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2017

Supposed 'iPhone 8' back panel without Touch ID resurfaces in new leak

Tuesday July 11, 2017

A photograph posted to Chinese microblogging service Weibo claims to show a production glass panel back bound for Apple's rumored "iPhone 8," with the alleged part lacking a cutout for a Touch ID fingerprint reader.

Apple Maps gains public transit directions for Las Vegas, Reno, other Nevada regions

Monday July 10, 2017

Apple has expanded public transit directions for Maps to several major urban areas in Nevada, most notably Las Vegas and its surroundings.

Will the 'iPhone 8' cost $1200+? Apple has already been pushing flagship prices higher for years

Monday July 10, 2017

This fall's redesigned flagship iPhone is expected to be the most expensive handset Apple has ever produced. But that shouldn't come as a surprise to anyone who has been watching the company push even further into premium pricing for some time.

Apple releases third developer betas of iOS 11, High Sierra, tvOS 11

Monday July 10, 2017

Apple has updated three of its developer betas including iOS 11, macOS 10.13 High Sierra, and tvOS 11, but left WatchOS 4 behind on beta 2, for now.

iPhone owners more excited about HomePod or Beats than Amazon Echo, survey finds

Monday July 10, 2017

Interest among iPhone users in the upcoming HomePod speaker is greater than that of the Apple Watch prior to its launch, and more users are planning on buying Apple-produced speakers than Amazon Echo devices.

As Apple preps VR support in High Sierra, Facebook slashes Oculus Rift price to $400 in summer sale

Monday July 10, 2017

Facebook has launched a six-week summer sale on the Oculus Rift headset -- and while there is no official support for it from the company, it can be used in conjunction with High Sierra and the SteamVR beta.

Eddy Cue offers new Apple Park lunch auction after June one raises over $200K

Monday July 10, 2017

Apple's head of Internet Software and Services, Eddy Cue, is participating in a new charity auction for a lunch meeting at Apple Park -- less than a month after another fetched over $200,000.

Apple sets up office near HQ of outgoing graphics tech supplier Imagination Technologies

Monday July 10, 2017

Apple has reportedly opened an office in St. Albans in the U.K., just a few miles away from the Kings Langley headquarters of its outgoing mobile graphics partner, Imagination Technologies.

Apple announces location of new $921 million iCloud data center in Denmark

Monday July 10, 2017

Apple has announced plans to build a new $921 million data center in Denmark near the German border, its second in the country.

Prime Day 2017 Roundup: The best deals on tech hardware & accessories, including Apple devices

Monday July 10, 2017

Last year's Amazon Prime Day marked the largest day of sales for the e-commerce giant. This year additional retailers, such as Adorama and B&H, are offering their own aggressive discounts, often beating Amazon's prices on Apple hardware with no sales tax outside NY and NJ. We're rounding up a list of the hottest Prime Day bargains with updates throughout the day.

iTunes' share of video sales and rentals market reportedly in free fall amidst competition from Amazon, Comcast

Sunday July 09, 2017

Facing increased competition from the likes of Amazon and Comcast, Apple's once commanding market share lead in the online video sales and rental industry has been more than halved, according to a new report.

Rumor: Apple's OLED 'iPhone 8' will come in four colors, including a new mirror-like exterior

Sunday July 09, 2017

This fall's anticipated flagship "iPhone 8" is rumored to come in four different shades, including a new reflective version that has not been seen on any previous iPhone models.

This week on AI: Qualcomm legal battle heats up, Imagination row continues, 'iPhone 8' rumors abound and more

Saturday July 08, 2017

This week was relatively slow in terms of major Apple developments, allowing a few minor "iPhone 8" rumors to bubble to the surface. The biggest developments related to Apple's ongoing legal battles with Imagination and Qualcomm, the latter of which filed a U.S. ITC request to block imports of iPhones not using its technology.

Watch: First macOS High Sierra public beta delivers new features, enhancements

Friday July 07, 2017

Apple recently released the first public beta of the latest Mac operating system, macOS High Sierra, giving customers the chance to preview the next-generation OS prior to its launch this fall. Like any major OS update, High Sierra focuses on resolving pain points from previous versions while adding a few new features to keep things fresh.

ESPN uses iPhone 7 for 9th annual 'Body Issue' cover shoot

Friday July 07, 2017

ESPN The Magazine's hotly anticipated "Body Issue" hit newsstands on Friday, and at least one of the covers -- a portrait of Chicago Cubs infielder Javier Baez -- was shot using Apple's iPhone 7 handset.

Rumor: Apple's iPhone wireless charging accessory might not ship with 'iPhone 8,' 'iPhone 7s' this fall

Friday July 07, 2017

Wireless charging is expected make its way to Apple's iPhone lineup this fall, but the tentpole feature might not be ready in time to launch with the next-generation handsets, a new rumor suggests.

Apple Maps vans adds Spain, three U.S. states to list of survey locations

Friday July 07, 2017

In an update to the Apple Maps webpage on Friday, Apple announced its camera- and sensor-laden mapping vans will hit the streets of Spain and a trio of U.S. states this month.

Inside High Sierra: Safari's Javascript engine much faster, accursed autoplay videos (mostly) killed

Friday July 07, 2017

While marquee features like APFS have stolen most of the spotlight, Apple has implemented significant improvements to Safari with the goal of making a user's time with it easier, and less annoying.

Deals: 2016 13" MacBook Pro for $1,299 ($200 off); high-end 15" MacBook Pro for $2,349 ($450 off); new 27" iMac 5K for $2,279 ($20 off)

Friday July 07, 2017

Heading into the weekend, shoppers can save hundreds of dollars instantly on Apple's Late 2016 13" MacBook Pro ($200 off). Or pick up a 2.7GHz 15" MacBook Pro with Radeon 455 graphics for $2,349 with coupon, a discount of $450 off MSRP. The new 27" iMac 5K is also now shipping with no tax outside NY & NJ.

Apple's bitter dispute with Qualcomm not expected to be resolved anytime soon

Friday July 07, 2017

Stock analysts are starting to chime in on the Apple and Qualcomm fight, with the fight will take at least another year with little impact on Apple's bottom line.