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Tuesday, July 07, 2020

Apple releases second developer betas for iOS 14, iPadOS 14, watchOS 7, tvOS 14, macOS Big Sur

Apple releases second developer betas for iOS 14, iPadOS 14, watchOS 7, tvOS 14, macOS Big Sur

Apple has moved on to its second round of developer betas for its milestone operating system releases, with new builds of iOS 14, iPadOS 14, macOS Big Sur, tvOS 14, and watchOS 7 now out for download.

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Revealed: Here's what Apple's new 'iPhone 12' lineup looks like

Revealed: Here's what Apple's new 'iPhone 12' lineup looks like

As the launch of the "iPhone 12" inches closer, AppleInsider got its hands on dummy units of Apple's upcoming phones which finally reveal how these new devices will look and feel.

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Tom Hanks now says 'Greyhound' film was 'rescued at sea' by Apple TV+

Tom Hanks now says 'Greyhound' film was 'rescued at sea' by Apple TV+

Following an interview critical of the service on Monday, Tom Hanks has clarified some of his feelings about the release of "Greyhound" on Apple TV+.

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'iPhone 12' packaging render points to lack of EarPods, AC adapter

'iPhone 12' packaging render points to lack of EarPods, AC adapter

A render of what is claimed to be the box insert for the "iPhone 12" shows a notable lack of space for a charger or EarPods.

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ExclusiveCoupon: up to $200 off every 2020 13" MacBook Pro, plus $60 off AppleCare, 5% back

Coupon: up to $200 off every 2020 13

Apple's 2020 13-inch MacBook Pro is $75 to $200 off, and every single configuration is eligible for the exclusive coupon discount. Plus, save $60 on AppleCare and get an additional 5% back with the new Adorama Edge Credit Card. Total savings can reach up to $440 off.

Apple Silicon Mac documentation suggests third-party GPU support in danger

Apple Silicon Mac documentation suggests third-party GPU support in danger

Some Apple support documentation seems to suggest that Mac shift to Apple Silicon will drop support for non-Apple GPUs.

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ExclusiveDeal alert: Save $2,400 on this 10-core iMac Pro

Deal alert: Save $2,400 on this 10-core iMac Pro

Apple's 27-inch iMac Pro is on sale and this premium model with a 10-core processor, 128GB of RAM, 4TB SSD and AMD Radeon Pro Vega 56 graphics is now $2,400 off exclusively for AppleInsider readers.

Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway owns $91.3 billion worth of Apple stock

Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway owns $91.3 billion worth of Apple stock

Apple shares now comprise 43% of Warren Buffett's portfolio with Berkshire Hathaway owning $91.3 billion worth of AAPL, according to the holding company's latest shareholder letter.

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Samsung Smart TVs now feature Apple Music time-synced lyrics

Samsung Smart TVs now feature Apple Music time-synced lyrics

Samsung Smart TVs produced from 2018 and onward now feature the option to view time-synced lyrics when listening to Apple Music.

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Ultrasonic pings could make it easier for future iPhones to communicate locally

Ultrasonic pings could make it easier for future iPhones to communicate locally

Apple is researching the use of ultrasonic ranging to determine how far away iPhones are from each other before opening up lines of communication.

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Logitech launches Mac versions of MX Keys, K380 keyboards & MX Master 3 mouse

Logitech launches Mac versions of MX Keys, K380 keyboards & MX Master 3 mouse

Logitech has unveiled a number of Mac-oriented peripherals, with the MX Master 3 for Mac and MX Keys for Max accompanied by the K380 for Mac Multi-Device Bluetooth Keyboard.

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Apple's foldable iPhone could have a way to see your notifications when shut

Apple's foldable iPhone could have a way to see your notifications when shut

A foldable iPhone could provide visual notifications of messages and calls while closed up, with the display allowing for part of the screen to remain visible despite being folded shut.

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'AirPods 3' to adopt SiP technology similar to AirPods Pro, Kuo says

'AirPods 3' to adopt SiP technology similar to AirPods Pro, Kuo says

Apple's next-generation in-ear AirPods product will move to a more complex system-in-package chip solution, replacing surface mount technology used in current versions of the device, according to TF Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

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Monday, July 06, 2020

Apple evaluating Hong Kong security law imposed by China

Apple evaluating Hong Kong security law imposed by China

Apple is "assessing" the implications of China's newly invoked "National Security Law," an edict designed to crack down on political crimes and, according to critics, permanently stifle unrest in Hong Kong.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook to testify in US House antitrust investigation on July 27

Apple CEO Tim Cook to testify in US House antitrust investigation on July 27

Apple CEO Tim Cook is scheduled to appear in front of the U.S. House Judiciary Committee on July 27, where he will testify as part of a probe into big tech business dealings.

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Lawsuit targets Apple iMessage, FaceTime flaw related to phone number recycling

Lawsuit targets Apple iMessage, FaceTime flaw related to phone number recycling

A class action complaint filed Monday takes aim at Apple and T-Mobile for a long-running iMessage and FaceTime flaw that tied Apple services to a specific cellular number, leaving users open to inadvertent and continuous access to private data when a number was recycled.

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Ireland launches COVID-19 contact tracing app based on Apple-Google API

Ireland launches COVID-19 contact tracing app based on Apple-Google API

Ireland has launched a long-awaited COVID-19 contact tracing app after retooling the software to integrate elements of the Apple-Google Exposure Notification API.

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Apple Music's 'Africa Rising' program highlights emerging African artists

Apple Music's 'Africa Rising' program highlights emerging African artists

Apple Music this week launched a new artist discovery initiative and accompanying playlist that will highlight artists and musicians from Africa.

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Apple TV+ inks multi-year deal with Maurice Sendak Foundation

Apple TV+ inks multi-year deal with Maurice Sendak Foundation

Apple TV+ has inked a new multi-year overall deal with the nonprofit Maurice Sendak Foundation for its premium streaming service.

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New H.266 VCC codec up to 50% more efficient than previous standard

New H.266 VCC codec up to 50% more efficient than previous standard

The Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute on Tuesday announced the H.266 Versatile Video Coding codec, which will power more data-efficient video capture and transmission on future iPhones.

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Apple claims it isn't infringing USR patents with Apple Pay

Apple claims it isn't infringing USR patents with Apple Pay

After failing to invalidate patents in a patent infringement lawsuit targeting Apple Pay, Apple is trying convince the court that it isn't infringing on the patents in question.

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TipsHow to mute Apple Watch

How to mute Apple Watch

From an unexpected Siri response, to a forgotten alarm, you can quickly stop Apple Watch from embarrassing you in public.

Verizon's cheapest AirPods Pro deal has returned

Verizon's cheapest AirPods Pro deal has returned

Verizon Wireless' best AirPods Pro deal has made a comeback, with the wireless giant discounting the Apple earphones by $30 for a limited time only.

European Union targets tech giants with new tax and content rules

European Union targets tech giants with new tax and content rules

The European Union is planning to apply more restrictions on the activities and responsibilities of Apple and other major tech companies, EU digital policy and antitrust chief Margrethe Vestager has revealed, which could impact taxes, privacy, and online content.

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Getting started with HomeKit, Eve Cam giveaway winner and more on the HomeKit Insider podcast

Getting started with HomeKit, Eve Cam giveaway winner and more on the HomeKit Insider podcast

In this week's episode of HomeKit Insider, working around initial HomeKit setup troubles, several user questions get answered, and we announce the winner of our Eve Cam giveaway.

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Tom Hanks disappointed with Apple TV+ 'Greyhound' release

Tom Hanks disappointed with Apple TV+ 'Greyhound' release

The release of the Tom Hanks movie "Greyhound" on Apple TV instead of cinemas is an "absolute heartbreak" to the film star, an interview reveals, with Hanks also using the opportunity to poke fun at Apple's PR policies during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

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Today at Apple to resume 'Made in LDN' music sessions

Today at Apple to resume 'Made in LDN' music sessions

Apple is restarting its Today at Apple series of workshops by moving its "Made in LDN" sessions online, starting in late July.

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Sunday, July 05, 2020

Murder plots and cult exposure via iCloud in the Apple Crime Blotter

Murder plots and cult exposure via iCloud in the Apple Crime Blotter

An alleged looter gets looted himself, an iPhone photo is part of a public corruption probe, and more on the Apple crime blotter.

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Saturday, July 04, 2020

Reddit app update incoming after triggering iOS 14 clipboard snooping notice

Reddit app update incoming after triggering iOS 14 clipboard snooping notice

Reddit has become the latest high-profile service to confirm it will be updating its iOS app to stop copying data from the clipboard, following complaints of it repeatedly triggering iOS 14's new privacy-focused clipboard monitoring system.

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Giant 4th of July Apple deal roundup: $200 off 2020 MacBook Pros, $199 HomePods, $169 Apple Watches

Giant 4th of July Apple deal roundup: $200 off 2020 MacBook Pros, $199 HomePods, $169 Apple Watches

The holiday weekend is here, and we've rounded up the best 4th of July Apple deals on hardware and accessories, from Apple Watches and AirPods to MacBook Pros and iPads.

Friday, July 03, 2020

Apple files to halt future patent lawsuits from Zipit Wireless

Apple files to halt future patent lawsuits from Zipit Wireless

Apple is seeking a declaratory judgement to determine that it does not infringe on two instant messaging patents owned by a company named Zipit Wireless, which previously leveled claims against the tech giant.

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LinkedIn blames bug for clipboard snooping discovered by iOS 14

LinkedIn blames bug for clipboard snooping discovered by iOS 14

LinkedIn claims that clipboard snooping behavior, recently revealed in the firm's iOS app by a new iOS 14 data privacy feature, is caused by a software bug.

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Celebrate Independence Day with these iTunes movies and TV show deals

Celebrate Independence Day with these iTunes movies and TV show deals

It is Independence Day weekend in the United States, so Apple is holding a special iTunes sale for movies and TV shows. Celebrate your American patriotism with these deals.

Apple surveying users about iPhone AC adapters amid rumors they'll be sold separately

Apple surveying users about iPhone AC adapters amid rumors they'll be sold separately

Apple is surveying users in Brazil about the USB Power Adapters that came packaged in their iPhones, likely for market research concerning the ubiquitous iPhone accessory.

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FeatureWWDC, Apple Silicon, and App Store fights - June 2020 in review

WWDC, Apple Silicon, and App Store fights - June 2020 in review

It will be WWDC and its "historic" announcement of the move to Apple Silicon that will be remembered, but there was so much more going on in June.

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Europe presses Apple for more iPhone 'batterygate' compensation

Europe presses Apple for more iPhone 'batterygate' compensation

Three years after Apple slowed down its iPhones to protect aging batteries, a group in Europe is demanding the company pay compensation to all users.

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Mac Pro woes, 'iPhone 12' delays, and Apple's passport ambitions, on the AppleInsider podcast

Mac Pro woes, 'iPhone 12' delays, and Apple's passport ambitions, on the AppleInsider podcast

We're still gleaning details of macOS Big Sur and iOS 14 since WWDC, but there's also the on/off "iPhone 12" delay, the peculiar difficulty of replacing a Mac Pro's SSD, and the way your iPhone may replace your ID, all on this week's AppleInsider Podcast.

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European advertisers critical of iOS 14 warning users about ad tracking

European advertisers critical of iOS 14 warning users about ad tracking

Marketing associations are concerned about the changes coming to iOS 14, and are complaining that Apple is ignoring the GDPR — and users will be less likely to allow tracking.

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Apple supplier Foxconn says India customs issue has been resolved

Apple supplier Foxconn says India customs issue has been resolved

Ships from companies including iPhone manufacturer Foxconn had been held up by customs at Indian ports over ongoing China/India tensions, but at least some have now been cleared.

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