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2018

Apple looking to simplify iPhone branding for 2018 releases, analyst predicts

Wednesday April 25, 2018

Apple could make a major change to the way it names successive iPhone generations this year, Guggenheim analyst Robert Cihra suggests, tipping Apple to take the opportunity to simplify what the iPhones are called when the new models launch this fall.

Apple's iPhone X delivered a KO punch to cheap Androids: Q1 smartphone demand slumped globally but ASP grew by 21%

Wednesday April 25, 2018

New data from GfK shows that global demand for smartphones declined by 2 percent year over year in the March quarter while Average Selling Prices grew by 21 percent, totally contradicting the media narrative that customers were looking to save money and would shy away from Apple's premium-priced iPhone 8 and iPhone X.

2019 Lexus ES will be carmaker's first model to integrate CarPlay support

Wednesday April 25, 2018

After Toyota unveiled its first CarPlay-compatible model, the Corolla Hatchback, last month, the Japanese carmaker on Tuesday announced plans to introduce Apple's infotainment system to its luxury division with the 2019 Lexus ES.

Trump to host Apple CEO Tim Cook in private Oval Office meeting

Wednesday April 25, 2018

After attending a state dinner on Tuesday, Apple CEO Tim Cook plans to spend at least one more day in Washington, D.C., where he will talk with President Donald Trump in a closed-door meeting at the White House.

Supreme Court upholds review procedure tech companies use to thwart 'patent trolls'

Tuesday April 24, 2018

In what is sure to be a boon for high-tech companies like Apple and Google, the Supreme Court in a 7-to-2 vote on Tuesday upheld an administrative review process that allows those engaged in patent lawsuits to more easily invalidate questionable IP.

iPhone unlocking firm Grayshift faces extortion demands after data breach

Tuesday April 24, 2018

Grayshift, the firm responsible for the GrayKey iPhone hacking tool, is in the crosshairs of an extortionist after its product's source code was inadvertently exposed to the internet last week.

Tim Cook and Lisa Jackson attend President Trump's first state dinner

Tuesday April 24, 2018

Tim Cook and Lisa Jackson were among a slate of distinguished guests at President Donald Trump's first state dinner Tuesday evening, which was held on the State floor of the White House in honor of French President Emmanuel Macron's visit to the U.S.

Apple seemingly halts product financing for UK customers

Tuesday April 24, 2018

Apple has apparently discontinued product financing in the UK, as the company on Tuesday removed an informational webpage detailing those options and scrubbed its regional online store of references to installment plans.

Apple Watch Series 3 likely buoyed Verizon subscriber numbers in Q1

Tuesday April 24, 2018

Verizon on Tuesday revealed that it added 260,000 net subscribers in the March quarter, mostly thanks to smartwatches and other wearables -- hinting that the Apple Watch Series 3 was an important contributor.

Last call: Up to $350 off 2017 MacBook Pros; $1,100 off high-end 15" MacBook Pro; $105 Apple TV 4K deal

Tuesday April 24, 2018

Snap up the lowest prices available on Mid 2017 MacBook Pros for two days only with discounts of up to $350 off, plus no tax on many models in most states. Bargain hunters can also save up to $1,100 on Late 2016 systems with premium upgrades. Or opt for a free Apple TV 4K with three months of DirecTV Now service.

Master & Dynamic ship Lightning to 3.5mm Audio Cables for iPhone, iPad

Tuesday April 24, 2018

Audio accessory producer Master & Dynamic has unveiled new cables for connecting its headphones directly to an iPhone without a headphone jack, with the 3.5mm-to-Lightning and USB-C cables offered at half the regular price for a limited time to celebrate the launch.

Wish list: HomePod needs an officially adjustable EQ, and much better Siri at WWDC

Tuesday April 24, 2018

After spending a few months with Apple's home speaker, the hardware execution remains fantastic, but the software weaknesses in the HomePod are becoming increasingly apparent. The disparity between the two got us thinking about how we would like to see HomePod improve in the future.

Apple's iOS 11.3.1 update fixes issue with third-party iPhone 8 displays, macOS security update released

Tuesday April 24, 2018

Apple has released updates for the iPhone, iPad, and the Mac, with iOS 11.3.1 fixing a third-party display issue among other changes, while Security Update 2018-001 for macOS High Sierra 10.13.4 plugs a hole that could allow an app to take over a Mac's desktop.

Watch: 2018 iPad vs. 2017 iPad vs 2017 10.5-inch iPad Pro battery tests

Tuesday April 24, 2018

Knowing how long a mobile device can be used before the battery runs out is an important thing to find out before buying new hardware. AppleInsider pits the new 2018 iPad against the 2017 model and the 10.5-inch iPad Pro to see which battery lasts the longest.

Spotify upgrades iPhone & iPad app with data-saving mode, new options for free listeners

Tuesday April 24, 2018

Spotify on Tuesday announced the gradual rollout of a redesigned mobile interface, accompanied by other improvements -- with a particular focus on the ad-supported free listeners who make up the majority of the service's audience.

Apple & Ireland's appeal of $16B EU tax ruling expected this fall, payments expected to start in May

Tuesday April 24, 2018

Apple and the Irish government's appeal of a $16 billion European Commission ruling on back taxes should finally see action later this year, according to Ireland's finance minister.

Apple order delays for 2018 iPhone impact TrueDepth component supplier

Tuesday April 24, 2018

Shares in AMS, a producer of components used in the iPhone X's TrueDepth camera, dropped in value by 14 percent after the manufacturer warned of lower than expected revenue in the second quarter, possibly due to Apple being slow to finalize its production plans for this year's iPhone refresh.

Apple partners with British government on 'Year of Engineering' educational effort

Tuesday April 24, 2018

The "Year of Engineering" Partnership that is currently underway will include AI coding workshops in all U.K. Apple Stores at the behest of the country's government.

Apple rumored in talks with Samsung to lower OLED costs for 2018 iPhones

Tuesday April 24, 2018

Apple is reportedly negotiating with Samsung Display to reduce what it pays for OLED panels, and as a result push down the prices for 2018 iPhones.

Fall LCD iPhone could be $200 cheaper than OLED counterparts, says analyst

Tuesday April 24, 2018

The next generation of iPhones will start production in August, according to a supply chain report from investment firm Rosenblatt Securities, with Apple expected to offer an LCD version of the smartphone at around $200 below the cost of the OLED models shipping at the same time.