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Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Cook expected to endorse US privacy laws, European data policies in speech

Cook expected to endorse US privacy laws, European data policies in speech

Apple CEO Tim Cook is expected to reaffirm the company's commitment to data privacy, and throw support behind government-backed initiatives that seek the same, in a keynote address at the 40th International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners on Wednesday, according to a new report.

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Apple shares iPhone XR reviews ahead of Friday launch

Apple shares iPhone XR reviews ahead of Friday launch

As it did with the iPhone XS and Apple Watch Series 4 in September, Apple on Tuesday collected a sampling of favorable iPhone XR reviews in a press release crafted to generate interest in the handset ahead of its launch this week.

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ExclusiveKiller deals: Up to $1,000 off 15" MacBook Pros with no tax outside NY & NJ

Killer deals: Up to $1,000 off 15

Apple authorized reseller Adorama is knocking up to $1,000 off Mid 2017 15-inch MacBook Pros packed with upgrades, delivering the lowest prices available exclusively to AI readers. What's more, Adorama will not collect sales tax on the premium systems when shipped outside NY and NJ — and expedited delivery is free.

Apple aims to launch TV service in 100+ countries, US debut expected in 1H 2019

Apple aims to launch TV service in 100+ countries, US debut expected in 1H 2019

Apple's rumored TV subscription service will premiere in the U.S. in the first half of 2019, and reach over 100 countries by the end of the year, a report claimed on Tuesday.

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FeatureAll of the future TV shows that Apple has in development

All of the future TV shows that Apple has in development

Moving past "Planet of the Apps" and "Carpool Karaoke," Apple is believed to be spending $1 billion or more on its first high-budget TV shows, which could hit screens as soon as March 2019. Here are the programs we know about so far, updated with the casting of Steve Carell for Apple's untitled morning show drama.

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Unicode's Emoji 12.0 candidates for iOS 13 include more skin tone combos & handicap options

Unicode's Emoji 12.0 candidates for iOS 13 include more skin tone combos & handicap options

The Unicode Consortium on Tuesday showed off 236 draft candidates for Emoji 12.0, which should make its way onto Apple platforms sometime in 2019 with iOS 13 and macOS 10.15.

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Apple offers fifth beta of macOS 10.14.1 Mojave to developers for testing

Apple offers fifth beta of macOS 10.14.1 Mojave to developers for testing

Apple has rolled out a new beta of macOS 10.14.1 Mojave for testing by developers enrolled into the pre-release shakedown program, one day after providing fifth-generation betas of iOS 12.1, tvOS 12.1, and watchOS 5.1.

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iPad mini 5 refresh predicted, but may not be at October iPad Pro & Mac event

iPad mini 5 refresh predicted, but may not be at October iPad Pro & Mac event

Two new iPad Pro models with USB-C, better displays, a new-design Apple Pencil, and refreshed Macs are likely coming to Apple's Oct. 30 event, but analyst Ming-Chi Kuo suspects an iPad mini refresh is coming soon as well.

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Apple working on self-driving car 'peloton' system to share power, increase efficiency

Apple working on self-driving car 'peloton' system to share power, increase efficiency

Self-driving cars could potentially work together to minimize energy usage on long journeys, with Apple proposing the use of an autonomous peloton of vehicles that could reduce drag for low-performance vehicles, and even the possibility of cars sharing battery power with each other while on the road.

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ExclusiveHere's where to get the lowest prices on Apple's 2018 MacBook Pro

Here's where to get the lowest prices on Apple's 2018 MacBook Pro

Apple authorized reseller Adorama has issued steep markdowns on Apple's brand-new 2018 MacBook Pro 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 anywhere, are available only at AppleInsider.

IBM open-sources Mac@IBM code, spreading tech to other businesses

IBM open-sources Mac@IBM code, spreading tech to other businesses

IBM on Tuesday shared word that it's open-sourcing its Mac@IBM provisioning code, which should enable other companies to provision Macs using similar architecture.

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VideoThese are the top features of the Nike+ Apple Watch Series 4

These are the top features of the Nike+ Apple Watch Series 4

The Nike+ variant of the Apple Watch Series 4 is packed with amazing technology and features. AppleInsider digs into this special edition model and picks out our top features.

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SAP turns to Jamf to manage its fleet of Macs, iOS devices, and Apple TVs

SAP turns to Jamf to manage its fleet of Macs, iOS devices, and Apple TVs

Enterprise software giant SAP has announced plans to use Jamf, an Apple-focused mobile device management platform, to take care of its tens of thousands of Apple devices.

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Lowest prices anywhere: Apple's 13" Touch Bar for $1,399 today only; loaded 1TB 15" MacBook Pro for $2,499 ($900 off)

Lowest prices anywhere: Apple's 13

B&H has just issued new price drops on Apple's Mid 2017 MacBook Pros. From 13-inch MacBook Pros with Touch Bar for $1,399 ($400 off) to up to $1,200 off 15-inch models packed with upgrades, these deals also include free expedited shipping for fast delivery to your doorstep.

Apple Watch bands could reveal activity progress with discrete light-up indicators

Apple Watch bands could reveal activity progress with discrete light-up indicators

Apple is looking for ways to add more functionality to the Apple Watch, including adding indicators to the band that can advise the wearer how far they are from reaching a fitness goal, as well as the status of other activities, without needing to look at the main display.

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Apple partners with France's Simplon for Swift app development training

Apple partners with France's Simplon for Swift app development training

Apple on Tuesday announced a partnership with a French vocational school to teach Apple's Swift, the open-source programming language used mostly for the company's own app platforms.

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Early iPhone XR reviews praise performance & battery life

Early iPhone XR reviews praise performance & battery life

Some of the first iPhone XR reviews are emerging ahead of the product's official launch on Friday, pointing out some limits for Apple's device, but maintaining an overall positive tone.

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TipsHow to use your new iPhone XR, iPhone XS, or iPad as in-flight entertainment

How to use your new iPhone XR, iPhone XS, or iPad as in-flight entertainment

Load up your iOS device with movies, TV, podcasts and music to watch on flights. It's easy to do but there are more problems to be aware of than just having enough storage space. AppleInsider on the packing list you need to enjoy your trip.

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Bloomberg's iCloud spy chip attack allegations technically impossible

Bloomberg's iCloud spy chip attack allegations technically impossible

A report claiming Chinese spy chips were secretly implanted into Super Micro servers used by Apple and other tech firms has been dealt another blow, with a delve into how secure servers work criticizing the report's lack of detail for the hack and insisting the claimed technique would have been implausible to pull off.

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Apple confirms 'beautygate' fix for iPhone XS camera arriving in iOS 12.1

Apple confirms 'beautygate' fix for iPhone XS camera arriving in iOS 12.1

The so-called "beautygate" may soon be coming to an end, as Apple will be fixing the bug causing the smooth skin effect on photographs taken by the iPhone XS' front-facing camera when it releases iOS 12.1 to the general public in the future.

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It took Apple four days to sell initial iPhone XR supply

It took Apple four days to sell initial iPhone XR supply

Apple late Monday sold out of launch day iPhone XR supply in the U.S. and beyond, with orders placed through the company's online storefront now showing estimated delivery dates pushed out to November.

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Monday, October 22, 2018

Teen intent to buy iPhone hits record 86 percent, Android wallows at 10 percent

Teen intent to buy iPhone hits record 86 percent, Android wallows at 10 percent

Apple's popularity with U.S. teens has not waned, as new data from Piper Jaffray suggests 82 percent of the demographic owns an iPhone, and even more say they plan to buy one in the near future.

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Trade group representing Apple proposes new framework for privacy regulations

Trade group representing Apple proposes new framework for privacy regulations

Lobbying group Information Technology Industry (ITI), which counts Apple, Facebook and Google as members, introduced a proposed framework for privacy regulations in Washington this week as lawmakers look to enhance user protections.

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Amazon, Super Micro executives join Apple's call to retract Bloomberg spy chip story

Amazon, Super Micro executives join Apple's call to retract Bloomberg spy chip story

Executives from Amazon and Super Micro on Monday joined Apple CEO Tim Cook in calling for the retraction of a Bloomberg Businessweek story claiming the companies were impacted by a Chinese spy operation.

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Former high school teacher used Elcomsoft software in 'Celebgate' hack

Former high school teacher used Elcomsoft software in 'Celebgate' hack

A Virginia man on Monday pleaded guilty for his part in accessing, and attempting to access via phishing, more than 200 iCloud, Yahoo and Facebook accounts, some of which belonged to Hollywood celebrities.

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Apple ceases iOS 12 code signing following release of iOS 12.0.1

Apple ceases iOS 12 code signing following release of iOS 12.0.1

Apple on Monday stopped signing code for iOS 12 after the release of iOS 12.0.1, meaning users running the latest sub-point update can no longer downgrade to the previous operating system version.

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Apple opens Beats 1 studio in New York City

Apple opens Beats 1 studio in New York City

Apple recently opened the doors to a New York studio for its Beats 1 streaming radio station, a satellite location that joins studios already in operation in Los Angeles and London.

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Apple reportedly working with GasBuddy after update leaves iPhones unresponsive [u]

Apple reportedly working with GasBuddy after update leaves iPhones unresponsive [u]

Apple on Monday informed employees it has identified an issue with gas price tracking app GasBuddy that causes iPhones running the title to become unresponsive.

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Apple's Tim Cook visits Berlin & Paris in advance of Brussels data privacy event

Apple's Tim Cook visits Berlin & Paris in advance of Brussels data privacy event

Apple CEO Tim Cook is making a variety of pitstops in Europe ahead of speaking at Wednesday's European Data Protection Conference, and on Monday visited developers in Berlin and Paris.

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ReviewReview: Ultimate Ears' Boom 3 is a solid Bluetooth speaker with a few minor advantages

Review: Ultimate Ears' Boom 3 is a solid Bluetooth speaker with a few minor advantages

The latest incarnation of Ultimate Ears' core Boom speaker is a solid option for iPhone, Mac, or iPad owners who want to wirelessly stream their music with a few small perks over some of its rivals.

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Apple's HomePod has similar market share to high-end Echo Plus, Google Home Max

Apple's HomePod has similar market share to high-end Echo Plus, Google Home Max

Although it has a following similar to other high end smart speakers, the Apple HomePod is still being eclipsed in the U.S. market by cheaper offerings by Amazon and Google, newly-published survey data suggests.

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Apple rolls out fifth developer betas for iOS 12.1, tvOS 12.1, and watchOS 5.1 [u]

Apple rolls out fifth developer betas for iOS 12.1, tvOS 12.1, and watchOS 5.1 [u]

Apple is onto its fifth round of testing for its current generation of operating system betas, with developers in the program able to update their devices with new builds of iOS 12.1, tvOS 12.1, and watchOS 5.1.

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Intel rebuffs claims that 10nm chip fabrication process has been abandoned

Intel rebuffs claims that 10nm chip fabrication process has been abandoned

A report claims Intel is giving up on its 10-nanometer process for chip production after enduring numerous delays and yield issues over the last few years, with Intel already declaring it as "untrue" and that it is continuing to make "good progress" on the process.

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ExclusiveApple MacBook Pro Blowout Sale: Save up to $925 on Mid 2017 13" and 15" models with no tax outside NY & NJ

Apple MacBook Pro Blowout Sale: Save up to $925 on Mid 2017 13

Apple authorized reseller Adorama has just slashed prices even further on Mid 2017 13- and 15-inch MacBook Pros with Touch Bar, resulting in the lowest prices anywhere — and the deals are available only at AppleInsider. Save up to $925 on premium configurations with upgrades, such as high-end graphics, additional storage space and faster processors. Supplies are limited and may sell out at any time.

Apple looking at $2 billion from Search Ad business alone by 2020

Apple looking at $2 billion from Search Ad business alone by 2020

An analyst is predicting that Apple's Search Ad business will generate $500 million in fiscal year 2018 alone — with it potentially quadrupling without any extra push by Apple or increase in ad prices by 2020.

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iPhone XR won't just buoy holiday quarter, but the beginning of 2019 as well

iPhone XR won't just buoy holiday quarter, but the beginning of 2019 as well

Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is seeing better pre-order demand for the iPhone XR than the iPhone 8, with the analyst noting that other supply chain and retail monitors may be misinterpreting consumer behaviors.

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VideoOne month later: iPhone XS against the iPhone X in the real world

One month later: iPhone XS against the iPhone X in the real world

At the launch of the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max, most reviewers including ourselves agreed that those who purchased an iPhone X should skip the iPhone XS model and wait another year. After a month with the iPhone XS Max, the answer isn't so clear cut.

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iPhone XR repair pricing revealed, screen replacement is $199

iPhone XR repair pricing revealed, screen replacement is $199

Apple has announced repair costs for the iPhone XR, with AppleCare+ fees remaining the same as other phones, but out of warranty fees commensurately lower in comparison to the retail price of the phone, and similar in price to screen repairs on the Galaxy S9 with Samsung parts.

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iPhone XR name inspired by 'extra special' sports cars, says Phil Schiller

iPhone XR name inspired by 'extra special' sports cars, says Phil Schiller

Prior to the availability of the iPhone XR and after the pre-orders started, Apple's Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing Phil Schiller had an interview to talk about the road to the device, and why Apple made it so soon after the technology behind it debuted in the iPhone X.

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