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2019

Apple is evaluating new keyboard mechanisms to make thinner MacBooks

Tuesday September 24, 2019

Future MacBooks could be made even thinner by using a slimmer keyboard, by switching out the butterfly mechanism for one where the keys are positioned much closer to the circuit board, reducing the amount of travel and materials required to register a key press and to actuate.

Hollywood studios hit by Avid shutdowns on Mac Pro [u]

Tuesday September 24, 2019

An unknown problem is reportedly making cylindrical Mac Pro workstations running the Avid video editing suite to "slowly crash" and then not boot back up.

Apple to raise App Store pricing in Japan due to tax change

Monday September 23, 2019

Apple on Monday notified developers that App Store pricing will increase in Japan this October due to a tax code update, changes that impact individual app sales and in-app purchases.

Apple Arcade for Apple TV goes live in tvOS 13 beta GM

Monday September 23, 2019

Ahead of an official launch slated for the end of September, Apple's new Apple Arcade gaming service went live on Monday for Apple TV units running the company's tvOS 13 beta golden master build.

Apple celebrates launch of Apple Music lyrics with celebrity video series, new playlists

Monday September 23, 2019

To commemorate the launch of Apple's Music's live lyrics playback feature, Apple on Monday posted a landing page featuring special video interviews with popular artists, as well as a new "Modern Masters" series and expansions to curated "Essentials" playlists.

Apple's TestFlight app updated with Dark Mode support

Monday September 23, 2019

Following the release of iOS 13 last week, Apple on Monday updated its TestFlight beta testing app for iOS with support for Dark Mode, a minor feature addition that goes a long way toward providing a more integrated app experience.

iPhone 11 review - the iPhone Apple is trying to sell to everybody

Monday September 23, 2019

Apple has repeated its approach from 2018 for the September iPhone refresh, and just like last year there are three models. Apple's iPhone 11 has much of what makes the iPhone 11 Pro great for less than what the iPhone XR cost, and is very clearly the device that Apple wants people to buy.

Amazon's AirPods competitor may include fitness-tracking features

Monday September 23, 2019

Amazon's rival to Apple's AirPods will include fitness-tracking capabilities, a report claims, with the online retail giant's audio accessories set to be accompanied by a new audio-focused Echo that includes a woofer for better sound quality.

Ex-Workflow employee publishes library of 150 Siri Shortcuts

Monday September 23, 2019

An employee of Siri Shortcuts progenitor Workflow has shared a collection of over 150 Siri Shortcuts for people to use, providing a way for iOS users to get more out of the virtual assistant's automation toolkit.

iPhone 11 Pro Max screen secures 'highest ever A+ grade' in lab testing

Monday September 23, 2019

The iPhone 11 Pro Max has the best smartphone display available in a mobile device, DisplayMate has declared following lab testing of the OLED display.

First developer beta of watchOS 6.1, ninth macOS Catalina beta now available [u]

Monday September 23, 2019

In the continuing beta testing of Apple's latest and greatest operating systems, the company has made available the first developer test version of watchOS 6.1, and the ninth beta of macOS Catalina.

iPhone 11 is an iPhone XR update with some iPhone 11 Pro tech, says teardown

Monday September 23, 2019

Apple's new iPhone 11 has a a double-decker logic board and two rear cameras inside what is effectively a similar design to the 2018 iPhone XR, though there is little evidence of bilateral wireless charging.

iPhone 11 giveaway: Enter to win Apple's new iPhone, plus $50 case coupons

Monday September 23, 2019

We're giving away another iPhone 11! AppleInsider readers this week can enter to win a new iPhone 11 in the gorgeous mint green color. Plus, four additional winners will receive $50 coupons valid on cases at Velvet Caviar. Enter today for your chance to win.

Hands on with the black Hermes Apple Watch Series 5

Monday September 23, 2019

Hands on with the new space black Hermes Apple Watch Series 5 -- a new premium option with a dark appearance, and a higher price tag too.

Apple is building the new Mac Pro in Texas

Monday September 23, 2019

Apple has announced that the new Mac Pro is going to be manufactured in the same Austin, Texas plant as the previous model, following tariff exemptions just granted for certain components.

Disney now accepting pre-orders for Disney+ streaming service

Monday September 23, 2019

Disney has begun taking preorders for their new streaming service, Disney+, which gives users access to Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and National Geographic content, all from one service.

Trailers for Apple TV+ thrillers 'Truth be Told' and 'Servant' now available

Monday September 23, 2019

Trailers for two new Apple TV+ thrillers "Truth be Told" and "Servant" were aired during last nights Emmy Awards, giving viewers a sneak peek at two new shows Apple has to offer.

Bearish Apple analyst continues trend of bashing iPhone sales

Monday September 23, 2019

Continually bearish analysis from Rosenblatt Securities paints Apple as a company that disappoints with its latest iPhone launch, and is predicting low sales for the iPhone 11 and Pro models versus the 2018 releases, along with expressing concerns over sales momentum.

'The Water Dancer' by Ta-Nehisi Coates is Oprah Winfrey's first Apple TV+ book club selection

Monday September 23, 2019

Apple and Oprah Winfrey are launching a combined effort in the Apple Books store to supplement Winfrey's Apple TV+ series, and is starting it with "The Water Dancer" by Ta-Nehisi Coates.

How to use Screen Time to control your Mac and iOS use

Sunday September 22, 2019

Whether it's for your curiosity, your health or for working out exactly how much to bill your clients, it's much better to know what exactly you do on your Macs and iOS devices. Screen Time will do exactly that -- and there are alternatives that do it better.