In this week’s top stories: Apple answers your MacBook Pro questions, cuts USB-C adapter prices, iOS 10.2 arrives for testers, and we break down the best wireless cord-free earbuds available ahead of Apple’s AirPods.
It’s all about the Mac this week as Apple answers lots of questions we had about the new MacBook Pro lineup and we continue exploring the new machines. We take a look at the super fast new SSD’s in the new MacBook Pros, including what appears to be the fastest SSD performance on the market for the 15-inch model.
Apple gives us the rundown on why it didn’t include a 32GB RAM option and also explains its decision to offer a 3.5mm headphone jack but no SD card slot.
iOS 10.2 gets released this week for beta testers alongside watchOS 3.1.1, tvOS 10.1 and macOS 10.12.2 betas with new emoji and wallpapers, and we take a look at the best wireless cord-free earbuds available as we wait for Apple’s release of its own AirPods.
Check out these and the rest of this week’s top stories and videos below:
- KGI: Apple to drop MacBook Pro prices, introduce new 32GB RAM option in 2017
- New MacBook Pros lack iconic Mac startup chime, but they do automatically boot
- Comment: People are complaining about the wrong things with the new MacBook Pro
- MacBook Pro Diary: My take on some of the criticisms being levelled at the new models
- Apple addresses new MacBook Pro controversy, explains why Apple dropped SD card reader
- The Late 2016 entry-level 13″ MacBook Pro has a ridiculously fast SSD
- Jony Ive rejected touchscreen Mac, but working on things beyond the Touch Bar
- Opinion: No SD Card slot? It’s the camera companies you should be upset with, not Apple
- New 15-inch MacBook Pro appears to offer fastest SSD performance on the market
- Apple drops USB-C adapter prices after pushback from introducing MacBook Pros without USB-A ports
- Apple also offers limited time discounts on new LG UltraFine 5K and 4K displays for MacBook Pro users
- Apple releases first iOS 10.2, watchOS 3.1.1, tvOS 10.1 and macOS 10.12.2 betas w/ new emoji, wallpapers
- Apple releases first iOS 10.2 public beta with new emoji, wallpapers, more
- Here are the new emoji included in iOS 10.2 [Gallery]
- Apple releases iOS 10.1.1 for iPhone and iPad, fixes bug with missing Health data
iPhone 7 |
- Comment: Six weeks after iPhone 7’s release, let’s take a look at life without the headphone jack [Poll]
- As we await Apple’s AirPods, these are the best wireless cord-free earbuds available
- Chinese supply chain sources report Apple AirPods not shipping until January 2017
Apple Watch |
- Upcoming third-party Apple Watch band adds both FaceTime and external cameras
- Power 2 brings iPhone battery status & Time Travel predictions to Apple Watch
- Update: Apple Watch Activity app workaround for ‘rest days’ concept
- Kohl’s to start selling Apple Watch in 400 stores on November 15 ahead of Black Friday deal
This week’s top videos:
- 10 awesome new Final Cut Pro X version 10.3 features [Video]
- Single Sign-On feature for paid-TV apps arrives on Apple TV, iPhone, and iPad for beta testers [Video]
- Steve Ballmer explains laughing at the iPhone; Microsoft prototyped a Touch Bar in 2009 [Video]
- Apple shares new ‘Dive’ iPhone 7 ad highlighting stereo speakers, water-resistance [Video]
Happy Hour Podcast 092|
This week Zac and Benjamin discuss more MacBook Pro details, Apple community criticisms, iOS 10.2 changes, and much more.