Hands-On With the New Sixth-Generation iPad

Apple’s March event, held last week, focused on a new sixth-generation iPad aimed at the educational market. The device, which went on sale following the event and became available in retail stores on Friday, is an upgraded version of the fifth-generation iPad with one important new feature – support for the Apple Pencil. We picked …

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Quick Takes: WebKit Team Teases 'Cool New Apple Products' as Rumors Persist About Red iPhones

In addition to our standalone articles covering the latest news and rumors at MacRumors, this Quick Takes column provides a bite-sized recap of other headlines about Apple and its competitors on weekdays. Monday, April 2WebKit’s verified Twitter account teases “cool new Apple products” in the pipeline: WebKit is the open source web browser engine used …

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DirecTV Now Extends Apple TV 4K Deal with 3-Months Prepaid Service Through April

Over the past few months, DirecTV Now have been offering a great deal for anyone interested in the Apple TV 4K. The offer stipulates that when new subscribers prepay for three months of DirecTV Now at $105, they can get a 32GB Apple TV 4K at no additional cost. It was believed that the company …

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Apple Plans to Ditch Intel and Use Custom Mac Chips Starting in 2020

Apple is planning to transition from Intel chips to its own custom made Mac chips as early as 2020, reports Bloomberg. Apple’s initiative, reportedly code named “Kalamata,” is part of an effort to make Macs, iPhones, and iPads work “more similarly and seamlessly together” according to unspecified sources that spoke to Bloomberg. Apple already designs …

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Apple Seeds First Beta of watchOS 4.3.1 to Developers

Apple today seeded the first beta of an upcoming watchOS 4.3.1 update to developers, a little under one week after releasing watchOS 4.3, a major update that introduced portrait Nightstand mode and iPhone music controls on Apple Watch. Once the proper configuration profile has been installed from the Apple Developer Center, the new watchOS beta …

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Apple Seeds First Beta of iOS 11.4 to Developers [Updated]

Apple today seeded the first beta of an upcoming iOS 11.4 update to developers, a little under a week after releasing iOS 11.3, an update that introduced a wide range of new features like Battery Health for monitoring the status of your iPhone’s battery, Business Chat in Messages, ARKit 1.5 with augmented reality improvements, new …

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Zendesk Announces Support for Business Chat in Messages

Zendesk is partnering with Apple to introduce support for the Business Chat beta feature that’s available in the Messages app on iOS devices running the new iOS 11.3 update. With Business Chat integration, retailers who use Zendesk tools for customer support will be able to interact with customers using the Messages app, providing more prompt …

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Deals: MacRumors Exclusive Twelve South Sale Ending, Anker Discounts on Amazon, and More

A few weeks ago MacRumors announced a partnership with accessory maker Twelve South, offering spring break travelers the chance to get five vacation-friendly items discounted by 15 percent. That sale will end tomorrow, March 30, so be sure to head over to TwelveSouth.com and use the promo code MacRumorsSpringBreak on any of the items listed …

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Apple to Launch Revamped Apple ID Website That Lets Users Download All Their Data

Apple will soon introduce an updated website for managing Apple IDs, which will allow Apple users to download a copy of all of their data stored by the company, reports Bloomberg. Customers will be able to download data like their Contacts, photos, music preferences, Calendar information, and more. The site will essentially let users download …

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Apple Releases New 11.3 Software for the HomePod

Alongside iOS 11.3, watchOS 4.3, and tvOS 11.3, Apple today released a new 11.3 software update designed for the HomePod. This marks the first software update that’s been released for the HomePod since it became available for purchase in February. The new HomePod software will be installed automatically on the HomePod after you update to …

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Apple Releases watchOS 4.3 With Portrait Nightstand Mode and iPhone Music Controls

Apple today released watchOS 4.3, the third major update to the watchOS 4 operating system that runs on the Apple Watch. watchOS 4.3 comes more than three months after the release of watchOS 4.2, the last major update that brought Apple Pay Cash. watchOS 4.3 can be downloaded through the dedicated Apple Watch app on …

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Apple Releases tvOS 11.3 for 4th and 5th Generation Apple TV Models

Apple today released tvOS 11.3, the second major update to the tvOS operating system designed for the fourth and fifth-generation Apple TV models. tvOS 11.3 comes more than three months after the release of tvOS 11.2, and a month after the release of a minor tvOS 11.2.6 update. tvOS 11.3 can be downloaded over the …

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