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2018

Starbucks' nationwide bias training will use iPads

Saturday May 26, 2018

"Designated iPads" will be part of May 29 training at more than 8,000 Starbucks locations nationwide.

App Roundup: FL Studio 20 for Mac, Spark 2, Evernote, Procreate Pocket 2, more!

Saturday May 26, 2018

The wide and varied world of software, there are new apps joining the iOS and Mac App Store ranks all the time, while existing releases receive updates to keep them relevant to their users. AppleInsider has collected together some of the main additions and updates for macOS and iOS software that shipped in the last week.

This week on AI: $539M in Apple v. Samsung, Apple's 'Bendgate' secrets, new MacBooks & more

Saturday May 26, 2018

A court ruled that Samsung owes Apple $539 million for violating iPhone patents, but we may not have heard the end of the years-long debacle. Other news of the week included the revelation that Apple was aware of iPhone 6 issues before "Bendgate" erupted.

Rumor: Apple working on new device family under codename 'Star' [u]

Friday May 25, 2018

Apple is rumored to be working on a new device family that, according to a decidedly sparse report, combines technology from the company's iOS and Mac device lineups.

Apple to unlock iPhone's NFC chip capabilities in June, report says

Friday May 25, 2018

Apple at its Worldwide Developer Conference in June is expected to announce a change in NFC policies that will enable a host of new capabilities for devices with embedded chips, for example opening NFC-enabled doors with an iPhone.

Apple issues transparency report for 2H 2017, says it will include App Store takedown requests in 2019

Friday May 25, 2018

Apple on Friday published its transparency report for the second half of 2017, revealing stats on government search requests in the U.S. and abroad. The company also announced plans to account for government requests to pull apps from the App Store.

How to save up to $1,300 on Apple MacBooks and iMacs this Memorial Day weekend

Friday May 25, 2018

Memorial Day weekend deals are going on now with instant and coupon savings on popular Macs. The 256GB 13" MacBook Pro for $1,269 is back, MacBook Airs are $779 with coupon, and closeout models are up to $1,300 off. Apple refurbished systems start at just $759 for 24 hours only as well. Check out the deals while supplies last.

Apple's Atlantic City store to close, displacing 52 workers

Friday May 25, 2018

Apple has announced the impending closure of a store in Atlantic City, N.J. without plans to open a new one in the surrounding vicinity.

Apple employees in force at Display Week, vastly outnumbering rivals

Friday May 25, 2018

Engineers and executives reportedly attended this week's Display Week conference in Los Angeles en masse, signaling a strong interest from the company in upcoming display technologies.

VoIP-Pal again accuses Apple of patent infringement with FaceTime, iMessage, Wi-Fi Calling in iPhone

Friday May 25, 2018

Patent holder VoIP-Pal has launched a new set of lawsuits against Apple, once more accusing the iPhone maker of infringing a collection of four voice over IP patents with the iMessage, FaceTime, and Wi-Fi Calling functions.

Apple's updated University Village store in Seattle approaches completion

Friday May 25, 2018

The replacement for Apple's current University Village outlet in Seattle is finally coming close to completion, photos and video show, although an opening date has yet to be set.

Apple should allow Steam Link into App Store despite violating third-party marketplace rules

Friday May 25, 2018

While Valve didn't completely block the ability to buy games through the Steam Link app leading to its disapproval, Apple's decision to deny Valve's Steam Link iOS app from the App Store for 'business conflicts' is shortsighted.

Review: Shinola Canfield headphones have exceptional looks, but audio left us wanting more

Friday May 25, 2018

Although Shinola is primarily seen as a lifestyle brand, its Canfield on-ear headphones are one of the latest product lines to join their established watches, bikes, and accessories, and AppleInsider tries them out.

Apple CarPlay added to 2019 Subaru WRX line

Friday May 25, 2018

Subaru's WRX sport compact, famous for its use in racing, will get Apple CarPlay support for the first time in the 2019 model year.

Essential Phone maker cancels next smartphone, may put company up for sale

Friday May 25, 2018

Essential, the electronics maker co-founded by Android originator Andy Rubin, is reportedly canceling the development of a follow-up to the Essential Phone and considering selling itself.

AppleInsider Podcast discusses Foxconn in Wisconsin, Apple's self-driving news

Friday May 25, 2018

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Victor and Mike discuss Foxconn's IPO of an IoT group, Apple's self-driving vehicle news, and Mike educates the world on the relative lack of danger from Wi-Fi. Also special to this weeks' podcast, Victor interviews Sonny Vu, former CEO of Misfit, the wearables and IoT company about what he's working on next.

Editorial: More companies need to temper their Artificial Intelligence with authentic ethics

Friday May 25, 2018

When Apple outlined that its new HomePod didn't initiate phone calls on its own, nobody jumped to the conclusion that this was because having a device in your home that anyone's voice could use to place a telephone call from your personal mobile number might be a bad idea. Instead, the company was generally lambasted for "again" failing to match one of the many features of Amazon's Alexa Echo always-listening appliances.

Beats 'Decade Collection' headphones revealed online ahead of release

Friday May 25, 2018

Apple's planned celebration of Beats By Dre's 10th anniversary -- a line of special "Decade Collection" hardware -- hit the web late this week prior to an official announcement, with major retail chains advertising the limited edition ahead of a scheduled launch in June.

Apple rejects Steam Link app from App Store, cites breach of guidelines

Thursday May 24, 2018

Gamers looking forward to playing their library of Steam games on an iPhone or iPad via the hotly anticipated Steam Link app will have to wait a bit longer, as Apple rejected the title from distribution through the App Store earlier in May.

Apple promotes free month of upgraded iCloud storage to non-paying users

Thursday May 24, 2018

In a move designed to drive iCloud storage subscription upgrades, Apple is now promoting free month-long trials of 50GB, 200GB and 2TB plans to customers currently on the gratis 5GB tier.