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2019

FAQ: 2019 MacBook Pro & Apple's updated butterfly keyboard repair program

Wednesday May 22, 2019

As you might expect, we're getting a lot of questions about the 2019 MacBook Pro. AppleInsider tackles a few of the issues, and tells you what you can expect when and if you buy one of the new machines.

Judge rules Qualcomm violated federal antitrust laws, orders remedial action

Wednesday May 22, 2019

In a ruling handed in late Tuesday night, a federal judge ruled Qualcomm unlawfully suppressed competition by abusing its dominant power in the cellular modem business, ordering the firm to change how it negotiates and renegotiated its licensing deals.

Save up to $1,000 on 2018 MacBook Pros with these blowout deals

Tuesday May 21, 2019

More price drops are in, and these special markdowns are available exclusively for AppleInsider readers. Save $500 to $1,000 instantly on 2018 15-inch MacBook Pros featuring 32GB of memory and at least 1TB of storage. In addition to the lowest prices ever, shoppers can take advantage of no interest financing or a sales tax refund, further adding to the savings.

Portland becomes first US city to offer Apple Pay Express Transit integration

Tuesday May 21, 2019

For the first time in the U.S., Apple iPhone and Apple Watch owners can use their devices' Express Transit functionality to board the Portland-Vancouver area's TriMet and C-Tran buses, MAX light rail trains and the Portland Streetcar.

LG's 23.7-inch UltraFine 4K display goes on sale via Apple's online store

Tuesday May 21, 2019

Apple has started to sell a 23.7-inch LG UltraFine display through its online storefront, a monitor replacing the now-discontinued 4K and 5K UltraFine displays that only surfaced on Monday via an Apple retail outlet with no fanfare.

Ikea's Tradfri line is a good and inexpensive gateway to Apple's HomeKit system

Tuesday May 21, 2019

As the worldwide furniture chain expands its HomeKit range, Ikea could be how Apple finally gets its system into the mainstream -- if the devices are good enough.

Apple launches repair program for 2016 13-inch MacBook Pros with 'stage light' problem

Tuesday May 21, 2019

At last addressing a long-standing controversy, Apple has introduced a Backlight Service Program for the "stage light" problem affecting some 2016-model 13-inch MacBook Pros.

Savant rolls out HomeKit support including circuit breaker control

Tuesday May 21, 2019

Smarthome brand Savant on Tuesday announced Apple HomeKit support across multiple products, including its Circuit Breaker Companion Module, claimed to be the first-ever HomeKit product to control breakers.

B&H issues new price drops on Apple's 2018 MacBook Pros

Tuesday May 21, 2019

On the heels of Apple's 2019 MacBook Pro announcements, B&H is knocking up to $1,000 off a variety of 2018 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pros, including premium configs with Vega 20 graphics. In addition to the instant markdowns, qualifying shoppers can also snap up financing incentives or a sales tax refund with B&H's Payboo Credit Card.

Apple extends MacBook Pro keyboard service program to 2018 models

Tuesday May 21, 2019

Apple is extending its service program for MacBook and MacBook Pro keyboard repairs to include models released in 2018, and it making it faster for end-users as well.

Apple updates 13- and 15-inch MacBook Pros with new Intel chips, enhanced butterfly keyboard

Tuesday May 21, 2019

Apple has announced a new crop of MacBook Pro models with Intel's newest 8th and 9th generation Core processors and is addressing concerns with its ultra slim butterfly keyboards with new enhancements to substantially reduce issues users may experience with stuck or unresponsive keys.

iOS exploit closed in iOS 12.2 let websites use motion sensors to 'fingerprint' devices

Tuesday May 21, 2019

Though already patched on iPhones and iPads, University of Cambridge researchers say they've developed a hacking technique that can "fingerprint" a person by way of motion sensors.

Apple's deal to sell on Amazon directly is crushing small resellers by design

Tuesday May 21, 2019

Apple's deal to get an official presence on Amazon has resulted in not just Apple being forced to share data on sales with Amazon, but also many smaller resellers either going out of business or struggling with alternative platforms like eBay, Etsy, and Walmart.

Vizio's 2019 TVs with upcoming AirPlay 2 & HomeKit support now on sale

Tuesday May 21, 2019

Vizio has started to make its 2019 line of smart televisions available to purchase, with the collection of 4K-resolution screens all set to offer support for Apple's AirPlay 2 and HomeKit in an update to the SmartCast 3.0 software arriving this summer.

Improvements to Apple News in iOS 12.3 & macOS 10.14.5 are just the beginning

Tuesday May 21, 2019

Apple is now highlighting new features that allow publishers to put content in front of willing subscribers with more ease, and the company also says that hundreds of people are working away to make the service even better.

Tado ships updated Smart AC Control with native HomeKit

Tuesday May 21, 2019

Germany's Tado on Tuesday launched an updated Smart AC Control in Europe, offering native support for Apple's HomeKit.

Apple building large car drive rooms as Project Titan lives on

Tuesday May 21, 2019

Apple's "Project Titan" lives on, as the company is reportedly building large drive rooms in California for continued testing, and developing advanced battery technology.

Apple made informal bid to buy Tesla at $240 per share in 2013

Tuesday May 21, 2019

Apple's automotive ambitions could have been augmented with the acquisition of Tesla, an analyst claims, with the iPhone maker said to have made a "serious bid" to buy the electric car producer in 2013, a move that could have brought technology developed under "Project Titan" to commercialization far earlier.

Apple Watch ECG app arriving in Canada soon following health regulator's approval

Tuesday May 21, 2019

Owners of the Apple Watch Series 4 in Canada could be able to use the ECG app to monitor their heart in the near future, after regulator Health Canada has approved the wearable device's electrocardiogram and irregular rhythm notification features.

Apple wins Creative Marketer of the Year award at prestigious Cannes Lions

Tuesday May 21, 2019

It's the first time Apple has won Creative Marketer of the Year despite decades of other awards from the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, including plaudits in 2018 for its Today at Apple program.