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

Saturday February 8, 2020 5:00 am PST by
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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...

Top Stories: 2020-21 iPhone Rumors, 13" MacBook Pro Shutdown Issue, Jony Ive Leaves Apple

Saturday December 7, 2019 5:00 am PST by
After a relatively slow Thanksgiving and Black Friday holiday week, rumors came in fast and furious this week. Noted analyst Ming-Chi Kuo was on a roll with several reports outlining expectations for new iPhones in 2020 and 2021 as well as Apple's plans to shift to Mini-LED displays, starting next year with the 12.9-inch iPad Pro and 16-inch MacBook Pro. Other news included some issues with...

Top Stories: iPhone 11 Smart Battery Cases, December 2 App Event, 13-Inch MacBook Pro Rumors

Saturday November 23, 2019 5:00 am PST by
It was another interesting week for Apple news, with Apple finally launching Smart Battery Cases for its latest iPhone 11 lineup after several leaks from within the company's own software, and this time they come with an unexpected twist: a dedicated camera button. Other news this week included word of an app-related Apple media event early next month, rumors about an update to the 13-inch...

Top Stories: 16-Inch MacBook Pro Debuts, Mac Pro in December, AR Headset Rumors, and More

Saturday November 16, 2019 5:00 am PST by
The biggest Apple news of this week was obviously the launch of the new 16-inch MacBook Pro, which debuted on Wednesday with a new "Magic Keyboard" and some other nice upgrades. Other popular topics this week included confirmation from Apple that the new Mac Pro will ship in December, rumors about Apple's AR headset/glasses project, a launch of the Research app that Apple previewed back in...

Top Stories: Apple Fixes iOS Multitasking Bug, Office Mobile, Photoshop for iPad, 'iPhone SE 2,' and More

Saturday November 9, 2019 5:00 am PST by
The calendar has flipped over to November, which means Black Friday sales are looming and the Apple news pipeline is starting to slow down a bit, although we're still awaiting the launch of the new Mac Pro and Pro Display XDR before the end of the year. This week's biggest stories included a fix for multitasking issues on iOS, new high-profile app introductions from Microsoft and Adobe, and...

Top Stories: AirPods Pro, Apple TV+, AirTags, Mac Pro, and More

Saturday November 2, 2019 6:00 am PDT by
Even without an Apple media event to round out October, we did get several product launches this week, including the AirPods Pro and the long-awaited Apple TV+ subscription service. We're still waiting for the Mac Pro that's been promised in 2019 and updated iPad Pro and MacBook Pro models that may or may not come before the end of the year, so there's still lots to look forward to. Read on...

Apple Reports 4Q 2019 Results: $13.7B Profit on $64B Revenue

Wednesday October 30, 2019 1:40 pm PDT by
Apple today announced financial results for the third calendar quarter and fourth fiscal quarter of 2019. For the quarter, Apple posted revenue of $64.0 billion and net quarterly profit of $13.7 billion, or $3.03 per diluted share, compared to revenue of $62.9 billion and net quarterly profit of $14.1 billion, or $2.91 per diluted share, in the year-ago quarter. Earnings per share set a new...

AirPods Pro Earpiece Tip Replacements Will Cost $4

Tuesday October 29, 2019 11:16 pm PDT by
Daring Fireball's John Gruber posted his first impressions of the new AirPods Pro this evening. Gruber was able to use the new ‌AirPods Pro‌ for several hours on a return trip from Apple's media briefing back home. Overall, he liked the new AirPods and found the noise cancellation to work well, and the battery life to match Apple's claims.Apple invited a few dozen media folks to New York today for...

Top Stories: AirPods Pro, 16-Inch MacBook Pro, and Mac Pro Rumors, iPod Turns 18

Saturday October 26, 2019 6:00 am PDT by
October is rapidly drawing to a close, and while time has run out for Apple to announce a media event for this month, there are still a number of known and rumored product launches in the works. This week saw fresh rumors about the so-called "AirPods Pro," the 16-inch MacBook Pro, and the Mac Pro. Looking further ahead, we're continuing to hear about the "iPhone SE 2" for early next year,...

New Images of Rumored AirPods Pro Charging Case [Updated]

Friday October 25, 2019 9:30 pm PDT by
New images of the rumored AirPods Pro appeared on SlashLeaks this evening. The new images don't reveal anything new, but do show what appears to be an assembled AirPods Pro charging case in higher quality images than have previously leaked. Previously leaked images were of lower quality showing the plastic enclosures of the upcoming AirPods. The original leaks were initially dismissed...

YouTube App Adds HDR Support for iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max

Sunday October 20, 2019 11:38 pm PDT by
Over the weekend, MacRumors forum users noted that the most recent YouTube App update added HDR support for the iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max. YouTube has supported HDR on its iOS app since the iPhone X but has required updates to support new hardware. To check to see if you are watching YouTube videos at their highest quality, you can simply press the three dots on the top right of...