Apple headlines for the week ending July 22, 2016
The summer makes for a slow news season. The big news this week was the release of updates to the iOS 10 and macOS Sierra Public Betas. Apple also put out updates for iOS 9, OS X El Capitan, watchOS, tvOS, and iTunes. While you’re waiting for those updates to install, you can catch up on the important Apple headlines from the past week. Click on the link for more information.
The iPhone Pro rumors just won’t die, with a new image from French website Nowhereelse.fr showing what appears to be an iPhone 7 Pro edition with dual-lens camera system and a Smart Connector. An iPhone 7 Plus and iPhone 7 are seen next to the Pro, both with larger camera holes (as we’ve seen previously) but lacking the dual-lens set-up and Smart Connector.
Apple Music now uses acoustic fingerprinting and provides matched files without digital rights management (DRM), or copy protection, just like iTunes Match.
Also: Apple’s song royalty rate proposal would hit Spotify right in the wallet (Macworld)
Inside the Playlist Factory (BuzzFeed)
In an in-depth profile about Brian, Kevin, and Michael Sumner, three brothers said to be working on the Apple Car, The Information reports that Apple’s rumored 2020 target for launching the much-rumored electric vehicle, codenamed Project Titan, may have slipped to 2021.
This all stemmed from one AppleCare+ customer whose replacement third-generation iPad had a cracked screen after six months. The plaintiff claims that she was not made aware at the time that the AppleCare+ replacement policy meant she would receive a refurbished device in case of unfixable damage.
From The Christian Science Monitor:
Apple provided the FBI with records of an account that the US Department of Justice alleges belongs to the owner of the world’s largest torrent site. The records Apple turned over were instrumental in arresting Ukrainian national Artem Vaulin, who was living in Poland, and charging him with copyright infringement and money laundering.
[Prime Minister Narendra] Modi’s cabinet is likely to approve a three-year exemption on local-sourcing requirements for foreign single-brand retail companies with “cutting-edge technology,” according to [people familiar with the matter], who asked not to be identified due to rules for speaking with the media.