Apple celebrates grand opening of first retail store in Mexico

Apple celebrates grand opening of first retail store in Mexico
Apple today officially opened its first retail store in Mexico. The store is located in Vía Santa Fe and marks the “first time customers in Mexico City can experience all of Apple’s products and services in one place.” Apple shared imag...

Apple acknowledges iOS 10 security flaw that makes it easier to access protected iTunes backups

Apple acknowledges iOS 10 security flaw that makes it easier to access protected iTunes backups
A new discovery by iOS forensics company Elcomsoft has revealed that encrypted iOS backups via iTunes are much easier to crack with iOS 10 than in past years. The change in security is apparently due to a new password verification method in iOS 10. ...

Hands-on: Aukey’s USB-C Ethernet and USB Hub – a solid MacBook companion [Video]

Hands-on: Aukey’s USB-C Ethernet and USB Hub – a solid MacBook companion [Video]
As a 12″ MacBook owner, I’m always looking for new USB-C peripherals to help make my life easier. Aukey’s $17.99 3-port USB 3.0 hub with Gigabit Ethernet is one such device. more…Filed under: Apple

Hands-on: Aukey’s USB-C Ethernet and USB Hub – a solid MacBook companion [Video]

Hands-on: Aukey’s USB-C Ethernet and USB Hub – a solid MacBook companion [Video]
As a 12″ MacBook owner, I’m always looking for new USB-C peripherals to help make my life easier. Aukey’s $17.99 3-port USB 3.0 hub with Gigabit Ethernet is one such device. more…Filed under: Apple

This week’s top stories: Hands-on with iPhone 7 Plus Portrait Mode, Apple Watch Series 2 review, iOS 10 & macOS betas, more

This week’s top stories: Hands-on with iPhone 7 Plus Portrait Mode, Apple Watch Series 2 review, iOS 10 & macOS betas, more
In this week’s top stories: Hands-on with the new iOS 10.1 Portrait Mode beta on iPhone 7 Plus, Apple Watch 2 and watchOS 3 reviews, iPhone 7 & 7 Plus arrive in 30 more countries, and much more. more…Filed under: Apple

Apple to launch new ‘Spoken Editions’ version of written content on iTunes next month

Apple to launch new ‘Spoken Editions’ version of written content on iTunes next month
According to a new report from TechCrunch, Apple is working to launch a new form for news consumption in iTunes. The company is apparently developing something it calls Spoken Editions, which are short clips that take writing from a variety of publis...

Snapchatters might be wearing these new camera Spectacles in the coming months [video]

Snapchatters might be wearing these new camera Spectacles in the coming months [video]
Snap Inc. CEO Evan Spiegel announced a new set of ‘spectacles’ for the company’s hundreds of millions of young users, in a piece in the WSJ magazine this evening. Coming in at $129, these stereoscopic glasses will, at least initiall...

iOS 10: How to use the new Home app to control HomeKit devices [Video]

iOS 10: How to use the new Home app to control HomeKit devices [Video]
Controlling smart home devices with your iPhone or iPad is far from a new concept, but in iOS 10, Apple is lending much more focus to home automation. It’s all thanks to the new built-in Home app that ships with iOS 10 and watchOS 3. Resident Ap...

Review: Earin true wireless earbuds sport simplistic design in the age of AirPods

Review: Earin true wireless earbuds sport simplistic design in the age of AirPods
Apple’s true wireless earbuds called AirPods release later next month, but that hasn’t stopped me from testing what you can buy on the market today. Today we’ll take a deep-dive into what has become my daily driver in the true wireless earbud ...

Apple adds online retail partner Flipkart in India ahead of local iPhone 7 launch next month

Apple adds online retail partner Flipkart in India ahead of local iPhone 7 launch next month
Apple still relies on third-party retailers to sell its products in India, and the company is adding a second online retail partner to help ahead of India’s iPhone 7 launch next month. While the iPhone 7 goes on sale in 30 additional countries a...

iPhone 7 launches in 30 more countries today, Apple Watch Series 2 arrives in 20+, Hermès models now available

iPhone 7 launches in 30 more countries today, Apple Watch Series 2 arrives in 20+, Hermès models now available
Following preorders going live on September 9 and an initial launch in 28 countries on September 16, Apple’s new iPhone 7 and 7 Plus today launch in an additional 30 countries around the world. Apple is also launching its new Apple Watch Series 2, A...

9to5Toys Last Call: Best iPhone 7/Plus Ultra-Thin Cases, Logitech Smart Control $80, Loop Apple Watch Band $8, more

9to5Toys Last Call: Best iPhone 7/Plus Ultra-Thin Cases, Logitech Smart Control $80, Loop Apple Watch Band $8, more
Keep up with the best gear and deals on the web by signing up for the 9to5Toys Newsletter. Also, be sure to check us out on: Twitter, RSS Feed, Facebook, Google+ and Safari push notifications. TODAY’S CAN’T MISS DEALS: Last Call Upd...

Apple releases iOS 10.0.2 with fix for Lightning headphones bug on iPhone 7, more

Apple releases iOS 10.0.2 with fix for Lightning headphones bug on iPhone 7, more
Apple has just released the first bug fix centric iOS 10.0.2 update today for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. The update includes fixes that should address issues where Lightning headphones would momentarily lose playback controls as well as other ...

Apple Watch Diary: Transforming the user-interface in watchOS 3 was Apple’s real act of courage

Apple Watch Diary: Transforming the user-interface in watchOS 3 was Apple’s real act of courage
Apple used the word ‘courage’ recently to describe its decision to remove the headphone socket from the iPhone 7, and much fun was poked at the company by those who missed the reference. But what I personally found far more courageous was ...

Feature Request: iPhone 7 stereo speakers amplify the need for Music app landscape support

Feature Request: iPhone 7 stereo speakers  amplify the need for Music app landscape support
Not only is the iPhone 7 capable of outputting louder sound, but it also features two speakers that are capable of producing true stereo output. The two speakers — one in the bottom of the iPhone, and one in the earpiece — are a first for an iPho...

Mystery Apple wireless device w/ Bluetooth & NFC passes through FCC

Mystery Apple wireless device w/ Bluetooth & NFC passes through FCC
Following the launch of iPhone 7 and Apple Watch Series 2 this month, a mysterious wireless Apple device has passed through the FCC that doesn’t seem to line up with any known Apple products (via Consomac). more…Filed under: Apple

Apple’s rumored Siri-powered Amazon Echo competitor now in prototype testing – Bloomberg

Apple’s rumored Siri-powered Amazon Echo competitor now in prototype testing – Bloomberg
We first heard suggestions that Apple was working on its own equivalent to Amazon’s Echo – an intelligent voice-controlled assistant in a speaker – in the run-up to WWDC back in May. A subsequent report suggested that the device would featur...

Japanese regulators considering antitrust action against Apple over older iPhone sales

Japanese regulators considering antitrust action against Apple over older iPhone sales
Reuters reports that Japanese regulators are considering taking action against Apple for possible antitrust violations. Three Japanese carriers are the main focus of the investigation, but it appears that Apple may also be implicated. Japan’s F...

Watch the Apple Watch Series 2 eject water from the speaker in slo-mo [Video]

Watch the Apple Watch Series 2 eject water from the speaker in slo-mo [Video]
One of the challenges Apple faced with making the Apple Watch Series 2 ‘swimproof‘ was that it has two large-ish holes in the casing in the form of the speaker grilles. The company said during the keynote that it actually used sound waves ...

Sporadic reports of poor phone call quality on iPhone 7, may be linked to Verizon

Sporadic reports of poor phone call quality on iPhone 7, may be linked to Verizon
A small number of iPhone 7/7 Plus owners are reporting poor sound quality during phone calls. The issue doesn’t appear to be widespread, but there have seemingly been enough reports for Apple to update a generic support document for the sound ...