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2019

Chinese iPhone demand 'recovering' as supply chain stabilizes, analyst says

Thursday March 14, 2019

Chinese iPhone demand is "recovering" thanks to price cuts, Morgan Stanley analyst Katy Huberty said on Thursday, conflicting with the views of some other analysts.

'Privacy. That's iPhone' ad campaign launches, highlights Apple's stance on user protection

Thursday March 14, 2019

The new Apple "Privacy. That's iPhone" ad campaign has debuted, reiterating the company's stance on user privacy and protections in hardware and software.

Back by popular demand: Funcl's $49 AI wireless earbuds are a budget-friendly alternative to Apple AirPods

Thursday March 14, 2019

Back for a limited time only, AppleInsider readers can pick up Funcl's AI wireless earphones for just $49 with coupon, matching the lowest price we've seen to date. These portable Bluetooth headphones are a great budget-friendly alternative to Apple's $159 AirPods -- and right now they're in stock and ready to ship at Amazon.

Artists claim Apple pays in goods instead of cash for Today at Apple sessions

Thursday March 14, 2019

Apple has come under fire for failing to pay artists taking part in the Apple Store's Today at Apple sessions in San Francisco, after it was discovered participants were offered a free Apple product instead of receiving an appearance fee from the retail outlet.

'Star Wars' set the stage for Apple's streaming video service two decades ago

Thursday March 14, 2019

As we wait for Apple to announce its new streaming video service, AppleInsider takes a look back to when it was the company's QuickTime software that brought "Star Wars" to the web audience -- and forever changed how we watched video online.

Review: Fibaro's HomeKit water sensor is a must as flood-season approaches

Thursday March 14, 2019

The Fibaro Flood Sensor is a great HomeKit-compatible way to monitor your home for leaking water, but Bluetooth connection may be too limited for some.

Apple adds Vega-equipped 15-inch MacBook Pros to refurb store, but there may be better deals elsewhere

Thursday March 14, 2019

Apple on Thursday brought 15-inch MacBook Pros with AMD's Radeon Pro Vega graphics to its refurb store, though you may be able find better discounts at third-party retailers.

New limits on free Dropbox accounts are a problem if you have more than three devices

Thursday March 14, 2019

Dropbox has quietly started to apply limits to the number of devices that could be connected to a basic account to encourage upgrades to the paid version, with users of the free tier now only able to access the cloud storage service on a maximum of three devices.

Apple's self-driving cars could automatically take pictures of points of interest for drivers

Thursday March 14, 2019

Apple is continuing to work on areas of car design and self-driving vehicle systems as part of "Project Titan," including how to improve a car's ability to detect its immediate surroundings using sensors, and to automatically determine nearby points of interest that other car systems need to know about.

Apple's iCloud services suffer outage for some users [u: resolved]

Thursday March 14, 2019

A number of Apple's cloud services are experiencing an outage, with the iPhone maker acknowledging the existence of issues affecting some users of News, Photos, Find My iPhone, and various key iCloud functions.

Ikea delays HomeKit-compatible Smart Shades until later in 2019

Thursday March 14, 2019

Ikea on Thursday said that it's delaying both the U.S. and European launches of its Apple HomeKit-ready Smart Shades, anticipated for bringing that type of smarthome accessory within a realistic price point.

Apple's control over the App Store now 'completely unsustainable,' says Spotify CEO

Thursday March 14, 2019

Spotify founder Daniel Ek once more criticized App Store policies on Thursday at the International Conference on Competition in Berlin, arguing that Apple has stacked the deck in its favor unfairly.

Apple's 30th WWDC will take place from June 3 to June 7

Thursday March 14, 2019

Apple announced on Thursday that it will host its annual Worldwide Developers Conference in San Jose from June 3 through June 7 at the McEnery Convention Center.

Microsoft offers SDK to iOS developers enabling Xbox Live features on iPhone

Thursday March 14, 2019

Following on from Wednesday's demonstration of 'Project xCloud," Microsoft has announced it will be opening up Xbox Live to other platforms, including iOS, with developers able to take advantage of the gaming platform's major features in iPhone and iPad games.

Spotify's call for different App Store treatment could help push Apple's revenue cut down

Thursday March 14, 2019

Actions by Spotify and regulatory bodies could put "more pressure" on the App Store, potentially even leading to Apple lowering its revenue take, Macquarie Research said on Thursday.

Review: Eve Flare is the portable HomeKit light you need for your smart home

Thursday March 14, 2019

Eve Flare is a gorgeous, portable HomeKit smart light that you can take with you everywhere for soft, colorful illumination.

'American Gods' media group in talks with Apple for video content

Thursday March 14, 2019

RTL Group, a media firm with shows like "American Gods" and "My Brilliant Friend" under its wing, is reportedly in talks with Apple about streaming video content.

Editorial: After disrupting iTunes, Spotify demands a free ride from Apple's App Store

Thursday March 14, 2019

Music streaming service Spotify has elevated its disputes with Apple into a full blown anti-trust complaint filed with the European Commission. But Spotify's public case, as detailed on its website, is misleading and covers up the basic reality that Spotify wants to do business at Apple's expense without paying for it.

Review: Case-Mate Power Pad is a unique wireless charger that works in multiple orientations

Thursday March 14, 2019

Case-Mate attempts a modular design with the Power Pad wireless charger, but ultimately misses the mark of a truly great wireless charger.

Apple plots iPhone price hikes and reduced outlet numbers in India shakeup

Thursday March 14, 2019

Apple will stop selling the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in India, senior industry executives claim, as part of a strategy to reinforce the iPhone's premium image, a move that also aims to increase the price of iPhones sold in the market and to change where it is being sold to consumers.