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Topic: iOS

All the changes to Notifications on your iPhone in iOS 12

08/10/2018, 01:08 pm

Everyone dreads the chore of dealing with a large influx of Notifications, but we still need them to keep up with what is going on. Fortunately, in iOS 12, Apple made a number of changes to the improve the user experience.

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Apple's secret Services sauce sells systems

08/10/2018, 11:08 am

Despite making the hardware business look easy, Apple hasn't always been incredibly successful in introducing new devices. But comparing its biggest hits with its worst misses helps to isolate a secret sauce that is driving demand for the company's products globally.

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Denon and Marantz roll out AirPlay 2 support for select AV receivers

08/09/2018, 10:08 pm

Audio specialists Denon and Marantz began rolling out promised support for Apple's AirPlay 2 on Thursday, providing owners with firmware updates that bring certain AV receivers in compliance with the wireless streaming protocol.

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Unicode 12 emoji shortlist includes 55 gender & skin tone combos for couples holding hands

08/09/2018, 04:08 pm

On Thursday the Unicode Consortium -- of which Apple is a part -- announced the 179 candidates that are on the shortlist for emoji in Unicode 12, which should reach iPhones and other mobile devices in the first quarter of 2019.

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The myth of Apple's impossibly difficult (yet super easy) hardware business

08/09/2018, 01:08 pm

Every time Apple has entered a new market segment, the wailing sirens of punditry have scrambled to scream out their logic of how impossible it will be for the company to ever get established, to meaningfully change the rules, and to succeed commercially. And at the same time, those same critics frequently throw out the idea that Apple doesn't even have to try to succeed in hardware, because its audience of raving fans will blindly buy any overpriced, underperforming thing the company releases. In both cases, they're wrong, here's why.

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Siri improved small business name recognition by using local language models

08/09/2018, 12:08 pm

Improvements to the way Siri recognizes names of small businesses and local points of interest are due to the use of language models designed for specific locations, Apple's Machine Learning Journal reveals, helping the virtual assistant understand local names for nearby places.

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Everything new in iOS 12 beta 6

08/06/2018, 03:08 pm

Earlier on Monday, Apple released the sixth beta of iOS 12 to developers. We've had our heads down rooting through this latest update to see what has changed in this update.

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Apple distributes sixth developer betas for iOS 12, macOS 10.14 Mojave, tvOS 12, watchOS 5 [u]

08/06/2018, 01:08 pm

Apple has issued the sixth betas of its milestone operating systems, with developers able to test new builds of macOS Mojave, iOS 12, tvOS 12, and watchOS 5 just one week after the release of the previous beta batch.

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App Roundup: Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2, Strava, Obscura 2, Cardhop, more!

08/04/2018, 08:08 am

Many new apps and updates to existing releases are pushed to the App Store and other digital marketplaces every day, and it's hard to keep track of all of them. AppleInsider has gathered together some of the highlight macOS and iOS software updates and new apps that surfaced in the last week.

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What's new with Apple CarPlay in iOS 12

08/03/2018, 11:08 am

This year, CarPlay didn't get the major overhaul we were hoping for, but there are still a few improvements that go a long way to improving the overall experience. Let's hit the road to see what's new with CarPlay in iOS 12.

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Apple's removal of the HomeKit doorbell category is no cause for alarm

08/02/2018, 01:08 pm

As we reported two weeks ago, doorbells were deleted from the upcoming and current HomeKit product page, leaving many in limbo on the actual status of the category. But, there are options, and no cause for concern about the ecosystem.

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Apple working to cut down iMessage spam in China

08/02/2018, 07:08 am

Chinese carriers are working with Apple to come up with ways to reduce spam in iMessage, state media claims, with Apple allegedly working on developing "advanced technology" to cut down on the unwanted messages and identify accounts sending the messages.

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Apple to end App Store Affiliate Program in October

08/01/2018, 07:08 pm

Apple on Wednesday announced a major change to its iTunes Affiliate Program that will see commissions for iOS and Mac apps and in-app content removed from the initiative starting in October.

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Surrender, Detroit! Automakers should give in and develop native apps for CarPlay

08/01/2018, 08:08 am

CarPlay has grown over the years, but there is only so much Apple itself can do on its own to address its shortcomings. After years of holding out, automakers need to get over concerns that Apple is encroaching on their territory and finally start to create their own apps for CarPlay.

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Hands on: iA Writer for Mac and iOS claims to be a calming, relaxing text editor

07/31/2018, 01:07 pm

The latest iA Writer won't distract you, won't interrupt, and won't do anything to get in the way of the words you type -- and that can be good and bad simultaneously, depending on your style and what you need. AppleInsider grabs a stress ball and tries it out.

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Apple issues fourth public betas of iOS 12, tvOS 12, macOS 10.14 Mojave

07/31/2018, 01:07 pm

Apple is continuing to shake down its upcoming operating system updates ahead of their expected release this fall, by providing participants of its public beta program with a fourth build of both iOS 12, macOS 10.14 and tvOS 12 to test out.

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Everything new in iOS 12 beta 5 [u]

07/30/2018, 03:07 pm

Earlier on Monday, Apple released the fifth beta of iOS 12 to developers. AppleInsider has been digging through this most recent release and we have assembled a long list of everything that has changed this time around.

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Apple issues fifth developer betas of iOS 12, tvOS 12, macOS 10.14 Mojave, and watchOS 5

07/30/2018, 01:07 pm

Apple has rolled out its fifth set of developer betas for its milestone operating systems, with new test releases of iOS 12, tvOS 12, watchOS 5, and macOS Mojave now available to download.

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Hands on: Mophie's Powerstation Plus XL stands out from the battery pack with built-in Lightning in, Lightning out & wireless charging

07/30/2018, 10:07 am

If you're a power-hungry iOS user who's all-in on Apple's mobile ecosystem, the new Mophie Powerstation Plus XL may very well prove itself to be a must-have accessory, as its integrated Lightning male plug and female recharging port make it a truly unique mobile battery for iPhone and iPad users.

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Call reporting function in iOS 12 may help Apple avoid iPhone ban in India

07/30/2018, 09:07 am

The stand-off between Apple and the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) may be ending, after Apple reportedly advised the regulator the company a method is on the way in iOS 12 to add a Do Not Disturb app on the country's iPhones, in order to avoid an iPhone ban on the country's mobile networks.

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