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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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...

VMware Fusion 12 Announced With Support for macOS Big Sur, eGPUs, and More

Thursday August 20, 2020 5:01 am PDT by
VMware today is announcing Fusion 12, the next major update to Fusion, its virtualization software that allows users to run a variety of operating systems on virtual machines within macOS. Fusion 12 brings several new updates and improvements, including eGPU compatibility, support for container-based applications built with Kubernetes, DirectX 11 and OpenGL 4.1 support, improved security for ...

Apple's Market Value Hits $2 Trillion

Wednesday August 19, 2020 7:56 am PDT by
Apple's stock price is continuing to surge, and has risen over one percent today to push the company past $2 trillion in market capitalization by surpassing the $467.77 mark and briefly topping $468. Apple is the first U.S. company to achieve that milestone. Just over two months ago, Apple became the first U.S. company to reach a market capitalization of $1.5 trillion, and Amazon and...

Fantastical Launches New Premium Subscription for Families

Tuesday August 11, 2020 6:00 am PDT by
Popular cross-platform calendar app Fantastical today is launching a new Fantastical Premium for Families subscription plan that lets up to five family members unlock all of Fantastical's features for one monthly or annual fee. The new family plan is available through the Flexibits website, where existing subscribers can log in and invite up to four additional family members. The family...

Kuo: Global iPhone Shipments Could Decline Up to 30% If Apple Forced to Remove WeChat From App Store [Updated x2]

Sunday August 9, 2020 10:17 pm PDT by
In a worst-case scenario, Apple's annual global iPhone shipments could decline by 25–30% if it is forced to remove WeChat from its App Stores around the world, according to a new research note from analyst Ming-Chi Kuo viewed by MacRumors. The removal could occur due to a recent executive order aiming to ban U.S. transactions with WeChat and its parent company Tencent. Kuo lays out...

Kuo: iPhone 12 Camera Lens Supplier Experiencing Quality Issues, But May Not Affect Launch Schedule

Thursday August 6, 2020 9:30 pm PDT by
One of Apple's camera lens suppliers for the upcoming non-Pro iPhone 12 models is having quality issues, according to a new research note from analyst Ming-Chi Kuo seen by MacRumors. The issues are, however, unlikely to have an impact on Apple's shipping schedule, presuming that Apple's other main supplier can make up the difference. Kuo says that Genius Electronic Optical has discovered...

OWC Quick-Change Wheel Kit for 2019 Mac Pro Available for Pre-Order for Just $199

Thursday August 6, 2020 6:41 am PDT by
OWC today announced the upcoming launch of its Rover Pro wheels kit for the new Mac Pro, an innovative quick-change solution to convert back and forth between feet and wheels at a much cheaper price than Apple's official wheels kit. Designed to attach to the stock ‌Mac Pro‌ feet rather than replace them, the OWC Rover Pro wheels can be attached in just two minutes by hand-twisting and are made ...

SoundSource 5 Brings a Streamlined Interface and More to the Powerful Mac Audio Control Utility

Wednesday August 5, 2020 10:39 am PDT by
Longtime Mac developer Rogue Amoeba today announced the launch of SoundSource 5, the next-generation version of its software utility that gives you much greater control over audio on your Mac. For those unfamiliar with SoundSource, it lives right in the menu bar and gives you quick access to volume levels and input/output devices, as well as the ability to adjust volume levels and output...

Four New Games Coming to Apple Arcade: Next Stop Nowhere, Samurai Jack, The Last Campfire, World's End Club

Wednesday August 5, 2020 8:53 am PDT by
Users on the iOS 14 beta will find that Apple has listed four new Apple Arcade games as "coming soon" in the App Store, as noted by our sister site TouchArcade. The new listings are available on the "See All Games" list at the bottom of the ‌Apple Arcade‌ tab in the ‌App Store‌ on ‌iOS 14‌, but are not currently visible on iOS 13 devices. The four upcoming games include: Next Stop Nowhere: A...

Apple Bumps iMac Pro to 10-Core Processor on Base Configuration

Tuesday August 4, 2020 8:17 am PDT by
Alongside the launch of updated iMacs, Apple today also made a minor update to the iMac Pro, equipping the base configuration with the 10-core 3.0 GHz Xeon W chip that was previously an upgrade option. All other specs appear to remain the same, with 14-core and 18-core processors available as upgrades. The starting price also remains at $4,999, although the stepped-up base processor...