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Apple Stores Get New Diagnostic Tool for iPhones With Unexpected Restart Issues

Apple Stores and Apple Authorized Service Providers have a new tool in their arsenal to determine if a customer's iPhone is unexpectedly restarting. When a customer with an iPhone 11 or newer indicates their device is unexpectedly restarting, Apple Stores and Apple Authorized Service Providers can run a new "System Stability" diagnostic tool, which will evaluate the device's analytics logs to determine if multiple unexpected restarts have taken place over the previous 14 days. If the diagnostic determines unexpected restarts have taken place, Apple advises technicians to proceed with a hardware repair, according to an internal memo obtained by MacRumors . If the diagnostic passes, Apple advises technicians to direct the customer to a new support document with hardware and software troubleshooting tips. The new diagnostic tool provides Apple technicians with a fa

AltStore allows limited sideloading of iPhone apps Apple doesn't approve

As Apple faces pressure to open up the iPhone to third-party App Store providers, one developer has been helping users sideload apps since 2019 — and has issues with overbroad legislation demanding users be able to sideload. Apple has been persistently consistent and clear on its view that sideloading brings malware risks , and it's going to take changes in the law to make it allow unapproved apps onto the iPhone . Yet developer Riley Testut has been using one of Apple's own tools to allow users to install apps from outside Apple's curated App Store. According to Fast Company , AltStore has been downloaded over 1.5 million times since its 2019 launch . It reportedly has over 300,000 active monthly users, and almost 6,000 of those contribute to Testut's Patreon, paying over $14,500 for him to work on the service full time.

Apple Mac Mini M1 drops to its lowest ever price at Amazon

The Apple Mac Mini M1 stuffs a whole lot of computing power into a tiny box. Don’t let its size fool you, it’s faster, cheaper and overall better than its predecessors. So, when it goes on sale, we pay attention. For a limited time,  Amazon is offering the Mac Mini M1 for $570 . That’s $129 off and the lowest price we’ve ever seen for Apple’s M1 Mac. Note, the Amazon product listing notes the device is on sale for $669 but an on-screen digital coupon takes an extra $99 off at checkout. This is one of the  best Apple deals  of the year and comes in the wake of Amazon dropping the  Apple Watch 7 to its lowest ever price  as well. Apple Mac Mini M1: was $699 now $570 @ Amazon The new Mac Mini marries great value with potent performance. It houses Apple's epic M1 chip within a small form factor. Offering strong performance, and support for two large monitors, it's

Apple will reportedly no longer fix iPhones flagged as stolen or missing

Apple technicians will check devices' IMEI before accepting them for repair.  Apple technicians will decline to fix iPhones that had been reported as stolen or lost, according to MacRumors . The tech giant has reportedly sent out a memo to Apple Stores and authorized providers not to accept a device for repair if they get a notice on their internal MobileGenius or GSX systems that the phone had been marked as missing. Presumably, that means technicians will check a device's IMEI against the GSMA Device Registry when a customer brings it in for repair.  The GSMA registry is a global database where owners can register their devices' IMEI and designate a status for them, such as whether they'd been lost, stolen or were fraudulently obtained. This move expands Apple's existing policy to decline repairs for devices whose owners cannot disable the Find My iPhone feature. It could discourage mo

Apple's AirPods Max headphones fall to $439 at Amazon

That's $110 off the regular price. Apple's AirPods Max headphones offer excellent sound, solid active noise cancellation (ANC) and good battery life, but the regular $549 price is a bit hard to swallow. Now, you can pick a pair up at Amazon for just $439 , or $110 (20 percent) off. That's close to the lowest price we've seen at Amazon, and you can choose between three colors: Sky Blue, Silver and Pink. Buy Apple AirPods Max at Amazon - $439 The AirPods Max achieved a solid 84 Engadget review score and made our latest list of favorite headphones , thanks to their high sound quality, effective noise-cancellation and reliable controls. They offer a uniquely Apple-esque design, and despite being slightly heavier than Sony’s WH-1000XM4 cans, are comfortable to wear. Once you get used to it, the rotating crown makes it easy to adjust sound. Audio quality is more natural than other headphones we've t

The new 2022 Apple iPad Air is on sale at Amazon for $29 off—shop this rare deal today

Because Apple products rarely go on sale, especially brand new Apple releases, this Amazon deal for the 2022 Apple iPad Air is worth grabbing. The new tablet was just released this month and is already reduced from its original list price of $599 for the 64GB Wi-Fi version and $749 for the 256GB to just $569.99 and $719.99, respectively, saving you $29.01 for either option. Buy at amazon The Amazon sale price applies to all five color options of the sleek and feature-rich tablet, including blue, pink, purple, space gray and starlight. The 2022 Apple iPad Air has plenty of new features compared to the 2020 model that we called our all-time favorite tablet and one of the absolute best Apple products you can buy. Like the 2020 version, it has a 10.9-inch liquid retina display, aluminum body, front-facing camera, USB-C charging and fun colored finishes. But, its M1 chip is much faster and more powerful, which will come in handy when using grap

Apple resolves iCloud outages after myriad of services went down globally

Apple's iCloud experienced issues on Monday, with unexpected downtime impacting some of Apple's online services for a number of users. Starting from 12:50 p.m. eastern on Monday, AppleInsider staff encountered problems with various Apple services. This included iCloud going down, which is a key element that impacts other services and apps with online components. This included Mail, which became unreliable in fetching messages for multiple staff. Some found Apple News wasn't loading stories, while Apple Music on Mac fails to bring up any pages at all. A few minutes after initial publication, AppleInsider staff encountered further problems with iMessage, as well as Apple Maps . However, at the outset, the outages appeared to affect users in different ways, with some experiencing normal access for some apps, but not others. At the time the outages were spotted, DownDetector reports a lot of Apple services received a spike in reports, including Apple TV+ , App

Apple's iPhone 13 Pro in Alpine Green: Hands on

While the Alpine Green color is the only thing that Apple added to the  iPhone 13 Pro  at the latest Apple event, it is a welcome addition to the lineup. Here's what it looks like. At the Peek Performance spring event, Apple released two new versions of its latest handset. This is has started to become commonplace for Apple as seemingly a way to juice sales halfway through a new iPhone's lifespan. In previous years it brought (PRODUCT)Red versions of its devices and last year we got anew purple colorfor theiPhone 12and iPhone 12 mini. This year we got two new green hues, not just for the base phones, but the pro models as well. The  iPhone 13  now comes in "green" while the iPhone 13 Pro has an indiscriminately-named Alpine Green color. A new pro colorway Alpine Green joins Sierra Blue, graphite, gold, and silver i

Where to Watch Jared Leto and Anne Hathaway in ‘WeCrashed’ Online

Apple TV+ Jared Leto  has done it again. The method actor, known for his  extreme on-screen transformations , is almost unrecognizable in his performance as Adam Neumann, the charismatic founder of the WeWork communal workspace venture, in the new Apple TV series  WeCrashed . The first three episodes of the eight-part miniseries hit Apple TV Plus on Friday, March 18. With the help of a dialect coach and an expert hair and makeup team, Leto disappears into the real-life character of Neumann, whose idea for a single co-working space eventually became WeWork, a $47 billion start-up. Inspired by real events, the eight-episode drama details the extreme rise and fall of the company through the eyes of Neumann and his wife, Rebekah (played by  Anne Hathaway ), whose chaotic love story fueled the creation and sudden crash of one of the world's most valuable start-ups. The Oscar-winning pair stars with Kyle Marvin,  America Ferrera  and O-T Fagbenle in the limited-series based on the hit Wo

Apple iPad Air (2022) review: it’s the nice one

The new iPad Air is a blend of familiar features with predictable results Much of the new iPad Air from Apple is a known quantity. The design, screen, speakers, rear camera, and fingerprint scanner are all carried over from the 2020 model. The updated front-facing camera with Apple’s Center Stage feature can be found across the entire iPad line. It’s compatible with all the same cases, keyboard, and stylus accessories as before. And the M1 chip inside the new Air is lifted right from last year’s iPad Pro and the MacBook Air , MacBook Pro , Mac Mini , and iMac . What’s new is that you can get that combination of features in a tablet that starts at $599. That’s now the lowest price you can get access to Apple’s impressive M1 processor, undercutting even the value-driven (and screenless) Mac Mini. You also have the option of 5G for slightly faster-than-LTE cellular speeds. Oh, and there are a couple of new colors this time around, includi

6 things Apple stole from Android at WWDC— and one that Google should steal

Every year, Apple and Google trade ideas for their newest versions of iOS and Android, respectively. But this year, during Apple's WWDC 2021, it seems like Apple purloined more than a few ideas that Google's integrated into Android over the last few years. Millions of iOS users won't get their hands on iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 until later this year, so until then, we don't know until then how the new features will fare in the real world. For now, here's a tongue-in-cheek look at six features Apple, um, borrowed from Android with its latest software releases. Jump to: iPad widgets and app drawer Live Text Apple Maps AR navigation iOS notifications New Siri capabilities Apple Photos Bonus: What Google needs to steal iPad widgets and app drawer iPad OS 15 introduced two big new updates for the iPad home screen today: widgets and the App Library. If you think this sounds awfully familiar, there's a good reason for that. 2020's iOS 14 introduced both

Apple pays out millions in compensation to student after iPhone repair facility shared her explicit personal images online

  Apple has settled a case with a 21-year-old student after she sent her iPhone to a repair facility in 2016 only to find that employees had uploaded personal explicit images and videos to her Facebook account from the phone during the repair process. The student had sent in her iPhone to Apple to get repaired. The invasion of privacy ultimately took place at a repair center in California, run by Pegatron, an Apple contractor. The Telegraph reports Apple paid out millions in settlement compensation. Apple prides itself on its commitments to privacy and data security. Unfortunately, in this instance, those priorities were not upheld at its contractor’s facility. About 10 images and videos from her personal on-device photo library were shared online by the repair technicians. The lawsuit was suing Apple for invasion of privacy and infliction of emotional distress. The employees involved were fired. While it was being fixed, the two technicians posted “10 photos of her in various stages o

Are rumors true that Apple will release a new iPod Touch? We sure hope so!

Apple is rumored to launch a new iPod Touch later this year, but why? The rumor mill has been buzzing that Apple is gearing up to release a new iPod Touch this fall to celebrate 20 years since the iPod lineup launched. That may not sound too exciting for many, especially since most people own smartphones that can do more or less the same thing as an iPod Touch, but with the bonus of a cellular modem. However, I think it's a great idea for Apple to launch a new model. And even though I'm an Android kinda guy, a new iPod Touch is something that I've wanted for years . I'll start by saying that I've never owned an iPhone and probably never will. That said, I've owned quite a few iPod Touch models, up until the 6th-generation, which was released in 2015. As the iPhone and iPad exploded, the iPod line waned in relevance, especially since most of the line was dropped in 2017, leaving the iPod Touch to fend for itself. And even then, any updated versions only recei

Black iPhone 13 Pro will reportedly be a lot darker than Graphite and Space Grey Apple products

Back in March, it was reported that the iPhone 13 Pro lineup would include a matte black color option and the same sources are now back with more details. In a new video, YouTuber Filip Koroy shares with us a couple of exclusives about the iPhone 13 series. The intel comes from leaker Max Weinbach. The iPhone 13 will allegedly come in a black hue that would be much darker than iPhone 12 Pro and Pro Max's Graphite paintjob. To give us a sense of the shade, the video says it will be close to the Hex color code 121212. The Space Grey color offered for iPads and MacBooks is the darkest hue available on Apple devices right now and iPhone 13's Pro's black colorway is seemingly going to be even darker. According to previously reported information, the option will be borderline black and it will have a matte finish. The Pro models are also rumored to feature a new stainless steel coating to reduce smudges and fingerprints. Apple always offers a black or near-black iPhone

Apple TV arrives on the NVIDIA Shield and other Android TV devices

NVIDIA announced it first, but it's coming to all Android TV devices. What you need to know The Apple TV app is now available on Android TVs. It brings access to exclusives like Ted Lasso and Home Before Dark. On the NVIDIA Shield, the Apple TV app supports both Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos. The Apple TV app is now available on Android TV platform via the Google Play Store . While it was announced to be coming specifically to NVIDIA Shield devices, a Google spokesperson confirmed to Android Central that "starting today, the Apple TV app is rolling out to the Android TV OS ecosystem." The Apple TV app had made its first appearance on the Chromecast with Google TV but was promised to be coming to other Android TV devices in the future. Now that it's here, it brings access to popular Apple TV Original shows as Ted Lasso, The Morning Show, and others. It also makes using an Apple TV+ subscription in an Android household more feasible. You'll also be able

Concept dreams up the Apple Pro Mouse with reversible design, ‘Taptic Sidebar,’ more

While Apple works on the next-gen Mac Pro , a new concept imagines what a redesigned and improved mouse might look like to go along with it. The “Apple Pro Mouse” features a reversible design, improved ergonomics, “Taptic Sidebar” for custom gestures, and even the ability to use it while charging! Vincent Lin shared the Apple Pro Mouse concept on Behance saying the Magic Mouse is “beautiful” but has a lot of room to improve. Introducing Pro Mouse – A perfect shape of ergonomic design for both hands and revolutionary interacting gesture. Beyond coming in space gray, the Apple Pro Mouse concept blends the minimalist design of the Magic Mouse with the ergonomics found on mice like Logitech’s MX Master series. But taking that further, the concept shows the Pro Mouse with a reversible design to make it work for both right and left-handed users. Evolving on the functionality of the Magic Mouse, Pro Mouse borrows from the Magic Trackpad and the iPhone’s Taptic Engine for the Taptic Sidebar