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Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Respiratory study launches to discover how Apple Watch can predict COVID

Respiratory study launches to discover how Apple Watch can predict COVID

Researchers at the University of Washington have partnered with Apple to study how Apple Watch may be used to predict illnesses such as coronavirus, or flu.

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Apple wants 'cavalier' $800 million coronavirus app suit dismissed

Apple wants 'cavalier' $800 million coronavirus app suit dismissed

Apple has filed for dismissal of an $800 million suit brought by a developer claiming the App Store rejected a coronavirus app solely to keep its contact tracing monopoly.

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Apple to banish iPhone's TrueDepth 'notch' with sub-display Face ID in 2023, Kuo says

Apple to banish iPhone's TrueDepth 'notch' with sub-display Face ID in 2023, Kuo says

Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo believes Apple is planning to introduce a Face ID system that sits beneath iPhone's display, potentially nixing the bemoaned TrueDepth "notch" for a truly full-screen experience.

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Kuo: 48MP camera with 8K support coming to iPhone in 2022, 'mini' model axed

Kuo: 48MP camera with 8K support coming to iPhone in 2022, 'mini' model axed

Apple is planning a major camera upgrade for iPhone in 2022, according to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, with that year's flagship handsets expected to sport a massive 48-megapixel lenser.

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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.

ExclusiveExclusive Deals: $100 off M1 MacBook Air laptops w/ 16GB RAM

Exclusive Deals: $100 off M1 MacBook Air laptops w/ 16GB RAM

For a limited time only, Apple Authorized Reseller B&H Photo is slashing prices on Apple's M1 MacBook Air with 16GB of memory exclusively for AppleInsider readers. Units are in stock and ready to ship.

Sony pumps $200M into Epic ahead of legal fight with Apple

Sony pumps $200M into Epic ahead of legal fight with Apple

Epic Games on Tuesday announced the completion of a $1 billion funding round as it tangles with Apple over App Store rules and regulations.

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Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Supposed 'iPhone 13 Pro' renders smaller notch, thicker chassis

Supposed 'iPhone 13 Pro' renders smaller notch, thicker chassis

A report on Tuesday claims to have inside information on Apple's expected 2021 iPhone flagship refresh, claiming the forthcoming handset line will boast a smaller TrueDepth "notch" and a slightly thicker chassis than iPhone 12 Pro.

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Samsung rumored to unveil new Galaxy Book laptops at upcoming event

Samsung rumored to unveil new Galaxy Book laptops at upcoming event

Samsung on Tuesday announced its third Unpacked special event for 2021, where the company is rumored to launch a line of Galaxy branded laptops.

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VanMoof's early Find My integration started with a forum post

VanMoof's early Find My integration started with a forum post

Dutch electric bicycle maker VanMoof was among three companies to gain early support for Apple's newly expanded Find My object location network last week, a project that started nearly a year ago with a forum post.

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Twitter 'hashflag' for upcoming April 20 Apple event goes live

Twitter 'hashflag' for upcoming April 20 Apple event goes live

The so-called Twitter "hashflag," a custom icon appearing next to the #AppleEvent hashtag, for Apple's April 20 announcement event is now live after the company announced the virtual gathering on Tuesday.

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Apple calls for SEC to mandate public emissions disclosures

Apple calls for SEC to mandate public emissions disclosures

Apple is calling for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to start requiring companies to disclose emissions information.

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Six cast members join bilingual Apple TV+ comedy 'Acapulco'

Six cast members join bilingual Apple TV+ comedy 'Acapulco'

Apple TV+ is rounding out an ensemble cast for its upcoming bilingual comedy series "Acapulco," with six new actors joining the production.

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Editorial'Loaded' expectations: There are no secrets or hidden messages in Apple's event invitations

'Loaded' expectations: There are no secrets or hidden messages in Apple's event invitations

Apple has officially announced a new product event, which has led some overzealous fans to once again break out their magnifying glasses and tinfoil hats, desperately searching for clues hidden in the event invitation that simply aren't there — and never have been.

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Render tool Redshift lands on macOS with native Apple Silicon support

Render tool Redshift lands on macOS with native Apple Silicon support

Maxon has launched a version of its Redshift render software for macOS, enabling 3D artists to use the application on Macs equipped with Apple Silicon.

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FeatureOmniPlan 4 highlights complexity of Apple's 'universal purchase' feature

OmniPlan 4 highlights complexity of Apple's 'universal purchase' feature

A major update to the project management app OmniPlan includes the ability for buyers to pay once and get both Mac and iOS editions. Making that easy for users, though, turns out to be highly complex.

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Mophie releases four rugged battery packs with jumper cables

Mophie releases four rugged battery packs with jumper cables

On Tuesday, Mophie launched a series of new rugged battery packs that all feature vehicle jumper cables as well as a number of other unique features including a flashlight or air compressor.

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FeatureComparison: Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 versus M1 MacBook Air, MacBook Pro

Comparison: Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 versus M1 MacBook Air, MacBook Pro

On Tuesday, Microsoft launched its Surface Laptop 4 range, but the improvements don't seem to be enough to counter Apple's M1-based MacBook Air and 13-inch MacBook Pro.

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Apple announces 'Watch the Sound with Mark Ronson' music docu-series

Apple announces 'Watch the Sound with Mark Ronson' music docu-series

Apple has announced "Watch the Sound with Mark Ronson," a new docu-series exploring groundbreaking technology in music slated to debut on Apple TV+ in the summer.

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Ultra rare HomePod mini deal drives price down to $89

Ultra rare HomePod mini deal drives price down to $89

Apple Premier Partner Expercom has issued a terrific Tuesday deal on Apple's HomePod mini, knocking $10 off the compact smart speaker with units expected to deliver in 3-7 business days.

Apple releases eighth beta builds of iOS 14.5, iPadOS 14.5

Apple releases eighth beta builds of iOS 14.5, iPadOS 14.5

Apple is now on its eighth generation of developer betas, with a fresh round of builds for iOS 14.5 and iPadOS 14.5 now available for testing.

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Apple issues eighth developer beta of macOS Big Sur 11.3

Apple issues eighth developer beta of macOS Big Sur 11.3

Apple has issued an eighth developer beta for macOS Big Sur 11.3, with it likely to be the last build ahead of its public release.

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Apple shares yet another AR invite for the 'Spring Loaded' event

Apple shares yet another AR invite for the 'Spring Loaded' event

Just as Apple did with its previous event invites, the invite for the "Spring Loaded" event is available as an AR object on Apple's event website.

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VideoiPad Pro, AirTags, and more — What to expect from Apple on April 20

iPad Pro, AirTags, and more — What to expect from Apple on April 20

Apple has several projects near the finish line, including 'AirTags,' and a new iPad Pro. Here's what could make an appearance in the "Spring Loaded" event.

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Apple behind Microsoft, Google, Intel, Samsung in reputation survey

Apple behind Microsoft, Google, Intel, Samsung in reputation survey

Apple came in 46th in a new listing of 100 global companies, behind nearly every other big tech company, in survey results utilizing metrics to determine a company's reputation.

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VideoApple announces April 20 special event - iPad Pro, AirTags expected

Apple announces April 20 special event - iPad Pro, AirTags expected

Apple has confirmed it will be holding a April release event on April 20, called "Spring Loaded," expected to feature the long-awaited "AirTags," an iPad Pro refresh, and perhaps other surprises.

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Discord's iOS app now blocking adult 'NSFW' communities

Discord's iOS app now blocking adult 'NSFW' communities

Discord is cracking down on adult content, with the voice-based chat service blocking servers tagged as not safe for work in its iOS app.

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Apple greenlights 'Black & Blues: The Colorful Ballad of Louis Armstrong' documentary

Apple greenlights 'Black & Blues: The Colorful Ballad of Louis Armstrong' documentary

Apple TV+ has given a green light to its Louis Armstrong documentary feature, "Black & Blues: The Colorful Ballad of Louis Armstrong."

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Spotify announces 'Car Thing' smart music player

Spotify announces 'Car Thing' smart music player

Spotify Premium subscribers will soon be able to take easier navigation of their tunes to their cars, thanks to Spotify's new "Car Thing."

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Stephen King's 'Lisey's Story' debuts June 4 on Apple TV+

Stephen King's 'Lisey's Story' debuts June 4 on Apple TV+

"Lisey's Story," the thriller adapted by Stephen King from his own novel, will premiere on Apple TV+ beginning June 4.

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Eli Lilly and Company hires Apple's retail information technology chief

Eli Lilly and Company hires Apple's retail information technology chief

Pharmaceutical and healthcare company Eli Lilly and Company has hired Diogo Rau, Apple's chief of information technology for online and in-store retail.

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Apple TV+ has the highest-rated content of all streaming platforms

Apple TV+ has the highest-rated content of all streaming platforms

An analysis of top streaming platforms and IMDb ratings reveals that Apple TV+ has the highest-rated content.

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Apple researching gaze tracking to alter lenses, control cameras in AR, VR

Apple researching gaze tracking to alter lenses, control cameras in AR, VR

Apple AR hardware may move lenses or external cameras to provide an "Apple Glass" wearer with the right focus for precisely what they're looking at.

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Apple facing earnings headwind from proposed tax rate changes, analyst says

Apple facing earnings headwind from proposed tax rate changes, analyst says

Investment bank JP Morgan believes that several proposed tax rate changes could "almost completely" reverse the benefits of prior tax reductions for Apple.

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Daily deal: Apple's iMac drops to record low $899 price

Daily deal: Apple's iMac drops to record low $899 price

In what is the lowest price we've seen on Apple's 21.5-inch iMac, the 2.3GHz Intel Core i5 model with 1TB of storage is on sale for $899, a discount of $200 off retail.

Apple TV+ button added to Roku remote, plus more support for HomeKit & AirPlay 2

Apple TV+ button added to Roku remote, plus more support for HomeKit & AirPlay 2

Roku has launched a new remote control for its set-top boxes sporting a dedicated Apple TV+ button, and the company's new operating system adds HomeKit and AirPlay 2 support for more products.

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Apple researching HomePod-style Spatial Audio for Apple AR

Apple researching HomePod-style Spatial Audio for Apple AR

Apple AR could feature Spatial Audio, as already used in the HomePod, HomePod mini, or AirPods Pro — but also recorded on compact devices.

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Adobe Premiere Rush now available on Apple's M1 Silicon Macs

Adobe Premiere Rush now available on Apple's M1 Silicon Macs

Adobe has added more features to their popular video editing software, including macOS-specific updates and more support for Apple's line of M1 Macs.

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'iPhone 13' renders double-down on smaller notch rumors

'iPhone 13' renders double-down on smaller notch rumors

Renders claimed to depict the "iPhone 13" give another chance to see what the 2021 iPhone could look like, complete with the rumored smaller notch.

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