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Topic: iPhone

Future iPhones could use tech in Face ID for improved 3D Touch capabilities

02/26/2019, 11:02 am

The 3D Touch pressure sensitivity offered in some iPhone models could be improved upon in future models, with Apple examining the use of VCSEL technology to monitor deflections in a surface caused by a finger press, or even to analyze and monitor effects of the Taptic Engine.

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Here are the winners of Apple's 'Shot on iPhone' photography challenge

02/26/2019, 09:02 am

Apple has selected winners of its "Shot on iPhone" challenge, which sought the best photographs taken on Apple's smartphone, with some of the top entries highlighted on the Today show on Tuesday.

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Mophie Juice Pack Access battery case now available for iPhone XS, XS Max, & XR

02/25/2019, 03:02 pm

The new Mophie Juice Pack Access wireless battery case is now officially available to order for the iPhone XS Max, XS, and XR.

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'Torpedo' location detection exploit could target iPhones on both 4G & 5G networks

02/25/2019, 02:02 pm

Flaws in both 4G and 5G cellular networks could potentially let hackers pinpoint the location of any given smartphone, including the iPhone according to researchers.

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T-Mobile slows US 5G launch, postpones some frequencies until late 2019 [u]

02/25/2019, 11:02 am

The U.S. branch of T-Mobile is delaying its 5G launch from the first half of 2019 until the second, owing to a lack of compatible phones, its CTO said in a Monday interview. [Updated with correction by T-Mobile]

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Sprint says 5G launching in May, but with slower speeds than other networks

02/25/2019, 10:02 am

Sprint will finally begin rollouts of what it calls 5G in May, the U.S. carrier announced on Monday, although without the speeds possible on some of its competitors' networks.

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Apple in 2019 and the future of iPhone

02/25/2019, 09:02 am

Over the past two decades, Apple has proven capable of taking its existing technologies and creating new computing forms that retain its influence over the most commercially successful and strategically important markets. That winning strategy of the past also appears to be the best suited for the future of iPhone.

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Members of congress demand Apple take down Saudi Absher app

02/25/2019, 09:02 am

Members of Congress have written to Apple and Google to demand the removal of the controversial Saudi Arabia government Absher app, with the companies accused of being "accomplices in the oppression of Saudi Arabian women" by offering it for download.

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'Premium' devices like Apple's iPhone pushed 2018 smartphone revenues up

02/25/2019, 08:02 am

Global smartphone shipments fell 3 percent in 2018 to 1.44 billion, and yet sales revenue rose 5 percent to $522 billion driven by the premium market segment, according to recent research data.

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How parents can turn on iOS 12 Screen Time for their child's iPhone or iPad

02/24/2019, 11:02 am

Nominally iOS 12's Screen Time feature is meant to help everyone keep their habits in check, but the most practical application may actually be as a form of strict parental control.

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Apple in 2019: surviving iPhone challenges like the 1990s Microsoft

02/23/2019, 10:02 am

As Apple begins a new year of operations, a media narrative is unfolding that Apple must ditch its reliance on premium hardware-- and particularly iPhone-- to desperately scramble its way into Services for the scraps left behind Netflix in a world of commodity devices. But the reality is actually a lot less dramatic for Apple, which has already proven an unusual ability to deftly adapt to changes in the industry. Compare its position today with that of Microsoft twenty years ago.

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Apple's latest iPhone photo & video tutorials cover Rule of Thirds, timelapses

02/22/2019, 04:02 pm

Apple on Friday published four short video tutorials to YouTube, offering basic tips for the iOS Camera app and shooting photos and videos with an iPhone.

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5G iPhone unlikely until 2020, given Intel modem announcement

02/22/2019, 02:02 pm

An iPhone capable of connecting to a carrier's 5G mobile network will not happen this year, an announcement from Intel indicates, with the chip producer's modems using the high-speed cellular communications technology not expected to appear in smartphones and mobile devices until 2020.

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The 10 best HomeKit lights, locks, thermostats, and more

02/22/2019, 01:02 pm

It can be tough to sort through the variety of HomeKit accessories on the market, especially if you're new to the smarthome world. Here are some of our favorites in no particular order -- the ones we actually use day-to-day.

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2019 iPhone, MacBook Pro, Mac Pro rumors, and more on the AppleInsider Podcast

02/22/2019, 08:02 am

This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, Victor and William talk about the rumored 2019 iPhones, MacBook Pro, and modular Mac Pro. Victor also has a comment on Google's hidden microphone in the Nest Secure system.

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Apple's 2020 iPhones expected to use 5nm 'A14' TSMC chips

02/22/2019, 07:02 am

TSMC is expected to further reduce the die size for the 2020 iPhone, and is expected to provide a 5nm "A14" system-on-a-chip for Apple.

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Compared: Samsung's Galaxy S10 range vs. Apple's iPhone XS and iPhone XR

02/21/2019, 05:02 pm

Apple's biggest smartphone rival, Samsung, has just announced its latest flagship devices, and even long-time iPhone users have to admit there are a few features that look really impressive. AppleInsider pits the Samsung launches against the iPhone XS to see how the rivals compare.

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Verizon says 5G coming to 30 US cities by end of 2019

02/21/2019, 01:02 pm

Verizon on Thursday said it's working on deploying 5G to some extent in 30 U.S. cities by the end of 2019, another hint that the technology won't appear in iPhones until 2020.

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Apple & Alipay launch interest-free $30 per month iPhone deal in China

02/21/2019, 09:02 am

In a sign of how eager it is to revive Chinese iPhone sales, Apple has made a pact with Alipay to let shoppers borrow money interest-free for Apple purchases and pay it back in 24 monthly installments.

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Apple's holiday quarter hit market share hard, but still second-largest smartphone producer

02/21/2019, 08:02 am

Apple saw the biggest decline in smartphone sales in the fourth quarter of 2018 out of all major device vendors, according to Gartner's analysis of the global smartphone market, with the iPhone's reduced sales also causing Apple's market share to diminish compared to the same period in 2017.

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