May 2017

Monday Morning News

Apple’s iPhone photography page has a series of short videos showing how to capture specific types of images. Whether you’re shooting action, a sunset silhouette, or capturing stills during video, the guides are short and to the point, showing off various features of the iPhone camera. The iPhone photography page appears to be tailored to the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, but many of the features work on older iPhones, too.

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Friday Morning News

Yesterday, CNBC broke the news that Apple had acquired sleep-tracking app Beddit. The hardware-based sleep monitor and app updated its privacy policy to say it had been acquired by Apple, although that’s about all we know. With the first-party sleep-tracking capabilities of the Apple Watch sorely lacking, it’s possible Apple are looking to build their own sleep-tracking.

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Wednesday Morning News

Apple has issued media invites to the WWDC Keynote, which we now know happens at June 5th, at 10am. That’s 3am the following day for us Australians, and while Apple hasn’t announced a livestream of the event for all of us that can’t make it in person, there’s a good chance we won’t have to follow along with liveblogs like years gone by. Oh, and we know almost nothing about what Apple are going to announce less than a month out from the event.

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Tuesday Morning News

An internal memo published by 9to5Mac from Apple covers the Smart Keyboard against functional issues. Apple’s extended repair program for the Smart Keyboard for both iPad Pro models covers sticking/repeating keys, sensor issues, problems with the keyboard’s magnetic connector, connection issues, and unresponsive keys. Affected devices will be repaired or replaced up to three years after the original purchase date.

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Monday Morning News

Phil Schiller was interviewed by website NDTV recently, due to Apple’s SVP of Worldwide Marketing being in Bengaluru to open an app accelerator. Although the interview happened just before Apple announced it would be overhauling the Mac Pro, Schiller still had thoughts to share on topics such as App Store pricing, devices such as Google Home and Amazon’s Echo, and Swift adoption among developers.

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Friday Morning News

Appearing in an interview with CNBC’s Mad Money host Jim Cramer, Apple CEO Tim Cook announced a $1 billion fund to help further advanced manufacturing jobs in the US. Cook said that Apple had already talked to a partner they would be investing in, with Cook saying that creating US jobs was high on Apple’s priority list. The pair talked about a number of topics, including Apple sourcing components from the US where possible, as well as Apple’s overall impact on the world.

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Wednesday Morning News

Apple’s second quarterly results are out, and the company is still making unimaginably large amounts of money. According to the press release, Apple made $11 billion profit on their $52.9 billion revenue, with international sales accounting for 65% of Apple’s revenue. The numbers compare favourably to predictions from analysts and Apple’s own guidance, although Apple still doesn’t release Apple Watch sales numbers.

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Tuesday Morning News

The first third-party case for the next iPhone has leaked, and sure enough, it follows the recent trend of vertically-aligned dual camera lenses on the rear of the device. Notably, there’s also no rear Touch ID sensor, and the rest of the buttons, speaker grilles, and cutouts all seem to be pretty normal. Meanwhile, a mould and diagram of the iPhone layout also seems to suggest vertically-aligned dual camera lenses will be a feature of the next iPhone.

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