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Topic: iPhone

Samsung again claims 'leadership by following' with Exynos 8, its new Apple A9 rival

11/12/2015, 04:11 pm

Samsung Electronics has unveiled its new Exynos 8 Octa chip, combining its first custom 64-bit ARMv8 CPU core with the company's proprietary mobile baseband in the same package. But while claiming leadership, the new chip trails Apple in performance.


Hands-on: Inboard M1 skateboard is fast, fun & compatible with iPhone & Apple Watch

11/12/2015, 01:11 pm

With a unique design that places its motors inside the rear wheels, plus connectivity with the iPhone and Apple Watch, the forthcoming Inboard M1 electric skateboard promises to be a ride unlike any other. AppleInsider has tested the company's latest prototype ahead of an early 2016 launch.


Apple plans Indonesia R&D investment to meet new phone sales rule

11/11/2015, 07:11 pm

According to a report on Wednesday, Apple's plan to build research and development facilities in Indonesia, a move formulated to satisfy a new rule requiring that foreign made phones contain a percentage of domestically produced components, has been approved by that country's government.


T-Mobile debuts 'Binge On' free video streaming program, double data allotments

11/10/2015, 08:11 pm

T-Mobile during its "UncarrierX" event on Tuesday unveiled "Binge On," a free video streaming program that provides subscribers of certain price tiers access to 480p or better content from select apps including Netflix and HBO.


Apple won't adopt AMOLED displays in iPhones until 2019 at the earliest, insider says

11/10/2015, 11:11 am

Apple won't embrace AMOLED display technology in the iPhone in the near future, instead opting to stick with its current LCD panels until at least 2018, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities said on Tuesday.


Apple retains US smartphone lead as LG reports surprising positive growth, study says

11/06/2015, 10:11 pm

Apple's iPhone was again the top smartphone in the U.S. market for the third quarter of 2015, according to analytics firm comScore, but Korean company LG was the only manufacturer to enjoy sequential gains.


Instagram testing next-gen ads leveraging Apple's 3D Touch, Apple Pay [u]

11/06/2015, 01:11 pm

Facebook-owned Instagram is reportedly testing ads that exploit two of Apple's most recent technologies, 3D Touch and Apple Pay, as part of a broader effort to reap more cash from the photo-sharing service. [Updated with Instagram denial]


Rumor claims Apple ordering Synaptics LCD parts amid delays in ditching iPhone's home button

11/05/2015, 03:11 pm

For its 2016 iPhone models, Apple is reportedly placing LCD driver orders with Synpatics because of delays with in-house work on merging touch and display components.


Facebook iPhone app gets 'Music Stories' tied to Apple Music, iTunes & Spotify

11/05/2015, 01:11 pm

Facebook on Thursday inaugurated "Music Stories," a new kind of post format allowing people to listen to previews of songs or albums from various music services without having to switch apps.


Flickr, Mobile Mouse are latest apps to add support for iPhone 6s 3D Touch

11/05/2015, 12:11 pm

Third-party apps continue to adds support for Apple's 3D Touch input on the new iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, including updates that launched on Thursday for popular apps Flickr and Mobile Mouse Remote.


Walgreens Balance Rewards card gains Apple Pay compatibility

11/05/2015, 09:11 am

Members of the Walgreens loyalty program can now use their Balance Rewards card with Apple Pay, enabling tap-to-pay capabilities on both iPhone and Apple Watch.


Apple considering earlier-than-usual launch for 'iPhone 7' in 2016, source says

11/04/2015, 04:11 pm

Though Apple has used the month of September to introduce new iPhones for four straight years, that could change in 2016 with an earlier than expected debut for the "iPhone 7," a source has told AppleInsider.


Microsoft opens sign-ups for testing Cortana assistant app on iOS

11/04/2015, 11:11 am

Microsoft is now accepting public beta sign-ups for the iOS version of Cortana, which will bring a limited amount of the Windows assistant's features to iPhones.


Apple's 'iPhone 7 Plus' expected to pack 3GB of RAM into 'A10' CPU in late 2016

11/03/2015, 10:11 pm

Apple's next-generation plus-sized iPhone model will feature even more RAM, reaching 3 gigabytes in total embedded into a next-generation "A10" processor, according to well-connected analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.


Apple to launch new metal 4-inch iPhone with A9 CPU in 2016, insider says

11/03/2015, 10:11 pm

Next year could mark Apple's return to the popular 4-inch iPhone form factor, as one well-connected insider believes the company is preparing to mass produce an iPhone 5s upgrade boasting a powerful A9 system-on-chip, metal casing and next-generation software.


Google finds serious flaws in Android code Samsung added to Galaxy S6 Edge

11/03/2015, 05:11 pm

Google's bug hunt to identify software flaws in Android has revealed 11 exploitable flaws in Samsung's software included on its high end Galaxy S6 Edge flagship, including "a substantial number of high-severity issues," within just a week of looking.


Apple Pay gains 54 more US card issuers ahead of Canadian, Australian launches

11/03/2015, 10:11 am

Apple on Tuesday added 54 more banks and credit unions to the list of U.S. Apple Pay issuers, putting the total over 650 as the company prepares to expand to Canada and Australia.


Apple's iPhone 6s, 6s Plus win Anandtech's "Editors Choice Gold" award

11/02/2015, 07:11 pm

Anandtech has awarded Apple's new iPhone 6s and 6s Plus the site's "Editors' Choice Gold" ranking, the first iPhone to ever rank that highly and only the second phones to receive it since the site began in 1997.


T-Mobile gives away free 4G LTE CellSpot to Simple Choice subscribers

11/02/2015, 01:11 pm

T-Mobile USA on Monday announced a new peripheral for its subscribers, the 4G LTE CellSpot, which can provide a cellular signal in spaces with otherwise difficult access to the carrier's network.


Facebook forces some workers to switch from iPhone to Android to reflect majority of users & new markets

11/02/2015, 11:11 am

Facebook's chief product officer is reportedly requiring a number of team members to switch from iPhones to Android phones so they can experience how most people interact with the social network.