Verizon is expected to implement support for the eSIM in the iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR on December 7, according to an internal employee memo that was shared with MacRumors. Apple’s newest iPhones have supported eSIM functionality since the October release of iOS 12.1, but to use the feature, carriers also needed to add support. At the time iOS 12.1 was released, U.S. carriers that include Verizon, T-Mobile, and AT&T said…

It’s not just you: it appears that Siri Shortcuts have not been working properly for some iPhone users since as early as Tuesday. A small but increasing numbers of users on Twitter and the MacRumors forums claim that they are unable to invoke shortcuts using Siri, including Federico Viticci of MacStories and Rene Ritchie of iMore. The shortcuts still work if executed directly from the Shortcuts app, but not with a Siri…

Coinciding with today’s release of iOS 12.1.1, additional carriers around the world are enabling eSIM support on the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR, allowing for dual-SIM functionality on those devices. According to Apple’s website, the latest carriers supporting the eSIM feature include AT&T in the United States; Rogers and Fido in Canada; 3 in Denmark and Sweden; Orange in Poland and Spain; Telia in Estonia and Finland; Telenor in…

Apple is reportedly waiting until at least 2020 to roll out next-generation 5G cellular data technology in its iPhone lineup, but according to Qualcomm president Cristiano Amon, “every” Android handset manufacturer will have a flagship phone with 5G support across U.S. carriers by the end of next year, reports CNET. By the holidays next year, every flagship handset — at least when it comes to those running Google’s Android software and using…

Apple today reminded Mac developers that it is encouraging them to have their apps notarized, meaning that the apps have been scanned by Apple and checked for malware and other security issues. Notarization is not currently a requirement for apps distributed outside of the Mac App Store, but Apple says it will “more prominently highlight notarization status” starting in the spring of 2019. And in an unspecified “upcoming macOS release,” Apple will…

In a new flash sale that began today, B&H Photo is offering the 2017 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar (3.1 GHz, 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD) for $1,599.00, down from $1,999.00. This is a custom configuration of the older MacBook Pro, and a solid discount for anyone willing purchase a previous generation model and not the latest 2018 MacBook Pro. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with these vendors. When you click…

70 percent of eligible iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices are running iOS 12, as measured by the App Store on December 3, 2018, according to the latest adoption figures shared by Apple on its App Store support page today. iOS 12 was installed on 60 percent of all eligible devices as of October 29, 2018, so adoption is up 10 percentage points in five weeks. Apple also says 72 percent of…

Apple shipped an estimated 4.2 million Apple Watches during the third quarter of 2018, according to new wearable device shipment data shared today by IDC. Apple Watch shipments were up 54 percent year over year, with Apple having shipped an estimated 2.7 million devices in the third quarter of 2017. Apple’s jump in shipments wasn’t enough to make it the top wearable vendor, however, with that title going to Xiaomi. Xiaomi shipped…

Apple CEO Tim Cook this afternoon accepted the Anti-Defamation League’s inaugural Courage Against Hate Award at the Never is Now Summit on Anti-Semitism and Hate, where he gave a keynote speech that had a strong message for those seeking to spread hate on Apple’s platform. “We only have one message for those who seek to push hate, division, and violence, Cook said. “You have no place on our platform. You have no…

Apple today launched a new online store in the U.S. that’s designed to provide a 10 percent discount on select products for both activity military and veterans, along with members of their households. With the discount, the iPhone XS is available priced starting at $899, while the iPhone XR is available priced starting at $674. These devices are priced at $999 and $749, respectively, in Apple’s standard online store. Discounted prices are…