Dark Sky hyperlocal weather app purchased by Apple; loses Android app

Dark Sky, a very popular hyper-local weather app, has been acquired by Apple for an undisclosed amount. The acquisition will result in a number of changes that include integration of Dark Sky into the iOS native Weather app and removal of the Android app and its APIs.

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Apple iPhone 9 / SE 2 could be announced on April 15

Apple launched the compact iPhone SE back in 2016 with iPhone 5s-like design and while Apple shifted the design language starting with iPhone X, a lot of users have been waiting for a refresh to the iPhone SE. Multiple renders and rumors surfaced on the iPhone 9 / iPhone SE 2 recently and now a new report suggests that Apple could finally announce the iPhone 9/ iPhone SE 2 on April 15th, 2020.

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Apple iPhone 11 series, iPhone 8 series, iPhone 7 series, iPhone XR and XS get a price hike in India after increase in GST

Apple has increased the price of its iPhones, including its iPhone 11 series, iPhone 8 series, iPhone 7 series and iPhone XR and XS in India after the increase in GST from 12% to 18% on mobile phones starting today, April 1st, 2020. This is the second price hike on Apple iPhones this year in the country, after Apple increased the price of iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max smartphones in the country last month due to increase in import duty. Continue reading “Apple iPhone 11 series, iPhone 8 series, iPhone 7 series, iPhone XR and XS get a price hike in India after increase in GST”

Apple’s 2021 Mac lineup may have ARM-based processors, USB4 support in 2020

For a few years, many analysts have predicted that Apple is working towards releasing an ARM-based version of their popular Mac devices, considering how powerful its ‘A series’ SoCs have become. Now, well known Apple analyst, Ming-Chi Kuo has noted that 2020 Macs from later on may finally have Apple’s in-house ARM based processors powering it.

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iOS VPN vulnerability leaves user network traffic exposed

The folks over at ProtonVPN have discovered a vulnerability in iOS 13.4 (exists since 13.3.1) which will prevent VPN’s from encrypting all traffic that is going through the user’s iPhone, causing some internet connections to bypass the VPN server and thus possibly exposing the user to data leaks and attacks.

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Apple’s 2020 5G iPhones may be delayed for months due to production issues

The Coronavirus pandemic is causing Apple to consider the idea of delaying its 5G iPhone as its product development schedule is being disrupted. Another reason for the delay is the reduced customer interest in buying new phones, especially new iPhones, thanks to the current economic climate.

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Apple releases macOS Catalina 10.15.4 with Screen Time communication limits, real-time Apple Music lyrics view and more

Apple has released a new update to macOS Catalina, bringing the version to 10.15.4. The update brings Screen Time Communication Limits that was originally introduced for iPhone with iOS 13.3 update that allow parents to put limits on who children can contact through FaceTime, Phone, Messages, and iCloud Contacts. Continue reading “Apple releases macOS Catalina 10.15.4 with Screen Time communication limits, real-time Apple Music lyrics view and more”

Apple releases iOS 13.4 and iPadOS 13.4 with new Memoji stickers, Files app iCloud Folder Sharing, Trackpad Support for iPad and more

Apple released iOS 13 at the WWDC event last year, and in December it released iOS 13.3. Now it has released iOS 13.4 and iPadOS 13.4 with major set of features, including nine new Memoji and Animoji stickers that includes emoji-style poses like shocked face, face with hearts, eyes rolling, iCloud Drive folder sharing from the Files app, new toolbar in the Mail app with updated design featuring a more logical layout. Continue reading “Apple releases iOS 13.4 and iPadOS 13.4 with new Memoji stickers, Files app iCloud Folder Sharing, Trackpad Support for iPad and more”

Apple confirms iOS 13 and iPadOS 13 personal hotspot issue

Apple’s iOS 13.4 and iPadOS 13.4 is right around the corner as there have been multiple leaks of the new features that they plan to release. In the meantime, they have acknowledged a bug that is currently troubling some Apple users with the personal hotspot feature.

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Apple iPad Pro 11-inch and 12.9-inch with A12Z Bionic, wide-angle camera, LiDAR Scanner announced, starts at Rs. 71900 and Rs. 89900

Apple has quietly launched an all new iPad Pro for 2020, with updated internals like a new A12Z Bionic SoC, an ultra wide rear camera, 5 studio-quality mics and a LiDAR Scanner that can be used for depth sensing. Apple is also adding support for trackpad via iPadOS 13.4 and they released a new Magic Keyboard accessory that has trackpad with multi-gesture support.

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Apple refreshes MacBook Air with Magic Keyboard, 2x faster 10th-gen Intel Core processor, India price starts at Rs. 92990

Apple has today updated its MacBook Air with new Magic Keyboard, twice the storage that now starts at 256GB and a cheaper price. The new MacBook Air delivers promises up to two times faster CPU performance and up to 80% faster graphics performance with 10th-gen Intel Core processor, con. It still has 13-inch True Tone Retina display, Touch ID, and promises all-day battery life. Continue reading “Apple refreshes MacBook Air with Magic Keyboard, 2x faster 10th-gen Intel Core processor, India price starts at Rs. 92990”

Apple working on iPhone 9 Plus, reveals iOS 14 code

Lots of rumors and specifications about the purported iPhone 9 leaked on the Internet for the past couple of weeks. As per the latest report, the Cupertino giant is working on a larger ‘Plus’ variant as well. The details about the iPhone 9 Plus has been snapped from iOS 14 code snippets. Continue reading “Apple working on iPhone 9 Plus, reveals iOS 14 code”

Apple A14 5nm SoC will clock in excess of 3.1GHz: Report

Apple’s A series SoCs are known to be industry leading processors that power their mobile devices like the iPhone and iPad. Rumours have surfaced that claim that Apple’s next generation A14 processors will have clock speeds that exist 3.1GHz, which will make it the first mobile chip to cross 3GHz.

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Apple closes all stores outside of China until March 27 in response to the Coronavirus outbreak

With a lot of tech companies taking a hit to their operations due to the coronavirus outbreak, Apple has issued a statement explaining their response to it. They are taking steps to ensure credibility of Health & Safety Information in their App, closing all retail stores outside of China and more.

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Apple announces WWDC 2020 for June in new online format

Apple just announced that its 31st annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) will take place in June in a new online format due to current health situation. Apple’s senior vice president of Software Engineering, Craig Federighi said that the company has created new format that delivers a full program with an online keynote and sessions. Apple also announced that it will commit $1 million to local San Jose organizations to offset associated revenue loss as a result of WWDC 2020’s new online format. Continue reading “Apple announces WWDC 2020 for June in new online format”