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Friday, October 30, 2020

TipsHow to subscribe to Apple One services bundles

How to subscribe to Apple One services bundles

Apple has launched its Apple One bundle. Here's how to find the right version for you, and how to subscribe to it.

What financial analysts thought about Apple's Q4 2020 earnings report

What financial analysts thought about Apple's Q4 2020 earnings report

Apple on Thursday reported September quarter revenue higher than Wall Street expectations, despite iPhone sales being down. Here's what analysts expected, and what they thought about the results.

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Here's how much money you can save with an Apple One services bundle

Here's how much money you can save with an Apple One services bundle

Apple One Services bundles are here, and it can save you a lot of money per month. Here's a look at some scenarios of Apple subscriptions versus what you get in each tier of Apple One bundles, and what to expect.

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This early Black Friday deal puts Apple AirPods Pro within $5 of record low price

This early Black Friday deal puts Apple AirPods Pro within $5 of record low price

Amazon-owned Woot's Early Black Friday Sale offers shoppers a hefty $55 discount on AirPods Pro today only, putting the $194.99 price $5 within the record low.

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.

Apple One services bundle is now available

Apple One services bundle is now available

You can now choose to pay one flat fee for a number of Apple services, such as Apple Music, Apple Arcade, and extra iCloud storage, with Apple One.

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iPhone 12 camera module cannot be replaced by third-party repair technicians

iPhone 12 camera module cannot be replaced by third-party repair technicians

The iPhone 12 family introduces another repair obstacle that could limit third-party repairs even further with a new authorization step in changing out camera modules.

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TipsHow to watch 'It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown' for free today

How to watch 'It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown' for free today

After decades of regular airings, it appears that "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown" won't be on broadcast television — but this and every "Charlie Brown" annual viewing tradition can continue. Here's how just about anybody can watch, for free, using Apple TV+ and a browser.

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Deals: iPad Air 4 discount returns, prices slashed on Apple Watch SE, Beats, AirPods Pro in Early Black Friday Sale

Deals: iPad Air 4 discount returns, prices slashed on Apple Watch SE, Beats, AirPods Pro in Early Black Friday Sale

Proving to be a popular deal after initially selling out, Amazon has reissued its $40 discount on the brand-new iPad Air, this time on the tablet in the stylish green finish. Early Black Friday deals on Beats and the new Apple Watch SE offer savings of up to 44% off, plus last call for $199 AirPods Pro.

Zuckerberg: Apple's ad-tracking block will impair COVID-19 economic recovery

Zuckerberg: Apple's ad-tracking block will impair COVID-19 economic recovery

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has called out Apple for how he claims the ad tracking block in iOS 14 will damage economic recovery from COVID-19 for years to come.

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John Hancock life insurer offers Apple Watch Series 6 at $25 for regular exercisers

John Hancock life insurer offers Apple Watch Series 6 at $25 for regular exercisers

The life insurance firm John Hancock's long-running Vitality Program now includes deals with either an Apple Watch Series 6, or an Apple Watch SE, for customers who commit to exercising regularly.

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FeatureReviewing the iPhone 12 Pro and new iPad Air on the AppleInsider podcast

Reviewing the iPhone 12 Pro and new iPad Air on the AppleInsider podcast

Checking out the new iPhone 12 Pro in the real world, including the hunt for 5G, the search for uses for LiDAR features, and whether you should upgrade or not. Plus the new iPad Air is finally out, and there's Apple TV+ news to cover too.

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Thursday, October 29, 2020

Apple named Interbrand's top global brand for eighth consecutive year

Apple named Interbrand's top global brand for eighth consecutive year

Global brand consultancy Interbrand in its latest report on global brand impact once again named Apple as the world's most valuable corporate name, a position the tech giant has held for eight years.

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Erroneous notifications tell iOS 14 beta testers to download update

Erroneous notifications tell iOS 14 beta testers to download update

Users evaluating the latest iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 beta versions are encountering an apparent bug that instructs the download of a new software version, though such an update does not exist.

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Apple drops to fourth in worldwide smartphone marketshare, report says

Apple drops to fourth in worldwide smartphone marketshare, report says

Newly released estimates from research firm IDC put Apple in fourth place among the world's top smartphone vendors after the tech giant reported a year-over-year decline in iPhone revenue on Thursday.

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FeatureHere's where Apple Stores have reopened and closed again around the world

Here's where Apple Stores have reopened and closed again around the world

Apple's retail operations continue to be impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. Here's where Apple Stores have opened, as well as where they are closed, updated on October 30 with 17 new store closures in France and 8 opening across Arkansas, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Nevada, Oklahoma, and South Carolina.

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Apple says iPhone, Mac, iPad and Apple Watch supply constrained

Apple says iPhone, Mac, iPad and Apple Watch supply constrained

Apple is seeing supply constraints across its product lineup, a potential indicator of high demand for new iPhone 12 models and other devices.

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Developers can now be notified when a user changes their subscription status

Developers can now be notified when a user changes their subscription status

Apple has changed its App Store subscription notification system to offer developers more granularity and control when a user changes their subscription status.

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Contactless payments here to stay thanks to COVID-19, Cook says

Contactless payments here to stay thanks to COVID-19, Cook says

Apple CEO Tim Cook on an earnings call Thursday said the coronavirus gave Apple Pay and other contactless solutions a boost, adding that the pandemic fundamentally changes consumers' approach to payments.

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Apple's Cook expects work from home, remote learning trends to continue

Apple's Cook expects work from home, remote learning trends to continue

CEO Tim Cook says that Apple has seen growth in sales to remote students and home workers, and believes that trend is going to continue

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Apple's services now have 585M paid subscribers, on-track to hit 600M by end of 2020

Apple's services now have 585M paid subscribers, on-track to hit 600M by end of 2020

Apple's number of paid subscriptions for its various Services hit a new high of 585 million, and the company expects to hit 600 million by the end of the year.

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Tim Cook reveals 'a few more exciting things' coming from Apple soon

Tim Cook reveals 'a few more exciting things' coming from Apple soon

Apple CEO Tim Cook has revealed that the company is to bring out more products or services during the rest of 2020 than it has so far announced.

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Cook 'optimistic' about iPhone 12 after 'tremendously positive' reviews

Cook 'optimistic' about iPhone 12 after 'tremendously positive' reviews

During Apple's fourth quarter earnings call, CEO Tim Cook remarked that the iPhone 12 was doing well, and the company is "very optimistic" about the next few weeks.

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Apple's earnings in China drop nearly 30% in Q4

Apple's earnings in China drop nearly 30% in Q4

Apple has revealed it achieved $7.9 billion in sales in China, down considerably from last year's $11.1 billion. However, Tim Cook says that was better than Apple's expectation.

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Apple Mac, Services hit new all-time highs during September quarter

Apple Mac, Services hit new all-time highs during September quarter

Apple's Mac and Services segments reached all-time record highs during the company's fourth fiscal quarter of 2020, smashing previous records in both sectors.

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Apple One bundles launching October 30, Fitness+ 'this quarter'

Apple One bundles launching October 30, Fitness+ 'this quarter'

Apple will launch the Apple One subscription bundle on October 30, with Fitness+ launching later in the quarter, according to Apple's CFO Luca Maestri.

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Notes of interest from Apple's Q4 2020 and annual earnings report

Notes of interest from Apple's Q4 2020 and annual earnings report

Apple has published its fourth fiscal quarter of 2020 results, breaking all of the company's fourth fiscal quarter records. Here are some notes of interest from the report, including remarks from Apple CEO Tim Cook and Chief Financial Officer Luca Maestri surrounding the particulars of the report.

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iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro launching in South Korea, India and 12 other countries

iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro launching in South Korea, India and 12 other countries

The new iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro are now available in a dozen more countries, such as India and South Korea, as of Oct. 30.

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Apple's $64.7B Q4 beats Street estimate, but China sales flag

Apple's $64.7B Q4 beats Street estimate, but China sales flag

Apple's revenue in the fourth and final quarter of the fiscal year 2020 reached $64.7 billion, the iPhone maker revealed on Thursday, with the quarter also resulting in Apple's highest annual revenue figure.

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Netflix raises monthly price of standard plan to $13.99, premium to $17.99

Netflix raises monthly price of standard plan to $13.99, premium to $17.99

Netflix on Thursday raised the price of its standard and premium plans to $13.99 and $17.99, representing a hike of $1 and $2, respectively.

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What to expect from Apple's Q4 2020 earnings report

What to expect from Apple's Q4 2020 earnings report

Apple will announce the results of its fourth fiscal quarter, covering the period between June and September 2020, on Oct. 29. Here's what to expect.

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macOS 11.0.1 beta files hint at three unreleased Macs

macOS 11.0.1 beta files hint at three unreleased Macs

Three distinct Mac models are hinted at in placeholder files in the macOS Big Sur 11.0.1 beta, which suggests a possible 2020 release for those models.

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FeatureThe real story behind MagSafe, USB-C PD, and why you need a 20W AC charger

The real story behind MagSafe, USB-C PD, and why you need a 20W AC charger

If you want to charge your iPhone 12 using MagSafe, Apple recommends using certain 20W AC adapters — and they don't need to come from Apple, despite what you may have heard. We explain what the requirements are, and why an older 18W adapter just won't cut it.

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Lower air quality in China may be the effect of an iPhone 12 production increase

Lower air quality in China may be the effect of an iPhone 12 production increase

Analysts tracking the air quality in China believe that a recent drop may point to a surge in industrial activity related to iPhone 12 production.

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ExclusiveiPhone 12 giveaway: enter to win Apple's new iPhone with 3 free Speck cases

iPhone 12 giveaway: enter to win Apple's new iPhone with 3 free Speck cases

AppleInsider has partnered with Speck this week to give away a brand-new iPhone 12 valued at $829. The winner will also receive not one — but three — free Speck protective cases.

Claris Connect adds new third-party app integrations, workflow tools

Claris Connect adds new third-party app integrations, workflow tools

Apple subsidiary Claris has updated its Connect platform to "double-down" on remote work, introducing new third-party app integrations and other capabilities.

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ExclusiveFlash deal: Apple's high-end 2020 13" MacBook Pro (1TB SSD) drops to $1,799, plus $60 off AppleCare

Flash deal: Apple's high-end 2020 13

Avoid extended wait times at Apple and save $200 on the 2020 13-inch MacBook Pro with a 2.0GHz 10th Gen Intel Core i5 processor, 16GB of RAM and spacious 1TB SSD.

ExxonMobil rolls out tap-to-pay App Clip feature at gas pumps

ExxonMobil rolls out tap-to-pay App Clip feature at gas pumps

ExxonMobil has added another way to pay at the pump with new App Clips, allowing users to pay for gasoline through the rewards app with Apple Pay.

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Germany's antitrust authority examining Apple and Amazon deal

Germany's antitrust authority examining Apple and Amazon deal

Amazon's "brandgating" practice of excluding other resellers when a manufacturer like Apple sells their devices on the service s being investigated by Germany's Federal Cartel Office.

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