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2018

Apple activates repair program for iPhone 7 models impacted by 'No Service' issue

Friday February 02, 2018

Apple on Friday initiated a repair program for iPhone 7 devices affected by an issue that caused a "No Service" message to display in the status bar even when cellular network coverage is available, saying a faulty logic board component is to blame for the error.

No chill: Some Microsoft Surface Pro 4 users need to stick device in freezer to stop screen flickering

Friday February 02, 2018

A growing number of Surface Pro 4 owners are experiencing display flicker, and to temporarily rectify the situation, they need to chill the device well below room temperature to get it to work properly for even a short time.

Video: How to permanently disable macOS High Sierra upgrade notifications

Friday February 02, 2018

Every time you boot a Mac running an older version of macOS, you'll likely see at least one pop-up notification urging you to download and install the latest macOS High Sierra operating system.

Wall Street wowed by iPhone X performance, but cools off on expectations of an Apple 'super cycle'

Friday February 02, 2018

Apple delivered record revenue in its holiday quarter, but went about it in a way different than investors expected, leaving analysts to rethink their so-called "super cycle" predictions for iPhone X unit sales growth. But with the average selling price of new iPhones soaring to unexpected highs, analysts remain bullish on the company's prospects in the months to come.

Super Bowl Weekend Deals: Loaded 15" MacBook Pro for $2,649 ($350 off); DJI Phantom 4 for $799; free Apple TV 4K w/ DirecTV Now

Friday February 02, 2018

Heading into the big weekend, shoppers can pick up a new Apple TV 4K for free when you prepay for four months of DirecTV Now. Or save $350 on Apple's 2017 15" MacBook Pro with a 3.1GHz processor, 512GB of storage and top-of-the-line Radeon 560 graphics. DJI's Phantom 4K drone is also on sale for $799 with no tax outside NY and NJ.

Apple beat Samsung in unit sales with iPhone X during Q4, during the "biggest annual fall in smartphone history"

Friday February 02, 2018

Last year, Samsung's exploding Galaxy Note 7 created a catastrophically distracting meltdown for the company that enabled Apple to surpass it in total unit sales of smartphones during the winter quarter. This year, Apple has again surpassed sales of all Samsung smartphones in the quarter, except this time it's by virtue of trend-bucking new demand for the innovative, revolutionary iPhone X--without much apparent regard for its price.

Two Apple retail employees hospitalized following battery rupture at Hong Kong store

Friday February 02, 2018

Two employees at a Hong Kong Apple Store were taken to hospital on Friday following another battery-related incident, according to reports, with the pair said to have inhaled smoke generated by an iPhone battery while undertaking an in-store repair of a customer's device.

HBO wins bidding war with Apple for J.J. Abrams sci-fi show 'Demimonde'

Friday February 02, 2018

Proving limits to Apple's corporate clout, HBO has reportedly won the rights to a J.J. Abrams science fiction show called "Demimonde," which was being shopped around in script form.

What a difference a week makes: Apple's $88.3 billion quarter is even more impressive broken down week-by-week

Friday February 02, 2018

Not only was Apple's holiday quarter of 2017 a hard compare to previous year's numbers because of three flagship models, but the year-ago quarter had an extra sales week. AppleInsider breaks down the numbers for a closer look at Apple's earnings, on a "average per week" basis.

Apple offers special badge, iMessage stickers for Apple Watch owners during Heart Month

Friday February 02, 2018

To mark American Heart Month, which promotes cardiovascular health, Apple is launching a special Activity Challenge for the Apple Watch, which comes with a badge and three animated iMessage stickers for whoever completes it.

Apple Watch, AirPods drive Wearables rev 70%, outpacing size, growth of Amazon ads, Google Cloud, Alphabet Other Bets

Friday February 02, 2018

Apple is criticized for making much of its revenues from one hit product: iPhone. However, its newest foray into Wearables has not only become its fastest-growing revenue source behind iPhone, but is also larger and growing more rapidly than other top tech firms' hyped future growth segments, such as Amazon's ads business, Google's Cloud and Alphabet's Other Bets.

AppleInsider podcast talks 'iOS 12' features, pro filmmaking on an iPhone, and Apple earnings

Friday February 02, 2018

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Victor and Neil talk about rumored cuts to "iOS 12" and what stability means, the idea of running iPad apps on an Mac, and what we learned from Apple's earnings call and its biggest quarter ever.

Apple tops worldwide smartphone vendor list in Q4 amid industry contraction, report says

Thursday February 01, 2018

Apple led the worldwide smartphone market in the fourth quarter of 2017, according to fresh statistics from Strategy Analytics, with strong demand for products like iPhone X and iPhone 8 bucking wider market headwinds.

Apple's 77.3 million iPhone, $88.3 billion quarter by the numbers

Thursday February 01, 2018

The addition of the iPhone X that commanded a steeper premium than ever before has made Apple's financial quarter an interesting one. The changes over time are best illustrated graphically, showing the magnitude of the quarter, as compared to quarters of years past.

YouTube TV arrives on Apple TV after months-long delay

Thursday February 01, 2018

YouTube on Thursday launched its live TV streaming service, YouTube TV, on Apple TV, making good on promises made last year to deliver the product to Apple's set-top devices.

Apple At Work teams with CDW to help enterprise deploy Macs, iOS in employee choice initiative

Thursday February 01, 2018

Apple is expanding its efforts to make it easier for the enterprise to more efficiently buy or lease iPhones, iPads, Macs, Apple Watch, Apple TV and other products in a new initiative it is initially rolling out with CDW.

Apple Pay finally coming to Brazil later in 2018 [u]

Thursday February 01, 2018

In Apple's Q1 results call, CEO Tim Cook confirmed that Apple Pay will reach the biggest South American market -- Brazil -- sometime later this year. [Updated with official webpage]

Apple aims to achieve net cash balance, hints at investments and M&A

Thursday February 01, 2018

Apple is looking to reduce its gigantic cash hoard to become "net cash neutral" over time, according to CFO Luca Maestri, suggesting the company is planning to mete out dividends, accelerate stock buybacks or perhaps increase mergers and acquisitions operations.

Notes of interest from Apple's Q1 2018 conference call

Thursday February 01, 2018

Revenue reached new heights in Apple's holiday 2017 quarter, but unit sales of the iPhone fell year over year, reflecting the premium-priced lineup of the iPhone X, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone 8. Following the publications of its first fiscal quarter 2018 results, the company held a conference call with media and analysts, and notes of interest follow.

Apple calls for lower-than-expected Q2 guidance on iPhone sales miss

Thursday February 01, 2018

Despite Apple's revenue rising 13 percent year-over-year during the December quarter and setting a new record, about $88.3 billion, the company is guiding between $60 billion and $62 billion in revenue for the March quarter -- below market forecasts.