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Topic: iPhone

Samsung's 5 million Galaxy S8 sales far below 2014's S4 peak

05/16/2017, 04:05 pm

Samsung announced today that first-month sales of its Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus have reached 5 million units. Sales of the previous year's Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge sold an estimated 7-9 million units in their initial launch month, while back in 2013 Samsung announced its Galaxy S4 sold 10 million in its first month, a "Peak Galaxy" the company has never actually managed to surpass.

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Apple beta software releases start again with iOS 10.3.3, watchOS 3.2.3, tvOS 10.2.2, macOS Sierra 10.12.6

05/16/2017, 01:05 pm

Holding true to the last release cycle, Apple has released a slew of new betas, with iOS 10.3.3, watchOS 3.2.3, tvOS 10.2.2, and macOS Sierra 10.12.6 all available for developer testing.

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Instagram continues copying Snapchat with new 'face filters' on iPhone

05/16/2017, 11:05 am

Facebook's Instagram on Tuesday launched "face filters" for the iPhone, once again copying a signature feature of its main competition, Snapchat.

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Rumor claims Apple Pay may launch in Italy on Wednesday

05/16/2017, 09:05 am

After months of hints, Apple Pay may finally launch in Italy this Wednesday, according to a local report citing three sources in the retail and banking industries.

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Apple makes unique passwords mandatory for third-party apps accessing iCloud

05/16/2017, 09:05 am

As of June 15, Apple will begin requiring app-specific passwords for third-party apps that need to access iCloud data, the company said in an email notice to users.

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Renders of the 'iPhone 8' from CAD file shows possible glass back, wireless charging

05/16/2017, 08:05 am

A collection of new renders for the 'iPhone 8' surfaced this morning, claimed to be created based on a 'highly detailed CAD file' of the smartphone's chassis, with the images seemingly showing the new rear dual camera orientation and a section on the glass back supposedly used for wireless charging.

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Apple's iPhone photography ad campaign continues with 'Barbers' spot, highlighting portrait mode

05/15/2017, 04:05 pm

Apple continues to promote the capabilities of the iPhone 7 Plus dual camera with a new "Barbers" ad spotlighting Portrait Mode.

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Apple releases updates for iOS 10.3.2, watchOS 3.2.2, tvOS 10.2.1

05/15/2017, 01:05 pm

On Monday, Apple released iOS version 10.3.2, watchOS 3.2.2, and tvOS 10.2.1 to the public, after a month-long beta testing period for each revision.

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Apple Maps grows public transit coverage to Adelaide, Australia

05/15/2017, 12:05 pm

Apple has updated its Maps apps for iOS and Mac with public transit directions for Adelaide, Australia, continuing a series of recent expansions.

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Editorial: When Apple is 2 years behind you, put your things in order

05/14/2017, 12:05 am

Oh no! It seems Apple is "years behind" competitors in Virtual Reality, TV content subscriptions, self driving cars and home voice assistants. That's a clear sign the company may be studying the market like a cat about to pounce on its target, just as it did with iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch and AirPods. There is a solid decade of evidence that, for Apple, being behind is a competitive advantage.

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Nike adds trio of Rosche, Air Force 1 sneaker-inspired iPhone 7 cases to store

05/12/2017, 03:05 pm

Nike has added to its iPhone case lineup, with three new rugged cases based on the company's Rosche and Air Force 1 sole designs.

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Tough talks may keep Apple Pay out of Germany until 'fall or winter'

05/12/2017, 01:05 pm

Apple Pay may finally arrive in Germany sometime this fall or winter, but is still facing resistance from the country's banks, according to a new report.

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Watch: When will the 'iPhone 8' launch? Catch up on the latest rumors

05/12/2017, 12:05 pm

With fans eagerly awaiting the release Apple's highly-anticipated "iPhone 8," rumors of apparent delays for the upcoming flagship handset continue to crop up. AppleInsider offers quick recap of all the latest rumors.

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Sprint & SoftBank in 'preliminary conversations' about T-Mobile merger

05/12/2017, 10:05 am

Sprint and its controlling investor -- Japan's SoftBank -- are reportedly in "preliminary conversations" about a merger with T-Mobile U.S., a move that could narrow carrier choices for Apple's U.S. iPhone buyers.

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Apple publishes 'How to Shoot on iPhone 7' video series to website

05/11/2017, 07:05 pm

Apple on Thursday added a new page to its website dedicated to taking better photos with iPhone 7. The mini-site is filled with short tutorial videos that explain -- and advertise -- the handset's various capture modes to new users, while offering lessons on basic photography techniques.

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iPod-Father Tony Fadell speaks at Computer History Museum's iPhone 360

05/11/2017, 03:05 pm

Last night, as part of its "iPhone 360" series of events celebrating the ten year anniversary of Apple's iconic phone, California's Computer History Museum located in Mountain View hosted a conversation between Tony Fadell and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist John Markoff.

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LG Innotek reportedly supplying facial recognition cameras for Apple's 'iPhone 8'

05/11/2017, 11:05 am

LG Innotek is supplying facial recognition camera modules for Apple's "iPhone 8," according to reports out of South Korea, using a new facility dedicated to Apple products.

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TSMC starts production of 10nm 'A11' chips for Apple's 'iPhone 8'

05/11/2017, 09:05 am

Apple's mobile processor manufacturer, TSMC, has reportedly entered into production of 10-nanometer chips for this year's upcoming iPhones.

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Why Apple won't ditch Lightning for USB-C on 'iPhone 8'

05/10/2017, 06:05 pm

Despite some advantages for USB-C over Lightning, Apple is likely to stick with its own protocol for the foreseeable future. AppleInsider takes a closer look at some of the factors behind retention of Lightning, as well as areas where it has a leg up on USB-C.

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Install the AT&T 'Call Protect' app on your iPhone to cut way back on spam calls

05/10/2017, 01:05 pm

If you've had an iPhone for a very long time, there is a pretty decent chance that you're also still on AT&T -- and you get battered with spam phone calls. AT&T has an app to help deal with that, and AppleInsider has taken a look at it.

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