Category Archive for: Apple Insider

AirPods ship times drop to 2-3 weeks from Apple amid immediate availability from resellers

AirPods ship times from Apple’s online store have dropped below one month for the first time since the popular headphones debuted more than eight months ago, though third-party resellers have stock available for immediate purchase….

Video: Apple eGPU developer kit tested with a 15-inch Thunderbolt 3 MacBook Pro

AppleInsider takes a look at Apple’s eGPU developer kit, including the Radeon RX 580 video card, and the Sonnet eGFX enclosure.

Apple holds commanding lead over Qualcomm in 3D sensing tech development by nearly two years

A new analyst report claims that Apple holds up to a two year lead on rival Qualcomm, when it comes to software and hardware development of accurate 3D sensing systems — and no Android product developer seems that willing to host…

Latest tvOS 11 beta points to HDR-equipped ‘J105a’ model for Apple TV

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Further backing the impending arrival of a new Apple TV, the seventh tvOS 11 beta — released on Monday — makes references to a “J105a” model with support for HDR (high dynamic range).

Android Oreo exits developer beta program, coming to Google’s Pixel, Nexus soon

Google’s latest version of Android has been named. Android Oreo is complete, has exited developer-only beta testing, and is coming soon to the Pixel, Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P.

Apple AI expert Tom Gruber’s TED Talk video about Siri’s ‘humanistic AI’ viewable on YouTube

A talk from a TED conference in April by Apple AI expert and Siri co-founder Tom Gruber is now available to watch on YouTube, with Gruber sharing how Apple’s digital assistant Siri and ‘humanistic AI’ can be used to help humans bec…

Longtime label holdout Drag City puts catalog on Apple Music

Independent label Drag City has added most of its back catalog to Apple Music, reversing a previous stance calling for better artist compensation.

Apple makes seventh developer betas of macOS High Sierra, iOS 11, tvOS 11 available

Keeping up with the one per week cycle, apple has updated three of its developer betas, with seventh releases of iOS 11, macOS 10.13 High Sierra, and tvOS 11.

iTunes U Collections migrating to Apple Podcasts app in September

Apple is preparing to migrate iTunes U Collections from the iTunes U app to Apple Podcasts, with a warning to educational institutions advising the change will take place in September as part of the release of iTunes 12.7.

Apple Pay likely to get boost from Visa & Mastercard mandating contactless payment terminals

Apple Pay should get a major lift within the next five years from a pair of factors, according to new research, most notably contactless support demanded by credit card giants Visa and Mastercard.

Interview from 1988 about the Macintosh Portable leak shows how far Apple leaks have evolved

A clip from a local news program discussing the then-unreleased Macintosh Portable has been unearthed and uploaded to YouTube, with the news item from 29 years ago serving as a reminder that Apple leaks are certainly not a new phen…

Deals: 12″ MacBooks for $999 ($300 off); 27″ iMac 5K for $1,199 (Apple refurb); $300 off 13″ Touch Bars

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Kicking off this solar eclipse Monday, Amazon is knocking $300 off Apple’s 2016 12″ MacBook, bringing the price down to $999. An upgraded Apple refurbished 27″ iMac 5K is also $1,199 with no tax outside NY. Meanwhile, Late 2016 13″ Touch Bars are $300 off instantly with no tax in 48 states.

Minus Touch ID, Apple’s ‘iPhone 8’ may enter mass production in ‘third week of September’

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The “iPhone 8” may finally enter full-scale production in the “third week of September,” an analyst claimed on Monday, reinforcing predictions that the device will be available in limited numbers that month — but will likely not have Touch ID embedded in the display.

Intel details 8th-generation Core i7, i5 processors suitable for MacBook, dual-core MacBook Pro refresh

Intel launched its 8th-generation processors on Monday, starting with the with the new ‘U-series’ chips for notebooks boasting a 40 percent performance boost compared to the previous generation, though while this series is suitable…

Photos show alleged display assembly, flex cables for Apple’s ‘iPhone 8’

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Images published over the weekend are claimed to show an assortment of parts for Apple’s “iPhone 8,” including a display assembly, a Lightning connector, and associated flex cables.

Barclays iPhone app update allows for payments to be sent to contacts with Siri

Barclays has taken advantage of Siri integration to add the ability to pay people and business that have already paid in the past just using Siri.

Apple opens promised iTunes donations to Southern Poverty Law Center

As planned Apple has opened up iTunes donations to the Southern Poverty Law Center, part of a broader reaction to the violence at this month’s far-right rally in Charlottesville, Va.

Review: Alpine’s iLX-107 is the first, and best, aftermarket wireless CarPlay receiver

Alpine’s newly released iLX-107 is the first infotainment system to boast wireless CarPlay compatibility, allowing users to listen to tunes, navigate, interact with Siri and more without a Lightning cable. AppleInsider went hands-o…

First look: Adata SE730H portable USB-C SSD a good solution for external OS installs, Time Machine

While small SSDs aren’t new, ones with USB-C compatibility are. AppleInsider examines the forthcoming Data SE730H USB-C portable SSD.

Apple uses hidden webpage to recruit cloud infrastructure engineer

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A hidden, now-defunct page on Apple’s website was apparently being used by the company to recruit an engineer for work on a “critical infrastructure component.”

How to shoot the Aug. 21 solar eclipse on an iPhone

On August 21, for the first time since 1918, a total solar eclipse will trace a coast-to-coast path across the U.S. Here’s some tips on how to capture it with your iPhone.

This week on AI: Apple Watch ‘Series 3,’ Apple’s $1B Hollywood war chest, Charlottesville fallout & more

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Some of the most interesting news of the week revolved around this fall’s Apple Watch “Series 3,” which may get LTE, but not a new look. Apple also appears to have big Hollywood plans — if not quite as big as HBO or Netflix.

Functional Apple I computer to hit online auction block in September

A fully operational Apple I computer built by Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak in 1976 is going up for auction through Charitybuzz next month, with all proceeds earmarked for charity.

Apple’s Siri latest target in string of natural language patent lawsuits

One-man company Word to Info on Friday expanded a string of patent lawsuits over natural language processing technology — active cases involve Amazon, Google, Microsoft and Nuance — to include Apple, taking specific aim at the …

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