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Mac Rumors
Mar 20, 2019

Apple Requiring New and Updated Apps to Support iPhone XS Max and 12.9-Inch iPad Pro Starting March 27
Apple today announced that all new and updated iPhone and iPad apps submitted to the App Store on and after March 27, 2019 must be built with the iOS 12.1 SDK or later and support the iPhone XS Max or the latest 12.9-inch iPad Pro. App Store screenshots for those devices will also be required.

Mac Rumors
Mar 20, 2019

T-Mobile Offering iPhone XR at No Extra Cost When Adding New Lines and Trading in Old iPhone
T-Mobile kicked off a new promotion today that lets new and existing customers get the 64GB iPhone XR at no extra cost when they add new voice lines and trade in a qualifying device.

Mac Rumors
Mar 20, 2019

Satechi Launches New USB-C Headphone Jack Adapter and 100W USB-C Charging Cable
Satechi, known for its line of accessories for the iPhone, iPad, and Mac, today announced the launch of two new USB-C accessories designed for Macs and iPads.

Mac Rumors
Mar 20, 2019

Roundup: AirPower Removed From AirPods Page, iOS 12.2 Arrives Next Week, and More
Apple today unveiled second-generation AirPods with a new H1 chip that enables hands-free Siri and up to an extra hour of talk time, and there are a handful of details worth mentioning surrounding the announcement.

Mac Rumors
Mar 20, 2019

Apple Launches New Spring Colors for iPhone Cases and Apple Watch Bands
Alongside the second generation of AirPods, Apple today refreshed its iPhone case and Apple Watch band lineup for spring. In Silicone cases for iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max you can now choose from Spearmint, Papaya, and Delft Blue.

Mac Rumors
Mar 20, 2019

New AirPods Launch With H1 Chip, Hey Siri, Up to 50% More Talk Time, and Optional Wireless Charging Case
Apple today in a press release introduced new second-generation AirPods powered by an Apple-designed H1 chip that enables hands-free "Hey Siri" functionality and up to 50 percent more talk time compared to the original AirPods.

Mac Rumors
Mar 20, 2019

Disney Completes $71.3 Billion Acquisition of 21st Century Fox
After first confirming its plan to acquire certain parts of 21st Century Fox in December 2017, today The Walt Disney Company has officially closed its $71.3 billion acquisition of Fox (via The Hollywood Reporter). The deal had to go through various regulatory and antitrust reviews, and Disney saw a bit of competition with Comcast for Fox's assets throughout 2018.

Mac Rumors
Mar 20, 2019

Kaspersky Lab Files Antitrust Complaint Against Apple Over App Store Policy
Cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab has filed an antitrust complaint against Apple with the Russian Federal Antimonopoly Service relating to the company's App Store distribution policy. The action comes less than a week after Spotify filed its own complaint against Apple with EU antitrust regulators over the tech giant's "unfair" App Store practices.

Mac Rumors
Mar 19, 2019

Only One AirPod Working? Here's How to Fix the Problem
AirPods are designed to work seamlessly with all of Apple's Bluetooth-supporting devices, and nine times out of ten the wireless earbuds live up their billing, but that doesn't mean they work perfectly for everyone one hundred percent of the time.

Mac Rumors
Mar 19, 2019

Boss Audio Launches New $210 CarPlay Receiver With 6.75-Inch Touchscreen
If you don't have a vehicle with CarPlay installed natively, there are a number of third-party aftermarket CarPlay receivers from companies like Alpine and Pioneer, which can be an affordable way to get CarPlay integration in your car.

Mac Rumors
Mar 19, 2019

Apple Drops Prices on MacBook Air and Mac Mini SSD Upgrades, Lowers Cost of 64GB Mac Pro RAM Price
As we reported this morning, Apple today cut the prices of higher-end MacBook Pro SSD upgrades by up to $400, and as it turns out, there have been pricing changes to components in other Mac machines as well.

Mac Rumors
Mar 19, 2019

Apple Launches 'Media Literacy' Initiative to Encourage Critical Thinking and Better Informed Evaluation of News
Apple today announced the launch of a new media literacy initiative that's designed to encourage critical thinking and empower students to be better informed.

Mac Rumors
Mar 19, 2019

Code in Latest iOS 12.2 Beta Suggests AirPower Launch Coming Soon
Apple's long-awaited AirPower could be launching in the near future, based on coding changes that 9to5Mac's Guilherme Rambo says he found in the latest iOS 12.2 beta, released yesterday morning.

Mac Rumors
Mar 19, 2019

Eddy Cue Says Apple Isn't Interested in Exclusive Rights to Live Sports Games
A new Sports Illustrated article offers a look inside Apple's so-called sports surveillance room at its Results Way office complex in Cupertino, California, where a team of Apple employees have been monitoring sports events for newsworthy and unpredictable moments for almost a year now.

Mac Rumors
Mar 19, 2019

Apple Lowers Price of MacBook Pro's High-End SSD Upgrade Options
Alongside a refresh of the iMac and new Radeon Pro Vega graphics options for the iMac Pro, Apple today quietly lowered the price of some of the storage upgrade options for the MacBook Pro.

Mac Rumors
Mar 19, 2019

Apple Courting Publishers by Comparing News Service to Apple Music, but Most Say Logic is Flawed
With less than one week to go until Apple's "It's Show Time" media event, the company is said to still be courting major news companies to join its revamped Apple News subscription service (via Business Insider). The debut of this service is expected to occur alongside the big focus of the event, Apple's streaming TV service.

Mac Rumors
Mar 19, 2019

New iPod Touch Expected as Early as Tomorrow
Apple may have plans to announce a new seventh-generation iPod touch in a press release as early as tomorrow.

Mac Rumors
Mar 19, 2019

Deals: 10.5-Inch iPad Pro Hits New Low Price as New iPad Mini and Air Get Pre-Order Discounts
Amid the launch of brand-new iPads this week, there are quite a few deals on older models for users who don't mind purchasing previous generation devices. Along with these sales, you can also save a bit of money when pre-ordering the new iPad mini and iPad Air at Best Buy this week.

Mac Rumors
Mar 19, 2019

Prototype Development Board of Original iPhone Surfaces in Never-Before-Seen Photos
The Verge has obtained never-before-seen photos of a development board for the original iPhone, providing an interesting look back at the measures Apple took to ensure the smartphone remained as much of a secret as possible.

Mac Rumors
Mar 19, 2019

iMac Pro Updated With 256GB RAM and Radeon Pro Vega 64X Graphics Options
Alongside a spec bump to standard iMac models, Apple today quietly added 256GB RAM and Radeon Pro Vega 64X graphics options to the iMac Pro.

Mac Rumors
Mar 19, 2019

Apple Updates iMac Lineup With Up to 8-Core 9th-Gen Intel Processors and Radeon Pro Vega Graphics Options
Nearly two years have passed since Apple last refreshed the iMac, but updates are finally here for both 4K and 5K models.

Mac Rumors
Mar 19, 2019

Instagram Launches Checkout Feature to Let Users Store Payment Info for Quick Purchases
Instagram today is rolling out a new shopping feature within its iOS and Android apps, allowing users to complete purchases without having to leave Instagram (via The Verge).

Mac Rumors
Mar 19, 2019

Apple Updates Events App for Apple TV Ahead of March 25 'It's Showtime' Event
Apple today updated its Events app for the fourth and fifth-generation Apple TV in preparation for the March 25th "Show Time" event that's expected to focus on the company's upcoming TV and Apple News services.

Mac Rumors
Mar 19, 2019

Google to Shut Down 'Inbox by Gmail' on April 2
Google will shut down its "Inbox by Gmail" app on April 2, the company has confirmed to users of the email app.

Mac Rumors
Mar 18, 2019

Netflix CEO Confirms Netflix Won't Be Part of Apple's Upcoming Video Service
Apple is set to unveil its long-rumored TV service next Monday, and ahead of the event, Netflix has confirmed that it won't be participating in Apple's streaming offering.

Mac Rumors
Mar 18, 2019

Apple Stops Signing iOS 12.1.3 Following Release of iOS 12.1.4
Following the release of iOS 12.1.4 on February 7, Apple has stopped signing iOS 12.1.3, the previous version of iOS that was available to consumers.

Mac Rumors
Mar 18, 2019

Cleveland Cavalier Fans Can Use Messages App to Order Drinks at Games Thanks to Apple Business Chat
The Cleveland Cavaliers and Aramark, a food and beverage vendor, today announced a new Apple Business Chat feature that will allow Cleveland Cavaliers fans to order drinks from their seats through iMessages.

Mac Rumors
Mar 18, 2019

Logitech Crayon Compatible With New iPad Air and iPad Mini
Apple's new iPad Air and fifth-generation iPad mini both work with the Apple Pencil, but are limited to the first-generation Apple Pencil rather than the second-generation model, which only works with 2018 iPad Pros.

Mac Rumors
Mar 18, 2019

Apple Pencil Now Eligible for AppleCare Even Without Being Purchased Alongside an iPad
Effective today, the Apple Pencil no longer needs to be purchased at the same time as an iPad to be eligible for AppleCare coverage, according to an announcement shared with Apple Stores and Apple Authorized Service Providers today.

Mac Rumors
Mar 18, 2019

A12 Bionic in New iPad Paired With 3GB RAM, Clocks in at Same Speed as Latest iPhones
Apple's new fifth-generation iPad mini and resurrected iPad Air were announced this morning, and both of the new tablets are equipped with Apple's latest A12 Bionic processors, initially introduced in the 2018 iPhones.

Mac Rumors
Mar 18, 2019

2019 10.5-Inch iPad Air vs. 2017 10.5-Inch iPad Pro
Apple has launched a new 10.5-inch iPad Air that can be viewed as a lower-priced successor to the second-generation 10.5-inch iPad Pro, which has been discontinued. Below, we compare tech specs and features.

Mac Rumors
Mar 18, 2019

PlayStation Vue for Apple TV Gains Multi-View Support for Watching Up to Four Live Shows at Once
Sony today announced that its PlayStation Vue app for the Apple TV has been updated with multi-view support, allowing users to watch up to four live channels on one screen.

Mac Rumors
Mar 18, 2019

Apple Releases Sixth Developer Beta of iOS 12.2
Apple today seeded the sixth beta of an upcoming iOS 12.2 update to developers for testing purposes, one week after seeding the fifth beta of iOS 12.2 and two months after the release of iOS 12.1.4.

Mac Rumors
Mar 18, 2019

Apple Releases Sixth Developer Beta of iOS 12.2 [Update: Public Beta Available]
Apple today seeded the sixth beta of an upcoming iOS 12.2 update to developers for testing purposes, one week after seeding the fifth beta of iOS 12.2 and two months after the release of iOS 12.1.4.

Mac Rumors
Mar 18, 2019

Apple Seeds Sixth Beta of macOS Mojave 10.14.4 to Developers
Apple today seeded the sixth beta of an upcoming macOS Mojave 10.14.4 update to developers for testing purposes, one week after seeding the fifth macOS Mojave 10.14.4 beta and two months after releasing macOS Mojave 10.14.3.

Mac Rumors
Mar 18, 2019

Apple Seeds Sixth Beta of macOS Mojave 10.14.4 to Developers [Update: Public Beta Available]
Apple today seeded the sixth beta of an upcoming macOS Mojave 10.14.4 update to developers for testing purposes, one week after seeding the fifth macOS Mojave 10.14.4 beta and two months after releasing macOS Mojave 10.14.3.

Mac Rumors
Mar 18, 2019

Apple Seeds Sixth Beta of Upcoming tvOS 12.2 Update to Developers
Apple today seeded the sixth beta of an upcoming tvOS 12.2 update to developers for testing purposes, one week after seeding the fifth beta and more than a month after releasing the tvOS 12.1.2 update.

Mac Rumors
Mar 18, 2019

Apple Seeds Sixth Beta of Upcoming tvOS 12.2 Update to Developers [Update: Public Beta Available]
Apple today seeded the sixth beta of an upcoming tvOS 12.2 update to developers for testing purposes, one week after seeding the fifth beta and more than a month after releasing the tvOS 12.1.2 update.

Mac Rumors
Mar 18, 2019

Apple Seeds Sixth Beta of watchOS 5.2 to Developers
Apple today seeded the sixth beta of an upcoming watchOS 5.2 update to developers, one week after seeding the fifth watchOS 5.2 beta and two months after releasing watchOS 5.1.3.

Mac Rumors
Mar 18, 2019

LG Announces Additional TVs With AirPlay 2 and HomeKit Launching Between April and June
LG today detailed upcoming availability of its 2019 NanoCell LED 4K Ultra HD smart TVs with AirPlay 2 and HomeKit support.

Mac Rumors
Mar 18, 2019

AppleCare for New iPad Air Costs $69, Same Price as 9.7-Inch iPad and iPad Mini
Despite starting at a higher price of $499, the new 10.5-inch iPad Air released today qualifies for the same $69 tier of AppleCare as 9.7-inch iPad and iPad mini models. AppleCare for the latest iPad Pro models remains $129.

Mac Rumors
Mar 18, 2019

Apple Releases Smart Covers for New iPad Mini and 10.5-Inch iPad Air
Alongside new iPad mini and a new 10.5-inch iPad Air, Apple today launched new Smart Covers for each device line. There's also one new color for the Smart Folio case that fits the third-generation 12.9-inch iPad Pro.

Mac Rumors
Mar 18, 2019

iWork Apps on iOS Will Be Updated Next Week With Enhanced Apple Pencil Integration and More
Apple today announced that its iWork suite of apps for iOS will be updated next week with enhanced Apple Pencil integration, including new animation options in the Keynote app that let users draw an animation path for any object, and an all-new user interface for implementing build effects such as move, rotate, and scale.

Mac Rumors
Mar 18, 2019

Deals Spotlight: Flash Sales Discount MacBook Pro (2018) and 12.9-Inch iPad Pro (2017) to New Lows
There are two noteworthy flash sales happening today only, with discounts that knock the price of the 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pro and 12.9-inch iPad Pro to new all-time-low prices. As a note, the MacBook Pros on sale are the latest 2018 models, while the iPad Pro is the older model with a home button that launched in mid 2017.

Mac Rumors
Mar 18, 2019

Apple Discontinues 10.5-Inch iPad Pro Following Launch of Lower-Priced 10.5-Inch iPad Air
Apple has stopped selling the second-generation 10.5-inch iPad Pro, originally released in June 2017, after launching a new 10.5-inch iPad Air today.

Mac Rumors
Mar 18, 2019

Apple Launches New 10.5-Inch iPad Air With A12 Bionic Chip and Apple Pencil Support, Starts at $499
Apple today introduced an all-new iPad Air with a 10.5-inch display, A12 Bionic chip, and Apple Pencil support.

Mac Rumors
Mar 18, 2019

Apple Announces New Fifth-Generation iPad mini With Apple Pencil Support, Revamped Retina Display and A12 Bionic Chip
Apple today launched a new fifth-generation iPad mini, featuring an upgraded A12 Bionic processor, Apple Pencil support, a new advanced Retina display panel, and the same $399 price tag as the previous model.

Mac Rumors
Mar 18, 2019

Apple Has Wrapped Filming on Five Original TV Shows Ahead of Streaming Service Launch
In one week, Apple will host a media event in California focused mainly on details about its upcoming TV streaming service. This week, The New York Times published a report about the state of a few shows on the service, hinting at which ones might be available at launch, the issues some partners have with Apple's plans, and more.

Mac Rumors
Mar 18, 2019

Spotify Offering UK Family Plan Subscribers a Free Google Home Mini Speaker
Spotify on Monday began offering all premium Family plan subscribers in the U.K. a free Google Home Mini smart speaker.

Mac Rumors
Mar 18, 2019

Apple's Online Store Goes Down Amid AirPower and new iPad Rumors
Apple's online store has unexpectedly gone down this morning. Apple typically takes the site down pending changes to its product range, although it's not clear whether that's the case this time around.

Mac Rumors
Mar 18, 2019

Apple's Online Store Goes Down Amid New iMac and iPad Rumors
Apple's online store has gone down this morning. The company typically takes the site down pending changes to its product lineup, so we may well see new product announcements later today.
— Mark Gurman (@markgurman) 16 March 2019

Mac Rumors
Mar 16, 2019

Spotify on Apple's Response to App Store Dispute: 'Every Monopolist Will Suggest They Have Done Nothing Wrong'
Spotify on Wednesday announced it filed an antitrust complaint against Apple with the European Commission over unfair App Store practices. Apple responded two days later, labeling the complaint as "misleading rhetoric" and arguing that "Spotify wants all the benefits of a free app without being free."

Mac Rumors
Mar 16, 2019

Over 2,000 Participants Received Irregular Heart Rhythm Notification in Apple Watch Study
Stanford Medicine researchers presented their findings of the Apple Heart Study at the American College of Cardiology's 68th Annual Scientific Session and Expo in New Orleans today, as noted by Apple in a press release.

Mac Rumors
Mar 16, 2019

Phil Schiller Discusses WWDC 2019 on Accidental Tech Podcast
Apple Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing, Phil Schiller, participated in the 317th episode of Accidental Tech Podcast hosted by Marco Arment, Casey Liss, and John Siracusa. The podcast was recorded just a day after the announcement of the official dates of Apple's Worldwide Developer's Conference which takes place from June 3rd to June 7th, 2019 in San Jose, California.

Mac Rumors
Mar 15, 2019

Samsung's More Affordable Galaxy S10e Compared to iPhone XR
In the 2018 iPhone lineup, Apple introduced the iPhone XR, an iPhone that shares many of the same hardware advancements added in the XS and XS Max, but at a more affordable $749 price tag.

Mac Rumors
Mar 15, 2019

Jury Rules in Favor of Qualcomm, Says Apple Infringed on Three Qualcomm Patents [Updated]
Apple and Qualcomm this week wrapped up a patent trial where Apple was accused of infringing on three of Qualcomm's patents, and the verdict from the jury is in -- Apple violated Qualcomm's patents in its iPhones.

Mac Rumors
Mar 15, 2019

MacRumors Giveaway: Win a USB-C Monitor Stand and Hub for iMac From Satechi
For this week's giveaway, we've teamed up with Satechi to offer MacRumors readers a chance to win a Type-C Aluminum Monitor Stand Hub designed for the iMac or the iMac Pro.

Mac Rumors
Mar 15, 2019

Review: Fans of Classic Mac Designs Will Love the iBot G3
If you're a fan of classic Mac designs, you may be interested in the iBot G3, a figurine that's modeled after Apple's iconic iMac G3, first released in 1998.

Mac Rumors
Mar 15, 2019

First LG TVs That Will Support AirPlay 2 and HomeKit Coming in April
LG today announced that its first 2019 OLED TVs with AI ThinQ will be debuting in April. These models, like other TVs in the 2019 lineup, will support AirPlay 2 and HomeKit later this year.

Mac Rumors
Mar 15, 2019

First LG TVs That Will Support AirPlay 2 and HomeKit Support Coming in April
LG today announced that its first 2019 OLED TVs with AI ThinQ will be debuting in April. These models, like other TVs in the 2019 lineup, will support AirPlay 2 and HomeKit later this year.

Mac Rumors
Mar 15, 2019

Rumors Persist of Triple-Lens Camera in Square Bump on Higher-End 2019 iPhones
The next iPhone XS Max and possibly iPhone XS will feature a triple-lens rear camera system within a square bump like the Huawei Mate 20 Pro, according to Japanese blog Mac Otakara, citing information from Chinese suppliers. The report includes a few renders of what the new design could look like.

Mac Rumors
Mar 15, 2019

Google Updates Gboard for iOS With Translation Feature
Google this week updated its Gboard app for iOS devices with a new ability to translate text into any language supported by Google Translate (via All Things How). This means that users can now send iMessages in different languages right from their keyboard, without visiting an external app.

Mac Rumors
Mar 15, 2019

Apple Will Reportedly Screen Original Content for Top Awards Like Oscars and Emmys
Ahead of its widely expected video service unveil on March 25, Apple is hiring awards strategists to arrange screenings and other publicity events for Hollywood insiders and others who vote on which movies and TV shows win prestigious awards like Oscars and Emmys, according to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman.

Mac Rumors
Mar 15, 2019

Apple Says Spotify Seeks to Keep All Benefits of App Store Without Making any Contributions to Marketplace
Apple today responded to Spotify's complaint with the European Commission over its App Store practices in a press release, in which it said that Spotify has wrapped "its financial motivations in misleading rhetoric."

Mac Rumors
Mar 14, 2019

Qualcomm Owes Apple Almost $1 Billion in Rebate Payments According to New Court Ruling
Qualcomm owes Apple close to $1 billion in rebate payments a U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of California said in a preliminary ruling today, siding with Apple in the ongoing Apple vs. Qualcomm legal battle.

Mac Rumors
Mar 14, 2019

Apple Formally Orders 'Pachinko' TV Series Based on Bestselling Novel
Apple has given a formal series order for "Pachinko," a drama based on the bestselling novel of the same name, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Mac Rumors
Mar 14, 2019

Apple Says 'Privacy Matters' in Humorous New iPhone Ad
Apple today shared a new privacy-focused iPhone ad on its YouTube channel. The ad will premiere tonight and air through March Madness in the United States before expanding to select other markets globally.

Mac Rumors
Mar 14, 2019

Apple Store in Southern California Warning Customers About Fraudulent Phone Calls
Apple is warning customers who receive unsolicited phone calls claiming to be from the Apple Store at The Americana at Brand shopping complex in Glendale, California, as fraudsters appear to be posing as representatives of the store as part of a phishing scheme aimed at stealing customer information.

Mac Rumors
Mar 14, 2019

Valve's New 'Steam Link Anywhere' Service Streams PC Games to Mobile Devices, Excluding Apple's
Valve today announced an expansion of its game-streaming app Steam Link, now named Steam Link Anywhere (via The Verge).

Mac Rumors
Mar 14, 2019

Apple Adds 15-Inch MacBook Pro Models With Radeon Pro Vega Graphics to Refurbished Store
Apple's online refurbished store is now offering discounted versions of the 15-inch MacBook Pro models with Radeon Pro Vega graphics, allowing the higher-end machines to be purchased at a discount.

Mac Rumors
Mar 14, 2019

IKEA to Unveil Sonos Line of 'Symfonisk' Speakers in April
IKEA today confirmed its plans to announce the Symfonisk line of speakers during the Milan Furniture Fair, which takes place next month. The Symfonisk speakers come out of a long-term partnership between IKEA and Sonos, resulting in unique products like a speaker that doubles as a bookshelf.

Mac Rumors
Mar 14, 2019

Multiple iCloud Services Experiencing Issues
Several of Apple's iCloud services are experiencing issues this morning according to Apple's System Status page.

Mac Rumors
Mar 14, 2019

Multiple iCloud Services Experiencing Issues [Update: Fixed]
Several of Apple's iCloud services are experiencing issues this morning according to Apple's System Status page.
According to Apple's System Status page, the iCloud outage has been fixed.

Mac Rumors
Mar 14, 2019

Dropbox's Free Storage Plan Now Limited to Three Devices
Dropbox users who have a free Dropbox account are now limited to using that account on a total of three devices, according to new information added to the Dropbox website and spotted on Twitter (via The Verge).

Mac Rumors
Mar 14, 2019

Shazam Updates iOS App With Date and Time Listings of Songs You've Shazamed Over the Years
Shazam this week updated to version 12.10, introducing a new feature that adds time and date information for every Shazam you take in the My Shazam section of the app. With this small change, you can scroll back through your history of Shazams and see when exactly you listened to each song, as far back as the release of iOS 7 in 2013.

Mac Rumors
Mar 14, 2019

Apple Announces WWDC 2019 Kicks Off on June 3 in San Jose, Registration Open for Developers
Apple today announced that its 30th annual Worldwide Developers Conference will begin on Monday, June 3 and last through Friday, June 7, with the conference set to be held at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California.

Mac Rumors
Mar 14, 2019

Fibaro's HomeKit-Connected Flood Sensor Notifies You When Leaks Are Detected
Fibaro has been making smart home devices and HomeKit-compatible products for a few years now, and the company has several sensors that work with HomeKit, including the Flood Sensor.

Mac Rumors
Mar 14, 2019

Microsoft Opens Up Xbox Live Data Syncing to All iOS and Android Apps
Last month, a post from the GDC 2019 scheduling website hinted that Microsoft was preparing to launch a new software development kit that would sync your Xbox Live data to any compatible iOS app. This week, Microsoft confirmed the launch of the cross-platform mobile SDK, enabling developers to build achievements, Gamerscore, friend lists, clubs, and more into iOS and Android apps (via The Verge).

Mac Rumors
Mar 14, 2019

Spotify CEO Daniel Ek Speaks Out on Dispute With Apple Over App Store Policies
Spotify CEO Daniel Ek elaborated on his company's complaint against Apple with the European Commission in a speech today at the International Conference on Competition in Berlin, according to Variety and The Hollywood Reporter.

Mac Rumors
Mar 14, 2019

Deals Spotlight: 2017 MacBook Pro Discounted to $999.99 ($300 Off) In Best Buy's Flash Sale
Best Buy kicked off a new Apple shopping event today, including a few notable sales on Apple devices like the 9.7-inch iPad and Apple Watch Series 3. At the same time, Best Buy is offering a flash sale on the 2017 13-inch MacBook Pro without Touch Bar (8GB RAM, 128GB SSD), priced at $999.99, down from $1,299.99 ($300 off).

Mac Rumors
Mar 14, 2019

Apple in Content Talks With Owner of Fremantle, Co-Producer of American Idol and Other Reality Shows
RTL Group, the largest broadcasting and production company in Europe, has confirmed a potential content partnership with Apple.

Mac Rumors
Mar 14, 2019

Apple Suppliers 'Gearing Up for Mass Production' of Updated iPad and AirPods
Companies in Apple's supply chain are reportedly "gearing up for mass production" of updated iPad and AirPods models, according to Taiwanese site DigiTimes.

Mac Rumors
Mar 13, 2019

Hands-On With the 17" LG Gram and a Look at Apple's Old 17" MacBook Pro
LG recently introduced a 17-inch ultralight laptop, which we thought would be interesting to take a look at in light of rumors suggesting Apple may be planning to introduce a 16 to 16.5-inch MacBook Pro in the future.

Mac Rumors
Mar 13, 2019

Apple Music: Our Complete Guide
Apple Music is Apple's streaming music service, comparable to other similar streaming services like Spotify, Amazon Music Unlimited, Google Play Music, Tidal, and others.

Mac Rumors
Mar 13, 2019

Apple Purchases Machine Learning Startup Laserlike
Apple last year acquired Laserlike, a machine learning startup located in Silicon Valley, reports The Information. Apple's purchase of the four-year-old company was confirmed by an Apple spokesperson with a standard acquisition statement: "Apple buys smaller technology companies from time to time and we generally do not discuss our purpose or plans."

Mac Rumors
Mar 13, 2019

Eve's HomeKit-Enabled 'Eve Flare' Offers Awesome Mood Lighting, Long Battery Life, and Water Resistance
Eve Systems, formerly known as Elgato, has been making its Eve line of HomeKit products since HomeKit was first announced, and it was in fact one of the first companies to come out with HomeKit devices.

Mac Rumors
Mar 13, 2019

Apple Music Now Available on Amazon Fire TV
Amazon today expanded its Apple Music integration to the Amazon Fire TV, allowing Fire TV owners to ask Alexa to play songs from the Apple Music service.

Mac Rumors
Mar 13, 2019

Deals Spotlight: 12-Inch MacBook With 512GB SSD Reaches Lowest-Ever Price at $999 ($600 Off)
Today only, B&H Photo is discounting Apple's 12-inch MacBook (1.3 GHz, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD) to $999.00, down from its original price of $1,599.00 ($600 off). B&H Photo's sale is the lowest we've tracked for this version of the MacBook among the major Apple resellers. The same configuration is selling for $1,299 at Amazon and $1,599 at Apple.

Mac Rumors
Mar 13, 2019

Apple Improves Audio Messages Quality in iOS 12.2
In the iOS 12.2 beta, Apple has improved the quality of the audio messages sent in the Messages app after switching to a new Opus codec at 24000 Hz, up from the previously used AMR codec at 8000 Hz.
— frederik riedel ??????????? (@frederikRiedel) March 13, 2019

Mac Rumors
Mar 13, 2019

Apple Planning Both 10.2-Inch 'iPad 7' and All-New 10.5-Inch iPad According to Proven Leaker
Throwing a wrench into rumors, the previously accurate Twitter account CoinX today claimed that Apple plans to release not only a 10.2-inch seventh-generation iPad, but also an entirely new 10.5-inch iPad without Pro branding. The tablets will not be released simultaneously, according to the tweet.
— CoinX (@coiiiiiiiin) March 13, 2019

Mac Rumors
Mar 13, 2019

Supposed iPad Mini 5 Case Supports Rumors of Few Design Changes
Rumors suggest that a new iPad mini is on the horizon, and a supposed case for the tablet shared by Indian blog 91Mobiles today points towards few outward design changes beyond a center-positioned rear microphone. The blog attributes the photos to Slashleaks contributor Sudhanshu Ambhore.

Mac Rumors
Mar 13, 2019

DirecTV Now Confirms $10/Month Price Hike for Existing Users, Raises HBO From $5 to $15/Month for New Add-Ons
In the wake of reports that claimed DirecTV Now was planning to raise prices for its customers again, the streaming service today posted a new FAQ page confirming that all existing customers will see a $10/month price hike effective April 12, 2019 (via Variety). This means that if you are currently subscribed to DirecTV Now's Live a Little, Just Right, Go Big, Gotta Have It, or Todo y Más packages, you will pay $10/month more than you are now.

Mac Rumors
Mar 13, 2019

Apple Expands Swift Curriculum and Plans Opening of New Developer Academies in Southeast Asia
Apple this week announced an increased commitment to coding and education in Southeast Asia through the expansion of its App Development with Swift curriculum at partner schools in Singapore. The company also announced the opening of Indonesia's second Apple Developer Academy in Surabaya.

Mac Rumors
Mar 13, 2019

Spotify Files Complaint Against Apple With European Regulators Over 'Unfair' App Store Practices
Spotify has filed a complaint against Apple with the European Commission, accusing the iPhone maker of enforcing App Store rules that "purposely limit choice and stifle innovation at the expense of the user experience" and "acting as both a player and referee to deliberately disadvantage other app developers."

Mac Rumors
Mar 13, 2019

Apple 'Racing' to Sign HBO, Showtime, and Starz for TV Service Before March 25 Event
Apple has already invited members of the press to an event on March 25, where it's believed the company will reveal its TV streaming service and Apple News subscription service. Today, Bloomberg has shared a few new details about the upcoming event, suggesting that Apple may preview new Apple Pay features and that most of Apple's original TV shows will miss the streaming service's launch window.

Mac Rumors
Mar 12, 2019

Original iPhone Game 'Rolando' Returning to App Store
Back in 2008, we wrote about Rolando, a platform-style puzzle game that was one of the first games back when the iPhone and the App Store were both new. At the time, our sister site TouchArcade said it was among "the best games the App Store has to offer."

Mac Rumors
Mar 12, 2019

Apple Continues iPhone Tips Series With New Videos on Apple Pay Cash, Dual-SIM Support, and More
Apple today shared additional new videos that are part of its ongoing iPhone Tips series called "iPhone Can Do What?" that was launched last week. The series is designed to highlight features that are available on the iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR.

Mac Rumors
Mar 12, 2019

March 2019 Apple Event: What to Expect
In an average year, Apple holds three to four events. There's usually a spring event in March, the Worldwide Developers Conference in June, a September event that's focused on iPhone and Apple Watch, and sometimes an October event if there are iPads or Macs expected in the fall.

Mac Rumors
Mar 12, 2019

Google Releases Chrome 73 With Support for macOS Mojave Dark Mode
Google today released Chrome 73, the newest stable version of its Chrome browser for Mac and Windows. Chrome 73 has been in beta testing since February, with several new features included.

Mac Rumors
Mar 12, 2019

Deals: Anker and Aukey Share Latest Promo Codes, Targus Discounts MacBook Backpacks, and More
Popular accessory makers Anker and Aukey have shared the latest collection of discount codes this week, offering sales on wireless headphones, USB-C chargers, Lightning cables, portable batteries, wireless chargers, and much more. These two companies make devices that are great companions to Apple accessories, offered at prices that are typically much cheaper than Apple itself.











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