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Mac Rumors
Jan 18, 2020

Top Stories: AirPods Pro Firmware Changes, Mystery MacBook Filing, 5G iPad Pro?
It was a busy week of rumors as we hit the middle of January, with reports about updates to Face ID in the iPhone 12 lineup later this year, signs of a new Mac notebook coming soon, and word that Apple is working on an iPad Pro with 5G support.

Mac Rumors
Jan 17, 2020

Apple Picks Up New Docuseries Featuring Lin-Manuel Miranda, Spike Lee, Oprah and More
Apple has inked a deal for a docuseries called "Dear..." that profiles famous people using an "inventive and cinematic approach" that involves letters written by people whose lives the celebrities have touched, Apple announced today.

Mac Rumors
Jan 17, 2020

Latest iOS 13.3.1 Beta Includes Toggle for Disabling U1 Ultra Wideband Chip
The second beta of iOS 13.3.1, released earlier this month, includes a toggle for disabling the Ultra Wideband chip in the device.

Mac Rumors
Jan 17, 2020

Amazon Mysteriously Pulls All New Apple Watch Series 4 and Series 5 Listings
Amazon is no longer selling new versions of the Apple Watch Series 4 and Series 5 models through its online store in the United States, with the listings disappearing earlier today.

Mac Rumors
Jan 17, 2020

Amazon Mysteriously Pulls All New Apple Watch Series 4 and Series 5 Listings [Update: Listings Are Back]
Amazon is no longer selling new versions of the Apple Watch Series 4 and Series 5 models through its online store in the United States, with the listings disappearing earlier today.
A few hours after removing all ?Apple Watch? Series 4 and 5 listings, Amazon has returned the products to its online store.

Mac Rumors
Jan 17, 2020

Mac Catalyst App 'Asphalt 9: Legends' Now Available
Asphalt 9: Legends, a game that was ported to the Mac using Apple's Mac Catalyst tools, is now available for download from the Mac App Store.

Mac Rumors
Jan 17, 2020

Apple Opening New Office in Munich, Germany
Apple is expanding its presence in Germany with plans to open a new office building in Munich, Germany, according to German news site Süddeutsche Zeitung.

Mac Rumors
Jan 17, 2020

MacRumors Giveaway: Win Custom-Painted AirPods Pro From ColorWare
For this week's giveaway, we've teamed up with ColorWare to offer MacRumors readers a chance to win custom-painted AirPods Pro, available in dozens of colors.

Mac Rumors
Jan 17, 2020

Tile Decries Apple's iOS 13 Location Tracking Changes, Calls on Congress to 'Level the Playing Field'
Executives from PopSockets, Sonos, Basecamp, and Tile are attending a congressional hearing today to testify in an ongoing antitrust inquiry involving major tech companies like Amazon, Apple, Google, and Facebook, reports The Washington Post.

Mac Rumors
Jan 17, 2020

Tile Decries Apple's iOS 13 Location Tracking Changes, Calls on Congress to 'Level the Playing Field' [Updated]
Executives from PopSockets, Sonos, Basecamp, and Tile are attending a congressional hearing today to testify in an ongoing antitrust inquiry involving major tech companies like Amazon, Apple, Google, and Facebook, reports The Washington Post.

Mac Rumors
Jan 17, 2020

Apple TV Reaches Multi-Year Agreement With 'Veep' and 'Seinfeld' Star Julia Louis-Dreyfus
Apple today announced that it has signed a multi-year agreement with award-winning actress and producer Julia Louis-Dreyfus, who will develop new projects exclusively for Apple TV as both an executive producer and actress.

Mac Rumors
Jan 17, 2020

Meryl Streep to Narrate Animated Short Film About Earth Day for Apple TV
Acclaimed actress Meryl Streep is set to narrate a forthcoming animated short film about Earth Day for Apple TV .

Mac Rumors
Jan 17, 2020

Apple Arcade's New Game This Week is 'Kings of the Castle'
Speed to the rescue in Kings of the Castle, this week's addition to Apple Arcade across iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV. The colorful, family-friendly speed runner game by Frosty Pop supports one to four players.

Mac Rumors
Jan 17, 2020

Review: Zens Liberty Wireless Charger is a Solid AirPower Alternative With Room for Two Qi Devices and Apple Watch
It's been nearly one year since Apple cancelled the AirPower wireless charging mat, which would have allowed you to place your iPhone, Apple Watch, and AirPods anywhere on the mat to wirelessly charge each device. In the subsequent months, numerous third-party companies have stepped forward in an attempt to reproduce this product, and now Zens has released its own take on an AirPower-like device: the Zens Liberty 16 Coils Wireless Charger.

Mac Rumors
Jan 17, 2020

Robin ProLine Becomes First Doorbell to Support HomeKit Secure Video
Dutch company Robin Telecom today announced that its Robin ProLine doorbell is the first to support HomeKit Secure Video, allowing the camera to capture and store recordings securely in iCloud.

Mac Rumors
Jan 17, 2020

First Season of Critically Acclaimed Show 'Little America' Now Available to Stream on Apple TV
The entire first season of "Little America," an immigrant anthology series created by Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon, is now available to stream on Apple TV .

Mac Rumors
Jan 17, 2020

Facebook Shelves Controversial Plan to Insert Ads into WhatsApp
Facebook's controversial plan to sell ads in WhatsApp has been put on the back-burner, according to a new report today from The Wall Street Journal.

Mac Rumors
Jan 16, 2020

Apple Pay Promo Offers 50% Off Game Play at Dave & Buster's
Apple today sent out emails notifying iPhone, iPad, and Mac users about the latest Apple Pay promo, which provides a 50 percent discount on gameplay at Dave & Buster's when loading a Power Card in the Dave & Buster's app using ?Apple Pay?.

Mac Rumors
Jan 16, 2020

Five Mac Apps Worth Checking Out - January 2020
Apps designed for the Mac often don't receive as much attention as apps designed for iPhones and iPads, so we have a series here at MacRumors that highlights useful and interesting Macs worth checking out.

Mac Rumors
Jan 16, 2020

NBC's Streaming Service 'Peacock' Launching in July With Three Subscription Tiers
NBC today announced that its upcoming Peacock streaming video service is set to launch in the United States on July 15.

Mac Rumors
Jan 16, 2020

Apple Releasing 'The Banker' in Theaters in March Following Review of Abuse Accusations
Apple plans to release "The Banker," an original Apple TV movie starring Samuel L. Jackson, in theaters in March, reports Variety.

Mac Rumors
Jan 16, 2020

Apple and Apple Employees Donated $100 Million to Various Charitable Causes in 2019
In a news story about an Apple employee who has started a barbershop for at-risk youth, Apple today said that between its own donations and employee donations, it donated more than $100 million to charitable causes in 2019.

Mac Rumors
Jan 16, 2020

Apple Announces App Store Price Changes in Two Countries, Reminds Developers About New Tax in Singapore
Apple today announced that, in the next few days, prices of App Store apps and in-app purchases, excluding auto-renewable subscriptions, will decrease in Thailand and increase in Pakistan due to foreign exchange rate fluctuations.

Mac Rumors
Jan 16, 2020

Apple Music and NBA Partner on New Playlist, Songs Will Be Featured in Game Highlights
Apple and the NBA today announced that they have partnered on a new Apple Music playlist, as noted by Bloomberg.

Mac Rumors
Jan 16, 2020

Deals: Best Buy's Latest Apple Sale Has Low Prices on Beats Headphones and iPad Pro
Best Buy's newest Apple Sale Event is discounting a trio of Beats by Dre wireless headphones, Mac notebooks, and the iPad Pro. This includes notable low prices on the Studio3 Wireless Headphones and Powerbeats Pro, as well as ongoing best deals on the iPad Pro in both 11-inch and 12.9-inch models.

Mac Rumors
Jan 16, 2020

Barclays: iPhone 12 Models Will Have 'Refreshed' Face ID System, Lightning Connector Could Be Dropped in 2021
iPhone 12 models will feature a "refreshed" front-facing TrueDepth system that benefits Apple supplier Lite-On Semiconductor, according to Barclays analysts Blayne Curtis, Thomas O'Malley, and Baylie Harri. This suggests that Face ID could be improved on iPhone 12 models, but no specific details were provided.

Mac Rumors
Jan 16, 2020

Apple's Acquisition of AI Company Leaves Wyze Cameras Without People Detection
Apple's recent purchase of Seattle startup Xnor.ai, which specializes in on-device artificial intelligence, appears to have had a knock-on effect on home security cameras made by Wyze, another Seattle-based company.

Mac Rumors
Jan 16, 2020

FBI Successfully Unlocks iPhone 11 Pro in Ohio, Casting Doubt on Claims it Needs Apple's Help in Florida Mass Shooter Case
New questions have been raised about the FBI's latest request that Apple break its iPhone encryption, after Forbes uncovered a search warrant strongly indicating that federal agents already have tools that can access data on Apple's latest ?iPhone? models.

Mac Rumors
Jan 15, 2020

Apple Shares Videos From Creators Using iPad Pro to Make Apple TV Show Posters
Apple today shared a pair of videos from content creators who designed posters for Apple TV shows "Dickinson" and "For All Mankind."

Mac Rumors
Jan 15, 2020

Apple TV Content 'Home,' 'Central Park,' and 'Beastie Boys' to Premiere at SXSW Film Festival
Apple today announced that several upcoming Apple TV projects are going to debut at the SXSW Film Festival, set to take place from March 13 to March 21.

Mac Rumors
Jan 15, 2020

New Classicbot Plush Lets You Snuggle a Classic Mac
Designer Philip Lee, who makes a range of "Classicbot" toys based on classic Mac designs, this week unveiled a new huggable 12-inch Classicbot Plush.

Mac Rumors
Jan 15, 2020

Apple and M. Night Shyamalan Sued Over 'Servant' TV Show's Similarity to 2013 Movie 'The Truth About Emanuel'
Apple and M. Night Shyamalan, producer of Apple TV show "Servant," are being targeted in a new lawsuit that accuses "Servant" of copying 2013 film "The Truth About Emanuel," according to The Blast.

Mac Rumors
Jan 15, 2020

Apple Hires Drone and Aviation Law Expert as Washington Lobbyist
Apple has retained Lisa Ellman, a lawyer specializing in drone and aviation law, as a Washington lobbyist, reports Bloomberg.

Mac Rumors
Jan 15, 2020

Apple Acquires Artificial Intelligence Company Xnor.ai
Apple has purchased Seattle startup Xnor.ai, a company that specializes in on-device artificial intelligence, reports GeekWire, citing sources with knowledge of the acquisition.
Apple confirmed the acquisition of Xnor.ai to Axio

Mac Rumors
Jan 15, 2020

Deals: Get the 64GB Wi-Fi 10.5-Inch iPad Air for $399.99 on Amazon ($99 Off, Lowest Price)
More discounts on Apple's 10.5-inch iPad Air have appeared on Amazon this week, with lowest-ever prices now appearing for the 64GB Wi-Fi model and the 256GB cellular model. This iPad Air is the version that launched in March 2019 with a 10.5-inch Retina display and Touch ID.

Mac Rumors
Jan 15, 2020

Apple Buys Rights to Beastie Boys Documentary Directed by Spike Jonze
Apple has acquired the rights to "Beastie Boys Story" a documentary about the band directed by Spike Jonze and penned by Beastie Boys members Mike Diamond and Adam Horovitz, reports Deadline.

Mac Rumors
Jan 15, 2020

Microsoft's Chromium Edge Browser for Mac Officially Launches
Microsoft today announced the first stable launch of its Edge browser built on the Google Chromium open source project. Microsoft Edge can be downloaded on both Windows machines and Macs.

Mac Rumors
Jan 15, 2020

Deals: Anker's New Sale Has $9 Wireless Chargers, $17 Bluetooth Speakers, and $30 Portable Chargers
Anker is back this week with its latest round of discounts on useful charging and audio accessories. This time you can find sales on USB-C chargers, Eufy smart home products, Bluetooth speakers, and portable chargers.

Mac Rumors
Jan 15, 2020

Reminder: Apple to Announce Q1 2020 Earnings on January 28
As a reminder for anyone who may have missed the announcement during the holidays, Apple revealed that it will share its earnings results for the first quarter of its 2020 fiscal year on Tuesday, January 28.

Mac Rumors
Jan 15, 2020

CloudApp for Mac Expands to iPhone With New App
CloudApp, a Mac app designed for visual collaboration and content sharing, today launched a new iOS app that expands CloudApp's capabilities to the iPhone and the iPad. The app has been in testing with a soft launch since December, but is now being officially announced.

Mac Rumors
Jan 15, 2020

Spotify's New Feature Builds Playlists for Your Pets Based on Their Personality Traits and Your Listening History
Spotify today announced "Pet Playlists," which builds custom playlists for a cat, dog, iguana, hamster, or bird (via The Verge). The playlist generator combines your pet's personality traits with your own listening history on Spotify, building a list of songs that the company says both you and your pet can enjoy.

Mac Rumors
Jan 15, 2020

Calls for Apple to Bring iPhone-Style Low Power Mode to MacBooks
Following rumors of a performance-boosting "Pro Mode" coming in the next update to macOS Catalina, developer Marco Arment has argued that Apple should bring an iPhone-style Low Power Mode to MacBooks as well.

Mac Rumors
Jan 15, 2020

iPhones Can Now Be Used to Generate 2FA Security Keys for Google Accounts
A new update to Google's Smart Lock iOS app lets users set up their iPhone or iPad as a security key for two-factor authentication when signing into native Google services via Chrome browser.

Mac Rumors
Jan 15, 2020

YouTube iOS App Gains 'Topics' to Filter Your Subscriptions Feed
Google has updated its official YouTube iOS app with Subscription feed "topics" in an effort to make it easier for users to catch up with their favorite creators.

Mac Rumors
Jan 14, 2020

Donald Trump Calls on Apple to 'Step Up to the Plate' and Unlock iPhones Used by Florida Mass Shooter
United States President Donald Trump this afternoon weighed in on a disagreement between Apple and the FBI, calling on Apple to "step up to the plate" and "help our great country" by unlocking the iPhones used by Florida shooter Mohammed Saeed Alshamrani.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 14, 2020

Mac Rumors
Jan 14, 2020

10 Long Press Tips to Reveal Hidden Functions in Safari on iPhone and iPad
On iPhone and iPad, a long press (also known as a press-and-hold) gesture will often initiate a different action in an app that isn't immediately obvious, such as revealing an icon's contextual menu. On recent iPhones, a long press will sometimes also offer haptic feedback in the form of a vibration, which Apple calls Haptic Touch.

Mac Rumors
Jan 14, 2020

Apple Inks Content Creation Deal With Lee Eisenberg, Co-Creator of Upcoming Apple TV Show 'Little America'
Apple has signed a multi-year content deal with Lee Eisenberg, the co-creator, executive producer, and co-showrunner of Apple TV series "Little America," reports Variety.

Mac Rumors
Jan 14, 2020

iPhone 12 Lineup Expected to Feature Up to 6GB of RAM
Apple plans to release one 5.4-inch, one 6.7-inch, and two 6.1-inch iPhone models in 2020, according to UBS analysts Timothy Arcuri and Munjal Shah. While the analysts expect all four iPhones to be equipped with OLED displays, they believe other features like camera specifications and RAM will vary by model.

Mac Rumors
Jan 14, 2020

Apple Seeds Second Beta of Upcoming macOS Catalina 10.15.3 Update to Developers
Apple today seeded the second beta of an upcoming macOS 10.15.3 update to developers for testing purposes, nearly a month after seeding the first beta and over a month after releasing the macOS Catalina 10.15.2 update.

Mac Rumors
Jan 14, 2020

Apple Seeds Second Beta of Upcoming macOS Catalina 10.15.3 Update to Developers [Update: Public Beta Available]
Apple today seeded the second beta of an upcoming macOS 10.15.3 update to developers for testing purposes, nearly a month after seeding the first beta and over a month after releasing the macOS Catalina 10.15.2 update.

Mac Rumors
Jan 14, 2020

Apple Seeds Second Beta of watchOS 6.1.2 to Developers
Apple today seeded the second beta of an upcoming watchOS 6.1.2 update to developers, almost a month after releasing the first beta and over a month after releasing the watchOS 6.1.1 update with bug fixes.

Mac Rumors
Jan 14, 2020

Apple Seeds Second Beta of tvOS 13.3.1 Update to Developers
Apple today seeded the second beta of an upcoming tvOS 13.3.1 update to developers, close to a month after seeding the first beta and several weeks after releasing the tvOS 13.3 update.

Mac Rumors
Jan 14, 2020

Apple Seeds Second Beta of tvOS 13.3.1 Update to Developers [Update: Public Beta Available]
Apple today seeded the second beta of an upcoming tvOS 13.3.1 update to developers, close to a month after seeding the first beta and several weeks after releasing the tvOS 13.3 update.

Mac Rumors
Jan 14, 2020

Apple Seeds Second Betas of iOS 13.3.1 and iPadOS 13.3.1 to Developers
Apple today seeded the second betas of upcoming iOS and iPadOS 13.3.1 updates to developers, almost a month after seeding the first betas and several weeks after the release of iOS 13.3 with Communication Limits for Screen Time.

Mac Rumors
Jan 14, 2020

Apple Seeds Second Betas of iOS 13.3.1 and iPadOS 13.3.1 to Developers [Update: Public Beta Available]
Apple today seeded the second betas of upcoming iOS and iPadOS 13.3.1 updates to developers, almost a month after seeding the first betas and several weeks after the release of iOS 13.3 with Communication Limits for Screen Time.

Mac Rumors
Jan 14, 2020

Instagram Bringing Direct Messages to the Web
Starting today, Instagram is bringing direct messaging options to the web. As noted by The Verge, a small number of Instagram's global users can access their direct messages from the Instagram website in addition to the iPhone app.

Mac Rumors
Jan 14, 2020

Rack Mount Mac Pro Now Available for Purchase Starting at $6,499
Apple today released the rack mount version of the Mac Pro, offering a design that is suited to a rack configuration. Priced starting at $6,499, the rack mount Mac Pro features all of the same configuration options as the standard ?Mac Pro?.

Mac Rumors
Jan 14, 2020

Apple Rumored to Be Developing 5G iPad Pro With mmWave Support
Apple is developing a 5G-enabled iPad with mmWave support, according to sources cited by industry publication DigiTimes.

Mac Rumors
Jan 14, 2020

Nomad Unveils New 'Base Station Stand' Wireless Charger for iPhone and AirPods
Nomad today unveiled the Base Station Stand, a single device wireless charger designed to charge Qi-based products like the iPhone and the AirPods.

Mac Rumors
Jan 14, 2020

Xcode 11.3.1 Released Nearly One Month After Apple Last Seeded Betas of iOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS
Apple on Monday released Xcode 11.3.1 with bug fixes and improvements, including reducing the size of dependency files produced by the Swift compiler, which can improve incremental build times and disk usage for targets with many source files. Full release notes are posted on Apple's developer website.

Mac Rumors
Jan 14, 2020

Deals: Amazon Discounts 512GB 16-Inch MacBook Pro to New Low Price of $2,149 ($250 Off)
Amazon has introduced a new discount on the 16-inch MacBook Pro, discounting both base configurations of the notebook to notable low prices. Specifically, these new discounts are the lowest prices that we've ever tracked for the 16-inch MacBook Pro among the major Apple resellers online.

Mac Rumors
Jan 13, 2020

AirPods Pro 2C54 Firmware: Worse Noise Canceling, Improved Frequency Response and Bass Accuracy
On December 16th, Apple released a new firmware update for the AirPods Pro bumping the firmware from 2B588 to 2C54. After the updates, there were several anecdotal reports that the AirPods Pro noise cancelation may have been affected adversely by the update. Adding to the confusion is that Apple has since pulled the 2C54 update, so not everyone with AirPods Pro may have the latest update.

Mac Rumors
Jan 13, 2020

Upcoming Fall 2020 5.4-Inch iPhone Will Be Similar in Size to iPhone 8
Japanese site Mac Otakara today shared a somewhat confusing rumor about Apple's 2020 iPhone lineup, suggesting the 5.4-inch ?iPhone? that Apple is working on will be sized similarly to the iPhone 8.

Mac Rumors
Jan 13, 2020

Apple to Show Off Apple TV Show 'Mythic Quest: Raven's Banquet' at PAX South
The PAX South gaming convention is set to take place this Friday in San Antonio, Texas, and Apple is listed as one of the exhibitors.

Mac Rumors
Jan 13, 2020

Apple Debuts New Reality Converter App for Converting and Customizing USDZ 3D Objects on Mac
Apple today informed developers about the release of a new Reality Converter App, which is designed to allow users to convert, view, and customize USDZ 3D objects on the Mac.

Mac Rumors
Jan 13, 2020

Mac Shipments Down in Q4 2019 Amid Overall PC Market Growth
Apple's worldwide Mac shipments were down in the fourth quarter of 2019, according to new PC shipping estimates shared this afternoon by Gartner.

Mac Rumors
Jan 13, 2020

Macs May Be Getting 'Pro Mode' Option to Boost Performance, According to macOS Catalina Beta
Apple's Macs could soon have the option for a "Pro Mode" that boosts performance according to data found in the macOS Catalina 10.15.3 beta.

Mac Rumors
Jan 13, 2020

U.S. Attorney General Asks Apple to Unlock iPhones Used by Florida Mass Shooter
United States Attorney General William Barr today asked Apple to unlock the iPhones used in mass shooting last month at a naval air station in Pensacola, Florida, reports The New York Times.

Mac Rumors
Jan 13, 2020

U.S. Attorney General Asks Apple to Unlock iPhones Used by Florida Mass Shooter [Updated]
United States Attorney General William Barr today asked Apple to unlock the iPhones used in mass shooting last month at a naval air station in Pensacola, Florida, reports The New York Times.

Mac Rumors
Jan 13, 2020

Dave Bautista Joins Apple TV Show 'See' for Second Season
Dave Bautista, known for his role as Drax in "Guardians of the Galaxy," has signed on to star in the second season of Apple TV series "See," reports Deadline.

Mac Rumors
Jan 13, 2020

Deals: Pad & Quill's Inventory Clearance Sale Has Up to 50% Off Cases for iPhone, iPad Pro, and MacBook Pro
Pad & Quill has opened up a new inventory clearance sale today, discounting iPhone cases, MacBook cases, iPad cases, Apple Watch bands, travel organizers, and more. The sale provides discounts of up to 35 percent off, which you can stack with our coupon code MR15 to get up to 50 percent off these accessories.

Mac Rumors
Jan 13, 2020

Apple Files Unreleased Mac in Eurasian Database, Perhaps a 13-Inch MacBook Pro With Scissor Keyboard?
Apple today filed an unreleased Mac with a model identifier of A2289 in the Eurasian Economic Commission database, as spotted by MacRumors. The computer is described as a portable Mac running macOS Catalina.

Mac Rumors
Jan 13, 2020

European Lawmakers Want to Force All Smartphones to Have Same Charging Port, Apple Defends Lightning
With goals of reducing waste and increasing convenience, European lawmakers today will debate whether all smartphones, tablets, and other portable devices should have a standardized charging port such as USB-C.

Mac Rumors
Jan 13, 2020

Apple Celebrating Chinese New Year With Heartwarming Short Film, Today at Apple Sessions, and Gift Guide
Apple has shared a heartwarming short film about three generations of Chinese women coming together for the Chinese New Year. The video, starring leading Chinese actress Zhou Xun, was shot on the iPhone 11 Pro.

Mac Rumors
Jan 13, 2020

Deals: Apple's iPad Pro and iPad Air Receive Major Discounts, With Lowest-Ever Prices on Select Models (Up to $199 Off)
Amazon and Best Buy have introduced a bunch of new deals on Apple's iPad Pro, with discounts reaching as much as $199 off original prices. Both the 11-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro have received discounts, in Wi-Fi only and cellular configurations.

Mac Rumors
Jan 13, 2020

Deals: AirPods With Charging Case Hit Low Price of $129 on Amazon ($30 Off)
Amazon is discounting Apple's AirPods with Charging Case from 2019 to $129.00, down from $159.00 ($30 off). This is the lowest price currently available for the AirPods among the major Apple resellers, and a return to the lowest price seen on this model on Amazon since last November.

Mac Rumors
Jan 13, 2020

'The Morning Show' Actor Billy Crudup Wins 2020 Critics' Choice Award
Billy Crudup has won a 2020 Critics' Choice Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for his performance as Cory Ellison in the Apple TV series "The Morning Show." The full list of winners is available here.

Mac Rumors
Jan 12, 2020

Kuo: All 5G iPhones on Track to Launch in Fall 2020, Including Both Sub-6GHz and mmWave Models
Last month, reputable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said he expected four 5G-enabled iPhones to launch in the second half of 2020, including models with both sub-6GHz and mmWave support depending on the region.

Mac Rumors
Jan 11, 2020

Top Stories: CES 2020 News, iPhone Battery Case Replacement Program, iPhone 9 Renders
Early January always sees a flurry of news coming out of CES, but that wasn't all that was on the docket this week. Additional topics of interest in this week included new emoji personalization options for AirPods charging cases, "iPhone 9" rumors, and an upcoming change to Apple's serial number format.

Mac Rumors
Jan 10, 2020

Apple TV and Oprah Drop Documentary on Sexual Misconduct in the Music Industry Over Creative Differences
A documentary focusing on sexual misconduct in the music industry will no longer air on Apple TV , as Oprah, who brought the project to the streaming TV service, has stepped away from it.

Mac Rumors
Jan 10, 2020

Apple Launches Replacement Program for Smart Battery Cases Designed for iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR
Apple today launched a battery case replacement program for Smart Battery Cases designed for the iPhone XS, XS Max, and iPhone XR.

Mac Rumors
Jan 10, 2020

U.S. Department of Homeland Security Urges Firefox Users to Install Update Amid Active Attack
The United States Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency (CISA), part of the Department of Homeland Security, this week urged customers who are using the Firefox browser to upgrade to version 72.0.1, as there is a major vulnerability in older versions of the Firefox browser.

Mac Rumors
Jan 10, 2020

Top 10 Most Discussed MacRumors Stories of 2019: AirPower Canceled, Apple Card Launches, and More
MacRumors published thousands of stories in 2019, as part of our continued coverage of the latest Apple news and rumors. Below, we look back at the top 10 most discussed stories of the year in our forums, with topics ranging from the AirPower mat being canceled to the launch of the Apple Card.

Mac Rumors
Jan 10, 2020

MacRumors Giveaway: Win an iPhone Case From Mous
For this week's giveaway, we've teamed up with Mous to offer MacRumors readers a chance to win an iPhone case for iPhone 11, 11 Pro, 11 Pro Max, or an earlier iPhone.

Mac Rumors
Jan 10, 2020

Apple Stores Now Selling Scosche's BaseLynx Modular Charging System
Apple's online store and select Apple retail stores are now selling Scosche's BaseLynx Modular Charging System, which features different device charging components that can be paired together to form a charging base.

Mac Rumors
Jan 10, 2020

Space Survival Game 'No Way Home' Now Available on Apple Arcade
Apple today updated its Apple Arcade gaming service with a new title, adding No Way Home, a space survival and crafting game where players need to fight to survive on an alien planet.

Mac Rumors
Jan 10, 2020

Deals: Cellular Carriers Kick Off New 2020 Offers on iPhone and Apple Watch
The major cellular carriers in the United States have all kicked off new offers for customers in the New Year, with the chance to save on your monthly cellular bill and hardware device payments for iPhone, Apple Watch, and more. We've rounded up these various offers below from Sprint, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon.

Mac Rumors
Jan 10, 2020

Android Smartphones Expected to Follow iPhone With Ultra Wideband Technology Starting Later This Year
Following in the footsteps of the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro, the first Android smartphones with Ultra Wideband technology will be released starting later in 2020, according to Barclays analysts.

Mac Rumors
Jan 10, 2020

Deals: Best Buy's New 3-Day Sale Discounts Philips Hue, Beats Headphones, USB-C Hubs for MacBook Pro, and More
Best Buy today began a new 3-Day Sale, kicking off discounts on Philips Hue accessories, Beats headphones, MacBook Pro USB-C hubs, 4K TVs, and more. Best Buy's new sale will last through Sunday, January 12 at 11:59 p.m. CT, and select products have limited quantities.

Mac Rumors
Jan 10, 2020

Apple Accepting Donations to Help Australian Bushfire Relief Efforts
Apple is now accepting donations from users to help Australian bushfire relief efforts. The company has updated its U.S. and Australian websites with a banner that visitors can click on to make donations, 100 percent of which go to directly to the aid agencies involved.

Mac Rumors
Jan 10, 2020

Apple Slashes Estimated Trade-In Values of iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple Watch Models Overnight
Overnight, Apple has quietly slashed almost all of its maximum estimated trade-in values of second-hand iPhones, iPads, Macs, and Apple Watch models.

Mac Rumors
Jan 10, 2020

DOOM and DOOM II for iOS Updated to Run at 60fps and Support Free Add-ons
Bethesda has updated the iOS versions of DOOM and DOOM II with some notable features that should please fans of the original classic first-person shooters.

Mac Rumors
Jan 09, 2020

Best of the CES Show Floor: Samsung's Ballie, HomeKit Shower Heads, Brydge Keyboards, Concept Phones, and More
It's CES week and thousands of companies are in Las Vegas showing off their newest and best tech-related products. CES is wrapping up today and tomorrow, but there's still plenty to see.

Mac Rumors
Jan 09, 2020

Masimo Sues Apple for Stealing Trade Secrets for Health Monitoring Functions in Apple Watch
Masimo, a medical technology company that designs pulse oximetry devices, has filed a lawsuit against Apple accusing the Cupertino company of stealing trade secrets and improperly using Masimo inventions related to health monitoring in the Apple Watch.

Mac Rumors
Jan 09, 2020

Today Marks the 13th Anniversary of When Steve Jobs Unveiled the Original iPhone
13 years ago today, then Apple CEO Steve Jobs took the stage at Macworld in San Francisco and surprised the world with the very first iPhone.

Mac Rumors
Jan 09, 2020

Pwn2Own Hacking Competition Returns in March, Up to $130,000 in Prizes Available for Safari Vulnerabilities
Trend Micro today announced that its annual Pwn2Own hacking competition will be held March 18-20 in Vancouver, Canada.

Mac Rumors
Jan 09, 2020

Deals: Accessorize Your New iPhone 11 With Sales on Apple's Official Cases (Starting at $23.99)
If you recently got a new iPhone over the holidays, you might still be looking for a protective case for your new smartphone. Luckily, Amazon this week has a series of solid discounts on Apple's first-party case line for the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max.

Mac Rumors
Jan 09, 2020

Apple Pay Express Transit Users in NYC Reportedly Being Charged Just for Going Near Tap-and-Pay Readers
Some travelers on the New York City subway who have enabled Apple's Express Transit feature on their iPhones are reportedly being hit with unintentional MTA charges when they walk near the tap-and-go fare readers.

Mac Rumors
Jan 09, 2020

Deals: Save $20 on the New 32GB iPod Touch, Available for $179
Amazon and Walmart today are discounting Apple's 2019 32GB iPod touch to $179.00, down from $199.00. This $20 discount is the lowest price we've tracked for the new 32GB iPod touch, and as of writing Amazon and Walmart are the only major Apple resellers online to offer a discount on this model.

Mac Rumors
Jan 09, 2020

Tim Cook to Receive Award From Irish Prime Minister Celebrating 40 Years of Apple Investment
Apple CEO Tim Cook is set to receive an award from the Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar this month, reports Bloomberg.

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