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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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iOS 14 Picture in Picture No Longer Working With YouTube‘s Mobile Website in Safari [Without Premium]

Apple in iOS 14 added Picture in Picture to the iPhone, a feature designed to let you watch a video in a small screen on your device while you continue to do other things on the phone. When Picture in Picture was working with YouTube The YouTube app doesn‘t support Picture in Picture, but up until yesterday there was a functional workaround that allowed videos from YouTube.com to be watched in Safari in Picture in Picture mode. As of

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Top Stories: Apple Event Recap, Apple Watch Series 6, Redesigned iPad Air, and More

This week‘s news was obviously dominated by Apple‘s media event and the launch of iOS 14, but there was a lot to digest, so check out our summary below for the high-level view of the past week. With the exception of the massively redesigned iPad Air, all of the new hardware introduced this week is starting to appear on store shelves and on customers‘ doorsteps, while all of the new software updates bring some changes and ne

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iOS 14: All the New Features With Guides and How Tos

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 friends

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Hands-On With the New Apple Watch Series 6 and Apple Watch SE

Today‘s the official launch date for the Apple Watch Series 6 and the Apple Watch SE, both of which Apple announced on Tuesday. We picked up a couple of the new models and thought we‘d give them a quick look for MacRumors readers thinking of ordering a new watch. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. When it comes to design, both the 399 Series 6 and the 279 SE look just like the Apple Watch Series 5 with the

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Rumor Report Card: Assessing the Accuracy of Leaks After Apple‘s Event

Apple hosted its virtual "Time Flies" event this week, where it introduced four new products, including the Apple Watch Series 6, lower-cost Apple Watch SE, a 10.9-inch iPad Air with an all-screen design, and an updated 10.2-inch iPad with a faster A12 Bionic chip. As expected, there were no new iPhones, which are believed to be coming in October instead. Apple also announced that it will be offering its various services in a bundle called A

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Picture in Picture on iOS 14 No Longer Working With YouTube‘s Mobile Website in Safari

Apple in iOS 14 added Picture in Picture to the iPhone, a feature designed to let you watch a video in a small screen on your device while you continue to do other things on the phone. When Picture in Picture was working with YouTube The YouTube app doesn‘t support Picture in Picture, but up until yesterday there was a functional workaround that allowed videos from YouTube.com to be watched in Safari in Picture in Picture mode. As of

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Picture in Picture on iOS 14 No Longer Working With YouTube‘s Website in Safari

Apple in iOS 14 added Picture in Picture to the iPhone, a feature designed to let you watch a video in a small screen on your device while you continue to do other things on the phone. When Picture in Picture was working with YouTube The YouTube app doesn‘t support Picture in Picture, but up until yesterday there was a functional workaround that allowed videos from YouTube.com to be watched in Safari in Picture in Picture mode. As of

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Graphical Glitches Plaguing Some 2020 iMac Owners With Radeon Pro 5700 XT GPU

Apple in August refreshed the 2020 iMac lineup with a new 27-inch model that‘s equipped with 10th-generation Intel processors, more RAM, more SSD settings, and faster AMD GPUs. Unfortunately, some new Mac owners have been running into problems with their machines and have been reporting ongoing glitching with the graphics. There‘s a 57-page thread on the MacRumors forums filled with complaints dating back to August, suggesting th

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MacRumors Giveaway: Win One of Apple‘s Upcoming iPhone 12 Pro Max Models From iMazing

For this week‘s giveaway, we‘ve teamed up with iMazing to offer MacRumors readers a chance to win an iPhone 12 Pro Max and a copy of the iMazing software for iPhone backups and management. Now we know Apple‘s iPhone 12 models haven‘t been announced yet, but the winner of the giveaway will receive the new iPhone once it comes out and is available for purchase. A fresh copy of iMazing will be available right after the g

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Deals: Walmart Offering 30 Off New 10.2-Inch iPad, Available for 299.00

On the day of its release, Walmart is already offering the 2020 10.2-inch iPad (32GB) for 299.00, down from 329.00. This is the price that Apple offers education customers on its website, and is now available for anyone on Walmart. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with Walmart. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running. As of writing, the 32GB iPad is only availabl

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tvOS 14 Not Supporting 4K YouTube Videos Yet

One of the tvOS 14 features that‘s meant to be included in the update is support for 4K videos for the first time, but as many MacRumors readers have noticed, 4K video content is not available after updating to the tvOS 14 update released earlier this week. Selecting a 4K video on a 4K Apple TV upgraded to tvOS 14 limits the video playback to 1080p, which is the same playback quality that was available before. Apple‘s Apple TV

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Deals: Cellular Carriers Introduce First Offers on Apple Watch Series 6 and SE

With the launch of the Apple Watch Series 6 and Apple Watch SE today, cellular carriers have now introduced special offers for these new wearable devices. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with these vendors. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running. Starting with AT&T, if you buy one Apple Watch Series 3, Series 4, Series 5, Series 6, or SE, you can get 200 off a

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Apple Watch Series 6 Begins Arriving to Customers Around the World

Today is Apple Watch Series 6 and Apple Watch SE launch day in the United States and over 25 other countries and regions around the world, and customers are now beginning to receive delivery of the latest models. Photo: Alistair Sowerbutts Customers have started sharing photos of their new Apple Watch Series 6 on Twitter and in the official pre-order thread in the MacRumors forums. Key new features of the Apple Watch Series 6 include blood

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Nike Run Club Update Brings a New Modular Watch Face, ‘Twilight Mode,‘ and ‘Streaks‘

Nike has today announced a number of software updates to the Apple Watch Nike and the Nike Run Club app for the Apple Watch. The Apple Watch Nike now includes a new, exclusive modular sport watch face. Designed to offer multiple complications, the new face includes a quick-start button, total monthly miles, and "Guided Runs" with updated content and artwork. The latest watch face also includes Nike Twilight Mode, offering a new in-run d

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US Downloads of TikTok and WeChat to Be Banned on Sunday

The U.S. Commerce Department is moving to ban downloads of TikTok and WeChat within the United States from this Sunday (via Reuters). The U.S. Commerce Department plans to issue an order today that will "deplatform" WeChat and TikTok by banning people in the United States from downloading the apps. The order will take effect from Sunday, September 20. U.S. government officials speaking to Reuters said that the ban on downloads of TikTok

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Spotify Tests Untethered Apple Watch Streaming for Some Users

In November 2018, Spotify released an accompanying app for Apple Watch that allows iPhone users to access and control their favorite Spotify music and podcasts from their wrist. Image via iPhone-Ticker.de One of the limitations of the app is that it doesn‘t allow users to stream music directly to their Apple Watch without an iPhone connection, which effectively makes it a wrist-based remote control for Spotify on iPhone. That could

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Epic Games Announces ‘Fortnite: Save the World‘ Will No Longer Be Playable on macOS

Epic Games has announced that "Fortnite: Save the World" will no longer be playable on macOS, after Apple terminated Epic Games‘ developer account. Fortnite has been in violation of the App Store rules since August 13, when it introduced a direct payment option that skirted Apple‘s in-app purchase system by allowing payments directly to Epic Games. Shortly after Epic blatantly disregarded App Store policies, Apple pulled the ap

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