Sealed OG iPhone up for auction with rare Apple ‘Lucky you’ sticker
We’ve seen a flurry of sealed original iPhones go up for auction over the last six months. Included in those has been the current record holder that went for $63,000. Now the latest original iPhone sale could challenge that with the starting bid kicking off at a cool $32,000. Notably, this one is a bit rarer than most with a unique Apple “Lucky you” sticker on the sealed box.Expand Expanding Close
iPads and Macs achieve remarkable growth in price-sensitive Indian market
Both iPads and Macs have enjoyed remarkable success in India, a market in which price often dominates purchase criteria.
New market intelligence data suggests that Apple saw 135% growth in iPad shipments in the final quarter of last year. This saw it overtake previous market leader Samsung to become the best-selling tablet brand in the country …Expand Expanding Close
Jeweler creates the first custom anodized Apple Watch Ultra, here it is in blue [Video]
Last fall, an Arizona jeweler became the first to give a polished titanium finish to the Apple Watch Ultra. Now De Billas Lux is back with another interesting offering, anodizing Apple Watch Ultra with custom colors. What it says is the first of its kind is an anodized blue and gold version of Apple’s high-end wearable.Expand Expanding Close
OLED MacBook Air in development, more advanced displays planned for MacBook Pro
A supply-chain report says that a 13-inch OLED MacBook Air is now in development, with Samsung Display set to be the exclusive supplier.
It says that a more advanced OLED screen is expected to be used for the MacBook Pro …Expand Expanding Close
Facebook tracking will allow users to opt-out – but only in Europe
Parent company Meta reportedly plans to allow users to opt out of Instagram and Facebook tracking – but only if you live in Europe …Expand Expanding Close
Kuo: Mass production for Apple AR/VR headset delayed to late Q3
Respected Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo today reports that production for Apple’s AR/VR headset has likely been delayed again. Kuo now believes that the supply chain will ramp assembly for the device in mid-to-late Q3 of this year.
The delay means Kuo now predicts only 200,000 to 300,000 units will be manufactured and shipped this year, down from original estimates that exceeded half a million units.Expand Expanding Close
Netflix games may be coming to TV, using your iPhone as a controller
Netflix games are currently only available on iPhone, iPad, and Android – but code discovered within the app suggests that they may finally be coming to TV.
As for game controllers, the code suggests you may already own one: It references using an iPhone or Android smartphone to play them …Expand Expanding Close
iPhone 15 Pro Max periscope lens costs Apple just $4, thanks to tough negotiations
One of the headline features of this year’s iPhone lineup will be the iPhone 15 Pro Max periscope lens, allowing much greater optical zoom for the telephoto lens. It’s likely to allow at least 10x zoom, compared to the maximum 3x available on the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max.
A new report from Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says that Apple is paying supplier Largan just $4 for this lens, a sum which barely allows the supplier any profit margin at all …Expand Expanding Close
Synology review: How a NAS can enhance your Apple device experience
I’ve been a long time user of Synology NAS products, having first reviewed them on 9to5Mac in 2016. At the end of the last year upgraded to a 4-bay DS920+. Upgrading from a 2-bay to a 4-bay model has unlocked even more use cases for me, but I still get the impression that to most people, a NAS is a scary and uninviting concept.
Hopefully, in this post, I can highlight how a NAS can dramatically enhance your Apple experience, and that the whole venture is a relatively straightforward thing to integrate in your life, and get ongoing value …Expand Expanding Close
AutoCAD and Autodesk Maya for macOS now run natively on Apple Silicon Macs
It’s been almost three years since Apple announced the transition from Intel Macs to Apple Silicon. Since then, many developers have updated their apps to take advantage of the new M1 and M2 chips, but there are still many more apps that need to be updated. This week, Autodesk updated the popular professional software AutoCAD and Autodesk Maya to run natively on Apple Silicon Macs.Expand Expanding Close
Check out BLUETTI’s new AC60 solar generator and B80 battery – its most portable combo to date
The portable power experts at BLUETTI have unveiled their latest product to help provide sustainable energy for all. Fans of the brand will soon be able to order BLUETTI’s new AC60 – an ultra-compact solar generator that is roughly the size of a shoebox. This portable power source has over 400 Wh of battery capacity of its own and can be paired with BLUETTI’s B80 battery packs for additional energy on the go. Learn more about this exciting new product and its upcoming availability below.Expand Expanding Close
Lost Apple Watch survives hours at sea and is returned to its owner thanks to Find My
Earlier this month, we shared the story of a student who recovered his iPhone days after dropping it into a lake. This time, something similar happened to Jefferson Rocha, who lost his Apple Watch at sea in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, during a schooner trip. Luckily, he was able to recover his Apple Watch thanks to the Find My feature.Expand Expanding Close
9to5Mac Daily: March 29, 2023 — WWDC23 details announced, iOS 17 rumors
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Hands-on with 50+ new iOS 16.4 changes and features [Video]
On Monday Apple officially rolled out iOS 16.4 to the public, and it’s not hyperbole to say that’s it’s a huge release with tons of new changes, features, emoji, bug fixes, and more. In this hands-on video, I take a look at over 50 new features. Be sure to subscribe to 9to5Mac on YouTube for more videos like this.Expand Expanding Close
Decoding WWDC: Does the 2023 artwork have VR vibes?
Apple today announced WWDC 2023, the next edition of its annual developer conference. Although the conference will be broadcast online, the company will hold a special event in Apple Park for selected guests. And with every Apple event comes a special artwork to advertise it. But what does the WWDC 2023 artwork mean? Read on as we speculate about it.Expand Expanding Close
Want to attend WWDC 2023 in person? Here’s how to register for Apple’s June event
WWDC 2023 is officially set for June 5-9. While the week’s sessions, labs, and more will be online this year, Apple is once again holding a special in-person event for the keynote, State of the Union, and more. However, it’s a limited, lottery-style process to get invited. Here’s who can apply for WWDC in-person tickets, how it works, and how to register.Expand Expanding Close
Apple opens Swift Student Challenge for WWDC 2023
Apple has announced WWDC 2023 today and with that, it’s opened the annual Swift Student Challenge. Prizes will include exclusive WWDC23 outerwear, AirPods Pro, a customized pin set, a one-year membership to the Apple Developer Program, and a chance to attend the special in-person event at Apple Park.Expand Expanding Close
WWDC 2023 confirmed for June 5 to June 9: iOS 17, Reality Pro headset, and more expected
Apple has officially announced WWDC 2023. The event will take place at Apple Park with a keynote address, the State of the Union, and more. The entire conference will also be available online for developers who aren’t able to or aren’t chosen to attend WWDC in person in California.
At WWDC this year, Apple will unveil the “latest iOS, iPadOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS advancements.” This includes iOS 17, iPadOS 17, macOS 14, watchOS 10, and tvOS 17.Expand Expanding Close
Three new iPhone and iPad software features coming this year, according to Apple
While iOS 17 speculation is already in full swing, there is still a few software features that Apple has announced, but not yet released for iPhone and iPad users. Head below as we round up all of the previously announced features still coming for iPhone and iPad…Expand Expanding Close
Beats teams up with ‘Girls Don’t Cry’ for special edition Beats Flex earbuds
Apple’s Beats brand is teaming up with Girls Don’t Cry, the Tokyo-based brand founded by VK Design’s Verdy, for a special edition design for Beats Flex. Beats Flex are the most affordable way to enter the Beats and Apple wireless headphone ecosystem…Expand Expanding Close
M2 Pro Mac mini now $49 off in Wednesday’s best deals, Apple Watch Leather Link bands $52, more
We’re now halfway through the week with all of today’s best discounts for Wednesday are up for grabs courtesy of 9to5Toys. This time around, a return to the all-time low on Apple’s new M2 Pro Mac mini takes the spotlight at $49 off. It’s then joined by much of the same best savings on official Apple Watch Leather Link bands at $52, as well as an Anker spring sale on iPhone essentials starting at $11. Hit the jump for all that and more in the latest 9to5Toys Lunch Break.Expand Expanding Close
Popular Petey GPT Apple Watch app coming to iOS, here’s how to join the beta
Last month, watchGPT arrived to seamlessly access OpenAI’s smarts right on your Apple Watch. Shortly after, it was renamed to “Petey” as Apple cracked down on apps using GPT in their names. Now the most requested feature is in the works – an iOS version of Petey. While public availability isn’t known yet, you can sign up to be among the first to try out the beta.Expand Expanding Close
You’ll soon be able to use Apple Pay Later – but should you?
Some people can already use Apple Pay Later, with the company promising that it will come to “all eligible users” in the next few months. But while you will be able to use it soon, the question is: Should you?
On the surface, it seems like a decent option. It’s interest-free, there’s no application form to fill out, there’s no impact on your credit rating, and you’re dealing with Apple rather than a bank or finance company. But there are a few things to consider …Expand Expanding Close
Here’s how used iPhone and Android trade-in conditions compare
After its last report looked at what iPhone and Android users do with their old devices, CIRP is out today with a follow-up that reveals what condition the different smartphones were in as they were traded in, sold, or handed down to family or friends.Expand Expanding Close