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2018

Top Apple execs earn nearly $22M each in vested stock

Tuesday April 03, 2018

Apple's annual bonus structure paid out for seven top executives last week with the vesting of batches of restricted stock grants worth up to nearly $22 million.

Apple issues first macOS High Sierra 10.13.5 beta to developers

Tuesday April 03, 2018

Following the release of macOS High Sierra 10.13.4 on Friday, Apple has restarted the operating system testing cycle once again, issuing its first beta of macOS 10.13.5 to developers enrolled in Apple's testing program on Tuesday.

Apple nabs Google's chief of AI and search John Giannandrea to broaden Siri, self-driving car programs

Tuesday April 03, 2018

Apple has hired John Giannandrea away from Google to head up Apple's machine learning and AI strategy, and will report directly to CEO Tim Cook.

Apple says male UK staff earn average of 5 percent more than women

Tuesday April 03, 2018

On average, men at Apple's U.K. operations earn 5 percent more than women, the company revealed on Tuesday, a day ahead of a deadline for British companies over 250 people to disclose their gender gaps.

A brief history of the iPad, Apple's once and future tablet

Tuesday April 03, 2018

April 3 marks the eighth anniversary of the iPad's launch and first shipments -- and that day brought a product that has revolutionized the definition of a tablet and seen great success. But, the iPad has struggled with its identity in recent times in view of bigger and more powerful smartphones.

Public betas of iOS 11.4 and tvOS 11.4 are now available

Tuesday April 03, 2018

A day after the release of initial developer code, Apple has made the first public betas of iOS 11.4 and tvOS 11.4 available.

Video: Everything you need to know about AirPlay 2 in iOS 11.4

Tuesday April 03, 2018

AirPlay 2 will bring new enhancements to streaming audio on the HomePod, Apple TV, iOS devices, and third-party speakers. We went hands-on to see how it works.

Apple Music almost doubles new Weeknd song streams versus Spotify

Tuesday April 03, 2018

The new EP by pop/R&B singer The Weeknd managed over 26 million streams within 24 hours on Apple Music, Apple said on Tuesday, some 6 million of those belonging to the song "Call Out My Name."

Apple Music for Android updates with iOS music video features

Tuesday April 03, 2018

Apple this week updated the Android client for Apple Music to support the service's new emphasis on music videos.

2018 iPad teardown finds few major changes beyond A10 Fusion processor, Apple Pencil support

Tuesday April 03, 2018

The new, education-focused iPad device offers two major changes, as well as a few minor ones, according to iFixit's iPad 6 teardown, released Tuesday

Compared: 2018 iPad shows how far Apple has progressed versus the original iPad in eight years

Tuesday April 03, 2018

The latest installment of AppleInsider's comparisons between the latest iPad release and others in the product range takes a look at the earliest releases, showing how far Apple's tablet has progressed in just eight years since the first shipment of the original iPad on April 3, 2010, while still retaining the same overall appearance as its predecessors.

15-inch MacBook Pro refresh could have Intel's new six-core i9 processor

Tuesday April 03, 2018

Intel on Tuesday unveiled its latest laptop processors based on the Coffee Lake platform, most notably bringing its high-performance Core i9 line to laptops for the first time in the same thermal profile that the existing 15-inch MacBook Pro design can accommodate -- but the new chips still don't support LPDDR4 RAM.

Apple and TSMC starting Apple Watch MicroLED display mass production later this year

Tuesday April 03, 2018

Apple's work on developing MicroLED panels is slowly nearing mass production, according to the report, by partnering with TSMC to manufacture small panels for use in the Apple Watch and the rumored AR wearable device, potentially starting later this year.

Flash Deal: $400 off Apple's 13" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar, equipped with 16GB RAM

Tuesday April 03, 2018

Woot, an Amazon company, is knocking $400 off Apple's Late 2016 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar. Equipped with 16GB of memory, this config in Space Gray or Silver is priced at $1,599.99 today only.

Apple to report fiscal Q2 2018 earnings on May 1

Monday April 02, 2018

Apple will reveal quarterly earnings for its second fiscal quarter of 2018 on May 1, the company said on Monday, offering further insight on iPhone sales performance after what Wall Street called a lackluster holiday quarter.

DirecTV Now extends free Apple TV 4K offer with 3 months of prepaid service

Monday April 02, 2018

DirecTV has extended its popular free Apple TV 4K promotion with three months of prepaid DirecTV Now service. Plans start at $35 per month, making the 32GB Apple TV 4K with service as low as $105.

Instagram nixes native Apple Watch app, citing death of watchOS 1 SDK

Monday April 02, 2018

With its latest iOS update, Facebook's Instagram has also killed its native Apple Watch app, once used to showcase the first-generation Watch that launched in 2015.

Apple Maps gains statewide transit coverage in Arkansas, Ohio, Maryland & West Virginia

Monday April 02, 2018

Apple's continuing expansion of public transit directions in Maps has brought coverage to most urban areas in Arkansas, Ohio, Maryland, and West Virginia -- though the company still has much work to do to catch up with Google.

Video: Everything new in iOS 11.4 including AirPlay 2, Messages in iCloud, and more

Monday April 02, 2018

The first developer beta of iOS 11.4 has been released, marking major feature additions like the arrival of AirPlay 2, Messages in iCloud and more. Check out the changes in our hands-on video.

Apple planning to ditch Intel chips in Macs for its own custom silicon in 2020

Monday April 02, 2018

Apple is expected to ditch Intel's x86 architecture using its own chips in the Mac as soon as 2020, with the fruits of project "Kalamata" similar to a move that it has pulled twice before.