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Topic: iOS

iOS 12 being adopted by iPhone and iPad users at a quicker rate than iOS 11

01/02/2019, 03:01 pm

Released in September, iOS 12 is now on 78 percent of all iPhones, iPads, and iPod touches shipped in the past four years, Apple said in updated stats for developers.

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2018 Year in Review: The most popular stories in 2018 as chosen by the AppleInsider audience

12/31/2018, 12:12 pm

Day in and day out, a lot of you come by and read what we've written about. Here are the stories that you guys -- and some passers-by -- read the most in 2018.

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How to keep your iPhone safe while celebrating New Year's Eve

12/31/2018, 11:12 am

Large public gatherings, like New Year's Eve celebrations, are also a prime target for pickpockets and other criminals who could steal your iPhone, or simply for it to be lost amid the festivities. AppleInsider offers some advice to keep your smartphone safe when you are ringing in the new year.

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Tips: How to use Apple's eSIM technology in the iPhone XR or iPhone XS with GigSky

12/30/2018, 11:12 am

As carriers continue to add support for Apple's eSIM technology, using apps from the App Store to get the second number set up is also an option. AppleInsider walks you through how to use the Gigsky app to start using eSIM without having to shlep to a carrier's local store.

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Apple Watch, iMac Pro, and iPhones - our favorite video efforts of 2018

12/27/2018, 11:12 am

The AppleInsider video team comes together to round up our favorite video endeavors that we debuted throughout 2018 encompassing reviews, comparisons, tutorials, and features.

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Apple issues second release of iOS 12.1.2

12/20/2018, 02:12 pm

Apple has released a second build of iOS 12.1.2 to the public, replacing the first version that shipped just three days ago, though it is unclear exactly why a re-release of the iPhone-only update is being provided.

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Top five new AR games for your iPhone or iPad

12/20/2018, 11:12 am

Augmented reality gaming using ARKit is in its second year on iOS, and developers are getting the hang of creating games using Apple's framework. AppleInsider takes a look at some of the top AR games that iPhone and iPad owners should try out on their mobile devices.

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The secret of Apple's success in selling premium tech as an affordable luxury

12/19/2018, 01:12 pm

Apple's hardware designs, software, icons, marketing, retail strategy, and branding have all been closely copied by its rivals. One thing they aren't copying is Apple's vast, premium installed base of loyal buyers. That's the primary foundation of Apple's wildly successful, global business that's uniquely selling massive volumes of luxury-class, premium-priced products in markets where competitors fight over sales of low-priced commodity units with thin margins. Why can't anyone else achieve what Apple has?

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Four-year-old used Siri to get help for his unconscious mom

12/18/2018, 10:12 am

Apple's Siri appears to have saved a pregnant woman in Wales, allowing a four-year-old child to easily call for help after his mom lost consciousness.

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Apple issues iOS 12.1.2 with eSIM connectivity fixes

12/17/2018, 04:12 pm

Apple on Monday released iOS 12.1.2, a minor patch designed to fix problems with eSIM support on the iPhone XR, XS, and XS Max, as well as cellular connectivity with those phones in Turkey.

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Lawsuit blaming Apple's FaceTime for fatal car crash dismissed

12/17/2018, 02:12 pm

A lawsuit claiming Apple was responsible for the death of a passenger in car crash has been dismissed by an appeals court, confirming an earlier ruling that it wasn't the company's fault the accident was caused by a driver using FaceTime.

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Review: Kingston Bolt is an easy way to add extra storage to your iPhone or iPad

12/14/2018, 01:12 am

Kingston Bolt is a dual-purpose Lightning/USB drive that effortlessly allows you to store or backup photos and videos from a compatible iOS device.

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Tumblr returns to iOS App Store ahead of 'adult' content ban

12/13/2018, 06:12 pm

Photo-centric blogging platform Tumblr returned to the iOS App Store this week after its app was pulled last month following the discovery that the service was hosting child pornography.

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Algoriddim's new unified djay for iOS goes free with subscription, adds new hardware support

12/12/2018, 10:12 am

Algoriddim's new djay for iOS has moved to a subscription model, and includes beat-matching, A12 Bionic machine learning, plus iPad Pro USB-C support.

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First public beta test versions of iOS 12.1.2, tvOS 12.1.2, macOS 10.14.3 arrive

12/11/2018, 01:12 pm

As it traditionally does Apple has opened up the beta testing process, and has made the first public beta test versions of iOS 12.1.2, tvOS 12.1.2, and macOS 10.14.3 available to willing testers.

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Tips: How to perform 15 different swipes & gestures for navigation on an iPhone

12/11/2018, 11:12 am

There are 15 different gestures you can perform on your iPhone or iPad, not even including app-specific ones. AppleInsider maps out the obvious, the obscure, and the forgotten swipes of iOS, and shows you how to use them all.

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Epic Games pulls pioneering 'Infinity Blade' trilogy from iOS App Store

12/10/2018, 07:12 pm

Epic Games, developers of worldwide phenomenon Fortnite, on Monday pulled all titles attached to its venerable iOS franchise "Infinity Blade" from the App Store, citing difficulties to maintain support for the apps.

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Apple commences developer beta testing of iOS 12.1.2, tvOS 12.1.2, macOS 10.14.3, and watchOS 5.1.3

12/10/2018, 01:12 pm

Apple has restarted the beta testing cycle once more after its latest batch of public releases, providing developers the first builds of iOS 12.1.2, tvOS 12.1.2, macOS 10.14.3, and watchOS 5.1.3.

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Some iPhone apps handing precise location data to as many as 40 businesses

12/10/2018, 10:12 am

Despite Apple's strict controls on privacy, a number of iOS apps are not only tracking precise location information on anonymized users but sharing it with third-party businesses -- sometimes dozens of them, a report revealed on Monday.

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Apple Store app for iOS lets users check product availability and order status with their voice

12/05/2018, 10:12 pm

Alongside a pair of software updates for iOS and macOS, Apple on Wednesday released a new version of its Apple Store app for iOS with support for Siri Shortcuts.

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