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2019

Apple crime blotter: 'virtual kidnapping,' Floridians warned about iCloud scam, movie money iPhone theft & more

Sunday March 31, 2019

Apple iPhone and iCloud-related scams, Texas seeks to ban lewd unsolicited AirDrops, money printed for motion pictures used to buy an iPhone, iPads pinched from a children's hospital ward, and a dubious iPhone theft in a New Orleans hotel, all on the Apple crime roundup.

Apple's latest Tesla hire may point to powertrain for full-scale 'Apple Car'

Saturday March 30, 2019

Signaling that it's continuing work on a full-fledged electric car, or at least a platform, Apple has reportedly hired Tesla's engineering VP in charge of powertrains Michael Schwekutsch.

Here are the best ways to stream local TV to your Apple TV or iPhone from an antenna

Saturday March 30, 2019

If you're a cable-cutter who's somehow missing broadcast TV, you can still get over-the-air channels without springing for Sling, PlayStation Vue, or YouTube TV -- you just need an HD antenna and a compatible tuner. These are some of the better Apple-ready North American tuners to choose from.

Apple's services event receives rocky reception from industry and critics

Saturday March 30, 2019

Much of the criticism of Apple's event was focused on how it actually told us very little. Yet even with a "charm-and-dazzle" show, there was enough to get critics and analysts examining the good and the bad of what Apple is planning.

Apple engineer who led development of A7 through A12X chip cores departs company

Friday March 29, 2019

A key Apple engineer responsible for leading development teams working on proprietary processor core designs has left the company after nine years of service, according to a report on Friday.

With AirPower canceled, here are the best alternative Qi wireless iPhone charging pads

Friday March 29, 2019

The AirPower is gone. But, that doesn't mean that there aren't Qi charging options for your iPhone or AirPods Wireless Charging Case. Here are some of the options that we like the most.

Apple cancels AirPower wireless charging mat, citing quality issues

Friday March 29, 2019

Apple has dropped the axe on the AirPower mat, for reasons as of yet unknown, and will not produce the device.

Man pleads guilty to hacking celebrity Apple accounts for spending spree

Friday March 29, 2019

A man has pleaded guilty to U.S. Justice Department charges of hacking into the Apple accounts of famous athletes and musicians, using them to embark on a spending spree.

Comparing AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, & Verizon's unlimited wireless plans for iPhone in 2019

Friday March 29, 2019

All four of the major carriers in the United States offer competitive "Unlimited" plans, but they all vary in terms of what they actually offer to customers. AppleInsider compares the plans to try and work out what actually provides the better deal for iPhone users.

Macs sold in China no longer able to display Taiwanese flag

Friday March 29, 2019

Following Monday's release of macOS 10.14.4, Macs sold in China are reportedly no longer displaying the Taiwanese flag emoji -- though it's apparently easy to rectify the issue.

Texture app shutting down on May 28 in wake of Apple News+ launch

Friday March 29, 2019

Following the launch of its Apple News+ magazine subscription service, Apple is preparing to close down the standalone version of Texture for all users at the end of May, with the notice of closure urging customers to try out the new Apple News subscription instead.

iMac, iMac 4k, iMac 5k, or iMac Pro - which iMac should you buy?

Friday March 29, 2019

Now that the iMac lineup has been refreshed, the choice of which model to buy is challenging again. AppleInsider helps you navigate the configuration options to find the best iMac for your needs.

Apple assembler Foxconn sees Q4 profits drop 12.6 percent on weak iPhone sales

Friday March 29, 2019

Apple's core assembly partner, Foxconn, saw net profits drop 12.6 percent in the fourth quarter, a figure almost certainly linked to declining iPhone sales.

Everything you need to know about how to get and use the Apple Card

Friday March 29, 2019

It's not out yet, but we already know how you can -- and how you should -- use it in practice. Or rather, we know a lot, but there are still significant questions about how you use a card that apparently has no credit card number.

2019 iMac performance ranges from 5% to 66% increase over previous models

Friday March 29, 2019

The new 2019 iMacs have just started being delivered to customers, and there are now a wide set of benchmarks that span the entire refreshed lineup.

New AirPods H1 chip exposed in teardown, still not able to be repaired

Friday March 29, 2019

A teardown of the second-generation AirPods reveals Apple made relatively few changes to the physical design of the wearable accessory, but like the original, it is still a product that is practically impossible for users to perform repairs on at home without ruining them completely.

Apple's AirPods took 60 percent of fully wireless earbud market in holiday quarter

Friday March 29, 2019

Apple's AirPods claimed 60 percent of fully wireless earbud sales during the December quarter, according to new estimates, beating out other well-reviewed buds from the likes of Jabra and Bose.

A public reluctant to use Apple Pay is being enticed by the Apple Card

Friday March 29, 2019

Apple Card is a highly-attractive proposition for existing iPhone owners, and even those users reluctant to use a digital payments service are having second thoughts now that there the Apple Card, suggests a new survey.

Qualcomm & iPhone bans, the Apple Card, Apple TV on Roku and more on the AppleInsider Podcast

Friday March 29, 2019

This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, William and Victor are back to talk about Apple's Arcade, interactive TV and the Apple TV, and to speak on the Qualcomm and iPhone import ban situation.

Apple Card: no multi-user support, no penalty rates, foreign transactions, more

Thursday March 28, 2019

While Apple News+ and Apple TV+ were the focus of Monday's "It's show time" event, Apple's first foray into the credit industry -- Apple Card -- arguably stole the show. Apple painted the product in broad strokes on stage and in its promotional material, but with a dearth of details, questions about the upcoming service remain.