2020 iPhones may have a custom battery protection module that is nearly 50 percent smaller and thinner than the battery protection circuit in previous iPhones, according to industry sources cited by Korean website The Elec. The smaller module could free up some internal space in iPhone 12 models, potentially paving the way for a slight increase in battery capacity. The report claims the smaller module would be supplied by Korea’s ITM Semiconductor….

Procreate 5 for iPad got its official release today, introducing a completely rebuilt graphics engine and several notable new features. Under the hood, the new Valkyrie graphics engine takes full advantage of Apple’s Metal architecture and is designed to get maximum performance out of ‌iPad‌, utilizing new sophisticated shaders and running at 120fps on supported devices. On the feature front, an all-new Animation Assist toolset aims to make the creation of animatics,…

Apple plans to release the new Mac Pro and the Pro Display XDR on Tuesday, December 10, according to “Save the Date” emails that Apple began sending out to some customers this afternoon. Apple in November confirmed that the ‌Mac Pro‌ and Pro Display XDR would come in December, but until now, the company had not provided a specific date. Apple’s emails say orders will begin on December 10, so presumably shipments…

After a relatively slow Thanksgiving and Black Friday holiday week, rumors came in fast and furious this week. Noted analyst Ming-Chi Kuo was on a roll with several reports outlining expectations for new iPhones in 2020 and 2021 as well as Apple’s plans to shift to Mini-LED displays, starting next year with the 12.9-inch iPad Pro and 16-inch MacBook Pro. Other news included some issues with unexpected shutdowns on the 2019 entry-level…

In an internal document shared with Apple Authorized Service Providers today, obtained by MacRumors, Apple has indicated that some customers may report that the camera button on the Smart Battery Case for the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, or iPhone 11 Pro Max does not function correctly. Before providing service, Apple has advised technicians to ensure the iPhone is updated to the latest iOS version, noting that the camera button will not…

Apple earlier this year renewed Apple TV+ show “Dickinson” for a new season, and now casting for new roles has begun ahead of filming. According to Variety, Finn Jones and Pico Alexander will be in the second season of the show. Image credit: Rex/Shutterstock via Variety “Dickinson,” for those unfamiliar with the series, stars Hailee Steinfeld as famous American poet Emily Dickinson. The show explores the constraints of society, gender, and family…

Apple is investigating a popping sound issue with the new 16-inch MacBook Pro and plans to make a fix available in future software updates, the company has indicated in an internal document obtained by MacRumors. The memo shared with Apple Authorized Service Providers reads as follows: If a customer hears a popping sound when playback is stopped on their MacBook Pro (16-inch, 2019) When using Final Cut Pro X, Logic Pro X,…

Back in 2004, then-Wired editor Leander Kahney published The Cult of Mac, a photo-filled book containing an array of anecdotes about fans, collectors, and others with special connections to Apple and the Mac. While Kahney took the opportunity to add a chapter on the iPod when the book was published as a paperback edition a couple of years later, the book remains an interesting look at a time when Apple had only…

Apple today sent out an email detailing its latest Apple Pay promo, which is offering discounts from multiple apps ahead of the holidays. The benefits listed below are available through December 18 when checking out either in app or on the web and using ‌Apple Pay‌. 1-800-Flowers – $15 off exclusive holiday gift collection. 1stdibs – $150 off purchases of $500 or more with the code PAYFASTER. BJ’s – $10 off your…

On our 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 difficult to find new apps to download, plus it’s easy to overlook great apps that are a bit older. Our app lists include both new and old apps that…