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2017

Apple widening NVMe flash storage support in High Sierra possibly good news for Mac Pro, iMac Pro

Monday June 19, 2017

Discovery that Apple has intentionally removed restrictions on NVMe in the High Sierra beta suggests that future Macs won't be limited in which mass-storage flash drives may be used, possibly including both the "modular" Mac Pro and the iMac Pro.

Apple issues fourth beta of macOS Sierra 10.12.6

Monday June 19, 2017

On Monday afternoon, Apple released an update to just one of its eight currently running OS betas, and unveiled the fourth beta of macOS Sierra 10.12.6

Apple's 120Hz ProMotion iPad Pro display hints at even better AR and VR support in future devices

Monday June 19, 2017

Apple has a long history of introducing groundbreaking technology in one device, only to gradually carry it over to the rest of its product lineup in the ensuing years. With that in mind, the newly released iPad Pro with 120Hz ProMotion display could hint at the future of Apple's portable devices -- particularly as the company pushes into augmented reality and virtual reality.

Ikea's plans for ARKit revealed, virtual shopping tool will launch in fall with iOS 11

Monday June 19, 2017

Briefly teased at the WWDC keynote, flat-pack furniture company Ikea has officially declared that it is working on a ARKit catalog for the iPhone that will launch at some point in late 2017.

European Union seeks to ban backdoors for encrypted communications

Monday June 19, 2017

A European Parliament committee has published a draft report proposing that the ability for citizens to protect their data with encryption should be protected, including banning any possibility of government sanctioned backdoors to encryption protocols that could be used by law enforcement officials.

AMD Vega 56 and Vega 64 GPUs destined for iMac Pro detailed in Linux driver

Monday June 19, 2017

The GPUs that will be in the iMac Pro -- the Vega 56 and Vega 64 -- have been detailed by an AMD-provided driver update for Linux, with the cards able to utilize much as twice as a much data in each register as previous cards when 32 bits of precision aren't needed.

Apple CEO Tim Cook meeting with President Trump to talk trimming government waste

Monday June 19, 2017

More than a dozen tech CEOs, including Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook, will meet with U.S. President Donald Trump and his staff on Monday, discussing ways that the government can trim costs and improve security with the help of American corporations.

Review: Apple's 2017 12.9" iPad Pro gains feature parity with its smaller sibling

Sunday June 18, 2017

Staggered launches of the first generation of iPad Pro tablets left the larger 12.9-inch model in an awkward position, lacking key professional-grade features like always-on Hey Siri and a color balancing True Tone display. Apple has rectified that with its 2017 12.9-inch iPad Pro, bringing it up to speed with the smaller 10.5-inch version with a simultaneous release.

Deals: 128GB red iPhone 7 for $728 ($21 off); 2017 13" MacBook Pro $1,249 ($50 off); 20% off iPhones & iPads at eBay; $20 off 2017 13" Touch Bars

Saturday June 17, 2017

Shoppers this week can save $20 to $70 instantly on Apple's brand-new 2017 MacBook Pros with prices starting at $1,249. Or save 20% on a variety of iPhones and iPads on eBay with coupon and no sales tax in a majority of states. Apple's red iPhone 7 is also $21 off with no tax collected on your order.

Review: Apple's 2017 10.5" iPad Pro stuns with 120Hz ProMotion display

Saturday June 17, 2017

Apple's new 10.5-inch iPad Pro takes a device that was already a best-in-class tablet and makes it even better, headlined by a larger display with a stunning 120Hz refresh rate. But with a $649 starting price, Apple cuts just a few too many corners for our liking, especially when compared to the value proposition of the recently released $329 9.7-inch iPad.

This week on AI: Apple's 'iPhone 8' features all but confirmed, 2017 4K iMac review & more

Saturday June 17, 2017

Following the intensity of WWDC, the heat of the iron softened to a warm glow this week, with reports all but confirming some of the features of upcoming iPhones -- as well as original video content becoming a key product at Apple.

Watch: 2017 vs. 2016 Apple iPad Pro comparison

Friday June 16, 2017

Apple's newly released iPad Pro models offer a number of changes over their predecessors, but sorting out exactly what has been updated can be difficult. Thankfully, AppleInsider is here to help you make sense of it.

Upcoming Apple Pay shopping event in San Francisco offers discounts for iPhone-based mobile payments

Friday June 16, 2017

Apple is holding an event in San Francisco next weekend to promote the use of Apple Pay in stores and restaurants, with a number of merchants in two popular shopping areas offering exclusive discounts for customers using Apple's mobile payment platform to pay for goods and services.

Hands-on: $499 gesture-controlled DJI Spark drone offers portability, simplicity

Friday June 16, 2017

The first DJI Spark orders are now on their way to customers, and AppleInsider offers a first look at what comes in the box with the diminutive new gesture-controlled flying camera, which aims to make it simpler than ever to fly a drone.

Apple's eGPU developer's kit is promising, but what gets delivered in the future is anybody's guess

Friday June 16, 2017

After hammering on Apple's external GPU developer's kit for a week, AppleInsider discusses the hardware, the technology, and what needs to happen in the future for adoption of the concept by Mac users.

Watch: Apple's 21.5" iMac with Retina 4K display gets dedicated graphics, Kaby Lake

Friday June 16, 2017

All of Apple's 21.5-inch 4K iMac models now have the necessary pixel pushing power of dedicated graphics cards, thanks to the latest refresh. Take a closer look at the updated all-in-one desktop in AppleInsider's video review.

Charity auction offers lunch with Eddy Cue at Apple Park

Friday June 16, 2017

Apple services chief Eddy Cue has followed CEO Tim Cook in offering a lunch date to the winner of a charity auction, with the latest Charitybuzz lot aiming to raise funds for the National Association of Basketball Coaches Foundation through the sale of a meeting with the executive at the new Apple Park headquarters.

Amazon devours Whole Foods grocery chain for $13.7B, expanding AmazonFresh delivery avenues

Friday June 16, 2017

A blockbuster deal announced Friday morning will see e-commerce giant Amazon buy organic and all-natural food vendor Whole Foods in an all-cash deal -- and other retailers and grocers are seeing massive stock drops because of it.

Apple beefs up unique video content team with pair of Sony programming directors

Friday June 16, 2017

Apple has hired Jamie Erlicht and Zack Van Amburg, a pair of former Sony Pictures Television executives previously responsible for programming like "Breaking Bad" and "The Goldbergs."

AppleInsider talks 10.5" iPad Pro experience, iOS 11, ARKit, and the wish for a good smart TV

Friday June 16, 2017

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Neil and Victor talk iPad Pro 10.5", which iPad offers the best value, iOS 11, augmented reality, and much more.