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2018

Tim Cook may get that US privacy legislation he's expecting in 2019

Wednesday November 28, 2018

Apple CEO Tim Cook's expectation that tech giants will be subjected to privacy regulations may soon become a reality, with a pair of U.S. Senators working on a bipartisan bill mandating the protection of consumer data that could be drafted in early 2019.

Five reasons why Apple is ending unit sales reporting of Mac, iPhone, and iPad

Wednesday November 28, 2018

Unlike any other major consumer electronics company, Apple has long detailed quarterly unit sales along with revenue figures for its major product categories. This initially helped investors get a sense of how many buyers Apple was attracting with its Macs, and later began to reveal to investors how iPod and then iPhone were reaching entirely new audiences. Here's a look at why that's now changing in Apple's Fiscal 2019.

Apple Pay now available in Belgium and Kazakhstan

Wednesday November 28, 2018

Apple Pay has gone live in two more countries, with customers of some banks in Belgium and Kazakhstan now able to make purchases in stores using their iPhones via Apple's mobile payments platform.

Hands on: Boosted's flagship electric skateboard, the Stealth

Tuesday November 27, 2018

We're taking an adventurous turn here at AppleInsider by checking out an iPhone-connected gadget you can ride: Boosted's top-of-the-line electric skateboard, the Stealth.

DriveSavers launches passcode-beating iPhone cracking service for the public

Tuesday November 27, 2018

Data recovery firm DriveSavers is now selling a "passcode lockout recovery" service claimed to be the first for the general public able to crack any iPhone.

iCloud for Windows updates to fix critical issues with Windows 10 October update

Tuesday November 27, 2018

A fresh version of iCloud for Windows, 7.8.1, is now available from Apple, and appears to solve serious compatibility problems with Microsoft's October 2018 update for Windows 10.

Apple lays out 2018's holiday downtime for App Store submissions

Tuesday November 27, 2018

Apple on Tuesday announced its traditional holiday downtime for new App Store submissions, this year scheduled for between Dec. 23 and 27 Pacific time.

Review: Fiets & Fiets modular backpack is perfect for traveling with your Apple gear

Tuesday November 27, 2018

There are a ton of choices of containers to contain your Apple gear while you move about. A good choice presently being crowdfunded is the versatile Fiets & Fiets backpack that appears well suited for an on-the-go lifestyle -- with room for a 15-inch MacBook pro, a 12.9-inch iPad, and all the accessories.

Deal Extended: $225 off every 2018 15-inch MacBook Pro with Vega graphics

Tuesday November 27, 2018

Back by popular demand, Apple authorized reseller Adorama is knocking $225 off every 2018 15-inch MacBook Pro with Vega 16 or Vega 20 graphics for a limited time. Plus, Adorama will not collect sales tax on orders shipped outside NY and NJ.

Holiday 2018 gift guide: Here are the best headphones for the music lover on your shopping list

Tuesday November 27, 2018

If you have recently acquired an iPhone XS or iPhone XR, but find the supplied EarPods not to your liking, or know someone who could do with an upgrade from their existing audio hardware, AppleInsider offers this list of headphones and earphones that may be worth a listen.

Comparing Apple's new 2018 13-inch MacBook Air to the 12-inch MacBook

Tuesday November 27, 2018

Continuing our ongoing MacBook comparison series, we pit the 2017 12-inch MacBook against the 2018 13-inch MacBook Air, the latter of which was recently revamped with a refreshed design, Retina display, Touch ID and more.

Cyber Week 2018: Here are the best Apple deals still live following Black Friday & Cyber Monday

Tuesday November 27, 2018

Now that the dust has settled after Black Friday and Cyber Monday, we're rounding up the best deals still going strong after the holiday weekend, with savings of up to $1,300 off.

Apple has destroyed the potential of the Smart Connector on the new iPad Pro

Tuesday November 27, 2018

Apple moved the Smart Connector in the latest iPad Pros that debuted this fall. Many blushed over the change, but this is not only bad for the iPad Pro now, but has also hurt future expansion in this space.

What you need to get started with podcasting, and how to record one on your Mac

Tuesday November 27, 2018

There's a lot to making a podcast from planning to getting it in front of listeners but it all starts with recording. AppleInsider explains how to pick your equipment and recommends some favourites.

Apple Pay tipped to launch in Belgium on Wednesday

Tuesday November 27, 2018

Apple Pay will launch in Belgium in the very near future, one local report claims, with customers of major bank BNP Paribas Fortis potentially able to start using Apple's mobile payment system from early on Wednesday morning.

iPad & FaceTime continues to open up communication options for disabled

Tuesday November 27, 2018

The iPad has become an essential lifeline for some of its users, one account reveals, with Apple's tablet being used as an outlet for a person with Down syndrome to get in contact with other members of his family, a feat that was previously extremely difficult to perform.

Supreme Court questions Apple's arguments over App Store antitrust suit

Tuesday November 27, 2018

The U.S. Supreme Court challenged about Apple's oral arguments concerning accusations the App Store is a monopoly during oral arguments on Monday, with the iPhone producer insisting the antitrust suit should be brought by app developers, rather than consumers.

Why the end of unit sales reporting of Macs, iPhone, and iPad isn't bad news for Apple

Tuesday November 27, 2018

Apple raised eyebrows when it announced it would no longer be detailing quarterly unit sales for iPhone, iPad, and Macs starting in the December quarter. Various pundits have sought to portray this as Apple having "something to hide," and have added it to their listicles of "bad news" that various writers keep insisting is "piling up" for Apple. They're wrong, here's why.

Reports of a 'second wave' of iPhone production cuts are probably wrong

Tuesday November 27, 2018

Companies within the iPhone supply chain are apparently feeling the effects of Apple's alleged order cuts to varying degrees, as while some firms have revised their revenue estimates downwards, others like TSMC are said to avoid any major financial issues from the reductions.

Apple launches new Entrepreneurship Camp for women with app-driven businesses

Tuesday November 27, 2018

Soon, women will have the chance to attend a new Entreprenuer Camp hosted in Cupertino that is designed to help app-driven businesses that are ownered or stewarded by women.