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Thursday, January 21, 2021

Apple TV+ original 'Servant' reportedly doubles audience with Season 2 premiere

Apple TV+ original 'Servant' reportedly doubles audience with Season 2 premiere

The second season of M. Night Shyamalan's "Servant" drew record numbers when it premiered on Apple TV+ last week, reportedly coming close to viewership enjoyed by standout hits "Defending Jacob" and "Ted Lasso."

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Apple seeds release candidate beta build of macOS Big Sur 11.2

Apple seeds release candidate beta build of macOS Big Sur 11.2

Apple on Thursday provided participants of its developer beta testing initiative the release candidate build of its upcoming macOS Big Sur 11.2 update.

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ReviewReview: Labodet offers a MagSafe wallet born out of high fashion

Review: Labodet offers a MagSafe wallet born out of high fashion

Apple's MagSafe wallet has some competition months after being released. Labodet has debuted a fashionable alternative that includes exotic leathers and a fix for the wallet's most frustrating design flaw.

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'Servant' creator M. Night Shyamalan discusses Apple, working with daughters in season 3

'Servant' creator M. Night Shyamalan discusses Apple, working with daughters in season 3

In an interview, M. Night Shyamalan reveals what its like working with his daughters on "Servant," says Apple has been "super supportive" of his production and ideas.

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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.

iOS 15 will cut support for iPhone 6s and original iPhone SE, report claims

iOS 15 will cut support for iPhone 6s and original iPhone SE, report claims

The next update to Apple's iOS could kill support for older devices like the iPhone 6, iPhone 6s Plus, and the original iPhone SE.

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Apple issues release candidate betas for iOS 14.4, iPadOS 14.4, tvOS 14.4, and watchOS 7.3

Apple issues release candidate betas for iOS 14.4, iPadOS 14.4, tvOS 14.4, and watchOS 7.3

Apple is now on its third round of betas in this current generation of releases, providing developers with new builds of iOS 14.4, iPadOS 14.4, tvOS 14.4, and watchOS 7.3 as release candidates.

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TipsHow to share your driving ETA on iPhone

How to share your driving ETA on iPhone

As handy as it is being able to share your exact location with someone directly from your iPhone, that doesn't tell them how long it's going to take you to get home. Here's how to have your iPhone do that automatically.

Morgan Stanley raises AAPL target to $152, expects blockbuster December quarter

Morgan Stanley raises AAPL target to $152, expects blockbuster December quarter

Morgan Stanley has raised its Apple price target to $152 on expectations of a strong December quarter across its product and services portfolio.

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Complex iPhone lineup, Services driving Apple's first quarter revenue

Complex iPhone lineup, Services driving Apple's first quarter revenue

Increased use of Apple services and increased demand of expensive iPhone models will drive Apple's first quarter results, according to a new survey.

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TipsHow to share location on iPhone

How to share location on iPhone

Whether it's to say you're home safe, or that you're on your way, you can get your iPhone to tell someone exactly where you are. Here's what you have to do.

Apple has the means to disrupt the electric vehicle space, analyst says

Apple has the means to disrupt the electric vehicle space, analyst says

Apple's portfolio of existing technologies could make its "Apple Car" a formidable competitor in the electric vehicle market, investment bank Cowen says.

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ExclusiveRecord low price: M1 Mac mini dips to $619 for first time ever

Record low price: M1 Mac mini dips to $619 for first time ever

Available exclusively for AppleInsider readers, Apple's new M1 Mac mini is $80 off, delivering the lowest price on record at $619.

How Linux was ported to the Apple Silicon M1 Mac mini

How Linux was ported to the Apple Silicon M1 Mac mini

Linux now works on the Mac mini with M1 processor — but Apple did not make it easy for the team to port the OS with its custom firmware and unique data paths. Here's how Corellium got it done.

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Apple may use sound to identify people or objects, and where they are

Apple may use sound to identify people or objects, and where they are

New research shows Apple is investigating how HomePod, or other devices, can use audio to estimate the distance to a speaking user, and also to identify the sounds around it.

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Apple VR headset for $1,000 arrives in 2022, a year ahead of 'Apple Glass'

Apple VR headset for $1,000 arrives in 2022, a year ahead of 'Apple Glass'

Reportedly facing design and development issues, "Apple Glass" may now be preceded by a separate Apple VR headset that will be an expensive rival to Oculus.

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Future Apple Watch strap may feature panorama or 3D cameras

Future Apple Watch strap may feature panorama or 3D cameras

Apple is researching ways to eliminate lens distortion using multiple cameras in the flexible housing of a device such as an Apple Watch strap.

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Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Tim Cook gifted Trump first 2019 Mac Pro off assembly line

Tim Cook gifted Trump first 2019 Mac Pro off assembly line

Apple CEO Tim Cook gave former President Donald Trump the first 2019 Mac Pro to come off the production line at partner manufacturer Flex, according to a disclosure statement released on Wednesday.

Apple, Google welcome Biden administration immigration reform

Apple, Google welcome Biden administration immigration reform

The CEOs of Apple and Google in statements on Wednesday backed President Joe Biden's plans to reform U.S. immigration policy, a major component of which includes the extension of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

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Pegatron leases space in Chennai as part of Indian iPhone manufacturing plan

Pegatron leases space in Chennai as part of Indian iPhone manufacturing plan

Apple supplier Pegatron has leased half a million square feet near Chennai, India as part of its plan to establish iPhone manufacturing operations in the region.

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Top 8 Apple deals to snap up now ahead of Valentine's Day

Top 8 Apple deals to snap up now ahead of Valentine's Day

With Valentine's Day fast approaching, picking up a fantastic gift and securing a great deal can go hand in hand. These Apple discounts offer savings of up to $350 off, with hidden and exclusive promotions on everything from AirPods and iPads, to new MacBook Pros and the M1 Mac mini.

Rebranded Paramount+ streaming service launches on March 4

Rebranded Paramount+ streaming service launches on March 4

The upcoming Paramount+ streaming service, a rebranding of CBS All Access with an expansion of available content, is set to officially launch on March 4, 2021.

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TipsHow to make Siri listen to you on the right device

How to make Siri listen to you on the right device

It's common to have the "wrong" Siri answer. You can ask your Apple Watch to set an alarm, for instance, and find that it's your HomePod that does it. Here's how to make sure that Siri is listening to you on the device you intended.

VideoCompared: Galaxy Buds Pro versus AirPods Pro

Compared: Galaxy Buds Pro versus AirPods Pro

Alongside the Galaxy S21 reveal, Samsung also unveiled its latest wireless earbuds. We got our hands on a set of the Galaxy Buds Pro to compare it to Apple's AirPods Pro.

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Linux is now 'fully usable' on Apple Silicon M1 Macs

Linux is now 'fully usable' on Apple Silicon M1 Macs

Security researchers at Corellium have ported a version of Linux to the Apple Silicon M1 chip that will ultimately be released under an open-source license.

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LG has reportedly halted LCD production for iPhone

LG has reportedly halted LCD production for iPhone

According to a new industry report, long-time Apple supplier LG will no longer supply LCDs for the iPhone SE, though it still supplies OLED for the iPhone 12 lineup.

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TipsHow to watch the Inauguration

How to watch the Inauguration

Watch the Inauguration of the 46th US President live across Apple TV, online, and across almost all Apple devices.

TipsEverything you can ask HomePod and HomePod mini's Intercom to do

Everything you can ask HomePod and HomePod mini's Intercom to do

The Intercom feature in HomePod and HomePod mini turns those smart speakers into a handy way to reach people anywhere in your house. Anywhere, that is, that you have a HomePod device — and when you ask it correctly.

Beats Flex finally arrive in promised blue and gray colors

Beats Flex finally arrive in promised blue and gray colors

The last two colors of wireless Beats Flex earphones — Flame Blue, and Smoke Gray — are now available through Apple, completing the four color options revealed at launch.

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Apple's use of Ultra-Wideband prompts more firms to adopt the technology

Apple's use of Ultra-Wideband prompts more firms to adopt the technology

Industry sources claim that more companies are developing devices with, or uses for, UWB (Ultra-Wideband), following the popularity of it in Apple's iPhone 12 range and other devices.

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Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Apple denied COVID app to secure contact tracing monopoly, lawsuit claims

Apple denied COVID app to secure contact tracing monopoly, lawsuit claims

Apple has been hit with a lawsuit claiming that it rejected a coronavirus contact tracing app to maintain a COVID-19 exposure notification monopoly.

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TipsHow to delete contacts on iPhone or Mac

How to delete contacts on iPhone or Mac

Over time, your list of contacts may grow seemingly too big to handle. Here's how to cut it down to size by deleting some of your contacts.

TipsHow to turn on AirDrop

How to turn on AirDrop

AirDrop is a fast and easy way to share images, documents, and other files between Apple devices. But before you use it, you'll need to turn the feature on.

Microsoft partners with GM subsidiary Cruise on self-driving cars

Microsoft partners with GM subsidiary Cruise on self-driving cars

GM and Cruise are now working with Microsoft to commercialize self-driving vehicles, with the Windows company providing cloud computing resources to assist in the potentially lucrative project.

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Warner Bros exec JP Richards named Apple TV+ head of marketing strategy

Warner Bros exec JP Richards named Apple TV+ head of marketing strategy

Apple has appointed current Warner Bros executive JP Richards the head of film marketing strategy for Apple TV+ as part of its original content strategy.

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AirPods Max 'devastatingly overengineered' but repairable, demonstrates teardown

AirPods Max 'devastatingly overengineered' but repairable, demonstrates teardown

Repair specialists at iFixit have completed a teardown of AirPods Max, demonstrating Apple's "obsessive craftsmanship" that makes other offerings look "like toys, by comparison."

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15 Valentine's Day gift ideas Apple fans will adore

15 Valentine's Day gift ideas Apple fans will adore

AppleInsider's 2021 Valentine's Day Gift Guide is here and it's packed with goodies your Apple-loving sweetheart will love.

TipsHow to take SIM card out of iPhone

How to take SIM card out of iPhone

The SIM card in your iPhone is crucial to your making calls, but it's also small enough to lose, and easy enough to put in the wrong way. Here's how to successfully remove a SIM card, and put one back.

Sideloading iPad & iPhone apps is back on Apple Silicon Macs, but probably not for long

Sideloading iPad & iPhone apps is back on Apple Silicon Macs, but probably not for long

Owners of M1-equipped Macs are once again able to sideload iPhone and iPad apps, with Apple lifting server-side blocks preventing such activity for reasons unknown.

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