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2018

iPhone Upgrade Program pre-approvals for iPhone XR start Monday

Monday October 15, 2018

Apple will be opening up its loan pre-approval process for the iPhone Upgrade Program on Monday for customers wanting to acquire the iPhone XR, allowing participants to prepare their application before pre-orders for the smartphone commence on Friday.

Unsurprisingly, the 2019 iPhones are expected to be as waterproof as the iPhone XR

Monday October 15, 2018

More details have started to emerge about Apple's 2019 iPhone releases, with an early report from Ming-Chi Kuo saying that the new devices will retain the existing level of waterproofing as the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR.

iPhone sales may be taking big hit in China because of weak smartphone market

Monday October 15, 2018

Despite other data sources to the contrary, Goldman Sachs' Rod Hall is afraid of a slowdown in the Chinese iPhone market that may dramatically impact Apple's quarterly earnings, and future prospects in the region.

Sony upgrades PlayStation Vue with support for Apple's TV app

Monday October 15, 2018

Subscribers of Sony's PlayStation Vue TV service can now see their on-demand content in Apple's TV app for iPhone, iPad, and the Apple TV, potentially making it easier to keep up with shows and movies.

Adobe announces Photoshop CC for iPad, debuts Premiere Rush CC iMovie competitor and CC updates

Monday October 15, 2018

Adobe unleashed a slew of new software at its MAX 2018 conference on Monday, including cross-platform video editing tool Premiere Rush CC and updates to existing Creative Cloud apps, while announcing a 2019 launch date for a much-rumored iPad version of Photoshop CC.

Small number of Pioneer AV receivers have issues with Apple TV Dolby Atmos support

Monday October 15, 2018

The final arrival of Dolby Atmos support on the Apple TV and Apple TV 4K after a long delay may have been welcomed by AV enthusiasts, but there are a small number of complaints from users who are experiencing audio problems when using Apple's set-top box with their Pioneer equipment.

Looking back at John Sculley's rise as Apple's CEO, and fall on October 15, 1993

Monday October 15, 2018

A quarter of a century ago, Sculley resigned from Apple in profitable disgrace as the company headed toward destruction. AppleInsider looks at Sculley's tenure with the company, and how history has treated the man since.

Apple to donate 1,000 Apple Watches to aid binge eating study

Monday October 15, 2018

Together with a separate logging app, Apple Watches will be used to look for biological changes during episodes of uncontrollable eating.

Apple buys streaming analytics firm Asaii to bolster Apple Music recommendations, report says

Monday October 15, 2018

According to an unconfirmed report published Sunday, Apple recently purchased music analytics startup Asaii in an effort to further refine Apple Music recommendations and better integrate with up-and-coming artists.

Hands on with Apple's new Series 4 Apple Watch bands

Sunday October 14, 2018

Alongside the Apple Watch Series 4, Apple introduced a medley of new colors and styles of their first-party band offerings. AppleInsider goes hands-on with some of our favorites from the new range.

Angela Ahrendts, the 'non-techie' who runs Apple Retail, joined Apple on October 14, 2013

Sunday October 14, 2018

In 2013, the ex-CEO of fashion house Burberry became the third person to head Apple's crucial retail operation for both online and physical stores. AppleInsider talks about why she was hired and what she's done in the five years since.

Forensics firm urges police not to look at screens of iPhones with Face ID

Saturday October 13, 2018

While U.S. police are now sometimes forcing suspects with Face ID-ready iPhones to unlock their devices, Apple's technology is simultaneously making that a risky proposition, one security firm is warning agencies.

These macOS Mojave apps will help you get the most out of the Finder

Saturday October 13, 2018

The updated macOS makes the Finder better than ever but once you've tried its new features, you'll want more. AppleInsider shows how you can have your Mac tag or name files at a keystroke and then automatically manage your folders for you.

Review: Apple Watch Nike+ hardware still solid, but Nike's software is lacking

Saturday October 13, 2018

Sharing its design and advanced internals with Apple Watch Series 4, this year's Apple Watch Nike+ is better than ever. And like past models, buyers get two extra watch faces and a special Nike-designed band for the same price as a conventional aluminum Apple Watch. We take a closer look in this video breakdown.

How to switch on iOS 12's Safari favicons for easier tab navigation

Saturday October 13, 2018

Something we almost take for granted on desktop Web browsers is favicons -- tiny icons that identify a tab at a glance, which can be particularly handy when you have a dozen open at a time.

VoiceOver bug lets hackers view iPhone photos, send them to another device

Friday October 12, 2018

Amateur iOS hacker Jose Rodriguez on Friday unearthed another obscure, yet effective, lock screen bypass that leans on an unpatched bug in VoiceOver to gain unauthorized access to photos on a target device.

Saudi journalist used Apple Watch to record own interrogation and execution, report says [u]

Friday October 12, 2018

A report out of Turkey on Friday claims journalist Jamal Khashoggi used an Apple Watch to record and upload audio of his own interrogation, beating and execution to iCloud.

Apple Maps team spotted doing on-foot sensor recon in San Francisco

Friday October 12, 2018

In what appears to be a first for Apple, data collection for Apple Maps is now being done on foot and not just in vehicles, photos published on Friday reveal.

Apple urges Australian government not to weaken encryption with backdoors

Friday October 12, 2018

Apple has submitted its formal response to a draft bill undergoing debate by the Australian government, with the iPhone maker calling for "increasingly stronger - not weaker - encryption" as a way to protect against the growing number of online threats.

Google is downplaying Android to focus its future on Chrome OS

Friday October 12, 2018

Five years ago, I described how Google was distancing itself from Android and increasingly pursuing a new strategy around Chrome OS. While that was a controversial idea at the time, Google's latest announcements show that's exactly what the company had been doing.