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2019

A6: How Apple's custom silicon and iOS optimized each other

Sunday November 17, 2019

After delivering just its first two generations of its ARM processors, Apple was already recognized as a leading mobile silicon designer. Its next moves surprised the industry and began to reveal a strategy of tight vertical integration from silicon to OS that other device makers couldn't match-- and didn't even seem to see as important until it was too late.

Apple Watch styles drop to $169 (record low prices); AirPods fall to $139 at Amazon

Sunday November 17, 2019

Fresh early Black Friday markdowns have been issued at Amazon, with Apple Watch devices dropping to new record low prices thanks to discounts of up to $350 off. Meanwhile, Apple AirPods have received another price cut, knocking the earphones down to $139 while supplies last.

Crime blotter: Festival thefts and drugs weighed on iPhones

Sunday November 17, 2019

Hundreds of iPhones are stolen from a festival, a credit card forgery ring is spotted in an Apple Store, and police warn of a drug-dealing scam using iPhones as weighing scales.

Review: Mophie Juice Pack Access gives your iPhone extra life when you need it

Sunday November 17, 2019

The Mophie Juice Pack Access is designed to keep your phone going on days when you can't make it back to the charging pad.

Cortana iOS app to go dark in Australia, UK, Canada on January 31

Saturday November 16, 2019

Microsoft is changing plans for its digital assistant, with the software giant withdrawing availability for Cortana's iOS app for iPhone and iPad in a number of major territories starting from January 31, with users forced to use other apps to access content previously synchronized with Windows desktops from their mobile devices.

Ex-Apple executives take aim at datacenter processor market

Saturday November 16, 2019

A trio of former Apple executives who worked on the iPhone maker's mobile chips have launched their own startup to design processors destined for use in data centers, with the company Nuvia recently raising $53 million in funding.

Teardown shows 16-inch MacBook Pro keyboard's revised mechanism

Saturday November 16, 2019

An initial teardown of the 16-inch MacBook Pro offers a close examination of the new keyboard mechanism used in the model, with the scissor mechanism deemed to be a massive improvement over the prior butterfly mechanism.

Cook, Trump to meet at Apple's Texas plant on Wednesday

Friday November 15, 2019

Apple CEO Tim Cook will on Wednesday host President Donald Trump at a computer facility in Texas where the company's Mac Pro is assembled.

Here's what the 16-inch MacBook Pro keyboard sounds like

Friday November 15, 2019

Apple has released the 16-inch MacBook Pro to the world, after almost a year of rumors. The most obvious changes are how the keyboard feels, and what the machine sounds like in use.

Daily deal: iPad mini 5 falls to $299 (up to $210 off)

Friday November 15, 2019

Amazon-owned Woot is at it again with a deal on Apple's current iPad mini 5. Pick up the device in refurbished condition for as low as $299.99, or up to $210 off, while supplies last.

Gary Oldman starring in adoption of 'Slough House' books for Apple TV+

Friday November 15, 2019

Gary Oldman will star in a drama about spies not up to the job, called "Slow Horses" based on the long-running "Slough House" book series.

New German law mandates opening up Apple Pay NFC tech to rivals

Friday November 15, 2019

German legislators have rushed new legislation through that could force Apple to provide access to its NFC chip, allowing competitors to provide their own mobile payment platforms on the iPhone and Apple Watch.

MacBook Pro 16-inch & Apple Card gender bias on the AppleInsider Podcast

Friday November 15, 2019

This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, Victor and William talk about the new 16-inch MacBook Pro reveal, Phil Schiller's remarks about Chromebooks and the new MacBook Pro keyboard, the rumored iPad Pro and "iPhone SE2," and Facebook using your camera unintentionally.

Vaping apps getting removed from App Store amid health concerns

Friday November 15, 2019

Over 180 vaping-related apps will be removed from the App Store in the coming hours and days, as Apple seeks to reduce youth exposure to e-cigarette marketing.

Apple TV+ subscriptions & ads predicted to generate $25 billion per year by 2025

Friday November 15, 2019

JP Morgan analyst Samik Chatterjee says that more than three years after Tim Cook started highlighting Services revenue investors are starting to appreciate that aspect of the company -- and Apple TV+ plus the potential of dramatic advertising revenue growth will lead the charge.

How to use Apple's HomeKit Secure Video in iOS 13

Thursday November 14, 2019

Apple's HomeKit Secure Video in iOS 13 allows smart home device users to encrypt security camera feeds end-to-end and securely store those videos within iCloud. This is everything you need to know about the feature and how to use it.

Apple hires pro-Trump lobbyist to assist in China tariff battle

Thursday November 14, 2019

Apple has enlisted the services of Jeffrey Miller, a well-known ally of President Donald Trump, to help in its ongoing battle to avoid fallout from the China-U.S. trade war.

New iPhone to catapult Apple to head of 5G smartphone market in 2020, analyst says

Thursday November 14, 2019

Apple is expected to take a seat at the head of the 5G smartphone table in 2020 upon introduction of an iPhone capable of taking advantage of the speedy network technology, according to new research from Strategy Analytics.

Apple halts iOS 13.2 code signing following release of iOS 13.2.2

Thursday November 14, 2019

Following the release of iOS 13.2.2 last week, Apple on Thursday ceased code signing of the previous iOS 13.2 build to ensure users are running the most up-to-date software on their mobile devices.

Price wars heat up on new 16-inch MacBook Pros: here's where to save the most money

Thursday November 14, 2019

Competition between Apple resellers is heating up and driving down prices for consumers looking to purchase Apple's latest 16-inch MacBook Pro. Here's where to save the most money on the new notebooks.