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Topic: iPhone

Walgreens to add Apple Pay support for Balance Rewards cards, reports say

10/28/2015, 05:10 pm

U.S. pharmacy chain Walgreens is on the verge of introducing Apple Pay support for its Balance Rewards card, anecdotes from a number of users hinted on Wednesday.


Skype, Snapchat, other iOS apps add 3D Touch commands, Apple blocks weight scale app

10/28/2015, 04:10 pm

A number of iOS apps have been updated with new 3D Touch commands for the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, including mainstays like Skype and Snapchat. Meanwhile, Apple has reportedly rejected an app called Gravity that attempted to use 3D Touch as a weight scale mechanism.


iPhone Upgrade Program could eventually open up beyond Apple Stores, Tim Cook says

10/28/2015, 01:10 pm

Apple would eventually like to expand its new iPhone Upgrade Program so that shoppers can sign up for it without having to come into an Apple Store, Chief Executive Tim Cook said this week.


Latest iPhone 6s ad features Bill Hader, Siri and Nigerian prince

10/27/2015, 08:10 pm

Apple posted a new iPhone 6s commercial to its YouTube page on Tuesday touting the handset's new Siri Hands Free feature with the help of comedian and actor Bill Hader.


Android switchers accounted for 30% of iPhone buyers in Q4, highest ratio recorded

10/27/2015, 06:10 pm

During Apple's quarterly conference call on Tuesday, CEO Tim Cook said 30 percent of iPhone buyers switched from Android during the fourth quarter, the highest ratio of "switchers" Apple has recorded in a single three-month period.


Kohl's begins accepting store-issued credit cards via Apple Pay

10/27/2015, 02:10 pm

Apple on Tuesday updated its Apple Pay roster to include Kohl's, marking the arrival of the platform's first store-branded credit card.


Judge draws parallels between iPhone search request and lethal injection drugs

10/27/2015, 01:10 pm

Ordering Apple to unlock an iPhone's data against its will is akin to ordering a drug company to supply drugs for a lethal injection, a judge commented in the ongoing dispute over a Justice Department request.


Apple's iPhone 6s awarded top smartphone sales share in China, outpacing Xiaomi, Huawei

10/27/2015, 09:10 am

Counterpoint Research reported that Apple's iPhone 6s "broke records" in China, selling 7 million units in a month to reach a leading 19 percent share of smartphone sales in September.


Study: Apple Pay has more Gen X users than Millennials, but adoption slowing

10/27/2015, 12:10 am

A study from Phoenix Marketing International says Apple Pay is still picking up users one year after launch, and recently saw a bump in usage rates from Gen X card holders, but overall growth is quickly reaching a plateau.


Apple's new iPhone 6s ad features NBA star Steph Curry, focuses on Live Photos

10/26/2015, 08:10 pm

Apple on Monday continued to draw on star power for its iPhone 6s ad campaign, releasing a short spot showing off the handset's new Live Photos feature with the help of NBA MVP Steph Curry.


JPMorgan Chase partners with CurrentC to offer Apple Pay alternative

10/26/2015, 06:10 pm

JPMorgan Chase, one the largest banks and an early partner of Apple Play, has announced plans to partner with the MCX CurrentC platform in an effort to offer its own "Chase Pay" app using scannable bar codes rather than tap-to-pay NFC technology.


Siri limits music chart questions to Apple Music subscribers

10/26/2015, 05:10 pm

Apple's Siri voice assistant in iOS will refuse to answer questions about music charts for people who aren't Apple Music subscribers, users noted on Monday.


Facebook revamps Notifications tab in mobile apps, adds new location-based options

10/26/2015, 03:10 pm

Facebook on Monday announced another series of changes to its mobile apps, most notably enabling new notifications more closely tailored to users and their current location.


Verizon asks FCC for waiver to enable Wi-Fi calling features

10/26/2015, 09:10 am

Verizon has submitted a petition to the U.S. Federal Communications Commission, asking for a waiver that would allow it to enable Wi-Fi calling on its network.


Apple enlists A-lister Jamie Foxx, NBA star Steph Curry to tout iPhone 6s

10/25/2015, 06:10 pm

Apple released a trio of star-studded iPhone 6s spots on Sunday, with two shorts starring Jamie Foxx and Siri, and a proper minute-long commercial showing off iPhone's cameras with an assist from Golden State cager Steph Curry.


Apple adds Windows PC support for iCloud Photos to its iCloud Drive & Outlook package

10/23/2015, 09:10 pm

Apple has released free update to "iCloud for Windows" adding support for iOS-synced Photos to the company's software for accessing iCloud Drive files from Windows PCs, along with support for syncing web browser bookmarks and making iCloud email, contact and calendar data available within Outlook.


LifeProof upgrades Fre Power battery case for iPhone 6s

10/22/2015, 04:10 pm

LifeProof on Thursday announced a new version of its ruggedized Fre Power battery case, updated to support the iPhone 6s.


Chrome for iOS picks up iOS 9's iPad multitasking features, Facebook Search expands to public posts

10/22/2015, 04:10 pm

Google on Thursday updated the iOS edition of Chrome with support for iOS 9's multitasking features, while Facebook updated its Web and app interfaces with wider search functions, including the ability to see any public post.


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.