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2019

Cook promises Apple will 'learn' and 'take action' in memo to workers

Thursday January 03, 2019

Following up on the sudden news that December-quarter earnings will be lower than predicted by between $5 billion and $9 billion, Apple CEO Tim Cook promised future changes in a memo to employees.

Apple researching wearable glove input device, to simplify interactions with AR & VR

Thursday January 03, 2019

Apple is researching how users can interact with computer systems, with one idea being a glove that could be used for gesture controls, and could potentially provide haptic feedback in some situations.

Apple Watch & iPhone used in escape from flipped, sinking car

Thursday January 03, 2019

A Florida woman is lucky to be alive after her car flipped into a marsh by a Tampa highway, apparently saved by a combination of her Apple Watch, iPhone, and Google Maps.

Long-time Mac accessory vendor OWC acquiring Akitio

Thursday January 03, 2019

OWC has announced that is is acquiring Akitio, with the merger creating a larger organization focused on the prosumer market.

Apple's earnings warning indicates trouble in China, but everyone should calm down

Thursday January 03, 2019

By the looks of the headlines since Wednesday afternoon, you'd think that Apple Park is on fire, and the company is headed for a loss for the quarter. While the earnings miss discussion isn't a net positive for the company, there are still a few things to keep in mind.

Cook talks slumping iPhone sales in interview, to reportedly hold 'all-hands' meeting with Apple employees

Thursday January 03, 2019

After issuing an earnings forecast correction on Wednesday, Apple CEO Tim Cook sat down to discuss the anticipated revenue dip and a range of related topics including rising diplomatic tensions between the U.S. and China.

Law firm explores class action against Apple for potential securities fraud, cites recent earnings cut

Wednesday January 02, 2019

Self-professed "nationally acclaimed investor rights law firm" Bernstein Liebhard on Wednesday said it is investigating allegations of potential securities fraud violations on behalf of Apple shareholders, noting the company's recent earnings forecast cut runs counter to comments made on the health of its Chinese business.

New lawsuit alleges MagSafe spark ignited oxygen unit

Wednesday January 02, 2019

A new lawsuit has been filed against Apple after a MagSafe Adapter allegedly sparked and ignited a customer's oxygen tank.

Apple to detail revised down Q1 2019 revenue on Jan. 29

Wednesday January 02, 2019

Apple on Wednesday said it will report quarterly earnings for the first quarter of 2019 on Jan. 29, when company executives are expected to detail a a rare revenue forecast cut on the back of weak iPhone sales.

Apple lowers holiday quarter guidance on lower than expected iPhone sales

Wednesday January 02, 2019

In a surprise move, Apple on Wednesday revised down revenue guidance for its current December quarter, with CEO Tim Cook blaming the performance on lower than expected iPhone sales.

New price drops: Loaded 2017 MacBook Pros up to $1,500 off with no tax collected outside NY & NJ

Wednesday January 02, 2019

Apple authorized reseller Adorama has slashed prices on loaded Mid 2017 MacBook Pros even further, with 1TB models starting at just $1,799. These units are factory sealed in box with free shipping and no tax collected on orders shipped outside New York and New Jersey. Quantities are limited and these discounts are limited to stock on hand.

iOS 12 being adopted by iPhone and iPad users at a quicker rate than iOS 11

Wednesday January 02, 2019

Released in September, iOS 12 is now on 78 percent of all iPhones, iPads, and iPod touches shipped in the past four years, Apple said in updated stats for developers.

Apple Watch 'Close Your Rings' page revamped with stories from athletes & others

Wednesday January 02, 2019

Perhaps looking to attract new iPhone owners in the aftermath of Christmas, Apple this week updated its "Close Your Rings" marketing page for the Apple Watch, featuring four more stories of how people use the Activity app.

How to set up VIP Mail contacts on your iPhone or iPad in iOS 12

Wednesday January 02, 2019

One of the perks of Apple's native Mail app in iOS 12 is the ability to create a "VIP" mailbox, gathering messages from your most important contacts as a way of cutting through the noise.

Review: Zens Dual + Watch wireless Qi charger is great, but still no AirPower

Wednesday January 02, 2019

Zens has done a great job moving us towards the ultimate wireless multi-charger with the new Dual + Watch, but it still lacks one feature we'd love to see.

USB Type-C protocol similar to MFi finalized, could block low-quality chargers

Wednesday January 02, 2019

Future USB-C devices will confirm the authenticity of connected peripherals, which could lead to future iPhones, iPads, and Macs only accepting fully-compliant chargers and rejecting hazardous devices.

iPads & iPhone XR lead in Christmas activations, helping XR catch up to XS in market share

Wednesday January 02, 2019

iPad activations surged the most among all phones and tablets during the Christmas holiday, dominating the top four spots -- fifth place being taken by another Apple product, the iPhone XR, according to new analytics data.

Huawei celebrates Nikkei iPhone Ban by posting 2019 greeting from an iPhone

Wednesday January 02, 2019

Just days after Nikkei Asian Review contrived the story that 20 Chinese firms were supposedly supporting Huawei in a boycott of Apple's iPhones, Huawei itself tweeted out an official New Years' greeting-- from an iPhone.

Today only: Apple's 9.7-inch iPad Pro with upgrades on sale from $299

Wednesday January 02, 2019

While supplies last, Amazon-owned Woot has refurbished 9.7-inch iPad Pros with cellular marked down to just $299.99. Need more space? Upgraded 128GB Wi-Fi models are also on sale for $359.99, a discount of $390 off original MSRP.

Beats 1 DJ Ebro Darden appointed Apple Music global editorial head covering hip-hop and R&B

Wednesday January 02, 2019

Apple has appointed a new global editorial head for Apple Music specializing in hip-hop and R&B, with radio personality Ebro Darden leading the team curating tracks and handling new album and song releases in the genres.