Juli Clover

Juli is a Senior Editor at MacRumors, photographer, voracious reader, cinephile, gamer, plant eater, and cat parent. She can be reached at juli@macrumors.com or on Twitter.

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Apple Supplier Broadcom Expecting iPhone Launch Delays

Thursday June 4, 2020 4:19 pm PDT by
Broadcom, a company that makes components for Apple's iPhone, today suggested some 2020 ‌iPhone‌ models could see a delayed launch this year due to the ongoing global health crisis. As relayed by Bloomberg, Broadcom CEO Hock Tan today discussed a "major product cycle delay" at a "large North American mobile phone" company. There was no mention of Apple by name, but according to Bloomberg,...

Apple Implementing COVID-19 Prevention Measures as Employees Return to Work

Thursday June 4, 2020 4:09 pm PDT by
As employees begin returning to work at Apple's Apple Park and Infinite Loop campuses, Apple is implementing COVID-19 prevention measures that include testing, social distancing, and temperature checks, reports Bloomberg. Some employees, such as hardware and software engineers, began returning to ‌Apple Park‌ in May. Some of the people who are working at the campus are doing so for just a few...

Apple Working on iPadOS Shortcuts for Changing iPad Keyboard Brightness

Thursday June 4, 2020 3:41 pm PDT by
Apple appears to be working on keyboard shortcuts that will allow users who have a Magic Keyboard or other attached keyboard with key brightness settings to adjust the brightness level. Signs of Apple's work on the shortcuts were found in iOS 13.5.5 code by 9to5Mac. The site says the beta has references to keyboard shortcuts that replace some function keys.We've found evidence in code that...

Apple Watch Activity Challenge for World Environment Day Kicks Off Tomorrow

Thursday June 4, 2020 10:35 am PDT by
On Friday, June 5, Apple Watch owners will be able to complete a new ‌Apple Watch‌ activity challenge in celebration of World Environment Day. The challenge, which is listed in the Activity app on the iPhone, asks users to close their Stand rings.Recognize World Environment Day this Friday. Close your Stand ring on June 5 and earn this award by getting up and moving around for at least one...

iPhone 13 Prototype Mockup Depicts Notch-Free Design and USB-C Port

Thursday June 4, 2020 10:07 am PDT by
We still have a few months to go before Apple unveils the iPhone 12, but rumors about the iPhone 13, coming in fall 2021, are already circulating. Japanese site Mac Otakara today shared a rough 3D printed mockup of a 5.5-inch ‌iPhone‌ said to be coming in 2021, which is from "Alibaba sources." The model may be built on leaked specifications and rumors, but where the info comes from is unclear. ...

Code in iOS 13.5.5 Suggests Apple is Working on Services Bundle

Wednesday June 3, 2020 5:04 pm PDT by
Rumors have suggested Apple is working on a services bundle that will offer multiple Apple services like Apple TV+ and Apple Music for one flat monthly rate, and according to 9to5Mac, code found in iOS 13.5.5 seemingly confirms Apple's bundle plans. Files in iOS 13.5.5 reference a "bundle offer" and a "bundle subscription," and these files weren't in earlier versions of iOS. The files are...

Apple Seeds First Beta of watchOS 6.2.8 to Developers

Wednesday June 3, 2020 1:22 pm PDT by
Apple today seeded the first beta of an upcoming watchOS 6.2.8 update to developers, two weeks after releasing the watchOS 6.2.5 update with new Pride Apple Watch faces, and two days after releasing watchOS 6.2.6 with security fixes. watchOS 6.2.8 can be downloaded for free through the dedicated ‌‌‌‌Apple Watch‌‌‌‌ app on the iPhone by going to General > Software Update. To...

Full Rollout of Apple Pay Support for NYC Subways Delayed Until December

Wednesday June 3, 2020 1:03 pm PDT by
New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority has been working to bring its OMNY contactless fare payment system to all buses and subway stations throughout the city, but the rollout of the system has been delayed due to the ongoing public health crisis, reports The Wall Street Journal. OMNY tap-and-go fare payments with Apple Pay Express Transit support became available at one of New...

Google Improves Security Key Support on iOS Devices

Wednesday June 3, 2020 10:28 am PDT by
Google today announced native support for the W3C WebAuthn implementation for Google Accounts on Apple devices running iOS 13.3 and above, which improves the security key experience on iOS and allows more security key types to be used with Google accounts and Google's Advanced Protection Program. With the change, iOS users are able to use Google's Titan Security Keys with NFC, tapping the...

Apple Seeds First Beta of tvOS 13.4.8 Update to Developers

Wednesday June 3, 2020 10:07 am PDT by
Apple today seeded the first beta of an upcoming tvOS 13.4.8 update, two weeks after releasing the tvOS 13.4.5 update. Designed for the fourth and fifth-generation Apple TV models, the new tvOS 13.4.8 beta can be downloaded onto the ‌Apple TV‌ through a profile that's installed using Xcode. tvOS updates are generally minor in scale, focusing on under-the-hood bug fixes and improvements...

Eve Cam With HomeKit Secure Video Now Available for Purchase

Wednesday June 3, 2020 6:00 am PDT by
Eve Cam, a new home security camera with HomeKit Secure Video support, is available for pre-order as of today, with purchases set to begin shipping on June 23. First unveiled at CES in January, the Eve Cam features a 1080p resolution, a 150 degree field of view, an infrared motion sensor, and night vision support up to five meters away. An integrated microphone and speaker are included for...

Next iPad Air Could Feature a USB-C Port Instead of a Lightning Port

Tuesday June 2, 2020 8:30 pm PDT by
The fourth-generation iPad Air may be equipped with a USB-C port instead of a Lightning port, according to a new report from Japanese site Mac Otakara that says the information comes from a Chinese supplier. Apple transitioned to USB-C for its iPad Pro models in 2018, but other iPads have continued to feature a Lightning port for charging purposes. Mac Otakara says that the new ‌iPad‌ Air will ...

iCloud Down for Many Users, Causing 'The Application You Have Selected Does Not Exist' Error [Update: Fixed]

Tuesday June 2, 2020 4:44 pm PDT by
iCloud appears to be down for many people at the current time, based on complaints from MacRumors readers and Twitter users. Apple's system status page was not initially displaying an error when the problems started, but has been updated to confirm an issue with ‌iCloud‌ account sign ins. The support site says that some users may be unable to sign in to their ‌iCloud‌ accounts and may also be...

Five Mac Apps Worth Checking Out - June 2020

Tuesday June 2, 2020 2:25 pm PDT by
Apps developed for the Mac often don't receive as much coverage as apps designed for iPhones and iPads, so we have a series at MacRumors that highlights interesting Mac apps that are worth taking a look at. This month's apps are designed to make working from home a little bit easier. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. Meeter (Free) - Working from home often...

Safari in iOS and iPadOS 14 Might Include Built-In Translator, Full Apple Pencil Support

Tuesday June 2, 2020 1:52 pm PDT by
Apple is planning to add a built-in language translation feature and full Apple Pencil support to Safari in iOS and iPadOS 14, according to details found in a leaked version of iOS 14 by 9to5Mac. Safari's built-in translation feature would allow users to translate web pages without using a third-party app or service. If such a feature comes to ‌iOS 14‌, we can probably also count on it coming...

Apple's Butterfly Keyboards vs. Scissor Switch Keyboards

Tuesday June 2, 2020 12:24 pm PDT by
Since 2012, Apple has developed two kinds of keyboards for its MacBook Pro and MacBook Air machines - one that uses butterfly switches and one that uses scissor switches. Many people are aware of the problems with the butterfly keyboards that resulted in a huge recall program and many frustrated customers, but may still be confused by what exactly a butterfly keyboard is, how it's different...

Next Apple Pencil Could Be Released in Black

Tuesday June 2, 2020 10:25 am PDT by
The next iteration of the Apple Pencil could be available in black for the first time, according to leaker Mr. White who shared the tidbit on Twitter this morning. A mockup of an ‌Apple Pencil‌ in black We haven't heard rumors of a next-generation ‌Apple Pencil‌ and it's not clear when a new model might be released. Apple is rumored to be working on mini-LED versions of the iPad Pro, and it's...

Apple Updates Research App With COVID-19 Survey, Hearing Study Noise Test

Tuesday June 2, 2020 10:17 am PDT by
Apple today updated its Apple Research app to introduce updates for its Apple Hearing Study and its Apple Heart & Movement Study. There's a new "Speech in Noise" test that's available in the Apple Hearing Study, with the test designed to help researchers understand participants' hearing ability under various circumstances, including when background noise is present. For the Apple Heart &...

Apple Retailers Cut iPhone Prices in China for 6.18 Shopping Festival

Monday June 1, 2020 6:07 pm PDT by
Apple is dropping prices on the iPhone SE, iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max in China in celebration of the 6.18 shopping festival, reports CNBC. Apple has cut prices on its official store on the Alibaba-owned Tmall, and JD.com, an Apple reseller, is also offering significant discounts. This is the second time that Apple has participated in the 6.18 event.On Tmall, users can...

Global iPhone Sales Dropped an Estimated 8% in Q1 2020, Overall Smartphone Sales Down 20%

Monday June 1, 2020 3:47 pm PDT by
Apple's iPhone sales dropped eight percent in the first quarter of 2020, according to new data shared today by Gartner. Apple sold an estimated 40.92 million smartphones during the quarter, a 3.7 million drop from the 44.57 million that it sold in the first quarter of 2019. Other smartphone manufacturers saw much steeper drops in sales. Samsung's sales, for example, were down 22.7...