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Like shoppers, Apple shows reduced interest in buying phones

Enlarge / Apple will pay you less for this iPhone 13 Pro Max than it used to. (credit: Samuel Axon) As spotted by MacRumors on Wednesday, Apple has cut the trade-in values of iPhones by up to $80, with the biggest cuts coming to the iPhone 13 Pro Max ($570 trade-in value versus $650 before) and the iPhone 13 Pro ($470 versus $550)....

Apple beefs up smartphone services in “silent war” against Google

Enlarge / Apple allegedly still holds a ‘grudge’ against Google ever since co-founder Steve Jobs called its rival Android operating system a "stolen product." (credit: FT montage/Reuters) Apple is taking steps to separate its mobile operating system from features offered by Google parent Alphabet, making advances around maps, search,...

iOS 16.3 and macOS Ventura 13.2 add hardware security key support

Enlarge / The backs of the iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Pro, and iPhone 14 Pro Max. (credit: Samuel Axon) Apple released iOS and iPadOS 16.3, macOS Ventura 13.2, and watchOS 9.3 today. The updates focus primarily on bug fixes and under-the-hood improvements, but there is one notable addition: Apple ID got support for hardware security keys....

2023 MacBook Pro review: A refined second generation

All told, it looks like every other recent MacBook. [credit: Samuel Axon ] One of the interesting side effects of Apple's move toward using its own silicon in the Mac is that the Mac update cycle now looks a lot more...

Pioneering Apple Lisa goes “open source” thanks to Computer History Museum

Enlarge / The Apple Lisa 1, released in 1983. (credit: Apple, Inc.) As part of the Apple Lisa's 40th birthday celebrations, the Computer History Museum has released the source code for Lisa OS version 3.1 under an Apple Academic License Agreement. With Apple's blessing, the Pascal source code is available for download from the CHM website...

Revisiting Apple’s ill-fated Lisa computer, 40 years on

Enlarge / Steve Jobs posing with the Lisa in 1983. (credit: Ted Thai) Forty years ago today, a new type of personal computer was announced that would change the world forever. Two years later, it was almost completely forgotten. The Apple Lisa started in 1978 as a new project for Steve Wozniak. The idea was to make an advanced computer...

Apple’s full-size HomePod is back with new features

The 2023, second-generation HomePod. [credit: Apple ] As previously rumored, Apple today announced the release of a new second-generation, $299 HomePod smart speaker in a similar design to the first-generation HomePod...

New M2-powered MacBook Pros and minis have 8K video, Wi-Fi 6E, dozens of cores

Enlarge / Apple's M2-powered MacBook Pros. You could—theoretically, according to Apple, running certain apps, etc.—sit in front of one of these devices for up to 22 consecutive hours. Bring coffee. (credit: Apple) Apple has unveiled new systems based on its M2 Pro and M2 Max chips, giving the MacBook Pro and Mac mini line 8K video output,...

A history of ARM, part 3: Coming full circle

Enlarge (credit: Jeremy Reimer/Waldemar Brandt/NASA) The story so far: As the 20th century came to a close, ARM was on the precipice of massive change. Under its first CEO, Robin Saxby, the company had grown from 12 engineers in a barn to hundreds of employees and was the preferred choice in RISC chips for the rapidly expanding mobile...

Apple CEO Tim Cook to take 40% pay cut this year

Enlarge / Apple CEO Tim Cook. (credit: Drew Angerer/Getty Images) Apple is targeting a more than 40 percent cut to Tim Cook’s pay package in 2023, it said, at the request of the chief executive following shareholder criticism. Apple’s compensation committee decided to award Cook total “target compensation” of $49 million, down from...

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