Juli Clover

Juli is the Senior Editor at MacRumors, and has been covering Apple news and rumors since 2010. She oversees MacRumors' guides, roundups, how tos, reviews, and giveaways in addition to covering daily news. Her work is regularly highlighted on Techmeme and cited by tech publications and news sites.

She is a voracious reader, cinephile, gardener, and gamer, and she resides in California with her carnivorous plants. Juli can be reached at juli@macrumors.com or on Twitter.

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Apple Releases Firmware Update for Apple TV Siri Remote

Tuesday July 5, 2022 12:10 pm PDT by
Apple today released new firmware for the Siri Remote designed for the Apple TV, updating the software from version 9M6772 to 10M1103. The software is for the redesigned ‌Siri‌ Remote that was released in May 2021, aka the gray remote with the updated interface. In the ‌Apple TV‌ settings, the new firmware will display as 0x0070, up from 0x0061. There is no word on what's new with the ‌Apple TV‌...
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Apple Seeds Fifth Beta of macOS Monterey 12.5 to Developers

Tuesday July 5, 2022 11:22 am PDT by
Apple today seeded the fifth beta of an upcoming macOS Monterey 12.5 update to developers for testing purposes, with the new update coming over a week after the release of the fourth ‌macOS Monterey‌ 12.5 beta. Registered developers can download the beta through the Apple Developer Center and after the appropriate profile is installed, betas will be available through the Software Update...
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Apple Seeds Fifth Betas of iOS 15.6 and iPadOS 15.6 to Developers [Update: Public Beta Available]

Tuesday July 5, 2022 10:14 am PDT by
Apple today seeded the fifth betas of upcoming iOS 15.6 and iPadOS 15.6 updates to developers for testing purposes, with the new software coming one week weeks after the release of the fourth betas. Developers can download iOS 15.6 and iPadOS 15.6 through the Apple Developer Center or over the air after the proper profile has been installed on an iPhone or iPad. We don't yet know what...
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iOS 16 Focus Guide: What's New With Apple's Focus Mode

Friday July 1, 2022 2:17 pm PDT by
Apple in iOS 15 introduced Focus mode, an expansion of Do Not Disturb that allows you to set up different permissions for apps, contacts, and more depending on what you're doing. You can have separate tasks for when you're at work, when you're studying, when you're at home, and more. In iOS 16, coming as a public beta in July and a full release likely in September, Apple has improved Focus...
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TikTok Says Some China-Based Employees Can Access U.S. User Data, Outlines Plan for Better Safeguards

Friday July 1, 2022 2:12 pm PDT by
TikTok is working on a plan to better safeguard the data of its U.S. users, the company said in an open letter [PDF] to several U.S. Senators that have expressed concern that the China-based app is a national security risk. Shared by The New York Times, the letter outlines a multi-pronged undertaking called "Project Texas," aimed at strengthening data security. TikTok says that 100 percent...
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Apple Hosting Apple TV+ Panels at San Diego Comic-Con

Thursday June 30, 2022 2:28 pm PDT by
The Apple TV+ team is heading to San Diego Comic-Con International for the first time, with Apple planning to host a number of different panels. The cast and creative teams from "Severance," "For All Mankind," "Mythic Quest," "See," "Invasion," and "Foundation" will be holding panels. Comic-Con attendees will also be able to participate in a special "Severance" experience with Lumon...
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iFixit Tears Down 13-Inch M2 MacBook Pro

Thursday June 30, 2022 12:29 pm PDT by
Apple last week launched the first M2 Mac, the 13-inch MacBook Pro, and repair site iFixit picked up the new machine to do a traditional device teardown. Design wise, there's not a lot for iFixit to say about the ‌M2‌ MacBook Pro because aside from the ‌M2‌ chip, it is identical to the prior-generation MacBook Pro. It features the same chassis, Touch Bar, and display, with updates focused...
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Comcast Xfinity Stream App With Live Channels and On-Demand Shows Now Available on Apple TV

Thursday June 30, 2022 11:59 am PDT by
Comcast today released its long-awaited Xfinity Stream app on the Apple TV, allowing ‌Apple TV‌ HD and ‌Apple TV‌ 4K owners who subscribe to Xfinity TV to access live TV shows and on-demand content on their set-top boxes. According to Comcast, the app supports more than 250 live TV channels and DVR recordings that can be accessed from any device. There are also thousands of movies and shows that ...
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Instagram Adds Option to Delete Account in iOS App to Comply With App Store Rules

Thursday June 30, 2022 10:01 am PDT by
Instagram this week implemented support for a new option that allows an Instagram account to be deleted directly within the Instagram app. Instagram is now in compliance with an updated App Store Guideline that requires all apps that offer account creation to also offer account deletion. Apple told developers that apps offering account creation must also support account deletion starting on...
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iOS 16 Messages Guide: Undo Send, Edit, and Other New Features

Wednesday June 29, 2022 2:21 pm PDT by
With iOS 16, coming as a public beta in July and a full release likely in September, Apple is adding some major updates to the Messages app, introducing features that many people have been wanting for years. This guide highlights everything that's new with the Messages app in ‌iOS 16‌, iPadOS 16, and also, macOS Ventura as many Messages features are cross-platform. iMessage Editing When you...
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Apple Releases Safari Technology Preview 148 With Bug Fixes and Performance Improvements

Wednesday June 29, 2022 1:16 pm PDT by
Apple today released a new update for Safari Technology Preview, the experimental browser Apple first introduced in March 2016. Apple designed the ‌Safari Technology Preview‌ to test features that may be introduced into future release versions of Safari. ‌Safari Technology Preview‌ release 148 includes bug fixes and performance improvements for Web Inspector, CSS Container Queries, CSS, Forms,...
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Apple Offering Apple Card Owners 4% Daily Cash Back at Select Stores in July

Wednesday June 29, 2022 12:49 pm PDT by
Apple has launched a summer promotion for Apple Card owners, offering additional cash back from merchants that include HotelTonight, Petco, StubHub, Ray-Ban, Crocs, Fandango, Yeti, and J.Crew. Through July 31, Apple Pay purchases made with ‌Apple Card‌ from the above listed retailers will provide users with four percent Daily Cash, up from the standard two percent for an ‌Apple Pay‌ purchase....
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iPhone Users Can Now Swap to Any Android 12 Phone With Google's 'Switch to Android' iOS App

Wednesday June 29, 2022 11:33 am PDT by
Google today announced that support for its Switch to Android app on iOS is rolling out to all Android 12 smartphones, which means iPhone users can now take advantage of the app's transfer features to swap over to any device that supports Android 12. Prior to now, the Switch to Android app for the ‌iPhone‌ was limited to Google's own Pixel phones, so it worked with a limited number of devices. ...
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Video Comparison: M2 MacBook Pro vs. M1 MacBook Pro

Tuesday June 28, 2022 2:45 pm PDT by
Apple last week launched an updated version of the 13-inch MacBook Pro, and it is the first Mac that is equipped with an updated M2 chip. As it's using a brand new chip, we thought we'd pick up the ‌M2‌ MacBook Pro and compare it to the prior-generation M1 MacBook Pro to see just what's new. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. For the video comparison, we're using the...
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Apple to Announce Q3 2022 Earnings on July 28

Tuesday June 28, 2022 2:44 pm PDT by
Apple today announced that it will report its earnings results for the third fiscal quarter (second calendar quarter) of 2022 on Thursday, July 28. The earnings report and subsequent call will provide insight into product performance in the period between March and June. Apple in April introduced the Mac Studio, Studio Display, iPad Air, and iPhone SE 3, and in June, followed it up with the...
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iPads Will Work as Home Hubs in iOS 16, But Won't Support New Home Architecture

Tuesday June 28, 2022 1:40 pm PDT by
Though code in iOS 16 has indicated that the iPad won't work as a home hub following the update, an Apple spokesperson today told The Verge that the ‌iPad‌ will indeed still be able to be used as a home hub, but with a caveat - it will not support new architecture that is being introduced later this year. The spokesperson said that Apple is planning to "introduce a new architecture," which...
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Belkin Launches Upgraded 3-in-1 Wireless Charging Stand That Fast Charges Apple Watch Series 7

Tuesday June 28, 2022 1:06 pm PDT by
Belkin today announced the launch of an upgraded Boostcharge Pro 3-in-1 Wireless Charging Stand that's designed for the iPhone, Apple Watch, and AirPods. Compared to the prior-generation model, the new 3-in-1 charger features fast charging support for the Apple Watch Series 7. The upgraded Apple Watch charging puck is able to charge an ‌Apple Watch Series 7‌ from 0 to 80 percent in...
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Apple Seeds Fourth Betas of iOS 15.6 and iPadOS 15.6 to Developers [Update: Public Beta Available]

Tuesday June 28, 2022 10:07 am PDT by
Apple today seeded the fourth betas of upcoming iOS 15.6 and iPadOS 15.6 updates to developers for testing purposes, with the new software coming two weeks after the release of the third betas. Developers can download iOS 15.6 and iPadOS 15.6 through the Apple Developer Center or over the air after the proper profile has been installed on an iPhone or iPad. We don't yet know what might be ...
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Kuo: Apple's Work on 5G Modem Chip 'Failed,' Qualcomm to Remain Supplier for 2023 iPhones

Tuesday June 28, 2022 9:06 am PDT by
For the last several years, Apple has been working to develop its own 5G modem chip so that it won't need to rely on Qualcomm as a supplier, but according to Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple's efforts "may have failed." Kuo says that his "latest survey" suggests that development on the chip has stalled, which means Qualcomm would remain the exclusive supplier for 5G chips for the 2023...
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M2 13-Inch MacBook Pro With 256GB SSD Appears Slower Than Equivalent M1 in Real-World Speed Tests

Monday June 27, 2022 1:57 pm PDT by
Benchmark testing has indicated that the 256GB variant of the 13-inch MacBook Pro with M2 chip offers slower SSD performance than its M1 equivalent, and now real-world stress testing by YouTuber Max Yuryev of Max Tech suggests that the 256GB SSD in the 13-inch MacBook Pro is also underperforming in day-to day-usage. The ‌M2‌ MacBook Pro with 256GB SSD and 8GB RAM was slower than the ‌M1‌ MacBook ...