This week's top stories: Completely wireless iPhone in 2021, App Store awards, Mac Pro, more

THIS WEEK'S TOP STORIES: COMPLETELY WIRELESS IPHONE IN 2021, APP STORE AWARDS, MAC PRO, MORE

In this week's top stories: Ming-Chi Kuo details the 2020 and 2021 iPhones, Apple reveals its 2019 App Store awards, Peloton launches...

HomeKit support for IKEA's smart blinds delayed until ‘early next year'

HOMEKIT SUPPORT FOR IKEA'S SMART BLINDS DELAYED UNTIL ‘EARLY NEXT YEAR'

IKEA's Fyrtur and Kadrilj smart blinds are now widely available in retail stores, but they notably lack HomeKit support in their current...

 
 
 
Comment: Should Apple add more granular security settings to iCloud Photos?

COMMENT: SHOULD APPLE ADD MORE GRANULAR SECURITY SETTINGS TO ICLOUD PHOTOS?

A few weeks ago, I discussed how I wanted to see Apple build-out options to secure specific iCloud Drive folders with Face ID/PIN code...

All-new Apple Hillsdale reopens in San Mateo

ALL-NEW APPLE HILLSDALE REOPENS IN SAN MATEO

Apple's holiday gift for the Bay Area is a brand-new store. The relocated and redesigned Apple Hillsdale reopened this weekend in San...

 
 
 
New Mac Pro and Pro Display XDR orders start on December 10, Apple announces

NEW MAC PRO AND PRO DISPLAY XDR ORDERS START ON DECEMBER 10, APPLE ANNOUNCES

Apple this evening has sent an email blast announcing that the new Mac Pro and Pro Display XDR will be available to order on December...

Apple details upcoming ‘Apple Card Monthly Installments' feature for 0% iPhone financing

APPLE DETAILS UPCOMING ‘APPLE CARD MONTHLY INSTALLMENTS' FEATURE FOR 0% IPHONE FINANCING

During Apple's most recent earnings call in October, Tim Cook teased that Apple Card would soon be adding 0% financing for iPhone purchases....

 
 
 
Vodafone UK now bundling Apple TV 4K with select broadband + mobile plans

VODAFONE UK NOW BUNDLING APPLE TV 4K WITH SELECT BROADBAND + MOBILE PLANS

UK telecom provider Vodafone has announced this week that it is now bundling the Apple TV 4K with its Vodafone Together plans. This...

Apple says a software update is coming to fix 16-inch MacBook Pro ‘popping' speakers

APPLE SAYS A SOFTWARE UPDATE IS COMING TO FIX 16-INCH MACBOOK PRO ‘POPPING' SPEAKERS

As speculated, it seems that the “popping” speakers problem that some 16-inch MacBook Pro users are experiencing is a software-related...

 
 
 
Apple Work: Setapp for Teams provides an affordable alternative to the Mac App Store with Jamf integration

APPLE WORK: SETAPP FOR TEAMS PROVIDES AN AFFORDABLE ALTERNATIVE TO THE MAC APP STORE WITH JAMF INTEGRATION

One of the most significant changes in enterprise IT over the last decade has been with Software as a Service going from the minority...

Carrier documents confirm iOS 13.3 will be released next week

CARRIER DOCUMENTS CONFIRM IOS 13.3 WILL BE RELEASED NEXT WEEK

With iOS 13.3 promised for a release this fall with features like Communication Limits in Screen Time, there wasn't exactly much time...

 
 
 
AAPL cruises to all-time high as overall US stock market sees gains

AAPL CRUISES TO ALL-TIME HIGH AS OVERALL US STOCK MARKET SEES GAINS

As the DJIA ended the week over $28,000 and the overall US stock market saw solid gains after Thanksgiving weekend, AAPL ended the...

How to quickly see and download Family Purchases on iPhone and iPad

HOW TO QUICKLY SEE AND DOWNLOAD FAMILY PURCHASES ON IPHONE AND IPAD

Want to check what your family has downloaded from the App Store or iTunes Store or add it to your own device? Follow along for how...

 
 
 
Apple releases macOS Catalina 10.15.2 beta 4 for developers

APPLE RELEASES MACOS CATALINA 10.15.2 BETA 4 FOR DEVELOPERS

Apple has made the fourth developer beta of macOS Catalina 10.15.2 available today. more...

Apple Park holding special ‘Neighborhood Open House' with Toys for Tots drive in California

APPLE PARK HOLDING SPECIAL ‘NEIGHBORHOOD OPEN HOUSE' WITH TOYS FOR TOTS DRIVE IN CALIFORNIA

Apple is opening its doors to nearby residents with an open house scheduled for December 14 at Apple Park that includes a Toys for...

 
 
 
9to5Mac Happy Hour 254: Apple award season, 16-inch MacBook Pro experience, no Lightning port iPhone future

9TO5MAC HAPPY HOUR 254: APPLE AWARD SEASON, 16-INCH MACBOOK PRO EXPERIENCE, NO LIGHTNING PORT IPHONE FUTURE

IPhone 11 has a privacy concern, Ming-Chi Kuo forecasts a whole new wave of iPhone releases with major changes, Zac takes the Apple...

IPhone 9 could be the new ‘SE 2' in 2020, source claims

IPHONE 9 COULD BE THE NEW ‘SE 2' IN 2020, SOURCE CLAIMS

We've been learning more about the new budget iPhone that Apple's expected to launch next spring. While reliable Apple analyst Ming-Chi...

 
 
 
Best Buy Apple sale delivers Black Friday pricing on iPads, more + $5 4K movie sale

BEST BUY APPLE SALE DELIVERS BLACK FRIDAY PRICING ON IPADS, MORE + $5 4K MOVIE SALE

Best Buy's latest 3-day Apple sale highlights this episode of the 9to5Toys Lunch Break. There's also $160 off iPad Air and a new $5...

MacBook Pro Diary: Buying the 16-inch MacBook Pro, mostly for the wrong reasons

MACBOOK PRO DIARY: BUYING THE 16-INCH MACBOOK PRO, MOSTLY FOR THE WRONG REASONS

I wasn't expecting to be buying the 16-inch MacBook Pro this year. To me, it seemed too small an upgrade to justify replacing a three-year-old...

 
 
 
Uber safety report: 9 murders, 58 crash deaths and 3,045 sexual assaults

UBER SAFETY REPORT: 9 MURDERS, 58 CRASH DEATHS AND 3,045 SEXUAL ASSAULTS

The first ever Uber safety report has revealed an alarming number of serious and fatal incidents in 2018. These include nine murders,...

Reports of Apple TV+ shows no longer playing in Dolby Vision on Apple TV 4K

REPORTS OF APPLE TV+ SHOWS NO LONGER PLAYING IN DOLBY VISION ON APPLE TV 4K

Many people are reporting that Apple TV+ shows are no longer playing in Dolby Vision on Apple TV 4K , instead reverting to less-sophisticated...

 
 
 



The Galaxy S11 leaks in a test mule case, flaunting a Samsung-exclusive...

The Galaxy S11 leaks in a test mule case, flaunting a Samsung-exclusive 108MP sensor

After two editions that were focused on perfecting the Infinity design of the S- and Note lines, Samsung is expected to have turned its main attention to the camera prowess of... Read more ...

IPhone 12 and Samsung Galaxy S11 may have bigger batteries for the same reason

IPhone 12 and Samsung Galaxy S11 may have bigger batteries for the same reason

Two of the world's most prolific phone manufacturers may be able to supply larger batteries on the next series of flagship phones thanks to a recent battery innovation. Apple... Read more ...

Epic looking to bring Fortnite for Android to the Google Play Store

Epic looking to bring Fortnite for Android to the Google Play Store

It's common knowledge that can only be downloaded via Epic Game's website, as the developer wanted to avoid the 30% cut of in-app purchase revenue that Google takes from every... Read more ...

IPhone SE 2 could launch as iPhone 9

IPhone SE 2 could launch as iPhone 9

Apple will be launching a new iPhone in the first quarter of 2019, the iPhone SE 2 and according to a recent report it may be called the iPhone 9. The handset is designed to be... Read more ...

Put Your Face in a Video with Snapchat Cameo

Put Your Face in a Video with Snapchat Cameo

Snapchat is slowly rolling out a new feature called Snapchat Cameo. It goes further than the Lenses that people can use on a selfie to make themselves look like an animal or to... Read more ...

Procreate 5 for iPad Brings New Animation Assist, Brush Studio, Color...

Procreate 5 for iPad Brings New Animation Assist, Brush Studio, Color Harmony, and More

Procreate 5 for iPad got its official release today, introducing a completely rebuilt graphics engine and several notable new features. Under the hood, the new Valkyrie... Read more ...

HomeKit For IKEA's Smart Blinds Will Only Arrive In 2020

HomeKit For IKEA's Smart Blinds Will Only Arrive In 2020

As some of you might be aware, IKEA recently launched a set of smart blinds. IKEA isn't exactly new to the smart home game, and one of the selling points of its smart home... Read more ...

Apple's New Mac Pro, Pro Display XDR Set For December 10 Release

Apple's New Mac Pro, Pro Display XDR Set For December 10 Release

Earlier this year, Apple announced their new Mac Pro desktop computers as well as the new Pro Display XDR. If you have been looking forward to either of these devices, you'll... Read more ...

Wonder Woman 1984 trailer reveals new villains and the movie's '80s theme

Wonder Woman 1984 trailer reveals new villains and the movie's '80s theme

After dropping a teaser trailer for the trailer (that's just how movie marketing works these days), Warner Bros has released the full trailer of Wonder Woman 1984, streaming... Read more ...

Chiefs vs Patriots live stream: how to watch today's NFL football 2019 from...

Chiefs vs Patriots live stream: how to watch today's NFL football 2019 from anywhere

For Chiefs and Patriots fans, the memory of that incredible 2018 AFC Championship Game where the latter eventually won in overtime will still be fresh. And so we're here to... Read more ...