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Apple Spends Hundreds of Millions on Arcade Video Game Service

Headlines

Apple is spending hundreds of millions of dollars to secure new video games for its forthcoming Arcade subscription service, according to several people familiar with the deals.

The companies have reached a global patent license agreement and a chipset supply agreement.

News

Apple Inc has held talks with at least four companies as possible suppliers for next-generation lidar sensors in self-driving cars, evaluating the companies’ technology while also still working on its own lidar unit, three people familiar with the discussions said.

Apple today announced a major expansion of its recycling programs, quadrupling the number of locations US customers can recycle their iPhones.

Reviews

With rumors pointing to an end in sight for Apple’s iTunes, here’s how the move could lead to better things on the Mac and iPad.

Rumors

We’ve got new details on what iOS 13 will bring. Along with a system-wide Dark mode, iPad will see support for multiple windows, and much more.

It’s undeniable that one of the best characteristics of every Apple product is its display. Apple ships computers – from iPads to iMacs – with great quality, well calibrated displays that can be used for professional work which requires a great level of fidelity. Now, it appears Apple is working a new Mac and iPad display feature to launch with macOS 10.15.

Apple is working on a new app that’s going to replace the Find My Friends and Find My iPhone apps. With codename “GreenTorch”, the app is currently being tested by engineers at the company.

Apple is working on bringing the Mac and iOS closer together with the introduction of macOS 10.15 and iOS 13. Siri Shortcuts, Screen Time, and more are expected to be unveiled for Mac during its Worldwide Developers conference in June.

It’s unclear the extent of operations that will be supported, but it’s possible that all operations that can currently be authenticated with Touch ID will also be accessible via the Apple Watch mechanism.

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Later this week on Saturday, April 20, MacStories will turn 10 years old. It was Monday, April 20, 2009 when, fresh out of a job from which I had gotten fired, I decided to publish the first official post on my self-hosted blog after a few weeks of running a free WordPress.com website.

Finally

Now is the time that fundamental early decisions for those 2020 iPhones need to be made, and it seems painfully clear that Apple determined they could not count on Intel.

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