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2018

Steve Jobs took weekly hands-on role in first Apple store design, says former retail head Ron Johnson

Wednesday December 05, 2018

Steve Jobs was deeply involved in the development of Apple's first retail store, according to original retail head Ron Johnson, providing regular vetting and suggestions as the company experimented with a prototype in a rented warehouse near 1 Infinite Loop in Cupertino.

Bloomberg continues iPhone panic mongering by conflating Apple's Give Back trade-in program with price slashing

Wednesday December 05, 2018

Bloomberg is back with a story that presents Apple's trade-in program as being an example of desperate price slashing in response to supposedly flagging sales of what Apple has actually stated is its most popular phone -- the iPhone XR.

'Apple Music for Business' streaming service might be in the works

Wednesday December 05, 2018

A version of Apple Music with public performance licensing in mind might be coming soon, given that Apple has filed trademark applications for "Apple Music for Business."

Health-tracking AirPods a next step for Apple as Google and Amazon race to imitate

Wednesday December 05, 2018

Apple may be looking at improving the AirPods with health monitoring features soon, but the company may face steep competition in that space, as Amazon and Google appear to be eyeing the same market.

Review: Twelve South leather Journal line for MacBook Pro and additional gear beautiful, but expensive

Wednesday December 05, 2018

Twelve South has expanded their Journal line to both the MacBook Pro and the CaddySack travel tote, giving a more modern option to the ever-popular BookBook style.

Every Android maker to have 5G flagship by end of 2019, Qualcomm says

Wednesday December 05, 2018

Providing insight into the future of smartphone technology -- and taking a jab at Apple -- Qualcomm President Cristiano Amon said that by the end of 2019, all Android handset makers will have at least one flagship device capable of accessing speedy 5G networks. Apple's iPhone is not expected to make the leap to 5G until 2020.

Artist wins coveted Turner Prize for short films shot on iPhone

Tuesday December 04, 2018

Artist Charlotte Prodger was presented the 2018 Turner Prize at a ceremony in London on Tuesday for a moving-image exhibition comprised of two short films, "Bridgit" and "Stoneymollan Trail," which was filmed entirely on an iPhone.

Nomad launches Rugged Case with support for Moment lenses

Tuesday December 04, 2018

Nomad this week released its latest leather Rugged Case for Apple's iPhone models, designed with a built-in mount for the popular line of Moment lenses.

Key Apple security expert Jon Callas leaves to take job with ACLU

Tuesday December 04, 2018

One of Apple's senior security specialists, Jon Callas, has reportedly jumped ship to work at the American Civil Liberties Union -- and for a much smaller salary.

Apple confirms 70 percent of iOS devices now running iOS 12

Tuesday December 04, 2018

The adoption rate for iOS 12 is considerably faster than that of iOS 11, Apple has confirmed, with new figures revealing the latest generation of the company's operating system for iPhones, iPads, and the iPod touch is now installed on 70 percent of all iOS-based devices.

Testing how well the Vega 20-equipped MacBook Pro runs Fortnite in macOS and Windows 10

Tuesday December 04, 2018

Apple recently introduced Vega 16 and 20 graphics options for the 15-inch MacBook Pro, putting a considerable amount of power into a compact notebook. AppleInsider tries out a top-specification Vega 20 MacBook Pro with a Core i9 processor and 32 gigabytes of RAM to see how well it can run Fortnite, in both macOS and Windows 10 using Bootcamp.

Epic Game Store coming to compete with Valve's Steam, Mac App Store

Tuesday December 04, 2018

Fortnite and Gears of War developer Epic Games is in the process of building the Epic Games Store, which could potentially lure Mac and Windows developers away from Valve's industry-dominant Steam platform.

Microsoft and MasterCard working on universal online identification standard

Tuesday December 04, 2018

Microsoft and MasterCard announced that they are teaming up to create a digital identity solution to help protect consumers across the shopping, investment and travel industries.

Holiday gift guide 2018: Speakers that are sure to please the music lover on your shopping list

Tuesday December 04, 2018

Speakers are probably one of the easiest gift choices. You can spend a little on a portable Bluetooth speaker, or practically infinite amounts on whole-home audio. AppleInsider rounds up the best speaker gift ideas for this holiday season.

Apple certified MFi USB-C Lightning cables could arrive as soon as February

Tuesday December 04, 2018

Apple is now allowing manufacturers to produce their own fast-charging USB-C to Lightning cables, with releases for consumers possible as early as February according to documentation from socket part suppliers.

Future AirPods could use more secure ear-fitting methods to enable fitness tracking features

Tuesday December 04, 2018

Apple is continuing to consider producing AirPods with health tracking functionality, but the use of biometric sensors in wireless earbuds presents new challenges in keeping them firmly in place, a problem Apple has also attempted to solve.

Amazon has 2018 iPads on sale for $289, plus $659 iPhone X devices at Woot

Tuesday December 04, 2018

A great gift idea, Apple's standard 2018 9.7-inch iPad is currently $40 off at Amazon with free shipping for arrival before Christmas. Silver, Space Gray and Gold are all available at the reduced price, with discounts in effect on upgraded models and accessories as well. Shoppers can also save up to $300 on Apple's iPhone X at Amazon-owned Woot today only.

Apple's largest supplier reported 24 percent surge in revenues from OLED display, components sales

Tuesday December 04, 2018

Apple's largest supplier-- and the primary source of the flexible OLED panels used in iPhone X and the new iPhone XS lineup-- reported 24 percent year-over-year growth in its Q3 revenues from its semiconductors, memory, and display panel unit, an increase it attributed to "increasing demand for flexible [OLED] panels." That supplier was Samsung, and the "major customers" it credited clearly included the world's largest seller of high-end OLED phones. Why aren't Samsung's results attributed to being an "iPhone supplier"?

Apple falls 2% as HSBC joins chorus of banks downgrading shares on iPhone saturation fears

Tuesday December 04, 2018

A dependance on the iPhone for the majority of its revenue and a saturation of the smartphone market has contributed to a downgrade of Apple's shares from HSBC, which shifted Apple down from a "Buy" grade to "Hold" and a reduced 12-month target price from $205 to $200.

Apple shifting marketing staff, pushing trade-ins to expand sales of 2018 iPhones

Tuesday December 04, 2018

Apple is reportedly changing up its tactics to boost sales of the iPhone XS and iPhone XR, to boost sales of its flagship product for the holiday season.