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2019

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.

Apple CEO Tim Cook, other top executives to testify at Qualcomm trial

Thursday March 28, 2019

Apple's top executives, including CEO Tim Cook, are scheduled to take the stand at April's Apple v. Qualcomm jury trial in San Diego, Calif., according to court filings made public this week.

Johns Hopkins University students can now use iPhone or Apple Watch as ID

Thursday March 28, 2019

Students at Baltimore's Johns Hopkins University can now use an iPhone or Apple Watch in place of a physical ID card for getting around campus, as well as paying for university services.

Apple's updates to iWork suite for iOS adds macOS functionality and increased Apple Pencil support

Thursday March 28, 2019

Apple has issued updates to its iWork suite of apps, with Pages, Numbers, and Keynote for iOS being brought closer to the macOS counterparts, as well as receiving extended support for using the Apple Pencil in each app.

Leak claims to show schematic for 2019's upcoming 'iPhone XI'

Thursday March 28, 2019

A questionable manufacturing schematic emerged on Thursday, offering perhaps the first glimpse at 2019's flagship iPhone.

App Store spending forecast to double, hit $96 billion by 2023

Thursday March 28, 2019

The public's App Store spending should double between now and 2023 to hit $96 billion and retain a commanding lead over Android, analytics firm SensorTower predicted on Thursday.

Warren Buffett doubts Apple TV+ immediate success, but Apple 'can afford a mistake or two'

Thursday March 28, 2019

Famed investor Warren Buffett is uncertain about Apple's attempts to enter the highly-competitive streaming video market, but advises he believes its failure could end up being good for the company, especially one that strives for perfection in all areas of its business.

Review: Logitech's Z606 offers 5.1 surround & Bluetooth at a low price, but not much more

Thursday March 28, 2019

Logitech's Z606 speakers can deliver adequate 5.1-channel sound for a connected Mac, iPhone, or iPad, but you're probably better off buying higher-quality stereo speakers or headphones.

Apple offers first developer beta of watchOS 5.2.1, public betas of iOS 12.3, tvOS 12.3

Thursday March 28, 2019

Apple has issued more betas, one day after the latest batch, with developers able to download a first build of watchOS 5.2.1 while public beta testers are able to get their hands on iOS 12.3 and tvOS 12.3, complete with the new TV app.