Podcast 504: New MacBooks and WWDC 2016 dates
Well, newish MacBooks anyway. They aren't dramatically different than last year's first-gen model—which Glenn still has high praise for.
Sometimes new Apple products are announced with fanfare at a fancy event. Sometimes they just get a new processor and a press release. The first MacBook got an event, and on Tuesday Apple put out a press release about the second MacBook revision, with a processor bump, a new rose gold color, and an extra hour of battery life. Glenn and Susie are a bit underwhelmed by this underwhelming development, but Glenn’s still really enjoying the first-gen MacBook he’s used all year.
Elsewhere, Apple’s encryption tussle with the government has moved to New York, and Apple filed a briefing last week pointing out the weakness of the government’s appeal. And WWDC dates were announced: June 13 to 17 in San Francisco. A lottery is on now for tickets, and hotel rooms are already expensive, so our pro tip is to consider staying in beautiful downtown Oakland and riding BART to San Francisco instead. Can’t wait!
Apple updates MacBook line with new processors, adds Rose Gold by Roman Loyola
When is WWDC 2016? Just ask Siri by Roman Loyola
Report: Apple might charge developers for App Store search placement by Caitlin McGarry
Apple rebuts DOJ’s appeal in N.Y. meth dealer’s iPhone case by Gregg Keizer, via Computerworld
Looking for common ground in Apple vs. the FBI by Steve Musal
How to stop OS X from deleting trashed files immediately by Glenn Fleishman
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