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2016

Apple ships first LG UltraFine 4K Display orders ahead of MacBook Pro w/ Touch Bar

Friday November 11, 2016

Apple on Friday began shipping the new LG UltraFine 4K Display to customers who placed orders in late October, with current estimates showing deliveries scheduled to arrive in the middle of next week.

Craft sales platform Etsy adds support for Apple Pay on the web

Friday November 11, 2016

Etsy on Friday launched support for web-based Apple Pay transactions, marking a small but significant expansion of the technology.

1Password for Mac gets support for Touch Bar & Touch ID on new MacBook Pros

Friday November 11, 2016

AgileBits has updated its flagship password management app for the Mac, 1Password, with support for the Touch ID and Touch Bar features on 2016 MacBook Pros.

iPad refresh rumored for March, featuring both iPad Pro models plus 10.9-inch size

Friday November 11, 2016

According to supply chain rumors, Apple is planning to update the 9.7- and 12.9-inch iPad Pro line, in conjunction with releasing a bezel-less 10.9-inch iPad in a March release event.

Purpose of Apple's 'Control Strip' trademark filing detailed in Touch Bar developer guidelines

Friday November 11, 2016

A trademark application for the term "Control Strip" fueled speculation that it might be the name Apple would use to refer to what is now officially known as the Touch Bar on its new MacBook Pros. But Apple's developer guidelines reveal that the Control Strip is the official name for an essential portion of the Touch Bar.

Analysts reaffirm rumors of curved 5- & 5.8-inch 'iPhone 8' models in 2017

Friday November 11, 2016

A new analyst report tells investors to expect both 5- and 5.8-inch curved, bezel-free iPhones in the future, after visiting production lines and suppliers in China.

Pro video editor with hands-on time praises new MacBook Pro for Touch Bar & speed

Friday November 11, 2016

A video editor who obtained early access to Apple's new Touch Bar-equipped MacBook Pro has posted a blog entry claiming the laptop is well-suited to video editing, while dismissing complaints about its ports forcing people to use adapters.

Tim Cook celebrates Veterans Day with picture of ex-military employed by Apple

Friday November 11, 2016

Apple CEO Tim Cook has taken to Twitter to commemorate Veterans Day, with a photo featuring some of the veterans that work at the company's Cupertino campus.

Spotify promises fix for Mac glitch causing excessive writes on hard disks & SSDs

Friday November 11, 2016

Spotify is currently rolling out a patch for a major bug, which can -- at least in some cases -- cause its desktop apps to write tens or hundreds of gigabytes to a hard disk or SSD in the space of an hour, according to an official spokesperson.

With MacBook Pro shipments imminent, Mac App Store approving Touch Bar apps

Friday November 11, 2016

With new MacBook Pro orders set to arrive soon, Apple has started approving third-party apps on the App Store that utilize the new Touch Bar for input, and authenticate with Touch ID.

AppleInsider podcast talks MacBook Pro with Touch Bar, the meaning of 'Pro,' and iPhone news

Friday November 11, 2016

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Victor and Dan discuss MacBook Pros, what makes a Pro machine 'Pro', and the latest in iPhone news and rumors.

Apple supplier Japan Display discusses $703M bailout from Japanese government

Friday November 11, 2016

Japan Display, a major Apple LCD display supplier, is reportedly in advanced talks to receive a 75 billion yen ($703 million) bailout from the government-backed fund Innovation Network Corp. of Japan, one of its biggest investors.

Breastfeeding, T-Rex highlight proposed shortlist of 51 emoji set to debut in 2017

Thursday November 10, 2016

The Unicode Consortium on Thursday announced an updated shortlist of 51 new emoji characters that could see release next year as part of Unicode 10, with additions ranging from familiar yellow faces to animals and various food items.

Apple's new Touch Bar MacBook Pros and the future of Macs

Thursday November 10, 2016

Whether you just skim headlines or deeply scour the Internet for every last word on the subject, Apple's latest MacBook Pro introduction appeared to be greeted with mountains of complaints from fans and haters alike, all united in their quivering fear of an existential threat to the Macintosh as a viable platform. Time to breathe!

Closeout bargains: Save up to $400 instantly on MacBooks, iPads, AppleCare & accessories with no tax outside NY and NJ

Thursday November 10, 2016

Shoppers this week can save up to $400 on closeout MacBooks, iPads, iMacs, accessories and even AppleCare at Adorama -- with no tax outside NY and NJ. Popular picks include Apple's 2015 12" MacBook (1.3GHz/8GB/256GB) in Gold for $1,199 and iPad Smart Covers for $14.99 (75% off).

Apple's 'iBooks StoryTime' tvOS app lets kids read along to their favorite books

Thursday November 10, 2016

Apple on Thursday released iBooks StoryTime, a new first-party tvOS app that brings handpicked children's books to the big screen with Read-Aloud narration, fun graphics and animations, and Siri Remote compatibility.

MacBook Pro with Touch Bar orders updating, Apple readies first shipments

Thursday November 10, 2016

A batch of orders for early MacBook Pro with Touch Bar have updated, with some very early purchasers being told that the order was "preparing for shipment" and could be delivered as soon as Friday afternoon.

@AppleSupport picks up Twitter award for customer service

Thursday November 10, 2016

Twitter on Thursday handed Apple's official support account a Gold #Customer prize, coming as part of the first annual Twitter Awards, meant to recognize the social network's advertising partners.

Best Buy 2016 Black Friday deals include $50 off Apple Watch, $200 off 5K iMac, more

Thursday November 10, 2016

Electronics retailer Best Buy has also made public its 2016 "Black Friday" deal assortment, with the vendor offering lower prices on the 9.7-inch iPad Pro, a MacBook Air, and two models of iMac including one 5K configuration.

Apple TV universal search expands to CW Seed shows like 'Whose Line is It Anyway,' 'Vixen'

Thursday November 10, 2016

Apple has silently updated its universal search for the fourth-generation Apple TV, flagging CW Seed, MUBI, and Hopster as viewing options when a person has the appropriate apps installed.