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Apple Suppliers Worried About iPhone Demand, Production Ramp-Up for New iPhones Reportedly Postponed

Most of the factories in China that supply devices and components to Apple are back to churning out products, but Apple suppliers are said to be worried about how much demand there will be for the current iPhone models and the new iPhones expected in t…

Zoom Updates iOS App to Stop Sending Data to Facebook

Zoom, a video conferencing app that many people are using at the current time to keep in touch with coworkers while working from home, was sending data to Facebook without disclosing the data sharing to customers.

As of today, Zoom has updated its…

Apple Offering Curated Collections of TV Shows, Podcasts, Books, Movies and More Aimed at Families

Across the United States and other countries, adults and children alike are stuck in their homes for work, school, and more amid the ongoing pandemic, so Apple has is offering a collection of curated content across all of its apps that’s aimed at famil…

Apple Offering Curated Collections of TV Shows, Podcasts, Books, Movies and More Aimed at Families

Across the United States and other countries, adults and children alike are stuck in their homes for work, school, and more amid the ongoing pandemic, so Apple has is offering a collection of curated content across all of its apps that’s aimed at famil…

Chris Lattner Talks Swift, WWDC and More on This Week's ATP Podcast

Chris Lattner, known for his work on Xcode and Swift during his time at Apple, this week joined the Accidental Tech Podcast (ATP) hosted by Marco Arment, Casey Liss, and John Siracusa.

In a two hour and thirty minute long conversation, Lattner and the ATP team talked about Swift, the work that went into preparing for WWDC while he was at Apple, Apple’s 2020 digital WWDC event, and more.

Lattner said that he’s very interested to see how Apple handles the online version of WWDC, which is set to take place sometime in June.

Apple’s a very strategic and very smart company and has a lot of very smart people. I’m sure they’re looking at how to turn this into a new opportunity and what new things they can do with the format and how they can delight people in new ways.

As to whether the virtual WWDC event might result in physical WWDC events canceled in future years, Lattner speculated that it was a wait and see kind of situation.

I think that if they do WWDC virtually this year and it sucks then it’s probably going to go physical again. I don’t know. I would wager that it doesn’t return to its original format. If it does, if there is an in-person event, I think it will be significantly different than what the historical events have been.

Chris Lattner was at Apple for 11 years before he left in 2017, and he also spent time at Tesla working on autopilot software and at Google working on TensorFlow. He’s now the SVP of Platform Engineering at SiFive.

Lattner’s full discussion about WWDC, TensorFlow, SiFive, Swift, and more can be listened to on the web.

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Apple Watch Series 6 Could Feature Touch ID Fingerprint Sensor, Pulse Oximetry and Sleep Tracking Support

The upcoming Apple Watch Series 6 set to be released this fall could include a Touch ID fingerprint sensor built into the crown of the device, according to Israeli site The Verifier, which cites “senior sources” who have worked with its staff for a “nu…

MacRumors Giveaway: Win an Explorer 1000 Portable Power Station From Jackery

For this week’s giveaway, we’ve teamed up with Jackery to offer MacRumors readers a chance to win an Explorer 1000 Portable Power Station, which is Jackery’s highest-capacity power station option. Jackery makes a range of UL-certified power stations at…

A12Z Bionic Chip in iPad Pro Allegedly a Renamed A12X With Extra GPU Core Enabled

Apple’s new 2020 iPad Pro models are equipped with an A12Z Bionic processor that’s remarkably similar to the A12X chip in the 2018 ‌iPad Pro‌ models, offering little in the way of performance improvements.

The A12Z does, however, feature…

Apple Extends Deadline for Several Upcoming App Requirements for Developers

Apple today announced that it is extending several deadlines that will eventually require apps to be built on SDKs designed for the most recent iOS and watchOS updates and incorporate iOS 13 features.

Apple will not require developers to meet the b…

Apple Offering 90-Day Free Trials for Final Cut Pro X and Logic Pro X

Apple is offering new free trial options for Final Cut Pro X and Logic Pro X, its video and audio editing software designed for professional projects, giving customers 90 days to try them out prior to a purchase.

The new longer trial options will …

Apple Offering 90-Day Free Trials for Final Cut Pro X and Logic Pro X

Apple is offering new free trial options for Final Cut Pro X and Logic Pro X, its video and audio editing software designed for professional projects, giving customers 90 days to try them out prior to a purchase.

The new longer trial options will …

Hands-On With the New $999 MacBook Air

Alongside new iPad Pros last week, Apple also refreshed the MacBook Air, adding more storage, faster 10th-generation processors, and an updated keyboard. We picked up one of the new machines to take a look at some of the upgrades added in the 2020 upda…

iOS Vulnerability Prevents VPNs From Encrypting All Traffic

A vulnerability affecting iOS 13.3.1 and later prevents virtual private networks (VPNs) from encrypting all traffic, allowing some internet connections to bypass encryption, potentially exposing users’ data and IP addresses.

A screenshot from Proton…

Apple Updates 'Apple Developer' App With New Video Features Ahead of Digital WWDC

Apple today updated its Apple Developer app to add new features related to video watching and sharing. The Apple Developer app was formerly known as the WWDC app, and it is where content from this year’s digital WWDC event will be accessible to developers.


Today’s update introduces multiple playback speeds for watching videos, an option to interact with full video transcripts, and a feature for sharing stories from the Discover tab and viewing them on the web.

Thank you for your feedback. This release allows you to:

– Watch videos at multiple playback speeds.

– Interact with the full video transcripts.

– Share stories from the Discover tab and view them on the web.

You’ll also see accessibility improvements, and other enhancements and bug fixes

Apple hasn’t yet provided details on when its digital-only WWDC event will be held, but it will take place sometime in June with an online keynote event to unveil new versions of iOS, iPadOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS.

The Apple Developer app can be downloaded from the App Store for free. [Direct Link]

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Moment Pro Camera for iOS Gains New Time-Lapse Mode

Moment today updated its Pro Camera app to version 4.0, introducing a new time-lapse feature that’s designed to be simple to use, combining time-lapse setting intervals with slow shutter options.

Pro Camera users can select the intervals, the numb…

Apple Releases Safari Technology Preview 103 With Bug Fixes and Performance Improvements

Apple today released a new update for Safari Technology Preview, the experimental browser Apple first introduced four years ago in March 2016. Apple designed the Safari Technology Preview to test features that may be introduced into future release vers…

GameClub Now Allows Up to 12 Family Members to Play Classic iOS Titles With One $4.99 Subscription

Subscription-based iOS gaming service GameClub today announced new changes aimed at families who are stuck at home, expanding the number of family members that can use a single subscription.

Up to 12 players can use GameClub’s family sharing featu…

Hands-On With the New 2020 12.9-Inch iPad Pro

Apple last week announced new 11 and 12.9-inch iPad Pro models, and as of today, the new iPads are arriving to customers. We picked up one of the new 12.9-inch models and checked it out to see just what’s new and whether it’s worth buying.

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T-Mobile Now Lets Customers Use Apple Pay to Pay Bills Online and in App

T-Mobile has added Apple Pay support to its website and the T-Mobile app, allowing customers to pay their monthly cellular bills using Apple’s payments service.

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MacRumors readers and users on Reddit started noticing the change toda…

Apple Considering Delaying iPhone 12 Launch 'by Months'

Apple is preparing to delay the launch of the 2020 iPhones expected to be equipped with 5G technology, according to sources with knowledge of Apple’s plans that spoke to Japanese news site Nikkei.


Apple has reportedly held internal discussions about the possibility of delaying the launch “by months” over fears of how well iPhones would sell in the current situation, and supply chain sources also believe that “practical hurdles” could push back the launch date, which was scheduled for September.

“Supply chain constraint aside, Apple is concerned that the current situation would significantly lower consumer appetite to upgrade their phones, which could lead to a tame reception of the first 5G iPhone,” said a source with direct knowledge of the discussion. “They need the first ‌5G iPhone‌ to be a hit.”

Apple is monitoring the outbreaks in the United States and Europe and assessing whether a delay might be necessary. A final decision could be made around May at the latest, with Apple perhaps waiting to finalize the timetable for the launch until the work from home order for its employees is lifted.

Apple this week told employees that it planned to extend the worldwide work from home order until April 8, with stores to begin opening once again in mid-April on a staggered basis. MacRumors heard from a source this morning that stores in the United States will not be among the first opened.

Nikkei says that the engineering development of the 2020 iPhone lineup has been affected by travel restrictions to the United States, China, and elsewhere. Apple was meant to work with suppliers to develop a “more concrete prototype” for the new iPhones in early March, but had to delay the collaboration until the end of the month before postponing it again. Suppliers believe that given where Apple is in the engineering process, the possibility of a delay “is looming.”

Some suppliers have, however, been told to defer their mass production schedules for about two to three months.

“We have been notified to start shipping in big volumes to meet Apple’s new product launch by the end of August, instead of like in previous years, when it would be sometime in June,” said a supplier of components related to printed circuit boards. “The change was made very recently, and that could imply that the mass production of the phone could also be delayed for months.”

At this time, suppliers have not been notified of a possible change in the production timeline and Apple is urging many of them to make up for time lost due to recent disruptions. “We are not giving up yet,” said one of the sources that spoke to Nikkei. “We are doing whatever we can to sort the issue out.”

Apple’s discussions are said to be in the early stage, and the fall launch is not “completely off the table” yet. In a worse case scenario, though, the ‌5G iPhone‌ could be postponed until 2021.

A recent report from Bloomberg suggested that the iPhone 12 models are still on course for a fall launch despite disruptions to Apple’s supply chain, and Foxconn this week said that it now has enough workers to meet “seasonal demand.”

Rumors have indicated that Apple is working on four new ‌iPhone‌ models for 2020, which will be available at various price points. All models are expected to have 5G capabilities and A14 chips, and higher-end models are expected to be equipped with new 3D camera systems like the LiDAR Scanner in new iPad Pro models.

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