Apple is planning to expand in Seattle with an additional 2,000 new hires over the course of the next five years, Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan announced in a statement today. 333 Dexter, where Apple is rumored to be expanding in Seattle Apple has several offices in Seattle with teams working on iCloud, artificial intelligence, and Siri, and recent rumors suggested Apple was planning a major expansion, which has now been confirmed. From…

Apple today started offering the watchOS 6 beta to select AppleSeed members, allowing some non-developers to test the software for the first time. AppleSeed is a version of the public beta testing program that’s invite only, making it more selective and limited than the open betas that are provided to all public beta testers. As AppleInsider notes, some AppleSeed members are now receiving invites for watchOS 6. We are extending you an…

Apple today seeded the first beta of an upcoming tvOS 13 software update to its public beta testing group, giving non-developers a chance to try out the new software ahead of its fall public release. The first beta of tvOS 13 corresponds to the second tvOS 13 update made available to developers last week. Public beta testers can download the new update by going to the Settings app on the Apple TV…

Apple today released the first public betas of iOS 13 and iPadOS to its public beta testing group, giving non-developers a chance to test out the software ahead of its upcoming fall release. The first public beta of iOS 13 corresponds to the second developer beta released last week. Apple originally said that the public beta would be coming in July, but has apparently decided to release it a few days early….

Apple plans to release a 16-inch MacBook Pro in September, according to Jeff Lin, an analyst at research firm IHS Markit. MacRumors concept of 16-inch MacBook Pro display Lin believes the 16-inch display will be an LCD supplied by LG Display, with a resolution of 3,072×1,920 pixels, as outlined in IHS’s latest Emerging PC Market Tracker report, published Thursday and obtained by Forbes. IHS Markit via Forbes For comparison, the 15-inch MacBook…

Apple plans to refresh its MacBook Air lineup with faster processors in September, according to IHS Markit analyst Jeff Lin’s latest Emerging PC Market Tracker report, published Thursday and shared by Forbes: Apple is also expected to update the 13.3-inch MacBook Pro and Retina MacBook Air with the new MacOS Catalina and new processors in September, according to Lin. Forbes also cites Lin as saying the 13-inch MacBook Pro receiving a processor…

Apple today shared three new ads on its YouTube channel in Australia, highlighting iMessage encryption, App Store privacy, and iPhone recycling, as part of its ongoing “That’s iPhone” marketing campaign around the world. Apple also shared a new Shot on iPhone XS video and a companion behind-the-scenes video on its main YouTube channel on Saturday: The video was shot on the iPhone by Donghoon Jun and James Thornton of Incite, in collaboration…

When Apple has to make a difficult decision regarding an app in the App Store, its fate is determined in a meeting of a group called the Executive Review Board or ERB, led by Apple marketing chief Phil Schiller. The detail was shared in a CNBC report on how the App Store works, which gives an inside look at Apple’s App Store review team. The Executive Review Board meets once per week…

Apple’s upcoming Apple Card credit card is now being tested by both its corporate and retail employees ahead of a planned summer launch, and unsurprisingly, some images of the card have leaked out. We already know what the Apple Card looks like thanks to Apple’s promotional materials, but it’s still interesting to see the design in person, with iMore sharing some photos provided by an Apple employee. In person, the titanium card…

For this week’s giveaway, we’ve teamed up with Tap to give MacRumors readers a chance to win one of the company’s wearable keyboards, which Tap believes is the keyboard of the future. Available for $199, the Tap is a keyboard that’s unlike anything else that you’ve used because it turns your fingers into the keys, letting you type letters, numbers, and symbols with simple taps. The Tap uses a series of finger-worn…