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2018

This week on AI: No Mac Pro until 2019, Apple to ditch Intel CPUs, 2018 iPad reviewed & more

Saturday April 07, 2018

News on future products kicked back into fifth gear, with word that a modular Mac Pro won't arrive until 2019, and that Apple may ditch Intel processors in 2020. We also reviewed the 2018 "budget" iPad, and caught a glimpse of the possible futures for Siri and the iPhone.

Apple CEO Tim Cook discusses education, job creation, more in interview

Friday April 06, 2018

Last week, Apple CEO Tim Cook sat down with MSNBC and Recode to answer some hard-hitting questions about education, social issues, trade and more. The interview airs today, but AppleInsider was at the filming to provide highlights from the event.

Lawsuit claims Apple cribbed Apple Watch heart rate sensor tech, hints at work on glucose monitoring

Friday April 06, 2018

Health technology startup Omni MedSci, in a patent lawsuit filed on Friday, alleges Apple incorporated infringing technology in its Apple Watch heart rate sensor after reviewing patent-pending specifications with Omni's founder and CTO Dr. Mohammed N. Islam.

Apple poaches ex-Amazon, HP executive for growing software team

Friday April 06, 2018

Apple has made a second big hire in a week, with the latest being an HP executive who was previously the chief technology officer of the "Lab126" devices group at Amazon and a vice president of software for the Kindle ecosystem.

Apple stops signing iOS 11.2.6 amid deluge of iOS 11.3 bug reports

Friday April 06, 2018

Apple on Friday ceased iOS 11.2.6 code signing following the release of iOS 11.3 last week, meaning users are now unable to revert back to the old operating system despite reports of bugs and other problems with the latest release.

Video: iPhone X vs S9 Plus - Which should you buy?

Friday April 06, 2018

Last year we compared the iPhone X to Samsung's Note 8, and the iPhone was hands-down the flagship phone of choice. With the new Galaxy S9 Plus, Samsung appears to have improved on nearly every aspect of its smartphone hardware, at least on paper, but has it caught up to Apple's flagship mobile device?

The 2019 Mac Pro will be what Apple wants it to be, and it won't, and shouldn't, make every 'Pro' happy

Friday April 06, 2018

It is still a long time until the Mac Pro ships in 2019, and assorted internet fiefdoms are battling about the machine, who needs it, and what it has to have, with unnecessary skirmishes getting fought, and battle-lines being drawn already.

Apple opposes EPA repeal of Clean Power Plan, citing impact to investments

Friday April 06, 2018

Apple on Friday decided to formally oppose the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's proposed repeal of the Clean Power Plan (CPP), which sets standards for reduced greenhouse emissions from power plants.

Compared: 2018 iPad versus the Acer Chromebook 11 in the school

Friday April 06, 2018

Apple's new iPad is billed as, among other things, an attempt to recapture some share of the education market, one currently dominated by cheaper Chromebooks. Here's a look at how Apple's latest offering measures up to the competition.

AppleInsider podcast talks 2019 Mac Pro, ARM on Mac, Apple's poaching of Google's John Giannandrea, and more

Friday April 06, 2018

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Mike with guest Charles Martin discuss the 2019 Mac Pro, Apple's possible shift to ARM in the Mac in 2020, Apple's poaching of a key AI executive from Google, and more!

Snapchat harnesses TrueDepth on iPhone X for ultra-realistic Lenses

Friday April 06, 2018

Snapchat on Friday rolled out a set of three iPhone X-exclusive Lenses that use data from the TrueDepth camera array to mold realistic AR overlays, or masks, onto a user's face.

WeMo Bridge adds HomeKit & Siri support to your Belkin smart home accessories

Thursday April 05, 2018

Belkin's popular line of WeMo smart home products was recently brought into the HomeKit fold with the release of the new Smart Bridge, a simple device that lets you control your existing WeMo devices via the Home app and Siri.

Apple's Tim Cook to be deposed June 27 as part of Qualcomm countersuit

Thursday April 05, 2018

Apple CEO Tim Cook will be deposed on June 27 as a part of a Qualcomm countersuit against the tech giant, accusing Apple of lying to regulators in order to spark government investigations.

Apple's heads-up display tech for self-driving cars uses AR to enhance driver safety

Thursday April 05, 2018

Apple's work on augmented reality could find a place in its ongoing automotive initiative, with the company considering ways to use AR to show information about the road ahead, including things that are out of the driver's vision.

How to unclutter your Mac's desktop by opening windows in tabs

Thursday April 05, 2018

Many Safari users will be familiar with tabs, a way to have multiple webpages open within a single browser window, but Safari is not the only application to offer this handy organization option. AppleInsider tells you how to start using tabs away from the browser, to help reduce the number of windows on the Mac desktop.

Apple Pay gets more US, Canadian & French card issuers, new app- & Web-based promotions

Thursday April 05, 2018

Apple on Thursday updated its roster of banks and credit unions with Apple Pay, adding more entries for Canada, France, and the U.S.

Snap up the lowest prices on iMacs (from $799) and 10.5" iPad Pros while supplies last

Thursday April 05, 2018

Readers can pick up a cheap iMac this week for as low as $799, while a loaded 27-inch iMac 5K is an additional $80 off with our exclusive coupon. Those looking for the lowest price on Apple's 256GB 10.5-inch iPad Pro can also save $210 when opting for a manufacturer refurbished model, now $589.99 while supplies last.

Apple modular Mac Pro launch coming in 2019, new engineering group formed to guarantee future of hardware

Thursday April 05, 2018

A redesigned modular Mac Pro -- teased in April 2017 for professionals that want to upgrade faster -- won't ship until 2019, Apple declared on Thursday.

Final Cut Pro X update brings ProRes RAW format, improved closed captioning

Thursday April 05, 2018

Apple has introduced a new update coming April 9 to Final Cut Pro X, with version 10.4.1 introducing ProRes RAW, combining the visual and workflow benefits of RAW video with the performance of ProRes.

Apple in talks with PlayNitride to secure MicroLED supply for Apple Watch

Thursday April 05, 2018

Apple may be preparing to add Taiwanese firm PlayNitride to its partners on what appears to be a growing MicroLED initiative for future devices, according to a recent report.