This week’s tip stories: Apple Maps overhaul, new AirPods & HomePod in 2019, iOS 12 open beta, more

In this week’s tip stories: A hands-on comparison between a new Huawei MateBook X Pro and a MacBook Pro, all we know about a iPhone X Plus, Apple’s skeleton to reconstruct Apple Maps, and more. Read on for all of this week’s biggest stories…

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Apple kicked off a week by releasing a initial open beta of iOS 12. This recover comes after dual releases that were disdainful to developers and allows anyone to try out a latest iOS facilities forward of iOS 12’s ubiquitous recover this fall. Apple also expelled a first open betas of tvOS 12, as good macOS 10.14 Mojave.

Bloomberg reported on Monday that Apple has large plans for a audio accessories in a entrance year. The association is pronounced to have a ‘pro’ chronicle of AirPods designed for 2019 with improved noise-cancellation and water-resistance. Furthermore, Apple’s over-ear wireless headphones are also pronounced to be entrance subsequent year, as will a second-generation HomePod.

On Friday, a report minute Apple’s skeleton to rebuild Apple Maps from a belligerent up. Eddy Cue explained that Apple has done a “huge investment” in a height and is now focused on “building a best map app in a world” regulating a possess first-party mapping data, as against to bringing in information from a use like TomTom.

Last though not least, reliable supply sequence researcher Ming-Chi Kuo was out with a new financier note this week charity some additional sum on Apple’s arriving products. He remarkable that a 6.1-inch LCD iPhone will expected be labelled between $600 and $700, and that Apple has a new Apple Watch in a works for this year, as good as iPad Pro models with Face ID.

These and a rest of this week’s tip stories below…

iOS | macOS | tvOS | watchOS |

Mac + iPad |


Apps |

Apple Watch |

HomePod |

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Happy Hour Podcast #179 |

This week Benjamin and Zac speak about a risks and advantages of iOS 12 and macOS Mojave open betas, 9to5Mac’s Sonos Beam intelligent soundbar review, AirPlay 2 speakers, Apple’s warn MacBook and MacBook Pro keyboard correct program, rumors about new AirPods and over-ear headphones from Apple, a probable reason for AirPower not rising yet, Ming-Chi Kuo’s latest predictions, and a finish of a Apple Watch Modern Buckle.

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Making The Grade |

Making The Grade is a weekly array from Bradley Chambers covering Apple in education. Bradley has been handling Apple inclination in an preparation sourroundings given 2009. Through his knowledge deploying and handling 100s of Macs and 100s of iPads, Bradley will prominence ways in that Apple’s products work during scale, stories from a trenches of IT management, and ways Apple could urge a products for students.

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