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Headlines

Apple Inc. has disbanded its division that develops wireless routers, another move to try to sharpen the company’s focus on consumer products that generate the bulk of its revenue, according to people familiar with the matter.

😢

bloomberg.com by Mark Gurman, 2 min read

For a host of reasons, Apple is unlikely to produce iPhones in the United States. But opening a smartphone factory in this country is not the only way to provide solid employment for working-class Americans who lack college degrees.

nytimes.com by Vindu Goel, 5 min read
News

Apple today launched a new repair program for iPhone 6s users whose devices may be unexpectedly shutting down. The issue is a limited one only affecting certain devices manufactured between September and October 2015.

macrumors.com by Eric Slivka, <1 min read

Now, it has been discovered that playing a certain .mp4 video in Safari on any iOS device will cause the device to slow to a crawl and eventually freeze altogether…

9to5mac.com by Chance Miller, 1 min read
Reviews

I have mixed feelings about CarPlay. On the one hand, it’s leaps and bounds ahead of any other car manufacturer’s entertainment system that I’ve tried. But on the other hand, it’s tied to car manufacturer hardware in a way that makes the experience feel clunky at times and un-Apple-like.

macstories.net by John Voorhees, 10 min read

LG’s UltraFine 5K Display is not yet available for purchase via Apple’s online store, but it’s already beginning to makes the rounds in the press. Popular YouTuber Marques Brownlee just unboxed the MacBook Pro-centric 5K display in a hands-on video.

9to5mac.com by Jeff Benjamin, <1 min read
Rumors

Apple will switch to an all-glass casing for next year’s entire iPhone lineup in order to support wireless charging, with Pegatron being the exclusive supplier of the wireless charger. That’s according to the latest research note by KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo obtained by MacRumors.

macrumors.com by Tim Hardwick, 2 min read

Apple is working with LG on a new dual camera module capable of 3D photography effects for potential use in its 10th anniversary iPhone, according to a brief report in The Korea Economic Daily.

macrumors.com by Tim Hardwick, <1 min read
Others

To much fanfare the MacBook Pro was released. Then to much disillusionment its biggest limitation became clear: that it has a 16GB RAM ceiling on all of its models.

The devil is in the details! 😈

macdaddy.io, 9 min read

A web developer and graphic designer has created a fully functioning touchscreen “Apple Mirror”, offering a reflective look into an imagined future where Cupertino builds smart screens for the home.

macrumors.com by Tim Hardwick, <1 min read

Apple stores have a special tool to assist, and they will be offering any 2016 MacBook Pro customers still under warranty attempted data transfer in the event the device doesn’t boot, according to sources familiar with Apple’s repair process.

9to5mac.com by Jordan Kahn, 2 min read

Automation features on the Mac are just too useful to vanish.

m.imore.com by Jason Snell, 4 min read
Finally

I see why some people think Designed by Apple in California could be Ive’s goodbye to Apple. But it feels to me like Ive’s heartfelt goodbye to his best friend and colleague, five years gone. I don’t think Jony Ive is going anywhere.

daringfireball.net by John Gruber, 3 min read

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