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2019

Apple March markdowns: $200 to $700 off 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pros, prices from $1,099

Friday March 01, 2019

Apple authorized resellers have just issued March 2019 deals on Apple hardware, delivering triple-digit discounts on current 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pros. Prices start at $1,099 for 13-inch MacBook Pro models, while 15-inch configurations are as low as $2,099.

Apple's shareholders skirmish over ideological differences

Friday March 01, 2019

Apple on Friday held its annual shareholders meeting, where a proposal to mandate Apple execs detail their political leanings was profoundly defeated.

'Celebgate' iCloud hack perpetrator sentenced to 34 months in prison

Friday March 01, 2019

A hacker who pleaded guilty for his part in the 'Celebgate' hack, involving phishing for credentials and attempting to access more than 200 iCloud, Yahoo, and Facebook accounts controlled by celebrities and other users, has been sentenced to almost three years in prison.

Review: Philips Hue Outdoor LightStrip brings more HomeKit lights to the outside

Friday March 01, 2019

AppleInsider took our smart home to the great outdoors by way of the Philips Hue Outdoor LightStrip, that added not just a pop of fun color but can serve as a functional security light as well.

Apple heralds more health and fitness apps gaining Siri Shortcut support

Friday March 01, 2019

More apps have been given updates to work with Siri Shortcuts, with Apple highlighting a number of health and fitness-related tools that take advantage of the digital assistant's abilities to provide custom verbal queries.

Hulu & YouTube rise to 3 million live TV viewers as Apple nears video streaming debut

Friday March 01, 2019

Hulu is closing in on 2 million live TV subscribers, while YouTube TV has topped 1 million, illustrating the odds Apple may face in launching its own streaming video service later in 2019.

Flash coupon: Extra 10% off all iPhones, including iPhone XS and XS Max, with prices as low as $89

Friday March 01, 2019

Boost Mobile has issued a flash coupon valid on all phones, including new and used iPhones, with prices starting at just $89. Pick up an iPhone 8 for $449, an iPhone XR for $585, or an iPhone XS Max for $899. This deal is valid March 1 only and supplies are limited, so don't delay.

Apple's 'There's More to iPhone' campaign highlights environmental and data protection features in new videos

Friday March 01, 2019

Apple has rolled out an advertising campaign titled "There's more to iPhone" to the United Kingdom and France, with a trio of videos and a corporate microsite highlighting how Apple and the iPhone handles and protects a user's data, recycles devices, and offers software improvements that even help older models go faster.

New York state demands info on iPhone apps sharing private data with Facebook

Friday March 01, 2019

The New York state government sent out a barrage of letters this week, asking for documents and other information from Facebook and the developers of at least 11 iPhone apps accused of sending private data to the social network.

Two new iPads, batteries on planes, Swift 5 and more on the AppleInsider Podcast

Friday March 01, 2019

This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, William and Victor talk about rumored 2019 iPads that could come as soon as March, Victor speaks with Jason Opdyke of Bearifi about trying to make Wi-Fi more Apple-like in the absence of AirPort, and William and Victor talk a little about Swift maturing.

Foxconn employees endure reduced salaries and benefits in wake of reduced Chinese iPhone demand

Friday March 01, 2019

Foxconn is feeling the pinch from the reduced sales of iPhones in Greater China, with reports of a culling of employee benefits and salaries, as well as mass resignations, coming out of the Apple assembly partner's largest facility used for iPhone production.

Rumor: Apple to launch 'AirPods 2' on March 29, discontinue original AirPods model

Friday March 01, 2019

An unsubstantiated rumor claims Apple's original AirPods wireless earbuds will reach end of life status in late March, with a successor model slated to hit store shelves immediately thereafter.

5 hour flash deal: Apple's 512GB 10.5-inch iPad Pro on sale for $679 ($320 off)

Thursday February 28, 2019

Just in, B&H Photo has slashed the price of Apple's 10.5-inch iPad Pro with 512GB of space to a record low $679 during its flash DealZone event. This $320 cash discount, which is valid through midnight Eastern on Feb. 28, also stacks with free shipping -- delivering the lowest price ever.

Comcast's Xfinity Mobile simplifies phone number theft with default '0000' PIN

Thursday February 28, 2019

In what appears to be a heinous oversight, Comcast set the default PIN code for all Xfinity Mobile customer accounts to "0000," opening the door to phone number hijacking and, in some cases, identity theft.

Apple Music, other streaming services helped push US music revenues up to $9.8B in 2018

Thursday February 28, 2019

U.S. record industry revenues grew 12 percent to $9.8 billion during 2018, fueled primarily by paid subscription services such as Apple Music and Spotify Premium, according to the Recording Industry Association of America.

Electronic Frontier Foundation 'Fix it Already' program demands fixes to security & privacy problems

Thursday February 28, 2019

The Electronic Frontier Foundation on Thursday launched "Fix It Already," a campaign directed at nine tech companies including Apple, pressuring them to solve privacy and security issues with their platforms.

MWC Barcelona 2019 taunts Apple's absence in 5G and foldable screens

Thursday February 28, 2019

Media coverage from this year's MWC Barcelona, nee Mobile World Conference, has worked to establish a narrative that Apple is dangerously behind other companies in releasing support for 5G mobile networks and the foldable screens that enable a phone to convert into a tablet. Yet the last decade of MWC shows that vendor announcements aren't really worth very much.

Tips: How to use Do Not Disturb in iOS 12 with your iPhone

Thursday February 28, 2019

Since iOS 6, our iPhones have had a Do Not Disturb feature, and if you don't use it overnight, still you may have seen it automatically start whenever you're driving. This seemingly simple feature actually comes with many options, though, and is far more useful than it first seems.

If Qualcomm wants its 5G modems in the 2020 iPhone, it has to wrap up the legal battles now

Thursday February 28, 2019

Qualcomm may miss out on an opportunity to supply 5G modems for the 2020 iPhones, Barclays suggests, warning the window to make the necessary arrangements to provide the components is narrowing, with matters not helped by the chip producer's ongoing legal activity with Apple.

Ultra-exclusive BeatsX + Sacai headphones to go on sale in Paris March 4

Thursday February 28, 2019

Apple's Beats is linking with a Japanese fashion brand, Sacai, to sell a special-edition BeatsX -- but you may have to book a ticket to France to have a shot at it.