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Sunday September 19

14:00
Here's When You Can Download iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 in...

As announced at Apple's "California Streaming" media event on September 14, the public release of iOS 15 will be on Monday, September 20. iPadOS 15, watchOS 8, and tvOS 15 will be arriving on the same date, while a release date for macOS 12 Monterey has yet to be announced.

While we know iOS 15 is coming on September 20, Apple has not specified exactly what time of day it will be released. We can, however, make an educated guess as to the release timing.

The most frequent time of day for Apple software releases is right around 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time. In some parts of the world, this corresponds to times early in the morning of the following day, and Apple's regional websites for some of these...

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10:55
iPhone 13 Orders Begin Shipping From Apple Ahead of Friday...

Apple has started shipping out iPhone 13, ‌iPhone 13‌ mini, iPhone 13 Pro, and ‌iPhone 13 Pro‌ Max orders to customers who pre-ordered one of the new devices on Friday, September 17.

Many orders will still say "Preparing to Ship" in Apple's ordering system and will continue to do so until later this week, but customers in the United States who are receiving their devices through UPS can use the UPS My Choice feature for tracking purposes or can track through a reference number like a phone number or an order number.

UPS My Choice is free to use and well worth checking out for those in the United States who want to keep an eye on their upcoming shipments. If you've ordered a new device and it's shipping via UPS, details should be available soon if they're not already available...

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08:44
Apple has been Awarded Six Design Patents covering the 202...

On Friday, the Hong Kong Patent and Trademark Office granted Apple four design patents for the redesigned 2021 iMac along with two additional patents for the iMac's new keyboard with Touch ID built-in. In addition, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office granted Apple two design patents for "Retail Fixtures" on Tuesday.

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07:30
Gurman: New AirPods Pro and Redesigned iPad Pro Coming in...

In the latest edition of his Power On newsletter, Bloomberg's Mark Gurman shared his expectations for future Apple products.

Gurman still expects new MacBook Pros and AirPods to be announced by the end of 2021, but he doesn't anticipate any other groundbreaking product launches until at least next year. Looking ahead to 2022, Gurman said Apple plans to debut several products, including new AirPods Pro, a redesigned iPad Pro, a revamped Mac Pro tower with Apple silicon, a redesigned MacBook Air with Apple silicon, as many as three new Apple Watch models, and more.

Gurman and Bloomberg's Debby Wu previously reported that the new AirPods Pro will feature new motion sensors for fitness tracking, and they said Apple has also tested a smaller design that eliminates the stems below the...

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06:08
Ireland and Italy's Data Protection Regulators are co...

One of the big issues that Google Glass faced back in 2013 was the perception by the public that their privacy could be invaded by those wearing this first generation device. That issue is now in the spotlight again with European regulators over new smartglasses by Facebook/Ray-Ban

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Saturday September 18

06:51
A Preliminary Report by India's Competiton Commission...

India's Antitrust authority found that Google abused its dominant position of its Android operating system in India, using its "huge financial muscle" to illegally hurt competitors.

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06:00
Top Stories: iPhone 13, Apple Watch Series 7, New iPads, a...

Apple's highly anticipated "California Streaming" event on Tuesday had an interesting mix of expected and unexpected news, including the iPhone 13 lineup that largely followed expectations and the Apple Watch Series 7 that didn't get the expected flat-sided redesign but otherwise matched up with rumors pretty well.

On the more unexpected front, we got updates to the iPad mini and entry-level iPad, something most people weren't expecting until a second autumn event in October or November. We also didn't get the third-generation AirPods, which were rumored but fairly uncertain about heading into the event.

For a look at Tuesday's biggest announcements, check out our 7-minute recap video and associated article that links out to all of our coverage from event day.

Apple Announces iPhone 13...

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05:12
Apple Acquired Platoon, a London-Based Creative Services f...

In 2018 Apple acquired Platoon, a London-based creative services firm founded in 2016. This week the U.S. Patent Office published Apple's filing for Platoon's creative figurative trademark.

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04:05
Apple Releases a Guided Tour of the iPhone 13 and new Appl...

Apple has released new videos covering a guided tour of the iPhone 13, an exclusive look at Isaac Asimov’s epic masterpiece, Foundation, debuting next Friday and a look behind the scenes of the first episode of 'The Morning Show' that aired last night.

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03:26
Apple has been sued by 'Parus' in Texas for Infr...

Yesterday, Parus Holdings, Inc., announced that it had filed a second patent infringement lawsuit in the U.S. Federal District Court for the Western District of Texas against Apple, Inc. The lawsuit alleges that Apple infringes on Parus' patents for voice-browsing and device control technology.

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Friday September 17

16:35
Verizon attempts to lure potential iPhone 13 upgraders wit...

Verizon Communications said on Friday it is increasing its subsidies on offer for Apple Inc's newly launched iPhone 13

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14:43
After the issue with Instagram, we're now learning th...

Today another report by The Wall Street Journal uncovered that Apple had threatened to remove Facebook from its App Store in 2019 ...

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11:05
MacRumors Giveaway: Win an iPhone 13 Pro or Pro Max From i...

For this week's giveaway, we've teamed up with iMazing to offer MacRumors readers a chance to win an iPhone 13 Pro or iPhone 13 Pro Max with up to 1TB of storage and a copy of the iMazing software, which is ideal for iPhone backups and management.

If you're unfamiliar with iMazing, it's Mac and Windows software that provides a range of handy tools for iOS device management, and it offers more versatility than Apple's Finder-based iPhone management system on the Mac and iTunes on Windows.

iMazing allows for hassle-free Time Machine-like wireless backups with multiple backup versions available. With iCloud and Apple's Mac/Windows backup tools older backups are overwritten rather than being saved, making it more difficult to get to the backup that you might prefer. With iMazing, you can also do your backups on a set schedule...

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10:27
Apple and Belkin Reducing Environmental Impact of Packagin...

During Tuesday's media event, Greg Joswiak noted that Apple has redesigned the packaging for the iPhone 13 lineup to eliminate the traditional outer plastic wrap on the box, a change that will avoid creating 600 metric tons of plastic waste.

As shared in a tweet by leaker DuanRui earlier today, it appears that Apple's solution is one already used on many Apple accessories, involving a sticker with a tear-off strip that secures the box until it's ready to be opened.

iPhone 13 box pic.twitter.com/NJfP37hFFP

— DuanRui (@duanrui1205) September 17, 2021

Apple is not the only company making changes to its packaging for sustainability reasons as part of the ‌iPhone 13‌ launch, with Belkin...

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10:15
Apple to Require COVID Testing for Employees Starting Next...

Starting next month, Apple is ramping up COVID-19 testing requirements for employees. According to The Verge's Zoe Schiffer, unvaccinated employees will be required to get frequent COVID-19 tests, while vaccinated employees will receive infrequent tests if going into an office or store.

Unlike other tech companies, such as Google and Facebook, Apple has not mandated vaccines for its employees and still does not require workers to get vaccinated to remain at Apple. Prior to the upcoming testing mandate, testing was encouraged, but not required.

Apple earlier this month began asking employees to provide details on their vaccination status, and it has been pushing vaccines through an internal vaccination campaign.

Apple offers vouchers to get employees vaccinated through Walgreens along with...

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09:56
Renewable AppleCare+ Coverage for Mac Now Available in Aus...

Apple this week expanded the option to extend an expiring AppleCare+ plan to additional countries, including France, Italy, and Spain. In addition, Apple has also expanded the Mac coverage renewal option to all countries where extended ‌AppleCare‌+ coverage is offered: Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

Prior to now, extended ‌AppleCare‌+ coverage options for iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch were limited to the U.S., UK, Australia, Canada, Germany, and Japan, and the Mac-specific option was only available in the United States. The changes were highlighted in an updated version of Apple's ‌AppleCare‌+ support document.

In all eligible countries, if you paid upfront for an ‌AppleCare‌+ plan...

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09:27
Apple Shares Guided Video Tour of iPhone 13 and 13 Pro

Apple today published a seven minute video positioned as a tour of the iPhone 13 and 13 Pro, with the walkthrough coinciding with the pre-orders that are now live.

Filmed at the Tower Theater Apple Store in Los Angeles, the tour highlights the four available sizes, camera technology like Cinematic Mode and improved low-light performance, the Ceramic Shield display and IP68 water resistance, battery life, ProMotion Display, and more.

Apple suggests the video will help users choose the iPhone that's the right fit for them.Find the right iPhone for you. Let's walk through the new iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Pro, and iPhone 13 Pro Max as we explore the incredible new features, sizes, and colors available.The ‌iPhone 13‌ and 13 Pro models are available for purchase as of today, and pricing...

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08:57
At Least One iPhone 14 Model Will Reportedly Still Lack 12...

Apple is planning to use an LTPS OLED display for at least one of the four models planned for the iPhone 14 series next year, according to Korean website The Elec, meaning that at least one iPhone 14 model would still have a 60Hz display.

The report lines up with information previously shared by display industry consultant Ross Young, who accurately claimed that the new iPad mini would feature an 8.3-inch display.

The new iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max unveiled this week feature ProMotion displays with a variable refresh rate between 10Hz and 120Hz, resulting in smoother appearing content when watching video, gaming, or scrolling text. The devices are able to offer this feature because they are equipped...

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07:26
Deals: Walmart Takes Up to $50 Off Apple's iPad mini...

Following in the footsteps of the 10.2-inch iPad yesterday, today Walmart has Apple's brand new iPad mini 6 for up to $50 off. Prices start at $459.00 for the 64GB Wi-Fi iPad mini, down from $499.00.

Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with Walmart. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running.

You can also get the 256GB Wi-Fi model for $599.00, down from $649.00. These sales are available in all four colors...

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07:15
Some Customers Have Experienced Issues Pre-Ordering the iP...

iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro pre-orders started today, and while many customers have successfully placed their pre-orders, some have experienced issues when attempting to complete their purchase with an Apple Card or Apple Pay.

Some customers have turned to Twitter to express their frustration with the pre-ordering process, sharing screenshots of errors that they received, such as "there was a problem with the card details you entered" or "something went wrong." Apple's system status page does not yet reflect any widespread issues with the Apple Card or Apple Pay, but it's clear that quite a few customers have been impacted by the issues this morning.

In the U.S. and the U.K., some affected customers are trying to place their pre-order through the iPhone Upgrade Program, but this is not always the case.

There isn't a clear-cut solution to the issues for now beyond switching to a different payment method, but for Apple Card holders, this could mean missing out...

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07:04
iPhone 13 vs. iPhone 13 Pro Buyer's Guide

This month, Apple unveiled the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro as the successors to the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro, featuring a smaller notch, the A15 Bionic chip, longer battery life, improved cameras, and new color options across the lineup.

The iPhone 13 starts at $799, while the iPhone 13 Pro starts at $999. As Apple's latest iPhones share a large number of features, should you consider purchasing the lower-cost model to save money, or opt for the high-end Pro model? Our guide helps to answer the question of how to decide which of these two iPhones is best for you.

Comparing the iPhone 13 and the iPhone 13...

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06:57
Deals: Apple's MagSafe Duo Charger Hits New All-Time...

Today we're tracking a pair of deals on Apple's two MagSafe accessories, the MagSafe Charger and MagSafe Duo Charger. The most notable deal can be found on Verizon for the MagSafe Duo Charger, priced at $96.74, down from $129.00.

Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with some of these vendors. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running.

The previous best price on this accessory was at Best Buy earlier this year, when it was $99.99. With Verizon's sale today, we now have a new record low price on the MagSafe Duo Charger, and you can get free two day shipping on the accessory from Verizon.

$32 OFFMagSafe Duo Charger for $96.74

MagSafe Duo launched in December 2020 and offers a ‌MagSafe‌...

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06:30
Apple Starts Offering 0% Financing on iPhones for 24 Month...

Coinciding with the start of iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro pre-orders, Apple today started offering 0% financing for an extended 24 months on new iPhone purchases in Canada through financing partner PayBright, up from six months previously.

For example, customers with approved credit can now pay for the iPhone 13 Pro with 128GB of storage for 24 equal monthly payments of $58.29, with zero interest applied over those two years. Taxes must be paid in full upfront at the time of purchase. The financing option is available through Apple's website, retail stores, or by calling 1-800-MY-APPLE.

With the lack of an iPhone Upgrade Program or the Apple Card with Monthly Installments in Canada, this financing offer from PayBright finally provides Canadians with a way to finance an iPhone purchase directly from Apple over two years.

iPhone has officially surpassed the $2,000 mark in Canada....

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05:57
Deals: A Look at the iPhone 13 Sales Offered by AT&T,...

iPhone 13, ‌iPhone 13‌ mini, iPhone 13 Pro, and ‌iPhone 13 Pro‌ Max pre-orders went live on Apple.com earlier today, and now you can also pre-order the newest Apple smartphones across many carriers and retailers in the United States. Carriers typically offer numerous deals and bonuses to ordering through them instead of Apple, and that's no different for the ‌iPhone 13‌ launch.

Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with some of these vendors. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running.

AT&T

At AT&T, you can get up to $1,000 off a new iPhone 13 Pro or iPhone 13 Pro Max, if you purchase the new device on an eligible...

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05:24
iPhone 13 Pro's New 1TB Storage Option Already Facing...

Apple today opened pre-orders for all four iPhone 13 models through its website and the Apple Store app, and estimated delivery times are already slipping into October for Pro models with the all-new 1TB storage option in the U.S. and select other countries.

iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max are available with up to 1TB of storage, which is the largest storage capacity ever offered in an iPhone. The storage option is not cheap, with prices reaching up to $1,599 for the iPhone 13 Pro Max with 1TB in the United States. 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB storage options are also available, with many configurations still available for September 24 launch day delivery as of writing.

The standard iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini models are likewise available with 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB of storage, but there is no 1TB option for those devices.

Key features across the iPhone 13 lineup include a faster A15 Bionic chip, camera improvements, longer battery life, and a smaller notch...

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05:01
iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Mini, iPhone 13 Pro, and iPhone 13 Pr...

Apple is now accepting pre-orders for the iPhone 13, ‌iPhone 13‌ mini, iPhone 13 Pro, and ‌iPhone 13 Pro‌ Max through its online storefront and through the Apple Store app.

Pre-orders are available in more than 30 countries and regions around the world. Those who used the "Get Ready" feature to prepare for pre-orders will just need to hit a button to get their orders in.

This year's iPhones are similar in design to last year's models, but feature upgraded camera capabilities, a smaller front notch, faster A15 chips, improved battery life, 128GB starting storage, and ProMotion technology for the Pro models.

The ‌iPhone 13‌ mini is the most affordable of the new iPhones, priced at $699, while the ‌iPhone 13‌ mini is priced at $799. These...

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04:52
A new 9-Count Class Action has been filed against Apple fo...

Apple's long-standing mantra has been that the App Store "is the safest and most trusted place for users to get apps." Yet a new 9-count class action filed against Apple disagrees. It's being reported that cryptocurrency users who downloaded an Apple application called "Toast Plus" saw their money disappear, and now they're suing Apple over it in a class action lawsuit that was filed yesterday.

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04:21
iPadOS 15 Allows Apps to Use Up to 12GB of RAM on High-End...

In June, we reported that starting with iPadOS 15, Apple is giving developers the ability to allocate their apps more RAM, allowing apps to use more of the available memory in the iPad to run faster and smoother.

Via an entitlement, Apple is giving developers the ability to let iPadOS know that certain functions of their apps may perform better if they have access to more system memory. Currently, Apple caps the amount of memory an app can use, mainly to ensure that a single app does not utilize all of a device's memory, impacting other core system...

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03:43
Apple Seemingly Adds Russia to List of Countries Where iCl...

Alongside iOS 15, Apple introduced an iCloud+ service that adds new features to its paid ‌‌iCloud‌‌ plans. One of these features is ‌‌iCloud‌‌ Private Relay, which is designed to encrypt all of the traffic leaving your device so no one can intercept it or read it.

According to Apple, "regulatory reasons" prevent the company from launching Private Relay in China, Belarus, Colombia, Egypt, Kazakhstan, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Turkmenistan, Uganda, and the Philippines.

Apple mentioned these country limitations in June, but it seems that Private Relay will not be available in Russia either, after Apple apparently disabled the feature there over the last day or so.

Based on reports from Twitter users and as reported by ...

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03:29
To Avoid Criminal Prosecution, both Apple and Google have...

It's being reported this morning that both Apple and Google have removed jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny's tactical voting app from their stores, a move criticized by ...

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02:34
iPhone 13 Batteries Positively Excel at Video Streaming Co...

Apple has made much of its iPhone 13 battery life improvements, noting for example that the 13 Pro Max offers the longest battery life ever in an iPhone. However, when you look at Apple's own battery comparisons versus the iPhone 12 lineup, it's the streaming video performance that the company has eked out of its new smartphones that really stands out.

  • iPhone 12 mini: 10 hours
  • iPhone 12: 11 hours
  • iPhone 12 Pro: 11 hours
  • iPhone 12 Pro Max: 12 hours
  • iPhone 13 Mini: 13 hours
  • iPhone 13: 19 hours
  • iPhone 13 Pro: 20 hours
  • iPhone 13 Pro Max: 25 hours

The iPhone 13 lineup features new low-power displays, a more efficient A15...

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Thursday September 16

21:48
Apple Online Store Down Ahead of iPhone 13 and 13 Pro Pre-...

Apple's online store is down ahead of iPhone 13 mini, ‌iPhone 13‌, iPhone 13 Pro, and ‌iPhone 13 Pro‌ Max pre-orders, which are set to begin at 5:00 a.m. Pacific Time in the United States.

"You're... early," reads the Apple Store message when attempting to visit the U.S. website. "Pre-order begins at 5:00 a.m. PDT. Enjoy the extra sleep." Apple used to do new device pre-orders at 12:01 a.m. Pacific Time, but since 2019, has been holding iPhone pre-orders at 5:00 a.m.

The ‌‌iPhone 13‌ mini, ‌iPhone 13‌,‌ ‌iPhone 13 Pro‌, and ‌iPhone 13 Pro‌ Max are launching in more than 30 countries and regions around the world, and a full list of launch times can be found in our...

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14:24
Apple Releases Safari Technology Preview 132 With Bug Fixe...

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.

‌Safari Technology Preview‌ release 132 includes bug fixes and performance improvements for Web Inspector, CSS, JavaScript, Web API, WebRTC, Rendering, Media, and Web Extensions. Apple says that Tab Groups do not sync in this release.

The current ‌Safari Technology Preview‌ release is built on the new Safari 15 update included in macOS Monterey, and as such, it includes several Safari 15 features. There's a new streamlined tab bar with...

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11:22
When You Can Pre-Order the iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13, iPho...

Pre-orders for the iPhone 13 mini, ‌iPhone 13‌, iPhone 13 Pro, and ‌iPhone 13 Pro‌ Max will kick off on September 17 at 5 a.m. Pacific Time, allowing customers to purchase any iPhone model in Apple's 2021 ‌iPhone‌ lineup.

Apple is planning to make the new devices available in multiple countries around the world simultaneously, so we've created a list of when pre-orders will kick off all around the world.

  • Australia West - 8:00 p.m. AWST
  • Australia East - 10:00 p.m. AEST
  • Austria - 2:00 p.m. CEST
  • Belgium - 2:00 p.m. CEST
  • Canada West - 5:00 a.m. PDT
  • Canada East - 8:00 a.m. EDT
  • China...
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10:35
Apple Watch SE Now Comes With a USB-C Charging Cable

Customers who order one of Apple's lower-cost Apple Watch SE devices will now receive an upgraded USB-C charging cable in the package, rather than the previous USB-A charging cable.

Apple is changing the cable in the box as it continues to transition away from USB-A and for consistency across the Apple Watch lineup.

The ‌Apple Watch SE‌ will apparently ship with the same USB-C Fast Charger that's available with the Apple Watch Series 7, but fast charging is limited to the new models. Though the cable is the same, the ‌Apple Watch SE‌ will charge at standard speeds.

With the fast charge cable, the Series 7 is able to charge 33 percent faster than with a standard Apple Watch charging puck thanks to new charging architecture that is not built into the ‌...

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10:30
Review: Classicbot's Latest iBoy Accessory is a Weara...

Classicbot designer Philip Lee has created a range of robot figurines, toys, plushes, and pins that are modeled after classic Apple devices like the Mac and the iPod.

The latest Classicbot product is an updated version of the iBoy that's available in pouch form. Lee's previously released iBoy was made from plastic and modeled after the Classic iPod. The iBoy Phone Pouch looks similar to the original figurine, but in a larger plush format.

Because it uses an iPod design, the iBoy Phone Pouch is rectangular in shape with plush stuffed headphones for ears, long arms, and short legs. The stitching is top notch and this feels like a high-quality accessory, which I would expect at this price point.

There's an embroidered display at the front with a cute robot face and an embroidered...

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08:57
Apple's iPhone 13 is off to a Fast Start in China, ou...

Yesterday the South China Morning Post (SCMP) released a post titled "Apple’s iPhone 13 may not have many new features but its lower price tag could shake China’s mobile market." Today SCMP followed-up with a report stating that initial iPhone 13 pre-orders in China have already past last year's mainly due to lower pricing.

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08:48
New iPad Mini Has Downclocked A15 Chip Compared to iPhone...

Both the iPhone 13 and the new iPad mini are equipped with Apple's latest A15 Bionic chip, but benchmark results reveal that the chip is downclocked to 2.9GHz in the iPad mini, compared to 3.2GHz in all iPhone 13 models.

As to be expected, the downclocked chip appears to have a small 2-8% impact on the iPad mini's performance compared to iPhone 13 models. In early Geekbench 5 results, the new iPad mini has average single-core and multi-core scores of around 1,595 and 4,540, compared to averages of around 1,730 and 4,660 for the iPhone 13 Pro.

MacRumors ran the benchmarks by Geekbench founder John Poole, who said the results appear to be legitimate, including the 2.9GHz clock speed.

It's unclear why Apple has downclocked the A15 chip in the iPad mini, but most users are unlikely to encounter any issues with performance using the device. Even with a downclocked A15 chip, the new iPad mini is up to 40%...

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08:00
Exclusive Deal: Take 30% Off Satechi's Aluminum Bluet...

MacRumors readers can take 30 percent off Satechi's Aluminum Bluetooth Keyboard this week, knocking the price of the accessory down to $56.00, from $79.00. The keyboard comes in Silver and Space Gray color options.

Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with some of these vendors. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running.

To see the sale, all you'll need to do is add the keyboard to your cart on Satechi.com, then enter the code MAC30 in the discount code box. This sale will be...

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07:53
Dozens if not Hundreds of Apple's Acquisitions may be...

Apple doesn't like to announce the companies that they've acquired that could give the competiton a heads-up on new features the company is working to deliver in the future. Though in 2019, Apple's CEO Tim Cook admitted in a CNBC interview, that the company acquires a company every few weeks. If you do the math, Apple could have made 400-500 acquisitions from 2010 – 2019. The FTC is now demanding that Apple, Facebook, Google, Amazon and Microsoft provide them with information about their acquisitions from 2010 ...

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06:57
What Went Wrong: Apple Watch Series 7 Rumors Edition

Going into an Apple fall season, excitement typically revolves around the new iPhones. This year, however, the Apple Watch stole some of the iPhone's spotlight due to reports, leaks, and rumors suggesting it would be getting a significant redesign.

One of the biggest surprises during Apple's "California streaming" event was the new Apple Watch, not because of the features or design it included, but instead, the features and designs it didn't.

Flat-Edged Design? Not so fast...

In the weeks and months leading up to the event, credible reports from reliable journalists and leakers suggested the new Apple Watch would be sporting a flat-edged design. The first time we heard of the 2021 Apple Watch getting a redesign was from Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who stated in September of 2020,...

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06:51
Deals: Walmart Discounts Apple's New 64GB Wi-Fi iPad...

Walmart today has a discount on Apple's brand new 10.2-inch iPad, discounting the 64GB Wi-Fi model to $299.00, down from $329.00. This sale is available in Space Gray and Silver, and the iPad can be pre-ordered today with a September 29 shipping estimate.

Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with Walmart. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running.

At $30 off, this sale matches Apple's education pricing on the 10.2-inch iPad, and represents the new lowest price on this model. At this time, we're not tracking any deals on the 256GB Wi-Fi model at Walmart, although you can save $29 on this model...

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06:42
Apple has invented a Unique Glasses-Free Adjustable Lens S...

Today the US Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that relates to a future Head-Mounted Device (HMD) that will include a unique adjustable lens system to accommodate consumers with a wide range of vision deficiencies from myopia (near sightedness) to hyperopia (farsightedness) and everything in between. Users will be able to wear Apple's HMD without the need of glasses so that they could comfortably enjoy playing games and entertainment content with the HMD having a snug fit on their face.

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04:24
Apple Patent reveals a System of Optical Emitters under a...

Today the US Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that relates to electronic devices (e.g., smartphones, tablet computers, laptop computers, wearable devices, standalone or wall-mounted display screens, and other devices) having under-display optical emitters or transceivers for Face and Touch ID and more.

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03:56
PSA: Apple's iPhone 13 Pre-Order Setup Process Is Sen...

Some Apple customers who went through the pre-approval steps to purchase a new iPhone 13 on Apple's website or Apple Store app are seeing the message "Your iPhone pre-order has expired" when subsequently checking their order status page.

Apple customers can use the ‌Apple Store‌ app on the ‌iPhone‌ or Apple's website to go through all of the pre-approval steps to get ready to purchase a new ‌‌iPhone‌‌, including checking upgrade eligibility if going through the ‌iPhone‌ Upgrade Program, choosing an AppleCare+ plan, browsing accessories, and confirming payment information.

The idea is that they can then pre-...

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01:12
Cellular iPad Mini Doesn’t Feature mmWave 5G Support, Unli...

Apple this week debuted the sixth-generation iPad mini, cellular models of which can connect to 5G for the first time. However, it's worth noting that cellular connectivity on the new ‌iPad mini‌ does not extend to support for faster mmWave 5G.

Apple doesn't maintain a cellular compatibility page for iPad models like it does for its iPhones, so the lack of mmWave 5G support on the ‌iPad mini‌ could surprise some Apple customers. Currently, Apple's mmWave 5G support is limited to the iPhone 13 lineup, iPhone 12 lineup, and the cellular variants of the 11-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro.

On the plus side, like the new ‌iPhone 13‌ models...

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01:07
Samsung begins mass Production of OLED displays for Laptop...

In mid-August Patently Apple posted a report titled "Apple Display Suppliers Samsung and LG are moving to 8th-Gen OLED Display Panels for iPhones, iPads and MacBooks." Today, Samsung Display published a press release announcing that they've entered mass production of OLED Display panels for laptops that provides 90Hz refresh rate and...

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00:25
China's Display Maker BOE enters Apple's iPhone...

A new supply chain report this morning claims that Apple has given China's display maker BOE conditional approval to supply OLED panels for the new iPhone 13 series.

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Wednesday September 15

23:53
Apple Quietly Removes 256GB iPhone SE Model From Online St...

Following updates to its product lineups this week, Apple has quietly discontinued the 256GB capacity option for the iPhone SE.

Prior to this week, the ‌iPhone SE‌ was available in 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB configurations, but since Tuesday's "California streaming" event and subsequent product lineup rejig, only the first and second of those capacities are listed on Apple's online store. Pricing for the 64GB and 128GB ‌iPhone SE‌ options remains the same.

According to Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple is planning an update to the ‌iPhone SE‌ for the first half of 2022. The current model was launched in April 2020, so the removal of the 256GB variant could be a sign that Apple is beginning to ramp down production of this particular model.

During its virtual event, Apple...

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20:00
Additional Benchmarks Reveal A15 Bionic Performance Improv...

Earlier today, we reported on a Geekbench Metal result for the iPhone 13 Pro showing an approximately 55% graphics performance improvement compared to the iPhone 12 Pro.

Since that time, additional Geekbench results for both CPU and GPU performance across the iPhone 13 lineup have surfaced to provide a more complete look at the improvements.

On the graphics side, a Metal result for the iPhone 13 (designated iPhone14,5) reveals a score of 10608 for the A15 Bionic in that device, roughly 15% higher than the score for the A14 Bionic in the iPhone 12.

The Metal score for...

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16:30
Samsung Begins Mass Production of 14-Inch and 16-Inch OLED...

Samsung Display today announced that it has started mass production of 14-inch and 16-inch OLED displays for laptops, and a key feature of the panels is support for up to a 90Hz refresh rate for smoother appearing content.

Samsung Display said it has been supplying the OLED panels to global manufacturers, including ASUS, Lenovo, Dell, HP, and Samsung Electronics, for use in laptops, including ASUS's recently announced Zenbook and Vivobook Pro laptops. Apple was not mentioned as being a customer, but Korean website The Elec last month reported that Samsung Display was preparing its production lines for future MacBooks with OLED displays, and DigiTimes has said Apple plans to launch a 16-inch MacBook Pro with an OLED display in 2022...

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14:32
What's Still Coming in 2021 at Apple's Second Fa...

Apple held its "California Streaming" event yesterday to unveil new iPads, the iPhone 13 lineup, and the Apple Watch Series 7, but we're not yet done with new products for the year.

We're expecting a second fall event to be held in either October or November, and this event will likely focus on Macs. Below, we've highlighted the products that are still rumored to be launching before the end of 2021.

14 and 16-inch MacBook Pro Models

We're overdue for a 16-inch MacBook Pro refresh, and rumors suggest that it's coming soon. Multiple rumors have pointed towards 14 and 16-inch MacBook Pro models with slimmer bezels and a flat-edged design that's not too much of a departure from the current design.

The new MacBook Pro models will regain ports that have been missing...

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13:50
iPhone 13 Pro Offers Significantly Improved GPU Performanc...

Just a day after the iPhone 13 models were announced by Apple, the first Geekbench score has already surfaced. Someone has benchmarked the GPU performance of the iPhone 13 Pro, and there's a significant performance increase compared to the prior-generation iPhone 12 Pro.

The ‌iPhone 13 Pro‌, or iPhone14,2, earned a Metal score of 14216, a 55 percent increase compared to the 9123 Metal score earned by the ‌iPhone 12 Pro‌.

Apple's ‌iPhone 13‌ models feature an A15 chip with 6 CPU cores, including two performance cores and four efficiency cores. Both the ‌iPhone 13‌ and ‌iPhone 13 Pro‌ devices have the same CPU, but there are differences when it comes to...

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13:37
Apple Accused of False Marketing and Fraud Over M1 MacBook...

Apple is facing a new class-action lawsuit in the United States that accuses it of false or deceptive marketing for the M1-powered MacBook Pro and MacBook Air, fraudulent business practices, misconduct in customer support, and violation of consumer law.

The lawsuit, filed this week in the Northern District of California, represents Apple customers across the United States who have faced hardware defects in their M1 MacBook Pro and ‌MacBook Air‌.

Over the last several months, a significant number of customers have reported that the displays on their new Apple silicon MacBooks have suddenly cracked or displayed black horizontal and vertical lines, making them unusable. As the lawsuit alleges, those customers said that the cracks and...

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11:57
'Time' has Published their 2021 'Most Influ...

Time has published their list of who they feel are the top 100 most influential people for 2021. They broke down their list into several categories covering Icons, Pioneers, Titans, Artists, Leaders and Innovators. Apple's CEO was granted a spot under "Titans" ...

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10:48
Apple won 88 Patents on Tuesday with one for an AR Ride-Ha...

With Apple's California Streaming event taking place yesterday we were unable to finish off our granted patent reporting for the day. Yesterday Apple was granted 88 patents. The one we focus on in this report covers a future Augmented Reality system that will work between hail-riding services and passengers that will assist both parties better identify each other in crowed situations...

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10:20
Apple CEO Tim Cook Makes TIME's List of 100 Most Infl...

Apple CEO Tim Cook is one of the 100 Most Influential People of 2021 according to TIME's newly published rankings. TIME shares an annual list highlighting world leaders, celebrities, tech company executives, authors, musicians, athletes, and more, and this is not the first time Cook has been celebrated.

This year's list is broken up into categories that include Icons, Pioneers, Titans, Artists, Leaders, and Innovators. Cook is listed in the "Titans" category alongside Shonda Rhimes, Tom Brady, Timbaland and Swizz Beats, Simone Biles, and others.

Cook's profile was written by Nike co-founder Phil Knight, who reflected on his relationship...

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09:56
Apple Makes Latest AirTags Firmware Available to All Users

Apple today continued distributing new firmware for the AirTags that first rolled out in August. There have been several minor releases with different build numbers, and behind the scenes, those tweaks were to meter the number of people who were seeing the AirTag update at one time.

The last version, for example, with a build number of 1A291e changed nothing other than the rate limit on the percentage of ‌AirTags‌ users getting the update. That update set the limit to 25 percent, and another build released yesterday (1A291f) removes the deployment limit entirely, so all users should now be able to get the firmware update.

A portion of people will have already received the new firmware, but anyone who had not should see their ‌...

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09:25
Redesigned iPad Mini Has Increased 4GB of RAM, iPad 9 Rema...

Apple this week introduced a redesigned sixth-generation iPad mini that looks much closer to the current iPad Air, with slimmer bezels, a Touch ID power button, a USB-C port, compatibility with the second-generation Apple Pencil, and more.

The new iPad mini is equipped with the same A15 Bionic chip as iPhone 13 models, and while Apple never advertises the amount of RAM in iPads, MacRumors can confirm that the device has 4GB of RAM, an increase from 3GB of in the previous iPad mini. We can also confirm the ninth-generation iPad has the same 3GB of RAM as the eighth-generation model. These amounts were revealed in strings contained within the Xcode 13 beta.

For comparison, the iPad Pro is available with up to 16GB of RAM depending on storage capacity, while the latest iPad Air...

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09:00
Apple Watch Series 7 Tidbits: S7 Chip, Storage Remains 32G...

Contrary to some recent media reporting, MacRumors can confirm that the new Apple Watch Series 7 is powered by a new S7 chip, although the S7 is based around the same CPU found in the S6 chip from the Series 6.

Apple announced the Apple Watch Series 7 during its event yesterday, but the watch will not be available until "later this fall." As a result, Apple has so far offered relatively little detail about the new watch, not even publishing a specifications page on its website detailing the specific features of the Series 7.

Nonetheless, MacRumors can confirm several details about the Series 7 not currently shared by Apple. First, the ‌Apple Watch Series 7‌ is indeed powered with an S7 branded chip, which Apple indicates will offer the same 20% advantage in performance compared to the S5 chip found in...

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09:00
Apple Watch Series 7 Tidbits: S7 Chip, Storage Remains 32G...

Contrary to some recent media reporting, MacRumors can confirm that the new Apple Watch Series 7 is powered by a new S7 chip, although the S7 is based around the same CPU found in the S6 chip from the Series 6.

Apple announced the Apple Watch Series 7 during its event yesterday, but the watch will not be available until "later this fall." As a result, Apple has so far offered relatively little detail about the new watch, not even publishing a specifications page on its website detailing the specific features of the Series 7.

Nonetheless, MacRumors can confirm several details about the Series 7 not currently shared by Apple. First, the ‌Apple Watch Series 7‌ is indeed powered with an S7 branded chip, which Apple indicates will offer the same 20% advantage in performance compared to the S5 chip found in...

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08:44
Nomad Announces New iPhone 13 Cases With NFC-Shareable...

With the upcoming launch of new iPhones, we're starting to see accessory companies introduce cases for the latest Apple smartphones. Nomad today announced its own iPhone 13 cases and Apple Watch bands, all of which can be pre-ordered today.

All of the new ‌iPhone 13‌ cases from Nomad include a new feature called the Digital Business Card. With this, you can customize a digital card that includes your phone number, name, social media, and other information, and it's all stored within an NFC-enabled chip in the case. This way, another iPhone user can simply tap the back of your ‌iPhone‌ and receive all of your information.

To start, the...

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08:39
iPhone 13 Models Have the Same Amount of RAM as iPhone 12...

Apple never advertises the amount of RAM in iPhones, but based on strings contained within the Xcode 13 beta, MacRumors can confirm that iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max models are equipped with 6GB of RAM, while the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini have 4GB of RAM. These amounts are unchanged from the iPhone 12 lineup.

The same Xcode strings accurately revealed the amount of RAM in iPhone 12 models last year and in several previous iPhone generations.

iPhone 13 models feature a more power efficient A15 Bionic chip based on TSMC's advanced 5nm+ process, but Apple has not indicated how much faster the chip is compared to the A14 chip. The A15 chip also has a new 5-core GPU in iPhone 13 Pro models — up from 4 cores — that Apple says delivers the "fastest graphics performance in any smartphone."

All four iPhone 13 models will be available to pre-order starting Friday, September 17...

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07:59
Deals: New Sales Hit AirPods Pro ($179.99) and AirPods Max...

Amazon has a pair of solid deals on Apple's AirPods Pro and AirPods Max today, starting at $179.99 for the AirPods Pro, down from $249.00. This is the second-best price we've seen on the AirPods Pro since launch, and one of the best prices we've tracked in 2021.

Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with some of these vendors. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running.

AirPods Pro are Apple's high-end Bluetooth headphones, offering active noise cancellation and many more features. The included charging case also supports Qi wireless charging, so you can recharge the headphones via any compatible Qi mat.

$69 OFFAirPods Pro for $179.99

Secondly, the AirPods Max in Space Gray are down to...

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07:26
The Apple TV+ Bilingual Comedy Series 'Acapulco'...

In December 2020 Patently Apple reported on the Apple TV+ bilingual comedy series titled "Acapulco" was given the green light starring Eugenio Derbez, who recently starred in Apple TV's film titled 'CODA.' In April 2021 we reported that Apple had added 6 new cast members for the upcoming series. Today, Apple has announced that the 10-episode show will premiere globally on ...

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07:05
Next-Generation AirPods Reportedly Already in Production D...

While third-generation AirPods were not announced at the Apple Event this week, suppliers have already kicked off shipments of the long-awaited headphones, according to industry sources cited by Taiwanese website DigiTimes.

In a paywalled preview of its report, DigiTimes said the shipments have been "slow," but production being underway is a good sign that the third-generation AirPods will likely be released before the end of the year. There will likely be another Mac-focused Apple Event this year, and the new AirPods could be unveiled then, or they could be announced with a press release through the Apple Newsroom at any point this fall.

The third-generation ‌AirPods‌ are expected to feature a design language similar to the ‌AirPods Pro‌, but without active noise cancellation. However, rumors have conflicted as to whether the new design will include silicone ear tips....

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06:10
Deals: Get a MagSafe Charger for Your New iPhone 13 at an...

Apple's MagSafe Charger has dropped to $27.14 on Amazon, down from $39.00. This is a new all-time low price on the accessory, and it's also being matched at Walmart.

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The MagSafe Charger perfectly aligns with the magnets on the iPhone 12 and upcoming iPhone 13 family of devices and provides wireless charging. It also maintains compatibility with Qi charging, so any iPhone 8 or later device can still use it, as well as AirPods with a Wireless Charging Case and AirPods Pro.

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05:49
The FTC is to reveal their findings today on acquisitions...

It's being reported this morning that staff of the Federal Trade Commission will present their findings later today on business deals that tech platforms like Facebook, Google, Apple and Amazon have made that were thought to be too small to prompt antitrust review.

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04:53
YouTuber iJustine Interviews Apple's CEO about the Ca...

After Apple California Streaming event, YouTuber iJustine was able to interview Apple's CEO Tim Cook to talk about the new products just released from iPad mini to Apple Watch and a lot of time spent on Apple Fitness+ and AR.

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04:48
AppleCare+ With Theft and Loss Coverage Expands to the Uni...

Apple has expanded AppleCare+ with Theft and Loss coverage, which includes up to two incidents of theft or loss of an iPhone, to the United Kingdom and Australia.

Offered as an additional plan to customers in the United States, Japan, Germany, and now also the United Kingdom and Australia, ‌AppleCare‌+ with Theft and Loss coverage can help customers who unfortunately have had their devices stolen or lost get a replacement without having to pay the full cost of a new device. The plan requires customers to have to Find My ‌iPhone‌ enabled on their device when it was lost or stolen.

In the United Kingdom, ‌AppleCare‌+ with Theft and Loss coverage will cost...

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04:10
Sweep! In Q2 2021 Apple was the top Premium Smartphone Bra...

The global premium smartphone market is broken down into three segments (affordable premium at 32%; Premium 32% and Ultra Premium 36%) with pricing ranging from US$400 to >US$800. In Q2 2021 it was a Sweep for the iPhone in all markets around the globe

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03:19
Tim Cook Talks iPhone 13, iPad Mini, Fitness+ Integration...

Following the announcement of the iPhone 13, Apple Watch Series 7, and the new sixth-generation iPad mini, Apple gave YouTuber iJustine a chance to talk to Apple CEO Tim Cook about the new announcements, including some tidbits about Fitness+.

In the nearly 15 minutes' long interview, Cook describes the new camera features of the ‌iPhone 13‌, specifically Cinematic Mode, as a "mindblowing" addition to the iPhone that places it on par with professional high-end video equipment. The interview doesn't heavily touch on the new ‌Apple Watch Series 7‌, but Cook notes how the device has become an integral part of his workout routine thanks to its...

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03:10
iPad Air Now the Only iPad in Apple's Lineup That Lac...

Yesterday during Apple's virtual "California streaming" event, Apple debuted a refreshed ninth-generation entry-level iPad ($329) and a redesigned sixth-generation iPad mini ($499). Like the iPad Pro, both devices include a 12-megapixel Ultra Wide front camera enabling Center Stage, which makes the iPad Air ($579) the only tablet in Apple's lineup that lacks this feature.

Center Stage is a feature that automatically keeps users perfectly framed during video calls, and it does this by using the much larger field of view of the Ultra Wide front camera.

As users...

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02:11
iPhone 13 Still Doesn't Display Battery Percentage in...

Despite a smaller notch, the iPhone 13 lineup will not show users their battery percentage in the status bar, or at least, not by default, according to the ‌iPhone 13‌ simulator embedded within Xcode.

The entire ‌iPhone 13‌ series features a smaller notch, allowing for more area to display content. While many customers may have hoped that a smaller notch would lead Apple to show the battery percentage in the status bar, that doesn't seem to be the case, at least for now.

As noted on Twitter, the Xcode 13 simulator for the iPhone 13 Pro Max shows the status bar without a battery percentage, despite ample room to shift the signal and Wi-Fi bars to the left. While the simulator in the release candidate of Xcode 13, released after yesterday's event, shows no battery percentage...

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Tuesday September 14

19:57
Shooting 4K ProRes Video Requires iPhone 13 Pro With at Le...

The new iPhone 13 Pro models support 4K ProRes video recording, but there's a catch if you want to capture video at the highest quality - you need an ‌iPhone 13‌ Pro or Pro Max with at least 256GB of storage space.

On Apple's tech specs page for the new devices and in the press release announcing the new ‌iPhone 13‌ Pro models, Apple says that if you have an ‌iPhone 13‌ Pro or ‌iPhone 13‌ Pro Max with the base 128GB of storage, you'll be limited to shooting 1080p ProRes video at 30 frames per second.

For recording ProRes video at 4K at 30 frames per second, higher 256, 512, or 1TB storage capacities are required.iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max support ProRes video recording in the Camera app at 1080p 30 fps with the 128GB storage option and up to 4K 30 fps with 256GB, 512GB, and 1TB storage options.Aimed at professionals, the ProRes codec offers...

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18:11
Everything Announced at Today's Apple Event

Apple today held its annual iPhone-centric event, introducing the iPhone 13 mini, ‌iPhone 13‌, ‌iPhone 13‌ Pro, and ‌iPhone 13‌ Pro Max. We also got a look at the new Apple Watch Series 7 and were surprised with the new ninth-generation low-cost iPad and the iPad mini 6.

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It took Apple an hour and twenty minutes to introduce the new devices during the "California Streaming" event, but we've recapped all of the announcements in a seven-minute video for our readers who want a no-frills but thorough overview of everything that's new.

All of our event coverage is also available below....

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18:10
Apple Letting Customers 'Get Ready' for iPhone 1...

Following the announcement of the iPhone 13 mini, ‌iPhone 13‌, ‌iPhone 13‌ Pro, and ‌iPhone 13‌ Pro Max, Apple is allowing customers to get ready for pre-orders, which are set to take place on Friday, September 17 at 5:00 a.m. Pacific Time.

Existing and new iPhone Upgrade Program members can use the Apple Store app on the iPhone or Apple's website to go through all of the pre-approval steps to get ready to purchase a new ‌iPhone‌, including checking upgrade eligibility, securing credit lines, and confirming other necessary information.

Those who are not members of the ‌iPhone‌ Upgrade Program can also select their preferred ‌iPhone‌, confirm their status with their...

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18:01
mmWave 5G on iPhone 13 Remains Limited to U.S. Models

While it was rumored by multiple sources that iPhone 13 models would support mmWave 5G in additional countries, it turns out that mmWave remains limited to iPhone 13 models sold in the U.S., as was the case with iPhone 12 models.

Apple's cellular compatibility page confirms that only U.S. models of the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro support mmWave 5G bands. In addition, on Apple's product pages for the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro, the devices are only shown with a mmWave antenna window on the company's U.S. website, with no mmWave antenna window shown in any other countries.

Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo had predicted that iPhone 13 models supporting mmWave 5G would be available in additional markets, such as Canada, Japan, Australia, and select European countries. Taiwanese research firm TrendForce...

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16:31
Apple Released a new Video Teaser showcasing the big shows...

This morning Apple's CEO started their 'California Streaming' product update event talking about Apple being proud to call California home. Cook then stated: Let's get started with Apple TV+. Apple TV+ is a home to the world's most creative storytellers, and continues to expand with award-winning programming." A video in our report presents his full introduction with Apple TV+.

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15:56
All of the New iPhone 13 Camera Features: Macro, Cinematic...

With the launch of the iPhone 13 mini, ‌iPhone 13‌, ‌iPhone 13‌ Pro, and ‌iPhone 13‌ Pro Max, Apple introduced several updated camera features, some of which are hardware based and some of which are software based.

Notably, the ‌iPhone 13‌ Pro and ‌iPhone 13‌ Pro Max now have identical camera systems, a departure from the different cameras featured in the iPhone 12 Pro and the 12 Pro Max. As usual, the ‌iPhone 13‌ Pro models have the best camera systems, while the more affordable ‌iPhone 13‌ models have step-down cameras that lack some of the Pro capabilities.

iPhone 13 and 13 mini Camera Specs

The ‌iPhone 13‌ and 13 mini feature a dual-lens camera system. The Wide lens features an f/1.6 aperture, while the Ultra Wide features an f/2.4 aperture. The updated Ultra Wide camera offers better low light performance, and the updated Wide...

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15:44
Apple's CEO Introduced Apple Products updates at thei...

Apple's 'California Streaming' product event delivered a great round of updates that will be appreciated by all Apple fans globally. Apple kick started the event with a performance that Apple's CEO stated was inspiring. Our report captured Cook's introduction to iPad, iPad mini, iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Pro on video and more.

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14:48
Apple Watch Series 7 to Come in 41mm and 45mm Case Sizes,...

Apple hasn't released full details on the Apple Watch Series 7 as of yet because it's not set to launch until later this fall, but the new Apple Watch bands that came out today confirm that the Series 7 will be available in 41mm and 45mm sizes.

The 41mm ‌Apple Watch Series 7‌ replaces the 40mm Apple Watch Series 6, while the 45mm ‌Apple Watch Series 7‌ replaces the 44mm ‌Apple Watch Series 6‌.

41 and 45mm size updates were rumored, as was the significant redesign for the display, but the design of the Apple Watch itself came as a surprise. Multiple rumors from Jon Prosser, Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Bloomberg, and other...

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14:23
AppleCare+ Now Covers Cracked Back Glass on iPhone 12 and...

Apple today indicated that "back-glass only" damage on iPhone 12 and iPhone 13 models is now eligible for repair under AppleCare+ for a reduced fee of $29 in the United States, $39 in Canada, £25 in the UK, or the equivalent in other countries.

Prior to this change, cracked or damaged back glass on an iPhone 12 cost $99 to be repaired if the device was covered by an AppleCare+ plan.

In order to qualify for the $29 repair, the iPhone must be covered by AppleCare+ and have no additional damage beyond the damaged back glass that would prevent Apple from replacing the back glass, such as a bent or dented enclosure. However, if the iPhone has damage to both the screen and the back glass, but no additional damage, Apple or an Apple Authorized Service Provider can repair the device for a total of $58 in fees.

Back glass repairs at the reduced rate are not available on models older than the iPhone 12,...

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14:23
AppleCare+ Now Covers Cracked Back Glass on iPhone 12 and...

Apple today indicated that "back-glass only" damage on iPhone 12 and iPhone 13 models is now eligible for repair under AppleCare+ for a reduced fee of $29 in the United States, $39 in Canada, £25 in the UK, or the equivalent in other countries.

Prior to this change, cracked or damaged back glass on an iPhone 12 cost $99 to be repaired if the device was covered by an AppleCare+ plan.

In order to qualify for the $29 repair, the iPhone must be covered by AppleCare+ and have no additional damage beyond the damaged back glass that would prevent Apple from replacing the back glass, such as a bent or dented enclosure. However, if the iPhone has damage to both the screen and the back glass, but no additional damage, Apple or an Apple Authorized Service Provider can repair the device for a total of $58 in fees.

Back glass repairs at the reduced rate are not available on models older than the iPhone 12,...

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14:20
iPhone 13 Models Support Dual eSIMs

According to the technical specifications for the iPhone 13, ‌iPhone 13‌ mini, ‌iPhone 13‌ Pro, and ‌iPhone 13‌ Pro Max, all of the devices include dual eSIM support, which is a feature that's new to the iPhone lineup this year.

Dual eSIM support means that the ‌iPhone 13‌ models can use two eSIMs simultaneously rather than just one eSIM and one nano-SIM.

Prior ‌iPhone‌ models like the iPhone 12 had dual-SIM support, but only worked with an eSIM and a physical nano-SIM. The ‌iPhone 13‌ models still support eSIM and nano-SIM, but also support two eSIMs for adopting carrier plans without a physical SIM card.

Apple's ‌iPhone 13‌ models will not ship with a physical SIM card this year and carriers will instead use eSIM capabilities for activation. Because eSIM activation is being used for...

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13:51
iPhone 13 Models Are Heavier and Thicker Than iPhone 12 Mo...

Apple's iPhone 13 models are nearly identical in design to the iPhone 12 models, but there are some slight differences in weight and thickness.

All of the ‌iPhone 13‌ models are heavier than their ‌iPhone 12‌ counterparts, likely due to the larger batteries that are inside and the thickness increase. Weight comparisons are below.

  • ‌iPhone 13‌ mini - 141 grams vs. 135 grams
  • ‌iPhone 13‌ - 174 grams vs. 164 grams
  • ‌iPhone 13‌ Pro - 204 grams vs. 189 grams
  • ‌iPhone 13‌ Pro Max - 240 grams vs. 228 grams

The ‌iPhone 13‌ models are a bit thicker than the iPhone 12 Pro models, which is in line with what we were expecting from rumors. All of the ‌iPhone 13‌ models are 7.65mm thick, up from 7.4mm for the ‌iPhone 12...

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13:49
Expercom Arrives With First Discounts on New 10.2-Inch iPa...

In the wake of announcements for a new iPad mini and new iPad, Expercom has introduced the first cash discounts on these 2021 tablets. Expercom typically is the first Apple reseller to have solid discounts on its latest products, but shoppers should note estimated shipping times can stretch as far as six weeks.

Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with Expercom. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running.

Starting with the iPad mini, you can get the 64GB model at $484.00 ($15 off) and the 256GB model at $629.00 ($20 off). Both models are on sale in all colors: Starlight...

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13:45
Samsung Takes Jab at Apple After Finally Including ProMoti...

Following the launch of the iPhone 13 Pro and ‌iPhone 13‌ Pro Max earlier today, which features ProMotion displays with a variable 120Hz refresh rate, Samsung has come out in an apparent jab to Apple for being late to join the wider industry in adopting higher refresh displays.

In a tweet as the Apple event was underway earlier today, the official Samsung Mobile account tweeted "We’ve been refreshing at 120Hz for a while now..." While Apple has been widely rumored to adopt ProMotion in its iPhone over the past few years, Samsung has only just recently adopted a 120Hz refresh rate.

We’ve been refreshing at 120Hz for a while now...

— Samsung Mobile US (@SamsungMobileUS)...

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13:36
iPhone 13 Models Feature 20% Smaller Notch That's Jus...

Apple's new iPhone 13 models that were released today feature an updated TrueDepth camera and a new design for the notch, which has been slimmed down.

Apple said on stage that the notch is now 20 percent less wide than the notch used in prior models, but comparisons between the iPhone 12 and ‌iPhone 13‌ confirm that the new notch design is just a tad bit taller.

In the overlay above, you can see the size difference in action. The notch is indeed a good bit smaller, and the tiny increase in height is barely noticeable.

The new notch design is in line with rumors that we heard during the beta testing period, which pointed to a design that was more compact and just a tiny bit taller.

Next year, Apple may do away with the notch entirely. Rumors suggest that at least some models will...

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13:26
Refurbished Apple TV 4K With Redesigned Siri Remote Now Av...

Apple today began selling certified refurbished models of the Apple TV 4K and Apple TV HD with the redesigned Siri Remote for the first time in the United States, Canada, and many European countries, with prices discounted by around 15% as usual.

In the United States, for example, a refurbished Apple TV 4K with 32GB of storage and the redesigned Siri Remote is priced at $149, compared to $179 brand new. Or, customers can bump up to a refurbished 64GB Apple TV 4K for $169, compared to $199 brand new. Apple is also offering refurbished Apple TV HD models with the redesigned Siri Remote.

Apple says all of its refurbished products are thoroughly cleaned, inspected, and guaranteed to be fully functional, and in many cases, Apple's refurbished products are virtually indistinguishable from brand new products.

The new Apple TV 4K with the redesigned Siri Remote...

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13:07
Cellular Carriers Begin Sharing Deals and Offers Coming to...

With the imminent launch of brand new iPhone models, cellular carriers are already beginning to share various offers that should help save you money when buying the iPhone 13.

AT&T

Starting with AT&T, new and existing AT&T customers will have the opportunity to get a new iPhone 13 Pro or iPhone 13 mini at no cost, with an eligible trade in and on an unlimited cellular plan.

Under this deal, the iPhone 13 Pro costs $0, the iPhone 13 mini costs $0, the iPhone 13 Pro Max costs $99, and the iPhone 13 costs $99. You can also get $200 off the Apple Watch Series 7 when purchasing two at once.

The new iPhone 13 mini for $0 requires a qualifying trade in value of $95 or greater, which includes iPhone X, iPhone XR, iPhone XS, and various Android devices.

The new iPhone 13 Pro for $0 requires a...

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12:58
The biggest Surprise of the Apple Event was the Apple Watc...

Earlier today Apple announced Apple Watch Series 7, featuring a reengineered Always-On Retina display with significantly more screen area and thinner borders, making it the largest and most advanced display ever. The one big surprise, Jon Prosser's big design rendering miss with a square body.

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12:54
Apple's 'California Streaming' Event Now Av...

For those that missed Apple's California Streaming event this morning, the full hour and 20 minute long keynote can be watched both on YouTube and through Apple's Events website.

Apple also debuted several new videos during the event, which have also been uploaded to YouTube separately. The videos feature the iPhone 13 Pro, ‌iPhone 13‌, iPad mini, and Apple Watch Series 7, along with highlights on the ‌iPhone 13‌ cameras, Apple Fitness+, and more.

The iPad mini 6 and the new ninth-generation iPad can be pre-ordered today, while pre-orders for the new ‌iPhone 13‌ models will start on Friday. The ‌Apple Watch...

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12:51
All iPhone 13 Models Feature Significantly Improved Batter...

With the addition of new low-power displays, a more efficient A15 chip, and larger batteries, the iPhone 13 and 13 Pro models feature significant improvements in battery life, with the 13 Pro Max offering the longest battery life ever in an iPhone.

The ‌iPhone 13‌ mini's battery lasts for up to 1.5 hours longer than the iPhone 12 mini, and the ‌iPhone 13‌'s battery lasts for up to 2.5 hours than the iPhone 12.

The ‌iPhone 13‌ mini supports up to 17 hours of video playback (13 hours when streaming), and up to 55 hours of audio playback. The ‌iPhone 13‌ supports up to 19 hours of video playback (up to 15 hours streaming) and up to 75 hours of audio playback.

Comparatively, the ‌iPhone 12‌ offered up to 17 hours of video playback, up to...

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12:39
Here Are All the New Bands and Cases Apple Just Released f...

Apple today announced the Apple Watch Series 7, iPhone 13, ‌iPhone 13‌ Pro, iPad, and iPad mini, all of which now have brand new corresponding accessories live on Apple.com. All of the accessories are available to order today.

Apple Watch

Starting with new Apple Watch bands, you'll find seven new Solo Loop colors: English Lavender, Chalk Pink, Marigold, Clover, Dark Cherry, Abyss Blue, and Starlight. These cost $49.00.

New Braided Solo Loop colors include: Maize, (PRODUCT)Red, Dark Cherry, English Lavender, and Abyss Blue. These...

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Apple Watch Series 7 Features Exclusive Watch Faces Includ...

Coinciding with the new Apple Watch Series 7 debut, Apple has unveiled some new watch faces that will be exclusive to the new model.

Amongst the new faces are Modular Max, World Timer, Contour Face, and Nike Bounce, the latter of which is exclusive to the Series 7 Nike edition.

The Modular Max displays the digital time alongside a single complication, and includes longer complications that display across the screen below, which can show information like the day of the week, outside temperature, heart rate, activity, or quick access to an app.

The Continuum watch face shows the flow of time around the edges and the current hour, while the World Timer lets users see all 24 time zones simultaneously, thanks to an external dial that shows the time zones and an inner dial that shows the time in each location.

The new Nike Bounce watch face dynamically animates with a tap of the screen, a...

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12:23
Apple Now Selling USB-C Magnetic Charger for Fast Charging...

At today's "California Streaming" event, Apple announced a new USB-C Apple Watch charging puck designed specifically with the Series 7 models in mind.

Priced at $29, the Apple Watch Magnetic Fast Charger to USB-C cable can charge an Apple Watch Series 7 33 percent faster than the standard Apple Watch charging puck, reaching an 80 percent charge in 45 minutes.We wanted to make charging your Apple Watch utterly effortless. And now, it charges up to 33% faster when paired with Apple Watch Series 7, so you can reach 80% charge in about 45 minutes. Simply hold the connector near the back of the watch, where magnets cause it to snap into place automatically. It's a completely sealed system free of exposed contacts. And it's very forgiving, requiring no precise alignment.To enable the faster charging...

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12:20
Apple Releases New MagSafe Wallet With Find My Support

Apple today released a new version of the MagSafe Wallet, now featuring support for the Find My network and five new color options.

The new ‌MagSafe‌ Wallet can now give the location where it was last separated from your iPhone in the ‌Find My‌ app:

Designed with both style and function in mind, the new iPhone Leather Wallet with MagSafe is the perfect way to keep your ID and credit cards close at hand. It now supports Find My, so you can be notified of your wallet's last known location if it gets separated from your phone.

Other than new color options, the ‌MagSafe‌ Wallet continues to be made from tanned European leather with the same shielded design that can contain up to three cards.

The new ‌MagSafe‌ Wallet is compatible with the...

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12:12
Apple Now Accepting Pre-Orders for New iPad Mini 6 and iPa...

At today's "California Streaming" event, Apple introduced refreshed versions of the iPad mini and the low-cost iPad, which was something of a surprise as we were expecting new tablet announcements later in the year. Both the iPad mini 6 and the ‌iPad‌ 9 are available for pre-order starting today, with orders up and live following the conclusion of the event.

The ‌iPad‌ 9, which replaces the eighth-generation version, continues to be priced at $329. It features an A13 chip, up to 256GB of storage, and a new 12-megapixel Ultra Wide front-facing camera that supports Center Stage for video calls.

Compared to prior versions, it includes sRGB support and a True Tone display, with no improvements to the rear camera. It continues to feature thick bezels and a...

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12:10
Apple Watch Series 7 Larger Display Allows for Full On-Scr...

Thanks to the larger display on the Apple Watch Series 7, users can now use a full keyboard right on their wrist. Users will be able to tap or slide across letters to type, in which case watchOS will use "machine learning to predict the word you’re typing."

The new ‌Apple Watch Series 7‌, which comes in larger 41mm and 45mm sizes, features larger displays compared to the Series 6 thanks to smaller bezels.

Alongside a full keyboard, Apple says it has redesigned the buttons and menus across watchOS to make it easier to tap on the larger displays. Due to reported production issues, the ‌Apple Watch Series 7‌ will be available later this fall, with no specific date currently given. Related Roundup: Apple Watch Series 6Tag: September 2021 Apple EventBuyer's Guide:...

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