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Monday, February 24, 2020

Apple will soon let Mac Pro owners install their own chassis wheels

Apple will soon let Mac Pro owners install their own chassis wheels

When Apple launched Mac Pro in December, the company took flak for designing a machine with non-interchangeable feet, restricting owners from swapping out foot pegs for wheels without the help of Apple or an Authorized Service Provider. That will soon change.

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Apple to again skip US congressional hearing on Chinese influence in tech

Apple to again skip US congressional hearing on Chinese influence in tech

Apple has for the second time declined to attend a U.S. congressional hearing that would have scrutinized its relationship with China as part of a larger investigation into tech privacy and security.

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Apple continues to reopen China retail stores following coronavirus closures

Apple continues to reopen China retail stores following coronavirus closures

Apple is slowly reopening its fleet of Chinese retail stores after the new coronavirus outbreak forced closures of all outlets in the region earlier in February.

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Apple details cutting edge Mac Pro and Pro Display XDR tech in white papers [u]

Apple details cutting edge Mac Pro and Pro Display XDR tech in white papers [u]

Apple on Monday published a pair of white papers that offer a top-to-bottom overview of the technology employed in both Mac Pro and Pro Display XDR, the company's most powerful, and most expensive, Mac products.

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Apple leasing 220,000 square feet of offices in NYC's 11 Penn Plaza

Apple leasing 220,000 square feet of offices in NYC's 11 Penn Plaza

Apple's continued plans to expand in New York City has apparently resulted in signing a new lease, with the iPhone maker taking control of 220,000 square feet of office space near Madison Square Garden.

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Apple celebrates International Women's Day with 'She Creates' sessions

Apple celebrates International Women's Day with 'She Creates' sessions

Apple encourages female creativity and creation with a new series of "Today at Apple" sessions taking place throughout March.

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ARM Mac coming in first half of 2021, says Ming-Chi Kuo

ARM Mac coming in first half of 2021, says Ming-Chi Kuo

Apple is continuing to work on a self-designed processor for use in a future Mac, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, with the first possible release using an ARM-based chip instead of an Intel processor likely to arrive in the first half of 2021.

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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.

US backs EU's call for a global digital tax deal

US backs EU's call for a global digital tax deal

The French government warns that failure to reach a single, international digital tax system would make business hard for firms including Apple — and the US Treasury agrees.

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Safari to reject HTTPS certificates with over thirteen months validity

Safari to reject HTTPS certificates with over thirteen months validity

Apple places a hard cap of 398 days on certificate validity lengths, hoping to bolster safer, more secure browsing.

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US Supreme Court upholds VirnetX's $439m patent win over Apple

US Supreme Court upholds VirnetX's $439m patent win over Apple

Despite a last-minute argument from Apple that the judgment was "exceedingly unjust," the US Supreme Court has refused to allow a further appeal in the company's dispute with VirnetX.

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Coronavirus prompts rise in iPad sales for remote work and education

Coronavirus prompts rise in iPad sales for remote work and education

The ongoing coronavirus epidemic is seemingly helping to grow tablet sales in China, with the need for remote working and education to avoid possible infection prompting higher than anticipated sales of large-screen mobile devices like the iPad in the country.

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Warren Buffet says he's finally using an Apple iPhone

Warren Buffet says he's finally using an Apple iPhone

The 89-year-old billionaire Warren Buffet says that he has switched to the latest iPhone after years of using a $20 flip phone, despite years of investing in Apple and describing it as the best business in the world.

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FeatureRemembering Steve Jobs on what would be his 65th birthday

Remembering Steve Jobs on what would be his 65th birthday

How the circumstances of Steve Jobs's birth, and his decisions over education, would shape both his entire life — and the entire world through the creation of Apple and the Macintosh.

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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.

802.11ay Wi-Fi rumored for 'iPhone 12,' wireless charging for 'AirTag'

802.11ay Wi-Fi rumored for 'iPhone 12,' wireless charging for 'AirTag'

The "iPhone 12" could have extremely fast wireless networking with support for 802.11ay networking potentially allowing it to connect at gigabit speeds with home appliances and other hardware, and the long-rumored "AirTag" tracking device may use wireless charging.

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Wedbush seeing temporary coronavirus challenges, keeping $400 AAPL price target

Wedbush seeing temporary coronavirus challenges, keeping $400 AAPL price target

While the coronavirus is having impacts on the supply chain, Wedbush is holding fast on its $400 Apple stock target price and sees Apple's iPhone growth story continuing later in 2020.

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Late 2020 iPad Pro predicted to have Mini LED display

Late 2020 iPad Pro predicted to have Mini LED display

Apple is allegedly going to implement a Mini LED-based display in a iPad Pro in late 2020, with a report claiming a new vendor is imminently entering the product's supply chain.

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Sunday, February 23, 2020

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.

TipsHow to clean AirPods and the AirPods Charging Case

How to clean AirPods and the AirPods Charging Case

The cases get scuffed in your pocket or bag, and then there's the matter of ear wax. Whatever the cause, those gorgeous AirPods of yours — and their charging cases — soon get dirty. Here's what to do about it.

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'Find my' app helps bust sex trafficker & more in the Apple crime blotter

'Find my' app helps bust sex trafficker & more in the Apple crime blotter

Two huge Apple Store thefts in Milwaukee, Apple's "Find My" app leads to a sex trafficker, thousands of iPhone screens taken, and a stolen iPad found among other eclectic items — all this week in the Apple Crime Blotter.

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Saturday, February 22, 2020

Santander, intel contractor L3Harris Technologies drawn into Apple vs Corellium battle [u]

Santander, intel contractor L3Harris Technologies drawn into Apple vs Corellium battle [u]

A new development in the Apple versus Corellium legal battle has drawn two high-value private companies — L3Harris Technologies and Santander Bank — into the fight for using the iPhone virtualization software in question.

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Latest 'Shot on iPhone' video uses iPhone 11 Pro to highlight Nevada's Valley of Fire

Latest 'Shot on iPhone' video uses iPhone 11 Pro to highlight Nevada's Valley of Fire

Apple's newest video, "A Journey into the Valley of Fire," shows off iPhone 11 Pro's 4K video and Ultra Wide camera in an awe-inspiring Nevada state park.

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New Apple TV, iPod Touch appear in Target inventory systems

New Apple TV, iPod Touch appear in Target inventory systems

Listings for new Apple Watch bands, a new Apple TV set top box, and an updated iPod Touch are appearing in Target inventory scanners.

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Apple 'AirPods X Generation' for $399 pops up on Target inventory scanners

Apple 'AirPods X Generation' for $399 pops up on Target inventory scanners

Target employees have been sharing images of UPC scanners and computer systems indicating a yet unannounced Apple product called "Apple AirPods (X Generation)" coming soon with a price tag of $399.

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EditorialA8, A8X: How Apple's custom silicon hit Samsung with a one-two punch

A8, A8X: How Apple's custom silicon hit Samsung with a one-two punch

The year 2014— when Apple debuted its A8 chip— might seem like the distant past. Yet it marked a turning point in Apple's struggles with Samsung and created a much larger new playing field for iOS carved from former Android users. Here's why that matters.

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TipsHow to turn your Mac startup chime back on

How to turn your Mac startup chime back on

The discovery of a simple Terminal command will allow users to bring back the iconic Mac startup sound.

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Friday, February 21, 2020

ReviewReview: Twelve South Curve SE is a minimalist Mac stand

Review: Twelve South Curve SE is a minimalist Mac stand

Twelve South's newest pedestal for MacBook may look similar to the company's previous Curve stand. It does, however, boast a new sleek white appearance that is a rarity among MacBook stands.

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Apple Maps' Look Around feature works in three more U.S. cities

Apple Maps' Look Around feature works in three more U.S. cities

Apple has rolled out its "Look Around" feature of Apple Maps into three more cities in the United States, giving users the ability to see Boston, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C. at street level on their iPhone or iPad.

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FCC ordered to take public feedback on net neutrality repeal

FCC ordered to take public feedback on net neutrality repeal

The Federal Communications Commission is asking for comments from the public about its repeal of net neutrality, but only because it is legally required to do so in the wake of a lawsuit from Mozilla fighting the order - a lawsuit the FCC won.

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FeatureiPad for Work, Apple's Coronavirus issues, and Apple TV+ on AppleInsider Podcast

iPad for Work, Apple's Coronavirus issues, and Apple TV+ on AppleInsider Podcast

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, hosts Stephen Robles and Mike Wuerthele discuss the lack of an iPad app from Instagram, the productivity of the iPad for certain tasks, coronavirus affecting Apple's manufacturing schedule, the "Amazing Stories" trailer and Apple TV+ thoughts, and more.

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'AirPods Pro Lite' allegedly very close to production

'AirPods Pro Lite' allegedly very close to production

Apple's rumored 'AirPods Pro Lite' may have gained a new member of its supply chain, with a Taiwan firm reportedly on the cusp of providing components for the audio accessories.

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Samsung installs former finance minister Bahk Jae-wan as board chairman

Samsung installs former finance minister Bahk Jae-wan as board chairman

Samsung Electronics has named its new board chairman, former South Korean finance minister Bahk Jae-wan, an appointment aiming to increase transparency and independence following the jailing of his predecessor.

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Apple researching all-glass iPhone with wraparound touchscreen

Apple researching all-glass iPhone with wraparound touchscreen

New Apple research describes an all-glass iPhone which can display information, icons, and images on any surface — with the entire device touch sensitive.

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Samsung Galaxy S20 5G preorders are live with iPhone trade-in bonuses

Samsung Galaxy S20 5G preorders are live with iPhone trade-in bonuses

Apple iPhone users looking to make the switch to 5G can now pre-order Samsung Galaxy S20 devices with aggressive iPhone trade-in values and even free gift offers.

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Best Apple AirPods deals for 2020 [u]

Best Apple AirPods deals for 2020 [u]

Apple AirPods offer hands-free convenience with Siri support, as well as seamless integration with iPhones, Apple Watches, iPads and Macs thanks to Apple's H1 chip. We've rounded up the best AirPods deals going on right now, delivering instant cash savings and free shipping.

Apple granted restraining order against man who twice trespassed on Tim Cook's property

Apple granted restraining order against man who twice trespassed on Tim Cook's property

Recently unearthed court documents reveal Apple filed for, and received, a temporary restraining order against an "aggressive" stalker who harassed and threatened the safety of CEO Tim Cook and other executives.

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T-Mobile and Sprint revise merger terms, seek to close deal by April

T-Mobile and Sprint revise merger terms, seek to close deal by April

T-Mobile and Sprint continue to work toward a merger after gaining regulatory approval and defeating a federal antitrust challenge, and on Thursday announced an agreement on a revised deal that could see ratification as soon as April 1.

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Functional Apple-1, Steve Jobs-signed PowerBook to hit auction block in March

Functional Apple-1, Steve Jobs-signed PowerBook to hit auction block in March

A bevy of rare Apple computer hardware and Steve Jobs memorabilia is scheduled to hit the block at Boston auction house RR Auction next month, with highlights including a fully functional Apple-1, a PowerBook 190cs signed by late cofounder Steve Jobs and more.

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