Get the Lowest Prices anywhere on Macs, iPads and Apple Watches: Apple Price Guides updated May 22nd
 

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

ExclusiveInside Consumer Reports: How iPhone, iPad, Mac, and HomePod testing is performed

Inside Consumer Reports: How iPhone, iPad, Mac, and HomePod testing is performed

After years of controversies over Consumer Reports' assessments of Apple products, AppleInsider paid a visit to the organization's headquarters for an inside look at the testing process.

23 comments

Apple partner TSMC begins mass production of 7nm processors for next-generation iPhone

Apple partner TSMC begins mass production of 7nm processors for next-generation iPhone

Apple's system-on-chip manufacturing partner TSMC is churning out next-generation 7-nanometer "A12" processors that will power iPhones expected to launch later this year, according to a report on Tuesday.

1 comment

FBI reportedly inflated statistics on encrypted cellphone threat

FBI reportedly inflated statistics on encrypted cellphone threat

The FBI has for months bemoaned the threat encrypted cellphones pose to ongoing investigations, saying investigators were locked out of some 7,800 devices last year. A new report, however, claims the agency's figures are grossly inflated.

1 comment

VideoWish list: Nine features we want to see in an iMac refresh at WWDC 2018

Wish list: Nine features we want to see in an iMac refresh at WWDC 2018

At last years' WWDC in June, Apple refreshed its iMac line, and the same thing could happen again during this year's annual conference. With less than two weeks left until the big day, here's our wishlist of things we want to see in any 2018 iMacs that may make an appearance.

19 comments

Apple to live stream WWDC 2018 keynote on June 4

Apple to live stream WWDC 2018 keynote on June 4

As it has done in years past, Apple will present live streaming coverage of the Worldwide Developers Conference 2018 keynote event, offering those unable to attend a glimpse at this year's upcoming software platform updates.

1 comment

EditorialWhy Google IO 2018 squandered AI leadership to focus on copying Apple's innovations

Why Google IO 2018 squandered AI leadership to focus on copying Apple's innovations

Google appears to have a formidable lead in developing "smart services," including intelligent search, voice assistance, map routing, imaging and other app features powered by artificial intelligence. Yet at its annual Google IO developer conference, the company failed to show developers how this edge would do much for them, given that most Android devices aren't updated and that Google's own updated, premium-priced Android devices aren't selling.

37 comments

Killer Deals: $799 MacBook Air; 13" MacBook Pro for $1,099; 15" MacBook Pro for $1,999; 27" Apple iMac 5K for $1,549, Mac mini for $399

Killer Deals: $799 MacBook Air; 13

Just in: Apple authorized resellers have slashed prices on popular Apple computers. From 2017 MacBook Airs for $799 to 13" MacBook Pros for $1,099 (and 15" models for $1,999), these are the most aggressive deals available on current models from an Apple authorized reseller. Closeout discounts of up to $1,300 off are also going on now — all with no tax collected in most states.

YubiKey NEO's physical NFC key can now unlock apps on iPhone 7 & later

YubiKey NEO's physical NFC key can now unlock apps on iPhone 7 & later

Taking advantage of the more open NFC access on iPhones made possible with iOS 11, Yubico has announced that its physical YubiKey NEO authentication key can now be used to unlock compatible iOS apps.

3 comments

'Once Upon a Time' co-creators join Apple's 'Amazing Stories' reboot as new showrunners

'Once Upon a Time' co-creators join Apple's 'Amazing Stories' reboot as new showrunners

Apple's reboot of anthology series "Amazing Stories" has two new showrunners, joining three months after the original showrunner left the production.

0 comments

Legrand Radiant Wireless Charger offers in-wall power for Apple's iPhone 8 & iPhone X

Legrand Radiant Wireless Charger offers in-wall power for Apple's iPhone 8 & iPhone X

The newest twist on charging the iPhone 8 and X is the Legrand Radiant Wireless Charger, a wall outlet with a built-in Qi-compatible charging pad.

3 comments

Grab up to a $25 cash bonus on Apple trade-ins ahead of WWDC 2018

Grab up to a $25 cash bonus on Apple trade-ins ahead of WWDC 2018

As WWDC 2018 approaches, now is the time to lock in a price for your used MacBook or iPhone. Take advantage of a $15 to $25 cash bonus on top of competitive rates at Gazelle, and secure a 30-day price lock ahead of anticipated new hardware.

Belkin intros Lightning to headphone jack cable for iPhone 7, 8 & X

Belkin intros Lightning to headphone jack cable for iPhone 7, 8 & X

Accessory maker Belkin on Tuesday launched a straightforward 3.5mm-to-Lightning audio cable, offering a way for owners of recent iPhones to connect to 3.5-millimeter headphones and speakers.

15 comments

Apple confirms WWDC 2018 keynote for June 4 at 10 a.m.

Apple confirms WWDC 2018 keynote for June 4 at 10 a.m.

Apple on Tuesday issued press invitations to this year's Worldwide Developers Conference keynote, scheduled for June 4 at 10 a.m. at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose.

30 comments

Exclusive2 Hours Left: Apple's 2017 13" MacBook Pro with 256GB SSD on sale for $1,269 ($230 off) with no tax in most states

2 Hours Left: Apple's 2017 13

Today is the last day to snap up the lowest price available on Apple's current Mid 2017 13-inch MacBook Pro. Equipped with a 256GB SSD, this MacBook Pro also qualifies for free expedited shipping with no tax collected in most states. Request an exclusive, one-time use promo code today.

Starbucks app ahead of Apple Pay in U.S. mobile payment user adoption

Starbucks app ahead of Apple Pay in U.S. mobile payment user adoption

Starbucks may be leading Apple in the U.S. mobile payments market with the coffee chain said to have more users who made a payment using its app than Apple Pay.

54 comments

Sony buys controlling stake in EMI for $2.3B to become world's largest music publisher

Sony buys controlling stake in EMI for $2.3B to become world's largest music publisher

Sony has announced it will be buying a controlling stake in EMI Music Publishing as part of the company's plan to increase its revenue from streaming media services like Apple Music.

12 comments

Apple iPhone surges 16 percent in US in spite of market's overall decline

Apple iPhone surges 16 percent in US in spite of market's overall decline

Apple's U.S. iPhone sales were up 16 percent year-over-year during the March quarter to 16 million, even as the domestic smartphone market as a whole dropped 11 percent from 43.7 million units to 38.7 million, according to research published on Tuesday.

29 comments

Razer launches Mac compatible Core X eGPU for $299

Razer launches Mac compatible Core X eGPU for $299

Gaming hardware specialist Razer on Tuesday released the Razer Core X, an all-new external GPU enclosure that, thanks to Thunderbolt 3 connectivity, is compatible with Macs running macOS 10.13.4 High Sierra.

23 comments

Trump uses iPhones for Twitter and voice calls, reportedly refuses security swap outs

Trump uses iPhones for Twitter and voice calls, reportedly refuses security swap outs

President Donald Trump uses at least two White House issued iPhones for daily business, but ignores advice to regularly swap out a model dedicated to Twitter communications because doing so is "too inconvenient."

0 comments

Monday, May 21, 2018

Intel promises fix for new 'Variant 4' Meltdown, Spectre vulnerability

Intel promises fix for new 'Variant 4' Meltdown, Spectre vulnerability

Industry woes over Meltdown and Spectre continued this week when Google and Microsoft on Monday revealed a newly discovered silicon-level vulnerability impacting chips used in millions of computers, including those marketed by Apple.

5 comments

Apple staring down possibility of new per-employee tax in Cupertino

Apple staring down possibility of new per-employee tax in Cupertino

Apple's home city of Cupertino is considering a per-employee tax to generate funds for city infrastructure, and the tech giant might be among those companies impacted by the regulations.

86 comments

Coach adds new summer bands & colors for Apple Watch

Coach adds new summer bands & colors for Apple Watch

New York-based fashion brand Coach has released several new bands for the Apple Watch, in a range of colors and designs.

4 comments

FeatureWhy you shouldn't worry about radiation from your Wi-Fi router or iPhone

Why you shouldn't worry about radiation from your Wi-Fi router or iPhone

There's a lot of bad "science" floating around about radio frequency and electromagnetic field exposure from Wi-Fi routers and the wireless network that your iPhone accesses. AppleInsider delves into the subject, and the actual science behind it.

75 comments

ExclusiveCoupon Deals: Save up to $450 instantly on Apple's Mid 2017 MacBook Pros, plus no tax in 48 states & 0% financing [u]

Coupon Deals: Save up to $450 instantly on Apple's Mid 2017 MacBook Pros, plus no tax in 48 states & 0% financing [u]

AppleInsider readers can take advantage of exclusive coupons and instant discounts this week to instantly save between $50 and $450 on every Mid 2017 MacBook Pro, including Apple's 13" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar and 15" MacBook Pro. Plus, sales tax will not be collected on orders shipped outside NY and NJ and systems qualify for 0% financing OAC.

Ossic bails on $3.2 million Kickstarter and Indiegogo '3D headset' project [u]

Ossic bails on $3.2 million Kickstarter and Indiegogo '3D headset' project [u]

A maker of unreleased 3D-sensing headphones, Ossic, is shutting down and leaving thousands of Kickstarter and Indiegogo backers in the lurch.

16 comments

New iPhone X Animoji Karaoke ad features South Korean group Hyukoh

New iPhone X Animoji Karaoke ad features South Korean group Hyukoh

Apple has released another advertisement using the Animoji Karaoke concept to market the iPhone X, publishing the new 'Taxi Driver' video on its South Korean YouTube channel featuring three of the characters singing along to 'Citizen Kane' by the group Hyukoh.

7 comments

Barack Obama and Michelle Obama sign programming deal with Netflix

Barack Obama and Michelle Obama sign programming deal with Netflix

Former President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama have signed a deal to produce films and series for Netflix, apparently denying Apple the opportunity.

VideoHomeKit Insider #002: How to troubleshoot Bluetooth accessories with HomeScan

HomeKit Insider #002: How to troubleshoot Bluetooth accessories with HomeScan

Nailing down issues with HomeKit gear can be very difficult without the right tools. AppleInsider tales a look at a way to troubleshoot problems with Bluetooth accessories.

11 comments

Apple dips one spot to #4 in 2018 Fortune 500 rankings, leads in profits

Apple dips one spot to #4 in 2018 Fortune 500 rankings, leads in profits

Even with continued growth, Apple has slipped to fourth place in this year's Fortune 500 chart, which ranks the biggest U.S.-based corporations in terms of revenue.

17 comments

AOC debuts MacBook-compatible 15.6-inch USB-C monitor

AOC debuts MacBook-compatible 15.6-inch USB-C monitor

Display maker AOC is rolling out a new 15.6-inch portable USB-C monitor, allowing MacBook and MacBook Pro owners to provide power and the video signal to the display through a single cable.

17 comments

UK iPhone privacy lawsuit seeks up to $4.29B from Google

UK iPhone privacy lawsuit seeks up to $4.29B from Google

A U.K. lawsuit against Google for bypassing iPhone Web tracking safeguards now includes 4.4 million people listed as plaintiffs, and is aiming for up to 3.2 billion pounds ($4.29 billion) in damages.

21 comments

CallKit iPhone apps pulled from Chinese App Store amid new government crackdown

CallKit iPhone apps pulled from Chinese App Store amid new government crackdown

Apple is starting to remove apps from the App Store in China that integrate with CallKit, in response to moves by the country's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology to enforce cybersecurity regulations.

15 comments

Last call: Enter to win a Sonos One smart speaker with a lifetime Plex Pass

Last call: Enter to win a Sonos One smart speaker with a lifetime Plex Pass

AppleInsider is partnering with Plex this week to offer readers the chance to win a Sonos One smart speaker bundled with a lifetime Plex Pass. Two prizes will be given away, each valued at $320. Find out how to enter today.

Sunday, May 20, 2018

ExclusiveKiller Deals: Save $350 to $550 on Apple's iMac Pro with no tax in 48 states and 0% financing

Killer Deals: Save $350 to $550 on Apple's iMac Pro with no tax in 48 states and 0% financing

Readers this week can snap up the lowest prices anywhere on Apple's iMac Pro with our exclusive coupon. On top of the bonus savings available only at AppleInsider, there's no sales tax on orders shipped outside NY and NJ, as well as no interest financing for 12 months on approved credit.

Surveillance app stored teens' Apple IDs on unprotected servers

Surveillance app stored teens' Apple IDs on unprotected servers

An app meant to let parents monitor the phone activity of teenagers was saving the latter's Apple ID passwords in unprotected plaintext form, a report revealed on Sunday.

26 comments

VideoReview: Logi Circle 2 is the best HomeKit camera, but Apple's support is lacking

Review: Logi Circle 2 is the best HomeKit camera, but Apple's support is lacking

We've spent a few months with Logitech's flagship smart home security camera that gained support for HomeKit just last fall. After extensive usage, we have the verdict on one of the most popular HomeKit cams yet.

12 comments

Saturday, May 19, 2018

VideoVideo: iPhone X vs Galaxy S9+ AR Gaming — ARKit vs ARCore

Video: iPhone X vs Galaxy S9+ AR Gaming — ARKit vs ARCore

Apple's ARKit made a public debut at WWDC 2017 and was later released with iOS 11, enabling any iOS device with an A9 or newer processor to run augmented reality games and apps. Like clockwork, Google introduced a competing product in ARCore for devices running Android. We take a closer at the respective AR platforms in this video.

28 comments

App Roundup: Fortnite for iOS, Tweetbot 3 for macOS, WhatsApp, eBay, more!

App Roundup: Fortnite for iOS, Tweetbot 3 for macOS, WhatsApp, eBay, more!

New apps and updates to existing software appear in the App Store and other digital marketplaces all the time, and sometimes there's simply too many to track. AppleInsider has collected together some of the main macOS and iOS software updates and new additions that have arrived in the last week.

3 comments

Apple and Samsung rest cases patent damages trial, jury to decide on Monday

Apple and Samsung rest cases patent damages trial, jury to decide on Monday

Lawyers in the — maybe — final Apple v. Samsung trial presented their respective closing arguments on Friday, with Apple fighting to persuade jurors that Samsung's infringement of two utility and three design patents is worth more than $1 billion. Samsung argues it should pay $28 million, at most.

30 comments