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2018

How to watch Apple's Sept. 12 'Gather round' iPhone Xs event, and follow along with AppleInsider

Tuesday September 11, 2018

Apple is poised to announce three new iPhones and possibly much more at its fall press event, starting at 10 a.m. Pacific time (1 p.m. Eastern) on Sept. 12. Follow along with AppleInsider while you watch on one of multiple sources this year, including Twitter.

Apple faces iPhone ban in South Korea over patent infringement investigation

Tuesday September 11, 2018

An investigation into whether Apple infringed a patent relating to processor transistors in South Korea is ongoing, but a report suggests regulators are going to rule against Apple, which could lead to an import ban in South Korea for the iPhone X, iPhone 8, and models of iPad and iPad Pro.

Apple research continues on combining iPhone, iPad with MacBook-style accessory

Tuesday September 11, 2018

Apple is still considering ways to make the iPhone and iPad work more closely with MacBooks, including a system where an iOS device is inserted into a MacBook shell as a display or as a replacement trackpad with a screen.

Facebook followed Apple's lead on Alex Jones purge, Zuckerberg says

Tuesday September 11, 2018

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg in an interview published Monday confirmed in part assumptions that Apple's decision to remove controversial conspiracy theorist Alex Jones from iTunes and Apple Podcasts kicked off similar bans on other platforms.

Tesla to restock sold-out wireless phone charger, cut price by $16

Monday September 10, 2018

After quickly selling out of a sleek but underpowered wireless smartphone charger in late August, Tesla this week informed customers that the device will soon be back in stock at a roughly $16 discount.

Apple encourages developers to adopt subscription fee structure in new video

Monday September 10, 2018

Apple on Monday continued to push app makers toward in-app subscriptions by sharing a new "Developer Insights" video on its developer portal espousing the benefits of reoccurring payments.

Apple Pay now available at nearly all 7-Eleven locations in US, rollout to continue through September

Monday September 10, 2018

Convenience store chain 7-Eleven on Monday provided a progress update on an ongoing Apple Pay rollout, saying that nearly all of its more than 10,000 U.S. locations now support Apple's mobile payments technology.

Apple canvassing iMac Pro users on why they bought and what they like

Monday September 10, 2018

It's not the first time Apple has sent out surveys, but this one concentrates on power features that may point to plans for the forthcoming Mac Pro.

Apple invites fans to watch Sept. 12 event on Twitter in promoted tweet

Monday September 10, 2018

Apple on Monday sent out a promoted tweet inviting select Twitter users to tune into a live stream of its upcoming Sept. 12 media event, where the company is expected to announce new products including iPhone and Apple Watch.

Hurricane season is on us -- keep your iPhone charged with one of these batteries

Monday September 10, 2018

Hurricanes Florence and Olivia are poised to slam into the U.S. later this week, which will leave some people without power for long stretches of time. AppleInsider shows you some of the better options for powering iPhones, iPads, and/or Macs so they don't go down with the grid.

Chinese carriers claim dual-SIM iPhones are a sure thing

Monday September 10, 2018

Apple is indeed planning to ship at least one dual-SIM iPhone this year, Facebook posts by two Chinese wireless carriers suggest.

Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 3100 aims to give Apple Watch competitors longer battery life

Monday September 10, 2018

Qualcomm has launched a new chipset for wearable devices, the Snapdragon Wear 3100, one which hopes to enable Wear OS-based smartwatches to compete against the Apple Watch by offering an extended battery life.

What app-specific iCloud passwords are and when Apple forces you to use them

Monday September 10, 2018

Sometimes, an app wants your iCloud credentials for legitimate reasons, and Apple has app-specific passwords to keep your data safe -- but, there are limits to them that Apple doesn't mention. AppleInsider shows you what they do, plus how and when to use them.

Akitio releases red Node Lite Thunderbolt 3 drive with fast Intel Optane SSD

Monday September 10, 2018

Akitio has announced the immediate availability of their latest Thunderbolt 3 device, the bright red Node Lite that comes equipped with a 960GB Intel Optane NVMe SSD with speeds up to 2600 MB/s.

Comparing Apple's HomePod versus the Fluance Fi70 speaker

Monday September 10, 2018

While the HomePod provides room-filling sound and Siri-powered smart features, there are alternatives that could provide similar features while maintaining the audio. One option is the Fluance Fi70, a Bluetooth-enabled speaker boasting power and quality that the HomePod simply cannot match.

Sphero intros LED- & sensor-laden Bolt robot with iPhone control

Monday September 10, 2018

Sphero on Monday launched its latest programmable robot, the Bolt, characterized mainly by a translucent, waterproof design and an 8-by-8 LED display.

Trade-in deals: Get a $20 bonus on all trades now that Apple's iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max are shipping

Monday September 10, 2018

Now that preorders of Apple's new iPhone XS and XS Max are shipping, we're rounding up where to get the most money for your used iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch and Mac with a $20 exclusive bonus on all trades.

Touch ID MacBook, 'Series 4' Apple Watch with ceramic back, USB-C iPad Pro may be coming

Monday September 10, 2018

Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has chimed in on Apple's releases expected before the end of 2018, with the analyst saying that the wide-range of products will fuel suppliers -- and Apple's bottom line.

Apple's push for bigger iPhone screens expected to drive services profits

Monday September 10, 2018

The increased costs of making larger displays is small compared to the extra revenues they will bring by driving greater use of the iPhone and tailoring to Apple's forthcoming video services, according to a new analysis.

'iPhone XS' and 'iPhone XC' will ship on Sept. 21, according to Italian courier

Monday September 10, 2018

Apple could start to distribute smartphones set to be unveiled on Wednesday not long after the announcement, with a report suggesting the first batch of "iPhone XS" and "iPhone XC" models could ship to customers as early as September 21 in Italy.