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Thursday August 11

11:36
Shazam App for Mac Gains Apple Silicon Support, New Icon

Apple today updated its Shazam app for the Mac for the first time in two years, introducing Apple silicon support for M1 and M2 Macs and adding a refreshed icon that is in line with the look of macOS Monterey.

The Shazam app for Mac is now using Apple's universal binary so it runs natively on both Intel Macs and those that have Apple-designed chips inside.

Apple finalized its purchase of Shazam back in 2018, but the Mac app has received few updates since then, making this the most notable update since the acquisition.

The Shazam app adds an icon to the Mac's menu bar that can be clicked to identify a song that is playing. The functionality is built into Siri so Mac...

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07:59
Amazon's Redesigned Prime Video App Now Available for...

Amazon today updated its Prime Video app for the Apple TV with a redesigned interface that looks similar to other streaming service apps.

Amazon's redesigned Prime Video app via The Verge

Like the Netflix app, the redesigned Prime Video app has a new vertical navigation bar along the left side and a top 10 list of popular series and movies on the service. Prime Video Channels subscriptions like AMC+ and Paramount+, sports, and live TV content are all more prominently featured, and there are larger visuals across the app.

The long-awaited update to the Prime Video app is available through the tvOS App Store on all Apple TV 4K and Apple TV HD models.

HBO Max also updated its Apple...

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07:20
While Apple hasn't updated their Beddit Sleep Trackin...

In 2017 Apple acquired Beddit, a company that developed a Sleep Tracking device back in 2017. Since that time Apple's engineers have advanced the technology that may be used in future versions of the monitoring system. Today the US Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that updates the original 2017 patent that was never covered by Patently Apple. Will Apple advance their Beddit product or continue to shift their focus more on Sleep Tracking in watchOS going forward?

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07:19
Batteries App Brings iOS 16's New Battery Percentage...

Just a few days after Apple reintroduced a battery percentage icon on the latest iPhones, developer Rony Fadel has updated his popular Batteries app with a new option to enable a similar looking battery percentage icon in the Mac's menu bar.

As on the iPhone, the battery percentage appears inside the battery icon on the Mac for a consistent appearance across iOS and macOS. The existing battery indicator on the Mac can be disabled in the System Settings app in the Battery menu.

Starting with the fifth developer beta of iOS 16, it is once again possible to view an iPhone's battery percentage in the status bar without having to swipe down to open Control Center. The feature is available on most iPhones with a notch, with the exception of the iPhone 12...

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06:51
iPhone 14 Suppliers Reportedly Feeling Uncertain About Dem...

Suppliers for the upcoming iPhone 14 reportedly feel uncertain about how high demand will be for Apple's upcoming flagship lineup, according to supply chain sources speaking to DigiTimes.

A paywalled preview of a full story set to be published tomorrow says "uncertainty remains about demand for the new models between the end of the fourth quarter and the beginning of first-quarter 2023." Apple and its suppliers have been ramping up shipments of components ahead of mass production, which is expected to begin later this month.

Despite suppliers' uncertain sentiment, Apple is expecting the ‌iPhone 14‌ series to perform quite well. Just last week, it was reported that Apple had informed suppliers to increase iPhone 14...

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06:17
Deals: Get AirPods for $99.99 and AirPods Pro for $179.99...

Today we're tracking a pair of discounts on the AirPods 2 and AirPods Pro, and both deals are in stock and ready to ship from Amazon.

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.

AirPods 2

Starting with the AirPods 2, you can get the headphones for $99.99, down from $129.00. This is the second-best price that we've tracked on the AirPods 2 in 2022, following the record low discount we saw during Prime Day.

$29 OFFAirPods 2 for $99.99

This is the model of AirPods that comes with the Wired Charging Case. Apple discontinued the AirPods 2 with the Wireless Charging Case so we haven't seen any notable deals on that accessory...

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05:43
Apple Delaying Telegram From Releasing Major App Store Upd...

Telegram's CEO, Pavel Durov, is lashing out against Apple over the company's "obscure" App Store review process that is delaying Telegram from releasing an update to its app that will "revolutionize how people express themselves in messaging."

In his Telegram channel, Durov says that an update to Telegram for iOS that will change how people communicate has been stuck in Apple's ‌App Store‌ review process for over two weeks, with no communication from the company over why or when it will be approved. Durov points out that if an app as popular as Telegram receives this treatment, one can "imagine the difficulties experienced by smaller app developers."

For example, our upcoming update – which is about to revolutionize how people express themselves in messaging – has been stuck in Apple's "review" for two weeks, without explanation or any feedback provided by Apple....

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05:08
Apple marks 40 years in Australia with New Commitments to...

Apple announced this morning that to mark Apple’s 40 years in Australia, the company is introducing new initiatives that will help protect the environment and create opportunity in communities across the country.

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04:36
Future Apple Pencil may gain new 'Sliding' and...

Today the US Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that relates to next-gen Apple Pencil features. One such feature is referred to as a 'rolling gesture' feature as our cover graphic depicts.

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03:11
Apple Invents an advanced Matte Finish Process for future...

In September 2019 Patently Apple posted a report titled "A new Apple patent suggests that they may have used a Metallic Glass for the iPhone 11 Pro's Textured Surface." The patent never identified the specific type of "metal glass" it was using. Today, a new Apple patent describes a zirconia-based ceramic that could be used on the body or glass of future iDevices and Macs.

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02:33
Sonos Delays Release of More Affordable 'Sub Mini...

Sonos announced its third quarter earnings this week, during which it all but confirmed that its long-awaited Sub Mini subwoofer won't be coming as soon as originally planned.

Leaked in May by The Verge, the Sub Mini is a small cylindrical subwoofer that is expected to be more affordable than the current $749 Sonos Sub. The Sub Mini will wirelessly pair with the company's existing soundbar lineup, including the Ray, the second-generation Beam, and the Arc.

A month after the leak, the Sub Mini appeared on the FCC in June, suggesting the wait between filing and commercial release would follow Sonos' typical timeline. But it looks as if the Sub Mini has been delayed until the first fiscal quarter of 2023.

A Sonos spokesperson confirmed the news to ...

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02:09
Here's How the Samsung Galaxy Fold 4 Compares to Five...

Samsung yesterday announced its latest flagship foldable phone, the Galaxy Fold 4. The new foldable is the company's fourth foldable handset and comes just weeks before Apple plans to announce the iPhone 14.

The Fold 4, compared to last year's Fold 3, has minor tweaks and improvements to build quality, display, user interface, and cameras. Here we've compared five Galaxy Fold 4 features with new features expected for the upcoming ‌iPhone 14‌.

New Display Material

The Galaxy Fold 4 utilizes Samsung's latest display technology and the company's M12 material set. The new display material, compared to past generations, offers richer colors and improved brightness.

According to a report from The Elec, that same material set is rumored to...

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01:37
Apple's TV Studio has signed an agreement with Futuro...

In 2021 Spotify overtook Apple Podcasts as the biggest US Podcast platform and Apple has been stepping up its spending on original podcasts ever since. It's being reported that Apple just signed an agreement with Futuro Studios...

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01:02
The Epic Games v. Apple Private Antitrust Lawsuit has been...

It's being reported today that the technology industry's most important private antitrust lawsuit in history--Epic Games v. Apple has been scheduled for October

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Wednesday August 10

23:00
Apple Invests in Original Podcasts With the Potential to A...

Apple has stepped up its investment in original podcast content by signing an agreement with Pulitzer Prize-winning production company Futuro Studios, Bloomberg reports.

The deal stipulates that Apple will fund development and production of podcasts, and then have the first option to turn them into a film or TV show for its Apple TV+ service.

Apple has ramped up its podcast production output over the past couple of years, generating spinoffs of some of its original television and movie content, such as the For All Mankind podcast, but also seeking to purchase original podcast programs that could tie into future TV+ shows.

Apple has discussed similar arrangements with other podcast production studios and spent up to $10 million on the push so far,...

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14:09
Disney Raising Price of Disney+ Subscription to $10.99 and...

Disney today announced that it is increasing the cost of its ad-free Disney+ subscription by 38 percent, raising the price from $7.99 per month to $10.99 per month. This is the most significant price increase Disney has introduced since the 2019 launch of the service.

The price of the ad-free plan is increasing to $10.99 per month because Disney is also launching a new ad-supported tier that will be available for $7.99 per month. The price change and the new ad-supported streaming tier will go into effect on Thursday, December 8.

Disney will also increase the price of Hulu without ads by $2, so it will be $14.99 per month instead of $12.99, with that change being implemented on October 10. Hulu with ads will see a price increase too, going from $6.99 to $7.99 per month.

For current customers, the Disney+ bundle that includes Hulu and ESPN+...

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14:00
Apple Cracks Down on Websites Sharing iOS 16 Developer Bet...

Two websites that provided download links for pre-release Apple software like iOS 16, iPadOS 16, macOS Ventura, and tvOS 16 have shut down in recent weeks, including BetaProfiles.com and IPSW.dev. Both websites are no longer accessible.

In a tweet, BetaProfiles.com said it shut down to avoid a "legal battle with Apple," but it's not clear if the website (or IPSW.dev) actually received any threat of legal action from Apple or if the websites shut down on a precautionary basis. Apple, BetaProfiles.com, and IPSW.dev did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

Hi everyone, I just wanted to say that BetaProfiles will be shutting down soon, I just don't want to get into a legal battle with Apple. BetaProfiles social media will remain as a place to discuss beta updates. Thanks guys so much ❤️

— Beta Profiles (@BetaProfiles) August 10, 2022...

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11:58
Analysis Suggests Instagram Tracks User Web Activity Throu...

A new analysis of the Instagram app has suggested that every time a user clicks a link within the app, Instagram is capable of monitoring all of their interactions, text selections, and even text input, such as passwords and private credit card details within websites inside the app.

The analysis conducted by Felix Krause found that both Instagram and Facebook on iOS use their own in-app browser, rather than the one offered by Apple for third-party apps. Most apps use Apple's Safari for loading websites, but Instagram and Facebook have been using their own in-app browser to load websites within the app.

With their custom-built browser, still based on WebKit, Instagram and Facebook inject a tracking JavaScript code named "Meta Pixel" into all links and websites shown. With that code, Meta has total freedom to track users'...

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11:14
iPhone 14 Pro Predicted to Start With Increased 256GB Stor...

Earlier today, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo claimed iPhone 14 Pro models will be more expensive than iPhone 13 Pro models. Kuo did not reveal exact pricing, but he said that the average selling price of all four iPhone 14 models will increase by about 15% overall.

While higher prices would be disappointing for customers, it is possible the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max will offer increased storage in return for the extra cost. In June, Taiwanese research firm TrendForce predicted that iPhone 14 Pro models could start with 256GB of storage, compared to 128GB for iPhone 13 Pro models. However, the chart said the storage amounts were still "TBD" at the time, so we'll have to wait and see.

Other rumored upgrades for iPhone 14 Pro models include a...

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09:36
Actor Jon Hamm Joins the cast of the Apple TV+ Drama...

Jon Hamm is joining season three of Apple TV+’s The Morning Show and Apple is working on a Steve Martin Documentary.

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09:17
iOS 16 Will Show Live Scores From NBA, MLB, and Premier Le...

One of iOS 16's most useful new features is Live Activities, which are essentially live notifications on the Lock Screen. The new feature will allow users to keep track of things happening in real time, such as the score of a sports game, the progress of an Uber ride, or the status of a food delivery order, right from the Lock Screen.

Live Activities will be available for NBA, MLB, and Premier League games in select countries, according to fine print on the iOS 16 features page. Apple says Live Activities for the NBA and Premier League games will be available in the U.S. and Canada, while Live Activities for MLB games will be available in a wider group of countries, including the U.S., Canada, Australia, U.K., Brazil, Mexico, Japan, and South Korea.

During its WWDC keynote in June, Apple also previewed Live Activities for the Uber and Nike Run Club apps, and Apple shows a Live Activity for Starbucks on...

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08:22
Kuo: Apple to Increase Prices of iPhone 14 Pro Models

Apple plans to increase the prices of iPhone 14 Pro models compared to iPhone 13 Pro models, according to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

Kuo did not reveal exact pricing for the iPhone 14 Pro models. However, in a tweet today, he estimated that the average selling price of the iPhone 14 lineup as a whole will increase by about 15% compared to the iPhone 13 lineup.

In the United States, the iPhone 13 Pro starts at $999 and the iPhone 13 Pro Max starts at $1,099. If there were to be a 10% price increase to the Pro models, the iPhone 14 Pro could start at $1,099, while the iPhone 14 Pro Max could start at $1,199. However, the exact price increase for the Pro models remains to be seen.

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Hon Hai/Foxconn is one of the winners of the increased ASP of iPhone 14 series. I estimated iPhone 14 series ASP would increase by about 15% (vs. iPhone 13 series ASP) to $1,000-1,050 (USD...

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08:07
Samsung introduced new foldables, earbuds with spatial-aud...

This morning, Samsung introduced a refresh of their foldable devices, Galaxy Watches and Galaxy Buds2 Pro. An eye-opener for me during Samsung’s keynote was when they introduced their new Galaxy Watch5 Pro for sport enthusiasts that uses a new titanium body and temperature sensor, features that are reportedly coming to Apple Watch 8, according to rumors.

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06:51
Deals: Apple's 2022 iPad Air on Sale for $559 on Amaz...

Amazon is discounting Apple's 64GB Wi-Fi iPad Air (2022) down to $559.00 in four colors, from $599.00. This deal has been applied automatically and does not require a coupon code.

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.

The 64GB Wi-Fi iPad Air is available in Blue, Pink, Purple, and Space Gray at this price, and Starlight is slightly higher at $569.99. We've tracked a better deal on the 2022 iPad Air earlier in the year, down to around $549, but today's deal on Amazon has been far more consistent of a sale and it's still a solid second-best price.

$40 OFF64GB Wi-Fi iPad Air for $559.00

Apple updated the iPad Air lineup this past March,...

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06:05
Samsung Launches New Galaxy Z Flip 4 and Galaxy Z Fold 4 S...

Samsung today announced the launch of its next-generation foldable smartphones, including the Galaxy Z Flip 4 and the Galaxy Z Fold 4. Samsung has been producing foldable devices since 2019, so these new smartphones represent four years of development.

The Galaxy Z Flip 4 features a 120Hz 6.7-inch AMOLED display and it folds out vertically. When closed, there is a 1.9-inch AMOLED display for showing the time, notifications, and other at-a-glance information. There's a fingerprint sensor at the side for biometric authentication, and compared to the prior-generation model, the Z Flip 4 offers a more slimmed down hinge, straighter edges, and a glossy metal frae with a hazed back glass.

The Z Flip 4 features a dual rear camera setup with 12-...

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05:55
The Korea Communications Commission to begin a new probe i...

In March Patently Apple posted a report titled “South Korea has approved a new App Store Law that will force Apple and Google to offer alternative payment options.” Then in July, a FOSS Patents report pointed to both Apple and Google testing the limits of the new Korean Law on app payment systems by charging 26% commission that renders use of alternative payment systems unprofitable. Today, a new probe in Apple...

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05:39
'High-Accuracy' Apple Watch Temperature Sensor R...

Apple has been granted a patent for a temperature sensor suitable for the Apple Watch, just weeks before the company is expected to unveil the Apple Watch Series 8 with body temperature sensing capabilities.

The newly granted patent, spotted by MyHealthyApple, was filed with the United States Patent and Trademark Office and is titled "Temperature gradient sensing in electronic devices." While the wording of the patent suggests that it can apply to any device, the only device depicted in the patent's illustrations is clearly the Apple Watch, potentially hinting what specific application Apple has in mind for the technology.

Apple's patent protects an electronic device housing that encloses a temperature sensing system...

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05:15
A Senior Needham and Company Analyst states that Apple and...

It’s being reported that Apple and Amazon have thrown billions of dollars at sports media rights over the last few months, outbidding traditional competitors and spiraling the streaming wars into its next stage of battle.

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04:34
Here's Why the iPhone Battery Status Icon in iOS 16 I...

In the latest iOS 16 beta, Apple has updated the status bar battery icon on iPhones with Face ID to display the exact percentage remaining rather than just a visual representation of battery level, and while the change has been largely welcomed, some users are unhappy with the way it has been implemented.

In iOS 15 and earlier, battery percent has not been present on iPhones that have ‌Face ID‌ because of the lack of space on either side of the notch that houses the TrueDepth camera hardware. The new design adds the specific battery level to the battery icon, providing a better idea of battery status at a glance.

In Apple's latest design, the white battery icon remains completely filled in as the battery level gradually depletes. When the semi-transparent percentage reaches 20% or lower, a fifth of the battery icon turns red and the rest of the icon becomes semi-transparent, while...

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04:08
iPhone 14 Is Just a Few Weeks Away: Three Tips to Prepare...

The launch of the new iPhone 14 is just a few weeks away, meaning millions of iPhone customers will soon upgrade their existing ‌iPhone‌ or perhaps get an ‌iPhone‌ for the first time.

Exclusive MacRumors iPhone 14 Pro renders by graphic designer Ian Zelbo

Whether upgrading from an older model or this is your first ‌iPhone‌, we've rounded up a few tips to help you prepare for the next flagship ‌iPhone‌ and whether or not you'll want to upgrade.

Consider Your Trade-In Options

One of the most common ways customers purchase a new ‌iPhone‌ is through trade-in, which lets them receive credit for purchasing a new phone. How much credit you'll receive depends on several factors, including the model of your current phone and its condition.

Apple itself offers trade-in...

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03:01
Four iOS Safari Extensions to Make the Web Less Annoying

Constant pop-ups, annoying forms, and frustrating website behaviors can make browsing and using the web an unpleasant experience. Thankfully on iOS, iPadOS, and macOS, several Safari extensions help turn the experience around.

We've listed some Safari extensions that you may not have known about that can help remove annoyances and make a pleasant Safari experience.

No More Cookies

Perhaps the most universally dreaded web pop-up is: "This website uses cookies. Accept or Reject?" Virtually every website shows users a form to consent to using cookies as they browse that website. While it may be helpful for some to have granular controller over the use of cookies on each website they visit, there is likely to be a better solution for many.

Super Agent for Safari is an extension that automatically fills out the cookies consent form on each website you visit, meaning you'll no longer see those annoying pop-ups. The Super Agent for Safari app lets you...

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Tuesday August 9

14:33
Apple Could Ink Deal for Big Ten Streaming Rights

Apple is in talks to secure a deal for a Big Ten college football and basketball streaming package, according to The Athletic. Both Apple and Amazon are said to be vying for the streaming rights, with Apple joining the negotiations following news that USC and UCLA will join the league in 2024.

Big Ten media rights are expected to go to CBS and NBC in addition to Fox for live games, but the streaming package could potentially go to Apple or Amazon. At the current time, there's no word on how a streaming package will be structured, but it could be similar to Friday night MLB games or the NFL's weekly Amazon Prime package.

Apple has been investing heavily in live sports in recent months to increase the appeal of Apple TV+. Apple has...

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11:38
Apple TV+ has announced a new 6-part dramedy titled ‘Land...

Apple TV+ today announced a six-episode series order for “Land of Women,” the new dramedy inspired by award-winning author Sandra Barneda’s bestselling novel of the same name, plus...

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10:10
Apple Seeds Third Public Beta of macOS 13 Ventura

Apple today seeded the third beta of macOS Ventura to its public beta testing group, allowing non-developers to test the new ‌macOS Ventura‌ operating system ahead of its release. The third beta comes two weeks after the second public beta and it corresponds with the fifth developer beta.

Public beta testers can download the macOS 13 Ventura update from the Software Update section of the System Preferences app after installing the proper profile from Apple's beta software website.

‌macOS Ventura‌ introduces Stage Manager, a new multi-tasking option for focusing on a task while having other apps waiting in the wings. Stage Manager puts your main app front and center, tucking your other apps to the side for quick access.

Continuity Camera allows you to...

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10:05
Apple Seeds Third Public Betas of iOS 16 and iPadOS 16

Apple today seeded the third betas of iOS 16 and iPadOS 16 to public beta testers, opening up the ‌iOS 16‌ beta testing process to the general public. Today's beta comes two weeks after the second public beta, and it corresponds with the fifth developer beta.

Public beta testers who have signed up for Apple's free beta testing program can download the second ‌iOS 16‌ and ‌iPadOS 16‌ betas over the air after installing the proper certificate from the Public Beta website.

‌iOS 16‌ brings an overhauled Lock Screen with customizable wallpapers, time, and widgets, plus notifications have been updated to roll in from the bottom of the display. Multiple Lock Screens are supported and can be linked with Focus modes.

The Messages...

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10:04
Apple Seeds Third watchOS 9 Public Beta

Apple today seeded the third beta of an upcoming watchOS 9 update to its public beta testing group, allowing non-developers to experience the new watch software ahead of its fall release. The new beta comes two weeks after the second beta, and it corresponds to the fifth developer beta.

The ‌watchOS 9‌ update can be downloaded after upgrading your iPhone to the public beta version of iOS 16. After installing ‌iOS 16‌, the proper ‌watchOS 9‌ profile from Apple's beta software website must also be installed.

The software can be accessed by going to General > Software Update in the Apple Watch app on ‌iPhone‌. To update, ‌Apple Watch‌ needs to have 50...

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10:00
Shop Even More Back To School Apple Accessory Deals From S...

Last week we shared back to school discounts on Apple-related accessories from numerous retailers, and this week we're tracking sales coming from a new crop of companies like Satechi and Anker.

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.

Satechi

Starting with Satechi, you can get 20 percent off sitewide with the code B2S20. This sale will run through August 14.

Satechi is known for its wireless chargers, USB-C hubs, keyboards, cables, and other accessories, many of which are compatible with Apple products like the MacBook Pro, iPad Pro, iMac, and iPhone. Satechi has a hub showcasing all of its newest products to give...

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09:44
Apple Card Customer Service Woes Responsible for Goldman S...

The popularity of the Apple Card caused Apple partner Goldman Sachs to struggle to deal with customer service issues, according to a new report from CNBC. The problems have in part led to a Goldman Sachs investigation by the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB).

Goldman Sachs was subject to more disputed transactions than it had anticipated, with customers seeking chargebacks for products and services. When a customer asks for a chargeback, Goldman Sachs must follow regulations to reach a resolution within an acceptable timeline, and apparently failed at doing that. A source that spoke to CNBC said that customers were provided with conflicting...

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09:03
Apple Watch Pro: What to Expect for Apple's High-End...

Apple is rumored to be working on an upgraded "pro" version of the Apple Watch that will be sold alongside the Apple Watch Series 8 models. The Apple Watch Pro will feature a different design, a larger size, and a more expensive price tag.

This guide aggregates everything we know about the Apple Watch Pro, which is expected to launch in September alongside the ‌Apple Watch Series 8‌ and the new iPhone 14 models.

Design

While the standard ‌Apple Watch Series 8‌ models are not going to get a design update, we are expecting a new look for the Apple Watch Pro. Bloomberg's Mark Gurman has indicated that the Apple Watch Pro will feature a design that is an "evolution of the...

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08:16
Apple to Start Sharing What's New in AirPods Firmware...

Apple plans to begin listing new features and changes in AirPods firmware updates in a forthcoming support document on its website.

In the fifth developer beta of iOS 16, navigating to Settings → General → About → AirPods and tapping on Firmware Version leads to a new page indicating that AirPods firmware details are available at support.apple.com, complete with a link to a support document that will likely be published by the time iOS 16 is publicly released in September.

The new AirPods support document will likely be similar to one that Apple published for AirTag firmware updates earlier this year.

The new AirPods firmware version screen in iOS 16 beta 5 via Reddit

As noted on Reddit, the new Firmware Version page displays the firmware version for both AirPods and the charging...

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08:00
'It's Time for Apple to Fix Texting' Says N...

Google's Android team today launched a new "Get the Message" website that again calls on Apple to adopt Rich Communication Services or RCS for the Messages app. Google has been pushing Apple to adopt RCS for months now, with no response from Apple.

RCS is designed to replace the current SMS messaging standard. It offers support for higher resolution photos and videos, audio messages, bigger file sizes, improved encryption, emoji reactions, more reliable group chats, and more.

The "Get the Message" website is aimed at addressing the "green/blue bubbles" issue between iPhone and Android users along with problems in cross-platform messaging such as low quality photos and videos, issues with group chat, end-to-end encryption, read receipts, and typing indicators, pointing out that these issues could be addressed if Apple adopted RCS. "It's time for Apple to fix...

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07:00
Beats and Kim Kardashian Debut Beats Fit Pro in Three New...

Apple's Beats brand today is announcing a collaboration with Kim Kardashian for three new colors of Beats Fit Pro wireless earbuds. The three new neutral colors will be available online at Apple.com/kim starting next Tuesday, August 16, and via select Apple Store locations and authorized resellers as of the following day.

Images of the new Beats Fit Pro colors were discovered late last month, but they are being released under different names than were seen in the image files: Moon (light), Dune (medium) and Earth (deep)."I wanted to break away from the idea that headphones have to be colorful to make a statement," said Kim Kardashian. "This collaboration is special because it allows you to blend in or stand out, and Beats is known for creating products that showcase individuality."Beats Fit Pro have...

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06:37
Kuo: AirPods Pro 2 May Have Lightning Charging Case, USB-C...

Apple's second-generation AirPods Pro may still have a Lightning charging case, according to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. In a tweet today, Kuo predicted that Apple will switch to a USB-C charging case for all AirPods models in 2023.

AirPods charging case modded with a USB-C port by Ken Pillonel

Kuo said the new AirPods Pro will be released later this year. Several new features have been rumored for the earbuds, including an upgrade to the H1 chip that powers features like active noise cancellation, support for Apple Lossless audio playback, updated motion sensors for expanded fitness tracking capabilities, a new charging case that can emit a sound when lost, a skin-detect sensor for improved in-ear detection, and more.

Apple reportedly tested a more compact design for the new AirPods Pro that would eliminate the...

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06:13
Issey Miyake, Designer of Steve Jobs Turtleneck and Unused...

Japanese fashion designer Issey Miyake, known for designing Steve Jobs' iconic black mock turtleneck sweater and an unused Apple employee uniform, has died at the age of 84, his company has announced (via Reuters).

(Image via Mark C. O'Flaherty/Financial Times)

Born in Hiroshima in 1938, Miyake built a prolific global high fashion brand and developed a unique relationship with late Apple co-founder and CEO Steve Jobs. According to biographer Walter Isaacson, Jobs was impressed by Sony's corporate uniform, something the company had imposed since 1946 to encourage a professional look and forge a bond with colleagues.

In 1981, for its 35th anniversary, Sony commissioned Miyake to design a jacket to add to the uniform. The futuristic...

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06:00
1Password 8 for iOS and Android Released With New Design a...

AgileBits today announced the release of 1Password 8 for iOS and Android, completing the rollout of the new version and bringing parity to the desktop and mobile apps.

1Password 8 for mobile takes into account customer feedback gathered during the early access launches earlier this year, and includes a new customizable home screen.

Users can personalize the home screen in several ways, such as by highlighting favorites, reordering sections, viewing recently created items, pinning specific fields from a login, and adding quick actions.

First seen in 1Password 8 for desktop, the new Watchtower dashboard has also made it to mobile. The dashboard is designed to provide actionable alerts and a holistic view of security risks and vulnerabilities, with a view to making it easy for 1Password admins and users to protect themselves by quickly identifying and updating weak passwords,...

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05:56
Deals: Apple's 24-Inch iMac (8-Core, 256GB) Drops to...

Apple's 24-inch iMac (8-Core GPU, 256GB) has dropped to $1,349.99 on Amazon today, down from $1,499.00. This sale is available in three colors, which are all in stock and ready to ship: Yellow, Orange, and Purple.

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

The deal price will not appear until you add the iMac to your cart and head to the checkout screen, at which time Amazon will apply a $100 coupon to the order. Compared to previous sales, this is a match of the all-time low price on this model.

Note: You won't see the deal price until checkout.

$149 OFF24-inch iMac (8-Core GPU, 256GB) for $1,349.99

You...

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04:51
Apple's App Store Practices Again to Be Investigated...

Apple is to again be investigated by South Korea's telecommunications regulator, alongside Google and One Store, over suspected violations of in-app payment rules.

In a statement (via Reuters), the Korea Communications Commissions (KCC) said that it conducted an inspection of Apple, Google, and One Store since May 17 to determine if they have violated in-app payment laws, and concluded that all three companies may have done so. Such contraventions could include unfairly delaying the review of mobile content, or refusing, delaying, restricting, deleting, or blocking the registration, renewal, or inspection of mobile content that uses third-party payment methods.

If the new probe discovers malpractice, the KCC may issue correction orders and impose fines up to as high as two percent of the average annual revenue from relevant...

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04:43
Intel, AMD, and Nvidia Reportedly Bracing for Declines as...

Intel, AMD, and Nvidia are all reportedly bracing for a possible decline in shipments as well as a possible drop in revenue for the remainder of 2022 while the Mac is expected to continue to grow in popularity.

Citing industry sources, DigiTimes reports that Intel, AMD, and Nvidia have revised and lowered their own expectations for how many chips and products they'll ship in 2022 and their revenue goals.

Apple is the only company that's expected to see continued momentum for its Mac, such as the new M2 MacBook Air and MacBook Pro, the report says.

Intel has lowered its revenue goals for 2022 by roughly $11 billion and expects PC chip shipments to drop 10% compared to 2021 due to lower demand. AMD expects its shipments to drop between 14% and 16% in 2022, compared to a 7%-9% drop...

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03:54
Apple Wants Passkeys to Replace Passwords: Here's Whe...

Apple is on a mission to get rid of traditional passwords for good, and a step towards that future is something called "Passkeys." Passkeys aim to entirely replace passwords in both apps and on the web and instead use either your finger or face as the password.

Passkeys are part of iOS 16 and macOS Ventura but also work on non-Apple devices and platforms such as Android and Windows. Apple's goal with Passkeys is to eliminate the need for users to ever type out, remember, or use a password again.

There are two scenarios for Passkeys: when you're using an Apple device and when you're on a Windows or Android device.

On an Apple Device

When you go to a website on your iPhone or iPad running ‌iOS 16‌ or a Mac on ‌macOS Ventura‌ that...

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03:38
WhatsApp Privacy Update Lets You Hide 'Last Seen...

WhatsApp is rolling out two new privacy updates this month, including the ability to adjust the visibility of your "Last Seen" status on a contact-by-contact basis, and a way to silently leave group chats without all members of the group being notified when you do.

As regular WhatsApp users will know, the "Last Seen" status of a contact sits atop the conversation thread, informing you when that contact last opened and was active on the app.

Currently, you can disable your "Last Seen" status so that other contacts can't see when you were last online, but the setting's options are limited to "Everyone," "My Contacts," and "Nobody," and there's no way to make...

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03:21
Apple won 40 patents today covering a Two-Prong Temperatur...

Today the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 40 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. In this particular report we briefly cover Apple’s invention relating to a new Two-Prong Temperature Sensing System that will be able to keep future Apple Devices Cooler. In addition, Apple was granted a design patent for...

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02:51
Apple Limiting iOS 16 Beta 5 Battery Percentage Display to...

Apple this week brought back one of the most highly requested features from iOS users since the launch of the iPhone X in 2017: the ability to see your battery percentage directly in the status bar.

Ever since the launch of the iPhone X with the notch, Apple has not allowed users to show their battery percentage directly in the status bar, forcing them to swipe down into Control Center to glance at their current battery level.

With the launch of iOS 16 in just a few weeks, that's set to change. The fifth developer beta of iOS 16 includes a new toggle that allows users to always show their battery percentage in the status bar.

When Low Power Mode is enabled, the battery glyph and the percentage turn yellow, and when low on battery, it turns red. When charging your iPhone, it turns green. The battery percentage is visible in the status bar across the system, including on the Lock...

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02:12
Apple is granted a patent for a possible future MacBook-Li...

Today the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office granted Apple a patent for a possible future MacBook that is constructed with a glass form factor, including the keyboard area that will include bendable flat glass that may or may not have protrusions that define distinct key regions of the keyboard.

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00:24
Apple wins a patent for a Specialized Smart Ring System to...

Today the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially granted Apple a patent that relates to a self-mixing interferometry (SMI) sensor-based gesture input system. The majority of the invention relates to a smart ring being used alone or in pairs, with or without an Apple Pencil for AR, VR and MR applications.

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00:06
Parallels Desktop for Mac Updated With Support for ProMoti...

Parallels for Mac has announced Parallels Desktop 18, a new update that brings full support for the ProMotion displays in the 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros, improved performance on the M1 Ultra chip, easier Windows 11 setup, and more.

Parallels Desktop 18 is designed to take full advantage of the latest Mac hardware, including the highest-end ‌M1 Ultra‌ Apple silicon chip. With the ‌M1 Ultra‌ in the Mac Studio, Parallels Desktop 18 "delivers up to 96% faster Windows 11" performance compared to previous versions of Parallels.

Full support for Apple's ProMotion display with automatic refresh rate changes and unleashed Apple M1 Ultra performance allowing users to assign more resources and get up to 96% faster Windows 11.Parallels Desktop 18 also brings with...

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Monday August 8

23:06
Apple has filed for Multiple Trademarks covering the Figur...

Over the last couple of weeks Apple has filed a multitude of trademarks covering the figurative version of ‘Apple M1 Ultra’ along with ‘UltraFusion,’ Apple’s innovative packaging architecture that interconnects the die of two M1 Max chips to create a system on a chip (SoC). Apple also filed for...

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20:59
One of the Inventors behind an Apple HMD designed for Auto...

Back in late March 2018 Patently Apple posted a patent application report titled “Patent of the Decade: Apple Reveals an Unbelievable VR Experience System for Next-Gen Autonomous Vehicles.” While we noted that the patent may never see the light of day, it was definitely a cool concept. Apple noted in their original filing that "embodiments of the VR system as described herein may be implemented in autonomous or "self-driving" vehicles where all occupants are passengers. One of the lead inventors on that patent talked about it with Marques Brownlee and our report covers a snippet of that part of the interview

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15:17
HBO Max App for iOS Gaining SharePlay, Shuffle Button, Spl...

The HBO Max app for the iPhone and iPad is this week receiving a notable update that will overhaul the interface and add several new features that will improve the viewing experience on iOS devices.

According to the press release announcing the changes, the app offers a more intuitive navigation system, a refined design, and performance and stability improvements to bring it in line with the updated HBO Max Apple TV app that came out back in April.

U.S. HBO Max users who have an ad-free plan can use SharePlay on the ‌iPhone‌ or ‌iPad‌ to watch HBO content...

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12:53
Everything New in iOS 16 Beta 5: Battery Percentage in Sta...

Apple today seeded the fifth beta of iOS 16 to developers for testing purposes, introducing some small but notable changes to the iOS operating system.

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We've rounded up everything new in the beta below.

Battery Percentage in Status Bar

The battery icon in the status bar now displays the exact battery percent, a feature that can be toggled on in the Battery section of the Settings app.

Battery level is available on the iPhone 12 and 12 models, with the exception of the 5.4-inch ‌iPhone 12‌ and iPhone 13. It is also available on the iPhone X and XS, but not the...

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10:43
iOS 16 Beta 5: Battery Percentage Now Displayed in iPhone...

With the fifth beta of iOS 16, Apple has updated the battery icon on iPhones with Face ID to display the specific battery percentage rather than just a visual representation of battery level. The new battery indicator is available on iPhone 12 and iPhone 13 models, with the exception of the 5.4-inch ‌iPhone 12‌/13 mini. It is also available on the iPhone X and the ‌iPhone‌ XS.

Battery percent has not been present on iPhones that have ‌Face ID‌ because of the lack of space on either side of the notch that houses the TrueDepth camera hardware. The new design adds the specific battery level to the battery icon, providing a better idea of battery status at a glance.

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10:15
Apple Seeds Fifth Beta of macOS 13 Ventura to Developers

Apple today seeded the fifth beta of macOS 13 Ventura, the next-generation version of the Mac operating system that's set to launch this fall. The fifth beta comes approximately a week after Apple provided the fourth beta to developers.

Registered developers can download the beta through the Apple Developer Center and once the appropriate profile is installed, betas will be available through the Software Update mechanism in System Preferences.

macOS Ventura introduces Stage Manager, a new feature that lets Mac users focus on a task while keeping other apps at the ready for easy swapping between tasks. The update adds Continuity Camera, which is designed to let you use the iPhone as a webcam for your Mac. It supports Center Stage, Desk View (for showing off your desk), and...

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10:12
Apple Seeds Fifth Betas of iOS 16 and iPadOS 16 to Develop...

Apple today seeded the fifth betas of upcoming iOS 16 and iPadOS 16 updates to developers for testing purposes, with the updates coming a little over a week after Apple released the fourth developer betas. The new beta has a build number of 20A5339d.

Registered developers can download the iOS and ‌iPadOS 16‌ profiles from the Apple Developer Center, and once installed, the betas will be available over the air.

‌iOS 16‌ introduces a revamped Lock Screen that offers a new level of personalization and customization through widgets, a notification redesign, and adjustable fonts and colors for the time. Multiple Lock Screens are supported, similar to watch faces, and can be associated with Focus modes.

Focus is easier to set up than before and more customizable...

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10:12
Apple Seeds Fifth Beta of watchOS 9 to Developers

Apple today seeded the fifth beta of an upcoming watchOS 9 update to developers for testing purposes, with the new beta coming one week after Apple released the fourth beta to developers.

To install ‌‌watchOS 9‌, developers will need to download the configuration profile from the Apple Developer Center. Once installed, ‌watchOS 8‌ 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 must be placed on the charger, and it needs to be in range of the ‌‌iPhone‌‌.

‌watchOS 9‌ introduces four new watch faces, including Lunar, Playtime, Metropolitan, and Astronomy, plus it includes...

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10:07
Apple Seeds Fifth Beta of tvOS 16 to Developers

Apple today seeded the fifth beta of an upcoming tvOS 16 update to developers for testing purposes, with the beta coming a little over a week after Apple seeded the fourth beta of tvOS 16 to developers.

Developers can download the new tvOS 16 beta by downloading a profile onto the Apple TV using Xcode.

tvOS 16 enables cross-device connectivity, a feature that allows developers to integrate ‌Apple TV‌ apps with iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch apps to unlock new experiences on the TV. Apple has also improved how multiple user profiles work in tvOS 16 by adding a shared keychain, so users won't need to sign in and choose their profile when launching an ‌Apple TV‌ app.

Game controller support has been expanded...

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09:43
Beyond iPhone 14: Five Apple Products Expected to Launch L...

While the iPhone 14 and Apple Watch Series 8 are expected to be announced in September as usual, there are several more Apple products rumored to launch later this year, including new iPad and Mac models and more.

Beyond the iPhone and Apple Watch, we've put together a list of five Apple products that are most likely to be unveiled by the end of 2022.

Second-Generation AirPods Pro

Apple released the AirPods Pro in October 2019, and nearly three years later, rumors suggest an update to the wireless headphones is finally imminent.

The second-generation AirPods Pro are widely expected to launch later this year with several new features, including an upgrade to the H1 chip that powers features like active noise cancellation, support for Apple Lossless audio playback, updated motion sensors for expanded fitness tracking capabilities, a new charging case that can emit a sound when lost, a skin...

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09:09
YouTuber Mark Rober Talks Working at Apple on VR Headsets...

YouTuber and engineer Mark Rober has discussed his experience working for Apple's Special Projects Group, where he authored patents involving virtual reality in self-driving cars.

Back in 2018, it was revealed that noted YouTuber and former NASA engineer Mark Rober had been quietly working for Apple's Special Projects Group on several projects related to virtual reality. While Rober has since left his position at Apple, the company has continued to update and pursue patent applications based on his team's work.

Rober has now openly discussed his work at the company on Marques Brownlee's Waveform podcast, talking about Apple's feelings on Rober continuing his YouTube career...

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08:14
Apple's Mixed-Reality Headset Again Rumored to Featur...

Apple's long-rumored mixed-reality headset will feature separate internal and external displays that use different display technologies, according to The Elec.

Concept render based on purported leaked information by Ian Zelbo

As stated in the original Korean language report, Apple's first-generation mixed-reality headset will feature an OLED on silicon (OLEDoS), also known as micro-OLED, display supplied by Sony and a standard OLED external "indicator" display supplied by LG Display. The English language version of the report appears to have been incorrectly translated to state that LG's micro-OLED technology rather than standard OLED would be used on the first-...

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07:51
Although the Middle East and Africa Smartphone Region decl...

According to a new analytical report this morning, smartphone shipments in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region fell 7.8% YoY and 10% QoQ to 38 million units in Q2 2022. Apple's iPhone allowed Apple to actually show growth in the quarter

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07:14
Deals: Get Up to $50 Off Magic Keyboard for iPad (From $24...

Amazon is kicking off the week with the return of an all-time low price on the Apple Pencil 2, available for $99.00, down from $129.00. The accessory is in stock today on Amazon and has an estimated delivery day of August 10 for Prime members.

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The last time we tracked this price on the Apple Pencil 2 was earlier in the summer; otherwise this record low deal has been rare throughout 2022.

$30 OFFApple Pencil 2 for $99.00

The Apple Pencil 2 is compatible with the following iPads: iPad mini (6th generation), iPad Air (4th generation), 12.9-inch iPad Pro (3rd, 4th, and 5th generations), and 11...

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07:06
Federal Judge approves a $14.8 Million Settlement against...

A federal judge approved a $14.8 million settlement in a class action claiming Apple stored iCloud subscribers' data on third-party servers without informing them...

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06:26
With Greater U.S. and EU Antitrust Scrutinization of Big T...

On July 18, Patently Apple posted a report titled “Like most Tech Companies, Apple plans to put the brakes on 2023 Hiring and Spending as inflation in the U.S. hits a 40 Year High.” Today we’re learning that Apple’s acquisitions of smaller companies has been steadily slowing down ...

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05:17
Apple Has Dramatically Slowed Its Pace of Corporate Acquis...

The pace of Apple's acquisitions has "dramatically" slowed over the past two years, Bloomberg's Mark Gurman reports.

Regulatory filings show that Apple spent $33 million on payments related to acquisitions during the last fiscal year and $169 million in the first nine months of the current fiscal year. This is down from $1.5 billion in the fiscal year of 2020. Apple previously acquired a company every three to four weeks, with technology from startups forming the basis of features like multitouch, Siri, and Face ID, but the speed of the company's dealmaking has apparently now "slowed to a trickle."

The UK-based startups Credit Kudos and...

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05:00
TFI Securities has Finally Published an Official Ming-Chi...

To prove that TFI Securities still employs Ming-Chi Kuo, or Guo Mingxi as he’s formally known as by TFI Securities, the company officially published Kuo’s latest “Apple Research” yesterday on their usual Research page regarding Apple’s AR/MR Headset. Our report covers Kuo's latest notes on Apple's coming headset

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04:50
Gurman: M1 Pro Mac Mini 'Now Off the Table' as A...

Apple abandoned its plans to release a new Mac mini model with the M1 Pro chip, according to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman.

In the latest edition of his Power On newsletter, Gurman said that Apple had been working on an ‌M1 Pro‌ version of the ‌Mac mini‌ and intended to launch the device at the end of 2021 or at the start of 2022. He previously said that the company is now focusing on new ‌Mac mini‌ models with the M2 and "‌M2‌ Pro" chips.

Apple is believed to have been working on a new Mac mini for some...

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04:33
Bigger iPhone 14 Pro Max Camera Bump Shown Alongside iPhon...

The camera bump on the upcoming iPhone 14 Pro Max is expected to be the largest rear lens housing Apple has ever installed on its flagship smartphones, and a new photo offers a rare glimpse at just how prominent it is compared to Apple's predecessor device.

iPhone 14 Pro Max dummy (left) vs iPhone 13 Pro Max

All iPhone 14 models are expected to see upgrades to the Ultra Wide camera on the rear of the device, but the iPhone Pro models could see significant improvements to the main wide-angle camera and updates to the telephoto lens.

Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo believes that the iPhone 14 Pro models will feature a 48-megapixel Wide camera, which would be a major improvement over the current 12-megapixel camera, as well as 8K video recording capabilities. The new camera is also likely to be capable of taking 12-megapixel shots through a process known as...

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03:59
Color Options for All iPhone 14 Models: Everything We Know

The iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro models are rumored to be available in a refreshed range of color options, including an all-new purple color. Most expectations about the ‌iPhone 14‌ lineup's color options come from an unverified post on Chinese social media site Weibo earlier this year.

Overall, the ‌iPhone 14‌ and ‌iPhone 14 Pro‌'s selection of color options could look fairly similar to those of the iPhone 12, ‌iPhone 12‌ Pro, iPhone 13, and iPhone 13 Pro, headlining with the re-introduction of a...

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03:34
Netflix Games Engaging Less Than 1 Percent of Subscribers

Netflix's mobile gaming platform has been engaging less than 1 percent of Netflix subscribers since its launch last November, according to new data from app analytics company Apptopia (via CNBC.).

Included with every Netflix subscription, Netflix Games allows users to play a handful of games on their mobile devices. Games are released as individual apps on the iOS App Store, while the full catalog of games, currently numbering 24 titles, is maintained in the Netflix app.

Similar to the way Apple Arcade operates, there are no ads, additional fees or in-app purchases included in the games, with the idea being that customers remain engaged with the streaming...

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03:32
Apple Suppliers Sony, LG & Samsung Displays are workin...

Samsung Display and LG Display are both developing OLED on silicon (OLEDoS) and LED on silicon (LEDoS) technologies. These microdisplay technologies are aimed to be applied to virtual and augmented reality devices. Today we're learning that...

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Sunday August 7

23:50
Apple Reportedly Increases iPhone 14 Shipment Expectation...

Apple has informed suppliers that it's now expecting the iPhone 14 lineup to sell better than it originally thought, increasing the number of devices it will produce and ship to 95 million rather than 90 million, according to the Taiwan Economic Times.

According to the report, Apple told suppliers to increase the number of iPhones it will produce and ship to 95 million units, an increase of 5% compared to the company's prior expectations. Citing research, the report says the highest-end iPhone 14 Pro Max will be the most abundant.

Apple reportedly repeated a similar sentiment to suppliers last month, saying the ‌iPhone 14‌ is likely to do better than the...

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22:26
Apple Expecting to Ship 1.5 Million Units of $2000+ AR/VR...

Apple plans to ship approximately 1.5 million units of its upcoming AR/VR headset in 2023, according to reliable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

In a research note, Kuo reiterated that Apple plans to announce its long-rumored mixed-reality headset during an event in January 2023. The company's first AR/VR headset is expected to cost upwards of $2000, making it a niche product. As a result, Kuo says shipments of the device are unlikely to exceed 1.5 million units in 2023.

In May, Apple presented its AR/VR headset to Apple board members, indicating that the device is nearing its final stages before launch. Despite having worked on the headset for several years,...

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11:57
Rumor Claims Next iPad Pro to Feature New Four-Pin Smart C...

A new rumor claims that the next-generation 12.9-inch and 11-inch iPad Pro will feature a new four-pin Smart Connector, an update from the current three-pin connector in the iPad Pro.

The rumor from Macotakara, citing "reliable sources," says that the next iPad Pro, expected to debut possibly as soon as this fall, will feature a new Smart Connector that has four-pins rather than three. The publication suggests that the additional pin could make it easier to power accessories through the Smart Connector. The Smart Connector is used to connect accessories such as the Magic Keyboard to the iPad and can also provide power to both the iPad and the connected peripheral.

Apple is working on updated versions of both the 11-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro that are expected to launch in September or October. It has been recently...

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06:36
Gurman: Apple Considering Updated HomePod Mini Alongside N...

Apple is reportedly considering an update to the HomePod mini as it plans a larger push into the Home devices market, which includes releasing an updated version of the full-sized HomePod in the early months of 2023, according to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman.

In his latest Power On newsletter, Gurman reports that Apple is considering updating the ‌HomePod mini‌, which was announced in October 2020. Gurman doesn't shed any details on what a possible update could include but states it's unlikely to be anything "super-impressive."

As has been previously reported, Apple is planning to resurrect the original full-sized HomePod after...

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06:13
Gurman: Apple Preparing Pre-Recorded iPhone 14 and Apple W...

Apple has "started to record" its virtual September event, where it's expected to announce the upcoming iPhone 14 lineup, the Apple Watch Series 8, and a new "rugged" Apple Watch model, according to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman.

Writing in his latest Power On newsletter, Gurman says the event, which is expected to take place in the early part of September, is already under production, implying that Apple is planning another virtual, pre-recorded event.

Some may have hoped that Apple would resume full in-person events for its headlining iPhone launch this year, but that doesn't seem to be the case. Apple held a mostly digital WWDC event in June but had a...

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Saturday August 6

06:00
Top Stories: iPadOS 16 Delayed, iPhone 14 Pro Rumors, Stud...

The big Apple news this week was word that the upcoming iPadOS 16 update apparently won't be arriving alongside its counterpart update for the iPhone in September, largely due to a need to continue refining the new Stage Manager multitasking feature.

Other popular stories this week included more hints about the iPhone 14 Pro's rumored always-on display, potential design leaks for the next-generation entry-level iPad, speaker issues with the Apple Studio Display, and more, so read on for all the details on these stories and more!

Apple to Delay iPadOS 16 Launch Until October

Apple plans to delay the release of iPadOS 16 until October, instead of releasing the update in the usual timeframe of September, according to a report from Bloomberg's Mark Gurman.

iOS 16 and watchOS 9 are still expected to be released in September, with iPadOS 16 and macOS Ventura to...

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Friday August 5

13:52
What's Next for Apple's 14-Inch and 16-Inch MacB...

Apple is developing new versions of the 14 and 16-inch MacBook Pro models, but a refresh is still a ways off, so we don't have a lot of information on what to expect.

We do know the machines will get M2 Pro and ‌M2‌ Max chips that will bring notable performance improvements. This guide highlights everything that we know about the upcoming 14 and 16-inch MacBook Pro models, and it will be updated over time as we hear new information.

Design

We aren't expecting design changes for the updated 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models. Apple just updated the look with the 2021 launch of the M1 Pro and M1 Max machines, and the company typically uses the same design for several years.

Apple is still using an aluminum unibody design, but the shape was tweaked to be flatter and less curved at the...

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11:53
Best Apple Deals of the Week: Steep Discounts Hit Apple TV...

Although not a particularly busy week for Apple deals, we continued to track ongoing solid sales on a few Apple products, including the Apple TV 4K and 10.2-inch iPad. Additionally, if you're shopping for back to school, don't forget to visit our guide for the best back to school Apple accessory deals.

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Apple TV 4K

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10:58
All of the Live Text Updates in iOS 16

Last year in iOS 15, Apple added a feature that is designed to let you highlight and select written and typed text from photos, interacting with it as you would text in any other place in the operating system.

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With iOS 16, likely launching to the public in September, Apple has continued to improve Live Text, and it has some impressive new capabilities, which we've outlined below.

Live Text in Videos

Video support is the biggest new feature added to Live Text. Rather than just being able to select text in photos, you can now pause a video and interact with the text like you would in an image.

Text in any paused video frame can be copied and pasted or translated, plus it works with Look Up...

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09:17
Updated Apple Maps Design Expanding to Israel, Palestine a...

Apple has been working to expand its updated Apple Maps app to additional countries, and has started testing the revamped design in Israel, Palestine, and Saudi Arabia, according to Maps expert Justin O'Beirne.

It will be the sixteenth expansion of the updated ‌Apple Maps‌ design since the update first rolled out in September 2018. Apple in 2020 completed its U.S. rollout, and has since expanded to Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Singapore, the UK, Ireland, Spain, Portugal, Italy, France, and more.

Apple will test the update for several weeks before the Maps app sees an official update for all users. Apple's "new" Maps design includes more detailed views of roads and foliage, faster and more accurate navigation, three-dimensional landmarks, better views of parks, buildings, airports, and shopping centers, and the...

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07:46
Standard Apple Watch Series 8 Rumored to Feature Same Desi...

The standard 41mm and 45mm models of the Apple Watch Series 8 will feature the same design as the Apple Watch Series 7, according to Twitter user @ShrimpApplePro, who was first to reveal that iPhone 14 Pro models would feature a new pill-and-hole display.

Titanium will not be an option for the standard Apple Watch Series 8 models either, according to @ShrimpApplePro, but Bloomberg's Mark Gurman reported that a new higher-end "extreme sports" version of the Apple Watch Series 8 will have a titanium case, so there would still be a titanium option within the overall Series 8 lineup. The "extreme" model is also expected to have a slightly...

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07:34
Apple Card Customers Can Get Three Months of Apple TV+ for...

Apple has announced a new offer that gives Apple Card customers three months of Apple TV+ for free, in part to celebrate the premiere of the new animated film "Luck" on the streaming platform.

The offer, which runs until October 31, will give ‌new and existing ‌Apple TV+‌ subscribers who are ‌Apple Card‌‌ customers a free three-month subscription to the service. Alongside access to the new animated show "Luck," users will have access to the ever-growing catalog of ‌Apple TV+‌ shows and movies, including Ted Lasso, The Morning Show, Servant, and more. Apple One subscribers who are also ‌Apple Card‌ customers are not eligible for the offer.

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07:22
Deals: HomePod Mini Now Available for $89.99 in Yellow and...

Following last week's introduction of a rare deal on the blue HomePod mini, B&H Photo now has the yellow color also on sale for $89.99, down from $99.00. As of now, only blue and yellow are being discounted and only B&H Photo has the discount, with free expedited shipping available for both options.

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This still isn't an all-time low price on the HomePod mini, but it remains the only major markdown that we've seen on the speaker this year. The last major discount was during the 2021 holiday...

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05:58
YouTube Testing Ability for Users to Zoom Into Videos

YouTube is testing the ability for users to zoom into videos on iOS as part of its suite of features offered to premium subscribers.

The "Pinch to zoom" feature is available as an experimenatal feature to YouTube Premium subscribers, and as it sounds, lets viewers zoom 2x into a video as they're watching it. The feature will be available until September 1 and may become a permanent fixture of the YouTube Premium package somewhere down the line.

YouTube has been rolling out picture-in-picture to all users in the U.S. and premium subscribers globally over the last several weeks. Tag: YouTube
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05:50
Deals: Apple's 256GB Wi-Fi iPad Hits New All-Time Low...

Amazon has knocked the 256GB Wi-Fi iPad down to $399.00 today, from an original price of $479.00. This is a new all-time low price on the tablet, and it beats the previous record low by about $30.

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Only silver is available at this price, and as of writing there is a slight shipping delay of five days. You can still lock in the sale right now ahead of the delivery estimate, which is around August 8-10 for most United States residents.

$80 OFF256GB Wi-Fi iPad for $399.00

You can also get the 64GB Wi-Fi iPad for...

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05:13
Apple TV+ is now Streaming the Film ‘Luck’ from Skydance A...

Back in February 2021 Patently Apple reported on the Apple TV+ deal with Skydance Animation for films and TV series. The first production from Sundance titled “Luck” is now streaming Apple TV+ and is dominating Apple’s Homepage this morning with images presented in our report

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04:54
Apple Removes Scam App That Led to Hijacked Facebook Ad Ac...

Apple has removed an app that it was unknowingly hosting on the App Store that scammed Facebook advertisers and led hackers to use advertisers' ad budgets to run possibly malicious ads on Facebook's platforms, Business Insider reports.

The app previously ranked highly on the ‌App Store‌ when searching for "Facebook ads manager," the app used by advertisers to control their presence and ads they're running on the Facebook platform. The app presented itself as the legitimate ads manager for Facebook but was actually a backdoor that let hackers gain access to an account. One employee of an ad agency told Insider they were locked out of their account within just 10 minutes of downloading and logging into the app from Apple's ‌App Store‌.

Apple said that the app was originally submitted...

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Apple is Warning their Suppliers to follow China’s rules o...

According to a new report this morning, Apple Inc has asked suppliers to ensure that shipments from Taiwan to China strictly comply with Chinese customs regulations after a recent visit by House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi to Taipei ...

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Apple Supplier Pegatron Denies Reports of China Blocking S...

Apple supplier Pegatron has denied media reports claiming shipments to and from its factories in China were being held for scrutiny by Chinese customs officials, following a Pegatron executive's meeting with U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (via DigiTimes).

In a filing with the Taiwan Stock Exchange, the company indicated that iPhone production at its China-based sites is continuing as normal and shipments have not been affected.

The reports appeared after Pegatron vice chairman Jason Cheng met with Pelosi on Wednesday at a lunch hosted by Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen. TSMC founder Morris Chang and chairman Mark Liu were also reportedly among the guests.

Pelosi's visit to Taiwan has angered the Chinese government, which sees the island as a breakaway province that will eventually be part of the...

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New iOS App Blocks Those Annoying 'Open in App'...

You've probably experienced visiting a website like Reddit or LinkedIn on your iPhone only to be greeted with an annoying, almost full-screen pop-up urging you to view the content in their app instead of on the website.

It's a common practice for websites that have accompanying iOS apps to push users to open (if they already have the app installed) or download their app from the App Store to view the content they're trying to view. It can be very annoying for end-users, though, as these pop-ups are usually rather intrusive to the actual content, creating a subpar experience.

Thankfully, there is a new way to block these pop-ups within Safari on ‌iPhone‌ and iPad. Developer Alex Zamoshchin has created a new Safari extension called "Banish" (via ...

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Apple TV+ Animated Film 'Luck' Now Streaming, Ta...

Apple TV+'s first feature-length 3D animated film "Luck" is now available to watch in the U.S. a few hours earlier than promised. Apple is promoting the film with a full-page takeover on its homepage, with characters from the film appearing in several spots.

Created by Skydance Animation, "Luck" revolves around an unlucky person named Sam Greenfield who suddenly finds herself in the never-before-seen "Land of Luck," where she must unite with magical creatures to turn her luck around. Sam partners with a lucky black cat named Bob as they embark on a quest that could change her luck forever.

The film stars the voices of Eva Noblezada (Sam), Simon Pegg (Bob), Jane Fonda (the Dragon), Whoopi Goldberg (the Captain), and others.

"Luck" and other Apple TV+ content can be watched in the Apple TV app across the iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple TV box, select Xbox and PlayStation...

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iOS 16 Security and Privacy Features: Everything You Need...

Every iOS update adds new privacy and security features, and iOS 16 is no exception. Apple has added tools to make it easier to apply security updates, new Face ID capabilities, improvements to photo security, and more, with details on all of the new privacy and security options outlined below.

Safety Check

The Settings app houses a new "Safety Check" feature that is designed to make it easy for people to quickly reset all of the data and location access that they have granted to other people. According to Apple, Safety Check is aimed at people in domestic or intimate partner violence situations.

You can get to Safety Check by opening up the Settings app and tapping into the Privacy and Security section. From there, scroll down to Safety Check. Safety Check has two options, including an Emergency Reset and a checklist of all your data...

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