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2018

Justice Department investigating AT&T and Verizon for blocking eSIM adoption, Apple reportedly filed complaint [u]

Friday April 20, 2018

According to sources familiar with the matter, the U.S. Department of Justice is investigating claims that AT&T, Verizon, and standards organization GSMA colluded to scuttle eSIM technology which would make switching carriers easier.

Mac mini: What we want to see in an update to Apple's low-cost desktop

Friday April 20, 2018

Apple's Mac mini is long overdue for a refresh. Not just with updated processors, but a full-on re-design. Being big Mac mini users since the original G4 version, we started wondering what we would love included in a next-generation Mac mini.

Featured spots in iOS 11 App Store can drive app downloads up to 800 percent

Friday April 20, 2018

Apple's new "Game of the Day," "App of the Day" and other featured spots can drive downloads significantly more than prior efforts to highlight new and outstanding apps, new app analytics claim.

Analyst's 'iPhone X is dead' memo hyperbolic, loaded with questionable claims

Friday April 20, 2018

An analyst is arguing that Apple will completely discontinue the iPhone X this year, owing to a lack of consumer interest at the high-end. That's a highly questionable claim, even if one assumes demand isn't as strong as Apple expected.

Watch: iPhone X vs. Galaxy S9 Plus battery charging times compared

Friday April 20, 2018

The comparison of the Apple's iPhone X's features against main rival Samsung's Galaxy S9 Plus continue with more battery tests, this time examining how long each of the premium smartphones take to recharge.

Apple stock taking a beating on analyst note predicting soft summer iPhone X demand

Friday April 20, 2018

Apple stock, and the market, are both taking a big hit after a notable analyst predicted in "in-line" quarterly earnings report accompanied with predictions for the June quarter being lower than what Wall Street is currently expecting.

Sloppy report depicts Apple as struggling with LG as an alternative to Samsung OLEDs on new iPhones

Friday April 20, 2018

A new report claiming to understand Apple's supply chain has asserted that LG screens might be facing development issues as a second source for OLED displays on upcoming iPhones, based on Apple's higher than normal scrutiny of LG prototypes--and then strangely claims this issue is driving iPhone X prices so high that "some" are not buying it.

'iPhone SE 2' rumored to retain iPhone 5 styling minus headphone jack, launch in May

Friday April 20, 2018

The follow-up to the iPhone SE could be arriving in May, according to one report interviewing accessory producers, but while the overall size and design is said to be the same as the original iPhone SE, it is claimed the headphone jack may be removed from the model in its next release.

AT&T plans $15 monthly 'skinny bundle' TV streaming service, free to its wireless subscribers

Friday April 20, 2018

In another salvo in the battle for the nation's cord cutters, AT&T will launch AT&T Watch soon, one of the least expensive bundles available that will directly compete with its own DirecTV Now service.

Siri on Apple HomePods being triggered by ad for NBA on TNT

Friday April 20, 2018

Advertisers are beginning to target the wakeword for Apple's Siri assistant in the same way they've previously gone after Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant users, anecdotes suggest.

Apple's efforts to widen OLED screen supply for 2018 iPhones stymied by LG delays

Friday April 20, 2018

Apple's plans to work with LG as a second supplier for iPhone screens appear to have suffered a blow due to manufacturing delays, according to a new report.

AppleInsider podcast interviews Oliver Seil, Belkin VP of Design, talks iPhone SE2 rumours, and merging iOS and macOS

Friday April 20, 2018

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Victor interviews Oliver Seil, Belkin's VP of Design, plus Victor and Mikey talk about iPhone SE2 rumors, and what the chances are of merging of iOS and MacOS.

iOS 12 will continue supporting iPhone 5S, WebKit developer reports suggest

Friday April 20, 2018

References to iOS 12, Apple's next iteration of its mobile operating system, have surfaced in development testing reports for WebKit, with the appearance strongly suggesting Apple will be bringing the next major iOS release to the iPhone 5s as the oldest supported iPhone model.

An iPhone thank you letter: "Live Photo saved my grandmother's laugh"

Friday April 20, 2018

The way that technology can touch us personally is captured in a thank you letter an iPhone user sent to Apple, noting appreciation for Live Photo's capture of ambient sound and video of a loved one who had passed away. Apple's chief executive Tim Cook responded with a note of condolences and appreciation for sharing the story, stating "it is deeply inspiring for us."

AT&T expands '5G Evolution' to 117 markets, sets stage for mobile 5G rollout this year

Friday April 20, 2018

Apple partner carrier AT&T on Thursday announced the expansion of "5G Evolution" wireless technology to more than 100 U.S. markets, laying the foundation for a planned mobile 5G service launch later this year.

Original Mac designer Susan Kare to receive prestigious AIGA medal

Thursday April 19, 2018

Susan Kare, a former Apple designer known to many as the "woman who gave the Macintosh a smile," will later this month receive an American Institute of Graphic Arts medal, an honor bestowed upon visual arts icons including Richard Avedon, Paul Rand, and Charles and Ray Eames.

Libratone Zipp: Can this AirPlay speaker best Apple's HomePod?

Thursday April 19, 2018

Libratone's Zipp speaker is a customizable and powerful speaker that is sure to liven up any room whether at home or on the go. Its surprising list of features, not to mention inputs, makes it one of the best speakers you can add to your home.

Apple's 2018 Environmental Responsibility Report zeroes in on renewable energy, takes flak from Greenpeace

Thursday April 19, 2018

Apple on Thursday published its 2018 Environmental Responsibility Report, with an emphasis on its recent renewable energy achievements and plans to push them further. Greenpeace, however, took the opportunity to slam the company's efforts, saying it should be focusing on other issues.

How to block and filter phone numbers on your iPhone with the tools in iOS

Thursday April 19, 2018

Unwanted phone calls are a part of everyday life, but the iPhone offers a number of ways to stop them from being a nuisance. AppleInsider explains how to block phone numbers on iOS, as well as other ways to keep those calls and messages from coming through to your mobile devices.

Apple-owned FoundationDB open sources the core technology at the heart of iCloud

Thursday April 19, 2018

Apple's FoundationDB on Thursday announced that its namesake distributed datastore tech for organizations has been turned into an open-source project, allowing public-driven customization and expansion.