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2018

Apple Pay to arrive in Germany, CVS and 7-11 later this year

Tuesday July 31, 2018

During Apple's quarterly conference call for the third quarter of 2018, CEO Tim Cook made two announcements regarding Apple Pay's planned expansion for the year.

iPhone X maintains position as most popular model, Apple says

Tuesday July 31, 2018

The iPhone X once again held onto its spot as the most popular iPhone model worldwide during the June quarter, Apple CEO Tim Cook said during a Tuesday results call, helping drive iPhone average selling price to new heights.

Apple again shatters record for services revenue with $9.5 billion in fiscal Q3

Tuesday July 31, 2018

Apple's services financial category jumped 31 percent year-over-year in the third fiscal quarter of 2018, its best performance ever.

Notes of interest from Apple's Q3 2018 conference call

Tuesday July 31, 2018

Apple set a new high for the June quarter on the back of a premium-priced iPhone lineup anchored by iPhone X, as well as continued growth in the services segment. Following the publication of its third fiscal quarter 2018 results, the company provided additional detail on the record-setting performance in an earnings conference call.

Apple reports best June quarter ever with $53.3B in revenue on 41.3M iPhone sales

Tuesday July 31, 2018

Apple's revenue for the third quarter of the fiscal year 2018 hit $53.3 billion, the company revealed on Tuesday, with it and the earnings-per-share of $2.34 growing year-on-year, and iPhone sales of 41.3 million units.

Apple's incoming 6.5-inch iPhone will offer Plus-style landscape modes

Tuesday July 31, 2018

The 6.5-inch OLED iPhone expected this fall should support landscape orientation in select native apps, implying that Apple does indeed intend to treat it as a "Plus" version of a 5.8-inch counterpart.

Neato's iPhone & Apple Watch-connected D7 robot vacuum goes big with multiple floor plan mapping, quick boost charging

Tuesday July 31, 2018

Neato on Tuesday rolled out a big update for big homes with its Botvac D7 Connected robotic vacuum, adding the ability to map and clean multiple floor plans for homes with more than one level, as well as smart automatic recharging capabilities.

Apple maintaining iPhone sales volume in plummeting Chinese smartphone market

Tuesday July 31, 2018

Smartphone shipments in China are continuing to drop year-over-year. Not only is Apple holding on to estimated sales volume in the country, but the iPhone X and iPhone 8 Plus are both on the list of top five smartphones sold in the country.

Hands on: iA Writer for Mac and iOS claims to be a calming, relaxing text editor

Tuesday July 31, 2018

The latest iA Writer won't distract you, won't interrupt, and won't do anything to get in the way of the words you type -- and that can be good and bad simultaneously, depending on your style and what you need. AppleInsider grabs a stress ball and tries it out.

Apple issues fourth public betas of iOS 12, tvOS 12, macOS 10.14 Mojave

Tuesday July 31, 2018

Apple is continuing to shake down its upcoming operating system updates ahead of their expected release this fall, by providing participants of its public beta program with a fourth build of both iOS 12, macOS 10.14 and tvOS 12 to test out.

Apple's UIKit, Xcode among the top 20 fastest growing, in demand skills

Tuesday July 31, 2018

Freelancer site Upwork published a listing of the top twenty fastest growing skills of the more than 5,000 it tracks. The list cited Apple's iOS development framework UIKit and its Xcode development tools, both of which took center stage at the company's Worldwide Developer Conference this summer.

How to pick the best MacBook or MacBook Pro for any price point

Tuesday July 31, 2018

You have to buy what you can afford -- but make sure you're only paying for what matters to you. AppleInsider did the math, and has some recommendations for every price point.

Tensions between Apple and China continue as state media rips lack of Messages censoring

Tuesday July 31, 2018

Chinese state media outlets have been trashing Apple for failing to cut down on Messages content related to pornography and gambling.

What's new in macOS Mojave Beta 5: Wallpapers & new eGPU options

Tuesday July 31, 2018

On Monday, Apple provided the fifth beta of macOS Mojave to developers -- although what changed was not immediately noticeable. After some digging, there is a fair amount added nearly two months since initial tests began.

Ending today: Apple deals from $145, plus get an iPhone 8 for $8 per month

Tuesday July 31, 2018

Today is your last chance to snap up the lowest prices anywhere on a variety of Apple devices, including AirPods, MacBook Pros, MacBook Airs and more. Sprint is also running a promotion for new and existing users offering the iPhone 8 for just $8 per month for a limited time only.

Mazda promises free Apple CarPlay upgrade for some 2018 Mazda6 options packages

Tuesday July 31, 2018

Mazda on Tuesday said that starting in September, people with a 2018 Mazda6 sedan will be able to get a free dealer-installed upgrade to Apple CarPlay and Android Auto -- as long as they paid for one of the right trims.

Apple not taking chances with ads, is too 'vanilla' says former ad director

Tuesday July 31, 2018

Ken Segall, who was creative director at Chiat/Day and worked on "Think Different" and other notable Apple campaigns, questions the company's branding and advertising, and is accusing the present creative team of giving Tim Cook "vanilla" advice.

Fleetsmith Intelligence offers 'no-cost' monitoring & enrollment for Apple devices [u]

Tuesday July 31, 2018

Device management firm Fleetsmith on Tuesday announced Fleetsmith Intelligence, a new monitoring and enrollment platform for Apple devices at large organizations. [Updated with corrected Managed pricing]

Logitech buys out mic & headphone maker Blue in $117M deal

Tuesday July 31, 2018

Accessory maker Logitech this week announced the takeover of Blue, best known for its microphones that have become a staple of recording, particularly in the streaming and podcast industries.

Apple touts Cupertino public works investments ahead of employer tax vote

Monday July 30, 2018

Apple lauded its contributions to Cupertino, Calif., in a letter sent to the municipality's city council on Monday, noting tens of millions of dollars which go toward public works projects that benefit its hometown. The authority is set to decide whether an employer tax measure will make it to ballot next year.