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Topic: iPhone

What the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max are really doing to your selfies

10/06/2018, 01:10 pm

You may have heard some talk about the so-called and poorly-named "Beautygate," where users are claiming Apple's new iPhone XS and XS Max are applying overly-aggressive skin smoothing algorithms on photos taken with the selfie camera, resulting in fake-looking or doctored images. Let's talk about what's actually happening behind the scenes.

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Apple's A12 Bionic comes close to desktop CPU performance in benchmarks

10/05/2018, 04:10 pm

Performance improvements in the A12 Bionic chip used in the iPhone XS and the iPhone XS Max has put Apple's in-house CPU designs on a par with processors used in notebooks and computers, one extensive deep dive declares, with the latest processor bringing the mobile chip line within striking distance of "the best desktop CPUs."

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iOS 12 adoption outpacing iOS 11 roughly two weeks after launch

10/04/2018, 04:10 pm

Unofficial analytics data indicates that iPhone and iPad owners are installing iOS 12 faster than they did iOS 11, though usage is still neck-and-neck about two weeks after iOS 12's launch.

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Hands on: Civilization VI in its entirety has made its way to the iPhone

10/04/2018, 10:10 am

Civilization VI is now available not just for the iPad but for the iPhone as well. AppleInsider has spent several hours (for science) testing it out to see how it compares to its iPad and Mac counterparts.

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Police contracted to guard Apple Stores in Sacramento following theft spree

10/04/2018, 08:10 am

Apple has contracted a number of police departments in Sacramento, California to station officers at some Apple Stores, in a bid to increase security at its retail outlets following a long string of robberies by crews in the state.

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Apple doing 'outreach' to address weak LTE for some iPhone XS & XS Max owners

10/03/2018, 04:10 pm

Apple is reaching out to some iPhone XS and XS Max owners suffering from LTE connection problems, which have been ongoing since the devices shipped in September.

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Bluetooth in iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max reportedly causing audio connectivity issues

10/03/2018, 04:10 pm

A small number of iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max owners are enduring Bluetooth connectivity issues where their iPhones fail to communicate with their car's entertainment system properly, a problem that does not yet have an Apple-supplied solution.

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Why Samsung's smartphones are winning in shipments but losing in business

10/03/2018, 12:10 pm

This summer, Samsung Electronics reported a 22 percent drop in mobile revenues and a 34 percent collapse in year-on-year profits in its IM division, which includes smartphones, tablets, PCs, watches, and other products comparable to Apple's business. Over the same three months, Apple reported a greater than 17 percent increase in both its revenues and profits. Why is the world's largest phone maker by unit volume performing so poorly?

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iPhone XS Max scores second in DxOMark's smartphone camera tests

10/03/2018, 11:10 am

In a review published on Wednesday, benchmarking firm DxOMark scored the rear camera on the iPhone XS Max 105, ranking it second only to the Huawei P20 Pro, and comfortably above the Google Pixel 2 and Samsung Galaxy Note 9.

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Video smackdown: Comparing the iPhone XS Max versus the Samsung Galaxy Note 9

10/03/2018, 10:10 am

With a bunch of improvements to the camera in the iPhone XS comes improvements in video capture as well. AppleInsider shoots some footage, and pits the iPhone XS Max against the Samsung Galaxy Note 9.

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What you need to know about the 'Presidential Alert' coming to your iPhone on Wednesday

10/03/2018, 09:10 am

If you live in the U.S., expect to hear a familiar warning tone on your iPhone later on Wednesday -- this time, however, regardless of which part of the country you live in and what your alert settings are. AppleInsider delves into Wednesday's Presidential Alert system test.

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Consumer Reports finds iPhone XS and XS Max last hours longer than iPhone X, contradicts previous tests

10/02/2018, 10:10 pm

Consumer Reports has published their final test results for the iPhone XS and XS Max, yielding yet a few more surprises regarding the newest iPhones.

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Latest iOS 12.1 beta fixes sporadic iPhone and iPad recharging issues

10/02/2018, 02:10 pm

A bug in the way iOS 12 handles charging that causes devices to not charge when connected to a power source is on its way to being rectified, with a beta release of iOS 12.1 fixing the problem on iPhones and iPads affected by the issue.

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Extended: Get a $20 to $25 cash bonus when you trade in your used iPhone, iPad, Mac or Apple Watch

10/02/2018, 01:10 pm

Now that Apple's new iPhone XS and XS Max have hit store shelves, we're rounding up where to get the most money for your used iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch and Mac with a $20 to $25 bonus on all trades.

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Apple teases iOS 12.1 release that will add 70 new emoji to Messages

10/02/2018, 01:10 pm

More than 70 new emoji will be coming soon to iOS 12 and macOS Mojave, including new characters with red hair, gray hair and curly hair, a new emoji for bald people, more emotive smiley faces and additional emoji representing animals, sports and food.

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Review: Jaybird's X4 sport headphones win on price-to-performance

10/02/2018, 11:10 am

The X4 is a further refinement of Jaybird's sport earbuds, and both a solid and cheaper alternative to Apple's Powerbeats3.

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Apple Business Chat expands to Canada, UK, Japan, several other countries

10/02/2018, 10:10 am

Apple's iMessage-based Business Chat platform is now available in many more countries, having originally launched as a U.S. exclusive earlier this year.

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Save up to 44% on the water, dust-resistant Onyxx Qi wireless charging pad for Apple's iPhone XS & XS Max

10/02/2018, 09:10 am

Onyxx is offering readers up to 44% off its pocket-sized Qi power bank that's water and dust resistant. Currently in the funding stage on Indiegogo, those who pledge $49 plus shipping can receive one Onyxx wireless charging pad at a discount of $40 off retail.

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HomeKit support rolling out for Netatmo Welcome security camera

10/02/2018, 08:10 am

Netatmo is beginning to deploy HomeKit support for owners of its Welcome indoor security camera, beginning with beta testers, the company has confirmed.

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Apple's Wallet can now be used at some universities as an ID and dorm key

10/02/2018, 08:10 am

Students at Duke University, the University of Alabama and the University of Oklahoma, students can now add their ID card to Apple Wallet and use it to pay for services at school, or unlock a dorm room door.

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