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Apple Restocks Refurbished iPhone 8 as Lowest-Priced iPhone It Sells

For the first time in a while, Apple has started selling a refurbished iPhone 8 model for $359 through its online store in the United States. For the time being, this is now the cheapest iPhone model that can be purchased directly from Apple, but the device is nearly four and a half years old and we strongly recommend considering the second-generation...

27-Inch iMac With Nano-Texture Display Unavailable From Apple Until Late March

The 27-inch iMac with a nano-texture display is unavailable from Apple in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, and several other key markets until late March, possibly due to more advanced manufacturing processes needed to achieve the glass coating. The updated 27-inch ‌iMac‌ released in 2020 offers customers a nano-texture glass...

Apple Could Add User Authentication to AirPods

Apple is exploring methods to bring user authentication to AirPods, a newly published Apple patent application shows. In a patent application titled "User Identification Using Headphones," filed with the United States Patent and Trademark Office and spotted by Patently Apple, Apple explains how it can authenticate AirPods users using other...

Deals: Beats Studio Buds on Sale for $109.95 in White ($40 Off)

Today you can get the Beats Studio Buds for $109.95, down from $149.95 on Amazon. Only the white color option is available at this price, and as of writing only Amazon is offering the discount. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with some of these vendors. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps...

iOS 15.3 Fixes Issue With HomeKit Camera Thumbnails Failing to Refresh

Apple released iOS 15.3 and iPadOS 15.3 on Wednesday with several security fixes, and we have since learned that the software updates also resolve an issue with HomeKit camera thumbnails failing to refresh for some users in the Home app. HomeKit Secure Video cameras added to the Home app each have a thumbnail that provides a still view of...

Upcoming iOS Update Will Allow iPhones to Accept Credit Cards Directly Using NFC

Apple is working on a new payments service that will allow iPhones to accept payments directly on device with no additional hardware, reports Bloomberg. Right now, iPhones can accept credit cards with add-ons like the Square Reader, but Apple's new technology will eliminate the need for a third-party product. Individuals and small businesses will...

Apple Releases Safari Technology Preview 139 With Bug Fixes and Performance Improvements

Apple today released a new update for Safari Technology Preview, the experimental browser Apple first introduced in March 2016. Apple designed the ‌Safari Technology Preview‌ to test features that may be introduced into future release versions of Safari. ‌Safari Technology Preview‌ release 139 includes bug fixes and performance improvements for Web...

Review: Moment Offers Useful MagSafe Accessories for Photographers

Moment is best known for its line of lenses designed for iPhones, but the company also makes all kinds of other accessories that are designed to improve the iPhone experience. With the launch of MagSafe, Moment designed ‌MagSafe‌ friendly cases and accessories that are useful for those who want to use Moment lenses or photography equipment like tripods...

Apple Fixed iCloud Bug Causing Syncing Issues for Third-Party Apps

Apple appears to have fixed an ongoing iCloud server issue that was causing some apps that have implemented ‌iCloud‌ support to fail to sync properly. The bug has persisted since November, and app developers were becoming increasingly upset with Apple's lack of effort to address the problem. According to YarnBuddy developer Becky Hansmeyer, Apple...

Deals: Get the 64GB Wi-Fi iPad Air for $539 ($60 Off)

Amazon today has Apple's 2020 64GB Wi-Fi iPad Air for $539.00, from $599.00. This sale is available in Green and Sky Blue, but Green has the faster shipping options with delivery as soon as this Friday for United States residences. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with some of these vendors. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may...

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