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2019

Ariana Grande breaks Apple Music records with 'Thank U, Next'

Monday February 11, 2019

Singer and songwriter Ariana Grande's latest album has topped Apple Music charts on its day of release, and has become the biggest global release from a female artist in the service's history.

Apple's weak Chinese iPhone sales blamed directly on high prices

Monday February 11, 2019

Apple's setbacks in the Chinese smartphone market can be directly linked to its decision to push iPhone prices even higher, research firm IDC claimed on Monday.

Review: Nomad's titanium Apple Watch band is a more affordable alternative to Apple's metal link

Monday February 11, 2019

Nomad has just released a new titanium metal link strap for Apple Watch and AppleInsider has had it wrapped around our wrist for some time now.

Tim Cook joins other CEOs in urging Congress to protect 'Dreamers'

Monday February 11, 2019

Apple has joined a coalition of more than 100 companies in applying pressure to the US Congress to pass immigration legislation that protects "Dreamers," a group of more than 700,000 immigrants working and living in the country legally that are under threat of deportation under the Trump administration.

Italy forces iPhone battery throttling notice posting on Apple's Italian homepage

Monday February 11, 2019

Apple's homepage in Italy has been required to display a report about iOS updates affecting performance if a battery is chemically depleted or not functioning properly, following a lawsuit and a fine levied against both Apple and Samsung for reportedly misleading users.

AirPods, Apple Watch, MacBook supply chain partners expecting mixed fortunes from 2019 lineup

Monday February 11, 2019

Firms in Apple's supply chain for MacBooks, AirPods, and the Apple Watch are anticipating mixed fortunes for 2019, with variations to the level of production anticipated across all three product ranges due to Apple's own strategies and anticipation for new models.

Apple Sunnyvale office described as 'black site' with tenuous work conditions

Monday February 11, 2019

A new report gives a rare look into the Sunnyvale, Calif. Apple Maps satellite office on Hammerwood, where workers decry working conditions and describe it as a "black site."

'AirPods 2' predicted to ship with with health features, improved sound, better texture

Monday February 11, 2019

A source claiming knowledge of AirPods and AirPower claims that updated 'AirPods 2' will come in two colors, ship with the previously announced wireless charging case, and also have a new coating to provide better grip on the earbuds.

Fifth-generation iPad mini may not incorporate big design changes

Monday February 11, 2019

The fifth-generation iPad mini could bear a striking resemblance to the iPad mini 4, a report claims, as while the internals for the rumored tablet are expected to be upgraded, the physical appearance and many of its features may be identical to its predecessor.

2019 iPhone said to be sticking with Lightning, keep 5W charger

Monday February 11, 2019

There are conflicting reports on if the 2019 iPhone will shift to USB-C or not, with the latest information suggesting that not only will Apple stick with Lightning, but it will also retain the same 5W charger in the box.

Flash deals: Apple's 2017 15" MacBook Pros on sale from $1,599 (up to $1,000 off) today only

Monday February 11, 2019

Amazon-owned Woot is delivering the lowest prices anywhere on Mid 2017 15-inch MacBook Pros with discounts of up to $1,000 off today only. These 15-inch notebooks are refurbished by Apple, but come with a Woot 1-year warranty.

Apple Music lures in Grammy watchers with extended trial for using Shazam

Sunday February 10, 2019

Continuing a recent Grammy-themed marketing campaign, Apple on Sunday offered new Apple Music subscribers an extended four-month trial for using Shazam during the night's ceremonies.

How to create simple, one-step tasks in Automator to save you time on your Mac

Sunday February 10, 2019

It doesn't have to be difficult to make your Mac automatically perform repetitive or tedious tasks for you. Apple's free Automator app on every Mac has a plethora of functions that take one step to set up and then work for you forever.

Apple being sued because two-factor authentication on an iPhone or Mac takes too much time

Saturday February 09, 2019

A class action suit has been filed that accuses Apple's two-factor authentication of being too disruptive to users, taking too much time out of a user's day when it is needed, and abusive since it can't be rolled back to a less safe login method after 14 days.

Comparing the 2018 MacBook Air with the less-expensive 2017 model

Saturday February 09, 2019

The 2018 MacBook Air refresh is packed with potential, but is it worth buying it versus the prior generation? AppleInsider talks about which version is the better option for your money.

Weekend Apple deals: $199 Apple Watches and $249 iPads while supplies last

Friday February 08, 2019

Price drops on Apple products continue heading into the weekend with iPads and Apple Watches getting the latest round of discounts. Pick up a 2018 iPad or iPad Pro at up to $100 off, or grab an Apple Watch Series 3 for $199.

iPhone replacement cycles slowing down to four years, pose threat to services, analyst says

Friday February 08, 2019

One of Apple's greater revenue threats is the increasing likelihood that iPhone owners will hold onto old models rather than spend ever-higher amounts on upgrades, according to a new analyst memo.

There is no difference between how Apple is handling Roger Stone's or the San Bernardino shooter's iCloud data

Friday February 08, 2019

Once again, social media is ablaze with accusations that Roger Stone and the San Bernardino shooters are being treated differently by Apple in regards to iCloud data -- but in the real world, there is no difference between how the iCloud data turnover was handled by Apple. AppleInsider breaks it down.

Apple's crippled bug bounty program makes us all less safe online

Friday February 08, 2019

Paying people when they report serious security issues with macOS and iOS is a good idea but two years on, it's still only done in a half-hearted, miserly way. That's damaging for Apple and it's damaging for us.

Apple looks to offload property for Stockholm store blocked by popular resistance

Friday February 08, 2019

With its original plans to build a Stockholm store mothballed, Apple is reportedly looking to sell back the Kungstradgarden property it intended to occupy.