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iOS 14: How to Use Picture in Picture Mode on iPhone

Friday July 10, 2020 1:59 pm PDT by
With iOS 13, Apple added a Picture in Picture Mode to the iPad, and with iOS 14, that Picture in Picture functionality is available for the iPhone too, letting users do things like watch videos and take FaceTime calls while doing other things on their device. This guide covers everything that you need to know about using Picture in Picture on the ‌iPhone‌. Using Picture in Picture With Apps ...

iOS 14 Home Screen Changes: App Library, Widgets, Hiding Apps and More

Thursday July 9, 2020 3:06 pm PDT by
Apple in iOS 14 redesigned the Home Screen for the first time in a long time, introducing an App Library that lets you hide apps, widgets that can be placed among apps, and more. This guide walks through all of the new Home Screen changes from widgets to the App Library, and includes how tos with walkthroughs on using all of the new features. Widgets Widgets have been available in the...

Should I Buy an Intel Mac Today or Wait to Buy an Arm-Based Mac?

Thursday July 9, 2020 9:52 am PDT by
Apple at this year's Worldwide Developers Conference announced its intention to transition away from Intel processors to Macs powered by its own Apple Silicon chips starting in late 2020. Apple says that by using its own Arm-based processors, it will be able to build better Macs that will boast better performance while also being more energy efficient. Apple's announcement at WWDC 2020 was...

iOS 14: Everything New in Messages

Monday July 6, 2020 10:52 am PDT by
Messages, one of the quintessential apps on the iPhone, iPad, and Mac, is the home of iMessages, Apple's exclusive device-to-device messaging protocol indicated by those well-known blue chat bubbles. If you're an ‌‌iPhone‌‌ user you know how the Messages app works, but in iOS 14, the Messages app is getting some useful new features that are worth highlighting. Read on for a rundown ...

What to Expect at WWDC 2020: New iMac, Custom Arm-Based Chip Unveiling, iOS 14, macOS 10.16, and More

Friday June 19, 2020 1:48 pm PDT by
Apple's 31st annual Worldwide Developers Conference will be unlike any WWDC before, because it's the first WWDC event that's going to be held in a digital-only capacity. That means it's free for all developers, but we're in uncharted territory when it comes to format. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. Apple plans to hold a virtual keynote, which is set to take place...

Car Keys: A New Feature That Will Let You Unlock a Car With Your iPhone or Apple Watch

Wednesday July 1, 2020 3:31 pm PDT by
Apple's iPhones and Apple Watches have supported NFC for some time now, and in the near future, those NFC capabilities will be used to allow Apple users to lock, unlock, and start compatible NFC-enabled vehicles using the iPhone or Apple Watch in lieu of a physical key. Apple calls this upcoming feature "Car Keys" and this guide covers everything we know about how Car Keys will work when...

iOS 14 Leaked Feature: Mark as Unread in Messages

Saturday June 13, 2020 4:32 pm PDT by
iOS 14 is expected in a matter of weeks at WWDC. Typically, we know very little concrete about an upcoming iOS version prior to the announcement, but this year there was a leak of an early build of ‌iOS 14‌. That leak got into the hands of the developer community which has found a number of new features hidden in the code. Mockup of group typing indicators in ‌iOS 14‌ iMessages Apple is...

iOS 14 Leaked Feature: Group Typing Indicators in Messages

Friday June 12, 2020 1:22 pm PDT by
iOS 14 is expected in a matter of weeks at WWDC. Typically, we know very little concrete about an upcoming iOS version prior to the announcement, but this year there was a leak of an early build of ‌iOS 14‌. That leak got into the hands of the developer community which has found a number of new features hidden in the code. Mockup of group typing indicators in ‌iOS 14‌ iMessages Apple is...

Top Five Calculator Tips for iPhone

Thursday June 11, 2020 12:46 pm PDT by
Most iPhone users will be aware of their device's built-in calculator, but not everyone will know some of the tricks that you can perform with the app that can save you time. Here are some of our favorite tips. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. 1. Swipe to Delete Numbers It's a common misconception that if you type the wrong number into the Calculator app, you have...

iOS 14 Leaked Feature: Retracting Sent iMessages

Thursday June 11, 2020 10:23 am PDT by
iOS 14 is expected in a matter of weeks at WWDC. Typically, we know very little concrete about an upcoming iOS version prior to the announcement, but this year there was a leak of an early build of ‌iOS 14‌. That leak got into the hands of the developer community which has found a number of new features hidden in the code. Mockup of retracting a send iMessage in ‌iOS 14‌ Apple is working ...

Picking the Best Apple Watch to Buy in 2020

Monday June 8, 2020 4:59 pm PDT by
Thinking of buying an Apple Watch? The ‌Apple Watch‌ is a great health, fitness, and communication tool, but there's a lot to consider when making a purchase. You need to choose the case material and band, pick a GPS or cellular model, and decide whether to buy the latest ‌Apple Watch‌ or spring for a more affordable older model. This guide walks you through the different options you can...

When Will iOS 14 Be Released?

Monday June 8, 2020 3:45 pm PDT by
Apple typically previews its next-generation operating system for iPhones and iPads during its annual Worldwide Developers Conference in San Jose, California in early June, and then officially releases it to the public sometime in September. Apple won't be following its usual formula this year for obvious reasons. Three months into 2020, the global health crisis had caused governments...

Apple's Butterfly Keyboards vs. Scissor Switch Keyboards

Tuesday June 2, 2020 12:24 pm PDT by
Since 2012, Apple has developed two kinds of keyboards for its MacBook Pro and MacBook Air machines - one that uses butterfly switches and one that uses scissor switches. Many people are aware of the problems with the butterfly keyboards that resulted in a huge recall program and many frustrated customers, but may still be confused by what exactly a butterfly keyboard is, how it's different...

AirPods Pro Crackling/Rattling Issues: Troubleshooting

Thursday May 28, 2020 11:14 am PDT by
Some AirPods Pro owners have run into issues with their earbuds, and there have been numerous complaints about crackling or popping noises that occur during movement when the ‌AirPods Pro‌ are worn. This guide outlines the problem and provides troubleshooting steps recommended by Apple as a potential fix. Some ‌AirPods Pro‌ users have been complaining of rattling, crackling, or static-like...

Troubleshooting AirPods Pro Noise Cancellation Problems

Thursday May 28, 2020 9:59 am PDT by
Some AirPods Pro owners have run into issues with their earbuds, and there have been numerous complaints about Active Noise Cancellation failing to work properly or becoming degraded after firmware updates. This guide covers the problem and provides troubleshooting steps recommended by Apple as a potential fix. Since the launch of the 2B588 firmware for the ‌AirPods Pro‌ in November 2019,...

Best iPhone Deals for July 2020

Wednesday July 1, 2020 6:57 am PDT by
Cellular carriers in the United States regularly provide discounts and offers on numerous models of Apple's iPhone. As of May 2020, that means you can find solid bargains on the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max, iPhone SE, iPhone XR, and many more at AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon, and Sprint. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with these vendors. When you click a link and make a...

8 Multi-Device Wireless Chargers Worth Checking Out

Friday May 22, 2020 11:55 am PDT by
There are tons of wireless chargers for Apple devices on the market, and with Apple's decision to cancel the AirPower, multi-device charging options have become more popular than ever. Many of the multi-device chargers in our guide below can charge an iPhone or two, the AirPods or AirPods Pro, and the Apple Watch, and they're great options if you want to have a one-stop spot for charging more...

All the iPad Trackpad Keyboard Cases You Can Buy

Saturday May 16, 2020 11:00 am PDT by
With the release of iPadOS 13.4 in March 2020, Apple introduced official Bluetooth mouse and trackpad support for iPads. The update added support for Apple's own standalone keyboards, mice and trackpads, as well as third-party input devices. It also paved the way for the release of Apple's own Magic Keyboard for iPad Pro, which launched ahead of schedule in late April. Apple's new Magic...

Mini LED: What it Means for Apple and MacBooks and iPads

Friday May 15, 2020 2:54 pm PDT by
Apple is planning to introduce mini-LED displays across much of its product lineup, adding the technology to the Mac notebooks and iPads. Mini-LED displays will bring some useful technology improvements to Apple's products, as outlined in our guide below. What is Mini-LED? LCD panels used by Apple use LEDs, or light-emitting diodes inside for backlighting purposes to light up the display....

Base 13-Inch MacBook Pro vs. MacBook Air

Saturday May 9, 2020 10:00 am PDT by
Apple recently updated the 13-inch MacBook Pro, and the $1,299 base model remains a popular alternative to the $999 MacBook Air. To help with your buying decision, read our comparison of the notebooks below. The differences between the base 13-inch MacBook Pro and the MacBook Air are quite nuanced, with each notebook possessing some unique features. What's the Same13-inch Retina display...