Toyota and Lexus today confirmed that CarPlay will be available in select 2019-and-later vehicles, making Mazda one of the only recognizable automakers—if not the only—without support for Apple’s in-car software platform in the United States. Many of our readers commented or tweeted to ask if and when Mazda will ever support CarPlay, so we reached out to the company for an update. MacRumors received the following statement from Mazda spokesperson Jacob Brown…

Apple and Tencent, the company that owns the popular WeChat messaging app, have reached a deal that will let WeChat users resume sending in-app tips to content creators, reports The Wall Street Journal. Apple first asked Chinese social networking apps to disable tipping functionality back in May 2017 as it violated App Store rules. Tipping, Apple said, was a form of in-app purchase that should be subjected to the same fees as…

Apple faces its first legal action over Meltdown and Spectre in the United States, even though the vulnerabilities were found to affect nearly all computers and other devices, according to court documents reviewed by MacRumors. Meltdown and Spectre are serious hardware-based vulnerabilities that take advantage of the speculative execution mechanism of a CPU, allowing hackers to gain access to sensitive information. All modern Intel, ARM, AMD, and Nvidia processors are affected, with…

Today marks the tenth anniversary of the late Steve Jobs unveiling the MacBook Air, the world’s thinnest notebook at the time. After introducing the AirPort Time Capsule and sharing some iPhone and Apple TV news, Jobs walked over to his podium, grabbed a manilla envelope, and pulled out the sleek MacBook Air. The crowd at Macworld erupted with applause as Jobs held the ultra-light notebook in the palm of his hand. The…

Drone videographer Duncan Sinfield has shared the first new Apple Park drone footage of 2018 on YouTube today. The three minute video includes shots of Apple Park’s large central courtyard, employee fitness center and basketball courts, the Steve Jobs Theater, and more. The first part of Sinfield’s new video focuses on the landscaping within Apple Park’s courtyard, which is still being finished up in the new year. Greenery now covers most of…

Apple today has shared two new iPad Pro ads titled Augment Reality and Take Notes. The short 15-second clips, set to the song “Go” by Louis The Child, are part of a larger campaign ongoing since last year. The first ad focuses on how the iPad Pro can run augmented reality apps based on Apple’s new ARKit platform for iOS 11. The second ad focuses on how the Apple Pencil can be…

Micro Center stores are currently offering the base model iMac Pro for $3,999, a significant $1,000 discount off Apple’s regular price, and by far the lowest price we’ve ever seen for the powerful desktop workstation since it was released a month ago. Micro Center says the deal is available at its retail stores only and not online. The official Apple Authorized Reseller has 25 locations across the United States, many of which…

The 2018 Consumer Electronics Show is wrapping up today, bringing an end to a week’s worth of non-stop announcements about all of the new products we can expect to see over the course of the year. For our last video, we asked MacRumors videographer Dan to spend some time on the show floor, hunting down the most interesting products he could find. Not everything we’re sharing today is Apple related, but we…

Office Depot and OfficeMax today informed us they have lowered their iPhone battery replacement fee to $27.99 at select stores across the United States through February 4, 2018, undercutting Apple’s $29 price by one dollar. The lower price, down from $49.99 regularly, is applicable to the iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, and iPhone SE, subject to battery availability…

Apple this afternoon uploaded a new iPhone X video to its YouTube channel, this time showing off the new Portrait Lighting mode on the iPhone X. In the 38-second video entitled “A New Light,” Apple explains that Portrait Lighting offers studio quality lighting effects without the studio, while also showing off each of the different Portrait Lighting options. Portrait Lighting on iPhone X creates studio-quality lighting effects. See portraits and selfies in…