William Gallagher, AppleInsider

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Apple facing second lawsuit over iPhone XR's 'inferior' 2x2 MIMO antennas

A new class action suit claims that Apple purposely misled buyers by using a 2x2 MIMO antenna array in the iPhone XR while knowing it was "inferior" and "defective" compared to the 4x4 MIMO setup in the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max. → Read More

Initial failures of Apple's butterfly keyboard doomed it from the start

Apple's "bold" butterfly keyboard will not be missed, but it's a bit unfair to scorch the earth behind it -- and there's a strong case for buying a 2019 model MacBook Air, or MacBook Pro. → Read More

Apple has made 2020 the year of value

It's not as if Apple is actually making inexpensive devices this year, but 2020 is seeing a clear trend toward greater value across iPhones, iPads, and Macs. → Read More

Apple reopening sole Apple Store in Austria

Austria's Apple Store is to be the first in Europe to reopen after the coronavirus lockdown, with shortened hours and heightened security in place from May 5. → Read More

Valve abandons the macOS version of SteamVR

Valve has announced that SteamVR will no longer support macOS, although older frameworks are still available in beta form. → Read More

Apple Watch Series 6 may add anxiety monitoring and sleep tracking

A new leak claims that the Apple Watch Series 6 will add mental health features, longer battery life, and an expansion of existing sensors so the device can measure blood oxygenation. → Read More

Apple's services and wearables gamble pays off in difficult quarter

While the coronavirus has affected Apple's earnings, its overall second quarter results are better than predicted because of the company's increasing reliance on wearables and services. → Read More

Apple still depends on traditional American engineers, and is slowly losing them

Apple and all technology firms outsource work to around the globe, yet it's crucial that they keep key skills in America -- and no one is training the new generation. → Read More

How to listen to the Steve Jobs opera before a June radio broadcast

A Seattle radio station is launching a series of special archive performances including the award-winning opera, "The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs," but you can listen to the original production right now. → Read More

What you don't get with the new iPhone SE

Apple's new low-cost 2020 iPhone SE second generation is a remarkably good value for all it gives you. But, to get to that $399 price point, you forego many key features that distinguish the iPhone range. → Read More

Apple ups orders for 5nm chips from TSMC, presumably for new iPhone

Chipmaker TSMC has lost a significant order from Huawei, only to find Apple buying up all of its production capacity, for what is believed to be the "iPhone 12." → Read More

Apple's new iPhone 12 may look like an iPad Pro; smaller HomePods in 2020

A new report claims to have details on Apple's revamped hardware lineup, from AirTags, and the "iPhone 12," to a new, smaller, and cheaper HomePod. → Read More

The best books about Apple to read while stuck at home

From Apple history, through the likes of Steve Jobs and Jony Ive, and on to specifics insight about design, marketing, and the Mac, here are the absolute best books to read while you're stuck at home. → Read More

Future Apple Pencil could be used to trace 3D objects for easy AR generation

New sensors being researched for a future Apple Pencil could allow users to use the device to trace both 2D and 3D objects, and send the data back to a connected iPad or Mac. → Read More

March 2020: Apple Stores close, but MacBook Air & iPad Pro launch anyway

Maybe 2019 was practice for Apple, as it is now used to releasing new products via a press release. That's what it had to do in March 2020 as the whole world self-isolated, and Apple Stores closed their doors. → Read More

Apple wants an iPhone that doesn't just survive underwater, but is usable there

Future iPads and iPhones could adapt to actually being used underwater, and a new way to sense orientation using the Face ID camera could see display rotation guided by the angle of your face in relation to the device. → Read More

Apple researching trackpad & gesture combo for controlling AR

Rather than attempting to manipulate AR objects through gloves or a game controller, a peripheral like a trackpad could allow users to select and manipulate what they see in front of them. → Read More

Suppliers deny Apple is delaying 'iPhone 12' production

Printed circuit board manufacturers say that Apple has not told them to postpone production, as previously reported, and therefore the 5G iPhone is not expected to be delayed. → Read More

Unsurprisingly, a 2020 iPad Pro will bend if you try to break it

Stop us if you've heard this before -- a YouTuber has taken a brand-new 2020 iPad Pro and destroyed it with his bare hands. He wasn't stir-crazy from a coronavirus lockdown or performing some kind of commercial protest, he is just a vandal with a big bank account -- and a mission. → Read More

Apple investigating reinforced plastic as case material for future Apple Watch

While the device's chief components would remain the same, future Apple Watches may come with a housing that is made in part from plastic and ceramic fibers. → Read More