About the Author

Zac Hall

@apollozac

Editor at 9to5Mac + 9to5Google

Zac covers Apple news and product reviews for 9to5Mac, contributes to 9to5Google, and hosts the weekly 9to5Mac Happy Hour podcast.

Email tips, typos, and any feedback to: zac@9to5mac.com

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Yesterday

AAPL: 150.27

-0.07

This week Benjamin and Zac discuss changes in watchOS 4 beta 3, the first major update to Apple’s Clips app, detailed new emoji coming later this year, Apple’s new Machine Learning Journal, new VP roles at the company, and the latest iPhone 8 (and iPhone SE) rumors.

9to5Mac’s Happy Hour podcast is available for download on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players.

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July 21

AAPL: 150.27

-0.07

Apple has created a new vice president of People position which will be held by Deirdre O’Brien starting this fall. Today’s announcement marks the second newly created position at Apple this week following Isabel Ge Mahe’s move to vice president and managing director of Greater China on Tuesday.

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The best 4K & 5K displays for Mac

If you’re in the market for an iPhone now and can’t wait for new models later this year, T-Mobile is kicking off a new promotion to discount the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus for customers. The deal starts today and discounts new iPhones by up to $400 after trading in a qualified iPhone.

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9to5toys 

July 20

AAPL: 150.34

-0.68

Google Play Music for iOS now works with Apple’s CarPlay feature when used with compatible car systems. CarPlay support lets Google Play Music users safely control music playback from the built-in car display using a streamlined interface.

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Pokémon GO has been celebrating its first anniversary with in-app promotions and a special in-person event, and today Niantic confirmed that Legendary Pokémon will soon be unlocked in the game. The first Legendary Pokémon will be unlocked on Saturday at the first-ever Pokémon GO Fest in Chicago, then globally the next day.

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July 19

AAPL: 151.02

0.94

Hulu announced a new TV deal with 20th Century Fox that brings “nearly 3,000 episodes of hit comedies, popular dramas and iconic series” to the subscription video service. Hulu says the new episodes will appear on the service over the coming weeks and include these shows among others:

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9to5google 

Apple has released the final version of the latest macOS 10.12.6 software update. Mac users running macOS Sierra can find the update through the Mac App Store.

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tvOS 10.2.2 update for Apple TV is out now

Apple has released a minor tvOS software update for the latest Apple TV. tvOS 10.2.2 is now available through the Settings app for all users.

watchOS 3.2.3 update for Apple Watch is now available

Apple has released a routine bug fix and security update for all Apple Watches. watchOS 3.2.3 is now available as a software update from the Watch app on iPhone for all users.

electrek 

Apple has released the iOS 10.3.3 software update for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. The update focuses on bug fixes and performance improvements for all devices running iOS 10.

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Apple’s recently introduced Single Sign-on feature for easily accessing paid video apps on iOS and tvOS has gained 10 more TV provider partners. While several major partners are still not on board yet, these 10 new additions bring the total number of partners to 24 since the feature arrived last fall.

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July 18

AAPL: 150.08

0.52

Forbes has published new renders claiming to show the design of the iPhone 8 based on case maker information. While leaks based on case makers don’t always pan out, these iPhone 8 renders look much like what we’ve previously seen.

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The latest update to Snapchat coming today brings two new features: Multi-Snap and Tint Brush. Multi-Snap lets you create up to a minute of video now by separately recording up to 10 seconds at a time, and Tint Brush is a new color editing feature for selecting and editing a specific part of a photo.

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9to5toys 

Adobe is out with a new version of Photoshop Lightroom for iPhone and iPad that brings a new Brush Selection tool and much more. Lightroom’s new Brush Selection tool supports pressure sensitive input on iPhones with 3D Touch and iPad Pros with Apple Pencil.

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New banks and credit unions across the United States, Italy, Russia, the UK, and China have joined Apple’s list of participating partners since the last refresh earlier this month. Check out the latest Apple Pay banks below:

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July 17

AAPL: 149.56

0.52

Olloclip and Incase have teamed up to create the limited edition Filmer’s Kit accessory pack for iPhone photographers and videographers. Filmer’s Kit for iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus includes a total of five lenses, an articulating mobile video grip, and a special carrying case made for the accessories.

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9to5google 

July 14

AAPL: 149.04

1.27

This week Benjamin and Zac discuss iPhone 8 ‘panic’ stories including wireless charging shipping late, new color rumors including a mirror finish, Apple’s new HomeKit displays, and changes and improvements in the latest iOS 11 betas.

9to5Mac’s Happy Hour podcast is available for download on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players.

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July 10

AAPL: 145.06

0.88

tvOS 11 developer beta 3 for Apple TV now available

Apple is rolling out the third tvOS 11 developer beta for testing on the fourth-gen Apple TV. tvOS 11 brings Home screen sync, automatic dark and light mode, full AirPods support, AirPlay 2 and more.

Apple has released macOS High Sierra beta 3 for developer testing. macOS High Sierra includes the new Apple File System, HEVC video playback, Metal 2, Photos and Safari upgrades, and more.

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electrek 

July 7

AAPL: 144.18

1.45

This week Benjamin and Zac discuss the latest Apple Watch Activity Challenge and upcoming improvements to watchOS, the curious removal of a useful 3D Touch gesture, possible ProMotion iPhone displays, fewer color options, and Touch ID potentially being replaced by facial recognition.

9to5Mac’s Happy Hour podcast is available for download on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players.

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