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Apple HomePod shipping estimates slip in US after first reviews go live

02/08/2018, 12:02 am

Apple's online store is showing constrained HomePod supply in the U.S. after early reviews of the device went live on Tuesday, with orders placed today estimated for delivery by Feb. 12 at the earliest.


Rumor: Apple to launch AirPower and AirPods wireless charging case in March

02/07/2018, 08:02 pm

A very thin rumor on Wednesday claims Apple will start shipping the AirPower wireless charging mat and AirPods wireless charging case in late March, both hotly anticipated items unveiled during the company's iPhone event in September.


HomeKit-compatible Philips Hue Bridge updated to support Zigbee 3.0 smart light bulbs

02/07/2018, 02:02 pm

Philips has issued new firmware for its HomeKit-compatible Hue lighting system, updating the Bridge to include support for Zigbee 3.0, allowing it to work with a wider array of connected lights, lamps, and similar devices produced by other companies.


Beijing fines bogus 'Apple service center,' confiscates fake products

02/07/2018, 12:02 pm

Beijing has reportedly fined a fake "Apple service center" in the Chinese capital some $43,000 for intellectual property violations, confiscating fake products in the process.


Apple wants to make it easier to afford pricey products, in talks for new financing deal with Goldman Sachs

02/07/2018, 08:02 am

Apple and Goldman Sachs are in conversations, which if fruitful, could result in alternate financing options for Apple buyers across the board in the future.


Apple retail stores to accept Alipay mobile payments in China

02/07/2018, 01:02 am

In a move seemingly designed to increase sales and local sentiment, Apple will soon accept payments from popular Chinese service Alipay at its 41 brick-and-mortar stores in the country, the first third-party system in the world to enjoy support from Apple's retail arm.


Apple's proposed Australian flagship store faces public opposition, called 'Pizza Hut pagoda'

02/07/2018, 12:02 am

Apple is facing a rare adverse reaction to the design of a proposed global flagship store in Australia, with the Melbourne City Council on Tuesday voting to lobby the government and Apple for a new aesthetic.


ESPN to launch $4.99/month streaming service this spring, live TV requires ESPN subscription

02/06/2018, 08:02 pm

Disney CEO Bob Iger on Tuesday officially announced plans to debut a long-rumored ESPN streaming service, saying the sports-centric offering will launch this spring as part of a redesigned ESPN app.


Apple preps second Chinese data center, switch-on not expected until 2020

02/06/2018, 03:02 pm

Putting aside privacy concerns about the first one, Apple is reportedly laying the groundwork for a second Chinese data center that will go online two years from now.


HomePod review roundup: Apple's smart speaker sounds incredible, but Siri is lacking

02/06/2018, 09:02 am

As a home audio device, Apple's HomePod is a hit with critics, who have lauded the $349 accessory's superior sound quality. But the standalone speaker has not addressed the shortcomings of Siri, an area where HomePod lagged behind the capabilities of competitors Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant.


Apple's iCloud key in takedown of notorious Russian botnet operator

02/05/2018, 11:02 pm

Data from Apple's iCloud service was used to identify, and potentially locate and arrest, the operator of the Kelihos botnet, a system notorious for its association spam networks and criminal conspirators, according to U.S. court documents unsealed on Monday.


Health researcher Stephen Friend leaves Apple after less than two years

02/05/2018, 10:02 pm

According to a report on Monday, Stephen Friend, prominent health researcher and co-founder of Sage Bionetworks, has left Apple after serving less than two years on the job.


Apple Southlake Town Square in Dallas-Fort Worth joins US stores closing for renovations

02/05/2018, 03:02 pm

Apple's Southlake Town Square outlet -- located in the Dallas-Fort Worth area -- will close for renovations on Sunday, March 4.


Broadcom upping Qualcomm hostile takeover bid to $121 billion

02/05/2018, 08:02 am

The hostile takeover of Qualcomm continues, with Broadcom offering not just $60 per share of Qualcomm, but more than double the amount of stock for the combined entity that current shareholders will reap, should the deal conclude.


This week on AI: Apple rakes in $88.3B holiday, 'iOS 12' features delayed, iPhone X production cuts & more

02/03/2018, 12:02 am

The standout news was Apple's most lucrative quarter ever, fueled by the iPhone despite an apparent decline in units. We also caught a glimpse of what's coming -- and not coming -- to this year's "iOS 12."


Chinese counterfeiter made over $1.1M trafficking phony iPhones, iPads in US

02/02/2018, 06:02 pm

A Chinese national living in the U.S. on a student visa will be sentenced in May after pleading guilty to conspiracy and trafficking of counterfeit Apple products including iPhones and iPads, a scheme for which he earned more than $1.1 million.


No chill: Some Microsoft Surface Pro 4 users need to stick device in freezer to stop screen flickering

02/02/2018, 03:02 pm

A growing number of Surface Pro 4 owners are experiencing display flicker, and to temporarily rectify the situation, they need to chill the device well below room temperature to get it to work properly for even a short time.


AppleInsider podcast talks 'iOS 12' features, pro filmmaking on an iPhone, and Apple earnings

02/02/2018, 08:02 am

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Victor and Neil talk about rumored cuts to "iOS 12" and what stability means, the idea of running iPad apps on an Mac, and what we learned from Apple's earnings call and its biggest quarter ever.


Apple to open first Austrian store in Vienna on Feb. 24

02/01/2018, 09:02 am

The first-ever Apple store in Austria will open on Vienna's Kaerntner Strasse on Saturday, Feb. 24 at 9:30 a.m. local time, the company has announced.


How to transfer your iPhone or Mac Photo library to an external drive

01/31/2018, 07:01 pm

Storing an entire collection of photographs in Apple's Photos app on macOS can be a great way of keeping precious memories in order, but there are occasions when it needs to be stored on an external hard drive. AppleInsider explains how to shift the Photos Library to a new location while keeping all images safe and intact.