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2018

Apple planning to ramp iPhone XR production to 'over 50 percent' of new iPhones

Wednesday September 19, 2018

Although much of its media hype has been focused on the iPhone XS and XS Max, Apple is reportedly planning to boost production of the iPhone XR past the 50 percent ratio by December.

Evernote culls 15 percent of its staff in bid for increased efficiency

Wednesday September 19, 2018

Productivity app Evernote has made a major reduction to its workforce, eliminating approximately 15 percent of its employees in a bid to make the company more efficient, shortly after the departure of key employees from the business.

Music Modernization Act passes Senate unscathed in bid to fix music streaming royalties

Wednesday September 19, 2018

The Music Modernization Act, a bill that aims to update laws relating to music licensing and royalty payments to take into account new services like Apple Music and Spotify, has taken one more step closer to becoming law, after the U.S. Senate unanimously passed the proposal.

Qualcomm dealt early blow in second ITC action against Apple

Wednesday September 19, 2018

Qualcomm's second U.S. International Trade Commission complaint against Apple is not going as planned. Staff for the agency this week issued a recommendation that found none of the chipmaker's remaining patents-in-suit infringed, adding that an iPhone import ban would adversely impact the cellular modem market.

Code in iOS 12.1 beta hints at Memoji syncing over iCloud, references 'iPad2018Fall'

Tuesday September 18, 2018

Lines of code unearthed in Apple's first iOS 12.1 beta, released earlier on Tuesday, suggest a future version of the operating system will support syncing of Memoji characters over iCloud, a feature that points to potential integration with a rumored iPad Pro with TrueDepth camera array. Further spelunking reveals references to an "iPad2018Fall," hinting that the device could launch soon.

Apple stores now sell Spire Health Tags for holistic self quantification

Tuesday September 18, 2018

Apple retail channels this week started sales of Spire Health Tags, small, machine-washable devices with a long battery life that sticks to a user's clothes to monitor heart rate and track steps, breathing, stress levels and sleep patterns.

Apple shares several early iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max reviews ahead of launch

Tuesday September 18, 2018

Ahead of the iPhone XS and XS Max release this Friday, Apple has highlighted a few of the early reviews praising the latest handsets.

iOS 12.1 beta includes support for Face ID in landscape mode, likely for iPad Pros

Tuesday September 18, 2018

The first iOS 12.1 beta, released earlier on Tuesday, appears to include support for Face ID authentication while a device is in landscape mode, though the option is likely to be reserved for upcoming iPad Pros.

Low heart rate monitoring included in watchOS 5

Tuesday September 18, 2018

Apple debuted a trio of new heart rate monitoring features set to be included in the Apple Watch Series 4. As it turns out, at least one of them was included in watchOS 5 for existing Apple Watch owners.

What's new in watchOS 5.1 beta 1

Tuesday September 18, 2018

The first beta of watchOS 5.1 was released to developers on Tuesday and while we aren't able to test every feature quite yet, we do know a few things about the forthcoming update.

Google Maps becomes first third-party navigation app with Apple CarPlay support

Tuesday September 18, 2018

Google on Tuesday updated the iOS version of Google Maps with CarPlay support, taking advantage of iOS 12's ability to employ navigation options beyond Apple Maps.

Activity app challenge awards go missing for some iOS 12 upgraders

Tuesday September 18, 2018

Some iPhone owners may notice some of their Activity Challenge awards have disappeared from their list of achievements after updating to iOS 12, Apple warns, advising a fix to restore the missing accolades is on the way.

Everything new in iOS 12.1 beta 1: Group FaceTime returns!

Tuesday September 18, 2018

The first developer beta of iOS 12.1 has been seeded to developers. AppleInsider takes the plunge to discover any new features or changes buried within.

Inside iOS 12: AutoFill gives password manager apps on your iPhone a big boost

Tuesday September 18, 2018

After years of steadily absorbing features like suggesting strong passwords and remembering the ones you've got, iOS 12 now gives back to password manager developers. The new AutoFill lets your third-party password manager be on tap in more places and much more easily. AppleInsider unlocks what you do -- and where the unexpected limitations are.

Woot has LG Ultra Fine 4K and 5K USB-C displays for Apple's MacBook Pro on sale from $269 today only

Tuesday September 18, 2018

Amazon-owned Woot is running a flash sale on LG's Ultra Fine 4K and 5K displays. Grab the factory reconditioned USB-C models, which are compatible with Apple's current iMacs and MacBook Pros, at up to $650 off with free shipping for Prime members. Prices are valid today only while supplies last, so don't delay.

Apple issues first developer betas for iOS 12.1, watchOS 5.1, and tvOS 12.1

Tuesday September 18, 2018

Apple has restarted its beta release cycle once again, one day after ending the previous cycle by shipping public releases, with new first beta builds of iOS 12.1, watchOS 5.1 and tvOS 12.1 being issued to developers for testing.

What has changed with AppleCare+ for iPhone XS or Apple Watch and why you should consider coverage

Tuesday September 18, 2018

AppleCare+, Apple's warranty add-on service to help manage the cost of accidental damage, received some changes as part of the introduction of the iPhone XS and the Apple Watch Series 4. AppleInsider explains what has been altered, and why you should consider paying for the extra cover.

These Qi wireless chargers will power your new iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max or iPhone XR

Tuesday September 18, 2018

It is likely that people upgrading their smartphone to the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, or iPhone XR may want to take advantage of the wireless charging functionality offered by them all. AppleInsider highlights some of the best Qi wireless chargers available on the market to power your iPhone XS, XS Max or XR.

Bogus hot takes about low iPhone X demand being repeated about iPhone XS

Tuesday September 18, 2018

Financial blogs are taking seriously an early claim by a Rosenblatt Securities analyst who says he's discovered that preorders of Apple's new iPhone XS and XS Max were "weaker compared to iPhone X preorders" a year ago. Reports have failed to note, however, that analyst Jun Zhang was wrong last year, too.

Apple pays Ireland record shattering $15 billion lump sum to settle tax dispute

Tuesday September 18, 2018

Ahead of an upcoming appeal of a 2016 tax ruling, Apple has paid the equivalent of over $15 billion to the Irish government to settle claims of underpayment of tax to the European Union.