Apple contemplated buying parts of Intel’s cellular modem business to speed up 5G

  By Roger Fingas Friday, April 26, 2019, 12:52 pm PT (03:52 pm ET) Apple was indeed in talks about potentially buying portions of Intel’s cellular modem business in order to speed up its own internal modem development, a report claimed on Friday. Conversations began in summer 2018, and continued Continue Reading

August halts sales of flawed View doorbell, promises fixed version ‘in the near future’

  By Roger Fingas Friday, April 26, 2019, 12:12 pm PT (03:12 pm ET) August on Friday announced a surprise halt to sales of its iPhone-connected, battery-powered View doorbell, saying it will return sometime “in the near future” after connectivity problems are solved. CEO Jason Johnson acknowledged “performance challenges in Continue Reading

Apple’s AirPods 2 — One month later

The AirPods are a now-iconic piece of tech that finally received a long-awaited update just weeks ago. AppleInsider has now spent a month jamming out to Apple’s wireless earbuds, to see if the upgrade truly was worth the wait. Second Generation AirPods Goodbye W1, and welcome H1 chip While there Continue Reading

5.11’s rugged, Mac- & iPad-capable AMP24 backpack

  Hands-On By Roger Fingas Friday, April 26, 2019, 11:21 am PT (02:21 pm ET) Many backpacks are roomy enough to carry MacBooks and iPads, but if you’re looking for something tougher we recently stumbled across 5.11’s lineup, including the AMP24. In the U.S. at least there’s a tendency to Continue Reading

‘iPhone XI,’ ‘iPhone XI Max’ renders suggest little difference from iPhone XS family other than camera

  By Roger Fingas Friday, April 26, 2019, 09:53 am PT (12:53 pm ET) Renders of Apple’s alleged “iPhone XI” and “XI Max” designs compared to the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max don’t demonstrate a lot of design differences, other than that three-lens camera protrusion. The renders suggest the Continue Reading

How to make an Apple News replacement with the new Reeder 4 app

You can’t match the specific titles and print magazine selection that Apple News+ has, but you can beat the price and you can have an excellent reading experience. The newly-updated Reeder 4 app gets you a tremendous combination of quick news updates and longer, more entertaining reading for when you Continue Reading

Apple’s first-gen 12.9-inch iPad Pro is $459 today only, the cheapest price we’ve seen

  By Christine McKee Friday, April 26, 2019, 07:21 am PT (10:21 am ET) Amazon-owned Woot is having a flash sale on 12.9-inch iPad Pros this Friday, with first-gen refurbished models priced as low as $459.99 today only (and savings up to $340 off). 12.9″ iPad Pros from $459 32GB Continue Reading

Mouse support for iOS possibly, next-day MacBook Pro keyboard repairs, and more on the AppleInsider Podcast

  Feature By Lester Victor Marks Friday, April 26, 2019, 05:49 am PT (08:49 am ET) This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, William and Victor talk about rumors of mouse and trackpad support on iPads, Apple’s speeding up keyboard repairs, and Victor goes to Moogfest where he learns about Focal Continue Reading

Struggling iPhone sales & muted Services predicted for Apple’s earnings

Analysts at Cowen have cast doubt on the possibility a return to form for iPhone shipments will take place in this quarter, as well as for the foreseeable future, and while Services will provide a reliable high point in Apple’s upcoming financial results, it may not be as much of Continue Reading

Apple’s insatiable appetite for office space devours Wolfe Campus, hungry for more

Apple Park’s sprawling “Campus 2” remained a center of media attention ever since plans for the “Spaceship” Ring nestled in acres of trees first gained approval back in 2013. However, a parallel third campus site just up Wolfe Road has more quietly progressed with less notoriety, despite being a remarkable Continue Reading