Get the Lowest Prices anywhere on Macs, iPads and Apple Watches: Apple Price Guides updated February 19th
 

Never miss an update

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Apple reportedly snaps up Israeli facial recognition company RealFace for $2 million

Apple reportedly snaps up Israeli facial recognition company RealFace for $2 million

Adding weight to the rumors circulating about a future iPhone boasting facial recognition, reports claim that Apple has purchased RealFace — a machine learning company specializing in the technology.

5 comments

TipsUse Workflow 1.7 for iPhone to quickly save notes and images

Use Workflow 1.7 for iPhone to quickly save notes and images

The latest update to automation app Workflow 1.7 latest update makes it simpler to get started and better to streamline multi-app user processes. AppleInsider walks you through setting up your first workflow, and tailoring it specifically to what you need.

2 comments

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Apple's iPhone drops to fifth place in Chinese smartphone market

Apple's iPhone drops to fifth place in Chinese smartphone market

Apple continued to struggle for ground in China during the December quarter, ceding fourth place in the country's smartphone market under pressure from local brands like Huawei and Xiaomi, according to new research data.

36 comments

The best Warhammer 40,000 games for the iPhone and iPad

The best Warhammer 40,000 games for the iPhone and iPad

There are dozens of Warhammer 40,000 games available for iOS, but which are the must-plays? AppleInsider examines them, and purges the heretical ones.

2 comments

Review: Nintendo's Fire Emblem Heroes for iPhone is short on plot, long on tactics

Review: Nintendo's Fire Emblem Heroes for iPhone is short on plot, long on tactics

The 27-year-old "Fire Emblem" series' latest entry was released earlier in February on iOS — AppleInsider fights the forces of evil in "Fire Emblem Heroes."

5 comments

FeatureAirPods vs. Powerbeats3: Which Apple W1 headphones are better for working out and exercising?

AirPods vs. Powerbeats3: Which Apple W1 headphones are better for working out and exercising?

Apple now has four pairs of headphones on the market with its proprietary W1 wireless chip, allowing for simpler Bluetooth pairing and better connectivity. But only two of those headphones are really well suited for workouts: Apple's AirPods and the Powerbeats3. AppleInsider helps you decide which pair is right for you.

23 comments

This week on AI: WWDC 2017, virtual buttons on 'iPhone 8,' BeatsX review & more

This week on AI: WWDC 2017, virtual buttons on 'iPhone 8,' BeatsX review & more

Apple announced the dates for this year's Worldwide Developers Conference, set to return to San Jose for the first time in well over a decade. Meanwhile, yet more hints about Apple's iPhone plans emerged, including a claim that the OLED iPhone will replace the home button with a virtual "function area."

1 comment

Friday, February 17, 2017

Apple partnering with Broadcom on custom wireless charging chip for future iPhone

Apple partnering with Broadcom on custom wireless charging chip for future iPhone

Apple is thought to be working with chipmaker Broadcom on a custom designed wireless charging system destined for the company's iPhone product line, though the silicon might not be ripe for inclusion in this year's "iPhone 8" model.

25 comments

GM & Lyft to deploy 'thousands' of self-driving Bolts in 2018 - report

GM & Lyft to deploy 'thousands' of self-driving Bolts in 2018 - report

Forging ahead of other self-driving tech makers like Apple and Waymo, General Motors is reportedly planning to test "thousands" of self-driving Chevy Bolts in partnership with Lyft, starting in 2018.

16 comments

Sprint, T-Mobile merger under consideration again, given change in US regulatory climate

Sprint, T-Mobile merger under consideration again, given change in US regulatory climate

After laying fallow for two and a half years, the proposed merger between T-Mobile and Sprint may be lurching back to life, given the change in the U.S. government, and a new willingness by SoftBank to cede control of Sprint to the combined company's master.

18 comments

ExclusiveKiller Deals: 13" Touch Bar MacBook Pro for $1,649; 27" iMac 5K (upgraded Apple refurb) for $1,499; fully loaded 12" MacBook $1,499

Killer Deals: 13

B&H Photo is offering readers $150 off Apple's Late 2016 13" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar in Space Gray plus free expedited shipping and no tax outside NY and NJ. The first 10 shoppers can also save $250 on a loaded 2015 12" MacBook — and eBay has an upgraded 3.3GHz 27" iMac 5K with M395 graphics for $1,499.99 ($800 off new).

Revamped SoundSource 3.0.0 brings quick audio source & output switching back to Mac after 5-year hiatus

Revamped SoundSource 3.0.0 brings quick audio source & output switching back to Mac after 5-year hiatus

A pair of old OS X audio routing applications have regenerated, and have merged to form the new SoundSource 3.0.0 by Rogue Amoeba — and AppleInsider takes a look at the offering.

7 comments

ExclusiveKiller Deals: Save $150 to $415 instantly on Apple's new Touch Bar MacBook Pros with Apple Care, plus no tax in 48 states

Killer Deals: Save $150 to $415 instantly on Apple's new Touch Bar MacBook Pros with Apple Care, plus no tax in 48 states

First come, first served: AppleInsider readers can use exclusive coupons this week to instantly save between $150 and $415 on every possible configuration of Apple's new Late 2016 MacBook Pros bundled with AppleCare, including all 13" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar models and all 15" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar models. Plus sales tax isn't collected in 48 states.

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

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

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.

60 comments

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

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

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.

18 comments

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

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

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.

27 comments

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

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

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.

4 comments

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

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

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.

11 comments

Bomb threat forces evacuation of Apple's flagship Australian store

Bomb threat forces evacuation of Apple's flagship Australian store

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.

11 comments

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

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

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.

2 comments

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

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

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.

17 comments

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

Bloomberg attacks Apple TV as failing to be

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.

141 comments

Thursday, February 16, 2017

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

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

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.

32 comments

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

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

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.

11 comments

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

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

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.

25 comments

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

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

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.

7 comments

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

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

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.

4 comments

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

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

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.

6 comments

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

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

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.

22 comments

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

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

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.

6 comments

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

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

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.

9 comments

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

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

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).

31 comments

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

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

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.

16 comments

McDonald's parodies Jony Ive Apple design videos in promo for 'the STRAW'

McDonald's parodies Jony Ive Apple design videos in promo for 'the STRAW'

In a bid to sell its upcoming St. Patrick's-themed Chocolate Shamrock Shake, McDonald's has revealed "the STRAW," an accompanying product the fast food chain is marketing with a clip that pokes fun at Apple marketing videos, which frequently star chief design officer Jony Ive.

31 comments

Fifth generation of Apple TV to bring 4K compatibility, little else - report

Fifth generation of Apple TV to bring 4K compatibility, little else - report

A report declares that a new 4K Apple TV, codenamed "J105" is in testing, with a debut coming as soon as this year — but nothing new may be added to the platform besides the bump in resolution.

101 comments

Breaking
Apple's WWDC 2017 returns to San Jose June 5-9, registration begins March 27

Apple's WWDC 2017 returns to San Jose June 5-9, registration begins March 27

After spending the last 13 years in San Francisco, Apple's annual Worldwide Developer Conference will return to San Jose this June, moving it closer to the company's corporate campus in Cupertino.

16 comments

Future iPhones might notify users when their coverglass cracks

Future iPhones might notify users when their coverglass cracks

An Apple patent application published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Thursday details a method of detecting and notifying users of cracks in a device coverglass, even if the break is a hairline fracture.

19 comments

Apple investigating manual winding Apple Watch, iPhone

Apple investigating manual winding Apple Watch, iPhone

According to an Apple patent application published on Thursday, the company is investigating device charging mechanisms capable of generating electricity through winding, as well as wearables powered by constant spring tension, like a traditional wristwatch.

28 comments

Apple regains smartphone market lead from Samsung in Q4, Blackberry sinks to '0 percent' share

Apple regains smartphone market lead from Samsung in Q4, Blackberry sinks to '0 percent' share

It took eight quarters, but Apple has recovered its spot at the top of the worldwide smartphone market from Android device maker Samsung, according to the latest numbers from research firm Gartner.

16 comments

Wednesday, February 15, 2017