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2017

Teardown claims Essential Phone is hard-to-repair 'hot mess'

Tuesday September 05, 2017

A new teardown of one of the latest Apple iPhone competitors, the Essential Phone, claims that the device is fundamentally disorganized inside, a sign of it being a first-generation product.

Ningbo, China Apple store at Tianyi Square opens Sept. 16 in time for 'iPhone 8' release

Tuesday September 05, 2017

Apple has declared that it's Ningbo, China location at Tianyi Square will open on Sept. 16 -- just in time to sell whatever Apple has in store for its fall releases.

Pixelmator Pro image tool with CoreML, Metal 2 enhancements coming in the fall to iOS, macOS

Tuesday September 05, 2017

The Pixelmator developers have turned to Apple's CoreML machine learning toolset, and are releasing Pixelmator Pro in the fall to directly combat Photoshop's market dominance.

Apple allegedly gearing up for future iPhone with greater than 12MP camera order

Tuesday September 05, 2017

With the fall iPhone releases on the doorstep, new reports from the supply chain suggest that Apple has turned to its lens supplier for the next generation already in search of camera sensors in excess of 12 megapixels.

Alleged SIM trays for Apple's 'iPhone 8' hint at gold, silver & black as only colors

Tuesday September 05, 2017

Leaked SIM trays for Apple's OLED-based "iPhone 8" may support the notion that the phone will come in just three colors: black, silver, and a new copper/"blush" shade of gold.

How to integrate iPhone into your strength training regimen

Monday September 04, 2017

Strength training may not be well-supported on iPhone or other Apple accessories, but there are a few options out there. We'll run through the three main paths: standard fitness accessories, specialized devices and a purely app-based approach.

Nintendo's 'Super Mario Run' vanishes from iOS App Store [u]

Monday September 04, 2017

Nintendo's Super Mario Run, the Japanese gaming giant's first official foray into mobile content, inexplicably disappeared from the iOS App Store on Monday, leaving the Google Play Store as the title's sole point of distribution.

Apple discontinues annual London music festival

Monday September 04, 2017

Apple's annual UK music festival, most recently rebranded as the Apple Music Festival, is no more. According to a report on Monday, the company said it will no longer host the event that over the past decade has drawn big-name acts in promotion of Apple's digital music services.

Apple launches $350 Beats Studio 3 Wireless headphones with W1 chip, improved noise canceling

Monday September 04, 2017

Apple on Monday updated its top-of-the-line Beats Studio headphones, giving them the W1 chip for simple pairing, and also adding more advanced noise cancelation technology.

Apple's eGPU work in High Sierra is impressive, but six more months will make it better

Monday September 04, 2017

Looking at late betas of Apple's eGPU support in High Sierra, Apple has come a long way, and has made some of the technology changes and fixes that it needs for widest possible adoption -- but it's not quite there yet for the entirety of the Mac user base.

Apple's Siri instrumental in rescue of sick teen following Hurricane Harvey devastation

Monday September 04, 2017

A pair of calls to the U.S. Coast Guard through Apple's Siri ultimately resulted in the rescue of a critically ill teenager in Texas, after the flooding encroached upon her home and forced the family to the roof.

Apple pulls ProTube from App Store following complaints by Google's YouTube

Monday September 04, 2017

Despite it being available for nearly three years, Apple has removed a popular alternative YouTube client -- ProTube -- from the App Store, allegedly bowing to pressure by Google.

South Korean court rejects Qualcomm request to suspend $912M antitrust ruling

Monday September 04, 2017

In a move likely to aid Apple, a South Korean court has turned down a Qualcomm motion to suspend a December order by the Korea Fair Trade Commission, which leveled a $912.34 million fine against the chipmaker and directed it to fix how it handles patent licensing and chip sales.

Prolific leaker claims 'iPhone 8' will cost between $999 and $1199, depending on configuration

Monday September 04, 2017

One of the more visible sources of "iPhone 8" rumors has chimed in on the price of the device, claiming that a 64-gigabyte configuration will cost $999 -- with the rumored 512-gigabyte version retailing for $1,199.

Tim Cook tweets support for Apple's 250 'Dreamers'

Sunday September 03, 2017

Apple CEO Tim Cook has taken to Twitter to continue spreading his message of support for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, posting that he stands with the 250 "Dreamers" employed by the company who are able to work for Apple via the immigration initiative.

Hands On: Lucidchart online service for macOS and iOS reminiscent of MacDraw II

Sunday September 03, 2017

Lucidchart brings rapid diagrams and flowcharts to Mac and iOS, in an interface that should feel very comfortable to old-time Mac users familiar with the classic MacDraw II or Microsoft Vizio.

Introversion's 'Prison Architect' lands on the Mac App Store, Feral ships 'XCOM 2: War of the Chosen' expansion on macOS

Sunday September 03, 2017

The incarceration sandbox game 'Prison Architect' has tunneled itself into the Mac App Store, at the same time as Feral Interactive releases the 'War of the Chosen' expansion for 'XCOM 2' for macOS.

Lowest Price Ever: Apple's 15" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar for $1,799 ($600 off) with no tax in 48 states

Sunday September 03, 2017

B&H Photo is exclusively offering AppleInsider readers $600 off Apple's Late 2016 15-inch MacBook Pro (2.6GHz, 16GB, 256GB, Radeon 450) in Space Gray or Silver. At $1,799 with free expedited shipping, this deal provides shoppers with the lowest price available from an Apple authorized reseller with no tax outside NY and NJ.

Apple HomePod generates tones for device pairing, setup

Saturday September 02, 2017

When Apple's HomePod launches later this year, users will be able to take advantage of an automated pairing and setup process triggered by a special tone generated by the speaker and subsequently detected by a host iPhone.

Apple's 'iPhone 8' may allow triggering Siri by holding sleep/wake button

Saturday September 02, 2017

To get around the absence of a physical home button, the "iPhone 8" may let people trigger Siri by holding down the sleep/wake button when they're not using "Hey Siri."