Sami Fathi

Sami is an Editor and Reporter for MacRumors with a deep love for writing, finding the next big exclusive story, 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' daily news coverage, with his work regularly highlighted by news aggregator Techmeme and various other publications.

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iPhone and MacBook Production Suspended in Key Locations Amid New Lockdowns

Tuesday April 12, 2022 2:32 am PDT by
Critical Apple suppliers who produce iPhones and MacBooks have suspended production in key locations amid new restrictions and lockdowns that threaten an already constrained supply chain, Nikkei Asia reports. Citing a stock exchange filing, Nikkei Asia reports that Pegatron, one of Apple's leading iPhone suppliers after Foxconn, has suspended ‌iPhone‌ production at its facilities in Shanghai...
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Apple Now Produces the iPhone 13 in India

Monday April 11, 2022 2:57 am PDT by
Apple and its main supplier Foxconn are now producing the iPhone 13 in India, the company confirmed to Reuters, signaling a continued push to diversify its product supply chain outside of China. India has become the home of production for several of Apple's products. Last year, the company began to produce the iPhone 12 in the country and according to Reuters, Apple has plans to begin iPad...
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Studio Display Update Issue Fixed as Apple Addresses Code-Signing Issue

Monday April 11, 2022 2:34 am PDT by
Yesterday, MacRumors reported on a growing number of Studio Display owners who were unable to update their display to iOS 15.4, and now, less than a day later, Apple has resolved the issue which originated from the software being unverified by the servers. As highlighted on Twitter and confirmed by MacRumors, iOS 15.4, the latest software update for the Studio Display, had been unsigned by...
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Gurman: iOS 16 to Feature 'Significant' Improvements to Notifications, New Health-Tracking Features, But No Major Redesign

Sunday April 10, 2022 5:55 am PDT by
iOS 16, codenamed "Sydney" and set to be previewed at WWDC in June, will feature "significant" improvements to notifications and new health-tracking features but will not a feature major redesign of iOS, Bloomberg's Mark Gurman said today. In his latest Power On newsletter, Gurman writes that he is not expecting a major redesign of iOS but that instead, the next version of iOS will include...
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Some Studio Display Owners Reporting Issues Updating Display to Latest iOS Firmware

Sunday April 10, 2022 3:53 am PDT by
Some owners of the new Studio Display are facing issues when attempting to update Apple's newest monitor to its latest firmware, causing some customers to be told by Apple Support to bring in their display for repair at an Apple Store or authorized repair center. A growing thread on the Apple Support forum (1, 2) includes owners of the Studio Display reporting that as they try to update the...
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Apple Now Offering Face ID Repairs for iPhone X Without Replacing the Entire Device

Wednesday April 6, 2022 5:38 am PDT by
Apple has expanded its program that allows customers to get their Face ID system repaired without replacing the entire device to the iPhone X, according to a memo seen by MacRumors. The ‌iPhone‌ X was initially excluded from the list for this program. Apple launched the program last month, giving Apple Stores and authorized repair centers access to parts for the TrueDepth camera system and...
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Apple Raises AirPods Prices in India as Result of New Import Duties

Tuesday April 5, 2022 3:16 am PDT by
Apple has raised prices for its entire AirPods lineup in India by as much as 10% for certain models as a result of new import duties imposed by the government which went into effect at the start of this month. The new import duties mean that headphones and earphones will have a 15% to 20% duty upon import into India, but Apple's AirPods are seemingly being subject to a less severe duty of...
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Apple Hit With Multibillion-Euro Lawsuit for 'Overcharging' App Store Users

Wednesday March 30, 2022 3:44 am PDT by
Apple is facing a new multibillion-euro lawsuit out of The Netherlands that alleges the company overcharges users who purchase apps and in-app subscriptions through the App Store and accuses Apple of partaking in "market dominance" and "anti-competitive practices." The foundation spearheading the lawsuit is the Consumer Competition Claims Foundation, which describes itself as "an independent ...
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Universal Control is a Result of Years of Work on iPadOS, Says Apple Product Manager

Tuesday March 29, 2022 7:11 am PDT by
Universal Control results from years of working on the iPadOS platform, allowing for a feature such as ‌Universal Control‌ that bridges the gap between the iPad and the Mac to exist, an Apple product manager has said in a new interview this week. Vivek Bhardwaj, an Apple product manager who works on iOS, iPadOS, and macOS, shed light on Apple's thinking about ‌Universal Control‌ in an interview...
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Apple Reportedly Cutting iPhone SE Production Just Weeks After Launch Due to 'Weaker-Than-Expected' Demand

Monday March 28, 2022 2:38 am PDT by
Apple is reportedly cutting production for the new third-generation iPhone SE just weeks after launch due to uncertainty caused by current global conflict and alleged low demand, according to a report from Nikkei Asia citing unnamed sources. According to the report, Apple has informed suppliers to cut back on production of the ‌iPhone SE‌ for this quarter by as much as two to three million...
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WWDC Invites Could Be Sent Out This Week: Here's What We Know

Saturday March 26, 2022 8:00 am PDT by
In 2021, Apple sent out digital invitations for its 32nd Worldwide Developers Conference in late March. Given that an all-digital conference is expected to occur again this year rather than an in-person event, we could see Apple send invitations as soon as this week. Apple last year sent out invitations to developers and the press for WWDC on March 30, with the dates of the conference being...
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Tim Cook Reportedly Attending the Oscars on Sunday

Friday March 25, 2022 7:55 am PDT by
Apple CEO Tim Cook will attend the 94th Academy Awards ceremony on Sunday as Apple TV+ is nominated for several Oscar awards, according to the former editor of The Hollywood Reporter and founding partner of Puck, Matthew Belloni. Cook's attendance at the event is due the fact that Apple is nominated for a total of six Oscar awards. The six nominations include best picture for the film...
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Apple Responds to User Complaints of Battery Drain After iOS 15.4 Update

Thursday March 24, 2022 6:07 am PDT by
Users are reporting excessive battery drain after updating to Apple's latest iOS 15.4 update, claiming that their iPhones are no longer lasting as long as they used to before downloading and installing the newest iOS version. Users have taken to Twitter to voice their poor battery life experience on iOS 15.4, tagging the Apple Support account in hopes of finding a solution. "What's wrong...
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Users Report External Monitor Issues After Updating to macOS Monterey 12.3

Thursday March 24, 2022 3:43 am PDT by
Following the latest macOS Monterey 12.3 update, users are reporting several problems when using external monitors, ranging from Macs not detecting displays at all to inaccurate screen output, according to posts on the Apple Support and MacRumors forums. In the ten days since the update became available to the public, users have already reported issues with the update bricking Macs that...
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iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max Schematics Reveal Larger Camera Bump and Thicker Overall Design

Tuesday March 22, 2022 7:31 am PDT by
Newly surfaced detailed schematics for the iPhone 14 Pro and ‌iPhone 14 Pro‌ Max have been shared online by Max Weinbach, revealing that Apple's upcoming high-end iPhones could feature a more prominent camera bump and a thicker overall design. Last week, more basic schematics for the ‌iPhone 14 Pro‌ were shared, but the ones shared by Weinbach are more detailed and offer measurements for the...
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Discord With Native Apple Silicon Support Now Rolling Out

Tuesday March 22, 2022 4:28 am PDT by
A version of Discord with native support for Apple silicon Macs is now rolling out to users, almost a year and a half after the first Macs with Apple silicon chips were shipped to customers. Until now, Discord users have had to rely on Rosetta 2 technology to use Discord on Apple's latest Macs. While usable, Discord on Rosetta 2, which translates apps made for Intel-based Macs to run on...
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Former Apple Employee Charged With Defrauding Company of Over $10 Million

Monday March 21, 2022 3:57 am PDT by
A former Apple employee involved in the company's supply chain and responsible for making order purchases and invoicing them back to Apple has been charged by U.S prosecutors for defrauding the tech giant of over $10 million, Reuters reports. According to court filings in San Jose, California seen by Reuters, Dhirendra Prasad, a former employee in Apple's supply chain, is facing five...
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Lock Adapter to Secure Mac Studio Coming Soon

Friday March 18, 2022 6:26 am PDT by
Apple plans to soon sell a third-party lock adapter for the Mac Studio that locks onto the bottom of the computer to physically secure the computer without damaging or modifying it. On the bottom of the ‌Mac Studio‌, there is a hole that some have speculated could be for a Kensington lock. Kensington locks, however, are large and are unlikely to fit under the ‌Mac Studio‌. Instead, in a memo...
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macOS Monterey 12.3 Update Bricking Macs That Have Had Logic Board Replacements

Thursday March 17, 2022 5:12 am PDT by
The latest macOS Monterey update, released to the public this week, is bricking Macs that have had their logic boards replaced, causing panic among customers who are unable to get their Mac back to a working state, according to a cluster of user reports posted on social media and Apple's support forums. Apple this week released ‌macOS Monterey‌ 12.3, which among other things, brought Universal ...
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Alleged iPhone 14 CAD Renders Reveal Virtually No Design Changes With Same Notch and Rear Camera Design

Thursday March 17, 2022 2:38 am PDT by
Following basic iPhone 14 Pro CAD renders surfacing online yesterday, new images today alleged to be renders for the lower-end iPhone 14 models have been leaked, showing the same iPhone 13 notch and rear camera design. The renders, shared by MySmartPrice, obtained through an "industry insider," depict a very similar design for the assumed two lower-end models of the ‌iPhone 14‌ lineup compared ...