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2018

First look: Oculus Go, Facebook's standalone, iPhone-compatible VR headset

Tuesday May 01, 2018

Facebook on Tuesday issued a surprise by announcing the immediate launch of its new Oculus Go standalone VR headset, which also boasts iPhone connectivity. AppleInsider got its hands on one of the first units, and offers a closer look.

Apple's services business continues monster growth, revenues up 31 percent in record-breaking March quarter

Tuesday May 01, 2018

Apple posted $9.19 billion in services revenue over the course of its second fiscal quarter of 2018, a figure up 31 percent year-over-year. The massive uptick doubles services revenue recorded just four years ago.

Notes of interest from Apple's Q2 2018 conference call

Tuesday May 01, 2018

Apple set a new high for the March quarter on the back of a premium-priced iPhone lineup anchored by iPhone X, as well as continued growth in the services segment. Following the publication of its first fiscal quarter 2018 results, the company provided additional detail on the record-setting performance in an earnings conference call.

Apple Pay coming to Norway, Poland and Ukraine later this year

Tuesday May 01, 2018

Continuing a gradual global expansion, Apple Pay will arrive in Norway, Poland, and Ukraine within the next several months, Apple CEO Tim Cook disclosed on Tuesday.

Apple's wearable division now the size of a Fortune 300 company

Tuesday May 01, 2018

Apple's wearable division, which is made up by the Apple Watch, Beats headphones, and AirPods, is up nearly 50 percent year over year, with CEO Tim Cook calling it the size of a Fortune 300 company.

Tim Cook debunks rumors of slow iPhone X sales

Tuesday May 01, 2018

After weeks of handwringing over what Apple would announce in relation to iPhone X demand, CEO Tim Cook put the rumors of a "dead" release to rest in one fell swoop.

Apple plans new $100B share buyback program, raises dividends by 16 percent

Tuesday May 01, 2018

Apple's board of directors has approved a $100 billion share buyback, as well as 16 percent jump in its quarterly dividend payments.

Apple reports best March quarter ever with $61.1B in revenue, 52.2M iPhone sales

Tuesday May 01, 2018

Apple on Tuesday revealed its second quarter results of fiscal year 2018, earning $61.1 billion in revenue, and an earnings-per-share of $2.73 again showing year-on-year growth, with the average selling price of the iPhone staying high above $700.

What's new in iOS 11.4 beta 3: auto-updating volume icon and 3D Touch fixes

Tuesday May 01, 2018

As iOS 11.4 gets closer to its eventual release, fewer and fewer new features make an appearance in each iterative beta. The third incarnation of iOS 11.4 beta contains only two real user-facing differences worth exploring, relating to volume control and 3D Touch.

Apple's rumored Conde Nast purchase bid would further amplify Apple News

Tuesday May 01, 2018

Rumors suggest that Apple may be looking to boost Apple News content with a purchase of magazine publisher Conde Nast, the owner of Vanity Fair, The New Yorker, and Wired.

B&H has Macs on sale for as low as $399 with no tax in most states

Tuesday May 01, 2018

Those looking for the cheapest prices on 13-inch MacBooks can save $150 to $230 on 2017 Air and Pro models this week. The popular $399 Mac mini deal is also back while supplies last -- all with no tax in most states.

Oculus Go virtual reality headset starts shipping for $199 in 23 countries

Tuesday May 01, 2018

The FaceBook-owned Oculus has started shipping the Go, a low-cost virtual reality headset that works without needing to be connected to a smartphone, Mac, or Windows PC, with the entry-level head-mounted display available to purchase in North America today.

Apple issues third developer betas of iOS 11.4, macOS 10.13.5, tvOS 11.4 & watchOS 4.3.1

Tuesday May 01, 2018

Arriving approximately two weeks after the second betas were seeded, Apple has released its third developer betas of iOS 11.4, macOS 10.13.5, tvOS 11.4, and watchOS 4.3.1 for testing.

Olloclip debuts Connect X lens system for Apple's iPhone X [u]

Tuesday May 01, 2018

Olloclip on Tuesday launched its latest lens clip-on accessory for iPhones, the Connect X system for the iPhone X. [Updated with Olloclip comment on Face ID]

Tim Cook meets with Congressional Black Caucus members as part of diversity push

Tuesday May 01, 2018

Apple took part Monday in the Congressional Black Caucus' visit to Silicon Valley, as Tim Cook hosted the CBC members at Apple Park.

First look: Lumos smart bike helmet with Apple Watch gesture integration and HealthKit support

Tuesday May 01, 2018

Kickstarter success story Lumos has launched a series of major new features to their smart bike helmet. AppleInsider got its hands on the helmet and the company's new iPhone and Apple Watch apps to offer a first look at the biking accessory.

Qualcomm adopts cheaper licensing for 5G tech, hoping to appeal to Apple & others

Tuesday May 01, 2018

Seeking to appease customers like Apple and Huawei -- and government regulators as well -- chipmaker Qualcomm has switched to a more affordable patent licensing model, particularly for makers of high-end and/or 5G-capable phones.

Apple Watch heart rate monitor saves Florida teen's life

Tuesday May 01, 2018

The heart rate monitor on the device helped save the life of an 18-year-old suffering from undiagnosed kidney disease.

Linksys debuts cheaper dual-band Velop Wi-Fi mesh system

Tuesday May 01, 2018

On the heels of Apple's official discontinuation of AirPort Wi-Fi hardware, Linksys on Tuesday announced a new dual-band version of its Velop Wi-Fi mesh system that packs many of the same features as its bigger tri-band sibling into a smaller, more affordable package.

Apple's cross-platform app solution likely to debut in 2019, report says

Monday April 30, 2018

According to a new report from well-connected blogger John Gruber, Apple's project to deliver macOS support to iOS apps will debut in 2019, not 2018 as previously guessed.