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2017

Report backs up claims of slow 3D sensor production for Apple's iPhone X

Tuesday September 26, 2017

3D sensor suppliers for the iPhone X are "still struggling" to achieve significant output and improve yield rates, according to a report, which also reiterated expectations that the phone will be in very short supply.

Deals: Apple TV for $134 ($15 off); Radeon 560 15" MacBook Pro for $2,379 ($120 off); 27" iMac 5K for $1,199; AirPods in stock with no tax in 48 states

Tuesday September 26, 2017

For one day only, shoppers can snap up a 32GB 4th gen Apple TV for $134. Apple's 2017 15" MacBook Pro with upgraded Radeon 560 graphics is also $120 off with coupon, and AirPods are in stock with free expedited shipping and no tax outside NY and NJ. Ebay also has Apple refurbished Late 2014 27" iMac 5Ks for $1,199.99.

Tips: Turn off iOS 11 Smart Punctuation to avoid data entry problems

Tuesday September 26, 2017

An unexpected side effect of Apple's new Smart Punctuation feature in iOS 11 has manifested and is causing some problems with apps that use Core Data to store strings. Here's how to turn off Smart Punctuation, and why you might want to for now.

macOS's Keychain vulnerability reported earlier in Sept., Apple patch likely coming soon

Tuesday September 26, 2017

The Keychain password vulnerability affecting multiple versions of macOS -- including High Sierra -- was reported to Apple on Sept. 7, and will likely be patched by the company in the near future, according to the security researcher who first publicized the issue.

Apple TV 4K teardown demonstrates new cooling system for A10X processor

Tuesday September 26, 2017

A disassembly of the new Apple TV 4K shows not only the improved processor in the device, but a completely redesigned cooling solution complete with "serious thermal venting" plus a fan.

Apple patent for ultrasonic force sensor could lead to iPhone with under-screen Touch ID

Tuesday September 26, 2017

Apple on Tuesday was granted a patent for an ultrasound-based force and touch sensor that could lead to a thinner, less obstructive 3D Touch mechanism, a structure which was reportedly a barrier to below-screen Touch ID integration in iPhone X.

Apple's iPhone X to boast 2,716mAh battery, 3GB of RAM, Chinese regulatory filing shows

Tuesday September 26, 2017

A filing with the Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology's Telecommunication Equipment Certification Center (TENAA) appears to show specifications for Apple's iPhone X, notably a capacious 2,716 milliamp-hour battery that will power an A11 Bionic chip clocked at 2.4GHz.

Watch: Final Cut Pro X still waiting for H.265 HEVC support

Tuesday September 26, 2017

Apple's newly released macOS 10.13 High Sierra operating system supports H.265 video playback, but users looking to cut HEVC video from iPhone 8 on Final Cut Pro X will have to wait for an update.

Apple's Safari applies differential privacy to ferret out problematic websites in macOS High Sierra

Tuesday September 26, 2017

Alongside a new Intelligent Tracking Prevention feature designed to protect user privacy, Apple's latest Safari web browser incorporates differential privacy technology to collect user data in a bid to identify troublesome websites.

Apple spends an estimated $247.51 on iPhone 8 parts, $288.08 on iPhone 8 Plus

Monday September 25, 2017

Apple CEO Tim Cook has repeatedly dismissed bill of material estimates as incorrect, but that's not stopping research firm IHS Markit to share its latest findings with industry analysts. This year, the firm estimates Apple spends $247.51 on the components that comprise one 4.7-inch iPhone 8 with 64GB of storage.

Watch: Everything you need to know about Apple's macOS High Sierra release

Monday September 25, 2017

Apple on Monday released its latest and greatest Mac operating system, macOS 10.13 High Sierra, to users around the world. Check out what's new in this video.

Apple updates iMovie for Mac with HEVC support

Monday September 25, 2017

Following the release of maOS 10.13 High Sierra on Monday, Apple has updated its consumer level video editing tool, iMovie, with support for High Efficiency Video Encoding, a tentpole video feature introduced alongside the company's latest hardware and software releases.

Apple's iPhone 8 supports EVS for high-quality audio over LTE

Monday September 25, 2017

Gone largely unnoticed in the aftermath of Apple's iPhone unveiling, the new iPhone 8 lineup now supports the enhanced voice services (EVS) codec, promising higher quality calls over LTE networks that support the feature.

macOS High Sierra vulnerability may let unsigned apps steal Keychain logins in plaintext

Monday September 25, 2017

Apple's macOS High Sierra contains a vulnerability that lets apps discover Keychain passwords in plaintext, though it requires victims to intentionally override built-in security, a researcher noted on Monday.

Apple updates iBooks Author with wide color gamut support, easier Photos imports

Monday September 25, 2017

Apple on Monday issued an update to iBooks Author, its tool for building interactive e-books viewable on Mac and iOS devices -- its first such update since 2016.

macOS High Sierra includes support for H.265 video, but Final Cut Pro users are still waiting

Monday September 25, 2017

The iPhone 8 shoots H.265 4K video, and macOS High Sierra can view it, but editors who rely on Final Cut Pro X cannot yet utilize the codec until Apple issues a highly anticipated update.

Amazon slashes 4K video prices in apparent reaction to iTunes 4K deals

Monday September 25, 2017

Amazon has dramatically reduced the costs of 4K movies on Amazon Video, undercutting prices at Apple's iTunes for streaming on the Apple TV 4K.

Apple releases macOS 10.13 High Sierra with APFS, Metal 2, new Safari, Photos improvements

Monday September 25, 2017

High Sierra has arrived for all users, and brings the Apple File System to the Mac for the first time, while introducing support for a variety of other standards such as HEVC video, HEIF image encoding, and Apple's Metal 2 graphics platform supporting technology like external GPUs.

Last call! Giveaway: Enter to win an unlocked iPhone 8 in Space Gray complete with a Speck Presidio Ultra case

Monday September 25, 2017

AppleInsider has partnered with Speck this week to offer readers the chance to win a special iPhone 8 package. One lucky winner will receive an unlocked 64GB iPhone 8 in Space Gray complete with a Presidio Ultra case from Speck to keep the new device safe and secure. Total combined value exceeds $750.

Apple switches from Bing to Google as default search platform in Siri, iOS Search, and Mac's Spotlight

Monday September 25, 2017

Apple is switching from Microsoft's Bing to Google as the default Web search provider for Siri, iOS Search, and Spotlight on the Mac, the company announced on Monday.