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2018

Microsoft's next Surface product might be just pocket-sized

Friday June 29, 2018

Microsoft's long-rumored "Andromeda" device will be a "pocketable" Surface product, further smearing the line between phones, tablets, and laptops, according to a leaked internal document.

Sketchy rumor claims 2018 iPhones will sport both embedded Apple SIMs and standard SIM trays

Friday June 29, 2018

One or more of this fall's iPhones will make use of dual-SIM, dual-standby (DSDS) technology, in some cases using an embedded Apple SIM, a Chinese report claimed this week.

How do a pair of HomePods compare to a $180 soundbar?

Friday June 29, 2018

The HomePod offers great audio quality, and as a pair, fantastic stereo music playback. But are two HomePods enough to replace a soundbar in a home theater system that is half the price of a single speaker? AppleInsider finds out.

Apple taking Maps 'to the next level' in iOS 12

Friday June 29, 2018

Not content with the uneven coverage in Apple Maps since its 2012 launch, Apple on Friday revealed that it will debut limited first-party maps data in the next iOS 12 beta, expanding that coverage as time goes on.

Today only: Save 15% on HomePods, Apple TV 4Ks, Beats headphones and more at eBay

Friday June 29, 2018

Today only, save 15% on top of already reduced prices on nearly everything at eBay (up to $100 off) with coupon. This offer is valid on Apple's HomePod, the Apple TV 4K, MacBook Pros, iPads and more. Offer ends tonight at 9 p.m. Pacific.

The story of the original iPhone, that nobody thought was possible

Friday June 29, 2018

When the iPhone shipped to customers on June 29, 2007, The first generation of the device that would change the world was missing a lot of what is has today, but it set up the road map for Apple that continues to this day.

AT&T takes WatchTV service live for iPhones, iPads & Apple TV

Friday June 29, 2018

As promised AT&T has launched WatchTV, a live TV service offered as a perk of its new "Unlimited &More" data plans, as well as in a $15-per-month standalone service.

Ground broken on Foxconn's first US factory, rumored to supply iPhone screens for Apple

Friday June 29, 2018

Foxconn chairman Terry Gou was joined by U.S. President Donald Trump, House Speaker Paul Ryan and others on Thursday as the company broke ground at a future factory in Mount Pleasant, Wis., which could potentially be turned to helping Apple.

Podcast discusses 2018 iPhones, the iPhone 6s rebirth, and Foxconn in Wisconsin

Friday June 29, 2018

This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, Victor and Andrew O'Hara discuss the new 2018 iPhone rumors, iPhone 6s production in India, and Foxconn's factory in Wisconsin. We also give a preview about some multi-room speaker systems Andrew is reviewing.

Qualcomm's bid to block iPhone imports 'magnifies' antitrust practices, consumers contend

Thursday June 28, 2018

A group of consumers suing Qualcomm over alleged antitrust practices on Thursday filed a motion to prevent the chipmaker from obtaining a U.S. International Trade Commission exclusion order targeting iPhones with Intel modems, saying an import ban would simply amplify anticompetitive behavior.

AT&T fined $5.25M for '911' call outages that impacted more than 15,000 users [u]

Thursday June 28, 2018

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission and AT&T on Thursday issued a joint statement saying the telco will pay out $5.25 million to settle a government probe into two "911" service outages.

Comparing Amazon's Fire TV Cube and the Apple TV 4K

Thursday June 28, 2018

Amazon's Fire TV Cube has just made its way onto the market, close to one year after the Apple TV 4K shipped, but which media streaming device is superior? Or, more importantly, which of the two is right for you?

How to turn Live Photos into animated GIFs in iOS

Thursday June 28, 2018

Taken a Live Photo on your iPhone or iPad and want to share it around on social media as a GIF, potentially creating a meme in the process? AppleInsider shows how to convert the clip into one of the most commonly used animated image formats found online.

DC Universe will stream superhero TV shows, movies, comics to iOS, Apple TV

Thursday June 28, 2018

DC Entertainment has revealed more details about DC Universe, its entry into the streaming video marketplace, providing access to TV shows, movies, and other content featuring DC superheroes, while also opening up the subscription service in beta.

How to use Safari's Picture-in-Picture mode with YouTube on macOS

Thursday June 28, 2018

If you want to watch YouTube videos while performing other tasks on the Mac, one way is to take advantage of Safari's Picture-in-Picture function. AppleInsider shows how to access and use the hidden-from-view feature with Google's video service.

Why macOS Mojave requires Metal -- and deprecates OpenGL

Thursday June 28, 2018

In order to run the new macOS Mojave, Macs must have graphics hardware capable of supporting Metal, Apple's modern low-level, low-overhead software that provides access to graphics processing.

Apple cutting off payment source changes for older versions of iOS, macOS & Apple TV

Thursday June 28, 2018

Beginning June 30, people using some older versions of iOS, macOS, and the pre-tvOS Apple TV operating system will be unable to change their payment sources for iTunes and the App Store without updating to newer software.

Apple mulls system for helping visually impaired navigate environment

Thursday June 28, 2018

Apple has considered ways to help the sensory impaired travel between locations, by using a combination of sensors to model the local environment, then providing tactile feedback to the user advising what objects and structures are near them.

Samsung's OLED iPhone display supply dominance challenged

Thursday June 28, 2018

Apple's investment and patience may be rewarded soon, as a long-time rumored second supplier of OLED screens appears to be finally ramping up production, perhaps in time for the fall iPhone lineup.

AT&T more than doubles 'administration fee' on post-paid phones, tablets and smartwatches

Wednesday June 27, 2018

AT&T could add some $970 million to its annual revenue by increasing from 76 cents to nearly $2 an "administrative fee" that shows up as a line item buried deep in customers' monthly bills.