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2017

Apple's Siri instrumental in rescue of sick teen following Hurricane Harvey devastation

Monday September 04, 2017

A pair of calls to the U.S. Coast Guard through Apple's Siri ultimately resulted in the rescue of a critically ill teenager in Texas, after the flooding encroached upon her home and forced the family to the roof.

Apple pulls ProTube from App Store following complaints by Google's YouTube

Monday September 04, 2017

Despite it being available for nearly three years, Apple has removed a popular alternative YouTube client -- ProTube -- from the App Store, allegedly bowing to pressure by Google.

South Korean court rejects Qualcomm request to suspend $912M antitrust ruling

Monday September 04, 2017

In a move likely to aid Apple, a South Korean court has turned down a Qualcomm motion to suspend a December order by the Korea Fair Trade Commission, which leveled a $912.34 million fine against the chipmaker and directed it to fix how it handles patent licensing and chip sales.

Prolific leaker claims 'iPhone 8' will cost between $999 and $1199, depending on configuration

Monday September 04, 2017

One of the more visible sources of "iPhone 8" rumors has chimed in on the price of the device, claiming that a 64-gigabyte configuration will cost $999 -- with the rumored 512-gigabyte version retailing for $1,199.

Tim Cook tweets support for Apple's 250 'Dreamers'

Sunday September 03, 2017

Apple CEO Tim Cook has taken to Twitter to continue spreading his message of support for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, posting that he stands with the 250 "Dreamers" employed by the company who are able to work for Apple via the immigration initiative.

Hands On: Lucidchart online service for macOS and iOS reminiscent of MacDraw II

Sunday September 03, 2017

Lucidchart brings rapid diagrams and flowcharts to Mac and iOS, in an interface that should feel very comfortable to old-time Mac users familiar with the classic MacDraw II or Microsoft Vizio.

Introversion's 'Prison Architect' lands on the Mac App Store, Feral ships 'XCOM 2: War of the Chosen' expansion on macOS

Sunday September 03, 2017

The incarceration sandbox game 'Prison Architect' has tunneled itself into the Mac App Store, at the same time as Feral Interactive releases the 'War of the Chosen' expansion for 'XCOM 2' for macOS.

Lowest Price Ever: Apple's 15" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar for $1,799 ($600 off) with no tax in 48 states

Sunday September 03, 2017

B&H Photo is exclusively offering AppleInsider readers $600 off Apple's Late 2016 15-inch MacBook Pro (2.6GHz, 16GB, 256GB, Radeon 450) in Space Gray or Silver. At $1,799 with free expedited shipping, this deal provides shoppers with the lowest price available from an Apple authorized reseller with no tax outside NY and NJ.

Apple HomePod generates tones for device pairing, setup

Saturday September 02, 2017

When Apple's HomePod launches later this year, users will be able to take advantage of an automated pairing and setup process triggered by a special tone generated by the speaker and subsequently detected by a host iPhone.

Apple's 'iPhone 8' may allow triggering Siri by holding sleep/wake button

Saturday September 02, 2017

To get around the absence of a physical home button, the "iPhone 8" may let people trigger Siri by holding down the sleep/wake button when they're not using "Hey Siri."

The iPhone ecosystem needs strength training accessories - especially from Apple

Saturday September 02, 2017

For people into running and other cardio activities, there's a plethora of apps and accessories available in the iPhone ecosystem. So why are major accessory makers -- including Apple -- largely ignoring strength training?

This week on AI: Apple's Sept. 12 'iPhone 8' event, TV ambitions, Hurricane Harvey relief & more

Saturday September 02, 2017

Most of the rumors should come to an end soon, as Apple has finally set a date for its fall press event -- Sept. 12. Of course talk about the "iPhone 8's" features and even its name continued this week, joined by current events and word of the company's video plans.

Deutsche Bank drops last BlackBerrys to standardize on iOS

Friday September 01, 2017

After many years of allowing its employees to replace their corporate-assigned BlackBerry phones with iPhones under a "Bring Your Own Device" policy, Germany's Deutsche Bank is finally officially phasing out all of its BlackBerry devices for new Apple gear.

Leaked doc shows what is & isn't covered in Apple's iPhone warranty repairs

Friday September 01, 2017

A copy of a "Visual/Mechanical Inspection Guide" has reportedly leaked online, giving a behind-the-scenes glimpse at what Apple will and won't cover under an iPhone's warranty.

Neato Botvac D7 Connected smart home vacuum enhances iPhone, Apple Watch command options

Friday September 01, 2017

The new Neatmo Botvac D7 Connected and a concurrent software update allows users with an iPhone and Apple Watch to configure when to clean -- plus when and where not to.

Labor Day Deals: 13" MacBook Pro for $1,199 ($300 off); $200-$700 off 15" MacBook Pros; 13" Touch Bar $1,599; $200 off 27" iMac 5Ks

Friday September 01, 2017

Holiday weekend deals are in full swing with instant and coupon savings on 13- and 15-inch MacBook Pros, as well as Mid 2017 27-inch iMac 5Ks. Each system ships for free with no sales tax on orders shipped outside NY and NJ as well.

Rumors rename 'iPhone 7s' to 'iPhone 8,' leaving moniker for Apple's $1000+ OLED model up for debate

Friday September 01, 2017

A pair of reports from differing sources claim that Apple has allegedly shifted branding of the 2017 iPhones, with the "iPhone 7s" family now being called the "iPhone 8" -- but the name of the high-end OLED device is in conflict between the two sources.

High Sierra beta 9 available for developer testing, one day after last iOS 11 & tvOS 11 update

Friday September 01, 2017

Apple makes the ninth developer beta of High Sierra available four days after its last update, and one day after iOS 11 and tvOS 11 releases.

Apple closing Simi Valley store with no replacement ahead of 'iPhone 8' launch

Friday September 01, 2017

Apple will close its Simi Valley, Calif. store on Sept. 15, the company has announced, despite an iPhone launch likely happening as little as a week or so later.

Video: Everything you can do with the Apple Pencil

Friday September 01, 2017

The Apple Pencil for iPad Pro brings about a number of new ways of using and interacting with Apple's touchscreen tablet. AppleInsider brings you up to speed on everything it can do, including unique use cases, and new features coming in iOS 11.