iPhone

  • With 500M downloads, Pokémon Go is coming to the Apple Watch

    With 500M downloads, Pokémon Go is coming to the Apple Watch

    Oh boy, here we go — John Hanke, CEO of Niantic Labs, just told the world that Pokémon Go is coming to the Apple Watch on stage at Apple’s iPhone 7 event. The game has become one of the most successful game launches of all time (if not the most successful game launch of all time). Hinke said Pokémon Go has been downloaded more than 500 million times around the world since it… Read More

  • App Store sees 140 billion downloads, 106% year-over-year growth

    App Store sees 140 billion downloads, 106% year-over-year growth

    Apple CEO Tim Cook gave a brief update on the App Store this morning at the kickoff of the iPhone press event, noting that Apple’s application marketplace has now seen 140 billion apps downloaded to date. He also touted the store’s 106% year-over-year growth over the course of the last two months – an interesting figure, but one that was not explained in more detail as to… Read More

  • Apple Music hits 17 million subscribers amid slowing iPhone sales

    Apple Music hits 17 million subscribers amid slowing iPhone sales

    Already the news is rolling in at today’s Apple iPhone 7 event: Apple Music has hit 17 million paying subscribers. The company’s streaming service continues to keep rolling on despite steep competition, but it’s not super surprising given that Apple is securing exclusive after exclusive for Apple Music. For a bit of fun, Tim Cook arrived at the event with a video of him… Read More

  • Live from Apple’s iPhone 7 announcement

    Live from Apple’s iPhone 7 announcement

    It’s become something of a ritual: September comes around, and Apple sends out its ever-mysterious invite to a few dozen outlets. We all head for San Francisco, and a new iPhone is unveiled. It’s September. We’ve got our invite, and we’re live in SF. As we have for nearly a decade now, we’ll be liveblogging the event as it happens, bringing second-by-second… Read More

  • Where to watch the live stream for today’s Apple iPhone press conference

    Where to watch the live stream for today’s Apple iPhone press conference

    Apple is holding a press conference today at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, and the company is expected to unveil the new iPhone as well as the Apple Watch 2. At 10 AM PT (1 PM in New York, 6 PM in London, 7 PM in Paris), you’ll be able to watch the event on all Apple devices. Apple is likely to talk about iOS 10 and macOS Sierra, and maybe we’ll hear more about the huge… Read More

  • Whoops, Amazon just introduced the iPhone 7

    Whoops, Amazon just introduced the iPhone 7

    While the Apple press conference is supposed to start in 30 minutes, it looks like it’s amateur hour or epic fail time at Amazon as the company just released a special page listing all iPhone 7 accessories, as Gizmodo first noticed. As you can see, it looks exactly like what we saw in previous leaks, with a single-camera model and a double-lens camera system for the iPhone 7… Read More

  • The invisible @apple tweet

    The invisible @apple tweet

    Here’s a silly thing because it is the ass end of a Friday. Apple just started using the Twitter account — @apple — that they’ve had since 2011. And they’re using it to send out an ‘invisible’ tweet. Read More

  • Get ready for new Beats (wireless?) headphones at the iPhone event

    Get ready for new Beats (wireless?) headphones at the iPhone event

    That’s what we call a teeny tiny fuckup. Beats sent a press release to iGen.fr and other French media outlets saying that they should expect new Beats products on September 7 during Apple’s press conference. There was also a screenshot of the official Apple media invite so that it was 100% clear for everyone that Beats was talking about Apple’s event. But this leak is… Read More

  • The iPhone 7 could come with Lightning EarPods and a 256GB option

    The iPhone 7 could come with Lightning EarPods and a 256GB option

    Apple is about to announce the next iPhone on September 7, and the plot thickens. A new leak spotted by Nowhere Else shows the hypothetic packaging of the iPhone 7 Plus. This cardboard leak shows that Apple could sell the iPhone 7 with Lightning EarPods, replacing the good old EarPods with a headphone jack. More surprisingly, it also says that the iPhone 7 might come bundled with a… Read More

  • Apple adds a 2TB iCloud storage option for $19.99 per month

    Apple adds a 2TB iCloud storage option for $19.99 per month

    iCloud users can now access up to 2TB of storage, as Apple just added a new tier that provides 2TB for $19.99 per month. As a refresher, iCloud storage can be used by Mac and iOS users to store and sync photos and videos, documents, device backups, music, emails and more between their devices. Apple also offers a Dropbox-like service called iCloud Drive which uses also iCloud storage… Read More

  • Updates to Apple hardware this year will focus on power users

    Updates to Apple hardware this year will focus on power users

    Apple’s roadmap for the rest of the year (and perhaps a bit beyond that) appears to take aim at big spenders and power users. Expect updates to the iPad, MacBook Air and Pro and Thunderbolt display. Read More

  • Apple and Sony will fight for your attention on September 7

    Apple and Sony will fight for your attention on September 7

    On September 7 at 10 AM, Tim Cook will walk on stage and start the most anticipated tech press conference of the year — the introduction of the new iPhone. In New York, two hours later and right around the time Apple’s conference ends, Sony will also introduce the PlayStation 4 ‘Neo’. These two companies will be fighting for your attention in a sort of press… Read More

  • Apple will unveil the next iPhone on September 7

    Apple will unveil the next iPhone on September 7

    Apple just sent out invites for a press conference on Wednesday, September 7. The company will most likely unveil the next iPhone. The invite doesn’t say much. Apple usually likes to give hints — but this time, it just says “See you on the 7th.” The event will be held at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco. This large venue has already been used for the… Read More

  • Exploits patched by Apple today hint at years of surreptitious government hacks

    Exploits patched by Apple today hint at years of surreptitious government hacks

    You’ll want to be updating your iOS devices to 9.3.5, the version released today by Apple — especially if you’re a prominent human rights activist. A recently thwarted attack on just such a person employed not one but three zero-day exploits. And that’s just the beginning of the story. Read More

  • Apple may be building a Snapchat-like video app

    Apple may be building a Snapchat-like video app

    After a failed attempt to go social with Ping in 2010, Apple may have a renewed sense of excitement over the social space, according to a report from Bloomberg. Sources told Bloomberg that Apple is working on a video recording/editing app that would be similar in functionality to Snapchat, though there’s no mention of disappearing or self-destructing content in the report. Instead, the… Read More

  • Dual-lens in, Pro out in latest iPhone 7 rumor

    Dual-lens in, Pro out in latest iPhone 7 rumor

    At the height of iPhone rumor season, Japanese site Mac Otokara (which has a relatively good track record with rumors like this) reports that there will only be two iPhones unveiled this fall, the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus. Mac Otokara claims that reliable sources confirmed these names. Throughout the summer, rumors have swirled that Apple would unveil three new iPhones: a standard iPhone… Read More

  • How Apple will convince us to love the dongle

    How Apple will convince us to love the dongle

    Hi, and welcome to my obligatory hot take on the nearly confirmed no-headphone-jack iPhones we’re about to see rolling out of Apple. I’m not an absolute fan of this idea, but we’ve seen this sort of behavior from Apple before — most notably the move from the 30-pin dock jack that probably caused a bit of an e-waste problem, forcing users and most notably hotels to… Read More