Apple’s AirPods ruptured the eardrums of a 12-year-old boy in 2020 when a loud Amber Alert was issued, according to a lawsuit filed against Apple in California (via Law360). The child, identified as B.G. in the filing, was watching a movie on Netflix on his iPhone in 2020 while wearing AirPods Pro. The ‌AirPods Pro‌ were allegedly set at a low volume, but an Amber Alert sounded without warning and the high-pitched…

Apple retail employees at around 100 stores will need to go back to wearing a mask while working, according to Bloomberg‘s Mark Gurman. Apple is mandating masks for employees again due to a rising number of COVID cases across the United States. Customers who visit an Apple Store are not required to wear a mask at this time, but Apple is continuing to recommend masks for all ‌Apple Store‌ visitors. Apple has…

Apple today informed developers that it is implementing a new subscription feature that will allow customers to be charged automatically when an app’s subscription price goes up, which is not the way that subscriptions work at the current time. Right now, customers must explicitly agree to a pricing change when the cost of a subscription increases through an “Agree to New Price” interface. If a customer does not tap on agree when…

The third season of popular Apple TV+ series “For All Mankind” is set to premiere on Friday, June 10, and ahead of that date, Apple has shared the trailer for the new season. “For All Mankind” was one of the first ‌Apple TV+‌ shows that launched when the ‌Apple TV+‌ service launched in November 2020, and it has continued to be popular with viewers. The series imagines what the world might be…

Apple today released iOS 15.5 and iPadOS 15.5 to developers after a few weeks of testing. The new updates aren’t as feature rich as the prior updates and focus primarily on under-the-hood changes, but there are still a few minor tweaks, which we’ve outlined below. Podcasts Update The Apple Podcasts app includes a setting that allows users to limit the number of episodes stored on the iPhone or iPad. It will also…

Apple today began selling refurbished versions of the fourth-generation iPad Air for the first time since the tablet was initially released in October 2020. The fourth-generation iPad Air introduced an all-display design, an array of different colors for the body, and a Touch ID Home button. It featured an A14 chip, the same chip that was used in the iPhone 12 lineup. Apple has several different ‌iPad Air‌ 4 models available for…

iOS 16 will include new ways of interacting with the system and some “fresh Apple apps,” Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman has said, offering some more detail on what Apple has in store for the upcoming release of iOS and iPadOS set to be announced in a few weeks at WWDC. In the latest edition of his Power On newsletter, Gurman wrote that while ‌iOS 16‌ is not likely to introduce a major face-lift…

Earlier this week, well-known Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo claimed that Apple plans to release at least one iPhone 15 model with a USB-C port in 2023. Now, in a follow-up tweet, he has claimed that accessories like AirPods, the MagSafe Battery Pack, and the Magic Keyboard/Mouse/Trackpad trio would also switch to USB-C in the “foreseeable future.” Both the iPhone and all of the aforementioned accessories currently rely on Apple’s proprietary Lightning connector…

In what was simultaneously a surprise and not a surprise, Apple this week announced it has discontinued the iPod touch after almost 15 years and seven generations, bringing the entire iPod lineup to an end. Other news this week saw rumors about both the iPhone 14 Pro (slightly larger displays!) and iPhone 15 (USB-C instead of Lightning?), as well as a report that Apple is planning to launch the AirPods Max in…

Apple earlier this week announced the discontinuation of the iPod touch, and because it was the last iPod still available for purchase, its sunsetting effectively marks the end of the entire iPod lineup. To send the iPod on its way, we thought it would be fun to take a look back at some of the most notable iPod releases over the last 21 years. Original iPod (2001) Introduced in October 2001, the…