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2019

Review: AirPulse A100 Bluetooth speakers put Hi-Fi sound into a smaller footprint

Friday March 15, 2019

After listening to sub-par audio, it is time to upgrade your speakers. The AirPulse A100 powered speakers are a beautiful and wonderful sounding option.

Apple sold 35 million AirPods in 2018, currently most popular 'hearable' brand

Friday March 15, 2019

Apple sold around 35 million AirPods during 2018, Counterpoint Research estimated on Friday, adding that the company represents the most popular "hearable" brand in the U.S. at the moment.

From Animoji to TestFlight: Apple's four WWDC images are bursting with app icons

Friday March 15, 2019

There isn't just one announcement image of the dates for WWDC 2019, there are four. AppleInsider examines what apps make the cut for all four images -- and whether they're a clue to what this year's gathering will focus on.

Google Translate support added to iOS Gboard two years after Android version

Friday March 15, 2019

Google has updated Gboard, its third-party keyboard for iOS, adding the ability to take advantage of Google Translate to write text in another language directly from the keyboard itself, without requiring users to access the separate Google Translate app or the website version.

Apple building team to put movies & shows in front of Oscar & Emmy voters

Friday March 15, 2019

Despite having yet to air anything qualifying, Apple is reportedly recruiting strategists to get its movies and TV shows in front of awards voters, such as those for the Emmys and Oscars.

Spotify's App Store complaint, Apple's India approach, and analysts try predicting the future on the AppleInsider podcast

Friday March 15, 2019

This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, Spotify wants to change the App Store rules for everybody. Victor and William break the saga down, and then examine just what Spotify is really trying to achieve.

2019 iPhone again predicted to have square camera bump, triple-lens configuration

Friday March 15, 2019

The rumored triple-camera configuration of the 2019 iPhones will have the lenses in close proximity to each other in a square camera bump, according to a report citing Chinese suppliers, with the claim corroborating mockups of the supposed mobile devices that surfaced in January.

Apple says Spotify 'wants all the benefits of a free app without being free'

Friday March 15, 2019

Apple late Thursday issued a statement responding to, and refuting, anti-competition claims leveled by Spotify this week, a rare move for the tech giant who typically refuses to publicly engage competitors lobbing legal accusations.

Qualcomm out billions of dollars as Apple wins summary judgment in breach of contract lawsuit

Thursday March 14, 2019

In a determination delivered by a California federal court on Thursday, Qualcomm was found to have no grounds for the clawback of funds dispensed to Apple under an incentive payments agreement, nor relief of payments withheld, meaning the chipmaker is out billions of dollars.

Chinese iPhone demand 'recovering' as supply chain stabilizes, analyst says

Thursday March 14, 2019

Chinese iPhone demand is "recovering" thanks to price cuts, Morgan Stanley analyst Katy Huberty said on Thursday, conflicting with the views of some other analysts.

'Privacy. That's iPhone' ad campaign launches, highlights Apple's stance on user protection

Thursday March 14, 2019

The new Apple "Privacy. That's iPhone" ad campaign has debuted, reiterating the company's stance on user privacy and protections in hardware and software.

Back by popular demand: Funcl's $49 AI wireless earbuds are a budget-friendly alternative to Apple AirPods

Thursday March 14, 2019

Back for a limited time only, AppleInsider readers can pick up Funcl's AI wireless earphones for just $49 with coupon, matching the lowest price we've seen to date. These portable Bluetooth headphones are a great budget-friendly alternative to Apple's $159 AirPods -- and right now they're in stock and ready to ship at Amazon.

Artists claim Apple pays in goods instead of cash for Today at Apple sessions

Thursday March 14, 2019

Apple has come under fire for failing to pay artists taking part in the Apple Store's Today at Apple sessions in San Francisco, after it was discovered participants were offered a free Apple product instead of receiving an appearance fee from the retail outlet.

'Star Wars' set the stage for Apple's streaming video service two decades ago

Thursday March 14, 2019

As we wait for Apple to announce its new streaming video service, AppleInsider takes a look back to when it was the company's QuickTime software that brought "Star Wars" to the web audience -- and forever changed how we watched video online.

Review: Fibaro's HomeKit water sensor is a must as flood-season approaches

Thursday March 14, 2019

The Fibaro Flood Sensor is a great HomeKit-compatible way to monitor your home for leaking water, but Bluetooth connection may be too limited for some.

Apple adds Vega-equipped 15-inch MacBook Pros to refurb store, but there may be better deals elsewhere

Thursday March 14, 2019

Apple on Thursday brought 15-inch MacBook Pros with AMD's Radeon Pro Vega graphics to its refurb store, though you may be able find better discounts at third-party retailers.

New limits on free Dropbox accounts are a problem if you have more than three devices

Thursday March 14, 2019

Dropbox has quietly started to apply limits to the number of devices that could be connected to a basic account to encourage upgrades to the paid version, with users of the free tier now only able to access the cloud storage service on a maximum of three devices.

Apple's self-driving cars could automatically take pictures of points of interest for drivers

Thursday March 14, 2019

Apple is continuing to work on areas of car design and self-driving vehicle systems as part of "Project Titan," including how to improve a car's ability to detect its immediate surroundings using sensors, and to automatically determine nearby points of interest that other car systems need to know about.

Apple's iCloud services suffer outage for some users [u: resolved]

Thursday March 14, 2019

A number of Apple's cloud services are experiencing an outage, with the iPhone maker acknowledging the existence of issues affecting some users of News, Photos, Find My iPhone, and various key iCloud functions.

Ikea delays HomeKit-compatible Smart Shades until later in 2019

Thursday March 14, 2019

Ikea on Thursday said that it's delaying both the U.S. and European launches of its Apple HomeKit-ready Smart Shades, anticipated for bringing that type of smarthome accessory within a realistic price point.