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2018

Apple expected to maintain high iPhone ASP with 2018 releases

Wednesday April 11, 2018

The next iPhone line will probably consist of three models, including two OLED variants and an entry level version with an LCD screen, leading to "flattish" average selling price for the fiscal year 2019, according to a new analyst report.

Apple needs to stop pre-announcing products like the Mac Pro and AirPower that won't be available for months or years

Wednesday April 11, 2018

Apple released a new iPhone 8 color on Monday, and the refrain was less about the device itself, hijacked on social media into being more about Apple not having shipped the AirPower wireless charging pad -- and all this can be avoided.

Apple destroys Facebook in poll about trustworthiness with personal data

Wednesday April 11, 2018

Amid the furor over Silicon Valley companies mishandling personal data, Apple is very near the top of the charts for the most trusted company, with the majority of respondents pointing the finger at Facebook for being the least trust-worthy.

Apple picks Oliver Schusser to head up Apple Music worldwide

Wednesday April 11, 2018

Apple has promoted Oliver Schusser to the position of VP of Apple Music & International Content, effectively putting him in charge of Apple Music globally.

eGPU support for Nvidia GPU, plus Thunderbolt and Thunderbolt 2 connections arrive with pair of hacks

Wednesday April 11, 2018

Apple's purge of external GPU enclosures using Thunderbolt and Thunderbolt 2 from macOS High Sierra 10.13.4 has prompted action from the eGPU community, resulting in the creation of scripts that add the compatibility back, plus another that allow for Nvidia card use instead of being limited to AMD cards.

Apple's success has generated hundreds of billions of dollars, but not many billionaires

Wednesday April 11, 2018

There's just one billionaire in Apple's current leadership, who didn't make his money from Apple. But the company has produced billion-dollar fortunes for suppliers.

Third party repairs found to disable iPhone 8, iPhone X ambient light sensor

Wednesday April 11, 2018

Following word that Apple's recent iOS 11.3 update killed touch functionality for iPhone 8 users with aftermarket displays, a new report claims that a similar issue is also affecting iPhone 8 and iPhone X users with authentic replacement screens if they're put in by an unofficial repair outfit -- but as with a previous issue, the problem doesn't seem to be universal.

Eight Siri features we want to see in iOS 12, macOS 10.14, watchOS 5, and tvOS 12 at WWDC 2018

Wednesday April 11, 2018

Siri has grown leaps and bounds after being acquired by Apple and launching in beta on the iPhone 4S. Each iterative version of iOS has brought additional features and improvements to the platform, and with WWDC just around the corner, we've put together a wish list of features and improvements we'd love to see included in iOS 12, watchOS 5, tvOS 12, and macOS 10.14.

(PRODUCT)RED Special Edition iPhone 8 Plus featured in hands-on video days before release

Wednesday April 11, 2018

The first hands-on footage of the (PRODUCT)RED Special Edition iPhone 8 Plus has emerged, with YouTube video creator Marques Brownlee granted early access days to the charity-focused smartphone before orders are set to arrive with customers.

Latest watchOS beta warns users when opening watchOS 1 apps, says support will end soon

Wednesday April 11, 2018

A message included in Apple's first watchOS 4.3.1 beta warns users that older apps will no longer be supported in "future versions" of the operating system, suggesting support for software built with the watchOS 1.0 SDK could be deprecated with watchOS 5.

Mark Zuckerberg was ready to pounce on Apple's data practices at Senate hearing

Tuesday April 10, 2018

Though Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg did not mention Apple during a congressional hearing concerning data privacy and social media matters on Tuesday, a photo of his prepared notes shows he was ready to drag the iPhone maker into the discussion.

2017 MacBooks on sale from $1,194 ($100-$250 off), plus no tax in 48 states and 0% financing

Tuesday April 10, 2018

Shoppers looking for a graduation gift or a new Mac for themselves can save up to $250 this week on a variety of models with combined instant and coupon savings. In addition to the cash discounts, there's no sales tax on orders shipped outside NY and NJ, along with no interest for 12 months on approved credit. Only at AppleInsider.

Apple ordered to pay VirnetX $502.6M in patent infringement row

Tuesday April 10, 2018

A federal jury on Tuesday found Apple's FaceTime, VPN and iMessage products in infringement of four VirnetX patents covering secure communications, awarding the patent holdings firm $502.6 million in damages.

Watch: Should you upgrade to Apple's 2018 iPad?

Tuesday April 10, 2018

Packing in an A10 Fusion processor and Apple Pencil support for just $329, the new 2018 9.7-inch iPad has a number of iPad owners asking whether it's time to upgrade. We put together a comprehensive comparison to help you decide.

How to create custom ringtones on your iPhone with GarageBand for iOS

Tuesday April 10, 2018

While personalized ringtones can be created on the Mac version of GarageBand and exported to the iPhone, producing a custom tone can also be done from within iOS. AppleInsider shows how to turn GarageBand recordings into a ringtone using an iPhone or iPad, without using a Mac.

Apple picks up TV adaptation of Isaac Asimov's 'Foundation' sci-fi novels

Tuesday April 10, 2018

Apple has reportedly picked up an anticipated TV version of Isaac Asimov's "Foundation" books, often seen as one of the archetypes on which modern science fiction is based.

Hands on: Blue Raspberry microphone works with your Mac, iPhone, or iPad

Tuesday April 10, 2018

The Raspberry microphone from Blue is more than your average recording device. It folds up into a portable bundle for using on the go, and can even work with your iOS device.

iOS 11.3 upgrade fatal for some repaired iPhone 8 screens done by third-party shops

Tuesday April 10, 2018

Some iPhone 8 owners got a rude awakening when the latest iOS software update killed their devices repaired with aftermarket screens installed by third parties, but it isn't clear how wide spread the problem is.

iPhone depleted battery throttling controversy investigations expand to Israel

Tuesday April 10, 2018

Israel's Consumer Protection and Fair Trade Authority has launched an investigation into Apple's throttling of iPhones with chemically depleted or otherwise damaged batteries, suggesting the company could be at fault for not properly informing customers.

How to check if Facebook gave your data to Cambridge Analytica right now

Tuesday April 10, 2018

This week, Facebook has started to alert the estimated 87 million users affected by the Cambridge Analytica scandal, advising in the News Feed if personal data for an account was obtained by the company. For users of the social network who haven't yet seen a notification, there is a second way to manually check if their privacy was violated as part of the affair.