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Topic: iPhone

Rematch: iPhone XS versus Samsung Galaxy Note 9 for 'Fortnite' gaming

09/26/2018, 10:09 am

About two weeks ago, AppleInsider compared the iPhone X to the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 while playing Fortnite, but some complained putting a just-released phone against last year's model. With the release of the iPhone XS and XS Max, is there as much of a difference between the flagship models of both companies as last time?

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Apple Pay chief says Apple not out to disrupt credit card industry

09/25/2018, 09:09 pm

Apple VP Jennifer Bailey, the executive in charge of Apple Pay, details the genesis of the mobile payments solution and details its ongoing success in a new interview.

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Apple build costs for 256GB iPhone XS Max estimated at $453 [u]

09/25/2018, 05:09 pm

The new 256GB iPhone XS Max is comprised of roughly $443 worth of parts according to the latest report out of TechInsights, merely $47 more than the build cost of last years 64GB iPhone X.

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Why did Apple spend $400M to acquire Shazam?

09/25/2018, 12:09 pm

Rumors that Apple was seeking to acquire UK firm Shazam Entertainment Ltd. first floated back in December. Following an EU approval process, Apple officially announced it had finalized the purchase on Monday, ostensibly to "provide users even more great ways to discover, experience and enjoy music." That appears to be a major understatement.

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iPhone XS review: There's nothing excessive about Apple's latest and greatest smartphone

09/25/2018, 11:09 am

Apple's new iPhone XS is a modest step up from last year's iPhone X, but remains a major technological leap forward for anyone who hasn't yet made the jump to the edge-to-edge design with Face ID. As with the debut of the iPhone X, if you can stomach the sticker shock, the iPhone XS is a premium, polished, near-perfect handset that showcases Apple's marriage of hardware and software at its most sublime.

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Rachio 3 sprinkler controller adds support for Apple's HomeKit

09/25/2018, 10:09 am

Rachio on Tuesday announced that its Rachio 3 smart sprinkler controller now supports HomeKit, enabling control via Siri and the Mac, iOS, and watchOS Home apps.

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Jaybird launches lower-cost Tarah sport earbuds with features like fast charging

09/25/2018, 09:09 am

Jaybird on Tuesday announced the Tarah, its latest set of Bluetooth sport headphones, designed to provide a less expensive alternative to the likes of the Run or X4.

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Apple shifts iPhone XR assembly orders from Pegatron to Foxconn

09/25/2018, 07:09 am

Apple is reportedly changing its orders for the iPhone XR with its assembly partners, with some production being shifted from Pegatron to rival Foxconn over alleged capacity and component sourcing issues.

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Last year's iPhone X beats iPhone XS, XS Max in battery life test

09/25/2018, 12:09 am

Though Apple claims its latest iPhone XS and XS Max tout modest improvements in operational battery life compared to last year's iPhone X, a test performed on production hardware suggests the new devices are not quite their predecessor's equal.

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Some iPhone XS & XS Max owners complaining of poor wireless reception

09/24/2018, 03:09 pm

The first few days after release are proving rocky for some iPhone XS and XS Max owners, who are coping with bad Wi-Fi and cellular connections on their new mobile devices.

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iPhone XS Max OLED display reclaims 'Best Smartphone Display' crown for Apple

09/24/2018, 02:09 pm

The iPhone XS Max has the best smartphone display on the market, DisplayMate has declared, with lab testing of the second-generation OLED screen revealing it to have numerous improvements over the version used for last year's iPhone X.

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Waze hits Apple CarPlay in iOS 12, becomes second third-party navigation app available

09/24/2018, 02:09 pm

On Monday, Waze for iOS updated with support for CarPlay, becoming just the second app to take advantage of third-party navigation support introduced in iOS 12.

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Review: The iPhone XS Max is what Apple has always promised the iPhone could be

09/24/2018, 02:09 pm

After a summer of fairly accurate rumors, the iPhone XS Max has arrived with much fanfare and a proportional price. It is the ultimate expression of Steve Jobs' original vision for the iPhone without compromise -- assuming that it fits in your budget.

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MetroPCS rebrands to 'Metro by T-Mobile,' gains two new unlimited data plans

09/24/2018, 11:09 am

On Monday prepaid carrier MetroPCS switched its name to "Metro by T-Mobile," reflecting its ownership and host network, while simultaneously announcing two new unlimited data plans.

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Giveaway: Enter to win an iPhone XS or iPhone XS Max case bundle from Speck

09/24/2018, 11:09 am

AppleInsider is partnering with Speck this week to offer readers the chance to win a bundle of cases for Apple's iPhone XS or iPhone XS Max. Four winners will each receive a total of three cases. Enter today for your chance to win!

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iPhone XS Max dramatically outselling iPhone XS, Apple Watch Series 4 sales exceeding all expectations

09/24/2018, 10:09 am

Noted Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has weighed in on early sales of Apple's new products, and is seeing massive demand for the iPhone XS Max over the iPhone XS, with Apple Watch Series 4 demand so high that supply constraints may extend unless Apple brings on more assemblers.

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Apple's Tim Cook peppers Twitter with shared photos shot on iPhone XS

09/24/2018, 10:09 am

As part of a weekend blitz to help promote the launch of the iPhone XS, Apple CEO Tim Cook took to Twitter to share images shot by three different photographers.

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iPhone XS and XS Max sales are 'weak' says historically bearish Apple analyst

09/24/2018, 09:09 am

Rosenblatt Securities' Jun Zhang, who was perhaps the leading skeptic of the iPhone X and stuck with that bearish outlook even as it was clear the 2017 phone was a hit, weighs in again on iPhone XS and XS Max, with the same take.

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Storage increases in iPhone XS offers high profits to Apple with minimal production cost

09/24/2018, 08:09 am

The iPhone XS and XS Max stand to offer Apple considerable profits just from memory upgrade alone, with Bloomberg attacking the iPhone's relatively high price to increase its storage capacity compared to how much the components used actually cost.

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Latest California Apple store robbery caught on video

09/23/2018, 10:09 pm

In the first major Apple store theft since the arrival of the new iPhones, several individuals carried out a robbery in Santa Rosa, and one suspect was caught.

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