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Friday, September 20, 2019

ReviewiPhone 11 Pro review - Buy for the better camera, stay for the battery life

iPhone 11 Pro review - Buy for the better camera, stay for the battery life

Before the release of iPhone 11 Pro, Apple took a lot of heat for what was predicted to be a very minor iteration over last year's iPhone XS. What was actually delivered is anything but inconsequential.

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Sunday, June 30, 2019

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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FeatureCompared: Facebook Libra and Calibra vs Apple Pay

Compared: Facebook Libra and Calibra vs Apple Pay

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.

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

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

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.

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Exclusive2019 MacBook Pro promo code knocks up to $550 off (final prices for most)

2019 MacBook Pro promo code knocks up to $550 off (final prices for most)

Shoppers looking for the lowest prices on Apple's new MacBook Pros can save up to $550 instantly at Apple Authorized Reseller Adorama with our exclusive promo code. These special deals deliver the greatest savings on Apple's Mid 2019 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar and 15-inch MacBook Pro, with bonus perks, such as free shipping and no interest financing for 12 months.

Japan imposes new trade restrictions on Apple's Korean suppliers

Japan imposes new trade restrictions on Apple's Korean suppliers

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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Saturday, June 29, 2019

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

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

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.

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July 4th savings start early at OWC

July 4th savings start early at OWC

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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President Trump says US companies can do business with Huawei

President Trump says US companies can do business with Huawei

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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Feature12 years of iPhone: Why Apple's first smartphone was far from a guaranteed success

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

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.

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Friday, June 28, 2019

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

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

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.

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Apple's iOS developer fees and charges again targeted by class action suit

Apple's iOS developer fees and charges again targeted by class action suit

An iOS developer on Friday lodged a class action complaint against Apple over alleged antitrust violations, claiming the company abuses its monopoly power of the iOS market to set price minimums, charge app makers a $99 annual developer fee and levy an effective 30% tax on sales.

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Apple looks to rejigger Apple News+ as publishers carp over low revenues, 'unfinished' product

Apple looks to rejigger Apple News+ as publishers carp over low revenues, 'unfinished' product

Apple is reportedly working to refine the structure of Apple News+ after a slower than expected launch, with some publishing executives complaining that the bundled subscription service is generating less revenue than promised.

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White House mulls end-to-end encryption ban to aid law enforcement

White House mulls end-to-end encryption ban to aid law enforcement

The Trump administration are looking into the possibility of banning encryption techniques that cannot be broken by law enforcement, a proposal that would weaken encryption as a whole for users and businesses, and could make messaging clients like Apple's iMessage stop using end-to-end encryption.

FeatureHow Jony Ive's design passion made Apple what it is today

How Jony Ive's design passion made Apple what it is today

Jony Ive led the team that built the iPhone, but he also personally designed and built some of Apple's greatest products — and it's through those that we can see the man behind the designer.

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Apple's new Mac Pro is being manufactured in China

Apple's new Mac Pro is being manufactured in China

After six years of manufacturing the cylindrical Mac Pro in Texas, Apple has shifted production of the new Mac Pro abroad to China, even as trade tensions escalate between the U.S. and China.

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Tim Cook praises Jony Ive's contributions in email to Apple staff

Tim Cook praises Jony Ive's contributions in email to Apple staff

An internal email from Apple CEO Tim Cook to Apple employees about the departure of chief design officer Jony Ive insists Apple will continue to benefit from the move, as well as emphasizing the change in the design team's management structure.

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FeatureWho are Alan Dye and Evans Hankey, the design leads replacing Jony Ive?

Who are Alan Dye and Evans Hankey, the design leads replacing Jony Ive?

Following the announcement of Apple's chief design officer Jony Ive departing to his own independent design company later this year, design team leaders Evans Hankey and Alan Dye will gain more influence over how future Apple products are created. AppleInsider profiles the two design principals.

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EditorialEditorial: Apple is neither doomed nor saved now that Jony Ive has moved on

Editorial: Apple is neither doomed nor saved now that Jony Ive has moved on

Jony Ive has left the building that he helped design. But, this won't change anything inside the walls, and isn't a net gain or loss for Apple itself.

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FeatureJony Ive leaves, future GPUs, & Apple's new ARM CPU architect on the AppleInsider Podcast

Jony Ive leaves, future GPUs, & Apple's new ARM CPU architect on the AppleInsider Podcast

This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, William and Victor talk about Jony Ive leaving Apple, the possible removal of the Lightning port from iPhone, and Apple taking on a new hire to work on ARM processors... maybe for Macs?

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Jony Ive's departure reveals new details of Apple's car and TV plans

Jony Ive's departure reveals new details of Apple's car and TV plans

As current and former Apple staff discuss Jony Ive's departure, new details are emerging about the company's previously secret work on a self-driving car, a television — and just what happened when Ive famously one-upped Scott Forstall.

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Thursday, June 27, 2019

Sabih Khan promoted to Apple's senior vice president of operations

Sabih Khan promoted to Apple's senior vice president of operations

In a move late on Thursday afternoon, Apple announced that long-time executive Sabih Khan has been promoted to the company's executive team as senior vice president of operations.

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Apple design chief Jony Ive to depart later this year, create new studio with Apple as client

Apple design chief Jony Ive to depart later this year, create new studio with Apple as client

After nearly three decades at Apple, with his fingerprints on iconic products from iMac to iPod to iPhone and Apple Park, chief design officer Sir Jony Ive plans to depart the company later this year to start a new creative firm called LoveFrom.

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JCPenney resumes Apple Pay transactions after two-month hiatus

JCPenney resumes Apple Pay transactions after two-month hiatus

After pulling support for Apple Pay and other contactless payment products in April, JCPenney earlier in June reactivated the Apple service at its point-of-sale terminals, allowing customers to once again pay for clothes and other items with their iPhone and Apple Watch.

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Apple highlights AirPods & wireless charging in new bouncy video

Apple highlights AirPods & wireless charging in new bouncy video

Apple as released a new video to its YouTube channel promoting AirPods, by featuring a man listening to music through the audio accessories and traveling through the air in an unusually bouncy city.

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FeatureHow iTunes went from simple to perplexing in 18 years

How iTunes went from simple to perplexing in 18 years

The app that made it so easy to play music on your Mac that it transformed the entire music industry is going away, but the legacy lives on. As Apple scraps the omnibus iTunes app and breaks it up into multiple parts, AppleInsider looks at what went so right — and then so wrong.

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Eddy Cue says Apple Music has 60 million subscribers

Eddy Cue says Apple Music has 60 million subscribers

Apple Music has passed by the 60 million paid subscriber mark, Apple Senior Vice President of Services Eddy Cue advised on Thursday, with Apple's streaming platform hitting the milestone within the first four years of its existence.

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Mophie's updated Juice Pack Air battery case for iPhone XS, XS Max, & XR has a Lightning port

Mophie's updated Juice Pack Air battery case for iPhone XS, XS Max, & XR has a Lightning port

Mophie just released an updated model of its popular Juice Pack Air battery case for the iPhone XS, the iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR with full coverage, wireless charging, and a female Lightning port.

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Nick Law will be Apple's VP of marketing communications integration

Nick Law will be Apple's VP of marketing communications integration

The hiring of high-profile marketing executive Nick Law by Apple has become clearer, with the veteran said to be taking up a new role at the iPhone producer as the vice president of marcom integration.

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TipsHow to save your Favorites, New and Chill Mixes before Apple Music changes them

How to save your Favorites, New and Chill Mixes before Apple Music changes them

You can't get back last week's playlists and you can't automatically save copies of them, but you can take steps to make sure Apple Music doesn't take away a new favorite track.

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