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Monday, March 01, 2021

Apple aggressively lobbies against Arizona bill that would allow third-party App Store payment systems

Apple aggressively lobbies against Arizona bill that would allow third-party App Store payment systems

Apple and Google are ramping up lobbying efforts against an Arizona bill that would allow developers to use third-party in-app payments methods, bypassing the tech giants' 15% or 30% cut of digital sales.

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ExclusiveKiller MacBook Air deals knock up to $150 off premium models with 16GB RAM

Killer MacBook Air deals knock up to $150 off premium models with 16GB RAM

MacBook Air prices have officially been slashed at B&H Photo exclusively for AppleInsider readers. Save up to $150 instantly on premium models with 16GB of memory, extra storage and even AppleCare.

Google Docs, Calendar for iOS updated with privacy labels

Google Docs, Calendar for iOS updated with privacy labels

After dragging its feet for nearly three months, Google on Monday continued a slow rollout of updates to its flagship iOS apps that includes Apple's mandated privacy "nutrition" labels.

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Rumor: Apple's MagSafe battery pack for iPhone could support reverse charging

Rumor: Apple's MagSafe battery pack for iPhone could support reverse charging

Apple is rumored to be developing two MagSafe battery pack models for iPhone 12, one of which could support reverse charging, or accepting power from iPhone, while on the go.

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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.

Apple highlights student iPad use to prototype Samoan learning app

Apple highlights student iPad use to prototype Samoan learning app

Apple has profiled students in New Zealand that are using the iPad to prototype a Samoan language app, created using Apple's educational resources.

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All 270 US Apple Stores open for the first time since first pandemic-related closures

All 270 US Apple Stores open for the first time since first pandemic-related closures

Every Apple Store in the US has reopened to some extent for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic forced stores to close around the world in March 2020.

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Apple versus Epic trial starting in May, could be held in-person

Apple versus Epic trial starting in May, could be held in-person

The trial for Epic Games' App Store lawsuit against Apple could take place on May 3, with the judge keen to bring witnesses to the court for in-person proceedings.

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Deals: Pad & Quill slashes up to 50% off accessories for iPhone, Apple Watch, Mac

Deals: Pad & Quill slashes up to 50% off accessories for iPhone, Apple Watch, Mac

Apple accessory maker Pad & Quill is throwing a blowout winter clearance sale, offering up to 50% off iPhone cases, Apple Watch bands, iPad protective covers and more.

FeatureMicroLED, mini LED, OLED - Apple's future iPhone, iPad, and Mac displays

MicroLED, mini LED, OLED - Apple's future iPhone, iPad, and Mac displays

Apple is working on bringing mini LED and microLED to the iPad Pro and MacBook Pro in the future. Here's what to expect from the new display technologies set to take over from TFT LCD and OLED.

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iPhone not migrating to USB-C or getting Touch ID on power button any time soon

iPhone not migrating to USB-C or getting Touch ID on power button any time soon

Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo believes that market and financial benefits will mean Apple skips USB-C for iPhones, and will also not move Touch ID to the power button at any time in the near future.

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'iPhone 13' will bring ProMotion 120Hz display, foldable coming by 2023 says Kuo

'iPhone 13' will bring ProMotion 120Hz display, foldable coming by 2023 says Kuo

As part of a three-year plan, Apple is bringing ProMotion and an improved camera to the "iPhone 13" — but a new iPhone SE won't come until 2022, and a folding iPhone isn't expected until 2023.

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Apple sued in Portugal over iPhone 6, iPhone 6S 'designed obsolescence' battery patch

Apple sued in Portugal over iPhone 6, iPhone 6S 'designed obsolescence' battery patch

The Portuguese consumer group Deco Proteste has launched a lawsuit against Apple, alleging that "designed obsolescence" of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6S forced consumers into an early upgrade.

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New for March: AirPods Pro dip to $189 today only, $100 off SanDisk Portable SSD

New for March: AirPods Pro dip to $189 today only, $100 off SanDisk Portable SSD

After quickly selling out ahead of Valentine's Day at the $189 price, Amazon-owned Woot has reissued its $60 cash discount on AirPods Pro — but it's valid today only. SanDisk's Extreme Portable SSD with USB-C is also on sale for $149.99 ($100 off) in today's roundup of deals.

TipsHow to remove, reorganize, and launch Apple Watch apps faster

How to remove, reorganize, and launch Apple Watch apps faster

Here's how to make your Apple Watch apps show up when you want, hide them when you don't, and how to get quicker access to the ones you use the most.

FeatureNew HomeKit gear, smart home projects, and listener questions on HomeKit Insider

New HomeKit gear, smart home projects, and listener questions on HomeKit Insider

On the latest HomeKit Insider podcast, your hosts discuss the new HomeKit product updates from Wemo, Belkin, Brilliant, Eve, and Sensibo, updates to ongoing projects from Andrew and Stephen, and answer nearly a dozen listener questions.

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Apple Card offering 3% Daily Cash for all Apple Pay transactions in March

Apple Card offering 3% Daily Cash for all Apple Pay transactions in March

Some owners of the Apple Card will benefit from higher levels of Daily Cash in March, with Apple raising the percentage to 3% for any Apple Card with Apple Pay transactions.

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AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT GPU may launch at March 3 event

AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT GPU may launch at March 3 event

AMD will be expanding its Radeon RX 6000 graphics card line on March 3, with the launch thought to introduce lower-priced options that could eventually be used with the Mac Pro or eGPU solutions.

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Apple chip maker TSMC planning bond sale to fund Arizona expansion

Apple chip maker TSMC planning bond sale to fund Arizona expansion

Apple Silicon maker TSMC plans to raise over half a billion dollars in bonds as it attempts to expand its operations to Arizona while facing a worldwide chip shortage.

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How Apple's walled garden iPhone security can help hackers evade scrutiny

How Apple's walled garden iPhone security can help hackers evade scrutiny

Apple has a secure mobile ecosystem because of choices in hardware and software that it has made, but the same systems and policies that keep most hackers out could be dramatically helping those few who can beat it.

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Beats Powerbeats Pro gain Find My support in iOS 14.5 beta

Beats Powerbeats Pro gain Find My support in iOS 14.5 beta

Owners of the Beats Powerbeats Pro will soon have an easier time recovering the wireless earbuds, as Apple has included support for the personal audio accessories in the Find My app in the iOS 14.5 beta.

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FeatureApple Car, Facebook versus Apple privacy fight, and M1 malware - February 2021 in review

Apple Car, Facebook versus Apple privacy fight, and M1 malware - February 2021 in review

Apple was far too busy releasing new TV shows, launching initiatives, and fighting Facebook, to bring out any new Apple Silicon devices, yet February 2021 was packed with events.

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Buddybuild shutting down three years after Apple acquisition

Buddybuild shutting down three years after Apple acquisition

The developer support service Buddybuild is being shut down by Apple, just over three years after the iPhone maker acquired the company.

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Jason Sudeikis wins first Golden Globe for Apple TV+ with 'Ted Lasso'

Jason Sudeikis wins first Golden Globe for Apple TV+ with 'Ted Lasso'

The hit comedy "Ted Lasso" has landed Apple TV + its first Golden Globe award, with star Jason Sudeikis winning the comedy actor trophy.

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Sunday, February 28, 2021

Jailbreak tool 'unc0ver' 6.0.0 upgraded to work with iOS 14.3

Jailbreak tool 'unc0ver' 6.0.0 upgraded to work with iOS 14.3

The prominent jailbreaking tool "unc0ver" has been updated to a new milestone release, one that brings support for iOS 14.3 and earlier releases.

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ReviewReview: Sketchboard Pro saves your back and neck while using the iPad for art

Review: Sketchboard Pro saves your back and neck while using the iPad for art

The Sketchboard Pro combines the convenience of a drawing table with the security of an iPad case to give artists a comfortable place to draw.

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Shot on iPhone film features black 'Hometown' photographers

Shot on iPhone film features black 'Hometown' photographers

Apple has supplemented its Hometown' initiative for Black History Month with a Shot on iPhone film, one that follows some of the photographers as they produce images of their locales.

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Demand for 'iPhone 13' could be boosted by iPhone 12 'supercycle'

Demand for 'iPhone 13' could be boosted by iPhone 12 'supercycle'

Apple's production of the iPhone 12 generation is continuing strong, a supply chain report from Wedbush claims, with Apple likely to continue enjoying the "supercycle" through to the "iPhone 13."

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Drones grabbed in midair for complex Apple TV+ 'Cherry' shots

Drones grabbed in midair for complex Apple TV+ 'Cherry' shots

Shooting Apple TV+'s "Cherry" was a challenge, a camera operator reveals, with a drone grabbed in mid-air and manually moved into position for one lengthy shot.

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A $200,000 iPhone scam and a subway fight in the Apple Crime Blotter

A $200,000 iPhone scam and a subway fight in the Apple Crime Blotter

An iPad helps police track Ludacris' stolen Mercedes, additional arrests are made concerning the Schipol airport heist, and more from the Apple crime blotter.

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Saturday, February 27, 2021

ReviewReview: Keychron K3 is a classic mechanical keyboard in a modern compact form

Review: Keychron K3 is a classic mechanical keyboard in a modern compact form

The Keychron K3 is a particularly well-designed slimline mechanical keyboard, but its chief competition is other keyboards from the same manufacturer.

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Berkshire Hathaway saw Apple holdings grow despite stock sale

Berkshire Hathaway saw Apple holdings grow despite stock sale

Berkshire Hathaway's annual letter to shareholders has praised Apple, using the iPhone maker as a demonstration of how share repurchases can be a good thing for investors.

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Apple releases limited-edition Billie Eilish-themed gift card

Apple releases limited-edition Billie Eilish-themed gift card

Coinciding with the release of the Apple TV+ documentary "Billie Eilish: The World's a Little Blurry," Apple is offering a limited-edition version of its gift card themed to represent the musical artist.

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Facebook agrees to $650M settlement to end Illinois privacy lawsuit

Facebook agrees to $650M settlement to end Illinois privacy lawsuit

A judge has approved a settlement valued at $650 million from Facebook to end a privacy lawsuit, one which alleged the social network used facial recognition technology on user photos stored on its iPhone app without permission.

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Portless 'iPhone 13' could restore iOS without needing a cable

Portless 'iPhone 13' could restore iOS without needing a cable

A version of the "iPhone 13" that lacks a Lightning port could force changes to recovery processes, a report claims, with an "Internet Recovery" mode allowing for the reinstallation of iOS without needing to connect the iPhone to a Mac or PC.

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Friday, February 26, 2021

Apple says Developer Transition Kit must be returned by March 31

Apple says Developer Transition Kit must be returned by March 31

Apple in an email sent out on Friday requested developers who took part in the Universal App Quick Start Program to return the accompanying Developer Transition Kit, a custom A12Z Bionic-powered Mac mini designed to prepare app makers for Apple Silicon Macs.

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'Narcos' star Wagner Moura to star in Apple TV+ original 'Shining Girls'

'Narcos' star Wagner Moura to star in Apple TV+ original 'Shining Girls'

Wagner Moura, best known for his turn as Pablo Escobar in Netflix series "Narcos," will lead opposite Elisabeth Moss in Apple TV+ thriller "Shining Girls," according to a report on Friday.

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TipsHow to watch the Post Malone Pokemon 25 virtual concert on your iPhone, iPad, or Mac

How to watch the Post Malone Pokemon 25 virtual concert on your iPhone, iPad, or Mac

Pokemon is holding a Post Malone concert in honor of its 25-year anniversary on February 27. Here's how to watch the event on your iPhone, iPad, or Mac.

Minnesota the latest to introduce bill that allows developers to bypass App Store billing

Minnesota the latest to introduce bill that allows developers to bypass App Store billing

Following on the heels of failed legislation in North Dakota and a similar bill in Arizona, Minnesota has joined the ranks of states trying to force Apple to allow apps to bypass App Store billing.

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