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2018

China adds to government pressure on Apple over iPhone slowdowns

Monday January 15, 2018

Apple is facing yet another government-backed inquiry into revelations of deliberate iPhone performance throttling, as the Shanghai Consumer Council reportedly sought answers on Monday.

Apple, Tencent find "mutual understanding" over WeChat tips - report

Monday January 15, 2018

Chinese iPhone users will once again be allowed to send tips - the financial variety - through popular platform app WeChat thanks to a new agreement between Apple and WeChat's parent company.

Steve Jobs unveiled the MacBook Air - and Apple's future - 10 years ago today

Monday January 15, 2018

When Steve Jobs showed off the MacBook Air to a collective gasp from the tech industry one decade ago, nobody could yet know its importance as a harbinger of Apple's future.

Apple under fire from U.S.-based class action suit over Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities in A-series chips

Monday January 15, 2018

Apple has become the target for another class action suit over the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities found in Intel and ARM-based processors, as a suit filed in the California U.S. district court is going after the company for designing the A-series processors bearing these same defects.

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Monday January 15, 2018

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Apple's iPhone 7 Plus was second most-popular smartphone sold in China during 2017

Monday January 15, 2018

Analysis into the Chinese smartphone market reveals Apple continues to be a major force in the region, with both the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus appearing in a list of the top ten mobile devices sold in the country in 2017 alongside locally-produced rivals.

Apple, ARM & Intel facing potential Israeli class action suit over Meltdown & Spectre

Monday January 15, 2018

Israeli plaintiffs are seeking to file a class action lawsuit against Apple, ARM, and Intel over the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities recently uncovered in Intel and ARM-based processors.

India loosens 30 percent sourcing requirement on sale goods, paving the way for Apple Stores

Monday January 15, 2018

The India government has loosened up -- but not eliminated -- a 30 percent rule that was putting a damper on Apple's plans to open up retails stores in the country.

Toyota concedes, reveals plans to launch first cars with Apple CarPlay

Monday January 15, 2018

Perhaps the longest major CarPlay holdout, Toyota on Monday announced that it will be bringing the platform to the 2019 Avalon, as well as other vehicles in the 2019 model year -- including some from its luxury Lexus brand.

Apple's App Store revenues poised to beat global movie ticket sales in 2018

Monday January 15, 2018

Barring a sudden drop in demand, revenues from the App Store are likely to eclipse worldwide box office revenues sometime this year, according to one analyst.

Apple apparently shifting more MacBook orders to Foxconn with no plans for a major update in 2018

Monday January 15, 2018

In a report from DigiTimes alleging Apple is sending more of its MacBook Pro orders to assembly partner Foxconn, it is also suggests Apple is not planning a major update to the notebook line in 2018 at all, though the claim does not completely discount potential changes to the line altogether.

Apple CEO Tim Cook, Apple homepage honors Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Monday January 15, 2018

Not only does Apple's homepage have a full-page tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., but a Tweet from Apple CEO Tim Cook commemorates the holiday celebrating the civil rights leader.

Drone footage shows Apple Park entering 2018 still under construction

Sunday January 14, 2018

A new drone video published on Sunday shows that while construction and landscaping is winding down at Apple Park, it remains in progress -- and may continue through the facility's first anniversary.

Apple's new iPad Pro ads tout augmented reality & mobile notetaking

Saturday January 13, 2018

Apple on Saturday released a pair of video ads for the iPad Pro, concentrating on some of the possibilities brought with September's iOS 11.

This week on AI: CES 2018, Meltdown & Spectre fixes, Apple's AR headset & more

Saturday January 13, 2018

CES was taking place in Las Vegas, but much of the news continued to revolve around crises like Meltdown and Spectre, the iPhone slowdown controversy, and taxes.

Apple clarifies only iCloud users in China will see data migration to Chinese server

Friday January 12, 2018

Earlier this week, Apple notified users living in China that their data would be moved to a Chinese company's servers in compliance with local laws. There was some confusion, however, as a number of customers who currently live outside of China received the same message.

Office Depot, OfficeMax temporarily drop iPhone battery replacement cost to $28

Friday January 12, 2018

iPhone owners out of range of an Apple retail store can have their iPhone battery replaced at Office Depot or OfficeMax for just $27.99 until Feb. 4, with one important caveat.

U.S. House members question Apple once more over battery slowdowns

Friday January 12, 2018

Lawmakers have reportedly sent yet another letter to Apple leadership related to the company's announcement of battery-related slowdowns in older iPhones.

Apple shines 'A New Light' on iPhone X's Portrait Lighting in fresh spot

Friday January 12, 2018

"Studio-quality portraits without the studio," Apple again promises in a new camera-focused iPhone X ad pushed to YouTube on Friday.

Video: How Apple's Intelligent Tracking Protection in Safari works

Friday January 12, 2018

Have you ever shopped for something on Amazon, and then noticed that other websites and even apps like Facebook are flooded with ads concerning that product? AppleInsider explains how this happens, and how Apple's implementation of Intelligent Tracking Protection in Safari works.