The week in Apple news: MacBook Pro rumors, Apple Watch 2 rumors, interviews with Apple execs, and more

Apple headlines for the week ending Aug. 12, 2016.


Apple headlines for the week ending Aug. 12, 2016

Apple released new betas of iOS 10 and macOS Sierra, so the development cycle is speeding up as we approach the release day. There’s plenty of other Apple news from the past week. Find the important headlines in this slideshow, and click on the link to get more information.

oct mbp

From Macworld:

Here’s what else you can expect from the new MacBook Pros:

• Touch ID
• Pressure-sensitive trackpad, similar to the 12-inch MacBook
• New colors, such as gold

iphone 7 rumors yet again

From Macworld:

In terms of hardware, the iPhone 7 will be near-identical to the iPhone 6s, except it will have a redesigned antenna lines, better alignment of the dual-camera, no headphone jack, and a second speaker.

apple watch 2 rumors

From Macworld:

The new hardware will have a GPS, improved water resistance, a faster processor, and a barometer…Apple will keep the watch’s existing design for the new release, but you can bet on a dramatic exterior overhaul for Apple Watch 3.

black hat apple

From AppleInsider:

[Apple engineer Ivan] Krstić spoke at length about Apple’s Secure Enclave Processor (SEP). The SEP is “protected by a strong cryptographic master key from the user’s passcode,” said Krstić, adding that “offline attack is not possible” even when the main processor has been compromised.

fast company cook

From Fast Company:

Apple’s CEO is a deeply grounded man who has not been blinded by Jobs’s brilliant legacy. Jobs only came to appreciate the incremental nature of innovation during the second half of his life; you get the sense that Cook understood and loved process from birth. This focus on detail is often mentioned as a weakness. But, in the five years under Cook, Apple’s revenue has tripled, its workforce has doubled, and its global reach has expanded rapidly.

Also: Eddy Cue and Craig Federighi Open Up About Learning From Apple’s Failures (Fast Company)
Apple Music’s Bozoma Saint John: It’s About Passion, Not Algorithms (Fast Company)

evan doll rehire

From Bloomberg:

During his previous stint at Apple, from about 2003 to 2009, [Evan Doll] helped develop the iPhone operating system. He left to found digital news magazine app Flipboard with Mike McCue.

connect ed

From Apple:

As the 2016-2017 school year kicks off, there are now 32,145 students at underserved public schools across the country who are learning, creating and exploring on iPad through Apple’s ConnectED commitment.

australia iphone security

From Financial Review:

Apple told the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission that “allowing the banks to form a cartel to collectively dictate terms to new business models and services would set a troubling precedent and delay the introduction of new, potentially disruptive technologies”.

india apple retail

From Bloomberg:

[Finance Minister] Arun Jaitley ratified a proposal that gives the information technology ministry the power to label a retailer of a single brand as a provider of cutting-edge technology, the people said, asking not to be identified as the move isn’t public. Such a classification would give Apple a three-year exemption from rules that force some foreign retailers to procure 30 percent of components in India.

Also: Apple store opening with new WTC shopping center next week (Metro)
Iran to allow iPhone imports (Gulf News)

galway data center

From Belfast Telegraph:

The Republic of Ireland beat competition from 18 other countries to secure the €850m project. While just one data centre is currently planned, the company has said that by 2031, eight buildings of almost 25,000 square metres each could be in place to cater for the “rapid expansion” in wireless communications, entertainment and  networking.

Also: Apple Mulls Building in $1 Billion Data Center in Da Nang (BizLive)
Apple rumored to be taking a big bite out of Seattle-area office market with potential expansion (GeekWire)

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