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Wednesday December 7

11:54
Apple Pay Offering These Exclusive Holiday Discounts Until...

Now through December 15, you can get exclusive holiday offers when you shop with Apple Pay in the United States. There are 12 participating brands, including Revolve, Le Creuset, HotelTonight, and more, with a full list outlined on Apple's website.

The offers are available for qualifying purchases made with Apple Pay on participating apps and websites using devices like the iPhone, iPad, and Mac.

Apple previously announced that customers who sign up for an Apple Card between December 1 and December 25 are eligible for an increased 5% Daily Cash on Apple products purchased with the card between those dates at Apple Stores and on Apple.com.Related Roundup: Apple PayTag: Apple Pay PromoRelated Forum:...

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11:16
Apple's Craig Federighi Discusses Expanded iCloud End...

Apple today announced the launch of an Advanced Data Protection feature that expands end-to-end encryption to additional data stored in iCloud, including ‌iCloud‌ Backup, iCloud Drive, Reminders, Notes, and more. With the launch of the feature, Apple's Craig Federighi did a quick interview with The Wall Street Journal's Joanna Stern to discuss the change, and other new security features that are coming in the future.

Federighi said that expanding ‌iCloud‌ end-to-end encryption took a long time to implement because Apple needed to "build toward the moment" and prove the technology.Some of the steps we took over a decade ago designing iCloud and the way we encrypted were necessary precursors to build toward this moment, and...

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10:46
Deals: Apple's M1 and M2 MacBook Air Available for Al...

All-time low prices are available today for Apple's 256GB M2 MacBook Air on Amazon, on sale for $1,049.00, down from $1,199.00. This price is available in every color, and every one is on track to deliver before December 25.

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

This sale is a match of the best price we've ever seen on the M2 MacBook Air, and it's one of the few Apple notebooks on sale at a record low price and still available for Christmas delivery. Shipping windows estimate anywhere from December 13 to 23, depending on the color.

$150 OFFM2 MacBook Air (256GB) for $1,049.00

If you want to save even more money, and are...

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10:36
Apple Expanding 10-Minute 'Everyone' AirDrop Lim...

With the launch of iOS 16.2, Apple is expanding an AirDrop limitation that was introduced in China with the launch of iOS 16.1.1. Going forward, AirDrop will be primarily restricted to Contacts Only, and the option to turn on AirDrop for "Everyone" will be limited to 10 minutes.

Right now, AirDrop has three options: "Receiving Off," "Contacts Only," and "Everyone." The current "Everyone" option allows users to receive files and photos from all other iPhone users that are in close proximity using AirDrop, but in iOS 16.2, it is changing to "Everyone for 10 Minutes."

With the change, "Everyone" can still be enabled to allow users to receive content from anyone, but it will switch off after a 10 minute period, reverting to "Contacts Only." The tweak will require users to explicitly activate AirDrop to receive files and photos from strangers.

Apple reportedly made this change in China in the iOS 16.1.1 beta...

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10:29
Apple Abandons Plans to Detect Known CSAM Stored in iCloud...

In addition to making end-to-end encryption available for iCloud Photos, Apple today announced that it has abandoned its controversial plans to detect known Child Sexual Abuse Material (CSAM) stored in iCloud Photos, according to a statement shared with WIRED.

Apple's full statement:After extensive consultation with experts to gather feedback on child protection initiatives we proposed last year, we are deepening our investment in the Communication Safety feature that we first made available in December 2021. We have further decided to not move forward with our previously proposed CSAM detection tool for iCloud Photos. Children can be protected without companies combing through personal data, and we will continue working with governments, child advocates, and other companies to help...

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10:10
Apple Music Sing Now Available in iOS 16.2 Release Candida...

The Apple Music Sing feature that Apple announced earlier this week is now available in the iOS 16.2, iPadOS 16.2, and tvOS 16.2 release candidates that were released this morning.

Designed as a karaoke feature, ‌Apple Music‌ Sing provides real-time lyrics that iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV users can sing along with.

Features include adjustable vocals for changing the volume of the original singer, real-time lyrics that move to the rhythm of the vocals, background vocal options, and a duet view for multi-singer tracks.

Apple has introduced more than 50 playlists that include songs, duets, choruses, and anthems ideal for use with ‌Apple Music‌ Sing.

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10:07
Apple Seeds Release Candidate Version of macOS Ventura 13....

Apple today seeded the release candidate version of an upcoming macOS Ventura 13.1 update to developers for testing purposes, with the beta launching less than a week after Apple seeded the fourth macOS Ventura 13.1 beta.

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

The latest macOS 13.1 update introduces Advanced Data Protection for iCloud, which adds end-to-end encryption for ‌iCloud‌ Backup, Notes, Photos, iCloud Drive, Reminders, Voice Memos, and more. The new encryption functionality is available...

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10:03
Apple Seeds Release Candidate Versions of iOS 16.2 and iPa...

Apple today seeded the release candidate versions of upcoming iOS 16.2 and iPadOS 16.2 updates to developers for testing purposes, with the betas coming less than a week after Apple seeded the fourth betas of iOS 16.2 and iPadOS 16.2.

Registered developers are able to download the iOS 16‌.2 and iPadOS 16.2 profiles from the Apple Developer Center, and once installed, the beta is available over the air.

Today's RC brings an opt-in end-to-end encryption to additional iCloud features, with the feature coming to all U.S. users with the launch of iOS 16.2 and iPadOS 16.2. Advanced Data Protection for ‌iCloud‌ adds end-to-end encryption for ‌iCloud‌ Backup, Notes, Photos, iCloud Drive...

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10:00
Apple Previews New iMessage and Apple ID Security Features...

In addition to expanding end-to-end encryption to many additional iCloud data categories on an optional basis, Apple today also announced two other new security features designed to protect against threats to user data in the cloud.

iMessage Contact Key Verification

Apple says the new iMessage Contact Key Verification and Security Keys for Apple ID features will be available globally on the iPhone and other devices in 2023.

iMessage Contact Key Verification allows users who face "extraordinary digital threats," such as journalists, human rights activists, and government officials, to further verify that they are messaging only with the people they intend. In conversations between users who have enabled iMessage Contact Key Verification, users are alerted if a state-sponsored attacker or other malicious actor were ever to succeed breaching cloud servers and...

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10:00
Apple Announces End-to-End Encryption Option for iCloud Ph...

Apple today announced it is expanding end-to-end encryption to many additional iCloud data categories on an opt-in basis for enhanced security.

iCloud already protects 14 data categories using end-to-end encryption by default, including the Messages app when backups are disabled, passwords stored in iCloud Keychain, Health data, Apple Maps search history, Apple Card transactions, and more, as outlined in this Apple support document. With a new Advanced Data Protection option, the number of iCloud data categories that use end-to-end encryption rises to 23.

Advanced Data Protection will be available on the iPhone, iPad, and Mac starting with iOS 16.2, iPadOS 16.2, and macOS 13.1 later this month and provides end-to-end encryption for the following additional iCloud categories:

  • Device...

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09:59
Apple Seeds watchOS 9.2 Release Candidate to Developers

Apple today seeded the release candidate version of an upcoming watchOS 9.2 update to developers for testing purposes, with the new update coming less than a week after the launch of the fourth watchOS 9.2 beta.

To install the new ‌watchOS 9.2 update, developers will need to download the configuration profile from the Apple Developer Center.

Once installed, ‌watchOS 9.2‌ can be downloaded through the dedicated Apple Watch app on the iPhone by going to General > Software update. To update to new software, an Apple Watch needs to have 50 percent battery life, it has to be placed on the charger, and it will need to be in range of the ‌‌‌iPhone‌‌‌ it is paired with.

watchOS 9.2 introduces support for a new Home app architecture that has also been added to iOS 16.2, iPadOS 16.2, and ...

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09:58
Apple Seeds Release Candidate Version of tvOS 16.2 to Deve...

Apple today seeded the release candidate version of an upcoming tvOS 16.2 update to developers for testing purposes, with the beta coming less than a week after Apple released the fourth beta.

Developers can download the tvOS 16.2 beta by downloading a profile onto the Apple TV using Xcode. Today's update adds the Apple Music Sing karaoke feature for the third-generation ‌Apple TV‌ 4K, which Apple announced earlier this week.

tvOS updates are often minor in scale, focusing on internal bug fixes and improvements rather than notable outward-facing changes, but there are some noteworthy features in the tvOS 16.2 update. It adds support for the new Home app architecture, which is designed to make Home setups faster and more reliable.

tvOS 16.2 also adds a new...

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09:48
Apple TV+ has announced that Season 3 of "Truth be To...

This morning Apple TV+ unveiled a first look at the third season of its NAACP Image Award-winning drama “Truth Be Told ...

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08:37
Apple Music Karaoke Experience Coming to These Supported D...

Apple yesterday announced a karaoke experience coming to Apple Music called "Apple Music Sing," which will be available later this month to Apple Music subscribers.

Despite its seemingly simple functionality of showing lyrics and allowing users to sing along in an interactive way, Apple Music Sing will only be supported on select Apple devices. Below, we've listed the iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV models that will support the new experience later this month. Apple Music Sing will not be available on the Mac.

iPhone

  • iPhone 11
  • iPhone 11 Pro
  • iPhone 11 Pro Max
  • iPhone 12 mini
  • iPhone 12
  • iPhone 12 Pro
  • iPhone 12 Pro Max
  • iPhone 13 mini
  • iPhone 13
  • iPhone 13 Pro
  • iPhone 13 Pro Max
  • ...
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08:10
Deals: Amazon's New Anker Sale Has Savings on USB-C C...

Anker this week has introduced a new sale across its most popular accessories on Amazon, including savings on USB-C cables, wall chargers, portable batteries, wireless chargers, and more.

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

Many of these sales require you to clip an on-page coupon in order to see the discount at the checkout screen, so be sure to watch out for those when shopping on Amazon. You can find all of the Anker accessories on sale below, all of which are only available on Amazon.

Cables

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07:50
Report: Apple Starts Work on 20-Inch Foldable Display, Pos...

Apple has reportedly kicked off the development of a 20-inch display, possibly for a future MacBook Pro model, according to a report today by The Elec, citing industry sources.

Concept by Astropad

Per the report, the 20-inch device will feature a 20.25-inch OLED display made by an unknown South Korean component supplier. With a 20.25-inch display unfolded, the device would feature a 15.3-inch screen when folded, larger than the current largest iPad Pro but smaller than the 16-inch MacBook Pro.

Given that the screen size is in its early 20 inches when unfolded, the project product is likely to be in a form close to a MacBook (laptop). Assuming a 20-inch product is 20.25 inches, it will be 15.3 inches in size when folded. The currently available Apple...

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07:15
'iPhone 14' Was the 8th Most Searched-For Term o...

"iPhone 14" was the eighth most searched term around the world on Google in 2022, beaten by other terms such as Wordle, the World Cup, Ukraine, and the passing of Queen Elizabeth II.

The revelation was made in Google's annual release of its "Year in Search," showing the most searched-for term in different categories, including news, people, movies, and more. "‌iPhone 14‌" was ranked on the list of top 10 for general searches, and according to Google Trends, searches for the term logically spiked in September when the new ‌iPhone 14‌ and iPhone 14 Pro series were announced.

In more specific terms, "Dynamic Island" was one...

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06:51
Video of the TSMC Arizona Plant Construction Site that wil...

Yesterday TSMC announced that it has increased its investment in a new plant in Phoenix, the United States. Today's report presents a video of TSMC's construction site in Arizona.

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05:49
While Apple took Second Spot in Global Smartphone shipment...

Under tough market conditions, Apple was still able to take second place in global smartphone shipments in Q3, 2022.

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04:45
Proton Drive iOS and Android Apps Now Available for Encryp...

Swiss-based privacy startup Proton today announced the availability of mobile apps for its Proton Drive cloud storage service, providing users with an easier way to securely upload, store, and share files from their iOS and Android devices.

All files and folders uploaded to the storage service are protected by Proton's open-source, publicly-audited end-to-end encryption, which uses on-device encryption keys ensuring no one else – not even Proton – has access to the contents. That includes associated metadata, such as file and folder names, real file size, file extensions, thumbnails, and more.

Data uploaded and stored on Proton's servers reside in data centers in Switzerland and Germany, giving users strong legal and hardware protections (the company claims it falls outside US and EU jurisdiction and isn't subject to intelligence-sharing agreements). There are no file size limits, so users can share...

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04:44
While Apple was honored with 10 Critics Choice Award nomin...

Yesterday the Critics Choice Association announced that Apple TV+ has been recognized with 10 television nominations across six programs for the 28th Annual Critics Choice Awards, including Best Drama Series recognition for Emmy Award-winning series “Severance” and recently renewed hit “Bad Sisters” ...

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03:57
A key iPhone supplier of Multilayer Ceramic Capacitors bel...

In January 2021 Patently Apple posted a report titled "Apple Supplier Murata is building out Production of key Multilayer Ceramic Capacitors to Keep Up with demand for 5G iPhones" Today, it's a different story. A new report this morning states that Mobile industry bellwether Murata Manufacturing Co. expects Apple Inc. to reduce iPhone 14 production plans further in the coming months ...

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02:53
The U.S. Patent Trial and Appeal Board Ruled that Three of...

Last Saturday, Patently Apple posted a report titled "Apple has Filed a 4-Count Patent Infringement Lawsuit against AliveCor, maker of ECG hardware and software for mobile devices." We're now learning that The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board, or PTAB, on Tuesday ruled that three AliveCor patents covering heart monitoring technologies for wearable devices were unpatentable....

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00:40
WhatsApp Rolls Out Support for Meta's Avatars

Avatars are officially coming to WhatsApp. The customizable, expressive characters, which are already available on Facebook and Instagram, can now be used as profile pictures on the messaging service or sent in the form of one of 36 custom stickers.

The process of customizing the cartoony virtual characters is similar to Apple's Memoji, except WhatsApp's avatars also include bodies for customizing additional outfits, which makes them resemble how users could one day look in Mark Zuckerberg's vision of a future metaverse.

Apart from being fun, Meta says the avatars will boost privacy and personalization. "Sending an avatar is a fast and fun way to share feelings with friends and family," the company wrote in a blog post. "It can also be a great way to represent yourself without using your real photo so it feels more private."

To see if the feature has rolled out to you yet, open WhatsApp, go to the Settings screen, then check under your profile picture for an...

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00:14
Latest macOS Beta Lets You Chime Your AirTags From Your Ma...

With the latest macOS Ventura 13.1 beta, Apple has added the ability for users to chime their AirTags using the Find My app on their Mac.

Previously, Mac users could only get directions to their ‌AirTags‌ through the ‌Find My‌ app, meaning those who wanted an audible chime to more easily locate their AirTag would have to go to the ‌Find My‌ app on iPhone and iPad. ‌macOS Ventura‌ 13.1 is expected to be released alongside iOS 16.2 and iPadOS 16.2 later this month. It brings support for an updated Home app architecture that improves performance for smart home devices and the new Freeform app. Related Roundup: macOS Ventura...

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Tuesday December 6

23:50
iPhone 14 Pro Supply Remains Heavily Constrained Ahead of...

As we inch closer to the holidays, supply of iPhone 14 Pro and ‌iPhone 14 Pro‌ Max models remains heavily constrained and unlikely to meet the holiday demand in the United States. On the flip side, several other products, including iPads, Macs, lower-end iPhone models, AirPods, and more, remain available for customers who are holiday shopping this year.

As we reported last month, supply constraints and ongoing restrictions in Apple's production plants meant that ‌iPhone 14 Pro‌ supply would be critically low. "We now expect lower ‌iPhone 14 Pro‌ and ‌iPhone 14 Pro‌ Max shipments than we previously anticipated, and customers will experience longer wait times to receive their new products," Apple said in a...

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16:51
Apple Scores Win in AliveCor Legal Battle With USPTO Inval...

The United States Patent and Trademark Office's Patent Trial and Appeal Board today invalidated a trio of AliveCor patents that AliveCor used in a complaint with the International Trade Commission, which is a win for Apple. The patents all related to heart rate monitoring technology used in AliveCor products.

AliveCor in April 2021 filed a complaint with the ITC alleging that Apple had infringed on several of its patents with the Apple Watch, and an ITC judge ultimately ruled in AliveCor's favor in June. The ITC at the time issued an initial determination that Apple infringed on AliveCor patent technology, which Apple is now appealing. If a final ruling determines Apple infringed on the patents...

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14:31
Apple to Charge Under $100,000 for Apple Car, Launch Plann...

Apple is aiming to launch an Apple-branded consumer-oriented vehicle by 2026, and its goal is to hit a price point under $100,000 to make the car appeal to a wider range of customers, reports Bloomberg.

Apple initially planned to design a car that might look similar to Canoo's Lifestyle Vehicle, where passengers could face one another in a limousine-style car with no steering wheel or pedals, but the project has been scaled back. The vehicle will now have a more traditional design with a driver's seat, steering wheel, and pedals, and full autonomous driving will not be available, but the car will be able to use a self-driving mode on highways.

Canoo Interior

Apple's main...

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13:30
Deals: Apple's Magic Keyboard for 11-Inch iPad Pro an...

Apple's Magic Keyboard for the 11-inch iPad Pro and iPad Air is seeing big discounts at Amazon today and is now available for $209.99, down from $299.00. The keyboard is available in both black and white at this price, although Amazon is showing limited stock of the white version and delivery of both models won't be until just a few days before Christmas.

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.

This Magic Keyboard is compatible with all four generations of the 11-inch iPad Pro, as well as the fourth- and fifth-generation iPad Air models. It features a full QWERTY keyboard, trackpad, USB-C port for charging, backlit keys, and a floating cantilever design.

$89 OFF11.9-Inch Magic Keyboard for $209.99...

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13:06
Prior to President Biden Speaking, Apple's CEO spoke...

Early this morning Patently Apple posted a report titled "TSMC will confirm today that their Second Plant in Arizona is slated to open in 2026 and produce 3nm chips." This afternoon its reported that Apple CEO Tim Cook spoke at an event in Arizona ...

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12:51
Tim Cook Confirms Apple Will Buy TSMC Chips Manufactured i...

Apple CEO Tim Cook today confirmed that Apple plans to purchase chips from U.S.-based TSMC factories that are being constructed in Arizona, reports CNBC.

Cook was in Arizona at the announcement of TSMC's investment in the state, which was also attended by U.S. President Joe Biden. "And now, thanks to the hard work of so many people, these chips can be proudly stamped Made in America," said Cook. "This is an incredibly significant moment."

Today is only the beginning. Today we're combining TSMC's expertise with the unrivaled ingenuity of American workers. We are investing in a stronger brighter future, we are planting our seed in the Arizona desert. And at Apple, we are proud to help nurture its growth.

TSMC manufactures all of the chips that are used in Apple's...

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12:27
Wrap Up Your Holiday Shopping With Our Exclusive Apple Acc...

We're right in the middle of the holiday shopping season, so in an effort to help our readers with any last-minute present shopping we've accumulated a list of exclusive sales from companies including Nomad, Satechi, Pad & Quill, Twelve South, and 1Password. Additionally, we're tracking a notable sitewide discount from ZAGG below.

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...

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11:05
Apple Car Project Scaled Back and Delayed, Won't Feat...

Apple has scaled back its Apple Car project and the company no longer plans to release a fully self-driving vehicle, reports Bloomberg.

Apple wanted to create a self-driving car without a steering wheel or pedals, but has decided that such a plan is not feasible at the current time. The vehicle will have guided driving features that work on highways, but it will not be able to operate entirely on its own at all times.

The car will have an Apple-designed custom processor to power AI functionality, similar to the Mac, iPhone, and iPad. The chip is equivalent to four of the highest-end Mac chips and is nearly production ready. It will include a custom array of lidar...

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10:00
Apple Announces App Store Changes, Including Expanded Pric...

Apple today announced it is providing developers with an additional 700 price points for App Store apps, allowing apps to be priced as low as 29 cents, or as high as $10,000. Developers who want to price their app above $1,000 must submit a request to Apple.

In total, developers will have the ability to select from 900 price points, with the 100 highest price points available upon request only. The new price points will increase incrementally, including every 10 cents up to $10, every 50 cents between $10 and $50, and so forth. Rounded price endings will also be available, such as $0.90 or $1.00, along with prices that begin with two repeating digits (such as ₩110,000 in South Korea.)

In August 2021, Apple promised that it would expand the number of App Store price points as part of a...

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09:41
Later this month Apple will be releasing an exciting new f...

This morning Apple announced Apple Music Sing, an exciting new feature that allows users to sing along to their favorite songs with adjustable vocals and real-time lyrics.

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08:47
Apple won 47 Patents today, one of which covers a Gaze Con...

Today the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 47 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. In this particular report we briefly cover a patent relating to a gaze tracking system for Apple's future smartglasses. Our report also covers three design patents and, as always, wrap up this week's granted patent report with our traditional listing of the remaining granted patents that were issued to Apple today.

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08:13
Apple Music Sing Limited to Latest Apple TV, Not Coming to...

Apple earlier today announced a new feature coming to Apple Music that will allow users to sing along to their favorite songs, either alone or with friends and family. The new feature will be a perfect fit ahead of the holidays and parties; unfortunately, there is one big catch.

‌Apple Music‌ Sing will only work with the latest Apple TV 4K model, which was announced in October, according to Apple's press release earlier today. The limitation will mean customers of older ‌Apple TV‌ models will miss out on the new feature. ‌Apple Music‌ Sing will also be available on the iPhone 11 and later and the third-generation...

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07:09
Apple Music Adding a Karaoke Experience With Apple Music S...

Apple today announced Apple Music Sing, a new feature in ‌Apple Music‌ that lets users sing their favorite songs with adjustable vocals and more.

‌Apple Music‌ Sing will utilize ‌Apple Music‌'s real-time lyrics to allow users to sing to their favorite songs using adjustable vocals, background vocals, and duet view to allow more than one singer. ‌Apple Music‌ Sing will be available on iPhone, iPad, and the new Apple TV 4K and will be available to ‌Apple Music‌ subscribers worldwide later this month at no additional charge. Tag: Apple Music
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06:41
Microsoft Considering Building All-In-One App for Search,...

Microsoft is looking to build a "super app" that incorporates a messaging platform, shopping, web search, and news into a single app, an apparent attempt to go after Apple and Google's app store platforms.

According to a report today by The Information, Microsoft has been in the early stages of building a "super app" at the direction of the company's CEO Satya Nadella. Nadella has reportedly instructed teams at Microsoft to better integrate Bing, the company's search engine, into other services and apps, such as Microsoft Teams and Outlook, as a groundwork for the "super app."

While it isn't clear whether Microsoft will ultimately launch such an app, the people with knowledge of the discussions said CEO Satya Nadella has laid the groundwork by pushing the Bing search engine to work better with other Microsoft mobile...

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06:32
Apple has Won a Patent for an HMD Feature that will allow...

In April 2021 Patently Apple discovered a patent application from Apple filed in Europe titled "Wearable electronic device presenting a computer-generated reality environment." It was later filed in the U.S. under a different title. Today's granted patent describes the process as a virtual display expansion operation that relates to a Mac, MacBook or TV etc.

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06:00
Pixelmator Pro 3.2 for Mac Introduces Video Editing Suppor...

Pixelmator 3.2 "Lumière" went live on the Mac App Store today, and the latest major update to the popular image editing app brings the ability to edit videos, along with other notable feature additions.

Version 3.2 of the app lets users make quick edits to videos, such as trimming, cropping, and color adjustment, and lets users combine them with text, images, and shapes, apply masks, and more, without leaving Pixelmator Pro.

To make editing easier, the interface now includes on-canvas video controls with which users can play, mute, scrub, and set the poster frame of videos in multi-video compositions.

As part of the support for video editing, the update also comes with support for new video and animated image formats including MP4 and QuickTime Movie, as well as the ability to open and export animated GIFs and PNGs. Videos can be exported with variable...

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05:29
Apple has Won a Patent for a Possible Future Drone Device...

Apple originally filed for a drone patent in Singapore in May 2020 under number 10202004252X. Apple then filed for this patent in the US in November 2021. Today the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially granted Apple that patent.

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04:46
Apple has Won a Patent for FaceTime with Spatial Audio tha...

During last year's WWDC keynote, Apple's SVP (SVP) of software engineering introduced Spatial Audio for FaceTime. Today, Apple was granted a patent for this feature while describing a possible future feature that's pretty cool.

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03:58
HomePod Mini Coming to Denmark in the Spring, Says Apple

After publishing a series of press releases today announcing HomePod mini availability in several additional countries later this month, Apple has updated its Danish regional store to indicate the smart speaker will launch in Denmark in spring 2023, priced at 899 Krone.

Denmark was originally expected to see a local ‌HomePod mini‌ launch in tandem with Finland, Norway, and Sweden, based on the fact that Siri on HomePod was updated earlier this year to support those countries' respective languages.

The speaker launches in Finland, Norway, and Sweden on December 13. However, for whatever reason, Apple customers in Denmark will have to wait for a few more months....

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03:17
Facebook owner 'Meta' is Threatening to Remove N...

It's being report today that Facebook has publicly threatened to remove news content from its American platform if the US Congress forces big tech groups to systematically pay publishers and broadcasters for carrying their content

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03:01
Google Search Brings Continuous Scrolling to Desktop Users...

Google search queries on desktop will now return results in a continuous scroll instead of being divided into several pages, the company announced today (via The Verge).

The change is reminiscent of the way modern social media feeds work, although Google's version isn't quite the "infinite scroll" that social network users will be familiar with. Google says a search will now return six pages of results in a single scroll, before offering users a "See more" button to show additional results.

For as long as most people will remember, search results have been divided over several linked pages that users click through to continue browsing. Google claims continuous scroll will make browsing results quicker and easier, although some users are likely to miss how pages often act as a natural breaker...

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02:49
TSMC will confirm today that their Second Plant in Arizona...

Later today President Joe Biden will be joining the founder of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. to announce the opening of a second chip plant in Arizona, raising the company’s investment in the state from $12 billion to $40 billion.

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02:30
Apple Sued by Women After Exes Use AirTags to Stalk Them

Apple is facing a lawsuit in federal court in San Francisco by two women, one of which claims her ex-boyfriend used an AirTag to track her without her consent, reports Bloomberg.

Since their release in April 2021, the use of Apple's AirTags has raised concerns among privacy groups and law enforcement that the trackers could be used for illegal tracking. Apple has built several safeguards to protect against unwanted tracking, but according to the new lawsuit, those safeguards are "inadequate."

The lawsuit, filed on Monday, claims that the safeguards in place, which include alerting iPhone users if an unknown AirTag is found to be following them, are "woefully inadequate, and do little, if anything, to promptly warn individuals if...

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02:29
Two Women have filed a lawsuit against Apple over Dangerou...

Apple was sued by two women who say its AirTag devices make it easy for stalkers to track and terrorize victims.

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01:46
Apple has Launched 'Self Service Repair' to 8 un...

In the wee hours of the morning, Apple announced that Self Service Repair is now available in eight unnamed European countries, providing repair manuals and genuine Apple parts and tools through the Apple Self Service Repair Store.

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01:41
Apple to Obsolete All iPad Mini 3 Cellular and Wi-Fi Model...

Apple will label Wi-Fi-only and cellular models of the third-generation iPad mini as obsolete products in a few weeks, according to a memo sent out earlier today obtained by MacRumors.

Currently, only a specific cellular variant of the ‌iPad mini‌ 3 is marked as obsolete, but this will soon change. The third-generation ‌iPad mini‌ kept the same design as its predecessor but included improved performance thanks to the A7 chip and a Touch ID home button.

Apple designates products as obsolete seven years after they were last on sale. All hardware service is discontinued for obsolete products, and service providers are not able to order parts for obsolete devices.Tag: Vintage and Obsolete Apple Products
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01:11
Apple Launches Self Service Repair Program in Europe

Apple today announced it has launched its self-service repair program in Europe, extending the program beyond the United States for the first time.

Customers in Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Spain, Sweden, and the UK can now purchase genuine Apple parts, and consult repair manuals, through the Apple Self Service Repair Store. Apple says customers who wish to complete their own repairs will be able to perform many of the most common repairs for the iPhone 12 and iPhone 13 lineups, and Mac notebooks with Apple silicon.

To conduct a repair, customers will first need to review the repair manual for their product and the specific repair on Apple's support website. After, they'll be able to order the...

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01:05
HomePod Mini Launches in Finland, Norway, and Sweden on De...

The HomePod mini will be available in Finland, Norway, and Sweden from Tuesday, December 13, Apple has announced via press releases.

Priced at 1,249 Norwegian Krone/Swedish Krone and 109 euros, the ‌HomePod mini‌ will be available in white, blue, orange, yellow and space gray.

The ‌HomePod mini‌ delivers 360-degree sound, uses Apple's voice assistant Siri, has built-in Thread support and support for the Matter smart home standard. Two of the speakers can also be connected to form a stereo pair. Apple rolled out support for ‌Siri‌ in Finnish, Swedish, and Norwegian on the HomePod earlier this year.

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Monday December 5

17:03
Apple Illegally Interrogated and Coerced Employees Trying...

Apple violated federal law by holding mandatory anti-union meetings and interrogating and coercing employees at an Atlanta retail location, according a ruling from the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) that was shared by Bloomberg.

Back in May, employees at the Cumberland Mall retail location planned to hold a union election in June, with the Communication Workers of America (CWA) organizing the store. The CWA withdrew its request to hold an election, accusing Apple of "repeated violations" that made a "free and fair election impossible."

In a statement shared by Bloomberg, the CWA said today that "Apple executives think the rules don't apply to them," equating Apple's tactics to "...

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15:05
Apple Store Employees in St. Louis Reject Unionization Eff...

Apple Store employees at the St. Louis Galleria location this week decided not to unionize, rejecting unionization in a filing with the National Labor Relations Board, reports Bloomberg.

Employees said that they did not believe the union would provide "anything complementary to Apple's culture and existing benefits," which suggests that Apple's efforts to improve benefits to stymie unionization have been successful. Apple in February increased paid sick days and vacation days, and in June, improved working conditions by increasing time limits between shifts, limiting late night shifts, and not scheduling employees to work for more than five days in a row.

Workers at the store said they do not...

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14:00
Uber and Uber Eats Apps Preparing to Support Live Activiti...

iOS 16.1 was released in September with support for Live Activities in third-party apps. The feature allows iPhone users to stay on top of real-time events, such as a sports game or a food delivery order, right on the Lock Screen. Live Activities are also displayed in the Dynamic Island on the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max.

In June, Apple previewed Live Activities support for Uber, Starbucks, and Nike Run Club, but we are still waiting on these apps to roll out this functionality.

Fortunately, it appears that Uber and Uber Eats are now preparing to support Live Activities. Both of the apps were updated in November and now display a Live Activities toggle in their respective menus in the Settings app. The feature is not yet functional for public use in either app, but Uber might be doing testing internally.

Live Activities will make it easy to track the status of an...

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12:38
Apple has Released the Trailer for the Final Season of Ser...

This afternoon, Apple TV+ released the eerie season four trailer for its acclaimed psychological thriller “Servant,” which will return for its epic conclusion on Friday, January 13, 2023. Apple also announced the top Podcast series for 2022.

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11:44
Can't Get an iPhone 14 Pro? Here's Why You Shoul...

Due to production issues at Apple supplier factories in China, the iPhone 14 Pro and ‌iPhone 14 Pro‌ Max are backordered and basically out of stock at every store. If you were planning to gift or receive an ‌iPhone 14 Pro‌ model for the holidays and didn't already get one, you're basically out of luck because they're gone until late December.

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In fact, with the ‌iPhone 14 Pro‌ delays and rumors of some very enticing features for the high-end iPhone 15 models, you may just want to wait until September 2023 to upgrade. We've outlined some of the features that you can expect, which may just be new additions you want to hold out for.

iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Ultra

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10:24
Apple Shares Most Popular Podcasts of 2022

Apple today revealed the top podcast episodes, shows, channels, and subscriptions that listeners engaged with in the Podcasts app throughout 2022. Crime Junkie, The Daily, and Dateline NBC were the top three overall podcasts of 2022, and among new shows, The Deck, Fly on the Wall, and The Thing About Helen and Olga topped the charts.

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09:59
Apple Could Start Manufacturing Some iPads in India

Apple is considering manufacturing some of its iPads in India as it works to cut down on its reliance in China, reports CNBC. Apple has discussed relocating some iPad manufacturing to India with Indian officials, but there are hurdles to overcome, such as manufacturing expertise.

There have been no "concrete plans" established as of yet, but discussions are ongoing, and Apple is motivated to expand manufacturing in countries outside of China. Sources that spoke to CNBC warned that India has a lack of "highly skilled talent and individuals with expertise in building highly complex devices," which could slow down Apple's efforts.

Transitioning some manufacturing to India has been Apple's plan since 2017. The company began with producing some older ...

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09:35
Deals: Apple's iPad Mini 6 Available for Best-Ever Pr...

Apple's iPad mini 6 has returned to its all-time low price of $399.99 on Amazon this week. Be sure to make your purchase soon if you're interested as stock is dwindling fast and delivery estimates for Christmas may require you to pay for faster shipping if you don't have Prime.

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 mini is on sale at this price in Space Gray, Purple, and Starlight colors, and the sale is a match of the previous all-time low seen on this model during Black Friday. Be sure to check the delivery window before you place your order, especially if you need it to arrive for Christmas Day, as you may need to choose the faster options.

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09:01
What's Next for HomePod Mini: Recapping the Latest Ru...

It's been over two years since Apple released the HomePod mini. Beyond new color options, the smart speaker has not been updated since launching in November 2020, but rumors suggest that a new model could be in the pipeline.

Below, we've recapped the latest rumors and expectations for the HomePod mini.

HomePod Mini History

  • October 2020: Apple announces the HomePod mini during its iPhone 12 event.
  • November 2020: HomePod mini launches November 16 in the U.S., Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Spain, and the U.K., followed by Mexico and Taiwan on November 24.
  • December 2020 - November 2021: HomePod mini launches in mainland China, Austria, Ireland, New Zealand, and Italy.
  • March 2021: Apple discontinues the full-sized HomePod.
  • November 2021: HomePod mini gets three new color...
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08:42
Deals: Samsung's iMac-Like Smart Monitor M8 Gets Mass...

Last week on Cyber Monday, we shared a list of deals including Samsung's popular 32-inch 4K UHD Smart Monitor M8. Today, this monitor has dropped even more on Samsung's website and is available for $399.99, down from $729.99 in select colors.

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

Specifically, the sale is available in Spring Green, Sunset Pink, and Daylight Blue. Samsung's Smart Monitor M8 has a design very similar to the new 24-inch iMacs, and it uses USB-C charging connectivity and includes AirPlay support.

$330 OFFSamsung Smart Monitor M8 for $399.99

The M8 houses a 4K UHD flat LCD panel providing 400 nits of brightness, a 60Hz refresh rate, HDR support, and adaptive picture technology that automatically adjust display brightness and...

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08:22
Hyper Debuts HyperPack Pro Tech Backpack With Find My Inte...

Accessory brand Hyper today is announcing a new tech backpack with built-in support for Apple's Find My tracking, helping users keep tabs on their possessions in case they are misplaced or stolen. Leveraging expertise gained with Hyper's acquisition by Targus last year, the HyperPack Pro is a feature-rich backpack with a number of organizational features designed to appeal to creative professionals and others who find themselves regularly on the go with their devices.

Hyper was kind enough to send me an early production sample of the HyperPack Pro a few days ahead of the launch, so I've had a bit of time to test out its extensive set of features that goes well beyond the Find My integration. Rather simply taking an existing Targus backpack and adding a ‌Find My‌ module to it, Hyper sought to design a...

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06:51
Deals: Get the Year's Best Prices on 2021 MacBook Pro...

Amazon and Best Buy are kicking off the week with a return of the year's best prices on Apple's 14-inch MacBook Pro. Additionally, we're tracking a new all-time low on the high-end 16-inch MacBook Pro at B&H Photo.

14-Inch MacBook Pro

Starting with the 14-inch models, you can get the 512GB 14-inch MacBook Pro from Best Buy for $1,599.00, down from $1,999.00. This deal is available in both colors and Best Buy has both Silver and Space Gray in stock.

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.

$400 OFF14-inch MacBook Pro (512GB) for $1,599.00

For more storage, the 1TB 14-inch MacBook Pro is on sale for...

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03:57
Apple Led the Worldwide TWS Market in Q3 2022 by more than...

According to a new analytical report posted this morning, True Wireless Stereo (TWS) headphones remained the only audio category to show growth in Q3 2022 at 6% to 76.9 million units in the quarter with Apple leading the way

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01:19
Foxconn's Main iPhone Factory Could Resume Full Produ...

Apple manufacturing partner Foxconn expects its main iPhone plant in China to resume full production around late December to early January, following worker unrest last month that disrupted the factory.

"The situation has stabilized," a Foxconn source told Reuters, referring to the protests in Zhengzhou and the government's easing of COVID restrictions.

"The local government is actively helping with the resumption. The capacity is now being gradually resumed with new staff hiring under way. If the recruitment goes smoothly, it could take around three to four weeks to resume full production," the person said."At present, the overall epidemic situation has been brought under...

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00:38
Nothing Plans to Launch New Smartphone in US to Take on Ap...

UK-based tech company Nothing plans to launch a new smartphone in the US to directly compete with Apple's iPhone, according to a new report out today.

In an interview with CNBC, Nothing CEO Carl Pei said the startup is in "early conversations" with American cellular carriers about launching a new phone in the US, but he stopped short of naming any of the carriers.

Nothing in July launched its Phone 1 smartphone in over 40 markets, including the UK, Japan, India, and countries in mainland Europe. At the time, the company said it had no plans for a widespread release of the Phone 1 in the US.

"The reason why we didn't launch in the US is because you need a lot of additional technical support, to...

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Sunday December 4

13:49
Deals: Record Low Prices Hit Apple's 2022 iPad and iP...

In addition to a deal on AirPods Pro 2, today we're also seeing Black Friday prices return for both the 2022 iPad and iPad Air. You'll find all of these sales on Amazon and a few are matched at Best Buy.

iPad (2022)

Starting with Apple's new 10.9-inch iPad, you can get the 64GB Wi-Fi model for $399.00 in all four colors, down from $449.00. This was a sale that became super rare over Black Friday and only B&H Photo had it for a short time.

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.

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13:36
Deals: AirPods Pro 2 Return to Black Friday Price of $199....

Amazon this weekend has returned with its popular Black Friday price on Apple's AirPods Pro 2, available for $199.99, down from $249.00. As of writing, only Amazon is offering this sale.

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 further we get into December, the harder it will be to get AirPods (and all Apple products) in time for Christmas Day delivery. With this in mind, the AirPods Pro 2 today have a December 14-15 delivery date, so if you held off for Black Friday we recommend making your purchases soon.

$49 OFFAirPods Pro 2 for $199.99

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13:09
At iMiD 2022, Samsung Display revealed an all-screen finge...

This weekend I stumbled on the Samsung Display keynote at this year's International Meeting on Information Display (IMID) 2022. For those following industry trends, Samsung Display's keynote was an eye opener into what lies just ahead for mobile, foldable, slidable, gaming and automotive displays. One of the more interesting displays is a new all-screen fingerprint display ...

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09:31
A Microsoft Patent published this week takes Apple's...

Back in 2013, Patently Apple posted a patent report about a potential MacBook with a detachable display to act as tablet for leisurely reading and web surfing. I thought then as I still do, that it was a very innovative idea for its time. In the end, Apple didn't want to hurt iPad sales and never brought it to market. Apple's competitor Microsoft loved the idea and quickly brought the Surface Book to market in 2015. This week a new Microsoft patent came to light that expanded on Apple's Touch Bar concept ...

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07:38
Kuo: Apple Headset Shipments Potentially Delayed Until Sec...

Mass shipments of Apple's long-rumored AR/VR headset may be delayed until the second half of 2023 due to unspecified "software-related issues," according to the latest information shared today by tech analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

Apple headset render by Ian Zelbo

Kuo said mass shipments of components for the headset are still likely to begin in the first half of 2023, but he believes that mass shipments of fully assembled headsets may not begin until the second half of the year. This delay could result in the headset launching in the second half of 2023, even if Apple announces it earlier in the year.

WWDC 2023 in June would be an opportune time for Apple to announce the headset, along with an SDK for developers to create AR/VR apps for the device.

Kuo previously claimed that Apple planned to unveil the headset at a January media event and begin mass shipments...

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Saturday December 3

18:34
Elon Musk Says Apple Has 'Fully Resumed' Adverti...

Apple has "fully resumed" advertising on the Twitter social network, Twitter CEO Elon Musk said today during a two-hour Twitter Spaces chat highlighted by Bloomberg. Musk also confirmed that Apple is Twitter's largest advertiser.

Just five days ago, Musk accused Apple of hating "free speech," "making moderation demands," and ceasing ad spending, causing a slew of press coverage about a potential battle brewing between Apple and Twitter. Musk publicly claimed that Apple had "mostly stopped" offering ads on Twitter and that it had also threatened to "withhold Twitter from its App Store."

Then, two days after making those statements, Musk met with Apple CEO...

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10:23
Party Trick: Newer iPhones Allow You to Measure Someone...

iPhone 12 Pro and Pro Max, iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max, and iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max models feature a LiDAR Scanner next to the rear camera that can be used to measure a person's height instantly in Apple's preinstalled Measure app.

To measure a person's height, simply open the Measure app, point your iPhone at the person you want to measure, and make sure they are visible on the screen from head to toe. After a brief moment, a line should appear at the top of the person's head with their height measurement. You can choose to have the measurement displayed in feet-and-inches or in centimeters in the Settings app under Measure → Measure Units.

The app measures a person's height from the floor to the top of their head, hair, or hat. You can even measure the seated height of a person in a chair.

The circular shutter button in the bottom-right corner allows you to take a photo of the person...

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08:38
Apple was Granted a Whopping 25 Design Patents for their...

On September 7th, Apple introduced their all-new Apple Watch Ultra that's aimed at the extreme sport and recreational diving markets. Apple Watch Ultra introduced a 49mm titanium case (patented) and flat sapphire front crystal that reveals the biggest and brightest Apple Watch display yet. A customizable Action button offers instant access to a wide range of useful features. On Friday, the Hong Kong Patent and Trademark Office granted (registered) Apple a whopping 25 Apple Watch Ultra design patents covering every aspect of the design in CAD and in line art form.

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06:00
Top Stories: M2 Max Benchmark Leak, iPhone 15 Camera Rumor...

With Black Friday and Cyber Week shopping events winding down and the calendar flipping over to December, our attention is starting to turn to 2023 and all of the Apple news we're expecting to see.

This week saw an alleged benchmark leak for an "M2 Max" chip expected to make an appearance in upcoming Macs like the MacBook Pro early next year, as well as fresh rumors about the iPhone 15 coming later in the year.

Other news included Apple's annual App Store Awards, the high-profile launch of the Oceanic+ diving app for Apple Watch Ultra, and our look at some of the other things in Apple's pipeline that we're hoping to see in the fairly near future, so read on for all of the details on these stories and more!

'M2 Max' Performance Revealed in Leaked Benchmark

Alleged benchmark results for Apple's as-yet-unannounced M2 Max chip surfaced on Geekbench this week, offering a...

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04:53
Apple has Filed a 4-Count Patent Infringement Lawsuit agai...

In early December 2020, Patently Apple posted a report titled "Apple has been sued by EKG Device Maker 'AliveCor' for Patent Infringement." In late June 2022 we posted another report titled "An Initial Determination from an International Trade Commission Judge Finds that Apple Infringed AliveCor’s Patented ECG related Technology." Late yesterday, Apple filed a 4-count counter patent infringement lawsuit against AliveCor in California.

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Friday December 2

15:18
Apple Accuses AliveCor of 'Brazen' Patent Infrin...

Apple today filed a patent infringement lawsuit against AliveCor, a company that has developed the ECG "KardiaBand" designed for the Apple Watch, among other ECG-focused products. AliveCor and Apple are already in the midst of a legal battle following an ITC complaint and antitrust lawsuit that AliveCor filed last year

According to Apple, AliveCor's product line has not been successful with customers, and the company's "failures in the market" have led it to "opportunistic assertions of its patents against Apple." Earlier this year, AliveCor submitted an International Trade Commission complaint against Apple in an attempt to get an import ban on the Apple Watch, and the judge...

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14:41
Apple has been sued by a Singapore company claiming that t...

Apple has been sued by Geoscope Technologies Pte. Ltd, a company organized under the laws of Singapore and registered to do business in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The company owns six patents relating to the field of geolocation services for mobile devices. The company claims that Apple's mobile devices infringe ...

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14:13
When Will iOS 16.2 Be Released?

Apple in late October began testing iOS 16.2 and iPadOS 16.2 updates, providing betas to both developers and public beta testers. As of now, we've had four total betas, with the fourth beta having been released earlier this week. iOS 16.2 and iPadOS 16.2 are expected before the end of the year, and we thought we'd try to narrow down the launch timeline.

With only four betas released since October, iOS 16.2 still has some testing time remaining before we can expect a release. At the very least, we'll have a release candidate before iOS 16.2 is launched, but there is a possibility we'll also see another beta too.

We typically see five or more betas before a release candidate, but timelines get crunched during the holiday season. Last year, Apple seeded just four betas of iOS 15.2 before the RC and subsequent launch, so we could see something similar this year. If that's the...

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11:43
Apple Card Customer Agreement Updated for 'Upcoming...

Goldman Sachs this week updated its Apple Card customer agreement to reflect the credit card's upcoming Daily Cash savings account feature, which was expected to launch with iOS 16.1 but appears to have been delayed.

"To enable new ways to use Daily Cash like the upcoming Savings account feature, we are updating the Daily Cash Program section of your Apple Card Customer Agreement," reads an email sent to Apple Card holders this week.

In October, Apple announced that Apple Card users would soon be able to open a new high-yield savings account from Goldman Sachs and have their Daily Cash cashback rewards automatically deposited into it, with no fees, no minimum deposits, and no minimum balance requirements...

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10:54
Google Again Criticizes Apple for Not Adopting RCS for Mes...

Google is continuing on with its crusade to convince Apple to adopt the RCS messaging standard, publishing a new "it's time for RCS" blog post. Promoted heavily by Google, RCS or Rich Communication Services is a messaging standard that is designed to replace the current SMS messaging standard.

It provides support for higher resolution photos and videos, audio messages, and bigger file sizes, plus it adds improved encryption, cross-platform emoji reactions, and more reliable group chats across different devices. Google has been pushing Apple to adopt RCS for well over a year now, but so far, Apple is not budging.

Google's new blog post points out that this week marks the 30th anniversary of the SMS messaging standard, as the first SMS message was sent on December 3, 1992. Google argues that it's time for an update...

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10:43
Apple and Zedd Collaborate to Allow GarageBand Users to Re...

Apple today in collaboration with artist Zedd announced that a new Remix Session of Zedd's hit song "Clarity" is now available in GarageBand.

iPhone and iPad users can now open the GarageBand app and remix "Clarity" with guided instruction from Zedd. The free Remix Session can be downloaded in GarageBand's Sound Library and Zedd has shared a companion video on YouTube with tips on how to remix the song in a couple of minutes using the app's Live Loops interface.

"Clarity" is also available in Spatial Audio on Apple Music starting today following the 10-year anniversary of the song's release last month.

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09:29
Apple TV+ has renewed the Thriller "Surface" wit...

Apple TV+ has picked up the thriller 'Surface' starring Gugu Mbatha-Raw for a second season.

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08:56
iCloud Mail Experiencing Issues for Second Day in a Row

Apple's iCloud Mail service is experiencing issues for the second day in a row, and Apple's System Status page says that the service may be slow or unavailable for some users.

The outage began at 5:06 a.m. Pacific Time, and affected users may not be able to access their mail until the issue is resolved, which is the same problem that the service was having yesterday.

Apple has not provided a timeline on when a fix might be available, but we'll update this article when the outage has been addressed. Yesterday's outage lasted for several hours, and has recurred twice now.Tags: iCloud, Apple MailRelated Forum: Apple Music, Apple Pay/Card, iCloud, Fitness+...

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07:30
New Apple Card Customers Can Get 5% Cashback on Apple Prod...

Apple has announced that customers who open an Apple Card account between December 1 and December 25 are eligible for an increased 5% Daily Cash on Apple products purchased with the card between those dates at Apple Stores and on Apple.com.

The following purchases with the Apple Card are ineligible for 5% Daily Cash: purchases made with Apple Card Monthly Installments or the iPhone Upgrade Program, wireless carrier financing plans, Apple services, and monthly AppleCare+ payments. Full terms and conditions are listed at the bottom of the Apple Card website.

Apple Card typically offers 3% Daily Cash on purchases completed via Apple Pay at Apple, Nike, Panera Bread, Walgreens, T-Mobile, Exxon Mobil, and Ace Hardware. Other purchases made with Apple Card via Apple Pay are eligible for 2% Daily Cash, and purchases made with the physical Apple Card are eligible for 1% Daily Cash.

Apple's credit card launched...

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07:08
Radical iMac Mod Shows How Apple Could Have Removed the Ch...

Technicians in China have developed an arduous modification to eliminate the 24-inch iMac's "chin," achieving an all-screen design.

Io Technology, a group that makes hardware and chip-related modification and repair videos, posted a video that reveals some of the engineering behind the striking ‌iMac‌ modification on Chinese video sharing website Bilibili. It garnered attention on Twitter after being reposted by users like "DuanRui."

2002's ‌iMac‌ G4, which had equal bezels around the display, was cited as an inspiration for the modification. While moving most of the ‌iMac‌'s internal components to the stand like the G4 was initially considered, placing them directly behind the bottom edge of the display was the method eventually chosen to reduce the device's front profile, while retaining most of its thin...

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06:27
In the Top 5 PC Vendors List for Q3 2022, Apple Delivered...

In a new analytical report, we learn that US shipments of desktops, notebooks and workstations fell by 12% year on year in Q3 2022 to 17.8 million units. Yet once again, Apple bucked the trend with tremendous growth.

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05:23
PSA: Older Notifications No Longer Hidden in Notification...

In a small but significant change to the way the Notification Center works in the latest iOS 16.2 beta, older notifications are now shown by default without having to swipe up.

In the current release as well as earlier versions of iOS 16, users do not automatically see older notifications in the Notification Center like they did in iOS 15, and instead must manually swipe up from the middle to reveal them, if there are any.

In other words, if a new notification is received and the user unlocks and then locks their iPhone without interacting with it, iOS treats it as an old notification and sends it to the Notification Center where it is hidden, which some users say often results in important notifications being missed.

Note that in iOS 16.2 beta 4, the Lock Screen still hides older...

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04:04
LastPass Hacked for Second Time This Year

Password management app LastPass says it is investigating a security incident after an "unauthorized party" compromised its systems on Wednesday and gained access to some customer information.

The information was stored in a third-party cloud service shared by LastPass and parent company GoTo, said LastPass CEO Karim Toubba in a blog post. Toubba said the hackers used information stolen from LastPass' systems in a separate previously disclosed incident that occurred in August of this year. Toubba added in the blog post that "customers' passwords remain safely encrypted."

We recently detected unusual activity within a third-party cloud storage service, which is currently shared by both LastPass and its affiliate, GoTo. We immediately launched an investigation, engaged Mandiant, a leading security firm, and alerted law enforcement.

We have determined that an unauthorized...

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Thursday December 1

16:53
Last Night Apple Original Films hosted the World Premiere...

Last night at the Regency Village Theatre in Los Angeles, CA, Apple Original Films hosted the world premiere of the highly anticipated drama, “Emancipation,” starring Will Smith.

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16:37
Apple's iPhone 14 Emergency SOS via Satellite Feature...

With the launch of iOS 16.1, Apple rolled out a Emergency SOS via Satellite, which is designed to allow iPhone 14 owners to contact emergency services using satellite connectivity when no cellular or WiFi connection is available. The feature was put to the test in Alaska today, when a man became stranded in a rural area.

In the early hours of the morning on December 1, Alaska State Troopers received an alert that a man traveling by snow machine from Noorvik to Kotzebue had become stranded. The man was in a cold, remote location with no connectivity, and he activated the Emergency SOS via satellite feature on his ‌iPhone 14‌ to alert authorities to his predicament.

Apple's Emergency Response Center worked with local search...

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15:59
Apple-1 Computer Hand-Numbered by Steve Jobs Expected to F...

Apple-1 computers are the ultimate collector's item for Apple fans, and they often sell for hundreds of thousands of dollars due to their rarity. RR Auction is this month selling a functional Apple-1 computer that was hand-numbered by Steve Jobs, and the site expects the machine to fetch upwards of $375,000.

There were just 200 Apple-1 computers produced by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak back in 1976, and it is believed that only 60 to 70 remain. The Apple-1 that's up for auction is listed as #78. The machine was initially sold at auction in 2018 after it was restored to its original operational state by Apple-1 expert Corey Cohen.

When it was sold in 2018, the buyer paid $375,000, so it could potentially go for even more this time around. At the current time, bids have reached $220,000.This Apple-1 computer was restored to its original...

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15:54
A new rumor points to Apple's Future Extended Reality...

Today, a rumor claims that Apple has renamed its Mixed-Reality Software from realityOS to 'xrOS' representing "Extended Reality OS."

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14:28
Belkin Launches Kit for Cleaning Earwax Off of AirPods

Belkin this week announced the launch of a new AirPods Cleaning Kit, which is designed to remove earwax and dirt build-up from the earbuds to restore acoustic performance.

The kit is designed for the AirPods 1, 2, and 3 models, as these earbuds do not have silicone tips that protect them from exposure to earwax when in the ears.

Belkin's kit includes a cleaning brush, an earwax softening solution, cleaning gel, and a microfiber cloth. It seems to be designed to be a one-time use kit as the cleaning components are provided in small quantities, and the cleaning gel in particular says that it must be used within two hours of opening.

According to Belkin, wax and dirt build-up can impact sound quality, and the kit is able to remove up to 99 percent of materials that are clogging up the AirPods. The cleaning components are designed to be mess-free, and Belkin says that they will not damage...

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12:57
Apple Now Calling AR/VR Headset Operating System 'xrO...

Apple has decided to call the software that will run on its upcoming AR/VR headset "xrOS," an update from the original "RealityOS or "rOS" naming the company was planning on, according to Bloomberg.

Render created by Ian Zelbo based on rumored information

The name change comes as Apple begins to prepare for the launch of the headset, which is expected at some point in 2023. The headset will feature its own operating system, much like the Apple TV and the Apple Watch, and it will have a dedicated App Store.

"XR" is meant to stand for extended reality, which pertains to both augmented and virtual reality. Rumors indicate that the...

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11:49
iPhone Users Can Now Share Digital Car Keys With Pixel Use...

In 2020, Apple introduced a digital car key feature that allows users to unlock and start a compatible vehicle by bringing an iPhone or Apple Watch near the driver-side door. The car keys are stored in the Wallet app in the same way that a credit card is. The feature is currently limited to select BMW, Kia, and Genesis vehicles.

Apple has been working with the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) and others to establish an industry standard for sharing digital keys across platforms. As part of this effort, Apple today announced that iPhone users can now share car keys in the Wallet app with Pixel device users through apps such as Messages, Mail, and WhatsApp. Simply choose a car key in the Wallet app, tap the Share button, and follow the steps.

Apple says Google will be expanding this functionality to select other smartphones running Android 12 or later soon.

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Hands-On With the $99 Nothing Ear Stick

Nothing, known for a range of Android-based lower-cost devices, recently came out with a new set of $99 "Ear Stick" earbuds. We picked up some of the new earbuds and thought we'd check them out to see how they measure up to Apple's AirPods.

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Stylized as the Nothing Ear (stick), the earbuds from Nothing have a rather unique design. You can see the hardware inside the stem thanks to the clear housing, something that Nothing also did with the matching Nothing Phone.

The Nothing Ear Stick earbuds are more similar in design to the third-generation AirPods than AirPods Pro, and there is no silicone tip. Instead, it features what Nothing says is an ergonomic design, with an earbud that sits in the outer part...

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iPad 10 Teardown Reveals Why Device Isn't Compatible...

Do-it-yourself repair website iFixit today shared a video teardown of Apple's new 10th-generation iPad, providing a closer look inside the tablet and revealing why the device lacks support for the second-generation Apple Pencil.

The teardown reveals the internal layout of the iPad, including its two-cell 7,606 mAh battery, logic board with the A14 Bionic chip, and more.

As suspected, the teardown shows that components for the iPad's landscape-positioned front camera occupy the space where the wireless charging coil would have been located for the second-generation Apple Pencil. As a result, the device is only compatible with the first-generation Apple Pencil, with an adapter required for pairing and charging.

Image Credit: iFixit

iFixit also confirmed that the iPad has stretch-release battery...

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