Servant is one of the most popular shows on Apple TV+, with its second season now available on Apple’s streaming platform. This week, the company announced that Servant has been nominated for the 2021 TV Choice Awards in the Best Drama Series category.Expand Expanding Close
Filipe Espósito is a Brazilian tech Journalist who started covering Apple news on iHelp BR with some exclusive scoops — including the reveal of the new Apple Watch Series 5 models in titanium and ceramic. He joined 9to5Mac to share even more tech news around the world.
He currently uses an iPhone 12 Pro Max, Apple Watch Series 6, iPad Air (3rd gen), M1 MacBook Air, and AirPods Max.
Apple Watch Series 3 was announced in September 2017 alongside the iPhone 8 and iPhone X, and while it didn’t come with a new design, Series 3 brought important enhancements, like a faster processor and the cellular version. Nearly four years later, Series 3 is still available in stores — but perhaps it’s time for Apple to discontinue it for good.Expand Expanding Close
Microsoft tried to launch its xCloud game streaming service on the App Store for iPhone and iPad users, but Apple rejected the app due to its strict guidelines. Now emails revealed in the Epic vs. Apple trial on Wednesday show that Apple even removed a similar app from the App Store after its existence was mentioned by Microsoft.Expand Expanding Close
Earlier this week, Apple released iOS 14.5.1 and macOS Big Sur 11.3.1 with an important security update that fixed a serious WebKit exploit. Today the company released Safari 14.1 for users running macOS Catalina and macOS Mojave, which also fixes the exploit that had been being used for malicious web content.Expand Expanding Close
Another week, another problem. Following an Apple Music and iTunes outage last week, Apple confirmed on Tuesday that some of its services are now partially offline. This includes Find My, iCloud Mail, iCloud Contacts, and iCloud settings.
Update (9:19 PM ET): Apple says the outage is now fixed across all its services.Expand Expanding Close
Clubhouse quickly became a huge success earlier this year, reaching over 8 million downloads in the iOS App Store in February. However, as the competition grows, things are not going well for the audio-based social network. A new report claims that the app registered around 900,000 downloads in April, dropping from a peak of 9.6 million downloads three months ago.Expand Expanding Close
Earlier this year, I reviewed the Denim app, which is an iPhone app that lets you easily create your own playlist artwork. Denim recently received a major update that not only added new artwork styles, but also integration with the Music app and a new way to preview the artwork with your own playlists.Expand Expanding Close
Apple announced on Monday some changes coming to App Store taxes and prices in Kenya, Nigeria, Peru, and Sweden. While Apple will increase the price of apps and transactions in most of the mentioned countries, one of them will soon have prices decreased.Expand Expanding Close
Following the release of the iOS 14.5.1 update to the public, Apple has just released watchOS 7.4.1 for Apple Watch users. The company doesn’t say exactly what has changed with today’s update beyond mentioning that this version brings security improvements.Expand Expanding Close
Back in March, reliable analyst Ming-Chi Kuo claimed that Apple is working on its first foldable iPhone that is supposed to be introduced in 2023. In a new investor note shared on Monday obtained by 9to5Mac, Kuo reinforces the rumors about a foldable iPhone, now saying that the company expects to ship up to 20 million units of this model in its first year of sales.Expand Expanding Close
A curious report earlier today claimed that Apple is working on a HiFi plan for Apple Music. While the report itself doesn’t come with much evidence, 9to5Mac was able to find code in iOS 14.6 that suggests support for HiFi songs coming to Apple Music in the future.Expand Expanding Close
The long-awaited App Tracking Transparency feature became available to iPhone and iPad users this week with the release of iOS 14.5, and users can now opt out of being tracked by third-party apps. Now, app analysis firm AppFigures has revealed some statistics on the adoption of this feature.Expand Expanding Close
Following the release of the second beta of iOS 14.6 and watchOS 7.5 for developers, Apple also released on Friday the second developer beta of tvOS 14.6 and HomePod Software 14.6. Updates are now being released via OTA to devices with a developer profile installed.Expand Expanding Close
Apple surprisingly released the second beta of watchOS 7.5 to developers on Friday, just a week after releasing the first beta versions of iOS 14.6, watchOS 7.5, and more. The update likely comes with bug fixes and general improvements.
Update: watchOS 7.5 beta 2 is now available to public beta users as well.Expand Expanding Close
With the release of iOS 14.5 and the App Tracking Transparency feature, multiple companies that have ad-based businesses have been getting concerned as Apple’s privacy policies now let users opt-out of being tracked by third-party apps. Last week, Alibaba Group invited some marketing executives to discuss what to do about the changes introduced with iOS 14.5.Expand Expanding Close
2020 was a tough year, but still, companies had the opportunity to grow even more. Twitter today shared its earnings for the first quarter of 2021, and the social network registered a significant increase in the number of active users last year. The main reason might be related to the discussions about the COVID-19 pandemic.Expand Expanding Close
GRID Studio sells multiple framed devices for those who like to use technology as decoration for their home. The list includes iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4S, the second generation iPod touch, and even a BlackBerry Bold 9000. Apple fans will be thrilled to know that the company will now offer a framed Apple Watch for the first time.Expand Expanding Close
Apple finally introduced iOS 14.5 this week, which comes with the long-awaited App Tracking Transparency feature to prevent third-party apps from tracking users across the web. Since the announcement of this feature, Facebook has been complaining about the impact this option will have on its business model, and now a leaked company memo reveals how advertisers will be affected.Expand Expanding Close
During today’s Apple earnings call for fiscal Q2 2021, the company’s CEO revealed that among all iPhone models released in 2020, the iPhone 12 is the most popular. At the same time, Tim Cook reinforced that sales of Pro models are also “very strong.”Expand Expanding Close
It seems that Apple has been experiencing problems with its servers once again this week. As reported by some users on social networks and confirmed by 9to5Mac, both Apple Music and iTunes are partially offline this Wednesday.Expand Expanding Close
Following the depositions of former Apple head of software engineering Scott Forstall in the Epic vs. Apple case, we’ve come to learn some interesting details about the early days of the iPhone and the App Store. Now Forstall has revealed that Apple once considered letting Adobe bring Flash to iOS, but the results were “embarrassing.”Expand Expanding Close
Apple and Epic Games have been fighting in court after the popular game Fortnite was removed from the App Store in August 2020, but there’s still a lot to come. Both companies are expected to face each other in a trial expected to begin on May 3, and Apple continues to strengthen its arguments to defend the App Store business model.Expand Expanding Close
Apple today finally made the new App Tracking Transparency feature available to users, which is part of the newly released iOS 14.5. The new feature lets users opt out of being tracked by third-party apps, but the toggle is grayed out for some users even after installing iOS 14.5 — which has made people confused about how the new feature works.Expand Expanding Close