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2019

Exploring what you can, and can't do with HomeKit for TVs

Sunday January 13, 2019

HomeKit and AirPlay 2 will unlock a host of new functionality thanks to integration into many leading manufacturer's television sets, including Samsung, Vizio, and LG. AppleInsider examines what that will look like, and what you'll be able to do, when the features are available.

Apple's AirPower charging mat may not be cancelled after all

Saturday January 12, 2019

If reports out of the Chinese supply chain can be believed, Apple's AirPower charging accessory has very recently begun mass production with an established Apple manufacturing partner building the device.

Video: Rounding up the 2019 iPhone rumors, including USB-C, 5G, and more

Saturday January 12, 2019

It is the start of a new year, and there's already a number of rumors circulating about Apple's iPhone releases for 2019. Based on the chatter we've been hearing, there could be some big changes for the iPhone arriving later in 2019, including a shift to USB-C and a triple-camera setup on the rear.

Qualcomm pushed for iPhone exclusivity in response to $1B incentive payment demand, CEO says

Friday January 11, 2019

Qualcomm CEO Steve Mollenkopf took the stand to defend his company at a trial with the Federal Communication Commission on Friday, saying the chipmaker pushed for exclusivity on iPhone because Apple demanded a $1 billion "incentive payment" to secure the deal.

Apple spends $150M a year on United flights, Shanghai is No. 1 destination

Friday January 11, 2019

A pair of promotional banners created by United Airlines to tout its various business relationships with big-name companies reveals a sneak peek into Apple's global operations, with the tech giant reportedly spending some $150 million each year on flights for employees.

Nevada man thanks Siri for surviving serious Jeep crash

Friday January 11, 2019

A man who crashed his Jeep near Pahrump, Nev., credits Siri on his iPhone for saving him from paralyzing and potentially fatal injuries.

5G iPhone might have Samsung or MediaTek modems, says Apple's Tony Blevins

Friday January 11, 2019

Apple has considered the possibility of using modems from Samsung and MediaTek in its future 5G devices, testimony at a US Federal Trade Commission trial with Qualcomm reveals, with an Apple executive confirming there is a possibility of the two companies providing modems for the forthcoming 2019 iPhone refresh.

TCL, LG under pressure from customers about AirPlay 2 compatibility

Friday January 11, 2019

With the news that Apple's AirPlay 2 is coming to several major TV brands, some people have begun pressuring more companies to support the technology, or for those that are onboard to update older sets.

First look at the Klipsch T5 Zippo-inspired truly wireless earbuds

Friday January 11, 2019

True wireless earbuds popular at the moment, widely because of a push from Apple's introduction of the AirPods. During the Consumer Electronics Show, the show floor was loaded with companies of all sizes pitching their wares. One of the few that really caught our eye was the T5 by Klipsch.

No, Apple's licensing of iTunes & AirPlay 2 isn't a 'strategy reversal' in any way

Friday January 11, 2019

Apple stole the limelight at CES without even appearing as an exhibitor, thanks to a series of announcements from Samsung and a series of other television makers incorporating Apple's AirPlay 2 wireless streaming in their products, including LG, Sony and Vizio. This news was cynically portrayed as a "strategy reversal" and a new effort at "copying Microsoft" by the Wall Street Journal -- and out here in the real world, it is nothing of the sort.

Additional details emerge for first HomeKit doorbell from Robin Telecom

Friday January 11, 2019

AppleInsider has received new details regarding Robin Telecom's ProLine HomeKit-equipped doorbell, including the price point and a more detailed shipping schedule.

How to keep your iPhone from repeatedly dropping Wi-Fi network connections

Friday January 11, 2019

You either never get this problem or you get it so often that it's extremely irritating. If your iPhone keeps switching back to 4G cell when you know you're on a Wi-Fi network, this is what you need to do.

Hands on with Brilliant's smart home controller and how HomeKit will integrate

Friday January 11, 2019

Brilliant is one of the latest to integrate HomeKit into its smart home gear with the the company's touchscreen wall controller gaining support for Apple's smart home platform this spring. AppleInsider went hands-on ahead of the release to try it out and see what HomeKit will be able to do.

Ikea's HomeKit-compatible Smart Shades come to the US on Apr. 1

Friday January 11, 2019

Revealed earlier this week during CES 2019, Ikea's low-cost Smart Shades now have a precise U.S. launch date, Apr. 1.

Exclusive Rami Malek "Bohemian Rhapsody" feature available in iTunes store

Friday January 11, 2019

Apple is providing fans of the rock group Queen a look behind the scenes of the popular biopic "Bohemian Rhapsody," with an exclusive premiere video in iTunes showing how actor Rami Malek transformed into the band's iconic frontman Freddie Mercury.

IMDB and Amazon shifts into free video streaming with ad-supported Freedive

Friday January 11, 2019

Amazon is expanding its video streaming horizons by launching a new service IMDB Freedive, an advertising-supported on-demand service that provides access to movies and TV shows that is separate from its existing subscription and paid Prime Video offering.

Truck carrying secured Apple payload crashes in San Jose, killing one

Friday January 11, 2019

A box truck carrying "a very special load" for Apple reportedly crashed on Highway 101 in San Jose on the morning of Jan. 9, injuring one man and killing another, 64-year-old Richard Bartolo.

The most futuristic products from the 2019 CES, and the old TV shows that may have inspired them

Friday January 11, 2019

It was eerie. So many of the new devices shown at the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show were really previewed years ago on American television shows. From flying motorcycles to Cylons, AppleInsider picks out products from the future that we've been waiting for.

Three iPhones likely coming in Sept. 2019, with one a refresh of the LCD iPhone XR

Friday January 11, 2019

Apple will produce another iPhone with a LCD display in its 2019 refresh alongside OLED-based models, but LCD might get dropped in 2020 in favor of OLED across the board.

First look: Creating 3D headphone audio with the Super X-Fi

Friday January 11, 2019

AppleInsider goes on with Creative Labs' Super X-Fi, the aluminum dongle designed to turn any headphone set into a 3D soundstage to improve the audio your music and movies.