While past rumors have indicated the upcoming second-generation AirPods Pro will feature a built-in heart rate and body temperature sensor, Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman has cast doubt on those rumors turning out to be true, saying instead such a feature is unlikely to come anytime soon. “Over the past few months, there have been rumors about this year’s model gaining the ability to determine a wearer’s heart rate or body temperature. I’m told…

Apple CEO Tim Cook is on the guest list for this year’s Sun Valley Conference, which begins Wednesday in the resort town of Sun Valley, Idaho, according to Deadline. Known as “summer camp for billionaires,” the conference allows tech and media moguls to negotiate deals between leisure activities like golfing and whitewater rafting. Cook (center) at the 2016 Sun Valley Conference (via Bloomberg News) Cook has attended the retreat several times over…

The upcoming Apple Watch Series 8 will be able to tell a wearer if it believes they have a fever due to a higher than normal body temperature thanks to a new built-in sensor, according to Bloomberg’s reliable Mark Gurman. Writing in the latest edition of his Power On newsletter, Gurman says that the ‌Apple Watch Series 8‌ will feature a new body temperature sensor, given that the sensor passes Apple’s internal…

The M2 MacBook Pro has started making its way into customers’ hands and we’re learning more about how it performs in a variety of situations, but all eyes are really on the upcoming M2 MacBook Air which has seen a complete redesign and should be arriving in a couple of weeks. Other top stories this week included a host of product rumors including additional M2 and even M3 Macs, an updated Apple…

Apple in iOS 15 introduced Focus mode, an expansion of Do Not Disturb that allows you to set up different permissions for apps, contacts, and more depending on what you’re doing. You can have separate tasks for when you’re at work, when you’re studying, when you’re at home, and more. In iOS 16, Apple has improved Focus with new features, and this guide covers everything that you need to know about using…

TikTok is working on a plan to better safeguard the data of its U.S. users, the company said in an open letter [PDF] to several U.S. Senators that have expressed concern that the China-based app is a national security risk. Shared by The New York Times, the letter outlines a multi-pronged undertaking called “Project Texas,” aimed at strengthening data security. TikTok says that 100 percent of U.S. user data is stored in…

Apple co-founder and former CEO Steve Jobs is to be posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the White House today announced. The Presidential Medal of Freedom is the United States’ highest civilian honor, presented to individuals “who have made exemplary contributions to the prosperity, values, or security of the United States, world peace, or other significant societal, public or private endeavors.” President Biden has long said that America can be defined…

Monday is Independence Day in the U.S., and stores and online retailers nationwide are celebrating with deals on a wide variety of products. Of particular note for Apple fans, Amazon has several good deals on Apple products, while third-party accessories are also on sale at various retailers. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with some of these vendors. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small…

Apple today began selling refurbished Mac Studio models for the first time in the United States, Canada, and select European countries, such as Belgium, Germany, Ireland, Spain, Switzerland, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom. In the United States, two refurbished Mac Studio configurations are currently available, including one with the M1 Max chip (10-core CPU and 24-core GPU) for $1,799 (down from $1,999 brand new) and one with the M1 Ultra chip…

The Apple TV+ team is heading to San Diego Comic-Con International for the first time, with Apple planning to host a number of different panels. The cast and creative teams from “Severance,” “For All Mankind,” “Mythic Quest,” “See,” “Invasion,” “Foundation,” and “For All Mankind” will be holding panels. Comic-Con attendees will also be able to participate in a special “Severance” experience with Lumon Industries. In addition to these must-see panels, attendees will…