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Mac Rumors
Nov 23, 2020

Apple M1 Hands-On Comparison: MacBook Air vs. MacBook Pro vs. Mac Mini
Apple's M1 Macs are out in the wild now, but ahead of the holidays, you might still be trying to figure out which one to pick up, either for yourself or as a gift for someone else. We've got all three of the new Macs available, so we thought we'd give MacRumors readers a hands-on overview of each machine in our latest YouTube video.

Mac Rumors
Nov 23, 2020

Video Demos Performance Differences Between 8GB and 16GB Apple M1 MacBook Pro
All of the M1 Mac models use the same M1 chip, so the upgrade options are limited to SSD storage space and RAM. We haven't seen many comparisons that demonstrate the difference between a machine with 8GB RAM and the upgraded 16GB RAM option, but Max Tech today shared a video highlighting the performance between an 8GB MacBook Pro and a 16GB MacBook Pro.

Mac Rumors
Nov 23, 2020

Anker's Black Friday Sale Begins With Many Discounts on Portable Batteries, USB-C Accessories, and More
Anker today began discounting a wide variety of accessories as part of its Black Friday sales. This includes notable markdowns on portable batteries, wall chargers, Lightning cables, Bluetooth speakers, Eufy's smart home products, and more.

Mac Rumors
Nov 23, 2020

Apple Extends Deadline Requiring Apps Offering Virtual Group Events to Use In-App Purchases
Apple in September tweaked its App Store rules surrounding in-app purchase requirements for realtime experiences, and as a result, apps that offer virtual events for more than a single person must use in-app purchases.

Mac Rumors
Nov 23, 2020

Apple Shutting Down App Store Connect From December 23 to December 27
Apple shuts down App Store Connect for a week around the holidays each year in an effort to give ?App Store? staff time off from work. This year, ?App Store? Connect will be unavailable from December 23 to December 27.

Mac Rumors
Nov 23, 2020

iPad Pro Said to Adopt OLED Displays in Late 2021 Following Mini-LED Model in Early 2021
Korean website The Elec today claimed that Apple plans to release at least one iPad Pro model with a Mini-LED display in the first half of 2021, as has been widely rumored for many months, but the report added an interesting new twist.

Mac Rumors
Nov 23, 2020

Black Friday Spotlight: Target Begins Week-Long Sale With Deals on iPhone 12, Powerbeats Pro, and More
We've been tracking early Black Friday deals in our dedicated Black Friday Roundup, and in an effort to prepare our readers for the big shopping event we're highlighting sales store-by-store in the lead-up to November 27.

Mac Rumors
Nov 23, 2020

Waze Integration With CarPlay Dashboard in Beta Testing
Waze will soon integrate with Apple CarPlay's multiscreen dashboard, according to beta testers on the MacRumors forums.

Mac Rumors
Nov 23, 2020

Sonos Discounting Speakers, Sound Bars, and More for Black Friday (Up to $200 Off)
Sonos recently began its Black Friday sale, with new discounts on its speakers, sound bars, and more. These sales take up to $200 off Sonos' products, and also include a few combo sets if you're looking to set up a home audio entertainment area.

Mac Rumors
Nov 23, 2020

iPhone Assembler Pegatron Reportedly Readies $150m Investment in India
Apple assembly partner Pegatron's board of directors is said to have approved a proposal to spend $150 million to build a manufacturing plant in India.

Mac Rumors
Nov 23, 2020

Apple Offering Up to $150 Gift Card With Select Products on Black Friday Through Cyber Monday
Apple has announced its annual four-day shopping event, offering customers up to a $150 Apple Store gift card with the purchase of select products between Black Friday and Cyber Monday in the United States.

Mac Rumors
Nov 23, 2020

Twitter Bug Lets Fleets Be Viewed and Downloaded Long After Expiration
Twitter's new ephemeral tweets, or "fleets," have been hit by a bug that allows them to be accessed long after their supposed 24-hour expiration time, less than a week after the feature launched.

Mac Rumors
Nov 23, 2020

Safari Translation Feature Reportedly Working in Additional Countries
Apple appears to be rolling out its Safari webpage translation to more countries. According to iPhoneSoft, iOS users in France have reported gaining access to the feature, and tips sent to MacRumors suggest Mac users in Sweden are also seeing it show up for the first time.

Mac Rumors
Nov 22, 2020

Apple Provides Instructions to Fix macOS Reinstallation Errors on M1 Macs
Shortly after the launch of Apple's new M1 Macs, we saw reports that attempts to restore and reinstall macOS on those machines right away could result in an installation error that would leave your Mac non-functional.

Mac Rumors
Nov 22, 2020

Black Friday Week Kicks Off With Up to $150 Savings on 2020 iPad Pro
As we head into Black Friday week, we're seeing some of the best deals of the season so far, with Amazon and Best Buy today discounting the latest iPad Pro models by up to $150 at the lowest prices we've ever tracked on these models.

Mac Rumors
Nov 22, 2020

Rumor Claims iOS 15 to Drop Support for iPhone 6s and Original iPhone SE
Apple will drop support for the iPhone SE, iPhone 6s, and ?iPhone? 6s Plus in next year's release of iOS 15, according to a rumor shared today by Israeli site The Verifier.

Mac Rumors
Nov 22, 2020

iFixit Shares iPhone 12 Pro Max Teardown Revealing L-Shaped Battery and Bigger Camera Module
In the last of its iPhone 12 series teardowns, iFixit has published its iPhone 12 Pro Max disassembly, which reveals some unique differences in the design of the internals, including the full extent of the larger camera system responsible for the improved low-light performance on Apple's largest iPhone to date.

Mac Rumors
Nov 22, 2020

Universal Electronics Offers Alternative Apple TV Remote to Cable Companies
Universal Electronics has announced its own take on Apple's divisive Apple TV Remote that's "specifically developers and designed" for cable, satellite, and MVPD (multichannel video program distributor) customers, according to the company (via The Verge).

Mac Rumors
Nov 21, 2020

Black Friday 2020: Best Apple Deals to Plan For
In the lead-up to Black Friday next week, we've been putting a spotlight on the best deals coming from various retailers like Best Buy and Walmart. In an effort to further prepare our readers for the best Black Friday deals, we're breaking down what we think should be on your radar for Black Friday in 2020.

Mac Rumors
Nov 21, 2020

Top Stories: Apple M1 Macs and HomePod Mini Launch, iOS 14.2.1 Bug Fixes for iPhone 12, App Store Fee Changes
It was a week full of unboxings this week, with Apple's new M1-based Macs and the HomePod mini making their way into customers' hands for the first time. We're seeing impressive performance from all of the new products, and it'll be super interesting what Apple is able to do with its higher-powered Macs as the transition to Apple Silicon continues.

Mac Rumors
Nov 21, 2020

Windows Migration Assistant Updated for macOS Big Sur
Apple overnight updated its Windows Migration Assistant software to include compatibility with macOS Big Sur.

Mac Rumors
Nov 20, 2020

Astropad and Luna Display Updated With M1 Mac Support
Astropad today announced that its Luna Display and Astropad software have been updated with support for Apple's new M1 Macs.
Check out this video of Luna Display running on the M1 MacBook Air streaming in Mac to Mac mode, it's like butter! pic.twitter.com/67i4uTgWQr

— ?? Astropad (@Astropad) November 17, 2020

Mac Rumors
Nov 20, 2020

Leather Sleeve for iPhone 12 Models Now Available From Apple
Apple today began selling the Leather Sleeve for the new iPhone 12 models, with the accessory having first been announced alongside the updated iPhones in October.

Mac Rumors
Nov 20, 2020

Deals: Nomad's Early Black Friday Sale Takes 30% Off Sitewide Through December 2
Nomad today kicked off its Black Friday sale, which will run through Tuesday, December 2. During this time, the entire Nomad site will be 30 percent off and no code will be needed to take advantage of the discount.

Mac Rumors
Nov 20, 2020

Craig Federighi: Native Windows on M1 Macs is 'Really up to Microsoft'
Following the release of the M1 Macs Apple executives have been doing interviews with a range of publications, and today, Ars Technica published another interview with software engineering chief Craig Federighi, hardware technologies lead Johny Srouji, and marketing VP Greg Joswiak.

Mac Rumors
Nov 20, 2020

Chrome for M1 Macs Runs Up to 80% Faster Than Rosetta 2 Version
Google earlier this week released a version of Chrome designed specifically for Apple's M1 Macs, and those with a new MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, or Mac mini will want to download the Apple Silicon specific version of Chrome because it's going to run faster than the x86 version working through Rosetta 2.

Mac Rumors
Nov 20, 2020

MacRumors Giveaway: Win 30W and 65W USB-C Power Adapters From RAVPower
For this week's giveaway, we've teamed up with RAVPower to offer MacRumors readers a chance to win a set of power adapters that are perfect for Apple's newest iPhones that don't come with chargers and Apple's latest M1 Macs.

Mac Rumors
Nov 20, 2020

Anker's eufyCam 2 Pro Camera With HomeKit Secure Video Now Available From Apple
Apple retail locations and Apple's online store now offer Anker's eufyCam 2 Pro, a home security camera that supports Apple's HomeKit Secure Video feature.

Mac Rumors
Nov 20, 2020

Apple Lists M1-Based Mac Mini Logic Boards With 10 Gigabit Ethernet in Internal Parts Ordering System
While the new Mac mini with the M1 chip is only available with Gigabit Ethernet, Apple has listed multiple M1-based Mac mini logic boards with 10 Gigabit Ethernet in an internal parts list for Apple Authorized Service Providers.

Mac Rumors
Nov 20, 2020

Apple Software Chief Craig Federighi Defends App Tracking Transparency Feature
Following Apple's confirmation that it still plans to introduce a new App Tracking Transparency feature that will let users know when companies want to track them across apps and websites, which has attracted criticism from companies such as Facebook, Craig Federighi has explained more about the rationale behind the change to The Independent.

Mac Rumors
Nov 20, 2020

OWC's Upcoming Thunderbolt Hub Adds More Thunderbolt 3 Ports to Your Mac
OWC has announced that its upcoming Thunderbolt Hub will be compatible with all Apple M1 and Intel Macs equipped with Thunderbolt 3 ports and running macOS Big Sur, offering users the ability to expand the number of available Thunderbolt ports.

Mac Rumors
Nov 20, 2020

Xbox Series X Controller Support Coming to Apple Devices
Apple and Microsoft are working on adding support for the Xbox Series X controller to Apple devices, according to an Apple Support page spotted by a Reddit user.

Mac Rumors
Nov 20, 2020

Apple Reiterates 'Enormous Potential' of AR, Hints at 'Devices That May Exist Tomorrow'
In a recent interview with CNET's Scott Stein, Apple's head of augmented reality and virtual reality initiatives Mike Rockwell said AR has "enormous potential" across both "devices that exist today" and "devices that may exist tomorrow."

Mac Rumors
Nov 20, 2020

Deals: Get Up to $100 Off Apple's 2020 iPad Pro Lineup
There are a number of solid discounts happening this week for Apple's latest iPad Pro models, as well as for the 2020 iPad Air. Amazon has the most sales for these tablets, with prices starting at $749.99 for the 128GB Wi-Fi 11-inch iPad Pro.

Mac Rumors
Nov 20, 2020

$799 M1 MacBook Air With 128GB Storage for Education Institutions Spotted Online
A new configuration of the M1 MacBook Air with 128GB of storage and a lower $799 price has today been spotted on Apple's U.S. Education Institution Hardware and Software Price List.

Mac Rumors
Nov 20, 2020

First HomePod Jailbreak Stokes Speculation About Smart Speaker's Hacking Potential
The team behind the "Checkra1n" jailbreaking tool for iOS claims to have used it to successfully jailbreak Apple's HomePod, although it's unclear what that could mean for the smart speaker in terms of hacking potential.
Huge thanks to @DanyL931 for helping to get this running. pic.twitter.com/FjH7253RFR

— L1ngL1ng (@_L1ngL1ng_)

Mac Rumors
Nov 20, 2020

Today at Apple Launches 'Make Your Holiday' Project Book and Virtual Creative Sessions
Apple has launched a new Today at Apple program called "Make Your Holiday," aimed at getting users of all ages to create unique festive gifts using their Apple devices.

Mac Rumors
Nov 20, 2020

Apps for Customizing iOS 14 Home Screens Installed on 15% of US iPhones
With the launch of iOS 14 in September, Apple introduced Home Screen widgets for the first time, ushering in an unprecedented wave of customization for the iPhone.

Mac Rumors
Nov 19, 2020

Apple Offers Instructions on What to Do if macOS Big Sur Causes Installation Errors on 2013 and 2014 MacBook Pro
Following the release of macOS Big Sur last week, a number of 2013 and 2014 MacBook Pro owners found that the update bricked their machines. Affected users saw their Macs get stuck displaying a black screen after attempting to install the new software.

Mac Rumors
Nov 19, 2020

Watch Apple's M1 MacBook Pro Obliterate 2020 Intel MacBook Pro in Speed Tests
Apple's first M1 Macs have defied expectations and are more powerful than anyone expected, handily beating out many other Intel Macs that Apple is continuing to sell. We've seen endless speed tests, but we thought we'd pit the M1 13-inch MacBook Pro against the model that it's replacing, the 2020 13-inch MacBook Pro with 1.4GHz quad-core Core i5 processor, Intel Iris Plus Graphics 645, and 8GB RAM.

Mac Rumors
Nov 19, 2020

iFixit Teardown: M1 MacBook Pro and MacBook Air Internals Nearly Identical to Intel Models
iFixit today shared a teardown overview of the new MacBook Air and MacBook Pro, giving us a peek at what's under the hood. For the most part, these machines look the same as older Intel MacBooks inside, but there are a few highlights.

Mac Rumors
Nov 19, 2020

Apple Black Friday 2020: Deals on Macs, iPhones, iPads, and Apple Watches
Black Friday is next week many retailers have already started sales. Make sure to check out our Black Friday roundup.

Mac Rumors
Nov 19, 2020

Apple Releases Safari Technology Preview 116 With Bug Fixes and Performance Improvements
Apple today released a new update for Safari Technology Preview, the experimental browser Apple first introduced four years ago in March 2016. Apple designed the ?Safari Technology Preview? to test features that may be introduced into future release versions of Safari.

Mac Rumors
Nov 19, 2020

Apple and Verizon Debut '5G Fleet Swap' Enterprise iPhone Trade-In Program
Verizon today announced the launch of the "5G Fleet Swap," a new program that's designed to allow enterprise customers to trade in their entire fleet of smartphones and upgrade to an iPhone 12 for zero upfront cost.

Mac Rumors
Nov 19, 2020

Apple Releases Revised Version of macOS 11.0.1 Big Sur
Apple today released a revised version of macOS 11.0.1 Big Sur, which appears to be available for some Mac users who had not previously installed the macOS 11.0.1 update.

Mac Rumors
Nov 19, 2020

Neo-Noir Psychological Thriller 'Losing Alice' Launching on Apple TV on January 22
Apple today announced that upcoming neo-noir psychological thriller "Losing Alice" will debut on Apple TV on Friday, January 22. The first three episodes will premiere on that date, with the final five episodes following weekly.

Mac Rumors
Nov 19, 2020

Apple Confirms Commitment to App Tracking Transparency in Letter Condemning Facebook's Data Collection
Apple in iOS 14 is planning to introduce a new App Tracking Transparency feature that will let users know when companies want to track them across apps and website. Following outcry from developers like Facebook and ad networks unprepared for the change, Apple delayed the implementation of the anti-tracking functionality until early 2021.

Mac Rumors
Nov 19, 2020

Apple Confirms Commitment to App Tracking Transparency in Letter Condemning Facebook's Data Collection [Updated]
Apple in iOS 14 is planning to introduce a new App Tracking Transparency feature that will let users know when companies want to track them across apps and website. Following outcry from developers like Facebook and ad networks unprepared for the change, Apple delayed the implementation of the anti-tracking functionality until early 2021.

Mac Rumors
Nov 19, 2020

Apple Releases iOS 14.2.1 With Fix for Text Message Bug and iPhone 12 Mini Lock Screen Issues
Apple today released iOS 14.2.1, a bug fix update that comes two weeks after the launch of iOS 14.2 and is available for Apple's new iPhone 12 models.

Mac Rumors
Nov 19, 2020

Google Bringing Stadia Cloud Gaming Service to iOS Through Web App
Google today announced that Stadia, its cloud gaming service, will be coming to iPhone and iPad in the near future through an upcoming web app. Since launch, Google has not been able to bring Stadia to iOS devices because of Apple's restrictions on cloud gaming services.

Mac Rumors
Nov 19, 2020

Joanna Stern and John Gruber Discuss Apple M1 Transition and 'Craptastic' 720p FaceTime Cameras
In a new interview for CNBC, The Wall Street Journal's Joanna Stern and Daring Fireball's John Gruber discussed their thoughts about Apple's transition to Apple Silicon with the M1 and showed a real-world comparison of the new MacBook Pro's 720p camera.

Mac Rumors
Nov 19, 2020

Wireless CarPlay Expands to More New Vehicles Amid Rumors of Portless iPhone Next Year
Hyundai continues to expand wireless CarPlay and Android Auto to more of its vehicle models, including the 2021 Elantra, which began arriving to dealerships in the United States and Canada earlier this month. The new Elantra is available with up to two 10.25-inch displays — one for the digital cluster and one for infotainment options like wireless CarPlay.

Mac Rumors
Nov 19, 2020

Black Friday Spotlight: Walmart Will Have AirPods Pro Down to Lowest Price of $169, and More Apple Deals
We've been tracking early Black Friday deals in our dedicated Black Friday Roundup, and in an effort to prepare our readers for the big shopping event we're highlighting sales store-by-store in the lead-up to November 27.

Mac Rumors
Nov 19, 2020

Apple TV Getting New Film About Creation of 'Tetris' Starring Taron Egerton
Apple has secured the rights to an upcoming "Tetris" film that will explore the elaborate story behind the iconic tile-matching video game, according to Deadline. Filming is expected to begin in early December in Scotland.

Mac Rumors
Nov 19, 2020

GeForce NOW Games Available on iOS Devices Through Safari, Fortnite Coming Soon
GeForce NOW, NVIDIA's streaming gaming service, today announced the launch of Safari integration, which will bring Fortnite and other games to Apple's iOS devices through the Safari browser.

Mac Rumors
Nov 19, 2020

Apple Donating 2,500 Devices to Boys and Girls Clubs Across the U.S.
Apple today issued a press release highlighting its partnership with Boys and Girls Clubs, looking in particular at how the Atlantic City club has integrated Apple programs and technologies.

Mac Rumors
Nov 19, 2020

BOE Fails Apple's OLED Panel Validation for Second Time This Year
Chinese display maker BOE has reportedly failed yet again to secure a supply order from Apple for OLED panels for iPhones.

Mac Rumors
Nov 19, 2020

Apple Announces Winners of Second Annual Apple Music Awards
Apple has announced the winners of the second annual Apple Music Awards, which recognize "the best and boldest musicians of 2020 and their enormous impact on global culture."

Mac Rumors
Nov 19, 2020

New Quicken 6.0 Universal App 'Twice as Fast on Apple Silicon'
Quicken has released version 6.0 of its popular finance and budgeting software that's twice as fast on Apple Silicon, according to the press release.

Mac Rumors
Nov 18, 2020

Apple Expected to Use TSMC's Advanced 5nm and 4nm Technologies for Future iPhone Chips, Likely Macs Too
While the A14 Bionic chip in iPhone 12 models was the first chip in the smartphone industry to be manufactured based on a 5nm process, Apple and its chipmaking partner TSMC are reportedly pushing ahead on even smaller nodes.

Mac Rumors
Nov 18, 2020

CrossOver Allows x86 Windows Apps to Run on Apple M1 Macs
Codeweavers posted a blog post and video tonight showing off CrossOver running on an Apple M1 MacBook Air. This video shows Team Fortress 2 running on a new M1 ?MacBook Air?:

Mac Rumors
Nov 18, 2020

Apple Fitness Likely Coming in iOS 14.3 and watchOS 7.2
Apple promised that its new Fitness service would launch before the end of the year, and it appears that the feature will be added to iOS 14.3 and watchOS 7.2.

Mac Rumors
Nov 18, 2020

Apple Releases Revised Version of iOS 14.2 for iPhone 12 Owners
Apple appears to have released a revised version of iOS 14.2 that's available to those who have an iPhone 12 device and who have not previously installed the iOS 14.2 update.

Mac Rumors
Nov 18, 2020

Halide Developer Does Deep Dive Into iPhone 12 Pro Max Photographic Capabilities
The iPhone 12 Pro Max is Apple's most expensive and most advanced iPhone this year, offering camera technology that's not present in any of the other iPhones in the 2020 lineup. The ?iPhone 12 Pro? Max features a larger sensor for the wide-angle camera, DSLR-like stabilization, and a longer telephoto lens.

Mac Rumors
Nov 18, 2020

Google Revamps Google Pay, Plans New Mobile-First 'Plex' Bank Accounts
Google today announced a total overhaul of its Google Pay apps designed for iOS and Android devices, with a new emphasis on keeping track of finances and managing financial relationships with people and businesses.

Mac Rumors
Nov 18, 2020

Apple M1 Tidbits: Running iOS Apps With .IPAs, Running x86 Homebrew Apps, Accessing macOS Recovery and More
Apple's New M1 Macs began arriving to customers earlier this week, and since the M1 Apple Silicon is an entirely new chip architecture that's a major departure from the Intel chips that Apple has used for years, there's a lot to learn about the new machines.

Mac Rumors
Nov 18, 2020

Gmail App for iOS Gains iOS 14 Widget Support
Google today updated its Gmail app designed for the iPhone and the iPad, introducing a new widget that can be added to the Today center alongside other widgets or to the Home Screen on an ?iPhone?.

Mac Rumors
Nov 18, 2020

Custom App Icons on Home Screen No Longer Route Through Shortcuts App in iOS 14.3 Beta 2
Apple in iOS 14.3 is streamlining the Home Screen customization process by simplifying the way that app shortcuts work. With the launch of iOS 14, users quickly discovered that Shortcuts could be used to replace traditional app icons to create an entirely customized ?Home Screen? look.

Mac Rumors
Nov 18, 2020

Apple Investigating Display Issues With iPhone 12 Models, Including Flickering and Green/Gray Glow
In an internal document obtained by MacRumors, Apple has acknowledged an issue with some iPhone 12 displays exhibiting flickering, a green or gray glow, or other unintended lighting variations under some conditions.

Mac Rumors
Nov 18, 2020

Apple Paying $113 Million to Settle U.S. iPhone Throttling Investigation
Earlier this year, several states launched an investigation into Apple's iPhone "throttling" practices, aiming to determine whether Apple's slowing of older iPhones through power management "violated deceptive trade practice laws."

Mac Rumors
Nov 18, 2020

Deals: Get Apple's M1-Enabled MacBook Pro for $50 Off at Amazon
Amazon today introduced $50 discounts on Apple's new M1-enabled 13-inch MacBook Pros, starting at $1,249.99 for the 256GB model, down from $1,299.00. This is one of the first notable discounts on the new 13-inch MacBook Pro, following savings offered by Expercom earlier in the month, which have now mostly sold out.

Mac Rumors
Nov 18, 2020

Apple Seeds First Beta of Upcoming macOS Big Sur 11.1 Update to Public Beta Testers
Apple todays seeded the first beta of an upcoming macOS Big Sur 11.1 update to public beta testers, with the beta coming a day after the developer release and two weeks after the launch of macOS Big Sur 11.0.1, the release version of the software.

Mac Rumors
Nov 18, 2020

Following Protests, Apple to Allow Peanuts Specials to Air on PBS
Peanuts specials "A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving" and "A Charlie Brown Christmas" will air on broadcast TV after all, with Apple planning to provide them ad-free on PBS and PBS Kids on November 22, 2020 and December 13, 2020, respectively.

Mac Rumors
Nov 18, 2020

Apple Seeds Second Beta of watchOS 7.2 to Developers
Apple today seeded the second beta of an upcoming watchOS 7.2 beta to developers for testing purposes, one week after the release of the first beta and two weeks after the launch of watchOS 7.1.

Mac Rumors
Nov 18, 2020

Apple Seeds Second Beta of tvOS 14.3 Update to Developers
Apple today seeded the second beta of an upcoming tvOS 14.3 update to developers for testing purposes, with the beta coming one week after Apple released the first beta.

Mac Rumors
Nov 18, 2020

Zoom Video Calls Drain Apple M1 MacBook Air Battery by Only 10-13% Per Hour
As more customers get their hands on the first Apple Silicon Macs, we continue to see some interesting performance and battery life tests surface based on real-world usage situations, with the latest including Zoom video calling.

Mac Rumors
Nov 18, 2020

HomePod Mini Teardown Confirms Power Cord Can't Be Removed
Apple's newly released HomePod mini features a USB-C power cord that plugs into a separate power adapter, and there was speculation that the cord could perhaps be removed, but that's not the case.

Mac Rumors
Nov 18, 2020

Apple's Battery Health Management Feature Cannot Be Disabled on Apple Silicon Macs
Apple's battery health management feature cannot be disabled on Apple Silicon Macs, as there is no toggle switch for this in System Preferences on these machines.

Mac Rumors
Nov 18, 2020

App Store Fee Cut Attracts Criticism From Major Developers Like Spotify and Epic
A number of industry players, including Spotify, Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney, and Basecamp CTO David Heinemeier Hansson, have today criticized Apple's move to launch a new App Store Small Business Program that will halve App Store fees for small business owners and independent developers (via The Verge).

Mac Rumors
Nov 18, 2020

Mac Mini Teardown Provides Real-World Look at M1 Chip on Smaller Logic Board
A teardown of the new Mac mini has surfaced on the forum eGPU.io (via Reddit), providing us with a real-world look at Apple's new M1 chip, which is soldered onto a much smaller logic board than the one found in the 2018 model of the computer. (Note: At the time of publishing, the eGPU.io forum appears to be experiencing downtime.)

Mac Rumors
Nov 18, 2020

Apple Executives Discuss How Apple Silicon Achieves Steve Jobs' Goal of 'Making the Whole Widget'
In a new interview with Om Malik, Apple's software engineering chief Craig Federighi, marketing chief Greg Joswiak, and chipmaking chief Johny Srouji discussed the motivations behind Apple Silicon, how Apple is able to differentiate itself from its competitors, and why chip specifications are becoming irrelevant.

Mac Rumors
Nov 18, 2020

Pixelmator Pro 2.0 Launches With All-New Design and Native Apple M1 Support
Popular image editor app Pixelmator Pro has released version 2.0 ahead of schedule, bringing an all-new design for macOS Big Sur and native support for Macs powered by Apple's new M1 chip.

Mac Rumors
Nov 18, 2020

Deals: MacBook Air From Early 2020 Discounted to New Low Prices, Starting at $850 for 256GB
Amazon has a batch of discounts on the previous generation MacBook Air, which debuted earlier in 2020. Deals start at $849.99 for the 256GB MacBook Air, down from $999.99.

Mac Rumors
Nov 18, 2020

Firefox 83 for Mac Brings HTTPS-Only Mode, Pinch to Zoom, and Performance Improvements
Mozilla has released Firefox 83 on Mac, bringing new features and improvements, including a new HTTPS-Only Mode, pinch to zoom, and more.

Mac Rumors
Nov 18, 2020

Apple Drops App Store Fees to 15% for All Developers Making Under $1 Million From App Store
Apple today announced the launch of a new App Store Small Business Program that will see the Cupertino company lowering its App Store fees for small business owners and independent developers. Starting on January 1, 2021, all developers who earn less than $1 million from the ?App Store? will pay 15 percent in commission to Apple, down from the standard 30 percent.

Mac Rumors
Nov 18, 2020

PSA: You Can't Output Mac System Audio to Stereo-Paired HomePod Minis, But There Is a Workaround
If you were thinking of buying two HomePod mini speakers to use as a stereo pair with your Mac, you might want to think again. As some users undoubtedly found with the original HomePod, it's not possible to AirPlay to multiple speakers from the menu bar on a Mac.

Mac Rumors
Nov 18, 2020

Apple's MagSafe Duo Charger Unable to Charge iPhones at Full 15-Watt Power
Apple's upcoming MagSafe Duo Charger pairs a ?MagSafe? iPhone charger with an Apple Watch charging puck, but as noted by Bloomberg's Mark Gurman, Apple has recently updated the product description to note that the ?MagSafe? portion of the charger won't charge at the full 15 watts supported by the standalone ?MagSafe? charger.

Mac Rumors
Nov 18, 2020

Deals: Woot Discounts AirPods Pro to $189.99 ($59 Off)
Woot today introduced a new discount on Apple's AirPods Pro, now available for $189.99, down from $249.00. This is the lowest price we've tracked to date for the AirPods Pro, and about $5 better than the previous deal offered by Woot.

Mac Rumors
Nov 17, 2020

Google Releasing New Version of Chrome Optimized for Apple Silicon Macs
With Apple Silicon Macs now out in the wild and in the hands of customers, Google has developed a new version of Chrome that's designed for the machines. Chrome 87, released today, comes in a version that's optimized for Apple Silicon.

Mac Rumors
Nov 17, 2020

Developers Now Able to Create Subscription Codes to Lure New and Returning Subscribers
Apple today informed developers that they can now take advantage of subscription codes, which can be provided to customers to allow them to sign up for subscriptions at a discounted price or for free for a specified duration.

Mac Rumors
Nov 17, 2020

Restoring Apple Silicon M1 Macs Leading to macOS Installation Errors
Several customers who purchased a new Mac with an M1 Apple Silicon app have discovered an issue when attempting to restore the machine, which leads to it becoming non-functional and stuck on error screen that says "An error occurred preparing the update. Failed to personalize the software update."

Mac Rumors
Nov 17, 2020

Apple Releases Second Betas of iOS 14.3 and iPadOS 14.3 to Developers and Public Beta Testers
Apple today seeded the second betas of upcoming iOS 14.3 and iPadOS 14.3 updates to developers and public beta testers for testing purposes, one week after releasing the first betas and two weeks after the launch of iOS and iPadOS 14.2.

Mac Rumors
Nov 17, 2020

Twitter Launches Ephemeral Tweets Called 'Fleets' for All Users
Twitter today announced the worldwide launch of a new ephemeral tweet option called a "Fleet," which will last for 24 hours on the social network before disappearing. Much like stories on Instagram or Facebook, fleets are located at the top of the Twitter timeline.
We have a place for that now—Fleets!

Rolling out to everyone starting today. pic.twitter.com/auQAHXZMfH

— Twitter (@Twitter) November 17, 2020

Mac Rumors
Nov 17, 2020

Hands-On With the New HomePod Mini
Apple's new $99 HomePod mini officially launched yesterday, with the first pre-order purchases arriving to customers and Apple beginning in-store sales. We picked up a new ?HomePod mini? and thought we'd test it out for MacRumors readers who are curious how Apple's smaller HomePod measures up to the original model.

Mac Rumors
Nov 17, 2020

1Password Updated With macOS Big Sur Optimizations and Unlocking With Apple Watch
AgileBits this week announced that it has released a new version of its popular password manager 1Password for Mac with macOS Big Sur optimizations, including a new icon and design tweaks to the password generator and item fields.

Mac Rumors
Nov 17, 2020

Apple CarPlay Gains More EV Charging Info Thanks to Integration With ChargePoint
Electric vehicle charging network ChargePoint today announced integration with CarPlay, which adds new EV charging data to CarPlay-compatible cars. Drivers can look up nearby chargers, check station status, start a session, get directions to the nearest station, and more.

Mac Rumors
Nov 17, 2020

Latest Version of Google Chrome for macOS Big Sur Adds Updated Icon and Other New Features
Google today updated its Chrome browser for macOS to version 87.0.4280.66, introducing an icon change that's meant to make the Chrome browser better fit in with the new macOS Big Sur design.

Mac Rumors
Nov 17, 2020

Watch the M1 Apple Silicon MacBook Air Blaze Through Opening Every Default App
At this point, we've seen enough reviews and benchmarks to know that the Apple Silicon M1 MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, and Mac mini offer incredible performance compared to prior-generation Intel models, but there are still new tests coming out that demonstrate just how impressive Apple's chip really is.

Mac Rumors
Nov 17, 2020

Apple Seeds First Beta of Upcoming macOS Big Sur 11.1 Update to Developers
Apple today seeded the first beta of an upcoming macOS Big Sur 11.1 update to developers for testing purposes, with the beta coming five days after the launch of macOS Big Sur 11.0.1, the release version of the software.

Mac Rumors
Nov 17, 2020

Apple Silicon M1 Compiles Code as Fast as 2019 Mac Pro and With Minimal Battery Life Impact
By now, we've seen many benchmark results and reviews showing the breakthrough performance of Apple's new M1 chip for Macs, but the improvements are even more impressive when coupled with battery life metrics.

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