Weekly Wrap: New iPad and Apple TV, new iOS apps, and a whole lot more
We thought this would be the week Apple unveiled the iPad 3. Oh, how wrong we were. Even though there’s still no iPad 3, there is a new iPad—and a new Apple TV, and a new iLife app for iOS. Catch up on those announcements and other great Macworld stories from the past week with yet another edition of the Weekly Wrap.
In with the new
As you probably know, Apple unveiled a new iPad with a shiny new Retina display and support for LTE cellular networks. If you get a Verizon iPad, you can use the iPad’s new hotspot feature. The AT&T iPad can’t do that (at launch, anyway). In keeping with tradition, the AT&T iPad—like the AT&T iPhone—also can’t place calls.
Some of us love that the new iPad is called simply “iPad”; others would have preferred that the tablet score a new name all its own. Perhaps something like Edgar. Because we’re good like that, we put together this list of answers to all your questions about the new iPad/Edgar.
Apple released iPhoto for iOS, an app for organizing, retouching, and adding filters and effects to your photos. And the company also updated iMovie, GarageBand, and iWork; we went hands-on with iMovie’s new Trailers feature. Numerous other Apple iOS apps got updates, as well. We’re a little concerned about the impact of Retina display-ready apps on iOS storage space, though. And those newly bigger apps make life harder for over-the-air app downloads, too.
There’s also a brand new Apple TV with support for 1080p, and a new UI for the Apple TV to boot. And because we care, we put together answers for pretty much any questions you could have about the new Apple TV while Dan Frakes provided a hands on with the software update.
And that’s not all. Apple released iTunes 10.6 with 1080p support, iTunes Match improvements, and more. It was a pretty busy week, actually.
What else was there?
We’re already 600 words into the Weekly Wrap, and we’ve only talked about announcements from Apple’s Wednesday event. So we’re going to make the rest of this quick:
- Apple is killing iWork.com. I knew there were some dark iClouds on the horizon.
- We have tips for dealing with spam when Mail falls short. Step one: Start taking advantage of those great Viagra offers.
- You can now run Quicken 2007 on Lion. This entry needs no further joke.
- Cleartune is a great iOS app for tuning instruments. Let’s see if works on Katy Perry’s voice.
- Perhaps Intel’s new Xeon chips may foretell a new Mac Pro. If Apple releases such a computer, we predict that they’ll call it “the new iPad,” just to keep folks guessing.
- EA pulled its Simpsons game for iOS because it was too popular. I, for one, never had that problem in high school.
- Serenity Caldwell says that your next stylus might be touch-sensitive. If you disagree, Serenity might get a touch sensitive.
- Square Register turns an iPad into a cash register. For its next trick, it turns shaving cream into a dessert topping.
- The NPR Music app combines great content and lovely design. And no annoying pledge drives.
- We like the Wacom Intuous5 graphics tablet. We imagine it’s—wait for it—touched.