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2018

Ill-informed YouTuber bemoans Apple repair policies after breaking iMac Pro

Wednesday April 18, 2018

A YouTube video is generating over a million views and myriad social media complaints about Apple "refusing" to fix an iMac Pro destroyed after taken apart for a video -- but the creators are short on specifics, and profoundly lacking an understanding of how the system works.

Apple's 2019 Mac Pro: eight things we want to see

Wednesday April 18, 2018

Apple has teased users for over a year about a major revamp of the Mac Pro. A new and improved model, meant to usurp the "thermally challenged" cylindrical Mac Pro that debuted years ago is coming in 2019, and this got us thinking about what we hope to see when Apple finally ships.

Apple's iPhone holds crown for owner loyalty, as Samsung retains lead in U.S. smartphone activations

Wednesday April 18, 2018

Despite the Apple loyalty hitting a high, the March launch of the Galaxy S9 and S9+ helped propel Samsung ahead of Apple in U.S. smartphone activations during the last quarter, a reversal of what happened during the holiday period.

Apple support site issue preventing users from booking Genius Bar visits at Apple stores [u]

Wednesday April 18, 2018

A number of Apple customers are not able make appointments for the Genius Bar, with reports users unable to reserve a spot for support at their local Apple Retail outlet, a problem that Apple is working to fix as soon as possible. [Updated]

Apple's iPhone 'Do Not Disturb While Driving' feature helping to reduce dangerous habits

Wednesday April 18, 2018

A study found smartphone use while driving continues to be an issue in the United States, but Apple's introduction of Do Not Disturb While Driving last year has made a small difference, reducing the amount of iPhone use while at the wheel by approximately 8 percent.

iOS release of 'Fortnite' rakes in over $25M in first 30 days

Wednesday April 18, 2018

Epic Games' "Fortnite" -- a free-to-play third-person shooter, which took off after adding a battle royale mode copying "PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds" -- amassed over $25 million in its first 30 days after being ported to iOS devices, according to research data shared this week.

Apple Music expected to grow 40% annually for next three years, drive Services growth

Wednesday April 18, 2018

An analyst predicts that Apple Music's dramatic growth over the next three years will be another major factor driving services revenue upward, but may push down overall margins.

Probable 'iPhone SE 2' exposed by European regulatory agency

Wednesday April 18, 2018

Apple may be close to announcing a follow-up to the iPhone SE, after the discovery of a regulatory filing reveals details and images for unannounced mobile devices from Apple, effectively confirming new iPhones will be on the way in the near future.

Apple iOS App Store is trouncing Google Play in services, subscriptions

Wednesday April 18, 2018

Apple's U.S. customers installed 45 new iPhone apps in 2017, a growth of 10 percent over last year, while Services revenue from In-App Purchases and Subscriptions expanded by 23 percent--driven by games, music and video streaming and dating services. And overall, Apple's U.S. App Store customers drove significantly higher revenue per user ($58) than Google Play ($38).

Dropbox gets drag and drop support for iPad in latest update

Wednesday April 18, 2018

Dropbox updated its iOS app on Tuesday with a few new features suited for iOS 11's iPad-centric features, including the ability to drag and drop files between folders and other apps.

Apple's Chinese sales at risk after FCC forwards security ban targeting Huawei, ZTE

Tuesday April 17, 2018

Apple could soon find itself caught in the middle of a quickly escalating trade skirmish between the U.S. and China. The U.S. Federal Communications Commission on Tuesday moved forward with plans to limit sales of certain Chinese telecommunications products, a move that leaves America's high-tech industry open to tit-for-tat retaliations.

Winners of the BlackPods customized AirPods giveaway announced [Angela M. and Sally J.]

Tuesday April 17, 2018

AppleInsider would like to congratulate the winners of our latest giveaway, Angela M. and Sally J., each of whom will receive a pair of BlackPods premium customized AirPods.

First look: Sonnet's eGFX Breakaway Puck RX570 delivers on-the-go graphics power to MacBook Pro

Tuesday April 17, 2018

The Sonnet eGFX Breakaway Puck packs a Radeon RX570 GPU inside a portable, Thunderbolt 3-compatible package, offering MacBook users a take-anywhere graphics boost.

Watch: iPhone X vs. Galaxy S9 Plus battery life compared

Tuesday April 17, 2018

Continuing the comparison between Apple's iPhone X and Samsung's Galaxy S9 Plus, AppleInsider pitted the flagship smartphones against each other in a number of battery life tests, to see which can last the longest. Can the battery in Apple's premium device out-last its main rival?

IRS digital tax filing systems mostly down as midnight deadline approaches [u]

Tuesday April 17, 2018

The Internal Revenue Service's electronic filing system has failed for reasons unknown, and the agency has been attempting to solve the problem for nearly eight hours with no success.

How to annotate screenshots with Markup on the iPhone or iPad

Tuesday April 17, 2018

If you need to help someone use an app on an iPhone or iPad, it is sometimes better to show where or how to perform an action than to verbally explain it. AppleInsider explains how to take advantage of the Markup tools built into iOS to illustrate to another person what to do via annotated screenshots.

Apple issues second beta of macOS High Sierra 10.13.5 to developers for testing

Tuesday April 17, 2018

Following the release of the latest crop of iOS-derived betas on Friday, Apple on Tuesday issued its second beta of macOS 10.13.5 to developers.

AirPort Express Wi-Fi router removed from Home app in iOS 11.4 beta, AirPlay 2 support in doubt

Tuesday April 17, 2018

The AirPort Express is no longer showing up in the Home app for users on the latest iOS 11.4 beta, casting doubt that it will be updated to use as an AirPlay 2 target.

Apple to expand AI and machine learning office in Seattle, making room for 475 people

Tuesday April 17, 2018

Apple is reportedly on the verge of moving into another floor at Seattle's Two Union Square, giving the company a presence on five floors of the skyscraper.

Apple Deals: 2017 13" Touch Bar for $1,599; 27" iMac 5K on sale for $1,649; $250 off premium Radeon 560 15" MacBook Pro

Tuesday April 17, 2018

Fresh Apple deals have landed this week, and shoppers can save $200 on Apple's current Mid 2017 13" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar or $150 on the 27" iMac 5K with no tax in most states. Apple's high-end 15" MacBook Pro is also on sale for $2,549, a discount of $250 off retail.