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2019

Here are the best Black Friday deals on Apple accessories

Wednesday November 27, 2019

There's no better time to snag a new iPhone case or Apple Watch band than Black Friday. Check out our guide to help you find the best deals on Apple accessories, guaranteed to help you cross gifts off your holiday shopping list.

Editorial: Pro Display XDR and Apple's Grand Stand

Wednesday November 27, 2019

The internet lost its mind in June when Apple's VP of hardware engineering John Ternus debuted the company's new Mac Pro and Pro Display XDR. For professionals, it was because of the bold new leap Apple was making to support real pro workflows. To content bloggers, it was an outrage that Apple's new $5,000 display dared to ship separately from its bespoke $999 aluminum stand. How dare Apple charge so much without some elaborate scheme to hide the real price?

Woot's Black Friday Apple deals deliver MacBooks and MacBook Pros from $649

Wednesday November 27, 2019

Black Friday starts Wednesday at Woot, with refurbished deals on a variety of Apple 12-inch MacBooks and 13-inch MacBook Pros. Save up to $750 on popular specs, with prices as low as $649.99. These flash deals are valid today only while supplies last, so don't delay if you're looking for a budget-friendly system.

Lawmakers target iOS location privacy features in ongoing antitrust probe

Tuesday November 26, 2019

U.S. lawmakers in charge of a sprawling antitrust probe into "Big Tech" are scrutinizing a number of privacy-minded improvements Apple rolled out as part of iOS 13, including restrictions pertaining to location data, noting the new limitations are not applied to first-party apps and services.

Black Friday deals extended: Save up to $1,700 on premium 15-inch MacBook Pros

Tuesday November 26, 2019

B&H has issued not one, but two MacBook Pro Black Friday / Cyber Monday deals, with cash savings of $1,300 to $1,700 off premium 2018 15-inch models. Enjoy upgraded graphics, an abundance of storage at 1TB or 2TB, and faster processors including a Core i9 spec. These markdowns are available only at AppleInsider with limited supply available at the lowest prices on record.

Floppy drive signed by Steve Jobs expected to fetch $7,500 at auction

Tuesday November 26, 2019

A Macintosh System Tools floppy disk signed by late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs is up for auction, with the piece of tech memorabilia estimated to sell for at least $7,500 when the gavel drops in December.

X-ray shows how the iPhone 11 Smart Battery Case camera button works

Tuesday November 26, 2019

Apple's Smart Battery Case for the iPhone 11 has a slightly refined design to add the dedicated camera button, x-ray images of the case reveals, with the accessory including an extra circuit board to add extra hardware controls to the smartphone.

Future AirPods could use air pressure to detect when they're in an ear

Tuesday November 26, 2019

A future version of AirPods could perform its ear detection using pressure built up within the ear canal, allowing it to be more selective on when it turns on and off and reducing the chance of accidental activation when placed on a table or another surface.

Senators Elizabeth Warren & Sherrod Brown push for Apple Card probe by CFPB

Tuesday November 26, 2019

Senators Elizabeth Warren and Sherrod Brown are amping up their attacks against Apple Card partner Goldman Sachs' alleged gender bias for applicants, pushing the director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to examine the claims for violations of fair lending laws.

Apple working on privacy-based lighting system, unique headlights for car

Tuesday November 26, 2019

A future car designed by Apple could offer increased privacy via the use of 'synchronized windows,' as well as side mirrors capable of automatically adjusting their positions based on the driver's head movements.

iPhone 11 Ultra Wideband could be at core of Apple Car keyless entry

Tuesday November 26, 2019

Apple is considering the possibility of using an iPhone or Apple Watch to provide keyless entry for its long-rumored Apple Car, with the use of Ultra Wideband to help make the system more precise at determining the range of the user from the car than current keyfob-based systems.

Apple pays $467,000 settlement for accidental U.S. sanctions violation

Tuesday November 26, 2019

Apple says that it had inadvertently paid a blacklisted software company, violating U.S. sanctions, but has rectified the situation after working with officials.

Judge dismisses class action involving iTunes and Apple Music data privacy

Monday November 25, 2019

Apple on Monday won final judgment to dismiss a class action complaint claiming the company unjustly profits from the aggregation and sale of iTunes and Apple Music user data.

Review: Apple's iPhone 11 Smart Battery Case caters to shutterbugs

Monday November 25, 2019

Apple has dropped its annual update to the Smart Battery Case to support the latest crop of iPhones, but this time it wasn't just the camera cutout that changed -- Apple also integrated a hardware shutter button.

How Apple survived the flawgic-filled 2010s, butterflies and all

Monday November 25, 2019

It's been a wild decade. Ten years ago, Apple was perched at what was imagined to be the peak of iOS, surrounded by Windows PC vendors, Android phone makers, and a chirping brood of analysts and pundits all tweeting the perils Apple faced-- now that its competition was about to get Really Serious. Incredibly, these clowns-of-a-feather are still making their honking sounds together ten years later.

Featurette teases Apple TV+ drama 'Truth be Told' with star introductions

Monday November 25, 2019

Apple has released a new featurette for 'Truth Be Told,' giving viewers of the Octavia Spencer-fronted Apple TV+ show a closer look at the podcast-based criminal investigation show before its release on December 6.

Black Friday deals are live at Pad & Quill; save up to 35% on Apple Watch, iPad, iPhone accessories

Monday November 25, 2019

Premium accessory maker Pad & Quill is discounting a variety of Mac, iPad and iPhone accessories, as well as Apple Watch bands, by up to 35% during its Black Friday Sale Event. AppleInsider readers can also snap up an additional 10% off already reduced prices with coupon. Deals are live now and quantities are limited, so check out the savings before they sell out.

Apple's 2019 holiday ad uses iPad to bring families together

Monday November 25, 2019

Apple has released its 2019 holiday ad "The Surprise" to YouTube, highlighting how the iPad can ease holiday and travel tensions, and to bring families together after a tough year.

Nike customers to get 3% cash back for using Apple Card

Monday November 25, 2019

The sports footwear company Nike has become the latest retailer to offer customers the maximum 3% daily cash back when they pay using Apple Card. The rate isn't limited to shoes, either, as it applies on the website, and in the company's training club too.

Best Black Friday software deals for Mac and iOS users

Monday November 25, 2019

It's not just hardware you can get a good deal on during Black Friday and Cyber Monday, there are significant savings to be had on the best software around. Check out our continually updated guide to the best app deals available.