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Samsung's Exynos 9810 mobile processor follows Apple's A11 chip with machine learning features

01/04/2018, 11:01 am

Samsung has launched its newest application processor for mobile devices, the Exynos 9 Series 9810, but claimed new features to the processor line, including depth-sensing face detection and deep learning capabilities, suggest Samsung may be borrowing some concepts from in Apple's A11 Bionic, used in the iPhone 8 and iPhone X.


Apple Pay promotion gives Instacart purchasers free delivery through January 10

01/04/2018, 10:01 am

Apple has teamed up with Instacart, granting users free delivery -- assuming that they pay with Apple Pay.


TiVo's Next-Gen Platform aims to help cable TV providers stream to Apple TV, iPhone, iPad

01/04/2018, 10:01 am

TiVo has revealed a plan to make it as easy as possible for viewers to watch the programming they want, with the announced "Next-Gen Platform" claimed to help provide cable and streaming service providers device and operating system-agnostic methods for content distribution, including to the Apple TV, iPhone, and iPad.


TSMC said to have locked up all 'A12' chip orders for Apple's 2018 iPhones

01/04/2018, 09:01 am

Chip manufacturer TSMC has reportedly secured all of Apple's "A12" processor orders for this year's iPhones, once again scoring a coup over Samsung.


Older, jailbroken iPhones or Apple TVs possibly susceptible to CPU kernel vulnerability

01/04/2018, 07:01 am

An ARM security update for the Cortex A8, Cortex A9, and Cortex A15 processors issued late on Wednesday suggests that older Apple iOS-based devices may be impacted by the CPU bug -- but they would have to be jailbroken, and running malware locally for the exploit to work.


Brazilian state says Apple refused to sign notification on iPhone battery issues

01/03/2018, 04:01 pm

Apple employees have declined to sign a notification requiring them to tell Brazilian iPhone owners how they can get discounted battery replacements, according to a state agency.


AAC, Hi-P & Casetek said to be vying for metal iPhone chassis orders from Apple

01/03/2018, 02:01 pm

At least three Asian firms are competing to get orders for next-generation metal iPhone casings from Apple, a new report indicated on Wednesday.


ConnectSense announces Apple HomeKit and Siri-ready In-Wall Outlet

01/03/2018, 10:01 am

Accessory maker ConnectSense has announced the In-Wall Outlet, an alternate version of its Smart Outlet for people who want HomeKit support in a format that sits flush with their walls.


Extreme OLED test finds Apple's iPhone X takes much longer to 'burn in' images than Samsung Galaxy Note 8

01/03/2018, 10:01 am

OLED technology is prone to image burn-in -- something that Apple worked hard to compensate for in designing the hardware and software of the iPhone X. A new and extreme stress test puts the iPhone X anti-burn-in capabilities to the test, discovering Apple's efforts have, in fact, put it ahead of the competition under the most difficult conditions.


LG may supply OLED for Apple's 6.5" edge-to-edge 'iPhone X Plus'

01/03/2018, 09:01 am

Apple and LG Display are allegedly finalizing talks on an OLED supply deal, which could see the latter provide panels for a rumored 6.5-inch iPhone, which is believed to be a jumbo-sized version of the iPhone X.


How iPhone batteries work, and how Apple manages performance over time

01/02/2018, 02:01 pm

Lithium-ion batteries such as those found in nearly every smartphone and tablet are not little, indestructable homogenous power reactors. AppleInsider delves briefly into the construction and chemistry of them, and discusses how an old battery works against not only device manufacturers, but the users themselves.


Avido unveils WiBa Wireless Charging System that uses Qi charging to recharge iPhone X on the move

01/02/2018, 01:01 pm

Accessories producer Avido has revealed its WiBa Wireless Power Bank and Charging Dock ahead of CES, with the Qi-compatible power bank able to wirelessly charge an iPhone X, iPhone 8, or iPhone 8 Plus on the move, and is capable of recharging itself via the accompanying dock.


Apple not requiring failed iPhone battery diagnostic test before $29 replacement

01/02/2018, 09:01 am

Apple stores are reportedly offering their discounted battery replacements to any iPhone owner willing to pay the fee regardless of whether or not an old battery passes testing, and some users are reporting partial refunds on earlier battery exchanges -- but this is not a universal policy.


Video: How to set separate controls in iOS 11 for left and right AirPods

01/01/2018, 01:01 pm

Some users are still reluctant to upgrade their iPhone software to iOS 11, but with features like the newly updated control and notification centers, we're not turning back. It gets even better if you own a set of Apple's AirPods, with more customization options. AppleInsider shows you how to customize controls to your liking on your AirPods.


$29 battery exchanges for iPhone 6 and newer now available at most Apple retail locations

12/30/2017, 02:12 pm

Many Apple retail locations in the U.S. started the $29 battery replacement for the iPhone 6 or newer, well in advance of a previously announced January timeframe -- but appointments are filling up, and turnaround times are growing.


Apple 2017 year in review: iPhone X with Face ID signals major platform shift

12/29/2017, 02:12 pm

To mark the 10th anniversary of the iPhone, Apple released the iPhone X -- that's pronounced "ten," as the company is eager to point out. While it may not be an earth-shaking revelation, it's an important signpost for where Apple plans to be 10 years from now -- assuming we're even still using smartphones in 2027.


iFixit matches Apple's $29 battery swap cost, covers pre-iPhone 6 devices

12/29/2017, 09:12 am

Looking to equal or beat Apple in the aftermath of its iPhone battery apology, iFixit has dropped the price of its do-it-yourself battery swap kits to $29 or less. More significantly this includes kits for the iPhone 4S, 5, 5s, and 5c, which are excluded from Apple's discounted battery replacements.


Apple apologizes for iPhone slowdown controversy, will reduce out-of-warranty battery replacement to $29

12/28/2017, 04:12 pm

Apple on Thursday addressed mounting criticism over the revelation that it slows down iPhones with aging batteries to prevent performance issues. In addition to apologizing, the company has also lowered the price of out-of-warranty battery replacements to $29, and will issue a software update in early 2018 to let users find out more information about the health of their device's battery.


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.