Sami Fathi

Sami is an Editor and Reporter for MacRumors with a deep love for writing, finding the next big exclusive story, and can double down on a variety of Mexican food.

Sami has been reporting on Apple for the past two years and takes part in MacRumors' daily news coverage, with his work regularly highlighted by news aggregator Techmeme and various other publications.

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Sami Fathi's Articles

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ProMotion Now Expected to Remain Exclusive to iPhone 14 Pro Models, Not Expand to Entire Lineup

Sunday January 16, 2022 8:56 am PST by
Continuing the tradition set with the iPhone 13 Pro, only the highest-end iPhone 14 models will feature Apple's ProMotion display technology, according to a respected display analyst. Ross Young, who on multiple occasions has detailed accurate information about Apple's future products, said in a tweet that ProMotion will not be expanded to the entire ‌iPhone 14‌ lineup and will remain...
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Apple to Attend White House Meeting to Discuss Security Risks of Open-Source Software

Thursday January 13, 2022 5:10 am PST by
Apple will be among several U.S. tech giants to attend a meeting at the White House today to discuss cybersecurity and possible security threats posed by open-source software, Reuters reports. The meeting will be held by U.S. National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan and will focus on "concerns around the security of open-source software and how it can be improved." The meeting was prompted by ...
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Dropbox Mac App With Apple Silicon Support Now Available to All Beta Users

Thursday January 13, 2022 1:01 am PST by
Following limited testing of native support, Dropbox's Mac app built for Apple silicon is now available to all beta testers. Earlier this month, Dropbox began testing native Apple silicon support with a handful of beta testers, promising to expand testing to all beta users before the end of the month. Now, all Dropbox users who have enabled "Early releases" in their account preferences will...
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EU Mobile Operators Want Apple's iCloud Private Relay Service to Be Outlawed Over Concerns of 'Digital Sovereignty'

Monday January 10, 2022 4:40 am PST by
Major EU mobile operators are reportedly looking for Apple's iCloud Private Relay service to be outlawed because it allegedly infringes upon EU "digital sovereignty," according to a report from The Telegraph. ‌iCloud‌ Private Relay was a feature announced with iOS 15 that encrypts data so that neither Apple nor a third-party can see users' browsing activity in Safari. With ‌iCloud‌ Private Rely...
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Jason Sudeikis Wins Golden Globe Award for Apple TV+ Comedy Series 'Ted Lasso'

Monday January 10, 2022 3:40 am PST by
Jason Sudeikis has won a Golden Globe award for "Best Television Actor in a Musical or a Comedy" thanks to his performance in the hit Apple TV+ comedy series "Ted Lasso." "Ted Lasso" was also nominated for the "Best Television Series" award but was beaten by HBO Max comedy drama "Hacks." Other "Ted Lasso" actors including Hannah Waddingham and Brett Goldstein were nominated for "Best...
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Mockup Shows What iPhone 14 With Pill-Shaped Cutout Could Look Like in Your Hand

Monday January 10, 2022 2:42 am PST by
The upcoming high-end iPhone 14 is expected to come with a pill-shaped cutout rather than the notch that's been present on the iPhone in some form since 2017. While we're still months away from the next ‌iPhone‌, we already have a solid idea of what a pill-shaped cutout would look like in practical use. A mockup on Twitter by developer Jeff Grossman shows, at least on the Home Screen, what a...
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Facebook's New 'Privacy Center' Will Help Educate Users on Data Collection and Privacy Options

Friday January 7, 2022 8:41 am PST by
Facebook today announced a new "Privacy Center" section on its website on the desktop. This new area will offer users a "new place to learn more about our approach to privacy across our apps and technologies" and "provides helpful information about five common privacy topics," Meta announced today in a press release. The new Privacy Center, rolling out to a small pool of Facebook users in...
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AirPods Pro 2 to Launch Later This Year as Suppliers Reportedly Prepare Shipments

Friday January 7, 2022 12:56 am PST by
The second-generation AirPods Pro are widely expected to launch in the second half of this year. In preparation for the launch, Apple's suppliers are getting ready for shipments of the new high-end AirPods, according to a new report from DigiTimes. The new second-generation ‌AirPods Pro‌ are widely expected to feature a new design, improved audio, the ability to play back Apple Music lossless...
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Dropbox Finally Begins Testing Mac App With Native Apple Silicon Support

Friday January 7, 2022 12:37 am PST by
Dropbox has finally begun testing a native version of its Mac app with Apple silicon support, following widespread criticism from customers and users who initially thought it had no plans to take advantage of the latest Macs powered by Apple's custom processors. In October, official responses to comments on the Dropbox forums suggested Dropbox had no plans to add support for Apple silicon...
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With WWDC Six Months Away, What Do You Want to See in iOS 16?

Thursday January 6, 2022 1:22 pm PST by
The Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple's annual five-day-long conference to announce updates to its major operating systems, services, and sometimes hardware, is six months away. At this year's conference, we expect Apple to announce iOS 16, iPadOS 16, macOS 13, watchOS 9, and tvOS 16. iOS is Apple's most important operating system as it runs on the iPhone and shares many features with...
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Classic BlackBerry Smartphones Are Officially Dead

Tuesday January 4, 2022 2:51 am PST by
As of January 4, 2022, all classic BlackBerry smartphones running versions of BlackBerry OS will no longer work for calls, text messages, data, and emergency functionality, essentially making them unusable. BlackBerry announced the news in September 2020 as part of a broader company shift to focus on enterprise security and solutions. "As another milestone in the BlackBerry journey, we will...
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Apple Engineers Celebrate End of First Year of Apple Silicon Transition With Special T-Shirt

Monday January 3, 2022 6:31 am PST by
Apple is gifting engineers and staffers who worked on the M1 chip a unique t-shirt to commemorate the end of the first year of the Mac's transition to Apple Silicon, according to an image shared on Twitter by an Apple engineer. Andy Boretto, who works at Apple as a senior software engineer, tweeted an image of a special t-shirt with the ‌M1‌ chip and its accompanying glow, alongside a card...
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Verizon and T-Mobile Discontinue iPad Rebate Program Following Widespread Customer Complaints [Updated]

Monday January 3, 2022 5:02 am PST by
Verizon and T-Mobile have discontinued their iPad rebate program in partnership with Apple following widespread customer complaints that the program was ineffective, flawed, and rarely worked as intended. In recent weeks, complaints from customers have emerged across social media regarding Verizon's and T-Mobile's rebate programs. If it worked according to plan, the program would give...
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The Top 6 Apple Rumors From All of 2021

Thursday December 30, 2021 10:26 am PST by
2021 was a whirlwind of a year when it came to Apple rumors. Many of the rumors this year turned out to be accurate, like the MacBook Pro getting a notch, but some failed to materialize, like the flat-edged Apple Watch Series 7. With the year now drawing to a close, we thought it would be fun to look back at six of the biggest Apple rumors of 2021. 1. MacBook Pro With a Notch Out of all...
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New Apple Card Customers Can Get 5% Cash Back on Apple Purchases

Monday December 27, 2021 8:53 am PST by
This week through January 31, new Apple Card customers can receive 5% Daily Cash back for purchases made through Apple compared to the 3% reward typically offered to customers. New ‌Apple Card‌ customers who create an account between December 26 and January 31 will be eligible for the 2% higher cash back on iPhone, Apple Watch, Mac, iPad, and other purchases when paid in full. Customers will...
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More Users Trust Amazon and Google to Handle Their Personal User Data Than Apple, Survey Suggests

Wednesday December 22, 2021 7:29 am PST by
According to a new survey, more users trust Amazon and Google to handle their personal user data and internet browsing activity than Apple, while users overwhelmingly distrust Facebook, TikTok, and Instagram. The survey conducted by The Washington Post sampled over 1,000 internet users in the U.S. about how much they trust Facebook, TikTok, Instagram, WhatsApp, YouTube, Google, Microsoft,...
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Report: Redesigned 27-Inch iMac to Feature LCD Display, Not Mini-LED [Updated]

Wednesday December 22, 2021 2:01 am PST by
The upcoming 27-inch iMac redesign will not feature a display with mini-LED but will instead keep the LCD panel previously used, according to industry sources cited today in a report from DigiTimes. The report said that while "speculation about the next-generation 27-inch ‌iMac‌ coming with a miniLED display" has been circulating for some time, the new all-in-one desktop machine will, in fact, ...
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Apple Offers Free Two-Hour Holiday Delivery on Mac, iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch Orders

Wednesday December 22, 2021 1:29 am PST by
Apple is offering customers free two-hour delivery on orders of Macs, iPhones, iPads, and Apple Watch orders in select cities ahead of the holiday season, looking to make it more convenient for customers to purchase last-minute gifts. The new offer, which runs from December 22 until December 24, gives customers the option to receive their order on a wide range of Apple products within a...
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Macs With Intel Processors Still Coming Amid Transition to Apple Silicon

Tuesday December 21, 2021 10:55 am PST by
While Apple is rapidly transitioning its Mac lineup from Intel processors to its own Apple silicon, it's worth highlighting as 2021 wraps up that the relationship between Apple and Intel hasn't been entirely severed as reports indicate Apple still has one more Intel-based Mac in its pipeline that's yet to be released. With the Mac Pro, Apple is not expected to entirely transition its most...
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Artistic Renders Offer Best Look Yet at Apple's Upcoming AR/VR Headset

Tuesday December 21, 2021 7:05 am PST by
As 2022 is shaping up to finally be the year Apple announces its long-awaited and rumored AR/VR headset, a new set of artistic renders have offered us our best look yet at what Apple's first headset will look like, based on credible reports citing sources from within the company. The renders, created by concept maker Ian Zelbo, are based on details provided in a report from The Information...