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Wednesday, July 05, 2017

Apple software engineers join WebVR virtual reality accessibility group

Apple software engineers join WebVR virtual reality accessibility group

A trio of Apple developers have officially joined the WebVR Community Group, a W3C-hosted community initiative that strives to deliver virtual reality experiences through basic web browsers.

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VideoWatch: 2017 13" MacBook Pro vs. 2017 12" Retina MacBook

Watch: 2017 13

Apple's 13-inch MacBook Pro without Touch Bar and 12-inch Retina MacBook were recently updated with Intel's latest-generation Kaby Lake processors. They both start at a base price of $1,299, but what are the differences, and which one is right for you?

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Apple to report Q3 2017 earnings on Aug. 1

Apple to report Q3 2017 earnings on Aug. 1

Apple on Wednesday announced it will on Aug. 1 reveal quarterly earnings for the third fiscal quarter of 2017, traditionally the slowest sales period of the year for the tech giant.

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Fender partners with Apple for Apple Music curated playlists featuring its guitars

Fender partners with Apple for Apple Music curated playlists featuring its guitars

Guitar manufacturer Fender has become the latest major brand to become an official playlist curator for Apple's services, with five unique playlists accessible via Apple Music featuring notable artists and songs spanning more than seven decades that showcase the firm's instruments.

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New England's Danbury Fair Mall, CambridgeSide Galleria Apple Stores reopening July 8

New England's Danbury Fair Mall, CambridgeSide Galleria Apple Stores reopening July 8

Apple has a pair of north eastern U.S. Apple Stores reopening on July 8, with both the Danbury Fair Mall location in Conn. and the CambridgeSide Galleria store in Mass. showing off a new remodel that day.

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Apple launches sixth betas of iOS 10.3.3 and macOS Sierra 10.12.6

Apple launches sixth betas of iOS 10.3.3 and macOS Sierra 10.12.6

One week after the last set of releases, Apple has made available the sixth beta of iOS 10.3.3 and macOS 10.12.6 to developers for testing.

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Apple Park boosting local economy with property boom, influx of shoppers

Apple Park boosting local economy with property boom, influx of shoppers

The construction of Apple's new headquarters is helping improve the fortunes of those living close to the Cupertino campus, including increases in development projects, attempts by businesses to anticipate the influx of Apple employees to the area, and increased real estate prices as some of the benefits stemming from Apple Park's creation.

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ExclusiveKiller Deals: Save $70 to $200 instantly on Apple's Mid 2017 MacBook Pros, plus no tax in 48 states

Killer Deals: Save $70 to $200 instantly on Apple's Mid 2017 MacBook Pros, plus no tax in 48 states

First come, first served: AppleInsider readers can use exclusive coupons this week to instantly save between $70 and $200 on every new Mid 2017 MacBook Pro, including Apple's 13" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar and 15" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar. In addition to the promo code and instant cash savings, sales tax will not be collected on orders shipped outside NY and NJ.

Questionable report claims Apple shipping 'influx' of next-gen iPhones with Touch ID on back

Questionable report claims Apple shipping 'influx' of next-gen iPhones with Touch ID on back

Confusion and misdirection for Apple's 2017 iPhone lineup continues to persist, with the latest claimed leak dubiously suggesting an "influx" of iPhone units with rear Touch ID sensors have been shipping. But there is plenty of reason to be skeptical about the latest claims.

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Inside iOS 11: Apple Music's social sharing isn't just Ping reborn

Inside iOS 11: Apple Music's social sharing isn't just Ping reborn

While Apple hasn't yet shown any signs of a large redesign in Apple Music in the iOS 11 beta, it has added a new social sharing feature, allowing users to set up a public profile to share what they're listening to.

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Apple's Fifth Avenue temporary store in NYC still drawing massive traffic next to construction site

Apple's Fifth Avenue temporary store in NYC still drawing massive traffic next to construction site

Apple has pulled the glass completely off the underground venue for the New York City Fifth Avenue Store and opened up a temporary location right next door. AppleInsider visits the construction site, and the temporary store.

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Feds said to have filed appeal opposing Apple's retroactive $14.8 billion Irish tax bill

Feds said to have filed appeal opposing Apple's retroactive $14.8 billion Irish tax bill

In a first formal step opposing the blockbuster tax ruling by the European Union, the U.S. government has reportedly filed with the European Union General Court to opposition the $14.8 billion mandate by the European Commission.

With Bixby still MIA, Samsung scrambling to build Apple HomePod competing smart speaker

With Bixby still MIA, Samsung scrambling to build Apple HomePod competing smart speaker

On the heels of Apple's HomePod announcement, Samsung is said to be working on its own foray into the smart speaker space, although the South Korean company's voice-driven personal assistant, Bixby, hasn't even launched in the U.S.

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EditorialUnhappy with 'iPhone 8' rumors? Apple will still offer new iPhones with Touch ID this fall

Unhappy with 'iPhone 8' rumors? Apple will still offer new iPhones with Touch ID this fall

Apple giveth, and Apple taketh away — and the latest "iPhone 8" rumors suggest that Touch ID could be leaving with the top-end device. But even if the widely feared (yet still unconfirmed) scenario does actually take place, you've still got options.

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Apple reduces cost of iPhones, iPads in India following sales tax reforms

Apple reduces cost of iPhones, iPads in India following sales tax reforms

Apple cut the price its products in India this week, discounting its iPhones by up to 7.5 percent alongside reduced-cost iPads and Mac systems, with the pricing adjustment coinciding with the introduction of major sales-related tax reforms in the country.

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Imagination Technologies slams Apple for ditching its iPhone GPU tech in earnings call

Imagination Technologies slams Apple for ditching its iPhone GPU tech in earnings call

Apple's previous chip manufacturer Imagination Technologies has returned to profitability on paper, but has made no progress with Apple regarding its contention that the iPhone manufacturer won't be able to make its own GPU technology without infringement.

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Apple share prices appear to more than double due to reporting glitch [u]

Apple share prices appear to more than double due to reporting glitch [u]

A problem traced back to the mishandling of daily Nasdaq test data caused the reported share prices of Apple, Google, Microsoft and a handful of other technology sector stocks to fluctuate wildly on multiple financial websites after trading ended on Monday.

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Monday, July 03, 2017

Beats 1 DJs talk success, struggles on the service's second anniversary

Beats 1 DJs talk success, struggles on the service's second anniversary

Apple's Beats 1 Radio turns two years old in July, and to mark the anniversary DJs Zane Lowe, Ebro Darden and Julie Adenuga reflect on the service's beginnings, high points and difficulties in a new interview.

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Rumor: Apple intends to replace Touch ID fingerprint scanner with advanced facial recognition

Rumor: Apple intends to replace Touch ID fingerprint scanner with advanced facial recognition

Piggybacking on an earlier report claiming that "iPhone 8" will not feature a fingerprint scanner embedded in its OLED display, another report now says that Apple intends to introduce advanced facial recognition technology that will replace the Touch ID fingerprint scanner.

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Supply chain remains skeptical Apple can embed Touch ID fingerprint sensor into 'iPhone 8' OLED display

Supply chain remains skeptical Apple can embed Touch ID fingerprint sensor into 'iPhone 8' OLED display

A list of 10 features that the "iPhone 8" will have — or lack — has been published by noted analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who believes Apple will not embed a Touch ID sensor under the screen.

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VideoWatch: See iOS 11's Do Not Disturb While Driving feature in action

Watch: See iOS 11's Do Not Disturb While Driving feature in action

Apple hopes to make the roads safer with this fall's release of iOS 11, which will automatically disable notifications when in a car thanks to a new feature called Do Not Disturb While Driving. Here's how it will work.

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Tidal exclusivity ending on Jay-Z's '4:44,' Kanye claims he's owed $3M by music service

Tidal exclusivity ending on Jay-Z's '4:44,' Kanye claims he's owed $3M by music service

In the wake of reports of Kanye West complaining that Tidal owes him millions, sources claim that Jay-Z's confessional album "4:44" will see release on Apple Music around July 8.

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Apple could invest up to $2.62 billion in LG's new iPhone OLED factory

Apple could invest up to $2.62 billion in LG's new iPhone OLED factory

Apple appears to be widening supply options for future OLED screen deliveries, with multiple media reports claiming that it is on the cusp of a deal with LG to expand manufacturing capacity.

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Sunday, July 02, 2017

Apple's first Taiwan retail store opening draws overnight crowds

Apple's first Taiwan retail store opening draws overnight crowds

As scheduled, Apple on Saturday local Taiwan time opened the doors to Apple Taipei 101, the company's latest retail outlet and first location in Taiwan.

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Saturday, July 01, 2017

This week on AI: iPhone's 10th anniversary, High Sierra public beta, Google's $2.7B fine, and more

This week on AI: iPhone's 10th anniversary, High Sierra public beta, Google's $2.7B fine, and more

In a week largely dominated by examination of the iPhone's impact on the industry and our lives, the European Commission whacked Google with a record $2.7 antitrust penalty regarding its search engine behavior, Apple released iOS 11 and High Sierra betas to the public beta tester pool, and the U.S. Federal Trade Commission's lawsuit against Qualcomm is moving forward.

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Friday, June 30, 2017

Apple Watch latest target in Uniloc's quickly growing legal barrage against Apple

Apple Watch latest target in Uniloc's quickly growing legal barrage against Apple

Notorious non-practicing entity Uniloc continued its legal attack against Apple on Friday with a new filing claiming infringement of three related patents covering motion tracking, or more specifically technology applicable to fitness devices like Apple Watch.

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Starcraft: Remastered lands on macOS August 14 with updated graphics, 4K support

Starcraft: Remastered lands on macOS August 14 with updated graphics, 4K support

Blizzard will ship 'StarCraft: Remastered' for macOS on August 14, with the developer remaking the original game in the real-time strategy franchise with a number of updates to modernize the title, including a full graphical upgrade with support for 4K-resolution displays and backwards compatibility to the older, free version.

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VideoShowdown: Apple's 2015 iMac vs. 2017 iMac

Showdown: Apple's 2015 iMac vs. 2017 iMac

Apple's 5K iMacs have been extremely popular, especially with content creators, and this year's hardware refresh packs in even more bang for the buck. If you're trying to decide between buying the latest model, or a discounted late 2015, AppleInsider offers a closer look at how they compare.

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Apple Watch National Park celebration launches with Messages stickers for participants

Apple Watch National Park celebration launches with Messages stickers for participants

Apple has launched a celebration of America's national parks, with awards and stickers for Messages inspired by national parks for workout rewards.

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Alpine delivers first in-dash wireless CarPlay receiver you can install yourself

Alpine delivers first in-dash wireless CarPlay receiver you can install yourself

Drivers can now ditch their Lightning cable and use Apple's CarPlay with the new Alpine iLX-107 in-car infotainment system, which is now shipping for aftermarket vehicle installs.

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A10X Fusion chip in new iPad Pro first consumer device built on TSMC's 10nm process

A10X Fusion chip in new iPad Pro first consumer device built on TSMC's 10nm process

Third party analysts have examined the A10X Fusion processor found in the new iPad Pro, and it has been confirmed to be the first chip in a device using TMSC's FinFET 10nm chip fabrication process.

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Samsung reportedly spending $21B to expand OLED capacity for 'iPhone 8,' future devices

Samsung reportedly spending $21B to expand OLED capacity for 'iPhone 8,' future devices

Possibly flush with OLED screen orders for the "iPhone 8," Samsung is reportedly beefing up its production capacity by building new factories at a pair of new sites in South Korea.

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FeatureAppleInsider podcast talks iPhone at 10, in-display fingerprint readers, reviews, more

AppleInsider podcast talks iPhone at 10, in-display fingerprint readers, reviews, more

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Neil and Victor talk 10 years of iPhone, Qualcomm's patent on an ultrasonic fingerprint reader embedded within a display, and more.

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