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Topic: bluetooth

First look: Elwing electric skateboard promises portable iPhone-connected city commutes

10/06/2016, 11:10 am

With its crowdfunding goal already met, the makers behind the Elwing electric skateboard have set their sights on delivering backers a compact, commuter-focused riding experience. AppleInsider had a chance to go hands-on with the prototype hardware ahead of a 2017 launch.


Beats Solo3 test finds Apple W1 audio chip boosts battery life & simplifies pairing

09/28/2016, 01:09 pm

The Beats Solo3 headphones are virtually identical in appearance to the Beats Solo2, but the W1 chip in the newer model boosts battery life and simplifies the pairing process with an iPhone 7.


Apple FCC filing shows Apple TV-sized device with Bluetooth, NFC under review

09/22/2016, 02:09 pm

This week's update of the U.S. Federal Communication Commission's database has revealed an as-yet-unannounced Apple product, with screw placement and case dimensions similar to that of the fourth-generation Apple TV.


Troubleshooting macOS Sierra: Wired networking, ScanSnap, Bluetooth

09/20/2016, 02:09 pm

While early AppleInsider tests have found Sierra to be a solid update for Mac users, every new software release has trials and tribulations for users to work through. Here are the first few that we've run into, and some possible solutions.


Watch: Hands-on with Apple's AirPods wireless headphones

09/08/2016, 04:09 pm

The future will be wireless. At least, that's what Apple's hoping to be the case, after the company not only ditched the 3.5-millimeter headphone jack, but also unveiled a new pair of completely wireless earbuds called AirPods. AppleInsider offers a closer look with this hands-on video.


Apple 'AirPods' to target high end of headphone market with custom 'Bluetooth-like' low-power tech

09/06/2016, 12:09 pm

Apple's new wireless earbuds, expected to be announced this week as "AirPods," are said to feature a custom-designed wireless chip that will be "Bluetooth-like," carving out a share of the high-end headphone market and potentially paving the way for new smart home and smart car accessories.


Snapchat joins Apple on Bluetooth consortium, plots wearable augmented reality hardware

09/05/2016, 02:09 pm

The latest member of the Bluetooth Special Interest Group is growing social media platform Snapchat, amidst rumors that the company is working on a wearable augmented reality device that will expand its presence into hardware.


New Beats products to be announced at Apple's Sept. 7 'iPhone 7' event

09/01/2016, 04:09 pm

In addition to the next-generation iPhone and a new Apple Watch, Apple is also expected to unveil new products under the Beats brand at next week's media presentation, an inadvertently sent email has revealed.


Griffin preps for 'iPhone 7' without headphone jack, announces iTrip Clip Bluetooth audio adapter

08/30/2016, 11:08 am

Griffin has added to its stable of wireless adapters and is catering to the needs of potential "iPhone 7" users with a 3.5mm headphone jack to Bluetooth adapter, dubbed the iTrip Clip.


Bluetooth streaming problems introduced in Apple's iOS 9.2 remain, have wide ramifications

08/07/2016, 07:08 am

Apple's iOS 9.2 update in December has caused problems with Bluetooth audio streaming for many users, including hearing aid users. Who or what is to blame, and are there any solutions?


Bluetooth headphone sales surpass others for first time, with Apple's Beats in top spot

07/28/2016, 01:07 pm

In the U.S., sales of Bluetooth headphones overtook other kinds for the first time in June -- with the market led by Apple's Beats division, according to NPD retail data published on Thursday.


Bluetooth 5 to debut next week with 4X speed, 2X range of Bluetooth 4.2

06/10/2016, 07:06 pm

The Bluetooth Special Interest Group on Friday pegged an official June announcement date for Bluetooth 5, a next-generation near-range wireless transmission technology set to feature substantial performance gains over the existing Bluetooth 4.2 protocol.


Apple's new 12" MacBook gets day-one software update for Bluetooth compatibility

04/19/2016, 11:04 am

Just moments after the new 12-inch MacBook with Retina display was announced, Apple issued a software update for the refreshed notebook, addressing compatbility with third-party Bluetooth devices.


Apple's iPhone SE brings poor Bluetooth call quality for some users

04/11/2016, 01:04 pm

Some early adopters of the small but state-of-the-art iPhone SE have reported trouble with the audio quality of phone calls made over Bluetooth headsets and ear pieces, an issue which Apple is said to be investigating internally.


First look: Inboard M1, an electric skateboard that you can control & lock with your iPhone

10/16/2015, 03:10 pm

The forthcoming Inboard M1 electric skateboard offers Bluetooth connectivity to both the iPhone and Apple Watch for controls, information, and even securing the device. AppleInsider had a chance to go hands-on with the accessory Friday.


Apple to update Magic Mouse & wireless keyboard with Bluetooth LE, integrated batteries, FCC reveals

08/15/2015, 06:08 pm

Two newly published filings with the U.S. Federal Communications Commission reveal that Apple is planning to release a new Magic Mouse and wireless keyboard with support for the power sipping Bluetooth Low Energy specification.


iOS 9 tips: Disconnect from a Bluetooth accessory without making your iPhone forget it

07/30/2015, 12:07 pm

Starting with iOS 9, Apple has made it possible to disconnect an iPhone from a Bluetooth device without the need to "forget" the wireless accessory, making it easier to reconnect without going through the pairing process again.


Google unveils platform-independent alternative to Apple's iBeacon, dubbed Eddystone

07/14/2015, 03:07 pm

Google on Tuesday announced Eddystone, an open-source beacon platform that may provide competition for Apple's iBeacon standard used by some businesses and attractions, including Apple Stores.


Apple gains more influence over Bluetooth standard with Promoter Member status

06/23/2015, 12:06 pm

The Bluetooth Special Interest Group on Tuesday announced Apple's advancement to Promoter Member status, giving the company even more say over the future of the Bluetooth wireless standard.


Review: CaseStudi's Libre Bluetooth keyboard is an ultra-portable workhorse, with some trade-offs

05/24/2015, 07:05 am

An increasing number of consumers and businesspeople are turning to portable Bluetooth keyboards to increase the productivity potential of their iPad. AppleInsider took a look at one of the latest contenders, CaseStudi's Libre.