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Sunday, January 17, 2021

Apple extends 13-inch MacBook Pro service program to fix 'stage light' issue

Apple extends 13-inch MacBook Pro service program to fix 'stage light' issue

Apple has updated its repair program for the 2016 13-inch MacBook Pro to fix the so-called "stage light" problem, increasing the eligibility from four years to five years after the first retail sale of the unit.

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Prototype iPhone 5s shown in black and slate gray colors

Prototype iPhone 5s shown in black and slate gray colors

A prototype of the iPhone 5s has surfaced with an unusual slate grey backing, a darker color scheme that may have been used to disguise the iPhone model ahead of its launch.

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Apple's MagSafe Charger for iPhone 12 is on sale at Amazon right now

Apple's MagSafe Charger for iPhone 12 is on sale at Amazon right now

Those putting off picking up a MagSafe Charger for the latest iPhone can now save 8% on the popular accessory, with units in stock at Amazon.

Signal app recovers from outage caused by new user flood

Signal app recovers from outage caused by new user flood

Privacy-focused messaging app Signal is back online after an outage lasting more than 24 hours, an extended downtime caused by a large rush of users switching to the app.

ExclusiveDeals: save up to $200 on 2020 13" MacBook Pros, plus $60 off AppleCare

Deals: save up to $200 on 2020 13

AppleInsider readers this week can save $75 to $200 on every 2020 13-inch MacBook Pro at Adorama with exclusive coupon discounts. Plus, save $60 on AppleCare and get an additional 5% back with the new Edge Credit Card. Total savings can reach upward of $440 off the latest notebooks bundled with AC and the Edge financing promotion.

Tim Cook talks social reform urgency, Parler's possible App Store return

Tim Cook talks social reform urgency, Parler's possible App Store return

In a brief interview with Fox News, Apple CEO Tim Cook discussed the social responsibility of tech platforms and the potential return of Parler.

FBI investigates Capitol attack iPhone data over & school iPad recoveries in the Apple Crime Blotter

FBI investigates Capitol attack iPhone data over & school iPad recoveries in the Apple Crime Blotter

The FBI collects location data as evidence for the Capitol attack investigation, an arrest over an iPhone viral video, an armed robbery of a Boost Mobile store, and more in this week's Apple Crime Blotter.

Saturday, January 16, 2021

Bumble warns Apple privacy push could hurt business in IPO filing

Bumble warns Apple privacy push could hurt business in IPO filing

The dating app Bumble used its IPO filing on Friday to warn investors Apple's ongoing efforts to improve user privacy may hurt its bottom line in the long run.

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DOJ keeps 80-year-old music licensing rules affecting Apple Music intact

DOJ keeps 80-year-old music licensing rules affecting Apple Music intact

The Department of Justice has chosen to keep 80-year-old consent decrees relating to music licensing rules intact, a decision that keeps the way Apple Music secures licenses for songs and tracks the same without any major legal changes.

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Second season of Apple TV+'s 'Ted Lasso' starts production

Second season of Apple TV+'s 'Ted Lasso' starts production

Production has commenced on the second season of the popular sports-comedy series "Ted Lasso," which could start airing on Apple TV by summer 2021.

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Friday, January 15, 2021

Apple adds 'Privacy' collection to iOS Tips app

Apple adds 'Privacy' collection to iOS Tips app

Apple this week expanded the first-party iOS Tips app to include a section covering hardware, software, and account privacy.

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FeatureHere's where Apple Stores have reopened and closed again around the world

Here's where Apple Stores have reopened and closed again around the world

Apple's retail operations continue to be impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. Here's where Apple Stores have opened, as well as where they are closed, updated on January 15 with seven store closures across Georgia, Texas, and Washington DC.

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Apple Maps now shows curated list of volunteer opportunities from VolunteerMatch

Apple Maps now shows curated list of volunteer opportunities from VolunteerMatch

Apple is now including guides curated by VolunteerMatch in its Apple Maps platform, making it easier for users to find ways to give back to their communities.

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Apple starts early work on folding iPhone, testing in-screen Touch ID for 'iPhone 13'

Apple starts early work on folding iPhone, testing in-screen Touch ID for 'iPhone 13'

Apple has started early development work on a foldable iPhone and is planning incremental changes for its 2021 iPhone lineup, though one major upgrade could see the inclusion of an in-screen fingerprint sensor.

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Apple now blocking new installs of sideloaded iOS apps on M1 Macs

Apple now blocking new installs of sideloaded iOS apps on M1 Macs

Apple has enabled server-side protections against sideloading iPhone and iPad apps onto M1-based Macs, though previously installed apps will continue to function.

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Judge denies new Apple & VirnetX trial, Apple will likely owe more than $1B

Judge denies new Apple & VirnetX trial, Apple will likely owe more than $1B

As Apple's legal battle with VirnetX over FaceTime patent infringement nears an end, Apple may find itself owing the Nevada-based security company over $1 billion in interest and royalties.

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Apple Watch may be able to detect coronavirus infection days before tests can

Apple Watch may be able to detect coronavirus infection days before tests can

The Apple Watch may be able to detect if a wearer has coronavirus days before they are diagnosed or symptoms appear, a new body of research shows.

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Apple extends existing Apple TV+ free trials for a second time

Apple extends existing Apple TV+ free trials for a second time

The one-year free trial of Apple TV+ has been extended again, this time from February to July.

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Apple working on redesigned iMac, two Mac Pros, cheaper display for 2021

Apple working on redesigned iMac, two Mac Pros, cheaper display for 2021

Apple is reportedly planning to release a redesigned iMac lineup with Apple Silicon chips, two new Mac Pro models, and a cheaper display in 2021.

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Apple highlights students shooting movies with iPhone in new video

Apple highlights students shooting movies with iPhone in new video

The latest "Shot on iPhone" campaign highlights techniques used by student filmmakers in a new video.

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Apple considering premium podcast service to compete with Amazon, Spotify

Apple considering premium podcast service to compete with Amazon, Spotify

Apple is reportedly mulling the release of a paid podcast subscription service, in an attempt to generate more revenue, and lure creators away from rivals like Spotify and Amazon.

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Apple TV+ show 'For All Mankind' gets new extended season 2 trailer

Apple TV+ show 'For All Mankind' gets new extended season 2 trailer

Hit Apple TV+ show "For All Mankind" returns with some cast favorites and newcomers as viewers re-enter this alternate history drama set in 1983.

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VideoAll of the new HomeKit gear at CES 2021

All of the new HomeKit gear at CES 2021

The all-virtual CES 2021 was smaller than in previous years, but there was a large amount of HomeKit products revealed at the event. Here's a first-look at what to expect in 2021.

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TipsFlashlight on iPhone - everything you need to know

Flashlight on iPhone - everything you need to know

It's just the light on the back of your iPhone, yet that flashlight is remarkably flexible — and there are so many ways to turn it on or off quickly.

ExclusiveBest price: M1 Mac mini with 16GB RAM in stock, on sale for $835

Best price: M1 Mac mini with 16GB RAM in stock, on sale for $835

Equipped with 16GB of memory, Apple's compact M1 Mac mini is back in stock and discounted to $835 with exclusive promo code savings.

Apple CEO Tim Cook to talk Parler removal, free speech on Fox News

Apple CEO Tim Cook to talk Parler removal, free speech on Fox News

Apple CEO Tim Cook will sit down with Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace on Jan. 17 to discuss content moderation, free speech, and the company's removal of Parler from the App Store.

Apple App Store boots social media app Wimkin over user calls for violence [u]

Apple App Store boots social media app Wimkin over user calls for violence [u]

Apple has removed social media app Wimkin from its App Store as part of a growing crackdown on platforms that don't do enough to moderate content.

Amazon, 'big five' book publishers sued for ebook price fixing

Amazon, 'big five' book publishers sued for ebook price fixing

The 'Big Five' book publishers and Amazon have been accused of price fixing in a class action suit by the same law firm which successfully sued Apple over the same issue in 2011.

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FeatureIs AppleCare+ worth it for AirPods, AirPods Pro, or AirPods Max?

Is AppleCare+ worth it for AirPods, AirPods Pro, or AirPods Max?

Apple's tiny AirPods, AirPods Pro, and larger AirPods Max, are surely worth protecting under AppleCare+. Except Apple has run the numbers, and what it will — and won't — cover you for makes all the difference.

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Incoming Intel CEO demands better chips than 'lifestyle company in Cupertino'

Incoming Intel CEO demands better chips than 'lifestyle company in Cupertino'

Intel's new CEO Pat Gelsinger is making some big promises as he prepares to start work at the company, targeting Apple directly from the start.

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FeatureCES 2021 report, MacBook docking tips, Bluetooth problems on the AppleInsider Podcast

CES 2021 report, MacBook docking tips, Bluetooth problems on the AppleInsider Podcast

This week, on the AppleInsider Podcast, we discuss CES 2021 unveils of compelling accessories for iPhone and iPad, plus tips for docking your MacBook Pro — and beating Bluetooth issues.

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TSMC 'on track' for testing 3nm Apple Silicon processors in 2021

TSMC 'on track' for testing 3nm Apple Silicon processors in 2021

Apple Silicon processor supplier TSMC is reportedly on schedule to begin risk production of 3nm chips in 2021, with full volume production in the second half of 2022.

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ReviewApple TV+ review: 'Servant' is still creepy, but returns are diminishing

Apple TV+ review: 'Servant' is still creepy, but returns are diminishing

The series, returning for its second season on January 15, goes deeper into its strange mythology, but loses much of its compelling strength.

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MagSafe return & better displays in 2021 MacBook Pro backed in new report

MagSafe return & better displays in 2021 MacBook Pro backed in new report

A second report about forthcoming 2021 Apple Silicon MacBook Pro models echoes claims that they will include the return of MagSafe charging, and have better displays versus the 2020 counterparts.

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Apple adds warning over third-party cameras in iOS 14.4

Apple adds warning over third-party cameras in iOS 14.4

The latest beta release of iOS 14 reveals that Apple is about to add cameras to its series of on-screen warnings when non-Apple parts are used in iPhone repairs.

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Apple testing vapor chamber thermal tech for next-gen iPhone, Kuo says

Apple testing vapor chamber thermal tech for next-gen iPhone, Kuo says

Noted TF International Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo in a report on Friday said recent industry surveys indicate Apple is "aggressively" testing vapor chamber thermal systems for use in iPhone, suggesting the technology will make its way to the flagship handset in the near future.

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Kuo: Redesigned MacBook Pro models with MagSafe, no Touch Bar, more ports coming in Q3

Kuo: Redesigned MacBook Pro models with MagSafe, no Touch Bar, more ports coming in Q3

Apple is predicted to release two new MacBook Pro models sporting an "all-new design form factor" and a multitude of hardware changes in the third quarter of 2021, according to noted TF International Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

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Apple Stores in capital area to temporarily close ahead of inauguration

Apple Stores in capital area to temporarily close ahead of inauguration

Apple is temporarily shuttering brick-and-mortar stores surrounding the nation's capital in Washington, D.C., in preparation of Inauguration Day on Jan. 20.

Thursday, January 14, 2021

Apple rumored to deliver Apple Music and Podcasts apps to Microsoft Store

Apple rumored to deliver Apple Music and Podcasts apps to Microsoft Store

A rumor on Thursday claims Apple is developing native Apple Music and Podcasts apps for dissemination on the Microsoft Store, though it remains unclear if the company plans to replace iTunes for Windows.

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