Apple’s Most Devoted Fans Once Again Take Center Stage in a New Edition of ‘The Cult of Mac’

Back in 2004, then-Wired editor Leander Kahney published The Cult of Mac, a photo-filled book containing an array of anecdotes about fans, collectors, and others with special connections to Apple and the Mac. While Kahney took the opportunity to add a chapter on the iPod when the book was published …

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New iPhones Access Location Info When Settings are Disabled Due to Ultra Wideband, Toggle Coming in Future Update

Earlier this week, security researcher Brian Krebs found that the new iPhone 11 Pro models access user location data even when all apps and system services on the iPhone are set to not request the data. Krebs told Apple that he had found a possible privacy bug as this presumably …

Apple Shares the ‘Best of 2019’ Highlighting Top Apps and Games, Plus First Apple Music Awards

Apple today hosted an event in New York City where the company announced its annual “best of” lists, highlighting the best apps, games, and music that were favorites of the year. After sharing details with members of the media, Apple released all of its top picks in a new article …

Apple Launches New Smart Battery Cases for the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max

Apple today launched new battery cases for the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max, with the new cases available for $129. This year’s Smart Battery Cases are similar in style to the Battery Cases that were made available for the iPhone XR, XS, and XS Max, …

Apple Breaks Ground on New $1 Billion Campus in Austin, Texas

Apple today announced the start of construction on its new 133-acre campus in Austin, Texas. Apple has broken ground on its new $1 billion, 3-million-square-foot campus. The campus will initially house 5,000 employees, with the capacity to grow to 15,000, and is expected to open in 2022. “With the construction …

Apple Student Discount Guide: Savings for Students and Teachers

If you’re a student or a teacher, you should know that Apple offers educational discounts on a variety of Apple products, along with cheaper Apple Music subscriptions and more. This guide provides details on the educational benefits that you can get from Apple as a student or a teacher along …

Apple Teams Up With 100cameras to Teach Chicago Students iPhone Photography Using iPhone 11

Apple this fall partnered with 100cameras, a nonprofit organization that aims to teach photography to adolescents, providing participating students at DRW College Prep in Chicago with the new iPhone 11. 100cameras teaches the students how to use photography to tell their own stories about growing up in Chicago, using the …

Apple to Hold Media Event on December 2 ‘Honoring Favorite Apps and Games of 2019’

Apple today send out invites for a surprise media event that’s set to be held on Monday, December 2 in New York City, at 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Invitation image via Lance UlanoffAccording to the media invitations, Apple will be honoring its “favorite apps and games of 2019.” There is …

Apple’s New 16-Inch MacBook Pro to Replace Current 15-Inch Model, Will Cost ‘About the Same’

Apple’s upcoming 16-inch MacBook Pro is set to replace the current 15-inch ‌MacBook Pro‌, which is priced starting at $2,399, according to a new report from Bloomberg. The new 16-inch machine, which will be the largest laptop Apple has offered for sale since the 17-inch ‌MacBook Pro‌ was discontinued, will …

YouTuber Compares Original 2007 iPhone to New iPhone 11 Pro

Popular YouTuber MKBHD today shared a video that compares Apple’s original iPhone released in 2007 with the new 2019 iPhone 11 Pro, which was released 12 years later. The video goes over details like camera quality, design, feature set, and more, offering an interesting look at just how much the …

Apple Announces Expanded Employee Benefits for New Parents

Apple today announced a new employee benefit that’s designed to ease the transition back to work for new parents, expanding on the 16 weeks of leave that parents are already provided with an additional four-week grace period. Apple’s head of retail and human resources shared details on the changes with …

Facebook’s “video selfie” test is to weed out bots

When we first heard the news that Facebook may be testing out a “video selfie” as part of a facial recognition-based identify verification, a lot of people were concerned of course. The social media giant has not been the greatest at protecting our personal information and so having that kind …

Apple Commits $2.5 Billion to Fight California Housing Crisis

Apple on Monday announced that it would commit $2.5 billion to easing a housing shortage that has seen property prices skyrocket across California. Apple’s commitment includes $1 billion in affordable housing investments, $1 billion in mortgage assistance for first-time homebuyers, and $300 million worth of Apple land opened up to …

Apple Seeks Tariff Waivers on iPhone Components, Apple Watch, AirPods and More

Apple has asked the United States government to exclude Apple Watch, AirPods, HomePod, iPhone components, and other devices and parts imported from China from the 15 percent tariff that went into effect on September 1, reports Bloomberg. Apple filed for exclusions on 11 products or components on Thursday, which was …

Apple Promotes Multiple Senior Directors to Vice President Roles

Over the course of the last few weeks, Apple has promoted several of its senior directors and given them vice president titles, reports Bloomberg. Paul Meade has been promoted to vice president of hardware engineering, while Jon Andrews is Apple’s new vice president of software engineering. Meade has been leading …

ShopRunner Offers Free Two-Day Shipping From Select Retailers When Using Apple Pay

ShopRunner, a paid membership service that offers free two-day shipping from dozens of online brands, today announced that it is offering its shipping service free to customers who check out with Apple Pay at some ShopRunner retailers. ShopRunner’s service normally costs $79 per year, but it is a perk offered …

Images of New Smart Battery Cases for iPhone 11 and 11 Pro Found in iOS 13.2

Apple is working on new Smart Battery Cases designed for the iPhone 11 and 11 Pro according to assets found by MacRumors in the latest version of iOS 13. There are three different model numbers for the battery cases, and each battery case image found by MacRumors has a slightly …

AirPods Pro Launching on October 30 for $249

Apple today announced that it is releasing new AirPods Pro earbuds on October 30. As rumored, updated new accessory features an all new-design with an AirPods-style shape and rubber ear tips to support active noise cancellation technology, along with a $249 price point. “AirPods are the best-selling headphones in the …

Widespread AT&T Voicemail Outage Affecting iPhone Users in the US

Swathes of AT&T customers in the U.S. are said to be experiencing problems accessing voicemail, based on reports on social media and the network’s support forums. The issues have apparently been going on for several weeks, but while AT&T says it’s aware of the problem, the company hasn’t yet provided …

Apple Sets ‘Aggressive’ 2022 Deadline to Bring Custom 5G Modems to iPhones

Apple has reportedly set an aggressive 2022 deadline to develop in-house 5G modems as part of a system-on-a-chip (SoC) design to be used in future iPhones and iPads, claims a new report today. According to Fast Company, Apple plans to have completed all the development, testing, and certification necessary by …