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.

Juli Clover's Articles

New Low-Cost 'iPhone SE' Could Launch as Soon as Tomorrow

Thursday April 2, 2020 4:06 pm PDT by Juli Clover
Apple's new low-cost iPhone is set to launch as early as Friday, April 3, according to a new report from 9to5Mac that cites a tip from a "highly trusted reader." The site says that while it can't be certain about the launch date, "Apple could reveal and begin taking orders for the new ‌iPhone‌ as soon as tomorrow." The iPhone 8 Apple is said to be planning to call the new ‌iPhone‌, which is...

Apple Highlights Useful Apps, Accessibility Tips and More for Autism Acceptance Day

Thursday April 2, 2020 2:36 pm PDT by Juli Clover
Today is Autism Acceptance Day, and as it has done in the past, Apple is recognizing the occasion by highlighting top apps, accessibility tips, and education resources, while also sharing art created by individuals on the spectrum. In the Today section of the App Store, Apple is offering a collection of apps that are designed to support neurodiversity and people with autism spectrum...

Tile Claims Apple's Anticompetitive Behavior Has 'Gotten Worse, Not Better'

Wednesday April 1, 2020 6:10 pm PDT by Juli Clover
Apple's anticompetitive behaviors have gotten worse over the course of the last few months rather than better, Tile claimed in a congressional panel today, reports Reuters. Executives from Tile, PopSockets, Sonos, and Basecamp in January testified in front of a congressional hearing in an ongoing antitrust inquiry launched by the U.S. government against tech companies like Amazon, Apple, and ...

Apple's Orders for iPhone 12 Components Complicated by Unclear Consumer Demand

Wednesday April 1, 2020 4:08 pm PDT by Juli Clover
Amid the ongoing pandemic in the United States and other countries, Apple is continuing to forge ahead with work on its upcoming iPhone 12 devices, which are expected to feature 5G connectivity, new 3D cameras, and other features. With travel restrictions to China, Apple is experiencing difficulties preparing for its new devices and placing orders for components, according to The Wall Street ...

Apple's 2020 MacBook Air vs. 2020 iPad Pro

Wednesday April 1, 2020 2:45 pm PDT by Juli Clover
Apple in March updated both the MacBook Air and the iPad Pro, and with the ‌iPad Pro‌ increasingly positioned as a computer replacement, we thought we'd compare both new machines to see how they measure up and which one might be a better buy depending on user needs. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. We're comparing the base model 12.9-inch ‌iPad Pro‌ and the base model...

YouTube to Launch New 'Shorts' Feature to Rival TikTok

Wednesday April 1, 2020 2:05 pm PDT by Juli Clover
YouTube is working on a new feature called "Shorts" that will replicate the short videos shared on popular social networking app TikTok, reports The Information. YouTube's Shorts will exist within the current YouTube mobile app and will see YouTube offering a feed of brief videos posted by YouTube users that will be able to take advantage of YouTube's catalog of licensed music....

Apple Lets Amazon Prime Video App Offer In-App Purchases on iPhone, iPad and Apple TV

Wednesday April 1, 2020 1:10 pm PDT by Juli Clover
The Amazon Prime Video apps for iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV now allow customers to purchase and rent movies and TV shows within the app, and Apple appears to be allowing Amazon to use its own payment system, skirting the traditional in-app purchase screens. Opening up the Prime Video app now includes the message "Browse, rent, or buy new release movies, popular TV shows, and more -- now...

Apple and Goldman Sachs Let Apple Card Holders Defer April Payments

Wednesday April 1, 2020 11:11 am PDT by Juli Clover
Apple and Goldman Sachs are allowing Apple Card users to defer their April payments without incurring interest, extending a similar program that was introduced in March, reports Bloomberg. ‌Apple Card‌ users can opt in to the deferred payment program by messaging an ‌Apple Card‌ support representative through the Wallet app on an iPhone or iPad. Apple is informing ‌Apple Card‌ owners about the...

Apple Seeds First Beta of watchOS 6.2.5 to Developers

Wednesday April 1, 2020 10:08 am PDT by Juli Clover
Apple today seeded the first beta of an upcoming watchOS 6.2.5 update to developers, one week after releasing the watchOS 6.2 update that added in-app purchases to the Apple Watch App Store and a day after seeding the first iOS 13.4.5 beta. watchOS 6.2.5 can be downloaded for free through the dedicated ‌‌‌Apple Watch‌‌‌ app on the iPhone by going to General > Software Update. To install the ...

Apple's Pandemic Recovery Donation to China More Than Doubles to $7 Million

Wednesday April 1, 2020 9:53 am PDT by Juli Clover
Apple has more than doubled its donation to China's virus recovery efforts, Apple CEO Tim Cook announced on Chinese social networking site Weibo today (via Reuters). Apple has now donated more than 50 million yuan ($7 million) to the country, which will be used to support long-term public health recovery efforts.China has shown incredible spirit and resilience during the COVID-19 outbreak...

iCloud Keychain Gaining Password Warnings, Support for Generating Two-Factor Authentication Codes in iOS 14

Wednesday April 1, 2020 9:24 am PDT by Juli Clover
Apple is working on some useful changes for iCloud Keychain, according to details found by 9to5Mac in a leaked version of iOS 14 that has been circulating for the last few weeks. ‌iCloud‌ Keychain, for those unfamiliar with the feature, stores login names and passwords for websites and apps, with the information synced across a person's iOS and Mac devices through ‌iCloud‌. It is a free and...

Apple Shares Trailer for Short Film 'Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth'

Wednesday April 1, 2020 9:11 am PDT by Juli Clover
Apple today shared the trailer for "Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth," an upcoming Earth Day-themed short film that's set to premiere on Friday, April 17, a few days ahead of Earth Day. The animated short is based on best-selling children's book of the same name by Oliver Jeffers, and it will be narrated by Meryl Streep.On the eve of Earth Day, a precocious seven-year-old learns ...

Today Marks the 44th Anniversary of Apple's Founding

Wednesday April 1, 2020 12:01 am PDT by Juli Clover
44 years ago today, on April 1, 1976, Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, and Ronald Wayne signed a contract founding the Apple Computer Company. Days later, Ronald Wayne bowed out and received $800, leaving Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak to launch the Apple I that led to Apple revolutionizing the personal computer industry before moving on to other markets and becoming one of the most successful...

Apple Updates iMovie and iWork Apps for iOS With Trackpad and Mouse Support

Tuesday March 31, 2020 5:37 pm PDT by Juli Clover
After releasing new Keynote, Pages, and Numbers updates for the Mac earlier today, Apple has also started rolling out updates for the iWork apps designed to work on iPhones and iPads. The updates to Keynote, Pages, and Numbers for iOS bring support for the upcoming Magic Keyboard, mice, and trackpads when using the iWork apps on an iPad. The new versions of the software also include support...

Apple Stops Signing iOS 13.3.1 Following Release of iOS 13.4

Tuesday March 31, 2020 3:39 pm PDT by Juli Clover
Following the release of iOS 13.4 on March 24, Apple has stopped signing iOS 13.3.1, which means downgrading to that version of iOS is no longer possible. iOS 13.3.1 was a minor update that added a toggle for disabling the U1 chip in Apple's iPhone 11, 11 Pro, and 11 Pro Max. Apple routinely stops signing older versions of software updates after new releases come out in order to encourage...

Apple to Continue Paying Contract Workers While Campuses Are Shuttered

Tuesday March 31, 2020 1:41 pm PDT by Juli Clover
Contract workers at Apple's Silicon Valley campuses will continue to be paid their normal wages while Santa Clara County's shelter in place order is in effect, an Apple spokesperson told The Wall Street Journal today. The announcement was a departure from Apple's original plans. Over the last few days, hundreds of contract workers were told that their jobs would be suspended without pay, but ...

A12Z vs. A12X: What's Changed?

Tuesday March 31, 2020 1:22 pm PDT by Juli Clover
Apple in March 2020 introduced new 11- and 12.9-inch iPad Pro models with A12Z processors, LiDAR scanners, dual-lens camera setups, upgraded storage tiers, and more RAM for lower storage models. In this guide, we'll cover the A12Z processor and how it compares to the A12X processor that Apple used in the 2018 ‌iPad Pro‌ models. A12Z Instead of A13X? Prior to now, most iPad updates,...

Apple Updates iWork Apps for Mac With iCloud Folder Sharing and Other New Features

Tuesday March 31, 2020 12:13 pm PDT by Juli Clover
Apple today updated Pages, Numbers, and Keynote, its iWork apps designed for the Mac, to version 10.0 with a new set of features. The updates add support for iCloud Folder Sharing for collaborative files with macOS 10.15.4 installed, plus there are options to edit shared documents offline. There are also new templates and editable shapes to work with, a redesigned template chooser, and an...

New iOS 13.4.5 Beta Adds Option for Sharing Apple Music Songs on Instagram and Facebook Stories

Tuesday March 31, 2020 11:49 am PDT by Juli Clover
Apple today released the first betas of upcoming iOS and iPadOS 13.4.5 updates, and while the new software appears to focus primarily on bug fixes, there's at least one new feature. When listening to a song in Apple Music, tapping on the Share button and then selecting Instagram generates a Story with the song title and album name, plus a matching animated background. 9to5Mac says that...

Blackmagic eGPU Pro Temporarily Unavailable From Apple's Online Store

Tuesday March 31, 2020 11:24 am PDT by Juli Clover
Apple is temporarily sold out of the Blackmagic eGPU Pro, an eGPU option that it offers alongside its Mac machines. Priced at $1,199, the Blackmagic eGPU Pro first came out in October 2018 alongside refreshed Mac mini and MacBook Air models, and it has been sold by Apple since then. Blackmagic told MacRumors that the eGPU Pro is temporarily out of stock and has not been discontinued. The...