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2018

App Roundup: Bear, Fortnite, Things 3, Halide, Jamf, RemotePC, more!

Saturday September 22, 2018

The iOS and Mac App Store are constantly updated with new apps and updates to existing software on a daily basis, and it's difficult to keep track of it all. AppleInsider highlights some of the more notable app changes that have taken place over the last week.

What a difference a year makes: Apple Watch Series 4 versus Series 3

Saturday September 22, 2018

If you're thinking about upgrading your old Apple Watch to the new Series 4, read and watch our direct comparison first.

This week on AI: iPhone XS & Apple Watch Series 4 launch, iOS 12, watchOS 5 & tvOS 12 ready to download

Saturday September 22, 2018

The iPhone XS, XS Max, and Apple Watch Series 4 shipped this week, alongside iOS 12, tvOS 12 and watchOS 5. There was plenty to discover about of all of them.

Take a tour of iPhone XS, XS Max and XR -- and Apple Park -- in this video

Friday September 21, 2018

Apple on Friday posted a "Guided Tour" of iPhone XS, XS Max and XR to its official YouTube channel, showing off the hardware's latest features in a video almost identical to one shot for iPhone X in 2017. Unlike last year's instructional guide, the short shared today takes place in and around Apple Park's main office building, offering an inside look at facilities normally restricted to employees.

Hands on: Apple Watch Series 4 Hermes

Friday September 21, 2018

Apple Watch Edition may be long gone, but that doesn't mean Apple culled all premium Watch offerings from its lineup. AppleInsider goes hands on with the pricey $1300-plus Hermes Apple Watch Series 4 to see what the higher price tag gets you.

Apple-owned Beddit to shut down cloud services on Nov. 15

Friday September 21, 2018

Through a Friday app update, sleep tracker maker Beddit has announced that Beddit Cloud services will come to a halt for all users as of Nov. 15.

iPhone XS, Apple Watch preorder system at Apple stores back after outage [u]

Friday September 21, 2018

After about an hour and a half of down time on one of the busiest days for Apple Retail, the company has either restored the point-of-sale systems in the stores, or is in the process of doing so, and is grinding down long lines that developed as a result of the outage.

Belkin Boost Up wireless charging dock for iPhone and Apple Watch landing in December

Friday September 21, 2018

Belkin has introduced a pair of wireless charging docks that allows an iPhone and an Apple Watch to be recharged from the same stand, with the Boost Up Dock offering minimalist stylings alongside an updated version of the PowerHouse Charging Dock.

New builds of iOS 12.1 beta released to support iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max

Friday September 21, 2018

Apple has issued new builds of iOS 12.1 beta to support the latest iPhone XS and XS Max that includes the delayed Group FaceTime feature.

iPhone XS Max in greater demand than past Plus versions, says small-scale survey

Friday September 21, 2018

A survey performed by long-time Apple analyst Gene Munster Stores Friday saw shorter customer queues at Apple retail stores, but higher demand for the highest-end model.

Streaming services like Apple Music dominate music industry revenue

Friday September 21, 2018

Apple Music and other paid subscriptions are now the biggest source of revenue in a growing music industry, with streaming alone encompassing 75 percent of money earned, far beyond any other contributor.

Apple Watch Series 4 'Better You' ad zeroes in on fitness

Friday September 21, 2018

To mark the launch of the Apple Watch Series 4, Apple on Friday uploaded a new ad to its Canadian YouTube channel, "Better You."

Hands on: Apple's iPhone XS and XS Max are gorgeous, and a boon for photographers

Friday September 21, 2018

Apple turned up the iPhone X to 11 with the iPhone XS and XS Max. AppleInsider goes hands on with the iPhone X successor, as well as the largest-screened iPhone ever, to provide our first impressions and thoughts on Apples latest handset.

As Apple's HomePod reaches multi-million unit sales, is a cheaper version necessary to compete?

Friday September 21, 2018

A new report took Apple to task for updating HomePod software rather than introducing a cheaper version to compete with Amazon and Google at the bottom of the smart speaker market. However, it also revealed that Apple new product surpassed sales of 3 million devices half way through 2018, with sales accelerating from its first quarter of availability.

Hands on: 44mm Space Gray Apple Watch Series 4

Friday September 21, 2018

The Apple Watch Series 4 is finally available to everybody. AppleInsider goes hands on to provide our first impressions and thoughts on Apples latest wearable.

Audible brings local audiobook playback to Apple Watch alongside watchOS 5

Friday September 21, 2018

Audible's mobile app was updated this week to support watchOS 5, and in the process gained the ability to listen to complete audiobooks without a nearby iPhone.

Apple CEO Tim Cook opens Palo Alto Apple Store for iPhone XS launch

Friday September 21, 2018

Apple CEO Tim Cook made an appearance at an Apple Store in Palo Alto, California, helping to open the store and welcoming the first people from the queue into the store to pick up their iPhone XS order.

If your iPhone XS or Apple Watch pickup is delayed, you may just need to hold on until the afternoon

Friday September 21, 2018

The Apple Store is advising some of its customers electing to pick up their iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max orders in-store that they are unable to do so first thing on Friday, due to "last minute logistical issues" that likely involves a delay or a shortfall of devices making it in time to the outlets. But, the delay may be for less than a day in most cases.

iPhone XS, XS Max have new power chip designed by Apple, extra antenna band

Friday September 21, 2018

A second teardown of the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max has confirmed the minimal internal changes made by Apple over its predecessor, the iPhone X, but adds that there is an antenna change that may help the device achieve faster connection speeds over cellular networks.

iPhone XS & Apple Watch Series 4 celebrated by Apple with photos, 3D minisite

Friday September 21, 2018

Amping publicity for the iPhone XS and Apple Watch Series 4, Apple took to the Web on Friday with photos of launch events in several cities, as well as a unique mobile site featuring 3D models of the iPhone XS and XS Max.