additional restrictions: Apple
September 2016 update. Here you will find the best smartphones under 300 Euros (~$340) reviewed by Notebookcheck over the last few months. Our list of top models is regularly updated, maintained and commented on and should assist in purchasing decisions. April 2016 update.
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones
September 2016 update. Here you will find the latest smartphones reviewed by Notebookcheck. Our Top 10 list is regularly updated, maintained and commented on by our editors. This page is intended to help our readers decide which product to purchase.
Apple: iOS 10.0.2 fixes Lightning earpods control issues
Even if Apple is already beta testing iOS 10.1, it is still busy fixing bugs in iOS 10. Version 10.0.2 fixes a few usability issues with Lightning headphones and the Photos app.
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones under 120 Euros
September 2016 update. Here you will find the best smartphones under 120 Euros (~$135) reviewed by Notebookcheck over the last few months. Our list of top models is regularly updated, maintained and commented on and should assist in purchasing decisions. May 2016 update.
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones (≤5-inch)
September 2016 update. Here's a list of the best compact smartphones - with screen sizes of 5-inches or less - we've reviewed in the last few months. Our list of top models is regularly updated, maintained and commented on and should assist in purchase decisions.
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Tablets
September 2016 update. Here you will find the current best tablets reviewed by Notebookcheck in the last few months. Our list of top models is regularly updated, maintained and commented on and should assist in purchasing decisions.
Apple iPhone 7 and 7 Plus: A surfer is testing their water resistance in the ocean
We all know that Apple's iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are water resistant. But does that make them perfect surf companions? Surfer Kai Lenny took them out to the ocean and compared them with Apple's previous generation.
Apple to open its first South Korean store
Unconfirmed reports from sources familiar with the matter claim that Apple signed three long-term lease contracts, planning to build a two- to three-story store in Seoul.
Apple's iPhone 7 has the best LCD display according to DisplayMate
After a long stream of Samsung handsets to hold the crown, the Cupertino-based giant is finally being recognized as the maker of the handset with the best LCD display, but not the best overall...
macOS Sierra now available for download
This major update brings Siri to Macs, also delivering improved sharing and optimization in iCloud, enhanced messages, Apple Watch unlocking for Macs, and more.
Apple iPhone 7: Does yours also make hissing sounds under heavy load?
Early buyers report, that their new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are making weird hissing sounds when the phone is under heavy load. The sound apparently originates from the back of the phone but not every iPhone 7 seems to suffer from that problem.
Apple iPhone 7: The new Home button needs skin contact
The all new and improved Home button on the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus might be less than perfect on a cold day. It seems like it may need skin contact in order to work, according to a bunch of Twitter posts by early users.
Apple's new iPhone 7 & Apple Watch promo videos focus on sports, water and low light
Apple released three new videos this weekend, promoting how an active lifestyle can be supported using iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus and the new Apple Watch Series 2.
Apple iPhone 7 Plus Smartphone Review
The second one features better zooming. The Apple iPhone 7 Plus is showing off with two main cameras and a powerful processor. All of this is sitting inside a water and dust resistant case with two new colors. You also get stereo speakers, but the analog headphone jack has been removed.
Apple A10 Fusion | Apple A10 Fusion GPU / PowerVR | 5.5" | 188 g
Apple A10 Fusion | Apple A10 Fusion GPU / PowerVR | 5.5" | 188 g
Apple iPhone 7 Smartphone Review
Now, it is also waterproof. The case of the new iPhone is now also protected against water and dust. There are also improvements in respect to the camera as well as the display, combined with a lot of performance. A headphone jack is, however, not available anymore. Sound output is now handled by the Lightning port instead.
Apple A10 Fusion | Apple A10 Fusion GPU / PowerVR | 4.7" | 138 g
Apple A10 Fusion | Apple A10 Fusion GPU / PowerVR | 4.7" | 138 g
Prototype iPhone 7 case adds a 3.5 mm audio jack
The user-made case is a heavily modified iPhone 6s case that connects to the Lightning port of the iPhone 7 for added functionality.
Apple's iPhone 7 Plus and all jet black models, already sold out
Although Apple admitted that jet black iPhone 7 units are easier to scratch, and customers should use protective cases, these handsets are already out of stock. Even more, the silver, gold, rose gold, and black iPhone 7 handsets are only available in limited quantities for Apple retail stores' walk-in customers.
Smartwatches: Manufacturers will take a break
Many manufacturers will take a break from making smartwatches, meaning there will be no new models this year. Some are waiting for the latest version of Android Wear, some want to wait and see what people expect from a smartwatch.
Microsoft Outlook: New features for the calendar
Microsoft's app "Outlook" for iOS and Android will get new calendar features: Automatically created icons, maps in the event details and publicly available calendars that you can subscribe to. And there's even more...
Apple's CEO Tim Cook saying "Stay tuned!" to Mac user asking for newer Macs.
Now, that the iPhone 7 and the Apple Watch Series 2 are out, Apple fans turn towards their Macs and are asking for an update. At least one user did, who wished to remain anonymous but wrote to Tim Cook asking him, if he is pulling away from the Mac line.
Apple iOS 10: Final version started to rollout to users
Apple has started rollout of their newest iOS version to users all over the world. iOS 10 brings a lot of improvements to iPhones and iPads and is being touted by Apple as the biggest iOS upgrade of all times. Apple Watch users can also upgrade to watchOS 3 starting today.
Wearable Moment: 24-hour pre-order for 99 USD
The wearable Moment is worn around the wrist, has no screen and works with haptic feedback. It is now possible to pre-order the device for 99 USD, deliveries will follow in March 2017.
Apple iPhone 7: Are they testing how far they can go?
The iPhone 7 and its missing headphone jack could be testing grounds for next years major new iPhone revision, says Business Insider.
Apple lowers Apple Care+ service fee for iPhone screen damage to $29
Apple is reducing the service fee for damaged screens to $29 if you sign up for a new Apple Care+ plan for your iPhone.
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Windows Tablets
September 2016 update. Here is the current list of Notebookcheck's top-ranked Windows tablets. This list is reviewed on a regular basis, checked by our editors and updated if needed. It is designed to help our readers with their purchase decisions.
This is how the internet is making fun of Apple's iPhone 7 and their AirPods
The courage that Apple showed stripping the iPhone from its headphone jack is being put to a test every day now, with artists and comedians all over the world making fun of Apple, the iPhone 7 and their newest wireless earpods, the AirdPods.
Apple AirPods: Seems like they might also work with Android
Apple does not want you to know about it obviously, but their recently announced AirPods seem to work with Android as well.
Apple A10 Fusion GPU
Apple A10 Fusion SoC
Cyclone 4? ARM 4 cores @ 2340 MHz
Apple iPhone 7: You need this to charge your iPhone 7 while having your headphones plugged in
Belkin wants to sell you a $40 adapter to split your Lightning port in two so you can listen to music while charging your iPhone 7 at the same time.
Glossy jet black Apple iPhone 7: Apple warns it may show abrasions over time, suggests case
If you think about pre-ordering the glossy jet black iPhone 7 for $1000 or more, you may want to shell out another few bucks for a case, Apple suggests.
Apple unveils the AirPods wireless headphones
These new accessories will hit the market next month and work with devices running iOS 10, watchOS 3, or macOS Sierra.
Apple iPad series: Apple bumps up minimum storage capacity to 32 GB, intros 256 Pro-models
Even if Apple did not officially announce the change at yesterday's September event, they completely eliminated the 16 GB iPad versions from the Apple store. The entry level models all start with 32 GB of storage now, the iPad Pro's top out at 256 GB.
Apple iPhone 6s and 6s Plus: Apple bumps storage to 32 GB and 128 GB
Apple did announce a small change to the existing iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus-lineup before dropping the mic on yesterday's event. The company will give you twice the storage on the two lower storage versions.
Apple intros the Watch 2 smartwatch
This new smart wearable features a brighter display, a dual-core processor, is water resistant to 164 feet and features a GPS.
Don't blink: The Apple September iPhone 7 event in a 107 second video
If you didn't have time to watch the Apple September event yesterday, you might want to check out this 107 second video to get an idea of what you missed.
Apple iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus now official
The new Apple flagships use a new processor, 2 GB RAM, offering resistance from water and dropping the traditional 3.5 mm audio jack.
Apple Pay hits the web next week
In addition to gaining support for Safari users on any Mac introduced starting in 2012, the service will become available in Japan this month as well, with New Zealand and Russia also scheduled to gain access later this fall.
Apple iPhone 7 September event: How to watch it live!
Apple will stream today's iPhone 7 event anywhere in the world and you can watch it live, even if you are on Windows, Android or Linux. We will tell you how and when.
Apple iPhone 7: Snapshot from video presentation leaked
An allegedly "official" press render of the Apple iPhone 7 turned out to be a snapshot from a video presentation for China.
Oops: Did Apple really just confirm iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus names?
Looking for iPhone accessories in the Apple store a user from Hong Kong discovered entries for iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus in the compatibility section.
Foxconn: More than 370.000 Apple iPhone 7 units already on their way to the US and Europe
Foxconn apparently started shipping next generation iPhones to the USA and Europe. Chinese reports state that more than 370.000 units already left China in the last few days.
Apple iPhone 7-6 SE: The next iPhone may be the first phone to support 4K-video at 60 fps
A vietnamese tech website was allegedly able to get their hands on an iPhone 7 and told us that it supports recording 4K video at 60 fps. It also found out that sim card slots are sealed now to improve on water resistance. You might also wanna take a look at the beautiful render pictures of the new black color options.
Notebookcheck's Top Windows Alternatives to the MacBook 12, Air 11 and Air 13
Lighter than Air? Apple shocked the whole industry with the first MacBook Air: We had never seen such a slim and light notebook before. However, in the meantime the other manufacturers have come up with several slim Windows devices that are good alternatives to the current MacBooks. Update September 2016
Apple iPhone 7-6 SE: Prototype stickers affirm new color options and memory sizes
Just two more nights to go until Apple unveils der latest iPhone-series and if you are too eager to read about new rumors, here are a few alleged iPhone 7 prototype stickers to look at.
Apple iPhone 7-6 SE: Ming-Chi Kuo leaked last minute information about the next iPhone
The next iPhone will run much faster on a 2.4 Ghz A10 processor and be available in two new darker color options. It will also be waterproof with an IPX7 rating.
Apple Watch 2: Components leak ahead of launch next week
Just a few days ahead of its expected launch on September 7th, some Apple Watch 2 components leaked last week and reveal a bigger battery and a thinner display.
Apple: iPhone 6 owners sue company because of "Touch Disease"
Apple might need to face a nationwide class-action lawsuit due to its lack of proper response to the "Touch Disease" problem on some of its iPhone 6 models from 2014.
See you on the 7th: The iPhone event invitations are out!
Apple sent out its invitations for this year's media event. It will happen on the 7th of September, like predicted, and probably give us a new iPhone and Apple Watch to talk about.
Apple: Watch will soon be able to save your life
New WatchOS 3 that will be released together with iOS 10 allows the Apple Watch to dial the local emergency number and inform contacts.
Working For Notebookcheck
Are you a loyal reader of notebookcheck? Are you a techie who knows how to write? Then join our Team!
News Editor, Review Editor (Smartphones) - Details here
Accessory(423) AMD(117) Android(3089) Apple(528) ARM(621) Bay Trail(149) Bristol Ridge / Stoney Ridge(3) Broadwell(213) Business(1464) Carrizo(27) Charts(54) Chromebook(98) Convertible / 2-in-1(373) Deal(59) Desktop(147) Fail(16) Galaxy Note 5(10) Galaxy S7(30) Gamecheck(10) Gaming(771) Geforce(213) Google Nexus(20) Haswell(652) How To(1) iPad Pro(15) iPhone(85) iPhone 7(43) Ivy Bridge(199) Jaguar / Temash / Kabini(40) Kaby Lake(25) MacBook(4) Notebook(1579) OnePlus Two(19) Phablet(544) Piledriver / Richland / Trinity(28) Rumor(659) Security(12) Skylake(406) Smartphone(2755) Smartwatch(285) Software(7) Storage(145) Surface Pro 4(14) Tablet(1254) Touchscreen(689) Ultrabook(388) Virtual Reality (VR)(15) Wearable(3) Windows(2239) Workstation(80) XPS(13) Zen(6)