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Sunday, August 18, 2019

President Trump says Tim Cook made 'good case' why tariffs are unfair to Apple

President Trump says Tim Cook made 'good case' why tariffs are unfair to Apple

President Donald Trump says that Apple CEO Tim Cook made a compelling argument that it would be difficult for Apple to pay 10% tariffs on its imports from China, when Samsung does not face similar hurdles.

TipsHow to transfer playlists from Spotify to Apple Music

How to transfer playlists from Spotify to Apple Music

So you've decided to move from from one streaming service to another but you don't want to leave behind years of painstakingly curated playlists and collections of songs, albums, and artists. We've got the perfect solution — here's how to take all your playlists with you.

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ICYMI: DJI Osmo 3 gimbal, tiny battery packs, wireless chargers, & more

ICYMI: DJI Osmo 3 gimbal, tiny battery packs, wireless chargers, & more

Each week, there are a ton of great products that get released that we don't have time to cover. Here are our top picks for new gear from the last seven days you should check out including new a new DJI gimbal, tiny and powerful battery packs, wireless chargers, and more.

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Ikea is 'just getting started' in smart home peripheral market

Ikea is 'just getting started' in smart home peripheral market

Ikea has announced that it will aggressively grow its burgeoning smart home line that includes HomeKit compatibility, and is creating a daughter company called "Ikea Home smart" to do so.

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Feature'Pokemon Go' on eight phones while driving, pickpocket lifts 40 Apple Watches & more on the Apple Crime Blotter

'Pokemon Go' on eight phones while driving, pickpocket lifts 40 Apple Watches & more on the Apple Crime Blotter

Multiple California Apple Stores robbed, driver stopped with eight-iPhone 'Pokemon Go' rig, 23 iPhones stolen from one Walmart, and more in the Apple crime blotter.

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ExclusiveThese 2019 15-inch MacBook Pros are $400 off with promo code

These 2019 15-inch MacBook Pros are $400 off with promo code

Bonus savings are in effect with our exclusive MacBook Pro promo code from Apple Authorized Reseller Adorama. With top models now $400 off, these are the best deals on Apple's premium 2019 15-inch MacBook Pro laptops, with savings on AppleCare to boot.

TipsHow to find your Apple Card number to buy something online

How to find your Apple Card number to buy something online

How do you buy something with a credit card that has no numbers printed on it? Fortunately, thanks to the Wallet App, you can get your card number in just a few seconds with no fuss.

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VideoReview: The BenQ PD3220U 4K HDR Thunderbolt 3 display is a good option for designers

Review: The BenQ PD3220U 4K HDR Thunderbolt 3 display is a good option for designers

The BenQ PD3220U 4K HDR monitor is a dream for designers, and with the very-high end Apple Pro Display XDR looming, we spent some time testing this powerful alternative.

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Apple launches early access program for Apple Arcade

Apple launches early access program for Apple Arcade

Apple has started an internal employee-only testing round of Apple Arcade, giving them a chance to check out and stress-test the highly anticipated game streaming service.

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Titanium and ceramic Apple Watch variants spotted in watchOS 6 beta

Titanium and ceramic Apple Watch variants spotted in watchOS 6 beta

A pair of assets have been harvested out of the latest watchOS 6 beta, pointing to new Apple Watch models in ceramic and titanium coming in the fall.

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FeatureAll the TV shows Apple has in the works for Apple TV+

All the TV shows Apple has in the works for Apple TV+

Apple announced Apple TV+ at a special event in March, introducing the world to a slate of upcoming original shows that will made available later this year. AppleInsider has been keeping track of everything the company is said to be producing, last updated on August 17 with production information on "Shantaram"

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AppleInsider is growing, are you a good fit for our team?

AppleInsider is growing, are you a good fit for our team?

AppleInsider is looking for passionate, energetic journalists with the determination to build and break influential stories on all things Apple.

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ExclusiveLowest prices: High-end MacBook Air for $1,299; 512GB 12.9-inch iPad Pro now $649

Lowest prices: High-end MacBook Air for $1,299; 512GB 12.9-inch iPad Pro now $649

B&H Photo has slashed prices on Apple's 2018 MacBook Air and 2nd Generation 12.9-inch iPad Pro exclusively for AppleInsider readers. Save $300 to $500 on the high-end devices, which are equipped with additional storage over standard models. Plus take advantage of special financing offers or save on tax.

Hands-OnUnboxing and activating Apple's titanium Apple Card

Unboxing and activating Apple's titanium Apple Card

Apple is slowly ramping up its Apple Card Preview in anticipation of a wide launch sometime in August, which means U.S. customers lucky enough to be invited — and accepted — to the program are receiving physical versions of the card. AppleInsider goes hands on.

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President Trump to dine with Tim Cook, says Apple spending 'vast sums of money' in US

President Trump to dine with Tim Cook, says Apple spending 'vast sums of money' in US

President Donald Trump in a tweet on Friday said he plans to have dinner with Apple CEO Tim Cook. The pair have met on multiple occasions to discuss topics ranging business to human rights.

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Developers say Apple's limitations on location tracking are anti-competitive

Developers say Apple's limitations on location tracking are anti-competitive

A group of iOS app developers have taken issue with new privacy policies Apple is set to debut with iOS 13 this fall, saying location tracking restrictions placed on third parties are anti-competitive and could harm their respective businesses.

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Apple Music sued by non-practicing entity that also targeted Spotify, Slacker

Apple Music sued by non-practicing entity that also targeted Spotify, Slacker

A non-practicing entity with what appears to be an abysmal track record of leveraging assigned patents to milk money out of popular music streaming services is suing Apple Music, claiming the product infringes on four patents.

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Amazon and B&H drop MacBook Air laptops to just $899

Amazon and B&H drop MacBook Air laptops to just $899

After cutting prices on MacBook Pro laptops, Amazon and B&H Photo have done it again with Apple's 2018 MacBook Air. Now $899 while supplies last, this discount delivers the lowest online price for the ultraportable laptop.

VideoApple HomePod versus Sonos & Ikea Symfonisk smart speakers

Apple HomePod versus Sonos & Ikea Symfonisk smart speakers

After we published our reviews of the Ikea Symfonisk line, we got asked to directly compare the product to Apple's HomePod. So, let's do it.

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Apple chip partner TSMC declares Moore's Law is not dead

Apple chip partner TSMC declares Moore's Law is not dead

Moore's Law, the name given to the principle that the speed and capability of computers is expected to double every two years due to advances in microchip technology, is not dead according to Apple A-series chip foundry TSMC, which reasons it is very much still relevant today for a number of reasons.

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'Apple Watch Series 5' screen expected to be supplied by Japan Display

'Apple Watch Series 5' screen expected to be supplied by Japan Display

Ming-Chi Kuo is predicting that the "Apple Watch Series 5" is just around the corner, and will use some of the first OLED screens from Japan Display.

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EditorialEditorial: Apple's use of 'iPhone Pro' is a marketing label, not a personal description

Editorial: Apple's use of 'iPhone Pro' is a marketing label, not a personal description

Rumors of Apple releasing an 'iPhone Pro' are again sparking debate over who is a Pro user and who is 'just' a consumer. This is a pointless yet damaging argument to have, and always will be.

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Back to school iPhone deals deliver cash savings and even free devices

Back to school iPhone deals deliver cash savings and even free devices

We've rounded up the best iPhone deals this August, with free device offers and cash back savings across top wireless carriers.

Apple & Ireland head to court to battle $14.4B EU back tax on Sept. 17

Apple & Ireland head to court to battle $14.4B EU back tax on Sept. 17

The battle between Apple and the European Commission over the iPhone maker's tax affairs with Ireland will be heading to court in September, with the legal challenge set to determine whether Apple will be paid back any of its 13 billion ($14.4 billion) back tax payment.

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FeatureApple Card, 'iPhone 11' leaks, & Facebook listening to you on the AppleInsider Podcast

Apple Card, 'iPhone 11' leaks, & Facebook listening to you on the AppleInsider Podcast

This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, William and Victor talk about the Apple Card, whether you should trust the latest iPhone leaks, and about how Facebook has been listening to your voice chats on Messenger.

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Apple demands review of Red's Rawcode format patent

Apple demands review of Red's Rawcode format patent

Apple has requested for a review to potentially invalidate a patent owned by high-performance camera maker Red relating to its proprietary Rawcode RAW recording format, a legal argument that could enable Apple to use Rawcode in its products without paying a licensing fee.

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Thursday, August 15, 2019

Apple's HomePod lands in Japan on Aug. 23

Apple's HomePod lands in Japan on Aug. 23

Apple on Friday announced an immediate start to HomePod preorders in Japan, with shipments of the Siri-powered speaker scheduled to land in the hands of customers on Aug. 23.

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Apple sues virtualization firm Corellium for selling iOS and iTunes knockoffs

Apple sues virtualization firm Corellium for selling iOS and iTunes knockoffs

Apple on Thursday filed a lawsuit claiming software virtualization firm Corellium, which markets its wares to security researchers, infringes on copyrights covering iOS, iTunes and other Apple assets.

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Apple now responsible for 2.4 million US jobs

Apple now responsible for 2.4 million US jobs

Through its own staff, those of suppliers and developers, Apple has grown to support 2.4 million jobs across all 50 states. It's an increase of four times since 2011, and sees the company contributing $60 billion to the economy annually.

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'iPhone 11' OLED screens may be the same as the Samsung Galaxy S10

'iPhone 11' OLED screens may be the same as the Samsung Galaxy S10

The 2019 iPhones will use the same material as those used by Samsung's Galaxy smartphones, according to a report, a rumor that could be better from a supply chain point of view, but also means that Apple won't be using a custom material for its smartphone display.

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VideoEverything new in iOS 13 beta 7: 3D Touch, icon tweaks, more

Everything new in iOS 13 beta 7: 3D Touch, icon tweaks, more

Apple is continuing to evolve iOS 13, and included several public-facing tweaks with the seventh developer beta. Here is everything we've found so far.

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Capital One hacker under investigation for 30 more AWS data breaches

Capital One hacker under investigation for 30 more AWS data breaches

The Seattle hacker behind the major Capital One hack may have stolen data from many other organizations, with authorities claiming thefts have taken place from over 30 companies and entities in other thefts from Amazon Web Services.

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Apple's 'iPhone 11' event is probably on September 10

Apple's 'iPhone 11' event is probably on September 10

An asset buried in the seventh iOS 13 beta suggests that the 'iPhone 11' will debut in an event on Tuesday, September 10.

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TipsHow to stop getting the 'Storage Full' message on your iPhone

How to stop getting the 'Storage Full' message on your iPhone

When you get this warning message about your iPhone being almost or entirely full, take these steps to free up the most space in the quickest time.

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Apple releases seventh developer betas of iOS 13, iPadOS 13, tvOS 13 & watchOS 6 [u]

Apple releases seventh developer betas of iOS 13, iPadOS 13, tvOS 13 & watchOS 6 [u]

Apple is on its seventh round of developer betas for its milestone operating systems, with new builds of iOS 13, iPadOS 13, watchOS 6, and tvOS 13 now available for testing.

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FeatureHere are all of the Apple retail store openings, moves, and remodels in 2018 & 2019

Here are all of the Apple retail store openings, moves, and remodels in 2018 & 2019

With a few setbacks, Apple is almost continuously expanding and updating its global retail chain, now over 500 locations. Here's the company's evolution in 2018 and 2019 so far, updated on August 15 with the reopening of the Waterside Shops location in Florida.

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YouTuber iJustine launches Final Cut Pro X training app for macOS

YouTuber iJustine launches Final Cut Pro X training app for macOS

Prominent YouTube personality iJustine is moving into education, partnering with Ripple Training to produce a course on how to use Final Cut Pro X, one that could help inspire the next generation of content creators to produce their own videos for the streaming service.

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Apple Watch still dominating the North American wearables market

Apple Watch still dominating the North American wearables market

Apple is continuing to dominate the North America wearables market, with analysts revealing the Apple Watch is helping boost Apple's shipments in the last quarter by 32% over the same period last year, helping it to maintain its lead over rivals Fitbit and Samsung.

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Apple searching for 750,000 square feet of Manhattan office space

Apple searching for 750,000 square feet of Manhattan office space

The search by Apple for office space in Manhattan could lead to a considerable presence in New York City, with the iPhone maker allegedly looking for as much as 750,000 square feet of space for some of its operations.

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