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Mac RumorsSep 21, 2023
Apple Launches Tap to Pay on iPhone in Brazil
Apple has announced the launch of Tap to Pay on iPhone in Brazil, allowing independent sellers, small merchants, and large retailers in the country to use ?iPhones? as a payment terminal.

Mac RumorsSep 21, 2023
WSJ: Apple's 5G Modem Prototypes 'Three Years Behind Qualcomm's Best Chip'
In the last few years, Apple has spent billions of dollars attempting to develop its own modem chip to replace the Qualcomm modem chips that it uses in iPhones, but a new paywalled Wall Street Journal report suggests Apple's approach to the project has been dogged by unrealistic goals, a poor understanding of the challenges involved, and completely unusable prototypes.

Mac RumorsSep 20, 2023
Amazon Announces Alexa With Generative AI, New Echo Devices, eero Max 7 With Wi-Fi 7 Support and More
Amazon today hosted an event to introduce a range of new devices and services across its brands, from an updated version of the Alexa voice assistant to new Echo, Ring, and Eero products.

Mac RumorsSep 20, 2023
What Else to Expect From Apple This Year Following the iPhone Event
Now that Apple's annual iPhone and Apple Watch event is in the rear-view mirror, attention shifts towards what the company has planned for the remainder of the year. And based on the latest rumors, there might not be a whole lot coming, if anything.

Apple Explains Why iPhone 15 Pro Max is Limited to 5x Optical Zoom (Mac Rumors)

Mac RumorsSep 20, 2023
Project Bongo: An In-Depth Overview of the iPhone 15 Pro's Canceled Haptic Buttons
With the introduction of the iPhone 15 Pro on September 12, Apple omitted one of the most innovative features and ambitious undertakings initially planned for the device - haptic volume and power buttons.

Mac RumorsSep 20, 2023
Apple and Goldman Sachs Planned to Launch iPhone Stock Trading Feature Last Year
Apple and Goldman Sachs planned to launch a built-in stock trading feature for the iPhone last year, CNBC reports.

Mac RumorsSep 20, 2023
Ordered an iPhone 15? Verizon Has 23% Off Cases and USB-C Accessories for Your New iPhone
Following the launch of the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Pro pre-orders last week, we're now tracking one of the first notable discounts on accessories for the new iPhone generation. Verizon has savings on Apple's official iPhone 15 cases and USB-C chargers, as well as MagSafe accessories.

Mac RumorsSep 20, 2023
Philips Hue Bridge Matter Support Update Now Available
Matter support is now being rolled out to Philips Hue Bridge owners via a software update, according to the company, enabling the smart home system's interoperability with third-party lights.

Mac RumorsSep 19, 2023
Emoji Coming to Future iOS 17 Update Include Shaking Head, Brown Mushroom, Lime, Phoenix and More
As Apple was announcing new iPhone models last week, the Unicode Consortium was officially approving new emoji characters that are set to be added to smartphones starting in 2024.

EngadgetSep 19, 2023
Intel's Core Ultra 'Meteor Lake' chips arrive on December 14
After years of rumors, Intel's "Meteor Lake" processors will finally be arriving in PCs on December 14th. Now dubbed "Core Ultra" as part of the company's new naming scheme, they'll be the first chips built on the "Intel 4" (7nm) architecture, as well as the first to include a built-in Neural Processing Unit (NPU) to accelerate AI performance. In almost every way, the Core Ultra chips demonstrate where Intel is headed next: Building efficient-yet-powerful chips that can keep up with modern AI demands.

At this point, Intel appears to be squarely focused on laptops with Core Ultra chips. The company is rumored to be refreshing its Raptor Lake CPUs for desktops later this year. While it may be surprising to see a notebook chip taking the lead, the strategy makes a certain amount of sense. Meteor Lake's efficiency push is at odds with what desktop users actually want: As much freaking power as possible. So for now, at least, the company is better off splitting its 14th-gen CPU families.

Core Ultra is practically a showcase of Intel's latest innovations. It's built on the company's FOVEROS 3D packaging; it features entirely new P and E-cores, with a focus on being as power efficient as possible; graphics will be up to twice as fast when it comes to performance per watt; and in addition to sporting an NPU, it can also leverage its GPU and CPU for other AI tasks. Funny enough, it won't support the company's recently announced Thunderbolt 5 standard, instead Core Ultra will feature

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