Apple held a press event Thursday morning in Cupertino, California. Center stage was the new MacBook Pro, which now has a touchscreen strip at the top of the keyboard. Neat! But that’s not all. Here are all the big announcements.
During yesterday’s MacBook event, Apple co-signed two new LG displays, and it worked together with the Korean company to make sure that the displays meet the needs of Apple customers and worth well with Macs.
Apple today announced the all-new MacBook Pro, confirming that the new computer will come in 13-inch and 15-inch sizes, in both Silver and Space Gray color options. The MacBooks are thinner and lighter than their previous generations, come with a Trackpad that’s larger than the ones on the previous MacBooks, and have a redesigned keyboard for better typing.
Apple used its “hello again” event to introduce new MacBook Pro models Thursday. Smaller, thinner, and featuring four Thunderbolt 3 ports, the signature feature is a “Touch Bar,” a Multi-Touch, Retina Display strip above the keyboard that offers users context-aware controls, keys, and other user-interface features.
During Apple’s “Hello Again” event, Apple spent an hour and 25 minutes talking about several cool things. The new MacBook Pros are very nice—but they were the only major Mac announcement. In contrast, the event tagline suggested that Apple would say something important about the “Mac” as a product. Instead, the vacuum persisted and Apple elected to take a stand on how it sees the MacBook Pro catering to the pro market with the Touch Bar.
Apple CEO Tim Cook wants to weave artificial intelligence deeply into our lives, and he’s ready for a cashless society. The iPhone and Mac maker’s planned research center in Japan will play a role in those plans, and the country could be at the forefront of plans to push Apple Pay as the standard for a no-cash world.
Deeper stylus integration, faster displays planned for iPads
New MacBooks, iMac, and 5K monitor with LG in product pipeline
With the introduction of the iPhone 7, Apple did away with the classic click-mechanism home button in favor of a “solid-state” pressure sensitive one that uses haptic feedback to mimic traditional button presses.
Apple on Tuesday supplied registered developers with a second pre-release beta of iOS 10.1, a forthcoming update that will introduce the new bokeh Portrait photo mode for owners of the newly released dual-camera iPhone 7 Plus.
Payed LLC is proud to announce Payed Messaging 1.1.1, a new app released to coincide with iOS 10. Payed Messaging enables users to invoice, pay and be paid using Apple Pay and iMessage. It’s the first payment app with iMessage capability, avoiding the need for card capture dongles, logins, or passwords to remember or forget.
Baby Skills Ltd. has recently launched Baby Skills 1.2.1, a new lifestyle app dedicated to help parents track and record their child’s progress from birth to five years of age. Baby Skills allows parents to conveniently record every little milestone in their child’s life, share their achievements and memories with loved ones, and compare their child’s progress with other children – all in a few taps!
Today AssistiveWare, a leading innovator for assistive technology, released a major update for its symbol-supported communication app Proloquo2Go. The award-winning app already gives a voice to over 150,000 English and Spanish children, teens and adults who have difficulty speaking. Proloquo2Go is exclusively available for iPad, iPhone and Apple Watch. Version 4.4 adds full support for French, including a research-based vocabulary developed in collaboration with French Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) experts.
If you haven’t upgraded to macOS Sierra yet, get ready for Apple to push it to your Mac automatically. That doesn’t, however, mean Apple is forcing you to upgrade because the automatically downloaded update isn’t auto-installing.
As much as we lampoon some of the sillier rumors in this space, we do like taking a peek into the crystal ball of what might happen and picking out our favorites to bet on. As we all know, some of them come true, some of them never do, some may come true someday — so they’re like prayers, in a way — and there is some fun in handicapping the likelihood of which camp a given rumor will fall.
The United States Patent and Trademark Office today granted Apple a patent that describes a Touch ID sensor which could effectively detect and read a user’s fingerprints through other components of the smartphone, “such as display stacks and touch screens” (via AppleInsider).
The major update to Apple’s Mac OS X, is no more OS X 10.12, instead, it’s named macOS Sierra. The brand-new desktop operating system macOS Sierra comes with Auto Unlock, Optimized Storage, Siri, Universal Clipboard and many more.
For most users, installing macOS Sierra has gone without a hitch and they’re left with a trouble-free Mac that works great with the latest macOS system software release. But, not everything goes smoothly for everyone, and sometimes updating to macOS Sierra can lead to a variety of problems.
I’ve told you more than once that it’s a bad idea to upgrade your Mac’s (or any device’s) operating system immediately after its release. Sadly, that’s not an option for me because of my vocation. I had to disobey my own advice (yet again) and install macOS Sierra 10.12 on my main Mac the day it was released.
The iPhone 7 just came out, so of course rumors are already swirling about next year’s model.
It is understandable that federal investigators want to unlock an iPhone used by one of the attackers who killed 14 people in San Bernardino, Calif., in December.
The time since most of the Macs have been updated can now be described as geologic. Is that because Apple doesn’t care about the Macs? Time Cook says “I Love the Mac.” Or, more likely, could we be in for another major architectural change? Evidence is mounting that Apple really will abandon Intel and take the Mac lineup to ARM. Here’s the assessment.
With new iPhones being released each year, I’m used to being tempted by the latest and greatest Apple device. The iPhone 7 is no different, but it’s always a tough decision whether you should upgrade your existing device for the latest model.
A federal jury on Friday found Apple’s FaceTime product in infringement of patents owned by non-practicing entity VirnetX, a decision that will cost Apple more than $302 million in damages.
After laying the groundwork with widgets in Notification Center with iOS 8, Apple’s iOS 10 update makes widgets more accessible and useful by making them available not only on a a device’s lock screen, but also on the home screen’s Siri search.