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Close your Apple Watch stand rings on June 5 to earn the World Environment Day badge

20:30 4 Jun - AppleInsider News

Apple's next Apple Watch activity challenge kicks off on June 5, encouraging users to get up and get active throughout their day.

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Close your Apple Watch stand rings on June 5 to earn the World Environment Day badge

20:30 4 Jun - AppleInsider News

Apple's next Apple Watch activity challenge kicks off on June 5, encouraging users to get up and get active throughout their day.

Questionable mockup of 'iPhone 13' shows USB-C, under-display Face ID

19:51 4 Jun - AppleInsider News

A 5.5-inch "iPhone 13" for 2021 may sport a USB-C connector and notch-free design, if a new 3D printed mockup apparently sourced from leaked schematics and information is accurate.

Apple Watch Activity Challenge for World Environment Day Kicks Off Tomorrow

19:35 4 Jun - MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors - Front Page

On Friday, June 5, Apple Watch owners will be able to complete a new ‌Apple Watch‌ activity challenge in celebration of World Environment Day. The challenge, which is listed in the Activity app on the iPhone, asks users to close their Stand rings.Recognize World Environment Day this Friday. Close your Stand ring on June 5 and earn this award by getting up and moving around for at least one minute during 12 hours that day.Completing the challenge will award users with a unique badge viewable in the Awards section of the Activity app on ‌iPhone‌ and ‌Apple Watch‌. Apple has shied away from offering activity challenges during the global health crisis as people have been indoors, but a stand goal challenge is simple to complete regardless of location and does not require leaving the house.Tag: Activity ChallengeThis article, "Apple Watch Activity Challenge for World Environment Day Kicks Off Tomorrow" first appeared on MacRumors.comDiscuss this article in our forums

iPhone 13 Prototype Mockup Depicts Notch-Free Design and USB-C Port

19:07 4 Jun - MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors - Front Page

We still have a few months to go before Apple unveils the iPhone 12, but rumors about the iPhone 13, coming in fall 2021, are already circulating. Japanese site Mac Otakara today shared a rough 3D printed mockup of a 5.5-inch ‌iPhone‌ said to be coming in 2021, which is from "Alibaba sources." The model may be built on leaked specifications and rumors, but where the info comes from is unclear. It's a successor to the smaller 5.4-inch ‌iPhone‌ that's expected in 2020, so likely one of the lower-end devices in the 2021 lineup, if accurate. It's the same size as the rumored 5.4-inch ‌iPhone‌, but design changes provide more available display space. The ‌iPhone‌ features no notch for the TrueDepth camera, and the FaceTime camera is located in the front center. Mac Otakara suggests the ‌iPhone‌ could use Samsung's Under Panel Sensor technology, which would allow cameras to be positioned under a display. The site also speculates about a possible bottom-of-screen camera, a rumor we haven't heard before and which seems unlikely. Along with no notch, the mockup features ultra thin bezels, and while the camera module is not fleshed out, there are dots that suggest open space for testing different camera modules. Late last month, leaker Fudge (@choco_bit) said that the higher-end ‌iPhone‌ models coming in 2021 will feature four camera setups with LiDAR technology, but it's not clear if that information is accurate. One other major design change appears to be a USB-C port instead of a Lightning port. There have been rumors about Apple swapping over to USB-C for years now. Another Fudge leak from late last month suggested Apple's ‌iPhone‌ 13 lineup will be portless, combining wireless charging with a Smart Connector system for data transfer. Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has also said that the high-end 2021 ‌iPhone‌ will have a "completely wireless experience." Whether we'll end up with a port-free design, USB-C, or another year with Lightning remains to be seen, but past rumors have said that in the long-term, Apple wants an ‌iPhone‌ without external ports and buttons. Mac Otakara says the mockup depicts just one prototype that's under development, so Apple's plans may ultimately change and this mockup is unlikely to represent the final version of the ‌iPhone‌ that we see in 2021.Related Roundup: iPhone 12Tag: 2021 iPhonesThis article, "iPhone 13 Prototype Mockup Depicts Notch-Free Design and USB-C Port" first appeared on MacRumors.comDiscuss this article in our forums

Security researchers warn of scam VPN apps on iOS

18:30 4 Jun - AppleInsider News

Security researchers at Avast have discovered and reported three iOS VPN apps that were attempting to scam users into buying expensive subscriptions that charged them once a week.

How Apple learned automation can't match human skill

17:05 4 Jun - AppleInsider News

Apple has spent years and millions of dollars on automating its production lines with technology, and it has always reverted to using skilled human beings instead.

Apple TV+ predicted to hit 100 million subscribers by 2025

16:52 4 Jun - AppleInsider News

Apple TV+ isn't booming quite yet, but investment bank JP Morgan is telling investors not to write off the service just yet, estimating that it will hit 100 million subscribers in five years.

Apple's Attempts to Automate Product Assembly Have Met With Limited Success

16:38 4 Jun - MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors - Front Page

The Information today published a detailed look at the difficulties Apple has faced trying to assemble its products with robots rather than humans. The report claims that, beginning in 2012, Apple assembled a team of robotics and automation specialists at a secret lab in Sunnyvale, California to search for ways to reduce the number of workers on its production lines. However, the team is said to have quickly encountered challenges designing some of these automated systems:Building a robot that can fasten screws is among the hardest challenges in the industry. A robot must pick up the screw at a specific angle and align it with a hole using multiple industrial cameras. Apple uses screws so tiny that robots had no way to measure the force used to drill them in. By contrast, human workers can feel the resistance from their hand and can tell when something is off. As for putting glue onto display panels, Apple?s specifications are so tight that glue must often be placed within a millimeter of its desired spot inside a product. One former team member said well-trained Chinese workers were more adept at applying glue than their robot counterparts.While many of the automated systems were abandoned or not implemented, the team apparently did have some success replacing workers with robots for simpler tasks such as testing of products like the Apple TV, Apple Watch, and iPad. The report provides many more examples of Apple's attempts at ramping up automation, only to experience challenges. In 2014, for instance, Apple attempted to automate assembly of its since-discontinued 12-inch MacBook, but the production line apparently turned out to be more trouble than it was worth due to various issues:In early trials, the conveyor systems moved erratically, slowing down the movement of parts. A robot that installed the keyboard using 88 small screws kept malfunctioning, requiring humans to come in afterward and rework most of the process. Containers used for moving parts kept piling up on conveyors, creating traffic jams.These issues apparently led Apple to delay the launch of the 12-inch MacBook by around six months. The notebook was released in April 2015. The report concludes that, while Apple has not had much success using robots to assemble its products as a whole, automation can be effective for specific parts. A few years ago, Apple also introduced a robot named Daisy that can take apart up to 200 iPhone devices per hour, removing and sorting components for recycling purposes.This article, "Apple's Attempts to Automate Product Assembly Have Met With Limited Success" first appeared on MacRumors.comDiscuss this article in our forums

Today only: Apple's 2019 15" MacBook Pro drops to $1,579 (up to $950 off)

15:45 4 Jun - AppleInsider News

In what are the lowest prices we've seen on Mid 2019 15-inch MacBook Pros, Amazon-owned Woot has refurbished units discounted to as low as $1,579.99, with savings of up to $950 off. These units are refurbished by Apple, but come with a 1-year Woot warranty.

Apple Suppliers Reportedly Developing OLED Displays With Low-Power LTPO Tech for 2021 iPhones

15:24 4 Jun - MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors - Front Page

Apple's supply chain partners are already developing OLED displays using LTPO backplane technology for 2021 iPhones, according to DigiTimes. A paywalled preview of the report reads as follows:iPhone OLED screens may adopt LTPO backplanes in 2021, say sources Apple has yet to introduce its 5G iPhones for 2020, but its supply chain is already developing OLED screens using LTPO backplane technology for next year's premium iPhone models, according industry sources.LTPO technology would result in a more power efficient backplane, which is responsible for turning individual pixels on and off on the display. This could pave the way for longer battery life and/or new features like ProMotion or an always-on display. While leakers Max Weinbach and Jon Prosser have claimed that ProMotion is a possibility on some 2020 iPhones, display analyst Ross Young believes that LTPO is essential if Apple plans to support ProMotion on the iPhone, as it would allow for a variable refresh as low as 1Hz when the device is inactive in order to optimize battery life. The full report should be released by tomorrow, so we will update our coverage at that time if there are additional details. Tag: 2021 iPhonesThis article, "Apple Suppliers Reportedly Developing OLED Displays With Low-Power LTPO Tech for 2021 iPhones" first appeared on MacRumors.comDiscuss this article in our forums

Warrant issued for ex-chief of Samsung for market manipulation and fraud

15:17 4 Jun - AppleInsider News

South Korean authorities have issued another warrant for the arrest of the "Crown Prince of Samsung," Lee Jae-yong, just two years after his bribery charges were pardoned.

Best price: 2020 13-inch MacBook Pro (10th Gen CPU, 1TB SSD) drops to $1,799

14:58 4 Jun - AppleInsider News

With limited supply available, B&H is offering shoppers the lowest price on Apple's new 2020 13-inch MacBook Pro equipped with Intel's 10th Gen Core i5 processor and 1TB of SSD storage. Save $200 instantly while supplies last.

Here's where Apple Stores have reopened around the world

14:36 4 Jun - AppleInsider News

Apple is slowly opening up stores around the globe as lockdown restrictions are lifted. Here's where they've opened up, as well as where they remain closed, updated on June 4.

Deals: Apple Watch Series 3 Available for $179 on Amazon

14:23 4 Jun - MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors - Front Page

Amazon has the 38mm Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS) for $179.00 today, down from $199.00. This device is available in the Silver Aluminum Case option with a White Sport Band, as well as the Space Gray Aluminum Case with a Black Sport Band. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with Amazon. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running. There is also a discount on the 42mm Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS), available for $209.00, down from $229.00. Despite being a few years old, Apple keeps the Apple Watch Series 3 as its entry-level option into the Apple Watch family, and it was originally priced starting at $329.00. $20 OFFApple Watch Series 3 for $179.00 If you're on the hunt for more discounts, be sure to visit our Apple Deals roundup where we recap the best Apple-related bargains of the past week.Related Roundup: Apple DealsThis article, "Deals: Apple Watch Series 3 Available for $179 on Amazon" first appeared on MacRumors.comDiscuss this article in our forums

Apple researching how to make televised sports more interactive through AR

14:10 4 Jun - AppleInsider News

Apple is researching how to enhance live sports with viewers able to choose their camera angle, and single out elements they want more information on.

Tim Cook speaks out about racism and injustice

13:54 4 Jun - AppleInsider News

Apple's CEO has issued a statement saying the company is committed to diversity, and to empowering people to "change the world for the better."

Apple CEO Tim Cook on George Floyd's Death: We Must Aim Far Higher Than a 'Normal' Future

13:54 4 Jun - MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors - Front Page

Apple CEO Tim Cook today shared an open letter addressing the death of George Floyd while in police custody last month, referring to the "senseless killing" as "shocking and tragic proof that we must aim far higher than a 'normal' future." The letter is similar to a memo that Cook shared with Apple employees last week, but it adds a few actions that Apple remains committed to, including pushing progress forward on inclusion and diversity, bringing critical resources and technology to underserved school systems, and fighting environmental injustices like climate change, which Apple says disproportionally affects Black communities and other communities of color. Apple is also donating to organizations that challenge racial injustice and mass incarceration, including the Equal Justice Initiative. The open letter is featured on the homepage of Apple's website:Speaking up on racism Right now, there is a pain deeply etched in the soul of our nation and in the hearts of millions. To stand together, we must stand up for one another, and recognize the fear, hurt, and outrage rightly provoked by the senseless killing of George Floyd and a much longer history of racism. That painful past is still present today ? not only in the form of violence, but in the everyday experience of deeply rooted discrimination. We see it in our criminal justice system, in the disproportionate toll of disease on Black and Brown communities, in the inequalities in neighborhood services and the educations our children receive. While our laws have changed, the reality is that their protections are still not universally applied. We've seen progress since the America I grew up in, but it is similarly true that communities of color continue to endure discrimination and trauma. I have heard from so many that you feel afraid ? afraid in your communities, afraid in your daily lives, and, most cruelly of all, afraid in your own skin. We can have no society worth celebrating unless we can guarantee freedom from fear for every person who gives this country their love, labor, and life. At Apple, our mission has been and always will be to create technology that empowers people to change the world for the better. We've always drawn strength from diversity, welcomed people from every walk of life to our stores around the world, and strived to build an Apple that is inclusive of everyone. But we must do more. We commit to continuing our work to bring critical resources and technology to underserved school systems. We commit to continuing to fight the forces of environmental injustice ? like climate change ? which disproportionately harm Black communities and other communities of color. We commit to looking inward and pushing progress forward on inclusion and diversity, so that every great idea can be heard. And we?re donating to organizations including the Equal Justice Initiative, which challenge racial injustice and mass incarceration. To create change, we have to reexamine our own views and actions in light of a pain that is deeply felt but too often ignored. Issues of human dignity will not abide standing on the sidelines. To the Black community ? we see you. You matter and your lives matter. This is a moment when many people may want nothing more than a return to normalcy, or to a status quo that is only comfortable if we avert our gaze from injustice. As difficult as it may be to admit, that desire is itself a sign of privilege. George Floyd's death is shocking and tragic proof that we must aim far higher than a "normal" future, and build one that lives up to the highest ideals of equality and justice. In the words of Martin Luther King, "Every society has its protectors of status quo and its fraternities of the indifferent who are notorious for sleeping through revolutions. Today, our very survival depends on our ability to stay awake, to adjust to new ideas, to remain vigilant and to face the challenge of change." With every breath we take, we must commit to being that change, and to creating a better, more just world for everyone.A fundraiser has been set up on GoFundMe for George Floyd's six-year-old daughter Gianna Floyd and her mother Roxie Washington.Tag: Tim CookThis article, "Apple CEO Tim Cook on George Floyd's Death: We Must Aim Far Higher Than a 'Normal' Future" first appeared on MacRumors.comDiscuss this article in our forums

Repair shop loses legal battle with Apple over 'counterfeit' iPhone screen import

13:30 4 Jun - AppleInsider News

In the conclusion of a two-year back-and-forth legal battle, an independent repair shop in Norway has lost an appeal over the import so-called "counterfeit" Apple iPhone screens.

Google Search Starts Highlighting Results Directly on Webpages

13:07 4 Jun - MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors - Front Page

Google has added a new content highlighting feature to its search engine that aims to make it easier to find key information on webpages, reports SearchEngineLand (via The Verge). The feature works with Google's Featured Snippets, which appear at the top of search results. Clicking a snippet takes the user to the source webpage, but now the browser automatically scrolls down the page to the text that appeared in the snippet and highlights it in yellow. Google says the feature has been available with AMP pages since December 2018, but this is the first time Google has rolled it out for regular HTML content, too. Web developers don't need to do anything to get content highlighting working on their sites, as it's all managed at Google's end and happens automatically, although our tests backed up The Verge's claim that, currently, it doesn't always work. There is no markup needed by webmasters. This happens automatically, using Scroll To Text for HTML pages https://t.co/cE9O2cBgKu. See also more background here: https://t.co/vKFmR3HLK3— Google SearchLiaison (@searchliaison) June 3, 2020 The search shown in the images at the top of our article worked on desktop in Chrome, but not in Safari or Firefox, for example. They didn't work in the mobile versions of these browsers for us at all. As noted by SearchEngineLand, the feature could have an impact on the ad market, since visitors may be automatically scrolled down past website ads to the highlighted content. In some instances, sites may need to relocate their ads to align with the new Google feature. Tag: GoogleThis article, "Google Search Starts Highlighting Results Directly on Webpages" first appeared on MacRumors.comDiscuss this article in our forums

Signal Encrypted Messenger Rolling Out New Face-Blurring Tool for Shared Images

11:39 4 Jun - MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors - Front Page

Encrypted messaging app Signal is rolling out a new face-blurring feature that automatically locates and blurs faces in images shared over the platform. In a blog post announcing the update, Signal co-founder Moxie Marlinspike explained that the tool was a response to a surge in traffic, spurred by ongoing protests around the world against racism and poice brutality. Many of the people and groups who are organizing for that change are using Signal to communicate, and we're working hard to keep up with the increased traffic. We've also been working to figure out additional ways we can support everyone in the street right now. One immediate thing seems clear: 2020 is a pretty good year to cover your face. The latest version of Signal for Android and iOS introduces a new blur feature in the image editor that can help protect the privacy of the people in the photos you share. Now it's easy to give every face a hiding place, or draw a fuzzy trace over something you want to erase. Simply tap on the new blur tool icon to get started.According to Marlinspike, all processing involved in the new blur feature happens locally on the device to maintain privacy. He also cautions that the feature isn't perfect, and won't detect every face all of the time. To compensate for these flaws, Signal's image editor also includes an option to manually obscure faces and other areas of a photo with a blur brush. Since May 25, Signal has been setting daily download records in the U.S., according to Apptopia (via Recode). The encrypted chat app was the eighth most downloaded social networking app on Tuesday, for example, and ranked around the top 100 for all apps. Signal Private Messenger is a free download [Direct Link] for iPhone and iPad available on the App Store. Note: Due to the political or social nature of the discussion regarding this topic, the discussion thread is located in our Political News forum. All forum members and site visitors are welcome to read and follow the thread, but posting is limited to forum members with at least 100 posts.Tags: privacy, Encryption, SignalThis article, "Signal Encrypted Messenger Rolling Out New Face-Blurring Tool for Shared Images" first appeared on MacRumors.comDiscuss this article in our forums

Apple Hires Amazon Video Executive to Lead Apple TV+ Sports Division

10:56 4 Jun - MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors - Front Page

Apple has reportedly hired Amazon Video sports content executive James DeLorenzo to work on its Apple TV+ on-demand video service. DeLorenzo has led Amazon Video's sports division since 2016 and has also been senior vice president of the company's Audible subscription audiobook service, according to his LinkedIn profile. DeLorenzo will head the sports division for ‌Apple TV‌+, according to Recode. Apple has yet to comment on the hire. Rumors suggest Apple is seeking to expand its TV+ service with live sports content, which would help diversify its currently limited originals offering. Apple is also said to be looking to bolster its library by exploring deals for MGM Holdings content and college sports right, as well as purchasing existing back catalog TV series. Tweetscoop: Apple has hired Amazon exec Jim DeLorenzo to head up sports for its ‌Apple TV‌ unit. DeLorenzo went to Amazon in 2016 to run sports there, tho his current LinkedIn says he?s svp at Amazon?s Audible.— Peter Kafka (@pkafka) June 4, 2020 Apple charges $4.99 per month for ?‌Apple TV‌?+, and while many subscribers have a free year after purchasing an Apple device, Apple will need to make ?‌Apple TV‌?+ worth the subscription fee in the future by offering users more choice. Tags: Apple TV Shows, Apple TV PlusThis article, "Apple Hires Amazon Video Executive to Lead Apple TV+ Sports Division" first appeared on MacRumors.comDiscuss this article in our forums

Save up to $200 on 2020 13" MacBook Pros, plus $60 off AppleCare

08:07 4 Jun - AppleInsider News

Apple's brand-new 2020 13-inch MacBook Pro is $75 to $200 off, and every single configuration is eligible for the exclusive coupon discount. Plus, save $60 on AppleCare, delivering the best deals and lowest prices anywhere on the new notebooks.

Apple reportedly poaches Amazon exec to head sports for Apple TV+

06:58 4 Jun - AppleInsider News

According to an unconfirmed report on Wednesday, Apple recently hired Amazon Video sports content chief James DeLorenzo to fill a similar role at Apple TV+.

Apple still mulling services bundle, iOS 13.5.5 code suggests

03:11 4 Jun - AppleInsider News

Code discovered in the latest iOS 13.5.5 release suggests Apple is working to build out a bundle of its core for-pay services, Apple Music, Apple News+, Apple TV+ and Apple Arcade.

Code in iOS 13.5.5 Suggests Apple is Working on Services Bundle

02:04 4 Jun - MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors - Front Page

Rumors have suggested Apple is working on a services bundle that will offer multiple Apple services like Apple TV+ and Apple Music for one flat monthly rate, and according to 9to5Mac, code found in iOS 13.5.5 seemingly confirms Apple's bundle plans. Files in iOS 13.5.5 reference a "bundle offer" and a "bundle subscription," and these files weren't in earlier versions of iOS. The files are said to be related to the "management system of Apple's own services subscriptions like Apple News+." Apple has been rumored to be working on some kind of services bundle since 2018, and most of the rumors have indicated that the company is mulling including ‌Apple Music‌, ‌Apple TV‌+, and ‌Apple News‌+ in the bundle offering. Right now, ‌Apple Music‌ is priced at $9.99 per month, ‌Apple TV‌+ is $4.99 per month, and ‌Apple News‌+ is $9.99 per month, so a bundle would presumably offer customers a discount while also enticing them to subscribe to all three of Apple's offerings. ‌Apple News‌+ and ‌Apple TV‌+ are not as popular as ‌Apple Music‌, so a bundle could drive growth. Since late 2019, Apple has been holding discussions with record labels about creating a media content bundle that would include the ‌Apple Music‌ service. At least one record label has voiced concerns, so it's not clear when Apple might be able to secure the deals that will allow it to offer a bundle. A November report from Bloomberg suggested a services bundle could launch as soon as 2020. Apple in late 2019 experimented with bundling, providing free access to ‌Apple TV‌+ for students who subscribe to the ‌Apple Music‌ service.Tags: bundle, Apple Music, Apple News, Apple TV PlusThis article, "Code in iOS 13.5.5 Suggests Apple is Working on Services Bundle" first appeared on MacRumors.comDiscuss this article in our forums

Apple, Walgreens partner on $50 Apple Card sign-up promotion

01:52 4 Jun - AppleInsider News

Apple, in partnership with Walgreens, this week presented its first Apple Card sign-up incentive, offering new members $50 in Daily Cash when they use the branded card at a Walgreens store.

Refresh of iPad Pro with mini LED, 5G expected in the first half of 2021

23:28 3 Jun - AppleInsider News

A radical refresh to the iPad Pro with 5G and mini LED may not arrive until 2021, if a new rumor is accurate.

Epic Games still has plans to launch Epic Games Store on iOS

23:21 3 Jun - AppleInsider News

The Epic Games Store may soon arrive on mobile platforms like iOS and Android, according to Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney.

Analyst demands $250 Apple Watch -- but there already is one

22:52 3 Jun - AppleInsider News

An Apple stock analyst suggested today that Apple will sell 10 times the volume of Apple Watches that they do now, if they would just listen to him. However, Apple has already been doing what he wants them to do for some time.

Apple issues first watchOS 6.2.8 beta to developers

22:38 3 Jun - AppleInsider News

Apple on Wednesday released an initial beta version of watchOS 6.2.8 to developers for testing, continuing a new round of software evaluation in the lead-up to WWDC 2020.