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2020

Foxconn moving iPhone production to combat coronavirus production loss, says Ming-Chi Kuo

Sunday February 09, 2020

Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo sees significant uncertainty surrounding iPhone production in China because of the ongoing coronavirus, and has detailed what he is seeing so far at Apple assemblers Foxconn and Pegatron.

Local authorities aren't blocking Foxconn's production restart

Sunday February 09, 2020

The local authorities of Shenzhen have denied reports it is blocking Foxconn from reopening on February 10 over fears of spreading the coronavirus further, claiming it is still working with the Apple assembly partner on how to enable production to proceed while keeping workers safe.

How to clean your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch

Sunday February 09, 2020

You've spent a lot of money on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, and you don't take enough care of them. Here's how to clean them -- and, crucially, what you must not ever do.

Crime blotter: Postal bribery, Apple Store thefts, and gift card scams

Sunday February 09, 2020

A federal indictment for attempted postal bribery, stolen Apple devices in ecoATM recycling machines, a spate of Apple Store thefts, and other news about Apple-related crime.

This 8-core 16-inch MacBook Pro deal ends tonight

Saturday February 08, 2020

Apple's popular 16-inch MacBook Pro with a Core i9 processor and upgraded graphics is $300 off, but don't delay as the special deal ends tonight.

Why did Apple buy up another $20B in stock at record highs?

Saturday February 08, 2020

Since 2012, Apple has been buying back its shares at an extraordinary rate, often exceeding $10 billion-- and frequently approaching $20 billion-- per quarter. Now that its stock has doubled across the last year, why is it continuing to snap up shares?

Wacom defends itself against data harvesting accusations

Saturday February 08, 2020

Wacom has responded to allegations drivers for its tablet line are collecting data on its users and passing it on to Google, including the names of macOS applications being used, by claiming it has no access to personal data and what data it collects is anonymized before it is seen by the company.

Apple eyeing $399 'iPhone SE 2' launch in March

Saturday February 08, 2020

Apple is said to be ramping up production of a new low-cost iPhone model with a view to a launch in March, with the potential "iPhone SE 2" or "iPhone 9" anticipated to be sold at the same price as the original iPhone SE.

Authorities order Foxconn to keep Chinese facilities closed

Saturday February 08, 2020

Apple assembly partner Foxconn has been told by Chinese authorities it cannot open its production facilities in China due to the coronavirus outbreak, due to the "high risks" of infection determined following an inspection by public health experts.

Best MacBook Pro blowout deals: save up to $3,300 instantly

Friday February 07, 2020

Apple Authorized Resellers are clearing out MacBook Pro inventory ahead of Valentine's Day, and AppleInsider readers have first dibs on up to $3,300 in exclusive savings on premium 13-inch and 15-inch configurations.

Apple officially acquired NeXT 23 years ago, changing everything

Friday February 07, 2020

Most college students today have only known Apple as the fashionable, popular, commercially competent, and trend setting global technology giant it is today. However, 23 years ago Apple Computer, Inc. was struggling to survive while trying to sell Macs in a PC world centered around Microsoft Windows. Things began to change after Apple acquired NeXT in a surprise deal that was announced in the last week of 1996 and was completed on February 7, 1997.

Review: VocoLinc L3 SmartGlow Color Bulb packs a ton of features in at a fair price

Friday February 07, 2020

If you're looking for an attractively-priced, feature-packed HomeKit smart bulb for your home, the VocoLinc L3 SmartGlow Color Bulb should be on your short list.

All the best cases and covers for the AirPods Pro

Friday February 07, 2020

Everyone loves AirPods Pro and the best way to accessorize and protect the charging case is with an extra enclosure. We've rounded up the best cases available so far with options that will likely appeal to everyone.

Best Valentine's Day gift ideas for Apple lovers

Friday February 07, 2020

Valentine's Day 2020 is fast approaching, but there's still time to find the perfect gift for the Apple fan in your life. In this gift guide, we've rounded up our favorite picks with options for nearly every budget.

Apple applies for license to install new GPS testing facility at Apple Park

Friday February 07, 2020

Filings with the FCC request permission for a special license to install GPS equipment show that Apple is planning to increase its GPS testing. It's the first time Apple has requested such a license.

DHS skirting Supreme Court order by using purchased location data

Friday February 07, 2020

The Trump administration has bought access to a commercial database capable of mapping the movements of millions of cellphones and is now using it for immigration and border enforcement.

Apple Watch outsells all Swiss firms combined, plus a new fight over health records on the AppleInsider podcast

Friday February 07, 2020

This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, the Apple Watch sales now easily exceed those of every single Swiss watch company just as Jony Ive predicted years ago. Plus discussion about Apple's new OS betas, and how one health company is trying to stop Apple's plans over patient records.

Coronavirus forcing Apple to postpone February 10 China retail reopen [u]

Friday February 07, 2020

Apple's Deirdre O'Brien has written to Apple Store staff in China to explain the company's plans for reopening in China under the ongoing coronavirus threat, and how the date for reopening stores is still to be determined.

Foxconn telling iPhone assembly staff to stay home because of coronavirus

Friday February 07, 2020

Key Apple supplier Foxconn has told its Shenzhen staff not to return to work after the current and extended holiday just yet, because of continuing coronavirus concerns.

French fine Apple $27 million for battery patch that could slow down old iPhones

Friday February 07, 2020

Apple has been fined by the French government for its 2017 patch that could slow down iPhone 6, iPhone 7 and iPhone SE units that had a depleted battery, and for not informing users that it was doing so.