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Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Apple could include Intel in 2021 MacBook redesigns, vague rumor suggests

Apple could include Intel in 2021 MacBook redesigns, vague rumor suggests

A leaker known for their accuracy has inferred that redesigned MacBook Air and MacBook Pro models said to launch in 2021 could ship with either Intel or Apple Silicon processors.

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Salesforce reportedly in talks to buy Slack

Salesforce reportedly in talks to buy Slack

Cloud software company Salesforce has been in talks to acquire workplace communication platform Slack, according to a new report.

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ExclusiveBlack Friday deals: save up to 43% on Aukey GaN USB-C chargers to power your Apple devices

Black Friday deals: save up to 43% on Aukey GaN USB-C chargers to power your Apple devices

Aukey's Black Friday deals are live, offering up to 43% off iPhone, iPad, and MacBook wall chargers with GaN technology exclusively for AppleInsider readers.

ReviewReview: Apple's HomePod mini is the speaker for the rest of us

Review: Apple's HomePod mini is the speaker for the rest of us

The HomePod mini is perhaps the Siri smart speaker that Apple should have done sooner, but it's certainly the one you should buy now, even with some limitations.

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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.

FeatureExclusive: Ferrite developer talks App Store commissions and controversy on the AppleInsider podcast

Exclusive: Ferrite developer talks App Store commissions and controversy on the AppleInsider podcast

Wooji Juice, maker of the popular iPad audio editing app Ferrite, talks about Apple's new Small Business Program, the 15% commission it will offer certain developers, and how this may affect us all.

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Strong holiday demand for AirPods could continue into 2021, analyst says

Strong holiday demand for AirPods could continue into 2021, analyst says

Investment bank Wedbush is seeing a surge in demand for AirPods heading into the holiday shopping season, and expects the Apple product to continue its momentum in 2021.

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Apple releases new HomePod mini 'The magic of mini' ad spot

Apple releases new HomePod mini 'The magic of mini' ad spot

In this whimsical and sometimes bizarre ad spot, Apple shows off its HomePod mini with hip-hop artist Tierra Whack having some fun in her own little world.

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Xbox lead Phil Spencer talks xCloud in Safari, App Store fees

Xbox lead Phil Spencer talks xCloud in Safari, App Store fees

Phil Spencer is the lead of Xbox at Microsoft, and in a wide-ranging interview, he discusses bringing xCloud to mobile Safari and how Apple's App Store and the Xbox game store differs.

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France launches digital tax aimed at Apple and big tech companies

France launches digital tax aimed at Apple and big tech companies

French authorities have reportedly begun demanding tax payments amounting to many millions of dollars from US technology firms, as part of its digital tax plans.

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Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Kuo: Apple's major product lines enjoy healthy demand in Q4, but AirPods shipments muted

Kuo: Apple's major product lines enjoy healthy demand in Q4, but AirPods shipments muted

TF Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo in a note to investors on Tuesday reported stronger than expected demand for the tech giant's major device lines, including high-end iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max models.

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Some M1 Mac owners encounter Bluetooth connectivity issues

Some M1 Mac owners encounter Bluetooth connectivity issues

A number of new M1 MacBook Air, 13-inch MacBook Pro and Mac mini owners are facing Bluetooth connectivity issues, a particularly vexing situation for the standalone Mac mini.

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ExclusiveFlash deals: save $100 on Apple's Intel Core i7 Mac mini

Flash deals: save $100 on Apple's Intel Core i7 Mac mini

There isn't a better time to pick up an Intel Mac mini, with $100 knocked off two Core i7 models of the pint-sized Mac for 24 hours only ahead of the holidays.

ExclusiveM1 Mac deals: save up to $50 on every Apple MacBook Air, Mac mini

M1 Mac deals: save up to $50 on every Apple MacBook Air, Mac mini

Gift giving this holiday season is made easy with exclusive coupon discounts on Apple's brand-new MacBook Air and Mac mini, equipped with the highly touted M1 chip. Save $50 on every Late 2020 MacBook Air, including those with 16GB of memory and spacious SSDs. Plus, grab a bonus coupon discount on all Apple Silicon Mac mini specs.

HomePod mini now available in Mexico and Taiwan, China coming soon

HomePod mini now available in Mexico and Taiwan, China coming soon

Apple's HomePod mini smart speaker has now launched in Mexico and Taiwan, a few weeks after debuting in the U.S. and nine other regions.

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What you need to know about Amazon Sidewalk

What you need to know about Amazon Sidewalk

Amazon is now starting to rolling out its Amazon Sidewalk local networking system to customers in the U.S. Here's what you should know about it.

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TipsHow to use Guides, Indoor Maps, and Look Around in Maps with macOS Big Sur

How to use Guides, Indoor Maps, and Look Around in Maps with macOS Big Sur

The new Apple Maps experience in macOS Big Sur borrows heavily from what was available in iOS version. Here's how to take advantage of the Look Around, Guides, and Indoor Maps features.

Apple highlights warm developer reaction to App Store Small Business Program

Apple highlights warm developer reaction to App Store Small Business Program

Apple is highlighting developers who are pleased with the recently-introduced App Store Small Business Program, one that stands to cut the standard 30% commission for App Store sales to 15% for many developers.

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Parallels Black Friday deals are live: save 20% on Desktop 16 to run Windows on Mac

Parallels Black Friday deals are live: save 20% on Desktop 16 to run Windows on Mac

Mac virtualization app Parallels has launched its Black Friday deals, slashing 20% off of all versions of Parallels Desktop 16 for Mac.

M1 Mac mini can drive six displays with peripherals - but you shouldn't bother

M1 Mac mini can drive six displays with peripherals - but you shouldn't bother

A YouTuber has improvised a solution to have up to six monitors on a single M1 Mac mini, but most users should probably stick to what the unit supports natively.

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ReviewApple Silicon M1 Mac mini review - speed today and a promise of more later

Apple Silicon M1 Mac mini review - speed today and a promise of more later

Apple's Apple Silicon M1 Mac mini is here, and it keeps nearly everything you liked about the last Intel Mac mini, making it an excellent machine for those new to the Mac.

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iPhone 12 Pro Max, iPhone 12 mini driving stronger demand in December quarter

iPhone 12 Pro Max, iPhone 12 mini driving stronger demand in December quarter

Investment bank Cowen is tracking even stronger demand for the iPhone 12 lineup and predicts Apple could have a blockbuster holiday quarter with nearly 80 million iPhones produced.

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Apple Car may automatically tint windows for better safety and privacy

Apple Car may automatically tint windows for better safety and privacy

The Apple Car could have an intelligent window tinting system that uses liquid crystal technology to block sunlight and other people from looking inside the vehicle, one that could automatically engage to provide a level of privacy.

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Apple researching real-time LiDAR surface tracking, other tech to record touch sensations

Apple researching real-time LiDAR surface tracking, other tech to record touch sensations

Apple's augmented reality headset or a future iPhone could use light from a display to track the movement of nearly any surface, while finger devices may be able to provide detail to the system about what kind of objects a user may be touching.

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Introducing AppleInsider Daily: your daily Apple news briefing

Introducing AppleInsider Daily: your daily Apple news briefing

Introducing AppleInsider Daily, a new podcast that will catch you up on the biggest Apple news and rumors in a quick, bite-sized format.

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Apple Maps adding public transit directions in Austria

Apple Maps adding public transit directions in Austria

Apple Maps users in Austria say that transit directions are starting to appear, though as yet they do not cover all public transport.

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Monday, November 23, 2020

Former Apple VP Angela Ahrendts appointed chair of Save the Children board

Former Apple VP Angela Ahrendts appointed chair of Save the Children board

Former Apple vice president of retail Angela Ahrendts has been appointed the new board of trustees chair for nonprofit Save the Children.

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Foxconn to produce Google server components at troubled Wisconsin plant

Foxconn to produce Google server components at troubled Wisconsin plant

Foxconn has landed a contract to produce key server components for Google at its beleaguered Wisconsin plant, according to a new report.

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Comcast extends 1.2TB monthly Xfinity data cap to nearly all customers

Comcast extends 1.2TB monthly Xfinity data cap to nearly all customers

Comcast plans to implement monthly data caps for Xfinity home internet customers across nearly its entire service area in 2021.

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Black Friday starts now at Sonos: save $100 on Move speaker, Beam soundbar, Sub

Black Friday starts now at Sonos: save $100 on Move speaker, Beam soundbar, Sub

Sonos Black Friday deals are going on right now, offering triple-digit discounts on some of the company's top speakers.

Apple security chief Thomas Moyer indicted in concealed firearm permit bribery case

Apple security chief Thomas Moyer indicted in concealed firearm permit bribery case

A grand jury has issued two indictments charging Apple's head of global security and several other individuals with bribery to obtain concealed weapon permits.

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VideoReview: Apple's MagSafe wallet finally solves the unified iPhone and wallet issue

Review: Apple's MagSafe wallet finally solves the unified iPhone and wallet issue

There has been much debate around Apple's MagSafe wallet for iPhone 12, but this reviewer thinks Apple has nailed it with its new accessory that perfects a difficult accessory category.

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Apple extends deadline on requiring live events to use in-app purchases

Apple extends deadline on requiring live events to use in-app purchases

Apple has given developers more time to comply with a new App Store guideline requiring that virtual live event transactions be made through in-app purchases.

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Apple App Store Connect holiday shutdown is from Dec. 23 to Dec. 27

Apple App Store Connect holiday shutdown is from Dec. 23 to Dec. 27

Apple has warned developers of its annual App Store Connect downtime, a period when the App Store closes to new app submissions and updates for some of the holiday period.

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ExclusiveBlack Friday M1 MacBook Pro deals: save up to $195 on every Apple Silicon 13" model

Black Friday M1 MacBook Pro deals: save up to $195 on every Apple Silicon 13

New M1 MacBook Pro deals are in, and AppleInsider readers can exclusively save up to $195 on every single 13-inch MacBook Pro thanks to standalone savings and AppleCare deals for Black Friday.

Apple preparing iPad Pro models with OLED displays for second half of 2021

Apple preparing iPad Pro models with OLED displays for second half of 2021

Apple reportedly plans to swap the LCD displays on its iPad Pro models for OLED panels produced by Samsung and LG sometime in 2021.

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ReviewReview: Apple's iPhone 12 Pro Max is a lot of smartphone, and not for everybody

Review: Apple's iPhone 12 Pro Max is a lot of smartphone, and not for everybody

The iPhone 12 Pro Max is more than just the largest model in the 2020 iPhone collection, with the super-sized smartphone boasting better battery life and even camera specifications that improve on what the iPhone 12 offers.

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Amazon offers record-breaking Apple Watch 6 deals, plus $100 off iPad Pros during Black Friday week

Amazon offers record-breaking Apple Watch 6 deals, plus $100 off iPad Pros during Black Friday week

In what are the lowest Apple Watch Series 6 prices on record, Amazon has slashed $110 off GPS + Cellular styles and $70 off GPS Only models. Plus, save $100 on Apple's latest iPad Pros during Black Friday week.

Apple provides instructions to erase and restore unresponsive M1 Macs

Apple provides instructions to erase and restore unresponsive M1 Macs

Apple has released two sets of instructions to perform an erase and restore on an Apple Silicon Mac or MacBook, roughly a week after users encountered issues performing a similar procedure intended for Intel-based Macs.

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