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Apple confirms 50 percent of iPhones have upgraded to iOS 13

Sponsored Links Despite a slightly staggered rollout, half of iPhone users have updated their devices to Apple’s iOS 13 in the month since its release. With features like Apple Arcade and system-wide dark mode, users are upgrading to the new OS despite some frustrating quirks. In a post aimed at app developers, Apple has revealed …

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iPadOS review: The iPad is dead, long live the iPad

Enlarge / iPadOS. When we reviewed the 2018 iPad Pro, we were impressed by the power and potential of the hardware, but iOS 12 wasn’t up to the task of making the iPad a true content creation machine or a daily workhorse. We said it was time for Apple to branch out from iOS 13 …

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Apple’s 7th-gen iPad gets bigger but keeps the same size battery

Sponsored Links iFixit In case you forgot, the iPhone 11 and Apple Watch weren’t the only new hardware Apple showed off at its big event a couple of weeks ago, it also upgraded the base iPad line. Now in its seventh generation, the “most popular” iPad that Apple sells has grown from 9.7- to 10.2-inches, …

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Watch Apple’s 2019 iPhone event here at 1PM ET

Sponsored Links AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez It’s time for Apple’s customary iPhone event, but there are a few twists this time around — including how you can watch it. The proceedings at the Steve Jobs Theater will still be available on Apple’s website and its event app for Apple TV starting at 1PM Eastern, but …

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Apple is already beta testing iOS 13.1

Sponsored Links Chris Velazco/Engadget Apple isn’t waiting for the release of iOS 13 to start testing its first big update. The tech giant has posted an iOS 13.1 developer beta (plus a corresponding iPadOS 13.1 beta) — apparently the first time an iOS point release has been in a dev beta before its base version …

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Adobes Fresco brings realistic painting to the iPad

Adobe has a second major app release for designers coming this year. Sure, Photoshop for the iPad is going to get most of the attention, but for illustrators and designers who dabble in digital drawing or painting, Adobe Fresco could be the real game-changer. In addition to syncing with your Creative Cloud workflow across desktop …

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Apple acquires Intel’s 5G smartphone modem business for $1 billion

Enlarge / From left to right: the iPhone 8, the iPhone XS, the iPhone XR, and the iPhone XS Max. Samuel Axon Apple today announced that it will acquire the majority of Intel’s smartphone modem business for $1 billion. The acquisition will bring 2,200 Intel employees under Apple’s umbrella, along with various intellectual properties, leases, and …

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Apple buys the ‘majority’ of Intel’s smartphone modem business

Sponsored Links Evan Rodgers/Engadget The rumors were (mostly) true — Apple is buying the “majority” of Intel’s smartphone modem business for $1 billion. The deal will see Apple take on 2,200 Intel workers as well as equipment, intellectual property and leases. Apple expects the deal to close in the fourth quarter of 2019 so long …

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Apple releases iOS 12.4, watchOS 5.3, macOS 10.14.6, and more

Enlarge / The Apple Watch series 4 running watchOS 5. Valentina Palladino As it often does, Apple has released updates for all of its device operating systems at once. iOS 12.4, watchOS 5.3, macOS 10.14.6, and tvOS 12.4 all arrive on supporting devices today. iOS 12.4’s tentpole feature is the ability to directly and wirelessly …

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Spotify adds long-overdue iPad multitasking

Sponsored Links AP Photo/Patrick Semansky Spotify has been available on the iPad for several years, but it hasn’t really evolved to take advantage of the Apple tablet’s growing multitasking abilities. You’ve still had to switch to a full-screen view just to start a new playlist or see what friends are playing. At last, though, it’s …

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