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Apple Loop: New iPhone Leaks, Apple’s Missing MacOS Ports, Latest MacBook Pro Problems

Taking a look back at another week of news and headlines from Cupertino, this week’s Apple Loop includes the latest iPhone 12 leaks, weak iPhone 11 sales, secrets of the smart battery case, the iPad steals a MacBook Pro superpower, Apple’s missing ports, the latest MacBook Pro boot problems, a demand for AirPods, and why Apple still dominates podcasting. Apple Loop is here to remind you of a few of the very many discussions that have happened around Apple over the last seven days (and you can read my weekly…

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Apple’s $2.5 billion pledge makes it the latest tech giant to tackle California’s housing crisis

Apple today announced a pledge of $2.5 billion to combat the housing crisis in its home state of California. It’s the largest commitment of any of the Big Five in the tech industry, all of which have pledged various amounts of money toward helping build more affordable housing in and around the cities they operate near. The only major US tech company who has yet to pledge a significant amount of money toward the issue is Amazon, although Amazon did donate $8 million over the summer to nonprofits that provide housing for the homeless.…

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iPhone 11 is more popular than iPhone XR, Apple may increase its production

Slowly and steadily Apple is getting back in the competition. The credit for the increase in sales goes to the “affordable” iPhone series that the company introduced last year. Last year Apple launched the iPhone XR. This year the Cupertino major launched the follow-up device and called it the iPhone 11. The iPhone 11 series — iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro launched in September this year. Out of the three iPhones, the iPhone 11 has received high demand across the globe including India. The reason for…

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Apple Issues Response To Latest China Backlash (Updated)

Apple has found itself in the middle of another storm in a China teacup, this one relating to the company’s inclusion of a Chinese company’s safe browsing service within its Safari web browser. The issue came to the fore when Reclaim The Net published an article on October 10 which warned that “it’s been discovered that Apple, which often positions itself as a champion of privacy and human rights, is sending some IP addresses from users of its Safari browser on iOS to Chinese conglomerate Tencent—a company with close ties to the…

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Apple’s iPhone SE 2 will start at $399, Ming-Chi Kuo predicts

In a new research report, noted Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicts that prices for the rumored iPhone SE 2 will start at $399, MacRumors reports. Alongside the new pricing information, Kuo also used the report to re-iterate several of his previous predictions for the device, including that it will be powered by the iPhone 11’s A13 chip, will have 3GB of RAM, and will be released in the first quarter of next year. Kuo also says that the new phone will be available with 64GB or 128GB of internal storage (although a report from…

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watchOS 6.0.1 for Apple Watch brings watch face improvements, more

Following the release of iOS 13.1.2, Apple today has also released watchOS 6.0.1 to the public. watchOS 6.0.1 includes performance and security improvements, according to Apple. Apple says watchOS 6.0.1 also resolves an issue affecting the Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse watch faces, which lost their ability to speak following the release of watchOS 6.1. It’s unclear whether watchOS 6.0.1 solves the battery life issues that many Apple Watch users have been experiencing. Apple does say there are performance optimizations included in the update. Here’s the full changelog for watchOS…

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Apple’s iOS and iPadOS 13 support multiple PS4 or Xbox One controllers, which could be huge for Arcade

Apple’s  iOS 13 update (and the newly renamed iPadOS for iPad hardware) both support multiple simultaneous Bluetooth game controller connections. Apple added Xbox One and PlayStation 4 controller support in the updates, and after doing some digging, I can confirm that you can use multiple of either type of controller on one iOS device running the update, with each controlling a different player character. That’s the good news: The bad news is that not many games take advantage of this right now. I wasn’t able to find a game in Apple’s…

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The Apple reviews are in, but tech season is just getting started

This week on The Vergecast, Nilay Patel and Dieter Bohn get into their Apple reviews for the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max, and the Apple Watch Series 5. It’s a review redux, and there’s plenty more to say about the new iPhones, their cameras, and whether the nickname “sweater mode” is going to stick for what Apple calls “Deep Fusion.” We hope it does; “sweater mode” sounds much cozier. Today’s the day when preorders for the new iPhones should start arriving on people’s doorsteps, and the lines at Apple Stores are…

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Apple drops prices of older iPhones, iPhone XR and Watch Series 3. Check latest rates

Ahead of the festive season, Apple has slashed the price of iPhone XR, iPhone XS in India. Cupertino-based smartphone maker unveiled iPhone 11 at a starting price of ₹64,900 on September 10. Following the launch of iPhone 11 series, Apple has dropped the prices of several older iPhone models and Apple watches in the country. Apple’s recent price drop on older iPhone models are in the range of 10-30%. Among the older models, Apple iPhone XR, Apple iPhone XS and Apple iPhone XS Max — that were launched last year — received a…

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Apple iPhone 11 specs leaked: Top-end models likely to sport triple rear camera

Apple has confirmed that the special event to launch this year’s iPhones will be held on September 10. There has been a spate of rumours, leaks and renders of the expected devices. While some can be confirmed with a certain sense of assurance, others may not be as reliable. That there will be three devices can be confirmed. These are likely to be named the iPhone 11, 11Max and 11 R, sticking to the last year’s pattern. One Chinese site has come up with the suggestion that these names will be…

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