These $49 Funcl AI earbuds might look like AirPods, but they’re a whole lot cheaper (and still sound great)

For a limited time only, AppleInsider readers can exclusively pick up Funcl’s AI wireless earphones for just $ 49, matching the lowest price we’ve seen to date. These portable headphones are a great budget-friendly alternative to Apple’s pricier AirPods — and best of all, they’re in stock and ready to ship at Amazon. AppleInsider – […]

Future version of Animoji might add voice, sound effects based on user expressions

Apple’s Animoji may provide more ways to interact with the face-tracking animated characters, by playing appropriate sound effects for each avatar triggered when users either make specific expressions or say certain words during a recording session. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

2018 MacBook Pro keyboards include silicone membrane, might protect against key failure

Apple is advertising the new MacBooks as having an updated, "quieter" keyboard, but has said little about the new design. A teardown of the hardware on Friday, however, reveals a new silicone membrane encases each key that potentially serves as a dust-repelling feature to protect against malfunctions. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

New iPads Might Not Launch Until Sometime in the Second Half of 2017

Apple’s new line of iPad models might not launch “until the second half of 2017,” according to sources in the upstream supply chain speaking with DigiTimes. The new 9.7-inch iPad is predicted to enter mass production sometime in Q1 2017, while the 10.5-inch and 12.9-inch iPad models will begin production in Q2 of this year. […]

Huawei’s Dual-Camera P9 Hints at What Apple Might Have in Store for iPhone 7 Plus

The upcoming iPhone 7 Plus is rumored to feature a dual-lens rear camera. While we’ve gotten some hints of what Apple might look to do with the technology given its acquisition of LinX Imaging last year, we’re still not entirely clear on Apple’s plans and so we can look to other vendors to get a […]

Barclays hopes that ‘poor man’s Apple Watch’ might help bPay compete with Apple Pay

When Apple Pay officially went live in the UK almost a year ago, it was supported by every major bank except Barclays, which waited a further nine months before joining in. The reason was because Barclays was trying to push its own mobile payment service, bPay – which is actually just a contactless card chip embedded […]

Adele might skip ’25’ release on Spotify in favor of Apple Music, other paid services

Less than two weeks before Adele’s highly anticipated album "25" is set to drop, the artist’s camp is at odds with Spotify over limiting playback to paying subscribers, meaning the streaming music firm might see another huge release slip through its hands to land on subscription services like Apple Music. AppleInsider – Frontpage News