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Top Stories: M1 iMac Benchmarks, iPhone Battery Life Tips, Colorful MacBook Air?

Anticipation is building for the new iMac and iPad Pro models, which have started shipping out ahead of a launch around May 21. Benchmarks for the new machines are starting to come in, and the M1 chips inside of them are registering at around the same figures seen with other M1-based Macs, making for significant upgrades over previous-generation models....

Twitter Begins Asking Users to Enable Ad Tracking

Following an app update, Twitter today began asking users to enable ad tracking under Apple's App Tracking Transparency rules. After updating to version 8.65, which adds Spaces support, Twitter users will begin seeing a popup that asks them to "keep ads relevant" by allowing Twitter to track data from other companies like apps used and websites...

Apple Discontinuing Space Gray Mac Accessories Now That iMac Pro is Dead

Following the discontinuation of the iMac Pro, Apple also appears to be discontinuing Space Gray "Magic" accessories that it sold separately alongside the iMac Pro. The ‌iMac‌ Pro was the only Space Gray Mac, and Apple designed special matching accessories for it. The Space Gray Magic Mouse 2, Magic Keyboard, and Magic Trackpad all now say...

Apple Music Beta for Android Confirms Lossless Audio Streaming in the Works

Following a report that Apple could announce a brand new HiFi Apple Music tier as soon as Tuesday, May 18, new warnings within the music streaming services app on Android have confirmed that lossless audio is in the works. As reported by 9to5Google, the ‌Apple Music‌ beta for Android has multiple warnings within the app that inform users...

Deals: Save Up to 70% on Apple Accessories During Nomad's Latest Outlet Sale

Nomad's latest Outlet Sale is offering steep markdowns on a variety of Apple accessories, including AirPods cases, USB accessories, Apple Watch straps, and iPhone cases. Given the increased discounts, all items in this event are final sale and can't be returned. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with Nomad. When you click a link and make...

FDA Says Risk of MagSafe Interference With Pacemakers is Low

Earlier this year, three doctors in Michigan found that iPhone 12 models can "potentially inhibit lifesaving therapy in a patient" due to the MagSafe system causing magnetic interference with implantable medical devices, like pacemakers. Following its own testing, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration this week announced that while certain...

Rivalry Between Apple and Microsoft Heating Up Again Over Augmented Reality, Gaming, and More

The iconic and industry-classic rivalry between Apple and Microsoft, which has arguably seen a slowdown in recent years, is poised to begin heating up as both companies target the future of augmented reality and renewed competition in the PC industry, according to an analysis from Bloomberg's Mark Gurman. Both Apple and Microsoft have strong...

MacRumors Giveaway: Win an Apple-Themed T-Shirt From Throwboy

For this week's giveaway, we've teamed up with Throwboy to offer MacRumors readers a chance to win an Apple-themed t-shirt. In addition to pillows and blankets that look like classic Apple products, Throwboy also has a whole range of t-shirts with designs that will be immediately recognizable by Apple fans. There's a 9:41 shirt, which is...

Review: Volkswagen's ID.4 EV Features Wireless CarPlay and a Gorgeous Infotainment System

Amid surging interest in electric cars, Volkswagen recently made a splash with the ID.4, its fully electric small SUV that has gone with a futuristic and minimalistic interior that relies on its massive main infotainment screen to handle a wide array of vehicle functions. The 2021 Volkswagen ID.4 was launched in a special 1st Edition trim...

Longtime Apple Designer Christopher Stringer's Latest Project Is a High-Fidelity Speaker With AirPlay 2

Christopher Stringer, a key member of Jony Ive's design team who spent 21 years at Apple before departing in 2017, is resurfacing today with his new venture Syng, which seeks to make an impact in the high-end audio market. Stringer, who contributed to many of the most iconic product designs in Apple's history, announced his plans roughly...

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