12:11 19 Oct - AppleInsider News
Apple late Monday stopped signing code for iOS 15.0.1, effectively blocking downgrades to the operating system version released in October.Today's halt to code signing arrives just under three weeks after iOS 15.0.1 was issued to patch a number of iOS 15 launch bugs, including a problem that prevented users from unlocking iPhone with Apple Watch.Other bugs, like a "storage full" alert and a reported lock screen bypass, were also remedied with the minor point release. A second update, iOS 15.0.2, was pushed out last week with additional fixes for the Find My app, CarPlay and more. Read more...
12:01 19 Oct - MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors - Front Page
Following a promise of "later this year" in June, Apple has officially rolled out its new and updated Apple Maps in Australia.
The new Apple Maps offers richer details in roads, parking lots, parks, buildings, airports, and more, and is part of Apple's push to rival Google Maps and other third-party map services. In Australia, customers will now have access to new Apple Maps. Apple last month rolled out the revamped Apple Maps to Italy, and Spain, and Portugal earlier in the summer.
(Thanks Ross and Phillip!)Tags: Australia, Apple MapsThis article, "Revamped Apple Maps Rolls Out in Australia" first appeared on MacRumors.comDiscuss this article in our forums
11:50 19 Oct - MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors - Front Page
Apple on Monday announced third-generation AirPods, featuring an updated design, improved sound quality, and an extra hour of battery life compared to the second-generation AirPods, which offer five hours of listening time. However, what Apple didn't make very explicit in its marketing is that to get six hours out of its latest earphones, spatial audio must be disabled.
As noted in Apple's fine print, if spatial audio is enabled, users can expect up to five hours of battery. That's the same amount of listening time offered by the second-generation AirPods, which don't support spatial audio, but still half an hour longer than the AirPods Pro. That said, AirPods Pro can also be pushed to five hours of listening time by turning off Active Noise Cancelation and Transparency mode.
The new ?AirPods?, as rumored, feature a design similar to the AirPods Pro but without silicone eartips or Active Noise Cancelation. The new ?AirPods? also include Adaptive EQ, which adjusts frequencies in real-time based on what a user is listening to deliver even improved sound quality.
According to Apple's specifications page for the new AirPods, the third-generation AirPods do not support the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, and the iPhone 5s, because they require iOS 13 to work. They also drop support for the iPad mini 2 and iPad mini 3 alongside the sixth-generation iPod touch.
The new third-generation AirPods are being offered alongside the second-generation AirPods, as well as the higher-end AirPods Pro. The new AirPods are available for pre-order now and will begin shipping next week.
(Thanks, Anton!)Related Roundup: AirPods 3Tag: October 2021 Apple EventBuyer's Guide: AirPods (Buy Now)Related Forum: AirPodsThis article, "Third-Gen AirPods Offer Only 5 Hours' Listening Time With Spatial Audio Enabled" first appeared on MacRumors.comDiscuss this article in our forums
11:25 19 Oct - MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors - Front Page
The new 16-inch MacBook Pro can be configured with either the M1 Pro or M1 Max chips. The M1 Max chip is the highest-end Apple silicon chip available, and alongside the added performance, the 16-inch MacBook Pro with the M1 Max chip comes with another difference ? it's heavier, slightly.
As we've already highlighted, the new 16-inch MacBook Pro is heavier and thicker than the previous model. The added thickness and weight come from a new chassis, more ports, and other factors. Apple's specification breakdown page for the new 16-inch MacBook Pro says that models configured with the M1 Pro chip will weigh 4.7 pounds, or 2.1 kg, while models shipping with the M1 Max chip will weigh 4.8 pounds or 2.2 kg.
The M1 Max chip is physically bigger than the M1 Pro chip; however, the 14-inch MacBook Pro, which is also offered with the M1 Max chip, features the same weight regardless of the chip used. A footnote on Apple's page says that the weight difference on the larger 16-inch model between M1 Pro and M1 Max results from the "configuration and manufacturing process." Related Roundups: 13" MacBook Pro, 14" and 16" MacBook ProTag: October 2021 Apple EventBuyer's Guide: 13" MacBook Pro (Buy Now), 16" MacBook Pro (Buy Now)Related Forum: MacBook ProThis article, "16-inch MacBook Pro With M1 Max Chip Is Marginally Heavier Than Same Model Configured With M1 Pro" first appeared on MacRumors.comDiscuss this article in our forums
11:09 19 Oct - MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors - Front Page
For those who missed Apple's "Unleashed" event on Monday, the full 50-minute long keynote can be watched on both YouTube and through Apple's Events webpage.
Apple also debuted several new videos during the event, which have also been uploaded to YouTube separately.
Both the new MacBook Pro models and the ?AirPods? 3 are available for pre-order now, and are set to launch on Tuesday, October 26. macOS Monterey, iOS 15.1, and the other software updates will come out on Monday, October 25.Tag: October 2021 Apple EventThis article, "Apple's 'Unleashed' Event Now Available on YouTube and Events Website" first appeared on MacRumors.comDiscuss this article in our forums
10:58 19 Oct - MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors - Front Page
Apple is offering customers up to $1,000 of trade-in value for the M1 MacBook Pro and M1 MacBook Air, giving customers who purchased the first round of Apple silicon Macs an incentive to upgrade to the new, more powerful MacBook Pros.
The new 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros are no jokes when it comes to price. The 14-inch MacBook Pro starts at $1,999, with the highest-end 16-inch MacBook Pro racking up a $6,099 price tag. The new laptops, powered by either the M1 Pro or M1 Max chips, also introduce a completely new design, featuring smaller bezels, an all-black keyboard, redesigned internals, and more.
As is always the case with Apple device trade-ins, the exact value will differ depending on the device's condition, when it was introduced, and its specific specifications. For customers with the MacBook Pro with the M1 chip and 8-cores of CPU and GPU, 8GB of RAM, and 2TB of storage, Apple is offering up to $1,000 for trade-in. It seems as though that the amount of RAM the MacBook has does not impact the trade-in value a customer is ultimately quoted.
Customers can use Apple's interactive trade-in panel during checkout for a new MacBook Pro to get the exact trade-in value their device has. To catch up on everything Apple announced during its "Unleashed" event, be sure to check out our comprehensive coverage.Related Roundups: 13" MacBook Pro, 14" and 16" MacBook ProTag: October 2021 Apple EventBuyer's Guide: 13" MacBook Pro (Buy Now), 16" MacBook Pro (Buy Now)Related Forum: MacBook ProThis article, "Apple Offering Up to $1,000 of Trade-in for M1 MacBooks Towards Purchase of New MacBook Pros" first appeared on MacRumors.comDiscuss this article in our forums
09:55 19 Oct - MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors - Front Page
While users and developers come to terms with the fact that the last-minute notch rumor for the new MacBook Pros was true, Apple has released new Human Interface Guidelines explaining how developers can make best use of the extended screen areas around the camera housing if they think their app would benefit from it.
According to the new documentation, the fullscreen mode in macOS Monterey automatically accounts for the camera housing by placing a black bar across the top of the screen to hide the notch and prevent app content from being placed there.
However, macOS also includes a new app "compatibility mode" for MacBooks that include a notched camera housing in the screen bezel. Essentially, the new mode prevents apps from locating content in the notch area when in fullscreen mode, while also allowing them to make use of the screen areas on either side.
On Macs that include a camera housing in the screen bezel, the system provides a compatibility mode to prevent apps from unintentionally putting content in the region the housing occupies. When this mode is active, the system changes the active area of the display to avoid the camera housing. The new active area ensures your app's contents are always visible and not obscured by the camera housing.
On Macs that have a notch, the Finder automatically adds a checkbox to an app's Get Info panel that can be used to manually enable or disable this new compatibility mode. Alternately, developers can force compatibility mode using new code properties that define the safe area of the screen and allow them to make use the areas on either side of the notch for active content.
The inclusion of a notch allowed Apple to make the bezels on the new 14-and 16-inch MacBook Pros considerably thinner compared to the previous 13-inch and 16-inch models. The new Liquid Retina XDR displays also feature ProMotion technology, which allows the screen to run at as high as 120Hz, and as low as 24Hz, similar to the iPad Pro.
The new MacBook Pros are available to order now and begin shipping next week, but delivery dates for various MacBook Pro configurations have already slipped, with some of the 16-inch MacBook Pro models now listing delivery dates ranging from November 2 to November 16, up from the original October 26 delivery date.Related Roundups: 13" MacBook Pro, 14" and 16" MacBook Pro, macOS MontereyBuyer's Guide: 13" MacBook Pro (Buy Now), 16" MacBook Pro (Buy Now)Related Forums: MacBook Pro, macOS MontereyThis article, "New macOS 'Compatibility Mode' Lets Fullscreen Apps Use Area Around Notch" first appeared on MacRumors.comDiscuss this article in our forums
09:19 19 Oct - AppleInsider News
Apple fans pining for a branded augmented reality headset will have to wait a few months longer than expected, as the company is now predicted to start production of its HMD segment foray in the fourth quarter of 2022.Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo in a note to investors on Tuesday said mass manufacturing of Apple's first AR headset has been pushed out to the end of next year as the company irons out design and device ecosystem details. Kuo previously predicted that the device would launch in the second quarter of 2022."The AR/MR HMD requires much more industrial design requirements than smartphones because the comfort of wearing them involves so many design details," Kuo writes. "Therefore, we believe Apple continues to test the best industrial design solutions so far." Read more...
06:05 19 Oct - MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors - Front Page
Apple may not begin production on its upcoming AR/VR headset until the end of the fourth quarter of 2022, Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said today in a note sent out to investors. That would likely result in the device launching late in 2022 or in early 2023.
Before launching the headset, Apple wants to have "complete software, ecosystem, and services," which Kuo cites as the reason why Apple could be planning to delay mass production from the second quarter of 2022 to the end of 2022.
According to Kuo, Apple has the "best industrial design solutions" for an AR/VR headset because of the headset's complexity and the need for a comfortable fit. Kuo also believes that Apple has more of a design challenge in front of it because the company wants to go beyond games with AR/VR software. The AR/MR HMD requires much more industrial design requirements than smartphones because the comfort of wearing them involves so many design details. Therefore, we believe Apple continues to test the best industrial design solutions so far.
The key to the success of the HMD lies in the software, ecosystem, and service. We believe that Apple is positioning its HMD for various applications, not just gaming applications, so the challenge of building software/ecosystem/services is significantly higher than current products/competitors.In general, Kuo expects head mounted displays to lead to the "next wave of user interface revolution" much like multi-touch on the iPhone. Apple will be able to change the market consensus that these kind of AR/VR devices are mainly for gaming, as the company "is the most capable of developing and promoting diverse applications."
Kuo previously said the AR/VR headset would launch in the second quarter of 2022, and before that, he believed the headset would come out sometime in 2021.
Rumors suggest Apple's AR/VR headset will be similar in design to the Oculus Quest, but with a sleeker look that uses fabrics and lightweight materials for a comfortable fit.
The headset is rumored to feature two high-resolution 8K displays that may be micro-OLED and a whole slew of cameras for eye detection, head detection, and other augmented reality functions. The headset will be reliant on the iPhone, and Apple is rumored to be experimenting with multiple input methods.
Apple is also working on a set of smart glasses, but the smart glasses are expected to launch after the headset, which will be Apple's first head mounted AR/VR device. More details are available in our AR/VR roundup.Related Roundup: Apple GlassesTag: Ming-Chi KuoRelated Forum: Apple Glasses, AR and VRThis article, "Kuo: Mass Production on Apple's AR/VR Headset May Be Delayed Until End of 2022" first appeared on MacRumors.comDiscuss this article in our forums
05:57 19 Oct - AppleInsider News
Apple's latest MacBook Pro models use an HDMI 2.0 port instead of the speedier HDMI 2.1 protocol, severely limiting throughput to external displays.For the first time in five years, Apple's MacBook Pro supports digital video output through an HDMI port, enabling connections to external displays, TVs and other equipment. Previously, such capability required one of Apple's infamous dongles.As spotted by Tapbots developer Paul Haddad, however, the new 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pros rely on HDMI 2.0 and as such are only capable of supporting a single 4K display at a refresh rate of 60Hz. The more flexible HDMI 2.1 standard, released in 2017, can ferry data at up to 48 gigabits per second, enough to support 4K displays at up to 120Hz. Read more...
05:53 19 Oct - AppleInsider News
Apple's macOS Monterey and iPadOS 15 release candidates include another Safari design change that shifts the web browser further away from the software that was presented at the company's Worldwide Developers Conference in June.After considerable pushback from developers and the public, Apple has relegated Safari's color-matching tab bar to a "Compact" tab view.Introduced at WWDC, the color tab bar option dynamically modifies Safari's base color to match prominent hues of an active website, creating the illusion that a webpage extends to the edge of an open window. A number of users complained that the color changing option was more confusing than effective, adding bit of flash but little value to the browsing experience. Read more...
05:42 19 Oct - AppleInsider News
Apple on Monday issued an update for its iMovie video editing software for Mac with support for footage shot using iPhone 13's Cinematic mode and optimizations for Apple Silicon.The latest version 10.3 of iMovie enables users to edit video captured in Cinematic mode on iPhone 13. Limited to Macs running macOS Monterey, the new capability adds a Cinematic control in the app's inspector, allowing users to modify the intensity of the automatically generated depth of field effect.Users can also add focus points, such as faces or objects, by selecting them in iMovie's viewer and delete them in the video timeline. Read more...
04:55 19 Oct - MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors - Front Page
Apple today held its second fall event, which focused on the MacBook Pro and the AirPods. Apple introduced new 14 and 16-inch MacBook Pro models with a total design overhaul featuring MagSafe, no Touch Bar, HDMI port and SD card slot, and a mini-LED display that features a notch. Apple also debuted new super powerful M1 Pro and M1 Max chips, which join the existing M1 chip.
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It took Apple almost an hour to introduce the new devices at today's "Unleashed" event, but we've recapped all of the announcements in a 7 minute video for our readers who want a no-frills but thorough overview of what's new. All of our event coverage is also listed below, so make sure to check it out so don't miss details about Apple's newest products.
Apple Unveils Redesigned MacBook Pro With Notch, Added Ports, ProMotion Mini-LED Display, M1 Pro or M1 Max Chip, and More
Apple Announces M1 Pro and M1 Max Chips Designed for New MacBook Pro
AirPods 3 and New 14-Inch and 16-Inch MacBook Pro Models Now Available for Pre-Order
First Geekbench Score Surfaces for MacBook Pro M1 Max With 2x Faster Multi-Core Performance Compared to M1
14-Inch MacBook Pro Starts With 8-Core CPU and Has 2 Power Adapter Options, 24-Core GPU Option Available for 16-Inch Model
M1 Max Supports Up to Three Pro Display XDRs and a 4K TV All at the Same Time
New MacBook Pro Finally Features a 1080p Webcam Within a Notch
Maxed Out High-End 16-Inch MacBook Pro Costs $6,099
New MacBook Pros Offer Up to 10 Hours Longer Battery Life Than Prior-Generation
New MacBook Pro Features 120Hz ProMotion Display Similar to iPad Pro
New 16-Inch MacBook Pro is Thicker and Heavier Than Previous Generation
Apple Selling New $49 Braided MagSafe Cable and $99 140W Power Adapter for 16-Inch MacBook Pro
Delivery Dates for MacBook Pro Models Slipping Into November and December
New MacBook Pro Models Include HDMI 2.0 Port Instead of HDMI 2.1
Apple Announces Redesigned Third-Generation AirPods
AirPods 3 Available to Order Today for $179 and Launch October 26
AirPods Pro Now Available With MagSafe Charging Case for Same $249 Price
Apple's New AirPods Lineup Starts at $129 With AirPods 2, AirPods 3, AirPods Pro and AirPods Max
Third-Generation AirPods Require iOS 13, Drop Support for Older iPhones, iPads, and iPods
iOS 15.1, watchOS 8.1, and macOS Monterey Available Next Week
Apple Releasing macOS Monterey on October 25
Apple Seeds macOS Monterey Release Candidate to Developers
macOS Monterey Release Candidate Undoes Safari Changes, Reintroduces Old Tab Design
Apple Says Universal Control Coming to macOS Monterey Later This Fall
macOS Hides the Notch on New MacBook Pro in Full-Screen Mode
Apple Seeds iOS and iPadOS 15.1 Release Candidates to Developers
Apple Seeds tvOS 15.1 Release Candidate to Developers
Apple Seeds watchOS 8.1 Release Candidate to Developers
HomePod Mini Getting Three New Colors in November: Yellow, Orange, and Blue
Apple Music Gaining New 'Voice Plan' for $4.99/Month
Apple Updates Final Cut Pro and Logic Pro With New 8K ProRes Video and Spatial Audio Editing Features
Apple Releases Polishing Cloth for $19
Apple Restructures Website, Separates AirPods and 'TV & Home' Into Their Own Sections
New Beats Fit Pro Headphones Revealed in iOS 15.1 Beta
Mentions of High Power Mode Possibly for New MacBook Pros Again Found in macOS Monterey
iMovie for Mac Optimized for New MacBook Pro and Editing Cinematic Mode Videos Shot on iPhone 13
Both the new MacBook Pro models and the AirPods 3 are available for pre-order starting today, and are set to launch on Tuesday, October 26. macOS Monterey, iOS 15.1, and the other software updates will come out on Monday, October 25.Related Roundups: 13" MacBook Pro, 14" and 16" MacBook ProTag: October 2021 Apple EventBuyer's Guide: 13" MacBook Pro (Buy Now), 16" MacBook Pro (Buy Now)Related Forum: MacBook ProThis article, "Everything Announced at the Apple Event in Just 7 Minutes" first appeared on MacRumors.comDiscuss this article in our forums
03:51 19 Oct - AppleInsider News
A supposed benchmark reveals the raw performance of Apple's new M1 Max processor, with the new chip running 50% faster than 2020's entry-level M1 processor in multi-core score testing.According to a Geekbench post on Monday, the 10-core M1 Max with 32GB of unified memory achieves a single-core score of 1749 and multi-core score of 11542, the latter representing a sizable increase in performance when compared to last year's Apple Silicon designs.Averages for the most recent 13-inch MacBook Pro with an 8-core M1 chip show an aggregate single-core score of about 1750, while multi-core scores hover at around the 7600 mark. Read more...
03:45 19 Oct - AppleInsider News
Apple's latest macOS Monterey beta reverts Safari's controversial "compact" tabs design tweak to a more traditional layout seen in existing macOS versions.Issued to developers on Monday, macOS Monterey's release candidate includes yet another Safari redesign that walks back user interface changes involving the web browser's tab design.Initial versions of the next-generation Safari 15 included with early macOS Monterey beta releases featured relocated tabs, navigation controls and bookmarks bar. Apple put an emphasis on space savings in its early releases, ditching the traditional format for a design that delineated tabs as individual buttons separated by small spaces. Read more...
03:39 19 Oct - AppleInsider News
Following the unveiling of its revamped 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pro models on Monday, Apple released new Human Interface Guidelines detailing how developers can best to utilize the laptops' expanded screen real estate.Apple caused a bit of a stir with its decision to slim down MacBook Pro's display bezels to the point where a "notch" is needed to house the machine's front-facing camera, a design language borrowed from iPhone and affordances made for that device's TrueDepth array. As the company explains, however, developers can choose to include a black bar at the top of the screen to hide the cutout ? aping the design of past MacBook Pro generations ? or take full advantage of the extra space with a new compatibility mode.According to newly published HIG documents, MacBooks that include a camera housing in the screen bezel provide a special operating mode that prevents full screen apps from placing content under the notch. When active, compatibility mode automatically changes the active area of the system's display to avoid the housing cutout, ensuring that content is not obscured. Read more...
03:27 19 Oct - MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors - Front Page
As we predicted, Apple's new MacBook Pro models unveiled today feature a redesigned keyboard with an all-black design, a row of full-size function keys, and a Touch ID ring that provides a more tactile experience for unlocking the Mac with your finger.
The function keys include new shortcuts for Spotlight, Siri, Dictation, and Do Not Disturb, in addition to usual shortcuts for display brightness, media playback, volume, and more. These keys replace the Touch Bar, which was removed on all new 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models, five years after it was introduced.
Apple didn't comment on its reason for removing the Touch Bar, but during its "Unleashed" event, the company said that the return of physical function keys brings back the "familiar, tactile feel of mechanical keys that pro users love."
The keyboard is now surrounded by a black anodized aluminum inset, whereas there used to be silver or space gray aluminum between the keys.
While some users are disappointed that Apple removed the Touch Bar, the new MacBook Pro is likely to be a crowd-pleasing design given not only physical function keys, but the return of additional ports like an HDMI port, SD card slot, and MagSafe. The new 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models also feature Apple's next-generation M1 Pro and M1 Max chips, mini-LED displays with a ProMotion adaptive refresh rate up to 120Hz, and more.
The new MacBook Pro models can be ordered now and will start arriving to customers and launch in stores on Tuesday, October 26. Pricing starts at $1,999 for the 14-inch model and at $2,499 for the 16-inch model. Apple said macOS Monterey will be publicly released one day earlier on Monday, October 25, following over four months of beta testing.Related Roundups: 13" MacBook Pro, 14" and 16" MacBook ProBuyer's Guide: 13" MacBook Pro (Buy Now), 16" MacBook Pro (Buy Now)Related Forum: MacBook ProThis article, "New MacBook Pro Keyboard Has All-Black Design, Full-Size Function Keys, and Touch ID Ring" first appeared on MacRumors.comDiscuss this article in our forums
03:12 19 Oct - MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors - Front Page
Apple's new MacBook Pro models are equipped with the "best audio system in a notebook," according to Apple, with upgrades to the headphone jack and the speaker system.
The 3.5mm headphone jack now offers support for high-impedance headphones. High-end headphone options that are high-impedance models from companies like Sennheiser and Beyerdynamic will offer better sound quality on the MacBook Pro models, a boon for professionals who want to use the MacBook Pro with studio quality headphones.
The 14 and 16-inch MacBook Pro models also include an upgraded high-fidelity six-speaker sound system with force-cancelling woofers and wide stereo sound, along with a studio-quality three-microphone array with a high signal-to-noise ratio and directional beamforming.
Related Roundups: 13" MacBook Pro, 14" and 16" MacBook ProBuyer's Guide: 13" MacBook Pro (Buy Now), 16" MacBook Pro (Buy Now)Related Forum: MacBook ProThis article, "New MacBook Pros Feature 3.5mm Headphone Jack With Advanced Support for High-Impedance Headphones, Six-Speaker Sound System" first appeared on MacRumors.comDiscuss this article in our forums
03:01 19 Oct - MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors - Front Page
While all MacBook Pro models released in the last five years featured only two to four Thunderbolt ports and a 3.5mm headphone jack, that changed this week with the introduction of the redesigned 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models.
Following years of complaints about a lack of ports, both sizes of the new MacBook Pro feature several ports that Apple had removed in 2016, including an HDMI port, SD card slot, and MagSafe. Both models also have three Thunderbolt 4 ports ? two on the left side of the machine and one on the right ? and a 3.5mm headphone jack.
These ports allow the new MacBook Pro models to support up to two external displays at up to 6K resolution when configured with the M1 Pro chip, and up to four external displays at up to 6K resolution when configured with the M1 Max chip. Apple's tech specs confirm the HDMI port is HDMI 2.0 instead of HDMI 2.1 to the disappointment of some users.
Key features of the 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro include the additional ports, Apple's next-generation M1 Pro and M1 Max chips, mini-LED displays with a ProMotion adaptive refresh rate up to 120Hz, up to 10 hours longer battery life, and more.
The new MacBook Pro models can be ordered now, with pricing starting at $1,999 for the 14-inch model and at $2,499 for the 16-inch model. The notebooks will begin arriving to customers and launch in stores on Tuesday, October 26.Related Roundups: 13" MacBook Pro, 14" and 16" MacBook ProBuyer's Guide: 13" MacBook Pro (Buy Now), 16" MacBook Pro (Buy Now)Related Forum: MacBook ProThis article, "Here Are All the Ports on the New 14-Inch and 16-Inch MacBook Pro" first appeared on MacRumors.comDiscuss this article in our forums
02:52 19 Oct - MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors - Front Page
With the macOS Monterey and iPadOS 15 release candidates that were seeded to developers today, Apple has eliminated the option to use the Color Tab Bar with the separate tab design in Safari.
A tab bar with color in Safari 15
If you want to have a color tab bar that blends in with the background color of a website, you need to toggle on the Compact Tab Bar, which is the tab bar design that Apple introduced with macOS Monterey and iPadOS 15 updates. "Show Color in Compact Tab Bar" is an option that can be enabled in both iPadOS 15.1 and macOS Monterey.
On the iPad, the option is available in the Safari section of the Settings app. Scroll down to the bottom to find it and toggle it on, and then the color tab interface will show up when the iPad is using the Compact Tab Bar.
On the Mac, the Show Color in Compact Tab Bar option can be toggled on in the Safari preferences under Advanced and then Accessibility.
Apple today updated macOS Monterey to change the tabs back to the original tab design, essentially undoing many of the design changes that were introduced in Safari with the initial release of the Monterey beta. As of now, the standard Big Sur design is the default, and the Compact Tab Bar is an optional change that can be toggled on.
It is not surprising that Apple has made this change as the color tab bar interface was designed for the new look in Monterey and not the older Big Sur design that Apple has now reverted to.Related Roundup: macOS MontereyTag: SafariRelated Forum: macOS MontereyThis article, "macOS Monterey and iPadOS 15.1 Release Candidates Limit Safari Color Tab Bar Option to Compact View" first appeared on MacRumors.comDiscuss this article in our forums
01:54 19 Oct - AppleInsider News
More evidence of an impending Apple Music debut on Playstation, Xbox and other consoles surfaced on Monday when Apple updated promotional materials to reference compatibility with gaming hardware.As noted by The Verge's Tom Warren in a tweet, Apple recently updated its website with new information regarding Apple Music availability, saying the service can be accessed "on many popular streaming devices, smart TVs, and gaming consoles if they support the Apple Music app." Apple has in the past touted compatibility with Windows and Android devices, Sonos speakers, Amazon Echo, Google Nest and smart TVs, but the gaming console reference is a new addition.Last week, PlayStation 5 users began to report the appearance of an Apple Music option when setting up music streaming on their console. A dialog box inviting users to download the Apple Music app has since been spotted by multiple people, but selecting the option results in an error message. Reports are sporadic and AppleInsider was unable to trigger the option, suggesting the feature is currently in development. Read more...
00:14 19 Oct - AppleInsider News
While not announced during Monday's "Unleashed" event, Apple is reportedly preparing to unveil a new set of Beats earbuds powered by the company's H1 chip.Dubbed Beats Fit Pro, the forthcoming device features a design similar to the recently released Beats Studio Buds wireless in-ear headphones, reports 9to5Mac.Geared toward users with active lifestyles, Beats Fit Pro boasts an extended ear tip for better stabilization during workouts and includes Apple's H1 chip for quick pairing and Siri control. Active Noise Cancellation and Adaptive EQ are also supported, with the device achieving 6 hours and 7 hours of run time in each mode, respectively, according to the report. Read more...
00:07 19 Oct - MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors - Front Page
Apple's new MacBook Pro machines are equipped with super efficient M1 Pro and M1 Max chips, which means improvements in both performance and efficiency. The new machines have much improved battery life compared to prior-generation Intel machines.
The 14-inch MacBook Pro with M1 Pro/Max chip offers up to 17 hours of movie playback with the Apple TV app and up to 11 hours of wireless web browsing. The prior 2020 Intel model offered 10 hours of movie playback and 10 hours of wireless web browsing.
M1 Pro/Max performance is on par with M1 performance, but it can't quite match wireless web battery life. The M1 chip in the entry-level MacBook Pro and the MacBook Air offers 20 hours of movie playback and up to 17 hours of wireless web browsing.
The 16-inch MacBook Pro has far more impressive performance than the prior-generation Intel model. It offers up to 21 hours of movie playback and 14 hours of wireless web browsing. The 16-inch Intel machine offered 11 hours of movie playback and 11 hours of wireless web usage.
According to Apple, the 14-inch MacBook Pro is equipped with a 70-watt-hour lithium-polymer battery, while the 16-inch model includes a 100-watt hour battery. The 16-inch MacBook Pro uses a 140W power adapter, while the 14-inch model uses a 67W power adapter for the 8-core machine and a 96W power adapter for the 10-core machine. Both models can charge over Thunderbolt or MagSafe.
The 10-core 14 and 16-inch MacBook Pro models are also capable of charging from zero to 50 percent within 30 minutes through a new fast charge feature. The 14-inch model can fast charge over Thunderbolt or MagSafe, while the 16-inch model needs the MagSafe connection for fast charging.Related Roundups: 13" MacBook Pro, 14" and 16" MacBook ProBuyer's Guide: 13" MacBook Pro (Buy Now), 16" MacBook Pro (Buy Now)Related Forum: MacBook ProThis article, "New MacBook Pros Offer Up to 10 Hours Longer Battery Life Than Prior-Generation" first appeared on MacRumors.comDiscuss this article in our forums
23:54 18 Oct - MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors - Front Page
Apple in 2016 removed all of the ports from its MacBook Pro models except for Thunderbolt ports, a design that persisted for years -- until today. The newly announced 2021 MacBook Pro models include an SD card slot and an HDMI port alongside three Thunderbolt ports.
As noted in Apple's technical specifications for the new machine, the HDMI port is unfortunately not top of the line -- it is an HDMI 2.0 port instead of an HDMI 2.1 port.
The HDMI 2.0 port supports a single 4K display with a resolution of up to 60Hz. HDMI 2.1 technology would have allowed the port to run a 4K display with a 120Hz refresh rate.
It's curious that Apple did not include HDMI 2.1 in the MacBook Pro models because the Apple TV 4K that was released earlier this year does have an HDMI 2.1 port.
HDMI port is only HDMI 2.0, exactly why I?d much rather have had another T4 port, what a waste. pic.twitter.com/zzUXwfGoO8— Paul Haddad (@tapbot_paul) October 18, 2021
With the Thunderbolt 4 ports, the M1 Pro MacBook Pro models overall support up to two external displays with up to 6K resolution at 60Hz. The M1 Max MacBook Pro models support up to three external displays with up to 6K resolution and one external display with up to 4K resolution at 60Hz.Related Roundups: 13" MacBook Pro, 14" and 16" MacBook ProBuyer's Guide: 13" MacBook Pro (Buy Now), 16" MacBook Pro (Buy Now)Related Forum: MacBook ProThis article, "New MacBook Pro Models Include HDMI 2.0 Port Instead of HDMI 2.1" first appeared on MacRumors.comDiscuss this article in our forums
23:53 18 Oct - AppleInsider News
Apple has finally launched the much-wanted 14-inch MacBook Pro with Apple Silicon, but it's kept the 13-inch model in the lineup for a reason. Here's how the two compare, and how they compare to the last 13-inch Intel version.It's smaller than the 16-inch MacBook Pro, but the new 14-inch MacBook Pro could be the best buyApple's 13-inch MacBook Pro was the first of its Pro notebooks to transition to Apple Silicon, and it immediately replaced the previous Intel version. But while that November 2020 update was radical in its speed and performance improvements, it retained everything else about the older model ? including its screen size. Read more...
23:47 18 Oct - MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors - Front Page
As it does soon after every Apple product launch, Expercom is now providing small cash discounts on the latest MacBook Pro models. This includes deals on the 14-inch MacBook Pro and 16-inch MacBook Pro, both with the M1 Pro and M1 Max chips.
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Discounted prices show up once you've logged into your Expercom account and across a variety of configuration options, all of which are currently estimated to ship in 3-6 weeks, as even Apple has quickly seen shipping estimates for the new models slip.
Here are the discounts on the equivalent version of Apple's stock and maxed-out configurations:
512GB 8-core M1 Pro - $1,899.05, down from $1,999.00 (Silver/Space Gray)
1TB 10-core M1 Pro - $2,374.05, down from $2,499.00 (Silver/Space Gray)
Maxed-out: 8TB M1 Max (64GB memory) - $5,604.05, down from $5,899.00 (Silver/Space Gray)
512GB 10-core M1 Pro - $2,374.05, down from $2,499.00 (Silver/Space Gray)
1TB 10-core M1 Pro - $2,564.05, down from $2,699.00 (Silver/Space Gray)
1TB M1 Max (32GB memory) - $3,324.05, down from $3,499.00 (Silver/Space Gray)
Maxed-out: 8TB M1 Max (64GB memory) - $5,794.05, down from $6,099.00 (Silver/Space Gray)
The new MacBook Pro models were announced at today's Apple event, and feature a major redesign with a notch that houses a 1080p front-facing camera. They also include MagSafe 3, 14.2-inch and 16.2-inch displays with ProMotion, and a new aluminum enclosure with a completely new thermal design.
You can find the best monthly deals on all new MacBook Pro and MacBook Air notebooks in our new "Best Deals" guide. Be sure to visit the guide and bookmark it if you're on the hunt for a new Apple notebook; we'll be updating it weekly as we discover new MacBook offers across the web.Related Roundups: Apple Deals, 13" MacBook Pro, 14" and 16" MacBook ProBuyer's Guide: 13" MacBook Pro (Buy Now), 16" MacBook Pro (Buy Now)Related Forum: MacBook ProThis article, "Deals: Expercom Offers Up to $300 Off Apple's New 14-Inch and 16-Inch MacBook Pro" first appeared on MacRumors.comDiscuss this article in our forums
23:43 18 Oct - MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors - Front Page
Alongside updates to Final Cut Pro and Logic Pro, Apple today updated its iMovie app for Mac with optimizations that take full advantage of the power and performance of the M1 Pro and M1 Max chips in the new 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models.
On macOS Monterey, the new version of iMovie can also be used to edit Cinematic mode videos recorded with an iPhone 13.
The full release notes:Cinematic Mode
? Edit videos recorded on iPhone 13 in Cinematic mode (requires macOS Monterey)
? Use the Cinematic control in the inspector to modify the intensity of the depth effect
? Choose to focus on faces or other objects by selecting them in the viewer
? View and delete focus points in the video timeline
Optimized for Apple silicon
? Improved performance and efficiency with optimizations for M1 Pro and M1 Max on the new MacBook ProiMovie is available on the Mac App Store as a free download, with version 10.3 rolling out now.Tag: iMovieThis article, "iMovie for Mac Optimized for New MacBook Pro and Editing Cinematic Mode Videos Shot on iPhone 13" first appeared on MacRumors.comDiscuss this article in our forums
23:34 18 Oct - AppleInsider News
Apple has reorganized the structure of its website to separate its Services business away from hardware, with new sections in the top bar including "Only on Apple," "Accessories," and "AirPods."Following the conclusion of its "Unleashed" special event on Monday, Apple updated its website with new products. The company also took the opportunity to refresh the way customers navigate the site, to separate out its products and services.The sections at the top of Apple.com lose "Music" from the list, but gain others, namely links to "AirPods," "Only on Apple," and "Accessories." The "TV" section has also been changed to "TV & Home." Read more...