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2017

Apple looks to reinvent home music with $349 HomePod, an Amazon Echo and Sonos competitor

Monday June 05, 2017

Calling it a "breakthrough home speaker," Apple on Monday revealed the new Siri home speaker dubbed HomePod, a device the company hopes will reinvent music at home just like the iPod reinvented music in your pocket. It will cost $349 and ship this December.

Apple's iPad to get bigger dock, Files app, drag-and-drop & easier multitasking in iOS 11 [u]

Monday June 05, 2017

In announcing iOS 11 on Monday, Apple revealed a host of new iPad-oriented changes, including a special dock, a new Files app, drag-and-drop support and more. [Updated to mention Files on iPhone]

Apple unveils $649 10.5" iPad Pro featuring 20% larger display with ProMotion, A10X CPU

Monday June 05, 2017

Apple officially updated its iPad Pro lineup on Monday, with the most popular base model receiving a larger 10.5-inch display with thinner bezels, while still weighing just 1 pound. The screen also features "ProMotion" technology and other enhancements, dramatically improving visual performance.

ARKit augmented reality tools in iOS 11 will make iPhone, iPad world's largest AR platform

Monday June 05, 2017

Making good on the previous promise that Apple would be taking an interest in augmented reality in the future, Apple Vice President Craig Federighi announced ARKit, a developer toolset that it will make available to nearly istantaneously make the iPhone and iPad the largest AR platform in the world.

Apple redesigns App Store app with Apple Music-esque design

Monday June 05, 2017

The iOS App Store is getting its first major redesign since launching in 2008, with a fresh new look complete with user interface elements reminiscent of the Apple Music app.

Apple unveils iOS 11 with P2P Apple Pay transfers, a new sound for Siri, AirPlay 2, more

Monday June 05, 2017

The next major update for iOS is turned up to 11, Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook joked on Monday in unveiling the software update. It includes a revamped Control Center with deep 3D Touch support, the ability to directly transfer money to friends with Apple Pay, a new voice for Siri, and multi-speaker support with AirPlay 2.

Apple previews iMac Pro, the most powerful Mac ever built, coming in December

Monday June 05, 2017

In a rare pre-announcement intended to appease professional users, Apple offered a sneak preview of the new iMac Pro coming in December, boasting up to 18-core Xeon processors and up to 128GB of ECC memory.

Apple announces support for external graphics cards, virtual reality platforms in macOS High Sierra

Monday June 05, 2017

Coming this fall as a free upgrade, Apple's new macOS 10.13 High Sierra platform will include support for external graphics cards over Thunderbolt 3, giving systems enough power to support high-end gaming and popular virtual reality platforms.

Apple refining macOS 10.12 Sierra in new High Sierra 10.13 revision

Monday June 05, 2017

Seemingly similar to Apple's development philosophy from Leopard to Snow Leopard, Apple's new macOS 10.13 High Sierra will continue to enhance ideas and shifts in the operating system fro 10.12 Sierra, alongside a slew of new features and enhancements.

Apple launches speedy new iMacs capable of VR content creation with USB-C Thunderbolt 3 ports

Monday June 05, 2017

Focused on professional users, Apple on Monday unveiled a revamped iMac lineup with faster and more capable hardware, which will allow for the creation of graphics-intensive virtual reality content with macOS High Sierra.

Apple announces watchOS 4 for Apple Watch with Siri watch face, connectivity with gym equipment

Monday June 05, 2017

The next generation of Apple Watch software was unveiled on Monday in the form of watchOS 4, a major update that will include new watch faces, including one driven by the Siri personal assistant. Other additions include connectivity with gym equipment, and support for syncing multiple playlists.

Amazon Prime Video coming to Apple TV later in 2017, more to come for tvOS

Monday June 05, 2017

As predicted, Amazon Prime video is coming to the Apple TV, with an app to come later in 2017.

Last call! WWDC Giveaway: Win 1 of 5 OWC 13-port Thunderbolt 3 docks for your MacBook Pro

Monday June 05, 2017

OWC is partnering with AppleInsider this week to kick off WWDC festivities with a fabulous giveaway. Five winners will each receive a 13-port Thunderbolt 3 dock in their choice of Space Gray or Silver. Each docking station is valued at $299.

Apple doling out jean jackets plus Metal, iMessage, six-color logo pins to WWDC attendees

Monday June 05, 2017

As part of the badge issuance at the 2017 Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple is giving out custom black denim jean jackets, and an assortment of collectible pins.

Apple & Amazon paying into Foxconn bid for Toshiba's memory unit

Monday June 05, 2017

Apple and Amazon will "chip in funds" towards a Foxconn bid for Toshiba's memory unit, Foxconn chairman Terry Gou revealed on Monday.

iOS beta feedback menu suggests drag and drop coming to 'iOS 11'

Monday June 05, 2017

If a new screen capture of diagnostic feedback is to be believed, Apple is planning on implementing some form of "drag and drop" functionality in "iOS 11."

Apple's online store goes dark ahead of WWDC keynote, suggesting new hardware incoming

Monday June 05, 2017

Apple took its online store down on Monday, hours before its annual Worldwide Developers Conference is set to kick off, potentially tipping its hand and revealing new hardware will be announced in a keynote address.

Apple 'Files' app for iOS 11 appears on App Store ahead of WWDC

Monday June 05, 2017

A placeholder listing for an as-yet-unannounced app called "Files" was spotted on the iOS App Store just hours ahead of Monday's Worldwide Developers Conference, suggesting Apple plans to grant users direct file management access in iOS 11.

WWDC 2017 keynote rumors: What to expect from Apple -- and what not to

Sunday June 04, 2017

With Apple's annual WWDC right around the corner, AppleInsider looks at what is expected to be at the event, and the likelihood of the rumors surrounding possible hardware refreshes.

Review: Garmin's iPhone-connected Forerunner 935 offers Fenix features at lower cost

Sunday June 04, 2017

Garmin's Forerunner 935 is essentially a carbon copy of the Fenix 5, but with a few sacrifices for the sake of price -- and that, ironically, probably makes it a better buy for all but the most hardcore athletes and outdoor trekkers.