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2019

Spotify iOS beta gains ability to make Siri music requests

Friday September 27, 2019

Subscribers of Spotify will soon be able to ask Siri to play music using the iOS app, with the music streaming service testing out the function in the beta version of its app ahead of a release to the public.

Seventh-generation iPad teardown reveals 3GB RAM, same battery

Friday September 27, 2019

The seventh-generation iPad has 3 gigabytes of memory, a teardown of the latest model of the tablet reveals, but despite being physically larger than its predecessor to accommodate the larger 10.2-inch display, the iPad uses the same-capacity battery as the previous version.

Apple's U1 chip, 2020 iPhone, iOS 13.1, plus Izotope's John Wyner on the AppleInsider Podcast

Friday September 27, 2019

This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, Victor and William talk about the release of iOS 13, 13.1, and how Amazon and Apple are both working on hyper-local protocols for home automation. Plus Victor interviews John Wyner of Izotope about audio production.

DoorDash confirms 4.9M accounts accessed in major server breach

Friday September 27, 2019

Food delivery app DoorDash has become the latest company to admit there has been a security breach of its servers, with the personal details of almost 5 million app users including names and addresses accessed by an attacker in May 2019.

Apple plots theatrical releases of Apple TV+ films before streaming release

Friday September 27, 2019

Apple will be making some of the movies it commissions for Apple TV+ available to view at cinemas, a report claims, with the streaming service seemingly following in the footsteps of rivals Amazon and Netflix by pushing for a theatrical release of its films.

Apple TV+ will struggle to meet European quotas for local content at launch

Friday September 27, 2019

All streaming service providers entering Europe must include at least 30% locally-produced video by the end of 2020, and neither Apple TV+ nor Disney+ are currently close to that figure.

Apple website hints macOS Catalina to launch on Oct. 4

Thursday September 26, 2019

Apple has not publicly announced a release date for macOS Catalina, but the company's regional website serving Denmark suggests the next-generation operating system will be available next week.

Deals: $350 off 512GB 15-inch MacBook Pro; $150 off iPad mini 4

Thursday September 26, 2019

Apple Authorized Reseller Adorama is offering AI readers exclusive coupon savings on Apple's upgraded 2019 15-inch MacBook Pro, along with remaining 128GB iPad mini 4 tablets equipped with Wi-Fi + Cellular functionality.

How to use Apple's Low Data Mode in iOS 13, and what you get

Thursday September 26, 2019

Apple has introduced a new feature with iOS 13 that optionally saves you data usage by cutting down on network activity.

GarageBand for iOS adds external drive support, 'Skyline Heat' sound pack

Thursday September 26, 2019

Apple has issued an update for GarageBand on iOS, adding support for external media sources to the music production tool, along with the addition of a new 'Skyline Heat' sound pack, Dark Mode, and other improvements.

iPhone 11 & iPhone 11 Pro sales strong in US, longer wait times than 2018

Thursday September 26, 2019

Apple's 2019 iPhones are off to a strong start in terms of sales in the United States, analysts at UBS claim, but the firm's data suggests customers may have to wait longer to get hold of the iPhone 11 or iPhone 11 Pro models than customers did for the 2018 releases.

Second macOS 10.14.6 Supplemental Update plugs malware hole

Thursday September 26, 2019

Apple has released a second "Supplemental Update" for macOS Mojave 10.14.6, along with security updates for High Sierra and Sierra, one which fixes a flaw found by Google that could be abused by malware as part of an attack.

Editorial: Amidst cries for a cheaper HomePod, Amazon now has a higher-end Echo

Thursday September 26, 2019

To compete with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant, critics have insisted that Apple would need its own drastically cheaper HomePod. But instead of Apple moving down into the loss leader territory of $30 Echo Dots and Google Home minis, Amazon has unveiled its much more expensive Echo Studio, with a $200 price tag equivalent to a half dozen Echo Dots.

Hands on with a 2019 iPad Pro model with three camera lenses

Thursday September 26, 2019

The 2019 iPad Pro may be just around the corner. AppleInsider checks out a mockup, compares it to the 2018 iPad Pro, and looks at the rumors we've heard about the refresh to date.

Apple releases iOS 12.4.2 for older iPhone & iPad, alongside watchOS 5.3.2

Thursday September 26, 2019

Apple has unexpectedly released an update of iOS for older iPhone and iPad models that cannot be updated to iOS 13.1, with the legacy hardware now able to update to iOS 12.4.2, at the same time as updating the Apple Watch Series 1 and Series 2.

Best Buy brings back 2018 MacBook Pro for $1,299 ($500 off)

Thursday September 26, 2019

Best Buy's $500 markdown on Apple's 2018 13-inch MacBook Pro is back by popular demand, bringing the 256GB model down to $1,299.99 while supplies last. Non-Touch Bar models are also drastically reduced, with prices starting at $999.

2020 iPhone could kill the notch by moving Face ID to the bezel

Thursday September 26, 2019

The 2020 iPhone could eliminate the famous notch from the design altogether, an image of an alleged prototype suggests, with the TrueDepth camera sensor squeezed into the top bezel to enable the screen to take up the entire front of the mobile device.

Apple releases full trailer for Apple TV+'s 'For All Mankind'

Thursday September 26, 2019

Apple has released the full official trailer of the Apple TV+ drama 'For All Mankind,' with the two-minute video showing more of the alternate-reality space race story that will form part of the video streaming service's launch roster in November.

A big conference on Micromobility is coming to Berlin, and Apple will be there

Thursday September 26, 2019

Analyst Horace Dediu was one of the first analysts to correctly recognize what Apple was accomplishing in mobile computing with the iPhone. He has recently focused on the future of personal mobility -- an area Apple has investigated in some depth, although the company hasn't yet revealed a clear strategy. On October 1, Micromobility Europe will discuss the state of the art in Berlin, and AppleInsider has learned that Apple will be in attendance.

How to master the Camera app on iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro

Thursday September 26, 2019

The Camera app has been updated for the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro to take advantage of the new ultra-wide lenses. AppleInsider explains how to use the new features to take the best pictures you can on the go.