The week in Apple news: Thunderstrike and DYLD, Sept. iPhone event, Apple Music, The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs, and more

Apple headlines for the week ending August 7, 2015.

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Apple headlines for the week ending Aug. 7, 2015

The week started out with the media freaking out about a couple of scary-sounding OS X security exploits, but it turns out that there really wasn’t much to worry about. The iPhone rumor mill is fully operational, and you might want to plan a trip to Santa Fe to see an opera about Steve Jobs. These are just a few of the headlines that made the Apple news this week. You can see all the important headlines here in this slideshow. Want to get more details on a story? Click on the link.

fall iphone event

From Mashable’s John Paczkowski:

Like Apple fall events past, this one too will focus on the company’s next-generation iPhones...Sources say Apple executives are likely to show off the company’s latest iPads as well, though that 12.9-inch “iPad Pro” seems to be a wildcard, still.

malware firmware

From The Guardian’s Alex Hern:

The tech company will patch a serious “privilege escalation” bug in the next security update to its desktop operating system, Mac OS X 10.10.5.

Macs can be remotely infected with firmware malware that remains after reformatting (Computerworld)
What You Need to Know About the Thunderstrike 2 Worm (TidBits)
Why you shouldn’t freak out about this week’s scary-sounding Mac exploits (Macworld)

siri voicemail

From Macworld’s Caitlin McGarry:

iCloud Voicemail works by enlisting Siri to answer and record incoming calls. She’ll even be able to tell people why you’re not picking up the phone and share your location, if you enable those features.

Also: • Apple launches iOS 9 Public Beta 3 (Macworld)
iOS 9 to add Wi-Fi Calling for AT&T users and Wi-Fi Assist in case Wi-Fi sucks (Macworld)

iphone 6s rumors

From Macworld’s Oscar Raymundo:

If tradition holds, expect Apple to officially announce its next flagship phone in early September. It’s going to be a long, rumor-packed summer...

Apple falls to third in China smartphone rankings, while Xiaomi vaults ahead (IDG News Service)
Apple denies testing its own mobile service plan in the U.S. and Europe (Macworld)
iPhone 5c successor to feature FinFET chips, say sources (DigiTimes)

new imacs

From AppleInsider’s Mikey Campbell:

In a press release in April, Apple display supplier LG suggested a super high-resolution iMac would debut later in 2015, though Apple has yet to announce any such device.

El Capitan beta 6: three new iMac! (Consomac; Google translate link)
See Video: Sysadmins take wild ride in giant iMac wheel (NetworkWorld)

taylor swift

From Macworld’s Oscar Raymundo:

apple website

From Daring Fireball’s John Gruber:

The old two-site approach was like having separate rooms in a physical retail store—a showroom up front, and a sales room in the back. Now it’s just one room.

itunes uk

From Macworld’s Caitlin McGarry:

The United Kingdom’s High Court just ruled that copying music from your personal CD collection to iTunes violates copyright law—and so does backing up your music library to an external hard drive or cloud storage service.

Judge rules Apple iMessage lawsuit can’t be tried as class-action case (IDG News Service)

apple japanese youtube

From 9o5Mac’s Seth Weintraub:

Apple also launched a S. Korean YouTube Channel.

Apple mania sweeps across Vietnam (pictures) (CNet)
Developers Teach Apple Chinese (Bloomberg Business)

apple san jose

From Silicon Valley Business Journal’s Nathan Donato-Weinstein:

The undeveloped land is approved for up to 2.8 million square feet of office space — about the same size as Apple’s under-construction Spaceship campus in Cupertino.

New Aerial Video Shows Ongoing Apple Campus 2 Construction (MacRumors)

ibm macs

From IDG News Service’s Katherine Noyes:

With the new offering, which is part of IBM’s MobileFirst services portfolio, clients can order Macs and have them delivered directly to their employees without the need for any additional setup, imaging or configuration.

apple watch sales

From Macworld’s Nick Mediati:

A subsidiary of Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) and one of Apple’s suppliers for the Watch told investors that it fell short of a ‘break-even’ number of shipments of its Apple Watch components during the second quarter.

barbara lee

From USA Today’s Jessica Guynn:

‘Apple seems to be moving in the right direction. Tim Cook wants his company to look like the country and I think they are very committed to doing everything they can do,’ Lee said.

Carly Fiorina calls on Apple, Google to provide greater access for FBI (IDG News Service)

apple job

From 9to5 Mac’s Mark Gurman:

The presence of the word ‘new’ seems to indicate that Apple’s plans go beyond the already announced Apple Music and Move to iOS apps.

sante fe opera

From The Santa Fe Opera:

The opera starts at a moment in Jobs’ life when he must face his own mortality and circles back to the events and people in his past that shaped and inspired him.

Also: • New ‘Steve Jobs’ TV teaser debuts during GOP debate (Mashable)

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