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2018

Messages in iCloud returns in Apple's iOS 11.3 beta 1

Wednesday January 24, 2018

First announced last June at its Worldwide Developers Conference, Messages in iCloud have not yet launched, but could be coming to this spring's iOS 11.3 update, based on the first developer beta issued.

macOS High Sierra 10.13.4 warns users about 32-bit software's impending demise

Wednesday January 24, 2018

Apple's new macOS High Sierra 10.13.4 beta has begun the purge process of 32-bit apps, with the new version the first to warn users that the apps won't be supported that much longer.

Apple issues first developer beta for iOS 11.3 with new Animoji, Health Records, ARKit 1.5

Wednesday January 24, 2018

The first beta of iOS 11.3 is now available, giving developers the opportunity to build apps for ARKit 1.5, and to test out new features like Health Records and new Animoji. However, new settings for battery and performance controls will have to wait until later betas.

HomePod, QuickTime Player now support FLAC audio files, iTunes still doesn't

Wednesday January 24, 2018

Apple's HomePod, Files in iOS, and QuickTime Player in macOS all support FLAC playback, but Apple's media management tool iTunes still does not making it more difficult for Apple users to use the high-quality file format than it could be.

Deals: High-end 15" MacBook Pro for $2,349 ($450 off); premium 13" Touch Bar for $1,999; $20 off Apple Watch 3

Wednesday January 24, 2018

The deals keep rolling in as we near the end of January. Save $450 on Apple's latest 15" MacBook Pro with Radeon 560 graphics. Or snap up a 13" Touch Bar with 16GB of RAM and 512GB of storage for $1,999 ($200 off) with our exclusive coupon. Apple's Series 3 Watch with cellular is also $379 while supplies last.

Everything Apple has promised to add to HomePod in future updates

Wednesday January 24, 2018

Apple's HomePod will be shipping soon -- but beyond the features initially promised but not immediately arriving, there look to be a few more things coming to the HomePod in the future. AppleInsider gives you a full rundown of what to expect from HomePod in the weeks and months after it launches.

12 US healthcare providers pledge support for Apple's Health Records in iOS 11.3, including Johns Hopkins & Cedars-Sinai

Wednesday January 24, 2018

This spring's debut of iOS 11.3 will give hospitals and clinics greater access to Apple's Health app, allowing them to share data and send alerts to patients. So far, a dozen U.S. hospitals have pledged support for Health Records.

iOS 11.3 coming this spring with battery and performance settings, ARKit 1.5, new Animoji

Wednesday January 24, 2018

In a sign that Apple will continue to update iOS regularly instead of withholding features for its next major point-zero release, Apple on Wednesday revealed new features coming to an iOS 11.3 update this spring, including the ability to toggle the power management feature for iPhone models with aging batteries.

EU slaps Qualcomm with $1.23 billion fine over illegal chip payment to Apple

Wednesday January 24, 2018

The European Union on Wednesday announced that it determined chipmaker Qualcomm illegally shut out rivals when it paid Apple billions of dollars to stick with its LTE baseband chips for five years. Qualcomm will pay a hefty price for its misdeeds: 997 million euros, or $1.23 billion U.S.

New 30% U.S. tax on solar cells threatens jobs, Apple's renewable energy efforts

Wednesday January 24, 2018

Apple has made solar energy a key part of its commitments to achieve 100 percent renewable energy use across its corporate, retail, production and even its data center facilities. However, a steep new American tariff slapped on all solar components threatens to derail the rapidly-growing American solar industry and kill tens of thousands of desirable jobs.

Siri now actively used on more than 500M devices, up from 375M in June

Wednesday January 24, 2018

Apple buried a tasty tidbit in Tuesday's HomePod press release, revealing that its Siri virtual assistant is being "actively used" on over half a billion devices, a figure up from more than 375 million in June.

Tim Cook says hardware, software integration puts HomePod ahead of competition

Tuesday January 23, 2018

Tim Cook on Tuesday offered a peek into Apple's ambitions for HomePod amid a landscape littered with smart speakers powered by Amazon's Alexa and Google Assistant, suggesting the key to success lies in Apple's ability to seamlessly integrate hardware and software

Estimates peg iPhone X shipments at 29M in Q4 2017, 7M of which went to China

Tuesday January 23, 2018

Apple shipped some 29 million iPhone X units in the last quarter of 2018, according to fresh estimates from Canalys, making it the best-shipping smartphone for the period.

HomePod: Everything you need to know about Apple's smart speaker

Tuesday January 23, 2018

Apple's HomePod is finally available to preorder this Friday, January 26th, and arriving in stores starting Friday, February 9th. AppleInsider delves into the device pre-release, and tells you everything you need to know before you drop $349 on it.

Jamf now manages more than 9M Apple devices

Tuesday January 23, 2018

Enterprise device management firm Jamf recapped 2017 growth in an announcement on Tuesday, saying it closed the year managing two million additional Apple devices, bringing the company's total to more than 9 million unit deployments.

Apple's latest iTunes release includes HomePod support

Tuesday January 23, 2018

Following the release of macOS 10.13.3 and new versions of iOS, watchOS and tvOS, Apple on Tuesday issued the latest version of iTunes for Mac, with the updated media software boasting support for the upcoming HomePod.

Apple issues Meltdown and Spectre fixes for older Mac operating systems

Tuesday January 23, 2018

Apple's latest macOS High Sierra was not the only Mac operating system to receive fixes for Meltdown and Spectre on Tuesday, as a separately released security update addresses critical vulnerabilities in macOS Sierra and OS X El Capitan.

Video: See DJI's iOS-connected, foldable Mavic Air drone in action

Tuesday January 23, 2018

With GoPro exiting the drone market entirely, the dominant name in aerial photography, DJI, unveiled its latest product on Tuesday: the Mavic Air. It's a $799 foldable model that can fit inside of a jacket pocket. AppleInsider was on hand for the announcement and went hands-on with the new flying camera, which you can see in action in our new video.

EU tipped to sanction Qualcomm over Apple chip deal with potential $2B fine

Tuesday January 23, 2018

The European Commission is reportedly preparing to sanction Qualcomm for anti-competitive practices in supplying components to Apple for use in its iPhones, with the antitrust watchdog potentially levying a fine against the chip producer of up to $2 billion.

Apple releases macOS High Sierra 10.13.3, iOS 11.2.5, watchOS 4.2.2, and tvOS 11.2.5

Tuesday January 23, 2018

Apple has updated its entire suite of operating systems, shipping updates macOS High Sierra 10.13.3, iOS 11.2.5, watchOS 4.2.2, and tvOS 11.2.5 to the public on Tuesday.