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2017

Broadcom tenders offering valued at $130 billion for Apple legal foe Qualcomm

Monday November 06, 2017

After a weekend of speculation, Broadcom has tendered what will likely be a hostile takeover fight for Qualcomm, in an offering valued at $130 billion including debt.

Disney may buy 21st Century Fox assets in entertainment mega merger

Monday November 06, 2017

The Walt Disney Co., which has worked closely with Apple for many years, is said to be in talks to potentially acquire most of rival entertainment giant 21st Century Fox, in a deal that could have major ramifications for services like iTunes, the Apple TV and Apple Music.

Apple's $119.6 million victory in iPhone utility patent battle with Samsung finally upheld

Monday November 06, 2017

The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to hear a Samsung appeal over slide-to-unlock, text prediction, and other utility patents of Apple's that it was found to have used, and a $119.6 million dollar ruling is still in place.

Apple unveils second developer betas of iOS 11.2, watchOS 4.2, macOS 10.13.2, tvOS 11.2

Monday November 06, 2017

A week after the latch batch of releases, Apple has deployed second developer beta releases of all of its operating systems, including watchOS 4.2. iOS 11.2, macOS 10.13.2, and tvOS 11.2.

Last call! Giveaway: Enter to win a 3TB AV Pro 2 USB-C Storage Hub from CalDigit

Monday November 06, 2017

Ends today! CalDigit is partnering with AppleInsider this week to give readers the chance to win one of two 3TB AV Pro 2 USB-C Storage Hubs valued at $249.99 each.

iPhone X tips: How to record your own Animoji karaoke

Monday November 06, 2017

Apple's Animoji are a smash hit, but one of their most popular uses is not what was originally intended: lip syncing along with your favorite songs. The process of recording it is a little unconventional, but AppleInsider is here to explain how you can get in on the fun.

Always on call: UK's NHS pilot provides video consultations via iOS app

Monday November 06, 2017

The National Health Service in the United Kingdom is piloting a scheme that would allow patients to be seen by a local doctor using a video call on an iPhone, a move that could help reduce the waiting times for patients to see a doctor, as well as reducing the need to visit the physical doctor's office.

Deals: $220 off 2017 27" iMac 5Ks; Samsung 34" USB-C Monitor for $699 ($400 off); 13" MacBook Pro for $1,289 ($210 off) w/ no tax in 48 states

Monday November 06, 2017

Today only, snap up a Samsung 34" Curved USB-C display for $699 during B&H's DealZone event. Or save $220 on a 4.2GHz Mid 2017 27" iMac 5K with upgraded graphics and storage with our exclusive coupon code. Apple's 2016 13" MacBook Pros are also $200-$210 off with prices starting at $1,289. Plus, no tax on orders shipped outside NY and NJ.

Apple's 2018 iPhone X will have new metal frame allowing for faster wireless data transfers

Monday November 06, 2017

Supply chain reports suggest that Apple will expand it's casing business for the 2018 iPhone to Catcher and Casetek, with a new casing required to improve data transmission quality.

iPhone 8, iPhone X active use data suggests that the pair crush iPhone 6s, iPhone 7 first-week metrics

Monday November 06, 2017

A new study about actual users of the iPhone 8 and iPhone X shows that combined adoption of the two models during the first few days of use as a percentage of the total user base is higher than that of the iPhone 6s or 7 at the same time in rollout.

iPhone X tips: Maximize battery life with 'dark mode' inverted colors and grayscale

Monday November 06, 2017

Apple's switch to an OLED display on the iPhone X means users who dig into the settings of the device can squeeze out more battery life, reducing the power consumption of the screen and extending the time needed between charges. AppleInsider tells you how to do it.

Apple offers temporary fix for iOS 11 'i' bug until future software update arrives

Monday November 06, 2017

Apple has acknowledged the existence of a bug in iOS 11 concerning the autocorrection of the letter 'i,' by offering affected users a work around via its support pages until a software update is released that solves the issue.

SquareTrade iPhone X drop-test video disagrees with iFixit's repairability assessment

Monday November 06, 2017

Device insurance purveyor SquareTrade calls the iPhone X the "most breakable iPhone ever" in a series of drop tests -- but the assessments that the company did of the repairability differ with iFixit's teardown of the device.

Apple offers 30-minute online training sessions to iPhone X purchasers

Monday November 06, 2017

To acclimate users to the iPhone X, Apple is offering a phone conversation with an Apple Specialist, while watching a video on a computer to "help you go further" with the new device.

The best Thunderbolt 3 docks for Apple's MacBook Pro and 2017 iMac

Sunday November 05, 2017

The inclusion of Thunderbolt 3 on the MacBook Pro and iMac has created an entire industry of docks and other accessories that take advantage of Thunderbolt 3's high bandwidth and power delivery capabilities, by providing more ports that can expand a Mac's connectivity. AppleInsider compares some of the best options on the market.

Blizzard 'Overwatch' installer may herald macOS version coming soon

Saturday November 04, 2017

An executable which appears destined for a macOS version of shooter "Overwatch" has been discovered -- but after completing an install process, the binary delivered appears to be for Windows.

How Apple Watch laid the foundation for iPhone X

Saturday November 04, 2017

With a vibrant, full-faced OLED screen sporting handsomely-rounded corners edged in polished stainless steel, passive biometrics that "just work" to authenticate you without conscious effort, buttery smooth swipe navigation for multitasking and a simple side control to invoke Siri and Apple Pay, iPhone X is nothing like other phones. But it's exactly like Apple Watch, which began paving the way for a generational iPhone leap back in 2014 at its introduction next to the more basic styling of iPhone 6 and 6 Plus.

iPhone X tips: Miss the home button? Here's how to add a virtual one

Saturday November 04, 2017

The removal of the home button on the iPhone X is a bold decision by Apple, but some customers may find themselves pining for the way things once were. Thankfully, the home button is not gone entirely, as iOS allows you to add a customizable virtual one to your screen. AppleInsider explains how to do it.

These low-cost wireless Qi chargers will juice your new iPhone X or iPhone 8

Saturday November 04, 2017

One of the main features of the iPhone X is the ability to wirelessly charge the battery, but some of the options on the market are fairly expensive. AppleInsider rounds up some of the better value options on the market that you can buy right now.

This week on AI: iPhone X review & launch, Apple's big Q4, Qualcomm takeover rumors & more

Saturday November 04, 2017

Friday was the big day: the global launch of the iPhone X. Check out all of our related news and more, including our in-depth review.