In this week’s top stories: Apple’s brand new MacBook Pro has a thermal throttling problem, new emoji coming to iOS later this year, Bluetooth 5.0 explained, and much more. Read on for all of this week’s biggest news…
Ecobee HomeKit Thermostat
Last week, Apple made a surprise announcement of brand new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar models, including a top of the line Intel Core i9 option. This week, however, early testing has shed light on how the 15-inch MacBook Pro struggles to handle the heat generated by the new processor, resulting in significant performance throttling.
The issue was first brought to light by a YouTube video from David Lee, who noted severe throttling while exporting a video with Adobe Premiere. Then, our own Jeff Benjamin found similar results when using Apple’s own Final Cut Pro.
Meanwhile, Apple celebrated World Emoji Day this week in full force. The company unveiled over 70 new emoji coming to iOS and Mac this fall, including red hair, superheroes, and lobsters. The company also gave its Leadership webpage a Memoji themed overhaul in celebration of the big day.
In iOS news, Apple released the fourth developer beta of iOS 12 this week, as well as the third public beta. Additionally, a handy Reddit user provided us with some stunning 5K wallpapers directly from the demo iPad Pro models in Apple Stores.
We also have a bit of positive MacBook Pro with Touch Bar news. Early reviews of the new models started to come out this week, and they were overwhelming positive. Reviewers praised the new True Town display, as well as huge improvements in speed. Our full review roundup is here.
Last but not least the Digits 3 tap calculator app for iPhone and iPad was updated this week with a new design, Split View, and much more. In celebration of the new release, we have 20 promo codes to give away. The app is available on the App Store for $2.99, but use one of the codes below to get it for free.
These and the rest of this week’s top stories below…
iOS | macOS | tvOS | watchOS |
- iOS 12 developer beta 4 for iPhone and iPad now available
- Here’s how you can download all the 5K wallpaper loaded on the demo iPad Pro models
- Apple teases out over 70 new Emoji coming to iOS and Mac this fall including red hair, super heroes, and lobsters
- macOS Mojave developer beta 4 for Mac now available, includes second Dynamic Desktop wallpaper
- Apple releases third iOS 12 and tvOS 12 public betas
- Apple stops signing iOS 11.4 following the release of iOS 11.4.1
- Here’s how Apple’s new MacBook Pro throttles with Final Cut Pro X exports
- Video raises concerns about excessive thermal throttling on 2018 MacBook Pro w/ Intel Core i9
- New MacBook Pro with Touch Bar models now available for same-day in-store pickup
- 2018 MacBook Pro review roundup: blazing fast; True Tone a standout feature
- Full 2018 MacBook Pro teardown shows off bigger battery, new T2 chip, more
- Testing shows 2018 MacBook Pro keyboard resists dust much better than previous-gen, but not foolproof
- Verizon blocking older iPhone activations, only supporting iPhone 6 and later
- Samsung touts Galaxy S9 LTE speeds, mocks iPhone X and Genius Bar in new ad
- 2018 iPhone glass panels make their first appearance
- Pair of videos show iPhone survive accidental drops from plane and amusement park ride
- Bluetooth 5.0 explained: A glimpse into the future of wireless Apple products
- Apple removes entire doorbell category from HomeKit accessory list
- Wemo Mini Smart Plug retroactively gains HomeKit via firmware update, no hub required
Apple Watch |
- Gallery: Visualizing an 11-inch iPad Pro and bezel-free Apple Watch Series 4
- Drug takers using Apple Watch and Fitbit to monitor heart-rate; doctors say false sense of security
AAPL Company |
- Apple gives its leadership site a Memoji overhaul in celebration of World Emoji Day
- Apple loses trio of key executives in India as 2018 iPhone sales total less than 1M
- Apple removes Qanon fringe conspiracy theory application from the App Store
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This week’s top video |
- Hands-on: iOS 12 beta 4 changes and features [Video]
- Review: Blackmagic eGPU – quiet, beautiful, and limited in scope [Video]
Happy Hour Podcast #182 |
This week Benjamin and Zac discuss the newly announced 2018 MacBook Pro hardware upgrades, higher RAM and SSD storage upgrades, Apple’s T2 chip in the iMac Pro and MacBook Pro, Hey Siri and True Tone, iFixit’s keyboard discovery, the 6-core i9 thermal throttling issue, the state of HomeKit doorbell cameras, and the latest changes in iOS 12, watchOS 5, and macOS Mojave betas.
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: Juice Mobile Power solves classroom charging woes
- Making The Grade: Could Apple own IoT in the enterprise with HomeKit for Work?
- 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
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