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2018

App Roundup: Swift Playgrounds for iOS, Final Cut Pro for macOS, Bear, Tailor, more!

Saturday May 05, 2018

New apps and updates to existing software appear in the App Store and other digital marketplaces all the time, and sometimes there's simply too many to track. AppleInsider has collected some of the main macOS and iOS software updates and new additions that have arrived in the last week.

This week on AI: iPhone X powers Apple's blockbuster Q2, 'Marzipan' delayed & more

Saturday May 05, 2018

Naturally, the big news this week was Apple's $61.1 billion in revenue for the March quarter, fueled in no small part by the iPhone X. We also heard more about Apple's iOS/macOS crossover plans and potential manufacturing delay for a refreshed MacBook Air.

Apple to open first Latin American global flagship store in early 2019

Friday May 04, 2018

Construction of Apple's first global flagship store to serve the Latin American market is underway in a Mexico City mall, with the company aiming for a grand opening in early 2019.

Watch: Apple's iPhone reigned supreme in Q1

Friday May 04, 2018

According to a new Strategy Analytics report, Apple's flagship iPhone X was the world's best-selling smartphone model in first quarter with 16 million units sold worldwide, followed by iPhone 8 and 8 Plus.

Apple's Eddy Cue to be deposed in Qualcomm case

Friday May 04, 2018

Eddy Cue, Apple's senior VP of internet software and services, will be deposed as a part of the company's ongoing legal battle with Qualcomm, a U.S. federal judge ruled on Friday.

Apple stock price sets new post-split record closing at $183.83

Friday May 04, 2018

Just days after widespread fears of bearishness on Apple because of bad guesses about iPhone X demand, the company's stock has hit a new high-water mark at $183.83 per share.

iPhone, iOS 'dominant' over Android in English-speaking countries

Friday May 04, 2018

According to a new report by DeviceAtlas, English-speaking countries, as well as Japan, prefer iOS, while the non-English-speaking world prefers Android.

Apple to shut down Texture's Windows app in July

Friday May 04, 2018

In what may be a signal from its new ownership, Apple is shutting down the Windows client for magazine service Texture after June 30.

Apple says mic problem affecting some iPhone 7 models with iOS 11.3 or later

Friday May 04, 2018

Apple is aware of a problem in which the microphone will stop working on iPhone 7 and 7 Plus models running iOS 11.3 or later, AppleInsider can confirm.

More Spectre-style chip flaws discovered in Intel processors

Friday May 04, 2018

More waves of patches to plug security holes in processors are on the way, after the discovery that Intel is working to patch more Spectre-style issues in its chips, with eight new vulnerabilities said to be found by security researchers following the Spectre and Meltdown fiasco from earlier this year.

Apple's iPhone X exclusively used to shoot Spanish edition of People '50 Most Beautiful People'

Friday May 04, 2018

The latest Spanish-language edition of People includes a "50 Most Beautiful People" special with photography done exclusively on the iPhone X.

Flash Coupon: 15% off sitewide at eBay, plus Star Wars May the 4th deals

Friday May 04, 2018

Today only, save 15% on top of already reduced prices at eBay on orders over $50 (up to $100 off) with coupon. This offer is valid on a variety of Apple products, as well as special May the 4th deals on Star Wars specials. Offer ends tonight at 4 p.m. Pacific.

Apple paying BuzzFeed to release show first on Apple News

Friday May 04, 2018

A show by BuzzFeed News initially launched on Apple News was part of an exclusivity agreement between the publisher and Apple, a report claims, with Apple sharing advertising revenue in an attempt to get more high profile video content for its news-based app.

Google's search payments to Apple could slow in 2018

Friday May 04, 2018

Google's payments to remain the default search option on Apple devices like iPhones and iPads may be set to slow down, a report hinted on Friday.

AppleInsider Podcast discusses Apple's earnings call, Apple Watch saving lives, and Apple's response to surveillance

Friday May 04, 2018

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Victor and Mike discuss the life-saving Apple Watch, Apple's resistance to surveillance, and the Q218 earnings call.

iPhone X was world's best-selling smartphone model in first quarter

Friday May 04, 2018

Apple's flagship iPhone X sold 16 million units worldwide, Strategy Analytics said, with iPhone 8 and 8 Plus taking 2nd and 3rd place.

Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway bought another 75M Apple shares in Q1

Friday May 04, 2018

Ignoring a chorus of analyst doom and gloom, financial mogul Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway bought 75 million shares of Apple stock in the first quarter of 2018, raising the fund's position to just over 240 million shares.

Apple's GymKit reaches Canada with Life Fitness machine support

Thursday May 03, 2018

Apple's rollout of GymKit continued this week with the launch of compatible machines at an Equinox facility in Toronto, Canada, the first club in the country to receive support for the Apple Watch syncing technology.

Disgruntled MacBook Pro users petition Apple to recall defective keyboards

Thursday May 03, 2018

A new petition created by a beleaguered MacBook Pro owner calls on Apple to recall versions of the laptop that incorporate a butterfly mechanism keyboard, a design that some view as inherently flawed.

Twitter urges all 336M users to reset passwords due to hashing bug

Thursday May 03, 2018

Twitter on Thursday issued a security alert recommending its 336 million users change their passwords, the result of an apparent bug that caused some codes to be stored unprotected on an internal log.