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2017

Apple's online store will close Tuesday morning, fueling rumors of new products

Monday March 20, 2017

Apple's updated system status page now discloses upcoming maintenance for the company's website, revealing that there is a planned outage scheduled for early Tuesday morning, potentially in anticipation of a new 128-gigabyte iPhone SE and more.

Samsung's Galaxy S8 & S8+ may occupy prices between Apple's 'iPhone 7s' & 'iPhone 8'

Monday March 20, 2017

While Samsung's upcoming Galaxy S8 and S8+ will nominally compete with Apple's rumored "iPhone 7s" and "iPhone 8" phones, they may sit in a middleground in terms of price, a well-known leak source suggested over the weekend.

Deals: 13" Touch Bar MacBook Pro for $1,719; $15 bonus with $150 Best Buy gift code; Samsung 55" 4K TV $1,099 with no tax in 48 states

Monday March 20, 2017

Shoppers this week can save $80 on Apple's 13" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar in Space Gray. Or receive a $15 bonus with $150 Best Buy gift code purchases. Samsung's 55" 4K Curved LED TV is also $2,900 off today only, and PDF Expert 2.2 is $24.99 with coupon.

Updated WebMD pregnancy app utilizes Apple's ResearchKit for long-term opt-in research

Monday March 20, 2017

WebMD has relaunched its Pregnancy app for the iPhone, and has integrated Apple's ResearchKit into the app to advance research on what contributes to healthy pregnancies and positive pregnancy outcomes.

Apple paid taxes from New Zealand revenues to Australia for the last 10 years - report

Monday March 20, 2017

Apple has not paid any income tax in New Zealand for the last ten years, a new report reveals , with the iPhone producer said to have paid out only $37 million from sales generated in the country, paying the due tax to the Australian Tax Office instead of New Zealand's Inland Revenue.

TSMC pondering US location for $16B 3nm chip foundry for future iPhone, iPad models

Monday March 20, 2017

Apple chip supplier TSMC is examining all its options for a 3nm chip foundry location, but still on the table is a U.S. plant worth $16 billion, with an estimated completion of 2022.

Citing 'powder keg' with coming 'iPhone 8,' Cowen sees shares of Apple reaching $155

Monday March 20, 2017

Estimates for Apple on Wall Street remain "way too low," in the eyes of analyst Timothy Arcuri, who believes that the combination of a new iPhone form factor with an aging install base could create a "powder keg" for shares of the company.

Apple's augmented reality team includes vets from Dolby, Oculus & more - report

Monday March 20, 2017

Although Apple's rumored augmented reality glasses may be a distant prospect, a report said on Monday, Apple is making AR technology a priority and has assembled a high-profile team for the effort.

'iPhone 8,' growing services business predicted to increase shares of Apple by 10%

Monday March 20, 2017

Wall Street forecasts for Apple stock are climbing, with another report claiming that the stock will hit $155 over the summer of 2017 on pre-release hype of the "iPhone 8" and continued expansion of the Services division that includes the App Store, Apple Music, and AppleCare.

Mystery Apple 'wireless device' turns out to be door access system

Sunday March 19, 2017

One of Apple's "wireless devices" recently submitted for approval by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission turns out to have been a door access system, likely for the Apple Park campus opening in April, according to a manual and photos published by the government body on Sunday.

Four of the best casual photography and filter apps for iPhone

Sunday March 19, 2017

If you're a seasoned iPhone pro, or a new user, the vast amount of simple photography apps can be staggering -- AppleInsider picks out four cheap or free ones for you to try.

Editorial: An ad-free, premium social network... from Apple

Sunday March 19, 2017

Apple has several elements of a social network already, with evidence pointing to plans for expansion. Here's why the company needs a strong social strategy, and how a social network from Apple could uniquely address the issues of online harassment, fake news, surveillance advertising, clickbait and viral plagiarism.

Hands On: Google Calendar on iOS continues the trend of 'fiddly but powerful'

Saturday March 18, 2017

Google Calendar could be better designed but it's hard to beat on features. AppleInsider investigates how well Google's calendar integrates with Apple's own.

Apple CEO Tim Cook says globalization is 'great for the world' in China speech

Saturday March 18, 2017

Apple CEO Tim Cook offered remarks on globalization, cybersecurity, encryption, international relations and more during a rare public appearance in China, part of the executive's attempts to woo Chinese consumers.

This week on AI: Apple's not-so-curved 'iPhone 8,' new iPads coming soon, 4K Apple TV in testing & more

Saturday March 18, 2017

This week we learned that Apple's "iPhone 8" may have a curved OLED screen, but not as curved as some were anticipating. Future iPads also made the news, along with possible signs that Apple is already testing a 4K Apple TV running "tvOS 11."

Corporate brands, UK government pull ads from Google's YouTube over extremist hate group videos

Friday March 17, 2017

A series of major brands have pulled ads from Google's YouTube following reports that their ads are being shown next to terrorist, hate group and other offensive or controversial videos.

Apple extends AppleCare+ purchase deadline to one year for iPhone, report says

Friday March 17, 2017

According to a recent report, Apple appears to be bringing its AppleCare+ plan for iPhone more in line with offerings for the Mac and Apple TV, and looks to be allowing users to purchase the plan up to a year after initial device purchase.

How to use Google's Motion Stills app to be more creative with Apple's Live Photos

Friday March 17, 2017

Google this week updated its Motion Stills app -- which stabilizes Apple's Live Photos, and enables quick creation of GIFs and short movies -- with support for exporting back to the Live Photos format. Here's how to do that and use the app in general.

Chance the Rapper declares Apple paid $500K for exclusive 'Coloring Book' debut on Apple Music

Friday March 17, 2017

After some criticism about the artist's integrity and independence, Chance the Rapper made a series of tweets and revealed some of the only solid information about what Apple pays for exclusive releases on Apple Music.

'iPhone 8' could herald start of Apple's augmented reality ambitions

Friday March 17, 2017

Computer simulations, and the means to visualize them, could be in the palm of your hand in new and potentially revolutionary ways later this year, if rumors about Apple's forthcoming "iPhone 8" bear fruit.