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2019

AirPods Pro gain first firmware update since release

Thursday November 14, 2019

Apple has released its first firmware update for the AirPods Pro since shipping the audio accessories, with the update gradually rolling out and automatically updating on shipped units.

Logitech's Circle 2 is first cam to support Apple's HomeKit Secure Video

Thursday November 14, 2019

Logitech's Circle 2s became the first cameras to support Apple's HomeKit Secure Video storage feature on Thursday with the release of a beta firmware designed to upgrade units already in customers' hands.

How to use Apple's trade-in program to get a discounted iPhone

Thursday November 14, 2019

Trading in last year's iPhone is a good way to save some money on a new one -- except that at first, it doesn't save you anything at all. Then whether you're going to trade it in at Apple or somewhere else, are steps you need to take to get your iPhone ready.

Apple's new 16-inch MacBook Pro reveals its future direction

Thursday November 14, 2019

Apple's decision to radically redesign its largest and most powerful MacBook Pro just six months after its last refresh tells us a lot about how the company plans its hardware strategy and what factors drive its engineering.

Apple launches new women's health, hearing, & heart and movement studies

Thursday November 14, 2019

After an initial announcement in September at the iPhone 11 launch event, Apple and its research partners have opened up a trio of studies for participants with an Apple Watch and an iPhone utilizing the new Research app -- Heart and Movement, Women's Health, and Hearing Studies.

Apple's 'iRing,' AR headset resurface in Augmented Reality filings

Thursday November 14, 2019

In a trio of new patents about Augmented Reality, Apple reveals that it is continuing to work on using a smart ring to help with detecting a user's motion, as well as new systems for playing relevant audio, and positioning virtual objects in the real world.

Apple Music, News+, Apple TV+ bundle being considered for 2020 release

Thursday November 14, 2019

A new report claims that Apple is telling media publishers that it may bundle services if it so chooses -- which could potentially cut back on what is being paid out.

Future versions of Apple's Siri may interpret your emotions

Thursday November 14, 2019

Future versions of Apple's Siri may go beyond voice recognition to enhance accuracy, taping into FaceTime cameras in the company's devices to simultaneously analyze facial reactions and emotions as users engages in dialog with the voice assistant.

Amazon-owned Woot knocks $640 to $970 off 2018 MacBook Pros today only

Thursday November 14, 2019

Amazon-owned Woot is shaving up to $970 off refurbished 2018 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pros during its latest flash sale. Prices start at just $1,159.99 while supplies last.

Senators pile on Goldman Sachs over alleged Apple Card bias, bank to offer shared household credit line

Thursday November 14, 2019

Democratic senator and U.S. presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren on Wednesday chided Apple Card financial partner Goldman Sachs over the firm's response to claims that its algorithms introduce a credit limit bias against women.

Apple Music Replay aggregates users' top-played songs of the year

Wednesday November 13, 2019

Apple on Wednesday updated Apple Music with a new feature called Replay, providing listeners a dynamically refreshed, dedicated hub for their top-played tracks of 2019 and beyond.

Construction of baby doll 'Jericho' teased in latest 'Servant' trailer

Wednesday November 13, 2019

Apple continued to advertise for its upcoming original series "Servant" on Wednesday with a teaser trailer showing the construction of "Jericho," a doll that plays a central role in the thriller.

Counterfeit iPhone, iPad trafficking scheme cost Apple more than $6M

Wednesday November 13, 2019

Fourteen alleged members of an international criminal organization with ties to China were indicted on Wednesday for their part in a counterfeit iPhone and iPad trafficking scheme that defrauded Apple out of millions of dollars.

Killer deal: Apple's 13-inch MacBook Pro drops to $1,399 ($400 off)

Wednesday November 13, 2019

Apple deals continue to roll in, with the latest markdown knocking $400 off Apple's Mid 2018 13-inch MacBook Pro. Now just $1,399, this special price on the quad-core notebook is available only at AppleInsider.

Apple Heart Study demonstrates promise of consumer wearables in medicine, with a few caveats

Wednesday November 13, 2019

Results of Apple's Heart Study, performed in partnership with Stanford University, were published in the New England Journal of Medicine on Wednesday, showing Apple Watch can be a valuable tool in the identification of atrial fibrillation.

Facebook fixes issue that activated iPhone's camera without user knowledge

Wednesday November 13, 2019

Facebook on Wednesday updated its iOS app to address a flaw that inadvertently enabled a user's camera without their knowledge, a potential security issue first spotted last week.

Phil Schiller offers scathing critique of Chromebook, calls it 'cheap testing tool'

Wednesday November 13, 2019

Apple SVP of Marketing Phil Schiller in an interview on Wednesday delivered a devastating take on Google's Chromebook initiative, saying the platform's success in the education market largely owes to its low price and broader institutional testing procedures.

Apple to launch iPad Pro with 3D sensing, 'iPhone SE 2' in first half of 2020

Wednesday November 13, 2019

Apple is on schedule to debut an iPad Pro model with new 3D sensing equipment, as well as a long-rumored iPhone SE follow-up, in the first half of 2020, according to TF Securities Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

Apple Park lunch with Apple CFO Luca Maestri auctioned for charity

Wednesday November 13, 2019

Fans of Apple with deep pockets can get a personal meeting with the company's chief financial officer and at the same time make a donation to a good cause, as a charity auction for lunch with Luca Maestri and a tour of the Apple headquarters is now live on Charitybuzz.

AMD details the 16-inch MacBook Pro's Radeon Pro 5000M-series GPUs

Wednesday November 13, 2019

AMD has revealed the specifications of the new Radeon Pro 5000M-series GPU options available in the just-launched 16-inch MacBook Pro, with the Radeon Pro 5300M and 5500M offering better graphics performance and an option for up to 8GB of GDDR6 VRAM.