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macOS Big Sur: Quick Start Video Plus 50 Tips and Tricks

Friday November 13, 2020 1:46 am PST by
macOS Big Sur is finally here. Version 11 of Apple's operating system for Mac features a completely overhauled look that's designed to be both fresh and familiar, but it's not just the design that's new. Apple has also rethought and retooled many features of macOS to improve the user experience, so whether you're running on Intel or Apple Silicon, there's plenty that's new to explore. In...
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Apple Silicon M1 Mac Mini vs. Intel Mac Mini Buyer's Guide

Thursday November 12, 2020 12:08 pm PST by
In November 2020, Apple updated the Mac mini with the first Apple Silicon chip for the Mac, the M1 chip. However, Apple continues to sell its older, Intel-based ‌Mac mini‌. The Intel ‌Mac mini‌ last received a significant update in 2018, so why is Apple still selling its older ‌Mac mini‌? Curiously, rather than making the older model available for a lower price, Apple is presenting the...
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macOS Big Sur Features: Everything New in Today's Release

Thursday November 12, 2020 7:00 am PST by
Apple is set to release macOS Big Sur in a few hours based on past macOS release timelines, and it's a major update with a whole slew of new features. Ahead of the launch, we've highlighted the biggest changes so you can get a quick overview of what to expect when downloading it later today. Redesign ‌macOS Big Sur‌ brings a significant redesign to the Mac operating system, debuting the first ...
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Apple M1 MacBook Air vs. M1 MacBook Pro Buyer's Guide

Wednesday November 11, 2020 9:21 am PST by
In November 2020, Apple updated its popular 13-inch MacBook lineup with the first Apple Silicon chip for the Mac, the M1 chip. Both the 13-inch MacBook Air and 13-inch MacBook Pro received updates with the M1 chip. The M1 MacBook Air and M1 MacBook Pro appear to be very similar owing to their shared processor, form factor, and keyboard, so should you consider purchasing the lower-cost...
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A12Z vs. A14: Which Apple Chip is Better?

Monday November 9, 2020 7:13 am PST by
In March 2020, Apple introduced a new iPad Pro with the A12Z Bionic processor. In September, Apple premiered the fourth-generation iPad Air with the A14 Bionic processor, and a month later, the chip made its way into the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro. These processors are among the most powerful Apple-designed chips to date, but how do they compare? Our guide takes a closer look at each of...
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iOS 14.2 Features: Everything New in iOS 14.2

Friday November 6, 2020 8:38 pm PST by
Apple recently released iOS 14.2 and iPadOS 14.2, the second major updates to the iOS and iPadOS 14 operating system updates that were released in September. iOS 14.2 and iPadOS 14.2 come two weeks after the launch of iOS 14.1. The iOS 14.2 update can be downloaded for free and it is available on all eligible devices over-the-air in the Settings app. To access the new software, go to Settings...
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iOS 14.2 Emoji: All the New Emoji Found in iOS 14.2

Friday November 6, 2020 8:21 pm PST by
Apple released iOS 14.2 which adds 13 new Emoji characters that Apple previewed earlier this year as part of World Emoji Day. New emoji options include ninja, people hugging, black cat, bison, fly, polar bear, blueberries, fondue, bubble tea, and more, with a list below. Faces - Smiling Face with Tear, Disguised Face People - Ninja, Person in Tuxedo, Woman in Tuxedo, Person with Veil,...
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What to Expect at November's Apple Event: Macs With Arm-Based Apple Silicon Chips

Friday November 6, 2020 12:17 pm PST by
Apple is holding it's live event now. Follow along with our live blog for the latest updates. We're also live tweeting the event on Twitter. Apple's third fall 2020 event, "One more thing," will be held on Tuesday, November 10. Apple held events in September and October to introduce new iPads, Apple Watches, iPhones, and the HomePod mini, and this November event is expected to be all about...
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Camera Comparison: iPhone 12 Pro vs. iPhone 11 Pro

Thursday October 29, 2020 5:10 pm PDT by
Apple last week released the iPhone 12 Pro, which is being sold alongside the iPhone 12, 12 mini, and 12 Pro Max. The Pro Max has the best camera of the bunch, but since it's not out yet, we thought we'd take a look at the improvements introduced in the ‌iPhone 12 Pro‌ and see how camera quality compares to the iPhone 11 Pro. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. The...
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MagSafe: Everything About Apple's New iPhone 12 Charging Technology

Monday January 25, 2021 11:45 am PST by
With the iPhone 12 and 12 Pro models introduced in October 2020, Apple reinvented “MagSafe,” a name once used for the breakaway magnetic charging cables designed for the MacBook. The repurposed MagSafe name still pertains to magnet-based accessories, but this time, designed for iPhones rather than Macs. All of the ‌iPhone 12‌ models have a ring of magnets built into the back around the...
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All the MagSafe Accessories You Can Buy for iPhone 12

Monday November 30, 2020 4:48 pm PST by
When Apple in October 2020 unveiled the iPhone 12 series – the ‌iPhone 12‌, iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max – it revived the MagSafe brand to describe a brand-new magnetic charging system that's integrated into its latest handsets. All of the ‌‌iPhone 12‌‌ models have a ring of magnets built into the back and surrounding a wireless charging coil that affixes the handsets...
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How to Use Apple's New Intercom Feature

Monday November 9, 2020 3:35 pm PST by
Alongside the HomePod mini, Apple introduced a new Intercom feature that's designed to let Apple device owners communicate with one another throughout the home, sending messages to specific rooms, areas, or people. Intercom works with the HomePod, ‌HomePod mini‌, iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, AirPods, and even CarPlay, so you can dictate a voice message on any of your devices that you can have...
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HomePod Mini vs. HomePod Buyer's Guide

Wednesday October 21, 2020 4:13 pm PDT by
This month, Apple unveiled the HomePod mini as the first addition to the popular HomePod lineup, with a new spherical design and the S5 chip. With a more affordable price tag of just $99, ‌HomePod mini‌ is a much more accessible and versatile ‌HomePod‌ in a compact design. The original ‌HomePod‌ continues to be sold by Apple for $299. At over three times the price of ‌HomePod mini‌, should you still ...
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iPhone 12 Cases Buyer's Guide

Saturday October 17, 2020 7:34 pm PDT by
Apple announced the 6.1-inch iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro this week, and pre-orders opened on Friday, October 16, with shipping dates due to begin on Friday, October 23. The launch of a new iPhone is always a mad dash with case manufacturers trying to launch their products in time for the first customers. We've collected this list of early ‌iPhone 12‌ and ‌iPhone 12 Pro‌ cases presently...
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November Event Coming? Everything Apple Didn't Announce at the October Event

Friday October 16, 2020 3:43 pm PDT by
Apple has held events in September and October so far, first focusing on the Apple Watch Series 6 and iPad Air and then new iPhone 12 models and the HomePod mini. There are still a handful of products that Apple is expected to launch before the end of the year, so will we see a November event? Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. From AirPods Studio to an Arm-based...
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iPhone 12 Pro vs. iPhone 12 Pro Max Buyer's Guide

Friday October 16, 2020 2:43 pm PDT by
This month, Apple unveiled the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max as the successors to the popular iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max, with a new squared-off industrial design, the A14 Bionic chip, a LiDAR Scanner, and MagSafe. As Apple's premium flagship offerings, the ‌iPhone 12 Pro‌ and ‌iPhone 12 Pro Max‌ are the most fully-featured iPhones available. The ‌iPhone 12 Pro‌ starts at $999 and...
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iPad Air 4 vs. iPad Air 3 Buyer's Guide

Friday October 16, 2020 1:05 pm PDT by
In September 2020, Apple updated its popular iPad Air, introducing a faster A14 Bionic processor, a larger display, USB-C, Magic Keyboard compatibility, a range of colors, and a complete redesign. Although the previous 3rd generation ‌iPad Air‌ from 2019 is no longer sold by Apple, it tends to be readily available at third-party retailers. As the 2019 model is markedly different to the new...
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iPhone 12 Mini vs. iPhone 12 Buyer's Guide

Thursday October 15, 2020 4:09 pm PDT by
This month, Apple unveiled the iPhone 12 as the successor to the popular iPhone 11, with a new squared-off industrial design, the A14 Bionic chip, an OLED display, and MagSafe. However, for the first time, Apple also unveiled a smaller version of the iPhone in the form of the iPhone 12 mini. After years in which phone sizes have grown and after the popularity of the small-form iPhone SE,...
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Twelve iPhone 12 Details You Might Have Missed

Thursday October 15, 2020 3:06 pm PDT by
Apple on Tuesday unveiled the long-awaited iPhone 12 lineup, which includes the ‌iPhone 12‌, iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 Pro Max. The 2020 iPhones feature all-new designs with flat edges, edge-to-edge OLED displays, upgraded camera technology, and 5G connectivity. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. Apple highlighted many of the features of the new...
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iPhone 12, Mini, and Max Size Comparison: All iPhone Models Side by Side

Friday October 16, 2020 4:55 pm PDT by
With the launch of the iPhone 12 lineup, Apple now offers more size options than ever when buying an iPhone. We've previously posted size comparisons between leaked iPhone 12 dummy models vs a variety of other iPhone models. Now that the iPhone 12 has been officially released, we have revisited these size comparison graphics and found that the dummy models were right on the mark. iPhone SE vs ...