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2018

Foxconn smartgear unit IPO seeks to break financial addiction to Apple's iPhone

Thursday May 24, 2018

Foxconn is aiming at a $4.3 billion initial public offering for Foxconn Industrial Internet, a manufacturing arm specializing in things like servers and IoT accessories.

Apple's Siri could decline phone calls with context-sensitive text responses in the future

Thursday May 24, 2018

Declining a call on an iPhone could be a more pleasant experience in the future for both parties, with Apple looking into ways for Siri to help provide the caller with a reason for why the call was rejected in a text message.

Apple's self-driving shuttle project to use Volkswagen vans after fruitless negotiations with BMW, others [u]

Wednesday May 23, 2018

After rebuffed attempts to partner with major carmakers over an ambitious electric vehicle project, Apple has reportedly inked a deal with Volkswagen to convert a number of T6 Transporter vans into self-driving shuttles for company employees.

iPhone X's Face ID reviewed, six months later

Wednesday May 23, 2018

A major shift in biometric security that enabled Apple to add an edge-to-edge display to the iPhone X, the introduction of Face ID as a replacement for Touch ID was a fundamental change in how users interact with their devices. Six months down the line, Face ID continues to prove the security switch was worth doing.

China's Smartisan says Apple has 'lost its soul' in pitch for new smartphone

Wednesday May 23, 2018

Known for treating product launches as variety shows, even selling tickets to such events, Chinese device maker Smartisan cast doubt on Apple's prospects in recently announcing its new R1 smartphone in front of a crowd of about 37,000 people.

Google takes top spot in global smart speaker market, HomePod nowhere to be found

Wednesday May 23, 2018

In a smart speaker marketshare leaderboard not yet cracked by Apple's HomePod, Google has overtaken Amazon according to new research data.

Comcast plans 'superior' cash offer to beat out Disney for 21st Century Fox

Wednesday May 23, 2018

Comcast on Wednesday confirmed rumors that it intends to outbid Disney for 21st Century Fox and some of its subsidiaries, in a deal that could radically shake up the streaming media landscape -- if it's approved.

Uber drops self-driving operation in Arizona, following fatality

Wednesday May 23, 2018

Two months after an autonomous car struck and killed a woman in Arizona, Uber is shuttering its self-driving car program in the state.

Giveaway: Enter to win 1 of 12 RAVPower wireless chargers for your iPhone X or 8

Wednesday May 23, 2018

AppleInsider is partnering with RAVPower this week to give away a variety of wireless chargers for Apple's iPhone 8, 8 Plus and X. Twelve chargers are up for grabs -- find out how to enter today.

Lawsuit over Apple's Powerbeats3 battery, sweat resistance given partial go-ahead

Wednesday May 23, 2018

A U.S. judge has given the greenlight to a lawsuit against Apple over its Powerbeats2 and 3 headphones, but only if some amendments to the complaint are made.

Apple Watch leads wearable device market with estimated 3.8M unit shipments in first quarter

Wednesday May 23, 2018

The Apple Watch is continuing to dominate the wearable device market, analytics firm Canalys claims, marginally beating Xiaomi in terms of wearable band shipments in the first quarter of 2018 at a time when shipments in the market grew by 35 percent compared to the same period last year.

Apple offering $50 credit for iPhone batteries replaced before discounted repair program

Wednesday May 23, 2018

Apple is offering a $50 credit to customers who paid for an out-of-warranty battery replacement for iPhone 6 or later devices.

iPhone 7 Plus tops smartphone consumer satisfaction survey

Wednesday May 23, 2018

Apple's iPhone 7 Plus from 2016 tops the ASCI Telecommunications user survey, with iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus coming in fourth and fifth.

Inside Consumer Reports: Controversies surrounding the MacBook Pro and HomePod

Wednesday May 23, 2018

Enthusiasts have questioned Consumer Reports' assessments of Apple's products for many years. After looking at the test facilities, AppleInsider talked to Consumer Reports leaders about the various controversies of the past.

How to request your personal data using Apple's Data & Privacy portal

Wednesday May 23, 2018

Apple has just launched its Data and Privacy portal, enabling users to download a copy of their personal data held on Apple's servers. AppleInsider walks you through the process of requesting the data archive through the new online tool.

Foxconn's Wisconsin plant could make Apple iPhone and Mac displays after all

Wednesday May 23, 2018

Originally intended to churn out larger displays for products like TVs, Foxconn's upcoming $10 billion Wisconsin factory may actually turn to making small- to medium-sized panels for the likes of Apple and automakers in a bid to cut costs, a report claimed on Wednesday.

Apple's Federighi promises APFS boot support for Mac Fusion Drives 'very soon'

Wednesday May 23, 2018

Apple will have news on APFS for the Fusion Drives in Macs "very soon," according to the company's software engineering head, Craig Federighi.

Apple's new Data & Privacy portal lets European users download stored personal data

Wednesday May 23, 2018

Apple has made it easier for its customers to download all of their personal data stored on the company's servers, with a new Data and Privacy portal offering users also offering ways to correct personal information collected by Apple, and to deactivate or delete their account completely.

Apple's MacBook butterfly switch keyboards target of second class action complaint

Wednesday May 23, 2018

Customer complaints over Apple's butterfly keyboard have again turned into legal action, with a class action lawsuit filed in California court on Tuesday claiming the company sold, and continues to sell, a product known to be defective.

Apple partner TSMC begins mass production of 7nm processors for next-generation iPhone

Tuesday May 22, 2018

Apple's system-on-chip manufacturing partner TSMC is churning out next-generation 7-nanometer "A12" processors that will power iPhones expected to launch later this year, according to a report on Tuesday.