Apple Arcade, Apple’s upcoming subscription-based gaming service, was first introduced in March and is set to launch this fall. Ahead of the upcoming launch, Apple has debuted an early access program for its employees, with screenshots and details shared by 9to5Mac this morning. Apple employees are able to access Apple Arcade for $0.49 per month, with a one month free trial available. Apple Arcade games will be available on the Mac, iOS…

New leaked assets from the watchOS 6 beta suggest Apple plans to launch new ceramic and titanium Apple Watch models as early as next month. Discovered by iHelpBR, the assets belong to the initial Apple Watch setup screen animation, which resembles the rear design of the watch including the model type and the words “Designed by Apple in California.” The firmware assets clearly reference a 44mm titanium case and a 44mm ceramic…

We’re just a few weeks away from the unveiling of this year’s iPhone lineup as well as the official release of iOS 13 and Apple’s other new operating system versions, and we’re continuing to hear hardware rumors as Apple tidies up its software. Apple Card continues to roll out to more users in the U.S., while there’s a new controversy over Apple preventing users of its latest iPhones with batteries replaced outside…

Apple in iOS 13 made changes to the way location tracking permissions work, and there’s no longer an option for apps to ask to “Always Allow” location tracking. Instead, Apple allows users to select “Allow While Using the App,” “Allow Once,” or “Don’t Allow,” which some app creators have taken offense to. The leaders of seven companies that make apps for iOS devices banded together to write an email to Apple CEO…

Along with many new features for the iPhone and the iPad, iOS 13 brings updates to CarPlay, overhauling the interface for the first time in years and adding useful new functionality. In our latest YouTube video, we went hands-on with CarPlay in iOS 13 to give MacRumors readers an idea of what’s new with Apple’s in-car platform. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. CarPlay in iOS 13 has a…

For this week’s giveaway, we’ve teamed up with RAVPower to offer MacRumors readers a chance to win a 61W USB-C Power Adapter and a USB-C to Lightning cable, which can be used to fast charge an iPhone or an iPad. You can also use the USB-C Power Adapter for charging a Mac or an iPad Pro when combined with a USB-C to USB-C cable. RAVPower’s latest 61W PD USB-C charger uses gallium…

Satechi this summer launched its first HomeKit-compatible product, the Dual Smart Outlet, a HomeKit plug that turns dumb appliances and electronics into smart electronics that can work alongside other HomeKit products. There are quite a few HomeKit-enabled smart plugs on the market, but Satechi’s version is relatively compact and offers some bells and whistles that not all HomeKit plugs provide. Design wise, the Dual Smart Outlet is made from an unobtrusive white…

Apple’s HomePod is set to launch in Japan and Taiwan next week, on Friday, August 23, Apple announced today. Ahead of the launch, Apple is accepting pre-orders through its online stores in Japan and Taiwan. The HomePod is available for ¥32,800 in Japan and NT$9,900 in Taiwan, which is $10 to $15 higher than the price in the U.S. When the HomePod first launched in the United States in 2018, it was…

Apple today filed a lawsuit against Corellium, a mobile device virtualization company that supports iOS. Corellium describes itself as the “first and only platform” that offers iOS, Android, and Linux virtualization on ARM. In the lawsuit, filed today in the Southern District of Florida, Apple accuses Corellium of copyright infringement for illegally replicating the operating system and applications that run on the iPhone and the iPad. A virtual iPhone on Corellium’s website…

Apple is directly or indirectly responsible for creating a total of 2.4 million jobs in the United States, the company announced today. Apple says that this is four times the number of American jobs that were attributable to the company compared to eight years ago, and that it is on pace to directly contribute $350 billion to the U.S. economy as announced last year. That 2.4 million figure includes Apple’s own employees…