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2020

Apple, Spotify and others accused of music industry 'conspiracy'

Monday March 09, 2020

A new antitrust lawsuit filed Monday claims that Apple and a slew of other companies in the music streaming industry have built out an illegal buyer's "conspiracy" to block out licensing competition.

Apple cancels 'Today at Apple' sessions in US coronavirus hotspots

Monday March 09, 2020

In an effort to help control the spread of coronavirus, Apple has canceled all of its upcoming "Today at Apple" sessions in the San Francisco Bay Area and Seattle.

Review: Zendure SuperHub combines a USB-C hub & a multi-charger into one for iPad or Mac

Monday March 09, 2020

SuperHub is the latest product from Zendure which is a small credit card-sized adapter that not only can act as a multi-device charger, but a USB-C hub for your Mac, iPad, or other USB-C device. We got an early look to check it out.

Apple says you can clean your device with disinfecting wipes - but be careful

Monday March 09, 2020

Apple on Monday updated a support document to say that that it's safe to use certain disinfecting wipes on its products, but you should still be careful and not get in a habit of doing so.

iPad users could gain enhanced mouse support in iPadOS 14

Monday March 09, 2020

The iPad's existing mouse support could be further built out in iOS 14 and iPadOS 14, with code references strongly suggesting Apple will be increasing support for the peripherals in the next major release of the mobile operating systems.

Apple Watch 'Series 6,' 'watchOS 7' may have shareable faces, kid modes

Monday March 09, 2020

The next Apple Watch and major release of watchOS could offer features to share customized watch faces with other users, along with a new "pro" version of the Infograph watch face that adds a tachymeter to the collection of selectable elements, and child-friendly elements.

How to disinfect iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and AirPods, during the coronavirus outbreak

Monday March 09, 2020

It's all very well saying we should protect ourselves from the coronavirus by not shaking hands. But a lot of us work where we are sharing iPads, we're hot-desking at Macs, and some of us are even letting partners borrow our AirPods. Here's how to be sure you're safe.

ARM Mac Pro coming sooner rather than later, says Jean-Louis Gassee

Monday March 09, 2020

Jean-Louis Gassee has changed his mind about the ARM Mac shift, and now believes that an ARM Mac Pro is the inevitable endpoint -- and is not that far away.

Chinese iPhone sales a temporary issue, as Wedbush forecasts normality

Monday March 09, 2020

Apple's sales of iPhones are considerably down in China for the last quarter, according to Daniel Ives from Wedbush, but Apple's ability to bring the supply chain back to normal is of bigger importance to investors.

Today's best deals: $3,000 off 15" MacBook Pro; $250 off latest MacBook Air; $2,149 16" MacBook Pro

Monday March 09, 2020

March 2020 deals are in effect now on a variety of Apple products, including the lowest price ever on a loaded 15-inch MacBook Pro with 32GB RAM and 4TB SSD. Plus, current MacBook Airs fall to just $899 and 16" MacBook Pros are $2,149 with limited supply.

AMD Radeon 'Navi 2X' cards will offer ray tracing to future Macs

Monday March 09, 2020

AMD has detailed the next generation of Radeon graphics processing units codenamed "Navi 2X," with the RDNA 2 family anticipated to include hardware ray tracing among other new capabilities in cards that should be compatible with macOS.

AAPL bleeds record $97B in valuation over weekend [u]

Monday March 09, 2020

Apple's shares have taken a hammering over the weekend in after-hours trading, with the share price set to open on Monday morning at about $20 below its value at the end of trading on Friday afternoon, its biggest drop in five years.

Details and images of Apple's 'Powerbeats 4' leak

Monday March 09, 2020

Specifications and images for Apple's forthcoming "Powerbeats 4" wireless earbuds have appeared online, showing increased battery life, plus the addition of "Hey, Siri."

Apple sold fewer than half a million iPhones in China in February

Monday March 09, 2020

The impact of the coronavirus outbreak has resulted in Apple selling 494,000 iPhones in China in February, around 60% fewer than in the same month in 2019.

'iPhone 12' testing delayed by Apple staff travel bans

Monday March 09, 2020

The production schedule for the 'iPhone 12' collection is allegedly being affected by COVID-19 in one more way, with Apple's self-imposed travel restrictions preventing its own engineers from performing tests on components for the 5G-equipped models.

Selected Apple Stores launch 'iPhone can do whaaaat?' display

Monday March 09, 2020

Apple has added an interactive wall of 20 iPhones to certain Stores, each phone showing a different feature of the hardware and of iOS.

'Apple Watch Series 6' may introduce blood oxygen detection, better ECG

Sunday March 08, 2020

New health-focused features and a new sensor suite may come to Apple Watch this fall, including blood oxygen detection and an improved ECG.

Apple product launches face months of delays over supply chain backlog

Sunday March 08, 2020

Multiple supply chain analysts suggest future iPhones may see release dates slip by as much as two months due to coronavirus concerns.

Apple is celebrating International Women's Day across its services

Sunday March 08, 2020

Apple is going all out for International Women's Day with curated content featured in Apple Music and Apple TV, and a new TV spot.

Ex-Apple tech support staffer stole billionaires' identities and more on the Apple crime blotter

Sunday March 08, 2020

Houston Rockets owner Tilma Fertitta's identity stolen by an Apple support tech, 55 stolen iPhones found in a car, the Citizen app's video reporting returns, and more from the Apple crime blotter.