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2019

EU regulators query retailers over Apple Pay antitrust concerns

Tuesday October 29, 2019

In a bid to determine whether Apple's mobile payments strategy runs afoul of European Union laws, antitrust regulators earlier this year asked participating retailers to fill out a questionnaire regarding Apple Pay terms and conditions, according to a report on Tuesday.

HBO Max to take on Apple TV+ in May 2020 [u]

Tuesday October 29, 2019

An already competitive streaming video field will get even more crowded in mid 2020, as AT&T's WarnerMedia plans to debut its awaited HBO Max service in May for $14.99 a month, executives said on Tuesday.

Sony to shutter PlayStation Vue live TV service in January

Tuesday October 29, 2019

Sony plans to shut down its PlayStation Vue live television service on Jan. 30, 2020, the company said on Tuesday, ending a four-year attempt to disrupt the pay TV industry.

Apple TV app reportedly lands on select Sony TVs ahead of Apple TV+ [u]

Tuesday October 29, 2019

A report claims that Sony began to roll out a software update containing the Apple TV app to a handful of smart television sets, enabling access to the upcoming Apple TV+ service -- but Sony denies that this is the case.

Corellium responds to Apple lawsuit with security research control claims

Tuesday October 29, 2019

Software virtualization firm Corellium has answered a lawsuit from Apple complaining it infringed on copyrights covering iOS, iTunes, and other Apple assets by claiming Apple had previously supported the company in its security-minded efforts, and that the lawsuit itself is an attempt by Apple to control how security research is performed on its products.

Apple rolls out watchOS 6.1 update for Apple Watch Series 1 through Series 5 owners

Tuesday October 29, 2019

Not only does watchOS 6.1 add compatibility with Apple's new AirPods Pro, but it can now be loaded on the Apple Watch Series 1 and Series 2.

macOS Catalina 10.15.1 is now available with opt-in Siri review, support for AirPods Pro

Tuesday October 29, 2019

An update to macOS Catalina has just been released, in time to support the use of Apple's new AirPods Pro with Macs.

Apple should adopt these Pixel 4 features for iPhone 12

Tuesday October 29, 2019

There are a lot of exciting features in the Google Pixel 4. Even if the entire Pixel 4 package is flawed, there are still features that it has, that we like so much that we hope Apple adopts them for the next generation iPhone.

AirPods Pro coupon: Save $20 on the new Apple earphones today only

Tuesday October 29, 2019

Today only, shoppers can save $20 instantly on the brand-new Apple AirPods Pro, delivering the lowest price anywhere on preorders. This offer is available exclusively for AppleInsider readers while supplies last.

Apple TV+ chiefs speak about the service's creation and future path

Tuesday October 29, 2019

Days before the launch of Apple TV+, Apple's chiefs of Worldwide Video Zack Van Amburg and Jamie Erlicht have revealed some of the work that went into building up the video streaming service from scratch, as well as hinting at the growth of the service beyond its opening year.

Springy Apple Watch bands could expand to improve fit & user comfort

Tuesday October 29, 2019

The Apple Watch could include a system for automatically keeping the band tight around the wrist of the wearer in the future, one that could keep the band at a tension that is optimal for biometric readings while still maintaining user comfort.

Future iPhone screen could simulate surface textures and temperatures for AR

Tuesday October 29, 2019

Touching a future iPhone or iPad display could provide a sensation of texture, with Apple coming up with a way to alter how a touch-enabled surface can be controlled to simulate the feel of different types of materials.

If you updated your HomePod to 13.2, do not reset it or remove it from the Home app

Tuesday October 29, 2019

Apple has withdrawn the HomePod 13.2 update. If you've had a successful update, you're fine -- but do not reset the HomePod, nor remove it from the Home app, or you're going to have a problem that will require service.

Three episodes of 'The Morning Show' coming to Apple TV+ on Nov. 1

Monday October 28, 2019

Following the world premiere of Apple TV+ exclusive "The Morning Show" in New York City on Monday, Apple announced the series' first three episodes will be available to stream when the service debuts this week.

Spotify says subscriber growth now doubles Apple Music

Monday October 28, 2019

Streaming music giant Spotify reported positive earnings for the third quarter of 2019 on Monday, with the company stressing increased subscriber growth which supposedly doubles that of Apple Music on a monthly basis.

TSMC and GlobalFoundries settle legal dispute, sign cross-licensing deal

Monday October 28, 2019

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company and competitor GlobalFoundries on Monday inked an agreement to cross-license certain patents related to semiconductor technology, resolving a two-month-old multi-jurisdictional legal dispute that threatened the businesses of customers like TSMC partner Apple.

Apple's iOS 13.2 release bricks HomePod for some users [u]

Monday October 28, 2019

HomePod owners beware. Apple's release of iOS 13.2 on Monday delivers long-awaited features to the company's smart speaker, but the software is rendering some units useless.

AirPods versus AirPods Pro -- Apple's wireless earbuds compared

Monday October 28, 2019

Apple's just-launched AirPods Pro are certain to be a desirable audio accessory this holiday season, but how different is it from the existing second-generation AirPods? AppleInsider runs the numbers on both sets of wireless earphones.

Apple Music, Beats 1, Radio down for some users globally [Fixed]

Monday October 28, 2019

An outage on Monday afternoon is seeing a "small percentage" of users unable to access Apple Music, play the Beats 1 stream, or listen to radio stations on impacted devices.

iOS 12.4.3 now available for some devices that can't upgrade to iOS 13

Monday October 28, 2019

Apple has released an update of iOS for some older iPhone and iPad models that cannot be updated to iOS 13.2, with the legacy hardware now able to update to iOS 12.4.3.