Sami Fathi

Sami was an editor and news reporter at MacRumors from February 2021 until January 2023.

Sami Fathi's Articles

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Apple Rumored to Have Product Announcement Tomorrow

Monday January 16, 2023 7:13 am PST by
Apple will make its first product announcement of 2023 through a press release on its website tomorrow, Tuesday, January 17, according to Apple leaker Jon Prosser. MacRumors can corroborate an announcement is expected to take place this week. The announcement could be one of several products expected in the near future, including updated MacBook Pros and Mac mini models. The updated...

Apple Honors Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. With Website Homepage Tribute

Monday January 16, 2023 5:56 am PST by
On Martin Luther King Jr. Day in the United States, Apple is paying tribute to the American civil rights movement leader with a full-page tribute on its website. On the company's home page, a picture of King is shown alongside one of his quotes: "This is no time for apathy or complacency. This is a time for vigorous and positive action." "Today and every day, we honor his life and legacy ...
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Some iOS 16 Users Continue to Report Plethora of Bugs Months After Launch

Monday January 16, 2023 1:47 am PST by
Four months after launch, iOS 16 users continue to report experiencing a plethora of bugs, ranging from slow keyboard pop-ups, random rebooting, UI glitches, camera freezes, and more. Apple released iOS 16 in September and has since released multiple follow-up updates to address bugs and security patches. The most recent update for the operating system is iOS 16.2, released on December 13....
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Apple Working on Fix for iPhone 14 Pro Horizontal Lines Display Issue

Friday January 13, 2023 12:17 am PST by
Apple has acknowledged that iPhone 14 Pro Max users may see flashing horizontal lines on their display when the device is being turned on. MacRumors forum user Infernoqt and Reddit user u/1LastOutlaw Last month, MacRumors reported that a growing number of ‌iPhone 14‌ Pro customers described seeing green and yellow horizontal lines flash on their iPhone display when the device is being turned...
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5 New Features and Changes Rumored for the 2023 HomePod

Tuesday January 10, 2023 12:55 am PST by
Later this year, Apple is expected to reintroduce a new full-sized HomePod, a successor to the original smart speaker which was discontinued almost two years ago. Apple reportedly discontinued the ‌HomePod‌ in March 2021 due to lackluster sales and a lack of features compared to the speakers offered by Amazon and Google. The ‌HomePod‌ lineup remains part of Apple's portfolio thanks to the...
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Sketchy ChatGPT App Soars Up App Store Charts, Charges $7.99 Weekly Subscription [Update: Removed]

Monday January 9, 2023 7:29 am PST by
A sketchy app claiming to be the bot ChatGPT has soared up App Store charts, charging users a $7.99 weekly subscription to use a service that is entirely free to use on the web and seemingly has no affiliation to the actual bot. ChatGPT has soared in popularity recently, with some calling it the "iPhone moment" for AI, given its mainstream appeal. ChatGPT can articulate short and long-form...
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iPhone 15 Reportedly Enters Early Trial Production Stage

Monday January 9, 2023 3:30 am PST by
The iPhone 15 has entered early "machine trial production" with main iPhone assembler Foxconn ahead of launch later this year, according to a report today by Economic Daily News. According to the report, Foxconn has received instructions to begin "new machine trial production" for the ‌iPhone 15‌ and begin new product introduction (NPI) for the device. This process is taking place before the...
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iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max Orders From Apple No Longer Delayed

Monday January 9, 2023 1:52 am PST by
Supply of the iPhone 14 Pro and ‌iPhone 14‌ Pro Max has been restored to normal levels following months of production disruptions that severely impacted the availability of Apple's highest-end iPhones. In November, in a rare press release on its website, Apple warned that supply of the ‌iPhone 14‌ Pro and ‌iPhone 14‌ Pro Max would be heavily constrained due to lockdown restrictions impacting its...
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Here's All the Latest Apple Product Rumors for 2023

Monday January 9, 2023 1:10 am PST by
Apple plans to release a suite of new products in 2023, including updated MacBook Pros, a new Mac Pro, an updated full-sized HomePod, and new iPhone models in the fall, according to reliable Bloomberg journalist Mark Gurman and several reports and rumors. 2023 is expected to be a busy year for Apple, with the main star of the year being the company's upcoming AR/VR headset. Apple has...
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16 Years Ago Today, Steve Jobs Introduced the iPhone

Monday January 9, 2023 12:39 am PST by
Today marks 16 years since Apple CEO Steve Jobs stood on stage at Macworld Expo in San Francisco, California, on January 9 and introduced the iPhone to the world for the first time. Standing on stage at Macworld Expo, Jobs uttered words that would go down in history as introducing a device that would change everything. "Today, Apple is going to reinvent the phone," Jobs said, unveiling the...
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Apple Reportedly Planning No Major Updates for AirPods, Apple Watch, iPad, or Apple TV in 2023

Sunday January 8, 2023 5:57 am PST by
Apple is planning no major updates for its iPad, AirPods, Apple TV, or Apple Watch product lines for 2023, Bloomberg's Mark Gurman said today in his latest Power On newsletter. Apple is expected to announce its AR/VR headset this spring, and the imminent launch of the headset has seemingly taken the focus away from other products in Apple's portfolio. According to Gurman, no significant...
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iOS 17 Rumored to Have 'Fewer Major Changes Than Originally Planned' as Apple Shifts Focus to AR/VR Headset

Sunday January 8, 2023 5:40 am PST by
iOS 17, the next major update for the iPhone, could be a less significant update than Apple was originally hoping as the company, and its engineers, focus more heavily on the upcoming AR/VR headset. Apple has been working on its AR/VR headset and its accompanying operating system, xrOS, for several years. With the launch of the headset now expected in 2023, Apple's engineers have been...
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Apple's 'Reality Pro' Headset Said to Launch Before WWDC, Ships in the Fall

Sunday January 8, 2023 5:24 am PST by
Apple's AR/VR headset, likely to be named "Reality Pro," will be announced during an event this spring before WWDC, which is typically held in June, before the product begins shipping this fall. Concept render by Ian Zelbo based on purported leaked information In his latest Power On newsletter, Bloomberg's Mark Gurman says that Apple's current plan is to announce the headset during an event...
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Apple Silicon Mac Pro Said to Feature Same Design as 2019 Model, No User-Upgradable RAM

Sunday January 8, 2023 5:06 am PST by
The upcoming high-end Apple silicon Mac Pro will feature the same design as the 2019 model, with no user-upgradeable RAM given the all-on-chip architecture of Apple silicon. In his latest Power On newsletter, Bloomberg's Mark Gurman has revealed that Apple's upcoming ‌Mac Pro‌, which is the final product to make the transition to Apple silicon, will feature the same design as the current Mac...
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Test Shows How Much Battery Drain Your Wallpaper Causes on the iPhone 14 Pro's Always-On Display

Thursday January 5, 2023 6:33 am PST by
With the introduction of an always-on display in the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max, many users have wondered how much impact the feature has on battery life. A new video takes a careful look at just how much battery drain there is with the always-on display and whether turning off the wallpaper reduces that drain. At launch, users were unable to customize different aspects of the...
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AMD Claims New Laptop Chip Is 30% Faster Than M1 Pro, Promises Up to 30 Hours of Battery Life

Thursday January 5, 2023 12:45 am PST by
At CES this week, AMD announced a suite of new chips for notebooks and desktop computers, with one notable announcement being the company's new AMD Ryzen 7040 series of processors for ultrathin notebooks that will compete with Apple's M1 Pro and M2 chips. The AMD Ryzen 7040 series of chips are "ultrathin" processors based on the 4nm process, and the highest-end chip part of the family is the ...
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CES 2023: Dell Looks to Take on Apple's Pro Display XDR With New 32-Inch 6K Display That Has a Built-In 4K Webcam and Included Stand

Tuesday January 3, 2023 9:48 pm PST by
Dell is looking to take head-on Apple's $4,999 Pro Display XDR with a new 32-inch 6K UltraSharp display that has a built-in 4K webcam, a variety of ports, and an included stand that rotates, swivels, tilts, and more. The new "game changer" display was announced this week as part of CES and is the world's first 6K display with IPS Black panel technology, according to Dell. With the new IPS...
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Kuo: Apple Picks BOE for Initial Order of iPhone 15 Displays, Could Potentially Overtake Samsung as Leading Supplier

Tuesday January 3, 2023 9:05 pm PST by
Apple has placed orders with display supplier BOE for the iPhone 15 and ‌iPhone 15‌ Plus for the second half of 2023, with the supplier potentially overtaking Samsung as the iPhone's largest display provider by 2024. Writing in his ially-overtaking-samsung-and-lg-ca594ccfeaf0">Medium blog, Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says BOE has beaten Samsung for orders for the upcoming ‌iPhone 15‌ and ‌iPhone‌...
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Apple Likely to Be Only Major Device Maker With 3nm Chips in 2023 as Qualcomm Reportedly 'Caught In a Dilemma'

Tuesday January 3, 2023 8:37 pm PST by
Apple could be one of the only major device makers in 2023 to adopt the newer and more advanced 3nm process technology, as Qualcomm and MediaTek are unclear on whether the newer process is worth it. According to a report by DigiTimes, Qualcomm and MediaTek, two of the largest chip makers, remain unsure on whether they want to follow in Apple's footsteps and start producing ‌3nm‌ chips in 2023. ...
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5 Features You Can Expect on Both the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Pro

Tuesday January 3, 2023 12:16 pm PST by
With the iPhone 15, which we expect to be announced in September, Apple is seemingly looking to bridge the gap between the standard models of its iPhone series and higher-end models, according to recent rumors. "Seriously concerned" about how certain models of the iPhone 14 lineup are doing, Apple is reportedly looking to reevaluate how it treats the lower-end and higher-end models of this...