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2019

Hands on with Chalonne's $1700+ luxury Apple Watch band

Monday July 01, 2019

Chalonne is a meticulous accessory maker who has embraced the luxury market for Apple Watch bands, and they sell a $1700 Napa leather, gold, and pearl strap for Apple Watch. Let's take a look at it.

Best 4th of July deals extended: save up to $1,500 on Apple products

Monday July 01, 2019

July 4 may be over, but the holiday markdowns are still going strong. We're rounding up the best sales on Apple's latest iPad Pros, 2019 MacBook Pros, iMacs, Apple Watches and much more that are still in effect heading into the weekend.

Tim Cook marks Apple's attendance at San Francisco Pride Parade

Monday July 01, 2019

Apple CEO Tim Cook made an appearance at the annual San Francisco Pride Parade on Sunday, joining Apple employees in marching through the city, recognizing and celebrating the LGBTQ community and connected good causes.

Ireland invests Apple's collected back taxes in low-risk bonds

Monday July 01, 2019

As a way of keeping up value pending appeals, the Irish government has reportedly invested the back taxes the European Commission ordered it to collect from Apple into low-risk securities.

Seven Apple Music 'Up Next' concerts coming to major Apple stores

Monday July 01, 2019

Seven special concerts featuring Apple Music's "Up Next" lineup will take place at Apple stores in major cities, an official events coordinator revealed on Monday.

Streaming services like Apple Music fueling rise of indies, industry groups say

Monday July 01, 2019

Even if their artists have to work hard just to make a living, independent record labels are doing better in 2019 thanks to streaming services like Apple Music, Spotify, and Pandora, which are encouraging people to try music beyond mainstream tastes, reports say.

Power outage may have ruined 15 exabytes of WD and Toshiba flash storage

Monday July 01, 2019

The cost of flash memory could rise and impact the cost of production for the Mac Pro and other hardware in the future, as memory producer Western Digital and Toshiba revealed a mid-June power outage temporarily lowered its production capacity, destroying 15 exabytes of storage.

Latest Mac malware in the wild evades security software, researchers

Monday July 01, 2019

Newly uncovered Mac malware is not only in the wild, but trying to avoid detection by security researchers, according to one such firm.

Apple clarifies which PCI-e GPU cards are suitable for which eGPU enclosures

Monday July 01, 2019

Updated support documents from Apple add new specific recommendations for eGPU enclosures and graphics cards, plus some new notes on usage.

Alleged 3D renders of Apple's 2019 iPhone hit the internet

Monday July 01, 2019

Alleged leaked CAD renders of the new 2019 iPhone have appeared on the internet, showing details that line up with prior rumors about the devices expected to launch in September

Live radio station streams accessible on HomePod ahead of iOS 13 launch

Monday July 01, 2019

Live radio streams, a feature set to arrive with iOS 13 as well as the HomePod this fall, is seemingly already available to use for a small number stations in Germany under iOS 12, seemingly indicating the feature is practically ready for launch.

Jony Ive's departure follows years of dissatisfaction and absenteeism

Monday July 01, 2019

Apple's chief design officer Jony Ive reportedly disliked how the company focused on operations more than design and would regularly fail to attend his own design meetings.

The worst Apple designs by Jony Ive, according to the AppleInsider staff

Sunday June 30, 2019

While he's often lauded, not everything Apple has cranked out under Jony Ive's design lead has been spectacular. We've been on the Apple beat nearly as long as Ive has, and we have some thoughts on the flops from Ive's design studio.

Apple conducting free but limited logic board swaps for 2018 MacBook Airs

Sunday June 30, 2019

A "very small" number of 2018 MacBook Air owners are eligible for free repairs to fix a problem with their logic board, AppleInsider can confirm via an internal document.

Today only: Save up to $500 on iMacs, iPad Pros, Apple TV

Sunday June 30, 2019

B&H Photo is ending June on a high note with instant cash rebates on Apple products. From $500 off iPad Pros and iMacs, to $30 off HomePods and $15 off Apple's iPod touch, these price drops on current and closeout hardware end today.

Compared: Facebook Libra and Calibra vs Apple Pay

Sunday June 30, 2019

Last week, Facebook announced Calibra, a subsidiary of the social network that will introduce a digital wallet for Libra, a new blockchain currency for use by anyone who can use Messenger and WhatsApp, even those without access to fundamental financial services. AppleInsider compares what Facebook's offering will provide with Apple Pay and its plethora of payment options.

Hands on: Amazon's compact Echo Show 5 smart display

Sunday June 30, 2019

Not to be outdone, Amazon recently launched its answer to the Lenovo Smart Clock, the Echo Show 5 -- coming in much cheaper than other Alexa-equipped smart displays.

Japan imposes new trade restrictions on Apple's Korean suppliers

Sunday June 30, 2019

Beginning July 4 Japan is imposing new restrictions affecting South Korean tech companies, including key Apple suppliers Samsung and LG, in retaliation for a Korean court ruling finding Nippon Steel must pay for forced Korean labor during World War II.

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.