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2018

Lack of iPhone XR delivery delays suggest softer launch demand than iPhone XS

Friday October 19, 2018

Fewer people are rushing to buy the iPhone XR on the first day of preorders than during the iPhone XS launch, but the iPhone XR should still ultimately reign as the most popular 2018 iPhone, Loup Ventures' Gene Munster claims.

Apple MacBook Pro Blowout Sale: Save up to $925 on Mid 2017 13" and 15" models with no tax outside NY & NJ

Friday October 19, 2018

Apple authorized reseller Adorama has just slashed prices even further on Mid 2017 13- and 15-inch MacBook Pros with Touch Bar, resulting in the lowest prices anywhere -- and the deals are available only at AppleInsider. Save up to $925 on premium configurations with upgrades, such as high-end graphics, additional storage space and faster processors. Supplies are limited and may sell out at any time.

Tim Cook lambastes Bloomberg for iCloud spy chip report, calls for retraction

Friday October 19, 2018

Apple CEO Tim Cook has uncharacteristically spoken out about the Bloomberg report that claimed that the Chinese had inserted a spy chip into the company's iCloud server, and is completely denying that Apple was impacted.

Apple repair policy critic vows to fight 'counterfeit' battery seizure by U.S. customs

Friday October 19, 2018

Prominent YouTube repair personality and repair shop owner Louis Rossmann has objected to the seizure of original batteries worth $1,000 by U.S. Customs and Border Protection under the suspicion they are counterfeit, ten days after participating in a report attacking Apple's repair policies.

Google charging Android device makers up to $40 per phone to install apps

Friday October 19, 2018

Google's recent EU ruling-driven rule changes for licensing access to the Google Play Store and the company's other apps to Android devices could cost some vendors as much as $40 per unit, according to internal documents, but the high fee could be significantly reduced down or eliminated entirely if Google's clients preinstall specific apps onto European smartphones.

U.S. intelligence director: 'no evidence' of Chinese spy chips in iCloud servers

Friday October 19, 2018

The U.S. Director of National Intelligence, Dan Coats, claims that the government has seen "no evidence" so far that Chinese spy chips were planted onto motherboards that then made their way into servers at companies like Apple.

How Apple's Aperture created a new class of app on October 19, 2005 and lost it to Adobe Lightroom

Friday October 19, 2018

On October 19, 2005, Apple released a new tool for professional photographers. It promised much, it ultimately delivered a great deal, and it has fans to this day. AppleInsider talks about the major Apple app that the company killed.

Jony Ive 'proud' of Apple Watch, explains design team's late Apple Park move

Friday October 19, 2018

Apple Chief Design Officer Jony Ive believes the Apple Watch is more than a timepiece and is "truly proud" of the wearable device, according to a recent interview covering the design team's move into Apple Park, and the responsibility the company has to examine how its products impact the world.

iPhone XR may reduce ASP but should outpace iPhone 8 shipments by 50 percent

Friday October 19, 2018

The iPhone XR will fare far better than the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus in terms of shipments, Robert Cihra of Guggenheim Securities predicts, but while the low cost could hurt the overall iPhone average selling price, the release will probably help drive demand and fourth quarter revenue.

Chinese consumer group demands Apple compensate stolen Apple ID owners

Friday October 19, 2018

The China Consumer Association is calling on Apple to fully compensate people who lost money as a result of stolen iCloud accounts, arguing the company is downplaying a recent security breach.

Apple's Mac and iPad event, murder and the Apple Watch & more on the AppleInsider podcast

Friday October 19, 2018

The AppleInsider Podcast gets into international intrigue, as we talk about murder, Apple Watch, and also, what we think Apple's going to announce at the next event.

Apple releases USB-C charging cable for Apple Watch

Friday October 19, 2018

As the new iPhone XR comes out, so does a single accessory -- but it's not for the phone. Instead, it's for connecting your Watch to a USB-C port instead of the regular USB-A one.

Ready to preorder Apple's iPhone XR? Here's where to get the best deal

Friday October 19, 2018

Now that iPhone XR preorders are up and running, wireless carriers are offering discounts on the new devices. We're rounding up where to find the best deals, including buy one, get one free promotions.

Apple's first iPhone XR ads coincide with preorder kickoff

Friday October 19, 2018

Apple on Friday posted a pair of iPhone XR ads to its official YouTube channel, promoting the device that went up for preorder at midnight Pacific.

Apple now accepting iPhone XR preorders ahead of Oct. 26 launch [u]

Friday October 19, 2018

Apple on Friday opened preorders for iPhone XR, the latest addition to the company's top-selling smartphone line.

Apple pitched a standardized version of iMessage to wireless carriers, but they didn't bite

Thursday October 18, 2018

In an editorial bemoaning the lack of interoperability between Apple's iMessage and common SMS texting systems, former head of iOS development Scott Forstall reveals the company once tried to push wireless carriers toward its version of messaging.

New iPad Pro again rumored to ditch Lightning for USB-C

Thursday October 18, 2018

Rumors out of Asia this week again suggest Apple intends to swap out its proprietary Lightning connector for the faster, more robust USB-C protocol when it ships an expected iPad Pro revamp this fall.

Apple's online store goes down ahead of iPhone XR preorders

Thursday October 18, 2018

Apple's online storefront was taken offline late Thursday as the company prepares to handle an expected onslaught of traffic when it takes iPhone XR preorders live a minute after midnight, Pacific time.

Apple sued over FaceTime technology

Thursday October 18, 2018

Patent troll Uniloc on Thursday filed a fresh legal claim against Apple -- its third in as many weeks -- asserting the tech giant's FaceTime technology infringes on an internet telephony invention developed by Hewlett-Packard.

Apple says 'top apps' are integrating Siri Shortcuts

Thursday October 18, 2018

Apple is drumming up consumer interest in Siri Shortcuts following its release in iOS 12, and on Thursday threw a spotlight on popular apps that integrate the Siri-powered automation feature.