Apple is now in advanced talks to purchase Intel’s smartphone modem chip business, reports The Wall Street Journal, citing people familiar with Apple’s plans. A deal that covers a portfolio of patents and staff valued at $1 billion or more could be established as soon as next week if the talks continue. Apple and Intel have reportedly been in on and off talks for approximately a year. As reported earlier, the talks…

Apple’s iPhone XR was the best selling iPhone in the third fiscal quarter of 2019, according to new data shared today by Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP). The iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR models accounted for 67 percent of all U.S. iPhone sales during the third quarter of 2019, with the iPhone XR alone accounting for 48 percent of sales. The iPhone’s 48 percent share of smartphone sales during…

Apple recently hired Steve MacManus, a former Tesla executive in charge of engineering for car exteriors and interiors, reports Bloomberg. MacManus joined Tesla at 2015 and has also worked at Jaguar Land Rover, Bentley Motors, and Aston Martin. According to his LinkedIn profile, MacManus is now a “Senior Director” at Apple, with no additional information provided. While his interior design skills are applicable to Apple’s car team, Bloomberg believes he could also…

@philm wrote: Hello community, I am happy to announce another Testing Update. Mostly we have Firefox and Deepin updates with this one. EABxh41WsAERLpB.jpg956×584 Some might noticed that since the #snapcraftsummit a lot of package changes went into Manjaro and our available RCs. Also we didn’t yet announce 18.1.0-rc5 officially yet. We are still polishing the snap experience for our users. XFCE and Gnome will come with Gnome-Software and our KDE edition has…

Upon returning to Apple in the late 1990s, Steve Jobs came up with a 2×2 product grid in an effort to simplify Apple’s then-bloated lineup of computers. The grid was split into four quadrants, including a professional desktop, a consumer desktop, a professional portable, and a consumer portable. Today marks the 20th anniversary of Jobs unveiling the fourth and final product in the grid, the iBook, at the 1999 Macworld Expo in…

After a busy few weeks of news and rumors, things slowed down a little bit this week, but there were still some major stories worth highlighting. Those include our first hands-on look at dummy models of all three upcoming iPhone models, a new iOS 13 beta with some interesting changes and tweaks, a possibility of Apple’s old six-color rainbow logo returning to some products, and of course some emoji news! Read on…

For this week’s giveaway, we’ve teamed up with Reolink to offer MacRumors readers a chance to win an Argus 2 wire-free rechargeable home camera and a solar panel for charging it up outdoors. The Argus 2, priced at $99, is a wire-free battery-powered home security camera that connects to your 2.4GHz home Wi-Fi setup to let you keep an eye on what’s going on in or outside of your house. It features…

Apple Music has renamed its “The A-List: Hip-Hop” playlist to “Rap Life.” Ebro Darden, global editorial head of hip-hop and R&B at Apple Music, will host a companion “Rap Life” segment during his daily Beats 1 show and there will also be a weekly show called “Rap Life” which will feature music from the playlist and cultural discussions around hip-hop, according to Billboard. The playlist’s description: Rap isn’t just a genre. There’s…

Samsung is believed to be Apple’s exclusive supplier of OLED displays for iPhones, but it may have company soon. In a research note shared with MacRumors, Barclays analysts said fellow Korean company LG will likely support OLED display production for 2019 iPhones, possibly followed by Chinese manufacturer BOE as early as 2020. Multiple reports have indicated that Apple may tap LG and BOE as additional OLED display suppliers. Apple aims to diversify…

An Israeli security firm claims it has developed a smartphone surveillance tool that can harvest not only a user’s local data but also all their device’s communications with cloud-based services provided by the likes of Apple, Google, Amazon, and Microsoft. According to a report from the Financial Times [paywalled], the latest Pegasus spyware sold by NSO Group is being marketed to potential clients as a way to target data uploaded to the…