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Tuesday, February 18, 2020

First Alert adds Apple AirPlay 2 support to Onelink Safe & Sound smoke detector

First Alert adds Apple AirPlay 2 support to Onelink Safe & Sound smoke detector

First Alert on Tuesday issued a software update that adds AirPlay 2 support to its Onelink Safe & Sound smoke and carbon monoxide alarm-cum-speaker, fulfilling longstanding customer requests for integration with Apple's audio streaming technology.

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ExclusiveKiller deal: Apple's latest 13" MacBook Pro (2.4GHz, 8GB, 256GB) drops to $1,449

Killer deal: Apple's latest 13

Better than Black Friday pricing is here for a limited time, with Apple's current 13-inch MacBook Pro (Mid 2019) with a quad-core processor, 256GB of storage and four Thunderbolt 3 ports now $350 off.

VideoReview: Insta360 GO is the AirPods-like action cam to beat

Review: Insta360 GO is the AirPods-like action cam to beat

With a tiny form factor, unique social features, and an easy-to-use design, the Insta 360 Go is the new everyday action cam to beat.

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ExclusiveDeals: Save $150 to $450 on every Apple 16-inch MacBook Pro

Deals: Save $150 to $450 on every Apple 16-inch MacBook Pro

Extended by popular demand! Apple authorized resellers have extended record-breaking discounts on Apple's brand-new 16-inch MacBook Pro, delivering cash savings of up to $450 off every model, including loaded Core i9 systems, via instant rebates and exclusive coupons. Find out how to save hundreds of dollars and grab the lowest prices on the ultimate Apple laptop.

iPhone supply delays could extend into April as suppliers battle coronavirus

iPhone supply delays could extend into April as suppliers battle coronavirus

Apple's coronavirus-related supply chain issues will be a problem for the company long into April, a report claims, as despite efforts from assembly partners, supplies of the iPhone may be constrained for some time to come.

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Apple releases updates for watchOS 6.1.3, watchOS 5.3.5 for legacy iPhones

Apple releases updates for watchOS 6.1.3, watchOS 5.3.5 for legacy iPhones

Apple has released multiple updates for the Apple Watch, with watchOS 6.1.3 released for up-to-date versions of the wearable device alongside watchOS 5.3.5 for owners of older iPhones that are not able to use the latest iOS releases.

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EditorialWhy Apple's guidance correction is causing less panic versus 2019

Why Apple's guidance correction is causing less panic versus 2019

For the second time in two years, Apple has issued a correction to its revenue guidance. After looking foolish for sensationalizing Apple's downfall last year, analysts and tech media reporters are exercising more caution in their coverage of how business interruptions by the coronavirus might affect the company.

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Apple Music upgrades album catalog by showing 'Other Versions'

Apple Music upgrades album catalog by showing 'Other Versions'

Apple has started to roll out its "Other Versions" feature for Apple Music, offering subscribers of the music streaming service the option to listen to songs from alternate versions or secondary deluxe releases of an artist's albums.

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ExclusiveLowest price ever: Apple's Mac Pro (3.5GHz, 32GB, 256GB, 580X) drops to $5,399, save on tax w/ Payboo

Lowest price ever: Apple's Mac Pro (3.5GHz, 32GB, 256GB, 580X) drops to $5,399, save on tax w/ Payboo

Apple's Mac Pro (Late 2019) has dropped to the lowest price on record at B&H Photo, with the 8-core model now $600 off exclusively for AI readers. Plus, grab free shipping and even a sales tax refund in select states with the Payboo Card.

'Apple Tags' tracking devices launching summer 2020, says Ming-Chi Kuo

'Apple Tags' tracking devices launching summer 2020, says Ming-Chi Kuo

The rumored "Apple Tags" tracking fobs will ship in the middle of 2020, Ming-Chi Kuo believes, with shipments of the Ultra Wideband-based tag anticipated to be in the order of "tens of millions" by the end of the year.

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Apple Pencil could gain haptic system that could monitor a user's grip

Apple Pencil could gain haptic system that could monitor a user's grip

A future version of the Apple Pencil could include a system that can provide vibrations to the user's fingertips while grasping the stylus, and may also be able to detect how the user is gripping the device.

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Supply chain sources predicting 12-inch iPad Pro in the spring

Supply chain sources predicting 12-inch iPad Pro in the spring

A supply chain source is predicting a 12-inch iPad Pro for the spring, but it isn't exactly clear where they're getting the information.

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Adjustable smart fabric with built-in buttons could make Apple Watch accessories smarter

Adjustable smart fabric with built-in buttons could make Apple Watch accessories smarter

Apple is working on new ways to use fabrics as part of the design of its devices and accessories, including a system for adjusting how tight a piece of fabric is at specific locations, and creating fabric domes that could be used as a switch.

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Apple's coronavirus revenue miss seen as short-term hurdle

Apple's coronavirus revenue miss seen as short-term hurdle

While industry observers are clearly seeing a short-term financial and business impact from the coronavirus outbreak in China, the first analysts chiming in on the situation don't have long-term concerns surrounding Apple's financial prospects.

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Apple's 'iPhone SE 2,' iPad Pro reportedly on track despite coronavirus

Apple's 'iPhone SE 2,' iPad Pro reportedly on track despite coronavirus

Industry reports suggest the low-cost "iPhone SE 2" and a refresh of the iPad Pro line will still launch in March, with the iPad Pro refresh arriving shortly thereafter —although the impact of the coronavirus raises questions about Apple's over-reliance on Chinese manufacturing.

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Monday, February 17, 2020

Tim Cook issues memo to staff regarding coronavirus outbreak

Tim Cook issues memo to staff regarding coronavirus outbreak

Tim Cook has released a memo to Apple staff, discussing the impacts of the coronavirus has made Apple's return to normal conditions somewhat slower than anticipated.

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Patent troll targets Apple in touch screen patent infringement case

Patent troll targets Apple in touch screen patent infringement case

An infamous patent troll has resurfaced, and is suing Apple and many others over the infringement of four patents dealing with capacitive keyboards and sensors used in the iPhone 11, third-generation iPad Pro, and similar products by other vendors like Microsoft and Samsung.

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Apple will miss quarterly guidance & iPhone sales estimates because of coronavirus

Apple will miss quarterly guidance & iPhone sales estimates because of coronavirus

Apple is revising its quarterly guidance downward not just a as a result of lowered sales in China because of the coronavirus, but also because of production problems in the country that are just now starting to be overcome.

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Apple event rumored for March 31, date is little more than an educated guess

Apple event rumored for March 31, date is little more than an educated guess

An Apple media event said to feature the "iPhone SE 2"is rumored to take place at the end of March — but the rumor offers nothing to substantiate it, making it nothing more than an educated guess.

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Apple, Google, Facebook lobby EU over AI regulation plans

Apple, Google, Facebook lobby EU over AI regulation plans

Senior Artificial Intelligence executives from technology firms, including Apple, are in Brussels to make their case as the European Union aims to set regulations on artificial intelligence that could drastically affect machine learning globally.

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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.

Apple teases 'Amazing Stories' in Apple TV app, YouTube trailer

Apple teases 'Amazing Stories' in Apple TV app, YouTube trailer

Apple has started to promote the Steven Spielberg anthology series 'Amazing Stories' for Apple TV+, alerting potential viewers of the Steven Spielberg show's availability from March 6 via the Apple TV app, as well as publishing a trailer for the show on YouTube.

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Coronavirus may slow 'AirPods Pro Lite,' 2020 iPad Pro launches

Coronavirus may slow 'AirPods Pro Lite,' 2020 iPad Pro launches

The ongoing coronavirus epidemic is allegedly impacting production of two unannounced Apple products, with the rumored "AirPods Pro Lite" supposedly pushed back to later in the year, while ramping up of assembly for the 2020 iPad Pro refresh is going slower than intended.

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Berkshire Hathaway sold over $800M in Apple shares in Q1 2020

Berkshire Hathaway sold over $800M in Apple shares in Q1 2020

Berkshire Hathaway, Warren Buffett's investment fund, has reduced its holdings in Apple over the last quarter, offloading in excess of $800 million worth of Apple stock over a three-month period, but it still maintains its position as the iPhone maker's biggest shareholder.

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HQ Trivia app closes down, ends with drunken presenters asking for jobs

HQ Trivia app closes down, ends with drunken presenters asking for jobs

The makers of the high-profile HQ Trivia app have gone bankrupt, and its last live broadcast featured drunk presenters looking for work, while paying the final prize money out of their own pockets.

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Sunday, February 16, 2020

Apple Music Replay has been updated to create a 2020 Replay playlist

Apple Music Replay has been updated to create a 2020 Replay playlist

Apple Music's Replay service generates a curated playlist based on your year of listening so far, and has just been updated to support 2020.

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Apple Maps Transit directions go live in various locations in the EU

Apple Maps Transit directions go live in various locations in the EU

Apple Maps are showing train, bus, and tram directions for users in new European locations such as France, Spain, and Germany as a new update appears rolls out across the EU.

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FeatureApple Maps vs Google Maps - smartphone mapping titans battle it out in 2020

Apple Maps vs Google Maps - smartphone mapping titans battle it out in 2020

Apple Maps and Google Maps have both recently undergone major updates. AppleInsider takes a look at both, and examines which changes might shift which platform you want to use.

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B&H launches massive Apple Mac sale: save up to $1,000

B&H launches massive Apple Mac sale: save up to $1,000

Fresh markdowns have been issued at Apple Authorized Reseller B&H Photo, with bonus savings on 16-inch MacBook Pros, 21.5-inch and 27-inch iMacs, and even new Mac Pros.

Saturday, February 15, 2020

Apple launching program to store content closer to consumers

Apple launching program to store content closer to consumers

Apple Edge Cache is a new service that enables better content delivery to end users with Apple-managed servers inside an internet provider's network.

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FeatureiPhone 11 Pro Max vs Samsung Galaxy S20+ - the best ultra-premium smartphones

iPhone 11 Pro Max vs Samsung Galaxy S20+ - the best ultra-premium smartphones

Samsung has made sure that Apple's iPhone 11 Pro Max and the new Galaxy S20+ are direct competitors. With Samsung pushing further into the ultra-premium range with the Galaxy S20 Ultra, does Apple still offer enough to the prosumer six months after the release of the iPhone 11 Pro Max?

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Apple Watch helps save the life of teen athlete in Oklahoma

Apple Watch helps save the life of teen athlete in Oklahoma

Another life was saved with the assistance of an Apple Watch — this time a teen athlete in Oklahoma was alerted to an unusually high heart rate while in class.

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Amazon-owned Woot launches mega Apple clearance sale

Amazon-owned Woot launches mega Apple clearance sale

Woot has launched a clearance sale discounting MacBooks, MacBook Pros, iPad Pros, iPhones and more by hundreds of dollars. Prices start at just $179 during the open box sale, with limited quantities available at the reduced prices.

ReviewReview: Mous and the merits of a modular iPhone case system

Review: Mous and the merits of a modular iPhone case system

For the latest crop of iPhones, case manufacturer Mous has pushed forward to its Limitless 3.0 magnetic mounting system to provide a modular and protective lineup.

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Friday, February 14, 2020

Apple may be working on its own antenna technology for the 5G 'iPhone 12'

Apple may be working on its own antenna technology for the 5G 'iPhone 12'

Reports have emerged in the last 24 hours with contradictory sources all claiming to have the inside track on the details surrounding the antenna technology expected in the 5G "iPhone 12" — with one claiming that Apple will do most of the work itself.

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Former iPhone chip designer hits back at Apple for anticompetitive practices

Former iPhone chip designer hits back at Apple for anticompetitive practices

As the legal battle wears on, former Apple engineer Gerard Williams III now claims Apple has been headhunting employees at Nuvia as part of an anticompetitive campaign against him.

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Apple shares an inside look at a 'Little America' episode

Apple shares an inside look at a 'Little America' episode

The latest behind-the-scenes look at the Apple TV+ show 'Little America' aims to show how a lack of dialogue can highlight personal connections between characters.

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TipsHow to cancel your Apple Music subscription

How to cancel your Apple Music subscription

Apple does make cancelling subscriptions straightforward, once you know how, but it's less clearcut with Apple Music since you'll want your own music to still be available to you.

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Apple's ARKit release left Google flat-footed

Apple's ARKit release left Google flat-footed

While Apple and Facebook push forward with augmented reality and virtual reality hardware, Google, burned by Google Glass and a late start to a smartphone AR framework, lags behind.

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