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2017

Apple launches another $7 billion bond sale to fund stock buyback, other programs

Tuesday November 07, 2017

Apple continues to leverage bond sales and low interest rates to fund both its stock buyback program and green initiatives, with an upcoming $7 billion sale to hit U.S. debt capital markets.

Wistron looking to add new Apple-centric factory after iPhone SE successes in India

Tuesday November 07, 2017

Apple's iPhone SE supplier in India, Wistron, has reportedly identified a few areas where it could build a new plant to continue building the company's products locally.

Apple slams story of cash hidden in Jersey to reduce taxes, calls itself 'largest taxpayer in the world'

Monday November 06, 2017

In a rare blog posting, Apple listed a series of inaccuracies in the "Paradise Papers" tax story reported by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, while outlining its business in Cork, Ireland; emphasizing that the company is the "largest taxpayer in the world" and repeating that it "pays every dollar it owes in every country around the world."

iOS 11.2 will let app devs charge less for introductory auto-renewing subscriptions

Monday November 06, 2017

With iOS 11.2, currently in beta testing, app developers will be able to offer cheaper introductory rates to auto-renewing subscribers.

iPhone X Super Retina HD gets A+ from DisplayMate: "best performing smartphone display we have ever tested"

Monday November 06, 2017

In evaluating the new iPhone X display, Dr. Raymond M. Soneira of DisplayMate called it the "most innovative" and "best performing smartphone display we have ever tested," noting in particular its leading absolute color accuracy, the highest full screen brightness for an OLED smartphone, highest full screen contrast rating in ambient light and highest contrast ratio, with the lowest screen reflectance and smallest brightness variation with a viewing angle.

Apple reaping higher profits from each iPhone X sold than iPhone 8, analysis claims

Monday November 06, 2017

Despite the expense of technologies like a 5.8-inch, edge-to-edge OLED display and a 3D facial recognition camera, the iPhone X is actually more profitable per-device than the iPhone 8, according to a research estimate published on Monday.

Video: Safari credential AutoFill through Face ID on Apple's iPhone X

Monday November 06, 2017

If you've got iCloud Keychain and Safari's AutoFill turned on, Face ID on the iPhone X will let you quickly log into virtually any website.

Paradise Papers suggest Apple shifted holding firm to Jersey to protect $252B from taxation; Apple refutes claim [u]

Monday November 06, 2017

After a 2013 investigation into its Irish tax affairs, Apple continued to avoid paying billions of dollars in taxes by changing its structure, moving the holding firm for over $250 billion in cash reserves to the Channel Islands, this week's "Paradise Papers" leak has revealed.

Broadcom tenders offering valued at $130 billion for Apple legal foe Qualcomm

Monday November 06, 2017

After a weekend of speculation, Broadcom has tendered what will likely be a hostile takeover fight for Qualcomm, in an offering valued at $130 billion including debt.

Disney may buy 21st Century Fox assets in entertainment mega merger

Monday November 06, 2017

The Walt Disney Co., which has worked closely with Apple for many years, is said to be in talks to potentially acquire most of rival entertainment giant 21st Century Fox, in a deal that could have major ramifications for services like iTunes, the Apple TV and Apple Music.

Apple's $119.6 million victory in iPhone utility patent battle with Samsung finally upheld

Monday November 06, 2017

The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to hear a Samsung appeal over slide-to-unlock, text prediction, and other utility patents of Apple's that it was found to have used, and a $119.6 million dollar ruling is still in place.

Apple unveils second developer betas of iOS 11.2, watchOS 4.2, macOS 10.13.2, tvOS 11.2

Monday November 06, 2017

A week after the latch batch of releases, Apple has deployed second developer beta releases of all of its operating systems, including watchOS 4.2. iOS 11.2, macOS 10.13.2, and tvOS 11.2.

Last call! Giveaway: Enter to win a 3TB AV Pro 2 USB-C Storage Hub from CalDigit

Monday November 06, 2017

Ends today! CalDigit is partnering with AppleInsider this week to give readers the chance to win one of two 3TB AV Pro 2 USB-C Storage Hubs valued at $249.99 each.

iPhone X tips: How to record your own Animoji karaoke

Monday November 06, 2017

Apple's Animoji are a smash hit, but one of their most popular uses is not what was originally intended: lip syncing along with your favorite songs. The process of recording it is a little unconventional, but AppleInsider is here to explain how you can get in on the fun.

Always on call: UK's NHS pilot provides video consultations via iOS app

Monday November 06, 2017

The National Health Service in the United Kingdom is piloting a scheme that would allow patients to be seen by a local doctor using a video call on an iPhone, a move that could help reduce the waiting times for patients to see a doctor, as well as reducing the need to visit the physical doctor's office.

Deals: $220 off 2017 27" iMac 5Ks; Samsung 34" USB-C Monitor for $699 ($400 off); 13" MacBook Pro for $1,289 ($210 off) w/ no tax in 48 states

Monday November 06, 2017

Today only, snap up a Samsung 34" Curved USB-C display for $699 during B&H's DealZone event. Or save $220 on a 4.2GHz Mid 2017 27" iMac 5K with upgraded graphics and storage with our exclusive coupon code. Apple's 2016 13" MacBook Pros are also $200-$210 off with prices starting at $1,289. Plus, no tax on orders shipped outside NY and NJ.

Apple's 2018 iPhone X will have new metal frame allowing for faster wireless data transfers

Monday November 06, 2017

Supply chain reports suggest that Apple will expand it's casing business for the 2018 iPhone to Catcher and Casetek, with a new casing required to improve data transmission quality.

iPhone 8, iPhone X active use data suggests that the pair crush iPhone 6s, iPhone 7 first-week metrics

Monday November 06, 2017

A new study about actual users of the iPhone 8 and iPhone X shows that combined adoption of the two models during the first few days of use as a percentage of the total user base is higher than that of the iPhone 6s or 7 at the same time in rollout.

iPhone X tips: Maximize battery life with 'dark mode' inverted colors and grayscale

Monday November 06, 2017

Apple's switch to an OLED display on the iPhone X means users who dig into the settings of the device can squeeze out more battery life, reducing the power consumption of the screen and extending the time needed between charges. AppleInsider tells you how to do it.

Apple offers temporary fix for iOS 11 'i' bug until future software update arrives

Monday November 06, 2017

Apple has acknowledged the existence of a bug in iOS 11 concerning the autocorrection of the letter 'i,' by offering affected users a work around via its support pages until a software update is released that solves the issue.