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Topic: iPhone

Apple now inhaling 94 percent of global smartphone profits, selling just 14.5 percent of total volumes

11/16/2015, 04:11 pm

Apple's share of total smartphone industry profits grew to 94 percent during the September quarter, up from 85 percent one year ago.


Waze, WhatsApp & Fantastical 2 join iPhone apps updated with 3D Touch

11/16/2015, 04:11 pm

A number of popular iOS apps on Monday added support for 3D Touch on the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, including the GPS app Waze, WhatsApp Messenger, and calendar app Fantastical 2.


iPhone 6s owners report losing messages, recent calls when restoring from iCloud

11/16/2015, 01:11 pm

Some people picking up a replacement iPhone 6s are finding that their Messages and Recent Calls data is missing after restoring from iCloud, according to numerous complaints.


Apple predicted to launch A9-powered 4-inch iPhone in mid-2016

11/16/2015, 12:11 pm

Yet another report claims that Apple is planning to refresh its 4-inch iPhone model with revamped hardware next year, and with an earlier than usual timeframe.


Foxconn profits rise 11% following Apple's record setting iPhone 6s launch

11/16/2015, 10:11 am

Apple supplier Foxconn reported better-than-expected third-quarter earnings on Monday, thanks in part to the debut of the new iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, which have continued to grow sales amid slowdown in the smartphone market.


Canadian Apple Pay launch set for Nov. 17, credit card representatives say

11/16/2015, 09:11 am

Apple Pay's Canadian launch is scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 17, according to customer service representatives with American Express.


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.