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2017

Apple's recent software problems are bad, but shouldn't lead to knee-jerk personnel decisions

Monday December 04, 2017

By any account, Apple had a rough end of November and start of December from a software perspective -- but there are lessons to be learned and corrective measures to execute that can only be fully undertaken with the Apple leadership staying in place.

Quanta & Lumus sign deal potentially paving way for Apple's AR headset

Monday December 04, 2017

A new licensing agreement between Apple manufacturer Quanta and augmented reality parts maker Lumus could potentially lay the framework for Apple's rumored AR headset.

Apple updates tvOS to 11.2, adds live sports & video display mode switching

Monday December 04, 2017

A few days after the emergent release of iOS 11.2, Apple has wrapped up the beta testing and has made tvOS 11.2 for the fourth generation Apple TV and the Apple TV 4K available to all.

Apple Pay Cash money transfers launch in US on iPhones, iPads running iOS 11.2

Monday December 04, 2017

Following Saturday's rushed launch of iOS 11.2, Apple has followed up by taking the Apple Pay Cash feature live, meaning users can now begin sending cash to friends with a debit card via iMessage.

Niantic's Ingress Prime coming in 2018, using Apple ARKit

Monday December 04, 2017

Pokemon Go developer Niantic has announced Ingress Prime, a sequel to its original augmented reality game created while the company was still a part of Google.

Ireland says Apple to start paying $15.4B in back taxes in Q1 2018

Monday December 04, 2017

Apple should finally begin paying $15.4 billion in back taxes into an escrow account in the first quarter of next year, Ireland's finance minister announced on Monday.

Dialog Semi admits Apple-designed power chips could come 'in the next few years'

Monday December 04, 2017

Power management chip supplier Dialog Semiconductor on Monday reinforced rumors that Apple could design its own such chips in the future, while implying they may still a few years out.

Apple's AirPods a smash hit, shipments could reach 28M in 2018

Monday December 04, 2017

Declaring AirPods "the most important accessory in Apple's wireless ecosystem," analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said he believes the company could ship between 26 million and 28 million units of the completely wireless headphones next year.

Apple's Cook talks privacy, AI & App Store revenues at China's World Internet Conference

Sunday December 03, 2017

Speaking on Sunday at the World Internet Conference -- organized by the Cybersecurity Administration of China -- Apple CEO Tim Cook addressed a variety of topics, including sensitive ones that risked offending the pro-censorship Chinese government.

Review: Brydge Bluetooth keyboard for iPad Pro

Sunday December 03, 2017

The Brydge keyboard for Apple's 10.5-inch iPad Pro is a good way to make your beloved tablet look and feel closer to a MacBook, but a few curious design choices, like lack of support for Apple's Smart Connector, makes it less than perfect.

Review: CalDigit 2TB Tuff USB-C hard drive a solid choice for mobile MacBook Pro users

Sunday December 03, 2017

There's no reason for MacBook or MacBook Pro users with USB-C to rely on adapters for ruggedized mass storage. AppleInsider looks at the CalDigit Tuff hard drive, aimed squarely at mobile professionals seeking to safeguard data against drops or falls.

Holiday Deals: High-end 2016 15" MacBook Pro for $2,099 or 2017 model for $2,599; premium 27" iMac 5K for $2,799 ($300 off)

Sunday December 03, 2017

Kicking off December, Apple authorized resellers are marking down popular Apple devices for holiday shoppers. Save $700 on Apple's Late 2016 15" MacBook Pro with a variety of upgrades, or opt for the 2017 config (2.9GHz, 512GB, Radeon 560) for $2,599 ($200 off). Meanwhile, a 4.2GHz 27" iMac 5K with 1TB of storage and Radeon 580 graphics is $300 off with coupon.

Activist group occupies French Apple stores in protest of unpaid Irish taxes

Saturday December 02, 2017

An activist organization staged a series of protests at French Apple stores on Saturday, calling on the company to pay the $15.5 billion in back taxes the Irish government has been ordered to collect by the European Commission.

Apple's HomePod isn't about Siri, but rather the future of home audio

Saturday December 02, 2017

Introduced this summer at WWDC17, Apple's HomePod was immediately positioned next to Amazon Echo and Google Home by bloggers as a "smart speaker" serving primarily as a way to chat with a voice assistant. But that's not how Apple introduced it.

Apple to adopt speedy LCP circuit board tech across major product lines in 2018

Saturday December 02, 2017

With this year's iPhone revisions, Apple introduced a new breed of flexible circuit board crafted from liquid crystal polymer, a material that benefits high-speed, low-latency data transfer. Currently used in iPhone 8 and iPhone X LTE antennas, and the latter's TrueDepth camera, the technology is expected to make its way to other product lines next year.

Apple software sees disastrous, embarrassing week with iOS springboard crash, macOS root user security flaw

Saturday December 02, 2017

Apple, a company that prides itself on customer experience, just had one of its worst customer-facing weeks in history, with a major security flaw on macOS High Sierra and a bug in iOS that rendered some iPhones essentially unusable. It has been an embarrassing turn of events for a technology company that frequently boasts about industry-leading customer satisfaction levels.

Apple pushes out iOS 11.2 with Apple Pay Cash, 7.5-watt wireless charging, date bug fix

Saturday December 02, 2017

In a highly unusual move, Apple early Saturday released iOS 11.2 with support for Apple Pay Cash, 7.5-watt charging on compatible devices and -- tellingly -- a fix for a nasty date bug that can cause devices to enter a soft reset loop.

New iOS bug causes some devices to crash on Dec. 2, here's how to fix it [u]

Saturday December 02, 2017

A newly discovered iOS bug is wreaking havoc on devices that have local notifications enabled, causing springboard to enter a crash loop once the clock turns 12:15 a.m. on Dec. 2.

This week on AI: Apple's embarrassing Mac glitch, 'Apple Car' hits the track, Apple TV shortages & more

Saturday December 02, 2017

Apple's macOS engineers didn't have much of a chance to recover from holiday turkey this week, since they were quickly forced solve an embarrassing security vulnerability. The company was meanwhile said to be working on its first power management chips for iPhones, and planning to test self-driving cars in Arizona.

Apple CEO Tim Cook to attend China's state-run internet conference next week

Saturday December 02, 2017

Apple CEO Tim Cook is on the guest list for China's fourth annual World Internet Conference, a state-sponsored gathering at which attendees will discuss the future of the country's strict cyberspace policy.