reuse plan for 100s of millions of old iPhones: iOSR

06/10/2016, 04:06 pm

As Apple prepares to show off its latest iOS 10 at Monday's Worldwide Developer Conference, it faces a purported threat of Peak iPhone sales, potentially complicated by a lengthening replacement cycle for new smartphones. But there's also another problem: how to recycle or otherwise manage the increasingly large volume of old iPhones it has already sold. The problem itself could offer a solution: a second life for old iPhones.

48 comments

Facebook for iOS updates with support for uploading 360-degree photos

06/10/2016, 12:06 pm

The latest update to Facebook's iOS app lets users upload 360-degree photos directly from their iPhone or iPad, according to the social network.

2 comments

Developers can gate apps behind subscriptions, within limits, Apple says

06/10/2016, 09:06 am

Incoming App Store policies will not only allow any app to offer a subscription, but in many cases enable developers to gate all of their content behind one, according to Apple.

19 comments

Spotify says Apple's App Store changes omit 'price flexibility,' customer data

06/09/2016, 03:06 pm

Apple's planned changes to the App Store still don't address some fundamental problems, a Spotify executive said on Thursday, hinting that the music service's in-app subscription fees are likely to remain unchanged.

14 comments

WWDC 2016: Apple's Siri and the future of voice vs. Amazon's Alexa Echo, Google Now, Microsoft Cortana

06/09/2016, 10:06 am

While a variety of tech commentators have played up a dramatic "voice-first" rivalry ostensibly led by the Amazon Echo, a yet-unreleased Google Home and Microsoft's Cortana (and apparently miserably trailed by Apple's Siri), real data shows that's not actually the case.

23 comments

Apple Maps transit directions come to Atlanta, Miami & UK's National Rail

06/09/2016, 09:06 am

Apple on Thursday expanded the availability of Maps transit directions to the US cities of Atlanta and Miami, and to National Rail lines in the United Kingdom.

12 comments

Apple announces it will offer App Store subscriptions to all apps, take smaller 15% cut

06/08/2016, 01:06 pm

In the near future, Apple will be shifting to a new revenue sharing model for apps -- one that more heavily favors subscription services than one-time or in-app purchases, marketing head Phil Schiller revealed on Wednesday. The company also plans to begin allowing search ads in the App Store this fall.

84 comments

UberPOOL for iPhone adds estimated arrival time, promises $2 credit if you're late

06/08/2016, 09:06 am

iPhone users looking to save money on an Uber ride in L.A. can now view estimated arrival times for the company's UberPOOL option, and they'll even receive a $2 credit toward their next trip if the ETA is missed.

3 comments

Apple's 'Hey Siri' helps mom call ambulance, saves life of baby

06/07/2016, 10:06 pm

Siri is expected to gain volumes of new skills if and when Apple releases a rumored software development kit, but it was the virtual assistant's existing abilities that recently proved critical in preserving the life of a baby girl.

25 comments

CurrentC inches closer to death as Apple Pay adds over 30 banks

06/07/2016, 07:06 pm

Payments industry hopeful CurrentC continued its slow death march on Tuesday, announcing plans to officially end beta testing later in June without plans for wider rollout. In related news, Apple Pay this week gained support from more than 30 U.S. banks and credit unions.

34 comments

After Apple's objections, UK removes encryption backdoors from Investigatory Powers Bill before passing

06/07/2016, 05:06 pm

The U.K. House of Commons has passed a limited version of its Investigatory Powers Bill after removing controversial elements that would have demanded that manufacturers like Apple to weaken or build backdoors into their encryption products.

10 comments

iTunes U expands cloud support, new Google app turns Live Photos into GIFs

06/07/2016, 04:06 pm

Apple on Tuesday released an important update to its iTunes U iOS app, adding features like a cloud-capable document picker. Google meanwhile debuted Motion Stills, an iPhone app that creates unusual GIFs based on Live Photos.

1 comments

Grubhub, Seamless app updates add Apple Pay checkout option

06/03/2016, 07:06 pm

Apple Pay gained the support of two major on-demand food delivery services on Friday, as Grubhub included Apple's payments service as a checkout option in updates to its Grubhub and Seamless iOS apps.

9 comments

Anticipating WWDC 2016: What's in store for iCloud and CloudKit

06/03/2016, 01:06 pm

Apple is often thought of as a hardware company, but an increasingly important segment of its business now relates to online services. Here's a look at what we're likely to see about the future of iCloud and CloudKit from Apple at this year's Worldwide Developer Conference.

12 comments

Face palm, pregnant woman among 72 new emoji coming with Unicode 9.0

06/02/2016, 09:06 pm

The Unicode Consortium on Thursday announced and published samples of 72 new emoji characters set for release as part of Unicode 9.0 in June, including what is sure to be a crowd favorite: the cucumber.

24 comments

Apple hires luxury car satellite navigation engineer Sinisa Durekovic

06/02/2016, 05:06 pm

The software engineer who led development of satellite navigation systems for a variety of luxury carmakers including Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz, has been working for Apple since October.

11 comments

Apple Pay transactions totaled $10.9B in 2015, suffers growing pains, report says

06/01/2016, 09:06 pm

Apple customers who provisioned credit and debit cards with Apple Pay made $10.9 billion in purchases in 2015, a report said Wednesday, suggesting the nascent payments service is -- slowly -- gaining momentum as the company expands beyond core markets.

47 comments

Giveaway: Win a baseball, basketball or golf sensor and app from Blast Motion

05/31/2016, 12:05 pm

Blast Motion is partnering with AppleInsider to offer readers the chance to win their choice of a baseball, basketball or golf sensor complete with app. And arguably the best part of this week's giveaway is that there are 10 sensors up for grabs.

0 comments