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2017

Apple wins block against European trademark for Xiaomi's Mi Pad

Tuesday December 05, 2017

Apple on Tuesday won a years-long bid to stop Xiaomi from trademarking the name of its Mi Pad tablet in the European Union, which Apple argued was too similar to iPad.

Comparison: iPhone X vs. iPhone 8 Plus camera quality

Tuesday December 05, 2017

In this video, we take a closer look at the differences, and similarities, between the rear- and front-facing cameras included in Apple's iPhone X and iPhone 8 Plus.

Apple Maps adds public transit directions for Tampa, Fla.

Tuesday December 05, 2017

Apple has activated public transit directions in Apple Maps for users in Tampa, Fla, granting access to timetables and routes covering local bus, train, and streetcar operations.

Apple debuts new Apple Watch Sport Band and iPhone X silicone case colors

Monday December 04, 2017

Apple updated its online store on Monday with new color choices for popular accessories including Apple Watch Sport Bands and iPhone X silicone cases, offering users a more diverse selection of products ahead of the holiday shopping season.

Gmail updated to take advantage of iPhone X display, add non-Google email accounts

Monday December 04, 2017

As part of continued efforts to update its stable of iOS apps with support for Apple's iPhone X, Google on Monday released a refreshed version of Gmail with graphical assets that take advantage of the handset's full-face display.

Apple starts sales of SIM-free iPhone X models in U.S. as in-store stock improves

Monday December 04, 2017

One month after iPhone X hit store shelves in November, Apple on Monday began sales of factory unlocked, SIM-free models to U.S. customers, offering customers the ability to buy the handset now and activate on any carrier later.

Target launches 'Wallet' mobile payments platform, continues to ignore Apple Pay

Monday December 04, 2017

Target on Monday introduced Wallet, a new mobile payments platform that allows customers to pay for items at brick-and-mortar Target stores, and reap savings, using the Target app on iOS and Android.

Apple shifts Apple Watch recycling option to gift cards, processing to Brightstar

Monday December 04, 2017

As part of efforts to promote device recycling, Apple on Monday updated its Renew recycling program with a new option that provides Apple Store gift cards to users who turn in older Apple Watch models.

Bigger Apple Crabtree store to open in Raleigh on Dec. 9

Monday December 04, 2017

Apple is set to open a relocated store within Raleigh, N.C.'s Crabtree Valley Mall this Saturday, taking advantage of the move to almost double in size.

As fans await update for 3-year-old Mac mini, Apple classifies mid-2011 models 'obsolete'

Monday December 04, 2017

Apple on Monday updated its official list of "obsolete" products to add the mid-2011 Mac mini lineup, once again raising questions about what the company has planned, if anything, for its cheapest Mac.

Apple's recent software problems are bad, but shouldn't lead to knee-jerk personnel decisions

Monday December 04, 2017

By any account, Apple had a rough end of November and start of December from a software perspective -- but there are lessons to be learned and corrective measures to execute that can only be fully undertaken with the Apple leadership staying in place.

Quanta & Lumus sign deal potentially paving way for Apple's AR headset

Monday December 04, 2017

A new licensing agreement between Apple manufacturer Quanta and augmented reality parts maker Lumus could potentially lay the framework for Apple's rumored AR headset.

Apple updates tvOS to 11.2, adds live sports & video display mode switching

Monday December 04, 2017

A few days after the emergent release of iOS 11.2, Apple has wrapped up the beta testing and has made tvOS 11.2 for the fourth generation Apple TV and the Apple TV 4K available to all.

Apple Pay Cash money transfers launch in US on iPhones, iPads running iOS 11.2

Monday December 04, 2017

Following Saturday's rushed launch of iOS 11.2, Apple has followed up by taking the Apple Pay Cash feature live, meaning users can now begin sending cash to friends with a debit card via iMessage.

Niantic's Ingress Prime coming in 2018, using Apple ARKit

Monday December 04, 2017

Pokemon Go developer Niantic has announced Ingress Prime, a sequel to its original augmented reality game created while the company was still a part of Google.

Ireland says Apple to start paying $15.4B in back taxes in Q1 2018

Monday December 04, 2017

Apple should finally begin paying $15.4 billion in back taxes into an escrow account in the first quarter of next year, Ireland's finance minister announced on Monday.

Dialog Semi admits Apple-designed power chips could come 'in the next few years'

Monday December 04, 2017

Power management chip supplier Dialog Semiconductor on Monday reinforced rumors that Apple could design its own such chips in the future, while implying they may still a few years out.

Apple's AirPods a smash hit, shipments could reach 28M in 2018

Monday December 04, 2017

Declaring AirPods "the most important accessory in Apple's wireless ecosystem," analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said he believes the company could ship between 26 million and 28 million units of the completely wireless headphones next year.

Apple's Cook talks privacy, AI & App Store revenues at China's World Internet Conference

Sunday December 03, 2017

Speaking on Sunday at the World Internet Conference -- organized by the Cybersecurity Administration of China -- Apple CEO Tim Cook addressed a variety of topics, including sensitive ones that risked offending the pro-censorship Chinese government.

Review: Brydge Bluetooth keyboard for iPad Pro

Sunday December 03, 2017

The Brydge keyboard for Apple's 10.5-inch iPad Pro is a good way to make your beloved tablet look and feel closer to a MacBook, but a few curious design choices, like lack of support for Apple's Smart Connector, makes it less than perfect.