In this week’s top stories: Our continued MacBook Pro analysis after a few weeks of usage, we kick off a round of gift guides for the holidays, Super Mario Run teasers, red iPhone rumors, and hands-on with the the ultimate MacBook Pro dongle in this week’s top video.
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We kick things off with our continued coverage of Apple’s new MacBook Pros a few weeks in. Ben offers up his latest MacBook Pro Diary entry, and Zac gives his review after a full three weeks working from the 15-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar.
Rumors of a new red color option for the next iPhone arrive. Apple releases iOS 10.2 beta 7 for developers and public beta testers. Some Super Mario run teasers (and letdowns) ahead of the highly-anticipated game’s release next week. And Apple shares some of the first photos showing the massive interior of its under construction Campus 2 location.
These and the rest of this week’s top stories below:
- MacBook Pro Diary: I’m one week in, and it turns out my first impressions were wrong
- Review: Three weeks working from the 15-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar
- 2016 MacBook Pro battery complaints grow for both 13- and 15-inch models
- As Microsoft & Qualcomm work on ARM-based PCs, the stage is set for Apple AX-powered Macs
- Apple believes 2016 MacBook Pro graphics issues are addressed in macOS 10.12.2 update
iPhone | iPad |
- Apple releases iOS 10.2 beta 7 for developer + public beta iPhones and iPads
- Sony’s affordable aftermarket CarPlay display is now available to purchase
- Mophie launches juice pack air battery cases for iPhone 7 & iPhone 7 Plus
- Apple reportedly introducing a red chassis color option with new ‘iPhone 7s’ in 2017
- Apple now at over 200 CarPlay vehicles, confirms 50 new models w/ support
- Review: A Made-for-iPhone 7 battery case w/ headphone jack, Lightning port, Qi-wireless charging
- Super Mario Run requires persistent internet connection due to piracy concerns
- Try Super Mario Run in Apple Stores today ahead of launch next week
- Apple details Single Sign-On app + provider support as feature goes live on iOS & tvOS
- Why Netflix downloads offline video to your iOS device in 1-3 minute chunks
- Apple releases annual ‘Best of’ lists highlighting top apps, movies, music, TV, and more of 2016
- Apple shows enormity of rapidly progressing Campus 2 w/ interior shots ahead of move-in
- Palo Alto Apple Store hit and run leaves glass front damaged [Photos]
- WSJ: AirPods delay may be due to handling dual Bluetooth connectivity, performance
Gift Guides |
- Apple Watch Gift Guide: best docks, bands, and active lifestyle accessories
- Ben’s top picks for the gadget lovers in your life, from $6 to $1000
- Benjamin’s top ten picks for best iPhone, iPad & Mac tech gifts any Apple user will love
- Premium Wireless Audio Gift Guide: a sound choice for the music lovers in your life
This week’s top videos |
- Hands-on: HyperDrive Thunderbolt 3 USB-C Hub might be the ultimate MacBook Pro dongle
- Ten years on, the people behind the famous ‘Get a Mac’ ad campaign reminisce
Happy Hour Podcast 097 |
This week Zac and Benjamin discuss new red iPhone rumors, iPhone 6s shutdowns, Apple Music and Apple Pay numbers, Apple Watch sales, and more thoughts on the MacBook Pro with Touch Bar.
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