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2019

Vizio starts rolling out AirPlay 2, HomeKit updates for compatible televisions

Wednesday July 31, 2019

Starting on Wednesday, Vizio has started the HomeKit and AirPlay 2 update process for some of its Smartcast line televisions dating back to 2017.

Giveaway: Enter to win an Adonit Note for Apple's iPad or iPad Pro

Tuesday July 30, 2019

We're giving away 10 Adonit Note styluses for use with Apple's current iPad and iPad Pro. Enter today for your chance to win!

Powerbeats Pro now available for preorder in South Korea

Tuesday July 30, 2019

Nearly three months after Apple began taking orders for the Powerbeats Pro in the U.S. and Canada, and almost four months after the device was unveiled, the fully wireless Beats headset went up for preorder in Korea Mexico this week.

Samsung reports 56% profit decline in Q2 on weak memory chip sales

Tuesday July 30, 2019

Apple supplier and smartphone segment competitor Samsung Electronics on Tuesday reported a 56% decline in operating profits for the second quarter of 2019, blaming the downturn on continued weakness in the global memory chip market.

Apple 'couldn't be happier' with improved sales in China

Tuesday July 30, 2019

Following a previous decline in sales, and increases in both exchange rates and rising trade tensions between the U.S. and China, Apple's Tim Cook sees positive signs for the future.

Apple now selling updated LG UltraFine 5K Display [u]

Tuesday July 30, 2019

Apple is selling a new version of the LG UltraFine 5K display at retail and online, with better speed from the USB-C ports, and more power deliverable to a host computer.

Apple wants to continue building Mac Pro in US, Cook says

Tuesday July 30, 2019

Apple CEO Tim Cook has responded to questions about moving production away from China by saying that he expects the company's global production to continue on its current trajectory, but also that it is investing to increase U.S. manufacturing.

Apple's Services including Apple TV up 13% to $11.5B

Tuesday July 30, 2019

Revenues from Services earned double-digit growth' across the world, according to figures released by Apple during its July earnings call with investors and analysts.

Apple Card arrives in US this August

Tuesday July 30, 2019

After a long incubation period, the Apple Card will finally reach the U.S. public sometime this August, Apple CEO Tim Cook confirmed during Tuesday's quarterly results call for the third quarter of 2019.

Apple's iPhone sales down 13% in Q3, accounts for less than half of total revenues

Tuesday July 30, 2019

In a continuing downward trend, Apple's iPhone revenue was down 13% year-over-year, according to Apple's recently released earnings report, with the segment now accounting for less than half of the company's total quarterly revenue.

Apple's wearables revenues jump to over $5.5B in June quarter

Tuesday July 30, 2019

Sales from Apple's "Wearables, Home and Accessories" segment jumped substantially year-over-year in the June quarter to $5.53 billion, underscoring their importance.

Apple earns $53.8B in revenue in record-setting third quarter

Tuesday July 30, 2019

Apple earned $53.8 billion in revenue during its third fiscal quarter of 2019, according to financial results the iPhone maker revealed on Tuesday, with services again making big gains to reach another all-time high.

Notes of interest from Apple's Q3 2019 earnings report and conference call

Tuesday July 30, 2019

Following the publication of results for its third fiscal quarter of 2019, encompassing April through June, Apple provided additional detail surrounding the continuing situation in China, as well as more information about its Services business in an earnings conference call.

Counterfeit iPhone trafficker sentenced to 3 years in prison

Tuesday July 30, 2019

The U.S. Department of Justice has sentenced a Chinese national to over three years in prison for trafficking counterfeit Apple goods into the United States from China, including fake iPhones and iPads, as part of a criminal conspiracy that made over $1.1 million in the United States alone.

Apple to test third-party API displaying insurance claim data in apps

Tuesday July 30, 2019

Apple is poised to start testing an API by the private CARIN Alliance that should let people see health insurance claims in apps, possibly including iOS's native Health.

Apple recruits VR & Xbox engineer Nat Brown for unknown graphics work

Tuesday July 30, 2019

Apple has hired Valve and Xbox veteran Nat Brown to work on unspecified graphics technology, according to Twitter posts.

LG begins AirPlay 2 & HomeKit update process for some 2019 TVs

Tuesday July 30, 2019

LG on Tuesday said it's now rolling out AirPlay 2 and HomeKit to select 2019 TV models in the US via a software update.

Fourth watchOS 6 developer beta joins fourth public betas of iOS 13, iPadOS, tvOS 13

Tuesday July 30, 2019

One day after releasing the developer counterparts, Apple has issued its fourth public beta builds of iOS 13, iPadOS 13, and tvOS 13, along with the fourth developer beta of watchOS 6.

Apple joins Data Transfer Project with other cloud service giants

Tuesday July 30, 2019

Apple has become the latest partner of the Data Transfer Project, a scheme that involves Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Twitter, and other contributors to create an open-source way for users to shift their data between different cloud services.

Today's best deals: $400 off 2019 MacBook Pros; 13" MacBook Pros with function keys fall to $919

Tuesday July 30, 2019

Amazon, Best Buy and B&H have all issued new price drops on Apple's latest 2019 MacBook Pros, with savings of up to $400 off and 15-inch models from just $1,999, a new record low. Apple's 13-inch MacBook Pros with function keys are also on sale from $919 today only.