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2019

Chinese anti-counterfeit alliance demands Apple respect iPhone sales ban from Chinese court

Friday January 04, 2019

Apple needs to respect the decision of a court banning the sale of some iPhone models in China, a Chinese anti-counterfeit alliance declared on Thursday, alleging subsidiaries affected by the order are seemingly ignoring the demand relating to a Qualcomm patent infringement case.

Qualcomm's German injunction and Apple's Q1 earnings on the AppleInsider Podcast

Friday January 04, 2019

This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, William and Victor talk about this week's two biggest stories. Victor updates William on the latest in Qualcomm news, and William has questions about Apple's issuing guidance on Q1 profits.

China gets exclusive New Years-style Beats for the holidays

Thursday January 03, 2019

Apple just released its Chinese New Year gift guide, and included in the list is an exclusive set of Beats, styled for the new year.

Apple's Back to School promotion offers Beats to students in Australia, Brazil, New Zealand and South Korea

Thursday January 03, 2019

Apple kicked off its annual back to school promotion in Australia, New Zealand, Brazil and South Korea on Friday, offering students a pair of Beats headphones with qualifying discounted hardware purchase.

Security researcher who claimed discovery of Face ID bypass cancels Black Hat presentation

Thursday January 03, 2019

A China-based security researcher has withdrawn a presentation on what was advertised as a workable Face ID hack from the prestigious Black Hat Asia conference after his employer, Ant Financial, called the talk "misleading."

Apple cloud services executive Patrick Gates departs for stealth startup Humane

Thursday January 03, 2019

Stealth startup Humane, founded by a pair of former Apple executives, last month announced longtime Apple cloud services engineer Patrick Gates had joined the company as chief technology officer.

Ebro Darden talks new Apple Music job, future UI improvements & more

Thursday January 03, 2019

In an interview published on Thursday, Beats 1 DJ Ebro Darden addressed his new job as Apple Music's global editorial head for hip-hop and R&B, along with long-term plans for the service and other topics.

Spectrum finally rolls out promised Apple TV app with zero sign-on support

Thursday January 03, 2019

Having missed an original 2018 deadline, Charter Spectrum on Thursday finally released its promised Apple TV app with support for tvOS 12's "zero sign-on" functions.

Here's how to get started with your new Apple Watch

Thursday January 03, 2019

If you've just a new Apple Watch -- especially if you're upgrading from an older one -- start here. This is what you need to know, what steps you'll go through, and what choices you have to make as you set up a new Apple Watch.

Apple's guidance correction in China would be great news from Samsung

Thursday January 03, 2019

While Apple's critics are scrambling to portray its restatement of guidance as some sort of evidence of a "lack of innovation" or "pricing that's too high," the reality is that it's simply evidence that President Trump's tariff war on China has hurt a key Apple market. Apple has never been better positioned-- and its competition is now performing so badly that any one of them would love to be in Apple's shoes.

How to extend the battery life on your Apple Watch

Thursday January 03, 2019

With the holiday season now over, a lot of people are walking around with a brand new Apple Watch. AppleInsider explains how to maximize your Apple Watch battery life so it lasts as long as possible.

App Store breaks sales records for holiday period, New Year resolutions help set single-day record

Thursday January 03, 2019

Customers of the App Store have set new spending records over the holidays, Apple has confirmed, with late-in-the-year purchases helping to cap off an already record-breaking year, as well as starting 2019 with a new single-day record.

Lowest prices: 2018 15" MacBook Pros for $2,199, high-end models $2,599 ($200 off), plus Apple Watch deals

Thursday January 03, 2019

Shoppers looking for Apple's latest 15-inch MacBook Pro can save $200 this week on popular models at both B&H and Amazon. Apple Watch Series 4 and Series 3 devices are also up to $350 off, with new styles added to mix.

Analysts pile on Apple following revenue guidance miss

Thursday January 03, 2019

Since Apple revised its revenue guidance on Wednesday, analysts have been quick to jump on the news with their opinions on the lower-than-expected iPhone sales and reduced revenues primarily from the Chinese market. AppleInsider rounds up a number of the statements made by the commentators.

Qualcomm posts $1.52B bond to enforce German ban on some iPhones

Thursday January 03, 2019

Qualcomm on Thursday announced that it posted a security bond of 1.34 billion euros, about $1.52 billion, moving ahead with a German ban on the iPhone 7 and 8.

Cook promises Apple will 'learn' and 'take action' in memo to workers

Thursday January 03, 2019

Following up on the sudden news that December-quarter earnings will be lower than predicted by between $5 billion and $9 billion, Apple CEO Tim Cook promised future changes in a memo to employees.

Apple researching wearable glove input device, to simplify interactions with AR & VR

Thursday January 03, 2019

Apple is researching how users can interact with computer systems, with one idea being a glove that could be used for gesture controls, and could potentially provide haptic feedback in some situations.

Apple Watch & iPhone used in escape from flipped, sinking car

Thursday January 03, 2019

A Florida woman is lucky to be alive after her car flipped into a marsh by a Tampa highway, apparently saved by a combination of her Apple Watch, iPhone, and Google Maps.

Long-time Mac accessory vendor OWC acquiring Akitio

Thursday January 03, 2019

OWC has announced that is is acquiring Akitio, with the merger creating a larger organization focused on the prosumer market.

Apple's earnings warning indicates trouble in China, but everyone should calm down

Thursday January 03, 2019

By the looks of the headlines since Wednesday afternoon, you'd think that Apple Park is on fire, and the company is headed for a loss for the quarter. While the earnings miss discussion isn't a net positive for the company, there are still a few things to keep in mind.