Apple Inc. is developing new features for the iPad to cater to professional users, along with new Mac laptops and desktops, according to people familiar with the matter.
Upcoming software upgrades for the iPad include wider operating-system support for Apple’s stylus accessory, while hardware performance improvements are also in development, according to the people. The refreshed Mac hardware line includes new versions of the iMac desktop, MacBook Air laptop, and a 5K standalone monitor in collaboration with LG Electronics Inc., in addition to a thinner MacBook Pro laptop.
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Now $200,000 seems like small change.
It was only last week that Apple finally launched a bug bounty program, but it did not take long for exploit peddlers to outbid the tech giant.
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Apple’s iPhone 7 seems set to lag far behind flagship Android devices such as the Samsung Galaxy S7 or the Note 7, but there’s a very good reason why Apple doesn’t care.
As has been the case for several years now, I’m confident that we have a pretty good idea of what the iPhone 7 is going to bring to the table, thanks to all the leaked photos, reports from “people in the know,” and supply chain chatter.
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If you’ve been following Apple for a few years, you know that the company loves to remove buttons, ports and everything that sticks out. According to a new report from Mark Gurman, Apple plans to replace the good old physical home button with a pressure-sensitive button that provides haptic feedback.
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Mike Tyran, a nurse living near Corpus Christi, Texas, bought a used Apple iPod in 2010 and tried to repair it after the battery wouldn’t charge.
But when the inveterate “fixer” attempted to open the white-and-chrome rectangle, he was stumped.
“I had worked on old tube radios … (which) had diagrams (and) … schematics. I know where the wiring goes and I know how to open it,” said Tyran, 56, a former heavy diesel mechanic. “I looked at an iPod and I had no idea how to open it … because there were no screws.”
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It’s 2016, and Apple’s mysterious, oft-buzzed about car project is still tucked away under the “ideas that may or may not happen in this lifetime” section of the company’s filing cabinet. Despite a powerful rumor mill—former Apple board member Mickey Drexler once claimed it was Steve Jobs’ “dream” to make an iCar, and reports have repeatedly materialized over the years that Apple was in various stages of building its own vehicle—we’re still waiting, and the will-they-or-won’t-they nature of the project has us asking if we’ll ever see the vehicular version of Sasquatch.
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