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2019

Cool Holdings plans purchase of Apple Premier Partner Simply Mac from GameStop

Friday May 10, 2019

Simply Mac, the largest Apple Premier Partner in the United States, is set to change hands this summer, after Cool Holdings revealed its plans to acquire all outstanding capital stock of the retailer from its parent company, GameStop.

Musician Jimmy Destri about iTunes, Spotify, Facebook, and Steve Jobs, on the AppleInsider Podcast

Friday May 10, 2019

This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, William is off, and Jimmy Destri of the band Blondie joins Victor to talk about iTunes, Facebook's responsibility, Apple News, Apple Car, and Steve Jobs stories.

Apple temporarily escapes new tariffs in escalating US-China trade war

Friday May 10, 2019

U.S. President Donald Trump made good on a trade war deadline on Friday, increasing tariffs on some Chinese imports. While Apple products have so far evaded impact, that may be short-lived.

Questionable report claims iPhone SE, iPhone 6, iPhone 5s won't support iOS 13

Friday May 10, 2019

The next major version of iOS won't work with the iPhone SE, the iPhone 6, nor older models, a supposed list of devices compatible with iOS 13 claims, but while two models of iPad apparently won't be supported with the release, the sixth generation iPod touch will receive the operating system update.

BMW owners unable to access CarPlay due to apparent subscription service outage

Thursday May 09, 2019

A number of BMW owners are unable to access Apple's CarPlay from their in-car infotainment systems after the German marque's ConnectedDrive subscription service suffered an outage early this week.

Rare Apple-1 hits auction block next week, estimated to fetch more than $600,000

Thursday May 09, 2019

An extremely rare Apple-1 computer is scheduled to go up for auction on May 16 as part of a special online-only sale from British auction house Christie's, which estimates the unit will sell for between 300,000 and 500,000 pounds ($378,000 to $630,000).

Apple Park's 'rainbow' designed by Jony Ive for celebration honoring Steve Jobs, campus opening

Thursday May 09, 2019

Rumors about a multi-arch rainbow structure adorning Apple Park's main "spaceship" building have circulated since the peculiar addition was spotted in a drone flyover on Wednesday. According to a report on Thursday, the rainbow is part of a stage designed by Jony Ive's design team for an upcoming special event.

Apple shipped 4.5M iPhone XRs in North America last quarter, estimates say

Thursday May 09, 2019

The iPhone XR was easily the most popular smartphone in North America during the March quarter, with shipments of about 4.5 million, according to Canalys research estimates.

Nike Training Club adds paid multi-week training programs, nutritional guidance

Thursday May 09, 2019

Nike has issued an update to the Nike Training Club app that adds a paid subscription option for the first time, with Premium membership offering trainer-led workout programs and nutritional guidance on top of its existing roster of free workouts.

Hands on: Atmotube Pro, an iPhone-connected portable air quality alert system

Thursday May 09, 2019

Atmotube Pro is a wearable, portable air quality monitor that connects to your iPhone, and sends out alerts to bad conditions in real time.

Last call: Apple's loaded 15-inch MacBook Pros drop to record low prices

Thursday May 09, 2019

Ends tonight! Exclusively at AppleInsider, readers can save $600 to $900 instantly on premium Mid 2018 15-inch MacBook Pros with loads of upgrades, including Core i9 processors and 32GB of RAM. Special financing incentives are also available, making it a great time to pick up the dad or grad in your life an awesome gift at the lowest prices ever.

macOS 10.15's Music app should retain core iTunes features

Thursday May 09, 2019

While Apple is expected to split iTunes into several apps in macOS 10.15, due sometime this fall, the new Music app will reportedly keep most of iTunes's associated functions.

Apple ranks as Ireland's biggest company thanks to funneled international income

Thursday May 09, 2019

Apple has claimed the top spot on an Irish Times list of the country's biggest companies in 2019, if largely because of its tax avoidance strategy.

Review: Brydge Pro Keyboard for iPad Pro beats Apple's offering in nearly every way

Thursday May 09, 2019

The Brydge Pro is a unique third-party keyboard for the iPad Pro that gives Apple's tablet the practical workability of a MacBook.

Eye dominance tracking could give Apple's VR and AR headsets an advantage

Thursday May 09, 2019

Apple's efforts to produce augmented reality or virtual reality devices could be improved by knowing which eye is dominant for the user, a piece of information that could help improve how eye detection systems work and make the overall experience better for the wearer.

Apple shares first official photos of Carnegie Library store in DC

Thursday May 09, 2019

Apple on Thursday previewed its Carnegie Library store in Washington, D.C., set to open on Saturday at 10 a.m., saying it will help the Library once again serve a public good despite much of it being turned into a private store.

60 percent of US gamers play on iPhones and other smartphones, industry group says

Thursday May 09, 2019

A majority of American adults play games, and of those, 60 percent spend some or all of their play time on smartphones, according to the industry's Entertainment Software Association.

Editorial: With sales falling backward, Google's Pixel 3a takes a desperate step into cheap commodity

Thursday May 09, 2019

When Google decided to stop rebranding its partners' Androids as Nexus models and launched its own Pixel phones three years ago, it targeted the camera as its best hope for standing out in a crowded, competitive smartphone market. That strategy failed in 2016, 2017, and in 2018. This year, Pixel 3 sales actually fell. Now, Google is back with a Nexus-priced phone in a market being devastated by even cheaper commodity.

Apple could make iPhone's TrueDepth camera cheaper using liquid crystal tech

Thursday May 09, 2019

Light-emitting elements on Apple devices like the flood illuminator and dot projectors of the iPhone's TrueDepth camera system could benefit from a new diffuser system in the future, one that could switch between different modes by using the same technology that drives liquid crystal displays.

China's smartphone market picking back up, says Apple supplier Dialog

Thursday May 09, 2019

The CEO of Apple power chip supplier Dialog Semiconductor sounded a positive note on the Chinese smartphone market on Thursday, though whether or not Apple will benefit remains to be seen.