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2021 Apple Design Award Winners

Apple has announced 2021’s Apple Design Award winners, this time splitting them out into six categories.

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The Real System Requirements for Apple’s 2021 Operating Systems

Apple’s upcoming operating systems have an impressively long list of supported models, but devils dance in the details. Older devices won’t be able to take advantage of all the new features, reasonably enough, but you should be aware of what you might be missing.

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Craig Federighi Discusses Apple’s New Privacy Features

Craig Federighi gave an interview to Fast Company to discuss Apple’s new privacy features and offer his opinions on the privacy landscape.

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Ten Cool New Features Introduced at WWDC 2021

This year’s Worldwide Developer Conference keynote was chock full of innovative new features for apps and devices in the Apple ecosystem, far too many to cover at once. Here are our ten favorites.

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Ten “It’s About Time!” Features from WWDC 2021

At its Worldwide Developer Conference keynote, Apple shared numerous new features that cut across most of its operating systems. But what caught our attention for this article was how many of them caused us to exclaim, “Finally!”

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Things Learned from the Epic Games v. Apple Lawsuit

We don’t know how the legal fight between Epic Games and Apple over App Store policies will end, but it has made public reams of formerly classified internal documents from both companies. The Verge highlighted some of the most interesting bits.

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Apple Announces Upcoming Accessibility Features

Already the leader in accessibility for its various devices, Apple has announced many more that will be available in the coming months.

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EU Charges Apple with Antitrust Violations after Spotify Complaint

The European Union has charged Apple with antitrust violations related to a Spotify complaint about Apple’s 30% App Store commission and policies that prevent mentioning non-Apple payment mechanisms.

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Apple’s Jaw-Dropping Q2 2021 by the Numbers

The world may be a year into a global pandemic, but Apple is healthier than ever. Its quarterly profits more than doubled year-over-year, and its revenues in all sales categories, led by chart-busting Mac and iPad sales, smashed records. As CEO Tim Cook put it, “Another strong quarter.”

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Apple’s Spring Loaded Appetizers: Apple Card Family, Podcast Subscriptions, and a Purple iPhone

It wasn’t all big hardware news at Apple’s Spring Loaded event. As a warmup to the cavalcade of major rollouts, Apple CEO Tim Cook spun through announcements of a new Apple Card Family service, a revamped Podcasts app that includes premium subscriptions, and a snazzy new iPhone color that Prince would have loved—yes, it’s purple.

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Apple Event Scheduled for 20 April 2021

Apple has scheduled what is almost certainly a product introduction event for next week. Will we see new iPad Pro models, new M-series Macs, AirTags, or a better mousetrap?

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Kara Swisher Interviews Tim Cook about Privacy, App Store Policies, and His Future at Apple

In one of his most substantial interviews in years, Apple CEO Tim Cook sat down with veteran tech journalist Kara Swisher to discuss everything Apple.

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Apple’s Second Virtual WWDC Set for June 7–11

Apple has announced the dates of its next Worldwide Developers Conference, which will once again be held entirely online.

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Apple Maps Now Lists COVID-19 Vaccination Sites

Apple Maps now lists COVID-19 vaccination sites, but it’s currently of questionable utility since you must be both eligible and have an appointment anyway.

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Apple Publishes Collection of Privacy Labels for Its Apps

Apple has mandated App Store privacy labels for all apps, but the company is going a step further with its own apps by publishing the complete collection of those labels on the Web to make them easy to scan.