Consumer Reports: AirPods Pro pack ‘significant’ sound quality upgrades, but Galaxy Buds still best

AirPods Pro have earned widespread praise since their release last month thanks to sound quality improvements, noise cancellation, and more. Consumer Reports is now out with its full review of AirPods Pro, and those improvements seemingly aren’t enough to take the top-rated crown from Samsung. more… The post Consumer Reports: AirPods Pro pack ‘significant’ sound […]

Still using an iPhone 5? iOS 10.3.4 is required to keep your phone working

You may remember that, back in July, Apple released rare bug-fix updates for older versions of its operating system: iOS 10.3.4 and iOS 9.3.6. This was necessary to help keep older iPhones and iPads maintain accurate location functionality as the GPS network goes through a time rollover transition. However, the problem is even more serious […]

Japan Display OLED iPhone screens could still be two plus years away

Japan Display OLED iPhone screens could still be at least two years away, according to a new report today. Apple has been working hard to diversify its supply chain for OLED screens for its flagship iPhone models, working with multiple suppliers to break Samsung’s monopoly — even injecting funds into two of them… more… The […]

Samsung received estimated $683M payment from Apple in Q2, still projects 56% decline in profits

Samsung on Friday released a bleak earnings forecast for its second fiscal quarter of 2019, projecting operating profits more than halved from last year due to ongoing weakness in the company’s bread-and-butter memory chip business. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

IDC: Huawei and Samsung see huge YoY gains in wearable market but still bow to Apple

The wearable market is continually growing each year with new smartwatches, headphones, and fitness trackers. Today, IDC has posted an update on wearable market share, detailing huge growth from the likes of Samsung and Huawei thanks to products such as the Watch GT and Galaxy Buds that still sit behind Apple on the whole. more… […]

Editorial: CBC again attacks Apple’s repair policies, but still lacks knowledge of how it really works

Six months after the last attack on Apple’s repair policies and practices, CBC has produced another report objecting to Apple’s reluctance to dealing with water-damaged iPhones, with it again lacking an understanding of how and why Apple’s repair department works the way it does. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

Netflix says it won’t be a part of Apple’s upgraded TV app, analysts still skeptical of Apple’s plans

We’re just a week away from the expected announcement of Apple’s streaming video service. While details are still sparse, a report earlier today listed five TV shows that have already wrapped shooting. Despite the looming unveil, however, analysts remain skeptical of the effects Apple’s video service will have on its long-term business. Meanwhile, Netflix CEO […]

These $49 Funcl AI earbuds might look like AirPods, but they’re a whole lot cheaper (and still sound great)

For a limited time only, AppleInsider readers can exclusively pick up Funcl’s AI wireless earphones for just $ 49, matching the lowest price we’ve seen to date. These portable headphones are a great budget-friendly alternative to Apple’s pricier AirPods — and best of all, they’re in stock and ready to ship at Amazon. AppleInsider – […]

Apple releases new iPhone XS case and Apple Watch sport band colors, still no iPhone XR cases

Apple today has quietly released a new collection of colors for its iPhone XS silicone cases and Apple Watch sport bands. The new colors include Hibiscus, Mellow Yellow, and Pacific Green. Further, Apple has also started selling the new Nike Sport Loop colors that originally launched through Nike earlier this month. more… The post Apple […]

iPhone XR still widely available for launch day delivery, but analysts aren’t worried

The iPhone XR officially went up for pre-order yesterday morning, with the first orders slated to arrive to buyers next Friday, October 26th. Over 24 hours later, iPhone XR shipping times are holding steady through Apple’s Online Store – except for certain T-Mobile models. more… The post iPhone XR still widely available for launch day delivery, but […]

iPhone X Diary: Video performance lags behind photo quality, but it still has one big advantage …

I didn’t take long to put the iPhone X camera to the test, writing last November that I considered its performance equivalent to a $ 500-600 camera. In particular, I was blown away by its low-light performance. The hardware noise reduction does a stunning job. I’m completely blown away by the lack of noise […] […]