Juli Clover

Juli is the Managing 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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AirTag Used by Federal Agents to Bust Illegal Narcotics Manufacturer

Thursday March 23, 2023 3:43 pm PDT by
The United States Drug Enforcement Agency last year used an AirTag to track illegal drug making paraphernalia sent from China to a narcotics manufacturer in the U.S., according to information from a search warrant that was shared by Forbes. Border agents in May 2022 intercepted two packages from China, which included a pill press and pill dyes. They suspected the equipment was headed to a...
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Lucid Air Electric Vehicles Now Feature Wireless CarPlay Integration

Thursday March 23, 2023 2:04 pm PDT by
Every Lucid Air electric vehicle now comes standard with wireless CarPlay from Apple, Lucid Motors announced today. With wireless ‌CarPlay‌ support, Lucid Air owners who are iPhone users will see their ‌iPhone‌ connect to ‌CarPlay‌ automatically when entering the car without the need to plug in. ‌CarPlay‌ provides access to Apple Maps, Apple Music, Messages, and more, with the ‌CarPlay‌ interface...
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Apple Stops Allowing Sprint iPhone Activations, Removes Sprint References From Online Store

Thursday March 23, 2023 12:06 pm PDT by
Apple is no longer allowing customers who purchase an iPhone, cellular iPad, or Apple Watch to activate a device with now-defunct mobile carrier Sprint. Apple has also removed remaining references to Sprint from its online store. When checking out with a new purchase, Sprint is no longer an option for connectivity, a change that Apple appears to have implemented today. Prior to now, Sprint...
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Apple Releases Safari Technology Preview 166 With Bug Fixes and Performance Improvements

Thursday March 23, 2023 11:45 am 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 166 includes bug fixes and performance improvements for Web Inspector, CSS, JavaScript, Popover, Media,...

Nothing Launches $149 Ear (2) Wireless Earbuds to Compete With AirPods Pro 2

Wednesday March 22, 2023 9:48 am PDT by
Nothing today announced the launch of its second-generation wireless earbuds, the Nothing Ear (2), which offer many of the same features as Apple's AirPods Pro 2 at a lower price point. We went hands-on with the Ear (2) earbuds to see whether they're a viable alternative to the ‌AirPods Pro‌ 2 for those who want to save some cash. The Ear (2) earbuds are the successor to the Nothing Ear (1),...
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Nanoleaf's Matter Essentials Lights Now Available for Pre-Order

Wednesday March 22, 2023 7:00 am PDT by
Nanoleaf today began accepting pre-orders for its Matter-enabled Essential lights, which are designed to work with HomeKit, Google Home, Amazon Alexa, and more through the Matter cross-platform smart home connectivity standard. Matter-compatible Essential bulbs that include the A19 and BR30 are available, as is the Essential Lightstrip that works with Matter. Matter is a new smart home...
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Google Opens Up Access to Bard AI Chatbot

Tuesday March 21, 2023 4:23 pm PDT by
Google today began allowing users to sign up to use Bard, its AI-powered chatbot that rivals Microsoft's Bing chatbot. First announced back in February, Bard is an experimental conversational AI service for Google Search. Those interested in Bard can join Google's waitlist to get access, and some users have reported getting invitation emails just hours after signing up. There are a long list ...
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Microsoft's AI-Powered Bing Experience Gains Image Creation Functionality

Tuesday March 21, 2023 2:34 pm PDT by
Microsoft today announced that its AI-enhanced Bing browser now includes Bing Image Creator, image-generating technology powered by OpenAI's DALL-E deep learning model. DALL-E is designed to generate digital content through natural language descriptions, and it has been a popular image generation tool for some time now. Microsoft says that the Bing Image Creator will bring AI-powered visual...
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Apple Working on Beats Studio Buds+ Earphones

Tuesday March 21, 2023 12:05 pm PDT by
Apple is developing a new version of the Beats Studio Buds called the Beats Studio Buds+, signs of which were discovered in the iOS 16.4 release candidate today by 9to5Mac. Image via 9to5Mac The Beats Studio Buds+ look similar to the Beats Studio Buds that were initially introduced in 2021. 9to5Mac has suggested that the earbuds will be upgraded to an H1 or W1 chip, but MacRumors has learned...
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iOS 16.4 Seemingly References New AirPods and AirPods Case

Tuesday March 21, 2023 11:43 am PDT by
The iOS 16.4 release candidate version that was provided to developers today appears to hint at a new set of AirPods that could be coming in the near future. According to @aaronp613, the beta features references to AirPods that have a model number of A3048 and an AirPods case with a model number of A2968. There have been no rumors that new AirPods are on the horizon, and it is early for...
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iOS 16.4 Expands Duplicate Image Detection to iCloud Shared Photo Library

Tuesday March 21, 2023 11:21 am PDT by
In addition to new emojis, web push notifications, and a range of other features, the iOS 16.4 update expands support for detecting duplicate images to iCloud Shared Photo Library. With iOS 16, Apple added a duplicate detection function for the Photos app. If you have duplicate images, the ‌Photos‌ app displays a "Duplicates" folder in the Utilities album section. From there, you can merge all ...
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iOS 16.4 Adds Voice Isolation for Cellular Phone Calls

Tuesday March 21, 2023 11:01 am PDT by
The iOS 16.4 update that is set to be released to the public in the near future includes voice isolation for cellular calls, according to notes that Apple shared today. Apple says that Voice Isolation will prioritize your voice and block out the ambient noise around you, making for clearer phone calls where you can better hear the person you're chatting with and vice versa. Voice...
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Apple Seeds Release Candidate Version of macOS Ventura 13.3 to Developers [Update: Public RC Available]

Tuesday March 21, 2023 10:36 am PDT by
Apple today seeded the release candidate version of macOS Ventura 13.3 to developers for testing purposes, with the new software update coming a week after the release of the fourth macOS 13.3 beta. Registered developers can download the beta through the Apple Developer Center and after the appropriate profile is installed, with the betas available through the Software Update mechanism in...
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Apple Seeds Release Candidate Versions of iOS 16.4 and iPadOS 16.4 to Developers [Update: Public RC Available]

Tuesday March 21, 2023 10:25 am PDT by
Apple today seeded the release candidate versions of upcoming iOS 16.4 and iPadOS 16.4 updates to developers for testing purposes, with the software coming a week after the launch of the fourth betas. The RCs mark the final version of the software that will be provided to the public in the near future. Registered developers are able to download the iOS 16.4 and iPadOS 16.4 updates...
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Apple Seeds Studio Display 16.4 Firmware Release Candidate

Tuesday March 21, 2023 10:22 am PDT by
Alongside the macOS 13.3 release candidate that came out today, Apple has provided a beta of new 16.4 firmware release candidate that's designed for the Studio Display. All Studio Display models are able to receive over-the-air firmware updates, but this firmware update is limited to Macs that are running the macOS Ventura 13.3 beta at the current time. Studio Display owners running macOS...
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Apple Seeds Release Candidate Version of watchOS 9.4 to Developers

Tuesday March 21, 2023 10:20 am PDT by
Apple today seeded the release candidate version of an upcoming watchOS 9.4 update to developers for testing purposes, with the software update coming one week after launch of the fourth beta. To install the watchOS 9.4 update, developers will need to download the configuration profile from the Apple Developer Center. Once installed, ‌watchOS 9.4 can be downloaded through the dedicated...
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Apple Seeds Release Candidate Version of tvOS 16.4 to Developers

Tuesday March 21, 2023 10:14 am PDT by
Apple today seeded the release candidate version of an upcoming tvOS 16.4 update to developers for testing purposes, with the update coming a week after the launch of the fourth tvOS 16.4 beta. Registered developers are able to download the tvOS 16.4 update by downloading a profile on the Apple TV using Xcode. tvOS updates are typically minor in scale, focusing on internal bug fixes and...
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Nomad Launches 'Stand One' MagSafe Charger

Tuesday March 21, 2023 9:00 am PDT by
Apple accessory company Nomad today announced the launch of the Stand One, a new charging product that is designed for MagSafe iPhones. The charger is equipped with an official Made for iPhone ‌MagSafe‌ charging puck, which is able to charge a MagSafe-compatible device at up to 15W. Nomad sent me a Stand One to take a look at ahead of launch, so I can share a more detailed overview with MacRumo...

8BitDo Gaming Controllers Now Compatible With iPhone, iPad, Apple TV and Mac

Monday March 20, 2023 3:34 pm PDT by
A selection of controllers from gaming company 8BitDo are now compatible with Apple's product lineup, thanks to a firmware update that was released today. The 8BitDo SN30 Pro for Android, SN30 Pro, Pro+, Pro 2, Ultimate 2.4g and Lite SE can be used with iPhones, iPads, Macs, and Apple TV devices that are running the latest Apple software. All 8BitDo controllers that are compatible with...
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Apple Pay Launches in South Korea

Monday March 20, 2023 1:52 pm PDT by
After a years-long wait, Apple Pay today launched in South Korea, allowing those living in the country to use Apple's payment system to make contactless payments using the iPhone or Apple Watch. Apple has been working to bring ‌Apple Pay‌ to South Korea since 2017, but Apple was unable to be registered as an electronic financial business operator because regulators were investigating whether...