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Topic: iOS

The secret of Apple's success in selling premium tech as an affordable luxury

12/19/2018, 01:12 pm

Apple's hardware designs, software, icons, marketing, retail strategy, and branding have all been closely copied by its rivals. One thing they aren't copying is Apple's vast, premium installed base of loyal buyers. That's the primary foundation of Apple's wildly successful, global business that's uniquely selling massive volumes of luxury-class, premium-priced products in markets where competitors fight over sales of low-priced commodity units with thin margins. Why can't anyone else achieve what Apple has?

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Four-year-old used Siri to get help for his unconscious mom

12/18/2018, 10:12 am

Apple's Siri appears to have saved a pregnant woman in Wales, allowing a four-year-old child to easily call for help after his mom lost consciousness.

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Apple issues iOS 12.1.2 with eSIM connectivity fixes

12/17/2018, 04:12 pm

Apple on Monday released iOS 12.1.2, a minor patch designed to fix problems with eSIM support on the iPhone XR, XS, and XS Max, as well as cellular connectivity with those phones in Turkey.

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Lawsuit blaming Apple's FaceTime for fatal car crash dismissed

12/17/2018, 02:12 pm

A lawsuit claiming Apple was responsible for the death of a passenger in car crash has been dismissed by an appeals court, confirming an earlier ruling that it wasn't the company's fault the accident was caused by a driver using FaceTime.

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Review: Kingston Bolt is an easy way to add extra storage to your iPhone or iPad

12/14/2018, 01:12 am

Kingston Bolt is a dual-purpose Lightning/USB drive that effortlessly allows you to store or backup photos and videos from a compatible iOS device.

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Tumblr returns to iOS App Store ahead of 'adult' content ban

12/13/2018, 06:12 pm

Photo-centric blogging platform Tumblr returned to the iOS App Store this week after its app was pulled last month following the discovery that the service was hosting child pornography.

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Algoriddim's new unified djay for iOS goes free with subscription, adds new hardware support

12/12/2018, 10:12 am

Algoriddim's new djay for iOS has moved to a subscription model, and includes beat-matching, A12 Bionic machine learning, plus iPad Pro USB-C support.

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First public beta test versions of iOS 12.1.2, tvOS 12.1.2, macOS 10.14.3 arrive

12/11/2018, 01:12 pm

As it traditionally does Apple has opened up the beta testing process, and has made the first public beta test versions of iOS 12.1.2, tvOS 12.1.2, and macOS 10.14.3 available to willing testers.

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Tips: How to perform 15 different swipes & gestures for navigation on an iPhone

12/11/2018, 11:12 am

There are 15 different gestures you can perform on your iPhone or iPad, not even including app-specific ones. AppleInsider maps out the obvious, the obscure, and the forgotten swipes of iOS, and shows you how to use them all.

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Epic Games pulls pioneering 'Infinity Blade' trilogy from iOS App Store

12/10/2018, 07:12 pm

Epic Games, developers of worldwide phenomenon Fortnite, on Monday pulled all titles attached to its venerable iOS franchise "Infinity Blade" from the App Store, citing difficulties to maintain support for the apps.

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Apple commences developer beta testing of iOS 12.1.2, tvOS 12.1.2, macOS 10.14.3, and watchOS 5.1.3

12/10/2018, 01:12 pm

Apple has restarted the beta testing cycle once more after its latest batch of public releases, providing developers the first builds of iOS 12.1.2, tvOS 12.1.2, macOS 10.14.3, and watchOS 5.1.3.

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Some iPhone apps handing precise location data to as many as 40 businesses

12/10/2018, 10:12 am

Despite Apple's strict controls on privacy, a number of iOS apps are not only tracking precise location information on anonymized users but sharing it with third-party businesses -- sometimes dozens of them, a report revealed on Monday.

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Apple Store app for iOS lets users check product availability and order status with their voice

12/05/2018, 10:12 pm

Alongside a pair of software updates for iOS and macOS, Apple on Wednesday released a new version of its Apple Store app for iOS with support for Siri Shortcuts.

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Scientific community up in tentacles over Apple's 'upside down' squid emoji

12/05/2018, 07:12 pm

Apple's artistic decisions have once again landed the company in hot water, this time with scientists who take issue with the tech giant's emoji rendition of a squid.

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AT&T flips switch on iPhone XS and XR eSIM support in US [u: Verizon rumored for Friday]

12/05/2018, 05:12 pm

AT&T became the first major U.S. carrier to support Apple's eSIM technology with the rollout of iOS 12.1.1 on Wednesday, providing owners of iPhone XS and XR models access to two numbers on a single device.

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Apple releases macOS Mojave 10.14.2, tvOS 12.1.1, plus iOS 12.1.1 with FaceTime changes, eSIM expansion

12/05/2018, 01:12 pm

Apple on Wednesday released macOS Mojave, tvOS 12.1.1 and iOS 12.1.1 to the public, with the latter update bringing changes to FaceTime calls, additional eSIM support for the 2018 iPhones, and an extension of Haptic Touch on the iPhone XR, among other changes.

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Apple confirms 70 percent of iOS devices now running iOS 12

12/04/2018, 03:12 pm

The adoption rate for iOS 12 is considerably faster than that of iOS 11, Apple has confirmed, with new figures revealing the latest generation of the company's operating system for iPhones, iPads, and the iPod touch is now installed on 70 percent of all iOS-based devices.

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Best of 2018: Apple reveals most popular apps, games, movies and more

12/04/2018, 02:12 am

As it does every year, Apple on Tuesday released a list of the year's "best" digital content up for offer on its various digital storefronts, from the iOS App Store to Apple Books.

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Disrupt Berlin 2018 heavy on machine learning, picks sperm freezer Legacy as Startup Battlefield winner

12/02/2018, 01:12 pm

A panel of tech industry judges narrowed down a dozen contestants picked from over a thousand applicants to pick up the Disrupt Cup award at Disrupt Berlin 2018. The panel ultimately bypassed other startups putting machine learning directly into consumers' hands, and ultimately decided on a single winner that wiggled its way past the others to win $50,000 -- a Swiss startup named Legacy that freezes men's sperm when they are healthy and young to archive reproductive ability until the time is right.

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Disrupt Berlin 2018 sponsor Otter Voice Notes uses AI to create live, searchable transcripts

12/01/2018, 05:12 pm

One of the most overtly impressive products on display at Disrupt Berlin was Otter Voice Notes, a live transcription service from AISense, powered by artificial intelligence. The product generates searchable archives of presentations, meetings, interviews, or any other audio feed, delivering transcribed text synchronized to an audio recording, with identified speakers and keyword metadata.

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