Eric Slivka

Eric is Editor in Chief of MacRumors, swimmer, and former biophysicist. Enjoys reading and chasing after two rambunctious boys when he's not playing with the latest gadgets.

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Kuo: Mini-LED Displays to Debut in Apple's Next iPad Pro

Tuesday September 22, 2020 11:45 pm PDT by
Following his report earlier this week indicating that Apple will be accelerating adoption of mini-LED displays in its iPad and Mac notebook lineups thanks to better than expected development from potential secondary supplier Sanan Optoelectronics, analyst Ming-Chi has released a new report today sharing a bit more perspective on the mini-LED display market as it relates to Apple. Kuo says...

Apple's Online Store Launches in India

Tuesday September 22, 2020 11:10 pm PDT by
After announcing last week that it would be launching its online store in India on September 23, the store has now gone live, opening up direct sales for Apple in a largely untapped market with significant growth potential. As in other countries, Apple's Indian online store offers a full range of Apple products and accessories, with shopping assistance from Apple Specialists, free no-contact ...

Where Is iOS 14.1 and When Is It Coming Out?

Monday September 21, 2020 4:05 pm PDT by
Following the release of iOS 14 on September 16, Apple quickly moved to provide developers and public beta testers with an initial version of iOS 14.2, which so far is focused primarily on music-related tweaks such as a new Shazam-powered Music Recognition feature for Control Center and a redesigned Now Playing widget that offers up recently played music as recommendations if there's no currently ...

Apple TV+ Wins Its First Emmy With Billy Crudup in 'The Morning Show'

Sunday September 20, 2020 10:19 pm PDT by
Apple TV+ had 18 nominations for this evening's virtual Primetime Emmy Awards, and the fledgling streaming service managed to come away with one win thanks to Billy Crudup's award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for his performance in "The Morning Show." Crudup had also previously won the 2020 Critics' Choice Award for his role as Cory Ellison, the rising-star executive...

Kuo: Apple to Accelerate Adoption of Mini-LED Displays in iPad and Mac Notebook Lineups

Sunday September 20, 2020 10:00 pm PDT by
Increased competition among Apple's suppliers for mini-LED display chips will accelerate the company's adoption of the advanced technology in its iPad and MacBook lineups, according to a new research note from analyst Ming-Chi Kuo seen by MacRumors. Kuo says that while Epistar had been predicted to be the exclusive supplier of mini-LED chips for Apple products in 2021, Sanan Optoelectronics...

Apple Watch Family Setup Includes 'Apple Cash Family' to Let Kids Use Apple Pay

Tuesday September 15, 2020 8:20 pm PDT by
At today's media event, Apple announced Family Setup, a new feature coming tomorrow as part of watchOS 7 that will allow kids, elderly relatives, and others take advantage of many of the capabilities of the Apple Watch without the need for their own paired iPhone. Compatible with Apple Watch Series 4 and later and the Apple Watch SE, Family Setup requires a cellular Apple Watch model and an...

Apple's September 2020 Event: Spoiler-Free Video Stream [Update: Video Posted]

Tuesday September 15, 2020 6:26 am PDT by
As with WWDC back in June, today's media event kicking off at 10:00 am Pacific Time will be entirely online and likely a pre-recorded stream from Apple Park. Still, 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 has ended is available for on-demand viewing so as to experience it without...

VMware Fusion 12 Now Available With macOS Big Sur Support and More

Monday September 14, 2020 9:00 pm PDT by
Last month, VMware announced the next major version of its virtualization software for Mac, Fusion 12, and as of today, the update is now available. As we noted last month, Fusion 12 includes a number of updates and improvements, such as eGPU compatibility, support for container-based applications built with Kubernetes, DirectX 11 and OpenGL 4.1 support, improved security for the sandbox...

HyperDrive GEN2 USB-C Hubs With Up to 18 Ports Now Available

Monday September 14, 2020 8:00 am PDT by
Accessory brand Hyper today announced the official launch of its new 18-port HyperDrive GEN2 18-port hub, which joins the recently released 12-port and 6-port versions. The new GEN2 HyperDrive USB-C hubs offer twice the speed of Hyper's previous-generation hubs, with 4K 60Hz display compatibility, 10 Gbps USB 3.1 Gen 2 data transfer speeds, 300 MB/s MicroSD/SD 4.0 slots, and up to 100W power ...

Apple Registers Multiple 'Apple One' Domain Names Ahead of Tuesday's Event [Updated]

Saturday September 12, 2020 7:35 am PDT by
Just a day after strings in Apple's own Apple Music app for Android suggested that the company's upcoming subscription bundle will indeed be called "Apple One," Apple acted to register a number of domain names for the term. The move further indicates that ‌Apple One‌ is likely to be the marketing name for the bundles rather than a placeholder. While Apple will likely not end up using many of...

Prosser: Sources 'Not Budging' on Claims of New iPad Air and Apple Watch Tomorrow

Monday September 7, 2020 8:25 pm PDT by
Yesterday, frequent leaker Jon Prosser claimed that Apple was targeting 9:00 a.m. Eastern time tomorrow, September 8, for a press release launch of new products. Prosser had previously said that new iPad and Apple Watch models were planned to launch during the week of September 7, so those appeared to be the products we should be expecting to see. Bloomberg's Mark Gurman cast some doubt on...

Apple's Marina Bay Sands Store in Singapore Opens Thursday

Monday September 7, 2020 8:06 pm PDT by
Apple today announced that its new Marina Bay Sands retail store in Singapore will open at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, with Apple calling it the company's "most ambitious retail project." The Marina Bay Sands store appears to float on Marina Bay and its all-glass dome assembled using 114 pieces of glass is a one-of-a-kind construction.Inspired by the Pantheon in Rome, an oculus located at the...

Apple TV+ and Its 18 Emmy Nominations Take Over Apple's Homepage

Friday September 4, 2020 10:34 am PDT by
Apple today updated its main apple.com homepage with a takeover promotion for Apple TV+ and its 18 Emmy nominations. Under the tagline "18 Emmy nominations, and we're just getting started," Apple highlights each of the nominations garnered by its shows. The Morning Show: 8 nominations Defending Jacob: 2 nominations Beastie Boys Story: 5 nominations Home: 1 nomination Central Park: 1...

GameClub Expanding to Bring PC and Console Titles to Its Mobile Subscription Gaming Service

Friday September 4, 2020 7:37 am PDT by
Nearly a year after its launch, subscription mobile gaming service GameClub is today announcing an expansion that will start bringing PC and console gaming titles to mobile. The first three PC titles to be announced for GameClub are Tokyo 42​, ​Ancestors Legacy​, ​and ​Chook & Sosig: Walk the Plank, all of which will be coming to iOS and Android this fall. GameClub is also announcing new...

Third-Generation AirPods Again Rumored to Launch in First Half of 2021

Monday August 31, 2020 8:37 am PDT by
Apple's third-generation AirPods have once again been rumored to be launching in the first half of 2021, according to DigiTimes. The claim comes in a paywalled preview of an upcoming report indicating that Apple's supply chain partner Inventec will only account for 20% or less of assembly orders for the new model. Apple has multiple assembly partners for its ‌AirPods‌ in addition to Inventec,...

Apple Confirms New App Store Policies on Bug Fix Updates and Challenging Guidelines Are Live

Monday August 31, 2020 7:19 am PDT by
Back in June at WWDC, Apple announced several changes to its handling of App Store review, noting that it would in most cases no longer hold up bug fix updates over violations of ‌App Store‌ guidelines, and that it would allow developers to challenge existing guidelines. In a note to developers today, Apple confirmed that those two changes have been implemented, encouraging developers to...

Apple Shares Rise as Trading Begins Following Four-for-One Stock Split

Monday August 31, 2020 6:45 am PDT by
Apple's four-for-one stock split takes effect today, with the company's share price dropping from roughly $500 to around $125 as of the start of trading this morning. The strong rise in Apple's stock price over the past five months has continued today, with shares trading nearly 3% higher in the first few minutes of trading. Apple shares have pared their gains since then, but are still up...

Apple's Share Price Soars Past the $500 Mark

Monday August 24, 2020 6:32 am PDT by
After becoming the first U.S. company to reach a market capitalization of $2 trillion last week, Apple's stock continues to soar as investors pour money into the company. Apple's stock officially opened this morning above the $500 mark, up another 3.5% to $515. Apple and other tech heavyweights have seen their share prices rise significantly since market lows in March, with Apple more than...

Epic Games Throwing a 'FreeFortnite Cup' Bash Before iOS Users Lose Access

Thursday August 20, 2020 8:53 pm PDT by
With Fortnite currently banned from the App Store and Epic Games on the verge of having its Apple developer accounts terminated for violating ‌App Store‌ rules by rolling out its own payments system for in-game currency, Epic is hosting a #FreeFortnite Cup this Sunday for "one more Victory Royale with friends across all platforms." Fortnite users who already have the game installed on their...

Kuo: Apple Looking to Save on Costs in iPhone 12 With Simpler Battery Board Design

Thursday August 20, 2020 8:33 pm PDT by
Apple is looking to put a pricing squeeze on component suppliers for the upcoming iPhone 12 lineup to help offset increased costs for new 5G technology and minimize the need for price increases across the flagship lineup, according to a new research note from analyst Ming-Chi Kuo viewed by MacRumors. Kuo says adoption of Sub-6GHz 5G technology will increase Apple's costs by $75–$85, while...