Bloomberg Businessweek's claims of Chinese spy chips hidden in Apple and Amazon servers has been refuted, debunked, and ridiculed. You just wouldn't know that from what Bloomberg has said or, most recently, done.
With holiday travel fast approaching and college students knee deep in the fall semester, Apple's portable iPad is a versatile solution — lightweight enough to toss into a backpack, while still powerful enough for taking notes when seconds count. We've rounded up the best iPad deals going on now, with savings of up to $410 off.
This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, Victor and William talk about the release of iOS 13, 13.1, and how Amazon and Apple are both working on hyper-local protocols for home automation. Plus Victor interviews John Wyner of Izotope about audio production.
To compete with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant, critics have insisted that Apple would need its own drastically cheaper HomePod. But instead of Apple moving down into the loss leader territory of $30 Echo Dots and Google Home minis, Amazon has unveiled its much more expensive Echo Studio, with a $200 price tag equivalent to a half dozen Echo Dots.
Just as it did last year, Amazon used its September event to launch a large number of new products from across its vast empire of subsidiaries. AppleInsider collects together some of the less prominent announcements to come out of Seattle on Wednesday.
Amazon has revealed the Echo Buds, the retailer's attempt to capitalize on the wireless earphone trend led by Apple's AirPods, with its version including Alexa as well as Bose-developed active noise cancellation.
Amazon's rival to Apple's AirPods will include fitness-tracking capabilities, a report claims, with the online retail giant's audio accessories set to be accompanied by a new audio-focused Echo that includes a woofer for better sound quality.
Month-end Apple deals are delivering cash savings on everything from the Apple Watch Series 5 to Vega MacBook Pros and iMacs. Many of the markdowns at top Apple Authorized Resellers are in addition to bonus perks, such as free expedited shipping and no interest financing offers.
Labor Day sales are going on now at top Apple retailers, with savings of up to $700 off MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, iMac, Apple Watch and iPad devices. Shop the weekend sales now at Adorama, Amazon, B&H and Best Buy for the best selection and steepest discounts, with prices as low as $199.
Apple is one of over 180 major companies to sign a statement from the Business Roundtable saying that corporations need to focus on fair trading, ethics and responsibility instead of solely on shareholder returns.