Apple TV+ had been slowly gaining market share since its launch in 2019, while platforms like Netflix continue to lose subscribers to smaller streaming services. But the latest research from JustWatch shows that Apple TV+’s global market share shrank last year, which resulted in the platform being overtaken by its competitor Paramount+.Expand Expanding Close
Filipe Espósito is a Brazilian tech Journalist who started covering Apple news on iHelp BR with some exclusive scoops, including the reveal of the new Apple Watch Series 5 models in titanium and ceramic. He joined 9to5Mac in 2019 to share even more exclusive details about Apple’s plans.
Filipe currently uses an iPhone 14 Pro Max, Apple Watch Series 7, M2 iPad Pro, M1 MacBook Air, and AirPods Pro (2nd gen) as his main devices.
Apple Music still doesn’t offer collaborative playlists, but Caset is an iOS app that solves that problem by letting users create collaborative “mixtapes” with their friends. With its latest update, Caset now offers seamless sync with Apple Music, making collaborative mixtapes even easier to manage.Expand Expanding Close
Apple unveiled a new yellow model for the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus earlier this year, following its trend of introducing new colors for the current generation iPhone every spring. While the yellow iPhone 14 has exactly the same hardware as the other color options, it comes with a new yellow wallpaper to match its color. And you can download this new wallpaper for your devices right here.Expand Expanding Close
WhatsApp on Wednesday announced new features to enhance the group chat experience on its platform. With its latest update, the popular instant messaging app now lets admins decide who can join a group. In addition, it has become easier to check which groups you have in common with other contacts.Expand Expanding Close
iOS 15 introduced new Voice Isolation and Wide Spectrum modes to change audio capture using the iPhone’s built-in microphone. However, these modes were only available for FaceTime calls and some third-party apps. But with iOS 16.4, Apple is bringing Voice Isolation to cellular calls as well.Expand Expanding Close
Update: According to our sources, despite supporting features like Hey Siri, the new Beats Studio Buds+ will still use a custom Beats chip instead of Apple’s H1/H2. Original story below.
iOS 16.4 is coming soon with a bunch of new features, including new emoji, web app notifications, and more. But under the hood, today’s RC update adds support for an unreleased Beats Studio Buds+, as discovered by 9to5Mac. Read on as we detail what to expect from these new wireless earbuds from Beats.Expand Expanding Close
Apple today is rolling out iOS 16.4 RC (Release Candidate) to developers, just a week after the release of the previous beta. As we’ve covered in-depth over the last month, iOS 16.4 includes a number of new features and changes for iPhone users.Expand Expanding Close
Based on the latest reports, iPhone 15 will be the one to finally ditch the Lightning connector in favor of USB-C. However, although USB-C has become an industry standard, Apple still plans to limit it somewhat on the iPhone. Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo reported on Monday that the USB-C port will enable faster charging speeds for the iPhone 15, but only with certified cables.Expand Expanding Close
Apple entered the smart home accessories segment back in 2014 with iOS 8, which introduced the HomeKit API to integrate such products with Siri. But it wasn’t until 2017 that Apple announced HomePod, its first smart speaker and overall first smart home device.
The company now has two different models of HomePod, but according to rumors, Apple wants to further expand this lineup in the near future. Here’s everything we know about what Apple has been working on for its smart home product lineup.Expand Expanding Close
Artificial intelligence has been with us for years, even in the little things like identifying the faces in a picture to the recommendations we see in our favorite apps. But more recently, we’ve seen new types of AI capable of doing things unimaginable years ago. This new type of AI is changing how people interact with technology. But at the same time, Apple is clearly falling behind its competitors.Expand Expanding Close
Earlier this year, Meta announced its plans to introduce a new paid subscription that will let users verify the authenticity of their account via a government ID to get a blue checkmark on Facebook and Instagram. Starting today, users located in the US can subscribe to Meta Verified.Expand Expanding Close
Ted Lasso has become the most popular show on Apple TV+. Since its premiere in 2020, the show has conquered not only lots of fans around the world, but also multiple important awards such as Golden Globe and Critics’ Choice. But what about the other shows? JustWatch has now shared a list of what Apple TV+ subscribers have been watching the most on the streaming platform.Expand Expanding Close
Last year, Apple introduced passkeys support with iOS 16 and macOS Ventura. The technology was created by the FIDO Alliance in partnership with Apple, Google, and Microsoft, and it aims to replace traditional passwords with new, more secure passwordless sign-in methods. Now passkey support is also coming to the NordPass password manager.Expand Expanding Close
You’re probably familiar with the shortcut Command + F, which lets you easily find specific words or phrases within a document or webpage. However, at least when it comes to Safari, there aren’t many options for customizing this search. With The Magic Highlighter, users can take searching for words on web pages to the next level.Expand Expanding Close
The privacy-focused web browser Brave has been working on a lot of new features recently, but this time they’re bringing a feature already available in the mobile version of the browser to the desktop version. The latest version of Brave Browser comes with Firewall + VPN, which encrypts and protects the user’s data while surfing the web.Expand Expanding Close
‘realityOS’ platform referenced in open source code from Apple ahead of Reality Pro mixed reality headset
Apple has reportedly been working on a new mixed reality headset, which is expected to be announced sometime this year. We’ve been hearing a lot of rumors about this product, but now there’s new evidence about its existence – and it comes from Apple. Open source code provided by the company itself now references the “realityOS” platform.Expand Expanding Close
It’s been years since we have seen artificial intelligence implemented in many software applications, but more recently ChatGPT and other similar AI have become extremely popular for their ability to generate text, images, and even code. With the announcement of the new GPT-4 from OpenAI this week, users are already exploring its potential. It can even create iPhone apps using SwiftUI.Expand Expanding Close
CardioBot is a popular app that uses health data from the Apple Watch to show how users can live a healthier life by flagging notable patterns. The app has now been updated with a new feature that uses this same data obtained through the Apple Watch to measure stress levels.Expand Expanding Close
Smartphone cameras get better every year, but compact sensors still have many limitations, especially when it comes to photos in the dark and zooming. Samsung was one of the first to add a periscope lens to its smartphones for better zoom. With this lens, users can even take pictures of the moon with their phone. But this has become a controversy as some users have questioned whether these photos are in fact real. And I say they are.Expand Expanding Close
Tripsy is a powerful app that helps people plan their trips with complete itineraries. With its latest update, Tripsy is getting new features that will make the process of organizing a trip even easier. This includes support for weather conditions, time zone changes, and a customizable dashboard.Expand Expanding Close
When the App Store was announced in 2008, it opened the door for many developers to bring games to the iPhone and the iPod touch. Apple’s devices became known for having popular mobile games like Super Monkey Ball, Flight Control, and Angry Birds. Over time, some of these games were discontinued and never again received updates to run on more modern devices. But one developer created a way to emulate them on a computer.Expand Expanding Close
Apple this year introduced a new HomePod that looks exactly like the original model announced in 2017 and discontinued in 2021. However, amid rumors of the company working on a new product that combines the iPad, Apple TV, and HomePod into a single device, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has now reported that Apple will announce a new HomePod with a built-in 7-inch display in early 2024.Expand Expanding Close