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2018

Apple issues first developer betas for iOS 12.1, watchOS 5.1, and tvOS 12.1

Tuesday September 18, 2018

Apple has restarted its beta release cycle once again, one day after ending the previous cycle by shipping public releases, with new first beta builds of iOS 12.1, watchOS 5.1 and tvOS 12.1 being issued to developers for testing.

What has changed with AppleCare+ for iPhone XS or Apple Watch and why you should consider coverage

Tuesday September 18, 2018

AppleCare+, Apple's warranty add-on service to help manage the cost of accidental damage, received some changes as part of the introduction of the iPhone XS and the Apple Watch Series 4. AppleInsider explains what has been altered, and why you should consider paying for the extra cover.

These Qi wireless chargers will power your new iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max or iPhone XR

Tuesday September 18, 2018

It is likely that people upgrading their smartphone to the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, or iPhone XR may want to take advantage of the wireless charging functionality offered by them all. AppleInsider highlights some of the best Qi wireless chargers available on the market to power your iPhone XS, XS Max or XR.

Bogus hot takes about low iPhone X demand being repeated about iPhone XS

Tuesday September 18, 2018

Financial blogs are taking seriously an early claim by a Rosenblatt Securities analyst who says he's discovered that preorders of Apple's new iPhone XS and XS Max were "weaker compared to iPhone X preorders" a year ago. Reports have failed to note, however, that analyst Jun Zhang was wrong last year, too.

Apple pays Ireland record shattering $15 billion lump sum to settle tax dispute

Tuesday September 18, 2018

Ahead of an upcoming appeal of a 2016 tax ruling, Apple has paid the equivalent of over $15 billion to the Irish government to settle claims of underpayment of tax to the European Union.

Apple Watch Series 4 EKG tech got FDA clearance less than 24 hours before reveal

Tuesday September 18, 2018

The electrocardiogram feature in the Apple Watch Series 4 got clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration just a day prior to Apple's Sept. 12 press event, reportedly causing some stress at the company.

China retaliates with tariffs on U.S. goods, possibly endangering Apple's supply chain

Tuesday September 18, 2018

The day after the U.S. announced $200 billion worth of tariffs on Chinese imports, China has struck back with $60 billion in new tariffs of their own.

Apple's custom Neural Engine in iPhone XS about 'letting nothing get in your way'

Tuesday September 18, 2018

Apple's insistence on custom design of chips like the Neural Engine in the iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR is about unchaining the company's other designers, according to the lead of its chip architects.

iPhone XS improvements to Qi wireless charging limited to efficiency, not voltage increase

Tuesday September 18, 2018

The initial wave of reviews for the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max are starting to roll in, with them universally finding that Apple's implementation of Qi charging on the new models hasn't increased the power, but has instead improved efficiency of the technology.

Tim Cook talks iPhone XS, Apple Watch, China tariffs on 'Good Morning America'

Tuesday September 18, 2018

In an interview with Robin Roberts from New York, Apple CEO touted the new iPhones and also spoke about some policy questions.

Withings Steel HR Sport is firm's first release opposing Apple Watch after Nokia sale

Tuesday September 18, 2018

Withings has returned to the wearable device market with its first new product since being sold by Nokia, launching the Steel HR Sport, a revival of an earlier smartwatch that discretely hides its fitness-related features behind an analog watch face.

New iPhones can conduct certain NFC transactions even when iOS is not running

Monday September 17, 2018

The iPhone XS and XS Max, which ship this week, as well as the forthcoming iPhone XR support certain NFC card transactions even when iOS is not running and the host device is powered because it needs to be charged.

iPhone XS LTE speeds up to 266 percent faster than iPhone X, early test reveals

Monday September 17, 2018

As we head towards the release of the iPhone XS, the first speed tests are teasing what we can expect when it comes to LTE speeds across the major carriers. According to results from SpeedSmart.net, iPhone XS and XS Max will boast quite the improvement from last year's iPhone X.

Apple CEO Tim Cook to appear on 'Good Morning America,' visits SoHo Apple store

Monday September 17, 2018

Apple CEO Tim Cook is making the media rounds following last week's iPhone XS, XS Max, XR and Apple Watch unveiling, with the executive scheduled to talk up his company's new devices on ABC's Good Morning America.

Photographers share stunning photos shot on iPhone XS

Monday September 17, 2018

As it does almost every year, Apple granted a pair of professional photographers early access to iPhone XS ahead of its release to show off the handset's capabilities. Prior to launch this Friday, travel photographer Austin Mann and former White House photographer Pete Souza on Monday shared images pulled from Apple's flagship smartphone.

Apple details Siri Shortcuts, Screen Time, student ID cards, more in updated iOS Security Guide

Monday September 17, 2018

Following the release of iOS 12, Apple on Monday issued as revised version of its iOS Security Guide detailing new features and system improvements including Siri Suggestions, the new Shortcuts app, Screen Time and more.

Updates bring Password Autofill support to 1Password, Dashlane, Keeper and LastPass

Monday September 17, 2018

Updates to popular iOS titles 1Password, Dashlane, LastPass and Keeper deliver support for Apple's Password Autofill tool, a built-in password management extension that is now open to third-party apps in iOS 12.

iWork updates for iOS and macOS deliver support for Siri Shortcuts, dark mode, more

Monday September 17, 2018

Apple on Monday updated its iWork suite on iOS and macOS with several new enhancements and features designed for their latest operating systems, including support for Siri Shortcuts on iOS and dark mode on Mac.

Apple releases Safari 12 for owners of macOS Sierra & High Sierra

Monday September 17, 2018

Apple on Monday launched Safari 12 for its two most recent Mac operating systems, Sierra and High Sierra, primarily improving security and privacy.

How your favorite apps are embracing Siri Shortcuts

Monday September 17, 2018

Both iOS 12 and Apple's Shortcuts app launched today to the masses. AppleInsider has rounded up some of the most popular apps to include support for Siri Shortcuts and walks through some of the possibilities for them.