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Thursday, July 02, 2020

Apple digital car key arrives with updated BMW Connected app

Apple digital car key arrives with updated BMW Connected app

BMW on Thursday added Digital Key support to its BMW Connected app, a little over a week after Apple announced a digital car key feature set to debut with iOS 13.6.

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ExclusiveDevelopers reveal the good and bad of WWDC 2020 going online

Developers reveal the good and bad of WWDC 2020 going online

WWDC is more than a flash two-hour keynote, it's an entire week of developer sessions. We asked developers worldwide what they thought of the new online format.

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VideoHow to upgrade Mac Pro storage with Apple's new Mac Pro SSD Kit

How to upgrade Mac Pro storage with Apple's new Mac Pro SSD Kit

Apple's new Mac Pro isn't stuck with what you buy at initial purchase. A SSD upgrade kit from the company can quickly add one to eight terabytes of storage to your professional workstation by following these steps.

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After seven years, Apple loses iPad 2 Smart Cover import duty legal fight

After seven years, Apple loses iPad 2 Smart Cover import duty legal fight

A final ruling has come down from the appeals court, and Apple is on the hook for import duties on the long-discontinued iPad 2 Smart Cover

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ExclusiveCoupon: up to $200 off every 2020 13" MacBook Pro, plus $60 off AppleCare, 5% back

Coupon: up to $200 off every 2020 13

Apple's 2020 13-inch MacBook Pro is $75 to $200 off, and every single configuration is eligible for the exclusive coupon discount. Plus, save $60 on AppleCare and get an additional 5% back with the new Adorama Edge Credit Card. Total savings can reach up to $440 off.

Apple launches online web portal for Apple Card management via browser

Apple launches online web portal for Apple Card management via browser

Apple on Thursday launched a new online portal for the Apple Card, letting users manage their cards through a browser.

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App Store nearly doubles Google Play revenues across COVID-19 lockdown

App Store nearly doubles Google Play revenues across COVID-19 lockdown

The Apple App Store generated $32.8 billion across the globe in the first half of 2020, nearly double that of the Google Play store.

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Hodinkee is now an Apple Watch reseller

Hodinkee is now an Apple Watch reseller

Hodinkee, a popular mechanical wristwatch venue, is now an Apple Watch authorized reseller.

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ExclusiveNew 16-inch MacBook Pro deals knock up to $600 off every AMD 5600M model, plus AppleCare discount, 5% back

New 16-inch MacBook Pro deals knock up to $600 off every AMD 5600M model, plus AppleCare discount, 5% back

AppleInsider readers can take advantage of fresh coupon deals on every 16-inch MacBook Pro, with new AMD 5600M GPU configs now eligible for the promo code savings. Plus, grab bonus perks like AppleCare for $80 off and 5% back with the Adorama Edge Card.

Apple is still working on under-display optical Touch ID reader

Apple is still working on under-display optical Touch ID reader

Apple is continuing development of optical under-display fingerprint reading technology, possibly for a future iPhone.

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Apple researching glass keyboard for strength and transparency

Apple researching glass keyboard for strength and transparency

Future Apple keyboards may feature keycaps that are a mixture of a glass top and color backlighting, for longer-lasting keys which could potentially be used as mini displays.

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Apple supply chain still disrupted as China-India tensions mount

Apple supply chain still disrupted as China-India tensions mount

Over 150 Foxconn large-scale component shipments were stuck at the port of Chennai after clashes at the disputed Galwan Valley turned deadly, forcing continued backups in iPhone assemblies in India.

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Apple wants your iPhone to replace your passport and driver's license

Apple wants your iPhone to replace your passport and driver's license

The next step in Apple's goal of making the iPhone the sole thing anyone has to carry, continues with the device being able to securely replace passports, driver's licenses, and other physical forms of identification.

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Supply chain preparing for new mini LED iPad Pro in early 2021

Supply chain preparing for new mini LED iPad Pro in early 2021

Previously reported negotiations with component manufacturers are said to have now resulted in suppliers receiving orders for mini LED screens for forthcoming iPad Pro, and MacBook Pro models.

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Wednesday, July 01, 2020

Apple's Dark Sky to remain active on Android until Aug. 1

Apple's Dark Sky to remain active on Android until Aug. 1

Dark Sky, the popular weather app that Apple purchased earlier this year, on Wednesday said its Android app will remain functional until Aug. 1.

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Some users unable to access iCloud web portal [u: fixed]

Some users unable to access iCloud web portal [u: fixed]

Users attempting to access Apple's iCloud web portal on Wednesday were met with an error message stating the service is unreachable.

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New Apple Card customers get $50 with any Apple service purchase

New Apple Card customers get $50 with any Apple service purchase

A new promotional offer from Apple grants new Apple Card customers $50 in Daily Cash when they make a purchase through any Apple service.

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Apple engineer, product manager discuss Scribble on iPadOS 14

Apple engineer, product manager discuss Scribble on iPadOS 14

Apple software engineer Jenny Chen and product manager Stephen Tonna in an interview this week detailed new iPadOS 14 features including Scribble, an updated user interface and the seamless nature of switching between iPad's multiple input methods.

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Study: Apple TV+ took home 27% of new OTT subscriptions during COVID-19

Study: Apple TV+ took home 27% of new OTT subscriptions during COVID-19

Amid a boom in U.S. households trialing streaming subscriptions, Apple's own Apple TV+ streaming service made up 27% of new customers, a study claims.

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Apple TV+ poaches Sony Pictures Television co-president Chris Parnell

Apple TV+ poaches Sony Pictures Television co-president Chris Parnell

Sony Pictures Television Studios co-president Chris Parnell is leaving the company for a role at Apple TV+.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook agrees to testify in House antitrust investigation

Apple CEO Tim Cook agrees to testify in House antitrust investigation

Apple CEO Tim Cook has agreed to participate in U.S. House Judiciary Committee antitrust probe, making him the last chief executive of four big tech companies targeted in the investigation to signal intent to yield testimony.

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The Mac Pro can now be configured with a Radeon Pro W5500X

The Mac Pro can now be configured with a Radeon Pro W5500X

Apple Mac Pro buyers now have the option to equip their workstations with an AMD Radeon Pro W5500X with 8GB of GDDR6 memory.

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Display expert again claims 'iPhone 12 Pro' will lack 120Hz ProMotion

Display expert again claims 'iPhone 12 Pro' will lack 120Hz ProMotion

Apple's rumored "iPhone 12" models won't feature a 120Hz ProMotion display, a self-described display analyst claims.

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UK anti-competition regulators scrutinize Apple-Google search engine deal

UK anti-competition regulators scrutinize Apple-Google search engine deal

Google's deal to remain the default search engine on Apple platforms is a "significant barrier" to rivals, U.K. regulators said Wednesday.

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Benchmarks for iMac with unreleased Intel processor & Radeon Pro surface

Benchmarks for iMac with unreleased Intel processor & Radeon Pro surface

Alleged benchmark test results for an unreleased 2020 iMac with a currently nonexistent Intel Comet Lake chip have surfaced on Geekbench.

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These are the Apple Stores that re-closed due to COVID-19 spikes

These are the Apple Stores that re-closed due to COVID-19 spikes

Due to a resurgence in COVID-19 infections across many U.S. states, Apple announced on July 1 that it has re-closed or is soon closing a total of 77 stores, just weeks after they were reopened. Here's which Apple Stores have re-closed.

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Deals: Apple iPad Pro and Magic Keyboard bundles are up to $500 off

Deals: Apple iPad Pro and Magic Keyboard bundles are up to $500 off

B&H is slashing prices on 2018 iPad Pro models bundled with Apple's Magic Keyboard — and even AppleCare — with record breaking discounts of up to $500 off heading into the July 4th weekend.

Apple suspends app updates for unlicensed games in China's App Store

Apple suspends app updates for unlicensed games in China's App Store

Apple freezes updates for thousands of mobile games in the App Store in China while facing pressure to comply with the government's local regulations.

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Apple TV+ lands 'Emancipation' in record-breaking deal

Apple TV+ lands 'Emancipation' in record-breaking deal

Apple has acquired the rights to Will Smith movie "Emancipation" in what is described as the largest film festival acquisition deal in the industry's history.

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VideoUsing Picture in Picture on iPhone with iOS 14

Using Picture in Picture on iPhone with iOS 14

After coming to the iPad, iOS 14 is bringing Picture in Picture to the iPhone to make multitasking all that much easier.

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Developer says Apple rejected update for not forcing auto-billing on users

Developer says Apple rejected update for not forcing auto-billing on users

Yoga app developer Down Dog reports that Apple has rejected an update because its free trial version doesn't automatically turn into a paid subscription.

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Doctor credits Apple Watch for saving his life

Doctor credits Apple Watch for saving his life

The Apple Watch has saved another life, according to a story shared by a California-based anesthesiologist who claims it helped him discover his own hidden heart condition that requires corrective surgery.

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Apple Card COVID assistance extended through July

Apple Card COVID assistance extended through July

Hoping to ease any coronavirus-related burden on its customers, Apple is allowing Apple Card cardholders the ability to defer their July payments, penalty-free.

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Apple pressing suppliers to speed up 'iPhone 12' production and cut delays

Apple pressing suppliers to speed up 'iPhone 12' production and cut delays

Supply chain sources say that Apple is working to minimize delays caused by coronavirus, but it remains uncertain whether the "iPhone 12" will launch in September as usual.

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Apple again rumored to drop charger and earbuds for 'iPhone 12'

Apple again rumored to drop charger and earbuds for 'iPhone 12'

Leaker claims confirmation that new iPhones will come without accessories, and says Apple is leveraging this fact to design new, sleek packaging.

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Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Voice Memos gains Enhanced Recording, Smart Folders in iOS 14 and macOS Big Sur

Voice Memos gains Enhanced Recording, Smart Folders in iOS 14 and macOS Big Sur

Apple's slate of operating system updates for 2020 brings noteworthy improvements to the Voice Memos app, including a new Enhance Recording feature.

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Netflix hires former Apple exec Bozoma Saint John as chief marketing officer

Netflix hires former Apple exec Bozoma Saint John as chief marketing officer

Former Apple executive and marketing veteran Bozoma Saint John is joining Netflix.

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Apple signs deal with 'Defending Jacob' show runner Mark Bomback

Apple signs deal with 'Defending Jacob' show runner Mark Bomback

Apple has signed a multi-year deal with "Defending Jacob" creator, executive producer, and showrunner, Mark Bomback, who will create new exclusive content for Apple TV+.

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Apple Arcade has shifted to focus on games with higher 'engagement'

Apple Arcade has shifted to focus on games with higher 'engagement'

Apple is reportedly shifting its Apple Arcade development strategy by looking for titles for higher levels of "engagement," while dropping some existing contracts.

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