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2017

Rumor: Apple's iPhone wireless charging accessory might not ship with 'iPhone 8,' 'iPhone 7s' this fall

Friday July 07, 2017

Wireless charging is expected make its way to Apple's iPhone lineup this fall, but the tentpole feature might not be ready in time to launch with the next-generation handsets, a new rumor suggests.

Apple Maps vans adds Spain, three U.S. states to list of survey locations

Friday July 07, 2017

In an update to the Apple Maps webpage on Friday, Apple announced its camera- and sensor-laden mapping vans will hit the streets of Spain and a trio of U.S. states this month.

Inside High Sierra: Safari's Javascript engine much faster, accursed autoplay videos (mostly) killed

Friday July 07, 2017

While marquee features like APFS have stolen most of the spotlight, Apple has implemented significant improvements to Safari with the goal of making a user's time with it easier, and less annoying.

Deals: 2016 13" MacBook Pro for $1,299 ($200 off); high-end 15" MacBook Pro for $2,349 ($450 off); new 27" iMac 5K for $2,279 ($20 off)

Friday July 07, 2017

Heading into the weekend, shoppers can save hundreds of dollars instantly on Apple's Late 2016 13" MacBook Pro ($200 off). Or pick up a 2.7GHz 15" MacBook Pro with Radeon 455 graphics for $2,349 with coupon, a discount of $450 off MSRP. The new 27" iMac 5K is also now shipping with no tax outside NY & NJ.

Apple's bitter dispute with Qualcomm not expected to be resolved anytime soon

Friday July 07, 2017

Stock analysts are starting to chime in on the Apple and Qualcomm fight, with the fight will take at least another year with little impact on Apple's bottom line.

Kanye West cuts ties with Tidal, Jay-Z's '4:44' pops up on Apple Music

Friday July 07, 2017

The same day that the Jay-Z album "4:44" exits Tidal exclusivity, heavy Tidal promoter Kanye West has reportedly cut all ties to the streaming service.

Apple challenges Imagination's timeline, declares it stopped taking new IP in 2015

Friday July 07, 2017

Apple has apparently taken issue with Imagination Technologies statements against it, and now says that the GPU maker knew that Apple was cutting back on its technologies since 2015, well before the public declaration in the spring.

AppleInsider podcast talks Touch ID rumors, RED phone and a very expensive 'iPhone 8'

Friday July 07, 2017

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Neil and Victor talk about the 'will-they-won't-they' push pull on whether or not the rumoured 'iPhone 8' has Touch ID on the front, back, or not at all, the RED phone announcement, and the fear of a very expensive iPhone.

Samsung expects to break operating profit record in second quarter

Thursday July 06, 2017

Samsung on Friday local Korea time announced financial expectations for the second quarter of 2017, saying sales likely drove a 72 percent increase in operating profit compared to the same time last year.

Jawbone reportedly shuttering business amidst financial turmoil, new health startup to rise from ashes

Thursday July 06, 2017

Jawbone, once a serious competitor in the wearables market, has begun the process of liquidating its assets, according to multiple reports on Thursday.

Watch: iOS 11 adds Live Photos editing tools, new effects and more

Thursday July 06, 2017

Apple's iOS 11 will deliver a handful of new Live Photos editing tools and special effects when it launches this fall. Take an early look at the upcoming feature set in this AppleInsider video.

Apple's bug bounty program hindered by low payouts, report says

Thursday July 06, 2017

Apple's invite-only bug bounty program is off to a slow start as security researchers in search of high payouts are saving discovered exploits for high-price sales on the gray market.

Over 20 financial institutions in the U.S., Europe add support for Apple Pay

Thursday July 06, 2017

Apple added another 22 banks and credit unions to its roster of Apple Pay-supporting institutions in the United States, with the new additions to the collection joined by a number of European institutions.

Qualcomm asks ITC to block import and sale of Apple iPhone, iPad

Thursday July 06, 2017

As its legal fight with Apple intensifies, Qualcomm on Thursday said it plans to file a complaint with the U.S. International Trade Commission seeking an import and sales ban on iPhone and iPad models that allegedly infringe on six patents.

Apple releases fifth tvOS 10.2.2 developer beta to developers

Thursday July 06, 2017

On Thursday, much later than Apple's normal 10:00 a.m. Pacific time rollout, Apple made available its fifth beta of tvOS 10.2.2.

Microsoft cutting about 10 percent of its sales force in Azure cloud re-focus

Thursday July 06, 2017

Confirming earlier rumors, Microsoft has declared that it is cutting about 10 percent of its sales workforce in a refocus on how it sellsAzure and other related cloud services.

Red announces $1200 Hydrogen One smartphone with holographic screen coming in 2018

Thursday July 06, 2017

A new device from from high-end video camera producer Red has been announced, that if promises are kept, will be the first holographic display-equipped smartphone not requiring users to wear glasses or headsets for fill three-dimensional content viewing.

Just in time for 'Game of Thrones,' Hulu streaming service gains HBO & Cinemax add-ons

Thursday July 06, 2017

Streaming video service Hulu is giving its cord-cutting users more options of what to watch thanks to an agreement with Home Box Office, one which allows Hulu viewers to add the premium channels HBO and Cinemax to their subscriptions for an extra monthly fee.

Spanish media claims iPhone 6 with Secure Enclave unlocked by Cellebrite in course of investigation

Thursday July 06, 2017

Media reports are claiming that an iPhone 6 that was dredged out of the water in Spain has been unlocked by Cellebrite, and if accurate would be the first publicized report of Apple's Secure Enclave having been penetrated by third party hacking tools.

Nintendo Switch Online app coming to Apple's iPhone with 'Splatoon 2' on July 21

Thursday July 06, 2017

Rather than handling voice chat native on the Nintendo Switch game console, players will need to install a separate app on iOS or Android to chat with friends while playing team-based shooter "Splatoon 2."