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June 4

Remembering when Apple killed the 4th-generation iPod touch right before WWDC 2013

We here at 9to5Mac have talked about how Apple should kill the Apple Watch Series 3 for a while now. It’s Apple’s “white elephant,” as my colleague José has said, while Filipe noted, “If the company really cares about the user experience, it should discontinue the Apple Watch Series 3 while it can.” The primary issue […]

Opinion: If iPadOS 15 takes a big leap and homeOS joins the fray, it might be time for iOS to become ‘iPhoneOS’ again

We know very little about what we’re going to see at WWDC on Monday, but there have been plenty of hints dropped along the way about some of the potential announcements. The first and most obvious thing we expect and hope to see is a major update to iPadOS that takes advantage of the M1 […]

May 24

Free year of Apple Arcade lands as latest Verizon unlimited plan perk

Verizon has included Apple Music at no cost with its unlimited plans for some time and today the carrier is adding Apple’s gaming service as the latest free perk. Depending on the plan, Apple Arcade will be free for 6-12 months.

June 1

Some iPhone users report excess battery drain on iOS 14.6 – are you affected?

iOS 14.6 launched last week with Apple Card Family feature, AirTag improvements, and more. But since then, some users have started to report battery drain on their iPhones. Are you affected by this?

May 25

HomeKit integration now rolling out to the Eero 6 and Eero Pro 6 routers

Eero is expanding the availability of HomeKit support on its routers to the Eero 6 and the Eero Pro 6. With HomeKit support, users of these Eero routers now have more control over the security of their smart home devices and the access that HomeKit devices have to their network.

June 3

Apple seeds developers with macOS Big Sur 11.5 beta 2 [U: Public beta too]

Two weeks after a surprise launch of the first macOS 11.5 beta, Apple has seeded developers with the second. The update comes alongside the second beta of iOS 14.7. Update 6/3: Now available for public beta testers as well.

June 10

iOS 15 tidbits: AirPrint overhaul, live locations in Find My, more

Small changes within iOS 15 continue to emerge as beta testing continues. In addition to headlining features like a dramatic update to FaceTime, SharePlay, and more, iOS 15 includes a variety of smaller quality-of-life improvements. Head below as we highlight changes to AirPrint, the Find My app, and more.

June 2

[Update: Resolved] It’s not just you, Apple confirms Apple Card outage affecting all users

Apple Card is seeing downtime this morning and Apple says the outage is impacting all users.

May 31

Comment: How Apple can improve iMessage with iOS 15

We all enjoy using iMessage – and we usually brag about using it with our friends, family, and loved ones. Even though iMessage has improved and grown drastically since its initial launch, there are still multiple ways Apple can improve it with iOS 15 this year.

May 17

Apple Music pricing: Individual, family, and student plans, and how to save

Considering signing up for Apple Music for the first time or returning to the service? Follow along as we break down how much Apple Music costs including details about the family plan, student discount, carrier deals, Apple One bundles, and how to save money on the service.

Update 5/17: Apple Music is becoming an even better deal with Spatial Audio and Lossless support coming in June at no extra cost.

June 5

Comment: Here’s why Apple likely won’t discontinue the Apple Watch Series 3 this year

Over the past few weeks, we’ve been discussing at 9to5Mac what path will Apple take with the Apple Watch Series 3. Discontinuing it should be the obvious verdict, but it’s not a guarantee that it’s what the company will do. Here’s to another year of Series 3.

June 8

Deals: Apple Watch Series 6 fall to all-time lows, latest Intel MacBook Air $469 off, more

All of today’s best deals are headlined by Apple Watch Series 6 falling to all-time lows just in time for watchOS 8 debut. That’s alongside a $469 discount on the latest Intel MacBook Air and the first price cut of the year on ecobee’s SmartThermostat at $199. Hit the jump for all that and more in the latest 9to5Toys Lunch Break.

June 7

WWDC 2021 rumor roundup: iOS 15 features, MacBook Pro update, more

We’re officially just a few hours away from Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference. WWDC 2021 will be a virtual event this year, and we expect Apple to unveil iOS 15, watchOS 8, and much more. Read on as we recap everything Apple could announce at the event this year.

May 28

iPadOS limits iPad Pro power: apps only able to use up to 5 GB RAM each

The launch of the new iPad Pro with M1 chip has once again sparked conversation about how the iPad hardware is vastly outpacing the operating system and software ecosystem that it can run. Many people are setting their hopes on iPadOS 15 at WWDC to announce overhauls to multitasking, external display support and file management […]

May 11

Pok Pok Playroom is a beautiful new kids’ app from the creators of Alto’s Adventure

Award-winning developer Snowman is set to launch an exciting new app for kids. Pok Pok – the name of Snowman’s spin-off studio and new digital playroom will arrive soon with a focus on creative, play-based experiences for kids 2-6 with amazing hand-drawn art, wonderful sound effects, and much more.

May 14

Apple Music for Android 3.6 prepares for lossless audio streaming

Earlier this month, our colleagues at 9to5Mac reported that Apple Music would be gaining “HiFi” streaming options, possibly with iOS 14.6. Today, we find that the Apple Music app for Android is also working toward lossless audio streaming.

May 27

Need for patent reform highlighted by latest troll to sue Apple

The latest patent troll to sue Apple serves as a textbook example of the need for patent reform. A company called BillJCo, aka LBX Technologies, is essentially trying to claim ownership over the concept of short-range communication between devices using Bluetooth …

May 23

Concept: Meet iPod Max with Apple Music Lossless and AirPods Max focus

The original iPod is celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2021. As for now, the only iPod being sold by Apple is the seventh-generation touch model. With the company introducing Apple Music Lossless, an iPod with this focus could be a great way to celebrate this anniversary.

May 3

Apple says iOS 14.5.1 and macOS 11.3.1 patch WebKit flaws that may have been actively exploited

Apple released updates for iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple Watch today with multiple security updates. The patched flaws involved malicious web content that could lead to arbitrary code execution – and Apple says they may have been actively exploited.

May 4

Report: Android apps send student data to ‘very high-risk’ third parties 8x more often than iOS

A new study published today takes an in-depth look at how apps used in schools are sharing children’s data with third parties. The research found the majority of school apps transmit data and that Android is 8x more likely to be sending that data to “very high-risk” third parties than iOS.

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