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2019

Amazon issues even steeper markdowns on Apple's 11-inch iPad Pro, delivering record low prices

Sunday April 21, 2019

The Apple authorized reseller has dropped 2018 iPad Pro prices by an additional $25 to $50, with popular 11-inch iPad Pro models starting at an all-time low of $649.99 (and total discounts of up to $200 off).

Editorial: Could Apple's lock on premium luxury be eclipsed by an era of good-enough gear?

Sunday April 21, 2019

Across decades, Apple has developed its reputation for selling luxurious electronics with both a premium price and elevated expectations. But Apple's attention to detail means it's not often a trailblazer. Could the profits that are currently driving Apple at some point shift to instead support vendors like Samsung and Huawei who offer cheaper access to new tech faster, in a sloppier but "good enough" beta technology form?

Northern California Apple Store thefts restart, $100K in iPhones lifted from Best Buy & more

Sunday April 21, 2019

San Francisco Bay Area Apple Store thefts restart, plus iPhone thefts around the world including one in which the thieves came back to ask for the passcode, and another by a man who had gotten out of jail moments earlier -- all on the Apple Crime Blotter.

'iPhone XI' and 'iPhone XI Max' case manufacturing dummies pop up on Chinese social media

Saturday April 20, 2019

A pair of images of an "iPhone XI" dummy for manufacturing purposes purports to show accurate dimensions of the 2019 iPhone lineup, including a square camera extrusion.

When to use an external microphone or recorder to make your podcasts

Saturday April 20, 2019

You can record your podcast on your iPhone, but what you might not be able to do so easily is make sure that the audio sounds good. Buying a broadcast-quality microphone or a separate audio recorder can bring your podcasting up a level, and there is some hardware that we like.

Lowest prices ever: Apple's quad-core 13" MacBook Pro (512GB) $1,499, 15" MacBook Pro $1,899

Saturday April 20, 2019

Amazon has issued a $500 instant discount on Mid 2018 MacBook Pros, delivering the lowest prices ever. Pick up a 512GB 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar for just $1,499 or a 15-inch MacBook Pro for $1,899 while supplies last.

Apple hatched years-long plan to reduce royalty payments to Qualcomm, documents reveal

Friday April 19, 2019

Though in its court battles Apple argued that Qualcomm patents weren't any more valuable than those of companies like Ericsson and Huawei, in private the company praised them -- and was aiming to sue Qualcomm as far back as 2014, according to newly-exposed documents.

How to make the Apple Watch Raise to Speak feature work every time

Friday April 19, 2019

The ability to just raise your wrist and speak to your Apple Watch without the words "Hey, Siri," is brilliant. What was initially a convenience is now increasingly useful, too, and yet it's extraordinarily unreliable. Here's how to make it better -- and why you need it to.

Got a new iPad or Mac? Here's where to get the most money for your used Apple device with bonus cash offers

Friday April 19, 2019

With Apple's new iPad Air, iPad mini and 2019 iMac now in the hands of consumers, it's time to free up some spending money for new accessories and trade in your pre-owned hardware for cash. We've rounded up the best deals -- many with exclusive bonuses -- when you trade in an iPhone, iPad, MacBook Pro or even AirPods.

Review: The G-Tech Mobile Pro SSD is nearly as fast as the storage in your 15-inch MacBook Pro

Friday April 19, 2019

There are endless options when it comes to external storage, but getting the right one for you can be a tough task. If you're looking for a quick, on-the-go SSD, the G-Technology Mobile Pro SSD may be perfectly suited.

Siri Shortcuts, Screen Time tipped to transfer to macOS 10.15

Friday April 19, 2019

Siri Shortcuts, iOS' automation service, could make an appearance in macOS in the update to version 10.15, with the claim it and Screen Time will be among the functions transferred over from iOS at the 2019 World Wide Developer's Conference.

Apple hires ex-Lionsgate executive Danielle DePalma to oversee Apple TV+ marketing

Friday April 19, 2019

Apple is continuing to flesh out the management for its original video efforts, by installing former Lionsgate EVP Danielle DePalma as a Senior Film and TV Series Marketing executive to promote Apple TV+ and other content available from from the company.

Qualcomm and Apple settle, Samsung folds, Facebook failing at security, and more on the AppleInsider Podcast

Friday April 19, 2019

This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, William and Victor close the books on the Qualcomm suit, Samsung has problems with a folding phone, and Facebook steals contacts from 1.5M people.

Apple supplier Foxconn says it remains committed to Wisconsin project despite delays

Friday April 19, 2019

Foxconn has responded to recent criticisms of its missed deadlines in Wisconsin, and says that it is in the state for the long haul and will eventually hit its targets.

Google Home speaker users offered ad-supported access to YouTube Music

Friday April 19, 2019

Google is giving owners of its Google Home smart speaker range free access to YouTube Music, with the ad-supported music streaming service arriving at the same time as Amazon's free variant launched for the Echo device range, in a bid to keep users from subscribing to Apple Music or Spotify.

Apple hosts Will, Jaden & Jada Smith at Apple Park for environmental talk

Thursday April 18, 2019

As part of its environmental press barrage on Thursday, Apple hosted a talk at Apple Park featuring actors/musicians Will, Jada, and Jaden Smith.

New Apple retail head Deirdre O'Brien joins Instagram, shares pics from trip to Hong Kong & Macau

Thursday April 18, 2019

In a rare move for an Apple executive, new retail head Deirdre O'Brien has joined Instagram, inaugurating her account with a handful of photos from a worldwide business tour.

Amazon & Google mend fences, bring YouTube back to Fire TV streamers

Thursday April 18, 2019

Amazon and Google on Thursday announced plans to bury a long-standing feud, the main consequence being the return of YouTube to Amazon's Fire TV platform.

Review: Clayton and Crume handmade leather watch bands are one of a kind

Thursday April 18, 2019

Clayton and Crume craft some amazing leather goods, and now they have turned their talents to their new line of Apple Watch bands.

Amazon offers ad-supported music service to Echo owners at no charge

Thursday April 18, 2019

Amazon is attempting to attract customers in the United States yet to sign up for Amazon Prime or Amazon Music Unlimited to use its music streaming service instead of using Apple Music or Spotify, by providing access to a selection of tracks on its Echo range or other Alexa-enabled devices.