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Sunday, October 29, 2017

Apple says 'working hard' to get iPhone X orders to iPhone Upgrade Program customers after Citizens One snafu

Apple says 'working hard' to get iPhone X orders to iPhone Upgrade Program customers after Citizens One snafu

Apple this weekend is contacting iPhone Upgrade Program customers who stayed up, or woke up, to order an iPhone X early Friday only to find the company's financial partner, Citizens One, was unable to process loan applications.

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Saturday, October 28, 2017

Photos, video show off pre-release unboxing of Apple's iPhone X

Photos, video show off pre-release unboxing of Apple's iPhone X

Images and video posted to Twitter on Saturday are said to show units of Apple's iPhone X preparing to ship — as well as the unboxing of a silver model.

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Chicago flagship Apple store dimming lights at night to prevent further migratory bird deaths

Chicago flagship Apple store dimming lights at night to prevent further migratory bird deaths

After a watchdog agency devoted to tracking bird impacts on Chicago buildings alerted Apple to a possible problem, the new North Michigan Ave. flagship store will dim the lights nightly until the fall migration season ends.

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Apple sacks iPhone X engineer after daughter posts hands-on video to YouTube

Apple sacks iPhone X engineer after daughter posts hands-on video to YouTube

Apple has reportedly fired an engineer who worked on iPhone X after his daughter posted a hands-on video of the device to YouTube, breaking the company's non-disclosure agreement policies.

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Lowest price ever: Apple's high-end 15" MacBook Pro w/ Radeon 460 for $1,899 ($1,000 off), plus no tax in 48 states and 0% financing

Lowest price ever: Apple's high-end 15

Apple authorized reseller Adorama is taking $1,000 off the Late 2016 15-inch MacBook Pro with an upgraded 2.9GHz processor and top of the line Radeon 460 graphics. This Space Gray notebook also qualifies for free expedited shipping and no tax outside NY and NJ. Adorama is also offering no interest if paid in full within 12 months using the store card. Deals on 13-inch MacBook Pros are also in effect now.

Apple TV and tvOS deliver managed digital signage, custom apps and AirPlay for the enterprise

Apple TV and tvOS deliver managed digital signage, custom apps and AirPlay for the enterprise

Apple's expansion in Mac enterprise sales to large corporate customers has greatly accelerated with the arrival of mobile iOS devices. But there's also new interest emerging for Apple TV's tvOS platform among enterprise buyers.

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This week on AI: iPhone X preorders sell out fast, Apple preps family-friendly TV & more

This week on AI: iPhone X preorders sell out fast, Apple preps family-friendly TV & more

The iPhone X of course was the leading story this week, instantly selling out of launch-day units when preorders opened on Friday. Rumors also swirled around compromises Apple may have made, and the company's plans for big-budget TV shows.

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Friday, October 27, 2017

Magazine autographed by Steve Jobs sells at auction for over $50,000

Magazine autographed by Steve Jobs sells at auction for over $50,000

A 1988 copy of Newsweek signed by Apple co-founder Steve Jobs sold for $50,587 in an auction this week, more than tripling estimates set by auction house RR Auction.

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Apple announces Final Cut Pro 10.4 with support for VR, HDR, HEVC, more

Apple announces Final Cut Pro 10.4 with support for VR, HDR, HEVC, more

Apple at the Final Cut Pro X Creative Summit on Friday debuted Final Cut Pro 10.4, a hotly anticipated update to the flagship professional video editing suite that includes support for VR, HDR footage, direct integration for iOS video and more.

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Apple updates iPhone X preorders with improved delivery estimates

Apple updates iPhone X preorders with improved delivery estimates

Many customers who went online early Friday to preorder an iPhone X were unable to snag a launch day device due to expectedly high demand, but it seems Apple is working on supply issues and has updated certain orders to reflect improved ship times.

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Canada's Rogers sees 'tremendous' demand for iPhone X, upgrades iPhone 8 status to 'good'

Canada's Rogers sees 'tremendous' demand for iPhone X, upgrades iPhone 8 status to 'good'

After calling iPhone 8 demand "anemic," Canadian wireless carrier Rogers Communications on Friday upgraded the smartphone's status to "good," while touting interest in iPhone X as "tremendous."

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VideoWhy you need AppleCare+ to protect your new iPhone X

Why you need AppleCare+ to protect your new iPhone X

Apple's iPhone X demands not only a higher purchase price, but also comes with a more expensive AppleCare+ coverage charge. If you managed to snag a copy, you'll want to spring for the warranty plan. AppleInsider explains why.

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Apple calls on developers to update apps for iPhone X

Apple calls on developers to update apps for iPhone X

Hours after Apple initiated preorders for iPhone X, the company on Friday called on developers to submit updated apps built to take advantage of the new flagship's advanced capabilities — and unique design.

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Apple calls iPhone X preorders 'off the charts' after rapid sellouts

Apple calls iPhone X preorders 'off the charts' after rapid sellouts

Preorders of the iPhone X are off to a strong start, Apple commented on Friday, reflecting the long delays already facing prospective buyers.

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Apple introduces international iPhone warranty for Indian customers alongside iPhone 8 & X

Apple introduces international iPhone warranty for Indian customers alongside iPhone 8 & X

Apple has reportedly introduced an international warranty for iPhone buyers living in India, letting them get an iPhone outside the country and still receive support at home.

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Cases from Apple generally shipping before iPhone X, may cause problems with some banks

Cases from Apple generally shipping before iPhone X, may cause problems with some banks

Apple appears to be shipping cases separately than the iPhone X — with some reports seeing expected deliveries of the protective enclosures more than a month before the sought-after OLED phone arrives.

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iPhone X orders held up by credit freezes put in place after Equifax hack

iPhone X orders held up by credit freezes put in place after Equifax hack

Some customers scrambling to preorder the hotly anticipated iPhone X early Friday morning hit an unexpected roadblock: Credit freezes put in place after the Equifax data breach held up authorization of payment plan loans.

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Boost & Virgin Mobile customers to get Apple's iPhone X on Nov. 10

Boost & Virgin Mobile customers to get Apple's iPhone X on Nov. 10

U.S. prepaid carriers Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile — both connected to Sprint — have announced that they will officially launch the iPhone X on Nov. 10, a week after Apple, Sprint, and many other parties.

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Google reveals higher traffic acquisition payouts, supporting claims of costlier Apple search deal

Google reveals higher traffic acquisition payouts, supporting claims of costlier Apple search deal

While Google parent company Alphabet beat forecasts in this week's third-quarter results, pulling in $27.77 billion in revenue, the company simultaneously warned of higher traffic acquisition costs — likely supporting claims that it's paying Apple more to be the default option in Safari search.

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iPhone X out-of-warranty repairs eclipse iPhone 8 Plus at $549, screen repairs run $279

iPhone X out-of-warranty repairs eclipse iPhone 8 Plus at $549, screen repairs run $279

Apple has announced repair costs for the iPhone X, with AppleCare+ fees remaining the same as other phones, but out of warranty fees commensurate with the higher retail price of the phone, and similar in price to screen repairs on the Galaxy S8 with Samsung parts.

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Just as it did with iPhone 8, Best Buy tacks $100 extra onto upfront payments for iPhone X [u]

Just as it did with iPhone 8, Best Buy tacks $100 extra onto upfront payments for iPhone X [u]

Customers in a rush to preorder the iPhone X from Best Buy on Friday morning may be in for a bit of sticker shock when they double-check the final bill, as the retailer tacked on an extra $100 for full-price purchases of the handset [updated with comment from Best Buy].

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FeatureAppleInsider podcast tells the best way to get an iPhone X, smart door locks, and teaching Siri

AppleInsider podcast tells the best way to get an iPhone X, smart door locks, and teaching Siri

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Victor and Mike talk about new iPhone cameras provided by LG, the top tips for getting an iPhone X, HomeKit and Amazon door locks, and more.

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Apple sells out of launch day iPhone X supply in matter of minutes

Apple sells out of launch day iPhone X supply in matter of minutes

Launch day supply of Apple's iPhone X was exhausted mere minutes after the handset went up for sale early Friday, with rabid demand driving delivery estimates out 4 to 5 weeks for all models, on all carriers.

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Apple debuts $149 leather 12-inch MacBook sleeve

Apple debuts $149 leather 12-inch MacBook sleeve

Apple's iPhone X wasn't the only new item to hit the company's online store on Friday, as a premium leather sleeve designed to snugly fit the 12-inch MacBook also went up for sale.

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Deals: 2017 15" MacBook Pros as low as $2,199 ($200-$320 off); 10.5" iPad Pros for $599 ($50 off); 27" iMac 5K (Apple refurb) for $1,149

Deals: 2017 15

Exclusive discounts are in effect now on Apple's Mid 2017 15" MacBook Pro. Save $200 to $320 on popular configs with no tax collected outside NY and NJ. Or snap up a 10.5" iPad Pro and save $50 to $130. The Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS + Cellular) in Space Black is now shipping for $749, while Apple refurbished 2014 27" iMac 5Ks are $1,149.

Apple's iPhone X goes up for preorder online [update: launch units sold out]

Apple's iPhone X goes up for preorder online [update: launch units sold out]

As scheduled, Apple took iPhone X preorders live on Friday shortly after 12:01 a.m. Pacific, through the dedicated Apple Store app for iOS and the Apple.com online storefront.

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Thursday, October 26, 2017

Apple seeks permission from SEC to exclude proposal tying executive diversity metrics to CEO performance

Apple seeks permission from SEC to exclude proposal tying executive diversity metrics to CEO performance

Apple earlier this month asked the Securities and Exchange Commission to authorize the exclusion of a shareholder proposal that would tie the company's diversity efforts to CEO performance, an action that could negatively impact Tim Cook's compensation.

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Steel frames rise at next-gen Apple store in Seattle's University Village mall

Steel frames rise at next-gen Apple store in Seattle's University Village mall

Apple is making steady progress on a next-generation retail outlet in Seattle's University Village mall that, once complete, will stand face-to-face with a Microsoft Store located just feet away.

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Apple online store goes down in preparation of iPhone X preorders

Apple online store goes down in preparation of iPhone X preorders

As has become tradition, Apple on Thursday took its online store offline as the company prepares for an inevitable crush of iPhone X preorders, scheduled to go live a minute after midnight on Friday, Pacific time.

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Apple, other tech companies back LGBT cause in Supreme Court case involving wedding cake baker

Apple, other tech companies back LGBT cause in Supreme Court case involving wedding cake baker

Apple and a handful of high-profile technology firms this week signed an amicus brief supporting LGBT rights in a Supreme Court case over a baker who declined to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple.

FeatureSAP, Capital One detail work with Jamf in enterprise Mac deployments

SAP, Capital One detail work with Jamf in enterprise Mac deployments

As Apple cements itself as the dominant vendor of premium PCs and mobile devices, corporate IT is increasingly welcoming support for Macs as part of their business. Representatives from SAP and Capital One recently discussed what's involved in bringing Mac choice to their organizations.

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Spotify planning third reboot of video efforts as Apple prepares to spend $1B

Spotify planning third reboot of video efforts as Apple prepares to spend $1B

While Apple is busy readying a slate of high-budget TV shows, Spotify is resetting its attempts at original video for the third time in three years — hoping to finally find some traction beyond on-demand music, according to one report.

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TipsHow to delete the apps left over after an iTunes 12.7 install to regain storage on macOS or Windows

How to delete the apps left over after an iTunes 12.7 install to regain storage on macOS or Windows

Apple's decision to remove the iOS App Store from iTunes as part of the version 12.7 update controversially took away the ability to download apps to a Mac or PC, but all of the locally-stored apps were kept in place. We show you how to delete these files and free up some storage in the process.

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Apple's expanded Century City store in LA to launch alongside iPhone X on Nov. 3

Apple's expanded Century City store in LA to launch alongside iPhone X on Nov. 3

Apple has announced that its revamped Century City store — on Santa Monica Boulevard in Los Angeles — will open Nov. 3, just in time to host people hunting for an iPhone X at retail.

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Apple issues fifth macOS High Sierra 10.13.1 beta to developers, second released in a week

Apple issues fifth macOS High Sierra 10.13.1 beta to developers, second released in a week

Three days after the last macOS High Sierra 10.13.1 beta, Apple has issued another one for developers with a very small increment in build numbers.

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Hands-OnFirst look: LIFX Mini smartbulb with Apple HomeKit

First look: LIFX Mini smartbulb with Apple HomeKit

LIFX is one of the better-known LED smartbulb brands, but until recently, it was also completely missing from Apple's HomeKit platform. We're currently testing this newfound support with one of the company's latest lights, the Mini.

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Apple calls $506M WARF patent ruling 'fraught with error' in start of appeal

Apple calls $506M WARF patent ruling 'fraught with error'  in start of appeal

Apple is beginning its appeal of a $506 million penalty for violating a patent belonging to the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, calling both the original jury verdict and subsequent rulings "fraught with error."

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OWC ships Aura Pro X PCIe SSD flash storage upgrades for 2013 and later Macs

OWC ships Aura Pro X PCIe SSD flash storage upgrades for 2013 and later Macs

Mac upgrade supplier OWC has released its newest SSDs, the Aura Pro X, with the flash-based PCIe storage said to be the fastest the firm has ever produced, claimed to offer up to 2.3 times better performance compared to the stock storage used by Apple.

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LG said to be producing Apple iPhone camera modules in new Vietnam factory

LG said to be producing Apple iPhone camera modules in new Vietnam factory

A new LG Innotek factory in Vietnam is allegedly geared toward churning out single- and dual-lens camera modules for various iPhone models, matching Apple's growing demands.

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