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2017

'Cold' smiley, frowning poo among 67 emoji potentially headed to iPhone & Mac in 2018

Friday August 04, 2017

The Unicode Technical Committee has introduced 67 emoji as "draft candidates" for inclusion in the Unicode 11 standard come the second half of 2018, which may dictate what characters will be seen in "iOS 12" and the follow-up to macOS High Sierra.

AppleInsider podcast talks Q3 earnings, HomePod firmware reveals on 'iPhone 8'

Friday August 04, 2017

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Neil and Victor talk about Apple's fiscal third-quarter 2017 earnings call, plus all the information that's hidden in the HomePod firmware.

AT&T promotions offer BOGO iPhone 7 or free iPad with DirecTV

Thursday August 03, 2017

Looking to capitalize on the popularity of Apple's products, AT&T this week launched two deals offering DirecTV and Next wireless customers a free iPhone 7 -- with the purchase of a first iPhone 7 -- or free iPad.

White House calls on Apple, other tech giants to help restructure government IT

Thursday August 03, 2017

Continuing efforts to transform and modernize government IT systems, White House advisor Jared Kushner on Thursday laid out plans for the ambitious project in a conference call with representatives from tech giants Apple, Amazon, Oracle, Qualcomm and others.

Apple 'iPhone 8' front and rear cameras to record 4K video at 60fps, firmware suggests

Thursday August 03, 2017

The recently leaked HomePod firmware continues to yield clues as to what the public can expect from Apple's "iPhone 8," with the latest report suggesting both front- and rear-facing cameras will support 4K video recording at 60 frames per second.

iPhone 7 & 7 Plus seen edging out iPhone 6s lineup in US to become Apple's most-used models

Thursday August 03, 2017

Just ahead of an anticipated "iPhone 8" and "iPhone 7s/7s Plus" reveal, newly-published research shows Apple's iPhone 7 and 7 Plus are the most used iPhone models in the U.S. with a 34 percent of the install base.

Will Smith, James Corden to star in first Carpool Karaoke episode

Thursday August 03, 2017

Apple on Thursday shared a new ad for its upcoming "Carpool Karaoke: The Series" exclusive, revealing Will Smith and late night host James Corden will star as the show's first pairing.

Google extended $30B takeover offer to Snap in 2016, may still be open to deal - report

Thursday August 03, 2017

At one point in 2016 Google floated the idea of buying Snap -- the parent company of popular messaging app Snapchat -- for at least $30 billion, and a similar offer may remain open, according to a report.

Apple concept would let users customize display viewing angles for privacy

Thursday August 03, 2017

Apple is working on a way to allow users to control when they want a narrow field of view on an iPhone, iPad, or Mac screen to maintain privacy and limit the amount of users who can see what's being presented.

Deals: 2017 13" Touch Bar MacBook Pro for $1,649 ($150 off); $300 off 2015 15" MacBook Pro; 2017 27" iMac for $1,699 ($100 off)

Thursday August 03, 2017

Apple authorized reseller B&H Photo is offering instant cash rebates on popular Mid 2017 Macs this week starting with $150 off the 13" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar. Apple's latest 27" iMac 5K is also $100 off with no tax on orders shipped outside NY and NJ, while an upgraded 2015 15" MacBook Pro is now $2,199 while supplies last.

New concept art shows how Apple may adapt iOS 11 to 'iPhone 8' display notch

Thursday August 03, 2017

New images published on Thursday offer a glimpse at how iOS 11 could conform to the unique edge-to-edge OLED display of this fall's "iPhone 8," which will have a sensor "notch" at the top, and do away with a physical home button and its surrounding bezel at the bottom.

Video: Will Apple's 'iPhone 8' launch in September?

Thursday August 03, 2017

After numerous rumors suggested the "iPhone 8" may not launch until as late as November, the guidance for Apple's next fiscal quarter suggests that the flagship handset could debut sooner than expected. AppleInsider brings you up to speed on the news and rumors you need to know in this new video.

Estimates peg Apple Watch at third place in wearables with 2.8M units in June quarter

Thursday August 03, 2017

The Apple Watch's share of the global wearables market is on the rise, but still leaving the company behind rivals Xiaomi and Fitbit, according to research data published this week.

Apple exploring combination of quantum dot and OLED technologies for future iPhone displays

Thursday August 03, 2017

Future Apple devices could merge the enhanced power efficiency of quantum dot LED and speed of response of OLED screens in one unit, offering the best of both worlds in terms of battery life and image quality.

Tech group representing Apple rebukes proposed GOP immigration bill

Thursday August 03, 2017

Senate Republicans, with the backing of President Donald Trump, on Wednesday introduced a bill designed to drastically reduce legal immigration levels in the U.S., but the proposed act is already under fire from a technology industry lobbying group.

Apple TV Remote app target of latest Uniloc patent lawsuit

Wednesday August 02, 2017

Continuing its withering legal barrage against Apple, so-called "patent troll" Uniloc on Wednesday filed a patent lawsuit claiming the Cupertino tech giant's Apple TV Remote app for iOS infringes on IP dating back to 1999.

Amazon Echo vulnerability allows hackers to eavesdrop with always-on microphone

Wednesday August 02, 2017

A security researcher has shown off the potential danger of internet connected speakers being used to listen in on private conversations by publishing details of how to hack earlier models of the Amazon Echo via a hardware-based vulnerability that cannot be fixed with a software patch.

Apple developed new BLE Audio streaming tech for users with cochlear implants

Wednesday August 02, 2017

Apple's work on Bluetooth Low Energy Audio, a new technology that streams digital sound directly to hearing air implants, enables people with hearing impairments to communicate and use their iPhone as mic via iOS 10's Live Listen feature.

Apple's 'iPhone 8' facial recognition to aid in Apple Pay payments, code suggests

Wednesday August 02, 2017

Code discovered in recently leaked HomePod firmware suggests Apple's "iPhone 8" will integrate facial recognition into the Apple Pay process, though it appears the technology will not completely replace physical Touch ID.

Apple shares three new iPhone 7 ads featuring Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson

Wednesday August 02, 2017

Apple on Wednesday posted to YouTube a trio of ads starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, with the short spots featuring extended scenes taken from the "Rock X Siri: Dominate the Day" mini movie.