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2019

Final day: Apple's new 15-inch MacBook Pro (512GB SSD) drops to just $2,299

Thursday August 29, 2019

Apple's new 15-inch MacBook Pro with a 512GB SSD is on sale for $2,299, a $300 markdown off retail and the lowest price available (exclusively for AppleInsider readers).

Apple's decision to 'break' FaceTime in iOS 6 injured owners of older iPhones, class action claims

Thursday August 29, 2019

Apple is facing another class action lawsuit over its supposed decision to render FaceTime inoperable in iOS 6 as part of efforts to save money on a data services. The strategy allegedly forced users who relied on the video conferencing product little choice but to update to iOS 7, including iPhone 4 series owners whose older handsets strained to run the latest operating system.

Review: Play 'Pokemon Masters' if you have time or money to burn

Thursday August 29, 2019

Pokemon Masters, the newest addition to Pokemon's ever-growing collection of spinoffs and side-games, is finally released. AppleInsider takes a look at it to see if it's a worth picking up, or if you should take a hard pass at it.

Labor Day sales deliver record low prices on 2019 Apple hardware

Thursday August 29, 2019

Labor Day sales are going on now at top Apple retailers, with savings of up to $700 off MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, iMac, Apple Watch and iPad devices. Shop the weekend sales now at Adorama, Amazon, B&H and Best Buy for the best selection and steepest discounts, with prices as low as $199.

South Korean AirPods ad shows wide variety of case designs

Thursday August 29, 2019

A new video on Apple's South Korean YouTube page advertises AirPods and the case by highlighting the wide variety of covers available for the protective recharging accessory, including many that Apple's online store does not currently sell.

Apple's 'By Innovation Only' new iPhone event is on Sept. 10

Thursday August 29, 2019

Apple has revealed the date of its annual September event, the venue of the company's refresh of the iPhone product line, with invitations to the media confirming this year's event will take place on Tuesday, September 10.

Nike Adapt Huarache can be controlled via Siri, Apple Watch

Thursday August 29, 2019

Nike has announced the the September launch of the Nike Adapt Huarache, an athletic shoe that can be controlled with the Apple Watch and Siri Shortcuts.

Nomura predicts poor 2019 iPhone sales, warns over 2020 5G optimism

Thursday August 29, 2019

Apple's 2019 iPhone refresh will be disappointing, according to Nomura Instinet, with financial analysts cutting their estimates to below the Wall Street consensus with the added belief other takes on the 5G-equipped 2020 models are too optimistic.

Reminder: Zello for iPhone is not an actual walkie-talkie, and still needs internet connectivity to work

Thursday August 29, 2019

With Hurricane Dorian approaching the coast of Florida, word is again spreading about "push to talk" iPhone app Zello. However, downloaders should be aware that the app requires not only a solid internet connection, it also needs connectivity to Zello's servers to function.

Editorial: Why iPhone drives the future of mobile silicon and Google's Pixel doesn't

Thursday August 29, 2019

When you upgrade to a new iPhone -- as millions will next month at the unveiling of the "A13" powered iPhone 11 -- you're voting with your dollars for a future driven by advanced new silicon with incredible sophistication. There is no way Apple or any other company could design and manufacture this future without you. The recent history of Google's Pixel Visual Core explains why.

China urges calm as US hikes Mac desktop tariff to 30%, iPhone to 15%

Thursday August 29, 2019

The tariff on Chinese imports that will hit the Mac desktop line on September 1 has been raised to 30% and the one affect the iPhone in December has grown to 15%.

Apple smart glasses or VR headset could use laser range finding, smart gloves

Thursday August 29, 2019

Apple is working on more ideas it could implement in its long-rumored virtual reality headset or augmented reality smart glasses, including a display technology using lasers to create an image in the user's eye, along with magnet-laden gloves to give users finger-level control in the virtual world.

Apple opening up repair parts and tools to more third-party repair shops

Thursday August 29, 2019

Apple has announced a new repair program, offering more independent repair businesses of all sizes the same genuine parts, tools, training, repair manuals, and diagnostics as its Apple Stores and Apple Authorized Service Providers.

'Pokemon Masters' available to download on iOS a day early

Wednesday August 28, 2019

Pokemon Masters, the latest free-to-play Pokemon title from Japanese developer DeNA, has been released early on Apple's iOS App Store.

Hulu rolls out updated Live Guide on Apple TV, other platforms

Wednesday August 28, 2019

Hulu on Wednesday made good on promises to update its Live Guide, an interactive listing of live television shows, on tvOS, Hulu.com and Roku devices.

Apple's reliance on China continues to grow despite expansions in Brazil and India

Wednesday August 28, 2019

With Apple products due to face fallout from new tariffs imposed on China by President Donald Trump, including pending sanctions set to impact iPhone and iPad in December, a report on Wednesday shows the tech giant's reliance on Chinese manufacturing has not waned.

T-Mobile adds postpaid eSIM support for iPhone

Wednesday August 28, 2019

T-Mobile has added support for eSIM cards for iPhone users to its postpaid plans, in addition to prepaid plan options.

Apple releases public beta of iOS 13.1 and iPadOS 13.1

Wednesday August 28, 2019

Apple has followed up the developer beta of iOS 13.1 and iPadOS 13.1 with a public version.

Apple releases seventh developer beta of macOS 10.15 Catalina

Wednesday August 28, 2019

One day after releasing the first iOS 13.1 and iPadOS 13.1 betas, Apple has provided participants of its beta program with a new seventh build of macOS 10.15 Catalina for testing.

New smartphone sales legislation may hurt iPhone sales in Japan

Wednesday August 28, 2019

Japan is in the process of creating new legislation that caps discounts mobile carriers can offer on devices, which may make the iPhone a less attractive choice in the country.