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2019

Apple's AC Wellness offering free genetic testing to employees

Friday December 13, 2019

Apple employees based in Silicon Valley are able to have genetic tests performed for free via the company's AC Wellness clinics, through a partnership with Color Genomics, in what may be a pilot program for the iPhone maker's healthcare project.

Last call for these Apple deals: $679 Mac mini, $1,099 MacBook Pro, $899 Air

Friday December 13, 2019

Time is running out to save up to $1,700 instantly on Mac hardware, with prices starting at just $679. Save on 13-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros, MacBook Airs, iMacs, the Mac mini, and even iPad Airs and iPad Pros with free expedited shipping for fast delivery before the holidays.

Pro Display XDR works on iMac Pro at 5K, not 6K

Friday December 13, 2019

Apple's Pro Display XDR offers a high 6K resolution for the Mac Pro and select Mac and MacBook models, but users of the iMac Pro are only able to use the professional-level monitor at a lower 5K resolution.

AT&T starts actual 5G rollout in ten markets -- but without mmWave

Friday December 13, 2019

AT&T has started the rollout of its 5G mobile network, with the carrier making the low-band version of the technology available to use in ten markets across the United States - but it can currently only be used with one smartphone model.

Apple's Mac Pro, iOS 13.3, encryption backdoors on the AppleInsider Podcast

Friday December 13, 2019

This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, Victor and William talk about password managers, the Feds threatening encryption backdoors, Apple Card iPhone installments, and unsurprisingly the Mac Pro.

Tim Cook's international tour continues with developer visit in Thailand

Friday December 13, 2019

Continuing his international tour, Tim Cook has landed in Thailand, taking in the sights of the Chao Phraya River and Wat Arun, as well as visiting schoolchildren learning from Apple's Everyone, Can Create curriculum, and speaking to WWDC scholarship winners.

Cellular support for Apple Watch finally arrives in New Zealand

Thursday December 12, 2019

After years of missing out, New Zealanders are finally able to take advantage of the cellular Apple Watch after the country's first carrier to offer eSIM support takes the service live.

Apple Arcade introduces 'Ultimate Rivals' hockey game featuring sports all-stars

Thursday December 12, 2019

Apple on Thursday debuted "Ultimate Rivals: The Rink," the first in a series of mash-up games that convenes all-star athletes from a wide range of popular professional sports, and eras, under one officially licensed title.

Apple avoids iPhone, iPad and Mac tariff as US and China strike trade deal

Thursday December 12, 2019

Fears of a pending iPhone import tax were assuaged on Thursday as President Trump signed a limited trade deal with China that draws back existing tariffs and cancels a new round of levies set to go into effect on Sunday.

Apple sued over iMessage support for SMS embedded links

Thursday December 12, 2019

Apple on Thursday became the latest target in a series of patent infringement lawsuits leveled by non-practicing Hypertext Technologies, which is leveraging a single piece of IP covering what is ostensibly widely employed embedded SMS clickable link technology.

Apple's new Communication Limits parental control feature bypassed by bug

Thursday December 12, 2019

Apple this week rolled out new parental control features as part of iOS 13.3, but one of the most touted, Communication Limits, is easily defeated thanks to what appears to be a bug related to iCloud syncing.

'Robust' holiday season for AirPods Pro & iPhone 11 will return Apple to growth

Thursday December 12, 2019

High demand for Apple's flagship AirPods Pro and better than expected sales of the iPhone 11 in China are leading the charge in the holiday quarter, with one investment company setting a target price for Apple stock of $305.

Apple acquires machine learning startup to improve iPhone photos

Thursday December 12, 2019

According to a report on Thursday, Apple recently acquired Spectral Edge, a UK-based startup focused on improving smartphone photography through machine learning technology.

BofA ups AAPL target to $290 amid China concerns, rising 5G expectations

Thursday December 12, 2019

Despite mounting risks in mainland China, Bank of America Securities upped its price target another 7% on shares of Apple this week, saying the international roll out of 5G should help the company sustain consistent sales of over 200M iPhones over the next few years.

Apple Watch so huge, it has eclipsed 'peak iPod'

Thursday December 12, 2019

With availability of Apple's AirPods Pros evaporating into the holiday shopping season driving up the entire wearables category for Apple, sales of the Apple Watch alone have eclipsed that of the company's iPod during its peak in popularity.

Apple renews 'Little America' for a second season before series premiere

Thursday December 12, 2019

Apple has renewed the heartfelt "Little America" for a second season before the series has even officially debuted.

MacBook Airs are up to $500 off right now, grab them while you can

Thursday December 12, 2019

Holiday MacBook Air deals are hitting a fever pitch, with current and closeout models now up to $500 off while supplies last. Grab the lowest prices at B&H and Amazon with delivery by Christmas for a limited time only.

Everything that has been said so far about Apple's 'iPhone SE 2'

Thursday December 12, 2019

As the year winds down, the rumors about the "iPhone SE 2" are heating up. Let's take a look at the latest rumors about it, and when we may see it finally come to market.

Apple News will co-host 8th Democratic debate with ABC in February

Thursday December 12, 2019

Apple News will be taking part in the Democratic debates for the 2020 US election season, with Apple's service working with ABC to co-host the 8th Democratic debate on February 7, marking the first time Apple News has been involved in electoral proceedings at a high level.

Apple supplier Japan Display bailout talks could be worth $830M

Thursday December 12, 2019

Japan Display could receive another cash injection of up to 90 billion yen ($830 million), as part of an ongoing financial bailout effort to keep the Apple LCD -- and possible OLED -- supplier alive.