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Saturday, June 12, 2021

VideoWWDC 2021, Intel hints, and Apple Car — This Week in Apple

WWDC 2021, Intel hints, and Apple Car — This Week in Apple

This week, all eyes were on WWDC as Apple revealed its updates to iOS, iPadOS, and other operating systems, while regulators provided details of unreleased products including the "iPhone 13" and "Beats Studio."

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Apple's Federighi and Joswiak talk privacy, Siri, Universal Control and more

Apple's Federighi and Joswiak talk privacy, Siri, Universal Control and more

The continued tradition of Apple SVP of software engineering Craig Federighi and VP of product marketing Greg Joswiak sitting down with John Gruber continues in 2021, with discussions about what Apple launched during WWDC 2021, privacy, on-device Siri processing, and the creation of Universal Control

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Friday, June 11, 2021

Apple greenlit Trump request for lawmakers' data, suggests order slid under radar

Apple greenlit Trump request for lawmakers' data, suggests order slid under radar

Apple was unaware that a Trump administration request for data included information linked to two congressmen, something it says would have been "virtually impossible" to understand without first parsing user accounts.

Apple shares video recaps of fourth, fifth day of WWDC 2021

Apple shares video recaps of fourth, fifth day of WWDC 2021

Apple has shared video recaps featuring sessions and highlights from the fourth and fifth day of its virtual WWDC 2021 event.

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ExclusiveDeals: save up to $200 on 2020 13" MacBook Pros, plus $60 off AppleCare

Deals: save up to $200 on 2020 13

AppleInsider readers this week can save $75 to $200 on every 2020 13-inch MacBook Pro at Adorama with exclusive coupon discounts. Plus, save $60 on AppleCare and get an additional 5% back with the new Edge Credit Card. Total savings can reach upward of $440 off the latest notebooks bundled with AC and the Edge financing promotion.

Lawsuit claims iPhone and other Apple devices infringe on wireless patents

Lawsuit claims iPhone and other Apple devices infringe on wireless patents

Apple has been hit with a lawsuit alleging that virtually all of its products that support Wi-Fi and cellular connectivity infringe on a set of wireless communication patents.

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Federal Circuit affirms decision to toss iPhone dual-camera patent lawsuit

Federal Circuit affirms decision to toss iPhone dual-camera patent lawsuit

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on Friday affirmed a lower court decision to dismiss a lawsuit alleging that the dual-camera setup of certain iPhone models infringed on existing patents.

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'iPad mini 6' renders show off slim bezels & lack of home button

'iPad mini 6' renders show off slim bezels & lack of home button

Apple's next iPad mini has been rumored for some time to get a major redesign, and one prominent leaker has created a set of renders based on alleged schematics and images of the device.

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Beats Studio Buds will launch on July 21, says leaker

Beats Studio Buds will launch on July 21, says leaker

Apple's often-leaked Beats Studio Buds are set to launch on July 21, according to Jon Prosser.

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How Universal Control on iPadOS 15 and macOS 12 works

How Universal Control on iPadOS 15 and macOS 12 works

Announced at WWDC 2021, Universal Control is an upcoming feature that allows a user to work across multiple Apple devices with a single keyboard and cursor and allows for effortless drag and drop. Here's how it works, and what you need.

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House unveils sweeping antitrust legislation that takes aim at tech giants

House unveils sweeping antitrust legislation that takes aim at tech giants

Following an investigation into the market power of tech giants, U.S. House lawmakers have introduced a sweeping series of bills intended to chip away at the power of Silicon Valley juggernauts.

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DOJ inspector general to probe Trump Administration Apple subpoenas

DOJ inspector general to probe Trump Administration Apple subpoenas

Following Thursday's reports, Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco has called for an investigation into the subpoenas served on Apple for phone records of House Democrats.

Flagship Apple Tower Theatre store in downtown LA opening on June 24

Flagship Apple Tower Theatre store in downtown LA opening on June 24

A new flagship Apple Store location in Los Angeles, Apple Tower Theatre, is nearing completion and will open to the public on June 24.

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Weekend deals: Apple Watch styles on sale from $199, save up to $100

Weekend deals: Apple Watch styles on sale from $199, save up to $100

With Father's Day on the horizon, June's Apple Watch deals offer shoppers double-digit and even triple-digit savings on the latest styles.

Apple adds Windows Precision Touchpad to Boot Camp, eight years late

Apple adds Windows Precision Touchpad to Boot Camp, eight years late

An unexpected update to Boot Camp in macOS sees Apple let users improve how their Mac trackpads work under Windows.

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All the new FaceTime features in iOS 15

All the new FaceTime features in iOS 15

When iOS 15 launches in the fall, FaceTime is set to get several new features, including a dedicated portrait mode, spatial audio, and the ability to share FaceTime links with those who don't own an Apple device.

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Unannounced 'Beats Studio Buds' pop up again in celebrity social media

Unannounced 'Beats Studio Buds' pop up again in celebrity social media

Soccer star Alex Morgan has shared an Instagram photo in which she's seen wearing Apple's as-yet unannounced "Beats Studio Buds."

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Apple TV+ shares a behind-the-scenes look at 'Home Before Dark' season two

Apple TV+ shares a behind-the-scenes look at 'Home Before Dark' season two

Take a look behind the scenes of Apple TV+ drama "Home Before Dark" season two and find out what's next for Hilde Lisko.

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FeatureiOS 15 hidden features, iPadOS multitasking, iCloud+ and more from WWDC on the AppleInsider podcast

iOS 15 hidden features, iPadOS multitasking, iCloud+ and more from WWDC on the AppleInsider podcast

This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, your hosts cover the many iOS features that Apple left out of the WWDC keynote, iCloud+ and custom email domains, iPadOS multitasking, plus Podcast subscriptions officially launching on June 15.

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Support for Matter in iOS 15 will lead to new categories of devices for HomeKit users

Support for Matter in iOS 15 will lead to new categories of devices for HomeKit users

HomeKit users will gain new categories of devices with the launch of iOS 15 thanks to support for Matter, an emerging smart home connectivity standard backed by Apple.

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Apple unveils 'See' season 2 trailer, renews drama for third year

Apple unveils 'See' season 2 trailer, renews drama for third year

A teaser trailer for the forthcoming second season of "See" has been launched, while Apple TV+ announces it has commissioned a third run for the fantasy drama.

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EditorialiPadOS 15 confirms Apple's M1-equipped iPad Pro is a V8 engine powering a Ford Pinto

iPadOS 15 confirms Apple's M1-equipped iPad Pro is a V8 engine powering a Ford Pinto

The hardware on the new iPad Pro is absolutely stellar, far beyond any competition in the tablet space. But, Apple's newly announced iPadOS 15 is so decidedly not-pro that it's fair to question whether the company will ever fully take the training wheels off of its restrictive software.

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Seven 'iPhone 13' models exposed in regulatory database

Seven 'iPhone 13' models exposed in regulatory database

Seven new "iPhone 13" models have been added to the EEC regulatory database, a mandatory filing before they can be released.

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Thursday, June 10, 2021

Google's FLoC has 'significant' privacy problems, Mozilla says

Google's FLoC has 'significant' privacy problems, Mozilla says

Google's new proposal for targeted ad tracking has a number of properties that could pose "significant" privacy risks to users, according to Firefox maker Mozilla.

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New York State Senate passes right to repair legislation

New York State Senate passes right to repair legislation

The New York State Senate has voted to pass right to repair legislation that could force Apple and other companies to make it easier for customers and repair shops to fix their devices.

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Trump Administration subpoenaed Apple for lawmakers' data

Trump Administration subpoenaed Apple for lawmakers' data

The U.S. Justice Department under former President Donald Trump subpoenaed Apple for data from the accounts of at least two House Democrats, as well as their aides and families.

Secret party app Vybe Together says App Store ban was 'political'

Secret party app Vybe Together says App Store ban was 'political'

Vybe Together, an app that was pulled from the App Store for promoting large parties during the coronavirus pandemic, has appealed its removal.

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Apple reveals winners of 2021 Apple Design Awards

Apple reveals winners of 2021 Apple Design Awards

Apple has revealed the winners of the 2021 Apple Design Awards, and the list includes CARROT Weather, Genshin Impact, and Be My Eyes, among others.

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Apple Car effort gains BMW electric car executive Ulrich Kranz

Apple Car effort gains BMW electric car executive Ulrich Kranz

Apple has reportedly hired a former senior executive of BMW's electric car division to bolster its own development of a self-driving "Apple Car."

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Digital Legacy streamlines procedures for data access after death

Digital Legacy streamlines procedures for data access after death

Apple ID account holders will be able to assign Legacy Contacts who can access their account information upon the account holder's death.

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Popular YouTubers sit down for FaceTime with Craig Federighi

Popular YouTubers sit down for FaceTime with Craig Federighi

A series of videos have appeared with the #FaceTimeWithCraig where YouTubers get five minutes with Craig Federighi himself.

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Head EU antitrust regulator wants Apple to allow alternate app stores

Head EU antitrust regulator wants Apple to allow alternate app stores

The chief of the European anti-trust commission, Margrethe Vestager, wants Apple to allow alternate app stores to enable proper competition on its platforms.

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Sun will set on Dark Sky at the end of 2022

Sun will set on Dark Sky at the end of 2022

Following Apple's acquisition of Dark Sky, the weather app and service has finally announced when it will no longer be available to existing users.

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Microsoft Xcloud game streaming service coming to iPhone, iPad via Safari very soon

Microsoft Xcloud game streaming service coming to iPhone, iPad via Safari very soon

Following a long testing period, Microsoft is releasing its Xcloud game streaming service to all Safari users on the iPhone, iPad, and Mac in the next few weeks.

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Airline trade body launches trial COVID vaccine passport app

Airline trade body launches trial COVID vaccine passport app

A new Travel Pass iPhone app from the IATA aims to become how airlines can check passengers have had coronavirus vaccinations.

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AirPods Pro beta firmware coming soon for developer testing

AirPods Pro beta firmware coming soon for developer testing

In addition to beta testing pre-release operating systems, developers will soon be able to test AirPods Pro firmware to implement new features in their apps.

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Deals: $299 iPad, $599 M1 Mac mini are back

Deals: $299 iPad, $599 M1 Mac mini are back

On the heels of an exciting WWDC week, Amazon has reissued some of its fan-favorite Apple deals, including the budget-friendly 10.2-inch iPad for $299 and $100 off the current M1 Mac mini.

Apple has created around 20,000 job opportunities in India

Apple has created around 20,000 job opportunities in India

Apple's shift of operations to India has created around 20,000 jobs so far, with suppliers pledging to increase employment by March 2022 — more than tripling that number.

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Amazon Music DJ Mode launched, will compete with Apple Music 1 programming

Amazon Music DJ Mode launched, will compete with Apple Music 1 programming

The all-new Amazon Music DJ Mode experience will boast personalized, hosted stations featuring top DJs, featured artists, and music experts.

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