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2019

iPhone gaining US marketshare, slipping in China & Europe, say March-quarter numbers

Tuesday April 16, 2019

While Apple's iPhone is increasingly ubiquitous in the U.S., the product's share is declining in urban China and the five major European markets, according to new research estimates.

Future Apple HomePod could customize audio experience to suit multiple users in the same room

Tuesday April 16, 2019

A future HomePod audio system may take a nearby user's position into account when playing sound, including creating separate stereo experiences for individuals in different places, and automatically adjusting the audio or even turning it off if the listener moves out of the room.

Huawei chairman says Apple has not discussed buying its 5G modems for iPhone

Tuesday April 16, 2019

Following Huawei CEO Ren Zhengfei's comments that the firm is "open" to making 5G chipsets for future iPhones, current chairman Ken Hu denies having had any conversation with Apple.

Procreate for iPad update adds sought-after typography features

Tuesday April 16, 2019

Version 4.3 of the iPad-only Procreate app adds the ability to stretch, warp, and manipulate text within illustrations, plus new layer features and speed improvements.

Jury selected in Apple v. Qualcomm case

Monday April 15, 2019

Apple's California case against Qualcomm got underway on Monday, with attorneys representing the companies taking a full day to winnow a panel of potential jurors down to nine people. After a scheduled five weeks of trial proceedings, the jury will render a verdict that could be worth tens of billions of dollars.

Can't unlock your car? A charging Apple Pencil might be to blame

Monday April 15, 2019

Apple last week updated an Apple Pencil support document with a note warning users that charging a second-generation version of the stylus on a compatible iPad Pro might interfere with signals from nearby key fobs, preventing users from opening their car door.

Yamaha to deliver AirPlay 2 support to 14 home audio products in April

Monday April 15, 2019

The audio arm of Japanese conglomerate Yamaha on Monday announced upcoming integration with Apple's AirPlay 2, saying 14 products will support the streaming protocol as part of a software update later this month.

Amazon in talks to launch free music streaming service for Echo devices, report says

Monday April 15, 2019

In a bid to better compete against market competitors Spotify and Apple Music, Amazon is reportedly in negotiations to launch a free, ad-supported music streaming service that will accompany the retail giant's Prime Music and Music Unlimited products.

Some publishers claim Apple 'playing favorites' with Apple News+

Monday April 15, 2019

Apple News+ is apparently experiencing growing pains, as a handful of smaller publications speak out about problems with the month-old service including access to platform-specific design templates and poor communication from Apple.

Police leveraging Google location data to cast wide dragnet for crime suspects

Monday April 15, 2019

Law enforcement agencies are taking advantage of Google's collection of location data generated by its iOS apps and Android devices to determine potential suspects of crimes, an investigation into the practice reveals, but the misuse of a database has led to innocent iPhone users being dragged into cases just from being relatively nearby to an area of interest.

Editorial: An iPhone on a NBA bench isn't big-league sports' largest problem with technology

Monday April 15, 2019

The Philadelphia 76ers' Amir Johnson was caught on camera scrolling through his iPhone on the bench during Sunday's playoff game. The episode raises questions about sports, devices, and the workplace.

Apple highlights iPad Pro's productivity in six new videos [u]

Monday April 15, 2019

Apple is promoting the iPad Pro range by showcasing how it can be used for a variety of different tasks, with the release of videos to the official YouTube channel showing the tablet's utility in planning a wedding, making music, and starting a business.

Review: Apple's new iPad mini still nails its niche market

Monday April 15, 2019

The iPad mini is back with fresh internals and an updated display. But in 2019, who is the iPad mini for? AppleInsider walks you through what's changed and how the market is still ripe for the 7.9-inch tablet.

Apple hires Molly Thompson to lead Apple TV+ documentary efforts

Monday April 15, 2019

Apple has made a big hire in Molly Thompson, the founder of A&E Indie films and previous head of the network's documentary efforts.

Editorial: Mozilla's anti-Apple privacy petition call is misguided and unnecessary

Monday April 15, 2019

Firefox developer Mozilla wants you to sign a petition claiming that Apple is helping third-party advertisers track what ads, videos, and apps you use -- but the iPhone maker is doing no such thing.

Powerbeats Pro 'Unleashed' spot highlights sporting potential of wireless earphones

Monday April 15, 2019

Apple is promoting the Beats Powerbeats Pro with a new commercial on YouTube, using an array of celebrity athletes to show how the wireless earphones can be used without fear of being lost while working out or performing intensive activities.

Killer deals: Save up to $300 on Apple's latest 13-inch MacBook Pro and 15-inch MacBook Pro on top of recent price drops

Monday April 15, 2019

Extended for a limited time only, Apple authorized reseller Adorama is knocking hundreds off quad-core Mid 2018 13-inch MacBook Pros, as well as six-core 15-inch MacBook Pros with our exclusive coupon. These discounts are on top of Apple's recent price drops on 2TB and 4TB models, potentially savings shoppers up to $700 compared to Q1 pricing.

Dark mode, universal 'Undo' gestures touted to arrive in 'iOS 13'

Monday April 15, 2019

The next major release of iOS will join macOS in having a "dark mode," a report claims, with "iOS 13" also tipped to introduce increased multitasking options on iPad, font management changes, and a universal gesture to undo commands.

Huawei CEO is 'open' to selling 5G chip to 'great company' Apple

Monday April 15, 2019

Huawei's CEO Ren Zhengfei has said that his company is open to selling 5G modems to Apple, a company that he praises for its mobile legacy and maintaining quality products for decades.

European copyright reform including 'Article 13' approved, will become law within two years

Monday April 15, 2019

Countries in the European Union have approved a refresh of copyright law approved by the European Parliament in March, including the controversial "Article 13" change that may affect user-generated content, with member states now having to implement the directive within each country's laws within the next two years.