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2019

US Supreme Court greenlights lawsuit over App Store monopoly

Monday May 13, 2019

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday voted 5 to 4 to allow an antitrust lawsuit against Apple to proceed, one accusing the company of maintaining a monopoly on iOS apps via the App Store.

Newest iPhone XR ad promises that 'you'll lose power before it will'

Monday May 13, 2019

Apple this weekend released a new ad for the iPhone XR, "Up Late," this time using battery life as its key selling point.

Apple's iPhone screen supplier Japan Display's $729M bailout delayed

Monday May 13, 2019

A bailout of up to 80 billion yen ($729.3 million) destined for Apple supply chain partner Japan Display has been put on hold, after the Chinese-Taiwanese investment group declared they want to reexamine the potential the deal could provide in returns to the funds.

Alleged 'iPhone XI,' 'XI Max,' 'XE' case molds surface with square camera bumps

Monday May 13, 2019

The rumor Apple will be incorporating a square camera bump into the designs of the 2019 iPhones has been given more fuel, after a photograph surfaced allegedly showing a set of three molds for the rear glass casing, complete with sections for the raised bump.

Hands on: Procreate Pocket 3 brings art app's iPad features to iPhone

Monday May 13, 2019

The iPhone version of illustration and art app Procreate adds typography features, animated GIFs plus warping and distortion tools. There's also the iPad version's QuickMenu feature that means you spend less time tapping on controls.

New photos show 'beta' Apple Card with NFC-enabled packaging

Sunday May 12, 2019

Newly-published photos are said to show one of the first physical Apple Cards, including its special packaging for quick iPhone pairing.

Editorial: Can Apple News+ kill 'fake news' and save journalism?

Sunday May 12, 2019

Apple's News+ subscription service threatens to kill the open web's surveillance advertising clickbait model of fake news engagement to save journalism. Why would Apple want or care to do that? Here's a look.

Comparing Apple's iPhone XR versus Google's Pixel 3a XL

Sunday May 12, 2019

Google I/O 2019 saw Google introduce a pair of mid-range Android-based smartphones, the Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL. We wanted to compare it to Apple's more affordable iPhone XR, and see how well Google's newest mid-range device can compete with Apple's iPhone XR.

iPhone in plant catches accused predator, SWAT team busts iPhone thieves on the Apple crime blotter

Sunday May 12, 2019

Apple Store thefts lead to police car crash, a SWAT team raid, and famous rapper smashes an iPhone while another has his stolen while he's in jail, all on the Apple crime roundup.

Tim Cook inaugurates Apple Carnegie Library with help from DC's mayor

Saturday May 11, 2019

Apple drew special attention to the launch of its Carnegie Library store in D.C. on Saturday, bringing not just CEO Tim Cook but retail head Deirdre O'Brien, marketing chief Phil Schiller, and the city's mayor, Muriel Bowser.

Apple to add green and lavender to next-gen iPhone XR color palette, report says

Friday May 10, 2019

A report out of Asia on Saturday claims Apple's next-generation 6.1-inch LCD iPhone model, slated to succeed the current iPhone XR, will come in six color options including new green and lavender hues.

Apple's latest iPhone privacy ad touts iMessage encryption

Friday May 10, 2019

Apple on Friday published a third installment to an ad series focusing on iPhone privacy, with the latest commercial throwing a spotlight on the company's end-to-end encrypted iMessage platform.

Group FaceTime iOS 12.1 eavesdropping bug lawsuit is dismissed

Friday May 10, 2019

A U.S. District Court in Houston has granted Apple's request to dismiss a lawsuit over a Group FaceTime bug in iOS 12.1, which at launch allowed third parties to eavesdrop on conversations.

Belkin BoostUp Power Bank 2K for Apple Watch offers up to 63 hours of charge

Friday May 10, 2019

Belkin has added a new portable recharger to its BoostUp power accessory lineup, with the BoostUp Power Bank 2K for Apple Watch offering a way to top up the charge for the wearable device without requiring the use of Apple's own magnetic charger.

How to make HomeKit work for you automatically with scenes and automations

Friday May 10, 2019

Yes, you can use your iPhone to turn on your bedroom light. But you could also have that light turn itself on at your bedtime -- and only in the winter, only when you're in the house. There is so much that HomeKit can do for you automatically, it just takes some planning.

These Mother's Day deals deliver the lowest prices on AirPods, iPads, Apple Watches & MacBook Pros

Friday May 10, 2019

Mother's Day weekend deals are going on now with significant savings on Apple devices, from 2019 AirPods down to $139 to $900 off current MacBook Pros. Plus, grab the year's lowest prices on Apple Watches, iPad Pros and more.

Review: Libratone Zipp 2 and Zipp Mini 2 are our favorite multi-purpose AirPlay 2 speakers

Friday May 10, 2019

Libratone is back with a fresh update to its line of sleek wireless speakers, the Zipp 2 and Zipp Mini 2, which boast upgraded internals, longer battery life and AirPlay 2 integration.

Apple releases sixth developer beta of iOS 12.3 to developers for testing [u]

Friday May 10, 2019

Apple has moved on to its sixth round of betas for this current generation, issuing a new build of just iOS 12.3 to developers to try out on their devices, with the single beta build possibly a sign a full public release is imminent.

How to get more from the Finder's windows and its hidden power features

Friday May 10, 2019

It's the first thing you see when you switch on your Mac -- but then you might not look at it again for the rest of the day. Yet if you take some time to see what the Finder can do for you just in its regular windows and it'll become a tool instead of simply where you keep that pretty wallpaper.

Chinese iPhone decline slowed in April, buoyed by local smartphone demand

Friday May 10, 2019

The decline of Chinese iPhone sales slowed in the month of April, UBS said in a Friday investor memo, but that may have been because of improvements in overall smartphone demand in the country.