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2019

HomeKit will securely store videos in iCloud, explicit router support coming

Monday June 03, 2019

Apple is finally adding an oft-requested feature from smart home users with iOS 13 -- securely storing HomeKit video in iCloud, as well as privacy additions coming to select routers.

'Sign in with Apple' aims to replace Facebook authentication to keep user data private

Monday June 03, 2019

In a bid to increase the security of an iPhone owner's identity, Apple revealed a new log-in option for apps called Sign In with Apple, an authentication system that minimizes the amount of the user's data used, as well as helping prevent tracking by social networks.

Apple debuts iOS 13 with Dark Mode, enhanced speed, swipe to type

Monday June 03, 2019

The forthcoming iOS 13 has been revealed at the 2019 WWDC and its features of faster performance and Dark Mode plus redesigned Apple apps, including Reminders and Apple Maps, will come to iPhones -- and with iPadOS also to iPads --later in the year.

Tim Cook previews 'For All Mankind' from 'Battlestar Galactica' creator Ronald D. Moore

Monday June 03, 2019

Demonstrating that Apple is continuing to produce new series for its Apple TV+ service, Tim Cook previewed a science fiction drama series from Ronald D. Moore.

Apple reveals watchOS 6 with App Store, enhanced health tracking features

Monday June 03, 2019

Apple has debuted watchOS 6 at WWDC 2019, featuring a watch-specific App Store, new complications, health features, and more, set to release to all users in the fall.

Apple intros tvOS 13, with multi-user support and expanded controller support

Monday June 03, 2019

Apple on Monday previewed tvOS 13, launching for Apple TVs this fall, which will set the stage for two new subscription services, Apple Arcade and Apple TV+.

Apple may fork iOS as iPad-specific version called 'iPadOS'

Monday June 03, 2019

Apple could be creating a fork of iOS dedicated for use on the iPad, according to a change in the Developer License Terms and Conditions, with the iPad-specific version allegedly named "iPadOS."

Giveaway: Enter to win a $500 gift card from World Wide Stereo

Monday June 03, 2019

WWDC 2019 is here, and AppleInsider is partnering with World Wide Stereo to give readers the chance to win a $500 eGift Card to use on everything from headphones to CarPlay stereos -- and even new TVs. Check out all the ways to enter today.

Scenes from WWDC 2019 -- Developers line up for Tim Cook's keynote

Monday June 03, 2019

WWDC 2019 is about to kick off. AppleInsider is there, and there is no shortage of excitement hitting social media to showcase the sights and sounds of the conference.

Belkin ships three-way, HomeKit-ready Wemo Smart Light Switch

Monday June 03, 2019

Belkin on Monday shipped the new Wemo Smart Light Switch, compatible with Apple HomeKit, Amazon Alexa, and Google Assistant.

LG Display's first OLED iPhone screen batch plagued with production issues

Monday June 03, 2019

Apple supplier LG Display is having issues with its production of OLED display panels, with reports of problems with one of its manufacturing lines in South Korea that is thought to be making OLED panels for the 2019 range of iPhones.

Hands on: Lenovo's Smart Clock display with Google Assistant

Monday June 03, 2019

Announced on Monday, Lenovo's latest entry into the Google Smart Display platform is the Smart Clock, deliberately engineered to sit on your desk or nightstand.

EU antitrust agency waiting on Apple's response to Spotify's complaints

Monday June 03, 2019

European Commissioner for Competition Margrethe Vestager has asked Apple some questions, and is waiting to hear back before a decision is made about the investigation of Spotify's antitrust complaints in the EU.

US Huawei ban may cause 3.1% decline in global smartphone shipments for 2019

Monday June 03, 2019

The global smartphone market will continue to decline, new forecasts from Canalys suggests, with the actions of the US government in attacking Huawei and the ongoing US-China trade tensions thought to worsen shipment figures across the industry, and spare no manufacturers.

Philips' fall Hue lineup to include first-ever Smart Plug & Filament bulbs

Monday June 03, 2019

One of Apple's most important HomeKit partners, Philips, is reportedly planning a host of new Hue products for the fall, among them its first smartplug and several retro-style filament bulbs.

Apple highlights WWDC 2019 scholarship creations in App Store story

Monday June 03, 2019

Apple is promoting the winners of its WWDC 2019 Scholarships in the App Store, with a story in the digital marketplace listing both the winners and the apps they created, in order for attendees to see for themselves what the scholarship winners can produce.

iOS 13 'Dark Mode' and new Reminders app shown off in alleged screenshots

Monday June 03, 2019

A new image supposedly depicting iOS 13's long-rumored 'dark mode' has surfaced hours ahead of its expected launch at WWDC 2019, an alleged screenshot that also shows off what the new Reminders app could look like on an iPhone.

Review: The ecobee SmartThermostat is the best choice for HomeKit users but needs AirPlay 2

Monday June 03, 2019

After making waves with the ecobee4, ecobee is back with their latest thermostat and is dropping the numbering scheme. The new ecobee SmartThermostat is an upgraded smart home thermostat that takes aim at the premium market with speed, better design, improved audio, and much more.

WWDC Deal Zone: Save $560 on Apple's 12.9-inch iPad Pro today only

Monday June 03, 2019

For one day only, Apple Authorized Reseller B&H Photo is knocking $560 off 2017 12.9-inch iPad Pros equipped with 512GB of space and Wi-Fi + Cellular capability. This WWDC Deal Zone, which delivers the lowest price ever on the loaded model in your choice of finish, is valid while supplies last.

WWDC19: The schedule

Monday June 03, 2019

Apple will be welcoming attendees to the first day of its Worldwide Developer Conference on Monday with an early morning breakfast, followed by its public live streamed Keynote, lunch, a deeper dive into its latest technology in the Platforms State of the Union and then the Apple Developer Awards.