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Report: Apple will give Macs a ‘Pro Mode’ to boost performance

Report: Apple will give Macs a ‘Pro Mode’ to boost performance

Apple is all about balance, constantly striving to find that sweet spot among performance, build, simplicity, noise, and price. But sometimes you just want raw power, and it seems Apple is listening. 9to5Mac spotted code in the macOS Catalina 10.15.3 beta that heavily suggests Apple is considering a ‘Pro Mode’ that would delimit fan speeds…
Apple starts replacement program for faulty iPhone battery cases

Apple starts replacement program for faulty iPhone battery cases

Apple has opened a replacement program for iPhone battery cases, specifically those for the iPhones XS, XS Max, and XR. So if you have one of those, and it’s not working, you’re in luck. The company says this is because it’s confirmed there are “charging issues” with the X series battery cases — namely, that…
Unable to unlock gunman’s iPhones, the FBI (once again) asks for Apple’s help (updated)

Unable to unlock gunman’s iPhones, the FBI (once again) asks for...

Update: Attorney General William Barr ratcheted up the standoff when, according to the New York Times, he declared the shooting an act of terrorism. Barr issued an extraordinarily high-profile call for Apple to provide access to the gunman's two iPhones. He also said that to date Apple has provided no “substantive assistance” in doing so.…
Apple slashes trade-in values for many of its products

Apple slashes trade-in values for many of its products

Enlarge / The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, which will now gain consumers $40 less in trade-in value than before.Samuel Axon Apple has proudly touted its trade-in and recycling programs, mentioning them prominently at major events, during investor calls, and on its website. But in changes that quietly went into effect this week, the…
Unable to unlock gunman’s iPhones, the FBI (once again) asks for Apple’s help

Unable to unlock gunman’s iPhones, the FBI (once again) asks for...

In a move that may signal another high-stakes clash over encryption, the FBI is asking Apple for help decrypting two iPhones believed to have belonged to Mohammed Saeed Alshamrani, the man suspected of carrying out a shooting attack that killed three people last month at the Naval Air Station in Pensacola, Florida. The request came…
FBI seeks Apple’s help in unlocking iPhones belonging to Pensacola gunman

FBI seeks Apple’s help in unlocking iPhones belonging to Pensacola gunman

In a move that may signal another high-stakes clash over encryption, the FBI is asking Apple for help decrypting two iPhones believed to have belonged to Mohammed Saeed Alshamrani, the man suspected of carrying out a shooting attack that killed three people last month at the Naval Air Station in Pensacola, Florida. The request came…
Apple and GPU-maker Imagination make nice in new licensing deal

Apple and GPU-maker Imagination make nice in new licensing deal

Apple discusses the iPad Pro's A12X CPU and GPU on stage at its October 30, 2018 event.Valentina Palladino Imagination Technologies, which used to provide the graphics processors for Apple's mobile devices, has entered into a new licensing agreement with Apple that comes after two years of turmoil between the companies. Imagination shared the news in a…
Apple targets jailbreaking in lawsuit against iOS virtualization company

Apple targets jailbreaking in lawsuit against iOS virtualization company

Enlarge / An image from Apple's lawsuit shows a real iPhone X and Corellium's service running a virtual iPhone X.Apple Apple has expanded a lawsuit against an iOS virtualization company, claiming that its actions facilitate jailbreaking and violate the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) prohibition on circumvention of copyright-protection systems. Apple sued Corellium, a company…
Report: Apple is developing satellites so the iPhone can skip wireless carriers

Report: Apple is developing satellites so the iPhone can skip wireless...

Samuel Axon Bloomberg has cited sources familiar with Apple plans saying that the iPhone-maker has a "top-secret" team dedicated to developing satellite technology that could, among other things, allow Apple's mobile devices to communicate with each other without relying on wireless carriers like Verizon, Deutsche Telekom, or China Mobile. The report claims that Apple CEO…
Apple Arcade introduces a cheaper annual subscription option

Apple Arcade introduces a cheaper annual subscription option

Enlarge / Apple Arcade on the Mac.Andrew Cunningham For a couple of years now, Apple has been exploring subscriptions as a way of bolster revenue in the face of slowing iPhone growth. This year saw a turning point in that strategy, with Apple TV+, Apple News+ and Apple Arcade joining the company's suite of subscription…

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