Malcolm Owen, AppleInsider

Malcolm Owen


United Kingdom

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Recent articles by Malcolm:

Smart gloves with motion and touch detection could control your future Mac

Apple is exploring ways to make smart clothing, such as gloves and other wearable items, by creating ways for users to interact with devices by touching or moving clothes and accessories. → Read More

Apple doubling down on bendable designs for MacBook, MacBook Pro

Future MacBook or MacBook Pro models may adopt a unibody design with a seamless bendable hinge mechanism to allow Apple to build them out of a single piece of material. → Read More

When will the 14-inch MacBook Pro arrive, now that there's a new 13-inch MacBook Pro?

While it is highly unlikely that Apple will bring out a 14-inch MacBook Pro anytime soon given Monday's 13-inch MacBook Pro refresh, some signs point to a release later in 2020. Here's why. → Read More

Apple reports $58.3B revenue in Q2 affected by COVID-19

Following a turbulent few months due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Apple has reported revenue earnings of $58.3 billion for the second quarter of 2020, beating Wall Street estimates by a large margin. → Read More

More data suggests Mac shipments declined double digits in Q1

A second examination of the global PC market is corroborating earlier reports that Apple's Mac lineup struggled during the first quarter of 2020, with IDC saying its data is pointing to a more than 20% drop in shipments year-over-year. → Read More

'Game of Thrones' cold war between contractors plaguing Apple tools division

An except from a new book about major tech companies characterizes an internal Apple division as having a "Cold War" atmosphere, with infighting and contractor issues causing the section to be both a grueling place to work, and inefficient for the company itself. → Read More

Apple Face Shield for medical workers has dedicated support pages

Apple has published new support pages advising on how to assemble, use, and clean the face shields it is producing and distributing to front-line healthcare employees combatting COVID-19. → Read More

Apple over-ear headphones and 'AirPods X' may launch later in 2020

Apple could be preparing to release its first over-ear headphones at WWDC, according to a rumor, while the alleged "AirPods Pro Lite" may land in the fall under the name "AirPods X." → Read More

Image of 'iPhone 12' shows smaller notch, widgets on Home screen

A new image appears to depict the "iPhone 12" with a significantly smaller notch, while simultaneously hinting that the rumored widgets being added to "iOS 14" could take up the same space as multiple Home screen icons. → Read More

Apple sources 20M face masks, designs and ships face shields for medical workers

Apple has sourced over 20 million face masks it aims to donate to governments to fight the spread of COVID-19, with the iPhone maker also working on designing and producing face shields for use by front-line medical workers. → Read More

'iPhone 12 Pro' may add LiDAR sensor to triple rear camera bump

The "iPhone 12 Pro" may update the layout of its rear camera, an image leak suggests, with the addition of LiDAR to the back of the iPhone prompting a repositioning of lenses within the square camera bump. → Read More

Images and code leak reveal iOS 14 wallpaper changes and widgets

Apple's wallpaper settings may offer default images in collections in iOS 14 along with new dynamic wallpapers, while a code leak suggests Apple may be working on widgets for the Home screen itself. → Read More

Apple releases iOS 13.4, iPadOS 13.4, watchOS 6.2, tvOS 13.4, macOS 10.15.4

Apple has released iOS 13.4, iPadOS 13.4, tvOS 13.4, macOS 10.15.4 and watchOS 6.2 to the public, with the operating system updates introducing support for the Powerbeats 4 earphones along with a collection of bug fixes and improvements. → Read More

Apple Car solar panel technology could also be used in Apple Watch, iPhone case

Apple's future car may have photovoltaic solar panels on the roof to maximize range and idle charging speed, but it may not stop there. The company believes that an extension of the technology would be well-suited to the Apple Watch, the iPhone, and other device cases. → Read More

AAPL dips below $1T valuation as Wall Street continues coronavirus panic

Apple is no longer a company worth over a trillion dollars, a situation caused by investor panic over the coronavirus pandemic affecting stock markets around the world, but the reduced valuation is likely to be temporary. → Read More

Apple's Magic Mouse may gain shape-changing capabilities

The next Magic Mouse may have shape-shifting abilities, changing its physical proportions to make itself more comfortable to hold in the user's hand for long periods of time. → Read More

iOS 14 code suggests 'iPhone SE 2' may be joined by larger 'Plus' model

Apple's long-rumored remake of the "iPhone SE 2" may not be limited to just one size, with code buried inside iOS 14 allegedly confirming a "Plus" model for the entry-level smartphone is on the way. → Read More

AAPL hammered, bleeds 12.5% because of coronavirus once again

The opening of markets on Monday commenced with a bleak outlook for Apple's immediate future, as inter-session trading over the weekend dramatically cut the share price of the iPhone maker and other major stocks, caused through the ongoing coronavirus panic by investors. → Read More

Apple's AR headset may recharge wirelessly & use ultrasonic position location

Apple's long-rumored AR headset may include wireless charging points in the headband, locate its position in a space with ultrasonic imaging, and include an adjustable support structure to make it fit all users equally well, regardless of the size of their facial features compared to other people. → Read More

Future iPhone may keep your data private by tracking where you look

An iPhone or iPad may help ensure a user's privacy by monitoring their gaze, displaying sensitive information only in areas of the display where they are looking, while observers are simultaneously left seeing an indecipherable screen. → Read More