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Filipe Espósito


Filipe Espósito is a Brazilian tech Journalist who started covering Apple news on iHelp BR with some exclusive scoops, including the reveal of the new Apple Watch Series 5 models in titanium and ceramic. He joined 9to5Mac in 2019 to share even more exclusive details about Apple’s plans.

Filipe currently uses an iPhone 14 Pro Max, Apple Watch Series 7, M2 iPad Pro, M1 MacBook Air, and AirPods Pro (2nd gen) as his main devices.

You can contact Filipe at or on Twitter, @filipeesposito.

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App Store to require iOS 16 compatible apps built with Xcode 14 starting next month


Following the release of the first iOS 16.5 beta to developers, Apple on Tuesday announced new requirements for developers submitting their apps to the App Store. Starting next month, Apple will require that every app must be built with Xcode 14.1 or later to ensure compatibility with iOS 16, iPadOS 16, watchOS 9, tvOS 16, and macOS Ventura.

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Twitter will no longer recommend tweets from unverified accounts, blocks non-Blue users from voting in polls

Twitter Verified (and/or Blue) checkmark logo, with Elon Musk poking out from behind it

Twitter has been aggressively pushing its Blue subscription, which unlocks some exclusive features and also gives users a blue verified badge. In another attempt to convince more users to pay for Twitter Blue, the platform will now stop recommending tweets from unverified accounts. More than that, non-Blue users will no longer be able to vote in polls.

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Hands-on: Here’s how Apple Music Classical design looks [Gallery]

Hands-on: Here’s what Apple Music Classical design looks

Apple announced earlier this month that its new Apple Music Classical app will become available to users on Tuesday, March 28. However, some users located in Asia were already able to download the app today – and 9to5Mac was also able to get a copy of the app. Read on as we show you a first look at what Apple Music Classical’s design looks like.

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Apple TV+ global market share shrinks and platform is overtaken by Paramount+

Apple TV Plus app

Apple TV+ had been slowly gaining market share since its launch in 2019, while platforms like Netflix continue to lose subscribers to smaller streaming services. But the latest research from JustWatch shows that Apple TV+’s global market share shrank last year, which resulted in the platform being overtaken by its competitor Paramount+.

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Download the new yellow iPhone 14 wallpaper right here

Yellow iPhone 14

Apple unveiled a new yellow model for the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus earlier this year, following its trend of introducing new colors for the current generation iPhone every spring. While the yellow iPhone 14 has exactly the same hardware as the other color options, it comes with a new yellow wallpaper to match its color. And you can download this new wallpaper for your devices right here.

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Exclusive: New ‘Beats Studio Buds+’ headphones coming, unreleased AirPods referenced [U]

exclusive: New 'Beats Studio Buds+' headphones coming, possibly using same chip as AirPods

Update: According to our sources, despite supporting features like Hey Siri, the new Beats Studio Buds+ will still use a custom Beats chip instead of Apple’s H1/H2. Original story below.

iOS 16.4 is coming soon with a bunch of new features, including new emoji, web app notifications, and more. But under the hood, today’s RC update adds support for an unreleased Beats Studio Buds+, as discovered by 9to5Mac. Read on as we detail what to expect from these new wireless earbuds from Beats.

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Kuo: USB-C to enable faster charging speeds for iPhone 15, but only with certified cables

kuo: USB-C to enable faster charging speeds for iPhone 15, but only with certified cables

Based on the latest reports, iPhone 15 will be the one to finally ditch the Lightning connector in favor of USB-C. However, although USB-C has become an industry standard, Apple still plans to limit it somewhat on the iPhone. Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo reported on Monday that the USB-C port will enable faster charging speeds for the iPhone 15, but only with certified cables.

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Roundup: Here’s everything Apple has been working on for its lineup of smart home products

roundup: Here's everything Apple has been working on for its lineup of smart home products

Apple entered the smart home accessories segment back in 2014 with iOS 8, which introduced the HomeKit API to integrate such products with Siri. But it wasn’t until 2017 that Apple announced HomePod, its first smart speaker and overall first smart home device.

The company now has two different models of HomePod, but according to rumors, Apple wants to further expand this lineup in the near future. Here’s everything we know about what Apple has been working on for its smart home product lineup.

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AI is changing how people interact with technology, and Apple is lagging behind with Siri

AI is changing how people interact with technology, and Apple is lagging behind with Siri

Artificial intelligence has been with us for years, even in the little things like identifying the faces in a picture to the recommendations we see in our favorite apps. But more recently, we’ve seen new types of AI capable of doing things unimaginable years ago. This new type of AI is changing how people interact with technology. But at the same time, Apple is clearly falling behind its competitors.

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‘Ted Lasso’ remains the most popular show on Apple TV+, but here’s the full ranking

Apple TV Plus app

Ted Lasso has become the most popular show on Apple TV+. Since its premiere in 2020, the show has conquered not only lots of fans around the world, but also multiple important awards such as Golden Globe and Critics’ Choice. But what about the other shows? JustWatch has now shared a list of what Apple TV+ subscribers have been watching the most on the streaming platform.

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NordPass password manager now lets users store and manage passkeys

iOS 16 passkeys

Last year, Apple introduced passkeys support with iOS 16 and macOS Ventura. The technology was created by the FIDO Alliance in partnership with Apple, Google, and Microsoft, and it aims to replace traditional passwords with new, more secure passwordless sign-in methods. Now passkey support is also coming to the NordPass password manager.

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