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Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Apple's new 16-inch MacBook Pro is built to blaze through pro workflows

Apple's new 16-inch MacBook Pro is built to blaze through pro workflows

Apple continues to deliver on its commitment to Mac professionals in 2019 with the Wednesday debut of the 16-inch MacBook Pro. The new high-performance model is designed to replace the company's legacy 15-inch MacBook Pro at existing price points, while delivering a larger, enhanced display, a new a Magic Keyboard, superior sound, and Intel Coffee Lake processors in a package tuned for developers, video editors, photographers, and other professional creative workflows.

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Deals: Save up to $438 on Apple's 16-inch MacBook Pro; 15-inch MacBook Pro falls to $1,999

Deals: Save up to $438 on Apple's 16-inch MacBook Pro; 15-inch MacBook Pro falls to $1,999

For a limited time, grab triple-digit discounts on Apple's brand new 16-inch MacBook Pro. Announced today, the 16-inch MacBook Pro is now up to $438 off, plus $50 off AppleCare at time of purchase, setting the bar for the lowest prices on the stunning devices. Meanwhile, B&H has slashed the price of Apple's 2019 15-inch MacBook Pro to just $1,999 while supplies last.

AMD details the 16-inch MacBook Pro's Radeon Pro 5000M-series GPUs

AMD details the 16-inch MacBook Pro's Radeon Pro 5000M-series GPUs

AMD has revealed the specifications of the new Radeon Pro 5000M-series GPU options available in the just-launched 16-inch MacBook Pro, with the Radeon Pro 5300M and 5500M offering better graphics performance and an option for up to 8GB of GDDR6 VRAM.

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FeatureSpecs compared: Apple's 16-inch MacBook Pro versus the 2019 15-inch MacBook Pro

Specs compared: Apple's 16-inch MacBook Pro versus the 2019 15-inch MacBook Pro

Apple has just launched the 16-inch MacBook Pro, one that replaces the 15-inch version of the popular notebook line. AppleInsider pitches the specifications of each against each other to see how much of a difference there is between the two models, aside from screen size.

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Second macOS 10.15.2 beta build released to developers

Second macOS 10.15.2 beta build released to developers

Less than a week after the first build's release, Apple has issued a second beta build of macOS Catalina 10.15.2 to developers for testing.

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These are the best early Apple Black Friday deals going on right now

These are the best early Apple Black Friday deals going on right now

Shoppers looking to save money on Apple products don't have to wait until Black Friday to pick up the lowest prices of the year on many devices. Get a head start on holiday shopping with these early Apple Black Friday deals going on now, with markdowns on AirPods 2, MacBook Pros, iMacs, new iPads for $299, the Apple Pencil and much more.

Disney+ touts more than 10 million subscribers day after launch

Disney+ touts more than 10 million subscribers day after launch

The new subscription television service from Disney has blown past 10 million subscribers within its first 24 hours of operation.

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VideoApple's new 16-Inch MacBook Pro: Everything you need to know

Apple's new 16-Inch MacBook Pro: Everything you need to know

After months of rumors, the revamped 16-inch MacBook Pro is official. Here is everything you need to know about the new machine.

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The new 16-inch MacBook Pro has the best CPU performance yet — but not by a lot

The new 16-inch MacBook Pro has the best CPU performance yet — but not by a lot

The new 16-inch MacBook Pro is Apple's most powerful notebook computer, with initial CPU benchmarks showing a small performance improvement compared to the the 2019 15-inch MacBook Pro.

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Apple's Phil Schiller discusses 16-inch MacBook Pro keyboard design versus Butterfly

Apple's Phil Schiller discusses 16-inch MacBook Pro keyboard design versus Butterfly

Despite the 16-inch MacBook Pro featuring an all-new Magic Keyboard, Apple executive Phil Schiller says that the controversial Butterfly keyboard will live on.

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Apple's new Mac Pro and Pro Display XDR to begin shipping in December

Apple's new Mac Pro and Pro Display XDR to begin shipping in December

In addition to launching a new family of 16-inch MacBook Pros, Apple said Wednesday it will narrowly meet a self-imposed deadline for the release of its new Mac Pro professional workstations by making them available for purchase sometime next month.

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Apple AirPods Pro are back on sale at Amazon

Apple AirPods Pro are back on sale at Amazon

Amazon's popular $15 price drop is back on Apple AirPods Pro, with the hot new accessory priced at $234.95 while supplies last. After selling out at the reduced price several times, this special offer might not last long.

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Walk, run or wheel 5 kilometers with Apple Watch to earn 2019's Thanksgiving activity badge

Walk, run or wheel 5 kilometers with Apple Watch to earn 2019's Thanksgiving activity badge

Apple's next Apple Watch activity challenge will fall on Thanksgiving, with owners eligible to receive a turkey-themed badge when they complete a 5-kilometer walk, run or wheelchair workout.

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Walmart Grocery customers can use Siri to place online orders with their voice

Walmart Grocery customers can use Siri to place online orders with their voice

Walmart this week announced a new partnership with Apple that integrates the retailer's Voice Order technology with Apple's Siri virtual assistant, granting customers the option of shopping via voice command.

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Tim Cook, President Trump to tour Apple's Texas manufacturing facilities

Tim Cook, President Trump to tour Apple's Texas manufacturing facilities

Apple CEO Tim Cook and President Donald Trump are expected to take a tour of Apple's Texas facilities, with the visit designed to shine a light on companies that create and keep jobs in the U.S.

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HBO ex-CEO Richard Plepler negotiating Apple TV+ content deal

HBO ex-CEO Richard Plepler negotiating Apple TV+ content deal

Apple appears to be on the cusp of signing an Apple TV+ content deal with RLP & Company, helmed by former HBO chief executive Richard Plepler.

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On its own, AirPods could be a $175 billion enterprise

On its own, AirPods could be a $175 billion enterprise

If a private company was performing the way Apple's AirPods are in terms of rapid sales growth in units and revenues with strong margins, it could be valued at $175 billion next year, making it the 32nd largest company in the U.S.

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Apple predicted to launch 16-inch MacBook Pro this week

Apple predicted to launch 16-inch MacBook Pro this week

Apple is again predicted to launch the 16-inch MacBook Pro very soon, possibly Wednesday, with reports claiming the company has started to brief members of the media.

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'Minecraft Earth' early access now available in the US

'Minecraft Earth' early access now available in the US

Microsoft's augmented reality 'Minecraft Earth' is now available to play in early access in the United States, letting you build with your friends on your iPhone or iPad in the real world.

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Facebook Pay launched to challenge Apple Pay for mobile payment supremacy

Facebook Pay launched to challenge Apple Pay for mobile payment supremacy

Social media giant Facebook is rolling out a payment method like Apple Pay to allow users to buy products or services, donate to charity, and send money to each other.

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VideoAll the ways iOS 13 makes AirPods, AirPods Pro, and Beats headphones even better

All the ways iOS 13 makes AirPods, AirPods Pro, and Beats headphones even better

AirPods are extremely popular and Apple continues to update them and make them better by introducing features in iOS. Let's go through all the ways that iOS 13 — and the subsequent updates — have made them even better.

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Second betas for iOS 13.3, iPadOS 13.3, tvOS 13.3, watchOS 6.1.1 out now [u]

Second betas for iOS 13.3, iPadOS 13.3, tvOS 13.3, watchOS 6.1.1 out now [u]

Apple is on its second round of betas of iOS 13.3, iPadOS 13.3, tvOS 13.3, and watchOS 6.1.1, with new builds now available for developers to test including support for hardware security keys in Safari.

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EditorialEditorial: How Steve Jobs' 'Thoughts On Flash' gave iPad a head start in tablets

Editorial: How Steve Jobs' 'Thoughts On Flash' gave iPad a head start in tablets

In 2010, Steve Jobs detailed why Apple would not be investing any efforts to make Adobe Flash run on iPad. Rather than agreeing, Apple's competitors seized on Flash as something they could hold up as an exclusive feature that Apple's iOS products lacked. That strategy backfired badly.

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Giveaway: Enter to win a free pair of Apple AirPods Pro

Giveaway: Enter to win a free pair of Apple AirPods Pro

Now through November 26, those of you who follow AppleInsider on Twitter will have a chance to win a pair of Apple AirPods Pro, valued at $249.

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100% of Fortune 500 companies are using Apple products

100% of Fortune 500 companies are using Apple products

During the annual Jamf Nation User Conference, Apple's Jeremy Butcher took the stage to talk on Apple's commitment to education and enterprise users, boasting large gains in both programs.

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ExclusiveNomad discounts Apple Watch, AirPods, iPhone accessories for the holidays

Nomad discounts Apple Watch, AirPods, iPhone accessories for the holidays

Available exclusively for AppleInsider readers, premium accessory maker Nomad is knocking 15% off full price and in stock items with coupon. Snap up Nomad's highly regarded wireless chargers for Apple's iPhone, AirPods and Apple Watch before the holiday rush — or outfit your Mac setup with sleek, high-quality cables for a seamless cross-device solution.

IBM's 200,000 Macs have made a happier, more productive workforce

IBM's 200,000 Macs have made a happier, more productive workforce

IBM has published its latest study focusing on the benefits of Apple products in enterprise, and has found that a fleet of over 200,000 Macs leads to far lower support costs, smaller numbers of support staff, and happier employees versus a Windows deployment.

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Jamf enhances managed device tool suite to boost iPhone & Mac security

Jamf enhances managed device tool suite to boost iPhone & Mac security

Jamf kicked off its annual user conference in Minneapolis with a flurry of new announcements and features for its expansive product lineup of software to help large and small organizations manage their fleet of Macs and iOS devices.

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Apple Car could borrow TrueTone tech to balance internal lighting

Apple Car could borrow TrueTone tech to balance internal lighting

An Apple-produced car under 'Project Titan' could include an lighting system that keeps the light inside the vehicle as even as possible throughout a journey, such as changes by cloud movements and traveling through a tunnel, by borrowing the core concept of the iPad Pro's TrueTone technology.

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ReviewPlugable Thunderbolt 3 NVMe SSD review: Just as fast as your MacBook Pro storage

Plugable Thunderbolt 3 NVMe SSD review: Just as fast as your MacBook Pro storage

The Plugable Thunderbolt 3 NVMe External SSD is an easily portable NMVe solid state drive with blazing fast speeds that launched today — and we've been using one for about two weeks.

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ReviewReview: Master & Dynamic MH40 wireless reissue — back to what started it all

Review: Master & Dynamic MH40 wireless reissue — back to what started it all

New York audio firm Master & Dynamic is celebrating its fifth anniversary by updating and re-releasing its very first headphones, the famous MH40. Here's what was special about them then, what's been added now — and whether you should buy the new ones.

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Facebook app accesses iPhone camera without user's knowledge

Facebook app accesses iPhone camera without user's knowledge

Facebook is misusing the camera on the iPhone, with the app turning it on while users view their feed for reasons unknown.

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FeatureApple TV+ versus Disney+ compared — the streaming wars escalate

Apple TV+ versus Disney+ compared — the streaming wars escalate

The next phase of the streaming wars is upon us. On November 12, Disney+ launched with an overwhelming catalog of content. Here's how it stacks up to Apple TV+.

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Apple TV+ show 'Truth Be Told' launches with Hollywood premiere

Apple TV+ show 'Truth Be Told' launches with Hollywood premiere

The new drama series was unveiled at a screening in Hollywood, with stars including Octavia Spencer and executive producer Reese Witherspoon, ahead of its Apple TV+ release on December 6.

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Disney+ has officially launched, here's how to sign up for the service

Disney+ has officially launched, here's how to sign up for the service

Disney+ has launched, bringing Disney's nearly century-long catalog of content to subscribers of the service. Here's where you can sign up, as well as what you can expect.

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Monday, November 11, 2019

Goldman Sachs will reevaluate Apple Card credit line limits after claims of gender bias

Goldman Sachs will reevaluate Apple Card credit line limits after claims of gender bias

Responding to claims that a gender bias is instituted when processing Apple Card applications, Apple banking partner Goldman Sachs on Monday said it is prepared to reevaluate credit lines for customers who expected higher limits.

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New 3D sensor to reportedly power AR in iPad in 2020, headset as soon as 2021

New 3D sensor to reportedly power AR in iPad in 2020, headset as soon as 2021

Apple is working on new 3D sensor hardware that will power augmented reality applications in iPad next year, according to a report on Monday, with the technology slated to land in a long-rumored headset in 2021 or 2022.

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Apple TV+ current and unscripted chief Kim Rozenfeld steps down

Apple TV+ current and unscripted chief Kim Rozenfeld steps down

Apple's head of current programming and unscripted shows Kim Rozenfeld is leaving the position just weeks after the launch of Apple TV+, but the executive will still be working with the iPhone maker via a first-look deal with his own production company.

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Amazon, B&H issue steep early Black Friday deals on MacBook Pros

Amazon, B&H issue steep early Black Friday deals on MacBook Pros

After selling out at the discounted price last week, Amazon and B&H have reissued the $300 markdown on Apple's latest 15-inch MacBook Pro, bringing the price down to $2,099 while supplies last. Or pick up an upgraded Core i9 model for just $2,499, also $300 off for a limited time.