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Tuesday, June 02, 2020

iPad sales predicted to slump in 2020 amid wider PC and tablet market dip

iPad sales predicted to slump in 2020 amid wider PC and tablet market dip

New data from market research firm Canalys points to a severe drop in PC and tablet sales over the course of 2020 due to an economic recession fueled by the ongoing coronavirus.

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Rumor: New iPad Air to adopt USB-C, iPad mini to retain Lightning

Rumor: New iPad Air to adopt USB-C, iPad mini to retain Lightning

According to rumblings from the Chinese supply chain, Apple's rumored fourth-generation iPad Air will sport a USB-C connector when it launches later this year, trickle-down tech first seen in an Apple tablet in 2018.

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iCloud outage impacts Mail, web apps, more [u: fixed]

iCloud outage impacts Mail, web apps, more [u: fixed]

Apple's iCloud is experiencing unknown issues that in some cases prevents users from accessing the cloud storage and syncing service, as well as other products like Mail and certain web apps.

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Tech investor urges Apple CEO Tim Cook to publicly voice company values amid protests

Tech investor urges Apple CEO Tim Cook to publicly voice company values amid protests

Billionaire tech investor and Sun Microsystems co-founder Vinod Khosla this week called on Apple CEO Tim Cook to speak out on the company's values as protests over the killing of George Floyd rage across the U.S.

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ExclusiveSave up to $250 on 2020 13" MacBook Pros, plus $60 off AppleCare

Save up to $250 on 2020 13

Apple's brand-new 2020 13-inch MacBook Pro is $75 to $250 off, and every single configuration is eligible for the exclusive coupon discount. Plus, save $60 on AppleCare, delivering the best deals and lowest prices anywhere on the new notebooks.

iOS 14 could bring built-in translator, Apple Pencil support to Safari

iOS 14 could bring built-in translator, Apple Pencil support to Safari

Apple is reportedly working to bring full Apple Pencil support for websites and a built-in translator to Safari in iOS 14, with the latter feature also being tested on other system services.

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VideoHere are our favorite cases for iPhone SE (2020)

Here are our favorite cases for iPhone SE (2020)

With a new iPhone SE comes new cases. While your old iPhone 7 or iPhone 8 case might fit, there are lots of new options for you to choose from, instead of using a case that's already two years old — or more.

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TipsHow to add apps to Apple Watch

How to add apps to Apple Watch

From duplicating what's on your iPhone, to buying new apps direct from the App Store, here's how to find, add, and manage apps on your Apple Watch.

Rumor claims future Apple Pencil will come in black

Rumor claims future Apple Pencil will come in black

A new generation of Apple Pencil could be available in a black color option, according to an Apple hardware collector on Twitter.

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Apple Research adds test and survey to Apple Hearing, Heart & Movement studies

Apple Research adds test and survey to Apple Hearing, Heart & Movement studies

The Apple Research app has been updated, with it now including a new "Speech in Noise" test for the Apple Hearing Study along with a survey for the Apple Heart & Movement Study to examine the effects of COVID-19.

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ExclusiveLowest price anywhere: Apple's 12.9-inch iPad Pro on sale for $849

Lowest price anywhere: Apple's 12.9-inch iPad Pro on sale for $849

In what is the lowest price available, Apple Authorized Reseller B&H Photo is offering readers an exclusive discount on Apple's 12.9-inch iPad Pro (Late 2018), bringing the price down to $849.

Self-driving 'Apple Car' may combine LiDAR with other sensors for better decision-making

Self-driving 'Apple Car' may combine LiDAR with other sensors for better decision-making

As work on the "Apple Car" progresses, Apple is coming up with new ways to improve automated driving systems, including using other sensors to enhance LiDAR scans to better determine what's on the road.

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Apple has a clear path to be the first to hit a $2 trillion valuation

Apple has a clear path to be the first to hit a $2 trillion valuation

With a current valuation of $1.4 trillion and climbing, analyst Amit Daryanani thinks the world's most valuable company could be the first to hit $2 trillion.

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Deals: iPads back for $249, Apple Watch 5 $299, $200 off 2020 13" MacBook Pro

Deals: iPads back for $249, Apple Watch 5 $299, $200 off 2020 13

Today's top discounts on Apple hardware include the return of some fan favorites. Pick up a current iPad for $249 or an Apple Watch Series 5 for $299 (also $100 off). New 2020 13-inch MacBook Pros are also eligible for triple-digit discounts.

FeatureCompared: Razer Blade Stealth 13 versus Apple's 13-inch MacBook Pro

Compared: Razer Blade Stealth 13 versus Apple's 13-inch MacBook Pro

Razer is known for making premium notebooks intended for gaming on the move, but which can also be used as a creative workstation. We compare Razer's Blade Stealth 13 against Apple's 2020 13-inch MacBook Pro to determine which is the better compact powerhouse.

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Eufy delays HomeKit update to implement HomeKit Secure Video

Eufy delays HomeKit update to implement HomeKit Secure Video

Eufy, maker of affordable DIY security kits, has said they will push back the update that will add HomeKit support until mid-July, so they may also add support for HomeKit Secure Video.

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FeatureHere's where Apple Stores have reopened around the world

Here's where Apple Stores have reopened around the world

Apple is slowly opening up stores around the globe as lockdown restrictions are lifted. Here's where they've opened up, as well as where they remain closed, updated on June 2.

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Muscle-sensing Apple Watch band could detect gestures more accurately

Muscle-sensing Apple Watch band could detect gestures more accurately

Apple is considering ways to allow the Apple Watch to detect touchless gestures, including introducing bands equipped with sensors capable of detecting electrical signals generated by the wearer's muscles.

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Apple Maps adds local transit directions for Hong Kong

Apple Maps adds local transit directions for Hong Kong

Hong Kong's local residents are now able to use detailed real-time transit directions in Apple Maps, after years where that information was oddly only available outside the region.

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FeatureIntel's Xeon NUC 9 Pro kit is what we want to see in a 'Mac Pro mini'

Intel's Xeon NUC 9 Pro kit is what we want to see in a 'Mac Pro mini'

Intel's introduction of the NUC 9 Pro kit continues the rivalry with Apple's Mac mini in the compact computing field — but this time, it brings PCI-e to the table.

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Apple Music joins Black Out Tuesday to support awareness campaign

Apple Music joins Black Out Tuesday to support awareness campaign

Apple has replaced its Apple Music front page with a message calling for support against racism, and has cancelled its regular Beats 1 schedule, as it joins in with the music industry's Black Out Tuesday.

Apple slashes iPhone prices in China ahead of online shopping festival

Apple slashes iPhone prices in China ahead of online shopping festival

Apple, in partnership with Chinese internet vendors Tmall and JD.com, has slashed iPhone prices ahead of a regional online shopping festival dubbed "6.18."

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Apple TV+ secures multi-year overall deal with agency led by former WME partner

Apple TV+ secures multi-year overall deal with agency led by former WME partner

Apple TV+ has signed a multi-year overall deal with longtime talent agent Theresa Kang-Lowe, a champion of diversity in entertainment who recently stepped down as partner of Hollywood powerhouse WME to start her own company.

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Apple iPhone shipments slumped in Q1 due to coronavirus, Gartner says

Apple iPhone shipments slumped in Q1 due to coronavirus, Gartner says

Global shipments of Apple's iPhone suffered a year-over-year decline in the first quarter of 2020, but the downturn was not as severe as dips felt by other major smartphone manufacturers during a period impacted by fallout from the coronavirus pandemic.

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Apple's iOS 14 again rumored to support all devices compatible with iOS 13

Apple's iOS 14 again rumored to support all devices compatible with iOS 13

Apple's next-generation iOS 14 operating system is pegged to offer compatibility with all iOS devices capable of running the current iOS 13, according to a report on Monday.

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Congress plans legislation to regulate contact tracing apps

Congress plans legislation to regulate contact tracing apps

The U.S. Senate plans to unveil bipartisan legislation Monday to introduce regulations on COVID-19 contact tracing and exposure notification apps.

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Hints of new Apple News audio feature appear in iOS 13.5.5

Hints of new Apple News audio feature appear in iOS 13.5.5

New iconography discovered in the latest iOS 13.5.5 beta suggests Apple is preparing to launch an audio feature for Apple News, seemingly confirming rumors that the tech giant plans to produce special content to make its product more attractive to potential subscribers.

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'iPhone 12' mockups depict handset sizes, new SIM tray location

'iPhone 12' mockups depict handset sizes, new SIM tray location

A lineup of four 3D-printed "iPhone 12" mockups, based on supposedly leaked schematics and supply chain rumors, surfaced on Monday to provide what could be the first clear look at Apple's upcoming handset series.

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Hong Kong's Octopus card now supports Apple Pay

Hong Kong's Octopus card now supports Apple Pay

Hong Kong's transit and retail Octopus card now supports integration with Apple Pay.

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Apple Stores smashed and looted amid George Floyd protests

Apple Stores smashed and looted amid George Floyd protests

Apple Stores have become a target of opportunist rioters during the ongoing protests across the United States, with some retail outlets suffering significant damage to storefronts, as well as thefts by looters.

Italy launches COVID-19 Exposure Notification app to the public

Italy launches COVID-19 Exposure Notification app to the public

Italy on Monday launched its COVID-19 contact tracing app based on the Apple-Google Exposure Notification API, becoming one of the first to be available to the public.

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Apple releases macOS Catalina 10.15.5 supplemental update with security fixes

Apple releases macOS Catalina 10.15.5 supplemental update with security fixes

Apple released a supplemental update to macOS Catalina 10.15.5 on Monday afternoon only one week after its official release.

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Apple seeds first beta of iOS 13.5.5, iPadOS 13.5.5, macOS Catalina 10.15.6

Apple seeds first beta of iOS 13.5.5, iPadOS 13.5.5, macOS Catalina 10.15.6

Apple on Monday seeded the first beta builds of iOS 13.5.5, iPadOS 13.5.5, and macOS 10.15.6 to registered developers for testing.

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2012 MacBook Pro with Retina displays obsolete on June 30

2012 MacBook Pro with Retina displays obsolete on June 30

Apple will soon add 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display models produced in Mid 2012 to its list of obsolete devices, and will be ineligible for hardware service at Apple locations.

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Apple releases iOS 13.5.1, iPadOS 13.5.1, watchOS 6.2.6 updates [u]

Apple releases iOS 13.5.1, iPadOS 13.5.1, watchOS 6.2.6 updates [u]

Apple has released updates for iOS 13.5.1 and iPadOS 13.5.1, along with watchOS 6.2.6, patches that make minor changes to the updates for iOS 13.5 and iPadOS 13.5 released less than two weeks ago.

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Apple Card payment deferment program extended through June

Apple Card payment deferment program extended through June

In light of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Apple Card customers can now defer their payments through June without any penalties.

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FeatureIntroducing HomeKit Insider: a new AppleInsider podcast

Introducing HomeKit Insider: a new AppleInsider podcast

AppleInsider's new HomeKit Insider podcast series revolves around the ever-growing world of HomeKit and home automation — and it arrives with two new episodes.

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Apple's 2020 13" MacBook Pro (512GB SSD) is $200 off today

Apple's 2020 13

Amazon has slashed the price of Apple's brand-new 2020 13-inch MacBook Pro, with the 512GB model dropping to $1,299.99 after a $200 price cut.

TipsHow to set alarms on Apple Watch

How to set alarms on Apple Watch

The only thing more surprising than how many ways there are to set an alarm on an Apple Watch is the fact that it doesn't always work. Here's how to do it and how to be sure it's done.