In this week’s top stories: iOS 13 beta 2, iPhone 11 rumor roundup, MacBook Pro battery recall, and more. Read on for all of this week’s biggest Apple news.
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Apple this week released the second developer beta of iOS 13. The update includes a handful of features and changes, including an updated Files app, improvements to the Camera app, and more. Read our full roundup of all of the changes right here.
On Thursday, Apple launched a recall and replacement program for select MacBook Pros due to battery safety concern. Apple says that in certain instances, the batteries in 15-inch MacBook Pros sold between September 2015 and February 2017 may overheat and pose a fire safety risk. Here’s how to see if your MacBook Pro is affected.
9to5Mac reported on Tuesday that Apple is making several changes to its retail store design. The changes are meant to remove confusion for shoppers and prioritize a straightforward shopping experience. Changes include a new Apple Watch display that encourages interaction, new signs to outline differences between iPhone models, and an Express Checkout area for quickly buying accessories.
Last but not least, Ming-Chi Kuo reported this week that Apple has several changes in store for the 2020 iPhone lineup. Kuo says the phones will come in 6.7-inch, 5.4-inch, and 6.1-inch screen sizes, all of which will use OLED. 5G connectivity is also on tap fo rate 5.4-inch and 6.7-inch models, Kuo says.
These and the rest of this week’s top stories below.
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This week’s top videos |
Happy Hour Podcast #230 |
This week Benjamin and Zac discuss Apple HomeKit Secure Video, changes in iOS 13 beta 2 including a new Portrait filter, SMB Server support, a new subscription warning, and design changes to CarPlay.
Also discussed: a new feature coming in watchOS 6, new faces on older watches, Wireless Audio Sync and PIP for Apple TV, potential improvements to Mojave’s built-in apps in macOS Catalina, 2020 iPhone rumors, Apple Card testing, changes being tested at select Apple Stores, and more.
9to5Mac Daily |
Listen to a recap of the top stories of the day from 9to5Mac. 9to5Mac Daily is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players.
Stacktrace Podcast #41 |
John and Rambo dive deeper into backend-driven UIs using SwiftUI, as well as transparent backgrounds for third party apps, and the potential of using NFC for automation purposes. That, and more reflections on this year’s WWDC announcements, and whether the Mac Pro is actually designed for developers.
Making The Grade |
Making The Grade is a weekly series from Bradley Chambers covering Apple in education. Bradley has been managing Apple devices in an education environment since 2009. Through his experience deploying and managing 100s of Macs and 100s of iPads, Bradley will highlight ways in which Apple’s products work at scale, stories from the trenches of IT management, and ways Apple could improve its products for students.
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