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2019

Compared: Apple's Smart Battery Case versus Mophie Juice Pack Access

Friday February 15, 2019

Both Apple and Mophie have introduced their own battery cases which spurs the debate on which route people should go. Apple's Smart Battery Case and Mophies Juice Pack Access have their benefits, but which is best is going to be up to you.

Apple sued over faulty iPad battery behind 2017 lethal apartment fire in New Jersey

Friday February 15, 2019

A lawsuit has accused Apple of being responsible for the death of a man in New Jersey in 2017, following a fire caused by a faulty battery pack in an iPad, with the suit alleging the tablet was "unreasonably dangerous and unsafe" due to having "defects in its design."

Apple's latest conflict minerals report says five smelters & refiners removed during 2018

Friday February 15, 2019

Apple on Friday submitted its latest annual conflict minerals report with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, revealing that it asked suppliers to kick out five smelters and refiners during 2018.

Real-world LTE speed has doubled since iPhone 5s, is big reason to upgrade

Friday February 15, 2019

Owners of older iPhone models should upgrade to newer versions if they want to benefit from faster cellular speeds, research from OpenSignal advises, with the iPhone 5s seemingly only capable of half of the network performance of the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max due to the use of older communications technologies.

Samsung poised to challenge Apple at retail in US with first full-scale stores

Friday February 15, 2019

Looking to push beyond its modest retail efforts so far, Apple rival Samsung is planning to open three full-scale U.S. stores on Feb. 20, the same day it announces the Galaxy S10 and its first foldable phone.

Amazon buys Eero, March 25 for 'Apple News Magazines,' and more on the AppleInsider Podcast

Friday February 15, 2019

This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, Victor and William talk about digital data security and how protecting your privacy is getting harder, and whether or not it makes sense for Apple to start making their own Wi-Fi routers again.

Allstate acquires iPhone repair outfit iCracked, joins 'right to repair' fight against Apple

Friday February 15, 2019

Insurance firm Allstate is expanding its offerings in the field of consumer protection plans by acquiring repair outfit iCracked, a purchase that could allow customers of its plans to more easily repair their iPhones and iPads, and could also give the company more sway in pushing for right-to-repair legislation in the United States.

Samsung app leaks new Galaxy Watch, Galaxy Buds earphones, fitness bands

Friday February 15, 2019

Samsung inadvertently unveiled a slate of new wearable products in an app update on Thursday, revealing images of unannounced devices like a new Galaxy Watch and a set of wireless earphones dubbed Galaxy Buds that will likely debut at a special media event slated for Feb. 20.

Apple's Beats releases 'NBA Collection' Studio3 Wireless headphones in six team colors

Thursday February 14, 2019

Some five months after Apple inked a deal to make Beats the official supplier of audio products for the National Basketball Association, the company on Thursday announced availability of "NBA Collection" Studio3 Wireless models that sport colors and livery from six teams.

iPhone XS 4G speeds at least 26 percent faster than predecessors, study shows

Thursday February 14, 2019

Apple's 2018 iPhone models -- particularly the XS line -- offered the first significant boost to 4G data speeds in several years, according to research firm OpenSignal.

Warren Buffett reduced stake in Apple at end of 2018

Thursday February 14, 2019

Legendary investor Warren Buffett reduced his position in Apple to 249.6 million shares as of Dec. 31, with the reporting period ending just days before the tech giant announced it would miss first quarter revenue guidance due to sluggish iPhone sales.

Apple reportedly acquires digital marketing firm DataTiger

Thursday February 14, 2019

According to recent regulatory filings, Apple has acquired U.K.-based digital marketing firm DataTiger in a move that could bolster the tech giant's already prodigious marketing apparatus.

Apple's video service availability may be months after reveal, potentially as late as fall

Thursday February 14, 2019

Although Apple is now widely predicted to reveal its streaming video service on March 25, the actual launch could still be months away, a report said on Thursday.

Discontinued iPhone SE reappears for sale in Apple's online clearance section for $249

Thursday February 14, 2019

Apple has made more stock of the iPhone SE available through the clearance section of its online store, giving users wanting to pick up the compact iPhone yet another chance to buy one from the company directly, though it is likely to be a short-lived sale.

No Chinese iPhone rebound seen in January following Apple's harsh December quarter

Thursday February 14, 2019

Actions to revive Chinese iPhone sales aren't having much luck, at least not so far, but the next two months are more important if there is going to be a short-term turnaround in the country.

Lego returning to ARKit 2 with 'Hidden Side' haunted interactive playsets

Thursday February 14, 2019

Lego's upcoming Hidden Side playsets will offer ARKit 2 'haunted' gameplay using a companion iPhone app, offering more ways to play.

Amazon bailing on $2.5 billion NYC headquarters after coming under fire from lawmakers

Thursday February 14, 2019

Under pressure from citizens and lawmakers, Amazon has pulled the plug on a large facility in New York City and is walking away from billions in incentives.

Disney boots Apple off top US spot in 2019 'Brand Intimacy' study

Thursday February 14, 2019

Entertainment megacorporation Disney has, for the first time, replaced Apple at the top of MBLM's annual "Brand Intimacy" study in the U.S., gauging the emotional attachments manufactured by brands.

Video: Nvidia support was abandoned in macOS Mojave, and here's why

Thursday February 14, 2019

Apple's macOS Mojave is a great software update for most users. But, it isn't for those who are using an Nvidia graphics card in their Mac Pro or inside of an external GPU enclosure, so let's talk about why.

Editorial: Apple's demand for 50 percent of news and magazine revenue is either bold or very foolish

Thursday February 14, 2019

It's believed that if you're a publisher signing up to the forthcoming Apple news and magazine service, you will have to agree that the company keeps half the revenue from the service, and pays out the other half in aggregate to all publishers. If that's true, it's either going to give publishers a great deal more money than they had before, or force further painful contraction in the industry to the benefit of nobody but Apple.