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Tuesday September 12

iOS 17 to Launch on September 18, Featuring StandBy Mode,...

Apple today at its "Wonderlust" event announced that iOS 17 will be available to all users with compatible iPhone models starting on Monday, September 18.

‌iOS 17‌ adds a new StandBy option for the ‌iPhone‌, allowing it to serve as an information hub when it is in a horizontal position and connected to a charger. StandBy mode displays the time, Live Activities, incoming notifications, and tons of widgets.

Staying on the topic of widgets, widgets you use on the Lock Screen and Home Screen are interactive, so you can do things like control a smart light or check off a Reminder without opening an app. Autocorrect is smarter than before, and it's easier to correct mistakes with a quick tap.

AirDrop has a new NameDrop feature for quickly sharing contact information with a person nearby, and the...

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Apple Discontinues 5.4-Inch iPhone 13 Mini, Still Sells iP...

With the launch of the new iPhone 15 models, Apple has discontinued the iPhone 13 mini, the last remaining flagship iPhone under six inches. Apple only made two 5.4-inch ‌iPhone‌ minis, the iPhone 12 mini and the ‌iPhone 13‌ mini.

The ‌iPhone 12 mini‌ was discontinued with the launch of the iPhone 14, leaving the ‌iPhone 13‌ mini as the only smaller flagship option. The iPhone SE is still available to those who want something smaller than 6.1 inches, but it does not have modern features like Face ID.

Apple is continuing to sell the ‌iPhone 13‌ and the ‌iPhone 14‌ as...

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Apple Reveals New iPhone 15 Pro Colors: Black Titanium, Wh...

Apple's just-announced iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max introduce four new color options: Black Titanium, White Titanium, Blue Titanium, and Natural Titanium.

The new titanium design is the most premium material ever used in an iPhone enclosure, according to Apple. It's said to be stronger and more durable, yet lighter.

The iPhone 15 and ‌iPhone 15 Plus, on the other hand, are available in a light pink shade, yellow, blue, green, and black.

The ‌iPhone 15 Pro will start at $999 with 128GB, 256GB, 512GB and 1TB of storage, while ‌iPhone 15 Pro Max will start at $1199 with 256GB, 512GB, and 1TB options. Pre-orders for the new ‌iPhone 15‌ Pro models are expected to open on Friday, September 15, with shipping expected to begin on Friday, September 22.

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Apple Announces iPhone 15 Pro With Titanium Design, Action...

Apple today announced the iPhone 15 Pro and ‌iPhone 15 Pro‌ Max, its latest flagship smartphones. The devices sport an array of new features, including a titanium frame, the A17 Pro chip, an Action Button, and more.

The new titanium chassis has a brushed finish. It makes the iPhone lighter than any previous Pro model, while enhancing durability. The frame has a contoured edge for a more comfortable feel in the hand. The bezels around the display are also substantially slimmer.

The ‌iPhone 15 Pro‌ features an Action button in place of the mute switch. With a press and hold, users can toggle between ring and silent, with haptic feedback to indicate a change of state. Users can switch between different actions, allowing them to start recording in voice...

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Apple Introduces New AirPods Pro Charging Case and EarPods...

In addition to the iPhone 15 models getting a USB-C port, Apple today announced that the second-generation AirPods Pro are now available with a USB-C charging case, and the wired EarPods have been released with a USB-C connector as well.

The second-generation AirPods Pro now ship with a USB-C charging case, but the case does not appear to be sold separately at this time. There are no other changes to the AirPods Pro.Tag: September 2023 Apple Event
This article, "Apple Introduces New AirPods Pro Charging Case and EarPods With USB-C" first appeared on...

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Apple introduces the advanced new Apple Watch Series 9 wit...

Today, Apple introduced Apple Watch Series 9, bringing new features to the world’s best-selling watch and achieving a significant environmental milestone. Apple Watch Series 9 is more powerful than ever with the new S9 SiP, which increases performance and capabilities; a magical new double tap gesture; a brighter display and more

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Apple Announces iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus With USB-C Po...

Apple today at its "Wonderlust" event announced the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus. As expected, both devices are equipped with a USB-C port instead of Lightning, and have the Dynamic Island that debuted on the iPhone 14 Pro models last year.

iPhone 15 has a 6.1-inch display, while the iPhone 15 Plus has a 6.7-inch display. Both devices feature a frosted rear glass panel with a matte finish, an upgraded 48-megapixel main camera lens, an A16 Bionic chip, and a second-generation Ultra Wideband chip.

New color options include include Pink, Yellow, Green, Blue, and Black.

Apple shared an overview of new iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus features:

More details to follow…Related Roundup: iPhone 15Tag: September 2023 Apple EventRelated Forum...

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Apple Reveals New iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus Color Optio...

Apple's just-announced iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus introduce five new color options: A light pink shade, yellow, blue, green, and black.

The iPhone 15 features an aerospace-grade aluminum enclosure, and color built into the foundation of the back glass itself. Apple used an optimized custom dual-ion exchange process for this new material, and polished it with nano-crystalline particles.

iPhone 15 has a 6.1-inch display, while the iPhone 15 Plus has a 6.7-inch display. Both devices feature a frosted rear glass panel with a matte finish, an upgraded 48-megapixel main camera lens, an A16 Bionic chip, and a second-generation Ultra Wideband chip.

iPhone 15 starts at $799 for 128GB and iPhone 15 Plus starts at $899 for 128GB, with 256GB and 512GB models also available. US carriers are offering up to $800 off with trade-in. Pre-orders for the new ‌iPhone 15‌ models open on...

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Apple Announces 'FineWoven' Material, Will No Lo...

Apple has announced a new textile it's calling "FineWoven," which is made of 68 percent post-consumer content and is overall more environmentally friendly compared to the company's previous line of leather accessories. Apple confirmed it will no longer use leather for new Apple accessories, starting today.

FineWoven Apple Watch bands will be available for purchase, along with a collection of all new Hermés bands and new Nike bands. All of these new Apple Watch band accessories were made with sustainability in mind.Tag: September 2023 Apple Event
This article, "Apple Announces 'FineWoven' Material, Will No Longer Make Leather Accessories" first appeared on


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Apple Unveils Apple Watch Ultra 2 Featuring Faster S9 Chip...

Apple today announced an all-new second-generation Apple Watch Ultra, offering all of the features of the original Ultra, plus a faster new S9 SiP chip, a new double tap gesture, Apple's brightest display ever, expanded altitude range, quicker on-device Siri, Precision Finding for iPhone, and new capabilities for water adventures.

The Apple Watch Ultra 2 has a brighter display at 3,000 nits – 50 percent brighter than the first generation of Apple Watch Ultra and the brightest display Apple has ever designed. For dark rooms or early mornings, the display can now lower to just one nit so as not to disturb people close by. Flashlight also benefits from the new display architecture, according to Apple, as rotating the Digital Crown temporarily doubles the brightness to better light up the immediate environment.

The Apple Watch Ultra also features an S9 chip, which has 60% more...

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Apple Watch Series 9 Gains New 'Double Tap' Gest...

Following the announcement of the Apple Watch Series 9, Apple today detailed a new feature coming to the smartwatch next month. Called "Double Tap," the new gesture feature lets you control the Series 9 by tapping your thumb and index finger together twice.

Users will be able to answer calls, stop alarms, open Smart Stack, play and pause Music, and more by using Double Tap. Apple said the new feature should make it easier to navigate the Apple Watch when you're one-handed, like walking your dog or holding a cup of coffee.Tag: September 2023 Apple Event
This article, "Apple Watch Series 9 Gains New 'Double Tap' Gesture Control Feature" first appeared on...

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Apple Watch Series 9 Unveiled With S9 Chip, 'Double T...

Apple today unveiled the Apple Watch Series 9, featuring significantly improved performance thanks to the S9 Apple silicon chip, a "Double Tap" hand gesture for interacting with the device without touch, Precision Finding for iPhone, and more.

The Series 9 has been internally redesigned, including an entirely new Apple silicon chip. It has 60% more transistors and is 30% faster than the S8 chip. It also has a four-core neural engine for 2x faster neural tasks.

Siri requests are now processed on the Apple Watch, making them faster and more secure, and the voice assistant can also access health data for the first time. Dictation on the Series 9 is also up to 25% more accurate than the Series...

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Apple Event Live Blog: iPhone 15, New Apple Watch Models,...

Apple's "Wonderlust" event kicks off today at 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time, where we're expecting to see the iPhone 15 lineup, updated Apple Watch Series 9 and Apple Watch Ultra 2 models, a USB-C case update for AirPods Pro, and perhaps some other announcements.

Apple is providing a live video stream on its website, on YouTube, and in the company's TV app across various platforms. We will also be updating this article with live blog coverage and issuing Twitter updates through our @MacRumorsLive account as the keynote unfolds. Highlights from the event and separate news...

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Prior to their 'Intel Innovation' event next wee...

Prior to their "Intel Innovation" event starting next Tuesday, Intel announced Thunderbolt™ 5 – the next generation of Thunderbolt. They're likely demonstrate a prototype laptop and dock for their even next week.

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Apple wins a patent for placing their 3D Face ID Mapping c...

Last week Patently Apple posted a report titled "A new Apple patent application reveals their ongoing work on a solution to place cameras under the display of devices." Today, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially granted Apple a patent that advances this potential future feature.

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Thunderbolt 5 Announced With Up to 3x More Bandwidth

Intel today announced Thunderbolt 5, the next-generation version of the connectivity standard present on all Macs and iPad Pro models, promising significant improvements in connectivity speed and bandwidth.

Thunderbolt 5 delivers 80 Gbps of bi-directional bandwidth and, with Bandwidth Boost, can provide up to 120 Gbps for video-intensive usage. This enables considerably better display support, allowing for more and higher-resolution displays with higher refresh rates. Thunderbolt 4 has maximum speeds of 40 Gbps, making Thunderbolt 5 a significant improvement of at least double the bandwidth.

The latest specification also features double the PCI Express data throughput and double the bandwidth of Thunderbolt Networking. It also uses a new signaling technology, PAM-3, to increase performance with...

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September 2023 Apple Event Spoiler-Free Video Stream

Apple's "Wonderlust" media event kicks off at 10:00 am Pacific Time today with members of the media in attendance for what is expected to be another pre-recorded presentation. We know that some MacRumors readers who can't follow the event as it's being broadcast are interested in avoiding all of the announcements and waiting until the event video is available for on-demand viewing so as to experience it without already knowing the outcome.

For those individuals, we've posted this news story, which will be updated with a direct link to the presentation once it becomes available from Apple. No other news stories or announcements will be displayed alongside this story.

Apple's recent virtual events have been made available to view almost immediately following the conclusion of the broadcasts, and we expect similar timing for today's event.

Users waiting for the video to be posted are welcome to gather in the thread associated with this news story, and...

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iPhone 16 and iPhone 16 Plus Rumored to Feature Enhanced A...

The iPhone 16 and ‌iPhone 16‌ Plus will feature 8GB of memory and an A17 Bionic chip fabricated with TSMC's N3E process, according to Jeff Pu, a tech analyst at Hong Kong investment firm Haitong International Securities.

In a note to investors seen by MacRumors, Pu noted the significant RAM increase for the standard iPhone models next year and the switch to LPD5 memory. Apple's standard ‌iPhone‌ models have had 6GB of memory since 2021's iPhone 13. The iPhone 15 and ‌iPhone 15‌ Plus are expected to continue the trend. The iPhone 15 Pro and ‌iPhone 15 Pro‌ Max are expected to be the first iPhones...

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Apple wins a patent for AirPods with posture sensors that...

Today, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially granted Apple a patent that relates to user posture transition detection and classification using a linked biomechanical model. The invention more specifically relates to spatial audio in AirPods. This new system will ensure that spatial audio is enabled when the user is sitting down watching online content and automatically disable spatial audio when the user stands and/or walks away from the viewable content.

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Kuo: New iPads 'Unlikely' to Launch This Year

New iPad models are unlikely to be introduced before the end of the year, Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo today said.

Kuo did not provide any further information about Apple's upcoming tablets. While the next-generation iPad Pro models have consistently been rumored to launch in 2024 rather than this year, reports around refreshes of the iPad mini and iPad Air have been mixed.

Most recently, a reliable Weibo leaker said that the sixth-generation ‌iPad Air‌ should launch in October as the only ‌iPad‌ refresh of 2023, with "no...

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Samsung Fulfilling Nearly All of Apple's iPhone 15 OL...

Samsung appears to have secured a monopoly in the supply of iPhone 15 displays this year, after Chinese-based BEO once again failed to get formal approval from Apple to mass produce the required OLED panels.

BOE, which was supposed to be supplying OLED displays for the standard ‌iPhone 15‌ and larger ‌iPhone 15‌ Plus, was awaiting conditional approval from Apple in March, but it was delayed after the manufacturer experienced problems with light leakage around the portion of the OLED display where the pill and hole cutouts secure the space necessary for the TrueDepth camera and Face ID.

However, the issues appear to have been so entrenched that Apple ended up dropping the order, leading BOE to miss its chance to become one of the initial suppliers. According to...

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Apple wins a patent for Finger Devices with Proximity Sens...

Today, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially granted Apple a patent titled "Finger Devices with Proximity Sensors" that could work with an iMac, TV, smartglasses and more

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Apple Store Goes Down Ahead of iPhone 15 Event Later Today

Apple's online store is now down ahead of the company's annual September event, which begins at 10 a.m. Pacific Time today. The store is routinely taken offline ahead of major Apple hardware events, primarily as a marketing tactic for the company.

At today's event, Apple is expected to announce the iPhone 15 lineup, the Apple Watch Series 9, a second-generation Apple Watch Ultra, a USB-C charging case for the AirPods Pro, and an assortment of more eco-friendly iPhone cases and Apple Watch bands.

Four new iPhone 15 models are expected — all with a USB-C port and the Dynamic Island. Additional features are rumored for the two Pro models, including a lightweight titanium frame, customizable Action button, faster A17 chip, thinner bezels around the screen, Wi-Fi 6E support, up to 6x optical zoom for the Pro Max, increased RAM, and more.

Apple should also provide a release date for the iOS 17 software update, compatible with the iPhone XS and newer.


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Here's Our First Look at Apple's New 'FineW...

In a departure from leather, Apple is expected to unveil an all-new line of FineWoven Apple Watch bands made from artificial materials, and these images are said to be our first look at what one of the official bands look like.

Sourced by prototype device collector and leaker Kosutami, the images show one of Apple's official bands, which are described as being lightweight, thin, and smooth.

The bands are allegedly made from recycled nylon and polyester, with a twill weave pattern. Apple may have chosen these materials in an effort to appear eco-friendly, while simultaneously reducing their carbon footprint through the use of fabric-based leather substitutes.

According to Kosutami, the bands are also set to feature a splash-resistant coating, although the bands themselves are not fully waterproof.

According to the leaker, Apple created six color options for the FineWoven watch bands, but is only set to announce three of them during the special event...

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Twitter (X) Gains Unique 'Like' Animation for To...

Twitter (now X) has added a unique "like" animation for Apple's "Wonderlust" event set to take place later on Tuesday.

Hit the ❤️ and wonder awaits#AppleEvent

— Hashmojis (@hashmojis) September 12, 2023

Hitting the Like button causes the logo to disperse into pieces, before changing back into the typical love heart. The brief animation reflects the Apple logo graphics used to promote the Apple event – a the multi-colored Apple logo made up of metallic particles – possibly being a subtle nod to the upcoming titanium frame on the ‌iPhone 15...

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The iPhone 15 Pro's New Action Button: What to Expect

Apple's upcoming iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max models will introduce a new Action button that will replace the traditional Ring/Silent switch – a staple of the iPhone since it launched in 2007. Here's what you can expect to do with it.

Like the Action button on the Apple Watch Ultra, the new Action button that will be exclusive to Apple's premium iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max models is expected to be a mechanical push button giving users with the ability to manually enable one of several customizable functions.

Based on code found in the iOS 17 beta by MacRumors contributor Steve Moser, the Action button will be able to turn on the following options, which users can customize in Settings and assign to different actions.

  • Accessibility: Access to various accessibility settings, such as VoiceOver, Zoom, AssistiveTouch,...
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Monday September 11

YouTube Music Integration May Be Coming to HomePod

YouTube Music may soon be available directly on the HomePod and the HomePod mini through Siri integration, according to code hidden in the YouTube Music app that was discovered by software miner @aaronp613.

There is a section in the YouTube Music app that is labeled "Connect With ‌HomePod‌," which suggests that integration could be coming at some point in the future. Apple has supported a handful of third-party music services on ‌HomePod‌ for the last couple of years, so this functionality is already available with Pandora, iHeartRadio, Deezer, and TuneIn Radio.

YouTube Music is working on adding HomePod support!

— Aaron (@aaronp613)...

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iPhone 15 Pro Likely to Feature Up to 8GB RAM, 1TB Storage

Over the past few months, we've heard multiple claims about the storage and RAM of the upcoming iPhone 15 Pro, with seemingly contradictory information.

MacRumors has now confirmed that Apple tested the following storage configurations for the ‌iPhone 15 Pro‌ and ‌iPhone 15 Pro‌ Max:

  • 128 GB
  • 256 GB
  • 512 GB
  • 1 TB

For the storage options, Apple is using NAND from a few different vendors:

  • SK Hynix
  • Western Digital
  • Kioxia
  • Samsung

Though there were rumors of a 2TB storage configuration from Naver user Yeux1122, MacRumors has seen no evidence that it was considered. A Weibo leak also...

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Review: Reliefband Flex Attaches to Your Apple Watch to Qu...

The $180 Reliefband Flex is an anti-nausea accessory that is designed to attach to an Apple Watch, allowing for a single wrist-worn device that is able to cut down on or eliminate motion sickness, migraine nausea, pregnancy nausea, and more.

You might be wondering what an anti-nausea device has to do with Apple, but many VR headsets cause motion sickness in people who are prone to feeling ill from motion, and Apple's own VR headset is set to launch in the not too distant future. The Apple Vision Pro won't be coming until 2024, so it's not yet clear if it will cause the same motion sickness in vulnerable people that other headsets cause, but if it does, the Reliefband might be a solution for some.

I am prone to motion sickness, so I thought I'd give the Reliefband a try. I get ill from car rides, 3D rides (and...

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Deals: Samsung's Smart Monitor M8 Drops to $549.99 (U...

Samsung has record low prices on the new Smart Monitor M8 today as part of its "Discover Samsung" fall sale. Both the 27-inch and 32-inch versions of the Smart Monitor M8 are available at record low prices during this event.

The 27-inch model has hit $549.99 ($100 off) and the 32-inch model has hit $579.99 ($120 off), and both have multiple colors available on sale. The Discover Samsung sale is set to end later in the week, so be sure to check out Samsung's website for even more discounts on other monitors, storage accessories, and smartphones.

$100 OFF27-Inch Smart Monitor M8 for $549.99

$120 OFF32-Inch Smart Monitor M8 for $579.99

Regarding the 32-inch model, the last time we tracked a sale on that...

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Review: Nanoleaf 4D Adds Easy Content-Synced Backlighting...

Nanoleaf in June launched the Nanoleaf 4D Screen Mirror and Lightstrip Kit, which is an LED gradient light strip designed to go behind a television set. It uses a camera to detect what's on the screen, matching the colors of the light strip to the content on the TV.

The light strip comes in two sizes, one that fits TVs and monitors up to 65 inches and one that fits TVs up to 85 inches. Either one can be cut to the ideal size for the TV or computer monitor that it's being used with. I tested with an 85-inch TV, so I didn't need to do any trimming, and in terms of size, the light strip was able to wrap almost the entire way around the TV.

There are 10 color zones per meter, so the light strip can display several different colors at once, and like other LED light strips on the market, it supports more than 16 million colors. Nanoleaf designed the light strips specifically...

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Apple Releases iOS 15.7.9, iPadOS 15.7.9, macOS 12.6.9 and...

Apple today released new iOS, iPadOS, and macOS updates that are aimed at iPhone, iPad, and Mac users who are still running older versions of operating systems and are not able to upgrade to iOS 17 or macOS Ventura.

The macOS Monterey‌‌ 12.6.9 and macOS Big Sur 11.7.10 updates can be downloaded on all eligible Macs using the Software Update section of System Preferences.

iOS 15.7.9 and iPadOS 15.7.9 can be downloaded on eligible iPhones over-the-air by going to Settings > General > Software Update.

It is likely that these software updates include the same security fixes that Apple provided last week in the iOS 16.6.1, iPadOS 16.16.1,...

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Samsung filed for the 'Galaxy Ring' Trademark ea...

This morning, leaker Ice Universe wrote on his Weibo site that Samsung's smart ring would be introduced at the Galaxy S24 launch in January 2024, and be the star of the show.

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iPhone 15 Pro and Grade 5 Titanium: A Detailed Overview

The iPhone 15 Pro is widely rumored to feature an all-new titanium frame. Over the past several months, a variety of credible sources such as Bloomberg's Mark Gurman, Apple analyst Jeff Pu, and leaker ShrimpApplePro, have all claimed that Apple would be switching to titanium for the ‌iPhone 15 Pro‌, finally replacing stainless steel.

MacRumors has confirmation that Apple intends to use Grade 5 Titanium as the exact material for the chassis of the ‌iPhone 15 Pro‌ and the larger ‌iPhone 15 Pro‌ Max.

Grade 5 Titanium, also known as Ti-6Al-4V, is a titanium alloy consisting of titanium along with small amounts of aluminum and...

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Apple Now Selling Refurbished 15-Inch MacBook Air in U.S....

Apple today started selling certified refurbished 15-inch MacBook Air models online in the U.S. and Canada, following select European countries last week.

As usual for refurbished Macs, prices are discounted by approximately 15% compared to brand new models. A variety of configurations are available to order.

Apple inspects, cleans, tests, and repackages all refurbished Macs to ensure they are fully functional and in good condition, and Apple's refurbished products are covered by a one-year limited warranty and eligible for AppleCare+ coverage.

Apple released the 15-inch MacBook Air at WWDC in June, with pricing starting at $1,299 in the U.S. The laptop...

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Apple Event: Recapping Last-Minute Rumors for iPhone 15 an...

We're just one day away from Apple's annual September event, and as usual, there have been several last-minute rumors about the iPhone 15 and other devices. The event begins on Tuesday at 10 a.m. Pacific Time, with a live stream to be available on YouTube, Apple's website, and in the Apple Events app on the Apple TV.

Below, we recap some recent rumors related to the iPhone 15 series, Apple Watch Series 9, AirPods, accessories, and more.

  • iPhone 15 Pro models will reportedly weigh around 10% less than iPhone 14 Pro models thanks to a lightweight titanium frame. Based on leaked figures, the iPhone 15 Pro could be the...

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How to Watch Apple's 'Wonderlust' iPhone 15...

Apple is hosting an online streaming event for the public and press on September 12, 2023 at 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time. The company is expected to announce its new iPhone 15 lineup alongside an Apple Watch Series 9, an Apple Watch Ultra 2, and potentially other products during the event, dubbed "Wonderlust." Here's how you can watch it and when, wherever you are in the world.

Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos.

There are multiple ways to watch the September 12 event, with details listed below. We've also included a useful guide on when the event will take place in your particular time zone.

Apple Events Website

With the...

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Deals: AirPods 3 With MagSafe Charging Case Available for...

Verizon today is discounting the AirPods 3 with MagSafe Charging Case, available for $159.00, from $179.00. It's been a few months since we tracked a deal on the MagSafe version of the AirPods 3, and this is a solid second-best price.

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

Additionally, the AirPods 3 with Lightning Charging Case is down to $149.99 on Verizon, from $169.00. This is another second-best price on the AirPods 3.

$19 OFFAirPods 3 (Lightning) for $149.99...

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After the iPhone 15 event, Microsoft & Google events w...

While Apple is set to unleash the iPhone 15 lineup tomorrow, Qualcomm is preparing to reveal more details relating to their upcoming Oryon processor that Qualcomm's CEO Cristiano Amon described as an "Apple-Compete" chip for the Microsoft ecosystem.

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Apple Extends Deal With Qualcomm as Custom 5G Modem Delaye...

Apple has extended its agreement to obtain modems from Qualcomm for three more years, in what appears to be a sign that work on the company's own custom 5G modem is taking longer than previously expected, Bloomberg reports.

Apple is Qualcomm's biggest client, accounting for almost a quarter of the supplier's revenue. In a statement, Qualcomm said that the deal with Apple covers "smartphone launches in 2024, 2025 and 2026." The agreement was originally set to expire this year and the iPhone 15 lineup was once rumored to be the last to rely on Qualcomm modems.

The extension of the deal indicates that Apple's work on its own custom 5G modem is taking considerably longer than...

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iOS 17: How to Separate Your Browsing Habits With Safari P...

In iOS 17, Safari has gained a new feature called Profiles, which is designed to help separate your browsing sessions into things like Work, School, or Personal. Here's how to use it in the beta and when iOS 17 is released to the general public later this month.

In ‌iOS 17‌, Apple expands on Tab Groups with a Profile feature that is designed to let you separate your browsing for different use cases. You can create a "Work" profile and a "Personal" profile, for example, so all of your work-related browsing is kept separate from your personal browsing.

Each profile gets its own icon and silos your history, Tab Groups, Favorites, Private Browsing tabs, and cookies. You can even assign specific extensions to different profiles to optimize your browsing...

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Sunday September 10

iPhone Mini Might Be Discontinued Following Apple Event Th...

Fans of smaller phones rejoiced when Apple introduced the iPhone 12 mini in 2020, followed by the iPhone 13 mini a year later. However, after nearly three years of availability, the end of the road might be near for the 5.4-inch device.

As noted by Bloomberg's Mark Gurman, iPhone 13 mini stock is running low, with Apple's online store in the U.S. quoting a 2-3 week shipping estimate for some models, and even 6-8 weeks for a few others. The shortage suggests that the iPhone 13 mini might be discontinued after Apple announces new iPhones at its "Wonderlust" event on Tuesday.

Apple did not release an iPhone 14 mini last year, but it kept the iPhone 13 mini available as a lower-cost option, with pricing...

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Apple May Be Planning to Discontinue All of Its Silicone A...

Apple may be planning to discontinue its silicone rubber and fluoroelastomer accessories, replacing them with ones made of more eco-friendly next-generation materials, MacRumors has been told.

The move is expected to include accessories such as the iPhone Silicone Case with MagSafe, Sport Band, Solo Loop, and AirTag Loop. The rumor comes from Apple device collector and leaker known as "Kosutami," who has previously shared information about the iPhone 15's braided USB-C cable, various prototypes such as the MagSafe chargers and...

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Counterfeiters Preparing for Launch of USB-C MagSafe Batte...

Images of fake MagSafe Battery Packs with a USB-C charging port instead of Lightning are being shared on social media sites, potentially hinting at preparations to mirror Apple's release of such an accessory.

The current MagSafe Battery Pack is a widely counterfeited accessory, but most one-to-one replicas available to date feature a Lightning port. The latest series of images, shared across X (formerly Twitter) and Weibo, depict the same one-to-one replicas but with a USB-C charging port.

The entire iPhone 15 lineup is expected to move away from Lightning and feature a USB-C charging port for the first time, and Apple is expected to bring USB-C to other devices and accessories over the next...

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iPad Air 6 Rumored to Launch in October as Only iPad Refre...

The sixth-generation iPad Air should launch in October as the only iPad refresh of 2023, according to a rumor shared on Chinese social media site Weibo.

"Only the ‌iPad Air‌ series should be updated this year," the post reads, with a subsequent clarification that the product refresh will take place in October, with "no mini and Pro this year." The information comes from an account with a proven track record for disclosing accurate information about Apple's plans.

On the latest episode of The MacRumors Show podcast, Bloomberg's Mark Gurman said that there is a...

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Saturday September 9

The Korean Press believes that the new EU Regulations agai...

While Samsung Display is an advanced display supplier for Apple devices, make no mistake that Samsung is one of Apple's strongest competitors. This week, Patently Apple posted a report titled "The EU Commission is Drunk with Power by Opening a Probe into whether iPadOS should be altered to satisfy the Digital Markets Act." Further, the EU Commission designated Apple as one of the six U.S. tech giants considered to be "gatekeepers" and be subject to stricter regulations. The Korean Press believes that EU's new rules will give Samsung an advantage over Apple in Europe.

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iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Pro: Complete Weights and Dimensio...

The iPhone 15 Pro is expected to feature a new midframe made from Grade 5 Titanium, resulting in a substantially lighter device overall. Mark Gurman recently said that the iPhone 15 Pro could be up to 10 percent lighter than the iPhone 14 Pro.

MacRumors has obtained the exact dimensions of the iPhone 15, iPhone 15 Pro, and iPhone 15 Pro Max, and the information appear to corroborate Gurman's claims.

iPhone 15 dimensions and weight:

  • Thickness: 7.8mm
  • Length: 147.6mm
  • Width: 71.6mm
  • Weight: 171 grams

iPhone 14 dimensions and weight:

  • Thickness: 7.8mm
  • Length: 146.7mm
  • Width: 71.5mm
  • Weight: 172 grams...
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Apple TV+ has releases the trailer for 'Monarch: Lega...

Apple has released a trailer for of the series 'Monarch: Legacy of Monsters' set to premier in November. Apple also announced their first German language

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Top Stories: Apple Event Expectations for iPhone 15, Apple...

The calendar has turned to September, and new iPhone season is upon us! Apple will be announcing the iPhone 15 series at an event scheduled for Tuesday, September 12, at 10 a.m. Pacific Time, with a live stream to be available on YouTube and on Apple's website.

Read on below for all the details on what we're expecting (and not expecting) next week, and tune in on Tuesday as MacRumors will be on hand to see what Apple has in store.

What to Expect From Apple's September 12 Event: iPhone 15, Apple Watch Ultra 2, USB-C AirPods and More

Ahead of Tuesday's event we've recapped everything we expect to see on Tuesday, which includes the iPhone 15 lineup, new Apple Watch Series 9 and Apple Watch Ultra 2 models, and more.

The iPhone 15 lineup will be the headliner of the show, with all four models expected to be equipped with a USB-C port and the Dynamic Island, while many additional features have been rumored for the Pro models, including a...

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Multiple USB-C Apple Accessories Reportedly Planned, All-N...

Apple is planning to refresh many of its accessories to add a USB-C port following the transition away from Lightning on the iPhone 15 lineup, Bloomberg's Mark Gurman told MacRumors.

On the most recent episode of The MacRumors Show podcast, Gurman said that Apple is seeking to move to USB-C across its lineup of accessories by next year, including all of its AirPods models and Mac accessories. The transition will apparently be relatively fast, mirroring the transition to the Lightning connector following its introduction in 2012.

"They're going to need to do a new MagSafe Duo with USB-C,"...

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Gurman: October Apple Event Unlikely, Upcoming iPad Air Re...

Apple may not have enough new products and features to launch to justify holding an event in October, leading it to unveil devices like the next-generation iPad Air via press release, according to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman.

On the latest episode of The MacRumors Show podcast, Gurman said that Apple will not introduce any new iPad models at its "Wonderlust" event next week, which is expected to focus on next-generation Apple Watches and iPhones only.

Gurman said that there is a new ‌iPad Air‌ with improved specifications in the works and the device is apparently "coming soonish." He added that "we may get an ‌iPad‌...

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Friday September 8

What to Expect From Apple's September 12 Event: iPhon...

Apple's iPhone-centric 2023 fall event is set to begin in just a few days. We've been hearing rumors about what we can expect to see for months now, so we have a good idea of what's coming.

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This guide highlights everything that we're expecting to see Apple debut at its "Wonderlust" event on September 12.

iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus

Apple will continue with its four-iPhone lineup in 2023, and the standard iPhone 15 models will be available in 6.1 and 6.7-inch sizes, similar to last year. The ‌iPhone 15‌ and ‌iPhone 15‌ Plus will look almost identical to the iPhone 14 and ‌iPhone 14‌ Plus, with one major exception - a USB-C port....

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Patent invents a way to compensate for the disadvantages o...

Yesterday, the US Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that focused on an iPad that could detect a protective cover placed over its display and take actions to compensate for the changes to the usage of the iPad. According to Apple, screen protectors can alter the light of the display screen and thereby impact the performance and sensitivity of the touch screen. Apple's solution is detailed.

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The MacRumors Show: Mark Gurman Talks iPhone 15 Event Fina...

Ahead of Apple's iPhone 15 "Wonderlust" event, Bloomberg's Mark Gurman joins us to talk through everything to expect on this week's episode of The MacRumors Show.

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Mark is known for his accurate insider knowledge about Apple's plans and he is behind many of the major reports covered here on MacRumors. Earlier today, he published a ...

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Deals: New Discover Samsung Sale Has Big Discounts on TVs,...

Samsung today kicked off its latest "Discover Samsung" sale, this one described as the first major discount event of the fall season. The sale officially begins Monday, September 11, but Samsung is providing early access to a select few products right now.

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We've highlighted some of the best discounts in the list below, including deals on TVs, computer monitors, earbuds, and soundbars. These are early access deals, but should run the duration of the event, which lasts through September 17.

A highlight of the sale is a discount on the new Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5 Smartphone, which Samsung has for $120 off select colors on the 512GB model. You can get it for $1,799.99, down from $1,919.99 in...

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'iPhone 15 Pro Max' Name Reportedly Confirmed,...

Apple's highest-end iPhone this year will be named iPhone 15 Pro Max, instead of iPhone 15 Ultra, according to a report on Friday from Bloomberg's Mark Gurman. The other devices in the lineup will include the iPhone 15, iPhone 15 Plus, and iPhone 15 Pro.

Gurman himself previously reported that Apple has considered Ultra branding for its highest-end iPhone, similar to the Apple Watch Ultra, and it is possible it will be used for the iPhone 16 Ultra with a larger 6.9-inch display next year. For now, however, it appears that Pro Max branding will live on for at least another year.

The iPhone 15 Pro Max is rumored to exclusively feature an...

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iOS 17: What's New in Notes and Reminders

Apple's iOS 17 update has a handful of new features for the Notes and Reminders app, making them more useful for those who prefer the default Apple apps. There are no major overhauls, but the additions do add to the utility of the apps and are changes that some have wanted for some time.

This guide highlights everything that's new in both the Notes and Reminders apps.


Linking Notes

It's now possible to link one note to another note, useful for connecting two related notes to one another for Wiki-style documentation.

Inline PDFs and Scanned Documents

The Notes app supports inline PDFs, which means you can insert a PDF into Notes and then read, annotate, and collaborate on PDFs.

This functionality also works for scanned documents, and it is available on both the iPhone and the...

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MacRumors Giveaway: Win an iPhone 15 From GRID Studio

For this week's giveaway, we've teamed up with GRID Studio to offer MacRumors readers a chance to win a 512GB iPhone 15. GRID Studio is known for its Apple-themed works of art that are made from old, discarded Apple electronics that are disassembled so each individual component can be displayed.

Each GRID piece is organized around the chassis of the device, with parts labeled and explanations provided so it's clear what's what. GRID Studio also includes interesting and relevant historical facts for added context.

There are a range different GRID Studio frames that feature iPhones, iPads, and iPods, with prices that start at $40 and go up based on the complexity of the piece.

GRID 1, one of GRID Studio's most popular options, showcases the first...

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Kuo: First MacBooks With M3 Chip Unlikely to Launch This Y...

Apple is unlikely to release any new MacBook models with the M3 chip this year, according to information shared today by supply chain analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

"It seems that Apple will not launch new MacBook models (equipped with M3 series processors) before the end of this year," Kuo wrote on X, formerly known as Twitter.

Earlier this year, Bloomberg's Mark Gurman said an Apple event in October of this year could feature the first Macs with the M3 chip. He said Macs that were candidates for the M3 chip included the 13-inch MacBook Air, 13-inch MacBook Pro, and 24-inch iMac. Kuo only ruled out new MacBooks, so there is still potential for a new iMac this year.

The as-yet-unannounced M3 chip is widely expected to be fabricated with TSMC's 3nm process for...

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Best Apple Deals of the Week: Get Low Prices on MacBook Ai...

This week's best deals include steep discounts on 15-inch MacBook Air, 13.6-inch MacBook Air, Mac mini, and AirPods Pro 2. We're also tracking a sale offering new Disney+ subscribers the chance to get the ad-based version of the service for just $1.99/month for three months.

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iPhone 15 Pro Could Be Most Lightweight Pro Model Since iP...

The widely-rumored titanium frame on Apple's upcoming iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max will make the devices about 10% lighter than the iPhone 14 Pro models, according to a report today from Bloomberg's Mark Gurman.

The iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max weigh 206 grams and 240 grams, respectively, according to Apple's tech specs for the devices. An approximate 10% weight reduction would result in the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max weighing around 185 grams and 216 grams, respectively. This would make the iPhone 15 Pro the lightest Pro model since the iPhone XS, which weighs 177 grams. Likewise, the iPhone 15 Pro Max would be the lightest Max model since the iPhone XS Max, which weighed 208 grams.

Given that Gurman said the weight reduction will be "about" 10%, the exact figures remain to be seen. If the...

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Bloomberg's Mark Gurman reviews what Apple's iPh...

As the iPhone event is set for next week, Bloomberg's Mark Gurman goes to town laying out the majority of what we could expect from iPhone 15 and more.

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Deals: Get Up to 50% Off M1 iPad Pros at Woot, Starting at...

Woot this week is back with steep discounts on Apple's 2021 M1 iPad Pro, offering record low prices on these tablets in new condition. All tablets in this sale are in new condition and come with a one year Apple warranty.

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Starting with the 11-inch iPad Pro, Woot is offering these tablets with the Apple Smart Folio in select colors. Prices start at $659.99 (22 percent off) for 128GB Wi-Fi and rise to $849.99 (50 percent off) for 2TB Wi-Fi.

UP TO 50% OFF11-Inch M1 iPad Pro at Woot

Woot also has multiple 12.9-inch iPad Pro models, and these do not come with the Apple Smart Folio. Prices start at $859.99 (22 percent...

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Just as Apple is set to begin using Titanium on the iPhone...

While Apple's upcoming iPhone 15 Pro models are to use titanium frames, and in fact, patented 'colored' titanium alloys, other Apple patents have pointed to Macs and Apple Watch eventually using titanium (as noted in the Apple patent figure below), even with matte finishes. Perhaps in an extreme black matte finish. Today we're learning that a new titanium supply chain is being formed in the U.S. and one that may interest Apple.

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USB-C Reportedly Coming to AirPods and AirPods Max as Soon...

Apple plans to bring a USB-C port to the standard AirPods and the AirPods Max as soon as 2024, according to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman.

In a new article outlining his specific expectations for Apple's "Wonderlust" event, featuring new details about the Apple Watch Series 9, second-generation Apple Watch Ultra, iPhone 15, ‌...

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Gurman: Apple Watch Series 9 and Ultra 2 to Feature New He...

The Apple Watch Series 9 and second-generation Apple Watch Ultra will offer several previously undisclosed features, Bloomberg's Mark Gurman claims.

In a detailed report outlining his full expectations for Apple's "Wonderlust" event, Gurman said that the ‌Apple Watch Series 9‌ and second-generation ‌Apple Watch Ultra‌ will offer various sensor and component upgrades, with a general "focus on speed, efficiency, and accuracy." These changes will include a new version of Apple's optical heart rate sensor. The Apple Watch Series 7 and Series 8 feature Apple's third-generation optical heart rate sensor.

The new Apple Watches will...

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Last-Minute iPhone 15 Report Reveals New Battery Life, Des...

Bloomberg's Mark Gurman today shared his expectations for Apple's "Wonderlust" event, revealing several significant new features for the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Pro models.

Gurman claims that the new titanium chassis of the ‌iPhone 15 Pro‌ models will be more durable, reduce weight by around 10 percent, and have a brushed effect, unlike the polished finish of the current devices that have stainless steel frames, to reduce fingerprints. The edges where the metal sides and glass front and back of the device meet are now more smooth and rounded. He added that the displays of both Pro models will look perceptibly larger due to their reduced bezels,...

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Apple Retail Staff Drilled to Recommend iPhone 15 USB-C Ch...

With Apple's iPhone 15 series launch potentially now just two weeks away, Apple retail employees are reportedly being drilled to emphasize to customers at the point of sale that the switch to USB-C means the new devices cannot be charged with existing Lightning chargers that they may already own.

When customers purchase a new ‌iPhone 15‌ model, Apple staff will be trained to caution that while a USB-C to USB-C cable is included in the box, a USB-C charger is not. Employees will therefore direct customers to the in-store availability of Apple USB-C power adapters and additional Apple-certified USB-C cables to meet the need for multiple charging locations.

Apple has used its proprietary Lightning port on...

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iOS 17: How to Choose Which App Siri Uses to Send a Messag...

In iOS 17, Siri has learned a few more useful features worth knowing about. One is the ability to use Siri to send messages to friends and family over compatible third-party apps. Keep reading to learn how it's done.

When you ask ‌Siri‌ to send a message in iOS 17, you can now tap to select which app on your iPhone that you want to send it from. This allows you to send messages not just from Apple's built-in Messages app, but also third-party apps like Telegram and WhatsApp.

The feature is compatible with any third-party app whose settings include the "Use with Ask ‌Siri‌" option. To check if an app has the option, or to enable/disable it, follow these steps.

  1. Open the Settings app on your iPhone.
  2. Tap Siri & Search.
  3. Scroll down to the apps list and tap the app in question.
  4. Toggle the switch...
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Thursday September 7

Virtual Paper, viewed in Apple Vision Pro, will one day be...

Now that we know that Apple Vision Pro is coming to market next year, we're one step closer to realizing Apple's invention regarding Virtual Paper. It first came to light in 2020 and on Tuesday, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially granted Apple their second patent for this invention that could bring a new dimension to the concept of paper.

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Smaller iPhone 15 Pro Will Continue to Start at $999, Says...

While rumors have been circulating about a $100 price increase for both iPhone 15 Pro models, Taiwanese research firm TrendForce today predicted that the smaller iPhone 15 Pro will start at $999 in the U.S., just like the iPhone 14 Pro.

TrendForce believes that only the iPhone 15 Pro Max will cost extra. The research firm predicted that the device will start at $1,199 in the U.S., which would be a $100 price increase compared to the iPhone 14 Pro Max. The device is expected to exclusively feature a periscope lens that enables up to 6x optical zoom, double the current limit.

Despite predicting a price increase for the Pro Max model this year, TrendForce expects that the device will continue to...

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Apple Advances the Accuracy of their Fall and Crash Detect...

Today the US Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that relates to advancing both Fall and Crash Detection features. More specifically, Apple makes the case that a person having multiple Apple devices on their person, such as an Apple Watch, AirPods and iPhone in combination, could provide a more accurate reading of an injurious impact event.

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iPhone 15 Pro to Start at 128GB Storage With 8GB of RAM — ...

Apple's upcoming iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max will have the same 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, and 1TB storage capacity options as the iPhone 14 Pro models, according to information shared today by Taiwanese research firm TrendForce.

The research firm reiterated its claim that both iPhone 15 Pro models will be equipped with 8GB of RAM, compared to 6GB for the iPhone 14 Pro models. Increased RAM can contribute to improved performance, particularly for multitasking. The lower-end iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus models will have 6GB of RAM, the research firm said.

TrendForce believes the iPhone 15 Pro will start at $999 in the U.S., just like the iPhone 14 Pro. However, the research firm predicts that the iPhone 15 Pro Max will start at $1,199, which would be a...

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Deals: Get the AirPods Pro 2 for Low Price of $199 ($50 Of...

Today on Amazon you can get Apple's AirPods Pro 2 at $199.00, down from the original price of $249.00. Amazon provides an estimated delivery date between September 9 and September 13 for most residences in the United States.

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This has been one of the most consistent deals on the AirPods Pro 2 all year, and is about $5 away from the all-time low price that we last saw in March. Given that we haven't tracked that rare sale again, we definitely recommend jumping on this deal if you've been waiting for a deal on the AirPods Pro 2.

$50 OFFAirPods Pro 2 for $199.00

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PSA: Make Sure to Update, iOS 16.6.1 and macOS 13.5.2 Addr...

The macOS 13.5.2, iOS 16.6.1, iPadOS 16.6.1, and watchOS 9.6.2 updates that Apple released today includes fixes for security vulnerabilities that Apple says may have been actively exploited in the wild.

According to Apple's security support page, in iOS, iPadOS, and macOS, processing a maliciously crafted image could lead to arbitrary code execution, allowing a hacker to gain access to the operating system with a simple picture. Apple fixed the ImageIO process by addressing a buffer overflow issue to improve memory handling.

In iOS, iPadOS, and watchOS, a maliciously crafted attachment in the Wallet app could also lead to arbitrary code execution. Apple addressed the validation issue with improved logic.

As these updates include important security fixes, everyone should install iOS 16.6.1, iPadOS 16.6.1, macOS 13.5.2, and watchOS 9.6.2 as soon as possible. Apple recommends these software updates for all...

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Apple Releases iOS 16.6.1, iPadOS 16.6.1, and watchOS 9.6....

Apple today released iOS 16.6.1, iPadOS 16.6.1, and watchOS 9.6.2, minor updates for the iOS, iPadOS, and watchOS operating systems that came out last September. The launch of iOS 16.6.1 comes over a month after the release of iOS 16.6, an update that brought bug fixes.

‌‌iOS 16‌‌‌.6.1 and iPadOS 16.6.1 can be downloaded on eligible iPhones and iPads over-the-air by going to Settings > General > Software Update. It can take a few minutes for the updates to propagate to all users because of demand.

watchOS 9.6.2 can be downloaded for free through the Apple Watch app on the iPhone by opening it up and going to General > Software Update. To install the new software, the Apple Watch needs to have at least 50 percent battery, it needs to be placed on a charger, and it needs to...

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Apple Releases macOS Ventura 13.5.2

Apple today released macOS Ventura 13.5.2, a bug fix update for the ‌macOS Ventura‌ operating system released last October. ‌macOS Ventura‌ 13.5.2 comes almost a month after the launch of macOS Ventura 13.5.1.

The ‌‌‌‌‌macOS Ventura‌‌‌‌‌ 13.5.2 update can be downloaded for free on all eligible Macs using the Software Update section of System Settings.

‌macOS Ventura‌ 13.5.2 focuses on minor bug fixes and security improvements, and it does not include any notable new features. Related Roundup: macOS VenturaRelated Forum: macOS Ventura
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China Expanding Government iPhone Ban

China earlier this week banned government officials from using iPhones and other foreign smartphones for work or from bringing such devices to their government offices, and now China is expanding the ban. According to Bloomberg, multiple state agencies and state companies have started telling workers not to bring their iPhones in to their jobs.

The restriction is expected to expand to additional government-controlled organizations in the future as China aims to block foreign technology. China does not yet have a formal injunction, so it is not yet known how many companies may adopt the iPhone restrictions. China has a huge number of state-owned enterprises in power generation,...

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Apple Begins Selling Refurbished 15-Inch MacBook Air in Eu...

Apple this week started selling certified refurbished 15-inch MacBook Air models through its online store in select European countries, as noted by @SaranByte on X, formerly known as Twitter. So far, these countries include the U.K., Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Ireland, the Netherlands, Poland, and Switzerland. Availability will likely expand to the U.S., Canada, and additional countries within the next few weeks.

As usual for refurbished Macs, prices are discounted by approximately 15% compared to brand new models. A variety of configurations are available to order.

Apple inspects, cleans, tests, and repackages all refurbished Macs to ensure they are fully functional and in good condition, and Apple's refurbished products are covered by a one-year limited warranty and eligible for AppleCare+ coverage.


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iPhone 15 Pro Models Again Rumored to See $100 Price Incre...

The iPhone 15 Pro and ‌iPhone 15 Pro‌ Max will be priced at $1,099 and $1,199 in a $100 price increase over the current models, according to Wedbush analyst Dan Ives.

In an investor note seen by MacRumors, Ives becomes the latest analyst to emphasize the expected price rises for Apple's Pro iPhone models, which have been widely reported in recent months. He also reinforced previous reports that the iPhone 15 and 15 Plus will maintain the same pricing as the current models.

Ives believes there will be considerable promotional activities and discounts from U.S. carriers in the coming months. Such initiatives are likely to further drive sales for the ‌iPhone 15‌, offsetting potential...

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A new Apple patent application reveals their ongoing work...

Today the US Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that demonstrates their ongoing work in placing their various face cameras under the display. Apple's latest patent presents a possible solution in hiding the cameras under the display so as to provide users with a full-face display. Apple's patent applies to multiple current and future devices such as iPhone, MacBook and smartglasses.

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UK Government Denies U-Turn on Plan to Scan Encrypted Mess...

The UK government has denied that it has dropped a controversial plan to scan encrypted messaging services for harmful content as part of its Online Safety Bill, which is due to become law later this year.

A provision in the bill allows regulator Ofcom to order messaging services to use "accredited technology" to look for and take down child sexual abuse material.

However, according to a Financial Times report, the British government's minister for arts and heritage, Stephen Parkinson, said on Wednesday that Ofcom would only be able to intervene if scanning content was "technically feasible" and if the process met minimum standards of privacy and accuracy.

Many security experts believe that such tech tools may never exist, while tech firms have argued that content moderation policies such as client-side scanning are impossible to implement without circumventing end-to-end...

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iOS 17: How to Change a New iPhone Passcode If You Forget...

In iOS 17, expected to be released in September, if you change your iPhone's passcode and forget it soon after, Apple now offers you a 72-hour grace period to fix it without getting locked out of your device. Here's how it works.

In iOS 17 and iPadOS 17, it is now possible to reset an iPhone or iPad's new passcode with the previous passcode you used for up to three days after the change is made. In other words, Apple lets you use your old passcode within 72 hours of setting a new one, which is handy if you're someone who is likely to forget a newly created passcode.

When you enter an incorrect passcode on a device running iOS 17 after making a change, simply tap on the Forgot Passcode? option at the bottom of the display to use the Try Passcode Reset option. Tapping it allows you to use your old passcode to create yet another new passcode.

For protection in case someone has learned your passcode, there is also an "Expire...

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Wednesday September 6

Apple Invites Developers to Cupertino for Workshop on Opti...

Apple today sent out emails inviting developers to visit the Apple Developer Center in Cupertino, California for a workshop on app optimization. Apple says that developers can learn to maximize app performance to "give people a great experience."

Attendees will learn how to optimize Apple frameworks and what Apple tools can be used for identifying and resolving performance issues. Apple engineers will be on hand to provide support, app testing, and advice.

The all-day event that runs from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Pacific Time is set to take place at the Apple Developer Center on September 27, 2023. The event is free, and registration is first come, first serve. It is not clear how many spots are open to developersJoin us for an all-day, in-person event and discover how to improve your app experience by maximizing performance. Learn how to optimize your use of Apple frameworks, identify and resolve performance issues with tools like Instruments and Xcode Organizer, and...

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Apple Releases Safari Technology Preview 178 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 178 includes fixes and updates for Web Inspector, CSS, CSS Container Queries, JavaScript, SVG, Accessibility, Media, IntersectionObserver, Web API, and WebGL.

The update now features content coming in Safari 17 alongside macOS Sonoma. On Sonoma, the browser offers Profiles for separating browsing data like History and Favorites, web apps, and improved private browsing mode. Features for all operating systems...

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iOS 18 Rumored to Feature Major Siri Improvements

Apple in iOS 18 plans to use language models to make Siri smarter, according to The Information. Apple wants ‌Siri‌ to be able to help users automate complex, multi-step tasks with voice-based commands.

As an example, ‌Siri‌ might be able to do something like take a series of five photos, turn them into a GIF, and send the resulting GIF to a friend, all as one single action. Automatically converting photos into a GIF is possible right now with the Shortcuts app, but it has to be set up manually.

‌Siri‌'s functionality will be similar to what's possible with the Shortcuts app, and it is likely that it will see ‌Siri‌ integrating more deeply with Shortcuts. Shortcuts have become a key part of the iPhone operating system and can be used for some powerful...

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Apple Spending Millions of Dollars a Day on Conversational...

Apple has significantly ramped up its spending on artificial intelligence, according to a new report from The Information that highlights Apple's AI and machine learning research.

Though Apple's AI chief John Giannandrea is said to be skeptical of AI chatbots, he established a team that is working on conversational AI four years ago. We have heard prior rumors about "Apple GPT" from Bloomberg's Mark Gurman. Gurman in July said that Apple was experimenting with large language models, and some Apple employees have access to an "Ajax" internal chatbot.

With the 2022 debut of OpenAI's ChatGPT, chatbots suddenly became the must-have feature. Microsoft and Google have both launched chatbots, but there are so far no signs that Apple has a consumer-oriented product launching in the near future....

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Kuo: Apple-Designed 5G Modem for iPhones to Debut in 2025

Apple plans to use its own modem chip for iPhones starting in 2025, according to information shared today by supply chain analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. He previously said the fourth-generation iPhone SE would be Apple's first device with the custom-designed 5G modem, but it's not entirely clear if this is still the plan anymore.

In July, it was reported that mass-production of the fourth-generation iPhone SE was delayed until 2025, so there is still a chance that it could be the first device with Apple's modem, but there have been conflicting rumors about the project.

Apple has reportedly been planning its own modem for over five years, and it acquired the majority of Intel's smartphone...

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Deals: M2 Mac Mini Drops to Record Low Price of $499 ($100...

Apple's 256GB M2 Mac mini has returned to its all-time low price on B&H Photo, available for $499.00, down from $599.00. B&H Photo offers free two-day shipping on the Mac mini, with delivery as soon as September 8 for most states.

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Apple updated the Mac mini back in January, introducing the M2 and M2 Pro chips into the computer. We started tracking this all-time low price tag around springtime and as of now only B&H Photo is offering the sale.

$100 OFFM2 Mac mini (256GB) for $499.00

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Will macOS Sonoma Be Released in September This Year?

While major new macOS versions were released in October or November for the past four years, there is a chance that macOS Sonoma could be released in September this year, based on how beta testing of the update is progressing.

As noted by @iSWUpdates on X, the seventh beta of macOS Sonoma seeded to developers last week has a build number ending in "a," while the seventh beta of macOS Ventura had a build number ending in "f" last year. A build number ending with an earlier letter in the alphabet typically indicates that beta testing is closer to completion.

macOS Mojave was released in September back in 2018. The seventh beta of that update also had a build number ending in "a."

macOS release dates since 2016:

  • macOS Sierra:...

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Apple Now Accepting Orders for Beats Studio Buds+ in Cosmi...

Apple today began accepting orders for Beats Studio Buds+ in new Cosmic Silver and Cosmic Pink color options that were announced last month. There are no other changes to the earbuds, and they remain priced at $169.99 in the United States. The original Transparent, Ivory, and Black color options that launched in May remain available.

Beats Studio Buds+ are essentially a sportier alternative to the AirPods Pro. Key features of the earbuds include up to 36 hours of battery life with the included USB-C charging case, and up to 1.6× as much active noise cancellation as the original Studio Buds. For more...

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Deals: Get Up to $200 Off the 13.6-Inch M2 MacBook Air, St...

Apple's 256GB 13.6-inch M2 MacBook Air is being discounted to $929.00 today on B&H Photo, down from $1,099.00. This sale is only available on B&H Photo as of writing, and you can get free two-day shipping on all versions of the computer.

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At $170 off this beats B&H Photo's previous discount from August by $20 and is an overall solid second-best price on the 256GB notebook. All four colors are available at this price: Space Gray, Silver, Midnight, and Starlight.

$170 OFF13.6-inch M2 MacBook Air (256GB) for $929.00

Additionally, you can get the 512GB M2 13.6-inch MacBook Air on sale...

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China's Central Government Officials order staff to n...

It's being reported today by several sources that China has ordered its central government officials to not use Apple's iPhone

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Apple TV+ Unveils a new Promotional Trailer for the Docume...

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A new analytical report this morning notes that Apple's new iPhone 15 series, featuring a lavish array of upgrades to its camera module, will be the quintessential lure for consumer upgrades.

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Apple is expected to unveil the iPhone 15 series at an event on Tuesday, September 12, and camera upgrades across the devices will be the "star of the show," according to a report today from Taiwanese research firm TrendForce. The upgrades are said to be a "pivotal factor" that "could tip the scales for potential buyers."

As previously rumored, TrendForce said both the standard iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus will be equipped with a stacked camera sensor supplied by Sony. Previous reports have indicated that this sensor will be able to capture more light, and the research firm said this will allow for improved dynamic range in photos.

TrendForce also corroborated rumors that the iPhone 15 Pro Max will be equipped with a periscope telephoto lens that boosts the device's optical zoom...

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Apple's App Store, Safari browser, and iOS operating system have today formally been designated as "gatekeepers" in the European Union, an official classification that requires adherence to strict new regulations (via Bloomberg).

The EU's Digital Markets Act (DMA) seeks to curtail the power of major tech companies. Designated "gatekeeper" platforms will now face prohibition against favoring their own services over those of rivals. These platforms will also be prevented from combining personal data across different services and will have to allow users the option to download apps from alternative platforms. In a statement, Apple told Bloomberg "We remain very concerned about the privacy and data security risks the DMA poses for our users."

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USB-C iPhone 15 May Tempt Some Android Owners to Switch, S...

The iPhone 15's expected move to USB-C this year may motivate a large number of Android users to switch phones, according to a survey conducted by SellCell.

SellCell asked over 1,000 iPhone users and over 1,000 Android users in the United States to gather its data. Of existing iPhone users surveyed, 63% said that Apple moving to a USB-C charging port would influence their decision to upgrade to an iPhone 15.

Of those that would be motivated to buy because of USB-C, the majority of iPhone users (37%) said they would upgrade because they would be able to use a single charging cable for iPhones, Macs, and iPads. Overall, 66% of iPhone users said that they will upgrade to an iPhone 15.

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