Other information included rumors about new iPhones, iPads, and AirPods, the discharge of a brand new iOS 13 public beta, and a major subject with the Walkie-Talkie app for Apple Watch. Read on for all the particulars on the week’s high tales.
Apple Launches 2019 MacEbook Air and New Entry-Level 13″ MacEbook Pro With Touch Bar and Touch ID
Apple this week launched its annual Back to School promotion, providing free Beats headphones with the acquisition of choose new Mac or iPad fashions to qualifying college students and educators for a restricted time.
As a part of its back-to-school announcement, Apple additionally launched a brand new MacEbook Air with a True Tone show and a decrease $1,099 beginning worth, in addition to a brand new $1,299 entry-level 13-inch MacEbook Pro with sooner Eighth-generation Intel Core processors, a Touch Bar, Touch ID, and extra.
Both the brand new MacEbook Air and base 13-inch MacEbook Pro have the identical butterfly keyboards as higher-end 2019 MacEbook Pro fashions, together with an “updated material” for improved reliability. Early benchmarks present some good pace beneficial properties for the brand new MacEbook Pro, whereas iFixit carried out certainly one of its conventional teardowns to see what’s inside.
Apple has additionally dropped the costs of a number of high-end storage improve choices throughout the Mac lineup.
Apple Discontinues 12-Inch MacEbook
In addition to refreshing the MacEbook Air and lower-end 13-inch MacEbook Pro, Apple quietly discontinued its ultra-portable 12-inch MacEbook.
Introduced in March 2015, the 12-inch MacEbook had not been up to date since June 2017. Over time, it turned more and more unclear whether or not the pocket book had a future in Apple’s product lineup, particularly after the MacEbook Air was overhauled final 12 months with the same design.
Apple additionally now not sells a MacEbook Pro with no Touch Bar to the frustration of those that choose a bodily Esc key.
Apple Temporarily Disables Walkie-Talkie App for Apple Watch Due to Eavesdropping Vulnerability
Apple has abruptly disabled the Walkie-Talkie app for Apple Watch attributable to a bug that might enable customers to listen in on others.
Apple stated it had simply turn out to be conscious of the vulnerability and instantly disabled the app whereas it really works on a repair as rapidly as potential. Apple will not be conscious of any use of the vulnerability in opposition to a buyer.
The subject is harking back to a critical Group FaceTime bug found early this 12 months that might enable callers to listen to the recipient’s audio with out the decision being accepted. At least on this case, Apple has taken faster motion.
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