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Topic: iPhone

iPhone 6s stops listening for 'Hey Siri' when it's in your pocket or face down on a table

10/22/2015, 02:10 pm

Apple's new iPhone 6s utilizes its M9 coprocessor for "Hey Siri" input, allowing it to always listen for voice commands. Well, almost always.


iOS 9.1 update gives Sprint iPhone users access to Continuity-style Wi-Fi Calling

10/21/2015, 05:10 pm

Following the release of iOS 9.1 on Wednesday, Sprint announced that iPhone users updating their firmware will be able to take advantage of improved Wi-Fi Calling, expanding on Apple's Continuity feature.


Apple updates Siri with quips about 'Back to the Future Day'

10/21/2015, 09:10 am

Playing into social media trends, Apple on Wednesday updated its Siri voice assistant with a variety of responses to people wishing it "Happy Back to the Future Day."


Unlocking an iPhone for investigators impossible in 'in most cases,' Apple tells court

10/20/2015, 04:10 pm

Apple cannot unlock an iPhone for government investigators "in most cases now and in the future," lawyers for the company said in a brief submitted to a U.S. District Court, while acknowledging it had some access to the phone at the heart of a Justice Department case.


Facebook begins rolling out Instant Articles to all iPhone app users

10/20/2015, 03:10 pm

Facebook officially launched its Instant Article platform on Tuesday, initially making it available exclusively to users of the company's iPhone app, and with a relatively small number of American publishers on board.


Apple Pay gains support for 75 more US banks, including HSBC

10/20/2015, 01:10 pm

Apple on Tuesday added 75 more U.S. financial institutions to the list supporting Apple Pay, most notably HSBC, which until now was only supported in its U.K. homeland.


Polar announces A360 fitness tracker with heart rate sensor, iPhone notification support

10/20/2015, 12:10 pm

Fitness gear maker Polar on Tuesday annoucned a new fitness tracker, the A360, which offers features like a color touchscreen, a heart rate monitor, and iPhone notifications.


China's ad firm Youmi apologizes for data-harvesting APIs used in pulled iOS apps

10/20/2015, 09:10 am

Chinese mobile advertiser Youmi on Tuesday offered "sincere apologies" for supplying an SDK to developers that contained data-collecting private APIs in violation of App Store rules.


Apple patents multi-use magnetic iPad stand, embedded environmental sensor tech

10/20/2015, 05:10 am

Apple on Tuesday was granted patent rights to an all-purpose docking solution for iPad and embedded sensor technology that could one day lead to an iPhone capable of informing its user of changes in temperature and humidity.


iPhone 6s & 6s Plus preorders sell out within 30 minutes in Samsung's home of South Korea

10/19/2015, 04:10 pm

The first batch of South Korean preorders for the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus sold out within minutes on Monday at the country's three major cellphone carriers, setting a blockbuster pace ahead of Friday's official launch.


International growth fueled Apple smartphone share gains before iPhone 6s launch

10/19/2015, 02:10 pm

Ahead of the launch of the iPhone 6s, Apple saw continued market share gains across most of the world's largest smartphone markets, according to the latest sales data from Kantar Worldpanel.


3rd-party ad APIs from China illegally collected data from hundreds of App Store titles

10/19/2015, 12:10 pm

Apple has removed numerous apps from the App Store following the discovery that a third-party advertising SDK -- developed by Chinese firm Youmi -- was using private APIs to record user information in violation of official App Store guidelines.


Waze for iOS gets redesigned with new look, simpler interface, improved battery life

10/19/2015, 10:10 am

The latest update to Waze's navigation app for iOS introduces a major redesign that not only alters its look to be clearer, but also simplifies many tasks, particularly for long roadtrips.


Sprint to throttle 'unfair' customers using more than 23GB of data per month

10/17/2015, 02:10 am

Sprint, the nation's fourth-largest cellular carrier, announced on Friday that it will begin throttling connection speeds of unlimited data customers chewing through more than 23GB of data in a monthly billing period.


Following "Shot on iPhone 6" campaign, new billboards featuring Apple Watch, Apple Music target global audiences

10/16/2015, 06:10 pm

Over the past decade, Apple began using billboards to effectively advertise iPods, then iPhones and iPads. Its newest campaigns not only promote the latest Apple Watch hardware, but have also expanded to services with Apple Music.


Intel reportedly working to fit LTE modem in 2016 iPhone, potential integration in future A-series SoCs

10/16/2015, 05:10 pm

Intel is looking to get a piece of Apple's booming iPhone business, a report said Friday, as the chipmaker has some 1,000 people working on a project to integrate the firm's upcoming 7360 LTE modem into next year's iPhone model.


First look: Inboard M1, an electric skateboard that you can control & lock with your iPhone

10/16/2015, 03:10 pm

The forthcoming Inboard M1 electric skateboard offers Bluetooth connectivity to both the iPhone and Apple Watch for controls, information, and even securing the device. AppleInsider had a chance to go hands-on with the accessory Friday.


Pandora joins shortlist of iPhone apps ready for Apple's CarPlay

10/16/2015, 10:10 am

Streaming music service Pandora has quietly updated its iPhone app with support for Apple's CarPlay, giving listeners a more convenient interface for compatible vehicles and aftermarket headunits.


Apple airs iPhone 6s ad with focus on 3D Touch 'Peek and Pop'

10/15/2015, 08:10 pm

Apple continued its iPhone 6s ad blitz on Thursday by releasing a short, 30-second spot highlighting the new handset's 3D Touch capabilities, specifically "Peek and Pop" previews.


Samsung rushes out rose gold Galaxy to meet South Korea's iPhone 6s launch

10/15/2015, 04:10 pm

Without the time to copy Apple's more significant features, Samsung hopes that a coat of rose gold paint will help its higher-end phone sales survive a second shock wave from iPhone 6s, due to launch in South Korea next week on October 23.