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2017

Foxconn profits plummet 39% following iPhone X production woes

Tuesday November 14, 2017

Apple manufacturing partner Foxconn this week posted a 39 percent year-over-year decrease in net profit, losses that industry watchers attribute to the difficult-to-assemble iPhone X, which remains in limited supply.

iOS 11.2 beta switches on quicker 7.5W wireless charging for iPhone 8 & X

Tuesday November 14, 2017

With iOS 11.2, still in beta, Apple has silently enabled promised 7.5-watt wireless Qi charging for the iPhone 8, 8 Plus, and X -- faster than the 5 watts the devices supported at launch.

Apple Watch shipments in Q3 estimated at 3.9M units, including 800,000 Series 3 with LTE

Tuesday November 14, 2017

Apple has regained its position as the biggest producer of wearable devices in the world, analytics firm Canalys claims, with the release of the Apple Watch Series 3 and the cellular model said to help overtake Xiaomi in the third quarter, despite a small contraction in the marketplace.

Apple prepping rear-facing 3D sensor for 2019 iPhone

Tuesday November 14, 2017

To further its augmented reality plans, Apple is reportedly developing a rear-facing 3D sensor for a 2019 iPhone that would join the front-facing TrueDepth system that premiered with the iPhone X.

Last call: 9.7" iPads for $279 ($50 off) with free shipping and no tax outside NY & NJ

Tuesday November 14, 2017

Ends tomorrow! Adorama is offering shoppers the lowest prices available on Apple's 2017 32GB 9.7-inch iPads (Wi-Fi Only) thanks to a $50 mail-in rebate. Or opt for a 256GB 10.5-inch iPad Pro and save $80. In addition to the markdowns, Adorama will not collect sales tax on orders shipped outside NY and NJ.

Sonnet ships Thunderbolt 3 eGFX Breakaway Box 550 with sufficient power for Vega 56 PCI-E card

Monday November 13, 2017

Sonnet has added to its line of external GPU enclosures with the new 550W version of the eGFX Breakaway Box, with the heftier power supply able to handle a wider array of PCI-E video cards.

Video: The fastest way to unlock your iPhone X with Face ID

Monday November 13, 2017

There is a lot of chatter about people disappointed with the speed of unlocking the iPhone X with Face ID versus just about anything else with Touch ID. AppleInsider talks about it, and how to speed it up.

Study finds Apple Watch able to be used as diagnostic tool for sleep apnea, hypertension

Monday November 13, 2017

Researchers from the University of California San Fransisco in conjunction with the developers of the Cardiogram app have proven that using existing sensors, the Apple Watch can detect sleep apnea and hypertension with a high degree of accuracy, potentially opening up the ability for the device to be used as a long-term research tool for the conditions.

Tip: Autofill passwords and credit card entry in Safari with Face ID on the iPhone X

Monday November 13, 2017

The iPhone X can auto-fill crucial data in Safari, using Face ID to authenticate the user, and securely enter credit card information with Apple's iCloud Keychain and Safari Autofill at the crux of the feature. AppleInsider shows you how to set it up.

Early Black Friday Deal: Apple's 15" MacBook Pro for $1,799 ($600 off) with free JBL headphones & Office 365, plus no tax in 48 states

Monday November 13, 2017

For a limited time only, B&H is knocking $600 off the standard Late 2016 15" MacBook Pro and throwing in a free pair of JBL E45BT Bluetooth Headphones and a year of Office 365 Personal (a combined value of $170). Plus, no tax on orders shipped outside NY and NJ.

Call with Apple Watch Series 3 saves kitesurfer from shark-infested waters

Monday November 13, 2017

After a nasty crash with a landing in a great white shark nursery area, a kite surfer used his Series 3 Apple Watch with LTE to summon rescuers, and direct them to his location.

Apple supplier hints at next-gen HomePod with Face ID

Monday November 13, 2017

Before the first-generation HomePod can even make its way into the wild, rumors are already cropping up about a future update to the premium speaker, as the president of supplier Inventec made comments about future smart speakers with facial recognition capabilities.

Apple modem supplier Qualcomm rejects initial $103B bid from Broadcom

Monday November 13, 2017

Apple cellular chip provider Qualcomm has turned down an unsolicited $103 billion takeover bid made by another Apple supplier, Broadcom, though that may not be the end of acquisition talks.

Latest iOS 11.2 beta clarifies that Control Center doesn't fully disable Wi-Fi and Bluetooth

Monday November 13, 2017

A somewhat controversial change in iOS 11 will come with a little more clarity in the forthcoming iOS 11.2 update, with the latest beta adding a prompt informing users that turning off Wi-Fi and Bluetooth via Control Center doesn't fully disable them.

Android smartphone vendors reportedly pushing for foldable mobile devices with dual displays

Monday November 13, 2017

Android smartphone manufacturers are looking towards developing more foldable phones to offer consumers a larger display to compete against bigger handsets like the iPhone 8 Plus, a report claims, with a number of vendors said to be working on mobile devices using multiple screens to create a larger display area.

Amazon rumored prepping free ad-supported version of Prime Video [u]

Monday November 13, 2017

Raising a potential threat to Apple's TV plans, people wanting to watch Amazon's movies and TV shows may soon be able to stream without paying for a Prime subscription, which normally costs $99 per year. [Updated with official denial from Amazon]

Apple issues third developer betas of iOS 11.2, macOS 10.13.2, watchOS 4.2, tvOS 11.2

Monday November 13, 2017

Apple on Monday supplied developers with a third pre-release beta of its four major platforms, all of which are due to receive point-two releases in the coming weeks.

Apple working 24/7 to finish downtown Brooklyn store as giant glass pane shatters

Monday November 13, 2017

Crews are working around the clock to put the finishing touches on the first Apple store in downtown Brooklyn, but they recently suffered a setback -- a massive pane of glass has shattered.

'Midnight Fog' edition of Apple Watch Nike+ to ship on Nov. 14

Monday November 13, 2017

A new color combination for the Apple Watch Nike+ Series 3, "Midnight Fog," is coming to Nike's online and retail stores on Tuesday.

6.5-inch iPhone X, 6.1-inch LCD iPhone in the works for late 2018 launch

Monday November 13, 2017

Apple is said to have three new iPhone models in the pipeline for a late 2018 launch, two of which will be the company's biggest handsets ever, crossing the six-inch threshold with new edge-to-edge OLED and traditional LCD models.