Sami Fathi

Sami is an Editor and news reporter at MacRumors that helps facilitate daily news coverage. Sami is also MacRumors' social media manager.

Sami has been reporting on Apple for the last three years and has a deep love for writing, being the first to break stories, and finding the next big exclusive scoop. Oh, and he can also double down on a variety of Mexican food.

Sami's work is regularly highlighted by news aggregator Techmeme and various other publications. Sami can be reached for confidential tips and connecting with sources on Signal at +1 408 600 1192 or Twitter @SamiFathi_ and Instagram @SamiFathiOfficial.

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'M2 Max' Geekbench Scores Leak Online, Revealing Rumored Specs and Performance

Wednesday November 30, 2022 2:39 am PST by
Geekbench scores allegedly for the upcoming "M2 Max" chip have surfaced online, offering a closer look at the performance levels and specific details of the forthcoming Apple silicon processor. The Geekbench results, first spotted on Twitter, are for a Mac configuration of with the ‌M2‌ Max chip, a 12-core CPU, and 96GB of memory. The Mac listed has an identifier "Mac14,6," which could be...
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Apple CEO Tim Cook Visits Victims of Last Week's Apple Store Crash

Monday November 28, 2022 3:00 am PST by
Apple CEO Tim Cook has visited the victims of last week's crash at the Apple Store in the Greater Boston area, where an SUV crashed through the front of the store, injuring multiple people and killing one. Image Credit: WCVB According to local news channel Boston 25 News, Cook and Apple's chief of retail and people Deirdre O'Brien visited the victims of the crash at the South Shore Hospital....
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Apple Engineer Addresses Lack of Lossless Support on New AirPods Pro

Friday November 25, 2022 2:58 am PST by
An Apple engineer has addressed the lack of lossless audio support in the second-generation AirPods Pro in a new interview. Current Bluetooth technology in the AirPods lineup means that Apple's audio products do not support Apple Music Lossless audio. Apple has previously hinted that it may develop its own codec and connectivity standard that builds on AirPlay and supports higher quality...
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Apple Device Analytics Contain Identifying iCloud User Data, Claim Security Researchers

Monday November 21, 2022 1:22 am PST by
A new analysis has claimed that Apple's device analytics contain information that can directly link information about how a device is used, its performance, features, and more, directly to a specific user, despite Apple's claims otherwise. On Twitter, security researchers Tommy Mysk and Talal Haj Bakry have found that Apple's device analytics data includes an ID called "dsId," which stands...
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Apple Music App Spotted in Tesla Model S Museum Exhibit

Monday November 21, 2022 12:24 am PST by
Apple Music could be coming to Tesla vehicles through a future software update, giving Tesla customers the ability to use ‌Apple Music‌ using the vehicles' built-in system. At a recent exhibit for Tesla at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles, someone on Twitter spotted a Model S vehicle running an unreleased software version that had ‌Apple Music‌ installed. According to the images...
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Apple Executive Phil Schiller Deactivates Twitter Account

Sunday November 20, 2022 8:55 am PST by
Apple's Phil Schiller, responsible for Apple events and the App Store, has deactivated his Twitter account following recent developments on the platform. Schiller often used his account to promote new Apple products, services, software, and initiatives and interact with customers. As noted on Twitter by Bloomberg's Mark Gurman, however, Schiller's account no longer exists. The account had...
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Microsoft Brings Back SwiftKey for iOS, Teases New Features Coming Soon

Saturday November 19, 2022 12:11 am PST by
Microsoft's popular third-party keyboard for iOS, SwiftKey, is back on the App Store just weeks after the company announced it would be shutting down the app and delisting it from the platform. In September, Microsoft said SwiftKey for iOS was being shut down and removed from the ‌App Store‌ for no clear reason. SwiftKey has been a popular alternative for iPhone users to Apple's default iOS...
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Latest iOS 16.2 Beta Addresses Stuttering and Laggy Animations on ProMotion iPhones

Thursday November 17, 2022 6:41 am PST by
The latest beta of iOS 16.2, released to developers and public beta testers earlier this week, has addressed long-standing issues faced by iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro customers that cause system animations to lag and stutter when closing and switching between apps, unlocking the phone, and across other instances on iOS 16. Seemingly originating from the initial release of ‌iOS 16‌, some...
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Apple to Hold Black Friday Shopping Event Starting on November 25

Thursday November 17, 2022 4:30 am PST by
Apple today announced it will hold a special "Apple Shopping Event" between Black Friday on November 25 and Cyber Monday on November 28 where customers will be eligible to get a gift card when they purchase select products. The eligible products are as follows: iPhone 13, iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 12, iPhone SE: Up to a $50 gift card Second-generation AirPods Pro, second-generation...
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HomePod Mini Turns Two as Apple Looks to Expand Lineup Next Year

Thursday November 17, 2022 3:19 am PST by
The HomePod mini was released to customers two years ago this week, marking the first addition to the HomePod family since the original speaker launched in 2018. Two years after its release, the HomePod lineup has remained relatively stagnant, but that's set to change in 2023. When Apple announced the ‌HomePod mini‌ in October 2020, the original full-sized HomePod remained in the lineup. In...
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Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Members Can Get a 3-Month Free Trial of Apple TV+ and Apple Music

Thursday November 17, 2022 1:58 am PST by
Microsoft is offering members of its Xbox Game Pass Ultimate program a three-month free trial of Apple TV+ and Apple Music before the holiday season. Xbox Game Pass Ultimate typically costs $14.99 and comes with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Perks, which offers subscribers discounts, and special offers for a wide range of services, apps, and games. In its latest bonus, Microsoft, in partnership...
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iPhone 14 Pro's A16 Bionic Outperforms Latest Snapdragon 8 Chip Coming to Android Phones Later This Year

Thursday November 17, 2022 12:57 am PST by
Earlier this week, Qualcomm announced its latest Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 mobile chip and platform, promising to "revolutionize flagship smartphones" with "groundbreaking" experiences. The new chip is expected to launch in flagship Android smartphones later this year, but benchmarks suggest it cannot compete with Apple's A16 Bionic chip, which powers iPhone 14 Pro models. While the latest chip...
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India May Force Apple to Adopt USB-C on iPhone After EU Passes Similar Law

Wednesday November 16, 2022 11:37 pm PST by
India is making progress on a government proposal that would enforce a standard charger, USB-C, across all smartphones, tablets, and laptops, following in the footsteps of the EU, which just recently passed a similar law. In a government press release, India's Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution secretary, Rohit Kumar Singh, said different government and private...
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Tim Cook Talks iPhone 14 Emergency SOS via Satellite, Future of Twitter, and More in New Interview

Tuesday November 15, 2022 11:24 pm PST by
In a new interview with CBS Mornings, Apple CEO Tim Cook touched on a wide range of topics, including the iPhone 14's new Emergency SOS via Satellite feature, the future of Twitter, and what it means for the app on the App Store, and what's next for Cook after he steps down as CEO of the company. In a teaser for the interview earlier this week, Cook said Apple will be deliberate in its...
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What's Next for the iMac? What We Know on a New Design, M3 Chip, and More

Tuesday November 15, 2022 8:13 am PST by
Apple released the all-new 24-inch iMac with the M1 chip in April 2021, making it over a year and a half old at this point. As a result, customers may wonder what's next for the ‌iMac‌ and Apple's all-in-one desktop computer. We've heard several rumors and reports on what Apple has in store, offering us a good idea of what's next, and we've outlined some of the details we know about the...
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Craig Federighi Admits Apple's Beta Programs Don’t Provide the Interaction and Influence Many Users Desire

Tuesday November 15, 2022 7:46 am PST by
Apple's senior vice president of software engineering, Craig Federighi, has admitted that the company's beta testing program, which offers developers and public beta testers access to beta versions of iOS, iPadOS, watchOS, tvOS, and macOS, isn't effective in giving users the amount of influence and interaction they desire. In an email exchange with MacRumors reader Kieran, Federighi...
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Here's a Closer Look at the iPhone 14's Emergency SOS via Satellite Feature Available Today

Tuesday November 15, 2022 5:44 am PST by
Apple today announced that the iPhone 14's Emergency SOS via Satellite feature will begin rolling out to customers in the United States and Canada starting today, with other countries coming later next month. Alongside the announcement, Apple also gave select YouTubers and media outlets early access to the feature, offering a closer look at how it works. The service will be free for the...
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iPhone 14 Emergency SOS via Satellite Rolling Out Today to Customers in the U.S. and Canada

Tuesday November 15, 2022 5:04 am PST by
Apple has announced that the iPhone 14's Emergency SOS via Satellite service will officially start rolling out today, the company said in a press release. Apple announced the feature during the ‌iPhone 14‌'s event in September, saying it would officially launch to customers in November. To use the feature, users must be running iOS 16.1 or later. At launch, Emergency SOS via Satellite will be ...
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tvOS 16.1 Bug Wrongly Identifies New 128GB Apple TVs as 64GB Models

Tuesday November 15, 2022 1:56 am PST by
A bug on tvOS 16.1 is causing models of the latest Apple TV with 128GB of storage to virtually run out of storage once a user has used 64GB of storage. The bug, first highlighted in FlatpanelsHD's review of the new ‌Apple TV‌ and more recently by Macworld, causes new models of the ‌Apple TV‌ with 128GB of storage to think they only have 64GB of storage when in reality they have double the...
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Report Reveals Apple Employees Internally Unhappy With Plans to Show More Ads to iPhone Users

Tuesday November 15, 2022 1:05 am PST by
A new report has revealed internal disagreement within Apple, causing some employees who work on the company's ads business to raise concerns that showing more ads to iPhone users ruins the premium experience that's been long offered to its customers, The Information reports. The lengthy report by The Information takes a deep dive into how Apple's ads team operates and internal concerns that ...