Everything We Know About The Latest MacBook Air

all the things we know about the latest macbook air

The new thinner and lighter MacBook Air features a brilliant Retina display, the security and convenience of Touch ID, the latest‑generation keyboard, and a Force Touch trackpad. And with an enclosure made with 100 percent recycled aluminum, it’s the greenest Mac ever. MacBook Air is your perfectly portable, do‑it‑all notebook.

What’s the new with it?

  • Retina Display: Four million pixels.

With four times as many pixels as an HD display, the results are positively jaw dropping. Images take on a new level of detail and realism. Text is so sharp and clear you’ll feel like you’re reading documents, email, and websites on a printed page. And with 48 percent more colors than the previous generation, everything you see is rich and vibrant. The display glass goes right to the edge of the enclosure, making the borders 50 percent thinner than before. So you can focus on what’s on your screen. And you’re going to love what you see.

  • Touch ID: Your fingerprint is your password.

The advanced security and convenience of Touch ID are now built right into MacBook Air. Simply place your finger on the Touch ID sensor and — just like that — your Mac unlocks. Use your fingerprint to immediately access locked documents, notes, and system settings, without entering yet another password. With Touch ID, your private information stays private.

  • Keyboard: Redesigned from A to Z.

The latest-generation MacBook Air keyboard features our butterfly mechanism — providing four times more key stability than a traditional scissor mechanism, along with greater comfort and responsiveness.

  • Performance: Your allpurpose, allday notebook.

Even though it weighs just 2.75 pounds, the new MacBook Air packs quite a punch. Up to 16GB of memory lets you work seamlessly even with multiple apps open, while up to 1.5TB of SSD storage lets you launch apps in a flash and provides plenty of room for all your documents, photos, and videos.

  • Thunderbolt 3: One for all, all in one.

Thunderbolt 3 combines ultra-high bandwidth with the ultra-versatility of the USB-C industry standard to create one revved-up universal port — and MacBook Air has two of them.

  • Speakers and Camera: Sound that speaks volumes.

With the latest in processing and tuning techniques, MacBook Air sounds better than ever. Stereo speakers deliver twice the bass and 25 percent more volume than the previous generation.

  • Materials: The first Mac made with 100% recycled aluminum.

An aluminum alloy created by Apple that delivers the same strength, durability, and flawless finish — without mining any new aluminum from the earth. It’s the greenest Mac ever created.

When and where can I purchase it?

It will be available starting 11.7 and you can buy it on Apple online store. Just choose your new MacBook Air and select a finish. To find the best Mac, you can click here to compare Mac models. 

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Can’t Make Or Receive FaceTime Calls? Solved!

 get help with making or receiving facetime calls

You need a cellular or Wi-Fi connection to use FaceTime on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. Over Wi-Fi, FaceTime requires a broadband connection.

You might have issues using FaceTime for one of these reasons:

  • FaceTime and FaceTime audio calling might not be available for all countries, regions, or carriers.
  • FaceTime isn’t available or might not appear on devices purchased in Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, and United Arab Emirates, including Dubai. However, with iOS 11.3 or later, FaceTime is available on iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch in Saudi Arabia.
  • Call forwarding isn’t available with FaceTime.
  • If you try to switch from a FaceTime call to a phone call or a FaceTime audio call.

What if you can’t make or receive FaceTime calls?

  1. Make sure that your device has a Wi-Fi connection to the Internet or a cellular-data connection.
  2. Learn more if you’re using router, firewall, or security software that restricts Internet access.
  3. If you’re trying to use FaceTime over cellular, make sure that Use Cellular Data is on for FaceTime. Go to Settings and tap Cellular or tap Mobile Data, then turn on FaceTime. If you’re using an iPad, you might see Settings > Cellular Data.
  4. Go to Settings > FaceTime and make sure that FaceTime is on.
  5. If you see “Waiting for Activation,” turn FaceTime off and then on again. Learn what to do if you can’t activate FaceTime.
  6. If you don’t see the FaceTime setting, make sure that Camera and FaceTime aren’t off in Settings > Screen Time > Content & Privacy Restrictions > Allowed Apps.
  7. Make sure that you have the correct phone number or email address listed.
  8. Go to Settings > General > Date & Time and turn on Set Automatically.
  9. Restart your device.
  10. Update your device to the latest version of iOS.

Note: Don’t forget to back your important data up to prevent data loss.

What if you have connection or sound quality issues with FaceTime?

If your cellular connection or Wi-Fi network are running slow, or other users are streaming audio or video on the same Wi-Fi network, you might have these issues:

  • Connection alerts or unable to connect
  • Choppy video calls
  • Black screen
  • Dropped calls

Please make sure that both you and the person that you’re calling are using a fast Wi-Fi or cellular connection. If you’re using Wi-Fi, FaceTime requires a broadband connection.

Having Problems Performing An iCloud Backup On Your iPhone? Fixed!

I am having problems performing an iCloud back up on my iPhone 6 plus. Every time a backup is performed the following message always appears “The latest back up could not be completed”. I have not previously had a problem with my iCloud backup on!

With a Wi-Fi network connection, you can make a backup of your device using iCloud. You don’t need to plug your device into a computer or even be at home to back up with iCloud. However, it seems that a number of users have had problems backing up to iCloud. It may takes you practically all day to get your iPhone/iPad successfully backed up and you have no idea if your good fortune will continue. Next, we are going to share you some tips on this issue.

How to back up your iOS devices to iCloud?

Back up automatically: Go to Settings > [your name] > iCloud > iCloud Backup (or Settings > iCloud > iCloud Backup), then turn on iCloud Backup.

Back up manually: Go to Settings > [your name] > iCloud > iCloud Backup (or Settings > iCloud > iCloud Backup), then tap Back Up Now.

What if iCloud backup couldn’t be completed?

If you are having this problem, here is how you can troubleshoot:

  • Reset Network Settings by tapping Settings > General > Reset > Reset Network Settings
  • Delete older backups that you do not need. To do this, go to Settings > iCloud > Storage > Manage Storage
  • If there is an iOS update, upgrade your device
  • Reset your device by holding down the home button and the sleep/wake button together until the screen goes black and you see the Apple logo. (Before doing this, you may want to back up your device using iTunes). Go to Settings > iCloud > Storage > Manage Storage > Select your device that you are unable to backup. Then wait for a few seconds (Backup Options should be loaded completely before you proceed – no spinning wheel). Then Tap Delete Backup. After your backup is deleted, tap Settings > iCloud > Back up and turn iCloud Backup off then on again. Then tap Back Up Now.

Do I have any other ways to back up my data?

Definitely yes! Just open iTunes and connect your device to your computer. If a message asks for your device passcode or to Trust This Computer, follow the onscreen steps. Select your iPhone, iPad, or iPod when it appears in iTunes. Then just click Back Up Now. If you are not intend to back the entire device up, there’s a professional iOS backup tool called iFonebox can help you back specific data up.


Having issue with the Face ID on your iPhone X? Aswered!

problems with the face id on iphone x

There are a lot of questions out there about using iPhone X and the new Face ID feature, which scans your face to unlock your iPhone X. You may encounter the following problems. We’ll aim to answer fix the problems about Face ID on iPhone X.

  • Your face id has been disabled
  • One face id can be opened by two different people
  • The iPhone X face Id does not recognize your face some time
  • Cannot activate face id on this device

What should you do?

Follow these steps. After each step, see if you still need help.

  1. Check your Face ID settings

To check your Face ID settings, go to Settings > Face ID & Passcode. Make sure that Face ID is set up and that the features you’re trying to use Face ID with are turned on.

  1. Check for updates

Make sure that your iPhone X or later is updated to the latest version of iOS.

  1. Check that nothing is covering the TrueDepth camera

Make sure that the TrueDepth camera on your iPhone isn’t covered with a phone case or a screen protector. Also, check to see if there’s residue or dirt covering the TrueDepth camera.

  1. Make sure that nothing is covering your face

Make sure that your eyes, nose, and mouth are fully visible to the TrueDepth camera.

Face ID works with many sunglasses. If you’re wearing sunglasses designed to block certain types of light, then your sunglasses might be blocking the infrared light used by the TrueDepth camera. Try using Face ID without your sunglasses.

  1. Make sure that you’re facing the TrueDepth camera

Face ID only works when your iPhone is in portrait orientation and you’re facing the TrueDepth camera. The TrueDepth camera has a similar range of view as when you take a selfie or make a FaceTime call. Whether your iPhone is lying on a surface or you’re holding it in a natural position, make sure that your iPhone is an arm’s length or closer (10-20 inches) from your face.

  1. Add an alternate appearance

For most users, Face ID will continuously learn as they change. If you have an appearance that can look vastly different, you can set up an alternate appearance so Face ID still recognizes you.

  • Go to Settings > Face ID & Passcode. If asked, enter your passcode.
  • Tap Set Up an Alternate Apperance.
  • Look straight into your iPhone and place your face inside the frame.
  • Gently move your head to complete the circle. If you’re unable to move your head, tap Accessibility Options
  • When you finish the first Face ID scan, tap Continue.
  • Gently move your head to complete the circle for a second time.
  • When Face ID setup is complete, tap “Done”.
  1. Reset Face ID

If you still need help, reset Face ID, then set it up again. Go to Settings > Face ID & Passcode and tap Reset Face ID. Then tap Set up Face ID to set it up again. If you can’t enroll your face, take your device to an Apple Retail Store or Apple Authorized Service Provider or contact Apple Support. To prevent data loss, you’d better back your important data up.

If you have additional questions feel free to ask us in the comments below.

Is It Possible To Exchange My Old iPhone X With New iPhone Xs?

 upgrade the old iphone x to new iphone xs

Apple device updates so frequently that many iOS fans will wonder that is it possible to trade my old iPhone for the new iPhone Xs/Xs Max? The answer is definatelly yes! Actually, you can trade in your eligible device for an Apple Store Gift Card or a refund on your purchase. If your device isn’t eligible for credit, they may recycle it for free. No matter the model or condition, they can turn it into something good for you and good for the planet. Below are some tops on it that you might care about.

  • What is Apple giveback?

Apple giveback is our trade-in and recycling program that’s good for you and the planet. If your trade-in device is eligible for credit, you can offset the purchase price of a new one. If it’s not eligible for credit, you can recycle if for free.

  • Is the exchange worth it?

You’ll see what it’s worth instantly. Just answer a few questions about your device. Based on what you tell us, we’ll offer you a competitive trade-in estimate for an Apple Store Gift Card or instant credit at an Apple Store. Or you’ll have the option to recycle it for free.

  • Is my data safe?

Your data stays safe. Before you hand off your device, we’ll show you how to safely back up and wipe your data, so you can keep all your information to yourself. If it’s an Apple product, it’s even easier. Just use iCloud or Time Machine to move everything in a few steps.

  • What is the deeper meaning of exchange?

You may be done with your device, but chances are it still has more to give. If it’s in good shape, we’ll help it go to a new owner. If not, we’ll send it to our recycling partner, so we can save more precious materials and take less from the earth. And if it’s an iPhone, it could even go to Daisy, our disassembly robot that can efficiently recover the resources inside. Click here to learn about Daisy and the environment.

  • How do I exchange?

Trading in your device is as easy as buying a new one. Apple will give you a prepaid trade-in kit or shipping label to send it off. Or you can bring it to an Apple Store. They’ll either give you instant credit toward the purchase of a new product or send your device on to their recyclers. Click here to find an Apple Store near you.

  • How to selectively back up data?

As mentioned above, you need to back up important data about your old phone before you exchange old devices. If you are interested in classified backup data, iFonebox could be your right hand. Just download the free trial version and have a try! Here’s the official website: www.ifonebox.com/.




Stardew Valley For iOS Now Available Worldwide

If you’re unfamiliar with Stardew Valley, it’s an incredibly in-depth simulation game where players are tasked with taking over a small, failing farm, working to bring it back to prosperity by planting and tending crops, raising animals, and crafting goods to sell.

Similar to games like Harvest Moon and Animal Crossing, Stardew Valley also lets players fight monsters to earn money, mine ores, fish, get to know townspeople, and engage in social activities in the town. The game cycles through different seasons with various crops and activities to partake in as the game progresses through the years, so there’s always something new and exciting to do.

Stardew Valley offers hundreds of hours of gameplay, and there are no in-app purchases to deal with. A farming simulation might not sound appealing, but Stardew Valley sucks players in with crop and farm strategies, min/maxing profit each season, engaging combat, a never-ending list of achievements to earn, and so much more.

The mobile version of Stardew Valley is the full version of the game that “plays almost identically to all the other versions, but with the addition of touch-based controls suitable for the iPhone and iPad.

stardew valley for ios now available every where in the world

All single-player content from the 1.3 patch is available, but Stardew Valley for iOS does not support multiple players. If you’ve previously played Stardew Valley on PC or Mac (it first came out in 2016), you will be able to transfer your save data to iOS using iTunes.

Ahead of the launch of Stardew Valley, our sister site TouchArcade was able to go hands-on with the game, and TouchArcade editor-in-chief Eli Hodapp posted an in-depth review earlier today.

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According to Hodapp, compared to the desktop version, the mobile port of Stardew Valley is “about as good as it possibly could be.” It’s a full-fledged game and while the control system isn’t “super ideal,” it still “more than gets the job done.”

Tapping on the screen moves your character, while a toolbar lets you change the item you have equipped. Auto-combat is enabled by default, and whenever you’re in range of an enemy, your character will swing automatically. It can get “wonky” though, says Hodapp, if you run into threatening enemies. Luckily, there’s an option for manual contact.

It’s best to play on an iPad because navigation can be difficult on an iPhone, but it’s doable. All in all, Stardew Valley received TouchArcade’s highest recommendation.

This game is so good it’s stupid, and is my most played game on my Switch. As I mentioned in the preview, the best version of Stardew Valley is the one you have with you, so even with some minor control issues at launch, I wouldn’t be surprised if I also clock in hundreds of hours of play in this version of the game. Again, if you’re the kind of person who often complains about free to play games and the lack of depth in mobile games, do not hesitate to put your money where your mouth is and buy Stardew Valley

Amazon, Super Micro Executives Join Apple’s Call To Retract Bloomberg Spy Chip Story

amazon and super micro executives join Apple in pulling back on bloomberg spy chip reports

In rare form, Cook in an interview last week slammed Bloomberg for an investigation claiming some 30 companies, including Apple and Amazon, were victims of a complex hardware hack involving spy chips embedded onto network architecture supplied by Super Micro.

“There is no truth in their story about Apple,” Cook said in an interview with BuzzFeed News last week. “They need to do that right thing and retract it.”

Citing information from 17 separate sources, Bloomberg claims Chinese operatives managed to sneak a microchip smaller than a grain of rice onto motherboards that ended up in Apple and Amazon server farms. Allegedly designed by the Chinese military, the chip acted as a “stealth doorway onto any network” and offered “long-term stealth access” to attached computer systems.

Apple immediately refuted details of the report and ultimately issued a strongly worded statement denying the allegations. The company said a wide-reaching investigation into Bloomberg’s claims revealed no evidence of the described hardware tampering.

Cook said much the same last week.

“I was involved in our response to this story from the beginning. I personally talked to the Bloomberg reporters along with Bruce Sewell who was then our general counsel,” Cook said. “We were very clear with them that this did not happen, and answered all their questions. Each time they brought this up to us, the story changed and each time we investigated we found nothing.”

Following Cook’s lead, Amazon Web Services CEO Andy Jassy tweeted a brief statement on the matter.

“[Cook] is right. Bloomberg story is wrong about Amazon, too,” he said. “They offered no proof, story kept changing, and showed no interest in our answers unless we could validate their theories. Reporters got played or took liberties. Bloomberg should retract.”

Super Micro CEO Charles Liang, whose motherboards are at the center of the kerfuffle, echoed that sentiment in a statement to CNBC’s Steve Kopack.

“Bloomberg’s recent story has created unwarranted confusion and concern for our customers, and has caused our customers, and us, harm,” Liang said. “Bloomberg should act responsibly and retract its unsupported allegations that malicious hardware components were implanted on our motherboards during the manufacturing process.”

Liang notes the story suggests a large number of motherboards were affected by the breach, though Bloomberg failed to produce hard evidence of the hack. Indeed, security researcher Joe Fitzpatrick, one of the article’s lone named sources, said the publication was unable to provide a single photograph of the chip in question.

Super Micro on Monday said it will continue to investigate the allegations by conducting a “complicated and time-consuming review” of its supply chain.

For its part, Bloomberg stands by its reporting. In a statement to AppleInsider earlier this month the publication said its “reporters and editors

thoroughly vet every story before publication, and this was no exception.”



Jony Lve Discusses His Team’s Move To Apple Park, Remains Tight-Lipped About Prospects Of Apple Car

 jony lve talks about his team’s move to apple park and remains tight-lipped about prospects of apple car

Questioned on why Apple’s design team was among the last to move into the company’s new Apple Park headquarters, Ive said that was the plan all along, adding that relocating some 9,000 people takes time:

It wasn’t late, it was always scheduled to be then. When you’re moving 9,000 people, you don’t do it in one day. We’re one of the last groups. It’s a loaded and significant event because it meant leaving a studio that has decades of history, where we designed and built first prototypes. This is the studio I went back to on the day that Steve died. And it’s the place where we figured out the iPhone and the iPod.

Ive said his team’s move to Apple Park has allowed for increased collaboration among different areas of creative expertise:

Moving to Apple Park represents the coming together, at last, of these different areas of creative expertise that are incredibly diverse. I’m fairly confident that this has never happened before, to have industrial designers next to font designers, next to prototypers, next to haptic experts. The best haptic experts in the world are sat next to a bunch of guys who have PhDs in material science.

On the prospects of an Apple Car, Ive remained tight lipped. In general, he said it’s important to work on the associated issues and challenges with any new product, rather than talk about it and risk having the ideas and technologies copied:

We explore so many different thoughts and so many different technologies for products or services. Some companies use the fact that they are exploring lots of different ideas as a PR tool — we don’t. If you are genuinely working on something, it’s better to be working on it and struggling with the associated issues and challenges, rather than talking about it. Our capital, our equity, is our ideas and the technologies that we’re developing. It’s important that as long as possible that remains ours, to try and postpone that point when they will then be copied — which is what history suggests.

When asked if the Apple Watch is best described as a watch, Ive instead referred to it as a “very powerful computer”:

No, I think that this is a very powerful computer, with a range of very sophisticated sensors, that is strapped to my wrist. That’s neither very descriptive nor very helpful. You and I share the same perspective and we had this same challenge with the product that we called the iPhone. Clearly the capability of the iPhone extends way beyond the function of what we would traditionally call a phone.

Ive went on to say that Apple believes it has a responsibility to understand and mitigate the implications and consequences, both positive and negative, of the products it creates — i.e. Screen Time in iOS 12. “It keeps me awake,” he said:

If you genuinely have a concern for humanity, you will be preoccupied with trying to understand the implications, the consequences of creating something that hasn’t existed before. I think it’s part of the culture at Apple to believe that there is a responsibility that doesn’t end when you ship a product… It keeps me awake.

Apple’s Online Store Down Ahead Of iPhone XR Pre-Orders

apple's online store drops ahead of iphone xr preorders

In other countries, pre-order times will vary based on local time zone. Pre-orders will kick off at 6:01 p.m. in Sydney, for example, 3:01 p.m. in China, and 8:01 a.m. in the UK. For full details on when pre-orders go live in your country, make sure to check out our post that lists all pre-order times by country.

Apple will accept pre-orders through the Apple website and the Apple Store app. T-Mobile, AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon will all be accepting pre-orders for the iPhone XR in the United States, as will major retailers like Best Buy.

Pre-orders for the iPhone XR will be available from Apple at 12:01 a.m. Pacific Time in the following first wave launch countries:

Albania, Andorra, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Greenland, Guernsey, Herzegovina, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Ireland, Isle of Man, Italy, Japan, Jersey, Kosovo, Kuwait, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Malaysia, Mexico, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, the UAE, UK, US and US Virgin Islands.

iPhone XR will expand to Israel on November 1 and Armenia, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, South Korea, Macau, Maldives, Myanmar, Ukraine, and Vietnam on November 2, according to pre-order details shared by Apple.

Apple did not launch the iPhone XR at the same time as the iPhone XS and XS Max because of issues that delayed production, so it is not clear if Apple will have adequate supply to meet demand. Customers hoping to get one of the new devices on launch day should order as early as possible just in case.

The iPhone XR is priced starting at $749, and it is available in 64, 128, and 256GB capacities in six colors: white, black, blue, coral, yellow, and (PRODUCT)RED.

Compared to the iPhone XS and XS Max, the iPhone XR has an LCD display instead of an OLED display, a single-lens camera rather than a dual lens camera, Haptic Touch instead of 3D Touch, and LTE Advanced instead of Gigabit LTE. On the plus side, the iPhone XR offers even longer battery life than the iPhone XS Max.

For more detail on the iPhone XR, make sure to check out our iPhone XR roundup to read up on the new device’s feature set ahead of when pre-orders begin.

The first pre-orders placed for the new iPhone XR models will arrive on Friday, October 26, the iPhone XR’s official launch date.

Graphic 7 Minute Audio Of Jamal Khashoggi’s Murder Again Linked To Journalist’s Apple Watch

graphic 7 minute audio of jamal khashoggi’s murder again related to journalist’s apple watch

New reports on Wednesday morning keep mentioning the Apple Watch as the source of data for Khashoggi’s reported questioning by a “hit squad” when he visited the embassy to get paperwork. A copy of the audio file was reportedly synced with Khashoggi’s iPhone, which was in the possession of fiancee Hatice Cengiz. Cengiz was waiting outside the consulate during the exchange, assumedly within Bluetooth range of the Apple Watch in question.

The reports still do not specify what app Khashoggi used, how the audio was transferred to his iPhone, or how it made its way to iCloud. Khashoggi has been spotted in previous pictures with the tell-tale red dot signifying a LTE Series 3 Apple Watch on his wrist.

Following the encounter, continuing reports claim that the Saudis responsible gained access to the Apple Watch and deleted certain files on the device. This suggests the so-called “hit squad” confiscated the journalist’s iPhone from Cengiz, something that has gone unconfirmed.

While Saudis were able to wipe certain files from Khashoggi’s device or devices, they were less successful in deleting data from iCloud, the report says.

Even if the Apple Watch recorded the slaughter, as reported on Friday, it isn’t clear from a technological standpoint how this data would be exfiltrated from the embassy, even if Cengiz was in Bluetooth range.

Apple Watch connectivity to the outside world

It shouldn’t surprise anybody embassies are highly secure facilities, that governments take great efforts to protect, and host governments try valiantly to listen in on. Modern connectivity like Bluetooth, LTE, and Wi-Fi have made this dance a bit more complex in the last two decades.

Obviously, RF emissions control is a big concern for embassy security staff, and a big avenue of exploitation by agencies wanting to listen in. To this end, embassies are heavily shielded against radio frequency emissions, both coming in or exiting the facility.

The Apple Watch Series 3 or Series 4 LTE radios do not function in Turkey, at all. So, that eliminates the longest-range way that data could have been handed off to iCloud. Bluetooth is very low energy, and has nearly no penetrative power to overcome intentional RF shielding.

And, if Khashoggi was allowed to connect to the consulate Wi-Fi, that would be one of the largest breaches of embassy RF and data security ever recorded. This seems especially improbable.

As a result, The likelihood of the data getting passed off to the iPhone is also profoundly small.

Given the “leaks” of the audio that have happened over the last 24 hours and were previously teased, odds are the reports that the audio came from the Apple Watch is either a disinformation campaign of some sort, or the government of Turkey is using the report to cover up a surveillance effort inside the embassy that has gone heretofore undiscovered.

AppleInsider’s reporting, and Google manipulation

At some point on Monday, a domain resembling AppleInsider’s was purchased, and registered in Panama. The “Appleinsider.org” domain mostly redirects to our own, at AppleInsider.com. However, one story where we talked about the rumors surrounding the murder and the Apple Watch does not.

On Tuesday, a rework of editor Mikey Campbell’s story regarding the matter emerged on the bogus domain, which alleged that Apple CEO Tim Cook had spoken to us, and for some reason used broken English to comment on the matter.

For the astute, like most AppleInsider readers, the language used by the perpetrators or the domain difference would have been a dead giveaway. For the less aware, as evidenced by our social media feeds, the faked quotes by Apple’s CEO could be taken as authentic.

Cook has not spoken about the Apple Watch as it relates to the killing at all. Nor, has he spoken to AppleInsider about it.

There is no reason that the assailants would want to impugn AppleInsider. The more likely explanation is that parties unknown wanted to manipulate Google search results, and take partial advantage of our own Google rankings to do so.