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Inside Consumer Reports: Controversies surrounding the MacBook Pro and HomePod

05/23/2018, 11:33:00 AM, Posted By Stephen Silver

Enthusiasts have questioned Consumer Reports' assessments of Apple's products for many years. After looking at the test facilities, AppleInsider talked to Consumer Reports leaders about the various controversies of the past.

Apple Music pulled R. Kelly from curated playlists weeks ago amid abuse allegations, report says

05/11/2018, 08:11:00 PM, Posted By Mikey Campbell

After revelations that music streaming leader Spotify ceased active promotion of R. Kelly songs and playlists as the singer faces assault and sexual misconduct allegations, a report on Friday claims Apple applied similar policies to its Apple Music service weeks ago.

Music Modernization Act will alter how old recordings are reimbursed by Apple Music and Spotify

04/30/2018, 09:58:00 AM, Posted By Stephen Silver

The new Music Modernization Act bill has passed the House of Representatives that aims to bring laws for music licensing and royalty payments into alignment with modern technologies, like streaming through Apple Music and Spotify.

Editorial: Will Apple's 1990's "Golden Age" collapse repeat itself?

04/28/2018, 06:03:00 AM, Posted By Daniel Eran Dilger

Once, long ago in a previous epoch of technology, Apple Computer, Inc. commissioned a new headquarters in Northern California just as it began losing its position as a leader in personal computing tech in the early 90s. Could history repeat itself in our modern era?

Wish List: 7 new features we'd like to see in a new 'Apple Watch Series 4'

04/16/2018, 07:57:00 AM, Posted By Roger Fingas

For a lot of people, Apple may have checked off a major wish list item with the addition of LTE on Apple Watch Series 3. There are still plenty of things we'd like to see in the inevitable Apple Watch Series 4, though.

Editorial: Bloomberg spins Apple's Event as a desperate, blind stab for cheap iPads in education

03/24/2018, 05:25:00 PM, Posted By Daniel Eran Dilger

Bloomberg's latest scoop uses Apple's upcoming education event as an opportunity to advance the idea that Google's Chromebooks (and Android tablets!) are taking over new markets while iPads stare into the inky black void of doom. That's wrong, here's why.

Apple iBooks revamp could include 'Today' tab to enhance discovery

03/22/2018, 10:27:00 AM, Posted By Roger Fingas

Apple is reportedly recruiting an editorial team for its upcoming iBooks reboot, possibly with the idea of creating an App Store-style "Today" tab.

After Cambridge Analytica scandal, publishers see Apple News as a solid alternative to being burned by Facebook, Google

03/21/2018, 07:33:00 AM, Posted By Daniel Eran Dilger

For years, Facebook and Google have been bleeding the publishing industry dry, appropriating the work of its reporters while replacing the ads that traditionally supported the news business with their own targeted surveillance advertising that does little to support actual journalism. It took a major scandal to wake the industry up, but it's increasing warming to Apple News and its unique model of privacy.

Hands on: Apple's 'Netflix of Magazines' Texture provides a wealth of content to readers

03/12/2018, 04:43:00 PM, Posted By Andrew O'Hara

Texture allows access to dozens of magazines for a monthly price of $9.99 -- and it is now in Apple's hands.

Editorial: The mysterious curse of iPhone 6, lifted with... the headphone jack

03/10/2018, 08:22:55 AM, Posted By Daniel Eran Dilger

In 2014, Apple unveiled a pair of larger iPhone 6 models that kicked off a "supercycle" of upgrades and permanently blunted the high-end Galaxy sales of its top rival in premium smartphones, Samsung. However, it appears that iPhone 6 and 6S suffered statically high hardware failure rates in diagnostic testing, a problem that has since subsided in more recent models. What caused this mysterious problem, and how did Apple improve things?

The IRS does not accept iTunes gift cards, don't get scammed

03/06/2018, 07:40:00 PM, Posted By Mikey Campbell

A recent op-ed reminds U.S. citizens that Internal Revenue Service impersonators are out in force this tax season and, like last year and year before, some are looking to fleece unwitting victims by asking them to pay back taxes with iTunes gift cards.

Apple News generates little income for smaller publishers, curators take pitches from publishers on dedicated Slack channel

02/14/2018, 11:25:09 AM, Posted By Mike Wuerthele

Apple's editorial team reportedly takes pitches from large reporting venues on a private Slack channel, and a team of about a dozen staffers decide if the story lives or dies on Apple News, and as a result, what makes money from being spotlighted on the service.

NYT reporter uses megaphone to decry 'slow death' of 5-year-old iPad mini running iOS 9, admits hardware still works fine

02/07/2018, 12:18:00 PM, Posted By Mike Wuerthele

An editorial in the New York Times complains about the slow death of the writer's five-year-old iPad mini, while still noting that everything about it functions fine -- if not in the eternally new fashion the author demands.

Apple Music recruits journalist Alex Gale to lead editorial work

02/05/2018, 05:20:49 PM, Posted By Roger Fingas

As of Monday, Apple Music is reportedly taking on long-time music journalist Alex Gale as its new head of editorial.

Editorial: The super exciting failure of CES 2018

01/09/2018, 12:30:00 PM, Posted By Daniel Eran Dilger

After working hard to dismiss iPhone X as too expensive, AirPods as a very minor success and HomePod as far-off vaporware missing the window of opportunity afforded to smart speakers, the low-paid writers hired by the Associated Press, Bloomberg, CNET and Reuters to fill the gaps that regular staff can't get to are again converging on Las Vegas to depict the really big prototype TV concepts of CES as being potentially affordable, commercially significant at some point in the future--and anything but vaporware.

App Store review ridiculousness: Apple rejects AppleInsider's iPhone X app update because of news story about jailbreaking

12/19/2017, 08:58:00 AM, Posted By Neil Hughes

Apple's strict control of the App Store and content available on it continues to be both a blessing and a curse, as AppleInsider itself discovered this week, when the iPhone X update for our app was rejected simply because we published a news story about jailbreaking.

Drake, Bitmoji & Game of Thrones lead Apple Music, iTunes & App Store for 2017

12/07/2017, 09:16:56 AM, Posted By Roger Fingas

Apple on Thursday released a list of the most popular media on iTunes and the App Store during 2017, also calling attention to editorial picks for iPhone and iPad apps.

Apple's recent software problems are bad, but shouldn't lead to knee-jerk personnel decisions

12/04/2017, 03:17:00 PM, Posted By Mike Wuerthele

By any account, Apple had a rough end of November and start of December from a software perspective -- but there are lessons to be learned and corrective measures to execute that can only be fully undertaken with the Apple leadership staying in place.

Editorial: Thankful for iPhone X

11/24/2017, 10:39:00 PM, Posted By Daniel Eran Dilger

Throughout this miserable year we suffered a series of horrific tropical storms and deadly wildfires; a year of ugly, divisive politics, nonstop fake news and a new broader realization that many of the people we formerly respected have actually led terrible abusive lives of harassment, assault and even predation of children. We can take some comfort in the fact that at least our technology improved dramatically.

Editorial: Who will buy iPhone 8?

09/20/2017, 05:43:00 AM, Posted By Daniel Eran Dilger

A variety of early reviews for Apple's new iPhone 8 & 8 Plus sought to dismiss the latest models as already "obsolete" in the face of the upcoming iPhone X. Many of their concerns focus on the idea that buyers really want an all-new design. They're wrong, here's why.