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Tuesday, July 04, 2017

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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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.

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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Thursday, June 29, 2017

FeatureApple's first iPhone was also the first to realize the potential of the smartphone

Apple's first iPhone was also the first to realize the potential of the smartphone

The iPhone was the phone I'd wanted all along. I had been trying to use cell phones as if they were iPhones for years, but nothing really stuck.

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FeatureDr. Applelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the iPhone

Dr. Applelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the iPhone

It was 2008. I had just recently returned to the U.S. after a three-year stint in Japan, the place where all tech lover dreams come true, and iPhone was all the rage. But I wasn't convinced.

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Apple posts short movie 'Detour' by Michel Gondry shot entirely on iPhone

Apple posts short movie 'Detour' by Michel Gondry shot entirely on iPhone

As part of its ongoing iPhone advertising campaign, Apple on Thursday posted to its French website a short film called Detour, which was shot entirely using iPhone 7 hardware by French director Michel Gondry.

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FeatureApple's iPhone changed both the face of phones and personal computing

Apple's iPhone changed both the face of phones and personal computing

Though Apple co-founder Steve Jobs unveiled the iPhone at the MacWorld Expo on January 9, 2007, it would not be until Friday, June 29, 2007, that it officially went on sale. You had one choice in cellular carriers, AT&T, and though it did not support the then-new 3G network or have any apps, it was described as "revolutionary" and "game-changing" by the press.

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Apple marketing chief discusses 'unbelievable' response to ARKit, HomePod, more in interview

Apple marketing chief discusses 'unbelievable' response to ARKit, HomePod, more in interview

Apple vice president of worldwide iPod, iPhone, and iOS product marketing Greg Joswiak says developer response to the company's new ARKit tools is "unbelievable," suggesting consumers will have plenty of augmented reality app to browse through when iOS 11 launches this fall.

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Apple launches first public beta of macOS High Sierra

Apple launches first public beta of macOS High Sierra

After a false start earlier this week, Apple on Thursday issued the first public beta of macOS High Sierra, available to anyone registered with the company's Beta Software Program.

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Cartoon streaming service Boomerang comes to Apple TV

Cartoon streaming service Boomerang comes to Apple TV

Time Warner's family-oriented cartoon streaming service Boomerang launched this week on the Apple TV, having already been available to iPhone and iPad owners since April.

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Feature10 years ago — Apple's iPhone as seen on AppleInsider and by our readers

10 years ago — Apple's iPhone as seen on AppleInsider and by our readers

AppleInsider was heavily invested the the launch of the original iPhone, and you were too. Here's some of the things we said about it at launch — and what somer of you thought then.

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Apple Pay gets MLB stadium expansion, support for Greenlight cards for kids

Apple Pay gets MLB stadium expansion, support for Greenlight cards for kids

Apple Pay is now available for the first time or in expanded fashion at several more Major League Baseball stadiums, according to an announcement. Parents, meanwhile, have gained the option to let their kids use Apple Pay through Greenlight debit cards.

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Original iPhone keyboard designer shows off Apple's 'Wallaby' hardware prototypes

Original iPhone keyboard designer shows off Apple's 'Wallaby' hardware prototypes

A new image shows a pair of early iPhone prototypes used during the creation of the device's software, allowing developers to build the revolutionary touchscreen keyboard that, back in 2007, was actually controversial.

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FeatureAn iPhone switch story from a reluctant Android switcher

An iPhone switch story from a reluctant Android switcher

The iPhone launched 10 years ago, but Roger switched much more recently, in 2015. On the milestone anniversary of Apple's groundbreaking handset, he tells his story.

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Apple email campaign encourages trade-in upgrades to iPhone 7 ahead of 'iPhone 8'

Apple email campaign encourages trade-in upgrades to iPhone 7 ahead of 'iPhone 8'

A new email marketing campaign from Apple is nudging owners of other smartphones — and older iPhones — to trade them in towards an iPhone 7, just months from when the "iPhone 7s," "7s Plus" and "8" are likely to be announced.

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FeatureApple's iPhone is 10 years old, but its creation was decades in the making

Apple's iPhone is 10 years old, but its creation was decades in the making

The iPhone is a story of decades. It wasn't just invented by a scrappy team of inventors or willed into existence by one man brainstorming an idea.

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First class graduates from Apple's Naples, Italy Developer Academy with VP Lisa Jackson on hand

First class graduates from Apple's Naples, Italy Developer Academy with VP Lisa Jackson on hand

The first class from Apple's Naples, Italy Developer Academy on the grounds of the University of Naples Federico II has graduated, and Vice President Lisa Jackson was there to commemorate the occasion.

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Feature'Tonight there's gonna be a jailbreak:' A poor man's guide to the first iPhone

'Tonight there's gonna be a jailbreak:' A poor man's guide to the first iPhone

It was 2007, and I really wanted a first-generation iPhone, but I did not have a lot of money. I did, however, have the technical knowhow necessary to save a few bucks.

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