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2019

Apple names first head of marketing for augmented reality

Monday February 11, 2019

Apple veteran Frank Casanova was recently named senior director of worldwide product marketing for augmented reality, the company's first such position related to the burgeoning AR field.

Apple sued over RIM-developed USB charging technology following preemptive action

Monday February 11, 2019

Non-practicing entity Fundamental Innovation Systems International on Monday filed a lawsuit against Apple claiming the tech giant infringes on multiple patents covering USB charging and communication technologies.

Amazon acquires mesh Wi-Fi router startup eero as part of smart home push

Monday February 11, 2019

Amazon on Monday said it has reached a deal to acquire eero, manufacturer of a range of popular mesh networking hardware that helps users distribute Wi-Fi signals throughout their home.

iPhone owners in the US spent an average of $79 on apps in 2018

Monday February 11, 2019

Although Apple has had to take measures to keep them in check, App Store subscriptions may indeed be pushing up the amount of money extracted from iPhone owners, according to new research estimates.

Review: Mujjo's all-new touchscreen gloves offer flexible, convenient warmth

Monday February 11, 2019

AppleInsider braves the biting winter cold to test out the updated Mujjo touchscreen-capable gloves on our iPhone and Apple Watch.

Samsung 4K and 8K televisions with AirPlay 2, iTunes Store support go on sale

Monday February 11, 2019

Samsung has made its 2019 of 4K and 8K-resolution smart televisions available to purchase and pre-order, with the screen range notably featuring support for Apple's AirPlay 2 and access to iTunes Movies and TV Shows, allowing access to video content offered by Apple without requiring an Apple TV.

Samsung teases first foldable phone in new promo video

Monday February 11, 2019

Samsung on Monday released a video to drum up attention for its first foldable phone, slated to be revealed at a Feb. 20 press event.

Trade-in deals: Grab a $20 bonus when you sell your used iPhone, iPad or Mac for cash

Monday February 11, 2019

Whether you received a new iPhone over the holidays or simply want to free up cash for rumored new iPads, now is the time to lock in a price for your used Apple iPhone, iPad or Mac before values drop. Top buyback services, including Gazelle, BuyBackWorld and MyPhones Unlimited, are all offering a $20 bonus on qualifying trades exclusively for AppleInsider readers.

'The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs' wins Grammy for Best Opera Recording

Monday February 11, 2019

One Grammy winner that flew under the radar Sunday night was "The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs," which won for Best Opera Recording despite some high-profile competition.

Apple will provide Health Records feature to veterans in conjunction with VA

Monday February 11, 2019

Working with the US Department of Veterans Affairs, Apple announced that the Health Records on iPhone feature will be available soon to veterans.

AT&T offers free Apple TV 4K to new Fiber Internet customers

Monday February 11, 2019

To lure in customers where ISP choice exists, AT&T is offering a free 32-gigabyte Apple TV 4K to new Fiber Internet subscribers -- with a few catches.

Ariana Grande breaks Apple Music records with 'Thank U, Next'

Monday February 11, 2019

Singer and songwriter Ariana Grande's latest album has topped Apple Music charts on its day of release, and has become the biggest global release from a female artist in the service's history.

Apple's weak Chinese iPhone sales blamed directly on high prices

Monday February 11, 2019

Apple's setbacks in the Chinese smartphone market can be directly linked to its decision to push iPhone prices even higher, research firm IDC claimed on Monday.

Review: Nomad's titanium Apple Watch band is a more affordable alternative to Apple's metal link

Monday February 11, 2019

Nomad has just released a new titanium metal link strap for Apple Watch and AppleInsider has had it wrapped around our wrist for some time now.

Tim Cook joins other CEOs in urging Congress to protect 'Dreamers'

Monday February 11, 2019

Apple has joined a coalition of more than 100 companies in applying pressure to the US Congress to pass immigration legislation that protects "Dreamers," a group of more than 700,000 immigrants working and living in the country legally that are under threat of deportation under the Trump administration.

Italy forces iPhone battery throttling notice posting on Apple's Italian homepage

Monday February 11, 2019

Apple's homepage in Italy has been required to display a report about iOS updates affecting performance if a battery is chemically depleted or not functioning properly, following a lawsuit and a fine levied against both Apple and Samsung for reportedly misleading users.

AirPods, Apple Watch, MacBook supply chain partners expecting mixed fortunes from 2019 lineup

Monday February 11, 2019

Firms in Apple's supply chain for MacBooks, AirPods, and the Apple Watch are anticipating mixed fortunes for 2019, with variations to the level of production anticipated across all three product ranges due to Apple's own strategies and anticipation for new models.

Apple Sunnyvale office described as 'black site' with tenuous work conditions

Monday February 11, 2019

A new report gives a rare look into the Sunnyvale, Calif. Apple Maps satellite office on Hammerwood, where workers decry working conditions and describe it as a "black site."

'AirPods 2' predicted to ship with with health features, improved sound, better texture

Monday February 11, 2019

A source claiming knowledge of AirPods and AirPower claims that updated 'AirPods 2' will come in two colors, ship with the previously announced wireless charging case, and also have a new coating to provide better grip on the earbuds.

Fifth-generation iPad mini may not incorporate big design changes

Monday February 11, 2019

The fifth-generation iPad mini could bear a striking resemblance to the iPad mini 4, a report claims, as while the internals for the rumored tablet are expected to be upgraded, the physical appearance and many of its features may be identical to its predecessor.