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Thursday, August 11, 2022

Apple asks suppliers to make 90 million iPhone 14 units

Tech analysts are projecting a shrinking global smartphone market, but Apple is expecting the iPhone 14 family to keep pace with 2021's demand levels.

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Apple TV+ dramedy 'Physical' picked up for third season

Apple TV+ has announced a season three renewal for "Physical," with Rose Byrne returning as the entrepreneurial Sheila Rubin on a journey of self-discovery via aerobics.

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FTC will begin exploring new regulations on data privacy, corporate surveillance

The Federal Trade Commission has kickstarted an effort to expand data privacy rules and regulations that could place additional restrictions on how firms collect and use personal information.

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VideoCompared: Apple 2022 iPhone SE vs Google Pixel 6a

Compared: Apple 2022 iPhone SE vs Google Pixel 6a

Google's introduction of the Pixel 6a pits its latest Android smartphone squarely against Apple's iPhone SE, but is it enough to pull away potential iPhone buyers over to the other side?

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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.

FeatureCompared: Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 versus iPhone 13 & iPhone 13 Pro

Samsung has unveiled the latest version of its compact folding smartphone — the Galaxy Z Flip 4. Here's how the foldable device stacks up against Apple's more conventional iPhone.

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TipsHow to force quit an application in macOS

How to force quit an application in macOS

Not all macOS applications run smoothly, with some running into troubles that prevent you from quitting it. Here's how you can use force quit an app to stop it from running when nothing else works.

Man jailed for stalking ex-girlfriend with an AirTag

A UK man has been sentenced to nine weeks in prison after using Apple's AirTags to track his ex-partner's car.

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TipsHow to block and report spam calls and texts on iPhone

Spam calls and texts are unarguably annoying and disruptive, so it's a good idea to get acquainted with the tools and apps you can use to stop them. Here are a few on iOS.

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Deal alert: Apple AirPods dip to $99 at Amazon

Amazon has Apple AirPods on sale for as low as $99 today, with AirPods Pro discounted by $70.

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Vertical Brydge ProDock for new MacBook Pro & MacBook Air now available to pre-order

Vertical Brydge ProDock for new MacBook Pro & MacBook Air now available to pre-order

The Brydge ProDock is a new Thunderbolt 4 docking station for MacBook Pro and M2 MacBook Air, and it is now available to pre-order for $399.99.

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Telegram CEO claims Apple is delaying update that will 'revolutionize' messaging

Telegram CEO Pavel Durov claims that Apple has been delaying an App Store update to the app that will "revolutionize how people express themselves in messaging."

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Daily deals August 11: $50 off iPad Air 5, 16GB Mac mini for $799, $300 off 16-inch MacBook Pro, more

Daily deals August 11: $50 off iPad Air 5, 16GB Mac mini for $799, $300 off 16-inch MacBook Pro, more

Thursday's best deals include $120 off a Dell 34-inch curved monitor, $20 for a 1TB portable hard drive, $700 off a Samsung 85-inch 4K TV, and much more.

Epic Games versus Apple appeals to be heard on October 21

The US Court of Appeals will now hear from Apple and Epic Games, both of which are appealing against aspects of the antitrust rulings from their previous App Store lawsuit.

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TipsDo not remove iCloud Lock from a stolen iPhone, because a thief asks you to

Even if thieves tell you that they "reverse engineered" or jailbroken your stolen iPhone and will sell your data if you don't remove your iCloud device lock — don't. Here's why you shouldn't and why you should feel safe about it.

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Apple celebrates 40 years in Australia with new energy and education initiatives

Tim Cook has announced a series of grants, coding opportunities, and renewable energy goals as Apple marks its fourth decade in Australia.

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Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Apple Original podcasts will get bulked up through deal with Futuro Studios

Apple has signed a deal with Pulitzer-prize winner Futuro Studios and is now courting other companies in hopes of turning the podcasts into Apple TV+ original content.

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Disney+ to hike prices, introduce ad-supported tier in December

Disney+ will introduce a new ad-supported tier of its streaming service later in 2022 while hiking the price of the current ad-free plans, including bundles with Hulu and ESPN+.

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TipsHow to show timestamps in Messages in macOS Monterey and iOS 15

How to show timestamps in Messages in macOS Monterey and iOS 15

Other than on the initial notification, Messages doesn't tell you the time that a message arrived. Here's how to read the timestamps of your Messages on your iPhone, iPad, and Mac.

eBay coupon: save 15% on solar generators, robot vacuums & more

For a limited time only, shoppers looking to secure the best deal on a variety of tech, home and sporting good items can save an additional 15% on top of already discounted prices.

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EditorialRCS is still half-baked, and Apple has no reason to adopt it

In June, Google posted a video about how RCS can bridge the messaging gap between iOS and Android, and it amped up efforts and escalated the effort on Tuesday. But, Apple doesn't need RCS, or at least the half-baked version it is today.

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FeatureHow an iPhone battery works and how to manage its health

How an iPhone battery works and how to manage its health

Your iPhone uses a lithium-ion battery that degrades over time, but there is little reason to worry about battery health in a new device. Here's what you need to know about your iPhone's battery.

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Apple TV+ now includes everyone and Jon Hamm

Apple TV+ now includes everyone and Jon Hamm

Jon Hamm's long nightmare of not being on Apple TV+ has ended, and he will debut on the service in season three of "The Morning Show."

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Samsung Unpacked deals: get up to $300 in Samsung credit on the new Galaxy Fold, Flip, Watch 5

Today's Samsung Unpacked Event was filled with product announcements and now AppleInsider readers can snag special deals when preordering the new Samsung Fold, Flip, Watch 5 — and even Buds 2 Pro.

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iPhone 14 Pro models may be more expensive than iPhone 13, Kuo says

Apple may increase the prices on its upcoming iPhone 14 Pro models, though it isn't clear how much more expensive they'll be, according to TF Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

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Hyper announces 'world's first' 245W GaN charger, portable battery pack

Hyper has announced a pair of new power accessories — a charger and a portable battery pack — that can output 245 watts worth of power.

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Apple TV+ plans documentary about comedy star Steve Martin

The writer, comedian, actor, and banjo player Steve Martin is to be the subject of a new two-part Apple TV+ documentary, now in production.

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Samsung unveils new Galaxy Fold 4, Galaxy Flip 4 & More

Samsung on Wednesday announced the new Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Galaxy Z Flip 4 series, the latest additions to its lineup of foldable smartphones.

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Daily deals August 10: 12% off 14-inch MacBook Pro, $100 off 24-inch iMac, $59 1TB SATA III SSD, more

Daily deals August 10: 12% off 14-inch MacBook Pro, $100 off 24-inch iMac, $59 1TB SATA III SSD, more

Wednesday's best deals include 31% off a Blue Yeti USB microphone, $29 off a Magic Trackpad, Samsung 1TB T7 Shield SSD for $100, and much more.

VideoWhat to expect from the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Max

What to expect from the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Max

The "iPhone 14" lineup is expected to be incredibly similar to the iPhone 13 with minor changes like increased RAM and a new "max" model. Check out the rumored "iPhone 14 Max" in AR and find all the details here.

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TipsHow to use Hide My Email in iOS 15

How to use Hide My Email in iOS 15

For an iOS 15 feature that's meant to be incredibly easy to use, Hide My Email comes with a lot of options. Here's what you can - and as yet, can't - do.

Apple hosts premiere event for 'Five Days' ahead of August 12 streaming

Prestigious Apple TV+ drama series "Five Days at Memorial" has been premiered in a special event at the Directors' Guild in Los Angeles.

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Tuesday, August 09, 2022

DOJ gearing up to sue Google over digital ad market dominance

The Department of Justice is reportedly preparing to sue Google over concerns that the company illegally controls the online advertising market.

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Final Cut Pro & iMovie updates have fix for export & playback bug

Apple has updated both iMovie and Final Cut Pro X with a minor fix that addresses a bug in both video editing apps.

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FeatureCompared: 16-inch MacBook Pro versus MSI Creator Z17

Compared: 16-inch MacBook Pro versus MSI Creator Z17

MSI's Creator Z17 notebook is billed as a productivity workhorse with a sleek design. On paper, it's even capable of taking on Apple's creative powerhouse, the 16-inch MacBook Pro. Here's how they compare.

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TipsHow to hide photos in macOS Ventura

Whether you need to be secretive, or you just like to be tidy, Photos will let you hide away any image you choose in macOS Ventura.

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Apple releases third public beta for iOS 16, iPadOS 16, tvOS 16, watchOS 9, macOS Ventura

Apple releases third public beta for iOS 16, iPadOS 16, tvOS 16, watchOS 9, macOS Ventura

Apple has released the third public beta versions of iOS 16, iPadOS 16, tvOS 16, watchOS 9, and macOS Ventura to members of its software testing program.

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TipsHow to set up automatic wallpapers in iOS 16 and macOS Monterey

Your iPhone or iPad can automatically change the wallpaper of your Home Screen or Lock Screen, and your Mac can do the same with your desktop background. Here's how to do it.

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Apple Card's explosive growth blamed for Goldman Sachs troubles

Apple Card's explosive growth blamed for Goldman Sachs troubles

The rapid expansion of Apple Card reportedly led to a wave of disputed transactions — which Goldman Sachs says were mishandled by outside vendors.

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