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Apple Breakfast: Dreaming about spring iPhones and iPads

Welcome to the new home for Apple Breakfast! If you’re a reader of Macworld’s UK site, you’ll recognize this column that will now appear on Macworld.com every Saturday. If you’re new, this is our weekly collection of all the Apple news you missed this week, in a handy bite-sized roundup. We call it Apple Breakfast because…

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Apple allows anyone to buy discounted devices from the education store again

Apple Earlier this week, Apple created some waves in the community by adding strict Unidays verification to its online education store. Now it appears to be reversed course. It’s a strange move. The Unidays process is one used around the world, and it wasn’t surprising that Apple brought it to the US. Under the previous…

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Apple removes Unidays verification for education discounts

Apple Editor’s note 1/21/22: As first reported by MacRumors, Apple has removed Unidays from its Apple education store and is, at the moment, not requiring verification through Unidays. Macworld has contacted Apple for clarification and we will update this article if we receive further information. The article below was originally posted on 1/19/22. Students and…

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Apple has an AirTag issue. Here’s how you can fix it

When Apple finally released AirTags last April, it was a welcome new accessory to the lineup. After years of rumors, an official Apple tracker was finally available to for the items in our life that didn’t have a chip in them—keys, backpacks, purses, anything. Our biggest issue on launch day was that the key tag…

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Apple ceases issuing iOS 14 security update

Why it matters: When Apple launched iOS 15 last fall, it promised that users who didn’t want to upgrade from iOS 14 would still get critical security updates. That option seems to have recently disappeared, as Apple confirmed this week it always intended to get all iOS 14 users onto iOS 15. The last security…

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Apple introduces a verification system to allow education discounts in the US

What just happened? Apple now requires US shoppers applying for education pricing to verify their status as a student, teacher or staff member to qualify. Up to this point, Apple’s education pricing in the US largely worked on the honor system with the company reserving the right to ask someone for proof of their status…

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Apple and Google have a falling out over an antitrust bill

As the Senate Judiciary Committee inches towards passing legislation that could loosen Big Tech’s grasp on consumers, Big Tech is expectedly outraged. Both Apple and Google have written letters publicly opposing new pieces of legislation, while a coalition of smaller tech companies has voiced their support. The outcry comes in response to two pieces of…

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Apple and Samsung Control the Smartphone Market: Can any Other Brand Take the Crown?

Canalys has released its latest statistics for the smartphone market, and it’s great news for Apple and Samsung. Apple came in first place with 22% of worldwide shipments in Q4 2021, while Samsung came in second place with 20%. Unfortunately for other smartphone makers, there was a huge chasm between the top two companies and…

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Apple confirms this missing iPhone 13 feature isn’t coming back

Last fall, Apple launched the iPhone 13. The new iPhones offered a number of exciting new features, including the Super Retina XDR display with an adaptive refresh rate up to 120Hz, three new cameras, the A15 Bionic chip, and support for up to 1TB of storage. Apple also decreased the size of the notch, which…

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Apple was responsible 22 percent of global smartphone sales in Q4 2021

In brief: Apple was responsible for nearly a quarter of worldwide smartphone shipments in the fourth quarter of 2021 thanks in part to solid demand for the iPhone 13 family. Samsung finished in a close second with 20 percent of the market, followed by Xiaomi, Oppo and Vivo with 12 percent, nine percent and eight…