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2018

Video: What's new in watchOS 4.3 for the Apple Watch, featuring portrait Nightstand mode, iPhone music controls and more

Friday March 30, 2018

The watchOS 4.3 update contains a few new features and tweaks aside from the multitude of bug fixes and performance improvements. Our hands-on video shows off what is new for Apple's wrist-worn device.

Video: Everything new in iOS 11.3 featuring Animoji, Battery Health, ARKit 1.5, & much more

Friday March 30, 2018

iOS 11.3 was released yesterday for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. We went beyond the release notes to find everything new in Apple latest iOS update from big features, to small tweaks.

Foxconn profits ride high on iPhone X, dispelling worries about Apple's sales

Friday March 30, 2018

Apple assembly partner Hon Hai -- better known as Foxconn -- has posted net income of $2.5 billion for the December quarter, reportedly linked to strong orders and consequent sales of the iPhone X.

Apple details eGPU support in macOS 10.13.4 High Sierra, notes no Nvidia support

Friday March 30, 2018

The release of macOS 10.13.4 brings with it official external GPU support by Apple, but the company is recommending specific enclosures/chassis and cards, excluding ones some people might hope to use.

AppleInsider podcast talks OS updates, interviews Yoav Degani of MyPermissions about Facebook, and discusses new iPads

Friday March 30, 2018

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Victor and Neil talk about the latest OS updates, Facebook privacy in light of moves Apple is making, and Victor interviews Yoav Degani of MyPermissions, a company whose mission is to make privacy settings easier for users.

Chinese customs officials bust $80M drone-based iPhone smuggling ring

Friday March 30, 2018

A smartphone smuggling ring has been broken up by Chinese customs officials, one where a gang used a fleet of drones to transport approximately 500 million yuan ($79.8 million) worth of refurbished iPhones across the border from Hong Kong to Shenzhen.

Fake news: Apple isn't killing iTunes music downloads

Friday March 30, 2018

Google and Facebook have helped fuel the viral redistribution of another false report that Apple was planning to kill off all music downloads in iTunes next year in order to force users into an Apple Music subscription streaming plan. They're wrong, here's why.

Apple Pay transit card integration goes live in Beijing and Shanghai

Friday March 30, 2018

Following the release of iOS 11.3 and watchOS 4.3, Apple on Friday began rolling out transit card integration in China, offering iPhone and Apple Watch users in Beijing and Shanghai tap-to-ride public transportation access.

Disgruntled HomePod owners say firmware update alters sound quality

Thursday March 29, 2018

A number of HomePod owners are airing their dissatisfaction over Apple's first firmware update for the device, saying the new software tweaks the speaker's sonic fingerprint, a specific sound for which customers paid a hefty premium.

Apple debuts macOS High Sierra 10.13.4 with Business Chat and eGPU support

Thursday March 29, 2018

Apple today updated macOS to version 10.13.4, bringing new features like Business Chat in Messages and support for external GPU (eGPU) enclosures to Mac users.

MyFitnessPal data breach exposes email addresses, passwords of 150M accounts

Thursday March 29, 2018

Under Armour's popular health and nutrition app and corresponding website MyFitnessPal was hit with a security breach in February that exposed the usernames, email addresses and passwords of about 150 million users, the company said on Thursday.

Apple Watch heart rate, activity data key in Australian murder case

Thursday March 29, 2018

Activity data recovered from an Apple Watch will be reportedly become key evidence for the prosecution in an Australian murder trial.

Get 20% off Fanatics sports gear with new Apple Pay promo

Thursday March 29, 2018

Apple this week continued its weekly Apple Pay promotional campaign with a new offer from sports apparel and accessory purveyor Fanatics, which is granting a discount on purchases paid for with Apple's payments service.

Apple releases iTunes 12.7.4 with new Music Videos section

Thursday March 29, 2018

Apple on Thursday issued a fresh version of iTunes with a new section for browsing and playing back music videos, bringing its desktop content repository up to speed with Apple Music for iOS.

Watch: iPhone X vs. Galaxy S9+ video quality compared

Thursday March 29, 2018

The latest installment in our Galaxy S9 comparison series examines the video quality of the cameras in Apple's iPhone X against Samsung's Galaxy S9+, including a close look at Samsung's new Super Slow Motion feature.

Compared: 2018 iPad cost efficiency versus iPad Pro features and speed

Thursday March 29, 2018

The addition of Apple Pencil support to the sixth-generation iPad makes the tablet a considerably cheaper option for those needing to use a pressure-sensitive stylus when compared to the iPad Pro range, but there are more differences that need consideration. AppleInsider pits the new iPad against the current 12.9-inch and 10.5-inch iPad Pro models to show what else the extra cost offers consumers.

Apple releases its first HomePod software update, but no AirPlay 2 or pairing

Thursday March 29, 2018

Apple has issued a software update to the HomePod alongside updates for iOS 11.3, tvOS 11.3, and watchOS 4.3, bringing the firmware for the smart speaker up to version 11.3, with today's release also marking the first update of the audio device's software since it shipped.

Apple Health Records rolls out in iOS 11.3 to praise from doctors in 39 health groups

Thursday March 29, 2018

Apple's Health Records has rolled out in iOS 11.3 and is now available for patients in 39 different health groups covering hundreds of thousands of patients across the United States.

Apple will let users download all iCloud and Apple ID data to comply with new European rules [u]

Thursday March 29, 2018

Apple is switching up its privacy policies to satisfy the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation, which takes effect May 25 -- most notably by offering a way to download all personal data stored on Apple servers. [Updated with more details and clarification provided to AppleInsider by Apple]

watchOS 4.3 update for Apple Watch arrives with new portrait Nightstand mode, iPhone music browsing

Thursday March 29, 2018

Apple on Thursday released watchOS 4.3 for the Apple Watch, giving the wearable device new features like a portrait Nightstand mode and aesthetic user interface changes, along with the return of the previously-removed ability to browse an iPhone music catalog.