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Friday June 2

Last Night Apple TV+ Hosted the World Premier of the Thril...

Last night at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Apple TV+ hosted the world premiere of the gripping new thriller, “The Crowded Room.”

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Apple Invents a new Shock-Resistant Taptic Engine enclosur...

Today the US Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that relates to updating the haptic / Taptic engine enclosure so as to further protect it during a drop event that could cause the engine and its features to malfunction.

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What to Expect From WWDC 2023: AR/VR Headset, 15-Inch MacB...

The 34th annual Worldwide Developers conference is less than a week away, and it's going to feature one of the most exciting keynote events that we've had in recent years.

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Apple is expected to introduce its first new wearable since the launch of the Apple Watch, plus there are new Macs coming and notable features for iOS 17 and watchOS 10. This guide highlights everything rumored to be coming at WWDC 2023.


We don't always get hardware at WWDC, and in fact, the event usually focuses on software. Every once in awhile, though, Apple has a new product to show off that's timed well for a June launch, and that's the case this year....

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Sketchy Rumor Claims Apple Headset Will Be Available in Si...

Apple's rumored AR/VR headset will be available in six colors, according to a sketchy rumor shared by Twitter account @billbil_kun, which accurately leaked a spec sheet for Samsung's Galaxy S23 Ultra before that device was announced earlier this year.

Apple headset concept by designer Marcus Kane

In a blog post today on French deals website Dealabs, spotted by iPhoneAddict, the anonymous leaker claimed that Apple's headset will be available in black, blue, gray, green, pink, and a sixth undisclosed color. They also claimed that the headset will have at least two...

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Apple Shares 'Beyond WWDC' Events for Developers...

Apple has invited some developers to watch the WWDC keynote event at Apple Park in Cupertino, California, but for those who are unable to attend, Apple has highlighted a range of "Beyond WWDC" events that are happening next week. These events are designed for developers who want to meet up for learning, networking, and more.

There are WWDC-themed events taking place worldwide, including online. A number of watch parties are happening, for example, in places like Copenhagen, Helsinki, Tokyo, and Istanbul, along with a number of WWDC meetups.

Developers who are interested can find a list of activities to partake in through Apple's developer website.

To get developers and customers in the mood for a fresh wave of announcements, Apple has also shared a...

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A Major Tectonic Shift away from Arm to RISC-V may be in t...

In September 2021, Patently Apple posted a report titled "Apple is Reportedly Designing Various Embedded Subsystems across all Operating Systems using RISC-V." Today we're learning that there could be a major tectonic shift in the industry away from the Arm architecture to RISC-V by major players such as Qualcomm, Samsung, Nvidia and others that could include Apple.

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Gurman: iOS 17 Wallet App May Show Additional Credit Card...

Starting with iOS 17, the Wallet app on iPhone may be able to show balances for a wider range of credit cards set up with Apple Pay, according to a report today from Bloomberg's Mark Gurman. Currently, only the Apple Card's balance can be viewed in the app.

"The Wallet app will get an upgrade as the company pushes deeper into financial services," wrote Gurman. "That could include the app tying deeper into third-party credit cards to show balance information, mirroring the experience of the Apple Card."

Like many other financial-related features, it is possible that the expanded credit card balance feature would only be available in the U.S. at launch.

Gurman revealed this potential new Wallet app functionality as part of a broader...

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The MacRumors Show: WWDC 2023 Final Expectations

Amid rumors that this year's WWDC keynote could be one of the longest ever Apple events to introduce a series of new hardware products and major software updates, on the this week's episode of The MacRumors Show, we discuss everything we're expecting to see.

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During its WWDC keynote on Monday, Apple is likely to preview a series of major updates for its operating systems, including watchOS 10, iOS 17, iPadOS 17, and macOS 14. The company is also...

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Deals: Sonos Takes Up to 25% Off Speakers and Sound Bars i...

Sonos today kicked off a big sale that has up to 25 percent off select products through June 18. It's been four months since we tracked a sale on new Sonos devices, so if you've been waiting to buy a speaker or sound bar this month is definitely the time to shop on Sonos.

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All discounts in the new sale have been applied automatically, so you won't need any coupon codes in order to see the sale prices. The sale includes savings on speakers, portable Bluetooth speakers, sound bars, subwoofers, and more. We've collected a few of the best deals below, but be sure to visit the Sonos website to see the full sale.

UP TO 25% OFFSonos SaleSpeakers

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Apple's AR/VR Headset Expected to Enter Mass Producti...

Apple's long-rumored AR/VR headset will enter mass production in October and launch by December, according to investment firm Morgan Stanley. Apple is still expected to unveil the headset at WWDC next week, and provide developers with tools to create apps for the device, which is expected to have its own App Store.

Apple headset concept by designer Marcus Kane

"While we expect Apple's AR/VR headset to be unveiled next week, our supply chain checks suggest mass production won't start until October '23, with general availability most likely ahead of the December holidays," said Erik Woodring, an Apple analyst at Morgan Stanley, in a research note obtained by MacRumors.

Apple's supply chain is preparing to assemble only 300,000 to 500,000 headsets in 2023, according to Woodring. As widely rumored, he believes the headset will have a starting price of around $3,000, and he expects gross margins...

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Apple Now Seeking Generative AI Engineers for AR/VR Applic...

Apple is calling on experts with backgrounds in generative AI to work with the company's "most advanced technologies," including augmented and virtual reality, according to new job listings posted by the company.

One new listing posted on Apple's jobs website, highlighted by Bloomberg's Mark Gurman, seeks a software engineer in Cupertino to work on machine learning models to build apps related to augmented and virtual reality.

AI represents a huge opportunity to elevate Apple's products and experiences for billions of people globally. Apple's Learning Technology Group is looking for Machine-Learning engineers with a background and/or interest in Conversational and Generative AI! You will be leveraging innovative models to build applications on top of Apple's most advanced technologies, while developing your...

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New Mac Studio Likely to Be Introduced at WWDC

Bloomberg's Mark Gurman has confirmed that Apple is nearing the introduction of what appears to be a refreshed Mac Studio model, suggesting that it could be announced at WWDC next week.

On Twitter, Gurman explained that the new Mac in question is codenamed "J475." The current ‌Mac Studio‌ is codenamed "J375," suggesting that the new machine is indeed a next-generation ‌Mac Studio‌ model.

Can confirm Apple is nearing the introduction of a new Mac codenamed J475. What’s the codename of the current Mac Studio? J375.

— Mark Gurman (@markgurman) June 1, 2023

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Thursday June 1

Popular Cat Adventure Game 'Stray' Coming to the...

"Stray," an adventure game that lets players take on the role of a cat, will soon be available on the Mac. Introduced in 2022, Stray has previously been limited to Windows machines and PlayStation consoles.

In Stray, a stray cat finds himself stuck in a walled city filled with robots and mutant bacteria. The cat must make his way back up to the surface with the help of B-12, his drone companion.

Stray offers third-person gameplay and it requires players to solve puzzles, bypass obstacles, and complete quests while avoiding monsters like Zurks (evil bacteria) and Sentinels (security bots). Much of the game is platform-based, involving climbing up various obstacles and interacting with the environment to open up new pathways. There are cat behaviors too, of course, such as sneaking, sleeping, meowing, and nuzzling up to NPCs to get pets.

On the Mac, Stray will take advantage of MetalFX Upscaling for accelerated graphics performance with high quality visuals, and...

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PSA: If You Run Windows, Make Sure to Update iTunes to Fix...

Windows users will want to make sure that they are running the latest version of iTunes, iTunes 12.12.9, in order to gain protection from a recently uncovered security vulnerability.

Apple released iTunes 12.12.9 on May 23, and it fixes an issue that could allow malicious apps to gain elevated privileges to install malware on a Windows machine. While the vulnerability was addressed last week, Synopsys, the security company that discovered the problem, today shared some details on how it worked.

iTunes had a privileged folder with weak access control, allowing a malicious person to redirect the folder creation to the Windows system directory, which could then be used to obtain a higher-privileged system shell.The iTunes application creates a folder, SC Info, in the C:\ProgramData\Apple Computer\iTunes...

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Targus Debuts Backpack With Find My Integration

Targus today announced the launch of the Cypress Hero Backpack with built-in Find My integration that works with the ‌Find My‌ app on Apple devices.

Priced at $150, Targus says that the backpack combines eco-friendly materials, laptop protection, and a built-in location feature to keep tech items safe. The backpack can be tracked through the Items tab in the ‌Find My‌ app, right alongside AirTags and other trackers.

There is a padded laptop compartment that fits laptops up to 15.6 inches in size, a main compartment for files and gear, a smaller pocket for...

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Apple Planning 53 New or Revamped Apple Store Locations Th...

Apple is planning to expand on its Apple Store efforts, introducing a number of new retail locations worldwide and overhauling several stores in the United States, reports Bloomberg.

There are 15 new stores coming to the Asia-Pacific region, five stores coming to Europe and the Middle East, and four stores coming to the U.S. and Canada. Another 28 stores in Asia, Europe, and North America will be revamped or relocated, with Apple working on the updates through 2027.

Three of the Asia-Pacific stores will be in India, one will be in Malaysia, two will be in South Korea, and one will be at the Jing'an Temple Plaza in Shanghai, with Apple also planning to overhaul its Shinsaibashi store in Osaka, Japan. In Europe, Apple plans to upgrade its Paris Opéra location and open...

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Apple Says Original 12-Inch MacBook Will Be Obsolete at En...

Apple plans to add the original 12-inch MacBook to its obsolete products list on June 30, according to an internal memo obtained by MacRumors. Once classified as obsolete, the laptop will no longer be eligible for repairs or service at Apple Stores and Apple Authorized Service Providers, as parts will no longer be available.

Apple classifies a product as technologically obsolete once more than seven years have passed since the company stopped distributing it for sale. The original 12-inch MacBook was discontinued in April 2016 upon the release of a second-generation model with improved specs, so the laptop recently crossed that seven-year mark.

Introduced in March 2015, the 12-inch MacBook featured a thin and light design that weighed just two pounds, and it was also Apple's first fanless notebook. Pricing started at $1,299, with the original model's standard specs including a 1.1GHz...

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Apple Releases Second Public Beta of macOS Ventura 13.5

Apple today released the second beta of macOS Ventura 13.5 to its public beta testing group, allowing the general public to try out the software ahead of its official launch. The ‌macOS Ventura‌ 13.5 public beta comes a few days after Apple provided the second beta to developers.

Public beta testers can download the macOS 13.5 Ventura update from the Software Update section of the System Preferences app after installing the proper profile from Apple's beta software website.

There is no word as of yet on what's included in ‌macOS Ventura‌ 13.5, and no notable new features were found in the developer betas.

We're expecting to see Apple unveil macOS 14 in just two weeks at WWDC, and macOS 13.5 should be one of the last updates to Ventura that will tide users over until the public release of macOS 14 later this year.Related Roundup:...

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Apple Releases Second Public Betas of iOS 16.6 and iPadOS...

Apple today seeded the second betas of upcoming iOS 16.6 and iPadOS 16.6 updates to public beta testers, allowing non-developers to test out the software head of its official launch. The public betas come just a day after Apple provided the second betas to developers.

Those who have signed up their accounts for Apple's free beta testing program can enable the beta by opening up the Settings app, going to General, selecting Software Update, tapping on Beta Updates, and selecting the iOS 16 Public Beta option.

iOS 16.6 seems to be a relatively minor update, although Apple does appear to be laying the groundwork for the launch of the previously announced iMessage Contact Key Verification feature.

Development on ‌iOS 16‌ is slowing down as Apple prepares for the unveiling of...

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Apple Savings Users Complain of Delays Withdrawing Money

Apple Card customers who have opted to create a high-yield Apple Savings account through Goldman Sachs have been experiencing issues attempting to withdraw their money, according to a report from The Wall Street Journal.

Multiple customers who transferred thousands of dollars to the Apple Savings account have had to wait weeks for money transfers in some cases, and some customers have also had money disappear. Kevin Smyth from Minnesota, for example, attempted to transfer $10,000 from his Apple account to U.S. Bank in mid-May, but Goldman Sachs would not complete the transfer.

Customer representatives suggested he contact U.S. Bank, but U.S. Bank said there was no incoming transaction. Later, he was told that Goldman Sachs had placed his account under a security...

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Apple Pay Promo Offers Users Free McDonald's McChicke...

Apple's latest Apple Pay promotion will see the company partnering with McDonald's to offer users a free McChicken sandwich when Apple Cash is used for a purchase.

To get the free McChicken, iPhone users will need to spend $1 or more in Apple Cash through ‌Apple Pay‌ in the McDonald's app. The promotion is available from now through June 7.

Apple Cash can be earned from using the Apple Card cash back feature, or it can be added to the ‌iPhone‌ with a debit card. Apple Cash can also be sent to friends and family members through the Messages app. Tag: Apple Pay Promo
This article, "Apple Pay Promo Offers Users Free McDonald's McChicken" first appeared on...

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Meta Announces Quest 3 Ahead of Apple's Rumored AR/VR...

Facebook parent company Meta today announced the Quest 3, its next-generation mixed reality headset launching later this year. The announcement comes just days ahead of WWDC, where Apple is expected to unveil its own long-awaited AR/VR headset.

Meta said the Quest 3 features a 40% slimmer and more comfortable design, a higher-resolution display, and up to twice the graphics performance as the Quest 2, released in 2020. The headset will start at $499.99 with 128GB of storage, and Meta will also be lowering the starting price of the Quest 2 back to $299.99 on June 4. The company plans to share more details about the Quest 3 during its Meta Connect event on September 27.

Apple's headset is rumored to cost around $3,000, so the Quest 3 could be significantly cheaper. Meta also said the Quest 3 has an all-in-one design, whereas Apple's headset will reportedly include an external battery pack...

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Deals: Verizon Discounts AirTag 4-Pack to $79.99 ($19 Off)

Apple's AirTag 4-Pack has dropped to $79.99 today on Verizon, down from $99.00. Anyone can take advantage of this deal on Verizon, even if you don't have a Verizon cellular plan. The retailer offers free two-day shipping and also has same-day pick-up options.

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This is the best price we've seen on the AirTag 4-Pack so far in 2023, and right now only Verizon has the sale. We aren't currently tracking any deals on the AirTag 1-Pack.

$19 OFFAirTag 4-Pack for $79.99

In addition to the AirTag sale, Verizon is hosting an ...

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Meta Officially Launched their new Wireless Quest 3 VR/MR...

Mark Zuckerberg just announced Meta Quest 3, their next-generation virtual and mixed reality headset, which is set to launch later this year.

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Apple Shares Latest iOS 16 Usage Statistics for iPhone Ahe...

Apple today published its latest iOS 16 and iPadOS 16 adoption statistics, as measured by devices that transacted on the App Store on May 30. The numbers come just days ahead of WWDC, where Apple is expected to announce iOS 17.

Most importantly, Apple says 81% of all active iPhones are now running iOS 16, up from 72% in February. 13% of active iPhones are still running iOS 15, and 6% are running an even older iOS version, according to the data. iOS 16 was released to the public in September and is compatible with the iPhone 8 and newer.

Apple adds that 71% of all active iPads are now running iPadOS 16, up from 50% in February.

Around the same time last year, Apple revealed that 82% of all active iPhones were running iOS 15, so the...

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Apple Continues their work on introducing Face ID under th...

Today the US Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that relates to eliminating the iPhone's notch and repositioning the TrueDepth camera system behind the iPhone's display. This is a future iPhone feature that most Apple fans can't wait to see unfold. A recent fan on Twitter wrote to me saying: "I've always dreamed of an iPhone with an edge - to - edge screen without the notch! I really hope that by 2027 this will happen!" Well, today an Apple patent goes to demonstrate that Apple's engineers are continuing to work on this feature that we all want to see come to the iPhone as soon as possible and hopefully well before 2027. 

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'No Man's Sky' for Mac Now Available,...

The action-adventure survival game "No Man's Sky" is now available for the Mac on Steam, with "another surprise" from studio Hello Games to follow in the "near future."

At WWDC last year, Apple announced that No Man's Sky would be available for the iPad and Mac would by the end of 2022. Hello Games missed that deadline and the game is finally available for the Mac as of today. Hello Games founder Sean Murray teased two upcoming Apple-related announcements earlier this week. Today, Murray seemingly confirmed that the launch for Mac is one of the two teased announcements, meaning another is soon to follow.

We've got a little something just about to drop, and then another surprise in the VERY near future.

The roadmap for the coming year is busy, lots to look forward to 🙏

— Sean Murray (@NoMansSky)...

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A Future Apple Watch and XR Headset will allow a user to S...

Today the US Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that relates to computer systems that provide computer-generated experiences, including, but not limited to, electronic devices that provide virtual reality and mixed reality experiences via a display. In one strange example, Apple illustrates a future version of Apple Watch that will allow a user to take a Face ID image of themselves using the sensors on the back of the Apple Watch that could be used in mixed reality environments. The images captured by Apple Watch and Apple's XR Headset in the initial set-up stage is done to configure a 2D or 3D virtual representation, a (2D or 3D) avatar) of the user.

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Russia claims that a U.S. National Security Agency plot to...

Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB) said earlier today that it had uncovered a U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) plot using Apple iPhones

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Polestar 2 Software Update Brings Wave of New Apple CarPla...

Swedish automaker Polestar today announced that it is releasing a software update to all existing Polestar 2 vehicles to add new Apple CarPlay features, including full-screen Apple Maps in the driver display.

Polestar appears to be the second automaker to support display of ‌Apple Maps‌ and navigation information projected from ‌CarPlay‌ in the drivers display. BMW was the first automaker to include the extended CarPlay feature in its Polestar 2 rival, the BMW i4, in 2021.

Some vehicles with Apple ‌CarPlay‌ already feature limited...

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Ahead of WWDC23, Apple is Testing new High-End Macs with M...

Last night a new report claims that Apple is testing a pair of new high-end Macs and their accompanying processors ahead of its Worldwide Developers Conference next week, suggesting that it’s nearing the release of professional-focused desktop computers.

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Apple Experimented with a 1-Hour E-Commerce Show on Alibab...

Apple held it's first ecommerce broadcast in China last night on Alibaba's Tmall.

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Wednesday May 31

New Desktop Macs With M2 Ultra and M2 Max Chips Could See...

Apple is testing two desktop Macs that are equipped with M2 Max and ‌M2‌ Ultra chips, according to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman. The ‌M2‌ Max chip first came out in January with the launch of the 2023 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models, but the ‌M2‌ Ultra chip is new and would succeed the M1 Ultra chip that Apple uses in the Mac Studio.

Gurman does not know which specific Macs will feature the chips, but the machines are labeled as "Mac 14,13" and "Mac 14,14" internally. Previous rumors have suggested that the revamped Apple silicon Mac Pro could include the ‌M2‌ Ultra chip, the ‌Mac Pro‌ that Apple is developing is...

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How to Watch Apple's WWDC 2023 Keynote on June 5

The 2023 Worldwide Developers Conference will take place the week of June 5 to June 9, and like the last three years, it will be an online event, although select developers and students will be invited to Apple Park. To kick things off, Apple holds a keynote event on the Monday to introduce new hardware and software, which is what makes it of interest to the general public.

During the keynote event on Monday, June 5, Apple is expected to unveil new versions of iOS, iPadOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS. The company is also likely to reveal its long-awaited AR/VR mixed reality headset, as well as a new 15-inch MacBook Air, and possibly more besides.

You can watch the WWDC 2023 keynote event using one of the methods outlined below. The live stream is set to start at 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time from ‌Apple...

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Apple Releases Safari Technology Preview 171 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 171 includes bug fixes and performance improvements for Web Inspector, CSS, CSS Counter Styles, Web Animations, Rendering, JavaScript, Popover, Web API, Media, Accessibility, and SVG.

The current ‌Safari Technology Preview‌ release is version 16.4 and is compatible with machines running macOS Ventura and macOS Monterey 12.3 or later.

The ‌Safari Technology Preview‌ update is available through the...

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VR Rhythm Game 'Beat Saber' Could Be Available f...

Popular virtual reality rhythm game Beat Saber could be one title that Apple is planning to promote for its upcoming AR/VR headset, according to a tweet shared by Beat Games co-founder Jaroslav Beck.

Beck today shared a tweet about June 5th, saying that the date would be "🍿🕶️," which seems to hint that a version of Beat Saber for the Apple AR/VR headset could perhaps be part of Apple's presentation. Beat Saber for Apple's platform is just speculation at this point, but Beck does not regularly tweet about Apple, and would seemingly have no reason to comment on the event.

June 5th is going to be🍿🕶️

— Jaroslav Beck (@JaroslavBeck) May 30, 2023

Rumors have suggested that Apple is already working with...

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Building up to WWDC23, Apple reveals that App Store Develo...

This afternoon Apple announced the App Store ecosystem facilitated $1.1 trillion in developer billings and sales in 2022, building on developers’ track record of strong, resilient growth, an independent study by economists from Analysis Group found.

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Popular Reddit App Apollo Would Need to Pay $20 Million Pe...

Popular Reddit app Apollo might not be able to operate as is in the future due to planned API pricing that Reddit is implementing.

Apollo developer Christian Selig was today told that Reddit plans to charge $12,000 for 50 million API requests. Last month, Apollo made seven billion requests, which would mean Selig would need to pay $1.7 million per month or $20 million per year to Reddit to keep the app running.

Just got off a call with Reddit about the API and new pricing. Bad news unless I come up with 20 million dollars (not joking). Appreciate boosts.

— Christian Selig (@ChristianSelig) May 31, 2023

The average Apollo user uses 344 requests per day, which...

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Apple TV+ Reveals that the series 'Lessons in Chemist...

This morning Apple TV+ has made two announcements. The first is that its upcoming limited drama series "Lessons in Chemistry," starring and executive produced by Academy Award winner Brie Larson (“Captain Marvel,” “Room”), will make its highly anticipated debut in October. The second was a new teaser ad showing the great content coming later this year.

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Apple Seeds Second Beta of macOS Ventura 13.5 to Developer...

Apple today seeded the second beta of macOS Ventura 13.5 to developers for testing purposes, with the beta introduced two weeks after the release of the first beta.

Registered developers can download the beta through the Apple Developer Center and after the appropriate profile is installed, with the betas available through the Software Update mechanism in System Settings.

No notable features were found in the first beta of macOS 13.5, so it's not yet clear what's included in the update. iOS 16.6 lays the groundwork for iMessage Contact Key Verification, so if that feature ultimately launches in the iOS 16.6 update, iMessage Contact Key Verification will also be included in ‌macOS Ventura‌ 13.5 as it is a cross-platform setting.

With macOS 14 set to be unveiled at WWDC on June 5, Apple's work on macOS 13 will soon be wrapping...

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Apple Seeds Second Betas of iOS 16.6 and iPadOS 16.6 to De...

Apple today seeded the second betas of upcoming iOS 16.6 and iPadOS 16.6 updates to developers for testing purposes, with the software coming two weeks after the release of the first betas.

Registered developers can opt in to the betas by opening up the Settings app, going to Software Update, tapping on the “Beta Updates” option and toggling on the iOS 16 Developer Beta. Note that an Apple ID associated with a developer account is required to download and install the beta.

iOS 16.6 and iPadOS 16.6 lay the groundwork for iMessage Contact Key Verification. It is meant to let Apple device owners verify that they are messaging with the people they intend to message rather than a malicious entity that...

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Apple Seeds Second Beta of watchOS 9.6 to Developers

Apple today seeded the second beta of an upcoming watchOS 9.6 update to developers for testing purposes, with the software update coming two weeks after the release of the first beta.

To install the watchOS 9.6 update, developers will need to download the configuration profile from the Apple Developer Center.

Once installed, ‌watchOS 9.6 can be downloaded through the dedicated Apple Watch app on the iPhone by going to General > Software update. To update to new software, an Apple Watch needs to have 50 percent battery life, it has to be placed on the charger, and it will need to be in range of the ‌‌iPhone‌‌ it is paired with.

It is not yet known if there are new features in the watchOS 9.6 update, but we did not find anything in the first beta. This is expected to be one of the final updates to the...

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Apple Seeds Second Beta of tvOS 16.6 to Developers

Apple today seeded the second beta of an upcoming tvOS 16.6 update to developers for testing purposes, with the beta coming two weeks after the release of the first beta.

Registered developers are able to download the tvOS 16.6 update by downloading a profile on the Apple TV using Xcode.

tvOS updates are usually minor, focusing on internal bug fixes and improvements rather than notable outward-facing changes. There is no word as of yet what's included in the tvOS 16.6 update, but we'll update this article if we find anything new.

Apple shares some information on tvOS releases in its tvOS support document, which is updated after each tvOS launch.

Though we don't often know what's new in tvOS during the beta testing process, we let MacRumors readers know when...

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Apple-Funded Study Suggests App Store Ecosystem Facilitate...

The App Store was responsible for an estimated $1.1 trillion in developer billings and sales in 2022, according to an Apple-sponsored study conducted by economists from Analysis Group. Apple shared the results of the study today as part of an ongoing effort to highlight the benefits of the ‌App Store‌ and the successes of developers who use the Apple platform.

A total of $910 billion of the $1.1 trillion estimate comes from the sales of physical goods and services that happened outside of the ‌App Store‌, while $109 billion was from in-app advertising, and $104 billion was from digital goods and services. The estimate includes sales from businesses of all sizes, large and small, and for the physical goods and...

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After Nvidia announced their soaring financial forecast, H...

HP Inc. CEO Enrique Lores says consumers and businesses are poised to see big changes to their computers within 24 months due to new advances in artificial intelligence and announced they're working on a new AI architecture for enterprise and consumer PC with Nvidia and others including ...

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Apple's Unusual Headset Design Has Led to Unprecedent...

Apple's mixed-reality headset will reportedly be the most complicated hardware product ever made by the company, sporting an unusual design that has proven to be an unprecedented challenging to manufacture, The Information reports.

Apple headset concept by Marcus Kane

The headset apparently features an "unconventional curved design, thinness, and ultralight weight." Several renders seen by The Information "show a piece of curved glass with edges wrapped in a smooth aluminum frame that appears to be slightly thicker than an iPhone." The thin profile requires users who wear glasses to buy prescription lenses that magnetically clip into the headset.

Apple had to develop a first-of-its-kind "bent...

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New MacBook Air Expected at WWDC Next Week With These Feat...

Apple plans to announce a new MacBook Air with a larger 15-inch display at WWDC next week, according to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman. The annual developers conference begins with Apple's keynote on Monday, June 5 at 10 a.m. Pacific Time.

While we wait for the new MacBook Air to be announced, we have recapped five new features that have been rumored or are likely for the laptop.

15-Inch Display

The new MacBook Air will be equipped with a larger 15.5-inch display, according to reliable display industry analyst Ross Young. The current MacBook Air has a 13.6-inch display, and the laptop was offered in an 11-inch size many years ago.

While a new...

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Samsung Signs the First Round of Contracts for OLED equipm...

In January we reported that Apple signed contracts with Samsung and LG for OLED displays for 2024 iPads and MacBooks. Today we're learning that Samsung has signed their first round of contracts ...

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Deals: Apple Studio Display With Standard Glass Drops to $...

Following a few deals on the nano-texture glass version of the Apple Studio Display last month, today Amazon has the standard glass option of the display for $1,349.99, down from $1,599.00. Amazon provides an estimated June 6 date for deliveries to most United States residences.

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.

This deal is offering a second-best price on the standard glass version of the Apple Studio Display, and it's only available with the basic tilt-adjustable stand option. As of writing, we aren't tracking any notable discounts on the nano-texture glass Apple Studio Display.

$249 OFFApple Studio Display (Standard...

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Apple Says Thunderbolt Display and Original iPad Air Now O...

Apple today added the Thunderbolt Display and the first-generation iPad Air to its obsolete products list, meaning the devices are no longer eligible for repairs or other hardware service at Apple Stores or Apple Authorized Service Providers.

Apple classifies a product as obsolete once more than seven years have passed since the company stopped distributing it for sale. Apple discontinues all hardware service for obsolete products, and service providers cannot order parts for obsolete products. Both the Thunderbolt Display and the original iPad Air were discontinued in 2016.

Introduced in 2011, the Thunderbolt Display featured a 27-inch screen with 1440p resolution, a 720p camera, three USB 2.0 ports, a FireWire 800 port, a Gigabit Ethernet port, and a Thunderbolt port. Priced at $999, the Thunderbolt Display was the last Apple-branded monitor until the Pro Display XDR launched in 2019.

The original iPad...

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In Q1-23, Apple's iPhone Models dominated the Top 4 S...

On April 18, Patently Apple posted a report titled Worldwide Smartphone Shipments for Q1 2023 have Apple and Samsung in a statistical tie in Market Share, a leap for Apple from a year ago." Today we present a chart illustrating the top smartphones globally in Q1 with Apple's clear dominance clobbering Samsung

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Apple Teases Dawn of a 'New Era' and Coding...

Apple is overtly teasing the start of "a new era" and the ability to "code new worlds" at WWDC this year, building anticipation around the widely expected announcement of its mixed-reality headset.

A tweet shared by Apple earlier today made the "new era" remark, seemingly leaning into the high expectations surrounding next week's WWDC keynote. The launch of a major new device and operating system, something that has not occurred since the debut of the original Apple Watch in September 2014, would certainly seem to justify the start of a new era for the company.

A new era begins. Join us for #WWDC23 on June 5 at 10 a.m. PT.

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Gurman: 'Several New Macs' to Be Announced in...

Apple will focus on three main topics during its WWDC keynote next week, including "several new Macs," composing one of the company's longest-ever events, Bloomberg's Mark Gurman today said.

In a tweet shared earlier today, Gurman said that this year's WWDC keynote will focus on the announcement of "several" new Mac models, Apple's mixed-reality headset, and a range of significant OS updates. An all-new 15-inch MacBook Air model is the only Mac firmly pinned down by rumors for announcement at the event, so it is unclear what other Mac models could be on the table.

Last week, Gurman...

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Tuesday May 30

Apple's WWDC 2023 Hashflag Now Live on Twitter Ahead...

Apple is continuing to prepare for the 2023 Worldwide Developers Conference, with the official hashflag for the event rolling out as of today. The #WWDC23 hashtag on Twitter now features a custom-designed Apple logo that matches the design that Apple is using this year.

For those unfamiliar with hashflags, they are custom, paid icons that appear next to specific hashtags on the Twitter social network. You can see the hashflag when you use the #WWDC23 hashtag.

The #WWDC23 hashflag is now live

— iSoftware Updates (@iSWUpdates) May 30, 2023

This year's hashflag is an Apple logo in shades of blue, purple, pink, and black. Apple has used custom hashflags since 2020 to boost event visibility and...

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Going to WWDC? Meet Up With Other Developers Through Fligh...

Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference is kicking off next Monday, and starting later this week, developers who have been invited to attend in person will be catching flights to get to Cupertino, California.

Developer Ryan Jones today announced the launch of a useful flight tracking tool for those who are attending, which is available through the Flighty flight tracking app. WWDC attendees can add their flights to the Flighty WWDC 2023 website to see other developers who will be flying in from the same airports and who may be on the same flights.

Dates are not shared, nor are flight numbers and airlines, but developers can add their names to see who else is coming to and from their local airports. The site also provides a look at interesting aggregate data, such as the number of countries developers are flying from, which airports, the distance traveled, and more.

A map view shows all of the incoming...

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Web Roulette for iPhone Lets You Swipe Through Your Favori...

Web Roulette is a newly launched lightweight app from Impending, the app designers behind popular game Heads Up and list-making app Clear. Web Roulette is a redesigned browser app that lets you swipe through your favorite sites one after another, so you can better keep up with new content.

The Web Roulette interface is populated with a list of popular websites in categories like technology, pop culture, news, gaming, lifestyle, social, shopping, sports, fashion, and business, so you can download it, open it up, select your favorites, and start swiping, but it works best with customization.

You're meant to choose the sites that you regularly visit throughout the day, and if they're not in the provided list, you can add them. Once you've loaded the app up, it shifts over to a focused, single-site browser experience. It loads the first webpage in the list, and you can swipe left or right to access additional webpages.

The idea is to swipe through during the day...

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A new Rumor claims that Apple's XR Headset Display ma...

A new rumor claims that Apple's first XR Headset could offer up to 5,000 nits of brightness. Meta tries to hype up future Quest Pro prototypes that offer ...

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Apple Highlights the Top Three Passionate Swift Student Ch...

As part of its Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple issues a challenge to students across the globe: create an original app playground using the Swift coding language, every year. Today, Apple

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Apple's AR/VR Headset Display Specs: 5000+ Nits Brigh...

The AR/VR headset that Apple plans to introduce at the Worldwide Developers Conference next week has long been rumored to feature 4K micro OLED displays with an 8K total resolution, but notable display analyst Ross Young today shared some additional specifications that give some insight into how the headset will work.

Concept render by Ian Zelbo

Each of the two displays will measure in at 1.41 inches diagonally, with Apple aiming for over 5000 nits of brightness and 4,000 pixels per inch. Unfortunately, AR/VR display specs used in headsets from competitors like Sony and Meta aren't generally advertised beyond resolution and pixels per inch, so it's difficult to make a direct comparison, but the information from Young does provide some context.

With ~5000 nits brightness or more, the AR/VR headset from Apple would support...

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Apple Releases watchOS 9.5.1 With Bug Fixes

Apple today released watchOS 9.5.1, a minor bug fix update designed for the Apple Watch. watchOS 9.5.1 is a free download that comes two weeks after the launch of watchOS 9.5.

watchOS 9.5.1 can be downloaded for free through the Apple Watch app on the iPhone by opening it up and going to General > Software Update. To install the new software, the Apple Watch needs to have at least 50 percent battery, it needs to be placed on a charger, and it needs to be in range of the ‌‌‌‌‌‌‌iPhone‌‌‌‌‌‌‌.

According to Apple's release notes for the update, it includes "improvements and bug fixes" for the Apple Watch, with no details on which bugs have been addressed.Related Roundups: watchOS 10, watchOS 9Related Forum:...

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In Q1, Apple's iPad Led the U.S. Market with Strong G...

In Q1 2023 Apple's iPad was #1 in the U.S. by a wide margin while Macs suffered a huge decline

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Apple Highlights Ways to Watch WWDC 2023 Keynote, Lets Dev...

Ahead of WWDC, Apple is getting developers and fans hyped for the event, today highlighting some of the ways that the WWDC keynote can be watched. WWDC can be viewed through on the Events page or through the Apple Developer app.

Apple also plans to offer the live stream through the Apple TV app and on YouTube, with the YouTube stream live as of this morning.

Apple says that those who use the Apple Developer app to watch the keynote can use the SharePlay feature to view it alongside friends, making it easy to chat about the various announcements.

Apple is now allowing eligible developers to sign up for WWDC activities, including chats with Apple engineers, designers, and other Apple experts. There are numerous Q&A sessions, icebreakers, and Meet the Presenter activities, which are...

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Apple Planned to Offer MagSafe Charger in Range of Eight C...

Apple planned to offer the MagSafe Charger in eight different color options around 2020, the prototype collector known as "Kosutami" claims.

MacRumors is told that Apple prototyped the ‌MagSafe‌ Charger in Space Gray, Starlight, Green, Pink, Purple, Yellow, Blue, and (PRODUCT)RED color options. The Yellow, Blue, and (PRODUCT)RED variants, in particular, were apparently highly saturated, deep shades.

The rubberized disc on the surface that makes contact with the iPhone and the cable was paired in a contrasting color to the shade of the aluminum exterior. For example, the Space Gray ‌MagSafe‌ Charger was matched with a black disc and cable. The prototypes seem to originate from the period in which the...

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Apple Music Classical Now Available for Android

Apple today launched Apple Music Classical for Android on the Google Play Store, expanding the app beyond the iPhone for the first time (via 9to5Mac).

Much like ‌Apple Music‌ for Android, the ‌Apple Music‌ Classical app for Android largely mirrors the design of its iOS counterpart. Notably, the ‌Apple Music‌ Classical app for Android comes before Apple has made the app available for the iPad or Mac.

In 2021, Apple announced that it had purchased the classical music streaming service Primephonic and would be...

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App Store Connect Hints at xrOS as Name of Apple's He...

Just days ahead of WWDC, where Apple is expected to unveil its long-rumored AR/VR headset, developer Steve Troughton-Smith has managed to trick App Store Connect into showing the headset's rumored "xrOS" operating system name.

Apple headset concept by Marcus Kane

After analyzing some of Apple's open source code, Troughton-Smith attempted to submit an app crafted for the headset. App Store Connect rejected the app, but recognized it as an xrOS binary in an error message, despite Troughton-Smith never mentioning xrOS. This provides yet another indication that xrOS will be the public-facing name of the headset's operating system, as Bloomberg's Mark Gurman previously reported.

The error message, which does not capitalize xrOS or iOS:...

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iPhone 16 Pro to Feature Taller Aspect Ratio, Regular iPho...

The iPhone 16 Pro models will feature a taller aspect ratio of 19.6:9, a change that will trickle down to the standard iPhone 17 models the following year, new forecasts from display analyst Ross Young claim.

The iPhone 14 lineup has an aspect ratio of 19.5:9, a specification that is expected to remain the same across this year's iPhone 15 lineup. The change with the ‌iPhone 16‌ Pro models means that the devices should get slightly taller, rather than wider. While the ‌iPhone 16‌ Pro models have been widely rumored to feature larger screens for some time, the...

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Apple won 65 patents today covering Apple Wallet's Dr...

Today the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 65 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. In this particular report we briefly cover two patents. The first Apple patent relates to Digital ID for Apple Wallet for a user's Driver's license+ and the second relates to sidewall displays on an iPhone that could be the foundation for haptic buttons coming to a future iPhone.

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Deals: Amazon Takes $99 Off 12.9-Inch M2 iPad Pro Tablets,...

Amazon today has a few exclusive discounts on the 2022 12.9-inch iPad Pro, with up to $99 off select tablets and a few all-time low prices. Most of the iPad Pros can be delivered between June 1 and 5 for United States residents.

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Every deal shared below requires you to add the tablets to your Amazon cart in order to get the discounted price. Once in your cart, an automatic coupon worth around $50 will be applied to your order and you'll see the sale price.

Starting with the 128GB Wi-Fi 12.9-inch iPad Pro, this model is on sale for $999.99, down from $1,099.00. It's available in both Silver and Space Gray, and this is an all-time...

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Apple's WWDC 2023 Animated 'AR Experience'...

Ahead of Apple's keynote event at WWDC on Monday, June 5, the company's annual "AR experience" easter egg is now available.

Apple's imagery for WWDC 2023 has a bubble-like theme that emphasizes the colors of iridescent thin film interference. The AR experience shows an Apple logo-shaped bubble that animates clockwise with the date of June 5, 2023 in the center.

To view the AR experience, open up the Apple Events website on an iPhone or iPad and tap on "View the AR experience." From there, you can scan the area around you to see the logo in real time, or view it in "Object" mode to get a clearer picture of what it looks like without having to navigate your physical environment.

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Apple wins a patent for a future Apple Watch Band system t...

Today the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially granted Apple a patent that relates to the identification of future Apple Watch bands that trigger added functionality for the user. It could be a specialized band adding functionality for athletes or to those with specific health issues that requires added monitoring.

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Apple has Won a Patent for their iPad Pro 'Hover...

Today the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially granted Apple a patent that relates to the 'Hover" feature for iPad Pro that could eventually expand to the iPhone and Macs.

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Apple Prototyped AirPods in Five Different Color Options t...

Apple prototyped versions of the AirPods' charging case in five different color options to match the iPhone 7, according to the prototype collector known as "Kosutami."

The first-generation AirPods in "Pink," intended to match the Rose Gold ‌iPhone‌ 7.

Images shared with MacRumors and posted on Twitter earlier today show a first-generation AirPods casing in a pink colorway. It continues to have a polished, glossy finish like the final release version in white. The inside of the casing, as well as the AirPods earbuds themselves, continue to be white.

The prototypes date back to the period in which Apple was developing the ‌iPhone‌ 7. The company apparently developed AirPods prototypes in Black, Blonde, Pink, and Red to match...

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'No Man's Sky' Maker Teases Apple Announcem...

The founder of Hello Games, the makers of popular action-adventure survival game "No Man's Sky," yesterday tweeted two apple emojis, sparking speculation that the studio is teasing an announcement for Apple platforms at WWDC.

Hello Games founder Sean Murray has been known to tease upcoming announcements via cryptic emojis in the past. At WWDC last year, Apple announced that No Man's Sky would be available for the iPad and Mac would by the end of 2022. Hello Games missed that deadline and the game has yet to release for Apple devices, meaning that the two emoji teasers could indicate that the launch of No Man's Sky for the ‌iPad‌ and Mac is now imminent.

Given widespread anticipation about Apple's expected announcement of its...

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Monday May 29

xrOS: What to Expect From the Software Designed for Apple...

The Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), Apple's annual developer and software-oriented conference, is now just a few days away. As with previous years, Apple is expected to introduce major updates to all of its operating systems, but unique to WWDC 2023, Apple is also very likely to unveil xrOS, the software that will run its much-rumored AR/VR mixed-reality headset. Here's everything we're expecting from it.

xrOS: What's in a Name?

Apple has not publicly acknowledged the existence of its headset, but internal Apple sources have confirmed that the operating system will be called xrOS, and Apple has used hidden shell companies to trademark the name in various countries.


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How to Automatically Toggle iPhone Orientation Lock for Sp...

Tired of toggling your iPhone's Orientation Lock for certain apps? Keep reading to learn how you can make iOS do it for you automatically.

In iOS, many apps display a different view when you rotate your iPhone from portrait to landscape orientation. Depending on the app and the way you use it, this behavior isn't always desirable, which is why Apple includes the Orientation Lock option in Control Center.

However, certain apps work more usefully with Orientation Lock disabled – think YouTube or the Photos app, where rotating your device to landscape orientation makes for a better fullscreen viewing experience.

If you tend to keep the lock on, you have to disable it in Control Center each time you open these kinds of apps to get the fullscreen experience. Then when you close the app, you have to remember to turn Orientation Lock back on, which isn't ideal. Fortunately, there is a simple personal automation you can create that will take over this process for...

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Foxconn is preparing to enter mass production of iPhone 15...

Apple supplier Foxconn Technology Group has raised the pay and bonus packages for new recruits working at the world’s largest iPhone factory in Zhengzhou ...

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Late last week, a US Judge Granted Final Approval to Apple...

Apple was hit with a series of class actions on the issue of the MacBook's butterfly in 2018. The final approval was handed down last week.

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Apple Has Prototyped MagSafe iPhone Chargers in Different...

Apple has prototyped at least one colored version of its MagSafe Charger for iPhone, suggesting the company could potentially release a new version of the device in additional color options beyond the standard silver model.

That's the claim made by Twitter account @KosutamiSan. According to the rare Apple products collector, prototype information they obtained indicates that Apple intended to release its current MagSafe charger in a "colored version," similar to the MagSafe Charging 3 Charging cables it makes for the MacBook Air.

Apple includes a color-matched MagSafe 3 charging cable in the box with the MacBook Air, but also makes them available to purchase separately in the four MacBook Air colors: Space Gray, Silver, Midnight, and Starlight.

According to @KosutamiSan, Apple's prototyped...

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Sunday May 28

Increased Size of iPhone 16 Pro Models Explained By Major...

The increased size of next year's iPhone 16 Pro and ‌iPhone 16‌ Pro Max allows for upgrades including a periscope telephoto camera and a 12% larger main camera sensor, according to a new report.

The rumor was first shared on Chinese social media site Weibo by a user who says that they have obtained industry insider information. Corroborating several other reports that next year's ‌iPhone 16‌ Pro models will feature larger displays, the individual claims that the increased size of the devices will provide more internal space for components including a periscope telephoto camera system. Earlier today, Bloomberg's Mark Gurman said that the larger size of the ‌iPhone 16‌ Pro models could...

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Gurman: Apple to Begin Accepting Trade-Ins for Three New M...

Apple will begin accepting trade-ins of three new Mac models on June 5, the day of Apple's WWDC 2023 keynote event, according to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman.

In a tweet shared earlier today, Gurman said that the Mac Studio, 13-inch M2 MacBook Air, and 13-inch ‌M2‌ MacBook Pro, will become eligible for trade-in with Apple on Monday, June 5. Gurman is expecting new Mac hardware to be unveiled during Apple's keynote on June 5, including an all-new 15-inch MacBook Air model. "Read into that as...

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Gurman Corroborates iPhone 16 Pro Display Size Increase Ru...

Bloomberg's Mark Gurman today threw his weight behind rumors that the iPhone 16 Pro and iPhone 16 Pro Max will feature larger display sizes.

In the latest edition of his "Power On" newsletter, Gurman corroborated other reports about Apple's plan to increase the size of its two "Pro" iPhone models from 6.1- and 6.7-inches by "a couple tenths of an inch diagonally." The new display sizes would be the largest ever for the ‌iPhone‌.

Gurman noted that the change will make Apple's high end smartphones more competitive with the equivalent devices offered by Samsung. The increase could also create more internal space for improved hardware, such as camera technology and...

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Google Fined $32.5 Million for Infringing a Sonos Patent r...

According to Law360, Google has just been hit with a $32.5 million penalty for infringing on a patent held by Sonos.

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In Q1 2023, Apple was the only Smartphone OEM in Vietnam t...

On May 16, Patently Apple posted a report titled "Apple Shines in a Declining Southeast Asia Smartphone Market just as Apple's CEO confirmed earlier this month. Today's report specifically breaks out the smartphone stats for Vietnam in Q1 2023

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Saturday May 27

Apple Invents a possible next-gen HomePod-Like Device with...

In mid-January Patently Apple posted a report titled "Apple is working on new home devices that could include a series of 'Smart Displays' and a more sophisticated Hybrid HomePod-Apple TV Device." In that report we also pointed to an Apple patent describing a possible future HomePod with an integrated camera as one of the features on the drawing board. Today I discovered an patent application on the World Intellection Property Organization's database that was made public on May 25, 2023. The new device could be a next-gen style of HomePod with video and more

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Apple has filed new Trademarks this month including one fo...

Apple Inc. is a leader in providing accessibility features. Earlier this month we posted a report titled "Apple previews software features for cognitive, speech and vision accessibility that are coming later this year." On May 17, Apple posted a press release titled "AssistiveWare ushers in next generation of augmentative and alternative communication technology." Late last week the European Union's Intellectual Property Office published a new Apple trademark filing for "SignChat" ...

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Top Stories: Final Cut Pro for iPad, iOS 17 Rumors, WWDC S...

We're just over a week away from the WWDC keynote where Apple will reportedly finally reveal its long-rumored mixed-reality headset, and there are undoubtedly a number of other announcements planned for the event.

Ahead of WWDC, Apple this week released Final Cut Pro and Logic Pro for iPad, bringing versions of the company's professional video and audio apps to the tablet for the first time. This week also saw various rumors about the iPhone 15 and 16 lineups, plus some fresh news about the upcoming iOS 17 update, so read on for details on these stories and more!

Apple Releases Final Cut Pro and Logic Pro for iPad

Apple this week released Final Cut Pro and Logic Pro for select iPad models. Apple says both apps have been designed to take advantage of the iPad’s touch-first interface, providing the "ultimate mobile studio for video and music creators." Both...

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Friday May 26

Hands-On: What the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Pro Will Look L...

Ahead of new iPhone launches, case makers invest significant money into sourcing leaked details on updated designs to be the first to come out with appropriate cases. That often results in dummy models that are accurate replicas of future iPhones, such as the iPhone 15 dummy models that we're sharing today.

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We were able to get our hands on a set of dummy models that represent the ‌iPhone 15‌, ‌iPhone 15‌ Plus, iPhone 15 Pro, and ‌iPhone 15 Pro‌ Max, aka the four new iPhones that we're expecting Apple to launch in September 2023. We've already heard endless rumors about the ‌iPhone 15‌ models, but it helps to be able to see all the changes and design...

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Apple's 'My Photo Stream' Service Shutting...

Apple's "My Photo Stream" service is set to shut down on July 26, 2023, which means customers who are still using that feature will need to transition to using iCloud Photos prior to that date.

My Photo Stream is a free service that uploads the last 30 days of images (up to 1,000) to iCloud, making them accessible on the iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, and PC. It predates ‌iCloud Photos‌ and has largely been replaced by the ‌iCloud Photos‌ service at this point.

Going forward, Apple plans to have all customers use ‌iCloud Photos‌ instead of My Photo Stream. New photo uploads to My Photo Stream will stop on June 26, 2023, and images will remain in ‌iCloud‌ as usual for 30 days until the...

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The Best Memorial Day Deals on Apple Products Including Ai...

Earlier today we shared the best Apple-related tech accessory deals happening this Memorial Day weekend, and now we're focusing on the best deals you can find today for Apple products. This includes all-time low prices on AirPods, iPads, MacBook Pro and MacBook Air models, and much more.

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.

Most of the sales in this article will be found on Amazon, although there are a few deals at other retailers like Verizon and B&H Photo as well. Like with the accessory sales, we don't know how long these holiday discounts will last for, so if you're interested be sure to place your orders before the long weekend ends.


AirPods 2

The AirPods 2 sit at $99.00 on Amazon this weekend...

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The MacRumors Show: Arnold Kim Discusses History of MacRum...

MacRumors founder Arnold Kim joins us on this week's episode of The MacRumors Show to discuss some of the history of the website and the world of Apple news and rumors.

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Arnold started MacRumors as a hobby while studying for his final year of medical school in 2000. It has since grown to become the most popular Apple news and rumor site on the internet, sporting round-the-clock news coverage, helpful tutorials and a buyer's guide, a discussion forum with over 1.1 million members, and much more.

Arnold tells us about the website's...

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Apple continues to work on new device form factors includi...

The topic of foldable devices, especially smartphones has been a hot topic online. On May 11, Business Standard posted a report titled "Apple now the only major smartphone brand without a foldable device." The report noted that with the Pixel Fold debuting earlier this month, every major Android brand now has a foldable smartphone. While the press makes it out that Apple is way behind the curve, patents from Apple prove that they're working on a wide variety of possible future devices that could come to market when the time is right.

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Memorial Day Deals: Discover This Weekend's Best Appl...

We're now just a few days away from Memorial Day on Monday, May 29, and numerous retailers have opened up major discounts on Apple-related products as we head into the long weekend. This includes sales from popular accessory companies like Twelve South, Mophie, Satechi, Belkin, and much more.

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Anker's Memorial Day deal event is focusing on its portable power station accessories, with as much as $400 off these devices. You'll only find these deals on Anker's website, and each one has a unique coupon code that you can clip on their product pages to get the deals.

UP TO $400 OFFAnker Portable Power Station Sale

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Apple Stops Signing iOS 16.4.1 to Prevent Downgrading

Following the launch of iOS 16.5 on May 18, Apple has stopped signing iOS 16.4.1, the previously available version of iOS. Now that iOS 16.4.1 is no longer being signed, iPhone users are prevented from downgrading to that software version.

Apple routinely stops signing older versions of iOS after new releases come out to encourage customers to keep their operating systems up to date, so the fact that iOS 16.4 is no longer being signed is not unusual.

Released on April 7, iOS 16.4.1 was a minor bug fix update that came just under two weeks after the launch of iOS 16.4, an update that introduced new Emoji, Safari Web Push notifications, Voice Isolation for phone calls, and more.

iOS 16.5, the current publicly available version of iOS, brought some important bug fixes...

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Thursday May 25

OpenAI's Official ChatGPT App for iPhone Expands to 4...

OpenAI this week announced that its official ChatGPT app for the iPhone and the iPad is now available in more than 40 countries in addition to the United States. The app first launched in the United States last week, and OpenAI promised that it would expand to more countries in the coming weeks.

As of today, the app can be used in Albania, Algeria, Argentina, Azerbaijan, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Croatia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Estonia, France, Germany, Ghana, India, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Korea, Kuwait, Lebanon, Lithuania, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Morocco, Namibia, Nauru, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Peru, Poland, Qatar, Slovenia, Tunisia, the United Arab Emirates, the UK, and the United States.

OpenAI's ChatGPT has long...

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A Q1 2023 Global Smartwatch Market report regrettably mixe...

Due to the global economic downturn, high-priced smartwatches from Apple and Samsung took a bit of hit while low-end <$25 watches (not smart) rose in demand. However, the two type of devices shouldn't be in the same report. It terribly blurs the stats with a false reading of the market.

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United Airlines Adds Live Activities and Dynamic Island Su...

United this week announced that it has updated its iPhone app to add support for Live Activities and the Dynamic Island, allowing United passengers quicker access to flight tracking information.

With Live Activities integration, customers have access to their boarding passes, gate, and seat number, as well as a countdown clock to their departure time. The information is visible on the Lock Screen even when the ‌iPhone‌ is locked and the United app is closed, and on the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max, it can also be viewed in the ‌Dynamic Island‌.

According to United, it is the first U.S. airline to implement support for Live Activities, and the feature was added as United customers check their mobile boarding pass and...

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Google Now Testing Generative AI for Search

Google today announced that it is opening up access to Search Labs, allowing testers to try out its new Search Generative Experience. The AI-powered Search option is limited to those who have signed up to be a part of Google Labs, with Google letting in a small number of people who have joined the Google Labs Waitlist.

AI for search is a feature that Google announced during its I/O developer conference earlier in May.

Google says that AI Search is designed to "take some of the work out of searching," which can make it easier for users to understand new topics, uncover different viewpoints, and "get things done more easily."

Google suggests that AI search can break down complicated searches...

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Deals: OWC's New Sale Has Major Savings on Atlas Memo...

We kicked off the month of May with an exclusive partnership with OWC, which nets our readers an extra 20 percent off their purchase of select memory cards with the code MACRUMORS. This code lasts through the end of May, and right now OWC has another flash sale on memory cards going on that stacks with our promo code.

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OWC's flash sale is offering up to an additional 40 percent off already-discounted memory cards, and the company says this sale will end later today. This discount stacks with our existing 20 percent off promo code (MACRUMORS),...

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Apple Developer App Gets WWDC 2023 Update

Apple has started preparations for the Worldwide Developers Conference that's coming in under two weeks, and today, the Apple Developer app was updated for those who are attending or planning to join sessions and labs.

The Apple Developer app outlines the 2023 session videos, 1-on-1 labs, Slack activities, and more. When iOS 17 and the other new software updates are introduced, the Developer app will include videos and sessions organized into specific topics, as well as scheduling for sessions and activities.Thank you for your feedback! New in this release:

- Explore all WWDC23 has to offer, including session videos, activities in Slack, 1-on-1 labs, and more.

- We've also fixed bugs and added various other enhancements.Apple's 2023 WWDC event is set to begin on June 5 with a 10:00 a.m. keynote that will see the company unveil ‌iOS 17‌, iPadOS 17, macOS 14, and more, including the long awaited...

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Apple Begins Offering Refurbished 2023 M2 Pro Mac Mini Mod...

Apple today began selling refurbished M2 Pro Mac mini models in its online store in the United States, offering the latest high-end version of the desktop machine at a discounted price for the first time.

Refurbished M2 Pro Mac mini models are priced starting at $1,099 for the entry-level version with a 10-core CPU, 16-core GPU, 16GB RAM, and 512GB SSD. That's a $200 discount off of the original $1,299 price tag for that machine.

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