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2019

Apple's App Store policies again under fire as Kaspersky Lab files Russian antitrust complaint

Tuesday March 19, 2019

Russian cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab on Tuesday filed an antitrust complaint against Apple with its home country's Federal Antimonopoly Service, alleging the tech giant's tight control of the iOS App Store amounts to monopoly power.

Inductive Apple Pencil charging tech reportedly too expensive for 2019 iPad Air & mini

Tuesday March 19, 2019

Addressing questions as to why the 2019 iPad Air and mini don't support the second-generation Apple Pencil, a report on Tuesday claimed the required inductive technology was too costly to include in the builds.

Everything new in iOS 12.2 beta 6: AirPower support & AppleCare+

Tuesday March 19, 2019

The release of Apple's iOS 12.2 appears imminent as the sixth beta was recently pushed out to developers with a number of new changes and refinements. AppleInsider goes through everything that is new in the latest -- and possibly last -- iOS 12.2 beta.

Most WarnerMedia content may be missing from Apple's video service at launch

Tuesday March 19, 2019

While HBO is in talks about appearing on Apple's impending video service, other WarnerMedia content hasn't been discussed, according to one report.

Apple simplifies business purchase process with new Wallet pass

Tuesday March 19, 2019

Apple has rolled out a new feature for those shopping on behalf of a business, speeding up the checkout process with a new pass integrated into the Wallet app on the iPhone.

Google premieres Stadia, an online cross-platform game streaming service

Tuesday March 19, 2019

Google on Tuesday revealed Stadia, a new cloud-based gaming platform able to stream high-end PC games to phones, tablets, computers, and TVs.

Apple's AirPower wireless charging mat looks like it's arriving very soon

Tuesday March 19, 2019

More signs that Apple is preparing to release the AirPower charging mat have surfaced, after changes to references in how wireless charging were found in the sixth iOS 12.2 developer beta mentioned the charging of multiple devices simultaneously.

Mac mini, iMac, iMac Pro: How to choose the best desktop Mac for your needs and budget

Tuesday March 19, 2019

With Apple's Tuesday revision to the iMac lineup, now is the best time possible to shop for a Mac desktop. There are tons of options to choose from, and AppleInsider breaks them all down for you.

Apple partnering with advocacy groups to foster critical thinking and news literacy

Tuesday March 19, 2019

Ahead of an expected news subscription service launch, Apple on Tuesday launched a new initiative to support leading nonprofit organizations in the US and Europe that offer nonpartisan, independent media literacy programs.

Apple cuts prices on high-end MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, Mac mini SSD upgrades

Tuesday March 19, 2019

Apple has made it cheaper for customers buying a MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, or Mac mini to go for increased storage options, cutting the cost of upgrades on the higher capacity SSD selections by up to $400, depending on the model and SSD volume.

Apple has sports ambitions, but not interested in streaming games

Tuesday March 19, 2019

Apple appears to be making moves to try and change how people watch sports, as a report into how a small team working on the sports section of the Apple TV app and Apple TV interface operates indicates the iPhone maker may be lining up to disrupt another industry, though not by streaming sports

Apple News subscription plan said to cost $10 per month, but major publishers balking at terms

Tuesday March 19, 2019

The paid version of Apple News, possibly named Apple News Magazines, will reportedly cost $10 per month -- but major publishers are said to be rejecting Apple's terms, or already making plans to leave.

Investigators sought permission to unlock Michael Cohen's iPhone with FaceID

Tuesday March 19, 2019

The investigation into President Donald Trump's former personal attorney Michael Cohen included a request to use his biometric data to access his Apple devices, warrant documents reveal, with both the attorney's face and fingerprints needed to bypass security used in iPhones and iPads.

Impact of Apple's upcoming video service 'likely small,' analyst argues

Tuesday March 19, 2019

Goldman Sachs doesn't seem impressed at the potential for an Apple subscription video or news service, with the firm not seeing a large material value in the offering for Apple, or for investors.

Wistron may not produce high-end iPhones for the Indian market after all

Tuesday March 19, 2019

Wistron may not be moving to produce Apple's high-end iPhones after all, a report claims, suggesting that despite the increased Apple-centric investment in its manufacturing facilities in India, it will be for a wider range of device production instead of the more-expensive iPhone models.

New photos show prototype board used to create original iPhone

Tuesday March 19, 2019

Photos have emerged of one of Apple's original development prototype boards for the 2007 iPhone, effectively detailing the device's exploded internals.

Mac accessory vendor OWC acquires Thunderbolt 3 enclosure maker InXtron

Tuesday March 19, 2019

OWC has confirmed it has acquired InXtron, a case manufacturer formerly known as Macpower Peripherals, a purchase that could enable the Mac hardware retailer to further increase its offerings relating to docks and external enclosures for use with Mac desktops and MacBooks.

iWork app updates coming with improved Apple Pencil support and new iOS features

Tuesday March 19, 2019

An update to Pages, Numbers and Keynote is coming that concentrates on bringing the iOS versions more into line with the macOS ones, as well as bringing along extended Apple Pencil support, and improved collaboration.

New iMac Pro GPU and RAM configuration options boosts maxed out model to $15,699

Tuesday March 19, 2019

In the wake of the iMac update, the iMac Pro now has two more custom configuration options, including up to 256GB of RAM and a new Vega 64X GPU option.

Wide iPhone replacement range between 125M to 180M complicating analyst predictions

Tuesday March 19, 2019

Replacement demand could potentially play a major factor in 2019 iPhone sales, though that depends on how many people buy used models and how long people are willing to hold onto old purchases, Cowen analysts said on Tuesday.