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2019

College student sneaks drug trafficking app onto iOS App Store, still available for download

Tuesday February 19, 2019

A student at UC Santa Cruz was indicted last week on charges of distribution and possession with intent to distribute cocaine and methamphetamine, business allegedly conducted through an app made available on Apple's iOS App Store.

Quartet of videos from Apple demonstrate key iPhone photography features

Tuesday February 19, 2019

Four new videos from Apple educate users on Key Photos, Depth Control, Stage Light Mono, and how to search for photos, all on an iPhone.

Review: AirPodPal is a wireless charging case for your AirPods that will triple their battery life

Tuesday February 19, 2019

AppleInsider tries out yet another AirPods case -- this one weak on protection, but packing in several functional features unique in an increasingly oversaturated the market.

Siri in iOS 12.2 to recommend Today at Apple sessions based on app use

Tuesday February 19, 2019

In an interesting integration of Apple's Siri virtual assistant technology, the company's upcoming iOS 12.2 release delivers a new function that recommends relevant Today at Apple sessions to users based on their app preferences.

Qualcomm says Apple's software workarounds undermine case against US iPhone ban [u]

Tuesday February 19, 2019

Apple's software update to get around an alleged Qualcomm patent violation undermines its case against a ban on U.S. iPhone imports, the chipmaker said in a filing last week.

Apple brings iPhone SE back on sale in its online clearance section from $249

Tuesday February 19, 2019

Apple has given potential owners of the iPhone SE yet another chance to purchase the discontinued smartphone through its online store's Clearance section, but as with earlier sales, it is likely to be available only for a matter of hours before disappearing from view once more.

Video: Everything new in iOS 12.2 beta 3: Group FaceTime, Control Center remote, & bug fixes

Tuesday February 19, 2019

Apple has released iOS 12.2 beta 3 to developers, it comes with a number of notable changes over the past two beta releases.

Pro audio glitch with T2-equipped Macs associated with USB 2.0 connections

Tuesday February 19, 2019

The dropouts plaguing audio interfaces on Macs with Apple's T2 chip involve an overload of a USB bus running in the slower USB 2.0 speed, according to an Ableton-certified trainer.

Video: Discussing the 11 products that Apple is expected to release in 2019

Tuesday February 19, 2019

Prolific Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo published a list of products Apple is expected to ship in 2019. AppleInsider takes a look at the hardware list, and spells out which could potentially be in user's hands before the end of this year.

Apple distributes third developer betas of iOS 12.2, watchOS 5.2, tvOS 12.2

Tuesday February 19, 2019

Apple's beta testing process has rolled on to its third releases, with new builds of iOS 12.2, tvOS 12.2, and watchOS 5.2 now available to download by developers enrolled in the program.

Apple adding new gradient watchfaces for Apple Watch Hermes in watchOS 5.2

Tuesday February 19, 2019

With Apple's upcoming watchOS 5.2, a perk for people lucky enough to afford the Apple Watch Hermes will be two new watchfaces.

These Apple deals deliver Mac hardware as low as $379

Tuesday February 19, 2019

Record low prices are in effect now on Apple hardware, with Macs starting at just $379. From $999 12" MacBooks to $700 off 2018 15" MacBook Pros, these deals are valid while supplies last with limited quantities available at the reduced prices.

HomePod sales up in fourth quarter, Amazon and Google extending lead

Tuesday February 19, 2019

Smart Speakers such as the HomePod have helped almost double the global shipments of the product category in the fourth quarter of 2018, but while Apple's speaker is seeing increased sales, it is seemingly falling behind its rivals in terms of overall market share.

SoundCloud adds option to distribute music directly to services like Apple Music

Tuesday February 19, 2019

Looking to cement its status as a launching point for independent artists, SoundCloud on Tuesday announced an option letting musicians publish music directly to outside services like Spotify and Apple Music.

Eve's HomeKit-compatible Flare moodlight ships in US & Canada

Tuesday February 19, 2019

The Eve Flare, a HomeKit-compatible light originally launched in Europe last year, is now finally available in the U.S. and Canada.

Qualcomm's new X55 5G modem is ridiculously fast - but Apple probably won't use it

Tuesday February 19, 2019

Qualcomm on Tuesday revealed a new modem, the Snapdragon X55, an updated 5G model with better performance -- though it's unlikely to appear in Apple's iPhone anytime soon unless the two companies can settle their differences.

AirPods Wireless Charging Case may not need precise location on a charging pad

Tuesday February 19, 2019

A future version of the AirPods Wireless Charging Case may not necessarily require users to carefully line it up on a wireless charger for it to receive power, with Apple proposing a system where it could be placed in practically any position on an AirPower-style charging pad and still be able to inductively charge.

Apple's iPhone still holds commanding lead in smartphone sales in Japan

Tuesday February 19, 2019

While Apple's shipments in the Japanese smartphone market dipped 10.5 percent year-over-year in the December quarter, the iPhone still enjoys overwhelming popularity there, according to new research data.

Apple's Chinese price cuts provided only temporary sales improvement

Tuesday February 19, 2019

Apple's attempts to boost its iPhone sales in China via price cuts offered only a temporary effect, according to Rosenblatt Securities, with post Chinese New Year sales reportedly seeing little in the way of improvement in a depressed smartphone market.

'iPad mini 5' CAD file suggests spec bump, no major new features

Tuesday February 19, 2019

More speculation about Apple's rumored fifth-generation iPad mini suggests it won't have any major changes to its appearance, with one prominent leaker examining a CAD file believing the compact tablet will largely be similar to the fourth-generation model but with improved specifications.