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2016

Apple issues iOS 10.1.1 with fix for viewing data in Health app

Monday October 31, 2016

Apple on Monday issued a minor update for iOS, fixing a problem that could prevent some users from viewing data in the Health app.

Apple Chief Design Officer Jony Ive details MacBook Pro Touch Bar design process

Monday October 31, 2016

In a new interview, Apple Chief Design Officer Jony Ive spoke about the process leading up to the implementation of the Touch Bar on the new MacBook Pro line.

Latest Apple Campus 2 drone video shows progress on solar & landscaping

Monday October 31, 2016

Roof and landscaping work appears to be well underway at Apple's upcoming Campus 2 headquarters in Cupertino, a new drone flight suggests, though the complex may still be several months away from the first employees moving in.

'Designed for athletes': Unboxing the Apple Watch Nike+

Monday October 31, 2016

For 2016, Apple joined forces with Nike to build a special version of its next-generation Apple Watch Series 2 with custom bands and a built-in app called Nike+ Run Club, software designed to motivate, guide and create personalized workout plans for athletes. AppleInsider unboxes the device that launched on Friday.

Sharp CEO supposedly confirms Apple to use OLED in next-generation iPhone

Saturday October 29, 2016

Newly appointed CEO of Japanese display maker Sharp, Tai Jeng-wu, this weekend seemingly confirmed widespread rumors claiming Apple plans to incorporate OLED panels in a next-generation iPhone.

This week on AI: Apple's touch-enabled MacBook Pro, tough Q4 results, 'Apple Car' AR tech & more

Saturday October 29, 2016

The news cycle was largely controlled by Apple's MacBook Pro press event, but the company also posted its first revenue decline in 15 years, and may have let slip new information on the "Apple Car" and 2017 iPhones.

Two of four Thunderbolt 3 ports in new 13" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar have reduced speeds

Saturday October 29, 2016

A support document published by Apple on Friday reveals only two of the four Thunderbolt 3 ports in the latest 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar support full-speed data transfer, potentially limiting the notebook's flexibility for power users.

Apple rolls out promo codes for in-app purchases

Friday October 28, 2016

Apple on Friday rolled out a much requested developer tool that allows app makers to generate and share in-app purchases promo codes, allowing testers, press outlets and others access to gated app features.

Apple limits 2016 MacBook Pro models to 16GB of RAM to maximize battery life

Friday October 28, 2016

In an email response to a customer question concerning the 16GB memory cap on Apple's new MacBook Pro lineup, a longstanding ceiling for the notebook series, SVP of Worldwide Marketing Phil Schiller said the design decision stems from a need to prolong battery life.

Teardown finds removable SSD in 13" MacBook Pro without Touch Bar

Friday October 28, 2016

Aftermarket Mac storage solutions firm OWC tore down Apple's entry-level 13-inch MacBook Pro without Touch Bar to find that, while an involved process, the notebook's SSD module can be removed and potentially replaced.

Apple suggests that it has permanently exited the stand-alone monitor business

Friday October 28, 2016

The now-discontinued Thunderbolt display appears to be Apple's last external monitor, as remarks made to the press suggest that the company is exiting that market segment.

First on iMac, iPad Pro & iPhone 7, Apple's vibrant wide color tech now comes to MacBook Pro

Friday October 28, 2016

Apple's latest MacBook Pro features a revamped display that's brighter, has greater contrast, and marks the first Mac notebook to gain wide color support --a particular boon for photographers -- all while consuming 30 percent less power.

LaCie intros Bolt3 & new enterprise drives for Apple's Thunderbolt 3-ready MacBook Pro

Friday October 28, 2016

Looking to take advantage of Apple's new MacBook Pros, equipped with Thunderbolt 3, storage maker LaCie has launched the Bolt3, along with two new enterprise-level RAID drives.

Examined: The new MacBook Pro Touch Bar and Apple's T1 authentication chip

Friday October 28, 2016

While Apple won't detail the T1 to any significant depth to avoid exploits, some details on how the Touch Bar works in conjunction with the new T1 chip have surfaced -- including what happens if the Touch Bar needs to be replaced. AppleInsider explains.

Microsoft looks to lure MacBook owners with $650 trade-in discount off Surface devices

Friday October 28, 2016

Hoping to attract some people who might otherwise buy Apple's updated MacBook Pro, Microsoft is offering up to $650 for people willing to trade in an existing MacBook towards a Surface Book or Surface Pro 4.

Examined: Thunderbolt 3 and USB 3.1 gen 2 on the new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar

Friday October 28, 2016

While everybody expected USB-C connectors on the new MacBook Pro, all four ports being Thunderbolt 3 wasn't. AppleInsider explains the differences between USB-C, USB 3.1 gen 2, and Thunderbolt 3, and examines Apple's latest implementation of the technologies.

Apple's Touch Bar guidelines steer devs away from non-interactive content, towards backwards compatibility

Friday October 28, 2016

In its design guidelines for the Touch Bar on new MacBook Pro models, Apple is urging developers to skip any non-interactive content, as well as avoid cutting off owners of other Macs.

Microsoft announces plans to bring MacBook Pro Touch Bar support to Office suite

Friday October 28, 2016

Less than 12 hours after Apple's announcement of the late 2016 MacBook Pro with Touch Bar, Microsoft has detailed future functionality of the new input method across the entire range of Office products.

Apple hikes UK prices on some older Mac models by 20% in response to declining British pound

Friday October 28, 2016

Apple raised the U.K. prices of some older Mac models overnight on Thursday, compensating for the slide in the pound's value since June's "Brexit" vote.

AppleInsider podcast talks MacBook Pro with Touch Bar, Apple TV and 'TV' app

Friday October 28, 2016

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Victor and Dan discuss yesterday's Apple Event, the latest MacBook Pro announcements, and Apple's updates to the Apple TV interface.