“Apple has today released tvOS 12.0.1 to the public. The company doesn’t mention any new notable changes, so it’s likely that this is a minor bug fix and stability improvements update. Today’s release comes a week after the release of tvOS 12.”
“The next major version of the Mac operating system is now available: macOS Mojave. Version 10.14 introduces system wide Dark Mode, new apps like Apple News and Home, new ways to organize (and decorate) your desktop, and much more.”
“Apple officially owns music tagging service Shazam. After confirming plans to buy the company in December 2017, Apple announced today that the deal has closed and it is removing ads from the service. “Apple and Shazam have a long history together.”
“I went to San Jose this June not expecting much from macOS. After all, it’s a mature OS that already did what I need.”
“Noticeably missing from last week’s Apple event was AirPower, which was originally announced during the September 2017 event.”
“This afternoon, Amazon took the stage at its Seattle headquarters to unveil a host of new hardware. Amazon is utilizing its new Spheres location for the first time in this regard. Today’s event includes a refreshed lineup of Echo speakers along with new auto accessories and more.”
“Customers all over the world are now receiving shipment alerts for their shiny new Apple product orders. We have seen shipping notifications for iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max, as well as Apple Watch Series 4.”
What has changed with AppleCare+ for iPhone XS or Apple Watch and why you should consider coverage:
All in all, Apple’s new monthly payments option makes it a lot easier to get AppleCare+ coverage for any new iPhone or Apple Watch. Considering the insanely high cost for back glass repairs on new iPhones, AppleCare+ coverage is more worth it than it ever has before.
On top of that, $4 or $5 a month more for theft and loss protection is a no-brainer for anyone with a history of losing their phones. If you’re getting AppleCare+, adding Theft and Loss is highly advisable, unless you are completely certain you won’t misplace your phone or have it stolen from your possession.
If you shelling out around or over 1k for an iPhone or indeed considering an Apple Watch, AppleCare gives a peace of mind that should the worst happen, it won’t hit as hard in the pocket.
Why we should be wary of Apple Watch ‘ultimate’ health guardian claims | Cult of Mac:
The ultimate guardian for your health? The problem here isn’t necessarily with the technology itself — which may (and probably does) work incredibly well. Hence the FDA clearance.
It is, instead, the risk of misleading the public into thinking that the device can be totally relied on it and is, to use the words of Apple COO Jeff Williams, the “ultimate guardian for your health.” Apple is a brilliant company when it comes to marketing. As a recent video compiling all the adjectives at last week’s Apple event makes clear, it is also a master of hyperbole. But when it comes to selling medical products, rather than just cool consumer products, this behavior won’t necessarily fly.
As Murthy concludes, “We’d never accept such broad statements from a pharmaceutical ad and we shouldn’t accept it from marketing for a device.”
“Whilst the exterior design of the iPhone XS is practically unchanged compared to iPhone X, the devices are not identical. Obviously, the Max is larger and will not fit any current cases. The 5.8-inch iPhone Xs situation is more murky.”