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2020

Retro revisit: Using Apple's iPod mini in 2020

Sunday January 05, 2020

The iPod mini had a relatively short lifespan in the scope of Apple's storied history, yet 16 years later it remains an iconic device that holds a special place for many. Just for fun, we revisit and re-review the iPod mini here in 2020 to see how the popular device has held up.

After two months, Apple TV+ lacks a breakout hit

Saturday January 04, 2020

As Apple's largest ever new service launch, Apple TV+ has brought us a strong stable of good shows. It just hasn't had that all-important breakout hit yet -- but that could be about to change.

Today's best deals: Apple Watch 4 for $289; iPad Pros up to $200 off; AirPods Pro sale returns

Saturday January 04, 2020

The first weekend in 2020 sees flash deals on Apple Watches, fresh iPad Pro sale prices from $675, as well as the return of Amazon's popular AirPods Pro discount. Check out the savings while supplies last.

Apple posts fourth 'Shot on iPhone' Experiment featuring fire and ice

Saturday January 04, 2020

The latest in Apple's occasional series highlighting the photography and video capabilities of the iPhone, is "Experiments IV: Fire & Ice." It's the first to use the iPhone 11 Pro.

Police credit Apple Watch for proving 'victim' lied about anti-Semitic stabbing

Saturday January 04, 2020

Michigan police say that the heart rate monitor on Sean Samitt's Apple Watch led them to prove he had stabbed himself before claiming he was attacked outside his synagogue.

Apple to hold annual shareholders meeting on Feb. 26

Friday January 03, 2020

Apple is scheduled to hold its annual shareholders meeting in February at Apple Park's Steve Jobs Theater, where stock holders will cast votes on measures ranging from the election of the company's board of executives to three shareholder proposals.

Wi-Fi 6E will use 6GHz spectrum, pending regulatory approval

Friday January 03, 2020

The Wi-Fi Alliance using "Wi-Fi 6E" as a name for wireless devices that can communicate within the 6Ghz band may introduce confusion to a naming system that was supposed to simplify matters for consumers.

You can now engrave your AirPods case with emojis

Friday January 03, 2020

If you're looking for a new way to customize your upcoming AirPods or AirPods Pro case with a small selection of Emoji, Apple has you covered.

Swallowed AirPod sends 7-year-old to emergency room

Friday January 03, 2020

A second-grader has landed himself in the emergency room after accidentally swallowing a Christmas gift -- an AirPod.

Deals: Up to $600 off 13-inch MacBook Pros, MacBook Airs; HomePod $189

Friday January 03, 2020

The start of 2020 is home to steep savings on current and closeout MacBook Air and 13-inch MacBook Pro notebooks. Heading into the weekend, shoppers can save up to $600 instantly on the ultraportable systems, delivering the lowest prices on well-equipped models. Plus, Black Friday and Cyber Monday pricing has returned on Apple HomePods.

Ikea quietly adds HomeKit support to Fyrtur smart blinds

Friday January 03, 2020

Following an unexpected release in the United States in October, The "Fyrtur" range of Ikea smart blinds are reportedly starting to gain support for HomeKit, enabling the window blinds to be automatically controlled by Apple's smart home platform.

CES 2020: Samsung confuses with tease of Galaxy S10 Lite & Note 10 Lite

Friday January 03, 2020

Samsung is hyping its CES 2020 presence by launching the Galaxy S10 Lite and Note 10 Lite, but what we know so far about the devices are a mish-mash of specification changes versus the parent devices

$439M VirnetX judgment is 'legally wrong and grossly unfair' Apple tells Supreme Court

Friday January 03, 2020

The Federal Circuit's decision to side with VirnetX in January 2019 as part of a long-running patent infringement case is "grossly unfair," Apple insists to the Supreme Court, claiming the "whopping" $439 million judgment involved the Federal Circuit making "two fundamental legal errors" to justify the size.

'iPhone SE 2,' an end to robocalls, and Jimmy Iovine's thoughts on streaming on the AppleInsider Podcast

Friday January 03, 2020

Victor and guest Sean Ryan discuss the news of 2019, iPhone SE2 rumors, and how Apple can make or break a company, with examples in TSMC, Imagination Technology's PowerVR, and China's BOE, producer of OLED displays.

Review: Zens Liberty succeeds in many of the ways AirPower failed

Friday January 03, 2020

The Zens Liberty is a new wireless charger that does its best to live up to Apple's AirPower hype with the ability to place devices nearly anywhere on its surface. While it succeeds in many ways, it doesn't entirely emulate Apple's ill-fated charger.

LG's new 8K TVs support AirPlay 2 and HomeKit

Thursday January 02, 2020

Ahead of CES next week, Korean tech giant LG on Friday unveiled a slate of "real" 8K TVs with integrated support for Apple's AirPlay 2 and HomeKit technologies.

Tim Cook donates $2M to unnamed charity

Thursday January 02, 2020

Apple CEO Tim Cook last week donated 6,880 in personally owned company stock to an as-yet-unidentified charity, an amount worth about $2 million as of the trading date.

Apple stock reaches record high of $300 per share

Thursday January 02, 2020

Following relatively steady gains across 2019, Apple's stock price hit an all-time high during the first day of trading in 2020, closing just north of $300 at the bell.

App Store dominates Google Play on Christmas Day app sales

Thursday January 02, 2020

Apple's App Store enjoyed a bumper holiday season, with iPhone and iPad users spending more on Christmas 2019 than in 2018 by 16%, a rise that has also helped boost global app spending across all of December over the previous year.

HBO's former CEO Richard Plepler strikes five-year Apple TV+ deal

Thursday January 02, 2020

Richard Plepler, HBO's former chief executive of 27 years, has landed a long-term content deal with Apple TV+.