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 to share even more tech news around the world.

He currently owns an iPhone 11 Pro Max, Apple Watch Series 4, iPad Air (3rd gen), 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar, and AirPods (2nd gen).

Today

Since the public release of iOS 14, users have been discovering new ways to customize their home screens with widgets and custom icons. While the most popular method requires using Apple Shortcuts to change icons, which adds an extra step to the process of opening apps, Launch Center Pro now lets you change iOS app icons without Shortcuts.

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After being available as a limited beta app, the new Xbox app for iOS is finally available on the App Store with the new “Remote Play” mode, which lets Xbox owners stream Xbox One games on the iPhone and iPad.

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October 17

While iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro from pre-orders are expected to be delivered on Friday, customers are getting MagSafe Charger and iPhone 12 cases ahead of schedule. Users have been sharing photos and even videos of these new accessories on social networks, so we can now take a better look at them.

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October 16

While the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro are now available for pre-order in the US, Apple is getting ready to bring its new smartphones to other countries as well. New documents shared today by ANATEL — Brazil’s agency equivalent to the FCC — reveal the battery capacity of the iPhone 12 mini, in addition to Apple’s plans to assemble the iPhone 12 line in more countries.

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If you’re looking for cases to use with your iPhone 12, OtterBox has just announced its full lineup of accessories for this year’s iPhones, including MagSafe compatible cases. The company is offering several new case options for the iPhone 12 models, ranging from clear options to the more colorful ones with a pop socket.

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October 15

After introducing new Apple Watch and iPad models in September and iPhone 12 and HomePod mini in October, we are still waiting for the first Apple Silicon Mac. Although the company has said that new Macs will be introduced in 2020, we don’t have any official schedule yet. Now, Jon Prosser claims that Apple will hold its next special event on November 17.

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Pocketdex gets a major update with new iOS 14 home screen widgets

Pocketdex is a popular app that works as a companion app for Pokémon GO players around the world. The iOS version of the app is getting a major update today that brings two new iOS 14 home screen widgets, including a Pokémon Calendar and another widget with Pokémon of the Day.

Back in 2016, Apple let Nintendo offer Super Mario Run for pre-order via the App Store as the app was featured during the iPhone 7 keynote. Then, in 2017, the company made this feature available to all developers. As of today, developers can offer apps for pre-order on the App Store up to 180 days before the release date.

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If you’re having some trouble accessing Twitter, you’re not alone. The social network has been facing a major outage this Thursday night as users around the world are reporting that Twitter is inaccessible.

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Tempo is a popular iPhone and Apple Watch app that collects in-depth data from your workouts to help runners train better. Developers behind the app today released Tempo 3 on the App Store, which features a new design, multiple iOS 14 widgets, new workout details, and much more.

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October 14

Apple introduced the iPhone 12 lineup this week at its October online event, which means the press was unable to try out the new iPhones right after the announcement. However, the company sent the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro to ABC News tech reporter Becky Worley, who presented today a quick hands-on with the new devices on Good Morning America.

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Apple held a special event yesterday to introduce the iPhone 12 lineup and the HomePod mini. However, there are two long-awaited products that weren’t even mentioned during the keynote: AirPods Studio and AirTags. According to Jon Prosser on Twitter, Apple is facing a “major hiccup” in the production of the AirPods Studio, but AirTags will be announced next month.

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Apple today released the tenth beta of macOS Big Sur to developers and besides some changes for AirPods users, today’s update brings multiple new wallpapers to the Mac operating system — which already had two new wallpapers since its first beta.

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Following today’s event, Apple has just released the third iOS 14.2 beta developer. The update is now available to developers via an over-the-air update in the Settings app.

Update: iOS 14.2 beta 3 is also now rolling out to public beta users as well.

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As Apple introduced the iPhone 12 Pro and the iPhone 12 Pro Max with a LiDAR scanner, some developers are now taking advantage of new hardware to enhance their apps. Snapchat today announced a new version of Lens Studio that lets designers create special lenses to work with the LiDAR scanner on the iPhone 12 Pro.

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October 13

Apple today released the third developer beta of iOS 14.2, which is being tested since last month, and now the company has also released iOS 14.1 GM to developers.

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Apple today introduced the iPhone 12 lineup with four new models, all of which support 5G networks for the first time. However, the super-fast 5G mmWave is exclusive to models sold in the US. In order to improve support for the new 5G network, the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro comes with a new side cutout that has confused some people.

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Today’s special iPhone 12 event can already be replayed on Apple’s website and on the company’s official YouTube channel, as well as videos of new products.

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October 12

I once said that Twitter is probably my favorite social network, and that’s still true. As I’m always looking for great apps to use, I recently discovered Aviary, which is a new Twitter client designed for iOS 14 with some unique features. Read on as I detail my experience with Aviary over the last few weeks.

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While we are all waiting for the iPhone 12 tomorrow, Apple seems to be getting ready in advance for tomorrow’s event. The company has now uploaded new small icons that are designed to illustrate the iPhone 12 on the iCloud website, and although they’re not high resolution images, we can notice some differences between these icons and those used to illustrate previous iPhone models.

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