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2019

Apple to reportedly reduce new hires amidst slumping iPhone sales

Wednesday January 16, 2019

Apple plans to reduce the number of new hires for certain divisions after the company missed revenue guidance for the December quarter on weak iPhone sales, according to a report issued on Wednesday.

Rumor claims 2019 iPhone will get 10MP TrueDepth camera, stick to Lightning

Wednesday January 16, 2019

Although Apple is expected to deliver significant upgrades to the rear-shooting camera on 2019 iPhones, other components may not follow suit, a rumor claimed on Wednesday.

Bleak smartphone industry could lead to double-digit iPhone decline in 2019

Wednesday January 16, 2019

The entire smartphone industry may be under a great deal of strain in 2019, with the biggest impact felt at the higher end as manufacturers like Apple and Samsung are poised to take a big hit, assuming a market analysis by J.P. Morgan is correct.

American Data Dissemination Act seeks to legislate how the tech industry uses your data

Wednesday January 16, 2019

Senator Marco Rubio has announced the American Data Dissemination Act, a data privacy bill that aims to shore up existing privacy laws and establish a minimum standard for tech giants like Amazon, Apple, Google and Facebook to obey.

Apple's stock is the one for 'the next decade,' former retail head Ron Johnson declares

Wednesday January 16, 2019

Apple's original retail head Ron Johnson urged investors to buy the company's stock on Wednesday, calling it a good long-term bet, and arguing that iPhone sales will revive during the next cycle.

Jason Katims departs Universal for Apple in multi-year content deal

Wednesday January 16, 2019

Jason Katims, the showrunner behind some of Universal Television's hit shows, will be departing the TV studio this summer in favor of a shift to Apple, where he will help produce new video projects as part of a multi-year deal.

Sprint promises to finally end sales of location data to third parties

Wednesday January 16, 2019

Following shortly behind its rivals, Sprint on Wednesday promised that it would at last end sales of location data to third parties -- something it and other U.S. carriers once promised to do before.

New price drops: 2018 MacBook Airs from $1,099 ($100-$150 off); AirPods back in stock; $100 off 2018 iPad Pros

Wednesday January 16, 2019

New markdowns are in effect on Apple's latest hardware, with 2018 MacBook Airs up to $150 off. The 11-inch iPad Pro is also on sale, with prices starting at $729 after $70 to $100 in savings. Meanwhile, those looking for a 2018 13-inch MacBook Pro can pick up current Touch Bar models at up to $150 off. And AirPods are back in stock.

After a year, the iMac Pro benefits from better performance, proving its value

Wednesday January 16, 2019

Apple's iMac Pro has been on the market for just over a year now, and what initially seemed like an overpriced machine compared to the high-end iMac 5K now looks a lot more reasonable. In this follow up examination after living with the machine for a year, we'll be looking at what's changed in Mac alternatives, complaints we've heard, and specific performance tests which have varied with software updates.

Sprint adds Apple Business Chat to support its iPhone & iPad customers

Wednesday January 16, 2019

Subscribers with U.S. carrier Sprint can now take advantage of Apple Business Chat when they need help with a plan or device.

Apple Pay chief Jennifer Bailey to deliver keynote at Transact payments forum

Wednesday January 16, 2019

Apple vice president of internet services Jennifer Bailey will be delivering the keynote address at payments technology forum Transact in April, and is expected to speak about how Apple Pay helps merchants make customer payments as secure and convenient as possible.

Apple in talks to put Apple Watch into the hands of Medicare users

Wednesday January 16, 2019

Apple has reportedly spoken with "at least three" private Medicare plan providers, exploring the possibility of subsidizing the Apple Watch for seniors 65 or older.

Motorola Razr revival with foldable display could cost more than an iPhone XS Max

Wednesday January 16, 2019

The Motorola Razr could be making a comeback as part of a deal between Lenovo and Verizon in the near future, but the iconic flip phone's return could introduce a foldable display as part of its redesign, as well as a hefty price tag of $1,500 that outweighs even the iPhone XS Max.

AirPower reference spotted in Malaysian iPhone Smart Battery Case website [u]

Wednesday January 16, 2019

Potentially keeping hope that the AirPower is still alive, Apple's Malaysian website makes a reference to the charging mat in relation to its new Smart Battery Cases.

Qualcomm points to innovation costs as shield to FTC's antitrust claims

Wednesday January 16, 2019

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has rested its case against Qualcomm, with the chip maker saying that innovation is expensive, and its licensing practices are justified based on that alone.

iPhone X beats out Galaxy S10+ CPU in alleged benchmark testing

Wednesday January 16, 2019

Supposed Geekbench data for Samsung's upcoming Galaxy S10+ would put the phone's performance behind its direct competitor, the iPhone XS Max, and even 2017's iPhone X.

Former Apple exec Scott Forstall discusses creativity in tech, more in interview

Wednesday January 16, 2019

In a rare interview published last week, Apple's former head of iOS development Scott Forstall discusses a wide range of topics that offer a peek behind the scenes at the company during the genesis of iPod, iPhone, iPad and other landmark devices.

Tim Cook highlights story of Apple Watch owner whose device detected A-Fib

Tuesday January 15, 2019

Apple CEO Tim Cook shared a tweet on Tuesday highlighting yet another Apple Watch Series 4 success story, with the device reportedly detecting atrial fibrillation in its wearer -- and potentially saving a life -- thanks to new ECG functionality.

Verizon to bundle Apple Music with top-tier unlimited plans starting Jan. 17

Tuesday January 15, 2019

Verizon on Tuesday announced a new promotion that will bundle Apple Music subscriptions to customers of its two most expensive monthly plans, expanding on an existing partnership with Apple that provided six free months of the streaming service to select users.

Apple launches Smart Battery Cases for iPhone XS, XS Max & XR

Tuesday January 15, 2019

Apple on Tuesday launched three new Smart Battery Cases to match its latest iPhone lineup, significantly extending the longevity of its handsets.