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2017

MacBook refreshes push Apple to 4th in global notebook shipments

Wednesday November 15, 2017

Apple considerably improved its MacBook shipments in Q3 2017 compared to the previous quarter, market research firm TrendForce claims, with Apple said to have overtaken Asus in the global notebook shipment rankings for this quarter and achieving fourth place amongst other notebook brands.

Lowest price ever: Apple's high-end 15" MacBook Pro w/ Radeon 460 for $1,899 ($1,000 off), plus no tax in 48 states and 0% financing

Wednesday November 15, 2017

Exclusively for AppleInsider readers, Apple authorized reseller Adorama is taking $1,000 off the Late 2016 15-inch MacBook Pro with an upgraded 2.9GHz processor and top of the line Radeon 460 graphics. This Space Gray notebook also qualifies for free expedited shipping and no tax outside NY and NJ. Adorama is also offering no interest if paid in full within 12 months using the store card.

Rumor: 2018 iPad Pro with Face ID will be powered by 8-core 'A11X' chip

Wednesday November 15, 2017

In a move that would follow Apple's usual strategy, it's expected that new iPad Pros due in 2018 will feature a beefed up version of the A11 Bionic chip found in the iPhone 8 and iPhone X lineups, adding two more processing cores into the mix.

Like Apple, Amazon abandons 'skinny' TV bundle plans following network resistance

Wednesday November 15, 2017

For now, Amazon has allegedly jettisoned plans to offer a "skinny" bundle of cable and broadcast TV channels, owing to low expected profit margins and the same problem rumored to have halted Apple's bundle: resistance from networks.

'Alpine White' version of DJI Mavic Pro drone is an Apple store exclusive

Wednesday November 15, 2017

DJI has launched a limited-edition "Alpine White" version of the Mavic Pro, a 4K camera drone which can be viewed and controlled through an iOS app. The special color option will be available exclusively through Apple's retail channels and DJI's own outlets in most countries.

Apple says it will help make limited anti-spam iPhone app for Indian government

Wednesday November 15, 2017

Apple has reportedly bowed to pressure from the Indian government and will help it build an iPhone version of its "Do Not Disturb" anti-spam app, albeit with more limited capabilities than the Android version.

Star Micronics announces first AirPrint-certified point-of-sale receipt printer

Tuesday November 14, 2017

The Star TSP654II AirPrint is the first 58mm and 80mm receipt and ticket printer to get AirPrint certification -- and it will see release very soon.

Reviews lean positive on Pixel Buds, Google's answer to Apple's AirPods

Tuesday November 14, 2017

Some of the first major reviews of Google's Pixel Buds have emerged, mostly espousing a favorable opinion of the AirPods competitors, albeit with some tough criticisms.

Video: Apple iPhone X versus Samsung Galaxy Note 8 benchmark comparison

Tuesday November 14, 2017

The consumer wars between Apple and Samsung will go on as long as both companies are around, as will the debates around which flagship device is more powerful. AppleInsider gets both the iPhone X and the Galaxy Note 8 on our test bench, and put them both through their paces.

Apple faces fresh USITC investigation over alleged Screen Sharing, AirPlay Mirroring patent infringement

Tuesday November 14, 2017

The U.S. International Trade Commission has declared that it has launched an investigation of many of Apple's present and past products that use Screen Sharing and AirPlay Mirroring, after complaints from a company and its licensing subsidiary that develops cross-platform remote access solutions.

Firefox 57 'Quantum' for macOS released, iOS version user interface refresh coming

Tuesday November 14, 2017

Mozilla has wrapped up its "biggest update of code in over ten years with the release of Firefox 57 -- once called "Quantum" -- for macOS, and other platforms.

Director Steven Soderbergh secretly shot new thriller 'Unsane' entirely on Apple's iPhone

Tuesday November 14, 2017

Acclaimed director Steven Soderbergh's next film, a thriller titled "Unsane," will see a wide theatrical release next spring, despite the fact that it was filmed entirely on an iPhone.

Coach ships four new Apple Watch bands for men & women

Tuesday November 14, 2017

Luxury brand Coach has released several new Apple Watch bands for the fall season, looking to draw in fans of Apple's wrist-worn computer as a fashion item.

Apogee reveals iOS and macOS-compatible Mic Plus, lands in Apple stores Wednesday

Tuesday November 14, 2017

Audio electronics producer Apogee has revealed the Mic Plus, a compact studio-grade cardioid microphone that can connect to both iOS devices and Mac desktops, with the professional-quality microphone going on sale in Apple stores starting from Wednesday

Apple supplier Quanta wants AR headsets on market by 2019, faster than Apple's rumored 2020+ timeframe

Tuesday November 14, 2017

Apple's rumored augmented reality (AR) headset could arrive as soon as 2019, comments from one of the company's assembly partners hinted on Tuesday.

Video shows 10-year-old unlocking mother's iPhone X via Face ID

Tuesday November 14, 2017

A video uploaded on Tuesday suggests that the Face ID system on Apple's iPhone X could be fooled not just by twins, but by any family member who bears enough resemblance.

Gamevice MFi controller for iPhone now supports DJI Spark drone, Sphero SPRK+ robot

Tuesday November 14, 2017

Gamevice, an Apple-authorized MFi game controller accessory for iPhone and iPad, has been updated to support a number of other devices, with users able to control the DJI Spark drone and the Sphero SPRK+ robot via the iOS companion apps using the peripheral instead of on-screen controls.

Foxconn profits plummet 39% following iPhone X production woes

Tuesday November 14, 2017

Apple manufacturing partner Foxconn this week posted a 39 percent year-over-year decrease in net profit, losses that industry watchers attribute to the difficult-to-assemble iPhone X, which remains in limited supply.

iOS 11.2 beta switches on quicker 7.5W wireless charging for iPhone 8 & X

Tuesday November 14, 2017

With iOS 11.2, still in beta, Apple has silently enabled promised 7.5-watt wireless Qi charging for the iPhone 8, 8 Plus, and X -- faster than the 5 watts the devices supported at launch.

Apple Watch shipments in Q3 estimated at 3.9M units, including 800,000 Series 3 with LTE

Tuesday November 14, 2017

Apple has regained its position as the biggest producer of wearable devices in the world, analytics firm Canalys claims, with the release of the Apple Watch Series 3 and the cellular model said to help overtake Xiaomi in the third quarter, despite a small contraction in the marketplace.