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Thursday, May 13, 2021

Questionable rumor claims 'AirPods 3' to launch alongside 'Apple Music HiFi' on May 18

Questionable rumor claims 'AirPods 3' to launch alongside 'Apple Music HiFi' on May 18

A highly suspect rumor claims Apple is set to unveil a revamped entry-level AirPods product on May 18, and a lossless Apple Music streaming tier could be in tow.

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Save money on spring clothes, sunglasses, more with new Apple Pay promo

Save money on spring clothes, sunglasses, more with new Apple Pay promo

Apple's latest Apple Pay promotion offers springtime savings from alice + olivia, PacSun, Persol, Under Armour and more when using the payments service at checkout.

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Apple touts flexibility of M1 chip ahead of 24-inch iMac release

Apple touts flexibility of M1 chip ahead of 24-inch iMac release

A pair of Apple marketing managers in an interview Thursday threw a spotlight on the company's M1 system-on-chip design, noting the silicon now powers a range of mobile and desktop devices.

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Apple, Epic Games experts debate whether iOS gamers switch to other platforms

Apple, Epic Games experts debate whether iOS gamers switch to other platforms

Apple and Epic expert witnesses are butting heads on whether iOS users are locked into the platform amid other choices on the market, such as game consoles or the web.

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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.

Disney+ reports 103M subscribers in Q1 2021 as growth slows

Disney+ reports 103M subscribers in Q1 2021 as growth slows

Disney+ had 103.6 million paid subscribers as of April 3, 2021, missing Wall Street growth expectations for the first quarter.

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Apple TV+ shares second season trailers for 'Home Before Dark,' 'Trying'

Apple TV+ shares second season trailers for 'Home Before Dark,' 'Trying'

Apple on Thursday shared trailers for the second seasons of Apple TV+ shows "Home Before Dark" and "Trying" ahead of their respective release dates.

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Cherry Jones joins cast of Apple TV+ limited series 'Five Days at Memorial'

Cherry Jones joins cast of Apple TV+ limited series 'Five Days at Memorial'

Emmy and Tony award winner Cherry Jones has joined the cast of upcoming Apple TV+ drama series "Five Days at Memorial."

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Apple notebook shipments grew 94% year-over-year in Q1 2021

Apple notebook shipments grew 94% year-over-year in Q1 2021

Apple shipped an estimated 5.7 million Mac notebooks in the first calendar quarter of 2021, coming in fourth among laptop makers during the period.

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Most Apple users agree with App Tracking Transparency, plan to buy AirTag

Most Apple users agree with App Tracking Transparency, plan to buy AirTag

Apple's brand loyalty has increased to 93% after the rollout of new products and features like AirTag and App Tracking Transparency, with most users agreeing with the privacy change in iOS 14.5.

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TipsHow to automatically download magazines in Apple News+

How to automatically download magazines in Apple News+

If there's a magazine in Apple News+ that you always read, here's how to have each new issue automatically download to your iPhone so that it's available when you're ready.

VideoHow to reset an AirTag

How to reset an AirTag

You have to open up an AirTag and reset if it's been used and the previous owner didn't unpair while in Bluetooth range. Here's how to do it.

Tesla stops accepting BitCoin, nearly entire cryptocurrency market hammered

Tesla stops accepting BitCoin, nearly entire cryptocurrency market hammered

The price of nearly every cryptocurrency has taken a nose-dive after Tesla suspended consumer purchases using BitCoin, citing environmental concerns.

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Deals: Amazon launches iMac 27-inch sale, save $200 instantly

Deals: Amazon launches iMac 27-inch sale, save $200 instantly

Amazon's latest Apple sale offers bonus in-cart savings on top of cash rebates on iMac 27-inch models, with prices starting at $1,599.

2011 MacBook Pro repair cost settlement approved in Quebec, Canada

2011 MacBook Pro repair cost settlement approved in Quebec, Canada

Anyone who purchased a 2011 MacBook Pro in Quebec can apply for a $175 CAD settlement and request refunds for any repair services.

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Apple researching geometric, material improvements for iPhone call speaker

Apple researching geometric, material improvements for iPhone call speaker

The speaker next to your ear during phone calls could be made louder by a new acoustic coating and a new shape, according to Apple's research into future iPhone improvements.

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FeatureSystem 7 transformed the Mac on May 13, 1991

System 7 transformed the Mac on May 13, 1991

When Apple released System 7 three decades ago on May 13, 1991, it was the biggest change to the Mac since the start. While it came with some problems, it also brought us features we still use today.

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Apple evaluating expanding Secure Enclave protections for multiple users

Apple evaluating expanding Secure Enclave protections for multiple users

Apple is researching ways to allow multiple users to benefit from Touch ID, or similar biometric systems, while keeping the protection of the current secure enclave.

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MacStadium, Teradici team up to provide high-performance remote Mac access

MacStadium, Teradici team up to provide high-performance remote Mac access

MacStadium and software company Teradici have partnered to launch a new offering that will allow for high-performance remote access to Mac devices over the cloud.

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Uniloc fails to overturn Apple success in VoIP patent dispute

Uniloc fails to overturn Apple success in VoIP patent dispute

A Federal Circuit judge has rejected Uniloc's challenge of a previous FaceTime VoIP patent ruling that was chiefly in Apple's favor.

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Pixelmator Pro launches 50% sale and teases forthcoming ML cropping

Pixelmator Pro launches 50% sale and teases forthcoming ML cropping

Recently updated image editor Pixelmator Pro for Mac has announced a half-price sale, and revealed a further sneak peak of its forthcoming Machine Learning-powered cropping tool.

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ExclusiveApple's Intel Mac mini drops to $599, the lowest price available

Apple's Intel Mac mini drops to $599, the lowest price available

In what is the lowest price available, Apple Authorized Reseller B&H Photo is knocking $200 off the Intel Mac mini, bringing the price down to $599 exclusively for AppleInsider readers.

Zuma launches combined AirPlay 2 smart speaker and ceiling light

Zuma launches combined AirPlay 2 smart speaker and ceiling light

Initially offered in the UK, the Zuma Lumisonic is a ceiling light fixture that incorporates a smart speaker with AirPlay 2.

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Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Apple fires Antonio Garcia Martinez after employee backlash

Apple fires Antonio Garcia Martinez after employee backlash

Apple has reportedly fired Antonio Garcia Martinez after an employee backlash over sexist comments that he made in his book "Chaos Monkeys."

'Armchair Expert' podcast to become Spotify exclusive on July 1

'Armchair Expert' podcast to become Spotify exclusive on July 1

The "Armchair Expert" podcast, hosted by Dax Shepard and Monica Padman, will leave Apple Podcasts and become a Spotify exclusive in July.

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Apple Maps 'Look Around' feature now available in Atlanta, Georgia

Apple Maps 'Look Around' feature now available in Atlanta, Georgia

Apple has expanded its Apple Maps "Look Around" feature to include Atlanta, Georgia.

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Apple staffers demand investigation into recent 'misogynistic' hire

Apple staffers demand investigation into recent 'misogynistic' hire

A group of Apple employees are calling for an investigation into the recent hiring of former Facebook ad manager Antonio Garcia Martinez, citing concerns about "misogynistic statements" that he made.

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Apple TV+ secures 'The Tragedy of Macbeth' starring Frances McDormand & Denzel Washington

Apple TV+ secures 'The Tragedy of Macbeth' starring Frances McDormand & Denzel Washington

Denzel Washington and Frances McDormand star in writer/director Joel Coen's retelling of Macbeth, now coming to Apple TV+ after a theatrical release.

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24-inch iMac with M1 benchmarks up to 56% faster than Intel model

24-inch iMac with M1 benchmarks up to 56% faster than Intel model

The M1 processor performs similarly no matter the machine, so benchmarks have shown that the new 24-inch iMac outperforms its Intel variants handily.

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US removes Xiaomi from blacklist banning Chinese technology firms

US removes Xiaomi from blacklist banning Chinese technology firms

The US Defense Department has agreed to remove Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi from its blacklist of technology firms, following a successful lawsuit.

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Lowest price anywhere: AirPods Max on sale for $519

Lowest price anywhere: AirPods Max on sale for $519

Ringing in as the lowest price on record, Apple Premier Partner Expercom has AirPods Max on sale for $519, a discount of $30 off retail.

AirTag rival Chipolo One Spot with keyring hole now available for preorder

AirTag rival Chipolo One Spot with keyring hole now available for preorder

The Chipolo ONE Spot is now available to pre-order, offering a small price benefit, and a built-in keyring hole, over AirTag, its fellow Find My device from Apple.

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Philips Hue will be compatible with new Matter home connectivity standard

Philips Hue will be compatible with new Matter home connectivity standard

Matter is the future unifying connectivity standard for the smart home, and Philips Hue is promising a seamless transition to the new system.

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Researchers successfully use AirTag network to send messages

Researchers successfully use AirTag network to send messages

Security researchers investigating the Find My network used by Apple's AirTags, have been able to piggyback on the system to send data that Apple can neither monitor nor, apparently, prevent.

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TipsHow to print from an iPhone using AirPrint

How to print from an iPhone using AirPrint

Apple's AirPrint is handiest way to print out a document from your iPhone or iPad, but it takes a little bit of setup first. Here's how to do it.

Apple highlights Apple Developer Academy success stories

Apple highlights Apple Developer Academy success stories

As new Apple Developer Academy programs begin recruiting in Detroit and Korea, Apple has showcased the impact of this coding course for students worldwide.

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UK repair firm fined $147,000 for selling counterfeit Apple chargers

UK repair firm fined $147,000 for selling counterfeit Apple chargers

A company in the UK's Bournemouth area has been found guilty of selling counterfeit chargers for Apple devices, and now has to pay.

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Apple again calls for dismissal of $800 million coronavirus app suit

Apple again calls for dismissal of $800 million coronavirus app suit

Apple lawyers are continuing to press for dismissal of an App Store lawsuit regarding the Coronavirus Reporter app, claiming the developer is "cobbling together" allegations.

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US lawmaker demands Apple's Tim Cook respond to Uyghur forced labor claims

US lawmaker demands Apple's Tim Cook respond to Uyghur forced labor claims

Apple CEO Tim Cook is in the crosshairs of at least one U.S. lawmaker over a recent report claiming Chinese firms in the tech giant's supply chain exploit Uyghur labor.

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Tuesday, May 11, 2021