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2019

Editorial: No Bill Gates, Windows was not iPhone's 'natural' nemesis

Sunday June 30, 2019

Microsoft's former chief executive Bill Gates mused this week that it would have been the "natural thing" for Microsoft to have been the "standard non-Apple phone platform." But he's wrong, and here's why.

Reagle's HomeKit-enabled Smart Door Lock ships in July

Sunday June 30, 2019

A promised HomeKit accessory, the Reagle Smart Door Lock, is confirmed as launching in early July, expanding the limited number of HomeKit-ready smartlocks on the market.

July 4th savings start early at OWC

Saturday June 29, 2019

Fourth of July deals have launched early at Other World Computing, with Macs as low as $289 and discounts of up to 53% off. From Thunderbolt 3 docks to HomePods and MacBook Pros, Apple hardware and accessories are slashed just in time for Independence Day.

Apple's best designs by Jony Ive, according to the AppleInsider staff

Saturday June 29, 2019

On Thursday, Apple Chief Design Officer Jony Ive announced his intent to leave the company after nearly 30 years on the job, many of which were spent at the side of tech visionary Steve Jobs. In wake of that bombshell, AppleInsider takes a look back at our favorite Ive designs.

Apple's latest 'Shot on iPhone' piece takes viewers to the Gay Rodeo

Saturday June 29, 2019

Apple on Saturday premiered a new commissioned film for its "Shot on iPhone" ad campaign, "Call Me Cowboy."

Apple TV+ focusing on quality over quantity, says Eddy Cue

Saturday June 29, 2019

Apple TV+, launching this fall, will emphasize a small but high-quality lineup, said Apple's software and services VP Eddy Cue in a recent interview.

OpenID Foundation says 'Sign in with Apple' has critical gaps, urges changes

Saturday June 29, 2019

The OpenID Foundation this week issued an open letter to Apple's Software Engineering chief, Craig Federighi, arguing that the upcoming "Sign in with Apple" standard bears a lot of similarity to OpenID Connect -- but not enough for privacy, security, and development purposes.

Hands on: Use the Adonit Photogrip Qi for a new way to shoot iPhone photos

Saturday June 29, 2019

Apple makes one of the best smartphone cameras available on the market. Adonit wants to take your iPhone photography to the next level with their PhotoGrip Qi.

President Trump says US companies can do business with Huawei

Saturday June 29, 2019

Apparently detoothing a U.S. Commerce Department ban, President Donald Trump said on Saturday that American companies can do business with China's Huawei.

ICYMI: Wooden headphone stands, iPhone cases, iPad games, smart watches, and more

Saturday June 29, 2019

Each week we see many new products launch and it can be hard to keep track. Here in ICYMI we round up the best new hardware products that launched during the past week, some of which we've covered, and others we haven't. Here are this week's favorites.

Editorial: Jony Ive's departure opens up an opportunity for Apple to think differently

Saturday June 29, 2019

The news that Jony Ive is leaving his Chief Design Officer position at Apple has fueled predictable handwringing. But while Ive's three decades of work at Apple put him at the top of a short list of "the world's most famous product designers," the company isn't facing a "crisis of design," but rather an opportunity.

12 years of iPhone: Why Apple's first smartphone was far from a guaranteed success

Saturday June 29, 2019

Apple may never have been under as much pressure as it was in the months between unveiling the iPhone and shipping it to customers on June 29, 2007, exactly twelve years ago today.

Japan Display confirms $100M infusion from customer thought to be Apple

Friday June 28, 2019

Embattled smartphone screen manufacturer Japan Display Inc. on Friday said a consortium led by China's Harvest Group is on board to invest up to 80 billion yen ($743 million) on a bailout, $100 million of which will reportedly come from Apple.

Apple's iOS developer fees and charges again targeted by class action suit

Friday June 28, 2019

An iOS developer on Friday lodged a class action complaint against Apple over alleged antitrust violations, claiming the company abuses its monopoly power of the iOS market to set price minimums, charge app makers a $99 annual developer fee and levy an effective 30% tax on sales.

Apple looks to rejigger Apple News+ as publishers carp over low revenues, 'unfinished' product

Friday June 28, 2019

Apple is reportedly working to refine the structure of Apple News+ after a slower than expected launch, with some publishing executives complaining that the bundled subscription service is generating less revenue than promised.

White House mulls end-to-end encryption ban to aid law enforcement

Friday June 28, 2019

The Trump administration are looking into the possibility of banning encryption techniques that cannot be broken by law enforcement, a proposal that would weaken encryption as a whole for users and businesses, and could make messaging clients like Apple's iMessage stop using end-to-end encryption.

Deals: $300 off 2019 MacBook Pros, $250 off iPad Pros at Amazon

Friday June 28, 2019

Just in: more price drops. New weekend markdowns have gone live at Amazon, Best Buy and Target, with savings of up to $300 off Apple's new 2019 MacBook Pros, up to $250 off the latest iPad Pros and HomePods for just $199. These fresh price cuts deliver many of the lowest prices ever on current Apple products ahead of Prime Day 2019.

How Jony Ive's design passion made Apple what it is today

Friday June 28, 2019

Jony Ive led the team that built the iPhone, but he also personally designed and built some of Apple's greatest products -- and it's through those that we can see the man behind the designer.

Apple's new Mac Pro is being manufactured in China

Friday June 28, 2019

After six years of manufacturing the cylindrical Mac Pro in Texas, Apple has shifted production of the new Mac Pro abroad to China, even as trade tensions escalate between the U.S. and China.

Tim Cook praises Jony Ive's contributions in email to Apple staff

Friday June 28, 2019

An internal email from Apple CEO Tim Cook to Apple employees about the departure of chief design officer Jony Ive insists Apple will continue to benefit from the move, as well as emphasizing the change in the design team's management structure.