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Saturday, October 20, 2018

Apple snaps up massive manufacturing space in Milpitas, California

Apple snaps up massive manufacturing space in Milpitas, California

Apple has reportedly secured a 10-year lease for a Milpitas warehouse measuring almost 314,000 square feet, raising questions about the company's intentions.

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VideoApple's iPhone XS Max smashes Google's Pixel 3 in benchmark testing

Apple's iPhone XS Max smashes Google's Pixel 3 in benchmark testing

AppleInsider is running Apple's iPhone XS Max and Google's brand new Pixel 3 through a gauntlet of tests to see which of the two flagship smartphones reigns supreme. In this first installment of our special video series we compare the iPhone's A12 Bionic processor against the Pixel 3's Snapdragon silicon.

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Remaining artifacts from Steve Jobs' Jackling mansion may be headed to auction

Remaining artifacts from Steve Jobs' Jackling mansion may be headed to auction

Woodside, California is considering auctioning off items of historical and architectural significance that it collected from the late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs' Jackling mansion immediately prior to the 2011 demolition of the property.

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TipsHow to turn the iOS 12 keyboard into a trackpad on any iPhone or iPad

How to turn the iOS 12 keyboard into a trackpad on any iPhone or iPad

One of the potentially bothersome aspects of iOS is how hard it can be to tap your cursor exactly where you want it when typing or trying to copy or paste media. It's relatively easy to get around the issue, and with iOS 12, the solution is no longer limited to 3D Touch devices or multi-finger gestures.

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Friday, October 19, 2018

Tim Cook lambastes Bloomberg for iCloud spy chip report, calls for retraction

Tim Cook lambastes Bloomberg for iCloud spy chip report, calls for retraction

Apple CEO Tim Cook has uncharacteristically spoken out about the Bloomberg report that claimed that the Chinese had inserted a spy chip into the company's iCloud server, and is completely denying that Apple was impacted.

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Lack of iPhone XR delivery delays suggest softer launch demand than iPhone XS

Lack of iPhone XR delivery delays suggest softer launch demand than iPhone XS

Fewer people are rushing to buy the iPhone XR on the first day of preorders than during the iPhone XS launch, but the iPhone XR should still ultimately reign as the most popular 2018 iPhone, Loup Ventures' Gene Munster claims.

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ExclusiveApple MacBook Pro Blowout Sale: Save up to $925 on Mid 2017 13" and 15" models with no tax outside NY & NJ

Apple MacBook Pro Blowout Sale: Save up to $925 on Mid 2017 13

Apple authorized reseller Adorama has just slashed prices even further on Mid 2017 13- and 15-inch MacBook Pros with Touch Bar, resulting in the lowest prices anywhere — and the deals are available only at AppleInsider. Save up to $925 on premium configurations with upgrades, such as high-end graphics, additional storage space and faster processors. Supplies are limited and may sell out at any time.

Apple repair policy critic vows to fight 'counterfeit' battery seizure by U.S. customs

Apple repair policy critic vows to fight 'counterfeit' battery seizure by U.S. customs

Prominent YouTube repair personality and repair shop owner Louis Rossmann has objected to the seizure of original batteries worth $1,000 by U.S. Customs and Border Protection under the suspicion they are counterfeit, ten days after participating in a report attacking Apple's repair policies.

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Google charging Android device makers up to $40 per phone to install apps

Google charging Android device makers up to $40 per phone to install apps

Google's recent EU ruling-driven rule changes for licensing access to the Google Play Store and the company's other apps to Android devices could cost some vendors as much as $40 per unit, according to internal documents, but the high fee could be significantly reduced down or eliminated entirely if Google's clients preinstall specific apps onto European smartphones.

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ExclusiveHere's where to get the lowest prices on Apple's 2018 MacBook Pro

Here's where to get the lowest prices on Apple's 2018 MacBook Pro

Apple authorized reseller Adorama has issued steep markdowns on Apple's brand-new 2018 MacBook Pro with combined instant and coupon savings totaling up to $300 off with no tax outside NY and NJ. These deals, which offer shoppers the lowest prices anywhere, are available only at AppleInsider.

U.S. intelligence director: 'no evidence' of Chinese spy chips in iCloud servers

U.S. intelligence director: 'no evidence' of Chinese spy chips in iCloud servers

The U.S. Director of National Intelligence, Dan Coats, claims that the government has seen "no evidence" so far that Chinese spy chips were planted onto motherboards that then made their way into servers at companies like Apple.

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FeatureHow Apple's Aperture created a new class of app on October 19, 2005 and lost it to Adobe Lightroom

How Apple's Aperture created a new class of app on October 19, 2005 and lost it to Adobe Lightroom

On October 19, 2005, Apple released a new tool for professional photographers. It promised much, it ultimately delivered a great deal, and it has fans to this day. AppleInsider talks about the major Apple app that the company killed.

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Jony Ive 'proud' of Apple Watch, explains design team's late Apple Park move

Jony Ive 'proud' of Apple Watch, explains design team's late Apple Park move

Apple Chief Design Officer Jony Ive believes the Apple Watch is more than a timepiece and is "truly proud" of the wearable device, according to a recent interview covering the design team's move into Apple Park, and the responsibility the company has to examine how its products impact the world.

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FeatureHere are some of the best iPhone XR cases you can buy right now

Here are some of the best iPhone XR cases you can buy right now

The iPhone XR is right around the corner, and you'll almost certainly need a case to keep it from getting scratched or broken. These are some of the best options shipping on or around the XR's Oct. 26 launch date.

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iPhone XR may reduce ASP but should outpace iPhone 8 shipments by 50 percent

iPhone XR may reduce ASP but should outpace iPhone 8 shipments by 50 percent

The iPhone XR will fare far better than the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus in terms of shipments, Robert Cihra of Guggenheim Securities predicts, but while the low cost could hurt the overall iPhone average selling price, the release will probably help drive demand and fourth quarter revenue.

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Chinese consumer group demands Apple compensate stolen Apple ID owners

Chinese consumer group demands Apple compensate stolen Apple ID owners

The China Consumer Association is calling on Apple to fully compensate people who lost money as a result of stolen iCloud accounts, arguing the company is downplaying a recent security breach.

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FeatureApple's Mac and iPad event, murder and the Apple Watch & more on the AppleInsider podcast

Apple's Mac and iPad event, murder and the Apple Watch & more on the AppleInsider podcast

The AppleInsider Podcast gets into international intrigue, as we talk about murder, Apple Watch, and also, what we think Apple's going to announce at the next event.

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Apple releases USB-C charging cable for Apple Watch

Apple releases USB-C charging cable for Apple Watch

As the new iPhone XR comes out, so does a single accessory — but it's not for the phone. Instead, it's for connecting your Watch to a USB-C port instead of the regular USB-A one.

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Ready to preorder Apple's iPhone XR? Here's where to get the best deal

Ready to preorder Apple's iPhone XR? Here's where to get the best deal

Now that iPhone XR preorders are up and running, wireless carriers are offering discounts on the new devices. We're rounding up where to find the best deals, including buy one, get one free promotions.

Apple's first iPhone XR ads coincide with preorder kickoff

Apple's first iPhone XR ads coincide with preorder kickoff

Apple on Friday posted a pair of iPhone XR ads to its official YouTube channel, promoting the device that went up for preorder at midnight Pacific.

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Apple now accepting iPhone XR preorders ahead of Oct. 26 launch [u]

Apple now accepting iPhone XR preorders ahead of Oct. 26 launch [u]

Apple on Friday opened preorders for iPhone XR, the latest addition to the company's top-selling smartphone line.

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Thursday, October 18, 2018

Apple pitched a standardized version of iMessage to wireless carriers, but they didn't bite

Apple pitched a standardized version of iMessage to wireless carriers, but they didn't bite

In an editorial bemoaning the lack of interoperability between Apple's iMessage and common SMS texting systems, former head of iOS development Scott Forstall reveals the company once tried to push wireless carriers toward its version of messaging.

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New iPad Pro again rumored to ditch Lightning for USB-C

New iPad Pro again rumored to ditch Lightning for USB-C

Rumors out of Asia this week again suggest Apple intends to swap out its proprietary Lightning connector for the faster, more robust USB-C protocol when it ships an expected iPad Pro revamp this fall.

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Apple's online store goes down ahead of iPhone XR preorders

Apple's online store goes down ahead of iPhone XR preorders

Apple's online storefront was taken offline late Thursday as the company prepares to handle an expected onslaught of traffic when it takes iPhone XR preorders live a minute after midnight, Pacific time.

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Apple sued over FaceTime technology

Apple sued over FaceTime technology

Patent troll Uniloc on Thursday filed a fresh legal claim against Apple — its third in as many weeks — asserting the tech giant's FaceTime technology infringes on an internet telephony invention developed by Hewlett-Packard.

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Apple says 'top apps' are integrating Siri Shortcuts

Apple says 'top apps' are integrating Siri Shortcuts

Apple is drumming up consumer interest in Siri Shortcuts following its release in iOS 12, and on Thursday threw a spotlight on popular apps that integrate the Siri-powered automation feature.

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Apple's iPhone XR shown off in first 'hands-on' videos

Apple's iPhone XR shown off in first 'hands-on' videos

Looking to drum up publicity for the iPhone XR ahead of preorders on Friday, Apple has provided a handful of news sites and YouTubers with hands-on time.

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Mac and iPad Pro 'There's more in the making' event page updated with stream info, graphics

Mac and iPad Pro 'There's more in the making' event page updated with stream info, graphics

Apple updated its website at the same time as announcing it's "There's more in the making" event on October 30, highlighting the Apple Special Event stream which also includes its own graphical surprise.

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Square launches all-in-one portable Terminal with Apple Pay

Square launches all-in-one portable Terminal with Apple Pay

Square on Thursday unveiled the Terminal, a portable device meant to accept all forms of retail payment, including NFC-based platforms like Apple Pay and Google Pay.

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Apple issues invites to October 30 iPad Pro and Mac 'There's more in the making' event in NYC

Apple issues invites to October 30 iPad Pro and Mac 'There's more in the making' event in NYC

Apple has started to dispatch invitations to the media for an event on October 30, one which is expected to involve the launch of new iPad Pro models and potentially refreshed Mac models.

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China App Store growth slowing, but only in short term & nothing to worry about says analyst

China App Store growth slowing, but only in short term & nothing to worry about says analyst

Katy Huberty from Morgan Stanley has taken a look at Apple's App Store numbers in China, and while there does appear to be a combination of factors provoking a short-term stall in growth for Apple's iOS App Store, earnings will still be massive, and long-term Services revenue won't be impacted much, if at all.

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ExclusiveTrade-in guide: How to get the most money (and a $20 cash bonus) for your used iPhone, iPad or Mac ahead of Apple's iPhone XR

Trade-in guide: How to get the most money (and a $20 cash bonus) for your used iPhone, iPad or Mac ahead of Apple's iPhone XR

With iPhone XR preorders beginning in mere hours (and rumored new hardware announcements during Apple's Oct. 30 event), we're rounding up where to get the most money for your used iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch and Mac with an exclusive cash bonus on all trades.

VideoShould you buy an iPhone XR or used iPhone X?

Should you buy an iPhone XR or used iPhone X?

Preorders for Apple's iPhone XR go live in a matter of hours. If you're looking to upgrade, but don't want to spend $1,000 on an iPhone XS, the XR delivers many of the same technologies at a relatively affordable entry point. But what about a used iPhone X instead?

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Samsung starts 7nm chip production, trailing behind A-series supplier TSMC

Samsung starts 7nm chip production, trailing behind A-series supplier TSMC

Samsung has commenced production of chips using a 7-nanometer process, a move that brings it in line with Apple's A-series chip partner TSMC, giving the iPhone supplier potential competition for future iPhone processor orders.

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iPhone will insulate TSMC from negative financial effects of US trade war with China

iPhone will insulate TSMC from negative financial effects of US trade war with China

Taiwan-based chip manufacturer TSMC is predicting modest growth in the new quarter, suggesting that production of smartphone chips — particularly for Apple's iPhone — will offset not just weakness in cryptocurrency mining, but risks caused by the ongoing trade war between the U.S. and China.

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October Apple blowout: 15" MacBook Pros on sale from $1,899, plus up to $600 off 13" Touch Bars & $137.50 AirPods

October Apple blowout: 15

Fall savings are here and you don't have to wait until Black Friday to save hundreds on Apple's MacBook Pro. High-end 2017 models are on sale for just $2,099 (the lowest price ever) while supplies last. Meanwhile, 2018 configs are eligible for bonus coupon savings. Even more aggressive deals on 2017 13" Touch Bars are also in effect now, knocking up to $600 off.

Apple working on high-voltage battery power converters intended for sports cars

Apple working on high-voltage battery power converters intended for sports cars

Apple is continuing to explore ways to improve cars and other vehicles, possibly as part of Project Titan, as the iPhone producer has come up with ways to refine power transfer systems used in electric vehicles to run low-power equipment.

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Akitio's Thunder3 Dock Pro offers 10-gigabit Ethernet to MacBook Pro, iMac owners

Akitio's Thunder3 Dock Pro offers 10-gigabit Ethernet to MacBook Pro, iMac owners

Akitio is now shipping the Thunder3 Dock Pro, a new Thunderbolt 3 dock for Macs promising an array of options, including a rare example of a 10-gigabit Ethernet port.

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EditorialHuawei HiSilicon Kirin 980 more than a year behind Apple's A12 Bionic in performance

Huawei HiSilicon Kirin 980 more than a year behind Apple's A12 Bionic in performance

Following Apple's A12 Bionic powering iPhone XS and iPhone XR models, Huawei has released its own custom 7nm ARM System on a Chip. But despite using the same fab process, Huawei's Kirin 980-powered Mate 20 Pro flagship lags far behind Apple's iPhone XS A12, turning in performance scores well below last year's A11 iPhone X.

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