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Monday, September 27, 2021

Apple quietly hikes Beats Flex price to $70

Apple quietly hikes Beats Flex price to $70

Apple recently raised the price of its Beats Flex earphones by 40%, a substantial increase for the nearly year-old device that was initially marketed as an entry-level product.

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Drop tests show iPhone 13 is just as durable as iPhone 12

Drop tests show iPhone 13 is just as durable as iPhone 12

Insurance service Allstate Protection Plans recently conducted its annual durability test that puts unlucky iPhones through a series of drop sequences in the name of science. The latest round evaluates Apple's new iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro models.

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Apple tells developers to update apps for iPad mini's new display size

Apple tells developers to update apps for iPad mini's new display size

Apple on Monday reminded developers to update their code to take full advantage of iPad mini's 8.3-inch Liquid Retina display, a new screen size that arrived alongside a full product redesign.

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Apple 'still investigating' unpatched security flaws in iOS 15

Apple 'still investigating' unpatched security flaws in iOS 15

Apple has responded to a security researcher who claimed that the company ignored several of his vulnerability reports, stating that it is "still investigating" the issues.

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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 engineers talk about iPhone 13 camera changes

Apple engineers talk about iPhone 13 camera changes

An interview with a number of Apple vice presidents involved with the engineering of the iPhone 13 camera system has been published, proving more insight into the decisions behind the improvements for the 2021 releases.

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iFixit iPhone 13 Pro teardown reveals Face ID changes, display swap issues

iFixit iPhone 13 Pro teardown reveals Face ID changes, display swap issues

Repair site iFixit has completed its full teardown of the iPhone 13 Pro, revealing additional details about the TrueDepth sensor and the ability for third parties to swap parts.

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Apple TV+ promotes 'Wolfboy and the Everything Factory' with educational trailers

Apple TV+ promotes 'Wolfboy and the Everything Factory' with educational trailers

Apple has released a trailer for "Wolfboy and the Everything Factory," the Joseph Gordon-Levitt animated series that started streaming on Apple TV+ on September 24.

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Apple partners with A-Cold-Wall on limited-edition Beats Studio3 Wireless

Apple partners with A-Cold-Wall on limited-edition Beats Studio3 Wireless

Apple has quietly released a limited edition version of the Beats Studio3 Wireless headphones, with a collaboration with the brand A-Cold-Wall resulting in speckled personal audio gear.

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ExclusiveEvery M1 Mac mini is on sale today, prices as low as $599

Every M1 Mac mini is on sale today, prices as low as $599

Month-end Mac mini deals are in full swing this September, with prices starting at a budget-friendly $599. Find out where to score the best bargains, plus discounts on AppleCare.

Brazil will fine Apple again for not including charger with iPhone 13

Brazil will fine Apple again for not including charger with iPhone 13

The Brazilian consumer protection regulator says it will issue another fine to Apple over its failure to include a charger with the new iPhone 13.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook buys Southern California mansion for $10.1M

Apple CEO Tim Cook buys Southern California mansion for $10.1M

Apple CEO Tim Cook has purchased a 9,956-square-foot home in an exclusive residential community in La Quinta, California for $10.1 million.

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Best Deals Sept. 27: $82 Crucial 1TB SSD, $99 August Smart Lock, and more!

Best Deals Sept. 27: $82 Crucial 1TB SSD, $99 August Smart Lock, and more!

Monday's best deals includes a $82 Crucial 1TB SATA SSD, the August HomeKit Smart Lock for more than half-off, and more!

TipsHow to use Focus Mode in iOS 15, macOS Monterey

How to use Focus Mode in iOS 15, macOS Monterey

Focus Mode is reason enough to update to macOS Monterey when it's available, and iOS 15 now iot' out. Here's what Focus Mode can do, and why you will love it.

Jony Ive bringing his design talents to Ferrari & Exor

Jony Ive bringing his design talents to Ferrari & Exor

Apple's former design lead Jony Ive has signed a long-term partnership deal with car manufacturer Ferrari and holding company Exor.

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Google claims EU ignored Apple in $5.1B antitrust appeal

Google claims EU ignored Apple in $5.1B antitrust appeal

Google has attacked the European Commission in its bid to avoid paying a 4.34 billion euro ($5.1 billion) antitrust fine from 2018, claiming that the regulator ignored Apple when examining Android's impact on competition.

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MagSafe wallet review, listener questions, & more on HomeKit Insider

MagSafe wallet review, listener questions, & more on HomeKit Insider

On the iPhone 13 launch week episode of a HomeKit Insider, your hosts talk about new software updates for HomePod, Find My capabilities in Apple's MagSafe wallet, and answer listener questions.

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Facebook halts 'Instagram Kids' plan but insists it's still a good idea

Facebook halts 'Instagram Kids' plan but insists it's still a good idea

Facebook is putting a temporary hold on its work to create "Instagram Kids," with the social network pausing its development in favor of building parental supervision tools and convincing policymakers that it should exist.

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Apple Maps gets 3D view with iOS 15 in selected cities, more to come

Apple Maps gets 3D view with iOS 15 in selected cities, more to come

Apple has announced that its new 3D Apple Maps navigation and exploration features will be coming to more cities, including San Diego, and Montreal.

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VideoCompared: iPhone 13 versus iPhone 13 Pro

Compared: iPhone 13 versus iPhone 13 Pro

This year, perhaps more than any other year, there are significant differences between the mass-market iPhone 13 and the high-end iPhone 13 Pro. Here are all the differences between the pair.

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Apple Fitness+ promotes new meditation and pilates workouts

Apple Fitness+ promotes new meditation and pilates workouts

As promised, Apple has added new series of meditation and pilates sessions to Apple Fitness+, with the lessons rolling out to all users today.

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Stampeding crowd halts iPhone 13 launch in China

Stampeding crowd halts iPhone 13 launch in China

A stampede of customers invaded a Chinese mall on Friday, looking to buy the iPhone 13, but many were turned away after the store was forced to stop selling the model.

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Spotify overheats iPhones on iOS 15, rapidly drains battery

Spotify overheats iPhones on iOS 15, rapidly drains battery

Music streaming service Spotify has confirmed iPhone user complaints that its app drains around 30% battery per hour of streaming.

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Rick Astley blown away by use of his song in 'Ted Lasso'

Rick Astley blown away by use of his song in 'Ted Lasso'

"Never Gonna Give You Up" singer/songwriter Rick Astley has thanked the makers of Apple TV+ hit "Ted Lasso" for using his song, saying he was "completely blown away" by it.

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South Korea Apple Developer Academy opening in 2022

South Korea Apple Developer Academy opening in 2022

A new Apple Developer Academy and Manufacturing R&D Support Center will be opening up in South Korea in 2022, launching as part of Apple's settlement to end an antitrust investigation with the country's Fair Trade Commission.

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Activists want Apple import ban over forced labor

Activists want Apple import ban over forced labor

The Campaign for Accountability has filed a formal complaint with US Customs and Border Protection over Apple's alleged use of forced labor in China.

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China power cuts interrupt Apple production lines

China power cuts interrupt Apple production lines

Multiple Apple iPhone suppliers in China have halted production for days to comply with new regulations regarding electricity consumption.

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New MacBook Air production starts next summer, Kuo says

New MacBook Air production starts next summer, Kuo says

Apple's next-generation MacBook Air is due to enter mass production in the middle of 2022 amid a cut in overall Apple Silicon MacBook shipments, according to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

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Sunday, September 26, 2021

Apple keeps making third-party screen repairs harder

Apple keeps making third-party screen repairs harder

Apple's changes to the iPhone 13 screen design now makes it harder for third-party repair firms to replace the display, as attempts to switch out a damaged screen could lead to a loss of Face ID support.

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FeatureiPhone 13, iPhone 12, or iPhone SE: which iPhone model to buy at every price point

iPhone 13, iPhone 12, or iPhone SE: which iPhone model to buy at every price point

As Apple updates its iPhone catalog, many users will be trying to work out what kind of iPhone they can afford. Here's what iPhone you should think about getting at your budget.

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VideoiPhone 13 Pro: Hands on with the best new features

iPhone 13 Pro: Hands on with the best new features

We've spent the last day or two testing out some of its best new features of iPhone 13 Pro that users will enjoy — and some that aren't quite ready for prime time.

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Best Deals Sept. 26 - $375 Dell 32-inch curved monitor, $78 off 8TB NAS, and more!

Best Deals Sept. 26 - $375 Dell 32-inch curved monitor, $78 off 8TB NAS, and more!

Sunday's best deals include $32 off the Elgato HD60 Pro, $78 off the WD 8TB My Cloud NAS, and more!

Apple's new iPad mini 6 might have a scrolling glitch

Apple's new iPad mini 6 might have a scrolling glitch

The iPad mini 6 may have an issue with the way it refreshes the display while scrolling, with one side seemingly updating at a slightly different speed than the other, creating a "jelly" effect.

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Apple will fix iPhone 13 'Unlock with Apple Watch' soon

Apple will fix iPhone 13 'Unlock with Apple Watch' soon

After a few days of silence, on Sunday Apple confirmed that the iPhone 13 "unlock with Apple Watch" feature will be fixed with a software patch.

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iPhone 14 will get complete redesign and lose mini model in 2022

iPhone 14 will get complete redesign and lose mini model in 2022

Apple's next iPhone release, the "iPhone 14," will have more changes than the iPhone 13, according to a report, with a "complete redesign" on the cards for the 2022 models.

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Review2021 iPad review: The best iPad for nearly everyone

2021 iPad review: The best iPad for nearly everyone

Apple's ninth-generation iPad isn't a giant leap in design or feature improvements for the line, but as the cheapest tablet in the range, it'll do just fine.

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Apple's push to make environmental & social changes is contagious, says exec

Apple's push to make environmental & social changes is contagious, says exec

Apple's social and environmental initiatives are setting an example for other companies to follow, according to Apple's Racial Equity and Justice Initiative program lead Alisha Johnson, with businesses continuing to take over from governments in driving policy changes.

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FeatureCompared: Microsoft's Surface Pro 8 vs 12.9-inch iPad Pro

Compared: Microsoft's Surface Pro 8 vs 12.9-inch iPad Pro

Microsoft unveiled its latest slate of Surface computers, with the Surface Pro 8 appearing to be a direct competitor to Apple's 12.9-inch iPad Pro. Here's how Microsoft's new productivity tablet stacks up against Apple's long-standing offering.

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Best iPhone 13 Deals: Free phone offers, cash savings, trade-in promos

Best iPhone 13 Deals: Free phone offers, cash savings, trade-in promos

Apple's newly-announced iPhone 13 is here and AppleInsider rounds up the best deals, which deliver free phone offers, cash savings and trade-in promotions.