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2018

Developer adoption of Apple's ARKit tepid after iOS 11 launch, data suggests

Wednesday January 03, 2018

Less than 1,000 apps on the App Store support Apple's augmented reality tools, and the number of apps adopting ARKit has slowed since September, a new survey has found.

Apple developing 'Are You Sleeping' novel into video series with 'Serial' creator advising

Wednesday January 03, 2018

Apple has once again grown its list of video under production, with the development of Nichelle Tramble Spellman's "Are You Sleeping," with the "Serial" podcast creator onboard in an advisory role, and Reese Witherspoon's development company producing the show.

Apple opens up developer fee waivers to US nonprofits, schools & government

Wednesday January 03, 2018

Apple has begun promised fee waivers for its Developer Program, allowing certain eligible groups to avoid paying the $99 per year the company normally requires.

Apple has already partially implemented fix in macOS for 'KPTI' Intel CPU security flaw

Wednesday January 03, 2018

After a public disclosure of a security flaw with nearly every Intel processor produced for the last 15 years, concern grew that a fix may take up to 30 percent of the processing power away from a system. But Apple appears to have at least partially fixed the problem with December's macOS 10.13.2 -- and more fixes appear to be coming in 10.13.3.

AAC, Hi-P & Casetek said to be vying for metal iPhone chassis orders from Apple

Wednesday January 03, 2018

At least three Asian firms are competing to get orders for next-generation metal iPhone casings from Apple, a new report indicated on Wednesday.

Apple issues third developer betas of iOS 11.2.5, watchOS 4.2.2, tvOS 11.2.5, and High Sierra 10.13.3

Wednesday January 03, 2018

After a two-week holiday break with no releases, registered members of Apple's developer program can now access the third pre-release beta builds of all four of the company's major platforms.

Apple says Chicago store's snow problems are result of software issue

Wednesday January 03, 2018

Troubles with snow and ice at Apple's North Michigan store in Chicago were attributable to glitches in a rooftop warming system, rather than any inherently bad architecture, according to the company.

Mophie Powerstation AC grants USB-C MacBook 15 extra hours of runtime

Wednesday January 03, 2018

Battery purveyor Mophie has debuted a large USB-PD external battery for USB-C devices like the MacBook and MacBook Pro, with one USB-A and AC socket for additional charging options.

ConnectSense announces Apple HomeKit and Siri-ready In-Wall Outlet

Wednesday January 03, 2018

Accessory maker ConnectSense has announced the In-Wall Outlet, an alternate version of its Smart Outlet for people who want HomeKit support in a format that sits flush with their walls.

Extreme OLED test finds Apple's iPhone X takes much longer to 'burn in' images than Samsung Galaxy Note 8

Wednesday January 03, 2018

OLED technology is prone to image burn-in -- something that Apple worked hard to compensate for in designing the hardware and software of the iPhone X. A new and extreme stress test puts the iPhone X anti-burn-in capabilities to the test, discovering Apple's efforts have, in fact, put it ahead of the competition under the most difficult conditions.

LG may supply OLED for Apple's 6.5" edge-to-edge 'iPhone X Plus'

Wednesday January 03, 2018

Apple and LG Display are allegedly finalizing talks on an OLED supply deal, which could see the latter provide panels for a rumored 6.5-inch iPhone, which is believed to be a jumbo-sized version of the iPhone X.

Spotify slapped with $1.6B copyright lawsuit over songs by The Doors, Tom Petty, others

Tuesday January 02, 2018

Spotify last week was hit with a $1.6 billion lawsuit leveled by Wixen Music Publishing, a music publisher that alleges the streaming music giant is using thousands of songs from its catalog without a license and compensation.

Intel chip kernel flaw requires OS-level fix that could impact macOS performance, report says

Tuesday January 02, 2018

A newly discovered silicon-level flaw in Intel's chip designs is forcing operating system manufacturers to update kernels and other software components to rectify the issue, changes that will reportedly result in performance slowdowns of up to 30 percent.

Apple to give first glimpse at iPhone X sales with Q1 2018 earnings on Feb. 1

Tuesday January 02, 2018

In what is expected to be Apple's biggest and most profitable quarter ever, the company will report the results of its first fiscal quarter of 2018 after markets close on Thursday, Feb. 1.

Mystery Apple chip discovered in iMac Pro teardown not A10 Fusion coprocessor [u]

Tuesday January 02, 2018

A careful disassembly of the new iMac Pro has found another Apple-made chip in addition to the new T2, though close inspection of the silicon reveals it is not the A10 Fusion coprocessor some expected would be included in the powerful all-in-one.

Apple Park office chairs cost nearly $1,200 apiece, handpicked by designer Jony Ive

Tuesday January 02, 2018

Apple's new "spaceship" campus in Cupertino, Calif. is stocked mainly with one kind of office chair -- the Vitra Pacific, personally chosen by lead designer Jonathan Ive at a cost of $1,185 per unit, though the company likely paid less in its bulk order.

Apple looks to simplify development of iPhone apps with acquisition of Vancouver-based Buddybuild

Tuesday January 02, 2018

Developer support service Buddybuild announced that it has ben acquired by Apple, where its personnel will join the Xcode team in creating developer tools for iOS apps.

Which Apple band(s) should you get for your new Apple Watch?

Tuesday January 02, 2018

If you got an Apple Watch for Christmas, or you're looking to buy one on your own, there's a multitude of official bands to choose from. Which ones -- if any -- should you consider?

How iPhone batteries work, and how Apple manages performance over time

Tuesday January 02, 2018

Lithium-ion batteries such as those found in nearly every smartphone and tablet are not little, indestructable homogenous power reactors. AppleInsider delves briefly into the construction and chemistry of them, and discusses how an old battery works against not only device manufacturers, but the users themselves.

Avido unveils WiBa Wireless Charging System that uses Qi charging to recharge iPhone X on the move

Tuesday January 02, 2018

Accessories producer Avido has revealed its WiBa Wireless Power Bank and Charging Dock ahead of CES, with the Qi-compatible power bank able to wirelessly charge an iPhone X, iPhone 8, or iPhone 8 Plus on the move, and is capable of recharging itself via the accompanying dock.