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2019

Weekend deal roundup: Apple Watch 5, iPads, Macs up to $700 off

Saturday September 21, 2019

Weekend Apple deals are delivering cash savings on everything from the Apple Watch Series 5 to Vega MacBook Pros and iMacs. Many of the markdowns at top Apple Authorized Resellers are in addition to bonus perks, such as free expedited shipping and no interest financing offers.

Camera comparison: iPhone 11 versus iPhone 11 Pro

Saturday September 21, 2019

The differences between the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro's camera systems are less than we're used to in previous models, but there are still differences that are worth investigating. We took to a pair of iPhones out into the world to see how they really stack up against each other.

How to force restart your iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, or iPhone 11 Pro Max

Saturday September 21, 2019

The steps you need to take to force restart your iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro or iPhone 11 Pro Max are different if you're used to an iPhone with a Home button. Here's how to do it.

Patent troll using 2018 patent to sue Apple over 2014 Shortcuts technology

Saturday September 21, 2019

Aftechmobile claims that with the design, implementation and use of the Shortcuts app, Apple infringes its patents regarding mobile application development software -- but it appears to be using a patent that was filed for and issued after Apple's first use of the technology.

Apple sued over AirPods recharging & connectivity patents

Saturday September 21, 2019

Handsfree headphone maker Pinn claims that AirPods knowingly infringe multiple patents do with operation, recharging in a case, use of a smart phone, and how they connect to a host device.

US government grants Apple requests for Mac Pro tariff relief

Friday September 20, 2019

The U.S. Trade Representative's office on Friday lifted tariffs levied on certain computer parts imported from China, a move that also granted in part Apple's request for a reprieve on Mac Pro parts.

Contradictory iPhone 11 Pro drop tests reveal easily breakable/highly durable glass

Friday September 20, 2019

A pair of drop tests conducted hours after iPhone 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max launched on Friday reveal very different results concerning handset durability, with one evaluation seeing the 5.8-inch version's front glass crack from about three feet off the ground.

iPhone 11 Pro review - Buy for the better camera, stay for the battery life

Friday September 20, 2019

Before the release of iPhone 11 Pro, Apple took a lot of heat for what was predicted to be a very minor iteration over last year's iPhone XS. What was actually delivered is anything but inconsequential.

iPhone 11 Pro Max hardware points to latent bilateral charging functionality [u]

Friday September 20, 2019

In its obligatory launch day teardown of iPhone 11 Pro Max on Friday, repair expert iFixit discovered two connectors leading to the handset's battery, a new hardware configuration that could support claims of a deactivated bilateral wireless charging feature.

How to move Google Authenticator to your new iPhone

Friday September 20, 2019

If you're upgrading to a new iPhone from an old one, or from an Android device, then you need to take steps to make sure that Google Authenticator continues to work as you'd expect.

'iPhone 11 Pro Behind the Scenes' video showcases the three cameras

Friday September 20, 2019

Apple has uploaded a new video titled 'iPhone 11 Pro Behind the Scenes -- First look at the new triple-camera system' to YouTube, showing users how the three lenses work at the same distance.

Apple releases tvOS 13 GM seed to developers for testing

Friday September 20, 2019

Apple is getting closer to releasing tvOS 13 to the public, with the provision of the gold master version of the operating system to developers for testing indicating it is nearing showtime.

Apple's 12-inch MacBook on sale for $899 (limited supply)

Friday September 20, 2019

Apple Authorized Reseller Adorama has issued a $400 price cut on its remaining 12-inch MacBook inventory, bringing the standard model down to $899. With limited supply available, this deal may sell out at any time.

A first hand look at the best features of Apple Watch Series 5

Friday September 20, 2019

Apple Watch Series 5 is the latest wearable in Apple's lineup and it is more feature-packed than ever. We got our hands on the newest models to break down the best new features.

Audio Sharing in iOS 13 will work with more Beats headwear

Friday September 20, 2019

Audio Sharing, a feature of iOS 13.1 enabling users to share music between two pairs of AirPods, will work with more audio accessories when it is released next week, starting with an expansion into Beats' wireless headphone range.

Deal alert: Apple Watch Series 5 in stock now and up to $50 off

Friday September 20, 2019

B&H Photo is now shipping Apple Watch Series 5 models, with many styles in stock now with free expedited shipping and savings of up to $50 off.

References in iOS 13.1 point to Smart Battery Cases for iPhone 11, Pro

Friday September 20, 2019

Apple is planning to bring out a new version of its Smart Battery Case for the 2019 iPhone lineup, with updated versions thought to be on the way for the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max.

Tim Cook opens doors at Apple's Fifth Avenue flagship store [u]

Friday September 20, 2019

After two years of renovation, Apple's New York City flagship location has reopened, and CEO Tim Cook was on site to open the doors and help welcome in crowds for the launch of the iPhone 11 at the bigger and better retail outlet.

iOS 13 is out and exactly how good these iPhone cameras are, on the AppleInsider Podcast

Friday September 20, 2019

This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, Victor and special guest Charlie Chapman talk about the release of iOS 13, 13.1 betas, and the whole strange saga of this beta season. (Don't install iOS 13.0 unless you have a Series 5 Apple Watch.) We also talk about whether Disney and Apple could really have merged under Steve Jobs.

Demand for iPhone 11 outpacing supply chain expectations

Friday September 20, 2019

The increase in lead times for the iPhone 11 suggests demand for the new iPhone models is higher than the supply chain anticipated, according to JP Morgan, with the lead time growth for the value-based model seemingly indicating consumers are not focusing their purchases on the higher-end models as was previously predicted.