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2018

Apple Music now supports Android Auto, song search by lyrics

Wednesday September 19, 2018

Apple on Wednesday updated the Android version of its Apple Music streaming app, introducing support for Android Auto and song search by lyrics, the latter being a feature just introduced with iOS 12.

'Crazy Rich Asians' director shows off iPhone XS Max video prowess in short film

Wednesday September 19, 2018

A new short film shot entirely on iPhone XS Max by "Crazy Rich Asians" director Jon M. Chu highlights the handset's video creation potential.

Review: The iPhone XS gets longer life and camera lenses with the Moment Pro Photo battery case

Wednesday September 19, 2018

Moment's Pro Photo case is an Apple-certified battery case for your iPhone X or iPhone XS with enough tricks up its sleeve to please most anyone.

Sen. Rubio takes Apple to task for slow response to Adware Doctor's data harvesting

Wednesday September 19, 2018

A frequent critic of the company in regards to China, U.S. Senator Marco Rubio has reportedly sent a letter to Apple CEO Tim Cook asking why the company didn't immediately react to word a Mac App Store title was exporting browser histories to the country.

Installation rate for iOS 12 slightly trailing iOS 11 in first 48 hours after release

Wednesday September 19, 2018

One in ten iOS devices have been updated to run iOS 12 in the first 48 hours after its public release, according to data from one analytics firm, with the adoption rate putting the latest version of Apple's mobile system slightly behind that of the previous milestone release, iOS 11.

Hands on: Jaybird's wireless X4 sport headphones

Wednesday September 19, 2018

When it comes to sport headphones, the competition is increasingly fierce -- and the X4 is industry veteran Jaybird's attempt to stay near the top of the heap.

iOS 12.1 beta points to 4K external display support on new iPad Pros

Wednesday September 19, 2018

The latest discovery in the iOS 12.1 beta is that the software appears to support 4K external displays -- something impossible on any current iOS device, even when using Apple's HDMI adapter.

Does Apple have any premium buyers left for the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max?

Wednesday September 19, 2018

Emerging media narratives suggest that with smartphone sales contracting in many markets globally, there will increasingly be less opportunity for Apple to sell its high-end, ultra premium iPhone models to new buyers. But the reality is that Apple has a vast installed base of iPhone users-- and across the last year, while Apple earned incredible billions selling iPhones, only a small percentage of those users have yet upgraded to its newest, high-end flagships.

Apple sold 43% of all phones priced above $400 globally in Q2, earned majority of handset profits

Wednesday September 19, 2018

Apple's iPhone earnings were over 3.6 times that of Samsung and over three times the profits of the top four brands in China, as the company sold 43 percent of all "premium" phones globally.

Newegg card skimming hack stole customer payment details for over a month

Wednesday September 19, 2018

Online retailer Newegg has become the victim of a month-long data breach, with the payment details of thousands of customers potentially acquired by hackers, by adding code to the store's payments page in a similar manner to other recent attacks.

Larger camera bump in iPhone XS may prevent reuse of some iPhone X cases

Wednesday September 19, 2018

Owners of the iPhone X upgrading to the iPhone XS may not be able to use their existing smartphone cases with the new mobile device, after the discovery the rear camera protrusion on the iPhone XS is larger than the one on the earlier model, which could cause an issue for some protective accessories.

Hands on: Google Maps in CarPlay fights Apple Maps for your dashboard

Wednesday September 19, 2018

After being teased during WWDC, we finally have our hand on Google Maps in Apple's CarPlay. AppleInsider takes a spin to see how it compares to Apple's own option.

iPhone XS, XS Max, XR Battery sizes, RAM revealed by Chinese regulator

Wednesday September 19, 2018

Regulatory filings in China have revealed a number of interesting details about Apple's newest iPhones, including that the iPhone XS and XS Max both use 4GB of memory, and while the iPhone XS Max and XR have larger batteries than the iPhone X, the iPhone XS uses a smaller capacity power source.

New price drops knock up to $400 off 2018 Apple MacBook Pros, delivering the lowest prices ever

Wednesday September 19, 2018

Adorama has issued new, steeper discounts on Apple's Mid 2018 13- and 15-inch MacBook Pros exclusively for AppleInsider readers. Shoppers can now save up to $400 on a variety of models thanks to instant rebates and our exclusive coupon. Plus, there's no tax collected outside NY and NJ, with 0% financing for up to 12 months on approved credit.

Apple planning to ramp iPhone XR production to 'over 50 percent' of new iPhones

Wednesday September 19, 2018

Although much of its media hype has been focused on the iPhone XS and XS Max, Apple is reportedly planning to boost production of the iPhone XR past the 50 percent ratio by December.

Evernote culls 15 percent of its staff in bid for increased efficiency

Wednesday September 19, 2018

Productivity app Evernote has made a major reduction to its workforce, eliminating approximately 15 percent of its employees in a bid to make the company more efficient, shortly after the departure of key employees from the business.

Music Modernization Act passes Senate unscathed in bid to fix music streaming royalties

Wednesday September 19, 2018

The Music Modernization Act, a bill that aims to update laws relating to music licensing and royalty payments to take into account new services like Apple Music and Spotify, has taken one more step closer to becoming law, after the U.S. Senate unanimously passed the proposal.

Qualcomm dealt early blow in second ITC action against Apple

Wednesday September 19, 2018

Qualcomm's second U.S. International Trade Commission complaint against Apple is not going as planned. Staff for the agency this week issued a recommendation that found none of the chipmaker's remaining patents-in-suit infringed, adding that an iPhone import ban would adversely impact the cellular modem market.

Code in iOS 12.1 beta hints at Memoji syncing over iCloud, references 'iPad2018Fall'

Tuesday September 18, 2018

Lines of code unearthed in Apple's first iOS 12.1 beta, released earlier on Tuesday, suggest a future version of the operating system will support syncing of Memoji characters over iCloud, a feature that points to potential integration with a rumored iPad Pro with TrueDepth camera array. Further spelunking reveals references to an "iPad2018Fall," hinting that the device could launch soon.

Apple stores now sell Spire Health Tags for holistic self quantification

Tuesday September 18, 2018

Apple retail channels this week started sales of Spire Health Tags, small, machine-washable devices with a long battery life that sticks to a user's clothes to monitor heart rate and track steps, breathing, stress levels and sleep patterns.