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Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Apps must use iOS 13 SDK and support iPhone XS Max or later by April 2020, Apple says

Apps must use iOS 13 SDK and support iPhone XS Max or later by April 2020, Apple says

Shortly after releasing the gold master version of iOS 13 to developers on Tuesday, Apple reminded app makers that their wares must be in compliance with App Store rules governing device and operating system compatibility by April of next year.

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Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Apple processing iPhone Upgrade Program pre-approvals for iPhone 11

Apple processing iPhone Upgrade Program pre-approvals for iPhone 11

After an unveiling at a special event on Tuesday, Apple this afternoon began accepting loan pre-approval applications for iPhone 11, 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max devices, allowing new and existing members of the iPhone Upgrade Program to get started on the process ahead of a start to preorders this Friday.

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Patent troll targets iOS and Mac app update system in lawsuit

Patent troll targets iOS and Mac app update system in lawsuit

Apple is once again in the crosshairs of non-practicing entity Uniloc, which on Tuesday filed a complaint alleging the tech giant's app update mechanisms in iOS and macOS infringe on a patent developed by Philips.

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Protect your AirPods and Beats cans with Apple's new 'AppleCare+ for Headphones'

Protect your AirPods and Beats cans with Apple's new 'AppleCare+ for Headphones'

Apple on Tuesday added a new aftermarket service option for its quickly expanding line of headphones. Called "AppleCare+ for Headphones," the extended warranty adds two years of coverage and two incidents of accidental coverage for a fairly reasonable price.

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Details of Apple's rumored AR headset revealed in iOS 13 GM

Details of Apple's rumored AR headset revealed in iOS 13 GM

Apple "leaked" strings of code, entire frameworks and "read me" files related to its widely-rumored augmented reality headset with Tuesday's iOS 13 Gold Master release and Xcode beta, revealing a few details about the project that was reportedly put on ice earlier this year.

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Exclusive2019 MacBook Pro promo code knocks up to $350 off (final prices for most)

2019 MacBook Pro promo code knocks up to $350 off (final prices for most)

Shoppers looking for the lowest prices on Apple's new MacBook Pros can save up to $350 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.

Logitech debuts new keyboard cases for Apple's 10.2-inch iPad

Logitech debuts new keyboard cases for Apple's 10.2-inch iPad

Following Apple's unveiling of the new 10.2-inch iPad, accessory maker Logitech on Tuesday announced a trio of new keyboard cases to fit the tablet, including an updated Rugged Combo 3 model designed for classroom use.

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VideoiPhone 11 Pro & iPhone 11 Pro Max — Hands on and first impressions

iPhone 11 Pro & iPhone 11 Pro Max — Hands on and first impressions

AppleInsider goes hands with the new iPhone 11 Pro and the iPhone 11 Pro Max — including a look at the the updated three-camera system.

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iPhone 11 & iPhone 11 Pro notes of interest: Apple Care+, 3D Touch, AR view & unlocked pre-orders

iPhone 11 & iPhone 11 Pro notes of interest: Apple Care+, 3D Touch, AR view & unlocked pre-orders

A compilation of smaller news items surfaced during and after today's "By innovation only" iPhone 11 launch event, including the ability to pre-order unlocked iPhones, the loss of 3D Touch, AppleCare+ details and an AR view of the iPhone 11 Pro.

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Apple TV+ originals to support Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos, device compatibility varies

Apple TV+ originals to support Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos, device compatibility varies

Apple's original programming, set to air this fall with Apple TV+, is mastered with high quality video and audio systems from Dolby, and you can play them if your Mac, Apple TV or iOS device is compatible.

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VideoiPhone 11 — hands on and first impressions

iPhone 11 — hands on and first impressions

Apple has made the iPhone 11 official and AppleInsider goes hands on with the new features, colors, and new dual camera system. Here are our first impressions.

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Over 1.8 million people watched Apple's iPhone event live on YouTube

Over 1.8 million people watched Apple's iPhone event live on YouTube

For the first time, Apple fans were able to tune into the company's annual iPhone unveiling live via YouTube. The strategy appears to have paid off, with nearly two million viewers tuning in to watch CEO Tim Cook and others unveil a host of new hardware live from Cupertino.

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VideoApple Watch Series 5 — hands on and first impressions

Apple Watch Series 5 — hands on and first impressions

Apple has made the Apple Watch Series 5 official and AppleInsider has already gone hands-on with the new features, case designs, and Always-On Retina display. Here are our first impressions.

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FeatureCamera specs compared: iPhone XR vs. iPhone 11 vs. iPhone 11 Pro

Camera specs compared: iPhone XR vs. iPhone 11 vs. iPhone 11 Pro

The clearest improvement in the new iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max, is the camera. Choosing between them is more difficult than you'd expect though, and especially if you're considering whether it's worth upgrading from last year's models.

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Apple now selling 1M USB-C Apple Watch charging cable

Apple now selling 1M USB-C Apple Watch charging cable

Buried by iPhone and Apple Watch announcements, Apple on Tuesday released a new one-meter (3.3 feet), USB-C Apple Watch magnetic charger, seemingly designed for desktop use.

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Apple replaces 3D Touch with Haptic Touch on iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro

Apple replaces 3D Touch with Haptic Touch on iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro

As rumored, Apple has abandoned 3D Touch technology in its latest iPhone lineup, moving to a less hardware-intensive Haptic Touch solution that debuted with iPhone XR last year.

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Here's what Apple's new U1 chip in the iPhone 11 & iPhone 11 Pro does

Here's what Apple's new U1 chip in the iPhone 11 & iPhone 11 Pro does

Apple's new U1 Ultra Wideband chip is in the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro family. Here's what it is, and what it does, and how it will help you.

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Apple releases iOS 13 GM to developers alongside new betas of iOS 13.1, iPadOS 13.1, tvOS 13 and macOS Catalina

Apple releases iOS 13 GM to developers alongside new betas of iOS 13.1, iPadOS 13.1, tvOS 13 and macOS Catalina

Apple has shifted on to another round of developer betas for testing, with updated third builds of iOS 13.1 and iPadOS 13.1 accompanied by the tenth milestone version beta of tvOS 13, and the gold master version of iOS 13.

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FeatureHere are the Apple TV+ shows that you can watch at launch, and what's coming soon

Here are the Apple TV+ shows that you can watch at launch, and what's coming soon

Apple TV+ is coming out on November 1, boasting an attractive $4.99 per month price tag and a lineup of top talent. Here is a quick look at the shows that will be available at launch and shortly after.

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The iPhone 8 is now $449 and the iPhone XR is $599

The iPhone 8 is now $449 and the iPhone XR is $599

Amidst the Tuesday bonanza of releases, Apple has restructured the low-end of its iPhone lineup, and is now selling the iPhone 8 for less than the iPhone SE cost at launch.

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iOS 13 & iPadOS coming on Sept. 19 with iOS 13.1 on Sept. 30, Catalina in Oct.

iOS 13 & iPadOS coming on Sept. 19 with iOS 13.1 on Sept. 30, Catalina in Oct.

Buried in releases for its array of products announced on Tuesday, Apple has made public the iOS 13 and iOS 13.1 release dates.

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Apple debuts iPhone 11 Pro from $999 with triple rear camera

Apple debuts iPhone 11 Pro from $999 with triple rear camera

Apple has unveiled its 2019 refresh of the OLED-based iPhone models, with the iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max an extra rear camera, and extended battery life.

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Apple's $699 iPhone 11 is an iPhone XR successor with two rear cameras

Apple's $699 iPhone 11 is an iPhone XR successor with two rear cameras

Alongside the launch of new OLED models, Apple has revealed a spiritual successor to the iPhone XR, with the iPhone 11 offering a similar form and LCD screen, but this time with two cameras on the back instead of one.

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Apple launches new Research app, trio of health studies

Apple launches new Research app, trio of health studies

Apple is launching three health studies in the Apple Research app, with the trio of projects aiming to help further medical research into hearing, reproductive health, and overall health, by taking advantage of the functions of the Apple Watch.

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Apple unveils new Apple Watch Series 5, with always on screen

Apple unveils new Apple Watch Series 5, with always on screen

At Tuesday's event, Apple revealed the latest edition of Apple Watch with a screen that stays on all the time. Raising your wrist increases the brightness, but the display is permanently on with Apple Watch Series 5

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Apple launches new 10.2-inch 7th generation iPad with Smart Connector

Apple launches new 10.2-inch 7th generation iPad with Smart Connector

Apple has unveiled an updated seventh generation iPad with a 10.2-inch screen, an A10 Fusion processor and a Smart Connector.

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Apple TV+ launches on November 1, for $4.99 per month

Apple TV+ launches on November 1, for $4.99 per month

After debuting the service in March, Apple CEO Tim Cook has announced the debut of Apple TV+ on November 1, with subscriptions starting at $4.99 per month — with free service accompanying new Apple hardware buyers.

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Apple Arcade available on September 19, play all you want for $4.99 a month

Apple Arcade available on September 19, play all you want for $4.99 a month

Apple has launched its new gaming service, Apple Arcade, featuring a play-all-you-want subscription model.

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AppleInsider has arrived at Apple Park for today's new iPhone special event

AppleInsider has arrived at Apple Park for today's new iPhone special event

The world's media has descended onto the Apple Park campus and are entering the Steve Jobs Theater ahead of the launch of new iPhone models — with AppleInsider among the first to take a look at Apple's new products.

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MacBook Air laptops are up to $600 off before today's Apple event

MacBook Air laptops are up to $600 off before today's Apple event

It's a big day in the Apple world, and Amazon and B&H are celebrating the Sept. 10 Apple event with price drops on MacBook Air laptops, delivering savings of up to $600 off and prices as low as $849.

LaCie launches new Thunderbolt 3 and USB-C Rugged SSDs

LaCie launches new Thunderbolt 3 and USB-C Rugged SSDs

LaCie has just released three new rugged SSDs to take advantage of new faster drives and Thunderbolt 3 — the Rugged SSD Pro, Rugged SSD, and Rugged Boss SSD — with professionals in mind.

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Online Apple Store down, will 'Be right back' after today's new iPhone event

Online Apple Store down, will 'Be right back' after today's new iPhone event

Hours ahead of its 'By innovation only' iPhone launch event, Apple has taken down the online version of the Apple Store for maintenance, preparing the digital storefront's product pages for the introduction of new models.

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TipsHow to watch today's new iPhone event live

How to watch today's new iPhone event live

Wherever you are, and whatever devices you've got with you, you'll be able to watch Apple unveil the new 2019 iPhones live. Here's how.

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VideoWhat to expect at Apple's new iPhone 11 event today - and what not to

What to expect at Apple's new iPhone 11 event today - and what not to

There'll be iPhones, of course, but Apple has a lot more to offer that it could choose to reveal. Based only on the most solid information from the supply chain, here's what we can — and can't — expect to see at the Apple event later today.

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Facebook warns users of iOS 13 location tracking permissions

Facebook warns users of iOS 13 location tracking permissions

Facebook on Monday outlined detailed how its app and corresponding service will be impacted by location tracking permissions, restrictions and accompanying tools built into iOS 13, saying that users might see unfamiliar warning notifications should they upgrade to Apple's next-generation operating system.

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Monday, September 09, 2019

New iPhone might not feature two-way wireless charging, will include 18W USB adapter, more

New iPhone might not feature two-way wireless charging, will include 18W USB adapter, more

Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo was one of the first to lay out expectations for Apple's next-generation iPhone lineup, saying the devices would include "bilateral," or two-way, wireless charging as a tentpole feature. He revised those claims on Monday, a day before the handsets are expected for unveiling.

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Craig Federighi: lyrics visualizer coming in iOS 13.1, iMessage scheduling considered

Craig Federighi: lyrics visualizer coming in iOS 13.1, iMessage scheduling considered

A pair of emails from Apple Senior Vice President of Software Engineering Craig Federighi have shed some light on Apple's plans for music lyrics in iOS 13.1, and possibly for the Messages app as well.

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Google target of antitrust probe by 50 state attorneys general

Google target of antitrust probe by 50 state attorneys general

A group of 50 state attorneys general has commenced an antitrust probe into Google, examining whether the search giant is engaging in anti-competitive practices with regards to how it provides advertising services online.

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Dubious Taiwan telecom slide claims Apple won't change iPhone pricing

Dubious Taiwan telecom slide claims Apple won't change iPhone pricing

The new generation of iPhones will be shipping on September 20 at the same pricing as the models that are replaced, an alleged slide from a Taiwanese carrier briefing claims — but some details on the slide cast doubt on the veracity of the information.

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