Mike Wuerthele, AppleInsider

Mike Wuerthele


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Recent articles by Mike:

Apple's 2020 WWDC, Swift Student Challenge start online on June 22

On Tuesday, Apple announced that it will host its annual Worldwide Developers Conference virtually, beginning June 22, in the Apple Developer app and on the Apple Developer website for free for all developers. → Read More

Apple unveils new 13-inch MacBook Pro with Magic Keyboard

Following a year of speculation and rumors, Apple has released a new 13-inch MacBook Pro with Magic Keyboard, and up to tenth-generation Intel processors. → Read More

Third generation AirPods expected in 2021, new AirPods Pro in 2022

Ming-Chi Kuo has refined his forecasts for Apple high-end headphones and future generations of AirPods and AirPods Pro, with general information on production spanning through 2022. → Read More

Hands on: macOS 10.15.5 Battery Health Management

The new Battery Health Monitoring feature appears to be the flagship feature of macOS Catalina 10.15.5. There's not a lot to it, but here's how it works, where it came from, and what to expect. → Read More

TSMC A14 chip won't be holdup for 5G 'iPhone 12'

Following overnight supply chain reports suggesting that the A14 chip will see massive delays, J.P. Morgan's Gokul Hariharan casts serious doubt on the questionable report, but sees other factors potentially holding up the "iPhone 12" for up to two months. → Read More

Apple's new MacBook Air debuts at $999 with 256GB storage, quad-core options

Apple has updated the MacBook Air with the new Magic Keyboard, up to a quad-core i7 processor, and a lower starting price. → Read More

Apple China leaks four new iPad Pro models coming soon

A new iPad user manual posted to Apple's Chinese-language website appears to have accidentally disclosed that the company is gearing up to release four new iPad Pro models sometime soon. → Read More

Mac Pro still poorly supported by Apple Store Genius Bar months after launch

The limited production and penetration of the Mac Pro has an unfortunate side-effect -- much of Apple's service network is unable to support the machine properly if something goes wrong. → Read More

New MacBook Pro, MacBook Air with scissor switch keyboard coming in second quarter

Noted Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has tailored his expectations on when the scissor switch keyboard will arrive on the MacBook Air, and is predicting it and a new MacBook Pro model to ship with it in the second quarter of 2020. → Read More

iOS 14 leaks are proof why there should never be an encryption backdoor

There is nobody keener than an Apple fan to take a leaked version of iOS, pore over it in depth, and find out all its hidden secrets -- except one. Even more motivated and determined than even the greatest Apple spelunker, is the criminal, the terrorist, the bad actor -- and they absolutely shouldn't be given the chance to do so with an encryption backdoor of any sort. → Read More

Apple unveils best 'shot on iPhone' Night Mode photos

Ten judges have ruled on Apple's "Shot on iPhone" Night Mode competition from January and have picked the six best submissions. → Read More

Coronavirus won't stop 5G 'iPhone 12' super cycle or AAPL, says Wedbush

As investors ride the "roller coaster" that is Apple's coronavirus-impacted stock price, Daniel Ives from Wedbush sees a firm core business, and outstanding long-term prospects for Apple and the 5G "iPhone 12." → Read More

Apple paying up to $500 million to settle iPhone battery slowdown lawsuits

Myriad class action suits against Apple's battery OS update that could have resulted in a device with a depleted battery performing tasks slower may be coming to an end. → Read More

Apple releasing iPad Pro keyboard with trackpad later in 2020

According to sources familiar with the matter, Apple is releasing an iPad Pro keyboard with a trackpad later in 2020 to help positioning of the tablet against competitors. → Read More

Tim Cook optimistic that coronavirus is getting under control in China

In an excerpt from an interview that will Air on Friday, Apple CEO Tim Cook says that he is hopeful that coronavirus is starting to get under control in China, and factories are coming back online. → Read More

Coronavirus forces massive AAPL hit, Microsoft earnings warning

As uncertainty swirls about the coronavirus impact technology industry-wide, industry stalwart Microsoft has issued an earnings warning, and Apple stock price continues to plummet. → Read More

Two Apple vice presidents not working in operations anymore

Two long-term Apple executives in operations -- Nick Forlenza and Duco Pasmooij -- have left operations, but there are replacements in place, and neither exit was a surprise. → Read More

Apple's coronavirus revenue miss seen as short-term hurdle

While industry observers are clearly seeing a short-term financial and business impact from the coronavirus outbreak in China, the first analysts chiming in on the situation don't have long-term concerns surrounding Apple's financial prospects. → Read More

The FBI has the tools it needs to break into the iPhone, and shouldn't ask for backdoors

Demands from the FBI and Attorney General William Barr for Apple to provide more help to the ongoing Pensacola shooter investigation did not need to be made, as security experts have pointed out the existence of hacking tools that could have granted access to locked iPhones -- which law enforcement has at their disposal already. → Read More

Wedbush predicts $400 AAPL price on power of 5G 'iPhone 12' supercycle

Following iPhone demand checks internationally, and predictions of an incredible 5G 'iPhone 12' debut, Wedbush has set a $350 per-share price target on Apple stock, but believes that $400 is possible if everything goes right in 2020. → Read More