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Apple and Meta Reportedly Discuss AI Partnership for iOS 18

By Tim Hardwick According to a report published over the weekend, Apple has held talks with Meta about integrating Facebook's owner's artificial intelligence model into iOS 18 as part of the Apple Intelligence feature set. Meta launched Llama 2, its large language model, in July 2023, and the company released the latest versions of its …

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iOS 18 and iPadOS 18 Include Support for Formatting External Drives

Tim Hardwick Apple wants iPhone and iPad users to be able to format external drives connected to their devices without having to use a Mac, based on the latest finding in the iOS 18 and iPadOS 18 developer betas (via MacStories). Writing in his ByteBits substack, Caleb Cadle reported that he had discovered a new …

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EU accuses Apple App Store of violating DMA rules and launches investigation into developer fees

Tim Hardwick The European Commission has formally announced its preliminary finding that Apple's App Store policies violate the Digital Markets Act (DMA), particularly with regard to anti-steering rules. In accordance with the DMA, developers distributing their applications through the ‌App Store‌ must be able to inform their customers free of charge of alternative cheaper purchasing …

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Breaking News: Apple Watch X Rumors, New Final Cut App for iPhone and More

From the MacRumors staff The avalanche of news coming out of WWDC earlier this month is finally starting to slow down, but that doesn't mean there isn't plenty to talk about in Apple news and rumors this week. This week has seen additional rumors about future Apple Watch models, the release of major Final Cut …

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Spotify launches cheaper $10.99/month premium plan without audiobooks

By Julie Clover Spotify today announced the launch of a new paid Basic plan that offers a small discount for not having access to audiobooks. The basic $10.99/month option includes all the music benefits of Spotify, such as ad-free playback, but without the additional monthly audiobook listening time. The $11.99 Standard Individual Premium plan offered …

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Best Apple deals of the week: Apple Pencil Pro gets new record low price, plus AirTag discounts and more

By Mitchell Broussard This week's best Apple deals include a new all-time low on the Apple Pencil Pro, plus big discounts on the M3 MacBook Pro and M1 iPad Air. You'll also find some great deals on Apple accessories from Beats, Eufy, and Anker. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with some of these vendors. …

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Distorted kart racers and cityscapes: Sim Builder coming to Apple Vision Pro

by Julie Clover Two new Apple Arcade games optimized for Apple Vision Pro will be released on the headset: Warped Kart Racers is available today, and Cityscapes: Sim Builder releases July 3. Warped Kart Racers is a racing game featuring characters from 20th television animated shows such as Family Guy, King of the Hill, The …