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2018

WSJ jumps on iPhone X production cut story, adds new fictions

Tuesday January 30, 2018

One day after Japanese financial newspaper Nikkei issued its annual iPhone component panic story, the Wall Street Journal published its own hand-wringing coverage of the state of iPhone X, just two days before Apple is set to deliver financial results for the holiday quarter. Beyond simply floating the same rumored cuts, the new report tacks on an additional false claim that has already been publicly rebutted by Apple's executives.

Caldigit launches $249 Thunderbolt Station 3 Plus dock with 10Gbps USB-C, 85W charging, cuts older TS3 dock to $199

Tuesday January 30, 2018

CalDigit has introduced two new products to its range of docks, with the Thunderbolt Station 3 Plus offering extensive connectivity options via a total of 15 ports, while last year's Thunderbolt Station 3 is now being offered at the lower price of $199.

Apple supplier Murata casts doubt on claims of lowered iPhone X production

Tuesday January 30, 2018

A report suggesting that Apple is cutting iPhone X production in half for the March quarter is off the mark, according to an executive at one of the company's Japanese suppliers.

Amazon, big finance spearhead healthcare effort without 'profit-making incentives'

Tuesday January 30, 2018

Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway, and JPMorgan Chase have announced plans to develop a program to pare down health care costs initially for their own employees, but with a suggestion that it could expand the effort to the rest of Americans in the future.

Kantar calls iPhone X pricing 'vindicated' as Apple sees marketshare grow across Europe, China, Australia & Japan

Tuesday January 30, 2018

As hand wringing over the $999-and-up pricing of the iPhone X continues, analysts at Kantar Worldpanel see the premium-priced handset as a wise move for Apple, after tracking marketshare gains for iOS in a number of key markets across the globe.

Apple delays refresh of home screen in 'iOS 12' to focus on performance & reliability - report

Tuesday January 30, 2018

Apple apparently had big plans on tap for this year's major iOS update, but is said to have delayed some of the tentpole features, including a new home screen and in-car features, until 2019, allowing it to instead focus on squashing bugs and improving performance.

Apple Pay accepted at 1 out of 2 U.S. stores, says Apple VP Jennifer Bailey

Tuesday January 30, 2018

Speaking at NRF 2018 Retail's Big Show in New York earlier this month, Apple Pay VP Jennifer Bailey presented a speech detailing how iPhone changed the retail landscape, and outlined the tech company's ongoing efforts in the mobile payment marketplace.

Initial developer tests of ARKit 1.5 show off impressive vertical surface, image detection

Monday January 29, 2018

Developers have been testing out Apple's ARKit 1.5 since the refreshed augmented reality platform saw release with iOS 11.3 beta last week, and a few early projects offer a glimpse into the technology's ability to detect vertical surfaces, images and more.

Apple rolls out transit directions in Milwaukee, Wis., and Omaha, Neb.

Monday January 29, 2018

Continuing a buildout of its internal mapping platform, Apple recently activated public transit directions in Apple Maps for Milwaukee, Wis., and Omaha, Neb., granting users in those locations access to timetables and routes covering local bus operations.

How to fix a drive partition failure while installing Windows through Boot Camp in High Sierra

Monday January 29, 2018

Boot Camp will add a partition on-the-fly to your system drive, but there are some things that can stand in the way of that process. AppleInsider explains how to fix most of the issues preventing you from setting up that partition, if the assistant throws you the failure to partition error.

Ahead of Apple's HomePod launch, Amazon teases new voices for Alexa

Monday January 29, 2018

With days to go before the launch of Apple's Siri-powered HomePod smart speaker, Amazon will unveil changes to its own personal assistant, Alexa, likely to come in the form of new voice options.

'Final Fantasy XV:Pocket Edition' arriving on iOS February 9, 'Miitomo' shuttering in May

Monday January 29, 2018

'Final Fantasy XV Pocket Edition' is now available to pre-order from the iOS App Store ahead of a February 9 release, meanwhile Nintendo has announced plans to shut down its first smartphone-only app 'Miitomo' in May, just over two years after it launched in the United States.

Video: How to downgrade from macOS High Sierra to Sierra

Monday January 29, 2018

MacOS High Sierra is Apple's newest operating system for Mac, but some users might have issues with applications or home server setups not working correctly. AppleInsider shows you how to downgrade, if you must.

Apple's HomePod will support iTunes Match streaming via Siri

Monday January 29, 2018

Owners of the HomePod -- shipping on Feb. 9 -- should be able to ask Siri to stream any files uploaded to iTunes Match, not just material hosted on Apple Music.

2018 iPhone SE predicted to be a minor upgrade, if it happens at all

Monday January 29, 2018

While rumors of a next-generation iPhone SE continue to swirl, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities is skeptical, telling investors on Monday that he's not sure Apple has the resources to debut its fourth iPhone model in just a matter of months.

Apple closing Green Hills, Nashville & Alderwood Mall, Lynnwood stores for renovations

Monday January 29, 2018

At least two additional U.S. Apple stores are closing for renovations next month in a bid to catch up with the company's latest design aesthetic.

Another January, another misleading iPhone supply cuts story from Nikkei

Monday January 29, 2018

Everyone in the industry should know that "channel checks" of Apple suppliers offer largely worthless data. But every January, Japan's Nikkei newspaper unloads a report suggesting that Apple is scrambling to slash production of its newest iPhone because of disappointing sales. Every year that report has been false, and every year the tech media falls for it.

Apple remains second-largest semiconductor customer in 2017 behind Samsung despite increased spending

Monday January 29, 2018

Apple and long-time rival Samsung continue to be the top two buyers of semiconductor chips, according to a Gartner report, with both firms growing their share of the global market year-on-year by increasing the amount they spend, potentially caused in part by flash memory price increases.

Apple recruits Paramount's Dana Tuinier to head up comedy TV plans

Monday January 29, 2018

The latest hire to Apple's Worldwide Video division is Dana Tuinier, jumping ship from the Paramount Network to become the iPhone maker's creative executive for comedy.

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Monday January 29, 2018

B&H is partnering with AppleInsider this week to offer shoppers a $500 cash discount on every new iMac Pro, from the base model (now $4,494 with the special coupon) all the way up to tricked out 18-core systems. This exclusive offer is in addition to free shipping and no sales tax on orders shipped outside NY and NJ. Hurry, offer ends soon!