Get the Lowest Prices anywhere on Macs, iPads and Apple Watches: Apple Price Guides updated October 17th
 

2017

Apple ceases iOS 10.3.3 and iOS 11 code signing following iOS 11.0.2 update

Wednesday October 04, 2017

Apple on Wednesday stopped signing code for iOS 10.3.3 and the first version of iOS 11, preventing users from installing potentially vulnerable legacy operating systems in favor of the latest iOS 11.0.2 update.

Apple partners with Ohio State University to launch digital learning initiative

Wednesday October 04, 2017

Ohio State University on Wednesday announced it is working with Apple to Digital Flagship University, a school-wide digital learning program that involves an iOS laboratory that will serve not only students, but the wider community.

Watch: HEIF vs. JPEG on iPhone 8 compared

Wednesday October 04, 2017

Apple announced support for the High Efficiency Image File (HEIF) photo format at WWDC in June, a standard that supposedly retains image quality while boasting better compression that results in files half the size of past formats. We decided to test out Apple's claims by using our iPhone 8 Plus to take photos in the legacy JPEG format and HEIF, then comparing them side by side.

Permit breakdown pegs Apple Park 'spaceship' at over $427.5M, Steve Jobs Theater over $179.4M

Wednesday October 04, 2017

It cost upwards of $427.5 million to build Apple Park's main ring alone, according to a report this week which examined building permits for each of the 15 major structures at Apple's new headquarters.

Three more reports of swollen batteries in iPhone 8 Plus surface, still not statistically significant

Wednesday October 04, 2017

Three more reports of swollen iPhone 8 Plus batteries have surfaced in international markets, but the current rate of failure is still well within industry norms for infant failure of lithium ion batteries.

Apple reinforcing macOS, iOS Siri team with acqui-hire of init.ai startup crew

Wednesday October 04, 2017

Apple appears to have bought out a Init.ai -- a startup focused on machine learning and processing of natural language originally intended to assist in customer service -- to enhance Siri in some way.

Apple pulls Catalogs category from App Store, Dice & Educational subcategories under Games

Wednesday October 04, 2017

Apple on Wednesday informed developers that it's removing three sections from the iOS App Store, including the Catalog category, and two Games subcategories, Dice and Educational.

Jamf works with Bungie to improve 'iPad for Kids' program, plans expansion into more hospitals

Wednesday October 04, 2017

Apple device management firm Jamf has teamed up with The Bungie Foundation to give children in hospital a better experience while undergoing treatment, providing young patients with access to an iPad loaded with a variety of apps and other content to entertain and reduce distress.

Apple releases watchOS 4.0.1 with fix for LTE/Wi-Fi connectivity bug on Apple Watch Series 3

Wednesday October 04, 2017

A widely publicized bug that shipped with the new Apple Watch Series 3 with cellular has been addressed with a new software update, in the form of watchOS 4.0.1, which should improve the reliability of LTE cellular connections without an iPhone nearby.

Google Pixel Buds have limited iOS functionality, Google Clips records notable moments on its own

Wednesday October 04, 2017

As part of its Wednesday release event, Google announced the Bluetooth wireless Pixel Buds -- however, the ability to invoke the Google Assistant at a touch doesn't work at all on iPhone, and a translate function narrows compatibility further to only the Pixel phone.

Google's $649 5" Pixel 2, $849 6" Pixel 2 XL smartphones want to be your main squeeze, without a headphone jack

Wednesday October 04, 2017

Google's second-generation Pixel smartphones, geared to compete with Apple's iPhone 8 and iPhone X, boast a new squeeze feature, where users can invoke the handset's assistant by applying pressure to the handset's bezels. And in a growing trend established by Apple's iPhone 7, the new Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL do not have a 3.5-millimeter headphone jack.

Google announces $999 Pixelbook touchscreen hybrid notebook, optional $99 pen accessory

Wednesday October 04, 2017

With a 12-inch touchscreen, convertible form factor, optional stylus input, and integration with Google Assistant, the new Google Pixelbook hopes to compete with both Apple's MacBook and iPad Pro lineups.

$399 Google Home Max with SmartSound takes aim at Apple's HomePod

Wednesday October 04, 2017

In addition to its budget-priced $49 Google Home Mini, the search giant also introduced a push to the premium end of the speaker market, unveiling the $399 Google Home Max with speakers 20 times more powerful than the regular Home.

Apple confirms overhauled Century City store coming to Los Angeles later in 2017

Wednesday October 04, 2017

Apple has validated recent rumors by announcing an updated store for Los Angeles's Westfield Century City mall, located on Santa Monica Boulevard.

Google Home Mini offers affordable voice assistant, music streaming for $49

Wednesday October 04, 2017

Google on Wednesday unveiled a smaller, more affordable version of its Home speaker and assistant, dubbed the Google Home Mini, set to launch in stores on Oct. 19 for $49.

Netflix's free 'Stranger Things: The Game' offers retro-themed hype for upcoming season 2

Wednesday October 04, 2017

With a retro art design harkening back to the heyday of console gaming, the new and free "Stranger Things: The Game" leans heavily on nostalgia, just like the blockbuster series on which it is based.

Sonos debuts One smartspeaker with Amazon Alexa, AirPlay 2 & Google Assistant coming later

Wednesday October 04, 2017

Sonos on Wednesday launched the $199 Sonos One, a smartspeaker with Amazon's Alexa voice assistant, as well as support for Apple AirPlay 2 and Google Assistant coming in 2018.

Apple used Samsung to push for South Korean legal action, Qualcomm court filings claim

Wednesday October 04, 2017

An unnamed Apple executive -- possibly Chief Executive Tim Cook -- allegedly asked Samsung to pressure South Korean antitrust regulators into intensifying their investigation into Qualcomm, with the ultimate goal of reducing royalty payments, according to Qualcomm court filings unearthed on Wednesday.

Sonos announces support for Apple's AirPlay 2 wireless standard coming in 2018

Wednesday October 04, 2017

Speaker maker Sonos on Wednesday announced that it will create an open platform, not only giving any music services access to its hardware, but also integrating with Apple's forthcoming AirPlay 2 wireless standard.

European Commission takes Ireland to court for failing to collect taxes from Apple

Wednesday October 04, 2017

Confirming an earlier report, the European Commission on Wednesday said it will bring Ireland to the European Court of Justice for failing to collect at least $15 billion in back taxes from Apple, which were originally due Jan. 3.