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Apple's Anti-Reflective Coating Repair Program Still in Effect for Some MacBooks With New Mail-In Policy

In an internal memo obtained by MacRumors, Apple recently informed its network of Apple Authorized Service Providers that mail-in repair is now required for Mac notebooks with anti-reflective coating issues in the United States. The new policy went into effect January 4, 2021 and means that customers who take an eligible 12-inch MacBook or MacBook Pro exhibiting this issue to an Apple Authorized Service Provider will have their notebook mailed to a centralized Apple depot for the repair to be...
Tags: Apple, United States, Anti-reflective Coating, MacRumors Apple, Apple Authorized Service, Apple Authorized Service Providers


Apple Starts Accepting Developers Into Small Business Program

Apple has started contacting eligible developers to inform them that they have been accepted into the Small Business Program, which allows developers to benefit from significantly reduced App Store fees. In November, Apple announced the Small Business Program, which sees ‌App Store‌ fees slashed to just 15 percent for developers earning under one million dollars per calendar year. Developers have been able to sign up to the Small Business Program since Thursday, December 3, and according to e...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Ipad, Mac, Rumors, App Store, MacRumors Apple, Small Business Program


Apple Responds to Facebook's Anti-Tracking Criticism, Says Users Deserve Control and Transparency

Apple has responded to Facebook's criticism over an upcoming iOS 14 privacy measure — specifically a change that will require users to grant permission for their activity to be tracked for personalized advertising purposes starting early next year. In a statement provided to MacRumors, Apple said "we believe that this is a simple matter of standing up for our users," adding that "users should know when their data is being collected and shared across other apps and websites — and they should h...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Featured, App Store, Facebook Apple, MacRumors Apple, App Store Apple, API Facebook, Apple Last Apple


Top Stories: Redesigned MacBook Pro in 2021, MagSafe Duo Released, HomePod Mini vs. Competition

You'd think news and rumors would be settling down a bit as we get into December, but that certainly wasn't the case this week as we saw quite a bit of both. On the rumor front, the big one was a fresh report from analyst Ming-Chi Kuo reiterating that Apple is planning for two redesigned MacBook Pro models next year featuring Apple Silicon and Mini-LED displays, with Mini-LED trickling down the MacBook Air in 2022. MacRumors also obtained an internal memo for Apple service providers suggestin...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Featured, Mac, Top Stories, Lightning, MacBook Air, Apple Store, Amazon Echo, Pacific Time, Ming Chi Kuo, MacRumors Apple, Kuo, MacBook Pros, Ming Chi Kuo He


Top Stories: Apple M1 Macs and HomePod Mini Launch, iOS 14.2.1 Bug Fixes for iPhone 12, App Store Fee Changes (mac rumors)

It was a week full of unboxings this week, with Apple's new M1-based Macs and the HomePod mini making their way into customers' hands for the first time. We're seeing impressive performance from all of the new products, and it'll be super interesting what Apple is able to do with its higher-powered Macs as the transition to Apple Silicon continues. This week also saw the release of a special iOS 14.2.1 update for the iPhone 12 lineup to address a few early bugs on those devices, and Apple...
Tags: Apple, News, Intel, MacBook Air, App Store, MacRumors Apple, App Store Apple, Google Home, MacRumors Staff, MacRumors Newsletter Each, Apple Silicon, Apple Silicon Macs, Siri HomeKit


Top Stories: Apple M1 Macs and HomePod Mini Launch, iOS 14.2.1 Bug Fixes for iPhone 12, App Store Fee Changes

It was a week full of unboxings this week, with Apple's new M1-based Macs and the HomePod mini making their way into customers' hands for the first time. We're seeing impressive performance from all of the new products, and it'll be super interesting what Apple is able to do with its higher-powered Macs as the transition to Apple Silicon continues. This week also saw the release of a special iOS 14.2.1 update for the iPhone 12 lineup to address a few early bugs on those devices, and Apple ann...
Tags: Apple, Featured, Intel, Top Stories, MacBook Air, App Store, MacRumors Apple, App Store Apple, Google Home, MacRumors Newsletter Each, Apple Silicon, Apple Silicon Macs, Siri HomeKit


Apple Investigating Display Issues With iPhone 12 Models, Including Flickering and Green/Gray Glow

In an internal document obtained by MacRumors, Apple has acknowledged an issue with some iPhone 12 displays exhibiting flickering, a green or gray glow, or other unintended lighting variations under some conditions. In the document, shared with Apple Authorized Service Providers this week, Apple says that it is aware of customer reports related to this issue and is investigating. Apple has advised technicians to avoid servicing affected iPhones, at least for now, and instead inform customers ...
Tags: Apple, Featured, MacRumors Apple, Apple Authorized Service Providers, Iphone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, Green Gray Glow


Apple Announces November 10 Event

According to MacRumors, Apple has announces a November 10 Event. Best guess it is to introduce the new Macs and/or Silicon Macs. .....
Tags: Apple, Books, Apple Devices, MacRumors Apple, Event Best


Apple might not include earbuds with your iPhone 12

By removing the power brick from the Apple Watch 6 box, Apple all but confirmed that it might not supply a power adapter with the iPhone 12. Now, a code change in iOS 14.2 suggests that you might not get wired earbuds with the lightning port in the box either. As reported by MacRumors, Apple made a minor change in a recent update to the iOS codebase, changing “supplied headphones” to “headphones” in the section that mentions suggestions to reduce RF exposure. The new text reads: To reduce exposu...
Tags: Apple, Startups, MacRumors Apple, Plugged


Apple's 'Close Your Rings' Employee Challenge Back On

Apple in February typically hosts a company wide fitness challenge for employees at its corporate and retail offices around the world, tasking employees with closing all three of their Apple Watch Activity rings every day of the month. The challenge normally takes place in February to coincide with Heart Month, but this year it was delayed amid the ongoing public health crisis that had people remaining in their homes for the early months of the year. According to an Apple employee that spoke...
Tags: Apple, MacRumors Apple, Apple Watch Activity, Activity Challenge


Kuo: 'AirPods 3' Expected to Use Similar System-in-Package Technology as AirPods Pro

Apple's third-generation AirPods will adopt a compact system-in-package (SiP) solution similar to AirPods Pro, according to the latest research note from TF International Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, obtained by MacRumors. Apple is expected to launch new entry-level ‌AirPods‌ with a form factor design similar to ‌AirPods Pro‌ in the first half of 2021, and Kuo's latest note advances his earlier prediction by underlining the need for SiP technology to integrate the earbuds' audio features ...
Tags: Apple, Ming Chi Kuo, MacRumors Apple, Kuo, AirPods, TF International Securities, AirPods Pro, Ming Chi Kuo TF International Securities, Huanxu Electronics, Shin Zu Shing


WWDC20 Rumor Report Card: Leaked iOS 14 Features, Arm-Based Macs, and More

WWDC was held online this year, but it was still packed with announcements, including iOS 14, iPadOS 14, macOS Big Sur, watchOS 7, tvOS 14, and Apple confirming its long-rumored plans to transition to its own custom-designed processors for future Macs. Sadly, there was no sight of a redesigned iMac, but that is still on the table for later this year. With so many rumors shared every week, it can be hard to remember exactly what was leaked ahead of a particular Apple event. For that reason, we...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Ipad, Spotify, Mac, Bloomberg, Taiwan, Rumors, Bmw, Mark Gurman, Cnbc, Ian King, WWDC Apple, Ming Chi Kuo, MacRumors Apple


Apple is expected to announce new iPhone features at its big event today— here's what we expect to see in iOS 14 (AAPL)

Apple's iOS 14 iPhone update will bring a bunch of new changes, including new apps for fitness and augmented reality and a new iPhone home screen, according to leaks from 9to5Mac and MacRumors. Apple is also expected to make improvements to iMessage and the Apple Pencil with its next big software update as well.  All told, if the rumors turn out to be accurate, it sounds like Apple will make some improvements to its own apps as it usually does, while also setting the stage for newer areas of i...
Tags: Apple, Google, Microsoft, Samsung, Trends, Bloomberg, Tim Cook, Apple Watch, Google Maps, Earpods, Apple Pencil, MacRumors Apple, Safari Apple, Bixby Vision, Google Lens, Starbucks Non Apple


Apple's next big iPhone upgrade may be right around the corner — here's everything we're expecting to see (AAPL)

Apple's iOS 14 iPhone update will bring a bunch of new changes, including new apps for fitness and augmented reality and a new iPhone home screen, according to leaks from 9to5Mac and MacRumors. Apple is also expected to make improvements to iMessage and the Apple Pencil with its next big software update as well.  All told, if the rumors turn out to be accurate, it sounds like Apple will make some improvements to its own apps as it usually does, while also setting the stage for newer areas of i...
Tags: Apple, Google, Microsoft, Samsung, Trends, Bloomberg, Tim Cook, Google Maps, Earpods, Apple Pencil, MacRumors Apple, Safari Apple, Bixby Vision, Google Lens, Starbucks Non Apple


Apple's First MacBook Pro With a Retina Display Will Become 'Obsolete' in 30 Days

If you are still hanging on to a Mid 2012 model of the 15-inch MacBook Pro with a Retina display, and require a new battery or other repairs, be sure to book an appointment with a service provider as soon as possible. In an internal memo today, obtained by MacRumors, Apple has indicated that this particular MacBook Pro model will be marked as "obsolete" worldwide on June 30, 2020, just over eight years after its release. In a support document, Apple notes that obsolete products are no longer ...
Tags: Apple, Macbook Pro, Retina Macbook Pro, MacRumors Apple, Vintage And Obsolete


Apple Assisting Authorized Repair Shops With COVID-Related Expenses

NoMoreACs writes: According to an article from MacRumors, Apple is helping offset increased costs incurred by their third-party Authorized Repair Shops due to the COVID-19 forced closures and other COVID-related expenses, such as cleaning supplies and personal protective equipment. The retroactive reimbursements will come in the form of increased payouts for repairs and will remain in effect depending on each country's (and I assume localities') Stay-at-Home orders. And for those who don't think...
Tags: Apple, Tech, MacRumors Apple, Authorized Repair Shops


Apple Assisting Authorized Repair Shops With COVID-Related Expenses

In an internal memo last week, obtained by MacRumors, Apple has indicated that it will assist its third-party repair partners around the world with COVID-19-related expenses, such as cleaning supplies and personal protective equipment. All eligible Apple Authorized Service Providers will receive a subsidy from Apple by way of increased payouts for each completed repair. The subsidy is retroactive and the length it is offered will depend on stay-at-home guidelines in each country. Service prov...
Tags: Apple, MacRumors Apple, AASP, Apple Authorized Service, Apple Authorized Service Providers, COVID-19 Coronavirus


Bloomberg: 5G iPhones to Feature Flat Edges and Slimmer Notch, Smaller HomePod and AirTags Also Coming This Year

Apple's refreshed iPhone lineup will add 5G to as many as four new models, at least two of which will have flat stainless steel edges and a flat screen, similar in design to its latest iPads, reports Bloomberg this morning. This year’s successors to the iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max will be joined by two lower-end models to replace the iPhone 11. At least the two high-end devices will have flat stainless steel edges instead of the current curved design as well as more sharply rounded corn...
Tags: Apple, Featured, China, Bloomberg, Bloomberg.com, Ming Chi Kuo, MacRumors Apple, MacBook Pro Apple, Notably Apple, HomePod, Iphone 12, AirTag Apple


Apple Providing Subsidies to Authorized Service Providers That Offer Repairs on Pickup and Drop-Off Basis

In an effort to encourage social distancing, Apple has indicated that it will provide subsidies to Apple Authorized Service Providers that offer product repairs on a pickup and drop-off basis in the United States and Canada. In an internal memo shared with Apple Authorized Service Providers, obtained by MacRumors, Apple said it will provide $20 for each iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, or Beats repair and $25 for each Mac repair that is completed on a pickup and drop-off basis. Apple stressed that ...
Tags: Apple, China, Canada, United States, MacRumors Apple, Apple Stores, AASP, Apple Authorized Service Providers


Apple Adding Some 2013 and 2014 MacBook Air and MacBook Pro Models to Vintage Products List at End of April

In an internal memo obtained by MacRumors, Apple has indicated that the following 2013 and 2014 models of the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro will be added to its vintage and obsolete products list on April 30:MacBook Air (11-inch, Mid 2013) MacBook Air (13-inch, Mid 2013) MacBook Air (11-inch, Early 2014) MacBook Air (13-inch, Early 2014) MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2014)Apple defines vintage products as those that were last manufactured more than five years ago. While vintage products were previ...
Tags: Apple, MacBook Air, MacRumors Apple, Apple Stores, Vintage And Obsolete


Apple Acknowledges Personal Hotspot Issues Affecting Some iOS 13 and iPadOS 13 Users

In an internal document distributed to Apple Authorized Service Providers this week, obtained by MacRumors, Apple has acknowledged that some iOS 13 or iPadOS 13 users may experience issues with Personal Hotspot. Apple has told Authorized Service Providers to expect customers who are unable to connect to a Personal Hotspot or experience frequent disconnection from one. Customers may also experience general issues with data performance. Some users have been reporting problems with Personal Hot...
Tags: Apple, Gm, Hotspot, MacRumors Apple, Apple Authorized Service Providers, Authorized Service Providers


Apple to Provide Maximum Payouts to Authorized Technicians for Qualifying Repairs Through April Amid COVID-19

In an internal memo to Apple Authorized Service Providers, obtained by MacRumors, Apple has indicated that its network of authorized repair shops will receive maximum payouts for qualifying product repairs for the months of March and April, regardless of performance metrics. Apple is making this move to ensure that its authorized technicians are financially supported amid the challenging COVID-19 pandemic. Apple also told its technicians that it supports their decisions and encourages them to...
Tags: Apple, China, MacRumors Apple, AASP, Apple Card, Apple Authorized Service Providers, COVID-19 Coronavirus, AASP COVID


Now is the worst time to buy a new Apple laptop (AAPL)

Apple is expected to launch a couple of new laptops in the coming months, including MacBook Pro and Air models that include the company's recently redesigned keyboard. Apple may also release new laptops based on its own custom chips for the first time in late 2020 or early 2021, reports analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. If your laptop is still working well enough but you're starting to think about a replacement, it's worth waiting a few months if you can to at least decide if Apple's new options would be ...
Tags: Apple, Trends, Intel, Macbook, MacBook Air, Macbook Pro, Ming Chi Kuo, MacRumors Apple, Kuo, Apple Watch Apple, TF International Securities, Bloomberg Kuo, MacBook Pro and Air, MacBook Air New MacBooks


Apple's next big iPhone update could bring 2 major features people have been wanting for years — here's everything we know about it so far (AAPL)

Apple's iOS 14 iPhone update will bring a bunch of new changes, including new apps for fitness and augmented reality, mouse support, and a new iPhone home screen, according to leaks from 9to5Mac and MacRumors. Apple is also expected to make improvements to iMessage and the Apple Pencil with its next big software update as well.  All told, if the rumors turn out to be accurate, it sounds like Apple will make some improvements to its own apps as it usually does, while also setting the stage for ...
Tags: Apple, Samsung, Trends, Bloomberg, Tim Cook, Google Maps, Earpods, Apple Pencil, MacRumors Apple, Bixby Vision, Google Lens, Starbucks Non Apple


Today at Apple Sessions in Seattle and San Francisco Bay Areas Canceled Due to Coronavirus

Apple has canceled all of its Today at Apple sessions in Apple retail locations in Seattle and the San Francisco Bay Area, two of the places in the United States that are seeing some of the worst coronavirus outbreaks. Searching for Today at Apple sessions in the SF Bay Area or around Seattle provides results that say there are currently no classes available. Apple has also canceled all Field Trip programs, which allowed teachers to take students to Apple Stores. Apple sent out notices to st...
Tags: Apple, Featured, Washington, United States, Italy, Seattle, Apple Store, San Francisco Bay, Apple Retail, San Francisco Bay Area, MacRumors Apple, China Apple, SF Bay Area, Apple Stores Apple, Italy South Korea, COVID-19 Coronavirus


It looks like Apple sent care packages containing iPads, hand sanitizer, and food to China employees on lockdown

Apple appears to have sent care packages containing iPads, hand sanitizer, food and more to its staff in China who are on lockdown thanks to the coronavirus outbreak. As first reported by MacRumors, Apple staff have posted about receiving the packages on Chinese microblogging site Weibo. On Friday, a Weibo account called "Apple Express" posted a picture of a letter from the tech giant passing on "best wishes" to affected employees. The packages appear to have been sent to Apple staff in Hubei,...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Cook, China, US, Trends, Italy, Tim Cook, Switzerland, Beverly Hills, Jeff Bezos, Weibo, Hubei, MacRumors Apple, Amazon Facebook


Apple just launched 3 new iPhones, but it already sounds like the company has big plans for next year (AAPL)

Apple will likely add 5G support to its 2020 flagship iPhones, according to early reports and rumors. Other than 5G connectivity, the phones are said to feature a more advanced 3D camera and other benefits that will arrive on the 2019 models. The addition of 5G could boost demand for Apple's new iPhones as customers are upgrading their smartphones less often. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Apple only just launched the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro, but that hasn't stopped u...
Tags: Apple, Samsung, Trends, Bloomberg, Intel, Barclays, Qualcomm, Samsung Qualcomm, Ming Chi Kuo, MacRumors Apple, Kuo, Blayne Curtis, 9to5Mac Kuo, TF International Securities


Aperture dies the true death in Apple’s next macOS update

Aperture was a great application for editing photos back in the day, but it hasn’t been supported by Apple for years. You can, however, still run it on the latest Macs, should you need to. But that won’t be the case for long, the company has announced. In a support page pointed out by MacRumors, Apple explains that “for technical reasons, Aperture will not run in future versions of macOS after macOS Mojave.” What exactly those technical reasons are only Apple knows, but it isn’t hard to imagi...
Tags: Apple, TC, Tech, Aperture, Lightroom, MacRumors Apple, macOS


Three Things to Know About the New Apple Pencil (mac rumors)

Last week, Apple introduced a second-generation Apple Pencil that magnetically attaches to the new iPad Pro. It also features automatic pairing, wireless charging, tap to wake, double-tap to switch drawing tools, a more seamless design with no Lightning connector or cap, and a matte rather than glossy finish. As the new Apple Pencil begins to arrive to customers around the world, we've learned some additional details about the drawing tool:Unlike the original, the second-generation Apple Pe...
Tags: Apple, News, United States, Qi, Apple Pencil, Joe Rossignol, MacRumors Apple


Apple is blocking third-party repairs on new Mac computers

A lot of us rely on third-party repair shops when our Macs go bust. But according to a report by MacRumors, Apple’s new security chip (called T2) will prevent any component replacements in the new MacBook Pros and iMac Pro from non-authorised repair centers. An internal document – distributed to Apple Authorized repair centers – obtained by MacRumors suggests that after replacing components, a ‘system configurations’ software checks if the replaced parts are authentic. After a T2-equipped Apple ...
Tags: Apple, Startups, Insider, MacRumors Apple, MacRumors, MacBook Pros, Apple Service Toolkit