In this week’s top stories: Apple debuts new Apple Watch bands and iPhone cases, redesigned iMac rumors, the full WWDC 2020 schedule, and much more. Read on for all of this week’s biggest news.
Leading off this week, a new report from Bloomberg indicated that Apple will announce its first ARM Mac chips at WWDC this year. While this doesn’t mean we will see the first ARM Mac released next week, it does mean that Apple will give developers the details of the transition so that they can prepare their applications.
Separately, a rumor this week suggested that Apple will unveil a redesgined iMac at WWDC this year. The new iMac is said to have thinner bezels with an all-SSD lineup of storage options, Apple’s T2 security chip, and new AMD Navi GPU options.
Speaking of WWDC, Apple has confirmed the schedule for the all-online event. Apple has said there will be a Special Event Keynote on Monday, June 22 at 10 a.m. PT/1 p.m. ET. This event will stream “directly from Apple Park” and be available on Apple’s website, YouTube, and more. You can find the full details of the schedule here, including developer sessions, the State of the Union, and more.
While we are just over a week away from iOS 14, Apple has also started beta testing iOS 13.6 with developers and public beta users. iOS 13.6 includes new symptoms features in the Health app, as well as a new option for automatically downloading future software updates.
These and the rest of this week’s top stories below.
- iOS 14 roundup: What we know before WWDC 2020
- Apple renames beta again, introduces ‘beta 2’ of iOS 13.6 and iPadOS 13.6
- iOS 13.6 adds new toggle to automatically download future software updates
- Poll: Which rumored iOS 14 feature are you most excited to see?
- Apple stops signing iOS 13.5 after patching jailbreak vulnerability with iOS 13.5.1
- Rumored iOS 14 call recording feature only for internal debugging, likely not launching publicly
- Apple debuts colorful new silicone iPhone cases for summer
- Huge Apple Maps update inc. real-time transit info in UK, Canada, more of US
- Eurasian regulatory filings list upcoming iPhone 12 models
- Review: Flo by Moen monitors your whole home’s plumbing with automatic shutoff and iPhone control
Apple Watch |
- Apple Watch and iPhone features and integration promoted in new marketing push
- Apple debuts new Apple Watch Sport Bands for summer
- Apple releases second developer beta of watchOS 6.2.8
- Rumor: Redesigned iMac to be announced at WWDC with thin bezels, AMD Navi GPUs and T2 chip
- Ahead of WWDC, speculation over Apple’s ARM Mac transition grows
- Bloomberg: Apple to announce its first ARM Mac chips at WWDC, as it starts transition away from Intel
- iMac supply running low from Apple as rumors suggest WWDC redesign, more
- Bloomberg: Apple to introduce new Mac trade-in program at retail stores this month
- Eurasian regulatory filings list upcoming redesigned iMac
Top Apple stories, retail |
- COVID-19: Which Apple Stores have reopened?
- Boarded up Apple Stores become unofficial canvases for peaceful protest
- Apple temporarily closes US retail stores in wake of widespread looting and protests
- Apple renames Buchanan Street store as Glasgow calls for racial justice
Apple TV |
- Apple TV+ Guide: Here are all the Apple TV shows and movies available now
- Apple TV gains Peloton workout app following Fire TV and Chromecast support
- Apple hires Amazon Video executive James DeLorenzo to lead sports division on Apple TV
- Ten days after ‘wrong time,’ Activision releases Call of Duty: Mobile season 7
- ‘Fontcase’ open source app makes custom iPhone and iPad fonts easy and safe
- Apple discontinuing iBooks Author and iTunes U, here’s what you need to know
- Watchsmith for Apple Watch adds custom interactive maps for weather radars and workouts
- These are the best sleep tracking apps for Apple Watch
- Signal now lets users transfer all messages to a new iPhone. Here’s how it works
- Washington’s Black Lives Matter street now visible in Apple Maps
- Adobe debuts free Photoshop Camera app for iPhone with big filter library, social media focus
Top Apple stories, company |
- Apple confirms WWDC 2020 schedule, including Special Event Keynote on June 22
- AAPL closes at all-time high as analyst says company’s custom processors are ‘under appreciated’
- Apple should acquire DuckDuckGo to put pressure on Google Search, analyst argues
- Apple offering special discounts on Powerbeats Pro and Beats Solo Pro
- Siri and Google now address ‘all lives matter,’ but Google does a better job
- Former Apple engineer Jim Keller resigns from executive role at Intel
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This week’s top videos |
- What’s new in iOS 13.6 beta 2? – hands on with new changes and features [Video]
- Hands-on: Level Lock easily converts deadbolts into HomeKit smart locks [Video]
9to5Mac Daily |
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- 9to5Mac Daily: June 11, 2020 – More iMac rumors, iOS 14 call recording
- 9to5Mac Daily: June 10, 2020 – iMac redesign at WWDC, iOS 13.6 beta
- 9to5Mac Daily: June 09, 2020 – New Apple Watch bands, Apple’s ARM Mac plans
- 9to5Mac Daily: June 08, 2020 – Apple Card financing, Apple Password Manager Resources
9to5Mac Watch Time episode #24 |
9to5Mac Watch Time is usually a podcast about the Apple Watch and how it impacts peoples lives. This week I want to focus on a different impact being made in peoples lives across the United States and around the world since last week.
- Monowear Design: Check out the latest collections of premium bands and accessories for the Apple Watch from Monowear.
- Pillow: Pillow is an all-in-one sleep tracking solution to help you get a better night’s sleep. Download it from the App Store today.
9to5Mac Watch Time is a podcast series hosted by Zac Hall. In this series, we talk to real people about how the Apple Watch is affecting their lives. 9to5Mac Watch Time is available on Apple Podcasts, Overcast, and your favorite podcast player through RSS.
Happy Hour Podcast 280 |
This week Zac and Benjamin are joined by Mark Gurman to unpack the long-running rumors that Apple will switch from Intel to custom-designed chips in Macs, a new rumor that Apple has a redesigned iMac coming at WWDC, new changes in iOS 13.6 beta, Apple’s plans for WWDC week, and much more.
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- PDFpen from Smile: PDFpen 12 and PDFpenPro 12 are the ultimate tool for editing PDFs on the Mac.
Stacktrace Podcast 086 |
Preparations for WWDC, a look at the first COVID-19 exposure notification apps powered by Apple and Google’s system, and a deep dive into the world of Reactive Programming through frameworks like RxSwift and Combine. Also, will cross-platform technologies like Flutter ever take over native iOS development?
- ZeroSSL: A new, completely free and trusted certificate authority and SSL Platform, aiming to make it easy and extremely affordable to create SSL certificates.Try ZeroSSL today for free.
Apple @ Work Podcast |
In this episode of the Apple @ Work podcast, Bradley is joined by Adam Vazquez of Heard Podcasts to discuss business podcasts, why now is a great time for brands to start a podcast, and how to get started.
Apple @ Work and Making the Grade |
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 hundreds of Macs and hundreds 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.
- Apple @ Work: What are the best management options for Ubiquiti networks?
- Making the Grade: Augmented Reality apps to enhance at-home learning
- Making the Grade: How do you choose between iPad, Chromebook, and laptop?
- Making the Grade: Why ‘OS Recovery’ will be a key feature for K-12 iOS deployments
- Apple @ Work: Device imaging is dead, long live the Device Enrollment Program
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