SLIDESHOW

The Week in Apple News: OS updates, AirPods for sale, Apple Support app, and more

Apple headlines for the week ending December 16, 2016.

Apple headlines for the week ending Dec. 16, 2016
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Apple headlines for the week ending Dec. 16, 2016.

Apple released updates for iOS, macOS and tvOS this past week. While you’re updating your hardware, you can check out the important Apple headlines from the past week in this slideshow. Click on the link to get more information.

Apple releases updates for iOS, watchOS, and tvOS
From Macworld:

[The updates] include the new TV app, which provides a single point of access for your TV shows and movies. The content in the Apple TV’s TV app syncs to the TV app on iOS, so you can watch your shows on the go.

Also:
Apple withdraws watchOS 3.1.1 update due to reports of bricked Apple Watches (Macworld)

Apple removes the battery-remaining estimate from macOS 10.12.2
From Macworld:

In the new macOS, users will now get what Apple thinks is a clearer picture of how much battery is remaining—as a percentage, but no longer as an estimated time remaining.

Also:
Apple’s macOS file encryption easily bypassed without the latest fixes (IDG News Service)/p>

Apple’s delayed AirPods now available to buy online
From Macworld:

The earphones are unusual in that they lack buttons for controlling the volume and song playback, instead relying on double taps and Siri commands.

Also:
Lost an AirPod? It’ll be $69 to replace it (Macworld)

Apple’s promised Calendar spam fix is coming
From Macworld:

The company just added a “Report Junk” option the Calendar app on iCloud.com, and that feature may soon be coming to iOS and macOS.

Apple Support gets its own standalone iOS app
From Macworld:

Apple Support comes just before the busy holiday season—when lots of people are bound to unwrap new Apple products. This new app makes it easier for these new customers to get answers and see if their issues can be resolved from home, without having to go in to an Apple store.

Imagination’s new GPU could power Apple iPhone 8 graphic
From IDG News Service:

Imagination will release the Series8XT family of GPUs, which could provide the underlying technology for graphics in the iPhone 8. It will succeed the Series7XT family of GPUs, which is the base architecture for the PowerVR GT7600 in the iPhone 7.

Apple can sell iPhone 7s in Indonesia after R&D investment commitment
From Reuters:

Indonesia, a promising smartphone market where Apple has trailed some rivals, has stipulated that starting from January 2017, all 4G handsets sold there must have a local content of at least 30 percent. That rule can be met in terms of hardware, software or an investment commitment.

Apple Held Talks to Invest in SoftBank Technology Fund
From The Wall Street Journal:

Such a move also would reflect a shift in Apple’s investment strategy, which until recently focused on small stakes in young technology companies.