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Apple's Tim Cook was second highest paid US CEO in 2019

02:22 11 Jul - AppleInsider News

Apple CEO Tim Cook came in second in a ranking of the highest paid U.S. CEOs in 2019, behind only Tesla's Elon Musk.Credit: TimeThe Apple chief executive earned annual compensation totaling $133.7 million in 2019. Cook's base salary that year was $3 million, with $7.7 million in bonuses, $884,000 in perks, and the remaining $122.2 million coming from stock awards. Read more...


Apple's Tim Cook was second highest paid US CEO in 2019

02:22 11 Jul - AppleInsider News

Apple CEO Tim Cook came in second in a ranking of the highest paid U.S. CEOs in 2019, behind only Tesla's Elon Musk.Credit: TimeThe Apple chief executive earned annual compensation totaling $133.7 million in 2019. Cook's base salary that year was $3 million, with $7.7 million in bonuses, $884,000 in perks, and the remaining $122.2 million coming from stock awards. Read more...

Apple reportedly pushes Foxconn to invest $1B to expand iPhone manufacturing in India

01:25 11 Jul - AppleInsider News

Taiwanese contract manufacturer Foxconn is reportedly preparing to infuse up to $1 billion into a production facility in India, an investment supposedly made at the behest of Apple.Citing sources familiar with the matter, Reuters reports Apple is quietly pushing supply partners to expand beyond China amid political tensions and the coronavirus pandemic."There's a strong request from Apple to its clients to move part of the iPhone production out of China," one source told the publication. Read more...

With Apple Watch and watchOS 7 we're washing our hands longer in fear of reprimand

00:29 11 Jul - AppleInsider News

With watchOS 7, the Apple Watch now helps you wash your hands properly by detecting when you begin washing and timing you.Washing hands completed message in watchOS 7While some users may find this feature tedious, it will certainly be beneficial for some. And for those who don't appreciate it, it can quickly be disabled. Read more...

Apple offers past Apple News+ subscribers another free month

23:06 10 Jul - AppleInsider News

Apple is offering a free month of service to users who tried Apple News+ but have since canceled their subscriptions.Credit: AppleThe $9.99-a-month Apple News subscription service, which offers users a range of magazines and premium media content, first launched in March 2019. The service is said to be struggling in terms of gaining new customers while at the same time appeasing participating publishers. Read more...

iOS 14: How to Use Picture in Picture Mode on iPhone

22:59 10 Jul - MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors - Front Page

With iOS 13, Apple added a Picture in Picture Mode to the iPad, and with iOS 14, that Picture in Picture functionality is available for the iPhone too, letting users do things like watch videos and take FaceTime calls while doing other things on their device. This guide covers everything that you need to know about using Picture in Picture on the ‌iPhone‌. Using Picture in Picture With Apps Picture in Picture works with apps that play video content, but when it comes to third-party apps, app developers have to implement support for the feature. Picture in Picture in the Apple TV app. Content is black because Apple does not allow screenshots of movies and TV shows. In the ‌iOS 14‌ beta, for example, YouTube has not implemented Picture in Picture support, so the YouTube app doesn't work with the feature. In a compatible app, which includes Apple's apps such as ‌Apple TV‌, you can tap on the Picture in Picture icon available at the top of the app to activate Picture in Picture mode, or double tap on the video with two fingers. Exiting out of Picture in Picture Mode and returning to full screen mode with the app reopened can be done by tapping on the same icon in the upper right corner of the Picture in Picture window or double tapping with two fingers. Closing the Picture in Picture window and existing out of the app can be done by tapping on the X in the left corner. Picture in Picture mode controls for apps that play television and movie content include play/pause and an option to tap to skip 15 seconds forward and 15 seconds back. Using Picture in Picture on the Web Picture in Picture with the Safari app works with almost any video and website developers don't need to implement support. On a site with a video, such as YouTube, tap to play the video and then tap the Picture in Picture icon or do a two finger double tap on the video. There are some video types that don't work, such as the videos that some sites embed in webpages, so there may need to be some tweaks to some websites before those kinds of videos can be used in Picture in Picture mode. It is compatible with videos from sites like YouTube and Vimeo, however, so websites that use these embeds will have content compatible with Picture in Picture. Note that you can't use Picture in Picture mode on one website and then open another in the Safari app because it causes the Picture in Picture window to close. It works fine with non-Safari apps though. Using Picture in Picture with ‌FaceTime‌ Picture in Picture works with ‌FaceTime‌ in ‌iOS 14‌, and that's perhaps the most useful way to take advantage of it. In ‌iOS 13‌, if you need to do something on your phone, you have to swipe out of the ‌FaceTime‌ window, which pauses your video for the person you'te speaking with. In ‌iOS 14‌, if you swipe out of a ‌FaceTime‌ call it automatically minimizes into a Picture in Picture window that continues to be visible even while you access other apps so you and the other person you're talking to can continue your conversation without the ‌iPhone‌ being otherwise unusable. You can double tap on the ‌FaceTime‌ window to change its size from large to medium or small and then back again, and if you just single tap the Picture in Picture window expands back to the full size of the ‌iPhone‌'s display. You can also move the Picture in Picture window to the optimal spot on the screen. Customizing Picture in Picture Window Size and Position You can double tap on any Picture in Picture window or use pinch gestures to change the Picture in Picture window size. There are three sizes to choose from: small, medium, and large. The small window is about the size of two app icons, the medium is as wide as about three app icons and as tall as one and a half, while the largest window is the size of eight app icons. All of the windows are shown in a landscape orientation on the ‌iPhone‌'s Home Screen with the exception of ‌FaceTime‌, which is shown in portrait mode. Picture in Picture windows can be used with almost any app or while on the Home Screen. The small and medium windows can be moved to any corner of the ‌iPhone‌'s display, while the large Picture in Picture window can be placed at the top or the bottom of the screen. Moving the Picture in Picture Window Off Screen You can pull a Picture in Picture window of any size over to the side of the ‌iPhone‌ with drag and drop gestures, moving it off of the screen. With the Picture in Picture window off screen, you will continue to hear the audio from the video or ‌FaceTime‌ call, but it won't be visible on the ‌iPhone‌'s display. Guide Feedback Have questions about the Picture in Picture mode on the ‌iPhone‌, know of a feature we left out, or want to offer feedback on this guide? Send us an email here.Related Roundups: iOS 14, iPadOS 14This article, "iOS 14: How to Use Picture in Picture Mode on iPhone" first appeared on MacRumors.comDiscuss this article in our forums

These are the Apple Stores that re-closed due to COVID-19 spikes

22:23 10 Jul - AppleInsider News

Due to a resurgence in COVID-19 infections across many U.S. states, Apple announced on July 1 that it has re-closed or is soon closing a total of 77 stores, just weeks after they were reopened. Here's which Apple Stores have re-closed.Credit: AppleApple first shuttered all of its Apple Store locations in March due to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus. In May, the Cupertino tech giant began to cautiously reopen select Apple Stores across the U.S. with new social distancing, sanitation and mask requirements. Read more...

The PortCozy Protects Your MacBook Pro's Ports From Dust and Debris

21:56 10 Jul - MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors - Front Page

Cozy Industries, known for making a range of accessories for Apple devices, recently came out with its newest product, the PortCozy. The PortCozy is a simple silicone plug that's meant to plug into the USB-C ports on Apple's MacBook Pro models to keep out dirt, dust, debris, and moisture while traveling or when the MacBook is not in use. Compatible with the 2016 and later 13, 15, and 16-inch ‌MacBook Pro‌ models, Cozy Industries sells the PortCozy in a set of two alongside a port cleaning brush for $6.99. A pack includes a PortCozy set in smoke and a set in clear, and it can be purchased from the Cozy website.This article, "The PortCozy Protects Your MacBook Pro's Ports From Dust and Debris" first appeared on MacRumors.comDiscuss this article in our forums

The best iTunes movie deals for July 10

21:44 10 Jul - AppleInsider News

Apple places iTunes movies on sale each week, and this week you can travel around the world with films set across the globe or revisit history with a WWII film spotlight.iTunes Movie DealsMovie release spotlight Read more...

Apple CEO Tim Cook's 2019 Compensation Totaled Over $133 Million

21:01 10 Jul - MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors - Front Page

Apple CEO Tim Cook was the second highest paid CEO in the United States in 2019, according to Bloomberg's list of the highest paid CEOs and executives in 2019. Cook received compensation totaling $133,727,869 by Bloomberg's count. Almost all of Cook's compensation was provided in the form of stock awards and related performance bonuses. As reported by the SEC earlier this year, Cook received a $3 million base salary with $7.7 million in incentives, with the rest coming from stock awards that vested during the year. Tesla CEO Elon Musk was the number one highest paid CEO in the United States during the year, receiving close to $600 million. Charger Communications CEO Tom Rutledge, former acting CEO of CBS Joseph Ianniello, Chewy CEO Sumit Singh, and Blackstone Group COO Jonathan Gray all earned over $100 million. As for other tech company executives, Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai earned $86 million, Intel CEO Robert Swan earned $99 million, and Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella earned $77 million. Cook regularly contributes to charity organizations and in the past said that he plans to give away the vast majority of his wealth.Tag: Tim CookThis article, "Apple CEO Tim Cook's 2019 Compensation Totaled Over $133 Million" first appeared on MacRumors.comDiscuss this article in our forums

Today only: save up to $720 on 13-inch MacBook Pros, plus Apple Watch back for $169

20:57 10 Jul - AppleInsider News

Amazon is hosting a special 13-inch MacBook Pro sale during its Gold Box Deal of the Day, with prices as low as $1,149.99 for models with four Thunderbolt 3 ports. Meanwhile, the $169 Apple Watch deal has returned in the popular Space Gray color.Bonus savings on MacBook Pro, Apple Watch devicesThe Amazon Gold Box Deal of the Day offers shoppers up to $720 off Apple's 2019 13-inch MacBook Pro with a 2.4GHz processor and your choice of 256GB or 512GB of storage. These Renewed units work and look like new, according to Amazon, and are backed by the 90-day Amazon Renewed Guarantee. Compared to the same models in new condition, these flash deals are $150 to $370 cheaper. Read more...

Apple advises against MacBook camera covers due to display cracking

20:55 10 Jul - AppleInsider News

Apple, in a new support document, is warning users against closing their MacBook lids with a cover over the camera.Credit: YouTubePlacing a cover, sticker or tape over a laptop camera is a practice adopted by some privacy- and security-conscious individuals to protect against webcam hijacking. Now, however, Apple is explicitly advising against the tactic. Read more...

Apple Warns Against Closing MacBooks With a Cover Over the Camera

20:12 10 Jul - MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors - Front Page

Apple this month published a support document that warns customers against closing their Mac notebooks with a cover over the camera as it can lead to display damage. Image via Reddit Apple says that the clearance between the display and the keyboard is designed to very tight tolerances, which can be problematic. Covering the camera can also cause issues with automatic brightness and True Tone.If you close your Mac notebook with a camera cover installed, you might damage your display because the clearance between the display and keyboard is designed to very tight tolerances. Covering the built-in camera might also interfere with the ambient light sensor and prevent features like automatic brightness and True Tone from working. As an alternative to a camera cover, use the camera indicator light to determine if your camera is active, and decide which apps can use your camera in System Preferences.The warnings from Apple likely stem from complaints from MacBook Pro owners who have seen their displays crack after covering the camera, and there are multiple reports and warnings on sites that include MacRumors and Reddit. The issue appears to be especially bad with the new 16-inch ‌MacBook Pro‌ models that have thinner bezels. Image via the MacRumors Forums MacRumors forum member Dashwin, for example, put a webcam cover on his 16-inch ‌MacBook Pro‌ in April and the result was a crack in the display under where the camera is located.The latest MBP 16 inch with the thin tiny bezels and display comes at a cost of breakage with the tiniest of forces with a webcam cover in place. The internal display no longer works and I've had to connect it to an external display. I've had one of the exact same webcam covers on my 2011 MBP with no issues whatsoever for many years.Damage from applying a webcam cover to the camera is considered accidental and can be repaired under AppleCare+, but it's quite possible it's an issue that Apple won't fix for customers that don't have ‌AppleCare‌+, and it's an expensive fix. Apple says that customers concerned about illicit camera access should watch for the green light that comes on when the camera is activated. The camera is engineered so that it can't be accessed without the indicator light turning on. MacBook owners can also control which apps have access to the built-in camera as users must grant permission for camera use on any operating system after macOS Mojave. For those who do need to cover the camera, Apple recommends a camera cover that's not thicker than the average piece of printer paper (0.1mm) and that does not leave adhesive residue.Related Roundup: MacBook ProBuyer's Guide: 13" MacBook Pro (Buy Now), 16" MacBook Pro (Caution)This article, "Apple Warns Against Closing MacBooks With a Cover Over the Camera" first appeared on MacRumors.comDiscuss this article in our forums

MacRumors Giveaway: Win a Luna Display Adapter That Turns an iPad or Mac Into a Second Screen

20:01 10 Jul - MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors - Front Page

For this week's giveaway, we've teamed up with Astropad to offer MacRumors readers a chance to win a Luna Display adapter that can turn an extra Mac or an iPad into a secondary display to be used with a main Mac. The inch-long Luna Display adapter plugs into a Mac using a USB-C port (on newer Macs) or a Mini DisplayPort (on older Macs) and then when paired with the Luna Display software, your primary Mac can be connected to an ‌iPad‌ or another Mac over Wifi, providing new ways to utilize old hardware or to add extra displays without having to invest in new products. When connected, the Luna Display is able to extend the primary Mac's display to the secondary Mac or the ‌iPad‌ to allow the extra device to be used as a second screen, a feature that can be extra useful these days as people continue to figure out their work from home setups with makeshift offices. Available for $70, the Luna Display sets itself apart from Apple's Sidecar functionality with the Mac-to-Mac support, which ‌Sidecar‌ can't do. The Mac-to-Mac feature was introduced after ‌Sidecar‌ and it makes the Luna Display adapter more powerful than Apple's solution. Luna Display is also able to work with older iPads that aren't supported by ‌Sidecar‌. When used in Mac-to-Mac mode, the primary Mac needs to be running macOS El Capitan or later, while the secondary Mac can be running macOS Mountain Lion or later, so you can use the Luna Display with some machines that are quite a bit older. For the best performance, the main Mac should be a 2012 MacBook Air or later, a 2012 MacBook Pro or later, a 2012 Mac mini or later, a 2012 iMac or later, or a 2013 Mac Pro or later. Luna Display offers full keyboard, trackpad, and mouse support on both Macs when used in Mac-to-Mac mode, and more information on using Luna Display with dual Macs can be found on the Luna Display website. As for iPads, the Luna Display is compatible with almost all modern iPads, including the the ‌iPad‌ 2 or later, all ‌iPad‌ mini models, all iPad Pro models, and all ‌iPad‌ Air models, with iOS 9.1 or later as the only requirement. Performance is faster on newer iPads, but older models work well too. Right now, Astropad's Luna Display is compatible only with Macs, but later this year, the company is planning to debut Windows support for the first time in an effort to reach more customers and further diversify its product lineup after the launch of Apple's ‌Sidecar‌. Check out Astropad's recent blog post for more info on the Windows-based products that are coming. We have five Luna Display adapters to give away to MacRumors readers. To enter to win our ‌giveaway‌, use the Gleam.io widget below and enter an email address. Email addresses will be used solely for contact purposes to reach the winners and send the prizes. You can earn additional entries by subscribing to our weekly newsletter, subscribing to our YouTube channel, following us on Twitter, following us on Instagram, or visiting the MacRumors Facebook page. Due to the complexities of international laws regarding giveaways, only U.S. residents who are 18 years or older and Canadian residents (excluding Quebec) who have reached the age of majority in their province or territory are eligible to enter. To offer feedback or get more information on the ‌giveaway‌ restrictions, please refer to our Site Feedback section, as that is where discussion of the rules will be redirected. Luna Display GiveawayThe contest will run from today (July 10) at 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time through 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time on July 17. The winners will be chosen randomly on July 17 and will be contacted by email. The winners will have 48 hours to respond and provide a shipping address before new winners are chosen.Tags: giveaway, Astropad, Luna DisplayThis article, "MacRumors Giveaway: Win a Luna Display Adapter That Turns an iPad or Mac Into a Second Screen" first appeared on MacRumors.comDiscuss this article in our forums

Apple TV+ review: 'Greatness Code' a uniquely presented sports documentary series

19:42 10 Jul - AppleInsider News

Apple's new steaming service has teamed up with Lebron James and Tom Brady to produce this surprisingly engaging TV series, which applies creative animation to stories of sports excellence.Apple TV+'s new series, Greatness Code Before team sports return from their long coronavirus hiatus in late July, Apple TV+ is serving up a new, short-form documentary series, featuring a group of athletic icons. Greatness Code is directed by Gotham Chopra, and comes from the production companies of Lebron James and Tom Brady, both of whom are featured in the series. Read more...

Deals: up to $200 off every 2020 13" MacBook Pro, plus $60 off AppleCare, 5% back

17:56 10 Jul - AppleInsider News

AppleInsider readers this week can save $75 to $200 on every 2020 13-inch MacBook Pro thanks to exclusive coupon discounts. Plus, save $60 on AppleCare and get an additional 5% back with the new Adorama Edge Credit Card. Total savings can reach upward of $440 off the latest systems bundled with AC and the Edge financing promotion.Best 2020 13-inch MacBook Pro dealsWhether you're looking for the cheapest price on the standard 2020 13-inch MacBook Pro, or want a loaded model with 32GB of RAM and 4TB of storage, Adorama is offering AppleInsider readers the best MacBook Pro deals thanks to an exclusive coupon discount with promo code APINSIDER when used with our special pricing links. Read more...

Apple Arcade Adds Puzzle Adventure Game 'Creaks'

17:05 10 Jul - MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors - Front Page

Apple Arcade today added the game "Creaks" to its list of titles that you can play if you have an ‌Apple Arcade‌ subscription. "Creaks" is described as a puzzle adventure game in which players have to explore an old mansion to find hidden paintings and solve puzzles to uncover the mansion's secrets. The game comes from the creators of "Machinarium" and "Samorost," and features a hand-painted art style along with an original score from Hidden Orchestra. "Creaks" is available to play on iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple TV. It's also designated as a single player experience aimed at players nine years or older. ‌Apple Arcade‌ launched last year and it lets subscribers gain access to hundreds of iOS games with no in-app purchases or adds for $4.99 per month. Apple worked with developers including Bossa Studios, Cartoon Network, Konami, and LEGO when building ‌Apple Arcade‌, and new games launch weekly.Tag: Apple ArcadeThis article, "Apple Arcade Adds Puzzle Adventure Game 'Creaks'" first appeared on MacRumors.comDiscuss this article in our forums

Facebook SDK bug again causing iOS apps such as Spotify to crash [u]

16:33 10 Jul - AppleInsider News

For the second time in three months, some apps that rely on Facebook's developer tools to log users in to their accounts are crashing on launch. Update: Facebook claims to have resolved the issue.Many iOS apps that use the Facebook login SDK are reportedly crashingDevelopers are reporting that multiple apps have again been affected by a problem in the Facebook SDK which they use to streamline the process of logging users in or allow sharing of content. Reports vary, but the problem appears to have begun around 6:20 a.m. ET. Read more...

Apple starts trial production of semitransparent lenses for AR devices

16:31 10 Jul - AppleInsider News

Polarized and semi-transparent lenses for "Apple Glass" have reportedly begun trial production runs at Apple supplier Foxconn.Lenses are going to be among the most complex and critical components of "Apple Glass"Apple has reportedly entered trial production with Foxconn for the manufacture of lenses that are expected to be used in "Apple Glass." The lenses are critical to the use of augmented reality and ARkit, in how they will present computer-generated images to the wearer, alongside what that user can see of the real world. Read more...

Apple Moving Forward on Semitransparent Lenses for Upcoming AR Headset

16:24 10 Jul - MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors - Front Page

Apple and Foxconn have reached a key milestone in the development of Apple's long-rumored augmented reality headset, with the semitransparent lenses for the device moving from prototype to trial production, reports The Information. Apple is developing the lenses on a single production line at a Foxconn factory in Chengdu in southwestern China, where most of Apple?s iPad production is centered, the person said. Apple has multiple phases in the development of new products, starting with periods of prototyping in California and China, during which it makes dozens and hundreds of units, respectively, of the products and their parts. As of May, the lenses had entered a stage known as engineering validation test, or EVT, during which Apple typically makes thousands of units, said the person familiar with the matter. During that period, Apple has locked down the design and begins testing its suitability for mass production.The report indicates that the lenses (and thus the headset itself) are still at least a year or two away from mass production, and various rumors have pointed toward a launch around 2022. A recent report from Bloomberg's Mark Gurman indicated that Apple's AR and VR projects have been hampered by internal divisions over whether Apple should emphasize graphics and processing power in a design that would connect wirelessly to a nearby hub or a more personal approach with lesser capabilities but which can be contained entirely within the headset. Apple is said to have multiple AR and VR projects in the works beyond the initial headset, known by the code name of N301, with a sleeker pair of AR glasses known as N421 that could launch in 2023.Related Roundup: Apple GlassesThis article, "Apple Moving Forward on Semitransparent Lenses for Upcoming AR Headset" first appeared on MacRumors.comDiscuss this article in our forums

Apple TV+ review: 'Greyhound' brings Apple to the movie big leagues

15:46 10 Jul - AppleInsider News

Apple has made a good move buying this World War II movie, starring Tom Hanks as a Naval commander, because it's a tense and thrilling effort, as well as being high-profile for the fledgling service.Tom Hanks in "Greyhound," a new film premiering globally on Friday, July 10, on Apple TV+.If prestige projects are what you want ? and it's pretty clear that prestige is very important to the overall Apple TV+ project ? it's hard to get more prestigious than a World War II movie starring and written by Tom Hanks. Hanks, as an actor, producer and sometimes both, has been involved in Saving Private Ryan, Band of Brothers, and The Pacific, all of which have collected piles of accolades and awards. Read more...

Apple Silicon updates, Apple Store updates, and more places to get your Apple gear fixed

14:54 10 Jul - AppleInsider News

Apple settles some questions about Apple Silicon hardware, but raises others. Plus even as Apple Stores continue to reopen after the coronavirus lockdown, Apple is now allowing more independent firms to perform repairs.Since Craig Federighi demonstrated Apple Silicon, more hardware questions have been raisedThe concern that Apple Silicon will drop support for Thunderbolt 3 has been resolved, as Apple commits to supporting it ? and Intel announces more details of Thunderbolt 4, too. Yet even as that's been settled, there's now another question over whether Apple is looking to axe external GPUs instead. Read more...

Facebook SDK Issue Again Causing Numerous iOS Apps to Crash or Freeze

14:49 10 Jul - MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors - Front Page

Popular iOS apps including Spotify, SoundCloud, Waze, Imgur, and many more are reporting crashing and freezing issues this morning, as pointed out by users on Reddit and in the MacRumors forums. The issue appears to be related to Facebook's iOS SDK, which is used by many apps for login purposes. On Facebook's developer website, the company confirmed that it is aware of the issue and is investigating it. Reports of crashing apps appeared today across social media, with users reporting that while some apps are freezing, others crash completely when opened, including Spotify. These issues are appearing even for users who don't use the Facebook SDK when logging into the affected apps. Additionally, some users are reporting that they are able to access apps like Spotify using Airplane mode, while others suggest using a VPN. This same issue happened two months ago in May.Tag: FacebookThis article, "Facebook SDK Issue Again Causing Numerous iOS Apps to Crash or Freeze" first appeared on MacRumors.comDiscuss this article in our forums

Apple Silicon MacBook Pro migration starting in late 2020, new model in late 2021 says Kuo

14:11 10 Jul - AppleInsider News

Ming-Chi Kuo's industry sources are claiming to know the sequence Apple will move MacBook Pro to Apple Silicon, including when redesigned 14- and 16-inch models will be launched.The 2020 13-inch MacBook ProIn an investment note seen by AppleInsider, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has detailed which Apple suppliers are most to benefit from the move to Apple Silicon ? and which new or redesigned MacBook Pro models they are expected to manufacture. Read more...

Apple Recloses 11 Stores in Southern California, Maryland, Ohio, and Tennessee

13:05 10 Jul - MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors - Front Page

Apple is reclosing 11 additional retail stores in the U.S. because of local increases in coronavirus infections. As reported by 9to5Mac, the stores are located in California, Maryland, Ohio, and Tennessee, and add to the two stores that temporarily closed earlier this week, bringing the total Apple retail store reclosures in the country to 91. The stores in California include Brea Mall (Brea), South Coast Plaza (Costa Mesa), Irvine Spectrum Center (Irvine), Mission Viejo (Mission Viejo), Fashion Island (Newport Beach), El Paseo Village (Palm Desert), State Street (Santa Barbara), and Promenade Temecula (Temecula). Other U.S. store closures include Apple's Columbia store in Maryland, the Kenwood Towne Centre in Cincinnati, Ohio, and CoolSprings Galleria in Franklin, Tennessee. The stores reclose from today, but Apple is accepting customers with existing online orders and previously scheduled Genius Support appointments at the locations through July 12. Earlier this week, Apple chose to close four of its stores in Victoria, Australia, following the deteriorating health situation and the reintroduction of lockdown measures there.Tags: Apple retail, COVID-19 CoronavirusThis article, "Apple Recloses 11 Stores in Southern California, Maryland, Ohio, and Tennessee" first appeared on MacRumors.comDiscuss this article in our forums

Tom Hanks WWII Movie 'Greyhound' Debuts on Apple TV+

12:33 10 Jul - MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors - Front Page

Apple TV+ today debuted "Greyhound," the highly anticipated Second World War movie starring Tom Hanks as a naval officer given command of Navy destroyer Greyhound in the Battle of the Atlantic. "Greyhound" features Hanks as George Krause, who must fight his own self doubts and personal demons as he leads a convoy of Allied ships against German U-boats to prove that he belongs in command. The screenplay for the movie was written by Hanks and the film was meant to be released in theaters, but could not premiere because most theaters across the United States remain closed. Apple ultimately paid $70 million for the film to premiere on ?‌Apple TV‌?+. Alongside "Greyhound," the first four episodes of "Little Voice" also debuted on Apple's streaming service today. The show is a coming of age drama created by J.J. Abrams, Sara Bareilles, and Jessie Nelson, and uses original music by Bareilles. Apple also debuted short-form sports docuseries "Greatness Code" on Friday. ‌Apple TV‌?+ can be accessed through the TV app on the iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, ?‌Apple TV‌?, Mac, select Samsung and LG smart TVs, Amazon Fire TV and Roku devices, as well as online at tv.apple.com. A list of all of the TV shows and movies on the service can be found in our guide.Tags: Apple TV Shows, Apple TV PlusThis article, "Tom Hanks WWII Movie 'Greyhound' Debuts on Apple TV+" first appeared on MacRumors.comDiscuss this article in our forums

Kuo: Apple Silicon Macs to Include 13-inch MacBook Pro and MacBook Air This Year, 14.1-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro Models Next Year

11:58 10 Jul - MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors - Front Page

At last month's WWDC, Apple officially announced that its Mac computers will be transitioned from Intel x86 to homegrown Apple Silicon chips. Apple said it plans to deliver the first ‌Apple Silicon‌ Mac by the end of the year and complete the transition in about two years. According to Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, a 13.3-inch MacBook Pro with a form factor similar to the current 13.3-inch ‌MacBook Pro‌ could be the first Mac to get an Arm-based chip designed by Apple. In March, Kuo predicted this new ‌MacBook Pro‌ will launch late in 2020 or early in 2021. In a research note with TF International Securities today, seen by MacRumors, Kuo said he expects the ‌Apple Silicon‌ 13.3-inch ‌MacBook Pro‌ to go into mass production in the fourth quarter of this year, but he also now predicts we will see an Arm-based MacBook Air either in the same quarter or in the first quarter of next year. Kuo still believes that Apple intends to launch a mini-LED 16-inch ?‌MacBook Pro‌? and a 14.1-inch ‌MacBook Pro‌, also with a mini-LED display, but these will likely arrive in the second or third quarter of 2021, and intriguingly, both will have an "all-new form factor design." Previous rumors suggested an updated 16-inch ‌MacBook Pro‌ could arrive this year in October or November. We predict that Apple will launch new MacBook models including the new 13.3-inch ‌MacBook Pro‌ equipped with the ‌Apple Silicon‌ in 4Q20, the new ‌MacBook Air‌ equipped with the ‌Apple Silicon‌ in 4Q20 or 1Q21, and new 14- and 16-inch ‌MacBook Pro‌ models equipped with the ‌Apple Silicon‌ and all-new form factor design in late 2Q21 or 3Q21.Kuo made no mention in today's report of the ‌Apple Silicon‌ iMac he previously predicted. Apple is still expected to launch a redesigned ‌iMac‌ this year, although it's not expected to be an ‌Apple Silicon‌ machine. Should I Buy an Intel Mac Today or Wait to Buy an Arm-Based Mac? In the same report, Kuo predicts that MacBook shipments in 2020 are expected to increase to 16?17 million units. Kuo also said that under optimistic circumstances, if Apple lowered the price of the new ‌MacBook Air‌ to reflect a cost reduction, and if demand was high for the new 14-inch and 16-inch ‌MacBook Pro‌ models, shipment volume could increase significantly next year to 18-20 million units.Related Roundups: MacBook Air, MacBook ProTags: Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple SiliconBuyer's Guide: MacBook Air (Buy Now), 13" MacBook Pro (Buy Now), 16" MacBook Pro (Caution)This article, "Kuo: Apple Silicon Macs to Include 13-inch MacBook Pro and MacBook Air This Year, 14.1-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro Models Next Year" first appeared on MacRumors.comDiscuss this article in our forums

Leaker: 'iPhone 12 Pro' to Come With 6GB of RAM

10:59 10 Jul - MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors - Front Page

Later this year, Apple is expected to release four OLED iPhones in three display sizes, including 5.4, 6.7, and two 6.1-inch models. Rumors suggest the 6.7-inch iPhone and one 6.1-inch model will be higher-end devices, and now leaker @L0vetodream has corroborated previous rumors about the internal specs of Apple's upcoming lineup. Rumors suggest Apple will use 5-nanometer A14 chips in its 2020 ‌iPhone‌ lineup that will be smaller, faster, and more battery efficient due to improved thermal management. And to accommodate these improvements, @L0vetodream claims the Pro models will feature 6GB of RAM, while the mid-level models will retain the same 4GB of RAM that all iPhone 11 models have. Barclays analyst Blayne Curtis previously said he believes the iPhone 12 Pro models will feature 6GB RAM, while the ‌iPhone 12‌ will have 4GB RAM. UBS analysts also believe the four iPhones in development will feature varying amounts of RAM. They're expecting a 6.7-inch ‌iPhone‌ with 6GB RAM, a 6.1-inch ‌iPhone‌ with 6GB RAM, a 6.1-inch ‌iPhone‌ with 4GB RAM, and a 5.4-inch ‌iPhone‌ with 4GB RAM. Professional 6GBGeneral 4GB— ????? (@L0vetodream) July 9, 2020 The anonymously-run Twitter account @L0vetodream accurately revealed several details about the new ?iPhone SE? before any other leakers that we know of, including that the device would launch in the second week of April and come in three storage capacities. Likewise, the account accurately claimed that new iPad Pro models would launch in the third week of March. It has also hinted at a 2021 release for a rumored 14-inch MacBook Pro.Related Roundup: iPhone 12Tag: L0vetodreamThis article, "Leaker: 'iPhone 12 Pro' to Come With 6GB of RAM" first appeared on MacRumors.comDiscuss this article in our forums

'iPhone 12 Pro' again rumored to boast 6GB of RAM, 'iPhone 12' stuck with 4GB [u]

03:19 10 Jul - AppleInsider News

A prolific leaker shared additional details about Apple's next-generation iPhone series on Thursday, claiming the top-tier "iPhone 12 Pro" will sport 6GB of system memory.The specification was shared in a cryptic tweet from the mysterious "L0vettodream," who said, "Professional 6GB General 4GB." While not specifically mentioned, the upcoming "iPhone 12" series is thought to be the focus of L0vetodream's tweet, as the handsets are expected to be Apple's next big hardware launch.Memory allotment has long been rumored to come in at 6GB for the highest-spec "Pro" iteration, while base variants are anticipated to carry over the usual 4GB of RAM seen on iPhone 11. Both "iPhone 12 Pro" and "iPhone 12" are predicted to run an "A14" processor potentially more powerful than the A12Z Bionic SoC found in iPad Pro. Read more...

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03:13 10 Jul - AppleInsider News

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02:19 10 Jul - AppleInsider News

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