Sami Fathi

Sami is an Editor and news reporter at MacRumors that helps facilitate daily news coverage. Sami is also MacRumors' social media manager.

Sami has been reporting on Apple for the last three years and has a deep love for writing, being the first to break stories, and finding the next big exclusive scoop. Oh, and he can also double down on a variety of Mexican food.

Sami's work is regularly highlighted by news aggregator Techmeme and various other publications. Sami can be reached for confidential tips and connecting with sources on Signal at +1 408 600 1192 or Twitter @SamiFathi_ and Instagram @SamiFathiOfficial.

Sami Fathi's Articles

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First Season of Hit Apple TV+ Shows Free to Watch Until January 3

Monday December 26, 2022 8:37 pm PST by
The first season of hit Apple TV+ shows, including Ted Lasso, The Morning Show, Bad Sisters, and others, will be free to watch on the streaming service until January 3. In the United States, users who are not subscribed to ‌Apple TV+‌ will be able to watch the first season of Ted Lasso, The Morning Show, Trying, Prehistoric Planet, and Bad Sisters for free in the ‌Apple TV+‌ app on iPhone, iPad, ...
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iPhone 14's Car Crash Detection Still Triggering False 911 Calls, Forcing Dispatchers to Reallocate Resources Away From Real Emergencies

Monday December 26, 2022 8:52 am PST by
Despite optimizations made in an iOS 16 update in November, the iPhone 14's Car Crash Detection feature continues to accidentally call 911 when a user may be on a rollercoaster, skiing, or doing other physical activities the device misunderstands as a car crash. The iPhone 14's Car Crash Detection feature uses an array of sensors on the device to call emergency services if it thinks a user...
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3nm Chips From Apple Supplier TSMC to Enter Mass Production This Week

Sunday December 25, 2022 11:41 pm PST by
Apple's main chip supplier TSMC will kick off mass production of 3nm chips this week, with Apple being the primary customer of the new process, which could first be used in upcoming M2 Pro chips expected to power updated MacBook Pro and Mac mini models. According to the new report by DigiTimes, TSMC will start mass production of its next-generation 3nm chip process on Thursday, December 29, ...
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One More Major iOS 16 Feature is Coming to Your iPhone in 2023

Thursday December 22, 2022 7:37 am PST by
iOS 16 was released in September with many new features and a drastic redesign of the iPhone Lock Screen. Over the last few months, Apple has added new features and changes to ‌iOS 16‌, but there is one more major feature left in store for 2023. When Apple announces a new iOS version in June, it often announces several features that won't be available when the update initially launches...
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YouTube Secures Deal for NFL Sunday Ticket After Apple Drops Out of Negotiations

Thursday December 22, 2022 6:55 am PST by
YouTube has won the rights to the NFL Sunday Ticket after negotiations and a deal between the NFL and Apple failed to fully materialize, Google and the NFL announced today. According to a report by The Wall Street Journal, YouTube will pay roughly $2 billion a year to secure the rights to the NFL Sunday Ticket franchise as part of its YouTube TV service. NFL Sunday Ticket is a package that...
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Some iPhone 14 Pro Users Reporting Flashing Horizontal Lines Upon Booting Up

Thursday December 22, 2022 2:21 am PST by
Across social media, some iPhone 14 Pro and ‌iPhone 14 Pro‌ Max users are reporting that horizontal lines are flashing across their iPhone display when the device is being turned on, with no clear reason why or how to fix it. MacRumors forum user Infernoqt and Reddit user u/1LastOutlaw On one thread on Reddit, dozens of ‌iPhone 14 Pro‌ users are reporting that one or more green and yellow lines...
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DaVinci Resolve for iPad Now Available on the App Store

Thursday December 22, 2022 1:22 am PST by
Popular video editing app DaVinci Resolve for iPad is now available on the App Store, giving ‌iPad‌ customers access to a popular professional-grade video editing app right on their ‌iPad‌. DaVinci Resolve for ‌iPad‌ was announced in October 2022 and is designed to be optimized for iPads with Apple silicon chips, like the new iPad Pro with the M2 chip and the previous generation ‌iPad Pro‌ and ‌iPad‌...
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Apple Still Sells Refurbished Apple Watch Series 3 Models, But You Shouldn't Buy One

Wednesday December 21, 2022 7:56 am PST by
The Apple Watch Series 3 was originally announced in 2017 and remained in Apple's lineup until earlier this year as a low-cost option. The Series 3's longevity in the lineup sparked jokes and memes, and despite being discontinued earlier this year, the Series 3 remains as a possible holiday shopping option for customers, but you shouldn't buy one. In Apple's refurbished store, the company...
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Get Your Last-Minute Holiday Orders in Before Apple's Online Shopping Deadline Today

Wednesday December 21, 2022 7:21 am PST by
With the holidays just around the corner, you may be doing some last-minute shopping, possibly hoping you may be able to order an Apple gadget for a friend or loved one in time for Christmas. To make Christmas shopping a little easier every year, Apple lists on its website what date you’ll need to order specific products by if you want to receive them before Christmas. Today, December 21,...
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Latest Rumors for Every Mac: When to Expect New Models, What to Expect, and More

Wednesday December 21, 2022 6:29 am PST by
From the MacBook Pro to the Mac Pro, Mac mini, iMac, Mac Studio, and MacBook Air, it can sometimes be exhausting to keep up with each product's latest rumors and leaks for what's coming next. To help MacRumors readers get a quick digest of everything they need to know, we've consolidated the latest rumors about each Mac product below, including when new models are expected, new features, and ...
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Samsung Prioritizing Development of OLED Displays for Rumored 2024 iPad Pro

Wednesday December 21, 2022 3:10 am PST by
Samsung is prioritizing the development of OLED displays that Apple plans to use in upcoming iPad models, according to a report today by The Elec. According to the report, Samsung has prioritized the development of a particular display type that uses two-stack tandem OLED panels, which is what Apple plans to use in future ‌iPad‌ and Mac models. Prioritization of this display type means the...
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iPhone 15 Rumored to Still Feature Qualcomm 5G Modem as Apple Continues Work on Custom Chip

Wednesday December 21, 2022 2:22 am PST by
The iPhone 15 series will continue to feature Qualcomm 5G modems, according to a report today by DigiTimes, as development at Apple on a custom-made chip continues. Apple is currently developing an in-house 5G modem that aims to replace Qualcomm's Snapdragon 5G chips within the coming years. The report today says that TSMC will be the main supplier of the Qualcomm 5G chip for use in the...
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iPhone 14 Pro Availability Improving as Holidays Approach

Monday December 19, 2022 12:10 am PST by
Availability of iPhone 14 Pro models are beginning to improve on Apple's online store as the holidays continue to approach, a sign that the company has possibly largely caught up with demand following production disruptions. As we've reported previously, both the ‌iPhone 14 Pro‌ and ‌iPhone 14 Pro‌ Max were estimated to begin shipping in three to four weeks, according to Apple's online store....
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Samsung Mocks Apple for Lack of Foldable iPhone in New World Cup Themed Ad

Thursday December 15, 2022 7:00 am PST by
In a new World Cup themed ad, Samsung has poked fun at Apple's lack of a flippable iPhone while promoting its own Galaxy Z Flip4. In the ad posted on one of Samsung's Weibo accounts, Galaxy Flip phones can be seen as fans in a soccer stadium, themed after the 2022 World Cup. While the Galaxy Flip phones are cheering and flipping in the stands, a few smartphones, clearly resembling iPhones,...
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YouTube's Apple TV App is Crashing and Causing Issues For Users After Latest Update

Monday December 12, 2022 5:47 am PST by
YouTube's Apple TV app is crashing and causing some issues for users when they try to exit out of the app, according to user reports online. On Twitter and Reddit, users report that when trying to exit out of the YouTube app, their ‌Apple TV‌ becomes unresponsive and shows a black screen. The issue begins when users press the back button on their ‌Apple TV‌ remote, which then causes the YouTube...
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Apple Wants to Triple iPhone Production in India, Claims Report

Monday December 12, 2022 2:45 am PST by
Apple reportedly wants to triple its iPhone production capacity in India within the next two years, part of a larger plan to diversify its supply chain out of China and into other parts of the world. According to a report by Mint, an unnamed "senior industry executive" said, "[Apple is] looking to scale up the volumes that they make from India. It can rise by more than three times what they...
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Twitter to Increase Tweet Character Limit to 4,000, Elon Musk Says

Sunday December 11, 2022 2:31 am PST by
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...
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Two Unreleased Macs Spotted in Steam's Database

Saturday December 10, 2022 10:55 am PST by
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...
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Google Chrome Gains Support for Passkeys, Making it Easier to Log Into Websites and More

Saturday December 10, 2022 2:46 am PST by
Google Chrome has announced it has gained support for passkeys, a new industry-wide standard with the hope of replacing passwords by making it easier and safer to log into websites and apps. With passkeys, users can authenticate and log into websites using their iPhone or Android devices, replacing the need for a password. On newer versions of iOS and Android, users visiting websites that...
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iOS 16 Installed on Almost 70% of iPhones Nearly 100 Days After Launch

Friday December 9, 2022 4:25 am PST by
iOS 16 is installed on almost 70% of compatible devices as the update's 100-day launch anniversary approaches, according to third-party analytics website Mixpanel. iOS 16 was released to the public on September 12, 2022, and was initially doing better than last year's iOS 15 update regarding how quickly users were updating their iPhone to the newest version. Apple periodically shares...