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2019

Apple's new privacy page hammers home long-time focus

Wednesday November 06, 2019

Apple has updated its official privacy site with explanatory overviews of hot-button topics such as being tracked by your phone, and having messages intercepted. Plus it's added four white papers with technical details of its privacy elements.

FCC formally approves T-Mobile and Sprint merger

Wednesday November 06, 2019

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission on Tuesday formally approved a merger between T-Mobile and Sprint, the final regulatory step toward the creation of a new mobile carrier expected to rival an existing duopoly held by Verizon and AT&T.

Amazon's early Black Friday deals knock $300 off latest MacBook Pros

Tuesday November 05, 2019

After selling out at the discounted price yesterday, Amazon has reissued its $300 markdown on Apple's latest 15-inch MacBook Pro, bringing the price down to $2,099 while supplies last. Or pick up an upgraded Core i9 model for just $2,499, also $300 off for a limited time.

Apple decision to skip congressional hearing on China draws swift rebuke

Tuesday November 05, 2019

Apple and Chinese app TikTok failed to send representatives to a U.S. congressional hearing convened to delve into Chinese influence on the wider tech industry and consumer data, a move that drew swift condemnation from senators eager to draw ties between large firms and the Asian nation.

Apple ad agency Media Arts Lab cuts about 50 jobs as marketing plan 'evolves'

Tuesday November 05, 2019

Media Arts Lab, Apple's longtime advertising partner, this week axed about 50 employees as the company hews to the tech giant's evolving ad strategy, a report said on Tuesday.

AT&T to pay $60M in settlement of FTC data throttling case

Tuesday November 05, 2019

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission on Tuesday announced AT&T will pay out $60 million to settle a case alleging the carrier slowed down, or throttled, data transfer speeds of customers subscribed to unlimited plans.

Everything new in iOS 13.3 -- Changes and performance

Tuesday November 05, 2019

Following the launch of iOS 13.2 a week ago, Apple has once more started up the beta cycle with the first release of iOS 13.3 to developers. Here's an overview of what's new, and what Apple has changed this time around.

'iPhone SE 2' could sell up to 30M units in 2020, says Ming-Chi Kuo

Tuesday November 05, 2019

Apple is set to ship between 20 million and 30 million units of the 'iPhone SE 2' in calendar year 2020 following its launch, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicts, with the successor to the iPhone SE thought to be using a motherboard similar to the SLP version used in the iPhone 11.

Apple releases first betas for iOS 13.3, iPadOS 13.3, tvOS 13.3, watchOS 6.1.1

Tuesday November 05, 2019

Apple has restarted the beta process once more with builds of iOS 13.3, iPadOS 13.3, tvOS 13.3, and watchOS 6.1.1 now available for testing by developers.

Apple film 'Hala' trailer posted to Twitter

Tuesday November 05, 2019

The Apple TV+ drama "Hala" produced by Jada Pinkett Smith will reach theaters on Nov. 22 ahead of a streaming release on December 6.

Apple examining radical, transformable case design for iPhone and iPad

Tuesday November 05, 2019

A future version of the iPhone or iPad could use a radical new design of case, one that includes an outer ring that not only protects the mobile device but also holds other components and can be used as a kickstand.

Apple partnering with tech giants for big clean energy buy

Tuesday November 05, 2019

Apple, eBay, Samsung, and Sprint have joined forces to purchase clean power from a new wind farm owned and developed by Apex Clean Energy.

Light-up Apple car seats in 'Project Titan' could tell you to buckle up

Tuesday November 05, 2019

Apple is researching plans for a car lighting system revolving around embedding LEDs, lenses, and fiber-optics throughout the interior, potentially to tell passengers to put on their seatbelt at the start of a journey.

How Apple's dramatic rise in computing flipped an OS myth

Tuesday November 05, 2019

The history of personal computing is often told in terms of operating systems: the dramatic battle between IBM's DOS PC vs Apple's Macintosh; the emergence of fiefdoms of promising independents such as Amiga OS, NeXTSTEP and BeOS; and ultimately the crushing destruction of any PC OS competition under the homogenous, global and permanent rule of Microsoft's Windows platform. But these stories often resulted in inaccurate conclusions, because the OS platform wasn't the only important factor in picking winners and losers.

Apple's future headphones could convert into speakers & have better sound isolation

Tuesday November 05, 2019

Apple's audio endeavors are not limited to the AirPods and AirPods Pro, with the iPhone maker looking into how it can improve the audio experience for over-ear headphones by dampening low frequencies, as well as headphones that could double as portable speakers.

Microsoft giving Outlook for Mac better performance with a complete revamp

Tuesday November 05, 2019

Microsoft unveils a redesign of its Mac version of Microsoft Outlook including dropping the famous tool ribbon, adding faster syncing, and improving overall performance.

Bernie Sanders criticizes Apple's $2.5B California housing plan, says company helped create crisis

Monday November 04, 2019

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders had harsh words for Apple after the company announced plans to pledge $2.5 billion to fight California's housing crisis, saying the contribution is an effort to misdirect from the tech giant's tax encumbrances.

Apple TV+ boasts highest bitrate of any 4K streaming service, report says

Monday November 04, 2019

Industry watchers are taking a closer look at Apple TV+ following its release on Friday, with one report claiming the service offers the highest bitrates of any 4K streaming product.

Save up to $650 on Core i9 MacBook Pros, iMac 5K, MacBook Air w/ AppleCare

Monday November 04, 2019

It pays to be an AppleInsider reader leading up to Black Friday, because B&H Photo has just launched exclusive discounts on MacBook Pros, MacBook Airs and iMacs. Save up to $650 instantly on Apple devices with premium upgrades, such as additional memory and upgraded graphics. These limited-time markdowns end soon, so check out the savings today.

iPhone 11 Pro versus Pixel 4 - comparing the best smartphone cameras

Monday November 04, 2019

Both the iPhone 11 Pro and Pixel 4 have some great cameras packed in -- but which has the best smartphone camera of 2019? We pit them against one another to find out.