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Topic: iPhone

Apple Pay adoption and usage rates suffer despite strong iPhone 6 sales, study finds

08/05/2015, 09:08 pm

According to a study published this week, the number of iPhone owners willing to try out Apple Pay has declined over the past three months alongside a drop in usage rates from both casual and previously committed users.

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TestFlight gets support for iOS 9 features, improved notification options

08/05/2015, 04:08 pm

Apple on Wednesday updated its TestFlight beta-testing app with support for various iOS 9 features, while also giving users more control over incoming notifications.

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Pei Wei begins taking Apple Pay as Target trials retail beacons for iPhone users

08/05/2015, 01:08 pm

Asian-themed restaurant chain Pei Wei announced the launch of Apple Pay support on Wednesday, as big-box retailer Target simultaneously began testing Bluetooth beacons at 50 of its locations.

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Judge denies group status for lawsuit targeting Apple over lost iMessage texts

08/05/2015, 10:08 am

A California lawsuit over texts lost in Apple's iMessage network can't proceed as a group case, a judge ruled, as it isn't clear all of the proposed members were impacted by a "contractual breach or interference" originating from iMessage.

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Apple Pay adds 46 new banks & credit unions in the US, passes 400 participating issuers

08/04/2015, 03:08 pm

Apple on Tuesday added 46 more U.S. banks and credit unions to the list of Apple Pay card issuers, pushing the total to more than 425 financial institutions throughout the country.

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Apple denies rumor that it is looking to launch its own cellular service

08/04/2015, 11:08 am

In a rare move, Apple on Tuesday responded to a questionable rumor, outright denying that it's planning to start its own mobile virtual operator network and become a wireless provider, much like MetroPCS or Boost Mobile.

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iPhone 5c successor to use 14-16nm Samsung and TSMC chips, rumor says

08/04/2015, 10:08 am

Apple is reportedly working on one or more spiritual successors to the iPhone 5c that will use 14- to 16-nanometer FinFET chips manufactured by suppliers TSMC and Samsung.

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Australia's Telstra offers free Apple Music subscription with new iPhone 6 plan

08/03/2015, 10:08 pm

Australian cellular operator Telstra on Monday announced a new incentive plan that gives iPhone 6 and 6 Plus customers a one-year Apple Music subscription for free when they sign up for post paid Go Mobile services.

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iPhone gains US platform share at expense of Android, Windows, BlackBerry

08/03/2015, 05:08 pm

The iPhone grew as a platform in May to 43.5 percent of the U.S. smartphone market, encroaching on Android, which shrank slightly to 52.1 percent, according to comScore research data released on Monday.

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Apple dipped to 3rd in Chinese smartphone market in June, Canalys says

08/03/2015, 01:08 pm

Despite the country being a key market continuing to see tremendous growth, Apple nevertheless lost ground in China to native phonemakers Xiaomi and Huawei during the June quarter, according to Canalys market research data teased on Monday.

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Rumor: Apple considering becoming a carrier, leasing network from existing wireless providers

08/03/2015, 12:08 pm

Apple is allegedly in talks with wireless providers in both the U.S. and Europe about launching its own cellular service, in the same way MetroPCS and Boost Mobile piggyback on established carrier networks.

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Supposed 'iPhone 6s' display assembly seen again in more leaked photos

08/03/2015, 12:08 pm

Apple's next-generation iPhone display assembly has seemingly once again been leaked via sources within the Asian supply chain, lending credence to previous leaks but still revealing little about the technical makeup of the so-called iPhone 6s.

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Samsung cuts prices for Galaxy S6, S6 Edge by 100 euros after disappointing financial results

08/03/2015, 09:08 am

Just four months after launching the new Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge, Samsung has begun to drop the price of its flagship handsets in an apparent effort to jumpstart slumping sales and push its troubled mobile division further into the black.

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Apple's enhanced Siri will answer phone calls, transcribe voicemails in 2016 - report

08/03/2015, 09:08 am

Apple is reportedly testing a service that will have its voice driven personal assistant, Siri, answer phone calls when a user is unavailable and then transcribe voicemails to text so that they can be quickly read.

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The best virtual reality apps for iPhone, compatible with Google Cardboard

08/02/2015, 02:08 am

Before virtual reality headsets become mass-market products, iPhone owners can sample the futuristic technology in a cheap and easy way, thanks to Google Cardboard. AppleInsider offers a rundown of the best VR experiences available to download right now on the App Store.

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Fully assembled 'iPhone 6s' display purportedly shown off in new photos

08/01/2015, 08:08 pm

A set of photos published to the Web on Saturday supposedly show an assembled next-generation iPhone display, potentially offering a first look at Apple's rumored Force Touch implementation.

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Suppliers ramping up Force Touch module shipments for 'iPhone 6s,' rumor claims

07/31/2015, 09:07 am

Apple touch panel suppliers are reportedly ramping up shipments of Force Touch modules in preparation for the launch of a next-generation iPhone, according to a new rumor.

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New 'iPhone 6s' leak shows parts such as unified flex cables, camera and home button rings

07/30/2015, 01:07 pm

A series of parts for Apple's alleged "iPhone 6s," leaked on Thursday, appear to back claims that Apple is optimizing the internal design of its next iPhone while leaving the outside relatively unchanged.

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Surging iPhone, plummeting feature phone sales push Apple past Microsoft in mobile market

07/30/2015, 09:07 am

Though slowing as a whole, the global cellphone industry -- including both smartphones and feature phones -- saw several platform rankings shake-ups during the June quarter, with Apple rising to second place and helping to push Microsoft into fourth place, according to Strategy Analytics data published on Thursday.

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Yahoo expected to launch messaging app at New York City press event

07/28/2015, 04:07 pm

Yahoo is planning to hold a mid-week press event in New York City, where it will probably announce a new messaging app, according to claims made on Tuesday.

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