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KGI: iPhone 7 demand has peaked, suppliers to revise down forecasts

Tuesday November 15, 2016

Though Apple is still showing shipment delays on iPhone 7 Plus orders -- and Jet Black iPhone 7 units -- noted KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo infers early buzz around Apple's latest flagship smartphone is flagging, and as such believes overall shipments have peaked.

TOMS launches Apple Watch straps featuring woven fabric, leather

Monday November 14, 2016

Shoe and accessories boutique TOMS on Monday announced a new line of Apple Watch straps featuring woven fabric and leather accents, with each purchase providing one year of solar light to people in need.

Apple picks top apps with Touch Bar support for new MacBook Pro

Monday November 14, 2016

Timed to coincide with deliveries of its new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar, Apple on Monday posted a special Mac App Store section dedicated to apps enhanced to support the laptop's Touch Bar, a unique feature that debuted with this year's release.

Apple exploring glasses wearable with potential AR technology, report says

Monday November 14, 2016

Adding to rumors that Apple will soon enter the augmented reality market, a report on Monday claims the company is working on a pair of "digital glasses" that overlays images and other useful information onto a user's field of vision.

Apple opens up Apple Pay donations to non-profit organizations

Monday November 14, 2016

Apple on Monday enabled the use of Apple Pay for donations to non-profit organizations, addressing a fundamental gap in the mobile payment platform.

New app 'Touche' simulates MacBook Pro Touch Bar on other Macs

Monday November 14, 2016

A developer called Red Sweater has released a free app, Touch, which can simulate the new MacBook Pro's Touch Bar even on older Mac models without the technology.

Apple seeds third developer betas of iOS 10.2, macOS 10.12.2 & tvOS 10.1

Monday November 14, 2016

Apple on Monday issued a third developer betas of iOS 10.2, macOS 10.12.2, and tvOS 10.1, as well as a second beta of Xcode 8.2.

MacMall has MacBook Pros with Touch Bar now shipping; grab one before they're gone

Monday November 14, 2016

Grab one while they last: MacMall on Monday became the first reseller to reflect availability of all 8 different retail configurations of Apple's Late 2016 MacBook Pros with Touch Bar, which the Apple authorized reseller will begin shipping out as soon as the next day. In addition to skipping the 4-5 week wait at Apple, MacMall is also knocking $15 to $34 off each model.

Google revamps Play Music with recommended playlists based on location, time & activity

Monday November 14, 2016

Google on Monday overhauled the interface for its on-demand streaming service, Play Music, with an emphasis on serving up playlists based on factors like location, activity, time of day, and even the weather.

Apple SVP Phil Schiller addresses Touch Bar, other MacBook Pro concerns

Monday November 14, 2016

In an interview, Apple Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing Phil Schiller further elaborates on Apple's reasoning behind the Touch Bar on the new MacBook Pro, why Apple hasn't gone to a full touch screen, and the USB-C connector.

Deals: $80 off Beats Solo3 Wireless Headphones; $270 off 2015 13" MacBook Pro; $20 off 128GB unlocked iPhone 7

Monday November 14, 2016

Shoppers this week can snap up a 13" MacBook Pro for $1,029.99 on eBay or pick up a pair of Beats Solo3 Wireless Headphones for $219.99 on Amazon. Unlocked 128GB iPhone 7s are also $20 off with no tax outside NJ, while B&H Photo has CTO 2016 13" MacBook Pros in stock with no tax outside NY.

Microsoft to bring Visual Studio to Mac later this week

Monday November 14, 2016

Microsoft is bringing its Visual Studio development tool to the Mac, launching it during this week's Connect() conference starting on Wednesday, according to a quickly deleted announcement.

Quick take video review: Apple's 15" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar is an exciting upgrade

Monday November 14, 2016

Apple's new 15-inch MacBook Pro is the lightest and thinnest professional-grade notebook ever from the company. It features a high-contrast wide color Retina display, improved speakers, a larger Force Touch trackpad, versatile expansion via USB-C and Thunderbolt 3, Touch ID, and it's the first device to sport the Touch Bar input row. If you're looking to buy, AppleInsider has you covered with everything you need to know in our video review.

Samsung buys Harman for $8B in deal that could pave way for 'Apple Car' competition

Monday November 14, 2016

Chief Apple rival Samsung Electronics on Monday announced plans to buy Harman International Industries for $8 billion, in a move that could signal its intention to compete against Apple and Google in smartcar technology.

Chinese state-run media promises consequences for Apple, others if Trump starts trade war

Monday November 14, 2016

China has threatened that a trade war against the country will result in more harm to the U.S., with a state-run paper threatening that the government will take "countermeasures" against Apple's iPhone and the automotive industry if an economic conflict comes to pass.

Review: Apple's late-2016 15" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar

Monday November 14, 2016

Apple's new Late 2016 15-inch MacBook Pro is the lightest and thinnest MacBook Pro ever, but unlike the company's earlier ultralight MacBook Air, it packs a fast, quad-core Intel CPU and a dedicated AMD Radeon Pro GPU along with 16GB of high speed RAM and other "pro" level niceties. After spending some time with the new flagship, AppleInsider came away impressed at what Apple was able to achieve.

Review: Apple's Late-2016 MacBook Pro without Touch Bar

Sunday November 13, 2016

Apple's new 13-inch MacBook Pro sans Touch Bar and Touch ID is in many ways an evolutionary update, offering would-be buyers a lightweight, relatively powerful portable rig with a beautiful Retina display and solid keyboard and trackpad. But is a major redesign and minor internal upgrades worth a starting price of $1,499?

First Apple MacBook Pro with Touch Bar orders shipped, arriving Monday

Saturday November 12, 2016

Customers are getting shipment notifications for the new MacBook Pro 13- and 15-inch models with Touch Bar, with some shipment tracking data showing arrivals as soon as Monday morning.

This week on AI: Refurb iPhones, Powerbeats3, first Touch Bar MacBook Pros get ready to ship & more

Saturday November 12, 2016

While Apple prepared its first shipments of Touch Bar-equipped MacBook Pros, it meanwhile launched its first refurbished iPhone sales in years, and Beats' Powerbeats3 headphones, which AppleInsider gave a first look.

Watch: Apple's 2016 13" MacBook Pro without Touch Bar vs. 2015 13" MacBook Air

Saturday November 12, 2016

With the launch of its new 13-inch MacBook Pro without Touch Bar, and subsequent 11-inch MacBook Air discontinuation, Apple appears to be drawing down the thin-and-light series in favor of more affordable pro laptops. To see how this plays out in real life, AppleInsider pit the new entry-level MacBook Pro against last year's 13-inch MacBook Air.