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2017

Apple ditching Imagination Technologies GPU technology, moving design in-house

Monday April 03, 2017

Apple is pulling out of a partnership with Imagination Technologies, the British company behind the graphics technology used in iOS devices, with Apple's decision to stop using Imagination's intellectual property within two years prompting the UK firm's shares to plunge in value by more than 60 percent.

Apple, Amazon, Google identified as bidders for Toshiba's NAND flash memory business

Monday April 03, 2017

Three tech firms -- Apple, Amazon, and Google -- have reportedly joined the considerable list of bidders of Toshiba's NAND flash memory business, now on the market as Toshiba looks to raise $9 billion to cover losses at its U.S. nuclear unit, Westinghouse.

Apple considering selling 'premium' TV bundle with HBO, Starz & Showtime - report

Sunday April 02, 2017

Taking an alternate approach to entering pay TV, Apple is reportedly proposing a bundle of three "premium" channels -- namely HBO, Showtime, and Starz.

Workflow looks to have long future at Apple, but users face short-term changes

Sunday April 02, 2017

Despite the long-term benefits Workflow will reap from Apple's acquisition, existing users have already seen features disappear. AppleInsider assesses the pros and cons of the buy.

iLuv's Rainbow8 is a decent Wi-Fi smartbulb for Apple's HomeKit, but not much more

Saturday April 01, 2017

On its own iLuv's new Rainbow8 does what a HomeKit bulb needs to, and should satisfy most people. A poor app and a lack of IFTTT or Alexa integration, however, may mean there are better choices.

This week on AI: Apple Car plans, AR glasses move ahead, iOS 10.3 & more

Saturday April 01, 2017

While the arrival of iOS 10.3, macOS 10.12.4, and the new "budget" iPad likely grabbed the most attention this week, we also saw teases of AR glasses, car plans, and some of the display technology that might come to the "iPhone 8" and "7s."

Samsung's Galaxy S8 facial recognition feature defeated with digital photo

Friday March 31, 2017

Samsung with its Galaxy S8 introduced a new device unlock feature based on facial recognition software, but it seems all it takes to bypass the low-level security layer is a photo of a registered user.

Apple closes WWDC 2017 registrations, notifies lottery winners

Friday March 31, 2017

Following five days of submissions, Apple on Friday closed ticket lottery registrations for the 2017 Worldwide Developers Conference and started the process of sending out email confirmations to those selected to attend.

Samsung could have its own Apple Park with $5 billion, but has the ashes of Galaxy Note 7 instead

Friday March 31, 2017

There are a lot of ways to blow through $5,000,000,000. Apple supposedly spent that much building its new Apple Park campus, while Samsung says it figuratively (and literally) will burn through that much capital in the aftermath of rushing its flawed Galaxy Note 7 to market and then pulling it off shelves in one of the worst operational catastrophes in the history of the smartphone industry.

It's World Backup Day! Here are the best iCloud alternatives for backing up your Mac

Friday March 31, 2017

In honor of World Backup Day, we're rounding up the best backup alternatives to Apple's iCloud service to keep your data safe and secure.

Apple marks Autism Acceptance Month at App Store, sets up musical 'Field Trips'

Friday March 31, 2017

Apple is engaged in a pair of activities to promote April as Autism Acceptance Month, including a new collection at the App Store, and tailored "Field Trips" at its retail outlets.

Analysts claim True Tone technology will be included in both 'iPhone 7s' and 'iPhone 8'

Friday March 31, 2017

The next generation of iPhones may include True Tone technology, a research note from Barclays analysts claims, suggesting the 'iPhone 7s,' the 'iPhone 7s Plus,' and the 'iPhone 8' will have the same ambient light sensing feature as used on the 9.7-inch iPad Pro.

How to securely back up your iPhone or iPad to iCloud or iTunes

Friday March 31, 2017

It was probably prudent to make a backup of all of your iPhone's data before the shift to APFS with iOS 10.3 was applied, but fortunately it all went okay -- but what if it hadn't? In celebration of Backup Day, AppleInsider shows you how to back up your iPhone or iPad.

New Apple Watch Series 2 ad showcases waterproofing & fitness features

Friday March 31, 2017

Apple on Friday debuted a new ad, "Live Bright," once again highlighting the fitness-connected features on the Apple Watch Series 2, particularly its waterproofing.

Test finds Apple's MacBook and MacBook Pro only laptops to match or beat advertised battery claims

Friday March 31, 2017

Apple's MacBooks are the only current laptops to meet or exceed their makers' battery life claims, British testing publication Which? found in a comparison of several major brands.

Verizon reportedly plans to launch own 'over-the-top' internet TV service

Friday March 31, 2017

Verizon is reportedly working on its own internet television service, with the carrier said to be securing streaming rights from a number of television networks in preparation for a nationwide launch this year, possibly as soon as this summer.

Apple assembler Foxconn sees quarterly revenues surge on high iPhone sales

Friday March 31, 2017

Apple's main assembly partner, Foxconn, reportedly saw its net income jump 30 percent to $2.3 billion in the December quarter, fueled heavily by the first full quarter of iPhone 7 sales.

Himax reportedly joining 3D sensor supply chain for 'iPhone 8'

Friday March 31, 2017

Rumors of 3D-sensing features being included in Apple's rumored OLED iPhone are continuing to grow, with the Taiwanese Himax Technologies reportedly joining the supply chain for the device, providing glass for a module constructed by Lumentum.

AppleInsider podcast talks new iPads, Samsung, and Apple's end to 32-bit apps

Friday March 31, 2017

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Victor and Mikey talk about the new iPads, the Samsung Galaxy S8 launch and what happened to Apple's stock price, and the impending iOS switch to only 64-bit apps that could break apps you may rely on.

Apple debuts App Accelerator in Bangalore as Phil Schiller visits India

Friday March 31, 2017

Apple on Friday inaugurated its promised App Accelerator center in Bangalore, India, which will support developers through means like talks by experts and one-on-one app reviews.