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2017

Apple launches new series of iPad Pro ads as anticipated hardware refresh looms

Friday February 17, 2017

Apple on Friday released four new commercials for the iPad Pro, coming amidst several rumors that the company is planning to update the iPad lineup within a matter of months.

Hands on: D-Link Omna 180, the first Apple HomeKit security camera

Friday February 17, 2017

This week, accessory maker D-Link began shipping the Omna 180, the first security camera on the market boasting compatibility with Apple's HomeKit line of smart home accessories. AppleInsider offers a closer look at the new hardware that can keep your home safe.

Confide app used by White House staff not as secure as claimed, report suggests

Friday February 17, 2017

Confide -- a messaging app being used by some White House staff and reporters, and available for Apple's iPhone and Mac among other platforms -- may not be sufficiently secure, according to a new report.

Supply chain expects 49.5M iPhone sales in Q2, profits retained by high ASP until 'iPhone 8'

Friday February 17, 2017

A recent analyst report suggests that Apple will see a slight drop in iPhone sales from 2016 for the next two quarters, but profits will be relatively unaffected because of the continued consumer interest in the iPhone 7 Plus.

Samsung chief Jay Y. Lee arrested for part in South Korean corruption scandal

Friday February 17, 2017

The acting head of the Samsung Group, Jay Y. Lee, was arrested on Friday by police in South Korea, taken into custody hours after a warrant for his arrest was approved by the country's Central District Court.

Bomb threat forces evacuation of Apple's flagship Australian store

Friday February 17, 2017

Apple's flagship Australian store was briefly evacuated mid-day on Friday, in what appears to have been a response to a bomb threat, according to local media reports.

AppleInsider podcast talks about 'iPhone 8' function area, fake news, BeatsX and more

Friday February 17, 2017

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Mikey and Victor talk about an 'iPhone 8' with no home button, Malware on the Mac, Apple's effort to fight fake news, and more.

Apple to begin iPhone SE production in India this April, report says

Friday February 17, 2017

Apple's first "made in India" device will be the iPhone SE, with reports on Friday claiming the tech giant plans to start production of the entry-level handset in the coming months through contract manufacturer Wistron.

Bloomberg attacks Apple TV as failing to be "a groundbreaking, iPhone-caliber product"

Friday February 17, 2017

Bloomberg is doubling down on its narrative of Apple as an incompetent, poorly managed company with a perpetual strategy of failure that can't quite pull off its iPhone Magic in everything else the company does. However, the site's facts and analysis of the TV opportunity are seriously flawed.

AT&T expands unlimited plan to all customers, single line pricing starts at $100

Thursday February 16, 2017

In a bid to stay current amid recently increased competition, AT&T on Thursday said it will make a new AT&T Unlimited Data Plan available to all post-paid customers on Friday, with tiers starting at $100 for a single user.

Korean court approves arrest warrant for Samsung head Jay Y. Lee

Thursday February 16, 2017

South Korea's Central District Court has approved an arrest warrant for the acting head of the Samsung Group, Jay Y. Lee, a report indicated on Thursday.

Head to head: Comparing AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile & Verizon's 'unlimited' wireless plans for iPhone [u]

Thursday February 16, 2017

All four of the big U.S. wireless providers once again have unlimited plans available to smartphone users. AppleInsider looks into the four, and gives you the data you need to make the best choice possible if you're in the market.

Apple airs two new ads showcasing Portrait mode on iPhone 7 Plus

Thursday February 16, 2017

Continuing an aggressive campaign, Apple on Thursday released two new iPhone 7 Plus ads through its YouTube channel, once again concentrating on the phone's unique Portrait mode.

Microsoft rolls out MacBook Pro Touch Bar support to all Office for Mac suite users

Thursday February 16, 2017

Following after a brief beta preview, Microsoft is rolling out support for the MacBook Pro Touch Bar to all users of Office for Mac, with the update providing quick access to functions from the new dynamic display panel.

New Billboard cover features photo shot with Apple's iPhone 7 Plus

Thursday February 16, 2017

The cover of the latest issue of Billboard Magazine -- showing Fifth Harmony singer Camila Cabello -- was shot on an iPhone 7 Plus at the request of the magazine, a report said on Thursday.

Apple CEO Tim Cook, SVP Eddy Cue attempted Imagine Entertainment buy -- report [u]

Thursday February 16, 2017

Apple could have bolstered its video content strategy significantly with an acquisition of a production company, a report claims, with discussions allegedly involving Apple CEO Tim Cook and SVP Eddy Cue said to have potentially led to a purchase of Imagine Entertainment.

Apple at peak of Fortune 'Most Admired Companies' list for 10th straight year

Thursday February 16, 2017

Racking up a 10-year streak, Apple on Thursday claimed the top spot on Fortune's "World's Most Admired Companies" list for 2017, based on the opinions of 3,800 executives, directors, analysts, and experts.

Patent used by Sportbrain in Apple Watch infringement suit under review by US Patent Office

Thursday February 16, 2017

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has agreed to review the validity of a patent owned by Sportbrain Holdings relating to how wearable devices operate, shortly after the company sued Apple by alleging the Apple Watch infringes the patent.

Apple's WWDC 2017 art borrows design concept from 2010 Spanish film festival [u]

Thursday February 16, 2017

The colorful artwork Apple is using for its 2017 Worldwide Developers Conference is based on a poster for a Spanish film festival from 2010, both of which were created by the same artist (updated).

Facebook 'Trending' fights fake news on desktop & iPhone, displays trusted publisher & summary

Thursday February 16, 2017

In an effort to fight the fake news epidemic, changes to Facebook's Trending section have now rolled out to all users, adding an original, trusted source of the material and brief summary of the story.