Tuesday Morning News
Since we’re not getting three new models of iPhone this year, new rumours say we’ll be getting three new models next year, instead. The successor to this year’s iPhone will mark the tenth anniversary of the iPhone, and now we’re hearing rumours that there may be a larger, more expensive version of the 5.5-inch iPhone, possibly even with a curved OLED display.
9to5Mac says the pieces are coming together for this year’s iPhone release. With optical image stabilisation all but confirmed for both iPhone models this time around, and the further possibility of some dual-camera craziness on the larger of the two, this year’s iPhone is shaping up to be about as good as it gets. Just don’t say anything about the lack of a hardware redesign.
Apple’s latest acquisition is health-data collection startup Gliimpse. The acquisition makes a lot of sense given Apple’s recent forays into the world of medicine and health. Recent services like HealthKit, CareKit, and ResearchKit are all gateways to allow medical professionals and patients to access their own health data, and it’s expected Gliimpse will only add to that.
If you want to change how Siri pronounces your name, maybe you’d consider calling Apple CEO Tim Cook. That’s exactly what Barbra Streisand did, after she discovered Siri pronounces her last name as Streizand rather than Streisand. What’s more, apparently Cook agreed to have Siri’s pronunciation changed, which Streisand says will happen on September 30th with the next iOS update. Hold on a second, did Barbra Streisand just tell us about the public release date of iOS 10?
Apple has announced the 2016 Apple Music Festival, which will happen in London over the course of ten nights starting on the 18th of September. It’s also the tenth anniversary of the event, which, up until two years ago, was called the iTunes Music Festival.
Now that the iOS and macOS betas are all out of sync, Apple has released the seventh developer beta of macOS Sierra. The build is exactly the same as the sixth public beta, and both are available now to download from the Mac App Store.
There’s now a night mode in the official Twitter app, after being in beta for a few weeks. Judging from the screenshots it’s pretty nice, but I still prefer Tweetbot over the official client.
You’ve probably heard about this before, but the story behind the original Apple Watch was that Apple in the 90s wanted people to upgrade to System 7.5. In order to that, they offered an Apple Watch, or a copy of Conflict Catcher software. The gray band doesn’t have the style of, say, a Milanese Loop, but it does have Mac OS running along its length.
A post on Medium says iPad-only is the new desktop linux. “If you’re using the iPad as your primary computer, you may just like it because it’s a challenge”, the post says, continuing on to say that although the iPad offers great single-task productivity, anything involving more than one program at a time starts becoming more difficult than it needs to be.
Notorious iPad-only user Ben Brooks has posted a rebuttal that challenges that, saying that it’s a mindset thing — one that needs to change if you’re to accept iOS as your productivity OS of choice. The fact that iOS requires you to throw away what you already know and think about how you need to go about something is the hard part.