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2017

First look: ElevationDock 4 is first MFi-certified Lightning dock to work one-handed

Tuesday November 07, 2017

Accessory maker ElevationLab is back at it with their fourth-generation iPhone and iPad charging dock, using an integrated Lightning connector, adjustable plug and back, and micro suction cups to allow for sturdy one-handed undocking.

Pixelmator Pro coming on November 29 for introductory $59, new Vectormator app teased

Tuesday November 07, 2017

The Pixelmator developers have turned to Apple's CoreML machine learning toolset, and are releasing image editing suite Pixelmator Pro on November 29 for an introductory price on macOS of $59, with an iPad version coming soon.

Walmart Pay uses bizarre metric to claim its dominance over Apple Pay is approaching

Tuesday November 07, 2017

A recently published study claims that WalMart Pay is getting ready to surpass Apple Pay -- but fails to acknowledge the more limited reach that the QR code-based service has versus Apple's.

Analysts claim iPhone continues to control US smartphone market in Q3

Tuesday November 07, 2017

Apple is continuing to lead other smartphone manufacturers in terms of smartphone shipments to the United States in the third quarter, according to Strategy Analytics, despite an alleged dip in iPhone shipments during the period, and an overall year-on-year contraction of the U.S. smartphone market.

iPhone X availability expands to 14 more countries before the end of November

Tuesday November 07, 2017

Following what appears to have been a blockbuster first weekend of sales of the iPhone X, Apple has announced that it is expanding sales of the device to 14 more countries on Nov. 23 and Nov. 24.

Apple Domain Northside retail store in Austin, Texas opening on Saturday Nov. 11

Tuesday November 07, 2017

Apple will open its newest Apple store in Austin, Texas on Saturday at Domain Northside, with the early store nearby likely to shutter.

Apple launches another $7 billion bond sale to fund stock buyback, other programs

Tuesday November 07, 2017

Apple continues to leverage bond sales and low interest rates to fund both its stock buyback program and green initiatives, with an upcoming $7 billion sale to hit U.S. debt capital markets.

Wistron looking to add new Apple-centric factory after iPhone SE successes in India

Tuesday November 07, 2017

Apple's iPhone SE supplier in India, Wistron, has reportedly identified a few areas where it could build a new plant to continue building the company's products locally.

Apple slams story of cash hidden in Jersey to reduce taxes, calls itself 'largest taxpayer in the world'

Monday November 06, 2017

In a rare blog posting, Apple listed a series of inaccuracies in the "Paradise Papers" tax story reported by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, while outlining its business in Cork, Ireland; emphasizing that the company is the "largest taxpayer in the world" and repeating that it "pays every dollar it owes in every country around the world."

iOS 11.2 will let app devs charge less for introductory auto-renewing subscriptions

Monday November 06, 2017

With iOS 11.2, currently in beta testing, app developers will be able to offer cheaper introductory rates to auto-renewing subscribers.

iPhone X Super Retina HD gets A+ from DisplayMate: "best performing smartphone display we have ever tested"

Monday November 06, 2017

In evaluating the new iPhone X display, Dr. Raymond M. Soneira of DisplayMate called it the "most innovative" and "best performing smartphone display we have ever tested," noting in particular its leading absolute color accuracy, the highest full screen brightness for an OLED smartphone, highest full screen contrast rating in ambient light and highest contrast ratio, with the lowest screen reflectance and smallest brightness variation with a viewing angle.

Apple reaping higher profits from each iPhone X sold than iPhone 8, analysis claims

Monday November 06, 2017

Despite the expense of technologies like a 5.8-inch, edge-to-edge OLED display and a 3D facial recognition camera, the iPhone X is actually more profitable per-device than the iPhone 8, according to a research estimate published on Monday.

Video: Safari credential AutoFill through Face ID on Apple's iPhone X

Monday November 06, 2017

If you've got iCloud Keychain and Safari's AutoFill turned on, Face ID on the iPhone X will let you quickly log into virtually any website.

Paradise Papers suggest Apple shifted holding firm to Jersey to protect $252B from taxation; Apple refutes claim [u]

Monday November 06, 2017

After a 2013 investigation into its Irish tax affairs, Apple continued to avoid paying billions of dollars in taxes by changing its structure, moving the holding firm for over $250 billion in cash reserves to the Channel Islands, this week's "Paradise Papers" leak has revealed.

Broadcom tenders offering valued at $130 billion for Apple legal foe Qualcomm

Monday November 06, 2017

After a weekend of speculation, Broadcom has tendered what will likely be a hostile takeover fight for Qualcomm, in an offering valued at $130 billion including debt.

Disney may buy 21st Century Fox assets in entertainment mega merger

Monday November 06, 2017

The Walt Disney Co., which has worked closely with Apple for many years, is said to be in talks to potentially acquire most of rival entertainment giant 21st Century Fox, in a deal that could have major ramifications for services like iTunes, the Apple TV and Apple Music.

Apple's $119.6 million victory in iPhone utility patent battle with Samsung finally upheld

Monday November 06, 2017

The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to hear a Samsung appeal over slide-to-unlock, text prediction, and other utility patents of Apple's that it was found to have used, and a $119.6 million dollar ruling is still in place.

Apple unveils second developer betas of iOS 11.2, watchOS 4.2, macOS 10.13.2, tvOS 11.2

Monday November 06, 2017

A week after the latch batch of releases, Apple has deployed second developer beta releases of all of its operating systems, including watchOS 4.2. iOS 11.2, macOS 10.13.2, and tvOS 11.2.

Last call! Giveaway: Enter to win a 3TB AV Pro 2 USB-C Storage Hub from CalDigit

Monday November 06, 2017

Ends today! CalDigit is partnering with AppleInsider this week to give readers the chance to win one of two 3TB AV Pro 2 USB-C Storage Hubs valued at $249.99 each.

iPhone X tips: How to record your own Animoji karaoke

Monday November 06, 2017

Apple's Animoji are a smash hit, but one of their most popular uses is not what was originally intended: lip syncing along with your favorite songs. The process of recording it is a little unconventional, but AppleInsider is here to explain how you can get in on the fun.