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Apple is replacing the batteries for some 13-inch MacBook Pros

The issue affects some non-Touch Bar laptops<p>Apple has unveiled a program to replace the batteries of some non-Touch Bar 13-inch MacBook Pros for free. The company says that a “limited number” have had their batteries expand.<p><i>9to5Mac</i> spotted the program, which will allow users to get the computer’s …

MacBook Pro

Apple notifying WWDC 2018 scholarship applicants of award status

Apple’s WWDC is set for June 4. Now, the company has begun notifying scholarship applicants of their award status. While the typical ticket price is $1599, WWDC scholarship winners receive free access to the conference and more.<p>In addition to a free ticket, this year’s winners will enjoy free …

Apple

Making The Grade: AppleCare+ is a terrible investment for iPad deployments

<i>Making The Grade is a weekly series from Bradley Chambers covering Apple in education. Bradley has been managing Apple devices in an education environment since 2009. Through his experience deploying and managing 100s of Macs and 100s of iPads, Bradley will highlight ways in which Apple’s products</i> …

AppleCare

Latest App Store redesign for iOS shows 800% increase in downloads for Featured apps

The latest iOS 11 update to the App Store seems to be getting a ton of praise, and today it looks like developers are joining in on the fanfare.<p>A new report from Sensor Tower (via <i>TechCrunch</i>) indicates that developers that get featured on the App Store are seeing up to an 800% increase on downloads, …

Apps

iPhone SE 2 could arrive next month, but without a headphone jack

Japanese blog <i>Macotakara</i> has published new details about the rumored iPhone SE 2 based on details shared by a case maker source. The new details come after Eurasian regulatory filings this month suggest we’re just weeks away from new iPhones being unveiled.<p>While we don’t expect Apple’s flagship …

Mobile Technology

iOS 12 on iPhone 5s References Appear in WebKit Testing Logs

<i>MacGeneration</i> reports it has spotted discussions in the open source WebKit mailing list that include references to iOS 12. A contributor included …

iPhone

Apple continues open source campaign by releasing FoundationDB on GitHub

Acquired by Apple in 2015, the FoundationDB database architecture has officially gone open source, the company announced today. It’s the latest move by Apple to open more of its non-secret software initiatives to public contributions, following earlier moves with its Swift programming language, …

Ubiquitous Computing

Apple ramps up iOS 12 and macOS 10.14 testing as we get closer to WWDC unveiling

Whilst there may not be as many new features this year in the flagship Apple operating systems as some years past, there is no mistaking that iOS 12 and macOS 10.14 are very much under active development and distribution amongst internal Apple employees is growing.<p>Our website analytics have …

Apple

Tim Cook Insists Merging Mac and iPad Would Result in Compromises

Apple CEO Tim Cook remains against the idea of merging the Mac and iPad to create one unified hardware and software experience, according to a brief conversation he had at Apple's education event in Chicago last month.<p>"We don't believe in sort of watering down one for the other," said Cook, …

Apple Watch

AAPL shares drop 1.7% pre-market after A-series chip supplier TSMC gives weak guidance

Apple shares have fallen by 1.7% in pre-market trading at the time of writing. The drop appears to have been prompted by the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) giving Q2 guidance significantly below market expectations …<p><i>CNBC</i> reports that the company is expecting to earn around a …

IPad Pro

Apple filings hint a bunch of new iPhone models are coming soon

Apple could be gearing up to launch new iPhone models as early as next month.<p>New regulatory filings reveal that a bunch of new devices are planned. It’s likely they will be refreshed versions of the iPhone SE, which is due an upgrade in mid-2018, according to recent rumors.<p>Apple tries its best to …

Apple

Apple shares new ads boasting the App Store and Portrait Lighting effects

Apple has just shared a pair of new ads on its Mexico YouTube channel. The new ads relate to the App Store and the new Portrait Lighting effects found on the iPhone X.<p>The ads are titled <i>App Store</i> and <i>Retratos</i> respectively. <i>Retratos</i> is <i>Pictures</i> in Spanish. These ads are similar to other ads in the past, …

App Store

Apple Expected to Launch Subscription News Service Within Next Year Following Texture Acquisition

Apple plans to offer a subscription-based news service within the next year, according to Mark Gurman, reporting for <i>Bloomberg News</i>. Apple declined to comment on the report, as it has not announced the plans publicly.<p>The service is said to be based on subscription-based digital magazine app Texture, …

App Store

iFixit speculates iOS 11.3 touchscreen issues aren’t purposeful, just software bugs

Last week, reports started popping up that iOS 11.3 was bricking devices that had been repaired with third-party screens. A pair of other issues have also emerged, including the new Battery Health feature not supporting aftermarket batteries and auto brightness and True Tone failing on the iPhone …

IPhone 8

‘Father of iPod’ Tony Fadell thinks Apple needs to tackle iPhone addiction, company reportedly working on it

The former Apple engineer Tony Fadell, nicknamed the ‘father of the iPod,’ thinks Apple has a responsibility to tackle the problem of iPhone addiction.<p>He says what is needed is the equivalent of nutrition advice – where we know which food types in what quantities are healthy – and then a way to …

Apps

Apple’s HomePod May Become The Next Apple Watch [Opinion]

Apple’s HomePod arrived a couple of months back and received some mixed reviews. However, in a review for the <i>Inquisitr</i>, this author praised the …

Tech Trends

watchOS 4.3.1 suggests future support for third party watch faces

Ever since the Apple Watch was introduced, developers have been asking for the ability to create their own watch faces. Currently, only Apple can provide watch faces, while some of them have content from Pixar and Disney. The reasons for the lack of third party faces can be many, including Apple’s …

Apple Watch

FCC appears to leak photos of gold iPhone X

This seems a little too good to be true, but the FCC appears to have published photos of a gold iPhone X. Dated from last September and released earlier in April, these photos show an iPhone X unmistakably in an unreleased gold finish.<p>The prototype device has rich gold stainless steel frame and a …

Mobile Technology

To boost HomePod sales, Apple should look to the AirPods

Commentary: The overpriced HomePod could learn a thing or two from the AirPods' incredible success, which has been partially fueled by Apple's aggressive pricing.<p>Remember the HomePod, Apple's first smart speaker? Back in the middle of the winter, it was the talk of the tech world. Fueled by a jolt …

Apple

iMovie for iOS updated for iPhone X, now uses Metal for graphics processing

Following updates to iMovie and Final Cut Pro on macOS earlier this week, Apple has finally updated the iOS version of iMovie for the larger screen size of the iPhone X. The new version also uses Apple’s Metal framework for graphics processing within the app as well. Full release notes below:<p><i>What’s</i> …

App Store

Apple sucks at selling HomePods

Less than half a year since it became available, sales of Apple’s HomePod are already slowing to a crawl. Bloomberg reports that the company has canceled orders with one of the manufacturers of its $350 smart speaker owing to low interest in the product.<p>Just how bad are its sales, you ask? …

Selling

Mac Shipments Remain Steady in Q1 2018 Amid Continuing Worldwide PC Decline

Amid a continuing decline in worldwide PC shipments, Apple's Mac sales have remained steady in the first quarter of 2018, according to new PC shipping estimates shared this afternoon by Gartner.<p>Apple shipped an estimated 4.26 million Macs during the first quarter of 2018, up from 4.2 million Macs …

Mobile

Apple to reportedly cease iTunes music downloads in March 2019 - News - Alternative Press

<i>[Photo by: Apple]</i><p>It looks like Apple has finally put an end date on iTunes Store music downloads. While the move has been rumored for years, sources …

Apple Music

How Apple's helping to fight HIV and AIDS with red iPhone 8's

Apple's new red-colored iPhone 8 and 8 Plus are more than just a bright new shade to match your outfit. The new iPhones are part of (Product)RED, and …

Breast Cancer

RAW Power for iOS photo editor updated with improved file management, interface changes, more

Last fall, former Apple employee Nik Bhatt launched RAW Power for iOS, a mobile take on his company’s previous desktop application of the same name. Today, RAW Power for iOS has received its first major update since introduction, adding features that have been highly requested by customers.<p>After 14 …

App Store

IDC: ‘Apple suddenly finds itself on top of the wearables market’

Apple Watch shipments grew 57% year over year, according to IDC.<p>From Global Wearables Market Grows 7.7% in 4Q17 and 10.3% in 2017 as Apple Seizes the …

Apple Watch

Apple Now Runs On 100% Green Energy, And Here’s How It Got There

The most important thing about the company’s big renewable push might be that it’s bringing everyone–from suppliers to local utilities–along for the ride.<p>You have to see Apple’s Reno, Nevada, data center from the inside to truly understand how huge it is. It’s made up of five long white buildings …

Renewable Energy

How Apple Watch could shape up for fitness at WWDC [Mockups]

When it comes to fitness apps on Apple Watch, sometimes it feels like Cupertino is running before it can walk. Fancy new features like Heart Rate Recovery are very welcome, but a few of the basics remain missing.<p>Apple could make major strides when it releases watchOS 5. So in the second of three …

Smartwatches

The iPhone X gets a RED leather folio

An unspecified percentage of sales will go toward The Global Fund HIV and AIDS grants<p>Apple announced a new iPhone X leather folio, which comes out tomorrow. It’s a $99 leather phone case that was “specially tanned and finished” in Europe. The case has an outer flap to cover and protect the screen. …

IPhone 8

Apple Introduces (PRODUCT)RED Edition iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, Available to Order April 10

Apple today introduced a (PRODUCT)RED edition of the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, available to order on Apple.com starting Tuesday, April 10, after 5:30 a.m. Pacific Time, and in Apple Stores starting Friday, April 13.<p>PRODUCT(RED) editions will be available with 64GB or 256GB storage for the same …

IPhone 8