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Mac Rumors
Mar 03, 2021

Twelve South Launches 'HoverBar Duo' Adjustable Stand for iPad and iPhone
Twelve South today launched the new HoverBar Duo, an adjustable stand that securely holds the iPad or iPhone, priced at $79.99. The accessory has dual functionality: it can sit on a desk as a weighted stand, or you can attach it to a shelf with the included shelf clamp.

Mac Rumors
Mar 03, 2021

Netflix Launches 'Fast Laughs' Feature on iOS for TikTok-Style Comedy Moments
Netflix has today announced the launch of its "Fast Laughs" feature, available now in the video streaming service's iOS app (via iPhone in Canada).

Mac Rumors
Mar 03, 2021

Deals: Shop the Latest iPad Accessory Sales With Discounts on Smart Folio, Magic Keyboard, and AirPods
Amazon today has a collection of discounts on accessories for the iPad, including notable sales on the Smart Folio and an ongoing $100 best-ever price on the Magic Keyboard. Additionally, if you're on the hunt for AirPods, there are a few solid sales on the Bluetooth headphones this week.

Mac Rumors
Mar 03, 2021

WhatsApp Testing Self-Destructing Images for iOS
WhatsApp is testing the ability for images within chats to self-destruct, allowing the receiver to only view images once, without the ability to save them to their device. • Self-destructing photos cannot be exported from WhatsApp.
• WhatsApp didn't implement a screenshot detection for self-destructing photos yet.

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— WABetaInfo (@WABetaInfo) March 3, 2021

Mac Rumors
Mar 03, 2021

Apple TV Previews New 'Calls' Series Based on Short Phone Conversations, Debuts March 19
Apple today shared a trailer for an upcoming original series "Calls," told entirely through 12-minute phone conversations. The series will be an English adaption of the French series of the same name that was created by Timothée Hochet.

Mac Rumors
Mar 03, 2021

Deals: Anker Introduces New Sales on Surge Protectors and USB-C Chargers
Anker has introduced a new collection of discounts on Amazon today, this time focusing on a wide array of wall chargers and surge protectors. You'll find Anker's popular PowerExtend Strip surge protectors starting at $23.79, as well as a few PowerPort Strip accessories (which include USB-A ports) from $24.64.

Mac Rumors
Mar 03, 2021

iPhone 13 Pro Models Expected to Feature Improved Ultra Wide Lens With Sensor-Shift Image Stabilization and Autofocus
The iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max, expected later this year, will feature an improved ultra-wide lens with the additions of sensor-shift image stabilization and autofocus, according to sources cited by DigiTimes.

Mac Rumors
Mar 03, 2021

New Apple Pencil Allegedly Leaks With Glossy Finish and Redesigned Tip
Images supposedly depicting a third-generation Apple Pencil have been shared on Twitter by the leaker known as "Mr. White."

Mac Rumors
Mar 03, 2021

Amazon Launches GameOn Clip Recording App On iOS
GameOn, Amazon's mobile gameplay recording platform, has been released on iPhone and iPad. The app lets game players capture video clips from a range of mobile titles that support screen recording and share them on the platform or to other sites.

Mac Rumors
Mar 03, 2021

Sketchy Rumor Claims 'iPad Mini Pro' Launching in Second Half of 2021
Apple is expected to launch a sixth-generation iPad mini in the first half of 2021, possibly as soon as this March, based on long-standing rumors. However, a new rumor out of Asia that has gained traction in the last 24 hours suggests an "iPad mini Pro" will arrive in the second half of this year.

Mac Rumors
Mar 03, 2021

Apple Watch ECG Feature Gets Approved in Australia
The Australian government has approved ECG functionality on the Apple Watch, giving Apple the all-clear to launch the feature for Apple Watch users in the country, according to a regulatory document first spotted by The 8-Bit.

Mac Rumors
Mar 03, 2021

MagSafe Charging Port for iPhone Appears in Apple Patent
In a new patent, Apple envisions a type of connectivity port using an iteration of its magnetic MagSafe charger to charge an iPhone, potentially paving the way for a future without Lightning.

Mac Rumors
Mar 02, 2021

Rosetta May Be Removed From M1 Macs in Some Regions on macOS 11.3
Installing the upcoming macOS 11.3 software update on an M1 Mac may result in Rosetta 2 being removed in one or more regions around the world.
— Steve Moser (@SteveMoser) March 3, 2021

Mac Rumors
Mar 02, 2021

iOS 14.5 Beta 3 Enables 'Items' Tab in Find My to Keep Track of Beats Headphones and Third-Party Accessories
Beginning with iOS 14.5 and iPadOS 14.5, users will be able to keep track of select non-Apple-branded products like Beats headphones and upcoming Belkin wireless earbuds using Apple's built-in Find My app.

Mac Rumors
Mar 02, 2021

Apple Seeds Third Betas of iOS 14.5 and iPadOS 14.5 to Developers
Apple today seeded the third betas of upcoming iOS 14.5 and iPadOS 14.5 updates to developers for testing purposes, with the new beta updates coming two weeks after Apple released the second iOS and iPadOS 14.5 betas.

Mac Rumors
Mar 02, 2021

Apple Seeds Third Betas of iOS 14.5 and iPadOS 14.5 to Developers [Update: Pulled]
: Apple doesn't appear to have released the new update over the air yet. It is, however, available as a download from Apple's developer center.
: Apple has removed beta 3 from the developer center and reverted back to beta 2.

Mac Rumors
Mar 02, 2021

Spotify Poised to Surpass Apple Podcasts in U.S. Listeners This Year
Spotify has been making inroads in the podcasting market over the course of the last few years, ramping up its original podcast offerings and making major acquisitions like Gimlet Media, Parcast, and Anchor, as well as scoring key deals such as the rights to the popular Joe Rogan Experience podcast.

Mac Rumors
Mar 02, 2021

Hulu Reactivates Picture-in-Picture on iOS 14 in Latest Update
With its latest App Store update, Hulu has reactivated picture-in-picture for iPhone users running iOS 14, months after stripping the feature from the app.

Mac Rumors
Mar 02, 2021

Apple Seeds Third Beta of macOS Big Sur 11.3 to Developers
Apple today seeded the third beta of an upcoming macOS Big Sur 11.3 update to developers for testing purposes, with the new beta coming two weeks after the launch of the second beta and a month after the release of macOS Big Sur 11.2, a bug fix update.

Mac Rumors
Mar 02, 2021

Deals: Get Apple's Newest iPad Air Models for $50 Off, Starting at $549 for 64GB Wi-Fi
The 2020 iPad Air has a few discounts on Amazon and B&H Photo this week, starting at $549.00 for the 64GB Wi-Fi model. We've seen this device go lower to about $539.00 in past sales, but today's price tag is far more common and still a solid $50 discount on the latest iPad Air.

Mac Rumors
Mar 02, 2021

iPhone Sticking With Lightning Port Over USB-C for 'Foreseeable Future'
Apple will retain the Lightning connector on the iPhone for the "foreseeable future," with no intention of switching to USB-C, according to reliable analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

Mac Rumors
Mar 02, 2021

Apple Inks Deal for 'Roar' Series Starring Nicole Kidman and Alison Brie
Apple today announced that it has signed a series order for anthology series "Roar," which is set to star Nicole Kidman, Cynthia Erivo, Merritt Wever, and Alison Brie. "Roar" is described as an "anthology series of darkly comic feminist fables."

Mac Rumors
Mar 02, 2021

MLB App No Longer Available on Third-Generation Apple TV
Last week, the MLB app was removed from the third-generation Apple TV, with a tipster informing us that the app has been deprecated for the eight-year-old device. The MLB app now requires an Apple TV HD or Apple TV 4K.

Mac Rumors
Mar 02, 2021

'Apple Hearing Study' Insights Shared Ahead of World Hearing Day
Apple today shared key insights from its Apple Hearing Study to encourage others to better understand and manage their hearing health. The data comes from thousands of participants across the United States.

Mac Rumors
Mar 02, 2021

Deals: Take $100 Off Apple's M1 MacBook Pro Models at Amazon and B&H Photo
Amazon today is discounting both models of Apple's M1 13-inch MacBook Pro, starting at $1,199.99 for the 256GB model. This is $100 off the original price of the MacBook Pro, and a match of the previous low price seen on this notebook.

Mac Rumors
Mar 02, 2021

New Apple Card Customers Can Get 6% Daily Cash on Apple Purchases in March
Apple is offering new Apple Card customers 6% Daily Cash Back for purchases made from Apple for the month of March.

Mac Rumors
Mar 02, 2021

Micron Debuts $490 4TB Crucial X6 External SSD
Micron today announced the launch of several new SSD options available under its Crucial brand, including a new high-end 4TB option and an affordable 500GB option.

Mac Rumors
Mar 02, 2021

Arlo Releases Privacy-Focused $99 Essential Indoor Camera
Arlo today announced the availability of the Essential Indoor Camera, which was first unveiled at CES. Focused on privacy, the Essential Indoor Camera has an automated privacy shield that's designed to cover the lens when needed.

Mac Rumors
Mar 02, 2021

Popular Weather Line App Acquired By Unnamed Buyer, Service to Shut Down Next Year
Popular iOS app Weather Line has been acquired by an unnamed buyer and removed from the App Store with immediate effect, the developers behind the weather forecaster have announced.

Mac Rumors
Mar 02, 2021

NASA Mars Perseverance Rover Uses Same PowerPC Chipset Found in 1998 G3 iMac
NASA's Perseverance rover, which recently made history landing on the surface of Mars, is powered by the same processor used in an iMac more than 23 years old.

Mac Rumors
Mar 02, 2021

iPhone 12 Pro Models Expected to Drive 50% YoY Growth in Quarterly Global Smartphone Shipments
Apple's iPhone 12 Pro models are set to contribute significantly to a 50% year-on-year growth of smartphone shipments worldwide in the first quarter of this year, according analyses conducted by Digitimes Research.

Mac Rumors
Mar 02, 2021

Apple Officially Retires Music Memos App
As expected, Apple has officially retired its Music Memos app, which allows musicians and songwriters to capture song ideas on the fly.

Mac Rumors
Mar 01, 2021

Apple Lobbying Against Arizona Bill That Would Let Developers Use Third-Party Payment Options
Arizona is considering legislation that would prevent developers from being forced to use Apple's in-app purchase options, and as the bill heads to the Arizona Senate, Apple and Google are lobbying heavily against it.

Mac Rumors
Mar 01, 2021

Prosser: iPhone 12 MagSafe Battery Pack to Feature Reverse Charging
Apple is working on MagSafe-compatible battery packs that will be compatible with the iPhone 12 models, and leaker Jon Prosser today said on the Genius Bar podcast that one version of the battery pack will feature "reverse charging."

Mac Rumors
Mar 01, 2021

Gmail for iOS Updated for the First Time in Three Months
After neglecting the app for several months, Google today finally updated Gmail on the App Store for the first time in exactly three months.

Mac Rumors
Mar 01, 2021

Judge in Apple v. Epic Games Case Wants In-Person Trial Starting on May 3
Lawyers for Epic Games and Apple today participated in a management conference with Judge Yvonne Gonzalez to hammer out the details of an upcoming bench trial, which is set to take place on May 3.

Mac Rumors
Mar 01, 2021

Apple Reopens All 270 Retail Stores in the United States
All 270 Apple retail stores in the United States have been reopened as of today, marking the first time that Apple has had all locations operational since stores began closing in March 2020.

Mac Rumors
Mar 01, 2021

Kuo: Apple Could Launch Foldable iPhone With 7.5-8 Inch Display in 2023
In a wide-ranging research note today outlining a roadmap for the iPhone lineup, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo shared a tidbit on Apple's foldable ?iPhone? plans, indicating that the company could launch a device with a 7.5-8 inch display in 2023.

Mac Rumors
Mar 01, 2021

Kuo: Some 2022 iPhones to Abandon Notch in Favor of 'Punch-Hole' Display
At least some 2022 iPhone models will abandon the notch and switch to a "punch-hole display design" instead, similar to Samsung's recent high-end Galaxy smartphones, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said today in a research note obtained by MacRumors.

Mac Rumors
Mar 01, 2021

Kuo: Next iPhone SE Coming in Early 2022 With 5G and Processor Upgrades
The next-generation version of the iPhone SE won't appear until the first half of 2022, according to a new research note from analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

Mac Rumors
Mar 01, 2021

Kuo: iPhone 13 Lineup to Feature Smaller Notch and Larger Batteries, 120Hz Display for Pro Models, and More
iPhone 13 models will all feature a smaller notch, while the two Pro models will be equipped with low-power LTPO display technology for a 120Hz refresh rate, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said today in a research note obtained by MacRumors.

Mac Rumors
Mar 01, 2021

Deals: Pad & Quill's Winter Clearance Sale Taking 40-50% Off Nearly Everything Sitewide
Pad & Quill is hosting a new Winter Clearance sale this week, offering 40 to 50 percent off nearly everything on its website. Pad & Quill is known for its leather cases for iPhone, iPad, and MacBook, and the company also sells Apple Watch bands, wallets, notebooks, and more.

Mac Rumors
Mar 01, 2021

Apple Faces Another iPhone Lawsuit Over 'Programmed Obsolescence'
Apple faces a new class-action lawsuit that accuses it of deliberately releasing iOS updates that slowly reduce the performance of an iPhone, forcing customers to upgrade their devices.

Mac Rumors
Mar 01, 2021

Deals: AirPods Pro Available for $189.99 Today on Woot ($59 Off)
Woot is back with a solid discount on Apple's AirPods Pro, which are available for $189.99, down from $249.00. This is one of the lowest ongoing prices that we have tracked for the AirPods Pro, and they're beating Amazon's current sale by $10.

Mac Rumors
Mar 01, 2021

Supreme Court to Determine if Patent Appeal Board Used by Apple is Unconstitutional
The U.S. Supreme Court will today hear arguments about whether the systems used by technology companies, including Apple and Google, to invalidate patents and see off litigation are unconstitutional (via Bloomberg).

Mac Rumors
Mar 01, 2021

IDC: Apple Was Third Largest Seller of Tablets in India in 2020
Apple enjoyed considerable gains in the Indian tablet market last year, growing its market share and increasing shipments by 13% year-on-year, according to data from IDC.

Mac Rumors
Mar 01, 2021

iPhone 13 to Include 1TB Storage Option and LiDAR Across the Board, Says Wedbush Analyst
Apple's forthcoming iPhone 13 could include a 1TB storage option for some models and LiDAR Scanners across the entire lineup, according to a report from Wedbush analysts.

Mac Rumors
Mar 01, 2021

TSMC on Track to Begin Volume Production of 3nm Chips in 2022
TSMC, Apple's main chip supplier, is on track to begin risk production of a 3-nanometer fabrication process in the second half of this year, when the foundry will be capable of processing 30,000 wafers built using the more advanced technology, according to a new report today (via DigiTimes).

Mac Rumors
Mar 01, 2021

iOS 14.5 to Introduce Find My Support for Powerbeats Pro
Beginning with iOS and iPadOS 14.5, Powerbeats Pro users will be able to locate, track, and find their headphones with the built-in Find My app.

Mac Rumors
Mar 01, 2021

iOS 14.5 to Introduce Find My Support for Powerbeats Pro [Updated]
Beginning with iOS and iPadOS 14.5, Powerbeats Pro users will be able to locate, track, and find their headphones with the built-in Find My app.

Mac Rumors
Mar 01, 2021

Canadian Startup Buddybuild Shutting Down Following 2018 Apple Acquisition
Vancouver-based app startup, Buddybuild, will officially shut down in the fall of this year following Apple's acquisition of the company in 2018.

Mac Rumors
Feb 28, 2021

Jason Sudeikis Wins Golden Globe Award for Apple TV Comedy Series 'Ted Lasso'
Jason Sudeikis today won a Golden Globe Award for "Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series" in the "Musical or Comedy" category for his starring role in the hit Apple TV comedy series "Ted Lasso."

Mac Rumors
Feb 28, 2021

Apple Shares New 'Hometown' Shot on iPhone Video
Apple today shared a new "Hometown" shot on iPhone video, which was made in honor of Black History Month. The video features the hometowns of visionary Black photographers including Lawrence Agyei, Gabriella Angotti-Jones, Lauren Woods, and Julien James.

Mac Rumors
Feb 28, 2021

Jailbreak Tool 'unc0ver' 6.0.0 Released With iOS 14.3 Compatibility
The team behind the "unc0ver" jailbreaking tool for iOS has released version 6.0.0 of its software, which can allegedly be used to jailbreak any device running iOS 11.0 through iOS 14.3 using a kernel vulnerability.
— @Pwn20wnd (@Pwn20wnd) February 28, 2021

Mac Rumors
Feb 27, 2021

HomeKit Essentials Worth Checking Out
HomeKit was slow to take off after its 2014 launch, but now that it's been around for seven years, there are hundreds of ?HomeKit? products available, ranging from doorbells and speakers to TVs, lights, and cameras. In our latest YouTube video, we rounded up some of our favorite ?HomeKit? products that we find most useful.

Mac Rumors
Feb 27, 2021

Top Stories: MacBook Pro, iMac, and AirPods Rumors, macOS 11.2.2, MagSafe Wallet Revisited
March is right around the corner, and that means our first good opportunity for Apple product launches in 2021 as the company frequently has significant launches in March or April each year. We're hearing rumors about MacBook Pro, iMac, AirPods, and more, although many of these will be coming out at different times over the course of the year.

Mac Rumors
Feb 27, 2021

Facebook Weighing Up Legality of Facial Recognition in Upcoming Smart Glasses
Facebook is reportedly weighing up the legal implications of building facial recognition technology into a pair of smart glasses that the company is currently developing and which it intends to launch later this year.

Mac Rumors
Feb 26, 2021

Apple Requiring Developers to Return DTK Mac Minis by March 31
Apple today sent out emails to developers who are in possession of a Developer Transition Kit, asking them to return the machines by March 31. The Developer Transition Kits are Mac minis with A12Z chips that Apple provided for development purposes ahead of the release of the M1 Macs.

Mac Rumors
Feb 26, 2021

Minnesota and Arizona Bills Aim to Let Developers Skirt Apple's In-App Purchase Rules
After North Dakota tried and failed to pass legislation that would have paved the way for third-party App Store options, Minnesota and Arizona have introduced new bills that would loosen Apple's control over ?App Store? developers.

Mac Rumors
Feb 26, 2021

Review: SwitchEasy's MagDoka and MagStand Add MagSafe Compatibility to iPhone 11 Models
SwitchEasy recently came out with a series of "MagEasy" accessories that are designed to add MagSafe compatibility to older devices or to iPhone 12 cases that aren't equipped with built-in magnets.

Mac Rumors
Feb 26, 2021

MacRumors Giveaway: Win True Wireless Earbuds With Active Noise Cancellation From Aukey
For this week's giveaway, we've teamed up with Aukey to offer MacRumors readers a chance to win a set of Aukey's EP-N7 True Wireless Earbuds, which feature Active Noise Cancellation technology and have a wire-free design.

Mac Rumors
Feb 26, 2021

Apple's 'Band of Brothers' Followup 'Masters of Air' to Star Austin Butler and Callum Turner
Momentum is picking up on "Masters of Air," a followup to "Band of Brothers," that's coming to Apple TV , reports Deadline. "Masters of Air" is the first series that's coming from Apple's own internal production studio run by ?Apple TV ? heads Zack Van Amburg and Jamie Erlicht.

Mac Rumors
Feb 26, 2021

Apple's 'Band of Brothers' Sequel 'Masters of Air' to Star Austin Butler and Callum Turner
Momentum is picking up on "Masters of Air," a sequel to "Band of Brothers," that's coming to Apple TV , reports Deadline. "Masters of Air" is the first series that's coming from Apple's own internal production studio run by ?Apple TV ? heads Zack Van Amburg and Jamie Erlicht.

Mac Rumors
Feb 26, 2021

Apple Music Launches New 'Behind the Songs' Hub Focusing on Songwriters and Producers
Apple today is rolling out a new hub focused on songwriters, producers, and session musicians. Similar to previous content hubs, "Behind the Songs" is a curated collection of playlists, videos, interviews, and radio shows (via Engadget).

Mac Rumors
Feb 26, 2021

Apple Says iOS 14 Now Installed on 86% of iPhones Introduced in Last Four Years
Apple this week provided updated iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 adoption numbers, indicating that iOS 14 is installed on 80% of all active iPhones and on 86% of iPhones introduced in the last four years, as measured by the App Store on February 24.

Mac Rumors
Feb 26, 2021

Apple Arcade February 2021 Roundup: 'Lumen' and 'Survival Z'
This month, "Lumen" and "Survival Z" arrived on Apple Arcade, joining the expanding library of 146 games already on Apple's exclusive-based mobile gaming subscription service.

Mac Rumors
Feb 26, 2021

Deals: Take Up to $70 Off Brydge's Keyboards for iPad and iPad Pro
Brydge has a few ongoing deals happening this week, where you can shop a collection of iPad keyboards for the 9.7-inch iPad, 11-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro, and more. Brydge's keyboards have premium aluminum bodies, backlit keys, and up to 180-degree viewing angles. You can connect the keyboards to an iPad via USB-C or Bluetooth.

Mac Rumors
Feb 26, 2021

Alpine's Latest CarPlay Receiver Has a 9-Inch Display Hovering Over the Dashboard
For customers in the market for an aftermarket CarPlay installation, Alpine Electronics this week announced that its new iLX-F409 receiver with a 9-inch capacitive touchscreen is now available at select retailers in the United States.

Mac Rumors
Feb 26, 2021

AirPods Max in Silver Now Available to Ship on Amazon
Following stock at Verizon last week, today we're seeing refreshed stock for the AirPods Max in Silver at Amazon for a price of $549.00. If you have Amazon Prime's two-day shipping option, you can get the AirPods Max in the mail as soon as early next week.

Mac Rumors
Feb 26, 2021

Apple Rolls Out Device Repairability Scores in France
Apple has begun adding repairability scores to its website and Apple Store app in France to meet the demands of new Right to Repair laws (via MacGeneration).

Mac Rumors
Feb 26, 2021

Dutch Antitrust Watchdog Nears Draft Decision in App Store Probe
The Netherlands Authority for Consumers and Markets, or ACM for short, is reportedly nearing a draft decision in its investigation into Apple over rules that require developers to use its in-app payment system, which charges commissions of between 15% and 30%.

Mac Rumors
Feb 26, 2021

Twitter Announces Upcoming 'Super Follow' Feature to Let Users Charge Followers for Content
In an attempt to reduce its dependence on advertising to generate revenue, Twitter has announced two new features coming to the social media platform later this year, including a "Super Follow" feature that will let users charge followers for access to exclusive content.

Mac Rumors
Feb 26, 2021

Bill Gates Says His Preference for Android Over iPhone Comes Down to Pre-Installed Software
Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates this week participated in his first meeting on Clubhouse, the increasingly popular invite-only conversation app, where he fielded a range of questions as part of an ongoing book tour.

Mac Rumors
Feb 26, 2021

Bill Gates Says His Preference for Android Over iPhone is Due to Pre-Installed Software
Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates this week participated in his first meeting on Clubhouse, the increasingly popular invite-only conversation app, where he fielded a range of questions as part of an ongoing book tour.

Mac Rumors
Feb 26, 2021

iPhone 12 Series Still Strong Despite Weaker Demand, Says JP Morgan Analyst
Quarterly shipments of Apple's iPhone 12 series continue to enjoy a year-on-year increase, despite weakening demand for the devices, according to JP Morgan analyst Samik Chatterjee (via AppleInsider).

Mac Rumors
Feb 26, 2021

Telegram Gains New Auto-Delete Options, Expiring Invite Links, and More
Telegram Messenger is bringing new feature additions to its chat app, including new options for auto-delete messages, expiring invite links, and unlimited group numbers.

Mac Rumors
Feb 25, 2021

Korean Report Says Kia Partnership With Apple Still Possible
Apple and Hyundai subsidiary Kia signed a memorandum of understanding last year, agreeing to pursue cooperation in eight sectors, including electric vehicles, according to a new report from South Korean news site Chosun Biz, cited by Reuters.

Mac Rumors
Feb 25, 2021

Apple Begins Selling Refurbished M1 Mac Mini
Apple today began selling certified refurbished Mac mini models with the M1 chip for the first time in the United States and Canada, with prices discounted by approximately 15 percent compared to brand new models as usual.

Mac Rumors
Feb 25, 2021

Apple Store at MacArthur Center in Virginia Permanently Closing Following Years of Safety Issues at Shopping Mall
Apple today indicated that its retail store at the MacArthur Center shopping mall in Norfolk, Virginia will be permanently closing after over 14 years of business, although an exact closure date has yet to be announced by the company.

Mac Rumors
Feb 25, 2021

Apple Training Siri to Better Understand People With Atypical Speech
Apple is researching how to improve Siri to better understand people who talk with a stutter, according to new details shared by The Wall Street Journal in a piece on how companies train voice assistants to handle atypical speech.

Mac Rumors
Feb 25, 2021

Apple Releases Safari Technology Preview 121 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
Feb 25, 2021

Apple Releases macOS Big Sur 11.2.2 to Prevent MacBooks From Being Damaged by Third-Party Non-Compliant Docks
Apple today released macOS Big Sur 11.2.2, the fourth update to the ?macOS Big Sur? operating system that launched in November. ?macOS Big Sur? 11.2.2 comes two weeks after the release of macOS Big Sur 11.2.1, a bug fix update.

Mac Rumors
Feb 25, 2021

21.5-Inch iMac Currently Unavailable to Order With Upgraded 512GB or 1TB SSD
For the past few days, the 21.5-inch 4K iMac with either 512GB or 1TB of SSD storage configuration has been unavailable for order on Apple's website. Other configurations, such as the lowest-end 256GB SSD option or 1TB Fusion Drive storage option remain available, however.

Mac Rumors
Feb 25, 2021

Rumored Finger-Mounted Control Device for Apple AR/VR Headset Surfaces in Patent Application
Apple is researching a finger-mounted device with an array of sensors and haptic feedback, to be used as a control device for a mixed-reality headset, according to patent filings.

Mac Rumors
Feb 25, 2021

Apple Celebrating Women's History Month With Featured Apps, Podcasts, and More
Apple today announced that it will be celebrating Women's History Month and International Women's Day with featured content that promotes female creators across the App Store and other Apple services throughout March and beyond.

Mac Rumors
Feb 25, 2021

Redesigned 14-Inch MacBook Pro Expected to Feature Brighter Mini-LED Display With Slimmer Bezels and More
Apple plans to unveil new 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models with Mini-LED-backlit displays in the second half of this year, according to industry sources cited by Taiwanese supply chain publication DigiTimes. The report claims that Radiant Opto-Electronics will be the exclusive supplier of the Mini-LED backlight units, while Quanta Computer is said to be tasked with final assembly of the notebooks.

Mac Rumors
Feb 25, 2021

Deals: Apple's M1 MacBook Pro Seeing Up to $100 Discounts on Amazon [Updated]
Amazon today is offering the new M1 MacBook Pro for up to $100 off in both configurations, with a match of the lowest-ever price seen on the higher-end 512GB M1 MacBook Pro.

Mac Rumors
Feb 25, 2021

Facebook's New PR Campaign Promotes Personalized Advertising Ahead of Apple's App Tracking Transparency Launch
Facebook is launching a new PR campaign that highlights how small businesses rely on personalized advertising to help their businesses grow from "an idea into a livelihood." The new campaign indirectly takes aim at App Tracking Transparency (ATT), an upcoming iOS 14 feature that will require apps to ask for a user's permission to opt into tracking for personalized advertising.

Mac Rumors
Feb 25, 2021

Deals: Shop the Latest Carrier Sales on iPhone 12 and Refurbished Discounts on iPhone 11
Today we're tracking a few offers on multiple generations of iPhone. These include the latest sales from AT&T and Verizon on the iPhone 12 family, like up to $700 off a new iPhone 12 Pro at AT&T when adding a new line or upgrading. There's also a few refurbished iPhone 11 deals at Woot, all of which you'll find listed below.

Mac Rumors
Feb 25, 2021

Apple Teams Up With Encircle to Develop New Community Resource Centers for LGBTQ Youth
Apple today announced that it is teaming up with Encircle LGBTQ Family and Youth Center to fund a new "$8 million, 8 Houses" initiative that will allow Encircle to build new community centers that provide support, mental health services, and community to LGBTQ youth and their families.

Mac Rumors
Feb 25, 2021

Target Rolling Out 'Apple Shopping Destination' at Select Locations This Month
Target today announced it is building on its long-standing partnership with Apple to include a new "enhanced Apple shopping experience" in its stores across the United States.

Mac Rumors
Feb 25, 2021

Apple Dominated Japan's Smartphone Market in 2020
According to research firm IDC (via GizChina), Apple dominated the smartphone market in Japan over the fourth quarter of 2020, with the iPhone brand accounting for over half of all phone sales in the country.

Mac Rumors
Feb 25, 2021

Overcast Podcast Player Update Brings Overhauled Apple Watch App, Improved Siri Support
In the latest update to the popular podcast player, Overcast has overhauled its Apple Watch app to be more intuitive and bring several features that were previously only accessible on Overcast for iPhone.

Mac Rumors
Feb 25, 2021

UK Consumer Watchdog Sues Qualcomm for Allegedly Breaching Competition Law
Around 29 million Britons who own an Apple or Samsung phone could be entitled to a collective £480m payout if a landmark legal claim against U.S. chipmaker Qualcomm is successful.

Mac Rumors
Feb 25, 2021

Valve Ordered to Give Apple Information on 436 Steam Games As Part of Epic Games Legal Case
Valve, the makers behind popular game distribution platform Steam, will be forced to hand over aggregate historical sales, price, and other information on 436 games hosted on the store to Apple, as part of the Apple vs. Epic Games antitrust case.

Mac Rumors
Feb 25, 2021

Paramount Channel to Cost $9.99 a Month Ad-Free or $4.99 With Ads
Paramount , the CBS All Access streaming service rebrand that launches March 4, will cost $4.99 per month with ads in the U.S. (less than the $5.99 charged for CBS All Access), or $9.99 without ads and with additional sports, news and live TV content.

Mac Rumors
Feb 24, 2021

Belkin Designing 'Soundform Connect' Adapter to Add AirPlay 2 to Speakers
Belkin appears to be working on a new "Belkin Soundform Connect" adapter that will connect to a standard speaker to add AirPlay 2 capabilities.
— Janko Roettgers (@jank0) February 24, 2021

Mac Rumors
Feb 24, 2021

Hands-On With Bose's 'Tenor' Audio Sunglasses
Bluetooth-enabled audio sunglasses have been trending lately, and Bose recently came out with the Frames Tenor, a set of high-end sunglasses that connect to your iPhone over Bluetooth, allowing you to listen to music without needing to bother with headphones.

Mac Rumors
Feb 24, 2021

Apple Pay Launch Appears Imminent in Israel
Apple Pay is likely a few days to a few weeks away from launching in Israel, according to local website The Verifier.

Mac Rumors
Feb 24, 2021

iPhone 13 Lineup Expected to Use Qualcomm's Snapdragon X60 Modem With Several 5G Improvements
Apple's next-generation iPhone 13 lineup will use Qualcomm's Snapdragon X60 5G modem, with Samsung to handle manufacturing of the chip, according to DigiTimes.

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