In a new flash sale that began today, B&H Photo is offering the 2017 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar (3.1 GHz, 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD) for $1,599.00, down from $1,999.00. This is a custom configuration of the older MacBook Pro, and a solid discount for anyone willing purchase a previous generation model and not the latest 2018 MacBook Pro. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with these vendors. When you click…

70 percent of eligible iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices are running iOS 12, as measured by the App Store on December 3, 2018, according to the latest adoption figures shared by Apple on its App Store support page today. iOS 12 was installed on 60 percent of all eligible devices as of October 29, 2018, so adoption is up 10 percentage points in five weeks. Apple also says 72 percent of…

Apple shipped an estimated 4.2 million Apple Watches during the third quarter of 2018, according to new wearable device shipment data shared today by IDC. Apple Watch shipments were up 54 percent year over year, with Apple having shipped an estimated 2.7 million devices in the third quarter of 2017. Apple’s jump in shipments wasn’t enough to make it the top wearable vendor, however, with that title going to Xiaomi. Xiaomi shipped…

Apple CEO Tim Cook this afternoon accepted the Anti-Defamation League’s inaugural Courage Against Hate Award at the Never is Now Summit on Anti-Semitism and Hate, where he gave a keynote speech that had a strong message for those seeking to spread hate on Apple’s platform. “We only have one message for those who seek to push hate, division, and violence, Cook said. “You have no place on our platform. You have no…

Apple today launched a new online store in the U.S. that’s designed to provide a 10 percent discount on select products for both activity military and veterans, along with members of their households. With the discount, the iPhone XS is available priced starting at $899, while the iPhone XR is available priced starting at $674. These devices are priced at $999 and $749, respectively, in Apple’s standard online store. Discounted prices are…

As car infotainment systems go, Volvo’s Sensus system is certainly an eye-catcher with its gorgeous 9-inch portrait display dominating the center stack, so I was excited to have an opportunity to go hands-on with Sensus to see how it works and how well it integrates with CarPlay, which is broadly supported in Volvo’s lineup. My test vehicle was a new 2019 S60 T6 AWD R-Design sedan, and the 2019 S60 is the…

In a brief research note highlighting Apple’s suppliers for its popular AirPods wireless earphones, noted analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicts that new AirPods with a wireless charging case will debut in the first quarter of 2019, with an “all-new design model” following in the first quarter of 2020. The updates are predicted to drive strong sales growth for the product. We attribute AirPods’ dramatic growth (14–16mn, 26–28mn, 50–55mn, 70–80mn and 100–110mn units in…

Former Apple intern Christian Selig has released version 1.4 of Apollo, the popular Reddit client developed with Apple’s iOS design guidelines in mind. The latest update introduces a raft of highly requested features, including quick switching accounts and new subreddit preferences to add to its existing plethora of options. For those who like to access multiple Reddit accounts through the Apollo app, the new quick switching feature can be activated by long-pressing…

In honor of World AIDS Day, which takes place on December 1, Apple has started turning the Apple Store logos at many of its retail locations around the world red. Apple CEO Tim Cook shared some photos of the red logos on Twitter this afternoon. Apple stores around the world are turning red to honor #WorldAIDSDay. Together, we can achieve an AIDS-free generation. pic.twitter.com/rdySNTAWdn — Tim Cook (@tim_cook) November 30, 2018 Apple…

Apple today shared a new video in its long running “Shot on iPhone” ad campaign, this time festuring “decotora,” aka extravagantly decorated trucks that are popular in Japan. The video features a truck driver named Kazuya Sekino who has crated a decotora named “Lady Misaki” that’s outfitted with hundreds of LED lights, perfectly showcasing the low light photographic capabilities of the iPhone XS. Apple has released multiple “Shot on iPhone” videos in…