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Mac Rumors
Jun 21, 2024

Spotify Launches Cheaper $10.99/Month Premium Plan Without Audiobooks
Spotify today announced the launch of a new Basic paid plan that offers a small discount for dropping access to audiobooks. Priced at $10.99 per month, the Basic option includes all of the music benefits of Spotify like ad-free playback, but without added monthly audiobook listening time.

Mac Rumors
Jun 21, 2024

Apple Seeks AI Partner for Apple Intelligence in China
With iOS 18, Apple is working with OpenAI to integrate ChatGPT into the iPhone, where ChatGPT will work alongside Siri to handle requests for AI-generated content. ChatGPT and other similar AI services are not available in China, so Apple needs to find an alternative.

Mac Rumors
Jun 21, 2024

Amazon Could Charge Up to $10/Month for Alexa
Apple competitor Amazon is working on a revamp of its Alexa assistant, and the new version could cost up $10 per month, according to a report from Reuters. The upcoming version of Alexa will support conversational generative AI, and Amazon is planning for two tiers of service.

Mac Rumors
Jun 21, 2024

PSA: Siri Can Turn on Night Shift on Apple Watch
The Apple Watch has a hidden feature for activating Night Shift on the device, a Reddit user discovered recently. If you ask Siri on the Apple Watch to turn on ?Night Shift?, ?Siri? will do so, and the display will take on the dimmer, yellow hue that lowers blue light exposure.

Mac Rumors
Jun 21, 2024

Second iOS 18, iPadOS 18, and macOS Sequoia Betas Coming Monday With iPhone Mirroring and SharePlay Screen Sharing
Apple plans to release the second beta of iOS 18 to developers on Monday, Apple spokesperson Fred Sainz told The Verge. The information was provided as part of a statement on certain new ?iOS 18?, iPadOS 18, and macOS Sequoia features that will be delayed in the European Union.

Mac Rumors
Jun 21, 2024

Best Apple Deals of the Week: Apple Pencil Pro Gets New Record Low Price Alongside AirTag Discounts and More
This week's best Apple deals include a new record low price on the Apple Pencil Pro, plus steep discounts on M3 MacBook Pro and M1 iPad Air. You'll also find a few solid deals on Apple-related accessories from Beats, Eufy, and Anker.

Mac Rumors
Jun 21, 2024

Apple Intelligence Features Not Coming to Europe at Launch Due to DMA
Apple today said that European customers will not get access to the Apple Intelligence, iPhone Mirroring, and SharePlay Screen Sharing features that are coming to the ?iPhone?, iPad, and Mac this September due to regulatory issues related to the Digital Markets Act.

Mac Rumors
Jun 21, 2024

Apple Intelligence Features Not Coming to European Union at Launch Due to DMA
Apple today said that European customers will not get access to the Apple Intelligence, iPhone Mirroring, and SharePlay Screen Sharing features that are coming to the ?iPhone?, iPad, and Mac this September due to regulatory issues related to the Digital Markets Act.

Mac Rumors
Jun 21, 2024

The MacRumors Show: Apple Intelligence, Vision Pro 2 Suspended, and Thinner Device Rumors
On this week's episode of The MacRumors Show, we discuss Apple Intelligence, the apparent suspension of work on the second-generation Vision Pro headset, and Apple's rumored plans to move to thinner device designs.

Mac Rumors
Jun 21, 2024

'Antstream Arcade' App With Over 1,300 Retro Games Launching on iPhone and iPad Next Week
Antstream Arcade has announced that its cloud-based game streaming service will be available on the iPhone and iPad starting Thursday, June 27. The app will provide subscribers with access to over 1,300 licensed games from a variety of retro consoles, including the Commodore 64, Amiga, Atari 2600, Atari 7800, SEGA Genesis, and more.

Mac Rumors
Jun 21, 2024

iOS 18 Expands Convenient AirPods-Like Pairing to More Bluetooth and Wi-Fi Accessories
During its WWDC 2024 keynote last week, Apple announced that iOS 18 and iPadOS 18 will let apps offer AirPods-like pairing for more Bluetooth or Wi-Fi accessories.

Mac Rumors
Jun 20, 2024

Apple Launches Sale on Mac App Store Games
Several popular Mac App Store games are on sale for the next week, with discounts of up to 75 percent off available. Valheim, Death Stranding Director's Cut, and Inscryption are all half price, with several other titles also on sale at even lower prices.

Mac Rumors
Jun 20, 2024

1Password Launches Recovery Codes and Simplified Sign-In Process
Popular password management app 1Password today announced the launch of two new features that are designed to make the app more user friendly. 1Password is improving the sign-in process on new devices and adding the ability to recover an account when a master password and secret key are lost.

Mac Rumors
Jun 20, 2024

Warped Kart Racers and Cityscapes: Sim Builder Coming to Apple Vision Pro
Two new Apple Arcade games optimized for the Apple Vision Pro are set to launch on the headset, with Warped Kart Racers available today and Cityscapes: Sim Builder coming out on July 3.

Mac Rumors
Jun 20, 2024

Satechi Launches Qi2 Wireless Car Charger
Satechi today announced the launch of its latest Qi2 product, a car charger that is able to mount to a vehicle's vents. The Qi2 Wireless Car Charger is able to charge a compatible iPhone at up to 15W, which is the same speed as an official MagSafe charger.

Mac Rumors
Jun 20, 2024

iPhone Apps Can Integrate With Apple's Translate App on iOS 17.4 and Later
In a WWDC 2024 coding video last week, Apple highlighted a recently-introduced API that allows developers to offer built-in Translate app capabilities in their own apps on iOS 17.4, iPadOS 17.4, macOS Sonoma, and later.

Mac Rumors
Jun 20, 2024

iPhone Apps Can Integrate With Translate App on iOS 17.4 and Later
In a WWDC 2024 coding video last week, Apple highlighted a recently-introduced API that allows developers to offer built-in Translate app capabilities in their own apps on iOS 17.4, iPadOS 17.4, macOS Sonoma, and later.

Mac Rumors
Jun 20, 2024

Apple Releases First macOS Sonoma 14.6 Public Beta
Apple today seeded the first beta of an upcoming macOS 14.6 update to public beta testers, allowing non-developers to test the software ahead of its launch. Today's public beta comes a few days after Apple released the initial developer beta.

Mac Rumors
Jun 20, 2024

Apple Releases First Public Beta of iOS 17.6
Apple today seeded the first betas of upcoming iOS 17.6 and iPadOS 17.6 updates to public beta testers, with the betas coming a few days after the initial iOS and iPadOS 17.6 developer betas.

Mac Rumors
Jun 20, 2024

Final Cut Pro Gets Major Update With New Camera App
Apple today released Final Cut Pro 2 for the iPad and Final Cut Pro 10.8 for the Mac, two Final Cut Pro updates that it first announced back in May.

Mac Rumors
Jun 20, 2024

Amazon Introduces Low Prices on AirTag, Eufy SmartTrack Card, and Anker Accessories
Today we're tracking a collection of Bluetooth tracker discounts on Amazon, which include low prices on Apple's AirTag and Eufy's SmartTrack Card accessory. There are also a few Anker discounts on Amazon this week, including portable batteries and charging stations.

Mac Rumors
Jun 20, 2024

iPadOS 18 Allows Apps to Offer Custom Drawing Tools for Apple Pencil
Starting with iPadOS 18, which will be widely released later this year, iPad apps can offer custom drawing tools for the Apple Pencil.

Mac Rumors
Jun 20, 2024

Beats Solo Buds Available at Select Apple Stores Starting Today
The new Beats Solo Buds wireless earbuds are available to purchase at select Apple retail stores and authorized resellers around the world starting today.

Mac Rumors
Jun 20, 2024

Apple Unveils Stunning Kuala Lumpur Store
Apple has previewed its first store in Malaysia, Apple The Exchange TRX, located in Kuala Lumpur's Tun Razak Exchange business district.

Mac Rumors
Jun 20, 2024

Apple's 2024 Back to School Sale Launches, Up to $150 Gift Card With Mac or iPad
Apple has launched its annual Back to School promotion for college students in the United States. This year's promotion offers a free Apple gift card with the purchase of an eligible Mac or iPad. Apple is also offering students 20% off AppleCare plans.

Mac Rumors
Jun 20, 2024

macOS Sequoia Adds iCloud Support for macOS 15 Virtual Machines
Apple is introducing a notable enhancement to its virtualization framework in macOS Sequoia by enabling Mac users to sign into iCloud within macOS virtual machines (VMs).

Mac Rumors
Jun 20, 2024

iOS 18: How to Lock and Hide iPhone Apps
In iOS 17, Apple doesn't offer a system-level method for individually locking sensitive apps like Photos behind Face ID. There is a Shortcut action that provides rudimentary protection, but it's not infallible. Thankfully, iOS 18 includes a dedicated option to lock and even hide individual apps even when the iPhone itself is already unlocked.

Mac Rumors
Jun 20, 2024

Apple Education Store Down in US and Canada, Back to School Offer Expected Soon
Apple's online education store has gone down in the United States and Canada, as Apple prepares to launch its annual Back to School promotion for university students.

Mac Rumors
Jun 19, 2024

Apple Pencil Pro Drops to $119 on Amazon Alongside Record Low Prices for M4 iPad Pro
The Apple Pencil Pro has dropped to a new record low price today on Amazon, and we're also tracking a collection of discounts on the M4 iPad Pro.

Mac Rumors
Jun 19, 2024

watchOS 11 Gets 'Check In' Feature That Supports Outdoor Workouts
Apple in iOS 17 added a Check In feature to Messages that allows you to let a loved one know when you've made it back home safely. With watchOS 11, Check In is also coming to Apple Watch, but it's not just in the Messages app that you can activate it.

Mac Rumors
Jun 19, 2024

iOS 18 Allows Third-Party Apps to Offer Spatial Video Recording on iPhone 15 Pro
iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max models running iOS 17.2 or later can record spatial video with 3D depth for playback on Apple's Vision Pro headset. While spatial video recording has been limited to Apple's built-in Camera app until this point, third-party camera apps on the App Store can also offer this functionality starting on iOS 18.

Mac Rumors
Jun 19, 2024

Apple Explains iPhone 15 Pro Requirement for Apple Intelligence
With iOS 18, iPadOS 18, and macOS Sequoia, Apple is introducing a new personalized AI experience called Apple Intelligence that uses on-device, generative large-language models to enhance the user experience across iPhone, iPad, and Mac.

Mac Rumors
Jun 19, 2024

Select Multiple Items Faster With This Simple iPhone Gesture
Your iPhone has multiple touch and gesture capabilities that can enhance how you interact with apps. Some, like pinch and zoom, are well known enough to be considered second nature, but others are less obvious, like the one we're about to explain.

Mac Rumors
Jun 18, 2024

Apple Has 'Very Serious' DMA Issues, EU to Enforce Rules 'Soon'
Apple is facing a "number" of "very serious" issues with its Digital Markets Act compliance in Europe, EU competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager said in an interview with CNBC.

Mac Rumors
Jun 18, 2024

Logitech Launches 'Keys-To-Go 2' Portable Keyboard for Tablets
Logitech today announced the launch of the Keys-To-Go 2, a new portable wireless keyboard that's designed for tablets and mobile devices like the iPad, and it works as a lightweight alternative for those who do not want to invest in Apple's Magic Keyboard.

Mac Rumors
Jun 18, 2024

Apple Launches 'Help Me Choose' Website for Finding the Right Mac
Apple today debuted a new Mac website that's designed to help potential customers find the ideal Mac. The "Help Me Choose" site asks users a few questions and then suggests the Mac that will best meet the user's needs.

Mac Rumors
Jun 18, 2024

Habbo Launches Classic Version of Game on Mac in Throwback to 2005
If you were a kid who grew up using the internet in the early 2000s, there is a good chance that you heard of Habbo Hotel. Once a massively popular virtual world with millions of players, the game slowly died out over the years as the young teenagers who played it eventually became adults and moved on with life.

Mac Rumors
Jun 18, 2024

M4 MacBook Pro Models Expected to Launch in Late 2024
MacBook Pro models with an M4 chip are expected to launch in the fourth quarter of 2024, according to display analyst Ross Young. In a tweet for subscribers, Young said that panel shipments for new 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models are set to begin in the third quarter of 2024, which suggests a launch toward the end of the year.

Mac Rumors
Jun 18, 2024

Apple Expands Vision Pro App Store to New Countries Ahead of Upcoming Launch
Apple today told developers that it is expanding the Vision Pro App Store to new markets ahead of when the device is set to launch in additional countries. Since its February launch, the Vision Pro has been limited to buyers in the United States, but at WWDC, Apple announced plans to bring it to eight new markets.

Mac Rumors
Jun 18, 2024

Amazon Takes Up to $350 Off M3 MacBook Pros, Starting at $1,399
Amazon today has a selection of M3 MacBook Pro models on sale at steep discounts, including both 14-inch and 16-inch devices. Most of these computers are in stock and ready to be delivered as soon as the end of this week, and none of the deals below require a coupon code in order to see the discounted price.

Mac Rumors
Jun 18, 2024

Apple Reportedly Suspends Work on Vision Pro 2
Apple has suspended work on the second-generation Vision Pro headset to singularly focus on a cheaper model, The Information reports.

Mac Rumors
Jun 18, 2024

watchOS 11 Lets You Schedule Activity Goals for Each Day of the Week
In the watchOS 11 beta, the Activity app for Apple Watch lets you schedule custom activity goals for different days of the week, and also lets you pause your goals if you need to rest up.

Mac Rumors
Jun 18, 2024

Beats Solo Buds Now Available to Order: 18-Hour Battery and a Tiny Case for $79.99
Following their announcement back in late April, the new Beats Solo Buds earbuds are now available to order ahead of their launch later this week. Priced at $79.99, the Solo Buds offer 18 hours of battery life right in the buds themselves and come in the smallest case ever for a Beats earphone product.

Mac Rumors
Jun 18, 2024

EU Reportedly Satisfied With Apple's Plans to Open iPhone's NFC Chip to Rivals
Apple is set to conclude a lengthy antitrust investigation by the European Union into its mobile payments system by making significant concessions to give competitors access to the iPhone's NFC technology, the Financial Times reports.

Mac Rumors
Jun 18, 2024

iOS 18: Calendar App Design Changes and Reminders Integration
Apple in iOS 18 has given the Calendar app a major update, adding some welcome interface design changes, not to mention long-awaited integration with Reminders.

Mac Rumors
Jun 18, 2024

Apple Offers Students AI Training at Developer Academies
Apple today announced plans to introduce new AI curriculum at its Apple Developer Academy locations in Brazil, Indonesia, Italy, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, and the United States. Apple Developer Academy students and mentors will learn about tools and technologies that take advantage of artificial intelligence.

Mac Rumors
Jun 18, 2024

Apple's Phone App Finally Supports T9 Dialing in iOS 18
T9 dialing, or Text on 9 keys, is a predictive text technology that emerged in the late 90s to make it easier to type text messages on devices with limited input options, such as traditional mobile phones with numeric keypads. Each number key (2-9) on a T9 keypad is mapped to a set of letters. For example, the key "2" corresponds to "ABC," "3" to "DEF," and so on.

Mac Rumors
Jun 17, 2024

U.S. Government Sues Adobe for Hidden Termination Fees When Canceling Subscription
The United States Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission today levied a lawsuit against Adobe [PDF] for imposing a hidden termination fee on subscribers who want to cancel their Adobe plans. Adobe is accused of forcing subscribers to "navigate a complex and challenging cancellation process designed to deter them from cancelling subscriptions they no longer wanted."

Mac Rumors
Jun 17, 2024

watchOS 11 Supports Automatic Nap Detection
watchOS 11 appears to include a new feature that allows an Apple Watch to automatically detect and record when you're taking a nap. As shared on Reddit, an Apple Watch owner took a nap and was able to see the sleep data recorded in the Health app, despite not putting the device in Sleep Mode.

Mac Rumors
Jun 17, 2024

Apple Teases June 25 Beats Pill Unveiling
Apple appears to be planning to unveil its new Beats Pill speaker on Tuesday, June 25, according to a teaser shared on social media site X (formerly Twitter) today.
— Beats by Dre (@beatsbydre) June 17, 2024

Mac Rumors
Jun 17, 2024

iOS 18 Beta Notes Reveal More Changes for FaceTime, Siri, and Wallet
Apple shared iOS 18 beta release notes on its developer website last week, and they reveal some smaller changes related to FaceTime, Siri, and the Wallet app.

Mac Rumors
Jun 17, 2024

Apple's 2024 Back to School Sale Launching This Week
Apple will launch its annual Back to School promotion for university students in the United States and Canada this week, according to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman.

Mac Rumors
Jun 17, 2024

Apple Discontinuing Apple Pay Later
Apple is discontinuing Apple Pay Later, the buy now, pay later feature that it just launched last October. ?Apple Pay? Later is being discontinued as of today, but people who have existing ?Apple Pay? Later loans will be able to continue to pay them off and manage them through the Wallet app.

Mac Rumors
Jun 17, 2024

These iOS 18 Features Aren't Coming to iPhones Until iOS 18.1 or Later
iOS 18 includes many new features for the iPhone, but not all of them will be available when the update is initially released in September.

Mac Rumors
Jun 17, 2024

Apple Releases First Beta of visionOS 1.3 to Developers
Apple today released the first beta of an upcoming visionOS 1.3 update to developers, allowing them to test new features ahead of the software seeing a public launch. The ?visionOS? 1.3 beta comes a week after the release of visionOS 1.2.

Mac Rumors
Jun 17, 2024

Apple Seeds First Beta of watchOS 10.6 to Developers
Apple today seeded the first beta of an upcoming watchOS 10.6 update to developers for testing purposes, with the beta coming a month after the release of watchOS 10.5.

Mac Rumors
Jun 17, 2024

Apple Seeds First Beta of tvOS 17.6 to Developers
Apple today seeded the first beta of an upcoming tvOS 17.6 to developers for testing purposes, with the beta coming a month after the release of tvOS 17.5.

Mac Rumors
Jun 17, 2024

Apple Seeds First Beta of macOS Sonoma 14.6 to Developers
Apple today seeded the first beta of an upcoming macOS Sonoma 14.6 update to developers, with the software coming a month after Apple released macOS Sonoma 14.5.

Mac Rumors
Jun 17, 2024

Apple Seeds First Betas of iOS 17.6 and iPadOS 17.6 to Developers
Apple today seeded the first betas of upcoming iOS 17.6 and iPadOS 17.6 updates to developers for testing purposes, with the software coming a few weeks after the launch of iOS 17.5 and iPadOS 17.5.

Mac Rumors
Jun 17, 2024

Here's Everything New in the Messages App on iOS 18
iOS 18 adds many new features to the Messages app, including the ability to schedule messages to be sent later, the ability to use any emoji or sticker as a Tapback, text formatting options like bold and italics, and much more.

Mac Rumors
Jun 17, 2024

Best Buy Takes $200 Off M1 iPad Air and $100 Off iPad Mini 6
Today we're tracking a pair of deals on Apple's sixth-generation iPad mini and fifth-generation iPad Air, which are available on Best Buy and Amazon. Both of these sales are notable for having nearly every model of each tablet on sale right now, with as much as $200 off select models.

Mac Rumors
Jun 17, 2024

iOS 18: These Apple Intelligence Features Won't Be Ready Until 2025
Apple is not expected to introduce its most significant Apple Intelligence features in September when ?iOS 18? sees a public release. Instead, many will come alongside a Siri overhaul in a future ?iOS 18? update that's set to be introduced in 2025.

Mac Rumors
Jun 17, 2024

Apple Developing Thinner MacBook Pro, Apple Watch, and iPhone
Apple intends to slim down the MacBook Pro, Apple Watch, and iPhone, with the new ultra-thin M4 iPad Pro a sign of the company's new design trajectory, according to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman.

Mac Rumors
Jun 17, 2024

Kuo: Apple Watch Series 10 to Get Larger Screen and Thinner Design
This year's Apple Watch Series 10 will be thinner and come in larger screen sizes than previous models, according to Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

Mac Rumors
Jun 15, 2024

Amazon's Weekend Sale Has Record Low Prices on M3 MacBook Air, Available From $899
Amazon this weekend has record low prices on every M3 MacBook Air, including the 13-inch and 15-inch models. Amazon introduced this sale about one week ago and it remains one of the only retailers to have these all-time low prices on the 2024 MacBook Air.

Mac Rumors
Jun 15, 2024

Top Stories: WWDC Recap With iOS 18, Apple Intelligence, and More
WWDC 2024 kicked off on Monday with a jam-packed keynote revealing iOS 18, macOS Sequoia, and more, all fueled by upcoming Apple Intelligence technology.

Mac Rumors
Jun 14, 2024

You Can Give Siri a New Name With iOS 18's Vocal Shortcuts
Apple in iOS 18 added a Vocal Shortcuts accessibility feature, and now that ?iOS 18? is available in a beta capacity, users have figured out that this option can be used to give Siri a new wake word.

Mac Rumors
Jun 14, 2024

Sonos' Privacy Policy Change Suggests It Might Sell Your Data
Popular audio company Sonos recently updated its U.S. privacy policy to make a small but notable change that seemingly puts customer data at risk. As noted by Louis Rossmann (via The Verge), the new Sonos privacy policy removes a line about not selling customer data.

Mac Rumors
Jun 14, 2024

iOS 18 Gains Emergency SOS Live Video Support
iOS 18 is giving iPhone users who find themselves in an emergency situation a way to provide more information and context to emergency responders with an update to Emergency SOS.

Mac Rumors
Jun 14, 2024

Apple Explains How iOS 18 Genmoji Work
One of the Apple Intelligence features coming in iOS 18 is Genmoji, which will allow iPhone users to use AI to generate all-new emoji characters based on text input. The Genmoji will look similar to emoji, but are custom created, according to an iOS 18 WWDC session focused on Genmoji.

Mac Rumors
Jun 14, 2024

You Can Select a Preferred Home Hub in iOS 18
The Home app in iOS 18 allows HomeKit users who have more than one device that serves as a home hub to select which one should be used as the preferred hub. It is a small but useful change because it prevents ?HomeKit? from choosing a hub that is further away from most ?HomeKit? products or that has a weaker connection.

Mac Rumors
Jun 14, 2024

Apple Redesigning TestFlight App in iOS 18
Apple plans to overhaul the design of its TestFlight app that is available to developers for beta testing their apps, and the updated design was highlighted in a WWDC session on App Store Connect.

Mac Rumors
Jun 14, 2024

Beats Solo Buds Unboxed, Available to Order Starting Next Week
Apple today shared a Beats Solo Buds unboxing video on YouTube, providing a closer look at the wireless earbuds before they launch next week.

Mac Rumors
Jun 14, 2024

iOS 18 and tvOS 18 Reintroduce SharePlay for Apple Music on HomePods and Apple TV
iOS 18 and tvOS 18 reintroduce SharePlay for Apple Music on the HomePod, HomePod mini, and Apple TV. The feature first appeared in the iOS 17.4 and tvOS 17.4 betas earlier this year, but it was removed before those updates were released.

Mac Rumors
Jun 14, 2024

EU Reportedly Planning to Charge Apple for Violating Digital Markets Act
The European Commission plans to charge Apple for violating the Digital Markets Act after determining that the iPhone maker is not complying with obligations to allow app developers to "steer" users to offers outside of the App Store without fees, according to the Financial Times, which cites three people familiar with the matter.

Mac Rumors
Jun 14, 2024

The Best Father's Day Deals on AirPods, MacBooks, iPads, Sonos Speakers, and More
We're tracking a huge collection of discounts on Apple products and related accessories this weekend as we head into the final days before Father's Day this Sunday, June 16. With two days to go until Father's Day, most orders placed today will probably miss the delivery window, but there are steep discounts here that are worth looking into even if they arrive a bit after the holiday.

Mac Rumors
Jun 14, 2024

Here's What's New in Apple Wallet on iOS 18 for Event Tickets and More
iOS 18 includes a handful of enhancements to the Wallet app on the iPhone, with new features for Apple Pay, Apple Cash, event tickets, and more.

Mac Rumors
Jun 14, 2024

iPhone 14 vs. iPhone 16: 30 Upgrades to Expect
After over a year of reports, there are now more than a dozen specific rumors about the features and improvements set to be offered by the two non-Pro iPhone 16 models later in 2024.

Mac Rumors
Jun 14, 2024

Japan Passes Law to Allow Third-Party App Stores on the iPhone
New legislation in Japan requires Apple to allow third-party app stores and payment providers on the iPhone.

Mac Rumors
Jun 13, 2024

The Talk Show Live From WWDC 2024 Now Available on YouTube
Update: While the video was briefly available, it has now been set to private due to a minor issue. The Talk Show Live host John Gruber said the video should return in a matter of hours, so bookmark this page and check back later!

Mac Rumors
Jun 13, 2024

First Look at Messages via Satellite in iOS 18
Apple has been gradually expanding its suite of satellite connectivity features for iPhone, and iOS 18 brings a significant new one in the form of Messages via satellite. The feature allows users to send and receive iMessages and SMS texts, including emoji and Tapbacks, while out of range of cellular and Wi-Fi networks.

Mac Rumors
Jun 13, 2024

iOS 18 Enables You to Use Apple Pay With Chrome and More on Desktop
Apple this week previewed a new system that will allow iPhone users who update to iOS 18 to use Apple Pay in any desktop web browser, such as Chrome, Edge, Firefox, and others. The computer running the browser can even be a Windows PC.

Mac Rumors
Jun 13, 2024

Low Prices Hit Apple's AirTag and Anker's Bluetooth Trackers, Alongside Apple Pencil Deals
Amazon today has a few discounts across popular Apple accessories, including the AirTag and Apple Pencil. We're also tracking a few discounts on Eufy's own Bluetooth tracking accessories, the SmartTrack Link, which are slightly more affordable than the AirTag.

Mac Rumors
Jun 13, 2024

iOS 18 Adds These 5 New Features to CarPlay
Apple did not mention CarPlay during its WWDC keynote this week, but iOS 18 includes a handful of new features for the in-car software.

Mac Rumors
Jun 13, 2024

The MacRumors Show: WWDC 2024 Recap From Apple Park
On this week's special episode of The MacRumors Show from Apple Park, we look at all of the major updates coming to Apple's operating systems later this year and Apple Intelligence.

Mac Rumors
Jun 13, 2024

visionOS 2: Spatial Personas Can Touch Fingers, High Five, Fist Bump Each Other With Visual and Audio Feedback
First introduced in April, spatial Personas in Apple Vision Pro are designed to feel as if they are in the same physical space, and to enhance the experience, the lifelike avatars will soon be able to interact directly with each other using some new gestures in visionOS 2. Tried them out with @Chill_VR_Jeff and it's really fun.#WWDC #visi

Mac Rumors
Jun 13, 2024

watchOS 11: Smart Stack Gains Live Activities and Suggested Widgets
Introduced in iOS 16, Live Activities changed the way users interact with their iPhone. Instead of getting multiple notifications when tracking a delivery or a sports score, for example, users see a single, dynamically updating Live Activity with real-time information right on their Lock Screen.

Mac Rumors
Jun 13, 2024

iPadOS 18 Brings a New Customizable Tab Bar and Sidebar UI to Apps
In iPadOS 18, Apple has redesigned the tab bar experience in apps like Clock, Apple TV, and Apple News. Previously, tabs sat at the bottom of the standard app interface. When in portrait orientation, tab bars now sit at the top of the app interface to be closer to other navigation controls.

Mac Rumors
Jun 13, 2024

iOS 18's New Game Mode Makes iPhones Faster and More Responsive
With iOS 18, Apple is adding Game Mode to iPhone. A similar Game Mode was added to macOS Sonoma last year, and the same performance-enhancing features apply, according to Apple.

Mac Rumors
Jun 13, 2024

Apple Reportedly Not Paying OpenAI to Use ChatGPT in iOS 18
Alongside its Apple Intelligence feature set, Apple on Monday announced a partnership with OpenAI that will allow Siri to access ChatGPT directly in iOS 18, iPadOS 18, and macOS Sequoia to provide better responses in relevant situations. But according to a new Bloomberg report, nobody is paying cash to anybody for the arrangement.

Mac Rumors
Jun 12, 2024

Hackers Access Tile's Internal Tracking Tools, Customer Data
Tile, known for its Bluetooth tracking devices, was recently hacked, according to a report from 404 Media. A hacker was able to gain access to Tile's internal tools that are used for processing location data requests for law enforcement officers, and that gave the hacker customer names, addresses, email addresses, and phone numbers.

Mac Rumors
Jun 12, 2024

watchOS 11 Gains Integrated Shazam Widget for Identifying Songs
The watchOS 11 update that Apple plans to release this fall offers several new widgets, including a built-in Shazam widget. Shazam has been able to be downloaded on the Apple Watch from the Apple Watch App Store or accessed via Siri, but it hasn't been available through the Smart Stack feature.

Mac Rumors
Jun 12, 2024

iOS 18 Adds More Control Over Adaptive Audio on AirPods Pro 2
Apple's second-generation AirPods Pro have an Adaptive Audio feature that includes Adaptive Noise Control, Personalized Volume, and Conversation Awareness, which are all features that adjust sound and Active Noise Cancellation in response to the environment around you.

Mac Rumors
Jun 12, 2024

Your iPhone 15 Can Show the Time When It's Out of Battery in iOS 18
The iPhone has had a Power Reserve function that holds back a small amount of battery life to allow features like Find My and NFC unlocking to work even when your device has died, and in iOS 18, Apple seems to be improving the feature further for the iPhone 15 models.

Mac Rumors
Jun 12, 2024

Apple Maps Rivals AllTrails on iOS 18 With New Hiking Features in U.S.
Just months after naming AllTrails the iPhone App of the Year in 2023, Apple has added new hiking features of its own to the Maps app on iOS 18.

Mac Rumors
Jun 12, 2024

iOS 18 Will Let You Activate Third-Party Camera From iPhone's Lock Screen or Action Button
iOS 18 includes a new LockedCameraCapture framework for developers, which will bring some useful new functionality to third-party apps with camera features. The update will let a third-party camera app be opened directly from the Lock Screen.

Mac Rumors
Jun 12, 2024

iOS 18 Adds Control Center Options to Action Button on iPhone 15 Pro
iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max models have an Action button in place of the Ring/Silent switch on older iPhones, and iOS 18 makes it even more useful.

Mac Rumors
Jun 12, 2024

Tim Cook Discusses Apple Intelligence and More in Videos With iJustine, MKBHD, and Others
Following the WWDC keynote on Monday, Apple CEO Tim Cook discussed Apple Intelligence and more with popular tech content creators Justine Ezarik (iJustine), Marques Brownlee (MKBHD), and Safwan AhmedMia (SuperSaf). The videos are now on YouTube.

Mac Rumors
Jun 12, 2024

iOS 18 Actively Recommends Charging Limit Based on iPhone 15 Usage
On iPhone 15 models, iOS 18 will recommend that users set a particular charging limit for their device based on their recent usage habits, with the aim of potentially improving their iPhone battery's lifespan by reducing the time that the battery is fully charged.

Mac Rumors
Jun 12, 2024

Vision Pro Demos at Apple Stores in UK, Canada, and More Begin July 12
Apple Vision Pro launches in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, and the U.K. on Friday, July 12, and you will be able to try out the spatial computer at your local Apple Store in those countries starting on the same day next month.

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