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Saturday, November 16, 2019

VideoSpecs compared: Apple's 16-inch MacBook Pro versus the 2019 15-inch MacBook Pro

Specs compared: Apple's 16-inch MacBook Pro versus the 2019 15-inch MacBook Pro

Apple has just launched the 16-inch MacBook Pro, one that replaces the 15-inch version of the popular notebook line. AppleInsider pitches the specifications of each against each other to see how much of a difference there is between the two models, aside from screen size.

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Cortana iOS app to go dark in Australia, UK, Canada on January 31

Cortana iOS app to go dark in Australia, UK, Canada on January 31

Microsoft is changing plans for its digital assistant, with the software giant withdrawing availability for Cortana's iOS app for iPhone and iPad in a number of major territories starting from January 31, with users forced to use other apps to access content previously synchronized with Windows desktops from their mobile devices.

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Ex-Apple executives take aim at datacenter processor market

Ex-Apple executives take aim at datacenter processor market

A trio of former Apple executives who worked on the iPhone maker's mobile chips have launched their own startup to design processors destined for use in data centers, with the company Nuvia recently raising $53 million in funding.

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Price wars heat up on new 16-inch MacBook Pros: here's where to save the most money

Price wars heat up on new 16-inch MacBook Pros: here's where to save the most money

Competition between Apple resellers is heating up and driving down prices for consumers looking to purchase Apple's latest 16-inch MacBook Pro. Here's where to save the most money on the new notebooks.

Teardown shows 16-inch MacBook Pro keyboard's revised mechanism

Teardown shows 16-inch MacBook Pro keyboard's revised mechanism

An initial teardown of the 16-inch MacBook Pro offers a close examination of the new keyboard mechanism used in the model, with the scissor mechanism deemed to be a massive improvement over the prior butterfly mechanism.

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Friday, November 15, 2019

Cook, Trump to meet at Apple's Texas plant on Wednesday

Cook, Trump to meet at Apple's Texas plant on Wednesday

Apple CEO Tim Cook will on Wednesday host President Donald Trump at a computer facility in Texas where the company's Mac Pro is assembled.

VideoHere's what the 16-inch MacBook Pro keyboard sounds like

Here's what the 16-inch MacBook Pro keyboard sounds like

Apple has released the 16-inch MacBook Pro to the world, after almost a year of rumors. The most obvious changes are how the keyboard feels, and what the machine sounds like in use.

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ExclusiveKiller deal: Apple's 13-inch MacBook Pro drops to $1,399 ($400 off)

Killer deal: Apple's 13-inch MacBook Pro drops to $1,399 ($400 off)

Apple deals continue to roll in, with the latest markdown knocking $400 off Apple's Mid 2018 13-inch MacBook Pro. Now just $1,399, this special price on the quad-core notebook is available only at AppleInsider.

Gary Oldman starring in adoption of 'Slough House' books for Apple TV+

Gary Oldman starring in adoption of 'Slough House' books for Apple TV+

Gary Oldman will star in a drama about spies not up to the job, called "Slow Horses" based on the long-running "Slough House" book series.

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Apple AirPods Pro are back on sale at Amazon

Apple AirPods Pro are back on sale at Amazon

Amazon's popular $15 price drop is back on Apple AirPods Pro, with the hot new accessory priced at $234.95 while supplies last. After selling out at the reduced price several times, this special offer might not last long.

New German law mandates opening up Apple Pay NFC tech to rivals

New German law mandates opening up Apple Pay NFC tech to rivals

German legislators have rushed new legislation through that could force Apple to provide access to its NFC chip, allowing competitors to provide their own mobile payment platforms on the iPhone and Apple Watch.

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Vaping apps getting removed from App Store amid health concerns

Vaping apps getting removed from App Store amid health concerns

Over 180 vaping-related apps will be removed from the App Store in the coming hours and days, as Apple seeks to reduce youth exposure to e-cigarette marketing.

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FeatureMacBook Pro 16-inch & Apple Card gender bias on the AppleInsider Podcast

MacBook Pro 16-inch & Apple Card gender bias on the AppleInsider Podcast

This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, Victor and William talk about the new 16-inch MacBook Pro reveal, Phil Schiller's remarks about Chromebooks and the new MacBook Pro keyboard, the rumored iPad Pro and "iPhone SE2," and Facebook using your camera unintentionally.

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ExclusiveNomad discounts Apple Watch, AirPods, iPhone accessories for the holidays

Nomad discounts Apple Watch, AirPods, iPhone accessories for the holidays

Available exclusively for AppleInsider readers, premium accessory maker Nomad is knocking 15% off full price and in stock items with coupon. Snap up Nomad's highly regarded wireless chargers for Apple's iPhone, AirPods and Apple Watch before the holiday rush — or outfit your Mac setup with sleek, high-quality cables for a seamless cross-device solution.

Apple TV+ subscriptions & ads predicted to generate $25 billion per year by 2025

Apple TV+ subscriptions & ads predicted to generate $25 billion per year by 2025

JP Morgan analyst Samik Chatterjee says that more than three years after Tim Cook started highlighting Services revenue investors are starting to appreciate that aspect of the company — and Apple TV+ plus the potential of dramatic advertising revenue growth will lead the charge.

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Thursday, November 14, 2019

FeatureHow to use Apple's HomeKit Secure Video in iOS 13

How to use Apple's HomeKit Secure Video in iOS 13

Apple's HomeKit Secure Video in iOS 13 allows smart home device users to encrypt security camera feeds end-to-end and securely store those videos within iCloud. This is everything you need to know about the feature and how to use it.

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Apple hires pro-Trump lobbyist to assist in China tariff battle

Apple hires pro-Trump lobbyist to assist in China tariff battle

Apple has enlisted the services of Jeffrey Miller, a well-known ally of President Donald Trump, to help in its ongoing battle to avoid fallout from the China-U.S. trade war.

New iPhone to catapult Apple to head of 5G smartphone market in 2020, analyst says

New iPhone to catapult Apple to head of 5G smartphone market in 2020, analyst says

Apple is expected to take a seat at the head of the 5G smartphone table in 2020 upon introduction of an iPhone capable of taking advantage of the speedy network technology, according to new research from Strategy Analytics.

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Apple halts iOS 13.2 code signing following release of iOS 13.2.2

Apple halts iOS 13.2 code signing following release of iOS 13.2.2

Following the release of iOS 13.2.2 last week, Apple on Thursday ceased code signing of the previous iOS 13.2 build to ensure users are running the most up-to-date software on their mobile devices.

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Should you upgrade to the 16-inch MacBook Pro?

Should you upgrade to the 16-inch MacBook Pro?

Now that Apple's late-2019 16-inch MacBook Pro is available to order, AppleInsider breaks down who should and who shouldn't upgrade to the newest portable powerhouse.

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Apple News+ fails to bring in new subscribers despite impressive launch

Apple News+ fails to bring in new subscribers despite impressive launch

Apple's Apple News+ launched earlier this year with impressive initial subscriber counts, but the company has failed to bring in significant numbers since then.

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AirPods Pro gain first firmware update since release

AirPods Pro gain first firmware update since release

Apple has released its first firmware update for the AirPods Pro since shipping the audio accessories, with the update gradually rolling out and automatically updating on shipped units.

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Logitech's Circle 2 is first cam to support Apple's HomeKit Secure Video

Logitech's Circle 2 is first cam to support Apple's HomeKit Secure Video

Logitech's Circle 2s became the first cameras to support Apple's HomeKit Secure Video storage feature on Thursday with the release of a beta firmware designed to upgrade units already in customers' hands.

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EditorialApple's new 16-inch MacBook Pro reveals its future direction

Apple's new 16-inch MacBook Pro reveals its future direction

Apple's decision to radically redesign its largest and most powerful MacBook Pro just six months after its last refresh tells us a lot about how the company plans its hardware strategy and what factors drive its engineering.

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TipsHow to use Apple's trade-in program to get a discounted iPhone

How to use Apple's trade-in program to get a discounted iPhone

Trading in last year's iPhone is a good way to save some money on a new one — except that at first, it doesn't save you anything at all. Then whether you're going to trade it in at Apple or somewhere else, are steps you need to take to get your iPhone ready.

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Apple launches new women's health, hearing, & heart and movement studies

Apple launches new women's health, hearing, & heart and movement studies

After an initial announcement in September at the iPhone 11 launch event, Apple and its research partners have opened up a trio of studies for participants with an Apple Watch and an iPhone utilizing the new Research app — Heart and Movement, Women's Health, and Hearing Studies.

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Apple's 'iRing,' AR headset resurface in Augmented Reality filings

Apple's 'iRing,' AR headset resurface in Augmented Reality filings

In a trio of new patents about Augmented Reality, Apple reveals that it is continuing to work on using a smart ring to help with detecting a user's motion, as well as new systems for playing relevant audio, and positioning virtual objects in the real world.

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Future versions of Apple's Siri may interpret your emotions

Future versions of Apple's Siri may interpret your emotions

Future versions of Apple's Siri may go beyond voice recognition to enhance accuracy, taping into FaceTime cameras in the company's devices to simultaneously analyze facial reactions and emotions as users engages in dialog with the voice assistant.

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Apple Music, News+, Apple TV+ bundle being considered for 2020 release

Apple Music, News+, Apple TV+ bundle being considered for 2020 release

A new report claims that Apple is telling media publishers that it may bundle services if it so chooses — which could potentially cut back on what is being paid out.

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Senators pile on Goldman Sachs over alleged Apple Card bias, bank to offer shared household credit line

Senators pile on Goldman Sachs over alleged Apple Card bias, bank to offer shared household credit line

Democratic senator and U.S. presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren on Wednesday chided Apple Card financial partner Goldman Sachs over the firm's response to claims that its algorithms introduce a credit limit bias against women.

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Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Apple's new 16-inch MacBook Pro is built to blaze through pro workflows

Apple's new 16-inch MacBook Pro is built to blaze through pro workflows

Apple continues to deliver on its commitment to Mac professionals in 2019 with the Wednesday debut of the 16-inch MacBook Pro. The new high-performance model is designed to replace the company's legacy 15-inch MacBook Pro at existing price points, while delivering a larger, enhanced display, a new a Magic Keyboard, superior sound, and Intel Coffee Lake processors in a package tuned for developers, video editors, photographers, and other professional creative workflows.

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Apple Music Replay aggregates users' top-played songs of the year

Apple Music Replay aggregates users' top-played songs of the year

Apple on Wednesday updated Apple Music with a new feature called Replay, providing listeners a dynamically refreshed, dedicated hub for their top-played tracks of 2019 and beyond.

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Construction of baby doll 'Jericho' teased in latest 'Servant' trailer

Construction of baby doll 'Jericho' teased in latest 'Servant' trailer

Apple continued to advertise for its upcoming original series "Servant" on Wednesday with a teaser trailer showing the construction of "Jericho," a doll that plays a central role in the thriller.

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Counterfeit iPhone, iPad trafficking scheme cost Apple more than $6M

Counterfeit iPhone, iPad trafficking scheme cost Apple more than $6M

Fourteen alleged members of an international criminal organization with ties to China were indicted on Wednesday for their part in a counterfeit iPhone and iPad trafficking scheme that defrauded Apple out of millions of dollars.

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Apple Heart Study demonstrates promise of consumer wearables in medicine, with a few caveats

Apple Heart Study demonstrates promise of consumer wearables in medicine, with a few caveats

Results of Apple's Heart Study, performed in partnership with Stanford University, were published in the New England Journal of Medicine on Wednesday, showing Apple Watch can be a valuable tool in the identification of atrial fibrillation.

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Deals: Save up to $438 on Apple's 16-inch MacBook Pro; 15-inch MacBook Pro falls to $1,999

Deals: Save up to $438 on Apple's 16-inch MacBook Pro; 15-inch MacBook Pro falls to $1,999

For a limited time, grab triple-digit discounts on Apple's brand new 16-inch MacBook Pro. Announced today, the 16-inch MacBook Pro is now up to $438 off, plus $50 off AppleCare at time of purchase, setting the bar for the lowest prices on the stunning devices. Meanwhile, B&H has slashed the price of Apple's 2019 15-inch MacBook Pro to just $1,999 while supplies last.

Facebook fixes issue that activated iPhone's camera without user knowledge

Facebook fixes issue that activated iPhone's camera without user knowledge

Facebook on Wednesday updated its iOS app to address a flaw that inadvertently enabled a user's camera without their knowledge, a potential security issue first spotted last week.

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Phil Schiller offers scathing critique of Chromebook, calls it 'cheap testing tool'

Phil Schiller offers scathing critique of Chromebook, calls it 'cheap testing tool'

Apple SVP of Marketing Phil Schiller in an interview on Wednesday delivered a devastating take on Google's Chromebook initiative, saying the platform's success in the education market largely owes to its low price and broader institutional testing procedures.

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Apple to launch iPad Pro with 3D sensing, 'iPhone SE 2' in first half of 2020

Apple to launch iPad Pro with 3D sensing, 'iPhone SE 2' in first half of 2020

Apple is on schedule to debut an iPad Pro model with new 3D sensing equipment, as well as a long-rumored iPhone SE follow-up, in the first half of 2020, according to TF Securities Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

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