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2019

Apple avoids iPhone import ban as ITC rejects Qualcomm patent infringement claims [u]

Tuesday March 26, 2019

The U.S. International Trade Commission in a final determination on Tuesday nullified Qualcomm's bid for an iPhone import ban, finding a leveraged patent covering power efficiency technology to be invalid.

Apple profiles dance choreographer Hope Boykin to promote AirPods

Tuesday March 26, 2019

Apple on Tuesday published a marketing profile of New York-based dance choreographer Hope Boykin, looking to sell AirPods as more than a convenient pair of wireless earbuds.

US FTC orders Comcast, Google, AT&T & others to share full details on data collection practices

Tuesday March 26, 2019

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission on Tuesday issued letters to several major internet service providers like AT&T and Comcast, ordering them all to detail their respective data collection practices.

Giveaway: Enter to win a free pair of Apple AirPods 2 with Wireless Charging Case

Tuesday March 26, 2019

It's giveaway time! This week, we're giving away a free pair of Apple's brand-new AirPods with Wireless Charging Case to one lucky reader. Enter today for your chance to win this hot accessory that's valued at $199.

Here are the best case options to fit Apple's new 2019 iPad mini

Tuesday March 26, 2019

Apple has a penchant for showing people using "naked" iPads in ads, but we all know the truth -- you need some sort of case if your iPad's going anywhere outside the home or office. These are some of the better case options for the 2019 iPad mini, whether available now or shipping in the near future.

ITC judge recommends partial iPhone ban in Qualcomm patent fight

Tuesday March 26, 2019

A U.S. ITC judge has made the recommendation that Qualcomm is granted its request for an import bank against Apple in the ongoing legal wrangling between the two tech giants, with the ban potentially preventing some models of iPhone from being imported into the United States.

Shortcuts 2.2 update adds Notes app and number extraction automations

Tuesday March 26, 2019

Apple has updated its Shortcuts app, adding more functions to the automation tool that can create and update items in the Notes app, as well as helping improve responses for travel time requests and to pull numbers from a block of text, among other improvements.

Hands on with Apple News+ -- Is it worth the monthly fee?

Tuesday March 26, 2019

AppleInsider takes you in-depth with the new Apple News+ subscription service to show you how works with both free and paid content on the iPhone, iPad, or Mac-- and whether or not it is worth subscribing to.

Roku CEO says Apple TV+ needs to be on rival platforms for growth & success

Tuesday March 26, 2019

Apple has to push its Apple TV+ service onto platforms outside of its ecosystem in order to gain a large-enough audience to be worthwhile, comments by Roku CEO Anthony Wood suggests, with the decision to offer an app for smart TVs and rival streaming platforms a way for Apple to work around the Apple TV set-top box's small market share.

Wide spread of Apple's new services & attractiveness to iPhone install base appeal to Morgan Stanley, Bernstein

Tuesday March 26, 2019

In contrast with some others, analysts at Bernstein and Morgan Stanley have declared that Apple is in a prime position to leverage its install base, and attract massive amounts of paid subscriptions with Apple News+, Apple Arcade, and Apple TV+.

Review: Apple's new AirPods are a first-class update to an already superb product

Tuesday March 26, 2019

Apple's updated AirPods are now arriving in people's hands, and they bring wireless charging -- if you pay extra for it -- as well as improved sound and hands-free "Hey, Siri."

Apple Card partner Goldman Sachs says Apple's new video, game & news services will have 'small' impact

Tuesday March 26, 2019

Analysts from Goldman Sachs and Oppenheimer are expressing skepticism about the services Apple announced on Monday, even though the former is a partner on the Apple Card.

Apple Card, Apple News+, Apple Arcade, and Apple TV+ on the AppleInsider Podcast

Tuesday March 26, 2019

On this special episode of the AppleInsider Podcast, Daniel Eran Dilger joins us from Cupertino to talk about the announcements made at Apple's Services-centric March 25th event, where Apple News+, Apple Card, Apple Arcade, and Apple TV+ were all on display.

Apple Services privacy praised, but lack of detail on new offerings confounding analysts

Tuesday March 26, 2019

More analysts have passed judgment on the new services Apple launched during Monday's "It's show time" event, with Macquarie and UBS both highlighting the relative lack of surprises from what was speculated in the time before the event took place.

The Apple Music app has been installed on 40 million Android devices

Tuesday March 26, 2019

Though extremely Apple-centric, Apple Music has been installed by over 40 million Android users worldwide, new research estimates suggest.

Editorial: Apple is playing the long game with Apple TV+ & Apple Arcade as it always does

Tuesday March 26, 2019

The new Apple News+ service has landed for us all, but we've only had a sneak peek at Apple TV+, Apple TV Channels, and Apple Arcade. Apple's March 25 event came with almost no detail on what didn't launch immediately, but the company has proven that it can literally afford to keep us waiting like it has before, because it has a plan and the wherewithal to wait out the slings and arrows.

Apple exploring car sunroof system with myriad user-customizable configuration options

Tuesday March 26, 2019

Apple is still coming up with new design ideas it could incorporate into a self-produced vehicle, despite the seemingly self-driving nature of "Project Titan" in its current state, by creating a version of a car sunroof that offers a considerable number of position combinations compared to currently-used sunroof designs.

Samsung warns of revenue shortfall due to 'weakening overall demand' for smartphones & components

Tuesday March 26, 2019

Chief Apple rival Samsung Electronics on Tuesday warned investors that it would report disappointing results for the March quarter, foremost blaming "weakening overall demand."

Random Apple News+ crash issue fixed by Apple [u]

Tuesday March 26, 2019

Less than a day after launch, and following a wide rollout of iOS 12.2 and macOS 10.14.4, some Apple News users and Apple News+ subscribers were seeing some crashes at launch on Tuesday morning, which now appears to have been fixed server-side.

Two Austrian banks say Apple Pay is at last 'coming soon'

Tuesday March 26, 2019

Over four years since it launched in the U.S., Apple Pay is finally on its way to Austria, two banks announced on Tuesday.