For this week’s giveaway, we’ve teamed up with WaterField Designs to offer MacRumors readers a chance to win a Tech Folio or Tech Folio Plus, which are cases that are designed for the 10.5 and 12.9-inch iPad Pro models. Priced at $119 for the Tech Folio (for the 10.5-inch iPad) and $149 for the Tech Folio Plus (for the 12.9-inch iPad), the two accessories are available for purchase in a ballistic black…

In macOS Mojave, Apple introduced a new notarization feature for apps distributed outside of the Mac App Store that’s designed to further protect users from malicious Mac apps. Apple is encouraging Mac app developers to submit their apps to Apple to be notarized. An Apple-notarized Mac app comes with a “more streamlined Gatekeeper dialog” to assure users that an app is not known malware. Apple already provides trusted non Mac App Store…

Apple has taken its online storefront down to prepare for pre-orders for the 6.1-inch iPhone XR, the third iPhone in the 2018 iPhone lineup. Apple will begin accepting orders for the iPhone XR at 12:01 a.m. Pacific Time or 3:01 a.m. Eastern Time on Friday, October 19. In other countries, pre-order times will vary based on local time zone. Pre-orders will kick off at 6:01 p.m. in Sydney, for example, 3:01 p.m….

Apple’s upcoming iPad Pro models will feature a USB-C port instead of a traditional Lightning port, according to information gathered from accessory makers at the Global Source Mobile Electronics Trade Fair by Japanese site Mac Otakara. The trade fair kicked off today and Mac Otakara heard “talk” from manufacturers attending the event about a switch to USB-C. iPad Pro mockup by Álvaro Pabesio This isn’t the first time we’ve heard of Apple’s…

Pre-orders for the iPhone XR will kick off on Friday, October 19 at 12:01 a.m. Pacific Time, allowing customers to purchase the third flagship iPhone in the 2018 iPhone lineup. Apple is planning to make the new devices available in multiple countries around the world simultaneously, so we’ve created a list of when pre-orders will kick off all around the world. Australia West – 3:01 p.m. AWST Australia East – 6:01 p.m….

Apple today sent out emails highlighting its latest Apple Pay promotion, which offers Apple Pay users a $25 coupon after they spend $100 at Oakley.com. To get the reward, users must make a purchase of $100 or more from the Oakley website and then use Apple Pay as a payment option when checking out. The discount is not immediate and will not apply to the $100 purchase, but will instead be provided…

Mophie today announced the launch of the new Powerstation USB-C 3XL, which has been designed to charge Apple’s line of MacBook devices. The fabric-covered Powerstation USB-C 3XL includes a 26,000mAh battery that Mophie says is able to provide a 12-inch MacBook with up to 18 hours of additional battery life. It is Mophie’s largest Powerstation to date. Though designed to charge the MacBook at full speed, the 45W Powerstation USB-C 3XL can…

Apple now allows its customers to download a copy of their personally identifiable data from Apple apps and services. This can include purchase or app usage history, Apple Music and Game Center statistics, marketing history, AppleCare support history, and any data stored on Apple servers, including the likes of calendars, photos, and documents. This article outlines the steps you need to take to request a copy of your data from Apple. As…

On our MacRumors YouTube channel, we have an ongoing video series that’s designed to highlight new, interesting, and useful iOS apps that we think are worth downloading and checking out. There are so many apps in the iOS App Store that it can be hard to find new apps and it’s also easy to overlook great apps that are a bit older. Our app lists include both new and old apps that…

Caviar, a site known for creating extravagant, expensive replacement casings for Apple’s iPhone models, today announced the launch of its latest custom creation, an iPhone XS with a built-in skeleton watch. The Grand Complications Skeleton collection, inspired by luxury watches, features iPhone XS and XS Max models in titanium, pink gold, and black and gold, all of which have mechanical watch components included right in the casing. The front of the iPhone…