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2018

Here we go again: Apple's iPhone battery service terms igniting complaints from users

Wednesday May 02, 2018

A report from the BBC complains that Apple isn't replacing the battery on some iPhones with damage, re-launching ridiculous complaints that the company won't fix everything put in front of them.

Hulu to finally offer offline viewing on iPhones & iPads within next year

Wednesday May 02, 2018

Catching up with Netflix and Amazon Prime Video, Hulu will enable offline video caching sometime within the next year, the company revealed at a Wednesday event in New York City.

Analysts cite robust iPhone X demand, continued services growth as highlights of earnings

Wednesday May 02, 2018

With Apple's March quarter results quieting naysayers, at least for the time being, analysts have started to react to the company's blockbuster second quarter earnings.

Nokia to sell off failed health division to Withings co-founder

Wednesday May 02, 2018

Finland's Nokia is abandoning its foray into health hardware and services, selling off that unit to Eric Carreel -- one of the founders of Withings, which was acquired just two years ago to form the core of the division.

Why was iPhone X so successful at $999 despite a mountain of false reporting?

Wednesday May 02, 2018

Reporting by Bloomberg, the Wall Street Journal and Japan's Nikkei created and perpetuated an absurd fiction that Apple's iPhone X was a "disappointing," "overpriced" product with "weak" sales, when it reality it remained Apple's most popular iPhone every week this quarter across 14 percent growth in iPhone sales in a business where no other company "mostly" sells their most expensive flagships, and where overall demand for smartphones is actually shrinking globally.

Architect of Apple's successful renewable energy program lands at electric motor firm

Tuesday May 01, 2018

Mike Petouhoff, who helped Apple reach a lofty 100 percent renewable energy goal as the company's Global Energy Team Leader, has joined Software Motor Company to help build a new breed of highly efficient electric motor.

Apple meets with California DMV officials to discuss autonomous vehicles

Tuesday May 01, 2018

A handful of high-ranking California Department of Motor Vehicles officials met with Apple employees in April to discuss facets of the company's ongoing autonomous car program, according to a report on Tuesday.

First look: Oculus Go, Facebook's standalone, iPhone-compatible VR headset

Tuesday May 01, 2018

Facebook on Tuesday issued a surprise by announcing the immediate launch of its new Oculus Go standalone VR headset, which also boasts iPhone connectivity. AppleInsider got its hands on one of the first units, and offers a closer look.

Apple's services business continues monster growth, revenues up 31 percent in record-breaking March quarter

Tuesday May 01, 2018

Apple posted $9.19 billion in services revenue over the course of its second fiscal quarter of 2018, a figure up 31 percent year-over-year. The massive uptick doubles services revenue recorded just four years ago.

Notes of interest from Apple's Q2 2018 conference call

Tuesday May 01, 2018

Apple set a new high for the March quarter on the back of a premium-priced iPhone lineup anchored by iPhone X, as well as continued growth in the services segment. Following the publication of its first fiscal quarter 2018 results, the company provided additional detail on the record-setting performance in an earnings conference call.

Apple Pay coming to Norway, Poland and Ukraine later this year

Tuesday May 01, 2018

Continuing a gradual global expansion, Apple Pay will arrive in Norway, Poland, and Ukraine within the next several months, Apple CEO Tim Cook disclosed on Tuesday.

Apple's wearable division now the size of a Fortune 300 company

Tuesday May 01, 2018

Apple's wearable division, which is made up by the Apple Watch, Beats headphones, and AirPods, is up nearly 50 percent year over year, with CEO Tim Cook calling it the size of a Fortune 300 company.

Tim Cook debunks rumors of slow iPhone X sales

Tuesday May 01, 2018

After weeks of handwringing over what Apple would announce in relation to iPhone X demand, CEO Tim Cook put the rumors of a "dead" release to rest in one fell swoop.

Apple plans new $100B share buyback program, raises dividends by 16 percent

Tuesday May 01, 2018

Apple's board of directors has approved a $100 billion share buyback, as well as 16 percent jump in its quarterly dividend payments.

Apple reports best March quarter ever with $61.1B in revenue, 52.2M iPhone sales

Tuesday May 01, 2018

Apple on Tuesday revealed its second quarter results of fiscal year 2018, earning $61.1 billion in revenue, and an earnings-per-share of $2.73 again showing year-on-year growth, with the average selling price of the iPhone staying high above $700.

What's new in iOS 11.4 beta 3: auto-updating volume icon and 3D Touch fixes

Tuesday May 01, 2018

As iOS 11.4 gets closer to its eventual release, fewer and fewer new features make an appearance in each iterative beta. The third incarnation of iOS 11.4 beta contains only two real user-facing differences worth exploring, relating to volume control and 3D Touch.

Apple's rumored Conde Nast purchase bid would further amplify Apple News

Tuesday May 01, 2018

Rumors suggest that Apple may be looking to boost Apple News content with a purchase of magazine publisher Conde Nast, the owner of Vanity Fair, The New Yorker, and Wired.

B&H has Macs on sale for as low as $399 with no tax in most states

Tuesday May 01, 2018

Those looking for the cheapest prices on 13-inch MacBooks can save $150 to $230 on 2017 Air and Pro models this week. The popular $399 Mac mini deal is also back while supplies last -- all with no tax in most states.

Oculus Go virtual reality headset starts shipping for $199 in 23 countries

Tuesday May 01, 2018

The FaceBook-owned Oculus has started shipping the Go, a low-cost virtual reality headset that works without needing to be connected to a smartphone, Mac, or Windows PC, with the entry-level head-mounted display available to purchase in North America today.

Apple issues third developer betas of iOS 11.4, macOS 10.13.5, tvOS 11.4 & watchOS 4.3.1

Tuesday May 01, 2018

Arriving approximately two weeks after the second betas were seeded, Apple has released its third developer betas of iOS 11.4, macOS 10.13.5, tvOS 11.4, and watchOS 4.3.1 for testing.