The new 3A283 firmware that Apple released for the AirPods Pro today appears to introduce support for Spatial Audio, a new feature coming to the higher-end AirPods with iOS 14. Multiple reports on Twitter and the MacRumors forums indicate that the firmware update adds a “Spatial Audio” option to the Control Center, which can be activated to enable the feature. Note that using Spatial Audio requires the ‌iOS 14‌ update to be…

Apple today released new 3A283 firmware updates for the second-generation AirPods and the AirPods Pro. The second-generation ‌AirPods‌ are being updated from the 2D15 firmware they were previously running, while the ‌AirPods‌ Pros are being updated from the 2D27 firmware they had installed previously. Apple does not provide details on what’s included in refreshed firmware so we don’t know what’s included, but we are awaiting new firmware to support iOS 14 features…

SoftBank is nearing a deal to sell its Arm Holdings to Nvidia, the world’s largest graphics chipmaker, reports The Wall Street Journal. According to those familiar with the matter, a cash-and-stock deal between the two companies could occur early next week and would be valued at over $40 billion, which could potentially be the largest deal ever in the semiconductor industry. SoftBank initially acquired Arm for $32 billion four years ago. The…

Both Amazon and Staples are now offering the AirPods Pro for $199.00, down from $249.00. This $50 discount is among the best prices that we’ve ever tracked for a new pair of AirPods Pro. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with Amazon and Staples. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running. At Staples, the AirPods Pro are…

Proven leaker known as “L0vetodream” has today shared a range of information about the upcoming Apple Watch Series 6, charging features, and product release dates. In a series of tweets teased earlier today, the leaker explained that the Apple Watch Series 6 would come in a new, unspecified color. new color for Apple Watch — 有没有搞措 (@L0vetodream) September 13, 2020 The iPhone 12 has been repeatedly rumored by a variety of reliable…

Just a day after strings in Apple’s own Apple Music app for Android suggested that the company’s upcoming subscription bundle will indeed be called “Apple One,” Apple acted to register a number of domain names for the term. The move further indicates that Apple One is likely to be the marketing name for the bundles rather than a placeholder. While Apple will likely not end up using many of the domain names,…

It’s almost here! Apple’s annual September event is right around the corner, although it will certainly look a little different this year and might not include one of the major products we expect to see each year at this time. This week also saw new rumors about iPhone 12 launch plans, new developments in the dispute between Apple and Epic Games, and a rumor about the chip destined for the first Apple…

Apple is holding a digital-only fall event on Tuesday, September 15, but this year’s event may be different from other September events we’ve had in the past because we might not see iPhone announcements. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. Current rumors indicate Apple’s September 15 event, which features the tagline “Time Flies,” will focus on the Apple Watch Series 6 and new iPads, with a second iPhone-focused event…

Apple’s iPhone 12 lineup is set to launch at some point in October, and ahead of the debut of the new iPhones, leaks have been picking up. We’ve seen a few components such as a display unit and a logic board, but a new video today allegedly features the chassis of the 6.1-inch ‌iPhone 12‌ Pro. Shared by EverythingApplePro, the iPhone shell appears similar to dummy ‌iPhone‌ units that have been floating…

As wildfires continue to rage across California and Oregon, Apple CEO Tim Cook today announced on Twitter that Apple plans to donate additional money to firefighting and recovery efforts across the West Coast. Image Credit: Marcio Jose Sanchez/Associated Press. Creek Fire near Fresno, California Cook previously announced fire relief donations on August 19, when a lightning storm in Northern California sparked 367 fires, including several major fires that have decimated areas in…