Apple this week started deliveries of LG's hotly anticipated UltraFine 5K Display, a monitor developed to complement Apple's new all-Thunderbolt 3 MacBook Pro lineup. AppleInsider goes hands-on with the device in this first look video.
Saturday, December 31, 2016
Friday, December 30, 2016
A highly questionable rumor on Friday claims Apple is preparing the first beta release of iOS 10.3, thought by some to be an iPad-centric update, in early January with a new device mode called "Theater."
Attention computer gamers from the '90s and early '00s: Atari has launched its third try with the "RollerCoaster Tycoon" franchise, and AppleInsider will tell you how well the port of the early titles in the series has transferred over to mobile, as well as explore if the game is worth the relatively steep price tag for mobile, or not.
Apple's new iPhone 7 lineup has "sold more sluggishly than expected," according to a new report, which claims that the company has cut orders for early 2017 by some 10 percent.
Apple Music was the ninth-most popular smartphone app in the U.S. this year in terms of average unique users, according to new Nielsen research data, despite it being heavily iOS-focused and of less use without a paid subscription.
With the first preorders now arriving in the hands of customers, AppleInsider offers a closer look at LG's gorgeous 27-inch UltraFine 5K Display, featuring Thunderbolt 3 connectivity to take advantage of Apple's latest MacBook Pros.
Apple's main manufacturing partner, Foxconn, is planning to eliminate human workers from its Chinese factories in three phases — something already complete at some locations, a manager with Foxconn's Automation Technology Development Committee revealed on Friday.
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While supplies last, Apple authorized reseller Adorama is slashing the price of two of Apple's popular Late 2016 MacBook Pro configurations by $300, bringing the base model down to $2,099 and the high-end system with 512GB of storage and Radeon 455 graphics to $2,499 with free shipping and no tax outside NY and NJ.
Apple supplier Inventec, who appears to be the sole provider of Apple's AirPods at this time, has started expanding capacity at its plants to satisfy worldwide demand for the wireless devices.
This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Victor and Dan discuss impressions on the AirPods, iPhone activations in light of the Note 7, and much more.
Apple's Campus 2 project in Cupertino, Calif., is one of the most photographed construction sites in the world thanks to a steady stream of looky-loos and drone fly-bys. A newly published 1.7-gigapixel image from aerial camera platform specialists SkyIMD, however, offers a uniquely detailed look at the build progress.
Third-party vendor Kanex plans to expand its GoPower Apple Watch accessory lineup at CES next year with a new ultra-portable charger small enough to be carried comfortably on a keyring and a self-contained charging stand.
Amid rumors that Apple is ramping up efforts to sell its wares in India, a report on Thursday claims the company is "very serious" about starting up iPhone production operations in the country by the end of 2017.
A family whose daughter's life was tragically cut short by a driver using FaceTime is suing Apple, claiming that the company has made a "less safe" than possible version of the telecommunications utility available, and as such is responsible for the crash.
Foxconn's Zhengzhou factory — where about half of all Apple's iPhones are made — exists in large part because of billions of dollars in handouts and tax breaks from the Chinese government, a report pointed out on Thursday.
Through regular daily use, the rotating Digital Crown on the Apple Watch can collect dirt, debris and general gunk underneath, making it feel sticky to turn or press. Thankfully, Apple recommends a simple and quick fix that should return it to normal.
Apple authorized reseller B&H is offering shoppers the lowest prices available on a variety of 2016 12" MacBooks with discounts of up to $200 off and free Parallels Desktop 12 for Mac. Plus, save $50 on iPad Air 2s. Late 2016 13" MacBook Pros also start at $1,349 after cash savings, free expedited shipping and no tax outside NY.
An Apple patent application published on Thursday may hint at an abandoned AirPods design that aimed to keep the earbuds more firmly in place.
Recent reports from the supply chain claim that frequent rumor target Wistron, the builder of the iPhone 5c and SE, has seized at least some future orders from Apple for future iPhone models — but what it will actually be tapped for is unclear.
Apple's supply chain has huge expectations for the anticipated flagship 2017 iPhone, projecting as many as 70 million shipments next year for the all-new design, rumored to feature a 5.8-inch AMOLED display.
Foxconn-owned Sharp is likely to increase its investment in a Japanese lens module maker, Kantatsu, in a bid to win iPhone orders away from Taiwan's Largan Precision, a report said on Thursday.
Apple continues to work with the Indian government to penetrate the growing mobile market, and is seeking relaxed product labelling laws, as well as tax benefits to start manufacturing the iPhone inside the country, which is now the second largest smartphone market in the world.
Love is blind: NPD says Android customers are so committed that exploding Note 7 did little to help Apple
Like loyalty to a political party or hometown sports team, smartphone users are extremely passionate about their choices — a commitment that led many customers to stick with Samsung, despite the disaster of its downright dangerous Galaxy Note 7.
A patent application made public on Thursday reveals Apple investigated the possibility of powering the new MacBook Pro's software configurable Touch Bar with electrophoretic ink, or e-ink, technology instead of an OLED multitouch unit.
Wednesday, December 28, 2016
Construction of Apple's new Chicago flagship retail store is well underway, and according to a report on Wednesday the final build cost is now expected to hit $27 million, down from an initial estimate of $62 million in October.
Adding to a slowly growing set of value-added services, Twitter on Wednesday activated live 360-degree video streaming capabilities through its subsidiary Periscope, an interactive feature that puts viewers in the middle of the action.
If you don't have a good backup of your Mac, and as a result have lost something important, Disk Drill 3 aims to restore what's gone and try to protect you against future problems. AppleInsider offers a closer look.
Although Netflix may have secured the rights to newer Disney movies, Hulu this week announced a deal claiming over 50 movies from the company's back catalog.
Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook is enjoying the holidays in New York City, as he spent Wednesday morning on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange with his nephew, and even fielded questions about the limited availability of AirPods.
Accelerated multiple-monitor tool Duet Display now brings the MacBook Pro's Touch Bar to an extended screen using an iPad, and optional full Apple Pencil support in macOS. AppleInsider shows you what's been updated in the new version.
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The South Korean Fair Trade Commission has hit U.S. chipmaker Qualcomm — a major Apple supplier — with a 1.03 trillion won ($853 million) fine, charging that the company only licenses key patents to cellphone makers, and doesn't follow the rules when negotiating terms, among other complaints.
Despite some research by Foxconn with a slightly positive angle towards moving some efforts to the U.S., other Apple supply chain vendors are likely to not move, citing labor and operating costs.
Tuesday, December 27, 2016
A video posted to the web on Tuesday shows off glossy white iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus casing mockups, offering a sneak peek at what an official "Jet White" version of the flagship smartphone might resemble.
Apple in a recent change to international retail policy eliminated money transfers, otherwise known as prepayment, as a purchase option on its online store in Germany.
Apple's iPhone and iPad trounced the competition this holiday, giving the company a 44 percent share of all device activations — more than twice that of rival Samsung, new research suggests.
NBC is pulling the plug on its Breaking News service that feeds the eponymous iOS app on Dec. 31, and is leaving 9.5 million followers on Twitter in the dark as well.
Amazon has declared the holiday 2016 shopping season as "the best-ever season" for its voice-driven personal assistant Alexa, despite having problems keeping the sought-after devices in stock.
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- Sell your old device to BuyBackWorld and lock in a $20 cash bonus on Mac, iPad & iPhone trade-ins
- Apple engineer briefly discusses early iPhone work, hardware development security
- New version of Carbon Copy Cloner fully Sierra compatible, backs up your Mac like it always has
- Apple rumored to introduce 5" 'iPhone 7s' in 2017 with vertical dual-lens array
- Apple's first AI research paper focuses on computer vision
- Apple allegedly deepening partnership with Foxconn to facilitate China, Indonesia expansion efforts
- App Store trends suggest top Christmas gifts: VR, drones, cameras, Amazon Echo
- Five of the best board game conversions for your new iPad or iPhone
- Latest 4K drone footage of Apple's 'spaceship' Campus 2 shows interior auditorium work, significant landscaping
- ChronoSync 4.7.1 adds cloud services and smart scanning to automated back up app
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- Fill your new iPhone with some of the App Store's best 'buy once, play forever' indie games
Monday, December 26, 2016
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