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2018

Mac, iPhone highly preferred over Windows or Android by employees, survey says

Thursday April 26, 2018

A report by enterprise device management company Jamf found that more companies are allowing their employees to choose their own computers and mobile devices than ever before -- and the majority of them are choosing Macs, iPads and iPhones.

Proposed EU rules could require Apple to explain App Store rankings, defend take from subscriptions

Thursday April 26, 2018

The European Union on Thursday proposed a new set of laws governing platform holders like Apple, Amazon, and Google, intended to improve transparency and non-discrimination in relation to the smaller businesses that depend on them.

HomeKit support now available in four more GE air conditioning window units

Thursday April 26, 2018

There are more options for GE air conditioning units compatible with HomeKit than first thought, as the electronics giant has confirmed other models in its AC range support Apple's smart home platform alongside the AHP08LX Energy Star 115 volt Electronic Room Air Conditioner that shipped earlier this week.

Alleged 'iPhone SE 2' with glass back & headphone jack spotted in new pictures

Thursday April 26, 2018

Images claimed to be first real-world photos of the "iPhone SE 2" may suggest that Apple is bringing some touches of the iPhone 8 to the device, but not all of them.

Paid as a brand ambassador by Huawei, Wonder Woman star Gal Gadot tweets from iPhone

Thursday April 26, 2018

Huawei paid Gal Gadot to tweet out her affection for its Mate 10 Pro smartphone, but the Wonder Woman star sent it via her iPhone, the latest in a long line of celebrity endorsements for Android that revealed they were really iOS users.

Apple exploring use of eye-tracking technology in VR and AR headsets

Thursday April 26, 2018

Apple has considered ways to detect the eye movements of the wearer of a head-mounted display, such as the company's long-rumored augmented reality headset, one that uses a system of cameras and mirrors to work out the direction of the user's gaze while looking at virtual environments.

Apple grew 32% YoY in China's shrinking phone market due to "strong performance of iPhone X"

Thursday April 26, 2018

China's smartphone market suffered its worst decline ever in the March quarter--an 8 percent YoY drop in unit sales--but Apple still managed to achieve 32 percent growth, directly attributed to "strong performance of its iPhone X."

Bloomberg butchers Samsung OLED statements to portray iPhone X as weak

Thursday April 26, 2018

Bloomberg is taking full advantage of Apple's quiet period in the week before its earnings release to issues a series of reports suggesting data points that could possibly be used to support its narrative that demand is somehow "weak" for the most profitable, attention-getting smartphone in the world--even as other vendors scramble to copy its looks and features.

Qualcomm proposes new licensing terms to lure in customers

Thursday April 26, 2018

Qualcomm in an earnings conference call on Wednesday showed rare willingness to modify its patent licensing policies, a core segment of its business that sparked a court battle with Apple and government investigations into potentially anticompetitive practices.

Samsung reports weak demand for OLED displays used in iPhone X

Thursday April 26, 2018

Samsung Electronics reported positive quarterly profits on Wednesday, its fourth consecutive period of massive record gains, but warned of slow growth due to weaker than expected demand for smartphone OLED panels like those supplied to Apple for iPhone X.

Qualcomm to remain iPhone modem supplier in 2018, but will see orders reduced to 30%

Wednesday April 25, 2018

Recent rumors suggest Apple is planning to remove longtime partner Qualcomm from its iPhone supply chain in favor of industry rival Intel, but according to a new report the switch will not be completed in full this year.

Sonos reveals which of its speakers will get AirPlay 2 support

Wednesday April 25, 2018

Ahead of Apple's official AirPlay 2 launch, Sonos this week provided additional details as to which speaker models will gain initial support the forthcoming wireless protocol.

Libratone TRACK+ wireless headphones pair svelte design and adaptive noise canceling with premium audio

Wednesday April 25, 2018

Libratone TRACK+ wireless headphones make a bold statement with a smooth, modern design and an audio profile to match, with an adaptive noise cancellation feature so good, that makes it hard to live without.

Trump and Cook talked trade in Oval Office meeting

Wednesday April 25, 2018

In what is being described as "a good meeting" by White House staff, President Donald Trump on Wednesday invited Apple CEO Tim Cook to talk trade in a closed-door confab.

Apple TV viewing hours surged 709 percent in March quarter

Wednesday April 25, 2018

Video streaming on the Apple TV rocketed higher during the March quarter, with viewing hours up 709 percent year-over-year, according to newly published research data.

Bandsintown for iPhone adds Apple Music streaming through MusicKit

Wednesday April 25, 2018

Concert-finding app Bandsintown has officially launched native Apple Music streaming, made possible through the use of Apple's MusicKit framework.

Defending Tim Cook: Why Apple remains in good hands

Wednesday April 25, 2018

Despite recent stock woes and the rough HomePod launch, Tim Cook has represented Apple well in his time at the helm, and blaming him for not being Steve Jobs is pointless, and ignores the new realities surrounding Apple that have developed in the last five years.

iOS 11 now installed on 76% of compatible devices, up 11% since January

Wednesday April 25, 2018

New adoption statistics for iOS published on Apple's developer website reveal iOS 11 is installed on 76 percent of all compatible iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch models, a share that has increased by 11 percent since the start of this year.

Apple supplier comments not likely to affect long-term financial prognosis, Gene Munster suggests

Wednesday April 25, 2018

Negative comments from two Apple suppliers about the next iPhone generation could hamper investor expectations for the next quarter, suggests Gene Munster of Loup Ventures, but predictable iPhone sales make this only a near-term risk instead of a long-term problem.

Amazon unveils $79 Echo Dot Kids Edition, shipments start in May

Wednesday April 25, 2018

Amazon seeks to widen its smart speaker lead with a new product intended for children's use, that comes pre-packed with parental controls, and access to some of Amazon's subscription services included in the purchase price.