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2019

Jony Ive's departure follows years of dissatisfaction and absenteeism

Monday July 01, 2019

Apple's chief design officer Jony Ive reportedly disliked how the company focused on operations more than design and would regularly fail to attend his own design meetings.

The worst Apple designs by Jony Ive, according to the AppleInsider staff

Sunday June 30, 2019

While he's often lauded, not everything Apple has cranked out under Jony Ive's design lead has been spectacular. We've been on the Apple beat nearly as long as Ive has, and we have some thoughts on the flops from Ive's design studio.

Apple conducting free but limited logic board swaps for 2018 MacBook Airs

Sunday June 30, 2019

A "very small" number of 2018 MacBook Air owners are eligible for free repairs to fix a problem with their logic board, AppleInsider can confirm via an internal document.

Today only: Save up to $500 on iMacs, iPad Pros, Apple TV

Sunday June 30, 2019

B&H Photo is ending June on a high note with instant cash rebates on Apple products. From $500 off iPad Pros and iMacs, to $30 off HomePods and $15 off Apple's iPod touch, these price drops on current and closeout hardware end today.

Compared: Facebook Libra and Calibra vs Apple Pay

Sunday June 30, 2019

Last week, Facebook announced Calibra, a subsidiary of the social network that will introduce a digital wallet for Libra, a new blockchain currency for use by anyone who can use Messenger and WhatsApp, even those without access to fundamental financial services. AppleInsider compares what Facebook's offering will provide with Apple Pay and its plethora of payment options.

Hands on: Amazon's compact Echo Show 5 smart display

Sunday June 30, 2019

Not to be outdone, Amazon recently launched its answer to the Lenovo Smart Clock, the Echo Show 5 -- coming in much cheaper than other Alexa-equipped smart displays.

Japan imposes new trade restrictions on Apple's Korean suppliers

Sunday June 30, 2019

Beginning July 4 Japan is imposing new restrictions affecting South Korean tech companies, including key Apple suppliers Samsung and LG, in retaliation for a Korean court ruling finding Nippon Steel must pay for forced Korean labor during World War II.

Editorial: No Bill Gates, Windows was not iPhone's 'natural' nemesis

Sunday June 30, 2019

Microsoft's former chief executive Bill Gates mused this week that it would have been the "natural thing" for Microsoft to have been the "standard non-Apple phone platform." But he's wrong, and here's why.

Reagle's HomeKit-enabled Smart Door Lock ships in July

Sunday June 30, 2019

A promised HomeKit accessory, the Reagle Smart Door Lock, is confirmed as launching in early July, expanding the limited number of HomeKit-ready smartlocks on the market.

July 4th savings start early at OWC

Saturday June 29, 2019

Fourth of July deals have launched early at Other World Computing, with Macs as low as $289 and discounts of up to 53% off. From Thunderbolt 3 docks to HomePods and MacBook Pros, Apple hardware and accessories are slashed just in time for Independence Day.

Apple's best designs by Jony Ive, according to the AppleInsider staff

Saturday June 29, 2019

On Thursday, Apple Chief Design Officer Jony Ive announced his intent to leave the company after nearly 30 years on the job, many of which were spent at the side of tech visionary Steve Jobs. In wake of that bombshell, AppleInsider takes a look back at our favorite Ive designs.

Apple's latest 'Shot on iPhone' piece takes viewers to the Gay Rodeo

Saturday June 29, 2019

Apple on Saturday premiered a new commissioned film for its "Shot on iPhone" ad campaign, "Call Me Cowboy."

Apple TV+ focusing on quality over quantity, says Eddy Cue

Saturday June 29, 2019

Apple TV+, launching this fall, will emphasize a small but high-quality lineup, said Apple's software and services VP Eddy Cue in a recent interview.

OpenID Foundation says 'Sign in with Apple' has critical gaps, urges changes

Saturday June 29, 2019

The OpenID Foundation this week issued an open letter to Apple's Software Engineering chief, Craig Federighi, arguing that the upcoming "Sign in with Apple" standard bears a lot of similarity to OpenID Connect -- but not enough for privacy, security, and development purposes.

Hands on: Use the Adonit Photogrip Qi for a new way to shoot iPhone photos

Saturday June 29, 2019

Apple makes one of the best smartphone cameras available on the market. Adonit wants to take your iPhone photography to the next level with their PhotoGrip Qi.

President Trump says US companies can do business with Huawei

Saturday June 29, 2019

Apparently detoothing a U.S. Commerce Department ban, President Donald Trump said on Saturday that American companies can do business with China's Huawei.

ICYMI: Wooden headphone stands, iPhone cases, iPad games, smart watches, and more

Saturday June 29, 2019

Each week we see many new products launch and it can be hard to keep track. Here in ICYMI we round up the best new hardware products that launched during the past week, some of which we've covered, and others we haven't. Here are this week's favorites.

Editorial: Jony Ive's departure opens up an opportunity for Apple to think differently

Saturday June 29, 2019

The news that Jony Ive is leaving his Chief Design Officer position at Apple has fueled predictable handwringing. But while Ive's three decades of work at Apple put him at the top of a short list of "the world's most famous product designers," the company isn't facing a "crisis of design," but rather an opportunity.

12 years of iPhone: Why Apple's first smartphone was far from a guaranteed success

Saturday June 29, 2019

Apple may never have been under as much pressure as it was in the months between unveiling the iPhone and shipping it to customers on June 29, 2007, exactly twelve years ago today.

Japan Display confirms $100M infusion from customer thought to be Apple

Friday June 28, 2019

Embattled smartphone screen manufacturer Japan Display Inc. on Friday said a consortium led by China's Harvest Group is on board to invest up to 80 billion yen ($743 million) on a bailout, $100 million of which will reportedly come from Apple.