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2019

Tim Cook spotted eating with Brazil's Bolsonaro, Microsoft's Nadella & others at Davos

Wednesday January 23, 2019

Attending this week's World Economic Forum gathering in Davos, Switzerland, Apple CEO Tim Cook sat down for dinner with a high-profile collection of fellow guests, including Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and the newly-elected far-right President of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro.

Apple promotes photography with 'Shot on iPhone' contest, but is ripping off photographers

Wednesday January 23, 2019

Huge numbers of professional photographers use Apple gear, but even when they don't, why would they let Apple or any company use their images for free? Apple's new ad campaign will rob the very creatives Apple claims to champion.

Apple's second-generation AirPods with health tracking features coming first half 2019

Wednesday January 23, 2019

The second generation of Apple's AirPods will arrive in the first half of 2019, according to supply chain sources, with the wearable devices expected to include health tracking functionality that will make them more attractive in the overall wearables market.

Apple's current 12-inch MacBook is on sale for $829 today only

Wednesday January 23, 2019

Woot is knocking $470 off Apple's current Mid 2017 12-inch MacBook in your choice of Silver, Space Gray, Gold or Rose Gold. Now $829.99, these systems are refurbished by Apple, but come with a 90-day Woot warranty. Since Woot is owned by Amazon, Prime members can also snag free shipping on the ultraportable laptops.

Australia's largest bank rolls out support for Apple Pay

Tuesday January 22, 2019

After an unsuccessful attempt to boycott Apple Pay in hopes of spurring its own mobile payments solution, Australia's largest bank, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, on Wednesday initiated integration with Apple's product.

Pixelmator Pro gets new layer tools, clipping masks, more in 'Prism' update

Tuesday January 22, 2019

In the third major update to Pixelmator Pro, the popular image editor gains several new features and enhancements including organizational improvements, clipping masks, and new controls.

Apple's Tim Cook meets with power brokers at Davos, says education efforts 'for the people'

Tuesday January 22, 2019

Apple CEO Tim Cook is in Davos, Switzerland this week for the annual World Economic Forum, where corporate and political leaders gather to discuss their plans for the future.

Apple says the iPhone is a valuable readiness aid in a world impacted by climate change

Tuesday January 22, 2019

To a degree, Apple could actually benefit from the impacts of climate change with the iPhone a crucial part of a customer's readiness for a crisis, the company said in an unusual statement made public on Tuesday.

Coach updates Apple Watch band lineup with three new colors and a new style

Tuesday January 22, 2019

Coach has updated its Apple Watch strap lineup with new colors of their existing styles including a refresh to the popular Tea Rose Applique variant.

Apple's 'Shot on iPhone Challenge' offers chance for user's photos to be featured in ads

Tuesday January 22, 2019

Apple has asked iPhone owners to submit their best photographs to the Shot on iPhone Challenge, with images selected by the company able to be featured on billboards, Apple retail outlets and online.

Apple releases iOS 12.1.3, macOS 10.14.3, watchOS 5.1.3, and tvOS 12.1.2

Tuesday January 22, 2019

Apple has completed its latest round of beta testing, issuing final release updates of iOS 12.1.3, macOS 10.14.3, watchOS 5.1.3, and tvOS 12.1.2 for use by the general public.

MacBook Pro 'stage lighting' problem caused by tearing of thin cable integrated into display

Tuesday January 22, 2019

Repair advocate iFixit suggests that all of Apple's Touch Bar-equipped MacBook Pros may be vulnerable to fatigue failure of a thin flex-cable connecting the motherboard to the display.

iPhone XS Max ranks fourth in DxOMark selfie camera rankings

Tuesday January 22, 2019

DxOMark on Tuesday published its first-ever test rankings for smartphone selfie cameras, putting Apple's top-end phone, the iPhone XS Max, in just fourth place.

Tested: Using the iPhone XS Smart Battery Case on the iPhone X

Tuesday January 22, 2019

The Smart Battery Case for the iPhone XS physically fits on the 2017 iPhone X -- but how well does it actually work with the older device? AppleInsider puts it through its paces.

Apple exec admits Qualcomm was the only option for 4G in the iPhone for years

Tuesday January 22, 2019

Potentially aiding Qualcomm's trial defense against the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, Apple has admitted that for years, there was no other realistic option but Qualcomm when it wanted 4G modems for iPhones.

Apple locks Fortune's 'Most Admired Company' title for 12 years in a row

Tuesday January 22, 2019

Unfazed by iPhone sales or claims of stagnation, Apple on Tuesday claimed the top spot in Fortune's annual "World's Most Admired Companies" list -- for the 12th year in a row.

Foxconn says it will hire 50,000 in China amid claims of iPhone-related layoffs

Tuesday January 22, 2019

Apple's main assembly partner, Foxconn, said on Tuesday that it's aiming to hire over 50,000 people across its Chinese factories during the first quarter, which may at least eliminate any worst-case scenarios in the aftermath of weak iPhone sales.

Apple Pay coming to all 1,850 US Target locations, 7,000 Taco Bell restaurants

Tuesday January 22, 2019

Target has finally caved and will start accepting Apple Pay at retail very soon, alongside other major U.S. locations like Taco Bell and Hy-Vee.

Foxconn examining shift of iPhone assembly to India

Tuesday January 22, 2019

Foxconn is examining an expansion into India to both skirt a potential US-imposed tariff, as well as to help Apple comply with Indian requirements to manufacture locally.

Apple settles Apple Watch heart rate sensor lawsuit with biometrics firm Valencell

Tuesday January 22, 2019

Apple has settled a lawsuit with biometrics firm Valencell claiming the iPhone producer infringed patents relating to sensing technology, one that accused Apple of acquiring data on its technology during the development of the Apple Watch's heart rate sensor.