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2019

ICYMI: Wooden headphone stands, iPhone cases, iPad games, smart watches, and more

Saturday June 29, 2019

Each week we see many new products launch and it can be hard to keep track. Here in ICYMI we round up the best new hardware products that launched during the past week, some of which we've covered, and others we haven't. Here are this week's favorites.

Editorial: Jony Ive's departure opens up an opportunity for Apple to think differently

Saturday June 29, 2019

The news that Jony Ive is leaving his Chief Design Officer position at Apple has fueled predictable handwringing. But while Ive's three decades of work at Apple put him at the top of a short list of "the world's most famous product designers," the company isn't facing a "crisis of design," but rather an opportunity.

12 years of iPhone: Why Apple's first smartphone was far from a guaranteed success

Saturday June 29, 2019

Apple may never have been under as much pressure as it was in the months between unveiling the iPhone and shipping it to customers on June 29, 2007, exactly twelve years ago today.

Japan Display confirms $100M infusion from customer thought to be Apple

Friday June 28, 2019

Embattled smartphone screen manufacturer Japan Display Inc. on Friday said a consortium led by China's Harvest Group is on board to invest up to 80 billion yen ($743 million) on a bailout, $100 million of which will reportedly come from Apple.

Apple's iOS developer fees and charges again targeted by class action suit

Friday June 28, 2019

An iOS developer on Friday lodged a class action complaint against Apple over alleged antitrust violations, claiming the company abuses its monopoly power of the iOS market to set price minimums, charge app makers a $99 annual developer fee and levy an effective 30% tax on sales.

Apple looks to rejigger Apple News+ as publishers carp over low revenues, 'unfinished' product

Friday June 28, 2019

Apple is reportedly working to refine the structure of Apple News+ after a slower than expected launch, with some publishing executives complaining that the bundled subscription service is generating less revenue than promised.

White House mulls end-to-end encryption ban to aid law enforcement

Friday June 28, 2019

The Trump administration are looking into the possibility of banning encryption techniques that cannot be broken by law enforcement, a proposal that would weaken encryption as a whole for users and businesses, and could make messaging clients like Apple's iMessage stop using end-to-end encryption.

Deals: $300 off 2019 MacBook Pros, $250 off iPad Pros at Amazon

Friday June 28, 2019

Just in: more price drops. New weekend markdowns have gone live at Amazon, Best Buy and Target, with savings of up to $300 off Apple's new 2019 MacBook Pros, up to $250 off the latest iPad Pros and HomePods for just $199. These fresh price cuts deliver many of the lowest prices ever on current Apple products ahead of Prime Day 2019.

How Jony Ive's design passion made Apple what it is today

Friday June 28, 2019

Jony Ive led the team that built the iPhone, but he also personally designed and built some of Apple's greatest products -- and it's through those that we can see the man behind the designer.

Apple's new Mac Pro is being manufactured in China

Friday June 28, 2019

After six years of manufacturing the cylindrical Mac Pro in Texas, Apple has shifted production of the new Mac Pro abroad to China, even as trade tensions escalate between the U.S. and China.

Tim Cook praises Jony Ive's contributions in email to Apple staff

Friday June 28, 2019

An internal email from Apple CEO Tim Cook to Apple employees about the departure of chief design officer Jony Ive insists Apple will continue to benefit from the move, as well as emphasizing the change in the design team's management structure.

Who are Alan Dye and Evans Hankey, the design leads replacing Jony Ive?

Friday June 28, 2019

Following the announcement of Apple's chief design officer Jony Ive departing to his own independent design company later this year, design team leaders Evans Hankey and Alan Dye will gain more influence over how future Apple products are created. AppleInsider profiles the two design principals.

Editorial: Apple is neither doomed nor saved now that Jony Ive has moved on

Friday June 28, 2019

Jony Ive has left the building that he helped design. But, this won't change anything inside the walls, and isn't a net gain or loss for Apple itself.

Jony Ive leaves, future GPUs, & Apple's new ARM CPU architect on the AppleInsider Podcast

Friday June 28, 2019

This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, William and Victor talk about Jony Ive leaving Apple, the possible removal of the Lightning port from iPhone, and Apple taking on a new hire to work on ARM processors... maybe for Macs?

Jony Ive's departure reveals new details of Apple's car and TV plans

Friday June 28, 2019

As current and former Apple staff discuss Jony Ive's departure, new details are emerging about the company's previously secret work on a self-driving car, a television -- and just what happened when Ive famously one-upped Scott Forstall.

Sabih Khan promoted to Apple's senior vice president of operations

Thursday June 27, 2019

In a move late on Thursday afternoon, Apple announced that long-time executive Sabih Khan has been promoted to the company's executive team as senior vice president of operations.

Apple design chief Jony Ive to depart later this year, create new studio with Apple as client

Thursday June 27, 2019

After nearly three decades at Apple, with his fingerprints on iconic products from iMac to iPod to iPhone and Apple Park, chief design officer Sir Jony Ive plans to depart the company later this year to start a new creative firm called LoveFrom.

JCPenney resumes Apple Pay transactions after two-month hiatus

Thursday June 27, 2019

After pulling support for Apple Pay and other contactless payment products in April, JCPenney earlier in June reactivated the Apple service at its point-of-sale terminals, allowing customers to once again pay for clothes and other items with their iPhone and Apple Watch.

Apple highlights AirPods & wireless charging in new bouncy video

Thursday June 27, 2019

Apple as released a new video to its YouTube channel promoting AirPods, by featuring a man listening to music through the audio accessories and traveling through the air in an unusually bouncy city.

How iTunes went from simple to perplexing in 18 years

Thursday June 27, 2019

The app that made it so easy to play music on your Mac that it transformed the entire music industry is going away, but the legacy lives on. As Apple scraps the omnibus iTunes app and breaks it up into multiple parts, AppleInsider looks at what went so right -- and then so wrong.