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Saturday September 24

11:25
Apple Now Selling Refurbished 13-Inch MacBook Pro With M2

Apple is now selling the 13-inch MacBook Pro powered with the M2 Apple silicon chip in its refurbished store for the first time in the United States and Canada.

In the United States, Apple offers the 13-inch MacBook Pro with ‌M2‌ with 256GB and 512GB of storage for $1,169 and $1,349, respectively. The 13-inch MacBook Pro with the ‌M2‌ chip and 256GB of storage is usually priced at $1,299, while the 512GB is priced at $1,499. In the United Kingdom, Apple offers refurbished models with up to 1TB of storage.

The 13-inch MacBook Pro was updated with the new ‌M2‌ Apple silicon chip this June alongside the redesigned MacBook Air. Apple says the new version with the ‌M2‌ chip is up to 1.4x faster compared to the M1-powered model and up to 6x time faster than the previous generation 13-inch MacBook...

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11:05
Apple's CEO Tweets about Actor Sydney Poitier and Por...

In the last 24 hours, Apple's CEO Tweeted about Sidney Poitier and photographer Brigitte Lacombe

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10:19
A Project Titan patent from Apple reveals an advanced Wind...

Earlier this month the US Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that relates to Project Titan. Apple's patent covers systems, apparatus, and techniques for sensing defects associated with a window and for performing image processing based at least partly on the sensed defects. Apple's patent describes a lighting and camera system on the windshield of an...

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07:21
Apple was granted a Design Patent in Hong Kong for their...

On Friday, the Hong Kong Patent Office granted Apple a design patent for their all-new desktop computer branded the 'Mac Studio.' It's the first design patent from Hong Kong for 2022 and likely not the last. There's likely to be a design patent for the iPhone 14 Pro & Pro Max with its unique 'Dynamic Island' in-the-works. Also on Friday, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office published ...

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06:00
Top Stories: iOS 16.0.2 Bug Fixes, Apple Watch Ultra and A...

Who's ready for a breather? A flurry of hardware and software releases following Apple's "Far Out" event earlier this month is finally on a bit of a pause, with the Apple Watch Ultra and second-generation AirPods Pro now making their way into customers' hands while we have a couple of weeks before the iPhone 14 Plus launches.

This week saw the two major hardware releases, but also an important iOS update addressing some bugs with the latest iPhone models and iOS 16 in general, while the more significant iOS 16.1 update continues through beta testing. Be sure to read on below for details on these stories and more as we continue to explore everything new in Apple's latest releases.

Apple Releases iOS 16.0.2 With Bug Fixes for iPhone 14 Pro and More

Apple has released iOS 16.0.2 with several bug fixes. Notably, the update addresses an issue with the...

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05:15
Here's What Else to Expect From Apple Later This Year

As usual, September has been a very busy month for Apple. The company released the iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Pro, iPhone 14 Pro Max, Apple Watch Series 8, and a new Apple Watch SE last week, followed by the Apple Watch Ultra and new AirPods Pro this week. On the software side, Apple released iOS 16, watchOS 9, and tvOS 16.

All attention now turns to October and beyond, with rumors suggesting that Apple still has a lot on its schedule through the end of 2022. Below, we have put together a list of some of the bigger announcements to expect from Apple later this year.

iPhone 14 Plus Launch

While the iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Pro, and iPhone 14 Pro Max launched on September 16, the iPhone 14 Plus is available starting October 7. Apple did not provide a reason for the staggered release, but the iPhone 14 Plus is a brand new option in the lineup and will become the first non-Pro model with a large 6.7-inch display ever sold.

Key new features of the iPhone 14...

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01:00
Ten Things AirPods Pro 2 Tell Us About AirPods Max 2

Upon the release of the second-generation AirPods Pro, the AirPods Max became the oldest current-generation AirPods product still in Apple's lineup. Introducing several new features like Adaptive Transparency and the H2 chip, the second-generation ‌AirPods Pro‌ may provide some of the best indications yet of what to expect from the second-generation ‌AirPods Max‌.

Almost two years later, rumors about a successor to the original ‌AirPods Max‌ are thin on the ground. The last we heard about the next-generation ‌AirPods Max‌ was a report from Bloomberg's Mark Gurman in May 2021, which explained that Apple was considering launching new color options for the device. In...

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Friday September 23

12:26
Apple Watch Ultra Unboxing and Hands-On

It's the official launch day for Apple's latest and greatest product, the Apple Watch Ultra. We picked up one of the new watches to check out the features and compare it with the Apple Watch Series 8 to see if it's worth the upgrade.

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The ‌Apple Watch Ultra‌ is Apple's largest watch to date, measuring in at 49mm, a full 4mm over the 45mm ‌Apple Watch Series 8‌. It can look large depending on your wrist size, plus it's thicker than you might expect. If you can comfortably wear a 45mm Apple Watch, the ‌Apple Watch Ultra‌ may not feel too much bigger, but it sits higher.

It's heavier than the 45mm ‌Apple Watch Series 8‌, but not so much so that it's super noticeable. Coming from a 41mm Apple...

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12:04
AirPods 3 vs. AirPods Pro 2 Buyer's Guide

Almost three years after the launch of the first-generation AirPods Pro, Apple unveiled the second-generation model alongside the iPhone 14 lineup and several new Apple Watches. Although the second-generation ‌AirPods Pro‌ feature the same design as their predecessor, they improve on features like Active Noise Cancellation, in-ear detection, and battery life, while introducing new functionality like Adaptive Transparency, volume adjustment touch controls, and precision finding.

In late 2021, Apple announced a major update for its standard AirPods, with the new earbuds featuring Spatial Audio, Adaptive EQ, force sensor controls, sweat and water resistance, MagSafe charging, and more.

Should...

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09:40
AirPods Pro 2 Engravings Appear in iOS During Pairing and...

Customers who personalize their second-generation AirPods Pro charging case with an engraving will now have that engraving reflected directly on iOS as they pair and connect their ‌AirPods Pro‌.

Apple allows customers to personalize their ‌AirPods Pro‌ charging case with a special engraving that can include select emojis and Memojis. Unlike before, starting with the second-generation ‌AirPods Pro‌, that engraving is now reflected on the digital case on iOS as a user pairs and connects their ‌AirPods Pro‌.

The second-generation ‌AirPods Pro‌ began arriving to customers today. The new ‌AirPods Pro‌ include better Active Noise Cancellation, the new H2 chip, and an updated charging case with deeper Find My integration and a lanyard loop. Related Roundup: AirPods Pro...

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09:16
How to Use Precision Finding to Locate AirPods Pro 2 With...

With AirPods Pro 2, Apple has improved the Charging Case by adding a U1 chip for Precision Finding with Find My. This article explains how to use Precision Finding to locate your ‌AirPods Pro‌ if you've misplaced or lost them.

‌Find My‌‌ uses Bluetooth signals from lost AirPods to relay their location back to you. Apart from Bluetooth, however, the second-generation ‌AirPods Pro‌ Charging Case is also equipped with a U1 Ultra Wideband chip, and on iPhones that also have U1 chips, there's a Precision Finding feature that enables you to more accurately determine the distance and direction of your AirPods when they're in range, when compared to Bluetooth alone.

If you want to find lost ‌AirPods Pro‌ 2 and you have an ‌iPhone 11‌ or later model, Precision Finding will direct you...

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09:08
Best Apple Deals of the Week: First Deals Hit New Apple Wa...

Following last week's launch of the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro, this week's deals continued to focus on great discounts and promotions on the new Apple smartphones and their best accessories. You'll also find the first markdowns on the new Apple Watch SE and ongoing solid sales on iPad Pro and MacBook Pro.

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.

MagSafe Accessories

  • What's the deal? Take 25% off MagSafe Chargers
  • Where can I get it? Verizon
  • Where can I find the original deal? Right here...
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08:35
The Made by Google Event has been set for October 6th foll...

October is going to a busy tech month with Apple, Microsoft and Google holding product events. Google has announced that their 'Made by Google' event will be held on October 6th ...

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08:24
Hands-On With the New AirPods Pro 2

After a three-year wait, the second-generation AirPods Pro earbuds are finally here, arriving in the hands of customers as of today. We picked up a the ‌AirPods Pro‌ 2 and thought we'd check them out to give MacRumors readers an overview of all the new features.

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Design wise, the ‌AirPods Pro‌ look almost identical to the original ‌AirPods Pro‌, but there are some changes with the charging case that you'll notice. It's got a little hole for a lanyard, but note that Apple isn't selling its own lanyard - you'll need a third party solution from a company like Incase.

The MagSafe Charging Case also has speakers...

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08:12
Six New Apple Watch Features Coming Later This Year

With new Apple Watch Ultra and Series 8 models now in the hands of customers, Apple has brought a host of smart new features to many people's wrists. But there's more to come.

Apple has a handful of additional features in store for Apple Watch Series 8 and ‌Apple Watch Ultra‌ owners before the year's end, and some of them are watchOS 9 functions, which means they will even work on older Apple Watch models, too. Here's what we can expect.

1. Track Detection

Apple will soon introduce a new Track running experience that automatically detects when you arrive at a running track, and combines Apple Maps data with GPS to provide a more accurate route map – including an option to choose your lane – and more accurate pace and...

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07:44
AirPods Pro 2: How to Enable or Disable Charging Case Soun...

With AirPods Pro 2, Apple has improved the Charging Case by adding a U1 chip for Precision Finding with Find My. This means there is a speaker built into the case that can emit a sound to help you locate it.

However, the speaker also plays an audible chime whenever you start charging the Charging Case. The sound plays whether you connect the case to power via Lightning or place it down on a charging pad. If you find this distracting, here's an easy way to turn it off.

  1. Connect your ‌AirPods Pro‌ 2 to your iPhone.
  2. Launch the Settings app.
  3. Tap the ‌AirPods Pro‌ 2 tab just under your Apple ID.
  4. Scroll down and toggle off the switch next to...
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07:18
A Strange legal case filed against Apple in Boston demands...

Adam John Mackintosh of San Francisco has filed a case with the District of Massachusetts (Boston) against Apple Inc. The court docket has categorized the nature of the suit as: "470 Racketeer/Corrupt Organization." Referenced on the docket is a demand for $10 billion from Apple.

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07:08
New 14-Inch and 16-Inch MacBook Pros Reportedly Launching...

Apple plans to release new MacBook Pro models in the fourth quarter of 2022, according to supply chain publication DigiTimes. The report does not mention specific models, but it very likely refers to the next-generation 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros given that the 13-inch model was already updated earlier this year.

There has been uncertainty surrounding the timing of new 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models and whether they would be equipped with 5nm or 3nm chips, but it is looking increasingly likely that the notebooks will be released later this year with 5nm chips. Apple is expected to hold an October event focused on the Mac and iPad, so it would be fitting for the new MacBook Pro models to be announced then.

In...

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06:56
Don't Want the Apple Watch Ultra or Series 8? Amazon...

The Apple Watch Series 8 and Apple Watch Ultra are now available to purchase, but if you aren't interested in these updates you can save a lot of money on Series 7 models right now on 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.

The best deals are on cellular models of the Apple Watch Series 7, starting with the 41mm cellular model for $379.00, down from $499.00....

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06:45
AirPods Pro 2 Charging Case Can Broadcast Battery Status W...

Apple's second-generation AirPods Pro are now in the hands of customers, and one notable new tidbit that has come to light is that the MagSafe Charging Case can broadcast its charging status to the iOS Battery widget even when the AirPods are in your ears.

With other AirPods models, including the first-generation AirPods Pro, users have to place the earbuds in the Charging Case to get a reading of the battery status of the case itself. With AirPods Pro 2, the Battery widget will now show you the status of both the Charging Case and the AirPods, regardless of whether the earbuds are in the case.

The AirPods Pro 2 case includes a built-in U1 chip that enables Find My with Precision Finding so that it can be exactly located. It seems likely therefore that the U1 chip is enabling the Charging Case to broadcast its battery status over high-frequency Ultra Wideband, rather than having to rely on a Bluetooth connection via the AirPods.

Priced at $249, AirPods Pro 2...

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05:44
Apple Watch Ultra Available for Pickup Today Without Pre-O...

Apple Watch Ultra orders are beginning to arrive to customers around the world. For customers who forgot to pre-order an Apple Watch Ultra or simply decided to wait, many configurations are now estimated for delivery in 3-4 weeks, but the good news is that same-day or next-day pickup is now available at select Apple Store locations.

A quick spot check of Apple's online store reveals that many Apple Watch Ultra models with the Alpine Loop or Ocean Band are available for in-store pickup today in countries such as the U.S., Canada, and the U.K., but Trail Loop models are much harder to find. In-store availability will likely deplete quickly as the day goes on.

To order a product with Apple Store pickup, add the product to your bag on Apple.com or in the Apple Store app, proceed to checkout, select the "I'll pick it up" option, enter your ZIP or postal code, choose an available Apple Store location, select a pickup date, and select a 15-minute check-in window. Payment is...

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05:23
Popular Climbing App Redpoint Updated With Apple Watch Ult...

Popular climbing app Redpoint has been updated for Apple Watch Ultra, bringing Action Button support into the mix for all climbing disciplines.

As a fitness tracker for bouldering and climbing, Redpoint tracks climbing routes and altitudes using the barometric sensor in your Apple Watch or iPhone, generating an automatic logbook of your ascents.

The app comes with full Apple HealthKit integration so all climbing activity contributes to closing your rings, and the app supports a variety of grading scales for bouldering, top rope, sport climbing, trad climbing, via ferrata, deep water soloing (psicobloc), and aid climbing.

For ‌Apple Watch Ultra‌, the Redpoint functionalities automatically assigned to the Action Button include starting a new climbing workout, logging the difficulty of a route, and...

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04:37
Apple Music Lands a Five-Year Deal for the Super Bowl Half...

Late yesterday, the NFL today announced that Apple Music was their new partner for the Super Bowl Halftime Show. Apple Music will be taking over from PepsiCo Inc., which has had its name on the star-studded intermission program since 2013.

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03:50
Strong iPhone 14 Pro Sales Could See Apple Hold 60% Market...

Strong sales of iPhone 14 Pro models could see Apple stabilize its market share for high-end handsets at 60%, if the enthusiastic consumer response continues through the year.

According to DigiTimes, so far this year Apple's market share for high-end handsets with unit prices of over $500 has reached 55% in off season and 60% in peak season, but ‌iPhone 14 Pro‌ sales could see its peak season share become the norm if they maintain their current momentum.

Apple has reportedly asked its primary iPhone assembler Foxconn to shift some iPhone 14 production capacity to the Pro models to meet strong demand, while DigiTimes...

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03:38
A new patent reveals a very Ingenious Security System behi...

Earlier this afternoon Patently Apple posted a report titled "The Revised iPad's Touch ID Button System could one day be applied to a Future Apple Watch." While we're on the topic of Touch ID, a second patent application was published today by the U.S. Patent Office titled "Split Processing of Biometric Data." Apple's patent application explains that there's more to the Touch ID button system on a MacBook or Magic Keyboard that meets the eye. In order to secure the user's fingerprint data, the Touch ID button is only half of the equation, with the host device doing most of the heavy lifting in respect to security.

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02:38
Apple Watch Ultra: How to Activate Night Mode

Apple Watch Ultra comes with a built-in Night Mode that puts a red filter on the display. Keep reading to learn how to use it.

To optimize for evening conditions, ‌Apple Watch Ultra‌ features a ‌Night Mode‌ that turns the interface red and removes retina-altering blue light from the display to ease strain on your eyes in the dark.

On other Apple Watch models, if you look at your watch or accidentally tilt your wrist in the dark, it can impact your night vision. ‌Night Mode‌ on ‌Apple Watch Ultra‌ protects night vision, which can be crucial for explorers and astronomers.

Also it just looks cool in the dark. Here's how to turn it on.

  1. If it isn't already active, swipe to the new Wayfinder watch face, which specially made for ‌Apple Watch Ultra‌.
  2. Turn the Digital Crown...
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02:19
Apple Watch Ultra: How to Use the Built-In Siren to Signal...

If you ever become lost, injured, or have some other emergency situation and want to draw attention to your location, ‌Apple Watch Ultra‌ includes an 86-decibel siren that you can use.

The siren uses a unique sound signature that incorporates two distinct alternating patterns, which can repeat for several hours. The first pattern suggests distress, while the second mimics the universally recognized SOS pattern, and the siren can be heard up to 600 feet or 180 meters away.

As such, it's pretty loud, so don't turn it on in enclosed environments or hold your watch close to your ears when the Siren is sounding.

How to Turn on Siren on Apple Watch Ultra

You can turn on the Siren using the Action button or the side button.

Using the Action Button:

  1. Press and hold the Action button until the Siren slider appears.
  2. Drag the...
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02:00
Apple Watch Ultra: How to Use the New Optimized Charge Lim...

All Apple Watch models running watchOS 7 or later include a Battery Health feature called Optimized Battery Charging that extends the total battery life of your Apple Watch by learning from your habits and waiting to finish charging all the way up until you need your ‌Apple Watch.

Apple Watch Ultra can last up to 36 hours on a single charge – the longest battery life of any Apple Watch – and to extend battery life even further, ‌Apple Watch Ultra‌ offers even more intelligent battery charge optimization with something called Optimized Charge Limit.

On by default when you set up your Apple Watch, Optimized Charge Limit use on-device machine learning to analyze your daily usage and determine when to charge to an optimized limit and when to allow a full charge. The feature changes dynamically depending on how...

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01:29
Apple Watch Ultra: How to Customize the Action Button

Apple Watch Ultra features a customizable Action button on the left side of the case that is capable of performing a variety of functions. This article explains what it can do, and how you can configure it.

Apart from activating the Siren, the Action Button on ‌Apple Watch Ultra‌ can be customized to perform a number of functions, offering quick access to them without you having to tap through various screens.

When you first set up your ‌Apple Watch Ultra‌, you'll be invited to assign one of the following functions to it:

  • Workout
  • Stopwatch
  • Waypoint
  • Backtrack
  • Dive
  • Flashlight
  • Shortcut
  • None

You can customize your selection further, depending on the app or function chosen. If you chose the Workout app, for example, pressing the Action button once...

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Thursday September 22

21:23
Apple Music Introduced as New Partner for Super Bowl Halft...

The National Football League today announced a new partnership with Apple Music for the Super Bowl Halftime Show. The multi-year partnership will see ‌Apple Music‌ replacing Pepsi as the primary sponsor for the show, with ‌Apple Music‌ offering "exclusive details and sneak peeks" leading up to the shows.

"We are proud to welcome Apple Music to the NFL family as our new partner for the iconic Super Bowl Halftime Show," said Nana-Yaw Asamoah, SVP of Partner Strategy for the NFL.  "We couldn't think of a more appropriate partner for the world's most-watched musical performance than Apple Music, a service that entertains, inspires, and motivates millions of people around the world through the intersection of music and technology." [...]

"Music and sports hold a special place in our hearts, so we're very...

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16:19
First Apple Watch Ultra and AirPods Pro 2 Orders Arriving...

It's already September 23 in Australia and New Zealand, aka AirPods Pro and Apple Watch Ultra launch day. Customers in these two countries who preordered the ‌AirPods Pro‌ 2 or an ‌Apple Watch Ultra‌ are beginning to receive their new devices.

We will soon start seeing the first hands-on pictures of the ‌AirPods Pro‌ 2 and ‌Apple Watch Ultra‌ from Australians and New Zealanders who are getting their deliveries, with photos appearing on social media sites along with first impressions.

With no Apple retail stores in New Zealand, Australian customers will be the first who are able to pick up the ‌AirPods Pro‌ 2 or ‌Apple Watch Ultra‌ at an Apple Store, and Apple is expected to have some stock for walk-in purchases. Availability in Australia typically gives us an idea of what we can...

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16:01
The Revised iPad's Touch ID Button System could one d...

When Apple was first granted a patent for Touch ID for Apple Watch back in 2017, it seemed like an odd duck to have it positioned on a side button and not applied to under the display. Then Apple surprised us by taking their invention and applying the Touch ID button to the top of the 2020 iPad Air. Technically, that made it a patent fulfilled but wasn't recognized as such because the focus device of the original patent was actually Apple Watch as noted in our cover graphic. Will Apple apply their proven Touch ID button and apply to a future Apple Watch?

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15:12
Apple Explains Why Second-Generation AirPods Pro Ear Tips...

Apple today explained why the new silicone ear tips for the second-generation AirPods Pro are not officially compatible with the original AirPods Pro.

In an updated support document, Apple said the original AirPods Pro ear tips have "noticeably denser mesh" than the second-generation ear tips. Apple did not provide any additional details, but the mesh density could result in acoustical differences.

"Ear tips have been designed specifically for their AirPods Pro generation, to deliver the highest-fidelity audio experience," the support document says. "As a result, use the ear tips that come with your AirPods Pro. AirPods Pro (1st generation) ear tips have noticeably denser mesh than AirPods Pro (2nd generation) ear tips."

Despite the mesh differences, the second-generation ear tips do fit the original AirPods Pro, so they are still physically compatible.

The mesh on the original AirPods Pro ear...

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14:35
Apple Provides Deep Dive Into New Apple Watch Ultra Depth...

With the official launch of the Apple Watch Ultra looming, Apple has shared a support document on the new Depth app that's exclusive to the device. The Depth app is designed to be used for recreational diving, providing information on water temperature, current depth, maximum depth, and more. The ‌Apple Watch Ultra‌ can be used for dives up to 40 meters deep (130 feet).

Apple warns that the Depth app is not a dive computer and it cannot provide decompression stop information or gas analysis. In situations where failure of the ‌Apple Watch Ultra‌ could lead to death or personal injury, Apple suggests using a secondary depth gauge and timer. Apple further recommends that the ‌Apple Watch Ultra‌ only be used by trained divers following safety protocols and diving with a buddy.

The support document walks through how to use the Depth app, which can be...

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14:18
Apple Card Promo Offers $100 in Daily Cash for New Custome...

If you've been holding out on getting an Apple Card, Apple is offering a referral program right now that will net you $100 in Daily Cash if you sign up and then make a purchase within 7 days.

You can get the cash reward by signing up through this link, which leads to the ‌Apple Card‌ application website. Apple is letting current ‌Apple Card‌ owners know about the promotion and suggesting that they pass the word along to friends.

You probably know this already, but we love having you as an Apple Card customer. Right now, for a very limited time, you can help your friends earn $100 Daily Cash. If you refer Apple Card to a friend and they open a new Apple Card by September 30th, we'll give them $100 Daily Cash if they also make...

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13:29
Apple TV+ signs a 2-year deal for a new project from the c...

Now that the hit series titled 'Better Call Saul' is officially over, Apple TV + has landed one of the biggest TV projects to hit the marketplace in quite a while. Apple TV+ has nabbed the new show from Breaking Bad creator and Better Call Saul co-creator Vince Gilligan ...

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13:04
Apple Releases iOS 16.0.2 With Bug Fixes for iPhone 14 Pro...

Apple today released iOS 16.0.2, addressing a number of bugs that iPhone 14 owners have been experiencing since the new devices launched. iOS 16.0.2 comes two weeks after the launch of iOS 16, and it follows iOS 16.0.1, an update made available to ‌iPhone 14‌ owners on launch day. The update is available for all iPhones that are capable of running iOS 16.

The iOS 16.0.2 update can be downloaded on eligible iPhones over-the-air by going to Settings > General > Software Update.

According to Apple's release notes, iOS 16.0.2 addresses bugs a number of bugs that have been impacting the ‌iPhone 14‌ models and other iPhones running ‌iOS 16‌. It addresses an issue that could cause the camera to...

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11:26
Apple Original Films has chosen Saoirse Roman to Lead in t...

Back in June, Patently Apple posted a report titled " In a competitive situation, Apple TV+ has landed ‘Blitz’ about World War II from Writer Steve McQueen." Today we're learning that Saoirse Ronan is set to lead in the film. Secondly, Apple hosted the Premiere of 'Sydney' last night that airs on Apple TV+ on Friday

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11:22
Apple Releases New Firmware for AirPods Pro 2 Ahead of Lau...

Apple today released new firmware designed for the second-generation AirPods Pro, which means the new AirPods will have a day one firmware update available at launch. The 5A377 firmware is now available for new ‌AirPods Pro‌ owners, up from the 5A374 firmware they ship with.

Apple has not provided information on what's included in refreshed firmware updates for the AirPods‌, so we don't know what improvements or bug fixes the new firmware brings.

There is no standard way to upgrade the ‌AirPods‌‌ software, but firmware is generally installed over-the-air while the ‌‌AirPods‌‌ are connected to an iOS device. Putting the ‌‌‌‌‌AirPods‌‌‌‌‌ in the case, connecting the ‌‌‌‌‌AirPods‌‌‌‌‌ to a power source, and then pairing the ‌‌‌‌‌AirPods‌‌‌‌‌ to an iPhone or an iPad should force the update after a short...

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10:24
Apple Releases watchOS 9.0.1 for Apple Watch Ultra

Apple today released watchOS 9.0.1, a minor update to the watchOS 9 operating system that debuted in September. watchOS 9.0.1 is available for the Apple Watch Ultra, and it will be a day one update for those who are receiving an ‌Apple Watch Ultra‌ tomorrow.

‌Apple Watch Ultra‌ owners can download the update by opening up the Apple Watch app on the iPhone and going to General > Software Update. To install the new software, the Apple Watch needs to have at least 50 percent battery, it needs to be placed on a charger, and it needs to be in range of the ‌‌‌‌‌iPhone‌‌‌‌‌.

According to Apple's release notes, the update addresses an issue that could cause audio to be distorted during phone calls when using the speakers.

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08:55
iPhone 14 Modded With Transparent Back Glass Panel to Reve...

iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus feature a more repair-friendly design with a removable back glass panel, allowing customers to more easily make aftermarket modifications to the device. Already, someone has modded an iPhone 14 with a transparent back glass panel that reveals various components inside the device.

The transparent back glass reveals the battery, wireless charging coil, logic board, Taptic Engine, internal side of the Lightning connector, and more. The modded iPhone 14 even has a custom rear camera housing with a frosted finish.

The photo of the modded iPhone 14 was shared today by a few Twitter accounts, but we have yet to pinpoint the original source.

iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus are the first models with easily removable back glass...

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07:57
Android App Copying iPhone 14 Pro's Dynamic Island Re...

A copycat version of the iPhone 14 Pro's Dynamic Island has arrived on Android's Google Play Store in the form of an app called "dynamicSpot."

The app, still in beta, offers customers several different experiences at the top of their smartphones. In its current form, dynamicSpot offers playback control for songs, timers, battery status, and more features coming soon, according to the app's description. dynamicSpot also offers customization features not available on Apple's Dynamic Island.

With dynamicSpot you can easily get the iPhone 14 Pro Dynamic Island feature on your device! dynamicSpot gives you Dynamic Island mini multitasking feature, making it easier to access recent notifications or phone status changes. Just tap on the little black popup to open the displayed app, long press the popup to expand it and...

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07:32
Apple Confirms that 'Apple Watch Ultra' & Ne...

Apple has announced this morning that starting Friday, September 23, the most rugged and capable Apple Watch and the most advanced AirPods ever arrive at Apple Store locations and Apple Authorized Resellers around the world.

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07:18
Deals: Amazon Takes $399 Off Select 14-Inch and 16-Inch Ma...

We're tracking quite a few discounts across Apple's 2021 MacBook Pro lineup, with up to $399 off both 14-inch and 16-inch models. All of the deals below can be found on Amazon, and many of them require you to head to the checkout screen before you will see the discounted price.

14-inch MacBook Pro

For the 14-inch MacBook Pro, only the 10-core M1 Pro/1TB SSD model is on sale at $2,099.99, down from $2,499.00. This is the best price we've ever tracked on this model of the 14-inch MacBook Pro.

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.

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

$399...

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06:49
Apple invents a new Secure Ultra-Wideband Location Trackin...

Today the US Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that relates to techniques for secure ultra-wideband (UWB) location tracking to perform a voice input operation. In the future, a user's iPhone may have to be in a particular orientation that's aimed at a first device, such as a HomePod, before the instruction to Siri can be executed to operate an in-home smart device, order a tune or movie and so forth.

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06:19
Apple Reportedly Scaling Back iPhone 14 Production as Cust...

Apple is reportedly scaling back production of the new iPhone 14 due to seemingly low demand for the latest iPhone, which features the same design as last year's ‌iPhone‌ and a one-year-old chip.

According to supply chain employees who spoke to ITHome, Foxconn, who is Apple's largest supplier, has been instructed to dismantle at least five production lines that were previously making the ‌iPhone 14‌ in Zhengzhou, China. Based on the report, it's unclear if this includes just the 6.1-inch ‌iPhone 14‌ or also the larger 6.7-inch ‌iPhone 14‌ Plus.

The new revelation comes after Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said this week that Apple is ramping up production...

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06:08
AirPods Pro 2 Reviews: Sound Quality, Noise Cancellation,...

Apple's second-generation AirPods Pro will begin arriving to customers and launch in stores on Friday, September 23. In advance, the first reviews of the wireless headphones have now been shared by select media publications and YouTube channels.

Priced at $249, the second-generation AirPods Pro feature improved audio quality, longer battery life, and up to 2x as much noise cancellation compared to the original AirPods Pro. They also feature swipe-based volume control, an improved built-in skin-detect sensor that more accurately turns on or off audio playback, and a new XS ear tip option.

The new AirPods Pro come with an updated charging case with a built-in speaker and U1 chip for Find My support with Precision Finding, an opening to attach a lanyard for carrying convenience, and IPX4-rated water and sweat resistance. In addition to Lightning and MagSafe, the case can now be charged with an Apple Watch charger.

We have rounded up both written and video reviews...

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05:12
Meta Sued Over Tracking iPhone Users Despite Apple's...

Meta is facing a new proposed class action lawsuit that accuses it of tracking and collecting the personal data of iPhone users, despite features and policies made by Apple which are meant to stop that same type of tracking.

In August, it was revealed that with the Facebook and Instagram apps, Meta can track all of a user's key taps, keyboard inputs, and more, when using the in-app browser. When a user clicks on a link on Instagram, for example, Meta can monitor their interactions, text selections, and even text input, such as passwords and private credit card details within that website.

This practice of tracking users is a direct violation of Apple's App Tracking Transparency (ATT) policy, which requires apps to ask for user consent before tracking them across apps and websites owned by other companies.

Filed on...

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04:25
Apple has Invented a new Face ID Depth Mapping and Project...

Today the US Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that relates to a new version of Face ID Depth Mapping and method for projecting patterned light that is more compact for the iPhone.

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02:56
SoftBank CEO to Meet with Samsung's VP Chairman next...

The Korea Herald reported last night that Samsung Electronics' Vice Chairman Lee Jae-yong stated yesterday that he plans to meet SoftBank's founder Masayoshi Son next month as the Japanese tycoon visits Seoul. Immediate speculation was reported that Samsung could be acquiring Arm. Softbank's CEO then published a statement to clarify his meeting with Samsung's Vice Chairman Jay Y. Lee.

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02:52
Apple Watch SE 2 vs. Apple Watch Series 8 Buyer's Gui...

At its "Far out" event this month, Apple announced the second-generation Apple Watch SE and the Apple Watch Series 8. The ‌Apple Watch SE‌ is a low-cost option that still offers many of the Apple Watch features that have made the device so popular over the years, while the ‌Apple Watch Series 8‌ offers a more feature-rich experience with additional health monitoring capabilities.

Both the ‌Apple Watch SE‌ and the ‌Apple Watch Series 8‌ feature the S8 chip, Crash Detection, water resistance, an optical heart sensor, up to 18 hours of battery life, and more, but there are significant differences between the two devices.

The aluminum ‌Apple Watch Series 8‌ starts at $399, while the ‌Apple Watch SE‌ is much more competitively priced at just $249. So what exactly do you get by spending the additional $150 and is it worth it? Our guide answers the...

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02:36
Apple Expected to Move 25% of All iPhone Production to Ind...

Apple will move 25% of its entire iPhone production line to India by 2025 as it looks to diversify its supply chain, JP Morgan analysts said (via Reuters).

Apple currently produces some ‌iPhone‌ models in India, including the iPhone 13 and soon the iPhone 14. Apple's supply chain remains highly concentrated in China, but the company has made efforts to move suppliers and production lines elsewhere.

JP Morgan analysts believe that by late 2022, 5% of ‌iPhone 14‌ production will be moved to India, with a significant shift taking place three years later. In addition to moving 25% of ‌iPhone‌ production to India by 2025, the analysts...

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01:59
Meta Sued for allegedly having built a Secret work-around...

It was reported last night that Meta Platforms Inc. has been sued for allegedly building a secret work-around to safeguards that Apple Inc. launched last year to protect iPhone users from having their internet activity tracked.

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Wednesday September 21

15:12
Apple won patents this week for a Mixed Reality Headset wi...

Today the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially granted Apple a patent that relates to a possible future mixed reality headset with three internal displays. What's new is that Apple is considering adding two lower resolution "peripheral displays" residing on both the right and left side of the central display area to provide a more natural immersive experience viewing content like a game. This is something lacking in headsets today. A second granted patent this week hints of how AR/VR hand controllers ...

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14:03
Lucky Customer Gets New Apple Watch Ultra Two Days Early

With millions of devices shipping out to customers with every Apple launch, there's occasionally someone who gets lucky and gets a new product ahead of schedule. This time around, Redditor playalisticadillac received an Apple Watch Ultra from AT&T two days before the official debut, sharing some images on the social media site.

The images include an unboxing and comparisons to the prior-generation 45mm Apple Watch, and while we've seen the device in reviews, it's always nice to hear from an actual consumer. Answering questions on Reddit, playalisticadillac says that the watch is not as large as expected on a smaller wrist, and that it pairs well with the Milanese Loop band.

There's not much else to be gleaned from the device's early arrival, but additional information about the Apple...

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13:44
iOS 16.1 Beta 2 Fixes GPS Issue on iPhone 14 Pro Models

An issue preventing the GPS from working properly on the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max for many users on the first iOS 16.1 beta has been fixed in the second beta. Updating to the latest beta will restore location accuracy on the device.

Like the Apple Watch Ultra, both iPhone 14 Pro models feature dual-frequency GPS support. This means the iPhones can receive signals from GPS satellites operating on both the legacy L1 frequency and the higher-power L5 frequency, which can better travel through obstacles like buildings and trees. A combination of the two signals should lead to improved location accuracy in mapping apps and other apps that rely on location.

Apple says iOS 16.1 will be released later this...

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13:12
Apple Releases Safari Technology Preview 154 With Bug Fixe...

Apple today released a new update for Safari Technology Preview, the experimental browser Apple first introduced in March 2016. Apple designed the ‌Safari Technology Preview‌ to test features that may be introduced into future release versions of Safari.

‌Safari Technology Preview‌ release 154 includes bug fixes and performance improvements for Web Inspector, CSS, JavaScript, Rendering, Reporting API, Web API, Accessibility, Media, and Intelligent Tracking Prevention.

The current ‌Safari Technology Preview‌ release is built on the Safari 16 update and it includes support for feature coming in macOS Ventura such as Live Text, Passkeys, Web Extension improvements, and more.

The new...

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12:34
AirPods Pro 2 Unboxing Video Shared Ahead of Launch

Apple's second-generation AirPods Pro will begin arriving to customers and launch in stores on Friday. Ahead of time, an early unboxing video of the new AirPods Pro has surfaced on YouTube, providing a closer look at what's in the box and more.

Apple already provided the media hands-on time with the new AirPods Pro at Steve Jobs Theater earlier this month, so the video does not reveal anything new, but it still provides a glimpse at the unboxing experience. In the box are the AirPods Pro, a new charging case with a built-in speaker for Find My support and a lanyard loop, silicone ear tips in sizes ranging from XS to L, a Lightning to USB-C cable, and documentation.

The new XS ear tips are already sold separately for $7.99 on Apple's online store. Apple says these ear...

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12:09
iOS 16 Proves More Popular Than iOS 15 Was Last Year

iPhone users are adopting iOS 16 at a quicker pace than they adopted iOS 15 last year, according to updated data from analytics company Mixpanel. Nine days after launch, ‌iOS 16‌ is installed on an estimated 23.26 percent of iPhones.

10 days after launch in 2021, iOS 15 was installed on just 19.3 percent of devices, as ‌iPhone‌ owners at the time seemed more reluctant to upgrade due to some early bugs. ‌iOS 16‌ may also be more appealing because of the visual changes that it introduces.

There's a redesigned Lock Screen experience for much more customization than before, along with Lock Screen widgets. ‌iOS 16‌ also includes features like iMessage editing and undo send, which could...

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12:05
Deals: Amazon Clears Out 2021 iPad Pro Models With a Few R...

Amazon has introduced a fresh wave of discounts on the 2021 iPad Pro lineup, with most of the markdowns focused on the larger 12.9-inch model. We are expecting Apple to announce new M2 iPad Pro tablets very soon, during what should be an event sometime in October, so be sure to keep that in mind when shopping the 2021 models.

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The focus of the new sale is on Wi-Fi and Cellular models of the 12.9-inch iPad Pro, starting with the 256GB Wi-Fi model for $999.99, down from $1,199.00. Shoppers should note that this tablet and a few others will not have...

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10:31
Apple Seeds Second Public Beta of iOS 16.1

Apple today seeded the second beta of an upcoming iOS 16.1 update to public beta testers, with the beta coming one week after Apple seeded the first public beta. Apple has also seeded a new public beta of iPadOS 16.1 and a new public beta of watchOS 9.1.

Public beta testers who have signed up for Apple's free beta testing program can download the ‌iOS 16.1‌ beta over the air after installing the proper certificate from the Public Beta website.

Apple says that iOS 16.1 will introduce Live Activities, an interactive notification feature designed to let you keep an eye on things happening in real time. Live Activities will be available on the Lock Screen and Dynamic Island, but you won't see them in the beta because developers are still working on implementing support.

The update includes a Clean Energy Charging feature in the United States that causes the...

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10:30
Apple Seeds Sixth Public Beta of macOS 13 Ventura

Apple today seeded the sixth 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 sixth beta comes following the fifth public beta and it corresponds with eighth developer beta released earlier this week.

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 use your iPhone as a webcam...

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09:51
Ted Lasso and AFC Richmond Coming to FIFA 23

Ted Lasso, Roy Kent, and the AFC Richmond team will be available in FIFA 23 when it launches on September 30, EA Games announced today. The characters are from hit Apple TV+ show "Ted Lasso," and will be fully playable.

Along with Ted Lasso and Roy Kent, popular characters that include Coach Beard, Jamie Tartt, Dani Rojas, Sam Obisanya, and Isaac McAdoo will be integrated into the game, as will the Nelson Road Stadium, the home ground for AFC Richmond.

Coach Beard and Ted Lasso himself will be available as a playable manager in Career Mode, or AFC Richmond can be swapped into the Premier League or any other playable Career Mode league. The team will also be available in Kick-Off, Online Friendlies, and Online Seasons.

EA says that players can show their love for AFC Richmond with customization items that include authentic kits and TIFOS. FIFA 23 is set to launch worldwide on September 30, and it will...

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08:01
Apple Ranks Second in Global Smartphone AP Market Revenue...

A new analytical report today points out that Qualcomm dominated the AP market in Q2 2022 in terms of revenue with 44%. Apple came in second ...

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07:49
Video Review: Four Days With the iPhone 14 Pro Max

Apple on Friday released the new iPhone 14 models, and MacRumors videographer Dan picked one up on launch day. He's been using the iPhone 14 Pro Max non-stop since it came out, and over on the MacRumors YouTube channel, has shared his initial thoughts on the day-to-day experience with the latest iPhone.

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Dan's mini review highlights his issues with setting up the eSIM, the usefulness of the always-on display, the functionality of the Dynamic Island, how the new 48-megapixel camera fares, and more. Make sure to watch the video, and stay tuned to the MacRumors website and the ...

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07:33
Apple Watch Series 8 vs. Apple Watch Ultra Buyer's Gu...

At its "Far out" event earlier this month, alongside the Apple Watch Series 8, Apple announced the Apple Watch Ultra. The ‌Apple Watch Ultra‌ is a whole new kind of smartwatch from Apple with a focus on withstanding extreme environments, a high level of durability, extended battery life, and additional features to aid activities like diving and exploration.

Both the ‌Apple Watch Series 8‌ and the ‌Apple Watch Ultra‌ feature the S8 chip, an Always-On Retina display, Crash Detection, temperature sensing, IP6X dust resistance, and more, but there are significant differences between the two devices.

With as little as $50 between the 45mm stainless steel ‌Apple Watch Series 8‌ and the ‌Apple Watch Ultra‌, some prospective customers will be weighing up whether it is worth spending a little extra to get the all-new 49mm model. While there is a $400...

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07:25
Deals: Save $100 on Apple's New M2 MacBook Air and Ma...

New deals have emerged on both regular and custom configurations of the M2 MacBook Air today, as well as on the new 13-inch M2 MacBook Pro. These sales can be found on Amazon, B&H Photo, and Expercom.

MacBook Air

Starting with the M2 MacBook Air, Expercom has a few custom configurations of this notebook on sale. You can get the M2 MacBook Air (16GB RAM/256GB SSD) for $1,299.00, down from $1,399.00. There's also the M2 MacBook Air (16GB RAM/512GB SSD) for $1,499.00, down from $1,599.00...

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07:12
A Trailer for the Apple TV+ Documentary 'Selena Gomez...

On September 8, Patently Apple posted a report titled "Apple Original Films Lands Documentary Feature titled "Selena Gomez: My Mind and Me" Prior to streaming on Apple TV+ on November 4, the documentary will be shown at the American Film Festival (AFI) on November 2. The Gomez documentary will be the opening film. Today we ran across a trailer for the documentary ...

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06:25
Apple's subsidiary 'Claris' files for 2 new...

Claris International Inc., formerly FileMaker Inc., is a computer software development company formed as a subsidiary company of Apple Computer (now Apple Inc.) in 1987. Last week Claris filed for 2 new trademarks to simplify their branding. Secondly, Apple was granted a design patent yesterday covering their Animoji lineup.

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06:09
Apple Watch Ultra Reviews: Designed for Extreme Usage, Not...

Apple Watch Ultra will start arriving to customers and launch in stores on Friday, September 23. Ahead of time, the first reviews of the high-end watch have now been shared by select media publications and YouTube channels.

Inspired by the "most extreme activities" like hiking and scuba diving, the Apple Watch Ultra features a rugged design with a 49mm titanium case, a larger display with a flat sapphire crystal cover, new bands designed for the outdoors, water resistance up to a depth of 100 meters, a customizable bright orange "Action" button, up to 60 hours of battery life with an upcoming low power setting, and more.

We have rounded up both written and video reviews of the Apple Watch Ultra below.

Written Reviews

The Verge's Victoria Song shared her overall impressions:The Apple Watch Ultra is big, a lil' chunky, and goes hard on features...

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04:25
Some iOS 16 Users Complain About Slow Spotlight Search and...

It's been nine days since Apple released iOS 16 to the public, bringing major changes to the Lock Screen, Messages, Maps, and more. In the days following the release, some users have encountered several issues on their iPhones, ranging from slow system performance to battery drain.

In the past few days, iPhone 14 Pro users have shared specific bugs related to Apple's latest high-end iPhones, including camera shaking, iMessage and FaceTime activation issues, and more. There are other issues, though, impacting the broader group of ‌iOS 16‌ users, and we've aggregated two issues based on user reports below.

Abnormal Battery Drain

After a major iOS update, it's normal for your...

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03:15
Apple's CEO Promises Assistance to Puerto Rico that h...

The entire island of Puerto Rico was without power on Sunday as Hurricane Fiona made landfall and threatened to cause "catastrophic flooding" and landslides. Apple's CEO Tim Cook promises assistance ...

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02:54
Apple Watch Ultra 'Depth' and 'Siren'...

Apple has listed two new apps on the App Store that are made exclusively for the Apple Watch Ultra: "Siren" and "Depth."

Siren is designed for emergency situations if users become lost or injured to draw attention to their location. When the Action button on Apple Watch Ultra is long-pressed, Siren emits a unique 86-decibel sound pattern which can be heard up to 600 feet (180 meters) away.

The Depth app is for use during recreational underwater activities to 130 feet (40 meters), from snorkeling, and free diving, to simply playing in a swimming pool.

Users can see their current depth, water temperature, duration under water as well as the maximum depth they've reached to 130 feet (40 meters). It can automatically activate as soon as Apple Watch Ultra is submerged, or manually launched like any other app.

The two apps are exclusively...

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01:36
Five Features Rumored for the New iPad Pro Expected Next M...

Apple is rumored to announce a new 11-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro as soon as next month. The new iPads will be the first update to the ‌iPad Pro‌ since April 2021 and will be an overall incremental upgrade that brings new capabilities and functionality to the highest-end iPad.

According to reports, Apple is planning an event for October to announce the new ‌iPad Pro‌ models, a new baseline ‌iPad‌, and updates to the Mac. As we approach October, we've outlined the five biggest features and changes we expect for the upcoming ‌iPad Pro‌.

Reverse Wireless Charging

According to Bloomberg, Apple has been testing reverse wireless charging for the ‌iPad Pro‌, which would allow ‌iPad‌ users to charge their AirPods or...

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01:19
YouTuber Crash-Tests iPhone 14's Crash Detection Feat...

A YouTuber has quite literally crash-tested the iPhone 14's Crash Detection feature and found Apple's new emergency SOS function to reliably kick into action in the event of a controlled vehicle collision.

Regular gadget-smasher TechRax today published a video (embedded below) in which his team can be seen remotely controlling a driverless car containing an iPhone 14 Pro strapped to the headrest of the driver's seat as they attempt to plough it into a stationary vehicle.

After a series of near misses and the addition of several more decrepit road vehicles that form a wall to make for an easier target, the remotely controlled car successfully crashes at low speed in what could be described as a typical fender bender collision.

After what appears to be a short delay, the iPhone 14 Pro's Crash Detection feature is automatically activated, and the phone initiates an emergency SOS countdown, which is...

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Tuesday September 20

20:05
iPhone 14 Pro Users Experiencing Issue With CarPlay Phone...

Following the launch of the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max last week, some early adopters of the devices said they have experienced an issue that prevents them from being heard at a suitable volume during phone calls initiated via CarPlay in a vehicle.

Affected users have documented this problem across the MacRumors Forums, Reddit, Twitter, and the Apple Support Community over the past three to four days. Most of the users said that after calling someone via CarPlay with an iPhone 14 Pro or iPhone 14 Pro Max, their voice sounded quiet or far away on the receiving end of the call.

The majority of complaints...

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19:02
Apple Fitness+ Available Without Apple Watch Starting With...

Apple Fitness+ will be available to iPhone users without an Apple Watch starting with iOS 16.1 and tvOS 16.1, which are currently in beta testing.

In the second beta of iOS 16.1 seeded to developers earlier today, user Jadyn Daniel noticed that it is now possible to subscribe to Apple Fitness+ on the iPhone without having an Apple Watch. And in the second beta of tvOS 16.1 for the Apple TV, Screen Times editor-in-chief Sigmund Judge uncovered a new screen that allows users to connect an iPhone for Apple Fitness+ workouts, with no Apple Watch required.

Apple already announced that Fitness+ would be available to iPhone users who do not own an Apple Watch starting "later this fall" in all...

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17:46
Apple won 59 Patents today covering the Gesture Recognitio...

Today the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 59 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. In this particular report we briefly cover two Apple Watch patents. The first covers Machine Learning in context with the Apple Watch Assistive Touch feature that recognizes hand gestures. The second patent covers strengthening the Apple Watch cover glass.

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15:43
First Smartphones With Faster Wi-Fi 7 Coming as Early as 2...

The first smartphones that support Wi-Fi 7 could start coming out as soon as the second half of 2024, according to a new report from DigiTimes that cites IC backend houses and inspection labs.

Wi-Fi 7 is able to use 320MHz channels and it supports 4K quadrature amplitude modulation (QAM) technology, ultimately providing up to 2.4x faster speeds than Wi-Fi 6 with the same number of antennas.

Positioned as the next major generational Wi-Fi technology evolution, Wi-Fi 7 is expected to provide speeds of "at least 30" gigabits per second and could even hit 40Gbps, according to the Wi-Fi Alliance. It will offer speeds fast enough for next-generation AR/VR, 8K video streaming, and gaming devices.

Wi-Fi 6 features speeds of up to 9.6Gb/s, and WiFi 5 maxed out at 3.5Gb/s, so WiFi 7 will be a notable improvement when it launches....

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15:09
Apple Now Says Apple Watch Series 8 and SE 2 Support Bluet...

When the Apple Watch Series 8 and second-generation Apple Watch SE were first announced, the Apple Watch comparison page said both models supported Bluetooth 5.0, but Apple now says they actually support the newer Bluetooth 5.3 standard.

Apple's website still lists the Series 8 and new SE with Bluetooth 5.0 support in some places, but we received confirmation today from Apple that both models do in fact support Bluetooth 5.3 in the United States at a minimum.

All four iPhone 14 models, the second-generation AirPods Pro, and the Apple Watch Ultra also support Bluetooth 5.3, according to Apple.

Bluetooth 5.3 is said to include "several feature enhancements with the potential to improve reliability, energy efficiency, and user experience in many types of Bluetooth enabled products," such as the LE Audio specification....

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14:13
Apple's U.S. Back to School Promotion Ends Soon: Here...

Apple's Back to School promotion in the United States and Canada ends in just six days. With this year's promotion, Apple is offering a $150 gift card alongside the purchase of an eligible Mac or a $100 gift card with the purchase of an iPad Air or iPad Pro.

As a reminder for those who might still be looking to take advantage of the promotion as it wraps up, we've rounded up a quick summary of the eligible products for the promotion below.

M2 MacBook Air

The new MacBook Air with the M2 Apple silicon chip in a thin and light design starts at $1,099 with Apple's education discount. With the $150 bonus gift card, that means the ‌M2‌ ‌MacBook Air‌...

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13:44
Apple Watch Ultra Orders Delayed for Some Customers

The all-new Apple Watch Ultra launches this Friday, but some customers who ordered the watch have seen their estimated delivery date pushed back by Apple. It's unclear how many customers are affected or what the reason for the delays is.

MacRumors has received emails from multiple readers with orders that have been delayed in the United States. In one case, an order estimated for delivery by September 29 is now expected to arrive by October 12, while another order with a September 29 to October 6 estimated delivery range was pushed back to October 4 to October 11.

Priced at $799, the Apple Watch Ultra has been available to pre-order since September 9. While not reflected on Apple's website yet, some orders have been marked as shipped via UPS's tracking tool, with U.S. shipments passing through Anchorage, Alaska and Louisville, Kentucky as usual on their way...

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13:11
iPhone 14 Glass Features Same Durability as iPhone 13

With the launch of new iPhones, YouTubers always delve into a series of unscientific durability tests with the hope of providing us with some insight into the durability of the latest iPhones. We highlighted iPhone 14 Pro drop tests earlier today, and we thought we'd also share a couple of scratch tests for those interested.

YouTuber JerryRigEverything does an annual scratch test on new iPhones using the Mohs mineral hardness scale, and with the iPhone 14, the results were as expected. Apple is still using the same Ceramic Shield used in the iPhone 12 and iPhone 13, and faint scratches were observed at a level 6 hardness.

Much more noticeable...

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12:17
Everything New With iOS 16.1 Beta 2: Lock Screen Charging...

Apple today released the second beta of iOS 16.1, introducing some notable changes to charging indicators on the iPhone and also fixing a few bugs. We've rounded up all of the changes in the second beta below.

Battery Status Bar Visual Charge Indicator

Apple in iOS 16 added battery percentage to the battery icon in the status bar on Face ID iPhones, and in iOS 16.1 beta 2, improved the feature to show a visual indication of the charge level.

The battery icon shifts throughout the day as the battery depletes or is charged, making it easier to see charge level at a glance. Prior to the beta, the battery indicator in the status bar showed percent, but the battery level was static and always full, making it sometimes confusing to determine the ‌iPhone‌'s charge with a quick look.

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10:53
Latest iOS 16.1 Beta Tweaks Battery Status Bar to Show Vis...

Apple today released the second beta of iOS 16.1, introducing further tweaks to the battery percentage indicator that is located in the status bar.

With today's beta, the battery level of the icon depletes as the battery depletes, providing a better visual indication of what battery level is at alongside the percentage.

If the percentage feature is enabled, you will now see the charge number as well as battery indicator that fills or depletes based on your current charge level. Prior to the latest beta, the battery indicator in the status bar showed percent, but the battery level was static, making it sometimes difficult to determine the iPhone's charge at a glance.

Battery percent was not present on iPhones that have ‌‌Face ID‌‌ in iOS 15 because of the lack of space on either side of the notch that houses the TrueDepth camera hardware, but...

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10:29
In May Apple Original Films landed the Sci-Fi Film titled...

It's being report today that Jeremy Allen White is set to join Jessie Buckley and Riz Ahmed in Apple Original Films Fingernails, a Sci-Fi love story

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10:16
Apple Seeds New Betas of iOS 16.1 and iPadOS 16.1 to Devel...

Apple today seeded the second beta of iOS 16.1 to developers for testing purposes, with the beta coming one week after the release of the first iOS 16.1 beta. The iOS 16.1 beta is also joined by the third beta of iPadOS 16.1, which is on a slightly different schedule as Apple started testing it prior to the launch of iOS 16.

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

iOS 16.1 introduces support for Live Activities, the interactive notification feature that lets you keep an eye on things happening in real time right from the Lock Screen and, on the...

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

Apple today seeded the eighth beta of macOS 13 Ventura, the next-generation version of the Mac operating system that's set to launch this fall. The eighth beta comes two weeks after Apple provided the seventh 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 Studio...

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10:14
Apple Seeds Second Beta of watchOS 9.1 to Developers

Apple today seeded the second beta of an upcoming watchOS 9.1 update to developers for testing purposes, with the new beta coming one week after Apple released the first watchOS 9.1 beta.

To install ‌watchOS 9.1, developers will need to download the configuration profile from the Apple Developer Center. Once installed, ‌watchOS 9.1‌ 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.

We don't yet know what's included in the watchOS 9.1 update as no new features were found in the first beta, but watchOS 9 brought a number of changes including a...

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10:13
Apple Seeds Second Beta of tvOS 16.1 to Developers

Apple today seeded the second beta of an upcoming tvOS 16.1 update to developers for testing purposes, with the beta coming one week after the launch of the first beta.

tvOS updates are typically minor, focusing on under-the-hood bug fixes and improvements rather than outward-facing changes. No new features were found in the first beta of tvOS 16.1.

Apple shares some information on tvOS releases in its tvOS support document, which is updated after each tvOS launch. tvOS 16 brought enhanced multiuser support, Personalized Spatial Audio when using AirPods, and Accessibility improvements.

Though we don't often know what's new in tvOS during the beta testing process, we let MacRumors readers know when new updates are available so those who are developers can download it upon release.Related Roundup:...

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10:10
Apple Says iOS 16's New Haptic Keyboard Option Might...

iOS 16 introduced a new haptic feedback option for the default keyboard. When enabled, the iPhone makes a slight vibration after each key tapped while typing, providing physical confirmation that the key was pressed. The feature is a useful addition to the iPhone, but keep in mind that Apple says it can potentially impact battery life.

"Turning on keyboard haptics might affect the battery life of your iPhone," says Apple, in a support document published last week. Apple does not provide any additional details, so it's not clear exactly how much battery life the feature uses. Note that Low Power Mode does not disable haptic feedback, so the only option for users who are concerned about potential battery life impact is to keep the feature turned off.

Any software feature on an iPhone obviously consumes battery life, but that Apple felt it was worth explicitly mentioning for haptic feedback is notable.

To...

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10:04
Luna Display Creators Launch New 'Darkboard' Dra...

Astropad, known for Astropad Studio software and the Luna Display dongle, today announced the launch of its latest project, called Darkboard. The Darkboard is a lightweight drawing surface designed to be used with the iPad, providing a more ergonomic way to sketch and draw wherever you are.

Weighing in at 1.4 pounds, the Darkboard is made from a rigid foam material that cushions the arm and wrist while still providing comfort and support. Astropad says that the Darkboard is ideal for using on the couch, in bed, and in other situations where you don't have the best ergonomic setup.

There is a polycarbonate frame to hold the ‌iPad‌ in place at any angle, so it can be propped up in a way that's most comfortable to each user. Astropad also added 1mm of space between the ‌iPad‌'s screen and the edge of...

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09:59
iPhone 14 Pro Max Pitted Against Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra...

Drop tests and durability tests are standard after any new iPhone release, and the iPhone 14 Pro is no exception, with YouTubers subjecting the device to all manner of tests to see how it fares against competing smartphones and past iPhones.

PhoneBuff this morning shared a drop test video that pits the ‌iPhone 14 Pro‌ Max against Samsung's Galaxy S22 Ultra to see which one is more durable. Both smartphones feature front and glass backs, with Samsung using Gorilla Glass Victus+ and Apple using its Ceramic Shield technology for the front and an unspecified Gorilla Glass on the back that Apple has in the past said uses a dual-ion process.

There are some other design differences, including a stainless steel frame and a flat edge for the ‌iPhone 14 Pro‌ Max and aluminum and a curved glass design for the Galaxy S22 Ultra, but glass is glass, and both...

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09:56
Ming-Chi Kuo posts a few new Predictions, Trends and a lis...

Yesterday we posted a supply chain report titled "With Phone 14 Pro models exceeding expectations, Apple has instructed Foxconn to switch iPhone production lines to keep up with demand." Today, famed Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is back with more analysis relating to iPhone 14 in respect to who will benefit from this year's new high-end Pro models and more.

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09:24
JDI's breakthrough OLED technology 'eLEAP'...

Samsung Display is showing interest in an OLED panel production technology that doesn’t require the use of masks. A high-level Samsung executive recently visited its equipment supplier Applied Materials’ headquarters in the US to discuss JDI’s eLEAP technology; a technology that could be ideal for future Apple devices.

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08:42
iPhone 14 Pro Max Teardown Provides Closer Look at Unused...

Repair website iFixit today shared an in-depth teardown of the iPhone 14 Pro Max, providing a closer look at the device's internals. Notably, the teardown includes a photo of the plastic spacer that replaced the SIM card tray on the U.S. model.

All four iPhone 14 models sold in the U.S. no longer have a physical SIM card tray and rely entirely on digital eSIMs. The teardown confirms that Apple is not using the internal space freed up by the tray's removal for any other component or added functionality, and instead filled in the gap with a square piece of plastic. Outside of the U.S., all iPhone 14 models are still equipped with a SIM card tray in this space.

As seen in previous teardowns, iFixit provided close-up images of the iPhone 14 Pro Max's logic board, which is equipped with a faster A16 Bionic chip and Qualcomm's Snapdragon X65 modem that provides both 5G and satellite connectivity.

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07:52
Realme Crowdsourcing Ideas for Copying Apple's Dynami...

Chinese smartphone maker realme is asking its "loyal fans" for ideas on how to copy Apple's Dynamic Island from the iPhone 14 Pro and ‌iPhone 14 Pro‌ Max.

In a challenge, realme says, "the UI around the camera hole could morph into different shapes and sizes to display incoming phone calls, alerts, notifications, and more," precisely like Apple's Dynamic Island. The company finds this idea "quite appealing" and has decided to turn to its "loyal fans for ideas and suggestions on how such a software feature could be implemented on realme devices." Fans are asked to submit images, videos, and illustrations of how realme could implement a copycat version of Dynamic Island onto its devices.

Post a comment in the form of a drawing, GIF, or simply text, and explain how a potential realme Island would work, what it would look like,...

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07:46
The MacRumors Show: Sara Dietschy Talks iPhone 14 Features

YouTuber and content creator Sara Dietschy joins us this week on The MacRumors Show podcast to talk through our experiences of all of the iPhone 14 lineup's new features.

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Now that we've had some time to try the devices, we take a deep dive into all of the ‌iPhone 14‌ lineup's improvements, including Emergency SOS via Satellite, Crash Detection, Dynamic Island, the always-on display, an enhanced front-facing camera, 48-megapixel Main camera, and new color options. We also take a look at battery life, experiences setting up eSIM, and some initial bugs, and weigh up who should buy each of the new devices.

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07:31
Apple wins a Patent for a Mixed Reality HMD that could ass...

Today the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially granted Apple a patent that relates to head-mounted devices, and, more particularly, to head-mounted devices that can detect and respond to a user's behavior. More specifically, Apple's patent envisions their future Mixed Reality Headset being able to test and assist seniors suspected of showing signs of Alzheimer's Disease. With the use of Augmented Reality, exercises could be performed in the real world that test for aphasia, apraxia and more. It could assist with AR being used to flash names of people that they can't remember ...

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06:45
Deals: New Apple Watch SE Gets First Discounts on Amazon

Amazon today has the brand new Apple Watch SE for $9 off in select configurations, starting at $269.98 for the 44mm GPS model, down from $279.00. This sale is available in three color options of the aluminum Apple Watch SE.

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.

Although the sale itself isn't particularly steep, this is one of the first deals we have tracked on the second-generation Apple Watch SE, allowing new adopters to save a little bit of money early on in the product's lifespan.

$9 OFFApple Watch SE (44mm GPS) for $269.98

The only other model on sale is the 44mm Cellular Apple Watch SE for...

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