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2017

Apple spends an estimated $247.51 on iPhone 8 parts, $288.08 on iPhone 8 Plus

Monday September 25, 2017

Apple CEO Tim Cook has repeatedly dismissed bill of material estimates as incorrect, but that's not stopping research firm IHS Markit to share its latest findings with industry analysts. This year, the firm estimates Apple spends $247.51 on the components that comprise one 4.7-inch iPhone 8 with 64GB of storage.

Watch: Everything you need to know about Apple's macOS High Sierra release

Monday September 25, 2017

Apple on Monday released its latest and greatest Mac operating system, macOS 10.13 High Sierra, to users around the world. Check out what's new in this video.

Apple updates iMovie for Mac with HEVC support

Monday September 25, 2017

Following the release of maOS 10.13 High Sierra on Monday, Apple has updated its consumer level video editing tool, iMovie, with support for High Efficiency Video Encoding, a tentpole video feature introduced alongside the company's latest hardware and software releases.

Apple's iPhone 8 supports EVS for high-quality audio over LTE

Monday September 25, 2017

Gone largely unnoticed in the aftermath of Apple's iPhone unveiling, the new iPhone 8 lineup now supports the enhanced voice services (EVS) codec, promising higher quality calls over LTE networks that support the feature.

macOS High Sierra vulnerability may let unsigned apps steal Keychain logins in plaintext

Monday September 25, 2017

Apple's macOS High Sierra contains a vulnerability that lets apps discover Keychain passwords in plaintext, though it requires victims to intentionally override built-in security, a researcher noted on Monday.

Apple updates iBooks Author with wide color gamut support, easier Photos imports

Monday September 25, 2017

Apple on Monday issued an update to iBooks Author, its tool for building interactive e-books viewable on Mac and iOS devices -- its first such update since 2016.

macOS High Sierra includes support for H.265 video, but Final Cut Pro users are still waiting

Monday September 25, 2017

The iPhone 8 shoots H.265 4K video, and macOS High Sierra can view it, but editors who rely on Final Cut Pro X cannot yet utilize the codec until Apple issues a highly anticipated update.

Amazon slashes 4K video prices in apparent reaction to iTunes 4K deals

Monday September 25, 2017

Amazon has dramatically reduced the costs of 4K movies on Amazon Video, undercutting prices at Apple's iTunes for streaming on the Apple TV 4K.

Apple releases macOS 10.13 High Sierra with APFS, Metal 2, new Safari, Photos improvements

Monday September 25, 2017

High Sierra has arrived for all users, and brings the Apple File System to the Mac for the first time, while introducing support for a variety of other standards such as HEVC video, HEIF image encoding, and Apple's Metal 2 graphics platform supporting technology like external GPUs.

Giveaway: Enter to win an unlocked iPhone 8 in Space Gray complete with a Speck Presidio Ultra case

Monday September 25, 2017

AppleInsider has partnered with Speck this week to offer readers the chance to win a special iPhone 8 package. One lucky winner will receive an unlocked 64GB iPhone 8 in Space Gray complete with a Presidio Ultra case from Speck to keep the new device safe and secure. Total combined value exceeds $750.

Apple switches from Bing to Google as default search platform in Siri, iOS Search, and Mac's Spotlight

Monday September 25, 2017

Apple is switching from Microsoft's Bing to Google as the default Web search provider for Siri, iOS Search, and Spotlight on the Mac, the company announced on Monday.

MLB At Bat to get Apple ARKit enhancements for 2018 season

Monday September 25, 2017

Major League Baseball is in the middle of testing ARKit features for its At Bat iOS app, which will offer people live statistics as they watch a game from the stands.

Deals: Apple Watch Series 2 as low as $289 ($80-$120 off); 2017 13" Touch Bar $1,649 ($150 off); high-end 15" MacBook Pro $2,099 ($700 off)

Monday September 25, 2017

Kicking off the last week in September, Apple authorized resellers are rolling out discounts on remaining Apple Watch 2 devices with savings of $80 to $120 off. Apple's Mid 2017 13" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar is also $150 off, while the Late 2016 high-end 15" MacBook Pro is $2,099 with no tax outside NY and NJ.

Latest Apple Park drone video shows construction progressing past debut of Steve Jobs Theater

Monday September 25, 2017

Sunset drone footage of Apple Park in Cupertino shows that construction is still very much ongoing at the new headquarters, even after this month's public debut of the Steve Jobs Theater.

Apple taking cautious approach with iPhone X production before preorders begin - report

Monday September 25, 2017

With preorders for the iPhone X not set to start for over a month, Apple is said to be employing a conservative approach with production of its flagship handset, as suppliers are reportedly turning out parts at a pace slower than anticipated.

iPhone X preorders could top 50 million, but TrueDepth camera is bottleneck for Apple

Monday September 25, 2017

The premium-priced iPhone X is on track to be a colossal success for Apple, but whether or not the company can overcome production issues to satisfy consumer demand remains a major question mark ahead of its November launch.

Apple rumored to launch jumbo-sized 6.46-inch iPhone X in 2018

Monday September 25, 2017

Reports from South Korea suggest that Apple has ruled out a 5.2-inch OLED phone in 2018, and is examining two sizes of OLED screens with one very similar to the iPhone X, plus a large-format LED model.

New levels, character coming to 'Super Mario Run' with 50% discount

Monday September 25, 2017

Nintendo is preparing to release a major update to 'Super Mario Run' on September 29, with the Friday upgrade introducing new content to the iOS platform game, including a new game mode and playable character, with a discount implementing at the time of the update's release cutting the price of unlocking the full game in half.

High Sierra validates Mac firmware weekly, alerts users to possible security issues

Monday September 25, 2017

A new routine in High Sierra runs automatically weekly and checks the firmware of the Mac that is installed on to check for modifications that may jeopardize the security of the machine.

Apple Watch Series 3 teardown finds slightly bigger battery, few other changes beyond LTE

Monday September 25, 2017

A teardown of the Apple Watch Series 3 published on Monday found that the device is largely similar to the Series 2, but with some redesign work to accommodate LTE technology.