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2018

2018 iPad Pro: everything you need to know

Wednesday October 31, 2018

With an "all screen" design, TrueDepth with Face ID, A12X Bionic processor, next-generation Apple Pencil and more, Apple's newly unveiled iPad Pro is more revolution than evolution. AppleInsider breaks down all the details.

Apple Pay expected to arrive in Belgium this November

Wednesday October 31, 2018

Apple Pay should finally launch in Belgium sometime next month, initially through a single bank, according to a local newspaper.

iOS 12.1 adds battery management features to iPhone 8 & iPhone X

Wednesday October 31, 2018

Apple's latest iOS update brings battery management routines including throttling phones that have chemically depleted batteries to the iPhone 8, 8 Plus, and X, though the company is optimistic most people won't notice any difference.

Pixelmator Photo for iPad offers machine learning-based editing tools for photographs

Wednesday October 31, 2018

The developers behind the popular image editing application Pixelmator are planning to release a new iPad app, Pixelmator Photo, which aims to provide all of the tools needed to perform desktop-class alterations to photographs on Apple's tablet.

J.P. Morgan, Rosenblatt upbeat on Apple following launch of new Macs and iPad Pros

Wednesday October 31, 2018

Analysts have offered more opinions on Tuesday's Apple special event, with J.P. Morgan and Rosenblatt Securities issuing generally positive notes to investors about the refreshed MacBook Air and Mac mini, but were more enthused about the prospects of the new iPad Pro.

Apple's Mac mini, MacBook Air, and iPad Pro event on the AppleInsider Podcast

Wednesday October 31, 2018

On this special episode of the AppleInsider Podcast, Victor and Daniel Eran Dilger talk through Apple's Brooklyn 'There's More in the Making' event. Dan was on site to talk to us all about the new products, and his hands-on impressions of them.

Apple's powerful new Mac mini perfectly suits the 'Pro' market, yet the complaints have already started

Wednesday October 31, 2018

You asked for it and you got it, now let's see if you buy it. The new Mac mini is a fine machine but it's time to find out whether its fans are numerous or just disproportionately loud versus the market it is aimed at.

Zuckerberg says iMessage biggest competitor to Facebook's messaging services, takes dig at Apple's China policies

Tuesday October 30, 2018

In a rare concession that Facebook's messaging services are threatened by an industry stalwart, CEO Mark Zuckerberg said Apple's iMessage is leading Messenger and WhatsApp in key markets like the U.S.

Major US carriers don't support dual SIM at launch of iOS 12.1

Tuesday October 30, 2018

Apple's new dual SIM feature, available with iPhone XS and XR models, was activated with iOS 12.1 on Tuesday, but the three biggest cellular carriers in the U.S. are not supporting the feature at launch.

Apple's new MacBook Air powered by 7W Intel 'Amber Lake' CPU

Tuesday October 30, 2018

Apple is typically loath to reveal processor parts numbers in releasing new Mac hardware, and the company followed that trend when it unveiled the 2018 MacBook Air on Tuesday. Cross-referencing part specifications with Intel's ARK database, however, suggests the thin-and-light is powered by a just-announced Intel processor from the same family rumored to show up in the MacBook line.

Latest watchOS 5.1 update pulled after bricking some Apple Watch units [u]

Tuesday October 30, 2018

It appears Apple has another software issue on its hands with the release of watchOS 5.1, as a small number of Apple Watch owners are reporting the update renders their device useless.

AMD details features of Radeon Pro Vega 16, Vega 20 destined for MacBook Pro

Tuesday October 30, 2018

The AMD Radeon Pro Vega 16 and Vega 20, two new graphics configurations the 15-inch MacBook Pro will have starting from November, stand to offer considerable performance upgrades on the previous generation, including the use of compact HBM2 memory.

First look at the new space gray 2018 Mac mini

Tuesday October 30, 2018

After a four year gap, the updated Mac mini is here, and it is a powerful and versatile machine. AppleInsider got to spend some time with it and while it looks similar, it shows vast improvements over even the vaunted 2012 model.

Frequently asked questions about the 2018 Mac mini RAM, storage, and more [u]

Tuesday October 30, 2018

As you might expect, our forums and email addresses are over-run with questions about the Mac mini. AppleInsider tackles a few of the issues, and tells you what you can expect when and if you buy one of the new machines.

First look at the new 2018 MacBook Air

Tuesday October 30, 2018

After a nearly two-year dry spell, we got to check out Apple's overhaul of the beloved MacBook Air complete with Retina display and dual Thunderbolt 3 ports.

ASP increases, blurred lines over iPad as computer are giant positives for AAPL

Tuesday October 30, 2018

The Apple special event went "largely as expected," claims Loup Ventures analyst Gene Munster, but announcements made during the presentation, such as the launch of the iPad Pro, were "incrementally positive" to Apple's overall story.

Apple hikes out-of-warranty replacement costs for iPad Pros to as much as $649

Tuesday October 30, 2018

People buying Apple's 2018 iPad Pros, announced earlier on Tuesday, may seriously want to consider AppleCare+ or a rugged case, as the company has raised the cost of out-of-warranty replacements versus older models.

First Look at Apple's new 2018 iPad Pros, Apple Pencil, and Smart Keyboard

Tuesday October 30, 2018

When Apple took the wraps off the redesigned iPad Pro at a special media event Tuesday, the tablets easily stole the show. With beefed up internals and an all-new exterior, the new iPad Pros are a delight to use.

Apple highlights iPad Pro's USB-C connectivity to an external 4K or 5K display

Tuesday October 30, 2018

The change to new connector means you can connect an 5K high resolution monitor directly to your iPad alongside cameras, musical instruments and other peripherals.

Shortcuts 2.1 update adds new weather, alarm & photo automations for iPhones & iPads

Tuesday October 30, 2018

Accompanying Tuesday's iOS 12.1 update is a new version of Shortcuts, Apple's custom automation tool, with a host of new possible actions.