14:34 27 Jul - AppleInsider News
While it still isn't open to new subscribers, it appears Apple's Paramount+ and Showtime bundle has been reactivated for some previous subscribers.In August 2020, users could subscribe to a bundle offer for $9.99 that included CBS All Access as well as Showtime ? two networks both under the ViacomCBS umbrella. Not long after, the bundle deal was halted but those grandfathered in were able to keep the discount pricing of more than 50 percent off.Even after the rebranding of CBS All Access to Paramount+, the bundle stayed in place for subscribers. Read more...
14:24 27 Jul - MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors - Front Page
Apple has released a beta version of Safari 15, distinct from the Safari Technology Preview, for macOS Catalina, featuring the app's redesign that accompanies macOS Monterey.
The Safari 15 beta was first spotted by 9to5Mac, but contrary to reports that it is only available to download using the AppleSeed Program via an exclusive invite from Apple, the beta is in fact open to all users with a developer account.
Safari 15 is available in macOS Monterey, but users of the current release of macOS, macOS Big Sur, are able to explore the features of Safari 15 via the latest Safari Technology Preview, release 128. This new beta version, separate from the Monterey beta or the Safari Technology Preview, makes Safari 15 available for users of macOS Catalina.
Earlier versions of Safari 15 included a significant redesign that did away with the dedicated URL and search interface, instead allowing any individual tab to be used for navigation input. Tabs were also all arranged at the top of the display to minimize the space taken up at the top of a Safari window.
After a number of complaints about the new interface from users, macOS Monterey beta 3 made these design changes optional. Safari 15 also includes new features such as tab groups and a redesigned sidebar.
The Safari 15 beta and the Safari Technology Preview allow users of macOS Catalina and macOS Big Sur to try the new design and features without needing to update their entire Mac's OS to a beta version of macOS Monterey.
Nevertheless, 9to5Mac reports that some users are also being invited by Apple to join the AppleSeed program to try a pre-release version of Safari 15 and provide feedback.Tag: SafariThis article, "Apple Releases Safari 15 Beta for macOS Catalina" first appeared on MacRumors.comDiscuss this article in our forums
14:18 27 Jul - AppleInsider News
Zens has launched a 4-in-1 wireless charger, an all-in-one charging station that provides power to a MagSafe-equipped iPhone, Apple Watch, AirPods, and a fourth device at the same time.The multi-device charging station offers a total of four places where devices can be recharged. Made from aluminum and black in color, the stand is minimalist in design, though not in function.For the iPhone 12 range, the left-hand side has a stand with a MagSafe holder, capable of recharging devices in landscape and portrait orientations at up to 15 watts. Next to it is a flat wireless charging spot for AirPods and Qi-compatible devices. Read more...
13:36 27 Jul - AppleInsider News
Australian iPhone users will be able to use their mobile devices as part of their healthcare experience, with HICAPS practitioners in the country now accepting digital health insurance cards held in Apple Wallet.The change for HICAPS (Health Industry Claims and Payments Service) simplifies the claims process for Australian clients. Members of Medibank, Bupa, nib, and GU Health can now download their digital membership card from their health fund app, and add it to Apple Wallet.Rather than swiping a plastic card, users will instead be able to tap their iPhone or Apple Watch on any HICAPS terminal to make a claim. Real-time notifications will be provided to the user, provided via their health fund's app. Read more...
13:34 27 Jul - MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors - Front Page
With each iteration, Apple Maps has been getting better at highlighting current traffic incidents and conditions like road closures so you know what to expect on suggested routes. And it looks like as of iOS 15 Beta 3, Maps will now factor weather warnings into your car journeys, too.
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First spotted by Redditor ChrisSDreiling, the latest version of Maps will alert drivers to known flash floods on routes, and offer alternative suggestions that avoid roads on which the flood warning applies.
With extreme weather events often happening suddenly and without warning, this feature should come as a welcome development, and it'll be interesting to see what other weather event warnings Maps is able to draw on ? and in what regions ? to ensure that drivers get to where they're going safely.
For the full lowdown on all the new Maps features coming to iPhones with iOS 15, due for release this September, be sure to check out our dedicated Maps guide. Related Roundups: iOS 15, iPadOS 15Tag: Apple MapsRelated Forum: iOS 15This article, "Maps in iOS 15 Now Factors Weather Warnings into Suggested Routes" first appeared on MacRumors.comDiscuss this article in our forums
13:13 27 Jul - AppleInsider News
Apple is continuing research on ways for a sensor to be included inside a display, needed to bring back Touch ID without a visible button.Apple continues to work on bringing back Touch ID without a buttonIf we don't get an iPhone with Touch ID included within the display, it will not be for want of trying. Maybe there are more Apple patents regarding the "Apple Car," but those for embedded Touch ID must come a close second. Read more...
13:08 27 Jul - AppleInsider News
A future iPhone or iPad may provide users with more touch-centric haptic feedback, by using electrostatic layers to create points of friction on the display that a user could sense with their finger.Haptic feedback is one of the mainstay elements of modern electronic devices. The familiar buzzing of a device is used to notify and to confirm, and in gaming, can communicate travel over rough terrain.Such shaking has its limitations, such as being a system that can potentially cause noises that can disturb other people. It's also a system that doesn't do much to communicate an idea on its own, as it is usually used to say there's a notification elsewhere, with no capability to express what it is notifying without the user looking further. Read more...
12:26 27 Jul - AppleInsider News
Through the Safari Technology Preview, Apple is inviting selected users to try out the new browser redesign without joining the macOS Monterey beta program.Safari Technology PreviewIn a quite rare move, Apple is soliciting more user opinion about its Safari redesign and in particular the reworked arrangement of tabs. Users on the developer and public betas of macOS Monterey have already seen revisions following feedback, but now Apple wants to expand the number of people testing it. Read more...
10:39 27 Jul - MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors - Front Page
A number of the largest healthcare insurance companies in Australia now allow their customers to add their insurance cards to their digital Apple Wallet on their iPhone and Apple Watch, giving healthcare patients ease of access of by using their iPhone and Apple Watch instead of their plastic insurance card.
Bupa, Medibank, nib, and GUIHealth (part of HCIAPS) have announced support, and in a press release, say that thanks to digital cards and Apple Wallets, overall customer experience will now be made easier with shortened wait times and quicker cash processing times. Tania Motto, the National Australian Bank executive for Business Everyday Banking, called the new feature an "exciting enhancement."
The move allows customers to make a health insurance claim by simply holding their iPhone or Apple Watch near any HICAPS terminal in Australia ? creating a true digital wallet experience. Customers can also pay for gap payments simply and securely using Apple Pay.
NAB Executive for Business Everyday Banking, Tania Motton said: "We're excited to offer health practitioners the ability to accept digital health insurance membership cards through iPhone and Apple Watch at all HICAPS terminals across Australia.
"Digital technology is rapidly changing the way merchants receive payments ? with more customers choosing contactless over cash. This is an exciting enhancement that will further support those who prefer a more digital experience.
"Claims made using this method help reduce the time spent on manual processing for practitioners due to forgotten plastic cards, while putting money back in customers' bank accounts quicker," said Ms Motton.Apple Wallet integration will work across Australia at HICAPS terminals, and specific instructions can be found on the HICAPS website.
(Thanks, Richard!)Tag: AustraliaThis article, "Major Australian Healthcare Insurance Companies Now Support Apple Wallet" first appeared on MacRumors.comDiscuss this article in our forums
10:26 27 Jul - MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors - Front Page
Apple introduced a sweeping overhaul to its Safari browser's interface on iOS 15, iPadOS 15, and macOS Monterey, with a redesign that includes an address bar that floats at the bottom of the screen, changes to the way users switch tabs, and more.
Apple says this new-look Safari has been "reimagined for the way we browse today." In iOS 15, for example, Apple says the new floating address bar means Safari "maximizes your screen space and stays out of the way as you scroll and explore." However, some of the changes on both desktop and mobile have been heavily criticized by some users.
It turns out Google tried something similar in 2016 for its own home-grown browser. According to Chris Lee, a former Google designer, Google began developing a redesign for the Chrome mobile app called "Chrome Home" that was very similar to the one Apple is currently aiming at for Safari.
Lee was a staff interaction designer at Google at the time, and on his personal blog (via 9to5Google), Lee says he created the "original concept and pitch" for an "ambitious redesign of mobile Chrome's main UI."
It brought Chrome's toolbar to the bottom of the screen and turned [it] into a peeking panel that could be swiped to expose additional controls.Swiping up on the address bar displayed the Discover and recent sites, Downloads, Bookmarks and History, while other features were accessible in a menu via an ellipsis (three dot) icon, which consolidated key browsing options and simplified one-handed operation in an era of growing screen sizes.
Lee says Chrome Home "caught traction internally, eventually becoming a Chrome org priority." However, after live beta tests and sustained experiments, the team received "a mixture of reactions."
The feature gained a cult following among the tech community, but for many mainstream users, the change felt disorienting. Chrome serves billions of users around the globe with varying tech literacy. Over the course of many iterations, I became increasingly convinced that launching Chrome Home would not serve all our users well.
So just as I strongly as I had pitched the original concept, I advocated for us to stop the launch - which took not a small amount of debate.Ultimately, the redesign was killed off in 2018. Lee suggests that though Chrome Home was short-lived that doesn't mean it was a wasted effort, but rather a lesson about "the intentionality needed to innovate within a product of massive scale."
For Safari users, the question now is whether Apple's mixed feedback from its beta testers will be enough to steer the browser's redesign towards an end result that's more broadly acceptable to its user base, or if the company's intention lies in forcing through a change that it believes will grow on people given time.
Updates to iOS 15 Beta 3 and macOS Monterey Beta 3 suggest it could be the former: Apple has walked back some of the design changes it had in mind for Safari on both desktop and mobile, but we won't find out what the finished article will be like until both operating systems are released in September. Related Roundups: iOS 15, iPadOS 15Tag: SafariRelated Forum: iOS 15This article, "Chrome Ditched Redesign That Was Similar to Safari in iOS 15, Says Former Google Employee" first appeared on MacRumors.comDiscuss this article in our forums
09:49 27 Jul - MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors - Front Page
Realme is gearing up to launch what it's creatively calling "MagDart," an accessory for its upcoming flagship smartphone, that much like Apple's MagSafe announced earlier last year, will utilize magnets to charge the device by snapping onto its back.
Realme's CEO, Madhan Sheth, confirmed the news via a tweet, stating that "Realme Flash" will be the "world's 1st Android phone with Magnetic Wireless Charging." The CEO's tweet didn't offer any specifics on the magnetic wireless charger, but the folks over at GizmoChina are reporting what Realme customers can expect.
According to the report, Realme will call its charger "MagDart" and will offer it in two different variants. The first variant features a thin circular design similar to Apple's MagSafe charger puck. Still, according to the report, Realme's will be even "sleeker" than Apple's and offer 15W charging speeds.
The second model, featuring a more unorthodox design, is a larger charger with a built-in fan to help "keep thermals in check during charging." Compared to the thinner "MagDart" charger, the more bulky model will offer charging speeds "that will rival modern wired fast charging tech." Both the thin and larger "MagDart" chargers will function as expected by clipping onto the back of the "Realme Flash."
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Many comparisons will be put forward between Apple's MagSafe technology and Realme's "MagDart," but there's still much we don't know. Apple's MagSafe technology allows for a wide range of accessories, giving third-party companies the freedom to make several MagSafe additions for iPhone 12 users.
For example, Apple sells not only MagSafe chargers but also cases, wallets, and more. It remains unclear whether Realme's "MagDart" is just one part of a larger ecosystem of magnetic accessories the Chinese maker plans to launch for the Android market.Tag: MagSafeThis article, "Realme Planning to Launch 'MagDart' Magnetic Charger As Android Equivalent to Apple's MagSafe" first appeared on MacRumors.comDiscuss this article in our forums
02:46 27 Jul - AppleInsider News
Tesla CEO Elon Musk took two potshots at Apple during a quarterly earnings conference call on Monday, noting the batteries in his company's cars use less cobalt than devices made by the tech giant.Musk referenced Apple when questioned about Tesla's supply chain, specifically the use of cobalt ? a mineral whose mining is often linked to human rights abuses ? in lithium-ion batteries, reports CNBC."Apple uses I think almost 100% cobalt in their batteries and cell phones and laptops, but Tesla uses no cobalt in the iron-phosphate packs, and almost none in the nickel-based chemistries," Musk said. "On on a weighted-average basis we might use 2% cobalt compared to say, Apple's 100% cobalt. Anyway, so it's just really not a factor." Read more...
02:16 27 Jul - AppleInsider News
Apple on Monday stopped signing code for iOS 14.6 following the release of iOS 14.7 last week and iOS 14.7.1 today, meaning users are now unable to downgrade to the previous operating system version.Apple issued iOS 14.7 a week ago with support for the new MagSafe Battery Pack and improvements to Apple Card Family. General performance enhancements and security fixes were also included.Earlier today, iOS 14.7.1 was released to remedy an issue that prevented Apple Watch from unlocking iPhones with Touch ID. The update also closed a potentially serious security hole that was exploited in the wild. Read more...
02:14 27 Jul - AppleInsider News
Code discovered in Facebook's Oculus app reveals the company is investigating an Apple Health app integration that would allow users to save workout data generated by Oculus Move.Discovered by developer Steve Moser, the code suggests Facebook is experimenting with a feature that would synchronize Oculus Move data to the Health app, Bloomberg reports. Users might also be able to view information saved in the Health app on a connected Oculus VR headset, the report says.Introduced last year, Oculus Move is a Quest and Quest 2 feature that tracks movement and calories burned across any VR game or app. The resulting data is siloed in a special dashboard located in a user's Library. Some Oculus apps can display real-time statistics in an overlay, similar to the Apple Watch and Apple TV setup in Apple Fitness+. Read more...
02:13 27 Jul - AppleInsider News
Intel on Monday provided details on its plan to catch up to specialist foundries like Apple partner TSMC, announcing new deals to make chips for Qualcomm and Amazon on its way to a roadmapped industry lead by 2025.Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger | Source: IntelOnce the world's leading chipmaker, Intel has seen up-and-coming specialist production companies help competitors like AMD surpass its products in both performance and technology. To regain its throne, Intel created a new manufacturing arm called Intel Foundry Services, which will produce the firm's favored x86 architecture, as well as ARM designs used by companies like Apple. Read more...
02:09 27 Jul - AppleInsider News
The season two premiere of breakout hit "Ted Lasso" managed to bring in the most viewers of any Apple TV+ series or movie debut to date, the company said Monday.While Apple is not offering specific figures, the tech giant said more Apple TV+ subscribers watched the season premiere in its opening weekend than any prior launch, reports Variety. The viewing window ran from Friday, July 23, to Sunday, July 25.Apple boasts the show "increased its viewership by 6x over season one," though again the company is not revealing exact viewer numbers. "Ted Lasso" is also driving adoption, with Apple TV+ growing its user base by a 50% week over week during the premiere weekend, the report said. The series premiere also lifted numbers for Apple TV+ comedies including the new musical series "Schmigadoon," "Physical" and "Mythic Quest," Apple said. Read more...
01:53 27 Jul - MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors - Front Page
During a Tesla earnings call that took place today, Tesla CEO Elon Musk spent time sniping at Apple, reports CNBC. Musk criticized Apple's "walled garden" and made comments on the company's cobalt use.
In a discussion about plans to allow Tesla competitors to use the Tesla electric vehicle charger network, Musk said that Tesla does not want to create a walled garden to "bludgeon" Tesla competitors, alluding to Apple's App Store practices."I think we do want to emphasize that our goal is to support the advent of sustainable energy," Musk said in response to a question about letting competitors use its charger network. "It is not to create a walled garden and use that to bludgeon our competitors which is used by some companies."
Musk then faked a cough and said, "Apple."Apple's iOS platform is often referenced using the term "walled garden" because it is a closed platform that Apple has full control over. Apple dictates what software can be installed on the iPhone and requires companies to use its App Store.
In a discussion about Tesla's batteries, Musk again referenced Apple without being prompted to do so. Musk said that people mistakenly believe that Tesla uses a lot of cobalt, which is required for the lithium-ion battery cells used in electronic devices, but it's Apple that uses the most cobalt."Apple uses I think almost 100% cobalt in their batteries and cell phones and laptops, but Tesla uses no cobalt in the iron-phosphate packs, and almost none in the nickel-based chemistries," Musk said. "On a weighted-average basis we might use 2% cobalt compared to say, Apple's 100% cobalt. Anyway, so it's just really not a factor."Apple does indeed use cobalt, which has in the past been linked to human rights abuses. Apple does, however, maintain a list of all of its cobalt smelters and refiners, and audits them regularly. In 2020, all of its cobalt suppliers were audited.
Apple and Tesla have had minor disputes in the past, stealing employees from one another as Apple pushes into the electric vehicle market. Back in 2015, Musk famously called Apple the "Tesla Graveyard." "If you don't make it at Tesla, you go work at Apple," he said.
More recently, Musk claimed that he had attempted to speak with Apple about a possible acquisition of Tesla at one point in Tesla's early days, but Apple CEO Tim Cook refused to meet with him.Tags: Tesla, Elon MuskThis article, "Tesla CEO Elon Musk Takes Shots at Apple During Earnings Call" first appeared on MacRumors.comDiscuss this article in our forums
01:10 27 Jul - MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors - Front Page
Oculus owner Facebook may soon allow its Oculus virtual reality headsets to report workout data to the Apple Health app, reports Bloomberg.
The Oculus iPhone app has code that would allow workouts completed with the Oculus headset to be recorded in the Health app like other workout data. The Oculus app would be able to report health-related metrics like exercise minutes and number of calories burned.
Third-party apps have long been able to provide workout and fitness data that's aggregated in the Health app using the dedicated HealthKit API.
As Bloomberg points out, the code's presence in the Oculus app does not mean the feature will actually see a launch.Tags: HealthKit, Facebook, health and fitnessThis article, "Facebook Considering Apple Health Integration for Oculus Workouts" first appeared on MacRumors.comDiscuss this article in our forums
00:17 27 Jul - MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors - Front Page
Intel today announced that it is teaming up with Qualcomm to manufacture some of Qualcomm's future chips. The chips will be manufactured using Intel's 20A process, which is expected to ramp in 2024.
There is no word on which chips Intel will make for Qualcomm, but Qualcomm's Snapdragon chips are used in most Android smartphones. Though the 20A design is expected to be available starting in 2024, Intel did not provide a timeline for when it will begin working with Qualcomm.
Intel says that its 20A manufacturing process introduces RibbonFET, the first new transistor architecture since FinFET in 2011. The 20A technology brings faster transistor switching speeds and a smaller footprint. Before the 20A chips are ready, Intel will be working on Intel 7, Intel 4, and Intel 3 chips in 2021 through 2023.
Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger said that Intel is aiming to be on a "clear path to process performance leadership by 2025."We are leveraging our unparalleled pipeline of innovation to deliver technology advances from the transistor up to the system level. Until the periodic table is exhausted, we will be relentless in our pursuit of Moore's Law and our path to innovate with the magic of silicon.Qualcomm's chips will be manufactured under Intel's new Intel Foundry Services business, which was announced in March. Intel wants to become a major provider of foundry capacity and manufacture chips for other companies, and to do so, it is building two new chip factories in Arizona.
When the Intel Foundry Services plan was introduced, Gelsinger said that Intel would pursue Apple has a potential customer. If this happens, Intel would be producing Apple silicon chips for use in Apple devices.
At the current time, Apple relies on Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) to produce all of the A-series and Apple silicon chips used in the iPhone, iPad, and Mac. TSMC is Apple's sole supplier, so it's not out of the question that Apple could eventually reach some kind of deal with Intel to diversify its supply chain.
Intel and Apple previously partnered on modem chips for iPhones when Apple was in a legal battle with Qualcomm. Intel was not able to deliver the 5G chips that Apple needed for the iPhone, so Apple and Qualcomm settled their dispute, dropped all litigation, and Apple went back to purchasing Qualcomm modem chips. After that snafu, Intel in 2019 decided to exit the smartphone modem chip business, and ultimately sold the majority of its smartphone modem business to Apple.
Earlier this month, Qualcomm CEO Cristiano Amon said that Qualcomm will provide laptop chips able to compete with Apple silicon by 2022, and that Qualcomm is "capable of having the best chip on the market" with a team of chip architects that previously worked for Apple.
Qualcomm in January acquired chip startup Nuvia for $1.4 billion, and the company plans to begin selling custom silicon Nuvia-based laptop chips in 2022.Tags: Intel, QualcommThis article, "Intel Plans to Make Chips for Qualcomm in the Future" first appeared on MacRumors.comDiscuss this article in our forums
00:00 27 Jul - MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors - Front Page
Following the release of iOS 14.7 last week, Apple has stopped signing iOS 14.6, the previously available version of iOS that was released in May. With iOS 14.6 no longer being signed, it is not possible to downgrade to iOS 14.6 if you've already installed iOS 14.7 or iOS 14.7.1.
Apple routinely stops signing older versions of software updates after new releases come out in order to encourage customers to keep their operating systems up to date.
iOS 14.6 was a major update that added Apple Watch iPhone unlocking, Apple Maps accident crowdsourcing, Apple Card Family sharing, AirTag improvements, and more.
iOS 14.7, the update that replaces iOS 14.6, added MagSafe Battery Pack support and introduced numerous bug fixes. Apple today also released iOS 14.7.1, a smaller update that includes a critical security fix and a fix for a bug that could prevent Touch ID iPhones from unlocking a connected Apple Watch.This article, "Apple Stops Signing iOS 14.6 Following iOS 14.7 Release" first appeared on MacRumors.comDiscuss this article in our forums
23:19 26 Jul - MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors - Front Page
"Ted Lasso" is Apple's most popular television show, and the season two premiere brought in a record number of viewers, Apple said today (via Deadline).
Friday, July 23, the "Ted Lasso" launch day, marked the biggest Apple TV+ premiere day to date, and "Ted Lasso" also saw the largest opening weekend ever.
During the premiere weekend, Apple TV+ saw a 50 percent growth in new viewers week over week, and "Ted Lasso" also boosted watch time of "Schmigadoon," "Physical," and "Mythic Quest."
Viewership for the second season of "Ted Lasso" was six times bigger than viewership for the series premiere weekend in 2020. "Ted Lasso" brought a 200 percent increase in viewership compared to the previous launch weekend in the United States, U.K., Canada, India, Italy, Australia, Mexico, Brazil, Russia, France and more.
"Ted Lasso" has been nominated for more than 20 Emmy awards, including outstanding comedy series. The first episode of the second season is available now on Apple TV+, and the second episode is set to debut on Friday, Jyly 30.Tags: Apple TV Shows, Apple TV PlusThis article, "Season Two of Popular Apple TV+ Show 'Ted Lasso' Sets Opening Weekend Record" first appeared on MacRumors.comDiscuss this article in our forums
22:30 26 Jul - AppleInsider News
Apple has released macOS Big Sur 11.5.1 with security updates only a few days after macOS 11.5 dropped.The new macOS update will automatically download and install for users who have that option enabled. Users can also navigate to System Preferences to initiate the update manually.There was no beta period for this release, likely due to it containing minor security changes. The previous update, macOS 11.5, went through five beta iterations including a Release Candidate, with the latter issued on July 13. Read more...
22:26 26 Jul - AppleInsider News
Apple has released iOS 14.7.1 and iPadOS 14.7.1 with bug fixes including one that prevented the Apple Watch from being unlocked when connected to Touch ID phones.The new releases will automatically download to devices, or can be installed manually by visiting the Settings app. Select "General" then "Software Update" to start the update right away.The release notes mention only one specific fix for an issue related to Apple Watch unlock using the iPhone. Previously, iPhones with Touch ID would not unlock the Apple Watch automatically. Read more...
21:48 26 Jul - AppleInsider News
Kanye West's latest Apple Music streaming event has smashed previous live streaming events, clocking in roughly 3.3 million viewers.On July 22, Kanye West hosted a live stream global listening event for the premiere of the yet-unreleased "Donda," his tenth studio album. The event, which was sold out, took place in the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta.The event was streamed live by Apple Music, allowing fans to tune in and preview the album before it was released. According to TMZ, the event drew 3.3 million viewers. Kanye showed up late, did not speak to the crowd of 42,000 who attended the live event, and left as soon as the album stream was over. Read more...
21:26 26 Jul - MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors - Front Page
The sixth-generation iPad mini that's in the works will have an 8.3-inch display, according to display analyst Ross Young. That will be larger than the current 7.9-inch display, with the larger size due to the removal of the Home button and a narrower bezel design.
Rumors about the iPad mini 6 have been picking up in recent weeks ahead of its prospective launch this fall.
Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo previously said that the new iPad mini could measure in at 8.5 to 9 inches, and Bloomberg's Mark Gurman has said that the new iPad mini will have a larger display with slimmed down bezels.
Grew from 7.9" due to narrower bezels and removal of Home button.— Ross Young (@DSCCRoss) July 26, 2021
There was mixed information on whether the new iPad mini would have a Home button, but rumors now appear to be coalescing around an iPad Air 4-like design with no Home button and either Face ID or a Touch ID power button.
The new iPad mini could include either an A14 chip or an A15 chip, plus it is expected to have a USB-C port instead of a Lightning port, which would bring Apple closer to dropping Lightning on the iPad lineup.
DigiTimes recently suggested the new iPad mini would have a mini-LED display, but a report from Young last week disputed that information and said the iPad mini 6 will have a standard display rather than a mini-LED display.Related Roundup: iPad mini 5Buyer's Guide: iPad Mini (Don't Buy)Related Forum: iPadThis article, "iPad Mini 6 to Feature 8.3-Inch Display With No Home Button and Narrower Bezels" first appeared on MacRumors.comDiscuss this article in our forums