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2020

Apple rumored to start iOS 13.4.1 beta within days

Tuesday March 31, 2020

Apple is thought to be preparing a few minor updates to iOS 13.4 as the last for iOS 13 as a whole ahead of the release of iOS 14 in September.

Japan Display raises $200 million from customer believed to be Apple

Tuesday March 31, 2020

Beleaguered screen manufacturer Japan Display has raised more funding by selling LCD equipment to a customer sources say is long-term customer and benefactor Apple.

Russia ban on iPhones, computers without government mandated apps postponed

Tuesday March 31, 2020

New legislation in Russia that will mandates all smartphones, computers and smart televisions to have Russian-made software pre-installed has been postponed, with provisions not kicking in until January 2021.

Apple supplier Samsung to end all LCD production by end of 2020

Tuesday March 31, 2020

Samsung, a key Apple supplier that manufactures a number of vital components for iPhone, iPad and Mac, on Tuesday said it plans to cease traditional LCD panel production by the end of 2020.

Apple Music launches 'Come Together' collection amid pandemic

Monday March 30, 2020

Apple on Monday added a new collection, "Come Together," to its Apple Music streaming service for users taking part in COVID-19 social distancing, quarantine and lockdown measures.

Case for affordable 4.7-inch iPhone arrives at Best Buy, suggests handset will debut this week

Monday March 30, 2020

With rumors of a next-generation "iPhone SE 2" aswirl, Best Buy this week reportedly received a batch of cases designed for an as-yet-unannounced 4.7-inch iPhone model that could go on sale in the near future.

Lawsuit alleges Apple part of 'massive music piracy operation'

Monday March 30, 2020

A new lawsuit claims that Apple and a music distribution company are involved in a "massive music piracy operation" to profit from re-recorded compositions.

What you get for $500 -- iPad, iPad Air, iPad mini versus Mac mini, MacBook Air and MacBook Pro

Monday March 30, 2020

You can still buy Apple gear when you're on a budget, but you need to make more careful choices -- and also know exactly where to look.

watchOS 7 'Kids Mode' changing up activity rings

Monday March 30, 2020

The rumored "Kids Mode" coming to watchOS 7 may include a modified version of Apple's Activity Rings tailor-made for younger users' activities.

Apple staffers suffer work-from-home setbacks due to security guidelines, travel bans

Monday March 30, 2020

While COVID-19 is impacting virtually every sector of the tech industry, a new report claims that Apple is experiencing some unique setbacks because of its culture of secrecy and lack of access to prototyping tools and test rigs.

Apple releases beta of ProRes RAW for Windows 10

Monday March 30, 2020

Apple is making it easier for video editors to work with footage encoded in ProRes RAW within their preferred workflow, by releasing beta software for Windows allowing Adobe video editing tools to use ProRes RAW files on PCs.

Microsoft 365 subscription offers AI assistance in Word, PowerPoint

Monday March 30, 2020

Microsoft is offering an enhanced form of its Office 365 subscription for consumers, with the new Microsoft 365 Personal and Family subscriptions adding a number of extra cloud-based features to the online productivity suite to assist with working, security, and communications.

Wedbush bullish on AAPL long-term, COVID-19 only a temporary speed bump

Monday March 30, 2020

Despite ongoing concerns about temporary coronavirus effects on Apple's supply and demand, Wedbush analyst Daniel Ives is maintaining a positive outlook on the company's performance in 2020.

'Trying' trailer shows adoption issues in British Apple TV+ comedy

Monday March 30, 2020

Apple has released a trailer for "Trying," an Apple TV+ comedy about the trials and tribulations of a couple who are unable to have a child attempting to convince an adoption panel they are suitable parents.

Facebook beats out Apple with exclusive AR glasses display buy

Monday March 30, 2020

Facebook has forged a big deal with an AR display manufacturer to build a future augmented reality glasses platform with Plessey, a company that was once a rumored target of an Apple buyout.

Lowest price: $350 off Apple's latest 13" MacBook Pro w/ 4 Thunderbolt 3 ports (now $1,449)

Monday March 30, 2020

Month-end price wars are heating up on Apple MacBook Pros, with the current 13-inch MacBook Pro featuring a 2.4GHz processor now $350 off, matching the lowest price ever at multiple Apple resellers.

Pixelmator Pro 1.6 adds new selection and color tools, boosts performance

Monday March 30, 2020

A new update to Mac image editing app Pixelmator Pro revamps how colors are chosen, adds an improved selection tool, and increases performance.

'iPhone 12' at less risk of late release than future products because of coronavirus

Monday March 30, 2020

A new report into Foxconn's financial situation suggests that it isn't the "iPhone 12" at risk for a later than expected release, but Apple products currently in development for future years will be affected by the COVID-19 outbreak the most.

Comparing the 11-inch versus 12.9-inch 2020 iPad Pro

Sunday March 29, 2020

The new 2020 iPad Pros are powerful, stunning, and better than ever. We take a closer look at both sizes of the 2020 iPad Pro to see what the differences are in specs as well as what it is really like to use the larger or smaller versions.

Here's how to help your favorite Mac or iOS developer during Indie Support Weeks

Sunday March 29, 2020

You too can help app developers in this difficult time, by trying out their Mac and iOS apps. It's a great and important cause, plus you will find app gems you didn't know about.