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2017

Giveaway: We're giving away another pair of Apple AirPods to one lucky reader, enter today for a chance to win

Wednesday May 24, 2017

Heading into the Memorial Day weekend, we're gearing up for another AirPods giveaway. That's right, we're giving away a free pair to one lucky reader. Enter now through May 31 for your chance to win.

Watch: See DJI's Jedi-like palm-based gesture controls in action with the new Spark drone

Wednesday May 24, 2017

While DJI's new Spark drone relies heavily on an iPhone for editing and sharing video, its default mode of control when powered on is via palm-based gestures. AppleInsider offers a closer look at how they work, including footage of controlling two Spark units at once.

Twitter updates Apple TV app with live 360-degree video & Periscope Global Map

Wednesday May 24, 2017

Twitter on Wednesday updated its Apple TV app with support for a few new features, including live 360 video support and the Periscope Global Map. On iOS, at least some users should now able to link their account to an Apple TV.

Apple issues new 3.7.2 firmware update for AirPods owners

Wednesday May 24, 2017

Apple on Wednesday released a small firmware update for its fully wireless AirPods, version 3.7.2, though what the patch does exactly remains unknown.

Dash returns to App Store seven months after review system manipulation accusations

Wednesday May 24, 2017

Dash, an API documentation browser, has reappeared in the iOS App Store seven months after it was removed over alleged review manipulation, with developer Bogdan Popescu claiming the app was resubmitted to stop others from uploading their own copy-cat apps using the open-sourced code.

Elgato Thunderbolt 3 Dock capable of connecting dual 4K displays shipping June 6 for $300

Wednesday May 24, 2017

Accessory producer Elgato is preparing to release its Thunderbolt 3 Dock, one which allows users to connect two 4K displays to a Macbook at the same time, with the accessory shipping out to customers in the United States, Europe, and Australia on June 6.

Sketchy images of Apple's 'iPhone 8' differ on rear-mounted fingerprint sensor [u]

Wednesday May 24, 2017

A series of images posted to Chinese social media on Wednesday are claimed to show Apple's "iPhone 8," but differ significantly from some rumors, and also appear to contradict each other. [Updated with clone allegations]

First look: DJI's $499 Spark drone is a portable, affordable iPhone-connected flying camera

Wednesday May 24, 2017

Aiming to simplify aerial footage for the masses, DJI on Wednesday unveiled its latest creation, the handheld Spark drone, which combines portability with simple gesture controls and an affordable $499 starting price.

Honda's 2018 Odyssey coming Thursday with Apple CarPlay support

Wednesday May 24, 2017

Honda's latest vehicle with Apple CarPlay, the 2018 Odyssey minivan, will officially begin arriving at U.S. dealerships on Thursday.

Deals: Where to find the lowest prices on Apple's MacBooks and iPads this Memorial Day weekend

Wednesday May 24, 2017

This Memorial Day weekend, save up to $225 on popular 13" and 15" MacBook Pros when you pair instant discounts with exclusive coupons. Or snap up a 9.7" iPad Pro with LTE capability for $599 ($130 off). Apple's high-end 12" MacBook is also $250 off with no tax outside NY and NJ.

DJI debuts $499 Spark handheld drone with hand-gesture controls, 1080p video camera

Wednesday May 24, 2017

At a live event in New York City's Grand Central Terminal on Wednesday, drone manufacturer DJI has released a new, small form-factor drone, called the DJI Spark -- and AppleInsider is at the event.

QuarkXPress 2017 expands layout tech, brings non-destructive image editing

Wednesday May 24, 2017

Quark on Wednesday launched QuarkXPress 2017, the latest edition of its design and publishing suite for the Mac, with a heavy focus on publishing for multiple platforms including iOS.

EE commences sales of new 32GB iPhone 6 model in United Kingdom

Wednesday May 24, 2017

The re-released iPhone 6 with 32 gigabytes of storage has surfaced again in a new country, with the smartphone going on sale in the United Kingdom for the first time with its unusual capacity through carrier EE, suggesting the device's relatively unannounced sales are not being confined to just emerging markets.

Apple rumored to have ordered small batch of Micro LED screens for testing

Wednesday May 24, 2017

A supply chain report suggests that Apple is already looking beyond OLED for future products, with the company said to be taking steps for trial production of Micro LED screens in the second half of 2017.

Garmin steps up against GoPro with new iPhone-connected VIRB 360 action camera

Wednesday May 24, 2017

Garmin on Wednesday announced the VIRB 360, an upcoming action camera capable of shooting 360-degree video at 4K resolution and 30 frames per second.

Intel making Thunderbolt 3 royalty-free for manufacturers in 2018 [u]

Wednesday May 24, 2017

Thunderbolt has never seen a great deal of market penetration, but that may be about to change with Intel natively integrating Thunderbolt 3 into future CPU models and making the protocol royalty-free to chipmakers in 2018.

Northern Ireland study finds multiple benefits to using iPads in elementary classrooms

Wednesday May 24, 2017

Technology can be beneficial to younger students learning core skills, a two-year research project has found, with elementary schools in Northern Ireland found to have improved the numeracy, literacy, and communication skills of their pupils after incorporating iPads into their lessons.

'iPhone 8' production problems force late shipments, but little impact on Apple stock, analyst says

Wednesday May 24, 2017

If the so-called "iPhone 8" does not ship by the end of the third quarter, pent-up demand will only increase the subsequent holiday quarter's sales, rather than hurting Apple, one analyst believes.

Apple puts free Swift curriculum on iBooks, plans courses at US schools

Wednesday May 24, 2017

Apple on Wednesday released "App Development with Swift," a free course available through the iBooks Store, which will also be coming to a handful of U.S. schools at the beginning of the fall semester.

Winner of the Apple AirPods giveaway announced [Dave S.]

Tuesday May 23, 2017

AppleInsider would like to congratulate the winner of our latest giveaway, Dave S., who will receive a pair of brand-new Apple AirPods sealed in box.