In the latest edition of his Power On newsletter, Bloomberg‘s Mark Gurman said that he doesn’t expect Apple to hold another event or make any other major product announcements this year, while turning his attention to what we can expect next year. Apple held an event in November 2020 to introduce its first Macs with its custom-designed M1 chip, but Gurman believes Apple has nothing else left of substance on its roadmap…

Alongside the third-generation AirPods, Apple this week also introduced a minor update for the AirPods Pro to add MagSafe support to the charging case. MagSafe makes for easier alignment of the AirPods Pro case on compatible magnetic chargers and allows it to stick on angled chargers. 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 payment,…

Yesterday, a number of Apple Card users were seeing mentions of 6% Daily Cash showing up next to some recent Apple purchases, leading to some confusion about whether Apple was launching a special promotion to double the usual 3% cashback program. Not all purchases were showing up with the 6% bonus, as some users were seeing only the standard 3% and ‌Apple Card‌ support representatives were indicating that the 6% mentions were…

Apple has had a busy year in 2021, releasing several new products, updates to services, new software updates, and more. Most recently, Apple finally announced the long-rumored redesigned 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros, which was by far one of the most talked-about and anticipated product announcements this year. With the new MacBook Pro models announced, some customers may be wondering if any other new products are coming from Apple this year. Simply…

Back in April, Ransomware group REvil attacked Apple supplier Quanta Computer and was able to steal schematics outlining the design of the 14 and 16-inch MacBook Pro models that were announced earlier this week. The schematics did indeed leak the design of the new machines, and at the time, REvil threatened to release other documents should Apple not pay a ransom fee of $50 million by May 1. The situation fizzled out…

Apple is facing yet another investigation by U.S. regulators, this time from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). The CFPB, which is investigating the business practices of companies operating payment systems, today announced that it has asked Apple, Google, Facebook, Amazon, PayPal, and Square to provide details on their consumer data practices. The CFPB is seeking information that will help it better understand how the tech companies “use personal payments data and…

With the Apple event this week and the imminent launch of new MacBook Pro models, it’s easy to forget that the Apple Watch Series 7 just came out last Friday. iFixit didn’t forget, though, and has done one of its traditional teardowns on Apple’s newest wrist-worn device. Today’s teardown features both the 41 and 45mm versions of the watch, and it unveils some secrets we weren’t previously aware of. The 45mm ‌Apple…

The next-generation MacBook Air will have several features that are adopted from the upcoming MacBook Pro models, according to leaker Dylandkt, who has a track record of providing accurate details about Apple’s plans. Upcoming ‌MacBook Air‌ models will have a design that’s “quite similar” to the new MacBook Pros, but with a thinner body, off-white bezels, and no wedge shape. It will come in color options that are similar to the 24-inch…

Beats apparently has some new earbuds on the way, as assets bundled in the release candidate version of iOS 15.1 this week revealed upcoming “Beats Fit Pro” wireless earphones that look similar to the recently launched Beats Studio Buds but with wingtips for additional support in the ear. Rumors suggest the Beats Fit Pro should launch around November 1, but at least one celebrity has gotten her hands on them a bit…

Multiple benchmarks have already given us a general estimate of the CPU performance of the M1 Max chip, but we’ve had little insight into GPU performance. The ‌M1‌ Max is equipped with up to 32 graphics cores, marking a vast improvement over the 8-core GPU of the ‌M1‌, which was Apple’s first chip. The first Metal benchmark for the ‌M1‌ Max surfaced this afternoon, with the chip earning a score of 68870….