Back in April, Ransomware group REvil attacked Apple supplier Quanta Computer and was able to steal schematics outlining the design of the 14 and 16-inch MacBook Pro models that were announced earlier this week. The schematics did indeed leak the design of the new machines, and at the time, REvil threatened to release other documents should Apple not pay a ransom fee of $50 million by May 1. The situation fizzled out…

Apple is facing yet another investigation by U.S. regulators, this time from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). The CFPB, which is investigating the business practices of companies operating payment systems, today announced that it has asked Apple, Google, Facebook, Amazon, PayPal, and Square to provide details on their consumer data practices. The CFPB is seeking information that will help it better understand how the tech companies “use personal payments data and…

With the Apple event this week and the imminent launch of new MacBook Pro models, it’s easy to forget that the Apple Watch Series 7 just came out last Friday. iFixit didn’t forget, though, and has done one of its traditional teardowns on Apple’s newest wrist-worn device. Today’s teardown features both the 41 and 45mm versions of the watch, and it unveils some secrets we weren’t previously aware of. The 45mm ‌Apple…

The next-generation MacBook Air will have several features that are adopted from the upcoming MacBook Pro models, according to leaker Dylandkt, who has a track record of providing accurate details about Apple’s plans. Upcoming ‌MacBook Air‌ models will have a design that’s “quite similar” to the new MacBook Pros, but with a thinner body, off-white bezels, and no wedge shape. It will come in color options that are similar to the 24-inch…

Beats apparently has some new earbuds on the way, as assets bundled in the release candidate version of iOS 15.1 this week revealed upcoming “Beats Fit Pro” wireless earphones that look similar to the recently launched Beats Studio Buds but with wingtips for additional support in the ear. Rumors suggest the Beats Fit Pro should launch around November 1, but at least one celebrity has gotten her hands on them a bit…

Multiple benchmarks have already given us a general estimate of the CPU performance of the M1 Max chip, but we’ve had little insight into GPU performance. The ‌M1‌ Max is equipped with up to 32 graphics cores, marking a vast improvement over the 8-core GPU of the ‌M1‌, which was Apple’s first chip. The first Metal benchmark for the ‌M1‌ Max surfaced this afternoon, with the chip earning a score of 68870….

Following in the footsteps of the macOS Monterey release candidate seeded earlier this week, Apple has released a fourth beta version of Safari 15.1 for macOS Big Sur and Catalina to developers that restores the previous tab design that was in place prior to Safari 15. Safari 15.1 now features a standard Big Sur tab design, which is enabled by default and is labeled “Separate” in Safari preferences. For those who preferred…

AppleCare+ for the new 16-inch MacBook Pro is priced at $399, which is a $20 increase over the cost of ‌AppleCare‌ for the prior-generation 16-inch model. ‌AppleCare‌+ for the 14-inch MacBook Pro is priced at $279, which is a $10 increase over the cost of ‌AppleCare‌+ for the prior-generation 13-inch Intel machine. Those who are picking up one of the new M1 Pro or ‌M1‌ Max MacBook Pro models may want to…

Apple is planning to introduce a new 27-inch iMac in early 2022, according to Display Supply Chain Consultants CEO Ross Young. This information comes from both Young’s tweets and additional details that he shared with MacRumors. Young told MacRumors that the 27-inch display for the iMac will feature mini-LED backlighting, which likely means that it will have XDR branding. Young tweeted that Apple is currently planning to release the new iMac in…

The new 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros both feature a notch, a first for the Mac. Given we’ve never had a notch on a Mac, there are some questions over how macOS handles the notch, and more specifically, how the mouse pointer does. The predicament about how the mouse pointer handles the notch has been a question floated across Twitter and Reddit over the last 24 hours or so since the new…