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MacBook Air and MacBook Pro Updated for Back-to-school Season

Headlines

Apple today updated MacBook Air, adding True Tone to its Retina display and lowering the price, and the entry-level 13-inch MacBook Pro.

Apple has disabled the Apple Watch Walkie Talkie app due to an unspecified vulnerability that could allow a person to listen to another customer’s iPhone without consent, the company told TechCrunch this evening.

News

Apple has released a silent update for Mac users removing a vulnerable component in Zoom, the popular video conferencing app, which allowed websites to automatically add a user to a video call without their permission.

DigiTimes Taiwan, which reports that Apple has “temporarily stopped developing AR/VR headsets.” The report claims the team working on them was disbanded in May and reassigned to other product developments.

Coinciding with refreshes to the MacBook Air and the entry-level 13-inch MacBook Pro today, Apple appears to have discontinued the 12-inch MacBook.

Reviews

For a total of 36 seconds, Schiller spoke somewhat awkwardly about VoiceOver, Zoom, White on Black (called Invert Colors from iOS 6 onward), and Mono Audio – the first real accessibility features on the iPhone OS platform, as it was then called.

And then it was over. No demo. No applause break.

The Apple Watch makes big strides towards iPhone independence with watchOS 6. Watch our hands-on video as we explore the top watchOS 6 changes and features.

Rumors

In a pair of Digitimes reports, Apple is said to be removing 3D Touch from all iPhone 11 models and introducing a new OLED display manufacturer into its supply chain.

Production of Apple’s upcoming augmented reality glasses has supposedly been “terminated,” according to one of the worst sources of Apple rumors on the internet.

Others

Apple Park has been assessed at $3.6 billion — more than twice the value of Salesforce Tower.

Finally

Apple has just revived its classic Texas Hold’em iOS game that orignally launched for iPod in 2006 and then on the App Store in 2009.

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