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Today at Apple's 'Made in LDN' Creative Sessions Return

Monday July 6, 2020 12:36 am PDT by
Today at Apple's "Made in LDN" program is set to return this summer, offering young people in London a range of educational sessions and a creative outlet. A collaboration with the creative arts youth organisation Spotlight and the Mayor of London, Apple's creative sessions give young artists in London the opportunity to learn about the music industry from experts. Spotlight's youth artist ...

Apple Announces ARKit 4 with Location Anchors, Depth API, and Improved Face Tracking

Monday June 22, 2020 3:00 pm PDT by
Apple today announced ARKit 4 alongside iOS 14 and iPadOS 14. The new version of ARKit introduces Location Anchors, a new Depth API, and improved face tracking. Location Anchors allow developers to place AR experiences, such as life‑size art installations or navigational directions, at a fixed destination. Location Anchoring leverages the higher-resolution data in Apple Maps to place AR...

Multiple Leaks Suggest No New Hardware at WWDC

Sunday June 21, 2020 10:46 am PDT by
Apple has scrapped plans to reveal any new hardware at WWDC tomorrow, according to leakers Jon Prosser and Max Weinbach who shared the information on Twitter. While WWDC is usually a software-driven event, until now leaks had strongly suggested the announcement of new hardware, particularly a redesigned iMac with iPad Pro design language. Other rumored hardware announcements were AirTags,...

iPhone 12 Dummy Unit Images Feature iPad Pro-Style Design

Sunday June 21, 2020 9:13 am PDT by
Leaker Sonny Dickson has today shared several images depicting what he claims are dummy units of Apple's upcoming iPhone 12 lineup. Images of iPhone dummy units usually appear every year, just a few months ahead of Apple's usual September-October launch timeframe. They are usually based on CAD schematics sourced from the Chinese supply chain, much like the molds leaked last week. Such...

Alleged iPhone 12 Molds and CAD Images Show New iPad Pro-Style Design

Sunday June 14, 2020 10:57 am PDT by
A range of images have today emerged from Twitter user @Jin_Store allegedly featuring iPhone 12 and ‌iPhone 12‌ Pro molds, offering a further look at what may be in the works for the 2020 iPhone lineup. The molds are similar to those usually seen in the lead-up to the announcement of new iPhones. These physical molds are often based on leaked schematics and are produced by third party case...

'OpenCore Computer' Launches Commercial Hackintosh in Violation of Apple's macOS Licensing Agreement [Updated]

Saturday June 13, 2020 12:39 pm PDT by
Update: The developers of the OpenCore Bootloader have released a statement regarding the unauthorized use of the OpenCore name. We at Acidanthera are a small group of enthusiasts who are passionate about Apple ecosystem and spend time developing software to improve macOS compatibility with different kinds of hardware including older Apple-made computers and virtual machines. For us, who do...

Apple Pay Promo Offers 20% Off At Fanatics

Saturday June 13, 2020 12:10 pm PDT by
Apple sends out regular Apple Pay promotions via email, and this week's promotion provides a 20 percent discount on select items from sports store Fanatics when using ‌‌Apple Pay‌‌ and the promo code APPLEPAY at checkout. The email suggests gift purchases of sports apparel and fan gear ahead of Father's Day on June 21. The offer is available through June 19 and is valid in the United...

Apple Music Debuts New 'Interview Series' Podcast Hosted by Zane Lowe

Saturday May 30, 2020 9:11 am PDT by
Apple this week launched a new Apple Music podcast titled "The Zane Lowe Interview Series," featuring iconic artists such as Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, and Kanye West. The series is set to be home to interviews with popular artists, often coinciding with the launch of new albums. Artists will speak "about their lives and the stories behind their songs," in "candid, in depth conversations." ...

Apple Promotes Apple TV+ for Kids in New Ad

Sunday May 24, 2020 11:48 am PDT by
Apple today shared a new "The Next Generation" ad that showcases Apple TV+ content for kids. "Original series and films to inspire the next generation of dreamers, explorers, and believers. All on ‌Apple TV‌+," the video description says. The ad features the ‌Apple TV‌+ kids shows "Ghost Writer," "Helpsters," "Snoopy in Space," and the short-film "Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet...

Ubisoft Sues Apple and Google Over Distribution of Alleged 'Ripoff' Game

Saturday May 16, 2020 1:31 pm PDT by
Ubisoft Entertainment this week levied a lawsuit against Apple and Google, accusing them of selling a "ripoff" of its popular video game Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege, reports Bloomberg. Ubisoft filed a complaint in federal court in Los Angeles, claiming that the game "Area F2," developed by Qookka Games, is a "near carbon copy" of Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege, aiming to "piggyback"...

iPhone 12 Pro Rumored to Feature 120Hz ProMotion Display, 3x Camera Zoom, and Improved Face ID

Sunday May 10, 2020 12:48 pm PDT by
iPhone 12 Pro may contain a 120Hz ProMotion Display, a 3x rear camera zoom, and improved Face ID, according to unreliable leaker Max Weinbach, who shared his information with YouTube channel EverythingApplePro. Weinbach suggests that iPhone 12 Pro, rumored to come in 6.1-inch and 6.7-inch sizes, will feature a high refresh-rate 120Hz ProMotion display, as currently seen on iPad Pro. The new...

Apple to Reopen Retail Stores in Switzerland Next Week

Saturday May 9, 2020 12:56 pm PDT by
Apple will reopen all four retail stores in Switzerland from May 12 at 11:00 a.m., according to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman. Following the planned reopening of all 15 Apple Stores in Germany on May 11, Switzerland is set to follow one day later, reopening all stores in the country. Apple operates four Swiss stores in Zurich, Wallisellen, Geneva, and Basel. ‌Apple Stores‌ in Switzerland will...

DxOMark: iPhone 11 Front-Facing Camera 'Decent' but Misses Top 10

Saturday May 9, 2020 12:33 pm PDT by
DxOMark this week published the results of its in-depth review of the iPhone 11's 12MP front-facing camera. The device delivered "decent performance" and achieved an overall score of 91 points, but failed to make the overall top 10. ‌iPhone 11‌ and iPhone 11 Pro share the same front-facing camera specifications, so the results are similar but with a number of key differences, such as focus...

Apple's Over-Ear Headphones May Be Called 'AirPods Studio' and Cost $349

Saturday May 9, 2020 10:16 am PDT by
Apple's rumored high-end over-ear headphones may be called "AirPods Studio" and retail for $349, according to Jon Prosser of YouTube channel Front Page Tech. Artist rendition In keeping with the successful AirPods brand, the rumored "Studio" over-ear headphones would significantly diversify Apple's AirPods lineup, which last added the in-ear AirPods Pro in October 2019. The supposed price...

Apple iMessage Patent Describes the Ability to Edit Already Sent Texts

Saturday May 2, 2020 11:38 am PDT by
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office this week published a new Apple patent application that details features for editing sent messages, an improved application launcher and many other possible features. (via AppleInsider) The patent application specifically describes features of "a messaging user interface of a message application" that are not currently in iOS. These include ways to easily ...

First Magic Keyboard for iPad Pro Hands-On Videos Appear Online

Saturday April 18, 2020 9:11 am PDT by
The first Magic Keyboard for iPad Pro orders have begun arriving to some customers ahead of schedule, and some have posted hands-on videos online. Seven videos from two ‌iPad Pro‌ users have appeared online so far, offering the first close look at the new Magic Keyboard for ‌iPad Pro‌. The first video appeared in Thai, featuring the unboxing experience of the Magic Keyboard. Other videos...

Security Researchers Take Advantage of Insecure HTTP to Display Fake Videos on TikTok

Saturday April 18, 2020 6:55 am PDT by
An investigation by Talal Haj Bakry and Tommy Mysk has revealed that backwards-compatible support for HTTP in iOS and Android is allowing data from popular apps such as TikTok to be intercepted and altered. While most apps have made the transition to HTTPS, the research discovered that TikTok on iOS and Android still uses unencrypted HTTP to download media content. Consequently, TikTok...

Mac Shipments Estimated to Be Down Over 20% While Demand Surges in Q1 2020

Saturday April 11, 2020 8:11 am PDT by
Apple's Mac shipments are estimated to have been down over 20 percent in the first quarter of 2020, according to new data shared by Canalys this week. The shuttering of businesses and factories around the world has caused "severe delay in production and logistical issues", leading to a worldwide PC shipment fall of eight percent year on year. Top vendor rankings remained stable, with Lenovo...

Apple Maps to Directly Display COVID-19 Testing Locations

Saturday April 11, 2020 7:47 am PDT by
Apple Maps will soon directly display COVID-19 testing locations alongside information specific to the site. Apple today launched an online portal for healthcare providers, labs, or other businesses, to register as COVID-19 testing locations. The ‌Apple Maps‌ team will then review the application, and upon approval the location will appear in ‌Apple Maps‌. Although the process is similar to the...

Seemingly Unreleased Version of Logic Pro X With Live Loops Appears on Apple's Education Site [Updated]

Sunday March 29, 2020 7:23 am PDT by
Update: Apple has replaced the Logic Pro X image with an older version. Original story follows. A seemingly unreleased version of Logic Pro X has appeared on Apple's education site, as spotted by a Reddit user. The image from Apple's education products page shows a 16-inch MacBook Pro running Logic Pro X, but with a familiar interface that looks extremely similar to GarageBand's Live Loops ...