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Topic: iPhone

Apple to collect swipe fees from banks for Apple Pay transactions - report

09/10/2014, 10:09 am

Apple's new Apple Pay system has the potential to become a huge revenue driver, as the iPhone maker has reportedly reached agreements with its partner banks to take a cut of the revenue earned from so-called "swipe fees" when consumers make purchases through the platform.

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Printable iPhone 6 pre-order picker can help you choose the right size model

09/10/2014, 09:09 am

If you weren't among the chosen few who got to handle Apple's new iPhones at the company's special event Tuesday, blindly choosing the right size iPhone 6 to pre-order later this week could prove stressful. But a new printable iPhone pre-order picker may offer a helping hand.

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Discover in talks to join Apple Pay, Swift goes GM at version 1.0

09/10/2014, 09:09 am

Apple might soon have all four major U.S. card issuers on board with its new Apple Pay service, as Discover confirmed on Tuesday that the firm is in talks to sign on. Meanwhile, Apple's new Swift programming language has hit version 1.0 as iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite near release.

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How Apple made the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus ready for one-handed use

09/09/2014, 09:09 pm

Rumors were confirmed on Tuesday when Apple launched the new iPhone lineup, with the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus landing squarely in "phablet" territory. But the company included some special user interface tweaks to make the added real estate manageable.

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Sprint to launch new 'iPhone for Life' rental option and special subscription plan

09/09/2014, 07:09 pm

U.S. wireless carrier Sprint on Tuesday announced a new iPhone hardware rental plan dubbed "iPhone for Life," in which customers pay a flat monthly fee to "rent" Apple's device rather than buy it outright.

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Gazelle paying up to $335 cash for your old iPhones to help you afford a new iPhone 6

09/09/2014, 04:09 pm

Readers looking to offset the cost of upgrading to Apple's just-announced 'iPhone 6' by getting the most cash possible for their current iPhone can turn Tuesday to buyback service like Gazelle, which are offering up to $335 for previous-generation iPhones -- which you don't need to send in until October 10th -- if you lock in a quote today.

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First look: Hands-on with the new iPhone 6 & iPhone 6 Plus, featuring Apple Pay and Reachability

09/09/2014, 04:09 pm

Apple has gone big with its latest smartphones, with two new models set to launch on Sept. 19 sized at 4.7 inches for the iPhone 6, and 5.5 inches for the iPhone 6 Plus. Following their unveiling on Tuesday, AppleInsider went hands-on with the new iPhones to test out new features like the Apple Pay mobile wallet service and Reachability for easier one-handed use.

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NextWorth says iPhone 6 to double trade-in volumes in 2014, offers $20 cash bonus

09/09/2014, 03:09 pm

Major design changes to Apple's new iPhone 6 lineup introduced Tuesday are expected to trigger a more than twofold increase in the number of consumers trading in old iPhones for cash this year, according to NextWorth (which is also offering AI readers an additional $20 cash bonus coupon on recent models).

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'Apple Pay' is a Touch ID-based mobile wallet included with iPhone 6, rolls out in October

09/09/2014, 01:09 pm

Apple will enter the mobile payment space in a big way with this month's launch of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, both of which will ship with integrated near-field communications technology to allow secure wireless payments through a service called Apple Pay.

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Apple ditches 32GB capacity for iPhone 6, offers storage sizes of 16, 64 & 128GB starting at $199

09/09/2014, 01:09 pm

Apple's new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will offer users more storage than ever before, topping out at a whopping 128 gigabytes of space on high-end models of its two new handsets.

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Apple announces 4.7" iPhone 6 and 5.5" iPhone 6 Plus: New design, A8 CPU, Retina HD display

09/09/2014, 01:09 pm

Apple's hotly anticipated next generation of iPhone was officially unveiled on Tuesday in two different screen sizes of 4.7 and 5.5 inches, both sporting all-new designs and even higher resolution Retina HD displays.

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Live from Apple's "Wish We Could Say More" iWatch & iPhone 6 Event

09/09/2014, 12:09 pm

Join us as we join Apple on Sept 9, 2014 for its "Wish We Could Say More" media event, in which the company is widely expected to unveil multiple "iPhone 6" models, preview its so-called "iWatch," and introduce a mobile payment platform backed by the industry's most respected players.

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AppleInsider introduces new mobile edition designed for iPhone's Safari browser

09/09/2014, 09:09 am

Just in time for what is shaping up to be Apple's biggest keynote in years, AppleInsider introduces a major revamp to its mobile website, bringing fast HTML5 support, new content sections and a powerful redesign inspired by the latest version of Apple's iOS.

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Alleged 'iPhone 6' benchmark suggests 'A8' CPU has 1GB of RAM, is clocked at 1.4GHz

09/09/2014, 08:09 am

A Chinese user who claims to have gotten their hands on a functioning "iPhone 6" has posted pictures taken with the device's camera, along with benchmarks suggesting that Apple's next-generation "A8" processor will boast a gigabyte of RAM and will run at a speed of 1.4 gigahertz.

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Apple TV special events channel launches hours ahead of 'iPhone 6' & 'iWatch' event

09/09/2014, 08:09 am

As Apple gears up for what at least one national news channel has called a "historic" announcement, the iPhone maker has re-added its own Special Events channel the Apple TV, providing interested consumers with another avenue for watching the event unfold live.

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NYT resurrects U2 rumor, says band to play 'significant part' in special Apple event

09/08/2014, 08:09 pm

After rock group U2 seemingly debunked rumors that it was somehow attached to Apple's media event slated for tomorrow, The New York Times on Monday claims the rock group will indeed contribute by performing cuts from its next album and announce a device partnership.

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Apple rumored to launch loyalty rewards program alongside mobile payments system

09/08/2014, 04:09 pm

Apple is reportedly looking to roll out a so-called "iWallet" loyalty program in cooperation with merchants and retailers that could be announced at Tuesday's special media event.

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Amazon slashes subsidized price on Fire Phone to 99 cents ahead of Apple's 'iPhone 6' unveiling

09/08/2014, 03:09 pm

With hours to go before Apple is expected to unveil its next-generation iPhone, Amazon slashed the price on its first foray into the smartphone market, the Fire Phone, to just 99 cents with a new two-year service contract.

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iTokens: Why it makes sense for Apple's rumored payment system to use tokenized transactions

09/08/2014, 02:09 pm

Apple is finally expected to announce its entry in the mobile payments arena alongside the "iPhone 6" at a media event on Tuesday in Cupertino, and rumors suggest that the new system will be based around tokenization for enhanced security. AppleInsider took a look at what that means for users.

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5.5" 'iPhone 6' said to launch in limited quantities on Sept. 19 alongside 4.7" model

09/08/2014, 12:09 pm

Apple fans clamoring for the anticipated 5.5-inch version of Apple's "iPhone 6" may not have to wait long, as a new report claims that the "phablet" model will launch alongside the 4.7-inch version on Sept. 19, though quantities could be limited at launch

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