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Thursday, September 20, 2018

Potential UPS website error shows iPhone XS delivery dates pushed to Monday

Potential UPS website error shows iPhone XS delivery dates pushed to Monday

This isn't the news you want to see if you ordered your iPhone XS at 12:01 AM PST and expected to have it arrive Friday. A number of new iPhone shipments processed through UPS are showing delivery dates pushed back to Monday, though the carrier in some cases is claiming the estimate is an error.

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User guide suggests Apple expected AirPower to ship with iPhone XS

User guide suggests Apple expected AirPower to ship with iPhone XS

The physical user guide that ships with all iPhone XS devices includes prominent mention of Apple's extremely delayed AirPower, suggesting the company's plans to launch the wireless charger this month changed at the last minute.

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First iPhone XS and XS Max, Apple Watch Series 4 sales commence in Australia & New Zealand

First iPhone XS and XS Max, Apple Watch Series 4 sales commence in Australia & New Zealand

The iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max are finally available to buy at retail, with stores in Australia and New Zealand among the first outlets to put Apple's latest smartphones on sale for eager customers.

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Eager customers line up for iPhone XS, Apple Watch Series 4 as first shipments arrive

Eager customers line up for iPhone XS, Apple Watch Series 4 as first shipments arrive

It's Friday in some parts of the world and that means Apple's iPhone XS and Apple Watch Series 4 are about to go on sale at the company's retail stores. As in years past, customers started queuing up overnight to be among the first to get their hands on the hot new devices, while others have taken receipt of their early orders.

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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 details on Chris Evans' straight-to-series drama.

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NSO malware accessed executive's iPhone within minutes

NSO malware accessed executive's iPhone within minutes

While the Pegasus software accessed the man's iPhone while he was in the company's offices, the attack was not wide, and the entrepreneur had volunteered his phone.

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Apple Blowout Deals: Macs on sale from $399, AirPods for $137; up to $800 off MacBook Pros

Apple Blowout Deals: Macs on sale from $399, AirPods for $137; up to $800 off MacBook Pros

The massive markdowns continue at Apple authorized resellers with instant discounts of up to $800 off Apple hardware. Pick up a high-end 2017 15" MacBook Pro for just $1,899. Or save $100 to $300 on 2018 models, plus $399 Mac minis, $1,149 12" MacBooks and more. All with no tax collected in most states and no interest financing offers.

TipsHow to recover deleted files from iCloud on your Mac

How to recover deleted files from iCloud on your Mac

If you've deleted a critical file from iCloud, if you know where to look, you can save your bacon. Only, Apple makes it hard to find on Macs — and impossible on iOS. AppleInsider lost some files for you.

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USB-C Philips Brilliance 4K monitor offers docking features including gigabit networking

USB-C Philips Brilliance 4K monitor offers docking features including gigabit networking

Philips has launched a new 32-inch 4K Ultra HD monitor aimed at creative professionals, one that acts as a USB-C docking station for a MacBook or MacBook Pro, as well as display features like HDR support and a mode that reduces blue light.

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VideoApple Watch Series 4: Should you upgrade?

Apple Watch Series 4: Should you upgrade?

Having trouble deciding on if you should get the new Apple Watch Series 4? AppleInsider walks you through all the reasons to, and not to, upgrade.

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Amazon debuts Fire TV Recast OTA DVR, Smart Plug, and other new smart home products

Amazon debuts Fire TV Recast OTA DVR, Smart Plug, and other new smart home products

Along with its new Echo devices, Amazon on Thursday new smart home products, including an Amazon-branded Smart Plug, an Alexa-capable microwave, and more.

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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

New September discounts added! Apple authorized reseller Adorama has issued even greater markdowns on Apple's brand-new 2018 MacBook Pro with combined instant and coupon savings totaling up to $400 off with no tax outside NY and NJ. These deals, which offer shoppers the lowest prices anywhere, are available only at AppleInsider.

Amazon reveals Echo Link Amp & Sub, updated Echo Dot, Echo Show & Echo Plus

Amazon reveals Echo Link Amp & Sub, updated Echo Dot, Echo Show & Echo Plus

In a Thursday press event Amazon unveiled a slew of new Echo audio gear, most notably stepping into the high-quality space for the first time.

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Apple working on thermal imaging to aid computer vision systems

Apple working on thermal imaging to aid computer vision systems

Apple is working on improving the capabilities of computer vision to make it detect and identify subjects more accurately, such as in situations where both the camera and the subject are in motion, with one method suggesting the use of thermal imaging to help determine what elements in view need to be tracked.

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Apple issues first public betas of iOS 12.1, tvOS 12.1

Apple issues first public betas of iOS 12.1, tvOS 12.1

Apple has provided public beta versions of iOS 12.1 and tvOS 12.1 for testing, just two days after it released the first developer builds in the new testing cycle, with the iOS beta returning Group FaceTime to public testing.

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GoPro debuts new line of Hero 7 action cameras ahead of holiday season

GoPro debuts new line of Hero 7 action cameras ahead of holiday season

GoPro has taken the wraps off their latest line action cameras — the Hero 7 Black, Silver, and White — with new smooth stabilization, 4K video at 60 FPS at the high-end, and live streaming support.

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iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max carrier deals: Buy one, get one $700 off; $0 per month with eligible trade & more

iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max carrier deals: Buy one, get one $700 off; $0 per month with eligible trade & more

Now that preorders have begun for Apple's iPhone XS and XS Max, wireless carriers are offering deals on the new devices. We're rounding up where to get the best discounts, including buy one, get one $700 off promotions.

Sentencing set for Australian teen accused of hacking Apple's servers

Sentencing set for Australian teen accused of hacking Apple's servers

The then-16-year-old, who plead guilty to taking about a terabyte of information from Apple's systems, will be sentenced September 27.

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EditorialWSJ author & research firm that botched iPhone X demand doubling down on iPhone XS

WSJ author & research firm that botched iPhone X demand doubling down on iPhone XS

Apple built and began selling its high-end OLED iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max models a month ahead of iPhone XR availability in an effort to sell users more expensive models before facing competition from its own new lower-priced, entry-level LCD phone — at least according to the columnist and the think tank that were totally wrong about iPhone X sales last year.

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VideoWhat to do first when you get your new iPhone XS or iPhone XS Max

What to do first when you get your new iPhone XS or iPhone XS Max

The iPhone XS and XS Max will make their way into the hands of excited customers as soon as tomorrow. Before your shiny new device arrives, review these eight simple steps to ensure that you're getting the most out of your investment.

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iPhone XR uses algorithms to simulate depth effects found on iPhone XS & XS Max

iPhone XR uses algorithms to simulate depth effects found on iPhone XS & XS Max

The iPhone XR's Camera app will offer the same sort of bokeh (depth-of-field) post-processing effects as the iPhone XS, but calculate depth "almost entirely" via algorithm when shooting with the rear camera, according to a newly-published interview.

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ExclusiveTrade-in deals: Get a $20 bonus on all trades now that Apple's iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max are shipping

Trade-in deals: Get a $20 bonus on all trades now that Apple's iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max are shipping

Now that preorders of Apple's new iPhone XS and XS Max are shipping, we're rounding up where to get the most money for your used iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch and Mac with a $20 exclusive bonus on all trades.

Apple debuts Bitcoin glyphs in iOS 12 via Shortcuts app

Apple debuts Bitcoin glyphs in iOS 12 via Shortcuts app

While iOS still offers no Bitcoin emoji and Apple doesn't allow crypto mining in apps, there are now two different Bitcoin glyphs, part of the Siri Shortcuts app.

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Apple working on Canadian approval for Apple Watch Series 4's EKG tech

Apple working on Canadian approval for Apple Watch Series 4's EKG tech

Although Apple has managed to secure U.S. Food and Drug Administration clearance for the EKG (electrocardiogram) feature on the Apple Watch Series 4, the company is reportedly still pursuing a greenlight from other governments.

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Apple Watch Series 4 new watch faces shot with practical effects, not CGI

Apple Watch Series 4 new watch faces shot with practical effects, not CGI

A new interview and behind-the-scenes footage reveals that the animated watchfaces on the Series 4 Watch — Fire, Water, Liquid Metal, and Vapor — were actually shot using live video, despite looking like digital effects.

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Apple Watch or similar device required for all John Hancock life insurance policies

Apple Watch or similar device required for all John Hancock life insurance policies

Venerable health insurance company John Hancock is pivoting towards "interactive life insurance," with the provider now requiring all policy holders to track their fitness with wearables and apps.

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Early iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, Apple Watch orders are on the way to customers

Early iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, Apple Watch orders are on the way to customers

Apple customers are one step closer to being able to play with the new iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max, as well as the new Apple Watch Series 4 with deliveries for Apple's new hardware starting to ship from carriers and stores ahead of Friday's official release.

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VideoThese watchOS 5 features make the Apple Watch even better

These watchOS 5 features make the Apple Watch even better

Apple's watchOS 5 release is here, and packing a bunch of awesome new features. Let's run through some of those exciting new features and talk about why they make the Apple Watch experience better than ever before.

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iPhone XS teardown shows single-cell battery, few other changes from iPhone X

iPhone XS teardown shows single-cell battery, few other changes from iPhone X

While the iPhone XS shares the practically the same external appearance as the iPhone X, the first teardown of the latest Apple smartphone reveals a few changes were made to the inside, including the use of a new battery and some smaller alterations to other internal components.

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Wednesday, September 19, 2018

VideoHands on with Apple's new lineup of iPhone XS and XS Max cases

Hands on with Apple's new lineup of iPhone XS and XS Max cases

To go alongside the latest iPhones — the XS and XS Max — Apple has updated its lineup of first-party cases, which include leather, silicone and folio options. AppleInsider goes hands-on with the accessories to see what has changed and find out if they are compatible with the iPhone X.

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Apple highlights positive reviews of Apple Watch Series 4 ahead of launch

Apple highlights positive reviews of Apple Watch Series 4 ahead of launch

Apple this evening posted a collection of review excerpts on the new Apple Watch Series 4 which is set to launch this Friday. Unsurprisingly, the included reviews are glowing.

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Apple Music now supports Android Auto, song search by lyrics

Apple Music now supports Android Auto, song search by lyrics

Apple on Wednesday updated the Android version of its Apple Music streaming app, introducing support for Android Auto and song search by lyrics, the latter being a feature just introduced with iOS 12.

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'Crazy Rich Asians' director shows off iPhone XS Max video prowess in short film

'Crazy Rich Asians' director shows off iPhone XS Max video prowess in short film

A new short film shot entirely on iPhone XS Max by "Crazy Rich Asians" director Jon M. Chu highlights the handset's video creation potential.

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ReviewReview: The iPhone XS gets longer life and camera lenses with the Moment Pro Photo battery case

Review: The iPhone XS gets longer life and camera lenses with the Moment Pro Photo battery case

Moment's Pro Photo case is an Apple-certified battery case for your iPhone X or iPhone XS with enough tricks up its sleeve to please most anyone.

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Sen. Rubio takes Apple to task for slow response to Adware Doctor's data harvesting

Sen. Rubio takes Apple to task for slow response to Adware Doctor's data harvesting

A frequent critic of the company in regards to China, U.S. Senator Marco Rubio has reportedly sent a letter to Apple CEO Tim Cook asking why the company didn't immediately react to word a Mac App Store title was exporting browser histories to the country.

Installation rate for iOS 12 slightly trailing iOS 11 in first 48 hours after release

Installation rate for iOS 12 slightly trailing iOS 11 in first 48 hours after release

One in ten iOS devices have been updated to run iOS 12 in the first 48 hours after its public release, according to data from one analytics firm, with the adoption rate putting the latest version of Apple's mobile system slightly behind that of the previous milestone release, iOS 11.

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Hands-OnHands on: Jaybird's wireless X4 sport headphones

Hands on: Jaybird's wireless X4 sport headphones

When it comes to sport headphones, the competition is increasingly fierce — and the X4 is industry veteran Jaybird's attempt to stay near the top of the heap.

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iOS 12.1 beta points to 4K external display support on new iPad Pros

iOS 12.1 beta points to 4K external display support on new iPad Pros

The latest discovery in the iOS 12.1 beta is that the software appears to support 4K external displays — something impossible on any current iOS device, even when using Apple's HDMI adapter.

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EditorialDoes Apple have any premium buyers left for the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max?

Does Apple have any premium buyers left for the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max?

Emerging media narratives suggest that with smartphone sales contracting in many markets globally, there will increasingly be less opportunity for Apple to sell its high-end, ultra premium iPhone models to new buyers. But the reality is that Apple has a vast installed base of iPhone users— and across the last year, while Apple earned incredible billions selling iPhones, only a small percentage of those users have yet upgraded to its newest, high-end flagships.

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