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16:51
Checking out the new iPad Pros and their fancy 120Hz...

Andrew Cunningham

I have seen the new iPad Pros, and they are about what you'd expect, not that that's a bad thing. Since the "hands on" process is basically the same as handling any other iPad, let's focus on answering questions.

The new 12.9-inch iPad Pro is the easiest to describe, since its physical design is the same as the original model. It's still a 0.27-inch (6.9mm) thick, 1.49 pound (677g) tablet that looks like a stretched-out version of the iPad design Apple has been selling since 2013 or so. The difference is that some of the features introduced in last year's 9.7-inch iPad Pro weren't ready for the first 12.9-inch version. That list of features includes:

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16:23
Up close with the new iMac Pro in all its space gray...

Behold, the most powerful Mac ever

Image by Roman Loyola

Apple on Monday introduced a new Mac for professionals—but it wasn’t a Mac Pro. No, it's the new iMac Pro, and Apple says it's the most powerful Mac the company has ever released. You can get the full lowdown on the specs of the $4,999 machine, but you want to know what it looks like, don’t you? We have a few pictures in this slideshow.

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16:16
Apple announces watchOS 4, upcoming changes at WWDC

watchOS 4 is around the corner and over at WWDC, Apple announced the forthcoming operating system and its robust lineup of forthcoming changes.

Here’s what the company had to say:

Intelligence:

Siri intelligence extends further into Apple Watch® with the new Siri watch face. With each raise of the wrist, the information on the display dynamically updates based on the time of day, daily routines and pertinent data from apps such as Activity, Alarms, Breathe, Calendar, Maps, Reminders and Wallet, as well as headlines from the new Apple News™ app for Apple Watch.

With watchOS 4, the Activity app delivers intelligent coaching and tailored encouragement to help close Activity Rings more often and achieve longer success streaks. Every morning, users will receive a personalized notification if they’re close to earning an Achievement, or suggest what they can do to match yesterday’s activity levels. If needed, toward the end of the day, they’ll be told...

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16:15
Tim Cook talks HomePod, Trump’s decision to leave...

Following Apple’s keynote address to kick off WWDC, Tim Cook sat down with Bloomberg for a wide-ranging interview discussing Apple’s announcements today, President Trump and the Paris climate pact, and much more…

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16:06
WWDC ’17: First look at Apple’s new iMac Pro [Video]

Apple announced a new ‘iMac Pro’ model today set to arrive for customers this December and we had a chance to get a first look. Apple wasn’t actually allowing press to get hands-on with the new machine, but we did get an opportunity to get up close and personal with some video of the new iMac Pro (below).

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16:00
Apple announces High Sierra, points out forthcoming...

macOS High Sierra is coming.

macOS 10.13, also known as macOS 10.13 High Sierra, was announced today at WWDC, complete with Apple executive Craig Federighi highlighting the following changes:

Safari: Apple benchmarked a new version of Safari, which offered 80 percent better performance on modern JavaScript, blocking of auto-play videos and Intelligent Tracking Prevention using machine learning to identify trackers and segregate cross-site traffic monitors.

Mail: The new Mail application includes a new composition screen, and 35 percent less space to store mail boxes.

Photos: The new Photos program has a new view, including a chronological display, and new filtration mechanisms. Metadata including categorization are automatically synchronized across devices.

In addition, new editing tools have been added including selective color modification, curve changes, and all edits synchronized from Photoshop or Pixelmator back to the photo library.

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16:00
Apple's New iOS File Manager Coming This Fall...

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: Apple announced the new file manager today. A demo showed that the application will provide access to local files and files in cloud storage services such as Dropbox, iCloud Drive, and Box. It will support nested folders, favorites, search, tags, and a list view in which files can be sorted by size and date. You'll also be able to drag and drop with other applications, for example by dragging an attachment from e-mail into the file manager. The new manager will be part of iOS 11, shipping this fall.


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15:45
Apple releases first iOS 11, macOS 10.13, watchOS 4...




As scheduled, Apple on Monday released the first beta versions of its next-generation operating systems -- iOS 11, macOS 10.13 High Sierra, watchOS 4 and tvOS 11 -- to developers for testing.

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15:44
GarageBand for Mac updated with Touch Bar support,...

Apple has updated GarageBand for Mac with Touch Bar support, cross-platform integration, and more. According to Apple, version 10.2 offers:

  • New modern design with improved ease of use;
  • Adds Touch Bar support to quickly navigate around your project and perform instruments;
  • Three new Drummers who play percussion in the styles of Pop, Songwriter, and Latin;
  • Introduces new Drummer loops which can be added to your song and then customized with performance controls;
  • Remotely add new tracks to your project using GarageBand on your iPhone or iPad.
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15:42
Tripping to macOS 10.13 High Sierra

Apple today announced that macOS 10.13 High Sierra will include important under-the-hood improvements, as well as targeted tweaks to Apple apps. The free update to macOS will run on all Macs that can run macOS 10.12 Sierra.

 

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15:38
Apple unveils iOS 11 at WWDC

iOS 11 is around the corner and it looks like Apple is planning some pretty meaty changes along with it.

Over at WWDC, the company announced the following changes to the mobile operating system, which will also include an augmented reality kit as well as CoreML, which gives developers access to on-device machine learning capabilities.

Apple offered the following list of forthcoming changes:

iPad Becomes Even More Powerful:

iOS 11 makes multitasking on iPad even more powerful with a new customizable Dock that provides quick access to frequently used apps and documents from any screen, and a redesigned app switcher makes it easier to move between pairs of active apps, used in Split View and now Slide Over. The new Files app keeps everything in one place, whether files are stored locally, in iCloud Drive® or across other providers like Box, Dropbox and more, and with Drag and Drop available across the system, moving images and text is easier than ever....

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15:26
Some late-in-the-day WWDC keynote tidbits….

In all the coverage of the Worldwide Apple Developer Conference keynote, here’s some items you may have missed….

Apple's racked up 27 million Apple Music subscribers, Craig Federighi, senior vice president of software engineering, said during the WWDC keynote. That's about 7 million more since December. 

AppleCare+ for Mac now extends the service and telephone technical support periods to three years, up from one year and 90 days respectively. This includes access to Apple experts via chat or phone, and global repair coverage for the device.

Logitech has already introduced a keyboard/case combo for the new iPad Pros. It's the Slim Combo.

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15:17
Hello, HomePod: What you need to know about Apple’s...

Apple concluded its Worldwide Developers Conference keynote on Monday with a sneak peek of an all-new product: The HomePod.

Originally rumored to be called Siri Speaker, the HomePod is a smart speaker with Wi-Fi capabilities intended to compete against Amazon Echo devices and Google Home—although it will be significantly more expensive. During the WWDC keynote, Apple’s senior VP of marketing Phil Schiller boasted about the HomePod’s audio quality, its built-in room sensors, and the integration with Apple Music. 

With its always-on voice assistant and ability to control connected devices, the HomePod is very similar to Echo devices and Google Home, but with a few notable differences. Here are the must-know HomePod features and specs that were showcased during WWDC.

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15:16
AWT News Update: Special WWDC Keynote Edition (June...

Today's AWT News Update broke all records and is now the longest -- at 25 minutes -- audio podcast we've done. Why? Well, in case you missed it there were a ton of announcements made in San Jose, California today -- the WWDC 2017 keynote was about two and a half hours long. We've compressed it all down to the details using our new AWTKit™ framework and squeezed the news into 25 minutes.

Be sure to join the entire AWT crew live on AWT TV tonight. Just point your browser to the AWT YouTube Channel at 6:30 PM PDT / 9:30 PM EDT, and we'll be discussing all of the announcements made today.

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This is Steve Sande for Apple World Today, and you’re listening to a special edition of the AWT News Update for June 5th, 2017.

We invite all of our listeners to join us tonight at 6:30 PM PDT / 9:30 PM EDT on AWT TV when we’ll get together to do a live dissection of the announcements. Just...

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15:11
Apple says iMac Pro RAM won’t be user replaceable,...

In addition to refreshed MacBooks, Apple today also updated its iMac lineup with Kaby Lake processors and USB-C. Perhaps most notably, however, the company teased the iMac Pro: an ultra-powerful model coming later this year.

The iMac Pro comes in Space Gray coloring with accompanying Space Gray accessories, and while some had hoped those accessories would be sold separately, Apple has since informed us that won’t be the case…

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15:06
Amazon Prime coming to Apple’s TV app later this year

The tvOS got very little love at the Apple Worldwide Developer Conference keynote today, though CEO Tim Cook said there would be more info later this year. He also added that Apple now has 50 partners in the TV app and that Amazon Prime is coming later this year. 

This would allow Amazon Prime Video subscribers to easily watch TV shows and movies from the service using Apple's set-top box. Amazon employees expect the app to show up on Apple’s hardware in the third quarter of the year, according to recode.

If the rumor is true, this would be an about-face for Amazon. In June 2016, CEO Jeff Bezos said he only wants Amazon to sell devices that support Prime Video. Amazon Prime is a membership program that gives customers access to streaming video, music, e-books, free shipping and a variety of other...

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15:02
Apple slips wireless Magic Keyboard with Numeric...




Amid new Macs and iPads shown off at WWDC 2017, Apple on Monday also quietly released the wireless Magic Keyboard with Numeric Keypad, available for $129.

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15:00
Apple Announces Native HEVC Support In MacOS High...

New submitter StreamingEagle writes: Apple massively improves the quality of photo and video experiences, including High Dynamic Range. High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) can double photo and video storage capacity, and cut the time to upload or share by half. HEVC video compression and HEIF photo compression are coming to iOS 11 and MacOS High Sierra. Sean Hollister adds via CNET: "Having used HEVC quite a bit myself, I can vouch that it takes up less space. I recently transcoded roughly a terabyte of video to HEVC on my Windows PC, and saw hundreds of gigabytes of savings."


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14:57
Apple Will Enter Smart Speaker Market in December...

At WWDC, Apple unveiled the HomePod, its entry into the smart speaker market. Due to ship in December for $349, the HomePod promises to provide high-quality audio and virtual assistant capabilities via Siri. We’ll just have to wait until then to see how it compares with the Amazon Echo and Google Home devices.

 

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14:55
GarageBand for Mac updated with new Touch Bar...

As part of today’s WWDC festivities, Apple has now updated GarageBand for Mac and iOS. Most of the big changes come to the desktop version with some cross-platform integration, TouchBar support and more.

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14:50
Apple announces HomePod speaker at WWDC, will ship...

Apple’s much-rumored speaker is en route.

Apple today announced its speaker, the HomePod a wireless speaker powered by Apple’s A8 chip with Siri integration that’s just under 7 inches tall.

Phil Schiller, the company’s VP of Worldwide Marketing, offered the following comment:

“HomePod packs powerful speaker technology, Siri intelligence and wireless access to the entire Apple Music library into a beautiful speaker that is less than 7 inches tall, can rock most any room with distortion free music and be a helpful assistant around your home.”

The HomePod combines high quality music playback speakers and smart speaker systems with an interesting feature that can, reportedly, intelligently detect the space it is in with “spatial awareness,” which the company said provides better quality audio playback than its competitors.

The HomePod features an upward-facing woofer as well as an array of seven beam-forming tweeters. It has a six-microphone array...

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14:42
Logitech unveils new Slim Combo case with Smart...

Hot on the heels of Apple announcing two new iPads earlier today, Logitech has unveiled a new Slim Combo case for both the 10.5-inch iPad Pro and 12.9-inch iPad Pro. The new case is available from both Logitech and Apple, offering a protective case and detachable keyboard.

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14:37
Apple expands AppleCare+ to cover Mac users for...




Apple has expanded its AppleCare+ extended warranty service to cover the Mac range, with the quiet update expanding the warranty period for Mac users to three years, as well as covering two incidents of accidental damage to both the desktop Mac and MacBook product families.

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14:32
iOS 11 brings Next/Previous Track controls to...

When Apple’s AirPods initially launched, one of the most obvious complaints was limitations with the controls. Being stuck with a couple of double-tap commands wasn’t enough for most users. With iOS 11, users will gain the ability to adjust the AirPods’ double-tap action with new control options.

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14:30
First look: Apple's powerful iMac Pro




Apple at WWDC 2017 offered a sneak peek of its upcoming iMac Pro, an all-in-one desktop packed with cutting edge components -- and a sexy Space Gray finish -- worthy of imaging professionals.

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14:27
Hands-on with the new 10.5-inch iPad Pro and iOS 11’...

Today following Apple’s opening keynote presentation at WWDC 2017 we got some hands-on time with the new 10.5-inch iPad Pro and a demo of Apple’s new ARKit platform running on iOS 11.

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14:24
HomePod raises the bar for smart speakers

One of the other expected announcements today was that of a "Siri Speaker". It happened, but with a totally different name than we expected -- HomePod (available in December in the US, Australia, and UK for $349). The crowd didn't exactly seem enthralled with the name, but the device is quite impressive and as Apple noted, it's meant to redefine music in the home the same way that the iPod redefined portable music.

Apple mentioned that today there are good speakers -- let's say Sonos, for example -- that work throughout the home, but they're not smart. Likewise, there are smart speakers like Amazon Echo, but they have substandard sound. HomePod is designed to bridge the gap by bringing premium speaker sound to the home as well as using Siri to browse and select music from Apple Music, control the home through HomeKit, and answer questions.

The device is just under 7 inches tall and looks like a piece of furniture. It will be available in both space gray and white, and...

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14:22
New 12.9-inch iPad Pro gets more than new processor...

While the new 10.5-inch iPad Pro was given more attention than the 12.9-inch model at WWDC today, Apple has brought more than just a new processor and storage bumps to its largest iPad…

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14:14
watchOS 4 Focuses on Fundamentals (And Fun)

Apple has announced the fourth major update to watchOS for the Apple Watch. Improvements include person-to-person payments, enhanced fitness tracking, and updated music controls, plus new watch faces.

 

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14:00
Monument Valley 2 is available for download right...

From 9to5Toys.com

One the best and most influential mobile puzzlers just got a sequel. Monument Valley was one of those iOS experiences that has been copied time and time again by other developers, only to fall short of the real thing. Today at the Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple announced the next entry in the series is now available on the App Store. more…

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13:59
First look: Apple's new 10.5" iPad Pro




Apple introduced a completely new iPad form factor with the 10.5-inch iPad Pro on Monday, promising users a bigger, better display and top-tier internal hardware stuffed into a svelte chassis comparable to the outgoing 9.7-inch version.

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13:48
iOS 11 Gets Smarter in Small Ways

You’ll be hard-pressed to find an overarching theme to iOS 11. This release will focus on dozens of small refinements, but they could turn into key features in the future.

 

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13:48
Apple announces updated MacBooks, offers improved...

The new MacBooks are en route.

And they offer some spiffy new updates.

Apple has incorporated seventh generation Intel Kaby Lake processors in all upgraded 12-inch MacBooks and MacBook Pros. The 12-inch MacBook now supports up to 1.4 GHz Core i7 processor with Turbo Boost up to 3.6 GHz, and can be purchased with up to 16GB of RAM.

The updated 13-inch MacBook Pro offers a Kaby Lake processor up to 3.5 GHz Core i7 with Turbo Boost up to 4.0 GHz, and the 15-inch MacBook Pro goes up to 3.1 GHz Core i7 with Turbo Boost up to 4.1 GHz.

Apple is also offering an Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640 GPU in its base configuration of 13-inch MacBook Pro, with Intel Iris Plus Graphics 650 included in the higher spec option. Elsewhere, the 15-inch MacBook Pro now comes standard with more powerful Radeon Pro 555 discrete graphics with 2GB video memory, while a Radeon Pro 560 with 4GB memory is also available as an option.

The updated notebooks offer new SSDs that...

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13:41
AppleCare+ for Mac now includes coverage of 2...

Apple today has expanded its AppleCare+ accidental damage coverage to include the Mac lineup of products. While the company hasn’t yet acknowledged the change, the listing for AppleCare+ now inlcudes accidental damage for Macs.

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13:35
iOS 11 Preview: First look at Apple’s latest mobile...

Today at Apple’s WWDC 2017 the company announced the newest update to their mobile operating system, iOS 11. New update is now available to developers through the Apple Developer Center and will be available as a public beta later this month. As we begin to dive into the new operating system, let’s take a first look at what the update brings to the user experience.

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13:32
Apple announces updated 10.5-inch, 12.9-inch iPad...

If you’re hankering for a new iPad Pro, the new one was just announced today.

Apple announced an updated version of its 10.5-inch iPad Pro. The new unit still weighs one pound but includes thinner bezels as well as a new screen equipped with ProMotion technology, which allows for faster refresh rates with smoother scrolling, and more responsiveness with Apple Pencil and touch input with just 20ms latency.

The refresh rate will dynamically adjust for both quality and power savings. Fast moving content updates quickly, but slower refresh rates (such as when viewing still images) can save battery life.

The new screen is 20 percent larger thanks to borders that have been reduced by 40 percent. The unit also allows for a full-size onscreen keyboard.

The 12.9-inch model is getting an upgrade too, featuring all of the capabilities of the 10.5-inch model. Both will feature True Tone displays with P3 wide color gamut, ultralow reflectivity, 600 nits brightness...

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13:29
iPad Pro gains a 10.5-inch model, vastly improved...

Image via Apple

As expected, Apple today unveiled new iPad Pro models. The 9.7-inch model is no longer an option, but there's a new 10.5-inch version to take its place. Here's the word from Apple, followed by our insights into the iPad Pro announcements and a gallery of photos from the announcement:

“San Jose, California — Apple today introduced an all-new 10.5-inch iPad Pro and a new 12.9-inch iPad Pro, featuring the world’s most advanced display with ProMotion technology and incredible performance with the new A10X Fusion chip. The new 10.5-inch model reduces the borders by nearly 40 percent to fit into an incredibly compact package that still weighs just one pound. Combined with powerful new iPad features in iOS 11 coming this fall, like the all-new Files app, customizable Dock, improved multitasking and deeper integration of Apple Pencil, iPad Pro gives users the ability to be even more...

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13:28
Apple releases redesigned macOS Human Interface...

Following the release of macOS 10.13, iOS 11, watchOS 4, and tvOS 11 betas, Apple has released a newly updated version of its macOS Human Interface Guidelines. These design guidelines help designers and developers alike to build out applications that follow models based on Apple’s recommendations. While not everything in the guidelines needs to be strictly adhered to, it helps designers understand Apple’s ideals and to create cohesion across the platform.

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13:21
First look: Apple's HomePod speaker




Apple took the wraps off HomePod, a competitor to so-called "smart speakers" like Amazon Echo, on Monday, later offering WWDC attendees a closer look at the device prior to an expected debut in December.

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13:16
The new App Store

Apple today unveiled the all-new App Store, designed from the ground up to make discovering apps and games easier than ever before. The beautifully redesigned App Store is packed with original stories and editorial, updated daily in a new Today tab, as well as new Games and Apps tabs. Compelling stories, in-depth interviews, helpful tips and collections of must-have apps and games will showcase Apple’s unique perspective and aim to inform, help and inspire customers every day. App Store customers have now downloaded more than 180 billion apps and Apple has paid out over $70 billion to developers since the store launched in 2008, making it the most vibrant software marketplace in the world.

Two things I like with this update. First, games have their own tab so those of us that don’t game won’t have to scroll through them all the time. Second, the Today page may just help discovery.

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13:14
iPad Pro Gets More Professional

The bad news is that the 9.7-inch model of the iPad Pro is history. The good news is everything else, including a 10.5-inch iPad Pro, improvements to the 12.9-inch iPad Pro model, and iPad-specific improvements in iOS 11. The new hardware is available this month; we’ll have to wait until fall for iOS 11.

 

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13:14
iOS 11 will offer some iPad-specific features

At today’s Worldwide Developer Conference keynote, Apple previewed iOS 11, an update to its mobile operating system, bringing new features to the iPhone and iPad this fall. Some of the features are obviously designed to position the latter as a laptop replacement (something Apple's been trying to do lately).

Craig Federighi, Apple’s senior vice president of Software Engineering, says iOS 11 is the biggest software release ever for the iPad, with multitasking features, a new Files app and more ways to use Apple Pencil. Augmented reality is coming to hundreds of millions of iOS devices with a new platform for developers to build apps that let users place virtual content on top of real-world scenes. 

CoreML gives developers on-device machine learning capabilities so they can easily make apps that will predict, learn and become more intelligent. Additional features include the ability to pay friends using Apple Pay, Do Not Disturb while driving to help users stay more...

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13:13
iMac Pro

Apple today gave a sneak peek of iMac Pro, an entirely new workstation-class product line designed for pro users with the most demanding workflows. The all-new iMac Pro, with its gorgeous 27-inch Retina 5K display, up to 18-core Xeon processors and up to 22 Teraflops of graphics computation, is the most powerful Mac ever made. Featuring a stunning new space gray enclosure, iMac Pro packs incredible performance for advanced graphics editing, virtual reality content creation and real-time 3D rendering. iMac Pro is scheduled to ship in December starting at $4,999 (US).

It’s pretty safe to say Apple is serious about the Mac.

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13:12
Apple unveils iMac Pro, offers specs up to 18...

Apple has apparently gone bananas with their highest-end iMac.

The company, which promised a pro-grade iMac, unveiled the unit at the Worldwide Developer Conference keynote presentation on Monday. The iMac Pro will sport Intel Xeon processors, and Apple says it’s the most powerful computer they’ve ever made.

The iMac will sport Intel Xeon processors alongside 128GB of RAM.

Apple has dubbed this the “iMac Pro”, cited that it’s a workstation class computer and will be available with 8 core, 10 core, and 18 core Xeon CPUs, up to 128 GB RAM, AMD Radeon Vega graphics, 4TB SSD, Thunderbolt 3 ports, 1o Gb Ethernet, and a Retina 5K display.

The iMac Pro will start at $4,499 and ship later this year.

Stay tuned for additional details as they become available.

Via The Mac Observer

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13:12
iOS 11

Apple today previewed iOS 11, a major update to the world’s most advanced mobile operating system, bringing new experiences and hundreds of features to iPhone and iPad this fall. iOS 11 is the biggest software release ever for iPad, with powerful multitasking features, the Files app and more ways to use Apple Pencil. Augmented reality is coming to hundreds of millions of iOS devices with a new platform for developers to build apps that let users place virtual content on top of real-world scenes. CoreML gives developers on-device machine learning capabilities so they can easily make apps that will predict, learn and become more intelligent. Additional features include the ability to pay friends using Apple Pay, Do Not Disturb while driving to help users stay more focused on the road, even more intelligence and a new voice for Siri and new professional capabilities to Photos and Camera. iOS 11 is available as a developer preview today and will be a free software update for iPhone and...

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13:12
Apple showcases HomePod, iPad Pro, and iMac Pro in...

As it usually does, Apple showcased a handful of videos during its keynote address at WWDC earlier today and now the company has uploaded the videos to YouTube, including product videos for the HomePod, new iPad Pro, and new iMac Pro…

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13:11
Apple unveils the 10.5-inch iPad Pro

Apple today introduced an all-new 10.5-inch iPad Pro and a new 12.9-inch iPad Pro, featuring the world’s most advanced display with ProMotion technology and incredible performance with the new A10X Fusion chip. The new 10.5-inch model reduces the borders by nearly 40 percent to fit into an incredibly compact package that still weighs just one pound. Combined with powerful new iPad features in iOS 11 coming this fall, like the all-new Files app, customizable Dock, improved multitasking and deeper integration of Apple Pencil, iPad Pro gives users the ability to be even more productive and creative.

The 9.7-inch is my favorite because of the screen technologies, but I do use the larger one sometimes just because of the size. It’ll be interesting for me to try the 10.5-inch and see if that’s the perfect combination of both.

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13:09
Apple introduces HomePod

Apple today announced HomePod, a breakthrough wireless speaker for the home that delivers amazing audio quality and uses spatial awareness to sense its location in a room and automatically adjust the audio. Designed to work with an Apple Music subscription for access to over 40 million songs, HomePod provides deep knowledge of personal music preferences and tastes and helps users discover new music.

My first thought was the iPod HiFi speaker, but this is so much more. I’m looking forward to trying this out.

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13:08
Apple launches new accessories including wireless...

Now that Apple’s online store has been refreshed after today’s WWDC keynote we’re seeing a variety of new accessories available. Among the notable new products is the wireless Magic Keyboard with a numeric keypad.

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13:03
Apple announces new 2017 iMacs, offers improved...

The new iMac was just announced at WWDC and it includes some interesting upgrades.

Apple has, according to CEO Tim Cook, included the “best Mac displays ever,” upping the brightness to 500 nits to make them 43 percent brighter while bringing support for a billion colors. The new units also feature faster Intel Kaby Lake processors up to 4.2 GHz, higher memory capacity, super-fast storage, and next-generation graphics, as well as a pair of Thunderbolt 3/USB-C ports, which have yet to arrive on any other Mac.

The entry-level 21.5-inch model sports an Intel Iris Plus 640 GPU while the 4K model now supports discrete AMD Radeon Pro 550 graphics with up to 4GB of VRAM. The new iMac can also be equipped with up to 32GB of RAM and an SSD drive that is up to 50 percent faster than previous generations. The step-up 21.5-inch model, meanwhile, will feature Radeon Pro 555 or 560 graphics and standard fusion drives.

The 27-inch 5K model can be equipped with up to 64GB of...

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13:02
The new iMac Pro has 18-core Xeon chips, Radeon Vega...

Over the years, the iMac has gone from a candy-colored entry-level machine to one of the most powerful all-in-ones money can buy, but it’s never quite been the best machine for professionals. But with the new iMac Pro unveiled at WWDC on Monday that’s set to launch in December, that’s all about to change.

This new model isn’t just a better version of the 27-inch model—it’s both the most powerful Mac ever made and one of the most expensive. Seriously, it’s as if the Mac Pro and the 27-inch iMac had a baby.

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The new machine is dressed in a new sleek space-gray aluminum enclosure with a Magic Keyboard, Magic Trackpad 2,...

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12:56
Apple releases Swift Playgrounds 1.5, Xcode 9 &...

Following today’s keynote, Apple has released the first betas for Xcode 9 and Swift Playgrounds 2. Today also marks the release of Swift Playgrounds 1.5 which will allow learning developers to take control of robots, drones, and musical instruments.

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12:56
macOS High Sierra boasts new core storage, video and...

As anticipated, Apple previewed macOS High Sierra, the follow-up to macOS Sierra, at today’s Worldwide Developer Conference keynote. Coming this fall (it’s now in beta testing), it delivers new core storage, video and graphics technologies that pave the way for future innovation on the Mac. 

macOS High Sierra provides an all-new file system, support for High-Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) and an update to Metal, Apple’s graphics technology that powers everything from machine learning to virtual reality content creation. Plus, it offers refinements to such apps as Photos, Safari and Mail.

High Sierra will be the first version to support the Apple File System (APFS), which features enhanced performance, security and reliability of data and provides a foundation for future storage innovations. 

An advanced architecture optimized for today’s massive storage technologies, APFS is designed to make common operations such as copying files and directories instantaneous...

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12:53
Apple releases first developer betas of iOS 11,...

Apple has made the first betas of iOS 11, watchOS 4, tvOS 11, and macOS 10.13 available. The updates are available to registered to developers now via Apple’s online developer portal. Additionally, the Xcode 9 beta is now available as well.

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12:52
Apple releases rainbow ‘Pride Edition’ Apple Watch...

Last year Apple gifted its employees with a limited edition rainbow Apple Watch band to honor the San Francisco Pride parade. Now Apple has made its special ‘Pride Edition’ Woven Nylon band available for all customers to order. Apple has also listed the recently announced Nike Sport Band colors on Apple․com for order.

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12:43
watchOS 4 adds new faces, updated Workout app and...

First out of WWDC today were updates to watchOS. watchOS 4 will provide new watch faces, one of which will be powered by Siri intelligence. This will all be part of a free update this fall! The Siri face provides data that changes as the day progresses, with a rotation of the digital crown providing a 3D-list of what's been going on.

The Kaleidoscope face in watchOS 4

There are more faces that will show up; a fun Kaleidoscope face that uses images to create a moving kaleidoscopic image, and new animated Toy Story faces. The Activity face now provides coaching, letting you know when you're getting near a goal to give you a "nudge" to keep moving. Apple's also going to provide workout challenges that are tailored to your current activity, and will provide much more exciting celebrations when you reach a goal or make a challenge. 

It's also possible to add workouts together -- doing training for a triathlon, for example, you could start with a run, then...

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12:34
Apple Announces Its 'Next Breakthrough'...

Apple unveiled its home speaker during WWDC 2017 on Monday. The device, called HomePod, will go toe-to-toe with existing competitors such as the Amazon Echo and Google Home. Apple said it wanted to combine good speakers with smart speakers you can talk to, referencing Sonos and Amazon Alexa. It said the speaker "needs to rock the house" free from distortion. It also needs to have "spatial awareness" to make the music sound good no matter the room size. It also needs to be fun to use, Apple said, adding that the HomePod does all of this with a customer's privacy in mind. From a report: The device is a pill-shaped circular speaker. It has 7 beam-forming tweeter array. It has a custom-made woofer and an Apple A8 chip. It has multi-channel echo cancellation, real-time acoustic modeling and more. The HomePod can scan the space around it to optimize audio accordingly. Schiller spent a lot of time talking about how good it sounds. Of course the speaker works well with Apple Music. You can...

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12:31
Apple looks to reinvent home music with $349 HomePod...




Calling it a "breakthrough home speaker," Apple on Monday revealed the new Siri home speaker dubbed HomePod, a device the company hopes will reinvent music at home just like the iPod reinvented music in your pocket. It will cost $349 and ship this December.

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12:28
Apple's iPad to get bigger dock, Files app,...




In announcing iOS 11 on Monday, Apple revealed a host of new iPad-oriented changes, including a special dock, a new Files app, drag-and-drop support and more.

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12:15
Homepod is Apple’s first “breakthrough home speaker...

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SAN JOSE, Calif.—Today at WWDC, we finally got a look at Apple's rumored smart home speaker, which has home-assistant features buried beneath a music-first sales pitch.

"We want to reinvent home music," Tim Cook told the Monday WWDC keynote crowd before Apple's Phil Schiller revealed and named the new Apple Homepod. The product will cost $349 and launch in certain territories, including the US, this December.

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12:14
Apple officially announces new HomePod speaker to ‘...

At its Worldwide Developer Conference today, Apple has officially taken the wraps off of its oft-rumored speaker in the form of HomePod. The device acts as a standalone way for users to interact with Siri, play music, and more. Tim Cook touts this as Apple’s effort to “reinvent home music” just as it did with products like the iPad.

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12:07
Professional photo editing app Affinity Photo now...

Serif’s Affinity Photo, a popular professional photo editing app for the Mac and Windows, has launched on the iPad. The app, which is now available to download on the App Store for a limited time $19.99 price, brings desktop-class high-level photo editing capabilities to iPad users. more…

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12:07
iOS 11 drops the iPhone 5 and 5C and the fourth-gen...

Enlarge / The iPhone 5 running iOS 10. (credit: Andrew Cunningham)

SAN JOSE, Calif.—When Apple releases the next version of iOS in the fall, it’s going to leave a handful of older iDevices behind. This year, two phones and one tablet are getting the axe: 2012’s iPhone 5 and fourth-generation iPad, and 2013’s iPhone 5C.

These iPhones and iPads are definitely slower than their newer counterparts, but this time around the compatibility cutoff has less to do with things like RAM or raw performance. These three gadgets are the last iDevices to use 32-bit processors (the Apple A6 in the iPhones, the A6X in the iPad); beginning with the iPhone 5S and the iPad Air in 2013, all of Apple’s iPhones, iPads, and iPods since have included 64-bit chips.

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12:07
New iMacs bring better screens, powerful processors...

We might not have gotten a look at the all-new customizable Mac Pro that Apple is working on, but that doesn’t mean that Tim Cook and friends didn’t deliver some serious upgrades to our desks during Apple’s Worldwide Developer’s Conference kickoff on Monday. And with the latest updates just unveiled for the iMac, there just might be a model to satisfy everyone.

While the new iMacs might look the same on the outside, they’re quite a bit different inside. It starts, of course, with the screen. Apple says the new models have the “best Mac displays ever,” upping the brightness to 500 nits to make them 43 percent brighter while bringing support for a billion colors. You’ll also get faster Intel Kaby Lake processors up to 4.2 GHz, higher memory capacity, super-fast storage, and next-generation graphics, as well as a pair of Thunderbolt 3/...

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12:07
Apple AirPlay 2 adds whole-home audio for speakers

With AirPlay 2, Apple and speaker makers team up to take on Sonos (and Google)

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12:06
Apple Pencil: Improved 20ms latency, mark up support...

Alongside new iPads themselves, Apple today has announced a new accessory case that integrates the Apple Pencil. The new accessory offers a slot for holding your Apple Pencil when not in use, a common problem since the iPad Pro’s inception.

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12:01
Apple unveils $649 10.5" iPad Pro featuring 20...




Apple officially updated its iPad Pro lineup on Monday, with the most popular base model receiving a larger 10.5-inch display with thinner bezels, while still weighing just 1 pound. The screen also features "ProMotion" technology and other enhancements, dramatically improving visual performance.

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12:00
ARKit augmented reality tools in iOS 11 will make...




Making good on the previous promise that Apple would be taking an interest in augmented reality in the future, Apple Vice President Craig Federighi announced ARKit, a developer toolset that it will make available to nearly istantaneously make the iPhone and iPad the largest AR platform in the world.

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12:00
AWT TV Tonight: Join us for a live recap of all of...

Today was full of exciting and sometimes perplexing announcements, and we've now had a few hours to digest them all. Join Dennis Sellers, Marty Edwards and Steve Sande for a live discussion of everything that we heard about today. Just point your browser to the Apple World Today channel on YouTube tonight at 6:30 PM PDT / 9:30 PM EDT and we'll be on the air!

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11:50
Apple Unveils What's Next For macOS Desktop OS...

Apple's next big macOS update is coming this fall, the company announced at its developer conference Monday. Apple is improving macOS Sierra, fixing bugs and making existing features and components faster and more reliable. The new version is called High Sierra. From a report: The update includes new features for Safari, with an update that stops autoplaying videos; Mail, with a new split-view mode; and Photos, with improved face detection, editing, and photo printing features. Apple is also bringing the Apple File System to Macs, after adding the technology to iOS in March. Apple is also bringing new virtual reality support to Macs with the Metal 2 framework.


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11:49
Apple redesigns App Store app with Apple Music-esque...




The iOS App Store is getting its first major redesign since launching in 2008, with a fresh new look complete with user interface elements reminiscent of the Apple Music app.

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11:44
Apple introduces a redesigned 10.5-inch iPad Pro...

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SAN JOSE, Calif.—Apple's WWDC isn't usually about hardware, but the company used its keynote today to introduce a fairly major new product: a fully redesigned iPad Pro, designed to replace the current 9.7-inch tablet that debuted back in March of 2016.

The new tablet's defining feature is its new slim-bezeled design, which lets Apple fit a 10.5-inch screen into a body that's not all that different from the 9.7-inch tablet's. That larger screen is also used to fit more information: like the big iPad Pro, the 10.5-inch version can fit two "full" iPad apps side-by-side in Split View mode instead of one full app and one narrower, more phone-like app.

The new iPad pro features a bump to a spec we don't often hear much about on iPad screens: the...

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11:43
Apple announces new 10.5-inch iPad Pro with narrower...

As expected, Apple has unveiled a brand new iPad Pro with a 10.5-inch with narrower bezels. The side bezels are 40% smaller, and the screen can display a full size keyboard. Apple is also launching an update to the 12.9-inch iPad with both running on an A10X Fusion chip.

New iPad Pros include a 50% brighter True Tone display and ‘ProMotion’ technology which increases refresh rates up to 120hz. This means the display is buttery smooth and Apple Pencil drawing is even better.

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11:40
Apple announces ARKit for iOS 11

Apple has announced its augmented reality platform today, ARKit for iPhone and iPad…

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11:39
Apple unveils iOS 11 with P2P Apple Pay transfers, a...




The next major update for iOS is turned up to 11, Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook joked on Monday in unveiling the software update. It includes a revamped Control Center with deep 3D Touch support, the ability to directly transfer money to friends with Apple Pay, a new voice for Siri, and multi-speaker support with AirPlay 2.

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11:34
Apple announces AirPlay 2 w/ multi-room support, new...

As part of iOS 11, Apple is announcing a handful of improvements to Apple Music and AirPlay. Headlining the changes is Apple’s new AirPlay 2 protocol, while the Music app is also receiving improvements with new social features and more.

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11:30
Apple updates its iMac, MacBook Pro, MacBook line-ups

During today’s Worldwide Developer Conference keynote, Apple announces updated iMacs, MacBook Pros and MacBooks. I wasn’t optimistic about updated all-in-ones being unveiled today, but I’m thrilled to be wrong.

The iMac line has been revved with up to three times more powerful graphics, faster processors, Thunderbolt 3, faster storage options and brighter Retina displays. Apple also added a Retina 4K display and discrete graphics to the $1,299 21.5-inch iMac.

The new all-in-ones deliver powerful performance for 3D graphics, video editing and gaming, and, with the upcoming macOS High Sierra, are a great platform for virtual reality content creation, says John Ternus, Apple’s vice president of Hardware Engineering.

The updated iMac features faster Kaby Lake processors up to 4.2GHz with Turbo Boost up to 4.5GHz and supports up to twice the memory (32GB or 64GB in 21.5-inch and 27-inch models, respectively) as the previous generation. The Fusion Drive — which...

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11:19
High Sierra to be first version of macOS with...

macOS High Sierra is chock full of refinements and improvements, but one of the biggest changes comes with support for virtual reality. Combined with the new Metal 2 graphics engine, macOS High Sierra will support virtual reality, a move that Apple says is part of its efforts to double down on the pro market.

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11:14
iMac Pro coming this December with up to 18-core...

During today’s Worldwide Developer Conference keynote, Apple unveiled the upcoming iMac Pro, a new workstation-class product line designed for pro users with demanding workflows. 

The all-new iMac Pro, with its 27-inch Retina 5K display, next generation Intel Xeon processors up to 18 cores, up to 22 Teraflops of graphics computation, up to 16GB of VRAM, up to 128GB of memory, built-in Ethernet, and support for one billion colors, is the most powerful Mac ever made, says John Ternus, Apple’s vice president of Hardware Engineering. It comes in a new space gray enclosure.

With an all-flash architecture and all-new thermal design, iMac Pro delivers up to 80% more cooling capacity in the same thin iMac design, says Ternus. It will come with the new Radeon Pro Vega GPU, the most advanced graphics ever in a Mac. 

The iMac Pro with the Vega GPU delivers up to 11 Teraflops of single-precision compute power for real...

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11:14
Apple Announces New iMacs With Better Screens And...

Apple today announced updates to its iMac line and MacBook lineups at WWDC, giving its all-in-one desktop, and laptop series more powerful specifications and the latest Intel chips. From a report: Apple is bringing Intel's 7th generation Kaby Lake processors to the new iMac, along with what Apple calls "the best Mac display ever," offering 500 nits of brightness, or 43 percent brighter than the previous generation. The 21.5-inch model now can be configured up to 32GB of RAM, while the 27-inch goes up to 64GB, twice what had previously been offered. The new iMacs also are getting two Thunderbolt 3 USB-C ports, making it Apple's first desktop computer to embrace the port standard. Graphics cards are getting a spec boost in the updated iMacs, too. The entry level 21.5-inch model will have an Intel Iris Plus 640 GPU, while the 4K 21.5-inch models will get Radeon Pro 555 and 560 graphics cards. Meanwhile, the 27-inch 5K model will have a choice of Radeon Pro 570, 575, and 580 graphics...

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11:12
iOS 11 will bring big updates to Siri, iMessages,...

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SAN JOSE—Apple announced iOS 11 at its annual developers conference today, revealing details on what changes will come to your iPhone or iPad in the near future. Some of the updates include a new app drawer for finding iMessage apps and stickers, new integrations for Apple Pay, a Siri translation beta, and more.

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Apple's Craig Federighi dove into the software update at the conference keynote, demoing a bunch of new features coming in iOS11. There's a redesigned app drawer for iMessage apps and stickers. The current drawer is pretty sparse, so the company redesigned it to make compatible apps and sticker packs more discoverable in iMessage. All your messages will also be automatically synced to iCloud to optimize storage on each of your iOS devices.

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11:08
Apple gives the MacBook and MacBook Pros a Kaby Lake...

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SAN JOSE, Calif.—Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference is usually all about software, but every once in a while it brings some hardware along with it, too. Today, Apple provided a minor but wide-ranging refresh to its modern MacBooks and MacBook Pros by adding new processors from Intel and making a handful of other tweaks.

The new processors are from Intel’s “Kaby Lake” family, and some of them have been available for the better part of a year. Compared to the outgoing Skylake architecture, Kaby Lake introduces a gently tweaked version of Intel’s 14nm manufacturing process, provides small boosts to CPU...

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11:03
Apple previews iMac Pro, the most powerful Mac ever...




In a rare pre-announcement intended to appease professional users, Apple offered a sneak preview of the new iMac Pro coming in December, boasting up to 18-core Xeon processors and up to 128GB of ECC memory.

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11:02
Apple announces support for external graphics cards...




Coming this fall as a free upgrade, Apple's new macOS 10.13 High Sierra platform will include support for external graphics cards over Thunderbolt 3, giving systems enough power to support high-end gaming and popular virtual reality platforms.

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11:02
Apple refining macOS 10.12 Sierra in new High Sierra...




Seemingly similar to Apple's development philosophy from Leopard to Snow Leopard, Apple's new macOS 10.13 High Sierra will continue to enhance ideas and shifts in the operating system fro 10.12 Sierra, alongside a slew of new features and enhancements.

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11:01
Apple unveils iOS 11 for iPhone and iPad

Apple has officially unveiled iOS 11 at WWDC 2017. Details below:

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11:01
Apple launches Metal 2 Developer Kit with support...

Apple has announced that its new Metal 2 Developer Kit, which launches later today, will support external graphics units over Thunderbolt 3. That means that eGPU setups featuring units like the Akitio Node, will officially support AMD’s popular RX 580 GPU.

But not just that, the Metal 2 developer kit will make it possible to connect to VR headsets. Apple is partnering with Valve to support SteamVR, along with support for the Unreal 4 engine and Unity. more…

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10:57
New Kaby Lake iMacs arrive from Apple

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At its WWDC keynote today, Apple announced that it is updating the iMac line with Intel's Kaby Lake processors and will provide upgrades to displays, memory, storage, and I/O ports.

The new displays are 43 percent brighter than previous ones, with 500 nits and 10-bit dithering and the capability to reproduce 1 billion colors. New iMacs will be upgradeable to 64GB of RAM on 27-inch configurations and 32GB RAM on the 21.5-inch models.

Fusion drives—which include both SSD and spinning disk—will be standard on all new 27-inch configurations, and the SSD will be up to 50 percent faster, Apple said. The I/O upgrade involves two USB-C connectors that support Thunderbolt 3.

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10:56
Apple teases upcoming Space Gray iMac Pro, ‘the most...

Apple has previewed the new iMac Pro ahead of its release later this year. Apple calls this machine its ‘most powerful Mac ever’ and includes a space gray casing.

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10:55
Apple launches speedy new iMacs capable of VR...




Focused on professional users, Apple on Monday unveiled a revamped iMac lineup with faster and more capable hardware, which will allow for the creation of graphics-intensive virtual reality content with macOS High Sierra.

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10:55
Apple updating MacBook Pro with Kaby Lake, faster...

Alongside new iMacs, Apple has announced new updates to the current MacBook Pro lineup as well. Apple has also shared that the MacBook Air will see a speed bump.

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10:49
Confirmed: Amazon Prime Video app is coming to Apple...

Apple and Amazon have settled (at least some of) their differences. Amazon Prime Video is officially making its way to the Apple TV.

Apple CEO Tim Cook announced the all-new Amazon Prime Video app for Apple TV at this year’s WWDC keynote on June 5. Cook did not mention when the app will be available, but BuzzFeed reported earlier this month that Amazon Video would hit the tvOS App Store this summer. In addition, according to BuzzFeed, Amazon.com will be start selling the Apple TV set-top box again after being banned two years ago.

The announcement of the Amazon Video app for Apple TV corroborates an earlier report that Apple and Amazon had reached an agreement to the benefit of both their streaming media...

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10:45
macOS is now fully baked with macOS High Sierra

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The next version of macOS will be named High Sierra, with Apple promising it to be a refined, polished update to Sierra.

Apple's APFS file system will be the default in the new version, bringing its superior performance and robustness to the desktop Mac, months after Apple made the switch on the iPhone.

Safari is adding a new intelligent tracking feature that will block trackers so that sites such as Amazon will no longer advertise the products you already bought on every site you visit. The new Safari will also block auto-playing video.

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10:44
Apple updates all iMacs with improved displays, Kaby...

Apple has detailed new iMac hardware at WWDC 2017. Apple previously promised new iMac hardware for later this year, although a WWDC reveal was not totally expected.

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10:41
Anything that can run macOS Sierra can also run...

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SAN JOSE, Calif.—Apple has some good news for those of you who still use older Macs: the new release of macOS, macOS High Sierra, will run on any Mac hardware that currently runs Sierra. The full support list is as follows:

  • MacBook (late 2009 and later)
  • iMac (late 2009 and later)
  • MacBook Air (2010 and later)
  • MacBook Pro (2010 and later)
  • Mac Mini (2010 and later)
  • Mac Pro (2010 and later)

Last year, Sierra dropped support for many 2007, 2008, and 2009-era Macs, the first time Apple had changed its system requirements since releasing Mountain Lion in 2012. At the time, the company told us that it wanted to bring the Mac’s software support cycle more in line...

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10:37
Apple announces watchOS 4 for Apple Watch with Siri...




The next generation of Apple Watch software was unveiled on Monday in the form of watchOS 4, a major update that will include new watch faces, including one driven by the Siri personal assistant. Other additions include connectivity with gym equipment, and support for syncing multiple playlists.

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10:32
Apple unveils macOS ‘High Sierra’ w/ Safari...

In addition to other announcements, Apple today has unveiled the latest version of macOS in form of macOS 10.13. The update will be available to the public later this year and includes new features, interface tweaks, performance improvements, and more.

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10:30
Amazon Prime Video coming to Apple TV later in 2017...




As predicted, Amazon Prime video is coming to the Apple TV, with an app to come later in 2017.

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10:28
The Max-Q: The Coolest Thing Out of Computex


I didn't attend Computex this year, and that was sad for everything but my budget, because there was a ton of cool stuff announced at the show. Dell, HP and Lenovo showed off new designs that were both attractive and compelling. Mixed-reality headsets hit; based on Intel and Microsoft technology, they were far more affordable than the strong virtual reality stuff already in market. New core wars broke out, as AMD's 16 Core Threadripper was challenged by Intel's 18 core i9. It seems that gaming was huge at Computex this year.

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10:21
Apple introduces watchOS 4 at WWDC with new Siri-...

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SAN JOSE—Apple announced the next iteration of its wearable software at its annual developers conference today: watchOS 4. One of the new features will be a Siri-powered watch face with "proactive" information that changes using Siri's intelligence.

There are a couple new watch faces available in watchOS 4, but the most in-depth one is the Siri-powered watch face. Glanceable information on the watch face isn't a new concept—plenty of Apple Watch faces including information like date, time, and calendar events. But this watch face will use Siri and your information preferences to automatically show you information directly on the watch face. You'll need to choose the information you want to receive from Siri based on time, location, and your routines. With the Siri watch face...

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The Apple Store has Apple Certified Refurbished 1.4GHz Mac minis available for $419. Apple’s one-year warranty is included, and shipping is free. Their price is $80 off MSRP, and it’s the lowest... Read more
Free Mixoo iOS Photo Editing App Gets Major U...
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FNable 2.0 Function Key Enabling Software Get...
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Clearance 2016 12-inch Retina MacBooks, Apple...
Apple recently dropped prices on Certified Refurbished 2016 12″ Retina MacBooks, with models now available starting at $1019. Apple will include a standard one-year warranty with each MacBook, and... Read more

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…data sources need to be collected to allow Information Security to better protect Apple employees and customers from a wide range of threats.Act as the subject matter Read more
Lead *Apple* Solutions Consultant - Apple I...
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Apple Retail is looking for a Software Engineer…You'll work on projects that touch all aspects of Apple Retail Point-of-Sale system, and will leverage your strong Read more
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