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There’s a hidden keyboard in iOS 10 that is designed for one-handed use. The new keyboard has been found by a developer Steve Troughton-Smith.
As it was already reported, Apple may unveil a new MacBook Pro next week. The device will reportedly be thinner than its predecessor, and feature a number of improvements, for example, new touch-sensitive OLED panel instead of function keys as well as Touch ID and USB-C. Sources claim that this new panel will be called Magic Toolbar.
The rumors about the upcoming MacBook event have been confirmed. Apple has started sending out the invites for the "Hello Again" event that will take place on October 27 and hopefully be dedicated to the new MacBook lineup.
According to the latest report shared by a Japanese blog Mac Otakara, Apple may unveil the updated MacBook Pro by the end of this month. Moreover, the company will reportedly start shipping new laptops to retailers at around the same time. The report is based on rumors from Chinese supply chain sources, so I suggest to take it with a few grains of salt.
Samsung has permanently stopped the production of the Galaxy Note 7. Such decision comes after dozens of reports about exploding handsets from both old and new batch that was believed to be safe. The company will focus on the development of the new Galaxy S8 model as well as sales of the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge.
Apple has won an appeal in the court case against its South Korean rival Samsung over the ‘slide to unlock’ patent. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit ruled that Samsung is guilty and has to pay Apple $119.6 million for infringing on its patents. The report about this ruling comes from Bloomberg, which is a reliable source.
Apple has discontinued the third-generation Apple TV and removed the device from its online store. Moreover, the company confirmed that it will no longer produce and officially promote the older set-top box, focusing on the newer Apple TV 4 working on tvOS.
For the fourth year in a row, Apple has become the most valuable company in the world. The rating has been formed by a research firm Interbrand that takes into account a wide range of factors influencing the overall company perception, for example, its financial performance, customers’ feedback, and the strength of the brand.
A security firm called Zerodium has promised $1.5 million to anyone who finds a zero-day vulnerability in iOS 10. The award for finding a similar vulnerability in iOS 9 was previously $1 million.
Apple may release an updated MacBook Pro next month. The company is actively working on macOS Sierra 10.12.1, which means it is getting things ready for the release of the all-new MacBook Pro with faster processor, new OLED panel instead of function keys, and the Touch ID fingerprint sensor.
According to the latest report from people familiar with the matter, Apple is currently working on expanding the health and fitness-tracking functionality of watchOS on the Apple Watch. In particular, the company is developing a new sleep and heart rate monitoring apps for the wearable device. Apart from that, Apple wants to substantially improve the functionality of HealthKit and the Health app. The company reportedly plans to make the HealthKit platform a “tool that improves diagnoses”; this includes engaging professional doctors and sharing the patients’ data with them.
A well-know developer Luca Todesco nicknamed qwertyoruiop has successfully jailbroken the iPhone 7 and once again proven that iOS 10 still contains vulnerabilities that can be used to hack it.
Looks like Apple plans to ditch the headphone jack across all devices its produces. MacBook users have recently begun receiving emails from the company with something like a questionnaire asking about various MacBook Pro features. One particular question of the survey is of the greatest interest for us. Here it is: "Do you ever use the headphone port on your MacBook Pro with Retina display?"
According to the information accidentally found in one of the interviews with Apple CEO Tim Cook, the iPhone 7 may support the Apple Pencil functionality. Adding the support for stylus to the iPhone, especially the 5.5-inch model, makes sense for those users who use their phones for messaging, creating handwritten notes, and possibly drawing. The rumor is rather sketchy, so keep in mind nobody has officially confirmed the compatibility of the Apple Pencil with the new iPhone.
According to the latest report from Bloomberg, Apple is planning a major update to its Mac lineup for October. The experts believe the company will introduce new versions of the iMac, MacBook Air and MacBook Pro as well as the 5K monitor. If true, the rumor means that Apple will have a very busy fall.