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Mac Rumors
Jul 24, 2021

Top Stories: Hands-On With MagSafe Battery Pack, iPhone 13 Always-On Display?
Apple's new MagSafe Battery Pack is now available, and we went hands-on this week for some early impressions of the new accessory to get more battery life out of Apple's iPhone 12 lineup.

Mac Rumors
Jul 23, 2021

Everything New in the iOS 15 Maps App: Updated Details, AR Walking Directions, Globe View and More
Apple has made so many improvements to the Maps app in iOS 15 that it's almost an entirely different experience. There are better driving directions, improved transit directions, and more immersive AR-based walking directions.

Mac Rumors
Jul 23, 2021

Apple Explains How the Photos People Recognition Feature Has Improved in iOS 15
Apple's iOS 15 website lists "improved recognition for individuals" as one of the new Photos features, and in a machine learning blog post shared this week, Apple gave more information on what exactly that means.

Mac Rumors
Jul 23, 2021

Review: Hyper's $40 Magnetic Wireless Battery Pack Is a Worthy Competitor to Apple's MagSafe Battery Pack
Back in March, Hyper released its HyperJuice Magnetic Wireless Battery Pack for the iPhone 12 lineup, promising customers an easy way to wirelessly charge their devices on the go. At the time, there were relatively few options for portable MagSafe-compatible battery packs on the market. Now, though, thanks to Apple's recent release of its own MagSafe Battery Pack, there is a little more competition, and Hyper's battery pack stacks up as a worthy competitor.

Mac Rumors
Jul 23, 2021

Deals: Apple Pencil 2 Drops to $103.99 on Verizon ($25 Off)
Verizon today is discounting the Apple Pencil 2 to $103.99, down from $129.00. Although the Verizon website displays the accessory at a price of $109.99, once you head to checkout you'll see the $103.99 sale price applied automatically in your cart.

Mac Rumors
Jul 23, 2021

MacRumors Giveaway: Win Custom MacRumors-Themed AirPods From Electronic Finishing Solutions
For this week's giveaway, we've teamed up with Electronic Finishing Solutions to offer MacRumors readers a chance to win a set of AirPods that are customized with the MacRumors logo.

Mac Rumors
Jul 23, 2021

Apple Working on External Display With Built-In A13 Chip
Apple is developing an external display that includes an A13 chip with Neural Engine, according to a new rumor from 9to5Mac. The A13 chip with Neural Engine would presumably serve as an eGPU, though details are light at this time.

Mac Rumors
Jul 23, 2021

App Store Classic 'Jetpack Joyride' Launches on Apple Arcade
The classic endless runner Jetpack Joyride from Halfbrick Studios is making a return today on the subscription-based Apple Arcade service.

Mac Rumors
Jul 23, 2021

Facebook Gaming Now Available to iOS Users Through Web App Due to App Store Policy
Due to limitations surrounding the distribution of cloud gaming services on the App Store, Facebook is bringing its gaming service to iOS users through a progressive web app starting today, reports The Verge.

Mac Rumors
Jul 23, 2021

Deals: Shop Record Low Prices Across Apple's Full MacBook Pro and MacBook Air Lineup (Up to $499 Off)
Apple's MacBook Pro and MacBook Air lineup is seeing all-time low discounts across the board today, including the 2019 16-inch MacBook Pro, 2020 13-inch MacBook Air, and 2020 13-inch MacBook Pro.

Mac Rumors
Jul 23, 2021

Next iPad Mini Won't Feature Mini-LED Display, Claims Display Analyst
Yesterday, DigiTimes claimed that the upcoming iPad mini will feature a mini-LED display, but now, display analyst Ross Young is going at odds with that report, claiming that while the updated ?iPad mini? continues to be on track for a release this year, it won't feature a mini-LED display.

Mac Rumors
Jul 23, 2021

Deals: Get Apple's MagSafe Charger for $29.99 on Woot ($9 Off)
Woot today has Apple's MagSafe Charger in new condition for $29.99, down from $39.00. The previous best sale for the accessory was $29.85 at Amazon, so Woot's new discount is nearly a direct match for the all-time low price on the MagSafe Charger.

Mac Rumors
Jul 23, 2021

Apple Not Trying Hard Enough to Protect Users Against Surveillance, Researchers Say
Following the news of widespread commercial hacking spyware on targeted iPhones, a large number of security researchers are now saying that Apple could do more to protect its users (via Wired).

Mac Rumors
Jul 23, 2021

iPhone 13 May Support 25W Fast Charge Power Adapter
The iPhone 13 may support faster-charging speeds with a 25W power adapter, compared to the current limitation of the iPhone 12, which only supports fast charging at up to 20W, according to a rumor originating from China.

Mac Rumors
Jul 23, 2021

Nomad Opens Pre-Orders for $35 Leather Cover for Apple's MagSafe Battery Pack
Nomad has opened pre-orders for leather covers for Apple's MagSafe Battery Pack, allowing customers to protect not only their $99 battery pack but also an opportunity to customize its look with two different colors.

Mac Rumors
Jul 23, 2021

Meross Launches Modular Smart LED Floor Lamp With HomeKit Support
Meross this week added a height adaptable LED Floor Lamp to its smart home lineup offering Apple HomeKit support.

Mac Rumors
Jul 23, 2021

AirPods 3 Rumored to Launch Alongside iPhone 13 at Expected September Event
The third-generation AirPods will likely launch at the same event revealing Apple's upcoming iPhone 13 lineup, according to a report from DigiTimes, which makes the claim citing sources familiar with the matter.

Mac Rumors
Jul 23, 2021

First Episode of 'Ted Lasso' Season 2 Debuts on Apple TV
"Ted Lasso," the most watched program on Apple TV , saw its season two opening episode debut on the streaming service today.

Mac Rumors
Jul 22, 2021

Kuo: Mini-LED MacBook Air Coming in Mid-2022
Apple will release a new version of the MacBook Air around the middle of 2022, Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said today in note to investors seen by MacRumors.

Mac Rumors
Jul 22, 2021

Apple to Pull 'iDOS 2' DOS Emulator From App Store
iDOS 2, an app designed to allow users to play classic DOS games, will soon be pulled from the App Store, the app's creator said today.

Mac Rumors
Jul 22, 2021

Apple Supplier Corning Releases New Gorilla Glass for Camera Lenses
Corning, an Apple supplier known for its protective glass offerings, today announced the launch of new scratch resistant glass composite products designed for mobile device cameras.

Mac Rumors
Jul 22, 2021

Teardown Shows Off What's Inside Apple's New MagSafe Battery Pack
Apple's MagSafe Battery Pack designed for iPhone 12 models came out this week, and Charger Lab has taken one of the new accessories apart to give us a look at its inner workings.

Mac Rumors
Jul 22, 2021

Apple Music's Spatial Audio Feature Doesn't Work With Built-In Speakers of iPhone XR, iPad, or iPad mini
Apple today clarified details on which of its devices support Spatial Audio with Dolby Atmos through the built-in speakers, and it turns out that some older iPhones and iPads previously thought to work with spatial audio do not, in fact, offer the feature.

Mac Rumors
Jul 22, 2021

Apple Music's Spatial Audio Feature Doesn't Work With Built-In Speakers of iPhone XR, iPad, or iPad mini [Updated]
Apple today clarified details on which of its devices support Spatial Audio with Dolby Atmos through the built-in speakers, and it turns out that some older iPhones and iPads previously thought to work with spatial audio do not, in fact, offer the feature.

Mac Rumors
Jul 22, 2021

Twitter Beta for iOS Gains 'Sign in With Apple' Option
Twitter's beta for iOS has gained "Sign in With Apple" functionality, with the end goal of allowing users to create Twitter accounts using their Apple ID, but still in beta, the feature is still not fully functioning properly.

Mac Rumors
Jul 22, 2021

Apple Music App for Android Gains Spatial Audio and Lossless Quality
Apple today updated its Apple Music for Android app to introduce support for Spatial Audio and Lossless music quality, bringing feature parity to the Android and iOS operating systems.

Mac Rumors
Jul 22, 2021

Multiple Major Websites Down Amid Akamai Outage
An Akamai outage is affecting multiple major websites, many of which are down or experiencing issues at the current time.

Mac Rumors
Jul 22, 2021

Apple Shares 'Hello Sunshine' Ad Highlighting Apple Watch Series 6 Health and Fitness Features
Apple today shared a new Apple Watch Series 6 ad that highlights the various health-related features of the device like fitness tracking, various kinds of workouts, blood oxygen monitoring, and fall detection.

Mac Rumors
Jul 22, 2021

Next-Generation iPad Mini Will Reportedly Feature a Mini-LED Display
Apple is widely rumored to be planning a new iPad mini with a significant redesign, including a larger 8.5-inch to 9-inch display with slimmer bezels, a Touch ID power button instead of a home button, a USB-C port instead of a Lightning connector, and more.

Mac Rumors
Jul 22, 2021

HBO's Apple TV Channel Shuts Down Today, Forcing All Users to Migrate to HBO Max
HBO today officially shut down its Apple TV channel, forcing customers that previously used the channel part of ?Apple TV? to access HBO content to upgrade to HBO Max.

Mac Rumors
Jul 22, 2021

Sony Offering PS5 Owners An Extended Six Month Free Trial of Apple TV
Sony today shared a new offer that allows PS5 owners to claim a six month extended free trial of Apple TV . This offer is available only for people who own a PS5, and can only be redeemed once per PS5 console before July 22, 2022.

Mac Rumors
Jul 22, 2021

CARROT Weather Gains Weather Report Videos and Smart Layouts
CARROT Weather, a popular app known for its funny and sarcastic weather information, today received a major update that adds a new video Weather Report option.

Mac Rumors
Jul 22, 2021

Winners Announced for 14th Annual iPhone Photography Awards
The winners of the 14th annual iPhone Photography Awards were announced today following submissions from thousands of photographers from all over the world.

Mac Rumors
Jul 22, 2021

Deals: Get Apple's 2021 128GB 11-Inch iPad Pro for $749 on Amazon ($50 Off)
Today we're tracking a discount on the 11-inch 128GB Wi-Fi iPad Pro from 2021, priced at $749.00, down from $799.00. Sold by Amazon, this tablet is available in both Silver and Space Gray at this $50 discount price.

Mac Rumors
Jul 22, 2021

Satechi Launches Trio of New GaN USB-C Wall Chargers
Satechi, known for its line of accessories designed for Apple devices, today announced the launch of a trio of USB-C chargers that are designed for use with iPads, Macs, iPhones, and more.

Mac Rumors
Jul 22, 2021

Apple and Tim Cook Celebrate 40 Years of Company's Presence in Singapore
Apple today celebrated four decades of the company's presence in Singapore, which was just 16 years old as a nation when Apple's first office opened there in 1981.

Mac Rumors
Jul 22, 2021

Resellers List AirTag Accessory Color Options Not Yet Offered by Apple
Alongside introducing the new MagSafe Battery Pack last week, Apple debuted new AirTag Leather Loop and AirTag Key Ring accessories in updated colors, but it appears there may be more official shades to come, if existing reseller listings are accurate.

Mac Rumors
Jul 22, 2021

Twitter Spaces Will Soon Let You Manipulate the Sound of Your Voice
Twitter is currently working on a "Voice Transformer" - a voice manipulation feature for Spaces, its live audio conversations service that rolled out to more users in May.
— Steve Moser (@SteveMoser) July 22, 2021

Mac Rumors
Jul 21, 2021

Apple Releases Safari Technology Preview 128 With Bug Fixes and Performance Improvements
Apple today released a new update for Safari Technology Preview, the experimental browser Apple first introduced in March 2016. Apple designed the ?Safari Technology Preview? to test features that may be introduced into future release versions of Safari.

Mac Rumors
Jul 21, 2021

How to Install Apple's Beta Firmware on AirPods Pro
Apple in July 2021 began offering beta firmware for the AirPods Pro, with the software available for Apple Developer program members.
Installing the firmware in an unauthorized way can put the ?AirPods Pro? into an unusable state that necessitates an out-of-warranty repair, so non-developers should not attempt to install the software.

Mac Rumors
Jul 21, 2021

U.S. FTC Commits to Fighting Against Unlawful Repair Restrictions
The United States Federal Trade Commission today announced that it is committed to devoting more of its resources to fight against unlawful repair restrictions in a move that has the potential to impact Apple in the future.

Mac Rumors
Jul 21, 2021

Twitter Testing Internal 'Dislike' Button for Tweet Replies
Twitter appears to be testing a new "dislike" or thumbs down button for tweets, which is designed to let people downvote replies. Twitter says that the feature is available for "some" iOS users.
Your downvotes aren't public, while your upvotes will be shown as likes. pic.twitter.com/hrBfrKQdcY

— Twitter Support (@TwitterSupport) July 21, 2021

Mac Rumors
Jul 21, 2021

Apple Confirms iOS 14.7 Fixes WiFi Bug and Many Other Vulnerabilities
Following the release of iPadOS 14.7 this morning, Apple has shared details on the security updates that are included in iOS 14.7, iPadOS 14.7, macOS Big Sur 11.5, watchOS 7.6, and tvOS 14.7, all of which came out this week.

Mac Rumors
Jul 21, 2021

22-Year-Old UK Citizen Arrested for 2020 Twitter Hack Affecting Apple
The United States Justice Department has continued pursuing those responsible for a 2020 Twitter hack that saw the accounts of high-profile companies and individuals hacked as part of a Bitcoin scam.

Mac Rumors
Jul 21, 2021

Apple Releases iPadOS 14.7 With Apple Card Merging Option, Fix for 3.5mm Headphone Jack to USB-C Adapter Bug
Apple today released iPadOS 14.7, marking the seventh major update to the iPadOS operating system that came out in September 2020. Apple already released iOS 14.7 on July 19, but for some reason, delayed the iPadOS 14.7 debut until today.

Mac Rumors
Jul 21, 2021

Apple Releases macOS Big Sur 11.5 With Podcast App Updates and Bug Fixes
Apple today released macOS Big Sur 11.5, the fifth major update to the ?macOS Big Sur? operating system that launched in November 2020. ?macOS Big Sur? 11.5 comes two months after the release of macOS Big Sur 11.4.

Mac Rumors
Jul 21, 2021

Instagram Stories Gains Built-In Text Translation Feature
Instagram today updated its Instagram Stories feature with a new translate option that is designed to automatically translate text in a Story.

Mac Rumors
Jul 21, 2021

Verizon Releasing Fios TV App for Apple TV Tomorrow
Verizon this week announced that it will be releasing a Fios TV app for the Apple TV 4K, Apple TV HD, and Amazon Fire TV tomorrow, July 22, providing Fios TV subscribers with additional platforms to watch live television.

Mac Rumors
Jul 21, 2021

Common Windows Malware Can Now Infect Macs
A common form of malware on Windows systems has been modified into a new strain called "XLoader" that can also target macOS (via Bleeping Computer).

Mac Rumors
Jul 21, 2021

Deals: Shop All-Time Low Prices on 2021 Apple TV 4K Models, Starting at $169 for 32GB ($10 Off)
Today we're tracking the best discount seen to date on the 2021 Apple TV 4K, which provides $10 in savings on the 32GB and 64GB models. Starting with the 32GB Apple TV 4K, you can get this model for $169.00, down from $179.00. This beats the previous record low price by $1.

Mac Rumors
Jul 21, 2021

Deals: Shop All-Time Low Prices on 2021 Apple TV 4K Models, Starting at $169 for 32GB ($10 Off) [Updated]
Today we're tracking the best discount seen to date on the 2021 Apple TV 4K, which provides up to $19 in savings on the 32GB and 64GB models. Starting with the 32GB Apple TV 4K, you can get this model for $169.00, down from $179.00. This beats the previous record low price by $1.

Mac Rumors
Jul 21, 2021

AirPods Pro Beta Firmware Now Available
Upcoming AirPods Pro firmware updates are now available to Apple Developer Program members as beta versions.

Mac Rumors
Jul 21, 2021

Google Maps Gains Expanded Transit Crowdedness Predictions
Google today announced that it is expanding transit crowdedness predictions to more than 10,000 transit agencies in 100 countries so that customers can better determine which transit options are at capacity and which have more open space and seating available.

Mac Rumors
Jul 21, 2021

Apple Music to Livestream Premiere of Kanye West's New Album 'Donda' on Thursday
Apple Music on Thursday will host a global livestream for the premiere of Kanye West's tenth studio album, titled "Donda."

Mac Rumors
Jul 21, 2021

iPhone Supplier Foxconn Says China Floods Not Impacting Operations
Apple supplier Foxconn, which is Apple's largest and most important supplier for the iPhone, has said that torrential floods that have hit the Henan province in China, where it houses its main ?iPhone? production plant, have not been impacted operations.

Mac Rumors
Jul 21, 2021

Aqara HomeKit Accessories Now Available From Online Apple Store in Europe
Aqara HomeKit accessories are now available from the Apple Store Online in a range of European countries, the company has today announced.

Mac Rumors
Jul 20, 2021

AirPods 3 Mass Production Said to Kick Off in August
Mass production of the third-generation AirPods will kick off in August, according to a new report from Nikkei Asia. They will reportedly join a number of other products such as the iPhone 13 lineup and redesigned MacBook Pro models as launches coming before the end of the year.

Mac Rumors
Jul 20, 2021

Nikkei: 2022 iPhone SE to Feature A15 Chip, 5G, and 4.7-Inch Display
The next version of Apple's budget iPhone SE could arrive in the first half of 2022 and look very similar to the current design that's based on the iPhone 8, according to a new report from Nikkei Asia. The main upgrades in the new model will be Apple's A15 chip that will appear first in the 2021 flagship iPhone 13 lineup, as well as 5G support provided by Qualcomm's X60 modem chip.

Mac Rumors
Jul 20, 2021

'Flexgate' Class Action Lawsuit Over Faulty MacBook Pro Displays Dismissed by Judge
A class action lawsuit that Apple was facing over "Flexgate" issues affecting MacBook Pro displays has been dismissed by a California federal judge, reports Law360.

Mac Rumors
Jul 20, 2021

iOS 15: What's New With Notifications
Apple in iOS 15 made some updates to notifications, improving how they look, how they're delivered to you, and the control that you have over them.

Mac Rumors
Jul 20, 2021

Netflix to Take on Apple Arcade With Mobile Games for Subscribers
Netflix today confirmed that it is planning to expand on its TV movie offerings with a new gaming offering. During the company's second quarter earnings report (via CNET), Netflix said that gaming is "another new content category," similar to its expansion into original films, animation, and unscripted TV.

Mac Rumors
Jul 20, 2021

All Three Major U.S. Carriers and Google Adopt Rich Communication Services, But No Sign of Apple Interest
For the last several years, Google has been pushing a new communications protocol called Rich Communication Services, or RCS. RCS is designed to replace SMS, the current text message standard, and it offers support for higher resolution photos and videos, audio messages, bigger file sizes, better encryption, improved group chat, and more.

Mac Rumors
Jul 20, 2021

Jon Stewart Promo for Upcoming Apple TV Show Makes Fun of Billionaire Space Race
Jon Stewart today shared a promo for his upcoming Apple TV show "The Problem With Jon Stewart," which is set to launch this September.

Mac Rumors
Jul 20, 2021

Ultra Wideband Availability Expands to Argentina, Paraguay, and More
The Ultra Wideband functionality that's available in the Apple Watch Series 6, iPhone 11, and iPhone 12 models is now accessible in additional countries, including Argentina, Pakistan, Paraguay, and the Solomon Islands, according to Apple's updated support page.

Mac Rumors
Jul 20, 2021

Deals: Expercom's New Sale Includes Discounts on Unlocked iPhone 12 Models, 24-Inch iMac, and More
Apple reseller Expercom is holding a new sale event this week, which includes solid discounts on iPhone 12 models, 24-inch iMacs, 2021 iPad Pros, wireless charging accessories, and more.

Mac Rumors
Jul 20, 2021

Hands-On With Apple's MagSafe Battery Pack
The new MagSafe Battery Pack that Apple debuted this week is arriving to customers starting today and it's also now available for in-store pickup in many Apple retail locations around the world. We snagged one this morning and thought we'd take a look at it to let MacRumors readers know if it's worth the $99 asking price.

Mac Rumors
Jul 20, 2021

Apple Requiring Retail Employees in Some Regions to Wear Masks, Other Employees Encouraged to Do So
Amid spiking cases in the ongoing health crisis, Apple has started urging its employees to wear masks in retail store locations once again, and is mandating it in some areas, according to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman.
— Mark Gurman (@markgurman) July 20, 2021

Mac Rumors
Jul 20, 2021

DuckDuckGo Announces Cross Platform Alternative to Apple's Hide My Email
DuckDuckGo today announced its brand new Email Protection feature that will allow users to save themselves from being tracked by trackers embedded into emails by forwarding them to a free and personalized DuckDuckGo email before being sent to their actual email.

Mac Rumors
Jul 20, 2021

Chrome for iOS Gains Biometric Authentication for Incognito Tabs
Google today updated its Chrome app for iOS devices to version 92, introducing a new feature that allows iPhone and iPad users to protect their Incognito tabs with Touch ID, Face ID, or a passcode.

Mac Rumors
Jul 20, 2021

Twitter Rolling Out New Version of TweetDeck Starting Today
Twitter today announced that it has started rolling out a redesigned version of its TweetDeck Twitter client, which it has been working on since earlier this year.

Mac Rumors
Jul 20, 2021

Tetris Beat, Monster Hunter Stories, and Skate City Tokyo Coming to Apple Arcade
Apple today announced that two new games "Tetris Beat" and "Monster Hunter Stories" will be coming soon to Apple Arcade, while "Skate City" will be receiving a major update with a new Olympics-inspired Tokyo level later this week.

Mac Rumors
Jul 20, 2021

MagSafe Battery Pack Tidbits: Thickness, Weight, Charging Details, and More
Apple's new MagSafe Battery Pack for the iPhone 12 has started arriving to customers around the world, and as more people get their hands on the accessory, various tidbits have surfaced about its design and functionality.

Mac Rumors
Jul 20, 2021

iPad Mini 6 Rumored to Feature A15 Chip and Smart Connector
The sixth-generation iPad mini will feature an A15 chip and a Smart Connector, according to a report from 9to5Mac.

Mac Rumors
Jul 20, 2021

Adobe Updates Premiere Pro to Run Natively on M1 Macs
Adobe today announced it has updated its popular video editing app Premiere Pro with native support for Macs powered by the M1 chip, including the base 13-inch MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, 24-inch iMac, and Mac mini.

Mac Rumors
Jul 20, 2021

Deals: AirPods Max Available for $454.99 at Amazon and Best Buy ($94 Off)
Following a $100 off deal on AirPods Max from Adorama last week, Amazon and Best Buy today are following up with a solid second-best offer on the high-end headphones. You can get the AirPods Max for $454.99, down from $549.00 ($94 off).

Mac Rumors
Jul 20, 2021

Apple Looking to Establish a Large Production Campus in Los Angeles for Apple TV
Apple is looking to lease a large production campus in Los Angeles for Apple TV , according to the Wall Street Journal.

Mac Rumors
Jul 20, 2021

Apple Reportedly Agrees Deal to Sell iPhones in Korean LG Retail Stores From August
LG has agreed to sell Apple's iPhones, iPads, and Apple Watches at its "LG Best Shops" in South Korea from August, according to a report by the local Herald Economic Daily.

Mac Rumors
Jul 20, 2021

Apple Reportedly Agrees to Deal to Sell iPhones in Korean LG Retail Stores From August
LG has agreed to sell Apple's iPhones, iPads, and Apple Watches at its "LG Best Shops" in South Korea from August, according to a report by the local Herald Economic Daily.

Mac Rumors
Jul 20, 2021

MagSafe Battery Pack Now Available for Apple Store Pickup
The newly-launched MagSafe Battery Pack for the iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 Pro Max is now available for in-store pickup at Apple Stores in a range of countries and regions around the world.

Mac Rumors
Jul 20, 2021

MagSafe Battery Pack Now Available for In-Store Pickup in UK, EU, Australia, Japan, and China
The newly-launched MagSafe Battery Pack for the iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 Pro Max is now available for in-store pickup at Apple Stores in a range of countries and regions outside the United States.

Mac Rumors
Jul 20, 2021

Beats Studio Buds Now Available to Order in Many European Countries
Apple has opened orders for its Beats Studio Buds on the other side of the Atlantic, with the wireless earbuds now available in several European countries including France, Germany, Spain, Italy, and the United Kingdom. Additional retailers like Amazon and John Lewis are also selling them.

Mac Rumors
Jul 20, 2021

Apple Could Be Forced to Follow New Digital Competition Rules or Face Fines, Under UK Proposal
The U.K. government is today unveiling its plan to regulate tech giants, such as Apple, to ensure that the U.K's digital market, which includes platforms such as the App Store, is open for competition, and not dominated by any particular company.

Mac Rumors
Jul 20, 2021

Apple Pay Now Available for Mir Cardholders in Russia
Customers using cards with the Russian payment system "Mir" now have access to using their cards with Apple Pay, the Russian News Agency reports, citing a press release.

Mac Rumors
Jul 20, 2021

WhatsApp Now Lets You Join Group Calls Even After They've Started
WhatsApp has introduced a new call feature to its platform that allows you to jump into an end-to-end encrypted group call even after it has started.

Mac Rumors
Jul 20, 2021

iOS 14.7 Bug May Prevent iPhones With Touch ID From Automatically Unlocking Apple Watch
Following the release of iOS 14.7, watchOS 7.6, and several other operating system updates this week, Apple has acknowledged that a bug in iOS 14.7 could prevent users from being able to unlock their Apple Watches by simply unlocking their paired Touch ID-equipped iPhones.

Mac Rumors
Jul 20, 2021

Apple Will Delay Bringing Employees Back to Offices Until at Least October
Amid another rise in COVID-19 cases and continued concerns from employees about Apple's stated plan to start bringing many employees back into the office three days a week starting in September, Apple has delayed its plans until at least October, reports Bloomberg.

Mac Rumors
Jul 19, 2021

Apple Releases Safari 14.1.2 Update for macOS Catalina and macOS Mojave
Apple today released a new Safari 14.1.2 update that's available for macOS Catalina and macOS Mojave users.

Mac Rumors
Jul 19, 2021

iOS 14.7 Features: Everything New in iOS 14.7
Apple today released iOS 14.7 and iPadOS 14.7 to the public after several months of beta testing. iOS 14.7 is a smaller update than some of the updates that preceded it, but there are still a few notable features.

Mac Rumors
Jul 19, 2021

Coalition for App Fairness: Apple is Using Subpoenas to Punish Opponents by Prying Into Confidential Communications
Apple has filed a subpoena against the Coalition for App Fairness, requesting details on their communications as Apple fights a series of antitrust lawsuits. The Coalition for App Fairness comprises several companies who have been critical of Apple's App Store rules and fees, including Epic Games, Spotify, Deezer, Tile, and Match Group.

Mac Rumors
Jul 19, 2021

iOS 15: How to Create a Focus
In iOS 15, Apple introduced a new Focus feature that aims to help reduce distractions and let you zone in on a single thing. Focus does this by filtering notifications based on what you're doing.

Mac Rumors
Jul 19, 2021

Apple Employees Continue to Fight Return to Campuses and Push for Better Remote Working Options
Apple has made it clear that most of its employees will not be able to work remotely on a permanent basis, but that isn't stopping some corporate staff from continuing to push for more relaxed remote working rules, reports Recode.

Mac Rumors
Jul 19, 2021

Apple Releases HomePod 14.7 Software With Support for Managing Timers From the Home App
Apple today released a new 14.7 software update for the HomePod and the HomePod mini, which is designed to accompany the iOS 14.7 release that is now available on the iPhone.

Mac Rumors
Jul 19, 2021

Hyper Releases Stackable GaN Chargers With Up to 1600W of Power From a Single Wall Outlet
Following a successful Kickstarter campaign, accessory maker Hyper today announced that its stackable 65W and 100W chargers based on space saving and power efficient gallium nitride (GaN) technology are now available.

Mac Rumors
Jul 19, 2021

Apple Seeds Second Release Candidate Version of macOS Big Sur 11.5 to Developers
Apple today seeded a second release candidate version of an upcoming macOS Big Sur 11.5 update to developers for testing purposes, with the new update coming one week after the release of the first RC version.

Mac Rumors
Jul 19, 2021

Apple Music Spatial Audio and Lossless Quality Rolling Out in India
Apple Music Spatial Audio with Dolby Atmos and ?Apple Music? Lossless are now rolling out to ?Apple Music? subscribers in India, based on reports circulating on Twitter.
— Sahil Mohan Gupta (@DigitallyBones) July 19, 2021
— Cherag Bodhanwala (@cheragb15) July 19, 2021

Mac Rumors
Jul 19, 2021

Apple Releases iOS 14.7 With MagSafe Battery Support and Apple Card Family Credit Limit Combining
Apple today released iOS 14.7, marking the seventh major update to the iOS operating system that came out in September 2020. iOS 14.7 comes two months after the launch of iOS 14.6, a major update that added Apple Card Family Support, Podcast Subscriptions, and more.

Mac Rumors
Jul 19, 2021

Apple Releases watchOS 7.6, Bringing ECG and Irregular Heart Rhythm Notifications to 30 New Regions
Apple today released watchOS 7.6, the sixth major update to the watchOS 7 operating system that was released in September 2020. watchOS 7.6 comes two months after the release of watchOS 7.5.

Mac Rumors
Jul 19, 2021

Apple Releases tvOS 14.7 for Apple TV HD and Apple TV 4K
Apple today released tvOS 14.7, the seventh update to the tvOS 14 operating system that initially debuted in September 2020. tvOS 14.7 comes two months after the launch of the tvOS 14.6 update.

Mac Rumors
Jul 19, 2021

Apple Adds New Products to Online Store, Including Linksys Velop Wi-Fi 6 Mesh Routers With HomeKit Support
Apple recently added several new products and accessories to its online store, including the Linksys Velop AX4200 mesh Wi-Fi 6 system, with one node priced at $249.95, a two-pack priced at $399.95, and a three-pack priced at $499.95.

Mac Rumors
Jul 19, 2021

Apple Warns Against Using Hydrogen Peroxide Disinfectants on Products
In a recently updated support document, Apple has indicated that customers should not use products containing hydrogen peroxide to disinfect Apple products, including the iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch, HomePod, AirPods, and more. On the other hand, Apple has confirmed it is okay to use a 75% ethyl alcohol wipe to disinfect products.

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