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Inside the iPhone 7: Apple's Taptic Engine, explained

09/27/2016, 10:09 am

Apple has moved the Taptic Engine to its third device -- the iPhone 7. The new technology replaces the older linear actuator, and will ultimately bring a world of force feedback sensations to the user, as developers implement the technology in their own apps.


New Galaxy Note 7 fire raises worries Samsung didn't fix battery problems

09/27/2016, 09:09 am

A Chinese man's Galaxy Note 7 reportedly exploded on Monday morning, potentially signalling that batteries in newer versions of the phone still pose a risk.


Piper Jaffray downplays reports of bad iPhone 7 sales, sees similarities to iPhone 6 launch

09/26/2016, 09:09 am

Another analyst firm has chimed in on negative reports of Apple iPhone 7 first week sales, and instead views trends as similar to the record-breaking iPhone 6 launch of 2014.


Pegatron CEO slams analysts, 'cautiously optimistic' about Apple iPhone 7 sales

09/26/2016, 08:09 am

The CEO of Apple's manufacturing partner Pegatron notes that the iPhone 7 is exceeding estimates on the strength of the phone alone, and does not believe that the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 recall is inflating sales numbers artificially.


KGI: iPhone 7 won't sell as well as the iPhone 6s

09/25/2016, 08:09 pm

Contrary to remarks by carriers, one analyst firm is increasing how many iPhone 7 family devices that it thinks Apple will sell before the end of the year, but still expects fewer sales than the iPhone 6s garnered in 2015.


Hermes Edition Apple Watch launches; iPhone 7, Apple Watch arrive in more countries

09/23/2016, 02:09 pm

On Friday, Apple started sales of the Hermes Apple Watch, brought the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus to 30 additional countries, and has commenced sales of the Apple Watch Series 1 and 2 to 20 more countries.


Apple partners with Flipkart for online iPhone 7 sales in India

09/23/2016, 11:09 am

Apple has entered a direct partnership with Indian's biggest e-commerce storefront, Flipkart, in advance of the local iPhone 7 launch on Oct. 7, a report said on Friday.


Recall of dangerous Samsung Galaxy Note 7 yields a half-million exchanges in US

09/23/2016, 11:09 am

Samsung has revealed that about half of the recalled Galaxy Note 7 phones sold in the U.S. have been exchanged for replacement units, as part of the company's voluntary recall on the phablets after reports of battery explosions and fires.


Wide iPhone 7 availability expected at Apple retail by Oct. 8, international freight logjam to blame

09/23/2016, 10:09 am

Apple retail store managers have been informed that all models, colors, and configurations of the iPhone 7 will be available for walk-in customers on Oct. 8 after an international freight logjam holding up arrival of the devices by container ship was partially cleared up.


Apple's iPhone 7 camera delivers nice slice of enhancements, but iPhone 7 Plus takes the cake

09/23/2016, 10:09 am

Apple's latest iPhone 7 and 7 Plus make significant strides in improving the quality and versatility of photos you can take, as well as in reproducing them in Wide Color. You can capture more detailed and nuanced pics in low light, you can confidently pull out your phone in wet environments, hand jitter is cinematically smoothed away and the new dual camera system on iPhone 7 Plus opens up entirely new ways to shoot.


Japan considers antitrust action against Apple over iPhone carrier deals

09/23/2016, 09:09 am

The Japanese government is considering pursuing an antitrust case against Apple because of its local carrier deals, a report said on Friday, echoing similar complaints in other countries.


Some users complain about poor phone call sound on Apple's iPhone 7 & 7 Plus

09/22/2016, 01:09 pm

Some people are experiencing unusually bad sound quality from the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus when taking phone calls, according to complaints received by AppleInsider and shared on Apple's support forums.


Shoppers looking at Apple's iPhone leaning towards Plus models, mid-tier memory, survey finds

09/22/2016, 09:09 am

A larger proportion of people are now choosing Plus-sized iPhone models, while about half of buyers are picking mid-tier storage, according to an RBC Capital Markets survey shared with AppleInsider.


Back in black: iPhone 7 & iPhone 7 Plus mega review

09/22/2016, 08:09 am

Apple's latest iPhone 7 and 7 Plus are faster, sport significantly better cameras, expand system-wide haptics in iOS 10 with a new solid state Home button and Taptic Engine, introduce Wide Color and other major Retina HD technology improvements without changing their display resolutions, add new water resistance and include updates to system components ranging from RAM to storage to wireless capabilities.


Facebook Messenger adds support for iOS 10's extended CallKit controls

09/21/2016, 02:09 pm

Facebook on Wednesday pushed out an update to its Messenger iOS app, quietly adding support for Apple's CallKit framework, which was introduced alongside iOS 10 earlier this month.


Sony, Nokia proxy company awarded $3 million in latest round of patent battles with Apple

09/21/2016, 02:09 pm

Another long-term Apple legal battle with a patent holding company has concluded its latest step, with a jury ruling that Apple has violated ring-silencing patents, granting a $3 million damages award to proxy company MobileMedia Ideas.


Apple seen building 75M iPhone 7 units by end of 2016, focusing on 7 Plus

09/21/2016, 10:09 am

Apple is likely building more iPhone 7 units than expected in the second half of 2016, particularly 7 Plus models, according to a new analyst memo seen by AppleInsider.


Japanese government mulls divestiture of Japan Display amid iPhone sales slowdown

09/21/2016, 12:09 am

Apple iPhone supplier Japan Display might lose backing from its top investor, the government-backed fund Innovation Network Corp. of Japan, if it fails to prove capable of turning a profit independent of Apple's market performance.


Apple Pay expands to 33 additional U.S. banks and credit unions

09/20/2016, 08:09 pm

Coinciding with Tuesday's release of macOS Sierra, and the advent of Apple Pay for the web, Apple updated its running list of supporting U.S. financial institutions to reflect the addition of 33 new banks and credit unions.


Teardown finds DAC chips in Apple's Lightning EarPods & Lightning-to-3.5mm adapter for iPhone 7

09/20/2016, 02:09 pm

As anticipated, a teardown of Apple's Lightning EarPods and Lightning-to-3.5mm adapter -- both included with the iPhone 7 -- has discovered small digital-to-analog converter chips, though their exact supplier remains a mystery.