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Apple's A12Z Under Rosetta Outperforms Microsoft's Native Arm-Based Surface Pro X

Apple's Developer Transition Kit equipped with an A12Z iPad Pro chip began arriving in the hands of developers this morning to help them get their apps ready for Macs running Apple Silicon, and though forbidden, the first thing some developers did was benchmark the machine. Multiple Geekbench results have indicated that the Developer Transition Kit, which is a Mac mini with an ‌iPad Pro‌ chip, features average single-core and multi-core scores of 811 and 2,871, respectively. As developer S...
Tags: Apple, Microsoft, Mac, Rosetta, Gpu, Qualcomm, Geekbench, Steve Troughton Smith, Apple Silicon

Ahead of WWDC, Apple Invites Some Developers to Attend Virtual Accessibility Session

Apple is inviting some developers to a special Accessibility session designed to teach them how iOS apps can take advantage of accessibility features built into the operating system, according to an email shared by developer Steve Troughton-Smith. The event, set to be held on April 23, will be an online session that takes place live, with developers able to ask questions and sign up for individual consultations. This is the first time Apple has held an online event where developers are able t...
Tags: Apple, Steve Troughton Smith, Apple Developer Program

Apple Testing New iMessage Features Such as Mentions and Retracting Messages, Could Extend to Mac App

Apple is testing new iMessage features internally, according to information obtained by MacRumors. While these features could potentially arrive as early as iOS 14, they could be held back until a later software update or perhaps never released. For starters, there is a new Slack-like mention system that would allow users to tag other contacts with their name like @Joe or @Jane. When you type the @ sign, a list of suggested contacts would appear. This would be particularly useful in busy group ...
Tags: Apple, Featured, Mac, Imessage, Messages, Catalina, Steve Troughton Smith, Ios 14, Messages for Mac

Apple now allows you to make universal purchases for Mac and iOS apps

It’s quite annoying when you have to pay two times to use the same app on Mac and iOS. Thankfully, you won’t have to do that anymore. Apple has added the ability for developers to enable universal purchases with the new XCode 11.4 beta dev tool. As developer Steve Troughton-Smith pointed out on Twitter, if this option is enabled by the app developer, you can purchase an app on iOS and use it on Mac, and vice versa. He also noted that this feature inclusion was unexpected, and was rumored for a r...
Tags: Apple, Startups, Mac, Steve Troughton Smith

Apple is making a big change to the way it tests new features for the iPhone after iOS 13's messy release (AAPL)

Apple is changing the way it tests future software updates for the iPhone, iPad, and other products following iOS 13's buggy release, according to Bloomberg. As part of the new process, testers will be able to turn off features that aren't working properly by default and re-enable them at will. That should make it easier for Apple's testers to use software builds that are in development more frequently so that they can better assess its performance. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more s...
Tags: Apple, US, Trends, Bloomberg, Mark Gurman, Mac Apple, Gurman, Steve Troughton Smith, Bloomberg Before

It sure looks like the iPad is getting mouse support with iOS 13

It goes without saying that Apple has dominated the tablet market, despite efforts from Google and Microsoft to have their say. But iPads lie in a sort of limbo for traditional productivity – better than a phone, but not quite as good as a laptop. A big reason for that is the lack of support for a proper mouse, but that may soon change. Several sources are reporting that Apple is working to add USB mouse support to iOS – perhaps as soon as iOS 13’s upcoming reveal during WWDC in June. These sour...
Tags: Apple, Google, Startups, Microsoft, Federico Viticci, MacStories, Steve Troughton Smith, Plugged

Strong Rumors Suggest One of iOS's Most Glaring Omissions Could Be Fixed

Strong rumors suggest iOS could finally be getting mouse input support and that it could be coming to the iPad Pro. The rumor comes courtesy of Federico Viticci of MacStories, who mentioned it on the Connected podcast. Developer Steve Troughton-Smith then confirmed the rumor on Twitter.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Ios, Ipad, Science, Apple rumors, Ipad Pro, Steve Troughton Smith, Federico Viticci of MacStories

iOS 13 will reportedly bring the iPad a step closer to replacing laptops

Apple has been touting the iPad as a viable laptop replacement for years, but the fact remains that iOS, in its current state, simply isn't all that well suited to the multitasking necessary to make it a true workstation. That's not to say that there aren't iPad owners out there who have made it work, but, personally, I'd be at a significant disadvantage were I to trade in my laptop for an iPad to do my job, for a wide variety of reasons.That might not be the case for much longer...
Tags: Apple, News, Troughton Smith, Federico Viticci, MacStories, McEnery Convention Center, Viticci, Steve Troughton Smith

Apple Will Likely Replace iTunes on macOS With Standalone Music, Podcasts, and TV Apps in Next Major Update

Developer and blogger Guilherme Rambo, writing for 9to5Mac: Fellow developer Steve Troughton-Smith recently expressed confidence about some evidence found indicating that Apple is working on new Music, Podcasts, and perhaps Books apps for macOS, to join the new TV app. I've been able to independently confirm that this is true. On top of that, I've been able to confirm with sources familiar with the development of the next major version of macOS -- likely 10.15 -- that the system will include sta...
Tags: Apple, Tech, Steven Troughton Smith, Guilherme Rambo, Steve Troughton Smith, Marzipan Apple

Daily News Roundup: Apple News+ Insecurity, Verizon’s Misleading 5G Commercials, and More

Things have been pretty quiet in terms of “big” stories over the last 24 hours, but there are still some interesting points to take a closer look at. Apple’s half-baked News+ service is a good one, as is Google’s feature gap on ChromeOS. Apple News: Turns Out News+ Isn’t Very Secure Apple launched News+ just two days ago, but it’s already been “hacked” to show that you can look at magazines without paying for a subscription. Oof. Known iPhone hackers Steve Troughton-Smith was able to pull ma...
Tags: Apple, Google, Crafts, Texas, Microsoft, Singapore, Ncaa, Dieter Bohn, Google Home, Steve Troughton Smith, Apple News Insecurity Verizon, Chris Caposella

The updated Apple News app kept crashing for some users this morning

Update: The issue appears to have been fixed. While you’ll have to wait for a not-yet-announced date to pay a not-yet-announced price for several of the subscription services that Apple announced yesterday, Apple News+ actually launched pretty quickly … and then started crashing. At least, that was my experience this morning after I updated my iPad to iOS 12.2, then reinstalled and opened the News app. The app started loading, then kicked me out a few seconds later. Then it did it again, and ...
Tags: Apple, Mobile, Apps, Media, Tech, Apple News, Matt Burns, Steve Troughton Smith, Ty Graham

Peek into an empty Steve Jobs Theater before tomorrow’s big Apple event

What are you up to this afternoon? If your answer is anything “watching the livestream of an empty Steve Jobs Theater,” honestly, I’m not sure how you call yourself an Apple fan. A day before the company’s event in Cupertino, Apple’s streaming video of what looks to be an empty theater, bathed in darkness, with some swirling psychedelic designs playing on the big screen. The whole thing is almost certainly a bid to drum up more interest a day out, as fan scramble to figure out if someone acc...
Tags: Travel, Apple, Entertainment, America, Netflix, Freddy, Cupertino Apple, Steve Troughton Smith

Apple’s streaming service could feature content from partners

A report from Bloomberg shares some of the details about the long-rumored video streaming service from Apple. The company should unveil this service at a press conference in Cupertino on March 25. While Apple has been working on a ton of original content for its new streaming service, Bloomberg says that most of them won’t be ready for the launch later this month. Apple will probably share some teasers on stage, but the launch lineup will mostly feature third-party content. Apple is probably ...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Gadgets, Entertainment, Tech, Bloomberg, Apple TV, Starz, Goldman Sachs, Cupertino, Hulu, Rumor, WSJ, Apple News, Apple Wallet, HBO Showtime

Will the iPod return in 2019?

I get a little giddy at the notion of another iPod. It’s almost entirely nostalgic, of course. And Apple long ago abandoned my own favorite, the definitely dea iPod Classic. The touch, on the other hand, just kind of faded away. “The king is gone, but he’s not forgotten,” Neil Young once sang. But 2019 could mark a sort of return for the final iteration of the beloved music device — which, toward the end more closely resembled a cellular-free iPhone than any of its predecessors. What form a ...
Tags: Apple, TC, Spotify, Tech, Ipod, Neil Young, Apple Music, Ipod Touch, Steve Troughton Smith

iOS 12.1 beta hints at new iPad Pro

iOS 12 is still brand new, but Apple is already testing iOS 12.1 with a developer beta version. Steve Troughton-Smith and Guilherme Rambo found references to a brand new iPad that would support Face ID. First, there are changes to Face ID. You can find references to landscape orientation in the iOS 12.1 beta. Face ID on the iPhone is limited to portrait orientation. Chances are you didn’t even notice this limitation because there’s only one orientation for the lock screen and home screen. But th...
Tags: Travel, Apple, Ipad, Gadgets, Facetime, Rumor, Ipad Pro, Ming Chi Kuo, Steve Troughton Smith

Apple iOS 12.1 beta update hints at landscape Face ID support for upcoming iPad Pro, iCloud syncing for Memoji

Apple released iOS 12.1 beta update earlier today and it suggests landscape Face ID support for upcoming iPad Pro models. Many rumors in the past suggested Apple would introduce Face ID support for iPads and in landscape orientation since unlocking in portrait mode would be inconvenient with a larger tablet form factor. iOS 12.1 also appears to coincide with a change to MFi game controllers to allow for clickable thumb sticks. Finally,. — Steve Troughton-Smith (@str...
Tags: Apple, Blogging, Rumors, Ipad Pro, MFI, Steve Troughton Smith, iOS 12.1

Apple accidentally leaked all the colors of the three upcoming iPhones, hours before its huge launch event (AAPL)

New details about the upcoming iPhones appear to have leaked on Apple's own website.  Several websites and coders dug into the Apple website's product sitemap and discovered the names, storage options, and colors of the upcoming devices.  The higher-end iPhone XS and XS Max are expected to come in space gray, silver, and gold, while the lower-cost iPhone XR is expected to come in six colors: black, white, red, yellow, coral, and blue.  Thanks to a leak from Apple's own website, we may now the...
Tags: Apple, California, Trends, Max, Aapl, Cupertino California, Steve Troughton Smith

Apple accidentally leaked all the colors of the 3 upcoming iPhones hours before its huge launch event (AAPL)

New details about the upcoming iPhones appear to have leaked on Apple's own website. Several websites and coders dug into the Apple website's product sitemap and discovered what appear to be the names, storage options, and colors of three new devices. The higher-end versions, which will apparently be called the iPhone XS and XS Max, are expected to come in space gray, silver, and gold, while the lower-cost iPhone XR is expected to come in six colors: black, white, red, yellow, coral, and blue....
Tags: Apple, California, Trends, Max, Aapl, Cupertino California, Steve Troughton Smith

Apple iPhone XS, XS Max with up to 512GB storage, iPhone Xr in 6 colors surface on official site ahead of today’s announcement

Apple is scheduled to introduce new iPhones along with low-cost MacBook Air, Apple Watch, AirPods 2, and more at an event later today. Ahead of the official announcement, product sitemap of Apple website has more or less confirmed that the rumored 6.5-inch iPhone will indeed be called iPhone XS and will be available in various colors up to 512GB storage options.  Not only do we know the product names from that sitemap, but all the available variants, sizes and colors. That's a lot of iPhone X...
Tags: Apple, Blogging, Rumors, MacBook Air Apple, Steve Troughton Smith, Apple Iphones

Looks like macOS 10.14 will have a new dark mode and an Apple News app

Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference is just a couple of days away, but some of the updates appear to have been revealed early. Specifically, developer Steve Troughton-Smith tweeted some screenshots this morning of what he said was macOS 10.14. And while the screenshots focused on Xcode 10, they also revealed a couple of bigger changes to the operating system. For one thing, it looks like the new version of macOS will include a more comprehensive dark mode — one that doesn’t just darken the m...
Tags: Apple, Startups, TC, Developer, App Stores, Mac App Store, Apple News, Xcode, Troughton Smith, macOS, Steve Troughton Smith

iMac Pro to feature Apple A10 Fusion coprocessor for Always-on ‘Hey Siri’ voice control

We have Apple’s iMac Pro launching before the year-end, though the HomePod is delayed. Thanks to developers Johnathan Levin and Steve Troughton-Smith, details regarding the iMac Pro has emerged. According to the information available via the BridgeOS 2.0 software package from Apple, it appears that iMac Pro will be powered by the A10 Fusion ARM coprocessor. This will mark the … Continue reading "iMac Pro to feature Apple A10 Fusion coprocessor for Always-on ‘Hey Siri’ voice control"
Tags: Apple, News, Siri, Blogging, Rumors, Steve Troughton Smith, Johnathan Levin

Apple doesn’t think the iPhone X needs any more RAM (and it’s probably right)

While the imminent iPhone X is sure to be Apple’s most powerful smartphone yet, apparently the company doesn’t think it needs any more RAM. The latest batch of iOS 11 leaks – courtesy of developer Steve Troughton-Smith – suggests the iPhone X will come with 3 GB of RAM, same as the current iPhone 7 Plus.The iPhone 8 Plus (formerly referred to as the 7S) will also feature 3 GB of RAM, while the smaller iPhone 8 will have ‘just’ 2 GB of RAM – again, just like the iPhone 7. RAM iPhone 8: 2GBiPhone ...
Tags: Apple, Startups, Insider, GB of RAM, Steve Troughton Smith

iOS 11 GM Leak Reveals Details on Face ID, Apple Pay, Wireless Charging, and A11 Chip in iPhone X (mac rumors)

Over the weekend, the iOS 11 golden master software leaked out, revealing a wealth of details about Apple's unreleased devices just days ahead of their official unveiling. New tidbits continue to come to light as developers dig through the software, and today we're hearing details on the new A11 processor in Apple's upcoming iPhone lineup, the Apple TV's resolution and 4K streaming requirements, and how Apple Pay will work with Face ID. There's also a confirmation that wireless charging is co...
Tags: Apple, News, Gm, Qi, Steve, Juli Clover, Guilherme Rambo, Steve Troughton Smith, Jeffrey Grossman

Names Of iPhone Lineup Revealed: iPhone X, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus

The latest iOS 11 firmware leak has apparently revealed the names of the devices in Apple’s upcoming iPhone lineup, according to iOS developer Steve Troughton-Smith. The 10th-anniversary OLED iPhone will be called the iPhone X, while the two other LCD models will be called the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, skipping the “s” series.  
Tags: Apple, News, Steve Troughton Smith

A bunch of details about the iPhone 8 were just confirmed by leaked Apple software (APPL)

A leaked version of Apple's iOS 11 software published by 9to5Mac on Friday confirms several key features coming to the iPhone 8, which Apple is expected to officially unveil on Tuesday, September 12. The blockbuster leak confirms previously reported details about the device, like a facial unlock system Apple calls Face ID, along with new features that haven't been previously reported. Here are the details: The facial recognition feature used to unlock the iPhone 8 will be called Face ID, accor...
Tags: Apple, Trends, Apple Watch, Steve Troughton Smith

Leaks Reveal New Features In Apple's Next iPhone

Though Apple officially unveils their newest iPhone on Tuesday, information is already leaking on the internet. Mashable: "Physically, it's expected to be about the same size as an iPhone 7, but with an edge-to-edge OLED display that's bigger than what is currently on the iPhone 7 Plus. It won't have a home button or Touch ID, and will likely use some kind of facial recognition tech to unlock." MacRumors cites a report from KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo suggesting facial recognition may j...
Tags: Apple, Tech, Cnet, Kgi Securities, Ming Chi Kuo, Troughton Smith, Steve Troughton Smith, Animoji

Designers and developers are reimagining how apps might look on the home button-less iPhone 8 (AAPL)

Developer Steve Troughton Smith has been digging inside the leaked iOS code Apple inadvertently released with the HomePod software, and found proof that the "iPhone 8" will replace the device's signature home button with a virtual key. Now, designers and developers are using Apple's schematics to recreate the iPhone 8 software's supposed appearance, as well as how apps might look when the virtual home button's area is added to the device's screen real estate at the bottom. How some of ...
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iPhone 8: everything we know from Apple's big software leak

Apple’s HomePod firmware is full of clues about its next smartphone. Here’s an exhaustive list, from all-screen design to a new SmartCam A week of analysing a leak from Apple has revealed many details about what the company’s next iPhone will look like, as well as information on some of its key features. From facial recognition to a smart camera system and a screen that fills the front, this is what the iPhone 8, “iPhone X” or “iPhone Pro” will probably look like.Two developers, Steve Troughton-...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Technology, Smartphones, Mobile Phones, Telecoms, Computing, Guilherme Rambo, Steve Troughton Smith

New iPhone To Have Tap to Wake, Attention Detection, and Virtual Home Button, Says Report

HomePod's firmware has revealed several new features coming to the upcoming iPhone, such as a tap to wake function, facial expression and attention detection, and virtual home button. "Apple accidentally released the firmware over the weekend resulting in a frenzy of analysis about previously unknown features," reports The Verge. From the report: Developers including Steve Troughton-Smith and Guilherme Rambo have been tweeting their findings, notably the discovery of the new iPhone's bezel-less ...
Tags: Apple, Tech, Steve Troughton Smith

Facial recognition and no home button for iPhone 8

The developers who yesterday discovered that details about Apple's upcoming iPhone 8 were visible in the code for the company's HomePod speaker have found more features.Steve Troughton-Smith, a developer from Ireland, and Guilherme... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Apple, Business, Ireland, Guilherme, Steve Troughton Smith