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2018

New 13-inch MacBook Air production reportedly pushed into second half of 2018

Monday April 30, 2018

Apple has yet to start mass production on a rumored MacBook Air refresh, according to a supply chain report, with volume manufacturing for the notebook allegedly delayed to sometime in the second half of 2018 instead of commencing in the second quarter.

Apple grew 44% in India, generating half the revenues but 10x the profits of Xiaomi, Vivo, Oppo in FY 2017

Monday April 30, 2018

Apple's Fiscal Year 2017 (ending in March) revenues in India grew YoY by 17 percent and its profits in the subcontinent grew by 44 percent, despite intense competition from Samsung and a series of Chinese makers working to flood the emerging nation with cheap smartphones.

DirecTV Now extends free Apple TV 4K promotion with 3 months of prepaid service, get both for as little as $105

Monday April 30, 2018

DirecTV has once again extended its popular free Apple TV 4K promotion with three months of prepaid DirecTV Now service. Plans start at $35 per month, making the 32GB Apple TV 4K with service as low as $105.

Review: Native Union Eclipse provides USB-A and USB-C charging with stylish cable storage

Sunday April 29, 2018

Native Union aims to solve your cable clutter with a futuristic motorized charging station. AppleInsider took it for a spin to see if it really was the answer to all our charging problems.

Apple AirPower Qi charging pad spotted at Vienna airport a fake, release date still unknown

Sunday April 29, 2018

A traveler has spotted what appears to be Apple's unreleased AirPower Qi charging pad -- but the device is clearly a knock-off, despite claims to the contrary.

Apple to take over two storefronts with expanded Lehigh Valley outlet

Sunday April 29, 2018

Apple's Lehigh Valley Mall store in Whitehall, Pa. is relocating to a bigger space, with plans to throw open the new doors in September.

Sprint and T-Mobile agree to all-stock merger deal worth $26 billion

Sunday April 29, 2018

The boards of directors for carriers Sprint and T-Mobile have approved a $26 billion deal to merge the two companies, with John Legere at the head of the combined company.

Fake U.S. Marshal steals an iPhone, Thailand 'iPhone killers,' and more from the Apple crime blotter

Sunday April 29, 2018

A change in sentence for Thailand's "iPad killers," a court decision about Facebook logins, iPhone theft by ice cream vendors and more in this roundup of Apple-related crime reports

Review: Nomad wireless travel stand is our favorite portable charger, but it could do more

Saturday April 28, 2018

Nomad's wireless travel charger for the iPhone 8 and iPhone X bucks the trend of many popular chargers, opting for a rounded-rectangular design that transforms from a charging pad, to a vertical charging stand -- and we've been using it for a while.

First look: Master & Dynamic Lightning to 3.5mm Audio Cable with DAC, mic

Saturday April 28, 2018

Premium headphone maker Master & Dynamic began offering an in-house way for its customers to plug its gear into Apple's latest iPhones without the need for a Lightning-to-headphone adapter. AppleInsider got its hands on the new cable and offers a first look at the accessory.

App Roundup: Duet Display for iOS and macOS, YouTube Kids, Masterclass for iOS, more!

Saturday April 28, 2018

New apps and updates to existing software appear in the App Store and other digital marketplaces all the time, and sometimes there's simply too many to track. AppleInsider has collected together some of the main macOS and iOS software updates and new additions that have arrived in the last week.

Editorial: Will Apple's 1990's "Golden Age" collapse repeat itself?

Saturday April 28, 2018

Once, long ago in a previous epoch of technology, Apple Computer, Inc. commissioned a new headquarters in Northern California just as it began losing its position as a leader in personal computing tech in the early 90s. Could history repeat itself in our modern era?

This week on AI: Apple axes AirPort, an 8K AR headset, 'iPhone SE 2' pics & more

Saturday April 28, 2018

Apple finally admitted its lack of interest in Wi-Fi routers this week, killing off the AirPort line. Rumors meanwhile pointed to its interest in AR and VR, and the possibility of an "iPhone SE 2" being right around the corner.

Samsung, Micron, Hynix sued for alleged DRAM price fixing

Friday April 27, 2018

Another class action lawsuit has been filed, alleging that Samsung, Hynix, and Micron conspired to limit the supply of memory, keeping consumer prices artificially high as a result.

Apple's rumored AR & VR 'T288' headset may use 8K eyepieces, implement WiGig

Friday April 27, 2018

Apple's rumored AR headset will be capable of both augmented and virtual reality, and will likely depend on a separate box acting as a "brain" for the device, a report claimed on Friday.

Review: The Button by Fibaro makes a HomeKit setup more accessible to all

Friday April 27, 2018

The Button from Fibaro has finally gained much needed HomeKit support. While not as powerful as its Z-Wave brethren, it is still an awesome way to control your smart home.

How to use Instant Notes to draw ideas out without unlocking the iPad or iPad Pro

Friday April 27, 2018

Want to quickly take notes on your iPad or iPad Pro with the Apple Pencil? AppleInsider explains how to set up Instant Notes on your iOS device, allowing you to scribble important items and drawings on the screen without needing to unlock the iPad beforehand.

The best alternatives to Apple's discontinued AirPort routers

Friday April 27, 2018

Apple has made the long suspected demise of the AirPort line of routers official yesterday, with the remaining inventory being sold off over the next few weeks to months. If you're looking for a new router, AppleInsider has made a list for you, of ones we've used, and like.

Data suggests China's smartphone decline worse than expected, Apple's iPhone pushed out of fourth place

Friday April 27, 2018

The Chinese smartphone market was actually hit harder in the March quarter than a recent report suggested, dropping 21 percent year-over-year to 91 million units, according to a separate analysis.

AppleInsider Podcast talks iPhone rumors, committing to USB-C, and EU proposals to regulate app stores

Friday April 27, 2018

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Victor is joined by Sonya Mann to talk about the latest news in iPhone LCD and SE2, the difficulty with going all-in on USB-C, and EU proposed regulation of app stores.