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Topic: iPhone

Back in black: iPhone 7 & iPhone 7 Plus mega review

09/22/2016, 08:09 am

Apple's latest iPhone 7 and 7 Plus are faster, sport significantly better cameras, expand system-wide haptics in iOS 10 with a new solid state Home button and Taptic Engine, introduce Wide Color and other major Retina HD technology improvements without changing their display resolutions, add new water resistance and include updates to system components ranging from RAM to storage to wireless capabilities.


Facebook Messenger adds support for iOS 10's extended CallKit controls

09/21/2016, 02:09 pm

Facebook on Wednesday pushed out an update to its Messenger iOS app, quietly adding support for Apple's CallKit framework, which was introduced alongside iOS 10 earlier this month.


Sony, Nokia proxy company awarded $3 million in latest round of patent battles with Apple

09/21/2016, 02:09 pm

Another long-term Apple legal battle with a patent holding company has concluded its latest step, with a jury ruling that Apple has violated ring-silencing patents, granting a $3 million damages award to proxy company MobileMedia Ideas.


Apple seen building 75M iPhone 7 units by end of 2016, focusing on 7 Plus

09/21/2016, 10:09 am

Apple is likely building more iPhone 7 units than expected in the second half of 2016, particularly 7 Plus models, according to a new analyst memo seen by AppleInsider.


Japanese government mulls divestiture of Japan Display amid iPhone sales slowdown

09/21/2016, 12:09 am

Apple iPhone supplier Japan Display might lose backing from its top investor, the government-backed fund Innovation Network Corp. of Japan, if it fails to prove capable of turning a profit independent of Apple's market performance.


Apple Pay expands to 33 additional U.S. banks and credit unions

09/20/2016, 08:09 pm

Coinciding with Tuesday's release of macOS Sierra, and the advent of Apple Pay for the web, Apple updated its running list of supporting U.S. financial institutions to reflect the addition of 33 new banks and credit unions.


Teardown finds DAC chips in Apple's Lightning EarPods & Lightning-to-3.5mm adapter for iPhone 7

09/20/2016, 02:09 pm

As anticipated, a teardown of Apple's Lightning EarPods and Lightning-to-3.5mm adapter -- both included with the iPhone 7 -- has discovered small digital-to-analog converter chips, though their exact supplier remains a mystery.


Watch: Apple's Lightning EarPods sound better than legacy 3.5mm headphone jack

09/20/2016, 12:09 pm

As Apple attempts to move beyond the headphone jack, its replacement wired audio input source, Lightning, offers a number of benefits over the legacy 3.5-millimeter technology. AppleInsider shows you how Lightning is truly a step forward for audio quality.


Apple opens trade-up program to iPhone SE, 6s & 6s Plus with $315 maximum

09/20/2016, 09:09 am

Prospective iPhone 7 buyers looking to make money off their old iPhones can now turn in an iPhone SE, 6s, or 6s Plus as a part of Apple's trade-up program, though the store credit given may still be significantly lower than what's offered by some third parties.


South Korean analysts expect 100 million iPhone 7 orders fulfilled by end of 2016

09/20/2016, 09:09 am

A series of analysts from South Korea see only upsides for iPhone 7 component suppliers as a result of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 recall, with one expecting to see over 100 million sales of Apple's new phone before the end of 2016.


Apple working on fix for iPhone 7 Lightning EarPods remote control issue

09/19/2016, 07:09 pm

Apple on Monday acknowledged consumer complaints that a glitch in the gratis iPhone 7 Lightning EarPods causes the attached multifunction remote control to intermittently stop functioning, saying a fix is in the works.


Nikon takes aim at GoPro with new KeyMission line of iPhone-connected action cameras

09/19/2016, 04:09 pm

Nikon announced its first three action cameras on Monday ahead of this week's Photokina expo in Germany, looking to claim share of a field largely dominated by GoPro.


Apple's first weekend of iPhone 7 sales roughly in line with earlier iPhones, data suggests

09/19/2016, 02:09 pm

The first weekend of iPhone 7 sales seems to have been on track with past iPhone launches, despite Apple's decision not to announce official numbers, according to early analytics data.


Launch iPhone 7 purchasers predominantly upgraders, looking for 128 GB

09/19/2016, 12:09 pm

An analyst's examination of iPhone 7 buyers at launch sees more customers looking at 128GB models versus 256GB, with the vast majority of early buyers upgraders from older iPhones rather than switchers from Android.


Apple looking into glitch causing iPhone 7 to lose service after turning off Airplane Mode

09/19/2016, 11:09 am

Apple is reportedly investigating a problem affecting the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus that causes the devices to lose cellular access after a person turns off Airplane Mode.


No need for 4K display on Apple's iPhone 7 because of screen quality, expert claims

09/19/2016, 11:09 am

Apple's Wide Color display on the iPhone 7 is the iPhone's best yet, with a record high contrast ratio and record low reflectance according to a recent third party analysis, and the quality of the screen may cast doubt on rumors of a shift to OLED displays.


Too soon? Apple's new iPhone 7 ruffles feathers with Lightning audio, Home button changes

09/18/2016, 07:09 pm

Hands on, real world use of Apple's latest iPhone 7 models provides overwhelming evidence that the company has a clear vision for the future and is marching toward it without much regard for the opinions of its detractors. This "courage of conviction" backs a series of rather radical and somewhat controversial iPhone 7 changes for Apple--already well known for breaking with the past.


Apple shares new iPhone 7, Apple Watch Series 2 ads with focus on water resistance, camera

09/18/2016, 06:09 pm

Apple released three new commercials for its latest iPhone 7 and Apple Watch Series 2 on Sunday, each showcasing new hardware features like water resistance, fitness tracking and iPhone's low-light camera capabilities.


iPhone 7 owners say phones producing 'hissing' sound under heavy task loads

09/17/2016, 11:09 pm

Some early iPhone 7 and 7 Plus adopters are complaining of an audible "hissing" sound when the devices' A10 processors run into heavy demands.


Apple's solid-state iPhone 7 haptic Home button requires a new hard reset trick: Down+Wake

09/17/2016, 02:09 pm

Apple's new iPhone 7 models introduce a new solid-state (non-mechanical) Home button which no longer physically depresses but instead is a software-driven sensor. That necessitates a new physical button sequence to hard-reset the device if it stops responding; that happens to be holding the Volume Down and Wake buttons for five seconds.