The AWT News Update is on hiatus while my compadre, Steve, takes a road trip. In its place, I’ll offer a text-only (no podcast) summary of breaking stories with a tip o’ my hat to my former website, Apple Daily Report.
According to Apple's system status page, multiple store services are currently experiencing an outage. The Apple App Store, Apple TV App Store, Mac App Store, iTunes in the Cloud, and the Volume Purchase Program are unavailable for some users.
iMore says that, no, there’ll be no Apple display with an integrated GPU introduced at the Worldwide Developer Conference — or anytime soon.
Developers now have access to the first preview release branch for Swift 3.0, the next evolution of Apple's custom programming language. "Snapshot" downloads are linked from the official Swift website. The site cautions that the snapshots aren't official releases, and hence have only gone through automated unit testing.
A non-negligible number of 2013 Mac Pro owners are experiencing intermittent freezes no matter what remedial action is taken or the version of OS X installed. Apple launched a repair program in February, but only for Mac Pros with the AMD FirePro D700 and D500 graphics cards.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk told the Re/code conference that Apple may have left it too late to compete effectively in the autonomous car field. He also said that not all companies exploring the idea appreciate the scale of the undertaking.