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2018

Apple versus Samsung $548M smartphone patent battle returns to court

Monday May 14, 2018

As Apple and Samsung prepare to go head to head in court again, AppleInsider takes a look at the history of this particular long-running patent battle between the tech giants.

Apple releases fifth developer betas of iOS 11.4, macOS 10.13.5, tvOS 11.4 & watchOS 4.3.1

Monday May 14, 2018

Apple has released its fifth developer betas of iOS 11.4, macOS 10.13.5, tvOS 11.4, and watchOS 4.3.1, with this third batch of betas seeded since the start of May indicating the operating systems are getting closer to a full release.

Last call: Enter to win a Sonos One smart speaker with a lifetime Plex Pass

Monday May 14, 2018

AppleInsider is partnering with Plex this week to offer readers the chance to win a Sonos One smart speaker bundled with a lifetime Plex Pass. Two prizes will be given away, each valued at $320. Find out how to enter today.

App Store could get flooded with gambling apps, after SCOTUS kills sports wager ban

Monday May 14, 2018

The U.S. Supreme Court has struck down a 1992 law that barred most states from allowing sports wagers. AppleInsider takes a look at what that means for gambling apps in the App Store.

Deals: Free Google Home Mini with $150+ on eBay, plus last call for 15" MacBook Pro bargains

Monday May 14, 2018

Shoppers this week can snap up a free Google Home Mini with a $150 purchase on eBay with coupon. Meanwhile, today is the final day to pick up Apple's loaded Mid 2017 15" MacBook Pro with a 1TB SSD and top-of-the-line Radeon 560 graphics for $2,999. Time is also running out to save $900 on the Late 2016 15" MacBook Pro with a 512GB SSD (plus the free Google Home Mini).

'iPhone 8s' could bring back iPhone 5c color options in the fall, says analyst

Monday May 14, 2018

Apple could release brightly-colored versions of the iPhone as part of this year's fall refresh, suggests investment firm Rosenblatt Securities, reviving the color scheme used in the iPhone 5c in an attempt to make an LCD-equipped model more distinct from the versions using an OLED display.

'EasyMesh' standard could simplify Wi-Fi mesh networks, allow interoperability

Monday May 14, 2018

A newly-introduced Wi-Fi standard, EasyMesh, could potentially simplify the growing mesh router market and let people mix and match satellite units from different makers.

iPhone will continue to drive Apple's business, analyst sees 220M sold in both 2018 and 2019

Monday May 14, 2018

While services will continue to grow into a massive entity on its own, longtime analyst Gene Munster says that the iPhone will remain a "stable business for the next few years."

Apple Watch use in Paralympian's training highlighted ahead of Global Accessibility Awareness Day

Monday May 14, 2018

The Apple Watch has helped to improve the way U.S. Paralympian Austin Pruitt trains, a report reveals, highlighting Apple's work to make its products and services accessible to all users, ahead of Global Accessibility Awareness Day occurring on Thursday.

iPad Pro and Apple Pencil converts traditional New Yorker illustrator to all-digital workflow

Monday May 14, 2018

In a new interview, Mark Ulriksen -- an artist best known for his work on New Yorker magazine -- said he recently made the switch from traditional art to using an iPad Pro, and has been bragging about the conveniences of it.

Apple sued over iPhone's alleged role in EgyptAir flight 804 crash

Monday May 14, 2018

The claimants operating theory suggests that an overheating iPhone 6s or tablet caused the crash that killed 66 people in 2016.

Apple Mail affected by critical PGP, S/MIME encryption vulnerabilities

Monday May 14, 2018

Vulnerabilities have been discovered in PGP and S/MIME that could allow an attacker to read emails encrypted using the standards, with one attack potentially allowing for a message to be decrypted by abusing a flaw in the way Mail for iOS and macOS renders HTML-based messages.

Review: Linksys Velop dual-band routers are an affordable mesh networking solution

Sunday May 13, 2018

Mesh routers are the new hot trend in wireless networking, though they tend to be expensive. We took the new budget-friendly Linksys Velop dual-band whole home Wi-Fi system for a test to see how it performed, and compared it to the popular tri-band version.

Tim Cook Duke commencement calls out to Steve Jobs, urges grads to think different

Sunday May 13, 2018

Apple CEO Tim Cook returned to his Alma Mater Duke for the commencement speech for the 2018 graduates, and left to a standing ovation.

First Look: Philips Hue Wellner lamp with Apple HomeKit [u]

Sunday May 13, 2018

Most of the time smartbulbs are sold solo, asking you to use an existing lamp base or buy your own. Philips being a major lighting vendor, they also have some "all-in-one" options, with one of the latest being the HomeKit-compatible Hue Wellner. [Updated with Philips clarification on dimmer switch]

Chicago Bears team iPad stolen, MacBook pilfered from airport security and more news in Apple crime

Sunday May 13, 2018

An NFL linebacker has his iPad with the team playbook stolen, a man accused of breaking into a school to steal iPads gets permission to attend his friend's "stag do," and more from the Apple-centric crime ledger.

Rumor: 'iPhone SE 2' to debut in September with TrueDepth camera

Saturday May 12, 2018

According to the latest industry scuttlebutt out of China, production of a refreshed iPhone SE smartphone has not yet started, suggesting Apple plans to debut the device alongside flagship models in September.

Hands On: WeatherKit for iPhone and iPad is a beautiful forecasting app for everyone

Saturday May 12, 2018

There is no shortage of weather apps on the App Store -- we don't want to count how many we've tried. There are great ones, and WeatherKit is among them.

App Roundup: Fender Play for iOS, Microsoft Visual Studio for Mac, Pinball Arcade, Gmail for iOS, more!

Saturday May 12, 2018

New apps and updates to existing software are published in the App Store and other software marketplaces all the time, and keeping track of them all is an impossible task for most people. AppleInsider has gathered together some of the highlight macOS and iOS software updates and new apps that surfaced in the last week.

This week on AI: Apple's TV app 'channels,' 2018 iPhone rumors, iMac turns 20 & more

Saturday May 12, 2018

Rumors about 2018 iPhones continued to mount this week, but there was plenty of ammunition for other headlines -- such as Apple's plans for selling third-party video subscriptions.