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Headlines

Apple is testing a revamped iPhone with an all-screen front, curved glass and a stainless steel frame alongside upgrades to the current models.

Apple celebrates Earth Day with new initiatives and stories of innovation.

The company is set to announce a new, unprecedented goal for the tech industry to “stop mining the earth altogether.”

News

An incident report compiled by an Environment Health and Safety contractor working for Apple mistakenly sent to hundreds of Apple employees and leaked to Gizmodo includes tantalizing clues about some of the new products the notoriously secretive tech company may be cooking up. The report includes over 70 different incidents.

Apple said to have held talks about investing in Boeing satellite broadband project.

Apple is up to something in Hollywood, but no one knows exactly what. Not even Apple.

Reviews

Four quirky cartoons define Apple’s critical environmental mission.

iPhone 7 doesn’t just keep up with the twice-as-many cores in Galaxy S8 — Apple trounces Samsung core-for-core. Here’s why that really matters.

I turned a 2009 Mac Pro that I picked up off of eBay for $1300 into a superb professional workstation, gaming, and VR platform, simply by adding an SSD drive and a new video card.

😍

Apple is building its own GPU architecture, but why? Rather than being motivated by simple cost savings, evidence points to the timing of a significant technical leap forward that could be as big of an advance as iOS was ten years ago.

Rumors

Apple may be forced to eliminate Touch ID from the tentatively named “iPhone 8” altogether if it cannot resolve issues with integrating the fingerprint sensor underneath the smartphone’s display within the next month or so.

Others

When Steve Wozniak co-founded Apple with Steve Jobs in 1976, the two Steves assumed it would last forever.

AppStories is the first MacStories podcast, hosted by yours truly and John Voorhees, and it’s all about the world of apps.

Finally

Special guest Lisa Jackson — Apple’s vice president of Environment, Policy, and Social Initiatives — joins the show for an Earth Day discussion of the state of Apple’s environmental efforts: climate change, renewable energy, responsible packaging, and Apple’s new goal to create a “closed-loop supply chain”, wherein the company’s products would be manufactured entirely from recycled materials.

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