by Juli Clover
As wildfires continue to rage across California and Oregon, Apple CEO Tim Cook today announced on Twitter that Apple plans to donate additional money to firefighting and recovery efforts across the West Coast.
Cook previously announced fire relief donations on August 19, when a lightning storm in Northern California sparked 367 fires, including several major fires that have decimated areas in Santa Clara County, Santa Cruz County, Napa County, and Sonoma County.
Apple is making additional donations to firefighting and recovery across the West Coast. Our hearts are with those that have lost so much. The fires are an urgent reminder that we must act together to protect the planet we all share.
— Tim Cook (@tim_cook) September 11, 2020
The original fires caused by lightning have been largely contained, but hot weather and dry conditions have caused other fires to start.
There continue to be serious fires in both Northern and Southern California, such as the Creek Fire in Fresno and Madera that has burned more than 175,000 acres. Southern Oregon is facing a fire that has burned more than a million acres, and hundreds of thousands of acres have been burned in Washington.
Fires on the West Coast are expected to continue through October, a time of the year we’ve come to know as fire season, with high winds, low humidity, and high temperatures leading to the ignition of dry brush.
Wednesday September 9, 2020 11:13 am PDT by Juli Clover
Apple’s design team has created a new kind of protective mask that’s being distributed to retail and corporate employees, reports Bloomberg.
The mask is called the Apple Face Mask and it was developed in-house in Cupertino by the Engineering and Industrial Design teams at Apple. Last week, an Apple employee sent MacRumors an image of the mask design, which can be seen up above. The Apple …
Wednesday September 9, 2020 6:53 am PDT by Joe Rossignol
With the launch of so-called iPhone 12 models inching closer, mobile carriers are in the process of preparing marketing materials for the devices, as evidenced by a placeholder email shared by reputable leaker Evan Blass today.
As widely rumored, the email indicates that iPhone 12 models will support faster 5G cellular networks. The email also suggests that pre-orders will end on Tuesday,…
Apple has confirmed that the upcoming iPhone 12 will be delayed, but its extent and the exact release date is as yet unknown. Apple has historically held all of its modern iPhone unveilings during the first few weeks of September, with iPhones launching soon after for the most part, but this year, the release will be pushed back.
Although Apple announced an event on Tuesday, rumors have…
Wednesday September 9, 2020 1:51 am PDT by Tim Hardwick
Apple’s 5-nanometer-based A14X processor, which is destined for the first Apple Silicon Mac and the next-generation iPad Pro, will enter mass production in the fourth quarter of this year, reports DigiTimes.
Apple will kick off its 5nm wafer starts at TSMC for its new Apple Silicon processors starting the fourth quarter of 2020, with monthly output estimated at 5,000-6,000 wafers, according to …
Wednesday September 9, 2020 10:03 am PDT by Juli Clover
Apple today seeded the eighth betas of upcoming iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 updates to developers for testing purposes, one week after seeding the seventh betas and over two months after unveiling the new software at the WWDC keynote.
Registered developers can download the betas over the air after installing the proper profile from the Apple Developer Center.
iOS 14 introduces a redesigned Home…
Tuesday September 8, 2020 8:16 am PDT by Juli Clover
Apple today announced on its events page that it will be holding a special event on Tuesday, September 15 at 10:00 a.m. at the Steve Jobs Theater on the Apple Park campus in Cupertino, California.
As with WWDC, Apple’s fall event appears to be a digital-only gathering with no members of the media invited to attend in person due to the ongoing public health crisis. The format is likely to be…
Tuesday September 8, 2020 8:55 am PDT by Juli Clover
Apple this morning announced an event that’s set to be held on September 15, and since Apple holds an iPhone-focused event every fall one might assume that the upcoming event will see the unveiling of the iPhone 12 lineup, but Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman suggests that’s not the case.
According to Gurman, Apple will not announce the iPhone until October, which means the September event could…
Tuesday September 8, 2020 11:09 am PDT by Juli Clover
Apple this morning announced an upcoming September 15 event, and shared a YouTube placeholder video for the livestream that will be available on that date.
Metadata for the YouTube video includes several keywords as noted by Guilherme Rambo, and one notable inclusion is a mention of the “Series 6,” which is an Apple Watch that does not yet exist.
Bloomberg earlier today said that the…
Wednesday September 9, 2020 1:24 am PDT by Tim Hardwick
Following the release of iOS 13.7 on September 1, Apple has stopped signing 13.6.1, which means downgrading to that version is no longer possible.
iOS 13.7 was a major update that rolled out a new Exposure Notifications System that doesn’t require an app to be downloaded for the feature to be turned on. Apple routinely stops signing older versions of software updates after new releases…