Monday Morning News

HKi6IJeupf5cFvaMWith OS X Yosemite being released on Friday, the only review you should be reading if you haven’t already taken the plunge is John Siracusa’s review, over at Ars Technica. It’s available in a number of formats for your reading pleasure, including ePub and on the iBookstore, but the thing I find almost more interesting than the review itself is his analysis of the review itself, available at his personal blog.

Another good review you might be interested in reading is the one from Stephen Hackett, who mostly looks at the design differences between Yosemite and previous versions of OS X. MacStories has a collection of tips, tricks, and details about Apple’s latest desktop OS, and they also explain how the integration between OS X Yosemite and iOS 8 works.

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Apple’s October 2014 Event Wrap Up — Holy Pixels, Batman! Edition

Apple’s October event was teased by saying “it’s been way too long”. I’m still not really sure if that was a dig at how long it’s been since the iPad was last updated, or how long it’s been since the last Apple event, but maybe there’s a third option that was only unveiled on stage at the last possible. More on this later, but for now, this is the summary of everything Apple announced.

Apple CEO Tim Cook kicked off proceedings after a promo video showing off the incredible, insane launch of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. After commenting on an unspecified number of iPhone 6 pre-orders in China, it was straight into a recap of Apple news we’ve already heard about previously: Apple Pay and Apple Watching headlining things here. From the first few minutes, it seemed as though the event was shaping up to be more measured and carefully-paced compared to their October event.

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Thursday Morning News

retina-macbook-airOf all the people to leak information about upcoming Apple products, you don’t really expect Apple to be the perpetrator. But with the release of the iOs 8.1 user guide revealing the existence of the iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3, Apple themselves are saying both new iPads will come with Touch ID at the very least, and few, if any, external changes. With this update being more internal than external, Ars Technica has some of the other announcements we might be able to expect early tomorrow morning.

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Monday Morning News

screenshot-2014-10-10-17-12-35Apple announced over the weekend they will be live-streaming their October special event, and for Australians, all the action can be caught on Friday at 4am. One can only hope the stream will be in the Queen’s English without any unnecessary jump-cuts and interruptions by truck stream schedules.

One of the things we’re expecting from the event is new iPads, including successors for both the iPad Air and iPad mini. In accordance with any new Apple product, parts for the upcoming iPad Air 2 have been leaked, showing off the Touch ID home button cable, a logic board with an A8X processor, and what appears to be a LCD and digitiser assembly.

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Thursday Morning News

screenshot-2014-10-08-12-01-58Invites for Apple’s October event read “it’s been way too long”. According to the internet, that’s either a poke at how long it’s been since the iPad has been updated (unlikely), or how long it’s been since the last Apple event (more likely). Either way, Apple’s iPad unveil happens on October 16th (thanks to timezones, it’ll be the 17th for us Aussies), and if you’re not completely caught up on everything Apple expect to announce, 9to5Mac has you covered.

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Wednesday Morning News

carplay-during-callDigitimes, who have a sketchy-at-best track record at Apple rumours, claim a 13-inch iPad from Apple will run both iOS and OS X. We’re not even sure Apple will be releasing a larger tablet — and there haven’t been any part leaks like you might expect if they were — but hey, such a device has already been described by Apple CEO Tim Cook as the converging of a refrigerator and toaster.

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Tuesday Morning News

apple-campus-2-aerial-oct-6Allegedly, pictures and illustrations of the next-generation iPad Air are on the internet, somewhere, but The Michael Report doesn’t want to reveal the sources of their detailed claims regarding Apple’s iPad Air successor. I’m pretty sure MacRumors is throwing a little shade, downplaying their claims and saying The Michael Report is aggregating previous rumours and adding very little additional information — which is kind of what MacRumors does on a near-daily basis.

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