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Thursday, September 13, 2018

Moment ships MFi-approved battery case for iPhone X & iPhone XS

Moment ships MFi-approved battery case for iPhone X & iPhone XS

Moment has finally started shipping their MFi-approved battery case for the iPhone X, an accessory that also works with the new iPhone XS.

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FeatureTidbits you might have missed about Apple's big September announcements

Tidbits you might have missed about Apple's big September announcements

With a deluge of information presented in the span of a couple hours, Apple's press events can be overwhelming. That's why we've collected some of the smaller — but still interesting — tidbits that may have flown under the radar.

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Wednesday, September 12, 2018

VideoiPhone XS and XR: Everything you need to know

iPhone XS and XR: Everything you need to know

Apple officially revealed their new iPhone XS, XS Max and XR handsets at a special event on Wednesday, introducing the world to the A12 Bionic SoC with larger Neural Engine, new camera advancements and its biggest-screened iPhone yet. We go over the biggest changes from iPhone X, feature additions and new functionality in this video.

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Apple to enable new iPhone eSIMs via software update, iPhone XS boasts faster wireless charging

Apple to enable new iPhone eSIMs via software update, iPhone XS boasts faster wireless charging

With the big announcements out of the way, we take a closer look at a couple of less-prominent features coming to the iPhone XS — dual SIM support and faster wireless charging.

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Apple activates iPhone Upgrade Program pre-approvals for iPhone XS pre-orders

Apple activates iPhone Upgrade Program pre-approvals for iPhone XS pre-orders

Apple on Wednesday began the loan pre-approval process for new and existing members of the iPhone Upgrade Program who plan to purchase a new iPhone XS or iPhone XS Max, ensuring customers enrolled in the plan are on equal footing with regular consumers once the handsets go up for pre-order on Friday.

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VideoApple just released the iOS 12 GM, here's everything you need to know

Apple just released the iOS 12 GM, here's everything you need to know

Following Apple's "Gather Round" event, the company released the Gold Master of iOS 12 to beta testers ahead of public release. Here's everything that changed.

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Apple iPhone XS, XS Max and XR support T-Mobile's 600MHz LTE spectrum

Apple iPhone XS, XS Max and XR support T-Mobile's 600MHz LTE spectrum

The iPhone XS, XS Max and XR are Apple's first handsets to support the 600MHz spectrum, a robust LTE band currently being rolled out by T-Mobile to expand its U.S. network.

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Apple says iPhone & Watch apps will have to support iOS 12, watchOS 5 & new hardware by March

Apple says iPhone & Watch apps will have to support iOS 12, watchOS 5 & new hardware by March

Following its Wednesday GM releases, Apple on Wednesday began calling for developers to submit apps compatible with iOS 12, watchOS 5, and tvOS 12, warning that iPhone and Apple Watch apps will have to meet new standards come March.

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Apple refreshes Apple Watch band lineup with new colors and styles

Apple refreshes Apple Watch band lineup with new colors and styles

As it has done after every Apple Watch release, Apple on Wednesday updated its Apple Watch band offerings with new colors and styles, including a new gold Milanese loop.

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Apple Blowout Deals: Macs on sale from $399, AirPods for $137; up to $800 off MacBook Pros; $50-$100 off iPad Pros

Apple Blowout Deals: Macs on sale from $399, AirPods for $137; up to $800 off MacBook Pros; $50-$100 off iPad Pros

The massive markdowns continue at Apple authorized resellers with instant discounts of up to $800 off Apple hardware. Pick up a high-end 2017 15" MacBook Pro for just $1,899. Or save $100 to $300 on 2018 models, plus $399 Mac minis, $1,549 27" iMac 5Ks and more. All with no tax collected in most states and no interest financing offers.

iPhone XR hands-on: New model called 'fascinating,' 'a super-strange phone'

iPhone XR hands-on: New model called 'fascinating,' 'a super-strange phone'

Apple Wednesday unveiled its lower-end — but still very expensive — new iPhone model, the iPhone XR. The assembled tech press sized up the new device after the "Gather Round" event in Cupertino.

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Nearly all mention of AirPower wiped from Apple's website, suggests further delays or abandoned product

Nearly all mention of AirPower wiped from Apple's website, suggests further delays or abandoned product

AirPower, Apple's advanced wireless charging mat that was teased at last year's iPhone event, was noticeably absent from Wednesday's "Gather Round" announcements, and mention of the device has been scrubbed from the company's website.

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Apple announces colorful new 6.1-inch iPhone XR with full-screen Liquid Retina Display and Face ID

Apple announces colorful new 6.1-inch iPhone XR with full-screen Liquid Retina Display and Face ID

At the Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino on Wednesday, Apple debuted the new iPhone XR that includes a full-screen LCD display, Face ID, and is available in six colors.

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Apple Watch Series 4 hands-on: 'bigger is better'

Apple Watch Series 4 hands-on: 'bigger is better'

Members of the media size up the new Apple Watch following Apple's "Gather Round" event in Cupertino on Wednesday.

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iPhone battery prices to go up in 2019, but stay below pre-2018 levels

iPhone battery prices to go up in 2019, but stay below pre-2018 levels

As expected, Apple will hike the prices of out-of-warranty iPhone battery replacements starting in January, but will keep them below what it charged before offering $29 swaps in the aftermath of last year's slowdown controversy.

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iPhone XS, XR hands-on: Max is large but light, XR shows major potential

iPhone XS, XR hands-on: Max is large but light, XR shows major potential

Apple introduced its three new iPhones Wednesday, and one of the major takeaways for the XS and XS Max is that they're very big. A look around the web at early hands-on demos.

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Beats announces urBeats3 colors to match iPhone XR, new Solo3 hues

Beats announces urBeats3 colors to match iPhone XR, new Solo3 hues

Though Apple's Beats brand failed to get any stage time at Wednesday's "Gather Round" event, the audio subsidiary is preparing to release new color options for two popular headphone lines, some of which are designed to match the just-unveiled iPhone XR.

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Apple drops bundled 3.5mm adapters from all new iPhones, sticks with 5W USB-A power

Apple drops bundled 3.5mm adapters from all new iPhones, sticks with 5W USB-A power

In a potential disappointment to some buyers, iPhones are no longer shipping with 3.5mm headphone adapters in the box, and still come with 5-watt power adapters that forego USB-C.

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Remembering the durable ceramic Apple Watch Edition, now dropped from Apple's lineup

Remembering the durable ceramic Apple Watch Edition, now dropped from Apple's lineup

The beloved and tough ceramic Apple Watch is no more. AppleInsider laments the quiet passing of what will surely be remembered as a classic.

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Apple discontinues sales of iPhone X, 6S, 6S Plus and SE

Apple discontinues sales of iPhone X, 6S, 6S Plus and SE

Apple added three new models to its iPhone lineup on Wednesday, but subtracted several older versions, including former flagship iPhone X and the popular small-format iPhone SE.

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AppleCare+ adds theft and loss protection for iPhone, starts at $14.99 per month

AppleCare+ adds theft and loss protection for iPhone, starts at $14.99 per month

Overshadowed by Wednesday's hardware announcements, Apple is introducing a new tier to its AppleCare+ extended warranty service for iPhone that lets owners pay to protect against theft and loss.

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Apple seeds GMs of iOS 12, tvOS 12 & watchOS 5, 11th macOS Mojave beta

Apple seeds GMs of iOS 12, tvOS 12 & watchOS 5, 11th macOS Mojave beta

Prepping for launch, Apple on Wednesday released golden masters of iOS 12 and tvOS 12 to developers and the public, as well as new developer-only seeds of watchOS 5 and macOS Mojave.

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Apple's updates case lineup for new iPhone Xs, iPhone XR with fresh colors

Apple's updates case lineup for new iPhone Xs, iPhone XR with fresh colors

To go with the new iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max, and iPhone XR, Apple has updated their case lineup to support the new sizes, as well as with fresh colors.

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Apple will release macOS Mojave on September 24

Apple will release macOS Mojave on September 24

The macOS Mojave release date has been confirmed by Tim Cook at Special Event conclusion, with it coming a week after iOS 12, watchOS 5, and tvOS 12.

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Apple's tvOS 12 with Dolby Atmos, 'zero sign-on' coming Sept. 17

Apple's tvOS 12 with Dolby Atmos, 'zero sign-on' coming Sept. 17

At its Wednesday press event, Apple revealed that the final version of tvOS 12 — which makes a series of important changes to the Apple TV and Apple TV 4K, most notably the introduction of long-delayed Dolby Atmos support — is due Sept. 17.

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Apple to ship iOS 12 on Sept. 17

Apple to ship iOS 12 on Sept. 17

Apple on Wednesday announced that the latest edition of iOS, iOS 12, is set to arrive Sept. 17.

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Dual-SIM and eSIM technology in iPhone XS and iPhone XR enables use of two phone plans on one device

Dual-SIM and eSIM technology in iPhone XS and iPhone XR enables use of two phone plans on one device

Apple is enabling purchasers of the iPhone XS and iPhone XR to take advantage of eSIM technology to set up two carrier connections, allowing customers to use different plans while roaming or to use two different phone numbers on the same device.

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iPhone XS A12 Bionic chip features 7nm design, next-gen Neural Engine

iPhone XS A12 Bionic chip features 7nm design, next-gen Neural Engine

In revealing the iPhone XS on Wednesday, Apple also detailed its core processor, the 7-nanometer A12 Bionic, which includes a new iteration of its "Neural Engine" for tasks related to machine learning, such as Face ID and animoji.

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Apple's watchOS 5 coming Sept. 17

Apple's watchOS 5 coming Sept. 17

Along with the Apple Watch Series 4, Apple announced Wednesday that watchOS 5 will ship less than a week after the device goes up for preorder.

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Apple Watch Series 4 is first consumer device to receive FDA clearance for ECG monitoring [u]

Apple Watch Series 4 is first consumer device to receive FDA clearance for ECG monitoring [u]

The Apple Watch Series 4 has received clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to operate as an over-the-counter ECG-monitoring device, becoming the first device available to consumers over the counter to offer the functionality.

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Apple debuts 5.8-inch iPhone XS and 6.5-inch iPhone XS Max with OLED screens

Apple debuts 5.8-inch iPhone XS and 6.5-inch iPhone XS Max with OLED screens

Apple has officially taken the wraps off their latest flagship handsets — the iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max — during the "Gather round" presentation at the Steve Jobs Theater on Wednesday.

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Apple achieves 'Mission: Impossible' of reaching 2 billion iOS device shipments

Apple achieves 'Mission: Impossible' of reaching 2 billion iOS device shipments

Following a "Mission: Impossible" sendup, Apple CEO Tim Cook said at the company's "Gather Round" event that Apple is about to sell its two billionth iOS device, a new milestone for the company.

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Apple Watch Series 4 is here with full-screen OLED display, slimmer chassis

Apple Watch Series 4 is here with full-screen OLED display, slimmer chassis

After months of rumors, the Apple Watch Series 4 is here. It sports a new, edge-to-edge OLED display, and a faster processor.

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Apple will testify on data privacy policies before US Senate on Sept. 26

Apple will testify on data privacy policies before US Senate on Sept. 26

Vice President of Software Technology Bud Tribble is set to appear Sept. 26 before a Senate panel to talk about user privacy, along with execs from Google, Amazon and other companies.

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TipsHow to watch Apple's Sept. 12 'Gather round' iPhone Xs event, and follow along with AppleInsider

How to watch Apple's Sept. 12 'Gather round' iPhone Xs event, and follow along with AppleInsider

Apple is poised to announce three new iPhones and possibly much more at its fall press event, starting at 10 a.m. Pacific time (1 p.m. Eastern) on Sept. 12. Follow along with AppleInsider while you watch on one of multiple sources this year, including Twitter.

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European Parliament votes to back controversial 'Article 11' and 'Article 13' copyright reform proposals

European Parliament votes to back controversial 'Article 11' and 'Article 13' copyright reform proposals

Members of the European Parliament have approved legislation to revise copyright laws in a decision that has both angered and relieved some internet users because of conditions it may place on content providers.

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FeatureLooking back at Steve Jobs's NeXT, Inc — the most successful failure ever

Looking back at Steve Jobs's NeXT, Inc — the most successful failure ever

It seems little went right for NeXT and certainly nothing remains of this once promising company — except that it is the reason Apple survives and it's how the web began. AppleInsider on the peculiar story of the company Steve Jobs formed after leaving Apple on September 12, 1985.

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Qualcomm faces more antitrust scrutiny in Germany over iPhone modem lawsuits

Qualcomm faces more antitrust scrutiny in Germany over iPhone modem lawsuits

Qualcomm is facing increased scrutiny in Europe, with more preliminary investigations being made against the company over antitrust issues, due to a complaint from Apple earlier this year that alleges Qualcomm is using patent lawsuits in Germany as a means to monopolize part of the iPhone supply chain.

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Adobe announces major video enhancements coming to Creative Cloud this year

Adobe announces major video enhancements coming to Creative Cloud this year

Adobe at IBC 2018 on Wednesday unveiled a slew of video-centric features set to debut in an update to the Creative Cloud suite later this year, from intelligent audio cleanup tools in Premiere Pro to enhanced animation in After Effects.

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