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The Week in Apple News and Rumors: iOS 11, macOS High Sierra, iMac Pro, HomePod, and more

Apple headlines for the week ending June 9, 2017.

Apple headlines for the week ending June 9, 2017
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Apple headlines for the week ending June 9, 2017

Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference dominated the week. You can see all the announcements here. You can also check out the Apple-related headlines in this week’s slideshow. Just click on the Read More link to get more information.

Apple HomePod: Everything we know about the new Siri smart speaker
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From Macworld:

The HomePod is a smart speaker with Wi-Fi capabilities intended to compete against Amazon Echo devices and Google Home—although it will be significantly more expensive. Read More

iOS 11: Everything we know about new Siri, Messages, Photos, and Apple Pay
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From Macworld:

New features include sweeping new upgrades to Siri, a redesigned Control Center and App Store, and a brand-new Apple Pay feature that lets you send or receive money to your contacts via iMessage. Read More

macOS High Sierra: Features, release info, system requirements, and more
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From Macworld:

While the OS is mostly about software refinements, it also lays the foundation for future innovations in the worlds of VR (virtual reality) and AR (augmented reality). Read More

watchOS 4: Everything we know about the Siri face, fitness features, and Music app
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From Macworld:

watchOS 4, unveiled at the Worldwide Developers Conference keynote in San Jose Monday, is more of a maintenance release than a full new version. Still, it brings some cool new ways to interact with our favorite apps and add a little fun to the screen we see the most. Read More

iPad Pro: The all-new 10.5-inch model in detail
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From Macworld:

This model replaces the 9.7-inch iPad Pro that was released in 2016. The 10.5-inch model has a screen that’s 20 percent larger that its predecessor, and thanks to reduced bezels and borders, it still weighs about one pound. Read More

MacBook Pro: Apple’s professional laptop gets a speedy new processor
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From Macworld:

The biggest MacBook Pro news is that Apple is now using Intel’s Kaby Lake processors. Kaby Lake is Intel’s seventh-generation processor, and it replaces the sixth-generation Skylake processors that were in the previous MacBook Pro. Read More

Also:
MacBook: Apple upgrades its thinnest, lightest laptop (Macworld)

The new iMac Pro has 18-core Xeon chips, Radeon Vega graphics, and a sky-high price tag
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From Macworld:

The new machine is dressed in a new sleek space-gray aluminum enclosure with a Magic Keyboard, Magic Trackpad 2, and Magic Mouse 2 to match. It comes with the same 5K screen as the regular 2017 iMac (also unveiled on Monday), but inside, it’s been radically redesigned. Read More

Also:
New iMacs bring better screens, powerful processors and graphics, and USB-C (Macworld)

Confirmed: Amazon Prime Video app is coming to Apple TV
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From Macworld:

Amazon Prime members who own an Apple TV have another reason to renew their membership, and the Apple gets to put the Apple TV back on Amazon’s massive retail platform. Read More

Apple expands AppleCare+ to cover Mac users for accidental damage
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From AppleInsider:

Apple has expanded its AppleCare+ extended warranty service to cover the Mac range, with the quiet update expanding the warranty period for Mac users to three years, as well as covering two incidents of accidental damage to both the desktop Mac and MacBook product families. Read More

Apple to Phase Out 32-Bit Mac Apps Starting in January 2018
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From MacRumors:

Starting in January of 2018, all new apps submitted to the Mac App Store must be 64-bit, and all apps and app updates submitted must be 64-bit by June 2018. Read More

Apple Design Awards celebrate the best in innovation and creativity
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From Apple:

Now in its 20th year, the Awards recognize excellence in design, innovation and technology in apps and games across iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV. Read More

Apple’s first TV series shows what it takes to build an app
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From Reuters:

The 10-episode “Planet of the Apps,” an unscripted show with similarities to ABC’s “Shark Tank,” is part of an effort to add exclusive video programing to Apple’s music streaming service to help attract new subscribers. Read More