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Topic: iPhone

Qualcomm's iPhone 7 Plus modem beats Intel modem in areas with weak signal

10/20/2016, 03:10 pm

The Qualcomm modem used in some versions of the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus performs markedly better than the Intel one, at least where signal might be poor, according to research published on Thursday.


Apple's iPhone leads in JD Power satisfaction survey of US carrier customers

10/20/2016, 11:10 am

In terms of customer satisfaction Apple is the most popular smartphone brand among U.S. carrier subscribers, according to two new J.D. Power studies, though that position isn't absolute.


Facebook updates iOS app with food & ticket purchases, new Recommendations system & more

10/19/2016, 12:10 pm

Facebook on Wednesday ushered in a series of changes to its main iOS app, with a focus on getting people to use it to interact with local businesses.


Apple Pay picks up 24 more US banks & credit unions plus British Airways bookings

10/18/2016, 03:10 pm

Apple on Tuesday added another 24 banks and credit unions to the list supporting Apple Pay in the U.S., filling in an increasingly small set of coverage gaps. British Airways, meanwhile, introduced limited support for the the platform in its iOS app.


Researchers expect 74 million iPhone sales in Q4 2016 on strength of new releases

10/18/2016, 02:10 pm

New analyst research suggests that the iPhone 7 family of phones is selling better than that of the iPhone 6s, but numbers and financial impact for the third quarter are being kept low by early stock limitations on the sought-after iPhone 7 Plus.


Apple App Store compensation changes coming to South Africa, New Zealand

10/17/2016, 08:10 pm

As a result of currency exchange rate fluctuations and tax law changes, developers in South Africa and New Zealand have received emails from Apple informing them that renumeration for sales will be changing in the next 72 hours.


EPGL working on iPhone apps compatible with 'smart' contact lenses for AR

10/17/2016, 05:10 pm

Medical supply company EPGL, known for "smart" contact lens technology in development, intends to develop apps compatible to with iOS for augmented reality applications -- and there may be more on the horizon, AppleInsider has learned.


AT&T adds iPhone screen repair service for monthly insurance plan subscribers

10/17/2016, 05:10 pm

AT&T's Mobile Insurance plans are expanding, with a cracked screen repair service being added to the program for recent iPhones and three Android models -- but at additional cost.


Apple sets iPhone 7 launch dates for Egypt, Colombia & several other countries

10/17/2016, 03:10 pm

Apple on Monday updated a collection of its international websites with more iPhone 7 launch dates, filling in gaps across multiple continents.


Ecobee3 Lite cuts smart thermostat's price while keeping Apple HomeKit support

10/17/2016, 11:10 am

Ecobee on Monday launched the Ecobee3 Lite, a new version of its flagship thermostat that's cheaper than the original while retaining most of its core features.


Tips: To easily stream your media from macOS to iOS locally, use StreamToMe

10/16/2016, 02:10 pm

Apple's Home Sharing is great if you've got just a few files you want to stream from a computer to iOS. For larger libraries, a third party application suite called StreamToMe is a great choice, and easy to set up for even novice users.


iPhone 7 offers virtual home button in case of physical button's failure

10/16/2016, 01:10 am

As a backup if its non-mechanical home button fails, the iPhone 7 can offer a software button akin to some versions of Android, owners have discovered.


Video: 5 reasons to upgrade to iPhone 7

10/15/2016, 05:10 am

Apple spent a year packing a raft of improvements into iPhone 7; AppleInsider spent the past few weeks boiling down which of those matters most. Here are five reasons why you should consider upgrading.


Sony pledges to launch over five iOS games by March 2018

10/14/2016, 01:10 pm

Sony on Friday revealed that it's developing over five new games for iOS and Android, competing against Nintendo for a share of the increasingly important mobile gaming world.


Apple starts sales of SIM-free iPhone 7, 7 Plus handsets in US

10/13/2016, 07:10 pm

Like clockwork, Apple started sales of factory unlocked SIM-free iPhone 7 and 7 Plus handsets on Thursday, nearly one month after the smartphones launched in September.


Facebook adds Apple TV & Chromecast support to Web and iOS videos

10/13/2016, 03:10 pm

Facebook on Thursday officially rolled out support for streaming videos to an Apple TV or Google Chromecast, making it easier to watch them on bigger screens.


Apple poaching GPU designer Imagination Technologies' talent, hiring key personnel away

10/13/2016, 02:10 pm

Following Apple's decision to not pursue an acquisition of mobile GPU developer Imagination Technologies, at least 25 staffers and management personnel have jumped ship to Apple in the last few months.


Apple chip supplier TSMC ups 2016 forecasts on sales likely linked to iPhone 7

10/13/2016, 09:10 am

Apple chip manufacturer TSMC on Thursday announced that it expects higher 2016 revenue growth, between 11 and 12 percent, based on the results of a strong third quarter likely influenced by the ramp-up for Apple's iPhone 7.


Apple Pay comes to New Zealand through ANZ Bank

10/12/2016, 03:10 pm

Apple Pay is now officially available in New Zealand, continuing a series of international rollouts that have spanned 2016.


Supply chain reports claim Apple will gain smartphone marketshare in 2016, 2017

10/12/2016, 09:10 am

New supply chain reports suggest that the global smartphone market will expand 7 percent in both 2016 and 2017, with Apple both the only US-based company on the list, and closing the gap with Samsung.