Apple tonight has posted a new Apple Music ad that continues its “distractingly good” campaign. The ad stars Drake, an artist who has developed a good relationship with Apple and its music service. In the ad, Drake is working out with a friend and listening to music. When his friend leaves, he decides to use Apple Music’s curated “Pop Workout” playlist to play Taylor Swift’s “Bad Blood.” Drake then begins dancing around…

Apple design chief Jony Ive and longtime collaborator Marc Newson’s take on the London hotel Claridge’s Christmas tree has been revealed – and perhaps not surprisingly, there’s not a bauble in sight. Mayfair’s landmark festive tree has been drawing crowds since 2009, when notable designers began creating the seasonal decoration each year. But Ive and Newson’s interpretation takes the tradition to another level – albeit a minimalist one – by transforming the…

In late September, the Financial Times reported Apple was considering a full takeover of McLaren Automotive or a strategic investment in the British supercar maker. The New York Times and Bloomberg separately reported talks were underway as well, noting Apple was more likely to make a large investment in McLaren rather than buy it. Two months later, it now turns out those reports were accurate. In an interview with Reuters, McLaren Automotive…

For this week’s giveaway, we’ve teamed up with Anki to offer MacRumors readers a chance to win one of Anki’s new Cozmo robots. Cozmo is an adorable little robot that’s able to explore and react to the environment, play games, and interact with people in unique ways. Priced at $179.99, Cozmo comes with a charging stand and three interactive Power Cubes that the robot can stack up, knock over, and use for…

A small but growing number of users have reported issues using the “three finger drag” gesture on the new MacBook Pro‘s trackpad. Affected users say the gesture either works only intermittently or does not work whatsoever on both 13-inch and 15-inch late 2016 models. MacRumors reader Luke said the three finger drag gesture does not work in the upper left side of his MacBook Pro’s trackpad. I have the new 15-inch MacBook…

Apple may be throttling the LTE performance of the Verizon iPhone 7 to keep it on par with the AT&T iPhone 7, according to research conducted by Twin Prime and Cellular Insights and shared by Bloomberg. Based on testing, the Verizon iPhone 7 performs about as well as the AT&T iPhone 7, but it does not reach the data transfer speeds that it is capable of hitting. The Verizon (and Sprint) iPhone…

Homebuilding company KB Home today announced “the nation’s first HomeKit-enabled community,” which comes with the opportunity for buyers to build homes with Apple’s HomeKit platform integrated from the get-go. A report last month brought news that Apple was working with homebuilders to install HomeKit and the Apple ecosystem of connected devices into properties at the beginning of construction. Now the Promenade at Communications Hill in San Jose will be the first community…

Apple today launched a new repair program for the iPhone 6 Plus, addressing complaints about a manufacturing issue that can cause the iPhone 6 Plus to become unresponsive to touch. According to Apple, some iPhone 6 Plus devices may exhibit Multi-Touch issues after “being dropped multiple times on a hard surface,” causing damage to the device. Under its repair program, Apple will fix affected iPhone 6 Plus devices for a service price…

Starting today, Apple has made in-store pickup available for the new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar in the United States, allowing customers to check stock at their local store and reserve a machine online. The MacBook Pro first started popping up in retail stores on Tuesday, but because there was no in-store pickup option, there was no way to tell which stores had stock and which didn’t. It’s now much easier to…

Apple this week unveiled its latest product, a hardbound photo book that showcases 20 years of Apple products, highlighting every Mac, iPhone, iPod, and iPad released between 1998 and 2015. Because it’s positioned as an art piece, Apple’s “Designed by Apple in California” book costs a jaw dropping $200 to $300 depending on size, so we thought we’d take a look inside to see just what you’re getting for that price tag….