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Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Apple's Tim Cook meets with power brokers at Davos, says education efforts 'for the people'

Apple's Tim Cook meets with power brokers at Davos, says education efforts 'for the people'

Apple CEO Tim Cook is in Davos, Switzerland this week for the annual World Economic Forum, where corporate and political leaders gather to discuss their plans for the future.

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Apple says the iPhone is a valuable readiness aid in a world impacted by climate change

Apple says the iPhone is a valuable readiness aid in a world impacted by climate change

To a degree, Apple could actually benefit from the impacts of climate change with the iPhone a crucial part of a customer's readiness for a crisis, the company said in an unusual statement made public on Tuesday.

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Coach updates Apple Watch band lineup with three new colors and a new style

Coach updates Apple Watch band lineup with three new colors and a new style

Coach has updated its Apple Watch strap lineup with new colors of their existing styles including a refresh to the popular Tea Rose Applique variant.

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Apple's 'Shot on iPhone Challenge' offers chance for user's photos to be featured in ads

Apple's 'Shot on iPhone Challenge' offers chance for user's photos to be featured in ads

Apple has asked iPhone owners to submit their best photographs to the Shot on iPhone Challenge, with images selected by the company able to be featured on billboards, Apple retail outlets, and online.

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Apple releases iOS 12.1.3, macOS 10.14.3, watchOS 5.1.3, and tvOS 12.1.2

Apple releases iOS 12.1.3, macOS 10.14.3, watchOS 5.1.3, and tvOS 12.1.2

Apple has completed its latest round of beta testing, issuing final release updates of iOS 12.1.3, macOS 10.14.3, watchOS 5.1.3, and tvOS 12.1.2 for use by the general public.

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MacBook Pro 'stage lighting' problem caused by tearing of thin cable integrated into display

MacBook Pro 'stage lighting' problem caused by tearing of thin cable integrated into display

Repair advocates iFixit suggest that all of Apple's Touch Bar-equipped MacBook Pros may be vulnerable to fatigue failure of a thin flex-cable connecting the motherboard to the display

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VideoTested: Using the iPhone XS Smart Battery Case on the iPhone X

Tested: Using the iPhone XS Smart Battery Case on the iPhone X

The Smart Battery Case for the iPhone XS physically fits on the 2017 iPhone X — but how well does it actually work with the older device? AppleInsider puts it through its paces.

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ExclusiveHere's where to get the lowest prices on Apple's upgraded 2018 MacBook Pro

Here's where to get the lowest prices on Apple's upgraded 2018 MacBook Pro

Apple authorized reseller Adorama has issued steep markdowns on Apple's CTO 2018 MacBook Pros, with combined instant and coupon savings totaling up to $250 off with no tax collected outside NY and NJ. These deals, which offer shoppers the lowest prices available, are available only at AppleInsider.

iPhone XS Max ranks fourth in DxOMark selfie camera rankings

iPhone XS Max ranks fourth in DxOMark selfie camera rankings

DxOMark on Tuesday published its first-ever test rankings for smartphone selfie cameras, putting Apple's top-end phone, the iPhone XS Max, in just fourth place.

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Apple exec admits Qualcomm was the only option for 4G in the iPhone for years

Apple exec admits Qualcomm was the only option for 4G in the iPhone for years

Potentially aiding Qualcomm's trial defense against the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, Apple has admitted that for years, there was no other realistic option but Qualcomm when it wanted 4G modems for iPhones.

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Apple locks Fortune's 'Most Admired Company' title for 12 years in a row

Apple locks Fortune's 'Most Admired Company' title for 12 years in a row

Unfazed by iPhone sales or claims of stagnation, Apple on Tuesday claimed the top spot in Fortune's annual "World's Most Admired Companies" list — for the 12th year in a row.

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Foxconn says it will hire 50,000 in China amid claims of iPhone-related layoffs

Foxconn says it will hire 50,000 in China amid claims of iPhone-related layoffs

Apple's main assembly partner, Foxconn, said on Tuesday that it's aiming to hire over 50,000 people across its Chinese factories during the first quarter, which may at least eliminate any worst-case scenarios in the aftermath of weak iPhone sales.

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Apple Pay coming to all 1850 US Target locations, 7000 Taco Bell restaurants

Apple Pay coming to all 1850 US Target locations, 7000 Taco Bell restaurants

Target has finally caved and will start accepting Apple Pay at retail very soon, alongside other major U.S. locations like Taco Bell and Hy-Vee.

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Foxconn examining shift of iPhone assembly to India

Foxconn examining shift of iPhone assembly to India

Foxconn is examining an expansion into India to both skirt a potential US-imposed tariff, as well as to help Apple comply with Indian requirements to manufacture locally.

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Apple settles Apple Watch heart rate sensor lawsuit with biometrics firm Valencell

Apple settles Apple Watch heart rate sensor lawsuit with biometrics firm Valencell

Apple has settled a lawsuit with biometrics firm Valencell claiming the iPhone producer infringed patents relating to sensing technology, one that accused Apple of acquiring data on its technology during the development of the Apple Watch's heart rate sensor.

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2020 iPhone lineup appears set to use OLED screens across the board

2020 iPhone lineup appears set to use OLED screens across the board

A report into the misfortunes of LCD supplier Japan Display claims that the company is in trouble because of slow sales of the iPhone XR and will not recover because Apple is moving to OLED for all its phones in 2019.

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Apple's AirPower again rumored to launch in 2019

Apple's AirPower again rumored to launch in 2019

Backing up rumors that Apple's long delayed AirPower wireless charging mat has entered mass manufacturing, a report on Tuesday claims the device is in production ahead of a launch date sometime in 2019.

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Monday, January 21, 2019

Apple Upper East Side store in NYC wins AIA award for interior architecture

Apple Upper East Side store in NYC wins AIA award for interior architecture

Apple recently received an award from the American Institute of Architects for the extensive repurposing of a Manhattan bank into a high-tech retail outlet, an undertaking that married painstaking exterior and interior restoration with newly fabricated design elements.

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TipsHow to choose what music gets stored on your Apple Watch

How to choose what music gets stored on your Apple Watch

Apple could make it less of a chore, but in just a few steps you can download playlists and albums directly to your Apple Watch. AppleInsider demonstrates how to keep your favorites on your wrist and leave your iPhone behind.

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EditorialSurviving the most technologically advanced trade show solely on USB-C was a nightmare

Surviving the most technologically advanced trade show solely on USB-C was a nightmare

We tried to take on the Consumer Electronics Show with nothing but USB-C, and the effort just highlighted how far the new standard has to go. While it can power your gear quickly, trying to use only USB-C wasn't great — but that doesn't have much to do with Apple.

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Hands-OnGoogle Fi for the iPhone solid for travelers, but still has same carrier customer service nonsense

Google Fi for the iPhone solid for travelers, but still has same carrier customer service nonsense

At the tail end of 2018, Google changed the name of their MVNO carrier service from Project Fi, to Google Fi and opened up support to the iPhone. AppleInsider has been using it for a while even before the announcement, so let's take a look at the service now that you don't have to jump through hoops to use it on an Apple device.

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Deals: $300-$700 off 2018 15" MacBook Pros; $200-$300 off iMac 5Ks; $499 iPad Pro

Deals: $300-$700 off 2018 15

Apple authorized resellers are knocking hundreds off Macs and iPads, providing shoppers with the lowest prices anywhere. Save $300 to $700 on high-end 2018 MacBook Pros, with limited availability at the reduced prices. Apple's new 2018 Mac mini is also on sale starting at $749, while current 27-inch iMac 5Ks are up to $300 off and 10.5-inch iPad Pros are marked down to $499.

Japan could expand local privacy rules to cover multinationals like Apple

Japan could expand local privacy rules to cover multinationals like Apple

Japan should consider legal changes so it can enforce domestic privacy rules on foreign tech firms like Apple and Google, according to a government communications panel.

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VideoAll the rumors and leaks surrounding the 2019 iPad and iPad mini 5

All the rumors and leaks surrounding the 2019 iPad and iPad mini 5

The rumors surrounding the 2019 iPad launches have started to mount up. AppleInsider covers what has been claimed so far, including the possibility of a fifth-generation version of the pint-sized iPad mini.

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Apple employees donated $365M over eight years via internal Giving program

Apple employees donated $365M over eight years via internal Giving program

Apple's internal Giving program has raised more than $365 million for non-profit organizations around the world since its creation, a feature on the charitable efforts by the iPhone maker's employees reads, with more than a quarter of a million hours of employee time volunteered in 2018 alone.

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Abode unveils second-gen smarthome gateway with future Apple HomeKit support

Abode unveils second-gen smarthome gateway with future Apple HomeKit support

Abode on Monday launched its second-generation smarthome gateway, with the promise that Apple HomeKit support is coming "soon."

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Apple's homepage again honors Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Apple's homepage again honors Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Apple is commemorating Martin Luther King Jr. Day in the United States by using its homepage to highlight the work and life of the civil rights activist.

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Apple is financially exploiting wireless carriers in South Korea, says antitrust watchdog

Apple is financially exploiting wireless carriers in South Korea, says antitrust watchdog

Apple is taking advantage of South Korean carriers by collecting money for ads, the country's Fair Trade Commission said during a hearing on the iPhone maker's business practices.

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If you wanted an iPhone SE new from Apple, you've probably missed your chance

If you wanted an iPhone SE new from Apple, you've probably missed your chance

The unexpected return of the iPhone SE to the U.S. online Apple Store in a clearance sale has ended after only a day of availability, as the company has run out of stock.

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FeatureHere are all the big changes to Apple Maps for 2017-2019

Here are all the big changes to Apple Maps for 2017-2019

In a bid to beat Google, Apple is continually updating Apple Maps, bringing in new features and expanding coverage. Here's what the company's been adding over the last year, updated on Jan. 21 with the arrival of public transit directions across Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden.

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Apple translates 'Everyone Can Create' curriculum to new European languages

Apple translates 'Everyone Can Create' curriculum to new European languages

Apple on Monday released four new translations of the "Everyone Can Create" curriculum on Apple Books, meant to develop music, video, photo, and illustration skills — specifically using Apple's iPad.

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Apple signs deal to get first crack at future documentaries by Ron Howard's Imagine

Apple signs deal to get first crack at future documentaries by Ron Howard's Imagine

Apple made an agreement with Ron Howard's Imagine Documentaries, allowing the iPhone maker a "first look" at TV shows and films from the production company, as part of the company's ongoing efforts to build up its roster of original video content.

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Latest 'Shot on iPhone' uses iPhone XS to highlight football in American Samoa

Latest 'Shot on iPhone' uses iPhone XS to highlight football in American Samoa

Apple has published a new "Shot on iPhone" video to its YouTube account, showcasing the camera capabilities of the iPhone XS, with the film featuring a teenage athlete on American Samoa who has accepted a full-ride scholarship to a university in the NCAA Division I.

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Sunday, January 20, 2019

FeatureCrime blotter: A Walmart iPhone theft ring, New Hampshire delivery scammers sentenced

Crime blotter: A Walmart iPhone theft ring, New Hampshire delivery scammers sentenced

Police are seeking a pair of thieves nabbing Apple gear late at night from WalMarts, 1400 iPads lifted by civil servant, FedEx employees nabbed for grabbing Apple packages, and more in the latest Apple-related crime blotter.

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Saturday, January 19, 2019

Apple again starts selling iPhone SE, this time on clearance for $249

Apple again starts selling iPhone SE, this time on clearance for $249

Apple returned the iPhone SE to its U.S. online store on Saturday, but only as part of a clearance effort to seemingly liquidate the remaining stock of the discontinued handset.

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ReviewReview: The Satechi 75W Dual USB-C Travel Charger is a step towards the future

Review: The Satechi 75W Dual USB-C Travel Charger is a step towards the future

Whether you want it to or not, USB-C will take over as the port of choice for consumers, but the lack of chargers that sport more than one USB-C port stands in the way. The Satechi Dual USB-C Travel Charger packs two USB-C ports and two USB-A ports into a single package — and it may just help adoption.

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TipsHow to get started with a new HomePod, and get more out of it

How to get started with a new HomePod, and get more out of it

Apple's HomePod starts with a simple setup and it ends with you forgetting you didn't always have music surrounding you. In between, though, there are details to consider about that first setup and many options for when you move the HomePod to a new room. AppleInsider takes a dive into the use of Apple's latest speaker.

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Friday, January 18, 2019

Apple to streamline team management in Apple Developer Program and App Store Connect

Apple to streamline team management in Apple Developer Program and App Store Connect

Apple in February will change the way it handles development teams for organizations, unifying individual memberships into a single set of roles across the Apple Developer website and App Store Connect.

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Apple highlights iPad Pro's productivity prowess in new ad series

Apple highlights iPad Pro's productivity prowess in new ad series

Apple on Friday published a new series of iPad Pro advertisements that depart from past commercials by positioning the tablet not as a PC replacement, but as a "new way" of accomplishing various tasks, from taking notes to podcasting.

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