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2019

How to block spam calls, texts, and social media messages on your iPhone

Friday April 05, 2019

You know how to use messaging and emails, and you use them to get things done, but far too many just want to sell you things or annoy you with them. Here's how to get persistent callers and emailers out of your hair so that you can get some work done.

Apple Music subscription reduced in India in response to Spotify and YouTube Music launches

Friday April 05, 2019

Apple has cut the cost of its Apple Music subscription in India, making the streaming service cheaper than the recently-launched rivals Spotify and YouTube Music to potential cash-strapped customers in the emerging market.

Qualcomm still wants to cooperate with Apple on a 5G iPhone

Friday April 05, 2019

If Apple indeed having its reported trouble securing a 5G modem for 2020 iPhones from Intel or other vendors, Qualcomm is standing by, the chipmaker's president said on Friday.

Comparing the iPhone camera, Apple's 'Underdogs,' Apple Card envy, and more on the AppleInsider Podcast

Friday April 05, 2019

This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, guest Vlad Savov joins Victor to talk about smartphone cameras, the immediate desire for Apple Card, and what's wrong with glorifying being overworked.

Samsung, Huawei getting close to iPhone, spending on camera hardware to get there

Friday April 05, 2019

Android smartphones focusing on improved displays and cameras haven't beaten the iPhone but are narrowing the gap, suggests analysts from Cowen, with main rivals Huawei and Samsung said to be considerably outspending Apple on the rear camera assembly in each of their flagship mobile devices.

Apple scraps plans for first Australian 'global flagship' store

Friday April 05, 2019

Apple has shelved plans to build its first global flagship retail store in Australia, as heritage authority officials effectively blocked development of the proposed Federation Square site by declining a demolition permit application.

Samsung expects 60 percent dip in operating profit for Q1, worst performance in 4 years

Friday April 05, 2019

Apple "frenemy" Samsung is expecting a bleak first quarter of 2019, with the company estimating operating income to come in down more than 60 percent on the year due to drooping memory chip prices and sluggish smartphone sales.

Apple's Tim Cook calls sports a 'great unifier' in call to ESPN

Thursday April 04, 2019

Apple CEO Tim Cook took a break from running the world's most valuable company on Thursday to call in to ESPN for quick chat about his alma mater Auburn University, whose basketball team is heading to the NCAA Final Four for the first time.

Apple ceases iOS 12.1.4 code signing following release of iOS 12.2

Thursday April 04, 2019

Following the March release of iOS 12.2, Apple on Thursday stopped signing code for iOS 12.1.4, ensuring iPhone, iPad and iPod touch owners are running the latest, most secure version of the operating system.

Apple hires senior Google AI scientist as director of machine learning

Thursday April 04, 2019

Apple recently poached Ian Goodfellow, a noted artificial intelligence expert, away from Google as part of efforts to build out a quickly growing team focused on the development of AI and machine learning technologies.

Amazon prepping Alexa-enabled AirPods rival for release in 2019

Thursday April 04, 2019

Amazon is reportedly creating an Alexa-enabled set of fully wireless earbuds that could pose competition for Apple's AirPods.

Winner of the AirPods giveaway announced [Kyle Y.]

Thursday April 04, 2019

AppleInsider would like to congratulate the winner of our latest giveaway, Kyle Y., who will receive a pair of Apple's brand-new AirPods with Wireless Charging Case.

Apple Card may reap $1.5 billion, be in top 10 card issuers by 2024

Thursday April 04, 2019

Apple Card may reap $1.5 billion in revenue and be in top 10 card issuers by 2024, resulting in a windfall not just for Goldman Sachs, but for the iPhone manufacturer as well, an HSBC analyst said in a Thursday memo.

How the Apple Card will assist in managing your finances

Thursday April 04, 2019

Whenever you open your Wallet app to buy something with Apple Card, you get a huge amount of detail about all your spending -- plus controls for managing it. As much as the increased security, this is why you should get Apple Card.

App Store revenue still stable, with Chinese gaming revenue remaining a highlight

Thursday April 04, 2019

The App Store is continuing to be a stable source of Services revenue for Apple, Morgan Stanley analysts claim, with revenue from the digital storefront up 15 percent year-on-year on the back of Chinese gaming revenue, but entertainment-related apps are apparently worth monitoring for a potential downturn.

Hands-on with Apple's new Core i9 iMac 5K with Vega graphics: benchmarks and first impressions

Thursday April 04, 2019

Now that we have a new line of iMacs, we've upgraded the 27-inch iMac 5K with the 8-core i9 Intel processor and the Radeon Pro Vega 48 graphics for ultimate performance. Our first impressions with this new machine are very promising, so let's check out the benchmarks that back them up.

Amazon plans over 3000 'Project Kuiper' satellites to spread global broadband

Thursday April 04, 2019

Amazon on Thursday revealed "Project Kuiper," an attempt to put thousands of satellites into low Earth orbit for worldwide internet access.

Apple suggests use of a Mac enclosure that will swell when needed to increase airflow

Thursday April 04, 2019

Apple's thin MacBooks and iOS devices could have sections of their enclosures that automatically expand in the future, as a measure to help prevent components from being damaged by overheating through high usage, or to prevent damage from the movement of parts.

Amazon drops Apple's 2018 MacBook Pro to $1,599, plus discounts on AirPods and iPads

Thursday April 04, 2019

Back by popular demand, Amazon is knocking $200 off Apple's current 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar and up to $300 off Apple's latest 15-inch MacBook Pro. Meanwhile, first-gen AirPods are $12 off and 9.7-inch iPads are still in stock at $100 off.

Apple Music comes to Amazon's Echo & Fire devices in the UK and Ireland

Thursday April 04, 2019

Following up on a U.S. launch, Amazon has opened Apple Music streaming to U.K. and Irish owners of its Alexa-enabled Echo and Fire devices.