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2018

Jony Ive explains design choices for new iPad Pro and 'magical' elements of the refreshed Apple Pencil 2

Friday November 02, 2018

In an interview following the launch of the iPad Pro, Apple Chief Design Officer Jony Ive discussed his thinking behind the new model's refreshed appearance and features, and when he believes a product can appear magical to consumers.

Hands on: Beats' urBeats3 earphones a colorful alternative to Apple's EarPods for the iPhone XR

Friday November 02, 2018

At the same time as the unveiling of the iPhone XR, Beats revealed it would be producing versions of the urBeats3 to match the new range of colors offered by Apple's new smartphone. AppleInsider checks out the new arrivals, to see if they really do match up.

Apple News will get a real-time results hub for Nov. 6's US midterm elections

Friday November 02, 2018

Hoping to become the go-to news source for next Tuesday's voting, Apple is reportedly set to replace its current Midterm Elections hub in Apple News with an "Election Night" version, in which people will be able to get real-time information on the balance of the Senate and House.

Apple relying on higher selling prices, services growth in fourth quarter analysts say

Friday November 02, 2018

Going forward, Apple will be increasingly reliant on a combination of driving up average selling prices for iPhones and fostering services revenue, several analysts contended in the wake of the company's Q4 results.

Mac mini, iPad Pro, MacBook Air, 100 Million Mac users, and more on the AppleInsider Podcast

Friday November 02, 2018

This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, Victor and William talk about the Mac mini, the notion that 100 Million Mac users can't be wrong, and the iPad Pro.

iPhone shipments steady amid contracting global smartphone market in recession

Friday November 02, 2018

The global smartphone market is "effectively in a recession," Strategy Analytics claims, with the firm's estimates suggesting Apple is holding its own in a declining marketplace despite showing minimal growth in its latest results.

Apple Heart Study not used to gain FDA clearance for Apple Watch Series 4 ECG

Friday November 02, 2018

The Apple Heart Study, conducted in partnership with Stanford Medicine, collected heart rate data from more than 400,000 Apple Watch users in its attempt to determine whether wearable devices can effectively detect irregular heart rhythms. Contrary to previous reports, however, the results were not used to gain clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for Apple Watch Series 4's ECG feature.

Reduced iPhone battery life blamed on adoption of OLED screens

Thursday November 01, 2018

An iPhone's battery life can be near immeasurable with so many factors to take into consideration. Between the apps being used, wireless connectivity, screen brightness and other nuances, a lot can affect this vital performance stat, but a new report suggests the biggest offenders are the impressive OLED displays Apple baked into its flagship phones.

Initial 2018 MacBook Air benchmarks show modest improvement over 2017 MacBook

Thursday November 01, 2018

Results posted to benchmarking service Geekbench this week purportedly show Apple's new MacBook Air outperforming last year's 12-inch MacBook with Intel Core i5 processor, but falling short of the same model equipped with a Core i7 CPU.

Should you upgrade to Apple's redesigned 2018 iPad Pro?

Thursday November 01, 2018

In last year's review of the 10.5-inch iPad Pro, AppleInsider called it the king of tablets. Apple's new 2018 iPad Pro is so much better in so many ways that it is hard to even think of what to call it.

Cook says soft holiday forecast linked to iPhone XS timing, exchange rates

Thursday November 01, 2018

At least part of Apple's first quarter 2019 forecast -- expected to disappoint some analysts -- can be connected to two main issues, CEO Tim Cook said in a Thursday interview.

Apple Q4 services revenue up to nearly $10B, Apple Pay transactions tripled

Thursday November 01, 2018

Excluding a one-time payment, Apple's services revenue rose 27 percent during the September quarter to $9.981 billion, aided by the company's usual suspects but in no small part by a sharp rise in Apple Pay transactions.

Apple will no longer report iPhone, Mac and iPad unit sales

Thursday November 01, 2018

Apple on Thursday dropped a bombshell in announcing a major change in the way it reports quarterly earnings, saying it will no longer release iPhone, Mac and iPad sales numbers starting with the December period.

Apple's wearables revenue up more than 50 percent in Q4

Thursday November 01, 2018

Sales of Apple wearables like AirPods and the Apple Watch grew more than 50 percent year-over-year during the fourth quarter, CEO Tim Cook said in announcing results on Thursday.

Notes of interest from Apple's Q4 2018 earnings report and conference call

Thursday November 01, 2018

Apple set a new high for the September quarter that is continuing to be supported by a premium-priced iPhone lineup, as well as continued growth in the services segment. Following the publication of its fourth fiscal quarter 2018 results, the company provided additional detail on the record-breaking performance in an earnings conference call.

Apple rakes in $62.9B in revenue on sales of 46.9M iPhones in record-breaking September quarter

Thursday November 01, 2018

Apple's revenue for the fourth quarter of the fiscal year 2018 hit $62.9 billion, the company revealed on Tuesday, with earnings-per-share of $2.91 growing year-on-year, and iPhone sales of 46.9 million units translating to massive ASPs of $793.

Apple, Samsung beaten to foldable phone by clunky Royole FlexPai

Thursday November 01, 2018

A small company has managed to beat major display and mobile device producers like Apple, Samsung, and LG to bringing a smartphone with a foldable screen to market, with Royole's FlexPai being made available to preorder in China on Thursday.

Apple still owns rights to Sweden Kungstradgarden plot, could revive store plans

Thursday November 01, 2018

Although public opposition appears to have defeated the company for now, there is a chance Apple could still make an attempt at a store in Stockholm's historic Kungstradgarden, according to one report.

Flash deals: LG's Ultra Fine 4K monitor on sale for $269; 13" MacBook Air for $489

Thursday November 01, 2018

Amazon-owned Woot is running a flash sale on LG's Ultra Fine 4K display and Apple's MacBook Air. Grab the factory reconditioned USB-C monitor, which is compatible with Apple's brand-new 2018 iPad Pro, for $430 off with free shipping for Prime members. Or pick up a 13" MacBook Air for just $489.99 while supplies last.

Apple seeds first public beta of iOS 12.1.1, restores macOS 10.14.2 beta for developers

Thursday November 01, 2018

Apple on Thursday released the first public beta of iOS 12.1.1, simultaneously rectifying a problem for Mac developers by putting a macOS 10.14.2 beta back up for download. Apple TV owners can meanwhile get the first public beta of tvOS 12.1.1.