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AppleCare+ Now Available in Norway [Update: Also Finland and Denmark]

AppleCare+ is now available in Norway, according to Apple‘s Norwegian website. Previously, AppleCare was the only option in Norway for Apple devices. AppleCare essentially only extends the standard warranty on Apple products, but AppleCare+ includes two instances of accidental damage with a deductible. AppleCare+ is supported on Mac, iPhone, iPad, iPad, Apple Displays, iPod, and Headphones in Norway. The Apple TV retains standard App

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Deals: Amazon Discounts Apple Watch Series 6 and SE for the First Time (Save Up to 15)

Amazon today introduced some of the first discounts on the Apple Watch Series 6 and Apple Watch SE, providing up to 15 off select models. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with Amazon. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running. Starting with the 40mm GPS Apple Watch Series 6, you can get this model in Silver Aluminum with a White Sport Band for 384.99, down from 399

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Apple Devices Rank #1 in PC and Tablet Customer Satisfaction in 2020

Apple‘s Macs and iPads continue to have the highest satisfaction score among PC and tablet makers in 2020, according to new data shared today by the American Customer Satisfaction Index. In the 2020 Household Appliance and Electronics Report, Apple earned an ACSI score of 82, a one point drop from the score that it earned in 2019. Apple‘s satisfaction score beat out Samsung (81), Acer (78), Amazon (78), ASUS (77), Dell (77), HP (

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AppleCare+ Now Available in Norway

AppleCare+ is now available in Norway, according to Apple‘s Norwegian website. Previously, AppleCare was the only option in Norway for Apple devices. AppleCare essentially only extends the standard warranty on Apple products, but AppleCare+ includes two instances of accidental damage with a deductible. AppleCare+ is supported on Mac, iPhone, iPad, iPad, Apple Displays, iPod, and Headphones in Norway. The Apple TV retains standard App

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First Jailbreak for iOS 14 Limited to Devices With A9(X) Chip and Below

The team behind the "Checkra1n" jailbreaking tool for iOS has released version 0.11.0 of its software with support added for iOS 14, but only on a limited number of devices. checkra1n 0.11.0 is now available, adding support for iOS 14 on A9(X) devices and below.A10 devices and above NOT SUPPORTED YET, read our statement https://t.co/SIjT4PeZEX- checkra1n (@checkra1n) September 22, 2020 In a statement accompanying the announcement of the soft

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iOS 14: A Quick Tour of All the New Features

Over the course of the iOS 14 beta test, we here at MacRumors have been putting together in-depth feature guides, tutorial videos, and how tos on the new features in the iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 updates. Many of our MacRumors readers have likely been running the betas for a couple of months now, but those who are new to the update will want to check out all of the content we have available below. It‘s also a great resource to send to fri

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Apple CEO Tim Cook Talks Antitrust Investigation, Trump Relationship, Working From Home and More in Interview

Apple CEO Tim Cook this evening spoke at The Atlantic Festival where he discussed privacy, antitrust issues, remote work, and his relationship with United States President Donald Trump. Cook‘s interview starts at about 15 minutes into the video On the topic of the ongoing U.S. antitrust investigation into Apple, Google, Facebook, and Amazon, Cook said that "big companies deserve scrutiny," something that‘s "fair but important" for

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PSA: New Apple Watch Owners Have to Return Entire Device for Ill-Fitting Solo Loop or Braided Solo Loop

With the Apple Watch Series 6, Apple introduced two new band options, the Solo Loop and the Braided Solo Loop. These new bands are unique because they have no clasps, buckles, or other fasteners, and instead use a stretch design to allow them to pull onto the wrist over the hand. Because these bands are not adjustable, Apple sells each one in nine different sizes to make sure each person gets a snug fit. To get the right sizing, Apple offers

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Gmail Now Able to Be Set as Default Mail App on iPhone and iPad in iOS 14

Apple in iOS and iPadOS 14 is allowing third-party apps to be set as alternatives to the default browser apps on the iPhone and the iPad, and now one of the most popular third-party email apps, Gmail, can be set as the default email app on your iOS devices. With the latest Gmail for iOS update available in the App Store as of today, Gmail can serve as a replacement for the Mail app. You can set Gmail as the default email app on your iPhon

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iFixit Apple Watch Series 6 Teardown Finds Larger Battery and Bigger Taptic Engine in Thinner Casing

iFixit today did one of its traditional teardowns on the new Apple Watch Series 6 with GPS and LTE, which became available for purchase last Friday. While the new Series 6 models look quite similar to the Series 5 models externally, it turns out there are quite a few internal tweaks and modifications to support new features like Blood Oxygen Monitoring. The new Apple Watch models open up like a book much like the iPhone rather than from the

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MacRumors Exclusive: Anker Offering Up to 35% Off USB-C Hubs and Portable Batteries

MacRumors and Anker have partnered up this month to offer our readers new discounts on useful products like USB-C charging accessories compatible with a MacBook Pro or the new iPad Air, and portable batteries perfect for charging up an iPhone, Apple Watch, or iPad. All of the devices in this sale can be found on Amazon. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with Amazon. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small paymen

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Apple Releases First Public Betas of iOS 14.2 and iPadOS 14.2 With New Shazam Control Center Options

Apple today seeded the first public betas of upcoming iOS 14.2 and iPadOS 14.2 updates to its public beta testing group, a few days after seeding the first betas to developers and a little less than a week after releasing the iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 updates. Public beta testers who have signed up for Apple‘s beta testing program can download the iOS and iPadOS 14.2 updates over the air after installing the proper certificate from the Publ

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AT&T Already Working on 6G, Says 5G iPhones Might Not Be ‘Massive Event‘ Due to Economic Uncertainty

Apple‘s upcoming launch of 5G iPhones might not be a "massive event" due to economic uncertainty amid the global health crisis, AT&T Communications CEO Jeff McElfresh said in a paywalled interview published by CNBC. "I do believe that you will see many of the iPhone subscribers move to upgrade to the device," said McElfresh. "But I wouldn‘t forecast that it‘s going to be a massive event. I also don‘t think it‘s

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iOS 14 Adoption Surpasses 25% Across iPhone and iPad Five Days After Release

Five days after Apple released iOS 14, adoption of the software update has reached approximately 26 percent of active iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices, according to mobile analytics company Mixpanel. This includes iPadOS 14. iOS 14 adoption appears to be outpacing iOS 13, which was installed on approximately 20 percent of active devices one week after its release last year, according to Mixpanel. Home Screen widgets have proven especiall

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AppleCare+ Monthly Payments Expand to the UK and Germany

After expanding AppleCare+ monthly payments to a number of new territories in July, Apple has now made the scheme available to customers in the United Kingdom and Germany. Monthly payments for AppleCare+ are now available for iPhones, iPads, and Apple Watches in the U.S., Canada, Australia, Japan, the UK, and Germany, according to an AppleCare+ support document. The option to pay upfront for AppleCare+ remains. In these countries and re

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iPhone 12 Lineup Rumored to Be Named ‘iPhone 12 mini,‘ ‘iPhone 12,‘ ‘iPhone 12 Pro,‘ and ‘iPhone 12 Pro Max‘

Leaker known as "L0vetodream" has today shared the alleged naming for the upcoming iPhone 12 lineup on Twitter. The tweet proposes that the upcoming iPhone 12 models will be titled "iPhone 12 mini," "iPhone 12," "iPhone 12 Pro," and "iPhone 12 Pro Max." The names likely correspond to the three expected sizes of iPhone 12, with the 5.4-inch model being the iPhone 12 mini, the 6.7-inch model being the iPhone 12 Pro Max, and the two 6.1-inch

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iPhone 12 Lineup Rumored to Be Named ‘iPhone 12 mini,‘ ‘iPhone 12,‘ ‘iPhone 12 Pro,‘ and ‘iPhone 12 Pro Max‘

Leaker known as "L0vetodream" has today shared the alleged names of the upcoming iPhone 12 lineup. A tweet from the leaker proposes that the upcoming iPhone 12 models will be titled "iPhone 12 mini," "iPhone 12," "iPhone 12 Pro," and "iPhone 12 Pro Max." The names likely correspond to the three expected sizes of iPhone 12, with the 5.4-inch model being the iPhone 12 mini, the 6.7-inch model being the iPhone 12 Pro Max, and the two 6.1-i

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iOS 14: How to Change App Icons on Home Screen

As the trend of customizing your home screen becomes popular in the aftermath of the release of iOS 14, some users are choosing to add custom app icons to their home screen using the Shortcuts app. Replacing default app icons with images of your choosing allows you to freely customize the look of your home screen. Before you follow this guide, you will need to find or make an image for your new home screen app icon, and there are plenty of

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Apple TV+ Wins Its First Emmy With Billy Crudup in ‘The Morning Show‘

Apple TV+ had 18 nominations for this evening‘s virtual Primetime Emmy Awards, and the fledgling streaming service managed to come away with one win thanks to Billy Crudup‘s award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for his performance in "The Morning Show." Crudup had also previously won the 2020 Critics‘ Choice Award for his role as Cory Ellison, the rising-star executive who leverages charisma and confiden

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Kuo: Apple to Accelerate Adoption of Mini-LED Displays in iPad and Mac Notebook Lineups

Increased competition among Apple‘s suppliers for mini-LED display chips will accelerate the company‘s adoption of the advanced technology in its iPad and MacBook lineups, according to a new research note from analyst Ming-Chi Kuo seen by MacRumors. Kuo says that while Epistar had been predicted to be the exclusive supplier of mini-LED chips for Apple products in 2021, Sanan Optoelectronics has experienced better than expected de

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iOS 14 Widgets Offer iPhone Users Creative Home Screen Ideas

In iOS 14, Apple introduced the concept of Home Screen widgets, which provide information from apps at a glance. Widgets can be pinned to the Home Screen in various spots and sizes, allowing for many different layouts. Despite the relative lack of 3rd party widgets at launch, iOS users around the world have been busy customizing their home screens and sharing their work with others. Spent about an hour on mine pic.twitter.com/BLMfFl2njq

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AirPods Studio Rumored to Come With U1 Chip, Ultra-Wideband Said to Be Vital to Future Apple Ecosystem

Proven leaker known as "L0vetodream" has today shared a range of information about the ultra-wideband U1 chip in Apple‘s upcoming AirTags item trackers and AirPods Studio headphones. The first of a series of tweets shared today simply stated that AirPods Studio will contain an ultra-wideband U1 chip. It seems likely that the U1 chip would be used in AirPods Studio to track the location of the headphones in the Find My app, but it cou

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TikTok Announces Deal With Oracle and Walmart, Trump Approves

Just hours before new app downloads would be banned in the United States, Vanessa Pappas, the interim head of TikTok, announced on Saturday that the company has reached a proposal with Oracle and Walmart that will keep the video sharing platform alive in the country. The deal has also been approved by President Donald Trump, reports Bloomberg. The deal will effectively establish a new company, TikTok Global, in which Oracle and Walmart can t

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iPhone 12: Everything We Know

With Apple‘s September Media event out of the way, it seems clear that the iPhone 12 won‘t be released until October. Rumors have been pretty consistent about that up to this point. Two other minor rumors about the iPhone 12 seem essentially confirmed with the release of the Apple Watch Series 6. Apple introduced a new blue color for the Apple Watch, which has also been rumored for the iPhone 12. Apple also touted the positive env

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