iPhone Event 2016

  • Everything you need to know from Apple’s iPhone 7 event

    Everything you need to know from Apple’s iPhone 7 event

    Apple held its annual September press conference in San Francisco on Wednesday, unveiling the iPhone 7 at long last. CEO Tim Cook took the stage (after a charming bout of Carpool Karaoke) to introduce everything new with Apple — from new iPhones to new Apple Watches. You can dig through the full coverage, or read the play-by-play of the keynote in our live blog, but here are the main… Read More

  • Playing around with the Apple Watch Series 2

    Maybe there’s a theme emerging here — behind-the-scenes tweaks while maintaining aesthetic consistency with past generations. Like the new iPhone, the Apple Watch Series 2 is pretty much aesthetically indistinguishable from its predecessor. Heck, even the new AirPods look nearly identical to the company’s EarPods, albeit with their wires snipped off. But while the Series 2… Read More

  • Trying out Apple’s fully wireless AirPods

    Trying out Apple’s fully wireless AirPods

    The AirPods were as close as we got to an honest-to-goodness hardware surprise at today’s big Apple event in San Francisco — though anyone who heard tell of the untimely demise of the headphone jack probably could have seen this coming. Pre-Beats, at least, headphones have traditionally been something of an afterthought for the company, as anyone whose ear canals have smarted from… Read More

  • Up close with the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus

    Up close with the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus

    Here we are in a post-headphone jack world. I don’t know about you, but I expected thing to feel different, like that part in the Wizard of Oz when Dorothy sees color for the first time. But there you have it. These things take time. And we’ll see whether other companies follow suit – though the company certainly has a pretty strong track record for ushering out other… Read More

  • Apple also doubles storage on old iPads and makes high-end iPad Pro models cheaper

    Apple also doubles storage on old iPads and makes high-end iPad Pro models cheaper

    Apple hasn’t mentioned the iPad during its press conference, but it doesn’t mean that the company has no news for the device. The iPhone 7 finally starts with 32GB of storage, and the iPad is also receiving a storage bump. The 9.7-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pros already start at 32GB, so only old iPad models are getting more gigs. In particular, the $399 iPad Air 2 now has 32GB instead… Read More

  • All the ways you are probably going to lose an AirPod

    All the ways you are probably going to lose an AirPod

    Apple has some wireless earbuds! They’re $159, and they aren’t connected by a cable to anything. They go right into your ear when they aren’t in a case that’s charging them. The battery lasts for 5 hours or so, and the case can charge them for 24 hours. Really cool, right? It’s like, straight out of the movie Her. But in Her, the characters are only wearing… Read More

  • Apple unveiled the $159 wireless AirPods

    If $159 sounds like a lot of money for 8 grams, it’s because it is. Shortly after introducing the iPhone 7, Apple unveiled the AirPods. If you’re familiar with the existing EarPods, you’ll feel right at home. The AirPods are like the EarPods, but without wires. These earbuds come with a built-in W1 chip for audio processing and pairing. According to the product page, they… Read More

  • No, Apple, digital zoom still sucks

    No, Apple, digital zoom still sucks

    Apple continues to dance a sexy dance for photographers all over the world, launching better cameras with more features and higher quality. But when Phil Schiller, VP of marketing at Apple stands on a stage saying that digital zoom is a good thing, real photographers won’t listen to him. Neither should you. Here is why. Read More

  • All of the videos from Apple’s iPhone event

    All of the videos from Apple’s iPhone event

    Apple’s method of unveiling new products is methodical, but effective. With each new release comes a beautifully shot, usually narrated introduction video. If you’re looking for a quick way to digest all of the information from today’s big event, look no further. We’ve compiled all the videos in a single place for your viewing pleasure. iPhone 7 AirPods Apple Watch… Read More

  • iPhone 7 pre-orders start on September 9 and ships on September 16

    iPhone 7 pre-orders start on September 9 and ships on September 16

    Now that Apple introduced the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, it’s time to look at this year’s iPhone lineup. The iPhone 7 and 7 Plus will be available to pre-order on September 9 and will ship a week later on September 16. The base iPhone 7 model with 32GB will cost $649. There will be a 128GB model as well as a 256GB model. Usually, you have to pay $100 more to get more gigs. The 32GB iPhone… Read More

  • Apple’s iOS 10, watchOS 3 to arrive on September 13

    Apple’s iOS 10, watchOS 3 to arrive on September 13

    Apple’s new mobile operating system, iOS 10, along with the new release of watchOS, will be arriving on September 13, the company confirmed today at its iPhone 7 press event. The updated iOS brings a number of enhancements, including the ability for Siri to work with third-party apps, so you can do things like request an Uber ride by voice, make a Venmo payment, pause your working with… Read More

  • Apple’s A10 Fusion optimizes power consumption to give you more battery life

    Apple’s A10 Fusion optimizes power consumption to give you more battery life

    Apple introduced the iPhone 7 today. It’s 40 percent faster than last year’s A9, and twice as fast as the A8. It’s 240 times faster than the first iPhone. More interestingly, it’s a four-core CPU with two high-performance CPU cores and two “high efficiency” cores that run at one fifth the power to save battery life. There’s a configuration switch that… Read More

  • Apple kills headphone jack (1878 – 2016). RIP.

    Apple kills headphone jack (1878 – 2016). RIP.

    With the newest iPhone 7, Apple is saying buh-bye to a technology that’s been going strong for almost 140 years. It has served us well, but the Cupertino-based maven today announced it decided that enough is enough. The future, it seems, is Bluetooth and Lightning cables. Farewell, headphone jack, we barely knew ya. Read More

  • No, really, the headphone jack is more useful than you think!

    No, really, the headphone jack is more useful than you think!

    Apple today announced that the newest generation iPhone will do away with the headphone jack. Obviously sad if you just bought an expensive new pair of headphones, but the interface is used for a lot more than just pumping phat beats down your ear tunnels. From filmmakers to concerned parents, there’s a rich ecosystem of “appcessories” that use the headphone port for… Read More

  • Here’s why the iPhone 7 Plus has two cameras

    Here’s why the iPhone 7 Plus has two cameras

    As long rumored, the new iPhone — one of them, anyway — has a dual-camera setup on the back. What’s the benefit of this crazy contraption? Read More

  • Truecaller beefs up its spam call detection thanks to Apple’s CallKit Extension in iOS 10

    Truecaller beefs up its spam call detection thanks to Apple’s CallKit Extension in iOS 10

    Apple just took a big step to helping with that crackdown after it unveiled its CallKit Extension for iOS 10 which gives third-party apps increased access to its system. Read More

  • Apple’s App Store gets a “Notify” button for soon-to-launch apps

    Apple’s App Store gets a “Notify” button for soon-to-launch apps

    Apple surprised everyone this morning at its iPhone press event with its announcement that Nintendo’s iconic character Mario was finally arriving on the App Store in a brand-new game, but an image of this forthcoming title quietly unveiled a new App Store feature, as well: a “Notify” button. Before, pre-launch apps were available only through testing platforms like… Read More