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Mac Rumors
Jul 15, 2020

Best Buy Offering Four Months of Apple News at No Cost for New Subscribers
If you're in the United States, you can head to Best Buy today and get four months of Apple News for free. This offer is available for any new subscriber to Apple News , but we've confirmed that if you previously signed up for the subscription news service and then cancelled, you can also take advantage of the Best Buy promotion and receive three months of ?Apple News? for free.

Mac Rumors
Jul 15, 2020

Brydge Announces New Vertical Docks for MacBook Pro and MacBook Air
Brydge today announced a new series of Vertical Docks for Apple's MacBook Pro line. The new products include reengineered Vertical Docks for previous generation ?MacBook Pro? models (priced at $169.99), and brand new Vertical Docks for the 16-inch ?MacBook Pro? and 13-inch MacBook Air.

Mac Rumors
Jul 15, 2020

Deals: Amazon Returns With New Gold Box Sale on SanDisk and Western Digital Accessories
Amazon today has introduced another Gold Box sale on SanDisk and Western Digital storage products. During this flash sale you can save up to 25 percent on memory cards, external hard drives, flash drives, and more.

Mac Rumors
Jul 15, 2020

Apple Recloses Eight Stores in Maryland, Missouri, Virginia, and Wisconsin
Apple is re-closing eight more retail stores across the United States, in the states of Maryland, Missouri, Virginia, and Wisconsin.

Mac Rumors
Jul 15, 2020

Spotify Launches Top and Trending Podcast Charts By Region
Spotify has launched two new charts showing what top and trending podcasts users are listening to on the streaming service.

Mac Rumors
Jul 15, 2020

Apple Wins Backing of EU General Court Over 13 Billion Euro Tax Bill
The EU General Court today overturned a ruling by the European Commission stating that Apple should pay 13 billion euros ($14.5 billion) in tax to the Irish government.

Mac Rumors
Jul 15, 2020

Peacock TV Streaming Service Arrives on iOS and Apple TV
NBC Universal's Peacock streaming service launched nationally today, adding another competitor to the crowded streaming market that already includes Apple TV , Netflix, Disney , HBO Max, and Hulu.

Mac Rumors
Jul 14, 2020

iOS 14: How to Check Headphone Audio Level in Real Time
Last year in iOS 13, Apple introduced new hearing features in the Health app that are designed to help users avoid being exposed to high levels of sound when wearing headphones for an extended period of time. In iOS 14, Apple is advancing its hearing features by adding the ability to measure the volume level of what you're listening to in real time.

Mac Rumors
Jul 14, 2020

Five Mac Apps Worth Checking Out - July 2020
Apps created for Macs don't typically receive as much coverage as apps designed for iPhones and iPads, so we crated a series here at MacRumors to highlight interesting Mac apps worth checking out. This month's apps focus on productivity and feature great tools for working from home.

Mac Rumors
Jul 14, 2020

Launch Weekend Popularity of Apple TV Movie 'Greyhound' Compared to 'Box Office Big Hit'
Tom Hanks' WWII movie "Greyhound" saw the largest opening weekend release ever on Apple TV , according to "sources close to Apple" that spoke to Deadline.

Mac Rumors
Jul 14, 2020

Los Angeles Metro Says TAP Transit Cards Will Support Apple Pay Later This Year
The Los Angeles Metro today confirmed that TAP cards used for public transit in the city will work with Apple Pay later this year, allowing them to be added to the Wallet app on the iPhone and Apple Watch for quick access to buses and trains in LA.

Mac Rumors
Jul 14, 2020

iPhone 12 Could Ship With New Braided USB-C to Lightning Cable
Apple's upcoming iPhone 12 models could ship with a new Lightning to USB-C cable that includes a braided fabric design, according to leaked photos from ChargerLAB that surfaced on Weibo today (via Twitter users DuanRui and L0vetodream).

Mac Rumors
Jul 14, 2020

How to Use Widgets in iOS 14
In iOS 14, Apple made some dramatic changes to the Home Screen of iPhone. In particular, it introduced the concept of ?Home Screen? widgets, which are similar to the ?widgets? available on Android phones.

Mac Rumors
Jul 14, 2020

New EU Regulation Gives Developers More Protection and Transparency in App Store Review
App Store developers in the European Union now have more protections afforded to them following the passage of new regulations this week, according to MCV/Develop and GamesIndustry.biz.

Mac Rumors
Jul 14, 2020

White House, Apple, and Others Launch 'Find Something New' Website to Promote Wide Array of Career Paths
The White House's American Workforce Policy Advisory Board, the Ad Council, Apple, and others have partnered on a new "Find Something New" website that highlights the various paths towards a career beyond a four-year college degree, including apprenticeships, certification courses, online learning, an associate's degree, trades training, and more.

Mac Rumors
Jul 14, 2020

Watch the Trailer for Apple TV Comedy Series 'Ted Lasso,' Debuts Next Month
Apple TV today released the official trailer for upcoming comedy series "Ted Lasso," which will be available to stream starting August 14.

Mac Rumors
Jul 14, 2020

MacRumors Exclusive: Save Up to 30% on Anker's Best Wireless Chargers, USB-C Hubs, and More
Our newest partnership with Anker has kicked off this week, allowing MacRumors readers to save up to 30 percent on Anker's wall chargers, USB-C hubs, portable chargers, and wireless chargers on Amazon. Like our previous exclusive sales, you'll need to enter the relevant promo codes for each device in order to see the discounts.

Mac Rumors
Jul 14, 2020

Rumor Suggests New Apple App for Windows Could Be Coming Soon
Apple could be working towards the release of a new app for Windows 10, according to a report this week from an Italian website.
— Aggiornamenti Lumia (@ALumia_Italia) July 11, 2020

Mac Rumors
Jul 14, 2020

Ulysses Gets Redesigned Dashboard With Style and Grammar Checker
Popular writing app Ulysses received its twentieth major update today, and gained new grammar and style checking tools as well as a redesigned dashboard.

Mac Rumors
Jul 13, 2020

How to Use iOS 14's Picture in Picture Mode to Watch YouTube Videos
iOS 14 brings Picture in Picture mode to the iPhone, allowing movies, TV shows, and videos to be watched in a small window while you do other things on your ?iPhone?.

Mac Rumors
Jul 13, 2020

SoftBank Considering Possible Sale of Arm Holdings as Apple Gears Up for Arm-Based Macs
SoftBank, the company that owns chip designer Arm Holdings, is exploring options that include a full or partial sale or a public offering, reports The Wall Street Journal.

Mac Rumors
Jul 13, 2020

Magnifier in iOS 14 Gets Overhauled UI and New Features, Can Be Added to Home Screen
In every version of iOS, Apple adds new Accessibility features and improves others, and iOS 14 is no exception. The Magnifier tool, designed by those with visual issues who need assistance, has new capabilities in ?iOS 14?.

Mac Rumors
Jul 13, 2020

Apple Not Expecting U.S. Offices to Return to Normal in 2020, Encourages Retail Staff at Closed Stores to Work Remotely
With coronavirus outbreaks across the United States continuing to spike, Apple is finding new roles for retail staff as it closes more of its store locations and is no longer expecting corporate employees to fully return to on-campus work in the U.S. in 2020, according to Bloomberg.

Mac Rumors
Jul 13, 2020

How to Create a Widget Stack in iOS 14
In iOS 14, Apple made some dramatic changes to the Home Screen of iPhone and iPad. In particular, it introduced the concept of Home Screen widgets.

Mac Rumors
Jul 13, 2020

Apple Pays Samsung an Estimated $950 Million for Missing OLED Panel Purchase Targets
Apple in the second quarter of 2020 paid Samsung approximately $950 million for not meeting OLED panel purchase goals established in agreements between the two companies, according to display analysts at Display Supply Chain Consultants.

Mac Rumors
Jul 13, 2020

Apple Shares Humorous 'Working-From-Home Thing' Video
Apple today shared a funny video focused on the problems that people working from home have to deal with, including noisy children, chaotic schedules, communication issues, and more.

Mac Rumors
Jul 13, 2020

Idris Elba to Produce Apple TV Series and Films as Part of First-Look Deal
Idris Elba will develop and produce television series and films for Apple TV through his production company Green Door Pictures after striking a first-look deal with the streaming service, according to Deadline.

Mac Rumors
Jul 13, 2020

iPhone Users Who Experienced 'Batterygate' Can Now File to Receive Around $25 Settlement From Apple
Earlier this year, Apple agreed to settle a U.S. class action lawsuit that accused the company of "secretly throttling" older iPhone models. Now, eligible iPhone owners are beginning to be notified about their legal rights and options.

Mac Rumors
Jul 13, 2020

Deals: Amazon Taking $400 Off 16-Inch MacBook Pro, Starting at New Low Price of $1,999.99 for 512GB
Amazon has introduced a new low price on Apple's 16-inch MacBook Pro today, including both 512GB and 1TB models. Starting with the 512GB model (2.6GHz 6-Core, 16GB RAM), you can get this notebook for $1,999.99, down from $2,399.00.

Mac Rumors
Jul 13, 2020

Apple Pledges More Than $400 Million Towards Affordable Housing Initiatives in California This Year
Apple today announced that it is allocating more than $400 million toward affordable housing projects and homeowner assistance programs in California this year, as part of the company's multiyear $2.5 billion commitment to combat the housing crisis in the state.

Mac Rumors
Jul 13, 2020

Deals: AirPods Pro Drop to New Low Price of $214.99 Today Only ($35 off)
There are a few notable deals happening today across Apple's line of AirPods devices, starting with a new low price on the AirPods Pro. At Woot, you can get a new pair of the noise-cancelling Bluetooth headphones for $214.99, down from $249.99.

Mac Rumors
Jul 13, 2020

Apple to Announce Q3 2020 Earnings on July 30
Apple has announced that it will report its earnings results for the third quarter of fiscal 2020 on Thursday, July 30.

Mac Rumors
Jul 13, 2020

Possible 'iPhone 12' Battery Certifications Suggest Lower Capacities Than iPhone 11 Series
MySmartPrice has spotted certifications for three new Apple batteries that it believes could be for the upcoming iPhone 12 lineup, despite them being less capacitive than the batteries in the current iPhone 11 series.

Mac Rumors
Jul 13, 2020

Brydge iPad Keyboards Now Available From UK Apple Store
Apple is now offering the popular Brydge line of keyboards designed for the newest iPads in retail and online stores across the United Kingdom.

Mac Rumors
Jul 13, 2020

Apple Could See 20% On-Quarter Growth in 3Q20 MacBook Shipments
Apple will "significantly increase" MacBook Pro orders with suppliers in the third quarter of this year as the back-to-school season kicks off, according to supply chain sources.

Mac Rumors
Jul 12, 2020

App Recap: Budget Burndown, Endel, Samplr and Major App Updates
In this week's App Recap, we've highlighted finance app "Budget Burndown," health and fitness app "Endel," and music app "Samplr" as three apps that are worth checking out. We've also compiled a list of apps that received major updates this week.

Mac Rumors
Jul 12, 2020

Google to 'Dramatically' Improve Chrome Impact on Mac Battery Life
Google will address long-standing battery life issues, particularly on Mac devices, reports The Wall Street Journal.

Mac Rumors
Jul 11, 2020

Arm-Intel-PowerPC Universal Binaries are Possible
Casual MacRumors visitors may not realize that we have a very active PowerPC forum where users discuss issues related to PowerPC Macs that have not been produced since 2006. Threads range from hardware upgrades, software options, to nostalgia:

Mac Rumors
Jul 11, 2020

Metal Developer Tools on Windows Offer New Gaming Opportunities
Game developers are now able to more easily develop games for Apple devices using Windows machines, thanks to a new set of Metal developer tools released by Apple.

Mac Rumors
Jul 11, 2020

LinkedIn Sued for Reading Universal Clipboard Data
Microsoft's LinkedIn was sued yesterday for allegedly reading and diverting users' private information using the iOS clipboard.

Mac Rumors
Jul 11, 2020

Apple TV to Adapt Thriller 'Snow Blind' Starring Jake Gyllenhaal
Apple has won the rights to make a film adaptation of BOOM! Studios' graphic novel "Snow Blind," starring Jake Gyllenhaal.

Mac Rumors
Jul 11, 2020

Foxconn to Invest $1 Billion in India Amid Strong Push From Apple
Apple supplier Foxconn plans to invest $1 billion in India to expand a factory that assembles iPhones, reports Reuters.

Mac Rumors
Jul 11, 2020

Top Stories: iOS 14 Public Beta, iPhone 12 Size Comparison, 14-Inch MacBook Pro Rumors
After one round of developer beta testing, Apple unleashed iOS and iPadOS 14 to a wider audience this week, opening it up to members of the public beta program. There are lots of changes and new features to check out, but as with any beta, be careful about installing it on your main devices.

Mac Rumors
Jul 10, 2020

iOS 14: How to Use Picture in Picture Mode on iPhone
With iOS 13, Apple added a Picture in Picture Mode to the iPad, and with iOS 14, that Picture in Picture functionality is available for the iPhone too, letting users do things like watch videos and take FaceTime calls while doing other things on their device.

Mac Rumors
Jul 10, 2020

iOS 14: Picture in Picture Mode
With iOS 13, Apple added a Picture in Picture Mode to the iPad, and with iOS 14, that Picture in Picture functionality is available for the iPhone too, letting users do things like watch videos and take FaceTime calls while doing other things on their device.

Mac Rumors
Jul 10, 2020

The PortCozy Protects Your MacBook Pro's Ports From Dust and Debris
Cozy Industries, known for making a range of accessories for Apple devices, recently came out with its newest product, the PortCozy.

Mac Rumors
Jul 10, 2020

Apple CEO Tim Cook's 2019 Compensation Totaled Over $133 Million
Apple CEO Tim Cook was the second highest paid CEO in the United States in 2019, according to Bloomberg's list of the highest paid CEOs and executives in 2019. Cook received compensation totaling $133,727,869 by Bloomberg's count.

Mac Rumors
Jul 10, 2020

Apple Warns Against Closing MacBooks With a Cover Over the Camera
Apple this month published a support document that warns customers against closing their Mac notebooks with a cover over the camera as it can lead to display damage.

Mac Rumors
Jul 10, 2020

MacRumors Giveaway: Win a Luna Display Adapter That Turns an iPad or Mac Into a Second Screen
For this week's giveaway, we've teamed up with Astropad to offer MacRumors readers a chance to win a Luna Display adapter that can turn an extra Mac or an iPad into a secondary display to be used with a main Mac.

Mac Rumors
Jul 10, 2020

Apple Arcade Adds Puzzle Adventure Game 'Creaks'
Apple Arcade today added the game "Creaks" to its list of titles that you can play if you have an ?Apple Arcade? subscription. "Creaks" is described as a puzzle adventure game in which players have to explore an old mansion to find hidden paintings and solve puzzles to uncover the mansion's secrets.

Mac Rumors
Jul 10, 2020

Apple Moving Forward on Semitransparent Lenses for Upcoming AR Headset
Apple and Foxconn have reached a key milestone in the development of Apple's long-rumored augmented reality headset, with the semitransparent lenses for the device moving from prototype to trial production, reports The Information.

Mac Rumors
Jul 10, 2020

Facebook SDK Issue Again Causing Numerous iOS Apps to Crash or Freeze
Popular iOS apps including Spotify, SoundCloud, Waze, Imgur, and many more are reporting crashing and freezing issues this morning, as pointed out by users on Reddit and in the MacRumors forums. The issue appears to be related to Facebook's iOS SDK, which is used by many apps for login purposes.

Mac Rumors
Jul 10, 2020

Apple Recloses 11 Stores in Southern California, Maryland, Ohio, and Tennessee
Apple is reclosing 11 additional retail stores in the U.S. because of local increases in coronavirus infections. As reported by 9to5Mac, the stores are located in California, Maryland, Ohio, and Tennessee, and add to the two stores that temporarily closed earlier this week, bringing the total Apple retail store reclosures in the country to 91.

Mac Rumors
Jul 10, 2020

Tom Hanks WWII Movie 'Greyhound' Debuts on Apple TV
Apple TV today debuted "Greyhound," the highly anticipated Second World War movie starromg Tom Hanks as a naval officer given command of Navy destroyer Greyhound in the Battle of the Atlantic.

Mac Rumors
Jul 10, 2020

Kuo: Apple Silicon Macs to Include 13-inch MacBook Pro and MacBook Air This Year, 14.1-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro Models Next Year
At last month's WWDC, Apple officially announced that its Mac computers will be transitioned from Intel x86 to homegrown Apple Silicon chips. Apple said it plans to deliver the first ?Apple Silicon? Mac by the end of the year and complete the transition in about two years.

Mac Rumors
Jul 10, 2020

Leaker: 'iPhone 12 Pro' to Come With 6GB of RAM
Later this year, Apple is expected to release four OLED iPhones in three display sizes, including 5.4, 6.7, and two 6.1-inch models. Rumors suggest the 6.7-inch iPhone and one 6.1-inch model will be higher-end devices, and now leaker @L0vetodream has corroborated previous rumors about the internal specs of Apple's upcoming lineup. General 4GB

— ????? (@L0vetodream) July 9, 2020

Mac Rumors
Jul 09, 2020

Apple Pay Promo Offers 50% Off Snapfish Purchases
Apple's latest Apple Pay promotion provides 50 percent off when purchasing custom photo books, cards, and more from Snapfish with promo code APPLEPAY.

Mac Rumors
Jul 09, 2020

iOS 14 Home Screen Changes: App Library, Widgets, Hiding Apps and More
Apple in iOS 14 redesigned the Home Screen for the first time in a long time, introducing an App Library that lets you hide apps, widgets that can be placed among apps, and more.

Mac Rumors
Jul 09, 2020

Apple's Worldwide Mac Shipments Up in Q2 2020 Amid Overall PC Market Growth
Apple's worldwide Mac shipments were up 5.1 percent during the second quarter of 2020, according to new PC shipping estimates shared this afternoon by Gartner.

Mac Rumors
Jul 09, 2020

Hands-On With tvOS 14: Picture in Picture, 4K YouTube, HomeKit and More
Apple at WWDC introduced a new version of tvOS, the software that's designed to run on the fourth and fifth-generation Apple TV models. tvOS updates are often more minor in scale than iOS, watchOS, and macOS updates, but tvOS 14 has some useful new features.

Mac Rumors
Jul 09, 2020

Belkin Launches New Special Edition Boost Wireless Chargers
Belkin today added to its lineup of wireless chargers with a range of new special Boost Charge wireless charging options.

Mac Rumors
Jul 09, 2020

Apple Updates iWork Apps for Mac for iBooks Author Transition, YouTube and Vimeo Embeds [Update: iWork for iOS Apps Updated Too]
Apple today updated its iWork apps for the Mac to version 10.1, introducing new features for Pages, Keynote, and Numbers.

Mac Rumors
Jul 09, 2020

Apple Seeds First Betas of iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 to Public Beta Testers
Apple today seeded the first public betas of upcoming iOS and iPadOS 14 updates to its public beta testing group, two weeks after first providing the updates to developers after the WWDC keynote and a day after seeding the second developer betas.

Mac Rumors
Jul 09, 2020

Apple Seeds GM Betas of iOS and iPadOS 13.6 to Developers for Testing Purposes
Apple today seeded the final betas of upcoming iOS and iPadOS 13.6 updates to developers, a week and a half after seeding the third betas and over a month after releasing iOS/?iPadOS? 13.5 with Exposure Notification API, Face ID updates, Group FaceTime changes, and more.

Mac Rumors
Jul 09, 2020

Apple Seeds GM Betas of iOS and iPadOS 13.6 to Developers for Testing Purposes [Update: Public Beta Available]
Apple today seeded the final betas of upcoming iOS and iPadOS 13.6 updates to developers, a week and a half after seeding the third betas and over a month after releasing iOS/?iPadOS? 13.5 with Exposure Notification API, Face ID updates, Group FaceTime changes, and more.

Mac Rumors
Jul 09, 2020

Apple Seeds First Beta of tvOS 14 to Public Beta Testers
Apple today seeded the first beta of an upcoming tvOS 14 software update to its public beta testing group, allowing non-developers to try the software ahead of its fall public release.

Mac Rumors
Jul 09, 2020

Apple Seeds Fourth Beta of Upcoming macOS Catalina 10.15.6 Update to Developers
Apple today seeded the fourth beta of an upcoming macOS Catalina 10.15.6 update to developers for testing purposes, a week and a half releasing the third beta and over a month after releasing macOS Catalina 10.15.5 with battery health management features for Macs.

Mac Rumors
Jul 09, 2020

Apple Seeds Fourth Beta of Upcoming macOS Catalina 10.15.6 Update to Developers [Update: Public Beta Available]
Apple today seeded the fourth beta of an upcoming macOS Catalina 10.15.6 update to developers for testing purposes, a week and a half releasing the third beta and over a month after releasing macOS Catalina 10.15.5 with battery health management features for Macs.

Mac Rumors
Jul 09, 2020

Apple Seeds GM Version of watchOS 6.2.8 to Developers
Apple today seeded the golden master version of an upcoming watchOS 6.2.8 update to developers, a week and a half after releasing the third beta and a over month after releasing the watchOS 6.2.5 update with new Pride Apple Watch faces.

Mac Rumors
Jul 09, 2020

Apple Seeds GM Version of tvOS 13.4.8 Update to Developers
Apple today seeded the golden master version of an upcoming tvOS 13.4.8 update to developers for testing purposes, a week and a half after seeding the third tvOS 13.4.8 beta and more a month after the release of the tvOS 13.4.5 update. The GM version represents the final version of tvOS 13.4.8 that will be released to the public.

Mac Rumors
Jul 09, 2020

Apple Seeds GM Version of tvOS 13.4.8 Update to Developers [Update: Public Beta Available]
Apple today seeded the golden master version of an upcoming tvOS 13.4.8 update to developers for testing purposes, a week and a half after seeding the third tvOS 13.4.8 beta and more a month after the release of the tvOS 13.4.5 update. The GM version represents the final version of tvOS 13.4.8 that will be released to the public.

Mac Rumors
Jul 09, 2020

Should I Buy an Intel Mac Today or Wait to Buy an Arm-Based Mac?
Apple at this year's Worldwide Developers Conference announced its intention to transition away from Intel processors to Macs powered by its own Apple Silicon chips starting in late 2020. Apple says that by using its own Arm-based processors, it will be able to build better Macs that will boast better performance while also being more energy efficient.

Mac Rumors
Jul 09, 2020

Epic's 'Live Link Face' Leverages ARKit and iPhone's TrueDepth Camera for Real-Time Facial Animation
Epic Games has launched a new iOS app, Live Link Face, that lets creators using the company's Unreal Engine game engine leverage Apple's ARKit platform and the iPhone's TrueDepth camera to capture and stream facial expressions for real-time rendering (via The Verge).

Mac Rumors
Jul 09, 2020

MacRumors Exclusive: Get 50% Off Your First Year of the 1Password Individual Plan ($17.94 for the Year)
MacRumors and password management platform 1Password have partnered up to offer our readers 50 percent off their first year of the 1Password Individual plan. Only new 1Password users will be able to claim the discount.

Mac Rumors
Jul 09, 2020

Apple Launches New Educational Curricula for Develop in Swift and Everyone Can Code
Apple today announced significant enhancements for its Develop in Swift and Everyone Can Code educational programs, delivering free curricula and a new Develop in Swift online course to help teachers get up to speed for teaching app development in Swift.

Mac Rumors
Jul 09, 2020

Deals: Get the 64GB Cellular iPad Mini 5 for $449 ($80 Off)
Apple's iPad mini 5 with 64GB of storage and cellular support is on sale for $449.00 today on TigerDirect, down from $529.00. This sale is among the lowest we've ever tracked for this version of the iPad mini 5, and the best available online right now.

Mac Rumors
Jul 09, 2020

Fujifilm Releases Webcam Software for macOS
Fujifilm has released its software for Mac that enables its X-series mirrorless cameras to be used as high-quality webcams.

Mac Rumors
Jul 08, 2020

Apple's Arm-Based Macs With Apple Silicon Chips Will Support Thunderbolt
Apple is working on Macs that use its custom Apple-designed Apple Silicon chips instead of Intel chips, but Apple has committed to continuing to support Thunderbolt, reports The Verge.

Mac Rumors
Jul 08, 2020

Testing Sonnet's Fusion Flex J3i Mount With the Mac Pro
Sonnet earlier this year announced the launch of the Fusion Flex J3i internal drive mount, which is designed to let users add up to three SATA storage drives to the 2019 Mac Pro.

Mac Rumors
Jul 08, 2020

Apple Launches Back to School Promotion in Europe, Asia, Mexico and the Middle East
Apple today launched its annual Back to School promotion in Mexico, most countries in Europe, some countries in Asia, and the Middle East providing qualifying higher education students and educators with free AirPods when purchasing an eligible Mac or iPad.

Mac Rumors
Jul 08, 2020

Apple Stores Now Offering 'Shop With a Specialist' Appointments
Apple retail stores are now accepting appointments from customers who want to book a time at a local store to make a purchase with the one-on-one help of an Apple specialist, similar to Genius Bar reservations.

Mac Rumors
Jul 08, 2020

Apple Shares Inside Look at Upcoming WWII Movie 'Greyhound' With Tom Hanks
Apple today shared an "inside look" trailer for upcoming Apple TV movie "Greyhound" starring Tom Hanks. The trailer, narrated by Tom Hanks, explains some of the background of the Battle of the Atlantic that the movie explores.

Mac Rumors
Jul 08, 2020

Samsung to Follow Apple and Stop Offering Power Adapters With Smartphones Next Year
Samsung does not plan to include chargers in the boxes of some of its smartphones starting in 2021, according to Korean site ETnews (via The Verge).

Mac Rumors
Jul 08, 2020

Analyst Believes iPhone 12 Pricing Will Start $50 Higher Even Without EarPods or Charger in Box
Despite multiple reports indicating that Apple will not include EarPods or a wall charger with iPhone 12 models this year, one analyst believes that pricing will still increase slightly compared to the iPhone 11 lineup.

Mac Rumors
Jul 08, 2020

Apple Shares New 'Behind the Mac' Video Featuring James Blake
Apple this morning shared a new video in its "Behind the Mac" series, which provides a look into the Apple tools used by musician James Blake to create his work.

Mac Rumors
Jul 08, 2020

OWC's ThunderBay Flex 8 Storage and Expansion Tower for Macs Now Available
Popular Mac accessory maker OWC today announced the launch of its ThunderBay Flex 8 tower for media professionals, offering eight drive bays, a handful of ports for connecting peripherals, and a PCIe slot for expansion capabilities, all connected to your Mac over Thunderbolt 3.

Mac Rumors
Jul 08, 2020

14-Inch MacBook Pro With Mini-LED Display Expected to Enter Production in 2021
Apple suppliers will begin competing to win manufacturing orders for new 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models with Mini-LED displays in the first quarter of 2021, according to Taiwanese research firm TrendForce.

Mac Rumors
Jul 08, 2020

Intel Shares Details on Thunderbolt 4, Launching Later This Year
Intel today shared some new details on the upcoming launch of Thunderbolt 4, which is set debut later this year.

Mac Rumors
Jul 08, 2020

Apple's Independent iPhone Repair Program Adds More U.S. Locations and Expands to Canada and Europe
Apple today announced that over 140 more repair businesses are now participating in its Independent Repair Provider Program in the United States. The program, launched in August 2019, is also being expanded to Canada and Europe.

Mac Rumors
Jul 08, 2020

Amazon's Alexa App Gains 'Hands-Free' Voice Activation Feature
Amazon is making it possible to use Alexa "hands free" from within its Alexa mobile app for iOS, reports TechCrunch.

Mac Rumors
Jul 08, 2020

Apple Stores in Victoria, Australia to Reclose Following Return of Lockdown
Four Apple stores in Victoria, Australia are set to reclose for up to six weeks from July 9, following a spike in coronavirus infections in the state.

Mac Rumors
Jul 08, 2020

Some iPhone Users Report Significant Battery Drain Due to Music App Background Activity
A significant minority of iPhone users have taken to Apple's Support Communities to report battery drain issues related to the Music app and high levels of background activity.

Mac Rumors
Jul 08, 2020

Some iPhone Users Report Significant Battery Drain Due to Music App Background Activity in iOS 13.5.1
A significant minority of iPhone users have taken to Apple's Support Communities and Reddit to report battery drain issues largely related to the Music app and high levels of background activity.

Mac Rumors
Jul 07, 2020

iPhone 12 Sizes Compared with iPhone SE, 7, 8, SE 2, X, 11, 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max
Apple is planning on launching the iPhone 12 this fall which is rumored to be coming in 3 different sizes: 5.4", 6.1" and 6.7". The middle size (6.1") matches up with the currently shipping iPhone 11, but the other two sizes will be entirely new.

Mac Rumors
Jul 07, 2020

iPhone 12 Sizes Compared with iPhone SE, 7, 8, SE 2, X, 11, 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max [Update]
Apple is planning on launching the iPhone 12 this fall which is rumored to be coming in 3 different sizes: 5.4", 6.1" and 6.7". The middle size (6.1") matches up with the currently shipping iPhone 11, but the other two sizes will be entirely new.

Mac Rumors
Jul 07, 2020

Apple Pay Could Be Used to Make Payments With QR Codes in the Future
Code in iOS 14 suggests that Apple is working on a feature that would let users make payments with Apple Pay by scanning a QR code or barcode with the iPhone camera.

Mac Rumors
Jul 07, 2020

Anker Launches New eufyCam 2 Pro 2K Camera With HomeKit Secure Video Support
Anker today announced the launch of the eufyCam 2 Pro, a new home security camera available under the company's eufy brand.

Mac Rumors
Jul 07, 2020

Everything New in iOS 14 Beta 2: New Calendar Icon, Files Widget and More
Apple today released the second beta of iOS 14 to developers for testing purposes, tweaking and refining some of the features that are coming in the update. Below, we've rounded up all of the changes that we found in the second beta.
- The clock icon has also been slightly tweaked with a bolder font and thicker hour and minute hands.

Mac Rumors
Jul 07, 2020

HomePod Beta 2 Adds Option to Select New Default Services for Music, Podcasts and Audiobooks
Apple has provided HomePod beta software to a selection of AppleSeed testers, and today released a second version of the ?HomePod? update alongside iOS 14 beta 2.

Mac Rumors
Jul 07, 2020

Apple Seeds Second Betas of iOS and iPadOS 14 to Developers
Apple today seeded the second beta of iOS 14 to developers for testing purposes, one week after seeding the first beta following the WWDC keynote.

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