Apple this week extended its worldwide 13-inch MacBook Pro Display Backlight Service Program, authorizing coverage for eligible notebooks for up to five years after the original purchase date or up to three years after the start date of the program, whichever is longer. The previous cutoff was four years after the original purchase date. Apple launched the program on May 21, 2019 after determining that a “very small percentage” of 13-inch MacBook…

Twitter user @DongleBookPro has today shared images of a prototype iPhone 5s in an unreleased Black and Slate color. The ‌iPhone‌ 5s was launched in September 2013. The device featured Touch ID, a 64-bit processor, and a True Tone LED flash for the first time. Other new features included a five-element lens with an f/2.2 aperture, a 15 percent larger camera sensor, Burst Mode, and Slo-Mo 720p video capture at 120 frames…

Apple introduced a new M1 MacBook Pro in November of 2020, but the new model didn’t include any design changes. That’s going to change in 2021, with rumors suggesting Apple has a major MacBook Pro design refresh in the works. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. The 14 and 16-inch MacBook Pro models that are coming in 2021 will feature the most significant design overhaul to the MacBook Pro…

Apple has started “early work” on an iPhone that has a foldable display, according to a new report from Bloomberg‘s Mark Gurman. Though testing of a foldable ‌iPhone‌ has begun, Apple has not committed to releasing a device that has a foldable display. Development has not yet expanded beyond a display and Apple does not have full foldable ‌iPhone‌ prototypes in its labs. Like foldable smartphones from other companies, a foldable ‌iPhone‌…

Apple this week implemented a server side blocking mechanism to prevent M1 Mac owners from sideloading iOS apps that have not been made available on the Mac by iOS app developers. Image via 9to5Mac As noted by 9to5Mac, it is no longer possible to use third-party apps like iMazing to obtain an app .ipa file to install it on an ‌M1‌ Mac, a workaround that has been available since M1 Macs launched….

Apple has not been successful in reducing the amount of money that it owes VirnetX in patent infringement fees, with the Cupertino company today losing an appeal that would have vacated or reduced a $502.8 million award. According to Reuters, a federal judge today denied Apple’s request for a new trial and claims that the award should not exceed $113.7 million. Apple must pay the original $502.8 million that was awarded to…

Surprise late night rumors last night provided us with our first in-depth look at what we can expect from the new MacBook Pro models that are coming in 2021, and there are some significant changes in the works. Along with additional ports, a new flat-edged design, and the removal of the Touch Bar, Apple’s updated MacBook Pro machines will readopt MagSafe. MagSafe in the 2021 MacBook Pro Models Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo…

Apple is working on two new MacBook Pro models that will feature significant design changes, well-respected Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said today in a note to investors that was obtained by MacRumors. According to Kuo, Apple is developing two models in 14 and 16-inch size options. The new MacBook Pro machines will feature a flat-edged design, which Kuo describes as “similar to the iPhone 12” with no curves like current models. It…

Shazam, the music discovery and identification app owned by Apple, today shared a Shazam Predictions 2021 playlist that’s available on Apple Music. The playlist features a list of 50 songs from up-and-coming artists that Shazam believes are “poised to make a splash.” The data was calculated using Shazam’s predictive algorithms, with the 50 tracks hand-selected from ‌Apple Music‌’s global editorial team. The songs all show early and consistent momentum in Shazam activity…