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2017

Apple delays HomePod launch until 'early 2018'

Friday November 17, 2017

Originally scheduled to debut in December, Apple has pushed the launch of its Siri-equipped HomePod speaker into early 2018, saying the company needs more time to complete the home audio accessory.

Faster LTE speeds expected from Apple's 2018 iPhones with upgraded baseband chips from Intel, Qualcomm

Friday November 17, 2017

While current iPhones are limited to 2x2 MIMO technology, Apple is now rumored to upgrade to 4x4 MIMO for its 2018 iPhone models, offering users the fastest cellular LTE speeds available yet in an iPhone.

Android smartphones expected to follow Apple's iPhone X lead in adopting 3D sensor tech

Friday November 17, 2017

Looking to keep up with the competition from Apple's iPhone X, a number of Android smartphone makers are expected to adopt 3D sensors for products launching in 2018.

Special delivery: Apple rush orders giant replacement glass for soon-to-open Brooklyn store

Friday November 17, 2017

Days after a massive pane of glass shattered at Apple's upcoming downtown Brooklyn retail store, the company received a replacement piece Friday morning, custom ordered from German glass manufacturer Sedak.

AppleInsider podcast talks rumored iPhone X Plus, Face ID 'hacks,' iPad Pro 2018 and more

Friday November 17, 2017

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Neil and Victor talk about the iPhone X lineup for 2018, the supposed Face ID 'hacks', and a major motion picture shot entirely on iPhone 7 Plus.

Tesla unveils new Semi with a 500 mile range, Roadster that can hit 250 miles per hour

Friday November 17, 2017

Elon Musk's Tesla has debuted its semi truck that was previously expected with a 500 mile range between charges, and also unveiled a new roadster capable of going 620 miles -- with the ability to go zero to 60 miles per hour in 1.9 seconds.

IK Multimedia ships iRig Keys I/O keyboard MIDI interface that can record microphones and other instruments

Thursday November 16, 2017

K Multimedia has added another device to its audio interface line, introducing the iRig Keys I/O as pair of MFi-certified MIDI controllers that can be used to create music on an iPhone or iPad, using its included keyboard or via another instrument or microphone using the device as a preamp.

Apple dominates all electronics, jewelry companies in ethical sourcing of conflict minerals

Thursday November 16, 2017

A report from a conflict mineral advocacy group puts Apple well ahead of other companies including Google, Microsoft, and Intel in efforts to develop supply chains of metals outside of conflict zones like the Congo.

Time includes iPhone X in its list of '25 Best Inventions of 2017'

Thursday November 16, 2017

Time Magazine has named the iPhone X as one of the '25 Best Inventions of 2017,' calling Apple's flagship mobile device 'arguably the world's most sophisticated smartphone' over its new display, its augmented reality applications, and the inclusion of Face ID.

Apple, Intel engineers reportedly tightly engaged to produce 5G modem for future iPhone

Thursday November 16, 2017

Apple may completely ditch Qualcomm for a 5G modem in the future, with a new report claiming that iPhone engineers are working closely with Intel to deliver gigabit per second wireless speeds.

Apple announces that it won't accept app updates built with watchOS 1.0 SDK after April 1, 2018

Thursday November 16, 2017

Apple has issued guidance to developers, suggesting that it will discontinue support for watchOS 1, with updates for apps limited to that version no longer accepted after April 1, 2018.

New Apple video blurs the line between iPad Pro and computer, repeats Steve Jobs 'post-PC' concept

Thursday November 16, 2017

Apple has published a new YouTube video, and with it is repeating the message that "a post-PC world may be closer than you think."

Apple's Denise Young Smith to leave Inclusion & Diversity post by end of 2017

Thursday November 16, 2017

Though in the job for just 7 months, Apple's first-ever VP of Inclusion and Diversity, Denise Young Smith, is leaving the company at the end of the year.

Apple releases iOS 11.1.2 to fix cold weather & video distortion trouble on iPhone X

Thursday November 16, 2017

Apple on Thursday issued an incremental iOS 11.1.2 update, mainly intended to solve complaints about the iPhone X temporarily failing to respond to touch in cold weather.

Vimeo adds support for vivid HDR colors on iPhone X, iPad Pro, Apple TV 4K

Thursday November 16, 2017

Popular streaming video service Vimeo has updated its official iOS and tvOS apps to take advantage of Apple's recent support for high dynamic range video across its platform of devices, including the iPhone X.

Apple seeds fourth developer beta of macOS High Sierra 10.13.2

Thursday November 16, 2017

Apple on Thursday pushed out a fourth beta of macOS 10.13.2 for developers, available through the company's developer portal or as a Mac App Store update.

Jack White's Third Man Records gets special edition of Beats' Solo3 Wireless

Thursday November 16, 2017

Apple's Beats on Thursday revealed a new color option for its Solo3 Wireless headphones, made for rocker Jack White's Third Man Records.

Apple designer Jony Ive defends ditching home button, other tech in interview about iPhone X

Thursday November 16, 2017

In an interview published on Thursday, Apple chief design officer Jony Ive argued for the company's sometimes controversial decisions to abandon common technologies -- in the case of the iPhone X, foregoing a home button in favor of touchscreen gestures.

Apple Early Black Friday Roundup: Find the best deals & lowest prices on MacBooks, iPads, iMacs and Apple Watches

Thursday November 16, 2017

With less than 48 hours before Black Friday, Apple authorized resellers are already launching steep discounts on Apple products, including MacBook Pros, iMacs, iPads and Apple Watches. From exclusive coupon deals to instant cash rebates, shoppers can save hundreds of dollars with no sales tax collected in 48 states and no interest financing for up to 12 months on many items.

iHome launches new HomeKit-compatible outdoor plug, indoor sensors that lack official HomeKit support

Thursday November 16, 2017

Smart home accessory maker iHome this week launched a new Apple HomeKit smart plug, intended for outdoor use, just in time for the holiday season and lighted Christmas decorations. The company also debuted a trio of indoor sensors, though none of those offer HomeKit compatibility.