Apple today added certified refurbished 2019 iMac models to its online store for the first time in the United States and Canada. A selection of refurbished 21.5-inch iMac and 27-inch iMac configurations are available, with prices discounted by 15 percent compared to the equivalent brand new models. These models were originally released in March 2019. Apple says all refurbished iMac models are thoroughly inspected, tested, cleaned, and repackaged with a new box…

Apple plans to release third-generation AirPods with water resistance in late 2019, according to Wedbush analyst Daniel Ives. The first two generations of AirPods do not have IP-rated water or dust resistance. In a research note this week, shared by Philip Elmer-DeWitt, Ives said the new AirPods will be released in time for the holiday shopping season this year and may also feature some unspecified design enhancements. AirPods have had the same…

Apple today updated the MacBook Air with a True Tone display. The notebook also received a $100 price drop, with prices now starting at $1,099 in the United States, or $999 for qualifying students through Apple’s education store. While this news means that 2018 MacBook Air models are no longer available to purchase through Apple’s online store, a retail source informed MacRumors that Apple is offering $999 pricing on base 2018 MacBook…

HBO and WarnerMedia today announced an all-new streaming service called HBO Max, which will combine HBO content with shows and films from CNN, TNT, TBS, The CW, TCM, Adult Swim, and much more. Essentially, HBO Max will include all HBO original content, WarnerMedia channels, and shows made only for HBO Max. These Max Originals include shows based on Dune, Station Eleven, and Gremlins. You’ll have to subscribe to HBO Max to see…

Alongside the second public beta versions of iOS 13 and iPadOS, Apple today also released a revised third beta version of the operating systems for developers. The reason for the new version isn’t entirely clear, but the original third developer beta was not available for the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus for some reason. Today’s update, build 17A5522g, is only a very minor increment from the 17A5522f build of the original release,…

Apple today released the second public betas of iOS 13 and iPadOS to its public beta testing group, two weeks after seeding the first public betas and a week after the third developer beta. The public beta gives non-developers a chance to test out iOS 13 ahead of its upcoming fall launch date. Beta testers who have signed up for Apple’s beta testing program will receive the iOS 13 beta update over-the-air…

In a surprise move tied to the App Store‘s 10th anniversary last year, Apple has revived its classic “Texas Hold’Em” game for iPhone. As noted by 9to5Mac, version 2.0 of the game was released on the App Store today. Apple says it has completely redesigned, rebuilt, and re-rendered the game to use high-resolution graphics, as well as added new characters, more challenging gameplay, and many other new features. Apple’s release notes: Apple’s…

Apple is widely expected to introduce three new iPhones in September, and ahead of time, photos of an alleged logic board for at least one of the upcoming devices have surfaced on Slashleaks. The logic board has a rectangular design, so we assume it belongs to the 2019 successor to the iPhone XR, as the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max have L-shaped logic boards. The board appears to have been manufactured…

Following last week’s big news that Jony Ive will be departing Apple, this week saw a slew of Mac-related rumors including evidence of an upcoming MacBook Pro model, word that Apple is abandoning the troublesome butterfly keyboard used on its notebooks for the past several years, and logic board problems with a “very small number” of MacBook Air units. Read on for all of the biggest news of the week, including a…

Apple in iOS 13 and iPadOS merged the Find My Friends and the Find My iPhone apps into one app that’s just called “Find My,” because, well, it’s used for finding whatever you need to find. Find My works similarly to the Find My iPhone and Find My Friends apps that were previously available, but it has a nifty new feature that’s designed to let you find your lost devices even when…