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Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Apple's iOS 15 to reportedly use facial recognition to validate ID cards

Apple's iOS 15 to reportedly use facial recognition to validate ID cards

Code discovered in the latest iOS 15 beta reveals Apple is working on a security system for its upcoming digital ID card feature that relies on pictures of a user's face for identity verification.

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Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Apple greenlights 'For All Mankind' season four, Writers Guild suggests

Apple greenlights 'For All Mankind' season four, Writers Guild suggests

An updated Writers Guild of America webpage suggests Apple has authorized a fourth season of Apple TV+ sci-fi hit "For All Mankind," a show that is currently in the midst of shooting season three.

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VideoEverything new in iOS 15 beta 4: Safari redesign changes, MagSafe battery support, more

Everything new in iOS 15 beta 4: Safari redesign changes, MagSafe battery support, more

Apple's latest iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 betas are here. We walk through all of the new changes including the controversial Safari redesign, MagSafe Battery Pack support, Shortcut actions, new icons, and more.

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New energy regulations prompt Dell to stop sales of high-performance PCs in six states

New energy regulations prompt Dell to stop sales of high-performance PCs in six states

Six U.S. states have implemented new regulations on high-performance PCs, saying the energy-hungry computers contribute to increased utility fees and green house gas emissions.

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ExclusiveDeals: save up to $200 on 2020 13" MacBook Pros, plus $60 off AppleCare

Deals: save up to $200 on 2020 13

AppleInsider readers this week can save $75 to $200 on every 2020 13-inch MacBook Pro at Adorama with exclusive coupon discounts. Plus, save $60 on AppleCare and get an additional 5% back with the new Edge Credit Card. Total savings can reach upward of $440 off the latest notebooks bundled with AC and the Edge financing promotion.

Twitter acquires news summary startup Brief, iOS app to shut down

Twitter acquires news summary startup Brief, iOS app to shut down

Twitter has acquired news aggregator and summary service Brief, with the latest bulletin in the startup's iOS app scheduled for July 31.

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Apple's Cook says 5G rollout still in 'early innings'

Apple's Cook says 5G rollout still in 'early innings'

Apple CEO Tim Cook believes that 5G is still in its 'early innings' and that the iPhone will continue to grow thanks to demand for the technology.

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Apple makes its own components only when it can 'do something better'

Apple makes its own components only when it can 'do something better'

Apple CEO Tim Cook says the company decides to design its own components, rather than sourcing third-party parts, if it concludes that it can "do something better."

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Apple sees positive customer reaction to App Tracking Transparency

Apple sees positive customer reaction to App Tracking Transparency

Apple CEO Tim Cook said the company is seeing "quite a bit" of positive reaction from customers to its App Tracking Transparency privacy feature.

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Switchers, upgraders boost Q3 iPhone growth to 52%

Switchers, upgraders boost Q3 iPhone growth to 52%

Apple saw 52% growth in iPhone sales for the third fiscal quarter of 2021, which Tim Cook puts down to the popularity of 5G in the iPhone 12 range around the world.

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Ongoing supply constraints could affect iPhone, iPad in September quarter

Ongoing supply constraints could affect iPhone, iPad in September quarter

Apple is warning that it expects ongoing supply constraints and shortages to affect sales of the iPhone and iPad lineups in the upcoming September quarter.

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Apple increases China earnings by nearly 60% in June quarter

Apple increases China earnings by nearly 60% in June quarter

Apple's earnings for Greater China in Q3 2021 were up 58.2% from the same time in 2020, rising to $14.76 billion.

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Apple services revenue breaks quarterly record on 33% growth

Apple services revenue breaks quarterly record on 33% growth

The Apple services segment grew by 33% to a new record high in the third fiscal quarter of 2021 thanks to continued emphasis on subscriptions like Apple TV+ and Apple Arcade.

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Apple's Mac and iPad sales break quarterly records

Apple's Mac and iPad sales break quarterly records

Apple's Mac product lineup hit a new record high in the June quarter, and the company says iPad had the highest June quarter by revenue in nearly a decade.

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Apple's wearables revenue surpasses Mac and iPad in Q3

Apple's wearables revenue surpasses Mac and iPad in Q3

After trailing behind both the Mac and iPad sales in Apple's last quarter, revenue from wearables including Apple Watch have now exceeded both.

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FeatureNotes of interest from Apple's Q3 2021 earnings report and conference call

Notes of interest from Apple's Q3 2021 earnings report and conference call

Apple posted the financial results from its second fiscal quarter of 2021 on Tuesday, breaking all of the company's third fiscal quarter records with $81.4 billion in revenue. Following are the notes of interest from both the report and the subsequent analyst conference call, with remarks from Apple CEO Tim Cook and CFO Luca Maestri.

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Apple's record $81.4 billion Q3 obliterates Street expectations

Apple's record $81.4 billion Q3 obliterates Street expectations

Apple earned a record $81.4 billion in revenue for the third fiscal quarter of 2021, blowing past analyst expectations on the back of across-the-board growth in all major product categories.

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Apple contractor repair depot described as a 'sweatshop' by workers

Apple contractor repair depot described as a 'sweatshop' by workers

A repair depot contracted by Apple to fix consumers' broken hardware has been called a "sweatshop" by employees, with the workers claiming unhealthy work environments and impossible quotas.

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Fourth macOS Monterey beta brings Live Text to Intel-based Macs

Fourth macOS Monterey beta brings Live Text to Intel-based Macs

The fourth beta version of macOS Montere brings the new Live Text feature to Intel-based Macs, suggesting that the previous M1 requirement will no longer apply.

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iPad Air could sport dual-camera, 'iPad mini 6' won't change says leaker

iPad Air could sport dual-camera, 'iPad mini 6' won't change says leaker

Apple's upcoming fifth-generation iPad Air could be based on the same chassis as the company's 11-inch iPad Pro, while the "iPad mini 6" and ninth-generation iPad may not see any design changes.

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Apple pulled from list of NAB Show 2021 attendees

Apple pulled from list of NAB Show 2021 attendees

Apple's return to the NAB Show after a ten-year absence is in doubt, after the trade show's website removed a mention of Apple as one of the companies taking part in 2021.

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Apple seeds fourth iOS 15, iPadOS 15, tvOS 15, watchOS 8 betas

Apple seeds fourth iOS 15, iPadOS 15, tvOS 15, watchOS 8 betas

Apple has shifted to the fourth generation of betas for its milestone operating systems, with new versions of iOS 15, iPadOS 15, tvOS 15, and watchOS 8 available for testing by developers.

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Apple issues fourth developer beta for macOS Monterey

Apple issues fourth developer beta for macOS Monterey

Apple has provided developers with the fourth beta build of macOS Monterey for testing, ahead of its expected release in the fall.

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'The Morning Show' COVID-19 delay spawns $44M lawsuit against insurer

'The Morning Show' COVID-19 delay spawns $44M lawsuit against insurer

The production company behind the Apple TV+ series "The Morning Show" has sued an insurance company for $44 million, over the insurer's failure to pay out for COVID-19 delays in production.

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Thousands of undeclared Apple AirPods Pro, Apple Watches seized at Mumbai airport

Thousands of undeclared Apple AirPods Pro, Apple Watches seized at Mumbai airport

More than 6,000 AirPods Pro were seized by the customs department at the Mumbai International Airport in a consignment of undeclared goods.

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Antitrust action the biggest threat to Apple shares, analyst says

Antitrust action the biggest threat to Apple shares, analyst says

Antitrust and government regulatory action represent some of the biggest risks to Apple, which reports earnings on Tuesday, according to an analyst at D.A. Davidson & Co.

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Best deals for July 27 - MagSafe charging, Samsung Smart Monitor, and more!

Best deals for July 27 - MagSafe charging, Samsung Smart Monitor, and more!

Tuesday's best deals include $600 of a Sony 55-inch 4K TV, $600 off a 49-Inch Curved Samsung Monitor, iTunes movie sales, and more.

TipsHow to use Live Text on iOS 15

How to use Live Text on iOS 15

Live Text on iOS 15 lets you take text out of photos you took years ago — or that you haven't taken yet at all. Here's what it's capable of, plus what you can do when it doesn't quite work as it should.

Apple Watch 'black box' algorithms unreliable for medical research [u]

Apple Watch 'black box' algorithms unreliable for medical research [u]

Apple's use of algorithms to analyze data may be an issue for medical research, after a Harvard professor discovered inconsistencies in data from one Apple Watch accessed at different times.

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Paramount+ and Showtime bundle reactivates for some prior subscribers

Paramount+ and Showtime bundle reactivates for some prior subscribers

While it still isn't open to new subscribers, it appears Apple's Paramount+ and Showtime bundle has been reactivated for some previous subscribers.

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Mark Ronson talks pleasures and problems in making 'Watch the Sound' for Apple TV+

Mark Ronson talks pleasures and problems in making 'Watch the Sound' for Apple TV+

"Watch the Sound with Mark Ronson" host reveals the series came from Apple TV+ asking for a "techy, geeky" series for music fans.

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Zens 4-in-1 wireless charger powers MagSafe iPhones and three other devices

Zens 4-in-1 wireless charger powers MagSafe iPhones and three other devices

Zens has launched a 4-in-1 wireless charger, an all-in-one charging station that provides power to a MagSafe-equipped iPhone, Apple Watch, AirPods, and a fourth device at the same time.

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Master & Dynamic releases MW08 Sport true wireless earbuds and premium Qi charging pad

Master & Dynamic releases MW08 Sport true wireless earbuds and premium Qi charging pad

Following the launch of its MW08 true wireless earbuds, Master & Dynamic is back with the MW08 Sport that boasts even more features including wireless charging and optional foam ear tips.

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Australians can add digital health insurance cards to Apple Wallet

Australians can add digital health insurance cards to Apple Wallet

Australian iPhone users will be able to use their mobile devices as part of their healthcare experience, with HICAPS practitioners in the country now accepting digital health insurance cards held in Apple Wallet.

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Apple continues plans for Touch ID embedded within displays

Apple continues plans for Touch ID embedded within displays

Apple is continuing research on ways for a sensor to be included inside a display, needed to bring back Touch ID without a visible button.

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Static charge could give iPhone displays friction-based haptics

Static charge could give iPhone displays friction-based haptics

A future iPhone or iPad may provide users with more touch-centric haptic feedback, by using electrostatic layers to create points of friction on the display that a user could sense with their finger.

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Apple invites some macOS Big Sur users to try Monterey's Safari redesign

Apple invites some macOS Big Sur users to try Monterey's Safari redesign

Through the Safari Technology Preview, Apple is inviting selected users to try out the new browser redesign without joining the macOS Monterey beta program.

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Monday, July 26, 2021

Elon Musk takes jabs at Apple during Tesla earnings call

Elon Musk takes jabs at Apple during Tesla earnings call

Tesla CEO Elon Musk took two potshots at Apple during a quarterly earnings conference call on Monday, noting the batteries in his company's cars use less cobalt than devices made by the tech giant.

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Apple ceases iOS 14.6 code signing, blocks downgrades from iOS 14.7 and above

Apple ceases iOS 14.6 code signing, blocks downgrades from iOS 14.7 and above

Apple on Monday stopped signing code for iOS 14.6 following the release of iOS 14.7 last week and iOS 14.7.1 today, meaning users are now unable to downgrade to the previous operating system version.

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