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A report from earlier this year revealed that Apple TV+ had been growing slowly, just reaching 5% of the market share of streaming platforms in the United States. Three months later, Apple TV+ finally accounts for 6% of the US streaming market – while Netflix continues to lose subscribers.

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The fall semester is gradually approaching as we hit the second half of 2022. Apple has already begun its yearly education promotion in stores and online while college students begin to shop for school. For some, it could be a big decision to decide what technology you may need to help you get through your college career. 9to5Mac is here to help. Let’s go over some of the best Apple products and services for college in 2022.

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Following the release of iOS 16 beta 3 for developers earlier today, Apple has now updated the beta firmware for the AirPods, which is also available to developers. The update enhances the Automatic Switching feature and brings other improvements to Apple’s wireless headphones.

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Since 2021, rumors have been hinting at a new rugged edition of the Apple Watch aimed at extreme sports. Recent reports have corroborated that this more resistant model is expected to be introduced later this year, and now Bloomberg claims that the rugged edition of the Apple Watch will feature a stronger metal case and a larger display.

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iOS 16 brings some new features to Apple Pay, such as a payment API for CarPlay apps, order tracking in the Wallet app, and even Apple Pay Later. However, it seems that Apple has been working on some other changes as iOS 16 beta 3 hints at support for virtual cards in Safari for online shopping.

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iOS 16 beta 3 and iPadOS 16 beta 3 are here, and they include some further updates and changes to new features first announced at WWDC last month. Head below as we round up everything new in iOS 16 beta 3 and iPadOS 16 beta 3…

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Apple has just released iOS 16 beta 3 for developers, and while we’re still looking to find out what’s new with today’s update, it seems that Apple has added an easter egg in celebration of 15 years of the iPhone. The classic clownfish wallpaper from the original iPhone is back – sort of.

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watchOS 9 beta 3 is here. After a couple of weeks of the second seed of this upcoming operating system for the Apple Watch, Apple is releasing a new build to developers to keep testing what’s next for the company’s Watches. Here’s everything new with it.

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A couple of weeks since the second beta of tvOS 16 was released, Apple is now seeding its third version. Although the company almost forgot about the Apple TV operating system during the WWDC 2022 keynote, there are some features users should be excited about when it launches later this fall.

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iOS 16 beta 3 and iPadOS 16 beta 3 are now rolling out to developers, two weeks after the second beta was released. The last iOS 16 beta brought a number of changes, including updates to the Lock Screen, new wallpaper options, and more. iOS 16 beta 3 is expected to continue refining these new features…

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macOS 13 Ventura beta 3 is finally available to developers. After a couple of weeks since the second seed of this upcoming operating system for the Mac was released, Apple is making available a new build to developers to keep testing what’s next for the company’s computers. Here’s everything new with it.

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Apple filed a lawsuit against ‘Pegasus’ spyware creator NSO Group last fall and announced it would be donating $10 million+ to organizations pursuing cyber-surveillance research and advocacy. Now taking the next step in combatting sophisticated spyware, Apple has announced a brand new “extreme” security feature called iPhone Lockdown Mode – coming to iPad and Mac as well – to help protect against targeted cyber attacks.

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Privacy screen protectors are dark shields, usually made of glass that you can use on your iPhone. You may have seen one on someone else’s iPhone and wondered what a use case would be. Let’s explore what a privacy screen protector does and the best options if you’re looking to purchase one.

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Ubisoft is bringing ‘The Division’ to Android and iOS with free-to-play ‘Resurgence’ coming soon

Mobile games continue to improve in quality every year, and now Ubisoft is bringing its popular shooter series The Division to Android and iOS with the upcoming title “Resurgence.”

HomePod mini hits $83 in Wednesday’s best deals, plus Logitech MX Mechanical Keyboard and more

All of today’s best deals are now up for the taking with a rare discount on all five HomePod mini colors leading the way. That’s alongside Logitech’s just-released MX Mechanical Mac Keyboard at $144 and Belkin’s new 15W MagSafe charger from $51. Hit the jump for all that and more in the latest 9to5Toys Lunch Break.

Last year, Stephen Hackett debuted the “2022 Apple Hardware Calendar,” a physical wall calendar with unique Apple product photography and dates highlighting major milestones in Apple’s product history. Now, Hackett has unveiled the calendar he’ll be offering for 2023, this time focused on Apple software history.

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In MBLM’s Brand Intimacy 2022 Study, Apple has ranked first in Tech & Telecommunications category. The study has been announced in April, but new parts of the report are now being made available, as 9to5Mac already reported Apple ranked third in how consumers bond with the brands they use and love, staying behind Tesla (second place) and Disney (first place).

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Apple’s Fitness+ service is arguably my favorite service from the tech giant. The quality of the workouts and the passion of the trainers help make this fitness service a one-of-a-kind experience for users. With that being said, let’s explore what the app is and how you can make the most out of your subscription.

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If you’re an iPhone 13 owner, you’ll probably not have many reasons to buy the upcoming iPhone 14. According to 9to5Mac sources, other analysts, and publications as well, Apple will keep the regular iPhone 14 models with the same A15 Bionic chip found on last year’s iPhones, while only the iPhone 14 Pro versions will get the newer A16 chip.

Now, reliable analyst Ming-Chi Kuo claims Apple will keep this strategy for the years ahead, meaning the same lineup will now have different chips starting later this year. Although this change of mind could make some iPhone users angry, it will also keep a very Apple trend: making some of its products more exclusive and directed to “Pro” users.

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Chinese display manufacturer BOE has been given the go-ahead for iPhone 14 screen production, despite having been caught cheating by Apple.

The company changed the specs of the displays it was making for the iPhone 13, but this was detected by the Cupertino company – which ordered BOE to cease production. Apple’s reason for the change of heart may be a cynical one …

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Apple has announced that M2 MacBook Air orders can be placed from Friday, July 8 – with deliveries starting a week later. The machine was first revealed last month.

Online orders open at 5 a.m. PDT at apple.com/store, and in the Apple Store app. The first deliveries will be made on Friday, July 15. Pricing starts at $1,199 …

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A proposed new CSAM law in the UK could force all messaging companies to use the type of client-side scanning approach that Apple planned to launch to detect child sexual abuse material (CSAM) on iPhones.

An amendment to the Online Safety Bill has been put forward that would require tech companies to identify and remove CSAM, even in end-to-end encrypted private messages …

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July 5

Earlier this year, an intriguing report by the very well-known analyst Ming-Chi Kuo revealed that Apple might keep the new A16 chip exclusively for iPhone 14 Pro models, while regular iPhone 14 models will get last year’s A15 chip. In a new report, Kuo has now claimed that the entry-level and mid-range iPhone models will no longer have Apple’s latest chips in the future as the company has been changing its business strategy.

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