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2017

'Can't Stop, Won't Stop: A Bad Boy Story' arrives on Apple Music to poor reviews

Monday June 26, 2017

Apple Music-Exclusive documentary on Bad Boy Records --"Can't Stop, Won't Stop" has been released, but early reception to the film appears to be not good.

2017 MacBook Pro Deals: 13" for $1,229 ($70 off); 13" Touch Bar for $1,704 ($95 off); 15" for $2,379 ($120 off) w/ no tax in 48 states

Monday June 26, 2017

Adorama this week is offering AI readers an additional $50 to $100 off popular Mid 2017 13- and 15-inch MacBook Pro configurations in Space Gray with our exclusive promo code. On top of the instant and coupon savings, the Apple authorized reseller will not collect sales tax on orders shipped outside NY and NJ -- and shipping is free.

$18 billion deal for Toshiba's memory division further challenged by Western Digital

Monday June 26, 2017

Extending the saga even further, Western Digital has notified Toshiba's board of directors that it formally opposes Toshiba's sale of its memory division to any group that has ties to its primary competitor SK Hynix -- and the favored consortium is relying on funding from it.

PSA: There are not (yet) any Retina-caliber external displays compatible with Apple's eGPU support in macOS High Sierra

Monday June 26, 2017

In yet another likely reason that external graphics card support for Mac will not exit beta until 2018, there are not any external monitors currently on the market, compatible with macOS High Sierra's eGPU feature, that match the pixel density of Apple's own Retina displays.

Apple's first 'Assembled in India' iPhone SE models go on sale in limited run

Monday June 26, 2017

The first iPhone SE models built in India -- by Apple partner Wistron -- are now on sale in various cities around the country such as Bengaluru, according to local reports.

New video features Scott Forstall, Tony Fadell, Greg Christie discussing early iPhone development

Monday June 26, 2017

Celebrations of the tenth anniversary of the iPhone continue, with former Apple executives Scott Forstall, Tony Fadell and Greg Christie discussing the early iPhone development process in a new interview.

Apple's Tim Cook, other CEOs meet with India's Prime Minister in Washington

Sunday June 25, 2017

Apple CEO Tim Cook was reportedly one of 21 U.S. corporate leaders who attended a roundtable with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Washington, D.C. on Sunday.

Review: Linksys Velop mesh networking kit delivers strong Wi-Fi despite setup quirks

Sunday June 25, 2017

Continuing AppleInsider's quest to find the perfect mesh networking hardware, this week we take a closer look at Linksys' entry, a three-tower setup named Velop.

New Apple Park drone footage shows more landscaping, lights on in Steve Jobs Theater

Saturday June 24, 2017

A newly-published video shows that while construction and landscaping work is at an advanced stage at Apple Park, it remains underway, particularly at some satellite buildings including the Steve Jobs Theater.

Review: 2017 MacBook Pro fulfills the promise of the line's redesign

Saturday June 24, 2017

At the WWDC, Apple took the opportunity to toss the new Kaby Lake i7 processor into the the redesigned 2016 MacBook Pro chassis. If you liked the 2016 but didn't jump, you'll be even happier with the 2017.

This week on AI: 12.9" iPad Pro & 5K iMac reviewed, Cook meets with Trump, 'iPhone 8' rumors & more

Saturday June 24, 2017

As Apple CEO Tim Cook attended a tech summit with U.S. President Donald Trump, the rest of the company was preparing upgraded betas of iOS 11, macOS High Sierra, watchOS 4, and tvOS 11. More rumors meanwhile emerged about the iMac Pro and the "iPhone 8," and AppleInsider got a chance to put Apple's new 12.9-inch iPad Pro and 27-inch 5K iMac through their paces.

Apple hires head of Stanford's digital health initiative

Friday June 23, 2017

Apple is moving forward with efforts to build out its health products team with the recent hire of a top Stanford doctor who headed up the university's own digital health initiative.

Google pledges to stop scanning emails in Gmail for personalized ads

Friday June 23, 2017

Advertising giant Google announced on Friday that later this year it will no longer scan user emails for personalized ads in its free Gmail service, stamping out a policy that has long rankled privacy advocates.

Proposed Italian consumer protection law unlikely to have any effect on Apple's iPhone sales

Friday June 23, 2017

Hyperbolic Italian press reports notwithstanding, a controversial law proposed in Italy granting the users to use open-source software intended to grant rights to users will have little to no effect on Apple, according to AppleInsider sources.

YouTube TV comes to 10 more US markets like Atlanta, Houston & Miami

Friday June 23, 2017

YouTube TV -- Google's recently-launched live streaming service -- will soon expand to 10 more U.S. urban markets, the company announced this week.

Deals: $200-$345 off 2016 12" MacBooks; 2017 27" iMac 5K for $1,699 ($100 off); $70 off 2017 13" MacBook Air

Friday June 23, 2017

Apple authorized resellers are slashing prices on new and closeout hardware heading into the last weekend in June. Save $200 to $345 on 2016 12" MacBooks with no tax outside NY and NJ. Or snap up a 2017 27" iMac at $100 off. Apple's 2017 13" Air with 256GB of storage is also $1,129 ($70 off).

Tesla in talks for own music service, skipping likes of Apple Music & Spotify - report

Friday June 23, 2017

Tesla is allegedly in talks with major record labels, hoping to offer its own streaming music service for owners of vehicles like the Model 3 and Model S -- apparently skipping default integration of options like Apple Music, Pandora, or Spotify.

Apple UK offers iTunes charity cover of 'Bridge Over Troubled Water' for Grenfell victims

Friday June 23, 2017

Apple's U.K. website is promoting a new charity single on iTunes, proceeds from which will go to help support people impacted by the Grenfell Tower fire in London, which is believed to have killed some 79 people and left many homeless or destitute.

Foxconn CEO insists that his investment group still has '50% chance' of landing Toshiba deal

Friday June 23, 2017

Refuting speculation that the deal to buy Toshiba's memory division is effectively done. Foxconn Chairman Terry Gou declared on Friday that he expects that his company still has a '"50 percent chance" of winning.

AppleInsider podcast discusses Apple's new iMacs & iPad Pros, Apple Watch & health, Amazon

Friday June 23, 2017

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Neil and Victor review the latest Apple hardware, discuss Apple Watch and what it could mean to be at the center of health, and also where Amazon could go based on buying Whole Foods.