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Thursday, September 23, 2021

Apple shares the first trailer for Apple TV+ bilingual comedy 'Acapulco'

Apple shares the first trailer for Apple TV+ bilingual comedy 'Acapulco'

The first "Acapulco" trailer reveals a colorful 80s comedy about a young man's journey as a cabana boy at the hottest resort in Acapulco, streaming on Apple TV+ October 8.

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Insta360 Go 2 Camera now available exclusively though Apple

Insta360 Go 2 Camera now available exclusively though Apple

The world's smallest action camera, the Insta360 Go 2, is now available to purchase exclusively through Apple.

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TipsHow to put your old iPhone to use after you bought the new iPhone 13

How to put your old iPhone to use after you bought the new iPhone 13

Whether it's last year's iPhone 12 or a digital antique like an iPhone 5, that once-cherished device can have an entirely new life. Here's just how your last iPhone could still be immensely useful.

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iPhone builds increasing through 2021 while Android forecasts remain flat

iPhone builds increasing through 2021 while Android forecasts remain flat

Data from the supply chain indicates that iPhone build numbers will increase through the end of 2021, while Android builds are likely to not increase at all, according to Cowen.

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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.

United States & European Union are going to team up to take down big tech

United States & European Union are going to team up to take down big tech

Plans are underway to coordinate efforts between the European Union and the United States to take on big tech regulation, which could accelerate not just the law institution, but enforcement as well.

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TipsHow to use the new Spotlight in iOS 15

How to use the new Spotlight in iOS 15

Spotlight is much more useful in iOS 15, with improvements including new items it can search for, and new intelligence behind its searching, too.

Plugable's Thunderbolt 4 Hub offers a 'pure USB-C' design

Plugable's Thunderbolt 4 Hub offers a 'pure USB-C' design

Plugable has launched its new Thunderbolt 4 Hub, the first with a "pure USB-C design" that doesn't include any USB-A ports.

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Satechi brings more MagSafe and GaN chargers to its expanding lineup

Satechi brings more MagSafe and GaN chargers to its expanding lineup

Three new chargers are joining Satechi's charger offerings including a high-output car charger, a MagSafe-compatible car mount, and a USB-C PD wall charger.

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EU proposing USB-C smartphone charger standard

EU proposing USB-C smartphone charger standard

The European Commission has proposed legislation that would require USB-C to become the standard charging port for all mobile devices, which would require Apple to migrate to it as a standard on the iPhone within two years of enactment.

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First iPhone 13 partial teardown shows larger battery & internal redesign

First iPhone 13 partial teardown shows larger battery & internal redesign

Twitter user Sonny Dickson has taken apart what appears to be an iPhone 13 to reveal its newly redesigned interior, with the battery and Taptic Engine changes being the most notable changes.

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TipsHow to use Quick Notes in iPadOS 15

How to use Quick Notes in iPadOS 15

A star of the new iPadOS 15 is Quick Note. It's an excellent feature, the kind of small addition that changes how you work, for the better.

FeatureM1X MacBook Pro, AirPods, and more: What to expect from Apple in 2021 and early 2022

M1X MacBook Pro, AirPods, and more: What to expect from Apple in 2021 and early 2022

While Apple revealed the iPhone 13 range and many other products at its "California Streaming" special event, there are still quite a few other items awaiting launch. Here's what to expect from Apple before the end of 2021, and on into the first months of 2022.

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Apple opening first Bronx store on September 24

Apple opening first Bronx store on September 24

Apple is to open its first Bronx store in The Mall at Bay Plaza, on September 24, adding to the 11 it already operates across the five boroughs.

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Apple, Samsung, Intel attending White House meeting on chip shortage

Apple, Samsung, Intel attending White House meeting on chip shortage

Representatives from Apple and other big tech companies plus car manufacturers such as Ford and GM are scheduled to attend a virtual White House meeting about the chip shortage, and impact of the coronavirus Delta variant.

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Australia bank CEO mocks Apple's claim of being pro-competition

Australia bank CEO mocks Apple's claim of being pro-competition

The head of the Commonwealth Bank of Australia has ridiculed Apple for its claim to be pro-competition in its dealings over Apple Pay in the country.

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Wednesday, September 22, 2021

iPad mini, iPhone 13 Pro delivery dates slip to late October in US

iPad mini, iPhone 13 Pro delivery dates slip to late October in US

Apple's iPad mini and iPhone 13 Pro devices are seeing strong demand in the U.S. following an unveiling and start to preorders last week, with estimated delivery dates for some configurations pushed into November.

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StoreKit 2 in iOS 15 delivers better customer service experience

StoreKit 2 in iOS 15 delivers better customer service experience

Apple with the release of iOS 15, iPadOS 15, watchOS 8 and tvOS 15 introduced StoreKit 2, a set of APIs that provide developers with convenient tools for managing digital purchases and providing customers with better service.

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iPhone 13's Cinematic mode shown off in music video

iPhone 13's Cinematic mode shown off in music video

A pair of music videos shot on iPhone 13 offer a glimpse at the handset's filmmaking prowess, with both shorts focusing on Apple's new Cinematic mode.

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Apple deprecates TLS 1.0 and 1.1 with iOS 15, macOS 12, more

Apple deprecates TLS 1.0 and 1.1 with iOS 15, macOS 12, more

Apple this week continued work to deprecate Transport Layer Security 1.0 and 1.1 from its various operating systems, replacing the long-in-the-tooth security protocols with more modern versions.

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Rashida Jones, David Oyelowo join cast of Apple TV+ original 'Wool'

Rashida Jones, David Oyelowo join cast of Apple TV+ original 'Wool'

Apple recently signed Rashida Jones and David Oyelowo to the cast of upcoming Apple TV+ dystopian series "Wool," adding to a list of big names already attached to the production.

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VideoHow to stream lossless audio to HomePod

How to stream lossless audio to HomePod

Thanks to the forthcoming iOS 15.1 update, users will finally be able to stream lossless audio to HomePod and HomePod mini. Here is how it works and how to enable it.

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Apple retail employees to get up to $1,000 bonus amid pay equity concerns

Apple retail employees to get up to $1,000 bonus amid pay equity concerns

Apple is giving its retail employees a rare bonus that for some workers will equate to a one-time payout of $1,000, according to a report on Wednesday.

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Facebook admits that iOS 14 privacy changes are working as intended

Facebook admits that iOS 14 privacy changes are working as intended

Facebook has admitted that it underreported certain ad performance metrics on iPhone, indicating that Apple's iOS 14 privacy changes are having the intended effect on throttling data harvesting.

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TipsHow to use the new widgets in iOS 15

How to use the new widgets in iOS 15

The way you find and set up widgets hasn't changed in iOS 15, but what there are, and what they can do, has.

Apple iPhone sales in China slowed in August, anticipating iPhone 13 launch

Apple iPhone sales in China slowed in August, anticipating iPhone 13 launch

Apple iPhone sales in China slowed down in August, likely suggesting that many Chinese customers deferred purchasing new handsets in anticipation of the iPhone 13 launch.

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Brydge unveils Stone Pro TB4 Thunderbolt 4 docking station

Brydge unveils Stone Pro TB4 Thunderbolt 4 docking station

Brydge, known for its collection of iPad keyboards, has just announced the upcoming availability of their newest Thunderbolt 4 dock, the Stone Pro TB4.

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iPhone 13 Pro macro photography selling point for upgraders, says Austin Mann

iPhone 13 Pro macro photography selling point for upgraders, says Austin Mann

Professional photographer Austin Mann put the new iPhone 13 Pro camera features to the test by spending a week in Tanzania.

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TipsHow to use the new window controls in iPadOS 15

How to use the new window controls in iPadOS 15

There's no change to how you can arrange iPad app windows in iPadOS-15, but there's a big improvement to the way you can do it.

VideoApple leather MagSafe wallet with Find My review: A step up, but just barely

Apple leather MagSafe wallet with Find My review: A step up, but just barely

Apple announced an updated version of its leather MagSafe wallet that finally integrated directly with the Find My app. Unfortunately, in practice, we got less than we were hoping for.

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'Fortnite' not coming back to iOS or Mac any time soon

'Fortnite' not coming back to iOS or Mac any time soon

Apple will not restore Epic Games' App Store developer account that it used for "Fortnite," until all of the appeals for the trial have been exhausted — which will take years.

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Apple teases sci-fi drama 'Invasion' ahead of October debut

Apple teases sci-fi drama 'Invasion' ahead of October debut

"Invasion" will make its way to Apple TV+ on October 22, with a new trailer giving viewers a better peek at what to expect.

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Microsoft unveils Surface Laptop Studio, Surface Pro 8, Surface Duo 2

Microsoft unveils Surface Laptop Studio, Surface Pro 8, Surface Duo 2

On Wednesday, Microsoft showed off its new lineup of Surface computers — the Surface Laptop Studio starting at $1,599, the updated Surface Pro 8 starting at $1,099, and the Surface Duo 2 starting at $1,499.

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Apple partner TSMC fired staff who violated company's 'core values'

Apple partner TSMC fired staff who violated company's 'core values'

While TSMC did not give an official reason why it fired the employees, reports claim that the seven workers let go leaked confidential information to outsiders.

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In leaked memo, Tim Cook says leakers do not belong inside Apple

In leaked memo, Tim Cook says leakers do not belong inside Apple

Following leaks about his all-hands Apple meeting about pay equity, Tim Cook has told staff that the company does not "tolerate disclosures of confidential information."

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iOS 15 picking up fewer upgraders two days after launch than iOS 14 did

iOS 15 picking up fewer upgraders two days after launch than iOS 14 did

Adoption of Apple's new iOS 15 appears to be slower than the previous iOS 14, with 8.5% of users having downloaded the update two days after its launch.

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Best Deals Sept. 22 - $97 MagSafe Duo Charger, $110 2nd gen Apple Pencil, and more!

Best Deals Sept. 22 - $97 MagSafe Duo Charger, $110 2nd gen Apple Pencil, and more!

Wednesday's best deals include more than $32 off Apple MagSafe Duo Charger, $20 off the Star Wars 9-Movie Collection, $19 off a second-generation Apple Pencil, and more!

iPad mini review roundup: Superior speed but missing a critical feature

iPad mini review roundup: Superior speed but missing a critical feature

The first reviews for the iPad mini 6 are out, and they all follow the same line that it is a remarkable device, yet not meant to be used for serious work.

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Deal alert: 1-year Sam's Club membership discounted to $19.99 + free food

Deal alert: 1-year Sam's Club membership discounted to $19.99 + free food

Ending soon is a price drop on a Sam's Club 1-year membership, dropping the cost to just $19.99. Gear up for Black Friday Apple deals at the largest warehouse club in the nation at over half off the regular membership price. Plus, get a free rotisserie chicken and cupcakes with your first purchase.