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Monday, October 22, 2018

Amazon, Super Micro executives join Apple's call to retract Bloomberg spy chip story

Amazon, Super Micro executives join Apple's call to retract Bloomberg spy chip story

Executives from Amazon and Super Micro on Monday joined Apple CEO Tim Cook in calling for the retraction of a Bloomberg Businessweek story claiming the companies were impacted by a Chinese spy operation.

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Former high school teacher used Elcomsoft software in 'Celebgate' hack

Former high school teacher used Elcomsoft software in 'Celebgate' hack

A Virginia man on Monday pleaded guilty for his part in accessing, and attempting to access via phishing, more than 200 iCloud, Yahoo and Facebook accounts, some of which belonged to Hollywood celebrities.

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Apple ceases iOS 12 code signing following release of iOS 12.0.1

Apple ceases iOS 12 code signing following release of iOS 12.0.1

Apple on Monday stopped signing code for iOS 12 after the release of iOS 12.0.1, meaning users running the latest sub-point update can no longer downgrade to the previous operating system version.

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Apple opens Beats 1 studio in New York City

Apple opens Beats 1 studio in New York City

Apple recently opened the doors to a New York studio for its Beats 1 streaming radio station, a satellite location that joins studios already in operation in Los Angeles and London.

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Apple reportedly working with GasBuddy after update leaves iPhones unresponsive

Apple reportedly working with GasBuddy after update leaves iPhones unresponsive

Apple on Monday informed employees it has identified an issue with gas price tracking app GasBuddy that causes iPhones running the title to become unresponsive.

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Apple's Tim Cook visits Berlin & Paris in advance of Brussels data privacy event

Apple's Tim Cook visits Berlin & Paris in advance of Brussels data privacy event

Apple CEO Tim Cook is making a variety of pitstops in Europe ahead of speaking at Wednesday's European Data Protection Conference, and on Monday visited developers in Berlin and Paris.

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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.

ReviewReview: Ultimate Ears' Boom 3 is a solid Bluetooth speaker with a few minor advantages

Review: Ultimate Ears' Boom 3 is a solid Bluetooth speaker with a few minor advantages

The latest incarnation of Ultimate Ears' core Boom speaker is a solid option for iPhone, Mac, or iPad owners who want to wirelessly stream their music with a few small perks over some of its rivals.

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Apple's HomePod has similar market share to high-end Echo Plus, Google Home Max

Apple's HomePod has similar market share to high-end Echo Plus, Google Home Max

Although it has a following similar to other high end smart speakers, the Apple HomePod is still being eclipsed in the U.S. market by cheaper offerings by Amazon and Google, newly-published survey data suggests.

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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.

Apple rolls out fifth developer betas for iOS 12.1, tvOS 12.1, and watchOS 5.1 [u]

Apple rolls out fifth developer betas for iOS 12.1, tvOS 12.1, and watchOS 5.1 [u]

Apple is onto its fifth round of testing for its current generation of operating system betas, with developers in the program able to update their devices with new builds of iOS 12.1, tvOS 12.1, and watchOS 5.1.

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Intel rebuffs claims that 10nm chip fabrication process has been abandoned

Intel rebuffs claims that 10nm chip fabrication process has been abandoned

A report claims Intel is giving up on its 10-nanometer process for chip production after enduring numerous delays and yield issues over the last few years, with Intel already declaring it as "untrue" and that it is continuing to make "good progress" on the process.

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Lowest price anywhere: Apple's loaded 2017 15" MacBook Pro (1TB SSD, Radeon 560) for $2,499 ($900 off)

Lowest price anywhere: Apple's loaded 2017 15

B&H has just issued a new price drop on Apple's high-end Mid 2017 15-inch MacBook Pro. Packed with upgrades, including a 3.1GHz Core i7 processor, 1TB of storage space and top-of-the-line Radeon 560 graphics, this premium laptop is now $900 off, bringing the price down to $2,499 with free expedited shipping.

Apple looking at $2 billion from Search Ad business alone by 2020

Apple looking at $2 billion from Search Ad business alone by 2020

An analyst is predicting that Apple's Search Ad business will generate $500 million in fiscal year 2018 alone — with it potentially quadrupling without any extra push by Apple or increase in ad prices by 2020.

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iPhone XR won't just buoy holiday quarter, but the beginning of 2019 as well

iPhone XR won't just buoy holiday quarter, but the beginning of 2019 as well

Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is seeing better pre-order demand for the iPhone XR than the iPhone 8, with the analyst noting that other supply chain and retail monitors may be misinterpreting consumer behaviors.

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VideoOne month later: iPhone XS against the iPhone X in the real world

One month later: iPhone XS against the iPhone X in the real world

At the launch of the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max, most reviewers including ourselves agreed that those who purchased an iPhone X should skip the iPhone XS model and wait another year. After a month with the iPhone XS Max, the answer isn't so clear cut.

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iPhone XR repair pricing revealed, screen replacement is $199

iPhone XR repair pricing revealed, screen replacement is $199

Apple has announced repair costs for the iPhone XR, with AppleCare+ fees remaining the same as other phones, but out of warranty fees commensurately lower in comparison to the retail price of the phone, and similar in price to screen repairs on the Galaxy S9 with Samsung parts.

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iPhone XR name inspired by 'extra special' sports cars, says Phil Schiller

iPhone XR name inspired by 'extra special' sports cars, says Phil Schiller

Prior to the availability of the iPhone XR and after the pre-orders started, Apple's Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing Phil Schiller had an interview to talk about the road to the device, and why Apple made it so soon after the technology behind it debuted in the iPhone X.

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Super Micro reviewing its hardware in search for alleged Chinese spy chips

Super Micro reviewing its hardware in search for alleged Chinese spy chips

Super Micro will be reviewing its products for any signs of chips or other malicious hardware added during its production, in a bid to clear itself following a report claiming Chinese spies had implanted the components to perform espionage on Apple and other western companies.

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Some YouTube TV subscribers receiving $10 in App Store credit for recent outage

Some YouTube TV subscribers receiving $10 in App Store credit for recent outage

Live streaming service YouTube TV is in some cases apologizing for an outage last Tuesday with $10 in automatic App Store credit, arranged in conjunction with Apple.

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Bearish analyst fears weak iPhone XS & iPhone XR sales, but still expects ASP to climb

Bearish analyst fears weak iPhone XS & iPhone XR sales, but still expects ASP to climb

Preorders for the iPhone XR are better than the equivalents for the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max, according to Rosenblatt Securities' Jun Zhang, but that hasn't stopped the analyst from reducing expectations for the value-oriented iPhone release.

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Apple's redesigned jobs site includes new recruitment video, sells hires on innovation

Apple's redesigned jobs site includes new recruitment video, sells hires on innovation

Apple has launched a redesigned jobs website, most prominently including a new video aimed at selling people on the iPhone maker's corporate culture.

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Apple & other tech giants may face EU universal minimum tax rate in the future

Apple & other tech giants may face EU universal minimum tax rate in the future

Apple and other major companies should be subjected to a minimum rate of corporation tax in all countries, Germany's finance minister has proposed, in order to prevent technology giants and other multinational organizations from evading taxes, despite the multinationals presently obeying all the laws presently in place.

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Sunday, October 21, 2018

EditorialCBC Video claims Apple's repair policies are abusive, but 'proof' falls far short

CBC Video claims Apple's repair policies are abusive, but 'proof' falls far short

A report from the CBC has attacked Apple's policies and practices regarding repairs, taking the company to task for expensive in-store repairs, coercing customers to buy new products in some cases — but the publication shows a stunning lack of understanding of the scale of Apple's repair efforts, and leans too heavily on edge cases presented by a pair of respected "right to repair" proponents rather than actual observation.

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VideoHands on with the 40mm women's Hermes Apple Watch Series 4

Hands on with the 40mm women's Hermes Apple Watch Series 4

The Edition and ceramic models of Apple Watch are long gone, but if you're looking for the cream of the crop within the Apple Watch lineup, the Hermes models are here for you. AppleInsider goes hands-on with the feminine-skewing 40mm Apple Watch Series 4.

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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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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.

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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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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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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