Monday Morning News
Up until now, Intel has mostly been mum in the mobile space, preferring to instead focus on desktop and server CPUs. A new report from VentureBeat says that could all change, as Intel currently has “a small army of people” working on getting an Intel product included in the next iPhone, with the chip manufacturer keen to hitch their next-gen LTE modem to the iPhone bandwagon.
The latest update for the iWork suite brings support for new features in iOS 9 and OS X El Capitan, including Split View multitasking as well as 3D Touch support on the new iPhones. IWork for iCloud has also shed its beta label, with all updates now available via the respective App Stores. Apple’s what’s new page has more detailed changes across the board, if that’s your thing.
IFixit has taken apart the 4K version of the 21-inch iMac, finding that things are pretty much exactly the same as the were before with minor differences. IFixit’s similar teardown of the new Magic accessories lets us take a peek inside the Magic Trackpad 2, the Magic Mouse 2, as well as the Magic Keyboard – the latter of which has no butterfly keys, but a re-engineered version of the scissor switch.
Apple has quietly opened up a MacBook Pro anti-reflective coating issue repair program, as discussed in the forums. The anti-reflective coating can wear off under certain circumstances, leading to a very ugly pattern in the right lighting conditions. Under the program, Apple will replace Retina displays on affected MacBook and MacBook Pro models from three years from the original date of purchase or until October 16, 2016, whichever is longer.
Apple has been ordered to pay the University of Wisconsin $234 million for infringing on a patent, with Judge William Conley ruling that Apple had not wilfully infringed on the patent regarding SoC efficiency. Apple will be appealing the decision.
New interactive displays at Apple’s New York and San Francisco stores show off the 3D Touch feature of the new iPhones, with hard presses on the iPhones sending a rippling effect to the table/display behind.
After issues with Office 2016, Microsoft has said they’re working with Apple to resolve frequent crashes or the inability to open Office apps. The fixes should be released with OS X EL Capitan’s first point update, which should be out any day now judging by the current pace of beta releases.
Resellers in Europe have opened up pre-orders of the new Apple TV, which is slated to launch in late October despite the majority of pre-orders being fulfilled in November. Local pricing of the brand new Apple TV has yet to be confirmed, but we’ll keep you up to date.
Over at Six Colors, Jason Snell discusses using the Magic Trackpad 2 on older Macs, which work over USB without Bluetooth.
You’re probably not using your Apple Watch to do any kind of serious email triage, but if you are, customised canned replies might be the thing you were looking for.
The distance-based Siri and Google Now hack is another security scare, storm-in-a-teacup that you really don’t have to worry about, as covered by iMore.
Now that there’s an iOS 9 jailbreak, there are jailbreak tweaks to enable 3D Touch features on your older iPhone – while it’s not the same thing due to hardware requirements, you can get surprisingly close to new iPhone functionality.
Bonus item: speaking of 3D Touch, Apple’s latest ad shows you how peek and pop get things done, and also features Jamie Foxx in a brief moment about Apple Music.