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2018

iOS 12 will continue supporting iPhone 5S, WebKit developer reports suggest

Friday April 20, 2018

References to iOS 12, Apple's next iteration of its mobile operating system, have surfaced in development testing reports for WebKit, with the appearance strongly suggesting Apple will be bringing the next major iOS release to the iPhone 5s as the oldest supported iPhone model.

An iPhone thank you letter: "Live Photo saved my grandmother's laugh"

Friday April 20, 2018

The way that technology can touch us personally is captured in a thank you letter an iPhone user sent to Apple, noting appreciation for Live Photo's capture of ambient sound and video of a loved one who had passed away. Apple's chief executive Tim Cook responded with a note of condolences and appreciation for sharing the story, stating "it is deeply inspiring for us."

AT&T expands '5G Evolution' to 117 markets, sets stage for mobile 5G rollout this year

Friday April 20, 2018

Apple partner carrier AT&T on Thursday announced the expansion of "5G Evolution" wireless technology to more than 100 U.S. markets, laying the foundation for a planned mobile 5G service launch later this year.

Original Mac designer Susan Kare to receive prestigious AIGA medal

Thursday April 19, 2018

Susan Kare, a former Apple designer known to many as the "woman who gave the Macintosh a smile," will later this month receive an American Institute of Graphic Arts medal, an honor bestowed upon visual arts icons including Richard Avedon, Paul Rand, and Charles and Ray Eames.

Libratone Zipp: Can this AirPlay speaker best Apple's HomePod?

Thursday April 19, 2018

Libratone's Zipp speaker is a customizable and powerful speaker that is sure to liven up any room whether at home or on the go. Its surprising list of features, not to mention inputs, makes it one of the best speakers you can add to your home.

Apple's 2018 Environmental Responsibility Report zeroes in on renewable energy, takes flak from Greenpeace

Thursday April 19, 2018

Apple on Thursday published its 2018 Environmental Responsibility Report, with an emphasis on its recent renewable energy achievements and plans to push them further. Greenpeace, however, took the opportunity to slam the company's efforts, saying it should be focusing on other issues.

How to block and filter phone numbers on your iPhone with the tools in iOS

Thursday April 19, 2018

Unwanted phone calls are a part of everyday life, but the iPhone offers a number of ways to stop them from being a nuisance. AppleInsider explains how to block phone numbers on iOS, as well as other ways to keep those calls and messages from coming through to your mobile devices.

Apple-owned FoundationDB open sources the core technology at the heart of iCloud

Thursday April 19, 2018

Apple's FoundationDB on Thursday announced that its namesake distributed datastore tech for organizations has been turned into an open-source project, allowing public-driven customization and expansion.

Tim Cook says Apple won't merge Mac and iPad

Thursday April 19, 2018

Amid rumors that Apple is working on cross-platform software initiatives to bridge its two most popular systems, CEO Tim Cook is denying speculation that the company will eventually weld the two platforms together.

Apple ushers in most advanced iPhone recycling robot 'Daisy' alongside Earth Day donations

Thursday April 19, 2018

Apple is continuing to further its environmental credentials by announcing a number of initiatives ahead of Earth Day, including charitable donations for devices received as part of the Apple GiveBack program, and the introduction of a new iPhone recycling robot called Daisy.

Apple's iPhone now key to global economy growth, claims IMF

Thursday April 19, 2018

Whether Apple likes it or not, the fate of some national economies is now intrinsically tied to that of the iPhone, the International Monetary Fund said in a report released this month.

Giveaway: Enter to win a free pair of Apple AirPods

Thursday April 19, 2018

It's giveaway time! This week, we're giving away a free pair of Apple AirPods to one lucky reader. Enter today for your chance to win.

Hands-on: Ecobee4 Thermostat with Apple HomeKit & Amazon Alexa

Thursday April 19, 2018

The Ecobee4 is one of the most flexible smart thermostats available. Not only does it support Apple HomeKit, Google Assistant, and Amazon Alexa, it is also an Alexa speaker, supporting most of the same voice commands as an Echo, and AppleInsider has one installed.

Apple shares take hit as iPhone chipmaker TSMC forecasts $1B dip in revenue

Thursday April 19, 2018

Apple's share price dropped about three percent during pre-market trading going into Thursday on word that TSMC -- the manufacturer of A-series processors for iPhones and iPads -- is expecting about $1 billion less revenue for the second quarter than Wall Street forecasts.

How to find your saved Wi-Fi network password stored in your Mac's Keychain

Thursday April 19, 2018

Wi-Fi passwords can be hard to remember, and sometimes difficult to reacquire if the router or the information is not easily accessible by users. If you have previously accessed the wireless network via a Mac, AppleInsider explains how you can rediscover the Wi-Fi password using Keychain Access.

Amazon touts 100M Prime users as Apple quietly passes a quarter-billion paid subscriptions

Thursday April 19, 2018

Apple now has a customer base of more than 250 million paid subscriptions across its Services offerings of Apple Music, iCloud and App Store continuing payments. Viewed against Amazon's recent announcement of 100 million Prime members, that figure is substantial. But Apple is also adding around 30 million new subscriptions every quarter.

Intel to shutter New Devices Group, disband team behind AR smart glasses

Thursday April 19, 2018

After numerous failed attempts to break into the wearables market, Intel plans to pull the plug on its New Devices Group, a project in which the company invested hundreds of millions of dollars.

Qualcomm cutting jobs amidst financial woes, legal battle with Apple

Wednesday April 18, 2018

U.S. chipmaker Qualcomm on Wednesday confirmed it is conducting layoffs as part of cost-cutting measures announced in January. The firm is fighting to remain afloat after a tumultuous few months that saw a failed hostile takeover by Broadcom, multiple government inquiries into unsavory business practices and a protracted legal war with Apple.

Watch: Six months with iPhone 8 Plus

Wednesday April 18, 2018

It's been six months since I switched from an iPhone 7 Plus to an iPhone 8 Plus when it and the iPhone 8 were released last September. In this video we take a closer look at the small differences that make, and literally break, Apple's updated handset.

Kuo: Budget 6.1-inch LCD iPhone lineup could start at $550

Wednesday April 18, 2018

Apple is predicted to launch two versions of a rumored 6.1-inch LCD iPhone later this year, one with a starting price as low as $550 and another potentially outfitted with dual-SIM dual standby (DSDS) technology, according to KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.