With the end of the year approaching, we’re getting closer to the launch of the first Mac with an Apple Silicon chip. Apple has been allowing Mac developers to prepare for the transition to ‌Apple Silicon‌ through the Universal Quick Start Program, and now Apple is sending invites to testers to invite them to get one-on-one code-level guidance from an Apple engineer. Participants in the Quick Start Program, which provided developers with…

Apple’s iPhone 12 mini and the iPhone 12 Pro Max aren’t set to be available until November 13, but a Romanian YouTuber got his hands on the ‌iPhone 12‌ mini and showed it off today, offering a size comparison between the ‌iPhone 12‌ and the 12 mini along with going over some of the device’s features. The ‌iPhone 12‌ mini is identical to the ‌iPhone 12‌ in design and functionality, but it…

Apple’s iPhone 12 Pro and ‌iPhone 12 Pro‌ Max boast a neat feature that allows you to measure the height of someone using just the Measure app and the iPhone‘s camera and LiDAR Scanner. This article and video shows you how. The capability comes courtesy of the LiDAR scanner that’s exclusive to Apple’s latest Pro line of smartphones as well as 2020 iPad Pro models. LiDAR is intended for enhanced augmented reality…

When Apple in October 2020 unveiled the iPhone 12 series – the ‌iPhone 12‌, ‌iPhone 12‌ mini, iPhone 12 Pro and ‌iPhone 12 Pro‌ Max – it revived the MagSafe brand to describe a brand-new magnetic charging system that’s integrated into its latest handsets. All of the ‌‌iPhone 12‌‌ models have a ring of magnets built into the back and surrounding a wireless charging coil that affixes the handsets to MagSafe-compatible accessories….

iPhone 12 models could have an inactive wireless charging feature for accessories, according to an FCC filing discovered by VentureBeat‘s Jeremy Horwitz. In the filing, Apple said that 2020 iPhones support a wireless charging function that will seemingly be enabled for at least one future Apple accessory: In addition to being able to be charged by a desktop WPT charger (puck), 2020 iPhones also support WPT charging function at 360 kHz to…

Samsung’s Galaxy S21, coming in 2021, may not include a power adapter or headphones in the box, according to reports from Korean media sites highlighted by SamMobile. Rumors earlier this year also said that Samsung was considering removing these accessories from future smartphone models, but that didn’t stop Samsung from mocking Apple for selling the iPhone 12 models without a power adapter or EarPods. Apple’s ‌iPhone 12‌ models ship with just a…

Apple announced the new 2020 fourth-generation iPad Air in September, but the new tablets just started shipping out to customers last Friday. We picked one up and thought we’d do a hands-on comparison with the iPad Pro, which was last updated in March, because both tablets are about as powerful and share many similarities. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. Design and Size When it comes to design, the…

More than five weeks after release, iOS 14 adoption is set to overtake iOS 13 as the most installed version of iOS, according to data obtained from Mixpanel’s iOS 14 adoption tracker. Apple hasn’t shared ‌iOS 14‌ installation numbers of its own, but Mixpanel’s ‌iOS 14‌ adoption tracker monitors the number of devices that have each operating system installed. According to Mixpanel’s numbers at the time of writing, ‌iOS 14‌ is installed…

As noted by MacRumors contributor Steve Moser, and confirmed by Aaron Zollo, the iPhone 12 lineup introduces support for Personal Hotspot tethering over faster 5GHz Wi-Fi, compared to 2.4GHz Wi-Fi on previous iPhones. Personal Hotspot over 5GHz Wi-Fi is enabled by default on all iPhone 12 models. In the Settings > Personal Hotspot menu on these devices, there is a new “Maximize Compatibility” toggle that reverts Personal Hotspot to 2.4GHz Wi-Fi when…

Apple today announced that App Store prices are set to rise in several countries around the world due to taxes or changes in foreign exchange rates. App and in-app purchase pricing is set to increase in Brazil, Colombia, India, Indonesia, Russia, and South Africa in the next few days. Apple says the pricing reflects a new equalization levy of 2 percent in India and a new value-added tax of 10 percent in…