Earlier this week, we shared a hands-on look at the Powerbeats Pro earbuds launching tomorrow, and today, we thought we’d do an in-depth comparison with the AirPods, giving MacRumors readers a closer look at the similarities and differences between the two devices. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. AirPods and Powerbeats Pro look nothing alike, as the former is designed for casual use and the latter is aimed at…

Apple today launched a new Apple Pay promotion offering discounts from a number of different companies when making an in-app purchase using Apple Pay or on the web in some cases. The springtime discounts are available through most of May, from May 9 until May 22. Each app and its Apple Pay discount is listed below, though there may be some restrictions and exclusions in the fine print when redeeming each offer….

Apple’s $749 iPhone XR was the top selling smartphone in North America during the first quarter of 2019 according to new smartphone shipment data shared today by Canalys. Apple shipped over 4.5 million iPhone XR devices during the quarter, and it made up 13 percent of total North American shipments. Samsung’s Galaxy S10+ and Galaxy S10e were the other two most popular smartphones in Q1 2019, accounting for 6 percent of shipments…

Apple is no longer offering the 5K LG UltraFine Display from the Apple Store in the United States, with the monitor now listed as “Sold Out” and unavailable for pickup in any retail location. The 5K LG display was in stock and available to be shipped just recently, so the stock shortage happened within the last few days. The listing for the display has not been eliminated from Apple’s site, so it’s…

While Apple Park was being constructed, drone pilots like Duncan Sinfield followed Apple’s progress on the buildings and landscaping, allowing us to see the campus as work progressed. Apple Park has been done for some time now and drone videos have largely stopped, but Duncan Sinfield stopped by Apple Park this morning and captured a great-looking drone video that we thought we’d share with MacRumors readers. The main ring-shaped building has all…

Eve, a company that makes HomeKit-enabled smart home products, launched its latest accessory, the Eve Energy Strip, in April. The Eve Energy Strip offers three HomeKit-connected outlets, each of which can be controlled independently through the Eve app, the Home app, and through Siri, so you can make standard home products and appliances smart. Design Design wise, the Eve Energy Strip feels a bit large and overly thick for a three outlet…

The Apple Watch Series 4 was today named one of the Displays of the Year by The Society for Information Display (SID) during the 2019 Display Industry Awards announced at Display Week, a yearly symposium and trade show. The Displays of the Year awards highlight “the high-quality innovative work taking place in the display industry at every level.” The specific category the watch won focuses on “the most significant technological advances and/or…

Apple CEO Tim Cook today visited the Mall at Millenia Apple Store in Orlando, Florida, where he met up with 16-year-old Liam Rosenfeld, one of the WWDC scholars who will be attending Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference this June. Cook was in Florida for an event that saw SAP and Apple announce an expanded partnership focused on new enterprise apps taking advantage of technologies like machine learning and AR. Cook apparently visited the…

Apple’s new wire-free Powerbeats Pro are set to launch this Friday after pre-orders became available last week, and ahead of their official debut, we were able to get a pair to test out to find out whether Apple’s latest Beats-branded earbuds are worth the $250 price tag. While Apple is planning to sell the Powerbeats Pro in four colors, including ivory, moss, navy, and black, only the black version is available right…

Apple’s chief designer Jony Ive is set to speak at the Dalkey Book Festival in Dublin, Ireland on Saturday, June 15 at 6:00 p.m. Ive will be joined by actor and comedian Stephen Fry for a session titled “The Object of Language and the Language of Objects.” Actor, comedian, raconteur, and author, Stephen Fry shares his wit and wisdom with Jony Ive, the man who, by designing three of the most iconic…