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2019

Apple spends more than $30M per month on Amazon Web Services

Monday April 22, 2019

Apple is one of the biggest customers of Amazon Web Services, it has been revealed, with the iPhone maker allegedly spending in excess of $30 million per month in order to enable services like iCloud to function reliably and at scale via the retailer's network of servers.

Bowers & Wilkins wireless Formation Suite speaker setup supports AirPlay 2

Monday April 22, 2019

Bowers & Wilkins has launched its Formation Suite of wireless audio products, a collection of wireless speakers that offer high performance sound at the same time as simplified synchronization between outputs, as well as support fro Apple's AirPlay 2 protocol.

'iPhone 5G' in late 2020 will drive 200 million sales for Apple, says Ming-Chi Kuo

Monday April 22, 2019

Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has thrown his hat into the ring in regards to iPhone 5G predictions, and also suspects that it will be released in the second half of 2020, and it will have a big impact on sales.

Conservation International & Apple have teamed to protect mangrove forests

Monday April 22, 2019

Apple is working with Conservation International to protect and restore a 27,000-acre mangrove forest in Cispata Bay, Colombia, in a bid to preserve a slowly disappearing part of the ecosystem.

Apple has a full-time professional philosopher on staff

Monday April 22, 2019

Philosopher and Apple Distinguished Senior Fellow Joshua Cohen joined the faculty of Apple University in 2011. Despite occasional outside lectures, though, his work is kept confidential, and Apple reportedly refuses permission for him to be interviewed.

Apple loses bid to deny Swatch Australian 'one more thing' trademark

Monday April 22, 2019

Apple has been handed a defeat in court by watch producer Swatch in court for a second time in a month, as the iPhone producer failed to convince the Australian Trade Marks Office that Swatch should be denied a trademark for "One More Thing," a phrase synonymous with Apple events and Steve Jobs.

Apple Pay abruptly dropped by JCPenney, is no longer accepted in store [u]

Monday April 22, 2019

Struggling retail chain JCPenney has intentionally dropped support for Apple Pay and all other contactless payments sources from all vendors, at least for the time being.

Amazon issues even steeper markdowns on Apple's 11-inch iPad Pro, delivering record low prices

Sunday April 21, 2019

The Apple authorized reseller has dropped 2018 iPad Pro prices by an additional $25 to $50, with popular 11-inch iPad Pro models starting at an all-time low of $649.99 (and total discounts of up to $200 off).

Editorial: Could Apple's lock on premium luxury be eclipsed by an era of good-enough gear?

Sunday April 21, 2019

Across decades, Apple has developed its reputation for selling luxurious electronics with both a premium price and elevated expectations. But Apple's attention to detail means it's not often a trailblazer. Could the profits that are currently driving Apple at some point shift to instead support vendors like Samsung and Huawei who offer cheaper access to new tech faster, in a sloppier but "good enough" beta technology form?

Northern California Apple Store thefts restart, $100K in iPhones lifted from Best Buy & more

Sunday April 21, 2019

San Francisco Bay Area Apple Store thefts restart, plus iPhone thefts around the world including one in which the thieves came back to ask for the passcode, and another by a man who had gotten out of jail moments earlier -- all on the Apple Crime Blotter.

'iPhone XI' and 'iPhone XI Max' case manufacturing dummies pop up on Chinese social media

Saturday April 20, 2019

A pair of images of an "iPhone XI" dummy for manufacturing purposes purports to show accurate dimensions of the 2019 iPhone lineup, including a square camera extrusion.

When to use an external microphone or recorder to make your podcasts

Saturday April 20, 2019

You can record your podcast on your iPhone, but what you might not be able to do so easily is make sure that the audio sounds good. Buying a broadcast-quality microphone or a separate audio recorder can bring your podcasting up a level, and there is some hardware that we like.

Lowest prices ever: Apple's quad-core 13" MacBook Pro (512GB) $1,499, 15" MacBook Pro $1,899

Saturday April 20, 2019

Amazon has issued a $500 instant discount on Mid 2018 MacBook Pros, delivering the lowest prices ever. Pick up a 512GB 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar for just $1,499 or a 15-inch MacBook Pro for $1,899 while supplies last.

Apple hatched years-long plan to reduce royalty payments to Qualcomm, documents reveal

Friday April 19, 2019

Though in its court battles Apple argued that Qualcomm patents weren't any more valuable than those of companies like Ericsson and Huawei, in private the company praised them -- and was aiming to sue Qualcomm as far back as 2014, according to newly-exposed documents.

How to make the Apple Watch Raise to Speak feature work every time

Friday April 19, 2019

The ability to just raise your wrist and speak to your Apple Watch without the words "Hey, Siri," is brilliant. What was initially a convenience is now increasingly useful, too, and yet it's extraordinarily unreliable. Here's how to make it better -- and why you need it to.

Got a new iPad or Mac? Here's where to get the most money for your used Apple device with bonus cash offers

Friday April 19, 2019

With Apple's new iPad Air, iPad mini and 2019 iMac now in the hands of consumers, it's time to free up some spending money for new accessories and trade in your pre-owned hardware for cash. We've rounded up the best deals -- many with exclusive bonuses -- when you trade in an iPhone, iPad, MacBook Pro or even AirPods.

Review: The G-Tech Mobile Pro SSD is nearly as fast as the storage in your 15-inch MacBook Pro

Friday April 19, 2019

There are endless options when it comes to external storage, but getting the right one for you can be a tough task. If you're looking for a quick, on-the-go SSD, the G-Technology Mobile Pro SSD may be perfectly suited.

Siri Shortcuts, Screen Time tipped to transfer to macOS 10.15

Friday April 19, 2019

Siri Shortcuts, iOS' automation service, could make an appearance in macOS in the update to version 10.15, with the claim it and Screen Time will be among the functions transferred over from iOS at the 2019 World Wide Developer's Conference.

Apple hires ex-Lionsgate executive Danielle DePalma to oversee Apple TV+ marketing

Friday April 19, 2019

Apple is continuing to flesh out the management for its original video efforts, by installing former Lionsgate EVP Danielle DePalma as a Senior Film and TV Series Marketing executive to promote Apple TV+ and other content available from from the company.

Qualcomm and Apple settle, Samsung folds, Facebook failing at security, and more on the AppleInsider Podcast

Friday April 19, 2019

This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, William and Victor close the books on the Qualcomm suit, Samsung has problems with a folding phone, and Facebook steals contacts from 1.5M people.