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2020

French antitrust watchdog to fine Apple for anti-competitive behavior

Thursday March 12, 2020

The French antitrust watchdog will levy a fine on Apple due to alleged anti-competitive practices, sources familiar with the matter said Thursday.

Apple Music agreements could derail rumored services bundle

Thursday March 12, 2020

Apple has inked new deals with some of the world's largest record labels for Apple Music, though the terms of the company's agreements suggest that a combined services bundle is still distant.

Apple TV+'s 'The Morning Show' takes a coronavirus hiatus

Thursday March 12, 2020

"The Morning Show," one of the flagship shows of Apple TV+, is taking a break from production for two weeks, with fears of infection from the coronavirus cited as the reason for the shutdown of filming.

Ring pauses data sharing practices, promises more privacy controls

Thursday March 12, 2020

After criticism, Amazon's Ring is hitting pause on its practice of sharing data with third parties in an effort to boost the amount of control users have over their privacy.

How to rename AirPods or AirPods Pro

Thursday March 12, 2020

Whether you want to give your AirPods to someone else, or you just want those AirPods Pro to be more identifiable when you're looking through your Bluetooth connections, here's how to rename them all.

Best 13" MacBook Pro and MacBook Air deals: save up to $750 today

Thursday March 12, 2020

As shoppers increasingly look for great deals during this difficult March, Apple resellers are offering special discounts on both current and closeout 13-inch MacBook Pros and MacBook Airs, with each model in stock and ready to ship.

Apple's AR headset may recharge wirelessly & use ultrasonic position location

Thursday March 12, 2020

Apple's long-rumored AR headset may include wireless charging points in the headband, locate its position in a space with ultrasonic imaging, and include an adjustable support structure to make it fit all users equally well, regardless of the size of their facial features compared to other people.

Foxconn's return to normal production 'exceeded expectations,' founder says

Thursday March 12, 2020

Foxconn's return to full production has "exceeded expectations" after extended coronavirus disruptions, founder Terry Gou said on Thursday.

Mac Pro still poorly supported by Apple Store Genius Bar months after launch

Thursday March 12, 2020

The limited production and penetration of the Mac Pro has an unfortunate side-effect -- much of Apple's service network is unable to support the machine properly if something goes wrong.

Future iMac may be able to extend desktop onto nearby walls

Thursday March 12, 2020

Apple continues to explore ways of extending or improving the iMac, this time by working on integrated technology to extend the user's screen by projecting displays onto nearby surfaces such as walls.

MacBook Pro may detect gestures in the air above the Touch Bar in the future

Thursday March 12, 2020

Apple is looking to build on the Touch Bar by giving it the ability to detect finger movements and hand gestures in the air, rather than requiring users to touch and swipe on the Bar itself.

Future iPhone may keep your data private by tracking where you look

Thursday March 12, 2020

An iPhone or iPad may help ensure a user's privacy by monitoring their gaze, displaying sensitive information only in areas of the display where they are looking, while observers are simultaneously left seeing an indecipherable screen.

Apple shares trailer for Spike Jonze's 'Beastie Boys Story'

Thursday March 12, 2020

"Beastie Boys Story" tells the story of three friends who inspired each other and went on to create one of the most iconic hip hop groups of all time.

First ARM-based MacBook coming by end of 2020, says Ming-Chi Kuo

Thursday March 12, 2020

The typically reliable analyst Ming-Chi Kuo reports that Apple will announce its first-ever ARM Mac in late 2020, likely a MacBook Pro variant that will be on sale early in 2021.

New MacBook Pro, MacBook Air with scissor switch keyboard coming in second quarter

Thursday March 12, 2020

Noted Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has tailored his expectations on when the scissor switch keyboard will arrive on the MacBook Air, and is predicting it and a new MacBook Pro model to ship with it in the second quarter of 2020.

2020 iPhone again rumored to boast rear-facing time of flight 3D sensor

Thursday March 12, 2020

A report on Wednesday reaffirms numerous claims that Apple will this fall debut an iPhone model featuring an integrated rear-facing VCSEL laser system, good for depth measurements that power advanced augmented reality applications.

White House enlists Apple, tech companies in fight against coronavirus pandemic

Wednesday March 11, 2020

In response to growing concerns over the fast-moving COVID-19 pandemic, the White House on Wednesday asked Apple and a handful of other tech companies to police their respective platforms for misinformation and assist in ongoing government efforts to corral the virus.

Apple signs letter opposing 'anti-LGBTQ' state legislation

Wednesday March 11, 2020

Apple and more than 40 of America's largest companies, many from the tech sector, signed an open letter opposing more than a dozen "anti-LGBTQ" bills moving through state legislatures across the country, saying measures included the proposed laws would marginalize staff and negatively impact business.

Apple closes all stores in Italy amid coronavirus quarantine

Wednesday March 11, 2020

Apple is closing all the Apple Store locations across Italy as a precautionary measure against the coronavirus, with all of the retail locations to be closed on Thursday and extending for an unknown period of time.

Law enforcement can crack iPhones just fine without a backdoor

Wednesday March 11, 2020

Law enforcement agencies may be able to access data on locked iPhones more often than they're letting on, an analysis of hundreds of search warrants shows.