FAA announces agreement with AT&T, Verizon on 5G expansion

22:39 28 Jan - AppleInsider News

The Federal Aviation Administration says it has reached an agreement with AT&T and Verizon to expand 5G service in a way that mitigates aircraft safety concerns.An aircraftThe issue at hand is a planned rollout of new C-band spectrum that could bolster existing 5G coverage. Back in 2021, the FAA voiced concerns that the use of the spectrum by carriers like Verizon and AT&T could interfere with aircraft safety mechanisms. Read more...

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FAA announces agreement with AT&T, Verizon on 5G expansion

22:39 28 Jan - AppleInsider News

The Federal Aviation Administration says it has reached an agreement with AT&T and Verizon to expand 5G service in a way that mitigates aircraft safety concerns.An aircraftThe issue at hand is a planned rollout of new C-band spectrum that could bolster existing 5G coverage. Back in 2021, the FAA voiced concerns that the use of the spectrum by carriers like Verizon and AT&T could interfere with aircraft safety mechanisms. Read more...

Apple launches support for unlisted App Store apps accessible via link

21:28 28 Jan - AppleInsider News

The App Store now supports unlisted apps that are only accessible with a link, Apple has announced in an update on its developer website.Apple App Store logo Read more...

Epic vs. Apple takes new turn as 34 US states & DOJ side with 'Fortnite' maker

21:26 28 Jan - AppleInsider News

Attorneys general for 34 states and the District of Columbia have told an appeals court that Apple continues to "stifle competition" with its monopoly on app distribution via the App Store.Still from Epic Games "Free Fortnite" videoThe Epic Games vs Apple lawsuit saw a ruling in 2021 that chiefly sided with Apple, but the appeals process is continuing. Now the 35 attorneys general have submitted a joint statement into the appeal, backing Epic. Read more...

Apple TV+ 'Extrapolations' adds Heather Graham, Diane Lane, Judd Hirsch and more to cast

21:16 28 Jan - AppleInsider News

The Apple TV+ climate change anthology series "Extrapolations" has announced an expansion of the cast, making it even more star-studded than before.Murray Bartlett in HBO's 'The White Lotus'New cast members include Diane Lane, Heather Graham, Ben Harper, Judd Hirsch, Hari Nef, Neska Rose, Murray Bartlett, and Yara Shahidi. They join the previously announced Meryl Streep, Matthew Rhys, Tobey Maguire, Forest Whitaker, Edward Nortan, and more. Read more...

Apple's 14-inch MacBook Pro with 32GB RAM, 1TB SSD is $150 off, in stock

20:38 28 Jan - AppleInsider News

Forget waiting a month to get Apple's new 14-inch MacBook Pro with 32GB of memory and 1TB of storage. Save $150 instantly and get the system right away with our exclusive discount. Did we mention AppleCare is $60 off as well?Exclusive 14-inch MacBook Pro discountEvery 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro sold at Apple Authorized Reseller Adorama is eligible for a triple-digit coupon discount using code APINSIDER and the activation instructions below. We're particularly fond of this well-equipped 14-inch MacBook Pro with Apple's M1 Pro chip (8-core CPU, 14-core GPU), 32GB of memory and a spacious 1TB SSD that's discounted to $2,449 with the coupon. Space Gray units are in stock and ready to ship at Adorama, beating Apple's late February to early March backorder delay on the popular set of specs. Read more...

Which analysts were right -- or wrong -- about Apple's holiday quarter earnings?

20:08 28 Jan - AppleInsider News

Apple reported blockbuster Q1 2022 earnings results that shattered records and expectations. Here's what analysts predicted before earnings ? and what they thought about the actual performance.Apple logo on building. Credit: Laurenz Heymann/UnsplashOn Thursday, Apple reported its December quarter fiscal performance, which broke records across its hardware and services portfolio. Read more...

Universal Control is in Friday's public iOS, iPadOS and macOS beta releases

19:41 28 Jan - AppleInsider News

Apple has released public betas of all of its major operating systems including macOS Monterey 12.3 and iPadOS 15.4, so anyone can try out Universal Control and other new features.Use one mouse and keyboard to control multiple devicesThe first public betas should be essentially the same as the first developer betas, which Apple seeded on Thursday. The builds can be acquired from the Apple Beta Software Program web portal. Read more...

How to use Universal Control in iPadOS 15.4 & macOS Monterey 12.3 betas

19:31 28 Jan - AppleInsider News

Universal Control is here in the latest betas for iPad and Mac. We've been testing it out, and it is shaping up to be one of the most impressive features Apple has ever released.Universal Control for iPad and MacWith the beta of iPadOS 15.4 and macOS Monterey 12.3, users can finally take Universal Control for a spin. This feature, originally slated for the fall of 2021, was delayed while Apple continued to refine it. Even though we're only in the first beta, it seems its efforts have paid off. Read more...

Morgan Stanley bumps Apple price target to $210 on record-breaking Q1 2022

18:39 28 Jan - AppleInsider News

Investment bank Morgan Stanley has raised its Apple price target to $210 after the iPhone maker reported Q1 2022 earnings that broke records and beat Wall Street's predictions.Apple iPhone 13 modelsIn a note to investors seen by AppleInsider, Morgan Stanley analyst Katy Huberty writes that Apple's December quarter "was one of the cleanest quarters in recent memory" with beats across revenue, gross margins, and earnings-per-share. Read more...

Apple TV+ awards nominations increase by four, from PGA awards nominations

18:25 28 Jan - AppleInsider News

Apple TV+ content has received four PGA award nominations for "CODA," "Come From Away," "Ted Lasso," and "The Morning Show."'The Morning Show' is nominated for a PGA awardThe Producers Guild Awards honor outstanding television series and movies producers in an annual event. Apple TV+ content has been nominated for four awards, with winners announced at the ceremony held on March 19, 2022. Read more...

Apple's Erik Neuenschwander details privacy policies & feature in new interview

17:44 28 Jan - AppleInsider News

Apple head of user privacy Erik Neuenschwander discussed the Cupertino tech giant's privacy policies and protections in a new deep-dive interview for Data Privacy Day.Erik NeuenschwanderNeuenschwander sat down with Rene Ritchie to discuss the company's privacy goals, as well as the mechanisms and policies it implements to reach those goals. In the interview, the privacy chief reiterated Apple's commitment to keeping its users' data safe, secure, and away from prying eyes. Read more...

'The Tragedy of Macbeth' is a horror story, says filmmaker Joel Coen

16:59 28 Jan - AppleInsider News

Writer/director Joel Coen hopes that streaming his critically acclaimed "The Tragedy of Macbeth" movie on Apple TV+ will bring it to audiences who might not have given it a shot.Denzel Washington in "The Tragedy of Macbeth"Apple bought the film after it was completed, but in a new interview with the New York Times, writer/director Joel Coen says he wasn't sure it would ever be finished. Famous for his theatrical films made with his brother Ethan Coen, he found production on "The Tragedy of Macbeth" halted by the coronavirus. Read more...

Cowen raises Apple price target to $200 after blockbuster earnings results

15:59 28 Jan - AppleInsider News

Investment bank Cowen has raised its price target to $200, from $180, following Apple's record-shattering December quarter earnings results.Apple iPhone 13 Pro modelsIn a note to investors seen by AppleInsider, Cowen lead analyst Krish Sankar writes that Apple delivered strong December quarter upside that beat Wall Street expectations despite an estimated $6 billion revenue hit from ongoing chip shortages and supply constraints. Read more...

Best deals Jan. 28: $70 off 11-inch iPad Pro Magic Keyboard, Beats Fit Pro & $20 gift card, more!

15:32 28 Jan - AppleInsider News

In addition to the discounted Magic Keyboard, Friday's best deals include $130 off a portable generator, $57 off an M.2 1TB SSD, and $50 off a two cordless drill set.Best deals January 28As we do every day, we've collected some of the best deals we could find on Apple products, tech accessories, and other items for the AppleInsider audience. If an item is out of stock, it may still be able to be ordered for delivery at a later date. Read more...

How to watch the first episode of Apple TV+ 'The Afterparty' for free

15:27 28 Jan - AppleInsider News

Apple TV+ is heavily promoting its new murder mystery comedy, "The Afterparty," with its first episode now free on YouTube, and also a live Twitter streaming.Tiffany Haddish in "The Afterparty"Chris Miller and Phil Lord's "The Afterparty" is an eight-part murder mystery comedy that is streaming on Apple TV+ from January 28, 2022. It's a "Rashomon" style series where every episode tells the same story from a different character's perspective - and each is in a different genre, too. Read more...

Universal Control, Apple's record Q1 earnings, and more on the AppleInsider podcast

14:54 28 Jan - AppleInsider News

On this week's episode of the AppleInsider podcast, Apple sets new holiday quarter records, software updates address multiple bugs across Apple's lineup, and iPhone could one day process credit card payments.During their Q1 earnings call, Apple exceeded Wall Street expectations with a record $123.9 billion in revenue. CEO Tim Cook also revealed that there are 1.8 billion Apple devices in active use around the world, service revenue is up, and half of iPad purchasers are new to the product.Apple has now released iPadOS 15.4 and macOS Monterey 12.3 beta which includes Face ID unlock without Apple Watch, and the long-awaited Universal Control feature. Read more...

Face ID works while wearing a mask in the iOS 15.4 beta

14:11 28 Jan - AppleInsider News

The iOS 15.4 developer beta has introduced a version of Face ID that unlocks the user's iPhone while wearing a mask, though it is less secure.The iOS 15.4 beta adds Face ID with a maskA new onboarding screen in the iOS 15.4 beta prompts users to choose between two versions of Face ID. One is the standard Face ID, and the other is one that works while the user is wearing a mask. Read more...

Apple got tablets right, and created a whole new market with the iPad 12 years ago today

13:44 28 Jan - AppleInsider News

Today's iPad and iPad Pro are vastly faster and gigantically more capable than the original, but still recognizably the same device that Steve Jobs unveiled on January 27, 2010.Steve Jobs unveils the original iPad in 2010Put the original iPad next to one of today's models and that original is very heavy, very slow, and its screen seems distractingly low resolution. Yet that 2010 device is still unmistakably an iPad, because Apple got so much right from the very start. Read more...

Tim Cook says Apple sees metaverse potential, is 'investing accordingly'

13:43 28 Jan - AppleInsider News

Apple CEO Tim Cook said that the company sees a lot of potential in the metaverse, which he related to the company's current AR/VR endeavors, and added that the company is investing in the space.AR and VR are interesting products for AppleLeaks and rumors point to Apple taking on a major role in the virtual reality future dubbed "metaverse" by some. During an Apple earnings call, Apple's CEO Tim Cook confirmed that the company is interested in this development and is already invested with a commitment to augmented reality. Read more...

Neil Young still Rockin' in the Free World on Apple Music after Spotify exit

13:40 28 Jan - AppleInsider News

The team at Apple Music is enjoying telling the world that Neil Young remains on their service after his dramatic exit from Spotify, but he is also on Amazon Music and more.Neil Young with his failed PonoPlayerAs popular as he is, Neil Young is only one artist and his decision to withdraw from Spotify will surely not make a measurable difference to the streaming service's income. Nonetheless, his leaving over Spotify's airing of the controversial Joe Rogan podcast, means that the move has made more waves than the last time he left. Read more...

FBI considered using Pegasus spyware for US domestic surveillance

13:01 28 Jan - AppleInsider News

A new report uncovers how Israel used the NSO Group's infamous Pegasus iPhone hacking tool, and how the FBI secretly bought it.It has previously been reported that Israeli police have used the Pegasus spyware against its own citizens, and done so without legal oversight. Now the New York Times has released the results of a year-long investigation into the company behind the Pegasus spyware, including how the US considered using it and a more advanced tool.According to the full report, and a New York Times summary of it, the FBI secretly bought Pegasus spyware in 2019. The NSO Group also reportedly gave the agency a demonstration of Phantom, a newer tool which was able to hack American phone numbers. Read more...

Life360 to stop selling precise location data of users

12:41 28 Jan - AppleInsider News

Life360 has decided to stop selling the precise location data of users after pushback in late 2021, but the company will continue to sell users' data in aggregate form.In December, self-described "family-safety platform" Life360 was reported to be selling location data from both adults and children to a dozen various data brokers. The brokers would then provide the information to other third parties.The company initially argued that selling the data was a way to "keep the core Life360 services free for the majority of our users." Read more...

Hands on with Universal Control and other new features in iOS 15.4

12:40 28 Jan - AppleInsider News

We go hands on with new features coming in iOS 15.4, as well as iPadOS 15.4 and macOS Monterey 12.3. New features include Universal Control, dozens of new emoji, and more.iOS 15.4 beta 1Apple's latest round of betas comes only a day after it released iOS 15.3 and iPadOS 15.3. While there was nothing major in iOS 15.3, 15.4 looks to be full of new changes and user-facing features. Read more...

Mandatory Olympics iOS and Android apps are spying on athletes for China

12:23 28 Jan - AppleInsider News

A researcher has found that the mandatory Beijing 2022 Olympics app for iOS and Android is collecting and sending audio to Chinese servers.On Thursday, researcher Jonathan Scott had posted his findings after reverse-engineering the mandatory MY2022 Olympics app. As it turns out, the app is capable of spying on Olympians and attendees and sending the audio to Chinese servers to be analyzed.it doesn't get rid of the dot, the application forces itself to the foreground to make sure it has the capability to listen. so for example on androidfor iOS a monitor is triggered & brings the app up front pic.twitter.com/5zbdT9WTfi? Jonathan Scott (@jonathandata1) January 27, 2022 Read more...

Apple's Services add 165 million subscribers in last 12 months

11:03 28 Jan - AppleInsider News

Across iCloud, music, and Apple TV+ video, Apple says that it has added an all-time record number of new subscribers, bringing it to a total of 785 million.Apple ServicesIn response to analyst question in its latest financial earnings call, Apple has revealed that it has added more subscribers to its Services than it had projected. Luca Maestri, Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President of Apple, said that the growth was worldwide. Read more...

OtterBox's colorful new MagSafe iPhone cases repurpose scrap plastic

04:23 28 Jan - AppleInsider News

On Thursday, OtterBox announced the availability of its Core Series ? MagSafe-compatible iPhone cases that utilize scrap plastic for a sustainable, fashionable twist.Taking a design cue from funfetti cake, OtterBox's new Core Series of iPhone 13 cases utilize post-industrial recycled plastic for a colorful flare.The company states that it's already repurposed more than 1.4 million pounds of plastic that would otherwise end up in landfills. Read more...

Apple shatters its own holiday financial record, hitting $123.9 billion in revenue on the quarter

00:14 28 Jan - AppleInsider News

Apple's hardware and services generated $123.9 billion in revenue for the first quarter of 2022, breaking not just its own holiday quarter records, but beating Wall Street consensus as well.Announced on Thursday ahead of Apple's customary analysts call, Apple's revenue of $123.9 for the quarter ending December 2021 equates to a year-on-year annual growth/decline from the then-record-setting $111.4B reported one year ago. Apple's earnings per share is $2.10 for the quarter, up from $1.68 in the Q1 2021 results.The gross margin for the quarter of $54.2 billion is up from one year ago's figure of $44.3 billion, and operating expenses of $12.7 billion are up from the year-ago $10.8 billion. Net Profit is pegged at $34.6 billion, also up from $28.8 billion in the same quarter last year. Read more...

iPhone, Mac, Services, and more set all-time revenue records in Q1 2022

00:06 28 Jan - AppleInsider News

Apple's record-breaking earnings for Q1 2022 included all-time revenue records for most products, plus Tim Cook says, "we also earned our highest-ever customer satisfaction scores."Apple's iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max During Apple's legally-required financial call for Q1 2022, CEO Tim Cook announced record-breaking earnings for almost all of its products. Read more...

Notes of interest from Apple's blockbuster holiday quarter earnings report

00:01 28 Jan - AppleInsider News

Apple has published its crucial holiday quarter of 2021 results, breaking all of the company's records for the quarter. Here are some notes of interest from the report, including remarks from Apple CEO Tim Cook and Chief Financial Officer Luca Maestri.Tim Cook (left) and Luca Maestri (right)Apple's first calendar quarter of 2022 earnings Read more...

Apple has more than 1.8B active devices, up 150M in the last year

23:29 27 Jan - AppleInsider News

Apple has reached its highest install base ever with more than 1.8 billion active devices in use by customers around the world, a year-over-year jump from 1.65 billion devices.Apple has more than 1.8 billion active devices in the wildDuring the first-quarter earnings call, Apple CEO Tim Cook shared that the total install base of Apple devices had crossed 1.8 billion users. This has been aided by increased demand for Apple products during the pandemic. Read more...