In this week’s top stories: New iPhone colors coming this year, Apple’s move away from Intel, new iPads and Macs on the horizon, and more. Read on for all of this week’s top stories and more…
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Reliable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo released a new report this week that says Apple has new colors planned for this year’s iPhones. Kuo writes that the 6.5-inch iPhone X Plus will come in black, white, and a new gold, while the LCD iPhone will be available in grey, white, blue, red, and orange. This is certainly a stark difference from the iPhone X, which has been available in just two colors.
Meanwhile, a report on Thursday said that Apple has notified Intel that it will not use its radio chips in 2020 iPhones. While specifics are unclear, it’s possible that Apple turns to MediaTek for its chip needs.
A pair of Geekbench results surfaced this week that claim to be from upcoming Apple devices. One result was purportedly from a new MacBookPro15,2 model with an Intel Core i7-8559U Coffee Lake CPU. That quad-core CPU had a 2.7GHz base frequency with turbo up to 4.5GHz.
Second, a Geekbench score surfaced from an alleged A12 processor. This result suggested that the next-gen iPhone X will feature 4GB and offer speeds up to 10 percent faster than the current iPhone X.
Last but not least, Apple this week appears to have registered five new iPad and five new Mac variants with the Eurasian Economic Commission. While specifics are unclear, the source has typically been a sold indication of upcoming Apple products.
These and the rest of this week’s top stories below…
iOS | macOS | tvOS | watchOS |
- iOS 12 developer beta 3 for iPhone and iPad now available
- Apple releases first iOS 12 public beta for iPhone and iPad
- First macOS Mojave 10.14 public beta now available for Mac users
- First tvOS 12 public beta for Apple TV now available
- Apple releases fifth iOS 11.4.1 and macOS 10.13.6 beta to developers
- Apple opens iOS 12 Shortcuts app testing to developers over TestFlight
- watchOS 5 developer beta 3 for Apple Watch now available
- Hands-on: Shortcuts brings powerful automation tools, with support for Siri to iOS
Mac + iPad |
- Geekbench benchmark hints at new MacBook Pro with 28W Intel CPU on the way
- Apple registers five new iPads and Macs in Eurasian database
- Best 4K USB-C displays for MacBook and MacBook Pro for July 2018
- Kuo: New 2018 iPhone models to come in gold, grey, white, blue, red and orange colors
- Apple dropping Intel as radio chip supplier, killing off the product – report [U]
- Video goes hands-on with ‘iPhone X Plus’ 6.5-inch & ‘iPhone 9’ 6.1-inch dummy units & cases
- iPhone 8 tops latest best-selling smartphone list, iPhone X comes in third
- Possible A12 Geekbench score suggests next-gen iPhone X upgraded with 4GB RAM, 10% speed boost
- Photos claim to show new 18W USB-C charger that will be bundled with the 2018 iPhones
- What’s the best password manager for macOS and iOS?
- These are the all-time most popular iOS apps and games from 2010-2018
Apple Watch |
- Want to leave your iPhone behind with Apple Watch? Check out these apps
- Kuo details redesigned Apple Watch coming
- watchOS 5 beta now includes ‘Raise To Speak’ Siri on Apple Watch without ‘Hey Siri’
AAPL Company |
- Public consultation begins on Apple’s controversial Stockholm store plan
- Apple Health’s new Health Records feature now works with even more providers
- Early statistics show Apple Pay adoption swiftly outpacing Google Pay in Poland
- Apple Pay expansion continues across US, Japan, and Spain
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This week’s top video |
- Hands-on: iOS 12 beta 3 changes and features [Video]
- How to accelerate apps with an eGPU on your Mac’s internal display [Video]
Happy Hour Podcast #180 |
This week Benjamin and Zac talk about the five iPhone colors leak, new iPad and Mac rumors, new Geekbench results for unreleased chips, using Apple Watch Raise To Speak Siri on watchOS 5, Apple’s plan to rebuild its mapping data in Apple Maps, and Shortcuts making a sneak peek for iOS 12 beta.
9to5Mac Daily |
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Making The Grade |
Making The Grade is a weekly series from Bradley Chambers covering Apple in education. Bradley has been managing Apple devices in an education environment since 2009. Through his experience deploying and managing 100s of Macs and 100s of iPads, Bradley will highlight ways in which Apple’s products work at scale, stories from the trenches of IT management, and ways Apple could improve its products for students.
- Making the Grade: Could HomePod and Siri have a place in the classroom?
- Making The Grade: Apple’s biggest mistake in K-12 happened in 2006
- Making The Grade: Clever solves the identity management problem for K-12
- Making The Grade: Does your deployment need physical keyboards?
- Making The Grade: Criteria for picking the best iPad apps
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