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2019

Editorial: Apple Pay passes PayPal, tramples Google Pay & Samsung Pay

Thursday October 31, 2019

Apple Pay transactions reached above three billion in the September quarter, enough to surpass PayPal. Apple Pay growth is also leaving behind far less popular Android NFC payment alternatives promoted by Google and Samsung.

Wall Street reacts to Apple's strong Services and Wearables growth [u]

Thursday October 31, 2019

Analysts have passed comment on Apple's record fourth quarter results for the fiscal year 2019, with investor expectations and analyst estimates being beaten in a variety of ways, though the lower iPhone revenue is suggested to be an indicator of challenging December quarter results.

AirPods Pro use custom silicone ear-tip, basically non-repairable

Thursday October 31, 2019

As it does with every Apple product launch, iFixit has completed its tear-down of the AirPods Pro, and have found that it is still essentially not user repairable at all.

New 'AirTag' screenshots reveal tweaked Find My app layout

Wednesday October 30, 2019

Apple appears to be continuing work on Find My integration of its rumored "AirTag" trackers, according to a pair of newly leaked screenshots, suggesting the Tile-like device is nearing an official launch.

Tim Cook sees AirPods Pro as a complement to AirPods, not a replacement

Wednesday October 30, 2019

During Apple's fourth quarter earnings call on Wednesday, CEO Tim Cook spoke on the recent launch of AirPods Pro and its position in the lineup, deemphasizing the device as a must-have upgrade.

Apple sees 'lots of positives' and significant profits in China

Wednesday October 30, 2019

Following previous declines in Apple's revenues in Greater China, CEO Tim Cook says the company has taken several successful steps to turn that around in the company's fourth quarter of 2019.

Apple issues iOS 13.2.1 update for HomePod following bricking problems

Wednesday October 30, 2019

After pulling iOS 13.2 for HomePod due to reports that the software was bricking devices, Apple on Wednesday released a tweaked version of the firmware to rectify the apparent issues and enable new features like audio handoff and multi-user support.

Nancy Paxton, voice of Apple earnings calls, to retire after 33 years at Apple

Wednesday October 30, 2019

Though investors may not know her by name, and the public at large is almost assuredly unaware of her existence, Apple's head of Investor Relations Nancy Paxton has been the face -- or more accurately voice -- of the company's earnings conference calls for 23 years. On Wednesday, she announced her retirement.

US Census Bureau turns to Apple devices to improve accuracy, reduce costs

Wednesday October 30, 2019

The U.S. Census Bureau is to use 'hundreds of thousands' of Apple iOS devices in next year's census, the tech giant said on Wednesday.

New Apple Card feature offers users no-interest iPhone installment plan

Wednesday October 30, 2019

Apple continues to incentivize customers to use its new Apple Card, and on Tuesday announced an upcoming feature that will grant users the option to buy an iPhone on a no-fee, interest-free installment plan.

Apple services achieved all-time high of $12.5B in Q4

Wednesday October 30, 2019

Apple CEO Tim Cook on Wednesday revealed the company's earnings from its Services segment, which includes Apple Music and iCloud, were up 18% in the fourth quarter and have set new records around the globe.

New cardiologist hire shows Apple focusing further on heart health

Wednesday October 30, 2019

Apple has added a second high-profile cardiologist to its expanding team of health specialists, showing that the company continues to focus on heart health advancements following last year's release of an ECG in Apple Watch.

Notes of interest from Apple's Q4 2019 earnings report and conference call

Wednesday October 30, 2019

Following the publication of its final fiscal quarter of 2019 results, encompassing July through September, Apple provided additional detail surrounding the particulars of the report during an hour-long conference call.

Apple earns record $64B in fourth quarter as services soar to $12.5B

Wednesday October 30, 2019

Apple's revenue for the fourth quarter of the fiscal year 2019 hit $64 billion, the company revealed on Tuesday, with earnings-per-share of $3.03, making it the biggest iPhone release quarter yet.

Borderlands 3 now available in the Epic Store for macOS

Wednesday October 30, 2019

Borderlands 3 has finally made its way to the Mac, giving players a chance to tear it up in this popular shooter-looter.

Breaking down Apple's AirPods Pro: 8 features that set them apart

Wednesday October 30, 2019

After a release on Monday, Apple's AirPods Pro are available for purchase at retail now. There are some features that set them apart from Apple's previous offerings and we take a look at all of them.

macOS 10.15.1 suggests 16-inch MacBook Pro has discrete Touch ID

Wednesday October 30, 2019

An image pulled from Tuesday's macOS 10.15.1 release shows a new MacBook Pro with a discrete Touch ID sensor, suggesting that Apple is keeping the butterfly keyboard for its rumored 16-inch refresh.

How can Apple already renew Apple TV+ shows, before they've aired?

Wednesday October 30, 2019

It sounds nonsensical, but there are key, practical reasons why renewing a television or streaming series before it's even been aired is necessary. AppleInsider delves into the reasons.

Apple uploads 'See' first-look featurette to YouTube

Wednesday October 30, 2019

Fans looking to get a sneak peek at Apple's upcoming Apple TV+ series "See" can head to YouTube to learn more.

Save 25% on Mophie, ZAGG accessories for your iPhone, iPad, AirPods

Wednesday October 30, 2019

To celebrate Halloween, ZAGG is knocking 25% off up to three items from its umbrella of brands, including Mophie, InvisibleShield and iFrogz. Save on the new Mophie Juice Pack Access battery case for Apple's iPhone 11, screen protectors for Apple Watches, Qi chargers, iPad keyboards and more.