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Topic: iPhone

Hands-on: iOS 10.3 beta's 'Find My AirPods' feature

01/24/2017, 07:01 pm

Apple in its latest iOS 10.3 beta release addresses the concerns of many new AirPods owners by incorporating a software feature that helps users locate misplaced earbuds through the Find My iPhone app. AppleInsider goes hands-on with the beta function.

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Final Android Wear 2.0 developer preview adds better iPhone support before expected Feb. launch

01/24/2017, 04:01 pm

For the last developer preview of Android Wear 2.0 before its release next month, Google has reintroduced support for iOS devices, allowing users to pair their wearable devices to an iPhone or iPad.

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Nokia looks to block US imports of Apple products in latest salvo over patents

01/24/2017, 03:01 pm

The U.S. International Trade Commission is looking into allegations that Apple is importing devices that infringe on Nokia patents, such as iPhones and iPads, a report said on Tuesday.

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Breathometer refunding iPhone blood alcohol tester owners in full

01/24/2017, 03:01 pm

Breathometer, producer of a breathalyzer accessory for the iPhone, has agreed to provide refunds to customers in a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission, after claims about the device's lack of accuracy were investigated by the regulatory group.

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New microchip could bring portable spectroscopy to iPhone, Apple Watch

01/24/2017, 02:01 pm

Si-Ware on Tuesday revealed an iPhone-compatible spectroscopy chip, the NeoSpectra Micro, which could potentially expand the uses of both mobile devices and wearables in areas like health, science, and nutrition.

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Apple allowing developers to respond to user reviews in App Stores with iOS 10.3, more improvements coming

01/24/2017, 02:01 pm

As part of feedback collected by Apple, when iOS 10.3 ships to customers the company is adding the ability for an app's developer to respond to complaints or praise, with the response available for all to see in the App Store -- and more improvements for developers are coming.

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Apple releases first iOS 10.3 with 'Find my AirPods,' tvOS 10.2, macOS 10.12.4 betas for developers

01/24/2017, 01:01 pm

One day after the last updates of iOS and macOS, Apple has released three new betas, bringing "Find my AirPods" and APFS to iOS, a new Night Shift mode to macOS, and fast scrolling to tvOS 10.2.

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'Right to Repair' bills in five states could force Apple to provide iPhone parts, support to independent repair shops

01/24/2017, 11:01 am

Five states have introduced bills that would give citizens the "Right to Repair" electronics, compelling Apple and other manufacturers to provide service manuals and easier access to spare parts to consumers and third-party repair shops.

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Better incarnation of Siri may appear alongside Apple's 2017 iPhones - report

01/24/2017, 10:01 am

Apple's 2017 iPhone models will likely ship with an enhanced version of Siri, reflecting growing competition in the AI assistant space, a report said on Tuesday.

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Apple latest to settle lawsuit with e-Watch over iPhone camera technology

01/23/2017, 03:01 pm

Apple has reached a settlement with a San Antonio, Tex.-based firm called e-Watch, which claimed that the company was violating two U.S. patents related to cellphone cameras.

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Google Voice modernized with cleaner appearance, picture messaging, 3D Touch on iPhone

01/23/2017, 02:01 pm

Google has relaunched Google Voice, refreshing the VoIP service with an updated web experience and modernized iOS and Android apps, among other new features, in the cross-platform calling service's first significant update in over five years.

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Apple releases finished iOS 10.2.1 update bringing minor fixes

01/23/2017, 01:01 pm

Wrapping up weeks of beta testing, Apple on Monday released the completed version of iOS 10.2.1, a minor update for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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How to use offline mode in Google Maps with your iPhone or iPad

01/23/2017, 01:01 pm

One of the continuing advantages of Google Maps over Apple's native iOS Maps app is better support for going offline -- something particularly important when going on vacation, traveling through rural areas, or otherwise passing through regions with weak internet access. Here's how to take advantage of those offline functions on your iPhone or iPad.

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Qualcomm financials under the gun if Apple postpones iPhone modem royalties

01/23/2017, 12:01 pm

Apple chip supplier Qualcomm could take a major financial hit if the former decides to withhold royalties until its $1 billion lawsuit is finished, an analyst noted on Monday.

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Ice fisher's iPhone 7 Plus survives 13-hour immersion after dunk in Russian river

01/23/2017, 11:01 am

An ice fishing accident has led to an unexpected demonstration of the iPhone 7's water resistance capabilities, after an iPhone 7 Plus was retrieved from the bottom of a frozen-over river, and found to be in perfect working order.

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Samsung Galaxy S8 to miss Mobile World Congress debut in aftermath of Note 7 fires

01/23/2017, 10:01 am

Owing to precautions set up in the wake of the Galaxy Note 7, Samsung's next rival to the Apple iPhone -- the Galaxy S8 -- won't be revealed at late February's Mobile World Congress show in Barcelona, the company's mobile head revealed on Monday.

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Wistron set to help produce Apple's 2017 iPhones in India - report

01/23/2017, 09:01 am

Apple has indeed picked Wistron to be its first iPhone manufacturer in India, with plans to get the company working phones launching later this year, a report claimed on Monday -- despite Apple having not yet secured a deal to set up Indian manufacturing.

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Some users finding AirPods drop phone call audio when paired with iPhone 6s

01/23/2017, 09:01 am

Apple is looking into claims by a number of AirPods owners that the audio accessories have connectivity issues, with the Bluetooth connection temporarily dropping during phone calls, yet not during music playback.

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Apple expected to replace Touch ID with two-step facial, fingerprint bio-recognition tech

01/21/2017, 06:01 pm

Apple is developing advanced biometric security technologies, including facial recognition and optical fingerprint sensing designs, to replace the vaunted Touch ID module implemented in all iPhones and iPads since the release of iPhone 5s.

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Apple to adopt new 3D Touch technology for OLED iPhone

01/21/2017, 04:01 pm

Apple is expected to replace current 3D Touch technology with a new design based on thin film sensors when it introduces a next-generation iPhone with OLED display, according to noted analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

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