MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors - All Stories https://www.macrumors.com Apple, iPhone, iPad, Mac News and Rumors Wed, 28 Sep 2022 18:57:54 PDT en hourly 1 https://www.macrumors.com Dark Sky Removed From iOS App Store Ahead of Upcoming Shutdown https://www.macrumors.com/2022/09/28/dark-sky-removed-from-app-store/ https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/dark-sky-removed-from-ios-app-store-ahead-of-upcoming-shutdown.2362816/ Wed, 28 Sep 2022 16:27:30 PDT https://www.macrumors.com/2022/09/28/dark-sky-removed-from-app-store/ Juli Clover Apple Rumors Mac iOS iPhone iPad no longer available for download in the U.S. App Store, suggesting that it has been removed ahead of schedule.


Apple acquired Dark Sky back in March 2020 and has since incorporated elements of the app into the Weather app available on the iPhone (and soon, the iPad).

Dark Sky remained available for purchase as a standalone weather app after the acquisition, but the app's developers earlier this year said that the Dark Sky iOS app would no longer be available after December 31, 2022.

The Dark Sky blog suggested that when the app became unavailable at the end of 2022, already purchased versions would cease providing weather data, but as of now the app still works. It is not entirely clear if the removal of Dark Sky is actually some kind of glitch or if Apple has simply pulled it early.

While the Dark Sky app is officially shutting down at the end of December, the Dark Sky API and website will function until March 21, 2023. Developers who use the Dark Sky API can transition over to Apple's WeatherKit API.
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Apple to Announce Q4 2022 Earnings on October 27 https://www.macrumors.com/2022/09/28/apple-q4-2022-earnings-october-27/ https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/apple-to-announce-q4-2022-earnings-on-october-27.2362800/ Wed, 28 Sep 2022 14:16:43 PDT https://www.macrumors.com/2022/09/28/apple-q4-2022-earnings-october-27/ Juli Clover Earnings investor relations page to announce that it will share earnings results for the fourth fiscal quarter (third calendar quarter) of 2022 on Thursday, October 27.


The fourth quarter earnings call will provide insight into sales of the new iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Pro, and ‌iPhone 14 Pro‌ Max models, as well as the new Apple Watches. Apple's iPhones went on sale a week earlier this year and will have a more significant impact on the company's fourth quarter earnings results than the iPhone 13 in Q4 2021.

Apple declined to issue guidance for the fourth quarter of 2022, as it has done for the last two years. In the year-ago quarter, Apple posted revenue of $83.4 billion and net quarterly profit of $20.6 billion.

The quarterly earnings statement will be released at 1:30 PM Pacific/4:30 PM Eastern, with a conference call to discuss the report taking place at 2:00 PM Pacific/5:00 PM Eastern. MacRumors will provide coverage of both the earnings release and conference call on October 27.
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Kuo: iPhone 14 Pro Max Popularity Could Lead to More Differentiation Between iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max https://www.macrumors.com/2022/09/28/kuo-iphone-15-pro-pro-max-differentiation/ https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/kuo-iphone-14-pro-max-popularity-could-lead-to-more-differentiation-between-iphone-15-pro-and-iphone-15-pro-max.2362779/ Wed, 28 Sep 2022 10:22:42 PDT https://www.macrumors.com/2022/09/28/kuo-iphone-15-pro-pro-max-differentiation/ Juli Clover iPhone 15 Ming-Chi Kuo iPhone 14 Pro Max, which could lead the company to further differentiate the next-generation iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max, according to Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. Apple could add exclusive features to the ‌iPhone 15‌ Pro Max in an effort to encourage more people to purchase the larger and more expensive device.


Kuo last week said that Apple asked manufacturing partners to ramp up production of the ‌iPhone 14 Pro‌ models due to strong demand, and today, he noted that the ‌iPhone 14 Pro‌ Max accounts for approximately 60 percent of the total order increase of the Pro models.


With the demand for the ‌iPhone 14 Pro‌ models, Apple has asked its suppliers to shift from iPhone 14 production to ‌iPhone 14 Pro‌ production. Apple's ‌iPhone 14‌ and ‌iPhone 14‌ Plus are reportedly seeing demand that is "obviously lackluster," according to Kuo.

The suggestion that Apple might aim to further differentiate the 6.1 and 6.7-inch ‌iPhone 15‌ models is somewhat in line with a recent rumor that we heard from Bloomberg's Mark Gurman, suggesting that instead of an "‌iPhone 15‌ Pro Max," we'll get an "‌iPhone 15‌ Ultra."

Gurman says that Apple could replace Pro Max branding with Ultra branding, and while he didn't mention additional features for the "Ultra" model, a name difference between the "Pro" and the "Ultra" could perhaps indicate that the larger ‌iPhone 15‌ would get features not available in the smaller Pro model.

As of right now, rumors indicate that the ‌iPhone 15‌ could see a design update with a swap to USB-C instead of Lightning and new periscope telephoto lens technology. Everything that we know about the ‌iPhone 15‌ so far can be found in our iPhone 15 roundup.
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Apple Seeds Seventh Public Beta of macOS 13 Ventura https://www.macrumors.com/2022/09/28/apple-seeds-macos-ventura-public-beta-7/ https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/apple-seeds-seventh-public-beta-of-macos-13-ventura.2362775/ Wed, 28 Sep 2022 10:10:07 PDT https://www.macrumors.com/2022/09/28/apple-seeds-macos-ventura-public-beta-7/ Juli Clover Featured macOS Ventura macOS Ventura to its public beta testing group, allowing non-developers to test the new ‌macOS Ventura‌ operating system ahead of its release. The seventh beta comes following the sixth public beta and it corresponds with ninth developer beta released earlier this week.


Public beta testers can download the macOS 13 Ventura update from the Software Update section of the System Preferences app after installing the proper profile from Apple's beta software website.

‌macOS Ventura‌ introduces Stage Manager, a new multi-tasking option for focusing on a task while having other apps waiting in the wings. Stage Manager puts your main app front and center, tucking your other apps to the side for quick access.

Continuity Camera allows you to use your iPhone as a webcam for your Mac, offering much better camera quality than the built-in Mac camera. Apple is building special stands to hold the ‌iPhone‌ with a Mac, and there are neat features like Desk View, which uses the Ultra Wide lens.

Handoff now works with FaceTime so you can answer calls on the Mac and then transfer them over to another device, and Messages is gaining undo, edit, and mark as unread features. SharePlay now works in Messages in addition to ‌FaceTime‌, and the Mail app has been overhauled. Search is more relevant, emails can be scheduled, and there's even an option to undo an email for up to 10 seconds after it's sent.

Apple brought the Weather and Clock apps to the Mac, redesigned System Preferences and renamed it System Settings, and added support for Shared Tab Groups. Passwords are being replaced with more secure Passkeys in iOS 16 and ‌macOS Ventura‌, and there are updates to Spotlight, Visual Lookup, Live Text, and more.

There are a ton of other features in ‌macOS Ventura‌, and we have a full rundown available in our dedicated macOS Ventura roundup.
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Apple Seeds New Public Betas of iOS 16.1 and iPadOS 16.1 With Stage Manager for Older iPad Pro Models https://www.macrumors.com/2022/09/28/apple-ios-16-1-ipados-16-1-new-public-betas/ https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/apple-seeds-new-public-betas-of-ios-16-1-and-ipados-16-1-with-stage-manager-for-older-ipad-pro-models.2362771/ Wed, 28 Sep 2022 10:04:34 PDT https://www.macrumors.com/2022/09/28/apple-ios-16-1-ipados-16-1-new-public-betas/ Juli Clover Featured iOS 16 seeded the second public beta. Apple has also seeded a new public beta of iPadOS 16.1.


Public beta testers who have signed up for Apple's free beta testing program can download the ‌iOS 16.1 or iPadOS 16.1‌ betas over the air after installing the proper certificate from the Public Beta website.

With the latest iPadOS 16.1 beta, Apple has expanded Stage Manager to the 2018 and 2020 iPad Pro models, no longer limiting it to the M1 ‌iPad Pro‌ and the ‌M1‌ iPad Air. Stage Manager is a new way of multitasking on the iPad, allowing for four apps to be open at once with resizable windows. With the expansion of Stage Manager, Apple removed the feature that allows it to work with external displays. The functionality will return in a later beta and this option will remain limited to the ‌M1‌ iPads.

Apple says that iOS 16.1 will introduce Live Activities, an interactive notification feature designed to let you keep an eye on things happening in real time. Live Activities will be available on the Lock Screen and Dynamic Island, but you won't see them in the beta because developers are still working on implementing support.

The update includes a Clean Energy Charging feature in the United States that causes the iPhone to selectively charge at times when lower carbon emission electricity is available, plus it lays the groundwork for Matter, a smart home standard that Apple plans to begin supporting this fall.

The second developer beta of iOS 16.1 tweaked the design of the battery status bar icon, adding a visual indication of charge level. It also changed the battery font, updated the Lock Screen charging indicator, and fixed a copy and paste bug.

Other new features in iOS 16.1 include a deletable Wallet app, changes to the Lock Screen customizing interface, and more, with details available in our iOS 16.1 feature guide.
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iOS 16 Feature for Bypassing CAPTCHAs Will Soon Work With Many More Websites https://www.macrumors.com/2022/09/28/ios-16-bypass-captcha-expansion/ https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/ios-16-feature-for-bypassing-captchas-will-soon-work-with-many-more-websites.2362764/ Wed, 28 Sep 2022 09:36:58 PDT https://www.macrumors.com/2022/09/28/ios-16-bypass-captcha-expansion/ Joe Rossignol iOS 16 can bypass CAPTCHA prompts by automatically and privately verifying a user's device and Apple ID account via iCloud. The feature is designed to eliminate the need to tap on images of traffic lights or decipher squiggly text to prove that you are a real human being and not a robot.


Automatic Verification is limited to websites and apps that support Private Access Tokens, but adoption of the feature should get a big boost thanks to Cloudflare, which today announced that it is making a free API called Turnstile available to any website looking to eliminate CAPTCHAs — even if the website is not a Cloudflare customer.

Cloudflare explained how the technology works in a blog post:
Private Access Tokens are built directly into Turnstile. While Turnstile has to look at some session data (like headers, user agent, and browser characteristics) to validate users without challenging them, Private Access Tokens allow us to minimize data collection by asking Apple to validate the device for us. In addition, Turnstile never looks for cookies (like a login cookie), or uses cookies to collect or store information of any kind. Cloudflare has a long track record of investing in user privacy, which we will continue with Turnstile.
Turnstile is available in beta starting today via the Cloudflare dashboard or a sign-up form. As websites begin to adopt Turnstile, the prevalence of annoying CAPTCHAs across websites and apps will decrease over time.

Automatic Verification is enabled by default on iPhones running iOS 16 and can be found in the Settings app under Apple ID → Password & Security → Automatic Verification. The feature is also supported on iPadOS 16.1 and macOS Ventura, which both remain in beta testing and will be released in October, according to Apple.

(Thanks, Scott Buscemi!)
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Square Officially Launches Support for Tap to Pay on iPhone https://www.macrumors.com/2022/09/28/square-launches-support-for-tap-to-pay-on-iphone/ https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/square-officially-launches-support-for-tap-to-pay-on-iphone.2362744/ Wed, 28 Sep 2022 08:05:13 PDT https://www.macrumors.com/2022/09/28/square-launches-support-for-tap-to-pay-on-iphone/ Hartley Charlton Square Tap to Pay on iPhone publicly launched support for Tap to Pay on iPhone to sellers across the U.S., enabling small merchants and independent retailers to use their ‌iPhone‌ as a payment terminal.


Tap to Pay on ‌iPhone‌ allows sellers to accept contactless payments directly using an ‌iPhone‌, with no additional hardware or dongles required. The public launch follows Square's Early Access Program for Tap to Pay on iPhone that began in June.

The feature is available in the Square Point of Sale app for iOS on the ‌iPhone‌ XS or newer. Sellers simply need to open the app, ring up the sale, and present their ‌iPhone‌ to the buyer, who can then tap a contactless payment method such as Apple Pay on the top of the ‌iPhone‌. Square shared several case studies highlighting how sellers are taking advantage of Tap to Pay on ‌iPhone‌.

Apple announced Tap to Pay on ‌iPhone‌ back in February. Beyond Square, Apple is working with several partners on Tap to Pay on ‌iPhone‌, including Stripe, GoDaddy, and Chase. Apple began testing the feature at the Apple Park Visitor Center in May and has since rolled it out to Apple retail stores.
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iOS 16.1 Beta 3 Lets You Preload In-App Content After Installing Apps So They're Ready to Go https://www.macrumors.com/2022/09/28/ios16-1-beta-3-app-store-setting/ https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/ios-16-1-beta-3-lets-you-preload-in-app-content-after-installing-apps-so-theyre-ready-to-go.2362735/ Wed, 28 Sep 2022 07:31:51 PDT https://www.macrumors.com/2022/09/28/ios16-1-beta-3-app-store-setting/ Sami Fathi iOS 16 App Store's settings that allows apps to automatically begin downloading their in-app content after they're downloaded and before a user launches them for the first time.


"Automatically run apps in the background to download content before you first launch them," the description of the toggle says. With the new option enabled, after a user installs an app from the ‌App Store‌, it'll automatically begin running in the background to download their in-app content so that when the user opens the app for the first time, it's ready to go.

The new toggle was added in iOS 16.1 beta 3 and macOS Ventura beta 9. Also, in the latest ‌macOS Ventura‌ beta, Apple has a new dynamic version of its Ventura marketing wallpaper.
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AirPods Pro 2 Teardown Provides Inside Look at Earbuds and Charging Case https://www.macrumors.com/2022/09/28/airpods-pro-2-teardown/ https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/airpods-pro-2-teardown-provides-inside-look-at-earbuds-and-charging-case.2362732/ Wed, 28 Sep 2022 07:20:06 PDT https://www.macrumors.com/2022/09/28/airpods-pro-2-teardown/ Joe Rossignol AirPods Pro iFixit Teardown shared a video teardown of Apple's second-generation AirPods Pro, providing a closer look at the internals of the new earbuds and charging case. The teardown confirms that AirPods Pro remain largely unrepairable.


Opening up the AirPods Pro and the charging case continues to result in unfixable damage, preventing battery replacements and other repairs.

"AirPods are the most popular earbuds in the world — they are also among the most unfixable," says iFixit, in the video's description. "With the AirPods Pro 2, the flagship line gets a boost, in all arenas, apparently, except the environment."

As previously reported, the video shows that the metal insert on the charging case for attaching a lanyard is welded to the Lightning connector inside the case, but iFixit did not explain why. CT scanning company Lumafield speculated that the lanyard insert might double as an antenna for the U1 chip, which enables Find My support.

All in all, there are not too many surprises with the internals of the new AirPods Pro and case, which both remain environmentally unfriendly. The new AirPods Pro launched last Friday and are priced at $249 in the United States.
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Apple Looking to Make Its AR/VR Headsets More Immersive With Sharper Displays https://www.macrumors.com/2022/09/28/apple-ar-vr-headsets-more-immersive/ https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/apple-looking-to-make-its-ar-vr-headsets-more-immersive-with-sharper-displays.2362728/ Wed, 28 Sep 2022 06:59:13 PDT https://www.macrumors.com/2022/09/28/apple-ar-vr-headsets-more-immersive/ Sami Fathi AR/VR The Elec The Elec.

Concept render based on purported leaked information by Ian Zelbo

According to the report, Apple is asking Samsung Display and LG Display to produce displays with 3500ppi (pixels-per-inch), an increase from the previous ask of 2800ppi, for the displays built into the headsets. Displays from LG Display and Samsung Display aren't expected to be used in Apple's first generation AR/VR product that's rumored to be announced in January 2023, but will be used in future models already under development.

The displays that will be used in Apple's headsets are rumored to be OLEDoS, a type of display technology that uses silicon instead of glass and is designed specifically for AR/VR products.

The report claims that the increase in display sharpness is part of Apple's efforts to "increase the immersion consumers feel" when using its headsets. Apple's first AR/VR headset, rumored to be called "Reality Pro," is expected to be a high-end product that serves as an entry for Apple into the competitive AR/VR space with a price tag north of $2,000.
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Deals: Get Up to $149 Off Apple's 24-Inch iMac Thanks to Record Low Prices on Amazon https://www.macrumors.com/2022/09/28/deals-24-inch-imac-low-prices-on-amazon/ https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/deals-get-up-to-149-off-apples-24-inch-imac-thanks-to-record-low-prices-on-amazon.2362727/ Wed, 28 Sep 2022 06:53:04 PDT https://www.macrumors.com/2022/09/28/deals-24-inch-imac-low-prices-on-amazon/ Mitchel Broussard Deals
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The focus of the discounts this time around is on the 8-core GPU/256GB SSD 24-inch iMac, available for $1,349.99 in four colors, down from $1,499.00. You'll need to add the iMac to your cart and head to checkout to see the deal price.

Note: You won't see the deal price until checkout.



If you're looking for an entry-level model on sale, Amazon is offering the 7-core GPU/256GB 24-inch iMac for $1,199.00, down from $1,299.00. This one is only available in Blue and stock is dwindling fast on the model.



Keep up with all of this week's best discounts on Apple products and related accessories in our dedicated Apple Deals roundup.
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Apple Reportedly Refuses to Accept TSMC Chip Price Hike https://www.macrumors.com/2022/09/28/apple-refuses-to-accept-chip-price-hike/ https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/apple-reportedly-refuses-to-accept-tsmc-chip-price-hike.2362718/ Wed, 28 Sep 2022 06:29:12 PDT https://www.macrumors.com/2022/09/28/apple-refuses-to-accept-chip-price-hike/ Hartley Charlton TSMC udn.com Economic Daily News Economic Daily News.


The report claims that Apple, the largest customer of TSMC, has rejected the supplier's plans to increase chip prices next year. TSMC has been planning to increase its prices by six to nine percent, depending on the fabrication process.

TSMC's chips were already around 20 percent more expensive compared to those from its direct rivals, but smaller foundries have ramped up their own prices in recent years due to higher material and logistics costs, and TSMC has committed to $100 billion in new investment over the next three years, motivating the company to increase its prices to maintain its premium and pass added costs on to clients.

TSMC was also reportedly keen to stop its clients from canceling orders and ordering more chips than needed in the hope of securing production line space and additional support from contract chipmakers, which has made it difficult for the company to understand real demand.

Following negotiations, Apple has apparently refused to accept further price increases. TSMC makes all of Apple's custom silicon chips, but Apple is estimated to make up more than one quarter of TSMC's entire revenue, meaning that the companies are fairly reliant upon each other. An improvement in the semiconductor industry's supply outlook despite inflation is believed to have hardened Apple's refusal to acquiesce to price hikes.

Like many of Apple's suppliers, TSMC has been wrestling with supply chain issues since 2020. Last year, it was speculated that Apple may have to raise device prices to account for substantial chip price rises.
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Apple Removes Russian VK Apps From App Store in Response to UK Sanctions https://www.macrumors.com/2022/09/28/apple-removes-vk-app-store-russian-sanctions/ https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/apple-removes-russian-vk-apps-from-app-store-in-response-to-uk-sanctions.2362698/ Wed, 28 Sep 2022 04:38:03 PDT https://www.macrumors.com/2022/09/28/apple-removes-vk-app-store-russian-sanctions/ Tim Hardwick App Store Russia App Store all iOS apps belonging to Russian technology conglomerate VK, a move Apple says is in response to the latest round of UK sanctions on Russian oligarchs.

"These apps are being distributed by developers majority-owned or majority-controlled by one or more parties sanctioned by the UK government," said Apple spokesperson Adam Dema in a statement given to The Verge. "In order to comply with these sanctions, Apple terminated the developer accounts associated with these apps, and the apps cannot be downloaded from any App Store, regardless of location. Users who have already downloaded these apps may continue to use them."
The UK government on Monday enacted a new package of sanctions affecting tens of executives at Gazprombank, a Russian bank with links to VK. The sanctions were in response to sham referenda recently staged by Russian authorities in occupied areas of Ukraine.

The Russian Ministry of Digital Affairs told state media outlet RT that it was looking into "the reasons for deleting VK applications and developer accounts, underlining the social significance and scale of use of the services provided by the Russian company." Meanwhile, VK told Russian news outlet Interfax that the apps may continue to work but that there could be issues with notifications and payments.

VK, or VKontakte, is a social media app created in 2006 by Pavel Durov, who also founded and still runs Telegram. Durov was dismissed as CEO of VK in April 2014 after he allegedly refused to hand over the personal details of users to the Russian Federal Security Service.

Apple's removal of the apps from its ‌App Store‌ means users no longer have access to the app for social media network VK, the fourth most popular website in Russia, as well as Mail.ru and VK Music. The apps were included in a list that Apple was legally obliged to show to new iPhone owners in Russia for download during initial setup, until Apple stopped selling its products in the country.
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Apple Explains Why Duplicates Album in Photos Not Showing for Some Users https://www.macrumors.com/2022/09/28/apple-explains-why-photos-duplicates-no-show/ https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/apple-explains-why-duplicates-album-in-photos-not-showing-for-some-users.2362626/ Wed, 28 Sep 2022 02:02:23 PDT https://www.macrumors.com/2022/09/28/apple-explains-why-photos-duplicates-no-show/ Tim Hardwick iOS 16 Photos

New to iOS 16, the Photos app will automatically detect any duplicate photos and videos in users' libraries and collate them together in a Duplicates album for inspection, giving users the option to merge duplicate sets and delete redundant media.

However, many users have been in touch to say the Duplicates album has not been showing up for them after updating their iPhone software, leading them to wonder if they are doing something wrong.

In a new support document, Apple has clarified that for the Duplicates album to appear, your iPhone has to first index the photo library and find duplicates, but that this detection process requires your iPhone to be locked and connected to power.

"Depending on what tasks are running in the background and the size of your photo library, the process could happen quickly or take up to a few days to complete," adds Apple.

Bear in mind that if you don't have any duplicates in your library, then the Duplicates album won't show up under the "Utilities" section of the Photos app until such a time when you do.
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Offensive Apple News Notifications Sent to Fast Company Followers After Website Hacked https://www.macrumors.com/2022/09/28/apple-news-offensive-alerts-fast-company-hack/ Wed, 28 Sep 2022 01:28:28 PDT https://www.macrumors.com/2022/09/28/apple-news-offensive-alerts-fast-company-hack/ Tim Hardwick Apple News Fast Company's Apple News account overnight after hackers gained control of it and sent two offensive push notifications to the channel's followers.


Tweeting from its Apple News Twitter account, Apple said it had disabled Fast Company's channel following the "incredible offensive alert" that its subscribers had received on their Apple devices.
An incredibly offensive alert was sent by Fast Company, which has been hacked. Apple News has disabled their channel.

Fast Company soon confirmed the hack, saying in a tweet that it had taken down its website following the breach until it is able to secure its systems:
"Fast Company's Apple News account was hacked on Tuesday evening. Two obscene and racist push notifications were sent about a minute apart. The messages are vile and are not in line with the content of Fast Company. We are investigating the situation and have suspended the feed and shut down FastCompany.com until we are certain the situation has been resolved."

Before it disappeared, Fast Company's website included a message from the hackers "postpixel" in which they described how they had been able to execute the attack by infiltrating Fast Company's WordPress back-end, and ridiculed the publication's efforts to secure its publishing tools and administrator portal.

The hackers also claimed to have accessed thousands of employee records, which they intended to share on a forum for trading information stolen in security breaches.

In summary, it appears the hackers gained login credentials that allowed them to access Fast Company's Apple News content management system to send out the push notifications, which apparently have no moderation filter. We'll update this article if we learn more.
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Logitech Launches New 'Designed for Mac' Mice and Keyboards https://www.macrumors.com/2022/09/28/logitech-launches-new-mac-mice-keyboards/ https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/logitech-launches-new-designed-for-mac-mice-and-keyboards.2362551/ Wed, 28 Sep 2022 00:01:00 PDT https://www.macrumors.com/2022/09/28/logitech-launches-new-mac-mice-keyboards/ Juli Clover Logitech Logitech today announced the launch of several new mice and keyboards that have been developed for use with Apple's Macs, including Logitech's first mechanical keyboard that has been optimized for the Mac.


The MX Mechanical Mini for Mac Keyboard has a keyboard layout designed for Macs, with tools to customize shortcuts with Logi Options+. The keyboard uses Tactile Quiet low-profile switches for a quiet typing experience, and the keys are backlit. It comes in Space Gray or Pale Gray, and it can connect to three Apple devices with the Easy Switch feature.

Logitech is also making the K380 Multi-Device Keyboard for Mac available in a new blueberry color that joins existing colors like white, black, and rose. The K380 is designed to be space-saving for use wherever you are, and it is able to work with Macs, iPads, and iPhones.


As for mice, Logitech is debuting the MX Master 3S for Mac and the Lift for Mac. The MX Master 3S has a MagSpeed Electromagnetic wheel that can scroll through 1,000 lines per second, and it has an adjustable DPI that can be set between 1,000 and 8,000 for precise work on high-resolution displays. Available in Space Gray or Pale Gray, the mouse uses Quiet Clicks, and like all of Logitech's new products, it is able to connect to three devices at once.


The Lift for Mac Mouse is an ergonomic mouse that is meant to place the hand in a natural handshake position at a 57 degree angle. Logitech says that this design puts less pressure on the wrist during the day, and keeps the arm and upper body in a more natural position. The mouse is ideal for people with small to medium-sized hands.


Logitech's new products are available from the Logitech website. The MX Mechanical Mini for Mac is priced at $150, the K380 in Blueberry is priced at $40, the MX Master 3S for Mac is priced at $100, and the Lift for Mac is priced at $70.
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Apple Nixes Plan to Boost iPhone 14 Series Production Due to Lower Demand https://www.macrumors.com/2022/09/28/apple-reverses-iphone-14-plan-boost-production/ https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/apple-nixes-plan-to-boost-iphone-14-series-production-due-to-lower-demand.2362549/ Tue, 27 Sep 2022 23:56:21 PDT https://www.macrumors.com/2022/09/28/apple-reverses-iphone-14-plan-boost-production/ Tim Hardwick iPhone 14 iPhone 14 Pro bloomberg.com iPhone 14 series after an anticipated surge in demand failed to materialize, Bloomberg reports, citing sources familiar with the matter.


Apple has reportedly told suppliers to rein in efforts to increase ‌iPhone 14‌ assembly by as much as 6 million units in the second half of the year. Apple had upgraded sales projections in the weeks leading up to the launch of ‌iPhone 14‌, but it appears that the actual demand was not as high as expected.

As a result, Apple will aim to produce 90 million handsets for the period, which is around the same amount it produced in 2021 and in line with Apple's original forecast this summer.

As we've been hearing in the last couple of weeks, demand for iPhone 14 Pro models is stronger than the lower-priced iPhone 14, and Apple has reportedly told one supplier to shift its production capacity from the entry-level iPhones to premium models.

China's economic slump is also impacting Apple's sales, with purchases of ‌iPhone 14‌ models in the first three days of availability said to have been down 11 percent on last year's iPhone 13 series.

More widely, surging inflation, recession fears, and the war in Ukraine are all impacting global demand for consumer electronics, with the smartphone market expected to shrink by 6.5 percent this year to 1.27 billion units, according to figures quoted by Bloomberg from market tracker IDC.
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Apple Laying Groundwork for Apple Music Classical Feature Launching in 2022 https://www.macrumors.com/2022/09/27/apple-music-classical-groundwork/ https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/apple-laying-groundwork-for-apple-music-classical-feature-launching-in-2022.2362506/ Tue, 27 Sep 2022 17:41:46 PDT https://www.macrumors.com/2022/09/27/apple-music-classical-groundwork/ Juli Clover Classical Music Apple Music Classical, a standalone classical music app that will be available alongside the ‌Apple Music‌ app.


Mentions of Apple Classical have appeared in backend code used by Apple, suggesting that we could perhaps be seeing ‌Apple Music‌ Classical debut in the near future.


‌Apple Music‌ Classical will be built around Primephonic, a classical music service that Apple purchased more than a year ago. When Apple acquired Primephonic, the company promised an improved classical music experience for ‌Apple Music‌ subscribers.

Apple said there would be a "dedicated classical music app" coming in 2022, with the app combining Primephonic's classical user interface with "more added features." With roughly 90 days to go until the end of the year, there isn't a lot of time left for Apple to make the promised 2022 timeline.

There are no new signs of ‌Apple Music‌ Classical that have been added in the iOS 16.1 beta as of yet, so Apple could be saving it for a future iOS 16 release that's planned before the end of the year.
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Testing Stage Manager on a 2018 iPad Pro With the New iPadOS 16.1 Beta https://www.macrumors.com/2022/09/27/2018-ipad-pro-stage-manager-hands-on/ https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/testing-stage-manager-on-a-2018-ipad-pro-with-the-new-ipados-16-1-beta.2362488/ Tue, 27 Sep 2022 14:51:14 PDT https://www.macrumors.com/2022/09/27/2018-ipad-pro-stage-manager-hands-on/ Juli Clover Featured iOS 16 iPad Pro models. We thought we'd test it out on an older ‌iPad Pro‌ to see how it works, because Apple spent several months telling us that it didn't offer a satisfactory experience on non M1 iPads.


Stage Manager is the biggest feature of iPadOS 16, and prior to today, it was limited to the ‌M1‌ ‌iPad Pro‌ and the ‌M1‌ iPad Air, Apple's newest iPads from 2021. Older ‌iPad Pro‌ models from 2018 and 2020 were not able to use Stage Manager, leading to complaints from iPad owners.

Apple initially said that Stage Manager was only able to offer the ideal experience on the ‌M1‌ iPads, but in a statement today, the company said that it was able to figure out a way to bring Stage Manager to ‌iPad Pro‌ models using the A12Z and A12X chips. These iPads can use Stage Manager on device, but will not have access to the external display integration with multi-display support.

In fact, Apple has removed external display support from the iPadOS 16.1 beta entirely, and when it is returned later this year, it will continue to be limited to ‌M1‌ ‌iPad‌ models. So the 2018 and 2020 ‌iPad Pro‌ models can use Stage Manager, but not in its full implementation with an external display.

Stage Manager on device is limited to four apps in use at one time, while with an external display, up to eight apps can be open. In our side-by-side testing, Stage Manager worked well on the 2018 ‌iPad Pro‌, though it was not as quick as the ‌M1‌ ‌iPad Pro‌.

The launch of ‌iPadOS 16‌ was delayed to give Apple time to work on Stage Manager, because it was buggy and there were complaints about its functionality. Apple has been improving it beta by beta, and it is a much smoother experience than it was a few weeks ago.

Have you tried Stage Manager on a 2018 or 2020 ‌iPad Pro‌? Let us know what you think in the comments.
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iPhone 14 Pro Max Earns Best Smartphone Display Award, Replacing iPhone 13 Pro Max https://www.macrumors.com/2022/09/27/iphone-14-pro-max-best-smartphone-display/ https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/iphone-14-pro-max-earns-best-smartphone-display-award-replacing-iphone-13-pro-max.2362486/ Tue, 27 Sep 2022 14:16:36 PDT https://www.macrumors.com/2022/09/27/iphone-14-pro-max-best-smartphone-display/ Juli Clover iPhone 14 Pro iPhone 14 Pro Max offers the best smartphone display on the market, according to DisplayMate's annual Display Technology Shoot-Out. Earning the "DisplayMate Best Smartphone Display Award" with an A+ Display Performance grade, the ‌iPhone 14 Pro‌ Max replaces last year's winner, the iPhone 13 Pro Max.


While the ‌iPhone 14 Pro‌ Max has essentially the same resolution as the ‌iPhone 13 Pro‌ Max, Apple has added a number of notable improvements. The LTPO OLED display ranges from 1Hz to 120Hz instead of 10Hz to 120Hz, enabling a low-power always-on display option, plus there's more available display area with the Dynamic Island.

DisplayMate found that the ‌iPhone 14 Pro‌ Max is able to hit a peak brightness of 2,300 nits, more than double the ‌iPhone 13 Pro‌ Max. Apple advertises 2,000 nits peak brightness, so the testing exceeded even Apple's guidelines. HDR brightness maxed out at 1,590 nits, according to DisplayMate, a 33 percent improvement over the ‌iPhone 13 Pro‌ Max.

The ‌iPhone 14 Pro‌ Max received the following awards for smartphone display performance:

  • Highest color accuracy of white

  • Highest absolute color accuracy

  • Smallest shift in color accuracy with APL

  • Smallest maximum color shift with APL

  • Highest image contrast accuracy and intensity scale accuracy

  • Smallest shift in image contrast and intensity scale with APL

  • Smallest change in peak luminance with APL

  • Highest full screen brightness for OLED smartphones

  • Highest peak display brightness

  • Highest contrast ratio

  • Lowest screen reflectance

  • Highest contrast rating in ambient light

  • Smallest brightness variation with viewing angle

  • Smallest color variation of white with viewing angle

  • Highest visible screen resolution


The ‌iPhone 14 Pro‌ Max won 15 awards in total, up from the 13 earned by the ‌iPhone 13 Pro‌ Max. DisplayMate says that Apple has concentrated on improving the absolute picture quality and absolute color accuracy of OLED with precision factory display calibration, which the site says is "visually indistinguishable from perfect."

Apple's latest flagship iPhone offers "uniformly consistent top tier display performance" across a suite of display tests, earning it very good to excellent ratings.
Based on our extensive Lab Tests and Measurements the iPhone 14 Pro Max has a Very Impressive Excellent Top Tier World Class Smartphone Display with close to Text Book Perfect Calibration Accuracy and Performance that is Visually Indistinguishable From Perfect. Based on our objective Lab Tests and Measurements the iPhone 14 Pro Max receives a DisplayMate Best Smartphone Display Award earning DisplayMate's highest ever Display Performance Grade of A+ and setting or matching 15 Smartphone Display Performance Records including 7 that are Visually Indistinguishable From Perfect that are listed above.
The full Shoot-Out from DisplayMate goes into much more depth on the high scores earned by the ‌iPhone 14 Pro‌ Max and what exactly makes it the best smartphone display.
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