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2017

Review: 2017 MacBook Pro fulfills the promise of the line's redesign

Saturday June 24, 2017

At the WWDC, Apple took the opportunity to toss the new Kaby Lake i7 processor into the the redesigned 2016 MacBook Pro chassis. If you liked the 2016 but didn't jump, you'll be even happier with the 2017.

This week on AI: 12.9" iPad Pro & 5K iMac reviewed, Cook meets with Trump, 'iPhone 8' rumors & more

Saturday June 24, 2017

As Apple CEO Tim Cook attended a tech summit with U.S. President Donald Trump, the rest of the company was preparing upgraded betas of iOS 11, macOS High Sierra, watchOS 4, and tvOS 11. More rumors meanwhile emerged about the iMac Pro and the "iPhone 8," and AppleInsider got a chance to put Apple's new 12.9-inch iPad Pro and 27-inch 5K iMac through their paces.

Apple hires head of Stanford's digital health initiative

Friday June 23, 2017

Apple is moving forward with efforts to build out its health products team with the recent hire of a top Stanford doctor who headed up the university's own digital health initiative.

Google pledges to stop scanning emails in Gmail for personalized ads

Friday June 23, 2017

Advertising giant Google announced on Friday that later this year it will no longer scan user emails for personalized ads in its free Gmail service, stamping out a policy that has long rankled privacy advocates.

Proposed Italian consumer protection law unlikely to have any effect on Apple's iPhone sales

Friday June 23, 2017

Hyperbolic Italian press reports notwithstanding, a controversial law proposed in Italy granting the users to use open-source software intended to grant rights to users will have little to no effect on Apple, according to AppleInsider sources.

YouTube TV comes to 10 more US markets like Atlanta, Houston & Miami

Friday June 23, 2017

YouTube TV -- Google's recently-launched live streaming service -- will soon expand to 10 more U.S. urban markets, the company announced this week.

Deals: $200-$345 off 2016 12" MacBooks; 2017 27" iMac 5K for $1,699 ($100 off); $70 off 2017 13" MacBook Air

Friday June 23, 2017

Apple authorized resellers are slashing prices on new and closeout hardware heading into the last weekend in June. Save $200 to $345 on 2016 12" MacBooks with no tax outside NY and NJ. Or snap up a 2017 27" iMac at $100 off. Apple's 2017 13" Air with 256GB of storage is also $1,129 ($70 off).

Tesla in talks for own music service, skipping likes of Apple Music & Spotify - report

Friday June 23, 2017

Tesla is allegedly in talks with major record labels, hoping to offer its own streaming music service for owners of vehicles like the Model 3 and Model S -- apparently skipping default integration of options like Apple Music, Pandora, or Spotify.

Apple UK offers iTunes charity cover of 'Bridge Over Troubled Water' for Grenfell victims

Friday June 23, 2017

Apple's U.K. website is promoting a new charity single on iTunes, proceeds from which will go to help support people impacted by the Grenfell Tower fire in London, which is believed to have killed some 79 people and left many homeless or destitute.

Foxconn CEO insists that his investment group still has '50% chance' of landing Toshiba deal

Friday June 23, 2017

Refuting speculation that the deal to buy Toshiba's memory division is effectively done. Foxconn Chairman Terry Gou declared on Friday that he expects that his company still has a '"50 percent chance" of winning.

AppleInsider podcast discusses Apple's new iMacs & iPad Pros, Apple Watch & health, Amazon

Friday June 23, 2017

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Neil and Victor review the latest Apple hardware, discuss Apple Watch and what it could mean to be at the center of health, and also where Amazon could go based on buying Whole Foods.

Watch: Every change, bug fix and new feature in Apple's second iOS 11 beta

Thursday June 22, 2017

Apple this week released the second beta version of its upcoming iOS 11 operating system to developers for testing with a litany of bug fixes, UI changes and new features. AppleInsider takes a closer look at the modifications in this hands-on video.

High Sierra firmware suggests Secure Enclave, Intel 'Purley' chips coming to iMac Pro

Thursday June 22, 2017

A report on Thursday suggests Apple's forthcoming iMac Pro all-in-one will run Intel's server-class "Purley" Xeon platform, as well as a Secure Enclave Processor similar in function to the ARM-based chip embedded in the MacBook Pro with Touch Bar.

Satellite footage condenses two years of Apple Park construction into 18-second clip

Thursday June 22, 2017

Satellite imaging provider Planet Labs this week uploaded a time-lapse showing off construction progress of Apple Park's main "spaceship" structure, chronicling nearly two years of work in 18 seconds.

Sling TV updates iPhone & iPad app with Cloud DVR support

Thursday June 22, 2017

By way of an app update, Sling TV viewers can now take advantage of the service's Cloud DVR feature on Apple's iPhone and iPad, saving shows for later regardless of whether they're on-demand programs.

Roof of Chicago's North Michigan Ave. Apple Store resembles MacBook Air lid

Thursday June 22, 2017

With construction on the new Chicago outlet winding down, construction workers briefly put an Apple logo on the top center of the building, making it resemble an enormous MacBook Air, at least temporarily.

New job openings hint at Apple Park Visitor Center getting ready for the public

Thursday June 22, 2017

A pair of job listings posted on Apple's website this week suggest that Apple Park may finally be nearing a long-awaited public opening.

Feral's 'Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III' lands on the Mac App Store

Thursday June 22, 2017

Feral Interactive has brought 'Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III' for macOS to the Mac App Store, with the futuristic real-time strategy game arriving on Apple's digital marketplace two weeks after it was made available to purchase from other online stores.

Apple rolls out fourth developer beta releases of iOS 10.3.3, tvOS 10.2.2 [u]

Thursday June 22, 2017

Apple on Thursday issued fourth beta releases of of iOS 10.3.3 and tvOS 10.2.2 to the developer community, just a day after running the gamut of betas for the operating systems announced at WWDC.

Apple Pay loyalty cards coming to more restaurants such as Quiznos & MOD Pizza

Thursday June 22, 2017

Thanks to behind-the-scenes work, a number of major U.S. restaurant chains like Quiznos, Smashburger, and MOD Pizza will start offering Apple Pay-connected loyalty cards "later this year," according to an announcement.