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2017

Bank of America predicts 3-4 week 'iPhone 8' delay, but still a record breaking 2018 for Apple

Wednesday July 12, 2017

After a supply chain visit, Bank of America Merrill Lynch is the latest firm to predict a launch up to a month later than usual for the as-yet unannounced "iPhone 8" and an accompanying drop in sales through the end of the calendar year -- but still a blockbuster 2018 ahead for Apple.

iPhone-connected accessories rank among top Amazon Prime Day sellers

Wednesday July 12, 2017

A few iPhone- and iPad-compatible accessories were among the bestsellers on Prime Day, Amazon's one-day sales event held on July 11 -- though one of Amazon's own products topped global charts.

macOS High Sierra public beta testers get second build from Apple

Wednesday July 12, 2017

Shortly after the release of iOS 11 public beta 2, Mac users also received a second pre-release build of macOS High Sierra, available for public testing ahead of its arrival this fall.

Apple issues second public beta of iOS 11 for iPhone, iPad

Wednesday July 12, 2017

Registered members of Apple's public beta testing program now have a second pre-release build of iOS 11 available to download, arriving two days after the third developer beta was released.

How to reset and get into a locked iPhone or iPad

Wednesday July 12, 2017

Picture this -- you've got a family member who changes the password on a device that you've given them, and promptly forgets it. Or, maybe, a child has locked a device with a passcode that didn't have one before, and either denies it or just doesn't remember the code. What do you do?

Apple's 2017 Back to School promo offers wireless Beats with Macs & iPad Pros

Wednesday July 12, 2017

Apple on Wednesday launched its annual Back to School promotions for the U.S and Canada, offering qualified shoppers wireless Beats headphones if they buy a Mac or an iPad Pro. Alternatively, Apple-authorized resellers are offering their own great deals on new Mac purchases for students and non-students alike.

HomeKit marketing enhanced with interactive demo installation at 46 Apple retail stores

Wednesday July 12, 2017

In a number of its retail locations, Apple has unveiled an interactive display with video walls demonstrating to the user what happens in a simulated living space when assorted HomeKit peripherals are activated.

Amazon, Google, Microsoft & Spotify among companies pushing Day of Action for net neutrality

Wednesday July 12, 2017

A group of 40 technology companies on Wednesday launched a "Day of Action," designed to encourage feedback to the U.S. Federal Communications Commission in support of net neutrality regulations -- which are opposed by Trump-appointed chairman Ajit Pai, as well as internet service providers like AT&T, Comcast, and Verizon.

PayPal added as iPhone payment source internationally for App Store, Apple Music

Wednesday July 12, 2017

Apple is adding PayPal as an option to fund Apple services accounts in Canada, Germany, Mexico, the Netherlands, and the UK, including purchases from the iTunes Music Store, subscriptions to Apple Music, and buys from the App Stores.

Apple opens first China data center to comply with country's cybersecurity rules

Wednesday July 12, 2017

Apple on Wednesday announced the activation of its first data center in China, which is being operated in cooperation with a local internet firm to ensure compliance with the country's strict cybersecurity laws.

Apple's 'iPhone 8' might ship with wireless charging, front-facing 3D camera disabled due to software issues

Tuesday July 11, 2017

Apple engineers and designers working on the company's forthcoming "iPhone 8" are facing a software issues that, if not rectified, could see a number of major features disabled when the handset launches.

Watch: All the new features and fixes introduced with iOS 11 beta 3

Tuesday July 11, 2017

Apple on Monday issued a third beta version of its upcoming iOS 11 operating system to developers for testing. In this video, AppleInsider takes a closer look at a few new features and bug fixes that rolled out with the release, including a simplified Notification Center, more intuitive App Switcher on iPad, Safari enhancements and more.

1Password irks security experts in push toward cloud-based vaults

Tuesday July 11, 2017

Over the weekend, a number of security researchers recently took to Twitter to voice their displeasure at AgileBits' decision to push its popular password management service 1Password away from local credential storage to a cloud-based option.

Microsoft ends support for its ill-fated iPhone competitor, Windows Phone

Tuesday July 11, 2017

Microsoft on Tuesday terminated support for Windows Phone 8.1, marking the end of an era in which the company tried to directly compete against Android devices and Apple's iPhone.

Intel announces 'Purley' Xeon processors, possibly destined for Apple's iMac Pro

Tuesday July 11, 2017

Intel has taken the wraps off of its Purley series of Xeon processors, and it appears that there are a few candidates for possible processors that could be included in Apple's iMac Pro, slated to launch this December.

MagSafe replacement comes to Apple's 15" MacBook Pro with Vinpok Bolt-S USB-C adapter

Tuesday July 11, 2017

A new USB-C adapter and cable from Vinpok will soon return MagSafe-like functionality to the 15-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar, complete with 87 watts of charging power.

Volvo brings Apple's CarPlay to new VNL semi trucks

Tuesday July 11, 2017

Volvo on Tuesday launched its new VNL line of semi trucks, which in upgraded configurations support Apple's CarPlay standard, bridging iPhones with dash displays.

Apple extends free repairs for first-gen Apple Watch back covers to three years

Tuesday July 11, 2017

Apple has quietly extended free repairs for separated back covers on the first-generation Apple Watch to three years, regardless of warranty coverage.

Siri has commanding lead in users over Google Assistant, Samsung S Voice in the US

Tuesday July 11, 2017

A new study of voice recognition assistants on smartphones shows Apple's Siri to be in the lead of all other comers -- but usage industry-wide appears to be dropping.

Toshiba in talks with Western Digital, Apple-backed Foxconn consortium about chip unit sale

Tuesday July 11, 2017

Despite having picked another group as the preferred bidder for its memory business, Toshiba is reportedly talking to two other interested parties as well -- Western Digital, and a Foxconn consortium including Apple, Dell, and Kingston.