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Friday September 25

11:58
Upcoming Xbox App Update Will Let Xbox Users Stream Games...

Microsoft is testing a new version of its Xbox app that will let Xbox users play games remotely on their iPhones and iPads using streaming functionality. The new feature was rolled out to TestFlight users this morning.

The Xbox streaming option is distinct from Microsoft's xCloud service, which it has been clashing with Apple over. xCloud is designed to stream games from Microsoft's servers, while the Xbox streaming option requires users to connect their iPhones to their Xbox consoles.

As The Verge points out, the new Xbox streaming option is similar to the PS4 Remote Play app that Sony offers on Apple's iPhones and iPads. Remote Play lets users play their PS4 games over WiFi on an...

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11:31
How to Correctly Measure Your Wrist for Apple Watch Solo L...

With the unveiling of Apple Watch Series 6 and Apple Watch SE, Apple introduced two new styles of band called the Solo Loop and the Braided Solo Loop. Compatible with Apple Watch Series 4 and later watches, these new bands have no clasp, buckle or other fastener. Instead, they use a single strap of material with a stretchy design that allows them to be pulled on and off your wrist over your hand.

As a consequence of the "Solo" design, Apple offers customers 18 different size options to find a perfect fit. The company also provides a printable tool that can be printed out and used to measure your size before buying one of the bands. The tool is the easiest way to check which size is right for you, but you do still need to take care when using it.

Many MacRumors readers have found that their band orders don't quite fit. A...

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10:54
With the App Store under Pressure from Government Investig...

In June Patently Apple posted a report titled "Apple responds swiftly to two new EU Antitrust Investigations into their App Store and Apple Pay Practices." Since that time Apple has been under pressure by the U.S. Antitrust investigation with companies and competitors like Spotify, Epic Games, Microsoft and others complaining bitterly against Apple's App Store. With so much pressure on the App Store, Apple has highlighted ...

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10:43
Apple Pays $40+ Million for Worldwide Rights to Upcoming F...

Apple has paid in the high $40 millions for the rights to upcoming movie "Cherry," reports Deadline. Directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, who were responsible for "Avengers: Endgame," "Cherry" is a crime drama that's an adaptation of a novel by Nico Walker.

In "Cherry," actor Tom Holland (known for his role as Spider-Man) plays a Cleveland man named Walker who joins the army after being spurned by the love of his life. He becomes an Army medic in Iraq and is traumatized by the experience, suffering from PTSD.

To treat his PTSD, Walker is treated with Oxycontin, and that eventually leads to a heroin addiction. To pay for the drugs, Walker begins robbing banks.

The $40 million+ price tag for "Cherry" marks one of the biggest film deals of the year, and it provides Apple with an awards...

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10:28
Deals: Shop Low Prices on 2020 iMac, MacBook Pro, and MacB...

Today we're tracking a group of solid discounts on Apple's line of Mac computers, ranging from the latest models of the MacBook Air, MacBook Pro (13-inch and 16-inch models), and the 27-inch Retina iMac.

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

We've collected the sales in the lists below, all of which can be found on Amazon. These include lowest ever prices on the new 13-inch MacBook Pro at $1,599.99, ongoing solid deals on the 16-inch MacBook Pro at $2,499.00, and new markdowns on the 27-inch iMac at $1,699.93.

MacBook Air (2020)

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09:48
Samsung Laughs at Apple, Launches a new Three-Device wirel...

Apple fans were stunned last March when Apple's senior vice president of Hardware Engineering, Dan Riccio, stated in an email statement that the AirPower device project had been cancelled. Late yesterday, Samsung released a new multi-device wireless charger, almost laughing at Apple.

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09:21
Apple Gives Facebook Temporary Reprieve, Won't Collec...

Apple has decided to temporarily waive the 30 percent cut that it takes from in-app purchases for Facebook's in-app paid event feature, reports CNBC. Facebook had accused Apple of hurting small businesses by collecting fees from the new feature, which lets users attend online classes and events through Facebook.

The policy update will pertain to ClassPass and Airbnb, two companies that are also offering new digital experiences and classes within their apps.

An Apple spokesperson said that Apple reversed its decision on the Facebook event fees due to the pandemic and a desire to give companies more time to adapt to digital business models. Apple says that Facebook will not have to pay fees through the end of the year, with Apple to resume taking...

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08:58
Facebook Lobbying for Option to Make Messenger Default on...

Facebook is now actively seeking an option to make its Messenger app the default app for messages on iPhones, reports The Information.

Emboldened by changes in iOS 14 that allow users to set a default email and browser app of their choice, Facebook believes it now has a more persuasive case to argue for a similar change for messaging apps. Last year, Apple also allowed Siri to send messages through other apps.

"We feel people should be able to...

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08:30
Deals: OWC Discounts Range of USB-C Docks With Extra $10 O...

We've partnered up with OWC this season to offer our readers an exclusive offer on the retailer's popular USB-C docks for Mac computers. Below you'll find these deals, along with a few other sales going on at OWC in September.

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

Our exclusive sale is knocking $10 off the OWC USB-C Dock in Space Gray and Silver. There are a few versions of this accessory, including one with 10 ports and a Mini DisplayPort for $94.98, down from $149.99.

You can also get the USB-C...

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08:28
Apple Acquires Scout FM, a Tiny Podcast Centric Company

Apple has acquired a startup that makes listening to podcasts more like tuning into radio stations

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08:17
Google Reportedly Plans to Update Play Store Guidelines to...

Google plans to introduce updated Play Store guidelines that emphasize the requirement for most apps to use the company's billing system for in-app purchases as early as next week, according to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman.

While this requirement has existed for years, the report notes that some major developers like Netflix, Spotify, and Tinder have circumvented the rule by prompting customers to pay directly using a credit card, rather than their Play Store account, bypassing Google's 30 percent commission for in-app purchases.

In a statement, Google said that it is always working with developers to clarify its Play Store policies, but it did not elaborate on any forthcoming changes:As an open platform, Android allows multiple app stores. In fact, most Android devices come with at least two stores right out of the box, and users can...

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07:50
Apple releases a "Behind the Scenes" Video for t...

Today, the first three episodes of the new Apple TV+ series are now available. Apple has released a "Behind the Scenes" video to get Apple TV+ fans pumped up for the series, as presented in our report.

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06:33
EU Commissioner Margrethe Vestager has decided to Appeal t...

Last Sunday Patently Apple posted a report titled "The Deadline for the European Commission to Appeal the €13.1 Billion case against Apple for illegal state aid from Ireland is Friday Sept. 25." Today the EU Commissioner announced that they will indeed appeal the case and fight Apple until the very end

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06:20
Deals: AirPods Pro and AppleCare+ Bundle Drops to $229.95...

B&H Photo today has a new sale offering the AirPods Pro bundled with AppleCare+ at $229.95. In total, you'd normally pay $278 for this bundle (AirPods Pro at $249 and AppleCare+ at $29), so this is a savings of $48.

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

AppleCare+ for the AirPods Pro extends your warranty coverage by two years from the purchase date. It includes repair and express replacement to the headphones, battery, and USB charging cable, as well as up to two incidents of accidental damage at $29 each.

$48 OFFAirPods Pro w/ AppleCare+ for $229.95

This sale will only last this weekend, so be sure to...

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05:25
Video Offers Closer Look at Apple Face Mask

YouTube channel Unbox Therapy has today shared a new video giving a closer look at Apple's reusable face masks for corporate and retail employees.

Apple's own face mask was designed by the company's Engineering and Industrial Design teams amid the global health crisis for corporate and retail employees, and the boxes include Apple's famous "Designed by Apple in California" text.

The video described the packaging alone as an "unboxing experience unlike anything you would expect for a reuseable face mask." It shows that each box contains five individually sealed masks with adapters to join the ear loops for a more secure fit. The packaging for each mask is printed with instructions for use, encouraging users to wash their hands, open the mask, and then adjust the straps for...

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04:34
Left 4 Dead 2 Gets Huge 'Last Stand' Update, But...

After almost a decade since the game's release on Mac, Valve's iconic co-op zombie shooter "Left 4 Dead 2" has just got a huge update thanks to new content pack "The Last Stand."

It has been many years since the infection first hit. Radio silence, no sign of life, nothing but lingering hopes... CEDA is not going to save us. But there is hope! A few brave souls have continued the fight against all odds, and soon we can all benefit from their resilience.Created by the L4D2 community and officially endorsed by Valve, the update includes over 1,000 changes to the game, including 26 new survival maps, new weapons, new enemy types, new animations, and unused dialogue. There are also several new achievements, many bug fixes and a handful of user interface enhancements to make the game feel fresh again.

The only downside...

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03:12
EU to Appeal Against Apple's $15 Billion Tax Bill Rul...

The European Commission on Friday said it would appeal a court ruling that overturned its demand that Apple pay 13 billion euros ($14.5 billion) in tax to the Irish government (via CNBC).

"The Commission has decided to appeal before the European Court of Justice the General Court's judgment of July 2020 on the Apple State aid case in Ireland," Margrethe Vestager, the head of competition policy in the EU, said in a statement.The EU's General Court in July sided with Apple, and said the EU's executive arm, led by antitrust chief Margrethe Vestager, had failed to show Ireland's tax arrangements with the company were illegal state aid.

Both Apple and Ireland appealed...

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02:32
Espionage Thriller 'Tehran' Now Available on App...

Apple's espionage thriller "Tehran" premiered today on its TV+ video streaming service. The first three of eight episodes in the series are now available to watch, with a new episode to come out each Friday over the next five weeks.

"Tehran" tells the story of a Mossad agent who goes deep undercover on a dangerous mission in Iran's capital that places everyone around her in dire jeopardy.

The show stars Israeli actress Niv Sultan, along with Shaun Toub, Shervin Alenabi, Liraz Charhi, and Menashe Noy. Apple partnered with Cineflix Rights and Israeli network Kan 11 to co-produce the series.

Apple TV‌‌+ is priced at $4.99 per month and provides access to ‌‌‌Apple TV‌‌‌+ shows and movies for the whole family. ‌‌‌Apple TV‌‌‌+ can be viewed on iPhone, iPad, ‌‌‌Apple TV‌‌‌, Mac, Roku devices, Amazon Fire...

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01:58
'iPhone 12 mini' Name Appears in Leaked Apple iP...

Earlier this week a proven leaker claimed that the iPhone 12 lineup would be named "iPhone 12 mini," "iPhone 12," "iPhone 12 Pro," and "iPhone 12 Pro Max," and today the same nomenclature has appeared again in a photo depicting alleged stickers from unreleased Silicone iPhone cases originating from Apple's international distribution center in Ireland.

The photo shows three stickers with the associated handset sizes written alongside them, corresponding to the three expected sizes of iPhone 12, with the 5.4-inch model being the "‌iPhone 12‌ mini," the 6.7-inch model being the ‌"iPhone 12‌ Pro Max," and the two 6.1-inch models being the ‌"iPhone 12‌ / ‌iPhone 12‌ Pro."

The color for all three Silicone cases is black, and the model numbers that can be clearly made out include "MHL732M/A" and "MHLG32M/A," neither of...

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Thursday September 24

16:58
Apple Invents Developer Tools for working with Next-Gen Vi...

Today the US Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that relates to the future use of Virtual Paper on devices that will be able to crumple, flip, fold, bend while keeping the graphics intact in varying positions as the virtual paper changes angles and perspectives.

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16:21
Apple Acquired Podcast App Scout FM Earlier This Year

In order to continue improving its Podcast offerings experience, Apple earlier this year purchased podcast app Scout FM, reports Bloomberg.

The website for Scout FM is now defunct, but it was available on iPhones, Android devices, and Amazon smart speakers. Scout FM generated podcast stations covering various topics, similar to a radio station but for a podcast experience.

A person could select a specific topic and then find podcasts related to that topic, with the service also offering up recommendations based on listening history and personal preference. TechCrunch explained how it worked in 2018:Scout.fm wants to change the way people listen to podcasts. Instead of scouring through the...

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14:49
Apple Fitness+: Everything You Need to Know About Apple...

Apple alongside the Apple Watch Series 6 unveiled Apple Fitness+, a new Apple service that's designed to help Apple Watch owners keep fit through a series of guided workouts across multiple workout categories.

Our Apple Fitness+ guide covers everything that we know about the new Fitness+ service, which is set to launch later this year.

Apple Fitness+ Explained

Apple Fitness+ is an Apple Watch-focused home workout program that guides you through various workouts, complementing the fitness-focused features in the Apple Watch.

With Fitness+, Apple provides workout routines that can be watched, with the Apple Watch doing the necessary tracking to make sure you're on target and meeting fitness goals.

Watching Fitness+ Videos

Fitness+ content can be watched through the Fitness app on the iPhone, iPad, and...

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13:34
Amazon Introduced a new Cloud-Based Gaming Service called...

The Amazon event held today introduced a number of new products and services. Our report begins with Amazon's launch of their new cloud-based gaming service called "Luna" that's available on your Mac, PC and/or Fire TV devices starting today. They also introduce a bizarre home drone

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11:46
Amazon Debuts Sphere-Shaped Echo Speaker, Ring Home Securi...

Amazon today announced the launch of its fourth-generation Echo speaker, which features a new spherical design and improved sound performance thanks to a three-inch woofer, dual-firing tweeters, and new Dolby processing.

The $100 fabric-covered speaker comes in three colors, including black, blue, and white, and it's accompanied by a built-in smart home hub with Zigbee, Bluetooth Low Energy, and Amazon Sidewalk integration. Amazon Sidewalk extends the range of devices like the Ring and includes support for Tile devices.

The new Echo is equipped with an AZ1 Neural Edge processor that moves speech recognition on-device for faster than ever response times to requests.

Alongside the new sphere-shaped Echo, there's a spherical Echo Dot that's priced at $50 and a kid's version that comes with animal face designs and is priced at $...

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10:53
Apple Now Allowing Band-Only Returns For Ill-Fitting Solo...

Apple has reversed course and created an online band-only return method for customers who purchased an Apple Watch Series 6 or Apple Watch SE with the wrong size Solo Loop or Braided Solo Loop band.

Apple's new Series 6 and SE models can be purchased with new Solo Loop or Braided Solo Loop band options that have no clasp or fastener, instead using stretch to fit over the hand. As there is no on-band sizing mechanism, the Solo and Braided Solo Loops come in nine sizes, leading to fit issues.

As we reported on Monday, customers who ordered and received a new Apple Watch with a Solo Loop or a Braided Solo Loop and then found that the band did not fit properly were told by Apple's staff that the only online return option involved returning the entire watch.

Following customer complaints and the attention...

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10:32
Apple Releases macOS Catalina 10.15.7 With Fixes for WiFi...

Apple today released macOS Catalina 10.15.7, the latest update to the ‌macOS Catalina‌ software. ‌macOS Catalina‌ 10.15.7 fixes several major bugs that Mac users have been experiencing, and it comes a month after the latest macOS Catalina release.

The ‌‌‌‌macOS Catalina‌‌‌‌ 10.15.6 Supplemental Update can be downloaded from the Mac App Store using the Update feature in the System Preferences app.

According to Apple's release notes, ‌macOS Catalina‌ 10.15.7 addresses an issue where macOS would not automatically connect to WiFi, it fixes a bug that could prevent files from syncing through iCloud Drive, and most notably for new iMac owners...

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10:27
Apple Updates Final Cut Pro X and iMovie With Bug Fixes

Apple today released updates for Final Cut Pro X, iMovie, Motion, and Compressor, introducing a handful of bug fixes to address issues that have popped up since the last major update.

Final Cut Pro fixes issues released to brightness, keyframes, the transform tool, and more, with notes below.- Fixes an issue in which XAVC media from the Sony PXW-FX9 camera is not recognized

- Fixes an issue where brightness levels shift when switching between Better Quality and Better Performance in the viewer

- Fixes an issue in which effect keyframes are not added correctly when using onscreen controls

- Improves stability when using the transform tool with multiple clips in the timeline

- Improves reliability when exporting an FCPXML that contains Compound clips

- Addresses an issue which could prevent sharing at certain resolutions

- Fixes an issue in which sharing a Compound or Multicam clip from the timeline...

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10:12
Apple Releases iOS 14.0.1 With Fix for Bug That Resets Def...

Apple today released iOS 14.0.1, the first update to the iOS 14 operating system that was released on September 16. Today's update is a bug fix update addressing issues that weren't able to be fixed in the initial iOS 14 launch.

The iOS 14.0.1 update is available on all eligible devices over-the-air in the Settings app. To access the new software, go to Settings > General > Software Update.

iOS 14.0.1 fixes a bug that could cause third-party apps set as the default to reset after the iPhone is restarted. It also addresses a bug that could prevent the ‌iPhone‌ from connecting to some WiFi networks, and fixes an issue that could prevent sending email with some mail carriers. Apple's release notes are below:This update includes bug fixes for your ‌iPhone‌.

- Fixes an...

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09:54
Apple Releases the Trailer for Season Two of the Kids Seri...

The next chapter awaits. Unlock the magic with a new season of the Emmy Award Winner Ghostwriter, available October 9 exclusively on Apple TV+

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08:54
Review: Twelve South's 'Curve Riser' iMac S...

This month Twelve South launched a new accessory for the iMac, iMac Pro, and external displays, called the "Curve Riser." Similar to its HiRise products, the Curve Riser elevates your ‌iMac‌ to a position that's supposed to be more ergonomic for most users, while also providing some storage underneath the ‌iMac‌.

From a materials standpoint, the Curve Riser matches Twelve South's established standard as a premium accessory maker; it's built from a sleek metal and only comes in black. There's no front or back door, and although the accessory has a far bigger footprint than any ‌iMac‌ stand I've owned (coming in at 9 by 12 inches), its design is airy, sleek, and unobtrusive.

The idea behind ‌iMac‌ stands like...

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08:51
Apple Invents a Future VR/AR Headset that Delivers Images...

Today the US Patent & Trademark Office published a continuation patent application from Apple titled "Dynamic Focus 3D Display." The focus of Apple's patent is on a direct retinal projector system that provides dynamic focusing for an HMD's display delivering superior quality virtual reality (VR) and/or augmented reality (AR) content over conventional methods of presenting the content on the headset's display.

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08:08
Apple Watch Solo Loop Sizing Matches Sport Loop Holes

The Apple Watch Solo Loop sizing effectively maps to the holes of the Sport Loop, according to John Gruber. The distance between the holes in every Apple Watch Sport Band is reportedly exactly the same as the distance between the 12 sizes of Solo Loops on Apple's measuring tool.

All Apple Watch Sport Bands have seven holes. For the 38mm or 40mm band, the S/M band corresponds to the Solo Loop sizes of one to seven, and the M/L band corresponds to the Solo Loop sizes of four to 10. For the 42mm or 44mm band, the S/M band corresponds to the Solo Loop sizes of three to nine, and the M/L band corresponds to the Solo Loop sizes of six to 12. Gruber writes:

A few people have wondered why Apple doesn't just map fluoroelastomer Sport Band sizes to Solo Loop sizes. I can see why Apple doesn't do that — they can't...

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07:14
Epic Games, Spotify, and Tile Form 'Coalition for App...

A range of companies, including Epic Games, Spotify, and Tile, have formed a new organization called the "Coalition for App Fairness," in an effort to highlight developer issues with Apple.

The organization describes itself as "an independent nonprofit organization founded by industry-leading companies to advocate for freedom of choice and fair competition across the app ecosystem." The coalition is based in Washington D.C. and Brussels, and aims to lead legal and regulatory changes with regards to what it says are three key issues; "anti-competitive policies," "30 percent app tax," and "no consumer freedom."

It sets out a ten-point plan on...

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06:46
Deals: Woot Introduces Flash Sale on Refurbished 2018 iPad...

Woot has introduced a new refurbished iPad Pro flash sale today, offering previous generation models starting at $599.99 for the 64GB 11-inch iPad Pro, down from an original price of $799.00. All of the iPad Pro sales currently happening at Woot will expire later tonight.

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

There are numerous models of the 11-inch iPad Pro on sale, also including 256GB Wi-Fi at $699.99, down from $949.00, and a few cellular models as well. Woot's discounts offer a few low prices on these 2018 iPad Pro devices, which are refurbished and come with a 90 day Woot limited warranty.

FLASH SALERefurbished 2018 iPad Pro at Woot...

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06:45
Apple Continues to Reveal more of their Master Smart Home...

A year ago, Patently Apple posted a major patent report titled "Apple Reveals a Major Modular Wall Unit System that Automatically Configures Smart Homes & Buildings." Some of the embodiments illustrated in our cover graphic relate to a modular and configurable system for a home or building. Today's patent filing greatly expands on Apple's vision of a fully featured smart home with invisible tripwires and more

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06:30
Apple Highlights App Store's Role in Discovery, Priva...

Apple has overhauled its About the App Store and Developing for the App Store web pages to focus on several key areas, including discovery, privacy and security, trust and safety, hardware and software, and downloading with confidence.

The new pages highlight a range of relevant statistics and emphasize the importance of trust and security on the App Store.

For over a decade, the ‌App Store‌ has proved to be a safe and trusted place to discover and download apps. But the ‌App Store‌ is more than just a storefront — it's an innovative destination focused on bringing you amazing experiences. And a big part of those experiences is ensuring that the apps we offer are held to the highest standards for privacy, security, and content. Because we offer nearly two million apps — and we want you to...

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05:20
PSA: Family Setup Prevents Relatives From Using Blood Oxyg...

In watchOS 7, Family Setup is a new feature that allows kids, elderly relatives, and others to take advantage of many of the capabilities of Apple Watch without the need for their own paired iPhone.

Family Setup offers helpful tools for parents and kids, with Schooltime and Downtime features that offer controls over when and what kids can do with their Apple Watch. For older adults, it provides access to tools like fall detection, automatic emergency calling, and health features without the need for them to have an ‌‌iPhone‌‌.

However, if you were thinking of getting an Apple Watch Series 6 for a relative in your Family Setup circle so they could take advantage of the Blood...

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05:03
Apple Removes 5W Power Adapter From Apple Watch Edition an...

Apple has removed the 5W Power Adapter from the Apple Watch Edition and Apple Watch Hermès. Both Apple Watch models included the power adapter for just a week before it was removed.

At Apple's "Time Flies" Event on September 25, Apple stated that it would be removing the power adapter from Apple Watch boxes due to environmental concerns. It subsequently came to light that Apple Watch Edition and Apple Watch Hermès models would be the only models to retain the 5W power adapter. All other models shipped without a power adapter from launch.

Apple presumably continued to include the power adapter with these Apple Watches because they are high-end models with prices ranging from $799 to $1499.

Apple's page has not been archived so it is not possible to pinpoint exactly when the change took place...

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04:44
Apple Experimenting with Next-Gen MacBook & iPad Keybo...

Today the US Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that relates to a next-gen hinge system primarily for future iPad Smart Keyboard accessories. The new hinge system is also shown in conjunction with a possible future MacBook-like portable device. Microsoft was first to move to flexible hinge system for their Surface book and Apple's next-gen flexible hinge presents a similar style of hinge though technically different using multi-roller and spacer elements.

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02:37
New Images Leak of iPhone 12 Braided USB-C to Lightning Ca...

Rumors suggest Apple's upcoming iPhone 12 models will ship with a new Lightning to USB-C cable that includes a braided fabric design. Images of the purported cables were leaked in July, and today leaker Mr White has shared new images that give us a closer look at what we might get included in the ‌iPhone 12‌ box.

The photos show a USB-C to Lightning cable with a clearly braided design rather than the standard non-fabric design of the current cables. Braided cable designs have the potential to be more durable than the standard rubber-coated cables, which have a tendency to fray from the edges after a few months of use.

Previously leaked USB-C to Lightning...

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01:53
New Version of Microsoft Office Coming Next Year That Won...

Microsoft will next year offer a new perpetual release of Microsoft Office for Mac and Windows that doesn't require a subscription to use, according to the software giant (via Windows Central).

"Microsoft Office will also see a new perpetual release for both Windows and Mac, in the second half of 2021," said Microsoft in a blog post announcing the next version of its Exchange server, confirming that a new version of Office available as a one-time payment purchase is coming next year.

In recent years, the company has pushed its subscription-based Microsoft 365 (formerly Office 365) bundle as a way to get access to its productivity suite, which includes...

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Wednesday September 23

18:39
How to Add a Start Page Wallpaper in macOS Safari 14

Ahead of the release of macOS Big Sur, Apple has released the Safari 14 update for macOS Catalina and macOS Mojave users, bringing with it a number of new features and improvements.

One of the most dramatic changes is the overhauled Start Page, which now includes a browsing privacy report, iCloud tabs, Siri suggestions, and more. It also features several customizable options, such as the ability to choose your own Start Page wallpaper.

My new Safari 14 enjoy with @dlanham wallpapers pic.twitter.com/iokdA5YHB1

— NOB NUKUI (@nobtaka) September 18, 2020

The new Safari 14 update can be downloaded by opening up System Preferences and choosing the Software Update option. Once the update is installed, you can choose...

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18:39
How to Add a Start Page Wallpaper in macOS Safari 14

Ahead of the release of macOS Big Sur, Apple has released the Safari 14 update for macOS Catalina and macOS Mojave users, bringing with it a number of new features and improvements.

One of the most dramatic changes is the overhauled Start Page, which now includes a browsing privacy report, iCloud tabs, Siri suggestions, and more. It also features several customizable options, such as the ability to choose your own Start Page wallpaper.

My new Safari 14 enjoy with @dlanham wallpapers pic.twitter.com/iokdA5YHB1

— NOB NUKUI (@nobtaka) September 18, 2020

The new Safari 14 update can be downloaded by opening up System Preferences and choosing the Software Update option. Once the update is installed, you can choose...

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16:07
Royole's FlexPai 2 Foldable Phone Debuts and South Ko...

If you like to learn about new technologies in the works or launching, then you might enjoy this report. The new foldable phone from Royole debuted yesterday and our report provides you with a quick peek at the phone via a translated keynote video. Secondly, two South Korean firms have worked together to develop a anti-Fake Fingerprint film for smartphones and beyond that will be on the market in the not-too-distant future.

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14:19
Apple One: What You Need to Know About Apple's Servic...

Apple in September announced Apple One, a new services bundle that allows Apple device customers to purchase several services together in one package instead of separately, saving money for those who use multiple Apple service products.

Our dedicated Apple One guide covers everything that you need to know about the Apple One bundles, which are launching this fall.

Bundle Options

There are three Apple One bundle options to provide different levels of service access to customers at different price points.

  • Individual ($14.95 per month) - Includes Apple Music, Apple TV+, Apple Arcade, and 50GB iCloud storage.
  • Family ($19.95 per month) - Includes Apple Music, Apple TV+, Apple Arcade, and 200GB of iCloud storage, with the services able to be shared between up to six family members.
  • Premier ($29.95 per month...
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13:54
Apple's Partnership with A24 has produced another Fil...

In an exclusive, Deadline reports that Cherry Jones and Jason Segel are set to join Grace Kaufman in The Sky Is Everywhere, a new Apple Original film that hails from Apple’s existing partnership with A24. Other news learned today covers Wolfwalkers ...

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13:36
'NHS COVID-19' Contact Tracing App With Exposure...

NHS COVID-19, a contact tracing app created by the UK government, is rolling out to residents of England and Wales as of today, with the app available from the iOS App Store.

The app's debut comes a week and a half after the UK government said that it would launch on September 24, and a month and a half after the app became available to NHS Volunteer Responders, Isle of Wight residents, and Newham residents, all of whom have been testing the app.

Like other apps that take advantage of the Exposure Notification API from Apple and Google, NHS COVID-19 is designed to track who people come into contact with each other using Bluetooth, providing...

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12:27
Jason Segel and Cherry Jones to Star in Apple TV+ Movie...

Upcoming Apple TV+ movie "The Sky Is Everywhere" is set to star Cherry Jones and Jason Segel, reports Variety. "The Sky Is Everywhere" is a film Apple is working on through its partnership with film studio A24, and it is based on the young adult novel of the same name.

The movie will follow a high schooler named Lennie Walker who is coping with the sudden death of her older sister. Segel will play "Big," Lennie's eccentric and compassionate uncle, who is described as "the town Lothario" who runs a hot air balloon company.

Jones will play "Gram," Lennie's "warm and loving grandmother" who raises her. Jones is known for "Succession" and ‌Apple TV‌+ show "Defending Jacob," while Segel has recently been in "Our Friend."

"The Sky Is Anywhere" is being adapted by Jandy Nelson, who wrote...

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11:51
Apple's iPhone 12 Event Could Happen on October 13 Ba...

Apple's upcoming iPhone-centric event could perhaps be held on Tuesday, October 13, according to information shared with MacRumors by an employee at a UK cellular carrier.

There's no way for us to confirm the dates at this point in time nor are we sure on the credibility of the source, but even without a rumor, Tuesday, October 13 is a good guess based on Apple's historic launch timelines, preference for Tuesday launches, and penchant for holding events during the second week of the month.

The employee claimed that Apple would accept pre-orders directly after the event and launch the new iPhones on October 16, but that would be an unusually short time between the event and the launch date. It's quite possible that the source is confusing the pre-order and launch date timelines, with pre-orders actually set to happen on the 16th. If that's the case, a launch would logically follow on October 23, and that's what other sources have suggested.

The October...

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11:08
The Opera browser now offers syncing data between a PC...

It was just yesterday that Patently Apple posted a patent report titled "Apple Wins a Patent for Simplifying the Set-Up and Pairing Process between Two Devices through the use of QR Codes." Twenty-Fours later and the developers of the Opera browser introduced this same feature, which shows it's likely to end up being an industry trend.

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09:53
Apple Watch SE vs. Apple Watch Series 3 Buyer's Guide

In September 2020, Apple updated its popular Apple Watch lineup, introducing an entirely new model of Apple Watch: Apple Watch SE. This new model offers many of the Apple Watch features that have made the device so popular over the years, but at a much more competitive price starting at $279. As an even lower-cost option, Apple continues to sell the Apple Watch Series 3, which first arrived in 2017, for $199.

As these two models composite the lower-cost Apple Watch offerings and share many features, including a Retina Display, water resistance, and an optical heart sensor, it may not be immediately clear which model is better for you. Is it worth purchasing the older, cheaper Series 3...

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08:51
Apple Supplier TSMC wants Globalism back so that they coul...

Earlier today the chairman of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing (TSMC) said that the deleveraging of China-U.S. supply chains and protectionism on both sides of the Pacific will only drive up costs and limit the flow of ideas. TSMC wants the return of globalism that favors their profitability.

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08:26
Apple Emphasizes That Solo Loop May Increase in Length Ove...

Apple on Tuesday updated one of its support documents to emphasize that the new silicone rubber Solo Loop for the Apple Watch may increase in length over time, as mentioned in fine print at the bottom of the Solo Loop product page.

Apple has also updated its printable Solo Loop sizing guide with more specific instructions, as noted by 9to5Mac's Michael Steeber. The guide now advises users to wrap the sizing tool tightly around their wrist where they would typically wear their watch, and to make sure that the tool feels snug and does not slide up or down.

If the arrows on the sizing tool end up pointing to a line between two numbers, the sizing guide now advises users to choose the smaller of the two numbers. The guide has been updated with...

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07:50
Mariah Carey Interviewed on 'The Oprah Conversation...

Mariah Carey has been interviewed by Oprah Winfrey for Apple TV+ show "The Oprah Conversation," according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The virtual interview takes a look at Carey's new memoir, "The Meaning of Mariah Carey." Although Winfrey has interviewed Carey several times previously, this new interview is said to be a more intimate discussion with personal anecdotes.

Previous episodes of the Oprah Conversation have interviewed Emmanuel Acho, host of "Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man," Professor Ibram X. Kendi, author of "How to Be an Antiracist," and Bryan Stevenson, founder of the Equal Justice Initiative.

Carey is also working on a...

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07:27
Fantastical Updated With Home Screen Widgets, Scribble Sup...

Popular calendar app Fantastical today received an update with support for new iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 features, including Home Screen widgets and Scribble.

A dozen customizable widgets are available, providing users with the date, a monthly calendar, scheduled events and tasks, and even the weather at a glance. All of the widgets are free to use, while widgets that incorporate Fantastical Premium features like conference call detection require a subscription for $4.99 per month or $39.99 per year.

Scribble support allows iPad users to handwrite in any field with the Apple Pencil and have it automatically converted to text.

The full release notes for version 3.2:- Widgets for iOS 14! 12 new and customizable widgets to view the date, weather, calendar, upcoming events, and tasks right on your home screen.

- Support for Scribble on iPadOS 14

- Support for...

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05:35
Deals: Amazon Discounting New 32GB Wi-Fi iPad to $299 ($30...

Amazon is offering the new 32GB Wi-Fi 10.2-inch iPad for $299.00, down from $329.00 in Space Gray, Silver, and Gold. This is a match of Walmart's ongoing offer on the same iPad model, which was introduced on the day the tablet launched last Friday.

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

In regards to the 32GB cellular model, you can save $14.41 at the checkout screen on Amazon for the gold model, marking the device down to $444.59, a new...

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05:27
A New Era for Apple in India began today as their Online A...

Last Friday Patently Apple posted a report titled "Apple Announces the Official Opening Date for their new Online Store in India," which was September 23. Deirdre O’Brien, Apple’s senior vice president of Retail + People stated last Friday that "We’re proud to be expanding in India and want to do all we can to support our customers and their communities. Today their online store went live. For our Indian fans, our report also presents a video on how-to order an iPad at the store that's in Hindi.

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04:37
iOS 14 Customization Helps Pinterest App Break Daily Downl...

Apple's introduction of widgets on the Home Screen in iOS 14 has driven a surge in interest among users looking to customize their iPhone, and that has reportedly had a knock-on effect for Pinterest, whose iOS app has seen record downloads as users flock to its content seeking design inspiration.

As reported by TechCrunch, App Store intelligence firm Apptopia was first to note the impact of the ‌iOS 14‌ customization trend on Pinterest. According to its data, Pinterest saw a record high number of daily downloads on September 21, with around 616,000 new...

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02:52
Some Apple Watch Users Report Missing GPS Data in watchOS...

A number of Apple Watch owners who have updated to watchOS 7 are reporting an issue involving missing GPS mapping data after recording exercise in Apple's wrist-based Workout app.

Several MacRumors readers have been in touch to highlight the problem, which was first noted in a thread on Apple's support communities by a user who upgraded their iPhone XS Max to iOS 14 and Apple Watch Series 4 to watchOS 7.

Later, I went for a walk. I used the Outdoor Walk activity on my Watch, but this time didn't take my iPhone. When I returned, and attempted to upload the activity to Strava, I received a warning that no GPS/route data was present. I checked the Fitness and Health apps, and sure enough, there was no route on the map - only the starting point.

I spoke to someone at Apple Support and they suggested I turned off/back on a couple of related privacy settings. I have since tried another Outdoor Walk...

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01:56
Twitter Rolls Out New 'Share Tweet' Menu in iOS...

Twitter has rolled out a new Share Tweet pop-up menu in its official iOS app after it began testing the feature with some users last month.

The new-look sharing menu gives users quick access to Twitter contacts that were recently used in Direct Messages, as well as shortcuts to apps such as Messages, WhatsApp, and Gmail.

The native iOS Activity view (formerly called the Share Sheet) can still be accessed using the "Share via..." option at the end of the row of options in the Share Tweet menu, or users can long press the Action button in Twitter to bring up the Activity view directly.

The new Share Tweet definitely offers a more compact set of options than the native iOS Activity view, but users who have customized their Action extensions will note that it doesn't provide the same customization options as the latter, and it doesn't include AirDrop links either.

To access the new...

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Tuesday September 22

23:45
Kuo: Mini-LED Displays to Debut in Apple's Next iPad...

Following his report earlier this week indicating that Apple will be accelerating adoption of mini-LED displays in its iPad and Mac notebook lineups thanks to better than expected development from potential secondary supplier Sanan Optoelectronics, analyst Ming-Chi has released a new report today sharing a bit more perspective on the mini-LED display market as it relates to Apple.

Kuo says that Epistar remains Apple's initial partner for mini-LED chips, but that Sanan and others should be able to quickly join Apple's supply chain as existing patents are not expected to serve as significant barriers to entry. As a result, mini-LED efforts by Apple and its suppliers have effectively moved from the "technology development" stage to the "economies of scale/cost" stage.

While Sanan has seen rapid development of its mini-LED...

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23:10
Apple's Online Store Launches in India

After announcing last week that it would be launching its online store in India on September 23, the store has now gone live, opening up direct sales for Apple in a largely untapped market with significant growth potential.

As in other countries, Apple's Indian online store offers a full range of Apple products and accessories, with shopping assistance from Apple Specialists, free no-contact delivery, a trade-in program for iPhone sales, free one-on-one online training sessions with certain product purchases, build-to-order Mac options, and multiple payment options.

Tag: India
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17:17
Apple Pay Promo Offers Free Drink With Purchase From Jimmy...

Apple's latest Apple Pay Promo allows Jimmy John's customers who spend $10 or more to redeem a free drink with their purchase using Freaky Fast Rewards and ‌Apple Pay‌.

Jimmy John's customers can get the deal when they spend at least $10 when ordering ahead in the Jimmy John's app, on the jimmyjohns.com website, or in store, with the free drink available through September 27.

The deal is valid only at participating locations, and the Freaky Fast Rewards program from Jimmy John's is required to place a qualifying order that's paid for with ‌Apple Pay‌. One reward is available per Freaky Fast Rewards account.Tag: Apple Pay promo
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17:00
President Trump to hold a Meeting Tomorrow wherein an Exec...

It's being report late this afternoon that U.S. President Donald Trump will meet on Wednesday with state attorneys general about removing a liability shield protecting social media companies. An executive order is likely to be issued against political bias on social media.

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16:15
Apple Stops Signing iOS 13.7 After Releasing iOS 14, Downg...

Following the release of iOS 14 last Wednesday, Apple has stopped signing iOS 13.7, which means downgrading to iOS 13 after upgrading to iOS 14 is no longer possible.

Apple routinely stops signing older versions of software updates after new releases come out in order to encourage customers to keep their operating systems up to date.

As of Monday, ‌iOS 14‌ was installed on approximately 26 percent of active iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices, and earlier today, the first jailbreak for ‌iOS 14‌ devices was released. The jailbreak only works with devices that have an A9 chip and earlier because of...

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15:36
Apple Won 63 Patents Today covering an Insanely Detailed A...

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 63 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this particular report we cover and insanely detailed AirPods Pro Case Hinge. Who knew that such a small part of a case would receive so much attention and detail? Apple was also granted a design patent for Apple Pencil and more

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15:25
Hands-On With iOS 14 Widgets, Custom Icons, and Home Scree...

Apple with iOS 14 introduced widgets on the Home Screen, leading to unprecedented levels of customization for the iPhone. Combined with Shortcuts that let you change an app's icon, ‌iOS 14‌ lets you create a whole new look for your ‌Home Screen‌.

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We've been following along with some of the ultra creative alternative Home Screen designs that MacRumors readers have come up with and thought we'd even try to...

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15:02
Apple Wins a Patent for a Future 'AR Experience Shari...

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 63 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this particular report we cover Apple work on a future AR Experience Sharing App that includes games and much, much more.

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12:59
Ben Stiller and Patricia Arquette team up for their second...

This afternoon Apple announced a series order for "High Desert," a new comedic half-hour series to be produced by Apple Studios that will star Academy, Golden Globe and Emmy Award winner Patricia Arquette who will also executive produce.

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10:50
Apple Picks Up 'High Desert' TV Show Starring Pa...

Apple today announced its latest Apple TV+ series, "High Desert," an upcoming half-hour comedy from Ben Stiller and Patricia Arquette.

"High Desert" will follow Peggy (who will be played by Arquette), a former addict who decides to make a new start after the death of her mother, whom she lived with in the desert town of Yucca Valley, California. Peggy decides to make a life-changing decision to become a private investigator.

Along with starring in the series, Arquette will serve as executive producer, while Ben Stiller will direct and serve as an executive producer as well.

"High Desert" is Apple's second TV series created in partnership with Stiller and Arquette following "Severance," which...

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10:43
Apple Updates iWork Apps for iOS With Support for Scribble...

Apple today updated its iWork apps designed for iOS devices, introducing new iOS 14 features and support for Pages, Numbers, and Keynote.

All three of the apps now support the Scribble feature that was introduced in iPadOS 14, allowing Apple Pencil owners to handwrite anywhere in any text field within the iWork apps, with the written text then converted right into typed text.

The new feature will let ‌Apple Pencil‌ users write out Pages documents, Numbers spreadsheets, and Keynote presentations without having to swap over to the keyboard to fill in data.

Apple has also added new editable shapes in each of the apps along with support for the redesigned iOS and ‌iPadOS 14‌ image picker. Full release notes for each app are below:

Pages

  • Use...
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10:21
Linksys Tri-Band Velop Routers Gain HomeKit Support

Linksys today announced that its line of Linksys Velop Tri-Band mesh routers are now compatible with HomeKit, making good on a promise to introduce ‌HomeKit‌ support.

Unfortunately, support is being implemented on a rolling basis. A limited number of Velop Tri-Band users in the U.S. will be able to update their routers to add ‌HomeKit‌ support through a free firmware update made available in the Velop app for iOS and iPadOS.

After the initial launch, a phased rollout will continue to bring ‌HomeKit‌ support to other users in the United States along with those in other countries.

With ‌HomeKit‌ integration, Linksys Velop routers will be able to be managed through the Home app on the iPhone, iPad, and Mac, providing secure access to HomeKit-enabled accessories. There are options to define how each...

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10:08
Apple Releases Eighth Beta of macOS Big Sur to Developers

Apple today seeded the eighth beta of an upcoming macOS Big Sur update to developers for testing purposes, close to a week after releasing the sixth beta and more than two months after the new update was unveiled at the Worldwide Developers Conference.

The macOS Big Sur beta can be downloaded through the Apple Developer Center and once the appropriate profile is installed, subsequent betas will be available through the Software Update mechanism in System Preferences.

macOS Big Sur introduces a refreshed design to the Mac operating system, overhauling the entire look from the curvature of the window corners to the dock icons to the system sounds. Everything feels fresh but familiar, with a lighter and more modern appearance. There's a new customizable Control Center that mirrors the Control Center on iOS devices, putting key system controls right at your fingertips.

The...

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10:06
France Seeks Payback for Apple refusing to Assist their Na...

In May Patently Apple posted a report titled "While France is known for their great wines, more recently they've been better known for their whiny threat and attitude towards Apple." Our report pointed out France's Digital Minister Cedric O lashing out against Apple for not cooperating with their Country's contact-tracing app. The Minister said that "We will remember that," a clear threat. That threat is now materializing.

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09:05
British Carrier Says 5G iPhone Just 'Days Away'...

Apple is on the cusp of launching its first 5G iPhone models, according to Marc Allera, the CEO of British Telecom's consumer brands BT and EE.

"We are just days away from Apple's next major launch, a 5G iPhone, which will be a huge boost for 5G," said Allera, in an internal video presentation shared with the company's employees today. "Teams in all parts of Consumer have been preparing all year to win this launch, and be Europe's number one partner for Apple."

Apple's services chief Eddy Cue made a brief appearance during the video, praising EE for becoming the first carrier to offer smartphone plans bundled with multiple Apple services, including Apple Music, Apple Arcade, and Apple TV+.

While new iPhones are usually announced in September, multiple reports claim that Apple plans to unveil its iPhone 12 lineup in October this year. This timeframe was effectively...

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08:56
Microsoft Announces Outlook for Mac Redesign, Improvements...

Microsoft has today announced plans to bring a new design to its Outlook for Mac app along with several other improvements and features for Outlook on iOS and watchOS.

In preparation for the public release of macOS Big Sur, Microsoft has been testing a new design for Outlook on Mac. The design includes Microsoft's Fluent icons and several design cues from Big Sur such as rounded corners. To make the design more simple, Microsoft's Ribbon interface has been removed. The end product is an amalgam of the design languages of Apple and Microsoft.

Reading and writing emails has been improved with the implementation of a new mail compose UI, single-line views, and an "ignore" feature. Collapsible panels and a compressible message list allow for greater customization of...

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08:31
1Password Introduces New 'Virtual Cards' for Saf...

1Password today announced a new partnership with Privacy.com, allowing users to make safer payments online by creating virtual cards that are unique to each of your online accounts.

1Password users can do this in their browser, and soon the feature will launch as a Safari extension. Each virtual card is locked to a particular merchant, and can only be used for that site or service. This way, if the card details are ever exposed in a data breach, it can't be used elsewhere.

When asked to enter a card number for an account like Netflix or Hulu, 1Password will present an option to create a virtual card instead. The virtual card will funnel payments from an existing credit or debit card, or banking account.

Users can set spending limits, set it as a one-off payment or monthly/yearly payment, and more. The card can be saved in 1Password for...

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08:16
Apple Music, App Store, Apple TV+ and Other Services Are C...

Apple's system status page indicates that a handful of its services are currently down or experiencing issues, including Apple Music, Apple TV+, Apple TV Channels, the App Store, the Mac App Store, the iTunes Store, and more.

The multi-service outage appears to be quite widespread and affects users on multiple devices, including the iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple TV. However, not all users are affected, so your mileage may vary.

Update 9:53 a.m.: Apple says that all issues have been resolved.Tags: system status, Apple Music
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07:50
Deals: Save on Refurbished 16-Inch MacBook Pro Models Toda...

Woot today is offering sales on refurbished models of Apple's 16-inch MacBook Pro, starting at $1,874.99 for the 512GB model, originally priced at $2,399.00. This version of the 16-inch MacBook Pro typically sees discounts to $2,099.00, so Woot's flash sale today is about $200 under that price.

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

Woot also has the 1TB 16-inch MacBook Pro on sale today, available for $2,194.99, down from an original price of $2,799.00. This isn't only $605 below the regular...

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07:48
Apple Wins a Patent for Simplifying the Set-Up and Pairing...

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 63 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this particular report we cover the use of QR Codes to pair devices such as an iPhone to an Apple Watch and to set up a device for the first time quickly.

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07:36
Middle East's STARZPLAY Now Available Through Apple T...

Dubai-based streaming video service STARZPLAY today announced that it is now available through Apple TV Channels.

Starting today, customers in the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Bahrain, Qatar, Lebanon, Jordan, and Egypt can sign up for a seven-day free trial and subscribe directly to STARZPLAY in the Apple TV app for $11 per month. Apple TV Channels content can be streamed on demand or downloaded for offline viewing.

STARZPLAY offers both Hollywood and Arabic movies, TV shows, documentaries, kids' entertainment, and original content. The service features thousands of titles, ranging from the original series "Baghdad Central" to fan favorites like "The Big Bang Theory." The service is a subsidiary of the U.S. network STARZ.

Built into the...

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06:27
Apple's Work on a Cooling System for their Future Mix...

In March 2019 Patently Apple posted a report titled "Apple Invents a Thermal Regulation System for their Head Mounted Display System." Apple's patent noted that a lot of heat is generated within the eye chamber of a head mounted display (HMD) device and that they had created a mini thermal regulation system in order to keep the eye chamber of the headset cooler and more comfortable to the skin for future users. Today Apple was granted a patent for a similar system that has a simplified Airflow system.

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05:53
Deals: Amazon Discounts Apple Watch Series 6 and SE for th...

Amazon today introduced some of the first discounts on the Apple Watch Series 6 and Apple Watch SE, providing up to $15 off select models.

Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with Amazon. 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 40mm GPS Apple Watch Series 6, you can get this model in Silver Aluminum with a White Sport Band for $384.99, down from $399.00. Similarly, the Space Gray Aluminum model is on sale.

$15 OFFApple Watch Series 6 For $384.99

If you're looking for a cellular model, Amazon has the 40mm cellular Apple Watch Series 6 in Space Gray Aluminum with a Black Sport Band for $484.99, down...

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05:30
Apple Devices Rank #1 in PC and Tablet Customer Satisfacti...

Apple's Macs and iPads continue to have the highest satisfaction score among PC and tablet makers in 2020, according to new data shared today by the American Customer Satisfaction Index.

In the 2020 Household Appliance and Electronics Report, Apple earned an ACSI score of 82, a one point drop from the score that it earned in 2019. Apple's satisfaction score beat out Samsung (81), Acer (78), Amazon (78), ASUS (77), Dell (77), HP (77), and others.

The score includes laptops, tablets, and desktop machines, but when splitting them out, Samsung and Apple are tied for customer satisfaction when it comes to tablets, according to the ACSI. Apple and Samsung also dominate laptop rankings, while there are narrower margins for desktop machines.

When it comes to overall customer satisfaction ratings across all manufacturers, desktop PCs,...

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05:19
AppleCare+ Now Available in Norway

AppleCare+ is now available in Norway, according to Apple's Norwegian website. Previously, ‌AppleCare‌ was the only option in Norway for Apple devices. ‌AppleCare‌ essentially only extends the standard warranty on Apple products, but ‌AppleCare‌+ includes two instances of accidental damage with a deductible.

‌AppleCare‌+ is supported on Mac, iPhone, iPad, ‌iPad‌, Apple Displays, iPod, and Headphones in Norway. The Apple TV retains standard ‌AppleCare‌, as has been the case in other regions, and is not eligible for ‌AppleCare‌+. The HomePod does not seem to be supported by either ‌AppleCare‌ plan in Norway at this time.

Apple has recently...

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05:04
Apple Wins a Patent for a Future Version of GarageBand Des...

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 63 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this particular report we cover Apple's patent covering GarageBand entering the Virtual Age. This will be a dream come true for Air Guitarists.

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03:42
First Jailbreak for iOS 14 Limited to Devices With A9(X) C...

The team behind the "Checkra1n" jailbreaking tool for iOS has released version 0.11.0 of its software with support added for iOS 14, but only on a limited number of devices.

checkra1n 0.11.0 is now available, adding support for ‌iOS 14‌ on A9(X) devices and below.

A10 devices and above NOT SUPPORTED YET, read our statement 👇https://t.co/SIjT4PeZEX

— checkra1n (@checkra1n) September 22, 2020

In a statement accompanying the announcement of the software release, the team said that it needed "more time to work around a new security mitigation" added by Apple before it could support jailbreaking ‌iOS 14‌ on newer devices.
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03:42
Apple Wins a Patent for a future iPhone with Under Water I...

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 63 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this particular report we cover Apple's win for an iPhone that could take photos underwater. While the iPhone has been able to work under 6 feet of water, Apple is now talking about a whole different level that could make this capable of being used for scuba diving.

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01:36
Apple CEO tells the 'Atlantic' that physically w...

Apple's CEO Tim Cook said that he’s been very impressed by employees’ ability to operate remotely and predicted that some new work habits will remain after the pandemic. However, Cook added that ...

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Monday September 21

17:48
Apple CEO Tim Cook Talks Antitrust Investigation, Trump Re...

Apple CEO Tim Cook this evening spoke at The Atlantic Festival where he discussed privacy, antitrust issues, remote work, and his relationship with United States President Donald Trump.

Cook's interview starts at about 15 minutes into the video

On the topic of the ongoing U.S. antitrust investigation into Apple, Google, Facebook, and Amazon, Cook said that "big companies deserve scrutiny," something that's "fair but important" for the American government. He said he has "no issue" with Apple being investigated, and that he hopes people will ultimately hear Apple's story and come to see that the company is not a monopoly.I think that big companies deserve scrutiny. And I think that's not only fair but important for the system that we have in America. And so I have no issue at all in Apple being put underneath the microscope and people...

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16:39
AT&T's CEO Oddly Downplays 5G iPhones as not for...

"Forever and a day" Apple fans have been pumped about getting their hands on the next-generation iPhones, and this year is no exception when you look at the sheer amount of rumors that jam through the Apple blogsphere every week. However, this year could be a little different, according to AT&T's CEO as the 5G iPhone ....

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15:32
Microsoft is set to acquire Bethesda Studios to Boost Xbox...

Tis the season to be thinking about a new game consoles and video games and so today Microsoft announced that they have entered into an agreement to acquire ZeniMax Media, parent of Bethesda Studios. In the second half of our report we cover a recently discovered Microsoft patent filing for a future Surface Pen with smart-fabrics

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15:26
PSA: New Apple Watch Owners Have to Return Entire Device f...

With the Apple Watch Series 6, Apple introduced two new band options, the Solo Loop and the Braided Solo Loop. These new bands are unique because they have no clasps, buckles, or other fasteners, and instead use a stretch design to allow them to pull onto the wrist over the hand.

Because these bands are not adjustable, Apple sells each one in nine different sizes to make sure each person gets a snug fit. To get the right sizing, Apple offers a printable tool [PDF] and also measurement comparisons so you can estimate size, but as it turns out, that sizing isn't always accurate and Apple's returns for ill-fitting bands ordered with one of the new Apple Watches are a hassle.

Customers who chose a Solo Loop or a Braided Solo Loop along with an Apple Watch Series 6 or SE and have a poor fit can't just...

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15:26
PSA: New Apple Watch Owners Have to Return Entire Device f...

With the Apple Watch Series 6, Apple introduced two new band options, the Solo Loop and the Braided Solo Loop. These new bands are unique because they have no clasps, buckles, or other fasteners, and instead use a stretch design to allow them to pull onto the wrist over the hand.

Because these bands are not adjustable, Apple sells each one in nine different sizes to make sure each person gets a snug fit. To get the right sizing, Apple offers a printable tool [PDF] and also measurement comparisons so you can estimate size, but as it turns out, that sizing isn't always accurate and Apple's returns for ill-fitting bands ordered with one of the new Apple Watches are a hassle.

Customers who chose a Solo Loop or a Braided Solo Loop along with an Apple Watch Series 6 or SE and have a poor fit can't just...

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12:17
Gmail Now Able to Be Set as Default Mail App on iPhone and...

Apple in iOS and iPadOS 14 is allowing third-party apps to be set as alternatives to the default browser apps on the iPhone and the iPad, and now one of the most popular third-party email apps, Gmail, can be set as the default email app on your iOS devices.

With the latest Gmail for iOS update available in the App Store as of today, Gmail can serve as a replacement for the Mail app.

You can set Gmail as the default email app on your ‌iPhone‌ or ‌iPad‌ by downloading it from the ‌App Store‌, opening up the Settings app, scrolling down to Gmail in the apps list and then tapping on Default Mail App.

Google previously updated Chrome with the default browser function so it can be set to replace Safari on the ‌iPhone‌ and ‌iPad‌. Those who prefer...

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12:08
iFixit Apple Watch Series 6 Teardown Finds Larger Battery...

iFixit today did one of its traditional teardowns on the new Apple Watch Series 6 with GPS and LTE, which became available for purchase last Friday. While the new Series 6 models look quite similar to the Series 5 models externally, it turns out there are quite a few internal tweaks and modifications to support new features like Blood Oxygen Monitoring.

The new Apple Watch models open up like a book much like the iPhone rather than from the top down like prior Apple Watch models. Since Force Touch has been removed, there is no Force Touch gasket component, which makes it easier to tear into the new Apple Watch models. iFixit also found fewer cables for a more streamlined design that offers easier repairs.

Apple is using a 1.17Wh battery in the 44mm Apple Watch...

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11:26
MacRumors Exclusive: Anker Offering Up to 35% Off USB-C Hu...

MacRumors and Anker have partnered up this month to offer our readers new discounts on useful products like USB-C charging accessories compatible with a MacBook Pro or the new iPad Air, and portable batteries perfect for charging up an iPhone, Apple Watch, or iPad. All of the devices in this sale can be found on Amazon.

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You can find the full list of discounted accessories below. To see the sale prices, add the Anker products you want to your cart, then enter the relevant coupon codes during the checkout screen on Amazon. These discount codes will be live from today through Friday, September 25.

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10:34
Apple Releases First Public Betas of iOS 14.2 and iPadOS 1...

Apple today seeded the first public betas of upcoming iOS 14.2 and iPadOS 14.2 updates to its public beta testing group, a few days after seeding the first betas to developers and a little less than a week after releasing the iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 updates.

Public beta testers who have signed up for Apple's beta testing program can download the iOS and iPadOS‌ 14.2 updates over the air after installing the proper certificate from the Public Beta website on an iOS device.

iOS 14.2 introduces a new Music Recognition control for the Control Center, deepening the integration of the Apple-owned Shazam app in the iOS operating system. Music Recognition lets you discover music playing around you and it can recognize music playing...

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10:05
AT&T Already Working on 6G, Says 5G iPhones Might Not...

Apple's upcoming launch of 5G iPhones might not be a "massive event" due to economic uncertainty amid the global health crisis, AT&T Communications CEO Jeff McElfresh said in a paywalled interview published by CNBC.

"I do believe that you will see many of the iPhone subscribers move to upgrade to the device," said McElfresh. "But I wouldn't forecast that it's going to be a massive event. I also don't think it's going to be a nonevent. I think customers, based on the pressures of the economy that we're all facing today, will make a calculated decision as to what they want to do. And we're going to be there to offer them any device that Apple launches here shortly."

McElfresh added that AT&T already has engineers working on next-generation 6G networking, noting that it will take...

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09:06
iOS 14 Adoption Surpasses 25% Across iPhone and iPad Five...

Five days after Apple released iOS 14, adoption of the software update has reached approximately 26 percent of active iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices, according to mobile analytics company Mixpanel. This includes iPadOS 14.

iOS 14 adoption appears to be outpacing iOS 13, which was installed on approximately 20 percent of active devices one week after its release last year, according to Mixpanel. Home Screen widgets have proven especially popular so far, perhaps compelling more users to update, while other features like picture-in-picture videos and the ability to set third-party browser and email apps as default have also been well received.

Mixpanel measures iOS adoption based on visits to websites and apps that use its mobile analytics SDKs, so...

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