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Mac Rumors
Mar 22, 2019

Billie Eilish Breaks Apple Music Record for Most Users Pre-Adding Upcoming Album to Their Libraries
Artist Billie Eilish has achieved a new streaming milestone on Apple Music, breaking the service's all-time record for users "pre-adding" an album to their libraries ahead of its release. According to Apple, Eilish's upcoming album "When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?" has earned more than 800,000 pre-adds on Apple Music ahead of the album's launch on March 29 (via Music Business Worldwide).

Mac Rumors
Mar 22, 2019

Apple Music Updates 'Browse' Tab With New Themed Sections
Apple Music recently updated the New Music section of the "Browse" tab with a small refresh that highlights an assortment of different playlists from various musical genres. Apple sometimes pushes silent updates to Apple Music, like last summer when it added a "Coming Soon" section, more specific launch dates for albums, and updated artist profiles.

Mac Rumors
Mar 22, 2019

AirPower to Launch in 'Late March' According to DigiTimes Sources
Apple plans to release its long-awaited wireless charging mat AirPower in "late March" according to Taiwanese publication DigiTimes. We're in late March now, so if the report is accurate, then a release should be imminent.

Mac Rumors
Mar 21, 2019

Vox Signs on to Join Apple's News Subscription Service for Future Paid Tiers
Apple has inked a deal with Vox for Vox to become a part of its upcoming subscription service that will be available in Apple News, reports Bloomberg.

Mac Rumors
Mar 21, 2019

Comcast Launches New $5 Month Ad-Supported Streaming TV Service
Just ahead of when Apple plans to launch a new subscription video service that will give customers access to bundled cable channels, Comcast has introduced Xfinity Flex, a streaming service that combines video on demand content, ad-supported, free live streaming content, and access to add-on subscription apps.

Mac Rumors
Mar 21, 2019

Apple Secures Rights to AirPower Trademark Amid Launch Rumors
Amid launch rumors that Apple is preparing to release the AirPower sometime soon, the Cupertino company has finally secured the rights to the AirPower trademark.

Mac Rumors
Mar 21, 2019

Apple Updates Final Cut Pro, Motion, Compressor, and iMovie
Apple today updated a number of its video-related Mac apps, including Final Cut Pro, Motion, Compressor, and iMovie. Most of the updates are minor in scale, focusing on bug fixes and under-the-hood performance improvements.

Mac Rumors
Mar 21, 2019

Facebook Stored Hundreds of Millions Passwords in Plain Text, Thousands of Employees Had Access
Facebook today announced that during a routine security review it discovered "some user passwords" were stored in a readable format within its internal data storage systems, accessible by employees.

Mac Rumors
Mar 21, 2019

Two Zero-Day Vulnerabilities Discovered in Safari for Mac on Day One of Pwn2Own Hacking Contest
The 19th annual CanSecWest security conference is underway in Vancouver, Canada, including the annual Pwn2Own hacking contest, and two zero-day security vulnerabilities have so far been discovered in Safari on macOS.

Mac Rumors
Mar 21, 2019

Apple Store App Gains Revamped Sessions Tab, Easier Access to Trade-In Values
Apple today updated its Apple Store app to version 5.3, introducing a redesigned Sessions tab at the bottom of the app that houses dozens of new Today at Apple sessions that Apple users can sign up to attend.

Mac Rumors
Mar 21, 2019

Apple Plans to Sell Bundles of Cable TV Channels Through New Streaming Service
While Apple's new TV streaming service will include its own original content, Apple will also be offering customers access to video streaming subscriptions from third-party services, such as HBO and Showtime.

Mac Rumors
Mar 21, 2019

Apple's WWDC 2019 Ticket Lottery Ends, Winners Begin Receiving Confirmation Emails
The ticket lottery for Apple's 2019 Worldwide Developers Conference ended yesterday afternoon at 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time, and following the end of registration, Apple has started sending out confirmation emails to winners.

Mac Rumors
Mar 21, 2019

Deals: B&H Photo Takes $200 Off Pre-Orders for New Entry-Level 21.5-Inch 4K iMac
Earlier this week we highlighted a few deals for pre-orders on Apple's new iPad mini and iPad Air, and now B&H Photo has introduced a notable pre-order discount for the new entry-level 21.5-inch 4K iMac, which Apple refreshed on Tuesday.

Mac Rumors
Mar 21, 2019

Apple Has Reportedly Acquired Italian Startup Stamplay
Apple has acquired Italian startup Stamplay, which offered an API-based back-end development platform, according to Italian newspaper Il Sole 24 Ore. The report claims Apple paid around five million euros for the company.

Mac Rumors
Mar 21, 2019

New AirPower Image With iPhone XS Appears Within Source Code on Apple's Website
Based on source code from the AirPods page of Apple's website in Australia, MacRumors has uncovered what appears to be a new image of the AirPower with an iPhone XS and the new AirPods wireless charging case on it, providing yet more evidence that Apple still plans to release the wireless charging mat at some point.

Mac Rumors
Mar 21, 2019

New iPad Mini Reviews: Capable Small Tablet With Nearly All Features of New iPad Air
Early reviews and hands-on impressions of the new iPad mini came out today. Most publications agree that the iPad mini is a great update for fans of the smaller 7.9-inch tablet with almost identical tech specs to the new iPad Air.

Mac Rumors
Mar 21, 2019

New Apple Pay Promo Offers Free Instacart Delivery on Orders Over $35
With Apple Pay's latest promotion, you can get free delivery through Instacart when you use Apple Pay to checkout. To get the free delivery, you'll have to spend $35 or more on your order.

Mac Rumors
Mar 20, 2019

New AirPods vs. Old AirPods Comparison
Apple in March debuted second-generation AirPods, featuring several updates over the original massively popular wireless earbuds of the same name.

Mac Rumors
Mar 20, 2019

AltConf 2019 Offers San Jose Alternative for Developers Unable to Attend WWDC, Plus Satellite Events for Keynote Viewing
AltConf, a popular alternative conference that takes place at the same time as Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference, is returning in 2019. Developers unable to get a ticket to WWDC can instead attend AltConf to meet and mingle with others in the iOS and macOS communities.

Mac Rumors
Mar 20, 2019

'Downton Abbey' Star Michelle Dockery and 'IT' Actor Jaeden Martell Join Apple Series 'Defending Jacob'
Michelle Dockery, best know for her role as Lady Mary Crawley in PBS's "Downton Abbey," has signed on to star in "Defending Jacob," one of the TV shows Apple has ordered.

Mac Rumors
Mar 20, 2019

Wall Street Journal to Join Apple's News Subscription Service, but NYT and Washington Post Not Participating
The Wall Street Journal plans to join Apple's subscription news service that's set to be announced Monday, reports The New York Times. Other publications like the Washington Post and The New York Times itself are not on board, however, due to the revenue split Apple has requested.

Mac Rumors
Mar 20, 2019

AirPods With Wireless Charging Case Delivery Date Slips to April
Just hours after Apple unveiled new second-generation AirPods with "Hey Siri" support and a new Wireless Charging Case, they've started selling out.

Mac Rumors
Mar 20, 2019

AppleCare for Mac Expands to Spain, Singapore, Thailand, and Greater China
AppleCare for Mac availability has expanded to Spain, Singapore, Thailand, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macau as of this week.

Mac Rumors
Mar 20, 2019

OWC Announces RAM Upgrades for New 27-Inch 5K iMacs
Apple on Tuesday unveiled new iMac models that support up to 64GB RAM. Apple charges high prices for RAM upgrades, though, but luckily, there are do-it-yourself options for replacing an iMac's memory after purchase.

Mac Rumors
Mar 20, 2019

Apple Releases Safari Technology Preview 78 With Bug Fixes and Performance Improvements
Apple today released a new update for Safari Technology Preview, the experimental browser Apple first introduced three years ago in March 2016. Apple designed the Safari Technology Preview to test features that may be introduced into future release versions of Safari.

Mac Rumors
Mar 20, 2019

WSJ Says Apple Approved Production of AirPower Earlier This Year as Previously Rumored
The Wall Street Journal today reports that Apple approved production of its long-awaited wireless charging mat AirPower earlier this year after facing challenges with developing the accessory. This supports previous supply chain rumors.

Mac Rumors
Mar 20, 2019

Apple Requiring New and Updated Apps to Support iPhone XS Max and 12.9-Inch iPad Pro Starting March 27
Apple today announced that all new and updated iPhone and iPad apps submitted to the App Store on and after March 27, 2019 must be built with the iOS 12.1 SDK or later and support the iPhone XS Max or the latest 12.9-inch iPad Pro. App Store screenshots for those devices will also be required.

Mac Rumors
Mar 20, 2019

T-Mobile Offering iPhone XR at No Extra Cost When Adding New Lines and Trading in Old iPhone
T-Mobile kicked off a new promotion today that lets new and existing customers get the 64GB iPhone XR at no extra cost when they add new voice lines and trade in a qualifying device.

Mac Rumors
Mar 20, 2019

Satechi Launches New USB-C Headphone Jack Adapter and 100W USB-C Charging Cable
Satechi, known for its line of accessories for the iPhone, iPad, and Mac, today announced the launch of two new USB-C accessories designed for Macs and iPads.

Mac Rumors
Mar 20, 2019

Roundup: AirPower Removed From AirPods Page, AirPods 3 Possibly 2020, iOS 12.2 Arrives Next Week, and More
Apple today unveiled second-generation AirPods with a new H1 chip that enables hands-free Siri and up to an extra hour of talk time, and there are a handful of details worth mentioning surrounding the announcement.

Mac Rumors
Mar 20, 2019

Roundup: AirPower Removed From AirPods Page, iOS 12.2 Arrives Next Week, and More
Apple today unveiled second-generation AirPods with a new H1 chip that enables hands-free Siri and up to an extra hour of talk time, and there are a handful of details worth mentioning surrounding the announcement.

Mac Rumors
Mar 20, 2019

Apple Launches New Spring Colors for iPhone Cases and Apple Watch Bands
Alongside the second generation of AirPods, Apple today refreshed its iPhone case and Apple Watch band lineup for spring. In Silicone cases for iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max you can now choose from Spearmint, Papaya, and Delft Blue.

Mac Rumors
Mar 20, 2019

New AirPods Launch With H1 Chip, Hey Siri, Up to 50% More Talk Time, and Optional Wireless Charging Case
Apple today in a press release introduced new second-generation AirPods powered by an Apple-designed H1 chip that enables hands-free "Hey Siri" functionality and up to 50 percent more talk time compared to the original AirPods.

Mac Rumors
Mar 20, 2019

Disney Completes $71.3 Billion Acquisition of 21st Century Fox
After first confirming its plan to acquire certain parts of 21st Century Fox in December 2017, today The Walt Disney Company has officially closed its $71.3 billion acquisition of Fox (via The Hollywood Reporter). The deal had to go through various regulatory and antitrust reviews, and Disney saw a bit of competition with Comcast for Fox's assets throughout 2018.

Mac Rumors
Mar 20, 2019

Kaspersky Lab Files Antitrust Complaint Against Apple Over App Store Policy
Cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab has filed an antitrust complaint against Apple with the Russian Federal Antimonopoly Service relating to the company's App Store distribution policy. The action comes less than a week after Spotify filed its own complaint against Apple with EU antitrust regulators over the tech giant's "unfair" App Store practices.

Mac Rumors
Mar 19, 2019

Only One AirPod Working? Here's How to Fix the Problem
AirPods are designed to work seamlessly with all of Apple's Bluetooth-supporting devices, and nine times out of ten the wireless earbuds live up their billing, but that doesn't mean they work perfectly for everyone one hundred percent of the time.

Mac Rumors
Mar 19, 2019

Boss Audio Launches New $210 CarPlay Receiver With 6.75-Inch Touchscreen
If you don't have a vehicle with CarPlay installed natively, there are a number of third-party aftermarket CarPlay receivers from companies like Alpine and Pioneer, which can be an affordable way to get CarPlay integration in your car.

Mac Rumors
Mar 19, 2019

Apple Drops Prices on MacBook Air and Mac Mini SSD Upgrades, Lowers Cost of 64GB Mac Pro RAM Price
As we reported this morning, Apple today cut the prices of higher-end MacBook Pro SSD upgrades by up to $400, and as it turns out, there have been pricing changes to components in other Mac machines as well.

Mac Rumors
Mar 19, 2019

Apple Launches 'Media Literacy' Initiative to Encourage Critical Thinking and Better Informed Evaluation of News
Apple today announced the launch of a new media literacy initiative that's designed to encourage critical thinking and empower students to be better informed.

Mac Rumors
Mar 19, 2019

Code in Latest iOS 12.2 Beta Suggests AirPower Launch Coming Soon
Apple's long-awaited AirPower could be launching in the near future, based on coding changes that 9to5Mac's Guilherme Rambo says he found in the latest iOS 12.2 beta, released yesterday morning.

Mac Rumors
Mar 19, 2019

Eddy Cue Says Apple Isn't Interested in Exclusive Rights to Live Sports Games
A new Sports Illustrated article offers a look inside Apple's so-called sports surveillance room at its Results Way office complex in Cupertino, California, where a team of Apple employees have been monitoring sports events for newsworthy and unpredictable moments for almost a year now.

Mac Rumors
Mar 19, 2019

Apple Lowers Price of MacBook Pro's High-End SSD Upgrade Options
Alongside a refresh of the iMac and new Radeon Pro Vega graphics options for the iMac Pro, Apple today quietly lowered the price of some of the storage upgrade options for the MacBook Pro.

Mac Rumors
Mar 19, 2019

Apple Courting Publishers by Comparing News Service to Apple Music, but Most Say Logic is Flawed
With less than one week to go until Apple's "It's Show Time" media event, the company is said to still be courting major news companies to join its revamped Apple News subscription service (via Business Insider). The debut of this service is expected to occur alongside the big focus of the event, Apple's streaming TV service.

Mac Rumors
Mar 19, 2019

New iPod Touch Expected as Early as Tomorrow
Apple may have plans to announce a new seventh-generation iPod touch in a press release as early as tomorrow.

Mac Rumors
Mar 19, 2019

Deals: 10.5-Inch iPad Pro Hits New Low Price as New iPad Mini and Air Get Pre-Order Discounts
Amid the launch of brand-new iPads this week, there are quite a few deals on older models for users who don't mind purchasing previous generation devices. Along with these sales, you can also save a bit of money when pre-ordering the new iPad mini and iPad Air at Best Buy this week.

Mac Rumors
Mar 19, 2019

Prototype Development Board of Original iPhone Surfaces in Never-Before-Seen Photos
The Verge has obtained never-before-seen photos of a development board for the original iPhone, providing an interesting look back at the measures Apple took to ensure the smartphone remained as much of a secret as possible.

Mac Rumors
Mar 19, 2019

iMac Pro Updated With 256GB RAM and Radeon Pro Vega 64X Graphics Options
Alongside a spec bump to standard iMac models, Apple today quietly added 256GB RAM and Radeon Pro Vega 64X graphics options to the iMac Pro.

Mac Rumors
Mar 19, 2019

Apple Updates iMac Lineup With Up to 8-Core 9th-Gen Intel Processors and Radeon Pro Vega Graphics Options
Nearly two years have passed since Apple last refreshed the iMac, but updates are finally here for both 4K and 5K models.

Mac Rumors
Mar 19, 2019

Instagram Launches Checkout Feature to Let Users Store Payment Info for Quick Purchases
Instagram today is rolling out a new shopping feature within its iOS and Android apps, allowing users to complete purchases without having to leave Instagram (via The Verge).

Mac Rumors
Mar 19, 2019

Apple Updates Events App for Apple TV Ahead of March 25 'It's Showtime' Event
Apple today updated its Events app for the fourth and fifth-generation Apple TV in preparation for the March 25th "Show Time" event that's expected to focus on the company's upcoming TV and Apple News services.

Mac Rumors
Mar 19, 2019

Google to Shut Down 'Inbox by Gmail' on April 2
Google will shut down its "Inbox by Gmail" app on April 2, the company has confirmed to users of the email app.

Mac Rumors
Mar 18, 2019

Netflix CEO Confirms Netflix Won't Be Part of Apple's Upcoming Video Service
Apple is set to unveil its long-rumored TV service next Monday, and ahead of the event, Netflix has confirmed that it won't be participating in Apple's streaming offering.

Mac Rumors
Mar 18, 2019

Apple Stops Signing iOS 12.1.3 Following Release of iOS 12.1.4
Following the release of iOS 12.1.4 on February 7, Apple has stopped signing iOS 12.1.3, the previous version of iOS that was available to consumers.

Mac Rumors
Mar 18, 2019

Cleveland Cavalier Fans Can Use Messages App to Order Drinks at Games Thanks to Apple Business Chat
The Cleveland Cavaliers and Aramark, a food and beverage vendor, today announced a new Apple Business Chat feature that will allow Cleveland Cavaliers fans to order drinks from their seats through iMessages.

Mac Rumors
Mar 18, 2019

Logitech Crayon Compatible With New iPad Air and iPad Mini
Apple's new iPad Air and fifth-generation iPad mini both work with the Apple Pencil, but are limited to the first-generation Apple Pencil rather than the second-generation model, which only works with 2018 iPad Pros.

Mac Rumors
Mar 18, 2019

Apple Pencil Now Eligible for AppleCare Even Without Being Purchased Alongside an iPad
Effective today, the Apple Pencil no longer needs to be purchased at the same time as an iPad to be eligible for AppleCare coverage, according to an announcement shared with Apple Stores and Apple Authorized Service Providers today.

Mac Rumors
Mar 18, 2019

A12 Bionic in New iPad Paired With 3GB RAM, Clocks in at Same Speed as Latest iPhones
Apple's new fifth-generation iPad mini and resurrected iPad Air were announced this morning, and both of the new tablets are equipped with Apple's latest A12 Bionic processors, initially introduced in the 2018 iPhones.

Mac Rumors
Mar 18, 2019

2019 10.5-Inch iPad Air vs. 2017 10.5-Inch iPad Pro
Apple has launched a new 10.5-inch iPad Air that can be viewed as a lower-priced successor to the second-generation 10.5-inch iPad Pro, which has been discontinued. Below, we compare tech specs and features.

Mac Rumors
Mar 18, 2019

PlayStation Vue for Apple TV Gains Multi-View Support for Watching Up to Four Live Shows at Once
Sony today announced that its PlayStation Vue app for the Apple TV has been updated with multi-view support, allowing users to watch up to four live channels on one screen.

Mac Rumors
Mar 18, 2019

Apple Releases Sixth Developer Beta of iOS 12.2
Apple today seeded the sixth beta of an upcoming iOS 12.2 update to developers for testing purposes, one week after seeding the fifth beta of iOS 12.2 and two months after the release of iOS 12.1.4.

Mac Rumors
Mar 18, 2019

Apple Releases Sixth Developer Beta of iOS 12.2 [Update: Public Beta Available]
Apple today seeded the sixth beta of an upcoming iOS 12.2 update to developers for testing purposes, one week after seeding the fifth beta of iOS 12.2 and two months after the release of iOS 12.1.4.

Mac Rumors
Mar 18, 2019

Apple Seeds Sixth Beta of macOS Mojave 10.14.4 to Developers
Apple today seeded the sixth beta of an upcoming macOS Mojave 10.14.4 update to developers for testing purposes, one week after seeding the fifth macOS Mojave 10.14.4 beta and two months after releasing macOS Mojave 10.14.3.

Mac Rumors
Mar 18, 2019

Apple Seeds Sixth Beta of macOS Mojave 10.14.4 to Developers [Update: Public Beta Available]
Apple today seeded the sixth beta of an upcoming macOS Mojave 10.14.4 update to developers for testing purposes, one week after seeding the fifth macOS Mojave 10.14.4 beta and two months after releasing macOS Mojave 10.14.3.

Mac Rumors
Mar 18, 2019

Apple Seeds Sixth Beta of Upcoming tvOS 12.2 Update to Developers
Apple today seeded the sixth beta of an upcoming tvOS 12.2 update to developers for testing purposes, one week after seeding the fifth beta and more than a month after releasing the tvOS 12.1.2 update.

Mac Rumors
Mar 18, 2019

Apple Seeds Sixth Beta of Upcoming tvOS 12.2 Update to Developers [Update: Public Beta Available]
Apple today seeded the sixth beta of an upcoming tvOS 12.2 update to developers for testing purposes, one week after seeding the fifth beta and more than a month after releasing the tvOS 12.1.2 update.

Mac Rumors
Mar 18, 2019

Apple Seeds Sixth Beta of watchOS 5.2 to Developers
Apple today seeded the sixth beta of an upcoming watchOS 5.2 update to developers, one week after seeding the fifth watchOS 5.2 beta and two months after releasing watchOS 5.1.3.

Mac Rumors
Mar 18, 2019

LG Announces Additional TVs With AirPlay 2 and HomeKit Launching Between April and June
LG today detailed upcoming availability of its 2019 NanoCell LED 4K Ultra HD smart TVs with AirPlay 2 and HomeKit support.

Mac Rumors
Mar 18, 2019

AppleCare for New iPad Air Costs $69, Same Price as 9.7-Inch iPad and iPad Mini
Despite starting at a higher price of $499, the new 10.5-inch iPad Air released today qualifies for the same $69 tier of AppleCare as 9.7-inch iPad and iPad mini models. AppleCare for the latest iPad Pro models remains $129.

Mac Rumors
Mar 18, 2019

Apple Releases Smart Covers for New iPad Mini and 10.5-Inch iPad Air
Alongside new iPad mini and a new 10.5-inch iPad Air, Apple today launched new Smart Covers for each device line. There's also one new color for the Smart Folio case that fits the third-generation 12.9-inch iPad Pro.

Mac Rumors
Mar 18, 2019

iWork Apps on iOS Will Be Updated Next Week With Enhanced Apple Pencil Integration and More
Apple today announced that its iWork suite of apps for iOS will be updated next week with enhanced Apple Pencil integration, including new animation options in the Keynote app that let users draw an animation path for any object, and an all-new user interface for implementing build effects such as move, rotate, and scale.

Mac Rumors
Mar 18, 2019

Deals Spotlight: Flash Sales Discount MacBook Pro (2018) and 12.9-Inch iPad Pro (2017) to New Lows
There are two noteworthy flash sales happening today only, with discounts that knock the price of the 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pro and 12.9-inch iPad Pro to new all-time-low prices. As a note, the MacBook Pros on sale are the latest 2018 models, while the iPad Pro is the older model with a home button that launched in mid 2017.

Mac Rumors
Mar 18, 2019

Apple Discontinues 10.5-Inch iPad Pro Following Launch of Lower-Priced 10.5-Inch iPad Air
Apple has stopped selling the second-generation 10.5-inch iPad Pro, originally released in June 2017, after launching a new 10.5-inch iPad Air today.

Mac Rumors
Mar 18, 2019

Apple Launches New 10.5-Inch iPad Air With A12 Bionic Chip and Apple Pencil Support, Starts at $499
Apple today introduced an all-new iPad Air with a 10.5-inch display, A12 Bionic chip, and Apple Pencil support.

Mac Rumors
Mar 18, 2019

Apple Announces New Fifth-Generation iPad mini With Apple Pencil Support, Revamped Retina Display and A12 Bionic Chip
Apple today launched a new fifth-generation iPad mini, featuring an upgraded A12 Bionic processor, Apple Pencil support, a new advanced Retina display panel, and the same $399 price tag as the previous model.

Mac Rumors
Mar 18, 2019

Apple Has Wrapped Filming on Five Original TV Shows Ahead of Streaming Service Launch
In one week, Apple will host a media event in California focused mainly on details about its upcoming TV streaming service. This week, The New York Times published a report about the state of a few shows on the service, hinting at which ones might be available at launch, the issues some partners have with Apple's plans, and more.

Mac Rumors
Mar 18, 2019

Spotify Offering UK Family Plan Subscribers a Free Google Home Mini Speaker
Spotify on Monday began offering all premium Family plan subscribers in the U.K. a free Google Home Mini smart speaker.

Mac Rumors
Mar 18, 2019

Apple's Online Store Goes Down Amid AirPower and new iPad Rumors
Apple's online store has unexpectedly gone down this morning. Apple typically takes the site down pending changes to its product range, although it's not clear whether that's the case this time around.

Mac Rumors
Mar 18, 2019

Apple's Online Store Goes Down Amid New iMac and iPad Rumors
Apple's online store has gone down this morning. The company typically takes the site down pending changes to its product lineup, so we may well see new product announcements later today.
— Mark Gurman (@markgurman) 16 March 2019

Mac Rumors
Mar 16, 2019

Spotify on Apple's Response to App Store Dispute: 'Every Monopolist Will Suggest They Have Done Nothing Wrong'
Spotify on Wednesday announced it filed an antitrust complaint against Apple with the European Commission over unfair App Store practices. Apple responded two days later, labeling the complaint as "misleading rhetoric" and arguing that "Spotify wants all the benefits of a free app without being free."

Mac Rumors
Mar 16, 2019

Over 2,000 Participants Received Irregular Heart Rhythm Notification in Apple Watch Study
Stanford Medicine researchers presented their findings of the Apple Heart Study at the American College of Cardiology's 68th Annual Scientific Session and Expo in New Orleans today, as noted by Apple in a press release.

Mac Rumors
Mar 16, 2019

Phil Schiller Discusses WWDC 2019 on Accidental Tech Podcast
Apple Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing, Phil Schiller, participated in the 317th episode of Accidental Tech Podcast hosted by Marco Arment, Casey Liss, and John Siracusa. The podcast was recorded just a day after the announcement of the official dates of Apple's Worldwide Developer's Conference which takes place from June 3rd to June 7th, 2019 in San Jose, California.

Mac Rumors
Mar 15, 2019

Samsung's More Affordable Galaxy S10e Compared to iPhone XR
In the 2018 iPhone lineup, Apple introduced the iPhone XR, an iPhone that shares many of the same hardware advancements added in the XS and XS Max, but at a more affordable $749 price tag.

Mac Rumors
Mar 15, 2019

Jury Rules in Favor of Qualcomm, Says Apple Infringed on Three Qualcomm Patents [Updated]
Apple and Qualcomm this week wrapped up a patent trial where Apple was accused of infringing on three of Qualcomm's patents, and the verdict from the jury is in -- Apple violated Qualcomm's patents in its iPhones.

Mac Rumors
Mar 15, 2019

MacRumors Giveaway: Win a USB-C Monitor Stand and Hub for iMac From Satechi
For this week's giveaway, we've teamed up with Satechi to offer MacRumors readers a chance to win a Type-C Aluminum Monitor Stand Hub designed for the iMac or the iMac Pro.

Mac Rumors
Mar 15, 2019

Review: Fans of Classic Mac Designs Will Love the iBot G3
If you're a fan of classic Mac designs, you may be interested in the iBot G3, a figurine that's modeled after Apple's iconic iMac G3, first released in 1998.

Mac Rumors
Mar 15, 2019

First LG TVs That Will Support AirPlay 2 and HomeKit Coming in April
LG today announced that its first 2019 OLED TVs with AI ThinQ will be debuting in April. These models, like other TVs in the 2019 lineup, will support AirPlay 2 and HomeKit later this year.

Mac Rumors
Mar 15, 2019

First LG TVs That Will Support AirPlay 2 and HomeKit Support Coming in April
LG today announced that its first 2019 OLED TVs with AI ThinQ will be debuting in April. These models, like other TVs in the 2019 lineup, will support AirPlay 2 and HomeKit later this year.

Mac Rumors
Mar 15, 2019

Rumors Persist of Triple-Lens Camera in Square Bump on Higher-End 2019 iPhones
The next iPhone XS Max and possibly iPhone XS will feature a triple-lens rear camera system within a square bump like the Huawei Mate 20 Pro, according to Japanese blog Mac Otakara, citing information from Chinese suppliers. The report includes a few renders of what the new design could look like.

Mac Rumors
Mar 15, 2019

Google Updates Gboard for iOS With Translation Feature
Google this week updated its Gboard app for iOS devices with a new ability to translate text into any language supported by Google Translate (via All Things How). This means that users can now send iMessages in different languages right from their keyboard, without visiting an external app.

Mac Rumors
Mar 15, 2019

Apple Will Reportedly Screen Original Content for Top Awards Like Oscars and Emmys
Ahead of its widely expected video service unveil on March 25, Apple is hiring awards strategists to arrange screenings and other publicity events for Hollywood insiders and others who vote on which movies and TV shows win prestigious awards like Oscars and Emmys, according to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman.

Mac Rumors
Mar 15, 2019

Apple Says Spotify Seeks to Keep All Benefits of App Store Without Making any Contributions to Marketplace
Apple today responded to Spotify's complaint with the European Commission over its App Store practices in a press release, in which it said that Spotify has wrapped "its financial motivations in misleading rhetoric."

Mac Rumors
Mar 14, 2019

Qualcomm Owes Apple Almost $1 Billion in Rebate Payments According to New Court Ruling
Qualcomm owes Apple close to $1 billion in rebate payments a U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of California said in a preliminary ruling today, siding with Apple in the ongoing Apple vs. Qualcomm legal battle.

Mac Rumors
Mar 14, 2019

Apple Formally Orders 'Pachinko' TV Series Based on Bestselling Novel
Apple has given a formal series order for "Pachinko," a drama based on the bestselling novel of the same name, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Mac Rumors
Mar 14, 2019

Apple Says 'Privacy Matters' in Humorous New iPhone Ad
Apple today shared a new privacy-focused iPhone ad on its YouTube channel. The ad will premiere tonight and air through March Madness in the United States before expanding to select other markets globally.

Mac Rumors
Mar 14, 2019

Apple Store in Southern California Warning Customers About Fraudulent Phone Calls
Apple is warning customers who receive unsolicited phone calls claiming to be from the Apple Store at The Americana at Brand shopping complex in Glendale, California, as fraudsters appear to be posing as representatives of the store as part of a phishing scheme aimed at stealing customer information.

Mac Rumors
Mar 14, 2019

Valve's New 'Steam Link Anywhere' Service Streams PC Games to Mobile Devices, Excluding Apple's
Valve today announced an expansion of its game-streaming app Steam Link, now named Steam Link Anywhere (via The Verge).

Mac Rumors
Mar 14, 2019

Apple Adds 15-Inch MacBook Pro Models With Radeon Pro Vega Graphics to Refurbished Store
Apple's online refurbished store is now offering discounted versions of the 15-inch MacBook Pro models with Radeon Pro Vega graphics, allowing the higher-end machines to be purchased at a discount.

Mac Rumors
Mar 14, 2019

IKEA to Unveil Sonos Line of 'Symfonisk' Speakers in April
IKEA today confirmed its plans to announce the Symfonisk line of speakers during the Milan Furniture Fair, which takes place next month. The Symfonisk speakers come out of a long-term partnership between IKEA and Sonos, resulting in unique products like a speaker that doubles as a bookshelf.

Mac Rumors
Mar 14, 2019

Multiple iCloud Services Experiencing Issues
Several of Apple's iCloud services are experiencing issues this morning according to Apple's System Status page.

Mac Rumors
Mar 14, 2019

Multiple iCloud Services Experiencing Issues [Update: Fixed]
Several of Apple's iCloud services are experiencing issues this morning according to Apple's System Status page.
According to Apple's System Status page, the iCloud outage has been fixed.

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