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Tuesday, March 19, 2019

FeatureMac mini, iMac, iMac Pro: How to choose the best desktop Mac for your needs and budget

Mac mini, iMac, iMac Pro: How to choose the best desktop Mac for your needs and budget

With Apple's Tuesday revision to the iMac lineup, now is the best time possible to shop for a Mac desktop. There are tons of options to choose from, and AppleInsider breaks them all down for you.

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Inductive Apple Pencil charging tech reportedly too expensive for 2019 iPad Air & mini

Inductive Apple Pencil charging tech reportedly too expensive for 2019 iPad Air & mini

Addressing questions as to why the 2019 iPad Air and mini don't support the second-generation Apple Pencil, a report on Tuesday claimed the required inductive technology was too costly to include in the builds.

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FeatureHere are the vehicles and receivers with Apple CarPlay announced in 2018-2019

Here are the vehicles and receivers with Apple CarPlay announced in 2018-2019

Once an expensive niche option — and still that way, in some cases — CarPlay is becoming increasingly common on new cars, trucks, and SUVs, as well as aftermarket receivers. Here's a roundup of the introductions in 2018 and 2019, the latest being Boss Audio's 6.75-inch receiver.

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VideoEverything new in iOS 12.2 beta 6: AirPower support & AppleCare+

Everything new in iOS 12.2 beta 6: AirPower support & AppleCare+

Release of iOS 12.2 appears imminent as the sixth beta was recently released to developers with a number of new changes and polish. AppleInsider goes through everything that is new in the latest — and possibly last — iOS 12.2 beta.

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Most WarnerMedia content may be missing from Apple's video service at launch

Most WarnerMedia content may be missing from Apple's video service at launch

While HBO is in talks about appearing on Apple's impending video service, other WarnerMedia content hasn't been discussed, according to one report.

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Apple simplifies business purchase process with new Wallet pass

Apple simplifies business purchase process with new Wallet pass

Apple has rolled out a new feature for those shopping on behalf of a business, speeding up the checkout process with a new pass integrated into the Wallet app on the iPhone.

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Google premieres Stadia, an online cross-platform game streaming service

Google premieres Stadia, an online cross-platform game streaming service

Google on Tuesday revealed Stadia, a new cloud-based gaming platform able to stream high-end PC games to phones, tablets, computers, and TVs.

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ExclusiveHere's how to save $10 on Apple's new 2019 iPad Air and iPad mini 5 with no tax in 48 states

Here's how to save $10 on Apple's new 2019 iPad Air and iPad mini 5 with no tax in 48 states

Just in, Apple authorized reseller Adorama is knocking $10 off every 2019 iPad mini and iPad Air when you preorder the new devices. Plus, take advantage of no tax collected on orders shipped outside NY and NJ. This exclusive coupon discount delivers the lowest prices anywhere on the brand-new tablets.

Apple's AirPower wireless charging mat looks like it's arriving very soon

Apple's AirPower wireless charging mat looks like it's arriving very soon

More signs that Apple is preparing to release the AirPower charging mat have surfaced, after changes to references in how wireless charging were found in the sixth iOS 12.2 developer beta mentioned the charging of multiple devices simultaneously.

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Apple partnering with advocacy groups to foster critical thinking and news literacy

Apple partnering with advocacy groups to foster critical thinking and news literacy

Ahead of an expected news subscription service launch, Apple on Tuesday launched a new initiative to support leading nonprofit organizations in the US and Europe that offer nonpartisan, independent media literacy programs.

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Apple cuts prices on high-end MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, Mac mini SSD upgrades

Apple cuts prices on high-end MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, Mac mini SSD upgrades

Apple has made it cheaper for customers buying a MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, or Mac mini to go for increased storage options, cutting the cost of upgrades on the higher capacity SSD selections by up to $400, depending on the model and SSD volume.

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Apple has sports ambitions, but not interested in streaming games

Apple has sports ambitions, but not interested in streaming games

Apple appears to be making moves to try and change how people watch sports, as a report into how a small team working on the sports section of the Apple TV app and Apple TV interface operates indicates the iPhone maker may be lining up to disrupt another industry, though not by streaming sports

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Apple News subscription plan said to cost $10 per month, but major publishers balking at terms

Apple News subscription plan said to cost $10 per month, but major publishers balking at terms

The paid version of Apple News, possibly named Apple News Magazines, will reportedly cost $10 per month — but major publishers are said to be rejecting Apple's terms, or already making plans to leave.

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Investigators sought permission to unlock Michael Cohen's iPhone with FaceID

Investigators sought permission to unlock Michael Cohen's iPhone with FaceID

The investigation into President Donald Trump's former personal attorney Michael Cohen included a request to use his biometric data to access his Apple devices, warrant documents reveal, with both the attorney's face and fingerprints needed to bypass security used in iPhones and iPads.

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Impact of Apple's upcoming video service 'likely small,' analyst argues

Impact of Apple's upcoming video service 'likely small,' analyst argues

Goldman Sachs doesn't seem impressed at the potential for an Apple subscription video or news service, with the firm not seeing a large material value in the offering for Apple, or for investors.

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Wistron may not produce high-end iPhones for the Indian market after all

Wistron may not produce high-end iPhones for the Indian market after all

Wistron may not be moving to produce Apple's high-end iPhones after all, a report claims, suggesting that despite the increased Apple-centric investment in its manufacturing facilities in India, it will be for a wider range of device production instead of the more-expensive iPhone models.

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New photos show prototype board used to create original iPhone

New photos show prototype board used to create original iPhone

Photos have emerged of one of Apple's original development prototype boards for the 2007 iPhone, effectively detailing the device's exploded internals.

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Mac accessory vendor OWC acquires Thunderbolt 3 enclosure maker InXtron

Mac accessory vendor OWC acquires Thunderbolt 3 enclosure maker InXtron

OWC has confirmed it has acquired InXtron, a case manufacturer formerly known as Macpower Peripherals, a purchase that could enable the Mac hardware retailer to further increase its offerings relating to docks and external enclosures for use with Mac desktops and MacBooks.

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iWork app updates coming with improved Apple Pencil support and new iOS features

iWork app updates coming with improved Apple Pencil support and new iOS features

An update to Pages, Numbers and Keynote is coming that concentrates on bringing the iOS versions more into line with the macOS ones, as well as bringing along extended Apple Pencil support, and improved collaboration.

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New iMac Pro GPU and RAM configuration options boosts maxed out model to $15,699

New iMac Pro GPU and RAM configuration options boosts maxed out model to $15,699

In the wake of the iMac update, the iMac Pro now has two more custom configuration options, including up to 256GB of RAM and a new Vega 64X GPU option.

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Wide iPhone replacement range between 125M to 180M complicating analyst predictions

Wide iPhone replacement range between 125M to 180M complicating analyst predictions

Replacement demand could potentially play a major factor in 2019 iPhone sales, though that depends on how many people buy used models and how long people are willing to hold onto old purchases, Cowen analysts said on Tuesday.

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Apple's new 2019 iMacs deliver twice the speed as previous model, Vega graphics option

Apple's new 2019 iMacs deliver twice the speed as previous model, Vega graphics option

Updated iMacs have been released with the same overall design as before — but with faster processor speeds, greater storage options, and improved GPUs available in custom configurations.

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MacBook Pro keyboards could get data overlays and adjustable key mechanisms

MacBook Pro keyboards could get data overlays and adjustable key mechanisms

Apple is continuing to work on ways to improve the experience of typing on a keyboard, including data overlays either on the key, or by harnessing augmented reality and virtual reality to overlay symbols on a physical keyboard, and a system that could allow users to adjust the resistance when pressing a key to their personal preference.

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Apple TV Events app refreshed ahead of the March 25 'its show time' event

Apple TV Events app refreshed ahead of the March 25 'its show time' event

The Apple TV app that live streams the latest Apple events has been updated ahead of the March 25 "its show time" video streaming and news service event, with a new app icon and background to show the event invitation's spotlights effect, and provide some details of when the streaming will happen.

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ExclusiveKiller deals: Up to $400 off Apple's 2018 13-inch MacBook Pro and 15-inch MacBook Pro w/ no tax in 48 states

Killer deals: Up to $400 off Apple's 2018 13-inch MacBook Pro and 15-inch MacBook Pro w/ no tax in 48 states

Extended for a limited time only, Apple authorized reseller Adorama is knocking hundreds off quad-core Mid 2018 13-inch MacBook Pros, as well as six-core 15-inch MacBook Pros. Plus, Adorama will not collect sales tax on orders shipped outside NY and NJ, saving many shoppers hundreds more. These deals (and the sales tax incentive) may change at any time, so don't delay.

Netflix will not offer programming on Apple TV service

Netflix will not offer programming on Apple TV service

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings on Monday confirmed his company will not sell subscriptions or offer existing content to customers through an Apple branded video streaming service expected for unveiling on March 25.

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California reintroduces 'Right to Repair' bill after previous effort failed

California reintroduces 'Right to Repair' bill after previous effort failed

After a failed attempt in 2018, California lawmakers will again hear arguments for the institution of so-called "right to repair" legislation that would compel electronics makers to provide repair manuals, tools, parts and other related material to consumers and independent repair outlets.

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Apple ceases iOS 12.1.3 code signing following iOS 12.1.4 release

Apple ceases iOS 12.1.3 code signing following iOS 12.1.4 release

Apple on Monday stopped signing iOS 12.1.3 code after the release of iOS 12.1.4, a routine process that ensures iPhone, iPad and iPod touch owners are running the latest version of the operating system.

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Quicken Loans Arena fans use Apple Business Chat to buy drinks at their seats

Quicken Loans Arena fans use Apple Business Chat to buy drinks at their seats

Apple Business Chat adoption continues to grow at a slow but steady rate, with Cleveland's Quicken Loans Arena and stadium food vendor Aramark the latest to adopt the technology in a system that allows iPhone-toting customers to order drinks from the comfort of their seats.

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Apple's 2019 iPad Air, iPad mini support Logitech's Crayon stylus

Apple's 2019 iPad Air, iPad mini support Logitech's Crayon stylus

2019 iPad Air and mini models do support the Crayon, Logitech's cheaper alternative to the Apple Pencil, according to Apple.

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Benchmark pegs unspecified 2019 iPad at 2.49GHz with 3GB of RAM

Benchmark pegs unspecified 2019 iPad at 2.49GHz with 3GB of RAM

Hot on the heels of Apple's 2019 iPad Air and Mini announcements, a Geekbench ranking has appeared for one of the tablets — though it's uncertain which.

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Boeing 737 Max pilots didn't have flight simulators, and trained on iPads instead

Boeing 737 Max pilots didn't have flight simulators, and trained on iPads instead

The nature of how pilots are trained has received scrutiny following two crashes of the Boeing 737 Max in a five month period, with a report revealing pilots were given two hours of tuition on an iPad about the aircraft, rather than using the more conventional flight simulators.

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Apple Watch forecast to hit 27.5 percent of all smartwatches by 2023

Apple Watch forecast to hit 27.5 percent of all smartwatches by 2023

The Apple Watch has become so popular as a wearable that it could account for 27.5 percent of all smartwatches of any kind in 2023, research firm IDC argued on Monday.

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FeatureOld cases won't fit the new iPad mini and iPad Air without compromises

Old cases won't fit the new iPad mini and iPad Air without compromises

There's a few things you should know about the new iPad mini and iPad Air that may make buying a new protective case a better idea instead of using an old one.

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FeatureiPad, iPad Air, iPad mini, iPad Pro: How to choose the best iPad for your needs and budget

iPad, iPad Air, iPad mini, iPad Pro: How to choose the best iPad for your needs and budget

Apple has introduced new versions of the iPad Air and the iPad mini, plus it's removed one of the iPad Pros. This leaves the lineup ranging from $329 to $999 for the just the base models, but it's also made the buying decision a little more involved. AppleInsider explains how to balance getting the most features for your budget.

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Apple deploys sixth developer betas of iOS 12.2, tvOS 12.2, watchOS 5.2, and macOS 10.14.4

Apple deploys sixth developer betas of iOS 12.2, tvOS 12.2, watchOS 5.2, and macOS 10.14.4

Apple is quickening the release schedule for its developer betas, with the sixth beta versions of iOS 12.2, tvOS 12.2, watchOS 5.2, and macOS 10.14.4 available to download for testing.

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LG preps AirPlay 2- & HomeKit-compatible Nano TVs, launching in April

LG preps AirPlay 2- & HomeKit-compatible Nano TVs, launching in April

Building on top of recently-announced OLED models, LG on Monday announced several new NanoCell LCD TVs compatible with Apple's AirPlay 2 and HomeKit standards.

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Apple suppliers like Largan & TSMC turn elsewhere in wake of weak iPhone sales

Apple suppliers like Largan & TSMC turn elsewhere in wake of weak iPhone sales

A number of Apple suppliers such as Largan and TSMC are diversifying orders amid declining iPhone sales, a supply chain report claimed on Monday.

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Apple's well-known secrecy causing strife with Hollywood producers

Apple's well-known secrecy causing strife with Hollywood producers

Apple's secrecy is once more causing unease with Hollywood regulars, who are griping about a lack of details regarding launch and marketing plans for the imminent TV service announcement.

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