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2018

Apple ceases iOS 12 code signing following release of iOS 12.0.1

Monday October 22, 2018

Apple on Monday stopped signing code for iOS 12 after the release of iOS 12.0.1, meaning users running the latest sub-point update can no longer downgrade to the previous operating system version.

Apple opens Beats 1 studio in New York City

Monday October 22, 2018

Apple recently opened the doors to a New York studio for its Beats 1 streaming radio station, a satellite location that joins studios already in operation in Los Angeles and London.

Apple reportedly working with GasBuddy after update leaves iPhones unresponsive

Monday October 22, 2018

Apple on Monday informed employees it has identified an issue with gas price tracking app GasBuddy that causes iPhones running the title to become unresponsive.

Apple's Tim Cook visits Berlin & Paris in advance of Brussels data privacy event

Monday October 22, 2018

Apple CEO Tim Cook is making a variety of pitstops in Europe ahead of speaking at Wednesday's European Data Protection Conference, and on Monday visited developers in Berlin and Paris.

Review: Ultimate Ears' Boom 3 is a solid Bluetooth speaker with a few minor advantages

Monday October 22, 2018

The latest incarnation of Ultimate Ears' core Boom speaker is a solid option for iPhone, Mac, or iPad owners who want to wirelessly stream their music with a few small perks over some of its rivals.

Apple's HomePod has similar market share to high-end Echo Plus, Google Home Max

Monday October 22, 2018

Although it has a following similar to other high end smart speakers, the Apple HomePod is still being eclipsed in the U.S. market by cheaper offerings by Amazon and Google, newly-published survey data suggests.

Apple rolls out fifth developer betas for iOS 12.1, tvOS 12.1, and watchOS 5.1 [u]

Monday October 22, 2018

Apple is onto its fifth round of testing for its current generation of operating system betas, with developers in the program able to update their devices with new builds of iOS 12.1, tvOS 12.1, and watchOS 5.1.

Intel rebuffs claims that 10nm chip fabrication process has been abandoned

Monday October 22, 2018

A report claims Intel is giving up on its 10-nanometer process for chip production after enduring numerous delays and yield issues over the last few years, with Intel already declaring it as "untrue" and that it is continuing to make "good progress" on the process.

Lowest prices anywhere: Apple's 13" Touch Bar for $1,399 today only; loaded 1TB 15" MacBook Pro for $2,499 ($900 off)

Monday October 22, 2018

B&H has just issued new price drops on Apple's Mid 2017 MacBook Pros. From 13-inch MacBook Pros with Touch Bar for $1,399 ($400 off) to up to $1,200 off 15-inch models packed with upgrades, these deals also include free expedited shipping for fast delivery to your doorstep.

Apple looking at $2 billion from Search Ad business alone by 2020

Monday October 22, 2018

An analyst is predicting that Apple's Search Ad business will generate $500 million in fiscal year 2018 alone -- with it potentially quadrupling without any extra push by Apple or increase in ad prices by 2020.

iPhone XR won't just buoy holiday quarter, but the beginning of 2019 as well

Monday October 22, 2018

Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is seeing better pre-order demand for the iPhone XR than the iPhone 8, with the analyst noting that other supply chain and retail monitors may be misinterpreting consumer behaviors.

One month later: iPhone XS against the iPhone X in the real world

Monday October 22, 2018

At the launch of the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max, most reviewers including ourselves agreed that those who purchased an iPhone X should skip the iPhone XS model and wait another year. After a month with the iPhone XS Max, the answer isn't so clear cut.

iPhone XR repair pricing revealed, screen replacement is $199

Monday October 22, 2018

Apple has announced repair costs for the iPhone XR, with AppleCare+ fees remaining the same as other phones, but out of warranty fees commensurately lower in comparison to the retail price of the phone, and similar in price to screen repairs on the Galaxy S9 with Samsung parts.

iPhone XR name inspired by 'extra special' sports cars, says Phil Schiller

Monday October 22, 2018

Prior to the availability of the iPhone XR and after the pre-orders started, Apple's Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing Phil Schiller had an interview to talk about the road to the device, and why Apple made it so soon after the technology behind it debuted in the iPhone X.

Super Micro reviewing its hardware in search for alleged Chinese spy chips

Monday October 22, 2018

Super Micro will be reviewing its products for any signs of chips or other malicious hardware added during its production, in a bid to clear itself following a report claiming Chinese spies had implanted the components to perform espionage on Apple and other western companies.

Some YouTube TV subscribers receiving $10 in App Store credit for recent outage

Monday October 22, 2018

Live streaming service YouTube TV is in some cases apologizing for an outage last Tuesday with $10 in automatic App Store credit, arranged in conjunction with Apple.

Bearish analyst fears weak iPhone XS & iPhone XR sales, but still expects ASP to climb

Monday October 22, 2018

Preorders for the iPhone XR are better than the equivalents for the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max, according to Rosenblatt Securities' Jun Zhang, but that hasn't stopped the analyst from reducing expectations for the value-oriented iPhone release.

Apple's redesigned jobs site includes new recruitment video, sells hires on innovation

Monday October 22, 2018

Apple has launched a redesigned jobs website, most prominently including a new video aimed at selling people on the iPhone maker's corporate culture.

Apple & other tech giants may face EU universal minimum tax rate in the future

Monday October 22, 2018

Apple and other major companies should be subjected to a minimum rate of corporation tax in all countries, Germany's finance minister has proposed, in order to prevent technology giants and other multinational organizations from evading taxes, despite the multinationals presently obeying all the laws presently in place.

LG Ultra Fine 4K monitors are on sale for $269 today only, compatible with Apple's current MacBook Pro

Sunday October 21, 2018

Amazon-owned Woot is running a flash sale on LG's Ultra Fine 4K display. Grab the factory reconditioned USB-C model, which is compatible with Apple's current iMacs and MacBook Pros, for $430 off with free shipping for Prime members. Prices are valid today only while supplies last.