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Top Stories: Hands-On With 2020 iPad Pro and MacBook Air, iOS and iPadOS 13.4 Released, iPhone 12 Delay?

Saturday March 28, 2020 6:00 am PDT by MacRumors Staff
After last week's flurry of product launches, Apple's new iPad Pro and MacBook Air have started to make their way into consumers' hands, and we've gone hands-on with both of them this week. Apple this week also released iOS and iPadOS 13.4 (as well as macOS, watchOS, and tvOS updates) with a number of new features and improvements. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. ...

Top Stories: New iPad Pro, MacBook Air, Powerbeats, and More

Saturday March 21, 2020 6:00 am PDT by MacRumors Staff
With no March media event in the works, Apple this week rolled out a number of product updates including updated iPad Pro models with dual cameras, a LiDAR scanner, and a Magic Keyboard accessory with trackpad. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. On the Mac side, we got an updated MacBook Air and storage-bumped Mac mini models, as well as new Powerbeats earphones, so...

2020 MacBook Air Unboxing Videos

Friday March 20, 2020 7:48 am PDT by MacRumors Staff
YouTubers have got their hands on the new MacBook Air and first impressions of the notebook are largely positive. Key new features include faster processors and graphics, a scissor switch Magic Keyboard, and a lower starting price of $999. The new MacBook Air features Intel's latest 10th-generation Core processors, including up to a 1.2GHz quad-core Core i7 with Turbo Boost speeds...

Top Stories: WWDC Goes Digital-Only, Huge iOS 14 Leaks, Apple Store Closures, and Mac Notebook Rumors

Saturday March 14, 2020 6:00 am PDT by MacRumors Staff
It was a massive week for news and rumors, led by Apple officially announcing that this year's WWDC will be a digital-only event due to the impact of the COVID-19 coronavirus epidemic. Apple is also closing all of its retail stores outside of China for the next two weeks. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. On the rumor front, there were a ton of iOS 14 leaks this...

Apple on COVID-19 Coronavirus: Donations, Store Closings, WWDC and More

Friday March 13, 2020 11:46 pm PDT by MacRumors Staff
Apple has released a statement addressing their response to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic that has been affecting the entire world. The statement details many of the steps Apple has taken in response. Apple has committed $15 million in donations to the global response Apple is matching employee donations two-to-one to support COVID-19 response efforts All Apple retail stores outside...

ARM Processors with Mac Pro Level Performance Possible Today

Sunday March 8, 2020 10:28 pm PDT by MacRumors Staff
Former Apple executive and Be, Inc founder Jean-Louis Gassée explores the possibility of Apple's move to ARM-based Macs in the near future. The speculation comes amidst of increasing rumors that Apple will be launching ARM-based Macs as early as 2021. Gassée explains he was previously skeptical about the ability for ARM-based processors to achieve performance parity with current Intel...

Top Stories: 14-Inch MacBook Pro, iMac and Mac Mini Refreshes, and New AirPods on Horizon?

Saturday March 7, 2020 5:00 am PST by MacRumors Staff
Rumors about upcoming Apple products are increasing as we head into March, even as the COVID-19 coronavirus continues to cause uncertainty about the timing. An entry-level "iPhone SE 2" or "iPhone 9" is widely expected in the near future, and it looks like iPad Pro, iMac, and Mac mini updates may also be coming. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. Looking out a bit...

Top Stories: iPad Keyboard With Trackpad in 2020, Arm-Based Mac in 2021?, MacRumors Turns 20

Saturday February 29, 2020 5:00 am PST by MacRumors Staff
Apple appears to have a bunch of new products ready to launch in the near future, led by the long-rumored iPad Pro, which is now looking like it may come alongside a new Smart Keyboard that even includes a trackpad. Powerbeats4 earphones also appear to be imminent, while Target has a ton of new placeholder listings in its inventory system that may point toward updates for a lot of other Apple...

Top Stories: Apple Event in March With iPhone 9, iPad Pro With 3D Sensing, and More?

Saturday February 22, 2020 5:00 am PST by MacRumors Staff
With a number of products apparently just about ready to launch, we're starting to hear our first specific rumors about the possibility of an Apple media event near the end of next month, although continued impacts from the COVID-19 coronavirus epidemic are leading to some uncertainty about Apple's plans. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. Other news and rumors this...

Top Stories: 5G iPhone and iPad Rumors, AirPods Pro Lite?, HomePod Turns Two

Saturday February 15, 2020 5:00 am PST by MacRumors Staff
It was a fairly interesting week for rumors this week, with reports claiming new 5G iPad models will be coming around the same time as 5G iPhones, likely in the September–October timeframe, while a mysterious "AirPod Pro Lite" has been mentioned as being in the works. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. The HomePod turned two years old this week, and Apple is still...

Top Stories: iOS 13.4 Beta, iPhone 'CarKey' Leak, New Apple TV?

Saturday February 8, 2020 5:00 am PST by MacRumors Staff
The first week of February brought quite a bit of Apple news and rumors, led by a fresh set of operating updates entering the beta testing process. The star of the show was the iOS 13.4 beta, which included a number of new features and tweaks, as well as some hidden signs of Apple's upcoming plans. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. Apple was granted an interesting...

Top Stories: Apple Expected to Release 'AirTags' and More in First Half of 2020, Powerbeats4 Leak, iPad Turns 10

Saturday February 1, 2020 5:00 am PST by MacRumors Staff
The final week of January began with the 10th anniversary of Steve Jobs unveiling the original iPad, followed by well-known analyst Ming-Chi Kuo forecasting several new Apple products that he expects to launch in the first half of 2020. Other top stories included leaked images of Powerbeats4 earphones, SIM-free iPhones becoming eligible for interest-free financing with Apple Card Monthly...

Top Stories: iPad May Get Backlit Smart Keyboard, Apple vs. FBI, Navy Blue iPhone 12?

Saturday January 25, 2020 5:00 am PST by MacRumors Staff
This week saw an interesting variety of Apple news and rumors, ranging from rumors about upcoming iPhone and iPad releases to Apple TV+ announcements to news that Adobe Flash support will finally be removed from Safari. One of the quirkier stories of the week was also one of the most popular, as we learned a bit more about Apple CEO Tim Cook's multi-year investment in Nebia, the eco-friendly...

Top Stories: AirPods Pro Firmware Changes, Mystery MacBook Filing, 5G iPad Pro?

Saturday January 18, 2020 5:00 am PST by MacRumors Staff
It was a busy week of rumors as we hit the middle of January, with reports about updates to Face ID in the iPhone 12 lineup later this year, signs of a new Mac notebook coming soon, and word that Apple is working on an iPad Pro with 5G support. Other big news this week included an analysis of changes to audio performance made in an AirPods Pro firmware update late last month. New AirPods...

AirPods Pro 2C54 Firmware: Worse Noise Canceling, Improved Frequency Response and Bass Accuracy

Monday January 13, 2020 5:11 pm PST by MacRumors Staff
On December 16th, Apple released a new firmware update for the AirPods Pro bumping the firmware from 2B588 to 2C54. After the updates, there were several anecdotal reports that the AirPods Pro noise cancelation may have been affected adversely by the update. Adding to the confusion is that Apple has since pulled the 2C54 update, so not everyone with AirPods Pro may have the latest update....

'The Morning Show' Actor Billy Crudup Wins 2020 Critics' Choice Award

Monday January 13, 2020 4:23 am PST by MacRumors Staff
Billy Crudup has won a 2020 Critics' Choice Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for his performance as Cory Ellison in the Apple TV+ series "The Morning Show." The full list of winners is available here. This represents the first major award won by Apple TV+. "The Morning Show" was also nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Drama Series last month, while stars Jennifer...

Top Stories: CES 2020 News, iPhone Battery Case Replacement Program, iPhone 9 Renders

Saturday January 11, 2020 5:00 am PST by MacRumors Staff
Early January always sees a flurry of news coming out of CES, but that wasn't all that was on the docket this week. Additional topics of interest in this week included new emoji personalization options for AirPods charging cases, "iPhone 9" rumors, and an upcoming change to Apple's serial number format. CES 2020: New HomeKit Accessories, Wireless Chargers, and Other Cool Tech From the Show...

Top Stories: Apple in 2020: New iPhone SE, Triple-Lens iPad Pro, and Maybe Even a Gaming Mac?

Saturday January 4, 2020 5:00 am PST by MacRumors Staff
With 2019 coming to a close and the new year beginning, it's a great opportunity to step back for a minute to look back at the biggest news from last year (or even the last decade) and get a big picture of what we might see in 2020. But taking in the big picture doesn't mean that the rumors stop, and recent days have seen a flurry of rumors about Apple's potential plans for new low-cost...

Top Stories: Mac Pro and Pro Display Hands-On, New Betas, Smart Home Alliance, and More

Saturday December 21, 2019 5:00 am PST by MacRumors Staff
Following last week's launch of Mac Pro orders, the first deliveries have started, allowing us to go hands-on with the new powerhouse workstation and 6K display. And of course, there's lots more to come as we explore Apple's newest Mac. Aside from the Mac Pro, the pace of news has slowed as we've started getting into the holiday season, but this week did see the start of a new cycle of beta...

Top Stories: New Mac Pro Orders Begin, Apple Card iPhone Installments, iOS 13.3 Released

Saturday December 14, 2019 5:00 am PST by MacRumors Staff
This week's big news was obviously the launch of the new Mac Pro, and we had tons of coverage about Apple's new professional desktop machine and accompanying display. The first orders will begin arriving next week, and we'll have much more coverage to come. In other news, Apple launched its interest-free iPhone installment plan for Apple Card users in the United States, we saw the release of...