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2017

AAPL drops in wake of broader tech selloff, claims of throttled 'iPhone 8'

Monday June 12, 2017

Apple shares are down over $10 since Friday, reportedly part of a broader selloff of U.S. technology stocks, but also reflecting concerns over upcoming iPhones using slower cellular modems than their rivals.

Apple allowing retailers to slash pricing on older iPhones to gain traction in India

Monday June 12, 2017

The business realities of India as a market have pushed Apple to allow authorized vendors to cut prices dramatically in India on older phones, dating as far back as the iPhone 5.

Foxconn head says Apple & Dell are key partners in joint bid for Toshiba's memory unit

Monday June 12, 2017

Apple, Dell, and Kingston are currently the three other partners in a Foxconn-led group bidding for Toshiba's memory unit -- though still more tech firms may sign on with just days to go, according to Foxconn's chairman.

Executable code allowed in iOS 11 apps for educational purposes, developer reference tools

Monday June 12, 2017

The new developer's guidelines promulgated by Apple for iOS 11 have made a big change, allowing developers to include executable code in apps used for educational purposes, or for developer's tools.

Watch: 2017 MacBook Pro with Kaby Lake CPU vs. Apple's 2016 Skylake model

Sunday June 11, 2017

Released in late 2016, the redesigned MacBook Pro without Touch Bar came with Intel's previous-generation Skylake processors. This month, they were refreshed with next-gen Kaby Lake processors, and AppleInsider put the two models head to head to compare their performance.

First look: GoPro's upcoming QuikStories software is an automated storytelling tool

Sunday June 11, 2017

GoPro wants to automate the process of offloading, editing and creating videos on mobile devices from footage captured by its Hero 5 action camera, and QuikStories is its answer. AppleInsider got a sneak peek at the forthcoming software at the GoPro Mountain Games in Vail, Colo., this week.

WWDC17 Scholarship winner Kenny Batista shared his experiences at Apple's big week for developers

Saturday June 10, 2017

Nineteen year old app developer Kenny Batista was one of roughly 300 scholarship winners Apple invited to its Worldwide Developer Conference last week. He met up with us to talk about his experiences and joined the AppleInsider podcast this week from WWDC.

Lowest Prices Anywhere: 2016 13" Touch Bar MacBook Pro for $1,599 ($200 off); 15" MacBook Pro for $2,099 ($300 off); 2017 9.7" iPads for $299

Saturday June 10, 2017

Those looking for rock bottom prices can save up to $400 instantly on Late 2016 13- and 15-inch MacBook Pros with no tax outside NY and NJ. Apple's 2016 12-inch MacBooks are also discounted by up to $250 with prices starting at $1,099, and all 2017 9.7-inch iPads are $30 off.

Review: Apple's new Kaby Lake 13" MacBook Pro without Touch Bar unexpectedly speedy vs. 2016 model

Saturday June 10, 2017

After less than a year on the market, the 13-inch MacBook Pro without the Touch Bar has been upgraded with Intel's Kaby Lake processor -- and a lower price. Are the changes (and downgrade, in one notable case) to get the price down enough to get you to buy one?

This week on AI: Apple unveils HomePod, new iPads, new iMacs & more at WWDC

Saturday June 10, 2017

During its Monday WWDC keynote Apple delivered an onslaught of product announcements, including several new Macs and iPads, updated operating systems, and its first-ever smartspeaker, the HomePod. The company also teased future developments for the Apple TV, and both augmented and virtual reality.

Apple partners with Salesforce, Nuance to deliver iMessage Business Chat in iOS 11

Saturday June 10, 2017

On the last day of WWDC, Apple detailed Business Chat, its new enterprise customer support platform for iOS 11, leveraging iMessage Apps introduced in iOS 10 as well as integration with Maps, Safari and Spotlight search, in partnership with existing Customer Service Platforms (CSP) from Genesys, LivePerson, Nuance and Salesforce.

In MIT speech, Tim Cook says Apple offered him a 'higher purpose'

Friday June 09, 2017

Apple CEO Tim Cook on Friday delivered the 2017 commencement address for students of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, in which he claimed that joining Apple gave him fundamental meaning in his life.

Apple won't have gigabit downloads on 'iPhone 8' because of Intel modems - report

Friday June 09, 2017

Although Apple already has access to Qualcomm modems with gigabit download speeds, it won't enable that bandwidth in upcoming iPhones due to its use of Intel chips as well, according to a report.

Apple changes App Store rules to allow tips via in-app purchases, block custom review prompts

Friday June 09, 2017

Addressing a recent controversy, Apple this week updated App Store rules to allow tipping functions -- albeit with the company's usual 30 percent take from in-app transactions. Review pop-ups, meanwhile, must now make use of an official Apple API.

First look: CalDigit Thunderbolt Station 3 with 85W charging power for 15-inch MacBook Pro

Friday June 09, 2017

CalDigit's second Thunderbolt 3 dock has hit the AppleInsider test bench, and with it, the promise of full charging power for the 15-inch MacBook Pro.

Apple's latest tweet ads for iPad Pro tout Apple Pencil, A10X Fusion chip

Friday June 09, 2017

Continuing its lighthearted ad campaign based on user tweets, Apple has published a pair of new advertisements ahead of next week's iPad Pro refresh, boasting about the capabilities of the new A10X Fusion chip and the lag-free Apple Pencil.

Inside iOS 11: With 'antennagate' a distant memory, Apple switches back to signal bars

Friday June 09, 2017

In the iOS 11 beta, Apple has shifted to four simple bars displaying LTE strength to the user, stepping away from the five dots used in iOS 7 through iOS 10. In doing so, it has also changed the ranges somewhat. AppleInsider examines the differences.

See Apple's iOS 11 one-handed keyboard and key flick features in action

Friday June 09, 2017

Text entry will be easier than ever with Apple's upcoming iOS 11 update, which includes a new one-handed typing option that makes it possible to reach all of the letters on the keyboard with larger iPhone models. AppleInsider shows you how it works.

iMac Pro cost blows away similar Lenovo workstation, DIY builders struggle to meet price with fewer features

Friday June 09, 2017

Despite some social media complaints to the contrary, the forthcoming iMac Pro appears to be very competitive with rivals' offerings, and also against those seeking to build a machine out of parts matching specifications and parts.

2017 21.5-inch 4K iMac memory upgrade kit includes 32GB of RAM, tools to take it apart

Friday June 09, 2017

Repair advice and spare parts supplier iFixit is capitalizing on the discovery that the memory and processor inside the new 21.5-inch 4K iMac can be removed and replaced, by creating a RAM upgrade kit that can allow users to open up their iMac and boost the memory up to the maximum capacity.