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Apple and Hyundai to Sign Apple Car Deal by March With Production Beginning in 2024

Sunday January 10, 2021 11:22 am PST by
Apple and Hyundai will reach a partnership agreement for the upcoming Apple Car by March, according to a new report shared by Reuters, citing Korea IT News. Before being revised, the Korea IT News report said that the companies may either manufacture the electric vehicles at a Georgia factory owned by Kia Motors, a Hyundai Motor Group affiliate, or invest in a new facility in the United...
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Adobe Officially Ends Flash Support, Recommends Uninstalling Immediately

Saturday January 2, 2021 4:33 pm PST by
Adobe in 2017 announced plans to end support for its Flash browser plug-in at the end of 2020. Now that it's officially 2021, support for the software has ended, and Adobe will begin blocking content from running in Flash Player beginning on January 12. Flash's elimination should not heavily impact users because many popular browsers have already moved away from the format. Additionally,...
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AirPods Max Begin Shipping to Customers Ahead of December 15 Launch

Sunday December 13, 2020 4:29 pm PST by
Apple last week announced the AirPods Max, the first Apple-branded over-ear headphones. Now, AirPods Max preorders are beginning to ship to customers around the world ahead of the December 15 launch date. Although several orders for the headphones are still in the "Processing" or "Preparing to Ship" stages, one MacRumors reader has shared a screenshot of an AirPods Max order marked as...
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Hands-On Video Compares Unreleased Samsung Galaxy S21+ With iPhone 12 Pro

Sunday December 13, 2020 5:42 am PST by
Samsung's Galaxy S21 smartphone lineup is set to be released in 2021, and a new video shared on YouTube compares an alleged Samsung Galaxy S21+ with an iPhone 12 Pro. The back of the iPhone 12 Pro features precision-milled matte glass, while the back of the alleged Galaxy S21+ seems to be constructed from a plastic-like material. Additionally, the three distinct cameras of the Galaxy S21+...
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Apple CFO Luca Maestri and Jony Ive Reportedly Candidates for Ferrari CEO Position

Saturday December 12, 2020 7:27 pm PST by
Apple Chief Financial Officer Luca Maestri and former Chief Design Officer Jony Ive are reportedly candidates to be Ferrari's next CEO, reports Reuters, citing Italian media. Former Ferrari CEO Louis Camilleri departed the company last week citing personal reasons, and potential successors have since emerged, among those reportedly being Maestri and Ive. Additionally, former Vodafone CEO...
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Waze Integration With CarPlay Dashboard Goes Live

Sunday December 6, 2020 3:29 pm PST by
After a period of beta testing, Waze is now able to directly integrate with Apple CarPlay's multiscreen dashboard, as noted by users of the navigation app on the MacRumors forums. In addition to CarPlay Dashboard support, the update appears to introduce in-app lane guidance for the first time. @9to5mac @MacRumors @waze Waze dashboard is here!!!!! pic.twitter.com/gvuaaTSJRG— Camilo Díaz ...
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App Store Best of 2020 Winners Begin Receiving Physical Award

Saturday December 5, 2020 10:21 am PST by
Apple this week announced its App Store Best of 2020 winners, recognizing 15 apps released over the course of the year. For the first time, winners are now receiving a physical award, and some developers have begun sharing their respective awards over the past few days. Image via Flexibits Fantastical developer Flexibits, Genshin Impact, and Share the Meal have all provided photos of their...
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Apple Silicon M1 Emulating x86 is Still Faster Than Every Other Mac in Single Core Benchmark

Sunday November 15, 2020 2:30 pm PST by
The first native benchmarks of Apple's M1 chip appeared on the Geekbench site last week showing impressive native performance. Today, new benchmarks have begun showing up for the ‌M1‌ chip emulating x86 under Rosetta 2. Single Core Mac benchmarks The new Rosetta 2 Geekbench results uploaded show that the ‌M1‌ chip running on a MacBook Air with 8GB of RAM has single-core and multi-core scores of ...
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Apple Begins Issuing Monthly Credits to Apple TV+ Subscribers Through January

Saturday November 14, 2020 7:50 pm PST by
Apple TV+ subscribers who have paid for an annual or monthly plan have begun receiving emails from Apple letting them know that they'll be credited $4.99 for each month subscribed through January 2021. The amount varies based on ‌Apple TV+‌ pricing in other countries, including $5.99 per month in Canada and $7.99 per month in Australia. The credit will be applied to a subscriber's Apple ID and ...
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Reliable Leaker Says Apple Plans to Introduce 'Christmas Surprise'

Saturday November 14, 2020 5:07 pm PST by
Apple is planning to introduce a "Christmas surprise" next month, according to reliable leaker L0vetodream. In a usual enigmatic tweet, L0vetodream says that Apple's "surprise" will be "good for winter." It remains to be seen at the current time as to what the tweet may be referring to. You'll get a Christmas surprise from Apple(PS:Winter exclusive、good for winter)— 有没有搞措 (@L0vetodream) N ...
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MagSafe Duo Charger Showcased in New Hands-On Video

Saturday November 7, 2020 1:15 pm PST by
Apple last month introduced the MagSafe Duo Charger, which features a foldable design with a built-in MagSafe Charger and Apple Watch charging puck. A new video recently shared on Instagram goes hands-on with the accessory. View this post on Instagram Apple’s MagSafe Charger Duo will soon be available for $129. I prefer to buy AirPower once that will be released. What ...
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Apple Shares New 'Dark Universe' Experimental Video Shot on iPhone 12 Pro

Sunday October 25, 2020 12:21 pm PDT by
Apple today shared a new video on its YouTube channel that features footage shot on the iPhone 12 Pro. Apple says the two-minute video pushes the ‌iPhone 12 Pro‌'s new Dolby Vision and low-light capabilities to the limit as an attempt to "capture darkness itself." The video is also accompanied by a behind the scenes look at how it was made. Watch other Shot on iPhone videos here....
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iFixit Shares Full iPhone 12 and 12 Pro Teardown Revealing Interchangeable Displays and Batteries

Saturday October 24, 2020 2:48 pm PDT by
After live streaming a teardown of the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro earlier this week, iFixit today provided a more in-depth teardown that goes through all of the components in the new devices, revealing several similarities between the two. Early testing conducted by iFixit shows that the iPhone 12 and 12 Pro displays are interchangeable and can be swapped without issue, though the max...
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Apple Offering Free AirPods With iPhone 11 Purchase on Indian Online Store Beginning October 17

Sunday October 11, 2020 10:40 am PDT by
Apple will be offering customers of its newly launched Indian online store free AirPods with an iPhone 11 purchase beginning on October 17. Apple has yet to publish full details about its Diwali offer, and the promotion's end date is unknown at the current time. Though not explicitly specified, it is likely that the company will extend the offer to iPhone 11 Pro purchases as well. Launche...
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New iPad Air's Touch ID Power Button an 'Incredible Feat of Engineering' According to Apple VP

Sunday October 4, 2020 1:55 pm PDT by
Apple VP of Product Marketing Bob Borchers and VP of Hardware Engineering John Ternus are featured in the latest episode of YouTubers iJustine and Jenna Ezarik's Same Brain podcast where they discuss several aspects of the current iPad lineup and part of the development process that went into the latest fourth-generation iPad Air. Speaking on the new ‌iPad Air‌, Borchers says that implementing ...
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Apple Working on Apple TV Models With A12 and A14 Chips, New Controller, and More

Saturday October 3, 2020 12:46 pm PDT by
Several rumors have indicated that Apple is working on a refreshed Apple TV, and Fudge, a leaker who goes by @choco_bit on Twitter, today shared some new information on what we can expect. In a tweet, Fudge claims that Apple is preparing multiple new Apple TV set-top boxes, with a model featuring a variant of the A12 chip and one with an "A14X-like" chip. Fudge also mentions that a new...
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Judge Temporarily Blocks US Ban on New TikTok Downloads

Monday September 28, 2020 2:07 am PDT by
A federal judge on Sunday granted TikTok a preliminary injunction that temporarily halts an order from the Trump Administration that would have banned new app downloads in the United States beginning on Monday, reports The New York Times. Should the order have gone into effect, Apple and Google could have been forced to remove TikTok from their respective app stores, and users who already...
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TikTok Announces Deal With Oracle and Walmart, Trump Approves

Sunday September 20, 2020 7:13 am PDT by
Just hours before new app downloads would be banned in the United States, Vanessa Pappas, the interim head of TikTok, announced on Saturday that the company has reached a proposal with Oracle and Walmart that will keep the video sharing platform alive in the country. The deal has also been approved by President Donald Trump, reports Bloomberg. The deal will effectively establish a new...
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SoftBank Nears Deal to Sell Arm to Nvidia [Updated]

Sunday September 13, 2020 12:40 pm PDT by
SoftBank is nearing a deal to sell its Arm Holdings to Nvidia, the world's largest graphics chipmaker, reports The Wall Street Journal. According to those familiar with the matter, a cash-and-stock deal between the two companies could occur early next week and would be valued at over $40 billion, which could potentially be the largest deal ever in the semiconductor industry. SoftBank...
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App Recap: Buddy, MindNode, and Study Bunny

Sunday September 6, 2020 9:14 pm PDT by
In this week's App Recap, we've highlighted finance app "Buddy," productivity app "MindNode," and productivity app "Study Bunny" as three apps that are worth checking out. Apps to Check Out Buddy - Easy Budgeting (iOS, Subscription) - Buddy is an app that can help users set up a budget and keep track of expenses. The app's overview page provides a clear breakdown of all expenses over a...