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Monday, December 10, 2018

Green Monday Apple deals: Save up to $1,300 on MacBooks, iPads, Apple Watches, iMacs, software & more

Green Monday Apple deals: Save up to $1,300 on MacBooks, iPads, Apple Watches, iMacs, software & more

With the countdown to Christmas nearing the two-week mark, retailers are offering last-minute deals on everything from the latest Apple hardware to software and accessories this Green Monday. Save up to $1,300 during the cyber holiday, with free expedited shipping and no sales tax in many states on a variety of configurations.

Epic Games pulls pioneering 'Infinity Blade' trilogy from iOS App Store

Epic Games pulls pioneering 'Infinity Blade' trilogy from iOS App Store

Epic Games, developers of worldwide phenomenon Fortnite, on Monday pulled all titles attached to its venerable iOS franchise "Infinity Blade" from the App Store, citing difficulties to maintain support for the apps.

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FeatureHoliday Gift Guide: the best books and e-books about Apple

Holiday Gift Guide: the best books and e-books about Apple

There are many books for people interested in Apple's design, in its past products and most certainly in Steve Jobs. AppleInsider recommends all the titles that we think will absorb you — and warns you off the surprising one that won't.

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VideoReview: Caviar's luxury $4,600 iPhone has more gold than purpose

Review: Caviar's luxury $4,600 iPhone has more gold than purpose

If you've ever wondered what it is like to use a custom modified $4,600 gold and carbon iPhone with a built-in solar charger, AppleInsider has you covered.

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B&H Green Monday Apple deals: $269 iPads; 2018 MacBook Airs $1,059; 13" MacBook Pros from $1,129; 15" MacBook Pros $2,099

B&H Green Monday Apple deals: $269 iPads; 2018 MacBook Airs $1,059; 13

B&H Photo has launched aggressive Green Monday discounts on Apple's latest hardware with free expedited delivery in time for Christmas. Find 2018 MacBook Airs on sale from $1,059 ($130 to $150 off), 15" MacBook Pros for $2,099 ($300 off), Apple Watches from $274 (up to $110 off), 2018 iPads for $269 and more.

Apple commences developer beta testing of iOS 12.1.2, tvOS 12.1.2, macOS 10.14.3, and watchOS 5.1.3

Apple commences developer beta testing of iOS 12.1.2, tvOS 12.1.2, macOS 10.14.3, and watchOS 5.1.3

Apple has restarted the beta testing cycle once more after its latest batch of public releases, providing developers the first builds of iOS 12.1.2, tvOS 12.1.2, macOS 10.14.3, and watchOS 5.1.3.

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Amazon drops more Apple Deals: $249 iPads, $140 off 2018 MacBook Airs, $70 off Apple Watch

Amazon drops more Apple Deals: $249 iPads, $140 off 2018 MacBook Airs, $70 off Apple Watch

With just two weeks to go in the holiday shopping season, Amazon has restocked some of its most popular Apple offerings and is offering them at the lowest prices, including 2018 iPads for $249.99 ($70 off), $70 off Apple Watches and 2018 MacBook Airs with 256GB of space for $1,299 ($100 off). Grab them while you can, as they're unlikely to last long.

Apple Watch ECG feature not arriving in Canada anytime soon

Apple Watch ECG feature not arriving in Canada anytime soon

Are you in Canada and looking for the ECG feature of the Apple Watch? You may be in for a long wait.

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Apple Pay could launch in Germany this week after long wait

Apple Pay could launch in Germany this week after long wait

After one of the most conspicuous gaps in Apple Pay's European coverage, Germany may finally be getting access to the payment platform this week.

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Green Monday savings: $225 off every 2018 15-inch MacBook Pro with Vega graphics

Green Monday savings: $225 off every 2018 15-inch MacBook Pro with Vega graphics

Back by popular demand, Apple authorized reseller Adorama is knocking $225 off every 2018 15-inch MacBook Pro with Vega 16 or Vega 20 graphics for a limited time. Plus, Adorama will not collect sales tax on orders shipped outside NY and NJ.

Some iPhone apps handing precise location data to as many as 40 businesses

Some iPhone apps handing precise location data to as many as 40 businesses

Despite Apple's strict controls on privacy, a number of iOS apps are not only tracking precise location information on anonymized users but sharing it with third-party businesses — sometimes dozens of them, a report revealed on Monday.

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7 hours left: Apple's 2017 12.9" iPad Pro (512GB, WiFi) on sale for $799 ($350 off) for Green Monday

7 hours left: Apple's 2017 12.9

While supplies last on Green Monday, B&H Photo is slashing the price of Apple's Mid 2017 12.9-inch iPad Pro with 512GB of space and Wi-Fi functionality. Priced at just $799 after a $350 instant discount with free expedited shipping and no tax in many states, this is the lowest price available for the spacious model during the special DealZone event.

Citi reduces AAPL target to $200, because 'trade wars are bad for tech stocks'

Citi reduces AAPL target to $200, because 'trade wars are bad for tech stocks'

The recent trend of analysts and investment firms cutting their share price targets for Apple has continued, with Citi cutting its expectations for Apple's stock to $200 and suggesting the price could drop further in the future, as low as $125.

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Qualcomm wins import & sales ban on iPhones shipping with iOS 11 in China

Qualcomm wins import & sales ban on iPhones shipping with iOS 11 in China

Qualcomm has won a preliminary order in a Chinese court banning the import and sale of iPhones with older versions of iOS installed out-of-the-box, over software patents that Apple was found to have violated in iOS 11.

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Looters rob Bordeaux Apple Store during French 'Yellow Vest' protests

Looters rob Bordeaux Apple Store during French 'Yellow Vest' protests

The Bordeaux Apple Store was attacked during protests and riots against the French government across the country, with the store essentially cleaned out by the thieves.

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Sunday, December 09, 2018

VideoDecision time: Choosing between the 11-inch versus the 12.9-inch iPad Pros

Decision time: Choosing between the 11-inch versus the 12.9-inch iPad Pros

Just $200 separates the 11-inch and 12-inch 2018 iPad Pros. This is a fairly narrow gap, and we've been told it's a hard call — so AppleInsider is here to help.

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Hands-OnHands on: Must-have Mac audio tool Loopback reworked with major visual changes

Hands on: Must-have Mac audio tool Loopback reworked with major visual changes

True, Rogue Amoeba's Loopback 2 is only a must-have app if you ever work with audio — but you probably do, so it likely is. The tool for routing audio between apps and audio devices gets a makeover and doesn't add new features but greatly refines what it has.

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ExclusiveGreen Monday deal: Apple's high-end 1TB 2018 15" MacBook Pro for $2,899 ($300 off)

Green Monday deal: Apple's high-end 1TB 2018 15

Exclusively for AI readers, B&H Photo is taking $300 off Apple's high-end Mid 2018 15-inch MacBook Pro. Pick up the 1TB model with an upgraded processor and top-of-the-line graphics for $2,899. Plus, take advantage of free expedited shipping and no tax collected in many states.

Saturday, December 08, 2018

ReviewReview: The MacBook Pro with Vega 20 ups the ante of performance and price

Review: The MacBook Pro with Vega 20 ups the ante of performance and price

The i9 MacBook Pro is a feat of engineering and design that Apple has carried forward for the last three models, but choices made at the inception of the line are echoing forward to today, still cutting back a very little bit on what the computer could be, even with the new Vega 20 graphics.

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Friday, December 07, 2018

Apple rings in holidays with Beer Bash featuring Idina Menzel, Toys for Tots drive

Apple rings in holidays with Beer Bash featuring Idina Menzel, Toys for Tots drive

Apple employees on Friday participated in a pair of yearly traditions at the company's One Infinite Loop campus in California, donating goods to the Toys for Tots Program before enjoying a Beer Bash performance featuring Idina Menzel.

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Apple hires CEO of prescription tracking startup Mango Health

Apple hires CEO of prescription tracking startup Mango Health

Apple has hired the former CEO of medication tracking start-up Mango Health Jason Oberfest, with the employment of the executive potentially indicating Apple wants to move its health and fitness-related efforts into helping users manage their medication.

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Verizon switches on eSIMs for owners of iPhone XS, XS Max & XR

Verizon switches on eSIMs for owners of iPhone XS, XS Max & XR

U.S. carrier Verizon is beginning to activate eSIM lines for Apple's dual-SIM iPhone XR, iPhone XS, and iPhone XS Max, according to subscribers.

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Apple appears to have three new Smart Battery Cases ready to go

Apple appears to have three new Smart Battery Cases ready to go

If clues in Apple's recently released iOS and watchOS updates are anything to go by, we may see new Smart Battery cases for all three of the latest iPhones before the end of 2018.

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ECG feature in Apple Watch is already saving lives [u]

ECG feature in Apple Watch is already saving lives [u]

The electrocardiogram function of the Apple Watch Series 4 went live as part of the watchOS 5.1.2 update released on Thursday is already proving its usefulness.

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TipsHow to pick the best monitor for your new Mac mini

How to pick the best monitor for your new Mac mini

Apple neither supplies a monitor with your new Mac mini, nor presently makes one itself that you can use with it. However, plenty of other firms do. AppleInsider looks at displays, and what you need to know to make the right choice for you.

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Apple's Beddit emerges from hibernation with Beddit Sleep Monitor 3.5

Apple's Beddit emerges from hibernation with Beddit Sleep Monitor 3.5

Apple-owned Beddit on Friday made a surprise product launch, releasing a very slightly revised version of its namesake sleep tracker.

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VideoHands on with the new features in watchOS 5.1.2

Hands on with the new features in watchOS 5.1.2

Apple just released watchOS 5.1.2 to Apple Watch owners with a litany of features despite numbering suggesting is is only a minor update. AppleInsider goes hands on, and shows you the big changes.

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ExclusiveHere's where to get the lowest prices on Apple's upgraded 2018 MacBook Pros for the holidays

Here's where to get the lowest prices on Apple's upgraded 2018 MacBook Pros for the holidays

Apple authorized reseller Adorama has just issued steeper markdowns on Apple's CTO 2018 MacBook Pros for the holidays, 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 available, are available only at AppleInsider.

Qualcomm's president says Apple iPhone modem saga will end soon — but that seems unlikely

Qualcomm's president says Apple iPhone modem saga will end soon — but that seems unlikely

Qualcomm President Cristiano Amon believes that the legal battle with Apple over the iPhone modem could end in 2019, but if history — and Apple's remarks — are any indication, that's a long-shot.

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Morgan Stanley cuts Apple stock price target over weak Chinese iPhone demand

Morgan Stanley cuts Apple stock price target over weak Chinese iPhone demand

Analysts from Morgan Stanley are the latest to cut their price target for Apple stock, with longer smartphone replacement cycles in China apparently to blame.

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iPhone assembler Pegatron may move to Indonesia over tariff fears

iPhone assembler Pegatron may move to Indonesia over tariff fears

Apple's iPhone assembly partner Pegatron appears to be making a move to Indonesia to sidestep the US/China trade dispute, despite recent news of a truce.

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FeatureHere are all the receivers and speakers that are getting AirPlay 2

Here are all the receivers and speakers that are getting AirPlay 2

AirPlay 2 is a small but important addition to Apple's platforms, allowing audio to be played on multiple devices simultaneously. Here's a list of the compatible speakers and receivers promised so far, and where available, the dates AirPlay 2 support is expected. [Updated Dec. 7]

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FeatureQualcomm, Michael Simmons on DJay, Ron Johnson on Steve Jobs, and more on the AppleInsider Podcast

Qualcomm, Michael Simmons on DJay, Ron Johnson on Steve Jobs, and more on the AppleInsider Podcast

This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, Victor speaks with Michael Simmons who works with Algoriddim on DJay, which was a part of the iPad Pro keynote this year. Victor and William talk about Qualcomm, opposition research PR firms, 5G phones, and more.

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Apple acquires A&R startup Platoon with focus on new & emerging artists

Apple acquires A&R startup Platoon with focus on new & emerging artists

Apple has reportedly acquired the talent-scouting and development startup Platoon, a firm set up in the UK by Saul Klein and Denzyl Feigelson, with the latter formerly an Apple executive responsible for the popular iTunes Music Festival.

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Apple's iPhone XR named best single-lens smartphone by DxOMark

Apple's iPhone XR named best single-lens smartphone by DxOMark

The photography software firm's benchmarking arm praises Apple for improvements to flash but criticizes zoom shots and low-light images. For overall quality, the iPhone XR still beats the previous best phone, the Google Pixel 2.

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Apple Store app sends rare push notification to promote new iPhone models

Apple Store app sends rare push notification to promote new iPhone models

Apple on Thursday sent out a rare push notification promoting its latest iPhone XR and XS models to iPhone Upgrade Program members, continuing an advertising blitz that began with a limited time trade-in offer last month.

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Thursday, December 06, 2018

Australia passes contentious encryption bill opposed by Apple, other tech companies

Australia passes contentious encryption bill opposed by Apple, other tech companies

The Australia parliament on Thursday passed a set of new cybersecurity measures that compels technology companies to furnish law enforcement agencies access to encrypted customer messages, a law that Apple and other tech firms railed against during its draft period.

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T-Mobile previews eSIM activation app for iPhone ahead of December launch

T-Mobile previews eSIM activation app for iPhone ahead of December launch

In preparation of a wide public launch expected before the end of the year, T-Mobile on Thursday previewed eSIM activation app for iPhone that will allow iPhone XS and XR owners to configure a second line on their device without visiting a retail store.

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Hands-OnHands on: Twelve South leather cases for iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR

Hands on: Twelve South leather cases for iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR

As they do every year, Twelve South refreshed their lineup of cases — Journal, BookBook, and SurfacePad — for the latest iPhones. We tested them out on our new iPhone XS Max to see how they hold up.

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