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Apple‘s Latest ‘Shot on iPhone‘ Video Reflects on Life of 17-Year-Old Athlete From American Samoa

Apple has shared a new "Shot on iPhone" video on its YouTube channel that presents a portrait of Eddie Siaumau, a 17-year-old athlete from American Samoa who has just accepted a full-ride scholarship to a NCAA Division I university. Tags: Apple ads, Shot on iPhoneThis article, Apples Latest Shot on iPhone Video Reflects on Life of 17-Year-Old Athlete From American Samoa first appeared on MacRumors.comDiscuss this article in our forums

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Apple Begins Selling iPhone SE Again on Clearance Store, Starting at 249 Brand New [Sold Out]

Four months after Apple stopped selling the iPhone SE, the beloved device has made a sudden return to Apple‘s online store. Apple is offering the iPhone SE with 32GB of storage for 249 and with 128GB of storage for 299 on its clearance store in the United States. These are brand new, unopened, and unlocked models with unchanged tech specs, including a 4-inch Retina display, A9 chip, Touch ID, and 12-megapixel rear camera. Prior to b

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How to Cancel an Over-the-Air iOS Update in Progress

When an over-the-air iOS update starts downloading on your iPhone or iPad, you can monitor its progress in the Settings app via General -> Software Update. The lack of a cancel option on this screen seems to imply that there‘s no way to prevent a software update from downloading once it‘s started, but don‘t be fooled. You can stop the update process in its tracks at any time and even delete the downloaded data from your de

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Apple Begins Selling iPhone SE Again on Clearance Store, Starting at 249 Brand New

Four months after being discontinued, the beloved iPhone SE has made a sudden return to Apple‘s online store this week. Apple is offering the iPhone SE with 32GB of storage for 249 and with 128GB of storage for 299 on its clearance store in the United States. These are brand new, unopened models with unchanged tech specs, including a 4-inch Retina display, Apple A9 chip, Touch ID, and 12-megapixel rear-facing camera. Prior to being

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How to Passcode Lock an App in iOS

Apple doesn‘t have an official method for individually locking sensitive apps like Photos with a passcode, but luckily there‘s a workaround that was introduced in iOS 12 with Screen Time. If you really want to make sure one of your apps is inaccessible, you can use Apple‘s App Limits feature to do so. Here‘s how: Open up the Settings app. Choose "Screen Time." Make sure Screen Time is enabled and a Screen Tim

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Apple Shares New Videos Highlighting What You Can Do With an iPad Pro

Apple today uploaded a new series of iPad Pro videos to its YouTube channel, showing off the different features and capabilities of the new devices. There are five videos, focusing on taking notes, going paperless by scanning documents, hosting a podcast, designing a space with the Measure app, and creating a presentation in Keynote. Each video is about a minute long and is done in a tutorial style to walk users through each task.

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7 Useful iPhone Tips You Might Not Know

So you‘ve been using an iPhone for years now and think you have it all figured out? Don‘t be so sure. We‘ve gathered up 7 tricks obscure enough that even the most seasoned iPhone user is likely to learn something new, so make sure to check out our latest YouTube video and read below for a little spoiler of all of the tips that are included. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. Reopen Last Closed Sa

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Apple Highlighting Future‘s ‘THE WIZRD‘ Album and Documentary

Future‘s newest album, "THE WIZRD, is now available on Apple Music along with an exclusive documentary. Apple is highlighting the new content on its main Apple.com website. "THE WIZRD" includes previously released singles like "Crushed Up" and "Jumpin on a Jet," along with features from Travis Scott, Young Thug, Tay Keith, and more. Accompanying the album is access to Future‘s documentary, also titled "THE WIZRD." The hour

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Apple‘s New Smart Battery Case: Everything You Need to Know

Apple in January launched Smart Battery Cases designed for the iPhone XS, XS Max, and iPhone XR. The Smart Battery Cases are designed to add additional battery life to Apple‘s newest iPhones. Priced at 129, the Smart Battery Cases come in either black or white and are made from the same material as Apple‘s silicone cases. From our hands on article: How does it work? The Smart Battery Cases are similar in design to a silicone

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Qualcomm and Apple Partnership Crumbled Over Fears Apple Would Leak Qualcomm Software to Competitors

Apple and Qualcomm are embroiled in a bitter legal battle over licensing and royalty fees that‘s lasted for two years now and has led to the breakdown of the relationship between the two companies, but there may have been other factors in the breakup. Leaked emails between Apple COO Jeff Williams and Qualcomm CEO Steve Mollenkopf seen by Bloomberg suggest the two companies may have cut ties over software access. Williams wanted to c

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Review: Apple‘s Beddit 3.5 Sleep Monitor Loses Features, but Gains Accuracy

Apple in 2017 purchased Beddit, a company that makes a sleep monitoring system designed to track your sleeping habits to help you improve your sleep hygiene. Apple hasn‘t said much about the purchase, nor what it‘s doing with the data it collects from the Beddit system, but in December, Apple quietly pulled the original Beddit Sleep System and introduced a redesigned model with an updated and revised feature set. There have be

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Apple Ordered to Retract Part of Press Release in Ongoing Qualcomm Battle

Apple has been ordered to stop using a part of a recent press release that claimed the iPhone 7 and iPhone 8 would still be available in Germany through carriers and resellers, reports Bloomberg. Apple released the statement following a preliminary injunction in December that prevented the company from selling older iPhones in Germany. Apple at the time said that while it would stop selling the devices at its own retail stores, they would rema

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MacRumors Giveaway: Win a ‘MagicMount Pro Charge‘ Wireless Charger for iPhone From Scosche

For this week‘s giveaway, we‘ve teamed up with Scosche to offer MacRumors readers a chance to win one of the company‘s MagicMount Pro Charge wireless chargers. Priced at 69.99, the MagicMount Pro Charge is a versatile, upright wireless charging mount that can go anywhere, offering charging capabilities and easy access to the iPhone wherever it might be. You can use the MagicMount Pro Charge on a desk, in the car for acce

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Microsoft Suggests Windows 10 Mobile Users Switch to iOS or Android as Support Winds Down

With support for the now-discontinued Windows 10 Mobile devices set to end on December 10, 2019, Microsoft is recommending that its current Windowa 10 Mobile customers move to an Android or iOS device instead. Microsoft made the recommendation in a Windows 10 Mobile support document (via Thurrott) explaining its plans to stop offering security updates and patches for Windows 10 Mobile. With the Windows 10 Mobile OS end of support, we recomm

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AAPL Stock Recoups Losses Incurred After Tim Cook Slashed Apple‘s Revenue Guidance

AAPL shares are currently trading above the 157 mark on the intraday market, recouping virtually all losses incurred since Apple CEO Tim Cook slashed Apple‘s revenue guidance by up to 9 billion for the first quarter of its 2019 fiscal year. AAPL closed at 157.92 on January 2, immediately prior to Cook revealing the shortfall in an after-hours letter to shareholders, and is now trading just cents below that level. The stock has graduall

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Foxconn Cut 50,000 Contract Workers Months Ahead of Schedule Due to Poor iPhone Demand

Apple supplier Foxconn has let go around 50,000 contract workers at its iPhone factory in Zhengzhou, China, with the first cuts happening in October 2018. As one source with knowledge of Foxconn‘s plans told Nikkei, the scale of the cuts is not what stands out, but the fact that it‘s significantly earlier than previous years. "It‘s quite different this year to ask assembly line workers to leave before the year-end," the sourc

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Austrian Privacy Watchdog NOYB Accuses Apple and Others of Failing to Comply With GDPR in Europe

Austrian non-profit organization NOYB, the "European Center for Digital Rights," has reportedly filed a complaint against Apple and seven other tech companies for allegedly failing to comply with GDPR in the European Union. NOYB said it tested each company‘s compliance with GDPR by requesting private data held about 10 users and found that "no service fully complied." "Many services set up automated systems to respond to access requ

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Google Fuels ‘Pixel Watch‘ Rumors in 40 Million Deal for Fossil Smartwatch Tech

Google and watchmaker Fossil Group today jointly announced a 40 million deal that will see the search giant take ownership of a portion of Fossil‘s smartwatch technology. Fossil Sport smartwatch The deal, which is being described as "transactional" and will see some of Fossil‘s R&D division join Google, will lead to the launch of a "new product innovation that‘s not yet hit the market," said Fossil VP and chief strategy offi

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Google Fuels ‘Pixel Watch‘ Rumors With 40 Million Deal for Fossil Smartwatch Tech

Google and watchmaker Fossil Group today jointly announced a 40 million deal that will see the search giant take ownership of a portion of Fossil‘s smartwatch technology. Fossil Sport smartwatch The deal, which is being described as "transactional" and will see some of Fossil‘s R&D division join Google, will lead to the launch of a "new product innovation that‘s not yet hit the market," said Fossil VP and chief strategy offi

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Data Broker Acxiom Comes Out in Support of Apple CEO Tim Cook‘s Call for US Data Privacy Regulation

One of the biggest ad data brokers has come out in support of Apple CEO Tim Cook‘s call for federal privacy legislation to regulate the collection and use of personal data in the United States. In a statement Thursday evening provided to Business Insider, data broker Acxiom confirmed its support for federal privacy legislation. "Acxiom, like Mr. Cook, also supports a national privacy law for the US, such as GDPR provides for the Europe

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Sketchy Rumor Suggests 2019 iPhone Could Feature 4,000mAh Battery, 15W Wireless Charging, 3X Telephoto Camera and 120Hz Display [Update: Fake]

Earlier this month, Weibo user C Technology (via Wccftech) shared some alleged details about the upcoming successor to the iPhone XS Max, which may or may not be accurate. The next iPhone XS Max has been pegged as the 2019 iPhone that will feature a triple-lens camera in 2019 by reliable sources, and the Weibo post offers additional details about the lenses. Apple will allegedly use a wide-angle lens, a super wide-angle lens, and a 3x telephot

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Sketchy Rumor Suggests 2019 iPhone Could Feature 4,000mAh Battery, 15W Wireless Charging, 3X Telephoto Camera and 120Hz Display

Earlier this month, Weibo user C Technology (via Wccftech) shared some alleged details about the upcoming successor to the iPhone XS Max, which may or may not be accurate. The next iPhone XS Max has been pegged as the 2019 iPhone that will feature a triple-lens camera in 2019 by reliable sources, and the Weibo post offers additional details about the lenses. Apple will allegedly use a wide-angle lens, a super wide-angle lens, and a 3x telephot

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HomePod Now Available for Purchase in China and Hong Kong

Apple earlier this week announced that the HomePod would be available in China and Hong Kong on Friday, January 18, and as promised, the smart speaker is now available for purchase in both locations. HomePod is priced at 2,799 yuan in China and HK2,799 in Hong Kong. In addition to being available from the Apple online store and Apple retail stores, Apple Authorized resellers in China and Hong Kong are also offering the HomePod for sale.

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Hands-On With Apple‘s New Smart Battery Cases

Apple on Tuesday released new Smart Battery Cases for the iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR, offering a convenient but expensive way for iPhone users to get additional battery life. The Smart Battery Cases will be in stores starting tomorrow, but we got our hands on the iPhone XS Max and XR versions early to check out the features and to see if they‘re worth the 129 price tag. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. Apple

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