In this week’s top stories: An Australian high school student hacked into Apple’s servers, we hear more about a new low-cost 13-inch MacBook, this year’s iPhones said to include Apple Pencil Support, Apple releases two new iOS betas, and more. Read on as we round up all of this week’s top stories…
This week, news broke that an Australian teenager had repeatedly hacked into Apple’s servers, stealing 90GB worth of ‘secure files.’ The unnamed high school student has pleaded guilty and will be sentenced next month. Apple finally caught him by tracking the serial numbers of the Macs he used. Apple followed up by confirming that no personal data from users was accessed by the hacker.
We got another reference to a new MacBook release as one of Apple’s suppliers, Quanta, is expected to see its shipments rise at the end of this year. Another report from Digitimes claims the refreshed 13-inch model will be priced at $1,200, and could be introduced alongside a new MacBook Air with a release next month.
As for iPhone news, Trendforce believes that the 2018 OLED iPhone models (5.8- and 6.5-inch) will support Apple Pencil. Additionally, the report claims that Apple will offer a 512GB storage option for the high-end iPhones in addition to 64GB and 256GB versions.
These and the rest of this week’s top stories below…
iOS | macOS | tvOS | watchOS |
- iOS 12 developer beta 7 for iPhone and iPad coming today [U: Now available … and pulled]
- iOS 12 developer beta 8 for iPhone and iPad expected today after beta 7 pulled [U: Now available]
- Apple pulls iOS 12 beta 7 OTA update amid reports of sluggish performance [U: ISPW files too]
- watchOS 5 developer beta 7 for Apple Watch now available
- tvOS 12 developer beta 7 for Apple TV 4 and Apple TV 4K now available
- macOS Mojave developer beta 7 for Mac now available
- iOS 12 and macOS Mojave won’t ship with Group FaceTime at launch
iPhone | iPad | Mac |
- Another reference to low-cost 13-inch MacBook emerges in supply-chain report
- Digitimes: $1200 13-inch ‘entry-level’ MacBook in September, $160 AirPower, no new iPad mini
- 2018 OLED iPhones to support Apple Pencil, with 512GB top tier – Trendforce
- Further report that this year’s OLED iPhones will support the Apple Pencil
- When does Apple release new iPhones?
- Can you use MacBook Pro chargers for iPhone and iPad fast charging?
- Tips for making Launchpad a useful app launcher for Mac
- ARM-powered Mac idea boosted by firm claiming its chips can out-perform Intel
Apple Watch | Apple TV | More
- Using Apple Watch running cadence and pace alerts in watchOS 5
- CNBC: Apple developing chips for processing health data on new fitness sensors
- Kuo: AR glasses coming in 2020, Apple Car launch 3-5 years later
- HomeKit Weekly: Four ways to control cooling with fans and air conditioners
- Apple TV 4K included in Verizon’s upcoming 5G service
Tech Industry |
- Twitter explains why it’s hurting Tweetbot and Twitterrific in internal email
- Tweetbot loses streaming, activity/stats tab, and Apple Watch app over Twitter API change
- U.S. government asks Facebook to break Messenger encryption to wiretap voice messages
AAPL Company |
- Warren Buffett’s Berkshire buys another 12M AAPL shares, might double stake
- Watch this breathtaking GIF of Apple Park’s 3-story lunchroom door opening
This week’s top videos |
- Hands-on: iOS 12 beta 7/8 changes and features [Video]
- Back to the Mac 010: Dual eGPUs! [Video]
- Review: Lacie Rugged RAID Pro – primed for on-the-go SD Card backups [Video]
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Happy Hour Podcast #186 |
This week Benjamin and Zac discuss Group FaceTime’s delay, Twitter’s destructive API change, new details about AirPower, iPhone rumors including Apple Pencil support, Apple Car development, and much more.
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: Let’s move past iPad vs Mac and look at the future
- Making The Grade: USB-C is the standard IT departments need
- Making The Grade: How I use iPad and Kinderlime to manage after-school care
- Making The Grade: iPad accessories for the classroom
- 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
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