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2018

All models of iMac Pro shipping to customers, 14-core models now arriving

Monday February 05, 2018

The last configuration of iMac Pro is starting to ship to consumers worldwide, with readers informing AppleInsider that they have custody of the machine now.

Broadcom upping Qualcomm hostile takeover bid to $121 billion

Monday February 05, 2018

The hostile takeover of Qualcomm continues, with Broadcom offering not just $60 per share of Qualcomm, but more than double the amount of stock for the combined entity that current shareholders will reap, should the deal conclude.

Samsung's vice chairman pardoned in time for the Olympics it's sponsoring

Monday February 05, 2018

A South Korean corruption scandal involving millions of dollars in bribes made by Samsung's de facto leader Lee Jae-yong in exchange for government favors has been conveniently pardoned just in time for Samsung to sponsor the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games.

Small number of iPhone X users screens not waking quick enough to field phone calls

Sunday February 04, 2018

A small number of new #iPhoneX owners have been reporting that a call will sometimes come in to the device, the phone's screen will not wake and respond to a touch quick enough to answer.

Apple Music poised to overtake Spotify in US, possibly this summer

Sunday February 04, 2018

Assuming current subscriber growth rates hold steady, Apple Music should surpass Spotify -- if only in the U.S. -- sometime this summer, a report claimed on Sunday.

Hands On: Self publish the next great novel with Vellum 2.1.2 from your Mac

Sunday February 04, 2018

The latest version of the eBook creator application Vellum does just about everything to streamline book creation for iBooks, Kindle and paperback, other than write the text itself.

Next-gen 6.1-inch LCD iPhone again predicted to outsell OLED models

Sunday February 04, 2018

KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo believes consumer demand for a next-generation 6.1-inch LCD iPhone will outpace that of two OLED models rumored to debut during this fall's refresh cycle, buoying suppliers of LCD panels, aluminum chassis and other related components.

KGI: Intel might be exclusive modem supplier for 2018 iPhone lineup, Qualcomm iced out

Sunday February 04, 2018

According to noted analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Intel's baseband chips are expected to power communications across Apple's entire 2018 iPhone lineup, a supplier switch that, if true, would deal a major blow to market leader Qualcomm.

Apple begins wide collection of Apple Watch data for Heart Study

Saturday February 03, 2018

Apple this week began collecting heart rate data from a wide number of Apple Watch owners who signed up to participate in a heart study being conducted in cooperation with Stanford Health.

Hands On: Keymand 1.1 brings touch-screen options to your Mac from a connected iPad

Saturday February 03, 2018

The Keymand iPad app connects to a Mac, and acts like a beefy, user-configurable MacBook Pro Touch Bar.

This week on AI: Apple rakes in $88.3B holiday, 'iOS 12' features delayed, iPhone X production cuts & more

Saturday February 03, 2018

The standout news was Apple's most lucrative quarter ever, fueled by the iPhone despite an apparent decline in units. We also caught a glimpse of what's coming -- and not coming -- to this year's "iOS 12."

Apple R&D spend exceeds $3B for first time, up $410M from September

Friday February 02, 2018

As per usual, Apple accelerated investments in research and development operations over its first fiscal quarter of 2018, spending more than $3.4 billion on new hires and initiatives that will keep the company competitive in a fast-paced tech market.

Apple employees can buy HomePod at half price for limited time

Friday February 02, 2018

Apple employees are getting a late Christmas gift from the tech giant in the form of a 50 percent discount on the new HomePod speaker, which hits store shelves at $349 next week.

Chinese counterfeiter made over $1.1M trafficking phony iPhones, iPads in US

Friday February 02, 2018

A Chinese national living in the U.S. on a student visa will be sentenced in May after pleading guilty to conspiracy and trafficking of counterfeit Apple products including iPhones and iPads, a scheme for which he earned more than $1.1 million.

Apple activates repair program for iPhone 7 models impacted by 'No Service' issue

Friday February 02, 2018

Apple on Friday initiated a repair program for iPhone 7 devices affected by an issue that caused a "No Service" message to display in the status bar even when cellular network coverage is available, saying a faulty logic board component is to blame for the error.

No chill: Some Microsoft Surface Pro 4 users need to stick device in freezer to stop screen flickering

Friday February 02, 2018

A growing number of Surface Pro 4 owners are experiencing display flicker, and to temporarily rectify the situation, they need to chill the device well below room temperature to get it to work properly for even a short time.

Video: How to permanently disable macOS High Sierra upgrade notifications

Friday February 02, 2018

Every time you boot a Mac running an older version of macOS, you'll likely see at least one pop-up notification urging you to download and install the latest macOS High Sierra operating system.

Wall Street wowed by iPhone X performance, but cools off on expectations of an Apple 'super cycle'

Friday February 02, 2018

Apple delivered record revenue in its holiday quarter, but went about it in a way different than investors expected, leaving analysts to rethink their so-called "super cycle" predictions for iPhone X unit sales growth. But with the average selling price of new iPhones soaring to unexpected highs, analysts remain bullish on the company's prospects in the months to come.

Super Bowl Weekend Deals: Loaded 15" MacBook Pro for $2,649 ($350 off); DJI Phantom 4 for $799; free Apple TV 4K w/ DirecTV Now

Friday February 02, 2018

Heading into the big weekend, shoppers can pick up a new Apple TV 4K for free when you prepay for four months of DirecTV Now. Or save $350 on Apple's 2017 15" MacBook Pro with a 3.1GHz processor, 512GB of storage and top-of-the-line Radeon 560 graphics. DJI's Phantom 4K drone is also on sale for $799 with no tax outside NY and NJ.

Apple beat Samsung in unit sales with iPhone X during Q4, during the "biggest annual fall in smartphone history"

Friday February 02, 2018

Last year, Samsung's exploding Galaxy Note 7 created a catastrophically distracting meltdown for the company that enabled Apple to surpass it in total unit sales of smartphones during the winter quarter. This year, Apple has again surpassed sales of all Samsung smartphones in the quarter, except this time it's by virtue of trend-bucking new demand for the innovative, revolutionary iPhone X--without much apparent regard for its price.