Sami Fathi

Sami is an Editor and news reporter at MacRumors that helps facilitate daily news coverage and operations. Sami is also MacRumors' social media manager and a co-host of The MacRumors Show.

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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Analysis Suggests Instagram Tracks User Web Activity Through In-App Browser

Wednesday August 10, 2022 11:58 am PDT by
A new analysis of the Instagram app has suggested that every time a user clicks a link within the app, Instagram is capable of monitoring all of their interactions, text selections, and even text input, such as passwords and private credit card details within websites inside the app. The analysis conducted by Felix Krause found that both Instagram and Facebook on iOS use their own in-app...
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iPhone 14 Is Just a Few Weeks Away: Three Tips to Prepare for the New iPhone

Wednesday August 10, 2022 4:08 am PDT by
The launch of the new iPhone 14 is just a few weeks away, meaning millions of iPhone customers will soon upgrade their existing ‌iPhone‌ or perhaps get an ‌iPhone‌ for the first time. Exclusive MacRumors iPhone 14 Pro renders by graphic designer Ian Zelbo Whether upgrading from an older model or this is your first ‌iPhone‌, we've rounded up a few tips to help you prepare for the next flagship...
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Four iOS Safari Extensions to Make the Web Less Annoying

Wednesday August 10, 2022 3:01 am PDT by
Constant pop-ups, annoying forms, and frustrating website behaviors can make browsing and using the web an unpleasant experience. Thankfully on iOS, iPadOS, and macOS, several Safari extensions help turn the experience around. We've listed some Safari extensions that you may not have known about that can help remove annoyances and make a pleasant Safari experience. No More Cookies...
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Intel, AMD, and Nvidia Reportedly Bracing for Declines as MacBook Popularity Grows

Tuesday August 9, 2022 4:43 am PDT by
Intel, AMD, and Nvidia are all reportedly bracing for a possible decline in shipments as well as a possible drop in revenue for the remainder of 2022 while the Mac is expected to continue to grow in popularity. Citing industry sources, DigiTimes reports that Intel, AMD, and Nvidia have revised and lowered their own expectations for how many chips and products they'll ship in 2022 and their...
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Apple Wants Passkeys to Replace Passwords: Here's Where You Can Try Them Out Now With iOS 16

Tuesday August 9, 2022 3:54 am PDT by
Apple is on a mission to get rid of traditional passwords for good, and a step towards that future is something called "Passkeys." Passkeys aim to entirely replace passwords in both apps and on the web and instead use either your finger or face as the password. Passkeys are part of iOS 16 and macOS Ventura but also work on non-Apple devices and platforms such as Android and Windows. Apple's...
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Apple Limiting iOS 16 Beta 5 Battery Percentage Display to Select iPhones: Here Are the Supported Devices

Tuesday August 9, 2022 2:51 am PDT by
Apple this week brought back one of the most highly requested features from iOS users since the launch of the iPhone X in 2017: the ability to see your battery percentage directly in the status bar. Ever since the launch of the iPhone X with the notch, Apple has not allowed users to show their battery percentage directly in the status bar, forcing them to swipe down into Control Center to...
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Parallels Desktop for Mac Updated With Support for ProMotion Displays and M1 Ultra Chip

Tuesday August 9, 2022 12:06 am PDT by
Parallels for Mac has announced Parallels Desktop 18, a new update that brings full support for the ProMotion displays in the 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros, improved performance on the M1 Ultra chip, easier Windows 11 setup, and more. Parallels Desktop 18 is designed to take full advantage of the latest Mac hardware, including the highest-end ‌M1 Ultra‌ Apple silicon chip. With the M1...
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Apple Reportedly Increases iPhone 14 Shipment Expectation to 95 Million Units

Sunday August 7, 2022 11:50 pm PDT by
Apple has informed suppliers that it's now expecting the iPhone 14 lineup to sell better than it originally thought, increasing the number of devices it will produce and ship to 95 million rather than 90 million, according to the Taiwan Economic Times. According to the report, Apple told suppliers to increase the number of iPhones it will produce and ship to 95 million units, an increase of...
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Apple Expecting to Ship 1.5 Million Units of $2,000+ AR/VR Headset in 2023

Sunday August 7, 2022 10:26 pm PDT by
Apple plans to ship approximately 1.5 million units of its upcoming AR/VR headset in 2023, according to reliable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. In a research note, Kuo reiterated that Apple plans to announce its long-rumored mixed-reality headset during an event in January 2023. The company's first AR/VR headset is expected to cost upwards of $2,000, making it a niche product. As a result, Kuo...
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Rumor Claims Next iPad Pro to Feature New Four-Pin Connectors

Sunday August 7, 2022 11:57 am PDT by
A new rumor claims that the next-generation 12.9-inch and 11-inch iPad Pro will feature two new four-pin connectors of some sort, distinguished from the current three-pin Smart Connector in the iPad Pro. The rumor from Mac Otakara, citing "reliable sources," says that the next iPad Pro, expected to debut possibly as soon as this fall, will feature a new connector on the top and bottom edges...
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Gurman: Apple Considering Updated HomePod Mini Alongside New High-End HomePod

Sunday August 7, 2022 6:36 am PDT by
Apple is reportedly considering an update to the HomePod mini as it plans a larger push into the Home devices market, which includes releasing an updated version of the full-sized HomePod in the early months of 2023, according to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman. In his latest Power On newsletter, Gurman reports that Apple is considering updating the ‌HomePod mini‌, which was announced in October 2020. ...
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Gurman: Apple Preparing Pre-Recorded iPhone 14 and Apple Watch Series 8 Event

Sunday August 7, 2022 6:13 am PDT by
Apple has "started to record" its virtual September event, where it's expected to announce the upcoming iPhone 14 lineup, the Apple Watch Series 8, and a new "rugged" Apple Watch model, according to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman. Writing in his latest Power On newsletter, Gurman says the event, which is expected to take place in the early part of September, is already under production, implying...
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Apple Card Customers Can Get Three Months of Apple TV+ for Free

Friday August 5, 2022 7:34 am PDT by
Apple has announced a new offer that gives Apple Card customers three months of Apple TV+ for free, in part to celebrate the premiere of the new animated film "Luck" on the streaming platform. The offer, which runs until October 31, will give ‌new and existing ‌Apple TV+‌ subscribers who are ‌Apple Card‌‌ customers a free three-month subscription to the service. Alongside access to the new...
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YouTube Testing Ability for Users to Zoom Into Videos

Friday August 5, 2022 5:58 am PDT by
YouTube is testing the ability for users to zoom into videos on iOS as part of its suite of features offered to premium subscribers. The "Pinch to zoom" feature is available as an experimenatal feature to YouTube Premium subscribers, and as it sounds, lets viewers zoom up to 8x into a video as they're watching it. The feature will be available until September 1 and may become a permanent...
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Apple Removes Scam App That Led to Hijacked Facebook Ad Accounts

Friday August 5, 2022 4:54 am PDT by
Apple has removed an app that it was unknowingly hosting on the App Store that scammed Facebook advertisers and led hackers to use advertisers' ad budgets to run possibly malicious ads on Facebook's platforms, Business Insider reports. The app previously ranked highly on the ‌App Store‌ when searching for "Facebook ads manager," the app used by advertisers to control their presence and ads...
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New iOS App Blocks Those Annoying 'Open in App' Pop-Ups in Safari

Friday August 5, 2022 2:47 am PDT by
You've probably experienced visiting a website like Reddit or LinkedIn on your iPhone only to be greeted with an annoying, almost full-screen pop-up urging you to view the content in their app instead of on the website. It's a common practice for websites that have accompanying iOS apps to push users to open (if they already have the app installed) or download their app from the App Store to ...
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Major iPhone Supplier Planning Further Push Into India as Apple Looks to Diversify Supply Chain

Thursday August 4, 2022 6:43 am PDT by
Foxconn, Apple's largest supplier, is looking to further expand its presence in India with the opening of a new production facility within an existing factory in the country to produce the iPhone, The Economic Times reports. Foxconn is reportedly set to begin production in the new building in just a few months after ramping up hiring in the country in recent weeks, according to the report....
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Five iPhone 14 Rumors You May Have Missed

Thursday August 4, 2022 6:05 am PDT by
With August upon us, the countdown is officially on. We're just weeks away from when we're expecting Apple to announce the iPhone 14 lineup. Rumors of the next iPhone start early in the year, and as a result, some details about the upcoming device sometimes get lost in the crowd. Exclusive MacRumors iPhone 14 Pro renders by graphic designer Ian Zelbo To help MacRumors readers, we've created a ...
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Apple Admits Studio Display Experiencing Speaker Issues, Offers Only Temporary Fix

Tuesday August 2, 2022 1:26 am PDT by
Apple has admitted that customers using the Studio Display may experience audio-related issues, including sound unexpectedly and abruptly cutting out, audio playing at a high speed, distorted audio quality, and choppy playback. In a memo to authorized service providers, obtained by MacRumors, Apple acknowledges that customers may find themselves facing speaker issues with the company's $1599 ...
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Apple Expands Apple TV Gift Card Offer to More Countries

Monday August 1, 2022 12:29 am PDT by
Apple has expanded a previously U.S. exclusive Apple TV gift card offer to more countries worldwide, offering customers a gift card alongside the purchase of an ‌Apple TV‌ 4K or ‌Apple TV‌ HD. The original offer was launched for U.S. customers last month, giving buyers a $50 gift card with the purchase of an ‌Apple TV‌. Following the Apple Store going down in several countries, Apple has...