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2017

Apple's first iPhone X sales begin in Australia & New Zealand

Thursday November 02, 2017

Apple's first retail sales of the iPhone X are now underway, having begun at stores in Australia and New Zealand.

'Profits will follow' if Apple can nail AR & VR experiences, Cook says

Thursday November 02, 2017

Apple CEO Tim Cook once again touched on the topics of augmented and virtual reality during a Q4 results call, avoiding specific talk about future hardware while hinting at the company's approach.

Apple says wearables up 75 percent year-over-year in Q4, Watch up 50 percent vs. Q3

Thursday November 02, 2017

Apple's wearables business -- including Apple Watch, AirPods, and Beats products -- was up 75 percent year-over-year during the September quarter, helping to make it the size of a Fortune 400 company, CEO Tim Cook said during Thursday's results call.

Apple's Q4 iPad sales signal second quarter of resumed growth

Thursday November 02, 2017

Apple's iPad sales were up year-over-year for a second quarter in a row during Q4, possibly suggesting that a wide-ranging refresh has paid off.

Apple expects best ever holiday quarter, estimates $84B to $87B in revenue

Thursday November 02, 2017

Apple is predicting that for the first quarter of its 2018 fiscal year, ending in December it will make more money than it ever has before, expecting revenue between $84 billion and $87 billion mostly on the strength of the iPhone X.

Notes of interest from Apple's Q4 2017 conference call

Thursday November 02, 2017

Exceeding market expectations with another strong quarter, Apple saw growth in its three main businesses of iPhone, iPad and Mac, on its way to $46.7 billion in revenue. Following the reveal, the company held a conference call with media and analysts, and notes of interest follow.

Apple revenue surges 12% to $52.6B on sales of 46.7M iPhones, 5.4M Macs

Thursday November 02, 2017

Apple on Thursday reported an iPhone 8 launch quarter that exceeded market expectations, topping revenue from a year ago by 12 percent as Apple's diversified iPhone lineup is showing signs of strength.

Google quality assurance continues to struggle with some Pixel 2 XL shipping without Android

Thursday November 02, 2017

Some users are finding that their brand new Google Pixel 2 XL phones are arriving -- but without an operating system installed, necessitating a return and replacement.

Apple accused of sharing Qualcomm's software secrets with Intel in new lawsuit

Thursday November 02, 2017

Qualcomm has once again escalated the legal war with Apple surrounding modem chips in the iPhone and iPad, with the chip manufacturer now claiming that Apple is in breach of contract because of how it works with Intel -- and what software has been shared with the competition.

Survey shows Americans unwilling to let Amazon Key delivery drivers enter their homes

Thursday November 02, 2017

Following the launch of Amazon Key, survey results question the likelihood of wide-spread adoption of the unattended delivery service citing consumer reluctance.

How to configure Safari in High Sierra to use Google Hangouts

Thursday November 02, 2017

If you need to appear in a Google Hangout for whatever the reason, you may have noticed that the instructions on how to get the audio and video plugin to function in High Sierra's version of Safari are wrong. Here's how to make it work.

Video: AppleInsider reviews Apple's iPhone X with Face ID

Thursday November 02, 2017

Ahead of its official launch on Friday, AppleInsider has spent a few days extensively testing the highly anticipated iPhone X, and we came away impressed. See why in our official review.

iPhone X shipment estimates improve, orders expected later in November now arrive in a week

Thursday November 02, 2017

Multiple sources, including several AppleInsider readers, are reporting that iPhone X deliveries once scheduled to arrive at the end of November have either already shipped, or are in the final phases of the preparatory process and will arrive much sooner than predicted.

Coupon Deals: 2017 15" MacBook Pros as low as $2,149 ($250-$300 off); OWC 13 Port Thunderbolt 3 Dock for $279 ($20 off) + no tax in 48 states

Thursday November 02, 2017

Exclusive deals are rolling in this week with bonus coupon savings on Apple's current 15-inch MacBook Pro. Pick up the standard model for $2,149 ($250 off) or save $300 on the upgraded Radeon 560 config with a 2.9GHz processor and 512GB of storage. The popular OWC 13 Port Thunderbolt 3 dock is also $20 off with no sales tax outside NY and NJ.

Amazon embraces Apple's ARKit, adds virtual product previews to iOS shopping app

Thursday November 02, 2017

Amazon has become the latest major retailer to embrace Apple's ARKit, with an update to its iOS shopping app providing its customers the ability to see how a selection of its products will look within their home using augmented reality.

Giant lines forming at Apple stores internationally in advance of iPhone X sales

Thursday November 02, 2017

Lines have already started to form at many Apple stores world-wide, with the Orchard Road store in Singapore and a pair of stores in Japan already having a massive queue of hundreds of people.

Earnings preview: Apple to shed light on iPhone 8 launch, Wall Street expects 46M total iPhones sold

Thursday November 02, 2017

Thursday afternoon's quarterly earnings report from Apple will be the first indication the company has given as to the performance of the iPhone 8 since it debuted in late September, though any concrete indication of the performance of the iPhone X will likely remain mum until the conclusion of the holiday period.

Privacy advocates express concern over Apple allowing developers to use iPhone X Face ID camera

Thursday November 02, 2017

A series of privacy advocates are taking issue with Apple allowing developers to use the TrueDepth camera central to the Face ID system under limited circumstances -- and with serious restrictions applied by Apple to what coders can use the data for.

KGI: 2018 iPhone camera to carry over iPhone X plastic lens design

Thursday November 02, 2017

Despite analyst guesses to the contrary, Apple will likely retain the all-plastic lens stack implemented in iPhone X as a basis for its 2018 iPhone product line, according to well-connected analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

iPhone X review: Apple's Face ID vision for the future of iOS

Thursday November 02, 2017

Apple's iPhone X introduces the next decade of iOS. It pairs an advanced, full-face display with a strikingly beautiful glass and steel design. It invents new multitouch alternatives to the Home button and introduces an advanced TrueDepth 3D camera system, fast Face ID authentication and futuristic augmented reality effects from Portrait Lighting selfies to Animoji, further expanding its role in defining affordable luxury in mobile devices.