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2017

DRAM, NAND supplies for 'iPhone 8' tight in global shortage of components

Thursday July 06, 2017

Apple's 2017 iPhone production may be impacted by an industry-wide shortage of DRAM has been compounded by a production problem at a Micron plant, and aggravated by low yields of 3D NAND production from Apple suppliers SK Hynix and Toshiba.

iFixit introduces battery replacement kit for Apple's MacBook Pro with Retina display

Thursday July 06, 2017

Apple's notoriously difficult-to-repair unibody MacBook design has been a sore subject for repair enthusiasts for years, prompting solutions provider iFixit to create a new battery replacement kit that will make it easier for at-home repairs.

Following 'iPhone 8,' Apple plans to go all-OLED with 2018 iPhones

Thursday July 06, 2017

While this year's iPhone lineup is expected to feature just one model with an OLED display -- the flagship "iPhone 8" -- the company is rumored to embrace the display technology in a big way a year later, when it could offer three OLED iPhones.

Apple invention appears to detail HomePod's adaptive acoustics

Thursday July 06, 2017

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Thursday published an Apple patent application seemingly related to the company's upcoming HomePod speaker. In particular, the invention covers a method of equalizing and optimizing loudspeaker output through the use of microphones, digital signal processing and advanced computational algorithms.

Apple software engineers join WebVR virtual reality accessibility group

Wednesday July 05, 2017

A trio of Apple developers have officially joined the WebVR Community Group, a W3C-hosted community initiative that strives to deliver virtual reality experiences through basic web browsers.

Watch: 2017 13" MacBook Pro vs. 2017 12" Retina MacBook

Wednesday July 05, 2017

Apple's 13-inch MacBook Pro without Touch Bar and 12-inch Retina MacBook were recently updated with Intel's latest-generation Kaby Lake processors. They both start at a base price of $1,299, but what are the differences, and which one is right for you?

Apple to report Q3 2017 earnings on Aug. 1

Wednesday July 05, 2017

Apple on Wednesday announced it will on Aug. 1 reveal quarterly earnings for the third fiscal quarter of 2017, traditionally the slowest sales period of the year for the tech giant.

Fender partners with Apple for Apple Music curated playlists featuring its guitars

Wednesday July 05, 2017

Guitar manufacturer Fender has become the latest major brand to become an official playlist curator for Apple's services, with five unique playlists accessible via Apple Music featuring notable artists and songs spanning more than seven decades that showcase the firm's instruments.

New England's Danbury Fair Mall, CambridgeSide Galleria Apple Stores reopening July 8

Wednesday July 05, 2017

Apple has a pair of north eastern U.S. Apple Stores reopening on July 8, with both the Danbury Fair Mall location in Conn. and the CambridgeSide Galleria store in Mass. showing off a new remodel that day.

Apple launches sixth betas of iOS 10.3.3 and macOS Sierra 10.12.6

Wednesday July 05, 2017

One week after the last set of releases, Apple has made available the sixth beta of iOS 10.3.3 and macOS 10.12.6 to developers for testing.

Apple Park boosting local economy with property boom, influx of shoppers

Wednesday July 05, 2017

The construction of Apple's new headquarters is helping improve the fortunes of those living close to the Cupertino campus, including increases in development projects, attempts by businesses to anticipate the influx of Apple employees to the area, and increased real estate prices as some of the benefits stemming from Apple Park's creation.

Questionable report claims Apple shipping 'influx' of next-gen iPhones with Touch ID on back

Wednesday July 05, 2017

Confusion and misdirection for Apple's 2017 iPhone lineup continues to persist, with the latest claimed leak dubiously suggesting an "influx" of iPhone units with rear Touch ID sensors have been shipping. But there is plenty of reason to be skeptical about the latest claims.

Inside iOS 11: Apple Music's social sharing isn't just Ping reborn

Wednesday July 05, 2017

While Apple hasn't yet shown any signs of a large redesign in Apple Music in the iOS 11 beta, it has added a new social sharing feature, allowing users to set up a public profile to share what they're listening to.

Killer Deals: Save $70 to $200 instantly on Apple's Mid 2017 MacBook Pros, plus no tax in 48 states

Wednesday July 05, 2017

First come, first served: AppleInsider readers can use exclusive coupons this week to instantly save between $70 and $200 on every new Mid 2017 MacBook Pro, including Apple's 13" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar and 15" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar. In addition to the promo code and instant cash savings, sales tax will not be collected on orders shipped outside NY and NJ.

Deals: 9.7" iPads for $299; $25-$150 off Apple Watch Series 2; 256GB Mid 2017 13" MacBook Pro for $1,449 ($50 off)

Tuesday July 04, 2017

Now through July 9, pick up a 9.7" iPad for $299 with no tax collected outside NY and NJ. Or scoop up an Apple Watch 2 at up to $150 off with prices starting at $349. Apple's Space Gray 256GB 13" MacBook Pro with function keys is also $50 off this week.

Apple's Fifth Avenue temporary store in NYC still drawing massive traffic next to construction site

Tuesday July 04, 2017

Apple has pulled the glass completely off the underground venue for the New York City Fifth Avenue Store and opened up a temporary location right next door. AppleInsider visits the construction site, and the temporary store.

Feds said to have filed appeal opposing Apple's retroactive $14.8 billion Irish tax bill

Tuesday July 04, 2017

In a first formal step opposing the blockbuster tax ruling by the European Union, the U.S. government has reportedly filed with the European Union General Court to opposition the $14.8 billion mandate by the European Commission.

With Bixby still MIA, Samsung scrambling to build Apple HomePod competing smart speaker

Tuesday July 04, 2017

On the heels of Apple's HomePod announcement, Samsung is said to be working on its own foray into the smart speaker space, although the South Korean company's voice-driven personal assistant, Bixby, hasn't even launched in the U.S.

Unhappy with 'iPhone 8' rumors? Apple will still offer new iPhones with Touch ID this fall

Tuesday July 04, 2017

Apple giveth, and Apple taketh away -- and the latest "iPhone 8" rumors suggest that Touch ID could be leaving with the top-end device. But even if the widely feared (yet still unconfirmed) scenario does actually take place, you've still got options.

Apple reduces cost of iPhones, iPads in India following sales tax reforms

Tuesday July 04, 2017

Apple cut the price its products in India this week, discounting its iPhones by up to 7.5 percent alongside reduced-cost iPads and Mac systems, with the pricing adjustment coinciding with the introduction of major sales-related tax reforms in the country.