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  • newiPhone 13 Pro's New 1TB Storage Option Already Facing Delivery Times Into October
    Apple today opened pre-orders for all four iPhone 13 models through its website and the Apple Store app, and estimated delivery times are already slipping into October for the all-new 1TB storage option for the Pro models in the U.S. and select other countries.iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max are available with up to 1TB of storage, which is the largest storage capacity ever offered in an iPhone. The storage option is not cheap, with prices reaching up to $1,599 for the iPhone 13 Pro Max wi…
    - 3 mins ago 17 Sep 21, 5:54pm -
  • newiPhone 13, iPhone 13 Mini, iPhone 13 Pro, and iPhone 13 Pro Max Now Available for Pre-Order
    Apple is now accepting pre-orders for the iPhone 13, ‌iPhone 13‌ mini, iPhone 13 Pro, and ‌iPhone 13 Pro‌ Max through its online storefront and through the Apple Store app.Pre-orders are available in more than 30 countries and regions around the world. Those who used the "Get Ready" feature to prepare for pre-orders will just need to hit a button to get their orders in.This year's iPhones are similar in design to last year's models, but feature upgraded camera capabilities, a smaller…
    - 26 mins ago 17 Sep 21, 5:31pm -
  • newiPadOS 15 Allows Apps to Use Up to 12GB of RAM on High-End iPad Pro, Up From Just 5GB
    In June, we reported that starting with iPadOS 15, Apple is giving developers the ability to allocate their apps more RAM, allowing apps to use more of the available memory in the iPad to run faster and smoother.Via an entitlement, Apple is giving developers the ability to let iPadOS know that certain functions of their apps may perform better if they have access to more system memory. Currently, Apple caps the amount of memory an app can use, mainly to ensure that a single app does not utiliz…
    - 1 hour ago 17 Sep 21, 4:51pm -
  • newApple Seemingly Adds Russia to List of Countries Where iCloud Private Relay Won't Be Available
    Alongside iOS 15, Apple introduced an iCloud+ service that adds new features to its paid ‌‌iCloud‌‌ plans. One of these features is ‌‌iCloud‌‌ Private Relay, which is designed to encrypt all of the traffic leaving your device so no one can intercept it or read it.According to Apple, "regulatory reasons" prevent the company from launching Private Relay in China, Belarus, Colombia, Egypt, Kazakhstan, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Turkmenistan, Uganda, and the Philippines. Apple m…
    - 2 hours ago 17 Sep 21, 4:13pm -
  • newiPhone 13 Batteries Positively Excel at Video Streaming Compared to iPhone 12
    Apple has made much of its iPhone 13 battery life improvements, noting for example that the 13 Pro Max offers the longest battery life ever in an iPhone. However, when you look at Apple's own battery comparisons versus the iPhone 12 lineup, it's the streaming video performance that the company has eked out of its new smartphones that really stands out. iPhone 12 mini: 10 hoursiPhone 12: 11 hoursiPhone 12 Pro: 11 hoursiPhone 12 Pro Max: 12 hoursiPhone 13 Mini: 13 hoursiPhone 13: 19 hoursiP…
    - 3 hours ago 17 Sep 21, 3:04pm -
  • newApple Online Store Down Ahead of iPhone 13 and 13 Pro Pre-Orders
    Apple's online store is down ahead of iPhone 13 mini, ‌iPhone 13‌, iPhone 13 Pro, and ‌iPhone 13 Pro‌ Max pre-orders, which are set to begin at 5:00 a.m. Pacific Time in the United States."You're... early," reads the Apple Store message when attempting to visit the U.S. website. "Pre-order begins at 5:00 a.m. PDT. Enjoy the extra sleep." Apple used to do new device pre-orders at 12:01 a.m. Pacific Time, but since 2019, has been holding iPhone pre-orders at 5:00 a.m.The ‌‌iPhone 1…
    - 8 hours ago 17 Sep 21, 10:18am -
  • newApple Releases Safari Technology Preview 132 With Bug Fixes and Performance Improvements
    Apple today released a new update for Safari Technology Preview, the experimental browser Apple first introduced in March 2016. Apple designed the ‌Safari Technology Preview‌ to test features that may be introduced into future release versions of Safari.‌Safari Technology Preview‌ release 132 includes bug fixes and performance improvements for Web Inspector, CSS, JavaScript, Web API, WebRTC, Rendering, Media, and Web Extensions. Apple says that Tab Groups do not sync in this release.…
    - 15 hours ago 17 Sep 21, 2:54am -
  • newWhen You Can Pre-Order the iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Pro, and iPhone 13 Pro Max in Every Time Zone
    Pre-orders for the iPhone 13 mini, ‌iPhone 13‌, iPhone 13 Pro, and ‌iPhone 13 Pro‌ Max will kick off on September 17 at 5 a.m. Pacific Time, allowing customers to purchase any iPhone model in Apple's 2021 ‌iPhone‌ lineup.Apple is planning to make the new devices available in multiple countries around the world simultaneously, so we've created a list of when pre-orders will kick off all around the world.Australia West - 8:00 p.m. AWSTAustralia East - 10:00 p.m. AESTAustria - 2:00…
    - 18 hours ago 16 Sep 21, 11:52pm -
  • newApple Watch SE Now Comes With a USB-C Charging Cable
    Customers who order one of Apple's lower-cost Apple Watch SE devices will now receive an upgraded USB-C charging cable in the package, rather than the previous USB-A charging cable.Apple is changing the cable in the box as it continues to transition away from USB-A and for consistency across the Apple Watch lineup.The ‌Apple Watch SE‌ will apparently ship with the same USB-C Fast Charger that's available with the Apple Watch Series 7, but fast charging is limited to the new models. Thoug…
    - 19 hours ago 16 Sep 21, 11:05pm -
  • newReview: Classicbot's Latest iBoy Accessory is a Wearable iPhone Pouch
    Classicbot designer Philip Lee has created a range of robot figurines, toys, plushes, and pins that are modeled after classic Apple devices like the Mac and the iPod.The latest Classicbot product is an updated version of the iBoy that's available in pouch form. Lee's previously released iBoy was made from plastic and modeled after the Classic iPod. The iBoy Phone Pouch looks similar to the original figurine, but in a larger plush format.Because it uses an iPod design, the iBoy Phone Pouch is…
    - 19 hours ago 16 Sep 21, 11:00pm -
  • newNew iPad Mini Has Downclocked A15 Chip Compared to iPhone 13
    Both the iPhone 13 and the new iPad mini are equipped with Apple's latest A15 Bionic chip, but benchmark results reveal that the chip is downclocked to 2.9GHz in the iPad mini, compared to 3.2GHz in all iPhone 13 models. As to be expected, the downclocked chip appears to have a small 2-8% impact on the iPad mini's performance compared to iPhone 13 models. In early Geekbench 5 results, the new iPad mini has average single-core and multi-core scores of around 1,595 and 4,540, compared to average…
    - 21 hours ago 16 Sep 21, 9:18pm -
  • newExclusive Deal: Take 30% Off Satechi's Aluminum Bluetooth Keyboard for Mac
    MacRumors readers can take 30 percent off Satechi's Aluminum Bluetooth Keyboard this week, knocking the price of the accessory down to $56.00, from $79.00. The keyboard comes in Silver and Space Gray color options.Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with some of these vendors. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running.To see the sale, all you'll need to do is add the keyboard to your cart on Satechi.com, then enter the…
    - 21 hours ago 16 Sep 21, 8:30pm -
  • newWhat Went Wrong: Apple Watch Series 7 Rumors Edition
    Going into an Apple fall season, excitement typically revolves around the new iPhones. This year, however, the Apple Watch stole some of the iPhone's spotlight due to reports, leaks, and rumors suggesting it would be getting a significant redesign.One of the biggest surprises during Apple's "California streaming" event was the new Apple Watch, not because of the features or design it included, but instead, the features and designs it didn't. Flat-Edged Design? Not so fast...In the weeks and…
    - 23 hours ago 16 Sep 21, 7:27pm -
  • newDeals: Walmart Discounts Apple's New 64GB Wi-Fi iPad to Low Price of $299.00 ($30 Off)
    Walmart today has a discount on Apple's brand new 10.2-inch iPad, discounting the 64GB Wi-Fi model to $299.00, down from $329.00. This sale is available in Space Gray and Silver, and the iPad can be pre-ordered today with a September 29 shipping estimate.Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with Walmart. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running.At $30 off, this sale matches Apple's education pricing on the 10.2-inch iPa…
    - 23 hours ago 16 Sep 21, 7:21pm -
  • PSA: Apple's iPhone 13 Pre-Order Setup Process Is Sending 'Expired Pre-Order' Messages to Some Users, But It's Likely Just a Glitch [Update: Fixed]
    Update: As of 5:30 a.m. Pacific Time, the "Expired Pre-Order" issue appears to have been fixed for many Apple customers.Some Apple customers who went through the pre-approval steps to purchase a new iPhone 13 on Apple's website or Apple Store app are seeing the message "Your iPhone pre-order has expired" when subsequently checking their order status page.Apple customers can use the ‌Apple Store‌ app on the ‌iPhone‌ or Apple's website to go through all of the pre-approval steps to get…
    - 1 day ago 16 Sep 21, 4:26pm -
  • Cellular iPad Mini Doesn’t Feature mmWave 5G Support, Unlike iPad Pro
    Apple this week debuted the sixth-generation iPad mini, cellular models of which can connect to 5G for the first time. However, it's worth noting that cellular connectivity on the new ‌iPad mini‌ does not extend to support for faster mmWave 5G.Apple doesn't maintain a cellular compatibility page for iPad models like it does for its iPhones, so the lack of mmWave 5G support on the ‌iPad mini‌ could surprise some Apple customers. Currently, Apple's mmWave 5G support is limited to the iPh…
    - 1 day ago 16 Sep 21, 1:42pm -
  • Apple Quietly Removes 256GB iPhone SE Model From Online Store
    Following updates to its product lineups this week, Apple has quietly discontinued the 256GB capacity option for the iPhone SE. Prior to this week, the ‌iPhone SE‌ was available in 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB configurations, but since Tuesday's "California streaming" event and subsequent product lineup rejig, only the first and second of those capacities are listed on Apple's online store. Pricing for the 64GB and 128GB ‌iPhone SE‌ options remains the same.According to Apple analyst Ming-…
    - 1 day ago 16 Sep 21, 12:23pm -
  • Additional Benchmarks Reveal A15 Bionic Performance Improvements in iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro
    Earlier today, we reported on a Geekbench Metal result for the iPhone 13 Pro showing an approximately 55% graphics performance improvement compared to the iPhone 12 Pro.Since that time, additional Geekbench results for both CPU and GPU performance across the iPhone 13 lineup have surfaced to provide a more complete look at the improvements.On the graphics side, a Metal result for the iPhone 13 (designated iPhone14,5) reveals a score of 10608 for the A15 Bionic in that device, roughly 15% hig…
    - 1 day ago 16 Sep 21, 8:30am -
  • Samsung Begins Mass Production of 14-Inch and 16-Inch OLED Displays That Apple Might Use for 2022 MacBook Pro
    Samsung Display today announced that it has started mass production of 14-inch and 16-inch OLED displays for laptops, and a key feature of the panels is support for up to a 90Hz refresh rate for smoother appearing content.Samsung Display said it has been supplying the OLED panels to global manufacturers, including ASUS, Lenovo, Dell, HP, and Samsung Electronics, for use in laptops, including ASUS's recently announced Zenbook and Vivobook Pro laptops. Apple was not mentioned as being a customer…
    - 2 days ago 16 Sep 21, 5:00am -
  • What's Still Coming in 2021 at Apple's Second Fall Event
    Apple held its "California Streaming" event yesterday to unveil new iPads, the iPhone 13 lineup, and the Apple Watch Series 7, but we're not yet done with new products for the year.We're expecting a second fall event to be held in either October or November, and this event will likely focus on Macs. Below, we've highlighted the products that are still rumored to be launching before the end of 2021.14 and 16-inch MacBook Pro ModelsWe're overdue for a 16-inch MacBook Pro refresh, and rumors s…
    - 2 days ago 16 Sep 21, 3:02am -

The Unofficial Apple Blog

  • newGoogle reportedly plans to add free channels to its smart TV platform
    Chromecasts and other devices powered by Google TV might give users access to free television channels in the future. According to Protocol, Google has been in talks with free, ad-supported streaming television providers about the possibility of adding their channels to its smart TV platform. Those channels typically have a similar feel to traditional TV, and its shows will be interrupted by commercial breaks. Protocol says Chromecast users might be able to browse live channels available to the…
    - 12 mins ago 17 Sep 21, 5:45pm -
  • newOnePlus 9 phones get a 'Hasselblad Xpan' camera setting
    OnePlus started using camera tech from Hasselblad in its latest flagship smartphones, the OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro. It'll be some time before we see the full impact of that partnership in the form custom camera hardware. In the meantime, OnePlus is looking to bring more of a Hasselblad feel to its current phones. The latest software update for the 9-series handsets, which OnePlus has started rolling out, includes a setting that aims to replicate the look of Hasselblad's XPan film cameras.The…
    - 27 mins ago 17 Sep 21, 5:30pm -
  • newHow to pre-order the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro
    It's that time of year again when the latest iPhones hit shelves, prompting many to wonder if they should take the plunge into iOS for the first time, or upgrade to a new handset. Apple announced four new iPhones this week at its hardware event, mirroring the last year's offerings. The new iPhone 13 and 13 mini feature smaller notches at the top of their touchscreens, the new A15 Bionic processor and longer battery lives. The higher-end iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max smartphones have fancy finishes,…
    - 57 mins ago 17 Sep 21, 5:00pm -
  • newThe Morning After: We review the new GoPro Hero 10
    It’s been a decade, more or less, since GoPro crested into the mainstream as the name in small, portable, rugged action cameras. Since then, the company has continued to refine its flagship product, all while defending itself from cheaper fly-by-night competitors. Our James Trew has reviewed the new GoPro Hero 10 Black, which can shoot footage in 5.3K and take 23-megapixel stills from inside that notoriously sturdy housing.We won’t spoil the bones of his review, but suffice to say the improv…
    - 1 hour ago 17 Sep 21, 4:45pm -
  • newWikipedia banned seven users after reported 'infiltration' by a Chinese group
    Wikipedia suffered an "infiltration" by a Chinese group that "threatened the very foundations" of the site, the BBC reported. As a result, the Wikimedia Foundation has banned seven editors from mainland China and removed administrator privileges from another 12, Wikimedia VP of Community Maggie Dennis wrote in a blog post. The foundation said it was fighting a situation called "capture," in which a group gains control of Wikipedia edits to favor a viewpoint. It has been investigating the infilt…
    - 2 hours ago 17 Sep 21, 4:11pm -
  • newReverb's latest feature lets you track the value of your music gear
    Reverb, the Etsy-owned online used musical instrument site, has added a feature called Collections that lets you track the value of your musical gear. It can show you at a glance exactly what you own and how much it's worth for "fun, insurance or tax purposes," the company said. It also makes it faster to list an item you want to sell by simply pulling it from your collection. To use Collections, you go to your Reverb profile picture and hit "My Collection," which will show everything you own a…
    - 4 hours ago 17 Sep 21, 2:15pm -
  • newTelegram has seen a sharp rise in cybercriminal activities, report says
    Cybercriminals have been using Telegram for years, because it's encrypted and easy to access. According to a recent investigation conducted by The Financial Times and cyber intelligence group Cyberint, though, there's been "a 100 percent-plus rise in Telegram usage by cybercriminals" recently. And FT says the rise in criminal activity on the app came after users flocked to it following a change in WhatsApp's privacy policy.If you'll recall, WhatsApp asked its users to accept a revised policy all…
    - 5 hours ago 17 Sep 21, 12:55pm -
  • newWatch Ken Block's Hoonigan team build a real life 'Halo' Warthog vehicle
    Ken Block's Hoonigan Industries has built a fully functional Warthog vehicle, and the team is showing us the process it went through in a new series on YouTube. While it's far from the first life—size version ever made of Halo's famous armored vehicle, this one actually works — it even debuted at the world premiere of the movie Free Guy, which stars Ryan Reynolds, a bank teller who discovers he's but an NPC in an open-world game. The Hoonigan team created its real life Warthog using a custo…
    - 7 hours ago 17 Sep 21, 11:16am -
  • newRetrokits RK-008 is a robust MIDI sequencer disguised as a pocket calculator
    If you're a fan of Korg's Volca lineup, then there's a decent chance you've heard the name Retrokits before. The company builds a bunch of useful tools for making the most of your electronic music setup, but its specially designed MIDI cable that adds features like velocity control to the Volca FM have proven quite popular. The latest member of its lineup though, is quite a bit more ambitious.The RK-008 is a full fledged MIDI control center. It's an eight track MIDI sequencer and recorder, which…
    - 13 hours ago 17 Sep 21, 4:53am -
  • newRivian announces membership plan with complimentary charging and LTE connectivity
    With R1T trucks rolling off the assembly line at its factory in Normal, Illinois, Rivian continues to prepare for the official debut of its first EVs later this month. On Thursday, the automaker introduced a membership program that will grant Rivian owners access to complimentary charging at its soon-to-be-built Adventure Network and Waypoints chargers. It also pledged to match every mile Rivian Membership customers drive with energy from renewable resources such as wind and solar, as well as of…
    - 14 hours ago 17 Sep 21, 4:04am -
  • newHome computer legend Sir Clive Sinclair dies at 81
    The tech industry just lost one of its best-known inventors. The Guardianreports Sir Clive Sinclair died early on September 16th at 81 following a long illness. He's best known for his namesake company's ZX computers, which thrived in the UK during the early 1980s — he succeeded in making home PCs accessible at a time when most models were still major expenses. A ZX Spectrum 16K, for instance, cost £125 where Apple launched the Apple II for $1,298 just a few years earlier.Sinclair is also wid…
    - 15 hours ago 17 Sep 21, 2:53am -
  • newReports show no 'practical difference' between Sony's PS5 models
    At the end of August, YouTuber Austin Evans posted a video on Sony's updated PlayStation 5 "CFI-1100" console. He was one of the first to obtain the revised model and what he found after tearing down the console was that Sony had equipped it with a smaller and lighter heatsink. In testing the unit, Evans found exhaust temperatures were higher than on the launch variant, leading him to claim it "worse" than its predecessor. That's a statement that led to controversy, and, in some cases, confusion…
    - 16 hours ago 17 Sep 21, 2:15am -
  • newRiot is the latest developer to release its own game launcher
    Are you tired of game developers releasing launchers that feel redundant? Too bad, you're getting another one. Riot Games has revealed plans to roll out a launcher for its games, Riot Client. It's not strictly new (games have been quietly using a limited version of the launcher for a while), but you now have access to all of Riot's desktop titles with a single sign-in. You can hop from Valorant to League of Legends with little trouble, for instance.The client will first be available on September…
    - 17 hours ago 17 Sep 21, 1:19am -
  • newRecreate 'Space Oddity' sounds with a Bowie-edition Stylophone
    David Bowie famously used a Stylophone on "Space Oddity" all the way back in 1969. Over half a century later, Stylophone maker Dubreq has released a Bowie version of the synthesizer.Dubreq teamed up with The David Bowie Archive on the limited-edition Bowie Stylophone. It's not functionally different from a regular Stylophone, though. There's a Bowie logo and it comes with a booklet that dives into his music and features archive photos.Still, given Bowie's long association with the instrument (he…
    - 17 hours ago 17 Sep 21, 1:05am -
  • newGM extends its Bolt EV production shutdown until at least mid-October
    After GM shuttered all but four of its plants on account of the ongoing global chip shortage, the American automaker had to halt production at its Orion assembly plant, where its uncannily flammable Bolt EVs are built, on account of the vehicle battery recall. The Orion shutdown was only supposed to last until September 24th, to give GM time to properly address its battery issues, however, on Thursday, GM extended that shut down until at least the middle of October.The company has not clarified…
    - 17 hours ago 17 Sep 21, 12:50am -
  • newOpenSea product lead resigns over use of insider NFT info for purchases
    OpenSea isn't wasting much time after its head of product was accused of exploiting insider information to turn a profit on non-fungible tokens. The marketplace has asked for and accepted Nate Chastain's resignation following claims he used secret Ethereum wallets to buy front-page NFT releases before they were available to the public. Chastain's reported actions broke a promise to foster the NFT market "responsibly and diligently," OpenSea said.The company also tapped an unnamed third party to…
    - 17 hours ago 17 Sep 21, 12:35am -
  • newFormer 'Destiny' composer could owe Bungie almost $100,000
    Former Bungie composer Marty O'Donnell owes his old employer tens of thousands of dollars in legal fees following a court case related to his 2014 exit from the studio. According to legal documents obtained by Eurogamer, a court found O'Donnell in contempt of a previous ruling on July 12th of this year.The broad strokes of the case involve the lawsuit the composer won against Bungie in 2015. A court ordered the studio to compensate O'Donnell financially but said he couldn't publish any music fro…
    - 18 hours ago 17 Sep 21, 12:17am -
  • newNetflix is making a heist series you can watch in any order
    Netflix is continuing to experiment with storytelling formats. Filming is underway on a heist thriller series called Jigsaw (which has nothing to do with the Saw movies, as best I can tell). Although it won't be an interactive project like Black Mirror: Bandersnatch or Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy vs. the Reverend, it's a non-linear show. According to The Hollywood Reporter, you can watch the first seven episodes in any order leading up to the finale, similar to Paramount+ series Interrogati…
    - 18 hours ago 17 Sep 21, 12:05am -
  • newFacebook has a new policy for fighting 'coordinated social harm'
    Facebook has announced a new policy that allows it to take out networks of accounts engaging in “coordinated social harm.” The company said the change could help the platform fight harmful behavior it wouldn’t otherwise be able to fully address under its existing rules.Unlike “coordinated inauthentic behavior,” which is Facebook’s policy for dealing with harm that comes from networks of fake accounts, coordinated social harm gives the company a framework to address harmful actions fr…
    - 18 hours ago 16 Sep 21, 11:36pm -
  • newMicrosoft Office 2021 will be available on October 5th
    Microsoft will release Office 2021, the next consumer version of its productivity suite, on October 5th. That’s the same day the company will launch Windows 11. Much like Office 2019 before it, Office 2021 is a one-time purchase that will be available on both Windows and macOS. It’s for people who don’t want to subscribe to the company’s Microsoft 365 subscription.Microsoft promised to share more details on Office 2021 soon, but we know from reporting by The Verge’s Tom Warren that the…
    - 19 hours ago 16 Sep 21, 10:31pm -
  • newFord will spend $250 million to boost F-150 Lightning production
    Ford's electric F-150 Lightning is clearly in high demand, and the company is determined to keep up. The automaker has paired news of pre-production work with a promise to invest an extra $250 million and create 450 new jobs to increase production capacity. That should help Ford build 80,000 Lightning trucks per year — little comfort when the company now has 150,000 reservations, but the move should reduce wait times.Most of the jobs will go to workers assembling the electric F-150 at the Roug…
    - 20 hours ago 16 Sep 21, 10:23pm -
  • newBoss' SY-200 is a powerful guitar synth that fits on a pedalboard
    Boss is certainly no stranger to the world of guitar synths. In fact, Roland and Boss have been at the forefront of guitar synths and MIDI controllers since the '70s. After launching the absolutely epic SY-1000 in 2019, then cramming a bunch of synth sounds into an actual guitar Eurus earlier this year, Boss is going a little more traditional with the SY-200. The SY-200 isn't quite as big as the 1000, which is basically a pedalboard in and of itself. But it's definitely larger and more compreh…
    - 20 hours ago 16 Sep 21, 10:14pm -
  • newCadillac Lyriq EV reservations open on September 18th
    Cadillac is preparing to leap into the electric vehicle market with the Lyriq, and now the automaker has revealed when you'll be able to lock in your reservation. You'll get your first chance to lay claim to a 2023 Lyriq this Saturday (September 18th) at 4PM ET. Cadillac will host a two-hour livestream on the YouTube masthead in the lead-up to reservations opening.The Lyriq starts at $58,795 and has a range of over 300 miles. It has a giant, 33-inch wraparound display and it's built on parent co…
    - 20 hours ago 16 Sep 21, 10:00pm -
  • newWhatsApp starts testing local business directories
    WhatsApp already allows you to chat with businesses, but you may soon also have the ability to find them through the app as well. This week, the company started testing a directory feature that allows users to scan through local shops and services that have a presence on WhatsApp and contact them. The tool is currently only available in São Paulo, Brazil, but a screenshot shared by Will Cathcart, the head of WhatsApp, shows that you can use the feature to sort businesses by category and how clo…
    - 20 hours ago 16 Sep 21, 9:48pm -
  • newT-Mobile will start offering in-store phone repairs on November 1st
    In-store repairs are becoming increasingly commonplace, and T-Mobile is finally ready to catch up on that trend. The carrier now plans to offer in-store repairs to Protection subscribers in 500 stores starting November 1st. Pay $7 or more per month and you can get your device fixed the same day thanks to "highly-credentialed" Assurant technicians using approved parts. More stores will provide the option in the future, T-Mobile said.The provider is also expanding Protection to handle five claims…
    - 21 hours ago 16 Sep 21, 9:27pm -

9to5 Mac Apple News

  • newHere’s how to pre-order your iPhone 13 for launch day delivery
    As expected, iPhone 13 pre-orders are now live following Apple’s special “California Streaming” event earlier this week. For full details on how to place your iPhone 13 pre-order to ensure the best price and fastest delivery, head below. more…The post Here’s how to pre-order your iPhone 13 for launch day delivery appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 21 mins ago 17 Sep 21, 5:36pm -
  • newiPhone 13 lineup now available to pre-order, first shipments arrive next week
    After being announced at the “California Streaming event” earlier this week, Apple’s entire iPhone 13 lineup is now available for pre-order with prices starting at $699. This includes the iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Pro, and iPhone 13 Pro Max. The first pre-orders are set to arrive to shoppers next Friday, and will hit Apple Stores on that same day. more…The post iPhone 13 lineup now available to pre-order, first shipments arrive next week appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 25 mins ago 17 Sep 21, 5:32pm -
  • newThis is how Apple is removing the plastic wrap from iPhone 13 box
    We knew that Apple has redesigned the packaging for the iPhone 13 box, eliminating the plastic wrap. What we didn’t know was how it would manage to keep the boxes securely closed during transit and handling.A photo tweeted this morning reveals the answer … more…The post This is how Apple is removing the plastic wrap from iPhone 13 box appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 1 hour ago 17 Sep 21, 4:55pm -
  • newApple memo offers reassurance and support to employees affected by Texas abortion ban
    Apple has issued a memo offering reassurance and support to employees who may be affected by the Texas abortion ban … more…The post Apple memo offers reassurance and support to employees affected by Texas abortion ban appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 1 hour ago 17 Sep 21, 4:30pm -
  • newPSA: How to join the iPhone Upgrade Program in the UK when pre-ordering your iPhone 13 [U]
    Update: Readers report getting two different stories from Apple – either the same as below, or that you instead have to buy via a specific iUP link. Might be best to have that link open as a plan B.If you want to join the iPhone Upgrade Program in the UK, you have to visit an Apple Store in person in order to present documents and sign the paperwork. Which raises the obvious question: How does the process work if you want to pre-order the iPhone 13 online or in the app to ensure you get it o…
    - 2 hours ago 17 Sep 21, 3:28pm -
  • newApple TV+ Guide: Here are all the Apple TV shows and movies available now
    Apple TV+ offers exclusive Apple original TV shows and movies in 4K HDR quality. You can watch across all of your screens and pick up where you left off on any device. Apple TV+ costs $4.99 per month. Here’s every Apple original television show and movie available now on Apple TV+, as well as the latest trailers …more…The post Apple TV+ Guide: Here are all the Apple TV shows and movies available now appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 4 hours ago 17 Sep 21, 1:55pm -
  • newApple Store is down ahead of iPhone 13 preorders
    The Apple Store is currently down ahead of preorders for iPhone 13, iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13 Pro, and iPhone 13 Pro Max.  Customers can start preordering their new phones beginning at 5 AM Pacific Time, or about six hours from now. more…The post Apple Store is down ahead of iPhone 13 preorders appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 6 hours ago 17 Sep 21, 11:44am -
  • newApple Watch Series 7 and SE now come with USB-C cable; fast charging may not work with MagSafe Duo
    One of the few new features of the Apple Watch Series 7 is support for fast charging, which results in 33% faster charging time when compared to the Apple Watch Series 6. However, Apple says that fast charging requires a new USB-C cable (which now comes bundled in the box), but MagSafe Duo owners may not be able to take advantage of this feature. more…The post Apple Watch Series 7 and SE now come with USB-C cable; fast charging may not work with MagSafe Duo appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 10 hours ago 17 Sep 21, 7:28am -
  • newAnalyst: iPhone 13 will further boost 5G adoption around the world
    5G on the iPhone is not a new thing, as Apple first introduced support for the new ultra-fast network last year with the iPhone 12 line. iPhone 13 not only still supports 5G, but also expands it with more bands — and that should drive 5G adoption even further around the world. more…The post Analyst: iPhone 13 will further boost 5G adoption around the world appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 12 hours ago 17 Sep 21, 5:29am -
  • newHere are all the best Apple Watch trade in values after Series 7 launch
    In case you missed it, the Apple Watch Series 7 has arrived, and while it might not be the overhaul everyone expected, it’s still a worthy upgrade for many! We’re always trying to keep you updated on all the best iPhone, iPad, and MacBook trade in deals every month, and here’s what we’re finding for trade in values for Apple Watch Series 1 through 6 in the wake of the announcement. more…The post Here are all the best Apple Watch trade in values after Series 7 launch appeared first…
    - 14 hours ago 17 Sep 21, 3:34am -
  • new9to5Mac Daily: September 16, 2021 – iPad mini 6 and iPhone 13 tidbits
    Listen to a recap of the top stories of the day from 9to5Mac. 9to5Mac Daily is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players.Sponsored by iMazing: iMazing is the Swiss Army Knife of iOS device management. Get 30% off iMazing for a limited time. more…The post 9to5Mac Daily: September 16, 2021 – iPad mini 6 and iPhone 13 tidbits appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 16 hours ago 17 Sep 21, 1:42am -
  • newApple launches all-new App Store marketing tools for developers
    Apple today has announced a handful of new marketing tools for App Store developers looking to promote their applications. The launch of the new marketing tools comes ahead of the release of iOS 15 and watchOS 8 on Monday. more…The post Apple launches all-new App Store marketing tools for developers appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 18 hours ago 17 Sep 21, 12:22am -
  • newHere’s everything Apple didn’t announce at its iPhone 13 event
    Apple’s September event included the unveiling of iPhone 13, Apple Watch Series 7, the redesigned iPad mini 6, and more. However, there were a number of things absent. Let’s look at everything Apple didn’t announce at its iPhone 13 event. more…The post Here’s everything Apple didn’t announce at its iPhone 13 event appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 18 hours ago 17 Sep 21, 12:01am -
  • newApple Watch Series 7 FAQ: color comparisons, band compatibility, release date
    Apple Watch Series 7 made its public debut earlier this week ahead of a launch sometime this year. While we don’t yet know the exact release date beyond ‘later this fall’, we do have answers to frequently asked questions you may be asking. more…The post Apple Watch Series 7 FAQ: color comparisons, band compatibility, release date appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 18 hours ago 16 Sep 21, 11:38pm -
  • newPSA: It’s not just you, TikTok is currently down for many users
    The viral short-form video application TikTok is currently down for many users. According to data from DownDetector as well as reports on Twitter, users are having issues loading TikTok, posting videos, commenting, and more. more…The post PSA: It’s not just you, TikTok is currently down for many users appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 18 hours ago 16 Sep 21, 11:37pm -
  • newPoll: Are you buying the iPhone 13? If so, which model?
    Pre-orders of the new iPhone 13 start this Friday. With four models, new colors, and more storage options to choose from, are you buying the iPhone 13? If so, which model? Head below to take our poll and read more details about iPhone 13. more…The post Poll: Are you buying the iPhone 13? If so, which model? appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 19 hours ago 16 Sep 21, 11:18pm -
  • newHow Apple’s new starlight and midnight colors compare to the classic silver and space gray
    With the new products introduced on Tuesday, Apple retired silver and space gray/black for some devices and replaced them with new starlight and midnight colors. While we haven’t seen the new colors in-person yet, it’s quite clear that they are very different. more…The post How Apple’s new starlight and midnight colors compare to the classic silver and space gray appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 19 hours ago 16 Sep 21, 10:59pm -
  • newiPad mini benchmarks show slightly lower-power A15 chip inside than iPhone 13
    As reviewers get their hands on the new iPad mini hardware, we’re learning more about the specifications of the device. While Apple had already announced that the iPad mini 6 is powered by the A15 Bionic processor, Geekbench results indicate that the chip is actually slightly lower-power than what’s in the iPhone 13. more…The post iPad mini benchmarks show slightly lower-power A15 chip inside than iPhone 13 appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 20 hours ago 16 Sep 21, 9:59pm -
  • newThursday’s best deals: All-new 10.2-inch iPad goes to $299, Apple MagSafe Leather Wallet $49, more
    All of today’s best deals are now live and headlined by the all-new Apple 10.2-inch iPad seeing a pre-order discount to $299. That’s alongside an Amazon low on Apple’s Leather MagSafe Wallet at $49 and this Mac-inspired elago Apple Watch stand for $11. Hit the jump for all that and more in the latest 9to5Toys Lunch Break. more…The post Thursday’s best deals: All-new 10.2-inch iPad goes to $299, Apple MagSafe Leather Wallet $49, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 21 hours ago 16 Sep 21, 9:24pm -
  • newStrong iPhone 13 sales expected in China and the US as Android manufacturers face chip shortages
    The iPhone 13 is off to a strong start in China, according to early data cited in a report from the South China Morning Post. The report says that the iPhone 13 models are “expected to sell for less than the cost of corresponding iPhone 12 models” in China, while Apple is also expected to benefit from a decline in Huawei popularity.Meanwhile, survey data cited by the Information indicates that Apple is expected to gain more market share in the United States as Android manufacturers are hit…
    - 21 hours ago 16 Sep 21, 9:17pm -
  • newiPad mini 6 tidbits: A15 chip, camera upgrades, no mmWave 5G, more
    One of the best surprises of the “California Streaming” event was the brand new iPad mini 6. With a redesigned look, better cameras, up to 256GB storage, Touch ID on the Top button, and 5G support, this is the best iPad mini ever created.However, there are some things that Apple didn’t announce during the event that you may want to know before buying this new iPad mini. Check out our tidbits roundup. more…The post iPad mini 6 tidbits: A15 chip, camera upgrades, no mmWave 5G, more app…
    - 21 hours ago 16 Sep 21, 9:12pm -
  • newApple subsidiary Claris announces new partnership to improve tech diversity
    Apple subsidiary Claris has announced a new entrepreneur training program today, in partnership with EonXI. The goal of the new partnership is to improve tech diversity through new low code initiatives. more…The post Apple subsidiary Claris announces new partnership to improve tech diversity appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 21 hours ago 16 Sep 21, 8:30pm -
  • newiPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro: 5 reasons to upgrade
    The iPhone 13 is here. Whether you have an iPhone 12, 11, or even older, there’s plenty of reasons to upgrade to this year’s iPhone. Head below as we recap five of the top reasons why you should consider upgrading ahead of pre-orders opening tomorrow. more…The post iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro: 5 reasons to upgrade appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 22 hours ago 16 Sep 21, 7:44pm -
  • newAAPL shareholder resolution calls for company to support right to repair
    An AAPL shareholder resolution calls for Apple to “cease its anti-repair policies” to avoid damage to the company’s reputation.In particular, the resolution says that Apple making DIY and third-party repairs difficult contradicts the iPhone maker’s stance on the environment. more…The post AAPL shareholder resolution calls for company to support right to repair appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 23 hours ago 16 Sep 21, 7:04pm -
  • newBuying the iPhone 13 is now even easier, says Apple, with two changes
    If you’re planning on buying the iPhone 13, the process just got easier, says Apple, thanks to two changes.The company also highlighted some existing features and services designed to facilitate a purchase. more…The post Buying the iPhone 13 is now even easier, says Apple, with two changes appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 23 hours ago 16 Sep 21, 6:48pm -
  • newiPhone exploit sold to United Arab Emirates by mercenaries working for US firm
    An iPhone exploit sold to the United Arab Emirates for $1.3M was developed by a US company that used American mercenaries to facilitate the sale, according to the Department of Justice … more…The post iPhone exploit sold to United Arab Emirates by mercenaries working for US firm appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 24 hours ago 16 Sep 21, 6:19pm -
  • newApple Pay arrives in Chile as its South America expansion continues
    Apple Pay is expanding to a second South American country. After Brazil, Chile is now receiving support for Apple’s own payment system. more…The post Apple Pay arrives in Chile as its South America expansion continues appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 24 hours ago 16 Sep 21, 6:04pm -
  • iPhone 13 Cinematic Mode – the five capabilities Apple demoed
    Apple’s keynote presentation showed an impressive demo of the new iPhone 13 Cinematic Mode, albeit helped enormously by professional acting, lighting, and set design.Apple’s demo showed five distinct capabilities, all of them based on a video version of Portrait mode to add artificial blur to the background. more…The post iPhone 13 Cinematic Mode – the five capabilities Apple demoed appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 1 day ago 16 Sep 21, 5:38pm -
  • Samsung could be showing future MacBook Pro displays for 14- and 16-inch models
    An announcement by Samsung may be revealing future MacBook Pro displays – but not for the models we’re expecting to see later this year … more…The post Samsung could be showing future MacBook Pro displays for 14- and 16-inch models appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 1 day ago 16 Sep 21, 4:52pm -
  • Class-action lawsuit filed for M1 MacBook screen cracks [U]
    Update: A class-action lawsuit has now been filed in California – but by a different firm of lawyers, Bursor & Fisher. The case is 5:21-cv-07109, Almeida v. Apple, Inc.A class-action lawsuit is being planned on behalf of M1 MacBook owners who say that screen cracks were occurring during normal use, with both the M1 MacBook Air and M1 MacBook Pro affected. Apple has mostly claimed that the cracks are the result of accidental damage, including in the case of the 9to5Mac reader who first c…
    - 1 day ago 16 Sep 21, 4:51pm -
  • iOS 15 Safari: How to change the address/search bar design on iPhone
    Apple’s latest iOS release comes with an all-new Safari design that places the address/search bar at the bottom of the screen by default. But you can switch back to the classic iOS Safari design with a top bar. Here’s how to change the iOS 15 Safari address/search bar on iPhone. more…The post iOS 15 Safari: How to change the address/search bar design on iPhone appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 1 day ago 16 Sep 21, 3:30pm -
  • iPhone 13 battery capacities increase significantly as Apple claims up to 2.5 hours of additional battery life
    At the Apple event on Tuesday, Apple made a big deal about battery life in the new iPhone lineup. Apple said that the iPhone 13 mini should achieve about an extra 1.5 hours of use on a single charge, and the iPhone 13 last up to 2.5 hours longer. The same increases were announced for iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max, compared to the equivalent iPhone 12 models.In a filing on the Chemtrec website, Apple has now published official battery capacities for the phones. Unsurprisingly, capacities…
    - 1 day ago 16 Sep 21, 1:44pm -
  • Logitech introduces new ‘Tap’ devices focused on remote and in-person meetings
    Logitech this week announced two new devices that are focused on remote meetings, so they can help users join and manage online conferences from some of the most popular platforms available today. While Logitech Tap IP is a network-based meeting room controller, Tap Scheduler is built to function as a “meeting scheduling panel for any meeting space.” more…The post Logitech introduces new ‘Tap’ devices focused on remote and in-person meetings appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 1 day ago 16 Sep 21, 8:10am -
  • ProRes support for iPhone 13 Pro ‘coming soon’ with a future iOS update
    The new iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max were officially announced by Apple on Tuesday with the more powerful A15 Bionic chip, bigger batteries, and significant camera enhancements — including support for the ProRes video codec for the first time on an iOS device. However, ProRes support will not be available for iPhone 13 Pro users at launch. more…The post ProRes support for iPhone 13 Pro ‘coming soon’ with a future iOS update appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 1 day ago 16 Sep 21, 6:13am -
  • All of the ways the new iPad mini is better than the iPad Air: cameras, processor, 5G, and more
    The new iPad mini introduced yesterday has several key improvements over the 4th generation iPad Air that the company introduced last year. Unfortunately, Apple did not refresh the iPad Air with these updates and instead opted to keep selling the existing model alongside the new iPad mini. We’ve put all of the differences between the two devices together, so keep reading to learn more about why the new iPad mini is technically better than the iPad Air. more…The post All of the ways the n…
    - 2 days ago 16 Sep 21, 5:05am -
  • Save 30% on iMazing: the all-in-one app for iOS device management and data transfer
    iMazing is the best data transfer assistant and iOS device manager for your computer. Manage your iPhone, iPad and more with the iMazing app on Mac and PC. iMazing allows you to set up continuous local wireless backups of your devices, similar to Time Machine. Get 30% off for a limited time.But it’s much more than a backup tool: iMazing lets you transfer all kinds of data to and from your devices, including media like photos and videos, documents and more. You can even easily backup your con…
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  • iPhone 13 vs. iPhone 13 Pro: Which should you buy?
    The all-new iPhone 13 lineup is officially here. As has become the norm, the lineup is split into the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro. On the surface, the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro are very similar phones. They both feature a 6.1-inch display and the A15 Bionic processor inside, but look closer and you’ll notice some key differences.If you’re trying to make a buying decision between the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro, head below for everything you need to know about the iPhone 13 vs iPhone 13 P…
    - 2 days ago 16 Sep 21, 3:49am -
  • Classic iOS game ‘Tiny Wings’ coming soon to Apple Arcade
    If you’ve been an iOS user for a long time, you probably know Tiny Wings — a classic and popular game in which you control a bird whose wings are too small to fly. The game is still available in the App Store, but Apple Arcade subscribers will soon be able to get it at no extra cost. more…The post Classic iOS game ‘Tiny Wings’ coming soon to Apple Arcade appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 2 days ago 16 Sep 21, 3:31am -
  • Best iPhone 13 pre-order deals: AT&T, Verizon, and more
    Earlier this week, Apple officially showcased its iPhone 13 lineup for the first time. Now you can lock-in your pre-orders as listings go live today, with various retailers delivering notable discounts on day one. Below you’ll find all of the best iPhone 13 pre-order deals from AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, and many other providers. more…The post Best iPhone 13 pre-order deals: AT&T, Verizon, and more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 2 days ago 16 Sep 21, 3:19am -
  • GeekBench results show iPhone 13 Pro offers 55% better graphics performance than iPhone 12 Pro
    Following the iPhone 13 announcement on Tuesday, Apple mentioned that the Pro models have a more powerful GPU than the regular models — although they share the same CPU from A15 Bionic chip. Now a Geekbench result shows that iPhone 13 Pro delivers up to 55% better graphics performance when compared to last year’s iPhone 12 Pro. more…The post GeekBench results show iPhone 13 Pro offers 55% better graphics performance than iPhone 12 Pro appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 2 days ago 16 Sep 21, 3:13am -
  • 9to5Mac Daily: September 15, 2021 – New iPhone 13 and Apple Watch Series 7 tidbits
    Listen to a recap of the top stories of the day from 9to5Mac. 9to5Mac Daily is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players.Sponsored by iMazing: iMazing is the Swiss Army Knife of iOS device management. Get 30% off iMazing for a limited time. more…The post 9to5Mac Daily: September 15, 2021 – New iPhone 13 and Apple Watch Series 7 tidbits appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 2 days ago 16 Sep 21, 3:11am -
  • Here’s how the new iPad mini compares to the iPad mini 5 and iPad Air
    After a two and a half year wait since the last update, a totally redesigned iPad mini has officially arrived alongside the iPhone 13. The exciting overhaul for Apple’s compact tablet comes with a larger all-screen design, USB-C, the A15 Bionic chip, camera upgrades, 5G, Apple Pencil gen 2 support, and much more. Read on for a detailed look at the new iPad mini vs the iPad mini 5 and iPad Air. more…The post Here’s how the new iPad mini compares to the iPad mini 5 and iPad Air appeared f…
    - 2 days ago 16 Sep 21, 1:58am -
  • tvOS 15 and HomePod 15 launch on September 20
    After its “California Streaming” event, Apple announced it was releasing iOS 15, iPadOS 15, and watchOS 8 to the public on September 20. Now, the company has confirmed that tvOS 15 and HomePod 15 will launch alongside the other operating systems on Monday… more…The post tvOS 15 and HomePod 15 launch on September 20 appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 2 days ago 16 Sep 21, 1:36am -
  • Everything new with HomePod’s upcoming software update
    During the WWDC21 keynote in June, Apple almost didn’t mention tvOS 15. And if the Apple TV software was almost forgotten, what could we say about HomePod 15, which is a variation of the tvOS operating system?Luckily, with the Release Candidate version of HomePod 15, we are able to confirm everything new coming to Apple’s smart speakers starting next week. more…The post Everything new with HomePod’s upcoming software update appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 2 days ago 16 Sep 21, 12:43am -
  • iPhone 13 cases from totallee offer protection without adding bulk
    Totallee is a leading manufacturer of super-thin cases that offer everyday protection without adding bulk. Its now shipping its popular cases for all the new iPhones including the iPhone 13 mini, 13, 13 Pro, and iPhone 13 Pro Max. All of totallee’s cases are thin, stylish, and branding-free. If you’re considering getting a case for your new iPhone, here are 6 reasons why a totallee case may be the perfect option for you.THIN iPHONE CASES | $39Shop iPhone 13 Pro Max Case | iPhone 13 Pro Ca…
    - 2 days ago 15 Sep 21, 11:35pm -
  • Internal document reveals full Apple Watch Series 7 details: weights, connectivity, more
    A newly surfaced internal Apple document reveals more details about the Apple Watch Series 7, including weights, connectivity, and internal components. The comparison document which Apple has not shared with customers shows that the watch has a new S7 system in package, but maintains the same CPU and speeds as the S6 chip from the Series 6. more…The post Internal document reveals full Apple Watch Series 7 details: weights, connectivity, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 2 days ago 15 Sep 21, 10:53pm -
  • iPhone 13 tidbits: Redesigned packaging, RAM amounts, more
    The iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro were officially unveiled yesterday, packing the new A15 chip inside, camera upgrades, and more. Head below as we round up some of the latest tidbits, including details on packaging changes, battery percentage, and RAM amounts… more…The post iPhone 13 tidbits: Redesigned packaging, RAM amounts, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 2 days ago 15 Sep 21, 9:33pm -
  • Stacktrace Podcast 153: “California Streaming”
    John and Rambo share their first impressions of the products announced at Apple’s “California Streaming” event — including the iPhone 13 lineup, the new iPad “Classic” and iPad mini, and the Apple Watch Series 7.Sponsored by iMazing: Get the Swiss Army Knife of iOS device management for Mac and Windows 30% off for a limited time.Download MP3 more…The post Stacktrace Podcast 153: “California Streaming” appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 2 days ago 15 Sep 21, 9:28pm -
  • Deals: New iPad mini 2021 sees launch discount, official MagSafe charger $27, and more
    All of the best deals are now up for the taking and headlined by a launch discount on the all-new iPad mini 2021. That’s alongside an all-time low on the official Apple MagSafe Charger at $27, and $299 off the iPhone 12 Pro Max/mini for those who don’t plan to grab Apple’s latest. Hit the jump for all that and more in the latest 9to5Toys Lunch Break. more…The post Deals: New iPad mini 2021 sees launch discount, official MagSafe charger $27, and more appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 2 days ago 15 Sep 21, 9:25pm -
  • Tim Cook named as one of TIME’s most influential people of 2021
    TIME has published its annual list of “The 100 Most Influential People,” and Apple CEO Tim Cook is featured in this year’s list. His profile was written by multibillionaire and Nike cofounder Phil Knight, who says that “character, compassion, and courage” are adjectives that apply to Apple’s CEO. more…The post Tim Cook named as one of TIME’s most influential people of 2021 appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 2 days ago 15 Sep 21, 8:08pm -
  • Comment: The star of yesterday’s Apple event was the new iPad mini
    If I had to write a brutally honest headline for yesterday’s Apple event, it would be: Apple announces exciting new iPad mini (alongside worthwhile updates to Watch and iPhone).It’s not that the iPhone 13 and Apple Watch Series 7 updates were uninteresting. Indeed, Apple has successfully sold me a new iPhone. It’s just that the improvements were, for most use cases, relatively modest when you compare them to the complete transformation of the iPad mini … more…The post Comment: The…
    - 2 days ago 15 Sep 21, 8:01pm -
  • Apple TV and HomePod gain support for Italian Siri with tvOS 15
    Apple promised that it will release the HomePod mini in Italy in 2021. While a launch date is still unknown, at least the RC version of tvOS 15 shows that both Apple TV and HomePod will now support Siri speaking Italian. more…The post Apple TV and HomePod gain support for Italian Siri with tvOS 15 appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 2 days ago 15 Sep 21, 7:35pm -
  • Apple discontinues 256GB iPhone SE following iPhone 13 introduction
    Amid other shakeups to the iPhone lineup this week, Apple appears to have quietly discontinued the 256GB variant of the iPhone SE. Until this week, the iPhone SE was available in 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB configurations, but Apple’s online store now indicates that only the 64GB and 128GB options are available. more…The post Apple discontinues 256GB iPhone SE following iPhone 13 introduction appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 2 days ago 15 Sep 21, 7:22pm -
  • Yet again, Brazil has the most expensive iPhone 13, US the cheapest
    Are you planning to buy the iPhone 13? If your answer is yes, well, you may not want to buy it in Brazil, as once again the South American country has the most expensive iPhone 13 in the world. more…The post Yet again, Brazil has the most expensive iPhone 13, US the cheapest appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 2 days ago 15 Sep 21, 7:05pm -
  • Here’s a look at the new emoji that could come to iPhone this year [Update: Emoji 14.0 finalized]
    Emoji 14.0 draft renderings by Joshua JonesThe draft candidates for the Unicode Consortium’s Emoji 14.0 release are up for approval and Emojipedia has shared a great look at many of the new emoji that could come to iPhone over the next year. Seven new faces are in the mix like melting face and face with peeking eye, with other candidates including heart hands, person with crown, troll, low battery, x-ray, biting lip, and many more.Update 9/15: Unicode 14.0/Emoji 14.0 has been finalized with…
    - 2 days ago 15 Sep 21, 6:00pm -
  • Theft and Loss AppleCare+ now available in the UK and Australia
    After the “California Streaming” event where Apple announced the long-rumored iPhone 13, the company also took advantage of all the news to update some services. One of them is Apple Fitness+ being expanded to 15 additional regions. The other one is AppleCare+ with Theft and Loss coverage now expanding to the United Kingdom and Australia. more…The post Theft and Loss AppleCare+ now available in the UK and Australia appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 2 days ago 15 Sep 21, 5:58pm -
  • iJustine Tim Cook interview briefly covers virtual events, iPad mini, AR, stores
    A new iJustine Tim Cook interview was conducted immediately after yesterday’s Apple event, and posted today.YouTube creator iJustine has made a career for herself essentially being a professional Apple fan, and doing so charmingly – and the interview was certainly an on-brand one. It covered a few different topics, but you shouldn’t expect any tough questions or new revelations … more…The post iJustine Tim Cook interview briefly covers virtual events, iPad mini, AR, stores appeared…
    - 2 days ago 15 Sep 21, 5:45pm -
  • iPhone 13 versus iPhone 12 performance comparisons missing from keynote
    There was one interesting thing missing from yesterday’s keynote: Despite all the time Apple spent talking about the chips, there was no iPhone 13 versus iPhone 12 performance comparison.Usually, Apple tells us how much faster and more powerful the latest iPhone is compared to the previous model, but this time it didn’t do that – leading some to conclude that there’s a good reason for this … more…The post iPhone 13 versus iPhone 12 performance comparisons missing from keynote ap…
    - 2 days ago 15 Sep 21, 4:52pm -
  • Best iPhone 13 cases now available for purchase
    The best iPhone 13 cases are now starting to surface as expected. Apple’s new range of iPhone 13 cases will be joined by the usual collection of third-party offerings from all of the top brands and across a broad price range — all of which are being neatly collected down below for you, including iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Pro, iPhone Pro Max, and iPhone 13 mini options. Hit the jump for our 2021 list of the best iPhone 13 cases.  more…The post Best iPhone 13 cases now available for purchase…
    - 2 days ago 15 Sep 21, 4:50pm -
  • Apple Watch Series 7 has the same processor as last year’s Apple Watch Series 6
    Apple finally announced Apple Watch Series 7 on Tuesday after several rumors about the next generation of its smartwatch. However, unlike what the rumors suggested, Apple Watch Series 7 doesn’t exactly have a brand-new design — and that’s not all. It seems that this year’s Apple Watch has the same processor as the 2020 Apple Watch Series 6. more…The post Apple Watch Series 7 has the same processor as last year’s Apple Watch Series 6 appeared first on 9to5Mac.
    - 2 days ago 15 Sep 21, 9:10am -

Cult of Mac

  • newHow to preorder the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro
    All of the colors of the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Mini. | AppleApple announced a fleet of new products at its “California Streaming” event. Chief among them — you guessed it — was the iPhone 13. This one is coming in various sizes and colors, but with smaller notches, the new A15 Bionic chipset, and with redesigned and improved cameras located around the back. Going from smallest to largest, Apple will soon release the iPhone 13 Mini, iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Pro, and finally the iPhone 13 Pr…
    - 23 mins ago 17 Sep 21, 5:34pm -
  • newThe iPad Mini doesn’t support mmWave 5G
    Image: AppleApple’s newly redesigned iPad Mini was one of the most exciting announcements at its iPhone 13 event on Tuesday, but in the aftermath a limitation has been identified: As spotted by Jason Snell from Six Colors, the new iPad Mini doesn’t support mmWave 5G. There’s also a hint that its new A15 Bionic processor might be downclocked in comparison to the version that appears in the iPhone 13 line (via MacRumors). Support for 5G on the cellular version of the iPad Mini was one of Ap…
    - 12 hours ago 17 Sep 21, 5:49am -
  • newThe bitter lawsuit hanging over the Apple Watch’s new swipe keyboard
    Yes, Apple really did type “copy” into its own keyboard during the event.Apple allegedly offered to buy his app; instead, it’s being Sherlocked Continue reading…
    - 15 hours ago 17 Sep 21, 2:44am -
  • newA short history of every time Apple CEO Tim Cook praised augmented reality
    Cook has been singing the praises of AR for five years Continue reading…
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  • newWipeout gets ‘reimagined’ as a mobile game where you manage instead of drive
    Wipeout, the fast-paced, futuristic racing series that’s synonymous with PlayStation, is coming to iOS and Android mobile devices later in 2021. The new game is called Wipeout Rush, and unfortunately, it might not be what you’re after if you’ve adored previous entries in the series. The game, developed by Rogue, is a card-based racing game that doesn’t actually put you in the driver's seat. Instead, you’ll be the team manager of racers who will get to do all of the fun driving while y…
    - 22 hours ago 16 Sep 21, 7:45pm -
  • newThe Razer Blade 15 Advanced is $800 off at Amazon today
    Photo by Cameron Faulkner / The VergeGaming laptops are by no means cheap, but today you can save $800 on the Razer Blade 15 Advanced at Amazon. This laptop was built expressly for the purpose of delivering desktop gaming performance in a laptop form factor. Packing an RTX 2070 Super Max-Q graphics card and a 10875H Intel processor capable of topping out at 5.0GHz, the Razer Blade 15 does exactly that. The FHD display has a 300Hz refresh rate, better than you’d see on most desktop gaming monit…
    - 22 hours ago 16 Sep 21, 7:40pm -
  • Make iPhone 13 preorders a one-step process on Friday by following these steps
    The process lets you make your selection ahead of preorders opening. | Screenshot: Apple.comIf you’re planning on preordering one of Apple’s new iPhone 13 models at 8AM ET on Friday, September 17th, you might be interested to know that Apple says customers can pre-register their details to make the checkout process a little easier. Now, before you say anything, I completely agree that the idea of pre-registering for a preorder sounds ridiculous. But if you’re someone who wants to complete…
    - 1 day ago 16 Sep 21, 5:55pm -
  • The Apple rumors were wrong
    Pictured: Tim Cook, knowing he’s not about to announce the thing I want. | Image: AppleFor many who follow tech news closely, Apple’s event on Tuesday had a few big surprises — not because there were completely unexpected announcements, but because we didn’t see things we really thought we’d be getting. Rumors that had enough smoke to be almost a sure-fire thing in previous years ended up falling flat.For example:The Apple Watch was rumored to get a complete redesign, featuring flat…
    - 2 days ago 16 Sep 21, 5:13am -
  • The iPhone 13 event was a case study in Tim Cook-era product refinement
    For the past ten years, Tim Cook’s greatest accomplishment as Apple CEO has been vastly more of the same. More iPhones, more iPhone accessories, more apps, and so much more money. While the Mac and iPad have occasionally fallen into disrepair, the company keeps coming back with new reasons to buy its greatest hits every year — and this year’s iPhone 13 event is a near-perfect case study in how far refinement can take you. As my colleague Jon Porter points out, the iPhone 13 is effectively…
    - 2 days ago 16 Sep 21, 4:25am -
  • Here are the best iPad deals right now
    Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The VergeDeals on Apple’s iPads are more common than you might think. Whether you’re after the affordable — now outgoing — entry-level iPad from last year, the high-end iPad Pro, or something in between like the iPad Air or iPad Mini, there’s usually some sort of sale happening somewhere. Of course, it’s difficult to know exactly where you can find those deals unless you’re looking around at all of the major retailers. But that’s often what deal our deal h…
    - 2 days ago 16 Sep 21, 1:35am -

Apple Insider

  • newBest iPhone 13 Deals: Free phone offers, cash savings, trade-in promos
    Apple's just-announced iPhone 13 is officially available for preorder. AppleInsider rounds up the best deals, which deliver free phone offers, cash savings and trade-in promotions.AmazonThose looking to order directly from Amazon can do so and take advantage of Cricket Wireless' unlimited talk, text and data plan for $55 per month. The perk? Each month, Amazon automatically charges your preferred payment method to a stored value card, which is then used by Cricket to pay for your wireless servic…
    - 1 min ago 17 Sep 21, 5:56pm -
  • newApple has started preorders for the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro
    The Apple Store is back online with iPhone 13, iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13 Pro, and iPhone 13 Pro Max models ready for preorder ahead of deliveries starting September 24.The new iPhone 13 ProApple on Friday began accepting preorders for its latest flagship handsets, with early-bird buyers due to receive their device of choice on September 24. Preorders in China have already outpaced those of the iPhone 12 in 2020.Read more...
    - 9 mins ago 17 Sep 21, 5:48pm -
  • newApple drops iOS Private Relay feature for users in Russia
    Apple's forthcoming Private Relay privacy feature in iOS 15, iPadOS 15, and macOS Monterey, will reportedly no longer be usable in Russia.Apple Private RelayAs well as only being available in public beta from the launch of iOS 15, Apple has previously said that Private Relay will not be available in all countries. Now, however, it has seemingly added Russia to that list.Read more...
    - 22 mins ago 17 Sep 21, 5:35pm -
  • newApple's online store goes down ahead of iPhone 13 preorders
    As is tradition, Apple late Thursday took its online storefront down in preparation of what is expected to be a rush of preorders for its latest iPhone 13 series, though the launch will likely be a little less hectic than usual without Apple Watch Series 7.The online Apple Store and connected Apple Store app went down at around 8:30 p.m. Pacific, more than eight hours prior to a scheduled start to iPhone 13 preorders. Apple will begin accepting orders on Friday at 5 a.m. Pacific, 8 a.m. Eastern,…
    - 35 mins ago 17 Sep 21, 5:22pm -
  • newApple faces labor relations charge, OSHA investigation over fired employee
    Ex-Apple senior manager Ashley Gjovik's firing is being investigated by the National Labor Relations Board.The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) automatically investigates all complaints it receives, and Gjovik has reportedly filed a case over Apple's firing of her. Should the NLRB investigation support Gjovik's accusation, it will then issue a formal complaint against Apple.According to Business Insider, Gjovik's filing centers on a charge that Apple used "termination as retaliation."Read m…
    - 1 hour ago 17 Sep 21, 4:28pm -
  • newApple, Google drop Russian opposition app ahead of election
    Russia's "Smart Voting" election app has been removed from the App Store and Google Play, in what an opposition spokesperson calls "political censorship."Alexei Navalny | Image Credit: Evgeny Feldman / Novaya GazetaFollowing Russia's demand that Apple and Google remove the tactical voting app, and then threats of fines, Apple and Google have dropped the "Smart Voting" app in the country.Read more...
    - 3 hours ago 17 Sep 21, 3:25pm -
  • newNew iPad mini gets 5G, but lacks mmWave support
    Apple is bringing 5G connectivity to iPad mini, but the pint-sized tablet does not include support for speedy mmWave bands.Unveiled on Tuesday, the sixth-generation iPad mini delivers a host of upgrades including an all-screen design, A15 Bionic integration, improved front- and rear-facing cameras, USB-C and more.The smallest model in Apple's iPad lineup now boasts 5G connectivity, though only sub-6GHz bands are supported. As noted in Apple's tech specs, iPad mini is unable to connect to mmWave…
    - 8 hours ago 17 Sep 21, 10:26am -
  • newApple is monitoring legal challenges to Texas abortion law
    Apple in an internal memo circulated among employees on Thursday said it is monitoring legal challenges to Texas' recently passed abortion law, according to a report.The memo, which references Texas' "uniquely restrictive abortion law," was posted to an internal employee message board and seen by TechCrunch, which corroborated its authenticity with Apple."At Apple, we support our employees' rights to make their own decisions regarding their reproductive health," the message reads. "We are active…
    - 8 hours ago 17 Sep 21, 10:23am -
  • newDeveloper disputes Apple's take on 'FlickType' removal
    Kosta Eleftheriou, developer and vocal App Store critic, says it took a year of appeals to get his "FlickType" Apple Watch keyboard approved, with those hard-fought gains potentially wiped clean now that Apple "Sherlocked" the app.Apple introduced the QuickPath keyboard during the unveiling of Apple Watch Series 7 on Tuesday. The feature displays a full QWERTY keyboard on Watch's diminutive display and allows users to slide a finger to type, with on-device machine learning leveraged to anticipat…
    - 8 hours ago 17 Sep 21, 9:37am -
  • newApple Watch SE ships with new USB-C charging cable
    Apple's soon to be mid-tier Apple Watch SE now ships with the company's Magnetic Fast Charger, a USB-C cable designed to accommodate the enhanced charging capabilities of Apple Watch Series 7.Apple this week updated online store listings to note the inclusion of a "1m Magnetic Charger to USB-C Cable" with all Apple Watch SE purchases. The new information is located in the "What's in the box" section of Apple Watch SE purchase pages on Apple.com.While not specified by Apple, the cable is thought…
    - 8 hours ago 17 Sep 21, 9:30am -
  • newApple's new iPhone 13 Pro case illustrates massively enlarged camera 'bump'
    Apple's latest iPhone 13 Pro lineup features improved camera hardware capabilities across the board, enhancements that required a redesign of the handset's camera "bump."Announced on Tuesday, iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max receive a number of camera upgrades including larger apertures on wide and ultra-wide lenses for enhanced low-light performance. Wide and telephoto modules add an additional lens element, while the telephoto camera nets a 77mm equivalent focal length for increased optical…
    - 13 hours ago 17 Sep 21, 5:23am -
  • newApple executives talk impact of diversity initiatives at Congressional Black Caucus Foundation conference
    Apple executives Alisha Johnson, program lead for the company's Racial Equality and Justice Initiative, and Lyn Stanfield, external relations leader of the Inclusion and Diversity team, spoke about the company's racial equity programs at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation's 50th Annual Legislative Conference.In a Thursday session sponsored by Apple, Johnson and Stanfield joined Nicol Turner Lee, senior fellow at The Brookings Institution, Spencer Overton, president of the Joint Center for…
    - 13 hours ago 17 Sep 21, 5:21am -
  • newCompared: 2021 entry-level iPad 9 versus 2020 iPad 8
    Apple has released a new 10.2-inch iPad model with a few updates to its camera, display, performance, and storage capacities. Here's what you should know about whether it's enough to upgrade.Credit: AppleThe company's entry-level tablet has remained a solid low- to mid-range device for years, packing some modern capabilities in an affordable and familiar device. The ninth-generation iPad released in 2021 is no different.Read more...
    - 14 hours ago 17 Sep 21, 4:02am -
  • newApple shareholders press company to reverse 'anti-competitive repair policies'
    A recently filed Apple shareholder resolution is pressuring the company to reverse its "anti-repair practices," which it says conflicts with Apple's reputation as a climate leader.Credit: AppleU.S. PIRG, a public interest research federation, and Green Century Capital Funds, its associated mutual fund company, recently filed resolutions with both Apple and John Deer asking them to account for their "anti-competitive repair policies."Read more...
    - 15 hours ago 17 Sep 21, 2:30am -
  • newPreorders for iPhone 13 outpace iPhone 12, likely due to Huawei struggles
    Customers in China have placed more than 2 million preorders for Apple's iPhone 13 lineup, surpassing the number of iPhone 12 preorders in 2020, likely because of the void left by high-end Huawei handsets.Credit: AppleAccording to the South China Morning Post, Chinese customers have already placed more than 2 million preorders on retailer JD.com alone as of Thursday. That eclipses the 1.5 million iPhone 12 initial preorders placed after those models launched.Read more...
    - 16 hours ago 17 Sep 21, 1:34am -
  • newApple releases new marketing tools for developers
    App developers can use a new Apple web tool to generate promotional images on the fly.This marketing image was made using Apple's simple web toolThe new marketing tool generates images using four templates, three colors, and different image sizes. Simply select the platform and search for any app to make multiple social media-friendly images.Read more...
    - 17 hours ago 17 Sep 21, 12:50am -
  • newRussia threatens fines if Apple & Google don't remove opposition app
    A Russian media watchdog reportedly plans to fine Apple and Google if they refuse to remove an opposition leader's app from their respective app stores.Credit: Evgenit/PixabayRoskomnadzor, a Russian federal organization responsible for monitoring and controlling mass media in the country, recently signaled its plans to fine the companies if they don't remove the app. According to Russian news agency TASS, a decision could be made soon if the companies don't take action, though the watchdog is no…
    - 18 hours ago 17 Sep 21, 12:14am -
  • newApple debuts 'The Morning Show' recap ahead of Friday season two premiere
    Apple helps fans catch up on Apple TV+ hit "The Morning Show" with a new two-minute season one recap video.On September 17, Apple's Emmy-winning newsroom drama will make a return to the small screen for its second season. In preparation, Apple uploaded a two-minute-long recap video to YouTube that helps summarize events that took place during the show's first season.The series was among the first to premiere on Apple TV+ when it launched in November 2019. The first season follows Alex Levy (Jenn…
    - 19 hours ago 16 Sep 21, 11:01pm -
  • newiPad mini slightly slower than iPhone 13 despite same A15 processor
    Early benchmarks reveal the A15 in the iPad mini is downclocked slightly versus the iPhone 13.iPad mini 6 is downclocked versus iPhone 13The benchmark results reveal that the iPad mini 6 uses a clock speed of 2.9GHz versus 3.2GHz used in the iPhone 13 lineup. The performance difference is negligible, however, as Geekbench results show only a 2% to 8% lower score.Read more...
    - 19 hours ago 16 Sep 21, 10:33pm -
  • newApple's brand-new iPad 9th Gen is discounted to $299 at Walmart right now
    In what is the steepest preorder discount we've seen, Walmart has Apple's new 2021 iPad (9th Generation) marked down to $299.2021 iPad for $299Walmart's $30 preorder discount on the new 2021 iPad (9th Generation) beats Apple's own student discount by $10 and is open to everyone and not just college students. At press time, the $299 promo price applies to the 64GB Wi-Fi spec in your choice of Space Gray or Silver.Read more...
    - 20 hours ago 16 Sep 21, 10:21pm -
  • newClaris & EonXI partner to increase diversity in tech
    Apple spin-off Claris is launching a new entrepreneur training program in partnership with venture capital fund EonXI to improve diversity in technology.Credit: ClarisThe new initiative will focus on low-code software development, business training, mentorship, and networking with the end goal of expanding diversity in technology and business ownership, Claris announced Thursday.Read more...
    - 20 hours ago 16 Sep 21, 10:08pm -
  • newApple just now feeling global chip shortage, while rivals suffer
    New research claims that while Apple is beginning to feel the impact of the global chip shortage, it is faring better than rivals, and will see substantial market gains as a result of pre-planning.Early on in the global chip shortage, it was suggested that Apple's scale and buying power could mean it would benefit from better component pricing. Later, Apple was still seen as being relatively unaffected, but more recently it has seen availability issues with vital components, such as for the MacB…
    - 21 hours ago 16 Sep 21, 9:20pm -
  • newOriginal iPad mini versus iPad mini 6 - how far we've come
    Over nine years, Apple has released six versions of the iPad mini, and taken it from a cut-down iPad in both price and features, to a premium device.How Apple originally launched the iPad mini in 2012The new iPad mini 6 is faster than the latest iPad, or the iPad Air 4. It has a better camera than that iPad Air, plus both the same USB-C connector and the same 5G connectivity as the iPad Pro.Read more...
    - 21 hours ago 16 Sep 21, 8:53pm -
  • newBest Deals Sept. 16 - $212 GoPro Hero7 Bundle, 50-inch HDR television for $499, and more!
    Thursday's best deals include a GoPro Hero7 Bundle for $212, Red Dead Redemption 2 for $20, 80% off a Cooler Master CPU Cooler, and more!Deals Thursday, September 16Shopping online for the best discounts and deals can be an annoying and challenging task. So rather than sifting through miles of advertisements, check out this list of sales we've hand-picked just for the AppleInsider audience.Read more...
    - 22 hours ago 16 Sep 21, 8:19pm -
  • newiPhone held dominant share of premium smartphone sales in Q2 2021
    Apple was able to avoid chip shortages plaguing other smartphone OEMs, allowing for the iPhone to grow by 74% in the premium segment.iPhone 12 demand gives Apple lead position in market share for premium smartphonesA redesigned iPhone 12 coupled with 5G demand drove upgrades through Q2 2021. As a result, Apple captured 57% of the >$400 smartphone market share and close to 75% of the >$800 market thanks to strong demand for iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max.Read more...
    - 22 hours ago 16 Sep 21, 7:53pm -
  • newGoPro Hero 10 action cam unveiled with 5.3K video, 23MP stills
    On Thursday, GoPro took the wraps off its latest flagship camera, the GoPro Hero 10 Black, with standout features including 5.3K video capture at 60 FPS, a second-gen custom processor, and higher resolution still photos.The new GoPro Hero 10 BlackA year after the unveiling of the GoPro Hero 9 Black, the tenth iteration of the action company's action cam is official. The GoPro Hero 10 Black is the most powerful yet with several new upgrades.Read more...
    - 23 hours ago 16 Sep 21, 6:30pm -
  • Apple & big tech use 'loopholes' to escape merger regulations, says FTC
    Federal Trade Commission chair Lina Khan says that Big Tech firms, including Apple, had exploited "loopholes" to make hundreds of acquisition deals without informing antitrust regulators.Lina Khan. Credit: An Rong Xu/GettyThe FTC has published a report describing 819 incidents of transactions, over 10 years, which were small enough to not require regulatory approval. The transaction range from changes of voting control, to patent acquisition, and hiring.Read more...
    - 1 day ago 16 Sep 21, 5:37pm -
  • Apple Store app trying to get you the iPad you want with 'similar options' prompt
    If an Apple item is backordered, or on preorder, the online Apple Store now prompts buyers with a list of "similar options" that can be delivered sooner.The online Apple Store has added a new prompt to suggest alternatives when an item is delayedWith preorders beginning this week on items from the iPad mini 6 to the iPhone 13 Pro Max, Apple has added a feature to the online Apple Store in the US. Currently only showing on the iPad mini, and seemingly solely in the US, when delivery is delayed fo…
    - 1 day ago 16 Sep 21, 5:11pm -
  • Samsung's 90Hz OLED panels could be bound for MacBook Pro
    Apple display supplier Samsung Display on Wednesday announced a start to mass production of 90Hz laptop OLED panels, a major advancement that could find its way into Apple's MacBook Pro range.While Samsung Display does not specify what panel dimensions are being cut from its 90Hz OLED mother glass, the company notes 14-inch versions of the Asus Zenbook and Vivobook Pro will be among the first laptops to benefit from its high refresh rate technology.According to Samsung Display, the 90Hz OLED pan…
    - 1 day ago 16 Sep 21, 4:45pm -
  • Pro Res Video not arriving on iPhone 13 Pro at launch
    Apple's end-to-end ProRes video workflow will not be available at the launch of the iPhone 13 Pro, but is now officially listed as coming soon.Apple's Greg Joswiak revealed end to end ProRes video workflows in iPhone 13 ProOne of the features that Apple championed as being only possible on an iPhone, will be possible soon. The iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max will be able to not only shoot video in ProRes, but also edit and deliver it.Read more...
    - 1 day ago 16 Sep 21, 4:43pm -
  • Apple TV+ held secret talks with 'Dark Knight' director Christopher Nolan
    "Tenet" and "Memento" director Christopher Nolan met secretly with Apple TV+ and others, before accepting Universal's bid for his next project.Apple TV+ launched in November 2019When Christopher Nolan's long-time studio partner Warners released its movies on HBO Max, the director said it was "the greatest movie studio" choosing "the worst streaming service." More than objecting to the deal, Nolan broke away from Warners and had a secret meeting with Apple TV+, Paramount, Sony, and Universal.Read…
    - 1 day ago 16 Sep 21, 3:07pm -
  • Apple refutes FlickType developer's account of App Store issues
    Apple has told AppleInsider how it denies FlickType developer Kosta Eleftheriou's claims in a lawsuit, over the App Store handling of his accessibility keyboard app for Apple Watch.Apple Watch Series 7 optionally lets you slide your finger to select lettersDuring the launch of Apple Watch Series 7, Apple unveiled a feature called QuickPath. It presents a full QWERTY on-screen keyboard on the Watch, and allows users to either tap to type, or swipe to select letters and have Machine Learning predi…
    - 1 day ago 16 Sep 21, 12:08pm -
  • A15 benchmarks reveal nearly 21% CPU performance gain over A14
    More data from Apple's unreleased iPhone 13 lineup has made its way to the Geekbench Browser, offering a sneak peek at the performance users can expect from the next-generation handset and, by extension, the new iPad mini.According to CPU statistics uploaded by Geekbench users, iPhone 13's average single-core score is 1730, a roughly 10% increase from iPhone 12's score of 1575. Multi-core scores average out to 4621, or nearly 21% higher than the 3832 put in by iPhone 12.If accurate, the figures…
    - 1 day ago 16 Sep 21, 11:28am -
  • Patent licensing firm targets Apple's 3G cellular technology in new lawsuit
    Non-practicing entity TOT Power Control, the licensing arm of Top Optimized Technologies, this week filed suit against Apple for infringing a pair of wireless communications technology patents covering baseband modem power output and its relation to call quality.Lodged with the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware on Tuesday, TOT Power Control's complaint alleges Apple products like iPhone, Apple Watch and iPad contain wireless baseband components, including those manufactured by Qua…
    - 1 day ago 16 Sep 21, 8:23am -
  • Extended: $199 Babbel lifetime subscription is back, save $300
    Extended for one more week! For a limited time only, save $300 on a lifetime Babbel subscription, with access to 14 languages (updates included). The 60% discount drives the price down to $199.$199 Babbel Lifetime SubscriptionThe $199 Babbel deal includes lifetime access to learn 14 languages, including Spanish, German, Italian and French.Read more...
    - 1 day ago 16 Sep 21, 7:24am -
  • US company tied to iPhone hacking tool deployed by UAE in 2016
    In 2016, an iPhone exploit was purchased and deployed by the United Arab Emirates in a surveillance campaign targeting dissidents, activists, foreign leaders and other persons of interest. A new report claims an American company developed and sold the hack.Citing sources familiar with the matter, the MIT Technology Review on Wednesday reports U.S. cybersecurity firm Accuvant developed and sold an iMessage exploit to American mercenaries working for the UAE. The vulnerability was the primary tool…
    - 1 day ago 16 Sep 21, 6:41am -
  • How to preorder the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro
    Apple will start taking preorders for the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro from September 17, but with strong competition between carriers, there can be better deals available.Apple's new iPhone 13 mini and iPhone 13During its launch of the iPhone 13, and iPhone 13 Pro, Apple listed all of the starting, base prices, plus it took a moment to stress just how much you can get by trading in. What it didn't talk about was how you can buy the new phones from many different places, and for varying prices.Re…
    - 1 day ago 16 Sep 21, 6:26am -
  • iPhone 13 Pro GPU benchmarks show 55% improvement over iPhone 12 Pro
    Though Apple's iPhone 13 models are not due to arrive in customer hands until Sept. 24, benchmark scores from the smartphone have surfaced and show the Apple's A15 Bionic processor includes massive GPU improvements over iPhone 12 Pro's A14 chip.A Geekbench score posted to the Geekbench Browser on Wednesday sees an "iPhone14,2," thought to be an iPhone 13 Pro, achieve a Metal score of 14216 while running iOS 15 on an A15 system-on-chip. The result is a 55% improvement over the A14 in Apple's iPho…
    - 2 days ago 16 Sep 21, 5:18am -
  • 'Tiny Wings+' set to debut on Apple Arcade soon
    App Store classic "Tiny Wings" is making its way to Apple Arcade, exposing a new generation of gamers to the easy to pick up, difficult to master game.With a simple one-tap control interface and procedurally generated levels, "Tiny Wings" was a near instant hit when it debuted on the App Store in 2011. The title went on to win regional iPhone Game of the Year awards in Apple's App Store Rewind.On Wednesday, developer Andreas Illiger announced that the game will soon make its way to Apple Arcade.…
    - 2 days ago 16 Sep 21, 5:13am -
  • Compared: iPhone 13 & iPhone 13 mini versus iPhone 12 & iPhone 12 mini
    With the launch of the iPhone 13, millions of iPhone owners will be considering an upgrade. Here's what you need to know about the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini when compared versus the iPhone 12 family of devices.Credit: AppleInsiderAs expected, Apple used its "California Streaming" special event on September 14 to launch new iPhone models, namely the iPhone 13 range. This year, it consists of four models, with the iPhone 13 joined by the iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13 Pro, and iPhone 13 Pro Max.Read…
    - 2 days ago 16 Sep 21, 4:06am -
  • Compared: Apple Watch SE versus Apple Watch Series 6 versus Apple Watch Series 7
    Apple has unveiled the Apple Watch Series 7, but are its new features enough to tempt current Apple Watch SE or Apple Watch Series 6 owners? Here's what you should know.Credit: AppleAt its Sept. 14 "California Streaming" event, Apple took the wraps off the Apple Watch Series 7. It did not feature the radical redesign that many Apple watchers were expecting. And, additionally, it didn't expand Apple's existing suite of health features.Read more...
    - 2 days ago 16 Sep 21, 4:04am -
  • Compared: iPhone 13 mini vs. iPhone 12 mini vs. iPhone SE
    Apple's launch of the iPhone 13 mini could prompt some iPhone SE owners to make the upgrade to the current-generation model. Here's our comparison of the smallest iPhones Apple sells.The iPhone 13 mini (left), iPhone SE (middle), iPhone 12 mini (right)When Apple introduced the iPhone 12 mini in October 2020, the model gave an option to iPhone owners who wanted a small device an alternative to the iPhone SE. While very compact, the iPhone SE lagged behind in some areas, while other differences ma…
    - 2 days ago 16 Sep 21, 4:03am -
  • Report suggests Apple's A15 Bionic lacks significant CPU upgrades due to chip team brain drain
    Apple failed to detail the relative performance gains achieved by its new A15 Bionic SoC during Tuesday's iPhone 13 reveal, a rarity for a major hardware launch. One report believes the omission was not an oversight as Apple has little to tout.While Apple mentioned certain aspects of its new system-on-chip design, specifically improvements related to graphics capabilities, executives were mum on raw CPU performance. A morsel was handed out during the presentation of iPad mini, with Apple saying…
    - 2 days ago 16 Sep 21, 3:20am -
  • Taiwanese group says Apple harms consumers by not including charger with iPhone
    A consumer group in Taiwan has called for an investigation into Apple's decision to exclude chargers from iPhone boxes, dubbing the practice a de facto price increase.Credit: Andrew O'Hara, AppleInsiderThe Consumers' Foundation on Monday accused Apple of exploiting consumers with the lack of charging adapters. In a press release, the group said that although Apple's environmental motivation was not invalid, the move also infringed on consumer rights since chargers are "essential" to operating a…
    - 2 days ago 16 Sep 21, 3:03am -
  • Apple hit with lawsuit claiming M1 MacBook screens are 'defective'
    Apple has been hit with a class action lawsuit claiming that M1 MacBook models ship with a concealed defect causing their screens to become easily cracked.Credit: Andrew O'Hara, AppleInsiderThe lawsuit, filed Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, follows an investigation into easily cracked MacBook screens by law firm Migliaccio & Rathod. It accuses Apple of violating various warranty, consumer protection, and false advertising laws.Read more...
    - 2 days ago 16 Sep 21, 2:27am -
  • Hands on with all the new watch faces coming to Apple Watch with watchOS 8
    With the launch of watchOS 8 next week, Apple Watch will yet again gain multiple new watch faces. We go hands-on with the new face options and discuss exclusive options coming to Apple Watch Series 7.New faces coming to Apple Watch with watchOS 8PortraitRead more...
    - 2 days ago 16 Sep 21, 2:20am -
  • Moment expands accessory range to iPhone 13, AirPods, Apple Watch
    Moment has expanded its accessory offerings beyond just iPhone cases with a full lineup including Apple Watch straps, AirPods cases, and new case styles for iPhone 13.Moment has a lot of new gearApple WatchRead more...
    - 2 days ago 16 Sep 21, 1:25am -
  • 'Ted Lasso' wins the three biggest Television Critics Association awards
    Apple TV+ series "Ted Lasso" has won three out of the five awards it was nominated for in the 37th annual Television Critics Association awards.Credit: AppleInsiderThe lighthearted Apple comedy series led among winners in the 2021 TCA Awards. More than that, "Ted Lasso" nabbed awards in all three of the TCA's biggest categories: program of the year, new program, and achievement in comedy.Read more...
    - 2 days ago 16 Sep 21, 1:24am -
  • With AirPods 3 missing, Marshall releases new true wireless earbuds
    While Apple didn't announce any new AirPods at its September iPhone 13 release event, rock-inspired brand Marshall is out with two new sets of true wireless earbuds.Marshall's newest earbuds are the Motif ANC and the Minor III and they have rough shapes similar to that of the AirPods Pro and AirPods.Minor IIIRead more...
    - 2 days ago 16 Sep 21, 12:11am -
  • Canon announces $6000 EOS R3 full-frame mirrorless camera
    Canon's new EOS R3 is its most powerful full-frame mirrorless camera yet, designed specifically with wildlife and sports photographers in mind.The new Canon EOS R3The new shooter relies on a Canon-designed 24.1 megapixel backside-illuminated CMOS sensor capable of capturing up to 150 14-bit RAW photos at 30 shots a second when using the electronic shutter.Read more...
    - 2 days ago 15 Sep 21, 11:25pm -

MacWorld

  • newBest Mac cleaner apps: Regain precious storage space
    Whether it’s your home, car, or your Mac, no one really likes cleaning (unless you’re Felix Unger). While there are other sites that are better versed in cleaning your house and car, we’ve done some research to find out which apps are the best for cleaning up the files and folders that have accumulated on your […]
    - 2 hours ago 17 Sep 21, 4:00pm -
  • newiPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro: How to get the best preorder deal
    It’s been a long time since you could only get an iPhone directly from Apple or from AT&T. Today, it’s offered by all major carriers and big retailers, and many of them want to entice you to buy with them by offering special deals. Of course, you can still buy from Apple directly, either in-store or online. If […]
    - 3 hours ago 17 Sep 21, 2:30pm -
  • newHow to properly log your devices out of iCloud
    There are many occasions on which you need to sign out of iCloud on a device. Maybe you’re returning it to an employer, sending it to Apple or another company for trade-in credit, handing it down to a family member, selling it, or consigning a failing unit to the fires of…recycling. If you used iCloud […]
    - 3 hours ago 17 Sep 21, 2:30pm -
  • newThunderbolt adapter guide: How to connect anything to a USB-C Mac
    A new MacBook Pro comes with either two or four external ports, depending on the model you pick. A new MacBook Air has a pair of ports. But those MacBook ports are only of one type: Thunderbolt, which is compatible with USB-C. A 24-inch iMac comes with two Thunderbolt/USB 4 ports; some models also include […]
    - 4 hours ago 17 Sep 21, 1:30pm -
  • newThe next iPhone SE: ‘Cheapest 5G iPhone ever’ could be next to launch
    In 2020, after a four-year wait, Apple finally updated the iPhone SE to… the iPhone SE. Hanging on to the same name is a little confusing—Apple differentiates the new model when necessary by calling it the 2nd-generation iPhone SE, but most people either call it the iPhone SE (2020) or iPhone SE 2. Whatever you […]
    - 18 hours ago 16 Sep 21, 11:42pm -
  • newAirPods: Buy now or wait?
    We don’t have to explain why you might want AirPods. Apple’s take on true wireless earbuds revolutionized the market and have sold in massive numbers ever since. You see them in the ears of reporters, coworkers, and celebrities all the time—especially in our age of remote work and Zoom meetings. The real question is, should […]
    - 22 hours ago 16 Sep 21, 7:44pm -
  • newSave $30 on the new ninth-gen iPad before it even hits shelves
    Apple’s new ninth-gen iPad is a great value with an upgraded design, processor, and front camera for the same $329 price tag, but somehow this deal already makes it even better: Walmart is selling the new ninth-gen iPad in silver or space gray for $299, chopping $30 off the MSRP before it even hits shelves. […]
    - 22 hours ago 16 Sep 21, 7:38pm -
  • iPhone 13 vs. iPhone 13 Pro: All the differences explained
    On Friday, September 17, the latest iPhones go up for preorder, and they’ll be in stores a week later. Those upgrading or switching have an important choice to make: Buy an iPhone 13 or splurge on an iPhone 13 Pro? If you want the smallest possible iPhone, the answer is simple—you have no choice but […]
    - 1 day ago 16 Sep 21, 4:45pm -
  • Has Apple run out of ideas?
    Apple’s “California Streaming” event was supposed to be the premier event of the fall. Sandwiched between Samsung’s foldable-heavy unpacked and Google’s Pixel 6 unveiling, Apple’s first event of the fall came with a ton of anticipation, heaps of hype, and oodles of exciting rumors. But when Tim Cook delivered his keynote wrap-up Tuesday, it was […]
    - 1 day ago 16 Sep 21, 4:15pm -
  • Macworld Podcast: Reaction to the iPhone 13, Apple Watch 7, new iPads
    “California streaming” streamed its way on to our screens on Tuesday, bringing us a slew of new products. We’re talking about the new iPads, iPhone 13, Apple Watch Series 7, and a lot more on this episode of the Macworld Podcast.   This is episode 760 with Jason Cross, Michael Simon, and Roman Loyola. Get info Click on the articles below to […]
    - 1 day ago 16 Sep 21, 1:30pm -