Sami Fathi

Sami's an avid lover of writing, digging up news, and can double down on a variety of Mexican food. Sami has been reporting on Apple for the past two years and takes part in MacRumors' day-to-day coverage. Sami's work has been highlighted by news aggregator Techmeme and various other publications.

Sami carefully looks into all news tips he receives and can be contacted via email, on Twitter, or on iMessage.

Sami Fathi's Articles

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Apple Watch Series 7 Larger Display Allows for Full On-Screen Keyboard

Tuesday September 14, 2021 12:10 pm PDT by
Thanks to the larger display on the Apple Watch Series 7, users can now use a full keyboard right on their wrist. Users will be able to tap or slide across letters to type, in which case watchOS will use "machine learning to predict the word you’re typing." The new ‌Apple Watch Series 7‌, which comes in larger 41mm and 45mm sizes, features larger displays compared to the Series 6 thanks to...
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iOS 15, iPadOS 15, watchOS 8, and tvOS 15 Will Be Released On September 20

Tuesday September 14, 2021 11:22 am PDT by
iOS 15, iPadOS 15, watchOS 8, and tvOS 15 will be released on Monday, September 20, Apple announced today during its "California streaming" event. ‌iOS 15‌ and ‌iPadOS 15‌ include a number of improvements and features, including redesigned notifications, Focus mode, Live Text, and more. ‌iOS 15‌, ‌iPadOS 15‌, ‌watchOS 8‌, and tvOS 15 were previewed in June and have been in beta testing over the...
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Apple Announces iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Mini With Smaller Notch, Repositioned Rear Cameras, and More

Tuesday September 14, 2021 10:41 am PDT by
Apple today announced the iPhone 13 mini and ‌iPhone 13‌, both featuring a smaller notch, repositioned rear-cameras, improved performance, and more while maintaining the same 6.1-inch and 5.4-inch sizes of their respective iPhone 12 predecessors. The new ‌iPhone 13‌ and ‌iPhone 13‌ mini, as rumored, includes a smaller notch allowing for more display area. In specific, Apple said that the notch is ...
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Apple Introduces Redesigned Sixth-Generation iPad Mini With Touch ID, USB-C Port, 5G, and More

Tuesday September 14, 2021 10:17 am PDT by
Apple today announced the sixth-generation iPad mini, featuring a massive redesign with a larger display, an embedded Touch ID sensor in the Power Button, improved performance, a USB-C port, and 5G. The new ‌iPad mini‌ features a completely new design, dismissing the Home Button in favor of a full-screen design with an 8.3-inch display. The display features wide color, an antireflective...
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Apple Online Store Goes Down Ahead of 'California Streaming' Apple Event Later Today

Tuesday September 14, 2021 4:02 am PDT by
Ahead of the "California streaming" Apple event later today, the online Apple Store has gone down in preparation for the launch of the iPhone 13, Apple Watch Series 7, and possibly the third-generation AirPods. Apple typically takes down its online store hours ahead of a product launch to prepare the storefront for the new devices. Like the past several events, today's ‌Apple event‌ will take ...
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Rumor Suggests Low-Cost Ninth-Generation iPad to Debut at Apple Event Later Today

Tuesday September 14, 2021 1:08 am PDT by
A new rumor suggests that Apple may debut its updated baseline ninth-generation iPad later today, as part of several new product announcements for its "California streaming" event. According to the Weibo account @PandaIsBald, who has shared information regarding iPhone 13 pre-order dates in the past, Apple plans to release the new ninth-generation ‌iPad‌ during or possibly after today's event. ...
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AI Gym 'Tempo' Announces Integration With Apple Watch

Monday September 13, 2021 10:30 am PDT by
The AI-powered fitness gym "Tempo" today announced integration with the Apple Watch, allowing Tempo customers to sync their workouts and fitness and health data directly to their Apple Watch. Amongst its demographic of users, Tempo says that more than 70% are iPhone users, with a smaller 35% owning an Apple Watch. Tempo had been teasing Apple Watch integration for some time, and with it...
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Here's How Apple Strategically Places Its Products In Apple TV+ Shows

Monday September 13, 2021 7:47 am PDT by
Apple TV+ is Apple's streaming service, written, produced, and developed by Apple and its partners, so it shouldn't come as a surprise for anyone to learn that Apple products are commonly placed throughout scenes for ‌Apple TV+‌ shows, but they're all done for specific reasons. A new video report by The Wall Street Journal, which required watching over 74 episodes of ‌Apple TV+‌ shows, including ...
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Here's What Not to Expect at Tomorrow's Apple Event

Monday September 13, 2021 6:41 am PDT by
As is frequently the case, Apple’s 2021 product launch schedule seems to be weighted toward the latter part of the year, with a number of new products still expected to debut. While Apple is planning to hold an event this week, it won't include everything Apple's expected to announce before the year ends. On Tuesday, September 14, Apple will be holding its "California streaming" event,...
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Images Allegedly Show New iPhone 13 Case Colors Ahead of Apple Event

Monday September 13, 2021 5:34 am PDT by
Ahead of the iPhone 13's big reveal on Tuesday, expected during Apple's "California streaming" event, new images are claiming to offer us a look at new case color options for the upcoming iPhone lineup. Apple often provides new color options for its silicone and leather case collections seasonally, and with the ‌iPhone 13‌ release, new color options can reasonably be expected. Images shared on ...
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Epic Games Not Satisfied With Ruling in Case Against Apple, Files Appeal

Monday September 13, 2021 2:02 am PDT by
Epic Games has filed an appeal against the ruling in its case against Apple, further prolonging the already year-long legal battle between the two companies. The ruling, announced on Friday, sided with Apple on nine out of the ten counts that ‌Epic Games‌ had presented against the company. Epic, from the start, had alleged that Apple is anti-competitive and that it should open up its devices...
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Kuo: Third-Generation AirPods to be Announced During 'California Streaming' Apple Event

Sunday September 12, 2021 6:40 am PDT by
Apple will announce its third-generation AirPods, featuring a new design similar to the AirPods Pro but lacking in "Pro" features during its "California streaming" Apple event on Tuesday, September 14, Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said today in an investors note obtained by MacRumors. Kuo envisions two possible scenarios for how Apple treats the ‌AirPods‌ lineup following the launch of the new...
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Several Apple Products Currently Experiencing Delayed Shipping Times

Friday September 10, 2021 2:12 am PDT by
Several Apple products, including recently launched devices, are currently experiencing delayed shipping times, a possible sign that the ongoing chip shortage could be more significantly impacting Apple and its products. During the company's third-quarter earnings call, Apple CEO Tim Cook warned that the chip shortage that has plagued the industry for the last few months would impact iPhone...
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Apple Obsoletes 16GB Fifth-Generation iPod touch

Thursday September 9, 2021 11:59 pm PDT by
Apple today added the 16GB fifth-generation iPod touch, released in 2013, to its list of obsolete products. This specific variation of the ‌iPod touch‌ was released as a lower-end option to the fifth-generation ‌iPod touch‌ released a year earlier. Compared to its 32GB and 64GB companions, the 16GB model was only offered in a single silver color and lacked a rear camera or loop. Apple...
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Chinese AI Firm Wants Apple to Stop iPhone Production Over Patent Infringement Claims

Wednesday September 8, 2021 3:31 am PDT by
Ahead of next week's Apple event, which is expected to include the launch of the iPhone 13 lineup, a Chinese AI firm is asking a court to stop the production and sale of the iPhone in China, alleging that Siri infringes upon its patent, South China Morning Post reports. Apple last year was hit with a $1.4 billion lawsuit from the Chinese AI firm Xiao-i Robot, which claims Apple violated its...
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Apple Labels iPhone 12 As 'Legacy' Device, Lists Four Unreleased iPhones in New MagSafe Charger FCC Filing

Monday September 6, 2021 11:45 pm PDT by
Apple has referenced four unreleased iPhones in an updated FCC filing for its MagSafe charger, while at the same time referencing the currently released iPhone 12 lineup as "legacy" iPhones. The new filing doesn't reveal any details about a possible update to the ‌MagSafe‌ charger; instead, the filing only includes updated testing based on new equipment. In the equipment section of the...
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Apple Executive Addresses Recent Employee Concerns in Internal Video

Monday September 6, 2021 12:26 pm PDT by
In a video broadcasted to staffers days before Labor Day, Apple's retail and people chief Deirdre O'Brien addressed the growing number of Apple employees voicing their opinions about workplace issues like pay inequality. For those unaware, over the last few weeks, some Apple employees have taken to Twitter to share their workplace frustrations, sparking the "AppleToo" movement. Created by a...
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Apple Hires Two Former Mercedes Engineers to Join Special Projects Group as Apple Car Rumors Increase

Friday September 3, 2021 9:25 am PDT by
Apple has hired two former Mercedes engineers to join the company, likely as part of its effort to continue to build out its internal workforce as the development of an "Apple Car" continues. The leading new hire previously worked at Mercedes, focusing on mass production of vehicles, vehicle steering, dynamics, and software and project management. The hire, now working as a product design...
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YouTube Premium and Music Surpass 50 Million Subscribers

Friday September 3, 2021 2:19 am PDT by
YouTube says it has passed 50 million subscribers for its Premium and Music subscriptions, making it the "fastest growing music subscription" service in the world, according to YouTube's global head of music, Lyor Cohen. YouTube says that it has more than 50 million paying subscribers collectively across YouTube Premium and YouTube Music. The Google-owned service says it attributes this...
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Apple Possibly Exploring Open-Source Alternative to Arm Architecture

Friday September 3, 2021 1:43 am PDT by
Apple may be exploring the possibility of using an open-source alternative to the Arm architecture, which it's been using in its products for decades. According to a newly posted job alert, spotted by Tom's Hardware, Apple is looking for an engineer that specializes in RISC-V, an open-source architecture instruction set that allows device makers to build their own chips without having to pay ...