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2017

Apple Music loses important exclusive as Taylor Swift comes to Spotify, other services

Thursday June 08, 2017

Beginning on Friday, the back catalog of pop singer Taylor Swift will be available on all major streaming services, putting an end to one of Apple's most useful exclusives.

Teardowns find Apple's 2017 MacBook & MacBook Pro models virtually unchanged in design

Thursday June 08, 2017

Apple's new 12-inch MacBook and 13-inch Touch Bar MacBook Pro models are essentially unchanged from their predecessors apart from performance boosts, according to teardowns published on Thursday.

Apple CEO Tim Cook shares photos from MIT tour ahead of commencement speech

Thursday June 08, 2017

Apple chief Tim Cook on Thursday shared photos from a tour of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he's scheduled to deliver a commencement address on Friday.

First look at Apple's external GPU developer's kit for the macOS High Sierra beta

Thursday June 08, 2017

Apple's external GPU developer's kit is shipping, and AppleInsider takes an examination of the contents, and delves a bit into compatibility.

Dr. Christine Darden, Todd Stabelfeldt and Miral Kotb deliver blockbuster special sessions on technology and changing the world at Apple's WWDC17

Thursday June 08, 2017

This week at its Worldwide Developer Conference, Apple presented a series of lunchtime presentations from speakers who each shared their story of overcoming seemingly impossible obstacles through the application of technology and their own persistent determination.

Apple's Tim Cook, other tech CEOs poised to attend White House summit led by Jared Kushner

Thursday June 08, 2017

An inaugural meeting of the American Technology Council -- organized by the Trump administration, and led by President Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner -- will reportedly take place at the White House on June 19, and may see as many as 12 major tech executives attend, including Apple's Tim Cook.

Growth of Apple's Siri hampered by privacy & departure of key staff - report

Thursday June 08, 2017

Apple's Siri is failing to keep up with rival assistants from Amazon and Google not just because of fences created by privacy, but because of related staff departures, according to several former members of the Siri team.

Sonnet eGFX Breakaway Box Thunderbolt 3 graphics card enclosures shipping in late June for $299

Thursday June 08, 2017

Sonnet, the supplier of Thunderbolt 3 GPU enclosures Apple is providing to developers as part of an External Graphics Development Kit, is preparing to ship the eGFX Breakaway Box used in the kit to consumers from next month, giving end users a way to increase the graphical power of their iMac and MacBooks.

Apple Pay person-to-person transfers will be free with debit card, incur 3% fee with credit card

Thursday June 08, 2017

This fall's launch of iOS 11 will include secure person-to-person money transfers authorized by Apple Pay, but if you use it with a credit card instead of debit, the service comes with a caveat: an industry-standard 3 percent fee.

Inside watchOS 4: Use NFC to pair the Apple Watch with an iPhone

Thursday June 08, 2017

One of the most obvious things to add to the Apple Watch is a new way to pair it to an iPhone. Starting with iOS 11 and WatchOS 4, Apple has added the ability to pair the devices through Near Field Communication.

Hands-on: GoPro's 360-degree 5.2K Fusion VR camera

Thursday June 08, 2017

GoPro on Thursday gave AppleInsider a closer look at the company's upcoming Fusion camera, a 5.2K resolution 360-degree camera that will bring immersive virtual reality recording to the masses.

GarageBand for Mac update adds Touch Bar support, more virtual drummers

Thursday June 08, 2017

Apple on Monday released an update for GarageBand on Mac, adding Touch Bar support to the music creation software, with other additions including a design refresh to make the audio tool easier to use, three new drummers, and more drum loops to be added to a user's composition.

Inside macOS 10.13 High Sierra: APFS benefits end users with space, speed

Thursday June 08, 2017

Apple's next-generation APFS has made its way to macOS High Sierra after an official debut on iOS 10.3, and with it comes essentially instant file copies, better efficiency for greater overall speed, and fine-tuning of read and write operations boosting system performance.

B&H is now shipping Apple's new 2017 13" MacBook Pros and 21" and 27" iMacs with no tax in 48 states [u]

Thursday June 08, 2017

Fresh on the heels of Apple's WWDC hardware announcements, B&H Photo is now shipping several Mid 2017 13-inch MacBook Pro and iMac configurations with free expedited delivery and no tax outside NY and NJ. Updated availability on June 9.

Teardown, testing discover Apple made 2017 iMacs easier for users to upgrade

Thursday June 08, 2017

Apple is making its recently-released iMacs more easily upgradeable, with retailer OWC confirming the base specification 27-inch 5K iMac can be fitted with up to 64GB of RAM, while an iFixit teardown reveals both the memory and the processor used in the 21.5-inch 4K iMac can be removed and replaced.

See how Apple Pay person-to-person payments will work in iOS 11

Thursday June 08, 2017

With iOS 11 coming this fall, Apple Pay will allow you to send money directly to friends, family and others through the Messages app. See how it will work in AppleInsider's latest video.

Inside iOS 11: App Store renovation for iPhone, iPad clearly Apple Music inspired

Thursday June 08, 2017

Other than speed enhancements and new multitasking features, some of the changes to iOS 11 are cosmetic -- one of those surface changes is the appearance of the App Store to make it more look like Apple Music's design language.

Apple opens up HomeKit development with software authentication & looser licensing

Wednesday June 07, 2017

In a Wednesday session during the company's ongoing Worldwide Developers Conference in San Jose, Apple announced a pair of changes to HomeKit meant to encourage faster adoption of the smarthome platform.

Apple's latest 'Shot on iPhone' ad taps Carl Sagan & nature imagery to sell video features

Wednesday June 07, 2017

Apple on Wednesday premiered its latest "Shot on iPhone" commercial, "Earth," this time focused around the iPhone's video capabilities.

China arrests 22 suspects for selling Apple user data on black market

Wednesday June 07, 2017

Police in the coastal Chinese province of Zhejiang have arrested 22 Apple distributors, accusing them of reselling iPhone user data to anyone willing to pay.