In this week’s top stories: Apple introduces the (PRODUCT)RED iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus as photos claim to show a gold iPhone X, a touchscreen Mac solution, and more. Read on for all of this week’s news…
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Kicking off the week, Apple announced (PRODUCT)RED versions of the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. The device is available to purchase now, with a portion of the proceeds going to funding HIV/AIDS programs.
Also this week, a clever project from a group of developers showcased how a any mac could be giving touchscreen capabilities. The solution, which is still a proof of concept at this point, requires just $1 worth of parts. Read more here.
Furthermore, Apple began informing users when they opened 32-bit applications on macOS that would compromise performance:
With the new alert dialogue in macOS 10.13.4 going live, Apple is now informing customers about the upcoming requirement for 64-bit apps sometime in the future as well.
A report from The Wall Street Journal on Monday indicated that PayPal is working to turn itself into more of a “virtual bank.” The company has reportedly partnered with a number of licensed banks, though without disclosing the branding of those banks.
Last but not least, the FCC on Friday seemingly published phots of a gold iPhone X. The images, dated September of last year, show the device in an unreleased gold option. It’s possible that Apple had planned for the iPhone X to originally launch in gold, but had to scrap it at the last minute. Though, it could still be planned as a mid-year addition to the lineup.
These and the rest of this week’s top stories below…
iOS | macOS | tvOS | watchOS
- iOS 12 concept shows off always on display, Lock screen complications, dark mode, and more [Video]
- Apple pushing 32-bit app warning live for macOS 10.13.4 as 64-bit transition continues
- Apple announces special edition (PRODUCT)RED iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, order from tomorrow
- Concept imagines (PRODUCT)RED iPhone X & iPhone X Plus [Video]
- FCC appears to leak photos of gold iPhone X
- Unboxing and hands-on with the (PRODUCT)RED iPhone 8 Plus
- Report: US police departments around the country now able to unlock encrypted iPhones
- This year’s flagship iPhone could be even more expensive than the iPhone X, say analysts
- Third-party iPhone 8 screen repairs reportedly bricking devices with iOS 11.3
Apple Watch + iPad |
- Coach offers up Apple Watch bands at a discount, including snakeskin, floral print, Rexy and more
- Apple Watch beta includes warning for old apps, suggests watchOS 5 will drop support
- Next Apple Watch Activity Challenge set for Earth Day, 30 minute workout will unlock eco-friendly animated sticker pack
- Hands-on with Apple’s new Schoolwork app on iPad [Gallery]
- Comment: Managing expectations for AirPower release, price, and features
- What do you think Apple will charge for AirPower and how much are you willing to pay? [Poll]
- Red iPhone envy? How to get the PRODUCT(RED) look for less
- Mophie nearing launch of new Qi-certified Juice Pack Air charging case for iPhone X
- The best upright Qi charging stands for iPhone 8 and iPhone X
AAPL Company |
- Here’s how to check whether your Facebook data was shared with Cambridge Analytica
- Apple ordered to pay patent troll VirnetX $502.6M in ongoing infringement case
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This week’s top video |
Happy Hour Podcast #168 |
This week Benjamin and Zac discuss Apple’s new (PRODUCT)RED iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, the wait for AirPower, the latest Mac Pro news, macOS High Sierra’s 32-bit app warning, and watchOS 5 likely dropping old Apple Watch apps.
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Making The Grade |
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