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…

Apple today released the seventh beta of iOS 13, and an image hidden within the update suggest Apple is going to hold an event to show off new iPhones on Tuesday, September 10. An iOS 13 screenshot in the beta, covertly named “HoldForRelease,” features the Calendar app with the date set to Tuesday the 10th. The screenshot was originally found by iHelpBR, and the site points out that a similar screenshot was…

Apple has refreshed several of its Macs in 2019, including the MacBook Air, the MacBook Pro, and the iMac, so we thought it would be a good time to round up some useful Mac accessories. In our latest YouTube video, MacRumors videographer Dan Barbera goes over some of his favorite products that he uses with his own Mac. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. Incase Textured Hardshell Case in…

Apple last week announced an Apple Card Preview period and has since been rolling out Apple Card availability to many iPhone users ahead of a wider launch. Apple aimed to make the Apple Card available to as many people as possible and there have been reports of people with credit scores in the 600s being approved, but there are still reasons why someone might get denied. In a new support document shared…

Last week, iPhone repair site iFixit highlighted a new iPhone feature described as a “dormant software lock” designed to prevent customers who get unauthorized battery repairs from seeing the battery health of their devices. On an iPhone XS, XS Max, or iPhone XR, getting a repair from a non-Apple authorized source results in a message that says “Unable to verify this iPhone has a genuine battery,” with the iPhone refusing to display…