Apple is dropping prices on the iPhone SE, iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max in China in celebration of the 6.18 shopping festival, reports CNBC. Apple has cut prices on its official store on the Alibaba-owned Tmall, and JD.com, an Apple reseller, is also offering significant discounts. This is the second time that Apple has participated in the 6.18 event. On Tmall, users can buy an ‌iPhone 11‌…

Apple’s iPhone sales dropped eight percent in the first quarter of 2020, according to new data shared today by Gartner. Apple sold an estimated 40.92 million smartphones during the quarter, a 3.7 million drop from the 44.57 million that it sold in the first quarter of 2019. Other smartphone manufacturers saw much steeper drops in sales. Samsung’s sales, for example, were down 22.7 percent, and Huawei’s sales were down 27.3 percent. Xiaomi…

iOS 14 will be compatible with all iPhones and iPod touch models able to run iOS 13, according to information shared today by Israeli site The Verifier. The compatibility data was allegedly found in a leaked version of iOS 14 and confirmed by what The Verifier says is a “trusted source from the system development process.” iOS 13 is compatible with the iPhone 6s and later, with a full list of models…

Apple appears to be moving ahead with plans to provide Apple News+ users with an option to listen to audio stories of some news stories, according to details found in the iOS 13.5.5 beta. An ‌Apple News‌+ audio icon in the beta An icon depicting an ‌Apple News‌+ Audio feature is present in the beta, along with some related imagery. Apple is planning to offer a recap of the day’s top stories,…

Amid unrest in numerous U.S. cities following last week’s killing of George Floyd by police in Minneapolis, Apple CEO Tim Cook has shared an internal memo with employees (via Bloomberg) addressing the pain that many are feeling and urging others to commit “to creating a better, more just world for everyone.” Cook also announced that Apple is making donations to several groups challenging racial injustice and protecting human rights, and is also…

In this week’s App Recap, we’ve highlighted productivity app “Magnet,” utility app “Parcel,” and graphic app “Unfold” as three apps that are worth checking out. We’ve also compiled a list of apps that received major updates this week. Apps to Check Out Magnet (Mac, $1.99) – Magnet is a productivity app that helps to seamlessly organize open windows on a Mac by “snapping” windows into tiles. Dragging a window to the side…

Apple is introducing a new internal USB-C Diagnostic Tool as a successor to its existing Serial Number Reader, which can be used to both collect a device’s serial number directly from its logic board and test power on a device itself. Image via Giulio Zompetti With only a Lightning version previously available, images have surfaced of a new USB-C Diagnostic Tool (UDT) that appears to be known as “ChimpSWD” internally. The new…

Woot today is discounting a new pair of AirPods Pro to $219.99 for Amazon Prime members, down from an original price of $249.00. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with Woot. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running. If you don’t have an Amazon Prime account, the AirPods Pro will be priced at $224.99 during today’s sale,…

Apple today doubled the price for upgrading the RAM on the entry-level 13-inch MacBook Pro, with customers in the United States now being charged $200 to move from 8GB to 16GB compared to the previous $100 upgrade price. Similar increases are seen in other countries, such as moving from €125 to €250 in Germany and from £100 to £200 in the United Kingdom. Current pricing on RAM upgrade for entry-level 13-inch MacBook…

Researcher Bhavuk Jain in April discovered a critical Sign in With Apple vulnerability that could have resulted in a takeover of some user accounts. The bug was specific to third party apps that used Sign in With Apple and didn’t implement additional security measures. Jain notes that Sign in With Apple works by authenticating a user through a JWT (JSON Web Token) or a code that’s generated by Apple’s server. Apple then…