In this week’s tip stories: WWDC sum forward of subsequent week’s keynote, Apple releases iOS 11.4 with new HomePod features, we puncture adult a new Apple Watch face, and more. Read on for all of this week’s biggest stories…
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Headlining a news this week was a recover of iOS 11.4. The refurbish brings several long-awaited facilities to Apple devices, including Messages in iCloud, and new HomePod features. For HomePod users, a refurbish includes stereo pairing support, as good as multi-room audio. Apple also expelled watchOS 4.3.1, macOS 10.13.5, and tvOS 11.4.
Next week is WWDC, that this week brought several last-minute reports on what Apple could announce during a event.
Bloomberg reported on Thursday that Apple will not deliver new MacBooks and iPads during WWDC. Instead, those inclination will come after this year. Additionally, a news pronounced that Apple is formulation a new Apple Watch pattern for after this year, observant that a same bands that work with a stream Apple Watch will work with a rested model.
On Friday, Reuters reported that Apple will ascent ARKit with a ability for dual users to see a same practical intent in space.
Apple subsequent week will entrance collection to let dual iPhone users share protracted reality. The idea is for dual users to see a same practical intent in a same space around their particular devices. The approach, that has not been formerly reported, differs from Google’s, that requires scans of a player’s sourroundings to be sent to, and stored in, a cloud.
Meanwhile, 9to5Mac uncovered a new watch face entrance to Apple Watch users subsequent week. Inspired by a Pride rainbow flag, this watch face will strictly go live on Monday for all users. Check it out in action right here.
These and a rest of this week’s tip stories below…
iOS | macOS | tvOS | watchOS |
- iOS 12 will reportedly embody new NFC features, capacitate iPhones to turn secure hotel room keys
- iOS 11.4 with AirPlay 2, Messages in iCloud, HomePod stereo now available
- Messages in iCloud arrives with iOS 11.4, here’s how it works
- How iOS 12 could revamp a close shade with shortcuts, always-on mode, more
- Apple releases initial iOS 11.4.1 developer beta
- macOS 10.13.5 now accessible for Mac, includes Messages in iCloud
- Following rejection, Phil Schiller says Apple is operative with Valve to move Steam Link to iOS
- Major Philips Hue refurbish brings 30 new scenes, shortcuts and reboots photo feature
- Apple’s WWDC app for iOS updated forward of subsequent week’s event, includes new stickers
- iOS 12 will ascent ARKit with ability for dual iPhones to see same virtual object
- tvOS 11.4 now accessible for Apple TV, turns connected speakers into AirPlay 2 targets
Mac + iPad |
- Bloomberg: MacBooks and iPads not entrance during WWDC
- Apple continues work on ultra-flexible ‘living hinge’ pattern for MacBooks
- Philips Hue Sync now accessible for Mac, app syncs lighting to games, videos, and music
- Apple poaches mixed Intel engineers as conjecture grows about destiny Mac plans
- Sketchy photos uncover supposed 2018 iPhone X ‘prototype’ in new purple and pastel green colors
- Sketchy trickle claims to uncover iPhone SE 2 shade guardian w/ iPhone X-like notch
- iPhone X Diary: Video opening lags behind print quality, though it still has one large advantage …
- Alleged ‘iPhone 9’ schematics explain to uncover entrance turn 6.1-inch LCD model
- Renders suppose 2018 6.1-inch LCD iPhone X with singular back camera and aluminum frame
- Sketchy Korean news claims new LCD iPhone behind until November
- HomePod Diary: Stereo pairing took an age, though it was value the wait
- Here’s how Apple could automate stereo pairing for a standard HomePod setup
- Analyst predicts $250 Beats-branded Siri orator entrance at WWDC
Apple Watch |
- Bloomberg: Redesigned Apple Watch will work with same bands
- Here’s a new Apple Watch Pride face that will turn available Monday
AAPL Company |
- Latest mobile CPU benchmarks uncover Apple dual years forward of the competiton
- These are a third-party speakers Apple says will support AirPlay 2
- Four facilities iCloud Drive desperately needs
- Apple starts decorating McEnery Convention Center in San Jose as WWDC nears
- WSJ: Apple bringing Search Ads to formula within apps, in talks with Snapchat Pinterest
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This week’s tip video |
- Hands-on: CalDigit T4 Thunderbolt 3 RAID outmost storage enclosure [Video]
- Hands-on: HomePod’s AirPlay 2 multi-room audio, stereo pairing, and Calendar support [Video]
- How to refurbish HomePod to 11.4 and capacitate AirPlay 2, Stereo Pairing [Video]
Happy Hour Podcast #174 |
This week Benjamin and Zac speak Apple Watch examination tracking, Apple’s new remoteness portal in a EU, Apple Watch’s dark Pride watch face, HomePod gaining calendar, stereo, and AirPlay 2 support, and macOS 10.14 wish list items.
9to5Mac Daily |
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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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