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2018

Apple's iPhone X outsold iPhone 8 series 2-to-1 in US during record-breaking Q4, report says

Wednesday January 31, 2018

Bucking -- seemingly spurious -- claims that Apple is cutting iPhone X production due to weak demand, a report from Counterpoint on Wednesday found the flagship iPhone outsold its iPhone 8 and 8 Plus siblings by a 2-to-1 ratio. And it wasn't because iPhone sales flagged.

Apple Music gets access to exclusive mixes from Steve Aoki, Sigala and DJ Suss One

Wednesday January 31, 2018

Apple Music has scored exclusive access to content from three of the world's top DJs, Steve Aoki, Sigala and DJ Suss One, which will arrive as part of a library of mixes coming to the streaming service thanks to rights management firm Dubset.

Qualcomm share prices drop despite rosy earnings, new Samsung deal

Wednesday January 31, 2018

Despite beating street estimates on the back of market diversification, Qualcomm stock is down in aftermarket trading as shareholders await the resolution of external issues including an ongoing Apple licensing dispute, government probes and a hostile takeover by competitor Broadcom.

AppleCare+ Mac warranties come to Australia & New Zealand

Wednesday January 31, 2018

Mac buyers down under can now opt into AppleCare+ plans, which offer up to three years of warranty coverage, including cheaper rates for two incidents of accidental damage.

As other analysts cut AAPL estimates, Guggenheim stands pat with bullish $215 target

Wednesday January 31, 2018

Ahead of Apple's December quarter results, analysts have been slashing targets for the company, based on a belief that iPhone sales are slower than expected. But Robert Cihra of Guggenheim hasn't budged on his $215 price target, telling investors on Wednesday that he sees the iPhone X as the start of a multi-year upgrade cycle.

Logitech adds notification snapshots, whole-home subscriptions for HomeKit-enabled Circle 2 camera

Wednesday January 31, 2018

Looking to ramp up appeal, Logitech on Wednesday announced a pair of upgrades for the Circle 2, its iPhone- and iPad-compatible security camera.

Early 18-core iMac Pro orders now shipping to US customers, 14-core model still absent

Wednesday January 31, 2018

Apple is now shipping three out of four of its major sub-groups of iMac Pro models, with purchasers of the 18-core model now getting notifications that the machines are on their way.

Apple launches iPhone battery replacement reservation program through support app in Canada

Wednesday January 31, 2018

Apple appears to be launching a trial of a iPhone replacement reservation program in Canada, with the app taking names for particular models, and promising to alert users when the battery is available locally.

Weak US Dollar will supercharge Apple's already hot overseas revenues

Wednesday January 31, 2018

Over the past year, the weakening U.S. dollar has created an increasingly favorable currency exchange environment boosting the value of Apple's foreign revenues as stated in dollars. That will have a significant impact on the company's quarterly earnings reported tomorrow.

Amazon's Super Bowl ad reveals the same old Alexa ahead of Apple's HomePod

Wednesday January 31, 2018

After a teaser suggested new voice options could be coming to Alexa, the release of Amazon's full Super Bowl spot reveals it was all just a joke, setting up a primetime ad where celebrities substitute in for Alexa -- and poorly.

Acura rolls out MDX Sport Hybrid SUV with Apple CarPlay

Wednesday January 31, 2018

Honda's luxury Acura brand is on Thursday launching the 2018 MDX Sport Hybrid, a sport utility with support for Apple CarPlay, which lets iPhone owners control Siri and compatible iOS apps from their dashboard.

Some macOS Server services being stripped out in spring, including Calendar, Websites, Mail, more

Wednesday January 31, 2018

A support document published by Apple sheds light on what services macOS Server is leaving behind soon, and provides possible options for those needing replacements.

Apple's iPhone X takes top premium smartphone spot in India, crushing OnePlus, Samsung

Wednesday January 31, 2018

Despite intense competition from China's OnePlus, South Korea's Samsung and others, Apple has retained the lead in India's premium smartphone market, crushing Samsung (which exceeded Apple's share last year) and severely blunting the formerly rapid expansion of OnePlus.

Report reaffirms Apple still plans to 'allow iPad apps to run on Macs this year'

Wednesday January 31, 2018

Despite multiple reports saying key features in "iOS 12" have been delayed to allow Apple to improve performance and squash bugs, one highly anticipated feature expected to make it easier for developers to port apps from iOS to macOS is said to still be on target to launch later this year.

Wistron close to India land deal for expanded iPhone SE fabrication, start of iPhone 6s manufacture

Wednesday January 31, 2018

Wistron appears to be lurching closer to a land deal to expand its factories devoted to Apple iPhone production in India, and may start cranking out the iPhone 6s relatively soon.

Apple Park's new employees asked to push for more housing in Cupertino

Wednesday January 31, 2018

As thousands of Apple employees begin moving into new offices at the company's new "Campus Two" at Apple Park, development battles over a new project next door are enlisting their support to build more housing in the quiet Silicon Valley town that's been the corporate home of Apple since its founding.

Killer 24 Hour Deals: Apple's high-end 15" MacBook Pro w/ 1TB SSD and Radeon 460 for $2,299 ($1,200 off); $10-$15 off iTunes gift cards

Wednesday January 31, 2018

Today (Jan. 31st) only, while supplies last, shoppers can save $1,200 on Apple's Late 2016 15" MacBook Pro with an upgraded 2.9GHz processor, 1TB of SSD storage and Radeon 460 graphics, the absolute lowest price we've ever seen. Plus, expedited shipping is free, and there's no sales tax on orders shipped outside NY and NJ. Apple iTunes gift cards are also $10 to $15 off with Google Pay.

Apple responding to US government inquiries over iPhone throttling

Wednesday January 31, 2018

Apple late Tuesday confirmed it received, and is currently responding to, questions from U.S. government agencies concerning the handling of iPhone battery issues through a software update that throttled the performance of some handsets.

President Trump mentions Apple's pending US investment in State of the Union address

Tuesday January 30, 2018

President Donald Trump gave a tip of the cap to Apple during the State of the Union Address on Tuesday, pointing to the California tech giant's plans to infuse some $350 billion into the U.S. economy over the next five years.

CNN blames Apple for bombarding users with repeated Apple News push notification [u]

Tuesday January 30, 2018

Earlier today, a number of iPhone owners were inundated by a series of repeated Apple News push notifications alerting users to CNN's follow-up on Hawaii's false ballistic missile alarm. The news organization has since issued a statement blaming Apple for the mishap.