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Sunday November 29

11:57
Apple Fitness+ Promotion Ramps Up as Launch Approaches

Promotion for Apple Fitness+ is ramping up, with advertising initiatives and teases from instructors being spotted on social media, indicating that the new subscription service may be launching imminently.

MacRumors reader Chris Weaver spotted that Best Buy has started advertising six-month free trials of Apple Fitness+ with Apple Watch purchases. The advert suggests that retailers have started to actively promote Apple Fitness+, meaning that the service's launch is likely to follow soon.

Moreover, Apple Fitness+ instructors have begun promoting their workout videos on Instagram. The posts, spotted by 9to5Mac, involve images of Apple Fitness+ instructors with captions saying they are in the process of recording workouts and that the service is launching "soon." The posts each use the hashtag...

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08:51
Apple Invents a Data-Secure Sensor System for Security Cam...

When Apple introduced the new HomePod mini on October 13th, they didn't just introduce a smaller HomePod, they introduced the beginning of a new smart home system. Patently Apple has covered a couple of major smart home patents recently and today's report covers yet another one titled "Data-Secure Sensor System." The patent covers security camera systems. Apple acquired a security camera system company in 2019 that sold a cameras that sat on home furniture to monitor your home and more. Apple patents have shown future HomePod devices will integrate cameras.

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Saturday November 28

06:00
Top Stories: Black Friday Deals, Redesigned MacBooks, Hand...

With Apple's holiday hardware lineup seemingly all set, attention this week turned to the shopping end of things with Apple and other retailers rolling out their Black Friday deals.

That wasn't the only news this week, however, as we've continued to learn more about Apple's new M1-based Macs and we've even heard some fresh rumors about redesigned Mac notebooks coming next year, so read on below for details on the biggest stories of the week!

Black Friday Deals on Apple Products Continue: AirPods, M1 Macs, Apple Watch Series 6, iPads, and More

There was a lot of focus this week on Black Friday, the traditional kickoff to the holiday shopping season, and there were a number of solid deals to be had on AirPods, Apple Watch, and more, including some modest discounts on Apple's latest M1-based Macs.

Many of the deals are continuing through the weekend and even into next week, so if you haven't yet taken advantage of the opportunity, check out our...

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00:14
Shazam Promotion Offers Users Up to Five Free Months of Ap...

Apple is offering up to a five-month free trial of Apple Music to new users of the streaming service, with the promotion appearing in the company's Shazam music identification app.

Apple usually offers up to a three-month free trial of Apple Music to users who haven't subscribed to the service before, so this latest promotion represents one of its best deals yet.

To access the promotion, download the Shazam app on your iPhone or iPad, then identify a song that's playing in your environment by tapping the big Shazam icon in the app. After recognizing the song, you should see the option to play the track in Apple Music.

Tap the option and you should see the five-month free trial offer of Apple Music appear. Some users have also had success activating the promotion by opening Shazam's options screen and tapping the Apple Music banner.

According to Shazam's App Store page, the offer runs through January 17, 2021, and is available in the United Kingdom,...

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Friday November 27

12:56
Apple Black Friday 2020: Best iPhone Deals

Black Friday is halfway done, but there are still a few deals to shop for on iPhones at carriers like AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile/Sprint.

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

AT&T

Starting with AT&T, you'll find up to $700 off any iPhone 12 when you add a line or upgrade an existing line. You'll need to purchase any iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, or iPhone 12 Pro Max on a qualifying installment agreement and pay a $30 activation fee.

Then, add a new line or upgrade an existing line, activate postpaid unlimited wireless service, and trade in an eligible smartphone in good working condition. After all of this, you...

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12:28
As internal memos at Apple surface regarding the 'Rig...

As the European Parliament passed a 'Right to Repair' Resolution on Wednesday, we learn of a debate on this issue within Apple, as memos come to light (of course just by accident).

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12:13
Apple M1 Chip: Everything You Need to Know

Apple in November released the first Macs with an Arm-based M1 chip, debuting new 2020 13-inch MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, and Mac mini models. The M1 chip has received rave reviews for its incredible performance and efficiency, and it is the culmination of more than a decade of Apple's work on chips created for the iPhone and the iPad.

This guide walks through everything that you need to know about the M1 chip and how it's different from the Intel chips that came before it.

Apple's M1 Chip Explained

The M1 is the first Apple-designed System on a Chip (SoC) that's been developed for use in Macs. It marks Apple's transition away from the Intel chips that the Cupertino company has been using in Macs since 2006.

As a "System on...

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11:00
MacRumors Giveaway: Win a 9-in-1 USB-C Adapter From Choete...

For this week's giveaway, we've teamed up with Choetech to offer MacRumors readers a chance to win a 9-in-1 USB-C Adapter that works with Apple's Mac models, including the new M1 Macs.

Design wise, the USB-C Adapter is slim and compact, plugging into a USB-C port on a modern Mac model or an iPad Pro. It's small enough to be tucked in a bag or backpack for easy portability.

Priced at $24, the USB-C Adapter features a 4K HDMI port, three USB-A ports, an RJ45 Gigabit Ethernet port, a 60Hz VGA port, an SD card slot, and a micro SD card slot, adding more utility to Macs and PCs that have a limited number of built-in ports.

There's also a USB-C 100W power delivery...

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10:43
Apple Black Friday 2020: Best Deals on HomeKit-Supported T...

Solid deals on TVs are always expected on Black Friday, and today is no different. Below we've rounded up a few TV deals from Best Buy and B&H Photo, specifically for TV sets that support HomeKit and AirPlay 2.

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.

We've focused on the best deals from Best Buy and B&H Photo, but you can also find some TV deals at...

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10:24
Fast-Paced Racing Game 'Warp Drive' With Telepor...

British developer Supergonk's new racing game "Warp Drive" made its debut on Apple Arcade today across the iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple TV.

"Warp Drive" aims to differentiate itself by allowing players to teleport around the track to find shortcuts and hidden routes, all while jumping over huge canyons, driving upside down, and overtaking opponents in unexpected ways.

From the App Store description:WARP DRIVE is a fast-paced, arcade style racing game with a brand new way to drive: instantly TELEPORT around the track to find shortcuts and hidden routes! Take control of your QUAD ROTOR RACER, equip a Warp Module, and enter a series of high-speed tournaments to test your skills and creative driving abilities. Drive on the ceiling, jump huge canyons and race up waterfalls in an epic inverted racing battle!

Compete in a...

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10:16
In Western Europe, Apple held it's market Position in...

The smartphone market in Western Europe continued to be impacted by lockdowns in the third quarter of 2020, as shipments declined 6.5% year over year, but Apple held its ground ...

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09:00
European Parliament Votes to Support Right to Repair

The European Parliament has this week voted to support the recommendations of the EU Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection on the "Right to Repair," including a system of mandatory labelling on consumer electronics to provide explicit information on the repairability and lifespan of products (via iFixit).

The motion will compel the EU Commission to "develop and introduce mandatory labeling, to provide clear, immediately visible and easy-to-understand information to consumers on the estimated lifetime and reparability of a product at the time of purchase." This includes a repair score, akin to the repairability scores assigned by iFixit, being clearly shown on goods at the point of purchase...

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07:26
Apple Disappointed with A U.K. Environmental Audit and MP...

A U.K. MP slammed Apple for not doing enough to recycle and repair their products which was leading to environmental problems ...

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07:26
Apple Black Friday 2020: Best Accessory Deals

Black Friday is in full swing today, and in this article we're highlighting some of the best deals that you can find online among popular third-party accessory makers like Twelve South, Anker, Nomad, Satechi, and many more. Visit our Black Friday Roundup for a deeper diver into the best sales going on today.

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.

Many Black Friday deals are known to sell out fast, so keep that in mind when browsing our posts and shopping online today. If you see something you're interested in, be sure to snag it quickly.

Twelve South

Twelve South is holding a Grinch-themed Black Friday sale this year, with discounts on the AirFly Duo, HiRise Duet, BookBook...

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07:16
Developer Successfully Virtualizes Windows for Arm on M1 M...

Developer Alexander Graf has successfully virtualized the Arm version of Windows on an M1 Mac, proving that the M1 chip is capable of running Microsoft's operating system (via The 8-Bit).

Currently, Macs with the M1 chip do not support Windows and there is no Boot Camp feature as there is on Intel Macs, but support for Windows is a feature that many users would like to see.

Using the open-source QEMU virtualizer, Graf was able to virtualize the Arm version of Windows on Apple's M1 chip, with no emulation. Since the M1 chip is a custom Arm SoC, it is no longer possible to install the x86 version of Windows or x86 Windows apps using Boot Camp, as was the case with previous Intel-based Macs. However, he said in a Tweet that when virtualized on...

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06:16
Apple Black Friday 2020: Our Top Picks

Black Friday shopping has officially kicked off across the United States, and we've been collecting the best deals for Apple's iPads, Macs, AirPods, the HomePod, Apple Watch, and more in separate articles. In order to further streamline your Black Friday shopping this year, we've put together this quick list of our top picks of the overall best Apple-related bargains happening today.

Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with some of these vendors. When you click a link and make a...

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05:52
Apple Shares Trailer for 'Mariah Carey's Magical...

Apple has today shared a trailer for "Mariah Carey's Magical Christmas Special," which is set to arrive on Apple TV+ alongside a new single on Friday, December 4 (via Deadline).

The Christmas Special will feature a host of celebrity guests, including Tiffany Haddish, Billy Eichner, Ariana Grande, Jennifer Hudson, Snoop Dogg, Jermaine Dupri, Misty Copeland, and Mykal-Michelle Harris, as well as Carey's own nine-year-old twins. It will present a range of musical performances, dancing, and animation, driven by a "universally heartwarming story."

The one-off special will also contain a new soundtrack single titled "Oh Santa!" which will simultaneously arrive on...

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05:51
Mariah Carey's Magical Christmas Special Trailer Just...

This year, get ready to enjoy the biggest and most magical Christmas with Mariah Carey and her guests from around the world.

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03:43
How to Tell Which Apps Are Optimized for M1 Apple Silicon...

Following the launch of Apple's M1-powered Macs, numerous third-party apps have been updated to ensure they are optimized to run on Apple's custom silicon. Even if an app hasn't been updated, Apple's non-Intel Macs can still run them, thanks to Apple's Rosetta 2 translation layer. But how do you know which of your apps are running natively as Universal executables and which ones are using Rosetta emulation? Read on to find out.

Universal Apps Explained

When developers update their apps to run natively on Apple silicon, they use something called a Universal binary. Originally, Universal apps referred to executable files that run natively on both PowerPC or Intel Macs. At WWDC 2020 in June, however, Apple announced Universal 2, which allows apps to run on both Intel-based Macs and Apple silicon Macs.

If an app has yet to be updated to Universal 2, an M1-powered Mac will...

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02:00
Apple's Shopping Event Underway: Up to $150 Gift Card...

Apple's annual four-day shopping event is now underway in the United States and many other countries, offering customers an Apple Store gift card worth up to $150 with the purchase of qualifying products from Black Friday through Cyber Monday.

As usual, the offer excludes many of Apple's newer products, including Macs with the M1 chip. In the United States, for example, customers can get a $50 gift card with the purchase of an iPhone SE, iPhone 11, iPhone XR, iPad mini, any Apple TV, and select Beats headphones, with all but the iPhone SE having been released prior to this year.

Apple is also offering a $50 gift card with the purchase of 2020 models of the MacBook Air and 13-inch MacBook Pro with two Thunderbolt ports, but this applies only to the previous Intel-based models released earlier in the year. The offer for these Macs is also limited to physical Apple Store locations, subject to availability....

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01:55
Apple Could Add Force Touch Sensors to Future MacBook Pro...

Apple could add Force Touch sensors to the OLED Touch Bar on a future MacBook Pro if a new patent application by the company ever comes to fruition.

The original Apple Watch was the first device to feature Force Touch, which sensed extra pressure when users pressed firmly on the display, allowing them to access additional content and controls depending on the context.

Apple later added Force Touch sensing technology to the MacBook Pro trackpad in 2016, and brought the haptic feedback technology to the iPhone 6s the same year in the form of 3D Touch, which featured Peek and Pop gestures.

Perhaps as a result of its lack of discoverability, Apple dropped support for Force Touch on Apple Watch with the release of...

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Thursday November 26

15:05
Apple Invents a new Watch Band Design with Flexible Magnet...

The Apple Watch Milanese Loop band with its magnet closure has been popular from day one. In a video review of this band presented in our report, the reviewer points out that a minor complaint about the band is that it's held in place with a single magnet at the end of the band which can loosen over time. Apple's new invention is to eliminate this issue using a strip of magnets...

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10:21
Black Friday 2020: Thanksgiving Day Deals on AirPods, M1 M...

Black Friday deals seem to start earlier and earlier every year, so there are already a wide variety of discounts available for Apple products on Thanksgiving Day. We've listed some of the best deals available right now, but act fast, as inventory quickly fluctuates.

Thanksgiving Day Deals on Apple Products:

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08:39
Apple News+ Offering Extended Three-Month Free Trial Throu...

First-time subscribers to Apple News+ can receive an extended three-month free trial of the service from today through Monday in the United States, Canada, Australia, and the UK, the four countries where News+ is currently available.

Apple typically offers a one-month trial to News+, so this offer triples the length of free access. The extended trial can be initiated on the Apple News website in the United States, Canada, Australia, and the UK. After the trial period, Apple News+ automatically renews at its standard pricing, such as $9.99 per month in the United States.

Apple News+ is a subscription-based service in the Apple News app that lets you access hundreds of magazines and paywalled content from some news sites. The service...

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08:20
Apple Patent Reveals that Force Touch may be added to the...

Today the US Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that relates to bringing Force Touch to future MacBook Pro's Touch Bar.

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08:07
Apple's Gift Card Offer Begins in Australia and New Z...

Apple's annual four-day shopping event is now underway in Australia and New Zealand, offering customers an Apple Store gift card with the purchase of qualifying products from Black Friday through Cyber Monday.

As usual, the offer excludes many of Apple's newer products, including Macs with the M1 chip. In Australia, for example, customers can get a $70 gift card with the purchase of an iPhone SE, iPhone 11, iPhone XR, iPad mini, any Apple TV, and select Beats headphones, with all but the iPhone SE having been released prior to this year.

Apple is also offering a gift card with the purchase of 2020 models of the MacBook Air and 13-inch MacBook Pro with two Thunderbolt ports, but this applies only to the previous Intel-based models released earlier in the year. The offer for these Macs is also limited to physical Apple Store locations,...

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07:07
UK Environmental Committee Says Apple Contributing to...

Technology companies like Apple are contributing to e-waste by making their products difficult to repair, and charging expensive repair fees, according to a lengthy report published today by the UK Parliament's Environmental Audit Committee.

"We were told that Apple glues and solders parts together on their laptops, which makes repairing them very difficult," the Committee wrote in a summary of the report. "They also charge very high fees to repair their products. This trend, which goes against a long history of engineering in the UK, needs to stop."

In a statement provided to The Guardian, Apple said it was "surprised" and "disappointed"...

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06:47
Apple Files Major Updates to Two of their Blood Pressure i...

Today the US Patent & Trademark Office published two major continuation patent applications from Apple relating to one day having Apple Watch provide users with a viable blood pressure feature.

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04:53
Apple Reveals new Bioauthentication Sensors for future Air...

Today the US Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that relates to their next-gen AirPods and over-ear headphones. The patent application covers configurations and methods of operation that use self-mixing interferometry signals of a self-mixing interferometry sensor to recognize user inputs. More specifically ...

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04:02
ByteDance Granted Seven-Day Extension of TikTok Sale

TikTok owner ByteDance has been granted a seven-day extension on an order from the Trump Administration to sell the short-form video sharing platform (via Reuters).

The administration had previously granted ByteDance a 15-day extension of the order issued in August, which was set to expire Friday. President Trump on August 14 directed ByteDance to divest the app within 90 days.

According to a court filing on Wednesday, however, the Chinese company now has a new deadline of December 4 to sell TikTok to a domestic U.S. company.

ByteDance has also reportedly offered the U.S. government a new proposal aimed at addressing its concerns, a person briefed on the matter told Reuters.

ByteDance remains in protracted talks with Walmart and Oracle on a...

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03:07
Apple Asks Foxconn to Move Some MacBook and iPad Productio...

Apple has asked Foxconn to move some of its iPad and MacBook assembly from China to Vietnam in an effort to minimize the impact of ongoing trade tensions between the U.S. and China, according to sources cited by Reuters.

Foxconn is building assembly lines for Apple's ‌iPad‌ tablet and MacBook laptop at its plant in Vietnam's northeastern Bac Giang province, to come online in the first half of 2021, the person said, declining to be identified as the plan was private.

The lines will also take some production from China, the person said, without elaborating how much production would shift.

"The move was requested by Apple," the person said. "It wants to diversify production following the trade war."Apple has been seeking to add geographic diversity to its supply chain for some time now, and Apple suppliers...

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02:33
Apple has Reportedly asked Foxconn to move some Product Pr...

In March 2020 Patently Apple posted a report about Taiwan based Apple supplier Hon Hai (Foxconn) revealing that the company was about to diversify away from its main Chinese production base to Vietnam. A new report published today points to what products Apple wants to make in Vietnam

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02:14
Rumored 2021 High-End iPad Pro May Feature 5G With mmWave...

Apple's rumored high-end iPad Pro models to be released next year will be 5G-enabled with mmWave support, according to sources cited by industry publication DigiTimes.

Multiple rumors have suggested Apple is planning to release a high-end 12.9-inch ‌iPad Pro‌ with a mini-LED display next year, with the possibility that there will be an 11-inch mini-LED model too, but details beyond that have been scant.

According to today's report, however, Apple's success in developing its own in-house mmWave AiP (antenna in package) modules for next year's iPhone lineup has increased the likelihood that next-generation models in Apple's iPad range will also...

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01:45
Patently Apple wishes our American Fan Base and Colleagues...

Patently Apple wishes our American fan base and colleagues a happy Thanksgiving...

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Wednesday November 25

16:01
Apple Black Friday 2020: Best Apple Watch Deals Including...

Black Friday sales have begun on a variety of products, including the Apple Watch. There are quite a few deals across the Apple Watch lineup this year, including one of the lowest price we've ever seen the Apple Watch Series 3.

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.

Apple Watch Series 3

Amazon and Walmart are offering the 38mm GPS Apple Watch Series 3 for just $119.00, down from $179.00. You can also get the 42mm GPS model from Amazon and...

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15:52
Apple Files for 'iPhone 12' Trademark in Context...

Apple finally gets around to filing their iPhone 12 trademark in the U.S. though it's in context with protective cases. Apple has also updated their "Pages" trademark for the internet age.

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15:22
Act Fast: AirPods Pro Reach Lowest Price Ever of $169 for...

Black Friday has kicked off this week, and one of the first major sales for the AirPods Pro is available right now on Walmart. You can find this deal below, along with a few other solid discounts on the regular AirPods.

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

AirPods Pro

You can get the Bluetooth headphones for $169.00, down from an original price of $249.00, representing savings of $80 and the lowest price we've ever seen for the AirPods Pro.

Walmart offers free two-day delivery, and some products support in-store pickup. Besides the AirPods Pro, quite a few Black Friday deals have appeared at Walmart tonight since the retailer has officially kicked off its online sales at 7 p.m. ET. For a review of the best deals coming...

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14:01
Apple Wins Smart Fabrics Patent that details Technology th...

Yesterday the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially granted Apple a patent relating to smart fabrics by forming electrical connections in fabric-based items that could include bags, clothing and be integrated into future products such as: Over-ear headphones, Apple Watch bands, accessory cases, eyeglasses and more.

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12:39
Apple M1 MacBook Pro vs. Intel MacBook Pro (13-Inch) Buyer...

In November 2020, Apple updated its popular 13-inch MacBook Pro lineup with the first Apple Silicon chip for the Mac, the M1.

The base 13-inch MacBook Pro was refreshed with the Arm-based Apple chip, bringing significant speed and efficiency improvements, yet Apple continues to sell the higher-end 13-inch MacBook Pro with Intel inside for several hundred dollars more.

So is it still worth plunking down for the 13-inch Intel MacBook Pro, or does it make more sense to take the leap to ‌Apple Silicon‌ now? Our guide helps answer the question of how to decide which of these two 13-inch MacBook Pro models is best for you.

Comparing the M1 MacBook Pro and the Intel MacBook Pro (13-inch)

The M1 MacBook Pro and the Intel MacBook Pro share some features such as the same 13.3-inch Retina display and are...

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12:10
Apple is planning a Theatrical Release of the Movie "...

In late September Patently Apple posted a report titled "Apple Lands a new Drama title 'Cherry' about a Former Army Medic who gets addicted to Oxycontin when returning to the U.S." Yesterday Vanity Fair was able to get the first look at Apple's new movie that will be in Theaters on February 26, 2021 and on Apple TV+ on March 12. The timing of the release is tied to the deadline for Oscar consideration

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09:41
Apple's Global Security Chief Indicted in Scheme to T...

Earlier this week, Apple's Chief Security Offier Thomas Moyer and others were charged in an expanding investigation involving the Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office over exchanging bribes for concealed gun permits, reported the Morgan Hill Times.

According to the investigation, Santa Clara County Undersheriff Rick Sung held back four concealed carry weapons permits for Apple's security team unless the company agreed to donate 200 iPads worth $75,000 to the Sheriff's Office. Rather than reporting the bribe request, Moyer was apparently set to facilitate the tech donation until the last moment when an investigation into the situation was started.Attorneys for Moyer and [insurance broker Harpreet Chadha] maintain their clients’ innocence, saying they were collateral damage in an ongoing political rivalry between [District Attorney Jeff] Rosen and Sheriff [Laurie...

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09:15
Reliable Leaker Suggests Redesigned MacBooks in 2021 Will...

Reliable leaker known as "L0vetodream" has today suggested on Twitter that redesigned MacBooks coming in the second half of 2021 will include models with both Apple Silicon chips and Intel processors.

The brief Tweet came in response to a MacRumors article from earlier today, which outlined a report from Ming-Chi Kuo claiming that Apple plans to release redesigned MacBook models with ‌Apple Silicon‌ in the second half of 2021.

not only for Silicon https://t.co/mEbI51qg11

— 有没有搞措 (@L0vetodream) November 25, 2020

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08:32
Xbox Boss Discusses Apple Arcade, App Store Fees, and Game...

Microsoft's executive vice president of gaming, Phil Spencer, has discussed Xbox's approach to Apple Arcade, App Store fees, and game streaming on iOS via Safari in a new interview with The Verge.

Earlier this year, Microsoft elected to withhold the launch of its Xbox games streaming service on iOS after it became clear that the project was no longer viable due to Apple's ‌App Store‌ restrictions. Eventually, Microsoft resolved to bypass Apple's restrictions by developing a browser-based solution.

When asked about the...

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06:08
Apple's Annual Holiday Ad Revolves Around 'The M...

Apple today shared its annual holiday ad on YouTube, titled "The magic of mini," showing how music can help improve your mood.

As noted by Adweek, this year's edition of the ad features rapper Tierra Whack arriving home to her apartment in a dreary state, but her mood quickly improves after the HomePod mini adds a colorful, miniature version of herself to the equation. "Turn up the holidays with HomePod mini," says Apple. "A little joy never sounded so big."

The full-size HomePod and AirPods Pro also make brief appearances during the ad.Related Roundup: HomePod miniTag: Apple adsBuyer's Guide: HomePod Mini (Buy Now)
This article, "...

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04:17
Twitter Says Account Verification to Return in Early 2021

Twitter will re-open account verification requests early next year, the company announced this week, bringing brand-new guidelines for users seeking the little tick next to their Twitter handle.

Rumors that Twitter has been working on a new verification system first appeared in June, but the company has now officially confirmed its return in a blog post, in which it asked for feedback on a draft proposal for verification.

"We plan to relaunch verification, including a new public application process, in early 2021," the company said. "But first, we need to update our verification policy with your help. This policy will lay the foundation for future improvements by defining what verification means, who is eligible for verification and why some accounts might lose verification to...

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03:44
Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo claims Demand for Apple's Top Pr...

On Monday Patently Apple posted a report that stated that "A pair of new Taiwan tech reports posted this afternoon confirm that the high-end iPhone 12 Pro and especially the iPhone 12 Pro Max are proving to be far more popular than previously expected and are currently out of stock globally."
Today Tianfeng International's analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is claiming the very same news plus...

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03:42
Some Apple M1 Mac Owners Reporting Bluetooth Connectivity...

A number of M1 Mac owners are reporting problems with Bluetooth connectivity on the new machines, ranging from intermittent disconnects of wireless peripherals to completely non-functional Bluetooth connections.

Some users with M1 MacBook Air, M1 MacBook Pro 13-inch, and M1 Mac mini models are variously seeing problems with both third-party accessories like Bluetooth mice, keyboards, and headphones, as well as Apple products such as AirPods, Magic Mouse and Magic Keyboard.

M1 owners have taken to the MacRumors forums and Reddit to discuss the glitches, and ‌Mac mini‌ owners appear to be worst affected, with the...

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02:20
Apple Reportedly Solves Widespread iCloud Music Library Sy...

Apple experienced ongoing server issues with its iCloud Music Library service over the last 72 hours, based on multiple user reports across the internet, leaving many Apple Music subscribers unable to access their music libraries. However, the problem appears to have been solved, at least for now.

Image via MacRumors forum member Nikonoclast

‌iCloud‌ Music Library allows PC, Mac and iOS users to store their personal music library online, by matching uploaded tracks to songs listed on the iTunes Store or uploading tracks directly if no match is available. The service is included as part of every ‌Apple Music‌ subscription, and is also available as a standalone service called iTunes Match.

However, reports of persistent ‌...

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Tuesday November 24

19:53
Kuo: Redesigned MacBooks With Apple Silicon to Launch in S...

Apple plans to release additional MacBook models with Apple Silicon in the second half of 2021, according to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, as part of the company's two-year transition away from Intel processors across its Mac lineup.

In a research note today, obtained by MacRumors, Kuo said that these MacBook models will feature a new design. Kuo did not specify which models these will be, but he previously claimed that redesigned 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models with Apple Silicon would launch in the late second quarter or third quarter of 2021.

Other rumored Apple Silicon Macs include a redesigned 24-inch iMac and a smaller version of the Mac Pro tower.

Apple's first Macs with its custom M1 chip, including the new MacBook Air, lower-end 13-inch MacBook Pro, and Mac mini, began...

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16:28
Apple Won 78 Patents Today with one patent covering work o...

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 78 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this particular report we cover a granted patent that works toward the IP69K rating, the next-stage in waterproofing for iDevices

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13:02
How to Install Any iPhone or iPad App on an M1 Mac

Apple's M1 Macs, which are the first to be powered by an Apple-designed Arm-based chip, are able to run iOS and iPadOS apps because of the common architecture between the different operating systems.

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Some iOS developers have been updating their apps to make them compatible with macOS, but there are ways to download apps that haven't been optimized and even apps that developers have prevented from being available on macOS. Watch our YouTube video for instructions, or read through the steps below.

Installing iOS and iPadOS Apps From the Mac App Store

In the Mac App Store, you can download many of the apps you've previously purchased on your iPhone or your...

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10:30
Apple Reminds Developers to Submit Privacy Info for '...

Apple today reminded developers to submit privacy information for their apps using App Store Connect, with that info set to be used for a new privacy label feature that will be added to each ‌App Store‌ app.

Apple announced the new privacy feature during WWDC, and it will see apps providing specific details on the information that is collected from users when an app is downloaded. Apple has likened the privacy feature to a nutritional label for apps, and developers are required to self-report the information.

Developers need to provide details on what types of data the app collects from customers and whether that data is linked to them or used to track them.

Apple is planning to roll out the privacy feature later in 2020, and as of December 8, will require newly submitted...

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10:17
Apple Shares Praise From Developers Happy With 15% App Sto...

Apple last week announced the launch of a new App Store Small Business Program that will see the company lowering its ‌App Store‌ fees for small business owners and independent developers. On January 1, 2021, all developers who earn less than $1 million from the ‌App Store‌ will pay a 15 percent commission to Apple instead of the standard 30 percent.

Apple today shared a press release that has a long list of quotes from app developers who are pleased with the changes. Apple has said that the new ‌App Store‌ Small Business Program will benefit the "vast majority" of developers, providing them with more revenue to grow their teams and improve their apps.

From Christian Selig, developer of the...

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07:40
Apple has won a Vehicle Window System Patent that allows o...

Today the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially granted Apple a patent that relates to a vehicle environment that provides the driver and passengers with a dynamic window system that offers privacy and tinting features.

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06:53
M1 Macs Able to Run Up to Six External Displays Using Disp...

It is possible to run up to six external displays from the M1 Mac mini, and five external displays from the M1 MacBook Air and MacBook Pro, with the aid of DisplayLink adapters, according to YouTuber Ruslan Tulupov. This far exceeds Apple's specified limits on external displays with the M1 Macs.

Apple's host of new M1 Macs are not capable of supporting as many external displays as their Intel-based predecessors by default. The previous Intel-based MacBook Air could run one external 6K or 5K display or up to two external 4K displays, and the...

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06:18
Apple wins a Patent for a Secondary Audio System for its F...

Today the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially granted Apple a patent that relates to Apple's future mixed reality headset or HMD device. More specifically, the invention relates to a secondary audio system. The HMD device will come with built-in speakers but it appears that Apple may have invented an accessory that will provide an advanced audio system in the...

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05:24
Apple Wins an HMD Patent that relates to Syncing a Second...

Today the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially granted Apple a patent relating to an AR/VR headset working in sync with a secondary device for a game for instance, wherein the second device could be seen in a virtual world as a sword, gun or other apparatus.

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04:34
HomePod Mini Shipping Times Slip into January Across Europ...

The availability of HomePod mini is now at its lowest since Apple's new smart speaker went on sale last month, with shipping times across Europe having already slipped into next year in many cases.

In the United Kingdom, France, and Spain, for example, the delivery time for a ‌HomePod mini‌ ordered today in either space gray or white is as long as five to six weeks, and in Germany has even slipped to between six and seven weeks, taking shipping into mid-January.

In fact, with the exception of the U.S. and India, global stocks of ‌HomePod mini‌ are so low right now that anyone seeking one for a holiday gift who has yet to get an order in is very likely going to be disappointed.

Wait times in the Asia Pacific region are less consistently pronounced but still relatively long, with ‌HomePod mini‌ shipping times in the first wave of launching countries, Hong Kong, Japan and Australia, ranging between...

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04:31
Apple Wins a Foldable Device Patent that reveals it relate...

On November 16 Patently Apple posted a report titled "A new Rumor Claims that Apple is working with Several Supply Chain Partners in Preparing for Future Foldable Devices." With that in mind, it's important to continually stay on top of Apple patent developments regarding future foldable devices. Today the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially granted Apple this particular invention their third patent regarding folding devices with a huge twist. The invention isn't for a foldable iPhone but rather a foldable iPad

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03:43
Apple Wins Patent for an Adaptive Input Surface that could...

Today the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially granted Apple relating to a touch-sensitive input device with an adaptable surface. While the input device may represent a virtual keyboard having haptic feedback, it may also provide users with a variety of interfaces that could control music or video applications, for instance.

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02:43
Apple Wins Patent for Finger Accessories that will assist...

In June of this year Patently Apple posted a patent application report titled "Apple Reveals Finger Sensor Devices for Future HMDs & Glasses to assist users touch & control Objects in AR/VR Environments & Beyond." Today the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially granted Apple this patent.

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02:17
Somfy Tahoma Gateway to Gain HomeKit Support From December...

European smart home company Somfy will make its Tahoma gateway hub HomeKit compatible from the beginning of next month, according to the iFun.de tech website.

The gateway is used to control the France-based company's shutters and blinds, including external blinds, vertical awnings, patio awnings and pergolas, so if the company sticks to its scheduled rollout, owners of these Somfy products will be able to control them via Apple's Home app from December 1.

According to the German tech website, Somfy is delivering the promised ‌HomeKit‌ support around a year late. Compatibility was reportedly planned for a 2019 rollout, but the update had to be postponed several times. Somfy security cameras, on the other hand, have been ‌HomeKit‌ compatible for some time...

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01:45
Apple Maps Transit Directions Go Live in Vienna, Austria

Apple appears to have updated its Maps coverage to add transit directions in Austria, with a focus on public transportation routes in and around the capital, Vienna.

Apple Maps users in the country can now select transit routes when getting directions between two locations, with U-Bahn and S-Bahn train routes included in the coverage.

iPhone-ticker.de notes that map options for other Austrian cities have also been expanded, although some regions still lack full coverage. Maps has integrated regional trains into its transit directions for Innsbruck, for example, but other modes of public transport in the area are still missing.

Transit directions were first added to ‌‌Apple Maps‌‌ in 2015 with the launch of iOS 9. Maps initially only offered transit information in a handful of cities, but over the...

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Monday November 23

16:04
Apple makes another App Store Fee Concession regarding Dig...

Apple said on Monday that companies that offer digital classes or virtual events through iPhone apps won’t have to use Apple’s App Store in-app purchases...

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15:40
Apple M1 Hands-On Comparison: MacBook Air vs. MacBook Pro...

Apple's M1 Macs are out in the wild now, but ahead of the holidays, you might still be trying to figure out which one to pick up, either for yourself or as a gift for someone else. We've got all three of the new Macs available, so we thought we'd give MacRumors readers a hands-on overview of each machine in our latest YouTube video.

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Price wise, the Mac mini is the cheapest of the bunch at $699, while the MacBook Air starts at $999 and the MacBook Pro starts at $1,299. With the ‌Mac mini‌ you do, of course, need to provide all of your own peripherals, including display, mouse, and keyboard at minimum.

If you already have those on hand, the ‌Mac mini‌ is potentially the way to go. For the...

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15:20
With Apple's Higher-End iPhone 12 Models in such Hot...

A pair of new Taiwan tech reports posted this afternoon confirm that the high-end iPhone 12 Pro and especially the iPhone 12 Pro Max are proving to be far more popular than previously expected and are currently out of stock globally.

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14:54
Video Demos Performance Differences Between 8GB and 16GB A...

All of the M1 Mac models use the same M1 chip, so the upgrade options are limited to SSD storage space and RAM. We haven't seen many comparisons that demonstrate the difference between a machine with 8GB RAM and the upgraded 16GB RAM option, but Max Tech today shared a video highlighting the performance between an 8GB MacBook Pro and a 16GB MacBook Pro.

The video includes a series of benchmark tests, ranging from Geekbench and Cinebench to RAW exporting tests. Geekbench and Cinebench benchmarks didn't demonstrate a difference in performance between the 8GB and 16GB models, but other tests designed to maximize RAM usage did show some differences.

A Max Tech Xcode benchmark that mimics compiling code saw the 16GB model score 122 compared to the 136 scored by the 8GB model, with the lower score being better.

The biggest difference was seen in an 8K RAW R3D to 4K export, which took the 8GB MacBook Pro 13.57 seconds to complete, while the 16GB MacBook Pro was able...

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14:01
Apple's Head of Security Indicted in Santa Clara Coun...

It's being reported by several sources that the head of global security for Apple is among the new defendants in a scheme to make large donations to the Sheriff's office in exchange for a concealed-weapons permit

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12:47
A Confusing S. Korean report suggests that the iPad Pro wi...

It's been known for some time now that Apple has plans to shift from LCD to mini-LED displays for their next-gen iPad Pro. Yet a new S. Korean report posted today sees it playing out much differently that's been reported to date.

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10:50
Anker's Black Friday Sale Begins With Many Discounts...

Anker today began discounting a wide variety of accessories as part of its Black Friday sales. This includes notable markdowns on portable batteries, wall chargers, Lightning cables, Bluetooth speakers, Eufy's smart home products, and more.

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.

All of the products listed below can be found on Amazon, and in most cases each discount has been automatically applied. In some cases, you'll need to check an on-page coupon in order to see the discount price, and we've marked such products in lists. All discounts shared below will last through November 29.

Portable Batteries

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10:33
Apple Extends Deadline Requiring Apps Offering Virtual Gro...

Apple in September tweaked its App Store rules surrounding in-app purchase requirements for realtime experiences, and as a result, apps that offer virtual events for more than a single person must use in-app purchases.

Apple was originally requiring apps to comply starting in December 2020, but the deadline has now been pushed out until June 30, 2021.As the world fights COVID-19, we recognize that adapting experiences from in-person to digital continues to be a top priority. Although apps are required to offer any paid online group event experiences (one-to-few and one-to-many realtime experiences) through in-app purchase in accordance with App Store Review guideline 3.1.1, we temporarily deferred this requirement with an original deadline of December 2020. To allow...

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10:14
Apple Shutting Down App Store Connect From December 23 to...

Apple shuts down App Store Connect for a week around the holidays each year in an effort to give ‌App Store‌ staff time off from work. This year, ‌App Store‌ Connect will be unavailable from December 23 to December 27.

With ‌App Store‌ Connect unavailable, Apple will not accept new apps or app updates, so all pricing changes and new app submissions need to be locked in before those dates for developers who want to offer discounts or new app content over the December holidays.

Developers usually offer sales and promotions ahead of when the ‌App Store‌ closes for the holidays, and those sales remain available until the ‌App Store‌ re-opens in late December.

Though ‌App Store‌ submissions will be unavailable, other ‌App Store‌ Connect tools will remain accessible to developers throughout the holiday period.Tags:...

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08:14
iPad Pro Said to Adopt OLED Displays in Late 2021 Followin...

Korean website The Elec today claimed that Apple plans to release at least one iPad Pro model with a Mini-LED display in the first half of 2021, as has been widely rumored for many months, but the report added an interesting new twist.

Following the release of the first iPad Pro model with Mini-LED backlighting in the first half of 2021, The Elec claims that Apple plans to release new iPad Pro models featuring OLED displays in the second half of the year. Samsung and LG are already in the process of developing the OLED displays for the iPad Pro, according to the report.

Many of the rumors to date have claimed that Mini-LED backlighting may be limited to a new high-end 12.9-inch iPad Pro launching around March, so it is possible that the rest of the iPad Pro lineup will continue to use...

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08:07
Black Friday Spotlight: Target Begins Week-Long Sale With...

We've been tracking early Black Friday deals in our dedicated Black Friday Roundup, and in an effort to prepare our readers for the big shopping event we're highlighting sales store-by-store in the lead-up to November 27.

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

Similar to Walmart, Target has been holding quite a few pre-Black Friday sales throughout November. Thanks to the release of its Black Friday circular recently, now we have a clear picture of all the deals you'll see if you choose to shop Target on Black Friday.

Target's Black Friday Schedule

Like other stores, Target's event is more of a week of sales rather than just one day. The retailer kicked...

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07:59
Waze Integration With CarPlay Dashboard in Beta Testing

Waze will soon integrate with Apple CarPlay's multiscreen dashboard, according to beta testers on the MacRumors forums.

Although it has not yet been officially announced, the feature is reportedly already in beta testing, and according to The Verge, also comes alongside in-app lane guidance for the first time. Waze, which is owned by Google, refused to comment to The Verge on the purported beta testing.

Previously, ‌CarPlay‌ required users to completely change between different app screens to see audio controls and other information while being directed to a destination. With the ‌CarPlay‌ dashboard, users can see a map, guidance information, and other contextual information such as currently...

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06:51
Foxconn's Plant in Wisconsin is set to Assemble Googl...

It's being reported today that Foxconn Technology Group plans to assemble key components for Google servers from its plant in Wisconsin

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06:23
Samsung is Bent on making Foldable Smartphones a winning F...

There was a lot of initial excitement behind Samsung's Galaxy Fold smartphone when it first arrived. Then came the nightmare reviews showing that the display was way too fragile, that it was buckling badly and even tearing. That was an instant buzz-kill and consumers stayed away. At the price of two durable iPhones, the leap to a folding phone was...

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06:05
Sonos Discounting Speakers, Sound Bars, and More for Black...

Sonos recently began its Black Friday sale, with new discounts on its speakers, sound bars, and more. These sales take up to $200 off Sonos' products, and also include a few combo sets if you're looking to set up a home audio entertainment area.

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

The new Sonos sale will run all week and end on Monday, November 30. Some speakers do have delayed shipping estimates due to demand, so products like the Sonos Move in black won't ship out until November 27, but most other devices are available to ship today.

Solo Products

  • Move - $299, down from $399
  • Beam - $299, down from $399
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05:12
Linus Torvalds would love to own a new M1 MacBook Air, but...

Earlier this month, Apple revealed its own ARM-based M1 processor, along with new MacBooks and a desktop Mac Mini powered by this chip. In a recent interview Apple's SVP of Software Engineering Craig Federighi said that "running ARM Linux of many vintages runs great in virtualization on M1 Macs." Yet for Linus Torvalds, that's not...

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04:10
iPhone Assembler Pegatron Reportedly Readies $150m Investm...

Apple assembly partner Pegatron's board of directors is said to have approved a proposal to spend $150 million to build a manufacturing plant in India.

The new facility is expected to begin production in the second half of next year or in early 2022, with more investments planned in the country over the next two years, reported India's Economic Times, citing unnamed executives.

Pegatron, Apple's second-largest iPhone assembler after Foxconn, registered its India subsidiary in July, and said that the global health crisis had made it hard for staff to visit India, which had resulted in delays. The facility would be the company's first to be established in the country, and would likely be involved in future ‌iPhone‌ assembly.

Pegatron has been cleared to take part in...

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02:53
Apple Offering Up to $150 Gift Card With Select Products o...

Apple has announced its annual four-day shopping event, offering customers up to a $150 Apple Store gift card with the purchase of select products between Black Friday and Cyber Monday in the United States.

The gift card values in the United States are as follows:

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01:30
Twitter Bug Lets Fleets Be Viewed and Downloaded Long Afte...

Twitter's new ephemeral tweets, or "fleets," have been hit by a bug that allows them to be accessed long after their supposed 24-hour expiration time, less than a week after the feature launched.

Fleets are short stories made up of photos or videos with overlaying text. Much like stories on Instagram or Facebook, fleets are located at the top of the Twitter timeline.

According to Techcrunch, the bug allowed fleets to be viewed and downloaded by other users without notifying their creator. Details of the bug were posted in a series of tweets over the weekend. Twitter soon acknowledged the issue and says a fix is on the way.

“We're aware of a bug accessible through a technical workaround where some Fleets media URLs may be accessible after 24 hours," a Twitter spokesperson told TechCrunch...

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00:25
Safari Translation Feature Reportedly Working in Additiona...

Apple appears to be rolling out its Safari webpage translation to more countries. According to iPhoneSoft, iOS users in France have reported gaining access to the feature, and tips sent to MacRumors suggest Mac users in Sweden are also seeing it show up for the first time.

Apple introduced Safari's machine translation earlier this year when it debuted iOS 14 and macOS Big Sur at WWDC in June.

The feature allows users to translate the language of websites viewed in Apple's native browser; it can translate Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish.

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Sunday November 22

15:30
Apple Provides Instructions to Fix macOS Reinstallation Er...

Shortly after the launch of Apple's new M1 Macs, we saw reports that attempts to restore and reinstall macOS on those machines right away could result in an installation error that would leave your Mac non-functional.

Specifically, the error message would read: "An error occurred preparing the update. Failed to personalize the software update. Please try again."

Over the weekend, Apple posted detailed instructions for users experiencing this issue. Specifically it seems the issue arises if you erase/restore your Mac before upgrading to macOS Big Sur 11.0.1.If you erased your Mac with Apple M1 chip before updating to ‌macOS Big Sur‌ 11.0.1, you might be unable to reinstall macOS from macOS Recovery. A message might say “An error occurred while...

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14:37
Black Friday Week Kicks Off With Up to $150 Savings on 202...

As we head into Black Friday week, we're seeing some of the best deals of the season so far, with Amazon and Best Buy today discounting the latest iPad Pro models by up to $150 at the lowest prices we've ever tracked on these models.

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.

For the 11-inch iPad Pro, we're generally seeing 128GB models marked down by $69, 256GB and 512GB models marked down by $99, and 1TB models marked down by $149. This applies to both Wi-Fi and cellular models at each capacity. A selection of models is linked below, but click through and select your preferred configuration of color, capacity, and connectivity.

  • Wi-Fi 128GB - $729.99 at...
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11:21
The Board of Apple Supplier Pegatron has Approved an Inves...

In July Patently Apple posted a report titled "Apple Supplier Pegatron is the next to open an iPhone Plant in India in 2021." The report noted that Pegatron is the second-largest iPhone assembler and depends on Apple for more than half of its business. Like its peers, it will set up in the south of India. There was little other information on that Pegatron news. Today we're learning that Pegatron's board...

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10:54
A Google Patent points to their Soli Motion Technology bei...

Google introduced their Soli technology in their Pixel 4 smartphone that Google described as a miniature radar that understands human motions at various scales: from the tap of your finger to the movements of your body. While Google dropped Soli for the Pixel 5, Google said it would return. However, they didn't say where it would return. A new Google patent actually illustrates ...

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09:25
Rumor Claims iOS 15 to Drop Support for iPhone 6s and Orig...

Apple will drop support for the iPhone SE, iPhone 6s, and ‌iPhone‌ 6s Plus in next year's release of iOS 15, according to a rumor shared today by Israeli site The Verifier.

If the rumor is accurate, that would mean iOS 15 will be compatible with the following Apple devices:

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08:22
TSMC Reveals a Major Breakthrough Process coming to their...

Last Wednesday Patently Apple posted a report titled "Samsung Vows to overtake TSMC's Chip Business by 2022 and Aims to Win back Apple's chip Business." The report noted that Samsung aims to overtake TSMC in 2022 with a breakthrough process coming to 3nm processors. We're now learning that TSMC has their own breakthrough leap frogging Samsung's process for 2nm processors due to arrive in ....

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07:11
The Washington Post Claims that Apple is Lobbying against...

In March 2020 Patently Apple (PA) posted a report titled "China sells Muslim minority workers to Factories making U.S. Products for Apple, Nike, Adidas and others." It was noted in the report that dozens of popular companies including Apple, Nike, Adidas, Uniqlo and Skechers had suppliers linked to forced labor in China involving Muslim minorities such as Uyghurs and Kazakhs. We're now learning that Apple is lobbying against a U.S. Bill aimed at stopping forced labor in Chinese factories and work camps.

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02:53
iFixit Shares iPhone 12 Pro Max Teardown Revealing L-Shape...

In the last of its iPhone 12 series teardowns, iFixit has published its iPhone 12 Pro Max disassembly, which reveals some unique differences in the design of the internals, including the full extent of the larger camera system responsible for the improved low-light performance on Apple's largest iPhone to date.

On opening the ‌iPhone 12 Pro‌ Max, the first obvious difference compared to the ‌iPhone 12 Pro‌ is the presence of an L-shaped battery, which Apple first used in the iPhone 11 Pro Max. That's in contrast to the ‌iPhone 12 Pro‌'s more rectangular-shaped battery, which rumors...

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02:02
Universal Electronics Offers Alternative Apple TV Remote t...

Universal Electronics has announced its own take on Apple's divisive Apple TV Remote that's "specifically developers and designed" for cable, satellite, and MVPD (multichannel video program distributor) customers, according to the company (via The Verge).

The UEI Remote uses Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) connectivity together with Infrared to provide universal control, and offers ‌Apple TV‌ users content search and control via Siri and a program guide button for live TV viewing functions, along with separate volume and channel rockers and traditional media playback buttons.

In addition to featuring Apple's MFi...

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Saturday November 21

12:02
Apple's Craig Federighi and Johny Srouji Describe the...

An article surfaced yesterday that focused on the story behind Apple's new M1 processor caused a stir when Apple's SVP Software Craig Federighi said that it was possible for Windows to run natively on M1 Macs. How realistic is that possibility?

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10:00
Black Friday 2020: Best Apple Deals to Plan For

In the lead-up to Black Friday next week, we've been putting a spotlight on the best deals coming from various retailers like Best Buy and Walmart. In an effort to further prepare our readers for the best Black Friday deals, we're breaking down what we think should be on your radar for Black Friday in 2020.

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

AirPods Pro

  • What's the deal? AirPods Pro at their lowest price ever of $169.00 ($80 off)
  • Where can I get it? Walmart (...
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06:00
Top Stories: Apple M1 Macs and HomePod Mini Launch, iOS 14...

It was a week full of unboxings this week, with Apple's new M1-based Macs and the HomePod mini making their way into customers' hands for the first time. We're seeing impressive performance from all of the new products, and it'll be super interesting what Apple is able to do with its higher-powered Macs as the transition to Apple Silicon continues.

This week also saw the release of a special iOS 14.2.1 update for the iPhone 12 lineup to address a few early bugs on those devices, and Apple announced a new App Store program that will cut its commission in half for developers who earned under $1 million from the App Store in the previous year. Read on for all of the details on these stories and more!

First Apple M1 Macs Begin Arriving to Customers

The first Macs with Apple's custom M1 chip began arriving to customers Tuesday, and there has been quite a bit of...

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03:16
Windows Migration Assistant Updated for macOS Big Sur

Apple overnight updated its Windows Migration Assistant software to include compatibility with macOS Big Sur.

As spotted by iMore, version 2.3.0.0 of the utility provides support for users looking to migrate their data from a Windows PC to Apple's latest Mac operating system.

The assistant transfers users' contacts, calendars, email accounts, and more from a Windows machine and migrates the data to the appropriate places in macOS. After the process has been performed, Apple advises users to authorize their Mac for iTunes Store purchases. For more information, consult Apple's updated support article.

Released on November 12, ‌macOS Big Sur‌‌‌ is a major update that brings a redesigned...

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Friday November 20

13:13
Astropad and Luna Display Updated With M1 Mac Support

Astropad today announced that its Luna Display and Astropad software have been updated with support for Apple's new M1 Macs.

Luna Display is an adapter that allows a Mac or an iPad to be used as a secondary display for a main Mac, while Astropad is software that lets an ‌iPad‌ be used as a secondary display or drawing tablet for a Mac.

The software updates allow Astropad and Luna Display to run faster on M1 Macs with lower encoding times.

Here in the Astropad labs, we're working on adding Apple Silicon support to our products and the results are phenomenal!

Check out this video of Luna Display running on...

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12:16
Leather Sleeve for iPhone 12 Models Now Available From App...

Apple today began selling the Leather Sleeve for the new iPhone 12 models, with the accessory having first been announced alongside the updated iPhones in October.

Priced at $129, the Leather Sleeve is not a case and is designed to be removed when the iPhone is in use. It features a cutout at the front that displays the time, and it comes with a matching leather strap. According to Apple, it is made from "specially tanned and finished European leather" that's soft to the touch and develops a patina over time.

The sleeve is designed to fit tightly around the ‌iPhone‌, protecting it from scratches and drops. The inside has a pocket for a credit card or ID, and charging is possible through the sleeve with Apple's MagSafe Charger....

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12:13
Deals: Nomad's Early Black Friday Sale Takes 30% Off...

Nomad today kicked off its Black Friday sale, which will run through Tuesday, December 2. During this time, the entire Nomad site will be 30 percent off and no code will be needed to take advantage of the discount.

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

Additionally, there will be timed 48-hour collection sales that increase the discount to 40 percent off select items in each collection. In the outlet section of the site, you'll find savings of as much as 70 percent off as well.

30% OFF SITEWIDENomad's Black Friday Sale

The specific discounts of the collection sales won't appear until the day they begin, but you won't need special discount codes for these either. As an idea of the savings you can take...

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11:57
Craig Federighi: Native Windows on M1 Macs is 'Really...

Following the release of the M1 Macs Apple executives have been doing interviews with a range of publications, and today, Ars Technica published another interview with software engineering chief Craig Federighi, hardware technologies lead Johny Srouji, and marketing VP Greg Joswiak.

Much of the interview focuses on topics that the three have already covered in prior discussions, but there is an interesting tidbit from Federighi on Microsoft and Windows on the M1 Macs. Right now, the M1 Macs do not support Windows and there is no Boot Camp feature as there is on Intel Macs, but Windows support is a feature that many would like to see.

Federighi says Windows on M1...

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Apple’s Cyber Monday 2020 event is now live and runs through Monday night. Receive a free $150 Apple Store gift card with the purchase of select Macs and $50-$100 with various iPads. Get a $50 Apple... Read more
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Apple’s new 2020 13″ MacBook Airs with M1 Apple Silicon CPUs are now on sale at B&H Photo for $100-$110 off MSRP, starting at $999, as part of their Cyber Monday 2020 sales event. Free expedited... Read more
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B&H Photo has new 2020 10.9″ Apple iPad Airs in stock and on sale today for up to $50 off MSRP as part of their Cyber Monday 2020 sale. Many configurations are in stock today, and expedited... Read more
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B&H Photo has 16″ MacBook Pros on sale today for $300-$400 off Apple’s MSRP, starting at $2099, as part of their Cyber Monday 2020 sale. Expedited shipping is free to many addresses in the US.... Read more
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Apple reseller B&H Photo has clearance 2020 13″ 1.4GHz Intel-based MacBook Pros on sale today for $1099, $200 off Apple’s original MSRP, as part of their Cyber Monday 2020 sale. Expedited... Read more
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