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2019

Ive replacement Jeff Williams 'more visible' in product creation than CEO Cook

Friday July 05, 2019

COO Jeff Williams -- who's taking over for exiting design chief Jony Ive -- is typically "more visible" in product development than CEO Tim Cook, a report said on Friday.

Apple said to be planning 'foldable iPad' with 5G next year

Friday July 05, 2019

An unlikely report claiming to be from the supply chain, says that Apple is currently working on an iPad for 2020 that will feature both 5G cellular plus a foldable screen.

Sony opens preorders for noise-cancelling, fully wireless WF-1000XM3 earbuds

Friday July 05, 2019

Sony on Friday launched preorders for the WF-1000XM3, a rare example of fully wireless earbuds equipped with active noise cancellation (ANC).

New MacBook Pro coming, production leaving China, and more on the AppleInsider Podcast

Friday July 05, 2019

This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, William and Victor talk about the new MacBook Pro that look set for this year. There's also FaceTime altering your eyes, and just what it means to us when companies take their manufacturing to countries other than China.

Apple's India retail plans could speed up under new sourcing rules

Friday July 05, 2019

Apple could have an easier time opening its first stores in India, a long-time goal of the iPhone producer, after the country's finance minister advised a local sourcing requirement will be eased to encourage more foreign investment.

Apple paid Samsung estimated $683M in Q2 for missing OLED purchase target

Thursday July 04, 2019

Samsung on Friday released a bleak earnings forecast for its second fiscal quarter of 2019, projecting operating profits more than halved from last year due to ongoing weakness in the company's bread-and-butter memory chip business.

Apple's iOS 13 beta 3 FaceTime gaze magic is triumph of tech evolution

Thursday July 04, 2019

Apple's subtly flattering new FaceTime feature in iOS 13 beta 3 corrects the appearance of your attention so that you appear focused on your caller -- as if perfectly staring at the camera -- even when you're looking at the screen. The magic behind it has incrementally developed across years of evolving software and hardware advancements, offering some interesting insight into how Apple uniquely charts out the future with its products.

The best alternatives to Adobe InDesign for iOS and Mac

Thursday July 04, 2019

Adobe's increased subscription fees have moved them out of the price range for many people, but that doesn't mean you'll have to go without. We've compiled a list of the best desktop publishing software for macOS and iOS that won't break your bank.

Apple working to resolve widespread iCloud and retail store failures [u]

Thursday July 04, 2019

An unknown problem is causing difficulties with very many of Apple's iCloud services and is also affecting retail stores which are reportedly unable to complete sales. Update: Apple has now restored many of the 21 services.

Eve to launch HomeKit Extend Bluetooth range extender

Thursday July 04, 2019

Specifically made for HomeKit users, the forthcoming Eve Extend will relay commands to devices further away, allowing users to place Eve smart devices at greater distances from a central hub.

Apple's Irish tax escrow investments lost 16M euro in 2018

Thursday July 04, 2019

Ireland's investment of escrowed back taxes paid by Apple on the orders of the European Commission are not performing as well as they could be, with a report claiming the fund declined in value by 16 million euros last year.

Apple MacBook Pros with Touch Bar drop to $1,499 on July 4

Thursday July 04, 2019

B&H Photo and Best Buy have issued new price cuts on popular 2018 MacBook Pros, delivering savings of up to $350 off and prices as low as $1,499 for the 4th of July holiday.

Apple seeks to avoid Korean antitrust penalties by offering remedial action

Thursday July 04, 2019

Apple Korea has proposed consent decree to the country's Fair Trade Commission. If accepted, this means Apple will change how it operates in Korea, but will not plead guilty to accusations of exploiting carriers and potentially avoid fines.

Apple may switch butterfly keyboard for scissor version in MacBook Air

Thursday July 04, 2019

Apple will be making yet another change to its MacBook keyboard mechanism, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo forecasts, with a touted refresh of the MacBook Air for later in 2019 potentially switching out the butterfly mechanism for a more traditional scissor-based version.

Google, Facebook under investigation in UK for abusing market power

Wednesday July 03, 2019

Silicon Valley monoliths Google and Facebook are once again facing government scrutiny over potential abuses of market power, with the UK's Competition and Markets Authority taking aim at the companies in a wide-reaching probe into online advertising platforms.

Apple's iPhone privacy ad campaign continues with new billboards

Wednesday July 03, 2019

Apple recently erected new billboard advertisements in Canada to promote what has become an intense focus on consumer data privacy, continuing a campaign launched at CES 2019 in January.

Apple issues second macOS Catalina, tvOS 13 public betas for testing

Wednesday July 03, 2019

Apple on Wednesday pushed out a second beta versions of its upcoming macOS Catalina and tvOS 13 operating systems, offering users a chance to test out the latest and greatest Mac and Apple TV features before they go live this fall.

Apple's App Store generated 80% more revenue than Google Play with a third as many installs in first half of 2019

Wednesday July 03, 2019

Apple's iOS App Store continued to dominate the worldwide market in terms of revenue gained from premium apps and in-app purchases over the first half of 2019, with the online storefront generating nearly 1.8 times the revenue of rival Google's store for Android devices.

Judge denies Qualcomm request to stay FTC antitrust ruling enforcement

Wednesday July 03, 2019

An attempt by Qualcomm to delay an antitrust ruling against the chip producer from being enforced has been shut down by District Judge Lucy Koh, at the same time as striking a variety of evidence from the record used by Qualcomm to state its case.

iPad Pro vs Surface Pro features and specs showdown

Wednesday July 03, 2019

In this iPad Pro vs Surface Pro comparison, we look at features, specifications, and how both fare vs the MacBook Air.