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2019

All the new HomeKit gear landing in 2019

Monday January 14, 2019

HomeKit adoption is quickly accelerating, with an unprecedented number of accessories slated to hit the market in 2019. AppleInsider walks you through the dozens of new devices poised to hit store shelves in the coming months.

Nike teases Tuesday reveal of new iPhone-controlled self-lacing sneakers

Monday January 14, 2019

One of the features of Nike's self-lacing sneakers for the mass market -- set to be announced Tuesday -- will be smartphone control, including the iPhone, according to a teaser video.

Controversial BBC veteran Charlie Sloth to host new rap show on Apple's Beats 1

Monday January 14, 2019

One-time BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra DJ Charlie Sloth is coming to Beats 1 radio with a new rap show, premiering Jan. 19 at 3 p.m. Eastern, carrying over some of his signature elements.

Apple's iPhone a big priority for U.S. corporate spending in 2019

Monday January 14, 2019

Corporations are preparing to increase their spending on Apple products over the next 12 months, a survey of chief information officers has revealed, with companies set to provide more iPhones to employees than in the last four years.

Apple tried to use Qualcomm modems in the iPhone XS and iPhone XR, but was refused

Monday January 14, 2019

Apple Chief Operating Officer Jeff Williams testified on Monday that both the iPhone XR, and iPhone XS family were supposed to have modems from both Qualcomm and Intel, but Qualcomm refused to sell the company chips for the new models.

2018 iPad Pro getting push from new Apple promotional page

Monday January 14, 2019

In an unusual marketing ploy, Apple has premiered a mobile-only website selling the 2018 iPad Pro, boiling its advantages down to four main points.

Hands On: HyperDrive is the best USB-C dock for the iPad Pro yet

Monday January 14, 2019

If you're looking for an iPad Pro-specific USB-C hub, the HyperDrive is definitely the best yet.

Face ID, Touch ID unlocks can't be compelled by law enforcement, rules federal judge

Monday January 14, 2019

The police cannot force a person to unlock their iPhone with Face ID or Touch ID, a U.S. federal judge has ruled, a move that effectively provides users the same protection for the biometric security for their devices as previously afforded to passcodes.

Today's best deals: 12" MacBooks (512GB) $999; $225 off Vega 20 15" MacBook Pros; AirPods back in stock

Monday January 14, 2019

While supplies last, Woot has Apple's 2017 12-inch MacBook with a 512GB SSD on sale for $999.99 ($600 off) in your choice of color. These units are refurbished by Apple, but come with a 90 day Woot warranty, allowing for the record breaking discount. Meanwhile, AirPods are back in stock at B&H, and Adorama is knocking $225 off popular 15-inch MacBook Pros with Vega graphics.

Review: Nimble chargers and batteries are a solid, stylish, and eco-friendly way to power up

Monday January 14, 2019

Nimble is on a mission to overturn the battery and charging industries, making them a force for good. AppleInsider goes hands-on with the entire Nimble lineup to see how these eco-friendly chargers stack up to the high-priced market leaders.

Apple Pay may reach Slovakia & Czech Republic this spring

Monday January 14, 2019

Filling out important gaps in the European market, Apple Pay is reportedly poised to arrive in Slovakia and/or the Czech Republic somewhere between late February and early March.

Samsung has a long history of mocking Apple before copying it

Monday January 14, 2019

Stop us if you've heard this one. Apple makes some change to its iPhones, Samsung's PR company mocks the very idea -- and finally Samsung copies it. Sometimes the company keeps a low profile, sometimes it shouts about Apple's missteps, but always, always Samsung then goes the same way.

Early 2019 smartphone production worldwide predicted to hit lows last seen in 2013

Monday January 14, 2019

Global smartphone production is continuing to fall and will do for some time, according to analysts for Credit Suisse, with the investment bank forecasting production in the first quarter of 2019 for all manufacturers including Apple will fall to a level last observed in 2013.

Apple chip supplier Dialog ekes out Q4 revenue goals despite iPhone slump

Monday January 14, 2019

Suffering relatively little fallout from Apple's disappointing iPhone sales, Dialog Semiconductor said on Monday that it expects to hit the low end of revenue guidance for the December quarter.

Over 96% of Apple Health Records trial users found it easy to use

Monday January 14, 2019

Apple's Health Records, the company's platform for storing and sharing personal health data between patients and caregivers, has been given very favorable reviews by some of its first users, with a survey revealing the vast majority not only found it easy to use, but helped them understand their health.

PSA: The HomePod now counts towards streaming limits with Apple Music

Monday January 14, 2019

Sometime in 2019, Apple quietly changed how the HomePod is counted by the Apple Music service as a streaming device, resulting in a slightly more restrictive device for the end-user.

HomePod heads to Hong Kong & mainland China on Jan. 18

Sunday January 13, 2019

The HomePod, available in the U.S. for nearly a year, will at last ship to Hong Kong and the Chinese mainland on Jan. 18, Apple said in a rare Sunday announcement.

Exploring what you can, and can't do with HomeKit for TVs

Sunday January 13, 2019

HomeKit and AirPlay 2 will unlock a host of new functionality thanks to integration into many leading manufacturer's television sets, including Samsung, Vizio, and LG. AppleInsider examines what that will look like, and what you'll be able to do, when the features are available.

Apple's AirPower charging mat may not be cancelled after all

Saturday January 12, 2019

If reports out of the Chinese supply chain can be believed, Apple's AirPower charging accessory has very recently begun mass production with an established Apple manufacturing partner building the device.

Video: Rounding up the 2019 iPhone rumors, including USB-C, 5G, and more

Saturday January 12, 2019

It is the start of a new year, and there's already a number of rumors circulating about Apple's iPhone releases for 2019. Based on the chatter we've been hearing, there could be some big changes for the iPhone arriving later in 2019, including a shift to USB-C and a triple-camera setup on the rear.