Japanese tech giant SoftBank is reportedly in talks to back a $6 billion investment in Chinese ride-hailing firm Didi Chuxing, a move that could dilute stakes of existing backers like Apple.
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Monday, March 27, 2017
Nefarious actors using a mobile Safari exploit to extort iTunes gift cards from unwitting iOS device users will need to look elsewhere, as Apple patched the web browser flaw as part of Monday's iOS 10.3 update.
With Monday's iOS 10.3 release, Apple introduced new App Store tools that streamline app ratings and offer new levels of customer outreach by allowing developers to publicly respond to reviews.
Apple this week issued firmware updates for its major platforms, introducing all new features like Find My AirPods for iOS and Theater Mode for Apple Watch, as well as bringing Night Shift to Mac.
Facebook on Monday began rolling out a new feature — Live Location — to its Messenger apps for iOS and Android, just days after Google announced a similar feature for Google Maps.
Facebook is taking on Michael Hillman — a person with 15 years at Apple, including key work on the company's Mac desktops — as the head of hardware at its Oculus VR division.
Once iPhone and iPod Touch only, Apple has updated the standalone Apple TV remote app, and for the first time has a specific iPad interface.
ExclusiveKiller Deals: Save $150 to $390 instantly on Apple's new Touch Bar MacBook Pros with Apple Care, plus no tax in 48 states
First come, first served: AppleInsider readers can use exclusive coupons this week to instantly save between $150 and $390 on every possible configuration of Apple's new Late 2016 MacBook Pros bundled with AppleCare, including all 13" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar models and all 15" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar models. Plus sales tax isn't collected in 48 states.
Early adopters of the full iOS 10.3 release are seeing lengthy install processes, with multiple device reboots — probably as a result of the shift to Apple's new APFS.
Alongside macOS 10.12.4 Sierra and iOS 10.3 releases, Apple has also updated its Numbers, Pages, and Keynote productivity apps with Touch ID authentication, and assorted bug fixes.
In addition to iOS 10.3, Apple on Monday released macOS 10.12.4 with Night Shift, watchOS 3.2 with SiriKit and Theater Mode, and lastly tvOS 10.2, featuring smaller enhancements.
Starting immediately and extending through Friday morning, developers can now sign up for the ticket lottery for Apple's annual Worldwide Developers Conference in San Jose.
After seven beta releases, Apple has released iOS 10.3 with Find My AirPods, APFS implementation, and other improvements for developers and the App Store.
Apple is planning a slate of Siri updates for "iOS 11" which should include things like more adaptive AI and integration with iMessage and iCloud, according to a rumor stemming from an Israeli site.
Apple's 2017 Supplier Responsibility Report reveals 2.4M workers taught rights, carbon emissions cut
The welfare of workers employed by Apple's partners is continuing to improve, according to the iPhone producer's latest annual Supplier Responsibility Report, with the firms audited also found to be following its lead in becoming more environmentally friendly with their production processes.
In launching smartphone-based ATM transactions across the U.S. on Monday, Wells Fargo simultaneously announced plans for NFC support "later this year," including Apple Pay.
Apple and other tech companies must provide government intelligence agencies access to encrypted messaging services, the United Kingdom's Home Secretary declared in the wake of the Westminster terrorist attack, claiming there must be "no place for terrorists to hide" from surveillance.
On Monday U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to announce a new White House agency dubbed the "Office of American Innovation," staffed by former business executives and advised by current ones — among them Apple CEO Tim Cook.
Buying in on hype for an anticipated 10th anniversary "iPhone 8" super-cycle, investment firm J.P. Morgan has raised its price target on shares of Apple to $165.
A new interview sheds some light on Drake's 300 million worldwide streams for his album More Life in its first week on Apple Music, and discusses the synergies between Beats 1 and Apple's streaming service.
Apple 'stepping up' development of augmented reality glasses, moving towards consumer device - report
Apple is reportedly "stepping up its efforts" in developing augmented reality glasses, allocating more resources to the project with the aim of shifting it from research into a consumer product.
Pre-order Deal: $10 off every new 9.7-inch iPad at B&H with no tax in 48 states, plus earn 5% reward
Now is your chance to pre-order Apple's brand-new 9.7-inch iPad, which was announced on March 21, and save $10 instantly at B&H with free expedited shipping and no sales tax outside NY and NJ. Plus, shoppers can earn 5% in rewards points on every iPad pre-order with prices starting at $319.
T-Mobile has added AppleCare services to members subscribing to its extra-cost Premium Device Protection or Jump upgrade programs, allowing for $29 screen repairs.
Apple chip partner TSMC is said to begin volume production of the "A11" processor in April, with production of 50 million of the chips before July, according to a recent report.
CalDigit is partnering with AppleInsider this week to give readers the chance to win one of three TS3 Lite docks featuring dual Thunderbolt 3 Type-C ports, Gigabit Ethernet, DisplayPort and more.
The first batch of 2017 iPads ordered on Friday have shipped from Apple's warehouses, with recipients getting arrival notifications for as soon as March 30.
After two months spent examining the calendar app heavy-hitters available for iPhone and macOS, AppleInsider helps you narrow down the choices.
Saturday, March 25, 2017
A YouTube video creator took umbrage to the white bezel on the new (Product)Red iPhone 7 Plus, and swapped out parts with a Jet Black model leading to an iPhone 7 Plus with a red back case, and black front bezel.
The Intellectual Property Court in Beijing has overturned a ruling that found Apple violated a patent belonging to a Chinese tech firm, Shenzhen Baili — and in the process, removed the threat of a city-wide ban on iPhone 6 and 6 Plus sales.
With the launch of Apple's 9.7-inch low-cost iPad line, as well as a new red iPhone 7 and 128GB iPhone SE, now is the time to trade in your old device and secure a cash bonus before values drop. BuyBackWorld is offering readers a $10 to $20 bonus on trades over $50, while Gazelle is giving customers 10% more for iPads valued over $75.
Paying $270 more for the same size iPad with roughly similar specs can be a tough pill to swallow — AppleInsider examines the differences between the new 2017 9.7-inch iPad, and the 9.7-inch iPad Pro from March 2016.
It was a very busy week for Apple, headlined by several surprise announcements on Tuesday, including a new "budget" iPad and a (Product)Red iPhone 7. A hacking group tried to hold Apple iCloud accounts hostage, and WikiLeaks released details of Mac and iOS exploits used by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency — just for a start.
Friday, March 24, 2017
New Apple Park drone footage reveals occupied research and development building, landscaping progress
Following a break in nasty weather, the latest drone footage of Apple Park shows yet more landscaping progress, an occupied research and development building, and the removal of most of the heavy-lifting machinery from the campus.
Apple on Friday took the unusual step of reissuing Tuesday's iTunes 12.6 update, stripping out a "Show on Profile Page" toggle that may have accidentally hinted at plans for Apple Music.
All Calendars 5 lacks for the Apple faithful is a Mac version — AppleInsider schedules some meetings to see if that's an issue or not.
The U.S. Senate has voted in favor of overturning privacy rules instituted by the Federal Communications Commission in 2016, which — if the measure survives a second vote in the House of Representatives — will allow internet service providers to sell customer data to advertisers without people having a say.
Deals: 32GB Apple TV for $129 ($20 off); iPhone case blowout from $2.99; 13" MacBook Pro for $1,349 ($150 off)
Apple deals are rolling in this week with instant discounts on 4th gen 32GB Apple TVs ($20 off) and 13-inch MacBook Pros with function keys ($150 off). B&H is also slashing prices on iPhone 6/6s/Plus cases with free shipping and prices starting at $2.99. Quantities are limited, though.
After a brief outage, the Apple online store is back online, and is now selling the (Product)Red iPhone 7, $329 iPad, 32 & 128GB iPhone SE, all of which were announced earlier this week.
A form of Word macro-based malware has been uncovered that can affect both macOS and Windows users when executed, with the malicious file modifying its attack method depending on which operating system it detects it is being run within.
- Industry so far 'lukewarm' towards Samsung's post-Note 7 battery testing standards
- AppleInsider podcast talks (Product)Red iPhone 7, iPads, and Apple acquisitions
- Report verifies some iCloud credentials held by hacker group as valid
- Apple responds to latest WikiLeaks CIA document dump, says iPhone and Mac exploits fixed
- Rare photos of 'Apple II Forever' media event surface, reveal Apple keynote progenitor
- Video recap: Apple doubles iPhone SE storage capacity
- Google's Top News results for 'Great Barrier Reef' directs to fringe political commentary
- Apple Pay gains over 30 more card issuers in US, China & Australia, re-adds Santander
- Beats 1 host Zane Lowe sees a future with multiple Apple-hosted live radio stations
- First look: Lightweight Nike Sport Band is now sold separately from Apple Watch for $49
- Apple's iPhone, Samsung phones nearly equal in J.D. Power satisfaction survey
- How to implement Apple's two-factor authentication for security on Mac, iPhone, or iPad
- Latest leaked CIA hack focuses on Apple's macOS, utilizes patched Thunderbolt EFI exploit
- Wells Fargo to open up iPhone-based ATM withdrawals next week, no Apple Pay yet
- The tech inside: San Francisco's Electroluxx art & dance party
- 4-year-old saves mother's life by asking Apple's Siri to call emergency services
- US Attorney General claims a 'few weeks' needed to harvest data from rioters' locked iPhones
- Apple to start Indian iPhone manufacturing within next two months
- Apple investigating accessory that turns iPhone, iPad into full-fledged touchscreen laptop
Thursday, March 23, 2017