About the Author

Filipe Espósito

@filipeesposito

Filipe Espósito is a Brazilian tech Journalist who started covering Apple news on iHelp BR with some exclusive scoops, including the reveal of the new Apple Watch Series 5 models in titanium and ceramic. He joined 9to5Mac in 2019 to share even more exclusive details about Apple’s plans.

Filipe currently uses an iPhone 14 Pro Max, Apple Watch Series 7, M2 iPad Pro, M1 MacBook Air, and AirPods Pro (2nd gen) as his main devices.

You can contact Filipe at filipe@9to5mac.com or on Twitter, @filipeesposito.

Yesterday

It has been almost three years since Apple changed how it holds special events because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Since then, all events have been pre-recorded, with only the last two having guests there. But it seems that the company is now ready to go back to its traditional way of holding events, at least for its employees. The company will hold its annual in-house “AI summit” at the Steve Jobs Theater this month.

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When Apple announced the transition of Macs powered by Intel processors to its own Apple Silicon in 2020, the company said it would complete the transition of the entire lineup in two years. However, that timeline has passed, and Apple still has one Intel Mac available in its lineup: the Mac Pro. Did Apple overestimate its ability to build a Mac Pro with an Apple Silicon chip?

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Apple announced last year that it will be the new sponsor of the Super Bowl Halftime Show, starting with Super Bowl 57 on February 12, 2023 with a performance by Rihanna. A few days ahead of the show, Twitter is now rolling out a new #AppleMusic hashflag with a custom Apple logo.

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Twitter earlier this year rolled out an update that forced the algorithm timeline onto the homepage of its mobile app. After several complaints, the platform decided to reverse its decision and users can once again set the “Following” timeline as their default.

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February 4

Back in December, Telegram released a major update for its iOS app with options to hide media, auto remove cached files, and more. Now, the popular messaging platform is getting its first major update of 2023. The new version lets users translate full chats and also introduces a new annual subscription option for Telegram Premium.

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February 3

We’ve seen the use of AI tools for a lot of things recently, like generating text and images from simple sentences. But now there ‘s a new macOS app called MacWhisper that uses OpenAI technology to locally transcribe audio files into text.

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Earlier this week, Netflix updated the FAQ section on its website to detail how it will prevent users from sharing their account password with other people who don’t live in the same house. However, the new guidelines have now been taken down from Netflix’s website as the company claims that they were mistakenly published to all users around the world.

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February 2

Apple and many other companies rely heavily on China to make their products, but this has become a problem recently as the Asian country has been imposing lockdowns and other political restrictions that affect the production of these companies. In an attempt to reduce its dependence on China, Apple is now diversifying its suppliers and will now increase orders from a Taiwanese company.

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Apple Pay Later was announced at WWDC 2022 as a feature of iOS 16. With this feature, customers will be able to pay in installments simply by choosing the option in the Wallet app when purchasing something with Apple Pay. First expected to be introduced in late 2022, the feature was delayed – and now Apple CEO Tim Cook has confirmed that Apple Pay Later will be “launching soon.”

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Apple on Thursday shared results for its fiscal 2023 first quarter, which covers the months of October, November, and December 2022. Despite a 5% decline in revenue compared to the same period last year, the company says it saw a record number of first-time buyers of the Apple Watch in Q1 2023.

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February 1

With iOS 16, Apple introduced a new lock screen for the iPhone that lets users customize it with different widgets, font styles, and even multiple wallpapers. However, the update removed classic iPhone wallpapers, and users who still had one of them before installing the update were unable to customize it. But that has changed with iOS 16.3.

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Apple on Wednesday stopped signing iOS 16.2, which means that iPhone and iPad users can no longer downgrade to this version of the operating system if they’re already running a newer version of iOS. This comes just a week after the company released iOS 16.3 to the public.

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Samsung on Wednesday held its Unpacked 2023 event, at which the company unveiled the Galaxy S23 lineup along with other new products. In addition, the South Korean company also confirmed that it is working on a mixed reality device with “XR” technology to compete with Apple’s rumored AR/VR headset. Read on for a recap of all of Samsung’s announcements today.

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January 31

Apple’s AirTag has certainly been helping a lot of people around the world find their lost items, especially lost luggage at airports. This time, however, a passenger named John Lewis simply forgot his wallet on an American Airlines aircraft. Although the airline says it couldn’t find the wallet, Lewis saw his wallet fly to 35 different cities thanks to AirTag.

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Netflix last year announced that it has been working on a feature to prevent users from sharing their account passwords with others. The change was being tested in some countries as the company claims that users sharing their Netflix accounts hurts its revenue. Now Netflix has detailed how exactly it will prevent users from sharing their accounts.

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It has been quite a while since we started hearing rumors about Apple’s mixed-reality headset. In recent months, a lot of extra details about the product have leaked out on the internet, as it is expected to be introduced sometime this year. Interestingly, one of these reports pointed out that Apple has been investing in an immersive Apple Store experience. But if the company wants the headset to become a hit, it will need more than just an Apple Store app in VR.

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January 30

The popular password manager 1Password got a major update last year with 1Password 8, which added a new home screen and more customization options to the app. This week, AgileBits shared a preview of multiple improvements coming with a 1Password update, especially for iOS users. Read on as we detail what to expect with the 1Password update.

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Since Elon Musk became the owner of Twitter, the company has been looking for new ways to increase its revenue. But now it seems that Musk is about to take a step that will take the company’s services far beyond just a social network, as he’s interested in turning Twitter into a payments platform to compete with Apple Pay and PayPal.

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US National Labor Relations Board prosecutors have determined that Apple has been violating labor rights based on comments made by company executives, as well as policies imposed on employees. According to the NLRB, Apple’s “various work rules” tend to interfere with or coerce its employees from exercising their labor rights.

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January 27

Apple announced on Friday that it will soon change App Store prices in multiple countries, including Colombia, South Africa, and the United Kingdom. The price increases will take effect on both App Store apps and in-app purchases starting in February.

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