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2018

Watch: 2018 iPad vs. 2017 iPad vs 2017 10.5-inch iPad Pro battery tests

Tuesday April 24, 2018

Knowing how long a mobile device can be used before the battery runs out is an important thing to find out before buying new hardware. AppleInsider pits the new 2018 iPad against the 2017 model and the 10.5-inch iPad Pro to see which battery lasts the longest.

Spotify upgrades iPhone & iPad app with data-saving mode, new options for free listeners

Tuesday April 24, 2018

Spotify on Tuesday announced the gradual rollout of a redesigned mobile interface, accompanied by other improvements -- with a particular focus on the ad-supported free listeners who make up the majority of the service's audience.

Apple & Ireland's appeal of $16B EU tax ruling expected this fall, payments expected to start in May

Tuesday April 24, 2018

Apple and the Irish government's appeal of a $16 billion European Commission ruling on back taxes should finally see action later this year, according to Ireland's finance minister.

Apple order delays for 2018 iPhone impact TrueDepth component supplier

Tuesday April 24, 2018

Shares in AMS, a producer of components used in the iPhone X's TrueDepth camera, dropped in value by 14 percent after the manufacturer warned of lower than expected revenue in the second quarter, possibly due to Apple being slow to finalize its production plans for this year's iPhone refresh.

Apple partners with British government on 'Year of Engineering' educational effort

Tuesday April 24, 2018

The "Year of Engineering" Partnership that is currently underway will include AI coding workshops in all U.K. Apple Stores at the behest of the country's government.

Apple rumored in talks with Samsung to lower OLED costs for 2018 iPhones

Tuesday April 24, 2018

Apple is reportedly negotiating with Samsung Display to reduce what it pays for OLED panels, and as a result push down the prices for 2018 iPhones.

Fall LCD iPhone could be $200 cheaper than OLED counterparts, says analyst

Tuesday April 24, 2018

The next generation of iPhones will start production in August, according to a supply chain report from investment firm Rosenblatt Securities, with Apple expected to offer an LCD version of the smartphone at around $200 below the cost of the OLED models shipping at the same time.

Apple highlights Apple Pencil support in new 9.7-inch iPad ads

Monday April 23, 2018

Adding to a slate of new commercials pushing this year's 9.7-inch iPad revamp, Apple on Monday published a series of four short ads touting the tablet's compatibility with Apple Pencil.

Apple acquires Ed Sheeran documentary Songwriter ahead of Tribeca debut

Monday April 23, 2018

Apple has acquired global rights to a new documentary called Songwriter, which follows singer/songwriter Ed Sheeran through much of 2016 as he evolves his unique style.

Apple hires Samsung executive to lead operations in South Korea

Monday April 23, 2018

Apple has seemingly poached an executive away from rival Samsung to lead business efforts in the South Korean tech conglomerate's own backyard, a market that has proven difficult for the iPhone maker to crack.

Senior executives will not take stand at Apple v. Samsung trial in May

Monday April 23, 2018

Next month, Apple will continue its pursuit of hundreds of million of dollars in damages from Samsung as part of a protracted patent infringement case dating back to 2011. Unlike the original trial, however, the companies are keeping their respective top brass off the stand.

Editor of Spike Jonze's HomePod ad details production process

Monday April 23, 2018

Apple already gave us a behind the scenes look at the making of their incredible HomePod commercial starring FKA Twigs and directed by Spike Jonze. Now, Frame.io offers a closer look at the technical side of the production in an interview with editor Jeff Buchanon.

Apple targets Android switchers with two new iPhone ads

Monday April 23, 2018

The two ads continue Apple's recent "Switch to iPhone" campaign, which specifically urges non-iOS users to defect to Apple from the competition

Review: ONE Smart Keyboard Pro uses a Lightning cable and iPad integration to unlock its full potential

Monday April 23, 2018

The ONE Smart Keyboard Pro unlocks incredible possibilities by integrating with the iPad you already own, and AppleInsider has been using one for a while.

Tim Cook shares Apple Pencil-drawn portrait to celebrate Children's Day in Turkey

Monday April 23, 2018

To commemorate the Turkish Children's Day holiday, Tim Cook highlighted the creation of art by a student in Istanbul, created on the iPad with an Apple Pencil.

iPhone 8 & iPhone 8 Plus both beat iPhone X sales in March quarter, questionable data finds

Monday April 23, 2018

Together the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus amounted to 44 percent of U.S. iPhone sales in the March quarter, and even individually beat out the iPhone X -- but Apple's historical performance versus what the survey company has said in the past about sales casts a pallor on the data.

Apple Music makes inroads into country music with new Nashville team

Monday April 23, 2018

In a bid to capture one of the more neglected genres in music streaming -- country -- Apple has announced plans to set up a new team at the epicenter of the style, Nashville.

European Commission opens 'in-depth' investigation into Apple's acquisition of Shazam

Monday April 23, 2018

The European Commission is investigating the proposed acquisition of Shazam by Apple, with competition concerns lengthening the time it will take for the regulator to approve or deny the purchase of the song recognition service by the iPhone manufacturer.

First Apple HomeKit window air conditioner hits US market in time for summer

Monday April 23, 2018

After a very long "coming soon" period on Apple's HomeKit accessory list, GE has finally shipped the Energy Star 115 volt Electronic room Air Conditioner model AHP08LX with HomeKit support.

J. Cole's 'KOD' tops podium for most first-day Apple Music streams at 64.5M

Monday April 23, 2018

Rap star J. Cole has reportedly smashed the Apple Music record for streams in a single day, thanks to his new album, "KOD."