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The Week in Apple News and Rumors: New Mac Pro, Apple Clips, iPhone rumors, and more

Apple headlines for the week ending April 7, 2017.

Apple headlines for the week ending April 7, 2017
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Apple headlines for the week ending Apr. 7, 2017

The big news from Apple was that the company is working on a new Mac Pro. Really. They are. Seriously. That’s no joke. While you’re getting over your disbelief, check out the Apple-related headlines in this week’s roundup. Just click on the link to get more information.

Apple finally refreshes the Mac Pro, but the model you want isn’t coming this year
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From Macworld:

Apple is “completely rethinking the Mac Pro” with a new modular design that can accommodate high-end CPUs and GPUs, as well as Apple-branded pro displays to go with them. But none of that’s coming until next year.

Also:
The good news and bad news of Apple’s Mac Pro announcement (Macworld)

Hands-on with Apple Clips: How to use the iOS video-editing app and why you’d want to
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From Macworld:

It’s a good thing Apple didn’t try to build a social network around Clips (lesson learned from Ping, perhaps). Instead, Apple is doing what it does best: giving creators the tools they need to make good work.

Apple’s building its own graphics processor for the iPhone, dropping Imagination GPUs
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From Macworld:

“Apple has not presented any evidence to substantiate its assertion that it will no longer require Imagination’s technology, without violating Imagination’s patents, intellectual property and confidential information,” Imagination said.

Also:
iPhone 8 rumors: Apple has ordered 70 million bendable OLED displays from Samsung (Macworld)

Apple fixes wireless-based remote code execution flaw in iOS
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From IDG News Service:

The vulnerability is a stack buffer overflow in the feature that handles authentication responses for the fast BSS transition feature of the 802.11r protocol, also known as fast roaming. This feature allows devices to move easily and securely between different wireless base stations in the same domain.

Apple still wants to sell you a skinny TV bundle
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From Macworld:

Apple is in early talks with reps from the Time Warner-owned HBO, CBS-owned Showtime, and Lionsgate-owned Starz, but no one is commenting on the record about the potential of a premium Apple TV-exclusive bundle.

Australian regulator takes Apple to court over ‘error 53’ iPhone shutdowns
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From IDG News Service:

What [the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission] found was that Apple allegedly appeared to have routinely refused to look at or service consumers’ defective devices if a consumer had previously had the device repaired by a third party repairer, even where that repair was unrelated to the fault.

Tim Cook discusses diversity, inclusion with students
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From ThePlainsman.com:

“The world is intertwined today, much more than it was when I was coming out of school,” [Apple CEO Tim] Cook said. “Because of that, you really need to have a deep understanding of cultures around the world.”