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Apple's iOS 11 available to all, brings better Siri, ARKit, H.265, AirPlay 2, more

09/19/2017, 01:09 pm

Apple's iOS 11's first mainstream release is now available, and features includes ARKit, a revamped Control Center with deep 3D Touch support, Do Not Disturb When Driving, a new look for the App Store, a new voice for Siri, multi-speaker support with AirPlay 2, and more.

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Apple's iPhone 5s takes comparatively mild speed hit from iOS 11 upgrade

09/19/2017, 12:09 pm

While 2013's iPhone 5s is the oldest device to support iOS 11, the device takes a smaller performance hit with the new software than the iPhone 5 does running iOS 10, or the iPhone 4S running iOS 9, according to benchmarks shared on Tuesday.

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Video: Everything you need to know about Apple's iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus

09/19/2017, 11:09 am

In our latest video, AppleInsider goes through every new detail, feature and specification on the iPhone 8 series lineup, helping you decide whether to upgrade or wait for the iPhone X.

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iPhone 8 wireless charging speed will improve with future firmware update from Apple

09/19/2017, 10:09 am

At launch, the iPhone 8 will recharge via inductive wireless technology at a rate comparable to the standard 5-watt charger that ships with the handset. But Apple plans to improve that speed with a future software update.

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Early reviews paint Apple's iPhone 8 & 8 Plus as good devices overshadowed by iPhone X

09/19/2017, 09:09 am

Ahead of the devices' Sept. 22 launch, some reviews of the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus are already beginning to trickle in, comparing them against both earlier iPhone models and the elephant in the room, the OLED-based iPhone X shipping Nov. 3.

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Tim Cook speaks to Good Morning America, discusses iOS 11, iPhone X, Face ID, Steve Jobs legacy

09/19/2017, 09:09 am

Apple CEO Tim Cook sat down with Robin Roberts a few hours before the launch of iOS 11, and spoke about the iPhone 8, the iPhone X, iOS 11, ARKit, and the legacy of Steve Jobs.

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Bluetooth 5 on iPhone 8, iPhone X improves range and speed of BLE iBeacons, IoT sensors

09/18/2017, 03:09 pm

One of the new specifications to appear on the new iPhone 8 and iPhone X is Bluetooth 5, an enhancement of the Bluetooth 4.2 Low Energy protocol. Its primary benefit enables BLE devices (such as iBeacons, wearable sensors and other low-power fixtures of the "Internet of Things") to work over greater distances or at faster speeds.

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Sprint offers free 64GB iPhone 8 after trade-in to lure subscribers

09/18/2017, 02:09 pm

Sprint on Monday launched a promotion offering a free 64-gigabyte iPhone 8 in exchange for trading in an iPhone 7, Samsung Galaxy S8, or Galaxy Note 8.

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Not all iOS 11 features coming on Tuesday, Apple Pay Cash coming later in the fall

09/18/2017, 01:09 pm

Apple has detailed a few features in Tuesday's iOS 11, and has noted that the feature that allows for person-to-person money transfers, dubbed Apple Pay Cash, will arrive in an update to iOS 11 and watchOS 4.

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iPhone 8, iPhone X lack support for T-Mobile's new 600 MHz extended LTE network

09/18/2017, 09:09 am

The technical specifications for Apple's new iPhone 8 and iPhone X lack a discrete entry for the 600MHz spectrum required to use T-Mobile's new multi-billion dollar LTE network on Band 71 -- but at present, only one other smartphone has support for the frequency.

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With iPhone 8, Apple's Silicon Gap widens as the new A11 Bionic obliterates top chips from Qualcomm, Samsung & Huawei

09/18/2017, 05:09 am

Official benchmarks posted by Geekbench show that Apple's A11 Bionic delivers a huge jump in performance over last year's A10 Fusion used in iPhone 7, with scores that are not just far beyond other mobile ARM competitors' latest chips, but higher than the base Intel Kaby Lake Core i5 processor Apple uses in its 13 inch MacBook Pro.

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Protective cases you can get for your iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus now

09/18/2017, 02:09 am

The iPhone 8 has a different design than last year's iPhone 7, but the dimensions are very similar. It's possible you have a case that works now -- try it out and see. But, if it doesn't fit, or you just want a new case, AppleInsider has rounded up a few of the best options that are available now.

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Watch: All the details about the iPhone X that you may have missed

09/17/2017, 08:09 pm

AppleInsider tells you everything you need to know about the iPhone X, in less than seven minutes.

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Watch: Apple goes all-in on augmented reality

09/16/2017, 08:09 pm

Apple is going all-in on augmented reality with iPhone X, iPhone 8 and iOS 11. From hardware acceleration on the A11 Bionic chip to ARKit in iOS 11, check out all the new AR features consumers coming to Apple's product line starting Sept. 22.

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Apple's Craig Federighi details Face ID in new interview [u]

09/15/2017, 05:09 pm

In a brief interview on Friday, Apple SVP of Software Engineering Craig Federighi answered a few questions about the Face ID facial recognition feature that will ship out to customers in November, dispelling some of the more contentious rumors, providing background on its development and touting the system's benefits.

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Virgin Mobile USA sets later Sept. 29 launch for Apple's iPhone 8 & 8 Plus

09/15/2017, 04:09 pm

The U.S. incarnation of Virgin Mobile won't launch the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus until Sept. 29, a full week after the devices arrive from Apple and the country's four major carriers, according to an announcement.

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AppleInsider readers are split on the iPhone X notch, but most support Apple's decision to embrace it

09/15/2017, 03:09 pm

It wasn't quite a landslide vote, but AppleInsider readers came down in favor of Apple's decision to highlight and not hide the so-called "notch" housing the camera, sensors and earpiece atop the iPhone X edge-to-edge display.

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Video: Should you preorder Apple's iPhone 8, or wait for iPhone X?

09/15/2017, 01:09 pm

The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are now available for preorder ahead of next Friday's launch. But with the iPhone X so close behind, prospective buyers may have a hard time choosing between the two. AppleInsider offers some insight to help you make your big buying decision.

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Apple's new App Store rules say devs must provide alternative to Face ID for kids under 13

09/15/2017, 01:09 pm

Updated App Store Review Guidelines published this week include a variety of changes, most notably dictating that apps wanting to make use of Face ID on the iPhone X must offer an "alternate authentication method" for children under 13.

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A11 Bionic processor in iPhone 8, iPhone X contains first Apple-designed GPU, new secure element

09/15/2017, 12:09 pm

Apple has brought design and development of the A11 Bionic processor even more in-house with the eradication of outside solutions, allowing the company to speed up and further integrate the new chip's various processes more than it ever has before.

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