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Audio and Transcript: Apple Chief Design Officer Jony Ive speaks at The New Yorker's TechFest 2017

Saturday October 07, 2017

In a conversation at The New Yorker's TechFest conference in Manhattan on Friday, Apple chief designer Jony Ive gave a small glimpse into the development of the upcoming iPhone X, and the time that it takes for technology to catch up to ideas -- and AppleInsider was there.

Android makers shift focus from under-display fingerprint readers to 3D sensing after iPhone X debut

Saturday October 07, 2017

According to well-connected analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Android hardware makers have turned their attention away from under-display fingerprint readers and toward 3D sensing technologies like those Apple debuted with iPhone X, a flip-flop designed to capture customer sentiment.

Review: Beats Studio3 Wireless offers noise cancellation & Apple's W1, at a premium price

Saturday October 07, 2017

The Beats Studio3 Wireless is Apple's answer to high-end noise-cancelling headphones from the likes of Bose and Sony. While they're a solid product, it's debatable as to whether they're worth a premium over other Beats models.

This week on AI: Apple's executive shuffle, iPhone 8 & Apple Watch fixes, Apple Pay Cash plans & more

Saturday October 07, 2017

News settled into a quieter groove this week, the biggest items being an executive shakeup at Apple, and the release of updates for the Apple Watch and iPhone 8 fixing some well-publicized glitches.

MLB fines team for using Apple Watch in dugout, determines device not used to cheat

Friday October 06, 2017

Major League Baseball fined the Arizona Diamondbacks after one of the team's coaches was seen wearing an Apple Watch in the dugout during a game Wednesday night, violating league rules regarding the use of electronic communications.

Apple urges developers to create and promote ARKit apps

Friday October 06, 2017

Apple in a post to its developer webpage on Friday urged app makers to take advantage of its ARKit framework to create and promote augmented reality apps, and offered guidance on how to best implement new and unique features like face tracking support for iPhone X.

Apple's head of iCloud infrastructure leaves company, report says

Friday October 06, 2017

An Apple executive tasked with managing backend infrastructure for the company's iCloud products, including the iCloud Drive cloud storage service, has left the company, potentially signaling a dramatic shift in favor of in-house data centers, according to a report on Friday.

Futuremark analysis debunks rumor that Apple slows older iPhones down on purpose with iOS updates

Friday October 06, 2017

Benchmarking firm Futuremark has weighed in on claims that Apple is intentionally slowing down older iPhones to encourage upgrades, with analysis of benchmark results indicating iPhones maintain their performance over time instead of deteriorating.

Jony Ive recalls how Steve Jobs taught him to say no, especially when it hurts to do it

Friday October 06, 2017

Late Apple cofounder Steve Jobs taught his chief designer Jony Ive not only how to say no, but to reject ideas that personally excited him. That process continues to help him to achieve a level of focus -- one that he said that Jobs himself had mastered.

Jony Ive on iPhone X and Apple's future products: Design and ideas must wait for technology to catch up

Friday October 06, 2017

In a conversation at The New Yorker's TechFest conference in Manhattan on Friday, Apple chief designer Jony Ive gave a small glimpse into the development of the upcoming iPhone X, and the time that it takes for technology to catch up to ideas.

A reflective Jony Ive recalls the joy of joining Apple, the magic of making products that change people's lives

Friday October 06, 2017

Apple Chief Design Officer Jony Ive took part in a one-on-one interview at The New Yorker's TechFest event in Manhattan on Friday, where he spoke about the design process, the joys of working at Apple, and even the downside of advanced tools like the iPhone. AppleInsider was there live and shares highlights from the interview.

Truphone makes Apple SIM-based iPad data plans available in Ireland and Portugal

Friday October 06, 2017

Truphone has brought its iPad data plans to two more markets, with customers in Ireland and Portugal now able to sign up and enable their iPad's Apple SIM to work with the carrier, and use their iPad to roam in 40 countries as part of the price plan.

Apple Supplemental Update for macOS High Sierra fixed Disk Utility, Keychain vulnerabilities

Friday October 06, 2017

Apple has released more details about its macOS High Sierra 10.13 Supplemental Update released on Thursday, advising it fixed two security issues relating to APFS volume encryption and a potential hack that could allow an attacker to extract a user's keychain passwords.

Roundup: The best HDR TVs to pair with the Apple TV 4K

Friday October 06, 2017

With the Apple TV 4K hitting store shelves, we're rounding up a list of the best TVs on the market that offer ultra HD resolution and support HDR technology to fully utilize the Apple TV 4K's ability.

Apple's Bruce Sewell retires as general counsel, replaced by former Honeywell exec Katherine Adams

Friday October 06, 2017

Apple on Friday revealed that the company's current general counsel, Bruce Sewell, will be retiring at the end of 2017, to be replaced by Katherine Adams, who was previously a senior VP and general counsel for Honeywell.

Video: Apple TV 4K and the SteelSeries Nimbus controller brings tvOS gaming back to life

Friday October 06, 2017

The new Apple TV 4K is now available and thanks to an ultra-powerful A10X Fusion CPU, it can output beautiful images with both High Dynamic Range and 4K resolution. Though Apple is touting higher quality movies and video with 4K HDR support, the new processor promises huge potential in terms of gaming.

AOL Instant Messenger to shut down permanently on Dec. 15

Friday October 06, 2017

AOL Instant Messenger -- better known as AIM, and once a staple of the online world -- will close down on Dec. 15 this year, according to Verizon's Oath, which controls the AOL brand.

iPhone X TrueDepth supply issues likely to clear up in early 2018, 'super cycle' still coming

Friday October 06, 2017

KGI Securities Ming-Chi Kuo sees the TrueDepth camera and Face ID as the real driving force behind a "super cycle" for the iPhone, with it ultimately growing iPhone sales for the entirety of fiscal year 2018.

App Store, Apple Music, iTunes & other services hit by ongoing network issues [u]

Friday October 06, 2017

A host of public- and developer-facing Apple online services -- including flagships like the App Store, the iTunes Store, Apple Music, and the Mac App Store -- were encountering unspecified difficulties, according to the company's system status trackers.

Pixelmator 3.7 for macOS fully compatible with High Sierra, launchable from Photos app

Friday October 06, 2017

Image editing app Pixelmator has been updated with full compatibility for macOS High Sierra, with version 3.7 'Mount Whitney' of the app also adding support for HEIF files and more integration with the Photos app, along with a number of other performance improvements and bug fixes.