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2018

Inside Consumer Reports: Controversies surrounding the MacBook Pro and HomePod

Wednesday May 23, 2018

Enthusiasts have questioned Consumer Reports' assessments of Apple's products for many years. After looking at the test facilities, AppleInsider talked to Consumer Reports leaders about the various controversies of the past.

How to request your personal data using Apple's Data & Privacy portal

Wednesday May 23, 2018

Apple has just launched its Data and Privacy portal, enabling users to download a copy of their personal data held on Apple's servers. AppleInsider walks you through the process of requesting the data archive through the new online tool.

Foxconn's Wisconsin plant could make Apple iPhone and Mac displays after all

Wednesday May 23, 2018

Originally intended to churn out larger displays for products like TVs, Foxconn's upcoming $10 billion Wisconsin factory may actually turn to making small- to medium-sized panels for the likes of Apple and automakers in a bid to cut costs, a report claimed on Wednesday.

Apple's Federighi promises APFS boot support for Mac Fusion Drives 'very soon'

Wednesday May 23, 2018

Apple will have news on APFS for the Fusion Drives in Macs "very soon," according to the company's software engineering head, Craig Federighi.

Apple's new Data & Privacy portal lets European users download stored personal data

Wednesday May 23, 2018

Apple has made it easier for its customers to download all of their personal data stored on the company's servers, with a new Data and Privacy portal offering users also offering ways to correct personal information collected by Apple, and to deactivate or delete their account completely.

Apple's MacBook butterfly switch keyboards target of second class action complaint

Wednesday May 23, 2018

Customer complaints over Apple's butterfly keyboard have again turned into legal action, with a class action lawsuit filed in California court on Tuesday claiming the company sold, and continues to sell, a product known to be defective.

Apple partner TSMC begins mass production of 7nm processors for next-generation iPhone

Tuesday May 22, 2018

Apple's system-on-chip manufacturing partner TSMC is churning out next-generation 7-nanometer "A12" processors that will power iPhones expected to launch later this year, according to a report on Tuesday.

FBI reportedly inflated statistics on encrypted cellphone threat

Tuesday May 22, 2018

The FBI has for months bemoaned the threat encrypted cellphones pose to ongoing investigations, saying investigators were locked out of some 7,800 devices last year. A new report, however, claims the agency's figures are grossly inflated.

Wish list: Nine features we want to see in an iMac refresh at WWDC 2018

Tuesday May 22, 2018

At last years' WWDC in June, Apple refreshed its iMac line, and the same thing could happen again during this year's annual conference. With less than two weeks left until the big day, here's our wishlist of things we want to see in any 2018 iMacs that may make an appearance.

Apple to live stream WWDC 2018 keynote on June 4

Tuesday May 22, 2018

As it has done in years past, Apple will present live streaming coverage of the Worldwide Developers Conference 2018 keynote event, offering those unable to attend a glimpse at this year's upcoming software platform updates.

Why Google IO 2018 squandered AI leadership to focus on copying Apple's innovations

Tuesday May 22, 2018

Google appears to have a formidable lead in developing "smart services," including intelligent search, voice assistance, map routing, imaging and other app features powered by artificial intelligence. Yet at its annual Google IO developer conference, the company failed to show developers how this edge would do much for them, given that most Android devices aren't updated and that Google's own updated, premium-priced Android devices aren't selling.

YubiKey NEO's physical NFC key can now unlock apps on iPhone 7 & later

Tuesday May 22, 2018

Taking advantage of the more open NFC access on iPhones made possible with iOS 11, Yubico has announced that its physical YubiKey NEO authentication key can now be used to unlock compatible iOS apps.

'Once Upon a Time' co-creators join Apple's 'Amazing Stories' reboot as new showrunners

Tuesday May 22, 2018

Apple's reboot of anthology series "Amazing Stories" has two new showrunners, joining three months after the original showrunner left the production.

Legrand Radiant Wireless Charger offers in-wall power for Apple's iPhone 8 & iPhone X

Tuesday May 22, 2018

The newest twist on charging the iPhone 8 and X is the Legrand Radiant Wireless Charger, a wall outlet with a built-in Qi-compatible charging pad.

Grab up to a $25 cash bonus on Apple trade-ins ahead of WWDC 2018

Tuesday May 22, 2018

As WWDC 2018 approaches, now is the time to lock in a price for your used MacBook or iPhone. Take advantage of a $15 to $25 cash bonus on top of competitive rates at Gazelle, and secure a 30-day price lock ahead of anticipated new hardware.

Belkin intros Lightning to headphone jack cable for iPhone 7 and newer

Tuesday May 22, 2018

Accessory maker Belkin on Tuesday launched a straightforward 3.5mm-to-Lightning audio cable, offering a way for owners of recent iPhones to connect to 3.5-millimeter headphones and speakers.

Apple confirms WWDC 2018 keynote for June 4 at 10 a.m.

Tuesday May 22, 2018

Apple on Tuesday issued press invitations to this year's Worldwide Developers Conference keynote, scheduled for June 4 at 10 a.m. at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose.

Starbucks app ahead of Apple Pay in U.S. mobile payment user adoption

Tuesday May 22, 2018

Starbucks may be leading Apple in the U.S. mobile payments market with the coffee chain said to have more users who made a payment using its app than Apple Pay.

Last call: Apple's 2017 13" MacBook Pro with 256GB SSD on sale for $1,269 ($230 off) with no tax in most states

Tuesday May 22, 2018

Today is the last day to snap up the lowest price available on Apple's current Mid 2017 13-inch MacBook Pro. Equipped with a 256GB SSD, this MacBook Pro also qualifies for free expedited shipping with no tax collected in most states. Request an exclusive, one-time use promo code today.

Inside Consumer Reports: How iPhone, iPad, Mac, and HomePod testing is performed

Tuesday May 22, 2018

After years of controversies over Consumer Reports' assessments of Apple products, AppleInsider paid a visit to the organization's headquarters for an inside look at the testing process.