In this week’s top stories: Apple Card rollout begins, rumors of an ‘iPhone Pro,’ Kuo predicts an iPhone with Face ID and Touch ID, and more. Read on for all of this week’s biggest news.
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Apple this week officially kicked off the rollout of Apple Card. The Goldman Sachs-backed card is rolling out now to users who signed up to learn more on Apple’s website. We went hands-on with Apple Card earlier this week, detailing the application process, as well as all of the new features in the Wallet app for managing your balance and more.
Apple this week released iOS 13 developer beta 6, as well as public beta 5. The updates include several notable changes and improvements, including new ways to control Dark Mode, redesigned folders, support for hiding link previews, and more. Check out our full video for all of the changes.
A reliable Twitter leaker this week has suggested that Apple will name this year’s iPhone the “iPhone 11 Pro.” Details here are very unclear, but this source has accurately named the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR prior to their release.
Meanwhile, Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo published a new investor note this week in which he predicts that Apple will release an iPhone with both Face ID and Touch ID in 2021. The analyst believes Apple is working on developing in-screen Touch ID technology, and likely views the two biometric technologies as complementary.
These and the rest of this week’s top stories below.
iOS | macOS | tvOS |
- Apple releasing iOS 13 developer beta 6 today
- What’s new in iOS 13 developer beta 6?
- Apple releasing fifth iOS 13 public beta today
- Kuo: Apple to release iPhone with both Face ID and under-screen Touch ID in 2021
- Security researchers demonstrate how to bypass Face ID with glasses and tape
- Reliable Twitter leaker suggests Apple to name iPhone 11 ‘Pro’
- Apple discouraging aftermarket iPhone battery swaps with new ‘Service’ message in iOS
- SoftBank president suggests iPhone 11 will launch on September 20th
- Folding iPhone coming, says UBS, with folding iPad first, likely in 2021
Mac + iPad |
- Apple releases new version of its USB-C Digital AV Multiport dongle with 60Hz 4K, HDR, more
- Report: 2019 iPad Pro to feature triple-lens camera array similar to the iPhone 11
- Report: 16-inch MacBook Pro to use 9th-gen Intel processors, 15-inch to be discontinued
- Samsung’s Galaxy Book S is an ARM-based MacBook lookalike with LTE, 23-hour battery life, more
- Apple granted patent for Face ID on Macs, with smart auto-wake feature
Top Apple stories, retail |
- The all-new Apple Aventura: A tropical Apple Store inspired by the coast
- [AR]T at the Apple Store: Here’s how Apple is making augmented reality accessible to everyone
- Today at Apple customer achievements are waiting for the spotlight
Apple Watch |
- Does Apple Watch need a ‘Series 5’ this year?
- Apple Watch fall detection and SOS features credited with saving mother of three after seizure
- Apple teams up with Eli Lilly to study how iPhone and Apple Watch can help detect dementia
Apple Card |
- Apple Card rollout starts today, first invites being sent out to users
- Hands-on: Apple Card application and approval, Wallet app, iPad support, more
- Apple Card approvals level high; Steve Jobs didn’t want anyone to be rejected
- Apple Card Preview: onboarding website goes live ahead of Apple Card launch, includes how to set up video
- Apple Card: How to view your card number in the Wallet app
- Scam heart rate app is back in the App Store, trying to steal $85/year
- Report: iOS 13 to limit VoIP API for apps like Facebook and WhatsApp, eliminate background activity
- Review: Sony WF-1000XM3 true wireless noise-canceling earbuds are the new champs
- Philips Hue Outdoor Review: The best HomeKit landscaping lighting comes at a price
- Arlo begins rolling out HomeKit support for Pro and Pro 2 smart cameras
- Apple will soon carry its first multi-device wireless chargers since cancelling AirPower
- Mophie’s new multi-device wireless chargers now in stock at Apple Stores
- USB-C dual-bay HDD and SSD dock offers offline cloning and more
- Sonos developing portable Bluetooth speaker with AirPlay 2, likely coming this fall
Tech industry |
- Samsung ads mocking iPhones quietly deleted as it follows Apple’s example
- Disney announces bundle with Disney+, Hulu, and ESPN+ for $12.99 per month
Top Apple stories, company |
- Apple hit with class-action lawsuit over ‘unlawful and intentional recording’ of Siri interactions
- Apple Music unveils ‘Digital Masters’ catalog as the future of ‘Mastered for iTunes’
- Apple subsidiary FileMaker rebrands as Claris with an ambitious growth plan
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This week’s top videos |
- 10+ macOS tips for new Mac users [Video]
- Hands-on: iOS 13 beta 6 changes and features [Video]
- Hands-on: Arlo Pro 2 HomeKit support is a step in the right direction [Video]
- Hands-on: Elgato Stream Deck live-streaming custom controller [Video]
9to5Mac Daily |
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- 9to5Mac Daily: August 08, 2019 – Apple teams up with Eli Lilly, more
- 9to5Mac Daily: August 07, 2019 – Folding iPhones and iPads, Disney+ bundle
- 9to5Mac Daily: August 06, 2019 – Apple Card rollout begins
- 9to5Mac Daily: August 05, 2019 – iPhone with Face ID and Touch ID in 2021?
9to5Mac Watch Time |
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In the third episode of our new Watch Time podcast, Zac is joined by Alex Cox of Cards Against Humanity plus several popular podcasts including Do By Friday, Roboism, and Two Headed Girl. The two talk about a range of personal experiences from sexuality and societal norms to mental health topics like anxiety and depression. Sprinkled throughout is how the Apple Watch can be a signal through those experiences.
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Happy Hour Podcast #237 |
This week Benjamin and Zac unpack Apple’s latest software beta changes in iOS 13 and watchOS 6, the upgraded Shortcuts app and HBO in Apple TV Channels, the limited launch of Apple Card in the US, rumors about future iPhones with Face ID and under-the-screen Touch ID, Apple’s Siri privacy issue and new Bug Bounty Program announcements, new accessories including the upgraded LG 5K display and Mophie’s AirPower alternative, using HomeBridge and an IR blaster for a HomeKit fan, and much more.
Stacktrace Podcast #48 |
Could Apple ship an iPhone that has both TouchID and FaceID, what goes into building truly fluid UIs and animations, and how to balance A/B testing with esthetics and usability when evolving a product? Also, are Apple’s latest betas ready for our primary devices yet?
Apple @ Work |
Apple @ Work 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.
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