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Topic: iPhone

iPhone trade-in deals: How and where to get the most cash for your old iPhone

09/10/2015, 01:09 pm

Apple's iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus are now officially on sale, but buyers still need to decide what to do with their old device. As in years past, AppleInsider takes a look at nearly a dozen big-name buyback services and retailers looking to attract your iPhone trade-ins [updated Oct. 13 with the latest values].


How Apple's new Retina Flash -- 5 years in the making -- brightens up selfies on the iPhone 6s

09/10/2015, 12:09 pm

While more than one rumor predicted that Apple would add a front-facing flash to its newest iPhone -- an increasingly common feature among high-end handsets --nobody considered that the company would do so in a way that alleviated the need to build in extra hardware, despite evidence that Apple has been exploring such a solution for years.


If you buy AppleCare+, Apple's new iPhone Upgrade Program is a great deal

09/10/2015, 11:09 am

While it lacks the fanfare of new hardware or software, one of the biggest announcements from Apple this week was its competitive iPhone Upgrade Program. It's actually an interest-free way to pay off your new iPhone and AppleCare+ warranty over a two-year period, with the added option to upgrade your iPhone to the latest model every year.


iPhone 6s will have smaller 1,715 mAh battery, but Apple advertises identical battery life

09/10/2015, 09:09 am

Despite sporting a more powerful processor and other new technologies, the iPhone 6s will actually use a smaller battery than the one found in the iPhone 6, apparently squeezing out the same amount of uptime with new efficiencies in the handset.


Apple ups AppleCare+ pricing for iPhone 6s, launches preorder preparation guide

09/10/2015, 03:09 am

In a pair of updates to its website on Wednesday, Apple revealed new, more expensive AppleCare+ rates for the soon-to-launch iPhone 6s and 6s Plus handsets, as well as a preparation guide and preorder tool for those looking to pick up one of the new models this weekend.


New iPhones' 3D Touch a complicated effort that took 'multi, multi, multi' years, Apple says

09/09/2015, 07:09 pm

One of the central features of the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, 3D Touch, was long in development and an extremely difficult technologically to get right, according to an interview with key Apple executives published on Wednesday.


Apple axes gold color, 128GB options for iPhone 6 and 6 Plus models

09/09/2015, 05:09 pm

After announcing its new iPhone 6s lineup on Wednesday, Apple has apparently discontinued gold and 128GB configuration options for previous generation iPhone 6 devices, leaving only Space Gray, silver and 16GB and 64GB versions left.


Apple unveils annual iPhone Upgrade Program, updates standard iPhone price structures

09/09/2015, 03:09 pm

Apple on Wednesday announced a revised pricing structure for iPhones, including the all-new iPhone Upgrade Program, a first-party retail plan that will let shoppers get a new iPhone every year.


Apple announces $199 iPhone 6s & $299 6s Plus with 3D Touch, A9 CPU, rose gold color, coming Sept. 25

09/09/2015, 02:09 pm

Apple's new iPhone 6s series will offer users an entirely new way to interact with their handset, sensing pressure from fingertips to enable entirely new shortcuts in iOS 9. It also boasts an all-new 12-megapixel iSight camera, a souped-up A9 processor that nearly doubles performance over the iPhone 6, and a new rose gold color option.


Verizon to begin testing 5G wireless network in 2016

09/08/2015, 09:09 pm

Verizon will start field trials of 5G cellular technology sometime in 2016, the carrier announced on Tuesday, paving the way for a network could potentially eclipse 4G LTE and many landline Internet connections.


Apple's iPhone 6s to feature always-on 'Hey Siri' functionality, source says

09/08/2015, 08:09 pm

Ahead of tomorrow's special event, AppleInsider has learned that Apple's iPhone 6s will boast always-on "Hey Siri" voice activation, meaning users can invoke the virtual assistant even when their device is unplugged.


Adblock Browser comes to iOS, promises to strip ads, tracking cookies from Web

09/08/2015, 04:09 pm

Adblock Plus developer Eyeo returned to the mobile fray on Tuesday with the launch of Adblock Browser for iOS and Android, enabling people to cut out most or all ad traffic from the Web.


iPhone 6 most popular iPhone model, adopted faster than iPhone 5s, analytics firm says

09/08/2015, 03:09 pm

The iPhone 6 is the most popular iPhone model in use, and both it and the 6 Plus have been adopted at a faster rate than either the 5s or 5c, analytics firm Localytics claimed on Tuesday.


Rumor: Chinese, Japanese launches of 'iPhone 6s' may wait until Sept. 25

09/08/2015, 02:09 pm

Both Japan and China may only get Apple's next-generation iPhones on Sept. 25, a week after they're commonly expected to ship in the U.S. and several other countries, a report said on Tuesday.


Alleged 'iPhone 6s' boxes claim to show new rose gold color, 16GB entry-level storage

09/08/2015, 11:09 am

An image claiming to show the retail box for Apple's anticipated "iPhone 6s" could give fans their first glimpse at the new rose gold color option that is rumored to become part of the product lineup.


Many iPhone fitness apps ignore comprehensive workout guidelines, study finds

09/07/2015, 04:09 pm

Many workout apps for the iPhone are too narrow in focus and omit important guidelines recommended by the American College of Sports Medicine, according to a recent study.


Apple supplier Catcher's August revenues seen rising on supply of hardened next-gen iPhone shells

09/07/2015, 03:09 pm

An Apple chassis supplier, Catcher Technology, on Monday posted $219.81 million in revenues for August, buoyed by what's believed to be a surge of orders for new iPhones shipping this month.


What we expect from today's Apple event: new iPhones, a revamped Apple TV, next-gen OS updates, more

09/09/2015, 08:09 am

Apple executives will take the stage in San Francisco later today for a special media briefing, during which we expect them to announce next-generation iPhones, a refreshed Apple TV, and provide updates on iOS 9 and OS X 10.11 El Capitan. Here's an updated breakdown of everything you need to know.


Apple planning 2016 'iPhone 7' to be thinnest yet, in-line with new iPod touch & iPad Air 2

09/06/2015, 01:09 pm

While all eyes are on this week's "iPhone 6s" unveiling, Apple's 2016 iPhone upgrade is already in the works, with the company said to be aiming to make the device as thin as 6 millimeters, which would be even thinner than the latest iPod touch and iPad Air 2.


Review: Grip&Shoot iPhone camera grip with Bluetooth shutter trigger

09/05/2015, 04:09 pm

The Grip&Shoot is a versatile Bluetooth accessory with a handle, trigger, and tripod mount, allowing for a steadier hold on your iPhone while taking pictures or shooting video. We think it could appeal to some videographers or people who want capture images remotely, but its dependence on third-party apps will be a dealbreaker for some.