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2019

Touch ID that spans the entire iPhone display in the works at Apple

Tuesday February 05, 2019

While Touch ID isn't being offered as a biometric authentication method in current-generation iPhones and the iPad Pro range, Apple is still considering the possibility of adding fingerprint recognition to its mobile devices, by using acoustic imaging on the display.

Last call: $279 iPads and HomePods, $1,199 MacBook Pros, $800 off loaded 2017 15" MacBook Pro

Tuesday February 05, 2019

New deals have arrived just in time for Valentine's Day. Pick up an Apple iPad or HomePod for just $279 (up to $70 off). Meanwhile, current non-Touch Bar 13-inch MacBook Pros are marked down to $1,199 -- and B&H has limited stock available of the 2017 15-inch MacBook Pro with 1TB of space and Radeon 560 graphics (now just $2,599 with a free sleeve).

Lawsuit claims Apple's iOS updates in 2016 forced customers to buy new iPhone chargers

Tuesday February 05, 2019

A new attempted class action lawsuit claims Apple is forcing owners of iOS devices to repeatedly buy new chargers by updating the iPhones with new requirements, after a user found her old charger suddenly stopped functioning properly with her iPhone.

Sonos Architectural by Sonance launches as AirPlay 2-compatible speakers embeddable in walls

Tuesday February 05, 2019

Speaker producer Sonos has introduced a new line of its audio appliances with AirPlay 2 support designed for deeper integration with the home, with the Sonos Archiectural by Sonance collection of indoor and outdoor speakers designed to be installed into walls and ceilings, out of sight of the user.

Apple supplier Career accused of forcing 200 'voluntary' resignations amid iPhone slowdown

Tuesday February 05, 2019

The Taiwanese city of Taoyuan is investigating charges that an important Apple supplier, Career Technology, pushed 200 full-time workers to sign "voluntary" resignations.

Apple TV interface proposals point at a future live TV streaming service

Tuesday February 05, 2019

Apple has hinted at what its plans for a video streaming service could be, by revealing its ideas for an Apple TV interface that provides scheduling information, the filtering of content based on a user's needs, and being able to subscribe to on-demand services directly from the interface.

Apple agrees to pay French government $571M in back taxes

Tuesday February 05, 2019

Apple has made an agreement with the French government to make a payment reported to be around 500 million euros ($571 million), to cover back taxes owed by the iPhone producer to the country, following the completion of a lengthy audit.

Apple reportedly eyes office, retail space in Manhattan's Hudson Yards mega-development

Tuesday February 05, 2019

Hudson Yards, an exclusive new neighborhood primed to open on Manhattan's West Side in March, could be the future home of a spacious Apple office and accompanying retail outlet, according to a report late Monday.

Roku rumored in talks to support Apple's AirPlay 2

Monday February 04, 2019

Apple and Roku are reportedly in negotiations to bring AirPlay 2 to the latter's media streamers, and possibly Roku-based TVs by the likes of Sharp and TCL.

Apple includes confusing "5G E" AT&T connectivity icon in iOS 12.2 beta

Monday February 04, 2019

AT&T's controversial move to add a "5G E" connectivity logo to smartphones on its network has seemingly reached the iPhone, with the second beta of iOS 12.2 reportedly displaying the logo on the screen when the iPhone access part of the carrier's "5G Evolution"-based network.

Everything new in iOS 12.2 beta 2: Animoji, icons, lockscreen tweaks

Monday February 04, 2019

In beta two of iOS 12.2, Apple hasn't slowed down. There are a number of notable changes from the inaugural beta including new Animoji, updated animations, tweaked lockscreen, and more.

Hololens creator Avi Bar-Zeev departs Apple's AR headset team

Monday February 04, 2019

Avi Bar-Zeev, a major figure in the augmented reality and virtual reality industry and co-inventor of the Hololens who was reportedly working on Apple's rumored headset, departed the company in January after two and a half years of employment.

LG launches Mac-ready 31.5-inch 4K monitor with USB-C, HDR 10

Monday February 04, 2019

LG on Monday unveiled the 32UL750-W, a 31.5-inch, 4K LCD monitor with a variety of additional perks, such as USB-C for video and power on connected Macs.

'AirPods 2' could be a greater health monitoring device than the Apple Watch

Monday February 04, 2019

The sheer number of monitoring benefits you can get from a device in your ear means that the forthcoming "AirPods 2" may have a big future in Apple's health plans -- and there is still more they may be able to do.

Certified refurbished iPhone X on sale through online Apple Store from $769

Monday February 04, 2019

Apple has started to sell manufacturer-reconditioned versions of the iPhone X through its online store, but while it provides a cheaper alternative to the current-generation iPhone XS, the pricing of the models makes it more expensive to acquire than the newer iPhone XR.

Apple offers second developer betas of iOS 12.2, watchOS 5.2, tvOS 12.2, macOS 10.14.4 for testing

Monday February 04, 2019

Apple has pushed out its second round of developer betas to those enrolled in the company's test program, with new second betas of iOS 12.2, macOS Mojave 14.14.4, tvOS 12.2, and watchOS 5.2 now available to download.

'Star Trek: Discovery' stars sing Rent parody in Carpool Karaoke promo

Monday February 04, 2019

The latest episode of Apple's "Carpool Karaoke" features the cast of CBS All Access' "Star Trek: Discovery" serenading the target audience, from the bridge set of the eponymous starship.

iOS 12.2 can block Web access to your iPhone's motion sensors

Monday February 04, 2019

Ad agencies are reportedly worried about a change to iOS 12.2 that will allow Safari users to block webpages wanting access to motion sensor data.

Review: Zendure SuperTank & SuperPort are the best choices yet for portable power

Monday February 04, 2019

The Zendure SuperTank is the best battery pack we've ever used. Between the feature set, quality, and the choice and speed of outputs, SuperTank is hands down the unquestionable winner of portable batteries.

Macintosh-launching '1984' Super Bowl advertisement pitch deck surfaces

Monday February 04, 2019

A newly-published storyboard reveals the imagery used to pitch Apple on what would ultimately become its "1984" Super Bowl ad, teasing the launch of the Macintosh.