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Rumor Report Card: Assessing the Accuracy of Leaks After Apple's Event

Friday September 18, 2020 12:57 pm PDT by
Apple hosted its virtual "Time Flies" event this week, where it introduced four new products, including the Apple Watch Series 6, lower-cost Apple Watch SE, a 10.9-inch iPad Air with an all-screen design, and an updated 10.2-inch iPad with a faster A12 Bionic chip. As expected, there were no new iPhones, which are believed to be coming in October instead. Apple also announced that it will be ...

Odd Apple-Designed Magnetic Wireless Charger Prototype Surfaces in Leaked Video

Thursday September 17, 2020 10:42 am PDT by
Amid rumors that Apple is continuing to work on some kind of wireless charging mat after the failure of the AirPower, 9to5Mac has shared a video said to depict an Apple "magnetic wireless charger prototype." The charger is a flat white disc with some kind of connector at the back, which appears to allow it to attach to another device. The circular shape resembles the Qi-based wireless...

Code in macOS Big Sur Suggests Face ID Could Be Coming to Macs

Friday July 24, 2020 10:32 am PDT by
Apple's Face ID feature that allows a device to be unlocked with a facial scan is limited to the iPhone and the iPad at the current time, but code found in macOS Big Sur suggests that Face ID may come to Macs in the future. Adding a TrueDepth camera system and Face ID to the Mac would be a logical next step for the feature, and 9to5Mac located Face ID references in the latest Big Sur beta,...

Apple's 'AirPods Studio' Headphones May Feature Head and Neck Detection and Equalizer Settings

Monday May 11, 2020 2:36 pm PDT by
Apple's upcoming high-end over-ear headphones (tentatively called AirPods Studio) could have a head and neck detection feature that's similar to the ear detection feature in the AirPods and AirPods Pro, according to a new report from 9to5Mac that cites people familiar with Apple's plans. In the ‌AirPods‌ and ‌AirPods Pro‌, ear detection is designed to stop a song when the ‌AirPods‌ or...

iOS 14 Might Allow Users to Partially Interact With Apps Without Installing Them

Thursday April 9, 2020 9:19 am PDT by
Apple is developing a new feature that would allow users to interact with select content and experiences in third-party apps without needing to have the apps installed, according to an early build of iOS 14 obtained by 9to5Mac. Android Slices The report claims a new API referred to as "Clips" in iOS 14 code would enable users to scan a QR code linked to an app and then interact with content...

iOS 14 Could Offer Home Screen Widgets, Wallpaper Customizations

Saturday April 4, 2020 3:30 pm PDT by
iOS 14 could offer home screen widgets and wallpaper customizations for the first time, according to 9to5Mac and Twitter user DongleBookPro. Apple is reportedly working to implement ‌widgets‌ that can be moved freely around like icons on the iPhone and iPad homescreen for the very first time. The feature is reportedly codenamed "Avocado" and no other details are available. It was also...

New Low-Cost 'iPhone SE' Could Launch as Soon as Tomorrow

Thursday April 2, 2020 4:06 pm PDT by
Apple's new low-cost iPhone is set to launch as early as Friday, April 3, according to a new report from 9to5Mac that cites a tip from a "highly trusted reader." The site says that while it can't be certain about the launch date, "Apple could reveal and begin taking orders for the new ‌iPhone‌ as soon as tomorrow." The ‌iPhone‌ 8 Apple is said to be planning to call the new ‌iPhone‌, which is ...

watchOS 7 to Include Kids Mode That Shifts Focus of Activity Rings Away From Calories Burned

Monday March 30, 2020 12:26 pm PDT by
Apple's upcoming watchOS 7 update is expected to include a Kids Mode that's aimed at children who have an Apple Watch for activity tracking purposes, with parents able to control and manage their children's devices. According to code found in iOS 14 by 9to5Mac, when placed in Kids Mode, an Apple Watch will have different Activity Ring labels and goals than an Apple Watch in a normal adult...

CarPlay May Support Wallpapers in iOS 14

Thursday March 19, 2020 8:19 am PDT by
CarPlay may support custom wallpapers when connected to an iPhone running iOS 14, according to leaked code obtained by 9to5Mac. The report claims Apple is currently testing the feature with default wallpapers available in iOS 13, adding that the wallpapers would automatically switch between light and dark versions on the CarPlay interface depending on the time of day. The report also...

Upcoming Low-Cost iPhone Rumored to Come in 4.7 and 5.5-Inch Size Options to Replace iPhone 8 and 8 Plus

Monday March 16, 2020 11:59 am PDT by
Apple is widely rumored to be working on a 4.7-inch low-cost iPhone that resembles the iPhone 8, but code found in a leaked version of iOS 14 suggests that Apple could also release a larger 5.5-inch version of the new low-cost iPhone. The current iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, which will be replaced by new low-cost options that with the same design In a report that refers to the new 4.7-inch iPhone as...

iOS 14 Leaks: List View for Apps, Settings App May Support Custom Wallpaper Packs, New Apple TV Remote, and More

Tuesday March 10, 2020 9:09 am PDT by
Apple plans to introduce a new screen that allows users to view all of their installed apps in a list in iOS 14, with several sorting options available, according to code seen by 9to5Mac. A basic version of this feature already exists on the Apple Watch, as shown below. The list will presumably be in alphabetical order by default, with the report claiming that users will be able to set...

iOS 14 Leak Reveals Apple Developing New Augmented Reality App Codenamed 'Gobi' With QR Code-Like Tags

Tuesday March 10, 2020 7:41 am PDT by
Apple is developing a new augmented reality app codenamed "Gobi," according to iOS 14 code leaked today by 9to5Mac. The report claims the app would revolve around QR code-like tags that trigger an augmented reality experience, adding that Apple appears to be testing integrations with Apple Stores and Starbucks. "For instance, users would be able to hold up their phone in an Apple Store and...

Expanded Mouse Cursor Support Coming to iPadOS 14 Alongside New Smart Keyboards With Trackpads

Monday March 9, 2020 10:17 am PDT by
Apple in iPadOS 13 introduced support for external mice as an Accessibility feature, and in iPadOS 14, Apple is set to expand cursor support to make using a mouse or a trackpad on iPadOS similar to using a mouse or trackpad on the Mac. A mockup of a Smart Keyboard with Trackpad Apple is rumored to be working on a ‌Smart Keyboard‌ for the iPad Pro that includes a trackpad that will work with ...

Apple Watch Series 6 and watchOS 7 to Feature Watch Face Sharing, Parental Controls and More

Monday March 9, 2020 9:35 am PDT by
Along with the ability to detect blood oxygen saturation, the Apple Watch Series 6 and watchOS 7 are also expected to bring new watch faces, watch face sharing capabilities, and more. In a new report out today that's based on code found in leaked iOS 14 snippets, 9to5Mac shares upcoming Apple Watch features. Share Your Face - ‌watchOS 7‌ will allow users to share specific watch face...

AirPods 2 Support for 'Hey Siri' Already in iOS 12.2 Beta

Thursday January 24, 2019 2:00 pm PST by
The iOS 12.2 beta, which was seeded to developers this morning, includes a hidden setup screen that confirms Apple's work on a new version of the AirPods with a "Hey Siri" feature. The new setup screen, which was uncovered by 9to5Mac, indicates ‌AirPods‌ users will be able to activate ‌Siri‌ with a "Hey ‌Siri‌" command. The currently available ‌AirPods‌ do not support "Hey ‌Siri‌"...

Apple Working on 'Ultra Accessory Connector' for Made for iPhone Program [Updated]

Monday February 6, 2017 10:50 am PST by
Apple is working on a new "Ultra Accessory Connector" that would be built into headphones and headsets certified under its Made for iPhone licensing program. The connector, introduced as part of a developer preview as shared by 9to5Mac, features 8 pins and measures 2.05mm by 4.85mm, thinner and smaller than existing Lightning and USB-C ports. The UAC is smaller than USB-C or Lightning, both ...

Next-Generation MacBook Pro's Touch ID Feature Likely Built Into the Power Button

Monday August 8, 2016 8:51 am PDT by
Back in May, KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo reported that the next-generation MacBook Pro will include an OLED "touch bar" above the keyboard and Touch ID support, with a subsequent part leak of the machine's chassis supporting the idea of this touch bar replacing the current row of function keys. Leaked MacBook Pro top case showing space for touch bar in place of function keys Kuo did not address...

New A9-Based 4-Inch iPhone to Replace iPhone 5s, iPhone 6 and 6 Plus

Monday January 25, 2016 5:57 am PST by
Apple's next-generation 4-inch iPhone is more likely to include variants of the A9 and M9 motion coprocessor chips, allowing for always-on Hey Siri, according to 9to5Mac. The report claims the so-called "iPhone 5se" will likely replace the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in Apple's fall 2016 smartphone lineup, while the iPhone 5s will then be discontinued.Because the iPhone 7 will include a faster...

Apple to Launch 4K 21.5-inch Retina iMac Next Week, iPad Pro in Early November

Tuesday October 6, 2015 11:07 am PDT by
Apple plans to introduce the rumored 21.5-inch Retina iMac next week, reports 9to5Mac. There will be several models that could show up in stores as early as October 13, but supplies may be somewhat limited until production ramps up in November. As has been previously rumored, the 21.5-inch iMac will have a resolution of 4096 x 2304. Code discovered in OS X El Capitan has pointed towards...

Apple Planning Revamped iPad Keyboard, New Metal Finishes for Apple Watch

Friday September 4, 2015 9:05 am PDT by
Accompanying the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, iPad Pro and next-generation Apple TV set to be announced next week, Apple is also planning a revamped iPad keyboard and new metal finishes for the Apple Watch Sport, including a less expensive gold version, according to The New York Times. 9to5Mac reported similar information, claiming the iPad Pro will have expanded Bluetooth keyboard support...