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Editorial: Apple's AirPods, iPhone 7, Series 2 Watch out... journalists

09/10/2016, 05:09 pm

The September 7 Apple Event raised some troubling questions for many tech journalists and their prewritten narratives. It's almost as if they'd been caught in a huge lie and were now forced to ad-lib a toddler-like series of distractions in a bid to avoid any consequences to their reputations. They're often wrong, here's why.


Roundup: The best cases you can buy for Apple's iPhone 7 and 7 Plus right now

09/09/2016, 11:09 pm

With the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus hitting store shelves, new cases are hitting the market at a rapid rate. AppleInsider has rounded up a list of the best iPhone 7 cases that you can buy right now to keep your device in pristine condition.


AT&T & T-Mobile versions of iPhone 7 likely using Intel modem incompatible with Sprint & Verizon

09/09/2016, 05:09 pm

The iPhone 7 models Apple is selling for AT&T and T-Mobile customers don't support Sprint and Verizon, likely because some of them use an Intel modem that doesn't work with CDMA networks, a report noted on Friday.


Dual-lens camera to remain iPhone Plus exclusive in 2017

09/09/2016, 05:09 pm

Apple is predicted to keep the dual-camera setup debuted this week with iPhone 7 Plus an exclusive to 5.5-inch versions of its smartphone lineup in 2017, according to well-informed KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.


Explosions prompt FAA to warn airline passengers against using Samsung Galaxy Note 7 in flight [u]

09/09/2016, 03:09 pm

With just a week to go before Apple's jumbo-sized iPhone 7 Plus hits the market, its chief competitor --Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 --continues to deal with the fallout from faulty batteries, including a safety warning issued by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration.


Apple's Wide Color screen on the iPhone 7 will lead to more faithful color reproduction

09/09/2016, 01:09 pm

Apple has implemented many different changes to graphics presentation over the years, but none may be more dramatic and have a more lasting impact than the ongoing shift from older technologies to the new Wide Color standard as found in the iPhone 7 family.


Deals: Up to $200 off first-gen Apple Watches; iPhone 7 pre-order offers; 13" MacBook Air (1.6GHz, 8GB, 128GB) for $790

09/09/2016, 01:09 pm

Deals on Apple products are heating up after this week's keynote. Snap up a first-gen Apple Watch at $150-$200 off. Or trade in an iPhone 6/6s/Plus and get a 32GB iPhone 7 for free (or get the 256GB iPhone 7 for the price of the 128GB model at Sprint). An 8GB 13" MacBook Air is also $210 off on eBay.


AT&T & Verizon join in on 'free' iPhone 7 deals offering up to $650 in credit [u]

09/09/2016, 12:09 pm

Not content to let Sprint and T-Mobile steal their thunder, U.S. carriers AT&T and Verizon have launched their own promotions in which customers can potentially get a free iPhone 7 after trading in an older device. [Updated with second AT&T option]


Apple Upgrade Program participants complain of no stock, scheduling problems

09/09/2016, 11:09 am

The iPhone Upgrade program is intended to give people the ability to get Apple's new phone every year, shortly after release. Problems with the pre-order process overnight are leading people to question why they signed up for the program.


Apple to reopen in-store iPhone 7 reservations on Sept. 17

09/09/2016, 11:09 am

In the U.S., Apple has temporarily called a halt to in-store shopping reservations for the iPhone 7 -- but those will reopen at 8 a.m. on Sept. 17, potentially giving people who missed launch-day preorders another shot at getting a device within the next two weeks.


How Apple achieves the high-gloss 'jet black' color on the iPhone 7 & 7 Plus

09/09/2016, 09:09 am

Apple made something of a fuss about the iPhone 7's new "jet black" color during this week's press event in San Francisco, going into depth about the nine-step process needed to achieve that look. Here's how it's accomplished.


iPhone SE beats out iPhone 7 in LTE internet time, iPhone 7 Plus battery life king

09/09/2016, 08:09 am

Apple Senior Vice President Phil Schiller may claim that the battery in the iPhone 7 Plus is the best yet, but the same does not hold true for the iPhone 7. According to Apple's own testing the smaller iPhone SE beats out the iPhone 7 by an hour when accessing the internet on LTE.


Apple's iPhone 7 and Apple Watch Series 2 now available for preorder [u]

09/09/2016, 03:09 am

As scheduled, Apple's iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus and Apple Watch Series 2 went up for preorder early Friday in nearly 30 territories around the world, including key markets in North America, Europe and Asia.


Apple to meet with augmented reality contact lens firm EPGL, discuss possible iOS support

09/08/2016, 07:09 pm

Apple's iOS might be first to support an augmented reality contact lens system currently in development at EP Global Communications, as the two companies are scheduled to meet next week to discuss potential platform integrations.


Sprint & T-Mobile offer free iPhone 7 with trade-in, Sprint knocks $100 off 256GB model

09/08/2016, 05:09 pm

Looking to lure subscribers, Sprint and T-Mobile each announced special iPhone 7 promotions on Thursday, in both cases including a free 32-gigabyte model after a sufficient trade-in.


iPhone 7 Plus has 3GB RAM, is fastest iOS device ever according to benchmark

09/08/2016, 05:09 pm

Possible benchmarks for the iPhone 7 Plus have materialized, potentially confirming rumors about the device shipping with 3GB of application RAM, as well as dramatically improved performance over the iPhone 6s Plus.


Watch: Hands-on with Apple's AirPods wireless headphones

09/08/2016, 04:09 pm

The future will be wireless. At least, that's what Apple's hoping to be the case, after the company not only ditched the 3.5-millimeter headphone jack, but also unveiled a new pair of completely wireless earbuds called AirPods. AppleInsider offers a closer look with this hands-on video.


Belkin announces simultaneous Lightning headphone and charging adapter for iPhone 7

09/08/2016, 03:09 pm

The elimination of the 3.5-millimeter headphone jack on the iPhone 7 has caused some users to question how they will charge their handset while listening to music on wired headphones. Accessory maker Belkin has the answer --for $40 extra.


Taptic API for iPhone, Apple Watch will grant devs access to previously Apple-only feature

09/08/2016, 01:09 pm

Apple's implementation of a "solid state" home button expands the Taptic Engine's feedback on the iPhone, and a forthcoming API for developers' use will expand implementation to non-Apple apps.


Apple changes iPhone 6s pricing and storage options, cuts 64GB iPhone SE to $449

09/08/2016, 01:09 pm

In the wake of its iPhone 7 announcement, Apple has made a series of changes to the existing iPhone lineup, looking to make the iPhone 6s, 6s Plus, and SE more appealing to cost-conscious shoppers.