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2018

Apple certified MFi USB-C Lightning cables could arrive as soon as February

Tuesday December 04, 2018

Apple is now allowing manufacturers to produce their own fast-charging USB-C to Lightning cables, with releases for consumers possible as early as February according to documentation from socket part suppliers.

Future AirPods could use more secure ear-fitting methods to enable fitness tracking features

Tuesday December 04, 2018

Apple is continuing to consider producing AirPods with health tracking functionality, but the use of biometric sensors in wireless earbuds presents new challenges in keeping them firmly in place, a problem Apple has also attempted to solve.

Amazon has 2018 iPads on sale for $289, plus $659 iPhone X devices at Woot

Tuesday December 04, 2018

A great gift idea, Apple's standard 2018 9.7-inch iPad is currently $40 off at Amazon with free shipping for arrival before Christmas. Silver, Space Gray and Gold are all available at the reduced price, with discounts in effect on upgraded models and accessories as well. Shoppers can also save up to $300 on Apple's iPhone X at Amazon-owned Woot today only.

Apple's largest supplier reported 24 percent surge in revenues from OLED display, components sales

Tuesday December 04, 2018

Apple's largest supplier-- and the primary source of the flexible OLED panels used in iPhone X and the new iPhone XS lineup-- reported 24 percent year-over-year growth in its Q3 revenues from its semiconductors, memory, and display panel unit, an increase it attributed to "increasing demand for flexible [OLED] panels." That supplier was Samsung, and the "major customers" it credited clearly included the world's largest seller of high-end OLED phones. Why aren't Samsung's results attributed to being an "iPhone supplier"?

Apple falls 2% as HSBC joins chorus of banks downgrading shares on iPhone saturation fears

Tuesday December 04, 2018

A dependance on the iPhone for the majority of its revenue and a saturation of the smartphone market has contributed to a downgrade of Apple's shares from HSBC, which shifted Apple down from a "Buy" grade to "Hold" and a reduced 12-month target price from $205 to $200.

Apple shifting marketing staff, pushing trade-ins to expand sales of 2018 iPhones

Tuesday December 04, 2018

Apple is reportedly changing up its tactics to boost sales of the iPhone XS and iPhone XR, to boost sales of its flagship product for the holiday season.

Foxconn mulls Vietnam move for iPhone production to avoid effects of U.S. tariffs

Tuesday December 04, 2018

Apple assembly partner Foxconn is reportedly considering the possibility of setting up a new facility in Vietnam, a move that could potentially prevent the iPhone from being hit by tariffs created by the Trump administration in its ongoing trade war with China.

Best of 2018: Apple reveals most popular apps, games, movies and more

Tuesday December 04, 2018

As it does every year, Apple on Tuesday released a list of the year's "best" digital content up for offer on its various digital storefronts, from the iOS App Store to Apple Books.

Lowest price ever: 2017 13" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar (16GB RAM) on sale for $1,599 for 2 more hours

Tuesday December 04, 2018

For one day only, Apple authorized reseller B&H Photo is knocking $400 off Apple's upgraded Mid 2017 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar. Now $1,599 after the cash discount, the 3.1GHz configuration features 16GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD in the popular Space Gray color. This deal also includes free expedited shipping for fast delivery.

IDC: Apple Watch Series 4 accounted for less than 20 percent of Apple Watch sales in Q3

Monday December 03, 2018

Apple Watch Series 3 is still a major player in Apple's smartwatch lineup, as the legacy device outperformed its newer Series 4 siblings to drive a bulk of Apple's wearables sales for the third quarter of 2018.

Tim Cook says 'no place' for hate groups on Apple platforms

Monday December 03, 2018

In accepting the Anti-Defamation League's first-ever "Courage Against Hate" award on Monday, Apple CEO Tim Cook delivered a firm statement in support of the organization and against far-right groups.

Apple offers 10 percent discount online to veterans & active duty US military

Monday December 03, 2018

Apple has extended the online Apple Store dedicated to those in the armed forces, with the Veterans and Military Purchase Program offering more discounts to present and past soldiers and sailors.

Review: Harman Kardon's Google-powered Citation 100 sounds great in an unremarkable way

Monday December 03, 2018

The Citation 100 is a high-quality smartspeaker, and possibly an easy choice for people already bought into Harman Kardon, but otherwise there's not much reason to choose it over speakers from the likes of Apple, Google, or Sonos.

How to pick the best printer for your new Mac mini

Monday December 03, 2018

You've added a keyboard, mouse and display to the machine, now it's time for a printer too. AppleInsider explains what you need to know and what you need to decide before you spend your money.

Seriously, Apple's flagship Macs are now less expensive than ever before

Monday December 03, 2018

Apple has always made you pay a lot for its newest and best Macs, and, believe it or not, the 2018 lineup isn't even close to the most expensive Apple has ever been. AppleInsider takes a look back at Apple's Mac pricing over the last three decades.

Apple Music to reveal some 2019 Grammy nominees early

Monday December 03, 2018

Music fans will be able to find out some of the nominations for the 2019 Grammy Awards early through Apple Music, with an announcement for a select number of categories to be made via the music streaming service on Friday.

First Alert rolls out second-gen, HomeKit-compatible Onelink Smart Smoke + Carbon Monoxide Alarm

Monday December 03, 2018

First Alert on Monday launched a second generation of the Onelink Smart Smoke + Carbon Monoxide Alarm, compatible with Apple HomeKit and Amazon Alexa.

Holiday gift ideas: Find the best deals & lowest prices on MacBooks, iPads, iMacs and Apple Watches

Monday December 03, 2018

Looking for the perfect holiday gift? AppleInsider has rounded up the best deals on everything from Apple Watches to iMac Pros, with cash discounts of up to $1,400 off. Many of these deals end today, so don't delay.

Apple details Siri's machine learning upgrades for better listening on HomePod

Monday December 03, 2018

Apple on Monday updated its Machine Learning Journal with a post by the company's Siri speech and audio software engineering teams, explaining how the company uses machine learning to help the HomePod hear people under tougher circumstances than iPhones and iPads.

Verizon aims for 5G Samsung smartphone launch in first half of 2019

Monday December 03, 2018

Smartphone users in the United States will be able to use Verizon's 5G wireless network in the first half 2019 starting with Samsung devices, the carrier has announced, a move that means the main rival to Apple in the market will have a headstart on the iPhone in offering the high-speed connection to consumers.