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Friday, January 03, 2020

Apple to hold annual shareholders meeting on Feb. 26

Apple to hold annual shareholders meeting on Feb. 26

Apple is scheduled to hold its annual shareholders meeting in February at Apple Park's Steve Jobs Theater, where stock holders will cast votes on measures ranging from the election of the company's board of executives to three shareholder proposals.

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Wi-Fi 6E will use 6GHz spectrum, pending regulatory approval

Wi-Fi 6E will use 6GHz spectrum, pending regulatory approval

The Wi-Fi Alliance using "Wi-Fi 6E" as a name for wireless devices that can communicate within the 6Ghz band may introduce confusion to a naming system that was supposed to simplify matters for consumers.

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You can now engrave your AirPods case with emojis

You can now engrave your AirPods case with emojis

If you're looking for a new way to customize your upcoming AirPods or AirPods Pro case with a small selection of Emoji, Apple has you covered.

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Swallowed AirPod sends 7-year-old to emergency room

Swallowed AirPod sends 7-year-old to emergency room

A second-grader has landed himself in the emergency room after accidentally swallowing a Christmas gift — an AirPod.

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Ikea quietly adds HomeKit support to Fyrtur smart blinds

Ikea quietly adds HomeKit support to Fyrtur smart blinds

Following an unexpected release in the United States in October, The "Fyrtur" range of Ikea smart blinds are reportedly starting to gain support for HomeKit, enabling the window blinds to be automatically controlled by Apple's smart home platform.

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ExclusiveThese Mac Pro configurations are hottest among Pros, and B&H's deals deliver up to $1000 off

These Mac Pro configurations are hottest among Pros, and B&H's deals deliver up to $1000 off

Apple Authorized Reseller B&H Photo is slashing the price of its top selling Apple Mac Pro desktop computers by up to $1,000 exclusively for AppleInsider readers. These special Apple deals are available for a limited time only, delivering the lowest prices on record for the powerful machines.

CESCES 2020: Samsung confuses with tease of Galaxy S10 Lite & Note 10 Lite

CES 2020: Samsung confuses with tease of Galaxy S10 Lite & Note 10 Lite

Samsung is hyping its CES 2020 presence by launching the Galaxy S10 Lite and Note 10 Lite, but what we know so far about the devices are a mish-mash of specification changes versus the parent devices

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$439M VirnetX judgment is 'legally wrong and grossly unfair' Apple tells Supreme Court

$439M VirnetX judgment is 'legally wrong and grossly unfair' Apple tells Supreme Court

The Federal Circuit's decision to side with VirnetX in January 2019 as part of a long-running patent infringement case is "grossly unfair," Apple insists to the Supreme Court, claiming the "whopping" $439 million judgment involved the Federal Circuit making "two fundamental legal errors" to justify the size.

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Feature'iPhone SE 2,' an end to robocalls, and Jimmy Iovine's thoughts on streaming on the AppleInsider Podcast

'iPhone SE 2,' an end to robocalls, and Jimmy Iovine's thoughts on streaming on the AppleInsider Podcast

Victor and guest Sean Ryan discuss the news of 2019, iPhone SE2 rumors, and how Apple can make or break a company, with examples in TSMC, Imagination Technology's PowerVR, and China's BOE, producer of OLED displays.

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VideoReview: Zens Liberty succeeds in many of the ways AirPower failed

Review: Zens Liberty succeeds in many of the ways AirPower failed

The Zens Liberty is a new wireless charger that does its best to live up to Apple's AirPower hype with the ability to place devices nearly anywhere on its surface. While it succeeds in many ways, it doesn't entirely emulate Apple's ill-fated charger.

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Thursday, January 02, 2020

CESLG's new 8K TVs support AirPlay 2 and HomeKit

LG's new 8K TVs support AirPlay 2 and HomeKit

Ahead of CES next week, Korean tech giant LG on Friday unveiled a slate of "real" 8K TVs with integrated support for Apple's AirPlay 2 and HomeKit technologies.

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Tim Cook donates $2M to unnamed charity

Tim Cook donates $2M to unnamed charity

Apple CEO Tim Cook last week donated 6,880 in personally owned company stock to an as-yet-unidentified charity, an amount worth about $2 million as of the trading date.

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Apple stock reaches record high of $300 per share

Apple stock reaches record high of $300 per share

Following relatively steady gains across 2019, Apple's stock price hit an all-time high during the first day of trading in 2020, closing just north of $300 at the bell.

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App Store dominates Google Play on Christmas Day app sales

App Store dominates Google Play on Christmas Day app sales

Apple's App Store enjoyed a bumper holiday season, with iPhone and iPad users spending more on Christmas 2019 than in 2018 by 16%, a rise that has also helped boost global app spending across all of December over the previous year.

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HBO's former CEO Richard Plepler strikes five-year Apple TV+ deal

HBO's former CEO Richard Plepler strikes five-year Apple TV+ deal

Richard Plepler, HBO's former chief executive of 27 years, has landed a long-term content deal with Apple TV+.

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The Brydge Pro+ keyboard adds a trackpad to your iPad Pro

The Brydge Pro+ keyboard adds a trackpad to your iPad Pro

Brydge, a company who makes keyboards and accessories for the iPad and MacBook, has announced that they are preparing to take preorders for the Brydge Pro+ — a second iteration of the much beloved Brydge Pro keyboard for the iPad.

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Dell adds iOS file transfers and app mirroring to Mobile Connect

Dell adds iOS file transfers and app mirroring to Mobile Connect

Dell will be making it easier for owners of its notebook lines to work on the move with their iPhones, by announcing an update to its Dell Mobile Connect software with iOS support to transfer files to apps on an iPhone, as well as to mirror apps on the notebook display.

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VideoReview: Satechi USB-C Apple Watch Dock is ideal for power users

Review: Satechi USB-C Apple Watch Dock is ideal for power users

Satechi's USB-C Magnetic Apple Watch Dock comes at a perfect time for power users who want to charge their Apple Watch with all of their latest gear.

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Two 'iPhone SE 2' models could launch in 2020

Two 'iPhone SE 2' models could launch in 2020

A questionable report from the supply chain based on a purported "roadmap" suggests that Apple could release two 'iPhone SE 2' models in 2020, in different sizes.

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Apple chip partner TSMC to start 5nm 'A14' production in mid-2020

Apple chip partner TSMC to start 5nm 'A14' production in mid-2020

TSMC is ready to begin manufacturing the "A14" chip intended for the late 2020 iPhone lineup starting in the second quarter of 2020.

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Wednesday, January 01, 2020

New Year 2020 deals: Save big on AirPods, new MacBook Pros, Apple Watches, iPad Air

New Year 2020 deals: Save big on AirPods, new MacBook Pros, Apple Watches, iPad Air

New Year 2020 deals are here with cash savings on Apple AirPods Pro, current and closeout MacBook Pros, Apple Watches — plus the return of $180 off the latest iPad Air.

Apple, former partner Imagination Technologies ink new licensing agreement

Apple, former partner Imagination Technologies ink new licensing agreement

UK-based chipmaker Imagination Technologies on Thursday announced Apple has replaced a licensing agreement first signed in 2014, though details of the deal, including what technology it covers, remain unknown.

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FeatureDecember 2019 in review: Apple releases the long awaited new Mac Pro

December 2019 in review: Apple releases the long awaited new Mac Pro

The Mac Pro and the Pro Display XDR dominated December, but there was also possibly, just possibly, an end to the year-long issues with China.

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VideoTwo months later: AirPods Pro versus Powerbeats Pro

Two months later: AirPods Pro versus Powerbeats Pro

Now that both AirPods Pro and Powerbeats Pro have been out for a few months, we pitch the pair head-to-head to see which ones we'd recommend for most users — and why.

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ExclusiveGot a new iPhone, iPad or Apple Watch? These Apple trade-in deals deliver bonus cash on used devices

Got a new iPhone, iPad or Apple Watch? These Apple trade-in deals deliver bonus cash on used devices

If you received a new Apple Watch 5, 16-inch MacBook Pro or iPad for the holidays, now is the time to sell your used device(s) for cash with exclusive trade-in bonuses. Put the money toward accessories — or save it for a rainy day — the choice is yours.

FeatureNovember 2019 in review: Apple TV+, and the 16-inch MacBook Pro

November 2019 in review: Apple TV+, and the 16-inch MacBook Pro

The new top of the range 16-inch MacBook Pro arrived this month. It was sooner than expected, cheaper than feared, and with a keyboard some had dreamed of.

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Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Jimmy Iovine reveals what's wrong with streaming music, talks Steve Jobs

Jimmy Iovine reveals what's wrong with streaming music, talks Steve Jobs

Former Apple Music executive Jimmy Iovine says streaming services are all facing the same problems about differentiation, but notes it's a great time to be an artist.

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FeatureOctober 2019 in review: AirPods Pro & lots of OS updates - but no Apple event

October 2019 in review: AirPods Pro & lots of OS updates - but no Apple event

October 2019 was full of news about China, just not much about tariffs or manufacturing. It also had the first hints of the Mac Pro, and the macOS and iOS releases were stumbling ahead.

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Anti-robocall TRACED legislation is now the law

Anti-robocall TRACED legislation is now the law

President Donald Trump has signed the TRACED anti-Robocall legislation into law, extending the FCC's powers regarding enforcement and potentially fines.

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Apple researching HomePod-like audio for future MacBook Pro

Apple researching HomePod-like audio for future MacBook Pro

Apple could manipulate traditional speakers into creating sound that appears to come from somewhere else, such as one from around a MacBook user instead of at the keyboard, to give a better audio experience.

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FeatureSeptember 2019: iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPad, and Series 5 Apple Watch

September 2019: iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPad, and Series 5 Apple Watch

This year's new iPhones event surprised us with just how unexpectedly good the phones are, plus just how much else was announced from the new always-on Apple Watch to a 10.2-inch iPad.

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Monday, December 30, 2019

Apple's Emergency SOS feature foils attempted sexual assault

Apple's Emergency SOS feature foils attempted sexual assault

An iPhone owner this week credited Apple's Emergency SOS feature with thwarting a sexual assault attempt in Virginia Beach, Va., an attack that could have turned deadly had police not received the automated alert.

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FeatureAugust 2019 in review: Apple Card arrives, Siri listeners, trade wars escalate

August 2019 in review: Apple Card arrives, Siri listeners, trade wars escalate

In August, 2019, the Apple Card was officially launched. At the same time, the company had to re-evaluate having people listen to Siri recordings, and the US/China trade tensions got complicated.

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Apple escalates legal fight with iOS virtualization tool provider Corellium

Apple escalates legal fight with iOS virtualization tool provider Corellium

The researchers at Corellium are under legal assault by Apple, and the security firm has responded to Apple's latest legal volley and effort to block its iOS virtualization tool with the DMCA.

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Tim Cook says Japan's Seiko Advance is why there's a Midnight Green iPhone

Tim Cook says Japan's Seiko Advance is why there's a Midnight Green iPhone

Apple CEO Tim Cook met with ink firm Seiko Advance during his tour of Japan, and the supplier has now revealed more of what it means to be an iPhone color provider.

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Apple reportedly planning PRODUCT(RED) Apple Watch Series 5

Apple reportedly planning PRODUCT(RED) Apple Watch Series 5

A brief mention in an unspecified Apple product database has sparked speculation that a PRODUCT(RED) version of the Apple Watch may soon be released.

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China's BOE set to become Apple's second-largest OLED screen supplier in 2021

China's BOE set to become Apple's second-largest OLED screen supplier in 2021

Sources in the supply chain say that BOE will provide 45 million OLED display panels for the iPhone, making it second only to Samsung, and exceeding LG.

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FeatureJuly 2019 in Review: MacBooks shaken up, trade wars, and Apple TV+ defense

July 2019 in Review: MacBooks shaken up, trade wars, and Apple TV+ defense

As if to stop people talking about how long they had to wait for the Mac Pro, or how badly Apple will be affected by Jony Ive's departure, the company revamped its MacBook and MacBook Pro range.

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Sunday, December 29, 2019

FeatureJune 2019 in review: The Mac Pro arrives at WWDC, and Jony Ive departs

June 2019 in review: The Mac Pro arrives at WWDC, and Jony Ive departs

In June, Apple revealed the Mac Pro and announced iPadOS at its annual WWDC, and then admitted that Chief Design Officer Jony Ive was leaving the company.

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