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Apple donates millions of masks and face shields to Zambia

As part of its long-running (PRODUCT)RED efforts, Apple reports that it has been supplying personal protective equipment to the Ministry of Health in Zambia. Apple has donated millions of masks and face shields to Zambia Since its first PRODUCT(RED) efforts in 2006 , Apple claims to have raised almost $250 million to support the Global Fund AIDS charity. As the coronavirus pandemic continued, A...

Amazon introduces native Mac instances for AWS, powered by Intel Mac mini

At AWS re:Invent, Amazon introduced new Mac instances for its Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2), enabling developers to natively run macOS in Amazon Web Services for the first time. Announced late Monday, the new capability harnesses Intel-powered Mac mini hardware to run on-demand macOS workloads in the AWS cloud.Developers building apps for iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch, Apple TV, and Safar...

Holiday coupon: save $120 to $150 on these upgraded M1 MacBook Air laptops

The best MacBook Air deals are available exclusively at AppleInsider where readers can save $120 to $150 instantly on upgraded models with coupon. Cyber Week deals The exclusive MacBook Air discounts are courtesy of Apple Authorized Reseller Adorama when you shop through this special pricing link and enter promo code APINSIDER during checkout. With the coupon, holiday shoppers can save anywhere...

Swiss Apple reseller claims MagSafe Duo Charger to arrive Dec. 21

While Apple has yet to announce an official launch date for its MagSafe Duo Charger, an authorized reseller in Switzerland is taking orders for the device with a ship date of Dec. 21. Digitec Galaxus is now accepting online orders for the MagSafe Duo, a dual-charging device capable of simultaneously powering an iPhone 12 and Apple Watch.According to the reseller's website, deliveries of the acc...

New Patreon project seeks to bring Linux to M1 Macs

Developer Hector Martin, also known as "marcan," on Monday launched a Patreon to fund solo work on a Linux port for Apple silicon Macs. According to Martin, Apple's M1-powered Macs are capable of running Linux, but creating a working port is a major undertaking; a near Herculean effort for one developer. He says he is up to the task, though the project would require dedication equivalent to a f...

12-hour flash deals: $799 MacBook Air, $300 off MacBook Pro, $150 off 2020 iPad Pro

Cyber Monday deals and steals continue on Apple products, with B&H matching the lowest price ever recorded on the 2020 Intel MacBook Air. Holiday shoppers can also save hundreds of dollars on MacBook Pros and grab the best price on a spacious 2020 iPad Pro. Apple Cyber Monday deals continue With inventory constraints plaguing the Apple space, now is the time to pick up holiday gifts at discount...

New Apple TV+ thriller series 'Surface' to star Gugu Mbatha-Raw

Apple is partnering with Reese Witherspoon's Hello Sunshine production company to develop "Surface," a psychological thriller series set to star Gugu Mbatha-Raw. Created and written by Veronica West, known for co-creating Hulu's adaptation of "High Fidelity," the series is slated to include eight episodes and will begin production next year, reports Variety .Details are currently unknown, thoug...

Apple's proposed changes to Uighur Forced Labor Prevent Act leak

Some of the changes that Apple proposed to a bill that seeks to prevent forced labor in China have surfaced in a new report, and include keeping some supply chain information from the public and extending a compliance deadline. Credit: WikiCommons The Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act, among other provisions, prevents imports of goods manufactured in the predominantly Muslim region of Xinjiang...

Apple drops to fourth in global smartphone race during rough Q3

Apple's share of the global smartphone market contracted in the third quarter of 2020 as part of a wider slowdown blamed on coronavirus worries, dropping the iPhone maker into fourth place. According to new estimates from research firm Gartner, Apple shipped 40.6 million iPhones during the quarter ending in September to capture an 11.1% marketshare. Year-over-year growth dipped 0.6%, pushing th...

Some early Apple One subscribers run into billing, renewal issues

A number of users who signed up for an Apple One free trial on day one are having billing issues as the free 30-day period ends. Credit: Apple It's been exactly one month since Apple One debuted on Oct. 30. And since Apple offered a one-month free trial for new subscribers of the service, that means the trial is automatically rolling over to a paid subscription for many users. Read more...

Here are 60 of our favorite iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro cases for every taste

AppleInsider has spent a few weeks now gathering up our favorite cases for Apple's new iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro. Here are some of the best options out there and what we thought of them. A pile of cases for the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro As a reminder, the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro are the same size, meaning cases can work interchangeably between the two devices. Read more...

Apple hires former venture capitalist Josh Elman for App Store discovery role

As part of Apple's ongoing efforts to improve app discovery, the company has hired former venture capitalist Josh Elman for a related role on the App Store . Credit: Josh Elman In a statement Monday, Elman said he would be joining Apple to "help customers discover the best apps for them." He added that he was excited to "build ways to help over a billion customers and millions of developers con...

Apple's App Store commission cut applies to about 98% of developers

Apple's new App Store program that cuts in-app purchase commission rates to 15% will apply to the overwhelming majority of all iPhone, iPad, and Mac app developers, data shows. Credit: Apple The App Store Small Business Program slashes Apple's cut of in-app transactions to 15% for developers paid less than $1 million by Apple in 2019. That rate is also post-commission, meaning it's after Apple ...

New Kensington Thunderbolt 3 dock has 100W power delivery, dual 4K display support

Kensington has debuted a new Thunderbolt 3 dock, aimed at hot-desking and work-from-home environments, that can deliver up to 100 watts of power and drive dual 4K monitors. Credit: Kensington The Kensington SD5600T sports a total of seven USB ports, including a single cross-compatible USB-C and Thunderbolt 3 port and six USB-A ports at 5Gbit/sec. Additionally, it has a pair of DisplayPort and H...

Best Cyber Monday deals on Apple's MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, Mac mini, iMac

Cyber Monday is well underway, and time is running out to grab the best deals on Mac computers with aggressive holiday discounts and price wars going on today. Cyber Monday is a prime time to save on a new Mac, whether it's a brand-new model with Apple's M1 chip or even bigger savings on an Intel model. AppleInsider breaks down the very best Mac deals for Cyber Monday 2020. New Apple Silicon M1...
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