Get the Lowest Prices anywhere on Macs, iPads and Apple Watches: Apple Price Guides updated August 14th
 

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

FeatureHere are all of the Apple retail store openings, moves, and remodels in 2018

Here are all of the Apple retail store openings, moves, and remodels in 2018

With few setbacks, Apple is almost continuously expanding and updating its global retail chain, now over 500 locations. Here's the company's evolution in 2018 so far, updated on Aug. 14 with news on this weekend's reopenings in California and Illinois.

24 comments

Apple's HomePod claims six percent of the smart speaker market, as Google closes gap with Amazon

Apple's HomePod claims six percent of the smart speaker market, as Google closes gap with Amazon

New data says that Apple is now the fourth smart speaker manufacturer as measured in sales worldwide with about 700,000 HomePods sold in the quarter, about six months after its launch.

6 comments

VideoWhat's new in macOS Mojave beta 7

What's new in macOS Mojave beta 7

Apple continues to polish its upcoming major release for the Mac with Monday's release of macOS Mojave developer beta 7. A few more changes have been found, including one devastating blow to fans looking forward to Group FaceTime.

0 comments

Nativ adds Apple AirPlay & Google Cast to $1,599 Vita music hub

Nativ adds Apple AirPlay & Google Cast to $1,599 Vita music hub

Nativ this week announced support for Apple AirPlay and Google Cast on the Vita, its touchscreen-based music server and player aimed at audiophiles with money to spare.

4 comments

Apple proposes devices using depth mapping for gesture controls, contextual responses

Apple proposes devices using depth mapping for gesture controls, contextual responses

Home entertainment devices like the HomePod could be improved by analyzing the local environment and a user's actions, an Apple concept suggests, with monitoring of a room potentially able to improve gesture-based control of audio, as well as contextual responses like turning down the volume if the room is empty.

3 comments

Google Voice for iPhone & iPad gets new UI & Contacts tab

Google Voice for iPhone & iPad gets new UI & Contacts tab

Google this week updated the iOS edition of Google Voice with a significant redesign, modernized in both interface and aesthetics.

1 comment

Save up to $1,400 on Macs, including $100-$150 off 2018 MacBook Pros and 13" MBP (16GB, 256GB) for $1,399

Save up to $1,400 on Macs, including $100-$150 off 2018 MacBook Pros and 13

Just in, B&H has issued massive markdowns on Apple hardware with discounts of up to $1,400 off. Pick up a 13" MacBook Pro (non-Touch Bar) with 16GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD for $1,399, a discount of $300 off MSRP. Or save $100 to $150 on all 2018 models, plus $399 Mac minis and much more. All with no tax collected in most states.

Turkey's president calls for boycott of Apple products

Turkey's president calls for boycott of Apple products

Amid rising trade tensions with the United States and local economic catastrophe, Turkey's president has named Apple specifically as a boycott target.

40 comments

Siri multi-user support could offer personalized responses to different voices

Siri multi-user support could offer personalized responses to different voices

Apple is considering ways to allow Siri to provide personalized results for specific users speaking to it, by making the digital assistant recognize the user's identity, with the added possibility of limiting queries to just one user's voice.

3 comments

Apple Pencil support, 512GB flash storage might be coming to 2018 iPhone refresh

Apple Pencil support, 512GB flash storage might be coming to 2018 iPhone refresh

An analyst firm has chimed in on 2018 iPhone rumors, adding the possibility that Apple Pencil support may be coming to the high-end releases in the fall.

28 comments

Monday, August 13, 2018

ExclusiveKiller Deals: Save up to $785 on Apple's 2018 MacBook Pro, plus 0% financing

Killer Deals: Save up to $785 on Apple's 2018 MacBook Pro, plus 0% financing

New, steeper discounts have arrived on Apple's 2018 MacBook Pro, and these deals are available only at AppleInsider. Save $100 to $175 on every 2018 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar and $200 to $250 on every 15-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar with no tax outside NY and NJ and 0% financing for 12 months OAC. Many shoppers can save up to $785 compared to buying direct.

Apple held secret meeting with developers in 2017 to push app subscriptions

Apple held secret meeting with developers in 2017 to push app subscriptions

In a meeting in a New York loft last year, Apple told around 30 developers that they ought to embrace subscription models.

48 comments

Apple hosts Nobel Laureate Malala Yousafzai at Apple Park, touts cooperation with Malala Fund

Apple hosts Nobel Laureate Malala Yousafzai at Apple Park, touts cooperation with Malala Fund

Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Malala Yousafzai visited Apple Park on Monday, where she discussed Apple's ongoing Malala Fund partnership with hosts CEO Tim Cook and VP of Environment, Policy and Social Initiatives Lisa Jackson.

3 comments

Apple pulls iOS 12 beta 7 OTA update amid performance woes

Apple pulls iOS 12 beta 7 OTA update amid performance woes

The latest iOS 12 beta 7 over-the-air update has been made temporarily unavailable as Apple investigates reports of unexpected performance issues associated with the release.

26 comments

ExclusiveLowest price ever: Apple's 13" MacBook Pro with function keys (16GB, 256GB) for $1,399 ($300 off)

Lowest price ever: Apple's 13

Ringing in as the lowest price ever, Apple's current 13-inch MacBook Pro with function keys and premium upgrades, including 16GB of memory and 256GB of storage, is on sale for $1,399. This $300 discount is available exclusively at AppleInsider and includes free expedited shipping with no tax collected in most states.

Google apps continue to track users even if location services are disabled

Google apps continue to track users even if location services are disabled

Google's services will attempt to monitor the movements of a user's device even if the user disables location services, with some Android and iOS apps produced by the search giant allegedly recording location data without the user's knowledge, an investigation into the feature claims.

46 comments

FeatureHere are the vehicles and receivers with Apple CarPlay announced in 2018

Here are the vehicles and receivers with Apple CarPlay announced in 2018

Once an expensive niche option — and still that way, in some cases — CarPlay is becoming increasingly common on new cars, trucks, and SUVs, as well as aftermarket receivers. Here's a roundup of the introductions in 2018 so far, the latest being Toyota's 2019 Camry and Sienna models.

33 comments

All three 2018 iPhones to support wireless charging, AirPower mat to cost $150, rumors say

All three 2018 iPhones to support wireless charging, AirPower mat to cost $150, rumors say

As predicted Apple's 5.8-, 6.1-, and 6.5-inch iPhones shipping this fall should all offer wireless charging, and the company's long-delayed AirPower mat should finally ship around the same time for $150, reports claim.

26 comments

Hands-OnHands on: Audio-Technica's gesture-controlled, noise-cancelling ATH-ANC700BT headphones

Hands on: Audio-Technica's gesture-controlled, noise-cancelling ATH-ANC700BT headphones

One of the year's more notable entries into the realm of high-fidelity Bluetooth headphones comes from Audio-Technica, which is trying to bridge the gap between performance and cost with its $199 QuietPoint ATH-ANC700BT, or the 700BT for short.

4 comments

TipsHow to replace Apple Mail on the Mac, and why you might want to switch

How to replace Apple Mail on the Mac, and why you might want to switch

Look beyond the standard email app to get more power features like converting messages into To Do tasks or calendar appointments. AppleInsider checks out the reasons to leave Apple Mail — and the reasons to stay.

14 comments

Group FaceTime won't be available for initial iOS 12 or macOS Mojave release

Group FaceTime won't be available for initial iOS 12 or macOS Mojave release

Apple's Group FaceTime feature apparently isn't ready for prime time, and won't be available to the general public when iOS 12 is made available to customers in the fall.

31 comments

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

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

Apple has started to distribute the seventh betas of its milestone operating systems to developers for testing, with new builds of macOS Mojave, iOS 12, tvOS 12, and watchOS 5 made available just a week after the last batch.

12 comments

Foxconn taking charge of vast majority of iPhone production this fall

Foxconn taking charge of vast majority of iPhone production this fall

Foxconn will not only manufacture every second-generation, 5.8-inch OLED iPhone — sometimes dubbed the "iPhone XS" — but 90 percent of 6.5-inch "XS Plus" units, and 75 percent of a 6.1-inch LCD budget model, according to one research firm.

1 comment

'Synthetic Click' attack re-emerges in macOS High Sierra at Defcon

'Synthetic Click' attack re-emerges in macOS High Sierra at Defcon

A vulnerability has been discovered in macOS that could allow an attacker to impersonate a mouse click, enabling for it to bypass security prompts and completely compromise a Mac, a flaw that was found by accident.

5 comments

ReviewReview: Hue Lily multi-color spotlights bring HomeKit to the outdoors

Review: Hue Lily multi-color spotlights bring HomeKit to the outdoors

Hue has become the most popular indoor smart light, and now they have evolved to tackle the outdoors as well. Hue Lily is one of many new outdoor bulbs and fixtures from Signify, marking the first official outdoor HomeKit lights.

2 comments

Apple manufacturer Foxconn sees second quarterly fall, unlikely connected to iPhones

Apple manufacturer Foxconn sees second quarterly fall, unlikely connected to iPhones

Foxconn posted disappointing net profits for the June quarter on Monday, though the results may not be directly connected to its biggest client, Apple.

8 comments

Quanta rumored to be building new 'inexpensive' MacBooks in Dec. quarter

Quanta rumored to be building new 'inexpensive' MacBooks in Dec. quarter

Frequent Apple partner Quanta should soon see a surge in orders thanks to "new inexpensive notebooks" from the former, a report claimed on Monday.

19 comments

Australian parliament will debate bill to weaken encryption by end of 2018

Australian parliament will debate bill to weaken encryption by end of 2018

Australia's government will debate proposed legislation before the end of this year that could force Apple and other companies to introduce backdoors into their products and services, such as the iPhone or iMessage, under the guise of assisting with national security and law enforcement investigations.

19 comments

Apple job listing points to 'new products and initiatives' for iCloud

Apple job listing points to 'new products and initiatives' for iCloud

Apple is once again at work on serious improvements to iCloud, a recent job listing may suggest.

4 comments

Apple fighting high property tax assessments in Santa Clara county

Apple fighting high property tax assessments in Santa Clara county

When it comes to disputing local tax assessments, Apple is one of the toughest companies in Silicon Valley, and the company has repeatedly clashed with Santa Clara County to cut down how much tax it needs to pay.

24 comments

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Ralph Nader once again assails Apple's stock buybacks

Ralph Nader once again assails Apple's stock buybacks

The longtime consumer advocate, in a new interview, says Apple could have spent its cash pile on hiring, on pensions, or on stepped-up recycling programs, rather than on stock buybacks.

90 comments

ReviewReview: Apple and Blackmagic's eGPU with Thunderbolt 3 connectivity

Review: Apple and Blackmagic's eGPU with Thunderbolt 3 connectivity

AppleInsider takes an in-depth look at Apple and Blackmagic's Thunderbolt-enabled eGPU, testing the MacBook-accelerating hardware with a gamut of tests from 5K gaming to video editing. We show you everything that sets this eGPU apart from the pack.

15 comments

Saturday, August 11, 2018

EditorialApple Services and the ecosystem of value capture

Apple Services and the ecosystem of value capture

Apple's remarkable success in iTunes and its App Stores bears striking similarity to another example of a platform developer investing in its own ecosystem: transit Value Capture. App Store Value Capture has changed the game for Apple, and is now fueling a faster rate of revenue growth for the company than all of its hardware segments combined.

32 comments

VideoComparing the 2018 15-inch 2018 MacBook Pro with the Dell XPS 15 9570

Comparing the 2018 15-inch 2018 MacBook Pro with the Dell XPS 15 9570

The 2018 15-inch MacBook Pro is powerful and well designed, but can it keep competitors like the Dell XPS 15 9570 at bay? AppleInsider looks at both to see which is the better overall package.

45 comments

App Roundup: PGA Championship 2018, The Views News, Instapaper Premium, more!

App Roundup: PGA Championship 2018, The Views News, Instapaper Premium, more!

In the constantly-changing landscape of the App Store and the software marketplace, new apps and updates to existing titles are announced all the time. AppleInsider highlights some of the more notable app introductions and software updates for iOS and macOS that surfaced in the past week.

3 comments

This week on AI: What's new in Apple's iOS 12 & macOS Mojave betas, iPhones as passports & more

This week on AI: What's new in Apple's iOS 12 & macOS Mojave betas, iPhones as passports & more

Apple's latest iOS and macOS betas were the centerpiece of the week, but travel, CarPlay, and the performance of 2018 MacBook Pros were also on your minds.

0 comments

Friday, August 10, 2018

Trump says will meet Apple CEO Tim Cook for dinner

Trump says will meet Apple CEO Tim Cook for dinner

Less than four months after their April White House meeting, President Donald Trump tweeted that he and Apple CEO Tim Cook are set to dine together Friday night.

0 comments

New Siri Shortcuts beta introduces limited HomeKit integration

New Siri Shortcuts beta introduces limited HomeKit integration

Apple on Friday released a new beta version of its Shortcuts app to developers for testing, and while the update is light on big feature additions, some users who are concurrently running the latest build of iOS 12 beta have reported limited HomeKit integration.

1 comment

Hands-OnHands on: Final Draft 10 hangs on as the best tool for screenwriters

Hands on: Final Draft 10 hangs on as the best tool for screenwriters

This specialist word processor has enough quirks to make it irritating, yet it continues to speed up the repetitive parts of screenwriting so much. AppleInsider starts crafting the next, great Netflix series.

5 comments