In this week’s top stories: CarPlay in iOS 13, a very expensive Genius Bar repair, Ikea’s HomeKit smart blinds, and more. Read on for all of this week’s biggest Apple news.
Back when Steve Jobs unveiled iCloud in 2011, we were pitched a vision of data being available everywhere. Jobs pitched demoting the Mac and moving the digital hub into the cloud. All of our devices had connectivity built-in, so data should be available everywhere. The problem was it didn’t cover all of our photos. We didn’t get that until iCloud Photos came in iOS 8. It didn’t cover iMessage, as that didn’t come until a few years ago. It didn’t cover all of our files, but only those in the iCloud folder stored inside of app folders. We didn’t get seamless syncing of files until Apple added Desktop and Document folder syncing. expand full story
This month we’ve teamed up with our friends at Wiplabs to offer an exclusive 15% off the company’s amazing Slope stand for iPhone and iPad for a limited time. This is the stand you might have noticed featured in many of 9to5Mac’s recent YouTube videos.
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Featured in the MoMA (Museum of Modern Art) Design Stores, Slope is the ultimate iPhone/iPad stand with a patented design made from the same brushed and anodized finish as an iMac or Macbook. Head below for our hands-on look:
We’ve already rounded up many of the changes that iOS 13 brings, including a hands-on video look at over 200 changes and features. One small but notable change is that iOS 13 includes a slightly different HomePod setup process.