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Friday, March 20, 2020

Apple confirms customers unable to pick up Apple Store repairs until outlets reopen

Apple confirms customers unable to pick up Apple Store repairs until outlets reopen

Apple on Friday confirmed customers who left an iPhone, iPad, Mac or other product at an Apple Store for repair will not be able to claim their device until the locations reopen.

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Apple TV+ reportedly cuts streaming quality in Europe

Apple TV+ reportedly cuts streaming quality in Europe

Apple appears to be lowering video streaming quality of its Apple TV+ service in Europe at the request of the European Union, following similar moves from streaming platforms like Netflix and YouTube.

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Apple Arcade adds retro spy adventure 'Spyder' to its catalog

Apple Arcade adds retro spy adventure 'Spyder' to its catalog

"Spyder," an adventure game following the exploits of a tiny eight-legged spy, is the latest exclusive title to join Apple Arcade's growing catalog.

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ReviewApple TV+ Review: 'The Banker' is a well-mounted historical tale

Apple TV+ Review: 'The Banker' is a well-mounted historical tale

Following multiple delays, The Banker, the first Apple TV+ prestige dramatic film, has finally arrived.

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B&H's April Apple sale knocks up to $300 off 16" MacBook Pros, 2020 iPad Pros, AirPods, Apple Watches, more

B&H's April Apple sale knocks up to $300 off 16

New deals added: B&H's latest Apple sale has just launched, and the April event now includes discounts on brand-new 2020 iPad Pros and MacBook Airs. Plus, save hundreds of dollars on 16-inch MacBook Pros, and pick up AirPods for as low as $129.

Smartphone shipments plunged in February with slow road to recovery ahead

Smartphone shipments plunged in February with slow road to recovery ahead

Global smartphone shipments plunged 38% year-over-year in February and a broader COVID-19 sales slump is likely to continue, according to new analytics data.

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Brydge supports 2020 iPad Pro & improves with iPadOS 13.4 cursor overhaul

Brydge supports 2020 iPad Pro & improves with iPadOS 13.4 cursor overhaul

Apple's new cursor and Bluetooth peripheral support in iPadOS 13.4 not only allows Apple's mice and trackpads to work with iPad but it will greatly benefit third-party accessories as well, including the Brydge Pro+ keyboard and trackpad.

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2020 iPad Pro case roundup: top cases you can order right now

2020 iPad Pro case roundup: top cases you can order right now

Whether you're new to iPad Pro or just upgrading, it's always a wise choice to keep it safe. AppleInsider has tracked down some great iPad Pro cases that you can use to protect your investment. And best of all, many options are available right now.

TipsHow to deposit checks online without leaving your home

How to deposit checks online without leaving your home

If you're worried about visiting a bank to cash a check during the ongoing pandemic, we've got a collection of mobile banking tips to help you figure out banking from home.

Disney's 'Onward' & first-run Universal films make Friday iTunes home premiere

Disney's 'Onward' & first-run Universal films make Friday iTunes home premiere

Several films that are still in theaters are making their "home premiere" on iTunes and other platforms on Friday, including a batch of NBCUniversal titles and Disney's "Onward."

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Using Apple CarPlay impairs driver reaction more than alcohol, study shows

Using Apple CarPlay impairs driver reaction more than alcohol, study shows

U.K. based road safety charity IAM RoadSmart has released a study showing how in-vehicle infotainment systems can substantially impair driver's reaction times — even more than alcohol and cannabis.

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FeatureNew iPad Pro, MacBook Air, iPadOS 13.4, and more on the AppleInsider Podcast

New iPad Pro, MacBook Air, iPadOS 13.4, and more on the AppleInsider Podcast

New models of iPad Pro, Magic Keyboard with Trackpad, iPadOS 13.4, new MacBook Air, and how to choose between all the new hardware for your next Apple purchase on the AppleInsider podcast.

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Apple Music hosts White House Coronavirus public service video

Apple Music hosts White House Coronavirus public service video

The brief video discusses the importance of social distancing and how proper precautions can help slow the spread of the virus.

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Apple to use mini LED backlighting in late 2020 iPad Pro

Apple to use mini LED backlighting in late 2020 iPad Pro

Doubling down on previous reports, supply chain sources say that Apple plans to move to using mini LED display technology in its next iPad Pro, due in the fourth quarter of 2020.

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Thursday, March 19, 2020

Apple's supply chain feels coronavirus pinch, but 'iPhone 12' on track to launch in fall

Apple's supply chain feels coronavirus pinch, but 'iPhone 12' on track to launch in fall

Though Apple's supply partners in China are still grappling with fallout from the COVID-19 outbreak that left factories in the region shuttered for weeks, the tech giant's important iPhone release cycle has yet to see significant disruption from the ongoing crisis, according to a report on Thursday.

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Apple's Podcasts app highlights coronavirus-related content [u]

Apple's Podcasts app highlights coronavirus-related content [u]

Apple this week updated its Podcasts app with curated content related to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, exposing users to podcasts designed to inform, entertain and relax.

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Netflix cuts video bitrates in Europe due to social distancing demand

Netflix cuts video bitrates in Europe due to social distancing demand

Netflix is complying with a European Union request to lower video streaming quality in an effort to ease the strain on networks on the continent.

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Apple aiming for immaculate images in AR glasses & VR headset

Apple aiming for immaculate images in AR glasses & VR headset

From optimizing images, and replicating physical controllers within Virtual or Augmented Reality, to ensuring perfect audio, it's all in Apple's latest published work encompassing its rumored head-mounted display or AR glasses.

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Apple will donate to Italy and Silicon Valley during coronavirus outbreak, says Tim Cook

Apple will donate to Italy and Silicon Valley during coronavirus outbreak, says Tim Cook

Apple CEO Tim Cook has offered support to local Silicon Valley initiatives supporting citizens and local business, and has promised donations to Protezione Civile in Italy to aid both during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Apple sets global purchase limits on iPhones, new iPads, and Macs

Apple sets global purchase limits on iPhones, new iPads, and Macs

Apple has set limits on the number of new iPad Pro and Mac devices, as well as current iPhone models, that users can order from its online storefront across the globe.

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CarPlay and Apple Maps updates spotted in leaked iOS 14 code

CarPlay and Apple Maps updates spotted in leaked iOS 14 code

The latest code pulled from an iOS 14 leak shows the ability to set CarPlay wallpapers and see more and improved business details while using Apple Maps.

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New low prices: open box 16" MacBook Pro $1,979; AirPods 2 just $119; Mac app bundle $25

New low prices: open box 16

A new all-time low price has reached Apple's 16-inch MacBook Pro, with a $421 exclusive discount on open box units and the option to tack on AppleCare at a discount. Plus, grab nine Mac apps for just $25.50 with a special work from home deal — or pick up AirPods 2 for under $120.

Apple Watch users can monitor their body's response to COVID-19, flu with Cardiogram app

Apple Watch users can monitor their body's response to COVID-19, flu with Cardiogram app

Apple Watch owners can now monitor their response to symptoms of infections like COVID-19 or the flu using nothing more than the wearable's heart rate monitor, thanks to a new feature introduced by heart health app Cardiogram.

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TipsHow to see the 2020 iPad Pro on your desk

How to see the 2020 iPad Pro on your desk

Apple's newest iPad Pro wont reach retail until March 25, and it'll be hard to see one at retail before then. Fortunately, Apple has an augmented reality tool to see how it looks on your desk right now. Here's how to use it.

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Apple Pencil may add Touch Bar-like display with see-through effect

Apple Pencil may add Touch Bar-like display with see-through effect

Glass incorporated into a future Apple Pencil may add Touch Bar-like controls to the device, and also display a view of the drawing that it would normally block from the user.

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New video shows what the iPad Pro's LIDAR scanner is capable of

New video shows what the iPad Pro's LIDAR scanner is capable of

A new demonstration video has surfaced, showing how the new iPad Pro, with the help of its powerful new LIDAR scanner, can incorporate itself into the real world.

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'Conan' will produce new shows on iPhone during the coronavirus pandemic

'Conan' will produce new shows on iPhone during the coronavirus pandemic

In a time when other productions are halting productions, Conan O'Brien and his team are finding new ways to bring laughter to a nation in crisis.

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Radar in future HomePods could ID users, monitor some health parameters

Radar in future HomePods could ID users, monitor some health parameters

Apple devices including HomePod may get the ability to detect the nearby location of a user, act on their gestures, and determine which user it is — plus use this information to make health assessments.

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Wednesday, March 18, 2020

2020 iPad Pro models feature 6GB of RAM, U1 chip across the board

2020 iPad Pro models feature 6GB of RAM, U1 chip across the board

Code discovered in the gold master of iOS 13.4 reveals each of Apple's new iPad Pro models, released on Wednesday, boast 6GB of RAM and the company's U1 Ultra Wideband chip, the latter of which could be used to locate rumored "AirTag" device trackers.

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Improved iPhone, AirPods availability suggests Chinese production nearing normality

Improved iPhone, AirPods availability suggests Chinese production nearing normality

Improvements in the availability of key Apple products imply supply partners in China have largely returned to regular production output after COVID-19 shut down operations in early 2020, a report said Wednesday.

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Apple software head Craig Federighi explains iPad's trackpad support

Apple software head Craig Federighi explains iPad's trackpad support

Apple's iPads are officially getting full support for mouses and trackpads later this month. Company SVP of Software Engineering Craig Federighi demonstrates how the unique system works in a video released Wednesday.

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Apple's 2020 MacBook Air and new iPad Pro are up to $105 off instantly

Apple's 2020 MacBook Air and new iPad Pro are up to $105 off instantly

Deals have already hit Apple's brand-new 2020 iPad Pro and 2020 MacBook Air, with savings of up to $104 off the newly announced devices. AppleCare discounts and accessory deals are also available to protect and enhance Apple's latest products.

FeatureWhat you get for $1500 — MacBook Air versus MacBook Pro versus iPad Pro

What you get for $1500 — MacBook Air versus MacBook Pro versus iPad Pro

Apple's hardware lineup never sits still, but the announcements of both new iPad Pro and MacBook Air models has made it harder than ever to choose which to buy. Here's how to work out your decision.

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Apple's new MacBook Air debuts at $999 with 256GB storage, quad-core options

Apple's new MacBook Air debuts at $999 with 256GB storage, quad-core options

Apple has updated the MacBook Air with the new Magic Keyboard, up to a quad-core i7 processor, and a lower starting price.

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EditorialApple launches $350 iPad keyboard amid pandemic-fueled recession

Apple launches $350 iPad keyboard amid pandemic-fueled recession

Apple on Wednesday released a new iPad Pro Magic Keyboard with Trackpad, and its price tag is causing a bit of a stir among users and fans.

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Apple releases sixth betas of macOS 10.15.4, iOS 13.4, iPadOS 13.4, watchOS 6.2, & tvOS 13.4

Apple releases sixth betas of macOS 10.15.4, iOS 13.4, iPadOS 13.4, watchOS 6.2, & tvOS 13.4

Apple has released its sixth round of developer betas, releasing new builds for testing of macOS 10.15.4, iOS 13.4, iPadOS 13.4, and watchOS 6.2, plus what it is now calling a gold master seed for tvOS 13.4.

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Logitech debuts trackpad keyboard cases for 10.2-inch iPad, iPad Air

Logitech debuts trackpad keyboard cases for 10.2-inch iPad, iPad Air

Apple's upcoming iPadOS 13.4 update will introduce support for trackpads on the company's tablets, and Logitech has debuted a pair of options for non-Pro iPads.

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Apple launches new spring colors for iPhone cases and Apple Watch bands

Apple launches new spring colors for iPhone cases and Apple Watch bands

With Spring just around the corner, Apple has refreshed the colors of some of its most-loved accessories, including Apple Watch bands, iPhone cases, and iPad Folios.

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Apple's Mac Pro Afterburner Card is now available for standalone purchase

Apple's Mac Pro Afterburner Card is now available for standalone purchase

Those who held off on the Afterburner card to save money can now upgrade at their convenience — Apple has made the card available to purchase on its own.

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