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Headlines

Apple Inc. is about to pump up the volume on its audio-device strategy, planning higher-end AirPods, a new HomePod and studio-quality over-ear headphones for as early as next year, according to people familiar with the matter.

I’m not sure if you’re aware, but the launch of Apple Maps went poorly. After a rough first impression, an apology from the CEO, several years of patching holes with data partnerships and some glimmers of light with long-awaited transit directions and improvements in business, parking and place data, Apple Maps is still not where it needs to be to be considered a world-class service.

Apple is considering creating a single subscription offering that would encompass its original TV shows, music service and magazine articles, two people familiar with the company’s plans told The Information.

News

​​This mean any further change in import duties will exempt iPhone 6s from price increases the way iPhone SE was insulated when govt raised taxes earlier this year.

The biggest patent battle of the modern technology world has finally come to an end after seven years.

Apple today announced a new 2018 Midterm Elections section in Apple News, providing a new resource for timely midterm election information.

Reviews

Is macOS Mojave the latest chapter of an ongoing story, the beginning of a new one, or the end of an old one? It feels very much like the answer is yes and yes and yes.

Rumors

The new iPad Pro comes with a new edge-to-edge screen, Face ID and many other amazing features. It’s the biggest step forward on iPad history.

Others

Millions of teachers around the world choose iPad as the best tool to help personalize learning and inspire creativity.

Finally

CPU changes. Once when MacOS went from PPC to Intel, and then once when MacOS went from 32 bit to 64 bit. Each time that transition happened Apple was able to say “OK, this legacy stuff just isn’t going to be there on the new architecture”. And since you had to recompile apps anyway to make them run on the new architecture, developers kind of shrugged and said “Well, yea. That’s what I would have done too”. It made sense.

So are we about to see 128 bit Intel processors anytime soon, to facilitate this change? I doubt it.

OK then, what about a new architecture?

Oh. Hello 64 bit ARM.