Apple’s online store is currently down for many users around the world, as reflected on DownDetector.com. The store section of Apple’s website and many individual product pages for the iPhone, iPad, and other devices are failing to load.
Apple’s system status page does not yet indicate any issues with the online store. We’ll update this story when more information is available or the outage is resolved.
Between late Tuesday and early Wednesday, a handful of Apple services experienced issues or outages that have since been resolved, including the App Store, Apple Arcade, Apple Music, Apple TV+, iCloud Calendar, and others, according to the system status page.
iOS 16.2 Released for iPhone With These 12 New Features
iOS 16.2 is now available for the iPhone 8 and newer following two months of beta testing. With last-minute additions like Apple Music Sing and Advanced Data Protection, the software update includes over a dozen new features and changes for the iPhone.
Below, we’ve recapped many of the new features available with iOS 16.2, including Apple’s new whiteboard app Freeform, two new Lock Screen…
Apple Releases AirTags Firmware Update
Apple today released a new firmware update designed for its AirTag item trackers, with the firmware featuring an updated build number of 2A36, up from the 2A24e firmware that Apple started releasing in November. Note that when you install the update, you will see a 2.0.36 version number. There is no word yet on what’s included in the update, but Apple may provide a support document with…
13-Inch MacBook Air With OLED Display Rumored to Launch in 2024
Apple plans to introduce new 13-inch MacBook Air, 11-inch iPad Pro, and 12.9-inch iPad Pro models with OLED displays in 2024, according to display industry consultant Ross Young, who has shared accurate information about future Apple products in the past. Young shared his latest information in a tweet with his subscribers on Sunday.
Young did not share any additional details, but earlier…
Two Unreleased Macs Spotted in Steam’s Database
Two unreleased Mac models have been spotted in Steam’s November 2022 survey, which gathers anonymous information from willing Steam users on specific details of their computers, including the computer’s model, CPU type, memory, and more.
In the survey for November 2022, two unreleased Macs with identifiers “Mac14,6” and “Mac15,4” were spotted towards the bottom of the list, alongside model…
Deals: Anker’s New Gold Box Sale on Amazon Has Up to 50% Off Charging Accessories
Anker is back today with a new Gold Box deal on Amazon, offering up to 50 percent off a collection of its most popular charging accessories. In total these deals include savings on wireless chargers, USB-C wall chargers, portable batteries, MagSafe-compatible chargers, and more.
Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with some of these vendors. When you click a link and make a purchase, we…
Can’t Get an iPhone 14 Pro? Here’s Why You Should Wait for the iPhone 15 Ultra
Due to production issues at Apple supplier factories in China, the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max are backordered and basically out of stock at every store. If you were planning to gift or receive an iPhone 14 Pro model for the holidays and didn’t already get one, you’re basically out of luck because they’re gone until late December.
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Twitter to Increase Tweet Character Limit to 4,000, Elon Musk Says
Twitter will eventually increase its character limit from the current 280 to 4,000, the company’s new CEO, Elon Musk, has confirmed on Twitter.
In reply to a question whether rumored plans for Twitter to increase the character limit to 4,000 were true, Musk responded “Yes,” without providing additional information. Twitter originally had a character limit of 140 before it was increased to…
When Will iOS 16.2 Launch? [Update: It’s Out!]
Update December 13: iOS 16.2 and related updates are now available. Apple in late October began testing iOS 16.2 and iPadOS 16.2 updates, providing betas to both developers and public beta testers. As of now, we’ve had four total betas, with the fourth beta having been released earlier this week. iOS 16.2 and iPadOS 16.2 are expected before the end of the year, and we thought we’d try to…