Stephen Silver, AppleInsider

Stephen Silver


Newtown Square, PA, United States

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Recent articles by Stephen:

Apple TV+ versus Disney+ compared

The next phase of the streaming wars is about to get started. On November 12, Disney+ launches with an overwhelming catalog of content. Here's how it stacks up to Apple TV+. → Read More

Apple TV+ review: don't wake up for 'The Morning Show' just yet

Apple's "The Morning Show" packs all the power, pageantry and prestige you'd expect from a series anchoring the launch of the company's new Apple TV+ streaming service, but it sadly has yet to find its voice. → Read More

Crime blotter: Accused robber shot and killed at Dallas Apple Store

Million-dollar iPhone ring theft busted, and Apple Store thefts throughout the U.S. and Canada. → Read More

Editorial: Apple faces entirely new challenges with Apple TV+

One month from its November 1 launch, there are many reasons to believe Apple TV+ will succeed -- but also several reasons for skepticism. → Read More

Apple TV+ 'Dickinson' not shying away from sex in NYC premiere

Stars Hailee Steinfeld and Jane Krakowski alongside creator Alena Smith introduced the new Apple TV+ series "Dickinson," in New York City on Saturday night, and AppleInsider was there. → Read More

Crime blotter: AirDrop evacuates plane, iPad exposes massive insurance fraud & more

Thieves use a truck as a battering ram in Houston to break into an Apple store, how a lost iPhone freed Kevin Spacey, and more from the Apple crime roundup. → Read More

Crime blotter: AirDrop Cyberflashing rises, iPad theft leads to high-speed chase, and Apple scams large and small

Two Apple thefts in the same part of New Jersey, an indictment for a professor who spend thousands of federal grant money on Apple purchases, and more, in AppleInsider's latest in an occasional series, looking at the world of Apple-related crime. → Read More

Every iPhone user is tied to Saudi business interests, like it or not

Over the course of the last decade, Apple has become more and more intertwined with Saudi Arabia, and four months after its crown prince visited Apple Park, the regime appears to have carried out the murder of an American journalist. Why Apple should do all it can to disengage from the Saudi regime. → Read More

Crime blotter: California arrests, a Monster firing, and bulk thefts of new iPhones

A father goes after his ex-wife in court after she took their daughter's iPhone, Find My iPhone finds a stolen iPad, and other news from the world of Apple-related crime. → Read More

Supreme Court ruling on Apple App Store fee case not expected until mid-2019

Benjamin Schachter of Macquarie Research expects that the Supreme Court's verdict on a long-running suit over developer's fees in the App Store will be heard soon, but the ruling won't come down until early 2019, and any possible financial impact is at least a year away. → Read More

Multiple arrests made in California Apple Store theft cases

Law enforcement officials in the California Bay Area have announced several arrests spanning the entire state, with all of the alleged perpetrators accused of being involved in the recent rash of brazen Apple Store thefts. → Read More

JP Morgan initiates coverage of AAPL with $272 target, lauds underrated services biz

Investment bank JP Morgan on Thursday initiated coverage on shares of Apple with an "Overweight" rating and $272 price target, saying it sees "considerable upside" for the company based on its leadership position in the smartphone market and the services it uses to amplify those revenues. → Read More

Robert Mueller spotted at Apple store Genius Bar appointment

The Russia special prosecutor was photographed getting his MacBook looked at, or perhaps setting up new devices, at an Apple retail outlet in Washington D.C.'s Georgetown section. → Read More

Thieves strike Palo Alto Apple Store, two days in a row

Days after Tim Cook appeared at the opening of the Palo Alto location for the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max launch, the store was robbed Saturday afternoon, and then again the following morning. → Read More

The other problem with Apple's content restrictions

Apple is reportedly resistant to sex, violence, and drug-related material in its upcoming content push. AppleInsider looks at why a lack of controversial shows might not be the only problem with Apple's TV approach. → Read More

Apple endorses federal privacy legislation at U.S. Senate hearing

In a U.S. Senate committee hearing Wednesday, Apple's vice president of software technology, Guy "Bud" Tribble, stated Apple's support for legislation, while agreeing that the Federal Trade Commission should hold regulatory authority. → Read More

Apple and other tech giants are outspending legacy companies on infrastructure

The big five tech companies in the U.S. spent $80 billion on "big ticket physical assets," twice the level of three years ago, and much more combined than established companies like General Motors. → Read More

Microsoft debuts Office 2019 for Mac, OneDrive Files on Demand for Mojave

At its Ignite event in Orlando, Microsoft announced the availability of Office 2019 for Windows and Mac, alongside a test version of Files on Demand which allows users to see all their OneDrive files on the Mac desktop, and only download what needs to be used. → Read More

iPhone XS and XS Max sales are 'weak' says historically bearish Apple analyst

Rosenblatt Securities' Jun Zhang, who was perhaps the leading skeptic of the iPhone X and stuck with that bearish outlook even as it was clear the 2017 phone was a hit, weighs in again on iPhone XS and XS Max, with the same take. → Read More

Sirius XM to acquire Pandora for $3.5 billion

An all-stock transaction, set to close in early 2019, would create what Sirius calls the "world's largest audio entertainment company." → Read More