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2018

Six 2018 iPad Pro models spotted in app analytics data

Friday October 12, 2018

More signs that new iPad Pro models are on the way have surfaced, with an app analytics platform claiming to see logs of model identifiers for unreleased models for the tablet, labels that seemingly correlate with other rumors about the 2018 refresh.

Facebook confirms security breach impacted 30M user accounts

Friday October 12, 2018

Facebook has issued an update for September's security breach, advising the breach affected 30 million users, 20 million fewer than first thought, as well as revealing the kinds of data the attackers had access to during the incident.

How to use Spaces, Apple's mostly ignored macOS Mojave productivity feature

Friday October 12, 2018

While you're exploring the new Finder and trying out Dark Mode, take a turn into the Mac's less heralded but potentially much more useful virtual desktop Spaces. AppleInsider talks about how great it is -- and why it's sometimes perplexing.

New Stockholm city council vows to block unpopular Apple store plans

Friday October 12, 2018

Apple's plans for its first store in the Swedish capital of Stockholm may have been dealt a fatal blow, as a newly-elected city council is promising to support residents opposed to a proposed site.

Watch: iPhone XS Max's A12 Bionic smokes Samsung's Galaxy Note 9

Friday October 12, 2018

Despite promising class-leading performance from the Galaxy Note 9 in August, Samsung's flagship phablet failed to beat out the then nine-month-old iPhone X with A11 Bionic processor. Let's see how the Note 9 fares against a current Apple handset: the iPhone XS Max.

Apple's iPhone XR will launch with an official clear plastic case

Friday October 12, 2018

Apple customers looking to buy the iPhone XR will have a protection option that won't hide the brightly-colored shell, as there will be a clear case among the selection of official accessories offered by Apple from the time of launch.

Facebook rolls out 3D Photos feature using iPhone depth map data

Friday October 12, 2018

Facebook has started to roll out a new imaging feature to users of the social network, with "3D Photos" able to provide the effect of 3D in a two-dimensional photograph, by taking advantage of depth maps generated by newer iPhone models.

Tim Cook's worldwide tour and waiting for Apple's October iPad Pro event on the AppleInsider podcast

Friday October 12, 2018

The AppleInsider Podcast gets seriously into money as we examine App Store fraud in China and how Apple Pay won over CVS. Plus, what you should buy from Google's new hardware -- and what we think Apple's going to show us.

TSMC will continue to be Apple's sole chip producer for the 2019 'A13' processor

Friday October 12, 2018

TSMC will continue to be the only supplier of Apple's A-series chips in 2019, according to a report, with the iPhone component supplier believed to secure orders for next year's "A13" chip following its success with this year's A12 production.

Woot has Apple's current 12-inch MacBook on sale for $899.99 for 24 hours only

Friday October 12, 2018

Woot is knocking $400 off Apple's current Mid 2017 12-inch MacBook in your choice of Silver, Space Gray, Gold or Rose Gold while supplies last. Now $899.99, this matches the lowest price we've seen for the cheap Macs. Since Woot is owned by Amazon, Prime members can also snag free shipping on the ultraportable laptops.

Apple narrows iOS loyalty rate gap with Android in Q3, retention rates at all-time high

Thursday October 11, 2018

Apple's iOS is catching up to Google's Android in terms of customer loyalty, continuing a three-year trend that has seen both operating systems enjoy extremely high retention rates, according to a research report published Thursday.

Photos show Apple's first Thai store likely located in futuristic ICONSIAM complex

Thursday October 11, 2018

The first Apple Store opening in Thailand has seemingly been confirmed as images of the ICONSIAM construction site make their way online, clearly revealing the company's trademark fruit-shaped logo prominently displayed on the building's glass facade.

Kanye West delivers impromptu 'keynote' at Washington Apple store

Thursday October 11, 2018

Following his meeting with President Donald Trump, rapper Kanye West visited an Apple Store in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, where he proceeded to climb atop a display table and deliver a "keynote" to gathered customers.

Apple begins using smaller Subaru cars to capture Apple Maps data

Thursday October 11, 2018

Apple is reportedly deploying a new vehicle, the Subaru Impreza hatchback, to its fleet of vehicles driving the world to collect first-party Maps data.

Apple says half of all iOS devices are now running iOS 12

Thursday October 11, 2018

Apple has confirmed iOS 12 is on over half of all devices produced by the company, with the latest official figures indicating 53 percent of compatible iPhones, iPads, and iPod touch models running the latest iteration of the mobile operating system.

Kanye West pitches Apple-designed Air Force One 'iPlane' replacement in oval office

Thursday October 11, 2018

Outspoken musician Kanye West made the suggestion to President Donald Trump to replace Air Force One with a new hydrogen-powered plane to be worked on by Apple, with the idea shown off via iPhone during an Oval Office meeting.

Apple's iOS App Store continues domination of worldwide mobile app revenue

Thursday October 11, 2018

App analytics firm Sensor Tower is is once again finding that Apple's iOS App Store continues dominating revenue generated tallies, versus the Google Play store -- and the lead is only getting bigger.

Probable 2018 iPad Pro model numbers surface at Chinese regulator

Thursday October 11, 2018

A new set of filings at a Chinese regulator suggests the refreshed iPad Pro could land soon, with the filing revealing three model numbers for the device, including some that have appeared in leaks from earlier this year.

Wide-ranging Music Modernization Act signed into law

Thursday October 11, 2018

President Donald Trump has signed the bipartisan Music Modernization Act into law, reforming how songwriters and performers are reimbursed for their work in an age of increasing media streaming versus physical media ownership.

Apple spends $4.2m on office space to expand Elk Grove presence

Thursday October 11, 2018

Apple is expanding its facilities in Elk grove, California, adding more office space to complement its existing operations at the campus, with the additional space likely to help expand its AppleCare operations already well-established in the area.