Accessory maker Mophie today announced a new line of Powerstation battery packs with multiple charging ports, including a USB-C port with both input and output functionality, meaning that it can be used to both charge the battery pack itself and charge connected devices like an iPhone or iPad. In addition to USB-C, the battery packs have either one or two USB-A ports depending on the model for charging multiple devices simultaneously. Each…

Twelve South today announced a new version of its iconic BookBook case for iPad, which has been designed for Apple’s latest 11 and 12.9-inch iPad Pro models. BookBook Volume 2, like other iPad BookBooks, is a handmade leather case that’s been designed to look like a classic book. There’s a built-in shell that holds your iPad Pro in place, and when opened up, the leather case serves as a display stand when…

Hong Kong-based designer Philip Lee has turned several of Apple’s Macs into figurines, and recently, he introduced his latest product, a Mac-inspired plush. The Classicbot Classic Giant Plush is modeled after Lee’s Classicbot toy figurine, which is, in turn, designed to look like an anthropomorphic version of the Macintosh Classic. Priced at $72, the Classicbot Giant Plush is rather expensive, but like Lee’s smaller figurines, it’s been designed with quite a lot…

Moment, a company known for its popular lenses designed for iPhones, today came out with a new series of bags and wallet cases that are meant to be used with the lenses. There’s a new Moment Fanny Sling ($69.99) and Moment Crossbody Wallet (starting at $54.99), which you can use to store your lenses and other iPhone-related essentials. The Moment Fanny Sling, available in a canvas material, offers seven adjustment points so…

Following Apple’s shift to California-themed names for its Mac operating systems with OS X Mavericks back in 2013, Apple appeared to take steps to protect a number of other California-related names by filing for trademarks under a series of shell companies intended to mask the true identity of the applicant. All told, we identified 19 trademarks that were applied for under six different companies that all appeared to be Apple shell companies….

Four years after 3D Touch debuted on the iPhone 6s, the pressure-sensitive feature appears to be on the chopping block. Last week, in a research note shared with MacRumors, a team of Barclays analysts “confirmed” that 3D Touch “will be eliminated” in all 2019 iPhones, as they predicted back in August 2018. The analysts gathered this information from Apple suppliers following a trip to Asia earlier this month. This isn’t the first…

Earlier this month, the Trump administration added Huawei to a trade blacklist over national security concerns, effectively forbidding U.S. companies from doing business with the Chinese smartphone and telecom giant. As the U.S.-China trade war continues to escalate, it has been suggested that China could retaliate to the Huawei ban by enforcing a similar ban on a large American company like Apple. However, even Huawei’s own founder Ren Zhengfei admitted that he…

In a recent op-ed for The New York Times, Google CEO Sundar Pichai said that “privacy cannot be a luxury good offered only to people who can afford to buy premium products and services,” a comment that some viewed as a dig at Apple. Craig Federighi at WWDC 2018 Apple’s software engineering chief Craig Federighi has unsurprisingly disagreed with that position. In an interview with The Independent, he said that Apple aspires…

Apple today announced that its Apple Maps vehicles are now surveying Canada. Apple Maps vehicle on Renforth Drive in Toronto via Reddit user whatifyoutry The vehicles will drive across all 10 provinces between May and November, including British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Québec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Labrador, and Prince Edward Island. The vehicles have already been spotted in the Toronto area. Absent from Apple’s list are the northern…

This Monday, May 27 is Memorial Day, a federal holiday in the United States that honors individuals who have died while serving in the Armed Forces. Marking the unofficial beginning of the summer, the holiday also comes with numerous shopping discounts and sales from many companies that sell Apple products and related accessories. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with these vendors. When you click a link and make a purchase, we…