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Friday, April 23, 2021

New, thicker 12.9-inch iPad Pro can't use previous Magic Keyboard

New, thicker 12.9-inch iPad Pro can't use previous Magic Keyboard

Buyers of the new 2021 12.9-inch iPad Pro will not be able to use the previous model's Magic Keyboard.

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Spotify to launch rival podcast subscriptions to Apple

Spotify to launch rival podcast subscriptions to Apple

Spotify is reportedly planning to introduce a paid podcast subscription service, and not take a cut of revenue as Apple's new Podcast subscriptions will.

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Online Apple Store down ahead of AirTag, purple iPhone 12 preorders

Online Apple Store down ahead of AirTag, purple iPhone 12 preorders

Apple late Thursday took its online storefront down as it prepares for an expected onslaught of preorders for new hardware, including purple iPhone 12 models and the much-anticipated AirTag.

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Thursday, April 22, 2021

Season two debut of Apple TV+ original 'Trying' delayed by one week

Season two debut of Apple TV+ original 'Trying' delayed by one week

The second season premiere of Apple TV+ original series "Trying" has been delayed by one week, with the show now scheduled to hit Apple's streaming service on May 21.

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ExclusiveDeals: save up to $200 on 2020 13" MacBook Pros, plus $60 off AppleCare

Deals: save up to $200 on 2020 13

AppleInsider readers this week can save $75 to $200 on every 2020 13-inch MacBook Pro at Adorama with exclusive coupon discounts. Plus, save $60 on AppleCare and get an additional 5% back with the new Edge Credit Card. Total savings can reach upward of $440 off the latest notebooks bundled with AC and the Edge financing promotion.

New Apple TV Siri Remote incompatible with some tvOS games

New Apple TV Siri Remote incompatible with some tvOS games

The Siri Remote included with Apple's new Apple TV 4K does not integrate an accelerometer or gyroscope for motion input, making it incompatible with some tvOS games.

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Internal Apple app guides users through Apple Park's green space

Internal Apple app guides users through Apple Park's green space

Apple has an internal application it uses as a guide to its Apple Park campus for new employees and visitors, as revealed by a Twitter user Thursday.

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Apple's Lisa Jackson says a green economy is better for the planet and business

Apple's Lisa Jackson says a green economy is better for the planet and business

Lisa Jackson, Apple's VP of Environment, Policy and Social Initiatives, says that switching to a greener economy could be better for the planet and for businesses' pocketbooks.

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Apple working on cuffless blood pressure monitoring technology

Apple working on cuffless blood pressure monitoring technology

Apple is working on technology that could detect a user's blood pressure by using neutral networks and seismocardiogram data, negating the need for a blood pressure cuff.

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Apple reiterates it has no plans to merge iPad and Mac

Apple reiterates it has no plans to merge iPad and Mac

Apple marketing chief Greg Joswiak maintains that the iPad and the Mac aren't merging anytime soon, despite the inclusion of the M1 chip in the latest iPad Pro models.

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Apple seeds first betas of iOS 14.6, iPadOS 14.6, tvOS 14.6, and watchOS 7.5

Apple seeds first betas of iOS 14.6, iPadOS 14.6, tvOS 14.6, and watchOS 7.5

Apple has seeded the first developer betas of iOS 14.6, iPadOS 14.6, and watchOS 7.5 and tvOS 14.6 to registered developers for testing.

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Apple pays homage to first Mac with new 'Hello' screensaver in macOS Big Sur

Apple pays homage to first Mac with new 'Hello' screensaver in macOS Big Sur

When Apple's macOS Big Sur 11.3 update launches it will include a new screensaver that pays homage to the first Mac.

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Apple must face lawsuit alleging that 'buying' media on iTunes is misleading

Apple must face lawsuit alleging that 'buying' media on iTunes is misleading

Apple must face a lawsuit claiming that it is misleadingly telling customers they can "purchase" content on iTunes or Apple TV, a federal judge ruled Thursday.

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Apple again extends in-app purchase deadline for live virtual events

Apple again extends in-app purchase deadline for live virtual events

Due to the ongoing pandemic, Apple agreed to again extend its deadline before requiring developers to use App Store in-app purchases for paid online virtual group events.

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Price wars heat up as Apple's M1 MacBook Air drops to $899

Price wars heat up as Apple's M1 MacBook Air drops to $899

On the heels of Amazon's $150 discount on the 512GB MacBook Air, B&H Photo has issued its own standout deal on the standard model, dropping the price to a record low $899.

Apple releases first macOS Big Sur 11.4 public beta to testers

Apple releases first macOS Big Sur 11.4 public beta to testers

Apple has made the first build of the macOS Big Sur 11.3 beta available to those in the public beta program.

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Apple begins publicly testing revamped Apple Maps for Spain and Portugal

Apple begins publicly testing revamped Apple Maps for Spain and Portugal

Apple is now publicly testing its revamped Apple Maps in Spain and Portugal, hinting that a rollout in the region could be on the way.

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iPhone 11, iPhone 12 dominate Apple's US sales, cheaper models struggle

iPhone 11, iPhone 12 dominate Apple's US sales, cheaper models struggle

The iPhone 11 was the top-selling individual model in the U.S. during Apple's second quarter, while the four iPhone 12 models comprised 61% of sales.

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Belkin Wemo Stage arrives with HomeKit support, NFC setup, and Thread

Belkin Wemo Stage arrives with HomeKit support, NFC setup, and Thread

Belkin will soon release its Wemo Stage scene controller for HomeKit, which includes support for six individual scenes as well as eventual Thread support.

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Apple reveals further details about AirTag's anti-stalking feature

Apple reveals further details about AirTag's anti-stalking feature

Alongside iPhone notifications when someone else's AirTag is with you, Apple has designed more ways to prevent malicious tracking — or theft.

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M1 MacBook Air (512GB) drops to $1,099 for the first time ever on Amazon

M1 MacBook Air (512GB) drops to $1,099 for the first time ever on Amazon

Amazon's latest round of hidden discounts delivers the best price we've seen on Apple's M1 MacBook Air with a 512GB SSD. Now $150 off while supplies last.

Microsoft Teams adds audio sharing and notifications for Mac users

Microsoft Teams adds audio sharing and notifications for Mac users

Those running Microsoft Teams on macOS are now able to share their Mac's system audio during a video call when another user is screen sharing.

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Netatmo adds HomeKit Secure Video to Smart Outdoor Camera, promises doorbell support soon

Netatmo adds HomeKit Secure Video to Smart Outdoor Camera, promises doorbell support soon

Netatmo has followed through with its promise to bring HomeKit Secure Video to its outdoor camera with floodlight via a free firmware update available to users shortly.

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ExclusiveCheap M1 Mac mini deals deliver prices as low as $645 (up to $110 off)

Cheap M1 Mac mini deals deliver prices as low as $645 (up to $110 off)

Apple's Mac mini is on sale this week, with exclusive coupon savings knocking up to $110 off M1 models.

Facebook 'dangerous vulnerability' exposes millions of email addresses

Facebook 'dangerous vulnerability' exposes millions of email addresses

After the company allegedly dismissed the exploit, a security researcher highlighted a Facebook vulnerability exposing millions of user email addresses.

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EA announces Battlefield mobile coming to iPhone in 2022

EA announces Battlefield mobile coming to iPhone in 2022

A new Battlefield experience is coming to iPhone and iPad in 2022 as a standalone game with a skill-based experience.

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Apple picks up 'Number One on the Call Sheet' documentary about pioneering Black actors

Apple picks up 'Number One on the Call Sheet' documentary about pioneering Black actors

A pair of "Number One on the Call Sheet" documentaries will debut on Apple TV+, celebrating Black achievement in the film industry.

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Updated lock screen and new notifications among iOS 15 improvements

Updated lock screen and new notifications among iOS 15 improvements

A new report claims that iOS 15, and iPadOS 15, are to feature a revamped notification system, plus lock screen changes, and increased privacy options.

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Apple Maps to add user reviews and photos in US [u]

Apple Maps to add user reviews and photos in US [u]

Following the feature's appearance in selected countries like the UK, Apple Maps appears poised to add user reviews and photos in the U.S. and beyond.

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Final week: Babbel Lifetime Subscription with 14 languages on sale for $199 ($300 off)

Final week: Babbel Lifetime Subscription with 14 languages on sale for $199 ($300 off)

Readers this week can save 60% on a lifetime Babbel language learning subscription, with 14 languages included. This marks the return of holiday pricing for the popular language-learning app.

Apple growing its own ad business as privacy changes limit rivals

Apple growing its own ad business as privacy changes limit rivals

As App Tracking Transparency is about to affect the marketing industry, Apple is reportedly working to expand its own advertising business with new App Store ads.

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'The Year Earth Changed' is most-viewed Apple TV+ unscripted show

'The Year Earth Changed' is most-viewed Apple TV+ unscripted show

The David Attenborough nature film, "The Year Earth Changed," is the number 1 Apple TV+ documentary around the world.

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Apple focuses on environmental justice and education as it celebrates Earth Day

Apple focuses on environmental justice and education as it celebrates Earth Day

As it does every year, Apple is celebrating Earth Day with a number of financial and educational initiatives designed to shine a light on environmental issues.

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Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Spotify, Tile, and Match Group call Apple anticompetitive at Senate hearing

Spotify, Tile, and Match Group call Apple anticompetitive at Senate hearing

Representatives from Spotify, Match Group, and Tinder testified against Apple at a Senate hearing Wednesday, accusing the Cupertino company of anticompetitive conduct.

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Signal hacks Cellebrite device, reveals vulnerabilities and potential Apple copyright concerns

Signal hacks Cellebrite device, reveals vulnerabilities and potential Apple copyright concerns

The CEO of secure messaging app Signal has hacked a phone unlocking device made by Cellebrite, revealing critical vulnerabilities that could be used against police investigators.

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Mobile ECG specialist AliveCor seeks US Apple Watch ban

Mobile ECG specialist AliveCor seeks US Apple Watch ban

AliveCor, a company that markets consumer ECG hardware and services, is taking its patent infringement suit against Apple a step further with a complaint to the U.S. International Trade Commission.

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What analysts thought about Apple's 'Spring Loaded' event on April 20

What analysts thought about Apple's 'Spring Loaded' event on April 20

Apple on Tuesday released new iPad Pro and iMac devices powered by the M1 chip, along with AirTag, a refreshed Apple TV 4K, a new podcasting service, and a purple iPhone 12. Here's what analysts thought about the event.

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Stolen Quanta documents show MacBook Pro with SD card slot, MagSafe

Stolen Quanta documents show MacBook Pro with SD card slot, MagSafe

Schematics stolen from Apple supplier Quanta Computer by ransomware gang REvil seemingly confirm that MagSafe, an SD card slot, and HDMI will be coming to a future MacBook Pro.

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macOS 11.4 adds support for AMD 'Big Navi' 6800, 6800XT, 6900XT

macOS 11.4 adds support for AMD 'Big Navi' 6800, 6800XT, 6900XT

Apple released the first developer beta of macOS 11.4 with the ability for Intel-based Macs to connect to GPUs that use AMD Navi RDNA2 architecture.

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