Apple headlines for the week ending Sept. 9, 2016
The iPhone 7 has been unveiled. Did you try to order one on Friday? If you haven’t made your order yet, you’re not going to get your iPhone on release day next week. But hey, it’ll be worth the wait, right? All of the important Apple-related headlines from the past week are in this slideshow. Click on the link to get more information,
If you’re upset about the headphone jack and don’t like the adapter option, Apple is dangling the promise of more battery life: The 7 and 7 Plus have the longest battery life of any iPhone, with the 7 lasting two hours longer than the iPhone 6s on average and the 7 Plus promising an average of 1 hour more life than the 6s Plus.
Apple pushes new EarPods and AirPods for a future without headphone jacks (Macworld)
Inside iPhone 7: Why Apple Killed The Headphone Jack (BuzzFeed)
Apple to reopen in-store iPhone 7 reservations on Sept. 17 (AppleInsider)
The Apple Watch Series 2 with dual-core, a brighter display, swim-proof capabilities and built-in GPS. This new model has a redesigned speaker to make it water-resistant down to 50 meters.
Following the Apple event, the company released to developers the golden master of iOS 10 and watchOS 3, as well as the GMs of macOS Sierra and tvOS 10. When beta software turns to golden master, it is usually considered the final version that will be eventually released to the general public.
It’s the first OS for the Mac that includes Siri, and will also bring Apple Pay to the Mac. We’re also excited about Optimized Storage, Picture in Picture, Tabs, and Universal Clipboard. Oh, and changes to Photos, too.
As with the iPhone 7, 16GB models of the iPad are now history. With the iPad Pro, Apple lowered the prices on the models with more storage.
While Apple has long charged $99 for repairs of current-gen devices and $79 for previous-gen repairs, the company today announced that there is now a flat $99 charge for all incidental repairs under AppleCare+.
Apple CEO Tim Cook has responded to a MacRumors reader’s email about the lack of a long-awaited MacBook Pro refresh, stressing that he “loves the Mac” and that Apple is “very committed” to it. He told the customer, who wishes to remain anonymous, to “stay tuned,” suggesting that updates to the Mac lineup are on the horizon.
This Apple partnership is in line with Macy’s new strategy to bring other brands inside its confines. Previously, Macy’s has hosted pop-ups from Best Buy and the Sunglass Hut. Macy’s is trying to use Apple’s highly popular products to lure customers inside its mega-stores as it continues to struggle.
From IDG News Service:
The Dail, Ireland’s parliament, voted 93 to 36 late Wednesday night to file an appeal against the ruling, which came out last week. The government is now set to ask the EC to reverse its ruling, which said Ireland’s tax treatment of Apple from 2003 to 2014 was illegal and distorted competition.