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Today Marks the 20th Anniversary of Steve Jobs Introducing the iPod

In what has become one of the most defining moments in Apple's history, today marks the 20th anniversary of Steve Jobs introducing the original iPod at a small press event at the Town Hall auditorium at Apple's former Infinite Loop headquarters. Above is a snapshot of what Apple's website looked like on October 23, 2001, the day the iPod was announced, courtesy of the Wayback Machine. Our news story covering the original iPod's announcement is still live on our website, and the comment secti...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Ipad, Mac, Rumors, Tony Fadell, Town Hall


Today Marks the 20th Anniversary of the iPod

In what has become one of the most defining moments in Apple's history, today marks the 20th anniversary of Steve Jobs introducing the original iPod at a small press event at the Town Hall auditorium at Apple's former Infinite Loop headquarters. Above is a snapshot of what Apple's website looked like on October 23, 2001, the day the iPod was announced, courtesy of the Wayback Machine. Our news story covering the original iPod's announcement is still live on our website, and the comment secti...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Ipad, Mac, Rumors, Tony Fadell, Town Hall


U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Investigating Apple and Other Tech Companies

Apple is facing yet another investigation by U.S. regulators, this time from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). The CFPB, which is investigating the business practices of companies operating payment systems, today announced that it has asked Apple, Google, Facebook, Amazon, PayPal, and Square to provide details on their consumer data practices. The CFPB is seeking information that will help it better understand how the tech companies "use personal payments data and manage data a...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Google, Ipad, Mac, Rumors, CFPB, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Rohit Chopra, Apple Google Facebook Amazon PayPal


Ransomware Group That Stole Apple's MacBook Pro Schematics Taken Offline in Multi-Country Operation

Back in April, Ransomware group REvil attacked Apple supplier Quanta Computer and was able to steal schematics outlining the design of the 14 and 16-inch MacBook Pro models that were announced earlier this week. The schematics did indeed leak the design of the new machines, and at the time, REvil threatened to release other documents should Apple not pay a ransom fee of $50 million by May 1. The situation fizzled out just days later, and REvil mysteriously removed all documents and extortion ...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Ipad, Mac, United States, Rumors, East Coast, Reuters, Quanta Computer


AppleCare+ for New 16-Inch MacBook Pro Costs $399

AppleCare+ for the new 16-inch MacBook Pro is priced at $399, which is a $20 increase over the cost of ‌AppleCare‌ for the prior-generation 16-inch model. ‌AppleCare‌+ for the 14-inch MacBook Pro is priced at $279, which is a $10 increase over the cost of ‌AppleCare‌+ for the prior-generation 13-inch Intel machine. Those who are picking up one of the new M1 Pro or ‌M1‌ Max MacBook Pro models may want to consider ‌AppleCare‌+ given the high price of the machines and the fact that they are the...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Ipad, Mac, Intel, Rumors, Macbook Pro, Apple Card, Max MacBook Pro


Hyper Launches 27,000 mAh 245W Battery Pack for $149

Known for its range of battery pack options and other Apple accessories, Hyper just recently launched its newest products, the HyperJuice 245W USB-C Battery Pack and 245W GaN charger. Hyper says that the 245W GaN Charger and Battery Pack are more powerful than four 61W chargers because at 245W, it's capable of charging up to four laptops at the same time. The Battery Pack features four 100W USB-C ports and it can provide a maximum of 245W for various devices. So you can charge four 61W MacBo...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Ipad, Mac, Rumors, Indiegogo, MacBook Air, Macbook Pro


Apple VideoPad Device Scrapped by Steve Jobs Headed to Auction

Bonhams today announced that it will be auctioning several rare prototype Apple devices on November 3, including an unreleased VideoPad. The VideoPad was intended to be a personal digital assistant (PDA) device similar to Apple's Newton MessagePad series, with Apple testing three versions of the device between 1993 and 1995, including the VideoPad 1, VideoPad 2, and VideoPad 3, according to Bonhams. The auction company says the VideoPad 2 headed to auction is the only surviving concept protot...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Ipad, Mac, Steve Jobs, John Sculley, Palo Alto, Rumors, Newton, Bonhams, Videopad


Apple's New $19 Polishing Cloth is Sold Out Until Late November

Alongside the 14 and 16-inch MacBook Pro models, Apple introduced a $19 "Polishing Cloth" that's designed to be used with Apple devices. Made from a "soft, nonabrasive material," the cloth is suitable for Apple displays, including the nano-texture glass of the Pro Display XDR. It's also suitable for use with the mini-LED display of the new MacBook Pro models and all manner of iPhones, iPads, and Macs. Those who were hoping to get a Polishing Cloth with their MacBook Pros and who have not alr...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Ipad, Mac, Rumors, Macbook Pro


Apple Releases Polishing Cloth for $19

Apple today released a microfiber Polishing Cloth accessory, designed for cleaning the screens of Apple devices, for $19. Although today's "Unleashed" Apple event focused on the Mac in terms of hardware with a screen, Apple tables an expansive "compatibility" list on the Polishing Cloth's store page, featuring iPhone, iPad, Mac, iPod touch, and Apple Watch models dating back several years. Apple usually advises caution when cleaning its nano-texture glass option on the Pro Display XDR and 27...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Ipad, Mac, Rumors, Apple Store, HomePod


This Week Marks the 20th Anniversary of the iPod and 30th Anniversary of the PowerBook

Apple's virtual "Unleashed" event coincides with two major Apple product anniversaries this week, including the 20th anniversary of the original iPod being announced and the 30th anniversary of the original PowerBook's introduction. Steve Jobs unveiled the original iPod on October 23, 2001 at a small press event at Apple's former Infinite Loop headquarters. Jobs famously pitched the iPod as offering "1,000 songs in your pocket" and compared the device's "ultra-portable" size to a standard dec...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Ipad, Mac, Steve Jobs, Rumors, Las Vegas, Macbook Pro


Apple Joins Blender's Development Fund to Support 3D Graphics Tool

Blender today announced that Apple has joined the Blender Development Fund to support continued development of the free open source 3D graphics tool. Alongside a contribution to the Development Fund, Apple will provide engineering expertise and additional resources to Blender and its broader development community to help support Blender artists and developers, according to the announcement. Blender CEO Ton Roosendaal said the announcement means that "macOS will be back as a complete supporte...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Ipad, Mac, Rumors, Gpu, Ton Roosendaal, Development Fund


Apple Pledges Support for 3D Graphics Tool Blender

Blender today announced that Apple has joined the Blender Development Fund to support continued development of the free open source 3D graphics tool. Alongside a contribution to the Development Fund, Apple will provide engineering expertise and additional resources to Blender and its broader development community to help support Blender artists and developers, according to the announcement. Blender CEO Ton Roosendaal said the announcement means that "macOS will be back as a complete supporte...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Ipad, Mac, Rumors, Gpu, Ton Roosendaal, Development Fund


Over The Last 14 Years, iPhone Prices Have Gone Up More Than 80%

Since its launch in 2007, the price of the iPhone has gone up more than 80% around the world, according to a new study that looked at ‌iPhone‌ prices all over the world and their increase and decrease over the years. According to the study conducted by Self, since its launch in 2007 and subsequent annual upgrades, the price of iPhones has increased more than 80%, now costing over $400 more on average to buy in countries around the world compared to the original ‌iPhone‌. Since its US launch...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Ipad, Mac, US, United Arab Emirates, Rumors


Datamine Suggests More Characters Coming to Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl

A datamine of the recently released Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl has potentially revealed an extended roster of characters, with one of the developers also issuing a relatively lax response to the leak. The datamine was posted to a Reddit thread and a YouTube video, detailing character images and voice clips announcing new characters: Angelica Pickles Avatar […]
Tags: Games, Steam, Playstation, Avatar, Leak, Xbox, Reddit, Rumors, Anime, Pc Gaming, Fighting Games, Xbox Series X, Nickelodeon All Star Brawl, Angelica Pickles Avatar


Widespread Power Outages in China Have Apple Suppliers 'Scrambling' to Keep Production on Track

Apple suppliers in China are scrambling to keep production on track ahead of the busy holiday season in the face of widespread power outages in the country, according to a new report from Nikkei Asia. Widespread power outages in China are reigniting a push by tech manufacturers to shift production away from Asia's biggest economy, with suppliers to Apple, Amazon and others scrambling to keep production on track ahead of the busy holiday season. At a midsize electronics accessories maker in Zho...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Ipad, Asia, Mac, China, Nikkei, Bloomberg, Rumors, Apple Amazon, Widespread Power Outages, Zhongshan Guangdong Province


Metroid Prime 1 Rumored for Nintendo Switch

Three noted sources have reported that Metroid Prime 1 is coming to the Nintendo Switch, likely around the anniversary of Metroid Prime’s release, November 17th. Such news will surely earn the release countless purchases from fans wishing to play the classic on a modern console (if the game is actually real). VentureBeat reporter Jeff Grubb […]
Tags: Games, Nintendo, Rumors, Anime, Remastered, Metroid, Jeff Grubb, Nintendo Switch


Apple Responds to Report Saying Company's Health Team Has Faced Several Internal Issues

Apple CEO Tim Cook has previously stated that Apple's greatest contribution to mankind will be related to health, but Insider's Blake Dodge today reported that the company's health team has faced internal issues and a series of high-level departures. The report, based on conversations with 11 current and former Apple employees and the review of dozens of documents, claims that Apple's health team has faced organizational problems that have left the group "without clear direction and strugglin...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Ipad, Mac, Tim Cook, Rumors, Apple Watch, Jeff Williams, BLAKE DODGE


Leaker Suggests Hogwarts Legacy Update Coming Soon

A leaker with a “proven track record” teased some incoming information about Hogwarts Legacy, the anticipated open-world RPG set in the Harry Potter universe, explaining that more information would be in either October, or during December’s Game Awards. The tweet showing the exchange: Millie A leaked the upcoming Wolverine game a few days before the […]
Tags: Games, Usa, Xbox One, Playstation, Leak, Xbox, Rumors, Harry Potter, Anime, RPG, Pc Gaming, Hogwarts, Xbox Series X


Apple Ends iPhone 8 Logic Board Repair Program That Started in 2018

Apple today ended a program that offered customers with possibly defective iPhone 8 models with a free repair for their logic board, which in some cases caused the device to restart and become unresponsive. The program officially launched in August of 2018 and targeted a "very small percentage" of ‌iPhone‌ 8 devices that may have had a defective logic board. According to Apple, at the time, affected models were sold between September 2017 and March 2018 in China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Mac...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Ipad, Mac, Rumors, China Hong Kong India Japan Macau New Zealand, Logic Board Repair Program That Started


Nintendo Switch Online Still Possibly Getting Game Boy Titles

With the announcement that Nintendo 64 and Sega Genesis games are coming to Nintendo Switch Online, fans were left wondering whether or not Game Boy and Game Boy Color titles would be joining them, as previously rumored. Tom Phillips of Eurogamer sent out a tweet insisting that his source confirmed that Game Boy and Game […]
Tags: Games, Nintendo, Rumors, Anime, Retro, Gameboy, Online Gaming, Tom Phillips, Nintendo Switch, Nintendo Switch Online


New Konami Rumor Suggests “Reimagined” Reboot of Castlevania Coming

There has been a nonstop cavalcade of rumors floating about the Internet regarding Konami for quite a while and yet another has now surfaced, as it is rumored the once mighty company is now “rebooting” the Castlevania franchise, which will serve as a “reimagining”. It is suggested that this reboot is happening within Konami’s internal […]
Tags: Games, Rumors, Anime, Retro, Remakes, Konami, Metal Gear, Castlevania


Apple Offering Free AirPods With iPhone 12 Purchase in India to Celebrate Diwali

Apple is offering customers in India free AirPods with the purchase of an iPhone 12 or an iPhone 12 mini in celebration of the upcoming Diwali festival, which starts on November 4. Apple's promotion will kick off on Thursday, October 7, and last year, it was highly popular with supplies selling out in just a couple of hours. According to Apple, the deal will be available from October 7 to November 4, though it's not clear how long supplies will hold up this year. There is limited stock avail...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Ipad, Mac, India, Rumors, Diwali


Apple to Announce Q4 2021 Earnings on October 28

Apple today updated its investor relations page to announce that it will share its earnings results for the fourth fiscal quarter (third calendar quarter) of 2021 on Thursday, October 28. The fourth quarter earnings call will provide some insight into the early sales of the new iPhone 13 models and the new iPad options, giving us our first hints into how 2021 sales compared with 2020 sales. Apple again declined to provide guidance for the fourth quarter of 2021 during its third quarter earni...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Ipad, Mac, Rumors


Rumored Resident Evil 3: Nemesis Edition Supposedly Has New Areas, Enemies, Cutscenes

There is a rumor floating about the Internet suggesting Capcom is intending to release an upgraded version of the Resident Evil 3 remake called Resident Evil 3: Nemesis Edition, which will come with new areas, enemies, and cutscenes, but at the cost of a full-priced game, sure to have some feeling less than enthusiastic considering […]
Tags: Games, Horror, Rumors, Anime, Remakes, Capcom, Resident Evil


Apple Releases iOS 12.5.5 Update for Older iPhones

Apple today released an iOS 12.5.5 update for older iPhones and iPads that are not able to run the current version of iOS, iOS 15. The update can be downloaded over-the-air by going to the Settings app, tapping on "General," and selecting the "Software Update" option. There's no word yet on what's included in the iOS 12.5.5 update, but according to Apple's release notes, it is a security update that addresses vulnerabilities with CoreGraphics, WebKit, and XNU. Apple says that it has received...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Ipad, Mac, Rumors, XNU Apple


Apple Releases iOS 12.5.5 Update for Older iPhones With Fix for Zero-Day Exploit

Apple today released an iOS 12.5.5 update for older iPhones and iPads that are not able to run the current version of iOS, iOS 15. The update can be downloaded over-the-air by going to the Settings app, tapping on "General," and selecting the "Software Update" option. There's no word yet on what's included in the iOS 12.5.5 update, but according to Apple's release notes, it is a security update that addresses vulnerabilities with CoreGraphics, WebKit, and XNU. Apple says that it has received...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Ipad, Mac, Rumors, Catalina, Bleeping Computer, NSO Pegasus, XNU Apple


Apple Giving Retail Employees Up to a $1,000 One-Time Bonus

Apple is planning to give its Apple Store employees one-time bonuses amounting to up to $1,000, reports Bloomberg. The bonuses will be provided to employees who have been working during the ongoing global health crisis. Retail employees who were hired before March 31, 2021 will be given $1,000, and employees who joined after that date will be given $500. Employees hired for the holiday shopping season will get $200. Apple plans to provide the bonuses to those who work in retail stores, those ...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Ipad, Mac, Bloomberg, Rumors, Apple Store, Apple Stores


Microsoft Debuts Magic Keyboard-Like Surface Laptop Studio and Surface Duo 2 Foldable Smartphone

Microsoft today announced several new additions to its Surface lineup, introducing an updated high-end Surface Laptop and a revised version of its Surface Duo foldable smartphone. The Surface Laptop Studio is Microsoft's "most powerful Surface" to date, and it replaces the Surface Book line of laptops. Rather than a removable display like prior models, Microsoft has adopted a design that looks rather similar to Apple's Magic Keyboard. The 14.4-inch display lifts up and can be pulled forward int...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Ipad, Microsoft, Mac, Intel, Rumors, Qualcomm, Intel Core


iMovie and Clips Apps for iOS Gain Support for iPhone 13 Features

Apple today updated iMovie and Clips with support for several new features that are set to be introduced alongside the iPhone 13 models. iMovie now supports Cinematic Mode and can be used to add, adjust, and delete focus points and modify the depth of field effect in Cinematic Mode video. Cinematic Mode is a feature that's available on all of the ‌iPhone 13‌ models, but footage can be edited on the iPhone XS or later, iPad mini 5 or later iPad Air 3 or later, and all iPad Pro models. The upd...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Ipad, Mac, Rumors


Apple Prompts Pre-Order Customers to 'Get Ready' for New iPhone 13 With iCloud Syncing and Trade-Ins

iPhone users who have pre-ordered an iPhone 13 model are seeing a new prompt in the Settings app that walks through the steps of preparing for a new device. Tapping on this prompt encourages users to make sure that iCloud syncing is enabled for all of their apps for a complete ‌iCloud‌ backup, offering up an option to turn on syncing for any app that doesn't have it on. The feature also explains how to use an existing ‌iPhone‌ to set up a new ‌iPhone‌ for a quick sign in process, and it offe...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Ipad, Mac, Rumors